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    LeoRahi got a reaction from gearhead3 in Pics Diary : Around the world !!!!!!   
    "Ross Ice Shelf" in Antarctica.
    Where is the "Ross Ice Shelf" you ask? It is at the bottom of the Antarctica continent. To go there, you have to go further than the south pole itself.


    Awwwhhh! This pics is just amazing!

    Remnant of a recent Avalance :/

    How can anyone live in such an environment is beyond me:

    Celebrating NYE in Antarctica - Private aeroplane, private band. Love the irony of the dudes wearing Hawaiian shirts whilst touring some of the coldest places on earth.
    Here is an interesting factoid:
    At Antarctica's southern pole of inaccessibility - the point in Antarctica furthest from any ocean - there is a large statue of the Soviet revolutionary Vladimir Lenin. And what do you know, the Lenin statue is facing Moscow! Buggers Russians so bloody cool.

    In 1979, an Air New Zealand flight crashed into Mount Erebus killing everyone onboard. Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia....land_Flight_901
    Most of the debris is still there on the slopes of the mountain. When the snow clears, you can see bits and pieces of the plane:

    ....
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from gearhead3 in Pics Diary : Around the world !!!!!!   
    Part II
    How It stands now!

    I am having a hard time believing the cities were bombed!

    Souvenirs of Destrucion : Battleship Islands!

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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Car_holic in HAPPY NEW YEAR..!!!   
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERY MEMBER OF ACI FORUMS AND THEIR FAMILY.

    MAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A PROSPEROUS, JOYFUL AND AWESOME NEW YEAR.

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    LeoRahi got a reaction from EligeBeex in ACI Review : Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG   
    AMG cars are always special and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is no exception. The underlying formula is quite simple - take a regular car and stuff massive power into it - 421 horses in this case. It is a recipe guaranteed to excite.

    Read Full Review
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from CharlesKt in Scoop! Maruti Suzuki 800 Diesel coming in 2014   
    It may be noted that the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, which replaced the last gen Alto in India, has literally taken the entry level hatchback segment by storm. It has not just carried forward the legacy enjoyed by the Alto brand name but has also been successful in carving out a distinct identity for itself.
    The new Alto 800, despite the insipid exterior styling, is flying off the shelves and has been giving sleepless nights to rivals. The only direct rival that the diesel variant of Alto 800 would face is the soon to be launched Tata Nano diesel. The Tata Nano hasn’t really gone down too well with the Indian car buying lot but Tata is betting big on the upcoming diesel variant which, in all probability, will offer stellar fuel economy. Powering the Tata Nano diesel would be a two cylinder, 800 cc diesel engine with aruond 40PS of max power.
    The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 diesel too will be a new 800cc turbo diesel engine that will be developed ‘in-house’ by MSIL (with assistance from a team of engineers from Suzuki, Japan.)
    The new 0.8 Liter diesel engines would ensure two things-
    Maruti won’t have to pay royalty to some other car maker for the procurement and usage of their diesel engine (Currently, Maruti pays to Fiat for using their Multijet motor). This would enable MSIL to price its cars more competitively.
    A 0.8 liter diesel engine means that not just the Alto 800 but also the AStar and WagonR could soon get a diesel engine variant to battle it out against the diesel powered Chevrolet Beat and upcoming all new Hyundai i10.

    Maruti already seems to be having another winner in his hands. What say?
    Source
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from EligeBeex in ACI Review : Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG   
    AMG cars are always special and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is no exception. The underlying formula is quite simple - take a regular car and stuff massive power into it - 421 horses in this case. It is a recipe guaranteed to excite.

    Read Full Review
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from EligeBeex in ACI Review : Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG   
    AMG cars are always special and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is no exception. The underlying formula is quite simple - take a regular car and stuff massive power into it - 421 horses in this case. It is a recipe guaranteed to excite.

    Read Full Review
  8. Like
    LeoRahi got a reaction from EligeBeex in ACI Review : Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG   
    AMG cars are always special and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is no exception. The underlying formula is quite simple - take a regular car and stuff massive power into it - 421 horses in this case. It is a recipe guaranteed to excite.

