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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut aiming the top speed of 500 kph

Although the Geneva International Motor Show 2020 was canceled, the Swedish well-known hypercar manufacturer, Koenigsegg stay presented in Geneva to unveil its newest unique hypercar figure named Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut alongside with the Koenigsegg Gemera and the model is predicted to be the fastest car in the world.
The all-new Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is debuted in Geneva and predicted to be the fastest car in the world. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2x2NytJ)
The company's CEO Christian von Koenigsegg confirmed that the company had finished recording the highest speed once the Jesko Absolut's production was complete. "This is more than fast enough. We actually don't want to build anything faster," as he told to Top Gear.

How fast is this hypercar? According to Koenigsegg's calculations, the Jesko Absolut was able to run more than 500 kph (310 mph) very comfortably beyond its rival, Bugatti. The only thing left is to set the date for the actual recording time, but it takes time.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut used a 5.0-liter twin turbo V8 engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2x2NytJ)
"This is a process to get permission from the authorities, the police, trying to close the road well. So it might take a year or two, something like that. But the aim is that we can prove the car's ability," said Koenigsegg further.

The Absolut uses the same engine as the Jesko, a 5.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that pumps power to 1,578 hp (1,600 PS) on the E85. The flat crank of the V8 engine is also equipped with a small electric compressor that moves air into the turbo to eliminate pauses. The power is channeled through a multi-clutch 9-speed Light Speed ​​transmission system.
Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut featured also a large rear wing with a pair of protruding backs to help stability at high speeds. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2xe4T2V)
And the Jesko Absolut uses a large rear wing with a pair of protruding backs to help stability at high speeds. This combined with the longer back end gives a resistance coefficient of 0.278 Cd.

Based on the Guinness World Record, the fastest car in the world is still lined by Koenigsegg Agera RS. This hypercar is the fastest car in 2017 with a speed of 277.87 mph or 447.19 kph.
Bugatti Chiron managed to overtake it by penetrating the sacred speed of 304.77 mph or 490.48 kph. However, the Guinness World Record was not recognized because it was carried out on a one-way circuit. While the Koenigsegg Agera RS was tested on a 30 km highway connecting Las Vegas and Pahrump. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOP GEAR | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1]
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Friday, March 27, 2020

Here it comes the newest full-electric powered supercar of Hong Kong!

With the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, one of the world's biggest automotive exhibition events some time ago as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world. This certainly makes many parties feel concerned, especially automotive manufacturers who have prepared themselves to participate in this annual global automotive event.
Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar made its debut in London some time ago. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
And one of them is Apex Motors, a Hong kong-based automotive company whose name may still sound foreign to our ears. But in fact, this company has produced many automotive products, and one of them is the Apex AP-1 which is a compact roadster that carries the Ford EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine and was released specifically for Hong Kong automotive market.

At the automotive exhibition event in Geneva, the company was plan to display a new full-electric supercar named Apex AP-0. The Apex AP-0 supercar brings a different platform from its predecessor AP-1 roadster. Yes, the Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar will be displayed as a two-passenger coupe. Recently, Apex has taken the covers off its ground-breaking AP-0 concept EV sports car at its global launch event in London, UK.
Top front view of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
This car has a body size that is not too big, with a length of 4.378 mm, and looks about the size of a Porsche 718 Cayman. Even so, the wheelbase reaches 2,649 mm, or 175 mm longer than the Cayman.

Then to optimize the speed and stability when driving, the ground clearance is set around only 93.98 mm.  While for the control, this car is supported by the racing car styled pushrod suspensions. Furthermore to reduce its speed is entrusted to the carbon-ceramic devices with a six-piston caliper mounted on the front wheels.
Left side view of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
As mentioned earlier that the AP-0 is a full-electric supercar, so automatically its mechanical heart is an electric motor entrusted to rotate the rear wheels. The company claimed, the car's electric motor configuration is capable of producing power of 658 PS and 578 Nm of torque, so then the acceleration from zero to 100 kph can be reached in 2.3 seconds, with a top speed of 305 kph.

