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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Peugeot Air-Powered hybrid

Admittedly, Peugeot innovative step in making decisions for their production should be given appreciation. Peuegot plans to build cars that are different from the ones you hear before. If the hybrid is synonymous with a blend of power supplied from the electric and gasoline fuels, Peugeot will change the dogma that the substitution power becomes one of the important elements in the life of mankind, namely the air.
Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wG2K7r)
Peugeot gave the name to their newest innovations as 'Hybrid Air Tech'. And cars are lucky to apply this technology is the Peugeot 208. They gave the name of this car with 'Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L' and '2L' on the back the name because this car fuel consumption is claimed to be very efficient to consume 2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
Rear right view of Peugeot 208 HYbrid Air 2L. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1wG2K7r)
Hybrid Air is a system that is identical to the hybrid electric engine, the system is designed by Peugeot in order to allocate the power of the air storage tank at the rear of the car to the engine, such as electric cars.

The compressed air is used to assist and even replace the gasoline engine to enable maximum efficiency during transition phases, such as acceleration and starts.
  • In Air (ZEV) mode, the car runs on compressed air alone. This method of driving does not consume fuel and gives off no CO2 emissions, making it ideal for urban environments.
  • In Gasoline mode, the car is powered only by the 1.2-liter gasoline engine. This is more suitable for travelling at a steady speed on main roads and highways.
  • The Combined mode is designed for transition phases in urban environments, such as standing starts and acceleration. It draws on the two energy sources in proportions adjusted to achieve optimal fuel consumption.
The compressed-air tank is recharged when slowing down (while braking or taking the foot off the pedal) or by part use of the energy developed by the three-cylinder engine to compress the air. Both methods can achieve maximum pressure in just 10 second. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GREEN CAR CONGRESS | LEFTLANENEWS]
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Manhart made a BWM M4 appear more powerfull

Manhart, a modification company from Germany back in action to change the look of a BMW sports car. This time, they modify the power of the model M4 become more fierce.

As reported from Carbuzz, on Saturday, May 24, 2014, Manhart has modified a BMW M4 that uses a standard six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 3.0 liters. However, the company claims to be able to boost the power from 430 hp to 550 hp.

In addition to modifying the engine, they also increased the performance by pinning new body kit, including a number of carbon fiber-based components, the design of the hood, front spoiler and new grille kidney. The back and sides of the car were changed, such as the placement of a wider side skirts and a new diffuser at the rear.
Manhart MH4 550 will deliver 550 horsepower. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/XfdREY)
Rotating black lines that blend with the bonnet wana be a striking accent on the body. With a number of exterior changes that it has, bloody German luxury car looks more powerful than the standard version.
Rear three quarter of Manhart MH4 550. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/XfdREY)
Not only matter the look, the legs are also improved by using the new suspension and brakes with larger wheels. Despite much talk about the new look, Manhart reluctant to reveal how much it cost to change the appearance of the BMW M4 become more savage like this. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARBUZZ]
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Friday, September 19, 2014

New Batmobile

Zack Snyder as director of the 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' movie was leaking secret of the latest Batmobile model as well as one in each of the film phenomenon. In addition to the Batman himself, it is eagerly awaited by the world's automotive enthusiast is the latest Batmobile model which will appear in every Batman movies.
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1u0nuG7)
As can be seen, this latest Batmobile accidentally in a redesign of the Tumbler, a sophisticated Batman's motorcycle that made a debut in the previous Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Returns'.
"Here’s a real picture of the #Batmobile," Snyder said in his tweet. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1uSVLEn)
Zack Snyder publish the latest photos on his twitter account shortly after he learned that some instagram owners account upload a picture of himself alongside the latest Batmobile was in the Detroit area.
Topview of the latest Batmobile. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1r0uNK8)
Batmobile that will be driven by Ben Affleck in the latest Batman movie has a theme later after the destruction of the vehicle. The Batmobile also has some similarities with a Tumbler that is used in The Dark Knight Returns movie, as the lines that make up the elbow and big tires it uses.
The latest Batmobile on shooting location. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1r0uNK8)
For additional info, 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be released on March 25, 2016 In addition to Ben Affleck who plays as Batman also present Henry Cavill who plays as Superman in the film. Other supporting cast members include Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White.

