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Saturday, July 11, 2020

The most ferocious Lambo roadster is launched and already sold out

Lamborghini, one of Italy's premium sports car manufacturers, is launching a new variant in the super-electrification range. Yes, on Thursday, July 8, 2020, the raging bull logoed car manufacturer officially launched the Lamborghini Sián Roadster.😎
Lamborghini Sián Roadster officially launched at July 8, 2020, and only built 19 units already sold out. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fmB2qg)
Like the previous Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Coupe variant, which was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 and which was produced by the Italian manufacturer in limited numbers, only 63 units. Now when the version of the Lamborghini Sián roadster is launched, the manufacturer says it will also be produced in a more limited number, which is only 19 units.
The Lamborghini Sián Roadster, which was built using the Aventador SVJ platform, can be customized according to the wishes of its owners in the Lamborghini Centro Stile(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fmB2qg)
By carrying the hybrid system, the Lamborghini Sián Roadster beside uses a V12 engine, it also uses 48 Volt electric motor so make its power more violent. How could that be, the V12 engine developed by Lamborghini for the Sián was able to produce power equivalent to 785 horsepower as well as being the largest in the history of the Italian raging bull manufacturer. The Sián Roadster also gets an additional 34 horsepower power from its hybrid system. 
Lamborghini Sián Roadster uses the hybrid system that consisted of a V12 engine and 48 Volt electric motor(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fmB2qg)
In total Sián can be produced the power equivalent to 819 horsepower. The power is channeled through the 7-speed ISR (Independent Shifting Roads) transmission system to its 4-wheel drive. And now the numbers of Lamborghini Sián Roadster acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in less than 2.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of more than 350 kph.

Unlike other hybrid cars, the Sián does not use batteries. Instead, the Lamborghini electric system uses a supercapacitor which is claimed to have more energy than an ordinary battery. The company said that the supercapacitor unlike batteries can be charged immediately in a faster time and can draw energy as in the braking process. Supercapacitor also does not run out as easily as battery capacity, so it can be used in millions of times the energy charging.
In total Lamborghini Sián Roadster can be produced the power equivalent to 819 horsepower(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3fmB2qg)
The Lamborghini Sián Roadster, which was built using the Aventador SVJ platform, can be customized according to the wishes of its owners in the Lamborghini Centro Stile. And the figure of the car at the launch event appeared in the Blu Uranus color which was mentioned as a result of the color combination of sky blue and green field. Whereas the rims are given a color called Oro Electrum, as the color chosen for Lamborghini electrification.

The dimensions are not much different from the previous version of Lamborghini Sián. The roadster variant has a length of 4,980 mm, a width of 2,265 mm, a height of 1,133 mm, and using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis so that it has a fairly lightweight, although it was not revealed specifically by Lamborghini.
Unfortunately, Lamborghini still has not revealed the price of the Sián Roadster. As quoted from Motor1, the estimated price of this roofless supercar is translucent at the US $3.7 million or around Rp.53 billion. Are you interested to buy it? If yes. It's too late because the most ferocious Lamborghini roadster variant is already sold out.😿 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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Friday, July 10, 2020

