Today: April 24 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.
The company Lexus introduced a racing modification of the "charged" coupe RC F. The novelty will take part in competitions of the category GT3 in the season of 2016 year. The development of the coupe, in which the specialists of Toyota's subsidiary Toyota Technocraft took part, was conducted for about three years. The car, built on the basis of the "civil" model, fully meets the requirements of the International Automobile Federation (FIA). The weight of a two-door does not exceed 1300 kilograms. Lexus RC F GT3 is equipped with a modernized five-liter atmospheric engine V8, developing over 500 horsepower. The engine is combined with a six-speed sequential box with gearshift paddles. The 55-year-old American pilot Scott Pruett, who will be part of the new Lexus racing team - F Performance Racing, will be behind the wheel of the coupe.
Lebanese company W Motors - developer of the first Arab supercar Lykan Hypersport- is preparing for the debut a new model. It will be called the Fenyr SuperSport and will be presented on 10 November at the international motor show in Dubai. The novelty is developed in cooperation with the Magna Steyr corporation and the German tuning studio RUF, responsible for the technical stuffing. The body of the supercar will be completely made of carbon, and the engine will be able to develop more than 1000 horsepower. The weight of the model will be 1200 kilograms. More detailed information about Fenyr SuperSport yet. It is expected that in an annual W Motors will collect 25 copies of the supercar. The cost of each machine will exceed a million dollars.
Yamaha introduced a prototype robot capable of driving the 200-strong race bike YZF-R1M. The premiere of the novelty was held at the Tokyo Motor Show. At the moment the system is still at the development stage. Before the engineers set a task to create a robot that can manage a sportbike that has not undergone any technical improvements. They expect that Motobot will be able to compete on an equal footing with real people on the racetrack, "controlling the complex movements of the motorcycle and its control system at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour." The ultimate goal of the project is the development of electronic auxiliary functions and safety systems for sportbikes, similar to those used on modern cars.
Ecology and new forms of energy have become the main fashion trends at the Tokyo Motor Show 44, which opened in Tokyo on Wednesday at the 2015 Motor Show. Auto Concern Toyota first demonstrated a hydrogen-powered concept car FCV Plus, which is able to "share" unused electricity. "If you say very briefly, it's a battery or a power station on wheels.The FCV Plus car can generate excess energy and" give "it to maintenance of a residential house or" share "electricity with the district's power system," the company's representative explained to RIA Novosti. After the car has run out of use as a car, it can continue to serve as a home generator.
Japanese automotive company Honda Motor announced on Tuesday plans to commercialize the 2020 year of self-managed cars. As the Kyodo news agency reported, the cars will be equipped with cameras, radar and satellite navigation systems. In the sale will come cars that will be able to maintain the ranks on the roads without a driver's help and maintain a proper distance, as well as to stop on toll roads or drive away from them. Previously, Toyota and Nissan announced plans for the release of self-governing vehicles to 2020. In early October, at the international innovation forum in Kyoto, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Japan was creating self-governing cars for presentation at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Racer Mercedes Lewis Hamilton won the Grand Prix of the United States and ahead of time became the champion of Formula 1 2015 year. The Briton won the title for the third time in his career and the second time in a row. Team-mate Hamilton Nico Rosberg finished in the US second, Sebastian Vettel - the third. The race after a completely rainy weekend in Austin passed on a drying track. Racers started on the intermediate rubber and in the first third of the distance for the fight fought Mercedes pilots and racers Red Bull. At some point, the leaders came out and Daniel Kvyat, and Dan Riccardo, but then they were overtaken by Hamilton and Rosberg. The race was interrupted several times by pace cars and virtual pace cars.
The Japanese corporation Mitsubishi Electric announced on Friday about the creation of an innovative indicator system for the direction of vehicles, which will be projected on the road at night by visual warnings about the actions of the driver. According to the press release of the corporation, the car will create illumination on the road surface around itself and thereby quickly and clearly let pedestrians and other drivers know, in what direction it will move, or when it will stop or open the doors. The system of the indicator of direction Mitsubishi Electric will demonstrate together with its concept car EMIRAI3 xDAS at Tokyo Motor Show Tokyo Motor Show 2015 from 29 October to 8 November.
