Lancia Aurelia B20GT

 

Definitely one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen. We talk to the men behind the car to get the full history and engineering breakdown of this very rare car.

Only 9 total examples to be built

2nd Aurelia B20GT Outlaw produced by Thornley Kelham

Owned by Danny Sullivan, racing champion and winner of the 1985 Indianapolis 500

Approximately 5,000 labor hours invested

Based on the Bracco Aurelia race car for inspiration

3″ chopped roof and bespoke bodywork

Upgraded fuel-injected 2.8-liter Lancia V6 producing 180+ horsepower

4-speed manual transmission

The ultimate Lancia Aurelia B20GT

2,763 miles = 4,447 kilometers

The Lancia Aurelia B20 GT came from humble beginnings. The original Aurelias had production V6 engines, the first of their kind in an automobile, and it only took a matter of time before people started racing. With the first series of B20GT cars were built in early 1950, 2-door sports cars, they were considered some of the first Gran Turismo cars in the world. During the 1951 Mille Miglia, demand outstripped supply for these little sports cars after proving their worth during the races. With an adept chassis and significant power for the time, the cars were becoming popular and eventually evolved over time spanning the course of 6 different series of Aurelia B20GTs.

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/lancia/aurelia/1954/763452

 

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A Topless Ferrari With 1000 HP

Ferrari has revealed the new SF90 Spider, the droptop variant of the SF90 Stradale and the company’s first plug-in hybrid spider.

Although it sports a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the Ferrari SF90 isn’t about to blend into traffic like a Hyundai Ioniq or a Toyota Prius Prime.

Offered in hardtop-coupe Stradale and convertible Spider body styles, these Italian thoroughbreds are packing an amazing 986 horsepower and deliver pavement-blistering acceleration. Despite their stratospheric performance, the SF90 models don’t skimp on driver-and-passenger comfort, and both provide an impressive list of standard features including a reconfigurable digital gauge display, automatic climate control, and a leather-lined cabin. All this performance and exclusivity comes at an equally high-flying price, though—one that’s north of $500,000—but for the lucky few, this ultimate Ferrari will be worth every penny.

 

 

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IVECO – MAGIRUS: High-performance extinguishing technology

Extreme opponents call for extreme strategies.

Rugged, steep terrain, changing winds, no water source anywhere to be found, glaring heat, unpredictable flames devouring everything in their path: What may sound like a scene from a disaster movie is actually a thoroughly real forest fire. And thus the ideal scenario for Magirus vehicles, with the many extreme capabilities they need to facing an overpowering opponent. Single-tyre all-wheel chassis variants and elastic superstructure mounting make them extremely agile off-road, robust self-protection facilities make them extremely secure – and high-performance extinguishing technology makes them extremely successful. In the future, forest fires will rage in increasingly large numbers and sizes. And with us you’ll be extremely well prepared.

In recent years forest fires have increased in frequency and impact; we can assume that this trend will continue with the present development towards climate change. The last few years have clearly shown that global warming leads to an increased risk of forest fires. Working together with fire brigades around the world Magirus has developed vehicles and technologies for handling this risk and optimally equipping fire brigades.

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THE MOTORCYCLES OF LAMBORGHINI

Produced in just six units in 1986, the Design 90 was actually a disguised Kawasaki:

 

Mangusta, here’s what a NEW Lamborghini motorcycle could look like:

It was imagined by the designer Al Yasid: Ducati Diavel base, with elements typical of the car brand, from the use of composite materials to Y-shaped LED headlights.

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From the postwar period to the seventies (Fiat – filage movies)

In 1972 Fiat was the absolute leader in Europe with 1,164,064 cars sold, while the closest competitors they were well under one million: Ford 920,000 cars, Renault 854,000, Opel 745,000 and Volkswagen 672 thousand. Peugeot and Citroën, which would only merge into PSA in 1976, together reached 975 thousand. Fiat, which had not yet acquired Alfa Romeo (the change took place 14 years later), registered 804,000 cars in Italy and 360,000 in the rest of Europe, one third of which in Germany and one sixth in France.

