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TOYOTA Release the All-New Esquire Range for Japan


Esquire Range


 Esquire Specifications

1.8 L hybrid 2.0 L
front-wheel
drive
2.0 L 4WD
Length/width/height (mm) 4,695/1,695/1,825 4,695/1,695/1,865
Wheelbase (mm) 2,850
Engine Model 2ZR-FXE 3ZR-FAE
Displacement (cc) 1,797 1,986
Maximum
output
(kW
[PS]/rpm)
73 [99]/5,200 112 [152]/6,100
Maximum
torque
(N・m
[kgf・m]/rpm)
142 [14.5]/4,000 193 [19.7]/3,800
Fuel efficiency Under JC08
test cycle
(km/L) 23.8 16.0 14.8*
* For vehicle weighing 1,660 kg or more (four-wheel drive model weighing 1,650 kg or less has fuel efficiency of 15.0 km/L under the MLIT JC08 test cycle)

 The 2.0-liter 3ZR-FAE gasoline engine model uses a high-efficiency Valvematic engine with Super CVT-i and other features, which enables it to achieve gasoline-engine class-leading environmental performance, with fuel efficiency of 16.0 km/L under the MLIT JC08 test cycle.

Apart from the Xi grade gasoline engine model (four-wheel drive model weighing 1,650 kg or less)4, all models exceed MLIT’s 2015 fuel economy standards by 20 percent. Being certified as having emissions that are 75 percent lower than the 2005 standards under the MLIT’s Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles makes these models eligible for the Japanese government’s subsidies and tax incentives for eco-cars.

Elegant, striking front view
  • The Esquire presents a striking impression with a sense of width achieved through a large and striking T-shaped front grille down to the lower grille, a bumper profile gripped from the side, and fog light covers with a deep profile.
  • The decorative plated bars over the grille give a vertical emphasis that expresses a stunning, superior luxury, with a sense of width and solidity achieved by changing the pattern of the vertical bars arranged from the center out to the sides. The grille bars and headlights come with a smoked-effect coating to emphasize the T-shaped profile.
  • The Esquire’s front marque combines the sword and shield of a medieval knight’s apprentice, the collar of a gentleman’s suit, and the abbreviation “Esq.”
Side view delivers a sense of openness to the cabin and vigor to the body
  • The side profile presents a large, continuous window area through to the third row of seats, with a vivid beltline extending from the front to the rear, which provides both dynamic body qualities and a sense of openness with its panoramic view.
  • Stainless steel belt moldings and decorative plating on the door handles provide deluxe accents to the side view. The gray metallic coating on the wheels also expresses high quality.

The expansive profile presented by the decorative plating on the back door, together with a sharp cross-sectional profile, present width and grandiosity. With a structure that appears to be floating over the back window, it expresses a sense of interior openness and a grand rear view.

The Esquire comes in seven body colors, including Sparkling Black Pearl Crystal Shine that offers lustrous elegance and depth of color that further expresses a deluxe and high quality feel.

Ride comfort and handling stability
The flat, low-floor package, with tuned front and rear suspension, limits vehicle roll and other movement when turning and provides a smooth ride with very little shaking and great driving stability.

Handling stability and ride comfort have been achieved by increasing body rigidity through such things as using bracing around the rear suspension and employing spot welds focused on door openings and floor joints.

Equipment providing safety and security With a Beautiful  Interior

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“T-Connect” compatible navigation systems will be available as an option. The “Agent” Toyota Smart Center-based voice recognition service supports the driver through interactive voice communications and by using the driver’s route history to predict the car’s destination. T-connect compatible apps can be downloaded straight to in-car navigation systems, and the “Online Care” service integrates and improves on the functions currently provided by G-BOOK.

Also available as an option is the Intelligent Parking Assist system with Easy Set and wide-angle color backup guide monitor, which detects the location of parking space lines when the gear shift lever is moved to Reverse, and then automatically steers the vehicle straight into the parking space once the OK button is pushed.

