Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Water fuelled car

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Water-fuelled car its a car that supposedly derives its energy directly from water. Water-fuelled cars have been mentioned in popular science magazines, newspapers, and the internet; at least some of the claims were found to be tied to investment frauds. These cars can produce fuel from water on board with no other energy input, or may be a hybrid of sorts claiming to get energy from both water and a conventional source (such as gasoline). Now you can run your car easely.


Sunday, May 11, 2008

Panoz Esperante GTLM

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Panoz Auto Development announces the latest variation of the world renowned Panoz Esperante. This new model, the Esperante GT-LM, takes the remarkably composed and refined touring version of the Esperante platform and gives it a decidedly more sporting tone.

A new rear sub-frame, developed with technical partner Multimatic Inc. reduces mass while increasing stiffness and features a motor-sport oriented suspension geometry.

The new rear control arms are fabricated, lightweight, tubular steel components bolted to aluminum uprights.

The reduced un-sprung mass works in concert with the double isolated coil-over spring/shock assembly to increase performance while simultaneously improving NVH characteristics.

All of this careful attention to detail has yielded a finished weight of just 3,384 lbs, that makes much more of its 420 horsepower, 4-cam, 32 valve supercharged V-8. The result is a world class 8.06 power to weight ratio.

The Esperante GT-LM’s aerodynamics have been improved with new long nose, long tail bumper fascias as well as more aggressive rocker panels.

These components are complimented by the fixed carbon fiber hardtop and the subtle “duck tail” rear spoiler, all of which combines to significantly increase the GT-LM’s aerodynamic downforce.

Detail refinements include revised front and rear lighting along with custom front and rear grill work.

The interior features new sport seats with more aggressive bolstering and a host of billet aluminum trim enhancements.

The end result is a lighter, faster, stronger Esperante. Look for Panoz to build on its impressive motorsports heritage (the Esperante won the 2002 BF Goodrich Trans-Am Manufacturers Championship) as it takes on the GT class contenders in the American LeMans series and the 24 hours of LeMans with a race prepared variant of this car.

Panoz Esperante GTLM wins class victory in the Mobil1 twelve hours of Sebring.

The small volume American Auto manufacturer Panoz Auto Development Company shows its climb to world class recognition may be close to the mountain top by taking it to the track in a head to head fight with Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and Spyker and proving that worldclass performance.

The Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz GTLM driven by David Brabham, Scott Maxwell and Sebastian Bourdais took the GT class win and showed that in a straight fight it is a worldclass competitor.

The fact that the Ferrari, BMW and Porsche efforts were so strong shows the commitment to the series as the true proving ground for sports car supremacy in the USA.

The factory Spyker team had some bad luck in practice and qualifying but was able to stay the course during the twelve hours.

The Panoz stunned many sports car fans last year by posting a win at Road Atlanta in its first full season.

Dan Panoz, the company’s Founder and President said “I could not be happier with the car’s performance, it was especially rewarding to see these brands, Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Spyker and the Panoz battle head to head.”

“For the lead to change back and fourth between the Ferrari, Porsche and Panoz cars hour after hour and to see these three teams finishing on the same lap after twelve hours.”

“I took great pleasure in seeing the British LNT team run their Panoz Esperante for the entire race with no major glitch and I am convinced that if they had not had the punctures they did they would have been in a fight for a podium finish.”

“I would even anticipate that based on the lap times and the strength of the LNT driver line up they would have made the podium.”

“This was no easy win it was a hard fought strong performance with a superior product piloted by a first class team that made it possible to earn the win.”

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Invicta S1-600

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The Invicta Car Company revealed a sensational ultra high-performance supercharged version of its British-built S1 luxury two-seater sportscar.The new model has been unvelied at the Autosport International show on Thursday 13 January, 2005.

Called the Invicta S1-600 and closely based on the current production model, the new car is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre Ford V8 engine which produces more than 600 bhp at 4,500 rpm.

As well as the new engine, which produces almost double the power of the standard S1-320 model, the showcar features a six-speed manual gearbox, refined aerodynamics and specially-made Toyo T1-R tires.

The showcar was manufactured in mid-2004 for the dual role of 200 mph record breaker – for Britain’s fastest blind driver, 42-year old Barclays bank manager Mike Newman and the ‘Vision 2020 the Right to Sight’ global charity – and to act as the development prototype for a range-topping 2005 Invicta production model for customers in search of ultra-high performance luxury.

The Autosport International showcar is the same titanium silver Invicta S1-600 model that Mike Newman drove in the California desert last autumn.

Engine & PerformanceFundamental to Invicta’s desire to deliver no-compromise performance in terms of handling balance and sheer speed, was the decision to mount the S1’s engine and gearbox well back in the chassis and the 100-litre fuel tank transversely between the rear wheels, to achieve close to the ideal 50/50 front/rear weight distribution.
Fitted with Invicta’s own air-intake and exhaust systems, the 5.0-liter engine powering the S1-600 range is supplied by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) in America. Light, smooth-revving and ultra-reliable, this engine delivers stunning acceleration in the 3042 lbs Invicta S1-600.

Each engine is hand-built at Ford’s SVT facility and carries a plaque signed by the two technicians responsible for its assembly.

The completely flat floor of the S1 and the rising rear undertray give low-drag and generate downforce. Tests in the full size wind tunnel at MIRA confirm that the Invicta S1 will remain stable if driven at speeds in excess of 200 mph where road conditions permit.

The combination of high power, massive torque and low weight is a recipe for good fuel economy and wonderful performance.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard in the Invicta S1-420 and in the S1-600. Drive from the front-mounted engine travels via the gearbox to the rear wheels through an Australian BTR hydratak viscous-coupling racing limited-slip differential.

Brakes, Wheels & TiresWith four large-diameter, cross-drilled and ventilated discs, the braking system of the S1 is very close to a racing configuration, with AP 6-pot (front) and 4-pot (rear) brake calipers.

The standard set-up uses anti-squeal brake pads and calipers for quiet operation in normal road use. A change of pad material will ensure that the Invicta S1 can be used all day on a race track without running out of brakes.

British designed – Italian made, five-spoke cast alloy wheels provide an aggressive compliment to the smooth flanks of the Invicta S1.

Nineteen inches in diameter, the 8.5 inch wide (front) and 9.5 inch (rear) wheels offer a clear view of the massive discs and their Invicta-branded brake calipers.

The Interior
From the concept stage, Invicta was determined that the S1 would have a spacious cabin, with particularly generous head and leg room.

The supportive seats are trimmed to match the interior, and offer a wide range of movements, together with adjustable lumbar support.

The steering wheel is adjustable for reach and rake, and its 14-inch diameter rim frames an array of bespoke traditional instruments.

The wide centre console is trimmed in brushed aluminum and topped by triple air-vents. It houses satellite navigation as standard, together with controls for the climate-control, air conditioning and the car audio equipment.

Both front and rear windscreens are electrically heated and the S1 features a filler on each rear wing so that the fuel tank can be replenished from either side.