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Saturday, November 9, 2019

Have You ever seen this Enzo-based supercar?

Supercar manufacturers ranging from large to newly emerging many scattered throughout the world to meet the demand of exotic car enthusiasts, namely those billionaires who are known to have a lot of money.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design with a slick combined design of Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
Usually, well-known manufacturers bring up one model in a limited number, thereby contributing to limit ownership of that model. So many enthusiasts of exotic cars are forced to be disappointed because they cannot have it.

This gave rise to a niche in the market which was then used by other manufacturers to use it. For example, when Ferrari has launched the Ferrari Enzo supercar masterpiece in 2002 to 2004 and produced in limited quantities (only 400 units worldwide). So you can imagine how rare the supercar was.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.3 seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
Because the Ferrari Enzo does have its own charm, in addition to being made in very limited quantities, the car is also specifically designed to honor the Enzo Ferrari (the company founder). In addition, the pride of the Ferrari car has a super high price, and the Enzo is no longer produced. So that many Ferrari fans become disappointed because they can not have it.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design uses a V12, 5400cc BMW-owned engine, which able to spew power up to 489 horsepower. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
But don't worry, because from a deep Alpine valley on the Swiss-Italian border comes the mad-as-a-hatter Simbol Design Lavazza GTX-R supercar. If it’s as sinister as its dark-sounding home town of Crevoladossola, it should be quite a ride. This high-powered machine has been in drawn-out development and prototype testing since 2004.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design has been in drawn-out development and prototype testing since 2004. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
Simbol Design, formerly Automobili Lavazza — not to be confused with Italy’s biggest coffee company — was founded in 1975 by Enrico Lavazza. For years he produced racing prototypes, kit cars, and replicas. The company was rebranded in 2005 when Enrico’s son Fabio took the reins.

This supercar has a shape that is almost similar to the Ferrari Enzo, especially on the front, then when looking at the top there's a roof scoop that immediately reminds us of the figure of Pagani Zonda. So it can be said that the car has a slick combined design of Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda.
2011 Lavazza GTX-R by Simbol Design with the price estimated at around £270,000 (or approx Rp.5 billion). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2qduZQ8)
But the difference, the Lavazza GTX-R uses a V12 BMW-owned engine, which has a capacity of 5,400 cc which able to spew power up to 489 horsepower and combined with 6-speed electro-pneumatic transmission system. Although it is called the Enzo wannabe, the GTX-R's performance is not embarrassing, because the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.3 seconds.

The car body is made of carbon-Kevlar built atop a tubular steel frame resulting in a total mass of just 1,080 kg. With a body like that, it's no wonder that this vehicle has been turning heads. The car also comes in two types, convertible coupes, and roadsters.
Although not specified in detail, but in that time the automaker assured that the car has a price that is much cheaper than the original Enzo. As quoted from MoneyWeek in 2010, the car price estimated at around £270,000 (or approx Rp.5 billion). Until now, We never knew how many the GTX-R cars ever built? Or do you wanna see another supercar creation made of the Ferrari Enzo named Gemballa MIG-U1?

As if it suddenly became a mystery, since we can't access the company official sites @ https://www.simboldesign.com/ No info whether the manufacturer is still active or not?  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CHECK HOOK BOXING | MONEYWEEK | CARBUZZ | THE TIMES | AUTOBLOG] 
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Friday, November 8, 2019

This is the Diablo You've never heard before

And if you are a supercar enthusiast who grew up in the 1990s, You probably know almost all of the Lamborghini Diablo variants. There are SV, VT, S30 Jota, even GTR. But have you ever heard of this kind of variant called the Lamborghini 132 GT1?
1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WMv4Gn)
At the end of the 1990s, everybody was getting into high-end racing, partly because thought it was awesome, but partly because it was theoretically possible to go racing at the top level with a legally street-car-based racing car. 

