MCR Update Carbon Aero Parts Lineup

MCR Update Carbon Aero Parts Lineup


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After a short hiatus in the parts release department, MCR have updates in the aero range that should be available for GT-R owners now or in the very near future. We got our first look at the MCR Carbon Front Lip prototype about 12 whole months ago now. To match it, MCR have finished a set of subtle carbon sideskirts and a new design rear underspoiler as well.
The rear underspoiler is quite unique, it takes a leaf out of the new Nissan Z34’s book with an integrated tail lamp in the center. It even looks like the OE tail lamp fitted back there. Interesting indeed.
MCR have also been busy updating their website of late, so if you’re in the mood to checkout their whole range in one place, head over to the link below.
If you’re more interested in getting your hands on these, hit up GT-RR.com who’ll be getting the first ones in shortly.
Link: MCR’s New Carbon Aero Parts @ GT-RR.com
Link: MCR’s Website – Updated


1957 Aurora Safety Car

1957 Aurora ugly safety car
 


The Aurora Safety car was a creation of American catholic priest Alfredo Juliano. His design was not graced by the hand of God.

Designed with safety for passengers and pedestrians the only concern, the Aurora's appearance was an afterthought. And the car has been hailed by many as the ugliest vehicle of all time.

Safety features of this hideous creation include; saftey belts - rare in 1957, foam filled bumpers mounted on gas shocks, roll over bars built into the perspex dome roof, and a telescopic steering column. The Aurora's rounded windscreen was intended to eliminate the need for windscreen wipers.

HBK Saar 276 Concept


Make HBK Saar

Model 276 Concept

Concept year 2005

Production year -

Engine -

HBK Saar 276 Concept


The 276 Concept was a project by four students and two professors of the HBK Saar Design School in Germany for the 2006 AMI Motor Show in Leipzig.

Created over the 2004 - 2005 winter semester, the HBK Saar 276 Concept was built on a Smart Roadster chassis and featured, apart from its distinctive angular design, luminescent lacquer and innovative lighting.




HBK Saar 276 Concept

Acura GSX

Concept Cars: Acura GSX

Acura GSX

Acura GSX

Acura GSX

Acura GSX

Acura GSX
Make Acura
Model GSX
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine hydrogen fuel cell

The Acura GSX concept is the work of Jeremy Burgess, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design. The GSX concept was the project he was given during his internship at Acura under the leadership of Jon Ikeda, head of design for Acura.

The Acura GSX (Green Sports Concept) was designed for the year 2025 for Richard Branson's new venture, Virgin Galactic. It was created as a proposal for a luxury shuttle bus to provide transport from Los Angeles airport to a future Virgin Galactic spaceport in the Mojave desert, near Honda's test track. The journey would give the future astronauts ample time to download and study all there is to know about the impending outer space experience.

The interior of the Acura GSX features seating for three, with a single seat up front for the driver and two seats in the back for the passengers. This seating configuration offered Burgess the chance to play with
the plan view of the vehicle as well as create a dramatic and sleek silhouette. Access to the interior is via large rear-hinged doors - one on either side. Aside from transporting well-heeled space tourists, the GSX would be used to introduce the world's elite to the Acura brand who might not otherwise consider it.

The Acura GSX concept is based on the Honda FCX platform, and is powered by a hydrogen dual-fuel cell configuration. Each wheel houses electric motors and features adaptive computer assisted suspension to compensate for the un-sprung weight of the in-wheel motors.



Similar and related vehicles:
Acura ZXD
Acura 2+1
Acura Stealth
Acura Advanced Sedan
Acura Advanced Sports Car
Acura DN-X



Nissan Tochigi Plant – Godzilla Ground Zero: GTRBlog Photo Gallery

Nissan Tochigi Plant – Godzilla Ground Zero: GTRBlog Photo Gallery


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The Nissan Tochigi Plant is an amazing place to visit, sprawling over a vast physical area you need to take a bus (or a “plant test GT-R”) to make your way around it. That’s exactly what we did in January this year with NAGTROC thanks to Nissan Japan and our good friend and GTR Owners Club Japan President Shin Inoue. If you’re interested in the entire writeup on the experience you can checkout our previous post with the link to the official NAGTROC magazine style writeup. If you’re more of a visual person, well you can enjoy some of the photos I took at the plant.
In terms of what we could and could not photograph, we were quite restricted. Photography within the plant structures was forbidden due to certain confidential things we may or may not have seen. Outside again we were also fairly restricted. Only I was allowed to bring my trusty Nikon D300 and I tried to capture what I could but there was a LOT going on. Everyone else was made to leave their cameras behind.
Enjoy what we have here and let us know in the comments if you want any details on what exactly is going on in any of these. Click the giant “Read More” link below for the rest of the photos…
Photos: GTRBlog.com (C) 2009 – Reproduction with permission permitted
Link: NAGTROC and GTRBlog Visit to Nissan Tochigi Plant – Full Writeup (17mb, PDF)
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