Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

The production version of the GT-R debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, launching in the Japanese market on December 6, 2007. The U.S. official launch was 7 months later on July 07, 2008. Universal Nissan in Los Angeles provided a customer with the delivery of a new GT-R, fresh from the production line at 12:01 a.m., on July 7, 2008. The Canadian launch was also in July 2008. Europe became the third consumer market, where it launched late in the year. The large disparity in initial marketing between these regional releases is due to Nissan having to build GT-R performance centers where the car is serviced. Also the engine and rear-mounted dual-clutch gearbox are built by hand, thus limiting production to around 1000 cars a month.

Specifications

The Nissan GT-R is powered by the VR38DETT engine, a 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in) DOHC V6. Two parallel Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries (IHI) turbochargers provide forced induction. Production vehicles produce a manufacturer-claimed engine output of 480 bhp (360 kW) at 6400 rpm and 434 lb·ft (588 N·m) at 3200-5200 rpm. According to independent dynamometer tests, the GT-R produces 416 hp (310 kW) to 475 hp (354 kW) and 414 lb·ft (561 N·m) to 457 lb·ft (620 N·m) at the wheels. The engine also meets California Air Resources Board Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standards. A curb weight of 1,730 kg (3,800 lb) or 1,736 kg (3,830 lb) with side curtain airbags is achieved using a jig welded steel chassis with aluminum used for the hood, trunk, and doors. A rear mounted 6 speed dual clutch semi-automatic transmission is used in conjunction with the ATTESA E-TS system to provide power to all four wheels and along with Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC-R) aids in stability. Three shift modes can also be selected for various conditions. The drag coefficient is 0.27.

Displacement: V6 3,799 cc (3.8 L; 231.8 cu in)
Horsepower: 480 bhp (360 kW) at 6400 rpm*
Torque: 430 lb·ft (580 N·m)*
Twin Turbo maximum boost: 17.8 psi (123 kPa)*
Redline: 7000 rpm
Drivetrain: Premium Midship AWD
Curb weight: estimated 3,800 lb (1,700 kg)*
Production: 2500 units per year (US)
Price: US$76,840 to US$79,090
Top Speed: 193 mph (311 km/h)*
* manufacturer claimed

Performance

Nissan claims the GT-R can reach a top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h), Motor Trend recorded a top speed of 195.0 mph (313.8 km/h). It has been tested to achieve 0-60 mph (97 km/h) times as low as 3.2 seconds with "launch control" and 3.9 seconds without (improved to 3.5 seconds in models produced since March 2009). Nissan’s chief vehicle engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno has indicated that he has never used the term "launch control", which refers to the act of turning off vehicle dynamic control (VDC) and launch the car at around 4500 rpm. The GT-R user’s manual states that turning off the VDC is only meant for escaping low-traction situations such as mud or snow, and that damage to the transmission is not covered under …

1935 – 1942 Packard 120 / Packard Eight

1935 - 1942 Packard 120 / Packard Eight

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The Packard One-Twenty (also One Twenty and 120) was an automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1935 to 1937 and from 1939 through the 1941 model years. The One-Twenty model designation was replaced by the Packard Eight model name during model years 1938 and 1942.

The One-Twenty is an important car in Packard’s history because it signified the first time that Packard entered into the highly competitive mid-priced eight-cylinder car market. Packard enthusiasts view the production of the One-Twenty and the Six/One-Ten models as the start of Packard losing its hold on the market as the premier American luxury automotive brand.

The introduction of the One-Twenty (and later the Six/One-Ten models) was a necessary move to keep Packard in business during the final years of the Great Depression. The reason the company decided to forgo the development of a companion brand name to sell the less expensive models may have been linked to its single production line capability at its Grand Avenue manufacturing plant as much as to the expense of launching a new brand of automobile. By making the One-Twenty a Packard, the car could be brought to market quickly, and would afford buyers the cachet of owning a Packard.

(Wikipedia)

