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Sunday, May 8, 2022

BMW Motorrad once launched 3 decades ahead motorcycle figure

~Good 2B TRUE~ In the year of 2016 is a milestone of the BMW Group's existence in the world for over 100 years, as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary, the German automotive company introduce a series of their future products.

Previously, the 'crazy' concept of BMW has been applied to the Rolls Royce and Mini, at once also as a vision of the German vehicles in the future. This time, before the end of the year, they introduced also the future motorcycle named BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100.
BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. (Picture from: Motorcycle)
"Normally when we design a motorcycle, we think five to ten years into the future. But for this model, we seem to think further ahead, in delivering exciting driving experience," said Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design of BMW Motorrad, as quoted from Autoblog on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Front three quarter of BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. (Picture from: Motorcycle)
"The Next Vision 100 is a motorcycle model embodies the vision of the BMW Group to link the analog driving experience with the digital age. Motorcycles was a story about escaping from monotonous daily life," said Heinrich furthermore.
Rear side view of BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100. (Picture from: Motorcycle)
The Next Vision 100 has a variety of advanced features such as self-balancing, flexible frames, electric powered, the tire tread can be adjusted to the rider's desired and needed, could be hot and cold. In conjunction with the active assistance systems, these connected elements help keep riders of the Next Vision 100 in complete control of their ride.
As well as anticipating what lies ahead and alerting the user when action is needed, they offer active rider protection and will consign the helmets and body protectors of today to the history books. "The BMW Motorrad Next  Vision 100 is the perfect blend of human and machine," said Heinrich as closing.

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 [15102016] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORCYCLE | AUTOBLOG ]
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Friday, May 6, 2022

How's about the Sesto Elemento?

~Rare ONE~ When Lamborghini introduced their new supercar, Lamborghini Venenoin October 2013, a lot of the world's super-rich people want to have it. This car holds the title as the world's most expensive supercars. Indeed, the famous Italian supercar manufacturer has consistently displays a row of their supercar productions and will undoubtedly make the fans so enthralled by their beauty.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento's name refers to the atomic number of the Carbon element has an atomic number 6 and in Italian called the Sesto Elemento or Sixth Element. (Picture from: Carbuzz)
Until now, a lot of supercars that have been made ​​by Lamborghini, so on this occasion we will try to discuss one of them is the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento as my favorite supercar. This supercar began limited production in early 2013. Its name refers to the atomic number of the Carbon element has an atomic number 6 and in Italian called the Sesto Elemento (or 'Sixth Element').
The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2010. (Picture from: Carbuzz)
As reported Carbuzz, on Monday, January 7, 2013, the Sesto Elemento is a supercar that holds the title as one of the most expensive supercars ever produced by Lamborghini at the time. The price tag of this supercar up to 1.5 million euros (approx U.S. $2.046 million or Rp. 24.8 billion). However, although the price is high, the enthusiasm of the world's billionaire was very high. The proof, the car is already sold out long before Lamborghini produce it.
Top view of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show 2010. However, as the name suggests dimmed along with the presence of the Gallardo and Aventador Roadster. And finally in early 2013 the supercar prototype is manufactured in Lamborghini's factory in Sant'Agata Bolognese.
Interior view of Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. (Picture from: Motorauthority)
This supercar is made in very limited quantities will be produced at only 20 units, each of which uses a sophisticated carbon fiber monocoque structure and body panels made ​​of carbon-reinforced polymer (CRP) materials and no doubt this supercar has a light weight of around 999 kg (2,202 lbs). Remember, the supercar can only be used in the racing circuit..
The Sesto Elemento that produced by Lamborghini is the same car in the concept form. Although the body uses high-tech, but the Sesto Elemento 'only' equipped with an engine that is not entirely new. This supercar uses a V10 engine which is the same as the Gallardo Superleggera. The engine is capable of producing power of 570 hp and just under 400 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from rest to to 100 kph (62 mph) in 2.6 seconds. This supercar can be driven up to a maximum speed of 354 kph (220 mph). *** [EKA [07012014] | FROM PREVIOUS SOURCES | CARBUZZ | AUTOBLOG | CARSCOOPS ]
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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Might be the truck in the future look like this

~FUTURE Off-Roader~ Today it seems, the automotive world and automakers are in high spirits to build some of the most exciting vehicles in decades. And in the midst of the rapid development of electric powertrain and battery technology, more and more people are interested in taking part and entering the competitive field.
Meet the Thundertruck, an all-electric off-road concept that can be configured in a number of different ways - even with an extra component that adds a bigger battery and more wheels! (Picture from: Konfrontasi)
Not only car manufacturers, anyone who has an interest in the automotive world seems to want to be able to make electric cars. One example is what a creative advertising agency called Wolfgang LA did. Recently the firm reported to have launched an electric off-roader with a futuristic design called the Thundertruck, which is said also to be in mass production soon. 

