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Saturday, May 25, 2019

After 1 year in space, how's the Tesla Roadster now?

As we all know, that a year ago SpaceX first launched Falcon Heavy rockets into space. The launch of the rocket was a success, especially when the Falcon Heavy also brought the latest projects of SpaceX, Starship and Super Heavy with the contents of Elon Musk's personal Tesla Roadster on those journey.
The Tesla Roadster which tipped to be the fastest electric car ever made. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2EeWtcj)
The luxury car also carries a Starman mannequin that sits behind the wheel and flies through space. How's the Tesla Roadster now? As quoted from BGR, on Friday, Feb 2, 2019, the whereisroadster page reveals where and the latest news from those Tesla Roadster.
The Tesla Roadster which is equipped with an astronaut mannequin named Starman while on a Falcon Heavy rocket into space (6/2). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Q1qUXZ)
Looking at the statistics of the page, the Tesla Roadster position is currently 226 million miles from Earth and 163 million miles from Mars. In fact, there are reports of the Tesla Roadster speed on those space journey, ie 5,149 miles per hour.

Of course, for a car in general those speed number is very fast and won't slow down anytime soon. In total the distance traveled by the Tesla Roadster has gone as far as 473.3 million miles. It was also mentioned, it took around 557 days for the Tesla Roadster car to go around the Sun once.
The steering wheel of the Tesla Roadster which is equipped with astronaut mannequins while on a Falcon Heavy rocket (6/2). The rocket was successfully launched on Wednesday (7/2) morning or Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Florida, United States.. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Q1qUXZ)
This car is also projected to continue to travel through space for a very long time. As reported by LiveScience, scientists believe, this Roadster will return to Earth later or maybe enter Venus. But reportedly, it took millions of years for the car to come back again or instead switch to another planet.
It should be noted, when the Tesla Roadster car finished its journey later, of course the shape is not as good as when it leaving the Earth. Yes, this Tesla Roadster might look good while left the Earth, but given the hard and unpredictable conditions of the outer space it predicted could make the car break or even Starman mannequins also damaged.

The question now is actually whether the purpose of those Roadster was included in the space trip? Now, We don't want to speculate on this, and we will let you answer it by yourself. Peace and Out. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

BMW being prepared their latest hybrid supercar

BMW not to be outdone by other automotive manufacturers, and it looks like they're interested in producing a proper supercar to rival the Porsche 911 Turbo, McLaren 570S and even Lamborghini SC18. As reported by Carscoops, this newest BMW supercar is the top type of their M division.
Rendering images of the latest BMW car, (by Mahyar Mehdikhani on Behance). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VqV9IW)
And the new supercar is believed to be displayed in 2023, when Ferrari, Lamborghini and other supercar car makers will launch their latest supercar electric model. Its presence is also a substitute for their existing i8 series today. And reported that if the supercar which no have name yet was in the top of list of the BMW's M division.

"If you are an engineer, once in your life you would want to make a super-sports car. I think partial electrification will allow that," said BMW board member responsible for product development, Klaus Frohlich.

"If we have an electric drive unit that is very compact and very strong, then the carbon fiber chassis, for example, i8's and has a high-performance engine, then you can combine it into a real performance package," he added later.
Rendering images of the latest BMW car, (by Mahyar Mehdikhani on Behance). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VqV9IW)
It's too early to talk about the power produced, but this newest BMW supercar is expected to have a power of around 700 hp. This can be easily places it above the M8 which is equipped with 600 hp. This also makes it more expensive than the existing flagship GT and i8 series.

"M will also be an electric car in the future, but we will also work hard on the partial electric sector in this M car," said Klaus Frohlich.

"This is because they not only need acceleration in a straight line. They have to drive corners and race tracks, so heavy weight is still a problem and these electric vehicles still have serious problems regarding power coverage." he said as the closing.

