Monday, November 3, 2008

Audi R8 Updated...

The world's first diesel powered supercar is revealed

Take a look at the most extreme diesel car ever built! One of the biggest stars of this year’s Detroit Motor Show is Audi’s mighty new R8 V12 TDI.

Powered by a thunderous twin-turbo 6.0-litre V12 powerplant, the oil-burning supercar promises to be even faster than its petrol powered sibling. A huge 493bhp and an earth-shattering 1,000Nm of torque will make this Audi a true thriller. The sprint from 0-62mph takes only 4.2 seconds – 0.4 seconds ahead of the petrol model.

But it’s the diesel engine that’s the star. It’s inspired by the same unit that powered Audi’s R10 to victory in the 2006 and 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours, and although slightly less extreme than the 650bhp race engine, it still delivers epic performance.

Another benefit of diesel power in the R8 is a major reduction in emissions. The car features common-rail fuel injection, plus a special catalytic converter which injects a urea-based solution called AdBlue into the exhaust to cut nitrous oxide output. As a result, the TDI already meets tough Euro VI emissions rules, which aren’t scheduled to come into effect until 2014.

Amazingly, it looks even more aggressive than the production version. At the front there's a deeper front bumper, while the sides feature skirts with extra holes for cooling. On top the roof gets a panoramic glass panel and large NACA duct to feed air into the monsterous engine. Move around to the rear and you'll spot a large spoiler and a diffuser below the bumper.

Inside, the R8 gets a one-off three-spoke steering wheel. This houses the engine start-stop button and Audi’s Drive Select switch, which allows the driver to choose between Dynamic, Sport or Race modes for the engine, transmission and magnetic dampers.

There’s no official word on when the R8 V12 TDI will go on sale, but it’s expected to arrive early in 2009.

New Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

Two years after the launch of the CoupĂ© version of the Gallardo, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the new Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder at the Frankfurt Motor Show. This latest addition brings the marque’s range of supercars to four models. The Gallardo Spyder is not just an open-top version of the CoupĂ©, but is a completely new model. It has an attractive new design and a unique system for opening and closing the fabric roof that utilises the engine compartment to store the folded roof.

The Lamborghini Centro Stile and engineers from the Research and Development team have worked in close partnership to develop this new design and to bring these clean and sharp lines on the road.

Audi RSQ Concept Car 2004

The futuristic film car Audi RSQ was presented to the public for the first time on April 7, 2004 at the New York International Automobile Show. Audi tackles its most ambitious product placement project ever: For the epic event motion picture „I, ROBOT“, Audi Design developed the spectacular vehicle, which helps leading actor Will Smith - a homicide detective in the year 2035 - solve a mystery that could have grave consequences for the human race. Fox releases “I, ROBOT“ in the U.S. on July 16; the film arrives in Germany in August.

In the near future, technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. In „I, ROBOT“, that trust is broken and one man, alone against the system, sees it coming. The film employs spectacular visual effects innovations beyond any ever put on screen, to bring a world of robots to life. The film is directed
by Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) and is set in a world created by famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov in his short story collection “I, ROBOT“.

For the first time ever, Audi developed a car specifically for a major Hollywood motion picture. Audi engineers created a car for „I, ROBOT’s” incredible world of 2035.

The resulting Audi RSQ sport coupe is a visionary interpretation of Audi’s typical design language. The most important thing was that despite its extreme character the car should still be recognized as an Audi. The cinemagoer will therefore see the new Audi front-end with the typical single-frame grille in the movie.

The RSQ includes special features suggested by movie director Alex Proyas. The mid-engined sports car operated by the story’s police department, races through the Chicago of the future not on wheels but on spheres. Its two doors are rear-hinged to the C-posts of the body and open according to the butterfly principle.

In addition to the RSQ concept car, Audi supplied further volume-production cars which appear - in disguised shapes - in the movie’s traffic scenes. Audi also supplied the interior mock-up used for interior car scenes.

With this project Audi opens up a new chapter in product placement. Previously, the brand with the four rings has always supplied volume-production cars to movie productions. In individual cases, such as “Mission: Impossible II,” these cars were even used in movies before their market launch. With „I, ROBOT“ and the systematic development of a “car of the future,” Audi goes far beyond its previous product placement activities.

Audi has been participating as an automobile partner in major movie productions for several years. In addition to John Frankenheimer’s action classic “Ronin” with Jean Reno and Robert de Niro (1998), the brand with the four rings played the automobile lead in “The Insider” (1999) featuring Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe, “Mission Impossible II” (starring Tom Cruise, 2000), “The Mothman Prophecies” (starring Richard Gere, 2002), “About a Boy” (starring Hugh Grant, 2002) and Reese Witherspoon’s “Legally Blond 2“ (2003).


