Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Maserati 3200 GT

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Eleanor ~

How would u have felt, if you've come across the very own Dodge Charger R/T that Vin Diesel drove on his own and did a massive wheelie before being rammed by a Peterbilt train?

Or the silver with blue racing stripes on Brian's Skyline R34 on 2F2F...

Came across, i mean, literally see the car on it own, the car that was used to film it......The actual car ~

Now the Charger itself might not be any special, any person can own or built up a 1969 Charger R/T with a BDS blower on it, but what if the car Nicholas Cage's 'Unicorn' in his Gone in 60 Seconds movie? Enter 'Eleanor'....

2000 movie Gone in 60 Seconds stars Nicholas Cage and Angelina Jolie. Its the grand movie for grand theft autos and are widely considered the only car-related movie that has some value worth seeing. The movie also brings upon the word 'Eleanor' to us. Being a special car that Memphis Raines, Nicholas Cage's character, whos the ultimate car theft in the country, haven't been able to steal.

Official Licensed Gone in 60 Seconds badge by Classic Recreations, the company that is responsible and the only company in the world with the copyright to produce the vehicle for the film.

15 Eleanor was built (built, not modified) and 5 was used in the film itself. Pictured here, are car number 7 in the production, and 1st of the 5th that was used. Yeap, Nicholas's Cage's butt has touched the seats before^^

Bear in mind, Eleanor is not a Mustang. Enthusiast might recognize the car as a externally modified 1967 Shelby Cobra GT500, its true that that was the basic platform for the Eleanor. But thats where the similarity ends. As the car featured a purposed engine for it, the whole suspension in particularly, has been redesign and reworked, new steering system, new paint work, and standard nitrous equipped. (!) Pictured here is the signature of Denice Halicki, the wife of the original actor of the 1974 film of the same name, H.B Halicki. Denice is the person that comissioned the new Eleanor to be made for the 2000 film.

The car was bought by a person in Melb, and have it shipped from US to here, and was brought to NX Generation for a tune up. How ever the standard side exhaust system was found to be too restrictive, and therefore a new set of exhaust system from extractors to mufflers are currently being design for it. Here the 408 ci injected V8 can be seen, god i want the engine bay brace! Their fully adjustable on all ends.

This plate says it all......
Definitely not your everyday car-in-the-front

Carbon fiber bonnet with the Gone in 60 Seconds embedded on it.

Don't believe me when i say the suspension has been fully redesign?? Have a look at the purpose built diff center, as well as the adjustable coilover, 2 way adjustable by VariShock. Notice the diff angle, the sway bar stiffness, can all be adjusted, not to mention ride height, bump, rebound.....and notice the dead ended muffler box?? The exhaust pipe comes off the engine, down to the box, make a U-turn in the box, and comes out from the side, talk bout restrictive.

The front suspension, is where all the wonders are. Metallic blue colour reminds you of Cusco products aye? Not really, this is all standard with the car as its produced. The picture didn't do justice, but the camber, toe, castor, wheelbase, sway bar stiffness not to mention the same VariShock coilovers presents you full adjustability you can have ~ Not to mention the cool steering rack as well.

Scoops on the back are all functional, the one on the bottom is responsible for cooling the rear brakes, while the top on is for cooling....the rear passenger seat! Sharp eyed readers might notice....or might not....that the front bumper, and rear bumper, and the front fender, are all one part of the body. Basically the only part of the body part that you can take off, are the carbon fiber bonnet and boot (yup boot) and the if the bumper of your Eleanor got hit hard, good luck ~ as Classic Recreations aren't producing this anymore....15 is 15 no more ~

Baer brake caliper on the front, not much clearance between them and the wheels....

NOS on the back....

And are at your service on a press on the Go-Baby-Go button on the gearknob~ As seen on the movie ~

With the activation switch on the panel...

Basically, this is one of the rarest car in the planet, as you can see, 1 out of the 15 in the world is just in front of me. For most people this might not be something significant, but everyone is obsessed bout limited edition stuffs. So picture yourself appreciating your limited edition handphone, or limited edition cigarette, or limited edition food maybe ~ But at the end, i've came across the car the delivered on the silver screen itself, the car that gives movie critics a good car-movie to watch, the car that introduces something new to the whole wide world, but best of all, the car that money may not be what it takes to buy, is within reach by me.........and is running on tyres that are pumped up by me ! ^^

Monday, January 17, 2011

V8's a medium size V8....

 a large V8...

 a very very large, 90 degrees Hemi V8!