Few famous automotive brands tried it out, even Ferrari (usually mere focused on Formula One alone) attempted with their Ferrari F50 GT. Some of them even managed to have success, like McLaren with their F1 GTR, which claimed overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Right side view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36A9BVM)
Seeing all this craziness going on, Lamborghini decided to get into it, too – which was unusual, when you consider that Lamborghini didn’t have a lot of racing pedigree at the time. Yes at that time, Lamborghini started an ambitious sports car racing program that would make it compete with the Porsche 911 GT1, McLaren F1 GTR, etc.
Left side view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PRoE7K)
Then Lamborghini collaborated with a French company, Signes Advanced Technology (SAT), to design and build a racing car. In the beginning, everything went well, those two companies collaboration even succeeded in building a single road-going example to complement the racing car, and making it managed to get a homologation approval of the FIA to make it all legal.

Unfortunately, this project was suddenly canceled, but already there are 2 units of Diablo racing cars that have been built. It’s unclear as to why the program came to an end, though we can make a few reasonable guesses. The cars were built in early 1998, but by September of that year, Audi bought Lamborghini and the program was brought to a halt. 
Interior view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NNZcNy)
In the end, the race version of the Lamborghini 132 GT1 ended up competing a little bit in Japan. The road car, such as it is, actually still exists, but what is needed is one look to understand that it is a true classic Lamborghini beast.
Engine view of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NNZcNy)
Of its appearance, where the car's exterior appears were full of the strong lines typical design of the 1990s wrapped in a strong carbon fiber material as well, which dramatically changed the look of Lamborghini's flagship car in the time.
Rear three-quarter of 1998 Lamborghini 132 'Diablo' GT1. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36A9BVM)
Then the interior is also very different from the standard version due to it has been equipped with a custom pedal box, open shifters and of course, all the buttons, compact switches, and bucket seats, even the roll cages are present in it. Just like what we can expect from the best race car ever.
The car's powertrain is a 6.0 liter V12 naturally aspirated engine capable of producing power of up to 655 horsepower. So that not only from the appearance and performance of this car will be recognized but also from the sound. How fierce this Yellow Devil roaring was, can You hear it! Are you wanna see the Strosek, another unique Diablo variant! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | UPOST | LOVE CARS | FIA HISTORIC DATABASE]
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Next Nissan electric-powered crossover vehicle

At the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019 event, Nissan Motor Co. launched the Nissan Ariya Concept, an Electric-powered crossover vehicle that uses twin electric motors, has strong acceleration, with award-winning driver assistance technology. The new Nissan Ariya concept car was introduced at this time, intended to mark the new era for the company in redefining its philosophy for the next phase of motor vehicle evolution.
Nissan Ariya Concept has debuted at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/334jcSr)
The Ariya concept has a spacious premium cabin with high-tech features and a body that displays the pure and clean nature of an electric car. This design embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility's vision for personal transportation that provides a seamless and adaptive travel experience that is free of accidents or harmful emissions through electrification and vehicle intelligence.

The Ariya concept revives the design elements that have been displayed through the Nissan IMx concept car when it was present at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. The design elements include a bold V-motion electric shield that is bold and the rear light blades are striking short overhangs and a wider interior that looks more like a fancy lounge than a conventional vehicle cabin.
Although the concept car, bold style, and unconventional interior and exterior elements of this electric-powered crossover vehicle are very likely to be produced in the near future. "Ariya is a strong collaboration between design and engineering expertise. This is the next stage of Nissan's future design language," said Yasuhiro Yamauchi, the Executive Representative of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ]
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Monday, November 4, 2019

A unique pulse-jet powered scooter from the cold-war era

If we see a scooter with a conventional petrol engine, or an electric motorcycle today maybe that is common. But what if the two-wheeled vehicle uses a jet engine? This just deserves to be called unique and eccentric.
The Grand Thrust Star 100, a pulse-jet powered scooter by Randy Regier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
Yes, during the cold war around the 1950-1960s, the United States had developed a unique scooter that used a jet engine that was named the Grand Thrust Star 100 and used extensively across the country.
Synthetic photo documentation (above) that suggests that these vehicles were made in large numbers and were common to every major American city during those years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
It was said that this scooter was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' at that time.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was developed during the Cold War and used extensively across the United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
With a unique and vintage design through a rounded and aerodynamic look typical of a scooter that was inspired by the shape of a jet at that time, so the Grand Thrust Star 100 has become a pop icon in its time. But unfortunately in the late 1970s these scooters were decommissioned/scrapped.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pq9v2p)
This is what drives Randy Regier, an American artist who is trying to revive the unique figure of the jet-engined scooter. Not as a daily vehicle, but limited to installation art to be exhibited to the American public.

