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Saturday, May 25, 2019

After 1 year in space, how's the Tesla Roadster now?

As we all know, that a year ago SpaceX first launched Falcon Heavy rockets into space. The launch of the rocket was a success, especially when the Falcon Heavy also brought the latest projects of SpaceX, Starship and Super Heavy with the contents of Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster on those journey.
The Tesla Roadster which tipped to be the fastest electric car ever made. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2EeWtcj)
The luxury car also carries a Starman mannequin that sits behind the wheel and flies through space. How's the Tesla Roadster now? As quoted from BGR, on Friday, Feb 2, 2019, the whereisroadster page reveals where and the latest news from those Tesla Roadster.
The Tesla Roadster which is equipped with an astronaut mannequin named Starman while on a Falcon Heavy rocket into space (6/2). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Q1qUXZ)
Looking at the statistics of the page, the Tesla Roadster position is currently 226 million miles from Earth and 163 million miles from Mars. In fact, there are reports of the Tesla Roadster speed on those space journey, ie 5,149 miles per hour.

Of course, for a car in general those speed number is very fast and won't slow down anytime soon. In total the distance traveled by the Tesla Roadster has gone as far as 473.3 million miles. It was also mentioned, it took around 557 days for the Tesla Roadster car to go around the Sun once.
The steering wheel of the Tesla Roadster which is equipped with astronaut mannequins while on a Falcon Heavy rocket (6/2). The rocket was successfully launched on Wednesday (7/2) morning or Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Florida, United States.. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Q1qUXZ)
This car is also projected to continue to travel through space for a very long time. As reported by LiveScience, scientists believe, this Roadster will return to Earth later or maybe enter Venus. But reportedly, it took millions of years for the car to come back again or instead switch to another planet.
It should be noted, when the Tesla Roadster car finished its journey later, of course the shape is not as good as when it leaving the Earth. Yes, this Tesla Roadster might look good while left the Earth, but given the hard and unpredictable conditions of the outer space it predicted could make the car break or even Starman mannequins also damaged.

The question now is actually whether the purpose of those Roadster was included in the space trip? Now, We don't want to speculate on this, and we will let you answer it by yourself. Peace and Out. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

BMW being prepared their latest hybrid supercar

BMW not to be outdone by other automotive manufacturers, and it looks like they're interested in producing a proper supercar to rival the Porsche 911 Turbo, McLaren 570S and even Lamborghini SC18. As reported by Carscoops, this newest BMW supercar is the top type of their M division.
Rendering images of the latest BMW car, (by Mahyar Mehdikhani on Behance). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VqV9IW)
And the new supercar is believed to be displayed in 2023, when Ferrari, Lamborghini and other supercar car makers will launch their latest supercar electric model. Its presence is also a substitute for their existing i8 series today. And reported that if the supercar which no have name yet was in the top of list of the BMW's M division.

"If you are an engineer, once in your life you would want to make a super-sports car. I think partial electrification will allow that," said BMW board member responsible for product development, Klaus Frohlich.

"If we have an electric drive unit that is very compact and very strong, then the carbon fiber chassis, for example, i8's and has a high-performance engine, then you can combine it into a real performance package," he added later.
Rendering images of the latest BMW car, (by Mahyar Mehdikhani on Behance). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VqV9IW)
It's too early to talk about the power produced, but this newest BMW supercar is expected to have a power of around 700 hp. This can be easily places it above the M8 which is equipped with 600 hp. This also makes it more expensive than the existing flagship GT and i8 series.

"M will also be an electric car in the future, but we will also work hard on the partial electric sector in this M car," said Klaus Frohlich.

"This is because they not only need acceleration in a straight line. They have to drive corners and race tracks, so heavy weight is still a problem and these electric vehicles still have serious problems regarding power coverage." he said as the closing.

In conclusion, BMW is now preparing to launch a sports model with a hybrid/plug-in engine and light construction is the first step for BMW's M division to use an electric engine and presenting high-performance cars without emissions is their main focus. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Chinese brand shown sophisticated MPV concept

Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company or GAC Motor occupies Hall B at Cobo Center, the venue for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show which is officially titled The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2019. By aligning the products on display with the NAIAS 2019 tagline: Vision Unlimited, one of the mainstays displayed by GAC Motor is a concept car called the GAC Entranze EV Concept.
GAC Entranze Concept Car, a concept vehicle from GAC Motor shown at NAIAS 2019, Cobo Center, Detroit. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VA21b2)
Born under the auspices of GAC Motor, a subsidiary of the GAC Group ranked 202nd from the list of the companies that successfully penetrated the Fortune Global 500. It turned out that the Entranze EV Concept was not fully born in China, but was developed by the GAC Advanced Design Center in Los Angeles, United States, as quoted from PRNewsWire.
Left side view with all-doors opened of GAC Entranze Concept Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GUcGVR)
The "translation" in the simple sentences of these GAC Motor Concept car is a family vehicle, and is categorized in a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Then the layout in the cabin is 7-seaters with a configuration of 3 + 2 + 2, adopted autonomous technology aka without drivers or self-driving. Inside the cabin, there is a board containing super modern features, two OLED screens on the left and right side, and one screen in the middle.
Right side view of GAC Entranze Concept Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VA21b2)
"Entranze is a representation of GAC's extraordinary experience exploring the market through the tradition of America's famous land travel," said GAC Executive Design Director, Pontus Fontaeus, when explaining this concept car, as quoted of Motor1.