Automatic High Beams help ensure good forward visibility for the driver by using an interior camera sensor to detect various light sources during night-driving (including the headlights and tail lights of preceding and oncoming vehicles) and automatically switch from high beam to low beam, while LED headlights provide an improved sense of security with bright lights for night driving.

The Gi grade evokes high quality, from its interior burgundy color scheme to its use of synthetic leather throughout, including full seat covers and covered surfaces from the instrument panel to the door trims. With the delicate expression of red tones through the perforated seat covers, the synthetic leather material also works to control temperature variations to feel less hot to the touch in summer and less cold to the touch in winter.

The Gi grade also offers a high-quality interior through use of leather and a black wood grain finish on the steering wheel and shift knob (excluding hybrid versions).

The air conditioning control panel features an elegant Piano Black coating.

The large open tray on the passenger-side of the instrument panel and the upper sections of the door trims have a metallic finish and stitching to present a strong impression of refinement.

The three-gauge instrument panel uses metallic finish dial rings and three-dimensional lettering and scales to achieve a modern, high-quality design.

Esquire Hybrid 

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The vehicle exterior has a stunning and powerful presence, from its front grille with a striking vertical emphasis that stretches all the way down to the lower bumper, to the plated finish on its door handles and back door. In the interior, it features synthetic leather with a metallic finish and stitching from the instrument panel through to the door trims. The “Gi” grade features a high-quality finish throughout, from the black wood grain finish on the steering wheel and shift knob, to full synthetic leather seat covers and a burgundy interior color scheme. In addition, a flat, low-floor package creates a roomy interior with outstanding ease of ingress and egress to ensure a high level of basic functionality, while also achieving environmental performance with class-leading3,4 fuel efficiency for hybrid models at 23.8 km/L under the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) JC08 test cycle.

‘Esquire’ Minivan Hybrid System Main Specifications
Engine Model 2ZR-FXE
Displacement 1,797 cc
Maximum output 73 kW [99 PS] / 5,200 rpm
Maximum torque 142 N-m [14.5 kgf-m]/4,000 rpm
Motor Model 5JM
Maximum output 60 kW [82 PS]
Maximum torque 207 N-m [21.1 kgf-m]
Complete system* Maximum output 100 kW [136 PS]
Battery Nickel-metal hydride

 Esquire Range Price Rundown

Seating Engine Transmission Driveline Price*1
Xi 7 3ZR-FAE
(2.0-liter)
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 2,622,857
8 2,592,000
7 4WD 2,828,571
8 2,797,714
7 THS II with reduction gear Front-wheel drive 3,043,543
Welcab side lift-up seat 7 3ZR-FAE
(2.0-liter)
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 2,763,000*2
4WD 2,954,000*2
Gi 7 3ZR-FAE
(2.0-liter)
Super CVT-i Front-wheel drive 2,823,428
8 2,792,571
7 4WD 3,029,142
8 2,998,285
7 THS II with reduction gear Front-wheel drive 3,204,000
*1 Includes consumption tax; does not include recycling fees; differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa
*2 Consumption tax does not apply
 ESQUIRE Welcab

Welcabs: Specially equipped vehicles with factory-installed features for the disabled and elderly

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The Welcab wheelchair-adapted models (ramp type) equipped with a manual forward ramp aid access to the luggage compartment through the back door, and a custom installed second row of seats provides direct wheelchair access to the cabin. When wheelchair access is not required, the vehicle can be used conventionally. An electric ramp is also available as an option with some specifications.

A Welcab Friendmatic Seat model also has support for moving to and from the driver seat, together with electrically controlled storage for the wheelchair.

A Welcab Side Lift-up Seat model (detachable type) has a second row seat that doubles as a wheelchair, while usability is improved through an automatic memory function that stores forward and backward sliding positions and reclining angles during seat storage.