Because of ignition problems and the risk of fire all over the world will be recalled 4,9 million vehicles of Japanese automaker Mazda, 1,2 million of them - in the US, reports AP. As reported by the company Mazda, the tip in the US affects, in particular, the models Protege, MX-3 and MX-6, produced in the period from 1989 to 1998 years. According to the company, factory marriage in these cars can lead to overheating and ignition of electrical contacts in the ignition socket, TASS reports. Repair of all recalled vehicles will be free of charge. As reported in Mazda, the company is not aware of any case of accidents in the United States associated with this problem. In other countries 13 incidents of ignition have been registered, but no one has suffered.
Scientists from Stanford University built the DeLorean sports car with an autonomous control system. At the same time, they initially did not plan to create a car that could just drive around the city, but wanted to teach the car to drift without the driver's participation and cut the donuts. Wired writes about this. The car was bought in May 2013 for 22 thousand dollars from a California resident who used it for daily trips. DeLorean was chosen by scientists specifically because of the associations with the film "Back to the Future" and the technologies of the future, which were demonstrated there. In the course of work on the project, the gasoline engine DeLorean was replaced with the electric motors built into the rear wheels, developed by the start-up company Renovo from the Silicon Valley.
The company Volvo will bring to the motor show in Los Angeles, which opens in mid-November this year, a conceptual "time machine". At the same time, the company specifies that the prototype is not connected with time travel, but is intended to show the potential of "how long the car can return to the driver". There is as yet no detailed information on the development, but it is probably about autopilot. The prototype was developed in the last few years by Volvo's center in California. It will be built modular SPA platform, which is now used on the new generation XC90 SUV, and in the next three years will appear on 14 cars of the Swedish brand. The company specified that the concept will be equipped with control electronics and software, which in the future will debut on serial models.
The factory studio of the company Dodge - Mopar - has prepared a package of improvements for the updated Challenger coupe, which turns the car into a dragster. The set was named Drag Pak and is still being tested. The demo version of the model received an eight-cylinder HEMI engine with a capacity of seven liters. The engine is combined with a racing transmission developed on the basis of a three-speed automatic transmission Chrysler 727. The return of the power unit of the novelty and its dynamic characteristics are not specified. In addition, the two-door has received 15-inch wheels with tires 4,5 in width (11,43 centimeter) in front and nine inches (22,86 centimeter) at the rear. The coupe was equipped with adjustable front shock absorbers and a four-link suspension at the back. Civil modification Сhallenger.
On Thursday, 28 August, Ford launched the serial production of the new generation Mustang coupe. The sports car, which will become the global model for the first time in its 50-year history, was launched at an enterprise in Flat Rock, Michigan. In addition, Ford Mustang for the first time will receive a modification with the right-hand drive. This version will be sold in 25 markets, including British, Australian and South African. The left-hand version at the initial stage will be presented at 56 markets. Americans expect that in the end the sports car will be sold in 120 countries around the world. The new Mustang debuted at the end of last year. The sports car has received an independent suspension both in front, and behind. As noted in the company, the adjustment of these elements was carried out taking into account ...
At the motor show in Moscow debuted a prototype of the new racing "Lada", built on the basis of the sedan Vesta. The car will take part in the world championship in body wagons WTCC from next year. Unlike the racing "Grants", at which AvtoVAZ's factory team performs at the WTCC this season, the body of the new car is not painted red, but yellow. This is due to the change of sponsor - instead of Lukoil, the manufacturer will now cooperate with Rosneft. Technical characteristics of Vesta are not disclosed yet. Previously, it was only reported that the car engine will develop about 500 horsepower. As specifies edition "Championship", tests of racing "Vesta" is planned to begin in January. The team expects that the novelty will allow "from the first races to fight for points and claim the podium." Now, after eight stages of WTCC, the Russian team is third in the standings of manufacturers, the last place, behind Honda and Citroen.
