Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Jaguar has had a reputation in the past of making some stunning performance cars many of which were simply race cars made street legal. The 1970's and 1980's were a pretty bleak time in that respect for Jaguar but Jim Randle, their chief engineer, along with a small group of like minded people within the company got together to work on an unofficial project to create a car to compete with the Porsche 959 and the Ferrari F40. Randal's idea was a two seat, mid engined, V12 powered sports car capable of in excess of 200mph. His initial idea was also to include an all-wheel-drive system for added traction.
After presenting the idea to Jaguar executives, they were given the green light to build a car for the 1988 British Motor Show. The concept car shown at the show featured a four valve, four cam, 6.2L V12 producing around 500HP. The engine in the concept car was built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing and it was mated to an all-wheel-drive system. The body of the car was low and wide and featured "scissor" type doors like what would be seen on a Lamborghini. The car was named the XJ220 as it's top speed target was 220mph. The production version was announced in 1989 with a price of over $500,000 US. Initial production was to be at least 220 units and not more than 350.
When it finally arrived in 1991, the production XJ220 was much different than the original concept car in many ways. The most obvious and important change was that the production car would be powered by a 3.5L twin turbo V6 mated to a rear wheel drive transaxle instead of the original V12 all-wheel-drive setup in the concept car. The V12 was ditched for a couple of reasons, one of which was changing emissions standards of the day along with fitment issues with the larger powerplant. The original all-wheel-drive system was replaced due to mostly weight and packaging issues. The turbo V6, Jaguar's first V6 and turbo engine, actually produced more power than the originally proposed V12. The production XJ220 with the turbo V6 had 549HP and 473TQ.
Even with the increased performance of the V6, many customer's were not happy with the changes to the XJ220 and some even requested or demanded their deposits back. Some even threatening legal action. It also didn't help that the XJ220's price had increased to about $650,000 US by the time it went to production. That and the fact that Jaguar was also now offering the XJR-15 for sale which was quicker 0-60 and based on their Le Mans race car made for some angry customers. In all 281 cars were produced and some remained unsold by 1997 even at about half the original price.
The XJ220 hit the track at the Nardo Ring in 1992 where it hit a top speed of 212.3mph. After the car's catalytic converters were removed and the rev limiter increased, it went out again and set a mark of 217.1mph, just short of the goal of 220mph. Some contest that since it was a ring circuit that the cars actually would have hit 223mph on a straight track long enough. Either way, this number for a road car was not eclipsed until the production of the McLaren F1.
The XJ220 is an amazing piece of engineering and an automotive work of art. They are quite beautiful cars. They did suffer from some serious turbo-lag but they were still blisteringly fast. Top Gear tested an XJ220 against a much newer Pagani Zonda in a drag race and the Jaguar won. I would absolutely have one in my fantasy garage.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
For some reason the task of saving the planet as well as the blame for the problems seems to be increasingly focused on car owners. The focus had increased exponentially with the recent ridiculous spikes in gas prices over the last few years. Sure, a lot can be done to make cars better but how about we start with public and commercial transportation. Government funded public transportation like bus services should be mandated to use alternative fuel sources like natural gas, electricity, etc. Taxis as well should all be mandated to be alternatively fueled or at least hybrid powered. These changes alone would result in huge improvements in air quality as well as national fuel consumption. Have you even been behind a diesel bus in a major city and seen the amount of crap that spews out of the exhaust? Sure some places have adopted clean power sources, but not enough. After that, we can focus on these developing countries like China that are just now going through their industrial revolution. China burns tons of coal and produces more pollution than probably all the cars sold in this country over the last 5 years combined.
