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Friday, December 2, 2022

Huracán Sterrato ready for Your out-dates on rough and dusty terrain in the 2023

~New BEAST~ Supercars and Lamborghinis are an inseparable unit in terms of performance and speed. Although originally only applied on the smooth asphalt of race tracks and roads. Then what about rough and dusty terrain? Well, the Italian raging bull logoed auto manufacturer would be gave the answer along with the launch of its newest supercar model, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato recently at Art Basel, Miami Beach, United States. 
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato has finally made its public debut at the Art Basel in Miami. (Picture from: KabarOto)
As quoted of Carscoops, it is the first supercar designed for maximum driving pleasure on dirt or off-road terrain with a sporty concept and emphasizing the brand principles of being bold, authentic and unexpected. "In accordance with our values as a brand visionary, bold and unconventional, with Sterrato we break new ground in driving sensations," as stated by Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA, Stephan Winkelmann.
Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini SpA while on presentation of the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato premiere debut at the Art Basel in Miami. (Picture from: Carscoops)
As we can see today, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato offers optimized driving dynamics for perfect control in all environments, from the highway to the dirt road. Compared to the Huracán Evo, the Sterrato comes with an updated version of the Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics (LDVI/Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) system, with special Strada and Sport calibrations, and brings Rally mode for low grip conditions to the Huracán line for the first time.
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato offers optimized driving dynamics for perfect control in all environments, from the highway to the dirt road. (Picture from: NMAA)
“With the high-speed all-terrain Sterrato concept, we uniquely combined the driving experience of a super sports car and the pleasure of driving a rally car. Lamborghini cars always evoke emotion: the Sterrato brings a new level of driving sensations," said Rouven Mohr, Chief Technical Officer of Lamborghini.
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato's exterior expresses an adventurous spirit, with the ground clearance having been increased by 44 mm to ensure greater suspension performance, as does the front (+30 mm) and rear (+34 mm) height. (Picture from: NMAA)
The Sterrato's exterior expresses an adventurous spirit, with the ground clearance having been increased by 44 mm compared to the Huracán Evo to ensure greater suspension performance, as does the front (+30 mm) and rear (+34 mm) height. In addition, to protect the car body and the aluminum front underbody, the reinforced chassis, rear diffuser and tough fenders accentuate the ruggedness. It's clearly seen here that Lamborghini's design DNA has been maintained, by not providing significant changes to the Huracan Sterrato, which means that the characteristics remain strong. It's like inheriting a sports car into a new life form to deliver a unique and fun driving experience.
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato's cabin featured with almost all parts of the seats and door trim wrapped in an exclusive upholstery called Alcantara Verde Sterrato. (Picture from: AutocarIndia)
The mechanical heart of the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato rests on a 5,200 cc V10 engine with a maximum power output of 601 hp and 560 Nm of torque which is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronically controlled all-wheel drive with an independent rear-wheel drive locking differential. All of these are designed to offer optimal performance on unpaved and sandy surfaces with the ability to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 260 kph.
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato gets 19-inch rims mounted exclusively with specially engineered Bridgestone Dueler AT002 tires with tire sizes 235/40 R19 at the front and 285/40 R19 at the rear, incorporating run-flat technology. (Picture from: Otomotif-Kompas)
While the legs get 19-inch rims mounted exclusively with specially engineered Bridgestone Dueler AT002 tires with tire sizes 235/40 R19 at the front and 285/40 R19 at the rear, incorporating run-flat technology in the event of a puncture guarantees a minimum ride of 80 km at 80 kph with minimum 0 pressure. To tame the running speed, this car has a brake system consisting with 6-piston (front) and 4-piston (rear) aluminum monoblock calipers which are also equipped with ventilated carbon-ceramic discs with a diameter of 380 mm and a thickness of 38 mm at the front and a diameter of 356 mm and 32 mm at the back.
The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is powered by a 5,200 cc V10 engine with a maximum power output of 601 hp and 560 Nm of torque which is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronically controlled all-wheel drive with an independent rear-wheel drive locking differential. (Picture from: Edisi.co.id)
The interior, almost all parts of the seats and door trim wrapped in an exclusive upholstery called Alcantara Verde Sterrato. The Human Machine Interface (HMI) has new graphics and special drive features; for the first time, the instrument featured a digital compass with pitch and roll indicators, geographic coordinates indicators and rudder angle indicators. Among the on-board services, Lamborghini Connect includes integration with Amazon Alexa to customize in-car features such as air conditioning and lights, as well as control navigation, phone calls and entertainment with simple voice commands. The car can also be controlled remotely via the Lamborghini UNICA app, for example remote speed monitoring and destination sending directly to the navigation system.
The new Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato offers almost unlimited possibilities for customizing the appearance of the car, thanks to the Lamborghini Ad Personam program. So for those of you potential customers can choose from 350 exterior colors and more than 60 colors for the interior. Reportedly, the Huracán Sterrato will begin production in February 2023 in a limited edition of only 1,499 units. Although the official price has not been announced yet, many people speculate that the Sterrato will be sold for up to $328,000 (approx. more than Rp. 5 billion). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | CARSCOOPS | AUTOCARINDIA | CNN ]
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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Futuristic car designs in the past

