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Showing posts with label Supercar. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Mosler plus Noble supercars evolved into the Rossion Q1

~Forgotten ONE~ At least before we had ever known a series of supercars made by the American manufacturer Mosler Automotive such as the Mosler MT900S Photon, and many other cars. Well, it's been so long we've never heard again about anything new from the Florida-based automaker, so it's only natural to think that the company had disappeared such many other small sports car manufacturers ever been in the past.
The Rossion Q1 is claimed to be the highest level achievement of driving performance combined with a touch of luxury that is usually forgotten for a kind such of cars. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
As quoted of CarAndDriver, after more than a quarter century of building wickedly fast automobiles, Warren Mosler has sold off the assets of his company to RP High Performance another startup in 2013, which has also previously purchased Noble Automotive's exclusive production rights to manufacture the M12 and M400 sports cars in the United States under different names in last February 2007.
The Rossion Q1's bodywork built on a lightweight body frame so that the car's total weight is under 1,250 kg. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
This new American-based company is a joint venture of two entrepreneurs named Dean Rosen and Ian Grunes, whose imported the South African–built Noble chassis, then mashing their names together became the Rossion (pronounced ROSS-e-yon) marque. Besides it has exclusive production rights of Noble Automotive, the new company plans to use Mosler's expertise in composites and lightweight construction to aid production of its first company's model called the Rossion Q1 and add additional models in the future.
The Rossion Q1 has a number of mainstay features including a satellite navigation system, power mirrors, luxurious handcrafted interior lining and a high quality sound system. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
The company's first car-made was built at its own facility in Cincinnati, Ohio, and introduced it in July 2007. The Rossion Q1 built based on the platforms of the Noble M12 and M400 combined with a dramatic design and comfortable interior to produce an alluring supercar to drive either on the road or on the racing track.
The Rossion Q1 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 Ford drivetrain which has power of 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
For this reason, the automaker applies a lightweight body frame so that the car's total weight is under 1,250 kg. Off course this makes its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 Ford drivetrain which has power of 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque capable of catapulting it from rest to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, and then this car can achieve a top speed of 185 mph. 
The Rossion Q1 is capabled to accelerate  from rest to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds, then can achieve a top speed of 185 mph. (Picture from: CarAndDriver)
The company claimed that the Rossion Q1 is the highest level achievement of driving performance combined with a touch of luxury that is usually forgotten for a kind such of cars. Furthermore, this Rossion's sportscar is made for automotive lovers who want a car with optimal performance and a world-class driving experience with a number of mainstay features including a satellite navigation system, power mirrors, luxurious handcrafted interior lining and a high quality sound system.
At that time the Rossion Q1 would only be produced in limited numbers with the standard model priced at $69,000, while the full-featured model was priced at $90,700. Unfortunately, until now how many the Rossion Q1 ever made, as well as its population todays. Besides that the automaker company seem to have disappeared from the global automotive business arena, there's no more its official sites and might be it had defunct.😢 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROSSION SUPERCAR | ROADANDTRACK | CARANDDRIVER | GATORMOTORSPORT ]
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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Mysterious Kode 57 supercar released

~Unique ONE~ As we have seen, these days have many supercars born and surprised the automotive world. Now, the list will increase with the presence of a supercar called Kode 57. or k.o 57. The new car was revealed in The Quail, a motor sport gathering in Monterey some time ago.
Ken Okuyama unveils his radical Kode 57 world premiere supercar concept at The Quail event in California. (Picture from: Forbes)
The figure behind this masterpiece is Ken Okuyama, an internationally-renowned Japanese designer who led the styling team that penned the mighty Ferrari Enzo and also many other cars.

