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Fernando Alonso Choose Maserati

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Fernando Alonso Choose Maserati
Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso from Spain currently has strengthened the team’s Ferrari. But that was only applicable in the circuit alone.

Because if the ordinary streets, Alonso was more choose to use artificial Maserati cars, not a sports car made by Ferrari which he now reinforces the F1 arena.

As reported by motorauthority, Tuesday (23/3/2010), Alonso selected Maserati is an ultra-stylish car Maserati GranTurismo Convertible 2010, which costs about U.S. $ 135,800.

A beautiful car universal Alonso was chosen because it looks exotic with a convertible top. To the outside or exterior Alonso chose gray.

While at the cabin, he combines two layers of skin that is soft colors and Bordeaux Pearl Beige covering almost every part of his brand-new Maserati interiors, ranging from the dashboard, door trim to the steering wheel.

However, although not of Ferrari, the engine is embedded in the bonnet Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Alonso proved property is still owned by the Horse Jingkrak.

For Maserati GranTurismo convertible is reinforced by a V8 engine Ferrari’s 4.7-liter is capable of spitting out power to 433 horsepower.

Beachbomber Created for The Outdoor Lovers

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Beachbomber Created for The Outdoor Lovers
MINI will introduce the Beachcomber in the arena in 2010 North American International Auto Show in January 2010. This concept car inspired by the Mini Moke ever made years ago with the 1964 target young executives and consumers have a dynamic lifestyle. This car and the certainty of the MINI as previously rumored to be releasing Clubman and Convertible.

To strengthen the character of the car close to nature, Beachcomber does not have a conventional roof. Car all-wheel-drive also does not have a side door at all. However, this car has a special fiber glass roof that can hold rainwater tetasan by pressing just one button. In addition, the door also be additional accessories for the consumer if they want to get extra protection.

From the name alone Beachcomber which means ‘beach sweepers’ This course has room to deviate skateboards (surfboard) and even a mountain bike though. Although the dimensions of this car has not released by the MINI, the car has a length of almost four meters. Beachcomber is also equipped with off-road tires runflat tire wrapped 17-inch alloy wheels.

Outdoor characteristics, this car has a chrome frame, a large intake of water, foglight, danpower dome in bonnet. Although there has been no detailed specifications of the engine, this car is estimated to carry akang turbocharged engine.

BMW Z4

Loved as it may be by its loyal fanbase, the outgoing Z4 was always something of a mixed bag in terms of design. While the car’s classic long-bonnet, cab-back profile and short overhangs should have pleased the eye, the BMW’s sheer frontal mass made its proportions seem out of balance. The application of the company’s then-new ?flame surfacing’ form language also generated a visual business that seemed out of place on something as conceptually simple as a roadster. In the 2009 Z4, however, BMW has created a design that addresses all of these shortcomings ? and has dramatically changed the character of the car in the process.

The fundamentals of the car’s design appear largely unchanged at first glance ? there’s no mistaking that this is a Z4. As before, a long, arcing hood extends back to a raked-back windscreen, and the character line sweeps rearwards from the inner edges of the headlamps, forming the lower edge of the shoulder and plunging downwards (in a manner slightly reminiscent of the Kaiser Darrin’s famous ?Darrin’s dip’) to the point at which the bone line above the rear wheelarch fades into the rear door cut. Here though, the shoulders run back in a pair of defined bands that rise up from the hood, creating a muscular appearance.

Instead of kicking up fore of the leading edge of the door to meet the headlamps, the car’s other defining bodyside line continues in a gentle but consistent arc from the front lower air intakes to the center of the rear bumper. Together with the loss of the diagonal cut that used to follow the angle of the windscreen down to the front wheelarch, it makes for a more traditional, less sculptural surface treatment that’s very much in keeping with recent revisions to the 7 Series sedan.

Keeping it in the family

The Z4’s prow-forward grille treatment also keeps it in line with other members of the BMW range, as do the adoption of 5 Series-style upswept headlamps. The rear, meanwhile, with its taillamps tucked under the trunk lid, calls the 6 Series to mind. This is no clumsy mishmash of corporate cues and classic roadster proportions, though ? the Z4 is a very handsome car indeed, offering more visual drama than its predecessor while benefiting from more balanced proportions. While some will miss the ducktail look of the old car, the longer rear overhang (this car is 148mm longer than the old one) and less pronounced tonneau ?hump’ create much-needed visual harmony.

It has also liberated enough space to accommodate the Z4’s party trick: its two-piece folding metal hardtop. At the press of a button the curved rear canopy section cantilevers above the main panel to form a sandwich, which glides down to fit in a special upper compartment in the trunk. With this in place the car can carry 180 liters of luggage, which proved sufficient to hold a couple of pairs of soft weekend bags on our trip down from Inverness in Scotland to London. With the roof up this increases to 310 liters, enough to hold a golfbag.

