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Monday, November 23, 2020

The unseen before of Porsche's minivan concept

Porsche is indeed known as a great car manufacturer, some time ago this German manufacturer made an unusual breakthrough through their electric car concept. Instead of making an electric car with a supercar aura, Porsche actually made an electric-powered minivan named the Porsche Vision Renndienst Concept as the company's study design.
Porsche Vision Renndienst concept is featured with the simple bumper without a grille, there is only an air-dam accent below, and a fog lamp overdraft on the left and right. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kO6gbJ)
Actually, this concept car has been created since 2018, but it has only been introduced recently. It looks like the designers who worked at the Stuttgart-based car factory are getting bored of designing sports cars, and this concept might be one of their weirdest ideas.šŸ˜… And it's said that the car is a spacious 6-passenger family car concept inspired by spaceship design.
Porsche Vision Renndienst concept actually built in the 2018 as the company's design study to try translating the idea of the legendary Porsche car design into various types of vehicles. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kO6gbJ)
Through the concept car, Porsche wants to try translating the idea of the legendary Porsche car design into various types of vehicles. And if You are felt curious about where Porsche got the inspiration for this concept, You can be seen in one of the pictures below where the Porsche MPV concept posing next to the Volkswagen T1 which is its ancestor and source of inspiration as well.
Porsche Vision Renndienst posing with the Volkswagen T1, which is its ancestor and source of inspiration as well. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kO6gbJ)
Well, the design of the Vision Renndienst concept by Porsche is indeed inspired by the Volkswagen T1 (VW Combi), you know. So, the car's interior offers the occupants a spacious and comfortable modular cabin, while the driver sits in the middle of them like the McLaren F1. Meanwhile, the driving force of the Porsche Vision Renndienst is by using the electric motors. 
Porsche Vision Renndienst concept is an electric-powered minivan and offers the occupants a spacious and comfortable modular cabin. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kO6gbJ)
Judging from the design, it looks like a van in general, it is boxy, tall, and long. Even so, the modern impression still radiates thanks to the slightly sloping fascia. The bumper looks very simple, without a grille, there is only an air-dam accent below, and a fog lamp overdraft on the left and right. The headlights are also very futuristic featured with an elongated lamp shape up and down, with a narrower center.
Porsche Vision Renndienst concept is boxy, tall, and long even the modern impression still radiates thanks to the slightly sloping fascia. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3kO6gbJ)
In addition, the windshield is also made like an airplane, which is wide in front and curves smaller in the side area. Even though it is a van, the sporty aura still radiates thanks to the side airflow design at the bottom that looks like a supercar. Besides that, the rims used are also sporty, typical of Porsche.
And in our opinion, the Porsche MPV concept design actually was not bad. Instead, if it is improved and refined, actually it is worthied and feasible to be marketed. Unfortunately, the production version of Porsche's first MPV never been realized and just left it.šŸ˜ž However, what do you think about this minivan concept? Is the Porsche Vision Renndienst cool or not? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WORDLESS TECH | CARSCOOPS ]
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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Let's see one of Franco Scaglione's favorite coupƩs

