Today: March 28 2017
Best fairground Geneva Motor Show, held from the 9 19 on March called the Bugatti stand. The award in this nomination is awarded by the Club of Advertising and Public Relations 14 recent years. "The jury chose the Bugatti stand for efficient design on a small exhibition area, stand elements workmanship and detail", - says the automaker's statement. At the stand of the brand in Geneva it was shown only one car - painted in dark blue hypercar Chiron, one of the first collected by the client machines.
It is time to put aside the jokes about who rides behind the wheel of a very large machines, and admit the obvious - large SUVs stand in the stream and attract attention, so they want to call it "real car". And if you do not really like the new Ford Excursion, there are at least five other options to choose from. If you do not like the Excursion, you can always turn to his brother premium Lincoln brand. The flagship version of the Navigator L no longer young, but has recently gone through a planned restyling. By default, the model comes with rear-wheel drive, but can be ordered as an option complete.
Car Audi A3 won the Best Cars 2017 Award in the category "Best compact car" in a survey of readers of the magazine «auto motor und sport». This was the correspondent of "Lenta.ru" said the spokesman of the brand. "This success proves that we are heading the right direction and support at the right level the enthusiasm, which is so necessary to build the best cars. This gives us confidence in our chosen path ", - said chairman of the board of directors of Audi AG Rupert Stadler (Rupert Stadler). In addition, in the category "Large SUV" won second place model Audi Q7, scored 10,4% of the vote.
In a large US retail chain Walmart will begin selling cars. According to the publication Automotive News, in supermarkets will special terminals on the selection of new and used cars on the Internet. After selecting a vehicle to drive the system prompts the customer to the appropriate dealership. Internet platform through which the project is called CarSaver will be implemented. In addition to the selection of the machine, the service allows you to choose the method of purchase (such as credit), and take out insurance. The process is carried out through the terminals with touch screen - initially they appear in 25 Walmart stores network. To resolve any questions provides call center support.
Ford has announced the specifications turbo engine 3.5 V6 family EcoBoost, which is installed on the supercar GT last generation. Giving back is the motor horsepower and 655 745 Nm of torque. "Dry" mass model is 1360 kilos. The maximum speed of Ford GT is equal to 347 kilometers per hour, making dvuhdverku the fastest production car of the American automaker. In addition, the "Ford" announced the time for which the GT goes a circle on 5,05-kilometer Canadian route Calabogie Motorsports Park, consisting of 20 turns. Supercar does it for a minute 2 9,8 seconds. This is a second faster than McLaren 675LT and 3,1 seconds faster than Ferrari 458 Speciale.
The British automaker Bentley Motors luxury set a record for car sales. 2016 11 machines were sold in the year 023. This was the correspondent of "Lenta.ru" said the spokesman of the brand. Compared with the previous year, an increase of 9 percent. The largest market for US companies remain at the same time, performance has been improved in Europe, enjoyed great popularity new Bentley Bentayga. "In the future we plan to continue investing in new high-end models, which determine the vector of development of the segment, and innovative technologies", - said chairman of the board and CEO of Bentley Wolfgang Dyurhaymer (Wolfgang Dürheimer).
Jaguar has announced a new line of modifications Jaguar F-Type, a car built for speed lovers. This was the correspondent of "Lenta.ru" said the representative of the press service of the company. Buyers will be available several kinds of machines: from the F-Type with an engine capacity of 340 horsepower rear-wheel drive to four-wheel drive all-weather supercar F-Type SVR, speeds of up to 322 kilometers per hour. All models are equipped with intelligent multimedia Touch Pro system. "One of the biggest challenges for the designers was the transfer of power and sporting character of the car through its silhouette", - said the director of design Ian Callum Jaguar (Ian Callum).
Audi has unveiled a concept car Q8. The presentation took place in the framework of the international motor show in Detroit. This was the correspondent of "Lenta.ru" said the spokesman of the brand. According to manufacturers, the car will be the basis for a new full-sized crossover segment of the brand and has the features of a sports coupe and roomy SUV. The new administration concept uses a large touch screen, equipped with enhanced virtual dashboard Audi virtual cockpit and a projection screen c intelligent technology of augmented reality. The machine is equipped with an engine capacity of 448 horsepower. The concept car is the basis for a future production model that Audi plans to bring to market in the year 2018.
The Italian company Lamborghini launched the sale of a tractor DL 25, 1955 which was issued in the year. Reported Luxurylaunches. Price rare model - about 32 thousand dollars. The tractor is equipped with a diesel engine that can reach a capacity of up to 26 horsepower. Tractor Body painted in classic red, the chassis and the hub are marked in blue. Company Lamborghini Trattori, founded in the year 1948, its headquarters is located in Pieve di Cento. At the end of the year 2016 50 noted in the company-anniversary since the release of Miura car. In honor of this staged 600-kilometer rally.
The Danish company Fenris Motorcycles built a prototype electric motorcycle, claiming the title of fastest production elektrobayka in the world. According Ride Apartso reference to the general director of the company Jesper Wajda, the maximum speed of the motorcycle exceeds 300 kilometers per hour. one electric motor of its own design firm used in the bike. It 200-strong unit weighing only 12,5 kilos, while the total weight of the prototype 196 kilos. According to the developers, the bike accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour within three seconds. Cruising is not reported. The design elektrobayka suspension applied with a pendulum for the front and rear wheels, while the dampers located beneath the engine roughly midway between the wheels.
