K42 Audace, the first pure custom explorer vessel built by CdM (Cantieri delle Marche)
Luxury superyacht AUDACE is a sturdy expedition yacht built by the Cantiere Delle Marche (CDM) shipyard in Italy with a launch in 2019. AUDACE or Project K42, as she was known, has made-to-measure interiors and exteriors designed by Studio Sculli, while her naval architecture is by Hydro Tec. She is able to accommodate up to 10-12 guests over 5 cabins.
NOTABLE FEATURES OF AUDACE: ~ spacious and private owner’s deck ~ Jacuzzi pool ~ great selection of water toys ~ fabulous aft deck alfresco dining option ~ outdoor cinema/dance floor ~ vast beach club/swim platform
AUDACE boasts accommodation for up to twelve guests over a five-stateroom layout, which incorporates a large owner’s deck/top deck with a nicely-sized bedroom, two bathrooms, a large saloon and exterior area with a Jacuzzi pool.
This area also features the helm station and the Captain’s quarters, while the bridge boasts a built-in panel with communication and navigation systems usually found on superyachts that are longer than 60 metres in length.
A 10-metre tender for long crossings is placed on the main deck with another 6-metre tender, jet skis, an SUV. This area can also be used as a sun deck when the toys are not on board. The lower deck features a fabulous beach club/swim platform for easy access to the water and to the water toys.
The Owner will leave on board all year round hence the need to create environments and amenities that perfectly fit his lifestyle.
La neve a Caserta ha messo in luce lo straordinario, ineguagliabile e prezioso “violino” disegnato e realizzato da Vanvitelli: la Reggia dei Borbone
The snow in Caserta has highlighted the extraordinary, unequaled and precious “violin” designed and built by Vanvitelli: the Borbone Palace
Luigi Vanvitelli; known in Dutch as Lodewijk van Wittel,
12 May 1700 – 1 March 1773) was an Italian engineer and architect. The most prominent 18th-century architect of Italy, he practised a sober classicizing academic Late Baroque style that made an easy transition to Neoclassicism.
Luigi Vanvitelli (Napoli, 12 maggio 1700 – Caserta, 1º marzo 1773) è stato un pittore e architetto italiano.
Il Vanvitelli è considerato uno dei maggiori interpreti del periodo del Rococò; eseguì un cospicuo numero di opere che ancor oggi caratterizzano il paesaggio di varie città italiane: a Caserta la scenografica Reggia, alla quale il suo nome è tuttora indissolubilmente legato, e l’imponente acquedotto Carolino; ad Ancona il grande Lazzaretto, su un’isola artificiale pentagonale da lui realizzata, e la chiesa del Gesù; a Napoli il Foro Carolino, il palazzo Doria d’Angri e la scala nella villa de Campora Gaudiosi a Cercola, la basilica della Santissima Annunziata e l’oratorio della Scala Santa; a Roma il difficile restauro della Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are the forerunners in a new concept, known as ‘Icona’ (Icon), that taps into a leitmotif of the most evocative cars in the company’s history to create a new segment of special limited series cars for clients and collectors. The intention is to use a modern aesthetic to reinterpret a timeless style, with technologically advanced components and the highest performance possible through continuous innovation.
The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are inspired by barchettas of the 1950s which were driven to victory in international motor sport not just by official works team drivers from the Scuderia, but also by a legion of gentlemen drivers who, in those years, frequently found themselves wheel to wheel with legendary professional drivers of the era.
The first ever Ferrari to be referred to as a barchetta was the open-top version of the 1948 166 MM. The name was coined by Giovanni Agnelli who, upon seeing the car for the first time at the Turin Motor Show that year, commented that it was less like a car and more like a barchetta, referring to the Italian for a small speed boat. The Touring-bodied 166 MM barchetta wrote Ferrari’s name firmly in the history books, winning first the Mille Miglia and then the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1949. This model was followed by other extraordinarily successful Ferrari Sports cars, such as the 750 Monza and 860 Monza which were inspiration for the name of the new models.