And now, he designed and built the car sits on a steel chassis and powered by the most powerful V12 engine, which bursts about 600 bhp of power. The machine is installed in front of the car in a still unknown front mid-ship configuration.
The name Kode 57 pays homage to the year 1957, a year in which legendary cars like the Jaguar XKSS and Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa were born. (Picture from: Forbes
Okuyama told that this car will be produced in a limited numbers (only five will be made) and some examples will be produced by hand in their state of the art facility. This car got a long nose and short deck. There's big air intakes at the front and a large rear diffuser help airflow and cooling. It almost looks like a Formula 1 car.
The interior incorporates individual color schemes for the driver and passenger. (Picture from: Forbes
The use of aluminum space frame and carbon fiber body panels to make the weight of this car becomes lighter. It gets a half cut front windscreen and uniquely its scissors type doors open backwards.
Check out the rear diffuser. The ground effects on this coupe are inspired by formula cars! (Picture from: Forbes
The engine and suspension can be set accordingly to the owner desires, thanks to a collaboration with German specialist Novitec Rosso. Even the ride height can be adjusted as well. No compromises have been made when it comes to tires, the car gets Pirreli P-Zero tires.
Reportedly, this car is priced at $2.5 million (approx Rp.32.7 billion) and has been ordered by the world's renowned boxer Floyd Mayweather to add his supercar collection. *** [EKA [24082016] |  FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KEN OKUYAMA DESIGN | FORBES | DRIVESPARK ]
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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lamborghini 400 GT Monza

~ONE Off~ Lamborghini is famous for its unique and powerful supercar. Of the many production some of which are made only on a limited basis and in fact only made one unit. Here is one supercar that only made one unit only by Lamborghini.
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza featured with such unique bodywork by Neri and Bonacini. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Here she is '1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza' was a one-off 2+2 seated sports car from Italian manufacturer Lamborghini. It as based on their 400 GT, but featured with unique bodywork by Neri and Bonacini.

Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonacini, who were already previously known for their work on the Ferrari Nembo series had been previously retained by Ferruccio Lamborghini to build the first prototype Lamborghini chassis and engine, the Lamborghini 350 GTV.
Right side view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
They had acted as Lamborghini's chassis supplier, before the raging bull turning that job over to another Modena-based chassis fabricator Marchesi once production of the 350 GT was underway. Neri and Bonacini then turned their hand into their interpretation of a high speed Lamborghini GT sports car.
Dashboard view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Originally meant to be called the "400 GT Neri & Bonacini" then its name was simply shortened to "Monza," and reportedly, the car built for an American client for the possibility of racing it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the time.
Rear side view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
However, homologation problems put a quick end to that plan. The car was eventually sold of at the Barcelona Motor Show to a wealthy Spaniard, where it remained until the owner died in the early 1990s.
In 1996, Brooks (now Bonhams) was contacted by the family of the now deceased owner to appraise some other cars, in short then they found  the 400 GT was discovered in storage. After nine years of negotiations, the car was finally put up for auction at Bonhams for  £160,000 to an unknown UK collector. *** [EKA [16072015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES  | SUPERCARS.NET | BONHAM | LAMBORGHINI-FANDOM ]
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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Here's a radical roadster concept named the Pininfarina Sergio

