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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Ewock, that's my name!

When you walk in front of it, maybe your footsteps will stop for a moment, smiling, then frowning in surprise, and say softly, What is this? So weird, who made it? This is a show car named 'Ewock' created by The 51-50 Foundation, a Novato, California based automotive social group.
This is a show car named 'Ewock' created by The 51-50 Foundation, a Novato, California based automotive social group. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WyounI)
Well, this cute, funny and unique vehicle in the picture above has shown off at a The Little Car Show at Monterey Car Week 2017 which is usually a favorite of American automotive fans
. And this is not an ordinary cute car figure, but already extraordinary.
This is a show car named 'Ewock' created by The 51-50 Foundation, a Novato, California based automotive social group. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WyounI)
When viewed from the name, it is clear that the car (if you want to call it a car) was inspired by the funny figure of an imaginary creature with the same name that appeared in one of the famous science fiction films "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" released in 2015
.
This is a show car named 'Ewock' created by The 51-50 Foundation, a Novato, California based automotive social group. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WyounI)
The owner-made Ewock is probably our best show ever and looks like something a genius kid put together in an auto shop. The body was two fenders from a 1946 Plymouth welded together and powered by a bicycle engine connected to a 12 volt battery.
This is a show car named 'Ewock' created by The 51-50 Foundation, a Novato, California based automotive social group. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WyounI)
Here's the Sqweeks, an Autobot char. 
(Picture from: http://bit.ly/3nBuwzQ)
And at first glance the shape looks similar to the Sqweeks, a new Autobot character in the fifth sequel of Michael Bay's directed movie titled Transformers: The Last Knight, named Sqweeks built based on Vespa VBB
.

The funny figure shows a grille, turn lights, console switch and brake light coming from the 1969 Jaguar XJ6. The wheels are taken off a a wheelbarrow and a hand truck.
While the chassis is part of the massage table and the chairs are from the kindergarten classroom. Also equipped with press-to-operate headlights and tillers for steering. What an awesome little monster is not? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE 51-50 FOUNDATION  | EWOCK | MSN ]
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Monday, November 30, 2020

Alfa Romeo Brera Concept

This is one of ItalDesign's lively pieces that was presented at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show called the Alfa Romeo Brera concept. The concept car is intended as a proposal that is right on target and worthy included in the Alfa Romeo's lineup.
2002 Alfa Romeo Brera concept designed by ItalDesign and presented at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2HPNkMc)
It can say that's quite different for the Alfa Romeo Brera concept in 2002 is praised for presenting it like the stars at the Geneva Motor Show, it assumed will have a real future in the brand from which it was originally created.

The car concept presentation was carried out while the Alfa Romeo brand being on looking the car figure to replace the 156. As we all knew, the model was relaunched by the brand in 1997. And in the same time, ItalDesign often shows its intentions through a concept, meanwhile here in the case, it presented as a coupe.
2002 Alfa Romeo Brera concept designed by ItalDesign and presented at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2HPNkMc)
For the beauty of the concept, the powerful 400 hp V8 engine is in the front center position, and the door is distinguished by its vertical opening, with the hinge located at the bottom of the door. Its style will attract the public, hopely also the management of Alfa Romeo.
2002 Alfa Romeo Brera concept designed by ItalDesign and presented at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2HPNkMc)
ItalDesign won the contract for the new design of the 159 model. Meanwhile in passing the GTV and Spider replacements were signed by Brera and Spider by Pininfarina.
2002 Alfa Romeo Brera concept designed by ItalDesign and presented at the 2002 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2HPNkMc)
The Brera presentation is almost entirely conceptual, in proportion to the transverse drive architecture and more adequate interior space for rear passengers.
Unfortunately for Alfa Romeo, the styling will be presented with a platform that is often seen as not in line with the character expected of the car model, mainly because there is too much mass. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LEBLOGAUTO ]
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Friday, November 27, 2020

