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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Mitsubishi's first 4x4 car

The presence of the latest concept cars has become a common sight in an automobile exhibition, not least on the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show in Brazil. But, what if there is a classic car displayed by the automotive manufacturers that have historically been important to the company? Of course, this is remarkable.
1934 Mitsubishi PX-33 at the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
Well, the only automotive manufacturer that brings the classic car at the event is Mitsubishi. The car, named 'Mitsubishi PX-33' is a passenger car made in 1934 and has a quite unique body design. The part that is not less interesting is the PX-33 is the first Mitsubishi car equipped with 4x4 features.
Left side view of 1934 Mitsubishi PX-33. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
In that time, the 4x4 feature only found on heavy vehicles and cargo operators, not in a passenger car. And actually, the PX-33 was created as a military vehicle by the Government of Japan in the early 1940s.
Rear side view of 1934 Mitsubishi PX-33. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fgp7G)
At that time, Mitsubishi only produce as many as four units. And the PX-33 is being exhibited at the event to be the only car that saved and maintained by Mitsubishi until now.

As quoted from Motor1 on Thursday, November 10, 2016, Mitsubishi PX-33 uses a 6.7-liter diesel engine capable of spewing the power up to 70 bhp. Aside from being a forerunner to the presence of Mitsubishi Pajero and Lancer Evolution with 4x4 features. This car also became the first injection engine applied in Japan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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Monday, January 13, 2020

The ancestors of Italian flying saucers

Maybe you do not know intimately the following car, because this car is made in the 1950s. Yes, the car was known as the Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 'Disco Volante.'
1952 Alfa Romero 1900 C52 Disco Volante. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1h2bRm)
Disco Volante in English means Flying Saucer. This name arose because its shape resembles a flying saucer design imagination. For information, the 1950s was an era when people were dreaming can be walked on the moon and outer space.

The design of Alfa Romero 1900 C52 was very futuristic in that time and like not came from the Earth. This is because when making this car the Alfa Romeo in collaboration with Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera were develop the car's designs in the wind tunnel facility to actually get a very low wind resistance.
Rear side view of 1952 Alfa Romero 1900 C52 Disco Volante. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1h2bRm)
Not only the design, but the car is also made specifically to perform in a number of racing championships in Italy and built with a number of highly advanced technologies at the time.

Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 is built on top of the all-new frame structure tubular space frame and using a 4-cylinder engine with a 2.0 liter engine block is made of aluminum material.
This car had been debuted in 1953 at the New York Motor Show and now one of them can be seen at the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile Giovanni Agnelli in Turin. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | +AUTO]
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Thursday, January 9, 2020

The rarest 'El Dominicano'

During the 1950’s Spanish auto manufacturer, Pegaso, built a line of world-class sports cars, the Z-102. With powerful engines, a racing-derived chassis, and cutting edge technology for the time, the Pegaso Z-102 Cupula was a serious contender.
1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupula at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ako9v)
Top Z-102 models, equipped with a 360 hp supercharged V8, were capable of 155 mph, making them the fastest sports cars in the world for a time. A bonafide supercar, top-spec Pegaso could out-run the Ferraris of the era and even the mighty Mercedes 300SL.
Left side view of 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupula. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ako9v)
Only 86 Pegaso Z-102 sports cars were produced between 1951 and 1958. They were built on a "no object cost" along with a Pegaso production that was greater than other types of vehicles. As you might guess previously, at some certain sports car program like this is quickly getting a financial problem and must be ceased in the end.
Interior view of 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupula. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ako9v)
The jaw-dropping 1952 Pegaso Z-102 “Cupula Coupe” featured here is one of just two examples built, and the only one known to survive. It won Best in Show, Concours de Sport at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and it absolutely stunned the crowds. The color scheme seems unique and maybe inspired by the condiments at a hot dog stand, a mustard yellow exterior, a relish green interior, and ketchup red-wall tires.
Rear view of 1952 Pegaso Z-102 Cupula. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ako9v)
This Pegaso Z-102 Cupula Coupe was showcased at the 1953 World Motor Show, held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was then bought by the President of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo, and was given the nickname 'El Dominicano.' Since then, the car has been restored to pristine original condition.
Being an early model Z-102, it doesn’t have that mighty supercharged engine under its hood, but rather a 2.5L V8 good for a decent 170hp. It was still good for a solid 120 mph, which was still quite respectable in 1953. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MIND OVER MOTOR]
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Monday, January 6, 2020

The 3 JAWA motorbikes classic themed reborn in India

For the classic motorbike fans, they definitely know the classic motorbike brand from Czech Republic known as 'JAWA.' which was famous in the era before and after the second world war.