~Our DREAM~ Time goes by, since the 1930s, automobile manufacturers in the world began to think of experimenting on a car that is considered have a futuristic design of what are they called later as The car of the future.
1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt. (Picture from: CarStyling.ru)
Of course, such those visionary efforts with brought the looks what kind of future vehicles based of trends on those days, this considered important to be done in order to lead opinions to look by their car product ads and to look how's the popularity of the manufacturer among the society. Only, some of which it seemed so weird in todays context.

Here are six futuristic (and weird) car designs in the past which ever introduced to the world.

1. 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt
In the 1940 New York Auto Show, the Chrysler Thunderbolt to be announced as ”The Car of the Future” by the automaker. The Thunderbolt was rushed in production for the expo with the intention to educate the general public about aerodynamics and streamlining.
Front side view of 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt. (Picture from: RM Sotheby)
The Thunderbolt was built to minimize wind resistance, so it was a smooth aerodynamic machine in every aspect. The only exterior ornamentation was a single chrome lightning bolt on each door. The aerodynamics were enhanced by eliminating door handles, using concealed headlights, doing away with A pillars, and enclosing the wheel wells.
Rear side view of 1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt. (Picture from: RM Sotheby)
The Thunderbolt featured an all aluminum body and an electrically controlled retractable hardtop. The doors were opened with the touch of a button and the windows were raised and lowered by hydraulics. The Thuderbolt’s interior featured a bevy of leather and push buttons. It was powered by a 323.5 cu-in straight-eight that produced 143 hp.
There were only six cars ever made (four surviving todays), and each was given its own unique color scheme. This innovative car was designed by Ralph Roberts and Alex Tremulis and was built by the Briggs Body Works Company.


2. 1942 L'Oeuf Electrique
This car is known for its three wheels called L'Oeuf Electrique which means 'Electric Egg'. This futuristic car made by an artists, industrial designers, as well as a French engineer, Paul Arzens in 1942.
1942 L'Oeuf Electrique. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
When created, this Egg Car intended for personal / individual in the days of mi. Since Egg Car appeared, until now a mini electric car continues to be an inspiration for many to develop it. Although Paul Arzens is Frenchmen, but he built an egg similar car in Germany with the existing material at the time.
Rear three quarter of 1942 L'Oeuf Electrique. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Because the war was raging, Arzens replace the energy supply of gasoline (which at that time was so hard to come by) into electrically based. Therefore, Egg Car is the first car bubble which led to the France made small cars after the war.

3. 1953 General Motors Firebird
General Motors Firebird
was the result of a trilogy of three prototype concept car earlier work of Harley Earl. Firebird was introduced in the show Motorama Auto Shows three editions in 1953, 1956 and 1959. From its shape, it is clear that the Firebird was inspired from the design of existing fighter aircraft at that time.
1953 General Motors Firebird I. (Picture from: AllCarCentral)
Although a breakthrough, none of the Firebird design made for commercial purposes. This product is only as proof to General Motors for the ideas and concepts of technology development are assessed futuristic car. Today, these cars are stored neatly in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and are often on display at the auto show each event. 
1956 General Motors Firebird II. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
For the Firebird, General Motors known to successfully solve turbine fuel research done on the car since the 1930's to the 1950's with Emmett Conklin as projecy manager. With this new turbine engine, capable of the Firebird speed boost of up to 200 mph. 
1959 General Motors Firebird III. (Picture from: Otoblitz)
Interestingly, General Motors consistently experimented with the Firebird concept car during the 1950s, so that the American manufacturer was recorded as making 3 models until 1959, and then the exterior treatment and rear fin styling of the concept were applied to Cadillac models between 1959 and 1961.

