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Friday, January 30, 2015

Land Rover Urban Truck concept

British manufacturer Land Rover has recently made the concept of Land Rover Defender Urban Truck Ultimate RS which at first glance looks like a Mercedes-Benz Jeep in terms of models, but it's more cool, with a large capacity engine.

As reported of Carscoops on December 7, 2015, Urban Truck Ultimate RS uses a V8 GM engine with a capacity of 6.2 liter that originally powered only 430 hp increased to 500 hp, and torque reaches 540 Nm. Added also a six-speed electronic gear selector.
Land Rover Defender Urban Truck Ultimate RS. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1tWUTTw)
Looking at the outside, you would admire all exterior covered in black, in a custom front grille, and parts of ventilation using carbon fiber, with the Defender 2 inches special roll bar.
Interior and dashboard view of Land Rover Defender Urban Truck Ultimate RS. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1tWUTTw)
The interior, there ars available Alphine Satnav system with subwoofer, also heated Recaro Sportster seats wrapped in Nappa leather (which you can also find on the dashboard, steering wheel and steering column).
Rear side view of Land Rover Defender Urban Truck Ultimate RS. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1tWUTTw)
It looks more and more violent with 18 inch rims application wrapped with Yokohama tires and Bilstein damper kit, as well as brake calipers that colored in black. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Astronomers have found the oldest known star

An international team of astronomers has discovered the oldest known star in the universe, and it was twice older than our solar system. The team includes astronomers from Europe, Australia and the United States.

The star was orbiting Five planets with the size of which can be compared with Mercury and Venus, but scientists say the star is too close to the sun to be able to live.
This artist's rendition provided by NASA shows the Kepler space telescope. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1uDwr4x)
As published in the latest issue of the Astrophysical Journal, scientists reported that the solar system is likely derived from the early period of the universe ie 13.8 billion years ago. 

The astronomers believe that the new solar system discovered that began 11.2 billion years ago. For comparison, our solar system about 4.5 billion years old.

The discovery took place by using the NASA's search planetary spacecraft, Kepler for four years and the new star is in the constellation Lyre and called Kepler-444. According to scientists, the planets orbiting the star Kepler-444 in less than 10 days, at a distance of less than a tenth of the Earth to the sun. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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Here's the retro-futuristic Café Fighter look

Basic as designer makes Bill Webb more easily to direct the "wild" imagination becomes a reality. For him, there is no limit in fantasy, including familiarizing the two great powers motorcycle modification flows.

He managed to combined a retro café racer aura of with the violent looks of streetfighter. Two different streams of the time embodied in the Honda CBR1000RR modifications named Café Fighter. The result, an outstanding retro-futuristic rides present in sight.
Honda CBR1000RR 'Café Fighter' by Bill Webb. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAzT6K)
"I want to embrace modern technology to create the perfect streetbike with café racer philosophy. So I am looking for a popular modern sportbike with strong capabilities that have a beautiful frame hidden behind the body," said Bill.
Right side view of Honda custom 'Café Fighter'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAzT6K)
2009 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition is taken as the base for this modification. This bike is considered to be tough with the ability to accelerate and easier control. Advanced technology is also much pinned on it, made him feel fit picked to represent his wishes.
Front fascia view of Honda custom 'Café Fighter'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAzT6K)
The beauty of engine and frame are maintained. Then Bill creates a single seat that seemed fused to the body. Its fairing made minimalist for easily precise, produced and reproduced, and not difficult to mounted fitting on the CBR1000RR production of 2009-2015.
Rear view of Honda custom 'Café Fighter'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAzT6K)
Bill's advantage as an industrial designer is ease of use sophisticated tools to translate design. No need weld expertise, enough with sophisticated machines Webb can lathe the chunks of iron with high precision according to the computer design.

Smart solution in this case is, the seat is taken from Ducati Panigale inserted into the seat frame is made of ABS polymer. This component is designed to fit to be associated to the subframe.
Honda custom 'Café Fighter', an outstanding retro-futuristic rides present in sight. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAzT6K)
Then he made a holder for sensors and other small devices with sleek and compact. It means that the weight can be reduced as much as possible, and then visually look more clean. The lights were made custom with a futuristic design. Model of projector headlights arranged vertically. While the rear, the lights are united by a single seat section.

This neatly modifications, thanks to "manufacturer technique" owned by Bill Webb makes the modification results look very neat, like motorcycle production coming out of the factory. Bill even consider this work as a concept that can be marketed to the other CBR1000RR owners. All components are mounted very compact and can be easily dismantled and reassembled.

Another advantage, it proposes the concept is still relying on the ability of the manufacturer's motorcycle. There is no specification of the engine or even a modified suspension. All standard left. Are you interested? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HUGE DESIGN | BIKEEXIF]
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

A bright spot of Evoque Cabriolet

Some British media reports, the Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet will go on sale this year at an estimated price of £45,000, or equivalent to Rp. 864 million. This report is regarded as a bright spot after the car is on display at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 was "disappeared" without news about the production.

