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Trion Nemesis

Just when you thought hypercars couldn't get any crazier, the Trion Nemesis comes along. It's powered by a twin-turbocharged 9.0L V8 that pumps out 2000hp, enabling it to rocket from 0-60 mph in a mere 2.8 seconds, with a top speed of over 270 mph. The company says the Nemesis will also have a 'Predator Mode' that adjusts ride height, suspension settings, exhaust sound, and rev limit, on the fly, when needed. Trion plans on building 50 units, priced at $1-million each. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Simpsons mashup that will blow your mind.

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McLaren P1 GTR

So, you already have a McLaren P1, but want something even faster, just for the track? Well, the McLaren P1 GTR should do the trick. Featuring a stripped down interior and an F1-based steering wheel. There's also a 90kg (198-pound) carbon fiber MonoCage chassis sourced from the road version, along with DTM-style, carbon fiber seat-shells to keep the weight down. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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HENDO Hoverboard

Always wanted a hoverboard like the one Marty McFly used in Back to the Future? If so, you may soon be able to purchase one just like it for a cool $10,000. One caveat: it requires a metal floor beneath you. Los Gatos-based startup Arx Pax is making the HENDO a reality, with the board itself relying on four disc-shaped hover engines that generate an electromagnetic field over a conductive surface (like copper sheeting), which in turn creates an opposing field within the surface. The two fields then repel each other, allowing the board to hover about an inch off the ground. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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James Bond Lotus

James Bond fans rejoice! If you've seen "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) countless times already and have a few million burning a hole in your pocket, now is your chance to pick up the actual Lotus Espirit S1 car that James Bond used in the film. This vehicle is claimed to be one of only three surviving Lotus prop cars used during filming, though if you want to bring this nostalgia home. For those who love the super spy, but don't remember the vehicle in this film, it ebuted its submersible skills during a chase scene that saw Bond escape gunfire from a helicopter by driving straight off a pier and then up went the wheels and out came the fins. Continue reading for more pictures and an actual video showing the the Espirit in "The Spy Who Loved Me".

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Titanic Disaster

The RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of April 15, 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. It was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast with Thomas Andrews as her naval architect. Andrews was among those lost in the sinking. On her maiden voyage, she carried 2,224 passengers and crew. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of redneck engineering done right.

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C-5 Galaxy

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No, this isn't a new design for the space shuttle, just Lockheed's C-5 Galaxy. It's used to provide the United States Air Force (USAF) with a heavy intercontinental-range strategic airlift capability, one that can carry outsize and oversize cargos, including all air-certifiable cargo. Lockheed proposed a twin body C-5 as a shuttle carrier to counter the Conroy Virtus, but the design was turned down. The C-5 is among the largest military aircraft in the world. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a hawk attacking a drone in mid-air.

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Local Motors Strati 3D Printed Car

You can either buy a car from a local dealership, or have a Local Motors Strati printed at home in 44-hours. This company created the world's first 3D-printed car from ABS plastic reinforced with carbon fiber. While you may have seen similar vehicles, this is truly the first that has the body and chassis of the vehicle printed together. The company says, "The 3D-printed car is going to change the way car manufacturers create vehicles. By cutting down the time and cost to build cars, Local Motors has shown the automotive world that things need to change. This line of vehicle is the catalyst, and you can be the first to own it." Click here to view the first image in this week's funny homework questions and fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a spinning chocolate cake that will blow your mind.

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Yamaha 01GEN

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When you combine the performance of an ATV with the looks of a futuristic motorcycle, you get the Yamaha 01GEN. It's touted as a "multi-wheel crossover" and is designed for both the asphalt and off-road use, and its motorcycle-like upper half and ATV-like lower half reflect this. While there's no word yet on pricing or availability, it will become a favorite vehicel among extreme sport GoPro fans. Continue reading for more images, a live video and additional information.

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Street Legal Flying Car

First, there was the Terrafugia, which never hit production, now the AeroMobil aims to continue where it left off. This vehicle can fly up to 430-miles on a single tank of petrol. Best of all, when its wings fold down, it'll fit snugly into a normal parking space. The company says its third prototype is ready to be shown to the world on October 29, at the Pioneers Festival in Austria - the wings will fold into the back seat behind the driver when in car mode. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sikorsky S-97

Similar to Sikorsky's groundbreaking X2 technology, the S-97 Raider also features a pair of fixed coaxial rotors made of rigid, counter-rotating blades along with a six-blade pusher propeller for reduction in hub drag as well a low acoustic signature, high cruise speed and improved high/hot hover performance. Continue reading for a live unveiling video and more information.

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