Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Porsche Plan To Develop Horizontally Opposed 8 Cylinder Engine

A flat engine is an internal combustion engine with multiple pistons that move in a horizontal plane. Typically, the layout has cylinders arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft and is generally known as the boxer, or horizontally-opposed engine—not to be confused with opposed-piston engines, which are mechanically different.

Porsche Plan To Develop Horizontally Opposed  Cylinder Engine

The German’s are known to be obsessed with new technology and this fetish for research and development does lead to numerous awe-inspiring products. Take the example of Porsche. The car that has had its engine stuck to its back since its birth more than half a century ago. Porsche’s have always managed to defy the laws of nature. A horizontally-opposed engine has also been the trademark of Porsches. Porsche has moved on from a flat-4 cylinder setup to a flat-six cylinder configuration.

Now, Porsche engineers could come up with yet another revolutionary engine. A horizontally-opposed 8-cylinder engine could power Porsche’s high end supercars in the future. Porsche is mulling a supercar that will be placed above the current 911 range but below the hypercars of the past like the Carrera GT and the latest 918 Sypder. We could see this new engine in the sports car Porsche is planning to take on Ferrari with.

Porsche Plan To Develop Horizontally Opposed  Cylinder Engine 1The Porsche management wants a car to rival the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini directly. The main reason why the new supercar will need a brand new engine is because, in its current flat-six configuration, the engine can only accommodate up to 4 litres which in modern supercar terms is really not enough. Hence, a flat-eight could be the answer. By the looks of it, Porsche might also stick with the rear-engine setup for the new supercar.

Porsche Plan To Develop Horizontally Opposed  Cylinder Engine 2The new engine is set to be the basis for future models and we could see smaller capacity engines derived from the new flat-8 that could make it into future 911s. Turbocharging is what Porsche might stick to in the future and the flat-4/flat-6 engines of the future may not be naturally aspirated as they are now. Although, no plans have been confirmed, the ever tightening grip of emission norms has forced automakers to come up with more cleaners and greener engines. Turbocharged smaller capacity engines are slowly becoming the trend and could be around for a while unless somebody comes up with an even better alternative.

Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone Estimated Net Worth In September 2011 | Who Is The Richest Person In Italy

Francesco Caltagirone Net Worth In Sep’ 2011 : $2.85 Billion (USD)

Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone net worth 2011

Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone (born 1943) is an Italian businessman. He controls the holding company Caltagirone S.p.A. with interests in cement manufacturing, real estate, construction and publishing (with Caltagirone Editore).

Caltagirone was born in Rome. He is married and has three children: Francesco, Alessandro, and Azzurra (who has a daughter, Caterina, with her husband the Italian politician Pier Ferdinando Casini).

Caltagirone was ranked number 258 on the 2006 Forbes billionaire list and the seventh richest person in Italy.

David Copperfield Net Worth In The World 2011 | No. 1 Magician In The World 2011

David Copperfield  Net Worth In 2011 – $150 Million (USD)

David Copperfield net worth in 2011

David Copperfield (16,Sep 1956) is an American illusionist, described by Forbes in 2006 as the most commercially successful magician in history.Best known for his combination of storytelling and illusion, Copperfield has so far sold 40 million tickets and grossed over $1 billion.

Copperfield was born David Seth Kotkin in Metuchen, New Jersey. When Copperfield was 10, he began practicing magic as "Davino the Boy Magician" in his neighborhood, and at the age of 12, became the youngest person ever admitted to the Society of American Magicians.

Shy and a loner, the young Copperfield saw magic as a way of fitting in and, later, as a way to get girls.As a teenager, Copperfield became fascinated with Broadway and frequently sneaked into shows, especially musicals featuring Stephen Sondheim or Bob Fosse.By age 16, he was teaching a course in magic at New York University.

Danica Patrick Youngest Powerful Woman In World 2011 | Danica Patrick Estimated Net Worth in August 2011

Danica Patrick Estimated Net Worth in August 2011: $18 Million (USD)


Danica Sue Patrick (March 25, 1982) is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is currently competing in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series.Patrick currently drives the #7 Honda/Dallara for Andretti Autosport.

Danica Patrick began racing go-karts when she was 10 and was competing and training for auto racing by the time she was 16. She was named IndyCar Rookie of the Year in 2005, and won the 2008 Indy Japan 300, becoming the first woman to win an Indy Car race.