The motorcycle and moped manufacturer founded in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1929 by František Janeček, who bought the Wanderer motorcycle division. The name JAWA was formed by combining the first letters JAneček and WAnderer. Well, now it's clear, the name of the motorcycle brand is not taken from one of the islands in Indonesia (the Jawa island).
Mahindra's subsidiary Classic Legends has launched (from right to left) the JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA classic and the JAWA Perak factory-custom bobber in India. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2T2yYLo)
In the past, especially around the 1950s, JAWA was one of the leading motorcycle brands and was recorded to have exported its JAWA 350 motorcycle models to more than 120 countries. Although, in its journey, the company had ever stumbled due to having many financial problems so that the products it produced were unable to compete in the global market, so some of its factories had been shut down.

After 1990, there were significant production losses. For this reason, a successor company was formed in 1997 in Týnec nad Sázavou, to continue the brand under the name of JAWA Moto. In 2016, Mahindra, an automotive manufacturer from India through its subsidiary the Classic Legends Pvt. Ltd. (CLPL) acquired the company.

And in the following years, the brand again brought its motorbikes to compete in the world motorcycle market. Noted several models have been born under the name of the JAWA brands, such as JAWA 350 OHC, JAWA 660 Vintage, and others.

And at the end of 2018, the company introduced 3 models of motorbikes at the same time, namely the JAWA Forty-Two, JAWA classic, and JAWA Perak (in the time introduced as concept motorcycles). It seems that the presence of a row of JAWA motorcycles will make it a strong competitor for other players in the classic motorbike segments in the world's market today.

1. JAWA Forty-Two
Starting with the JAWA 42 is equipped with a clean teardrop-shaped tank with JAWA badges on both sides. Follows with the Wide seats to offer a comfortable ride while slightly tapering towards the rear, to give a definitive character to the rear. This motorcycle is also equipped with almost all-around motorcycle chrome accents, such as around the headlamps, side indicators and rear springs suspension arrangement with the throttle.
The Jawa Forty-Two motorcycles employ a 293cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ttQ0rp)
On the back is equipped with a small taillamp arrangement, just above the number plate. The model name "forty-two" is also written between the backlight and the number plate, adding to the classic motorbike characters behind. The motorcycle is equipped with black grabrails while twin exhausts on both sides add to its dashing look.

2. JAWA classic
Then the new JAWA classic, its design offers simple bodywork with minimalist design features. Where the JAWA classic becomes a motorcycle with an authentic design that reinforces the assimilation of a classic and modern look. This can be seen, including in the classic water drop-shaped fuel tank, round headlamps surrounded by chrome. The sides of the tank are also coated in polished chrome, with JAWA badges on both sides. It flows to the back follows the same retro theme with a small backlight. There are two mufflers on both sides to add the motorbike's dashing look.
The Jawa classic motorcycles employ a 293cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 27 bhp and 28 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37AW7ZF)

3. JAWA Perak
Then JAWA Perak has an elongated and low body while carrying a cool bobber style. The chrome accents are also not left behind with matte black body color. The Perak mounted a floating single-seater and has a different toolbox design. And its bobber style is thicker with the seat, rear-view mirrors, fenders, and large mufflers. The JAWA Perak uses a 334 cc one cylinder, water-cooled, DOHC engine, and BS6 emissions.
The Jawa Forty-Two motorcycles employ a 384cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine that puts out a maximum power of 30 bhp and 31 Nm of peak torque, coupled with a six-speed transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39J8NQ7)
The power produced by the Perak engine reaches 30 hp and a maximum torque of 31 Nm. At the engine's displacement, the Perak engine is slightly larger than JAWA classic and JAVA 42. No wonder if it was able to spew more power comes from its large valves. In comparison, the JAWA classic and JAWA 42 able to produce 27 hp of power and 28 Nm of torque. And the JAWA Perak also has different subframe and suspension settings on the back. And this motorcycle uses the mono-shock and has disc brakes with a double channel ABS (anti-lock braking) system as one of its standard features.

Its bobber distinctive twin exhausts are the main attraction for this motorbike. The single-seat with brown leather makes the motorcycle strengthen the classic impression and stand out when in the crowd. Especially combined with analog accents on the speedometer and digital instruments in other parts. The JAWA Perak is equipped also with the same 14-liter fuel tank and has a seat height of 750 mm. Weighing up to 179 kg and 145 mm ground clearance.