The Lift-up Front Passenger Seat model with seat that slides down and to the outside of the vehicle has improved usability through an automatic memory function that stores the height of the lowered seat, and forward and backward sliding positions and reclining angles when storing the seat.

Esquire’ Welcab Variants Pricing
Seating Driveline Engine Transmission Base
vehicle
Price*
Lift-up front passenger seat 8 Front-wheel drive 3ZR-FAE (2.0-liter) Super CVT-i Xi 2,727,000
7 4WD 2,946,000
Side lift-up seat (detachable) “Manual caregiver-assisted type” 7 Front-wheel drive 2,878,000
Side lift-up seat (detachable) “Electric caregiver-assisted type” 3,361,000
Wheelchair-
adapted model (ramp), Type I
For one
wheel-chair
7 Front-wheel drive 3,026,000
4WD 3,207,000
For two
wheel-chairs
Front-wheel drive 3,109,000
4WD 3,290,000
Wheelchair-
adapted model (ramp), Type II
No third seat 6 Front-wheel drive 2,957,000
4WD 3,137,000
With third seat 8 Front-wheel drive 3,067,000
7 4WD 3,256,000
Welcab Friendmatic model, “Welride” 6 Front-wheel drive 2,948,000
4WD 3,138,000
* Does not include consumption tax; does not include recycling fees; differs in Hokkaido and Okinawa
 Overview | One reason Toyota is so respectful is the fact that they never forgets the disables and the elderly when making a minivan; they done that here in the United States for years with the Sienna and offers many other vehicles from the lineup that can be fitted out for disables and elderly or people who just needs to get around in a wheelchair or limited mobility. The welcab version of the Esquire is just another example showing how Toyota thinks about everyone and makes cars specially for those people. Sometimes it drives me crazy when car enthusiasts beat down a car because it isn’t fast enough or handles like a Porsche; car enthusiasts of all people should know that not all cars are made for performance because not everyone thinks about performance; because not everyone can handle a Nissan GT-R or Porsches and over the millions of years Toyota has build its great reliability record; because you can always rely on them to get you where you want to go.

Overall we think the people of Japan is getting yet an awesome Toyota that features a beautiful extensive design; that’s unlike any today on the road. The Esquires also features a grille that draws its passion and design from the Crown; Toyota big boy; a car that is filled with luxury and design; they even features the same logo. One day we hope to see designs like this on American shores. Toyota is aiming for 4,000 unites per month to be sold. The All-New Esquire will be manufactured at Fujimatsu Plant in Japan.

QUESTION! Knowing what the Esquire is build for; if it was to come to America would you buy it? Think About It!


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HAWKS 102 | RAPTORS 109

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ATLANTA HAWKS @ TORONTO RAPTORS

OCTOBER 29 2014 | AIR CANADA CENTRE | TORONTO, ON


 ATLANTA HAWK

102

 TORONTO RAPTORS

 109

 FINAL

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
ATL 22 30 19 31 102
TOR 24 36 26 23 109

GAME NOTES


SMADE Sports (Oct. 29th 2014) TORONTO |  Raptors was able to hold off a late rally from the Atlanta Hawks to win their first game of the season; the raptors fans came with energy and many was watching the game from outside the area. The Raptors all around had a poor night shooting the ball; DeRozan was 4/16 Kyle Lowry 3/11 and  Amir Johnson 7/15; however they had an all around night and didn’t let down their fans; they share the ball and find the hot hand at the right time to pull off the win. DeRozan had 15 points and set career-highs with 11 rebounds and 6 steals, Lowry added 11 points and 10 assists, Amir Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, and Terrence Ross had 13 for the Raptors. All five starters scored in double figures for the Raptors tonight in fact Seven Toronto players reached double figures in scoring. Showing Canada and the rest of the NBA why they had the best record in the preseason at 7 – 1 (W-L)


“We’re a team, we’re a complete team,” Lowry said. “Me and DeMar, we didn’t play as well offensively but we did other things to try to help the team win.”