Siberia fell into the world of off-road map drawn up by an international team of scientists. This writes the journal Science. The work on the project took part a team of researchers led by Pierre Ibishov (Pierre Ibisch) from the German University of ekoustoychivogo in Eberswalde. Scientists have created a map of the most valuable in terms of ecology regions where reflected the situation with roads. Blue color on it was marked areas where the distance between the nearest roads averages 65-80 kilometers (the maximum rate). In this area, apart from Siberia, were most of Brazil, parts of Africa, Indonesia, and Papua - New Guinea.
The Taiwan authorities made a demonstrative destruction of the supercar Lamborghini Murcielago SV, which has been withdrawn by the owner as a penalty for violation of local laws. Videotapes, which depicted a car tearing apart cranes, appeared on YouTube. The history of this supercar began in 2013, when police stopped a Lamborghini for a routine check of documents. In its course it turned out that the license plate on a sedan Murcielago belongs to Ford. According to Taiwanese law, the car was confiscated. The owner of the machine, the pilot of one of the local airlines on behalf of Lin, tried to appeal, but all his appeals were dismissed.
Volvo has released a video in which a racing sedan S60 Polestar TC1 and 2400-strong truck "Ironclad" compete in drag racing and speed lap on the track. The clip was recorded on the Swedish circuit Mantorp. In the shootings took part 400-strong modification S60 sedan, prepared to participate in the WTCC championship. This machine with 1,6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and 6-speed sequential gearbox. Vehicle weight is less than 1100 kilos. We oppose racing chetyrehdverki specially prepared truck The Iron Knight ( «Ironclad"), in which Volvo has established two world speed records.
The American firm Axalta Coating Systems (formerly known as DuPont Performance Coatings) published the results of the annual survey, which determines the most popular car color in the world, including Russia. Experts pointed out that in recent times there is a tendency to return to the fashion machine with bright colored body. "We continue to see the complete dominance of neutral colors, but there is a caveat. Increasingly, buyers prefer brighter shades, so we can say that in the future, "colorful" cars will once again become the mainstream ", - said the marketing manager Axalta Nancy Lockhart. According to the study, white remains the most popular color in the world.
The entire edition road version hypercar AM-RB 001, the joint development of the companies Aston Martin and Red Bull, was sold under forward orderings. This British automaker said in a tweet. It is planned to build 150 civilian vehicles and even 25 - track. At the same time before the production version of the model, there are still three years. "Aston" and Red Bull officially announced the joint work on the car in March, and the first prototype shown in the summer. Over hypercar maker working machines champion in Formula-1 for Williams teams, McLaren and Red Bull, Adrian Newey, as well as chief designer Marek Reichmann British automaker. The novelty will receive the body and chassis of carbon fiber, 1000-powerful seven-liter engine V12 and energy recovery system under braking.
The American company Nikola Motor introduced the first sample 1000-strong hydrogen tractor One, announced in the summer of 2016 years. New for customers which brand will develop its own network of filling stations, may pass without refueling almost 2000 kilometers. The tractor is equipped with power plant on hydrogen fuel cells. In this system, electricity generated during the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen stored in the batteries which feed motors. Range stroke model will depend on the choice of tanks and battery capacity configuration: from the 1287 1931 to kilometers (from the 800 1200 to miles).
Cars with diesel engines will disappear from the streets in Mexico City, Paris, Athens and Madrid to 2025 year, according to the signed by the heads of administrations of the capitals of the agreement. The agreement was reached during the summit held in Mexico City "major cities Partnership on Climate Change" (S40). The purpose of the agreement is an attempt to provide a better air quality in these world cities. Also, the mayors of the capitals of the four decided to facilitate the transition to vehicles with alternative sources of energy, create the conditions for greater movement of residents walking and biking.
London-based PLP Architecture has prepared a draft of the underground road system for cars with autopilot. Cartube network involves the construction of roads trubopodobnyh under the city and can be more efficient high-speed rail. According to the developers, Cartube is a system of narrow tunnels for cars with electric power plants and autopilot. The use of electric vehicles to avoid difficulties with ventilation "pipe", while the autonomous movement of the accident and eliminate overlapping routes. At the same cars in the underground system can be an alternative to personal vehicles on city streets rather than public transport.
British Sotheby's auction house announced that 3 December in Daytona Beach for sale last released a copy of a supercar LaFerrari will be exposed. This was reported in the press release, Received "Lenta.ru" on Tuesday, November 29. The car was manufactured by Ferrari specifically for trading. All proceeds from the sale will go to the fund National Italian American Foundation's Earthquake Relief Fund, to raise funds for the restoration of the victims of the earthquake regions of Italy. Initially the series was limited LaFerrari 499 instances, however, the head of Ferrari in August 2016 years Sergio Marchionne announced that the factory in Maranello will be collected 500-I machine, which will be the company's home country for free and will be sold at a charity auction.
British manufacturer McLaren cars presented updated model coupe 570S Design Edition. According Luxurylaunches, the car will be released in five copies. Translated into Russian currency reserves its price of about 12 million rubles. The technical characteristics of advanced sports car is no different from the original. The machine is equipped with 3,8-liter engine V8. To "hundred" it is dispersed for 3,2 seconds and can reach speeds of up 328 kilometers per hour. Changes have been made to the look of the car: the car will be different body color, a touch of interior design and wheels.
Tesla Motors will release new versions of electric Model S and Model X with a designation 100D, who will lose their «P» prefix in the name. It is expected that these model variants will have the greatest power reserve amid all the automaker's lineup. Reported Electrek. New items will be positioned as a "non-charged" versions of top modifications Model S and Model X, which are equipped with lithium-ion batteries with a capacity 100 kilowatt-hours. They will not be as fast as version P100D, but can drive substantially greater distance due to reduced energy consumption. Earlier, Tesla Model S P100D called "green" car with the greatest reserve.