Yo I like the livery lettering. Am I missing a mod? Which one is that?
Yeah, because 2019. You’re not allowed to do anything that anyone could find offensive anymore. Haven’t you read your workplace harassment policy?
Platonic in the sense that you will love the car, befriend the monster that lives in it and tame the beast
Could also be just used as, dont fuck the exhausts
It’s a mod, I can’t link it right now, but I can get it to you later.
“So what made you want to come here?”
“Uh…I think the main point of the automotive sports…is to, drive a car and really feel it. Many people chose to, put their 300hp engine into the car and hope for the best…it’s-it’s not really what we doing.”
“Okay, I suppose you’re making cars that aren’t so powerful as them for a reason?”
“Well, yeah. Firstly it’s cheap, meaning everyone uh, can get those cars without having to break a bank. Secondly I think many of us seem to have the forgotten what made the driving experience memorable to begin with…which is to just drive and have fun. We’re trying to maintain these values in our cars, so don’t expect a lot of advanced features in there; this is all about back-to-basics.”
“The Kou-Pei you see here is exactly what I meant. It’s uh a bit more expensive than our usual model line, but we tried our best to cut down cost and weight as much as you can to maintain…the uh, authenticity of driving pleasure. If you want more power, we have that too, The Velocity is more or less the same car with a better chassis, the more powerful engine and quality in general. Now this is our top-of-the-line model, and even then it’s still cheap enough to be around the same price as say, a Miata.”
“Well, everyone here is packing a lot of horses for this one. You see them using turbos, traction controls, all that. You’re sure you’re up for this?”
“We don’t come here to win; we are here to take part in an event and enjoy what the car community has to offer, and that’s what matters the most to me, oh and of course, how else would you get the public to know your cars?!” - Rolk Kennetha
The World Premier of the 2020 5th Generation Tanaka X-Series
From left to right: 1st gen Tanaka 300X Turbo (1989), 2nd gen Tanaka 300X Turbo Spec A (1998), 3rd gen Tanaka 300X GT (2006), 4th gen Tanaka 450X S (2010), 5th generation Tanaka 450X S (2020)
Since its debut in 1985, the X-Series has always been Tanaka’s flagship GT car. In 1995, the 2nd generation was born and it was very popular. The 3rd generation, which was introduced in 2005, was a technological marvel. The current 4th generation X-Series has been in production since 2010. It was clear that a replacement was essentially needed to keep the evolution going.
Tanaka 450X S shown
Introducing the all-new 5th generation X-Series, another revolutionary chapter in Tanaka’s history. This new GT car still retained its sporty and full of character soul, only that it is more elegant and luxurious than ever before. Clearly by seeing it, the car is more taller and longer than the outgoing generation. People used to complain about the 4th generation’s cramped interior, the new generation solves it. The pure driving experience is kept from the previous generation, thanks to the NA 4.5 litre V8 in the 450X which revs up to 9300RPM. You still have a chance to buy an NA car from us. AWD is optional if you can’t handle the power. We also still kept the variable hydraulic power steering instead of our usual variable electric power steering. No steer-by-wire for our sports cars. We want car enthusiasts to enjoy our sports cars.
Tanaka 450X shown
But first, let’s take a look at the X-Series in its purest form, the 450X. The body was beautifully sculpted and designed by Lavelle Studios (special and warmest thanks to @titleguy1 ), with Tanaka designers tweaking with details all over the car. The front gives an elegant yet aggressive stance. The sides have vents which lets hot air go out of the engine and also adds to the side profile. The side windows are visually connected to the rear window with a gloss black trim which goes through the B-pillar, again adding to the side profile. The rear is meaty and aggressive, continuing the theme from the front. Part of the taillights goes down to create a contemporary look. It also have some uses which includes having space for a side indicator and make the rear vents become part of the taillight. The rear foglights and reflectors are also integrated cohesively into the rear diffuser. The ducktail spoiler is actually a part of the body and the truck seamlessly. The result is one of the most beautiful and attractive looking modern Tanaka vehicle ever.
