Today: February 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 Chevrolet plans to make the supercar Corvette mid-engine. Such a model can be obtained in the current generation - with the modification of ZR1, and in the following. This is reported with reference to its own sources, published by Motor Trend. It is possible that along with the central location of the engine, the modification of ZR1 will receive a new name. In early June, the American automaker registered the name Zora, honoring the creator of the "Corvette" engineer Zor Arkus-Duntov. It is assumed that the supercar will receive a motor with the power of 750-800 horsepower. Sources of the publication note that during the development of the Corvette current generation Chevrolet engineers worked on the possibility of mid-engine layout, but as a result, this option was abandoned.
Dodge officially unveiled the "charged" SRT version of the updated Charger sedan, which received the 707-strong (881 Nm) 6.2 V8 Hellcat gasoline engine with a mechanical supercharger. The automaker named the novelty the most powerful and fast four-door in the world. For the first time the Hellcat engine was used on the Challenger coupe. The engine received a forged crankshaft, new pistons, aluminum cylinder heads and carbon-coated piston pins. The engine is combined with an eight-band automatic transmission. In Dodge noted that a quarter mile "hot" sedan overcomes in 11 seconds, to accelerate from place to 160 kilometers per hour, followed by a complete stop in the model takes 13 seconds, and its maximum speed is 326 kilometers per hour.
The company Cadillac has updated the SUV Escalade in the US market. The model received an eight-speed automatic gearbox (previously installed six-band), a system of circular video review, as well as a multimedia complex supporting the 4G network standard LTE and a Wi-Fi access point that supports up to seven devices. The Escalade is equipped with an 6,2-liter eight-cylinder gasoline engine developing 420 horsepower and 623 Nm of torque. The model is offered with a standard (2946 millimeters) and an elongated wheelbase (3302 millimeter), as well as with rear and four-wheel drive. Dynamic characteristics of an SUV with a new transmission is not yet available. With the former "automatic" Escalade could accelerate zero to 96 kilometers per hour for 6,4 seconds.
The British manufacturer of road sports cars and racing cars Ginetta has presented a design model of the sports prototype for participation in endurance races. The machine was the first, shown in the framework of the recently created class LMP3. In its preparation will participate another British company Juno, which Ginetta acquired 7 August this year. Sport prototype, according to the rules of class LMP3, will be equipped with 420-strong engine V8. As for the chassis, the work on tuning Ginetta-Juno is still going on. The car passed aerodynamic tests and, according to the leaders of the team, "showed good results." Machines LMP3 will be approximately 15 centimeters shorter than the sports prototypes LMP2 and LMP1, but their width will correspond to the machines of the older series.
The successor of the sports car Nissan 370Z, which will be called Z35, will be equipped with a rigid folding roof. According to the Australian edition of Motoring, the two-door will acquire a body type "targa". The competitors of the model will be Porsche Boxster, BMW Z4 and Audi TT. In Nissan, it is believed that creating targi will make the model more attractive in comparison with opponents, and will also attract more potential customers. The successor to 370Z in the basic configuration will be offered with a hybrid power plant, which will include a two-liter "turbo-quater". A similar unit is used on the sedan Infiniti Q50. The engine was provided by Mercedes-Benz. Its output is 211 horsepower. The top version will receive an 333-strong 3.0 engine with direct fuel injection.
The potential buyers of the Hybrid Hypercar, Ferrari LaFerrari, whose cost is at least 1,2 million euros, are willing to pay twice as much for the car. For this price, the dealer is ready to negotiate with the Italian company about the expansion of the quota, to ask for faster production and delivery. This is reported by the publication CarDealer Magazine. This information was provided to the publication by Peter Brook, Managing Director of the British company Oracle Finance, which deals with the financing of car buyers. The firm helps customers to purchase or install new and used high-value cars of various brands, including Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Pagani and Porsche.
The Austrian company Marchi Mobile sold, as claimed, the most expensive in the history of a house on wheels. An unnamed client from Dubai paid $ 3 million for a camper named EleMMent Palazzo. This is reported by the publication BoldRide. A two-storey car with a length of more than 12 meters and an area of 323 square meters, which the manufacturer calls a "palace on wheels", has inserts in the body of pure gold. The cab of the machine for better visibility is located on the second tier. The weight of the machine is 20 tons. Inside the EleMMent Palazzo there is a seating area with the possibility of turning it into a bar, which is carried out after pressing a special button. In addition, there is a cocktail lounge with sofas, a bedroom with 40-inch TV.
