Today: July 26 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.
Honda dealer in the UK during the Christmas holidays will be giving away customers Breathalyzer companies AlcoSense. Company conducted a joint survey, which revealed that a third of Britons (29,25 percent) has ever sat behind the wheel the next morning after drinking alcohol. According to the survey, during the holidays more than a quarter of respondents (26,25 percent) meet at least once after a party at the wheel of a car until ten o'clock in the morning. Almost the same number of respondents (27,7 percent) plans to have a drink in the Christmas night more than six servings of alcohol. Two-thirds of respondents (62,75 percent) will start drinking more at home before going to the night club or a visit.
Kia is received from the authorities of the US state of Nevada permit test machines with autonomous control systems on public roads. The first tests of the UAV, built on the basis of the electric vehicle Soul EV, held in the town of Beatty. By 2018, Kia, along with Hyundai to develop new technology Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), in the creation of which the partners will invest two billion dollars. The equipment of the system will include multiple sensors that recognize other objects on the road and obstacles, including bad weather conditions. On the basis of these data, "high-tech" computer will make the necessary decisions that will be executed by electronic and mechanical parts of the car.
The organizers of the competition "Car of the Year in Europe" published a list of seven models, claiming the victory. The winner will be announced before the start of the Geneva Motor Show, 29 February. The list includes six European and one Japanese models - Mazda MX-5. Roadster was recently named "Car of the Year in Japan." The victory was the second in a row for Mazda in domestic competition. Earlier, the organizers of the contest "The North American passenger car and coupe, the" name your list of contenders for the victory. For the title in the category of passenger cars will compete Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic and Mazda MX-5. The best off-road vehicle may be either a Honda Pilot, a Nissan Titan XD, or Volvo XC90.
The special modification of the hot hatch Renault Clio RS - 220 Trophy - was the fastest compact hatchback at the Nurburgring. Model drove "Northern loop" of 8 23 minutes and seconds, according Autoevolution. Car during a record-In managing editor of the German edition Sport Auto Christian Gebhardt. On the same day he traveled to the Nürburgring in the MINI John Cooper Works, Opel Corsa OPC and Audi S1. In the first of these machines it time for "Nordschleife" was 8 35 minutes seconds, the second - 8 40 minutes, seconds, and the third - 8 41 seconds minutes. The previous record for the Nurburgring B-segment hatchbacks - 8 59 seconds minutes - belongs to the standard version of the Clio RS, which is managed by former editor in chief of Sport Auto Horst von Saurma.
German tuning studio Pogea Racing has presented a program of improvements for the coupe Alfa Romeo 4C, dubbed Centurion 1Plus. After modernization, the maximum speed of a sports car increased from 257 305 to kilometers per hour. Novelty migrated control unit 1,75-liter "turbochetverkoy" which returns with increased horsepower and 240 350 Nm of torque to the 314 455 forces and Nm. Furthermore, an improved robotic compartment equipped transmission in which the transmission switching to steel 55 percent faster. Acceleration from standstill to 96 kilometers per hour takes 3,8 seconds (the standard 4C - 4,1 seconds). Dvuhdverka acquired carbon-fiber body kit, including new side "skirt", insertion into the grille and bumper and rear diffuser.
The organizers of the competition "Car of the Year Japan» (Japan Car of The Year, JCOTY) summed up the results of voting of journalists and experts to determine the best model 2015 years. The first place for the second time in a row the company has got Mazda - was named best roadster MX-5 new generation. At the final stage of the competition to win claimed nine models. This list includes Suzuki Alto, Subaru Outback / Legacy, Toyota Senta, Nissan X-Trail, Honda S660, BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, Jaguar XE, Fiat 500X and Tesla Model S P85D. Initially, to win the Japan Car of the Year claimed models 45: 24 Japanese, 18 European and three American.
