Official images of the VW IROC Concept

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Here are the official images from Volkswagen of the IROC concept car that will appear at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The car showcases the design trend that will shape the forthcoming Scirocco coupe, which is planned for sale in 2008. The concept car will feature a TSI engine mated to VW’s DSG transmission driving the front wheels.

Laguna Coupé Concept 2009

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The look and lines of Laguna Coupé Concept share a common bond with the Fluence concept car (2004). It measures 4.685m in length and is distinguished by its flowing, thoroughbred profile, emphasized by a long nose and very short rear overhang. Its aerodynamic crease lines rise from below the grille then powerfully up on to the car's flanks, elegantly underlining the wings. The lines sweep on to the rear of the car, where they come together over the boot, underscoring the muscularity of car's shoulders. The glazed area is highlighted by the pure arc of its rim.

The low, wide, robust aluminium grille is visually original and hints at a powerful engine behind it. This sense of power is further reinforced by the long, centrally-ribbed bonnet that springs straight from the world of Coupé grand tourers. Its front end houses two headlamp units that give it a haughty look as they stretch back along the front fenders. Premiered on the Nepta concept car in 2006, the LED headlamps use a technology based on the reflection and propagation of light. The light beams from the main headlamps are reflected by crystal-shaped transparent blocks. The intensity and distribution of the light automatically adapts to the driving conditions. The two LED foglamps blend perfectly with this powerfully modelled front end.

Two narrow, elongated lights, together with the converging crease lines, lend the rear a uniquely stylish, luminous look, which gives Laguna Coupé Concept an aura of refinement and power. Encased in the bodywork, the rear lamps are proudly displayed like gems of technology. They are further emphasised by the flowing crease lines which run above and parallel to them before converging towards the full-length glass roof which tapers down towards a central tail panel. Through the roof's glazed area the third stop light can be seen. It gives off a soft-focus glow and, like a sort of fountain of light, it faintly mirrors the distinctive pattern of the rear lights. To round off the overall impression of sobriety and elegance, the lower rear end houses an air vent that incorporates two profiled exhausts. The two frameless doors boast their own lights and open on to a totally original cabin. The scissor doors have dedicated Stabilus hydraulic door stays, which hold doors open at any angle. The door sills are ideally placed to help occupants ease themselves in and out of their seats. They bear the etched acronym ‘4RD' (French for four wheel steering), which denotes the Active Drive chassis.

Laguna Coupé Concept's cabin is exactly how the cabin of a high-end Coupé should be.The dash draws on the principal stylistic features of New Laguna, albeit in a more exclusive manner. With its soft, pure lines, it appears weightless and airy. The waveshape of the central strip is the guiding theme, while two side vents close off a long airconditioning strip that runs the entire width of the windscreen.

The interior exudes contentment and well-being. A large, originally-shaped screen in the centre of the dashboard stretches out towards the lateral vents, which are styled to resemble jet plane nozzles. Apart from journey information displays (navigation, radio, music players, video, and Bluetooth® phone kit), the screen also displays ambient images inspired by the science of light therapy. The air-conditioning controls are located in the centre of the dashboard, in an easily identifiable dedicated section framed by vents. Designed for intuitive ease of use and reach, they are like crystal gems set in a chrome display case.

In a nod to the design codes of high-end sports Coupés, the spokes of the steering wheel are deployed like the petals of a flower, guiding the driver's gaze to the binnacles on the dashboard. The ethereal steering column runs into a heavy aluminium shell that houses controls which resemble high-precision micrometers.

Instrumentation is made up of two analogue and digital binnacles in the driver's line of sight, the fruit of high-precision technology and mechanics comparable to that used in quality clockmaking. The originally shaped binnacles are capped by a porous cowling that lets the light pass and contributes to the way in which the binnacles play with depth and texture. With their mat-finish aluminium surrounds, they have been designed like headlamps.

The cabin‘s fit and finish plays on contrast. The roof, dashboard, central tunnel, and the lower section of the door panels are covered with grey faux leather, whereas the seats and other elements (door pillars, instrument cluster cowling, top of the central armrest) are covered in leather with copper and metal highlights and copper-coloured stitching. Laguna Coupé Concept's floor is covered with a contemporary, protective, metal mesh.

