toyota hilux

Toyota’s flagship pickup, Hilux officially launched in Bangkok, Thailand as the first country for global sales. Since its launch in 1968, Toyota has sold more than 16 million units of the Hilux in 180 countries and regions including Indonesia.

In the previous generation Toyota Hilux fans gave a positive response both in terms of quality, toughness and reliability across a variety of terrain. But in this latest generation, Toyota is increasingly seen dashing to the design of the character models.

Interestingly in this eighth generation process development, design teams around the world to ask for advice to the users Hilux from different countries. In fact, they also met with users who use the double cabin pickup vehicle in the forest, flooding during the rainy season to the region with extreme temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius.

From the results of research into the different parts of the world, there are several Hilux owners hope the car can be more efficient. There is also a comment on security when driving long distances so that the driver must remain vigilant. While commonly used Hilux in the forest area could be more silent cabin hoping to be able to communicate comfortably.

Toyota also implements all the entries in this latest generation Hilux. Japanese manufacturer claims this car has the engine more efficient, more secure with the new security features and the cabin is quieter.

vw combi porsche

Volkswagen (VW) Combi is not at all synonymous with speed. This car is identical to something relaxing such as vacation, camping, and others. But not so with the VW bus is owned by a Swiss man.

A man named Fred Bernhard spent six years to change his VW Combi. No kidding, he replaced it with a sports car engine Porsche 993 engine.

With this engine, VW Combi Bernhard Tk be able to produce 523 to 756 Nm of torque. This car also has two turbochargers and paired with 6-speed manual gearbox. Not only the engine, steering and brakes, this car from Porsche.

Carbon fiber was used for the body. As a result, the overall weight of this Combi Combi much lighter than usual. Weight Combi modification reached 1.5 thousand kg. Weight and performance is not much different from a sports car.

Fred Bernhard spent six years of his change into a VW Combi Combi-engined Porsche 993.

The plan, VW Combi-engined Porsche 993 and berkelir gray, white and orange lines will be on display at the auto mat W├Ârthersee GTI Meeting in Germany, this week.

rich state

Monte Carlo – In countries with monarchical form of government is very easy to find a rich man. Yes, Monaco is indeed one small country prosperous in Europe.

Therefore, it is not surprising that a lot of the best cars milling in the country located in the south of France. Of the type of car, we can characterize from among which its owner.

Monaco resident of the super-rich who normally have exclusive cars such as Bugatti, Pagani, or the like. However, among the rich are generally settled on a supercar like the Ferrari. As for who has a rather conservative tastes supercar will choose the model 599 GTB.

Others chose to the rich old Porsche 911. The reason, driving a classic car laden history more interesting than spur Ferrari who have gahar engine noise.

The streets in Monaco which includes quite narrow so it was difficult to drive a car at high speed, is actually more favors crossed with classic cars as the Porsche 911.

one wheel

Modes of transport continue to evolve to embrace new ways. In Japan, one of the public transportation company began marketing OneWheel i-1, a vehicle wheel which is useful for short-distance transportation became a substitute for walking.

The company will produce trial of 200 units, sold this summer (between June to August). For a while, the marketing of products is limited in Japan. But on their official website, if the product is well received, it is possible will be exported.

To control this tool, OneWheel i-1 is equipped with an electric motor weighing 25 kg, the combined system of balance like a Segway, which is already in circulation. The wheels of the vehicle can drive 15-60 kph depend capacity of the battery used.

In Japan, the price will be around 250-290 thousand Japanese yen, or the equivalent of USD 27-32 million. Price is also distinguished from the selected battery capacity.

The following video details OneWheel i-1:

Patented Ford Transmission

The development of automotive technology continues to move dynamically. One is the number of teeth in modern automatic transmissions continues to grow. More gear ratios give some advantages like effect gearshift (upshift or downshift) is more delicate because the ratio between the teeth denser, more fuel efficient while gliding at high speed as the engine rotation remains in a round that was not too high.

The problem is getting a lot of gear is crammed in addition swelled production costs and the weight of the vehicle also makes the dimensions of the gearbox will become swollen. On November 2012, officials had stated that the transmission ZF 9 speed homemade represent ‘natural limit’ Extra teeth and if more than the transmission will be more complicated and heavy. However, Ford tried to abort argument with plans ZF 10-speed automatic transmissions for pickup F-150 Raptor 2017 models.

There are still other surprises. Ford recently showcased a detailed 11-speed transmission patents registered on October 4, 2013. The published document that shows three different configurations with a combination of transmission gears, clutch, and brake differently.

According to Ford spokesman Paul Seredynski, the patent document is a method to protect new ideas. This means that Ford would like to announce that it is the first 11-speed transmission design.

Nissan Juke-R

Nissan Juke-R as a super crossover on European soil, not like the Juke in general, variant ‘R’ which is known to a very special one. Not only because there are very limited in the whole world, the speed of the car is never compete with high-performance cars like the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari 458 Italia.

The secret in the engine car ‘monster’ who adopts a 3.8-liter V6 twin turbo Nissan GT-R is capable of blowing power of 545 hp with peak torque reaches 588 bursts hp.

Equipped with an increasingly powerful muscles, the Nissan Juke-R accelerates from 0-100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed performance of up to 270 km / h, slightly below the top speed of the latest Nissan GT-R which reaches 311 km / hour.