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  1. Just brought a new vehicle and looking for enhancements of your new ride. At Itz Juz Carbon,we can make your dream come true. High Quality Carbon Steering wheel for your best driving feel and add on interior trim panel that bring out the car outstanding from others. Services we offer: Customize Steering Wheel Customize Interior trim panel Rewrap of torn leather steering wheel Refurbished old car interior panel to carbon fibre Professional Installation After sales Warranty Dekitting service How to contact us: WhatsApps: 9429 3337,8114 3337, 9141 3337 Sales Email: ItzJuzCarbon@gmail.com General Email: KK@itzjuzcarbon.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Itzjuzcarbon/ Carousell Page: https://sg.carousell.com/itzjuzcarbon/ Address: 8 Kaki Bukit Rd #03-06 Lobby A S(417841) Ruby Warehouse Complex We accept Cash, Nets, Paynow, Paylah, Paypal, Wechat Pay, Ali Pay, Credit Card (Visa Master, AMEX, Union Pay)
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  3. [it's OFFICIAL] Arma arrived in Singapore! I am very fortunate and delightful that I can spend my afternoon today at Fong Kim, who is currently one of the dealer in Singapore who is carrying a brand new CAI (Cold Air Intake) from Arma Speed. Instagram: @arma_speed ARMA has more than 25 years experience in the carbon fibre industry, and now are considering one of the leaders in carbon fibre air intake. ARMA Hyper Flow Carbon Fiber Air Intake System and brake kit are just like sword. The Hyper Flow Carbon Fiber Air Intake System can give your car more energy to attack; car enthusiasts can enjoy an instant performance upgrade only by upgrading to Arma Hyper Flow Carbon Air Filter. After chatting with Li Hwa, a representative from Arma Speed. She has mentioned that the uniqueness of the Hyper Flow Carbon Fiber Air Intake System is a complete upgrade of your air intake system. Usually, when you upgrade your air intake, the main focus is always the airbox or the cold air intake compartment. Metal is a tremendous conductor of heat, and all the cold air's goodness will be lost when drawn to the pipe!
  4. Only one out of the 400 units of Ferrari Enzos is built with a bare carbon fibre body and that very unit is on sale now for a very large amount of money. According to Carscoops, this is the most special enzo ever produced. Its even more special than the 400th Enzo that was exclusively built for the Vatican which was donated for charity in the end. With the help of Carrozzeria Zanasi, a company that works very closly with Ferrari to help build custom cars for some of it customers, built this full carbon-bodied Enzo. It is now on sale at Exotic Motors for S$4.69 million if you have the cash!
  5. The radical Jaguar C-X75 unfortunately did not make it to production due to the ongoing global economic crisis. However, a few working prototypes were built. Up to three of these will be auctioned off, while one will go into a future Jaguar museum and the other will be kept by Jaguar for running demonstrations. Autocar U.K. was fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of one of these and did a review of the supercar that suffered from stillborn. The review was very positive and the reviewer commented that it is a shame that nobody will really get a chance to own one. The hybrid drivetrain consists of a turbocharged/supercharged 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors mounted at either end of the car, driving transaxles and powered by a liquid/air-cooled battery pack. The hybrid drivetrain is rated at 888bhp with a combined torque of 800Nm. The C-X75 could travel from 0 to 100km/h in 2.8 seconds. The C-X75's carbon fibre chassis was developed with the Williams F1 team.
  6. Lamborghini has round up its 50th anniversary celebration by unveiling the Egoista concept at a private birthday party that the automaker has thrown for itself. The uniqueness of the Egoista Concept lies in the fact that it is a single seater. The styling of the concept is said to be inspired by an Apache helicopter. This car will be suitable for the well-off who intends to reserve the privilege of supercar ridership to himself. Power comes from a 5.2-litre V10 engine with undisclosed output. However, looking at the output of a similar unit in the Gallardo, it would be safe to assume that the engine would generate over 500bhp. The supercar benefits from an extremely lightweight construction due to heavy use of carbon fibre. To reduce weight further, the cockpit canopy is removable. Hopefully, more details of the car will start coming in with additional photos from different angles. Apache helicopter
  7. The usage of advanced materials to cut vehicle weight has been rapidly increasing nowadays. Many automakers have started using materials such as aluminium, carbon fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics on their new models. Nissan has recently announced that they will initiate a new plan which will radically reduce vehicle weight over the next few years. The Japanese auto firm's plan will involve the usage of high strength steel in up to twenty five percent for all new vehicles. The usage of high strength steel in the automotive industry is nothing new and it has been proven that it could save unnecessary weight. But the usage of high strength has been very limited. This is due to it being very difficult to mould into complex shapes. And many automakers have chosen other materials in order to reduce vehicle weight. Nissan has developed a new 1.2 GPa ultra high strength steel which retains all the structural benefits of ordinary high strength steel but it offers a higher degree of formability and greater elongation. This will allow it to be used for parts which have complex shapes. Additionally, the company also mentioned that their current production lines are able to be modified to use the new high strength steel without any additional major upgrades. The company will start using the new material in 2017 and this will reduce vehicle weight by fifteen percent.
  8. The vehicle that you see here pretty much looks like a three-wheeled motorcycle. But many aspects on this vehicle are very much car-like. This three-wheeled contraption is made by a Canadian company known as Campagna Motors and it is known as the T-Rex 16S. The Campagna T-Rex 16S is the company's latest sub-model within the T-Rex range and it is equipped with a new engine when compared to the T-Rex 14R. Let me talk about the company a little before I continue on the T-Rex 16S. Campagna Motors has been making the three-wheeled T-Rex since the 1990s. A few years ago, they merged with another company, Cirbin which developed the wider and more fully-bodied V13R model and both models are manufactured in Montreal, Canada. Unlike the T-Rex 14R which is equipped with a 1.4-litre four cylinder engine sourced from Kawasaki, the T-Rex 16S is equipped with a 1.6-litre six cylinder engine sourced from BMW. Power output from the new engine has dropped to 160bhp but the torque has increased to 175Nm. The T-Rex 14R has a power output of 197bhp with a torque value of 153Nm. The engine is mated to a six speed sequential transmission and should be able to launch the 500kg vehicle to 100km/h in less than five seconds (the 14R completes the century sprint in 3.9 seconds). As mentioned above, much of the vehicle's features are very much car-like and one of them is the steering wheel. There is also a gear knob in the middle, two bucket seats and it has similar foot pedals that you will find in a car. In other words, anyone who is familiar with car-type controls would be able to drive the T-Rex. The Campagna T-Rex 16S has a tubular chassis and it comes with an integrated roll cage and a three-point safety harness. The bodyshell is made out of fibre glass and accentuated with several carbon fibre parts. The T-Rex 16S is available in eight different body colours and the one shown here is in Winter White. Due to its car-like features, the company has mentioned that most of its customers are car enthusiasts and most of them are attracted to the vehicle's ride stability and its unique looks. Image credit: Campagna Motors
  9. After the Audi R8 China Edition, the German carmaker has unveiled another limited edition of the super car for the Chinese market. The body of this special edition R8 is painted in Nordic Gold color. Carbon fiber material is applied to external areas such as the front spoiler, rear wing and diffuser and side mirrors. The coupe wears 19" alloys with a titanium hue to complement the body color. In the cabin, the passengers get pampered by exclusive Alcantara sport seats. The interior door handles and gear stick get carbon fibre treatment. The Nordic gold accent is applied throughout the cabin. The limited edition R8 quattro is powered by the 5.2-litre V10 FSI engine developing 525bhp and 530Nm of torque. The engine is connected to the R tronic single-clutch automated manual gear box. The super car goes from 0 to 100km/h in a mere 3.9 seconds. Limited to only 30 units, the special edition R8 is going at 2,628,000 Yuan (S$518,542). With rising affluence in China, you can bet that this will not be the last dedicated R8 for the economic powerhouse.
  10. Many carbon fibre parts were used to build the Lexus LFA and because of this, Toyota has pumped in a significant amount of money on carbon fibre manufacturing. This was done to reduce the costs of producing carbon fibre parts. After the last Lexus LFA rolled out of its production facility in December last year, the company had no other use for the lightweight material in a production model. So, what will happen to the carbon fibre facility that they have? Instead of shutting it down, Toyota will introduce future models with carbon fibre components. Toyota has unveiled a concept model at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon and the car receives a carbon fibre roof. The vehicle is a Mark X and it is named the Toyota Mark X G Sport Concept. The carbon fibre material replaces the steel roof and it reduces 5.8kg off the overall weight. It also lowers the vehicle's centre of gravity by an eighth of an inch. Although this may not sound like much to some people, but every little measure count. And this may also be the beginning of more usage of carbon fibre parts in the car which, in a way, helps to improve performance. Toyota did not reveal whether they will include the carbon fibre roof into the production version of the Mark X G Sport or if the concept is a one-off creation just for the auto show. Whatever the company decides on, I feel that only the premium grade models will get the carbon fibre treatment as it is an expensive material to manufacture.
  11. McLaren Automotive has launched a range of lifestyle products which are available in the British carmaker's eStore - www.mclarenstore.com. The new line of products is inspired by its MP4-12C sports car. Examples of accessories include a chronograph wristwatch, luggage bags, driving gloves, Polo T-shirt and cap. Just like the high end supercars that McLaren produces, its accessories do not come cheap. However, the good news is that there is a 50% off selected lines from now till 9am on Christmas day. For instance, a Polo T-shirt which is originally priced at
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    Lexus has built the last LFA

