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On April 21-23, the inaugural Salon Privé London will be the host of the global premier of the much-awaited production intent version of the Electric Mustang by Charge Cars. The new, exclusive luxury event will be held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and guests can immediately order the EV right then and there if they so choose.

It is a redefined version of the revered 1967 Fastback model, and using the latest technology, the new Electric Mustang is hand-built and have zero emissions. With the blessing of Ford, it has a new steel body shell. Composite body panels were used to make it more lightweight, and the quad-motor configuration of the car provides 536 bhp, and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

For six years, Charge Cars worked hard to present the production intent version of the Electric Mustang. It was back in 2019 when the London based company showed its first prototype, Salon Privé London will be the first time that the public will have the chance to see the finished car and get more information on the bespoke options that are available for the clients.

Director David Bagley shared, “The Electric Mustang has already captured people’s imagination, but this will be the first chance to see how it can be personalised to each buyer’s preference. We’re delighted that Charge Cars will be using Salon Privé London to allow its clients to get under the Mustang’s skin and understand what makes this limited-edition EV so accomplished.”

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Based in London, Charge Cars have a team that are very adept in the development of luxury and high-performance vehicles. The EV technology used on the cars comes from their partner Arrival’s proprietary software and hardware technologies. This allowed them to have the perfect blend of cutting edge innovation with iconic design.

The classic design and style of the legendary Ford Mustang is preserved through the officially licensed shells. Lightweight composite body panels are used to greatly decrease the overall weight of the vehicle to significantly improve the performance and efficiency, making it a great daily driver.

Using a 64kWh modular battery, the Electric Mustang has a range of 200 miles. It has up to 50kWh rapid charging. Along with the 536bhp, 1,500Nm of torque, the Electric Mustang is able to keep its status as a ‘muscle car’ with the all-wheel drive and torque vectoring provided by the quad-motor setup.

Charge Cars is the first to have a complete Electric Mustang at Salon Privé London. On top of that the company will have its physical interior vehicle display. This will enable the clients to fully explore the different options offered, and they can even take advantage of the immersive VR experience. Using the finest materials on offer, the vehicle interior could be fully redesigned through the ultra-modern environment that is in sync with the iconic design of the vehicle.

The brand-new Electric Mustangs are limited to only 499 units, and Salon Privé London will allow the guests to really immerse themselves with the detail of the options.

Charge Cars Chief Creative Officer Mark Roberts said, “We truly believe we have created something unique in the EV world. A brand new, hand built design icon that gives our customers a genuine emotional connection with their car. Cutting edge technology, zero emissions but now with heart and soul. This is just the beginning for us at Charge Cars.”

As one of the most prestigious automotive events in the world, it is unsurprising that there will be a number of brands that have opted to have their cars’ debut at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at Salon Privé. The latest models from Aston Martin, Alpine, Jaguar Land Rover SVO, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pininfarina, Rolls-Royce, and Porsche will be on display. Joining them are Hispano Suiza, Genesis, Everrati, British specialists Envisage, Overfinch, and Jensen Automotive. It is a try impressive lineup that has everything from reimagined classics, to next-generation hypercars and EVs.

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By: Reggie
Title: Charge Cars Electric Mustang To Debut At Salon Privé
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/charge-cars-electric-mustang-to-debut-at-salon-prive/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 17:42:30 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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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.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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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

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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

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

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
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

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

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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.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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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!

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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.

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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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