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2017 Antiyita International Motor Show


#94

The 2017 LT 850 Azure Prototype By Celerimus Automotive

A bold statement in hypercar design

What makes the Azure a hypercar?

Development of the Azure has been extensive, but as you can see, it has paid off. The Azure is faster, cheaper, and more luxurious than any previous model. With a top speed of 237.2 MPH (381.7 km/h), it will easily do laps around most performance cars in the industry. Not only that, but this piece of engineering has proven itself on the tracks of Nurburgring itself with a track time of 6:29.85. At the Automation Test track, this car also shines with a lap time of 1:46.86. This luxury vehicle is nothing to laugh at.

What powers the Azure?

Nothing other than a brand new 8.4 L V12 turbocharged engine designed specifically for the Azure in-house. This highly tuned engine produces 1555 HP at 7600 RPM, making it one of the fastest accelerating engines Celerimus Automotive has designed. Thanks to the 60 valves, AWD system, and optimized twin turbo design, the Azure can accomplish a very speedy 0-62 mph in just 2.1 seconds. You might not know looking at the amazing figures for this car, but we actually optimized the engine to use 91 RON fuel instead of higher grades, which allows us to effectively sell this car anywhere in the world because of the universal high availability of that fuel type. All in all, this car straddles the line between control and outright performance.

Tell us about the interior and comfort of the Azure

You won’t find any standard bucket seats here. The Azure has some of the most luxurious interior of any model from Celerimus Automotive. It features a full leather cabin, including imported wood from South Africa and leather from Sardinia, Italy. The cabin makes extensive use of glass and wood accents, as well as electronic assists to ease in driving. We understand the control and thrill that a manual transmission provides many enthusiasts, but as a luxury car based roughly on a Grand Touring style design, we also wanted to keep the shifting labor minimal and offer an automatic alternative, all while keeping in mind the sporty nature of the car itself. Thus, we decided to add a duel-clutch 7-speed sequential transmission with an automatic mode, for comfort. Don’t worry, however, your long journeys cruising in the Azure won’t be done in boredom. We have installed a top-of-the-line HUD entertainment system that is capable of being voice commanded, and is controlled through motions of the driver’s hands. The driver can easily stream music, video, and calls right onto the windscreen of the car, and also includes active driving assists and built-in navigation that can show you where to go live on the road right in front of you through the HUD system. For optimal sound quality, the Azure contains 28 speakers around the cabin with surround-sound for total immersion. If that weren’t enough, the cabin includes a quick-action AC system, heated seats that are electronically adjustable, pedals and steering wheel that are electronically adjustable, and an automatic engine starter linked to your key fob. Through a mode selector on the dash board of the car, the seats can be switched into “sport mode” which will raise the edges of the seats, effectively turning them into luxury bucket seats. Mounting points appear for race harnesses in “sport mode” so that drivers of the Azure can take full control of its mighty power. Of course, we also had to go with scissor doors for the design of the Azure.

Are there any unique features that the Azure has that you would like to share?

Of course! The Azure has truly been a unique and intense undertaking by Celerimus Automotive. For this design, we really focused on the essence of control and power that makes a hypercar a hypercar. We focused mostly on weight-saving features, and eliminated as much excess weight as we could. The only area we didn’t compromise was the interior, because we figured: what is the point in driving such a car when you have to be miserable in a bare-bones interior? In addition to weight-saving measures, we optimized the engine for quick and steady performance, and installed a unique 4-fin wing design that can be hydraulically lowered or raised depending on computer and driver input throughout the drive. In addition, we aerodynamically crafted this car to perfection, and our unique design provides great grip and handling throughout the drive, so that the driver can truly be in control of the power that this car offers. That is what the Azure is all about. Power. Control. Luxury.


Summary

Engine:
Type: 8418 cc turbocharged V12
Power: 1555 HP at 7600 RPM
Torque: 1523 Nm at 6800 RPM
Redline: 8100 RPM
Fuel: 91 RON (Regular grade)

Performance:
0-62 MPH (0-100 km/h): 2.1 seconds
Braking: 62-0 MPH (100-0 km/h): 24.51 meters
Top speed: 237.2 MPH (381.7 km/h)
Automation test track time: 1:46.86
Nurbergring track time: 6:29.85
Handling: 1.60g at 140.1 MPH
Efficiency: 12.0 mpg (19.6 L/100km)

Chassis:
Body: Carbon fibre panels and monocoque
Suspension: Pushrod (front). Pushrod (rear).
Weight: 3512.6 lbs (1593.3 kg)

Projected Pricing:
$218,100

Celerimus Automotive.