As quoted of Silodrome, the project includes the creation of a functioning pulse-jet powered scooter, accompanied by synthetic historic images, multiple handmade period-correct toys and kits, hand-painted posters, magazine ads, and an insignia chart

The only thing Reiger has not yet done is to ride the scooter himself. He built it to be fully operational, pulse jet and all, but has not yet put it to the ultimate test. Are you wanna see another American classic scooters?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SILODROME | DRIVETRIBE | RIDEAPART | SOLOMOTO]
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Japanese 'sportscar' made from recycled materials

Innovation in the automotive world continues to move towards the concept of environmentally friendly. Like the concept car on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, made from plants and agricultural waste. And then talking about environmentally friendly cars isn't just a matter of switching fossil fuels to electricity.
A Japanese 'sportscar' named Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) made from recycled materials on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33awUn5)
The car in question is the Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) which is a new project from Japan. This concept car is environmentally friendly because the components of this car use materials from plants and recycling agricultural waste.
The Nano Cellulose Vehicle (NCV) project made by a consortium of 22 universities in Japan, research institutes, and several large companies and runs by the Japanese Ministry of Environment since 2016. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33awUn5)
The NCV project does not work alone but through a consortium of 22 universities in Japan, research institutes, and several large companies. And this project has been run by the Japanese Ministry of Environment since 2016

As quoted from Carscoops, which states that the NCV car uses Celloluse Nanofiber derived from recycled plant material and agricultural waste. For information, and on the NCV concept car, the material is used to build bodies including doors, roofs to hood and trunk. Not only the body, CNF is also used in the framework of this car.
In the interior of the Nano Celullose Vehicle (NCV) is dominated by wood materials, from the dashboard to the steering wheel. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33awUn5)
It was also mentioned the use of these materials was 50 percent lighter than the material currently used. And according to one member of the consortium, the person in charge of exterior design from Toyota Customizing & Development, Yuzo Niimi, said that in general this car has a sporty design with sharp lines indentation.
To support the design, this concept car also uses a butterfly wing door model, multi-spoke wheels and taillights design that is reminiscent of the American car model Chrysler ME Four-Twelve. Looking into the cabin, the NCV is clad in an all-wood interior, with the steering wheel model of two bars that already have a gear shifter.  
Besides being lighter, this car made from plants and agricultural waste also produces relatively small emissions. Not much is revealed about how under the hood, but it is mentioned for energy sources that are used using hydrogen fuel cells and can only run a maximum of 20 kilometers per hour (12 mph).

Yes, all of this good effort returns to ourselves. Is there a desire to implement it in the automotive industry which may now be in the comfort zone with the use of existing materials such as metal, plastic, or glass fiber and so on. Let's wait and see. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS | MASHABLE] 
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A smart future shuttle vehicle concept of Toyota

