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Friday, July 10, 2020

Titania Veltro, one of Franco Scaglione's most inspired designs

After presenting a rarely seen sportscar figure named 1970 Costin Amigo a while ago, and on this occasion we will again present the unique sportscar figure that once existed and perhaps will never be seen again because until today its existence is unknown.😢
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) was shown for the first time at the 48th Salon de Turin in 1966. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BHFr8B)
And the sports car that will be discussed on this occasion is the Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe, the only one sports car prototype ever made in 1966 by an Italian automotive company called Intermeccanica based on a design created by Franco Scaglione, the Italian renowned automotive designer at the time. As an automotive designer, he was very famous at the time, so it is not surprising that many cars in his design work have become legendary car figures to this day.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) also featured longitudinal slots in the hood as air extract(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BHFr8B)
Yes, from Franco Scaglione's magical hand touch had given birth many legendary car designs such as the 1952 Abarth 1500 Biposto Coupe which is the first concept car from a series of the B.A.T. (Berlina Aerodinamica Technica) car models, and then the most beautiful car ever, Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale which made its debut for the first time on August 31, 1967, and many others.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) dubbed as one of Franco Scaglione’s most inspired designs. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BRsLvN)
This one-off prototype of the Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe also known as 'Hairy One', and was shown for the first time at the 48th Salon de Turin in 1966. It appeared very elongated with a diminutive Vanwall-esque air intake, and also featured longitudinal slots in the hood as air extracts. And under its front hood lies a British Ford 106E engine, that made it able to run up to top speed was nevertheless 124 mph.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) used a British Ford 106E engine, that made it able to run up to top speed was nevertheless 124 mph. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BRsLvN)
As quoted in the book titled 'Intermeccanica: The Story of the Prancing Bull' on-page of 66, the Titania Veltro sportscar did teach Franco Scaglione a lot about the emerging science of aerodynamics. Curiously, many automotive experts said that the car was similar to that of another great aerodynamicist, Englishman Frank Costin's Amigo of 1970. Both were aesthetically too long in the wheelbase, neither made it commercially, but both excelled aerodynamically by using production engines.
1966 Titania Veltro GTT 1500 Coupe (Intermeccanica) appeared very elongated with a diminutive Vanwall-esque air intake. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2BHFr8B)
As mentioned before, this car has never been made into a production model by the Italian 'prancing bull' logoed car manufacturer, and sadly until now it is unknown where it is. And once again, strangely, there is not a single note that records and informs when and where this one-of-a-kind sports car was lastly seen.😢 Video below was not about Titania Veltro but another unique car designed by Franco Scaglione.👼
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | INTERMECCANICA.ORG | FRANCOSCAGLIONE.COM | CARSTYLING.RU | COACHBUILD.COM | ALLCARINDEX.COM | WIKIPEDIA | WIKIWAND]
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

