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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Ferrari 296 GTS released as the fourth plug-in hybrid sports car of the Maranello-based auto breeder

~The Fourth~ Recently Ferrari on April 19. 2022 launched a new convertible sports car called the Ferrari 296 GTS which is the fourth plug-in hybrid model, amid efforts by the Maranello-based sports car maker to push for its product electrification strategy. The new sports car follows three of Ferrari's previous hybrid models that went into the company's production lines such the Ferrari SF 90 Stradale of the 2019, its convertible version called the Ferrari SF90 Spider in 2020, and the Ferrari 296 GTB last year.
Ferrari's new 296 GTS (on the right) and 296 GTS Assetto Fiorano (on the left) sport cars are pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on April 19, 2022. (Picture from: Reuters)
As quoted of Reuters, the Ferrari 296 GTS is the latest convertible sportscar equipped with a retractable hard top that could be stored in a special compartment in front of the engine. According to the official report, it's only takes about 1.4 seconds to go up or down its hard top. In raising and lowering the roof, the car does not need to stop because this system can work even though the car is traveling at a speed of 28 mph.
The new Ferrari 296 GTS sport car is built based on aluminum chassis and powered by a 819 hp (830 PS) hybrid-assisted 3.0-liter V6 engine. (Picture from: GoOto)
"Its top speed exceeds 330 kph," Ferrari wrote in a statement. This latest Prancing Horse logoed sports car is powered by a V6 turbo engine coupled with a 122 KW electric motor to produce a total power of 830 horsepower with 740 Nm of torque. All those power is sent to the rear wheels only through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, so it could made this hybrid car to accelerate from 0-100 kph only in 2.9 seconds.
The new Ferrari 296 GTS sport car gets an eManettino switch alongside the traditional steering-wheel mounted Manettino control, with four selectable positions. (Picture from: Carscoops)
You may be wondering, so far Ferrari's road cars are usually powered by more powerful engines like a V8 or V12, but why is it that the V6 has been fitted to its newest sports car? It seems that the Italian premium automaker is trying to fulfill its commitment to reduce the share of cars equipped with V12 engines because they are considered highly polluting in its production.
The new Ferrari 296 GTS Assetto Fiorano sport car is described as the tough and track-oriented package similar to one available in the coupe version as well. (Picture from: GearRice)
The first shipments of this new model will start from Europe in early 2023 but the price has not been disclosed (estimated that it would be sold for €300 thousand or around Rp. 4.6 billion).
Another new model is planned for release in the coming months, the Ferrari's highly-anticipated SUV variants named Purosangue (means Thoroughbred). The vehicle will be Ferrari's first sport utility vehicle (SUV) and take the company into a lucrative segment where direct rivals such as Volkswagen Lamborghini are already present.
A rendered image by @2NCS of the Ferrari's highly-anticipated SUV variants named Purosangue (means Thoroughbred) might be look. (Picture from: INFNews)
"I'm sure (Purosangue) will exceed our customers' expectations," the Ferrari's Chief Executive Officer, Benedetto Vigna said last week. Vigna is known as a veteran of the tech industry whose took over the CEO's chair at last year, with the task of bringing the brand synonymous with roaring combustion engines to a new era of quieter and cleaner electric mobility.
As part of this, Ferrari has promised its first full-electric model by 2025, while Vigna has said that the company will seek a technology partnership. Further details of Ferrari's electrification strategy will be presented by Vigna's first comprehensive business plan on June 16. Let's just wait. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS OSURCES | FERRARI | REUTERS | CARSCOOPS ]
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Monday, April 11, 2022