As we have seen, the 2nd World War brought enormous devastating consequences to mankind, the destruction of infrastructure everywhere, which then led to the world's economic recession which reduced the quality of life of the world's population. All of this has had a very significant impact on the Italian industrial society, especially the automotive industries, so they should be turning their brain and have the best efforts in such a way in order to survive.
1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva CoupƩ designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone while on display at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2KlQSGN)
This was also done by Alfa Romeo who drastically revised their line-up. In a matter of years, their production must be willing to shift from expensive car models to small family salons. What has not changed and has been maintained is the beautifully designed DOHC engines, which still shared many principles with the Vittorio Jano designed engines of the 1930s. After dominating in the Formula 1 racing of the first two years of the 1950s (1950 and 1951), the Milan-based automotive manufacturer withdrew from high profile racing events.
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone while on display at the 2015 Techno Classica. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2KlQSGN)
And the Alfa Romeo engineers continue to strive to make simple racing cars but have powerful performance. By using the 1900 Saloon engine and spaceframe chassis, the engineers succeeded in designing a small sportscar racer which became known as the 'Disco Volante' (which means 'flying saucer'). A total of six cars ever been built, all with slightly different Touring designed bodywork, and powered by a three-liter, six-cylinder 6C 3000 CM, the Alfa Romeo was brief and successful in various sportscar races at the time.
1954 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva CoupƩ designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone while on display at the 2004 Retromobile. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2KlQSGN)
As the efforts to relive their heyday in the 1930s, Alfa Romeo engineers also began designing a 'two-liter supercar', which could be driven fast by their customers on the road. The basis of this new car is the spaceframe chassis, which is also used on the Disco Volante while its power comes from the two-liter version of the 1900 engine, fitted with hemispherical combustion chambers. Like many contemporary Formula 1 racers, this car was equipped with a DeDion axle at the rear.
1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 Sport Spider designed by Franco Scaglione of Bertone while on display at the 2015 Techno Classica. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2KlQSGN)
Then Franco Scaglione of Bertone was commissioned to design its lightweight body to fit the extremely short 'Sportiva' chassis. The Scaglione comes with a very innovative design, which incorporates a very low air intake then he penned up both the Spider and Coupe designs. Many later design clues were also found in his design for the Giulietta Cabriolet prototype, which unfortunately was never produced.
In the end, only four units were made in 1954, two coupƩs and two spiders also referred to as the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva or Alfa Romeo 1900 Sports. Rare road test results showed that the Sportiva would have been a very capable road racer, at that time only surpassed by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the Ferrari 340.
What is Scaglione said about these rare cars? Of the many beautiful cars designed by Franco Scaglione, he later recognized that the Sportiva CoupƩ was one of his favorites. Today a metallic silver coupƩ and a red spider are part of the Alfa Romeo Museum (Museo Storico Alfa Romeo) collection. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HERITAGE | WIKIPEDIA | ULTIMATECARPAGE.COM]
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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Boyd Coddington Ron Simms Custom One of a Kind Prototype Motorcycle

As automotive enthusiasts, of course, you will know Boyd Coddington and Ron Simms as famous figures who have produced many works in the automotive world. 

As we all know, Boyd Coddington is an American hot rod designer, owner of the Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop which produces a wide range of custom forged billet styles made in the USA. 
1996 Boyd Coddington-Ron Simms custom one of a kind prototype motorcycle bodywork is inspired by Boyd Coddington's typical hotrod style. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2UDMh4Q)
Meanwhile, Ron Simms is an American custom motorcycle builder, who has been building custom motorbikes for more than 30 years and runs his business, Simms Custom Cycles, in Hayward, California.

Then what if the two of them collaborate to build a motorcycle concept? Yes, these two well-known figures in the automotive world are known to have collaborated to build a concept motorcycle in 1996. 
1996 Boyd Coddington-Ron Simms custom one of a kind prototype motorcycle bodywork is completely made of aluminum. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2UDMh4Q)
This concept motorcycle was built to compete with the similar design created by Arlen Ness. And also at that time they planned to build more using the same concept but were constrained by high production costs. 

In our opinion, at glance, the concept design of the collaboration result motorcycle of Boyd Coddington and Ron Simms is reminiscent of the aerodynamic bodywork of the BMW R12 motorcycle made by Louis Lepoix in 1947. It's just our simple visual observation on the Coddington and Simms motorcycle bodywork.
1996 Boyd Coddington-Ron Simms custom one of a kind prototype motorcycle looks even more manly with legs equipped with solid double chrome wheels wrapped with Continental tires. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2UDMh4Q)
As we can see, the figure of the collaboration-result motorcycle concept is extraordinary and clearly looks inspired by Boyd Coddington's typical hotrod style. The bodywork on this prototype motorcycle is truly special as it is completely made of aluminum. If the mass production of motorbikes is carried out, the bodywork will be made of fiberglass.
1996 Boyd Coddington-Ron Simms custom one of a kind prototype motorcycle uses a a 103 cu in (1,690 cc) Sputhe V-engine combined with a Sputhe 5-speed kicker transmission system. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2UDMh4Q)
This red-painted (called 'Boyd Coddington red') custom motorcycle is powered by a 103 cu in (1,690 cc) Sputhe V-engine combined with a Sputhe 5-speed kicker transmission system and is equipped with a P&M braking system with dual floating front rotors. Furthermore, this motorcycle also has no speedometer, turn signals, and horn. It looks even more manly with legs equipped with solid double chrome wheels wrapped with Continental tires.
1996 Boyd Coddington-Ron Simms custom one of a kind prototype motorcycle. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2UDMh4Q)
The bike is 1 of 1 and was sold to a collector in Denver, Colorado from whom the current owner purchased the bike in 2004. It has been ridden mostly around town with an occasional ride ranging in the 130 mile round trip range. The bike has been featured in several magazines and can be found in Ron Simms’ order catalog.
1996 Boyd Coddington-Ron Simms custom one of a kind prototype motorcycle. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2UDMh4Q)
Needless to say, this custom motorbike attracts attention wherever it goes. Whenever it is parked, people gather around it even when it is parked next to the newest and most flashy bagger.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RONSUSSER]
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Friday, November 20, 2020

