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Custom Extra Terrestrial Vehicle Still Can’t Fly

Custom Extra Terrestrial Vehicle Still Can’t Fly
Custom car builder Mike Vetter, owner of The Car Factory, creates some amazing custom vehicles. One of his latest creations is a version of his ETV (Extra Terrestrial Vehicle) line of cars. This car, which apparently comes to us from the future, has a 270hp engine under its space-hood, with Lamborghini doors, and a custom-made body.
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Nissan Juke-R Tears up the Drag Strip in Greece

Nissan Juke-R Tears up the Drag Strip in Greece
The Nissan Juke-R is already an impressive upgrade to the little crossover SUV, but what happens when you drop a 750 horsepower engine in it (and replace the majority of the drivetrain) and send it to compete at the Unlim 500+ Europe Destination Greece drag races?
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Garage D 2014 Nissan GT-R DT1200R

Garage D 2014 Nissan GT-R DT1200R
For those days when your sad little 545 horsepower Nissan GT-R isn’t enough, there’s always Garage D’s tuner package which manages to crank Godzilla’s muscle up to a whopping 1,200 horses. The GT-R DT1200R isn’t about body work – it’s all under the hood, but this package of engine upgrades allows the GT-R bestowed with it to hit a top speed of 230mph, and eat up a quarter-mile of track in just 9.45 seconds, or a full mile in 22.528 seconds.
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Ken Block’s Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX

Ken Block’s Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX
We just came back from the Detroit Auto Show a few days back, and the 2014 Ford F-150 was one of the darlings of the show. And while the new F-150 has tons of improvements, most of them are in the way the vehicle is constructed and its technologies.
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V12 Lamborghini Engine in a Fiat 500

V12 Lamborghini Engine in a Fiat 500
Ok, we’re not big fans of the puffy VW Bug-like looks of this modded vehicle, but we have to hand it to its builder for having the brass cojones to put a 580 horsepower Lamborghini V12 engine inside this Frankensteined together Fiat 500.
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DC Design Ford EcoSport

DC Design Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport is one of the top selling cars in South America, and is also sold in India and Southeast Asia. In fact, it’s slated for release in 62 countries by 2017 – though the U.S.
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Kode9 Sports Car from Ken Okuyama

Kode9 Sports Car from Ken Okuyama
Designer Ken Okuyama used to work at Pinanfarina, where he was in charge of the design for cars like the Ferrari Enzo and 599, started his own design firm in 2006. Okuyama’s latest creation is the lightweight, mid-engine Kode9 sports car.
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DiamondBack Leaning Trike

DiamondBack Leaning Trike
The DiamondBack is an open-air three-wheeled vehicle that combines the thrill of racing motorcycles with the ease and safety of driving a car. Pneumatically-operated front wheels lean into turns to add to driver excitement. Plus, its active suspension system automatically maintains the proper ride height.
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Office-K Porsche Panamera

Office-K Porsche Panamera
Japanese tuning outfit Office-K transformed the Porsche Panamera into a big blue beast, wrapping it in a matte electric blue finish, and adding wide-body enhancements from FAB Design, including a chunky new front bumper, flared out fenders, side skirts, a rear spoiler and a massively revised rear bumper.
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2014 Porsche Panamera by Caractere Exclusive

2014 Porsche Panamera by Caractere Exclusive
Caractere Exclusive is a Belgian company that is know for the amazing custom conversion kits it creates for Porsche vehicles. This 2014 Panamera kit is no exception. This kit comes with a number of exterior upgrades: larger air intakes, sharper curves, reworked side skirts, a rear wing, new front and rear bumpers, and 21″ or 22″ wheels in graphite matte or polished finish.
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Lister Bell STR Lancia Stratos Kit Car

Lister Bell STR Lancia Stratos Kit Car
While Bertone’s original Lancia Stratos is truly one of the most spectacular cars of all time, most of us mere mortals could never afford to buy one, at least not in drivable condition. Over the years, there have been numerous attempts to recreate the design of the Stratos with kit cars.
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2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper

2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper
Jay Leno’s Garage shows off one of the more unusual Mini Coopers we’ve ever laid eyes on. This 2002 Mini Cooper was modified by builder Jacque Andres of Bay Bridge Bimmers and Minis to give it a second engine.
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2M-Designs 2013 Jaguar XF

2M-Designs 2013 Jaguar XF
Why the Jaguar XF is the “bottom of the line” car you can buy from the British manufacturer, it’s still no slouch. Other than its steel instead of aluminum construction, it’s every bit as good as Jaguar’s other current line-up.
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2014 BMW M5 Vorsteiner Package

2014 BMW M5 Vorsteiner Package
The 2014 BMW M5 is a beautiful performance coupe right off the assembly line. But the folks at Vorsteiner, a a California-based luxury vehicle tuner, always seem ready to try to boost things a little bit more anyway.
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Bozca Zest Concept

Bozca Zest Concept
Automotive and yacht designer Timur Bozca’s concept car might have a name that sounds like a bar of soap, but we still think that it’s got a truly special industrial design. The vehicle is designed to seamlessly blend both masculine and feminine desires, with a mix of sporty dynamic design, performance, and a comfortable interior.
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