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.
April 20, 2010
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Supercar Audi R8 V10 Spyder
Movie, one most effective means to promote products. Not a few car manufacturers use the media exposed the big screen for the design, grandeur and kelincahannya.
Call it the famous James Bond film with the brand Aston Martin – had switched to the BMW Z3 – then Khight with a Pontiac Trans Am Rider, General Lee (Dodge Charger) from the Dukes of hazard, to the Ferrari Testarossa on Miami Vice. Every hero in the film have their own steed.
Well, now the German premium car manufacturer, Audi uses the second series of Marvel comic book movie plots universe, Iron Man as a media campaign. The main character, Tony Stark played by Robert Downey, the story would be driving a supercar Audi R8 Spyder V10 in their daily living.
Described as a milioner, the car will be equipped with a special number plate reads “Stark 11”. In Indonesia alone, the new film will be marketed around mid-May.
Now, weeks to more effectively campaign, the principals even create video ads that imply some scenes in the movie is science fiction.
December 8, 2008
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Nissan has revealed official details of its European-specification GT-R models ? and it’s good news for UK customers. The supercar, which arrives here next April, has benefitted from a host of improvements over US and Japanese editions.Thanks to some electronic upgrades, the GT-R?s 3.8-litre V6 twin-turbo engine gets a 5bhp boost taking peak power to 478bhp while torque stays at 588Nm.
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October 26, 2008
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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.
June 9, 2008
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The Lamborghini Urraco was a sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini in the 1970s. It was introduced at the Turin auto show in 1970 but wasn’t available to buyers until 1973.
The car was a 2+2 coup? with body designed by Marcello Gandini, at the time working for Carrozzeria Bertone. Rather than being another supercar, like the Lamborghini Miura, the Urraco was more affordable, an alternative to the pricier Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak.
When production ended in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built. Twenty-one of these were labelled Urraco P111 for the American market. In order to comply with American regulations, these cars had larger front bumpers and emissions controls, the latter resulting in less horsepower for the American version. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2 litre, 2.5 litre, and 3 litre V-8 respectively.
Both the Lamborghini Silhouette, with its detachable roof panel, and its successor Lamborghini Jalpa, with a 3.5 litre V-8 engine, were based upon the Urraco.