Adams Brothers M-505 Probe 16

What a weird car willing to be talking about right now? Is this a real car? At first glance, many said that the shape was impractical because this car absolutely has no doors. Then how can we access the cockpit? Of course, it is a real car, and You can hop into the car's cockpit via a sliding glass roof. But at least its unique design was enough to illustrate that this is a futuristic car design with advanced features that are said to be inspired by the beauty of women's curves.
The Adams Brothers M-505 Probe 16 / Durango 95 from A Clockwork Orange, on display at the Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition held at the Design Museum of London from April 26 until September 17, 2019. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35wOzsK)
This unique car that has sexy body curves was built by Adams Brothers, a British-based automotive manufacturer and is owned by the two brothers of former Marcos automotive designer named Dennis Adams and Peter Adams. This sexy car is named Adams Brothers Probe 16 and known to be built in limited numbers, only 3 units in the 1969 as 'an investigation into extremes of styling' with an internal code M-505.
The Adams Brothers M-505 Probe 16 / Durango 95 from A Clockwork Orange built as 'an investigation into extremes of styling'. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3pxjnS5)
As time went by, the Adams Brothers M-505 better known as the Durango 95, but that has nothing to do with the Dodge Durango. Yes, actually this sexy car was born long before the Dodge Durango model was existed. And the name mentioned above is just a fictional name given after this unique-shaped car appeared in Stanley Kubrick's film titled A Clockwork Orange in 1971.
The Adams Brothers M-505 Probe 16 / Durango 95 from A Clockwork Orange is powered by a mid-mounted Austin 1800 upgrade engine. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3pxjnS5)
This car designer said, that the design of this car is partly inspired by the curves of the female body. However, it is not known to what extent it inspired the designer when they started designing this car. Can you assess it? Furthermore, this sexy British car is powered by a mid-mounted Austin 1800 upgrade engine. So, this unique car is about 34 inches tall and uses wheels measuring 10" at the front while 13" at the rear.
And the three units of the produced car consisted is known that the first car with chassis number AB/2 with a license plate MJO 145H was sold to Jimmy Webb, an American songwriter. The second one with chassis number AB/3 with a plate number PWV 222H was sold to Jack Bruce, the bassist of the band Cream who then gave it to co-band member of Bruce & Laing, Corky Laing as a birthday present. The third, with the AB/4 chassis, has a JFB 220H license plate owned by Robin Gibbons. Those three cars are still in existence today with different owners. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE DRIVE | CARBUZZ | WIKIPEDIA | BONHAM ]
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Thursday, November 19, 2020

