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   Polish light truck FSO Polonez Pick-up trzyosiowy

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   A three-axle pickup truck based on the FSO Polonez pickup truck was created in 1981 at the Household and Tourist Equipment Workshop in the town of Niewiadowo. The chassis of the FSO Polonez passenger car was used as a basis, which was extended and an additional axle was added, due to which the carrying capacity of the pickup truck reached 900 kg (for FSO Polonez biaxial pickups, the payload was 540 kg.). On the three-horn pickup used a standard 1.5-liter engine producing 82 hp A total of 3 cars were made.

 

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On 6/14/2019 at 3:03 PM, LoooSeR said:

   Polish light truck FSO Polonez Pick-up trzyosiowy

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The problem with light vehicles of this configuration, is the tendency to chew up rear tires. They often have a small enough turning radius to where the rear tires are scrubbed badly in turns.  Unlike a "normal" configuration, where the radius extends through the rear axle, here the radius extends through the centerline between the two axles.

 

With heavier vehicles, the radius is large enough it's not as big an issue (it still happens, just not as badly).

 

This likely being a FWD vehicle, it may have had a large enough turning radius to minimize the scrubbing.

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   Renault Argos concept car, 1994.

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   Two-seater created for some design study/show, had Renault Twingo engine with 55 h.p. Weight - 750 kg. Car was shown in 1994 in Paris.

 

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   RoAcH CoAcH Show car

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Show car was created in 1978 by the American car designer Ed Newton on the order of RoAcH Inc., from the city of Columbus, Ohio

 

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   BMW new concept car - BMW Vision M Next

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/.../a hybrid with a front mounted electric motor and a gasoline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine at the rear. The maximum output is 600 hp, so the maximum speed is an impressive 300 km/h and acceleration to the "hundred" takes only 3 seconds.

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   Barinov is doing his thing, again. And i like it. :D 

   This time - GAZ-12 ZIM "Hyperliner"

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   Russian designer Sergey Barinov, known for his projects on the revival of the Soviet autoclassics, has completed work on a new noticeable project

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“The project is partially styled as a classic GAZ-12. But this is not a rough copy! It used elements of vintage American cars from 50-60. For example, a panoramic windshield or aft form - the original ZIM doesn’t have this whole thing. But at the same time there are modern elements, like hidden door handles. ”

 

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   And another one.

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Designer Sergey Barinov rethought another Soviet car, creating a modern version of the ZIS-110 limousine

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   I went a little wild with my remakes. To the extent that I already do remakes on my remakes! In general, the essence of this car is a training [for me], it will not be brought to the final, only a new image [looks] was tested on it

 

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   French Delahaye 175S Saoutchik Roadster

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   This roadster was created in 1949 in the workshop of Yakov Savchik based on the Delahaye 175 sport car. The car was equipped with a 165 hp engine and a Cotal four-speed manual gearbox.
   In 1949, the Delahaye 175S Saoutchik was sold to Sir John Gol, who in the period 1949-1950. demonstrated it at a number of automotive exhibitions. In the future, the car became the property of the movie star Diana Dors, and later - was in the collections of Arthur Rippi and William G. Parfet.

 

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On 6/30/2019 at 6:53 AM, LoooSeR said:

   French Delahaye 175S Saoutchik Roadster

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So much of what could have been good, just went pear-shaped here.

Some really great features, but then the ..Forehead, just fucks it.  Rake that shit back, marry the lines of the fenders.

And the power.  Drop a Caddy V8 in there, dual carbs, McCullogh blower, big Hydromatic.  Give it some shove to go with the looks.

 

The dash is prewar. No comment. Looks fine in  Dodge WC, but underwhelming here.

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   GAZ Group will soon launch the release of the successor to GAZ-66

   Gorky Automobile Plant issued certification documents for the Sadko-Next utility off-road vehicle, which received the C41A23 index. Registration of certification documents means that Sadko-Next’s products will soon enter the market. The new generation of “Sadko” could have appeared earlier, but the GAZ, given the niche character of the model, took a break, postponing the release of the novelty until 2019. Interest from foreign buyers accelerated progress.