"Perfection doesn’t have to be a compromise."


#95

I know my post is a few hours late, but I just wanted to post it because I had already drafted the post. I apologize for any inconvenience.


#96

you’ve got until the 21st, so you’re well in time


#97

@JohnWaldock, @Rk38 Wrote this:

" Since we didn’t clarify initially I’ll allow any late final presentations until Monday 15th of May @ 10.30 AM UTC +8 then the rest of the show is left for the people and brands to explore exhibits, the city, parties, booth babes and of course polls for best cars in certain categories. :wink:"

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#98

ah, my bad.


#99

#Merciel 2017 Verona


OOC

“Hey remember that car company named ‘EADC’, yeah I wasnt really a fan of that name, it sounded too forced…so Ive come up with a better name (somehow making it French :expressionless: ), new lore and stuff ready for UE4! But for now heres the new Merciel Verona (Totally not redesigned for ATCC:Reborn)!”


##Merciel Verona Ciel


The new Merciel Verona was unveiled earlier this year at NAIAS alongside the new facelift of the Merciel Weasel and the Merciel Corsair. With the partnership of Mericel and Japanese car manufacturer Shinomara, Merciel will be able to bring affordable cars all over Asia! The base trim, Ciel, can be fitted with a smaller 1.3L i4 or the larger 1.5L variant of i4 QL engine family, found in Merciel Rally Cars since 2003. The interior is standard with a basic radio, CD player and Air Conditioning. The safety features found on this car as also standard, given 3 Stars by EuroNCAP, making this car very safe. Prices for the car in Asia haven’t been finalised yet, however expect prices to start from as low as $15,000


##Mericel Verona Sportif


The Sportif trim of the Mericel Verona is the more premium sports trim of the Verona. With either a larger 1.8L QL NA or a smaller 1.5L Turbo, the Sportif is also fitted with sports interior and a standard radio/satnav and Climate Control. With the more powerful engine, new vented disc brakes were added along with some new sportier suspension. However, while the Sportif is heavier than the Ciel, the Sportif is more responsive and is more fun to drive with the thicker sports compound tyres. As with the Ciel, prices in Asia haven’t been finalised yet, but expect them to start from about $23,000


##Merciel Verona Évolution



As a surprise, Merciel have also unveiled their latest attempt at challenging Erin in the World Touring Car Championship with the Verona Évolution. This new Verona will be replacing the older 2014 Merciel Sprint which had a somewhat successful season last year coming 5th overall. Merciel are hoping that this new Verona has what it takes to catch up to Erin



#100

Been missing all the fun here, just want to let you guys know probably will not return that soon, been very busy with my things for now !


#101

#Daily Round-Up 5
It’s been a busy week here at Antiyita for myself. I’ve been absorbing the wonderful local culture and driving a multitude of vehicles too, which I’ll be telling you about over the remainder of the week. In the meantime, there have been a few announcements made…

…first of which comes from Celerimus, who have launched the Azure hypercar, which on first glance appears to be two cars. The front seems to be a from a 1990s concept car and the back, which is very nice indeed, looks like it belongs in a RoboCop remake. I’m confused at how the back manages to be so modern and well thought out while the front is so strange and oblong. Still, it’s an incredibly advanced car with all the usual hypercar tropes, though one feature worth noting is the 28 speaker sound system. I don’t know why you need that, but there you are. An 8.4l Bi-Turbo V12 sits at the back, delivering a sweet 1555hp to all four wheels. The lap times look incredible and amazingly it runs on 91 RON petrol!
We’ll be finding out just how good or bad it is in a roadtest later this week.

In the meantime, EADC became Merciel in an usual turn of events and have relaunched their plucky Verona midsize. The looks have been improved and it now features a lovely rear light strip which I certainly approve of, while the rest of the specs look pretty much identical. It was always a good choice for those wanting a no-frills medium sedan but now it’s better looking and has a better name. How can you argue with that? The car will becoming to Asian markets later this year.

There were also some suspicious glances from the Erin booth as Merciel showed off their WTCC variant of the Verona. The livery has been very well received by automotive critics, while the team running it have made their intentions clear to challenge the British makers in the popular series.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, I got to know the new Baltazar Qausar Hatch and took it for a test drive around the city.

That’s all for now folks, but stay tuned: we have tests of the relaunched Zavir Luna Spider, the 28 Speaker Azure and very special drive in the new Sachiuri Sagitta. Bye for now!