Titania Veltro, one of Franco Scaglione's most inspired designs

After presenting a rarely seen sportscar figure named 1970 Costin Amigo a while ago, and on this occasion we will again present the unique sportscar figure that once existed and perhaps will never be seen again because until today its existence is unknown.😢
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) was shown for the first time at the 48th Salon de Turin in 1966. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BHFr8B)
And the sports car that will be discussed on this occasion is the Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe, the only one sports car prototype ever made in 1966 by an Italian automotive company called Intermeccanica based on a design created by Franco Scaglione, the Italian renowned automotive designer at the time. As an automotive designer, he was very famous at the time, so it is not surprising that many cars in his design work have become legendary car figures to this day.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) also featured longitudinal slots in the hood as air extract(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BHFr8B)
Yes, from Franco Scaglione's magical hand touch had given birth many legendary car designs such as the 1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto Coupe which is the first concept car from a series of the B.A.T. (Berlina Aerodinamica Technica) car models, and then the most beautiful car ever, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale which made its debut for the first time on August 31, 1967, and many others.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) dubbed as one of Franco Scaglione’s most inspired designs. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BRsLvN)
This one-off prototype of the Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe also known as 'Hairy One', and was shown for the first time at the 48th Salon de Turin in 1966. It appeared very elongated with a diminutive Vanwall-esque air intake, and also featured longitudinal slots in the hood as air extracts. And under its front hood lies a British Ford 106E engine, that made it able to run up to top speed was nevertheless 124 mph.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) used a British Ford 106E engine, that made it able to run up to top speed was nevertheless 124 mph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BRsLvN)
As quoted in the book titled 'Intermeccanica: The Story of the Prancing Bull' on-page of 66, the Titania Veltro sportscar did teach Franco Scaglione a lot about the emerging science of aerodynamics. Curiously, many automotive experts said that the car was similar to that of another great aerodynamicist, Englishman Frank Costin's Amigo of 1970. Both were aesthetically too long in the wheelbase, neither made it commercially, but both excelled aerodynamically by using production engines.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) appeared very elongated with a diminutive Vanwall-esque air intake. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BHFr8B)
As mentioned before, this car has never been made into a production model by the Italian 'prancing bull' logoed car manufacturer, and sadly until now it is unknown where it is. And once again, strangely, there is not a single note that records and informs when and where this one-of-a-kind sports car was lastly seen.😢 Video below was not about Titania Veltro but another unique car designed by Franco Scaglione.👼
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INTERMECCANICA.ORG | FRANCOSCAGLIONE.COM | CARSTYLING.RU | COACHBUILD.COM | ALLCARINDEX.COM | WIKIPEDIA | WIKIWAND]
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

You've might never be seen Amigo before

Many great cars that once triumphed while competing on the circuit were never seen again for a long time. So that not many people nowadays know the shape any more especially the achievements it had achieved in its heyday. And only a few of them ended their racing career just to sit silently in the corner as a display item in the museum or a collection of rich automotive enthusiasts.
1970 Costin Amigo number 6 of the 9 ever documented one and comes with the special air intakes fitted for the Le Mans race. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31STGBU)
The Costin Amigo was one of them. It's a lightweight sports car built in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and was designed by Frank Costin (one of the founder of the Marcos (automobile) company) and built-in Little Staughton, Bedfordshire.

This car is considered by many, to be Frank Costin's greatest design and styling elements of almost every car of the period can be seen in this one car. Aerodynamics is pure science and Frank Costin was the best of his generation, his CV including the World Championship winning Vanwalls of the late 1950s.
Interior view of the 1970 Costin Amigo number 6 of the 9 ever documented one. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31STGBU)
Its 2-liter engine and running gear came from the Vauxhall VX 4/90, but its plywood monocoque frame and aerodynamic fiberglass body gave it a top speed of 137 mph (220 kph), and a quoted 0-60 time of 7.2 sec. And reportedly only eight (or nine, depending on the source) of the cars were ever sold.
1970 Costin Amigo number 6 is fitted with its original Blydenstein 2.3 liter Vauxhall Dry sump rally spec engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31STGBU)
This is the most famous of all Costin's being effectively their Works Car. It was driven at Le Mans in 1971 in the 3-hours race (not the legendary 24 Hours) by Brian Hart and Paul Pycroft de Ferranti and also by the legendary Gerry Marshal who won in the car at Thruxton in 1971.
1970 Costin Amigo also has a split-circuit braking system and a Getrag 5 speed gearbox, driving through a limited Slip Differential. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2O6EYzm)
The car on the picture above is number 6 of the 9 documented Amigo and is fitted with its original Blydenstein 2.3 liter Vauxhall Dry sump rally spec engine. It also has a split-circuit braking system and a Getrag 5 speed gearbox, driving through a limited Slip Differential. Sitting on Carmona alloys this is a superb car to drive and comes with the special air intakes fitted for the Le Mans race.