    On October 21, 2009, the production version of the Lexus LFA was unveiled on the first press day of the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. Introduced by Akio Toyoda at a press conference, it was disclosed that the vehicle would be limited to 500 production copies. Some three years later, the 500th unit of the LFA supercar has finally rolled off the production line at Japan's Motomachi Plant. A plaque showing the car's build number confirms this is the 500th LFA. It is time to bid farewell to the 552bhp V10 Japanese coupe. Chief engineer, Haruhiko Tanahashi, said, "I've lived and breathed supercars for the past decade. Specifically one supercar, LFA. Very few people have the opportunity we had to create a world-class supercar from a blank sheet of paper." This last LFA comes equipped with the Nurburgring Package. Given the high cost of construction and limited production, analysts do not expect LFA sales to be profitable. However, the coupe is intended to serve as a test-bed for new car technologies, including carbon fiber mass-production, and related performance vehicle development.
  13. BMW and Boeing have signed a deal to conduct research on new ways of carbon fibre recycling and manufacturing. Carbon fibre is highly regarded as a material for the future of the aerospace and automobile industry due to its low density and high mass. Both companies have plans on the usage of carbon fibre in their upcoming products. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is made up of 50% carbon fibre while BMW's i3 and i8 electric models will feature a cabin furnished with similar materials when they are launched. Larry Schneider, Boeing Commercial Airplanes' vice-president of product development, said that the collaboration was an important step in developing the use and end use of carbon fibre materials. "It is especially important that we plan for the end of life for products made from carbon fibre. We want to look at ways to reclaim and reuse those materials to make new products," he said. The BMW logo is portrayed as the movement of an aircraft propeller with the white blades cutting through a blue sky. Hence, it is befitting to find an aircraft material being used on the German marque.
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    Subaru BRZ XT Line Concept