Volvo has officially unveiled the new XC90 SUV. The premiere of the model, for the first time since the 2003 year of the succeeding generation, was held in Sweden. Earlier, the manufacturer announced that it would not participate in the Moscow Motor Show, explaining this extremely high cost of renting exhibition space. The design of the model is made in the new Volvo style, developed by Volkswagen ex-employee Thomas Ingenlat. For the first time such a concept was presented on the prototype Concept Coupe, debuting at last year's motor show in Frankfurt. Later similar design was demonstrated on two more prototypes: Concept Estate and XC Coupe. The new generation XC90 SUV became the first Volvo built ...
Before the Grand Prix of Russia - less than 50 days. Until the first in the history of the Grand Prix of Russia there are fewer than 50 days, so that the next influential commission arrived at the construction of the circuit in Sochi. In contrast to the visits of officials of the FIA and FOM, this time the track was checked directly by the one who will fight on it in early October - Sebastian Vettel. Recall, previously four-time champion of the Formula-1, together with ex-pilot David Coulthard already visited Sochi and even drove through the construction site, although the race was more like a rally than the race F1. Now the press service of Infiniti Red Bull has published a video in which you can see the high degree of readiness of the motorway located in the Olympic Park.
The company Chevrolet introduced a special version of the pickup Silverado 1500, which was named Rally. "Rally" modification differs coloring of body elements and the presence of a self-locking rear differential. Sales of new items in the US start 4 September this year. Special versions are available in two versions - Rally 1 and Rally 2. Both versions offer a body-painted radiator grille, black side mirrors and door handles. Rally 2, in addition, includes locking the rear differential, as well as 22-inch wheels and thresholds painted in black. In addition, the pickup in the Rally 2 version has black stripes on the hood and the lid of the load compartment, the hatch ...
Australian company Joss Developments has decided to raise funds for the development of its first supercar with the help of the collective financing service Kickstarter. The firm expects to 1 October this year to collect 480 thousand Australian dollars (445,5 thousand US dollars). At the time of writing, only 6,5 thousand dollars were received. Joss argues that this amount will be enough to complete the work on engineering and design development, as well as creating a test prototype. With full financing, the company expects to build the first working supercar model by the end of 2015. In a year and a half after this, it is planned to start production of serial copies.
The company Lamborghini is going to make a civil rear-wheel drive version of the supercar Huracan, reports Autocar referring to the head of the company Stefan Winkelmann. Now the rear drive is only for the racing coupe LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, which debuted in mid-August and will participate in competitions in 2015 year. "We did this (rear-wheel drive version - note" Motor ") with Gallardo, so this possibility exists. We are a manufacturer of four-wheel drive supercars, but why should we abandon models with a rear-wheel drive? ", Said Winkelmann. Head Lamborghini also noted that the company is considering the possibility of further expansion of the Huracan line. This is, in particular, the roadster, which should appear in 2015 year, as well as a lightweight track version.
Ford's sports division - Ford Racing - distributed the first image of a special modification of the new Mustang, called RTR. The novelty was developed by the American manufacturer in cooperation with the drifter Von Gittin Jr. and will be offered as a set of accessories in the official Ford dealerships. The novelty will receive an aggressive body kit with new bumpers, enlarged air intakes, a rear diffuser and a massive spoiler. The RTR modification will be available in two variants - Spec 1 and Spec 2. It is expected that, like the similar version for the previous generation model, the first of them will offer only external improvements, and the second - the modernization of the engine, suspension and exhaust system. Tuning programs will prepare for ...
British company David Brown Automotive intends to expand its lineup, reports Autocar. Now in the line of the company there is only a retro sports car Speedback GT, built on the basis of the Jaguar XKR. "We are confident that we have good options, but there is still a lot of work to start the production of a hundred copies of Speedback. Now we are not ready to say what we will do after this model, but the new cars will correspond to Speedback for the price and quality, "Brown said. David Brown Automotive was formed in 2014 by the son of the former Aston Martin CEO David Brown and Alan Moberly, who previously held the position of chief designer Land Rover. The last to participate in the project came out of retirement.