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 second model of Ferrari, equipped with a turbocharged engine, will be the successor to the supercar 458 Italia. GTSpirit writes about this with reference to its own sources. According to preliminary information, for the future of the supercar will prepare an accelerated version of the 3,8-liter "eight" with two turbines, which is already installed on the sedan Maserati Quattroporte and the renewed coupe-cabriolet Ferrari California. On the "Maserati" this unit develops 530 horsepower, and on the "California" - 560 forces. In the latter of these models, the engine changed the atmospheric 490-strong "eight" in volume of 4,3 liters. Now the coupe and 458 Italia roadster are equipped with 4,5-liter petrol engine V8, the return of which is 570 horsepower. From the place to "hundreds" supercar accelerates in 3,4 seconds.
The limited series of Dodge Challenger coupe, prepared by Mopar in honor of the centenary of the first model of the American manufacturer, was sold out a day after the start of sales. The company implemented all 100 machines that were prepared in this modification. This is stated in the official press release of the concern Chrysler. A special version of the Challenger is built on the basis of a car with an eight-cylinder HEMI engine with a volume of 5,7 liters. The designers added two new color variants and three types of stickers in the form of Mopar branding to the body color scheme. Also, the special version of the Challenger is distinguished by the presence of 20-inch black wheels and black body parts.
Concern Chrysler will recall about 870 thousand SUVs Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2014 model years due to a defect in the brakes. This is stated in the manufacturer's message posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The service campaign will be carried out because of the poor insulation of the brake servo. Inside the amplifiers, water can enter, which will freeze in cold weather and cause problems with braking. At present, Chrysler is aware of one case of failure of technology due to this defect. Whether this led to an accident, it is unknown, but the company claims that there were no casualties and no deaths.
Mitsubishi Motors Company is going to complete the production Lancer Evolution sports sedan with the end of the life cycle of the usual "Lancer" the current generation. In this issue of the direct successor of the "charged" version of the model is not scheduled. It is reported by Automotive News, citing a Japanese brand Koketsu Us. The first generation of "charged» Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution appeared in 1992 year, and the current sedan, tenth generation sports car debuted in 2007-ohm. "The plans do not include the establishment of Mitsubishi car with four-wheel drive and a gasoline engine, which could be called a follower of the current Lancer Evolution.
The Polish company Arrinera Automotive distributed images of the serial version of its first model - the supercar Hussarya. According to the manufacturer, the coupe's public debut will take place in the very near future, after which the assembly of the car will be arranged at the plant in Gliwice. The firm expects to collect up to 100 such machines per year. At the heart of the supercar is a steel chassis, developed with the participation of British engineer Lee Noble, who is the founder of his own company for the production of sports cars Noble Automotive. For body panels it is planned to use composite materials, including, as an option, carbon and Kevlar. The weight of the mid-engine rear-wheel drive coupe ...
The management of the concern Fiat is considering the possibility of equipping the Alfa Romeo cars with Ferrari engines. Aggregates from the supercar manufacturer can get the top versions of the new Alfa models. About this, with reference to its own sources, reports Bloomberg. Initially, it was assumed that Ferrari will only help Alfa Romeo in the development of new engines. New models of Alfa Romeo will begin to enter the market in 2016 year. They will be built on the modular platform being developed at the moment, which is called Giorgio. This chassis will be created exclusively rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models. At the same time, the brand plans to completely abandon the front drive: the hatchbacks Giulietta and MiTo will leave the assembly line in 2015 year.
Company Jaguar is considering the possibility of creating a track version of the coupe F-Type, which will be called Club Sport. The weight of the model will be about 1465 kilograms - 200 kilograms lighter than the usual two-door. About this, with reference to the head of the F-Type program, Rassa Varney is reported by the publication Motoring. In addition to reducing the mass, the track version will acquire additional aerodynamic elements, a more ascetic saloon with carbon panels and carbon fiber chairs. At the same time, Varney added that he did not want to go too far in trying to make the F-Type as easy as possible and make it look something like Lotus Elise. What motor will get the track compartment is unknown. A variant with a top five-liter unit V8, whose output is 550 horsepower, is not excluded.
Honda company from April this year will begin testing on the public roads of the new driver assistance system, which will help to always approach the intersections at a time when the traffic light is green. Testing will be carried out on 100 vehicles traveling on five special routes in Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefecture). According to representatives of Honda, the new system will allow smooth and continuous traffic of cars through the streets of cities. To determine the acceleration and deceleration of the flow, infrared beacons along the roads will be used. In order for the machine to reach the intersection at the right time and cross it to the green traffic light signal, the electronics will calculate the necessary speed of its movement.