Open the door and sit inside the new X-Series, you wouldn’t want to get out of the car again. The interior is also sleek and attractive. A classic clock by Richard Mille is put in the middle. High quality material was used in the interior. Starting with the seats, which are made with luxurious leather (surrounding the inserts) and wool (for the inserts). One line of wood trimming goes surrounds the interior of the X-Series, making it look cohesive. Tanaka’s luxury infotainment system is shared with the Aventus, which is Tanaka’s flagship full-size luxury sedan, which is innovative and ergonomic too. The screen is as big as an Ipad Pro (in its biggest available size). The gear lever is rectangular-shaped wrapped with leather with crystal inserts. The steering wheel is wrapped around high quality leather (or optional alcantara) with some parts being wood as a trim. No blank switches to be seen, no visible plastic to be seen, only the highest attention of detail was put in the X-Series to ensure a luxurious, prestigious, elegant and amazing experience.
The chassis of the Tanaka 450X
The drivetrain of the Tanaka 450X
Of course like all generation, the 5th generation is front-engined. The chassis is made of glued aluminium, with double-wishbone front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. Depending on the trim you chose, you have the option of either a 444HP and 333lb-ft of torque 4.5 litre NA V8 (engine code: Z45DI-A2, only available in the 450X and 450X AWD and it revs up to 9300RPM) or a turbocharged version of the same engine (engine code: Z45DI-A2 Earthboost, only available in the 450X S and 450X S AWD), which produces 590HP and 559lb-ft of torque. AWD is optional on all current versions. To insure your utmost safety, all the safety systems available today are in the X-Series. Autopilot is also included.
|Trim||450X||450X AWD||450X S||450X S AWD|
|Suspension Type (F/R)||Double wishbone/Multi-link||-||-||-|
|Tire type||Dunlap Sport Compounds||-||-||-|
|Tyre Size (F/R)||220/240 mm||-||220/245 mm||230/245 mm|
|Engine||Z45DI-A2 (DOHC 4.5 litre 32 Valve Direct-Injected naturally-aspirated V8)||-||Z45DI-A2 EarthBoost (DOHC 4.5 litre 32 Valve Direct-Injected turbocharged V8)||-|
|Fuel recommendation||95RON Unleaded Premium||-||-||-|
|Top Speed (mph)||204||196||210||202|
|Acceleration (0-60mph)||4.3 seconds||4.2 seconds||4.0 seconds||3.2 seconds|
|Lateral G (around a 20m radius circle)||1.08||1.07||1.12||1.12|
|Curb Weight (kg)||1837||1914||1907||1999|
|Fuel Economy (US MPG)||24.3||23.7||22.2||21.5|
|Brakes||Vented, 2 piston front & 1 piston rear||-||-||-|
|Seating||2 front 2 rear||-||-||-|
|Interior||Luxurious leather with wood trimming||-||-||-|
|Infotainment System||Tanaka Luxury Infotainment System||-||Tanaka Luxury HUD||-|
|Suspension (springs/dampers/sway bars)||Active Comfort/Semi-active/Passive||-||Active Sport/Semi-active/Passive||-|
|Active Aero||None||-||3-stage Active Aero||-|
|All-Wheel Drive||None||Yes (F/R torque split : 40/60)||None||Yes (F/R torque split : 40/60)|
|Base Price (without mark-ups, taxes and shipping costs)||$118000||$127000||$120000||$132000|
(Note: The hyphen (-) means that it is the same to the left)
All test drive request are welcome! Just make sure to PM me (@Aaron.W). Stay tuned for tomorrow as we use our historic sports car to set a lap time on the Goodwood hillclimb.
Special thanks once again to @titleguy1 for taking the time to design my car!