In Germany, a new manufacturer of sports cars - VSpeed Automotive. The company, founded by engineer Bernd Nömer, presented its first model, called V77 Gran Turismo and built on the basis of the Chevrolet Corvette coupe of the previous generation. This is reported by the publication De Telegraaf. The overall length of the sports car is 4531 millimeter, the width is 1951 millimeter, the height is 1216 millimeters, and the wheelbase is 2686 millimeters in size. The body panels of the coupe (and the trim of the center console) are made of carbon. Weighing by axes in the ratio 50: 50. The weight of the novelty reaches 1399 kilograms - by 56 kilograms lighter than the base Chevrolet Corvette C6. In the engine compartment is installed 477-strong "eight" in volume 6,2 liters. From zero to "hundreds" such a car can accelerate in 3,9 seconds. Maximalka - 320 kilometers per hour.
A new modification of the Venom GT hypermarket from the American company Hennessey will be able to accelerate up to 466 kilometers per hour. This car will receive a prefix F5 in the name and will be officially presented in 2015 year. The head of the company John Hennessy told about this edition of Top Gear. Rear-wheel-drive Venom F5 will receive the same seven-liter V8 engine with two turbines as its predecessor GT, which in February set the world speed record (435,3 kilometers per hour). However, the power of the unit will be increased from 1244 to 1400 horsepower. The motor will be aggregated with a six-speed manual transmission of the sequential type. According to Hennessi, the company was considering the option of transferring the car to an automatic transmission with two clutches.
The flagship Infiniti model will be a "coupe" sedan that will compete with Porsche Panamera. The novelty will be equipped with a hybrid power plant with a total capacity of about 700 horsepower. It will include a V-shaped six-cylinder engine with a turbo. This is reported by the publication Automotive News. The novelty will be built on the rear-wheel-drive platform of Mercedes-Benz, and a number of design elements will be borrowed from the concept car Essence. The first image of the four-door appeared in August 2013 year. The illustration was signed by the chief designer Alfonso Albaisa. According to preliminary data, Panamera's future competitor will be called Q80 or Q90 - with the exact name in Infiniti still undecided.
Aston Martin has prepared a special version of the open supercar DB9 Volante, dedicated to the equestrian theme. The interior of the car uses images of horses. The convertible will be sold at an auction that will take place on one of the days of the equestrian show in California's Atherton (5-10 August). Special modification is made in a single copy for the dealer center Aston Martin in the city of Los Gatos, which is located thirty minutes from Atherton. Externally, the car differs from the usual DB9 only light beige color. The seats of the cabriolet, the steering wheel, the front panel and the door inserts are finished with natural dark beige leather. In addition, the decoration of the seats used Alcantara-colored elephant ...
The company Toyota will name its first serial hydrogen car Mirai (in translation from Japanese - "future"). This is reported by Bloomberg, citing its own sources. According to the agency, the name Mirai has already been registered by Toyota in the US patent office as a trademark, but the official representatives of the manufacturer have so far refused to confirm this information. Previously, the conceptual and commodity versions of the model were demonstrated with the "FCV" index - Fuel Cell Vehicle (car on fuel cells). The Mirai model will be equipped with an 136-strong power plant on fuel cells. The machine is driven by an electric motor, the energy for which is generated as a result of a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen.
Company Cadillac has presented the extended version of the compact sedan ATS, developed specially for the Chinese market. The model is based on the pre-style version - without a new radiator grille with two horizontal slats and an old logo still retaining laurel wreaths. Compared with the usual version, the wheelbase of the new product, which received the name "L" in its name, is increased by 85 millimeters, and now its size is 2860 millimeters. The updated Cadillac ATS was introduced in early July. In addition to the new grille and emblem, it features an advanced multimedia system with Siri Eyes Free voice control from Apple, as well as a system for limiting the functions of the machine for young drivers Teen Driver.
