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Showing posts with label Supercar. Show all posts
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

An exclusive Enzo-based supercar of Gemballa

When the prancing horse logoed premium car manufacturer launched the Ferrari Enzo ranging from 2002 to 2004 in a limited number of only 400 units worldwide. So you can imagine how rare the supercar was. Made many exotic car enthusiasts are forced to be disappointed because they cannot have it. Have You ever seen those supercars? What are the shortcomings of those supercars?
2010 Gemballa MIG-U1, an exclusive Ferrari Enzo-based supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pSuWJB)
Yes, this supercar has a cool shape coupled with excellency performance, so for ordinary people like us seem these supercars have no shortcomings. But not for Mustafa and Ilyas Galadari, two businessmen who run several supercar businesses in Dubai when contacting the Gemballa, a German automotive tuner company to built fresh new supercars based on the Ferrari Enzo back in 2009. 
Side view of Gemballa MIG-U1 looks similar to the Maserati MC-12. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pSuWJB)
That's why the supercar's name is Gemballa MIG-U1 due to the 'MIG' abbreviation was taken from the names of two brothers Dubai businessmen mentioned above who had commissioned the making of this supercar. While 'U1' is an abbreviation to commemorate the founder of those German tuner company, Uwe Gemballa.
Interior view of Gemballa MIG-U1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36HrXEj)
It seems, at the time they wanted a very exclusive supercar figure that only a few people could have it. As quoted by Motor1, these supercars have made in limited numbers, only 25 units worldwide. And the company promises that no two of the 25 planned MIG-U1 production models will be exactly the same.
The V12 engine view of Gemballa MIG-U1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36HrXEj)
Is it a one-off, or a limited edition? Only time will tell if the Gemballa MIG-U1 will be sold on the open market. But so far that we could be seen and knew about this supercar, there's only one was diligently seen in the world's automotive expos or events, namely the figure of a white-colored MIG-U1 that's usually used a Dubai' number plate.
Rearview of Gemballa MIG-U1 with its doors open. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pSuWJB)
It is said also that the car is powered by a 6-liter V12 engine capable of producing power up to 700 horsepower. It has also been engineered to perform at extreme speeds with excellent and high performance. With higher aerodynamics, it provides efficiency and flexibility to adapt to changes in external elements when the car reaches various speeds.

The entire body has been completely reworked from front to rear, improving aerodynamics and giving the Enzo a certain race car/spaceship-like appearance. Starting from the front bumper, side skirts, rear bumper, new unique rear wing, to the design of a completely new muffler is not just a new tailpipe. At a glance from the side, this supercar looks similar to the Maserati MC-12. And the rear features a huge wing to increase downforce, and a large roof scoop feeds air to the engine.
And for the interior, Gemballa gives a touch of red and black theme, the seats and trim are covered in quilted red leather and it resembles a luxury car more than a 200+ mph supercar. And on its black bucket seat, there was a red embroidered Uwe Gemballa's signature. But some parts still reflect the feel of sportiness with the steering wheel, dashboard and shift knob made of carbon fiber.

The price is only available upon request, but after taking a look around, we found Ferrari Enzos at a price range of US $1.1-1.8 million. Of course, those weren’t tuned by Gemballa. Wanna see another Enzo-based supercar called Lavazza GTX-R or the newest Gemballa-owned supercar. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MOTOR1 | TOPSPEED | AUTOMOBLOG]
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Friday, November 1, 2019

Jaguar electric-powered supercar ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sport arena

Jaguar follows in the footsteps of other world automotive manufacturers such as McLaren to Chevrolet which has developed virtual concept cars for the Gran Turismo video game under the Vision Gran Turismo brand. This time involving the Jaguar Coupe which was launched at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe became an electric sports car that will be available for download at the Gran Turismo Sports on the Sony PlayStation platform.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe is ready to compete in the Gran Turismo Sports arena. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
The appearance of this concept car looks futuristic, and Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe's exterior design was inspired by two of its iconic racing cars from the 1950s namely Type-C and Type-D. However, the active rear wing of the car becomes a truly modern touch.

Likewise, the interior sector augmented reality glass features that can show information about the outside world and warn drivers about obstacles. This virtual concept car also has an AI assistant called KITT-E and a 3D image display. Jaguar actually works on 3D technology for production cars, even though it's not quite ready for prime time in public.
Interior view of Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
"This project has been fully led by our young designers and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to create vehicles that are full of our extraordinary heritage but push the boundaries of future design. The team has done an extraordinary job in creating something that can clearly be identified as Jaguar, inspired - but not limited - by our iconic past," said Jaguar Design Director, Julian Thomson.
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was inspired by its iconic models like the C-Type and D-Type. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe may not be a real car, but Jaguar has engineered it virtually. The car has a perfect front compared to the distribution of rear weight with a percentage of 50:50 and weighs 1.4 tons. Of course, this is not a heavy car, for a car that carries around a heavy battery. Jaguar said its Formula E racing team had a hand in designing the powertrain, which consisted of three electric motors. One motor powers the front wheels, while the other two power each one rear wheel, giving the car an all-wheel drive.
 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo Coupe was driven by 3 electric motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31RWb3J)
Those three electric motors together drove the cars forward with power up to 1,005 horsepower and 1,199 Nm of torque. Jaguar claims the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe concept will accelerate from zero to 62 mph in less than 2.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of more than 200 mph. Like other real-existed electric supercars, it is expected to enter production over the next few years, such as the Tesla Roadster and Lotus Evija. But the performance claims of Tesla and Lotus remain like that because there has not been a car with powerful engine power.
Jaguar itself does not plan to incorporate the concept of the Vision Gran Turismo Coupe into its production line. And this sleek sports car was designed solely for the Gran Turismo Sport. But given Jaguar's current involvement in Formula E, as well as the secondary race series for the I-Pace electric SUV, it won't be surprising to see a more sporty electric Jaguar appear in the future based on this concept car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAGUAR | GRANTURISMO | DIGITAL TRENDS]
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