This is not Mustang, but an electric-powered Aviar R67

~Electrified Muscle Car~ There is almost no automotive fan who does not know the Mustang as one of the legendary American muscle cars made by the Ford Motor Company which has been around since the 1960s. Besides having a distinctive appearance, it is also very powerful, so it's not surprising that many people like it.
The Aviar R67 is a 840 hp electric-powered Mustang likened muscle car and built by a Russian company named Aviar Motors based on the Tesla Model S platform. (Picture from: Hyperbeast)
Talking about the Mustang, in the current context where's the trend of electrification of motorized vehicles booming and has also been followed by many big car manufacturers including Ford. Well, as we all know that the American automaker has also launched a modern version of the electric-powered steed named the Mustang Mach-E. But as good as the Mach-E was, there're many diehard Mustang fans whose might think that isn't a typical American muscle car, but the first fully electric SUV that used the Mustang iconic nameplate.
The Aviar R67 was the first electric muscle car featured with incredible acceleration dynamics and high level of comfort. (Picture from: RobbReport)
This is made some kind of a pretty promising business niche because many Mustang fans who still expect a  typical American muscle car looks to accompany the latest eco-friendly powertrains. It seems this opportunity was seized well by the Russian-based company named Aviar Motors.
The Aviar R67 has a carbon-fiber body to be primarily inspired by the famous 1967 Mustang fastback. (Picture from: GearMoose)
This Russian-based company is currently hard at work on its latest Aviar R67, a fully electric powered muscle car based on the classic Mustang fastback, according to Motor1. But the custom EV’s retro-inspired design isn’t the only reason for excitement, as the unofficial speedster will also be built atop Tesla’s industry-leading Model S platform.
The Aviar R67 was built based on the Tesla Model S including the electrical components, motors and gearbox. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Of its renderings show the car’s brawny, carbon-fiber body to be primarily inspired by the Mustang fastback of 1967. Anyone with even a passing familiarity with the Ford' classic muscle car will notice the pleasing lines, the memorable silhouette and the iconic grille, though the iconic Mustang badge has been replaced by one that displays the Aviar logo. While inside the car, you’ll find a modern leather-covered interior with a distinct retro-futurist vibe. All in all, it’s a beautiful looking vehicle inside and out.
While inside the Aviar R67' cabin, you’ll find a modern leather-covered interior with a distinct retro-futurist vibe. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
What’s under the EV’s hood may be just as impressive. The Tesla platform gives the R67 all the electrical components, motors and gearbox you’d find in the Model S. Though still in the prototype stage, Aviar Motors claims on its website that the car’s two motors, which get their power from a 100 kWh battery, are capable of spewing out a staggering 840 horses.
The all-wheel drive Aviar R67 has an electric motor at each axle and the batteries are mounted beneath the car for weight distribution and a range of 315 miles. (Picture from: GridOto)
All this power has been put too good use, too, as the company says the car can go from zero to 62 mph in just 2.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 mph. The R67'd range is nothing to dismiss either, as Aviar claims it will go 315 miles on single charge. These numbers are almost certainly optimistic, but if the vehicle can even get close, it will be one mighty impressive EV.
Unfortunately, until now there's no release date has been announced for the R67. And for those who can’t wait, there are other electrified Mustang options out there. In addition to Ford’s officially sanctioned crossover, there’s a 536 hp option from Charge Cars that is currently open reservation for similar kind of car. Still, if the thought of more than 800 horses has your tongue wagging, you’ll probably want to wait. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AVIAR MOTORS | MOTOR1 | CHARGE CARS | ROBBREPORT | HYPERBEAST | GEARMOOSE ]
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Friday, April 8, 2022