A heavyweight wooden Suzuki Jimny

If you often travel out of town, you will usually find miniature cars made of wood that are sold in souvenir shops. However, this is a different matter from miniatures, precisely in Bandung apparently there are some real vehicles that are made of wood. And who was the owner of those wooden bodied vehicles?
The wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' owned by Fawaz Salim of Bandung. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1TMgd)
The owner named Fawaz Salim, a businessman, and owner of a timber company in the city called 'Equator Wood.' When you look at his collection it turns out he has made several vehicles out of wood. In the collection there are Suzuki Jimny LJ80 (in Indonesia, it usually called 'Jimny Jangkrik,' and 'jangkrik' means 'cricket'), then VW 181 or VW Safari, and there is also a wooden body Vespa scooter, etc.
Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' owned by Fawaz Salim made of 'sonokeling' type of wood(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eXC6QZ)
The vehicles mentioned above can really be operated on the road like a vehicle in general. Because they all were built base on the original vehicles, just the body is changed of wood. Fawaz said that for the manufacture of wooden vehicles, it started from his fad and just trial and error.
The wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' needs one and a half years until all is completed at a cost of more than Rp.200 million(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1TMgd)
The wooden-bodied Suzuki Jimny for example, its body is not from plywood, but really made of original wood of 'sonokeling' type from Kalimantan. According to Fawaz, the wood is originated from legal cutting and already has an official permit, due to the wood taken from the trees directly in the forest, so there's should have an official permit from Perum Perhutani (Indonesian Forestry Institutes).
All details and instruments of the Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' are installed and functioning properly. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D1TMgd)
Initially, Fawaz bought the original Suzuki Jimny for Rp.14 million (approx $970). But when the car arrived it turned out that the conditions were not as expected. So then he decided to replace the Suzuki Jimny's body with wood. But because the original body has been wrecked and can not be used as a benchmark. So finally he borrowed a similar car body from one of his colleagues.
The wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80 'Jimny' needs one and a half years until all is completed at a cost of more than Rp.200 million(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eXC6QZ)
In the process of working on the car body, there are interesting things, namely the wooden body making process done by 1 person only. According to him the making of this body is a quite complex process, so there is a possibility the body will not be finished if done by many people. There are many mistakes that can be happened, such as the wooden joints that don't fit, or to pull different the cutting line, and others.
A portion of the wood joint details of the Fawaz Salim's wooden-bodied Suzuki LJ80. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2D5ZCxd)
Meanwhile, to form an intact car, at least 7 people are needed. Where other crews work on wooden bodies, while mechanic crews tidy up the car's legs, machinery, and electrical systems. After the car completed, turn out the use of wood on the car body made its weight increased heavier and according to Fawaz, the weight of this wooden car is around 2 tons in weight.
The weight of this Suzuki Jimny LJ80 increased dramatically after its body was changed to wood(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eXC6QZ)
This was also expressed by crews who participated in the work of this wooden car, they said that if the original body only needed three people to lift the whole body. And if the wooden-bodied needs about eight people, even then only the back. It is estimated that the weight ratio of this wooden car is three times heavier than the original body.
This is possible because the 'sonokeling' wood type used is more hardness than the teak wood, and of course far heavier than a metal plate. According to Fawaz to realize this wooden-bodied Jimny, it takes a time about one and a half years until all is completed at a cost of more than Rp.200 million (approx over more $13,800).

Is there anyone interested in making a vehicle like this?😆 If not. Let's jump here! If you just want to see other wooden vehicles. Or if you have the chance to travel to Bandung, you can see all of those wooden vehicles at Equator Coffee & Gallery*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OTOMOTIFNET.COM
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Vetter Torpedo, a unique HD Sportster-engined scooter

