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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The world's biggest Volkswagen Beetle

Making something unique to be able to look different, still seems to be a powerful weapon for automotive enthusiasts in making an automotive creation. Because basically all of us will always be interested in seeing something unique, eccentric or unusual.
Richard and Scott Tupper of Wicked Concepts has built a Volkswagen Beetle that is 40 percent larger (on the left) than a regular one (on the right). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RFiQgE)
For that many ways can be done, this can be witnessed of the work of one of the American automotive enthusiasts who succeeded in making a replica of the 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible with a size 40 percent larger than the normal size. The big-sized Beetle used a license plate that says 'HUGE BUG,' was built by Richard and Scott Tupper from the Wicked Concepts, an automotive workshop at Gardena, California.

According to the builder, it all started from their automotive craze which then led to the idea to make something different to be displayed at an automotive event so that it can make people amazed while to see it.
The big and the regular. The VW Beetle at right has been made 40 percent bigger than a normal-sized version. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37fvZUa)
This creative work began by scanned digitally the parts of the 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible which was then enlarged 40 percent in size. The builder said, there are 3,514 auto parts that should be made in their metal fabrication workshop. And even the screws are made from scratch because there is no size-matched on the market.

Then the road-legal big VW Beetle was built atop an adjusted chassis of a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck. And its drivetrain uses a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine which is placed on the front. This car is really big with a total weight of around 6,200 lbs (about 2.8 ton), and the hood alone is about 200 lbs (90.72 kg).
Meanwhile, the inside of the car is made as perfect as the exterior, where there is one of the notable features, namely the instrument panels on the dashboard are made according to the original design but not work. Instead, there are digital instrument panels that drop down from behind its big dashboard when the driver starts the engine. And according to the builder, this big-sized VW Beetle can accommodate 10 people at once in the cabin.

In the making process of this big-sized VW Beetle, its materials alone spent about US.$15,000 and now is estimated to be worth $1.25 million. Wow!  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | USA TODAY | STUFF]
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

One-off Lambo Raptor

If you thought the Lamborghini Huracan was as exclusive as Bolognese supercars get, feast your eyes on the Zagato Raptor.
1996 Lamborghini Zagato Raptor Concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1D76Jte)
The one-off concept car unveiled at the 1996 Geneva Motor Show took on the insurmountable task of supplanting the Diablo (on which it's based) on the bedroom walls of enthusiastic children worldwide.

The concept car borrowed its mechanics from the Diablo VT, but while it retained the Lambo's 492-hp V12, in a gesture to insanity it did away with the traction control and ABS. Hera are several pictures of the 1996 Zagato Raptor concept. (All pictures taken from: http://bit.ly/1D76Jte)



The design, which Zagato appears to have echoed with the Spyker C12 concept, features the carrozzeria's signature double-bubble roof that tilts up with the doors not unlike the canopy on Pininfarina's Maserati Birdcage or Giugiaro's Quaranta concepts.
Rear side view of 1996 Lamborghini Zagato Raptor Concept car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1D76Jte)
The Raptor was developed in conjunction with Swiss sledding champion Alain Wicki (yes, he has his own Wikipedia entry), and while public reception was hot, the car was never put into production.
All that remains is this one original show car, and the car was sold to a private collector at Pebble Beach 2003 by the auctioneers at the Blackhawk Collection. Maybe you want to see the latest Lambo car from Zagato, click here. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GERMANCAR4UM]
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Friday, January 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But here’s the rub. Later in 2007, the Italian manufacturer has also stressed that no licence agreement exists to use the Lamborghini marque in South America. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARTHROTTLE]
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Thursday, January 2, 2020

After 18 years, the mysterious F90 was admitted its existence by Ferrari

This is not a new supercar like the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, which was launched in May 2019. As we have seen, this car is the most powerful hybrid supercar ever produced by the prancing horse logoed manufacturer. But it isn't the car that we will discuss at this time, but the figure of another car which has the name similarity is the Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale was built by the renowned Italian coachbuilder, Pininfarina in the 1990s.
1988 Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale built by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SOUB21)
It all started in 1988 when the HH Sultan of Brunei (some said His Highness' youngest brother) came to Pininfarina: he wanted to build six of these unique supercars for his collection. He thought it would be a good idea to design the supercar for him based on the Ferrari Testarossa.