The King of Modified car 2007 Accelera Version at 14 s/d 16 Dec 2007 at PRJ JIEX Jakarta -grabbing 18 categories is Subaru with Balistic 2 from Haroen Family. Which another categories their win is the Best Display, Extreme Cars, The Best Subaru, People Choise and else.

As you see this car had strong image perfect with the name is Balistic 2 this mean this car is the second version. The first version have longest cars is about 9 m ! but when im talking with the mechanic mr. Made, now this car had only 7 m.

The Best Display Categories that i want to explained here, off course all the equipment from stage,alumunium rigging and the lighting system is from GNA Music.

We prepare using 4 Moving head with a pair 575 watt and a pair 1200 watt, using Behringer LC2412 and DMX controller to move them. we are not using par 64 lamp for colouring the stage but we put 2 laser lamps !

The Best Display Categories that i want to explained here, off course all the equipment from stage,alumunium rigging and the lighting system is from GNA Music.

We prepare using 4 Moving head with a pair 575 watt and a pair 1200 watt, using Behringer LC2412 and DMX controller to move them. we are not using par 64 lamp for colouring the stage but we put 2 laser lamps !

Volvo Extreme Gravity Car

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Mansory Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Stallone

Mansory, car tuner from Germany, has released its tuning package for Ferrari 599 which consists of carbon fiber kits and high performance kit upgrade dubbed the Stallone.

The Mansory Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Stallone is powered by a supercharged 6.0-liter V12 engine which is fitted with a high air flow sport air filter. Other upgrades include reprogrammed ECU, high-performance compressors and custom made intercooling.

With the modifications, the Mansory Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Stallone power increase from 620 hp to 720 hp and also the torque has increase by 92 Nm. The Mansory Ferrari 599 Stallone clocked 3.7 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than the stock 599) from 0 to 100 km/h with the top speed of over 340 km/h.

The supercar is also fitted with 9 x 20 inch light forged wheels at the front axle and 11.5 x 21 inch at the rear axle, wrapped with 255/30 tires at the front and the 325/30 tires at the rear. The weight for one of the wheel at the front is only at 13 kg. The suspension system has also been upgraded to lower the car by 30 mm.

At the exterior, the Mansory Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Stallone features aerodynamic body kit with side skirts, new front spoiler and integrated rear diffuser made of carbon fiber. Meanwhile on the interior, the car consists of leather trim, aluminum pedals, and ergonomically redesigned sport steering wheel.

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model Concept

Saturday, July 5, 2008

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model Concept

BMW has presented its latest concept which could change its shape in many ways known as GINA Light Visionary Model Concept. GINA stands for ‘Geometry and Functions In “N” Adaptions,’ with N adaptations referring to the flexible outer skin that is made out of cloth.

The GINA is a 2-seater concept car that is built over a Z8 platform and might be powered by a V8 engine. The car was designed by designers from both BMW and BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

The cloth that is used as the outer layer skin is a special highly durable and extremely expansion-resistant fabric material which remains dimensionally stable irrespective of the temperature and air humidity.

Under the special cloth is a special chassis structure which includes movable sub-frames to vary the outer layer of cloth according to the functionality needed. This can be seen when during the day, the headlamps are completely hidden behind the cloth but the cloth will expose the headlamps at the left and right of the GINA’s grille when the driver swith on the light. At the rear, the rear brake lamps and indicator lamps just simply shine through the cloth.

The spoiler hidden under the cloth at the rear can be raised when required for different aerodynamic needs but the spoiler will remain under the cloth.

The special cloth is supported by a metal wire structure and at certain points, the high-strength metal is enhanced by carbon struts with a higher flexibility. The frame has also been optimized to support the aspects of crash-safety, stiffness and ride handling, entirely without an outer surface.

Watch the video where Chris Bangle explains more on the GINA Light Visionary Model Concept.

Racer X Design Cobra KC427

Maltese designers at Racer X Design has unveiled the sketches of the KC-427 to the public. The KC-427 concept is designed to capture the beautiful design of the original while adding a more brutal new age twist.

The car is designed in such a way that the dimensions are small, combined with a space frame chassis which result in weighs less than a ton, even with a 7.0L V8 motor as found on the new Corvette Z06 under the bonnet. With this, the car has a power to weight ratio of around 550 bhp/ton.

The Racer X design team is already known for both the GTV Evoluzione and the RCX, both of which won several awards both in design and construction will complete the KC427 Concept within a year.

There will be only 20 unit of KC-427’s to be built and sold internationally.

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