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Saturday, May 7, 2022

This is Volkswagen supercar

~FASTEN Seat Belt~ So far, Volkswagen only known as a manufacturer of legendary German cars like the Beetle and T1, which in Indonesia known as the "VW Kodok" and "Kombi." Not counting the number of cars that have been produced by this German automotive manufacturer.
Volkswagen W12 Nardò Coupé concept car designed by Charlie Adair. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
But no one thinks that Volkswagen is one of the fastest Supercar maker in the world. So on this occasion We will show you one of the works of Volkswagen concept car that has been shown on a world automotive event.
The Volkswagen W12 engine installed on W12 Nardò Coupé concept car. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
At the Tokyo Motor Show 2001, Volkswagen showed a concept car prototype called the Volkswagen W12 Nardò Coupé. This car is the third phase supercar that produced by Volkswagen (1997, 1998 and 2001). At the time of this supercar featured in the colored of Bright Orange and is the work of Charlie Adair. The VW supercar has a fairly light weight of around 1,200 kilograms (2,646 lbs).
Rear side view of Volkswagen W12 Nardò Coupé concept car. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
The Volkswagen W12 Nardò Coupé uses a W12 engine that has a capacity of 6,000cc and capable of spewing power of 600 hp (441 kW; 608 PS) with a torque of 621 Nm (458 lbf.ft) to drove this car through the rear-wheel drive system. By using this phenomenal engine, this car can reach a maximum speed of up to 357 kph (221.8 mph), and can accelerate from 0 to 100kph in only 3.5 seconds. 
Finally on 23 February 2002, this car managed to set a world record when it managed a distance of 7,740.576 kilometres (4,809.8 miles) within 24 hours on the Nardò Ring in Lecce. Those distance numbers was taken with an average speed of 322.891 kph (200.6 mph). *** [EKA [29042014] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | TOPSPEED]
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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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Thursday, May 5, 2022

This rare race car ready for sale

~Rare ONE~ If You are a true classic car enthutiasts and spent big-money wasn't a serious problem, it's good for You to see these one of really scarce car collections.
1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Race. (Picture from: Carscoops)
The following car named the Corvette SR-2 Sebring Racer is one of the scarce race cars is knowns has a price tag of $6.885 million or Rp.85.7 billion. Besides that this American automaker General Motors's first car was deliberately for racing purposed, and built in limited numbers with only three cars ever produced in the world.
Rear side view of 1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Race with the opened trunk. (Picture from: Carscoops)
One of the cars was made for Jerome C. Earl, son of the late Harley Earl, the creator of the Corvette. Two other cars are produced for Bill Mitchell, who has become Harley Earl assistant and Harlow "Red" Curtice, a former president of GM.
Rear side view of 1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Race. (Picture from: Carscoops)
In the spring of 1956, Harley Earl and Zora Duntov made a modified Corvette race car for Jerry Earl to compete with Ferrari, Jaguar, and Porsche. The first production of the SR-2 was based on the 1956 Corvette platform of the 2,522nd production, which sent directly from St. Louis plants to the GM design studio in Warren, Michigan to be modified.
Rear view of 1956 Corvette SR-2 Sebring Race. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Some additional features ranging from special windshield for the driver and passengers, the fins on the rear lid, rounded front section, unique parking lights, and Sebring Racing brakes, and racing suspension.

After the first racing debut on June 23 and 24, 1956, the Corvette SR-2 is then received several additional modifications. Including, a 5.4-liter injection engine, coupled with a 4-speed automatic transmission system, and its weight are trimmed into 136 kg (300 lbs) lighter.
In January 2015, this unique race car was sold by previous owner Corvette Mike after being exhibited at the Scottsdale Sport & Classic Autocars in that year. But We weren't known yet how much the exact figure of the price of the racing car. Anyone here know its price? We hope you are willing to share with Us via the comments column below this article. *** [EKA [07012015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CORVETTE MIKE | CARSCOOP]
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Egoista concept for the Loneliness driver