The most fancy and unique Porsche 550 Spyder

The Porsche sports car is one of the cars that has a fairly high price, that's not counting if the car in question is one of the rare cars like the Porsche 550 Spyder. Yes, one of the original Porsche 550 Spyder RS ​​cars is sold for ₤ 4,593,500 or the equivalent of Rp. 80 billion in the Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2016 auction event. These prices far exceed the auction result of the same car model with the sky blue color ex Jerry Seinfeld, which is sold at the prices of $ 5,335,000 or approximately Rp. 70.5 billion in March 2016.
This gorgeous Porsche 550 Sypder 'Selfish' is the work of restoration and modification from John and Edison Sarkisyan auto workshop named S-Klub. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35zegcf)
The expensive prices of those Porsche 550 Spyder mentioned above are understandable because this model is included one of the rarest car models where the German automotive manufacturer only built it in a limited number of 90 units plus it had a series of prestigious achievements in various racing events in the 1950s. So, today only certain circles especially the multi-millionaires can afford to have the scarce model of Porsche 550 Spyder, while others can only dream.
Porsche 550 Spyder 'Selfish' has a driver's seat placed in the middle. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3puwiEd)
However, this does not prevent automotive enthusiasts, especially those who really love those legendary Porsche models from realizing their dream of owning a Porsche 550 Spyder, even though it is only a replica. And recently there was a replica of the legendary Porsche car named the Porsche 550 Spyder 'Selfish.' Uniquely, this car is dressed in such a way with various attractive features such as the single-bucket seat to the gold-plated engine. Wow.
The Porsche 550 Spyder 'Selfish' uses a Volkswagen Type 4 inline four-cylinder engine which in some parts is gold-plated(Picture from: https://bit.ly/3puwiEd)
This gorgeous Porsche 550 Sypder is the work of restoration and modification from John and Edison Sarkisyan auto workshop named S-Klub. In terms of appearance, the Porsche 550 Sypder attracts enough attention thanks to its neat details and preserved classic aura. The exterior appearance of this car uses the color from the Toyota-Lexus color palette named Mystic Brown hue. Then there are custom rims that are in the Fuchs classic design style, but these have a slightly sunken layout to create a more modern look.
The gold accents attached to the machine up to the legs of the Porsche 550 Spyder 'Selfish' looks more neat and fancy. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3puwiEd)
Looking at the cabin of the Porsche 550, it also looks neat with the orange nuanced touches. The car builder uses orange genuine leather to cover the cabin, trunk space, and bottom of the front cargo cover and also inserted a touch of plaid fabric with a matching color to the interior behind the driver's seat.

Other minor touches include the Selfish badge of the car's name, in a font similar to the original "Spyder" emblem. Another part that is no less classy is the driver's seat layout which has been changed to the middle position so that this car can accommodate only one person in its cabin. This fits the name of the car, Selfish, and also makes it more unique.
Not only that, but luxury also radiates from behind the hood of this old-school sports car, where You can find the gold accents attached to the machine up to the legs so that it looks more neat and fancy. The one-seat Porsche 550 Spyder is powered by a Volkswagen Type 4 inline four-cylinder engine, which was swaps its original 2,600cc engine. So, the power amount of 200 hp given out by the machine, is considered enough to bring the 590 kg-weighted vehicles running on the road. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARBUZZ | SXDRV | DRIVETRIBE]
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Mangusta, a fierce motorcycle that reflects the raging bull's identity

So far, the public knows that Lamborghini-logoed motorbikes are still only a concept on the paper. Although in fact the raging bull-logoed manufacturer ever once made a sports motorbike named Lamborghini Design 90 even if in the form of a prototype. The bike is known was the result of collaboration the Sant'Agata Bolognese-based manufacturer with a French motorcycle racing specialists of Boxer Bike (now named Boxer Design) and only 6 units ever made in 1989.
Lamborghini Mangusta concept motorcycle by Yasid Design. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3pmEDKe)
Recently there's a designer named Yasid Design, who is known not only as a vehicle designer but as an artist. He has many quite interesting virtual works that are born from his magic hand scratches and brilliant thoughts.

This time, he brought out a two-wheeled vehicle design bearing the raging bull badge and is gave the name Lamborghini Mangusta (an Italian word for 'mongoose'). Even though it had a name that had nothing to do with the bull as usual, but the design he made managed to embody the raging bull spirit. Because the mongoose is also a quite aggressive species.
Lamborghini Mangusta concept motorcycle by Yasid Design. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3pmEDKe)
According to the designer, this motorcycle was built on the basis of the Ducati Diavel. And the Diavel selection is said to be the perfect choice in creating a wild machine worthy of wearing the Lambo badge. Then the Mangusta aesthetic truly reflects the language of the Italian supercar brand, as it combines metal and carbon fiber to create a strong yet lightweight ride.

