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2010年12月27日

Lexus LX 570 to feature “glass fake” photo luminescent material

 
I just came across with an article on CAR ME's website about the upgrades for the Lexus LX 570 in UAE, and what really caught my attention was the “glass fake” photo luminescent material available in conjunction with a new exterior colour called ‘Starlight Black’! The article refers to this material as ‘the sparkles of  sparkles of a star filled night sky through a new “glass fake” photo luminescent material'.

I did a quick search on the net, but no photos at all. I visited also the Lexus US website, where the LX is also available, but again nothing... I won't give up though. It sounds like a bargain version of RR's "Starlight Headlining”... available as an option on the Phantom Coupé, which is basically over 1,600 fibre-optic lights being hand-set into the headlining! Cost? $12,100... Ouch!

Other changes for 2011 include a new new soft semi aniline leather dyed in saddle tan tone and matched with a black tonality. The two-tone effect is continued on the dash and door panels.

[Sources: CAR Middle East, Drive Arabia]

Honda RA273... pure simple beauty!!!

Honda's F1 car over the period 1966-7, the RA273, didn't prove to be a very successful one - 9 races, 0 wins, 0 poles, 1 fastest lap - but it definitely looks the part!!!

The engine was re-designed from the RA272's 1,500cc V12 to a brand new 3,000cc V12 due to the change of regulations before the 1966 season. The new engine was designed by Shoichiro Irimajiri.

This story brings to my mind the famous quote: Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure. 'Soichiro Honda'

[Sources: Wikipedia, Flickr]

MODELLISTA body kits for new Toyota Vitz

Following the previous post showing some MODELLISTA options for the new Vitz (aka Yaris), here are some more images showing the body kits. In total, there are three different packages, MODELLISTA for RS (モデリスタバージョン for RS); MODELLISTA I (モデリスタバージョンI) and MODELLISTA II (モデリスタバージョンII). You can visit the official webpage by clicking here.

Nissan Leaf's aerodynamic design

Following the post about the Nissan Leaf's rear aerodynamic design, here is an interesting photo showing the underfloor design at the front.