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  •   Susanne Roeder reacted to this post about 4 months ago
    Water wings ASTON MARTIN DESIGN TEAM HELPS CREATE AM37 ‘SPORTS SUPER YACHT’

    AM37 SPORTS BOAT / WORDS Jethro Bovingdon / IMAGES ASTON MARTIN / #Aston-Martin-AM37 / #Aston-Martin / #2016

    It doesn’t get much cooler than pointing the long, elegant bonnet of your Aston Martin south and not stopping until you get to Monaco on a warm summer’s evening. Maybe you’ll stay at the Hotel de Paris, spend an evening on the tables at the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The next day? A short amble down to the Hercules Port and then a day on the yacht, I guess. And it would be only natural and fitting for the yacht to be as effortlessly stylish as your Vanquish or One-77. Which is where the AM37 comes in, a collaboration between Quintessence Yachts and Aston Martin.

    And just about the most ridiculously desirable object on planet Earth. Aston Martin’s design department is obviously incredibly highly regarded even beyond the usual automotive boundaries. So much so that it has a three-person team under the banner ‘The Art of Living’ that’s dedicated to projects away from car design. They’ve produced fabric collections with renowned couture fabric and lace maker Emilia Burano, exquisite furniture with Formitalia and now the jaw-dropping AM37 with Quintessence.

    Marek Reichman, chief creative officer and design director, explains what made them take on such an ambitious project and what makes this 11.28-metre (37ft, hence the name) sports superyacht unique. You have to imagine him smiling broadly as you read, because he really is fired-up about the AM37. ‘Quintessence were coming with a blank sheet,’ he begins. ‘They were saying: “This is going to be your design, with some practical input from our naval architect.”

    ‘We clay-modelled it here, we did the surfacing here, every piece of data to create the boat came from here. So that was part of the attraction – they were not coming with a perceived view of what AM37 should be.’

    Even so, Reichman’s vision wasn’t easy to execute and there were plenty of heated debates with the naval architects, the Dutch firm Mulder Design. ‘It was harmonious after we’d had our struggles!’ he laughs. ‘What I learnt is that different disciplines apply the same techniques but at different times. It was like when I first got here. You have to prove your knowledge. Now the relationship is good – we’ve both learnt a huge amount and they’re saying: “We’re glad we didn’t force you away from those ideas.”’

    So it’s a luxurious, sporting yacht available with two 370bhp Mercury diesel engines or twin 430bhp #Mercury petrol engines, or in S form with twin 520bhp petrol engines and a top speed of 52 knots (60mph). It has a composite hull and carbonfibre structural strengthening, beautiful teak decking and accommodation consisting of a small galley kitchen, sofa/double bed, dining table and toilet (because even the superglamorous produce waste). Each AM37 will be built in Southampton and, while pricing hasn’t been confirmed, we’d bet on not getting much change from £1 million. But what makes it Aston Martin?

    ‘It’s always based around beauty. It has to be,’ explains Reichman. ‘In itself that creates longevity. The hull is very sharp – you look at the front view and many powerboats have a bluff front these days, whereas AM37 is quite traditional. I wanted this look so that when seen in profile AM37 has a very defined point at the front. Stemming from that is the teak cabin, the greenhouse flowing up from it with that unique concave glass. The metal strips that run from the tip of the yacht and sweep up the glass create a very cab-rearward look, so even when it’s static it looks like it’s powering away.’

    Beyond the simple beauty there’s innovation driven by the aesthetic, too. An electrically operated three-piece deck made from carbonfibre completely covers the cabin when the boat is moored and then retracts below the aft deck, where it joins the carbonfibre Bimini cover that can be raised to provide shade from the sun. Marek loves this feature. ‘When you’re moored you get this beautiful deck – and that came from the inspiration of seeing stunning Thames River cruisers: beautiful wooden cruisers that are so simple.’