As quoted from Indianautosblog, the JAWA Perak motorcycles will be sold limited to the initial order at a price of around Rs 1.89 lakh or around Rp.38.1 million, this is done to avoid the long waiting period as happened in the JAWA classic and JAWA Forty-Two. The waiting period for the two retro style motorcycle models reaches 5 to 6 months.
In order not to overload the motorcycle orders, the Classic Legend opens 100 new dealers in India within 100 days. It is known, this retro type motorcycle is very popular among the Indian people. Previously, the company had stopped the ordering process for 40 days after the JAWA Forty Two launching, so the opening of 100 dealers had to be done quickly to anticipate the big surge in the motorcycle orders happened again.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | INDIANAUTOSBLOG]
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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Nissan celebrates 50 years of the Fairlady

The World's automotive enthusiasts must know the figure of the legendary sports car Nissan 370Z Fairlady. The sports car which was originally known also in the automotive market outside of Japan as the Datsun 240Z was developed starting in 1966 and launched for the first time in 1969. Then rapidly the sports car was transform into one of Nissan's iconic cars which grab success in the world's automotive market besides the Nissan GT-R models.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition on display at the 2019 North American International Auto Show held in New York. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37x4sh0)
To commemorate the sports car's moment of success, in the 2019 North American International Auto Show held in New York, Nissan deliberately released a special edition of this sports car under the name of Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition. So what's special about this sports car? Nissan released this special edition sports car with an iconic livery.
The inspiration car: 1970 Datsun 240Z #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) that won multiple SCCA National Championships (in 1970 and 1971) with John Morton behind the wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37x4sh0)
This Livery was actually used for the first time when Fairlady was still a line-up of Datsun, also mean paying homage to the #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) Datsun 240Z that won multiple SCCA National Championships (in 1970 and 1971) with John Morton behind the wheel.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition in another color scheme on silver with with a black combination. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QEYcwO)
This sports car was built by taking the base of the 370Z Coupe, and Nissan did not do extreme changes to its exterior. Shown by using a white base color with a distinctive red livery according to the inspiration car's livery. To confirm that this is a special edition, there is the '50th Anniversary' emblem on the fender section and under the 370Z emblem on both sides.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition retains the sleek profile that has defined Zs of the past, characterized by its low roofline, upswept quarter-window design and slope of the rear hatch. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Qj4Hq9)
Furthermore, its mechanical heart still entrusted to the 3,500 cc V6 engine unit, which is capable of producing power reaching up to 332 horsepower, with a maximum torque of 366 Nm. Or if you want it to run faster, then a NISMO version is provided with a power supply of up to 350 hp and 374 Nm of torque. A large amount of engine's power is then channeled to its rear wheels, through a choice of the 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission system.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition's dashboard red leather with red stitching, red accents on the gear shifter, a dark chrome ‘Z’ logo on the kick plates and a ‘50th Anniversary’ logo on the tachometer. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QGGFUZ)
Then move on the legs, this cool sports coupe figure uses the four forged 370Z Sport rim models from Rays, which has a size of 19 inches with a dual-tone red garnish finishing on the rim's lips. Then the rims are wrapped with the Bridgestone Potenza S007 High-Performance 245/40R19 tires.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition's seat has unique stitching, graphics and the 50th Anniversary logo embossed into the backrests. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Qj4Hq9)
For the interior, it turns out there are many '50th Anniversary' accents too, ranging from the use of leather seats embroidered embossed and given a touch of red accents, then on the floormats as well. And the emblem also seen is mounted near the gear lever. Another feature that is also found in its interior, namely the use of Alcantara material that wraps the steering wheel and metal pedals. Then as a compliment, there is also an entertainment system that is equipped with 6 speaker units from Bose that are ready to pamper the ears of its driver and passengers.
2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition shows the integration of the boomerang taillights, rear spoiler delete and wide, flared fenders highlight the car’s strong, athletic shape. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Qj4Hq9)
Nissan's special edition sports car model will have 2 finishing colors, namely white with a red color and also silver with a black combination. Nissan decided to sell this special car in Australia because the Nissan 370Z is an iconic car figure that has many fanatic fans in Australia. Then for the price, in Australia, this special edition car is sold in the prices of AUS $53,490 (US. $36,180) and AUS $55,990 (US. $37,600), respectively. While the Nismo version offered at AUS $71,076 (US. $48,075).
As quoted from Carscoops, Nissan Australia's Managing Director, Stephen Lester stated, "The Nissan 370Z is an iconic car with many fanatic fans in Australia. Since its arrival here, we have sold nearly 22,000 units of the Z model, and this 50th Anniversary Edition will surely attract enthusiastic many Z fans and buyers." *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | JAPANESE SPORTS CAR]
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Friday, January 3, 2020

A special-made Diablo figure that maybe you've never heard of before

Supercar appearance which is certainly going to amaze the world's automotive enthusiasts. Moreover, what will be discussed this time is the figure of aThe raging bull logoed supercar known as the Lamborghini Diablo. This cool supercar is made by Lamborghini, one of Italy's premium car manufacturers based in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy. Although this is not the latest bull figure, Lambo Diablo still deserves to be included in the cool supercars to date.
2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant designed by Joan Fercí and built by the Automobiles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2u40ePg)
Just info, the Lamborghini Diablo is a mid-engined sports car made by the raging bull logoed automotive manufacturer from 1990 to 2001 and was replaced by Lamborghini Murciélago. The name Diablo is taken from Spanish which means 'devil' or 'diavolo' in Italian. This car was made as a successor for the previous model, the Lamborghini Countach.