In conclusion, BMW is now preparing to launch a sports model with a hybrid/plug-in engine and light construction is the first step for BMW's M division to use an electric engine and presenting high-performance cars without emissions is their main focus. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Celebrating an iconic legend

History notes, that the Porsche 917 became the most successful Porsche race car ever made, while fighting in the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race. This year, the car celebrates its 50 years anniversary. As a form of celebration, Porsche AG. do a special restoration to their legendary car called the Porsche 917 Concept.
Porsche 917 Concept was built as a part of the "Colors of Speed ​​- 50 years of the 917" exhibition. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VYp7Za)
As a reminder, the Porsche 917 first debuted at the 1969 Geneva Motor Show and introduced as a racing car. In the late 60's, Porsche AG produced tens of units of Porsche 917 to compete in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race event. As a result, Porsche dominated in that era.
1969 Porsche 917 K Long Tail coupé / 917-001 Chassis known as one of the most successful Porsche race car ever made in the late 60s Le Mans 24 Hours. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JHC7LZ)
Noted these racing cars won 19 gold medals in those most brutal racing event. And one of the rivals from Porsche 917 in its heyday was the Ford GT40 Mk.I which also had some success on the same race event.

Today, the German auto manufacturer has been restored a Porsche 917 with chassis number 001 for the concept, which visually has more fresh, modern looks and similar to the Porsche 918 Spyder hypercar. And the livery used is a combination of red and white (or 'Salzburg design'), which reminds us of when these legendary car winning the Le Mans 24 hour endurance race in 1970-1971.
One of 1969 Porsche 917 K-Gulf is raced in the group 5 of 1969 Le Mans 24 Hours. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WJqEiT)
In addition to remembering the glorious history of the German automotive manufacturer, it turns out the reappearance of the Porsche 917 Concept is an indication of the presence of the latest hypercar from Porsche. Yes, the Porsche 917 Concept is actually a car used by Porsche for study when they plan to return to the LMP1 class in Le Mans 24 Hours, which finally happened in 2014.

Porsche didn't say exactly when their 917 Concept was built, but we could say the car was the foundation for the birth of the 919 Hybrid. As quoted of Autocar, Chief Design Porsche, Michael Mauer said, "As a designer who believes that the next hypercar must lead to the future, I'm not so sure. There is always an option to see history, but sometimes you can also take the option to make some history."
This 1:1 model of Porsche 917 Concept was created in modelling clay for the return of Porsche to the LMP1 elite class of endurance racing, and the objective of further overall wins in Le Mans associated with this. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WHvJrS)
And according to Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, Porsche hasn't decided what type of powertrain to use on these concept car. A hybrid or electric car seems to be a possibility on the table now.

"If we want the next hypercar to use electricity, then we have to wait, because the battery performance is not in accordance with what we need to meet our performance targets. But it was not decided that the car would be fully electric. There are opportunities with hybrids too. We will make a decision when the time is right."
Steve McQueen, who played a racing driver called Michael Delaney in the 1971 film 'Le Mans,' poses with Porsche 917 in the pit lane. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2w4mZAh)
Not only exhibited through photos, the Porsche 917 Concept made in a 1:1 model and will also be exhibited to the public as part of the "Colors of Speed ​​- 50 years of the 917" exhibition at the Porsche Museum. The exhibition will take place on May 14, 2019 to September 15, 2019, featuring 14 Porsche models, including ten models from the Porsche 917.
One of the iconic performances of the Porsche 917 in the past was when it appeared as a star in the movie titled "Le Mans" which also starred by Hollywood legend Steve McQueen in 1971. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWSROOM PORSCHE | AUTOCAR]
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