The American company Polaris, engaged in the production of ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles, introduced a three-wheeled car called Slingshot. The model, made in the styling of the sports car KTM X-Bow, will be able to compete with the tricycles Morgan, Campagna and Epic. The overall length of the novelty, built on a steel frame, is 3800 millimeters, the width is 1960 millimeters, the height is 1318 millimeters, and the wheelbase and the size of the ground clearance reach 2667 and 127 millimeters, respectively. Weight - 782 kilograms. In motion, the tricycle is powered by 2,4-liter gasoline engine GM Ecotec with an output of 173 horsepower (225 Nm). Transmission - five-speed.
In the web there were photos of a special version of the sport car Mustang of a new generation, called F-35 Lightning II Edition. The coupe is dedicated to the American unobtrusive fighter-bomber Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The pictures were posted on the forum of the site mustang6g.com. The novelty, which was built on the basis of the top version of the GT version of the Mustang, received a characteristic titanium yellow color of the body, executed in the spirit of a combat aircraft. The coupe also got a wider front carbon fiber splitter, rear diffuser and yellow brake calipers. In the interior there was a modified instrument panel and sports scoops Recaro. On the modernization of the power plant is not reported. The usual Ford Mustang GT is equipped with a five-liter "eight" developing 435 horsepower.
The BMW company will restore the 507 roadster, which belonged to the American singer Elvis Presley from 1958 to 1962 year. The car was sent to the Munich headquarters of the firm by its last owner, California engineer Jack Castor. The car was in his garage from 1968 year. This is reported by the publication Auto Motor und Sport. This roadster came off the assembly line in 1957 and was part of the BMW test fleet. Presley bought the car a year later for 3 thousand 750 dollars, when he was in the army in Munich. Before delivery in the car the engine, a transmission and a windshield have been replaced. Also, the singer asked me to repaint it from the original white to red. After the end of the service Presley took the car with him to the US, and two years later he sold it to Tommy Charles, an employee of the New York Motor Show Chrysler.
The company BMW in honor of the centennial of the brand, which will be celebrated in 2016 year, will release a hybrid supercar i9. The novelty should become the ideological successor to the M1 model - the mid-engine coupe, manufactured from 1978 in 1981 year. This is reported by the publication Auto Motor und Sport, citing its own sources. According to the publication, BMW i9 will be a more powerful version of the model i8. Now it is equipped with a hybrid powerplant, which includes a petrol 1,5-liter engine with an output of 231 horsepower and an 131-strong electric motor. Overclocking to "hundreds" takes 4,4 seconds. The maximum speed of the sports car is limited to 250 kilometers per hour. It is expected that i9 will be able to gain the first hundred kilometers per hour for 4 seconds.
The Bentley SUV will be the fastest car in the class. This is reported by the publication Car & Driver, with reference to the marketing director of the British brand Kevin Rose. The novelty will be offered with an eight-cylinder petrol engine, a hybrid powerplant based on it and a twin-turbo W12 engine that will allow the SUV to gain 320 kilometers per hour and make it the fastest on the market. In addition, by the end of this year, Bentley will determine whether to include a range of diesel units. In the case of a positive decision, they are expected to become a modernized version of the 4,2-liter "eight" Audi. In the "Bentley" they are sure that the best-selling version of the SUV will be a hybrid.
The Opel company will cease production of the Ampera hybrid, which is a revamped version of the Chevrolet Volt sedan. The production of the model, which became the winner of the European competition "Car of the Year-2012", will end in 2016 year, after the Americans bring to the market "Volt" a new generation. This is reported with reference to its own source informs Automotive News. The decision to remove the Ampere from the assembly line is due to the low demand for four-door sales, which began in 2011. Last year, 3 thousand 184 hybrid were sold, which is less by 40 than a year ago. In the first five months of this year, Ampera purchased 332 rights - 67 percent less than the same period of 2013.
Ford, following the publication of accurate data on the engines of the new generation of Mustang family, also revealed the future package of modifications, which will be offered as an option and improve the handling of the car. The kit will not affect the Mustang's power plants - it will change the cooling system, the steering settings, as well as the suspension and brakes. The Performance Pack will only be available for two versions of the new Mustang - with the 310-strong EcoBoost V6 engine of 2,3 liters and the five-liter V8 engine with 435 power. Both options will receive retuned springs, bushings and rear monotube shock absorbers, a more efficient cooling system, a thicker rear stabilizer bar.