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Luxury Antique Cars: Rekindling the crave for classic

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Luxury lives in the finer details. It’s a cloth napkin at a dinner table; it’s a mint on your pillow before bed; it’s that inner and the ultimate feeling that clouds the sense of judgement in getting something at all cost and fills you to the brim with pride when in use. These are the tales of one driving an antique sports car.

For those who enjoy the finer things in life, would still want to have a feel of vintage luxury sport cars such as

Jaguar XK-E

The Jaguar XK-E or the E-Type for the North American market, is a luxury British car that was made by Jaguar Cars Ltd in the 1961 and 1975’s. Its mix of magnificence, superior, and aggressive evaluation built up the model as a symbol of the motoring scene.

The E-Type’s 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) increasing speed, monocoque development, plate brakes, rack-and-pinion guiding, and free front and back suspension recognized the auto and impelled far reaching changes.

The E-Type depended on Jaguar’s D-Type dashing auto, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three back to back years starting 1955 and utilized what was, for the mid-1960s, a novel hustling plan rule, with a front subframe conveying the motor, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub.

No step acclaim frame, as was regular at the time, was required and all things considered the principal autos weighed just 1315kg (2900lb)

The E-Type was at first composed and appeared to people in general as a back-wheel drive great tourer in two-seater car frame (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as a two-seater convertible roadster (OTS or Open Two-Seater). A four-seater variant of the roadster, with an extended wheelbase, was discharged quite a long while later.

Morgan Aero 8

The Aero 8 is striking for a few reasons, fundamentally in light of the fact that it is the primary new Morgan outline since 1964’s. It doesn’t utilize hostile to move bars, a peculiarity in sporting cars.

It is additionally the main Morgan vehicle with an aluminum body and edge instead of conventional Morgan vehicles that have an aluminum cleaned wooden body tub on a steel suspension

The engine first powering the Aero 8 was a 4400 cc V8 built by BMW mated to a 6-Speed Get-rag transmission. In 2007, the Series 4 Aero 8 was released which had an upgraded 4799cc V8 built by BMW with an optional ZF automatic transmission.

All Aero 8s are assembled at Morgan’s Malvern Link factory, where they are able to produce up to 14 cars a week. It has been criticized for its “crosseyed” look which originally was justified by the manufacturers as conferring aerodynamic benefits. It comes with a Bore & Stroke: 93mm x 83.3mm an Engine size of 4799 cc (4.8 L).

Its Power Output measures up to 367 PS (270 kW) @ 6000 rpm and a Torque Output of 490 Nm (370 lbf·ft) @ 3600 rpm. The Valvetrain setup is a DOHC 32-valve Double Valvetronic with a Compression ratio of 10.0:1

Chevrolet Corvette C1

In 1927 General Motors employed designer Harley Earl who cherished sport autos, returning in the wake of serving abroad in the years following World War II, bringing home MGs, Jaguars, Alfa Romeos, and so forth.

In 1951, Nash Motors started offering a costly two-seat sports car, the Nash-Healey, that was made in organization with the Italian fashioner Pinin Farina and British auto build Donald Healey, however there were few direct valued models.

Aiming at keeping costs down, GM executive Robert F. McLean mandated off-the-shelf mechanical components, and used the chassis and suspension design from the 1949–1954 Chevrolet passenger vehicles.

The drivetrain and passenger compartment were moved rearward to achieve a 53/47 front-to-rear weight distribution. It had a 102-inch wheelbase.

The engine was a 235 cu in (3.85 L) inline six engine that was similar to the 235 engine that powered all other Chevrolet car models, but with a higher-compression ratio, three Carter side-draft carburetors, mechanical lifters, and a higher-lift camshaft.

Output was 150 horsepower (110 kilowatts). Because there was currently no manual transmission available to Chevrolet rated to handle 150 HP, a two-speed Powerglide automatic was used. 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) time was 11.5 seconds.

1952 Ferrari 342 America Cabriolet

The Ferrari 342 was the improvement by Aurelio Lampredi of a bigger form of the first Colombo-composed Ferrari V-12. The transient target was to exploit new Grand Prix controls allowing normally sought motors of up to 4.5 liters to contend with supercharged 1.5-liter motors like Ferrari’s unique V-12 and the Alfa Rome 158 Alfettas.