And the only thing that doesn't have a sharp curve is the seat. The reason is quite clear. As many would expect, this model gets an over-the-top style with angular bodywork with sharp edges. And some details of the body still embody its typical raging bull figures. Almost all of the body panels appear to be made of carbon fiber.
Lamborghini Mangusta concept motorcycle by Yasid Design. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3pmEDKe)
Furthermore, the Y-shaped LED headlights and taillight strips look sleek, seemingly inspired by the Lamborghini Vision Gran Turismo Concept revealed last year. The tank and seat are made to appear together, with a little sculpting at the bottom. Then, in the front is left open with no fender. Instead, there's the covers that adopting sharp corners to wrap the front suspensions.

Although taking the base from Diavel, the designer created a trellis frame which is quite elegant. Besides, the contrasting color with the carbon fiber clad cover makes it look more charming, also its carbon fiber panel hides most of the original motorcycle design elements.

Uniquely the belt drive device is still visible from the trellis frame to the one-sided swing arm. Then the bottom of this motorcycle looks quite attractive, where the front of the engine is closed neatly. Besides, the frame cover is made to extend to cover the single arm with a curved body sharply combined with a firm line like an Italian supercar.
Lamborghini Mangusta concept motorcycle by Yasid Design. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3pmEDKe)
While the other side covers the two-hole exhaust which is located right under the rider's seat. Designer is expanding the wheelbase to create a more elegant and elongated motor, but he hasn't said anything about the bike's technical specifications. Although there is no detailed information regarding the engine specs, it looks like it is based on the XDiavel S fierce engine.
It could be said that this model still relies on a conventional engine instead of an electric powertrain. Of the images of the Lamborghini Mangusta concept is seen wrapped in Reventon silver and Aventador yellow, meanwhile, Ducati's distinctive red color has been removed.

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 | YASID DESIGN | CARSCOOPS | RIDE APART ]
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Monday, November 16, 2020

Abarth Scorpione Coupe

After discussing one of the beautiful cars that the Abarth & C. S.p.A. had worked on in collaboration with Carrozzeria Ghia in 1953 named Abarth 205 Sports 1100. So, on this occasion, we will discuss other sports cars that have been built by the Turin-based automotive manufacturer in the 1950s and 1960s such as the Fiat-Abarth 750/850 sports car models.
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Actually, this car adopts the floorplan of the Fiat 600 and is featured with an Abarth upgraded engine. These models also created several derivatives, which were sold as the Fiat-Abarth 850, Fiat-Abarth 1000, and Abarth Monomille (1000 pushrod).
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Abarth also offers a number of bodyworks from several coachbuilders, such as Zagato, Allemano, and several others. One of Abarth's most iconic and successful designs is the Abarth 750 GT Zagato CoupƩ with its typical double-bubbled roof. Other successes include the Abarth Record Monza, as well as the Abarth Allemano Spyder and Allemano CoupƩ.
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Meanwhile, the Fiat-Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione with coachwork done by Allemano and became one of the rarest of their creations. The Scorpione was first shown at the 1959 Geneva Motor Show. It was equipped with an 833 cc Fiat 850 single-cam engine capable of developing a power of 51 hp (38 kW) at 6,000 rpm, and made the Scorpione can afford the top speed of 96 mph or 154 kph.
1959 Fiat-Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione Allemano. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3ljik5E)
Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione is also equipped with a rear-wheel-drive system, with a four-speed manual transmission. Scorpione can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 14.3 seconds. Although this coupƩ model looks more elegant and comfortable than the Zagato version, it is heavier in weight and is considered less sporty by some.
It is estimated that only 41 units of this Fiat-Abarth 850 CoupƩ Scorpione have ever been built by Allemano, where this car offers a number of comfort with light steering, compact seating. four-speed gearbox, so that the sensation of fun to drive can be felt. It's no surprise that the Scorpione is one of the most iconic and rarest Abarth cars of all time. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VELOCETODAY | CARSTYLING.RU ]
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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Back to 1970s and 1980s with Fiat X1/9

