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Ripsaw EV2


The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond, formerly part of the Top Gear crew, gets behind the wheel of Howe & Howe Technology's Ripsaw EV2, which is touted as a "luxury high performance light weight go fast super tank." It's based on the fastest dual-tracked vehicle ever deployed, the unmanned Ripsaw MS1. Power comes from a diesel engine producing over 600 horsepower, while its plush interior offers leather seating and even a touchscreen entertainment system. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of 9 gadgets that make cooking outdoors easy.

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Track-Tor Fastest Tractor

Top Gear's Track-Tor is now the world's fastest tractor, thanks to it being powered by a Chevy 5.7-liter V8 that generates 500-horsepower. Other features include: a large rear spoiler for extra downforce and an exterior coated with Lamborghini orange paint. After hitting 87.2 mph on the track it took home a Guinness World Record, as the previous title holder was a full 6 mph slower. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including on of the ten most anticipated video games coming out this year.

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Volkswagen XL1 vs Veyron

The Volkswagen XL1 doesn't look like a typical hybrid, with its Lambo-style doors and all, but the vehicle does make great use of its 27 horsepower electric motor paired with a 47 horsepower two-cylinder engine. With a zero to sixty time of 12.1 seconds, it can achieve 261 miles per gallon. Even with those numbers, the guys over at Top Gear Poland pit it against a Bugatti Veyron. Continue reading to see what happened.

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The Lamborghini Pregunta was the result of a partnership with the Italian branch of the French Carrosserie Heuliez in 1998. It's based on a modified Lamborghini Diablo chassis, running rear-wheel-drive (instead of the Diablo's four-wheel-drive system) and is powered by a 530bhp V12 engine; good for a top speed of 207mph. Continue reading for a video of it racing a fighter jet and more information.

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On the most recent episode of BBC's Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson claimed that the McLaren P1 is a game-changing hypercar, and that it's "a new chapter in the history of motoring." It's a limited production plug-in hybrid, with the entire production of 375 units selling out by November 2013. For those who were fortunate enough to buy directly from McLaren, the vehicle would have set you back a cool $1.15-million USD. Continue reading for the Top Gear segment.

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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson has been known to be the prankster of all of the show's presenters, but this gig might take the cake. He takes the P50, currently the world's smallest car, out onto England's hectic A3 highway in the middle of traffic for a test drive. This four wheel, all-terrain P45 vehicle comes complete with turn signals, lights and a license plate to make it street legal. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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While Lamborghini may not have officially released a pink Aventador model, Richard Hammond went the extra yard, with the help of the Rays of Sunshine charity, to make it a reality for Emilia Palmer, an 8-year-old suffering from a serious lung condition that requires her to be on oxygen. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Not just any car, this Lotus Excel was modified by the Top Gear crew and definitely something that 007 himself would drive. This Bond car features an extendable rear dive planes, electrically-powered rear thrusters, a double skinned passenger compartment, a roof hatch for access and a crafty ballast system that involves filling its tires with concrete. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Think of the Citroën Survolt as a futuristic Bugatti Veyron, but with Lamborghini-style doors and powered purely by electric motors. Just "push the accelerator and away you go in one constant, addictive, thrust of torque. 0-62mph is over and done with with in just under 5.0 seconds." Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.

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Apple fans probably think the iPhone 5 blows Samsung's Galaxy S III out of the water, in both specs and aesthetics, but Samsung would like to disagree. So, they put together a new ad campaign to poke fun at Apple's new phone. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading to see a video of Top Gear's Sandblast Challenge.

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