The Atlanta Hawks continue to battle back all game but end up falling short; they of course was happy to have Al Horford back from knee injury, he was limited to only 29 minutes but played close to 32mins he grab 13 boards 12 points on 6/15 shooting and 3 assists. Kyle Korver, Jeff Teague and Mike Scott each led the team in scoring with 20 points for the Hawks, and Paul Millsap had 13 points and 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Big play came with 2:32 left in the 4th when Mike Scott and DeMarre Carroll hit Back-to-back 3-pointers capping off a 10-1 run to bring Atlanta within eight, 102-94, with only 2:30 left in the 4th quarter, Mike Scott then hit  another 3 with 1:27 left on the clock to cut the lead to four  points 103-99. The Hawks was able to cut Toronto once 19 point led into only 4, but that was as close as they got; the lead was just too much as Toronto was able to hit their free throws to seal the game.

The Raptors will travel to Orlando for match up with the Magics on Saturday at the Amway Center, Game Time 7:30 EST | NOV 1


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INACTIVE

  • Hawks: Jenkins, Payne
  • Raptors: Caboclo, Stiemsma

TECHNICAL FOULS

  • Hawks:
  • Raptors:

SCORING

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

ARENA STATS

  • Arena: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #74 Curtis Blair, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 19800
  • Duration: 2:24

AROUND THE NBA


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ROCKETS 108 | LAKERS 90

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HOUSTON ROCKETS @ LOS ANGELES LAKERS

OCTOBER 28 2014 | STAPLES CENTER | LOS ANGELES, CA


HOU HOUSTON ROCKETS

          108

 LOS ANGELES LAKERSLAL

            90

 FINAL

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
HOU 31 31 23 23 108
LAL 19 26 24 21 90

GAME NOTES


SMADE Sports (Oct. 28th 2014) | The Houston Rockets open up it’s season with a 18 point blowout win over the Los Angeles Lakers; James Harden was the  game leading scorer with 32 points and 6 assist  ; Harden was living at both the 3 point line where he shot 3/6 and the free throw line where he made 15/16 free throws attempts. The Rockets as a team left 16 points at the free throw line shooting 34/50 – 68%. Dwight Howard shot 7/16 which means that the rest of the team left 7 points at the free throw line; any team with Dwight Howard are any dominant force up front with poor free throw skills will take that. Dwight Howard however was definitely dominant last night, he paid the way for James Harden and the Rockets scoring; Dwight control the paint early grabbing rebounds and  scoring down low at will, with no one to stop him. Dwight was able to control the paint throughout the rest of the way, he was later toss in the 4th Quarter over a elbow to Kobe face; that turned into a little scuffle between the two former teammates; which lead to Kobe calling Dwight Howard soft.  Dwight Howard finish the night with 11 rebounds and 13 points, his first double-double of the season. Jones and Arzia added 16 points each at the starting forward spot. Jones finish the game with 13 rebounds for the Rockets, a game high.

The Los Angeles Lakers, on the other hand played just the way we thought they would, like a team that is going to rely on Kobes 36 year old legs that just came off 2 of the biggest injuries to his career. Kobe Bryant played like himselfs with 19 points on  6/17 shooting in 29mins, Black Mamba miss his only 3 point attempt  of the night. Fresh Laker Charlos Boozer added 17 points on 7/13 shooting; 3/3 from the free throw line. Jeremy Lin added 7 points on 1/5 shooting with 6 assist an 4 costly turnover. Ed Davis and Jordan Clarkson came off the bench to added 19 points, Davis with 11 and Clarkson with 8.

In the end the Lakers end up losing more than just by 18 points, they lost their young top rookie prospect  Julius Randle, the 7th overall pick in lost year draft to a broken foot. The injury came during the 4th Quarter on a drive to the basket by Randle who seems to came down on his foot pretty awkwardly, he was left off the court by his teammates with his leg wrapped up, as he was being carted out the arena Kobe whispered some words of wisdom to their young star.  We here at SMADE Sports wish Julius Randle a speedy recovery.

