Archive for July 2012 | Monthly archive page
Forty years after Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind, the Apollo program remains a singular cultural and technological achievement. The application of so much technology to a single goal was nearly without precedent. Amongst all the gadgetry born of the Apollo program, the lunar rover ranks near the top of the cool scale.
The rover was the most famous electric vehicle driven on the Moon. It still remains a technological marvel. The amount of tech packed into that little buggy still boggles the mind.
Electric vehicle technology is nowadays more and more common; Prindiville is also discovering the advantages of electric vehicles. Watch this Space
Today Prindiville is starting the 1000 likes challenge, the aim is to hit the 1000 likes during 2 weeks. 10 of our fans will have the chance to win an exclusive Prindiville travel mug including a 10£ voucher for Starbucks. The 1000st fan gets an original Prindiville jacket.
So hurry up and like us on Facebook.
The Institute of Contemporary Arts in London may be closing its doors during the Olympics to accommodate beach volleyball proceedings, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be exhibiting work. The museum is moving off-site during the games, featuring a unique collection of BMW racing cars adorned with the designs of famous contemporary artists in the city’s East End.
“Art Drive! BMW Art Car Collection” takes up six floors of a car park in Shoreditch, East London, showcasing customised vehicles painted by famous artists such as David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
The art exhibit will take place as part of the London 2012 Festival, and runs until August 4, 2012.
- Exterior body contours accentuated by use of aircraft-grade carbon fibre.
- Full leather cabin with styling and entertainment upgrades.
- ECU of 2.2-litre SD4 engine remapped to deliver 230 hp and top speed of 140 mph.
- Aftermarket packages available for both petrol and diesel models.
Prindiville is pleased to announce the arrival of the Prindiville Range Rover Evoque SD4 4WD Coupé. The latest addition to the London-based bespoke coachbuilder’s model line-up fuses the luxury of the award-winning Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with an enhanced level of performance and Prindiville’s renowned signature styling to create an un-rivalled all-in-one package.
The exterior design of the three and five-door compact crossover mirrors Prindiville’s philosophy of creating a vehicle which is both elegant and understated. Available in a bespoke matt or gloss paint colour scheme, the Evoque’s contours have been highlighted by the intelligent moulding of carbon fibre which promotes both a reduction in weight and beauty. This is mirrored at the front of the vehicle in the bonnet vents, grille, bumper, and lower spoiler, whilst the application of the aircraft-grade material is also evident on the side mirrors and skirts.
The rear of the Prindiville Range Rover Evoque is accentuated by an upper and lower body-coloured roof spoiler for increased aerodynamic performance, a new apron with built-in diffuser, and a hand-crafted titanium or stainless steel twin sports exhaust boasting a high performance air filter and sport catalytic converter. The diamond-cut 22-inch Prindiville Monster IV black lightweight alloy wheels, which have been married with suspension lowered by 35mm, complete the unique look.
Prindiville’s attention to detail and craftsmanship is equally evident in the cabin which has been given an exciting interior upgrade. It has namely been dressed in the finest Nappa Italian leather hides, and both the sport steering wheel and front and rear sports seats are finished with luxurious alcantara and hand-stitched piping. Furthermore aluminium pedals and footrest have been incorporated within the interior specification to provide added driver comfort.
Occupants are entertained by a 17-speaker, 825-watt Pioneer head unit and in-car surround sound system offering an acoustic experience reminiscent of a concert performance. This is complemented by a five-inch TFT screen set into both of the rear headrests, as well as a dashboard-mounted and touchscreen-operated satellite navigation, Bluetooth hands free kit, and DVD/MP3 player.
Increased power comes courtesy of the Evoque’s 2.2-litre SD4 diesel turbo powerplant which has been upgraded to 390 lbft of torque, and from 190 to 230 hp thanks to a re-mapping of the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) by Prindiville. This allows the SUV to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in under seven seconds, and to a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h). The engine, which is linked to a six-speed manual transmission, has also been re-configured to provide customers with a greater level of fuel efficiency. Aftermarket upgrade packages which include high performance air filters and titanium exhaust systems for petrol and diesel variants of the Evoque are equally available as an aftermarket option from Prindville, and range from £15,000 to £25,000 according to the chosen specification.
Commenting on the unveiling of the new model, Alex Prindiville, Founder and Chief Designer of Prindiville, explains: “The Evoque is undoubtedly one of the most acclaimed and successful Range Rover models ever made. In the Prindiville edition, we have looked to preserve the revered character of the vehicle whilst highlighting the principal styling cues to create a truly individual and high performance interpretation of this very popular SUV.”
The Prindiville Range Rover Evoque is available to pre-order now at www.prindiville.co.uk
Under proposals from a former government chief drugs adviser, all vehicles would be fitted with alcohol sensors as a means of curbing drink driving.
President of the British Neuroscience Association and professor at Imperial College, London – Professor David Nutt proposed that all drivers would have to breathe into a device and be under the legal drink-drive limit in order for the car to start.
Professor Nutt’s suggestion was one of several methods put forward to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol in his new book – ‘Drugs – Without the Hot Air’.
These proposals were criticised by AA president Edmund King who suggested the Professors Nutt’s proposal was not practical, saying that you could be under the legal drink drive limit when starting off but then over the limit an hour later as it takes time for alcohol to enter the blood stream.
However this discussion ends, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
What do you think about alcohol sensors in cars?