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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dubai's dragon finally revealed

Finally, the United Arab Emirates' hypercar that we have first saw in the teaser image some time ago revealed. As promised, the hypercar has debuted at the 2019 Dubai Motor Show. And no doubt, the hypercar comes in a style that can be said to be inspired by a Lamborghini as said by the company founder Bashar Ajlani in an interview with Top Gear.
Ajlani Drakuma concept car appeared at the 2019 Dubai Auto Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37a3OGU)
The Ajlani's hypercar was named Ajlani Drakuma to have "a production inspired by Pagani." We are not sure what it really means, but we know the intention is to make 99 cars, with each of them fully customizable to suit customer preferences. 

The Ajlani's hypercar carries a V8 turbocharged engine mounted in the middle and is claimed to be able to spew 1,200 bhp of power equivalent to the power produced by the engine of the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
Rear three-quarter of Ajlani Drakuma concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37a3OGU)
As quoted from Top Gear, Ajlani said that while the chassis has not been finalized. The company has "few options" that are being considered. Regardless of the solution, Drakuma will boast a carbon fiber body for maintaining low body weight. Speaking of the body, the doors seem to open like "dragon wings," but all the pictures we have so far are showing the car with the doors closed.
Rear-left side view of Ajlani Drakuma concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37bLpt2)
But unfortunately, there is not a single picture that shows the hypercar's interior and from the showcar in Dubai had all the windows blacked out. The possibility is predicted by many who say that the Dubai-based company isn’t ready to reveal what’s inside. This car is actually a design prototype that was built for five years and represents Bashar Ajlani's dream of creating the next Pagani. In fact, he explicitly admitted that Horacio was one of his idols "because he did not compromise on quality."
So it is perfectly understandable why some parties became skeptical about Drakuma's opportunity to actually achieve production, but for what value, at least the car appeared in Dubai as had promised before. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AJLANI MOTORS | TOP GEAR | MOTOR1 | YAHOO NEWS | WHEELS]
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Monday, November 18, 2019

Black on black 'Countach Periscopio'

According to Lamborghini's records, 1120182 as recorded initially was destined for Toumblast in Lebanon. The order requires the vehicle to be filled in black with a black interior. This is the only complete example of 150 built. Because of the civil war in Lebanon, orders were changed and vehicles were not completed until May 14, 1976. Shortly after completion, the LP400 was photographed during a driving test and photos used by Lamborghini for promotional purposes.
1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37aXij2)
In the autumn of 1976, the LP400 was sold and shipped to a Lamborghini Distributor in Japan where it was photographed again shortly after arriving which now shows equipped with the required side, rear view mirror, and a larger front turn signal light. It remained with the Lamborghini Agent in Nagoya, Japan until it was finally sold to the first owner on December 12, 1977.
Front three-quarter of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
The original owner was Mitsuo Sanami from Tokyo, Japan. Sanami is a famous Japanese celebrity and leading car collector. He was the champion trapper who represented Japan at the 1964 Olympics. The car was sent to him but was not registered on the road and remained undriven for five years of ownership.
Interior of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
In 1982, Sanami sold this vehicle to Isao Noritake, the most famous Lamborghini collector in Japan and also the chairman and founder of the Japan Lamborghini Owner's Club. Like the previous owner, Noritake did not register the LP400 and remained unmanageable in his private museum until it was sold to his friend Yoshiaki Okada who also had never driven on the street or registered this Lamborghini. 
Rear three-quarter of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
In 1990, Noritake bought back the LP400 and, due to lack of use and service, he sent it back to the Lamborghini Plant where it was given full service, and the interior was completely repainted and refurbished. The work took two years at a cost of $ 160,000. The car was then returned to Noritake where it remained not use and not serviced. Odometer currently only shows the original 540 kilometers, all of which are believed to have been added only by Lamborghini during testing after completion refurbishing in 1990-1992 before Lamborghini returned it to Noritake.
The engine view of 1976 Lamborghini Countach LP400 'Periscopio'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NU120N)
In 2015, the car's ownership moved from Noritake to Symbolic International San Diego, California, and then moved back to Peter Dyson in the same year. Now, the elegant black-colored Countach has returned to belong to Symbolic International San Diego, California after buying it back from Peter Dyson in 2018.
And in October 2019, once again this beautiful car will be sold by Symbolic International. But there was no mention of the selling price. Are you interested to have it? Please contact the seller to find out how much the price of this beautiful car. Of course, the price isn't cheap, the estimated price can reach five to six digits. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORIOUS | JUST CAR GUY]
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzzi: still for sale