The Hong Kong-based automotive company revealed that the car's interior will make in a minimalist style as look attached in a racing car in general. That's seems normal when looking at the extreme exterior appearance. To be sure, the driver and passenger will pass through the gullwing doors to enter the car's cabin.
The wheel steering and dashboard view of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
Besides that, there are also some qualified supporting driving features. As quoted by Motor1, this car has a Lidar sensor attached to the front. This is usually used not only to prevent unwanted incidents but also to support autonomous navigation.
Rearview of Apex AP-0 full-electric supercar(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ah964B)
Yes, Apex also said that the AP-0 is also embedded with a level 3 autonomous system. So then the driving pleasure is increasingly obtained while driving the car because there is a holographic augmented reality display, which can display the roads or racing tracks like in video games.
So how much is it? Estimated the car's price per unit reaches $195 thousand or Rp 2.920 billion. Shorterwise, this car will be built at Apex's manufacturing facilities in the UK later and this company also has planned to make 500 units in a year. Well, let's wait for the realization later..! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | APEX MOTORS | CARSCOOPS | MOTOR1]
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The three Bugatti’s secret concept cars now revealed

Like most carmakers in general, especially in the early days of the modern automotive industry, Bugatti also developed experimental vehicles and prototypes to explore many possibilities, from future design directions up to expanding the range of their vehicle lines. Most of these efforts are carried out in secret, both from the public or media.
These are 3 Bugatti’s secret concept cars. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3b3nxJb)
However, occasionally they also share the secret exploration plans that never materialize for many reasons. And now, Bugatti is opening information about several concept cars that they've been worked on in the past that should have been given birth to new production cars but in fact, have not proceeded to the production line. Yes, they were stopped just in the concept or even made it only as a prototype model.

1. Bugatti Veyron Barchetta
The first Bugatti concept that had never been seen before was Bugatti Veyron Barchetta, which was created by the Bugatti's head of design department, Achim Anscheidt in 2008. This gorgeous vehicle creation is made based on the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse but is decorated with new roofless bodywork and windshield like a speedster.
2008 Bugatti Veyron Barchetta Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WlqAZ9)
Interestingly, some of the features that appeared on this concept car especially the headlamps features that now are look embedded in the Bugatti Divo which are built in limited numbers and based on the current Chiron.
But Bugatti's top executive reportedly was reluctant to adopt the car model due to similar to the Lamborghini limited edition model that launched at the time. This is understandable because both premium automotive manufacturer Bugatti and Lamborghini are in the same parent company, the Volkswagen Group.

2. Bugatti Atlantic Concept
A few years after the Bugatti Veyron Barchetta was executed, the French manufacturer then envisioned the three best models by designing two new concepts. Where one to be placed under the Bugatti Chiron and the other one to be placed above the hypercar which is focused for record-breaking only.
2015 Bugatti Atlantic Concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WlqAZ9)
The first one is the Bugatti Atlantic Concept which was made in 2015 as a modern interpretation of the legendary car of 1936 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic. And the French manufacturer spent over 18 months for developing the Atlantic Concept by using some technology taken from the Porsche Taycan project, which came to be known as Mission E.
Initially, this concept car was scheduled to be launched at Pebble Beach that year, but there was chaos known as 'Dieselgate' which ensnared Volkswagen Group then the car debut was canceled.

3. Bugatti W16 Coupe Rembrandt
Then came the most ambitious concept of all, named the Bugatti W16 Coupe Rembrandt. The supercar is described as a front-engined GT car with an 8,000 cc quad-turbo W16 engine which is also the Chiron engine and able to spew power up to 1,500 horsepower.
2018 Bugatti W16 Coupe Rembrandt. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WlqAZ9)
The design is seen borrowing from the Bugatti Veyron Barchetta, such as the headlamps, and in some parts also displays several elements that were later could be found in the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, especially in the LED taillights.
The biggest obstacle in developing and marketing the Bugatti W16 Rembrandt Coupe is its selling price which can reach the US $20 million or around Rp.275 billion per unit that exceeds the Bugatti La Voiture Noire prices known as the most expensive production car today. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | TOP GEAR]
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Virgil Exner's Stutz Blackhawk

Initially, this automotive brand is an American luxury sportscar brand. The Indianapolis-based company began production in 1911 and ended in 1935. The brand revived in 1968 by a New York banker James O'Donnell in collaboration with world-renowned automotive designers and former Chrysler's design chief Virgil Exner.
1973 Stutz Blackhawk III was known as one of Elvis Presley's favorite cars and had seen being used by him a few hours before passing away in 1977. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/392lgNi)
The company stands under the auspices of Stutz Motor Car of America, Inc., and produced the car with a new modern retro look. Although technically the company still exists, sales of vehicles produced by the factory actually had stopped in 1995.
This golden-colored 1976 Stutz Blackhawk Coupe have been sold at prices of the US $36,300 or around Rp. 532 million in a Barret-Jackson auction event at Las Vegas back in 2015. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3927sCt)
And the famous car production of this company is the Stutz Blackhawk which was made between 1971 and 1987. Besides its name, there is no other resemblance to the original Blackhawk version produced by the Stutz Motor Company between 1929-1930.
1971 Stutz Blackhawk uses a Pontiac V8 455 cubic inches engine mated to a three-speed GM TH400 automatic transmission. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOtrPQ)
It can be said that the Exner's designed car is the latest version of Blackhawk. The radical Exner design for the Blackhawk includes spare tires that stand out prominently in the rear trunk, large front grille and slightly stand out, up to the freely mounted headlights. So then the Blackhawk design built as a prototype by Carrozzeria Ghia, an Italian renowned coachbuilder company at a cost of more than the US $300,000 at the time.
Interior view of 1971 Stutz Blackhawk. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOtrPQ)
And the Stutz Blackhawk first debuted at Waldorf Astoria, New York City in January 1970. Its prices ranged from the US $22,500 to $75,000, which was quite expensive at the time. When the car production began in 1971, all early versions of the Blackhawk had a body style coupe and were built handbuilt.

