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Star Wars Toyota Celica

The Toyota Celica was both affordable and sporty for its time, but this Star Wars battleship-inspired vehicle is neither. This monstrosity was allegedly created by a bodywork shop in Kampala, Uganda, with all of its new exterior body panels made from lightweight fiberglass. Continue reading to see the rear and for more information.

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2019 Toyota Supra Goodwood

The 2019 Toyota Supra, codenamed A90, made its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and turned quite a few heads to say the least. So far, nothing has been confirmed by the automaker, but it's speculated to the 2,204-pound vehicle will be powered by a 3.0-liter straight six engine that produces at least 335hp and 332lb-ft of torque, enabling it to sprint from 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Energy Observer Hydrogen Ship

Toyota's Energy Observer is touted as the "world first hydrogen-powered ship," and it measures over 100 feet long, 42 feet wide, and displaces 28 metric tons. It was launched in France last year on a six-year mission to test propulsion from renewable sources, and currently, it's in the Mediterranean, heading towards Northern Europe next year, with the final leg being Tokyo, just in time for the 2020 Olympics. Continue reading for a more detailed video tour and more information.

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Patriot Campers LC200

When an expedition vehicle is just too bulky for the back roads, there's Patriot Campers; LC200 Supertourer, based on the 200-series Toyota Land Cruiser. It's powered by a twin-turbo V8 diesel engine and sports an upgraded suspension, chassis extension for the all-aluminum rear-mounted storage system, front / rear TJM Torq winches, and ROH wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Century

Priced from $177,716 USD, the 2018 Toyota Century aims to be the Rolls-Royce competitor of Japanese luxury vehicles. Inside the cabin, you'll find individual rear seats, complete with 16-inch rear seat entertainment system, high-end audio, and 7-inch touch panel in the rear center armrest with massage function of the seats, curtains, air conditioning as well as the sound system. It's powered by a 5.0-liter V8 hybrid-gasoline engine producing 376 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 221hp and 221 lb-ft of torque generating electric motor, fed by a nickel battery, for a combined output of 425hp. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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GR Super Sport Concept

First revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the Toyota GR Super Sport Concept gives us a sneak peak at the company's next supercar, or the successor to the LFA. This pre-production model is powered by a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 2.4-liter direct-injection V6 engine - THS-R hybrid system - that outputs an impressive 986-horsepower. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Top Secret Supra

There are supercars, and then Japanese tuner Top Secret's crazy gold Toyota Supra. On at least one occasion is was driven to a top speed of 197 mph (316 km/h) on a public highway in the UK at night, while later it achieved 222 mph at Nardo during a test run in 2008. Continue reading for another video of this beast from Japan. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Hellcat Prius

Photo credit: The Fast Lane Car via Road & Track

Unlike the standard Toyota Prius, this one by American Racing Headers of Long Island, New York boasts a 1000-horsepower Hellcat-sourced supercharged V8 engine. To be more specific, it features the 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 with a 4.5-liter Whipple supercharger that sends 1000 horsepower through a six-speed manual Tremec gearbox to a Ford nine-inch rear end. As you can see in Jay Leno's test drive, the car is fully-functional, and currently generates around 800 horsepower to the wheels. Continue reading for a video of it at the drag strip and more information.

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Toyota Craigslist

Some people like to directly trade-in their vehicle at dealerships to avoid hassle, while others go the private sale route using sites like Craigslist. This person went with the latter, and tried an interesting ad copy to catch your attention for a 1999 Toyota Corolla. Continue reading to see the entire ad copy, as well as a few comments that internet users left for him.

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Toyota Cue Basketball Robot

The Toyota Engineering Society has built a humanoid robot designed to shoot a basketball, and much better than even some professional players. How? It uses artificial intelligence to learn from players on the Japanese B League team Alvark Tokyo and then perfect its shot to nearly 100-percent accuracy at short distances, like the free throw line. The robot fits right in with the team as well, since it stands 6 ft 3 in tall. 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 a bowling ball taking on a trampoline from 45-meters.

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