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Showing posts with label Supercar. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Pagani Imola has sold out before It launching

The automotive world seems to be always excited, this is marked by the number of automotive manufacturers that look like endless to launch new products. And entering 2020 as an example, Pagani, one of the leading Italian automotive manufacturers. Yes, they seem to have not stopped to be creative which then launched a supercar variant called the Pagani Imola.
Pagani Imola plans to debut at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show in March. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vHrtjJ)
The supercar variant's name was inspired by the Imola racing circuit located in Italy. This circuit track is a test site for the development of Pagani's latest supercar variant. And even the Italian manufacturer had ever been uploaded a trial display of this car through its social media account in September last year.
Pagani Imola somehow gets its own model name despite clearly taken the inspiration of its predecessor Huayra. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2SEL64L)
And this latest variant also reportedly included in one of the units that will be displayed by the Italian manufacturer at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 event later. The Italian manufacturer officially gave a leaked specification of the Pagani Imola hypercar that was ready to be brought to the exhibition.
The steering wheel and dashboard view of Pagani Imola. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2V2UIrN)
It is said that the variant model is an upgraded version of the previous model, Pagani Huayra, by resetting the V12 engine from Mercedes Benz with a capacity of 6.0 L with a double turbo device. So this engine is capable of producing bursts of power up to 827 horsepower with 1,100 Nm of torque which is then channeled through a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission system to drive the wheels.
Luxurious genuine leather seats inside the Pagani Imola cabin. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2V2UIrN)
Although there are no official performance figures released by the manufacturer in terms of speed, Pagani Imola is said to be one of the fastest cars that can be driven on the streets. In construction, this supercar uses a monocoque chassis with Carbo-Titanium and Carbo-Triax. And it is also said that Pagani Imola comes with a unique suspension geometry because the damper will be connected to each other through the latest central electronics. In addition to the dampers, central electronics can also handle engines, transmissions, and differentials.
Pagani Imola has a new feature called the 'Smart Gas' system that reduces the shift times while improving performance(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2V2UIrN)
And this is the first supercar made by Pagani that uses the Acquarello Light paint to reduce the car’s weight by 5 kilograms without sacrificing the color’s depth, richness, and shine. Not only that, but the car also uses aluminum, titanium, and chrome-molybdenum steel, so the final weight of this car is recorded at just 1,246 kg. In addition to its lighter weight, this car is also built using more than 770 new components that are made by sophisticated CNC machine tools.
Pagani Imola uses a Mercedes-Benz AMG motor, a roaring 60-degree, 6-liter V12 making that aforementioned 827 hp as well as 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft) of torque. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uYrnE3)
Another leak said this car will have increased acceleration, especially in the replacement of the transmission with the addition of a new system called Smart Gas which is claimed to be able to make this supercar more easier to be controlled. But unfortunately, the new detailed information will be delivered by this Italian company when the world's largest automotive exhibition takes place in March.
Then Pagani Imola will only be assembled as many as five units, with the latest news, all of them have been sold to interested ones now. Although, Pagani sold each unit of this supercar in the price range of €5 million or around Rp.74.1 billion. However, it isn't yet known whether the unit displayed in Geneva later is one of the models that has been sold. We thought this supercar launches decent to be waiting. How's about you? *** [EKA (19022020) | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEW ATLAS | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1 | AUTOBLOG]
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Monday, April 12, 2021

