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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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Friday, November 2, 2018

This MINI version promising "racing without compromise"

For those of you probably already know the figure of this little car. Yes, this iconic car is very familiar with Mr. Bean (a funny and silly character played perfectly by Rowan Atkinson) in a television series of the same name. But if you think that this car always runs slowly, then you are wrong.
MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qqhMQG)
Yes, truely MINI has launched a special edition of John Cooper Works (JCW) for racing tracks such as touring racing. Even the British manufacturer has also introduced a concept car touted as an environmentally friendly vehicle, with a very attractive appearance and was named the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.
Front view of MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DhyOJb)
Overall, the MINI JCW GP Concept was inspired by the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally racing event. The appearance of this car is almost entirely equipped with black color. Then as a sweetener and giving an aggressive impression, some parts are given red accents.
Interior view of MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2P4Qder)
It's wider and lower than the regular John Cooper Works Hardtop, with a gaping mouth up front, massive air intakes, new side skirts, a huge diffuser, and a wing that could easily have been pulled off a World Rally Championship car.
Left side view of MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DhyOJb)
An aggressive appearance is also shown from the front fascia design that uses a honeycomb model grill and a large splitter. Then the appearance looks more sporty thanks to the hood scoop, front fender, and 19-inch cross rims. The most unique design is in the side mirrors and side skirts made of carbon fiber. The rear fender is also made very large plus the wings are also no less large to improve the aerodynamic side.
Rear side view of MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2P4Qder)
Since this car is inspired by the world of racing, a number of additional components also occur on the inside. Starting from the aluminum built-in roll cage and two seats with five-point racing harnesses and not a lot else. A head-up display helps the driver keep their eyes on the road, while paddle shifters let your hands stay on the wheel.
Rear view of MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2DhyOJb)
Unfortunately, MINI is still reluctant to reveal the details of the engine under the hood of this car. But they promise that this car will be very fun when driving. The last MINI GP was only slightly more powerful than the John Cooper Works version, instead focusing more on improved handling. Based on what MINI's executives have said about the GP concept, this one will be no different.
Adrian van Hooydonk, senior vice president of BMW Group Design, claims that the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept has a MINI design feature and that it is very attractive and sporty, complete with an amazing performance. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG | CARVAGANZA | MOTORTREND]
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Monday, October 26, 2015

A unique MINI-bodied Range Rover

Sometimes, you have go deep down to the corners of cyberspace to find the sort of contraptions that are special, such as a modified car by mixing a few cars of different brands. The Frankenstein car we are discuss in here serves as a perfect example of this.
A unique MINI-bodied Range Rover. (Picture from: http://ebay.eu/1XsTf6D)
As we know, MINI is synonymous with little body, now turned into an SUV with high ground clearance and ready to be invited accross the off-road terain. This modified car is somewhat unique, because tiny MINI looks instantly changed when using the Range Rover's platform.
Right side view of MINI-bodied Range Rover. (Picture from: http://ebay.eu/1XsTf6D)
This is a Mini that uses the carmaker's Mayfair edition flavor, while the Land Rover underpinnings mean the vehicle has genuine offroading abilities. As a result, the MINI became an off-road beast. To make this kind, the chassis has been cut down in order to fit the MINI clothes of the vehicle, while the floorpan is a custom job, one that seems to have taken quite a bit of work to complete.
Rear side view of MINI-bodied Range Rover. (Picture from: http://ebay.eu/1XsTf6D)
This modification also change the machine that was carried by the car into a 3.9 liter V8 engine along with the automatic transmission. Well, for those who want to have this yellow MINI beast, the car now is being sold on Ebay. This car is expected to be sold at £7,900 or €10,980 or $12,100. Let's find out on eBay site now, before too late! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | EBAY | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Monday, June 8, 2015

MINI in a vicious-frog body kit

Given the touches in every project modification is no fixed rule. All are free, in accordance creativity also financial ability of course.

Liberty Walk, a Japan auto modifications workshop could be a reference for you owners of the iconic British compact car. Yes, the MINI Cooper has radically altered both cosmetic aspect to the legs to make it looks at first glance resembles a super-frog.
MINI with Liberty Walk wide body kit. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Bl9Lcp)
However, this display is only a model of the body kit application provided by the company from the Rising Sun Country. However, there is nothing wrong, if you are interested in a package of modifications to the Mini Cooper.
Rear side view of MINI with Liberty Walk wide body kit. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Bl9Lcp)
To create the MINI Cooper look different from the others, Liberty Walk provides a body kit made of plastic and carbon fiber. For the price, can be obtained by reaching US. $6,100 for plastic and US. $7,500 for carbon fiber.

Practically, this application makes the MINI display more aggressive. Moreover, aspects of aerodynamics also increased with the addition of new air grille and wing at the rear. Are you interested in pimping up your car? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION | LB-PERFORMANCE]
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Big block Chevy powered Smart ForTwo

Limits for modification is difficult to determine. Especially when watching a video uploaded to Youtube by Keith Pufahl. A video recording duration of 1 minute 16 seconds it displays a total creations on the Smart ForTwo with the orientation of the drag race purposed.

