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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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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Have You ever seen this Enzo-based supercar?

Supercar manufacturers ranging from large to newly emerging many scattered throughout the world to meet the demand of exotic car enthusiasts, namely those billionaires who are known to have a lot of money.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design with a slick combined design of Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
Usually, well-known manufacturers bring up one model in a limited number, thereby contributing to limit ownership of that model. So many enthusiasts of exotic cars are forced to be disappointed because they cannot have it.

This gave rise to a niche in the market which was then used by other manufacturers to use it. For example, when Ferrari has launched the Ferrari Enzo supercar masterpiece in 2002 to 2004 and produced in limited quantities (only 400 units worldwide). So you can imagine how rare the supercar was.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.3 seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
Because the Ferrari Enzo does have its own charm, in addition to being made in very limited quantities, the car is also specifically designed to honor the Enzo Ferrari (the company founder). In addition, the pride of the Ferrari car has a super high price, and the Enzo is no longer produced. So that many Ferrari fans become disappointed because they can not have it.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design uses a V12, 5400cc BMW-owned engine, which able to spew power up to 489 horsepower. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
But don't worry, because from a deep Alpine valley on the Swiss-Italian border comes the mad-as-a-hatter Simbol Design Lavazza GTX-R supercar. If it’s as sinister as its dark-sounding home town of Crevoladossola, it should be quite a ride. This high-powered machine has been in drawn-out development and prototype testing since 2004.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design has been in drawn-out development and prototype testing since 2004. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
Simbol Design, formerly Automobili Lavazza — not to be confused with Italy’s biggest coffee company — was founded in 1975 by Enrico Lavazza. For years he produced racing prototypes, kit cars, and replicas. The company was rebranded in 2005 when Enrico’s son Fabio took the reins.

This supercar has a shape that is almost similar to the Ferrari Enzo, especially on the front, then when looking at the top there's a roof scoop that immediately reminds us of the figure of Pagani Zonda. So it can be said that the car has a slick combined design of Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design with the price estimated at around £270,000 (or approx Rp.5 billion). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
But the difference, the Lavazza GTX-R uses a V12 BMW-owned engine, which has a capacity of 5,400 cc which able to spew power up to 489 horsepower and combined with 6-speed electro-pneumatic transmission system. Although it is called the Enzo wannabe, the GTX-R's performance is not embarrassing, because the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.3 seconds.

The car body is made of carbon-Kevlar built atop a tubular steel frame resulting in a total mass of just 1,080 kg. With a body like that, it's no wonder that this vehicle has been turning heads. The car also comes in two types, convertible coupes, and roadsters.
Although not specified in detail, but in that time the automaker assured that the car has a price that is much cheaper than the original Enzo. As quoted from MoneyWeek in 2010, the car price estimated at around £270,000 (or approx Rp.5 billion). Until now, We never knew how many the GTX-R cars ever built? Or do you wanna see another supercar creation made of the Ferrari Enzo named Gemballa MIG-U1?

As if it suddenly became a mystery, since we can't access the company official sites @ https://www.simboldesign.com/ No info whether the manufacturer is still active or not?  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CHECK HOOK BOXING | MONEYWEEK | CARBUZZ | THE TIMES | AUTOBLOG] 
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Friday, November 8, 2019

This is the Diablo You've never heard before

And if you are a supercar enthusiast who grew up in the 1990s, You probably know almost all of the Lamborghini Diablo variants. There are SV, VT, S30 Jota, even GTR. But have you ever heard of this kind of variant called the Lamborghini 132 GT1?
1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WMv4Gn)
At the end of the 1990s, everybody was getting into high-end racing, partly because thought it was awesome, but partly because it was theoretically possible to go racing at the top level with a legally street-car-based racing car. 

Few famous automotive brands tried it out, even Ferrari (usually mere focused on Formula One alone) attempted with their Ferrari F50 GT. Some of them even managed to have success, like McLaren with their F1 GTR, which claimed overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Right side view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36A9BVM)
Seeing all this craziness going on, Lamborghini decided to get into it, too – which was unusual, when you consider that Lamborghini didn’t have a lot of racing pedigree at the time. Yes at that time, Lamborghini started an ambitious sports car racing program that would make it compete with the Porsche 911 GT1, McLaren F1 GTR, etc.
Left side view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PRoE7K)
Then Lamborghini collaborated with a French company, Signes Advanced Technology (SAT), to design and build a racing car. In the beginning, everything went well, those two companies collaboration even succeeded in building a single road-going example to complement the racing car, and making it managed to get a homologation approval of the FIA to make it all legal.

