Category: Electric cars

Aston Martin DB9

Posted by on Feb.10, 2013, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Futuristic models, Hybrids Comments Off on Aston Martin DB9

Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin DB9_silver

Aston Martin DB9 is a thoroughbred sports car with a higher level of comfort. Aston Martin – the combination of the unique character with an uncompromising design philosophy, DB9 – a synthesis of traditional and high-tech industries, modern components and use of the best materials. “Aston MAston Martin DB9artin combines three important elements: power, beauty and soul. Aston Martin is really special – they always have been and always will be.” – Slogan Aston Martin.

In 2012, the company introduced the updated DB9. Innovation has become more elegant and luxurious. For Aston Martin DB9 refined powertrain, which is now capable of producing 517 hp, 40 hp greater than that of its predecessor.

 

It is worth noting the interesting fact: Russia – one of the largest buyers of the car, but no official service only 2. However, even in Moscow DB9 is extremely rare.


Mercedes-McLaren F2

Posted by on Jan.02, 2013, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Futuristic models Comments Off on Mercedes-McLaren F2

Mercedes Mclaren
Mercedes Mclaren

Do you want to find yourself in the car piece – a luxury supercar, issued in the amount of only 3500 copies of the entire globe? More recently, there were less than 10 of these cars, and today our company is pleased to offer rental and lease a Mercedes McLaren SLR (Mercedes McLaren SLR). This car class Gran Turismo XXI century – a powerful, fast, and beautiful, in which you can comfortably travel to any distance.

Front SLR like the Mercedes SL, but styled car of Formula 1 with its distinctive nose-fairing. But the side of it – the spitting image of the fighter during the Second World War with the characteristic long hood and a small, displaced back cabin. In fact, Mercedes SLR resembles the concept car. Take, rear lights, which are “mounted” silver plastic strip, dotted chain orange LEDs that flash on the background of smooth red “marker” glow.

But the main and most important difference – this, of course, the door. They do not open up and to the side at the same time: hinges are mounted on racks windshield! SLR opens the wings and doors on gas glides slowly, with dignity. In terms of landing a super-Mercedes – very easy with a large doorway and acceptable “landing height.” Also easy to close the door: to handle or to leather straps, attached at the base of the chair can reach easily.

Selecting rental and rent a Mercedes McLaren SLR (Mercedes McLaren SLR), you will feel like a party rally. The body is a half upright position, which determines the shape and location of the carbon-fiber racing “bucket.” Moving placed on the threshold of “stick” in the form of armchair, you can tilt the seat and move it back and forth or up and down, and in a wide range.

So … Three … Two … One … Start! Body covered quiver in the air vibrates low and “hard” bass rumble – like the sound of an ordinary American “eight” is broadcast via a powerful transistor amplifier. A voice and a crazy, explosive can have the engine mechanically supercharged V8! Unmatched traction: 120 km / h Mercedes gains instantly. Mercedes McLaren SLR 370 has all the “horses” t. Any overtaking takes a few seconds. Pressing the gas instantaneous transition “machine” to a lower, aircraft load – and the speedometer is under two hundred! ..

Surrender to the speed, if not bother thinking about security. After all, this supercar ceramic brakes – reliable and powerful, light and temperature-independent. Function Soft-Stop («soft stop”) involved all the time, and can be activated at will even Tailback Assist – while braking electronics at city speeds up to 60 km / h very smoothly prihvatyvaet brake in response to the accelerator pedal is released. But that’s not all … When Mercedes SLR intensely slow, in vnutrisalonnoe mirror image disappears – Overview covers climbing on the trunk lid “airbrake”. Braking power for SLR – 2000 hp, slow – up to 1,3 g. In conjunction with this awesome engine – Fiction. In the most powerful Mercedes SLR grip. Pull off the “boom” from the asphalt path is very difficult. Banks – no.

Guarantee security and that Gran Turismo 21st century, almost entirely made of carbon plastics (CFK). This lightweight and at the same time MPE material originally used in aviation and space, and today is successfully used in modern racing cars of Formula 1. Energy absorption capacity of carbon fiber is four to five times higher than that of steel and aluminum. These properties Mercedes-Benz uses the structure of a new front of SLR, which has two carbon fiber spar, taking all the oxygen out frontal impact. With this power the cell interior, also made of carbon fiber, with a side or rear impact remains almost intact, protecting passengers present in it.

SLR – incredibly fast, with safe car. He was not made for racing. But if Mercedes does turn out on the Nordschleife, it does not give way to many and not much. In which case … Ceramic brakes, ESP, energy-absorbing Kevlar monocoque, six airbags. To break into this car, you’d be nothing but a particularly purposeful suicide.

