Today: February 22 2018
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.
The Audi A3 car won the Best Cars 2017 in the "Best Compact Car" nomination according to the results of a poll of the readers of the magazine "auto motor und sport". This was reported to the correspondent of "Lentee.ru" by the representative of the press service of the brand. "This success proves that we are moving in the right direction and we are maintaining at the proper level the enthusiasm that is so necessary for the creation of better cars. This gives us confidence in the correctness of the path chosen by us, "said Audi AG Chairman of the Board of Directors Rupert Stadler. In addition, in the category "Big SUV" the second place was won by the Audi Q7 model, which received 10,4% of votes.
In a large American retail network, Walmart will begin selling cars. According to the publication Automotive News, in the supermarkets of the network there will be special terminals for the selection of new and used cars via the Internet. After choosing a car, the system will prompt the customer to drive to the corresponding dealer center. The Internet platform, through which the project will be implemented, is called CarSaver. In addition to selecting a car, the service will allow you to choose the method of purchase (for example, on credit) and arrange insurance. The process is carried out through terminals with a touch screen - initially they will appear in the 25 stores of the Walmart network. A telephone support center is provided to resolve any issues.
The company Ford announced the characteristics of the turbo engine 3.5 V6 family EcoBoost, which is installed on the supercar GT of the latest generation. The output of the engine is 655 horsepower and 745 Nm of torque. The "dry" mass of the model is 1360 kilograms. Maximum speed Ford GT equals 347 kilometers per hour, which makes the two-door the fastest serial car of the American automaker. In addition, "Ford" announced the time for which the GT runs a circle on the 5,05-kilometer Canadian track Calabogie Motorsports Park, consisting of 20 turns. Supercar does it in 2 minutes 9,8 seconds. This is a second faster than the McLaren 675LT and 3,1 seconds faster than the Ferrari 458 Speciale.
British luxury car maker Bentley Motors set a record for car sales. In 2016, 11 023 machines were implemented. This was reported to the correspondent of "Lentee.ru" by the representative of the press service of the brand. Compared to the previous year, the growth was 9 percent. The largest market for the company is the US, at the same time, the performance has been improved in Europe: the new Bentley Bentayga was very popular. "In the long term, we plan to continue investing in new high-end models that determine the vector of development of our segment, and in innovative technologies," commented Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and CEO of Bentley.
The company Jaguar has announced a new lineup of modifications of the Jaguar F-Type, a car designed for speed lovers. The representative of the press-service of the company told about it to the correspondent of "Lentee.ru". Buyers will be available several types of cars: from F-Type with an engine capacity of 340 horsepower with rear-wheel drive to the all-wheel drive all-season super car F-Type SVR, which develops speed up to 322 kilometers per hour. All modifications are equipped with an intelligent multimedia system Touch Pro. "One of the most difficult tasks for designers was the transfer of the sporting character and power of this car through its silhouette," said Jaguar design director Ian Callum.
Company Audi introduced the concept car Q8. The presentation was part of the international auto show in Detroit. This was reported to the correspondent of "Lentee.ru" by the representative of the press service of the brand. According to manufacturers, the car will become the basis for a new segment of full-size crossover brands and has the features of both a sports coupe and a roomy SUV. The new control concept uses large touch screens equipped with an extended virtual instrument panel Audi virtual cockpit and a projection display with intelligent technology of augmented reality. The machine is equipped with an engine power of 448 horsepower. The concept car is the basis of the future production model, which Audi plans to bring to the market in 2018 year.
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 of an electric motorcycle claiming the title of the fastest serial electric bike in the world. As Ride Apart reports referring to the general director of the company Jesper Weid, the maximum speed of the motorcycle exceeds 300 kilometers per hour. In the bike used one electric motor of the company's own design. This 200-strong aggregate weighing only 12,5 kilograms, while the total mass of the prototype is 196 kilograms. According to the developers, the motorcycle accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour within three seconds. The power reserve is not reported. The design of the electric bike uses pendulum suspensions for the front and rear wheels, with the shock absorbers located under the engine approximately midway between the wheels.
Siberia was included in the global off-road map compiled by an international group of scientists. This is written by the journal Science. A team of researchers led by Pierre Ibisch from the German University of Eco-Sustainability in Eberswalde took part in the project. Scientists have created a map of the most valuable regions in terms of ecology, where they reflected the situation with roads. Blue marked the areas where the distance between the nearest roads averages 65-80 kilometers (maximum). In this area, in addition to Siberia, hit most of Brazil, selected regions of Africa, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.