    Read Full Review
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from CharlesKt in Scoop! Maruti Suzuki 800 Diesel coming in 2014   
    It may be noted that the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, which replaced the last gen Alto in India, has literally taken the entry level hatchback segment by storm. It has not just carried forward the legacy enjoyed by the Alto brand name but has also been successful in carving out a distinct identity for itself.
    The new Alto 800, despite the insipid exterior styling, is flying off the shelves and has been giving sleepless nights to rivals. The only direct rival that the diesel variant of Alto 800 would face is the soon to be launched Tata Nano diesel. The Tata Nano hasn’t really gone down too well with the Indian car buying lot but Tata is betting big on the upcoming diesel variant which, in all probability, will offer stellar fuel economy. Powering the Tata Nano diesel would be a two cylinder, 800 cc diesel engine with aruond 40PS of max power.
    The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 diesel too will be a new 800cc turbo diesel engine that will be developed ‘in-house’ by MSIL (with assistance from a team of engineers from Suzuki, Japan.)
    The new 0.8 Liter diesel engines would ensure two things-
    Maruti won’t have to pay royalty to some other car maker for the procurement and usage of their diesel engine (Currently, Maruti pays to Fiat for using their Multijet motor). This would enable MSIL to price its cars more competitively.
    A 0.8 liter diesel engine means that not just the Alto 800 but also the AStar and WagonR could soon get a diesel engine variant to battle it out against the diesel powered Chevrolet Beat and upcoming all new Hyundai i10.

    Maruti already seems to be having another winner in his hands. What say?
    Source
  10. Like
    LeoRahi got a reaction from EligeBeex in ACI Review : Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG   
    AMG cars are always special and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is no exception. The underlying formula is quite simple - take a regular car and stuff massive power into it - 421 horses in this case. It is a recipe guaranteed to excite.

    Read Full Review
  11. Like
    LeoRahi got a reaction from CharlesKt in Scoop! Maruti Suzuki 800 Diesel coming in 2014   
    It may be noted that the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, which replaced the last gen Alto in India, has literally taken the entry level hatchback segment by storm. It has not just carried forward the legacy enjoyed by the Alto brand name but has also been successful in carving out a distinct identity for itself.
    The new Alto 800, despite the insipid exterior styling, is flying off the shelves and has been giving sleepless nights to rivals. The only direct rival that the diesel variant of Alto 800 would face is the soon to be launched Tata Nano diesel. The Tata Nano hasn’t really gone down too well with the Indian car buying lot but Tata is betting big on the upcoming diesel variant which, in all probability, will offer stellar fuel economy. Powering the Tata Nano diesel would be a two cylinder, 800 cc diesel engine with aruond 40PS of max power.
    The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 diesel too will be a new 800cc turbo diesel engine that will be developed ‘in-house’ by MSIL (with assistance from a team of engineers from Suzuki, Japan.)
    The new 0.8 Liter diesel engines would ensure two things-
    Maruti won’t have to pay royalty to some other car maker for the procurement and usage of their diesel engine (Currently, Maruti pays to Fiat for using their Multijet motor). This would enable MSIL to price its cars more competitively.
    A 0.8 liter diesel engine means that not just the Alto 800 but also the AStar and WagonR could soon get a diesel engine variant to battle it out against the diesel powered Chevrolet Beat and upcoming all new Hyundai i10.

    Maruti already seems to be having another winner in his hands. What say?
    Source
  12. Like
    LeoRahi got a reaction from CharlesKt in Scoop! Maruti Suzuki 800 Diesel coming in 2014   
    It may be noted that the new Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, which replaced the last gen Alto in India, has literally taken the entry level hatchback segment by storm. It has not just carried forward the legacy enjoyed by the Alto brand name but has also been successful in carving out a distinct identity for itself.
    The new Alto 800, despite the insipid exterior styling, is flying off the shelves and has been giving sleepless nights to rivals. The only direct rival that the diesel variant of Alto 800 would face is the soon to be launched Tata Nano diesel. The Tata Nano hasn’t really gone down too well with the Indian car buying lot but Tata is betting big on the upcoming diesel variant which, in all probability, will offer stellar fuel economy. Powering the Tata Nano diesel would be a two cylinder, 800 cc diesel engine with aruond 40PS of max power.
    The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 diesel too will be a new 800cc turbo diesel engine that will be developed ‘in-house’ by MSIL (with assistance from a team of engineers from Suzuki, Japan.)
    The new 0.8 Liter diesel engines would ensure two things-
    Maruti won’t have to pay royalty to some other car maker for the procurement and usage of their diesel engine (Currently, Maruti pays to Fiat for using their Multijet motor). This would enable MSIL to price its cars more competitively.
    A 0.8 liter diesel engine means that not just the Alto 800 but also the AStar and WagonR could soon get a diesel engine variant to battle it out against the diesel powered Chevrolet Beat and upcoming all new Hyundai i10.