A car for all seasons

Just as the driving experience majors more on comfort and refinement than before, so does the all-new cockpit design. Borrowing heavily from the Concept CS shown at the 2007 Shanghai auto show (also penned by Z4 interior designer Nadya Arnaout), the IP is defined by a row of four HVAC rotary controls lined up with the center of the steering wheel boss. These sit, along with the air vents and exterior lighting knob, in a gloss black wood veneer panel that looks almost black in low light conditions and contrasted nicely with the Ivory White Nappa leather lower dashboard area on our top-of-the-range sDrive 35i test car. This high-quality finish also surrounds the gearlever, revised iDrive system and electronic handbrake in a CS-style two-tone center console/armrest design between the seats. Together with a pop-up satnav/infotainment screen and tactile stitched black leather trim on the upper IP and door panels, it lifts the Z4’s interior ambiance to a whole new level compared to the previous model. And a whole new price level, not coincidentally.

Where you previously struggled to find any meaningful storage areas, the 2009 Z4 is crammed with clever storage solutions. These include a full-width lidded compartment behind the seats (complete with storage nets to stop items sliding around), cupholders hidden under the armrest and an optional shelf system for the space between the chairs.

The BMW isn’t without its ergonomic issues, however. The need to package both the gearlever and Drive Dynamic Control system (arranged in a band of buttons below the stereo) ahead of the iDrive controller means that you find yourself pulling your elbows quite far back in order to reach it. And that wide transmission tunnel has shunted the pedals into an offset position, forcing the driver to twist his/her lower torso in order to use them. It’s not a major issue, but it takes away from an otherwise very comfortable cockpit by roadster standards. Perhaps this will be less of problem on two-pedal automatic versions.

Designed by an all-female design team (Nadya Arnaout, interior; Juliane Blasi, exterior), the new Z4 boasts a much wider range of talents and a sophisticated, less contentious design that pulls it much closer – both stylistically and conceptually – to the genre-defining sedans and SUVs that have made BMW such a force to contend with in the prestige car market.

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Nissan 350Z and Titanium

From the designs, reflecting a Nissan 350Z sports sedan. No one indeed, the engine just above the standard 200 dk. However, after the modified spend around Rp 130 million, engine power terdongkrak a 310 dk. and the owner (his name is called reluctant) has reached a top speed of 260 km / hour.

Modifications made include, from the body, exhaust system and Intake pipe. All ordered from Japan and have to wait long. It is not all ready and some of the stock component is a special order.

If viewed from the display, changes in the body is not significant. Only on the front and rear bumper, side Skirt, and CF Lips front of all the fish pocket Rp45 million. Owners deliberately choose not wide body, but materialnya single class. That has not been installed in 2005 car production, namely, the bonnet of the carbon fiber wing and GT.

To push up energy, ordered a camshaft product specifications that Tomei Valve to be able to open up to 264 degrees. Replacement camshaft followed by Valve spring retainer and a piston, which recommended using forged material.

Well with the change? Yet! Exhaust system (consisting of the header, the test pipe, Y-pipe, and the extra exhaust) on cardboard Power House Amuse, made of titanium. So, three-cylinder in the left and 3-cylinder on the right are incorporated into the test pipe and the Y-pipe is connected to 2 drum exhaust muffler has a double edge.

To protect the test and Y-pipe from titanium, the bottom closed with 3 mm thick aluminum designed to dent. It is important to get the aerodynamics.

The use of titanium material, according to the owner can reduce very significantly. the engine is up about 80 dk dk 310 to be on the wheel. Torque, which was achieved in the 4000-4500 rpm, now more quickly become 2,500 rpm.

Foot-feet also get a touch. Owners to choose the products Tein coilover equipped with features Electronic proximity Force Controller (EDFC). This component can be electronically set the level of violence of Receiver through suspension placed under the wheel.

Others, use Velg Volk Racing TE37 series also imported from Japan. Touch the more condensed sport seats with the second model replaced the semi-backet seat of the Bride.

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Rolls-Royce V-8 (1905)

The Rolls-Royce V-8 was a car produced by Rolls-Royce in 1905 intended to compete with the then popular electric cars used in towns.

Claude Johnson, business partner of C. S. Rolls suggested there would be a market for an internal combustion engined car that could take on the electric car market. To do this it would have to be silent, free of vibration and smoke free. The engine would also have to be mounted under the car to give the appearance of a town brougham and so needed to be very shallow. To do this Henry Royce designed a completely new engine in the form of a 90 degree, side valve, 3,535 cc (215.7 cu in), V-8. To reduce fumes the then common drip lubrication was replaced by a pressure system. The power also seems to have been limited to maximise smooth running.

Two body styles were proposed, a Landaulet par Excellence to attack the town electric market and the Legalimit which was governed so as not to allow the then United Kingdom speed limit of 20 mph (32 km/h) to be exceeded. The Legalimit had the engine conventionally mounted at the front but under a very low bonnet. Only one example of the V-8 was sold, a Legalimit (chassis number 40518) to Sir Alfred Hamsworth. This was later taken back by the factory. All three cars then seem to have been used as works cars or for customer visits. Rolls ordered three more chassis for delivery in 1906 but there is no evidence these were ever made.

Although the car cannot be judged as being a success, lessons were learned from the engine design that were later used on the six cylinder models that made the Rolls-Royce name.

The V-8 is the only car model made by Rolls-Royce of which no example survives.

Manufacturer
Rolls-Royce Ltd

Production
1905
3 made

Engine(s)
3535 cc V-8

Transmission(s)
three speed

Wheelbase
Landaulette 90 inches (2286 mm)
Legalimit 106 inches (2692 mm)

Designer
Sir Henry Royce