An Aussie hypercar candidate named Giocattolo 'Hyperod' Marcella

As the world's automotive slumped globally, it also affected to the Australia which now has no longer seen as a profitable place for the automotive industry, therefore many of the world's automotive manufacturers such as Ford, GM and Toyota were decided to end their manufacturing operations in those country. But fortunately, there are some local car manufacturers such as Brabham Automotive and another car kit manufacturers kept the car industry still alive in Australia.
The new Aussie hypercar named Giocattolo 'HypeRod' Marcella said to be ready to premiere at the 2022 Peeble Beach Concours d'Elegance. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
Soon, there'll be a newcomer to the automotive industry in the Aussie, namely Giocattolo Motori, a high-performance car company founded by Paul Halstead, the former owner of De Tomaso Australia. Reportedly, the auto company will be launching a new hypercar called the Giocattolo 'HypeRod' Marcella in the next two years which is claimed to have extraordinary power because it uses a W16 engine made by combining a pair of Chevrolet's LS7 V8 engines.
The Giocattolo 'HypeRod' Marcella is basically a mix of the hypercar and hot rod genres, with a stunning look and awesome soundtrack, a low body, high-tech powertrain, analog instruments and inputs, and a visual link to American hot rod history. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
The engine will boast Higgins race heads with a billet alloy bridge tying the two blocks into one and a plate across the back for affixing a custom transfer case. That transfer case's job is to channel the torque from both crankshafts into a single output shaft that interfaces with an Albins-supplied, six-speed sequential transaxle with a limited-slip differential. Most high-tech of all, the whole assembly will serve as a stress-bearing member of the chassis, just like in an F1 car.
The Giocattolo 'HypeRod' Marcella is powered by a W16 engine is made by combining a pair of Chevrolet's LS7 V8 engines. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
"I wanted the power of the Bugatti Veyron but I couldn’t afford to build a bespoke W16 engine, and frankly nor did I have the expertise. Chasing power, I started with an LS7 Chevrolet alloy V8. Supercharging was a possibility and which I was familiar with this tech, having just built one for my wide-bodied Monaro GTO. But the centre of gravity would have been way too high," said Halstead as qouted of Caradvic.com.au.
The Giocattolo 'HypeRod' Marcella is a wild-looking lightweight three seats speedster and claimed to have extraordinary power of 1,400 hp. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
Then he chose another way by combining two LS7 engines mounted side by side by tilting eeach at a 45-degree angle and incorporating dry-sump lubrication. The whole thing was just over one metre wide, that's includes eight central exhausts pipes, the other eight pipes (four per side) would come out flat above the carbon floor. As the result is claimed to be very amazing, because the engine is capable of spraying power up to 1,400 hp and still meets current emission regulations as well.  
The Giocattolo 'HypeRod' Marcella will be produced in America and for the time being the price is still not settled yet but obviously it will be at the rarefied end of a very exclusive market. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
It was also stated that the Marcella will be the first of the new car genre of Halstead called as the "hyperod." It's basically a mix of the hypercar and hot rod genres, with a stunning look and awesome soundtrack, a low body, high-tech powertrain, analog instruments and inputs, and a visual link to American hot rod history. Equally important, to qualify as a hyperod, a mechanical part such as a machine must be visible and exquisite to look at. The kerb weight of the car is estimated to be around 1250kg.

Halstead hopes that Giocattolo Marcella, a wild-looking lightweight three seats speedster, will be ready to premiere at the 2022 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The plan, the hypercar will be produced in America and for the time being the price of Halstead's Hyperod is still not settled yet but obviously it will be at the rarefied end of a very exclusive market. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARADVICE | CARBUZZ ]
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Saturday, April 10, 2021

All-new ferocious V10-engined Italian supercars features an AI-tech driving assistance

If we talk about the Italian supercar manufacturer, chances are that the name of the FV Frangivento will never come out of Your lips. That's no surprised due to many of the automotive enthusiasts may not know the company as one of the Italian supercar makers. However, that didn't stop the Turin-based carmaker to introducing their latest supercar model named the FV Frangivento Sorpasso.
Frangivento Surpasso Stradale was one of two new supercar variants released by the FV Frangivento, a Turin based automotive manufacturer. (Picture from: Autoblog)
In the 2019, the Italian manufacturer had launched a unique supercar with 1,000 horsepower called the Asfane DieciDieci, and two years before, in 2017 the Charlotte electric roadster debuted and offered for the price of $ 1.6 million (Rp.23.2 billion). Now in 2021, the Turin-based automotive manufacturer is launching a new supercar called the Sorpasso is mentioned to have a series of uniqueness and also as the continuation of the previous car models.

Frangivento Surpasso is available in two variants namely, the Stradale and the GTXX. And the consumers who bought the second variant have the right to change the "XX" mark into the specific numbers according to the choice of them.
Frangivento Surpasso Stradale appears in the hermes gray body color with a clean and elegant appeal. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Besides that the buyers of Sorpasso Stradale and GTXX have a special priority to participate in two personal programs called 'Programma Sviluppo' and 'Programma Ego' for 30 days. In which, they can work side by side with the FV Frangivento designers in designing the Surpasso cars according to their own styles and individual tastes.

In appearance, the Sorpasso Stradale is very different through its clean and elegant appeal. This is a show car that was chosen to the presented images on the company press releases, and appears in the hermes gray body color. While the Sorpasso GTXX, on the other hand, features a two-tones body and carries a more aggressive styling due to inspired by the GT3 Group's racing cars.
Frangivento Surpasso Stradale powered by a naturally aspirated V10 Lamborghini's engine to spew the power of 610 horsepower. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Furthermore, although not revealed in the images for the company press releases, both of the Sorpasso supercar cabins are said to be covered in Alcantara, as well as leather made by Turin-based Mario Levi Group  atelier.

