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Lamborghini SC63
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Lamborghini took to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England to unveil to the motoring world its first ever hybrid sports prototype, the SC63. Set to begin testing early in August, the prototype is slated to compete in the Hypercar class of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Sportscar Championship in 2024.

Hypercar Era

Between a full WEC season and an IMSA campaign, the new Lamborghini marque will make its first competitive appearance racing in two out of three crowns of endurance racing, the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. It was not that long ago in the 60s when sports cars could barely complete endurance races before breaking down, forcing teams to park their cars in the pits or on the track right before the finish line to wait out the time limit before restarting their engines and risking one final crawl past the finish line. Today, the SC63 represents the dawn of hypercars in endurance racing in full bloom, being the latest contenders along with Alpine’s A242 to join 2023’s inaugural freshman cohort of LMDh entrants from Acura, BMW, Cadillac and Porsche.

Lamborghini SC63
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The release of the SC63 is one part of Lamborghini’s roadmap for full electrification by 2028. This follows the Italian luxury motoring company’s 2022 commitment to stepping away from fuel-only cars and greater investment in reducing carbon emissions in the motoring world.

Lamborghini SC63
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Look Beneath The Hood

The SC63 features a newly designed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine developed specifically for the racing program. The engine features a “cold V” configuration, meaning that the turbos are mounted outside the V-angle of the engine for ease of cooling and servicing. The “cold V” also serves to lower the car’s centre of gravity, optimising the tyre grip and balance so paramount to endurance racing.

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Lamborghini SC63
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Under LMDh regulations requiring teams to purchase a chassis from predesignated manufacturers, Lamborghini has partnered with French manufacturer, Ligier, to design the SC63’s monocoque. Lamborghini claims that it pushed for greater freedom in the design phase being Ligier’s first collaborator, such as customising the push rod front suspension and bell-housing. LMDh regulations also limit the motor output to 500kW, managed by a Bosch electronic control unit in the SC63.

Lamborghini SC63
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Lamborghini shares that the cooling layout for the car actually decided much of the engineering and design. For example, air intakes into the side pods behind the

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By: LUXUO
Title: Lamborghini Unveils First Hybrid Sports Prototype: The SC63
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/lamborghini-unveils-first-hybrid-sports-prototype-the-sc63.html
Published Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2023 01:37:59 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
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Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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