The company you before the first snow can make rent and Mercedes McLaren SLR (Mercedes McLaren SLR), – piece sports car with outstanding technical features and luxurious design. Mercedes McLaren SLR supercar is rented only with the driver, the minimum rental period – 3 hours (plus 1 hour for delivery of cars to any place convenient for you.)


2013 Pagani Huayra

Posted by on Nov.24, 2012, under Electric cars, Futuristic models, Hybrids Comments Off on 2013 Pagani Huayra

Here’s the simple math: The Huayra weighs less than 3000 pounds (dry) and has 720 horsepower.
2013 Pagani Huayra first drive
2013 Pagani Huayra

Oh, and it also has more than 737 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of a new 60-degree, 6.0-liter twin-turbo V-12 developed expressly for the car by the engine wizards at AMG, replacing the 7.3-liter naturally aspirated AMG V-12 in the Zonda. The mid-mounted engine drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed, single clutch automated manual transmission built by Xtrac, the British company that makes trannys for F1 cars and Le Mans prototypes. There was some wrangling over the new engine’s configuration. Horacio Pagani didn’t like the idea of turbos, and didn’t like the naturally aspirated V-8 AMG first proposed as a replacement for the Zonda’s 7.3. He wanted a V-12, but AMG engineers were insistent that to meet emissions and fuel consumption standards through the next decade, the engine had to have forced induction. AMG clearly knew what it was talking about. At cruising speeds, the Huayra is one of the most fuel-efficient supercars in the business, says Pagani, brandishing figures fresh from the test lab showing it has achieved 21 mpg (U.S.) on the Euro highway cycle.

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HPP Daytona/Superbird Challenger

Posted by on Nov.18, 2012, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Futuristic models Comments Off on HPP Daytona/Superbird Challenger

HPP Daytona/Superbird Challenger
HPP Daytona/Superbird Challenger

The gents at Heide Performance Products (HPP) make cars that get attention. The philosophy, at least, should appeal to enthusiasts who experience gastric distress whenever they look at another evolution of the mid-sized-fits-all Camcordimabu.

That hasn’t been the case, however – at least not in our comments. Once we post on HPP’s SEMA-riffic offerings like the Camaro-based Trans-Am or Challenger-based Charger Daytona, we don’t have long to wait for a sharp opinion.

We visited HPP’s workshop in suburban Detroit and were given a brief opportunity to form some opinions inside a car, the Petty Superbird, and burn a little gas in the process. Foremost among the revelations: HPP isn’t really trying to revive a car; it is reviving an attitude.

And in keeping with the philosophy we started with, that’s the point. A new supercar is announced every week. If someone had texted you just one year ago with the question, “Hey, have you seen that new Polish supercar?” your response might have been, “I think your autocorrect is acting up – you meant ‘posh,’ right?”

It can be challenging enough to keep up with them. What’s often more difficult is remembering what they look like, or being able to identify them, a week later. That will never be the case with an HPP car. So yes, you have to want an HPP car. You can’t just want a track screamer or bargain performance, or the right to say you have a supercar. You wouldn’t say “I have eighty grand, what can I get?”
Even then, the plan wasn’t to simply make parts for cars, the plan was to develop a system for creating small-volume specialty cars for dealerships – to provide an American-owned, American-run outsourced Skunkworks for OEMs and go “from art to part,” and along the way putting the fun back into showroom floors. He would do this not just for Chrysler dealers, but any dealer – and customer and OEM – who sees such modified cars as sales tools. Hence products like the Daytona Charger, Petty Superbird and HPP T/A. Think Michael Stoschek’s Lancia Stratos for the domestic set…

The HPP Superbird is built on a car that was never intended to do such duty, a genesis story that it shares with the original. The 1970 Superbird was only built because team driver Richard Petty got tired of being beat by Fords and Dodge Daytonas, so he defected to The Blue Oval. But he told Plymouth that if they gave him a version of the Daytona, introduced a year earlier, he’d come back.

Plymouth took a Road Runner – which itself was a modified Belvedere, that in turn being the model Petty used to take the Grand National Championship in 1964 – and created a front clip slightly different than the Charger’s, fitted a hood and fenders from the Coronet, and engineered a wing that was more substantial and at a steeper angle than that on the Charger. The additional benefit of Plymouth having created its car a year after Dodge was that Charger Daytonas might overheat if driven slowly, Superbirds didn’t.

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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept

Posted by on Nov.15, 2012, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Futuristic models, Hybrids Comments Off on 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept

The famous Chevrolet Corvette dates back to 1953, and all automobile historians considered the ancestor of the American super car. The latest generation of C6 under the symbol was presented in 2005, but super cars can live long and five years of the model does not mean its old age. However, concern GM thinks the release of the next generation super car, which will be released no earlier than in 2012.