It was driven by several top drivers of the period. In the late 1980s, the car was sent to Bill Blydenstein by Paul Pycroft for a total rebuild which was well documented in many motoring magazines. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTORBASE.COM | COACHBUILD.COM | SILVERSTONE AUCTIONS
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

An Italdesign sports car inspired by a spaceship

For a moment we go back to the late 1980s, at that time the Italian famous coachbuilder named Italdesign launched a sports car model named Italdesign Aztec. This unique stylish sports car designed by the renowned automotive designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro and introduced for the first time at the Turin Motor Show 1988, the sports car was deliberately created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of those famous Italian automotive design house. 
The Italdesign Aztec designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and introduced for the first time at the Turin Motor Show 1988 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous Italian coachbuilder. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gKPR6j)
Unlike sports cars in general, where the Aztec is equipped with two unique seats because the driver and passenger are placed separately, thus both need to communicate electronically. Uniquely, this sports car combines the speedster body style with a partially removable protective part in the arrangement of the gullwing-styled doors.
The Italdesign Aztec is equipped with two unique seats because the driver and passenger are placed separately, thus both need to communicate electronically. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gKPR6j)
As a source of energy, Italdesign Aztec is equipped with an Audi turbocharged engine mated to a 4-wheel-drive system that comes from the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. The Audi's 2,226 cc five-cylinder DOHC engine is capable of producing power of around 200 PS (147 kW; 197 hp), that's a bit less than its '250 HP' badge on the wing.
The Italdesign Aztec is powered by an Audi 2,226 cc five-cylinder DOHC turbocharged engine mated to a 4-wheel-drive system that comes from the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gKPR6j)
The Aztec has a very futuristic style gesture with many future features. The car has control panels on both sides of the aluminum body panel on the back. After entering certain codes into the panel, information, and about the performance status of the car along with certain functions can be accessed via voice (for example to open its pop-up headlights, hydraulic jack, fire extinguisher, to a compressor to inflate the tires).
The Italdesign Aztec combines the speedster body style with a partially removable protective part in the arrangement of the gullwing-styled doors. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gKPR6j)
Then in the cabin, Italdesign Aztec interior is wrapped in luxurious genuine leather with a group of separate instruments for passengers shaped like a steering wheel, which displays important information about the car and contains damper controls as well as communication tools along with time controls.
The Italdesign Aztec has a very futuristic style gesture with many future features including some of them can be accessed via voice. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gKPR6j)
Amazingly, it turns out that this sports car has applied a satellite navigation system equipment located in the middle of the dashboard (positioned more towards the driver). Indeed, the design is clearly seen that the sports car was inspired by space technology that was being rife in the time, while the glass on the wings inspired by LeMans races that highlight the motorsport aspect

Besides that, the sports car also has an adequate luggage compartment, while the carbon fiber rear wing is optimized for downforce and there is also the roll-bar installed for driver and passenger safety.
The Italdesign Aztec's big-sized rear wing is optimized for downforce and also the roll-bar for driver and passenger safety. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3gKPR6j)
According to some sources, there were only 18 units of the Italdesign Aztec have been built, of which the original planned production was 50 units (although some sources state the total production as "less than 25 units").
And in 1990, one of these sports cars had also appeared in one of the scenes of the horror-science fiction movie titled 'Frankenstein Unbound,' as a computer-controlled futuristic car owned by the film's protagonist, Dr. Joe Buchanan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Seeing the Bouffort's unique design vehicles

