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Mazda – Engineered to Celebrate Driving !!!

Every Mazda was was built with the goal of bringing joy to the people. They engineer a responsive drive that makes people feel connected. The safety technology gives even more confidence behind the wheel. 

Design

Each and every car in Mazda’s lineup is made to appeal to the senses, and design is the language used to communicate. The design philosophy of Mazda is KODO: “Soul of Motion”, which allows designers to imbue each model with its own personality while staying true to a unifying theme. The Process called “Exploratory Preparation” begins with human hands creating true art. 

Mazda uses more clay than any other carmaker. The Artisans shape the clay until the ideal lines reveal themselves and only then do they collaborate with digital modelers. This traditional/digital partnership takes the best of both worlds to create uniquely appealing designs. The color designer and master painter work together to make sure the designer’s color is translated perfectly onto the newly built cars. 

Interior Indulgence

The Expert fabricator like Koji Fijii who crafts it into a scale model and his goal is to create a model even “more perfect than the real car”. The designers take great pride in every aspect of an interior being intuitively placed and pleasing to the touch. An environment is created that encourages a bond between driver and car after countless sketches and revisions. 

Innovation

Mazda’s new technology, SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, helps achieve a smoother, less fatiguing drive for you and your passengers. i-ACTIVSENSE is the moniker for Mazda’s suite of available advanced safety technologies. It uses milliwave radars and cameras to keep you in tune with your surroundings. 

The i-ACTIV AWD system delivers traction and confidence on every type of road surface and in every type of weather. the i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration system converts kinetic energy into electricity as the car decelerates. It can then be used to power the headlights, climate control, audio system or any other electrical equipment. MAZDA CONNECT allows you to access the information you need and the entertainment you want.

Safety

Active Safety Technology helps the driver prevent accidents by supporting his or her ability to predict and avoid hazards through visual and auditory alerts. Pre-Collision Safety Technology helps reduce the severity of a collision when one becomes unavoidable. The passive Safety Technology includes the rigid SKYACTIV-Body with ring structure, seatbelt with pretensioner and load limiter, anti-intrusion brake pedal, SRS Airbag Systems, and more. 

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) reduces accidents and congestion by receiving and transmitting information about the location of pedestrians and other cars, then relaying it to drivers. Although it is not yet available, they continue to invest in this technology in the hope of one day making accidents a thing of the past.  

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Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli Hypercar To Make Turin Debut

The Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli is a hypercar from Mazzanti. Mazzanti is already an established boutique supercar builder. With this Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli, they promise that it will have 1000hp of total output and all of that power will come from a heavily turbocharged V8 powerplant.

15 years ago Mazzanti started out in business and their new monstrous Millecavalli is based on a standard Evantra model. The Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli is hand-built to order and production limited to five examples a year. The standard car has 715hp on tap and is capable of going from 0-100km/h in 3 seconds.

mazzanti hyper car

However, with the help of incredible twin turbochargers, the Millecavalli will, according to company founder Luca Mazzanti, manage the 0-100km/h dash in just 2.7 seconds and will hit a top speed of 400km/h, that’s 250mph and into Bugatti — never mind Ferrari LaFerrari — territory.

“In order to create this extreme Hypercar, we applied technologies coming from motorsport that no one else has ever used on a street-legal car before,” said Luca Mazzanti.

These include larger inlets for cooling and a roof-mounted airscoop plus active aerodynamics to direct air over the rear wing.

In theory, it is not that difficult for a car to travel well in excess of 200mph, but getting a car to travel that fast while remaining stable and still feeling like a quality, premium product is no simple feat.

“When the performance is so important, nothing is left to chance, but each element is the result of the meticulous work of people with great expertise and a true passion,” said Mazzanti.

The company has revealed nothing regarding price tag of this hypercar but it is expected to cost over €1 million making it a direct competitor with Koenigsegg and Pagani. This car will be limited to just 25 completely hand-built examples.

The 2016 Turin motor show runs from June 8-12.

 

 

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Virtual reality: future of auto racing?