    Of course an Aston Martin can’t just look right and Marek and Quintessence were at pains to ensure the AM37 was suitably effortless. ‘We wanted AM37 to feel like it’s planing, smooth and controlled,’ he recalls. ‘So you can only hear the sound of the water, not the boat interrupting it, fighting the surface. An incredibly serene ride, easy and comfortable to go fast in and therefore confidence-inspiring. It’s not an out and out speedboat, it’s a pleasure powerboat that has all the power that you need when you need it. Just like a DB11, absolutely. When you see AM37 moored beside one of our cars I’m certain you’ll see the shared philosophy, the shared authenticity. They’ll impart the same feelings and sensations.’

    ‘It has all the power that you need, when you need it. Just like a DB11, absolutely’

    Left, from the top Aston design themes continue into the cockpit; top speed will be 52 knots; carbonfibre deck slides forward to cover the cockpit when moored.
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  •   time2000 reacted to this post about 5 months ago
    / #Porsche-Mission-E-Cross-Turismo / #2018 / #Porsche-Mission-E / #Porsche / #Electric-Car

    With an 800 volt electric architecture, the big news here is the Mission E Cross Turismo is capable of recharging using the new Ionity 350kW chargers, offering 250-miles range in 15 minutes. 590bhp allows 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds and 124mph in under 12 seconds. Porsche says its latest EV is already “road ready”.
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  •   Henry Catchpole reacted to this post about 5 months ago

    I heard the other day about an early #BMW-X1 that had been recovered into a main dealership with a non-start condition following a breakdown. The labour for diagnostics came to under 100 quid, but the associated repair bill resulted in a final cost that was significant enough to effectively write-off the car.

    / #High-Pressure-Fuel-Pumps / #BMW

    How does £6,000 grab you for a new, high-pressure fuel pump, four injectors, fuel system clean-out and labour? A fuel pump costs £1,250, four injectors add up to over £2,200, then add £150 for the non-re-useable fuel lines and, if needed, a fuel rail for an additional £420. Then there was a couple of days in the workshop to get it all done at whatever they charge (plus VAT), and you can see how it adds up and runs away.

    What happened in this case – and others – is that the finely-machined surfaces in the fuel pump somehow become damaged. Bits whizzed around inside the pump causing more aggro, and then the fi ne mix of metal swarf and diesel found its way into the injectors, ruining them.

    The car went to a BMW independent specialist who quoted £1,200 to supply and fit good used parts, and clean the system out. That’s after the workshop there had completed the same repair on three other #BMW-N47 cars before…

    But I do wonder what causes this problem? It’s not really that common a fault. It could be poor quality diesel from a supermarket station, water in the fuel or even the fact that, after the filter in the fuel pump, there isn’t one in the fuel line. I’d be very tempted to cut a section of the fuel supply pipe out and splice-in an external fuel filter, just as a second line of defence.

    A new, high-pressure fuel pump from BMW will cost a hefty £1,250, but this can be just the start of the expense if using a dealership for repairs.
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  •   BimmerPost reacted to this post about 7 months ago
    SHOWROOM STARS #Aston-Martin-One-77 / #2016 / #Aston-Martin / #2016-Aston-Martin-One-77 / £1,800,000

    Aston Martin Works, UK. +44 (0)1908 610620, www.astonmartinworks.com

    The economics of buying a brand new car outright still make little sense in general – the AA reckons that the average new car is worth just 40% of the purchase price after three years – but in recent times several hypercars have demonstrated that not everything loses value the moment it is driven away from the showroom. Defying the depreciation curve with particular belligerence is the Aston Martin One-77, a £1.2-million machine when delivery began in 2011, and even more expensive in the UK once Her Majesty’s Government had added VAT at 20%.

    It was easy to understand why the price tag was so large, though: each of the 77 cars built was completed to the buyer’s specification inside and out, and beneath the handcrafted aluminium body was an awe-inspiring 750bhp V12, then the most powerful naturally aspirated petrol engine in the world. (That title now belongs to the 6.2-litre 770bhp unit in the Ferrari F12tdf but, if the factory figures are to be believed, the One-77 is nonetheless the quicker car, topping out at a tyre-shredding 220mph.)