The Ferrari 196/246 SP was produced from 1961 through 1963 with less than ten examples being created. The design was very untraditional for Enzo Ferrari and against his strongest belief that the horse should come before the cart, meaning the engine should be placed in the front.
1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pnZbb8)
Another departure from the traditional Ferrari was the use of a Vittorio Jano designed V-6 engine. The six-cylinder engines were more compact, lightweight, and more fuel-efficient, when compared to the traditional Colombo, designed 12-cylinder engines.

With the engine mounted longitudinally mid-ship, optimal weight distribution and handling were achieved. The chassis was the traditional tubular frame supported by wishbone suspension. A five-speed manual gearbox provided power to the rear wheels. The body design was simple, yet elegant and effective.
Rear-left side view of 1962 Ferrari 196 SP by Fantuzz. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pnZbb8).
This combination was good enough to capture overall victories at Targa Florio and the Nurburgring 1000 km. At Le Mans in 1963, Ferrari captured the first mid-engined victory with a 250 P, a close sibling of the 246 SP.

The first 246 SP chassis constructed was #0790. In 1961, it successfully campaigned at Targa Florio. A year later it scored victories at the Nurburgring 1000 km. It was later converted into a 196 SP. In modern times, it has been raced at the Cavallino Classic.
From 1961 through 1963, engine modifications were made and inserted into existing and new chassis. Because of this, specifications vary. Four chassis were constructed between 1962 and 1963.

Even though a limited number were produced, their accomplishments are legendary and their design was revolutionary. The knowledge achieved through the design and development was used in future Ferrari projects and their continued domination at races such as LeMans. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | BUSINESS INSIDER | MOTOR1 | THE DRIVE | CAVALINO]
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

The first sportscar made by Ferrari

Ferrari is an Italian high-performance car and racing car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. The company was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929, as "Scuderia Ferrari", a company that sponsors racers and makes racing cars and since 1947 moving to product the high-performance cars as well as racing car known as Ferrari S.p.A., and now controlled by the Fiat group. So in 2019, the Italian car manufacturers, Ferrari is known to have been 72 years old.
The first Ferrari sportscar named Ferrari 125 built-in 1947. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
And the first car to officially use the Ferrari name is the Ferrari 125 S. The figure of this car was first introduced to the public on March 12, 1947, on the Maranello city-streets. And until today, Maranello still becomes the headquarters of the automotive brand founded by Enzo Ferrari. Avec Les marques?
Enzo Ferrari with the 3 Ferrari's crews who designed the Ferrari 125 S. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
When the Ferrari 125 S lit on for the first time, it still does not have a body, and only a chassis and engine. The Ferrari 125 S itself was a design result of Gioacchino Colombo with Giuseppe Busso and assisted by Luigi Bazzi.
The Ferrari 125 S first debuted on March 12, 1947, in Maranello. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
The Ferrari's racing passion seems to be fulfilled by the presence of the Ferrari 125 S figure, in after 2 months since it was first lit, the car immediately participated in the race event at the Piacenza circuit, Italy. Indeed, its debut on that day can be said not smoothly.
Ferrari 125 S displayed alongside one of the most sophisticated prancing horse logoed cars, LaFerrari Aperta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Xb9wnc)
Because there were problems in the fuel pump so that it was very disturbing the performance of the car which was leading in the race at that time. Only 9 days later, the Ferrari 125 S could win its first race at the Rome Grand Prix event.
But even so, still the Ferrari 125 S is the first car made by Ferrari, and culminating in the company's 70th anniversary in 2017, this classic car is again displayed alongside one of the most sophisticated prancing horse logoed cars, LaFerrari Aperta.