Driver and passenger can nestle comfortably into the roomy asymmetrical front seats whose airy architecture provides firm, balanced support. They seats are at one with the chassis and wrap snugly around their occupants. Their backrests, whose colour echoes the Aluminium White of the car's bodywork, swivel to afford easy access to the back seats, with the front seat cushion sliding automatically forward. The two rear seats are also asymmetrical and separate, but the hugging sweep of the car's waist-belt gathers them into its U-shape, creating a sense of security. Between the two seats there is a ski flap, on which sits a first aid box. Both rear passengers can sit back and watch what's showing on the Samsung multimedia players housed in the back of the front seats. The long central tunnel, which houses the slim-style gear lever, the Start/Stop button, and the backlit navigation controls, acts as a link joining front and rear.

The Bose® sound system was tailor-made for Laguna Coupé Concept. The ten speakers treat the four occupants to sound whose standards of quality and power are akin to the acoustic clarity of a concert hall: the perfect accompaniment to the sheer energy of Laguna Coupé Concept.

A Coupé of this class just had to have a powerful, responsive engine to match its elegance and passionate feel. Renault has therefore chosen Laguna Coupé Concept to premiere its brand-new V6 dCi.

The result of close collaboration with Nissan as part of the Alliance, this new 2,993cc V6 dCi block will come as standard. It delivers a peak output of 170-195kW (230-265hp) and a maximum torque of 450-550Nm, depending on the version. Good for 0-100kph in only seven seconds, the engine is outstandingly supple, rounded, and balanced. It responds immediately to the open throttle with power and stretch. It drives through a 6-speed automatic transmission, offering outstanding driving pleasure, well-controlled fuelconsumption, and CO2 emissions lower than 200g/km.

Developed from the same platform as New Laguna, Laguna Coupé Concept is the first car to feature the new four-wheel Active Drive chassis. This high-tech underpinning, developed by expert engineers at Renault Sport Technologies, guarantees the ultimate in sheer sporting sensation and dynamic driving pleasure. It allies agility with stability to set new standards in safe handling. At low speeds the chassis offers greater manoeuvrability, while its road-holding is so true that it cleaves to the road as surely as a train on rails.

And so driveable is Laguna Coupé Concept that there is no denying the sheer pleasure of being at the wheel. The car guarantees high-quality ride comfort and peace of mind for occupants, who can feel the benefits of unparalleled standards of active safety.

Laguna Coupé Concept's 20-inch aluminium wheels lend it poise and emphasize itsimage of dynamic performance and power. Their helix design cleverly hides the nuts and bolts from sight, while also efficiently ensuring that the brake callipers cool. The generously sized 245/35 Michelin Pilot Sport tyres allow the car to handle like a sports car, but in absolute safety, for even more driving pleasure.

Laguna Coupé Concept makes a statement about its owner's life-style and personality. A car for the car-lover, it appeals to 40-somethings who are passionate about automobiles and motor sport – connoisseurs who are demanding, ambitious, and driven by a desire for professional success. Prone to falling in love with a car at first sight, they are quite capable of changing brand, and will appreciate the style, the technology, and the designand production qualities of Laguna Coupé Concept.

Megane Coupe Concept 2009

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Megane Coupe Concept provides a foretaste of the forthcoming Megane Coupe. "This show car emphatically showcases the evolution at Renault Design. Its squatter proportions and powerful, energetic styling talk directly to the driver's senses; they say 'driving pleasure'. The spectacular, unprecedented door-opening kinematics add that little touch of magic which contributes to the dream factor associated with the automobile," explains Renault's Patrick Le Quement, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design. Of a total length of 4.51 metres, Megane Coupe Concept features a modern, dynamic silhouette with taut lines that seem to suggest perpetual movement, while its alert, expressive front-end looks point at once to a truly dynamic personality.

The juxtaposition of headlamp modules with aluminium-finish air-intakes also conveys an impression of fluidity and movement. The two rows of main and dipped beam lights sit on a crystal-like striated strip which fills the sidelight and daytime running light functions.

