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Friday, March 27, 2020

Here it comes the newest full-electric powered supercar of Hong Kong!

With the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, one of the world's biggest automotive exhibition events some time ago as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. This certainly makes many parties feel concerned, especially automotive manufacturers who have prepared themselves to participate in this annual global automotive event.
Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar made its debut in London some time ago. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
And one of them is Apex Motors, a Hong kong-based automotive company whose name may still sound foreign to our ears. But in fact, this company has produced many automotive products, and one of them is the Apex AP-1 which is a compact roadster that carries the Ford EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine and was released specifically for Hong Kong automotive market.

At the automotive exhibition event in Geneva, the company was plan to display a new full-electric supercar named Apex AP-0. The Apex AP-0 supercar brings a different platform from its predecessor AP-1 roadster. Yes, the Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar will be displayed as a two-passenger coupe. Recently, Apex has taken the covers off its ground-breaking AP-0 concept EV sports car at its global launch event in London, UK.
Top front view of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
This car has a body size that is not too big, with a length of 4.378 mm, and looks about the size of a Porsche 718 Cayman. Even so, the wheelbase reaches 2,649 mm, or 175 mm longer than the Cayman.

Then to optimize the speed and stability when driving, the ground clearance is set around only 93.98 mm.  While for the control, this car is supported by the racing car styled pushrod suspensions. Furthermore to reduce its speed is entrusted to the carbon-ceramic devices with a six-piston caliper mounted on the front wheels.
Left side view of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
As mentioned earlier that the AP-0 is a full-electric supercar, so automatically its mechanical heart is an electric motor entrusted to rotate the rear wheels. The company claimed, the car's electric motor configuration is capable of producing power of 658 PS and 578 Nm of torque, so then the acceleration from zero to 100 kph can be reached in 2.3 seconds, with a top speed of 305 kph.

The Hong Kong-based automotive company revealed that the car's interior will make in a minimalist style as look attached in a racing car in general. That's seems normal when looking at the extreme exterior appearance. To be sure, the driver and passenger will pass through the gullwing doors to enter the car's cabin.
The wheel steering and dashboard view of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
Besides that, there are also some qualified supporting driving features. As quoted by Motor1, this car has a Lidar sensor attached to the front. This is usually used not only to prevent unwanted incidents but also to support autonomous navigation.
Rearview of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
Yes, Apex also said that the AP-0 is also embedded with a level 3 autonomous system. So then the driving pleasure is increasingly obtained while driving the car because there is a holographic augmented reality display, which can display the roads or racing tracks like in video games.
So how much is it? Estimated the car's price per unit reaches $195 thousand or Rp 2.920 billion. Shorterwise, this car will be built at Apex's manufacturing facilities in the UK later and this company also has planned to make 500 units in a year. Well, let's wait for the realization later..! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | APEX MOTORS | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1]
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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Karma SC2 is an amazing future supercar concept

Indeed, this supercar concept has been displayed by its maker Karma Automobile at the 2019 Los Angeles Car Show event which was held on November 22 to December 1, 2019. The automaker mentioned the Karma SC2 Concept offers an amazing form of a future supercar.
Karma SC2 concept is claimed able to make bold electric performance of 1,100 horsepower. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
Although it is not yet known whether the Karma SC2 will become a legal road car model that will also be marketed on a massive scale, it cannot be denied that this supercar has indeed succeeded in attracting the attention of the world's car lovers who attended its debut in Los Angeles at the time.

Basically, this concept car is the successor of the Karma SC1 Vision Concept which has been present before and is an open coupe car. The difference, in this Karma SC2, Karma Automobile installed a proper roof. A number of features embedded in this new car are a powertrain that is capable of producing an average power of 1,100 horsepower so as to record an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km per hour in less than 2 secs.
Karma SC2 concept does have a unique scissor-doors because it is opened and closed by sliding the door up and down(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IUOGCp)
The automaker claims that they are developing a battery that able to bring the car to a distance of 350 miles on a single charge with normal use. Besides that, the car's torque is also controlled by a computer to manipulate the power supplied to its wheels.

