A4810 Project by IED is a concept car designed by twenty-eight Masters students in Transportation Design at IED. It was their take on the brief that was given to them by the Alpine design team.
The A4810 is a hydrogen-powered, two-seater supercar that fully embraces the next-generation technologies and yet it is still grounded with the traditional characteristics that the Alpine brand built on since it was founded in 1955. It is a concept car that is both environmentally friendly and yet very much technologically advanced.
The A4810 is the embodiment of the future of supercars, today.
As a way to help the new generation of designers and drivers, the student-led project is a perfect way for Alpine to not just expand their horizons, but to also showcase the innovativeness of these very talented and gifted students.
Concept Car for a Sustainable Future
The Alpine A4810 Project by IED is a concept car that has the shape of a berlinette that was given a hydrogen powertrain. Like a typical supercar, at least when it comes to the engine and fuel tanks, the subtraction process is one of the clues as to the innovative nature of the supercar. Inspired by Formula 1 models, it has a lightweight look and aerodynamic features that takes advantage of the full and empty spaces of the car. It has a dimension of 509.1 cm in length, 201 cm width, a height of 105.5 cm, and a wheelbase of 271.7 cm.
The A4810 was the IED students’ answer to the challenge of bringing the brand to the peak of sports car category.
They skillfully preserved the French spirit, successfully steering clear from too much unneeded formal elements. The designers gave more attention to the overlapping layers and sculptural aspects of the car’s silhouette. Colors were also some of the features that the students played with, giving it a two-tone of matte black and carbon fiber highlights, giving the car some bold contrast. Each part of the car is set, designed, and positioned depending on their function: aerodynamic, mechanical, or simply a design feature.
Different digital tools like 3D models, animations, renderings, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) were used to develop the supercar. By adding the hydrogen power supply, it meant that these brilliant students were able to create a real concept that is ready to take on the open roads.
IED-led Project in Collaboration with Alpine
Alpine’s challenge to the students was for them to design a ‘super berlinette” for the year 2035.
The result is a high-performing, two-seater supercar both in terms of performance and environmental impact. Alpine gave the brief last autumn then sent the students off on their own to individually come up with their own version to be presented to the brand.
The company then picked a combination of the two main proposals. Based on the two designs that were collected, the young, talented designers then created the A4810 Project by IED, a quick yet powerful concept car that delivers pure driving pleasure.
While in the design phase, the students wanted to bring together vision, innovation, and the tradition of the Alpine brand. Even the name they gave the concept car symbolizes the brand’s legacy. ‘4810’ is the height in meters of the highest and most iconic peak in the Alps, The Mont Blanc. It sits between Italy and France, like a bridge or connection. Much like the connection between IED and Alpine. As the brand is named after the very same mountains, and each car they offer brings pure driving pleasure, much like the joy one feels when driving along the winding roads of the Alpine.
IED Turin Director Paolo Zini shared, “As in previous years, through their most important project, the Masters students have embraced notions of skills transversality and teamwork in a fertile and
Title: Alpine A4810: IED Design School Students’ Vision (With Photo Gallery)
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/alpine-a4810-ied-design-school-students-vision-with-photo-gallery/
Published Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2022 23:29:49 +0000
Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.
Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.
The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.
This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.
By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000
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The Swan Song of the V12
The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.
Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.
Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.
The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands
Ferrari 812 Superfast
Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.
The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.
The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.
It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.
Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.
Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.
By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000
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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.
Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.
I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000
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