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 Nissan introduced a virtual supercar, created for the racing simulator Gran Turismo 6 in honor of the 15 anniversary of this game series. Earlier, the Japanese manufacturer said that the "new chapter in the history of Nissan" would begin with this car, and some foreign media suggested that some elements of the design of the car could appear in the future on a real model - the next-generation GT-R. Representatives of the manufacturer noted that this car "gives an opportunity to see what the supercar of the future can look like". At the same time, the company believes that "the real world is also ready for the emergence" of such a machine as Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.
Company McLaren Automotive will build 1000-strong track version of the hybrid supercar P1, which will receive the name of the prefix GTR. In the UK, the novelty will cost 1,98 million pounds sterling (about 3,35 million US dollars). According to representatives of McLaren, the company intends to create "the world's best track car for the driver." The novelty in comparison with the civil P1 will get a more aggressive appearance, extended track, improved aerodynamic characteristics, increased downforce, racing slick tires and the 84 horsepower hybrid powerplant. In the price of P1 GTR will participate in at least six international racing competitions ...
The company Renault bought from the British manufacturer of sports cars Caterham share in the project to revive the brand Alpine. The French transferred 50-percent stake in the joint venture Societe des Automobiles Alpine Caterham, founded to develop the technical stuffing of the new sports car Alpine and bring it to the market. Now, "Reno" became the sole owner of this company, the name of which will remove the mention of Caterham. This deal was an actual confirmation of the termination of the partnership between Renault and Caterham. For the first time, a break in the relationship became known in March. Reasons for refusing to cooperate are not called. The treaty between the French and the British was signed in November 2012.
Company Pagani will build an extreme modification of the supercar Huayra and call it "Nurburgring Edition" - in honor of the eponymous German race track. This was reported by one of the users of the site Teamspeed with reference to the main test driver of the manufacturer David Testi. Detailed information on the future of the "charged" supercar is not yet available. It is known only that the novelty will be released in a limited edition - 15 or 25 copies. The supercar Huayra debuted at the beginning of 2011, and its sales in Europe began in October 2012. The coupe received a mechatronic chassis with adjustable shock absorbers, a monocoque made of carbon and titanium, as well as an 700-strong six-liter twelve-cylinder twin-supercharged engine and a seven-speed robotic gearbox.
Chevrolet Company has distributed detailed technical characteristics of the supercar Corvette Z06 - the most powerful production car ever produced by the concern of General Motors. This model debuted at the January motor show in Detroit, but then the manufacturer named only the approximate power - 625 horsepower and 861 Nm of torque. Now the final figures are announced - 650 forces and 880 Nm. The novelty is equipped with an 6,2-liter eight-cylinder engine with Eaton mechanical supercharger, direct fuel injection, continuously variable valve timing and a half-cylinder shut-off system under low loads.
At the disposal of L'Automobile were official images of the second-generation BMW X6 crossover. The public debut of the model is expected to take place in August this year at the Moscow Motor Show. Initially, the novelty, the design of which is aligned with the X5 model, will be offered in versions with an 306-strong three-liter turbo-chaser and an 450-strong eight-cylinder unit in the volume of 4,4 liters, as well as 3.0 diesel six-cylinder engines developing 258 and 381 power. The "charged" M-modification will be presented only next year. Now on such a crossover is installed 555-strong twin-turbo unit 4.4 V8. The current BMW X6 is available in the Russian market with three diesel and two petrol engines.
The British manufacturer of sports cars McLaren Automotive announced the first profit for the last three years, since the production of cars began. As a result of 2013, the operating income of the brand amounted to 12,4 million pounds (20,7 million dollars), and revenue excluding taxes - 4,5 million pounds (7,5 million dollars). In total last year 1359 copies of the model MP4-12C and 36 flagship supercars P1 were sold. Revenue from car sales amounted to 285,4 million pounds (478 million dollars). In 2014, the number of showrooms of the brand, which will be presented in 28 countries, will increase from 50 to 70. To develop new and improve current models, the British will spend 70,6 million pounds (118,2 million dollars).
