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Yamaha OX99-11 – The design that makes you wonder

Believe it or not, Yamaha was among the first companies that worked on a supercar and that actually built it at the beginning of the 1990s. The car’s name is OX99-11, and it is a V12 unit. It was made by a company called Ypsilon Technology, which is actually a subsidiary company to Yamaha. The production of the unit took place some years after the official entrance of Yamaha in Formula One as one of the engine providers.

The road of making it

When Yamaha was considering the making of this unit, it tried to make it in cooperation with some famous brands. First, they tried to have a German manufacturer to make it, however, their production was not satisfactory to Yamaha. Then, they went to IAD, which is a consulting agency from England, for the cooperation with this work. Since the two companies were not on good terms, Yamaha decided to give the work of the production of this unit exclusively to their subsidiary company called Ypsilon Technology. However, the financial situation in Japan was not good and it was impossible to make it and sell it there. So, the final result was the making of the three prototypes, with one of them appearing for sale recently.

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Engine

The manufacturer has decided to go for a 3.5 liter engine that would have natural aspiration and that would be a V-12 one. The engine has the capacity of providing 440 horsepower and revving to 10,000 rpm. The engine is connected to a manual transmission that has six speeds. The unit also has rear-wheel driving system.

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The design

The unit has a very peculiar design. The entire unit has a somewhat Formula-based design with the maximum potential for two seats. The overall design can be considered a bit thin and the cockpit is a bit taller. The entire unit is not very big, and this can be best seen from its weight that is only 2,535 lbs. if it has lived up to mass production, it would surely be one of the most peculiar yet nicely-designed cars in the world. Namely, this model itself is estimated at 1.3 million USD.

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Dubai Devel Sixteen-New Street Legal Beast

When Bugatti Veyron appeared more than 10 years ago, the world was astonished by the fact that this supercar has an incredible 1000 horsepower. After it, some supercars appeared, and they undoubtedly marked the last decade if we talk about the world of car racing. First of all, we mean incredible machines such as Ferrari LaFerrari, Koenigsegg Regara, McLaren P1 or another Bugatti called Chiron. However, the latest street legal beast, dubbed Dubai Devel Sixteen, has shifted the borders to a new, higher level. This new supercar is the most powerful machine you can actually ride on the roads and has astonishing 4500 horsepower.

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For the first time, we had the opportunity to hear about Dubai Devel Sixteen in the year of 2013 when it was presented as a concept. However, by the end of this year, those who have enough money in the piggy bank will be able to buy this beast. It is estimated that the price of this supercar will be around 1.5 million dollars, but there is still no official information.

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As for the specification of the car, Devel Sixteen is powered by a 12.3-liter V16 engine. This 4-turbocharger engine is a product of a company called “Steve Morris Engines” that is located in the United States. So, this machine is capable of producing even over 4,500 horsepower. In addition, the tests showed that it has a 4.766Nm of 6.600/min and 6.900/min.

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As for the maximum speed Devel Sixteen can reach, it is 560km/h, while from 0 to 100km/h, it comes in just 1.8 seconds. We need to note the fact that the V16 engine, that is installed in this supercar, is actually quite modified the V8 engine by General Motors.

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Also, at the time of writing this article, Devel Sixteen is not completely legal for street driving, because it still does not meet all the criteria because it lacked proper lights and mirrors, but we expect these small problems to be solved as soon as possible.

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9 Ways to Live Like A Millionaire for A Day

Many of us dream to live a life of the super rich, travel wherever we want, eat whatever we feel like or just buy anything you fancy. In reality, not many people can afford such a lifestyle. Still, there are ways for ordinary people to live it, at least for a day, by emulating what rich people do every day.

Drive a supercar for a day

While it is nice to own a few Ferraris, most of won’t live long enough to achieve that. Still, there are ways to get behind a wheel of one of these supercars, by renting one. There are companies that specialize in renting supercars and you can get a Ferrari, Porsche, or a Bugatti for a day. They also have premium models you can rent with a chauffeur if you don’t feel like driving and want to relax in the backseat, while they drive you around the city.

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Get aboard a luxury yacht

You can get a glimpse of luxury yachts in ports all around the globe, from Aruba to Antiqua, without their owners being present. They play extraordinary sums each year for maintenance and end up using them maybe 10 days during the season. Usually, only wealthy people get gain access to them, but there is a way for the rest of us to get aboard, and that is by getting a job on one of them.

Relax in a luxury villa

There are many habits we attribute to rich people and one of them is having houses in various attractive locations around the globe. They can’t use all of them at once, so for the better part of the year, they sit empty, except for the staff that takes care of them. Getting a job in one of these luxurious homes is usually done through a specialized agency and you could apply in order to see one of them from the inside.

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Transfer to first class

If you are looking for a premium experience while flying without breaking a bank, there are ways to do it. The first thing you need to do is to be dress properly. Get rid of t-shirts and shorts and get a smart suit and behave appropriately. If you ever had a bad experience with the air company, you can use it to gain a transfer to the first class.

Get into an exclusive sports event

Social calendars of rich people are often filled with exclusive sports events. Despite the fact that they are usually highly exclusive, there are ways to visit them very easy, sometimes even for free. For instance, you can get tickets for Royal Ascot for less than 30 euro. If you are a tennis fan, Wimbledon organizes a lottery every year for some of the tickets, while Monaco Grand Prix can be watched for free, since it is held on the streets of the city.

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Refine dining for free

Top restaurants in the world have to pay attention to every little detail of their service in order to preserve their status. The best way for them to get an honest opinion is to organize mystery dinners. If you get in one of them, you will get a credit you can spend on a meal and all you have to do in return is to give your honest opinion about it. You need to register on a site in order to get an invitation for the events.

Sponsor a football team

Each respectable millionaire has to own a piece of a popular football club. It doesn’t matter whether it is Manchester United, Chelsea, or Real Madrid, it is a rather expensive pleasure. You can do it on the cheap by sponsoring your local club. Next time you seat in the stands and watch the game, you will feel like Roman Abramovich.

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Treat yourself with a designer watch

Ridiculously expensive watches are one of the status symbols rich people love to wear, even if they are relaxing by the pool. Like many other fashionable items, watches are in one season and out the next, meaning their value can plummet drastically. You can get a second-hand Omega, Rolex, or Breitling for a surprisingly low price.

Be a philanthropist

Perhaps the best way to emulate rich and powerful is to spread the wealth. Donate some money to a humanitarian organization or some other charity of your choice and you can help improve the world while feeling better about yourself at the same time. You won’t contribute millions like some other people, but every little bit helps and you would have done your share.