This is the first Lotus' hyper SUV made in China

~Hyper SUV~ After some time ago  Lotus Cars, the famous British car manufacturer had launched its electric-powered sportscar Evija followed by the birth of Emira known as the company's last petrol-engined sportscar. Recently, the car maker company based in Hethel, Norfolk, England, officially released the first and newest electric SUV, named the Lotus Eletre. At first glance, the unique and cool design actually reminds us for a moment of the SUV made by the Italian manufacturer, Lamborghini Urus.
The birth of the Lotus Eletre marks a new era of Lotus as an EV maker that draws on elements from the Evija electric hypercar and the Emira sports car. (Picture from: Otomotif SIndoNews)
Besides that, it turns out that there is a more interesting fact related to the Lotus Eletre, which states that the world's first hyper electric SUV is actually not purely made by the Lotus's plant in England, due to this latest Lotus Eletre was made in China. Precisely at the Geely factory in Wuhan, China. How come? Of course this is possible, because currently Lotus is one of the automotive brands that has been owned by the Chinese automotive giant Geely Group, just like Volvo, Polestar, and Proton.
The Lotus Eletre electric-powered SUV is built on the basis of the Electric Premium Architecture (EPA) platform. (Picture from: Otomotif SIndoNews)
Although made by China, Lotus Eletre has many amazing things. As quoted of Autoblog, that the Lotus Eletre design is a slick blend of styles adopted from previous Lotus-made sportscars such as the Evija and Emira. And the combined design of both is later presented in a large-sized vehicle, high ground clearance and equipped with advanced technologies to seduce the market.
The Lotus Eletre cabin has a slim gauge cluster and a head-up display provides the driver with relevant info, front passengers get a similar slim display that can display infotainment options. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Even though this electric-powered SUV is made in China, that doesn't mean Lotus really let it go in its design process. Well, the entire design and manufacturing process of the Eletre is still under the control of the British company through Ben Payne, Head of Design at Lotus Tech Creative Centre. No wonder when you look at the final result, where for a production car, the Lotus Eletre looks almost like a concept car. 
The Lotus Eletre interior comes in four- or five-seat configurations, so the customers will just have to adjust their choices according to their driving style preferences. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The reason is that various futuristic elements are still perfectly installed in the Lotus' premium SUV. For example, the camera system instead of car mirrors, then there is the face detection feature inside the cabin, to a LIDAR Scanner mounted on the roof. Besides that, the Lotus Eletre itself is offered in two seat configurations, 4 and 5 seats. So consumers will just have to adjust their choices according to their driving style preferences.
Lotus isn't ready to divulge specific battery capacity, only told is the pack is more than 100 kWh and output starts at 600 horsepower all-wheel-drive, with a motor on each axle. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Furthermore, the Lotus Eletre electric car is built on the basis of the Electric Premium Architecture (EPA) platform and Lotus isn't ready to divulge the weight of this premium SUV and also specific battery capacity at the time of its official launch, only told is the pack is more than 100 kWh and output starts at 600 horsepower all-wheel-drive, with a motor on each axle.
The Lotus Eletre's rear featured with its Lotus script and full-width light bar fading into triangular intakes along the sides, clearly comes from the sports cars. (Picture from: Autoblog)
The car's acceleration from rest to 100 kph is claimed to only take less than 3.0 seconds with a top speed that can be achieved is 260 kph. The British car manufacturer also says that the battery capacity installed in the Eletre is over 100 kWh, and this allows the WLTP range to be estimated at around 600 kilometers and capable of replenish two-thirds of its battery in 20 minutes at a 350 kW fast charger device, and by such a power capacity allowing the car to drive range up to 400 kilometers.
Besides that, there is also advanced technology that is also installed on this Lotus SUV. One of them is autonomous technology that uses LIDAR. Thanks to this technology, the car owners can call the car to come by itself from its parking lots to where the owner is waiting. All of this is done through an application installed on the car owner's smartphone.

It is planned that the Eletre will be sold in China and the UK in the next 2023. After that, other countries will be got turn to have the car in 2024. Until now, Lotus has not revealed the price of its Eletre electric SUV which is predicted to be a strong competitor to the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX and Alfa Romeo Tonale. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOTUS CARS | CARANDDRIVER | AUTOBLOG ]
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Monday, April 4, 2022

GLM-G4, Japan's first electric supercar

~The 1st Jap EV~ In response to the trend of world electric cars with an American brand, Tesla dominates the market. They already have three models: Model S, Model X and Model 3. In the future, this Elon Musk-owned company will also have a Y-model.
GLM-G4, the Japan's first electric supercar at 2016 Paris Auto Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3nSna)
There is a Japanese automotive company based in Kyoto named GLM founded in 2010. Reportedly, one of the company founders is Japanese imperial noble and son-in-law of Vice President of the Japanese electronic giants Sony.

