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    Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    As posted, I am curious to see if anyone here is thinking of going:

    www.essen-motorshow.de

    I just might be able to go Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th, and I'd love to meet with other forumers.

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    No-one but me?

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Think yourself lucky mate, cant believe we haven't even got a proper motorshow in the UK this year... always my favourite day out. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Well, boys and girls, let me tell you: Essen is a brilliant show!

    First off, all the big tuners were there, with huge stands (Brabus, Carlsson, Bilstein, KW, etc. etc the list goes on and on..) and there was a straggle of smaller, lesser-known ones too.

    Getting to meet owners/engineers of different firms was an enlighteneing experience, as many of them were very open to discussion. I got to personally meet and discuss the design of Bilstein PSS9s with one of its conceptive engineers, and then I met the owner of KW. That helped me make up my mind on the choice of coilovers: KW V3s



    Of course, there were also manufacturer's stands, such as Audi's, with some interesting displays like this 2.0TFSI engine:



    This years' exibit "Nurburgring Fascination" had some top historic autos on display, from the 20s throught the 80s...

    All in all a wonderful trip, especially the ride home to southern France via Nice's twisty mountain roads, on the new suspension:



    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Any more piccys? Good Stuff!

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    nice one, looks like you met everyone at the top of the tuning game!

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Yes, it was tremendous fun for an automotive geek like me. Taking apart a Lambo's gearbox with the egineer that designed it was just amazing. Having engineers openly discuss their design choices was very special.

    Let me upload some more pics for ya ;-)

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Having problems uploading...

    In the meantime, here's a 450hp HGP-turbo R32 for sale, with uprated suspension, brakes and wheels: 34000


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    d3fy,

    This one greeted me right at the entrance. It is one of the very few Maserati built for privateers (homologation specials). Despite the already full-race "I have a license plate-believe in miracles" spec, the owner saw it fit to have it made even more powerful and even more wickedly handling. Said owner wil no doubtedly park it next to his new FXX. Ahem.

    Mr Edo, of same named racing services took care of fitting an even racier set of cats, remapping, and fitting KW external reseroir double-adjustable coilovers.

    While standing (towering) next to this beauty, talking with the super-nice and knowledgeable motorsports tech from KW, Mr Edo got in the conversation about the Maser to end all Masers... This full-on race shop owner was so friendly, aproachable, and precise in his engineering explanations, that my appreciation could only go up exponentially when, smiling like a mischievous kid on Christmas eve, got in it and fired it up. Holy Bejeezus!!! Ever been to an F1 paddock!?

    He was told never to do that again during the show.




    Just look at that engine, that chassis...! Fathom the inspiration, the work that went into making this beauty! Hey those coilovers look familiar [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]





    And here the AutoUnion that went head to head against the Silver Arrows in some vicious races around the 'ring... No seatbelt or other protection. Instead, massive reservoirs front, rear and on the sides, full of highly explosive fuel...

    Supercharged horses in the 600s, drum brakes, and tires with a small pinky-toe's "footprint".



    Enjoy,
    Ben.


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Care for an A4 while we service your A3? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]




    Nice curves [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img]




    Want more?

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Yup keep sticking them up! I can sit and look at the nice metal all day. The old Audi is superb!

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Lovely pics JB, keep em coming pal.

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Top pics Ben, and sounds like the trip was well worth it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I'm getting seriously envious of your car too - you'll have to give us a full report on the KW V3s

    -Lou

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    envy envy envy [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] think i'm going to have to load up my car next year and head of to europe for some shows, great to see some new metal, i haven't seen since the last uk motorshow was held

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Here's a beautifully executed full NISMO race prepped 350Z. Magnetic-clutch Novidem centrifugal supercharger is what caught my eye. They have an R32 kit in the works, A3 3.2 can't be too far away...:


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Lou, as soon as I've corner-scaled the coilovers and played about with the compression and rebound settings, I'll do a full report on the V3s. What I can already say is that despite how low it is, very bumpy roads taken at full song are not a problem.

    In every aspect, body movements have been minimized, making for very secure handling. Freeway sweepers can be taken with absolute confidence. Braking from 120mph in a turn yields absolutely ZERO ass-undulation (if ya know what I mean).

    As it stands, I am running the KW recommended settings, which are oriented towards safe slight-understeer.

    Anyways, back to Essen, and I promise a full review on the V3s a bit later.

    Here's the world's fastets 4 door sedan. Brabus. V12. Twin Turbo. 1200NM of torque. 220mph (or something like that). Nice:


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    One of the things that makes Esen so special is the juxtaposition of modern exotica and classic sports cars. Given a choice between the aforementioned Brabus and this speeder, I would take the latter [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/1luvu.gif[/img] :


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    New A3 S-Line optional wheels, rear valence:




    Grumpert Appollo:


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Seems quiet? Was it not busy then?

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    No, it was packed. I only took pics when I had a clear shot with few people in the background.

    The most popular exhibits were the bling tuners' stands.

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    The A4 is just so damn pretty...


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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?

    Those aloys sux on the A3, and what the hell is a Grumpert Appollo, I will have two please.

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    Re: Going to the Essen Motor Show?


    Awesome pics Ben! If theres more keep em coming.

    J.

 

 

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