    It was devastatingly attractive, too – very recognisably a post-DB9 Aston, but with a don’t-mess, all-business aesthetic of its own. Unsurprisingly, in the years since 2011, those who were unable to secure a One-77 when new have been prepared to pay handsomely to acquire a used car. Handsomely enough, in fact, that values are already far north of the new price.

    ‘Used’ is probably the wrong word, for there are not many One-77s in the world that are driven regularly. Indeed, the car currently available through Aston Works has done just 900 miles, and presents in correspondingly pristine condition.

    Its first owner picked a combination of Pearl Black paint over a silver-and-black interior. That wouldn’t have been our choice, but we needn’t worry about that: not only do we not have £1,800,000 to spend, but the car is also unlikely to be available for long. The market shows that the world’s car enthusiasts have conferred classic status on the One-77 already. Getting hold of one will only get harder.
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  •   Joe Breeze reacted to this post about 8 months ago
    Jay Leno uploaded a new video in Bugatti
    When I was a kid and my dad wanted to convey speed, he would always say, ‘That guy’s going a mile a minute.’ My dad was born in 1910, when that was a pretty impressive speed. When he was teaching me to drive, he would always yell it out and I would always say, ‘But dad, that’s only 60 miles an hour. The speed limit is 65.’

    ‘ANDY WALLACE SEEMS COMPLETELY NORMAL, BUT I SUSPECT PARTS OF HIM ARE MADE OF CARBONFIBRE’
    / #Bugatti-Chiron-301 / #Bugatti-Chiron / #Bugatti

    In my formative years, the magic number was always 200. When I started reading car magazines in the early ’60s, members of the 200-miles-an-hour club were few and far between. And the men who had reached that speed were treated with an almost mythical deference.

    It wasn’t until 1987 that a production car was able to reach that milestone. That car was, of course, the #Ferrari-F40 . It took 100 years for the motor industry to go from zero to 200mph, yet only 33 years to go from 200 to over 300mph, which was achieved by the Bugatti Chiron mere months ago.

    I was amazed at how little fanfare that incredible feat generated. Sure, it was covered in the automotive press and on the internet, but that was about it. I was fortunate enough to speak to Andy Wallace, the man who achieved it, when they brought that recordbreaking Bugatti to my garage.

    Andy is one of my heroes and is one of the most self-effacing guys you’ll ever meet. He’s the kind of guy you could sit in a pub with for hours, listening to his tales of record-breaking in cars from the #Jaguar-XJ220 to the #McLaren-F1 in which he made an incredible run of 240.1mph, a record that would still stand today if the fastest production car in the world were normally aspirated. All of this without a hint of bragging. No brags, just facts, as my dad used to say.

    The first person to drive a car at 200mph was Sir Henry Segrave, in a Sunbeam at Daytona Beach in 1927. The Segrave Trophy still exists, and is awarded to the British national who demonstrates outstanding skill, courage and initiative on land, on water or in the air. Can we at least get Andy one of those?

    Britain is home to not one but two of the fastest Andys. Andy Green is the Land Speed Record holder at 763mph, set in Thrust SSC on Black Rock Desert in Nevada. That was the first supersonic Land Speed Record to be set, but now the same Andy is back behind the wheel. This time he’s in Bloodhound, a car so powerful it has a Formula 1 engine just to pump the fuel. He got to 628mph in testing in November and aims to break 1000mph in 2020 or 2021 if luck, money and technology work out. Clearly there is something about British Andys.

    One of the things I found most impressive about Andy Wallace’s Bugatti run was the tyres. I had assumed they were special one-offs Michelin had created to break the record, but this was not the case. To qualify for the record you must use the stock tyres that come with the vehicle.

    In this case they are Michelin Pilot Cup 2s with an additional layer of carbonfibre. These are the factory tyres that will come with all 30 of the Bugatti-Chiron-‘301’ models, which have been sold at over $5m a pop.

    Other things that differ from the stock Chiron are the exhaust system as well as advanced aerodynamics, such as a fixed wing. If you’re thinking right about now that it doesn’t sound like a stock car, all the features I’ve just mentioned will be present on the 30 ‘301’ models that they build.

