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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Radial Engine Goggomobile?

Radial Engine Goggomobile

The Goggomobil isn’t exactly an awesome car, and 360 horsepower is no longer an inspiring figure, but when that horsepower comes from a 10,220cc, 9-cylindar radial engine that was originally commissioned for 1930’s airplanes, and it’s rear mounted in a custom Goggomobil, the sum is much greater than the parts.

Radial Engine Goggomobile Detail

To put these two together, Uwe Wulf had to build almost everything from scratch, including a custom-built two-speed transmission and independent rear suspension.

It might not be the flashiest car in the world, but I challenge you to find one that’s more impressive.

[Radial Engine Goggomobil]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Robb Report ECOSSE Motorcycle?

Ecosse Moto Works Robb Report Titanium Series

The ECOSSE Moto Works’ Robb Report Limited Edition Titanium Series Motorcycle and Timepiece is perhaps the finest piece of two wheeled transportation you can buy today.

Ecosse Moto Works Robb Report Titanium Series Back

Featuring a combination of old-world craftsmanship, computer-controlled accuracy, American muscle, exquisite lines, race-bred components, a supercharged, intercooled, fuel injected, billet motor, and the first-ever all-titanium chassis, the lightweight, carbon-fiber beauty is a sight to behold.

Additional features include hand-painted pinstripes, carbon fiber wheels, a handcrafted titanium race exhaust, Öhlins MotoGP-grade suspension, a six-speed overdrive transmission, billet ISR brakes with 12 individual brake pads up front, adjustable ergonomics, and 200+ horsepower on tap at the twist of a wrist.

Ecosse Moto Works Robb Report Titanium Series Detail

Along with the bike, the 10 proud new owners will also receive a BRM watch with an automatic chronograph, brushed-titanium bezel, a two-sided band, and a serial number that matches the one engraved on the bike.

Want one of your own?

Just cut them a check for $275,000, and I’m sure the Robb Report will be happy to deliver.

Ecosse Titanium Series Spec Sheet

[Robb Report – ECOSSE Moto Works’ Robb Report Limited Edition Titanium Series]

…Emma Ely knows how to drive?

Emma Ely Camaro

In 1970, Emma Ely bought a brand new Chevy Camaro SS 350. 38 years later, she’s racked up a total of 1,104,000 miles on the well worn V8.

Assuming a purchase price of $3,500, that means Emma has paid about 3/10 of a cent per mile for the car! To put that in perspective, if you pay $30,000 for a car and then drive it for 100,000 miles, you’ll have paid 30 cents per mile, or 100 times as much as Emma!

What’s even more amazing is that the engine, transmission, and rear end are all original, and have never required a major overhaul.

According to Emma, she gets the oil changed every 3,000 miles (that’s 368 oil changes during the life of the car) and attributes the car’s longevity to her careful attention to any maintenance issues.

Talk about getting your money’s worth!

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Edo Competition tried their luck on the Ferrari Enzo?

Edo Competition Ferrari Enzo

For Edo Competition, nothing is sacred.

The latest car to go under their knife is the Ferrari Enzo, and despite the fact that many Ferrari purists would argue that the Enzo is perfection embodied, Edo would disagree.

Changes include a new ram-air intake system, high-flow air filters, FXX style headers, high-flowing cats, a new exhaust system with remote-controlled butterfly valves to adjust sound levels on the fly, and a modified ECU that helps power levels reach 700 hp and 527 lb.-ft. of torque.

That power is then moved through a retuned transmission that replicates the shift times of the FXX bretherin, and then out through the 19 and 20 inch blacked out rims that are an Edo special.

Suspension has also seen some improvements, with compression and rebound that have been adjusted to match the FIA GT MC12.

According to Edo, 62 mph is now dispatched in just 3.5 seconds, and the car will reach 186 mph in just 22 seconds.

I guess even perfection has some room for improvement!

[Edo Competition – Ferrari Enzo]

[Via: Autoblog]

(And for an HD video of the Edo Enzo in motion (With sound; Oh the sound!) check out Speed and Motion.

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Triple Play?

Triple Play

How do you make an ’89 Isuzu Pickup stand out from the crowd?

Easy: Shave the body, lower it to the ground, and add two extra axles!

This Isuzu, known as Triple Play, was created by Word of Mouth Customs, and features suicide doors, a sliding ragtop, 11 extra feet in the bed to accommodate the extra axles, angles license plate, Tangerine Pearl paint, a 3-inch body-drop, Amigo fenders, a ’95 Rodeo chrome grill, Rodeo bumpers and headlights, a shaved dash, bone suede and tangerine vinyl interior, 18-inch rims, airbag suspension, a 350ci small-block Chevy V8, 700-R4 transmission, and enough chrome to keep the owner polishing for days.

It might not be everyone’s style, but it sure does stand out.

[Truckin’ Magazine – Triple Play]

[Via: Jalopnik]