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Lexus Kinetic Seat

Set to make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show this weekend, the Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept features an innovative fiber net construction, rotational seat cushion and back rest movements, along with a a flexible spider web-pattern for optimal support. The rotational seat cushion and back rest enables both sections to move kinetically with the occupant's weight / external forces, thus stabilizing head movement caused by vehicle motion and keeping your field of vision steady. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the amazing technical mastery of Formula One drivers.

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New Toyota Supra

Based on the FT-1, Toyota's all-new Supra is speculated to be powered by a hybrid powertrain, co-developed with BMW, that produces in excess of 400-horsepower. Unfortunately, not much else is known about the sports car, besides its BMW Z5-inspired design, but expect it to give the BMW M4 a run for its money once released. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a stuntman successfully completing Evil Knieval's insane jump across Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho.

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FJ40 Rat Rod

Photo credit: Chris Wall via HiConsumption

South Africa-based Allers Rods & Customs wanted to create a vehicle that combined classic ruggedness with hot rod-style flair, and this sleek rat rod, based on a 1975 Land Cruiser, was the result. This was not a simple project, as the front suspension had to be custom fabricated in-house and headlights from a VW Golf 1, while widened wheels as well as differential were sourced from a Land Rover Discovery. Inside, the seats were pulled from a Jeep Wrangler. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Lexus LC500 Supercar

The Lexus LC500 coupe was introduced in January 2016 as a grand tourer, and from what we know, it shares the same 5.0L 2UR-GSE V8 engine with the RC F and GS F that produces 467-horsepower, paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. If Toyota were to introduce a supercar version of the LC500, this is what it would probably look like, or at least Rain Prisk Designs would like to think. Featuring flared wheel arches, concave wheels, black lip spoiler, and more. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of five Marvel characters with seriously villainous pasts.

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Supra Bentley

This looks like a Bentley Continental GT3 R from afar, but get closer, and you'll see that things are a bit off, since the donor car is actually a 1992 Toyota Supra. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 3.0L straight six producing 220-horsepower, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission, rather than a 572-horsepower twin-turbo 4.0L V8 found in the R. Simply put, a Bentley Continental GT3 R replica body kit was glued onto the Toyota two-door coupe, complete with stickers and stripes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Tuned Toyota Supra

Photo credit: Yasid DESIGN

You could either buy a supercar, or fix up the classic Toyota MKIV Supra with a Rauh-Welt Begriff kit, like Yasid DESIGN. "Sometimes you just gotta ruin a Supra. Just for the giggles. But sometimes you slap an Rauh-Welt Begriff RWB kit on, drop it on some Rotiform wheels and it'll look .. not the worst," said Yasid. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Stormtroopers escorting a mini Kylo Ren.

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Toyota Corona Hot Rod

When you take an old 1968 Toyota Corona, strip it down to its bones and install a tubular steel space-frame, along with a 106 inch wheelbase, the vehicle above is the result. In addition to its aggressive front end and Gulf-Racing Blue paint job, the vehicle is ready for any track or any terrain you throw at it. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Tundra Diablo

Russia-based Devolro introduces the Toyota Tundra Diablo, a matte black expedition vehicle, ready for the apocalypse, or the next Bourne movie. Powered by a 5.7L 8-cylinder engine that produces 600-horsepower, mated to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, it sports a FABTECH 6" Performance System with Black Dirt Logic 2.5 Coilovers, along with rear Dirt Logic shocks, Dual TRD Exhaust, as well as TOYO Open County tires, to help you tackle any terrain. Continue reading for another action video and more information.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 6x6

Unlike its road counterpart, NSV Auto's Toyota Land Cruiser 6x6 is powered by a supercharged 4.0L V6 that pumps out 398-horsepower and 364 lb-ft of torque to three axles through a 5-speed manual gearbox. Sporting 6 large wheels with the ability to traverse over big hills and stomp through deep sand with ease, it can haul 3.3 tons of cargo in the back while doing so. Continue reading for a video, pictures and information about a custom Toyota HiLux 6x6.

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Toyota uBOX

Toyota partnered with graduate students at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research to create "uBOX". A new concept vehicle designed for Generation Z, whether it be for transportation, work or socializing. The box-like, door-equipped crossover sports an electric powertrain that delivers ample take-off power, while a configurable interior with sliding, nesting seats enables you to easily switch between cargo and people carrying, as needed. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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