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Showing posts with label Supercar. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 23, 2022

The 1st South Korean made supercar

~The 1st ONE~ All these years might be the South Korean automaker in the global automotive world known by us only Hyundai or KIA and several other companies such Daewoo, SsangYong, etc. But who would have thought if the South Korean also has a gorgeous supercar featured with gull-wings doors and claimed to be the first one made by those country.
The South Korean first supercar named de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: 4WheelsNews)
Back to 2012, there're the South Korean supercars took part in the Goodwood Festival of Speed at the time. This South Korean's first supercar named the de Macross Epique GT1, and built with carbon fiber material that makes the body becomes so lightweight. 
Front three quarter of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: 4WheelsNews)
The blend of slick design of the supercar is the idea of the South Korean ​​oil tycoon and luxury car collector, Keyser J. Hur in an attempt to capture the sensuous lines of the late 60s and early 70s Le Mans race cars in a modern interpretation. 

"Mr. Hur loves cars and he follows his dream to make himself a supercar and automotive companies," said the spokesman of de Macross Motor Corporation, Yongbin Choi, as reported by Autocar.
Interior view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: Caradisiac)
As mentioned above, the car in question is built based on the hybrid carbon fiber and aluminum monocoque tub structure engineered by
Multimatic, a Toronto-based company. Then the Epique's suspension is used 4-way independently adjustable Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve (DSSV) dampers, which is also used by Red Bull Racing to win the 2010 F1 World Championship.
The de Macross Epique GT1 is powered by a supercharged 5.4-litre Ford V8 that Roush tweaked to produce more than 800bhp and 725lbft of torque. (Picture from: Caradisiac)
Furthermore, the supercar is powered by a supercharged in line 5.4-litre Ford V8 mid-mounted engine capable to burst out the power more than 800 bhp and 725 lb-ft of torque coupled with a Ricardo transaxle that an alloy rear subframe supports. Thanks to this concoction, the 1,450 kg weighted car capable to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph of 3.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 230 mph or 370 kph.
Rear view of de Macross Epique GT1. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
The Epique GT1 itself was first introduced by de Macross to the public at the Dubai Auto Show 2011 and is expected to continue to expand its wings in line with the ambitions of the company's founder and owner. Moreover, the automaker claims that many buyers from the Middle East and America are already interested in the car.
For those of You who want to be the owner of this car, to be able to bring this Epique GT1 estimated that You have to prepare funds of up to US $ 1.5 million or around Rp. 14.1 billion before contact the automaker, the price above does not include taxes with a six-month waiting time quoted.

Unfortunately to this day there is no more news related to how many the Epique GT1 has been produced by de Macross.­čśë *** [EKA [16062015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DEMACROSS | FACEBOOK | AUTOCAR | TOPSPEED | MOTORAUTHORITY]
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Sunday, April 17, 2022

The most mysterious and strange supercar

~Rarest Car~ Not all the best supercar, manufactured by well-known brands. In fact, some of the best supercars created by the mysterious and bizarre brands or tuners from Europe or the United States. One of them is the Isdera Commendatore 112i, a supercar that was born two decades ago, called mysterious and strange because it only has some pictures that had been documented, and only one unit prototype was successfully created.
The Isdera Commendatore 112i is the fruit of thought of Eberhard Schulz and his son back in the 1993. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Isdera AG (Ingenieurb├╝ro f├╝r Styling) itself is a small automotive company based in Leonberg (before move to Hildesheim), Germany, although not as big as the Bugatti or Lamborghini, Isdera has managed to create a stir (though not big enough) in the world of supercars in the 1990s.

