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11 Aug, 2020 Ώρα 17:02

Αυτο το Mazda RX-7 Spirit R πωλείται με μόλις 15900 Χλμ

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H τρίτη γενιά (FD) του Mazda RX-7 παρουσιάστηκε το 1991 και έμεινε στην παραγωγή μέχρι και το 2002. Στις 25 Μαρτίου του 2002, η ιαπωνική εταιρία παρουσίασε τρία μοντέλα του RX-7 Spirit R, δηλαδή της τελευταίας σειράς περιορισμένης παραγωγής του RX-7. Η σειρά Spirit R ήταν διαθέσιμη σε επιλεγμένες αντιπροσωπείες της Mazda αποκλειστικά στην Ιαπωνία από τις 22 Απριλίου του 2002, με την ολοκλήρωση της παραγωγής να γίνεται στα τέλη Αυγούστου του ίδιου έτους.

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Η σειρά Spirit R του RX-7 διατίθετο σε τρία μοντέλα: το Type A, ένα διθέσιο με πεντατάχυτο χειροκίνητο κιβώτιο, το Type-B, ένα τετραθέσιο με χειροκίνητο κιβώτιο πέντε ταχυτήτων, και το Type-C, ένα τετραθέσιο με αυτόματο κιβώτιο τεσσάρων ταχυτήτων. Και τα τρία μοντέλα ήταν εξοπλισμένα με τα ίδια εσωτερικά και εξωτερικά χαρακτηριστικά, όπως τροχοί 17 ιντσών της BBS, κόκκινες δαγκάνες φρένων και εσωτερικά πάνελ με ειδική μαλακή επίστρωση, αλλά κάθε μοντέλο είχε τον δικό του πλούσιο εξοπλισμό, που έκανε τη διαφορά από το άλλο.

 

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Η Spirit R Type-A ήταν η καλύτερη έκδοση παραγωγής του μοντέλου, με την εταιρία να το περιγράφει ως το απόλυτο RX-7, με την πιο εξαιρετική οδηγική απόδοση στην ιστορία του. Διέθετε -μεταξύ άλλων- μοναδικά bucket κόκκινα καθίσματα της Recaro, τα οποία μείωναν το συνολικό βάρος του οχήματος κατά περίπου 10 κιλά. Επιπλέον, διέθετε νέους αεριζόμενους και διάτρητους δίσκους σε όλους τους τροχούς, με διάμετρο 314 χλστ., καθώς ειδικά σωληνάκια για το σύστημα πέδησης.

 

 

Η σειρά Spirit R του RX-7 βγήκε στην παραγωγή σε μόλις 1.504 αυτοκίνητα, εκ των οποίων τα 1.044 ήταν στην έκδοση Type A, τα 420 στην Type B και τα 40 στην Type C. To αυτοκίνητο ήταν διαθέσιμο σε πέντε χρώματα, γκρι (Titanium Gray Metallic, αποκλειστικά στη σειρά Spirit R), μπλε (Innocent Blue Mica), άσπρο (Pure White), μαύρο (Brilliant Black) και κόκκινο (Vintage Red). Μηχανικά, ο διρότορος, twin-turbo κινητήρας (13B-REW) απέδιδε 280 άλογα στις 6.500 σ.α.λ. και 314 Nm ροπής στις 5.000 σ.α.λ., ενώ το βάρος του αυτοκινήτου ήταν 1.270 κιλά.

 

 

Πωλείται από την Contempo Concept HK Motors στο Χονγκ Κονγκ και από το 2002 έχει διανύσει μόλις 15.900 χλμ., και όπως βλέπεις βρίσκεται σε υπεράριστη κατάσταση, ενώ πρόσφατα έχει κάνει εκτενές σέρβις. Φοράει ολοκαίνουρια Proxes R888 ελαστικά της Toyo με τις εργοστασιακές διαστάσεις, 235/45 εμπρός και 255/40 πίσω.

 

 

Η τιμή πώλησης ορίζεται στα 838,000 δολάρια Χονγκ Κονγκ, που μεταφράζονται σε περίπου 90.000 ευρώ, με τη σημερινή ισοτιμία. Καινούριο στην Ιαπωνία το αυτοκίνητο κόστιζε ¥3.998.000, όπου με τον υπολογισμό του πληθωρισμού σήμερα το ποσό αυτό θα ήταν ¥4.187.429 (€36.185).