4. 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74 
The Cyclone looked more like a jet aircraft than a car, its two fenders resembling rockets. The two flat door Segments could be slid back. The revolutionary design was matched by the radar-sensing crash avoidance system and the Plexiglas bubble-top that automatically closed when its sensor detected rain.
1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74. (Picture from: BelowTheRadar)
The Cyclone Concept was designed to test styling and engineering ideas. The 2-passenger concept had a clear plastic cover that fit snugly against the panoramic windshield for a true 360 degree vision. When not in use, the power operated canopy folds backward beneath the surface of the trunk. At the touch of a button, Cyclone's doors move outward 3 inches from the car, and slide back smoothly on ball bearings for easy entrance.
1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74 featured with sliding door and canopy bubble tops. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Among its advanced features is a radar sensing device, located in the twin nose cones, which scans the road ahead, and electronically alerts the driver wîth an audible signal and a warning light if an object is in its path. The dash instruments are clustered like an aircraft dashboard, between the two passengers. An intercommunication system allows the passengers to converse wîth persons outside the automobile without raising the canopy.
Rear three-quuarter of 1959 Cadillac Cyclone XP-74. (Picture from: BelowTheRadar)
Built on a 104' chassis, the Cyclone is 197' long and stands only 44' tall; the body is made of steel (not fiberglass, like some experimental models); power is provided by the standard 325 HP engine fitted wîth a low-profile carburetor, a cross-flow aluminum radiator and two fans. The entire exhaust system, including the muffler, are located in the engine compartment wîth exhaust outlets just ahead of the front wheels. 
The initial white pearlescent paint was replaced later wîth silver; at the same time, the GM Air Transport logo disappeared from the tall fins, to be replaced by an oblong, vertical Cyclone name badge placed at the extremity of each rear fender. The seats are silver leather.

5. 1970 Ferrari Pininfarina 512 S Modulo
The famous Italian car manufacturer Ferrari commissioned Pininfarina design house embodies the Ferrari 512 S Modulo, a unique future concept of an Italian designer, Paolo Martin back in 1970. Meanwhile the mentioned above car built on the chassis obtained of the 1968 Ferrari 612 Can Am (chassis number of #0864). As the result, the car with a similar shape submarine was first introduced at the Geneva Motor Show 1970.
1970 Ferrari (Pininfarina) 512 S Modulo. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
As You can see the Modulo has a very low body with style roof that slides forward like a submarine as the entrance to the cabin. Partially closed four tires and attractive features of this futuristic car is 24 holes in the engine that can generate power up to 550 hp and can run at speeds of 220 mph in 3.1 seconds, and while on driving certainly it will be created floating-like sensation.

6. 1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero
Lancia Startos HF (Tipo 829) or widely known in short as Lancia Stratos. However, none of the most unique designs in addition to types of Lancia Stratos HF Zero. Here HF stands for High Fidelity. Similar unique car concept sports car is currently one of the highly successful race car in his day and had won the World Rally Championship three-times consecutively in 1974, 1975 and 1976.
1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
Lancia Stratos HF Zero was produced by an Italian car manufacturer Lancia and was designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone Stylo. This show car was made for 12 months and first introduced to public in the Turin Motor Show 1970
Right side view of 1970 Bertone Lancia Stratos HF Zero. (Picture from: MotorAuthority)
This car is powered by a 1.6 L Lancia Fulvia V4 drivetrain, and had sat in display at the Bertone Museum, then sold at RM Sotheby's auction for €761,600 in Italy in the new year selebration of 2011. The last time the car was exhibited at the Sculpture in Motion: Masterpieces of Italian Design, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
This unique car body including wedge-shaped, with bright orange paint and quite short with only 3:58 meters long and is only 84 cm high. However, this unique car was exhibited at the film "Moonwalker", played by the late Michael Jackson in 1988. (Wanna see another odd car.) *** [EKA [95062014] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RM SOTHEBY | ALLCARCENTRAL | SUPERCARS.NET | CARSTYLING.RU | MOTORAUTHORITY | CONCEPTCARZ ]
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Finally, the Ferrari Vision GT ready to compete in the Gran Turismo 7