Behind the sleek and sexy appearance of the body with metallic silver paint that binds the whole body of the concept car on display for the first time at the Los Angeles Car Show, it turns out there are a number of other features of this car that are in the spotlight of visitors, one of which is the door. Karma SC2 does have a unique scissor-doors because it is opened and closed by sliding the door up and down.
To support the Karma SC2 concept performance, there's an I-shaped 120kWh battery is housed in the center tunnel beneath the dashboard and seats(Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
This concept car also has electronic features that are known to be widely used in premium cars today, such as cameras, proximity sensors, long-range radar sensors, heads up displays. The car also uses a showcase design feature known as playback mode, which allows computers, controls, and displays to present a real driving experience even if the car is at rest.

In this car is mounted the winglet style sensor plus cameras next to its doors, a place where usually a conventional car rearview mirrors are installed. Another unique thing about this car is that the headlight does not stand out, so it seems to blend into the front of the body so that it presents a smoother body contour.
Karma SC2 concept has seen three interior colors, namely beige, silver and black. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
Not only that, the car has a semi-square shaped steering wheel. In addition, this car also has a square headrest with sharp angles. So far the concept car on display has seen three interior colors, namely beige, silver and black. Unique styling is also seen around the seat parameters, such as stitches that match the stitching pattern on the smaller steering wheel.
The unique styling of Karma SC2 concept is also seen around the seat parameters, such as stitches that match the stitching pattern on the smaller steering wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Wapkbe)
At a glance, Karma SC2 looks like it has a "nose" section that is quite long with a short deck that is identical to the performance car. This car does have fairly low ground clearance. The result, the car has a futuristic look but still maintains an aggressive impression.

This car has a black semi-gloss roof that has an overhang at the top of the side and rear windows. Installation of this overhang is considered to provide an artistic touch but with a "squished" look. Inside the roof, there is also a headline which is said to have an inlay with optical fiber to enlarge the seat. The seat also has a biometric inlay for the customization of the passengers and drivers of this car.
Karma SC2 concept is uses of charcoal-colored alloy wheels with conventional low profile tires are well suited to brake rotors and calipers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
As you can see the Karma SC2 does not have a grille on the front. Instead, Karma Automotive then installed a stylish scoop to the side. This scoop is claimed to help the process of brake cooling, and also makes the car look seem more aggressive and sporty.

The lower part of the rear of the car also has a scoop and channel that matches the scoop on the front, so for a moment, it reminds us of a typical Japanese drift car. Then the bonnet area has a simple moniker on the front center and also a scoop on the side where the fender meets the hood.
Karma SC2 indeed reaps a lot of praise thanks to the appearance of its final form is very riveting. The use of charcoal-colored alloy wheels with conventional low profile tires are well suited to brake rotors and calipers that display the end result that is always expected from a car that carries a futuristic theme like this.
Also reported, Karma SC2 has a technology called biometric entry lock from the outside, including fingerprint and facial recognition. Some of these features are also planned to be included in future Karma Automobile production models, for example, the Revero GT 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KARMA AUTOMOTIVE | AUTOBLOG | NETCARSHOW]
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The newest Maserati EV might be using the name of MC20

One of the Italian automotive manufacturers, Maserati announced the name of their latest supercar 'MC20,' which is planned to be launched in May 2020 in Modena, and according to some sources, it will use an electric power train.
The newest Maserati EV might be using the name of MC20 may be launched in May 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38QqfkJ)
As reported by the company's official website, the name of this latest supercar can be described as follows where the MC stands for Maserati Corse. While the number 20 is a supercar production code made in 2020.

In November, Maserati started testing the powertrain for the car on public roads in a test mule. The Italian firm released a series of shots of a camouflaged machine leaving its Modena factory at night
The Maserati MC20 is an evolution of the MC12, and also marks the return of Maserati to the world of race cars that have been in a vacuum since 2004. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38QqfkJ)
It was also mentioned that the MC20 is an evolution of the MC12, and also marks the return of Maserati to the world of race cars that have been in a vacuum since 2004. It says the machine was being used to house a “new powertrain entirely developed and built by Maserati”, that is the first in a new family of engines it is developing
The Maserati MC20 was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38QqfkJ)
Maserati emphasized the presence of MC20 as the company's transition to a new era. But they did not spell out whether the direction of change was towards the era of electric sports cars or not. They also have not revealed the appearance of the new car.
The Maserati MC20 was made with innovative technology and a low environmental impact. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/38QqfkJ)
Furthermore, the MC20 was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and will be built at the Viale Ciro Menotti plant. The company claims the car was made with innovative technology and low environmental impact.
Nevertheless, the Italian automotive company gave a leak that the main production line was carried out at their factory in Modena, Italy, which also accommodated the electric powertrain assembly. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR]
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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bugatti revived its classic car toy with electric motor drive

