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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

BMW X2 prototype ready for launch

BMW will launch new products in the class of sport utility vehicle (SUV) and crossover in the near future. Autonews reported that the German manufacturer soon introduce the BMW X2 prototype that will compete in the crossover market.

BMW X2 is predicted as a strong competitor Range Rover Evoque. This five-door crossover takes the base of the BMW X1 and the door liftback from some other models. One source said BMW X2 will enter the production line this year.
The X2 will have styling informed by the larger X4 and X6. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HkigvS)
BMW X2 research project carried out in Munich and takes 2.5 years. There is a possibility X2 entry the dealers in early 2017. While the news reported by Autocar mentions BMW X2 will use two engine options, namely turbochargers with 3 or 4 cylinder petrol or diesel. Prototypes of the BMW X2 will undergo tests in the last week in May 2015 before it was announced to the public.
Rendering image of BMW X2. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1DkmChG)
BMW X2 becomes the seventh SUV/crossover model that released by BMW. At this class, BMW will be faced with some premium models, such as the Range Rover Evoque, Audi Q Series, and Mercedes-Benz G series. Those latest premium SUV models will be on display together in the next Geneva Auto Show. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR]
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Mazda's rotary engine legend

Mazda synonymous with the rotary engine, but unfortunately after the triumph era of Mazda's RX sports car end, the model that has a unique combustion system as it is not made again. Mazda says the continuation of the generation of single rotary engine is not logical for the company, because demand is limited plus the strict emissions regulation.
Mazda RX-500 only made as a prototype. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LxbrFe)
When looked again into the pages of history, Mazda once proud and seriously developing rotary engines. Even in 1970 had been born RX-500, the one off Mazda sports car model once born just a concept.
Rear side view of Mazda RX-500. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LxbrFe)
The first presentation done at the Tokyo Motor Show, in October 1970. It has a body made of plastic with a total weight of 850 kg. The sports car uses a 491 cc Wankel Rotary engine in the middle, it could producing 250 PS of power and is able to speed up to 200 kph! For the size of a sports car of its era, if the RX-500 produced, it could be one of the fastest car on the streets.
Using a 491 cc Wankel rotary engine-powered 250 PS. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1LxbrFe)
The design is done by Toyo Kogyo, its purpose as a reference of Mazda model to the high-speed driving security. At the front, his face widened, while extending at the rear. From the silhouette of the body, at first glance looks like a DeLorean DMC-12, the famous car that taken role play in 'Back to the Future' movie.
The car only fit two passengers into the cabin via two types of gull-wing doors. Another unique feature, the rear lights emit a green light during acceleration, when the normal yellow, and bright red when braking.
Mazda RX-500 is very rare, even almost become elusive car. But the eyes of the automotive lover re-open after the original Mazda's sport car appeared in the Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​event which held in West Sussex, England, on June 26-29, 2014 ago. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARBUZZ]
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An Australian most ferocious superbike ever

As we all know that the Superbike version of the most vicious mass production in the world is falling to the latest Kawasaki mainstay super sports motorcycle named 'Ninja H2R'. Where to version of Kawasaki Ninja which is the racing version called H2R and H2 is the road legal version which have enormous power for a motorcycle.
PGM V8, an Australian monster bike. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1At5Teh)
That condition is not separated from the role of supercharger technology and other advanced technologies that make Kawasaki motorcycle can be spewing power over 300 hp. Of course, these records can even match the motorcycle prototype that used in the most prestigious motorcycle racing in the world, MotoGP.
Left side view of PGM V8. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1At5Teh)
But who would have thought this time Kawasaki Ninja H2R has rivals from Australia. The rival of Kawasaki Ninja H2R is PGM V8 Superbike, a superbike from an Australian motor manufacturers that use a configuration of 1,996 cc V8 engine.
Right side view of PGM V8. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1At5Teh)
Indeed, with engine capacity up to 2 times higher than the Kawasaki Ninja H2R will make PGM V8 Superbike absolute win on paper. Interestingly after further explored the machine that carried by the motorcycle is a mix of the two engines of Yamaha, ie the Yamaha YZF R1 2005 and 2006. So those combined engines would make the bikes has more capable of spewing power of 334 hp.
Rear and front view of PGM V8. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1At5Teh)
According to information reported by Autoevolution on Friday, May 22, 2015 which stated that the latest Australian superbike is more aggressive than the superbike ever made by the Australian manufacturer since 15 years ago. At that time, the manufacturer is using the Ian Drysdale V8 engine that has a capacity of 750 cc and 1,000 cc. And both use multiple components of Yamaha FZR400 and FZR600.
The Australian manufacturer now choose the mix Yamaha which is one of the most ferocious superbike engine in its time, because has a specification of 4 stroke DOHC 998 cc, Liquid-Cooled, 20 Valve Genesis that could produces more brutal power than the most ferocious Kawasaki motorcycle today. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PGM V8 | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Known better about 'The Beast'

As a president of a superpower country such as Barack Obama would get super tight guardian, including the presidential car. One such car is the Cadillac One or better known as 'The Beast'.

As reported, the car is built on a GMC truck frame with a Cadillac limousine body. It specially designed by the Secret Service, the car is predicted to cost US $1 million, or approximately Rp.13 billion. With a closer look at this car, we will know how tight guard for United States President.
2009 Cadillac One or The Presidential State Car. (PIcture from: http://amazingtechproducts.com/)
As reported by Bussines Insider on Thursday, Feb 10, 2015, The Beast is able to withstand bullets and bombs. If not used, the car is parked in the basement of the Secret Service headquarters in a full 24-hour surveillance.