Of course you still remember the Ferrari 308 GT Rainbow prototype made by the famous Italian automotive design house, Bertone in 1976 for Ferrari. At first glance, the prancing horse prototype model has a similar design to the mid-engined targa style sports car called the Fiat X1/9.
Front three-quarter of the 1974 Fiat X1/9. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35hOWqQ)
And it turns out that the designs of those two car models were actually designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone. Furthermore, only the Fiat X1/9 entered the Fiat production line from 1972 to 1982, then the production continued by Bertone from 1982 to 1989. Meanwhile, the Ferrari 308 GT Rainbow did not fare well and should stop at the prototype stage only.
Interior view of the 1974 Fiat X1/9. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35hOWqQ)
Besides being powered by a mid-mounted transverse engine, the car also applied in a rear-wheel drive configuration, it turns out that the Fiat X1/9 is also famous for its quite slick handling capabilities, then has also a retractable unique headlight, a removable hardtop, and a storage compartment at the front and back.

The X1/9 exterior design also nicely featured with the long flat bonnet design with centered indentations, large front overhangs, a wedge shape with a prominent C-pillar roll-over ring and elegant curved lines along the body, so made it looks very distinctive, and always able to be attention center to those everyone who looks at it.
Rear three-quarter of the 1974 Fiat X1/9. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35hOWqQ)
As mentioned earlier the X1/9 design was engineered by Marcello Gandini of Bertone automotive design house. Initially the sports car was scheduled to debut at the 1972 Turin Motor Show, but was later delayed for several weeks, to avoid clashing with the launching scheduled of the new Fiat 126 citycar.

Finally, the launch of the Fiat X1/9 coincided with its test ride in front of the mass media in late November 1972, by taking place on the Sicily roads which were also known as the host of a popular road racing event at the time called the Targa Florio.
Engine view of the 1986 Bertone-Fiat X1/9. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35hOWqQ)
The Fiat X1/9 is equipped with a 78 cubic-inch S4 engine with a capacity of 1,290cc, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission system. The engine is capable of generating power up to 73 hp (54 kW), which provides a good start for accelerating from 0-60 mph in 12.2 seconds, before reaching speeds of 100 mph or 160 kph.
Then after nearly 18 years the Fiat X1/9 was produced by both Fiat and Bertone, finally its production was stopped in 1989. It seems that these sportscar was successfull in the world's auto-market, because during the production period, a total of 140,500 cars were released from the Fiat production line, while 19,500 units were produced by Bertone. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOMOBILEMAG]
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Saturday, November 14, 2020

The monstrous sized motorcycle ever!

Sometimes, the big-motorcycle shouldn't have to be seen from its engine capacity. But, this is huge in real sense. Have you ever imagined before if there were motorbikes as big as a truck? In general, motorbikes have a length of no more than 2 meters and a handlebar span of more than 1.2 meters.
The world's biggest motorcycle ever made called Tower Trike, with a length of 3,078 cm and weighs over 4.9 tons. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35kpIrX)
The motorbikes that will be discussed at this time really represent what we will call the real big-motorcycle. Yes, the size of its body is really big! The motorcycle in question named Tower Trike.

This is a giant motorcycle built by Jim Gesto, a truck entrepreneur who is used many of his times with large vehicles. Unmitigated, the Tower Trike Trike uses a truck chassis as the basis for its development.

As can be seen from a Youtube channel of Biker and Beards which features it as the largest motorcycle to ever run on the highway. Because of its size, this motorcycle has the size of a truck without a body, aka only the frame and engine. This monster trike is 268 cm high and 3,078 cm long and weighs about 4.9 tons. Even though it is the size of a truck, it only has one front tire, so then the American regulations classify it as a motorcycle.
See how big the Tower Trike is when it compared to a normal-sized Harley Davidson motorcycle. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35kpIrX)
The rest, this giant motorcycle also has features like a motorcycle in general, such as handlebars, mirrors, fuel tank, front driver's seat, and passenger seat, then there is also a speedometer. Uniquely, the handlebars used have a mechanism like a car steering wheel and rely on the pedals for the throttles and brakes.
Like motorbikes in general, the Tower Trike also has handlebars, mirrors, fuel tank, front driver's seat, and passenger seat, then there is also a speedometer and tachometer. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/35kpIrX)
In order for the monster motorcycle whose legs rely on the Air Glide air suspension to run fast, a Detroit Diesel V-Block Supercharged 6V92 engine is used as a drivetrain, which can produce 335 hp with 1,020 lb-ft of torque. The power is channeled through the Allison HT 740 transmission so that it is able to encourage this motorcycle to go up to 135 kph.