~New Virtual BEAST~ Today, the development of supercars is not only focused on producing real cars but has also penetrated into the form of virtual cars. For those of you who are fans of virtual racing games, of course, are familiar with the famous Gran Turismo racing games on the PlayStation game consoles, which enlivened by many famous car brands were invited to send their best virtual car concepts participated in racing games.
Here's the new virtual beast of Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is ready to compete in the GranTurismo 7 virtual racing through on the PlayStation 5 game console. (Picture from: CarScoops)
After a long wait, finally the Maranello manufacturer is willing to join by launching a supercar concept to compete in the GranTurismo 7 virtual racing through on the PlayStation 5 game console. Well, Ferrari officially followed the popularity of the Gran Turismo video game by creating its fictional racing car as the result of its partnership with Polyphony Digital Inc. (a subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment) named the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is is visualized as a one-seater racing car with a closed cockpit, besides that this Maranello's Vision Gran Turismo has a distinctive graphic livery that reads "75". (Picture from: CarScoops)
As quoted of the Carscoops, it appears in a retro futuristic style inspired by the legendary prancing horse racing cars of the 1960s to 1970s, specifically the Ferrari 330 P3 and the Ferrari 512 S. While inside the game this car is visualized as a one-seater racing car with a closed cockpit, besides that this Maranello's Vision Gran Turismo has a distinctive graphic livery that reads "75," meaning is to mark three-quarters of a century, aka 75 years since the first prancing horse logoed racing car namely the Ferrari 125 S was launched in 1947 for Scuderia Ferrari.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is designed by Ferrari Centro Stile appears in a retro futuristic style inspired by the legendary prancing horse racing cars of the 1960s to 1970s, namely the Ferrari 330 P3 and the Ferrari 512 S. (Picture from: Skor.id)
Furthermore, in terms of design, not all the lines in this concept car tell about the past which are then used as a source of inspiration for the future, for examples, at the rear part comes from the Ferrari 499P which was recently introduced by the Maranello-based manufacturer for the 24-Hours Le Mans racing event next year, especially the wings and diffuser. 
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo also developed with recently patented aerodynamic engineering by using two side ducts that route the front airflow around the cockpit and over the sidepods. (Picture from: CarScoops)
In addition, Ferrari also developed this Vision Gran Turismo racing car with its newly ventilated wheel arches and recently patented aerodynamic engineering as well by using two side ducts that route the front airflow around the cockpit and over the sidepods. As for propulsion, Ferrari Centro Stile said it would install a mid-mounted 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine similar to that used to power the Ferrari 296 GTB/GTS as well as the Ferrari GT3 and Ferrari 499P racing cars.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is surprisingly lightweight (only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5), with a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 lbs) distributed 43.5 percent front and 56.5 percent rear. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Without any obligation to comply certain regulations or meet certain requirements as in real racing events, so it giving the engineers at Ferrari Centro Stile complete freewill to bring their 120-degree V6 engine coupled with an eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox borrowed from Formula-1 into its new performance, ie to produces 1,030 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 900 Nm (664 lbs-ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo also developed with recently patented aerodynamic engineering by using two side ducts that route the front airflow around the cockpit and over the sidepods. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Not only that, the special internal combustion engine is also accompanied by three electric motors, one electric motor is installed at the rear and the other two are used to drive the front wheels. The hybrid section is capable of producing an additional 326 hp (240 kW) for this virtual concept car, with a combined torque at the rear alone of 1,100 Nm (809 lb-ft).
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is surprisingly lightweight (only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5), with a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 lbs) distributed 43.5 percent front and 56.5 percent rear. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Despite its hybrid powertrain producing some pretty impressive power figures, the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo is surprisingly lightweight (only slightly heavier than the Mazda MX-5), with a dry weight of just 1,250 kilograms (2,756 lbs) distributed 43.5 percent front and 56.5 percent rear.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo is powered by a hybrid powerdrive consisting of a mid-mounted upgraded 3.0-liter twin-turbo engine coupled with 3 electric motors. (Picture from: CarScoops)
Reportedly, Ferrari has done some a kind of calculation with the result said that the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo capable to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in less than two seconds, also from 0-124 mph (200 kph) in less than five seconds. On average, the racing cars built specifically for the Gran Turismo 7 can reach fantastic speeds of over 217 mph (350 kph). Even crazier, the famous Italian prancing horse brand has even released a hypothetical lap time around Ferrari's Fiorano Circuit, with a time of under 1 minute 10 seconds.
The Ferrari Vision GranTurismo's rear section took from the Ferrari 499P which was recently introduced for the 24-Hours Le Mans racing event next year, especially the wings and diffuser. (Picture from: CarScoops)
The prancing horse virtual racing car was officially introduced on November 28, 2022 at the Gran Turismo World Final in Monte Carlo, and will be officially join the Gran Turismo 7 starting on December 23, 2022. However, the fictional Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo racing car has previously been shown in the in-game quiz, and the winner will have early access to the racing car by getting a virtual key on December 15, 2022.
As usually happened, after making a virtual version, then the automaker wanted to build a full-scaled car model, then developed again until it can be drove on the streets or even produced in limited numbers. Meanwhile for the Ferrari Vision Gran Turismo, the Maranello automaker will be made it as a full scaled prototype model soon whose plan will be launched on December 23, 2022 at the Museo Ferrari in Maranello, and exhibited until March 2023 with another unique projects. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS ]
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Monday, November 28, 2022