Larger displacement also had advantages in reliability and performance in sports-racing cars and gran turismos, leveraging additional competitive and economic benefits from the time and effort invested in designing, building and developing Lampredi’s engine.

Designed with the basic parameters of Colombo’s V-12 to fit with minimal changes in Ferrari’s existing chassis design, with a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks and a single overhead camshaft on each bank, Lampredi’s engine was, of necessity, longer.

Piston stroke grew from 58.8 mm to only 68 mm but the bore of the design-capacity 4.5-liter engine increased to 84 mm from the Colombo’s 68 mm bore in the 212 necessitating a longer cylinder block with 108 mm between cylinders, up from the 90 mm in the original Colombo engine.

Bugatti Type 57

The Bugatti Type 57s were worked from 1934 through 1940, with a sum of 710 productions delivered. It was an altogether new outline made by Jean Bugatti, child of founder, Ettore. Type 57s used a twin-cam 3,257cc engine based on that of the Type 49 but heavily modified by Jean Bugatti, unlike the single cam engines of the Type 49 and earlier models.

The engines of the Type 50, 51 used bevel gears at the front of the engine to transmit power from the crankshaft, whereas the Type 57 used a train of spur gears at the rear of the engine, with fiber gear wheels on the camshafts to achieve more silence in operation.

The Type 57 was a touring car model produced from 1934 through 1940. It used the 3.3 L (3,257 cc; 198 cu in) engine from the Type 59 Grand Prix cars, producing 135 hp (100 kW). Top speed was 153 kilometres per hour 95 mph.

It rode on a 3,302 mm 30 in wheelbase and had a 1,349 mm 53 in wide track. Road-going versions weighed about 950 kg 2,090 lb. Hydraulic brakes replaced the cable-operated units in 1938, a modification Ettore Bugatti hotly contested. 630 examples were produced 

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was the main emphasis of the SL-Class fabulous tourer and quickest generation auto of its day. Presented in 1954 as a two-seat car with particular gull-wing entryways, it was later offered as an open roadster. Like the W194, the 300 SL borrowed its 3.0 litre overhead cam straight-6 from the regular four-door 300 luxury tourer introduced in 1951.

Featuring an innovative diagonal aluminum head that allowed for larger intake and exhaust valves, it was canted to the right at forty-five-degrees to fit under the SL’s considerably lower hoodline.

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing; top car rating and specifications

In place of the W194’s triple two-barrel Solex carburetors, a groundbreaking Bosch mechanical direct fuel injection was installed, boosting power almost 25% over the Gran Prix cars.

Derived from the DB 601 V12 used on the high-powered Messerschmitt Bf 109E fighter of World War II, it raised output from 130 kW; 177 PS (175 hp) to 160 kW; 218 PS (215 hp), almost double that of the original Type 300 sedan’s 86 kW; 117 PS (115 hp).

An optional, even more powerful version, with radical camshaft developed 179 kW; 243 PS (240 hp), but was rough for city use. The result was a top speed of up to 260 km/h (160 mph) depending on gear ratio and drag, making the 300 SL the fastest production car of its time.

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Electric cars set to hit the road in 2019

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With far advancement in the development of electric cars by Automakers, considerable number of electric cars shall hit the roads in 2019 for enjoyable drive. Improvements in performance along with their range and available features that make them desirable choices is getting better with each new year.

There are some exciting new electric cars to be released onto the auto market for the upcoming year. If you’re not yet a fan of these eco-friendly vehicles, there might be something on the horizon that may change your mind. This mode of power is a burgeoning wave of the future in automotive technology and we expect what is now a small ripple to become a tsunami in its magnitude in a decade to come.

Here are the best electric cars for 2019 that you may consider to drive.

 

Audi E-tron Sportback (2019)

The Audi E tron Sportback made an initial appearance at the Shanghai motor show in 2017. The concept car was a sneak peek at what would be coming down the road in 2019. It’s about the same size as the brand’s Audi A7, along with the coupe styling feature, but there will be a few notable changes. The driving position will be raised and it will assume a more aggressive stance and detailing as seen in SUV styling. If you’re concerned about the power, it comes with three electric motors that will boost the hp to 486 and when you accelerate, you’ll move from 0 to 62 in about four and a half seconds.

