THE KOENIGSEGG AGERA R

 

Technical Specifications AGERA R

Performance

Power output: 1115 hp at 6900 rpm – redline @ 7250 rpm
Torque: over 1000 Nm from 2700 to 6170 rpm
Max torque: 1200 Nm at 4100 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2.9 seconds
0-200 km/h 7,5 sec, 0-200-0 km/h 12.7 sec
Braking distance: 30.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.6 g
Fuel consumption: Highway travel: 12,5 l/100km, Combined: 14,7/100km
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.19 kg/hp (dry weight)
Weight distribution: 45% front, 55% rear
Emission levels: Euro V and lev 2

Aerodynamics

Cd. 0,33 to 0,37 with adaptable rear wings.
Frontal Area: 1.873 m2
Total Downforce at 250 km/h: 300 kg
Flat underside of chassis. Venturi tunnels at rear of chassis/body.

Dimensions

Total length: 4293 mm (169″)
Total width: 1996 mm (78.6″)
Total height: 1120 mm (44.1″)
Ground clearance: Rear: 100 mm (3.94″) Front: 100 mm (3.94″)
Wheelbase: 2662 mm.
Front track: 1700 mm. Rear track: 1650 mm.
Front overhang: 885mm Rear overhang: 752mm
Fuel capacity: 80 litres
Luggage compartment: 120 litres (31.7 US gallons)
Dry weight: 1330 kg
Curb weight 1435 kg (all fluids plus 50% fuel)
Maximum laden weight: 1650 kg (full tank, two passengers, full luggage)

Chassis

Carbon fibre with aluminium honeycomb and integrated fuel tanks for optimal weight distribution and safety.
Monocoque torsional rigidity: 65,000 Nm/degree.
Weight including tanks: 70 kg.
Front and rear suspension: Double wishbones, two-way adjustable VPS gas-hydraulic shock absorbers, pushrod operated.
Triplex damper in the rear.
Electronically adjustable ride height. Front: Cro-Mo subframe, with integrated crash members.
Rear: Semi-stressed engine and gearbox with support struts, for needle bearings and o-ringed wishbone bushings optimal rigidity and no engine inertia movements.
Fully machined aircraft aluminium uprights, with SKF LeMans specification 150mm angle contact ball bearings.
GKN hollow/gun-drilled driveshafts.
Koenigsegg Z-style progressive and lightweight anti-roll bars front and rear.

Engine

Koenigsegg aluminum 5,0L V8, 4 valves per cylinder, double overheadcamshafts
Compression: 9.0:1
Bore: 91.7 mm Stroke: 95.25 mm
Sequential, multipoint fuel injection.
Twin turbo superchargers
1.4 bar boost pressure.
Dry sump lubrication.
Carbon fibre intake manifold with optimised intake tracts.
Tig-welded ceramic coated inconel exhaust system manifold with merge collector.
Weight: 197 kg

Transmission

Specially developed 7-speed dual clutch, 1 input shaft transmission with paddle-shift.
Electronic differential

Steering

Rack and pinion power assisted steering. 2.7 turns lock-to-lock.
Turning circle: 11 metres. TRW electro-hydraulic power-assisted.

Brakes

Front brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 397 mm, 40 mm wide.
6-piston calipers. Power-assisted.
Rear brakes: Ventilated ceramic discs Ø 380 mm, 34 mm wide.
4-piston callipers. Power-assisted.

Traction Control

F1-style for optimal performance with 5 different handling modes.

Wheels

Koenigsegg forged Vortex generating aluminium wheels with centre locking
Front: 19″ x 9.5″
Rear: 20″ x 12.5″

Tyres

Dedicated Michelin Supersport
Unidirectional with asymmetric thread pattern
Front: 265/35 – 19″ (Y)
Rear: 345/30 – 20″ (Y)
Speed rating: 420+ km/h

Body

Two-door, two seater with removable hardtop stowable under the front hood lid. Body made from pre-impregnated carbon fibre/kevlar and lightweight sandwich reinforcements. Carbon vents over wheels.

Electrical System

Solid state digital semiconductors – no fuses or relays. Can bus operated and fully programmable functionality.

Equipment

Dual airbags, detachable storable hardtop with glass roof, power windows, adaptive rear wing, adjustable pedals and steering column, Agera stitching, adjustable seats in rake and length, carbon ceramic brakes with Sport ABS, hydraulic lifting system, power steering, power brakes, extra 4 point seatbelts for track use. satnav, Intelligent LifePo4 battery, MP3 player, USB connection, climate control, digital warning and info system, G sensor, alarm, tyre monitoring system, silver key, leather carpets, roof storage bag, car cover.

Extra Equipment

Fitted luggage, special leather and colour requests, full visible carbon body, Inconel exhaust system, Front winglets, rear view camera, heated seats, ski box roof, skis, winter wheel package, 4 point racing harnesses.

