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MINI recently announced three new special editions with exclusive design, equipment features, and distinct characteristics for each new model: Resolute, Untold, and Untamed.

The Resolute Edition is available on the MINI Convertible, MINI 5-Door Hatch, MINI Electric, and MINI 3-Door. For the MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman, they’re paired with the Untold Edition and the Untamed Edition respectively. All exclusive designs are now available.

Clients can now modify each new MINI edition to fit their requirements and needs matched with the available Comfort, Navigation equipment, and Driver Assistance packages. There are also individual options like the Steptronic sport transmission, Harman Kardon HiFi speaker system, adaptive chassis, or the panoramic glass roof which can also be added on the different models.

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MINI Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition scaled 1
MINI Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition

The MINI Resolute Edition

The design features of the Resolute Edition are carefully designed to give premium exterior and interior style. It works perfectly with the clean and purist MINI design language and showcases the characteristics of the small MINI models.

Traditional-style color scheme in Rebel Green can be seen on the exterior of the edition. Previously, this finish was available exclusively for the John Cooper Works models. It was then matched with a Pepper White roof finish and exterior mirror caps on the MINI 5-Door Hatch, MINI Electric, and MINI 3-Door Hatch. For the MINI Convertible Resolute Edition, the exterior mirror and soft top were finished in black. MINI removed all the chrome elements on the exterior, and future MINI models will also have the chrome elements removed as standard.

Classic MINI design features are given an exclusive Resolute Bronze finish. These features include the radiator grille, headlight surrounds, side scuttles, rear lights, tailgate, and door handles. They also used the Resolute Bronze finish on the fuel cap and the air intakes in the front apron.

Meanwhile, the MINI Cooper S used Piano Black on the inner frame of the radiator grille, horizontal radiator grille strut, and tailpipe trim. There is also a Black Waistline Finisher that runs along the lower edge of the windows of the MINI 3-Door Hatch, MINI 5-Door Hatch, and MINI Electric.

The lettering “RESOLUTE” and a pattern of parallel lines with a gradient gold color can be seen on the bonnet stripes and door sill panels. The edition has a hint of a sporty appearance, and the look is completed by the 18-inch alloy wheels for the Pulse Spoke Black design. The MINI Electric is also equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels that has an Electric Collection Spoke design. Tentacle Spoke Black design can be seen on the 17-inch alloy wheels which is available on all models.

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MINI Cooper S 5 door Resolute Edition scaled 1
MINI Cooper S 5-door Resolute Edition

Resolute Edition models are given an exclusive interior matched with sports seats that are wrapped in Black Pearl / Light Checkered fabric or leatherette. These are matched with black armrests and knee rolls. The color scheme matches with the Rebel Green finish as well as the black and gold exterior design features.

There is also a MINI Yours Leather Lounge option designed in Carbon Black with beautiful stitching and piping, as well as a perforated Union Jack motif on the headrests, that is available on request. The steering wheel is wrapped in Nappa sports leather and designed with an edition emblem on the lower spoke, while the roofliner of the MINI 5-Door Hatch, MINI Electric, and MINI 3-Door Hatch is finished in anthracite.

Interior surfaces of the Resolute Edition highlight the premium style of the car. Reflecting the pattern of the bonnet stripes are light gold parallel and evenly curved lines that create a pinstripe pattern on the black surfaces. Interior LED lighting

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By: Reggie
Title: MINI Launches Three New Edition Models: Resolute, Untold, And Untamed
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/mini-launches-three-new-edition-models-resolute-untold-and-untamed/
Published Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2022 07:29:11 +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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