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Ferrari 308 GTS The Brawler
Photo credit: Carlos Colorsponge
Auto enthusiasts are probably familiar with the Pininfarina-styled Ferrari 308 GTB, as it was introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1975 alongside the Bertone-shaped 2+2 Dino 308 GT4 and a direct replacement for the 2-seater Dino 246. This classic supercar is powered by an F106 AB V8 engine generating 240 hp at 6,600 rpm, while the European-spec model made 255 hp due to emmission control devices on the former. Designer Carlos Colorsponge combined the best of the 308 GTS with 1980s NASCAR vehicles to create “The Brawler”.

BMW S1000RR Phantom Motorcycle
Photo credit: Mehmet Doruk Erdem
Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem has wowed us in the past with his custom BMW motorcycles, and his latest is no exception. Based one the BMW S1000RR superbike, the “Phantom” looks to be straight from a science fiction movie, with its cyberpunk-inspired frame. His most famous bike is the “Alpha,” which drew inspiration from sharks and designed to race at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Just like its predecessor, this model has a clean front-end, while the back boasts a powerful stance.

Electric Maserati Neptune Supercar Hypercar
Photo credit: Salvatoreandrea Piccirillo
Between January 1954 and November 1960, Maserati built twenty-six examples of the 250F, and this race car was used in the 2.5L F1 races. It’s powered by a 2.5-litre Maserati A6 straight-six engine generating 220 hp, which helped it win a total of 8 races and 8 pole positions. Other notable features included ribbed 13.4-inch drum brakes, a wishbone independent front suspension, De Dion tube axle, Borrani 16″ / 17″ wheels wrapped in Pirelli Stella Bianca tires. Designer Salvatoreandrea Piccirillo gives us a modern take on this race car with the Neptune.

Microsoft Surface Car
Photo credit: Yang Gu-Rum
Most people know Microsoft Surface as a series of touchscreen-based personal computers and interactive whiteboards that run the Windows operating system, but what if some of this technology made its way into a fully autonomous vehicle? Industrial designer Yang Gu-Rum from Korea gives us a glimpse at what a Microsoft Surface Car could look like, and at first glance, it looks to be minimalist all around, or at least on the outside.

Ford Bronco Ultra4 4400
The sixth-generation Ford Bronco will hit showrooms in June, but the automaker has already built race trucks based on its chassis. More specifically, three custom-built Bronco ULTRA4 4400 unlimited class race trucks have been unveiled, and they’ll be competing in this year’s King of the Hammers off-road racing event. Engine modifications have not been revealed, although we do know they sport a custom 4×4 driveline system built on Bronco brand’s racing heritage.