Sunday, July 31, 2011

2011 Rolls-Royce 102EX Concept

All electric concept by Rolls Royce. the 102EX, which is also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric, started life as a run-of-the-mill Rolls-Royce Phantom from which the 6.75-liter engine and six-speed automatic gearbox were removed and replaced with a pair of electric motors putting out 145 kilowatts each. That thrust is sufficient to send the 6,000-pound EV to 60 miles per hour in "under eight seconds." Rolls-Royce believes its 338-volt, 71-kWh unit is the largest battery ever fitted to a road car. Also of note is the inductive charging technology that eschews an actual plug in favor of a charging mat on the ground and an inductive mat on the underside of the vehicle that wirelessly recharges the battery. A plug also exists where the fuel filler normally resides. The concept won't, however, be made into a production vehicle. (

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1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta

First model made by Enzo Ferrari after setting up shop under his own name, only 25 examples made.

Chassis # 0024M, sold in an auction on Jan 20, 2010 for US$1.87M.

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2001 Aston Martin DB4 GT "Sanction III" Zagato Barchetta

In 1960s, only 19 original Aston Martin DB4 Zagatos were built. They were instant classics. In 1991, Aston Martin and Zagato built four "Sanction II" DB4 Zagatos recreations using four left over DB4 chassises from the 60s. They were built to exact specification to the original DB4s and were sold over $1,000,000 each.

In 2000, two more DB4 Zagato recreations were created by a different company based on two left over DB4 body shells from Zagato. These two "replicas" were called "Sanction III" DB4 Zagatos. They were not official products from Aston Martin or Zagato, but offered an almost exacting glimpse on a car that might have been created if production ever increased beyond the original 19 cars. ( &

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