-Gavin Anderson


#102

Oh btw @DeusExMackia Merciel is now French…just dont ask…


#103

@Dorifto_Dorito Ah, thanks for clarifying that. Shan’t ask any further :grin:


#104

@DeusExMackia Thanks for the feedback on the front of the Azure! I’ll try to give it a more modern and cutting-edge look in my upcoming model. I was trying to go for a somewhat Lexus LFA type styling but with more of a hypercar feel, and I purposefully used a similar headlight style to older Celerimus models to give it that sort of “heritage feel” if that makes sense. I’ll definitely give the front some more love in the upcoming model. I think the part that is kind of strange and gives it a 90’s concept feel are the side vents next to the indicators, which I will rectify in the future! :laughing:


#105

#106

Although probably not a very favorable review, it’s still very helpful! :slight_smile: that’s my first car I have had reviewed so it was nice to have some of the more “practical” issues of the car pointed out to me by someone who has seen a lot of cars. It’s hard to see some of these issues purely from the numbers especially since I’ve never seen how anyone else actually makes their car on the technical level. I will definitely improve on these areas in the future! Luckily I have found out in the model I’m currently working on that softer suspension can actually be a benefit. The brakes might be difficult to fix because for some reason the front tires just seem to require much more braking force than the rear ones, but it’s very insightful to hear how that can be problematic! I will also look into balancing the brakes a bit more.


#107

Yeah, I was harsh, but hopefully you can see the reasoning. Top tip with any mid-engined car is to make the rear brakes stronger and the rear suspension harder to deal with the back-heavy nature of it. You’ll get there though! This game is all about trial and error and getting up the learning curve.


AL Autos Official: News Update (2/9/2020): We're On Our Way Back!
2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed
#108

Welcome to the AL Autos Booth (Recently Updated @ 10:14pm USA PST with new car to feature)

AL Autos is proud to bring a wide variety of cars with us to AIMS! The vehicles we have with us at AIMS are bound to appeal to all audiences from small but practical compact cars, to sporty sports cars, to luxurious vehicles. So without further a do, let’s do our next few reveals!


The AL Autos Luxus (Trim Shown: 588 XLE)

The Body

AL Autos is proud to present the AL Autos Luxus, a complete redesign of the AL Autos Classe which made its debut at the 2017 Automation Geneva International Motor Show as a luxury LWB sedan. AL Autos was keen to improve on the many mistakes that were made during the conception of the car, mainly, the styling. The styling of the AL Autos Classe was truly outdated compared to the rest of the luxury sedans which made their debut at Geneva. Now, with the re-conception of this car, the Luxus, we’ve made sure to bring the Classe into the 21st century: LED headlamps and fog lamps, exquisitely designed front grilles and tail lamps, and much much more.

The Performance

The Luxus has a more sensible 3.7 L Twin Turbo Flatplane V8 which produces 588 HP which is sent to all four wheels through a sophisticated longitudinal AWD system. In addition, AL Autos has ditched the 9 Speed Automatic and fitted a 7 speed double clutch sequential gearbox, included a re-worked electric LSD, reworked the Double Wishbone (F) and Multilink ® suspension system. This allows the Luxus to go from 0-62 MPH in 4.4 seconds, achieve a top speed of 178.2 MPH (286.8 KPH), and set a generous lap time of 1:23.4 on the Top Gear Test Track.

The Luxury

While you are blasting down at highway speeds, AL Autos has done everything to keep you comfortable: Premium Nappa Leather Seats, 12 Speaker Bowers and Wilkins Sound System, Polished Wooden Trim to match the theme of the interior, massaging front and rear seats, rear entertainment screens, front and rear climate control, and AL Autos’ ALConnect Infotainment System: USB Capability, HD Radio, Hands Free Satellite Navigation w/ Real Time Traffic and AL’s WorldConnect which allows the user to see what attractions are nearby, make reservations, check sports teams scores, weather forecast, and so much more!

Pricing

Top Range Model (Shown): $124,494
Base Model: $95,157
Secondary Base Model (V8 N/A): $85,175
Third Base Model (V6 Hybrid): $76,138


The AL Autos Flusso (Trim Shown: 542 XLE)

The Body

The AL Autos Flusso was another luxury LWB sedan that made its debut at the 2017 Automation Geneva Motor Show in which it’s styling was a bit out of place. For the newest model, we decided to tone down the fixtures a bit from the previous model to go for a simpler yet modern look.

