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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The look of Macan that modified in Russia

Top Car, a Russian automotive tuner company recently showed their latest aerodynamic kit designs through a gallery containing pictures of these products which have installed on a high-performance SUV, namely the Porsche Macan.
Porsche Macan Ursa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Zr16c6)
In addition to their special production kit for the Porsche Macan, there are some interior detail of these SUVs were also changed from its standard version. Top Car can be said relatively quickly to release their latest product, as calculated from the end of 2013, they have announced that their products and even started to market a week after the new Porsche Macan was launched in some time ago.
Dashboard view of Porsche Macan Ursa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Zr16c6)
Top Car itself gave the name of the Ursa for Porsche Macan which have modified to use their aero kit. Details of the Porsche Macan modification package offered by Top Car was included front bumper, fender, rear bumper, complete with diffuser and spoiler with deliberate design to make the Porsche Macan appearance more aggressive look.
Rear three quarter of Porsche Macan Ursa. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/Zr16c6)
In the cabin, Top Car also gives a completely of light blue accents on the dashboard panel lining, and a door with a combination of carbon fiber with Top Car logo. Porsche Macan Ursa also go on display for the first time at the Moscow Motor Show 2014. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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These fish can walk on land

Keep the fish in the terrestrial environment, perhaps an impossible thing. However, not so for the three researchers from McGill University. They just do it in order to reveal the behavioral and physiological changes in the fish. It is important to prove one theory of evolution which states that the first land animals are marine animals that migrated and evolved since 400 million years ago.
Polypterus senegalus. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1sVFCeI)
"I used to see the fins of fish and movement, and thought that it was very interesting and complex," said Emily Standen, who is the lead author of the research report published in the Nature journal, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

"Then I think, how a change of fins organ into something that can work on land? This is what makes this research project began," explained researcher who now works at the University of Ottawa.

Standen and her colleagues then took 111 samples Polypterus senegalus, species of fish are running, with the common name senegal bichir or "dinosaur eel". A number of P senegalus was maintained in a terrestrial environment. Maintenance environment consists of gravel with a mesh floor and as high as 3 millimeters of water to prevent the fish experiencing drought. For comparison, the researchers also observed 38 fish samples were allowed to live in the water.

This dinosaur eels have gills at the same lung. They can breathe on land. Sometimes, they also run from one pond to another pond water when dry. However, they did not do it intentionally.

After maintaining for nine months, the researchers then analyzed the movement. They observed 20 fish were brought up on land and 10 who grew up in the water. Researchers also observed changes in order to fish. And it was revealed that the fish are kept in the terrestrial environment changes the way it goes.

"The fish were maintained at ground moves more effectively. They put his foot closer to the middle, they lifted his head up higher, and more rarely slipped," Standen explained as quoted by The Verge on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.
Surprisingly, the behavior is not the only thing that changed. Bone that supports the movement of the fins is also changing shape. Meanwhile, the elongated collarbone. Changes occurred to support the head and fins move more freely.

"This is an important change," Standen said. Animals that live on land requires the neck and head movements are more flexible, more independent in body movement.

This study does have weaknesses. One of them, dinosaur eel does have a kinship with Eusthenopteron, the first marine animals that walk on land. However, in general, this research gives an overview of the evolution of millions of years ago. *** [EKA | FROM VAROUS SOURCES | THE VERGE]
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Seeing the James Hetfield's Custom Car

James Hetfield is a rock superstar who is very influential in the music industry since 30 years ago. He and his band, Metallica has sold millions of albums and toured the world is one side that we know of James Hetfield.
Black Pearl, James Hetfield's custom car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1s7NoI0)
It turns out that most of the money from his work as a musician was used to satisfy his hobby on the cars. He built a custom car, named the 'Black Pearl' that currently won the 2014 Goodguys Mother's Custom of the Year contest and crowned as Custom Car of The Year 2014.
Interior view of James Hetfield's Custom Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1g7R051)
Just info, this car was originally found by James in a pathetic shape. Contour of the car body is inspired from the rounded shape of the European and American cars in late 1930 - 1940s. This car was designed by Rick Dore, and the tear drops body model combined with 1948 Jaguar saloon chassis was later modified by two experts named Marcel and Luc De Lay. They make car body panels of aluminum material.
Under the hood of James Hetfield's Custom Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1g7R051)
James Hetfield choose a V8 Ford engine with a capacity of 302 cubic inch that can spewed a power of 375 hp, to fill the 'Black Pearl' and connected to the gearbox of C4 mate transmission from the same manufacturer.
Rear three quarter of James Hetfield's Custom Car. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1g7R051)
The front suspension taken from Ford Mustang cars. A little unfortunate is the rear braking system that used was taken from Ford Explorer, which is not a vintage category, but not a big problem from the safety factor is maintained.
The pearl color which makes this car so special is the result of 'Luscious Deep Black PPG' by Darryl Hollenbeck of Vintage Color Studio. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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Thruxton Ace produced only 100 units

Triumph launched a Thruxton limited edition that called Ace. The derivation model of the daily motorcycle family as Bonneville was launched in collaboration with the Ace Café in the UK. There is a special logo on the side panels, tank, and rear fender for differentiate this version with the standard motorcycle version.

Another difference with the standard type ie the appearance of two arrow-shaped exhausts, custom seat, and some components are chrome whitewash. The selected color blend of black and white is applied to the tank and its stern was typical of the café racer motorcycle models.
Triumph Thruxton Ace launched in limited numbers only 100 units. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/XVy8A4)
Another difference is the use of the rear view mirror which is placed under the handlebar, as well as a special characteristic of the gas handle. This motorcycle using a parallel twin engine type with a capacity of 865cc which is also used on the standard version of Bonneville and Thruxton. This engine is capable of spraying the power of 68 hp and 72 Nm of torque.
Tires are used differently than the standard version, especially in the use of accessories. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/XVy8A4)
Triumph claimed will produce this motorcycle in limited number ie only 100 units for the UK consumer. For consumers who are interested can give a deposit, but the new official price will be announced in December, 2014. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORCYCLENEWS]
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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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