Saturday, September 22, 2018

Design

An Orlando Florida based auto company, Exotic Rides has been building and customizing cars for the best part of two decades is planning to build a 600-horsepower supercar called the W70.

ER W70

Australian automotive designer David Williams was tasked with designing the American­built supercar after the firm saw his renderings of what he imagined the LaFerrari would look like prior to its release in 2012.The renderings of the supercar makes us think that Williams used the Ferrari LaFerrari as the inspiration behind his creation. It’s a little more subdued than the LaFerrari, but a lot of the elements, including the shape of the headlights and the scissor doors are present in Williams’ design study. To be fair, the renderings make the W70 look like a bonafide supercar.

Under its hood, Exotic Rides announced that the W70 would be carrying a General Motors -sourced 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 engine that packs an impressive 600 horsepower. The size of the engine and the corresponding output number is right in line with what you can expect from a supercar.

The 600 Hp heart of W70 is mated to a six speed manual transmission system. 15″ Floating 2 Piece cross drilled rotors F/R, 8 piston Front / 6 piston rear callipers installed with temperature sensors with digital in-cockpit display. High performance steel braded lines & Carbon ceramic pads will let you taste the adrenaline rush without any inhibition.ER W70 is installed with Racing coilovers with adjustable ride and camber, and iLIFT® Intelligent Suspension Lift System with automatic ground clearance sensors under the vehicle (front bumper and rocker panels).

The iLIFT® system will automatically raise and lower itself to provide additional clearance for obstacles. There is a dynamic rear spoiler for creating required downforce and low drag area.

The Interior makes the car luxurious, handmade Leather adjustable seats, suede accents, carbon fibre trim, digital touch screen displays, electronic parking brake system, adjustable steering wheel, airbags equipped, premium audio system, back up camera, side view cameras with monitors, smart biometric ignition system are just some of the features America’s new supercar

ER plans to unveil the W70 at SEMA later this year, and is already taking pre­orders.

For more info – ER W70

 

The world’s first 3-D printed car took to the streets this weekend after being built in an amazingly short 44 hours. The vehicle, called Strati, was designed by Italian designer Michele Anoé, who won an international competition held by crowdsourcing carmaker Local Motors.  It was printed and rapidly assembled by a Local Motors team during a manufacturing technology show held last week in Chicago, then went on a drive on Saturday.

Strati’s chassis and body were made in one piece out of a carbon fiber-impregnated plastic on a large-area 3-D printer. The machine put down layer after layer of the material at a rate of 40 pounds per hour.

While the structure was 3-D printed, mechanical and electrical components like the battery, headlights, brakes, wiring, tires and suspension were produced traditionally by suppliers. Still, the innovative design and new building capabilities inherent in additive manufacturing let Local Motors make the Strati out of 40 parts instead of the thousands typically needed.

“This brand-new process disrupts the manufacturing status quo, changes the consumer experience and proves that a car can be born in an entirely different way,” said Local Motors CEO John Rogers, Jr.

The company says it will be offering production-level 3-D printed vehicles for sale in the coming months. Depending on options, the vehicles are expected to sell for $18,000 to $30,000.

“There are three major challenges facing the auto industry today: part count, weight, and the initial cost of tooling when creating and iterating on vehicles. The hybrid Direct Digital Manufacturing process stands to address all three of these,” Rogers said in an earlier announcement. “When these hurdles are removed, we open the door to an exciting new era in automotive design and manufacturing possibilities.”

Source : http://txchnologist.com/

 

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Image Courtesy : Local Motors

 

Crowd-sourced carmaker Local Motors recently announced the winner of its first “3D Printed Car Design Challenge”. The contest—which attracted over 200 entrants—was created to spur the development of a 3D-printed car.

The winning design was submitted by Michele Anoe of Italy. His Strati impressed the judges with its combination of strong character—expressed through complex 3D surfacing—and practical design that would work well with 3D printing.

Anoe will receive $5,000 cash for his efforts, and will have the opportunity to see a car based on his design 3D printed on the floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago this fall.

The printed car will use electric power, and is intended to demonstrate 3D printing’s potential as a manufacturing process for lighter, more efficient vehicles. Local Motors previously said the car would be “purpose built for the urban transportation needs of Chicago,” but the Strati looks more like a dune buggy than a city car.

It will be interesting to see how the design evolves on its way to production, and to see how Local Motors takes on the unprecedented task of printing a car at a trade show.

 

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