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Showing posts with label Supercar. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Coolest Chrysler's supercar ever

~Coolest EVER~ For a bit of nostalgia by featuring article about a row of great supercars that ever made in the 21st century. The world of supercars is dominated by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, McLaren, and so many others – but these are not the only players in the game. You might be surprised to learn that Chrysler, an American automaker also tested the waters of the supercar market in the early of this 2nd millenium.
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve unveiled by the American automaker Chrysler back in the 2004. (Picture from: TopCarRating)
Back in 2004, Chrysler unveiled the ME Four-Twelve supercar, which was not a concept car but a prototype of a car that was slated to be put into production. The car debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, and the Arizona International Auto Show that same year.
Front view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve supercar concept is considered as the most advanced car ever produced by the American automaker. It has a perfect combination of high-power engine, to-die-for looks, and great performance. To begin with something to be said about the looks. To say that the supercar looks great would be just an understatement. If you are a supercar lover and has a fantasy for a supercar style, this one will surely make your jaw drop out of awe.
Interior view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
Amazingly, the ME Four-Twelve supercar's body is made of carbon fiber, no wonder if it was very light. In fact, the carbon fiber and aluminum are the lightweight materials  are widely used to build a supercar concept. It is said that it took less than one year for Chrysler to come up with this such beauty. The supercar's body also completed with chrome-moly sub frames and stylish aluminum crush structures which not only adds to the style quotient, but also resulted into compliance with U.S. federal regulations for crash or impact testing. Overall, a solid supercar, but at the same time looks very stylish thanks to the tons of work that went into the conceptualization.
Right side view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: KorrsKorner)
The interior is surprisingly spacious for a concept car that is only about 45 inches tall. There is a wide enough leg room and there is a large glass roof panels from the windshield to the rear header. The suspension consisting a group control of aluminum double wishbones, stainless steel push-rods, anti-roll bars, and assisted by a power-steering. All openings in the body of the supercar has been optimized to improve thermal performance. The spacious cockpit intelligently designed to accommodate comfortably even a taller people.
The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve is powered by a dynamic ME quad-turbo, V12 engine. (Picture from: TheSupercars.org)
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve supercar powered by a dynamic ME quad-turbo, V-12 engine that lives up to expectations. This kind of engine are taken care of by a high efficiency cooling system to ensures the engine stays cold all the time. The such engine capable produces an incredible 850 horsepower and 850 ft-lbs of torque, which allows it to accellerate from 0 to 60 mph (96.56 kph) in just 2.9 seconds and to 100 mph (160.93 kph) in just 6 seconds! Compare that with the Ferrari Enzo, which takes 3.1 seconds to hit the same speed-numbers!
Rear view of Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
All of that power is delivered to the wheels via a seven-speed Ricardo double-clutch transaxle with Formula One-style paddle shifters mounted on the steering column. Chrysler engineers calculated the top speed of the car to be approximately 399.12 kph or 248 mph (this has not been confirmed in the real-testing), enough to compete with other concept cars in its genre.

At this kind of speed, you would expect the system to double braking efficient. The braking system consists of a large 15-inch brake disc rotors and calipers six- piston mono-block. What this means is you can press the brake comfortably even at very high speed and sports cars will stop screeching. Disc brake rotors are carbon ceramic composite and the calipers are made of aluminum to improve performance.
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve supercar also features many active and passive aerodynamic equipment to give optimum performance at even very high speeds. There were only two ME Four-Twelves were ever built. Today, both cars is on display at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It’s a shame that this brilliant example of engineering and design was never put into production.😭 *** [EKA [16022014] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CHRYSLER | MOTOR TREND]
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Thursday, May 12, 2022