While I'm on the topic of saving the planet, I'd like to express my opinions on the whole global warming "theory". That is all it is at this point. Sure, I'll agree that there is evidence that the planet is getting warmer, but the "theory" part of it is what exactly the root cause of the temperature increase is. Could we have something to do with it? Maybe. Could it be a natural occurrence? That's a possibility as well. The thing is, we just don't know. I don't care what Al Gore and the rest of the "sky is falling" paranoia bunch say. The Earth has gone through hot and cold phases throughout its history so this may indeed be natural. We have so little accurate information to go on regarding the Earth's climate that the cause of global warming will never be proven. Humans have been on this planet for the equivalent of a blink of an eye in the Earth's history. On top of that we have what, a hundred years of accurate climate information at best. That's out of about 4 billion years of Earth history. That is such a small sample it's like taking one grain of sand and telling someone what the entire planet looks like based on just that. It's impossible. It will always be "theory".
While I'm on the subject of fantasy and paranoia, any of you remember the hole in the ozone that was discovered about 20 - 25 years ago? What happened to that? There was hysteria about that back in the day. It was going to get bigger and bigger allowing all kinds of radiation into the atmosphere. It would make us all look like beef jerky and then we'd die of skin cancer. And we were the cause of it all. Where did it go? Was it a natural occurrence or man made? No one cares anymore because it's gone, magically. There is still a whole lot about our planet that we do not understand completely.
Wouldn't it be funny if by trying to solve the global warming problem, we make it worse? What if we trigger a new ice age? That would be ironic. Then we'd all have to cut off our catalytic converters and stand outside and disperse all the aerosol cans we could get our hands on.
Whatever the cause and solution are, I'm absolutely in favor of finding different energy and fuel sources. As long as it doesn't affect my driving enjoyment, I don't care if my car runs on sewage. I'm just not down with the whole scare tactic, paranoia thing. Just my opinions, I could be completely wrong.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Several weeks later in the TV often put forward this mysterious motor advertisement.
Mysterious because the motor noose was not put forward fully but took the form of silhouettes,
Discounts body and red shadowed gradations
Honda apparently tried to make public curious against this new product.
Including me, really waited also like whether the shape from the mysterious earlier.
Just finally kepenasaran this was answered.
Trans the TV presented launching Honda CS1.
I would few comments that not too much details (the motor tabloid and automotive will discuss more).
The complete noose of Honda CS1 was last week seen by me in the Ototrend Tabloid.
In the tabloid, the photograph of the motor was not seen too good.
However after seeing Tran TV was good-looking enough also.
Spresifikasi his foundation was Hyperunderbone.
The term previously the person mentioned him the Rooster.
As a family with Suzuki Satri FU 150, Honda Nova Sonic, Yamaha Tiara (still in remembered or not?
), Suzuki Raider.
The machine that was used it seems was the machine of Honda Nova Sonic with the capacity 125 cc with liquid water cooling system.
The manual clutch, monoshock, the digital speedometer and disc brakes in the two wheels.
That was most unique from Honda CS1 was body that was rather strange.
Initially I thought Honda will issue the guy's Honda Megapro motor of the same class or Honda Tiger.
Honda CS1 was the blend between the duck motor and the motor laki.
His rear rather resembled Suzuki Satria with the sharp tail-light and fender was separated like in Honda Tiger.
However the face part was rather seen strange.
On the whole this motor apparently really quite appropriate was bought.
If I was not wrong the range har him was approximately 16-17 million.
More expensive than Honda Supra X 125 most sophisticated.
In accordance with his name, this motor was the city motor that was drafted to be used the daily came home went beraktivitas.
Be enough the style and even really the style.
Definitely him was also very effective was used bent-liuk menerabas the Jakarta impasse when working hours.
Everything of Honda was moderate enough to choose the machine capacity 125 cc instead of 150 cc
Many of his reasons like burning efficiency, heavy the piston, etc..
Rule of thumb increasingly few cylinders were increasingly big torque.
However Horsepower increasingly small.
If in track great speed the motor 600cc 4-cylinder I only the difference around 20-30kph compared to v-twin 1000cc like suzuki SV1000 or Ducati 999.
The dream motor to street in fact was enough one cylinder, 500-600cc.
Love was not except KTM that recently this dismissed the small version superduke (single 650cc).
To street riding torque more useful than the MOBILE PHONE (except if speeding) he.. he..
