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Guess which one will do donuts.

The new electric powertrain is making nearly four times the power of the old flat-four.

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The latest from Icon's Reformer series is way stealthy.

With a matte black paint job and a 6.2-liter LS3 V8, this customized Chevy Caprice walks the line between menace and sleeper.

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Icon founder Jonathan Ward takes us on a tour of the latest Derelict, which is a 1960 Willys Overland Wagon. The model still looks original on the outside but packs modern parts underneath the skin.

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Icon is preparing the third generation of its FJ series. In this video, company founder Jonathan Ward shows off all the changes made to the prototype.

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Icon's latest Derelict turns a tired 1967 VW Bus into a modern machine thanks to a host of carefully hidden upgrades.

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Xcar sits down with Icon founder Jonathan Ward to hear all about the business of turning old heaps into some of the coolest vehicles on or off the road.

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Jay Leno can't quit smiling while driving Icon's latest Derelict, based on a 1948 Buick Super Convertible. It might look beat on the outside, but underneath there's a custom chassis and and Corvette ZR1 engine.

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A creator on Lego Ideas has a fantastic looking proposal to create a replica of the Icon 4X4 Bronco. It nails the off-roader's brawny looks and even features a removable roof.

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When it comes to truly, genuinely interesting automotive design and craftsmanship, Icon is one of the finest outfits in the game. We've covered the company and its founder, Jonathan Ward, in the past, and have remarked on just how fully and intricately done the automotive art it turns out is. The company's next big thing, though, is a far cry from the modified Land Rovers and Chevy Thriftmaster pickups.

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Icon is one of the coolest American boutique vehicle builders around today, known in part for its talent of combining the looks of classic vehicles with modern powertrains and features to create something beautiful. A new video takes a sentimental look at the company's philosophy and at two of its more recent creations – the Thriftmaster truck and E-Flyer bicycle.

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As far as resto-mods go, few turn the trick quite as well as the folks at Icon. We've seen the California outfit do its thing with everything from a Chevy Thriftmaster pickup and Ford Bronco to an electric bicycle and even an Ural Solo motorbike. For its latest project, Icon has worked over another one of the most legendary off-road vehicles of all time: the Land Rover Defender.

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We were big fans of the Icon Chevrolet Thriftmaster when it debuted at the 2013 SEMA Show (okay, we're kind of big fans of whatever Icon does). Its retro looks and beautiful craftsmanship combined with a brawny 5.3-liter V8 make it seem like a prime vehicle for summer's night cruise.

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Icon is known for its stylized motorcycle helmets and gear, but it also builds themed, custom motorcycles, too. The folks over at Icon most recently built Iron Lung, which started out as a 1991 Harley-Davidson Sportster. Of course, it now looks nothing like the bike on which it's based - more like what Harley might have produced if it got into road racing a couple decades ago.

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If you've been jonesing for some news from Icon, the release of the E-Flyer electric bicycle the other day may or may not have done the trick. But either way, the Californian company known for retrofitting and restoring classic trucks is back with the Thriftmaster, which it has helpfully displayed on the show floor at SEMA (incidentally, with an E-Flyer in the bed).

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We know we're supposed to be impartial and all that, but we have to admit to being big fans of Icon's work. Whether it's a Bronco, a Toyota FJ, a Dodge D200 or even an old DeSoto wagon, the folks at Icon never fail to transform their projects from old and busted into eminently desirable. But if their usual six-figure price tags and less-than-green footprint make you wince, allow us to point you in the direction of Icon's latest set of wheels. Only by "set," this time we mean "pair."

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Jonny Lieberman hates his job. And who wouldn't, we ask you? Hanging out at racetracks, driving two of the very coolest high-performance station wagons on the planet and, of course, dressing up funny for nobody's benefit but yours, Internet Denizen. Sounds terrible, right?

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If you've been following our friendly neighborhood blog for the last few years, you already know how fond we are of the Ural brand of motorcycles and sidecars. Sharing a life-and-limb endangering moment aboard one and having it deliver you home safely tends to bond man and machine in a way otherwise impossible...