When we return to talking about scooters in their heyday in the 1950s to 1960s, it can be said that most motorcycle manufacturers around the world have tried their luck in making the scooters. How about in the United States? Besides being known as the country of origin of the Cushman scooter which later gave a design inspiration to an Italian designer named Corradino D'Ascanio to create the legendary Vespa scooter for Piaggio back in 1946
2004 Vetter Torpedo, a unique Harley Davidson Sportster-engined scooter created by one of the most legendary American motorcycle designers named Craig Vetter. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Zv0nYg)
This country also has a long history with so many two-wheeled vehicle manufacturers that have been successful until now. Even well-known motorcycle American manufacturers such as Harley Davidson, which is always identical to the large-engined motorcycle figures, had also produced the scooters in 1960-1965 by using only 165cc 2-stroke engine, named the Harley Davidson Topper.
2004 Vetter Torpedo is designed in a distinctive style and color that became a trend in the 1950s such as portholes, tailfin, ribbed bumpers, two-tones colors. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eSHkgZ)
And on this occasion, the scooter to be discussed is an American unique scooter that was built in such a way based on a design created by one of the most legendary American motorcycle designers named Craig Vetter by using a Harley Davidson Sportster engine. This unique scooter named Vetter Torpedo or Defiant was debuted in 2004 after two long years of the development process.
2004 Vetter Torpedo is designed in a distinctive style and color that became a trend in the 1950s such as portholes, tailfin, ribbed bumpers, two-tones colors. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eSHkgZ)
As quoted by CraigVetter.com, this unique scooter design was made since 1977 to provide convenience for the rider and the scooter is designed in a distinctive style and color that became a trend in the 1950s. Yes indeed, there has never been anything like this before. The typical design of the 1950s was clearly attached to this scooter such as portholes, tailfin, ribbed bumpers, two-tones colors.
2004 Vetter Torpedo scooter fiberglass body shell with two-tones colors. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31AvxQw)
The frame of this unique scooter was built by Sandy Kosman and the rest comes from the Harley-Davidson spare parts catalog. When it finished assembling, this scooter has a wheelbase of more than 2,000 mm with a dry weight of about 270 kg. lt.
2004 Vetter Torpedo scooter looked like underneath the fiberglass body shell, it utilized a lot of the Sportster's stock parts, including the fuel tank, which was re-located to a position behind the rider, just under the tail section. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/31AvxQw)
Then what about the Harley Davidson Sportster engine? And where is it mounted? The machine which has a capacity of around 1,638cc (100 cubic inches) is packed in the back under the seat including the fuel tank. The Sportster engine produces a power of 100 horses combined with the centrifugal clutch capable of making the rider's journey enjoyable.
2004 Vetter Torpedo scooter under the bright '56 Chev red and cream paint stood out among the black Harleys and death's head decorations. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VBk27A)
Craig Vetter said, "I had a lot to do with the development of this kind of motorcycle. Today's touring machines are sophisticated and comfortable, but essentially the same kind of motorcycle I designed in 1977! Modern touring cycles are hard to get on and off because you must climb up and throw your leg over all that stuff. Frankly, I'm surprised we put up with this. The bright '56 Chev red and cream paint stood out among the black Harleys and death's head decorations. Nobody was afraid when I rode in."
As quoted by The Kneeslider, the scooter in the picture is a prototype, an example of the kind of bodywork that can be installed on the Defiant. This one had not had the footpegs or strap installed for a passenger but it can carry one. Defiant does not yet sell bodywork, this is kind of a 'roll your own' scooter, they sell the kit which consists of the frame that accepts all of the Sportster parts, the body is then up to you.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CRAIGVETTER.COM | MOTORSPORT.COM | BIGDOGADVENTURES | SCOOTERSOURCESPLACE | THENEWCAFERACERSOCIETY | THE KNEESLIDER]
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Moscow-based garage made a steampunk styled BMW motorcycle concept

As we have seen today that design modifications always succeed in attracting the interest of automotive enthusiasts. Not only because it can bring a design that is more okay and new, even design modifications often provide inspiration for fans. But have you ever imagined if a BMW R NineT was modified in such a way as if it came from the post-apocalyptic era and rode by Mad Max?
This futuristic custom BMW R NineT of Zillers Garage is the ultimate motorcycle for the End of Days and should be ridden by Mad Max. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/38icI63)
The motorbike figure mentioned above can be seen on this unique BMW R NineT figure is built by Mikhail Smolânovym from Zillers Garage who is already known as one of the metal-shaping experts, so that the look of this motorcycle is so fierce.

Indeed, the appearance of the BMW R NineT looks very much different from the original version, which currently has a custom aluminum body with a steampunk, retro-futuristic style, and cafe racer. With almost all parts of the motorcycle covered by a new bodywork, only the wheels and cylinder head of the engine are visible.
This futuristic custom BMW R NineT of Zillers Garage is wrapping a nearly seamless sheet of aluminum over the Beemer’s original form. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/38icI63)
Even the cockpit looks as if it merges with the gas tank, and also only has a tiny speedometer and buttons for the lights. Then for the front, visible on the motorcycle mounted a LED rounded headlight that looks modern in harmony with its new fairing.

While at the rear, the stern of this motorcycle appeared in the café racer style which is made like the wasp's tail and it can be pulled-back as access to the electrical system and USB port.
This futuristic custom BMW R NineT of Zillers Garage is kept the 1,170cc boxer intact but added a custom pie-cut exhaust. (Picture from: https://yhoo.it/38icI63)
Then for the legs, this motorcycle gets a pair of custom rims and air suspension devices. So that when it stopped or being displayed, the bodywork position can be set to be so low that it looks almost touching the ground.