 

Jaguar XJ (2019)

Jaguar is getting ready for the reveal of the new XJ for 2019, which will replace its XJ luxury car with an all-electric platform and no offerings for diesel or petrol alternatives. It’s the car that kicks off a new chapter in the story of the automaker. Jaguar will offer a five door hatch model which is a departure from the four door saloon.

 

Mini E (2019)

This will be the new revelation for the Mini experimental car that was produced in 2009 and 2010. Early models were only let out in a limited number for the purpose of testing trials. With the perfected version that is coming some ten years later, the fully electric new 2019 Mini E is poised to go on sale to the public with a more generous supply available. They’ve redesigned the previous experimental with a new type of battery technology that is a vast improvement over the original.

 

Tesla Model 3 (2019)

Elon Musk’s vision is coming to a dealership near you with Model 3 all electric car for 2019. In fact, if you’re interested in owning one for yourself, now is the time to place your order because the right hand versions are scheduled to start production in 2019. The Model 3 will offer a ton of premium options that you’d expect to find in the Mercedes C class, the Audi Ar and the BMW luxuries, but for a far more affordable price tag of $35K in British pounds.

 

Volvo XC40 Electric (2019)

Volvo is throwing its hat into the ring with their first all-electric car for 2019. The chassis of their smaller SUV will take its inspiration from the new XC40. Volvo’s playing coy with this new line for the brand and they’re not yet releasing any other details so we’ll have to wait until the spycams can pick up a little more info.

 

Nissan IDS (2019) all-electric concept with autonomous features

Nissan will have a new all electric with some amazing new technology in the EV arena. Achieving a leading position in current automotive technology, the Nissan brand is surging ahead with an integration of advanced vehicle control with new innovative safety technologies. They’ve synthesized all this with the most recent in AI technology to create a new form of autonomous drive technology that boasts a practical approach that is applied to real world driving scenarios. Taking the lead in such a serious manner is going to cause a chain reaction among the competition and they’ll all have to step up their games to keep up. The concept car was unveiled in 2017 with production scheduled for the 2019/2020 market year.

 

Audi Q6 e-tron quattro SUV (2019)

The Q6 e-tron Quattro SUV made its first appearance to the world as a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Tesla had thrown down the gauntlet and Audi was obliged to answer with this new all electric model that called them on the Tesla X. The brand has some serious plans to produce between 2 to 3 million of these by 2025. They claim that the Q6 will offer a range of over 310 miles on a single charge and it’s slated to come at a price tag of $75K.

 

Porsche Mission E (2019)

The Mission E is the first all-electric vehicle bearing the Porsche branding. The concept vehicle features an impressive design that is awing onlookers getting their first glance and it’s been honored with the Concept Car Design of the Year at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. In a slick move to try to keep up with what is believed to be a new Porsche phenomenon, Elon Musk’s crew scooped up the designer that is responsible for the interior or the Mission E. It is estimated that the all-electric car will produce a range of more than 310 miles on a full charge, but that’s not the most impressive aspect of the new Mission E. The acceleration is rumored to be pegged at just 3.5 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. It is incredible speed and evidence of how far they’ve come in EV technology with regards to performance. The new charging system for the Mission E uses an 800 volt format that gives it an 80% charge in a scant 15 minutes. Porsche plans to produce 20,000 of these units a year.

 

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ (2019)

The new Generation EQ is also a first for Mercedes-Benz. The first to be totally built by the manufacturer from the ground up in an all-electric format, that is. Previous models features Tesla power trains but that’s a thing of the past with the Generation EQ. This car is the Mercedes response to the Jaguar I-Pace. It’s estimated to offer a range of 310 miles on a full charge. It’s one of the less expensive and smaller Mercedes offerings in an all-electric SUV platform only, and the price is expected to be set around $55,000.

 

Aston Martin RapidE (2019)

The new Aston Martin RapidE is their version of the all-electric variant of the RapidE luxury Sedan. The company collaborated with LeEco and took investment on the development from a Chinese group of investors associated with Faraday Future to speed the production timeline. The new RapidE all electric for 2019 will have a 200 mile range with over 800 horsepower and it will sell for $200,000 to $250,000. It will be a luxury vehicle that is rumored to come with the stated price with guesses all the way down to $40,000, but seriously doubting this.

 

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