 

   Off-road version differs from the “Gazon-Next” by a huge ground clearance, a single-sided busbar and different design of the front end - instead of the “Next” optics, the usual “Soviet” headlights appeared that are not afraid of water ingress.

   

   The load capacity of the new model is 3 tons - this is immediately a ton more than the previous GAZ-33088 Sadko could take on board. After revision, only bridges, wheels and frame were taken from model 33088, moreover, the “skeleton” of the truck became tougher due to the use of other steel and other innovations.

 

   So far there is a single modification of the novelty - with a 4-cylinder turbodiesel YMZ-534 with a volume of 4.4 liters (149 hp and 490 Nm). The gearbox is a manual, 5-speed gearbox, although work is currently being carried out on the adaptation of a domestic-made automatic gearbox.

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   That truck was tested in Indonesia

 

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   British roadster Jowett Jupiter

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   Two-seater Jowett Jupiter sport car was created in the late 40s by British car company Jowett Cars Ltd. from Idle, a suburb of Bradford, in collaboration with the British company English Racing Automobiles, as well as designer Robert Eberand von Eberhorst, who moved from Austria.
   Jowett Jupiter received a tubular steel frame, aluminum body. The Jupiter was fitted with a 4-cylinder boxer engine of 1,486 cc and 60 hp., 4-speed gearbox. The car developed a maximum speed of 140 km/h. The presentation of the car took place in 1949 at the rally in Monte Carlo, where the car was the winner in its class. After racing in Monte Carlo, the car was also presented at automobile shows in London (September 1949), Geneva (March 1950) and New York (April 1950), where Jupiter aroused the interest of the public.
   Jupiter serial production was organized in 1950 and lasted until 1954. In total, about 900 Jupiter were made, of which 75 were transferred to various studios to create original coupes and convertibles.

 

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On 7/21/2019 at 9:49 AM, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

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I would 100% daily this thing. 

 

I want an offroad fast car now.

Find an old Z car. 240/260/280. Not a ZX or 300.

MUCH better.  I had a 76 280Z with BFG's, and open exhaust, it was a fucking monster on fire roads in Northern Michigan. 

Early280's also were running actual Bosh L-Jetronic, so you could monkey with it a lot.

 

Miatas, well, if you're as tall as I am youll get a fucking crick in your neck. It's like wearing a ballcap with the bill pulled down too far.  A Z you have miles of room, and a big windshield.

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   Japanese experimental Toyota EX7 sport car

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   The Toyota EX7 was created on the basis of the Toyota 7 racing car. Like the base model, the EX7 was equipped with a 5-liter 8-cylinder engine, but it was not equipped with turbochargers, which led to a decrease in power from 700 to 450 hp. The car was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1970

 

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   "Recalled Mercedes-Benz vehicles are stored on old airfield"

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Once again, the Daimler Group has to temporarily store thousands of new cars on the former airfield Ahlhorn. The reason is quality defects in heavy SUVs.

 

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   "The new Russian sedan will cost as two Maybachs. The price of the Aurus Senat Sedan with standard kit was named"

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   During the opening of the first Aurus brand car dealership located in Moscow City, the price of the Aurus Senat S600 sedan was announced: in the basic configuration, a novelty of the domestic auto industry will cost 18 million rubles.
   For comparison, the all-wheel drive 367-horsepower Mercedes-Maybach S 450 4Matic can be purchased for 9,560,000. The Bentley Flying Spur V8 sedan also costs less than the Aurus - they ask for it from 12 million rubles.
   The Minister of Industry Denis Manturov, who was present at the opening of the dealership, once again confirmed that no more than 200 cars will be produced in 2020. Some of them will be sent to the government garage, others will go on free sale.

