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Aculeus “China Supercar”

Aculeus “China Supercar”
Beijing Auto Show pledged “estalase” for China’s producers. The models that appear to invite more people to comment that the designers and engineers of China made plagiarism. One of them is a supercar concept that was displayed by CH Beijing Auto origin.

According to China Car Times, the previous CH Auto has come up with this car in 2008 in the same arena with a Scorpio. Therefore, a glimpse of this car like the Ferrari 599 GTO-scorpion logo. This year, the car comes back with a better design and its name was changed to “Aculeus”.

Meanwhile, some automotive journalists from the United States has a different assessment. This car does look sexy, but it is considered as a cheap replica.

From the front, combining face Aculeus assessed Ferrari 599 GTO, BMW Z4, and Aston Martin. Nevertheless, the shape of the rear similar to the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Car design is a combination of a long nose and short deck. Same size with Maserati Gran Turismo and the BMW Z4.

Although the concept, CH Auto has equipped this supercar with a capacity of 4.8 liter V8 engine from the BMW-powered 367 PS, 490 Nm of torque, and weighs 1600 kg. This car was claimed to be able dikebut 0-100 km / h in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 270 km / hr.


Mercedes-Benz McLaren cars

McLaren cars

A silver SLR McLaren on display at the 2006 European Motor Show in Brussels.

Mercedes-Benz has also produced a supercar with McLaren Cars, an extension of the collaboration by which Mercedes engines are used by the Team McLaren-Mercedes Formula One racing team, which is part owned by Mercedes. The 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren has a carbon fiber/fibre body with a 5.5l V8 supercharged engine. This is the same block as featured in SL55 AMG and the CLS55 AMG, though modified to give 460?kW (630?PS/620?hp) and 780?N?m (575?ft?lb) of torque. The SLR has a maximum speed of 334?kilometres per hour (208?mph) and costs approximately US$500,000. Due to european pedestrian-protection regulations, Mclaren has decided to cease production of the SLR in 2009.

The most recent new joint-venture model, expected to reach production, is the mid-engine P8 supercar. Based around a unique carbon fiber/fibre monocoque, manufactured by McLaren, the P8 was originally predicted to receive the new naturally aspirated 6.3L V8 from Mercedes-AMG, but insiders now say that the engine will be modified for the car and will probably be twin- turbocharged to produce in excess of 600?bhp (450?kW). The car is still in development, but likely to reach production to go on sale in early 2008, and have a price tag less than that of the SLR.


Mercedes-Benz Significant car models produced

Significant car models produced

1928: SSK legendary racing car
1930: 770 “Grosser Mercedes” state and ceremonial car
1934: 500 K
1936: 260 D World’s first diesel production car
1938: W195 Speed Record-breaker
1951: Mercedes-Benz 300, knownly as “Adenauer Mercedes”
1953: “Ponton” Models
1954: 300SL “Gullwing”

1959: “Fintail” Models
1960: 220SE Cabriolet
1963: 600 “Grand Mercedes”
1963: Mercedes-Benz 230SL “Pagoda”
1965: Mercedes-Benz S-Class
1966: 300SEL 6.3
1969: C111 experimental vehicle
1972: Mercedes-Benz W107 350SL
1974: 450SEL 6.9
1974: 240D
1975: 280
1976: 300D
1979: 500SEL and G-Class
1983: 190E 2.3-16
1986: First ‘E-Class’
1991: 600SEL
1993: First ‘C-Class’
1995: First ‘Joint Mercedes-Benz & AMG’
1995: Mercedes-Benz SL73 AMG Biggest Engine Put Into a Mercedes-Benz, 7.3L V12
1996: Mercedes-Benz Renntech E7.4RS
1997: Mercedes-Benz M-Class
1998: Mercedes-Benz CLK
2004: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
2004: Mercedes-Benz CLS
2007: E320, GL320 Bluetec, ML320 Bluetec, R320 Bluetec

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is an Anglo-German sports car jointly developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren Automotive, built in Portsmouth and the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England. Daimler AG, owner of Mercedes-Benz, also owns 40% of the McLaren Group.

Due to the presence of the automatic gear box, front mid-engined arrangement and its driving characteristics lead some commentators to classify the SLR McLaren as a GT whose rivals can be considered to be e.g. the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and Ferrari 599 GTB.

It is the fastest automatic transmission car in the world. SLR stands for “Sport, Leicht, Rennsport” (sport, light, racing). Mercedes-Benz has stated that they will build 3500 SLRs in a span of 7 years, with an annual production of only 500 cars. The car’s base price is GB?300,000 (approx. US$495,000 or ?475,000, c. 2007).

McLaren Automotive

Parent company
Daimler AG

(3,500 to be produced)

Woking, Surrey, England

sports car/grand tourer

Body style(s)
2-door coup?
2-door roadster

Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive

5.4 L supercharged V8

5-speed automatic

2700?mm (106.3?in)

4656?mm (183.3?in)

1908?mm (75.1?in)

1261?mm (49.6?in)
2006-08: 49.3?in (1252?mm)

Curb weight
1768?kg (3898?lb)