Operations are conducted may be a bit "too far", because the Smart ForTwo was born with environmentally friendly concepts. Its exterior design that makes the body curvature almost no angle, were made to prioritize aerodynamics. While the technology in smaller engines for fuel efficiency.
Smart ForTwo gets big-block Chevy V8 engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1ENV6XV)
But that has done much different this time even categorized as extreme. Explained, the position of the previous machine behind now pinned in the front of car. Can be seen from the end of the exhaust which is behind the front tire. The monster power comes from the "big block" Chevrolet V8 engine. Compensate for the change, the car's chassis costomized overhauled in order to become more stronger.
As quoted from Road and Track that published a picture of this Smart ForTwo in "naked" condition. From there visible, the protective frame to protect driver who are in the middle of the car. Smart body role only be "clothes", so it can immediately be removed when not needed.
This video taken during testing in No Limit Raceway in Morocco, Indiana, United States. The time record is still not good, because it continued development. The new record is 12.2 seconds solved on a 402 m straight track. The target in under 10 seconds. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROAD AND TRACK]
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

A tiny MINI-Ninja superbug

An amazing modification is currently become a hot spectacle on video sharing site, YouTube. Yes, there are the MINI Cooper car that perform with an amazing engine sounds, typical of a motorcycle.

Turns out the car was already pinned a Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-R motorcycle engine. After passing through various modifications touches, the small-sized cars and even then transformed into a racing car. As reported by Autoevolution on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
A tiny MINI powered by the Kawasaki Ninja ZX10-R engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1OCkUkr)
Also reported, it is not fully using the machine belongs to Ninja ZX10-R. However, the unnamed modifier was transplanted some parts of the Renault car engine. As a result, the car had a booming sounds and performed with a quite fierce character.

In accordance with its sounds, even this car engine can give off a great power because equipped with abundant torque. But unfortunately, there is no data that says how much power can be produced by the engine.

In order to reinforce the fierce impression, the car then painted with a black color, complete with the installation of roll-cage in its cabin. Also looks increasingly attractive with the use of width tread tire at the rear.

As the info, that the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R engine renowned as a powerful and tough engine, namely 4-stroke engine with four-cylinder configuration and 16 valve DOHC technology that has a capacity of 998 cc.
With compression burning ratio of 13:1, this machine can give a maximum power up to 200 PS at 13,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 112 Nm at 11,500 rpm. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ISC | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Changing the Classic Beetle into a racing car

Being born from a direct order given by Adolf Hitler to automotive genius Ferdinand Porsche as Germany's 'people car' has been around from the '30s, the Beetle is one of the industry's most loved cars.
Alpera Tulpar is a 500 hp monster beetle with retro-looks. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KoWDsf)
An eccentric modification performed by Alpera Motors home modifications on the classic 1974 VW Beetle. Therefore, the car dubbed as "the Bavarian bugs" was transformed into a grim-looking race car, complete with ferocious power.

As reported by Autoevolution on Monday, April 27, 2015, a modification car called 'Alpera Tulpar' retains a bit of the classic model, but rich in modern touches. However, in general the car was lumpy looking like the New Beetle.
Left side view of Alpera Tulpar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KoWDsf)
Meanwhile, the most obvious classic impression in the stretches design of "nose" and mated with four rows of vents on the lid of the machine. This car is also more attractive thanks to the MacPherson strut suspension pinned.
Rear view of Alpera Tulpar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1KoWDsf)
Its taillights also appear eccentric thanks to the installation of one-line slanted lights to represent the car speed. Then the body is built with carbon fiber on the top of monocoque frame of which is equipped with several racing elements. Some of these include the diffuser at the rear, air intakes, and a rear wing similar to the cars in Need For Speed ​​games.
But unfortunately, there is no information about the technical specifications of the engine. However, from the information gathered, the car uses a twin-turbo boxer engine which capable of spraying power up to 500 horse power. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ALPERA MOTORS | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Fiat 500 with Ferrari's V8 engine

An Italian car designer, Lazzarini is famous for his crazy ideas in modifying cars, including Alfa Romeo 4C and Fiat 500 with V8 engines sourced from the Ferrari 458 Italia. It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from that last concept, but now Lazzarini says they actually want to build one with investor help.
Lazzarini's crazy idea is a 'Fiat 500' plus 'Ferrari 458 Italia' equals '550 Italia Prototipo Uno'. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JJE0Px)
Lazzarini 550 Italia Prototipo Uno. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JJE0Px)
As reported by Jalopnik on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Lazzarini admit the idea to change the Fiat 500 or he called '550 Italia Prototipo Uno' is a crazy idea. He also explained how the changes are done if the Fiat 500 was converted into the Ferrari's V8-engined car.
Front-right side view of Lazzarini 550 Italia Prototipo Uno. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JJE0Px)
Left side view of Lazzarini 550 Italia Prototipo Uno on the run. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JJE0Px)
According to him, the engine compartment was emptied. This means that the old machine removed. So even with the seat in the rear. Well, in the former back seat was the position of the Ferrari engine was installed.
Rear close view of Lazzarini 550 Italia Prototipo Uno. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JJE0Px)
Rear view of Lazzarini 550 Italia Prototipo Uno. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1JJE0Px)
Not only that. The original wheelbase measuring 230 cm was added about 35 cm, so that the length to 265 cm. Changes also performed on gearbox, transmission, and suspension systems.
However, until now the designer was still not willing to give details of the results of the engine testing. However, it is certain that the Fiat 500 has devastating power. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAZZARINI DESIGN | JALOPNIK]
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