    Maruti already seems to be having another winner in his hands. What say?
    Source
  13. Like
    LeoRahi got a reaction from EligeBeex in ACI Review : Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG   
    AMG cars are always special and the Mercedes SLK 55 AMG is no exception. The underlying formula is quite simple - take a regular car and stuff massive power into it - 421 horses in this case. It is a recipe guaranteed to excite.

    Read Full Review
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Linkin in ACI Review: Audi RS Q3 SUV   

    An RS badge is exciting, even more so when it’s on an Audi. It’s not just about a sporty body kit or a more powerful engine. Rather, it’s also about an assurance that the standard car has shed some of its cold personality and made provisions for thrills, even as it retains most of its everyday usability and comfortable nature. The RS Q3 is the first SUV from Audi to sport an RS badge, and I’m driving it through the Swiss Alps to see just how RS-ish a luxury SUV can really get.

    The key to the RS is its turbocharged 2.5-litre, 20-valve in-line five – an engine configuration first seen on the original Quattro rally car in 1980. It puts out its hefty 42.8kgm of peak torque from as low as 1500rpm and the torque curve remains flat all the way to 5200rpm. The all-wheel-drive traction, perfectly matched gear ratios and a smooth-revving engine all combine to produce jet engine-like thrust in every gear well and at all engine speeds.

    Just to give you an example of how potent the performance is, let’s take a look at the figures. Claimed time to 100kph for this near-1.8 tonne car is a phenomenal 5.5 seconds, and it’ll hit its limited top speed of 250kph without you noticing. These figures might not sound staggering on a performance car, but remember, we’re talking about an SUV here.
    Anyone who has driven, or even heard, the old Audi five-pot turbo working hard in the original Quattro might expect a similar aural experience here. And on one level, they won’t be disappointed; the distinctive thrum of that in-line five is successfully recreated. But the raw beat of the Quattro has been replaced largely by a more refined snarl.
    Dynamics? The normal Q3 is decent around corners; the RS builds on this and simply takes it to another level. The sports suspension lowers the body by 25mm, the battery is located in the luggage compartment for better weight distribution, and it gets wide 255 section tyres. These help the RS hang on with admirable aplomb around corners and it’s only the high driving position which reminds you that this is an SUV. The steering too is direct and helps you place the car precisely. But it has an artificial weighting that leaves the RS Q3’s driver distinctly feel-free.

    Coming to styling, how can your neighbours tell this isn’t the regular Q3 that you’re driving? Well, it’ll be obvious when they spot the flared wheel arches and those beautifully designed massive 20-inch wheels. In addition, you get an RS front bumper and the Quattro emblem on the front air intake, as well as a large roof spoiler, integrated faux diffuser and a large tailpipe with an aluminium tip.

    But unlike the exteriors, the changes to the cabin are more subtle. You get an RS badge on the steering wheel and the standard inlays are in aluminium finish. Then there’s aluminium inserts on the foot pedals and sports seats embossed with the RS badge. The seats offer excellent support and keep you comfortable even when the car is driven hard. The standard MMI system comes with an RS menu which shows the turbo boost pressure, oil temperature and, whoa, a lap timer for when you take your car on a race track.

    The RS Q3 is not expected in India anytime soon, so those zipping-down-the-Buddh-International-Circuit dreams can wait. But if and when it does come, this car will definitely strike a chord with our SUV-crazy country. It’s got a stonking engine, it drives very well and is a car worthy of the RS badge. Expected to be priced around Rs 58 lakh, the RS Q3 will be a steal for people looking for a high-performance SUV.
    - AutocarIndia
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Linkin in Skoda Rapid Hatchback to India?   
    Came across this
    in YouTube by carbuyer.co.uk of the Skoda Rapid Hatchback or Spaceback they call.Really impressive car though, But would be great if they are launching it in India. Since there was rumour cooking up regarding replacing Fabia. I expect this car to show up in Indian market. Recently this was launched at the Frankfurt motor show 2013. This is basically an estate version of the Rapid hatchback that was launched in the UK last year.
    Skoda claims this Diesel spec in UK can give up to 75mpg!! i.e. 26+kmpl, And petrol engine giving 50mpg i.e. 17+kmpl. Impressive numbers for a 1.6 Engine. Car looks fab for the bootspace, passenger space etc. Its going to be a cool hatch. What you guys think??
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Linkin in ACI Review: Audi RS Q3 SUV   

    An RS badge is exciting, even more so when it’s on an Audi. It’s not just about a sporty body kit or a more powerful engine. Rather, it’s also about an assurance that the standard car has shed some of its cold personality and made provisions for thrills, even as it retains most of its everyday usability and comfortable nature. The RS Q3 is the first SUV from Audi to sport an RS badge, and I’m driving it through the Swiss Alps to see just how RS-ish a luxury SUV can really get.