The Performance

The AL Autos Flusso features a downsized but still powerful 3.5 L Twin Turbo V6 that produces 542 HP that is sent to all four wheels through a sophisticated longitudinal AWD system. This is also accompanied by a brand new 7 speed double clutch sequential transmission, Double Wishbone (F) Multilink ® suspension system, and electric LSD. These components allow the Flusso to go from 0-62 MPH in 4.9 seconds, achieve a top speed of 186.3 MPH (299.8 KPH), and clock a 1:23.5 on the Top Gear Test Track.

The Luxury

AL Autos has done everything to keep you comfortable: Premium Nappa Leather Seats, 12 Speaker Premium Bose Sound System, Polished Wooden Trim to match the theme of the interior, massaging front and rear seats, rear entertainment screens, front and rear climate control, and AL Autos’ ALConnect Infotainment System: USB Capability, HD Radio, Hands Free Satellite Navigation w/ Real Time Traffic and AL’s WorldConnect which allows the user to see what attractions are nearby, make reservations, check sports teams scores, weather forecast, and so much more!

Pricing

Top Range Model (Shown): $95,741
Base Model: $81,185
Secondary Base Model (V6 Hybrid): $79,186
Third Base Model (V6 N/A): $69,854


Updated 5/18/2017 at 9:30pm USA Pacific Standard Time

The AL Autos Actio (Trim Shown: 800 R)

The Body

The Actio’s body was designed to be as aggressive as possible while also providing an army of aerodynamic features. There are special vents in the front grille which are closed when going at city speeds (<50 MPH/72 KPH), but when you put your foot down and go highway to track speeds, the vents open up to not only provide more air to the engine, but to also provide an extra bit of downforce. The front lip is also an active front lip. When going above 80 MPH / 128.7 KPH, the lip angles down ever so slightly in order to provide just a tad bit more downforce. Then there is the specialized active wing for this car which reads the speed of the air passing over it and adjusts to suit the speed.

The Performance

The Actio has the heart to get your heart racing: A 4.7 L Twin Turbo Flatplane V8 engine pushing out 800 HP to the fat 315 R AL sports compound tires. In addition to this, AL Autos has integrated a Semi-Active Pushrod F and R suspension system, a specialized electric LSD, 285 F AL sports compound tires, a 7 speed double clutch sequential gearbox (Also available with a 6 speed manual) and a gorgeous titanium exhaust system so you can hear all the wonderful noises coming from this magestic beast. This recipe for awesomeness allows the Actio to achieve 0-62 MPH in 2.6 seconds, achieve a top speed of 213.2 MPH (343.1 KPH), and clock a 1:11.4 on the Top Gear Test Track. Even with all of this performance demon trickery, the Actio still manages to achieve an average of 21.6 MPG (Full Power Mode) allowing you to have fun for a longer time.

The Technology

The Actio has AL Autos’ ALDrivingProfile. This allows the driver to choose or customize how they want the car to perform: stability control sensitivity, aero sensitivity, suspension sensitivity, steering sensitivity, throttle/brake sensitivity, etc. There are 3 modes already pre-loaded into the system: normal, sport, and track. If none of these suit the driver’s needs, the driver can customize their own profiles and save it as a custom preset.

Pricing

Top Range Model (Shown): $129,548
Base Model: $110,885


AL Autos would like to thank you for joining us at this presentation! Look forward to the reveal of the rest of our wonderful machines as AIMS continues!

AL Autos would also like to invite AIMS attendees and any car magazine representatives to test drive any of our wonderful machines currently here at AIMS! We have cars standing by! Find any representative on the floor or head over to the main desk located in the center of our booth!


#109

#Daily Round Up 6
Antiyita may be drawing to a close, but there’s still plenty going on. More test drives are on the way, and the all important polls will be setup very soon too. Stay tuned!

AL Autos gave us yet another announcement today, showing off some reworked cars that they revealed earlier this year. The Luxus and Flusso have been greatly imprived style wise, particularly the latter which really is quite something. The large amount of chrome may put some off, but this is a luxury car after all, and the smooth design lines are sure to impress. Better still, the top of the range Flusso 542 XLE has 542 hp stuffed under the bonnet, does 0-60 in under 5 seconds and comes in at $95741, meaning that while it isn’t the fastest of the super limousines on offer, it’s certainly an option worth considering if you don’t want to spend so much.

