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Olivia Munn As Princess Leia - Photos and Video

For the G4TV's celebration of the 30 year anniversary for Star Wars, the gorgeous Olivia Munn donned the Princess Leia slave girl outfit.





More photos at g4tv.com

BMW XI AWD System

Watch a BMW 328xi wagon, 530xi wagon, X3, and X5 rip through the snow using the xi awd system. Here's a brief explanation of the xi awd system:
For 2006, BMW neutralized that last excuse by adding its xDrive all-wheel-drive system—similar to that in the X3 and X5 sport-utes, defaulting to rear-wheel drive and delivering up to a 50/50 split via an electronically controlled clutch pack as conditions require...

Koenigsegg CCGT

from edmunds.com
Koenigsegg also has created a new racing model, the CCGT, which has been down-tuned to comply with FIA GT1 regulations. The company removed the superchargers but hiked displacement to 5.0 liters. The resulting output is just north of 600 hp.

Based on the CC range, the CCGT has an amazingly high power-to-weight ratio, since its dry weight is just under 2,200 pounds. An additional 220 pounds of ballast will be optimally positioned to meet FIA minimum-weight rules.




In case you would like to order one here are the Koenigsegg contacts by country.

2010 BMW 5 Series

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When you think of luxury executive saloons, one car always comes to mind - the BMW 5-series. A class leader since its inception, the 5-series remains a crucial car to BMW. With the current E60 5-series introduced back in 2004, BMW is preparing the sixth-generation model to be revealed in 2010.

It will be a tough job for the designers as well as the thousands of engineers working across BMW's development centers to renew the current model, a car that already resides at the edge of the technical front line. The new design is critical for BMW's design manager Adrian van Hooydonk and his team, who have to create an exterior that radiates the brand's distinctive design values and at the same time feels new and fresh. Using information from various sources, these renderings were compiled by ourillustrator Radovan Varicak, giving us a preview of what the final version will look like.

The front-end will likely feature a more upright kidney …

Cars in Flat Black

Hot rodders in the 40's and 50's used to paint their cars flat black or just didn't have enough money to paint over the primer. Here are modern cars that take the concept to the next level.

Mercedes Benz CLS55

Porsche GT2

Lotus Exige

Ferrari 599

Mitsubishi Evo VIII

Bentley Continental GT

McLaren SLR

Rolls Royce Phantom

Volkswagen Beetle Hot Rod

Movie Leader Optimus Prime

Gizmodo gets to play with the new Movie Leader Optimus Prime toy from the upcoming Transformers movie.

From Hasbro.com:
Movie Leader Optimus Prime
As featured on the cover of ToyFare 116, OPTIMUS PRIME appears in highly detailed robot and Semi tractor mode. Each mode realistically depicts OPTIMUS PRIME as he appears in the film.

In 2007, select figures across Leader, Voyager and Deluxe class feature Automorph Technology that enhances the vehicle to robot conversion of both AUTOBOT and DECEPTICON warriors. Moving one part of the robot or vehicle causes other parts to move, making armor plates and weapons shift automatically. Movie Leader OPTIMUS PRIME also features Advanced Automorph—an automatic conversion that triggers both lights and sounds.

Consumers of all ages can try out the electronic lights and sounds in Leader Class figures on-shelf with a special “Try-Me” window. The package also includes the following details about the struggle between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS:

For thous…