The million-dollars Spanish supercar of 1950s

~Rare ONES~ That's more likely quirky when viewed from the current context where the car brand subject has defunc. So maybe if someone who hears the Pegaso name would not immediately think of a supercar. It's different when we've hear about the Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, and Alfa Romeo brands.
1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik Coupé was one of Spanish flying horse could out-run the Ferraris of the era and even the mighty Mercedes 300SL. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
Well, even though it's the Pegaso Z-102 Series II Berlinetta that we're going to talk about today, it's without a doubt one of the most beautiful early supercars ever made. For those of you who have just heard of the Pegaso brand name, it was an in-your-face, unabashed Ferrari challenger, right down to the name; if Ferrari’s horses would prance, then the Spanish horses would fly. 
1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik Cabriolet was one of Spanish flying horse could out-run the Ferraris of the era and even the mighty Mercedes 300SL. (Picture from: Wikipedia)
So actually Pegaso is created under the Spanish government owned truck manufacturer (ENASA) by using a brilliant engineer brought in for the show which is a bit unusual in itself. This Spanish brand was originally initiated by Wilfredo Ricart, an experienced designer and engineer whose previous associations included working for Alfa Romeo and being one of the numerous rivals of Enzo Ferrari 
1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik Coupé is built on a chassis made by Pegaso by using state-of-the-art Superleggera technology, so it can remove a large amount of unnecessary weight and unsightly shape of the chassis. (Picture from: Silodrome)
Ricart’s design for the Pegaso was innovative, interesting, and completely up to the moment, including the use of a four-cam, all-alloy V-8 with dry-sump lubrication and a five-speed rear transaxle, something that would not become a fixture on Ferraris until the 275 GTB of a decade later.
1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik Coupé was one of Spanish flying horse could out-run the Ferraris of the era and even the mighty Mercedes 300SL. (Picture from: Silodrome)
This berlinetta-styled car is built on a special chassis made by Pegaso in Spain by using state-of-the-art Superleggera technology, so it can remove a large amount of unnecessary weight and unsightly shape of the chassis with a drill the size of your fist. The naked chassis was then shipped to Paris where the artists at Jacques Saoutchik coachbuilder set to work sculpting the interior and exterior to perfection.
1954 Pegaso Z-102 Series II Saoutchik Coupé is powered by an all-alloy V8 with double overhead cams per bank, and four desmodromic valves per cylinder to drive its rear wheels via a 5-speed transaxle. (Picture from: Silodrome)
As qouted of RM Sotheby, there's only 18 chassis which were then produced in 2 series into cars by the renowned French coachbuilder Carrosserie J. Saoutchik of Neuilly-sur-Seine (only seven second-series Saoutchik berlinettas were built). Unlike many chunky and clunky touring cars from the day, the Pegaso used such a killer five-speed transmission, which when paired with the right engine capable to propel this beauty berlinetta to over 160 miles per hour (or approx of 256.495 kph).
There are only rumored to be a handful of these left, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that this one most exemplifies the beautiful, minute detail of its construction. (Picture from: Silodrome)
Unfortunately the engine attached on the chassis, while spectacular for being completely original for the car isn't the much desirable supercharged 3.2-liter V8 producing 360 horsepower, more than any other outside legal car of the time. We have already discussed on other occasions about two other Pegaso models such as Pegaso Z-102 Cupula and Pegaso Z-102 "Bisiluro" 1A Serie.
The Pegaso flew for the last time in 1958 after approximately 84 chassis had been built, there are only a few reportedly left, and it's no exaggeration to say that this one best exemplifies the exquisite minute detail of its construction, so it's no wonder they are so expensive today. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THRILLIST | RM SOTHEBY | SILODROME | CLASSIC-ROAD ]
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