3 Year Warranty

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NEW TECHNOLOGY: THE BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK PICTURES + REVIEW

BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK VS. THE IPAD 2

This review has been a lot like trying to hit a moving target thanks to a series of software updates that have been dropping every few days. The PlayBook of today is considerably better than the PlayBook of yesterday, which also was a big step forward from the one we were reviewing two days before that. This is both encouraging and worrying — encouraging that RIM is actively working to improve things, but worrying that things as critical as memory management are still being tweaked at the eleventh hour.

This means we’re not entirely sure what the PlayBook that goes on sale next week will look like. We thought we had “final” software on Sunday — and then we got another update. So, what we see at the moment is a framework with solid fundamentals but a framework that is, right now, unfinished. We have hardware that looks and feels great but isn’t being fully served by the software. And, ultimately, we have a tablet that’s trying really hard to please the enterprise set but, in doing so, seems to be alienating casual users who might just want a really great seven-inch tablet. Oh, and don’t forget that bummer of a power button.

Right now, the BlackBerry PlayBook is a tablet that will come close to satisfying those users who gravitate toward the first word in its name: BlackBerry. Those who were more excited about the “play” part would be well advised to look elsewhere, at least until Android compatibility joins the party. Then, well, anything could happen.

BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK

STARTING AT $499

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I-PHONE BAND- REND COLLECTIVE EXPERIMENT

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NEW MAYBACH LANDAULET

Stuttgart – The tradition-laden Maybach luxury brand is adding a fifth model to its line-up. The new Maybach Landaulet resurrects the legend of the classic luxury landaulets, a feature of which is that only the chauffeur’s area is closed. An extra large folding roof opens up over the pampered rear-seat passengers when required, leaving no obstructions between them and the blue sky above. The Maybach Landaulet thus offers a majestic open-air experience currently unrivaled by any other automobile. Boasting a certain romantic quality and allowing its passengers the opportunity to savour a closeness to nature, this exceptional vehicle also features the ultimate in comfort and technological sophistication and as such sets the new standard for the world’s most exclusive luxury vehicles.

In November 2007, Maybach revived the aura of the grand carriages of days gone by with its Landaulet study. The response from the public to this masterpiece was overwhelming, so much so that Maybach decided to offer the hand-built Landaulet based exclusively on the customer’s own specifications. A limited number of vehicles will be built in the Manufaktur workshops in Sindelfingen over a restricted period. The finest materials are painstakingly handcrafted by select craftsmen to meet the customers’ exacting requirements – just as the discerning Maybach clientele would expect. According to the latest Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI), a survey of 531 U.S. millionaires recently voted Maybach the most prestigious luxury automobile brand.

Exclusive workplace for the chauffeur, exquisite luxury for passengers
The Maybach Landaulet is a masterpiece of automotive engineering and comes with its very own exciting yet distinguished, authentic style. While the chauffeur’s workplace is appointed with high-grade, smooth black leather and trim elements in glossy piano lacquer, the passengers in the rear with its optional contrasting colour scheme enjoy their place in the sun. They travel on opulent reclining seats upholstered in exquisite Grand Nappa leather in an environment of utmost luxury and exquisite style.

Large folding roof for a close-to experience of nature
In technical terms the Maybach Landaulet is based on the Maybach 62 S – which can claim to be the world’s most powerful series-produced chauffeured saloon. Maybach technicians have removed the rear roof module in order to afford passengers an unobstructed view of the sky above. The side walls have been invisibly reinforced with an integral tubular steel structure. As these measures have not altered the silhouette of the luxury saloon, the generously dimensioned doors and the complete interior with reclining seats remain unchanged.

When closed, the black soft-top of the Landaulet rests on the roof frame formed by the longitudinal roof arches and is wind- and weather-proof. When requested by the passengers, the chauffeur operates a switch in the centre console. Fully automatically, the electro-hydraulic system then opens the roof, the top is folded and gently laid onto the parcel shelf in the rear, together with its integral rear windscreen made of safety glass.

The chauffeur is able to enclose the folded roof with a fine leather tonneau cover, which both conceals the roof mechanism from view and completes the overall picture of outstanding elegance. The tonneau cover comes in the same colour as the interior of the rear compartment, thereby ensuring consistent styling and creating a harmonious link with the exterior. A logo reading “Maybach Landaulet” in the colour specified by the customer is embroidered onto the cover, where it is visible to following traffic.

Designed specifically for open-top motoring
Maybach has adapted the luxurious rear compartment to the requirements of opentop motoring. For instance, the rear head restraints are slightly larger than on the saloon and effectively help reduce wind turbulence. Another slim wind deflector is automatically raised at speeds above 70 km/h to further reduce the risk of any uncomfortable draughts. The deflector, which measures around five centimetres, can be activated manually at any time. The switch is conveniently positioned for rear passengers in the centre console.