The initial version of the Stutz Blackhawk uses a Pontiac V8 engine with a dimension of 455 cubic inches with a 7.5-liter capacity, mated to a three-speed GM TH400 automatic transmission. The engine that is set is capable of producing 425 hp (317 kW) of torque of 570 Nm (420 ft.lb).
Rearview of 1971 Stutz Blackhawk includes spare tires that stand out prominently over the rear trunk. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wOtrPQ)
Although weighing 2,300 kg, Stutz Blackhawk accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.4 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 130 mph (210 kph), with the fuel usage of 8 miles per gallon (30 liters per 100 km).
By the time production ended in 1987, around 575 units of Stutz Blackhawk had been sold to exclusive customers throughout the US and several other countries worldwide. Some famous Stutz Blackhawk owners include the singer Elvis Presley, Tom Jones, Billy Joel, Elton John, to Paul McCartney, then the actor Dean Martin, Al Pacino and the comedian Sammy Davis Jr.

Known, Elvis Presley ever had owned 5 units of this car, with the first being purchased by him for the US $26,500 on October 9, 1970, after one 'price bidding war' happened between him and his colleague Frank Sinatra. Over the next few years, he bought four more units. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JALOPNIK]
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Chiron Pur Sport targets cornering speed record

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S presents its latest supercar variant with a more sporty appearance, named Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. Then this special edition supercar will begin to be assembled in the second half of 2020 and made in a limited number, which is only 16 units which will be priced at 3.2 million or around Rp.50.5 billion per unit.
The all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is the latest supercar of the Molsheim-based auto manufacturer with a more sporty appearance. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3aQ3dLl)
The all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is claimed to be different from the various variants of the Bugatti standard model and is suitable for speeding on the circuit. As quoted by Carscoops, the Chiron Pur Sport has new aerodynamics and the suspension that able to reduces weight and makes power easier to obtain. The engineers improve control and make Chiron Pur Sport more fun to drive while cornering.
The all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is used an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine capable of producing power up to 1,500 PS (1,103 kW/1,479 hp). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3aRIMO4)
This supercar model will use the same engine of the Chiron standard model, which is an 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine capable of producing power up to 1,500 PS (1,103 kW/1,479 hp). However, the redline has moved 200 rpm higher than the Chiron standard which reaches 6,900 rpm. The latest monumental engine is mated to a recalibrated automatic transmission system. 
The all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is made in a limited number, which is only 16 units which will be priced at €3.2 million. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cUhetc)
Changes were also made to the gearbox which includes a low range transmission ratio of around 15 percent compared to the standard model which has a positive effect on power delivery and engine response. The result is an elasticity value of 40 percent better than the Chiron standard model.
The all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is adopting an aerodynamically optimized front fascia with larger holes, larger horseshoe grille, and a new splitter of carbon fiber. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3aRIMO4)
Then the chassis also experienced a significant increase, included front springs is made 65 percent more rigid, stiffer rear springs, and adaptive damping that focused on the performance.

The Chiron Pur Sport uses 16 kg lighter Aero wheels designed to improve aerodynamics and brake ventilation. Then the rims were wrapped with Bugatti Sport Cup 2 R tires measuring 285/30 R20 at the front and 355/25 R21 at the back which was developed specifically by Michelin.
The all-new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport is uses 16 kg lighter Aero wheels designed to improve aerodynamics and brake ventilation. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3aRIMO4)
For its braking system, Bugatti chooses to use a new titanium brake pad base panel with lighter discs, which together made a lighter alloy, thus making the Chiron Pur Sport able to trim its weight to 19 kg lighter than the standard model.