In the engine sector, everything is still in standard condition with a 1,170cc engine which is capable of spitting out 110 horsepower, except for the use of a custom exhaust system with the muffler look sticking-out next to the rear wheels.
As for finishing, the motorcycle is given a silver metal color that gives a solid impression and there is a BMW emblem as its true identity. As a result, the BMW R NineT really changed form as if it were coming from the Mad-Max era. Here's another bike called Krugger BMW K 1600 NURB that (We thought) appeared in the similar style.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | YAHOO SPORT | DRIVEMAGRIDE APART]
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

1930 Henderson classic art-deco custom motorcycle

A fantastic history of a work that is done in earnest and the results are truly amazing like this motorcycle modification work. Yes, this uniquely streamlined classic motorcycle is owned by Frank Westfall of Syracuse, a motorcycle collector and local identity, who was seen happily riding this extraordinary motorcycle around the showgrounds.
1930 Excelsior KJ Henderson custom motorcycle is built based on a design made by Raymond Courtney in 1936. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2NMlRKO)
The art-deco style motorcycle was built on the 1930 Henderson motorcycle and based on a design made by Raymond Courtney in 1936. It powered by an inline four-cylinder of 40 bhp at 4,000rpm, which can be made it run at the top speed of 100 mph (approx 160 kph).
1930 Excelsior KJ Henderson custom motorcycle has appeared in the art-deco style. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2NLd3EM)
The radically streamlined KJ body shell was unlike anything ever done on two wheels. The sleek vehicle had a curved, vertical-bar grille, reminiscent of the Chrysler Airflow, and the rear resembled an Auburn boat-tail speedster. The panels were hand-formed of steel with a power hammer.
1930 Excelsior KJ Henderson custom motorcycle is powered by an inline four-cylinder of 40 bhp at 4,000rpm, which can be made it run at the top speed of 100 mph (approx 160 kph). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2NLd3EM)
As we all know, the Henderson was a defunct marque is owned by a well-known American motorcycle manufacturer named Excelsior Motor Mfg. & Supply Co. While in the 1930s, the motorcycle manufacturer included one of the "Big Three" of American motorcycle companies, along with Harley-Davidson and Indian.

As a marque, Henderson is unfortunately consigned to the annals of history, despite a short-lived attempt to revive it in the late 1990s. As well as, little is known about Raymond Courtney, though his name does pop up again in a 1953 Popular Science article, along with photos of another motorcycle he modded in 1950 with a style evolving along with the times.
1930 Excelsior KJ Henderson custom motorcycle is owned by a collector named Frank Westfall and stored at the Rhinebeck Grand National. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eNgKWo)
And Frank Westfall has obviously spent an incredible amount of time and money meticulously restoring and rebuilding the motorbike to its current gorgeous state. Today the bike is stored at the Rhinebeck Grand National.
And if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this marque, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DRIVE2.RU | BIKEEXIF | CORE77 | AUTO EVOLUTION]
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sleek Farago CF 428 Concept

We are still discussing unique-shaped vehicles. And on this occasion what will be discussed is one of the American unique four-wheeled vehicle concepts. The car, which was launched in the 1969s, has an exterior appearance inspired by the sleek-shaped of spacecraft that was popular at that time and has also inspired many other four-wheeled vehicles.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept by Paul Farago of Carrozzeria Coggiola. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3eLQg7Q)
The Pontiac Farago CF 428 is the result of a styling study for the Pontiac Grand Prix in 1969. This iconic concept car was designed by Paul Farago from Carrozzeria Coggiola. As is known, that Paul Farago is an engineer and automotive designer who is highly respected with a variety of design works that have a significant impact on the world both in Europe and the United States who previously are known to have helped the design of Dual-Ghia.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept captured the 3rd Place win in its category of "American Dream Cars of the 1960s" at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38hfA2X)
This very special Pontiac Farago CF 428 concept car originated from the special request of John DeLorean, who at the time was Head of the Pontiac Motor, a division of General Motors. DeLorean asked Farago to create and build a unique and unusual concept car, which could be used to show and enhance the company's image in the eyes of the automotive world.
1969 Pontiac Farago CF 428 Concept uses a 428 cubic inch V8 engine that is capable of producing power up to 370 BHP (272 kW). (Picture from: https://bit.ly/38hfA2X)
At that time Farago, who had just left Ghia and founded his own coachbuilder company with Sergio Coggiola named Carrozzeria Coggiola, and immediately made this concept car as their company first project. Finally, Farago presented the Pontiac Farago CF 428 concept in 1969. And of the car concept name known that the 'CF' is the abbreviation of 'Coggiola-Farago', while the figures of '428' represented the engine-used.
This rear-wheels drive prototype car is equipped with a 428 cubic inch (7,014 cc) V8 engine that is capable of producing power up to 370 BHP (272 kW). Unfortunately, for the unknown reason, this quite iconic concept of Pontiac Farago is cannot be continued to the production line, and even this prototype was finally kept by Farago before it was transferred to the nephew, Frank Campanale of Michigan. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ | GENERATION HIGH OUTPUT]
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The first F50 replica that could pass on the Venice River