Corvette Stingray Concept

 
The last Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept will also find continuation in the production model. It GM designers have used a lot of fresh and interesting solutions, since the original arrangement of optics in the fade body and ending with a modern interpretation of the separate rear glass with car design icons of the last century Corvette Stingray 1963. Especially since the last Stingray 2009 lit in the cinematic saga “Transformers,” and there is a celebration of the existing models of Chevrolet – Camaro and the new Spark. Fotoshpiony caught and a new version of the Corvette Stingray concept without a roof. If this is not a fake Hollywood film producers, the roadster can be a reaffirmation of the design Corvette C7. But Tom Peters (Tom Peters), the last member of the design team concept Corvette Stingray, makes it plain that the C7 will be different. It will inherit from the concept only a few details.
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Honda Micro Commuter – small electric car

Posted by on Nov.13, 2012, under Electric cars Comments Off on Honda Micro Commuter – small electric car

Honda Micro Commuter – small electric car
honda micro e-mobile
The Japanese concern describes it as “urban electric micro sizes for short distances.” It really is a “micro” car as it is only 2.5 meters long, 1.25 meters wide and is has a height of 1.45 meters. It has a rear-mounted electric motor connected to a 15 kW lithium-ion battery that should provide a maximum range of 59 km and a maximum speed of 80 km / h


2012 SSC Tuatara Beauty and Stylish Design

Posted by on Nov.13, 2012, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Hybrids Comments Off on 2012 SSC Tuatara Beauty and Stylish Design

2012 SSC Tuatara Beauty and Stylish Design
2012 SSC Tuatara Beauty and Stylish Design

2012 SSC Tuatara

Country of Origin: USA Engine: 1,350hp 6.8-liter V8 0-60mph: 2.5 seconds Price: $970,000 (estimated)
The world’s fastest car. The 2012 SSC Tuatara. Made in America it has 1305hp, weighs less than 1ton, 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, and a top speed of 273mph. Yes this is a real car, as it was made public by jarod shelby at pebble beach, florida in 2011
high speed

400 km / h
248 mph.

Acceleration to 100 km / h

2.5 seconds.

The volume and type of engine

7000 cm ³
7 litre V8

engine power

1350 hp
993 kW, 1413 N / m at 6800 r / min.

power density

1083 hp / ton
0.92 kg. 1 hp

vehicle weight

1247 kg.

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BMW 328 Hommage

Posted by on Nov.11, 2012, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Futuristic models Comments Off on BMW 328 Hommage

BMW 328 Hommage
BMW 328 Hommage

328 MW is considered to be the most successful and the most beautiful sports car of the 1930s. Owes its success model number of design features: consistently lightweight design, the right silhouette c in terms of aerodynamics, optimum engine and outstanding chassis formed the basis for a new view of the car. According to this idea alone is not enough power to succeed, you need optimum coordination of all the parameters of the car, combined with maximum efficiency. With these qualities, BMW 328 even at that time, it was a fact that the BMW brand represents today: dynamics, aesthetics and a high degree of innovation.

In 2011, the dream car is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The celebrations began on the race Mille Miglia, where most of the public attention was drawn to the stunning racing BMW 328. In the search for a balance between tradition and modernity, and in honor of the anniversary of the BMW 328, the BMW Group presented a very special model: BMW 328 Hommage.

“The launch of the BMW 328 Hommage, we wish to pay tribute to the passion and ingenuity of the creators of BMW 328, – says Karl Baumer, head of BMW Group Classic. – They created a car – the legend, the appearance of which is considered a milestone in the history of the industry. ” BMW 328 Hommage takes the principles and character of the vehicle of the time at the moment and shows a possible interpretation of how the designers of the past would, Fritz Fiedler and Rudolf Schleicher, might have built the BMW 328 today, using modern means.

BMW 328 – lightweight construction as a principle

BMW 328 car was special also because it was the first time for BMW consistently implemented the principle of facilitating the design. Wherever possible, use the lightest and at the same time durable materials, so that the total weight of the car was only 780 pounds. To transfer the idea of ​​lightweight BMW 328 in today’s time, large body parts and interior BMW 328 Hommage are made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (carbon fiber). Moreover, if the previously used materials such as aluminum and magnesium, but today the best ratio of mass and strength offers carbon: this material with high strength fiber structure lighter than aluminum, but stronger. The BMW Group has a leading position in the production and use of carbon fiber for the automotive industry and already has many years of experience in serial production of carboxylic roofs and structural components for the BMW M6, and the carbon roof for BMW M3.