At that time it was also mentioned that the supercar making was classified as a secret project so that Ferrari did not even know about it. In the deepest secrecy, the Italian coachbuilder started working on this project at its based and came in with a car that was somewhat reminiscent of the Pininfarina Ethos Concept.
1988 Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale built by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2u8YjJs)
And in 2005, nearly 18 years after the car was designed, Ferrari admitted that six cars had been built that was bolder than anything they had ever dared to make themselves at the time. And the "F90" name refers to the fact that it will be the Ferrari horse built in the 1990s.
1988 Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale built by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SOUB21)
Technically, the car remains identical to the Testarossa: which uses a 48-valve 4.9-liter flat-12 engine capable of producing up to 396 hp of power and 490 Nm of torque to drive its rear wheels. It looks like the Ferrari F90 is built on the Testarossa's chassis with the numbers of 83096, 86390, 86626, 86784, 87195 and 88171 with the wheels and rearview mirrors position also remain unchanged.

But the similarity ends there: while the radiator position is moved to the front of the car, the interior and exterior are completely designed specifically under the direction of Enrico Fumia, the Pininfarina's head of R&D at that time.
1988 Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale built by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SOUB21)
The most striking is the "Edge design" which runs around the car. Fumia calls it an "elliptical motif" and applies it ranging from the taillights, rear wings, and doors. The roof glass panel is a feature of the Fumia design and can glide on the rear window.

As far as is known after it was finished to build, and F90 has been seen running on the Monaco streets, after which a brief report appeared in the Cavallino, a Ferrari's special magazine. There is also a black and white photo of F90 ​​from Brunei.
1988 Ferrari Testarossa F90 Speciale built by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SOUB21)
What is nice to know is that Fumia has also made the designs of Alfa Romeo GTV and Spider, which show some similarities to the F90 in terms of design. By the way, Enrico also sincerely hopes that one day there's one of the F90 will escape from Brunei's priceless supercar cages, so it can be seen by the world.

Come on, Your Highness, bring the super wheel to the opera venue or something so that decent images or info can be caught to be pleased the eyes of the world's automotive fans. But until today we've only could be satisfied with the images that could be seen in cyberspace such as in this article. Are you wanna see the Ferrari F50 Bolide, another member of the His Highness Sultan of Brunei's golden car cages? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG]
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Meets Zagato malignant powered car with a fierce looks

Zagato is an Italian company that provides services such as consultancy of design and engineering. And Zagato had established cooperation with many renowned automotive companies such as Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, Abarth, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and others.
2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa by Zagato Atelier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAh2Wz)
Back to the year 2010, at the time Zagato revealing a supercar named 'Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa,' after success shows off 'Peugeot RCZ'.
Front view of 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAh2Wz)
The emerging of Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa is based on the anniversary and celebration of 90 years of collaboration between Zagato and Alfa Romeo. The model was commissioned by German Alfa Romeo Zagato collector Martin Kapp while attending an event honoring Zagato - the Zandvoort Tribute.
Left side view of 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAh2Wz)
Then Zagato shows off the Corsa TZ3 for the first time at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2010 in Cernobbio, Italy. As a four-wheeled vehicle that carries the racing car attribute, of course TZ3 Corsa was awarded by a machine that could produce big power but also has nice looks.
Top-rear side view of 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAh2Wz)
The car is designed only for two passengers that uses a 4.2-liter V8 engine and mated to a 6-speed gearbox transmission system. This car is claimed to produce a maximum power of up to 420 hp (313 kW). It is light, with a handmade aluminum body, and weighs in at only 850 kg (1,874 lbs) - marking it as a true racer.
Rearview of 2010 Alfa Romeo TZ3 Corsa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1FAh2Wz)
Four 18-inches alloy wheels pinned in the car to help the performance of the machine and wrapped by proprietary high-quality tires of Pirelli PZero, with different sizes between front and rear wheels, while the front wheels use the 245/645/R18 and 285/645/R18 for the rear.
So with the presence of the legs above helped this car free running on the highway with the acceleration record from 0 to 100 km/h only takes about 3.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of over 300 km/h. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORLDCARFANS]
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

This is the only electric-powered Mustang pony

Radical changes made by Ford in its legendary muscle car, the Ford Mustang. In collaboration with Webasto, Ford displayed a prototype of the electric-powered Ford Mustang called the Ford Mustang Lithium at the 2019 SEMA Show.
This is the only electric-powered Mustang pony built by Ford in collaboration with Webasto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39fuFC9)
It's said that the electric-powered Mustang has an extraordinary power that is equal to 900 hp with torque reaching more than 1,000 ft.lbs. For now, the car is available one unit only. It seems as if it wants to show the electrification process that has been done by Ford till today.