The company McLaren intends to release in three body variants a new supercar, which is currently being tested under the P13 index. The mid-engine car will be released not only in the coupe and convertible versions, but also in the Gran Turismo version with a small luggage compartment at the rear. About this edition Car and Driver told a source in the British brand. How designers can place the trunk in a mid-engine car, the interviewee did not specify. He only noted that outwardly P13 with the body GT will be similar to the classic Jaguar E-Type more than its modern successor F-Type. In addition, the source said that the P13 coupe will receive a curved rear window.
The company Mitsubishi Motors has presented an updated version of the racing electric car, which will take part in the competitions on the ascent to the Pikes Peak mountain. Compared to last year's version, the novelty, called MiEV Evolution III, became 68 horsepower more powerful. The novelty was equipped with four electric motors - one for each wheel. The aggregate output of the units was 450 kilowatts, which is equivalent to 611 horsepower. Last year, MiEV Evolution II engines developed 543 horsepower, and the 2012 version of the year produced 325 horsepower. Mitsubishi MiEV Evolution III also received a lightweight tubular chassis in which new materials were used. The electric car was equipped with improved aerodynamic elements, including a new front spoiler, increasing the downforce of the machine.
The company Subaru has prepared a special version of the BRZ coupe, which received the name Series.Blue. The model has not undergone technical changes, designers only equipped it with a body kit developed by specialists of the STI division, and changed the color of the decorative inserts in the cabin to blue. The novelty has received a splitter, overlays on thresholds of a body and additional aerodynamic elements on a back bumper. The manufacturer assures that the update has reduced the drag coefficient from 0,28 to 0,27. The special coupe was equipped with black 17-inch wheels and red calipers of brake mechanisms with the STI emblem. The logo also appeared on the engine start button. The contrast line of the salon changed from red to blue. A blue insert appeared on the steering wheel.
The European quota for the Ford Mustang of the new generation was chosen in thirty seconds from the time the orders were accepted. Applications for the model were accepted on the official website of the company from the evening of 24 May, along with the final of the football Champions League Real Madrid - Atletico (American brand is the sponsor of the tournament). Applications for the new "Mustang" filed 9 thousand 300 users, but only the first 500 people will be able to place an order - that's how many cars for Europe were allocated by Ford. The company will contact clients who have the right to order a sports car in the coming weeks. Customers are dispersed in twenty European countries. Each of them will be invited to visit the nearest dealer center, where at the end of the year it will be possible to choose the final configuration of the car.
The company BMW is not going to create for its models a nine- or ten-step "automatic". This is with reference to Klaus Frolich, responsible for compact and medium-sized models of the Bavarian brand, reports Autoexpress. Nine-stage "automatic" at the moment is at Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover, and Hyundai, Kia, Ford, GM and Volkswagen are engaged in development of ten-band transmissions. "We conducted some tests. The difference in efficiency between six- and eight-step "automatic machines" is from seven to eight percent, which is a good result. But the nine-band transmission has virtually no advantages over the eight-band transmission. Plus, the transmissions with a large number of gears add weight to the machines.
"GAZ Group" received a single European approval of the type of vehicle for the family of cars "GAZelle-Next". Thanks to this, the Gorky Automobile Plant will be able to officially supply this model to the EU countries. This is reported by the publication Auto@mail.ru. To pass certification, the engineers of the manufacturer for more than a year made the debugging and testing of the model. In total, the compliance of 43 with security requirements was confirmed, and 113 international certificates, 74 of which for components, were also received. At the moment, Gorky Automobile Plant is looking for dealers who could organize a network of sales and service "GAZelle-Next" in the European market. The fact that GAZ Group plans to sell GAZelle-Next in Europe became known last spring.