Porsche has officially confirmed the launch of a series of electric models, created in the style of a concept car Mission E. On the implementation of the project will be spent over 700 million euros, while the production car will only 2020 year. For electric models in the "Porsche" will significantly expand the company in Stuttgart, adding a new assembly line and paint shop. It will be built by a private playground for the production of electric motors, and the total number of additional jobs created will exceed one thousand. More about 300 million euros will be invested in other offices Porsche, including an engineering center which will prepare a technical stuffing Mission E to the series.
BMW Group with "soon" launch a series of hybrid sports open modification i8. This was in an interview with Handelsblatt said the head of the Bavarian brand Harald Krueger. It is still not clear what the commodity BMW i8 Spyder will be different from the same concept car shown in the spring of 2012 years at the Beijing Auto Show. The prototype had a removable translucent roof and windshield with integrated spoiler. Apparently, the roadster will get a powerplant compartment, which includes a strong 231-1,5-liter turbo unit, electric motor 131 horsepower, six-speed "automatic" and the battery pack. The total return units - 362 force. The power plant was the winner of the annual contest "International Engine of the Year".
South Korean manufacturer of auto parts Sambo Motors acquired the German tuning house Carlsson. The transaction will be fully closed 4 December this year. The cost of the company is not called. Atelier was sold to the bankruptcy trustee Robert Shibe, who was involved in the current activities of the company after its declaration of bankruptcy and issuing of all property for sale. In Sambo Motors will retain all the jobs and resume Carlsson. Carlsson - second independent tuner Mercedes-Benz vehicles largest turnover - sued the German city of Saarbruecken bankruptcy petition 28 April. According to company representatives, to the liquidity problems caused disagreement between the creditors, while the major shareholder of China ceased to provide financial support to the company.
The German firm TIKT Performance commissioned by the German Ministry of Transport and the local association of car tuners built in a single copy police Coupe Chevrolet Corvette. The premiere was held at the car tuning show in Essen. The car is prepared in the framework of the social campaign TUNE IT! SAFE !, promotes "safe tuning". As explained on the official website of the project is meant "lapping car without compromising security" - a professional tuning using quality parts. Atelier TIKT Performance set to "Corvette" carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit (front splitter, lining the wheel arches, side "skirt", a rear diffuser) and 20-inch wheels.
Motor gamma hatchback and sedan Mazda3 replenished 1,5-liter diesel unit, which debuted in model year 2014 Mazda2. European sales of the new modification of the "troika" will begin in December 1. The engine develops 105 270 horsepower and Nm of torque and compression ratio is 14,8: 1. Fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 3,8 liters per hundred kilometers. The unit is able to operate with a six-speed "mechanics" or "automatic" the same range. The motor allows the "troika" to recruit "hundreds" of 11 seconds and its top speed is 178 kilometers per hour. The new diesel engine is available on all trim Mazda3. For example, in the UK the price of this version of the model will start from the 18 895 thousand pounds (26,7 thousand euros).
Most models of Cadillac's get a hybrid version with the ability to recharge the batteries from a household electrical outlet. This is with reference to the head of the American company Johan de Naison reports Automotive News. According to de Naison, the desire to improve fuel economy and stricter standards for exhaust emissions, "opened the way" in this model, such as a sedan CT6 PHEV, which premiered in April at the Shanghai Auto Show. The structure of the hybrid power plant became a two-liter "turbochetverka", two electric motors on the rear axle, continuously variable transmission, as well as block lithium-ion battery capacity 18,4 kilowatt-hour. The amount of units issued 335 586 horsepower and Nm of torque.
Mexican-American director and actor Alejandro Salomon published in his blog on YouTube outcome of the race five hypercar: McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, Pagani Huayra and the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Cars were compared by lap times on the race track and dregovoy line. For pictures of Salomon used cars belonging to private individuals. Moreover, all machines are completely standard, do not have the technical improvements are equipped with serial filling and road tires. Racing hypercar were divided into three videos in which cars were passing at the time of the circle California Circuit The Thermal Club and competed in drag racing.