And in 2017, Hong Kong tycoon named Li Ka-shing, and two other investors have bought GLM's shares. And in the same year, GLM launched its new car called GLM-G4 and will begin mass production in 2019. Besides that, this car is recorded as the first electric supercar in Japan.
Front three quarter view of GLM-G4 electric supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
As the next generation electric supercar that follows the Tomikara ZZ models, the GLM G4 has released a concept model for the first time at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. With a coupe-style car with four doors and seats, adopting the 'Scissor' door-type on the front and rear. Maintaining the roof line of a supercar, four people will certainly enjoy it comfortably.
Top view of GLM-G4 electric supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
The power unit is armed with two 'Multi Sarienzi Power Package' motors with high output and efficiency on the front and rear. The maximum power that can be produced is 540 ps and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm.
Interior view of GLM-G4 electric supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
In addition, each motor has a control technology that applies to the back power of the tires, while adjusting the road surface conditions, and maximizing power while running. The accelerator from 0-100 kph in 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 250 kph, and the distance is 400 km for a single battery charges.
Rear-left side view of 2017 GLM-G4 with all its 'scissor' door type opened. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
The estimated price of GLM G4 is ¥40 million, equivalent to Rp.4.7 billion. The manufacturer targets sales of 1,000 units and will develop businesses with a target of selling ¥40 billion on this model. There are also plans to sell it in Europe, Hong Kong, the Middle East and China.
For that, the GLM has increased development for mass production by 2019 and currently they have collaborated with partners to develop machines dedicated to the G4 and the latest electronic control devices. *** [EKA [12082018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GLM ]
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Sunday, March 20, 2022

The first unit of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in the US

~Exotic EV~ In the automotive world, giving a unique touch to motorized vehicles have certainly become a common thing to do for many owners. Usually they start by applying distinctive exterior and different than others, then continues to provide a finishing touch with exotic colors. In this case, many of them whose use a purple color to make people automatically allured and attracted to look at the cars with an amazement feeling, moreover if those exotic vehicle is the newest kind of super cars.
The first unit of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in the US under a touch of exotic purple color called “Ocean Song Rose,” and owned by Michael Fux. (Picture from: AirTransport)
This is also done by Michael Fux, a world's famous car collector onto one of his newest car collections. As quoted from the RobbReport page, recently he commissioned a new Hispano-Suiza Carmen Boulogne under a touch of exotic purple color. And the car reportedly besides being the first electric vehicle owned by those American entrepreneur who known to own over 160 four-wheeled vehicle collections in a touch of flashy colors, the car is also the first Boulogne to hit US soil.
The first unit of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne in the US is handed over by the automaker to the owner at the 2022 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. (Picture from: GoOto)
The eye-catching electric hypercar was exclusively presented to Fux by Hispano Suiza at the 2022 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance some time ago. Related to the event, in a statement, the Hispano Suiza's Chairman Miguel Suqué Mateu said, "We are very proud to deliver this unique version of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne to our first client in the United States, and doing so on the occasion of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance allows us to show the world, and especially the American market, what Hispano Suiza can achieve."
The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne featured with ultra-smooth polished unique aluminum wheels to match with its 'Ocean Song Rose' carbon fiber bodywork. (Picture from: GoOto)
For your info, the Boulogne is the quicker, more powerful successor to the Spanish-made Carmen EV which was first released in 2019. It is said to be faster and more powerful, as the Boulogne electric hypercar which debuted in 2020 is powered by four electric motors that are claimed capable of churning out a power of 1,114 hp. 
The Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne is powered by four electric motors that are claimed capable of churning out a power of 1,114 hp. (Picture from: GoOto)
As quoted by TopGear, Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne's electric system consisted of 80 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion-polymer battery packages. The company estimates the Boulogne could be run as far as more than 249 miles (400 kilometers) on a fully-charged battery.
The interior of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne is mostly upholstered by 'Birkigt White' genuine leather, but in some parts of the cabin there's a touch of 'Ocean Song Rose' as well. (Picture from: GoOto)
Fux's bespoke car was specially crafted by the Hispano Suiza team in Barcelona for months to meet the owner’s particular proclivities. The carbon fiber bodywork is finished in a unique purple called “Ocean Song Rose,” as it was inspired by Fux's favorite flower color of the same name. Even Fux had sent one such rose to the design department so they could accurately reproduce the hue as we could be seen on the hypercar today.
The Spanish automaker planned to build only 5 units of the Hispano Suiza Carmen Boulogne, besides 19 units of the standard Carmen model. (Picture from: OzoneLoverz)
The bespoke electric hypercar is appeared with a gleaming exterior that looks contrasted with "Birkigt White" accents and a high-gloss black grille decorated with the Hispano Suiza logo. Even this Boulogne electric hypercar is looks more attractive with four polished unique aluminum wheels. Meanwhile, the cabin is covered in matching "Birkigt White" genuine leather (including in steering wheel, dashboard, seats, and door panels) and has the model name embroidered on the headrests.
The Spanish car manufacturer planned to make 19 standard Carmen units and 5 units in the Boulogne specifications. When it was first released by 2020, the price of the Boulogne model was reported starting from €1.65 million (approx Rp.26 billion), but unfortunately there was no other information from the Spanish company, whether those price numbers includes customization as it has been done in Michael Fux car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HISPANO SUIZA | ROBBREPORT | ID.MOTOR1 | TOPGEAR ]
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Friday, March 18, 2022

