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Maserati presents the MC20 Cielo, the spyder version of the MC20 super sports car. It is a truly unique car that brings together the impressive performance of a true super sports car with the holistic, immersive, and pleasurable driving experience that has never been seen before.

Even the name of the MC20 Cielo proudly announces its unique features. MC is the initials for Maserati Corse (which means Racing). 20 is for the year 2020, when the marque started a new chapter in their history. Cielo means sky and it symbolizes the driving pleasure that the car can provide while in the great outdoors, and still keep all the characteristics of a coupe.

Powered by the revolutionary V6 Nettuno engine, the Cielo is the perfect balance of sportiness and luxury provided by a feature that is unique to the segment: the innovative retractable glass roof. Providing users with a special ‘sky feeling’, the new spyder is the result when the infinite sky meets Maserati audacity.

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Cielo is equipped with innovative electrochromic (smart glass) window. With a touch of a button on the central screen, the window instantly shifts from clear to opaque thanks to the Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology. Even the roof is most innovative in terms of thermal insulation and speed to open and close as it only takes 12 seconds for the whole process.

MC20 Cielo provides a multi-sensory driving experience courtesy of this state-of-the-art technology. It provides for a distinct in-cabin brightness when the roof is transparent, and a more holistic vibe when it has the top down.

Like the coupe, the Cielo was developed at the Maserati Innovation Lab and eventually manufactured at the historic plant on Viale Ciro Menotti. It simply means that like the coupe, the Cielo is purely Italian made as well as purely made in Modena.

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Designed for perfection, meticulous and precise work during the design stages of the MC20 Cielo has made it possible to weigh only 65 kg more than the coupe. It has a very outstanding weight-to-power ratio and a carbon fiber chassis which will also be used for all three configurations that will be released: coupe, spyder, and the future electric version. It also guarantees exacting torsional rigidity enabling it to provide extraordinary handling whether the spyder is on the road or on track.

Elegant though also sporty, the design, character, and personality of the spyder demands attention from everyone. Its aerodynamics has been refined and perfected as it was subjected to 360° testing in a wind tunnel both when the roof is open and when it is closed.

Every aspect in the design of the Cielo has a function and purpose. Like the MC20 super sports car, the Cielo was also designed with the butterfly doors. The butterfly doors make it a lot easier to get in and out of the cabin. It also serves to show off the carbon fiber cockpit and display the completely unmasked front wheel.

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Aesthetically, the launch version has a new three-layer metallic color known as Acquamarina. The color is available through Maserati Fouriserie through their customization program. It is a color that has an interesting way of interacting with light, revealing

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By: Reggie
Title: Introducing The New Maserati MC20 Cielo (With Picture Gallery)
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/introducing-the-new-maserati-mc20-cielo-with-picture-gallery/
Published Date: Thu, 26 May 2022 17:52:16 +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

2022 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.

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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