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Jay Leno : EcoJet

We all know Jay Leno is a car freak. His garage, the size of a warehouse full of rare cars. Recently, his collaboration between General Motors has produced a beautiful outcome. 

Here's a little imagination of mine of the conversation between Jay Leno and General Motors.

Jay Leno : GM, since I got so many rare cars in my garage, I was thinking of having an another innovative car. Any ideas?
General Motors : Hmm, sounds like an opportunity for me to build another one and "spoil" the market with this little creative idea of mine. How about a car that run on biodiesel fuel?
JL : Hmm, sounds great to me. And what kind of engine do you suggest?
GM : How about gas turbine? Because most of the engines nowadays are piston engines. I think it's kinda rare to see a car runs on that.
JL : Any prospective brand?
GM : How about Honeywell LT 101 gas turbine?
JL : Hmm.. ok. I want my car to be built NOT only for show purposes, but meant to be driven on the road too. Can you do that for me?
GM : Sure, why not.


Run on biodiesel fuel by using a Honeywell LT 101 gas turbine instead of a piston engine.


Honeywell LT 101 gas turbine engine. Produces 650 hp. At full throttle.


Introducing :



GM EcoJet Concept



2-seater car
2 separate gas tanks - i) Contains main fuel - biodiesel soya bean oil
                                 ii) Contains traditional clean burning jet engine fuel - JP-4 - to start the turbine and run 
                                     the engine at the end of the trip to clean it

Biodiesel fuel tends to gum up a turbine. That's why JP-4 jet engine fuel exist there, to clean it. 


The exhaust air : 1000 degrees Fahrenheit (normal operation)
                         1800 Fahrenheit (full power)

When you cook French fries, the smell of the cooking is basically the same as the smell produced by this fuel. 

Based on Corvette Z06.
Inspirations from F1 cars and modern aircraft.
Constructed from Kevlar and carbon fibre.

Features :

- Azentek PC running Microsoft Windows Vista
- two LCD screens on the dashboard
     i) one for the gauge cluster and 
    ii) another for the media and navigation controls
- standard PC functions such as word processing and Web access through a Wimax system.
- the car has NO rear view mirrors, using 2 smaller LCD screens on the dashboard to provide rear views instead, operated by cameras.
- Touchscreen / Speech recognition software using a multiple microphone array.


Since the main theme of this car is all about turbine, GM assigned Alcoa company to create a custom-made 22 " rim turbine style for the rear and 20 " for the front.


The car was assembled by the Big Dog crew for Jay Leno.

Santa, I 've Been Good This Year. So I Want These For Christmas. ^_^


Aston Martin Sleigh



Bentley Sleigh

 
Ford Sleigh



General Electric Sleigh



General Electric Sleigh



Jaguar Sleigh



Land Rover Sleigh




Nissan Sleigh


Rolls Royce Sleigh



Vauxhall Sleigh

What happens when you play too much of Go Karts ?

Introducing the world's lowest street legal car, Flatmobile.



Donor car :


1963 Hillman Imp

30" height sectioned out from body
Ground clearance -2"
Height-19"
Length-12'2"
Width-5' 5"
Combustion Engine : Hillman Imp 875 Sport
Jet engine : DIY gas turbine
Suspension rear : Standard springs and shocks on rear but cut down
Suspension front : Avro shocks with adjustable height 4" springs
Wheels : Cosmic alloys 10×6J
Tyres : Goodyear Eagles 205 x 50 x 10


Look at how "short" the car is

 
Interior view.
Look at every edge of each control panel.
Quite pointy 'til I worry I might slit my arms.

 
 
The Brain : Mr Perry Watkins

*OMFTG !!! Where's the brake ?!?!?!?!?!*

"I've been building unusual cars for 25 years or so, so it's my hobby, I enjoy doing it."