Tokyo will be the host of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Toyota Motor Corporation, as one of the Japanese automotive manufacturers is participating by offering mass public transportation facilities in the future. And reported, a total of 20 units of special vehicles that are labeled as Toyota e-Palette will support mobility during the world's biggest sports events taking place from July 24 to August 9, 2020.
Toyota e-Palette is a modern public shuttle vehicle concept that uses electricity as its main driver. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pZHA9t)
The Toyota e-Palette is a modern public shuttle vehicle concept that uses electricity as its main driver. But what's interesting about this vehicle is the autonomous and special features to support the Tokyo 2020 events. This vehicle has undergone a number of calibrations, in particular, to adjust to the needs that are associated with the world's major sporting events.
Toyota e-Pallete is designed according to the needs of Olympic and Paralympic athletes to serve their mobility during the Tokyo 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pZHA9t)
Toyota e-Palette not only able to transport normal people but should be able to transport and support people with disabilities. "We have developed the vehicle by adapting to various conditions of passengers including people with disabilities," explained Takahiro Muta, Head of the Tokyo 2020 Version e-Palette development in a press release. "This vehicle is designed according to the needs of Olympic and Paralympic athletes to serve their mobility during the Tokyo 2020," he continued.
Toyota e-Pallete is designed to accommodate 20 seated passengers, 4 wheelchairs and 7 standing passengers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WtLR14)
Actually, the e-Palette concept has been present since 2018 as the first Toyota autonomous vehicle. This car is a reflection of Toyota's future step into a transition to becoming a mobility company that carries the theme of Mobility for All. And now the vehicle concept is being on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
From its appearance, the Toyota e-Palette has a front and rear display with an almost similar design. Then the interior uses trim, floors, seating and other components by using contrasting colors so that it is very helpful for those who have deficiencies in vision. In addition, this vehicle is designed to accommodate 20 seated passengers, 4 wheelchairs and 7 standing passengers.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics events, Toyota e-Palette will be operated and served the athletes' villages to transport athletes and staff around the area. But it does not rule out the possibility that in the future this vehicle will be mass-produced and made into urban public transportation rides. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOYOTA | AUTOCAR | DEZEEN]
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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Japanese hoverbike ready to fly in 2020

The human desire to be able to fly like a bird has been around for a long time. But after the creation of the aircraft in the early 20th centuries at least some parts of these ambitions have been fulfilled.
Visitors see the Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
Along with the development of technology, it turns out humans still feel unsatisfied when they flying within an airplane only. So by using the technology have, they engineer another flying vehicle in addition to airplanes. And one of them is a flying motorcycle or a hoverbike.

Recently, a Tokyo-based drone specialized startup company named A.L.I Technologies Inc. showing off its hoverbike products at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS). And the plan is that the hoverbikes will be sold starting 2020.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show by A.L.I Technologies Inc and reportedly will be sold to consumers starting from 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
Of the appearance, the company's hoverbike named Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition. Even though at first glance the driver's "position" resembles a motorcycle rider, in fact, it said has a look inspired by a sports car. Although the details have not been published, clearly this hoverbike has become a magnet in one of the world's leading automotive expo events.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show is capable of floating in the air as high as 2 meters in just three seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The company claims that this hoverbike is capable of floating in the air as high as 2 meters in just three seconds. And the hoverbike is also capable of flying while on speeding at high speed. Unfortunately, as reported by Nippon, this hoverbike has not obtained permission yet from Japan's relevant authorities to be able to use it on the streets in the country.
The engine view of Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show by A.L.I Technologies Inc. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The flying motorbike on display at the automotive expo event is most likely a mockup that is touted as a future product in the world of transportation. Dimensionally, this hoverbike has a length of 2.8 meters and also has ten propellers mounted on its body. As for the engine, it uses the petrol engine but the details remain unknown yet.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show has ten propellers mounted on its body. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The company says this model will be launched in 2020, outside Japan (prices have not yet been released), but orders have begun. Furthermore, it is also mentioned, that this hoverbike will be built and marketed in limited quantities. Large scale production is expected to begin in 2021 so that it can reach the Japanese market in 2022.

And the video below was another hoverbike concept of the same company.
Unfortunately, the price of this future vehicle is still not mentioned yet even though it is believed the hoverbike will have a price equivalent to a sports car. How much do you think it prices? Are you curious? Wanna see another flying motobike, the Lazareth LMV 496.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | A.L.I TECHNOLOGIES INC. | NIPPON.COM | DRONE.JP | AUTOS&MOTORES]
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Renewable fuel through artificial leaf technology

Sometimes the progress of science and technology can amaze us, like what is being studied by scientists at Cambridge University. Although this can be said as an initial stage, this could be a technological breakthrough to produce renewable energy.
An illustration of the artificial leaf. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/326HUk1)
Recently, scientists developed artificial leaves that can suck in sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to produce synthesis gas, a gas that can be used as an alternative to fossil fuels.