"It's no secret that Ford electrified its popular models. This Mustang prototype provided us and the Webasto the opportunity to show consumers what electricity can do for performance cars they already know and love," Head of Ford Product Development, Hau Thai-Tang said.
Under the hood, which is usually filled with a conventional petrol engine is now swapped with the Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters. All powered by Webasto's 800-volt battery. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39fuFC9)
This electric-powered beast is very flat and sleek, with a carbon-fiber body. Under the hood, which is usually filled with a conventional petrol engine is now replaced with the Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters. All of that is powered by an 800-volt Webasto battery with EVDrive technology, where the battery power is almost 2 times bigger than the electric car batteries available on the market today.
In its black dominant interior is given a touch of blue, signifying an electric car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/39fuFC9)
Besides using a 6-speed manual transmission system, and to support its fierce performance, a number of other additional features were installed on the Mustang Lithium such as the Brembo brake device that is the same as the Shelby GT350R, Ford Performance's Track Handling Pack and strut tower brace, and diffuser.
But in contrast to reality, it turn out was not the figure of an electric-powered muscle car which was later produced by Ford. Well, in the near future, the American automotive giant manufacturer is preparing the figure of the Ford Mustang Mach-E to be released at the end of 2020. 
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the all-new, Mustang-inspired, fully-electric performance utility vehicle with power up to 332 hp and 417 lb.ft of torque capable of running as far as 300 miles. This car is able to accelerate from rest to 60 mph in just 3 seconds.

This is not the first time for this American automotive manufacturer has made a radical change process on the Mustang. In the past, Ford had also ever experimented by swapping its standard engine with the Wankel engine to become its drivetrain. Check here! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FORD | THE DRIVE | MOTOR1]
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Saturday, December 28, 2019

The one-off rotary-powered Mustang pony ever built

One of the radical changes ever made to a legendary American muscle car, the Ford Mustang is to replace its default engine with a rotary engine as its drivetrain. By whom? Does Ford do that? Nobody knows.
Visitors to the National Auto & Truck Museum in Auburn, Indiana, can walk right up to the rotary-powered Mustang and give it a close inspection. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37g3C8i)
It could happen when an American aircraft company named Curtiss-Wright Corporation who had previously signed a joint agreement with NSU, a German automotive company in the 1960s to be able to develop its own version of the Wankel engine, one that was of a high-performance nature specifically engineered for aircraft.

The Wankel engine, or more popularly known as the rotary engine, was first developed by a German engineer named Felix Wankel in the 1920s and receiving a patent in 1929, and coincidentally at that time, Wankel was working at NSU where his engine was developed furthermore.
The fan shroud is almost as long as the rotary engine itself and sits well back in the chassis. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37g3C8i)
In the ensuing years, NSU licensed the Wankel engine design to various car companies around the world, including AMC, Mercedes-Benz, Citroen, General Motors, Nissan, Suzuki, and Toyota, yet it was Mazda that installed the Wankel engine for the RX7 and RX8 cars ranging of 1978 up to 2011.
Notice the V-8 distributor cap with only two spark plug wires fitted. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37g3C8i)
The Wankel's rotary engine concept, based on three-sided rotors spinning on a single shaft, was truly innovative, as it used 98 percent fewer moving components than conventional OHV or OHC combustion engines. Its simplicity of function is truly astounding.
Plenty of documentation is presented alongside the Mustang including the original registration and State of New Jersey Certificate of Ownership. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37g3C8i)
So who actually initiated to install the Wankel engine in the Ford Mustang? Nobody knows. But what is certain is that this red-colored Mustang fastback obtained from dealer Dockery Ford in Morristown, New Jersey, and was registered in the name of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Wright Aeronautical Division on July 28, 1965.

The engine installed in that Mustang is a Curtiss-Wright-designed Twin-Rotor RC2-60 rotary, displacing a mere 240 cubic inches and able to develop power up to 185 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. It weighs only 237 pounds, but its compact length of 18.5-inch made it ideal for small cars; it stands at just 21.5 inches tall. Smaller than a 289 Ford small-block V-8, it fits in the Mustang's engine compartment with plenty of room to spare.
Aside from the single exhaust emanating from the driver’s side, it’s impossible to tell that this rotary-powered Mustang is any different from a standard 1965 Mustang. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37g3C8i)
Like many interesting concepts that go nowhere, the only one of Wankel-powered Mustang was ever built. And according to the placard at the National Auto & Truck Museum where this legendary muscle car was on display until this day, "This project was dismissed when Ford decided not to pursue the Wankel engine." The Mustang was donated to the museum by Steve Estes of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

For the present that has entered the electrified vehicle era, Ford has also been built an electric-powered Mustang pony, wanna see it? Click me... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HEMMINGS | NATMUS]
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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Looking at Avus Quattro, the first Audi-built supercar concept