Lavelle Studios - Avant Garde Designs
Tanaka Heavy Industries (田中重工業) | Tanaka Motors | (1985-1995 4th Generation Tanaka Aventus)
Tanaka Heavy Industries (田中重工業) | Tanaka Motors | (1985-1995 4th Generation Tanaka Aventus)
The 2019 Rigore pavilion at the Goodwood Festival of Speed has many interesting attractions to experience. With driving simulators where you can test out the all-new 2020 Rigore Caelum MT-R and an owner’s paddock that serves refreshments and snacks, the Rigore pavilion gives a rich, encompassing Rigore experience to all that enter. A VR experience is also available - when you approach the cars at the pavilion, an AR system shows you the car that you’re looking at and the important statistics along with a visual breakdown of the powertrain and interior.
Of course, the pavilion also has a melange of iconic Rigore cars - from the original 1965 Angeles to the 2019 Apophis, there’s an entire lineup of Rigore vehicles to enjoy.
Mondo Automobiles at Goodwood. Day 1.
Every cloud has a silver lining. Every coin has two sides. For every beauty, there is a beast.
The other is the pinnacle of civilization. This is a force of nature.
The Mondo E10 Naga.
Fire Breathing Excellence.
Built on the base of Mondo’s flagship, the 6th generation Mondo E10 released in Geneva this year, the Mondo E10 Naga puts performance in the forefront, without compromising the excellent luxury of the E10. Feel the brutal thrill of a supercar without leaving the comforts of home. This is the ultimate highway cruiser for those who wish to be men and drive themselves.
The Mondo E10 Naga is the ultimate expression of flagship performance. The elegant cruiser engine fitted in other E10 trims has been swapped in favour of a mighty 7.5L V10, outputting 812hp and 982Nm of torque. As a result, The E10 Naga could reach 100km/h in a mere 3 seconds, topping out at an impressive 359km/h.
Such power is of course offset by excellent handling, ensuring control at every situation. The advanced tire and suspension setup provide grip matching that of small agile sports cars, while SerbaDrive AWD exploits said grip to distribute every drop of power through all 4 wheels. The E10 Naga’s handling characteristics are further enhanced by an advanced downforce package, planting the vehicle to the ground at high speeds.
Despite the brutal performance, the E10 Naga spares equally little in creature comforts. The interior is equipped with plush leather seats, with various electronic functions and a bucketed form to maximize comfort and safety. Carbon fiber or brushed aluminum may be fitted as interior trim, providing an air of sportiness. SerbaConn AI is available as with all Mondo E10s, accessible through the curved full-dashboard touchscreen display.
The exterior of the Mondo E10 Naga is no exception from the Mondo staple of expert craftsmanship and design. Each face has been altered in ways that convey the power within, as well as considering functionality.
Larger vents are installed on the front and sides of the E10 Naga, allowing more optimized breathing of the engine and brakes. They also function aesthetically to increase the sense of brutality and sportiness of the E10 Naga. The rear is now equipped with several functional aerodynamic elements, such as the rear diffuser and wing. To finalize the look of the hulking performer, trim pieces on the E10 Naga are in carbon fiber and piano black.
|Mondo E10||Naga trim|
|Chassis/Body||Aluminum semi space frame/Aluminum panels|
|Drivetrain||Front Longitudinal AWD|
|Gearbox||6 speed Dual Clutch|
|Suspension Type||Double Wishbone (Front) / Multilink (Rear), ActiveHydro intelligent hydropneumatic spring system|
|Brakes||385mm Carbon Ceramic (Front), 345mm Carbon Ceramic (Rear)|
|Curb Weight (kg)||2429 kg|
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
|Configuration||40 valve TT DOHC V10|
|Fuel System||Direct Injection|
|Bore/Stroke (mm)||104.0mm / 88.2mm|
|Power (hp)||812hp @7700 rpm|
|Torque (nm)||982Nm @2600 rpm|
|Redline (rpm)||8500 rpm|
|0-100 (sec)||3.00 sec|
|Top speed (km/h)||359 km/h|
|Braking 100-0 (m)||33.5 m|
|Drag Coefficient (cd)||0.342|
|Cornering Grip (g)||1.14g|
|Fuel Economy (comb. in L/100km)||9.63 L/100km|
Test drives are available on the dealer floor by booking a private test session from @ezdmn. Thank you.