The Lakers will travel to Phoenix tonight to take on the Suns at the US Airways Arena, Game Time 7:30 PST | 10:30 EST

Over the next 4 games The Rockets will match up against the Jazz | Celtics | 76ers | and Heats. The Rockets and Jazz will square off tonight in Utah Game Time 6:00 PM PST | 9:00 PM ET


UPDATED October 29th 12:45 PM ET:

Julius Randle is done for the season; with a broken right leg!



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INACTIVE

  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson
  • Lakers: Nash, Young

TECHNICAL FOULS

  • Rockets: Harden, Howard
  • Lakers: Bryant

SCORING

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

ARENA STATS

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #63 Derek Richardson
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:46

Virgin Austraila improves Business Class and Premium Economy Products

BRONX | NEW YORK | WED, September 24 | by O’Keeve Foster (SMWA)

A week after Qantas unveiled their new business class product, Virgin Australia has followed in their footsteps and unveiled their new Business Class Suites set to be used on their flagship Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 aircrafts.

The new suites will be using Super Diamond seats, these are the same seats used by Air Canada for their Business Class, however they are customized for Virgin Australia aircrafts. Therefore this design is unique to Virgin Austraila Boeing 777 and Airbus A330.

Virgin Australia Business Class seating layout will be configured in a 1-2-1 arrangements on both the Boeing 777 and A330, giving each traveler easy access to the aisle, for the very first time.

Virgin’s Super Diamond Business Class Seats are manufactured by B/E Aerospace and design by Tangerine London and can be converted into a 180 degrees fully-flat bed with a 80inch width. However on the Airbus A330 Business Class, seating count will go from 24 seats to 20, providing a more spacious cabin for Business Class travelers.

Virgin Australia Chief Executive Officer John Borghetti spoke on the airline new products and its Virgin Vision 2017 Concept.              Mr Borghetti Said:

“Today marks a new era for our premium customer experience both domestically and internationally. We believe the sophisticated new suites will set a new standard in Business Class travel, not just in Australia but around the world”, “Our Virgin Vision to 2017 is to become Australia’s favourite airline group and today’s announcement is central to our strategy as it will see Virgin Australia deliver the best premium travel experience in Australia.” “We are committed to maintaining a competitive advantage in customer experience in order to ensure that Virgin Australia is the number one choice for premium travellers”, Mr Borghetti added.

For entertainment, Virgin Australia will be installing Panasonic EX2 In-Flight Entertainment System connect to a 16in touchscreen for Business Class only. Virgin Australia will also use Lufthansa BoardConnect WiFi Entertainment System to allow passengers in all class to be connected to the World Wide Web, and stream media to their mobile devices. Another great improvement made to Business Class is, Virgin has redesigned the Business Class bar, however removed the Premium Economy Bar, that’s won’t bum out Premium Economy Travelers.

With the removal of the Premium Economy Bar, Virgin Premium Economy travelers will love to flying on the flagship Boeing 777, because Virgin has increased premium economy seating pitch to 41 inches. However that means less seats in Premium Economy, seats will be reduced from 40 to only 24 seats, adding more legroom for travelers and providing a more comfortable quite ride for travelers traveling in Premium Economy.

Why the Premuim Economy Bar won’t be miss by travelers? Because the Business Class bar is so much more improved and Premuim Economy travelers has access to it. So not only bigger and less seats but also an awesome new bar. With the reduction of seats in Premium Economy, the Boeing 777 will now hold 339 travelers comfortable, that’s down from 361. Making the aircraft feel more premuim and adds exclusive to Premuim Economy travelers. The reduction also add range to the aircraft.