    One nugget I took away from my talk with Andy Wallace was that these new Michelin Cup 2s will be cheaper than the original Michelins that were on the Bugatti when it was launched. And for those of you wondering what the point is of 300mph, given that you can’t possibly do that on the street, it’s that by pushing vehicles harder and faster we increase their reliability and durability at highway speeds. When the Chiron travels at more than 300mph, these tyres have to withstand 5300g while rotating 68 times per second. That’s nearly 4100rpm. They are rated to 318mph, so that gave Andy a bit of a cushion…

    The other part of the equation that appears to be totally stock is the driver. Andy Wallace, at first glance, appears to be a completely normal British lad, two arms, two legs and so on. But I suspect certain parts of him have been made of reinforced carbonfibre, giving him that unknown quality the rest of us seem to lack.

    So, what now? Bugatti supremo Stephan Winkelmann has already said that’s it, they’ve broken the record and they’re now moving on to concentrate on other things. I always thought 300mph in a street car was unobtainable, yet Bugatti has proved it is possible. Will anybody now care if the next milestone is 310mph, or 350? And what about 400? Will we have to wait another 33 years, or will it happen by 2036 – when Octane 400 hits the shelves?
    Jay Leno's Garage: This $2.9M Bugatti Chiron Goes From 0 To 60 mph In Just 2.5 Seconds
    When I was a kid and my dad wanted to convey speed, he would always say, ‘That guy’s going a mile a minute.’ My dad was born in 1910, when that was a pretty impressive speed. When he was teaching me to drive, he would always yell it out and I...
    When I was a kid and my dad wanted to convey speed, he would always say, ‘That guy’s going a mile a minute.’ My dad was born in 1910, when that was a pretty impressive speed. When he was teaching me to drive, he would always yell it out and I would always say, ‘But dad, that’s only 60 miles an hour. The speed limit is 65.’‘ANDY WALLACE SEEMS COMPLETELY NORMAL, BUT I SUSPECT PARTS OF HIM ARE MADE OF CARBONFIBRE’/ Bugatti-Chiron-301 / Bugatti-Chiron / BugattiIn my formative years, the magic number was always 200. When I started reading car magazines in the early ’60s, members of the 200-miles-an-hour club were few and far between. And the men who had reached that speed were treated with an almost mythical deference.It wasn’t until 1987 that a production car was able to reach that milestone. That car was, of course, the Ferrari F40. It took 100 years for the motor industry to go from zero to 200mph, yet only 33 years to go from 200 to over 300mph, which was achieved by the Bugatti Chiron mere months ago.I was amazed at how little fanfare that incredible feat generated. Sure, it was covered in the automotive press and on the internet, but that was about it. I was fortunate enough to speak to Andy Wallace, the man who achieved it, when they brought that recordbreaking Bugatti to my garage. Andy is one of my heroes and is one of the most self-effacing guys you’ll ever meet. He’s the kind of guy you could sit in a pub with for hours, listening to his tales of record-breaking in cars from the Jaguar-XJ220 to the McLaren-F1 in which he made an incredible run of 240.1mph, a record that would still stand today if the fastest production car in the world were normally aspirated. All of this without a hint of bragging. No brags, just facts, as my dad used to say. The first person to drive a car at 200mph was Sir Henry Segrave, in a Sunbeam at Daytona Beach in 1927. The Segrave Trophy still exists, and is awarded to the British national who demonstrates outstanding skill, courage and initiative on land, on water or in the air. Can we at least get Andy one of those? Britain is home to not one but two of the fastest Andys. Andy Green is the Land Speed Record holder at 763mph, set in Thrust SSC on Black Rock Desert in Nevada. That was the first supersonic Land Speed Record to be set, but now the same Andy is back behind the wheel. This time he’s in Bloodhound, a car so powerful it has a Formula 1 engine just to pump the fuel. He got to 628mph in testing in November and aims to break 1000mph in 2020 or 2021 if luck, money and technology work out. Clearly there is something about British Andys.One of the things I found most impressive about Andy Wallace’s Bugatti run was the tyres. I had assumed they were special one-offs Michelin had created to break the record, but this was not the case. To qualify for the record you must use the stock tyres that come with the vehicle. In this case they are Michelin Pilot Cup 2s with an additional layer of carbonfibre. These are the factory tyres that will come with all 30 of the Bugatti-Chiron-‘301’ models, which have been sold at over $5m a pop.Other things that differ from the stock Chiron are the exhaust system as well as advanced aerodynamics, such as a fixed wing. If you’re thinking right about now that it doesn’t sound like a stock car, all the features I’ve just mentioned will be present on the 30 ‘301’ models that they build. One nugget I took away from my talk with Andy Wallace was that these new Michelin Cup 2s will be cheaper than the original Michelins that were on the Bugatti when it was launched. And for those of you wondering what the point is of 300mph, given that you can’t possibly do that on the street, it’s that by pushing vehicles harder and faster we increase their reliability and durability at highway speeds. When the Chiron travels at more than 300mph, these tyres have to withstand 5300g while rotating 68 times per second. That’s nearly 4100rpm. They are rated to 318mph, so that gave Andy a bit of a cushion… The other part of the equation that appears to be totally stock is the driver. Andy Wallace, at first glance, appears to be a completely normal British lad, two arms, two legs and so on. But I suspect certain parts of him have been made of reinforced carbonfibre, giving him that unknown quality the rest of us seem to lack. So, what now? Bugatti supremo Stephan Winkelmann has already said that’s it, they’ve broken the record and they’re now moving on to concentrate on other things. I always thought 300mph in a street car was unobtainable, yet Bugatti has proved it is possible. Will anybody now care if the next milestone is 310mph, or 350? And what about 400? Will we have to wait another 33 years, or will it happen by 2036 – when Octane 400 hits the shelves?
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  •   Jay Leno reacted to this post about 9 months ago
    LONG LIVE THE KING

