After long-term thinking in a Jaguar decided to say ‘no’ to the project of commercialization of successor XJ220. However, it seems that the British still do not want to keep the car completely forgotten. The mysterious Jaguar slipped silently from garage through the crowd to the start of the race in electric mode, before firing up its 502 hp, supercharged 4-cylinder gas engine and electrifying the crowd. This all happened at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where C-X75 hybrid supercar from Jaguar presented to the public.C-X75 is one of the most unusual Jaguar presented in the last ten years, and the reason is simple – supercar concept boasted a revolutionary four-wheel drive with two electric motors and turbines. Powered by a combination of two electric motors and a gas engine, the C-X75 develops more than 850 total bhp and is capable of accelerating from 0-60 in less than six seconds and has a top speed of 220 mph.
When attract more than enough attention in the Jaguar concluded that the commercialization of this model is too expensive, and then instead of turbines, placed the four-cylinder into the car, and said that such a hybrid package cost about a million US dollars. This kind of money for a four-cylinder, was a not ot impressive to the customers, and in the Jaguar quickly decided to shut down the project. Jaguar has made five copies of the prototype C-X75. Three will keep and sell the two currently undisclosed price.
A new player in the world of supercars comes from Italy. Mazzanti Automobili recently unveiled, at the prestigious Top Marques show in Monaco, its new Evantra V8 model. They presented the final (standard) version of super sport Italian car manufacturer Mazzanti Cars, founded by Luca Mazzanti and Zsolt Tarnok (responsible for the design).
Presented as a prototype last December, Mazzanti Evantra model is characterized by a particular style, but more powerful powertrain and unique personalization option. Beginning in the latter situation, it is interesting that the car has represented Pro-Body body made of carbon fiber. However, if the buyer does not like the look of the car he is able to order any other design (One-Body) which will Mazzanti make from aluminum.
The plan is to manufacture only five pieces of the model per year to ensure the much-desired exclusivity. Under body supercar is aspirated 7.0-liter aluminum V8 engine with 710 hp at 6600 r / min with the highest torque of 848 Nm at 4500 r / min. The motor has compression ratio of 11,0:1, valves and valve lifters are made of titanium, and lubrication is done by dry sump.
Chassis itself is made of steel and chrome-molybdenum steel, and the interior is equipped with exotic materials and offers a myriad of ways to personalize. The steering wheel is supplied by Nardi and has a small screen that displays the selected gear in the version with paddle gear change on the steering wheel (sequential gearbox). Manufacturer claims that this model will have manual or sequential gearbox with six gears. The Evantra offers two modes of operation, with (sequential) gearbox, Strada and Corsa, whose name says enough.
The car uses lightweight chassis and has only 1,315 kg, and accelerate to 60mph in just 3 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 210mph. ‘Evantra V8 was built to be going along with everyone, but is designed as a car of his own character, which encourages its exclusivity deepest passions’ said Mazzanti founder Luca Mazzanti.
The watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre at the annual exhibition SIHH 2013 has introduced a new model Jaeger-LeCoultre Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet, which was developed specifically for divers. Last year during the SIHH 2012 event at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Beverly Hills Boutique in Los Angeles, California some of us had a chance for a sneak peek of a prototype piece, a JLC Deep Sea Chronograph. Now, Swiss finest watch and clock manufacturer is offering N°1 Prototype of this stunning watch at its fifth online auction, with all proceeds go to UNESCO for the preservation of marine World Heritage sites.
Aesthetically, JLC Deep Sea Chronograph Cermet is inspired by the famous 1959 Memovox Deep Sea, the first automatic diving watch equipped with an alarm that had required all the ingenuity of watchmakers Jaeger-LeCoultre. The chronograph operating indicator is inspired by the Jaeger-LeCoultre 1930s “chronoflight” onboard instrument.
A diver needs to be able to see at a glance whether the disc shows that the chronograph is ready for use (white), in operation (white/red) or stopped (red). Its high-tech case in reinforced cermet, a material consisting of aluminium reinforced with particles of ceramic and then covered with a protective coating of ceramic, has incomparable properties of lightness, resistance and stability.
World’s first Electric Jet Body Board Kymera lets you experience water at 30mph
“I really wanted to create a personal watercraft that had all the fun and none of the hassle of jet skis or boats,” Woods told Gizmag. “My specific goals were that it would have to easily fit in or on a compact car, it would have to be safe, it must be easily hand carried and launched anywhere and it had to be able to run all day. My inspiration though, really came from watching people at the lake awkwardly wading at the waters edge while the privileged few were out on the water.”
So, Kymera might resemble an ordinary body board, but it features an electric motor that outputs peak power of 3.4 kW and is powered by a lithium ion battery pack that will provide around an hour of use. The battery pack can be recharged from a standard wall outlet in around two hours and the whole board, including the battery, weighs in at 48 lbs (21 kg). But with electrical outlets not easy to come by on the shore, Woods has also developed a solar charging station for the Kymera. Measuring 4 x 6 feet (1.2 x 1.8 m), the charging station can fully recharge a Kymera in eight hours and is designed to be mounted on the roof of a lifeguard tower to ensure the board is always ready for action. Woods is also working on a combination roof rack/charger that can also pull power from a vehicle as it makes the trip to the water.
This innovative and eco-friendly watercraft which is currently aKickstarter project, was originally created for personal recreational purposes, but its speed, ease of use and ability for life-guarding make Kymera so necessery for wild waves.
Rescue Electric Jet Body Board by Kymera
Kymera features ultra-durable roto-molded hull, swappable 1000wh Lithium Polymer battery
A lithium ion battery that enables the rider to zip around the waves at 30mph for almost 60 minutes
The Kymera will come in two different sizes, with each offering a choice of two different power options
1923 Leica 0-series Camera
The most expensive Leica Cmera to ever swap hands was sold on the weekend for €1.3 million (approximately $1.9 million) after 20 minutes of insane auction bidding. The 7th camera of the rare 1923 limited edition Leica 0-series, limited to only 25 versions went under the hammer at theWestilicht Photographica Auctions. Estimated between €350,000 and €450,000, the hammer came down at a staggering €1.3 million.
The previous world record was set last year when a collector paid €732,000 ($1 million) for a Daguerreotype, the world’s first commercially produced camera, which bore the rare signature of its French inventor.