She placed 3rd in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was both a personal best for her at the track, and the highest finish by a woman in the event's history. In 2010, Patrick began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving the #7 Chevrolet Impala for JR Motorsports part-time. She also has an equity stake in her #7 team.She had her best career finish of 4th in series on March 5, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway—the best finish by a woman in a NASCAR top-circuit.

Ratan Tata Estimated Net Worth 2011 | Richest Person In India 2011

Ratan Tata Income Net Worth In 2011 : $970 Million (USD)

Ratan Tata net worth 2011

Ratan Naval Tata (28 Dec 1937) is the present chairman of Tata Sons and therefore, Tata Group. He is also the chairman of major Tata companies such as

  • Tata Steel
  • Tata Motors
  • Tata Power
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tata Tea
  • Tata Chemicals
  • The Indian Hotels Company and
  • Tata Teleservices.

But he does not figure in the Forbes' list of Indian millionaires because a large number of the shares (around 65.8%) of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, is held by charitable trusts.

The young lad who left the IBM job and brewed the corridors of his own company, is today the Chairman of Tata Group of Companies and has his company listed in New York Exchange. His latest expedition is the Tata Elegante the latest Tata four wheeler he presented at the Geneva Car Expo.

Ratan Tata was adopted by Naval Tata and Soonoo Commisariat in the Tata family.Tata is set to retire in December, 2012.

Fiat Grande Punto Hatchback Unveils At Frankfurt Motor Show With Two New Engines

Fiat Grande Punto

The saucy little Fiat Grande Punto has decided to get itself a makeover and along with that two new engine even as it heads to the Frankfurt Motor Show to show it all off. The Italians for sure know a thing or two about making an already gorgeous looking even more appealing. The Fiat Grande Punto was already a sexy set of wheels to begin with. Now, Fiat’s designers have given the car a brand new grille and new headlamps along with turn indicators that now have their own place under the headlamps, a major departure from the usual headlamp integrated ones.

The front bumper gets some more sculpting while the 15 incher wheels get terrific looking alloy rims with no less than fourteen spokes. The rear too sees some changes with the tail lamps getting a brand new design. The Punto logo now gets plastered onto the middle of the hatch door, which itself looks to be redesigned. The redesign is carried on to the bumper of the car along with the reverse lamp getting a new shape. In a nutshell, hot has just got hotter.

Fiat Grande Punto side view

The makeover isn’t just skin deep though. The highly acclaimed 1.3 liter FIAT Multijet diesel engine now breathes better through some tweaking to the turbo charger to bump up peak power from 75 to 85 Bhp. The 1.3 Liter engine uses a host of fuel saving technologies like a variable oil pump and an intelligent alternator to further boost fuel economy to a stupendous 28 KMPL. Of course, this stellar fuel economy figure being in Europe means that it will be a few kilometers lower in Indian conditions.

Fiat Grande Punto rear view

Coming to the other new engine Fiat’s path breaking MultiAir petrol engine technology finds its way onto the facelifted Punto’s engine bay. The 900cc twin cylinder turbopetrol engine is good for 85 Bhp of peak power and a very torquey 145 Nm of peak twist. This engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox. With all of this and then some more, the new Fiat Grand Punto is expected to make quite a splash at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

2011 Audi Urban Concept Sport Back Model

2011 Audi Urban Concept front side

The Audi urban concept is a 1+1-seat, ultra-light car for congested urban spaces. The Audi urban concept is not based on any previous model, the Audi urban concept combines elements of a racing car, a fun car and an urban car into one radical new concept. In addition to a Sportback model, Audi is also presenting a Spyder variant.

2011 Audi Urban Concept front

The Audi urban concept has a sleek body. The wheels are free-standing, their surrounding protective plates feature blinking strips of LED lights. On board there is room for two people, their position slightly staggered and at a sporty, low level.

2011 Audi Urban Concept cockpit

All controls and materials are subject to the dictates of ultra-lightweight construction in order to ensure that the sensory experience they convey is unique and compelling. The driver can adjust the steering wheel and pedals to his own body measurements. Characteristic features of the Spyder include its low, continuous window area and its doors that open diagonally to the top.

2011 Audi Urban Concept interior

The cockpit consists of carbon fiber-reinforced polymer, which integrates the undercarriage of both seats. The Audi urban concept rolls on wheels with a 21-inch diameter.