Bugatti also made changes to the car exterior as well and looks the Pur Sport adopting an aerodynamically optimized front fascia with larger holes, larger horseshoe grille, and a new splitter of carbon fiber. 
While at the rear also experienced very significant changes, including the installation of 1.9 meter wide spoilers which are said to be able to produce greater downforce. Then the new exhaust pipes are also made of 3D printed titanium and Bugatti said that its weight is very light and also resistant to extreme temperatures. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUGATTI | CARSCOOPS | AUTOCAR]
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Monday, March 16, 2020

The Karma SC2 is an amazing future supercar concept

Indeed, this supercar concept has been displayed by its maker Karma Automobile at the 2019 Los Angeles Car Show event which was held on November 22 to December 1, 2019. The automaker mentioned the Karma SC2 Concept offers an amazing form of a future supercar.
Karma SC2 concept is claimed able to make bold electric performance of 1,100 horsepower. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
Although it is not yet known whether the Karma SC2 will become a legal road car model that will also be marketed on a massive scale, it cannot be denied that this supercar has indeed succeeded in attracting the attention of the world's car lovers who attended its debut in Los Angeles at the time.

Basically, this concept car is the successor of the Karma SC1 Vision Concept which has been present before and is an open coupe car. The difference, in this Karma SC2, Karma Automobile installed a proper roof. A number of features embedded in this new car are a powertrain that is capable of producing an average power of 1,100 horsepower so as to record an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km per hour in less than 2 secs.
Karma SC2 concept does have a unique scissor-doors because it is opened and closed by sliding the door up and down(Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IUOGCp)
The automaker claims that they are developing a battery that able to bring the car to a distance of 350 miles on a single charge with normal use. Besides that, the car's torque is also controlled by a computer to manipulate the power supplied to its wheels.

Behind the sleek and sexy appearance of the body with metallic silver paint that binds the whole body of the concept car on display for the first time at the Los Angeles Car Show, it turns out there are a number of other features of this car that are in the spotlight of visitors, one of which is the door. Karma SC2 does have a unique scissor-doors because it is opened and closed by sliding the door up and down.
To support the Karma SC2 concept performance, there's an I-shaped 120kWh battery is housed in the center tunnel beneath the dashboard and seats(Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
This concept car also has electronic features that are known to be widely used in premium cars today, such as cameras, proximity sensors, long-range radar sensors, heads up displays. The car also uses a showcase design feature known as playback mode, which allows computers, controls, and displays to present a real driving experience even if the car is at rest.

In this car is mounted the winglet style sensor plus cameras next to its doors, a place where usually a conventional car rearview mirrors are installed. Another unique thing about this car is that the headlight does not stand out, so it seems to blend into the front of the body so that it presents a smoother body contour.
Karma SC2 concept has seen three interior colors, namely beige, silver and black. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
Not only that, the car has a semi-square shaped steering wheel. In addition, this car also has a square headrest with sharp angles. So far the concept car on display has seen three interior colors, namely beige, silver and black. Unique styling is also seen around the seat parameters, such as stitches that match the stitching pattern on the smaller steering wheel.
The unique styling of Karma SC2 concept is also seen around the seat parameters, such as stitches that match the stitching pattern on the smaller steering wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Wapkbe)
At a glance, Karma SC2 looks like it has a "nose" section that is quite long with a short deck that is identical to the performance car. This car does have fairly low ground clearance. The result, the car has a futuristic look but still maintains an aggressive impression.

This car has a black semi-gloss roof that has an overhang at the top of the side and rear windows. Installation of this overhang is considered to provide an artistic touch but with a "squished" look. Inside the roof, there is also a headline which is said to have an inlay with optical fiber to enlarge the seat. The seat also has a biometric inlay for the customization of the passengers and drivers of this car.
Karma SC2 concept is uses of charcoal-colored alloy wheels with conventional low profile tires are well suited to brake rotors and calipers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/3cWD3sn)
As you can see the Karma SC2 does not have a grille on the front. Instead, Karma Automotive then installed a stylish scoop to the side. This scoop is claimed to help the process of brake cooling, and also makes the car look seem more aggressive and sporty.

The lower part of the rear of the car also has a scoop and channel that matches the scoop on the front, so for a moment, it reminds us of a typical Japanese drift car. Then the bonnet area has a simple moniker on the front center and also a scoop on the side where the fender meets the hood.
Karma SC2 indeed reaps a lot of praise thanks to the appearance of its final form is very riveting. The use of charcoal-colored alloy wheels with conventional low profile tires are well suited to brake rotors and calipers that display the end result that is always expected from a car that carries a futuristic theme like this.
Also reported, Karma SC2 has a technology called biometric entry lock from the outside, including fingerprint and facial recognition. Some of these features are also planned to be included in future Karma Automobile production models, for example, the Revero GT 2020. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KARMA AUTOMOTIVE | AUTOBLOG | NETCARSHOW]
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