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the Aurus Senat sedan (the former Cortege project) is a completely Russian development, however, the German company Porsche Engineering Group acted as a partner. At first, only NAMI will be engaged in the production of cars, for which purpose a modern automobile plant was built on the territory of the institute. The cars are equipped with a hybrid power plant, consisting of a powerful Russian-made V8 and electric motor, and all-wheel drive.

   kek, what is this, a fraud sedan?

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   Ferrari 330 GT Shooting Brake (Vignale)

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   A 4-seater sports car with a "Shooting Brake" body was created in 1968 by the Italian studio Vignale. The work was commissioned by Luigi Kinetti, a former Italian racer, who had by then become a dealer of Ferrari products in the United States. When creating this car, the chassis of the Ferrari 330 GT, which belonged to Kinetti and was damaged in the road accident, was used. During creation, the Vignale left the chassis unchanged. Only one car of this type was made and presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1968.

 

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      To function, the membrane must conduct hydrogen ions (protons) but not electrons as this would in effect "short circuit" the fuel cell. The membrane must also not allow either gas to pass to the other side of the cell, a problem known as gas crossover. Finally, the membrane must be resistant to the reducing environment at the cathode as well as the harsh oxidative environment at the anode.
       
      This system includes electrodes, electrolyte, catalyst, and a porous gas diffusion layer. The rate of reaction will be dependent also on how quickly the water vapor product can diffuse through the porous material and out of the system. A system can have a lowered efficiency if the fuel cell is too dry or too wet. A balance must be met.
       
      And while yes, all of these situations can be worked around, it all comes at a heavy price. Currently we are using 30 grams of platinum in vehicle sized PEM fuel cells. This number will be going down once different catalysts are created, but the cost of these vehicles still pushes up to $50,000. The cost will go down, like any technology.
       
      I've yet to speak about where we obtain this hydrogen gas from. The easiest way to obtain hydrogen gas is via the electrolysis of water. H20 + An Electric Current → H2 + O2, essentially (it's not balanced, I know this.)
       
      But that electric current must be created as well. This usually comes from the electric grid, which is still, depending on the state, a majority coal-burning.
       
      Natural Gas reformation is another way to obtain Hydrogen gas, and is the most common way we currently use. It's the cheapest as well. Synthesis gas, a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide, and a small amount of carbon dioxide, is created by reacting natural gas with high-temperature steam. The carbon monoxide is reacted with water to produce additional hydrogen.
       
      The other common ways are via fermentation of biofuel stocks (which is a long process without a great yield) or liquid reforming, which is really unfeasible in large quantities.
       
      The only way to obtain large amounts of hydrogen is via natural gas reformation, and that's still technically a fossil fuel source. So why were we going with hydrogen fuel cells again? To rid ourselves of dirty, dirty fossil fuel? Well shit.
       
      So to sum this up, the only way to safely use hydrogen as a fuel source in a moving vehicle would be by using metal hydrides, which require energy to access the stored hydrogen. This stored hydrogen flow rate is lower than standard PEMs, and results in a lower voltage, which in turn leads to a lower power output for the vehicle. More research and development must be done to find proper catalysts that can be made at a low cost, and production methods must be worked out to create the membranes more cheaply. All of this is held up by our hydrogen production systems.
       
      PEM fuel cell technology is awesome and I love it to death in many many situations. But vehicles isn't one of them.
       
      I may read about more advances in the near future that would change my opinion completely, but I would be surprised.
       
      Below I've added a problem out of my heat and mass transfer book (Incropera, 7th edition).
       




    • By StrelaCarbon
      Even though I'm relatively new to this forum, it did not take long at all for me to notice that here, I am in the company of many fellow petrolheads.
       
      Documenting the mildly interesting machines I encounter in my everyday life is something I like very much, and since I didn't see anyone here posting much about car spotting, I thought I'd make my own thread. So, if you have any pictures of interesting automotive finds, feel free to share them all right here. 
       
      To get the ball rolling, here's an imperfect (that racing seat looked really out of place, and there were some visible paint scratches) but still exquisite first-generation Mercury Cougar which I encountered this summer: 
       

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