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EKS Putting a 600hp Engine in the Audi S1

EKS Putting a 600hp Engine in the Audi S1
The Audi S1 is a cool little hot hatch for the European market, and even with its stock 231 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, it’s supposed to be a pretty fun car to drive. But when it comes to professional racing, there’s always room for improvement, and in the case of DTM champ Mattias Ekström, he’s going to really be pushing this little car to its limits.
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Maniwa: A Wooden “Supercar” from Japan

Maniwa: A Wooden “Supercar” from Japan
If you wish to own your own supercar, complete with a giant rear spoiler, gull-wing doors and a glass engine cover — but you can’t find a way to swing a Ferrari 458 Italia or Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 — why not just build one yourself out of wood?
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Jay Leno’s Massive 27-Liter V12 Bentley

Jay Leno’s Massive 27-Liter V12 Bentley
Jay Leno continues to show off his seemingly inexhaustible collection of amazing vehicles, this time taking us for a spin in a custom-built Bentley, which has been upgraded with an engine originally designed for use in WWII airplanes.
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1988 Robocop Ford Taurus: I’d Buy That for a Dollar

1988 Robocop Ford Taurus: I’d Buy That for a Dollar
Ah, the things you find on eBay. If you’re like us and think that they should have never remade Robocop, then have we got a car for you. For the low, low price of $6,000 you can own a 1988 Ford Taurus that looks just like the ones in the original flick.
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1938 Buick Y-Job Tribute Car for Sale

1938 Buick Y-Job Tribute Car for Sale
The 1938 Buick Y-Job is known as the U.S. automobile industry’s first ever concept car. It was created by General Motors Chief of Design Harley J. Earl to test out future ideas for styling, and he actually drove the car for about 10 years himself.
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MINI Paceman Adventure Pickup Truck

MINI Paceman Adventure Pickup Truck
Perhaps the most unusual vehicle to ever surface from MINI, this one-off Paceman pickup truck was the result of a collaboration between the apprentices and instructors at the BMW plant in Munich. The vehicle started off as a MINI Cooper S Paceman, and was transformed into a two-seater with an open-bed storage area in place of rear seat and hatchback.
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Twisted Alpine Edition Land Rover Defender

Twisted Alpine Edition Land Rover Defender
UK tuners Twisted Performance create this very special Land Rover Defender that’s been decked out with all kinds of visual, performance and space improvements. In its top-of-the-line Alpine 110 configuration, the vehicle has been stretched to a long wheelbase five-passenger configuration, and bestowed with Twisted’s P10+ performance kit, and sport suspension.
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The Big Block Smart Car

The Big Block Smart Car
The Smart is one of the silliest little vehicles on the road. Sure, it’s energy-efficient, but that’s about all its got going for it other than maybe its turning radius and ease of parking. Stock, the Smart coupe comes with a tiny 1-liter 70 horsepower engine.
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ICON D90 Land Rover V8 Reformer

ICON D90 Land Rover V8 Reformer
ICON is perhaps best known for its updated FJ series of 4x4s that are modern versions of the Toyota Land Cruisers of the past. But they also enjoy reworking other classic off-road vehicles including this venerable Land Rover Defender 90.
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Mercedes-Benz 300TD El Camino

Mercedes-Benz 300TD El Camino
There’s nothing too thrilling about an old 1979 Mercedes-Benz 300 series, and the Chevy El Camino was a “classic” for all the wrong reasons. But put them together, and you get an epic vehicle like no other.
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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Nazionale

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Nazionale
Lamborghini shows its patriotic love of Italy with a special configuration of the Aventador LP 700-4 called the Nazionale. Built by the company’s bespoke Ad Personam division, the car retains the monstrous 720 horsepower 6.5-liter V12 engine under the hood and the standard Aventador’s 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) time of just 2.9 seconds.
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Gray Design Ferrari F458 Curseive

Gray Design Ferrari F458 Curseive
Gray Design is an international design studio out of Sweden known for their award-winning designs focusing on automobiles, yachts and motorcycles. Their team worked with Vogue Auto Design to create this custom body kit for the Ferrari 458 called the Ferrari F458 Curseive.
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Mansory Carbonado Black Diamond Aventador

Mansory Carbonado Black Diamond Aventador
Aftermarket customization specialists Mansory has amped up the already eye-catching Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 with a whole lot of carbon fiber and much more. They began by replacing nearly every body panel of the car with carbon fiber components custom made using their advanced autoclave process.
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BMW Vision Future Luxury

BMW Vision Future Luxury
BMW has revealed a concept vehicle and design statements which provide insight into the future direction of its philosophy when it comes to automotive luxury. The overall vision is highlighted by lightweight modern materials and technological innovation, especially inside the car.
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Dodge Viper SRT Anodized Carbon Special Edition

Dodge Viper SRT Anodized Carbon Special Edition
Fans of the Dodge Viper will be happy to know that there’s a new special edition of the car on the way, and it looks pretty amazing from the outside. With a cool metallic matte finish, there’s no question that this is one of the best looking Vipers to date.
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