2011 Audi Urban Concept top view

Two e-tron electric motors provide the propulsion, a lithium-ion battery supplies the energy.

2011 Audi Urban Concept without rroof

2011 Audi Urban Concept rear view

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy - Specification, Features & Price In India 2011

Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy side view


Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy 2011

General information


Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy




Custom / cruiser


70.4 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes

Price as new (MSRP):

Rs.19.7 Lakhs. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.

Engine and transmission


1584.00 ccm (96.66 cubic inches)

Engine type:

V2, four-stroke

Engine details:

Twin Cam 96B


127.00 Nm (12.9 kgf-m or 93.7 ft.lbs) @ 3000 RPM



Bore x stroke:

95.3 x 111.1 mm (3.8 x 4.4 inches)

Valves per cylinder:


Fuel system:

Injection. Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)

Fuel control:


Lubrication system:

Pressurized, dry-sump

Cooling system:




Transmission type,


final drive:


9-plate, wet


Primary Drive: Chain, 34/46 ratio. Final Drive: Belt, 32/66 ratio

Exhaust system:

Chrome, over/under shotgun exhaust with dual mufflers

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame type:

Mild steel tubular frame; rectangular section backbone; stamped, cast, and forged junctions; forged fender supports; MIG welded

Rake (fork angle):



147 mm (5.8 inches)

Front suspension:

41.3mm telescopic, “beer can” covers

Front suspensiontravel:

130 mm (5.1 inches)

Rear suspension:

Hidden, horizontal-mounted, coil-over

Rear suspension travel:

109 mm (4.3 inches)

Front tyre dimensions:


Rear tyre dimensions:


Front brakes:

Single disc. 4-piston

Front brakes diameter:

292 mm (11.5 inches)

Rear brakes:

Single disc. 2-piston

Rear brakes diameter:

292 mm (11.5 inches)


Silver, Bullet Hole Disc Cast Aluminum

Physical measures and capacities

Dry weight:

314.8 kg (694.0 pounds)

Seat height:

699 mm (27.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.

Overall length:

2,396 mm (94.3 inches)

Ground clearance:

130 mm (5.1 inches)


1,638 mm (64.5 inches)

Fuel capacity:

19.70 litres (5.20 gallons)

Oil capacity:

3.30 litres (0.22 quarts)

Other specifications




Electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual tripmeter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, 6-speed indicator light

Factory warranty:

24 months, unlimited mileage (US)

Color options:

Vivid Black, Scarlet Red, Brilliant Silver Pearl, Flame Blue Pearl, Black Ice Pearl

Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy top view

Top 10 Most Powerful Forces In The World | Top 10 Army Forces In The World 2011

01. The United States of America

The United States of America army forces

United States of America is the number one super power in the world. It is the most influential country that contains the world’s strongest army and a powerful democracy, as well. United States reached to the highest powerful position after a long struggle and hard work. It is more commonly known as the Super power and it contains a highly influential media. This country is a prestigious and influential member of a number of influential bodies.

02. Russian Federation

Russian Federation army forces

This country contains the world’s second most powerful army and it controls several states in the Central

Asian region. This country contains a large population. Due to its heavy population, it is safe from all kind of external influences on its internal politics, economic and financial issues.It can turn into a super power due to its powerful force.

03. Peoples Republic of China

Peoples Republic of China army forces

This country contains the world’s 4th largest GNP. This country has received supremacy over France and Great Britain in last few years. This country contains a large and powerful army.

04. France

France army forces

It is the world’s 5th most powerful country and it is the prestigious and influential member of UN Security Council. It is a nuclear power country with the influence on many African nations.

05. Britain

Britain army forces

Britain is the member of UN Security Council and it is a powerful nuclear country. It is considered to have the world’s most stable democracy. This country influences on world politics. It is number one in music, films, media and other activities. This country is also the member of European Union.

06. Japan

Japan army forces

Japan contains a large economy and it is one of the leading democratic power countries. This country has a large population but due to tough competition, it comes after above five countries.

07. Republic of India

Republic of India army forces

This country is very popular and contains a powerful democracy. It is a rapidly growing country and it is a nuclear power.

08. Federal Republic of Germany

Germany army forces

t contains the world’s third largest economy and it is the most influential and powerful member of the European Union. Germany lost much of its influence on world during the WWII.

09. Pakistan

Pakistan army forces

Pakistan has a large population of Muslims and it is a nuclear power. It has one of the strongest world armies. It has greatly influenced by dictatorship and military interference and due to which its democracy becomes weak. This country has a great potential to grow.