~Unique ONE~ As we all know that the Ferrari F150 LaFerrari hypercar is not the only prancing horse logoed car that debuted at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. At the time, Carrozzeria Pininfarina also unveiled and brought their own Ferrari concept that called Pininfarina Sergio. The car concept named after the coachbuilder company leader Sergio Pininfarina (1926-2012), as a tribute for his services in building a good partnership between Pininfarina-Ferrari.
This speedster concept named Pininfarina Sergio, that's named after the man who led the coachbuilder company for 40 years and conceived some of the greatest car legends. (Picture from: Pininfarina)
This Pininfarina's concept car presented in the form of an entirely different open-top barchetta, and is intended to be a study design. The unique-shaped concept car built based on the Ferrari 458 Italia, and powered by an 4.5 liter V8 engine combined with a dual-clutch seven-speed manual transmission system which can generate power of 570 hp at 9,000 rpm. So no wonder if it can be accelerated from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of up to 321 kph (199 mph).
The Pininfarina Sergio concept car is built based on the Ferrari 458 Spider, shared the wheelbase, and also combines the elements from Pininfarina’s tradition with modern design cues. (Picture from: CarBodyDesign)
After it completed, the Sergio concept car tested at Pininfarina's wind tunnel, at the time it showed aggressive profile which is dominated by the elegant curves and roll bars are angled to the front. The car was deliberately set up not only to generate down-force and cut off the air, but also to direct the airflow to the top of its users head. Due to the Sergio doesn't have windshield or roof, so its driver and passenger need to wear racing helmets when drive the car.
The Pininfarina Sergio concept car is much longer, lower, and wider than the Mazda MX-5. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
Pininfarina Design Director then, Fabio Filippini said that his team was motivated by the spirit of the best
Pininfarina-Ferrari sports cars of the 60s and 70s who designed under the leadership of Sergio Pininfarina. As you can see, the Sergio concept car is much longer, lower, and wider than the Mazda MX-5.
The Pininfarina Sergio concept car's cockpit. (Picture from: MotorTrend)
Having exhibited at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show as a concept car, then the Carrozzeria Pininfarina immediately produced the Sergio in a limited number of only 6 units. As Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori said at the time, "We are considering a very limited production of five to six units," as quoted by Automotive News Europe, Tuesday, March 13, 2013.
The Pininfarina Sergio's body features some sharp character lines and an interesting graphic contrast provided by the dark surface of the hood flowing into the cockpit area and extending up to the rear wheels. (Picture from: CarBodyDesign)
"The Sergio is meant to celebrate the spirit of my father's involvement and the development of relationships Pininfarina-Ferrari. Though built as one-off concept, Pininfarina also could be built it in very limited quantities," added Paolo Pininfarina furthermore.
Rear view of the Pininfarina Sergio concept car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. (Picture from: Vehiclejar Blog)
The car's extreme design certainly will not change even entered into the production line. "We know how and where to modify the Sergio concept car to make it more to fit as street car," says Fabio Filippini. Perhaps the Sergio production version will use the windshield to meet the European regulations, because in the concept model, it does not have a windshield.
At the time, reportedly the Pininfarina Sergio's price reached 3 millions (Rp.37.7 billion). And for comparison, this price numbers is the same as the latest Lamborghini Veneno supercar, which was also exhibited at the same event. *** [EKA [29072-13] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | PININFARINA | CARBODYDESIGN | AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE | MOTOR TREND | VEHICLEJAR BLOG | WIKIPEDIA ]
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Saturday, September 3, 2022

Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar officially get into production lines

~New HYPERCAR~ As one of the world's leading sports car brands Mercedes-Benz has a wide range of extraordinary production cars. Of course, every time they make a production of four-wheeled vehicles, big manufacturers like the German automaker almost always start with the launch of concept car first.
The Mercedes-AMG ONE is produced only in limited numbers of 275 units and is targeted to start shipping to customers around the end of this year. (Picture from: Carscoops)
And one of the famous concept cars from this German manufacturer is the Mercedes-AMG Project One which was first shown to the public in 2017. Well, after waiting for a long time since its premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Finally, the Mercedes-Benz top brasses approved the proposal for the production of the Mercedes-AMG ONE hypercar.
The Mercedes-AMG ONE's assembly process was jointly worked on by AMG and Multimatic in Conventry, England. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The assembly of its F1 1.6-liter V6 turbo hybrid engine combined with 4 electric motors was worked on by the Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains division in Brixworth, England. Meanwhile, the whole car assembly was jointly worked on by AMG and Multimatic in Conventry, England. Each car is worked on by 50 specialists ranging of the body to the interior.
While the assembly of its F1 1.6-liter V6 turbo hybrid engine combined with 4 electric motors was worked on by the Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains division in Brixworth, England. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Once assembled, the car will be tested by a test driver at the test circuit, then sent to AMG's headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany for a “final technical inspection” before the keys to the Mercedes-AMG ONE are handed over to the customer.
Once assembled, the Mercedes-AMG ONE will be tested, then sent to AMG's headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany for a “final technical inspection” before it's handed over to the customer. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The hybrid 1.6-liter V6 turbo engine combined with 4 electric motors is capable of producing a total output of 1,062 hp combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch dual shift transmission. Transmission gearshift is done via paddle shift on the steering wheel.
The Mercedes-AMG ONE's hybrid drivetrain is capable of spewing a total power of 1,062 hp combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch dual shift transmission. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The driver can select one of 6 driving modes via the rotary selector lever as needed. For Road Driving, Race Safe, Race, EV, and Individual modes are available. While the Race Plus and Strat2 modes are specifically used on race tracks.
The Mercedes-AMG ONE is able to penetrate the speed of 350 kph, with the average combined car's fuel consumption is in the range of 11.5 km/l. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
It only takes 2.5 seconds to reach 100 kph. This car is able to penetrate the speed of 350 kph. The average combined car's fuel consumption is in the range of 11.5 km/l. Meanwhile, CO2 emission levels are at 198 g/km.
The Mercedes-AMG One will be offered with a price tag of around US$2.7 millions. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Meanwhile for its suspension settings, the driver can choose Comfort and Sport options in Race Safe, Race and EV modes. While the Sport and Sport+ set ups can only be used in Race Plus and Strat2 modes which are specifically for use on racing circuits.