As quoted of CarScoops, this Thundertruck is a side project of co-founders Wolfgang LA, namely Colin Jeffery and Mike Geiger and has been ongoing for the past two years with the assistance of many automotive experts as well as engineers, designers, and sculptors. 
There’s more than a few hints of Tesla’s Cybertruck in its design, but the Thundertruck packs more than a few of its own very clever touches. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
And this Wolfgang LA's unique electric-powered truck is said to focus on some kind of innovative creation and cutting-edge design, where through this new design they want to show a unique alternative view of today' rapidly evolving EV truck revolution with features never seen before attached on the such vehicles.
The Thundertruck says the beast has a theoretical range of 644 kilometres from its 180kWh battery pack, with a combined power and torque output from its dual electric motors of 590kW and 1085Nm. (Picture from: SlashGear)
Indeed, by providing unrestricted freedom to express ideas, allowing designers to let their minds run wild and think of interesting ideas that might be applied to the proposed vehicle. The first thing that catches the eye of the Thundertruck's design is its shape, this is interesting because it will make the Tesla Cybertruck looks ordinary and nothing.
There're the “Solar Awning” that fits into a pair of storage pods on the roof and folds out either side of the truck when it is stationary to not only provide shade, but also top up the Thundertruck’s batteries. (Picture from: OtoBandung)
How not, on this Thundertruck figure there are almost no front or rear overhangs and also no traditional hood with a windshield that extends right into the front of the truck. Elsewhere, the Thundertruck has been envisioned with LED headlights, coupled with the embedding of a set of wheels wrapped in off-road tread tires.
The ‘Solar Awning’ provides shade and a handy top-up charge for the batteries and additional tents. (Picture from: OtoBandung)
Other key design highlights of the vehicle are the unique positioning of the doors, the range extender in the form of additional set of wheels that directly connects to the back of the vehicle. The kind of a unique feature adds a range of 160 miles (257 km) for a total range of 560 miles (900 km) and also converts the Thundertruck into a 6x6 vehicle with better off-road capabilities.

Another unique features are the two large solar panel awnings that help to charge the Thundertruck during its long touring journey. Besides that, it can also function as additional tents so that it can make the camping atmosphere comfortable and easy with the additional shade of the tents. As quoted of STuff, the firm says their beast has a theoretical range of 644 kilometres from its 180kWh battery pack, with a combined power and torque output from its dual electric motors of 590kW and 1085Nm.
The Thundertruck’s smartest trick is the detachable range extender unit that not only adds more range and grunt, but also two more wheels. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Furthermore by experimenting with new car features on this eye-catching design at least shows us what the future of trucks might look like. As You can be seen the Thundertruck takes the concept of an all-terrain EV truck to a new level with exciting concepts executed into a beautiful 3D-rendered image, making it as one-of-a-kind vehicle that's described of an off-roader in the future.

It could be said that the Thundertruck is not only a unique handy electric powered truck, also could be the perfect demonstration of how the future truck can give its users something more thanks to its increadible EV construction.
Wolfgang LA said that they have spoken to several technology companies, potential production partners and investors about the possibility to bring their Thundertruck project into a production version, which is estimated to cost around $70,000 each.👀

It will be interesting if the Thundertruck can be realized later, of course the Tesla Cybertruck not alone anymore under its uniqueness and oddity, soon it would be get a commensurate rival, so we'll just have to wait.🤗 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WOLFGANG LA | THUNDERTRUCK | STUFF.CO.NZ | CARSCOOPS | ROBBREPORT | SLASHGEAR ]
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Thursday, April 28, 2022