Barchettas were similar to spiders in form (two seaters), but had no roof or weather equipment. Instead of a full windscreen, they were equipped with just a small screen (single or wrap-around) and a removable tonneau cover over the passenger side. The Monza SP1 and SP2 are similar in concept, although the main difference is that they can be ordered either as a single-seater or as a two-seater.
The result is a car that seems sculpted by the wind. It is the purity of the styling elements that impresses – an aesthetic that is futuristic but, at the same time, a respectful yet un-nostalgic homage to the past.
Enzo Ferrari used to say that “If there is such a thing as a soul, engines have one”. This model’s soul is, as is true of all Ferraris, in its engine. The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are equipped with the most powerful naturally-aspirated V12 ever produced by Ferrari. Thanks to specific areas of development, the power of the 812 Superfast’s 6.5 litre has been increased by 10 cv to 810 cv at 8500 rpm with a slight increase in torque to 719 Nm at 7000 rpm.
Just like on racing cars, extensive use of carbon-fibre has been made throughout the construction of the Monza SP1 and SP2 to make them light and responsive and to enhance their sporty, aggressive visual appeal.
As these are completely en plein air sports cars with no windscreen, one of the biggest challenges was to create an aerodynamic solution that would ensure the driver enjoys the performance of the cars without being affected by issues caused by the barchetta configuration. The result was the patented “Virtual Wind Shield” which is integrated into the fairing ahead of the instrument panel and the steering wheel, providing exceptional driving comfort.
La Costruzione Automobili Intermeccanica (oggi conosciuta come Intermeccanica International Inc. o più semplicemente Intermeccanica) è una casa automobilistica fondata a Torino nel 1959 da Frank Reisner. Oggi la compagnia è guidata da Henry Reisner, figlio di Frank, e ha il suo quartier generale a Vancouver.
Intermeccanica (formally Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica) is an automobile manufacturer, founded in Torino, Italy, in 1959 by Frank Reisner. It subsequently moved first to the United States, then to Canada, and is currently headed by Frank’s son, Henry Reisner.
Il dirigibile (o aeronave) è un aeromobile che si sostenta grazie alla spinta di un gas più leggero dell’aria, galleggiando, secondo il principio di Archimede, in base al volume di aria spostata, allo stesso modo di palloni e mongolfiere, e che si muove spinto da motori come gli aerei.
Nei dirigibili dunque i motori hanno prevalentemente una funzione propulsiva e non anche una di sostentazione come nel caso degli aeroplani. Un dirigibile a cui si fermino contemporaneamente tutti i motori non cade ma si muove spinto dal vento come un pallone libero (vedremo più avanti una parziale eccezione a questa regola).
Un dirigibile è costituito da
– un involucro destinato a contenere il gas (o le celle del gas)
– una “gondola” e i vani per l’equipaggio e il carico
– uno o più motori
– gli impennaggi necessari per stabilizzare la traiettoria e consentire la manovra del dirigibile in movimento
I gas di sostentazione possono essere:
– l’idrogeno: solleva molto (circa 1,1 kg per mc), costa poco, è infiammabile
– l’elio: solleva molto (circa 1 kg per mc), costa molto, non è infiammabile
– l’aria calda: solleva poco (circa 0,3kg per mc) costa poco, non è infiammabile
La regolazione della quota può essere effettuata:
– in modo statico mediante sgancio di zavorra (per salire) o fuoruscita di gas (per scendere) o mediante variazioni di temperatura del gas
– in modo dinamico attraverso l’azione delle superfici di governo o la spinta di eliche orientabili.
The airship (or airship) is an aircraft that sustains itself thanks to the thrust of a gas lighter than air, floating, according to the principle of Archimedes, based on the volume of air displaced, in the same way as balloons and hot air balloons, and it moves driven by engines like planes. In airships, therefore, the engines mainly have a propulsive function and not a support function as in the case of airplanes. An airship that stops at the same time all the engines do not fall but moves pushed by the wind like a free ball (we will see a partial exception later this rule).