Italy is known to have many traditions, besides making supercars. It turns out that they make some of the best traditional lake boats, plus they are also a cultural and artistic hub of Europe. And on this occasion, we will discuss one of the Italian creations that combining all those elements above and then makes it very unique work.
This unique wooden Ferrari F50 car-shaped boat by Livio De Marchi made over five months in the process. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VdIImy)
The Ferrari brand is one of the many famous brands from Italy that has become iconic for their automotive tradition, it's proved of more than 16 million people joining the Ferrari's fan pages. But due to the selling price of one unit of a Ferrari is fairly expensive so that not everyone can afford it. No wonder so many people dream of owning these Maranello-made supercars.
A wooden Ferrari F50 car-shaped boat running on the surface of the Venice River. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2zWYfj5)
To satisfy the desire to have a sports car, not a few people who conduct experiments even imitate one of the Ferrari car model shapes. If it's in the form of a four-wheeled vehicle, the easiest way to get it is to make a replica by using the base of the Pontiac Fiero or Toyota MR2. But a different thing was done by Livio De Marchi, who made a wooden boat that has a shape resembled the Ferrari F50.
The details of each part of this unique wooden Ferrari F50 car-shaped boat made in detail so that the shape is similar to the original supercar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2VdIImy)
As quoted by Autoevolution, De Marchi spent five months working on it. The time was used to pursue the details of each part of this replica workmanship even made in detail so that the shape is similar to the original vehicle ranging from glass to the iconic Ferrari's prancing horse logo.
1995 Ferrari F50. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1I0qU23)
Unlike the original car that uses a 65-degrees V12 4.7L DOHC engine, the Ferrari F50-shaped boat made by De Marchi uses a Yamaha boat engine capable of carrying it to run along the water surface at medium speed. Thus the 900kg car-shaped boat became the first F50 replica that could pass on the surface of the Venice river.
To all those of you who want a Ferrari but are constrained by its exorbitant price, so the Italian gentleman's way can be an inspiration. Only in five months, his dreamed Ferrari can be owned even if only a wooden Ferrari F50 car-shaped boat. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION
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Friday, June 19, 2020

Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta Concept

Alfa Romeo often collaborates with various designers to make their concept cars, like they did in 2010. To celebrate Alfa Romeo's 100th birthday and Pininfarina's 80th. The two then collaborated to realize a beautiful car named Alfa Romeo Pininfarina 2uettottanta, which was read by duettottanta.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina is debuted at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Y6dfo5)
The 2uettottanta concept car is Pininfarina's vision of how the next generation Alfa spider car should be. Besides that, the 2uettottanta represented the culmination of a long-standing partnership between the two Italian companies and paid tribute to the iconic '60s Duetto roadster.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta is Pininfarina's vision of how the next generation Alfa spider car should be. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Y6dfo5)
How to spell the name of this concept car often causes confusion. The first character is not 2 as it is often considered but the capital letter D as written in the Renaissance. However the name has a meaning: 2 refers to a two-seat configuration, 2uetto for the influence of the classic Alfa Romeo Duetto model and ottanta is '80' in Italian (for how many years Pininfarina has been coming up with such stunners).
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept inside is spacious and comfortable. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Y6mgxA)
This concept car looks beautiful and elegant with the appearance of red bodywork inspired by the typical Alfa Romeo paint. Meanwhile, 2uettottanta has a width of 1,797 mm (70.7 in), length of 4,212.6 mm (165.9 in), the height of 1,280 mm (50.4 in), and has a wheelbase of 2500 mm. And the faces of the 2uettottanta concept, in particular, is not such a dramatic departure from current Alfa Romeo thinking. And from the side, and the rear, the surfaces are smooth, soft, flowing.
Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept, in particular, is not such a dramatic departure from current Alfa Romeo thinking. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Y6mgxA)
This car is equipped with an elongated turbocharged 1,750 cc four-cylinder engine, a power plant that evokes memories of the 1750 Veloce from 1968, one of many versions originating from the famous "Osso di Seppia" (Cuttlefish). Power is sent to the rear wheels via the TCT box. Another little jewel is the new design for the lever of Alfa's DNA adaptive chassis system. 
The Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept won the Car Design Award of the Year for the best car design in 2010 in the concept car category at the Geneva Motor Show. And this concept later inspired the birth of the latest generation of Alfa Romeo Spider for the American and European markets in the future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | CARSTYLING.RU]
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Peek two Vauxhall's rare classic supercars