McLaren GT made specially for comfort and speed

McLaren Automotive recently launched the newest, very unique supercar named All-new McLaren GT, and it is a grand tourer supercar that made for those who searching for supercar performance at the highest levels of comfort for long-distance journeys. No wonder, the Woking-based auto company also said that it's the most comfortable and spacious supercar ever made by them.
All-new McLaren GT said to be the most comfortable and spacious supercar ever made by the Woking-based auto company. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QhoHrH)
This car also has a very light weight, no wonder if speedy and easier to drive. The light weight of these All-new McLaren GT is obtained from the quality of the material used. Yes, by relying on the framework of carbon fiber and aluminum body, made the power-to-weight ratio is getting better. Made the car lighter, faster, and more responsive than any other model in this niche segment.
Right side view of All-new McLaren GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QhoHrH)
While the overall weight of the vehicle is only 1.5 tons which is said to be only a difference of 130 kilograms from its competitors. It's not excessive if the British auto company says that this car offers a 'true supercar' performance. Although lightweight, but it does not sacrifice driving comfort.
Interior and dashboard view of All-new McLaren GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QhoHrH)
The All-new McLaren GT holds a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that can burst the power up to 620 hp and 630 Nm of peak torque. Those engine power through drove its all-wheels through the 7-speed SSG transmission system. And by relying on Launch Control, this car can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just 3 seconds.
Rear three quarter of All-new McLaren GT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QhoHrH)
Interestingly, this car has a spacious luggage space up to 570 liters. On the back is said to be able to carry a large golf bag. To support comfort while driving, there's the electric heater system has been installed on the seat.
While its infotainment system, the All-new McLaren GT is said to be the most sophisticated at the moment. In its cabin, there're 12 speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system with carbon fiber coating sub-woofers and Kevlar's mid-range speaker units, which further enhances the sporty aura of the car.
All-new McLaren GT is marketed at a price of $210,000 (MSRP) or approx Rp.3.040 billion. And repotedly, these new GT is already available from McLaren dealers around the world with customer deliveries scheduled to begin towards the end of this year. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MCLAREN | MOTOR1]
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Friday, May 17, 2019

Aventador SVJ Roadster looks more sexy while no roof

Lamborghini utilizes the 2019 Geneva Motor Show to introduce the all-new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster. A roofless model of Lamborghini supercar, which is only available in limited numbers ie 800 units, is sold mid-year with a price tag that is certainly not cheap. On the United States market, the Aventador SVJ Roadster is set to start at $573,996 (or appox. Rp.8.2 billion).
All-new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster has been launched at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2HcScXr)
Behind the hood is a 6.5 liter naturally aspirated V12 engine. Yes, even without a turbo, this car is capable of producing the highest power of 769 PS at 8,500 rpm and torsional moment reaches 720 Nm at 6,750 rpm. The overall power is sent to all wheels through a single clutch 7-speed automatic transmission system.

Instead of applying an electric folding roof, the Aventador SVJ Roadster prefers to use the removable hard top manually. Lamborghini also made it from RTM high pressure carbon fiber material. Its weight is only 6 kg, so the owner is easy to lift it. The component can be stored in the front trunk.
Right side view of All-new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: https://cnet.co/2YiT2sv)
Interestingly, the Italian raging bull logoed auto manufacturer set the rear window down, without the need to remove the roof. Certainly the owner can hear the roar of its V12 engine more clearly.

"Driving the Aventador SVJ is basically as interesting, but with additional exclusivity in the form of an open roof option. With the same performance when the roof is closed or open, the Aventador SVJ Roadster combines coupe dynamics with the unique spirit of the Lamborghini roadster," said Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali as quoted of Motor1.
Interior and dashboard view of All-new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2HcScXr)
The Lamborghini claimed their SVJ Roadster structure is strengthened, making it more rigid and safer to drive. This is to compensate for the open roof model that will affect vehicle performance. Thanks to the reinforcement, the weight increased by 50 kg compared to the coupe model.