    The key to the RS is its turbocharged 2.5-litre, 20-valve in-line five – an engine configuration first seen on the original Quattro rally car in 1980. It puts out its hefty 42.8kgm of peak torque from as low as 1500rpm and the torque curve remains flat all the way to 5200rpm. The all-wheel-drive traction, perfectly matched gear ratios and a smooth-revving engine all combine to produce jet engine-like thrust in every gear well and at all engine speeds.

    Just to give you an example of how potent the performance is, let’s take a look at the figures. Claimed time to 100kph for this near-1.8 tonne car is a phenomenal 5.5 seconds, and it’ll hit its limited top speed of 250kph without you noticing. These figures might not sound staggering on a performance car, but remember, we’re talking about an SUV here.
    Anyone who has driven, or even heard, the old Audi five-pot turbo working hard in the original Quattro might expect a similar aural experience here. And on one level, they won’t be disappointed; the distinctive thrum of that in-line five is successfully recreated. But the raw beat of the Quattro has been replaced largely by a more refined snarl.
    Dynamics? The normal Q3 is decent around corners; the RS builds on this and simply takes it to another level. The sports suspension lowers the body by 25mm, the battery is located in the luggage compartment for better weight distribution, and it gets wide 255 section tyres. These help the RS hang on with admirable aplomb around corners and it’s only the high driving position which reminds you that this is an SUV. The steering too is direct and helps you place the car precisely. But it has an artificial weighting that leaves the RS Q3’s driver distinctly feel-free.

    Coming to styling, how can your neighbours tell this isn’t the regular Q3 that you’re driving? Well, it’ll be obvious when they spot the flared wheel arches and those beautifully designed massive 20-inch wheels. In addition, you get an RS front bumper and the Quattro emblem on the front air intake, as well as a large roof spoiler, integrated faux diffuser and a large tailpipe with an aluminium tip.

    But unlike the exteriors, the changes to the cabin are more subtle. You get an RS badge on the steering wheel and the standard inlays are in aluminium finish. Then there’s aluminium inserts on the foot pedals and sports seats embossed with the RS badge. The seats offer excellent support and keep you comfortable even when the car is driven hard. The standard MMI system comes with an RS menu which shows the turbo boost pressure, oil temperature and, whoa, a lap timer for when you take your car on a race track.