This Soviet monster left dull and rusting on the shore of the Caspian Sea

~Ended in Vain~ After some time ago, we had discussed the Bartini-Beriev VVA-14, one of the Soviet Union's seaplane could be functioned as an ekranoplan that can fly very close to the surface of the water or land by utilizing an aerodynamic principle called the ground effect. So have any true ekranoplanes ever been built other than the seaplane mentioned above?
The Lun-class MD-160 Ekranoplan is designed by by Rostislav Alexeyev back in 1975 as a battleship-killing ekranoplan that could hover only inches above the water, making it difficult for enemy radar to detect. (Picture from: IndoMiliter)
Well, during the cold war era, the Soviet Union had developed true ekranoplan, some kind of a hybrid winged ship featured with Wings in Ground Effect (WIG) technology. It has been known only one unit ever built named the Lun-class MD-160 Ekranoplan was equipped with very lethal anti-ship missiles and also powered by several turbojets, so made it able to soar quickly above the ocean waves.
The only Soviet-era Lun-class MD-160 ekranoplan ever completed has been left to rust for 30 years, but now this remarkable flying machine is on the move.. (Picture from: Tekno-Tempo)
The Soviet engineers of Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau began building this ekranoplan for the Sovyet Union Navy in 1987 and upon completion it was put into service for a very short time ranging from 1989 to the 1990s. Early in its construction, the Soviet's ekranoplan was designed by Rostislav Alexeyev back in 1975 as a battleship-killing ekranoplan that could hover only inches above the water, making it difficult for enemy radar to detect. This ekranoplan is also equipped with eight turbojet engines mounted on the front and capable to give it a speed of up to 375 miles per hour.
The only Soviet-era Lun-class MD-160 ekranoplan is equipped with eight turbojet engines mounted on the front and capable to give it a speed of up to 375 miles per hour. (Picture from: Merah-Putih)
During the construction process, the winged ship project received great attention from NATO. How not, the Soviet's ekranoplan manned by 10 crews capable to hovering between 1 to 5 meters above the ocean waves at a speed of Mach-3, and is equipped with six P-270 Moskit anti-ship missiles. Those kind of missiles can carry nuclear warheads, capable hit targets from a distance of 64 miles, and considered more lethal than the US Navy's Harpoon missiles.
By carrying ix P-270 Moskit anti-ship missiles, the Lun-class MD-160 Ekranoplan has capability to sink large enemy ships, including the US Navy aircraft carrier. (Picture from: Merah-Putih)
By carrying such weapon system as mentioned above, the Lun-class MD-160 Ekranoplan has capability to sink large enemy ships, including the US Navy aircraft carrier, so that with such killing abilities, it is no doubt that it has earned it the nickname of the Caspian Sea Monster.
Today the MD-160 Ekranoplan even more worsened, it can be seen from the ekranoplan fuselage looks dull and rusty here and there. (Picture from: Merah-Putih)
However, with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the end of the cold war, the ekranoplan project stalled. There is only one ekranoplan that has been successfully produced, and even then with a relatively short service time and without fighting. In the 1990s, the Lun-class MD-160 Ekranoplan was retired and kept at the Kaspiysk Naval Base.
The only Lun-class MD-160 ekranoplan is actually going to be moved from the Kaspiysk Naval Base to a park in Derbent, Dagestan on July 31, 2020, but it was still hampered when the ekranoplan failed to tow ashore and ended up sitting on the shore of the Caspian Sea. (Picture from: CNN)
Now, the Caspian Sea Monster was only a name. Its story should be entered the final chapter, which is to become a display in a museum. So, this winged ship is actually going to be moved from the Kaspiysk Naval Base to a park in nearest city of Derbent, Dagestan on July 31, 2020. However, the transfer effort was still hampered when the 380 tonnes ekranoplan failed to tow ashore and ended up sitting on the shore of the Caspian Sea.
This condition no doubt made the MD-160 Ekranoplan even more worsened. It can be seen from the ekranoplan fuselage looks dull and rusty here and there which is now a selfie location for some people who pass by. In fact, there are also people who climb the wings of it to take pictures. There was a sad possibility that the sea monster would be blown to pieces by the times. Surely it was a very tragic ending for one of the most impressive rides ever built.😢 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | CNN ]
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Here's the Opel Speedster as the Colani's thought it should be look like

~Maestro Works~ Today we would like to talk about the customization of a car based on the Opel Speedster which among automotive enthusiasts knows it as a cutie tiny sports car made by Opel between 2000 and 2005. Indeed, in standard conditions there is nothing special about this car.
The Colani Shark Speedster is built and designed by Luigi Colani in collaboration with a German auto design house of Reinhard Stahl. (Picture from: Autoweek.nl)
So on one occasion the famous designer Luigi Colani once criticized the design of the Opel Speedster, according to him it has too little of its own face. So then the maestro was interested in designing the car as he thought it should have looked. To realize the car design, Colani did not collaborate with the automaker but collaborated with a German auto design house of Reinhard Stahl.
The Colani Shark Speedster (on the right) posed along with its model donor the Opel Speedster (on the left). (Picture from: OpelGT)
See what happened after getting a touch of design from Luigi Colani, suddenly the face of the Opel Speedster changed completely, and the Colani Shark Speedster that's the customized result car name which then the car was introduced for the first time to the public at the 2002 Essen Motor Show.
The Colani Shark Speedster is intended to show the car as Colani thought it should have looked. (Picture from: OpelGT)
Judging from the design after got special touches from Luigi Colani, it clearly differs from the base model by featuring smooth, rounded and more sloping lines on the front resembled the 'shark' shape (perhaps this is why this custom car got its name) coupled with three rounded headlights. While at the rear, Luigi Colani also applies the smooth rounded lines similar to the front and replaces Opel's default taillights with three pairs of round lights.
The Colani Shark Speedster is clearly differs from the base model by featuring smooth, rounded and more sloping lines on the front resembled the 'shark' shape with three rounded headlights. (Picture from: OpelGT)
For the interior there is no change and remains the same as the based model. Likewise in the drivetrain, where this Colani Shark is powered by a 2.2 liter 16V engine which is also used by the Opel Speedster, and is capable of blowing power up to 147 horsepower. So the car's performance numbers also seems no different, with the acceleration capability from 0 to 100 kph done in 5.9 seconds and has a top speed of 217 kph.
The Colani Shark Speedster is doesn't seem many his typical 'Biodesign' lines that usually appeared extremely many in other Colani's automotive works. (Picture from: Facebook)
There is an interesting thing to note, when compared to other cars by Colani, it feels like the Colani Shark custom car design doesn't seem many his typical 'Biodesign' lines that usually appeared extremely many in other automotive works of him. And it could be said that the Shark is more acceptable than other Colani's car works.
It is not known what the Opel's reaction after seeing this Colani version, but the designer at that time ever planned to make a smaller series of cars. But so far it is not known how many of the Colani Shark have been produced. By the way, have you ever seen this kind of car on the streets this day? ***  [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OPELGT | LUIGI COLANI DESIGNS | WEIRDWHEELS | AUTOWEEK.NL | TOTALCAR.HU ]
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Monday, April 25, 2022

