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In 2024, Hispano Suiza will be celebrating their 120th anniversary and to prepare for this impressive feat, the brand has decided on a creative project and partnered with students from the ‘Instituto Europeo di Design’ in Turin (IED). Hispano Suiza challenged the third-year students from IED Turin Triennial Course in Transportation Design and they boldly and bravely took it on. They were tasked to reinterpret the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII and adapt it for the near future.

Also known as the T45, the Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII, was designed by Marc Birkigt. From 1911 to 1914, they produced what is considered the first sports car in the automotive history. King Alfonso XIII of Spain himself commissioned the car, as he was passionate about cars and the brand. His request was short but clear; he wanted a sporty and agile model.

The two-seater Hispano Suiza Alfono XIII not only met but exceeded his expectations. Equipped with an in-line four-cylinder engine and 60 CV of power that is transmitted to the rear wheels, the T45 had a maximum speed of 120 kph.

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For their 120th year anniversary, Hispano Suiza has challenged the students of the Triennial Course in Transportation Design to explore and design the exterior, interior, and to describe the user experience of driving the Alfonso XIII of the future. Their limit is their imagination as the students are allowed to either use the current technology available or just simply let their imagination be the limit.

Hispano Suiza Design Director Francesc Arenas has been working closely with the students for the past few months. He advised them, guided them, and used his expertise and experience in helping them with the tasks. Hispano Suiza has again shown their commitment to shaping the talent of the youth, to deliver disruptive ideas, projects, and create new concept cars. Like the Swiss engineer Marc Birkigt, who founded the brand bank in 1904 with his partner Damian Mateu.

Arenas shared, “I am extremely proud to collaborate with the IED of Turin and to be able to offer the necessary tools to its students so that they let their imagination fly. Innovation and passion for design are key elements in the history, present and future of Hispano Suiza. For me and for everyoune in the Hispano Suiza team, being able to advise, work and inspire these new talents has been a stimulating and very rewarding experience.”

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IED Turin Triennial Transport Design Course Coordinator Michele Albera added, “The implementation phases of the project represent, for the students, the moment to be free to express their creativity and the skills acquired during the technical, instrumental and theoretical classes. The collaboration with Hispano Suiza has allowed the students to face the demands of a legendary automotive brand, pioneer of excellence in the automotive sector, and the needs of an international market, bringing out their personality and passion.”

Hispano Suiza has always prided themselves to be the pioneer in both technology and design. This is easily seen from both their history and the latest models that they presented in 2019 and 2020. As a tribute to the company’s heritage, the Hispano Suiza Carmen and Hispano Suiza Boulogne are 100% electric vehicles, with a timeless design, dreamlike features, and ones that could truly be called works of art. The collaboration with the IED in Turin shows their commitment to the automotive world.

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By: Reggie
Title: ‘Instituto Europeo di Design’ And Hispano Suiza Reimagines Hispano Suiza Alfonso XIII
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/instituto-europeo-di-design-and-hispano-suiza-reimagines-hispano-suiza-alfonso-xiii/
Published Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 15:50:20 +0000

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Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale

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Ex-Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW RS 500 at the Bonhams February sale
The Bonhams February sale is about to wrap up, so we’re taking a break from our regular scheduled programming to pick our favorite motorcycles from the auction. From an Ariel Square Four and a 1989 Kawasaki ZX-10, to Hans-Otto Butenuth’s BMW 500 Rennsport [above], here are seven classic motorcycles that we’d love to park in the Bike EXIF garage.

1907 Quadrant at the Bonhams February auction
1907 Quadrant In the early 1880s, two blokes by the names of Walter and William Lloyd patented a pedal tricycle steering mechanism, which they (very confusingly) called the ‘Quadrant.’ Anyway, Quadrant went on to make bicycles, tricycles, and motorcycles, and, by 1901, had emerged as one of Britain’s earliest motorcycle manufacturers.

This 453 cc Quadrant was originally built in Coventry and was meticulously restored by a previous owner. It showcases its history through hand-written notes, technical drawings, old registrations, marque-related literature, and an SMCC Pioneer Certificate.

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Going Once, Going Twice: The best bikes from the Bonhams February sale
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bonhams-february-sale-2024
Published Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2024 17:36:07 +0000

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine

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SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION – 1973 CHEVROLET CORVETTE CUSTOM CONVERTIBLE “SPEEDVETTE” – NO RESERVE

Celebrating the best of performance and style at the upcoming 2024 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, where it is selling with No Reserve, is the “Speedvette,” a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette that marries classic aesthetics with modern muscle.

This custom beauty underwent a no-expense-spared rotisserie restoration completed in March 2023, and comes alive under the hood with a robust GM Performance 6.2-liter LS3 engine, generating 525 horsepower. Paired with a 4L70E 4-speed automatic transmission, it is sure to deliver a straightforward American muscle experience.

This Speedvette rolls on Schott Turbine wheels wrapped in Diamond Back Classic red line tires and boasts a Pro-Touring treatment. Its Coffman Corvette custom chassis incorporates C6/C7 components, RideTech coilovers and a power rack & pinion steering system. Stopping power is delivered by C7 calipers gripping slotted rotors, assisted by an E-Stopp electric brake.

The exterior’s subtle modifications include 2-inch rear fender flares and a smoothed decklid with a waterfall effect. The Torch Red exterior and black Haartz Stayfast convertible top add a classic touch. Inside is a handcrafted bespoke cabin with black leather and red stitching.

Register to bid today for the opportunity to take this Speedvette home with you and join us January 20-28 at WestWorld for the 2024 Scottsdale Auction.

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Title: SPEEDVETTE: Raw Power Comes Alive with GM’s LS3 Engine
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/speedvette-raw-power-comes-alive-with-gms-ls3-engine-no-reserve-2024-scottsdale/
Published Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2023 21:10:11 +0000

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Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks

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TFX Suspension review
I got lucky when I bought my 2012-model Triumph Bonneville SE last year. A single-owner bike with less than 1,500 miles on the dial, it had spent most of its life trickle-charging in a garage. What’s more, the previous owner had thrown a handful of tasteful factory accessories at it (and a few that were less well-judged).

There was one key ingredient missing though; good suspension. Most modern classics roll out of the factory with suspension components that are adequate at best, but the older air-cooled Bonneville’s setup is downright poor. Small LED turn signals and a fancy sprocket cover might make your bike look prettier, but new shocks—like the fully adjustable TFX Suspension Xtreme units now gracing the tail end of my Triumph—will make it ride better.

TFX Suspension Xtreme rear shocks review

Based in The Netherlands, TFX Suspension is run by a small and passionate team, led by founders Hans-Dieter Fischer and Alex Meijs. The two of them formed TFX fourteen years ago when the suspension company that they were working for folded. Now they produce components on their terms, with the sort of hands-on approach that’s often missing from larger companies.

Their catalog includes various mono- and twin-shock items, suitable for a wide range of on- and off-road applications, plus a handful of front suspension upgrades. (We’ve seen their parts on custom bikes from Bottpower, Powerbrick, CNCPT Moto, and more.) They sent me a set of their Xtreme shocks to test out on my Triumph Bonneville; fully-adjustable units that retail for €1,399 [$1516].

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road tested: TFX Suspension Xtreme adjustable rear shocks
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/tfx-suspension-review
Published Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2024 18:45:19 +0000

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