2 Aston and 1 venue~



Saturday, January 1, 2011

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Facts about Formula One ~

- A driver sheds an average of two kilos in weight per Grand Prix.

- The average cockpit temperature is 50 degrees Celsius.

- A modern Formula One helmet is made of carbon and must not exceed 1,800 grams in weight, as stipulated in the regulations.

- Following the abolition of traction control, the F1.08 accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.75 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 5.05 seconds. It took 0.75 seconds - equivalent to 50 metres - to brake from 300 to 200 km/h, which equates to 4.5g.

- In extreme braking manoeuvres, drivers are briefly subjected to 5g.

- Carbon brake discs and pads need a minimum operating temperature of 500–650 degrees Celsius. During braking they hit temperatures of over 1,000 degrees Celsius.

- Some parts of the protective monocoque consist of up to 60 layers of carbon fibre. A single carbon fibre is around six micrometres thick.

- Formula One tyres may heat up to 130 degrees Celsius. Beyond this level, there is an increased risk of blistering.

- After a race, it takes the team at least eight working hours to dismantle the car, test and replace individual components, and reassemble the car.

- It takes some 120 working hours to assemble the BMW engine, which consists of approximately 1,100 different parts and around 5,000 parts in total.

- Maximum piston acceleration is 10,000 times the speed of the earth’s rotation. Peak piston speed is 40 metres a second - or from zero to 100 km/h in 0.3 milliseconds. A force of almost three tonnes is exerted on the conrod. The average piston speed is around 25 metres per second.

- The exhaust reaches temperatures of up to 950 degrees Celsius.

- Over an average race distance of 300 kilometres, the BMW V8 engine undergoes around 6.5 million ignitions per Grand Prix.

- When the car comes into the pits during practice or qualifying, oil samples are taken for immediate spectrometer analysis. Traces of metal in the oil provide important indications as to the state of the engine.

- It takes around 40 working hours to assemble a new BMW gearbox.

- The G1.09 gearbox and associated hydraulics comprise around 1,500 parts in total, of which 480 are different components.

- About 20 gearboxes are built for test rig trials and for use in testing and races. They are overhauled several times.

- In a gearshift process, the existing gear is released and the new one already engaged in a matter of 0.004 seconds. It takes 50 times as long to bat an eyelid.

- High-precision bearings with ceramic rolling elements allow the shafts in the gearbox to operate with a minimum of oil.

- The oil temperature inside the gearbox can rise to 150 degrees Celsius.

- The car’s engineer can choose from more than 50 different gear ratios when adjusting the individual gears to a particular track.

- Each race weekend involves a team of around 80. Apart from the team management and the three drivers, this includes 18 engineers, more than 30 mechanics, one or two logistics staff, hosts for sponsors and the Paddock Club, the press department and the catering staff.

- For flyaway Grands Prix, the team dispatches some 32 tonnes of air freight. That includes three chassis (two cars plus a spare chassis), six to eight engines, three to five sets of spare parts, 160 wheel rims, 100 radio sets, headphones, tools, computers and the pit garage equipment

- The hospitality unit, which takes twelve men 36 hours to erect, has 37 plasma screens running. 40 kilometres of cables are laid for the power and network supply.

- The kitchen is kept busy feeding and watering team members and guests: in 2008 average consumption per Grand Prix weekend amounted to 140 kilograms of meat, 100 kg of fish, 100 kg of fruit, 90 kg of vegetables, 40 kg of cheese, 1,000 eggs, 1,800 bread rolls plus 2,500 litres of water and soft drinks.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ferrari 599 GTO

Remember the car that i said on the previous post that it was too extreme that i would open a new post just for it? That car~

Is the Ferrari 599 GTO

The first time i see this car in person i instantly recognize the hood vents and the bumper and know that this isn't the normal GTB, and the emblem on the seats confirms my guess. It is, the GTO, the fastest current Ferrari road car, ever produce.....

Front brake...including the 'Carbon Wheel Donut' brake cooling system which i dun seem to understand how it works, its just a plate, cover the brake disc....(squat at the front of the car 'examine' it makes me feel like a pervert.....for cars though)

The rear..... The first thing i notice about this car at the first time i saw it, was how wide it is ! It is on par with a Dodge Viper and who's ever seen a Dodge Viper before will know how WIDE that thing is compare to pictures.

GTO emblem states everything ~

Wing louvres on the side....could this be the next future of aerodynamic features on car?????