Wanna see Baudier or ARC Vector? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FERRARI]
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Friday, November 15, 2019

After burnt, this Huracán appeared wilder

An automotive modifier named Chris Steinbacher who also known as a man behind the Youtube channel called 'B is For Build' had been successfully completed his large project ahead of the 2019 SEMA in Las Vegas.
B is For Build twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán Custom unveiled at the SEMA 2019 in Las Vegas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34Mi7iG)
His special car was built from a Lamborghini Huracán which was previously bought by him in severe burnt damaged condition, and those modification results will be displayed exclusively in one of the largest automotive events in the United States.

Due to initially car conditions, so the modification team formed by Chris Steinbacher decided to rebuild this Lamborghini supercar in custom. And after seeing the engine condition also that has been destroyed and could not be used anymore, which then pushed Chris to give it a new machine, but with a different touch.
'B is For Build' Lamborghini Huracán model on display at the SEMA 2019 with its new engine completed with Audi R8 manual transmission system, Garrett Performance twin turbocharger devices. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34Mi7iG)
Yes, as we all knew that the Huracán originally used a V10 engine, due to it on severe damage condition then replaced with an upgraded V8 7,000cc twin-turbo LS engine to be able to produce power up to 1,500 horsepower from what was originally only 602 horsepower.

The increasing of the engine power is due to changes in components of the engine block including cylinder sleeve replacement. Likewise, with the support of the use of Garrett Performance's twin turbocharger devices, as well as new fuel pump lines seem also to play a role in those engine's performance increasing.
Before it rebuilt, the Lamborghini Huracán in severe burnt damaged condition. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CCgSGI)
Then the engine power is channeled to its all-wheels through an Audi R8 manual gearbox to handle more deftly the shifting gear process, so allowing this supercar running by smoothly and fastly on the streets.

The reason to choose Audi's manual transmission system is the ease of installation. Because the Audi R8 is in the same production platform as the Lamborghini Huracán itself. Besides that, the modifier also installed a special exhaust system to support the peak performance of the Lamborghini Huracán Custom.

Meanwhile, to rebuild the Huracán bodywork, Chris Steinbacher collaborates with Khyzyl Saleem's Litani Bodywork Custom. They made this Huracán appear in different suits due to it uses body panels taken from Huracán Super Trofeo.
Unfortunately, there is no information about the performance numbers and maximum speed of the Lamborghini Huracán Custom after going through the rebuilding process. Even in one show on Youtube channel made by Chris ahead of the SEMA event, it has seen his Lamborghini had a slight problem when it was brought to the exhibition location in Las Vegas. Sure, He can handle it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GARRET MOTION | MOTOR1]
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Rhombus Concept, a chubby diamond shaped EV

Back again to the Japanese automotive giant, Toyota. To participate at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show, the company brought several it's hybrid and fully electric vehicles. One of which is the Toyota Rhombus concept car.
Toyota Rhombus electric-powered vehicle concept unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019. (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/33JQ2ss)
According to the company's release, Rhombus is a concept car for battery-powered electric vehicles targeted at consumers born after 1990 and developed by TMEC, the company's research and development base in China.
Toyota Rhombus electric-powered vehicle concept has a futuristic look with hard-line strokes and chubby front. (Picture from: https://cnb.cx/33JQ2ss)
From its external appearance, the Toyota Rhombus has a futuristic look with hard-line strokes and chubby front. And inside, you can see a single swivel seat in front replacing the typical two-seat in driver's row such in common cars, while the two seats in the back form a lounge-like area.
Toyota Rhombus is a concept car for battery-powered electric vehicles targeted at consumers born after 1990. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X50uYN)
Because in the front, there is only room for the driver to take a position in the middle of the vehicle. Then, there is room for up to three other passengers in the back, where they sit in the style of a rickshaw or diamond shape - hence the name.
Toyota Rhombus concept car's interior layout with the driver seat in the middle of the car and three passenger seats in the behind. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X50uYN)
At first glance, this electric car will look like a good taxi. However, the lack of a back door makes the entrance a little uncomfortable.

