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Bugatti Chiron Prototype Front

There have been more than enough Bugatti Chiron photos surfacing online these past few weeks, but we haven't yet gotten a glimpse of its front end, that is until...this video was captured by AUTO BILD TV as it tries to get around a truck hauling lumber on a narrow road. A horseshoe grille is visible, along with the same headlights found on the behemoth Bugatti Vision GT. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Bugatti Chiron Test

The elusive Bugatti Chiron was spotted in Lavis, Italy without camouflage, just a sleek matte black paint job. For those who have seen in the Vision GT concept, you'll see that many styling cues were borrowed from the design concept. The side profile sports the same elliptical crease, along with the much cleaner roof line leading into a new rear end. Unfortunately, this person was not able to catch it on video. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Boeing Stealth Jet

Photo credit: Boeing via Jalopnik

Boeing recently provided Fox Trot Alpha with never before seen images of their stealth jet, called "Quiet Bird", from the 1960s. It's also known as Model 853, and the company claims that official records of the program were probably destroyed in 1970s. These images from 1962-1963 are from Boeing's Wichita facility on a radar range, and while no actual flights took place during testing, they were able to drastically decrease the radar signature of a tactical aircraft. Continue reading for more images and information.

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Samsung Project Valley Foldable Smartphone

Here's a first look at Samsung's Project Valley, which is a smartphone that supposedly folds in half like a book - or the Nintendo DS. In addition to the flexible display, it features a Snapdragon 620 or 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, a microSD expansion slot and a non-removable battery. No word yet on pricing or availability, but expect it to be priced higher than the current Galaxy offerings. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of what appears to be two trucks driving through the forest, but really isn't.

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Pink iPhone 6S

Photo credit: Daliulian

Apple fanatics probably already know that the company is holding a press event on September 9th, but the first images of assembled pink iPhone 6S models (both standard and plus versions) have surfaced ahead of the official launch on September 18th. While technical specifications have not been released, Chinese blog Daliulian says they will feature A9 processor, 2GB of RAM and sport a 12-megapixel main camera. Continue reading for more pictures.

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BMW M9 Concept

Radion Design gives us a first look at what could possibly be the rumored BMW M9, both coupe and convertible versions. The end result is a sleek and futuristic design that combines elements from the Tesla Model S, as well as current BMW models. For those who like to drive with the top down, you'll be glad to know that the roadster model comes with a roof that goes up and down at the push of a button. Continue reading to see M9 Cabriolet in white and blue.

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BMW i9

If you just can't get enough of the BMW i8, wait until you see the i9 prototype. As you can tell, it looks like a cross between a Star Wars pod racer and the i8. Insiders say that the i9 has been approved for production in 2016, and will sport the same carbon fiber chassis as its predecessor, but with a new, modular 3.0-liter hybrid system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Jared Leto Joker

San Diego Comic-Con is known for exclusive first looks at movies, and this year's was no exception. Guests at this particular panel were shown a new Suicide Squad trailer and it was the first to show Jared Leto as The Joker. As you can imagine, security is quite tight, but they missed this person with a recording device. The clip has already been pulled off of YouTube, but there's still at least one version floating online. Continue reading to watch before it gets axed as well.

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Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce Roadster

Here's a first look at the 2017 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, which will limited to just 500 examples worldwide, 100 less than the coupe. Though pricing hasn't yet been announced, expect to pay a big premium on the $493,069 the SV coupe costs. At 3472-pounds, it's powered by a 6.5L V-12 that generates 739-hosepower, boosting it from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of 220mph. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Arnold T-800

Enlisted to produce articulated puppets and prosthetic effects in T2 was Stan Winston's studio, who was also responsible for the metal skeleton effects of the T-800. ILM's Visual Effects Supervisor, Dennis Muren, remarked, "We still have not lost the spirit of amazement when we see ... [the visual effects on the T-1000] coming up." Such was the role and creation of CGI that the visual-effects team was awarded the 1992 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. However, as you can see above, T-800 was purely make-up. On a side note, did you know that for Sarah's nuclear nightmare scene in T2, Robert and Dennis Skotak of 4-Ward Production constructed a cityscape of Los Angeles using large-scale miniature buildings and realistic roads and vehicles? Continue reading for more.

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