Here's Maserati Bora

The name Maserati is already familiar in the world of sports cars. This supercar manufacturer from Italy certainly has a long history in the construction of its production cars. Well, one of the most iconic is the Maserati Bora even though it struggled in times of crisis and didn't have the chance to become the perfect racing car, at least the Bora is a milestone as the Maserati's first mid-engine supercar.
The Maserati Bora is the Maserati's first mid-engine supercar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Ja85CF)
The car that named after a wind (Bora being the wind of Trieste) appeared in public for the first time at the 1972 Geneva Auto Show is said to have taken inspiration from the Maserati Boomerang Concept, a previous Giorgetto Giugiaro prototype masterpiece that also featured a 4,700 cc DOHC V8 engine but had been discontinued for uncertain reasons.
1972 Maserati Boomerang Concept by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Italdesign Giugiaro. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/362TqC3)
It is not surprising that Maserati Bora is called a Boomerang clone model due of has similar designs. The Maserati Bora first launched of the Modena-based car manufacturer was a mid-engined V8 coupe which was first sold in 1971 until finally discontinued in 1978. As of their time, the Bora could be classified as supercars competed with the Lamborghini Miura.
The Maserati Bora featured two kinds of the mid-mounted V8 engine, ie 4,7-liter made started in 1971 and 4.9-liter version started in 1973. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Ja85CF)
It must be admitted that its initial form was not as handsome as Ghibli but its maximum speed reached 275 km/hour. Even the year of his birth is considered the peak of Maserati glory. The Giorgetto Giugiaro-designed Bora powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 engine, and used Citroen legs.
The Modena-based manufacturer, Maserati produced the Maserati Bora with a total of 564 units. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Ja85CF)
The car also is trying to bring the Maserati into the modern era, and now these cars are rare. The Modena-based auro-manufacturer is produced the Maserati Bora with a total of 564 units. The car immersed by a 4.7-liter engine is more than half of Bora's production or as 289 units in 1971 to 1978, and the rest around 275 units are made started in 1973 to 1978 by using a 4.9-liter engine.
The Maserati Bora appeared in public for the first time at the 1972 Geneva Auto Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Ja85CF)
Although it wasn't made in the first year, the 4.9 liter engine version is certainly more powerful. It is capable of producing 330 horsepower which is channeled to rear-wheel drive via a five-speed manual transmission.
In May 2020, there's someone who sold this rare car with quite well-maintained body paint, the interior was still neat, the cabin still looked original, typical of 70s Italian cars. From the odometer, it can be seen that Maserati Bora has only traveled around 10 thousand kilometers and was being offered at a price of $139,000 (approximately Rp.2 billion). Are You interested? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MASERATIUSA | WIKIPEDIA | DRIVE-MY | CLASSICDRIVER | CLASSIC | CAROLENASH ]
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Here's the newest American hydrogen-powered hypercar

Currently, the development of environmentally friendly vehicles, which are projected to replace conventional-engined vehicles, is being intensively carried out by the world's automotive industry players. It is not surprising that various kinds of the latest eco-friendly vehicle models continue to be born from well-known manufacturers to start-up companies by carrying out their latest and best technological features.
In one full refueling, the hydrogen-powered hypercar called Hyperion XP-1 can go more than 1,600 km. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36faIe1)
Hyperion Motors is one of the American start-up company who done it. Since its establishment in 2011, the company has been employed a brilliant human resources to run the high-tech company focused on revolutionizing the hydrogen fuel system in the automotive industry. The Orange, California based company which is reportedly is being developing its future vision through a hydrogen-powered hypercar called, Hyperion XP-1.

By relying on its hydrogen fuel technology through the XP-1 variant, Hyperion tries to convince itself to try and fill the gap in the new segment by making a technological breakthrough, and not to follow in the steps of other automotive manufacturers who are busy themselves in the development of electric vehicles.
The hydrogen-powered hypercar called Hyperion XP-1 bodywork is constructed by titanium composite and applied the v-wing door types. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36faIe1)
Unmitigated, this American start-up company claims that the Hyperion XP-1 in one full refueling can go more than 1,600 km. As reported by Autoblog, not only its miliages, the XP-1 hydrogen-powered hypercar is also capable of spewing out over 1,000 hp and can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just two seconds.

Besides being able to produce farther miliage than ordinary electric vehicles, because hydrogen is able to produce more power than batteries. Hydrogen is also much lighter than a battery, which makes the vehicle load much less. Apart from being without a battery, the use of carbon titanium monocoque material was also contributed to the light weight of the hypercar, so that the total weight only 1,032 kg.

Then about design, the Hyperion XP-1 has a very aggressive appearance because it promotes aerodynamic factors combined with high technology that is environmentally friendly. The bodywork is constructed by titanium composite and applied the v-wing door types. In addition, a glass canopy is also used, which is believed to be able darkened electronically in order to maintain driver privacy.
Hyperion XP-1 has a very aggressive appearance because it promotes aerodynamic factors combined with high technology that is environmentally friendly. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36faIe1)
On both sides of the XP-1 hypercar, there are the fin-likened slats that extend from under the door to the rear. This bar has a dual function: it helps the car cornering at high speed and also functioned as the solar powered panel. The advanced high technology is also applied in car interiors. One of them is an LCD display of 98 inc which adopts gesture control technology.
"We are very excited to launch the Hyperion supercar and introduce it to the world, while explaining the advantages and benefits of using hydrogen fuel," said Angelo Kafantaris, as Chief Executive Officer - Hyperion Motors. Kafantaris recognizes that hydrogen is the most abundant natural resource in the universe. In addition, the potential of this energy is still not fully exploited by mankind.

