the Lamborghini LM002

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The Lamborghini been the first real SUV ever build. From 1986 to 1993 Lamborghini build 301 of these great cars, years before the word SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle ) was invented.

In the beginning the LM002 was powered by the 12 cylinder engine with 5167cc that was designed to power the Contact 5000QV and a manual 5-speed gearshift. Later you could order the Lamborghini LM002 with a V12 engine with 7200cc and around 600HP, an engine that was usually used in class 1 offshore racing boats. Now the six dual-throat Weber carburettors where changed to Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection . In this case the car was called LM004. This version was only available in the USA.
Even though it’s weight of 2700kg the car’s acceleration was breathtaking for it’s time, 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds. It was fitted with a 290 liter fuel tank as consumption of the V12 was somewhere between 25 and 48 litres for 100 kilometres.
The 325mm tires where specially designed and produced for the LM002 by Pirelli. Quite a challenge at that time, as the enormous weight of the car with it’s top speed of 210km/h. They came in two versions. Either sand or mixed use. No other tires where available.
Interior all leather with matching wool carpets and an Alpine Power stereo system mounted in a roof console, power windows and air condition. Pretty much everything that was available in the late eighties.
The first car was delivered to H.R.H King Hassan of Morocco. Sylvester Stallone owned one, also Tina Turner, Van Halen, Malcom Forbes, Mike Tysson and Pablo Escobar, to name only a view.
Today, the LM002 is a very rare sight and lots of those cars are lost or hidden away in private collections. If you want to buy one they start at somewhere around 150.000€, not really a bargain, but at least you won’t be unnoticed when you drop off your kids at school.
The LM002 is one of our favourite cars, very crazy, lots of power and probably very complicated to repair…..we still love the LM002!
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Rich Weissensel : the incredible Delorean collection

Rich and his Delorean's collection

Rich Weissensel is maybe on of the world’s most passionate guy about DeLorean. He owns 6 of them, but not just any !
Crazy of the mythical car from Back to the Future, he began to gather old  and useless carcasses to make himself a monster truck DeLorean, a DeLorean hovercraft or a DeLorean limousine.

He invites you to discover the incredible herd Rich in the video below!

If you wanna see more of Rich’s collection, check his website “Enter My World”.

 

 

Best electric scooter ever : the ZoomAir 2 !

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At Superflu, we are fed up with public transportation ! We are always looking for new ways to travel in style in the city. 

Let us introduce you ZoomAir 2, the lightest electric kickscooter. It is the ideal personal transport solution for commuting effortlessly in urban areas because ZoomAir is fast, compact and portable.

Weighting just 10.7KG, ZoomAir 2 is the lightest electric scooter in the world. It can be folded in less than 3 seconds, is extremely compact and portable.

ZoomAir 2 is built with a high-quality aluminium alloy frame, making it both sturdy and solid.

It comes in adjustable heights and coupled with shock absorbers and suspension, so you can be assured of a smooth and happy ride.

Like a motorbike, you simply accelerate by pressing the throttle and you can enjoy the breeze. The ZoomAir 2.0 is quiet and efficient, and packs a punch too with a maximum speed of 26km/h.

ZoomAir 2 comes with a front electromagnetic brake and rear manual+electric brake. Both brakes are equipped with the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) commonly used in Formula One which helps to recover kinetic energy to recharge the battery.

Can’t wait to get mine to ride in Paris !

Wanna get yours ? So, just click this link : http://www.zoom.sg/

 

Au revoir Monsieur Beltoise

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JeanPierreBeltoise Jean-Pierre Beltoise was the victim of two successive strokes while he was on vacation in Senegal. He joined the paradise of the lost pilots this morning, making us orphans of a glorious era of motor racing.

The emotion and sadness assail us by mentioning his name, personality, and all the memories associated with it. Jean-Pierre Beltoise was one of those who revived the motor sport in France in the early 60s, we do not forget his F1 Grand Prix on Matra, and his historic victory with BRM at the Monaco Grand Prix  in 1972.

RIP Jean-Pierre…

 

a Formula 1 for the road

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The BAC Mono

We spotted this crazy machine coming across the channel from England and if you read the numbers ( 280 bhp for only 540kg ) you can already feel the fun you’ll have with this beast!

Well, they wanted something extreme, fun and only good for driving. And that’s what they did. The only storage in this car doesn’t even fit a helmet. It only fits one person ( very well thought ). There is no option of a roof or other conveniences like AC, wipers or a cigarette lighter. This is the pure driving machine! The BAC MONO is what we always wanted!
The Mono’s weight distribution is 48% / 52% and the power to weight relation in 520 bhp per ton. This is pretty impressive and promises extreme sensation on the track ( and on deserted mountain roads ! )
Every part on this car is hand picked. From the Cosworth exhaust over the Willans eat belts to the AP racing brake system. Every detail has been chosen for its specific purpose and quality. The whole is being hand mounted by a team of 18 just out of Liverpool.
This is one of the most impressive driving machines we’ve come across lately. Very desirable, very extreme and very egoistic!  We love it!

the world’s fastest limousine, the Bentley Mulsanne Speed

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The new Bentley Mulsanne Speed has a little more power than before. They managed to find some extra horsepower in the massive 6.75 litter V8 Biturbo engine. It now has 537 bhp and 1100 newtonmeter at 1750revs and a new top speed of 305km/h. This is pretty fast !
It will probably be it bit more thirsty now, but when you spend some 300.000€ to 350.000€ (depending on details and extras) on a car you probably won’t be short of cash for petrol. They talk about something like 14l/100km but we find this hard to believe…..but who cares!
This new Bentley is stunning, beautiful, breathtaking, full of luxury and crazy fast. At Superflu we think this absolutely superfluous, but very very desirable! We love it and if we had the cash we ‘d buy the Bentley in white with champagne leather.