Most people know Bugatti as a manufacturer that produces millions of dollars worth of supercars that use extra-large engines (16 cylinders with a capacity of 8 liters), such as Chiron or Divo. So in the end it's hard to predict when Bugatti will touch the realm of electric cars like many other car manufacturers do.
500 linited-edition of Bugatti Baby II built for celebrate the brand's 110th anniversary. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SPqzKY)
But uniquely at the Geneva Motor Show last year, they actually have officially unveiled its first electric car. Unfortunately it is not as we all imagined, instead of making an electric version of Chiron or Divo, the mentioned electric car is a reincarnation of Bugatti Baby, a toy car which has undergone many renewal.
Bugatti Baby itself is a functional replica of Bugatti Type 35, the most legendary racing car ever created by Ettore and Jean Bugatti in 1926 as a gift for Rolland, his youngest son's 4th birthday. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SPqzKY)
As quoted from the company official website, the Bugatti Baby itself is a functional replica of Bugatti Type 35, the most legendary racing car ever created by Ettore and Jean Bugatti. At that time (1926), Baby was made in the size of half of Type 35 as a gift for Rolland, his youngest son's 4th birthday, before finally being produced in limited numbers (500 units) from 1927 to 1936.
To celebrate its 110th anniversary in 2019, Bugatti was introducing the smallest member of the Bugatti family: the Baby II. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SPqzKY)
Well, for the Bugatti Baby II that has appeared at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show made to commemorate the company's 110th anniversary last year in limited quantities, ie only 500 units. And the Molsheim-based auto manufacturer in collaboration with the Little Car Company intentionally maintains almost all aspects that make the original Baby look so unique, but not to forget giving it modern touches.
The Bugatti Baby II get a touch of French Racing Blue, but its buyers can order in a variety of other color alternatives. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ulvyJT)
The main differentiator is the engine. Yes, Baby II is purely using an electric motor, with two rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The first battery has a capacity of 1.4 kWh for standard use and the second has a capacity of 2.8 kWh for long distances. And the Molsheim-based auto manufacturer claims Baby II's maximum mileage is more than 30 km.
The Bugatti Baby II was equipped with two batteries that can be used as needed. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39RibjC)
The performance can be adjusted; if the driver was a child, there is a "Child Mode" option, which will produce an output of 1 kW of power with a maximum speed of 20 kph. Furthermore, there is still a choice for "Adult Mode," which will boost its power to 4 kW, with a top speed of 45 kph.
The Bugatti Baby II was sold with prices starting at €30,000 or approx Rp. 450 millions. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39RibjC)
Interestingly, this is not the ultimate capability of Baby II, because Bugatti also provides an optional upgrade package in the form of a "Speed ​​Key" to unlock its true potential (same as Chiron): 10 kW power output, without speed limiter for you who want more power.
If you ask why there is Child Mode and Adult Mode? Yes, unlike the Baby, the Baby II can also be driven by adults, because its size is slightly larger than its classic predecessor and has been enlarged to three-quarters of Type 35 making it possible to be drove by adults.
And the company has been producing it starting in the spring of last year, and sold with prices starting at €30,000 or approx Rp. 450 millions. Are you interested in having one of the Bugatti's limited edition toys? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUGATTI BABY | BUGATTI]
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Saturday, February 22, 2020

One of the most sophisticated performance vehicles of the 21st century

The world's automotive development is increasingly interesting to be noticed. Today which had been entering the 2nd month of 2020 there are a number of major automotive expo events to be held soon in the next view days.

As we all knew, that the automotive expo event is always used by many parties who involve in the world's automotive industries as a place to display everything related to the technologies progress been achieved in the world's automotive, and one of them to be held in this March is the Geneva International Motor Show.
The Czinger 21C is a 3D-printed hybrid hypercar from the US and plans to unveil it at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2tVzG34)
There's good news comes from California, where one of the automotive startup companies in there reportedly will launch its first hypercar figure at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show later.