"As the most abundant element in the universe, the true potential of hydrogen is limitless. Our goal is to tell an inspiring hydrogen-fueled vehicle. With the debut of the XP-1, we aim to start towards a cleaner tomorrow for generations to come," he added. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYPERION MOTORS | CARANDDRIVER.COMAUTOBLOG]
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Japanese hoverbike ready to fly in 2020

The human desire to be able to fly like a bird has been around for a long time. But after the creation of the aircraft in the early 20th centuries at least some parts of these ambitions have been fulfilled.
Visitors see the Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
Along with the development of technology, it turns out humans still feel unsatisfied when they flying within an airplane only. So by using the technology have, they engineer another flying vehicle in addition to airplanes. And one of them is a flying motorcycle or a hoverbike.

Recently, a Tokyo-based drone specialized startup company named A.L.I Technologies Inc. showing off its hoverbike products at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS). And the plan is that the hoverbikes will be sold starting 2020.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show by A.L.I Technologies Inc and reportedly will be sold to consumers starting from 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
Of the appearance, the company's hoverbike named Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition. Even though at first glance the driver's "position" resembles a motorcycle rider, in fact, it said has a look inspired by a sports car. Although the details have not been published, clearly this hoverbike has become a magnet in one of the world's leading automotive expo events.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show is capable of floating in the air as high as 2 meters in just three seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The company claims that this hoverbike is capable of floating in the air as high as 2 meters in just three seconds. And the hoverbike is also capable of flying while on speeding at high speed. Unfortunately, as reported by Nippon, this hoverbike has not obtained permission yet from Japan's relevant authorities to be able to use it on the streets in the country.
The engine view of Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show by A.L.I Technologies Inc. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The flying motorbike on display at the automotive expo event is most likely a mockup that is touted as a future product in the world of transportation. Dimensionally, this hoverbike has a length of 2.8 meters and also has ten propellers mounted on its body. As for the engine, it uses the petrol engine but the details remain unknown yet.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show has ten propellers mounted on its body. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The company says this model will be launched in 2020, outside Japan (prices have not yet been released), but orders have begun. Furthermore, it is also mentioned, that this hoverbike will be built and marketed in limited quantities. Large scale production is expected to begin in 2021 so that it can reach the Japanese market in 2022.

And the video below was another hoverbike concept of the same company.
Unfortunately, the price of this future vehicle is still not mentioned yet even though it is believed the hoverbike will have a price equivalent to a sports car. How much do you think it prices? Are you curious? Wanna see another flying motobike, the Lazareth LMV 496.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | A.L.I TECHNOLOGIES INC. | NIPPON.COM | DRONE.JP | AUTOS&MOTORES]
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

KLM's V-shaped airplane ready to fly in next two decades

KLM, the Dutch airline company reportedly is ready to fund the development of a new futuristic aircraft design. The concept features a V-shaped aircraft, where passengers can sit comfortably in those unique aircraft cabin. This aircraft design was then given the name 'Flying-V Plane'.
This new fuel effficient V-shaped plane named Flying-V will change air travel in the future. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
As qouted from CNN on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the name of the aircraft was taken from the name of the Gibson Flying V electric guitar which happened to have a shape similar to the aircraft. 

And the Gibson Flying V guitar is known to have been used by many well-known musicians ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, and many others.
The Flying-V plane design was conceived by Justus Benad, who was a student at the Technical University of Berlin then developed by researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
The aircraft design integrates a passenger cabin that can accommodate up to 314 passengers in it, cargo space and fuel tank on the wing, and creates an unusual V-shape. With a branched cabin resembles the 'V' letter and each equipped with a turbofan engine, the aircraft design is claimed to be able to save fuel up to 20 percent when compared to Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The Flying-V design with a branched cabin resembles the 'V' letter and each equipped with a turbofan engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
Although the shape is different from other aircraft, the aircraft's wingspan is the same as the wingspan of an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. So that it allows the airport to accept these aircraft arrival same as another plane in general without the need to reconfigure or change the airport's ground facillity. 

The initial design of this aircraft was conceived by a student at the Technical University of Berlin named Justus Benad. The design was then developed by researchers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands..
The Flying-V aircraft design allows the airport to accept its arrival as same as another plane in general without the need to reconfigure or change in airport's ground facillity. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
Project Leader of TU Delft, Roelof Vos said that this innovation was needed, especially to achieve greater efficiency while researchers developed technology for large-scale electric aircraft. Because, aircraft with less fuel will certainly also produce less pollution.

Pieter Elbers, CEO and President of KLM says, "In the past few years, KLM has developed as a pioneer in sustainability in the aviation industry. We are proud of the collaborative relationship between KLM and TU Delft which serves as an important milestone in efforts to improve sustainable flights."

The researchers hope they will be able to fly the Flying-V in September this year. While the unique aircraft cabin mock-up design will be shown to the public at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport in October 2019 as KLM's 100th anniversary celebration.
While for commercial use, the Flying-V is expected to be operational in the upcoming 2040 and 2050. Vos also revealed that the Flying-V design still requires rigorous testing. While in terms of the interior design of this aircraft, KLM is ready to release it next year. Let's wait for further news. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNN | THE WONDERFUL ENGINEERING]
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