Right when the futuristic electric car was launched, of course, Toyota hasn't announced it yet. This is a concept for now but will come to Europe as early as 2021. Electric manufacturing cars, which nearly 13 million were sold in the last two decades, will then reach our continent.
Toyota is planning to add 10 electric vehicles globally in the next 5-6 years which is good news for the environment. The mega car manufacturer is set towards the goal of 5.5 million EV sales by 2030. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | ANDROIDPIT | CNBC]
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Neuron EV unveiled its electric-powered MPV and Big Rig concept

A California-based startup company named Neuron EV at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai had shown off its two electric car concepts: an MPV called the Neuron T/ONE and a big rig called the Neuron TORQ.
Neuron EV presented the two electric-powered vehicle concept at the 2019 China International Import Expo in Shanghai, ie Neuron T/ONE MPV Concept and a big rig called Neuron TORQ. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34QzhMk)
As reported by Formacar, both vehicles share a futuristic look and come based on the same modular EV platform. Both of them put the driver's seat position in the middle, as an effort to cut on production diversification costs for countries with right-hand and left-hand traffic systems.
Neuron T/ONE electric powered vehicle concept in the pickup format. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32Bu8py)
It has also been reported, the company has not been willing to disclose the date to start production to realize this electric pickup concept. And it seems that there are already many who are interested in the electric pickup made by the company if it has been produced and is available on the world's automotive market.
Neuron T/ONE electric powered vehicle concept in the van format. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32Bu8py)
The Neuron T/ONE electric-powered MPV can easily transform into a van and can accommodate between three and eight passengers, depending on the configuration.
Neuron T/ONE electric powered vehicle concept in stand-alone format. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32Bu8py)
Here's the interior view of Neuron T/ONE Concept:
Driver seat modul of Neuron T/ONE
Driver seat modul of Neuron T/ONE
Passenger seat modul of Neuron T/ONE (Optional)
Bed cabin modul of Neuron T/ONE (Optional)


Power specs are being kept secret at this time, but it's official that the T/ONE has 520 Newton-meters (384 pound-feet) of maximum torque, can haul up to three metric tons of cargo (6,600 lbs) and runs approximately 480 kilometers (300 miles) on a single charge.

The T/ONE electric-powered MPV concept has a length of around 5.5 meters. In addition to standard traction batteries, this car receives removable power sources and solar panels mounted on the roof of the cargo deck lid.
While the Neuron TORQ is an electric semi-truck developed to be the next generation solution for commercial transportation. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEURON EV | FORMACAR | OBOZREVATEL | NEWSBEEZER]
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Is this the real form of the latest McLaren BC-03 hypercar?

For almost 1 year, we have known that McLaren is developing a street version of the Vision Gran Turismo Concept which was inaugurated in 2017. The possible hypercar has a codename BC-03 (Bespoke Commission 03) and reportedly will be made only 5 units worldwide.
A spy shot of possible the latest McLaren BC-03 hypercar on the road test. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33yFY5q)

These images are shared online on many Instagram accounts, including Supercarpress. One of them shows a prototype that is being tested at night, while the rest is considered an official rendering. Not yet determined whether the image is valid, but if so, it looks like McLaren is preparing to launch a hypercar that is even superior to Senna.

The following are rendering images of the latest McLaren BC-03 hypercar.
Front three-quarter of McLaren BC-03
Left side view of McLaren BC-03
Rear three-quarter of McLaren BC-03
Top view of McLaren BC-03


On the front, the BC-03 features a protruding and low nose with a small headlight inspired by the 720S, while on the side there is a large air intake. Everything gets very interesting in the rear, with the towering wings which also become the seat for the LED taillights and fins that stretch along the center of the decklid share clear similarities with the Vision Gran Turismo Concept.

The McLaren Vision Gran Turismo features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine combined with a pair of electric motors to drive the front wheels and total output reaches 1,150 horsepower and 1,275 Nm of torque. It remains to be seen whether the production car will later display the same or more similar powertrain to the hybrid unit used by McLaren Speedtail. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOPSPEED | CARSCOOPS | THE DRIVE]
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Monday, November 11, 2019

KIA Futuron concept car inspired by an UFO?

KIA Motor has revealed its newest sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept, named the KIA All-Electric Futuron Concept at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai, China. This car is mentioned as the South Korean automotive manufacturer's hope, as well as its vision translation of future mobility.
KIA Futuron Concept unveiled at the 2019 China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in Shanghai. (Picture from http://bit.ly/2KblQyt)
By combining the design power of KIA Motor with the electric-battery powertrain which they claim is very efficient, this new concept represents the existence of the Korean car manufacturer to move forward. They even asserted they were ready to enter the electrification era in the global automotive world.