Virgin Austraila Chief Executive John Borghetti spoke about their Premium Economy

“Our intention here with premium economy is not to have it as an ‘economy plus’ product, but as a ‘business-lite’ product,” Borghetti also adds. “We’re trying to pitch the business class seat as a halfway house between Business and First, and premium economy as more of a halfway house between economy and business, but closer to business. Certainly all our research shows that will set us ahead of everyone else.”

The suites will roll out to Virgin Australia’s Airbus A330 fleet in early 2015 with the first aircraft expected to be in service by March and the complete refit of the fleet to be finalised by August.

The roll out of the new Business Class product to the Boeing 777 fleet will commence from November 2015 and be complete by early 2016.

Today, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia also announced a partnership between the two airlines calling it a “world first for frequent flyers” the partnership is allowing members of KrisFlyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer to convert their Miles and Points between both programmes for the first time and receive a number of “innovative” new benefits.

 

QUICK NOTES


  • Virgin Australia Super Diamond Business Class Seats can be converted into a 180 degrees fully-flat bed
  • Airbus A330 Business Class will now hold 20 Travelers instead of 24
  • Airbus A330 are design to operated on Domestic TransContinental routes across Australia from Sydney.
  • Virgin plans to begin the overhaul for A330 begin in March 2015 and hopefully be completed by August same year.
  • Boeing 777 overhaul will then begin from November and should be completed by January 2016.
  • Virgin Australia has a total of 5 Boeing 777-300ER, which operated for the then V Australia.
  • Seating pitch pitch for the Boeing 777 Premium Economy will increase to 41 inches pitch.
  • Boeing 777 are used on international route too Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi.
  • Boeing 777 international routes to Los Angeles, provided VA travelers with connections to Virgin America or Delta for more destinations International and domestic United States.
  • Boeing 777 international route to Abu Dhabi provide Virgin Australia travelers to Etihad Airways for connection too cities such as London Paris and many more great destination.
  •  Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines own shares of Virgin Australia.

 

Experiance Virgin Australia New Business Class Suites in PHOTOS


 

Business Class new Bar on the Boeing 777
Business Class new Bar on the Boeing 777
The new Business Bar was redesign and are on,y featured on Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER fleet
The new Business Bar was redesign and are on,y featured on Virgin Australia Boeing 777-300ER fleet
Virgin Australia Business Class Cabin featured on the Airbus A330 and Boeing 777
Virgin Australia Business Class Cabin featured on the Airbus A330 and Boeing 777
Super Diamond Business Class seats featued on Virgin Australia A330 and B777 aircraft are manufactured by B/E Areospace and Design By Tangerine London
Super Diamond Business Class seats featued on Virgin Australia A330 and B777 aircraft are manufactured by B/E Areospace and Design By Tangerine London
Super Diamond Business Class Seats are capable of turning into 180 degrees fully-flat bed.
Super Diamond Business Class Seats are capable of turning into 180 degrees fully-flat bed.

 

 

Dreamliner! A Dream for Airlines Livery’s Around the World

BRONX | AUG 15 | Many people all over the world rave about the Dreamliner interior, from the new electronics windows to the fresh air feeling, the Dreamliner is an definitely a Dream to fly but, its also a dream to look at, has anyone ever stop and look at the exterior.

The Dreamliner is certainly one beautiful bird, and so far every livery that has appeared on the Dreamliner makes the aircraft looks even better, but even more better, the Dreamliner make those livery standout in a special way. It’s like how celebrities wear the same designer dress but only some makes that dress standout. That only some is the Dreamliner.

Avianca Dreamliner First Picture
Avianca Dreamliner First Picture

Yesterday Avianca first Dreamliner surface but that aircraft and Avianca livery is a match made in heaven. The red and white hugs each curve of the aircraft bringing out the beauty of both the aircraft and Avianca new livery. What are some of the other liveries that standout on the Dreamliner.