广州红湖 (Honghu) - 8^8
The Honghu 8^8 grand tourer has been redesigned for the 2020 year, now with a hybrid motor to accompany its twin-turbo V12. Keeping the brand's spirit of elegance alive, the new 8^8 provides both superior comfort and driver excellence to the user.
The 2020 refresh of the 8^8 gives the super grand tourer sharper edges, with its sleeker, more low-profile front fascia and low-slung rear design. The grille is now illuminated, reflecting the hybrid powertrain it now possesses.
Thanks to Honghu’s new experimental hybrid drivetrain, the 8^8 now makes an estimated 1200 hp (ICE and electric motor combined) and pulls itself to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds. The fixed wing has now been replaced with an active assembly, which helps pull the Honghu through corners at 1.23g yet helps it achieve top speeds higher than any Honghu made.
Safety was a major concern in the previous generation model. Fortunately, the 8^8 now uses the same Honghu safety architecture seen in current Jinhes, including the AR assistant, active collision avoidance system, and the rest.
The new 8^8 will be running on the Goodwood hill climb. Make sure to catch it there!
It ran a 0:49.34. Cool.
Neko @ Goodwood FoS
For us FoS is not just a display of Speed, but also a way to show the world innovation in motion
Join us for the reveals and more at the Neko booth tomorrow.
As always, your photoshops are so cool!
Striking Looks, aggressive stance, sports car proportions. The Shromet Parvus Coupe does it all. The Parvus Coupe receives substantial upgrades over the standard Parvus. On the exterior, Beyond the new Coupe roof line which assists in aerodynamics, there are pillar-less doors for an extra sleek feel, and ultra aggressive front fascia.
With mechanical upgrades, the 2.0L Turbo 4 cyllinder has received substantial performance tuning, now with outputs of 277 horsepower and 305 horsepower depending on trim. The suspension is 20% stiffer all around for improved dynamic driving, with different driving modes and adjustable suspension now standard across the Coupe range. A viscous limited slip differential comes as standard, with a real time torque vectoring differential optional. The 8 Speed automatic is upgraded with 15% quicker shifts in sport mode.
The Shromet Parvus Coupe starts from $36,500 and goes on sale in late August.
Goodwood Hillclimb times
- 1988 MM12 (729hp) - 51.07s
- 1969 Andron (443hp) - 56.96s
Don’t forget to check out the Kimura sculpture, celebrating 70 years of rich history.
For 2019, Kimura commissioned artist Juliana Di Nicola to create a sculpture to capture the essence of Kimura’s past, present, and future. The 2018 Kimura K-F18 Formula 1 car lies on the left, whilst a 2019 Kimura Helruna KR-R sits upon the right. Both were bred by many, many years of motorsport history, including rallying, touring car racing, Super GT, and Formula 1. The two strong lines are connected by a simple curve that emulates the overall silhouette, representing Mount Asahi - the highest mountain in Hokkaido, the birthplace of Hokkaido Motor Company. The shape’s silhouette also resembles an H, an allusion to the company’s original name before being changed to Kimura in 1963.
Enjoy the show, and watch for Kimura’s cars to be out on the hill climb soon!
In this years Goodwood Festival of Speed, Anueis managed to join the event and is seen that they brought more than one models, including a van…
First off, the carbon fibre shelled saloons are shown there.
Reportedly, a bright orange painted Anueis FS with a big spoiler appeared in the event alongside with its three other trims; the FS60, FS66, and FS72 Dieu which is the ultra-luxury version of the car. Unlike Rolls Royce showing off their Sweptail three years ago, Anueis decided to drive the Dieu hard on the hillclimb and then followed by the its lesser sisters, the FS60 and FS66. The FS60 is powered by a 650hp V12 Twin Turbo engine, while the FS66 is running at 722hp. The engine of the 66 trim is basically an upsized FS60 engine with forged pistons and a remapped ECU. Anueis also displayed the four of them which allows the public to see what’s inside the car. These Anueis FS is also seen with a revised interior, ditching the very wide and curved OLED screen since it will be unreliable, pricey, and not so easy to use while driving and they replaced it with a smaller screen making the middle screen more like the ones in the Audi A8 instead like Tesla cars had.