Well in 1993, the mentioned German auto company is launched the Isdera Commendatore 112i, and known as the fruit of thought of the lead engineer and owner of Isdera, Eberhard Schulz and his son. The plans, each unit of the Commendatore 112i to be sold at a price of $450,000 (those price numbers were very high at that time).
For its design, Isdera designed the Commendatore 112i similar to the Porsche 917, perhaps because of the rear overhang and its long tail. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Unfortunately, Isdera itself bankrupt later, after only 1 unit Commendatore (an Italian word means Commander) were successfully produced by Schulz and his son.­čśó For its design, the automaker designed the Commendatore 112i similar to the Porsche 917, perhaps because of the rear overhang and its long tail. 
Left side view of 1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i with all gull-wings doors opened. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
Commendatore 112i has a weight just 1,450 kg and can accelerate from 0-96 kph in just 4.7 seconds, and has topspeed about 342 kph. This is thanks to the performance of a V12 engine of Mercedes-Benz with a capacity of 6,000 cc, which 'only' capable of producing about 402 hp (some said that's small figure for a V12 engine) and combined with 6 speed manual transmission system.
Rear side view of 1993 Isdera Commendatore 112i is powered by a V12 6,000 cc engine of Mercedes-Benz coupled with a 6 speed manual transmission system. (Picture from: ConceptCarz)
But the main advantages of the Commendatore is the car's technology, which has spent up to €4 million for its RnD. Like 2 pairs of gull-wing door type, its chassis is able to go up and down depending on the speed with an electronic system, and the automatic air brake, and at the time is said the first in the world.
As We mentioned earlier, that the Isdera Commendatore 112i was never released to the public. The prototype itself is only one unit, which has been drove by Schulz as far as 3,000 miles. This car ever want to sale at a fantastic price! $3 million!  (Although not purchased by anyone.) Now reportedly, the Isdera Commendatore 112i parked somewhere in Berne, Switzerland. Have You ever seen the car lately?­čśÄ *** [EKA [26082016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CONCEPTCARZ ]
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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Huracán Tecnica is the latest V10 raging bull for the streets

~Raging Bull~ Since it was first introduced in 2014, the Lamborghini Huracán, otherwise known as the "Baby Lambo" has been transformed into several variants. Starting from the LP610-4, LP580-2, Performante, EVO, EVO RWD, and STO (Super Trofeo Omologato).
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica is the latest V10 engined variant of Huracán not only for the tracks, but ready to hit the streets too. (Picture from: GridOto)
It seems that Lamborghini Automobili still hasn't run out of ideas to spawn a new variant of the Huracán, and on April 12, 2022, the Italian raging bull logoed automaker has released a new variant named the Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica. Previously, the mentioned car above was rumored to be launched under the name JV Stradale and is also said to be a 'tame version' of the Huracán STO.

However, later the name eliminated by itself after the automaker applied for a trademark in the name "Huracán Tecnica" (along with "Huracán Sterrato") in December 2021 as a sign for the new variant of the V10 supercar.
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica has a unique front bumper inspired by the Terzo Millennio EV designs, with larger openings than those of the Evo, integrated aerodynamic elements and a larger front splitter. (Picture from: GridOto)
This was further strengthened when one of the cars of this model was caught red-handed doing intensive testing during winter in Northern Europe. This new version of the Huracán will be easy to recognize thanks to its front bumper inspired by the design of the Terzo Millennio, with larger openings than those of the Evo, integrated aerodynamic elements and a larger front splitter.
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica uses a body kit that looks more like the Huracán Performante with a new diffuser, rear spoiler and alloy wheels. (Picture from: Nenroll-Nenroll)
And from what it looks, the Hurac├ín Tecnica uses a body kit that looks more like the Hurac├ín Performante with a new diffuser, rear spoiler and alloy wheels. Whila at the rear, there is a new raised wing that, despite being smaller than the STO, helps to considerably increase downforce. There’s also a new vertical rear window applied to the Tecnica that looks out onto a new carbon fiber engine cover to replace the old sloping window that did both.
The Lamborghini Hurac├ín Tecnica is  featured with some of the luminous interior accents that are available, the space is driver-focused and the materials are generally fantastic. (Picture from: GridOto)
Furthermore, the Huracán Tecnica is said to share specifications with the Huracán STO, meaning a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 that produces 631 hp and 565 Nm of torque then channeled to drive its rear wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. In addition, this model will likely not intends only on the racing track like the STO, also will retain the carbon-ceramic brakes and get a different suspension setup.
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica has a new raised wing that, despite being smaller than the STO, helps to considerably increase downforce. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
And to support the performance of the latest Huracán Tecnica, the Sant'Agata Bolognese-based automaker embeds several features. One of them is the rear-wheel steering feature which is an advanced steering wheel aims to improve driving stability and fun depending on the selected driving mode.
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 that produces 631 hp and 565 Nm of torque then channeled to drive its rear wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. (Picture from: CarBuzz)
For example, in STRADA mode, the rear-wheel steering system of the Huracan Tecnica will provide the best maneuverability on the road. But if the driver chooses SPORT mode, this steering system will help the driver to oversteer for drifting. Then when the driver is on the track using CORSA mode, this steering system helps provide precise control for the driver.
The Lamborghini Huracán Tecnica could a limited edition like the Huracán STO or a regular variant to replace the discontinued Huracán Performante. Eventually, Huracán Tecnica itself is not the last variant because reportedly there is one ultimate variant of the Huracán before its successor is released in 2024. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | NENROLL-NENROLL | CARBUZZ | ]
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