The headlamps use high-performance light-emitting diodes which are both long-lasting and extremely efficient. The foglamps also employ LED technology and blend harmoniously with the dynamic, front-end styling. The shoulder-lines flow along the curvaceous sides before culminating in a squat rear-end which expresses power and movement.

The four independent tubes that make up the modern rear lights are housed in the bodywork and serve as a further illustration of the dynamic, technological spirit behind Megane Coupe Concept. Day or night, they form a highly distinctive signature. The boot, which pulls open and then lifts to minimize vertical travel, echoes the kinematics of the doors which are divided into two sections. The panelled door itself is topped by a separate glazed area and, as they open, the two parts deploy gracefully and elegantly in an independent movement redolent of dragonfly wings. A carbon arm at the rear of the doors connects them to the body structure and the system ensures particularly easy access for passengers.

In addition to its practical aspect, this technological feature reveals a cabin that blends effortlessly with the elegance and energy expressed by the exterior.

The cabin: a compelling extension of the exterior's dynamic voluptuousness

The interior is redolent of the world of contemporary furniture. The independent, asymmetric front seats, which rise up from the sills, seem to float in midair. Their wafer-like forms express an airy lightness, while their enveloping design is a pledge of comfort and holds the occupants firmly in place. The aperture revealed by the open doors carries over to the front seat shells and the upper part of the two rear seats. This sculptural, one-piece structure, which is finished in fire red lacquer, ensures a seamless link between the exterior and the cabin. The centre console extends through to the rear seats and its layered design recalls the striated bar of the headlamp modules.

The futuristic, ethereal dashboard features expressive, flowing lines and can be divided into two distinct sections: the red lacquered main structure and black nubuck inserts which can hold small items. This embedded zone houses the sophisticated instrumentation which takes its inspiration from aviator-style watches, including a speedometer which displays the speed in analogue form on the periphery and in digital form in the centre, plus an analogue rev-counter. Both feature black metallic backgrounds with white graphics and red backlighting.

The choice of colours and materials is another means by which the exterior and interior have been harmonized to highlight Megane Coupe Concept's volumes and magic.

The iridescent Dragon Grey body-colour goes well with the dragonfly-like door-opening mechanism and the paintwork's rainbow finish gives a fresh vision of the car every time the light changes: even at a standstill, it appears to be in movement. Meanwhile, the interior's contrasting colour-scheme underpins the dynamic exterior thanks to the blend of fire red lacquer (dashboard, upper part of the centre console, front seatbacks, etc.) and softer black leather or nubuck for the door panels, seat cushions and centre console). The door panels themselves incorporate supple, slide-locking stowage, while the floor is protected by a black, modern, graphic mesh.

Carrying over the red of the interior, there are hints of red outside, too, including the roofline, foglamp surrounds, wheel spokes and exhaust tailpipes.

The cabin equipment is modern and intuitive

The different controls have been inspired by the Renault-pioneered Touch Design approach and are both simple and practical. The central multimedia control is coupled with a display divided into three zones. The central part displays all journey-related information (navigation, radio, music, video, Bluetooth® telephone), while the screens either side show the images relayed by cameras incorporated in the exterior mirrors. Megane Coupe Concept is locked and unlocked using a Samsung F700 mobile phone which serves as a hands-free card and connects to the centre console. Both rear passengers benefit from a portable Samsung P2 audio/video multimedia player with touch screen which they can use to swap files using the mp3/video Bluetooth controls.

The four-zone climate control system allows each passenger to select the temperature they prefer using controls housed either side of the dashboard in the case of the front passengers or on the front seatbacks for rear occupants.

Special care has also gone into ensuring that the cabin is brightly lit. The red backlighting of the instruments contrasts with the surrounding black backgrounds. Meanwhile, the panoramic windscreen extends over the roof to provide additional clarity during the day and blue-hued cabin lighting at night.