 

Air Canada Dreamliner
Air Canada Dreamliner at Tokyo Narita

Air Canada probably has one of most unique livery of all airline, the person who came up with it should be proud of themselves. Although it’s a livery that fit almost every aircraft type once placed on the Dreamliner the livery took over feeling and looking more modern than on any aircraft in Air Canada fleet including the 777.

 

Xiamen Airlines 787 Dreamliner, Taxi Test
Xiamen Airlines 787 Dreamliner, Taxi Test

Xiamen Airlines 787 is also another example of beautiful livery that didn’t standout as much as it did before the Dreamliner, this livery is also a new livery seen on Xiamen fleet of 737 aircrafts but I know many people that doesn’t even realize certain livery and both Xiamen old and new livery fallen under that category. Sad but true. The Dreamliner is able to wear the new livery and make it stand far apart from the other aircrafts in its fleet.

Hate it or love it the Dreamliner is an awesome aircraft to both look at and fly in it helps you to feel better  On longer flights. It’s an amazing work of art that’s why most airlines sees the need to place special  livery on this beautiful bird.

 

IAG Firms 8 A350XWB options for Iberia

BARCELONA | SPAIN | August 1 – IAG (International Airlines Group), The company in charged of both British Airways and Iberia Airlines of Spain has officially converted 8 Airbus A350-900XWB options it had into orders. The airline group has also order 8 Airbus A330-200 aircraft’s all 16 aircraft are going to Iberia Airlines of Spain to replace Iberia currently long haul feet of Airbus A340-600, and to be delivered from 2015-2020. IAG fleet of Airbus A350XWB are to be powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB Engine; while IAG has get to confirm the A330 engine choice; Iberia current fleet of A330 are being powered by General Electric Engines. .

 “We are very proud that IAG has chosen the A350-900 aircraft for Iberia. We welcome a new operator of the most efficient mid-size long-haul aircraft in the market,”

said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

“The A350XWB is the aircraft of choice in its category and set to become a reference among passengers for its unrivaled cabin comfort and quietness.” ‎ A350XWB

According to Sisc:


 IAG is the world seventh busiest airlines, and third among European airlines. The airline group is responsible for British Airways, The flag carrier and national airlines of United Kingdom, along with Iberia, the national and flag carrier airlines of Spain, Vueling Airlines A.G the low cost operator for IAG and IAG Cargo Airlines; operating cargo airlines such as British Airways World Cargo and  IAG currently has 452 aircraft spread among the airlines with more than 60 options for new aircraft.

Iberia Airlines operates 73 aircraft an all Airbus fleet of aircraft. With today order for A350XWB and A330 aircraft Iberia, has 25 aircraft on order and 45 options including 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which would be Iberia only Boeing aircraft. Both British Airways and Iberia are a member of OneWorld, The world third largest world airline alliance. Vueling is not a member of any alliance.

(PHOTO): 700 Horsepower SRT Viper (OUCH!)

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The SRT Viper one sexy work of art; too bad that’s all it has to show for itself. Cost the most in the SRT Family but yet has been beaten by so many family members and by rivals. This American muscle car has just been an embarrassment and the sales numbers definitely shows.
This car can use some love and a bit of retuning! And that just what it got from the guys over at Inspired Autosport.

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Love, that strong four letter word can go along way. Inspired Autosport gave this special Viper some serious love, they added 2pairs of 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch at the back, all four wheel get special Pirelli P Zero 3-Season performance tires and the love is top off with some body work as the guys wrap the American muclse car in 3M frozen black body shells.
Now for the tuning right? The SRT Viper is fitted with a real American engine a 8.4-liter V10 producing 640 horsepower. Well that stock power, with some fine tuning Autosports was able to up that 640 to a cold hard 700 horsepower. With titanium side exiting exhausts and cold air intakes and a rerouted ECU the power was rises to 700 putting some love back into the Viper that Fiat-Chrysler forgot to give it, and the fine tuning SRT didn’t do.

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WEEKLY| 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP | ITALY VS COSTA RICA