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2012 Peugeot Onyx by melkorius
2012 Peugeot Onyx

The mid-engined, rear-drive car is mainly constructed from unprocessed raw materials and is underpinned by technology from the firm’s Le Mans prototype.

The Onyx’s wings and doors are made from copper sheet, fashioned by hand. Other panels are carbonfibre and the windows and roof are made of a lightweight acrylic alternative to glass.

Sandeep Bhambra, principle designer of the Onyx, says the car is "a one-off" but "will influence all future Peugeot design." He adds: "It shows a passion for individualisation and hand crafting - an attention to detail all Peugeots should have. It has the Le Mans car powertrain. Although it is a one-off concept it is a runner - the first test we did 180kph, so it is not a normal concept, it is very capable."

The car, which weighs 1100kg, is built around a central carbon structure on to which the 3.7-litre V8 hybrid HDI FAP engine and suspension are bolted. The engine produces 600bhp and is driven through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

The Onyx also has a kinetic energy recovery system, which channels braking energy into lithium ion batteries and then automatically discharges the power on acceleration, boosting the output by an additional 80bhp.

The concept is 4650mm long, 2200mm wide and 1130mm high and has a drag coefficient of 0.30.

The passenger compartment is made of compressed felt and is formed as a one-piece pod, with no stitching or joins. The dashboard is made of wood produced from recycled newspapers.

It seems unlikely that Onyx will reach production.


1970 Ford  Mustang Boss 429 by melkorius
1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429

The Boss 429 (also known as the "Boss 9" by enthusiasts) is arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date. In total there were 859 original Boss 429s made. The origin of the Boss 429 comes about as a result of NASCAR. Ford was seeking to develop a Hemi engine that could compete with the famed 426 Hemi from Chrysler in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series (then known as "Grand National Division"). NASCAR's homologation rules required that at least 500 cars be fitted with this motor and sold to the general public. After much consideration, it was decided by Ford that the Mustang would be the car that would house this new engine.

The Boss 429 engine was derived from the Ford 385 engine. It used four bolt mains, a forged steel crank and forged steel connecting rods. The engine featured aluminum cylinder heads, which had a modified Hemi type combustion chamber which Ford called "crescent". These heads used the "dry-deck" method, meaning no head gaskets were used. Each cylinder, oil passage and water passage had an individual "O" ring style seal to seal it tight. The Boss 429 engine used a single Holley four barrel carburetor rated at 735 CFM mounted on an aluminum intake manifold that flowed well for its time. 1969 cars featured a hydraulic lifter camshaft while 1970 models got a mechanical lifter camshaft along with an improved dual exhaust system though rated power output stayed the same.

The Mustang's body however was not wide enough to encompass the massive Boss 429 engine and as a result, Ford hired Kar Kraft out of Brighton, MI to modify existing 428 Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet Mach 1 Mustangs to properly fit the new Boss 429 engine. Kar Kraft was contracted by Ford to create the Boss 429, because Ford was stretching itself thin across a number of projects, such as the Boss 302 and its Trans Am version that competed in the SCCA Trans Am Series of races in the same years the Boss 429 was being produced for NASCAR. Kar Kraft at the time was also in the process of creating the Trans-Am Boss 302 as well. Production on the Boss 429 began in 1968 in Brighton, Michigan at Kar-Kraft's factory; the cars were transported to this plant directly from the auto maker's plant, and the work began. Kar Kraft made extensive modifications to the Mustang, including widening the shock towers and extended out the inner fenders to allow this massive engine to fit. The mounts for the front suspension were chopped and displaced to create room for the block and exhaust manifolds. Next the battery was repositioned to the trunk and a stiff 3/4" sway bar was added to rear end to improve handling since the car was now nose heavy. This was the first Mustang ever fitted with a rear sway bar, and it notably handled much better than other big-block Mustangs of the time, making it a very capable track car. It came fitted with an 8,000rpm tachometer, and AM only radio. In addition, a hole was cut in the hood, and a manually controlled hood scoop was added to these cars. Other features included a front spoiler that was shallower than the Boss 302 spoiler, color keyed dual racing mirrors, and an engine oil cooler. It was also equipped with a 3.91 ratio rear axle with a "Traction-Lock" limited slip differential.


2015 Arrinera Hussarya by melkorius
2015 Arrinera Hussarya

The Arrinera Hussarya is the first car to be produced by Polish automotive manufacturer Arrinera Automotive. It is Poland's first supercar. It is named after Poland's Hussar cavalry.

English car designer and engineer Lee Noble was responsible for the design and production of the chassis in addition to being a member of the supervisory board and a shareholder.

The prototype of Arrinera premiered on June 9, 2011 to shareholders and investors. Some journalists have given the supercar name "Venocara", although Arrinera Automotive company has never used this name for its supercar. It featured scissor doors, but they were removed for the production model. In August 2012 Arrinera Automotive has officially announced name of its supercar the Hussarya. The name is derived from Poland’s Hussar cavalry of the 16th century, known for their beauty, strength and maneuverability, and these are all traits Arrinera hopes to instill in its new supercar. "Arrinera Supercar Adopts ‘Hussarya’ Name".



2014 Felino CB7 by melkorius
2014 Felino CB7

Canada is fast becoming the home to a lot of start-up manufacturers. Maybe there’s something to all that maple syrup?

Whatever it is, another manufacturer has come to life bearing yet another sports car . This one is called the Felino CB7, a Quebec-born vehicle that Antoine Bessette, the man behind the project, describes as "purpose built for the track" that could also be street legal.

If you’re wondering if Felino hastily prepared this vehicle by slapping on components, dropping an engine, and drawing its design on a sheet of paper, you’d be wrong. As a matter of fact, the company took four years to develop and build the concept car using only the finest materials around. It’s a high-performance vehicle that certainly looks the part, although the rear end leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion.

The Felino CB7 was unveiled at the 2014 Montreal International Auto Show, and from the looks of things, Felino built and developed a track racer that has the potential to be talked about by a lot of people for a long time.

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2013 Audi R8 Plus by melkorius
2013 Audi R8 Plus
The Audi R8 is the sporty spearhead of the Audi model lineup. Now the high-performance sports car is more dynamic than ever, with the S tronic transmission and new features on the exterior, in the cabin and for the brakes. All models now come standard with all-LED headlights. The rear lights mark the premiere of another dynamic innovation: dynamic turn signals. The powerful new Audi R8 V10 plus with 404 kW (550 hp) sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 3.5 seconds. Thanks to Audi ultra lightweight construction, the top-of-the-line model with a manual transmission has a curb weight of just 1,570 kilograms (3,461.26 lb).

The reshuffled Audi R8 lineup comprises two body styles - Coupé and Spyder - and three engines. The standard sprint times for both models equipped with the new seven-speed S tronic have improved by 0.3 seconds while fuel consumption has been reduced by as much as 0.9 liters per 100 km (22 grams CO2 per km [35.41 g/mile]).

The eight-cylinder engine powering the Audi R8 V8 delivers 316 kW (430 hp) and 430 Nm (317.15 lb-ft) of torque, the latter between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm. In combination with the seven-speed S tronic, it accelerates the R8 Coupé from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.3 seconds on its way to a top speed of 300 km/h (186.41 mph). The Audi R8 V10 with the S tronic completes the standard sprint in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 314 km/h (195.11 mph). The ten-cylinder engine produces 386 kW (525 hp) and delivers 530 Nm (390.91 lb-ft) of torque to the crankshaft at 6,500 rpm.

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