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Love Beetle

Photo credit: Peta Pixel

Photographer Felix Hernandez didn't travel out to the desert to capture these incredible "Love Beetle" photos, just a cleverly designed set in his studio. That's right, to set up the shoot, Felix hand-painted and prepared the models as well as the highly-detailed diorama, complete with a weathered billboard. Continue reading for more pictures and another video.

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VW I.D. Vizzion


Set for release in 2022, the Level 5 Autonomous VW I.D. Vizzion enables passengers to direct the vehicle using only their voices and gestures via Artificial Intelligence technology. Special algorithms recognize, evaluate and interpret patterns, automatically learning over time. Power comes from two motors (a 101 HP coaxial drive motor up front and a 201 HP in the rear), two transmissions, and a 111 kWh lithium-ion battery, for a total combined output of 302 HP. The concept can go from 0-62mph in 6.3 seconds, while topping out at a a Level 5 governed 112 mph, with an anticipated range of 413 miles. On the inside, you won't find a steering wheel, but rather Microsoft HoloLens technology which projects a virtual interface onto surfaces using augmented reality. 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 showing what happens to whipped cream in a vacuum chamber.

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Back to the Future VW Bus Gullwing

Photo credit: Velocity Motorcars

Back to the Future fans rejoice! Now you can own a VW Bus inspired by the movie's famed time traveling DeLorean DMC-12. "This is truly a one of a kind build paying homage to Marty McFly and Doc Brown featuring a working Flux Capacitor and accurate recreation of Doc's time machine from the original film! The van is beautifully restored both inside and out. Rear seat passengers enjoy a beautiful screen to view movies. Driver and passenger doors are custom built gullwing style for added flair," according to Velocity Motorcars. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.

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Volkswagen Aero B

Created by industrial designer Jisoo Kim, the futuristic Volkswagen Aero-B is all-electric, and instead of a traditional front grille it utilizes brake cooling ducts, located next to the glowing VW logo and LED headlights. Inside the cabin, there are no driver controls, but rather two front seats that face backwards and look towards the front-facing rear seats. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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VW California XXL Concept

Revealed at the 2017 Caravan Salon Dusseldorf event, Volkswagen's California XXL Concept is the ultimate camper van, thanks to a fixed panoramic roof, an extended rear section that forms a giant bed, an alcove for the children, all-wheel drive for year-round use, pneumatic suspension, and lots more. A "Super High Roof" allows for standing height of up to 2,2m, and between the front and rear bumpers, the VW California XXL is 5,986mm long. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Electric Microbus

You saw it debut at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, but Volkswagen has announced that its I.D. Buzz Electric Microbus will be slated for production for a 2022 model year release in the US. It will feature level 3 autonomous driving technology - means the driver is still present and will intervene if necessary, but is not required to monitor the situation in the same way it does for the previous levels - a fully electric engine, and be able to travel 270 miles on a full charge. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Volkswagen Fridge

Slovenia-based Gorenje takes things back, way back, with their retro-styled Volkswagen refrigerator. Despite looking like it was made from a scrapyard vehicle, it's as modern as fridges get, complete with IonAire technology and DynamiCooling to ensure that all of your food stays fresh. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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VW Sychro Van

Rob Heran, a professional mountain biker, transformed his Adventure VW Syncro Van into a mobile home on wheels. He first purchased this 4WD military vehicle a decade ago for a mere $6,000, and used it normally for around for 6-years. Fast forward to 2017, and the van has been rebuilt from the ground up into the adventure mobile you see today. Featuring a modern 120-horsepower TDI engine, an all new roof, side panels, instrument panels, and Recaro seats. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Happier Camper HC1

This may look like a mini Volkswagen Minibus at first, but it's actually the Happier Camper HC1. This modular camper boasts a durable fiberglass shell, spacious rear hatch, side entry door, three large panoramic windows, and a 100W solar panel. Inside, you'll find a a premium BOSE sound system, USB / AC power outlets, a tablet docking station, heated shower, and seating / resting areas. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Jet Engine Volkswagen

Auto enthusiast Perry Watkins managed to pick up a 1958 Volkswagen truck from Oklahoma and spent $64,555 over five years transforming it into a jet-powered drag strip monster, called the "Oklahoma Willy". It now comes equipped with a 5,000 brake horse-power fighter jet engine, that enables it to hit a top speed of 300mph. As crazy as it may look, this vehicle is fully street-legal in the UK, as the standard engine has not been removed. "It was extremely nerve racking the first time I drove the car under jet power. I had no idea how the car would react, it is after all 60 years old and as aerodynamic as a brick. The car could have spun out of control, flipped or even taken off as the 5,000 lbs of thrust was applied. As it happens the car handled perfectly and the sensation of the jet propulsion I can only describe as feeling like I was strapped into a giant firework," said Watkins. 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 Linus Tech Tips unboxing a $50,000 RED Weapon camera.

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