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IVECO EUROCARGO 4X4

Eurocargo 4×4: the off-road truck
True off-road equipment

A 4X4 version to complement the classic 4X2.

The new Iveco Eurocargo 4X4, available with short cab and long cab with low roof, is equipped with a front maneuvering hook (standard) and with specific protections for off-road journeys: sheet metal bumper, headlight grille, radiator shield and two steps. retractable access. It is offered with parabolic or semi-elliptic suspension and in single wheel or twin wheel version.

 

Il nuovo Iveco Eurocargo 4X4, disponibile con cabina corta e cabina lunga a tetto basso, è equipaggiato con gancio di manovra anteriore (di serie) e con protezioni specifiche per i tragitti fuoristrada: paraurti in lamiera, griglia fari, scudo radiatore e due gradini di accesso retraibili. È offerto con sospensioni paraboliche o semiellittiche e in versione ruote singole o ruote gemellate.

 

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In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N

Protagonists of transport during the Second World War, the Fiat 626N and 666N started the mass production of Italian advanced cab trucks.

In 1939, Fiat presented the 626N and 666N (N stands for naphtha), two trucks that today we could define the border point between the past and the future in Italian truck production.

Their main feature was the advanced cabins, even if in reality they weren’t quite the first … The start of series production, however, gave way to that design evolution of truck cabs, which led to the abandonment of the style automotive.

The adoption of the advanced cabin moved the engine inside, covered by a large hood placed between the two seats. This large hood raised to allow routine maintenance.

For the most important interventions, the engine unit could be removed, with relative ease, by removing the bumper and the grille. It should be emphasized that the shape and layout of the cabin of the 626 and 666 remained so for many years, until the arrival of the tilting cabin.

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CLOACA MAXIMA

The Romans focused on what the Greeks considered of little importance, in particular the construction of roads, aqueducts and sewers to channel the city’s wastewater into the Tiber. ( TEVERE)”
Thus, in a famous passage from his Geography, Strabone expressed his admiration for the Roman infrastructure networks. In ancient times, although the microbiological nature of diseases was unknown, the correlation between stagnant water and human health was very clear, and the Rome of the origins needed a system that drained the streams that ran through its valleys. Thus was born the Cloaca Maxima, an impressive infrastructure that tradition assigns to the Great Rome of the Tarquins, but which in its current guise dates back to the Republican and Imperial age, when it assumed the function of the city’s sewer.

 

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The Secrets of Ancient Roman Concrete

By analyzing concrete used to build 2,000-year-old Roman structures, a team of scientists may have found a longer-lasting, greener alternative to modern cement.
SARAH PRUITT

History contains many references to ancient concrete, including in the writings of the famous Roman scholar Pliny the Elder, who lived in the 1st century A.D. and died in the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Pliny wrote that the best maritime concrete was made from volcanic ash found in regions around the Gulf of Naples, especially from near the modern-day town of Pozzuoli. Its virtues became so well-known that ash with similar mineral characteristics–no matter where it was found in the world–has been dubbed pozzolan.

By analyzing the mineral components of the cement taken from the Pozzuoli Bay breakwater at the laboratory of U.C. Berkeley, as well as facilities in Saudi Arabia and Germany, the international team of researchers was able to discover the “secret” to Roman cement’s durability. They found that the Romans made concrete by mixing lime and volcanic rock to form a mortar. To build underwater structures, this mortar and volcanic tuff were packed into wooden forms. The seawater then triggered a chemical reaction, through which water molecules hydrated the lime and reacted with the ash to cement everything together. The resulting calcium-aluminum-silicate-hydrate (C-A-S-H) bond is exceptionally strong.

https://www.history.com/news/the-secrets-of-ancient-roman-concrete

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