The car will also be equipped with an optional Avatar Driving Assistant, which can be used as an intelligent co-driver with human features that can be adjusted by the driver. Those AI's technology system was developed by the Sistemevo which is claimed to have the ability to communicate by using natural language like a personal travel companion.
Those two Sorpasso supercars run on a four-wheel-drive system and are powered by a V10 Lamborghini's engine. The Stradale variant does not use forced induction to produce 610 naturally aspirated horsepower. Meanwhile, the Sorpasso GTXX is supercharged to produce 850 horsepower (634 kilowatts).

Such the power output allows it to accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 kph) in 2.9 seconds, with a top speed recorded at 214 mph (345 kph). However, until now the selling price has not been stated in the company's press releases. However, FV Frangivento said that the fans and collectors have placed their orders and will receive their cars by the end of July 2021. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FV FRANGIVENTO | AUTOBLOG | MOTOR1 ]
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

When the Jaguar was clawed by Raymond Loewy's eccentric designs

We are still discussing the works ever presented for the automotive world in the past by Raymond Loewy, whose also known as the Father of Industrial Design through many of his works in the world's modern industrial. Yes, we have discussed some of his works here, such as the 1941 Loewy Lincoln, the 1957 BMW 507 Loewy Concept, and the 1959 Lancia Loraymo.
1955 Jaguar XK140 Coupe without front bumper as an inhouse study designed by Raymond Loewy and the bodywork built by Boano Carrozzeria. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
Now, we will have a glimpse of one of the British's brand car models, the Jaguar XK140 Coupe, after receiving a touch of the Raymond Loewy's designs. Indeed, there is not much information about the Loewy's Jaguar model was completed in 1955.
1955 Jaguar XK140
The original 1955 Jaguar XK140 Fixed Head Coupe. (Picture from: Driving.ca)
As qouted of Carstyling, the project started when the designer together with his Southbend-based automotive design firm was at the peak of their career and presented works at various the major world's automotive show held in Paris, London and New York.
1955 Jaguar XK140 Coupe without front bumper designed by Raymond Loewy while sat on display at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1955. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
Uniquely, the project was originally commissioned by Ferrari to be undertaken secretly by Loewy Design in order to produce a design study for the Ferrari Europa in 1954. At the time, Loewy was looking for an unbroken line flowing from the hood to the back, along the lines of Virgil Exner's "dart" theme. As a result, the body line was developed before the trim.
1955 Jaguar XK140 Coupe without front bumper as an inhouse study designed by Raymond Loewy and the bodywork built by Boano Carrozzeria. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
The pointy nose gave the Southbend-based auto designers  problems in locating the headlights position, and in designing the grille and bumpers as well. Then they tried to make three or four different grille designs before settling on the final version, ie the chromed grille resembeled the "waterfall" effect one. Soon after that a 1:4 scaled clay model without the front bumper was built in South Bend, and sent to Boano Carrozzeria in Italy for construction of the actual body.
The Jaguar XK140 Coupe after got a few modifications in the 1956 with a new bumper and two foglights in the front. (Picture from: TheAvanti.com)
However, later the news about those projects leaked and was heard by Pininfarina and soon they voiced a complaint to Enzo Ferrari. This put  Ferrari into a dilemma, and then the prancing horse logoed auto manufacturer big boss decided better to part ways with Loewy rather than spoil the relationship with his favorite carrozzeria. And left the halfway and uncompleted car design project, then Loewy decided to proceed it as an in-house design exercise.
The Jaguar XK140 Coupe after got a few modifications in the 1956 shows nice proportions of the right sideview. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
To finish the car design process, Loewy then bought a Jaguar XK140 Coupe (chassis number # 814096) which is considered to have almost similar wheelbase and track as a Ferrari. The Jag was stripped down to leave only the chassis, then the Boano Carrozzeria's bodywork attached upon it. That's not 100 percent fits to its original design, there are a few adjustments have to be made to accommodate the slightly shorter wheelbase and a taller dimension of the XK engine (thus making the hood pop up a little).
The Jaguar XK140 Coupe after got a few modifications in the 1956 with huge window, bumper frames tail light lenses at rear. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
After finished, the car brought to debut at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1955, but it did not attract much attention. At the time, it was displayed without a bumper, due to the designers were still having trouble determining its position and shapes. The car was shown again at the next Paris Auto Salon with some updates before being brought back to New York in the 1956.
Archie Moore who was the then heavyweight champion behind the wheel of the Loewy's Jaguar XK140 in September 1957. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
In 1957, Loewy was persuaded to sell those car to the famous boxer Archie Moore who was the then heavyweight champion. Reportedly, the agreed price was $25,000, which was a real big number at the time (estimated over $200,000 under today's money). According to Jalopnik, the car was destroyed in the fire in 1957, since then it was never seen again.😭 That's too bad.*** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSTYLING.RU | AUTOMOBILIAC | COACHBUILD | JALOPNIK ]
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Friday, March 26, 2021