~Selfish ONE~ Controversial, that's the right word to describe how Lamborghini Automobili's effort to celebrate its 50th anniversary with the launch of this unique concept car back in the 2013. According to the Sant'Agata Bolognese based automaker, the debut moment of the Lamborghini Egoista concept car on those weekend was "emotional."
The Egoista debuts to celebrate Lamborghini's 50th anniversary. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
What specific emotions were involved is left to our imaginations, and shock, disbelief, anger, and maybe a tad of abandonment and rage on the part of onlookers comes to mind. Just two months after showing the Veneno (it could be say as the most extreme in its history), where Lamborghini push the boundaries even further.
Lamborghini compares the front to a trimaran. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
The surprise Egoista concept is even more out there in design. Even without translating "egoista" from Italian to English (means "selfish"), the name conveys a certain sense of hubris and self indulgence, as in "whoever drives this assault on the pupils must be dominated by ego." To emphasize the selfishness meaning, because the car features a tiny cockpit that could occupied by one person as the driver only.
The Egoista uses a body and rims made from special anti-radar material and anti-glare glass with an orange gradation. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
Making its debut in celebration of the 50th Lamborghini anniversary, which makes Egoista looks like the radical work of creative design student. But it's actually a sort of birthday "gift" of the Volkswagen Group (Lamborghini's parent company), through the company's chief of design,
Walter de Silva whose led the team to create this radical concept car.
The Egoista's single-person cockpit. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
De Silva explained the self-indulgent Egoista demographic further, "This is a car made for one person only, to allow them to have fun and express their personality to the maximum. It is designed purely for hyper-sophisticated people who want only the most extreme and special things in the world. It represents hedonism taken to the extreme, it is a car without compromises, in a word: egoista."
Selfishness gets tangible. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
This concept car looks so extreme. Starting from the interior are made as closely as possible with the fighter jet cockpit. Even to get out of the car, the driver had to get out of the top like a real fighter jet exit.
The Egoista's open rear-end reduces weight and gives an aggressive look. (Picture from: NewAtlas)
The cockpit, made completely of carbon fiber and aluminum, represents a sort of survival cell, allowing the driver to isolate and protect themselves from external elements. Then the exterior design certainly looks like the most extreme car concept that makes a lot of people say this concept car is similar to the Batmobile when it was painted entirely black.
By using the same engine as the Gallardo, the V10 engine has a capacity of 5.2 liters and can generate power of 600 hp. Not only selfish in the design, even the car can not be driven at any time. This car can only be driven by a limited circle. Anyone who wants to drive this concept should be part of an exclusive club that might be too far to reach by most of us.
The Egoista's future was narrow and takes its inherent selfishness even further, due to it was some a kind of gift for Lamborghini from Lamborghini, and the gift-giver/recipient has no plans of selling the one-of-a-kind car. It will remain a part of Lambo's own collection, no matter how many self-absorbed megalomaniacs one-up each other with crazy bids to buy it. *** [EKA [21052013]  | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LAMBORGHINI | NEWATLAS ]
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The first Japanese EV after WW2

~First ONE~ In 1947, when the Nissan Tama EV (electric vehicle) was born as a result of the Allied forces seek to limit the supply of fuel to the Rising Sun country as a consequence of the country that lost the war.
1947 Nissan Tama was the Nissan Leaf  ancestor and also known as the first Japanese electric vehicles. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
The first Nissan electric car was a two-door car with the lead-acid battery powered and developed in post-war by the engineers of the Tachikawa Airplane Company, one of Japanese aircraft company. The company eventually changed its name to Tokyo Electric Motorcar Co.
Interior and dashboard view of 1947 Nissan Tama. (Picture from: OtoBlitz)
Later the company changed again to Prince Motor Company and then joined by Nissan Motor Company, which then makes the Tama electric car, although not very strong, but actually become part of the heritage of Nissan electric vehicles.
 