The modifier also added a cross-shaped iron weighing 90 kg on the back of the motorbike. In addition, said as the vehicle's aesthetics of a kind of religious symbol, it also functioned as a roll bar for riders and passengers. For those of You who call Yourself as a real-biker and like big motorbikes as well, You can have this monstrous-sized motorbike for the US. $90,000 (approx. Rp. 1.3 billion) with its building time of about a week (but not including shipping fee to Your garage).
One more thing, if You ride on this big-motorbike, You shouldn't have to be arrogant on the streets. Because the others also have the same rights as You are, while on the streets.

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 | REVZILLA]
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Friday, November 13, 2020

Faralli & Mazzanti Antas V8 GT

Here is a unique sports car that looks like a classic grand touring car. Yes, this blue sports car on the picture below called F&M Antas V8 GT,  actually, it is the sports car work of 2006 from a Lugnano, Italy based automotive workshop called Faralli & Mazzanti (F&M).
2006 F&M Antas V8 GT sports coupƩ. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3l947IB)
This small auto workshop was estabilished in 2002 by the two Italian gentlemen named Walter Faralli, specializing in the restoration of classic cars and Luca Mazzanti, specializing in design and development of handcrafted supercars. So clearly, in earliest days, this joint-venture company which was intended both to restore vehicles and to practice design skills.
2006 F&M Antas V8 GT sports coupƩ. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3l947IB)
The GT sports car mentioned above is the first 'Berlinetta' creation built by the Lugnano-based workshop and is completely inspired by the philosophy of special sports cars in the past, such as the use of aluminum and the body making done by a manually forged.
2006 F&M Antas V8 GT sports coupƩ. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3l947IB)
As for Antas, the car name is taken from a word that comes from the ancient Tuscan language of the Etruscans, which means 'Eagle,' the the noblest and most audacious dominator of the open spaces. So became the Antas V8 GT, a Faralli & Mazzanti's 2-door road-legal sports coupƩ featured with the rear-wheel drive and front engined layout.
2006 F&M Antas V8 GT sports coupƩ. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3l947IB)
This Antas F&M sports car uses a Maserati 4.7 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine which is conventionally fed by a carburetor and endowed with a pleasing elasticity that allows it to run fast while the driver was gave the sensation of the past great touring cars driving as well.

Well, the 1,300 kg weighted car's engine is capable of developing a power of 306 bhp (310 PS / 228 kW) at 6,000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 422 N m (311 lb ft / 43 kgm) at 3,500 rpm. Those engine power numbers is then channeled to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to be able to make it run fast up to a top speed of 270 kph (168 mph).
2006 F&M Antas V8 GT sports coupƩ. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3l947IB)
The Antas V8 GT is presented in public for the first time at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco, on the occasion of the opening of the 'Top Marques Monaco' auto expo which brings together under one roof all the most famous, exclusive, and desirable automotive brands. 

As quoted from Carscoops, it was also stated that at the delivery, Antas was equipped within a case wrapped in blue velvet inscribed with silver plate with identification number; inside is a photography book and a DVD documenting the manufacture of the vehicle.
As information, in the 2010, the F&M auto workshop was split into 2 companies, namely Mazzanti Automobili and Faralli Restauri, each of which handled work according to their specialties. One of the newest creations of the Mazzanti Evantra and Evantra Millecavalli supercars, launched by Mazzanti Automobili in 2010 and 2016. *** [FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MAZZANTI AUTOMOBILI | FARALLI RESTAURI | CARSCOOPS | SUPERCARS | CARFOLIO | WIKIWAND ]
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