The company Cadillac shared new details about the restyling version of the CTS 2015 sedan model year. The American brand confirmed the change of its emblem, and also reported that the novelty will be equipped with an active grille. In addition, the Cadillac has announced the emergence of new electronic assistants, including the Teen Driver system, which will limit certain functions for young drivers. The grille of the updated CTS will automatically open to maintain the optimum engine temperature and close to reduce drag. This function will be available in all model completions, except for the "charged" version under the V-index collected on the basis of the model ...
The company Lincoln made the final decision not to sell its cars on the European market. Instead, the manufacturer will concentrate on selling cars in the US and China. About this publication Autocar told the head of Ford, Alan Malally. "Lincoln" officially confirmed its entry into the car market in China in mid-April this year. A little later, the Americans presented at the Beijing motor show a conceptual off-road car MKX, which is a harbinger of the next-generation model of the same name. Toward the end of 2014, the Americans will begin selling in China a MKZ sedan and a compact MKC crossover that will be the cheapest in the class of small premium all-terrain vehicles.
Audi presented restyled hatchbacks of the A7 Sportback family that received modernized power units, new lighting equipment and modified multimedia systems. The world premiere of the model, together with the supercar R8 LMX with laser headlights and the TT next generation coupe, will take place at the end of August this year at the Auto Show in Moscow. From the dorestyle option hatchbacks differ in the design of the radiator grille, bumpers, exhaust pipes and new headlights. They are now in the basic equipment will be LED, and for a surcharge for the model matrix light equipment is offered, equipped with a dynamic indication of turns, a system for highlighting traffic signs and warning pedestrians about the approach of the car.
The company Volkswagen distributed the first official images of the Passat model of the next generation, which received the index B8. The public debut of the sedan and station wagon will take place at the October motor show in Paris, and by November cars will reach European dealers. The novelty is built on the modular platform MQB, which allowed to reduce the mass of the model in comparison with its predecessor for 85 kilograms (up to 1,3 ton). The overall length will remain almost the same - 4,7 meters, but the height will decrease by 14 millimeters (up to 1456 millimeters). In addition, in the passenger compartment "Passat" will become more spacious (spare seats for the knees of rear passengers will increase by 33 millimeter), and the volume of the trunk, for example, at the station wagon will grow by 47 liters.
Company Dodge has presented the top version of the updated oil car Challenger SRT with the engine Hellcat. New equipped with a new 6,2-liter compressor "eight", which is the most powerful engine V8, which was ever produced by the concern Chrysler: it is estimated that its power will exceed 600 horsepower. The engine received a forged crankshaft and connecting rods, aluminum alloy cylinder heads, and carbon-coated piston pins. Accurate data on the recoil of the engine are kept secret, but according to the manufacturer, its power is "more than 600 horsepower." Earlier it was reported that this unit will issue 640 forces. The motor is combined with a six-speed "mechanics" or ...
Nissan has declassified the updated version of the most powerful coupe 370Z Nismo. The novelty will be on sale in the US market in July this year. On the supply of the car to Europe and, in particular, to Russia there is no information yet. The car is still equipped with an engine capacity of 3,7 liters with an output of 350 liters. from. and 374 Nm of torque. Unlike its predecessor, the restraining unit 370Z Nismo can be paired with one of the two transmissions. In addition to MKPP6, which was completed with the model before the upgrade, the coupe can also be equipped with a seven-stage "automatic". Certain changes have undergone the appearance of the coupe. The novelty received a modified head optics, made in the style of the restyling Juke.
By 2021, the number of cars produced annually in the world will increase by 21 million units, with half of all cars being produced in China. This conclusion was made by specialists of the American analytical company IHS Automotive. In 2013, more than 87 million vehicles were produced in the world, 22 million of which were produced in China. Since 2009 year, after the economy began to recover after the crisis, the world production of cars increased by 25 million pieces. Experts predict that in the next seven years the production of cars in general will slow down its growth, but the production of cars in China will be faster to gain momentum.