These strange concept car named Sbarro Autobau

~Stingray~ There's a lot of cars that have been present in the automotive world today. But who would have thought from the millions of cars was tucked into one-off concept car that has unclear model, even arguably tacky. And more than that, if these concept car can be seen most adopt its model from various car models in the world. Apparently these strange concept car named Sbarro Autobau Concept.
Sbarro Autobau Concept at the event of Geneva Auto Show 2010. (Picture from: Autoblog)
This sole concept car first appeared in front of the automotive enthusiasts on the event of Geneva Motor Show 2010. There's the humanist side on these car, it turn out the car was deliberately created as a tribute from Franco Sbarro to his friend who is a former Swiss racer named Fredy Lienhard who has won race 24 Hours of Daytona in 2002.
Sbarro Autobau Concept does not has the door as found on the car in general. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Extract from the booklet distributed at the Geneva Motor Show 2010: "Autobau is a tribute to my friend Fredy Lienhard for its success in international competition as well as his professional and personal lives. I hope that this interpretation is worthy of wonders it has captured a year ago, with fireworks. A lifetime of passion and work."
Interior view of Sbarro Autobau Concept. (Picture from: Autoblog)
And as reported from Autoblog, these one-off concept car has a weight about 1,500 kg. Seen from the front section, some say the car like a Lamborghini single seater supercar. It is not clear what the car's designer intention with a stingray-like shape installed on the front.

Yes, it looks like the Lamborghini Egoista by adopting a stingray-like shape and 2 holes in the front, but the difference is the hole of Sbarro Autobau almost coincide. Those holes serves as a means of air intake to meet the aerodynamic factors? Not clear also.
Right side view of Sbarro Autobau Concept. (Picture from: Autoblog)
Further on the pillars of A to C there are like the trim. And not clear, what is the function of these trim. Uniquely we will not find the door as found on the car in general, it turns out these concept car is applying the hydraulic system to lift the roof forward and serves as the access into the car's cabin. A closer look reveals into the cabin, there's a striking interior in red alcantara and black metal.
Rear side view of Sbarro Autobau Concept. (Picture from: Autoblog)
On the rear section, it looks like a racing car of the 70s that apply 4 exhausts. While at the stern also there is no bumper but only pinned a series of device that resembles a spoiler on the left and right. But still not understood what the function of the device.
But do not underestimate it eventhough look weird, turn out the Sbarro Autobau was using a Ferrari V12 engine that can generate power of 500 Hp. But unfortunately there's no detailed explanation of the Sbarro Autobau engine.

The Autobau, like many Sbarro's one-off, is a car that has its own personality, beyond time and fashion. As well as an example of automotive endangered which does not deal with marketing, practical sense or rationality. A fun car, unique, strange and far from crisis. *** [EKA [14102017] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG | GTPLANET]
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Monday, April 4, 2022

GLM-G4, Japan's first electric supercar

~The 1st Jap EV~ In response to the trend of world electric cars with an American brand, Tesla dominates the market. They already have three models: Model S, Model X and Model 3. In the future, this Elon Musk-owned company will also have a Y-model.
GLM-G4, the Japan's first electric supercar at 2016 Paris Auto Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3nSna)
There is a Japanese automotive company based in Kyoto named GLM founded in 2010. Reportedly, one of the company founders is Japanese imperial noble and son-in-law of Vice President of the Japanese electronic giants Sony.