10. Republic of Brazil

Bazil army forces

It is a large Latin American county, it is considered to have the world’s largest Portuguese speaking population. This country has an influential and stable media. This country has secure relations with rest of the world.

Top 10 Music Directors Net Worth In All Time History Of The World | Richest Music Directors In The World 2011

1.Michael Jackson (US) : Net Worth – $1 Billion (USD). 

Michael Jackson net worth

2.John Lennon - The Beatles (UK) : Net Worth – $800 Million (USD). 

John Lennon net worth

3.Frank Sinatra (US) : Net Worth – $600 Million (USD). 

Frank Sinatra net worth

4.Elvis Presley(Mississippi) : Net Worth – $300 Million (USD). 

Elvis Presley net worth

5.A.R.Rahman (India) : Net Worth – $280 Million (USD). 

A.R.Rahman net worth

6.Ceilne Dion (Canada) : Net Worth – $260 Million (USD). 

Ceilne Dion net worth

7.Alla PugaCheva (Russia) : Net Worth – $160 Million (USD). 

Alla PugaCheva net worth

8.Angus Young(AC/DC) (Scottish) : Net Worth – $140 Million (USD). 

Angus Young net worth

9.Benny Andersson (Sweden) : Net Worth – $130 Million (USD). 

Benny Andersson net worth

10.Bing Crosby  (US) : Net Worth – $100 Million (USD) 

Bing Crosby

Monday, August 22, 2011

Teh Hong Piow Estimated Net Worth In 2011 | Who Is The Richest Person In Malaysia

Teh Hong Piow  Net Worth In August 2011 : $4.7 Billion (USD)

Teh Hong Piow

Teh Hong Piow (14 March, 1930), the Chairman of Public Bank Berhad in Malaysia, was born in Singapore.He is 223rd richest person in the world and the 5th richest in Malaysia. He attended his formal primary and secondary education at the Anglo-Chinese School in Singapore. He has been married to Puan Sri Tay Sock Noy since 1956 and they have four children - three daughters and a son.

He began his banking career in 1950 as a Bank Clerk in Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd. and rose in rank to officer within five years. He joined Malayan Banking Berhad as Manager in 1960. Later in 1964, he was promoted to the position of General Manager at the young age of 34. Teh then left Malayan Banking in 1966 to set up Public Bank.

One of Malaysia's wealthiest businessmen, Piow obtained three degrees at the unaccredited Pacific Western University and two PhDs at Clayton University and University Malaya.

Shelby Super Cars Unveils Tuatara 1350 HP Concept Car 2011

The Tuatara is powered by a twin-turbocharged 7.0L V8 with 1,350 horsepower that is mated to a seven-speed transmission.

SSC Tuatara 1350HP Front View

The Bugatti Veyron was the car that set a benchmark for those who dare to break the 250 miles per hour barrier. The Veyron was the first car to beat the McLaren F1′s 240 mph record.

SSC Tuatara 1350HP side view

This was the challenge for other super car makers of the world and while some never came even close to the Veyron’s 253 mph top speed, few like SSC from America did manage to beat it. The SSC Ultimate Aero thrashed the Bugatti Veyron by setting a top speed of 256 mph.

SSC Tuatara 1350HP Rear View

The folks at Bugatti responded with the Veyron Super Sports which topped out at 267 mph from the same 8.0 litre, quad-turbo, W16 engine that pumped out 1200 bhp. Shelby Supercars has now responded to this with an all new super car. It is called the SSC Tuatara.

2012 SSC Tuatara

The new supercar was unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours this weekend. The engine that powers this beast puts out 1350 horsepower! The 7.0 liter, V8 is boosted with two turbochargers and is made by SSC this time and not sourced from GM, as has been the case in the past.

SSC Tuatara 1350HP wheel

The car features a carbon fiber sub-frame chassis for added structural rigidity and lightness. Even the wheels are formed out of one-piece carbon fiber. The performance stats for the car not yet available since, the car is still in its concept stage.  Shelby also plans to run the car around the Nurburgring and attempt to beat the production car record which is currently held by the Pagani Zonda R. Shelby Super Cars plans to build 16 units of the Tuatara annually with a plant capacity of 40 cars. The official price tag hasn’t been revealed yet though, a price upwards of a million dollars would be a wise guess.

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