In the early days of the automotive technology pioneering era around the 1930s to 1940s, engineers were competing to make various inventions related to motor vehicles. Starting from the discovery and development of machines to the design of the vehicle itself.
A streamlined tadpole three-wheeled vehicle was one of the aviation world inspired creations designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort and built by Jamin Meaux. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2C87QVd)
And one of them is like what was done by a French aeronautical engineer named Victor-Albert Bouffort. Well, shortly after World War II was ended when the world's economy stagnated and difficult. But, turned out he managed to design and build some pretty crazy cars.
The Bouffort designed three-wheeler vehicle prototype model was introduced in 1947 and powered by a Citroën Traction Avant 11 CV drivetrain. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ivld2i)
In the time, he built some kind weird-shaped vehicles that might be made everybody should be turning their head while seen it pass through. The first was the stunning streamlined three-wheeler based on a Citroën Traction-Avant. And there were three of these were actually built and each has slightly different shapes.
And there were three of these were actually built and each has slightly different shapes. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ivld2i)
In the '50s, he shifted his attention to microcars creating his most famous car, the Peardrop which he felt would revolutionize city transportation. Like most attempts at the time, it didn't catch on, but here's some amazing footage of it driving around London. The way the roof bubble articulates is beautiful.
This Bouffort designed three-wheeler vehicle was exceptionally streamlined with its long mudguards and aerodynamic body featuring gull-wing doors and seating for two side by side. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3f6P2US)
He tried a few more plastic-bodied microcar designs with fascinating results. None made it to production, so he tried turning a Peugeot 403 into a handsome roadster. It was well-received, but only two examples were built. Interestingly, the front windscreen is actually the rear window of a Studebaker.
The Bouffort Peardrop minicar designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort in 1952. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Z2tC5F)
His only real success at a vehicle was a dandy. The Valmobile was a scooter that folded into a suitcase-sized package. Around 100,000 were actually built. The unique foldable scooter produced in Japan and sold worldwide, and the 75 lbs machine was kind of an adaptation of folding bikes previously only made for military use.
The Bouffort Enville minicar with a boxy style designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort in 1955 (with the Peardrop model). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Z2tC5F)
Bouffort thought an easily stored scooter would be embraced by city-dwellers and he was right. Although I think a lof people bought them for the novelty. No front suspension and a tiny motor and wheels meant they were a little scary to ride. But, you could get a sidecar.
A roadster designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort in 1957. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2ZHUkzz)
Besides the foldable scooter above, Bouffort unique-shaped cars continued, by the launching of the Lohr Fardier, a small utility four-wheel drive vehicle used by the French military in the time. At the time, he had become increasingly aware of traffic congestion in cities such as Paris and decided to do something about it. 
A unique foldable scooter called 'Valmobile' designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort and produced in Japan during the 1960s to 1970s. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2ZHUkzz)
Bouffort and his friend, novelist Henri Viard, observed that most cars only carried one or two passengers. Their idea was to design a small car for city dwellers – two-seat vehicles whose length was no more than the width of a more traditional car.
1970 Lohr Fardier FL 500, a small utility four-wheel drive vehicle designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort for the French military. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2ZHUkzz)
These small cars would be fitted with relatively powerful engines so they could keep up with traffic. The prototype for the “Minima”, as it was called, featured a tubular chassis, composite bodywork, sliding doors, luggage space in the rear, and a 30 hp engine from the Citroën 2CV that helped it reach a top speed of 120 kph (75 mph).
These small cars named 'Minima' designed by Victor-Albert Bouffort and featured a tubular chassis, composite bodywork, sliding doors, luggage space in the rear, and a 30 hp engine from the Citroën 2CV that helped it reach a top speed of 120 kph (75 mph). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BzWMQO)
The Minima was introduced to the public in a dazzling display at the 1973 Salon de l’Automobile, with the show car displayed on the 56th floor of Paris’ brand-new Montparnasse Tower. However, it garnered very little interest and plans for its mass production were canceled. The French brilliant engineer Victor-Albert Bouffort died in 1995 at the age of 83. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OPPOSITELOCK | LANEMOTORMUSEUM | HEMMINGS]
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Monday, July 6, 2020

10 Gran Turismo concept cars

Here are several of the world's leading automotive brands who made the Vision Gran Turismo concept cars and shown into the real world (in the form of real cars, dummy cars, or whatever not only can be seen but touched and felt by hand as well)...