The intercom in the passenger compartment is fitted with an additional handset in the centre console, allowing passengers to communicate with the driver at any time while the roof is down.

Appointments to satisfy every desire
The new Maybach Landaulet is painted in Baltic Black or Nevada Silver in a sophisticated process that ensures the highest standards of quality. Clients can choose from three leather appointment options, and a choice of two trim element finishes – black piano lacquer combined with either carbon-fibre trim or fine anthracite poplar.

As testimony to its exceptional customer focus, Maybach also meets many customer special requirements at no extra charge. For instance, Landaulet clients can choose the individual appointments for their vehicle from the entire Maybach paint finish, leather and trim element range. An extra charge only applies to highly exclusive requirements such as special paint finishes based on the customer’s own specifications, select leather colours, trim elements in natural stone or the electrotransparent partition.

Visual highlights are provided by 20-inch aluminium wheels, also available as an option painted in the vehicle colour or burnished to a high sheen in a special finishing process.

Engine and suspension
The Maybach Landaulet is powered by an uprated V12 engine, developed for the aybach 57 S and the Maybach 62 S. Thanks to twin turbochargers, the V12 engine develops 450 kW/612 hp from a displacement of 5980 cubic centimetres. Equipped with the AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control) electronically controlled air suspension system and the Adaptive Damping System (ADS II) the Landaulet model achieves an outstanding level of ride comfort whilst at the same time proving that even a prestigious automobile can display excellent agility and handling qualities.

First deliveries in autumn 2008
The Maybach Landaulet will cost EUR 900,000 (or US$ 1.35 million). The first customer vehicles are due to leave Maybach Manufaktur in autumn 2008.

CHAUFFEUR STATUS….

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FUTURE TECHNOLOGY: IPAD 2 REVIEW

It might frustrate the competition to hear this, but it needs to be said: the iPad 2 isn’t just the best tablet on the market, it feels like the only tablet on the market. As much as we’d like to say that something like the Xoom has threatened Apple’s presence in this space, it’s difficult (if not impossible) to do that. Is the iPad 2 a perfect product? Absolutely not. The cameras are severely lacking, the screen — while extremely high quality — is touting last year’s spec, and its operating system still has significant annoyances, like the aggravating pop-up notifications. At a price point of $499, and lots of options after that (like more storage and models that work on both Verizon’s and AT&T’s 3G networks), there’s little to argue about in the way of price, and in terms of usability, apps like GarageBand prove that we haven’t even scratched the surface of what the iPad can do.

For owners of the previous generation, we don’t think Apple’s put a fire under you to upgrade. Unless you absolutely need cameras on your tablet, you’ve still got a solid piece of gear that reaps plenty of the benefits of the latest OS and apps. For those of you who haven’t yet made the leap, feel free to take a deep breath and dive in — the iPad 2 is as good as it gets right now. And it’s really quite good.

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THE 2011 CTS-V COUPE

The CTS-V Coupe debuted at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and will enter production in summer 2010 as a 2011 model.[9] It will have the same 556 hp (415 kW) engine and transmission choices as the CTS-V sedan. The CTS-V Coupe will feature unique centered twin exhausts, a larger grille for air intake, and an optional “saffron” interior trim color. Like the CTS-V sedan, it will come standard with 19-inch aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, and Magnetic Ride Control.

 

 

 

 

THE AUDI R8

AUDI AG unveiled the Audi R8 V10 on 9 December 2008. It uses a 5.2 litre FSI engine,[3] based on the unit in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 (which in turn was based on the 5.2 FSI V10 as used in the Audi C6 S6 and Audi D3 S8), but is re-tuned to produce a power output of 525 metric horsepower (386 kW; 518 bhp), and generate 530 newton metres (391 ft·lbf) of torque.[3][4] Compared to the V8 variant, the R8 V10’s performance numbers are enhanced. Audi states the new 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0 to 62.1 mph) time as only 3.9 seconds,[3] 60 to 124 miles per hour (97 to 200 km/h) in 8.1 seconds, and a top speed of 317 kilometres per hour (197.0 mph).[3] Other changes to the V10 version of the R8 include some aesthetic differences: such as all-LED headlights (a world-first),[3] interior enhancements such as Bang & Olufsen 465 watt sound system,[3] and a more aggressive body styling,[14] larger rear brakes and unique roadwheels.[3] It was initially thought that this version of the R8 was going to have the same engine as the C6 Audi RS6, a 5.0 litre V10 TFSI twin-turbo engine, which produces 580 metric horsepower (427 kW; 572 bhp). However, some components of the twin-turbo system overheated, and one prototype was destroyed by fire at the Nürburgring.[15] This model was shown at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.

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