    Toyota recently showcased a TRD version of the Toyota 86 at the Paris Motor Show. Toyota added a slew of TRD accessories on it which consists of items such as rear diffusers, larger sports wheels, adjustable suspension system and etc. Looks like owners or future buyers of the Toyota 86 will be spoilt for choices. But what about the owners or future buyers of the Subaru BRZ? Are they going to be stuck with the stock look or wait for aftermarket parts from third party manufacturers? Actually, they do not have to wait long because Subaru has come up with a concept for the BRZ. Known as the Subaru BRZ XT Line Concept, the Japanese automaker has given the already good-looking BRZ a more custom look. Rumour has it that the BRZ XT Line Concept could introduce a line of accessories or parts for the BRZ and also it could be the beginning of a forced-induced version of the car. The designation XT may sound familiar to some and that is because Subaru has used it before to name a certain model. The Subaru XT (known as the Subaru Alcyone in its home market) was a two door sports car that was available during the mid 1980s and up to the early 1990s. And the XT tag was also used on the Subaru Forester (second generation onwards) to denote the turbocharged versions. Details of the concept car was not given out but lets use the images as a guide to see what Subaru has added or changed. Firstly, the most obvious additions to the car are the carbon fibre parts (or just a carbon fibre wrap) of the side mirror, roof panel and rear spoiler. The blacked-out look extends to the eleven-spoke sports wheels. Bright red brake callipers (with a Subaru wording on it) are situated on all four corners of the car and they give the car some contrast in colour. XT Line badges are added to the fender vents, C-pillars, wheel caps and also on the left side of the front bumper. Inside the concept, the seats are wrapped in leather and given the same bright red colour of the brake callipers. An XT logo is stitched on both front seats. Carbon fibre trimmings are added to the top part of the gauge cluster and on the door panels as well. As mentioned above, Subaru did not say much about the BRZ XT Line Concept. Hopefully, more details of it will be released later in the future. While we may crave for a turbocharged BRZ, we probably have to wait a little longer for one. In the meantime, we can only enjoy these images. Photo credit: copyright of Drew Phillips / AOL
  15. [extract] As the automotive industry enters the 21st century, we could see more and more automakers adding or introducing a variety of features and structural bracing onto their new, redesigned models. And when there
  16. The current Audi R8 has been around since 2006 and the German automaker has decided that it is time for a change. Audi has projected a release date for the next-generation R8. The hard-top version will be released sometime in the second half of 2014 and the following year for the convertible version. Audi R8 GT Spyder Audi has revealed some details about the next-generation R8 and it seems that the company is taking a progressive approach to it. The next-generation Audi R8 will feature a two engine line-up and they will be naturally aspirated. The new engines will be enhanced versions of the 4.2 litre V8 (for the base model) and the 5.2 litre V10 (for the high performance version). Expected power output for the V8 engine is around 450bhp (414bhp). The V10
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    Nissan GTR R35