All-new Touring Aero 3 inspired by Alfa Romeo classic supercars

Not long ago in the 2020, there's a new car model built based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and was launched by an Italian coachbuilder company, the Touring Superleggera. The car was then given the name 'Touring Aero 3' which visually displays the nuances of a modern combination with retro, and not only gives an attractive appearance, but also affects the car's performance.
2020 Touring Aero 3 visually displays the nuances of a modern combination with retro, and not only gives an attractive appearance, but also affects the car's performance. (Picture from: DriveTribe)
If we look for a moment this Milan-based coachbuilder company has indeed been working on various European cars for a long time, due to the company has been around since 1926. Of course the Touring Superleggera has its ups and downs in its business journey, even ceased in 1966, and returned in 2008 under newly different management. The uniqueness of the design that is always carried out has made it often glimpsed by automotive manufacturers, such as Aston Martin, BMW and of course Alfa Romeo to be a partner.
2020 Touring Aero 3 posed along with 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Le Mans Speciale (Touring), its inspiration source. (Picture from: AutoEvolution)
It is said that the Aero 3 is inspired by the race car production lines of the 1930s and 1950s, where each unit takes approximately 5 thousand hours to work on and Touring Superleggera plans to make only 15 units of the car. Although the car is based on the Ferrari F12, the Italian coachbuilder company does not necessarily make its appearance completely change, still the F12 silhouette looks dominant combined with a shape that represents the company's engineering capabilities in the aerodynamics. Indeed, the company often test its car models by using the wind tunnels to get finite performance.
2020 Touring Aero 3's interior covered in red combined with detailed aluminum and carbon fiber trim, and Foglizzo genuine leather. (Picture from: Oto.com)
Judging by the appearance that the Aero 3 looks similar to some of the previous Touring Superleggera models with three separate framed openings. Although overall the Aero 3 looks more trapezoidal. There is one thing that is quite interesting, where the hole in the middle looks like an Alfa Romeo's typical triangular grille design. But it should be knew that this car was developed independently, without any collaboration with those Italian brand mentioned above. Furthermore, the two holes flanking on the sides emphasizes the sporty impression, which functions to flow air into the engine room and accompanied by a channel at the end of the bumper that flows air into the front wheel space.
1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 C52 Disco Volante. (Picture from: Trussty)
1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B Le Mans
Speciale (Touring)
. (Picture from: Carstyling.ru)
While on the car's back has the rounded stern combined with slanted horizontal lights, and the presence of the exhaust holes that wrapped with the square obtuse-angled frames. Those features inspired by the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante, the car first developed in 1952, then updated in 2013 and 2016. Besides that, there's also the most attracted element attached at the rear, namely the massive fin pinned from the middle to the rear then continues until the diffuser which makes it at a glance look like an old car. By the existence of those massive fin feature causes the the rear window to be eliminated, as a replacement then a camera system is installed so that the reverse parking process can be carried out safely and properly. 