The showcased cars are equipped with 28-way heated-ventilated seats with Balinese Massage function, the optional marble slab trim shown on the FS66, the red oak trim combined with the cognac interior on the FS60, and the Dieu equipped with the optional CNC carved teak wood trim which replicates Indonesian carved wood, and the hydropneumatic suspension. It is said that the FS60 will be the base model soon since the MS got the place of the lesser trims of the FS. The FS72 Vivace is somehow nearly the same like the comfort oriented trims but somehow, it holds better at high speeds. The cars interior had carbon fibre trim with wood pattern, just like the one used on McLaren Speedtail. The CEO said, the new FS are quick and comfortable in the same time and they are in par to the supercars with the same price somehow. Anueis wanted to show everyone that you don’t need a stiff, non practical, and two seater just to be super quick. The Anueis CEO also stated that since there’ll be more models which will give more income to them
And the next car, a van… somehow.
Anueis showcased a van with a handmade interior which posseses a retuned C2B-2D35A engine which produces 470hp to all four wheels. It was driven fast, and somehow it doesn’t have a bad handling at all! It drives like a car without that kind of wobbly body roll that typical van does have. Anueis made a van which is comfortable like the FS but is also easy to drive and the driver doesn’t need to worry the van will flip since it has a low centre of gravity, the opposite of the vans we usually find on the road. Other than being easy to drive recklessly, the Anueis FV van setted a time which is faster than many supercars!
There’s also an SUV!
Many of the engines of the lesser trims of the FS are then retune-d and donor-ed to the other models. For example, the Anueis FV van and their new SUV, the MZ. The car which was codenamed ‘Moza’ is Anueis’ other automobile which is the opposite of its class. This bulky SUV drives like a car and is not as wobbly as other large SUVs! The car is powered by the 5.0 litre V8 called the C82 which produces 520hp!
The MZ is now still on development, and the MZ they brought to the show is the MZ50. Even though so, they are also building a compact version of it too with a coupe version!
Unlike other manufacturers which shown their sport compact executive sedans, Anueis shown a normal looking Anueis CS in a festival of speed. It looked like it only had different wheels but we were wrong. The 510hp Boxer 6 3.5 litre engine pushes the CS from 0 to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds and handles like how its competitors should be. The Anueis CEO said the CS is not like its competitors which are given aggressive bodykits, stiff suspension, and high price tags. The CS35 is the antonym of them since the CS35 have a luxury interior with luxury infotainment package, and priced as pricey as its competitors. Even though its much heavier if compared to its competitors, The Anueis CS35 can do 1.15g’s on the skidpad.
The Anueis CSes less pricey alternative is the Otnas C-model. And they also appeared in the event… With a generic styling. This Otnas C-model is somehow not trying to be looking fierce or sporty but as a commuter. No one bats an eye until it starts to sing its engine to 9000rpm. The base model commuter which is powered by a 1.8 litre 4 cylinder engine which produces 230hp, is running down from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. The Otnas C could pull 1.05 g’s with it’s standard 235 medium compound tires compound tires which is decent for a commuter sedan.
The last car on the show is the Anueis ‘Leona’ concept which is based on Anueis MS which might give a hint how would the lineup look in the future. The ‘Leona’ also gets some mechanical refreshments and suspension tuning tweaks. The ‘Leona’ is shown with an interior identical to the FS Dieu shown in the event. Anueis also stated that their new cars will have an optional TAG Heuer chronograph dash clock, except the FS where it came as standard. The FS will have various selection of dash clocks which allow buyers to customize their cars, making their FS unique to other FS.
Anueis’ Goodwood Hillclimb timetable coming soon!
