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1960 Porsche 718 RS Spyder
The Porsche 718 is a racing car built by Porsche between 1957 and 1962.

The 718 was a development of the successful Porsche 550A with improvements being made to the body work and suspension. The car is a RennSport build with a wheelbase shorter (German 'Kurz') than typical of predecessors of the era and this led to the car being referred to as the RSK. It had a mid-engined layout and used the 142 horsepower (106 kW) 1.5-litre Type 547/3 quad-cam engine introduced in the 550A. The car made its racing debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans driven by Umberto Maglioli and Edgar Barth. The car failed to finish the race due to an accident.

In 1958, the car finished first in class and third overall at Le Mans guided by Jean Behra and Hans Herrmann. Jean Behra also brought one of the cars home second at the Targa Florio. In 1959, the car, driven by Edgar Barth and Wolfgang Seidel, claimed overall victory at the Targa Florio. A 718 also won the European Hill Climb Championship in both 1958 and 1959.

In 1961 Masten Gregory and Bob Holbert piloted a 718/4 RS Spyder to a class win at Le Mans.

1958 Aston Martin DBR1
The Aston Martin DBR1 was a sports racing car built by Aston Martin starting in 1956, intended for the World Sportscar Championship as well as non-championship sportscar races at the time. It is most famous as the victor of the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin's only outright victory at the endurance classic. It is one of only three cars in the 1950s to win both the World Sports Car Championship and Le Mans 24 Hours in the same year (the others being the Ferrari 375 Plus in 1954 and the Ferrari 250TR in 1958). In addition the six World Sports Car Championship victories was a record for any car in the 1950s and remained a record in the championship until surpassed by the Ferrari 250TR. The three consecutive triumphs in 1959 at the Nürburgring, Le Mans and the Tourist Trophy equalled the record set by the Ferrari 250TR with its three consecutive victories at the start of the 1958 season.

2016 Porsche Macan Turbo
The Macan is an unusual thing. Half huge hot hatch and half baby Cayenne, it’s an awkward mash-up of a car that ends up delivering a more exciting driving experience than you might expect.

Built on VW group’s MLB platform, the Macan shares around a third of its underbody components with an Audi Q5. The driving experience, however, feels distinctly Porsche, with an emphasis on interaction and enjoyment, rather than the load-lugging approach of the Q5.

Porsche has worked hard to mask the Macan's mass and height, with the car exhibiting decent roll control and a steering setup that brings proper interaction. Opt for the driver-focussed Macan GTS and things get better still, although don't for a second think that the Macan comes close to a non-SUV Porsche for driver involvement.
The Macan ticks all the standard SUV boxes by offering a wide range of engines, from a 3-litre turbodiesel V6 to taken from Audi, to a much more powerful 394bhp twin-turbo petrol V6.

Ultimately, it’s a well-rounded package with a price point that will likely see potential buyers of specced-up X3s and Q5s jumping ship for the Porsche badge.

While it’s no 911, the Macan is sharper than its rivals, including the Cayenne. It isn’t a proper sports car, but it’s the closest we’ve ever seen an SUV come to one.


2014 Nissan Kicks Prototype
Nissan’s world debut at the Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil is the Kicks Concept, a study that is likely to preview a production model for the local market.

Designed under the leadership of Nissan’s Global Design Center in Japan, the compact urban crossover has received input from two teams - Nissan Design America (NDA) in San Diego, US, and Nissan Design America Rio (NDA-R), the satellite design studio recently opened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Nissan designers see the Kicks Concept as a more mature version of the Extrem Concept revealed two years ago in Sao Paulo.

“It’s fun to drive, but at the same time, a serious vehicle. It is designed to have the appearance of a striking premium car that captivates the look and to be a vehicle whose owners would be proud to own and drive,” explains Shiro Nakamura, vice president of Nissan’s global design department.

Nissan Kicks Concept is 4,300mm (169.3in) long, 1,800mm (70.8in) wide and 1,600mm (63in) tall, with a wheelbase of 2,620mm (103.1in). That means it’s 175mm (6.9in) longer than the Juke, and has a 90mm (3.5in) longer wheelbase, while width and height are approximately the same. Nissan says the study’s name is a reference to its “tough guy” behavior, with the crossover combining agility, an athletic stance and attitude. The name also reflects the concept’s young and energetic personality.

While Nissan executives say the study reflects the particularities of the Brazilian market, they admit a Kicks-based production model could be suitable for other markets as well.


1969 McLaren M6GT Bruce McLaren
The McLaren M6A was a race car developed by driver Bruce McLaren and his Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team for their entry in 1967 Can-Am season. As a replacement for the team's M1Bs from 1966, the Chevrolet-powered M6A's improved design earned Bruce McLaren and his team their first of multiple Can-Am championships. After the M6As were replaced by the M8A in preparation for 1968, McLaren and technical partner Trojan developed the M6B which was sold to customers for use in Can-Am as well as other racing series.

The M6 name was later used in the development of a closed-cockpit sports car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and known as the M6GT. The company's plan to homologate it for the FIA's Group 4 regulations was, however, never completed, and only a few M6GT prototypes were finished by McLaren and Trojan. Two M6GTs were later converted to road cars, one of which became Bruce McLaren's personal transport.



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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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