A show car dedicated to passion and driving pleasure

Megane Coupe Concept's generous bumper, wide, low grille and alveolar air-intake point to the presence of a high-performance powerplant under the bonnet. Indeed, Megane Coupe Concept is powered by a 200hp (147kW) 2.0 Turbo petrol engine which delivers torque of 280Nm at 2,600rpm and peak power of 200hp at 5,800rpm to ensure punch and flexibility at all engine speeds for everyday motoring pleasure. Mated to a manual six-speed gearbox, the 2-litre turbocharged unit drives Megane Coupe Concept from a standstill to 100kph in just 7.2 seconds, yet it returns economical fuel consumption of just 6.5 litres/100km (154g of CO2/km).

In order to exploit this engine to the full, Megane Coupe Concept features a sport chassis, plus suspension and steering engineered to guarantee precise, responsive handling. This promise is compounded by the 21-inch aluminium alloy, seven-spoke, satin-finish Dragon Grey wheels equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (245/35) which provide outstanding grip for even greater driving pleasure.

Megane Coupe Concept is a compact, stylish, dynamic coupe which delivers undeniable driving pleasure, while its sporty calling is also expressed by its modern, elegant cabin. This show car, which builds on the trend established by Laguna Coupe Concept, sees Renault take its will to dial genuine passion into its cars yet another step forward.

Batman’s New Motorcycle - The Batpod



Batpod motorcycle for Batman's movie - The Dark Knight

Batpod motorcycle for Batman's movie - The Dark KnightAdd Chris Corbould to your list of motorcycle builders because he is the person behind the new Batpod, the high tech motorcycle you’ll see Bruce Wayne riding in the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight. The photos released are intentionally unclear, they want you to see the movie, naturally, but from what you can make out, I can guess we won’t see this at your local dealer any time soon.

If you think a 360 is a wide tire, this bad boy sports a pair of 508s! Machine guns are mounted up front, Batman actually lays down on the tank, which moves up and down and his arms fit into shields which somehow rotate around the frame to do the actual steering. There are engines in the hubs of each wheel. The footpegs are 3 1/2 feet apart on either side of the tank.

Jean-Pierre Goy is the stunt rider who is the only person to have actually ridden this so far which he has been doing for the past few months somewhere in England.

Black Denim Street Bob Custom



Black Denim Street Bob custom by David Neu of ASI Customs

Flipping through the pages of the July issue of Barnett’s Magazine I spotted this Black Denim Street Bob custom built by David Neu of ASI Customs of Racine, Wisconsin. He took a Harley Davidson Street Bob and made some changes which I think turn it into a great looking bike, designed for a more leisurely pace and no twisties naturally but still, I thought it looked pretty neat.

The first thing I noticed were the wheels which looked a lot like American Racing wheels, the kind you might find on an old muscle car and sure enough, that’s what they are, with a Chevy bolt pattern no less. The brakes behind those wheels looked big enough for a car, and those, too, are automotive, they’re Wilwood sprint car brakes. But then I looked around for a front brake lever and couldn’t find one. Turns out he went full automotive and linked both front and rear brakes to work from the brake pedal, there’s a proportioning valve under the seat. This is looking pretty cool.

On the left side he has a jockey shift with a hand clutch on the lever so there are no levers on the bars at all. Thinking about all of the control positions I believe I would have to spend a couple minutes in a parking lot before I went out on the street with it but it looks like everything fits together nicely.

Again, this is certainly no high performance sport bike but I always appreciate clean custom work and I think the builder did a nice job.

Also cool is the current owner, Mike Hennike, picked this up on eBay, it pays to check out those motorcycle listings once in a while.

Vun Rotax Single by Cafe Racers and Superbikes



Vun single cylinder motorcycle by Cafe Racers and Superbikes

What would you think of a 297 pound, single cylinder hand built motorcycle? What would you think if it was $20,000? Crazy? Desirable? Both? The Vun, built by Cafe Racers and Superbikes of Italy is, perhaps, all of those things but ordinary would never apply.

I had never heard of this small company or the motorcycle they offer but Performance Bikes had a feature on it and it’s quite a bike. The perfect item for the purist who wants a very high quality hand built and obviously very rare and collectible bike. Is it practical for daily use? It could be, because it’s designed for the type of riding most riders actually encounter on a daily basis, 90 mph or less. It’s light and agile and probably a lot of fun to ride.