Anueis FS72 Vivace
Anueis FS66 Lusso
Anueis FS72 Dieu
Anueis FS60 Lusso
Anueis FV35 Lusso
Otnas C18 Saloon
Mondo Automobiles at Goodwood. Day 2.
High speed records. Track time smashers. Race cars pulling in excess of 5Gs. They all have one thing in common; they are as much fun as they are difficult things to attain.
We believe that sometimes, driving fun should not be difficult. One should be able to enjoy their vehicle and explore its full potential at their own discretion and limitations. We believe we have created just that; the funnest vehicle that doesn’t want to kill you.
The All New Mondo E2.
It’s Not Hard to Have Fun.
The most fun you could have is had in times when you are in command of the situation. When things go out of control beyond your wishes, it becomes a situation you will not find to be favorable. Thus, our engineering was guided by the goal of maximizing controllability and agility.
This objective is engrained into the Mondo E2 by utilizing a mid engine layout. Such a layout generates more rear end grip to increase acceleration, as well as lightening the front end for a more responsive turn in.
In the pursuit of great vehicular control, tyres and suspension cannot be ignored. Thus we have tuned the car for maximum grip, equipping it with high-grip low-profile tyres and adaptive sports suspension. As a result, the vehicle maintains a constant 1.3Gs of cornering grip.
Another point of focus on the Mondo E2 is the drivetrain. Mid engined rear wheel drive layouts may be extremely rewarding, but mishandling such a beast can be at best unwieldy, and at worst fatal. Therefore, we have tempered and refined the handling of the Mondo E2 by sending up to 20% of the power to the front wheels, balancing the car in unwanted situations.
The Mondo E2 is powered by a 2-litre twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine, generating 313 horsepower and 283 Nm of torque. While this is not the stupendous amounts of power bestowed upon the gods of speed, it is more than adequate for the Mondo E2, accelerating it from 0-100km/h in just 3.0 seconds. More importantly, this is a level of power not restricted to the gods; all men can enjoy it to its full potential.
One of the ways how the Mondo E2 manages such acceleration despite its power is through weight reduction. The vehicle is primarily made out of lightweight carbon fibre, greatly reducing body weight all the while also improving upon strength and stiffness. The interior is also focused on sportiness and weight savings, with the dashboard and bucket seats molded in high quality CFRP. Touch surfaces are lined with alcantara to increase grip and comfort. In total, the Mondo E2 weighs a mere 926kg.
Form Follows Function.
The Mondo E2 has been styled with a simple language in mind, reflecting its stature as a simple and straightforward sports car. The body is shaped in sleek curves, moulded by aerodynamics to achieve a drag coefficient of just 0.274, despite positive downforce generated by the rear wing and diffuser assembly. This also means the vehicle can achieve a surprisingly high fuel economy value of 6L/100km.
Lights and vents are styled in contrast to the softly formed body with sweeping curves and acute angles, and trim detailing is done in carbon fibre. This provides a slight air of aggression to the design.
|Mondo E2||X trim|
|Chassis/Body||Carbon Fibre Monocoque/Carbon Fibre panels|
|Drivetrain||Mid Longitudinal AWD|
|Gearbox||6 speed Dual Clutch|
|Suspension Type||Double Wishbone (Front) / Double Wishbone (Rear), SerbaDrive Adapt suspension system|
|Brakes||295mm Carbon Ceramic (Front and Rear)|
|Curb Weight (kg)||926 kg|
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
|Configuration||24 valve TT DOHC B6|
|Fuel System||Direct Injection|
|Bore/Stroke (mm)||77.0mm / 71.6mm|
|Power (hp)||313hp @9000 rpm|
|Torque (nm)||283Nm @5600 rpm|
|Redline (rpm)||9700 rpm|
|0-100 (sec)||3.00 sec|
|Top speed (km/h)||274 km/h|
|Braking 100-0 (m)||29.8 m|
|Drag Coefficient (cd)||0.274|
|Cornering Grip (g)||1.29g|
|Fuel Economy (comb. in L/100km)||6.01 L/100km|