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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Zenvo ST1

The Zenvo ST1 is designed to express the excessive power and performance of the car.
The design brief from the Zenvo creators to the designers at hermann & brandt design consultancy was to design a supercar that looked like no other supercar. The design had to be aggressive mixing supercar styling with race car elements.
The design of the Zenvo ST1 is made from free flowing accelerating lines creating the shape of the wheel arches, the roof line, side line and the lower side air intake. The sharp lines are connected by muscular organic surfacing creating dramatic reflections. Contrasting the general surfacing the design features a race car inspired lower carbon splitter.
The front of the Zenvo ST1 is designed around the hexagonal trademark Zenvo grille flanked by the large front air intakes used for brakes and engine cooling. The intakes are raked back to minimize drag and at the same time making the side impression of the car more compact.
The theme of the front is repeated in the rear which is designed around the big diffuser necessary for high speed stability. As on the front the center volume is flanked by large air exits extracting hot engine air as well as housing the exhaust and rear lights.
The rear spoiler mandatory for a car capable of extreme high speeds is partly integrated in the rear wing. It has a unique aerodynamic design following the raked shape of the rear end.
Technical Specifications
  • Max. power: 1104 hp (810 kW) at 6900 rpm
  • Max. torque: 1430Nm at 4500 rpm
  • Top speed: 375 km/h (electronically controlled)
  • Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 3.0 s
  • Dimension
    • Overall length: 4665 mm
    • Overall width, without mirrors: 2041 mm
    • Overall height: 1198 mm
    • Wheelbase: 3055 mm
    • Weight: 1376 kg
    • Headroom front: 1002 mm
    • Legroom front: 1104 mm
    • Shoulderroom front: 1398 mm
    • Cargo volume: 130 l
    • Fuel tank volume: 69 l
Fuel tank volume: 69 l

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S

Power, beauty and soul–three words to describe the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, which packs the latest version of Aston’s universal 6.0-liter V12 from the new Vanquish. With 55 more horsepower and a 205 mph top speed, this car proves to be brutal but elegant.
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It has a new seven-speed sequential transmission instead of the six-speed manual, cutting 25 kg off the car’s curb weight. It’s also got three-stage adaptive damping, a new steering system and a sport mode to tighten up throttle response. The new V12 Vantage S is visually distinguished by a new carbon-fiber grille inspired by the CC100 Speedster concept, ten-spoke alloys, black roof and rear panel.
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Zero to 60 mph times haven’t been released yet, but something below four seconds is likely a safe estimate. Torque is up from the standard V12 Vantage’s 420 pound-feet as well, to 457 pound-feet of torque in the S. Inside, the new V12 Vantage S gets revised Sport seats, with a choice of Luxmill or semi-aniline leathers, optional Alcantara upholstery and an optional Carbon Fibre Interior Pack. The carbon pack adds carbon fiber trim elements to the door pulls, dash and black pedals.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ Sold for $1 Million


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Remember the film “Gone in 60 Seconds,” a movie about a retired master car thief, Nicholas Cage?  Well, the car that was used in the film–the infamous 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’– has been recently sold during the Dana Mecum 26th Original Spring Classic Auction in Indianapolis last week for $1 million.  Even though there were a total of 11 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanors’ that were used in this film, this particular car was used in most of the closeup scenes and promotional campaigns, and was driven by Cage himself several times.
Powering the 1967 Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ is a 351 Ford V8 crate engine, producing an impressive 400hp driven by a four-speed manual transmission with 17-inch wheels. Key features of the car are its centrally-mounted driving lights, pumped fender flares and unique hood and trunk.
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Eleven of the fictional Eleanor Mustangs were created for the movie, although only three of these were working cars. Two of these were destroyed during filming. The cars were not original Shelbys but replica versions based on modified Mustang fastbacks.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Lamborghini Egoista Concept.



If you thought the Lamborghini Veneno was intense, wait until you see the Lamborghini Egoista Concept.
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Unveiled at the 50th anniversary party for Lamborghini, this one-seater supercar concept is a sight to behold. The design for the Egoista was fueled by a passion for innovation and alternative solutions. ”This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista (selfish),” said creator Walter De Silva.
The Egoista itself is powered by a 5.2-liter V10 engine that is good for 600hp. To get the engine started, you must first get inside the cockpit, which is done by lifting the orange cover. Inside, the cockpit is made completely out of carbon fiber and aluminum. The design of the interior is also tailor-made for the driver, which is common sense considering this car is centered around one person: the driver. The racing seat features a four-point seatbelt that has different colored strips, and the seat itself is an orange color that matches material used around the cockpit.
Inspiration for the cockpit comes from an Apache helicopter, but unlike the Apache, guns are not attached to the Egoista. However, this inspiration continues to the exterior as well, which features sharp edges, and both a red & green light mounted on the roof of the car which is similar to those found on aircrafts.
I don’t expect the Egoista Concept to be a production car, but its quite the one-off as of right now. Props go to Lamborghini for making some of the most insane looking vehicles I have seen in quite some time.
(Source: Lamborghini)
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

2015 Bristol GT


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Bristol Cars is a British-based company founded in 1945 that specializes in developing hand-built luxurycars. The company produces only 20 units per year, but even so, it manages to maintain loyal clientele.
One of the most famous cars developed by Bristol was the Fighter - a sports car that can hit a top speed of about 200 mph. Along with that beast, the company has developed lots of other models and all of them used either BMW or Chrysler engines to power them.
Now Bristol wants to hit that 200 mph mark one more time, but this time in a new extended-range electric GT supercar. The model is still in its development process and will be shown in concept form at the end of this year.
It will use the same design language we saw on the 2009 Giugiaro-styled Namir supercar concept and will be offered with technology developed by Surrey-based technology group Frazer-Nash Research.
Note: pictures shown here are of the Giugiaro Namir Concept, not the Bristol GT.

Friday, May 10, 2013

2014 Rebellion R2k




You’ve seen Jon Olsson’s Rebellion R2k in pictures, now check it out in action. In the video you will hear this monster-car start up and see it fly down a track, only to pull a huge drift at the end. This car has got to be one of the most aggressive and extreme vehicles I have seen in quite some time.
The new Rebellion R2k was designed by both Jon Olsson and Leif Tufvesson. From the inside and out, they spent countless of hours design every little detail. The especially made sure to make the interior enjoyable as they will be pretty much living in it for the duration of the Gumball 3000.
On his website he included some special “thank you’s” to those who helped him out with the car:
  • Leif Tufvesson and Caresto for doing an amazing job taming this beast!
  • Alexander  from bilupplysningen.se for the updated lights
  • ADV1 for the best wheels ever!
  • Oskar Bakke for photos and all the design help
  • Cam Shaft Wrapping for the epic chrome foil and Kisterlappen for setting it perfectly!
  • Carl at Svenskbyggradio for hooking us up with perfect comunication during the rally
  • Jens for being a kick as co owner and partner in the project!

(Source: jon-olsson.com)
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