You may be curious about this Batmobile performance, then just wait until the movie hits your favorite theaters. (See another Batmobiles). *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CBR | BBC]
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Do not be fooled by this classic car look

Creativity does not recognize borders, including in terms of car modification. Through Jaguar MK II, a joint project of Classic Motor Cars (CMC) specializes in the restoration of old cars. This restoration project headed by Ian Callum, Jaguar's Director of designers want to realize the ambition on an ancient-looking car, but by using modern machinery.
Jaguar Mark II restoration by Ian Callum to be produced in limited numbers. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/XAvU95)
"Although MK II is a car with a design that is very beautiful, would be much better if the cars combine design and modern performance," said Callum. As reported from Carscoops, on Monday, September 1, 2014, Callum wanted to change a car according to his imagination. Like a tit for tat, the workers and engineers of CMC was also eager to build the vehicle in accordance with the Callum's vision.
Interior view of Ian Callum's Jaguar Mark II restoration. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yfs0TO)
Initially, the CMC team to upgrade some of the major mechanical components of the car such as changing the pattern of the independent rear suspension and front brake upgrade. Furthermore, changes in the suspension is combined with the use of 17-inch alloy wheels so that the car ground clearance reduced by 30 mm being lower that are characteristic of sport cars.
Steering wheel, dashboard and control panel view of Ian Callum's Jaguar Mark II restoration. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1yfs0TO)
In the machinery sector, the 1962 car has received an injection of 'new blood' in the form of graft engine used by Jaguar XK is mated to a five-speed manual transmission system. The 4.3 liter V6 engine is reportedly not allowed in standard conditions but have re-formulated to be able to produce a more powerful performance.

This young bloody old car will be officially introduced at the Salon Prive event. This introduction also helps to explain in detail about the engine capabilities and performance of the old cars that appear more powerful. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARSCOOPS]
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Project: Secret!

Porsche will held the car exhibition with titled 'Project: Secret!'. What is special in this exhibition, Porsche will display 14 cars that had been stored only as a prototype or concept car and also known as the part of Porsche's secret project in their development history.

Welcoming the exhibition, Porsche unveil five cars which will featured in the event, and certainly will make the Porsche fans eager to fly to Stuttgart to see it in person.
1982 Porsche 959 C29. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oZxFUw)
See on this Porsche 959 C29 which was produced in 1986 to 1989, but the Porsche was born long before that, namely in 1982 as a prototype for the development of engines and search for 'fine tuning' to its aerodynamic design. In the end Porsche 959 was born as the first and forerunner of the Porsche Carrera GT and Porsche 918.
1991 Porsche 989. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oZxFUw)
Then there is the 1991 Porsche 989 concept car is the design front-engined sports car with 4 doors formats. Although it was never going to line production, but some of the styling 989 looks similar to the 911 model, such as the rear lights that resemble the 996. And this is believed to be the Porsche 989 concept is forerunner of the Porsche Panamera that we know today.
1976 Porsche 924. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oZxFUw)
Then there's the 1976 Porsche 924 which was developed to create a world record which cover 10,000 miles with an average speed of 250 kph, but in the end the record was never made​​.
Porsche 984. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oZxFUw)
A Porsche 984 is a vehicle concept that was developed in 1984 - 1987. The 984 design if we look at it has a resemblance to the Porsche Boxster that we seen today.
Porsche 995. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1oZxFUw)
And the last model is called the Porsche 995 known as the Porsche 'research of car' will also be exhibited.

'Project: Secret!' will be held at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, starting from September 17, 2014 until January 11, 2015. Along with that will be exhibited also a mini-scale of other Porsche models and also about the various screening tests performed by the Porsche cars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Toyota future car like a toy

Not only had a FV2 concept car for personal needs, Toyota is also known to have developed future van vehicles. Not long ago, Toyota has introduced a concept called Urban Utility (U2). As reported from Carbuzz, on Sunday, September 14, 2014, this concept car was built to represent a future van with functionality highlight.
Toyota U2 was built to represent a future van with functionality highlight. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qY8LI9)
Toyota underline, U2 is a compact trucks and cargo vans have a large space. This futuristic van has unique features, one of which is a retractable roof and rear doors that can be adjusted its position.
Inside, the U2 is being shown with just one seat, leaving everything else as open load floor. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qY8LI9)
Interior composition of Toyota U2. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1r1DLZp)
The cabin can also be arranged as needed. Actual seats available up to two lines can be removable to provide flexibility room. So that the driver can easily carry goods in large quantities.
Interior view of Toyota U2. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qY8LI9)
In addition to featuring functionality, Toyota U2 was also equipped with a number of unique instrument cluster with support for the iPad-based infotainment system.