And in 2017, Hong Kong tycoon named Li Ka-shing, and two other investors have bought GLM's shares. And in the same year, GLM launched its new car called GLM-G4 and will begin mass production in 2019. Besides that, this car is recorded as the first electric supercar in Japan.
Front three quarter view of GLM-G4 electric supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
As the next generation electric supercar that follows the Tomikara ZZ models, the GLM G4 has released a concept model for the first time at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. With a coupe-style car with four doors and seats, adopting the 'Scissor' door-type on the front and rear. Maintaining the roof line of a supercar, four people will certainly enjoy it comfortably.
Top view of GLM-G4 electric supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
The power unit is armed with two 'Multi Sarienzi Power Package' motors with high output and efficiency on the front and rear. The maximum power that can be produced is 540 ps and a maximum torque of 1,000 Nm.
Interior view of GLM-G4 electric supercar. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
In addition, each motor has a control technology that applies to the back power of the tires, while adjusting the road surface conditions, and maximizing power while running. The accelerator from 0-100 kph in 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 250 kph, and the distance is 400 km for a single battery charges.
Rear-left side view of 2017 GLM-G4 with all its 'scissor' door type opened. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M3taPI)
The estimated price of GLM G4 is ¥40 million, equivalent to Rp.4.7 billion. The manufacturer targets sales of 1,000 units and will develop businesses with a target of selling ¥40 billion on this model. There are also plans to sell it in Europe, Hong Kong, the Middle East and China.
For that, the GLM has increased development for mass production by 2019 and currently they have collaborated with partners to develop machines dedicated to the G4 and the latest electronic control devices. *** [EKA [12082018] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GLM ]
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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Looking at the sparkling dessert queen

~Queen of the Dessert~ Even though all the cars will look attractive if they are exhibited at events as big and as magnificent as the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, but at the event there is also a classic gold-plated car in its some parts that seems attract the attention of visitors.
The Golden Sahara II vintage autonomous concept restored for Geneva using a fresh set tires of translucent Goodyear Neothane. (Picture from: Motor1)
The car's name is Golden Sahara II, it presented by Klairmont Kollections in collaboration with the world renowned tire manufacturer Goodyear. These car appeared dominant in a beautiful bright white-colored blended nicely with sparkling gold-plated parts.
The Golden Sahara II occupies a similar place in the minds of custom-car enthusiasts; a glittering combination of electrical wizardry and jaw-dropping decadence. (Picture from: ClassicandSportscar)
These classic car shown exclusively at those tire manufacturer booth at the event and seen using the latest tire concept from those manufacturer named Goodyear Neothane, which looks transparent and can emit light from the inside. The company said that their latest tire concepts is made from a special translucent synthetic rubber so able to make it glows while in the dark or less light condition.
Interior view of the Golden Sahara II vintage autonomous concept was the brainchild of visionary Jim Street and legendary car customizer George Barris and restored by Klairmont Kollections in collaboration with Goodyear. (Picture from: ClassicandSportscar)
As reported by Motor1 on Thursday, March 7, 2019 which wrote that the Golden Sahara II is a classic 1950's car was the brainchild of visionary Jim Street and legendary car customizer George Barris. This car is a collection car that continues to be exhibited from year to year with continuous changes.
The Golden Sahara II vintage autonomous concept was the brainchild of visionary Jim Street and legendary car customizer George Barris and restored by Klairmont Kollections in collaboration with Goodyear. (Picture from: Motor1)
Although the body looks classic, but in fact it has used the latest technology, even the interior has been very luxurious with a modern dashboard model and uses a steering wheel like the one on a fighter plane. The Golden Sahara II is arguably the car that unites classic design and modern technology.

The proof, the braking system has applied an electronic system that can detect obstacles on the path of the car and apply the brakes automatically. This classic car can also be driven by a remote control system, and the doors can open automatically, this makes it became a part of a classic Hollywood movie titled "Cinderfella" starring along with Jerry Lewis
The design also began to look modern from the shape of the grille and tailfins to the glass canopy like the one on a fighter. The presence of Golden Sahara II at the Geneva Motor Show did receive a warm welcome due to its looks very attractive. *** [EKA [02052019]| FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1] } KUSTOMRAMA ]
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