Here's a little info about his DIY jet engine :
Fitted behind the internal combustion engine at the very rear of the car.
Home built gas turbine jet engine based around a Holset 685 turbocharger from a Volvo FL10 lorry.
 
Main engine Fuel : Propane delivered at high pressure
Afterburner fuel : Aviation fuel delivered at 170 psi and 3.75 Lpm
Afterburner ignition : custom built 60,000 volts and enough milliamps to give you guaranteed heart failure if you get it wrong! 
 
With both the main engine and the afterburner at full power the following stats apply: 
 
Boost pressure - 30psi
RPM - 98,500
Compressor vane tip speed - 1450 ft per second (988 MPH)    Decibels - Very Very LOUD !
Turbine outlet temperature - 1200 degrees F
Thrust 90LB
Fuel consumption 6lb per minute (45 gallons per hour)

As Beautiful As A Young Swan?


Clay Model (The one and only image previewed on June 2009)

Based on Toyota iQ.



Above : Looks like it trying so hard to portray an angry eye
 
Above : Looks like Smart For Two + Toyota iQ
 
 
 Above : Interior

Hypothetical Power Machine

Introducing :



Haytham Chopper

Designer : Oliver Vranesh


Features:

Plexiglass rims
v-twin engine
kinetic speedometer (swivels open during ignition) - see below





Go Green : RINSPEED UC

Nowadays, more and more automakers are heading towards Green. Yes, i mean environmental friendly. Which means to say, Electrically Powered Vehicles. Some using hydrogen fuel cells, some use rechargeable battery packs. What really impress me about this car, RINSPEED UC is, it is cute, small, compact, and best of all environmental friendly.



This EV concept will be debuted at Geneva Motor Show on March 2010. Why the name UC? Actually UC stands for "Urban Commuter" or in another word "You See?".

Features :

Joystick-operated
2.5 meter long
124 Nm torque
capable to reach 120 km
top speed of 110 km/h

How it works?
It seems that according to Rinspeed, car users / patrons / commuters drive UC to the train station, and then get into the train, together with the UC, then drive off the train 280 km in Zurich, or elsewhere. That's sounds pretty impressive !!

Sources said the company, Rinspeed, might outsource the car to large scale manufacturers, and sold to the open market. Well, can't wait to see this in production.

Here's a cleaner and white background to let you guys to have a total overview of UC, which some of you might go, "oh la la". Some might not. 


What costs USD$310,000 and only 100 will be produced?

I guess many of you already know which vehicle i'm talking about. It combines Security, Excellence and Luxury. Let me tell you why it is so.

Security


1. It has Tandem sunroof glass with privacy shades.
[It means....ahem......u know what u can do inside]

2. Night vision and rear op camera system.
[Now i feel like i'm one of the commandos with stealthy armor suit hiding inside this beast getting ready to counter strike some terrorists]



3. Using ballistic hardened steel materials.

Excellence


1. V10 engine
2. 6.8 litre
3. 400hp
4. 498-ft lbs torque

Luxury

1. Wilton Wool luxury carpeting
2. Andrew Muirhead leather
3. 6-way electric leather boardroom-style seating
4. Personal side-mounted laptop stations
5. LED cabin lighting
6. Alpine AM, FM, CD, DVD navigation and Bluetooth equipment
7. TV Monitors
8. Playstation 3
9. 283 cubic foot interior cabin (even 6 basketballers can fit in)
10. 40 gallons of fuel
11. Sits on LT40X13.50R20 Mickey Thompson Baja Radial ATZ tires with ballistic run flats.


 Introducing :

Conquest Knight XV








Knight XV contains an E-85 Ethanol conversion system.

What amuse me, it requires 1,500 hours JUST to built ONE. Which is equivalent to 62.5 days. Just to built ONE?

So, in order to build 100 Knight XVs, 150,000 hours needed, which is equivalent to 6250 days = 17 years.

