While the 24 Hours of Le Mans doesn't officially start until 3pm on the Saturday, for PistonHeads and PHers the weekend begins days before. Even upon arrival at the campsite on Thursday afternoon, the tent pitches were filling up and the campers arriving. There were more than enough cars - Ferrari 458s, 911 GT3s, all sorts of TVRs and a pair of Rover SD1s - to make our transport of BMW M5 and Jaguar XF Sportbrake feel at home. Bravo to all those PHers who brought some very special cars to our campsite. Thursday is often dedicated to the best meal and sleep you'll get all weekend (this year's storm notwithstanding), ahead of our Friday Service at Classic British Welcome. Despite fears about the weather, Friday turned out gloriously sunny and warm, with all manner of machinery brightening up Saint Saturnin. While BMW was the celebrated brand - and enthusiastically embraced by our French hosts, with Z1s, E21 3 Series, E23 7 Series and a smorgasbord of M cars in attendance - the diversity … [Read more...] about PH at Le Mans 2018
Way back in the 1970s, when disco ruled and ABBA topped the charts, the Universal Japanese Machine, or UJM, was king of the roads. 40 years later, it appears the UJM has returned in all its glory as the 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS, priced locally at RM67,900 for the base model, and RM69,900 for the Special Edition. Right about now we will be seeing angry retorts from paultan.org readers about how this machine is over-priced for rolling nostalgia and this is all, well, someone’s fault. But as they say, thankfully, Malaysia is still peaceful, and we have the chance to ride our wonderful highways with the latest addition to the retro bike fad. When Kawasaki Motors Malaysia launched the Z900 naked sports a year or so ago, one thing that struck us was the four-cylinder mill would make a good basis for a retro bike. While some might like the Sugomi design trend, riding a motorcycle that looks like a Transformer is not everyone’s cup of motor oil. Thus, the announcement of the Z900RS … [Read more...] about REVIEW: 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS
Aside from the upcoming BMW 8 Series, the next-gen BMW Z4 is likely the second most exciting car to come from BMW. Not only is it the long-awaited replacement for the handsome-but-aging current-gen Z4, it’s the first BMW to come from the collaboration between the Bavarian brand and Toyota. It also shares its chassis and engine with the upcoming Toyota Supra. Plus, it shares much of its styling with the breathtaking Z4 Concept. So we’re all very excited about it. The model we’re most excited about, though, is the BMW Z4 M40i, the top-end M Performance model of the Z4 lineup. It will come with BMW’s new B58 3.0 liter turbocharged inline-six engine which is one of the best engines on the market. The Z4 M40i is expected to make between 355 hp and 385 hp, which is more than enough to be thrilling. All of that power and performance comes with a price tag, though, so the Z4 M40i won’t be cheap. Expect it to cost in the high $40k — low $50k range to start. … [Read more...] about Buy this upcoming BMW Z4 or this classic BMW Z1?
Por Yeudis Silva Hay muchos autos con etiqueta de clásico, que son buscados cada día pos coleccionistas y gente común que busca una de estas bellezas. Estas búsquedas son ya sea para su museo personal o para restaurar y ganar algunos billetes, sin embargo, algunos destacan por encima de los demás. Ver un auto clásico circular por la calle siempre atrae la mirada, y es que más que “raro”, trae un sentimiento de añoranza el ver un vehículo así rodar en las calles.Es por esto que decidimos hacer una recopilación con los 10 autos clásicos más interesantes de todos los tiempos. Tucker 48 Es un automóvil de turismo adelantado a su época, desarrollado por el empresario estadounidense Preston Tucker y fabricado en Chicago en el año 1948. Además de realizar pruebas de alta velocidad para la marca en el circuito de Indianapolis, también participó en la película de Francis Ford … [Read more...] about Cuáles autos clásicos han quedado como los más interesantes de los últimos tiempos.
The BMW Z1 is not just the German company’s original Z model, it’s also one of the most unique classic roadsters you can buy at the moment. This lovely example is a 1991 model with only 18,000 miles on the odometer. Finished in Chilli Red, it comes with a Classic BMW Certificate and is described to be in exceptional condition. BMW only made 8,000 Z1s, all of them left-hand drive and powered by a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine with 168 hp and 164 lb-ft (222 Nm) of torque. In fact the car’s underpinnings came from the E30 3-Series but the design choices of the Bavarian carmaker make the Z1 such a special vehicle. Read: Philippine’s president orders destruction of BMW Z1 among other cars The bodywork features plastic panels while the real party trick of the BMW Z1 is none other than its doors: instead of working like a normal hinged door, these slide up and down to open and close, making it possible to drive with them fully open. The cost for the coolest car … [Read more...] about Get The Coolest Doors On The Market And Bag A BMW Z1 For Free
Tweet TweetTechnik may not mean a lot to you because today the subsidiary company of BMW founded in 1985 with one purpose in mind: the development and the construction of BMW concept cars. The company has changed its name since then to BMW Forschung und Technik, or Research and Technology but the people that are behind this division have rarely changed and are responsible for some of the weirdest concept cars ever made. That recent rebrand happened in 2003 and also widened the area of activity of BMW Technik, now it is focused on not only designing and building technology applicable to concepts but technology applicable to all types of BMW vehicles. BMW Technik (or Forschung und Technik nowadays) has around two hundred people employed and their work covers all the areas of modern research, development and engineering of modern cars: hydrogen fuels, alternative driving solutions, active safety and driver assistance systems and information and communication systems and, of course, energy … [Read more...] about BMW celebrates 25 years of Technik
The deliveries of the retro-modern motorcycle, the Kawasaki Z900 RS have commenced in India. The brand delivered the first bike in the country at its Mangaluru dealership in Karnataka. The Kawasaki Z900 RS is a CBU product from the Japanese brand and costs INR 15.3 lakhs, ex-showroom. The motorcycle is available in two colours: Candytone Brown and Candytone Orange. The design of the Z900RS is inspired from the Kawasaki Z1 of the 1970’s. The bike’s underpinnings are from the Z900, which a whopping INR 7.62 lakhs cheaper. However, it should be noted that the Z900 is a CKD product. Also Read: 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 launched in India at INR 4.69 lakhs Power for the Kawasaki Z900RS comes from a 948 cc in-line four-cylinder engine. The DOHC mill makes 111 PS at 8,500 rpm and 98.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. Pairing with the engine is a 6-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. KRTC (Kawasaki Traction Control) and ABS are standard. The bike rides on 41 mm inverted front … [Read more...] about Kawasaki Z900 RS deliveries commence in India
We’ve had more BMWs featured on Rare Rides than any other marque. Aside from the BMW-powered Vixen motor home and the Alpina B7S, there was the Freeclimber, the mid-engine supercar flop called the M1, and the first experiment in the cabriolet Z category, the Z1.Let’s see what happens when BMW makes a car eight times better than the Z1.Some big names had their hands in the development of the Z8 you see before you. The design team was headed by Chris Bangle, and one Henrik Fisker drew up the exterior. There was a singular goal in mind at BMW: a follow-up tribute car to the rare, expensive, and beautiful 507 of the late 1950s. The 507 ended up a failure because it was so expensive (just 252 produced), and BMW was keen not to make the same mistake again.To this end, the Z8 wore a base price of $128,000. Though that’s not exactly cheap, there were a couple of reasons to justify those six figures. Underneath the Z8 lie a complicated aluminum space frame, and each car was … [Read more...] about Rare Rides: A BMW Z8 From 2001 Empties Your Wallet