An Austrian Porsche Beetle

Nowadays we can’t toss the term hybrid around without people thinking electric-first rather than one vehicle’s powertrain in another vehicle’s body. Back before Prii and Insights were all the rage, the term hybrids was used to describe a vehicle that received an engine transplant from another vehicle.
Carmaxx Classic's Bugster based on 1973 Volkswagen Beetle chassis with 2000 Porsche Boxster. (Picture from: http://aol.it/1H6otJU)
Left side view of Carmaxx Classic's Bugster. (Picture from: http://aol.it/1H6otJU)
Dashboard view of Carmaxx Classic's Bugster. (Picture from: http://aol.it/1H6otJU)
This combination is possibly one of the most awesome marriages we’ve ever seen. Siegfried Rudolf, owner of CarMaxx out in Austria (not to be mistaken for Carmax in America), combined a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle with a 2000 Porsche Boxster convertible. The result is a slick looking car, despite its age, sporting 18-inch mesh wheels and custom fenders.
Rear side view of Carmaxx Classic's Bugster. (Picture from: http://aol.it/1H6otJU)
From off, the car looks like a nicely restored, slightly modified Bug. Up close, though, the enormous side vents, 18-inch wheels and Porsche dashboard start to hint at this thing's dirty little secret. The car sports custom fenders to properly cover its wider track and wheels, and the whole set up rides on a fully-adjustable suspension.
Now equipped with the mid-engined Porsche Boxster powerplant, the Beetle puts out 270-hp, making it a complete blast to drive we’re sure. It’s also dialed-in with fully adjustable suspension and even sports the complete Porsche dash on the interior. Dropping a classic Beetle shell onto a Porsche Boxster chassis? We dig it. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARMAXX AUTOMOBILE | AUTOBLOG]
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Friday, February 20, 2015

VW Beetle Hotrod

Love of classic style in the automotive world bring a digital work that someday could be a reality. In the hands of an automotive designer from Russia named Mikhail Smolyinof - Solifague Design, a classic Volkswagen Beetle has been transformed into a beautiful hotrod.
Unique figure of Volkswagen Beetle Hotrod by Mikhail Smolyinof-Solifague Design. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1AqzVvYn)
Hotrod distinctive style that tends to take off the car's fender, either the front alone or even all of them, remains a character which Smolyanof want to show. The position of the car roof that most hotrod apply also appear in this 3D work that make it lower than the standard in general.

Let's see another pictures below. (Pictures taken from: http://bit.ly/1AqzVvYn) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Beautiful color combination of metallic green with gold accents that he chose seemed to be able to make this VW alive and real. Classic wheels and rear bumpers with chrome accents complements the appearance. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SOLIFAGUE DESIGN]
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Meet this unique DunBee

Ahead of the Dakar Rally (DR) 2015, as is usually the participants will bring new and sophisticated vehicles to be used in the event. However, one participant named Stéphane Henrard even bring the Volkswagen Beetle named DunBee. The name DunBee came from the words "Dunes" and "Beetle", and the car itself from months of hard work.
Stéphane Henrard's DunBee. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/178zvjS)
Changes were made quite extreme, because the VW Beetle ('VW Kodok' is the term of this car in Indonesia) has been performed with the tougher legs. As it is known that the history of the creation of this 'Iron Frog', one of them to devour the African desert. But not necessarily able to devour the South American desert, which has a different characters. So Henrard doing extreme changes and a bit of force the car's performance, only to make his car to reach the finish line.

"This car made its debut in the Africa race. Although never achieve the best results at the time, but now I am very confident that the car has been very mature to achieve the best results. This car also has proven its performance in several test sessions and will be ready to prove its performance in the Dakar Rally 2015, "said Henrard with optimism.
As an illustration, this car has been following the local competition and was able to finish in the top 10 in several stages. This means that there are real targets that can he pairs before competing in the Dakar Rally 2015.
Stéphane Henrard's DunBee on action. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/178zvjS)
"The main target is able to reach the finish line. Fortunately, this car has a body that is not so large, agile, and looks cute. But many cars that have the ability to do that. But this type of car driving so proud. I think everyone wants try it, "said Henrard.

There are no detailed specifications about the changes made by Henrard. But He is very confident in that way he will get nice results in that competition. Well, we'll wait and see, right! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTO123.COM]
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