Even so, the car can still able to accelarate from 0 to 100 kph in 2.9 seconds and penetrate 200 kph from the stop position for 8.8 seconds. The maximum speed you can reach is 350 kph, wow!
Rear side view of All-new Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WvkeUm)
To support its performance, the Aventador SVJ Roadster is given the latest version of the active aerodynamic system, Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA). This feature uses water dams and flaps on intakes and other elements. The point is to increase top speed, maximize downforce, help braking and control when maneuvering at corners.
The braking system entrusts carbon ceramics with a diameter of 400 mm and 6 piston calipers for the front wheels. While behind it is smaller, 380 mm with four piston calipers. Still on its leg sector, the rims differ in size by 20 inches installed in front and 21 inches behind with a lighweight alloy profile. The four are wrapped by Pirelli P Zero Corsa 255/30 ZR20 and 355/25 ZR21 tires. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOSU SOURCES | MOTOR1]
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

When new Corvette C8 mid-engined made in Convertible version

It has long been rumored that the famous American automotive manufacturer Chevrolet will launch the latest Corvette car using the V8 mid-engined composition. And so far the ones that are widely circulating in cyberspace to this day both photos and videos are the figure of a Corvette has a hardtop coupe.
Spy shot of Corvette C8 mid-engined coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2LoDIc9)
Recently there has been a little different as reported by Motor1, when a video clip circulating was taken from the Midengine Corvette Forum (member chazcron). In the clip describes the figure of Corvette in the Convertible version and including how its roof is folded.. 
Folding the roof means there must be a place to store it. From the Chazcron video rendering looks really overhauling the mid-engine Corvette's rear deck into a flatter, yet still attractively sculpted panel. The portion directly behind the seat is tilted upward, and the roof slots vertically into that space.
Spy shot of Corvette C8 mid-engined coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2H1SFeP)
When driving on the road without its roof, the mid-engined Corvette still looks great. Chazcron adds nacelles behind the seats which are both stylish and provide rollover protection. The only thing missing is a wind deflector between the nacelles to make the interior a little quieter when the occupants don't want quite so much wind in their hair while driving on this car.
Spy shot of Corvette C8 mid-engined coupe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2H1SFeP)
The Hardtop Corvette C8 mid-engined coupe will make its official debut at an event in Orange County, California, on July 18, 2019. When launched, this model is reported to be using a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 with 460 horsepower (343 kilowatts) and eight speeds with dual clutch gearbox. Later, there will be a twin-turbo model with around 600 hp (447 kW) and maybe even a hybrid top-range with around 1,000 hp (745 kW).
So far there have been no signs from Chevy for the droptop mid-engined Corvette. But keeping in mind the history of models that offer convertible variants, it's hard to believe that the model won't arrive in the end. With Bowtie expecting high demand for the new generation of 'Vette, the company may not rush to add another body style immediately after the launch of the coupe version.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTOR1 | MOTOR AUTHORITY]
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Ford's most fiercest road-legal car

One of the American auto giants, Ford has recently released the fastest street car they have ever had. The car has the ability to produce power like a supercar.

The car is the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The car dubbed as the 'Super Snake', will be released on the American market starting this fall. By bearing the company's big name certainly the car called the All New Shelby GT500 will offer toughness when driven fast on the road.
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 on display at NAIAS 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Ha6mK9)
The toughness of this car can not be separated from the engine it carries, namely a 5.2-capacity V8 supercharged aluminum alloy handbuilt engine that is mated to a dual-clutch transmission so that it can spit power up to 700 horsepower, similar to a supercar.
The new Shelby GT500 is powered by a hand-built, aluminum alloy 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vN6CIh)
This machine only takes 11 seconds to make the car accelerate from rest to 96 kph. Even said the All New Shelby is claimed to have good performance on the corner and has the best safety system thanks to adopting the Ford GT and Mustang GT4 Racing Programs. It's not wrong if this car was consecrated as the most speeding car ever produced by Ford, in the form of Mustang and street-legal car.