The newest V12-engined Lamborghini beast ready in 2020

As if not yet satisfied after launching the enthralling figure of the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 in Frankfurt some time ago, and the Italian supercar manufacturer re-launched a teaser that made the world's fast car enthusiasts feel curious again.  
A teaser image of the newest V12-engine Lamborghini track-only hypercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34htG10)
Yes, ahead of the final of the Lamborghini One-Make Series at the Jerez Circuit, Spain, which will be held this weekend, again Lamborghini is showing off its latest hypercar teaser planned to be released in 2020. 

It was also stated that this hypercar was the first car developed by the company's racing division, the Lamborghini Squadra Corse. But until now the raging bull logoed manufacturer has not yet given the name of its latest racing track-only hypercar. 

Reportedly, the hypercar will be equipped with a V12 6,500 cc Naturally Aspirated (N/A) engine that is capable of spraying power up to 830 hp. The hypercar will also be equipped with an innovative differential lock that can be adjusted by the driver to optimize the car's control depending on the circuit or asphalt conditions. 

From this teaser, we can see a little appearance of the hypercar. Where seen the most prominent parts include a large-sized rear wing, a single airscoop attached on the roof, and large double air intake holes in the hood. The '63' graphics on the body are similar to those of the Aventador SVJ 63 and denote Lamborghini’s year of birth – 1963.
Furthermore, there is also information that says that the structure of this car is made from a mixture of aluminum material on the frame and carbon fiber for the monocoque and the car will be launched next year. The company also plans will be produced in limited numbers (only 40 units) and customer deliveries are slated to commence in 2021. Aside from its mysterious name, so does the same of its price. Lamborghini still hasn't leaked it yet. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | MOTOR1 | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The fastest Bugatti hypercar ever built has been arrived

Not long after successfully launching its masterpiece Bugatti Centodieci at the Pebble Beach automotive event, the Molsheim-based supercar manufacturer launched its newest supercar. The car was made based on a prototype that has been managed to break the speed record of 304.7 mph (490.48 kph) while on speeding at the Volkswagen Group's Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany last August 2, 2019, drove by Bugatti's test driver Andi Wallace.
The fastest Bugatti hypercar ever built called Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ with its speed record of 304.7 mph (490.48 kph). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pr4OFj)
As quoted from the Bugatti media page, this super-fast car was given the name Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ and produced in order to enliven the 110th anniversary of the company. Then the car was also produced in a limited amount, which is only 30 units. This production version of the supercar will use the same engine as its prototype model, namely an 8.0L quad-turbo W16 engine nicknamed 'Thor,' which is claimed to be able to burst power up to 1,578 hp.
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ while on display at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32WvgFm)
The latest Chiron derivative looks almost identical to the prototype model which also uses the same carbon fiber material with bright orange line accents across in the middle, similar to the Veyron Super Sport. There are also circular air vents at the top of the two front wheel arches, similar to the Veyron Super Sport. The front end is dominated by a dark horseshoe grill and an aggressive air intake which makes the ordinary Chiron look more docile.
Interior view of Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ while on display at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32WvgFm)
But on the back, it looks different which is said to provide significant visual and aerodynamic changes. Where the rear decklid is made slightly longer than the Chiron standard and now allows customers to design the shape of the hood as they desire (bespoke). This car is also touted as the fastest car ever produced by Bugatti to date.

In addition, there is a new appearance of the placement of four exhaust holes that are stacked vertically which is also applied to the Bugatti Centodieci. The only visual difference that stands out the most between the prototype and the production model is the black rims that adorn its four wheels. 
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ with the elongated rear end and new vertically four exhausts placement. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/32WvgFm)
The figure of the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ has been exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019 with racing seats and prototype safety cage. In addition, the vehicle height from the road surface is also returned to standard conditions so it's worth using on the highway.
Furthermore, the supercar comes with an electronic speed limiter, but the French manufacturer has not yet decided what the highest speed will be limited. It was also reported that consumers might have the opportunity to eliminate the speed limit by adding a safety cage. Even car owners have access to test their cars on the VW Group's Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany.

