Today: 28 May 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.
Ferrari company received a patent for a new steering system, which is more accurate, responsive and provide a more precise feedback to the wheels than the existing ones. On it informs edition Evo. As stated in the patent specification, design principle steering remained the same as the other cars. Despite the fact that the link to the wheels remained mechanical engineers Ferrari fix the "lag" that occurs between the rotation of the steering wheel, the reaction of the front wheels and change the trajectory of the vehicle, as well as make an effort on the steering wheel more "transparent." The new system will calculate the electronics Ferrari steering wheel angle and the force on it, and then send the data to the electric servo.
Nissan's leadership questioned the need to issue affordable sports car that could compete with Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. In the Japanese brand doubt that the cost of creating a new rear-drive platform will be repaid by sales of new products. On this edition of WardsAuto said Pierre Loing, Vice President, Nissan's production planning in North America. "Such a machine is not easy to do. Because if you undertake for the creation of the car, which will cost inexpensive, you need a platform. But what else are you gonna do models on this platform? Honestly, it makes no sense to do on it on 50-60 thousand cars a year, "- said Luan. Currently, a separate platform used "Nissan" only supercar GT-R.
Jaguar has extended the first official details on the chassis of its smallest sedan - XE. The model will debut at a special event in London in September 8. Chetyrehdverki receive fixed on a stretcher aluminum front suspension double wishbone, like a sports car F-Type. In this case, some of the details of its construction will make specifically to match the level of suspension stiffness "charged" sedan XFR. Rear mounted independent mnogoryichazhka aluminum, similar in construction to the suspension used on the new Ford Mondeo and the Tesla Model S. In addition, XE will be the first "Jaguar", equipped with a new electric power steering with variable effort, and system called All Surface Progress Control.
Factor Aurelio Automobile company showed its first product - a sports coupe, designed and assembled in the Philippines. The model is offered with four-cylinder engines, with the timing of its launch in the series are not reported. Sports car designed 21-year student Kevin Filipino factor and Brendan Aurelio, who is the owner of Pacita Fibertech, a producer of automotive dodger from composite materials. Chassis model is handcrafted, and some structural elements made of glass fiber reinforced plastic and carbon fiber. Model is planned to offer a two-liter turbo engine Mitsubishi 4G63T, installed in 90-ies of the last century on the Galant VR-4, Lancer Evolution and Carisma GT.
On Friday, 11 July, Volvo has discontinued SUV XC90 first generation. The last instance of the model descended from the conveyor, go to the museum of the Swedish brand around Torslanda. Volvo XC90 premiere took place in January 2002 year at the Detroit Auto Show, and a year later started production SUV. Total for years, was released 11 636 143 thousands model instance. Swedes originally planned to sell thousands 50 SUVs per year, but in years 2004-2007 85 manufacturer sold to thousands of machines. The largest market for U.S. XC90 were, in which 2004 2005 year and was bought and 38,8 36,2 thousand cars respectively. First model was equipped with five-and six-cylinder engines, and with 2004 years in line units entered aluminum engine V8.
The conference SyScan, on the protection of information, will be a competition for technicians who try to crack the board electronics sedan Tesla Model S. The event will be held in mid-July. Grand Prize winner will be 10 thousand dollars. On it informs edition Forbes. Precise rules of the competition yet. We only know that the participants will try to establish a link between the internal systems of the car and a personal computer, as well as remotely via the internal browser machine go to some pages. What is unknown. From the contest organizers want to find out whether you can introduce malware into the car.
German tuning studio Lumma Design has presented the first program of improvements for the new generation of BMW X6, called CLR X 6 R. In particular, the tuners upgraded 4,4-liter twin-turbo "eight", making her return to increased from 450 590 horsepower (torque increased from 650 850 Nm to Nm). Plant capacity increased by reconfiguring the ECU and installing other turbochargers, sports exhaust system and racing catalysts. Maximum speed was 295 kilometers per hour, while a conventional crossover xDrive 50i it is electronically limited to 250 kilometers per hour. According to the developers, version CLR X 6 R is one of the fastest in the world, until you see "charged" M-modification of the model.
InMotion Dutch company intends to break the absolute record "Nordschleife" Nurburgring. For this purpose, will be built sportprototip IM01, which is designed by students of the Technical University of Eindhoven and Fontys University of Applied Sciences, located in the same city. Now the absolute lap record belongs to Stefan Bellof Nürburgring. In the year during 1983 1000-kilometer race he sportprototipy Porsche 956 Group C drove round the track in minutes 6 11,13 seconds. In honor of the pilot named one of the corners "Nordschleife" - turn «Pflanzgarten 3» now bears the name «Stefan Bellof S». Sportprototip InMotion IM01 will be powered by four electric motors - one in each wheel.
The company "MosAvtoZIL" a joint venture "Savings" and the Municipality, is in talks with Daimler on the possibility of establishing production car brand Mercedes-Benz at the Moscow plant "ZIL". This is with reference to your own source says "RBC". The Germans are going to organize the Russian production of "a wide range of models," including cars popular sedans. The final stage of negotiations took place last week and now it all depends on what decision guide "Daimler". On the possible timing of the start of assembly machines and production volumes not yet reported. In early summer, it became known that the corporation "Rosteh" Daimler and discuss the possibility of issuing executive sedan Mercedes-Benz S-Class at the facilities of "KAMAZ".
Mazda has announced that the premiere roadster MX-5 3 next generation will be held in September at the same time in the three parts of the world - Japan, the U.S. and Europe. The presentation will take place in one of the exhibition halls of the Japanese city of Urayasu. The event, which was called Roadster Thanks Day, timed to 25-anniversary model. Apart from the new roadster, Mazda will show the presentation classical models. Entrance to the Japanese prime minister will be free. Expected to attend the ceremony 1200 people, mostly - fans of the model. Where exactly will take the European premiere is not yet known. Mazda also not decided on the venue for the U.S. presentation. Mazda MX-5 will be launched into production in 2015 year. Appearance novelty Japanese company keeps secret.