Volvo has developed an interior concept, designed for machines with autonomous control systems. The prototype, known as Concept 26 (26 indicates the number of minutes that motorists spend on average on the way from home to work), made its debut at the Motor Show in Los Angeles. A key part of the interior of vehicles, drones, according to Volvo, is the driver's seat. In Concept26 seat has three preset positions: Drive, Create, and Relax. In the first case, a chair is a comfortable driving position. The second seat is moved back a little, he leans back, the steering wheel is moved to the dashboard and the door leaves a small table.
Bentley is leading the development of two new models: vsedorozhnika less Bentayga and the new sports car. This publication Autocar had told the leadership of the British automaker. The new Bentley coupe will be built on a platform that will borrow many components have Bentayga. From this model crossover receive and propulsion. Therefore, it is possible that one of the machines of the future will be the six-liter engine crossover W12 power 608 forces. For its size is greater than the new Porsche Macan, but less than the Cayenne. The design, which has not won the title, will perform in a new style, but, nevertheless, exterior crossover will remind current car Bentley. The development of off-road vehicle is already underway, although the management of the Volkswagen Group has not yet approved the start of production. It is expected that the sales model will begin in three years.
Dubai Police Department has at its disposal supergibrid Porsche 918 Spyder, which is the fastest road car "Nordschleife" Nurburgring. This was reported in the Twitter office. Composition 887-strong hybrid coupe installation comprises 4,6-liter "eight" power 608 horsepower, two electric motors that develop 156 and 129 forces set of lithium-ion batteries and a seven-step "robot" with two clutches. The variant with the optional sports package Weissach able to recruit "hundreds" of 2,6 seconds, and acceleration to 200 and 300 kilometers per hour and requires 7,2 19,8 seconds respectively. In the autumn of the year 2013 test driver Marc Lieb German company drove round the Nurburgring on 918 Spyder for 6 57 minutes seconds.
Jaguar has developed an electric crossover that would be able to compete for customers, such as Tesla Model X. The production version of the model will appear in 2017 year. This is with reference to its sources reported by Autocar. It is expected that the electric coupe will be built on the same aluminum platform that XE model and F-Pace. This chassis was originally created with the expectation of the installation of a hybrid or fully electric powertrain. How will this unit at the new "Jaguar" is unknown. It is assumed that the model can receive either four electric motors, one for each wheel, or electric motors are hidden inside the body vsedorozhnika.
Company McLaren brought to the Dubai Motor Show in a special version of the supercar 650S Spider, named Al Sahara 79. Spetsversii roadster was prepared subdivision MSO, responsible for the personalization of cars of the British brand. Novelty has a white pearlescent body color in which the particles are applied 24-carat gold for the bargain it "special flicker." The company noted that the decision to use a unique paint inspired by the "golden sands, which are an integral part of the landscape of the Middle East." Spetsversii received a special retractable roof and black wheels, as well as carbon fiber aerodynamic body kit, including front splitter, side "skirts" and rear diffuser.
The Russian company Bilenkin Classic Cars unveiled at the Motor Show in Dubai two retro car of its own design. Both cars are based on the coupe BMW 3-Series the previous generation. The basis of a retro car Bilenkin Classic Cars can go to the "troika» BMW with any engine on request: petrol or diesel. Moreover, the company is ready to transform even "charged» M-version of the model. Production of automobiles, called Vintage, established in Russia. In Bilenkin Classic Cars engaged only alteration car interiors and installing new body panels made of composite plastic.
The network has the first spy photos, which show the production version of the coupe Infiniti Q60 new generation. Pictures published edition of World Car Fans. Presented at the photo car is completely covered with camouflage. Nevertheless, it is clear that the design of the model is made in the style that was used in the creation of a hatchback and a sedan Q30 Q50. As previously reported, the production Infiniti Q60 next generation will begin in early 2016 years. Pre-production prototype debuted in January 2015-th at the Auto Show in Detroit. Dvuhdverka compete for buyers with BMW 4-Series, Lexus RC, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and Audi A5.