"We are trying to design a special vehicle that offers a better driving experience, as well as being familiar with users. It is this deep relationship between riding and passengers which is the backbone of our project," he added.
Rear view of GAC Entranze Concept Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VA21b2)
Unfortunately, even though they have been explained that the Entranze is an Electric Vehicle (EV) aka pure electric-powered car, GAC Motor still leaves a mystery in the engine sector. Where only mentioned that the fuel is renewable energy.

Then also mentioned that the Entranze EV Concept engine settings will be the same as Enverge, which is the previous GAC Motor concept car which was exhibited last year. If it's true, then this car can go as far as 595 km with a single battery charged. Yes, of course it will be similar to Enverge's achievement.
It is interesting to look forward to whether this concept car will enter the production line. Although GAC currently only sells cars in China,  hopes to eventually expand into the U.S. market in near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE STREET | MOTOR1 | PRNEWSWIRE] 
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Monday, May 6, 2019

Next Gen KIA SUV

KIA automotive company through KIA Motor America (KMA) introduced a prototype of their newest electric car named KIA HabaNiro in Manhattan, United States. As reported by AutoExpress on Sunday, April 21, 2019, the concept car comes with a futuristic design and equipped with a nice looking door model stretching upwards like a butterfly.
KIA HabaNiro concept car is Next generation KIA SUV and dubbed as "The Everything Car." (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2W9YDRg)
The four-seat electric car is equipped with a full electric drive, combined with all-wheel drive (AWD) mode and claimed to be able to go as far as 483 km. 

Furthermore, the South Korean automotive manufacturer claims, that this concept car provides comfort while navigating on the streets of the city, maneuvering in the turns of coastal roads and off-road as well as providing confidence when adventuring in remote wilderness in other word is “The Everything Car.”
KIA HabaNiro concept car has been debuted at 2019 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DEh7lM)
According to Tom Kearns, Vice President of KIA Design Center America (KDCA), that HabaNiro is not a supercar type car, but a vehicle that accommodates the needs of mobility in all fields, by prioritizing the practicality offered by electric car technology.
Left side view of KIA HabaNiro concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2W9YDRg)
"We imagined a car for everyone and approached everything. Then, when we saw this product in its finished form, we were fascinated by the imagination of the HabaNiro designers and the technology it offered so we wanted to hurry up," said Tom.
Rear three quarter of KIA HabaNiro concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2W9YDRg)
HabaNiro looks tough and handsome because of the use of 20-inch rims with the butterfly door-typed that lifts out. Due to the door design makes passengers more free to go in and out of the cabin.
The possibility with the presence of HabaNIro will open a new vehicle segment that combines electric drive technology with the ability of a crossover, sport, which is also suitable for adventure to work everyday.

While on the other hand, KIA has not yet announced whether HabaNiro will be mass-produced, or only still as a concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KIA | AUTONXT]
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Seeing the RG Nathalie, the new Rolland Gumpert's belle figure

If Apollo Automobili, the company built from the remnants of the Gumpert manufacturer continues to amaze people with the Intense Emozione. But Roland Gumpert himself is busy by working in the newest automotive company, and the following are the results.
A matte orange colored RG Nathalie model shown of at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YZ3XJ7)
Yes, a new sportscar results from a partnership between Gumpert and the Chinese company Aiways named Gumpert Nathalie. This is a very impressive sports car, utilizing an advanced electric powertrain and having a form that might remind us a bit of the figure of the Audi Sport Quattro Concept.