The Taiwan authorities staged demonstrative destruction of the supercar Lamborghini Murcielago SV, which was seized from the owner as a punishment for violation of local laws. Videos that show the tearing apart of the car cranes appeared on YouTube. The story of this supercar began in 2013, when the police stopped Lamborghini for routine document verification. In her course, it turned out that the license plate on the Murcielago belongs to the Ford sedan. In accordance with Taiwanese laws, the car was confiscated. The owner of the car, a pilot of a local airline named Lin, tried to appeal, but all his complaints were rejected.
Company Volvo has published a video in which the racing sedan S60 Polestar TC1 and 2400-strong truck "Iron Knight" compete in drag racing and in the speed of passing the circle on the track. The video was recorded at the Swedish Mantorp circuit. The 400-strong modification of the S60 sedan, prepared for participation in the WTCC championship, took part in the shootings. This is a car with 1,6-liter four-cylinder turbo and 6-speed sequential gearbox. The car mass does not exceed 1100 kilograms. Opposing the racing four-door was the specially prepared tractor The Iron Knight, where Volvo set two world speed records.
The American company Axalta Coating Systems (formerly known as DuPont Performance Coatings) has published the results of an annual study determining the most popular car colors around the world, including Russia. Specialists noted that recently there has been a trend towards returning fashion to cars with a bright coloring of the body. "We still see the full dominance of neutral colors, but there is one nuance. Increasingly, buyers prefer brighter shades, so we can say that in the future, "colorful" cars will again become mainstream, "said Nancy Lockhart, marketing manager for Axalta. According to the research, white remains the most popular color in the world.
The entire edition of the road version of the hyper-AM-RB 001, the joint development of Aston Martin and Red Bull, was sold out on preliminary requests. This British carmaker said in his Twitter. Total planned to build 150 civilian cars and another 25 - track. In this case, until the appearance of the serial version of the model is still three years. "Aston" and Red Bull officially announced the work on a joint car in March, and the first prototype was shown in the summer. Over the hypercar, the creator of the champion cars in Formula 1 for Williams, McLaren and Red Bull teams Adrian Newey, as well as the chief designer of the British automaker Marek Reichman. The novelty will receive a body and chassis of carbon fiber, 1000-strong seven-liter V12 engine and a system of energy recovery during braking.
The American company Nikola Motor presented the first sample of the 1000-strong hydrogen truck tractor One, announced in the summer of 2016. The novelty, for the buyers of which the brand will develop its own network of gas stations, can pass without refueling almost 2000 kilometers. The tractor is equipped with a power plant on hydrogen fuel cells. In such a system, the electricity produced during the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen accumulates in the batteries that supply the electric motors. The range of the model will depend on the choice of the configuration of tanks and battery capacity: from 1287 to 1931 kilometers (from 800 to 1200 miles).
Cars with diesel engines will disappear from the streets of Mexico, Paris, Athens and Madrid to 2025 year, according to the agreement signed by the heads of the administrations of these capitals. The agreement was reached during the summit "Partnership of big cities on climate change" (C40) taking place in Mexico City. The goal of the agreement is an attempt to provide the best air quality in these world megacities. Also, the mayors of the four capitals decided to facilitate the transition to cars with alternative sources of energy, creating conditions for greater movement of people on foot and on bicycles.
London-based PLP Architecture has prepared a project for an underground road system for vehicles with autopilot. Network Cartube involves the construction of pipelike roads under the city and may be more efficient than 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 cars will avoid the difficulties of ensuring the ventilation of the "pipes", while the autonomous movement will exclude accidents and overlapping of tracks. In this case, cars in the underground system can become an alternative to personal cars on city streets, rather than public transport.
British auction house Sotheby's announced that 3 December in Daytona Beach for sale will be exhibited the latest released a copy of the supercar LaFerrari. This is reported in a press release, received by the editorial staff of "Lentee.ru" on Tuesday, November 29. The car was manufactured by Ferrari specifically for auction. All proceeds from the sale will go to the National Italian American Foundation's Earthquake Relief Fund, which collects funds for the restoration of earthquake-affected regions of Italy. Initially, the LaFerrari series was limited to 499 copies, but in August 2016, the head of Ferrari Sergio Marchionne announced that the 500 machine will be assembled at the Maranello plant, which will become a gift to the home country 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.
The company Tesla Motors will release new versions of electric cars Model S and Model X with the designation 100D, which will lose the prefix "P" in the title. It is assumed that such variants of models will have the greatest power reserve among the whole line of the automaker. This is reported by Electrek. The novelties will be positioned as "uncharged" variants of the top models of Model S and Model X, which are equipped with lithium-ion batteries with the capacity of 100 kilowatt-hours. They will not be as fast as the P100D versions, but they will be able to travel much longer due to the reduced power consumption. Previously, the Tesla Model S P100D was named the "green" car with the largest power reserve.