Jaguar is beginning to suffer the "Nordschleife" Nurburgring extreme variants coupe and convertible F-Type. RS-version of the model will receive the five-liter compressor "eight", out of which, presumably, will raise up to 550 575 horsepower. It is reported portal Worldcarfans. This same engine is equipped with the most powerful in the history of "Jaguar" sports car - F-Type Project 7, shown at the end of June at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood. Roadster able to gain first "hundred" for 3,9 seconds, and its top speed is electronically limited to 300 kilometers per hour. It is expected that similar dynamic characteristics will also have F-Type RS. Extreme roadster and coupe get as standard with carbon-ceramic brakes.
List of additional equipment Hyundai Genesis sedan new generation replenished system that can warn the driver of approaching speed cameras and slow down the car in front of them. While the novelty will be available exclusively in the Korean market and only for machines equipped with the optional Active Cruise Control Smart Cruise. This was reported by the Australian edition Drive. The system operates on the basis of the complex, is primarily responsible for the prevention of frontal collisions. It works in conjunction with the navigation system, which spelled out the exact coordinates of the stationary speed cameras. For 800 meters to new camera will warn the driver an audible signal and picture messages on the dashboard tells you what speed ...
At the auction, the auction house Bonhams arranged within the British Festival of Speed at Goodwood, for 10,6 million pounds (about 13,5 million euros) were sold to a racing sports car Ferrari 375-Plus sample 1954 year. The car became the most expensive lot of these trades. Total revenue amounted to Bonhams 22,6 million pounds (28 million euros). Sports car is equipped with a twelve-cylinder engine volume 4,9 330 liters capacity and horsepower. It is a modernized version of the motor 4.5, which was used in a Formula-1 Ferrari in seasons and 1950 1951 years. The unit works in conjunction with a manual transmission, inherited 375-Plus from the same race car. In this model, the 1954 won the marathon «24 Hours of Le Mans."
Hybrid Mercedes-Benz E-Class has passed without refueling from a Moroccan Tangier to British Goodwood, where these days hosts the annual Festival of Speed. In total machine running Autocar journalist Andrew Frankel overcame 1968 kilometers. Driving time was 27 hours, and average fuel consumption - 3,1 liters per hundred kilometers. To travel completely unused production car modification E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, not a converted specifically for this trip. "Mercedes" a fuel tank equipped with larger volume (80 liters), which is available to customers as an option. The power plant consists of a diesel "four" power 204 horsepower.
Seven automakers have announced the recall of vehicles in the U.S. market mainly due to faulty airbags. Share fall under the service car companies BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota. This was reported on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration USA (NHTSA). Reason for the withdrawal steel front and side airbags produced by the Japanese company Takata, which is found defective blocks filling gas. Fault can cause a tear pump that will lead to an incorrect triggering airbag in a collision. The BMW Group will send a service sedans, wagons, coupes and convertibles 3-Series, produced by a 2000 2006 year. The exact number of the recalled vehicles is not reported.
The British company Elemental Cars declassified its first model - a sports car track RP-1, which are allowed to ride and on public roads. According to the brand, a car designed by a team of engineers, "for decades worked in Formula-1 and over different supercars." The public debut of the car, which the company called in the lightest in the world, will be held in late June at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood. According to the developers RP-1, one of the main problems when creating the model was a quick transformation in the road car only track only "with a set of wrenches and hex."
Audi is planning to launch a series of family electric models, among which will be "powerful sedans and SUVs." This was reported by Reuters, citing its own sources within the German manufacturer. Earlier in the series were launched electric cars BMW i3 and Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The first of them is equipped with 170-horsepower engine and can travel without recharging to 160 kilometers. Cruising 174-strong "Mercedes» - 200 kilometers. In the "Audi" hope that every future electric car brand will pass without recharging about 400 kilometers. For comparison, range electric supercar R8 e-tron, which will reach dealerships next year, is 450 kilometers and sedan Tesla Model S, which will compete in one of the future innovations Audi, rides on a single charge 480 kilometers.
Supercar Viper, while produced under the brand SRT, once again became a part of the model line of Dodge. The Americans presented a new racing version of the coupe - GTS-R, which will debut in late June on the track in Watkins Glen Championship IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Two car, which will act in the American championship, painted in the classic race for Dodge Viper color: red with white stripes. Just been painted "Vipers", and won in 1999 2000's American Le Mans Series and the Marathon «24 Hours of Le Mans" in GTS class in 2000 year. Badged SRT competed in IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship supercars were painted gray.
Peugeot has introduced a new family 508, the world premiere will be held in late August at the motor show in Moscow. A model has changed look of the front of the body, which has been brought into line with the new corporate identity of the brand, appeared completely LED lighting fixtures and multimedia system with seven-inch touch screen, allowing you to reduce the number of keys on the center console and add it directly to the office for details. Besides this, the Peugeot 508 changed dashboard and appeared color projection display. Also for the car will be tracking system for dead zones, keyless entry, automatic switching.
Land Rover has extended the first videotizer "charged" modification SUV Range Rover Sport - RS. It should be the fastest Range Rover ever produced. New products will be developed by a new unit Special Operations, the opening which the manufacturer announced Monday, 16 June. This writes the British edition of Auto Express. According to preliminary information, the novelty will be equipped 550-strong five-liter eight-cylinder engine with a mechanical supercharger. From zero to one hundred kilometers per hour "charged" sedan is expected to be able to be accelerated for 4,8 seconds. Top speed will be around 265 kilometers per hour.