    [extract] Since its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007, the R35 GTR has captivated many, even non-JDM fans. Many have commented that it is this generation
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    The most expensive model scale car

    Collecting model scale cars can be a quite expensive hobby especially those who are particular with the amount of real-life details copied onto the scale models. Prices can range from a mere $5 up to the hundreds and even thousands, for those limited editions made by high-end scale model car companies. This Lamborghini Aventador scale model is rather unique. The reason why I would say that is because the value is much more expensive (worth around US$4.7 million) than a real life one. This scale model is made by a German scale model builder named Robert Gulpen and he made this item using very expensive materials. The model is roughly 1/8 the size of a real Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4. It is built entirely out of precious metals; such as gold and platinum, diamonds and even carbon fibre. This is not the first time he had built something like this. Previously, he had built a solid gold 1/18 Bugatti Veyron scale model. With his previous successful model scale Veyron, Gulpen intends to seek out a new scale build with the Aventador as he feels that he car has an uncompromising design. The result is rather spectacular. The car features solid gold suspension design, platinum cast wheels, gold plated carbon fibre body panels and seats lined with over 700 diamonds. If these luxurious items are not enough, Gulpen will add more exclusive modifications to the scale model. The scale model car will be put on auction and Gulpen hopes to raise more than US$670,000 through the auction. He also hopes to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world
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    Automakers taking an

    [extract] The usage of lightweight materials in cars is not something new. Many automakers have done it and this trend is increasing. Usually, carbon fibre is the preferred material choice. Recent reports have shown that several automakers plans to shed more weight from their cars by infusing more carbon fibre parts and some have even invested in companies that manufacture carbon fibre. The main factors of carbon fibre usage are pretty well known. It is light in weight, pretty strong and for some; it gives out an image of exclusivity especially when most people know that it is an expensive material. The Lamborghini Aventador is one good example of how automakers infuse carbon fibre into their creations. The Aventador
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    Will this be the Bugatti Veyron killer?

    Every now and then we would hear some news about a rather unknown automotive company introducing their exotic super sports car. Some companies eventually made their prototypes into production models, such as the Pagani Zonda, Bugatti Veyron, etc. and many others did not even go past the planning stage and their ideas and plans just got lost into oblivion. Now, a French design company, Genty, plans to build a car that will beat the Veyron in terms of speed. It is named the Genty Akylone. Around four years ago, the company planned to produce a lightweight supercar. First of all they designed a chassis that was mainly made of carbon fibre and aluminium. As the development goes by, every unnecessary item were omitted out and only the essentials were left in placed. With all these weight saving measures taking place, the car weighs around 1200kg, with a weight distribution of 58% at the rear and the rest at the front. The car will have a mid-mounted twin turbocharged 4.8 litre V8 engine, powering the rear wheels, plus a 7-speed sequential transmission. Genty did not reveal whether they are going to develop an engine for this project or they are going to use one from another manufacturer. Power wise, it is rumoured to be just over 1000bhp and 1198Nm of torque with a top speed of 354km/h. With a lightweight body and a powerful engine, the Akylone is expected to do 0-100km/h in just 2.7 seconds, 0-200km/h in 7.2 seconds and 0-295km/h in 14 seconds. In addition, a 9.8 seconds timing for the quarter mile sprint is also expected. In order to prove these timings, Genty will test the car at Nurburgring once it is ready. Exterior wise, the car will have scissors doors, rear diffusers, LED lights (front and rear) and a sporty, aggressive front snout. While the interior still looks conceptual, it will get sports seats and the latest gadgets a supercar would normally have. Pricing has not been confirmed yet and Genty plans to build 15 units for the Akylone which they will premiere it at next year
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    700bhp for Ferrari 599