Power comes from a 652cc 4 valve, fuel injected, Rotax Bombardier single with a standard version (Euro 3) at 54 hp or tuned up version at 68 hp which they say is not certified for road use. Though a bit under powered compared to a 600cc inline 4, they go out of their way to talk about power to weight ratios which, considering the bike is 297 pounds, could be quite favorable.

The $20k price tag is a bit harder to swallow but if you ride bicycles, you know you can buy a bike for a couple hundred dollars or you can buy a bike for many thousands, the weight, components and materials used make all the difference. The same applies here, light weight, high end components and materials and, according to their web site, 11,000 possible configurations for the finished motorcycle. Chances are, if you buy one, yours will be the only one ever made just like it.

It’s available throughout Europe and according to the US web site, undergoing EPA/DOT certification for sale here. The actual price for a U.S. spec version isn’t stated, nor is the actual configuration. I rather doubt there will be a rush of orders but I would imagine there are probably a few well heeled bikers who will ante up the required cash.

It’s a very nice bike and I like the concept but is there a market? We’ll see.

More images and links below:

Vun single cylinder motorcycle by Cafe Racers and Superbikes

Vun single cylinder motorcycle by Cafe Racers and Superbikes

EVDaytona Electric Motorcycle



evDaytona electric motorcycle

Based on a Triumph Daytona chassis, the evDaytona electric motorcycle gives you great performance and variable range, depending on how many batteries you choose, … or can afford. Their goal is a 100 mile range at 70 mph, which currently takes 220 pounds of batteries, which drops performance a bit. Opting for 30 pounds of batteries gives you 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds but only a 15 miles of range. Your choice then is a spare (expensive) pack of batteries at your destination if it’s a normal commute, or a charger. An expensive charger gives you a 10 minute charge time, a standard charger does the job in a few hours.

The batteries are the lithium ion polymer type that seems to be the popular choice for EV builders these days, … popular, but still really expensive.

As far as appearance, it looks fairly normal except for the huge windshield to improve aerodynamics to stretch the range as far as possible, better batteries might tone that down a bit.

They don’t yet have DOT approval so even if you come up with the, … $77,000!! for the full battery pack option, you still can’t go anywhere. I think the Lightning Lithium was a better setup, they seemed to have better range and price than this one.

More photos and links below:

evDaytona electric motorcycle

evDaytona electric motorcycle

Enertia Electric Motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports



Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports

Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo MotorsportsElectric motorcycles have been the province of backyard builders for many years and they’ve been getting a lot closer to everyday practicality with each attempt. Brammo Motorsports, the Oregon company responsible for the Ariel Atom here in the U.S., has introduced the Enertia electric motorcycle and it may very well be the first electric motorcycle that finds more than a very tiny group of buyers.

First, the specifics. Top speed of 50 mph, range of 45 miles, full recharge time from a 110 volt outlet is 3 hours. Direct chain drive with no clutch, just twist and go. It weighs just 275 pounds. Now, here’s what you’ll want to know, the price. They will start with a limited edition carbon model for $14,995 which you can order online right now for delivery the first quarter of next year. You can also reserve a standard model at $11,995 expected the third quarter of ‘08. Both bikes can be shipped to your door for about $300.

There are 6 Valence Lithium Phosphate batteries with a nominal voltage of 76.8 volts and a capacity of 3.1kWh. The chassis is carbon fiber. Pirelli tires, Brembo brakes, it seems to be a pretty nice package and it looks good, too.

The Enertia will not replace your standard motorcycle for weekend riding with your buddies where the 50 mph top speed and limited range would leave you all alone by the side of the road, but, as an around town commuter, riding back and forth to work or running out for a few errands, the Enertia will work fine. This is no freeway flyer but a lot of us spend a fair amount of time in town at low speeds and with an average commute of 29 miles you can do it all and never see a gas pump, … ever.

The Enertia itself is a zero emissions vehicle, any emissions come from the power source generating the electricity. It isn’t going to be your only means of transportation unless you live in the sunny south and have limited transportation needs, but it can replace a lot of short range commuting in other vehicles.