    Frankfurt Gran Turismo concept previews design language of the next Veyron / #Bugatti-Veyron-II / #Bugatti-Chiron / #VAG / #VW

    Nothing in the motor industry stays still for very long. The #Bugatti-Veyron is now over and in its place is about to come the next Bugatti hypercar. It’s believed to be called the Chiron, named after 1930s Bugatti racing driver Louis Chiron.

    Some fortunate #Bugatti customers have enjoyed an exclusive preview at the beautiful Bugatti mansion in Molsheim, and the asking price is rumoured to be around ¤2.2 million. Meanwhile, mere mortals got a taste of what’s to come when Bugatti translated from the digital world the Bugatti racer that had been developed for the video game Gran Turismo. ‘This project showcases Bugatti’s new design language, which we have developed to celebrate this new chapter in our history,’ says Bugatti president Wolfgang Dürheimer.


    So, what do you get for your black credit card-wilting outlay? A full 1480bhp and the promise of a top speed of 288mph with tyres specially developed to prevent them exploding at this ultra-velocity. The Chiron is a heavily developed Veyron so it retains the quad-turbocharged 8.0-litre, #Bugatti-W16 engine, four-wheel-drive system (with torque vectoring) and seven-speed, dualclutch transmission.


    These pictures (below) are of the Gran Turismo concept, but those who have seen the Chiron say it is instantly recognisable as a Bugatti thanks to its signature horseshoe front grille and well-planted stance. The carbonfibre bodywork is more angular than before and double-barrelled headlights add menace. There are large vents in the front wings as well as air scoops on the roof, and the four round tail-lights are replaced by a full-width LED light-bar embedded in a silver carrier. The exhaust is integrated in a new end panel shaped like a stylised ‘B’.


    The revised W16 engine will feature cylinder deactivation, electric-actuated turbocharging and direct injection. Bugatti is planning to build 500 examples and the Chiron will be launched at Geneva in 2016. The King of the road is back, long live the King!

    Above. Until the new #Bugatti-Vision-Gran-Turismo arrives (expected to be called the Chiron, at the #2016 Geneva show), this Gran Turismo concept unveiled at Frankfurt is the biggest clue as to what comes next.
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  •   Jay Leno reacted to this post about 9 months ago
    Adam Towler uploaded 34 photos in the album 2019 Bugatti Divo of Bugatti
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