An airship consists of
– an enclosure designed to contain gas (or gas cells)
– a “gondola” and the rooms for the crew and the cargo
– one or more engines
– the levies necessary to stabilize the trajectory and allow the maneuver of the moving airship
Supporting gases can be:
– hydrogen: raises a lot (about 1.1 kg per cubic meter), costs little, is flammable
– helium: raises a lot (about 1 kg per cubic meter), costs a lot, is not flammable
– hot air: it raises a little (about 0.3kg per cubic meter) is cheap, it is not flammable
The adjustment of the quota can be made:
– static by means of ballast release (to go up) or gas release (to go down) or by variations in gas temperature
– dynamically through the action of the steering surfaces or the thrust of adjustable propellers.
Records and history
– 1852, Giffard (Fra): the first ever, the first with a steam engine
– 1872, Dupuy de Lome (Fra): the first to propel … muscular
– 1883, Tissandier (Fra): the first with an electric motor
– 1884, La France (Krebs & Renard) (Fra): the first to return to the starting point
– 1898, Santos Dumont n1 (Bras): the first with a petrol engine (working)
– 1900, Zeppelin LZ1 (Germ): the first rigid
– 1903, Julliot-Lebaudy n.1 “La Jaune” (Fra): the first semi-rigid
– 1905, Almerico da Schio (Ita): the first Italian
– 1910, Clemént-Bayard II (Fra): the first across the Channel
– 1911, P2 (Ita): the first in war
– 1919, R 34, (GB): The first across the Atlantic (and back)
– 1921, C7, (USA): the first to helium
– 1926, N1 – Norge (Ita – Nor): the first on the North Pole (also the first to cross the Arctic)
– 1929, LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (Germ): the first around the world
– 1944, A team of 6 “Class K” airships of 12,000 cubic meters (USA): the first blimp across the Atlantic (58 h), from the USA to Morocco via Azorre.
Il progetto fu sviluppato da Umberto Nobile con la collaborazione di Celestino Usuelli, Eugenio Prassone e Gaetano Arturo Crocco, ingegnere del genio e pioniere dei dirigibili italiano. Il Roma, nel 1921,
venne acquistato per 165.000 dollari dall’esercito degli Stati Uniti.
The project was developed by Umberto Nobile with the collaboration of Celestino Usuelli, Eugenio Prassone and Gaetano Arturo Crocco, engineer of genius and pioneer of Italian airships. The Rome, in 1921,
The OEX by Hamid Reza Bekhradi seems to be the future of the “overland trucks,” currently in use for the touristic overland expeditions. Developed for the year 2020, in collaboration with Fiat Professional design center and IVECO styling office, the concept vehicle largely focuses on improving the visibility of the passengers on board to enhance their experience. Featuring a big porthole with panoramic seats facing the sides of the road and a hatch on the tail that opens toward the rear, together with a lateral extendible balcony with a built-in binocular, the sightseeing vehicle lets the passengers view as well shoot all around without any obstruction.
The race was won by British driver Tony Brooks driving a Ferrari Dino 246.
Brooks dominated the race, leading all 50 laps and winning by 27 seconds over his American Scuderia Ferrari team mate Phil Hill.
Gran Premio di Francia del 1959 … .di storia della velocità
La gara è stata vinta dal pilota britannico Tony Brooks alla guida di una Ferrari Dino 246.
Brooks ha dominato la gara, guidando tutti i 50 giri e vincendo di 27 secondi sul suo compagno di squadra americano Phil Scuderia Ferrari.
Il nome Dino era in omaggio allo scomparso figlio di Enzo Ferrari mentre la sigla 246 indicava la cilindrata di 2,4 litri ed il numero di cilindri 6 con disposizione a V. Questa denominazione, ereditata dalla precedente 206, venne ripresa anche dalle successive 208 e 308 GT4.
The name “Dino” honors the founder’s late son, Alfredo “Dino” Ferrari, credited with designing the V6 engine used in the car. Along with engineer Vittorio Jano, Dino persuaded his father to produce a line of racing cars in the 1950s with V6 and V8 engines.