This sports car is armed with 4 electric motors, each of which can produce power of 137 bhp and 170 lb-ft of torque. But they do not receive power from the battery. The Gumpert Nathalie actually uses a stack of hydrogen fuel cells.
Rear three quarter of Gumpert Nathalie is believed to be a near-production-spec model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YZ3XJ7)
Aware of the lack of hydrogen fueling stations around the world, Gumpert and Aiways have implemented methanol modifiers. Then they collaborated with Serenergy, a Danish company to make a stack of methanol fuel cells, the results of which are claimed to provide more efficient electricity than standard hydrogen cells.
A racing model of Gumpert Nathalie also shown of at GIMS 2019 appeared in matte blue colored and the company's black-white racing livery. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YZ3XJ7) 
This system takes methanol and can divide it into carbon dioxide released into the air, while hydrogen is channeled to fuel cells. By using this setup, the car is reported to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 2.5 seconds and the top speed reaches 300 kph. Amazingly, this sports car is claimed to be able to travel a distance of 595 km when driven fast and more than 1,126 km when running normally.
Rear view of Gumpert Nathalie Racing model at Geneva International Motor Show 2109. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2YZ3XJ7)
This sports car was first unveiled at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show held on January last year, where the car appeared in an attractive purple color. And now at the Geneva International Auto Show 2019, Gumpert brought a pair of Nathalie models and giving the European public their first taste of the innovative sports car.
The front fascia combines sharp lines, large air intakes, and DRL lights similar to the Aston Martin Vulcan. On the side there are matte black alloy wheels and body lines that resemble the Nissan GT-R. At the rear, these Nathalie sportscar is equipped with LED rear lights and additional lights underneath.
Aiways intends to start shipping the Gumpert Nathalie in 2019, but has yet to reveal the price (it’s likely to cost from approximately €400,000 or equivalent to $457,170). By considering all the technologies embedded in it, so this sportscar is certainly wouldn't sale on cheap price when it is produced later. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROLLAND GUMPERT | CARNEWSA | NOTHERCARGUY | CARSCOOPS]
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Monday, April 15, 2019

A new Italian smart hybrid supercar with high performace

High-performance cars today do not only rely on conventional large-capacity engines or turbo devices. With the development of technology, now to boost the performance of the car can also be done by pinning an electric motor. As a result, the marriage between the combustion engine and the electric motor in hybrid technology is capable of producing high-performance cars.
Puritalia Berlinetta, an Italian hybrid 951 hp supercar with a sexy body has been debuted and shown off the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IgLEcf)
A manufacturer of sports car specialists from Naples, named Puritalia recently released a wild sports car at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The car is called Puritalia Berlinetta which can produce the power nearly 1,000 horsepower!

Not just conventional hybrids, Puritalia Berlinetta also carries plug-in hybrid technology. That is, the battery to supply electricity can be charged with a home plug and can be driven in fully electric mode. The electric motor comes from the British company named Yasa.

Left side view of 2020 Puritalia Berlinetta at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IgLEcf)
This car combines a 5,000 cc V8 engine in front with an electric motor that drives the rear wheels. The V8 engine itself has 750 horsepower while the electric motor has 215 horsepower and a maximum torque of 370 Nm. When combined with an electric motor on the rear wheels, the total power reaches 951 horsepower with a maximum torque of 1,248 Nm. Those numbers are fairly wild and savage for a sports car.

Then to drive the car, the engine's power is mated to a seven-speed transmission that can be operated through the paddle shift behind the wheel. The combination of the engine, electric motor and its transmission makes the car accelerate from 0-100 kph in 2.7 seconds. The maximum speed is even up to 335 kph. The car's electric power is stored in lithium iron phosphate chemistry batteries. The battery is stored under the trunk and behind the seat. The battery charging is only three hours and in full electric driving mode, the car can be reaching a distance of 20 km.
Dashboard and interior view of 2020 Puritalia Berlinetta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IgLEcf)
Hybrid systems are controlled by special software that utilizes artificial intelligence. To determine the optimal use of a hybrid system, the driving style of the driver is recorded. Real time data about traffic, weather, road conditions also included there. The most efficient use of energy is calculated from a large amount of data in the cloud on the server. The results are then transferred back to the car.

In driving with this car, the driver can choose Sport, Corsa, and e-Power modes. Amazingly, this car can provide a power boost by lifting its electric motor torque to a maximum (370 Nm) just by pressing the eMozione button, so that the driver can feel the sensation of driving the car in its peak performance for 45 seconds.
Rear three quarter view of 2020 Puritalia Berlinetta. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IgLEcf)
The base of this car is a carbon fiber tub that joins the aluminum sub-frame and aluminum suspension components. The exterior body panel is also made of carbon fiber and it has a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. And the cabin of the Berlinetta includes a number of elements of carbon fiber, brown leather and a large infotainment system between the driver and passengers. There is also a digital instrument cluster and according to Puritalia, this vehicle system is fully connected and can be operated remotely from a smartphone.
The Italian company also said that this car was made by hand according to consumer demand. This car will be made limited, which is only 150 units, and will be sold starting from €553,350 (or around US. $627,083). Looking at the price offered above, not just anyone can get it. Yes, Puritalia Berlinetta can only be owned by thick pocket people who really can appreciate a beautiful supercars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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