Hot off the drawing board, the first revealed image of the brand new McLaren P1 GTR for when your P1 just isn’t EXtreme enough for you.
McLaren have now confirmed it will be building a track specific addition to the insane P1 called, wait for it ……………….. the P1 GTR.
The GTR will strap on an additional 83 BHP for the P1 and at a whopping cost of £1.98 Million. But if you want to get you’re hands on one of these highly tuned carbon fibre pocket rockets you will have to of owned a P1 prior to even being invited to be considered for a GTR.
0-60 and 0-100 times are as of yet a dream in the minds of the tuning team at McLaren, but you can be certain they will be as mind blowing as the idea of this car its self.
The heavy metal soundtrack that’s been plucked from the Kerrang music channel is courtesy of a Mercedes AMG’s 6.0-litre V12 – naturally aspirated engine that’s been poked with hot irons to produce a whopping 789bhp and 538lb ft of torque. To put this into perspective that’s 50bhp and 14lb ft more than the Pagani Zonda R. Now that’s keen.
The entire car is proud to weigh less than a Mini Cooper, all down to its weight loss diet of #carbonfibre and a carbotanium tub at its core.
Just some of the copious amounts of carbon fibre Things found on board are, a huge rear diffuser and DRS (drag reduction system), the same as the ones on a blooming Formula One car. And of course the carbon brakes that are 15 % lighter than the R, too, and claim less break fade.
Super yacht Azzam is recognisably the new worlds largest super yacht after easily snatching the tittle away from the now 2nd largest super yacht Eclipse.
Measuring in at an eye watering 180 meters or 590.55 feet Azzam is a floating town capable of traveling the worlds oceans at a whopping 31.5 knots thanks to the two gas turbine / diesel motors putting out a goliath 94,000 horse power combined.
Azzam is rumoured to feature a bullet proof master suite and a missile defence system among the obligatory jet ski facilities and fwd helicopter pad.
But who can afford such a vessel that requires a missile defence system you may be thinking, well the simple answer is nobody knows. How ether it has been rumoured that Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the United Arab Emirates could be connected to the purchase of the £400 million pound super yacht. With an estimated net worth of $15 billion USD or £10 billion GBP a mere $400 million is literally a drop in the ocean for an Arab president.
Another appearance of the Truss carbon fibre bike frame is being represented here but this time not by Delta7 but by Razik instead.
The truss frames uses carbon fibres that are hand laid in a unique diamond formation to reduce weight increase strength and minimise vibration for a more effortless and comfortable ride over conventional carbon fibre tube frames.
However the truss frame has come up against some serious scrutiny over the past few years its been around, with claims of the frame holding mud, and dirt between the sections, rendering the weight saving exercise useless.
Whether the accusations are indeed true or not, it is always good to see that new materials and processes are being applied to further improving the riding experience, for those individuals looking to get around under their own power.
We would like to hear your thoughts and opinions on the Truss carbon fibre bike frame, and whether it has a place in the future of bikes?