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1,150HP Toyota 86

Formula Drift World Champion Fredric Aasbo partnered with Toyota to create a crazy stunt that can be viewed from space, using his Icom Toyota Express Service 86-X. Unlike the standard GT86, this competition version is powered by a turbocharged 3.4L straight-six engine that sends 1,150 horsepower to the wheels. They plotted the time at which a satellite would pass overhead and performed donuts to create tire marks shaped like the number '86, large enough to be seen from orbit. Continue reading for a behind-the-scenes video, more pictures and information.

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Celica Nissan GT-R

At first glance, or from afar, the rear of this Toyota Celica might pass as a wide body Nissan GT-R, but upon closer inspection, you'll see that it's just a knockoff. No word yet on what's under the hood, but even if it does come equipped with a tuned twin-turbocharged 1,000 hp engine, most racers wouldn't give it the time of day at the track. Continue reading for a picture of the front.

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Patriot Campers LC79 Supertourer Black


When is a Toyota Land Cruiser not just another SUV used to haul things around town? When Patriot Campers transforms it into the LC79 Supertourer Black. This off-road-ready expedition vehicle features an EFS suspension upgrade, front / rear winches, and a set of ORH wheels wrapped within Mickey Thompson tires. Other features include: an integrated storage unit, a kitchenette, an Undertray water tank and electric pump among many other outdoor-friendy amenities. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of adults reacting to game theory.

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Toyota Concept-i

Self-driving cars are one thing, and Toyota's Concept-i takes the technology to a whole new level, with an integrated artificial intelligence system that anticipates people's needs, improve their daily lives or, even inspire their imaginations. This system learns with the driver and is capable of building a "meaningful and human" relationship with them, according to Toyota. "At Toyota, we recognize that the important question isn't whether future vehicles will be equipped with automated or connected technologies. It is the experience of the people who engage with those vehicles. Thanks to Concept-i and the power of artificial intelligence, we think the future is a vehicle that can engage with people in return," said Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a 1000 rocket launch bike built by none other than inventor Colin Furze.

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Land Cruiser Tonka

The FJ Company is best known for their FJ49 makeovers, and their latest project, brings the Tonka trucks you grew up with to life. The metallic orange 4x4 you see above is no toy, as it's a functional off-road vehicle, complete with Mickey Thompson wheels, paired with Cooper Discoverer 'A/T3' tires, and even a bottle opener integrated into the custom front bumper. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota FT-4X Concept

Think of the Toyota FT-4X Concept as a giant toolbox on wheels, and a mini camper at that. Featuring a rear hatch capable of opening both horizontally and vertically, tie-down bumper / roof hooks, color-coded storage boxes, and a large cargo area for your gear. You also get also a North Face sleeping bag that fits snugly between the two front seats, while under the hood, it's powered by a four-cylinder engine with mechanical 4WD. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Toyota Hilux Expedition V1

Most expedition vehicles are just too large and costly to run, that is unless...you're talking about the Toyota Hilux Expedition V1. Geocar, Hurter Offroad, and Arctic Trucks Iceland teamed up to build this 4x4 off-road beast, transforming the vehicle from a normal pickup to a mini home on wheels. Power comes from a 3.0L 225hp diesel engine, while its custom-built cabin features a sleeping area, dining table, a kitchenette, and an expandable roof. On the outside, a TJM snorkel makes it semi-amphibious, and a WARN cable, HELLA lights, front / rear differential locks, underbelly protection, and an internal radio control unit, ensure that you're fully equipped for any kind of disaster. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one explaining five things you should know about your brain.

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Project Aspen Land Cruiser

Based on the original Toyota FJ43 multi-purpose vehicle, "Project Aspen" gives the classic a modern update. Featuring a WARN 'M8274' winch mounted to the original front bumper, PIAA 7" LED fog lamps, a custom roll cage, marine-grade upholstery, Recaro racing seats, Rhino Linings bedliner, a reverse camera, and a booming audio system. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Toyota Hilux Tonka

Tonka trucks are what many children grew up playing with, but now, Toyota has created a real-life version. Based on an SR5 double cab Hilux powered by a 2.8L four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, the truck has been lifted 6-inches and equipped with a front bar, high-performance LED lighting, as well as a new carbon fiber tailgate. Unfortunately, there's no word on if you'll be able to pick one up from your local dealership...yet. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of an unexplained space explosion that has baffled scientists thus far.

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Testarossa Pickup

This bizarre modified 1980s pickup truck was spotted in Florida, and modeled after the Ferrari Testarossa. It sports a host of prancing-horse badges, Pirelli tires on five-spoke modular alloys, and Pininfarina badges on the quarter panels. Unfortunately, this owner did not opt for the iconic side strakes and vents on the rear fenders. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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