Here's the math:

1 Knight XV = 1,500 hours = 62.5 days = 2 months plus

100 Knight XV = 150,000 hours = 6250 days = 17 years.

p/s: i'm sure most of u want to see the interior on this beast. Trust me, nothing more appealing than the exterior. So, don't bother to ask for interior images. Desperately to see it. Go around the corner and G it.

Blend a little bit of ....

... Enthusiasm, creativity and passion (and a little bit of Michael Jackson's Thriller dance) will lead you to this :



I wanna explode now !!! ^_^

For Your Ears Only : Zee Avi - Slow Hands

It looks like some of my readers like my post on Zee Avi. Here's another beautiful song yet soothing by the multi-talented Sarawakian girl. It's a cover she did by Interpol. Zee Avi performs "Slow Hands", an Interpol cover, at WNRN in Charlottesville, Virginia on May 27, 2009 before her show at the Tea Bazaar.



Here's the lyric:

Yeah but nobody searches
Nobody cares somehow
When the loving that you've wasted
Comes raining from a hapless cloud
And I might stop and look upon your face
Disappears in the sweet, sweet gaze
See the living thats surrounds me
Dissipate in a violet blaze

Can't you see what you've done to my heart, and soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies, we slow hands
Put the weights all around yourself
We spies, oh yeah we slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself now

I submit my incentive is romance
I watched the pole dance of the stars
We rejoice cause the hurting is so painless
From the distance of passing cars
But I am married to your charms and grace
I just go crazy like the good old days
You makes me want to pick up a guitar
And celebrate the myriad of ways that I love you

Can you see what you've done to my heart, and soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies, yeah we slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
We spies, oh yeah we slow hands
Killer for hire, you know not yourself

We spies, we slow hands
You out the weights all around yourself
We spies, oh yeah we slow hands
We retire like nobody else
We spies, intimate slow hands
Killer for hire you know not yourself
We spies, intimate slow hands
You let the face slap around the self

Awesomeness Does Come In Small Packages

Bumper Cars + Street Legal + Vintage Cars + Honda / Kawasaki engine = ?

I wonder how is it gonna look like when i want a vintage car in a size of bumper car with Honda / Kawasaki engine, and best of all it is legally street?

Here are some pictures i found on the internet, which are pretty AWESOME :


DMV OK (front)
FUNYWUD (back)

HOT IDEA (front)
ENSANIT (back)

#3. IBBUMPN

NOBUMPN (front)
IS2LEGL (back)

FUNYWUD

DMV OK (front left)
ENSANIT (front right)
i have no idea, can someone help me see? ^_^ (middle left)
HOT IDEA (middle right)
FUNYWUD (back left)
NOBUMPN (back right)
IBBUMPN (photographer on it snapping these 6 SLBCs)
*SLBCs = Street Legal Bumper Cars

Best of all, it can reach a top speed of 160mph !! How awesome is that ??

Mazda MX5 and my kind of likey (if u must ask me)

In North America they call it Mazda Miata.

In Japan they call it Mazda Roadster.

In 2009 they came up with MX-5 Superlight :


I mean, what's the difference? No windscreen, no rooftop. Just bare top. Changes in headlamp in pretty obvious too. Even two tone colour that separates hood and "chassis", or maybe its "body", hoping that buyers will "fall in love" with the Uniqueness that differentiate other models.

They even came up with Mazda MX-5 Miata hardtop (US) version in 2009 too :


In 2005 - 2009, Mazda MX-5 (NC Series 1) hardtop even introduced :



If u were to ask me, i don't see much differences in terms of appearance.

2006 - 2008 version seems the same to me :





What differences does it makes? Either it is roadster or hardtop. And fender bulges over wheel wells.

Among all upgrades and versions, i still prefer this :


 
Why, if u must ask me. Well, it's unique yet with traditional values. Me likey !! ^_^



And to my amusement, there's a freak modify his Miata into SUV. Don't believe? Check this out :





One word.

 Awkward.

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