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2011 Dubai Motor Show Photos



The 2011 Dubai International Motor Show Photos opened yesterday and runs until November 14th. MadWhips contributor Tariq199 has just uploaded his first batch of his Day1 coverage for all of us to enjoy. Included are 3 Special Edition Bugatti Veyrons and custom modified supercars by Mansory, Hamann, AC Schnitzer, Gemballa and more. There are also a pair of Rolls Royce Phantom’s (Coupe & Drophead) with a 2300 diamonds (g color, vs clarity) “flying lady” hood ornament weighing in at 38.53 carats to celebrate her centenial!

Stay tuned and check back daily for more photo coverage of the show!

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Carbon Fiber Lamborghini Sesto Photos


Carbon Fiber Lamborghini Sesto Elemento Concept

Here are the first pictures of the new Lamborghini Sesto Elemento concept unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor show. This beautiful Lamborghini concept weighs 1000kgs (2204lbs) and shows off their latest technologies through the extensive use of carbon fiber plastics! It’s monocoque, front frame, suspension components and wheels are all fabricated out of carbon fiber :) Awesome! Fitted with a 570hp V10 (3.86lbs/hp) it is rumoured to be good for 0-100km/h (62mph) in 2.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 300km/h (186mph).

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HTT Plethore Pictures


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I was invited by Carl Descoteaux who is one of the owners of HTT Technologies to attend the Canadian Press release for the HTT PLETHORE LC 750. It is a 750 BHP monster that was born and bread in St-Eustache, Quebec in Canada. What a perfect day it was for the unveiling. We started shooting around 4 pm just as the sun started to set creating some excellent lighting conditions.

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Tramontana R Pictures & Video

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The Tramontana R is the latest open wheel 2 seater roadster which houses a Mercedes-Benz 5.5L V12 with 550hp or a twin turbo 760hp version which delivers 811 ft-lbs of torque!! It is said to be able to do 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds and 0-200km/h in 10.15 seconds. Its 2777 lbs weight is distributed 42:58 (front/rear), is 192 inches long (16 feet), 82 inches wide (6.8 feet) and only 51 inches high (4.25 feet).

Production is limited to 12 units a year, pricing starting at at $495,000 USD.

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Carbon Fiber Wheels by 360 Forged

2009 Supercar Weekend Pictures: Ferrari F430 on Carbon Fiber 360 Forged Wheels

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Many thanks to my friend Zach over at Exotics And Luxury who just brought these new Carbon Fiber Wheels by 360 Forged to my attention! They definitely look super awesome and probably cost blue label top shelf dollars. After checking out the brochure, I must conclude that these are not TRUE carbon fiber wheels.

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Carbon Fiber Wheels

A Japanese company Weds Sport has manufactured the first full carbon fiber wheel. This carbon fiber wheel was manufactured using a Dry Carbon Fiber technique and was unveiled at this years Tokyo Auto Salon show.

The weight of one wheel is 2.76kg (6.08 lbs)!

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Carbon Fiber Wheels – Not the Ultimate Performance Material

NEW UPDATE: Carbon Fiber Racing Wheels

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Now you must be asking yourself WTF is with the title of this post? While carbon-fiber is definitely an amazing lightweight and strong choice material for re-engineering many performance parts it is NOT the ideal material for wheels. WHY? Simply because of flex. And in carbon-fiber parts there is little flex due to its material characteristics

Carbon Fiber has the highest specific tensile strength of all the reinforced materials (also called composite materials), and it has a high strength to weight ratio and low coefficient of thermal expansion. The density of carbon fiber is also much lower than the density of steel.

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