Besides being produced in limited quantities, this super-fast car also has a pretty fantastic selling price of around €3.5 million (the US $3.9 million or approx Rp.72 billion). So only those with thick pockets with the millionaire labels can buy it. Are you interested to have it? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUGATTI | MOTOR1 | AUTOCAR]
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Lexus offered many advanced technology in its first EV

Currently, the electric-powered car is becoming a trend. Yes, electric cars are a necessity, and it seems Lexus is very aware of that. If all the cars in the future are described as environmentally friendly vehicles and of course energy-efficient too, but Lexus gives a great emphasis, where they want to also ensure that their vehicle products will still have strong roots in driving pleasure.
Lexus LF-30 'Electrified' concept unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MY9El6)
In the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, where the famous luxury automotive brand presents the figure of the Lexus LF-30 'Electrified' concept which is the company's first fully electric-powered car. This car offers a contradictory uniqueness that has an autonomous mode as well as being a car that still offers driving pleasure.
The Lexus LF-30 Electrified is a concept car in the truest sense, with insiders saying that it is not intended to give specific clues to any single future Lexus model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pFX8z1)
The concept has the dimension of a 5090 mm long, while at 1600 mm high, it also has a wheelbase of 3200 mm, it also has a wheelbase of 3200 mm, is 1995 mm wide, and weighs 2400 kg.
Lexus LF-30 'Electrified' concept based on a new electric platform that will underpin future Lexus and Toyota EVs from around 2022. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MY9El6)
"The electrification technology has tremendous potential that will change the joy of driving. Lexus wants to change the way we think about the future of luxury cars by returning to the roots of cars with electrification technology, and rearranging ways to increase driving pleasure," said Takashi Watanabe, supervisor electric vehicles development at Lexus International in the company official press release.
Lexus LF-30 'Electrified' concept is also has a highly futuristic cabin, with a steering wheel that retracts when it is in an autonomous mode and extends when the driver wishes to take control. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MY9El6)
This concept moves by using the electric motors on each of the wheels that mentioned was being explored for its production potential because of the superior handling characteristics that fully controlled, instant torque would give. Besides that, the car is able to provide 3 different wheel-drive options ranging from front wheel-drive, rear wheel-drive and also all wheel-drive.
Lexus LF-30 'Electrified' concept said to run by using the electric motors on each of the wheels and offer 536 bhp and 516 lb.ft of torque with its top speed is limited to 124 mph. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pFX8z1)
The LF-30 concept is said to offer 536 bhp and 516 lb.ft of torque, hinting at its performance credentials. While its top speed is limited to 124 mph, and its 0-62 mph acceleration time is in 3.8 sec. It is fitted with a 110kW/h battery that can charge at 150kW and offer a range of around 310 miles.
Lexus LF-30 'Electrified' concept fitted with a 110 kW/h battery that can charge at 150 kW and offer a range of around 310 miles. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pFX8z1)
Inside, the LF-30 is also highly futuristic, with a steering wheel that retracts when it is in an autonomous mode and extends when the driver wishes to take control. There's little switchgear on display beyond buttons on the steering wheel which link to a heads-up display, so as not to distract the driver; functions are controlled by gestures instead.
Meanwhile, glass roof-mounted screens are available for rear seat passengers to stay online and interact with the car using augmented reality. In one of Lexus's more futuristic flourishes, the LF-30 comes with a support drone which can load and unload luggage.
It was also mentioned that the car was likened as the openning of the company future electric car expansion effort. Where in the year 2025, this luxury brand plans to offer the electric version for all of its product lines. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LEXUS | AUTOCAR | POCKET-LINT]
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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Middle-East Dragon are coming

Ajlani Motors, an automotive startup company from the United Arab Emirates will try their luck by launching their hypercar product next month. The company founded by a car designer named Bashar Ajlani will unveil their new hypercar at the 2019 Dubai International Motor Show on November 12, 2019.
Ajlani Dragon hypercar teaser. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2nQuavy)
In the company official statement, they took passion and pride in harvesting the soul of the dragon throughout design elements of the car; and as important as it is, the company performance goals in the future will be a match to the presence this car exclusive goals in the future will be a match to the presence this car exudes.

Moving forward the company is looking for an investor who shares the passion for the hypercar brand to take the project forward, reaching its full potential as a production car in the hypercar market. Their hypercar nicknamed 'Dragon' still under a mysterious display will soon surface, after five years of intensive design research and development with strict secrecy.
Ajlani Dragon hypercar teaser. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2nQuavy)
"Our hearts are not far from the mythical animal, the dragon, which is the symbol of our brand," said the company's official statement as quoted from Carscoops.

At first glance, this vehicle has a very futuristic look, with sharp folds, thick fenders, and wide air intakes at the front. As been seen from the teaser, the unit to be introduced by the company has been chosen in green colored, which seems to contrast with some black elements.
Not much can be revealed at this time and was noted the company was on the list as one of the auto expo participants, so we should just wait for the appearance of these Middle East Dragon next month. See you soon in Dubai! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | DUBAI MOTOR SHOW | CARSCOOPS]
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