When in use, the presidential motorcade will consist of at least two cars were surrounded by a maximum of 45 other armed vehicles, including local police cars, and ambulance, communications center vehicles.

Some of the advantages of The Beast which is touted as totally bulletproof and even bombproof. The passenger cabin where the US President was even able to block the biochemical attack. Its fuel tank was specifically designed so it can not explode because coated by special foam.

If when the car tires exploded, it will not stop. Because the steel rim is able to keep the car rolling. Many details are classified for security reasons, but the information that was released give us an idea of what was this US Presidential Car has. Not only for defense, the US Presidential car is also able to strike if necessary. The assault features are located at the front of the car, which is a set of tear gas cannon and night vision cameras.

Here are more security details. (All pictures taken from: http://bit.ly/1EmPS4T)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


This car uses a V8 gasoline engine that acts as a propulsion source, with a gas mileage of 8 mpg. Even though this massive car has an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 15 seconds, because basically it is a tank which trapped in the car body.
The technology used in this car is amazing and is focused towards one purpose: protect the US President. The Cadillac One is very good at this task. There are 12 similar limousines with different specifications (See another US-Presidential Cars). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUSSINES INSIDER]
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Another face of the S63 AMG

Mansory, a German luxury car modifier company, introduced their latest upgrade package for the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe, where all the parts are built from carbon fiber as well as changes in the interior.
Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe gets updated by Mansory. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1R5Ynu7)
Not only in terms of appearance, Mansory also improve the ability of its engine. Initially, S63 AMG Coupe uses a V8 twin-turbo 5.5-liter engine that 'only' able to produce 577 hp and 900 Nm of torque. And once modified, the engine can generate power up to 887 hp and torque of 1,300 Nm.

Interior and dashbaoard view of Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe gets updated by Mansory. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1R5Ynu7)
Once upgraded, the S63 is capable of running from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. This numbers is 0.6 seconds faster than the standard 4MATIC version. The maximum speed was increased from 250 km/h to 300 km/h.
Engine section of Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe gets updated by Mansory. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1R5Ynu7)
If the upgrade package is deemed too high by consumers, so Mansory also provides other packages with smaller size. Smaller package is only going to increase the strength of S63 AMG up to 709 hp and torque of 1,100 Nm.
Rear side view of Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe gets updated by Mansory. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1R5Ynu7)
from the installation of a wide variety of custom parts such as connecting rods, axle crew, fan pipe, turbochargers, and compressor systems as well as replacement of some standard parts. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INAUTONEWS]
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Relaxed lifestyle make Modern Human bones lighter

Modern human weight is heavier than their ancestors who survived by hunting and gathering various other needs. But in terms of bone mass, modern humans are lighter than their predecessors. An international research team knows the answer, namely agricultural and sedentary lifestyle.

Because humans develop agriculture and transformed into a more relaxed lifestyle, starting about 12 thousand years ago, people no longer spend most of their time with walking, running or carrying something to get food. In fact, such activity could make the bones grow stronger.
Cross-sections of an Upper Paleolithic (L) and Early Medieval (R) thigh bone, showing the change in bone shape and reduction in strength in the later individual. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1emaJQX)
The researchers analyzed samples of arm and leg bones of hundreds of people who live in a period of 33 thousand years ago in Europe. They found that their bone weakening gradually as people's lives are increasingly relying on agriculture, and that the move to the city, changing diet and the other lifestyle changes with small effect.

By comparing the thigh and arm bones - are not affected by the habits of walking and running - from various museum collections, researchers can ensure that the changes that occur because of decreased mobility.

In the article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers say, the foot bone strength decreased between the Mesolithic era, 10 thousand years ago, and the period of the Roman Empire, which began about 2,500 years ago. Arm bone strength remains the same.

More lighter bones make modern humans more susceptible to osteoporosis, at high risk of lead fractures. Researchers say weight training can prevent bone shrinkage, and could help people develop more a Paleolithic-style skeleton. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Very rare black Jalpa for sale

If calling the Lamborghini products manufactured in the 1980s, Jalpa models may not be too well known. Lamborghini Jalpa that auctioned was very special because it was the last products and has a normal conditions.

The model in question has been designed by Bertone and it has been put together in just 410 units, as quoted from Inautonews on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.
1988 Lamborghini Jalpa for sale. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HvV4uy)
Jalpa uses a V8 engine that has a capacity of 3,500 cc and capable of spraying power up to 255 hp at 7,000 rpm. To reach the speed of 100 kilometers per hour takes six seconds with a maximum speed of 234 kph. The engine is combined with a five-speed manual transmission system.
Interior view of 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HvV4uy)
The exterior is still in a state of smooth-coated black paint. Its headlights with open and close models that pinned in the front hood is retained. Rims are still using the manufacturer's standard, but the tires have been replaced with the new one.
Engine view of 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HvV4uy)
Although relatively old, but the car was still equipped with air conditioning. Two seats in the cabin, as well as door panels covered with black leather. The odometer shows the car travelled as far as 40,840 km (25,378 miles).
Rear side view of 1988 Lamborghini Jalpa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1HvV4uy)
For you who have never seen Lamborghini Jalpa while driving on the highway, the following video of a red Jalpa;
This black colored Jalpa is awaiting a buyer willing to pay the price of US. $115,000 or approximately Rp.1,5 billion. If you are interested in this ride, you should know that it is being offered for sale at Hyman Ltd. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INAUTONEWS]
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