Project 4000 – KEEPING IT A MILLI IN THE 4000


I Like Cars..Cars..Cars and Cars..Cars I Do Adore…. by Taz
October 21, 2009, 8:38 pm
Filed under: Automotive | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

So many car announcements from the Tokyo Auto Show 2009 first off the high anticipated Toyota Supra Lexus LFA Supercar.

LFA-01

  • 4.8-liter 72-degree V10 putting out 560 hp at 8,700 RPM (that’s 116.5 hp/liter) and 354 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,800 RPM
  • Redline: 9,000 RPM
  • Titanium valves, connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, dry sump lubrication and a titanium exhaust manifold
  • Six-speed sequential gearbox
  • Torsen limited slip differential
  • 3,263 pounds with a 48/52 front-to-rear weight distribution
  • Power-to-weight ratio of 5.8 pounds/hp
  • 65 percent of the body is carbon fiber
  • 20-inch BBS wheels wrapped in 265/35 ZR20 Bridgestone tires in front and 305/30 ZR20 in the rear.
  • 0-62 MPH (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds
  • Top speed of 201.94 MPH
  • Production limited to 500 units

Video of the LFA and production details and pictures of the Honda Cr-Z and the Lotus Exige Stealth Edition after the jump – Via Autoblog

– T

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The Honda Cr-Z is real!!! The production model is rumored to have a 1.5-liter and a six-speed manual gearbox! Its great to see automakers return to small car production with attractive designs.

CR-Z-01

Lotus Exige Stealth Edition

LSE-01

The new model gains a set of comely forged alloy wheels, but the big news with the car is the unique paint. We asked Becker about the Stealth and its special finish, and as it turns out, this is more than just a basic matte paint. Lotus has been experimenting for several years with matte finishes but was never satisfied with the results. The problem – as anyone who has ever done body repairs and worked on primer-finished cars can tell you – is that matte surfaces really show marks and stone chips. Lotus wanted something more durable before putting the car into production.

To create the Exige seen here, the entire car has to be sprayed in the base gloss coat seen on the central stripes. The stripe area was then masked off and the rest of the body abraded in order to get a surface that the matte paint will grip to. Finally, a newly formulated rubberized matte paint is applied. When you touch the car, the surface actually feels soft, and according to Becker, it is four- to five-times more resistant to marking and peeling than other finishes.

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