When testing by Japan's Ministry of transportation, the Tama EV managed to travel as far as 96.3 km for a single charge with a maximum speed of 35.4 kph by using the electric motor that has a voltage of 36 volts. It was used as a taxi and in similar roles until 1950.
One of which was inherited by Nissan Tama is the front opening hood like a crocodile's mouth which are not common at the time, but now embraced by almost all types of cars in the world. *** [EKA [11022015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NISSAN ]
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Monday, May 2, 2022

A less known German-made supercar named Lotec Sirius

~Less Known ONE~ Previously, we've discussed about one of the monstrous powered cars in the 1990s called Lotec C1000 is made by a German automaker, Lotec GmbH. As we all knew the mentioned German automotive company founded by Kurt Lotterschmid in the 1962.
The Lotec Sirius prototype is built in 2001 by Lotec owner Kurt Lotterschmid and took 3 years to complete. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
By 1969 the firm started producing race cars, and turn their attention in modifying specialized for Porsches in 1975. In addition, the German company is also known as an aftermarket manufacturer for Mercedes-Benz, especially performance parts and aerodynamic components.

It wasn't until 1990 that Lotec made its own car after an United Arab Emirates oil entrepreneur specifically commissioned the firm to build a sports car for him. It was known later as the first car made by those German firm named the Lotec C1000 which was completed and launched in 1995. This car deserves to be called a supercar because it has a power of up to 1,000 hp came out of a Mercedes-Benz V8 engine with a capacity of 5,600 cc.
Inside the Lotec Sirius is featured with standard racing grade bucket seat with 3-points harnessing and circular-styled instrument panel and velour carpet cover are major attractions. (Picture from: Pinterest)
Then only in 2004 Lotec began to make a mass-produced supercar  named Lotec Sirius. As quoted of PistonHeads, the Sirius takes the rounded, homogenous style that inspired the Porsche 928 of the late 1970s and translates it into a mid-engined 21st century supercar. No surprise then that it looks more like a concept car than a run-of-the-mill supercar.
The Lotec Sirius takes the rounded, homogenous style that inspired the Porsche 928 of the late 1970s and translates it into a mid-engined 21st century supercar. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Similar to its predecessor, the Lotec Sirius also has an a low curb weight advantage of only 1,280 kg. It's no wonder, due to the supercar is built around a carbon-fiber tub with tubular steel front and rear subframes, off which the powertrain and suspension are hung. The body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and both front and rear clamshells are hinged to open forwards, while the doors featured with Lamborghini's scissors opened styles.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) is powered by a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine with a capacity of 5,987 cc, this is the same engine used by the Pagani Zonda. (Picture from: GridOto)
As a hyper performance vehicle, the Sirius takes care of standard luxury features like air conditioning and power steering. While inside the car also featured with standard racing grade bucket seat with 3-points harnessing and circular-styled instrument panel and velour carpet cover are major attractions.
The Lotec Sirius re-designed model of 2009 has significant changes than its prototype, as you can see on the sides air intakes and the B pillars look more slooping. (Picture from: WheelsAge)
It was powered by a Mercedes-Benz V12 engine with a capacity of 5,987 cc, this is the same engine used by the Pagani Zonda. By using such an engine, it capable to spit out a maximum power of 1,000 hp under standard conditions, or 1,200 hp when re-tuned.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and the doors featured with Lamborghini's scissors opened styles. (Picture from: GridOto)
So with such a combination of massive power and low curb weight, Lotec claims the maximum speed of the Sirius reaches 400 kph. In 2009, the German company also had ever announced a re-designed version of the Sirius for 2009, that changes some of the body work but retains the same motor and transmission as the previously existed model.
The Lotec Sirius (in pictured re-designed model of 2009) body panels are reinforced carbon-fiber, and both front and rear clamshells are hinged to open forwards. (Picture from: BelowTheRadarLogo)
Although it is said that the Lotec Sirius supercar is mass-produced, with limited resources at hand, it would mean a maximum production of four cars a year. So at the time this Lotec's supercar is not exactly going to paint its rivals into a corner.
Until now it is unclear how many units have been officially made and sold. Regarding this, some say that only two Lotec Sirius units were ever produced from 2004 to the present. Does anyone here had heard other infos about this car? Feel free to share with us through the article's comment below.👌 *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LOTEC | BORNRICH | WIKIPEDIA | WIKIWAND | SUPERCARS.NET | PISTONHEADS ]
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