Back to syling Honda, how come it seems the model 2008 this nanggung very much.
Like 1098 but blunt.
CBR most good-looking it seems still the model 2004.
Motor impian untuk street sebenarnya cukup satu silinder, 500-600cc. Sayang tidak ada kecuali KTM yang baru2 ini mengeluarkan versi kecil superduke (single 650cc). Untuk street riding torque lebih berguna daripada HP (kecuali kalau kebut-kebutan) he..he..
Kembali ke syling Honda, kok rasanya model 2008 ini nanggung sekali. Seperti 1098 tapi tumpul. CBR paling cakep rasanya masih model 2004.
Do you know that now BMW showed off an updated Concept CS at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. the marked the four-seater's North American debut since it was shown off at Shanghai last April in much more concept-like form.
and BMW has taken the wraps off the Concept CS — a new "four-door-coupe" designed to tackle the Mercedes CLS, Porsche Panamera, and Maserati Quattroporte. The car is likely a preview of the recently rumored 8-Series revival, or alternatively a four-door 6-Series. Either way, it points to BMW's future design direction for the company as a whole.
Now The debut of the Concept CS follows a report by German car magazine Auto Zeitung that claimed BMW would launch a four-door coupe using the 8-Series designation, starting with a new 850i.
In June 2006, Germany's Auto Bild ran a cover story on BMW's planned rival to the Mercedes CLS. The magazine claimed the vehicle was the next-generation 6-series, which it says will be offered in two- and four-door variants under the same nameplate.The car's dimensions add fuel to the 8-Series argument. The CS is 200.8 inches long and 78 inches wide — compared to the 7-Series sedan's 198.4 inches of length and 74.9-inch width. The CS is also extremely low — just 53.5 inches high compared to the 7-Series' 58.7 inches. The CS is even shorter than the low slung Mercedes CLS, which is 54.7 inches tall.
said late on Friday ahead of the Beijing auto show.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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Pictures are surfacing on the web of the rumored Murcielago SV testing where else but on the Nurburgring. The rumors suggest that the car will be rear drive only, instead of all wheel drive and feature a 680HP V12. The car will also be around 200lbs lighter than a standard Murcielago thanks mostly to the loss of the all wheel drive hardware.
As you can see from the pictures, the SV also sports a huge wing hanging off the rear deck lid. The wing is a bit ridiculous but I assume it's functional since the car should be capable of well in excess of 200mph.
Friday, April 11, 2008
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
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Monday, April 7, 2008
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Sunday, April 6, 2008
|16 Maret 2008||GP Australia||Melbourne|
|23 Maret 2008||GP Malaysia||Sepang|
|6 April 2008||GP Bahrain||Sakhir|
|24 April 2008||GP Spanyol||Catalunya|
|11 Mei 2008||GP Turki||Istanbul|
|25 Mei 2008||GP Monaco||Monaco|
|8 Juni 2008||GP Kanada||Gilles Villeneuve|
|26 Juni 2008||GP Prancis||Magny-Cours|
|6 Juli 2008||GP Inggris||Silverstone|
|20 Juli 2008||GP Jerman||Hockenheim|
|3 Agustus 2008||GP Hongaria||Hungaroring|
|24 Agustus 2008||GP Eropa||Valencia|
|7 September 2008||GP Belgia||Spa-Francorchamps|
|14 September 2008||GP Italia||Monza|
|28 September 2008||GP Singapura||Singapura|
|12 Oktober 2008||GP Jepang||Fuji Speedway|
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|2 November 2008||GP Brasil||Interlagos|
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Friday, April 4, 2008
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The new LS9 6.2L small-block engine is the power plant the supports the ZR1’s performance capability. The enabler of the LS9’s performance and refinement is a large, positive-displacement Roots-type supercharger with a new, four-lobe rotor design. It is augmented with an integrated charge cooling system that reduces inlet air temperature for maximum performance. A sixth-generation supercharger developed by Eaton helps the LS9 make big power and torque at lower rpm and carries it in a wide arc to 6,600 rpm, as it pushes enough air to help the engine maintain power through the upper levels of the rpm band – the area where supercharged performance tends to diminish. Heavy-duty and lightweight reciprocating components enable the engine’s confident high-rpm performance. The LS9 engine is backed by a new, stronger six-speed manual transmission and a twin-disc clutch that provide exceptional clamping power, while maintaining an easy clutch effort. ZR1-specific gearing in the transmission provides a steep first-gear ratio that helps launch the car, and top speed is achieved in sixth gear – a change from the fifth-gear top-speed run-outs in the manual-transmission Corvette and Corvette Z06.