"Being a supercar, the All New Shelby GT500 was born as the 6th generation that offers an exotic impression," said Global Director of Ford Performance Vehicle Programs, Hermann Salen Bauch in an official statement.
The Mustang Shelby GT500 engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vN6CIh)
"This model will have a lighter weight. In addition, we will apply this toughness as the standard performance of American cars with a V8 engine," he added.

Still about the toughness of the engine it carries, the All New Shelby GT500 engine carries aluminum alloy with the intention of saving weight and reducing vibration. Besides that there is one important note, this car is the first Mustang that carries dual clutch transmission. This transmission carries the TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. That means there is no manual transmission offered on this car.

Jim Owens, Ford Performance Marketing Manager said the DCT system can get more engine performance than can be done by humans who need to shift the gears manually. But, Ford Performance Chief Engineer, Carl Widmann does not rule out the possibility of applying a manual transmission to this car in the future.

"Right now, we are only attached DCT, we hear feedback, we are really close to Mustang lovers, and we always listen to what our customers want, right?" Widmann said as quoted by Roadandtrack.
There are no rear seats on the Track Pack version of the GT500, but they do come on the base model. The interior of the vehicle is unique since there is no manual option. Instead, there is a seven-speed DCT for quick shifts. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vN6CIh)
The car offers several driving modes, namely normal, weather, sport, drag, track, and can be seen through the Track Apps. To harness the power and torque, the most powerful Mustang is also equipped with the latest active chassis technology, completed with Michelin track-bred tires and Brembo brakes.

Furthermore, the Shelby GT500 also utilizes updated suspension geometry, a new electronic power steering unit, and lighter coil springs at the front and rear. This latest generation MagneRide active suspension is mated to the latest drive mode technology from Ford Performance. So that makes the Mustang has better track performance and driver control.
Looking at the wheels, you will notice exposed carbon fiber to show off what the Shelby GT500 is made of. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vN6CIh)
About the legs, this car offers 20-inch rims with a rear wheel 0.5 inches wider. Adjustable exposed carbon fiber body problems, track wings and GT4 woven fiber strip dividers with integrated diving fields. The rear seat is removed to reduce weight. Large angled grid openings and muscular hoods are designed to give the best aerodynamic systems inspired by modern fighter jets.

A wider front fender and easel for the Shelby GT500 seat are made 20x11-inch specifically proportional to the rear fenders that hug up to 20x11.5-inch wheels. The rear spoiler also has new standards and updated composite materials.

Despite being able to accelerate quickly, interior comfort is also important for this American auto manufacturer. One of them uses the best compositions. Like using carbon fiber on each side, until the Dark Slate Miko suede door panel with accent stitches. Furthermore, the Recaro racing seat also has a safety harness installed on this car.
Shelby GT500 uses a 12-inch full-color LCD instrument, while the premium B & O audio system Play 12-speaker with high taste is available in its dashboard. All of this is controlled via the 8-inch SYNC 3 touch screen featuring SiriusXM and FordPass Connect.

For new color choices are also offered such as Red Hot, Twister Orange and Iconic Silver. Pictorial lines are also available for the all new Shelby GT500.
With the advent of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 on the road in the near future, of course it was intentionally intended to be a serious and fierce challenger to its competitors such as the Chevy Camaro ZLI and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOMOBLOG | DRIVEZING | ROAD&TRACK]
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Friday, May 10, 2019

New Huracán facelift variants

As we all been knew, that Lamborghini Huracán has entered the age of 5 year olds since it was first introduced in 2015 ago. This supercar has several variants such as Peformante, Spyder, Super Trofeo racing variant and then there are becoming the police cars somewhere in Italy. Of course makes this supercar increasingly known among the world's automotive lovers.
All-new Lamborghini Huracán Evo coupe shown at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VSQ3JM)
So that makes this premium Italian automotive manufacturer felt need to do a facelift on the figure of Huracán so that the appearance becomes more cool and easy to attract more consumers. 

