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Bespoke Coach 144 Sprinter van is all about chauffeured luxury

California's Bespoke Coach used the recent LA Auto Show to reveal its latest luxury van. The 144 Executive Coach is a smaller, less expensive alternative to its full-size Sprinter 170 coach, but the new model doesn't slouch on comfort or luxury. The van comes stuffed with everything from custom-made recliners, to a built-in bar, to an entertainment system with dual LED TVs and available Apple TV and DirecTV.

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McLaren looks to the future of Formula One with MP4-X concept

McLaren says that it wanted to peer into the future and "imagine the art of the impossible." The result of that vision quest by the company's design team is the McLaren MP4-X Formula One concept race car. This is a sleek, powerful ride that makes the current crop of cutting-edge technology used in F1 racing look primitive, with everything about this concept, from its sculpted exterior to its hidden gems of advanced electronic wizardry, far out, but achievable.

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McLaren finds its design mojo with drop-dead gorgeous 675 LT Spider

McLaren has sometimes been criticized for designing its cars with too much focus on aerodynamics and science; for not tugging at the heartstrings like Ferrari, or offering something crazy like Lamborghini. Not so the new 675 LT Spider. This convertible thing of beauty has shot straight to the top of our list of stylish supercars. Just look at those gorgeous wheels!

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Red Rhino LF5G fire truck douses flames in small city spaces

The term "fire truck" can inspire images of long, boxy trucks painted in bright red, but the worldwide fleet of fire trucks consists of models of many shapes and sizes. One of the latest, the Red Rhino LF5G features a much smaller, more agile design based around an Isuzu D-Max platform. Engineering firm HOPE Technik blends form and function to give this truck the ability to negotiate the tight urban spaces of Singapore in responding to fire and medical emergencies.

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Ferrari's Sky Jump V95 Dualsteer tractor brings caterpillar tracks to the tough slopes

This unique tractor design uses twin caterpillar tracks on the back instead of pneumatic tires, giving it up to 60 percent more traction than a regular tractor and outstanding capabilities on steep slopes. A dual front/rear steering system gives it a turning circle as tight as a regular tractor, and it's capable of 40km/h (25 mph) on the road as well.

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Zarooq Sand Racer to tear across the desert (and pavement, too)

We recently got a look at the all-new W Motors Fenyr Supersport, an ultra-aggressive, highly exclusive exotic supercar from the United Arab Emirates. One of the creative forces behind that car has now revealed an automotive vision from a very different corner of his mind. The Sand Racer from startup Zarooq Motors is arguably every bit as cool as the Fenyr, but it's designed to thrash about on hot sand instead of just asphalt.

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