19 May 2013

Aston Martin CC100 - 100 Years Birthday Present

Aston Martin is celebrating its centenary in world-class style with the debut today  of the exceptional CC100 Speedster Concept. Created as a stunning celebration of the great British brand’s 100 years of sports car excellence the one-off CC100 looks both to the past and the DBR1 – Aston Martin’s greatest sporting triumph on the track – and to the future with its teasing glimpses of potential future design direction.

The 6.0-litre V12-powered concept car today makes its world debut by completing a lap of the famous Nordschleife at Germany’s ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring race. It is lapping the circuit together with the 1000km race-winning 1959 DBR1 with British racing legend Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel. It is the most tangible expression yet of the brand’s year-long 2013 centenary celebrations.

Designed and constructed in fewer than six months at Aston Martin’s global headquarters in Gaydon, working with key supplier Multimatic Inc, under the leadership of Special Projects and Motorsport Director David King, the finished look of the two-seater CC100 is the work of Design Director Marek Reichman working alongside the brand’s Chief Exterior Designer Miles Nurnberger.         
Measuring almost four and a half metres nose to tail, and more than two metres wide (including mirrors) the Speedster Concept body is a classic example of the almost infinitely flexible nature of Aston Martin’s trademark Vertical Horizontal engineering philosophy.
With a body and interior crafted from carbon fibre, tooled and provided by low volume specialists Multimatic, the CC100 utilises the latest generation AM11 naturally aspirated V12 gasoline engine mated to a six-speed hydraulically actuated automated sequential manual transmission. Controlled via steering column-mounted paddle shifts the lightweight ‘box delivers truly sporting changes perfectly suited to the Speedster’s track-focused nature.
The drivetrain will power the CC100 from rest to 100km/h in a little over four seconds, while the top speed is limited to 180 mph. Small gallery can be found below:


Life-size F1 Simulator - For Hardcore F1 Gamerz

Are you a circa 30 years old who has given up the Playstation since you graduated? Are you a young successful professional who used to have a history of visiting the game centre in your early-20s? And now in your professional years, you gaming time is limited to just playing Beach Buggy Blitz on your Android?

You could be rejuvenated again, thanks to Costco, you can have your gaming days back again. This is the real size F1 game, mounted on a carbon-fibre bodied stands on the real racing tyres. Out goes the V8 engine, and in comes the i7 processor, Intel SSD hardisk, 3 units of 23" TFT for all-around view and digital speaker system.

Yours for cool GBP89,999.89. Playing an F1 game has never been more professional than this.

Proton P3-22A uncamouflaged photo leak!

Photo below shows the rear end of the forthcoming Preve hatchback fully uncamouflaged. From the background, this is from Proton plant. This model also seems to conform to Proton latest design trend. Whereas the older Proton such as Gen2 and Satria Neo majors on the aesthethic, the current generation of Proton cars quite lacking in that. 

Apart from the obvious rear end panel design change compared the P3-21A Preve, the rear bumper lower valence is different in design too. There's a centre-mounted rear reflector, and there's no exhaust outlet to be seen.