Noted, the Diablo is the first beast produced by Lamborghini that can reach a maximum speed of more than 200 miles per hour (320 kph). And until the end of its production period recorded 2,884 units of Diablo have been produced by the Italian manufacturer. And among the units produced, there is a variant that may rarely be seen by world automotive enthusiasts. Well, that's Lamborghini Diablo Coatl, a variant of Lamborghini Diablo that you may not have heard of before. Wanna see the Lamborghini L147 Zagato Canto concept?
Left side view of 2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2rLDcMm)
This unique Lambo supercar is designed by Jorge Antonio Fernández García aka Joan Fercí, and completed built in 2000 by a company called Automobiles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA. after in 1995 obtained permission from the Automobili Lamborghini SpA. to build the Lamborghini variant and distribute it in Mexico, and throughout Latin America including the Caribbean. Even the South American company also said on its official website that they were allowed to build a limited series of special track-oriented models and even made their own concepts with Lamborghini components, which would later produce and named the Lamborghini Coatl.

Keeping in mind that the hand-finished feeling these special cars would have to offer, each and every Coatl would be finished according to the tastes and requirements made by the fortunate buyer. And according to workers at the Automobiles Lamborghini Latinoamérica SA, the Coatl is not a factory prototype but that it was built with permission from the factory.
Dashboard view of 2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2FeXbq0)
One of the most special ways that they produced the car and make it unique was the fact that the steering wheel is made specifically by a single craftsman with a size that is suitable and has been adjusted to the hand and fingers of the owner. Likewise, the pedals and seats are specially made to fit the actual owner. This seat will be made of the mold taken from the person who would be driving the Coatl, while the weight will also be taken into account when finishing the driver's seat.

Then the car's exterior paintwork is also done in accordance with the owner's wishes, which means there are no two Coatls the same. The paint specifically was made of 14 coats of the owner-selected-shades and depending on where the sun was in the sky during the daytime, and the tint of the paint can shift from an orange to a red color with a brown highlight. And continued to the color of the interior part which is covered with genuine leather would also be dyed on the owner’s demand and even this South American company also stitched in such a way the owner's name or initials on the carpet and the seats.
Rear view of 2000 Lamborgini Diablo Coatl, a special-made Diablo variant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35kj3KV)
Furthermore, the shape of the headlamps looks strange and unique were covered units, while on the roof there's a single air intake which is mounted to pull air into the engine compartment, a treatment that also exists in the Diablo SV and the Diablo GT limited edition which giving it a rather track-focused appearance. The rear design looks a little strange, where the rear bumper unit is made into parts that seem to be separated by two inward curved shapes with a large twin exhaust pipe embedded into the bumper on the right and left outer sections, while a single central bumper was also in place.

The rear lights use design and similar color schemes used by Lexus on the IS series, a design that became notorious in the tuning market in Japan a few years later, seen today in all types of JDM tuners. With all these special body panels and personalized interiors, it is very strange that the wheels become a 17 inches standard unit taken from the Diablo SE30 model, it should be no problem to install 19 or even 20 inches wheels under this space-age body design, but maybe the owner who ordered this specific car probably liked it this way.

It took four years (from 1996 to 2000) to design and build the first Lamborghini Coatl, which was finally presented to the public in 2000 and named the Lamborghini Eros 2000. Those hard work results did not seem to be in vain, due to the top speed could be produced by this car no less than 385 kph (234 mph) and acceleration from rest to 100 kph (around 61 mph) in just 3.54 seconds, the engine is naturally tuned to get these numbers, with an output a power of 635 Bhp and an enlarged displacement of almost 6.3 Liters is needed! 

The performance numbers were huge in 20 years ago. The chassis has been modified from the normal Diablo VT and SV to overcome this much power, it was upgraded by using Chromium Molybdenum steel, notice that both the engine and chassis have been designed in England by none other than a company that you can trust, McLaren.
In 2000, when the car was first officially presented to the public, it caused quite a stir among the Lamborghini's fanatics and was seen as a love-or-hate design. Because according to them, Lamborghini Latinoamérica has transformed their precious Diablo into some weird blob of metal, the term they might use to describe the figure of the Lamborghini Diablo Coatl.

This is understandable because the design has always been a vital necessity for Lamborghini's hardcore fans, and if you have a bit of money left over and want to stand out against regular Murcielago and Huracan owners, this is definitely the way to do it.

But here’s the rub. Later in 2007, the Italian manufacturer has also stressed that no licence agreement exists to use the Lamborghini marque in South America. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARTHROTTLE]
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