Ford Focus Duratec + Isotta Blue Boy
ford focus duratec com isotta blue boy no final, com intermediario turbão
e com catalizador
ford focus duratec with a isotta blue boy, turbão muffler with the cat.
acelerei até 4500rpm apenas... carro ja estava quente...
Diferença entre o abafador original e esportivo em inox no Polo 1.6 2003
In 1902, two Italian men, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini, began
production of the first car to bear their names and begin one of the first
super-luxury car companies. Royalty and the rich waited in line to have
their own personalized and exclusive car from these automakers. Each one
was a meticulously crafted with well finished coachwork. They were a work
of art and no two were alike.
Famous Isotta owners have included Pope Pius XI, the Aga Khan, the queen of
Romania, the king of Egypt and Benito Mussolini. Publisher William Randolph
Hearst and boxer Jack Dempsey owned Isottas while film star Rudolph
Valentino had two. In the movie Sunset Boulevard, Erich von Stroheim
chauffeurs Gloria Swanson in an Isotta Tipo 8A Town Car Landaulet, and
James Dean drives an Isotta Tourer in Giant.
The Italian automakers were not only master craftsmen, but pioneers with
eight-cylinder engines. In 1912 they produced the Tipo 8, which is regarded
as the world's first mass-production, inline, eight-cylinder engine. They
were also among the first to put brakes on all four wheels in 1910 where
most other makes didn't offer four wheel brakes until the mid 1920's.
One third of the 1480 Isotta straight-eights built were sold in America
when the economy was booming during the Roaring Twenties. Among the foreign
car makers competing in the US market, Rolls-Royce was the only company to
outsell them. From 1924 to 1931, the more powerful Tipo 8A was available.
Its capacity was increased to 7.3 liters and the horsepower rose to 120. The
factory guaranteed the engine could propel an Isotta to 90 mph.
Sales branches for Isotta Fraschini were established in London, Brussels,
New York, Buenos Aires, and where ever there were wealthy motorist wanting
to place their order for this status symbol. But the 1929 stock market
crash ended the lucrative American market and car production slowed
significantly until it ceased in 1935. Even the improved Tipo 8B with its
new nickel-steel alloy engine block, pistons, and connecting rods with 160
bhp at 3000 rpm didn't capture the attention of the car buying public.
Isotta Fraschini manufactured trucks and engines for boats and aircraft to
sustain it through the 1930s and 1940s.
Henry Ford made an offer to buy the company and build Isottas in the U.S.
Instead, the Italian government, under Benito Mussolini, stepped in and
brokered a deal to sell Isotta Fraschini to the Caproni aircraft company.
It was in Italy's best interest to keeping Isotta focused on building
engines for Italy's rearmament. Also opposing foreign investment, the
government prohibited all further contact with the Americans.
In 1947, fresh from World War II and the allied invasion of Sicily, Isotta
Fraschini tried to revive its luxury car production with the introduction
of the Fraschini Tipo 8C Monterosa. But the company's obsession with
perfection and luxury which created their demand was the cause of their
demise. The price tag for the Monterosa was twice the cost of the most
expensive chauffeur-driven limousines offered by Cadillac or Packard at the
time. Europe had been destroyed, Italy was in a state of destitution and
the French government had imposed an excessive luxury tax which made the
car even more expensive.
With no options to sell their cars, it's not possible to determine just how
many Monterosas were actually built. There may have been as few as three
and but no more than six.
Remnants of Isotta Fraschini survive as three Italian companies.
Isotta Fraschini Motori S.p.A.: An engineering firm specializing in diesel
products, particularly marine engines, industrial engines, and rail
traction engines, but also providing a wide range of civil and military
engineering products and services. The company is part of Fincantieri
The company produces propulsion and generation systems, used in US Navy
littoral fast attack surface ships and luxury yachts. The company's
products are considered some of the most well design and manufactured in
the world, with a cost that is comensurate with their quality.
The L1306 T3, V 1312 T3, VL 1716 T2 T3 and GE COLZA V 1312 T3 generation
systems produce between 200kW and 3,000kW. The largest of these generators
are used in the USS Freedom (LCS-1) class of Littoral Combat Ships.
Isotta Fraschini Milano, s.r.l.: A firm in Milan producing handmade Italian
luxury goods since 2002.
Fabbrica Automobili Isotta-Fraschini S.p.A: A firm aiming to revive the
automotive industry of Isotta-Fraschini. For some time the brand name
belonged to the Italian Government.
IL GRANDE CONNUBIO TRA ISOTTA FRASCHINI MOTORI E METAMARINE
Video realizzato da MEDIATIKA di RIVIERA OGGI.
LA PARTNERSHIP ISOTTA FRASCHINI MOTORI-METAMARINE.
Dopo oltre 500 ore al banco prove del Reparto Sperimentale della Isotta
Fraschini a Bari, il propulsore ha ottenuto l'Omologazione Rina. Sono ora
previste cento ore di prove in mare, seguite costantemente e
telematicamente dai tecnici Isotta Fraschini, Bosch, e Metamarine.
Perché Isotta Fraschini Motori ha scelto Metamarine? Lo spiega cosi,
Giuseppe Joe Gelonese, ufficio Marketing della casa motoristica: "Marco
Pennesi ha quella passione e quella competenza che rappresentano il top del
saper fare italiano. Nel suo gruppo industriale e nel suo staff abbiamo
riscontrato gli elementi che possono aiutare i nostri tecnici ad avere le
risposte più efficienti dalle prove dei nuovi motori".