The report also reinforced by the emergence spyshot last month showing the Evoque with soft top (roof made of fabric that can be opened and closed). Land Rover really want to test for some time that they need before disclosed the details to the public.
Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet finally see a bright spot after vacuum production about 2 years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1xOVjLh)
Most likely, the car with a full specification will be shown late June 2015 in the Goodwood Festival of Speed. If it is really no other bright spot about the production, the media in the UK argues that this model will bring a new breath of off-road vehicles.
Range Rover Evoque Cabriolet spy shot. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1DJiYxv)
The same report quoted of Autoexpress even more complete. They stated that Land Rover is ready to run the Special Vehicle Operations division to deliver the high performing of Evoque SVR. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEXPRESS | WORLDCARFANS]
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German scientists have developed the teleportation machine

Scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam has created a real life teleporter system that can scan an object and move it to another location. Not enough dematerialization and reconstruction of science fiction, the system relies on the destructive scanning and 3D printing.
Star Trek’s transporter sold the idea of teleportation to the masses, but now German scientists have invented a real-life working system that ‘teleports’ objects from one location to another using 3D printers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yNb7iu)
This system has two engines. An object in one machine scans the layers upon layers are then transmitted via encrypted communications to a 3D printer. Printers in other machines then replicate the original object layer by layer, effective enough to move objects from one place to another.

"We created a simple standalone tool that allows relocation of inanimate objects remotely," said a team of six people in a paper submitted to the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction conference at Stanford University, as quoted by The Guardian.

"Users put the object into a transmitter, then enter the address of the receiver, and press the relocation," he added. The system is nicknamed "Scotty" as a tribute to the chief engineer.
Different from the previous system only partially copy a physical object, the system is copying layers upon layers of deconstruction and transcribes the transmission to ensure that there is only one copy of the object at a time, according to scientists. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GUARDIAN | TECHCRUNCH]
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A cruiser motorcycle of Indian and Italian cross-breeding

An Indian specialized custom motorcycle company, Vardenchi reportedly preparing a big motor bike which will come carrying the cruiser style.

The latest Vardenchi motorcycle will be named Vardenchi T5. Recently Vardenchi has also released several sketches of the latest motorcycle.
Vardenchi T5 concept on Delhi Auto Expo 2014. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1y0NiF6)
The Mumbai-based company also cooperating with the Italian tuning, Moto Morini to develop this new Vardenchi T5. The latest Vardenchi motorcycle will be present with the use of a V-Twin Moto Morini's engine that has a capacity of 1,187 cc. Expect power output to be in the region of 115 bhp and 105 Nm of torque, channeled through a six-speed manual gearbox, to the Vardenchi-spec 200 mm-wide rear tire.
Front side view of Vardenchi T5 concept sketch. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AGGnkG)
The figure of Indian motorcycle looks muscular with oval-shaped tank, use of the round headlights and a sleek stern design. If you look at the overall design of the T5 such as inherited the aura of classic motorcycle design. In addition, the use of the trellis framework on Vardenchi T5 also increasingly make it look ferocious and sturdy.
Rear side view of Vardenchi T5 concept sketch. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AGGnkG)
Reportedly this latest Vardenchi motorcycle will be equipped with from Marzocchi's suspension in front, while the rear suspension uses Öhlins monoshock. While to stop the speed, it relied on Brembo brakes. Vardenchi T5 will be marketed exclusively in India while for the European market through the Moto Morini network. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VARDENCHI| AUTOCARINDIA]
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Is there a Veyron successor?

In 2014 the newly passed, the worlds automotive has developed so rapidly especially those developments supported by technological and innovations that make each manufacturers vying to boost their production to get the best results. 

This is what is happening on the Bugatti, one of the famous French supercar manufacturers with one of its products is the Bugatti Veyron which is known for its speed until get the title of the fastest cars in the world some time ago.
Rendered image of Bugatti Chiron concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yxGsXU)
Although they earned the fastest car title on one of their production but Bugatti still not satisfied, they continues the car development. From so much development has been done, and rumored gives birth to a new world's fastest supercar which is ready to beat the previous supercar, Veyron.

The name of the new car is rumored to be Chiron, which is the name of a centaur in Greek mythology but also that of Bugatti's famous racing driver Louis Chiron, who was influential in building the brand’s legend in the early parts of the last century.
Louis Chiron on his 2.3-liter supercharged Bugatti Type 35B. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yxGsXU)
As quoted of Motor Authority site on Friday, December 12, 2014, the engine used in the Bugatti Chiron is still relying on the same engine as used by the Veyron. But it has undergone many improvements so that the engine could be generated more greater power than the Bugatti Veyron.
Spy shot image of Bugatti Veyron successor. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1zqRwWy)
The supercar used a V16 engine with a capacity of 8.0 liters and is equipped with four turbochargers on the back of the cabin. With these facilities, the engine can get the power up to 1,200 hp with a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.
Spy shot image of Bugatti Veyron successor interior. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1zqRwWy)
Having done a lot of changes in the engine, this car is also powered by the electric motors. So if coupled between a conventional engine and electric motor will produce tremendous amount of power which is then channeled to the 7-speed DSG transmission system with double clutch, allowing the Chiron can be driven up to a maximum speed of 463.5 kph. For comparison, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can only reach a maximum speed of 431 kph.
Rear view of Bugatti Veyron successor spy shot image. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1zqRwWy)
In order to supports its maximum performance, the Bugatti Chiron is also equipped with an active air deflector and also large rear wing section to support a more stable aerodynamic systems. While the car's body is also changing more significant. It can be seen on the bumper, front hood and more flatter cabin glass.
While the security systems such as the braking system, it already uses carbon-ceramic discs disc as used in F1 cars. And more interesting at the speedometer, the speed indicator given limits up to 500 kph. Let's wait...its debut! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR AUTHORITY | AUTOMOBILE]
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