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The whole world is fascinated by Italian super-sports & hypercars. Italy would now be also known for – (curtains up) iXOOST! Okayyy, brace yourselves, you’re going to see something which you’ve never imagined of ! iXOOST – The car exhaust audio system is a unique docking station made from old car exhausts & Formula 1 exhaust pipes!
About iXOOST :-
iXOOST is an Italian company that also belongs to Modena. Wait, does it ring any bells ? – The same city where the factories of super sports car makers – Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani & Maserati are/were located here(except Lamborghini which has their headquarters nearby). And so Modena is also called the “capital of engines” !
iXOOST is created by Matteo Panini-who feels deep respect & admiration for old cars and things from Modena & Mirco Pecorari-who comes from the world of aviation!
Our senses are also unique, just as our own soundtracks are:
ourfavourite songs and all the things that bring back strong emotions,just like a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Sight, hearing and touch are all extremes of a world which may be found today in our dock station.
And so we have risen to the impossible challenge of combining mechanics and sound.
Indeed the sound of the finely tuned engine of a sports car & a Formula 1 is inimitable. Everyone can hear it’s sound, everyone sees it but only a real passionate person would FEEL !!!
About iXOOST – The car exhaust audio system :-
The audio systems or the dock stations are hand made in Modena. You may configure your dock station & even customize it & get it delivered right to your door 😉 !
The “orchestra of sound & mechanics” comes in 3 distinct forms –
1. iXOOST OTTO
2. iXOOST XiLO
3. iXOOST Radial6
Let’s get to the handmade masterpieces made by extremely passionate people made with extreme technical precision!
iXOOST OTTO :-
Made from the genuine F1 exhaust, the OTTO immediately catches your attention. They are differentiated & available according to the number of cylinders – V8, V10 & V12 ! It has 4 speakers, 1 extended ranged speaker & 1 subwoofer ! Price:- € 6500
iXOOST XiLO :-
The XiLO consists a monocoque chassis in aluminium & wood(the base). The origin of the word – “XiLO” comes from the Greek word-xylon, which means ‘forest’.
The XiLO has 3 speakers + 2 subwoofers facing in the front side plus the coaxial sub-woofer facing downside. The coaxial subwoofer is for obtaining deep & precise bass sounds, says iXOOST. It weighs about 18 kg. Price:- € 5000
iXOOST Radial6 :-
This perhaps is more interesting. The tailpipes of supercars weren’t just enough, so Mirco Pecorari who is inspired by the world of planes decides to make another dock inspired by the design of Radial engines.
The supporting blade raises the block & the nose of the dock is carved out of a solid block. iXOOST wanted to make it so perfect that the blade closes perfectly with the nose cone and the crankcase of the back woofer to imitate a real plane engine. Price:- € 8000
Know more about :- Radial engines-History, Parts, working, prod & cons !
For more detailed descriptions & buying, visit iXOOST’s store
OTTO & Radial6 are audio systems for iPad & iPhone while the XiLO has wireless connectivity available with any smartphone. XiLO is equipped with BlueTooth technology & even with AUX connectivity.
The perfections & detailing of every model clearly tells us about how passionate they are! I would really love to meet them & have a chat if I ever get a chance 😀 !
I would also love to buy one of them but… IN FUTURE !(because probably my parents would kick my butt if I ask them to buy me one)
It is a perfect gift to a passionate mechanical engineer! So let’s just dream about it(coz it doesn’t cost), & which soundtrack would you love to play first on it? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! I’m waiting…
Source & all media credits :- iXOOST !
It always seems impossible until it’s done !
– Nelson Mandela
A couple of hundred years back, it was quite impossible even to think or imagine that we could talk to each other standing in any two corners of the world, could step on moon, could make a thing which would fly like a bird or make a car which would transport & could be efficient hundred times the human labour. But it all happened ! After making a car it was hard to believe that we could even make a vehicle which would be driven on water… All right, brace yourselves, the future is here – Gibbs Quadski !
The Gibbs Quadski (video below) is one of the most advanced and efficient amphibious quadbike/ATV (All terrain vehicle) i.e which could be driven on land as well as on water !
The Quadski uses Gibbs’ High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology, which includes more than 300 patents and patents pending worldwide.
When entering the water, by pressing a button the driver can retract the wheels into the wheel wells within the vehicle’s body and detach them from the drive train. It can transition between land and water in about 5 seconds(pretty impressive 😉 ).
On water, the Quadski draws water before directing it through the engine driven impeller(kind of propeller), which with the nozzle propel the Quadski at high speed.
The Quadski allows for over 2 hours travel time on the water. Its range on land is up to around 600 kilometres (370 mi).
Gibbs Quadski was launched in October 2012 by Gibbs Sports Ambhibians. It went on sale in January 2013 in Florida and is now available in selected regions of the United States with a starting price of about $40,000 (you have to spend some real sh*t ? ).
Land speed :- Upto 45 mph (72kmph)
Brakes(on land) :- 4 wheel disc brakes
Water speed :- 45 mph (72kmph)
Propulsion system :- Gibbs jet drive with reverse
Total width :- 62.5 in / 1.587 m
Total length :- 128.3 in / 3.260 m
Total height :- 53.5 in / 1.359 m
Ground clearance :- 8.9 in / 0.225 m
Weight :- 1,333 lbs / 605 kg !
Type :- BMW K1300cc water-cooled 4-stroke in-line
Maximum power :- 105 kW / 140hp water
Displacement:- 1293 cc
Bore & Stroke:- 80.0 mm x 64.3 mm (bore means the diameter of cylinder & stroke is the stroke length)
Power:- 140 hp (105 kW)
Torque:- 87 ft-lbs (118 Nm)
For more information about specs & safety information & other models, visit Gibbs Sports Ambhibians !