Finally, Lamborghini made its first facelift on the Huracán under the name Lamborghini Huracán Evo and debuted at the North American International Auto Show 2019 in Detroit.
Front view of Lamborghini Huracán Evo coupe shown at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vMfhLj)
The Evo name itself is taken from the Super Trofeo Evo racing variant and these Evo variant is placed in the middle between the Huracán and Huracán Peformante.

Seeing from its appearance, the Huracán Evo looks like the Gallardo facelift that appeared in 2013. But this car has a more conservative bumper than the original variant. This is due to its larger shaped of splitter and intakes plus a Y-shaped design line to confirm that it was the Aventador's 'younger brother'.
As for the back has been equipped with two new-shaped exhausts that is located higher between the lights and diffuser. Meanwhile, the presence of small wings can increase downforce when speeding at the highest speed.

And about the legs, this new Huracán Evo has used a new 20" Giano casted five-spokes alloy wheels wrapped by Pirelli P Zero Corsa 245/30 R20 tires in front and 305/30 R20 at rear.
All-new Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder shown at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: https://cnet.co/2YbPYhQ)
The interior still uses Alcantara with a combination of carbon fiber and Arancio Dryope color tone which adds luxury to these new Huracán variants. The in-car instrument uses multi-finger gesture control, Apple CarPlay, navigation, web radio, and dual-camera telemetry systems.
Left side view of Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder shown at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VSQ3JM)
The new feature embedded in this car is the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI), which is a computer system to control car handling for better cornering and also to control the traction control system and stability system of the car. In addition, Lamborghini Piattaforma Inzerziale (LPI) has also been installed to control acceleration and G-Force while cornering.
Rear three quarter view of Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder shown at 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VSQ3JM)
Huracán's initial power before the facelift was 610 hp. In this Evo version, the V10 engine with a capacity of 5,200 cc has been able to emit power up to 631 hp with 600 Nm of torque.

With the ability to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 2.9 seconds, this is the same numbers as the Peformante version. And it is known that Huracán Evo will be sold to its serious enthusiasts in the range of prices starting at $261,274.
It doesn't stop here. These raging bull logoed automotive manufacturer continues its Huracán facelift on the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show by displaying the Lamborghini Huracán Evo alongside with its newly Evo Spyder variant and Aventador SVJ Roadster.
Reportedly, Huracán Evo Spyder (which will hit the streets this spring with a base price of $287,400) wears a new front fascia with larger air intakes, new underbody aerodynamics and a redesigned diffuser as well as new exhausts that mounted higher up on the rear fascia. *** [EKA | FROM VAROIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | FORBES]
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A concept car made as a tribute to David Bowie

David Bowie is not only a musical genius, a cinematic icon, a multi-talented artist, and world's famous public figure. He is an inspiration to everyone. Not to mention the former PSA Peugeot Citroën designer, Takumi Yamamoto who designed a concept car as an expression to tribute to Bowie and his music through the 'DB Project.'
A sleek, white concept car built as a tribute to British singer David Bowie made by Japanese car designer Takumi Yamamoto. (Picture from: https://aol.it/2WgAVCR)
It took 21 years to make it happen. And finally Yamamoto showed his creation on a full-scale 3D model of the vehicle during the Exposition Concept Car in Paris, which was open to the public and was held from 31 January to 3 February 2019 ago.

"The date of my first sketch read April 1997," Yamamoto as told to Business Insider. Known for its futuristic exterior style 'GT by Citroën' in addition to various creations in the world of the Gran Turismo video game, the Japanese designer hung a Bowie poster in his childhood room in Tokyo.
A car built as a tribute to British singer David Bowie named 'A Portrait of DB,' has been shown at the Exposition Concept Car in Paris. (Picture from: https://aol.it/2WgAVCR)
Working in Paris as an independent car designer when David Bowie died on January 10, 2016, the Yamamoto designed car which was originally to be used as a collaborative display with the artist immediately turned into a tribute car for the artist. To translate his pencil drawing and produce a 3D model, Yamamoto asked for help from his former co-worker at PSA.