Chemists at Cambridge University want to develop a device that is inspired by the natural events of photosynthesis. After seven years of research, the experts created what is called an artificial leaf. The research itself has been published in Nature Materials journal.

Like real leaves, these artificial leaves do not need bright sunlight to function. According to scientists, the leaves will work efficiently even in rainy or cloudy weather. In other words, the technology will not be affected by the season.
Cambridge's artificial leaf uses two perovskite light absorbers and a cobalt catalyst to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into syngas. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JIabHn)
"We can use it from morning to night anywhere in the world," said Virgil Andrei, a Ph.D. candidate student who is also the lead author of the study. As reported by the Iflscience page, the artificial leaf uses carbon nanotubes with two light absorbers combined with a cobalt-made of catalyst.

After being immersed in water, the reaction will begin with one light absorber using a catalyst to produce oxygen, while the other absorbers carry out chemical reactions to reduce carbon dioxide and water to carbon monoxide and hydrogen.

These three gases are the basis of synthesis gas. The synthesis gas has about half of the natural energy density, but it has several uses in the production of liquid fuels and is considered a renewable energy source.

"You may not have heard of syngas itself but every day, you consume products that were created using it. Being able to produce it sustainably would be a critical step in closing the global carbon cycle and establishing a sustainable chemical and fuel industry," added senior author Professor Erwin Reisner from Cambridge's Department of Chemistry

"What we'd like to do next, instead of first making syngas and then converting it into liquid fuel, is to make the liquid fuel in one step from carbon dioxide and water," added Reisner. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NATURE MATERIALS | IFLSCIENCE | SCIENCE DAILY | NEW ATLAS]
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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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Monday, October 28, 2019

Mitsubishi presented the first turbine-engined electric vehicle

When present as one of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show participants, Mitsubishi used the opportunity by making the first debut of a unique small-sized SUV concept car owned and given the name of Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept.

Why is it called unique? Due to the MI-Tech concept car is touted as the first electric car to use a turbine engine. In fact, this car is arguably the first and only turbine-engined car ever implemented in the real world. Really?
Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jk6uXS)
Mitsubishi presents the MI-Tech concept as a new breakthrough from the PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) cars. If all this time the PHEV used a combination of petrol engines and electric motors, and now in the MI-Tech concept has been replaced by turbine engines and electric motors.

Where this turbine engine has functions the same as a petrol engine in the PHEV as we know in the first place, namely as an electric energy generator to supply the battery's needs.
Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept equipped with a turbine engine and 4 electric motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jk6uXS)
The MI-Tech concept car has 4 electric motors to drive it and spin independently. This is intended not only to prevent the tires slip symptoms on the off-road roads, but it's also allowed to control the four electric motors separately. So that makes the MI-Tech concept can maneuver to the side like a panzer or tank.
Mitsubishi still has no plans for the mass production of MI-Tech. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Jk6uXS)
Furthermore, Hiroshi Nagaoka, Executive Officer, Senior Vice President (Engineering) of Mitsubishi Motors revealed, that the car's turbine engine can be set to consume various types of fuel, ranging from diesel fuel, kerosene up to alcohol. This fuel consumption flexibility allows the MI-Tech concept can be suited in many places that have different fuel qualities.
Even though it still consumes fossil fuels, but the car emissions are claimed to be lower than conventional combustion engines with NOx (nitrogen oxide) levels practically non-existent. Mitsubishi chose this turbine engine because of its compact dimensions and lighter weight compared to conventional petrol engines.

But this turbine engine can't be likened with an aircraft turbine engine because it has a smaller size and capability. Until now Mitsubishi still has not planned mass production of MI-Tech, but the company said it was still trying to develop it in that direction. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ] 
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