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Shooting-brake. 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shooting Brake Shooting-brake, shooting brake or shooting break is a car body style that has evolved through several distinct meanings over its history.

Shooting-brake

The term was later applied to custom-built wagons by high-end coachbuilders and subsequently became synonymous with station wagon or estate.[4][5][6][7][8] In contemporary usage, the term shooting-brake has broadened to include a range of vehicles from five-door station wagons — to three-door models combining features of a wagon and a coupé. In 2006, The New York Times said the shooting-brake was conceived "to take gentlemen on the hunt with their firearms and dogs. Etymology and historic examples[edit] A brake was originally a robust carriage chassis hooked to spirited horses to "break" them.[6] A shooting-brake became a variation of a wagonette—a vehicle with longitudinal seats in rows with either a rear door or side doors—provided with game and gun racks and accommodation for ammunition.[11]

Top Gear: cars, driving, supercars and the TV show. Williams F1 Portal. Williams Hybrid Power - Home. Careers Center - Welcome. 2010 Paris Motor Show. Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in Italian) is a two-door, two-seater, V10 high-performance lightweight limited edition car produced by Italian automaker Lamborghini, which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

The Sesto Elemento's name is a reference to the atomic number of carbon, in recognition of the car's extensive use of carbon fiber. Design[edit] The Sesto Elemento is equipped with a 6-speed semi-automatic transmission with paddle shift and all wheel drive system, mated to a 5.2 litre V10 engine borrowed from the Gallardo, generating 578 PS (425 kW; 570 hp) and 540 N·m (400 lbf·ft) of torque. The chassis, body, drive shaft and suspension components are made of carbon fiber, reducing the overall weight to a mere 999 kilograms (2,202 lb), a weight comparable to subcompact cars such as a Honda Fit.[1] It is the lightest car Lamborghini has ever produced. [citation needed] Limited release[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Official website.

Jaguar C-X75. Jaguar C-X75 is a hybrid-electric, two-seat, concept car from Jaguar which debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.

Jaguar C-X75

The C-X75 concept produces 778 horsepower through four electric motors, each of which drives one of the four wheels. The batteries driving these motors are recharged using two diesel-fed micro gas turbines instead of a conventional four-stroke engine.[2] It is described as an ideas model that will influence future design and technology.[3] The C-X75 was named in honour of Jaguar’s 75th anniversary, the C stands for concept and the X for experimental.[2][4] In May 2011 Jaguar announced plans to build from 2013 until 2015 a limited production of the Jaguar C-X75, with a downsized, boosted petrol engine instead of the micro gas turbines in the concept model. The plug-in hybrid supercar price was estimated between GB£700,000 - GB£900,000 (US$1.15 - US$1.48 million) depending on local market and taxes.

Engine and performance[edit] Jaguar-Cx75-photo-02.jpg (468×439) 340x_jaguar_c-x75_turbine.jpg (340×255) Www.skrhak.net/wp-content/plugins/rss-poster/cache/a6a40_Jaguar_C-X75_610x384.jpg. Lotus Esprit. The Lotus Esprit is a sports car that was built by Lotus in the United Kingdom between 1976 and 2004, as well as a future release in 2014.

Lotus Esprit

The silver Italdesign concept that eventually became the Esprit was unveiled at the Turin Motor Show in 1972 as a concept car, and was a development of a stretched Lotus Europa chassis. It was among the first of designer Giorgetto Giugiaro's polygonal "folded paper" designs. Originally, the name Kiwi was proposed, but in keeping with the Lotus tradition of having all car model names start with the letter "E", the name became Esprit. S1 (1976)[edit] The Esprit was launched in October 1975 at the Paris Auto Show, and went into production in June 1976, replacing the Europa in the Lotus model lineup.

The original Esprit was lauded for its handling and is said to have the best steering of any Esprit. 1977 S1 (modified into "submarine" mode), as seen in the film The Spy Who Loved Me S2 (1978)[edit] 1979 Lotus Esprit S2 JPS edition 1980 Lotus Esprit Essex Turbo. Wp-content/uploads/2010/10/espritlivea.jpg. The-New-2013-Lotus-Esprit-2.jpg (1280×850) McLaren Automotive. Explode - McLaren Automotive.com.