Remembering the Mazda Furai supercar

~Unfortunate ONE~ As we all know that there are so many supercars that have been developed by world-renowned manufacturers but over time many of them have disappeared caused by various reasons and made them are not known by the public today. For example, the Japanese supercar concept named the Mazda Furai has gone to ashes due to an unexpected fire accident when used on the track back in the 2013.
The Mazda Furai Concept supercar is inspired by streamers fluttering in the wind. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
Well, on this occasion we will discuss a little about the unfortunate concept car made by Mazda, one of Japan's leading automakers, and was first introduced to the public at the North American International Auto Show 2008 in Detroit, United States. Reportedly, the Mazda Furai supercar was built to celebrate 40th anniversary of Mazda's legendary rotary engine.
Front view of Mazda Furai Concept supercar with opened doors looks very stylish, unique and fierce as well. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
The mentioned above supercar was known as the fifth concept in Mazda's Nagare (flow) series, and designed by Franz von Holzhausen whose said it's supposed to look like streamers fluttering in the wind. So, the Furai name could be interpreted by the 'sound of the wind,' it might be reffered to the twisted lines like the wind are sculpted all over its body, or its engine' roar produces a sound like a strong wind blowing
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The Mazda Furai Concept supercar was known as the fifth concept in Mazda's Nagare (flow) series, and designed by Franz von Holzhausen. (Picture from: id.Motor1)
The exterior of this supercar looks very stylish, unique and fierce as well. It could been seen ranging from the headlights design with slanted design combined with somekind of blue light which surrounds free form lines on each side of the front and sides of the body, and at first glance made the Mazda's supercar looks came from future...
The Mazda Furai Concept supercar is built based on the LMP2 Courage C65 chassis, and powered by the R20B Renesis 3 rotary engine that can generate power of 450 hp (336 kW). (Picture from: MotorTrend)
This supercar had been built based on the LMP2 Courage C65 chassis, and powered by the R20B Renesis 3 rotary engine that can generate power of 450 hp (336 kW). Amazingly the mentioned engine above is specifically designed to use E100 ethanol fuel. Furthermore, to be able to drive this supercar, those abundant engine powers  is channeled to all its wheels through the X-trac 6-speed semi-automatic transmission system.
Currently this Furai supercar is not existed anymore, because it has been burned down to ashes in an unexpexted fire accident while used to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Top Gear, a motoring magazine based in the UK. It is not known exactly how's the fire could burn while the car at the photo shoot session. After the fire off, this supercar looks suffered severe damages. In other words, they’ve ruined it with no mercy.
The early seconds when the fire began to devour the body of the Mazda Furai Concept supercar. (Picture from: TopGear)
As reported by JapeneseNostalgicCar, on Thursday, September 10, 2013 was wrote about the incident in Bentwaters Parks, England and described it such a very sad incident. Many parties feel concerned about this incident, after its debut in 2007, the Furai had disappeared from public view and its whereabouts were unknown. And then in 2013, suddenly it appeared again and burned down into ashes. It's so tragic.
Remnant of the Mazda Furai Concept supercar shortly after burned down. (Picture from: TopGear)
As quoted of Top Gear, the remains of the Furai are gathered up and repatriated to Mazda's Advanced Design Studio in Irvine, California; where it now lies is anyone's guess. For now, as you can see this gorgeous supercar has been really gone with the wind.😢😢 *** [EKA [23122013] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JAPANESENOSTALGICCAR | TOP GEAR ]
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