AL then revealed a new supercar, the Actio. The name might be a little underwhelming but the specs certainly aren’t; powerful V8 in the middle, push rod suspension all round, 800 hp to boot and carbon fibre-aluminium construction. That certainly covers all the bases well, and the performance is very, very good too. 0-60 in 2.6 seconds, top speed of 213 mph, TGTT time of 1:11.4 - some might even call this a budget hypercar. We’re not sure it’s quite worth of that accolade, but at $129k, you can’t deny its cheapness as a super car. Certainly the most competent performance car we’ve seen from the company so far.

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Meanwhile, I’ve been down to the Anikatian coast to test a car that was made for sunny days by the seaside; the Zavir Luna Spider.

That does it for today. We’ll be starting the polls very soon, so stay tuned for those. Bye for now!

-Gavin Anderson


#110

Heh, so it seems that I’m going in the right direction, but I could stuff more “premium” in that supposed-to-be-premium compact - which I think I’ll do when I’ll be rebuilding Luna for the Unreal. Especially that safety… I might be too much concerned about lightness of the car :stuck_out_tongue: Thanks for the great review :slight_smile:


#111

Oooh, This was a cool thread to read through. Some really nice and original cars. :smiley:


#112

2018 Cornaldie Automotive Sapphiro

Luxury. Beauty. Soul.

Experience the very essence that defines Cornaldie Automotive when you drive the Sapphiro LS trim. It sweeps over you on every mesmerizing drive with power and sophistication, with a timeless and elegant look. Craftsmanship at it’s finest with state of the art engineering produces a hand stitched, quality machine that pushes all the boundaries of luxury and performance. Cruise in comfort with the wind in your hair, with effortless momentum from a smooth, soulful V12 BiTurbo.
MSRP: Starting at $111,000

Sapphiro LS


Power. Performance. Comfort.

Make a bold statement with the Sapphiro GTP. Your trackdays will never be the same. Be fast, cunning, competent, but also…comfortable. Our state of the art Active sport suspension makes every drive comfortable, yet ridiculously quick. Complete the Automation Test Track in 2 minutes and 5 seconds without breaking a sweat, or overheating your brakes; all while maintaining a natural driving feel and enjoying the sounds of powerful V12.
MSRP: Starting at $128,000

Sapphiro GTP


#113

2017 Zenshi Pike (XPW53B, 3rd Generation Facelift)

The 2017 Zenshi Pike makes it’s way to the 2017 AIMS as a major facelift to the original PW53, which debuted in 2015.

By giving the Pike the Shinka Design treatment, The Pike looks like a whole new machine. Not only is it refreshed outside, it is also refreshed inside in many aspects as well.

One major addition to the 2017 Pike is the addition of a standard power split tailgate with configurable opening heights for the top part of the hatch. Another addition to the car is an active suspension system which allows for the Pike to adjust it’s ground clearance when going through multiple terrains.

The aggressive, brutish looks the Pike has isn’t just for show either. Using the SA48-GDA engine found in the GT as well, the 4.8L V8 sports 444 HP and 371 lb-ft and can propel the large 2400+ kg vehicle to 100 KM/H in 5.7 seconds. Like before, all Pikes come standard with a 6-Speed AvanTec transmission.

Standard equipment on the Pike include leather upholstery, power front driver and passenger seats with memory function, tri-zone climate control, D-ACT driving analysis system, backup camera, active suspension system, 8 inch touchscreen system, and power rear split tailgate.

The top of the line 4.8 GT SM-AWS comes standard with a Nakamichi audio system, 9 inch infotainment system, dual power sunroof, power folding mirrors, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power second row seating, rear passenger entertainment system, auto windshield wipers, 360 view camera, and power retractable sidesteps.

More to come on the Pike, as specs for the 4.8 GT SM-AWS is available here in Antiyita.

SPECS:

Chassis Code: SAPW53B
Weight: 2431 kg

Engines: SA48-GDA 4.8L 32V Naturally Aspirated V8
Power: 444 HP @ 6500 RPM
Torque: 371 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM

Transmission: 6-Speed AvanTec
0-100 km/h: 5.7s
80-120 km/h: 3.8s
Top Speed: 240 km/h without limiter

Fuel Economy: (Ci/Co/HW)
4.8 GT SM-AWS: 13/14/17 MPG

Japanese MSRP:
¥7,399,130 (~$65,500)

Journalists who sign up on the Zenshi booth (PM me) will be able to check out the Zenshi Pike 4.8 GT SM-AWS '17 and take it for a spin.