Here's a beautiful supercar with desert conquering abilities

~Desert Raid~ Still talking about the supercar concept made by GFG Style, after some time ago we've been discussed about those Italian auto design company's newest roadster named GFG Style Bandini Dora. For your info, GFG Style is an automotive design house based in Moncalieri, Turin and founded in 2015 by the world's famous automotive designer Giorgetto Giugiaro together with his son Fabrizio.
The GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid is intended to design by GFG Style for a rough-terrain vehicle which is built based on the Vision 2030 Concept. (Picture from: Carscoops)
As we all knew, The maestro, Giorgetto Giugiaro is also known to have previously founded the world' famous auto design agency called Italdesign Giugiaro which has now been acquired by the Lamborghini (under Volkswagen Group). And in his today work along with GFG Style, that the maestro has previously launched the GFG Style Vision 2030 Concept, then there are two other electric supercar models such as the Kangaroo and Sibylla.
The GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid built by GFG Style and carries the appearance of a 2-door supercar design with high ground clearance. (Picture from: It.Motor1)
Well, on this occasion it was the turn of a unique super four-wheeled vehicle called GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid which is said to have the ability to conquer desert terrain at speeds of up to 250 kph. This unique car carries the appearance of a 2-door supercar design with high ground clearance. So no wonder, if you look closely, the GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid (referred to as Desert Raid) looks more like a super SUV than a supercar.
The GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid has a length of 4,770 mm, a width of 2,120 mm and a height of 1,360 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,830 mm and a ground clearance of 240 mm. (Picture from: GFG Style)
This off-road capability super SUV has a length of 4,770 mm, a width of 2,120 mm and a height of 1,360 mm, with a wheelbase of 2,830 mm and a ground clearance of 240 mm. Indeed the super SUV is intended to design by GFG Style for a rough-terrain vehicle which is built based on the Vision 2030 Concept.
Inside the cabin of the GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid has a genuine leather and carbon fiber interior completed by the modern style streering wheel and digitally control panels on dashboard. (Picture from: Hotcars)
So if we look the exterior at first glance it's similar to the off-road supercar concept that was launched in 2019, but Desert Raid has a wider body, higher ground clearance, a larger trunk so that it can accommodate an exposed spare-tire. In addition, Desert Raid is also wore four off-road tires wrapped in 20 inches sized smaller wheels and equipped with additional mudguards, which are made from carbon fiber.
The GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid is powered by an electric motor with 510 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque coupled with 90 kWh battery packages. (Picture from: MotoriOnline)
The GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid is equipped with an electric motor with 510 horsepower and 680 Nm of torque. The power is transmitted to all four wheels, so that it can make the car accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 3.8 seconds, and reach a maximum speed of 250 kph. Furthermore, GFG Style also mentioned that this super SUV is also equipped with a 90 kWh battery, thus making Desert Raid able to cover a maximum distance of up to 450 km in a single fully charges.
The GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid's power is transmitted to all four wheels, so that can make the car accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 3.8 seconds, and reach a maximum speed of 250 kph. (Picture from: Hotcars)
While for its cabin, the GFG Style Vision 2030 Desert Raid has a genuine leather and carbon fiber interior. The dashboard has a digital screen integrated with the image display received from 2 rear cameras. Besides that there's also a large infotainment screen is vertically placed in the center consol.
Originally, this unique car was going to make its debut at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, but then the world's automotive expo was canceled due to the pandemic situation. However, GFG Style continues to launch this off-road supercar by online on March, 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GFG STYLE | ELECTRICCARNEWS | CARSCOOPS | AUTOBLOG | HOTCARS | MOTOR1 ]
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