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when we are blogwalking we found new 2008 ford falcon-orion,
it is the new 2008 ford type,the design is great, stylish and powerfull here are the spesifications of the cars
the ford orion story : Orion Mark I
In the early 1980s, Ford's model line-up and image was changing. The company's older saloon line-up was replaced mainly by hatchbacks, from the Escort to the Granada and the new Sierra (which replaced the Cortina). The Orion was designed to fill the market demand for a traditional four-door saloon, left by the demise of the Cortina. The Orion looked similar to a contemporary Escort at the front, but the rear of the body was totally different;Ford initially offered the Orion in only GL and Ghia trim levels, missing out on the very lowest specification levels available on the Escort. Only 1300 cc and 1600 cc CVH engine options were available (though with both carburettor and fuel injection options on the 1.6 Ghia). A lower specification L model was introduced in 1984 as was the option of a 1.6 diesel engine on L and GL models.
The Orion Ghia 1.6i standard features included central locking, sunroof, front sport seats, electric windows, rear head restraints, tachometer and an information binnacle informing the driver when the vehicle needed maintenance. All of these features were rare equipment on a small family car in the 1980s, giving the Orion upmarket pretensions. Other cars in the small executive saloon class competing with the Orion included the Volkswagen Jetta, Mercedes-Benz 190, Rover 213/216, Vauxhall Belmont, Daihatsu Charmant, BMW E30 and the Volvo 360.
The Orion 1.6i shared the same engine as the Escort XR3i and offered similar performance and handling without the insurance unfriendly tag that the XR badge started to command in the late 1980s. The 1.6i was topped by a luxury limited edition called the 1600E in 1989, the 1600E name harking back to the Mark II Ford Cortina 1600E as both were considered as decent performance and well-equipped saloon cars for the working person.
Eventually though, as the years went by, Ford brought the styling and engineering of the Orion closer to the Escort's. Lower-specification models crept into the range.
Orion Mark II
Ford Orion Mark II
Ford Orion Mark II
In 1986, the Orion received the same facelift as the rest of the Escort range. The Mark II brought the option of anti-lock-brakes (ABS) and a heated front windscreen to the range. The CVH engines were upgraded and were now 'lean burn units' and various models in the range could run on unleaded fuel without modifications to the cylinder head or to the fuel system. Improved locks were fitted across the range, and a number of other improvements were carried out.
Orion Mark III
The third generation Orion had its début in September 1990, but received the similar media criticism that the Escort endured for its lack of design flair as well as the disappointing refinement of some of its engines — particularly the low powered 1.3 OHV and 1.4 OHC petrol units. As with the Escort, the arrival of the Zetec 16 Valve engines and suspension changes in 1992 improved the Orion's dynamic qualities. The range topping Orion Ghia Si (sports injection) had 130 bhp (97 kW) out of its 1.8L DOHC Zetec unit, making this the fastest production model Orion that Ford produced through the cars 10 year life.
Saloon versions of later Escort series
In September 1993, Ford dropped the Orion badge in most markets (excepting Argentina) and simply used the Escort trademark for all body styles; amongst other things this kept the Escort in its traditionally commanding position high in sales charts. The Escort saloon was discontinued in 1998, when production was pruned back on the launch of the Focus.
Sales of the Escort-badged saloon were not as strong as those achieved by the Orion, as saloons of this size continued to fall in popularity throughout the 1990s.
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