 

27 Jan, 2021 Ώρα 12:33

Ferrari Breadvan Hommage από την Niels van Roij Design (βίντεο)

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Η Niels van Roij Design παρουσίασε την Ferrari Breadvan Hommage. Πρόκειται για μια νέα one-off δημιουργία που βασίζεται στην Ferrari 550 Maranello και τιμά την Ferrari 250 GT SWB Breadvan που συμμετείχε στον 24ωρο αγώνα αντοχής του Le Mans το 1962.

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Μηχανικά φορά έναν V12 κινητήρα 5,5-λίτρων απόδοσης 478 ίππων με 568 Nm ροπής, τοποθετημένος μπροστά, με την κίνηση να στέλνεται στους πίσω τροχούς, μέσω ενός χειροκίνητου κιβωτίου ταχυτήτων 6 σχέσεων. Στο εσωτερικό υπάρχουν μπλε Alcantara επενδύσεις, carbon καθίσματα και νέος πίνακας οργάνων.

 

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Ενδιαφέρουσα λεπτομέρεια αποτελεί η κατασκευή του πίσω μέρους, που μετά τα πλευρικά παράθυρα έχει κατασκευαστεί από ένα ενιαίο κομμάτι αλουμινίου, ώστε οπτικά να υπάρχει μία συνέχεια, χωρίς ραφές στο αμάξωμα!

 

 

 

 

Διαβασε ολόκληρο το δελτίο τύπου από την Niels van Roij Design

The Niels van Roij Design Breadvan Hommage is based on an Italian V12 gran turismo coupe. Niels van Roij Design has styled the interior and exterior of the coachbuilt motorcar and has also overseen the construction process.

Breadvan Hommage

When a true admirer of an Italian car manufacturer reported to Niels van Roij Design with the request to design a Breadvan Hommage, the car design studio saw it as an honourable task to translate the iconic race car into a modern piece of car design.

"We see it as a great privilege that we can celebrate the ’62 Breadvan through this Hommage commission," says Niels van Roij. "It was a complex task to translate the essence of the legendary car into a contemporary design. We intended to be inspired by the original, but ensured we were not limited by it in our creativity. The Breadvan Hommage is a new original."

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Ideation sketches and design renderings

As is the case with all Niels van Roij Design coachbuilding projects, the Breadvan Hommage started with ideation sketches: quick drawings made by hand. These ideation sketches are crucial for every automotive design project and one of many iterative stages of the car design process.

“Automotive design is about the search and the experiment” according to Van Roij “Which is only truly achievable in a handmade sketch. In the ideation sketches differences can not only be seen in proportions and surfacing, the skin of the car, but also in the application of graphics and other details. Such as the bespoke exhausts and unique headlights. Eventually this process produces a so-called key sketch: the one sketch chosen to be developed into more elaborated, rendered ideas.”

The next step, after selecting one of the ideation sketches, was fitting the design precisely over the technical layout of the base car and presenting it in a more refined way. All the surfacing and volumes were developed into a large variety of high resolution images. These renderings make the shapes easier to read and again a selection is made. This selection was developed into the clay model.  

Clay model

A framework was installed on the base car, to which the clay was applied. To make the full size clay model, the team needed detailed visual information. Think of surface transitions from side to top and the design of air intakes, rear lights and the opening in the bonnet. All this visual data was provided by renderings, showing the details from different angles. Design work was ongoing during the highly labour intensive clay modelling process. The car was further refined and all challenges, such as the integration of a bevel around the roof and the new headlights, were ironed out.

Van Roij: “A car is a complex, three dimensional sculpture, which has to look right from all angles and under different light circumstances. Like sketching, the clay modelling process is iterative and the Breadvan Hommage was reshaped many times, to get it spot on. After establishing the correct proportions the search for sophistication in the surfacing, or skin, started: finding the right subtleties for transitions from one element to another. It includes the exterior graphics like the richly sculpted air vents on the front fenders.

Coachbuilding the body

The body of the Breadvan Hommage was hand beaten by coachbuilder Bas van Roomen. He works on behalf of collectors and high-end restoration companies. He is one of only a few in the Netherlands that builds modern coachbuilt cars, such as the Breadvan Hommage, Adventum Coupe and the 612 shooting brake. Bas also worked on the clay model of the Breadvan Hommage. Only the windscreen of that car remained OEM and it was painted in one of the eight specially designed reds.

