The Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation will complete the 1939 Bugatti Type 64

The Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation is implementing a project that is very interesting. They are trying to complete work on an unfinished 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe. Is it possible?

The board of Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation had already had the engine and chassis from 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe. They work with students at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California to realize the dream of Jean Bugatti.

In fact, the Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation has appointed Automobile Metal Shaping Co., a Michigan company to produce its body. The museum which is famous for its collection of some of the most Desirable cars on earth is apparently serious in progress of 1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe.

“AMS is known among top collectors and manufacturers for their extraordinary work with exceptional cars. Similar to the Type 64, Mike Kleeves and his team at AMS have one foot in the past and one foot in the future,” said Peter Mullin, the museum foundation’s board chairman.

1939 Bugatti Type 64 Coupe is the car which was designed by Jean Bugatti, the eldest son of the founder of Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti. Unfortunately, he could not continue his work after he died while testing a Type 57 C. 1939 Bugatti Type 64 finally began to be forgotten and never again be heard. However, the effort of Peter Mullin Automotive Museum Foundation to complete the car will make Jean Bugatti smiled in heaven.

The speculations about new VW Beetle R

Volkswagen officially introduced the 2012 VW Beetle at the Shanghai Auto Show. The appearance of the car was actually inspired to make ragster concept cars of the 2012 VW Beetle.

According to rumors that obtained from someone who did not want to be named, VW will offer a new VW Beetle R soon. The source also states, the concept car will begin production in 2012, and likely will be offered as a 2013 model. However, do not be surprised if the new VW Beetle R appear before next summer.

The new VW Beetle R’s cab will be fitted with the highest quality materials. In addition, there is storage space with a capacity of 310 liters. Interesting features will also be added, such as passive entry, a panoramic sunroof, a Fender audio system, and GPS navigation.

Although still a rumor, there has been much speculation about the engine that will be used by the new VW Beetle R. For North Amrika region, this concept car seems glued two choices of engines, namely a 2.5-liter V5 petrol engine (producing 168 hp) or a 2.0-liter TDI engine (producing 138 hp).

For the European region, the new VW Beetle R instead provide more choices of gasoline-fueled engines, such as a 1.2-liter TSI engine Bluemotion (104 hp), a 1.4-liter TSI engine (158 hp), a 2.0-liter TSI engine (197 hp). In addition, there is a choice to use a diesel engine under the hood of this concept, such as a 1.6-liter TDI engine (104 hp), and a 2.0-liter TDI engine (138 hp).

Whatever the choice of engines that will be used by the new VW Beetle R, this rumor is certainly a good news. This clearly offers consumers more choice to decide the best car they want to use. Hopefully, VW realize the emergence of the concept car immediately.

The latest information about 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz gives the latest details about 2012 Mercedes Benz A-Class. This information is conveyed by Gorden Wagener, a design director, who stated that the Vision A concept is a realistic form of the hatchback car if it is launched next year. “Obviously the real thing is a five-door and we will make changes to the window line, headlights and grille, but that’s it,” said Gorden Wagener.

The interior of 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will get a better material than the C-Class. In addition, we can download the application via the COMAND system in in the hatchback car. Unfortunately, Gorden Wagener does not mention any program that can be downloaded.

Meanwhile, the engine that will be used by 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is still a mystery. But it seems that this hatchback car would use petrol engines with turbocharged. This car will also be equipped with start / stop system, the system will be connected with a manual transmission or an optional dual-clutch gearbox.

Meanwhile, R & D director of Mercedes-Benz, Thomas Weber, said, that 2012 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will also be made ??in the AMG model, and called the A25. Although Thomas Weber is reluctant to provide more details, however, it seems the A25 will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. the engine is capable of producing 350 hp. In addition, the A25 will also be equipped with a dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system.

Onyx Bentley Continental GT offers non British style

For those of you who want a Bentley Continental GT with the design of non-British style, the offer from Onyx will make you happy. Onyx, a tuner company from ireland, offers a new aerodynamic GTO kit to change the look of your Bentley Continental GT.

The new aerodynamic GTO kit package from Onyx includes a new front bumper with carbon inserts, LED daytime running, a lower front splitter is made of carbon fiber. The side of your Bentley Continental GT will be equipped with a widening arches over the wheel wells and new side skirts. The back of the coupe car gets a revised bumper and an additional carbon rear diffuser.

Onyx also improve the performance of 4.0 l V8 engine mounted on the Bentley Continental GT. if the previous V8 engine of this coupe car was only able to produce 550 hp, Onyx increase it to 660 hp. This car’s suspension is also slightly lowered, and fitted with new 22-inch black forged wheels.

The interior of the Bentley Continental GT also does not slip from the attention of Onyx. they will install a bespoke finish buffalo hide leather coupled with carbon trims for the interior panelling to beautify the look of this coupe car.

Unfortunately, Onyx has not provided pricing information for this modification of Bentley Continental GT. But, at least, what is offered by Onyx could be a reference to modify the coupe car.

Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid racer is ready to conquer the 24 hour Nurburgring VLN race

Porsche did not play in preparing themselves to follow the 24 hour Nurburgring VLN race which will take place in June. Recently they introduced the updated version of the Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid racer. This racing car is planned to be tested tomorrow, as well as the debut for the 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0.

Improving vehicle efficiency becomes the main focus of the Porsche. For that, the Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid racer weighs slightly lowered from 1350 kg to 1300 kg. However, the layout of the general hybrid is still using the 2010 model. Porsche will also add power to its both electric motors from 60 kW to 75 kW. This increases the performance of the racing car more than 200 hp.

Throttle pedal automatically activate the electric power, but it depends on programming. However, the driver can also get additional power manually. The electric flywheel accumulator placed with other hybrid components in a safety box made of carbon fiber. Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid racer will use a 4.0-liter V6 boxer engine that produces 465 hp. The V6 engine is slightly reduced its power, but more optimized fuel consumption for this racing car.

“We’ve made huge strides forward with the further-developed 911 GT3 R Hybrid. But testing under race conditions gives us additional information that is not easy to collect during a simulation,” said Hartmut Kristen, Head of Porsche Motorsport. “We’ll use the information gained from the VLN races to make our racing lab even more reliable and economical,” he added.