You certainly remember to the British automotive manufacturer named Vauxhall Motors. Historically, the company is debuted as a maritime equipment manufacturer founded in 1857 by Alexander Wilson. The Luton-based manufacturer began manufacturing cars in 1903. As quoted by Wikipedia, now the company is registered as General Motors UK Limited and is an affiliate of Adam Opel AG, which is equally owned by General Motors (GM).
1970 Vauxhall SRV and 1966 Vauxhall XVR concept cars. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/30sM3Bu)
Of the many cars that have been made by this manufacturer, there are several concept cars that can be said to be very interesting and unique. On this occasion, we will discuss 2 unique concept cars from Vauxhall that were made in the 1960s and 1970s. And, these two historic Vauxhall concepts that have not been seen outside its Luton-based Heritage Centre for nearly two decades.

1. 1966 Vauxhall XVR Concept
The XVR concept shown for the first time at the 1966 Geneva Salon, and the name stands for the eXperimental Vauxhall Research prototype. When it was exhibited, the Vauxhall XVR which had a front fascia resembling a shark's snout inspired by the Mako Shark II concept car, so many consumers were amazed.
1966 Vauxhall XVR Concept has designs inspired by the Mako Shark II XP 830 concept and debuted at the 1966 Geneva Salon(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3dPZqQe)
The XVR was largely the work of David Jones, Vauxhall's charismatic head of design in the 1960s, and included Wayne Cherry, John Taylor, Leo Pruneau, and Judd Holcombe. Besides that the car also featuring gullwing doors, pop-up headlights, and all-independent suspension, and the XVR's unique dash treatment was used to test reaction to ideas they had for the later Firenza model.

There were 3 XVR prototypes were built in total. Where 2 units were glass fiber rolling mockups with no engine, while the rest was a fully functional example with a metal body built by Motor Panels of Coventry. 
1966 Vauxhall XVR Concept is powered by a front-mid mounted 2.0L Slant-4 engine for the power of 100 bhp. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3dPZqQe)
The single fully functional XVR is powered by a front-mid mounted 2.0 L Slant-4 engine producing around 100 bhp (75 kW; 101 PS) and the car was able to reach a top speed of over 100 mph (160 km/h). But unfortunately, this car was never meant to be marketed and its fate stopped as the concept car. 

2. 1970 Vauxhall SRV Concept
This concept was joining the XVR will be another wholly in-house Vauxhall concept. And the radical SRV (Styling Research Vehicle) first shown at the 1970 Earls Court Motor Show. The car has the sleek, imposing shape belies its four-door practicality. This concept was the work of Wayne Cherry, the Vauxhall Chief Designer in the 1970s.
1970 Vauxhall SRV Concept designed by Wayne Cherry and debuted at the 1970 Earls Court Motor Show(Picture from: https://bit.ly/2Yn9jhw)
Although the car appeared to have 2 doors, in fact, it had 4 doors and 4 seats. The car's controls were mounted in the driver’s door. The car concept also featured a transversely mid-mounted engine and the car was constructed in GRP (glass reinforced plastic).
There were many advanced features embedded into it, such as an aerofoil nose, electric self-leveling suspension, and a 'manometer' to measure the air pressure on the car's hull, the SRV illustrated Vauxhall's forward-thinking technology stance that endures to this day. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | AUTOMOBILES REVIEW | CARSTYLING.RU]
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