    The RS Q3 is not expected in India anytime soon, so those zipping-down-the-Buddh-International-Circuit dreams can wait. But if and when it does come, this car will definitely strike a chord with our SUV-crazy country. It’s got a stonking engine, it drives very well and is a car worthy of the RS badge. Expected to be priced around Rs 58 lakh, the RS Q3 will be a steal for people looking for a high-performance SUV.
    - AutocarIndia
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Linkin in RunFlat Tyres : All you need to know   
    This article gives you quite a bit of information on run flat technology, for those who are not familiar with it yet.
    Run Flats are most widely used by BMW, standard on all their cars besides the M cars. The have many benefits over normal tubeless tyres, but also are worse off in a way or two. Other manufacturers also use run flats on some models.
    Run flat tyres can be repaired
    For a normal puncture, run flats can be repaired just like a normal tubeless tyre. They will work just fine after that. Even the way of fixing a puncture is the same. BMW owners note that if you go to a dealership they will ask you to replace, since that is their policy. We don't do autobahn speeds all the time so even fixing the puncture may suffice.
    When Can run flats NOT be repaired
    Run flats can not be repaired if they are driven on zero air for some distance. They are designed to be driven only a certain distance on zero air, and since the sidewall is supporting the car weight, it weakens. In this case the tyre will have to be replaced.
    Also if the sidewall is torn, or there is a huge puncture, or the tyre is shredded, and in other situations where a normal tubeless tyre would have to be changed. These are the situations where a run flat will have to be replaced.
    Run flats can also puncture slowly
    Again like normal tubeless tyres, you may just get a small puncture, in which case the air will leak slowly, maybe reduce just a few psi over a couple of days. A common misconception is that run flats have to be changed as soon as they are punctured since they get damaged. Like I mentioned above, the puncture is fixable, and you can continue using the tyre as long as it doesn't run on ZERO air for any distance.
    What if you are driving long distance?
    Run flats are always at the back of any car owners mind on a long distance trip, since there is no spare to change to. Since run flats can only run a maximum of 150-200km (would probably be less with Indian roads) at 80kph people wonder what they would do if they are in between Mumbai and Goa, since there are no dealers in between.
    Every car with run flats would have a tyre pressure loss indicator, which would tell you some tyre has lost pressure if it senses a pressure loss of more than approx 5psi in any of the tyres. So this is like an early warning.
    Now as soon as the tyre pressure loss light/sound comes on, you pull into the nearest petrol pump (there would be enough on any major highway) and check the air pressure, note which tyre has lost air, fill in more air and continue. Depending on the loss in air you can stop accordingly along the way again to top up air/fix the puncture.
    BUT if the tyre gets torn, bursts, or any other such thing you will be running it on no air, and that will be a problem.
    Run flats can be good for you too
    If at a high speed, for any reason which would cause a tubeless tyre to burst or lose air totally, the runflat would still have its sidewall and help to a certain extent to keep the car in control. This is also shown in the video above.
    What are disadvantages of run flats
    Run flat tyres give a car a much stiffer ride because of the strengthened sidewall, which absorbs less shocks. They also weigh upto 40% more than tubeless tyres in some cases and lower the fuel economy because of more rolling resistance. Some also say the grip on these tyres is not as good because of the stiff sidewall.
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Linkin in India Bike Week 2014!!   
    I'm not a big fan of bikes. But still love to see the choppers and mod bikes. I'll not be there but hope to see some good clicks of the IBW on the forum.
    Who who are attending IBW???
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Linkin in Hello everybody!!!!   
    Hello Linkin and welcome aboard to ACI forums. That's a good intro there. Have a pleasant stay
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from iksjufnwrb in What should i look out in a Pre-Owned bike??   
    Hello everybody. Recently our 8yr old bike, a HH Splendour was stealed from our home. So now i want to buy a pre-owned bike. My Budget is 30k approx. So, want suggestion for the what should i look out for. For example - a faulty brake etc..
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Exextunse in The GAMING thread - PC/Xbox/PS etc...   
    Hey all
    How many gamers inside ACI?
    I am a great gamer.
    My plays are (on PC) - Assasin's Creed 3, NFS all editions (completed), Moto GP (Completed), GTA 5 (New), GTA 4 etc...
    Do share yours.
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from orierciveBrem in Spied: Safari storme caught testing!   
    two mules have been spied at a few meter distances from each other. One of the mule was running on bigger alloy wheels from Aria but that was about it! In another development, we have managed to snap another test mule of Safari Storme passing by near Tata’s Pune plant.


    If you carefully analyse, Tata has gradually been pushing Storme up the ladder over Aria (or the vice-versa!). Now there could be a possibility that Tata may be testing the following:
    1.A regular Safari Storme endurance test vehicle
    2.Safari Storme with more features possibly for an upgraded version that is expected to get launched soon (Earlier report here)
    3.Storme Automatic!
    Possibilities of this being a regular endurance test car are low since it makes not much of a sense testing exactly the same car in exact same specifications for a year after its launch. There were reports that Tata is preparing a more loaded Safari Storme a few months back and there is almost a certainty that Automatic Safari Storme is coming to our shores soon, along with Aria.
    Which one is this mule, we can not really claim anything. But one thing is for sure, there is a lot that is cooking at Tata’s stables and Storme needs a lot of ammo to slug it out against the more contemporary rivals in the market.
    Source - http://motorbash.com/spied-tata-continues-testing-safari-storme-we-continue-our-spotting-spree/
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    LeoRahi got a reaction from Skedopetfed in Hello everyone...Its great to be here   
    A big hello to everyone out there.
    Hi, I'm Rahi. My ID is inspired from "Leo" my Zodiac sign an "Rahi" my name. I'm an avid reader of Autocar since 2008. I came to know about Autocar from my cousins, I was very young then. So didn't give interest in all that. But as my age grow up, I somehow fell in love with cars. Since then every issue of Autocar is with me. Coming to cars, Our first car is a 2000 Maruti 800(Sold in 2006), in 2006 we bought a pre-owned amby(sold in 2009) and now we are a very proud owner of Hyundai i20. I'm an avid lover of music. I love F1. Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher. I love Italian cars, Ferrari And Lambos .
    See you all around.
    Cheers
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    LeoRahi reacted to LeoRahi in Leaked images of the Ford Everest / Endeavour concept   
    Yes, with a little difference.
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    LeoRahi reacted to LeoRahi in Leaked images of the Ford Everest / Endeavour concept   
    Wow! The alloys looks great.