    Back in 2007, Ferrari released the 599 GTB Fiorano as their flagship two-seater model. With a V12 6.0 litre engine and producing 612bhp, making it the most powerful Ferrari production car. It is one of those few cars whose engine output exceeds 100bhp per litre. Rumours have it that Ferrari is set to replace the 599 with a much lighter and more powerful grand tourer. Ferrari will unveil a replacement for the 599 GTB Fiorano during the Geneva Motor Show this coming March. Codenamed F152, the car will have a new engine and transmission, developed from the FF model. The new car will feature an even more powerful version of the FF
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    Why is carbon fibre so expensive?

    When carbon fibre was introduced in the 1960s, it was poised to not only take on fibreglass, but also a whole host of other materials. Initially used in the aerospace industry, carbon fibre is now used in numerous of other products, notably in automotive parts and accessories. Since it appeared more than 50 years ago and we have been using it for decades, why is this material which is lighter and tougher than steel, still so expensive? Well, apparently, carbon fibre has to go through an expensive process just to manufacture it. Before carbon fibre becomes carbon fibre, it starts as a base material, usually an organic polymer with carbon atoms binding together long strings of molecules called a polyacrylonitrile. To get the carbon part of carbon fibre, half of the starting material's acrylic needs to be kicked away. "The final product will cost double what you started with because half burns off," explains Bob Norris of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (Tennessee, USA) polymer matrix composites group. "Before you even account for energy and equipment, the precursor in the final product is something around $5 a pound." Forcing the acrylic to shed its non-carbon atoms takes monstrous machines and a lot of heat. The first of two major processing steps is oxidisation stabilisation. Here fibres are continuously fed through 50-100 foot-long ovens pumping out heat in the several hundred degrees Celsius range. The process takes hours and uses up lots of energy. Then the material goes through the carbonisation process. Although the furnaces here are shorter and don't run for as long as the previous step, they operate at much higher temperatures, at 1000 degrees Celsius for the initial step and then another round of heating with even higher temperatures. Just imagine the power bill for these processes and it doesn't end here. Manufacturers also have to deal with the acrylic that doesn't hold on during the heating process. Off gasses (the introduction of harmful chemicals into the environment) need to be treated so as not to poison the environment. After all of that, what we get are just strands of carbon fibre. They still need to be arranged into a lattice (criss-cross) in order to take advantage of the material's uni-directional strength. The arranged fibres have to be parallel and stretched evenly, every single one of them. A wavy strand in a lattice will put extra stress on a straight fibre, and that straight one will end up breaking first. To compensate for the possibility of an imperfect weave, manufacturers might thread in ten percent more of the already expensive fibres than is necessary. These strands alone are not what manufacturers need. Carbon fibre is used to reinforce composite materials. They are like steel bars in a block of concrete. Right now carbon fibres work with a thermoset resin. Together they make a composite that can be manipulated to take a certain shape. The problem is that once the resin has been shaped and cured in an autoclave, it cannot be modified without compromising its structural integrity. A small mistake means a lot of waste, including time. Thermosetting takes over an hour, which is a long time considering how fast the automotive industry stamps out body panels. The process of producing a carbon fibre product takes a lot of time and energy which eventually costs a lot of money. Until scientists or experts in this field comes up with a manufacturing process that costs lower and less time consuming, consumers have to bear with the prices of carbon fibre for now.
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    Further details on Murcielago

    [extract] Lamborghini has released more details on the Murcielago