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1970  Lotus Super Seven II by melkorius
1970 Lotus Super Seven II
The Lotus Seven is a small, simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car produced by Lotus Cars (initially called Lotus Engineering) between 1957 and 1972.

It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. The original model was highly successful with more than 2,500 cars sold, due to its attraction as a road legal car that could be used for clubman racing.

After Lotus ended production of the Seven, Caterham bought the rights and today Caterham make both kits and fully assembled cars based on the original design.

The Lotus Seven design has spawned a host of imitations on the kit car market, generally called Sevens or sevenesque roadsters.

Desoto by melkorius
This model is a creation of Ray Montes, see is amazing work here:


DeSoto by melkorius
This model is a creation of Ray Montes, see is amazing work here:


2014 Lotus Exige Sport 350 Roadster Type 117 by melkorius
2014 Lotus Exige Sport 350 Roadster Type 117
The new 350 Roadster weighs just 1085kg, 10kg less than its coupé equivalent, making it the lightest iteration of the current Exige to have ever made production.

The car makes use of the same supercharged 3.5-litre V6 as the regular 350 Sport, which produces 345bhp and 295lb ft of torque, but thanks to the Roadster’s weight advantage, power-to-weight is up by 2bhp to 318bhp/ton.

This small but noticeable saving enables the car to sprint from 0-60mph in just 3.7sec, 0.2sec quicker than the coupé, while top speed remains 145mph.

As standard, power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox that Lotus has engineered to be as light as possible. A six-speed automatic with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters is also available, which can be operated in manual or full auto mode.

Like the coupé, the car features a carbonfibre tailgate and side intakes, and there’s also a lightweight battery and engine mounts. Buyers seeking maximum performance can option in carbonfibre aerodynamic addenda, comprised of a spoiler, front splitter and rear diffuser.

Inside, Lotus has equipped the 350 with a lightweight centre console, and a there’s a choice of leather, Alcantara or heritage-oriented red and yellow tartan for the rest of the cabin.

Though pricing is yet to be confirmed, we expect the Exige Sport 350 Roadster to command a £1000 increase on the coupé, which currently retails from £55,900. For comparison, the similarly focused Porsche Boxster Spyder starts at £60,459, but this car weighs a substantial 305kg more.

2017 Aston Martin DB11 by melkorius
2017 Aston Martin DB11
The war is over and turbocharging won. Until recently, Aston Martin regarded natu­ral aspiration as one of the brand’s core values, the ripping soundtracks of its high-revving V-8 and V-12 engines presented as fundamental tenets of its faith. No longer. Within a few years, all of the company’s sports cars will have turbos, with the new DB11 leading the way.

But it won’t come bearing the Mercedes-AMG V-8 that Aston has the ability to use as part of its technical partnership with Daimler. That mill will power the replacement for the smaller Vantage. Instead, Aston has gone to the considerable expense of developing a new twin-turbocharged V-12 displacing 5.2 liters and producing 600 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is said to improve ­dramatically thanks to both turbocharging and selective cylinder shutdown, and we’re told the new engine will be tuned to deliver the least possible lag. Color us surprised that it sounds half as good as the sultry old 5.9-liter V-12.

Beyond turbocharging, the DB11 is reassuringly predictable. Aston is keen to emphasize that this car marks a clean break from the aged DB9 it replaces, with the two cars sharing no parts. While the components are all-new, the DB11 sticks to the modern Aston recipe with a bonded aluminum structure, ­aluminum exterior panels, and a design that pays reverence to its handsome forebears without turning obsequious. The standout “roof strake” is available in bright aluminum, body color, or black. The dimensions are very simi­lar to the DB9’s, and it will weigh almost exactly the same, but there is far more in­teri­or space and nearly usable rear seats.

Innovation is present—but well ­disguised. The DB11 gets a new multilink rear suspension and electrically assisted power steering, plus a clever “AeroBlade” system that channels airflow from the rear quarter-windows and out the top of the decklid to remove the need for a pop-up spoiler below roughly 90 mph. The biggest changes come courtesy of Daimler’s electronic architecture, with a modern-looking display screen, TFT instruments, and the familiar Mercedes-style rotary controller and touchpad in the center of the cockpit. The closeness of the alliance is also evident in the DB11’s single control stalk for the wipers and the turn signals, taken straight from the Benz parts bin.



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PaulV3Design Featured By Owner May 25, 2016   Digital Artist
Hey buddy hows everything going? Since I started my new job I've not had much time for any personal projects and my pc is dying on me. I intend to upgrade asap but for now I'm just doing a little bit of artwork.

I wanted to ask what set up do you have now, you scene renders are becoming more and more awesome in detail with a lot of meshes, anything special in your pc? :)
melkorius Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hi mate! Good that everything is well with you. I still have the same pc, the only upgrade I've did was Ram. 
I have a i7 2630QM CPU @2.00GHz with 16G Ram, it works fine with the things I do. It really depends how you make the meshes. If you push a lot of the turbo smooth you are doom. I don't have more that 2 levels on turboSmooth. What are the characteristics of your pc?
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