As reported by Carscoops, the Futuron concept car comes as a progressive electric-powered SUV coupe, with an exterior design that is clearly the most striking thing about this concept. It combining elegant proportions with clean shapes and surfaces, the Futuron concept introduces a new interpretation of the far wider "tiger nose" grille, where the grille now integrates the "Star Cloud" design feature headlights on the surface of dragon skin scales inspired by Chinese mythology.
KIA Futuron Concept coupe's body adopting a low profile that contrasts with elevated ground clearance. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NBj73D)
By taking inspiration from the nebula star, the headlights consisting of LED matrix geometric patches are echoed to the rear lights with similar LEDs, so that when viewed at a glance it will resemble the Hyundai Grandeur facelift teaser.
KIA Futuron Concept is reflected in spacious and flexible interior design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NBj73D)
The vehicle proportion is equally striking, with the SUV coupe's body adopting a low profile that contrasts with elevated ground clearance. This Futuron concept car has dimensions of the length of 4,850 mm (190.9 in), the height of 1,550 mm (61 in) and has a wheelbase of 3,000 mm (118.1 in).

Furthermore, the Futuron concept car also has an unusual roof shape, which is a diamond-shaped panoramic greenhouse that is above the 360-degree core was mentioned inspired by the "UFOs and flying saucer designs." There is a LiDAR sensor (light and range detection) that supports the car's capability of Level 4 autonomous driving.
KIA Futuron Concept supported by a fully-electric powertrain and high capacity battery. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NBj73D)
The dramatic shape of the Futuron concept vehicle is also supported by a fully-electric powertrain. Then a high capacity battery is also installed under its cabin floor, which is able to provide energy for its four powerful in-wheel electric motors. As the results in a low center of gravity and an e-AWD system which is said to provide a quick response to the driver's input.

Then the KIA Futuron Concept' autonomous capability is reflected in the spacious and flexible interior design. Its two front seats are made of flexible material and can offer a straight driving position, or a leaning rest position. When the self-driving mode is activated, the front seats on the rest position while the steering wheel enters/pulls.
The 'Star Cloud' lighting system and dragon skin scale motifs on the door create a connection to the exterior, with a ventilation system placed behind the dragon skin scales as well. Another striking interior element is the cockpit area surrounding the driver which is also equipped with a Graphical User Interface (GUI) system, which flows out of the driver's side door and winds the steering wheel in a smooth curve. This effectively combines the instrument cluster directly with an audio-visual display in the center of the dashboard. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

This autonomous vehicle is Your future motorhome

Autonomous technology or vehicles without a driver is one of the features that began to be developed in the automotive world. Although it is still hampered by safety problems, traffic conditions, and rudimentary systems, this technology is predicted to be able to improve driver comfort in the future.
Hymer's self driving motorhome concept Galileo takes travel and leisure to new heights. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X1nEQ0)
One company that seeks to develop this technology is the Erwin Hymer Group, a German company which is engaged in motorhome. The company is making a concept vehicle of the future in the form of a car without a driver that can be used as a motorhome as reported by Motor1.

Hymer's self driving motorhome concept Galileo serves as an on-demand modular camping pod service. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32thTLL)
Given the name Galileo, this car has two separate parts. The first part is the chassis that is pinned on an electric drive engine. Second is the body that can be removable. According to the company, this design will give the possibility of more diverse customizations to the interior.
Full wraparound kitchen, complete with digital recipe/shopping list display. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X1nEQ0)
With autonomous technology that does not need a place for motorists, this car has more space as a place to live.

Hymer's self driving motorhome concept Galileo is just a loose, forward-looking vision, and no physical concept vehicle or spec sheet accompanied the rendered video and pictures at its debut. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2X1nEQ0)
In the video from the Gizmag's YouTube channel, it looks like an autonomous Galileo car has a futuristic and box-shaped design. Inside there are beds, bathrooms, kitchens, sofas, and various home needs.
Hymer will also use this concept car to develop the motorhome business. Consumers can rent this car for travel and adjust to their individual needs. When the trip is finished, the car is then returned and the body parts can be removed and replaced with a body that is adjusted to the wishes of the next consumer. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | NEW ATLAS]
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