Koenigsegg CCXR Edition

2008-10-05 / author : lmpcars


Koenigsegg CCXR Edition
The Koenigsegg Edition has been created to break records in the traditional Koenigsegg way. The aim with the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition is to deliver superior performance - on the track, in a straight line and on country roads - and to do so in style and comfort. According to our comparative studies, no other supercar can match the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition in terms of power-to-weight ratio, aerodynamic balance, downforce and chassis stiffness. At the same time, the Edition maintains the Koenigsegg CCX’s fantastic drivability and its ability to absorb uneven road surfaces like no other supercar. Both models are fitted with a remapped, 4.8 litre twin-supercharged Koenigsegg engine, and have been track-tuned by the inclusion of modified shock absorbers, stiffer springs and anti-roll bars, reset dampers and a lowered chassis. Downforce has been enhanced by the addition of an optimised rear wing, front winglets, a larger front splitter and nolder, all of which have been designed to create as much downforce as possible. In total the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition produces over 350 kg of downforce at 250 km/h. The aerodynamics have been verified and optimized, both in CFD and during live testing on the Koenigsegg test track in Sweden and on various proving grounds in Europe.

Category : News
Tag :

Renault Megane Trophy

2008-10-03 / author : lmpcars

Renault Megane Trophy
Renault Megane Trophy
New Renault Megane Trophy is equipped with butterfly doors redolent of the world of GT and sports-prototype racing. Under its composite outer skin, new Renault Megane Trophy features the same mechanicals as the current car, including an FIA-homologated sports-prototype tubular chassis, a mid-rear V6 3.5 24V engine, a semiautomatic gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shift, double wishbone suspension with adjustable dampers, 18-inch wheels and Michelin tyres, etc. A new inlet manifold, which is fed by roof-mounted air-ducts, has taken engine power from 330 to 360hp. The new car’s reliability is as excellent as ever with rebuild intervals of every 5,500km. Combined with the aerodynamic gains, the extra power output of the V6 3.5 24V engine will enable new Renault Megane Trophy to lap in times similar to those of a Porsche GT3. After completion of its development programme, new Renault Megane Trophy will go on sale at the end of the year in the form of a kit that will enable existing cars to be upgraded. The modifications required to adapt the chassis to the new bodywork will be carried out by the Alpine factory in Dieppe.

Renault Megane Trophy  Renault Megane Trophy  Renault Megane Trophy

Renault Megane Trophy

Category : News
Tag : ,

Lamborghini’s Estoque super-sedan concept revealed in Paris

2008-10-02 / author : lmpcars

2008 Lamborghini Estoque Concept Car
Lamborghini Estoque Concept Car
Earlier this month Lamborghini surprised the automotive world by announcing plans to unveil a brand new concept at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Following that announcement was the release of a number of teaser shots and ample speculation hinting at what the new model could be. Now the official photos of the car have been released in all their high-resolution glory, revealing a super-sedan that smashes the Lamborghini archetype. The new concept car measures 5.15m in length and is distinguished by its low profile, Reventon style front bumper and tail-lights, vented bonnet and LED elements. Under the front hood - unusual for a Lamborghini - sits the 560hp 5.2L V10 engine from the Gallardo LP560-4, however, Lamborghini has revealed that the future production model could feature anything from a V12 TDI to a V8 hybrid. The gearbox is also in a non-traditional Lamborghini location: behind the front axle. In effect, the entire drivetrain of the Estoque is reversed from its traditional mid-rear engine layout, but the company insists that it is nevertheless equally balanced.

2008 Lamborghini Estoque Concept Car

Category : News
Tag : ,