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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Is this Yamaha dream supercar?

Beginning in 1992, Yamaha sparked the idea of ​​making a ferocious supercar with an abundance of technology owned by Formula 1 cars by launching the Yamaha OX99-11 V12 concept. At that time, the Japanese giant manufacturer that was famous for its motorcycle products was a supplier of Formula 1 engines and decided to use one of its F1 engines.(You see it on the video below).
The fierce appearance of the Yamaha OX-2020 supercar concept designed by Gaspere Conticelli. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BDJgLU)
The Japanese manufacturer partnering with IAD's English engineering consultant to make this sports car a reality, the OX99-11 V12 model was created with a power capacity of a 3.5 liter V12 with a power kick of 400 hp at 10,000 rpm and combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. Even so, it's unfortunate because this car never reached the production line.
Front section view of the Yamaha OX-2020 supercar concept designed by Gaspere Conticelli. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BDJgLU)
Turning to 2020, an automotive designer named Gaspere Conticelli, resumed the form of the successor to the supercar who had been born dead with the nickname Yamaha OX-2020. Like one of the three OX99-11 V12 prototypes built, the OX-2020 has a red bandage and has a very unusual design.
Dashboard section view of the Yamaha OX-2020 supercar concept designed by Gaspere Conticelli. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BDJgLU)
The most obvious similarity with its predecessor is the split front bumper design that functions as a wing, to produce maximum downforce pressure. The design version of the OX-2020 refers to as a mid-engined sports car, the sides have a large air intake while there is also a prominent roof scoop. 
Rear section view of the Yamaha OX-2020 supercar concept designed by Gaspere Conticelli. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BDJgLU)
What's interesting is the sleek cockpit that seems to have the same two-seat arrangement as the OX99-11 V12, while the similarity between the two continues at the rear, with thin cooling vents on the engine cover and quad taillight.
Although this independent design illustration has not been officially approved by Yamaha, but overall, this supercar is very suitable to carry the name of Yamaha to fight with its rival, Honda which first had a lineup of sports cars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TECHEBLOG | CARSCOOPS]
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

A heavyweight wooden Suzuki Jimny

If you often travel out of town, you will usually find miniature cars made of wood that are sold in souvenir shops. However, this is a different matter from miniatures, precisely in Bandung apparently there are some real vehicles that are made of wood. And who was the owner of those wooden bodied vehicles?
The wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' owned by Fawaz Salim of Bandung. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1TMgd)
The owner named Fawaz Salim, a businessman, and owner of a timber company in the city called 'Equator Wood.' When you look at his collection it turns out he has made several vehicles out of wood. In the collection there are Suzuki Jimny LJ80 (in Indonesia, it usually called 'Jimny Jangkrik,' and 'jangkrik' means 'cricket'), then VW 181 or VW Safari, and there is also a wooden body Vespa scooter, etc.
Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' owned by Fawaz Salim made of 'sonokeling' type of wood(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eXC6QZ)
The vehicles mentioned above can really be operated on the road like a vehicle in general. Because they all were built base on the original vehicles, just the body is changed of wood. Fawaz said that for the manufacture of wooden vehicles, it started from his fad and just trial and error.
The wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' needs one and a half years until all is completed at a cost of more than Rp.200 million(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1TMgd)
The wooden-bodied Suzuki Jimny for example, its body is not from plywood, but really made of original wood of 'sonokeling' type from Kalimantan. According to Fawaz, the wood is originated from legal cutting and already has an official permit, due to the wood taken from the trees directly in the forest, so there's should have an official permit from Perum Perhutani (Indonesian Forestry Institutes).
All details and instruments of the Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' are installed and functioning properly. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1TMgd)
Initially, Fawaz bought the original Suzuki Jimny for Rp.14 million (approx $970). But when the car arrived it turned out that the conditions were not as expected. So then he decided to replace the Suzuki Jimny's body with wood. But because the original body has been wrecked and can not be used as a benchmark. So finally he borrowed a similar car body from one of his colleagues.
The wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' needs one and a half years until all is completed at a cost of more than Rp.200 million(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eXC6QZ)
In the process of working on the car body, there are interesting things, namely the wooden body making process done by 1 person only. According to him the making of this body is a quite complex process, so there is a possibility the body will not be finished if done by many people. There are many mistakes that can be happened, such as the wooden joints that don't fit, or to pull different the cutting line, and others.
A portion of the wood joint details of the Fawaz Salim's wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D5ZCxd)
Meanwhile, to form an intact car, at least 7 people are needed. Where other crews work on wooden bodies, while mechanic crews tidy up the car's legs, machinery, and electrical systems. After the car completed, turn out the use of wood on the car body made its weight increased heavier and according to Fawaz, the weight of this wooden car is around 2 tons in weight.
The weight of this Suzuki Jimny LJ80 increased dramatically after its body was changed to wood(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eXC6QZ)
This was also expressed by crews who participated in the work of this wooden car, they said that if the original body only needed three people to lift the whole body. And if the wooden-bodied needs about eight people, even then only the back. It is estimated that the weight ratio of this wooden car is three times heavier than the original body.
This is possible because the 'sonokeling' wood type used is more hardness than the teak wood, and of course far heavier than a metal plate. According to Fawaz to realize this wooden-bodied Jimny, it takes a time about one and a half years until all is completed at a cost of more than Rp.200 million (approx over more $13,800).