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CHANGAN Automobile

CHANGAN Automobile

Changan Automobile, founded in 1862, is the pioneer of China’s modern industry. It is affiliated to China South Industries Group Corporation, among the first camp of Chinese automotive industry. It has existing assets 68 billion yuan, nearly 50,000 employees.
Changan Automobile has six large bases in Chongqing, Beijing, Jiangsu, Hebei, Zhejiang and Jiangxi and 15 vehicle and engine factories, making an annual capacity of 2 million vehicles and 2 million engines. Over the years, Changan Automobile has been among the Top 500 industrial enterprises, Top 100 manufacturing companies and Top 20 listed companies in China, and the Top 50 industrial enterprises in Chongqing Municipality.
Changan Automobile has always adhered to the core values of "technological innovation and eternal love" and the brand philosophy "to be a world-renowned brand and create values", dedicated to scientific and technological innovation to lead car civilization and striving to provide customers with amazing and moving products and services. After years of development, Changan Automobile has formed a wide range of product lineages at different levels such as sedan, micro car, bus, truck, SUV and MPV and an engine platform with displacement ranging from 0.8L to 2.5L. Up to now, Changan Automobile has successfully launched a series of classic own brand models such as EADO, CX30, CX20, Yuexiang, Benben and Honor, widely sought after by markets and consumers. In 2010, Changan Automobile¡¯s own-brand production ranked No.13 in the world, No.1 in China. In 2011 Changan Automobile¡¯s brand value reached 30.515 billion yuan, among the top 10 most valuable brands in China.
Changan Automobile adheres to the path of development of "taking the initiative in independent innovation". Changan Automobile has established a R&D pattern covering Chongqing, Shanghai, Beijing, Harbin, Jiangxi, Turin, Italy, Yokohama, Nottingham and Detroit; developed Changan Automobile Product Development Process (CA-PDS), which obtains the first prize in management innovation competition; currently has more than 6,000 professional personnel, more than 200 senior experts, more than 300 foreign personnel and 10 selected into the national "Recruitment Program of Global Experts". Changan Automobile¡¯s R&D strength ranks the first in China’s automobile industry.
Changan Automobile adheres to "green, technology and responsibility" as its mission to develop new energy vehicles. Changan Automotive as the first in China launches the first industrialized hybrid car, which becomes the only car of demonstration run of Government Offices Administration of the State Council. In 2009, Changan’s pure electric vehicle was successfully off the line. In 2012, Changan E30 pure electric car as the first among Chinese electric cars completed the first charged crash safety test and achieved five-star safety standards, setting a new industry benchmark. Changan Automobile is walking in the forefront of the country in R&D, industrialization and demonstration runs of new energy vehicles. Changan Automobile has established strategic partnership with Suzuki, Ford and Mazda, setting up Changan Suzuki, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile and Changan Ford Mazda Engine and other joint ventures and owning Mondeo, Focus, Fiesta, Mazda, Tianyu, Swift, the new Alto and other merchandise.
With a mission to "lead automotive civilization …

1967 MG MGB

1967 MG MGB

Oh the MGB, the last great British Sports car?

A motor that refused to die even though British Leyland simply couldn’t stop messing around with it. The MGB is an example of a car that went from one of the most loved and lovable cars in British motoring, to what many describe as an empty husk broken and bent for legislation purposes. But the MGB would have its way in the end!

The story behind the MGB begins in 1962, when the car was designed to incorporate an innovative, modern style utilizing a monocoque structure instead of the traditional body-on-frame construction used on both the MGA and MG T-types and the MGB’s rival, the Triumph TR series. However components such as brakes and suspension were developments of the earlier 1955 MGA with the B-Series engine having its origins in 1947. The lightweight design reduced manufacturing costs while adding to overall vehicle strength. Wind-up windows were standard, and a comfortable driver’s compartment offered plenty of legroom. A parcel shelf was fitted behind the seats.

The car was powered by a BMC B-Series engine, producing 95hp and giving the car a 0-60 of 11 seconds, perhaps not the briskest acceleration, but of course this car was more a comfy little cruiser, ambling about the countryside in sedate fashion admiring the views. The MGB was also one of the first cars to feature controlled crumple zones designed to protect the driver and passenger in a 30 mph impact with an immovable barrier (200 ton).

The roadster was the first of the MGB range to be produced. The body was a pure two-seater but a small rear seat was a rare option at one point. By making better use of space the MGB was able to offer more passenger and luggage accommodation than the earlier MGA while 3 inches shorter overall. The suspension was also softer, giving a smoother ride, and the larger engine gave a slightly higher top speed. The four-speed gearbox was an uprated version of the one used in the MGA with an optional (electrically activated) overdrive transmission. Wheel diameter dropped from 15 to 14 inches.

Upon its launch the MGB was given almost unanimous acclaim, largely due to its advanced and innovative design combined with its beautifully and sleek styling. Previous sports cars of the same calibre had always been levied with a reputation for their ropey nature, with a majority of previous models being simply remodelled versions of the MG’s and Triumphs that dated back to the end of and in some cases even before World War II. But the MG was different, and if I’m honest, a large part of its appeal is due to its small, low body, and it’s poky round headlights that make it look rather cute. It’s the kind of car you could give a name, preferably a girl’s one. Either way, the MGB sold in hundreds, disappearing off to all corners of the globe, touring the South of France, storming across the deserts …

1950 – 1954 Gutbrod Superior

1950 - 1954 Gutbrod Superior

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Gutbrod was a German car manufacturer. The firm was founded in Ludwigsburg by Wilhelm Gutbrod in 1926. It originally built "Standard" branded motorcycles. In 1933 the company relocated to the nearby Stuttgart suburb of Feuerbach, and from 1933 to 1935, Standard Superior cars were built with rear-mounted engines.

An updated version of the Gutbrod Superior introduced in 1953 benefited from developments towards fuel injection undertaken by Mercedes-Benz dating initially from 1935: this Gutbrod was the first car in the world to be offered with fuel injection, some three years before fuel injection appeared in a production engine offered by Mercedes themselves.

The small Gutbrod Superior model was produced from 1950 to 1954 using the company’s own, front-mounted twin-cylindertwo-stroke engines initially of 593cc. In April 1953 the engine size was increased to 663 cc for more expensive ‘Luxus 700’ versions of the car, while the standard model continued to be offered with the original smaller engine. Claimed power output was 20 hp (15 kW) for the base version, while for the larger engine 26 hp (19 kW) or 30 hp (22 kW) was claimed according to whether fuel feed came via a carburettor or a form of fuel injection. Press reports commended the speed and secure handling of the cars but indicated that the sporty handling came in return for sacrificing some comfort. It was also noted that normal conversation became impossible at speeds above about 80 km/h (50 mph) due to the noise.

(Wikipedia)

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