To optimize the weight, almost all of those Aero 3's classic-styled body elements are made of carbon fiber, so it could be reduced its weight up to 150 kg but with dimensions 200 mm longer than its Ferrari's donor car. Then those lightweight body is mounted on the aluminum chassis of the F12 owned so with the electrical system as well. And according to Louis de Fabribeckers, Chief Designer for Touring Superleggera, that the natural affix to the tear-shaped cabin does not directly contribute to the ability to flow air, but evokes rememberance of Touring's aerodynamic legacy that has been around since the 1930s to date.
2020 Touring Aero 3 is powered by a Ferrari's wild 6.3 liter V12 engine capable of producing 740 PS of power at 8,250 rpm and 689 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. (Picture from: Oto.com)
Furthermore the car is powered by a Ferrari's wild 6.3 liter V12 engine capable of producing 740 PS of power at 8,250 rpm and 689 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Those engine powers then chanelled through a 7-speed sequential automatic gearbox with paddle shift to drive the car's wheels. Then the the Aero 3's performance claimed is quite impressive, with an acceleration record from zero to 100 kph in 3.1 seconds, and can be driven up to a top speed of 339 kph.
2020 Touring Aero 3's back has the rounded stern combined with slanted horizontal lights, and the presence of the exhaust holes that wrapped with the square obtuse-angled frames. (Picture from: Motor1)
As You can be seen the unit shown in the article, it's look to be painted with Stratosphere Red, is the same color put on the 2013 Disco Volante. While on the side of the car's body, there's is a number of 19, which references to the long-nosed race car number of Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 B LM Coupe Berlinetta Aerodinamica made by Touring Superleggera raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans of the 1938. The same hue also covers the interior, but is combined with detailed aluminum and carbon fiber trim, and Foglizzo genuine leather.
Even though the Aero 3 has been introduced, to date Touring has not disclosed the selling price for each unit. By looking at the car's detailed explaination above, besides that it also can be personalized according to customer desires, offcourse do not expect the car's price is cheap, its possiblity touching 7 digits. Even so, the Milan-based company recently said that three units of the Aero 3 have been sold. So.. Are you interested in becoming the next unit owner? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOMOBILEMAG | CARSTYLING.RU | AUTOEVOLUTION ]
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Remembering of the first BMW supercar concept in the 1970s

Off course the world's car enthusiasts are certainly familiar and understand, if they asked about one of the characteristics of BMW cars. Well, by seeing what is in the front of the car contained the typical grilles kidney shape of the Bavarian automotive manufacturer. But did you know if the car as follows called the BMW E25 Turbo Concept is the current existed BMW supercar ancestor?
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept designed by Paul Bracq and intended to commemorate one of the world's most known sport events, the Summer Olympic Games of 1972 held in Munich, German. (Picture from: Motor1)
Uniquely, there is an exotic part of this concept car that is inspired by the legendary 300 SL Coupe made by its rival manufacturer of the 1950s and is lastly applied and seen attached to the figure of the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. Did you know what the part is?
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept is built on a BMW 2002 modified chassis also powered by a 2,000 cc 4-cylinder engine. (Picture from: FavCars)
The BMW E25 Turbo was made as a concept car intended to commemorate one of the world's most known sport events, the Summer Olympic Games. At the time in the 1972, those major sport event was held in Munich, Germany so the BMW made these concept cars.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept looks futuristic for the public of the 1972, as if it's appeared much too soon before the time it should be. (Picture from: MotorSA)
This concept car is designed by an automotive designer named Paul Bracq, and is built on a BMW 2002 modified chassis also powered by a 2,000 cc 4-cylinder engine which was taken from that BMW's 1970s car model as well. The car's engine able to develop the power up to 276 hp at 7,100 rpm and reached 100 kph from a standstill in 6.6 seconds, while the top speed was 250 kph.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept looks futuristic with its exotic gullwing doors that is inspired by the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe made by its rival manufacturer. (Picture from: BMWBlog)
The car looks futuristic for the public of the 1972, as if it's appeared much too soon before the time it should be aka past its era. As can You see, the car featured with its elegance gullwing doors plus the safety aspects that are equipped with side impact beams, then there's security monitors to monitor braking distances and foam shock absorbers to reduce the car's collision effects installed in the front and rears.
1972 BMW E25 Turbo Concept is very sporty with appearance dominantly in box-shaped design plus the typical dashing appearance of the Bavarian manufacturer. (Picture from: FavCars)
As its gullwing doors are installed really exotically so (reportedly) make other manufacturers (are tempted) and competing to make doors as beautiful as the E25 Turbo. Really? Let's take a look for the exterior, the car is very sporty with appearance dominantly in box-shaped design plus the typical dashing appearance of the Bavarian manufacturer.
Hence the E25 Turbo Concept later also inspire and used on the BMW's first production supercar as well as the first product of BMW's high-performance division, the M Peformance, which was later known as the BMW M1 then followed by the BMW 8 Series E31 in its the first batch also uses its design.
And technically, besides known as the first exotic car models from this Bavarian manufacturer and the E25 Turbo Concept becomes the benchmark for developing sporty products for future generations of BMW car models as well. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTOR1 | BMWBLOG | DRIVETRIBE ]
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