Having elegant and futuristic shapes are our assessment of today's Audi models. Might be you agree with that, where modern Audi cars have a futuristic look with sharp line drawings combined with high standard details typical of European automotive manufacturers, thus making the mass production cars from one of German's leading automotive manufacturers always look elegant when used on the highways.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept-driven its all wheels by a 6.0-liter W12 engine coupled with the six-speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
Excellence in the matter of design and materials owned by Audi can be ascertained, was begun with a work on sketches which later turns into prototypes of the design team working at Audi's headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany. The prototype is then transformed into a concept car and will usually be introduced to the public first, to see the public response to the model and before it is decided to proceed into the production line or not.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept has stolen the attention of the world's automotive enthusiasts at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show with its beautiful body made of hand-beaten panels. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
On this occasion, we will discuss an Audi concept car from the past which is predicted to have a big hand in developing the design of production cars from Audi that exist today. This R8 precursor shakes with a dummy W12 engine mounted in the middle and wrapped in a low aluminum body.

This concept car was named 'Audi Avus Quatrro,' the concept car was named after a race track in Berlin. The car concept was not only Audi's way of reviewing the use of a W12 engine when combined with an intensively aluminum bodywork construction, but it was also a sign for the future in terms of mid-engined supercars.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept has a very lightweight aluminum bodywork of 1,250 kg (2,755 pounds). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
The concept car that was first introduced to the public at the 1991 Tokyo Motor Show turned out to have stolen the attention of the world's automotive enthusiasts at that time with its beautiful body made of hand-beaten panels, with a thickness of 1.5 mm and left unpainted as a sign that it inspired of the Auto Union race car in early of the 1930s.
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept applied the aluminum-intensive body and exclusive development of Audi Space Frame. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
Thanks to the aluminum-intensive body and exclusive development of Audi Space Frame, the all-wheel-drive Avus Quattro has a very lightweight of 1,250 kg (2,755 pounds). And able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph done in just three seconds before reaching a top speed of 334 kph (210 mph).
1991 Audi Avus Quattro concept able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just three seconds and has a top speed of 334 kph (210 mph). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/35XaHKz)
However, these numbers are only hypothetical performance numbers because the concept car did not actually adopt a 6.0-liter W12 engine with a power of 502 horsepower (374 kilowatts) to drive all of its wheels with a six-speed manual transmission system. Where at that time, the German manufacturer was still developing a car using a twelve-cylinder unit, so that the Avus Quattro concept, in fact, had a dummy machine made of wood and plastic.
The Avus Quattro concept was never destined to go into the production line and there're rumors say Audi even rejected the offers from at least a dozen potential customers even though they were willing to pay as much as $12 million for the road-going version. Today, if you want to check the overall appearance of the Audi Avus Quattro concept, you can find it at Audi's museum in Ingolstadt, Germany. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

A unique VW Beetle made of wood

Back to 2013, a Bosnian pensioner have a unique way to spend time with his favorite car, 1974 VW Beetle. He managed to overhaul almost the entire car body coating with a layer of wood.
Momir Bojic posed with his unique 1974 wooden VW Beetle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yg7RX)
He is 71-year-old man named Momir Bojic does not want to be silent even though he is no longer young. VW Beetle initially usual classic look, add more epic, thanks to his creativity. In fact, he has prepared such a great idea, since 2005.
According to Slavorum some time ago, he had spend more than US $50,000 (Rp.579 million), the dream that he had planned for years proved to be true and looks unique.
Right side view of 1974 wooden VW Beetle by Momir Bojic. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1WETxq7)
Everything from the bonnet to the gearstick was carved in his garden workshop - with help from his wife. The couple also created wooden fittings for the pedals, wheel caps, bumpers, front turn signal lamps, tail-lights, wipers, side mirrors, steering wheel, parcel shelf, dashboard, glovebox lid, clock and even the radio antennae.
Dashboard view of 1974 wooden VW Beetle by Momir Bojic. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yg7RX)
The car features thousands of thumbnail-sized, finely sliced sections of oak designed to replicate the commonly seen wooden-tiled roofs in Bojic's homeland. Each tile involved 23 separate procedures, including cutting, chamfering, beveling, drilling and smoothing, before they could be applied to the vehicle.
Engine view of 1974 wooden VW Beetle by Momir Bojic. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Yg7RX)
The level of detail was so much attention until the wooden parts enveloped entire body of the car including the hood, wipers, console, steering wheel and dashboard. Not to forget he also drive it wearing a hat that matching with the car's color.
Top rear view of 1974 wooden VW Beetle by Momir Bojic. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1WETxq7)
The car is perfectly roadworthy, and Mr Bojić says its draws crowds wherever it goes. Maybe golden years aren’t so bad, it makes people forget profit and makes them do what they love! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VTIBET | SLAVORUM]
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