Off course, this is a pure racing-oriented car for an adrenaline rush and not for a picnic or shopping at the supermarket, so there is no luggage for carry-on luggage. However, a small bag can still be stowed behind the race seat, and the compartment on the center console allows you to store your phone or wallet.
Unfortunately, prospective buyer in the United States seem to have to be disappointed, because it is possible that this hypercar will be banned for driven on the streets there, because it will not comply with safety regulations in that country. How come?
According to Joe Pompliano, an American entrepreneur, investor and founder of Huddle Up is wrote in his status on Twitter, 'They put an F1 engine in a road car, and no one in the United States will be driving one...because they didn't want to sacrifice performance to meet regulations.'
Furthemore Joe Pompliano wrote, that the hypercar is produced only in limited numbers of 275 units and is targeted to start shipping to customers around the end of this year. How's about its price tags? Reportedly, the new Mercedes-AMG One will be offered with a price tag of around US$2.7 million. Are you interesting to be one of the owners of this hypercar? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MERCEDES-BENZ | JOEPOMPLIANO | CARSCOOPS ]
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Friday, September 2, 2022

One-Off Bizzarrini Concept called P708 Barchetta

~Rare ONE~ As we all know that Bizzarrini S.p.A. had an iconic racing car model called Bizzarrini P538 which built under commissioned by Giotto Bizzarrini himself. Those car was first launched in late 1965. Unfortunately, though it could be said has stunning looks, however, it did not have a good race career in the racing tracks. That's why then it left a lot of questions and curiosity that led to the desire to make a racing car model like that.
Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta is a 2-seats sports roadster inspired by Bizzarrini P538 with a touch of more modern designs and technologies. (Picture from: Mecum)
Although the Italian company had gone out of business since 1969, this was not an obstacle to realizing the dream. Well, a decade ago, Bizzarrini's desire to bring back a racing car inspired by the P538 with a touch of more modern design and technology has really come true, after a UK-based company Galmer Engineering revealed its plans to revive the brand with a new supercar later called the Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta
Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta built in 2005 as collaboration result of Bizzarrini, Galmer Engineering, and Stefan Schulze. (Picture from: Mecum)
The construction and design of the Barchetta spanned between 2005 and 2009, sponsored by Magnate, a brand of stainless steel items for various purposes owned by Thai company known as Siam Intermagnate Co., Ltd. At the time, again Giotto Bizzarrini himself helped to build and design the car with the aid of Galmer Engineering and German automotive designer Stefan Schulze, whose work has been seen in remarkable vehicles such as the Peugeot 4002, Tribun and Storm, etc.

Indeed, the original idea was to revive the iconic Italian automaker made racing car, the Bizzarrini P538 according to modern interpretations. The Barchetta design is wrapped in a carbon fiber body, tubular frame, and powered by the Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine produces around 505 hp, sending twist through the rear wheels via a CIMA six-speed transmission. And the Bizzarrini P708 Barchetta firstly shown to public at the Bangkok International Motor Expo.
Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta is powered by the Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine produces around 505 hp, sending twist to the rear wheels through a CIMA six-speed transmission system. (Picture from: Mecum)
After that, the Barchetta had ever introduced at several major auto expos to drum up interest for a possible production run. However, the project failed, and attempts to produce the P708 was abandoned in 2013, and the car was left in Germany disassembled. 

As quoted of Road And Track, somehow there's a Bizzarrini enthusiast acquired the car and rebuilt it to its current running condition, but it is not stated exactly when. And interestingly, since the rebuild, it's registered in Montana as a 1974 model. Seems legit.
Roughly a decade later, the first prototype of the Bizzarrini Magnate P708 with 1000 miles of road use had seen being auctioned off by Mecum in August 2021 at the Monterey 2021 event. At that time it was estimated that this car could sell for around $300,000 and $400,000. Stump Everyone at Your Next Car Meet With this One-Off Bizzarrini Concept. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RM SOTHEBY | ROADANDTRACK | MECUM | CARSCOOPS ]
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