In the coming days, virtual reality will be the future of auto racing.

Its no secret that auto racing is struggling. Both NASCAR and F1 have seen declining TV and attendance figures and mainstream audiences barely register sports car racing. The Indy 500’s ratings on ABC are lower than your average crime drama.

virtual reality

There are lots of suggestions you may find in online forums about how to bring motorsports back into the limelight. But the sport’s true savior could lie in the hands of a technology that has only just begun shaking the market.

Within half a century, expert predicts that the capability of virtual reality will be so realistic and it will remain difficult to identify what’s real and what’s not. The goal is total immersion, where a person is effectively transported from their living room to someplace else—be it Paris in the fall, a spaceship on Mars, or the Daytona 500.

This transportation won’t just be visual. The director of the VR technology center CLARTE, Jean-Louis Dautin said: “Virtual reality in 50 years is the illusion that is perfect in all senses, whereby we can do everything as if everything around us were real. That means physical sensorial feedback, impeccable audio-spatial feedback, even odors.”

Combined you will be able to virtually interact with others, such as a friend watching from his or her couch the other side of the world. In an instance, you could be sat next to each other on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans, smelling the exhaust fumes and the sausages grilling from the adjacent food truck.

How, exactly, we turn today’s VR headsets into a totally immersive experience, where one can feel and smell things that are happening live across the globe remains to be seen. There is a wealth of things that need to happen, but it was not long ago, the ability to Skype from an airplane would have been an impossible dream.

Facebook has recently purchased Oculus for $2 billion. “Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” said Mark Zuckerberg CEO and founder of facebook. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”

“If the VR is done well,” says Jeremy Bailenson, from Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, “there’s no technology—there’s no gadgets. This is not about pixels or refresh rate, it’s an experience—there’s complete mental transportation. You forget that you’re even wearing the helmet; you are just mentally transported somewhere else.”

Attending in races is really expensive, and the next generation won’t make the trip off their own back. With VR, the racetrack comes to them.

In 50 years, everything could be changed. Where, you’d have to pay $150 for that NASCAR or F1 prime grandstand seat, plus airfare, hotel room, and a rental car. With VR, the same seat could be sold in the virtual world for $10, but to 100,000 people rather than just one.

 

 

 

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Faraday Future Unveils Concept FFZERO1

A China-funded and California-based mysterious electric vehicle maker, Faraday Future has revealed the FFZERO1, a concept EV high-performance car at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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Faraday has designed the car for the racetrack rather than for city roads and everyday consumers. The FFZERO1 engine produces 100 hp and does 0-60 mph in less than 3 seconds. The FFZERO1 has a top speed of over 200 mph.
Nick Sampson, Faraday’s senior vice president says, “What we’ve announced illustrates the strength of our team, vision, partnerships and speed. On our platform, electric vehicles will not only deliver on sustainability but will be seamlessly connected and exhilarating to drive.”
The FFZERO1 is a single seat vehicle and comes with some nifty design features, such as aero tunnels to reduce drag, a long glass roof, an instrument panel that collects driver’s biometric data, and a helmet to feed driver water and air. Another key design element of the FFZERO1 is, it has a Smartphone embedded steering wheel.
The battery platform of the FFZERO1 is standardized but customizable, which Faraday calls variable platform architecture. To suit a particular vehicle design the laid out battery rows can be added or removed. “We can change the size and shape of the vehicle to virtually anything we want,” said Nick Sampson.
Instead of going for a traditional automotive company, Faraday is approaching mobility more like a tech company, said Sampson. As the company is new and it doesn’t have any pre-existing brand or legacy, so while focusing on rapid execution, it can look forward years ahead to bring change in the market, said Sampson.
Faraday is an 18-month-old company and it has a global staff of 750 employees. The company is actively recruiting people from both outside and inside of the automotive industry.