So far there has been no information on whether this futuristic van is going into Toyota's line production. But certainly Toyota U2 plan would be exhibited at the World Maker Faire in New York, the end of this September. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARBUZZ]
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Strange dinosaur with a form of half-duck, half-alligator

Spinosaurus is considered one fearsome worthy of the iconic dinosaur. Her body was larger than T. rex, as well as the other ancient carnivore animals.
Spinosaurus lived during the early-late Cretaceous, 100 million years ago. (Picture from: http://www.fanpop.com/)
Now, the scientists discovered something more amazing than this one creature: Spinosaurus Spinosaurus aegyptiacus type is the only dinosaur known to adapt to live almost entirely in the water. He also had a bony ridge on his back - similar to the screen - which is high above the size of an adult man.
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus, a strange dinosaur with a form of half-duck, half-alligator. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Xa9zi3)
About 97 million years ago, in the river system in the region that is now the Africa, the giant Spinosaurus aegyptiacus splitting water, trapping fish through the conical teeth gap. Similarly, the scientists reported in the Science journal.

The latest fossils show, 15-meter long dinosaur that is physically adapted to life in water, including flat and probably webbed feet, also the location of the higher nostril in the head.

"These animals are very strange, which could force the dinosaur experts to rethink what they thought was already known," said Nizar Ibrahim, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Chicago, as quoted by LiveScience on Friday, September 12, 2014.

Spinosaurus is believed to be the first semi-aquatic dinosaur known. Spinosaurus was first described in 1915 by Ernst Stromer, a German paleontologist who discovered the remains of a number of these animals - including spine with almost 2.1 meters high in Egypt. Stomer create detailed illustrations and descriptions of the findings. However, in April 1944, his collection (including Spinosaurus fossil) were destroyed in the Allied aerial bombardment in Munich.

Afterwards, some people find Spinosaurus bone fragments, but not as complete of Stomer collections which have bombed. Finally, in April 2008, Nizar Ibrahim and his colleagues on the way home from the Kem Kem Beds site in Morocco, they stopped at a village in the desert where local residents often find fossils. That's where an ancient bone hunter approached, carrying a cardboard box containing a number of sediment and fossilized bones.

One of the bones caught the attention of Nizar Ibrahim. The shape is long and shaped like a knife - possibly the ribs. However, there is a mysterious red line crosses the bone. He guessed, it is a Spinosaurus bony.

Not long after, Nizar Ibrahim visited the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale in Milan, where the paleontologists in there who believed Spinosaurus fossils. In one of the bones, there is the same red line he had ever seen in a cardboard box in Morocco.

Unfortunately, researchers in Milan can not say where they found the fossils. Ibrahim also launched the "Mission Impossible" - back to Morocco looking for a man who carries the cardboard box. The problem: the only thing he knows about him is he has a mustache. Team diseparately looking that man. But could not find it. One day Nizar Ibrahim was sitting stunned in a cafe, drinking mint tea, musing on his mission that almost ended in failure, suddenly mustachioed man came over to his table.

With the mustache man's instructions, the researchers directed to the Spinosaurus site. In there, they found more bones from the same individual dinosaur. They then realized that the fossil oddity: very solid with no hollow medullary cavity of bones found in the arms and legs. Remains as it is often found in marine animals, which serves to control buoyancy.

The team then combines newly discovered bone with a picture made by ​​Stromer, also with some other similar fossils are stored in museums around the world. From the evidence of these bones leads to lifestyle in the water: like crocodile teeth are ideal for trapping prey in the water, the nostrils are located on the higher part of the head, a tail like a rudder flexible, short legs and big feet like paddles were allegedly webbed duck belongs.

The dinosaur had holes network and channels, called foramen at its muzzle, is identical to the structure of modern crocodiles - which are used to detect changes in water pressure caused the appearance of prey in the water.

Not only that, when analyzing its skeleton, the researchers found Spinosaurus aegyptiacus has a body structure tend to forward, suitable for living underwater.

"Anyone would not expect to meet with these animals on land, but he does not wander all over the landscape," said Paul Sereno, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Chicago.

The other Spinosaurus species are also known to eat fish, Sereno said, but Spinosaurus aegyptiacus is thought to be the only one who spent more time in the water. However, there are still big questions about Spinosaurus aegyptiacus i.e the bony ridge-like screen on its back. The researchers suspect, it functions as a marker, as it swam under water.

The researchers also very interested to learn more about how this Spinosaurus moving in the water. Sereno argued, most likely underwater propulsive energy that comes from the ancient animal legs and tail.

"It's a chimera.'s Half-duck, half-alligator. No comparison of modern animals that are similar to these dinosaurs," Sereno said. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LIVESCIENCE]
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