A concept car model made as a tribute to British singer David Bowie named 'A Portrait of DB,' also claimed as the world’s first 3D printed, full-scale concept car will soon be unveiled thanks to the collaborative efforts of Massivit 3D Printing Technologies, Marie 3D and car designer Takumi Yamamoto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2vvuXCn)
Cyrille Ancely, who specializes in computer style, expressed interest in Takumi's idea of ​​translating someone's character into a car. After hours of experimentation, both creative minds transformed Bowie's work into an algorithm that "creates parametric patterns" to be applied to cars. Basically extracting key words from Bowie's work in the design of his car.

A CGI artists named Alexandre Larnac were then recruited to turn on concept cars, learn various pencil sketches and 3D transcripts, highlighting the superiority of the concept..

And to complete the car and then given a name 'A Portrait of DB', Yamamoto and the team found Marie 3D which has the 'MASSIVit 3D' largest 3D printer in the world. And realizing the opportunity to promote the new technology, the company agreed to make and produce Yamamoto's dream car.
Until now, there is still no clear picture of the vehicle. But in the future, Yamamoto hopes to develop this project with further evolution. Asked about the predictions of this car being produced, he replied, "Why not, but I'm not sure which brand will accept this concept!" *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TAKUMI YAMAMOTO | SIGNIFICA | AOL]
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Chinese brand shown sophisticated MPV concept

Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company or GAC Motor occupies Hall B at Cobo Center, the venue for the 2019 Detroit Auto Show which is officially titled The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2019. By aligning the products on display with the NAIAS 2019 tagline: Vision Unlimited, one of the mainstays displayed by GAC Motor is a concept car called the GAC Entranze EV Concept.
GAC Entranze Concept Car, a concept vehicle from GAC Motor shown at NAIAS 2019, Cobo Center, Detroit. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VA21b2)
Born under the auspices of GAC Motor, a subsidiary of the GAC Group ranked 202nd from the list of the companies that successfully penetrated the Fortune Global 500. It turned out that the Entranze EV Concept was not fully born in China, but was developed by the GAC Advanced Design Center in Los Angeles, United States, as quoted from PRNewsWire.
Left side view with all-doors opened of GAC Entranze Concept Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GUcGVR)
The "translation" in the simple sentences of these GAC Motor Concept car is a family vehicle, and is categorized in a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Then the layout in the cabin is 7-seaters with a configuration of 3 + 2 + 2, adopted autonomous technology aka without drivers or self-driving. Inside the cabin, there is a board containing super modern features, two OLED screens on the left and right side, and one screen in the middle.
Right side view of GAC Entranze Concept Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VA21b2)
"Entranze is a representation of GAC's extraordinary experience exploring the market through the tradition of America's famous land travel," said GAC Executive Design Director, Pontus Fontaeus, when explaining this concept car, as quoted of Motor1.

"We are trying to design a special vehicle that offers a better driving experience, as well as being familiar with users. It is this deep relationship between riding and passengers which is the backbone of our project," he added.
Rear view of GAC Entranze Concept Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VA21b2)
Unfortunately, even though they have been explained that the Entranze is an Electric Vehicle (EV) aka pure electric-powered car, GAC Motor still leaves a mystery in the engine sector. Where only mentioned that the fuel is renewable energy.

Then also mentioned that the Entranze EV Concept engine settings will be the same as Enverge, which is the previous GAC Motor concept car which was exhibited last year. If it's true, then this car can go as far as 595 km with a single battery charged. Yes, of course it will be similar to Enverge's achievement.
It is interesting to look forward to whether this concept car will enter the production line. Although GAC currently only sells cars in China,  hopes to eventually expand into the U.S. market in near future. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE STREET | MOTOR1 | PRNEWSWIRE] 
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