As quoted from Jalopnik, the figure behind the emergence of the vehicle is Kevin Czinger, who is the same person behind the emergence of the other first 3D-printed high-performance car named the Divergent Blade some times ago.
Kevin Czinger, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Czinger Vehicles in the Divergent Blade. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IefWpD)
And now, through the Czinger Vehicles (that's the name of the automotive company of his-owned), which has a production base outside of Los Angeles plans to launch its first hypercar production named Czinger 21C. Although there are still no detailed technical specifications from the Czinger 21C, it is known that the vehicle was also made using the 3D-Print technology.
The Czinger 21C features a mix of 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf parts and has two seats positioned in tandem. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2HXh46p)
According to him, this vehicle will use a self-developed hybrid drive and is claimed with almost unlimited power delivery. And from the hypercar images currently circulating in cyberspace showing that its driver is sitting in the middle of the cockpit and the space behind which is then fitted with the tandem seat for passengers.
By using a hybrid powertrain that makes 1,250 horsepower, the Czinger 21C able to hit 62 mph in 1.9 seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2V99MEh)
And hypercar drive is seen mounted behind a large glass dome, which is passed by a carbon buffer. The large wing at the rear provides sufficient contact pressure on the rear axle. The wheel has a quick-release key, which is known from motorsport. Ceramic brake systems can also be seen - and are also expected given the expected high-performance data. The exhaust is positioned centrally in the Koenigsegg style giving the sound of a hybrid car. Between the wings and the exhaust, there are LED rear lights that run across the entire width of the vehicle.
Power is delivered via a seven-speed sequential transaxle gearbox that was custom-built by Czinger. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2tVzG34)
Czinger claims that his first vehicle will be "one of the most sophisticated performance vehicles in the 21st century". What could be the explanation of names: 21 and C for Century. But it can also give an indication of performance if 2,100 horsepower. Given the high proportion of carbon fiber and the cost of developing in-house drives. And the company is reportedly building just 80 units, divided between 25 track and 55 road iterations and will cost from the US $1.7m each.
And for those of you who want to see the appearance of the hypercar intact figure, you might have to be a little patient until the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 is started on March 3, 2020, later. See ya!!. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FREENET | JALOPNIK | MOTORAUTHORITY | HYPERBEAST]
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Friday, February 14, 2020

The forerunner electric car of Ford

Echoes of a pure electric powered car sounds like it's crowded in recent years. Moreover, Nissan began selling the Leaf as the world's first mass electric car or because Tesla more "happening" among the actors and actresses of Hollywood, so the attention of the world.
Ford’s electric Comuta Concept had first debuted in Geneve Motor Show 1967. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/1vR8TJY)
Actually, the electric car technology is already there from the 1960s, but its development did not get a good response by the community. The proof, Ford has ever introducing Ford Comuta, as the pure electricity tech two-seater compact concept car in 1967.
Look how small are the size of these two cars of 1967 Ford Comuta battery-powered concept car compared to one normal-sized sedan(PIcture from: http://bit.ly/39sQsWi)
This car is a prototype and equipped with four 12-volt batteries, Comuta able to move as far as 60 km with an average speed of 40 kph in one single charge. It could also be invited to speeding up to 60 kph.

Although still a concept, but the presence of Comuta an authentic proof that electric car technology is not new. Now, a number of automotive manufacturers are still trying to make the technology is proven and reliable.
1967 Ford Comuta Electric Experimental Concept. (PIcture from: http://bit.ly/2OKn5qw)
Interestingly, there is a quote of Leonard Crossland, Managing Director of Ford at the time said, "We hope that electric cars can be started commercially viable within the next 10 years, even though we believe in the type of vehicle will be used primarily for introduction in the city car or car shopping in the countryside."

Crossland continued, "The internal combustion engine (conventional) will still be the key for long-distance travel and driving the automotive industry, but we also believe that electric cars have a role discover the future of human transportation future."
After 10 years introduction of Comuta, as is known, no anything about the development of electric cars. But now, almost all manufacturers vying to prepare the electric car to be sold into the market. As an icon of the automotive industry's development history, two units of Ford Comuta is still tucked neatly at the Science Museum of London, in England. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOCAR | GIZMAG]
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