The Enertia also has appeal to those who want to be green and want others to know they’re being green, which has been shown to be one of the reasons many people buy a Prius instead of other hybrids, the others are invisible while a Prius is visually distinct, the same would apply here. Anyone looking at this knows right away, this isn’t your average gas burning motorcycle even if they don’t see it going silently down the road.

The price, while not cheap, is certainly low enough that other companies attempting to produce an electric bike will have to rethink their marketing plans. The other plus is Brammo Motorsports, a company with a pretty solid reputation so far and a lot of positive press from the Ariel Atom. Having a reputable crew behind the Enertia can only help get this off the ground.

While batteries are still the limiting factor, I have been amazed at the rapid advances coming in that field. Every time some battery expert expounds on some inherent limitation of a particular design, another battery comes out that lasts longer and costs less. Right now, the demand for good batteries is huge and there are an awful lot of very smart minds working long hours to develop new ones. As electric motorcycles like the Enertia hit the streets you can be sure their performance will constantly improve.

By itself, this is no world changing motorcycle, but I expect they will sell as many as they make. That will be a signal to a lot of other companies around the world that the time may be right to begin producing electric motorcycles in larger numbers which will lead to rapidly advancing technology. We’re getting very close to a tipping point in technology where momentum will start to pick up rapidly in this direction. Keep your eye on this one.

Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports

Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports

Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports

Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports

Enertia electric motorcycle by Brammo Motorsports


2008 Buell 1125R - Liquid Cooled Rotax V-Twin



2008 Buell 1125R

2008 Buell 1125R

Buell has now officially introduced the 1125R and their website has the specs, some of which I’ve displayed below. MSRP is $11,995. Dry weight is 375 pounds. Belt drive, too. Nice. Continue down for more photos and specs.

What were they saying about dirt bikes?

Big Thanks to Adam for the original tip!



2008 Buell 1125R engine

Further thoughts: Let’s see, didn’t WSB just decide to up their displacement limit for V-Twins to 1200cc? So Ducati could race, right?

2008 Buell 1125R

MSRP $11,995
Dimensions U.S. Units
Overall Length 78.6 in.
Overall Width 28.2 in.
Seat Height:
Standard 30.5 in.
Wheelbase 54.6 in.
Tires:
Type Pirelli®
Front Diablo Corsa III (model)
120/70 ZR-17 (specifications)
Rear Diablo Corsa III (model)
180/55 ZR-17 (specifications)
Fuel Capacity 5.6 gal.
Reserve Fuel Capacity 0.8 gal.
Weight:
Dry Weight 375 lbs.
Gross Rating 850 lbs.
Load Capacity 395 lbs.
Engine U.S. Units
Engine Liquid-cooled 1125cc Helicon® V-Twin
Valve Train DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, finger follower design & shimming
Bore x Stroke:
Bore 4.055 in.
Stroke 2.658 in.
Displacement 68.7 cu. in.
Compression Ratio 12.3:1
Fuel Delivery Dual 61 mm down draft throttle bodies, DDFI III fuel injection
Exhaust Tuned, tri-pass resonance chamber with integral helmholtz tuning and mass-centralized mounting
Torque 82 ft. lbs. @ 8000 RPM
Horsepower 146 HP @ 9800 RPM
Primary Drive Helical Gear, 0.554:1 (36/65) ratio
Final Drive Constant path, 14 mm pitch aramid-reinforced Goodyear® Hibrex® belt with Flexten® Plus technology, 2.593:1 (70/27) ratio
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, Hydraulic Vacuum Assist (HVA) Slipper Action Clutch, hydraulic clutch lever effort
Transmission 6-speed, straight cut gears
Chassis U.S. Units
Frame Aluminum frame, fuel in frame
Front Fork 47 mm Showa® inverted forks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Shock Showa® coil over monoshock with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload
Wheels:
Color Diamond Blue
Front 6-spoke, ZTL™ cast aluminum (type)
3.5 in. (diameter)
17 in. (width)
Rear 6-spoke, cast aluminum (type)
5.5 in. (diameter)
17 in. (width)
Brakes:
Front ZTL™-type brake, 8-piston, fixed caliper, 375 mm single sided, inside out, stainless steel, floating rotor
Rear Two-piston, direct mount caliper, 240 mm stainless steel, fixed rotor