An Italian unique shaped supercar

~Unique ONE~ Perhaps among you, there who have never heard the name of Spada Codatronca TS supercars. This car was introduced for the first time in 2008 by Spada Vetture Sport (SVS), an Italian design studio founded by Paolo Spada (former designer at Smart and Honda) together with his dad Ercole, (former chief designer at Zagato and BMW), and many others.
2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
After a gruesome three months of testing and many more, then they managed to launch their supercar named, the Spada Codatronca TS. Since their upgrade on the TS (Turismo Sportivo), they have upgraded their "converter kit" which lets the user's car with E85 green fuel, which increases their torque and power.
Left side view of 2008 Spada Codatronca TS. (Picture from: Motor1)
The bodywork is made from carbon-fibre, whilst the aluminium chassis features a roll cage, and the car powered with a Chevrolet LS7 V8 engine could spewed the power up to 630 horsepower. No wonder if this car can reach from 0-100 kph in 3.4 seconds and has a maximum speed of 340 kph (211 mph).
Meanwhile inside the cabin has seats and other interior items of Sparco. It also uses Brembo disc brakes all around; 380 mm (15.0 in) discs with eight-piston aluminium calipers at the front, and 355 mm (14.0 in) discs with four-piston alluminium calipers at the rear. 19" OZ alloy wheels are fitted, and shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres; 285/35 R19 at the front, and 345/35 R19 at the rear.
2011 Spada Codatronca Monza. (Picture from: Oto-Detik)
In 2011, Spada Vetture Sport announced that they would be building a convertible version of the Codatronca TS, named the Codatronca Monza. The Monza used a supercharged version of the Codatronca TS' 7-litre V8, and produced a claimed 710 hp and 701 lb-ft of torque.
The Codatronca Monza also featured the Italian Air Force roundel on the sides of the vehicle. Spada claimed that the car could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds, and reach a top speed of 208 mph (335 kph). The Codatronca Monza appeared at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, where a competition version was also announced. (Grote motorfiets van Tegal). *** [EKA [06082016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | SUPERCARS | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Friday, May 6, 2022

How's about the Sesto Elemento?

~Rare ONE~ When Lamborghini introduced their new supercar, Lamborghini Venenoin October 2013, a lot of the world's super-rich people want to have it. This car holds the title as the world's most expensive supercars. Indeed, the famous Italian supercar manufacturer has consistently displays a row of their supercar productions and will undoubtedly make the fans so enthralled by their beauty.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento's name refers to the atomic number of the Carbon element has an atomic number 6 and in Italian called the Sesto Elemento or Sixth Element. (Picture from: Carbuzz)
Until now, a lot of supercars that have been made ​​by Lamborghini, so on this occasion we will try to discuss one of them is the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento as my favorite supercar. This supercar began limited production in early 2013. Its name refers to the atomic number of the Carbon element has an atomic number 6 and in Italian called the Sesto Elemento (or 'Sixth Element').
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2010. (Picture from: Carbuzz)
As reported Carbuzz, on Monday, January 7, 2013, the Sesto Elemento is a supercar that holds the title as one of the most expensive supercars ever produced by Lamborghini at the time. The price tag of this supercar up to 1.5 million euros (approx U.S. $2.046 million or Rp. 24.8 billion). However, although the price is high, the enthusiasm of the world's billionaire was very high. The proof, the car is already sold out long before Lamborghini produce it.
Top view of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2010. However, as the name suggests dimmed along with the presence of the Gallardo and Aventador Roadster. And finally in early 2013 the supercar prototype is manufactured in Lamborghini's factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
Interior view of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. (Picture from: Motorauthority)
This supercar is made in very limited quantities will be produced at only 20 units, each of which uses a sophisticated carbon fiber monocoque structure and body panels made ​​of carbon-reinforced polymer (CRP) materials and no doubt this supercar has a light weight of around 999 kg (2,202 lbs). Remember, the supercar can only be used in the racing circuit..
The Sesto Elemento that produced by Lamborghini is the same car in the concept form. Although the body uses high-tech, but the Sesto Elemento 'only' equipped with an engine that is not entirely new. This supercar uses a V10 engine which is the same as the Gallardo Superleggera. The engine is capable of producing power of 570 hp and just under 400 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from rest to to 100 kph (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds. This supercar can be driven up to a maximum speed of 354 kph (220 mph). *** [EKA [07012014] | FROM PREVIOUS SOURCES | CARBUZZ | AUTOBLOG | CARSCOOPS ]
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Monday, May 2, 2022

A less known German-made supercar named Lotec Sirius

~Less Known ONE~ Previously, we've discussed about one of the monstrous powered cars in the 1990s called Lotec C1000 is made by a German automaker, Lotec GmbH. As we all knew the mentioned German automotive company founded by Kurt Lotterschmid in the 1962.
The Lotec Sirius prototype is built in 2001 by Lotec owner Kurt Lotterschmid and took 3 years to complete. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
By 1969 the firm started producing race cars, and turn their attention in modifying specialized for Porsches in 1975. In addition, the German company is also known as an aftermarket manufacturer for Mercedes-Benz, especially performance parts and aerodynamic components.