Unfortunately, this project was suddenly canceled, but already there are 2 units of Diablo racing cars that have been built. It’s unclear as to why the program came to an end, though we can make a few reasonable guesses. The cars were built in early 1998, but by September of that year, Audi bought Lamborghini and the program was brought to a halt. 
Interior view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NNZcNy)
In the end, the race version of the Lamborghini 132 GT1 ended up competing a little bit in Japan. The road car, such as it is, actually still exists, but what is needed is one look to understand that it is a true classic Lamborghini beast.
Engine view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NNZcNy)
Of its appearance, where the car's exterior appears were full of the strong lines typical design of the 1990s wrapped in a strong carbon fiber material as well, which dramatically changed the look of Lamborghini's flagship car in the time.
Rear three-quarter of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36A9BVM)
Then the interior is also very different from the standard version due to it has been equipped with a custom pedal box, open shifters and of course, all the buttons, compact switches, and bucket seats, even the roll cages are present in it. Just like what we can expect from the best race car ever.
The car's powertrain is a 6.0 liter V12 naturally aspirated engine capable of producing power of up to 655 horsepower. So that not only from the appearance and performance of this car will be recognized but also from the sound. How fierce this Yellow Devil roaring was, can You hear it! Are you wanna see the Strosek, another unique Diablo variant! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | UPOST | LOVE CARS | FIA HISTORIC DATABASE]
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

An exclusive Enzo-based supercar of Gemballa

When the prancing horse logoed premium car manufacturer launched the Ferrari Enzo ranging from 2002 to 2004 in a limited number of only 400 units worldwide. So you can imagine how rare the supercar was. Made many exotic car enthusiasts are forced to be disappointed because they cannot have it. Have You ever seen those supercars? What are the shortcomings of those supercars?
2010 Gemballa MIG-U1, an exclusive Ferrari Enzo-based supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pSuWJB)
Yes, this supercar has a cool shape coupled with excellency performance, so for ordinary people like us seem these supercars have no shortcomings. But not for Mustafa and Ilyas Galadari, two businessmen who run several supercar businesses in Dubai when contacting the Gemballa, a German automotive tuner company to built fresh new supercars based on the Ferrari Enzo back in 2009. 
Side view of Gemballa MIG-U1 looks similar to the Maserati MC-12. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pSuWJB)
That's why the supercar's name is Gemballa MIG-U1 due to the 'MIG' abbreviation was taken from the names of two brothers Dubai businessmen mentioned above who had commissioned the making of this supercar. While 'U1' is an abbreviation to commemorate the founder of those German tuner company, Uwe Gemballa.
Interior view of Gemballa MIG-U1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36HrXEj)
It seems, at the time they wanted a very exclusive supercar figure that only a few people could have it. As quoted by Motor1, these supercars have made in limited numbers, only 25 units worldwide. And the company promises that no two of the 25 planned MIG-U1 production models will be exactly the same.
The V12 engine view of Gemballa MIG-U1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36HrXEj)
Is it a one-off, or a limited edition? Only time will tell if the Gemballa MIG-U1 will be sold on the open market. But so far that we could be seen and knew about this supercar, there's only one was diligently seen in the world's automotive expos or events, namely the figure of a white-colored MIG-U1 that's usually used a Dubai' number plate.
Rearview of Gemballa MIG-U1 with its doors open. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pSuWJB)
It is said also that the car is powered by a 6-liter V12 engine capable of producing power up to 700 horsepower. It has also been engineered to perform at extreme speeds with excellent and high performance. With higher aerodynamics, it provides efficiency and flexibility to adapt to changes in external elements when the car reaches various speeds.

The entire body has been completely reworked from front to rear, improving aerodynamics and giving the Enzo a certain race car/spaceship-like appearance. Starting from the front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, new unique rear wing, to the design of a completely new muffler is not just a new tailpipe. At a glance from the side, this supercar looks similar to the Maserati MC-12. And the rear features a huge wing to increase downforce, and a large roof scoop feeds air to the engine.
And for the interior, Gemballa gives a touch of red and black theme, the seats and trim are covered in quilted red leather and it resembles a luxury car more than a 200+ mph supercar. And on its black bucket seat, there was a red embroidered Uwe Gemballa's signature. But some parts still reflect the feel of sportiness with the steering wheel, dashboard and shift knob made of carbon fiber.

The price is only available upon request, but after taking a look around, we found Ferrari Enzos at a price range of US $1.1-1.8 million. Of course, those weren’t tuned by Gemballa. Wanna see another Enzo-based supercar called Lavazza GTX-R or the newest Gemballa-owned supercar. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTOR1 | TOPSPEED | AUTOMOBLOG]
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