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Daniel Craig In New Heineken James Bond Ad

  • FIRST OF ALL … I KNOW IT’S NOT A CAR CHASE!!!
  • Daniel Craig stars in a new James Bond-themed Heineken advertisement, promoting the new Spectre movie released on October 26th.
  • 007, whilst escaping the usual array of frankly useless henchmen by speedboat … Bond unwittingly draws a bystander into the chase as he tries to escape
  • The lovely bystander concerned is played by actress Zara Prassinot … has she got what it takes?
  • We all know of 007’s penchant for his martini shaken, not stirred Martinis but, in this case, he’s after a nice cold Heineken
  • Look out for a superb digital cameo from Hervé Villechaize (who played henchman Nick Nack in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun)
  • Heineken has announced another 007-themed ad promotion for Spectre …  Spyfie will allow lucky attendees of an advance screening the opportunity to take selfies using an orbiting satellite … 350 miles above the Earth
  • Click here or on the Dilawri-TV to view …

 

James Bond
He Likes Beer Apparently!

 

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High Horse Performance HELLCAT Charger Sets Speed Record

  • This High Horse Performance Hellcat has just managed a 9 second pass at Cecil County Dragway!

 

High Horse

 

  • Nobody has been racing Late Model HEMI cars as long as HHP
  • With years of experience on the Gen 3 HEMI‘s, HHP knows what it takes to give you better performance and power without sacrifices
  • Whether you’re looking for better performance on the street or over 2,000 horsepower for the track, they sell the parts and build the packages that get you exactly what you need
  • HHR customers have come to rely on their expertise and experience with the HEMI 5.7L, 6.1L and 6.4L platforms
  • The Hellcat crossed the quarter mile in 9.77s at 135.92 mph
  • This blew away the quarter mile time of the stock Hellcat, which does a 10.85 at 126.18 mph
  • This time makes the HHP Challenger the world’s fastest Hellcat!

 

MODS INCLUDE …

  • American Racing Headers complete exhaust system
  • AFE Momentum CAI
  • ATI 10% OD Crank Damper
  • Custom Diablosport CMR Tuning By HHP/HEMITUNER
  • Nitrous Outlet wet kit with 150 shot
  • Tuned on VP Race Fuels Q16

 

High Horse Performance
High Horse Performance

 

 

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We Know HEMIs
We Know HEMIs

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Hyundai Make A Huge Impression With Their Le Mans-Inspired N 2025 Concept

  • We all like a good surprise don’t we!?
  • Hyundai just delivered quite a pleasant one at the Frankfurt Auto Show … the frankly incredible-looking N 2025 concept
  • Many concept cars first see light of day as virtual vehicles in video games … this beauty was created as a literal vision for the new Gran Turismo
  • Whilst it’s unlikely that this particular car will be racing at Le Mans, it serves as a great Marketing machine for Hyundai’s N performance brand
  • In a similar vein to BMW’s M line & Mercedes’ AMG line, Hyundai will, more than likely provide performance variant models sporting the N brand

 

The Hyundai N 2025 Concept
The Hyundai N 2025 Concept

 

  • Hyundai proposes a hybrid powertrain for the N 2025 highlighting sustainable technology … we look forward to more detail on this
  • The N 2025 employs a strong-but-extremely-light carbon-fiber monocoque design … keeping curb weight to a reported 2,143 lb
Test Drive Your New Tucson Today!
Hyundai … Always Pushing The Limits

 

 

 

 

Test Drive Your New Tucson Today!
Hyundai … Always Pushing The Limits

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My Bath Tub Is Faster Than Yours!

  • Spectators at Switzerland’s recent 2015 Bergrennen Reitnau hill climb were treated with some speedy, 4-wheeled porcelain
  • What they witnessed was a motorcycle engine-powered bathtub driven and invented by Swiss engineer, Hannes Roth
  • Roth attached the bath tub onto a go-kart chassis … and …
  • This bathtub chucks out 120 hp by way of a 600cc Yamaha R6 motorcycle engine

 

Bath Tub Racing Antics
Bath Tub Racing Antics

 

  • Click here or on the Dilawri-TV to view Roth racing his bath tub!

 

Lean ... Mean ... & Clean!
Lean … Mean … & Clean!

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