It wasn't until 1990 that Lotec made its own car after an United Arab Emirates oil entrepreneur specifically commissioned the firm to build a sports car for him. It was known later as the first car made by those German firm named the Lotec C1000 which was completed and launched in 1995. This car deserves to be called a supercar because it has a power of up to 1,000 hp came out of a Mercedes-Benz V8 engine with a capacity of 5,600 cc.
Inside the Lotec Sirius is featured with standard racing grade bucket seat with 3-points harnessing and circular-styled instrument panel and velour carpet cover are major attractions. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Then only in 2004 Lotec began to make a mass-produced supercar  named Lotec Sirius. As quoted of PistonHeads, the Sirius takes the rounded, homogenous style that inspired the Porsche 928 of the late 1970s and translates it into a mid-engined 21st century supercar. No surprise then that it looks more like a concept car than a run-of-the-mill supercar.
The Lotec Sirius takes the rounded, homogenous style that inspired the Porsche 928 of the late 1970s and translates it into a mid-engined 21st century supercar. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Similar to its predecessor, the Lotec Sirius also has an a low curb weight advantage of only 1,280 kg. It's no wonder, due to the supercar is built around a carbon-fiber tub with tubular steel front and rear subframes, off which the powertrain and suspension are hung. The body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and both front and rear clamshells are hinged to open forwards, while the doors featured with Lamborghini's scissors opened styles.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) is powered by a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine with a capacity of 5,987 cc, this is the same engine used by the Pagani Zonda. (Picture from: GridOto)
As a hyper performance vehicle, the Sirius takes care of standard luxury features like air conditioning and power steering. While inside the car also featured with standard racing grade bucket seat with 3-points harnessing and circular-styled instrument panel and velour carpet cover are major attractions.
The Lotec Sirius re-designed model of 2009 has significant changes than its prototype, as you can see on the sides air intakes and the B pillars look more slooping. (Picture from: WheelsAge)
It was powered by a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine with a capacity of 5,987 cc, this is the same engine used by the Pagani Zonda. By using such an engine, it capable to spit out a maximum power of 1,000 hp under standard conditions, or 1,200 hp when re-tuned.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and the doors featured with Lamborghini's scissors opened styles. (Picture from: GridOto)
So with such a combination of massive power and low curb weight, Lotec claims the maximum speed of the Sirius reaches 400 kph. In 2009, the German company also had ever announced a re-designed version of the Sirius for 2009, that changes some of the body work but retains the same motor and transmission as the previously existed model.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and both front and rear clamshells are hinged to open forwards. (Picture from: BelowTheRadarLogo)
Although it is said that the Lotec Sirius supercar is mass-produced, with limited resources at hand, it would mean a maximum production of four cars a year. So at the time this Lotec's supercar is not exactly going to paint its rivals into a corner.
Until now it is unclear how many units have been officially made and sold. Regarding this, some say that only two Lotec Sirius units were ever produced from 2004 to the present. Does anyone here had heard other infos about this car? Feel free to share with us through the article's comment below.👌 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOTEC | BORNRICH | WIKIPEDIA | WIKIWAND | SUPERCARS.NET | PISTONHEADS ]
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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The 1990s monstrous powered supercar You've never know before

~Extreme ONE~ As many automotive enthusiasts said that the 1990s were a time when many capable concept cars emerged, which were later transformed into actual car figures in the real world. We also talked a lot about the cars that came from the 1990s.
The Lotec C1000 was launched in 1995. (Picture from: Supercars)
And one of them that we will discuss this time, ie the Lotec C1000. This supercar was launched in 1995, and initially owned by an UAE millionaire. And the mentioned above car story began; when there's a wealthy businessman from UAE who want to have the world's fastest road-legal car in 1990 contacted Lotec GmbH, a Germany company known for its Group 6 and Group C race cars to build those kind of car.
Front view of Lotec C1000. (Picture from: Supercars)
So for the C1000 project, he agreed to pay over US. $1 million for design and engineering, while for the constuction it costs over $1.2 million (total production cost was over $2.2 million). In short, this '90s unique monstrous powered car was worked on by the German auto company for almost 4 years ranging from 1991 to 1995. Then related to the name, where the letter of C stands for Carbon fiber, which is used for the supercar's body, so make its weighs only 1,080 kg and the number of 1000 stands for 1000 horsepower.
Right side view of Lotec C1000. (Picture from: TopCarRating)
Furthermore when the car doors opened, its interior furnished with red bright leather shades, complete with three-points seatbelt attached each on two adjustable bucket seats. Then there's a black Alcantara-racing steering wheel while on the dashboard installed few instrument panels, gauges, switches, buttons and a compact-size LCD screen.
The interior is pretty basic, with the LCD screen displaying most of the stats. (Picture from: TopCarRating)
The only one supercar in the world is powered by a 5.6-liter V8 Mercedes-Benz engine coupled with the Garrett twin turbo chargers, so it can give off power to 1,000 hp. Then the monstrous engine power was sent to the rear wheels through a Hewland 6-speed transmission system and and 4 ram AP IMSA racing brakes.
The Lotec C1000 has very impressive performance figures, such as it can be accelerate from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of up to 431 kph (268 mph).
Rear left side view of Lotec C1000. (Picture from: TopCarRating)
According to HotCars, the Lotus C1000’s design was simply wild for its era. It featured an exterior style that was greatly influenced by the science of aeronautics, with a handful of components adopted from sporting race cars. The C1000 is heavily raked, with a relatively low height and an unusual headlamp layout.
As quoted of Motor1, the fascinating two-door coupe was up for grabs in the United States for a cool $650,000. However, that was roughly seven years ago, back when the odometer was showing merely 1,600 miles (2,576 kilometers) on the clock. Does anyone here knows the car's price numbers today? Feel free to share with us through the article's comment below.👌 *** [EKA [26012014] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOTEC | SUPERCARS.NET | TOPCARRATING | MOTOR1 | HOTCARS ]
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Monday, April 25, 2022