But not only the carbon-fiber elements in the exterior and interior of the BMW 328 deserve special mention. The current implementation of the original vehicle character is also reflected in the choice of other materials inside and outside the car. Leather, matt and high-gloss black polished aluminum and carbon fiber trim BMW 328 Hommage are a visual reflection of the laconic nature of the sports roadster that time. The car used by numerous details, borrowed from racing and reminiscent of the highly successful sports career BMW 328. After all, even the prime minister in 1936, the car was held not at the auto show, and on the race track.

Dynamics and lightness in the exterior

Exceptionally expressive exterior design BMW 328 Hommage is a modern interpretation of vysokoemotsionalnogo and dynamic two-seater Roadster – just like it was 75 years ago with the BMW 328. “Creating a car – reminders (Hommage) is a good tradition for the BMW Group. Based on our design philosophy “deep historical roots, moving forward in design”, they demonstrate the importance of history to the present. 75 years ago, the BMW 328 was a symbol of sportiness and agility through light-weight construction. Sportcar 328 Hommage pays tribute to this great past and shows what further developed this line: carbon – the material of the future “- said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

Like his legendary prototype, BMW 328 Hommage was succinct design and has a sporty silhouette recognizable: clear lines pass through the plane of the body as if strained. Thus, within the dynamic silhouette of the car produced a refined contrast between the smooth, taut surfaces and sharp edges. Powerful wedge shape already in the static gives the car a dynamic, deeper behind the seats picked up by a line running from the engine compartment, and keep it up to the stern. The structure of the carbon plates give the car a visual depth, the diagonal direction of the carbon fibers further emphasizes the dynamic design of the Roadster. Thanks to the clear texturing fibers clearly visible carbon fiber structure that visually emphasizes the idea of ​​lightweight construction. BMW 328 Hommage has no doors, just like the first prototype BMW 328 release in 1936. As then, landing in the car for deep cuts in the body.
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2013 Porsche 918 – specification and video review

Posted by on Nov.10, 2012, under Concept Cars, Electric cars, Futuristic models, News Comments Off on 2013 Porsche 918 – specification and video review

2013 Porsche 918

The star of the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, the Porsche 918 Spyder gets the green light to go into production. The delivery date of the $850,000 supercar hybrid will be November of 2013 and will be available in America. Screw the electric bill this car screams

General specifications
Country of origin Germany
Numbers built 918 (proposed)
Introduced 2013

Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium block and head
Displacement 4.6 liter / 280.7 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 570 bhp / 425 KW
Red Line 9000 rpm
BHP/Liter 124 bhp / liter

Engine
Location Front, transversely mounted
Power 107 bhp / 80 KW

Engine
Configuration Electric Motor
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power 121 bhp / 90 KW

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon-fibre monocoque
Gearbox PDK Twin Clutch 7 speed Automatic
Drive All wheel drive

Performance figures
Combined Power 798 bhp / 595 KW
Top Speed 320 km/h (199 mph)
0-100 km/h 3.2 s
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The BMW i100: Curve Hugging Earth Loving

Posted by on Oct.11, 2012, under Concept Cars, Eco cars, Electric cars, Hybrids Comments Off on The BMW i100: Curve Hugging Earth Loving


BMW is not generally thought of as an “eco friendly” car. While their powerful sports sedan cars (most notably the M3 and M5) are certainly more polar bear friendly than a Ferrari or Lamborghini, they are nonetheless powered by thirsty engines that burn lots of gasoline even on city streets. However, BMW has slowly been shifting towards better fuel mileage by reducing the number of cylinders in their cars and by lightening the vehicles overall. Therefore it should be no surprise that they have secretly been working on a high-powered hybrid, the i100.

Ever since Audi won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its diesel-electric prototype car, German engineers have decided that hybrid cars are the way of the future. With Porsche and Volkswagen unveiling hybrid hyper cars at autoshows in 2011 and 2012, it was only a matter of time until BMW put something into the fray. And now it has: the BMW i100.

While it may carry a 1-series designation, its sleek, aggressive styling is a far departure from the normally reserved “baby beemers” with which it shares a marque. The styling is intended to separate it from more traditional Japanese hybrids, which are known for their boxy shape and upright stance. It also stands out from them in terms of horsepower: the base model is expected to have 170 horsepower, which will allow the small car to out run and out accelerate the vast majority of hybrids on the market. 

And if that isn’t enough, an M-series version is planned. With a specialized six-cylinder diesel engine providing electrical power and a special capacitor system boosting the output, it is expected to be blisteringly fast. It is also clear that BMW has worked hard to make the car excellent in corners, as indicated by the low stance, and BMW’s extensive Nurburgring testing. 

Both the regular and M-series versions of the i100 are expected to go on sale sometime in 2013. With so much power under the hood, it is clear that these BMWs won’t be your grandmother’s friendly hybrid. Hybrids are now in the realm of sexy sports super cars, and it’s clear they won’t be looking back.
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