Bespoke interior

The Breadvan Hommage features a handmade interior. The iconic outline of the exterior design has been embroidered into the blue Alcantara carbon fibre backed seats. The monogram can also be found on the dials, all 7 boasting pure silver inlays. The clock says: ‘che importa’. Italian for ‘who cares!’ All switchgear is made out of milled aluminium, linking to the gated shifter, which is set on a raised block. The driver is surrounded by quilted black leather: it can be found on the centre console, the lower door cards and the headliner. The door panels feature an unpainted, hand beaten aluminium element, which links to the custom body, made in the exact same way. A small embroidered Italian flag in the corner of the aluminium insert is highlighting the roots of the vehicle. The door is opened through pulling a lightweight red cord, whilst a blue Alcantara insert functions as a grab handle to close it.

Suspension by KONI

The ‘60s Breadvan was born to be successful on the racetrack. It’s unique styling, powerful engine, vehicle lay-out and suspension system were all designed for one purpose: being a race winner. Therefore the 1962 Breadvan was equipped with KONI single adjustable shock absorbers. At the time already the state-of-the-art technology. Designed and built by the inventor of the adjustable shock absorbers. Niels van Roij was determined in his vision; as a true celebration to the ’62 Breadvan, the Breadvan Hommage again had to use the best products available. Therefore KONI was asked to design and build one unique set of shock absorbers for the Breadvan Hommage. To celebrate the many successes in motor racing, KONI decided to use the technology of the double adjustable 8211-series as a basis for the Breadvan Hommage. This technology has been used many years in Formula 1 and contributed to the 16 world titles KONI has won in Formula 1.  The result is a Breadvan Hommage that is relatively comfortable around town, but a true “performer” on the racetrack.

Tyres by Vredestein

Another key aspect of performance – and also the finishing touch for any supercar – are the tyres. Leveraging again on Vredestein’s long experience with styling, the Ultrac Vorti+ is making its debut appearance on the Breadvan Hommage. This ultra-high-performance summer tyre, which was originally developed in 2013, is fully dedicated to supercars and designed in close collaboration with ItalDesign Giugiaro.

An extraordinary vehicle like the Breadvan Hommage should not only look great, it should also offer an unrivalled driving experience. The tyre of choice, the Ultrac Vorti+, is the latest incarnation of this premium tyre which has won many European tyre tests since its introduction in 2013. Now, in 2021, it has faced several technical improvements to even better comply with the highest standards of a modern high-performance summer tyre. Its carefully composed tread compound can handle an extensive range of temperatures, facilitating a high level of control, even at fast speeds. Due to the dedicated front- and rear axle designs, the driver of the Breadvan Hommage will enjoy precise and responsive steering, superior wet & dry braking and an extended tyre life. De Ultrac Vorti+ offers a perfect blend between remarkable Dutch tyre technology and the famous Italian design flair.

 

 

About Niels van Roij Design

Niels van Roij Design focuses exclusively on automotive design for coachbuilding: the development of exceptional, hand-built cars based on existing chassis. Niels van Roij Design is known for their Tesla-based Model SB, Adventum Coupe made on Range Rover chassis and Silver Spectre Shooting Brake, which was recently unveiled. www.nielsvanroij.com

About Vredestein (Breadvan Hommage tyres)

Vredestein offers an impressive range of premium tyres for passenger cars, two-wheelers and agricultural applications. The brand’s reputation for excellence – its tyres regularly win European and international tests – is built on decades of continuous innovation. World-class design has also long been a pillar of Vredestein activities, as reflected in its decades-long partnership with the renowned Italian design agency ItalDesign and the attention given in-house to tread and sidewall design. www.vredestein.nl

 

About Koni (Breadvan Hommage shock absorbers)

KONI is a global, leading manufacturer of adjustable performance shock absorbers. KONI shocks are made from the highest quality materials and machined to the highest tolerances. This quality is represented not only by KONI's long heritage in motorsports but also by the diversity of shock absorber solutions they offer. In 1947 KONI invented and introduced the world’s first hydraulic, adjustable shock absorber. In 2005 KONI took shock absorber performance and comfort to the next level with the patented Frequency Selective Damping Technology. Over the years 1,5Mio vehicles have been equipped with this technology. In 2021 KONI will introduce the next milestone for hydraulic shock absorbers. Explore the world of KONI online and discover our shock absorber solutions for cars, busses, trucks, trailers, trains, motor racing  and even defence and industrial applications. www.koni.com

About New Imaging Co. (Breadvan Hommage movie)

New Imaging Co. is a Netherlands (Enschede) based content studio run by an international team of talented people with various skills: Together they develop solid stories and engaging content for cultural and commercial organisations. Their team consists of established talent, including designers, project managers, 2D/3D artists, directors, illustrators, videographers, and photographers. This enables them to handle large scale projects that cover several creative disciplines, which is something they love — and do on a regular basis. www.newimaging.nl