Remembering the Mazda Furai supercar

~Unfortunate ONE~ As we all know that there are so many supercars that have been developed by world-renowned manufacturers but over time many of them have disappeared caused by various reasons and made them are not known by the public today. For example, the Japanese supercar concept named the Mazda Furai has gone to ashes due to an unexpected fire accident when used on the track back in the 2013.
The Mazda Furai Concept supercar is inspired by streamers fluttering in the wind. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
Well, on this occasion we will discuss a little about the unfortunate concept car made by Mazda, one of Japan's leading automakers, and was first introduced to the public at the North American International Auto Show 2008 in Detroit, United States. Reportedly, the Mazda Furai supercar was built to celebrate 40th anniversary of Mazda's legendary rotary engine.
Front view of Mazda Furai Concept supercar with opened doors looks very stylish, unique and fierce as well. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
The mentioned above supercar was known as the fifth concept in Mazda's Nagare (flow) series, and designed by Franz von Holzhausen whose said it's supposed to look like streamers fluttering in the wind. So, the Furai name could be interpreted by the 'sound of the wind,' it might be reffered to the twisted lines like the wind are sculpted all over its body, or its engine' roar produces a sound like a strong wind blowing
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The Mazda Furai Concept supercar was known as the fifth concept in Mazda's Nagare (flow) series, and designed by Franz von Holzhausen. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
The exterior of this supercar looks very stylish, unique and fierce as well. It could been seen ranging from the headlights design with slanted design combined with somekind of blue light which surrounds free form lines on each side of the front and sides of the body, and at first glance made the Mazda's supercar looks came from future...
The Mazda Furai Concept supercar is built based on the LMP2 Courage C65 chassis, and powered by the R20B Renesis 3 rotary engine that can generate power of 450 hp (336 kW). (Picture from: MotorTrend)
This supercar had been built based on the LMP2 Courage C65 chassis, and powered by the R20B Renesis 3 rotary engine that can generate power of 450 hp (336 kW). Amazingly the mentioned engine above is specifically designed to use E100 ethanol fuel. Furthermore, to be able to drive this supercar, those abundant engine powers  is channeled to all its wheels through the X-trac 6-speed semi-automatic transmission system.
Currently this Furai supercar is not existed anymore, because it has been burned down to ashes in an unexpexted fire accident while used to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Top Gear, a motoring magazine based in the UK. It is not known exactly how's the fire could burn while the car at the photo shoot session. After the fire off, this supercar looks suffered severe damages. In other words, they’ve ruined it with no mercy.
The early seconds when the fire began to devour the body of the Mazda Furai Concept supercar. (Picture from: TopGear)
As reported by JapeneseNostalgicCar, on Thursday, September 10, 2013 was wrote about the incident in Bentwaters Parks, England and described it such a very sad incident. Many parties feel concerned about this incident, after its debut in 2007, the Furai had disappeared from public view and its whereabouts were unknown. And then in 2013, suddenly it appeared again and burned down into ashes. It's so tragic.
Remnant of the Mazda Furai Concept supercar shortly after burned down. (Picture from: TopGear)
As quoted of Top Gear, the remains of the Furai are gathered up and repatriated to Mazda's Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, California; where it now lies is anyone's guess. For now, as you can see this gorgeous supercar has been really gone with the wind.😢😢 *** [EKA [23122013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAPANESENOSTALGICCAR | TOP GEAR ]
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