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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