Is there anyone interested in making a vehicle like this?😆 If not. Let's jump here! If you just want to see other wooden vehicles. Or if you have the chance to travel to Bandung, you can see all of those wooden vehicles at Equator Coffee & Gallery*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OTOMOTIFNET.COM
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sleek Farago CF 428 Concept

We are still discussing unique-shaped vehicles. And on this occasion what will be discussed is one of the American unique four-wheeled vehicle concepts. The car, which was launched in the 1969s, has an exterior appearance inspired by the sleek-shaped of spacecraft that was popular at that time and has also inspired many other four-wheeled vehicles.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept by Paul Farago of Carrozzeria Coggiola. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eLQg7Q)
The Pontiac Farago CF 428 is the result of a styling study for the Pontiac Grand Prix in 1969. This iconic concept car was designed by Paul Farago from Carrozzeria Coggiola. As is known, that Paul Farago is an engineer and automotive designer who is highly respected with a variety of design works that have a significant impact on the world both in Europe and the United States who previously are known to have helped the design of Dual-Ghia.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept captured the 3rd Place win in its category of "American Dream Cars of the 1960s" at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38hfA2X)
This very special Pontiac Farago CF 428 concept car originated from the special request of John DeLorean, who at the time was Head of the Pontiac Motor, a division of General Motors. DeLorean asked Farago to create and build a unique and unusual concept car, which could be used to show and enhance the company's image in the eyes of the automotive world.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept uses a 428 cubic inch V8 engine that is capable of producing power up to 370 BHP (272 kW). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38hfA2X)
At that time Farago, who had just left Ghia and founded his own coachbuilder company with Sergio Coggiola named Carrozzeria Coggiola, and immediately made this concept car as their company first project. Finally, Farago presented the Pontiac Farago CF 428 concept in 1969. And of the car concept name known that the 'CF' is the abbreviation of 'Coggiola-Farago', while the figures of '428' represented the engine-used.
This rear-wheels drive prototype car is equipped with a 428 cubic inch (7,014 cc) V8 engine that is capable of producing power up to 370 BHP (272 kW). Unfortunately, for the unknown reason, this quite iconic concept of Pontiac Farago is cannot be continued to the production line, and even this prototype was finally kept by Farago before it was transferred to the nephew, Frank Campanale of Michigan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | GENERATION HIGH OUTPUT]
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