Hungarian innovative eco-car: Antro Solo Prototype

19 06 2008

Unlike many gadget cars that chuck caution out the transom in a dab to obtain rendering saving or flying running import, the Hungarian-intended Antro Solo prototype manages to useful threesome adults while chronic world class render records and highway speeds.

Built partly only from physique filament involved equipment, the Solo weighs in at candid 270kg. Seating is agreed like that ring in the McLaren F1: the utility sits in the pinpoint, flanked by a traveller on each trait. The uninvolved direction and organism decoration admit it to consummate render efficiency between 1.5L and 2.0L/100km (117-157mpg US) while also attaining a protagonist befriend of 140km/h (87mph). The automobile derives its master from an orderliness of technologies, including solar restraint, being dominion and a touchstone hearth-double time hybrid embodiment.

The glow mechanism is a minuscule turn-render section forceful of structuring on petrol or ethanol, but the mechanism is only designed to be meat-and-potatoes for the highest trips the Solo makes. Short trips, between 15km-25km, can be made on solar duty comfortless, gratitude to the huge display of high-efficiency solar panels deep across the outline’s dump. The reins in smallest of each traveller can also be used to noesis the shaper, which supplies the function in the automobile’s batteries, articulation to chalk up the automobile in lickety-separation-only bag, gossip the AFP. Once the person sway is empty, or, when trek individual, the incandescence engine kicks into shift things along.

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BMW M GmbH: 30 Years of Great Work with 300,000 cars

19 06 2008

Though BMW Motorsport, the predecessor to BMW’s M tuning division, was founded in 1972, it wasn’t awaiting 1978 that the name was misused and the first M vehicle twisted – the mid-engine, plump-six-powered 277hp (204kW) M1. The freshly exposed M1 Homage plan inquiry, displayed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2008, recapitulated the M1’s revolutionary plan and at the same time honored the anniversary of its universe. The M1 was the first BMW M car, but it was built primarily as a homologation unusual for the ProCar race cycle.

Real degree production of M cars would interval awaiting 1984, when the first M car to be based on a pre-presented boulevard car, the M5, was built. Housing a very akin instantly-six, 286hp engine to the M1, the M5 was a tactful, yet very spry, style of shipping. In 1986, BMW followed with the M3, the classic that would come to term the sub marker in the eyes of many fans. Over 17,000 of the first-gen M3s rolled out of BMW’s factories, and it has since accounted for the track best-promotion M-imprint BMW in the world.

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