Toyota has declassified the 1000-strong sports prototype TS040 Hybrid, which this year will perform at the World Championships in endurance races WEC and the marathon "24 hours of Le Mans". The car premiered on Thursday, 27 March, at the French racetrack Paul Ricard. The novelty replaced the sport prototype TS030, which represented Toyota in the WEC for the past two years. The car received a hybrid power unit consisting of an 3,7-liter gasoline "eight" with the power of 520 forces, two electric motors (one on each axis) with the total power of 480 forces, and supercapacitors located in the central part of the car. The electric motor on the front axle also ...
Bugatti has launched a program for the sale of used hypercar Veyron. All used machines will undergo a thorough check. This is reported on the official website of the French brand. There, on the official website, there are ads for sale. At the time of publication of the news, four Veyron in the Grand Sport version and three copies in the open version of Vitesse were available for the order. The smallest mileage - 10 thousand kilometers - is indicated in the description of the two models. Most of all - 70 thousand kilometers - passed one of the cars in the Grand Sport version. However, for the selection of customers are presented and the former exhibition cars with zero mileage.
Sports cars Porsche Boxster and Cayman will receive a modification with a four-cylinder engine. This information, according to AutoWeek with reference to the magazine Auto Motor und Sport, was officially confirmed by the head of the German manufacturer Matthias Müller. He added that the power of such an engine can reach 400 horsepower. According to Muller, Porsche road models will receive four-cylinder powerplants following the World Championship cars on WEC endurance races. In the race cars of the brand will be used V-shaped two-liter "four" with direct injection of fuel and a turbocharger in the collapse of the blocks, which will become part of the hybrid power plant. However, in civilian sports cars the unit will be with the opposite arrangement of cylinders.
Lotus, together with the British company Caged Laser Engineering, developed and applied the rear subframe, completely made of titanium, on the Exige S sports car. The appearance of the part became part of the program to study the possibilities of using titanium in the chassis of cars. This is written by Autocar with reference to the engineer of the British brand John Sallors. According to Sallors, now the titanium subframe is installed on the test car. His tests should begin next week. The engineer noted that the company was convinced of the possibility of using such a technology, however, its use by Lotus in the mass production is still in question.
The company Porsche in the near future will release a fully electric sports car. This edition of Auto Motor und Sport said the head of the German brand Matthias Müller. According to him, the company takes a special interest in the development. On the basis of which model the electric version will be made, he did not specify. "Of course, we are thinking of creating an electric car. We consider it possible to extend the range of future models with a similar car. The machine will be fully electric. I see no reason to weight it with additional power sources. Without recharging, it must pass 300 kilometers, even better 400, "Muller said. The head of Porsche also recalled that in 2011, as part of the test program, the company, in close cooperation with Volkswagen, developed three experimental Boxster.
Toyota has entered into an agreement with the US Attorney's Office to stop the investigation into false information about defective cars that were provided by the manufacturer to US government agencies. In exchange for this, Toyota will pay the largest penalty ever imposed on a car company in North America. Its amount will be 1,2 billion dollars. "Toyota" was accused of providing government agencies with incorrect information and hiding information about faulty cars, falling under service campaigns for involuntary accelerations of cars caused by defective accelerator pedals and problems with installing mats. In its official announcement, the Japanese manufacturer said that "it takes responsibility.
The PSA Peugeot Citroen Group will reduce the model series of its brands. This in an interview with the publication Autocar said the head of the French automaker Carlos Tavares. "We will be selective about what we will release in the future. The company will not invest in something that will not help the business. I realized that we have to make competitive cars, so that buyers want this particular car, not just a car. We have not yet chosen a model, which we refuse, but the reduction of the lines will be unambiguous, "Tavares said. The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroen also added that the group does not yet consider creating a special brand for creating budget models.
At Baikal, a record was set for the speed of a production car on ice according to the version of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF). Serial sedan Jaguar XF, equipped with a three-liter 340-strong engine with a mechanical supercharger, it was possible to accelerate to 263 kilometers per hour. The speed record on ice according to the RAF version is calculated as the average speed of passing a car one kilometer during acceleration to the control point and moving back. In this case, the pilot is given only one attempt, for which the driver himself must choose the time. The rest of the races are considered training. Arrivals took place on the natural ice of the lake. To establish the record, a relatively flat section without cracks of length 13 and a width of six kilometers was chosen.
The organizers of the world championship in the body race WTCC chose as the safety car for the season-2014 sports car Alfa Romeo 4C. The relevant application is posted on the official website of the racing series. Previously, the function of the car was performed by the Chevrolet Camaro. The management explained its decision by the fact that the 4C coupe at the International Automobile Festival in Paris was named the most beautiful car of the 2013 year. Also, according to one of the leaders of Eurosport Events, which conducts the competition, the choice of this model as a pace car will bring Alfa's return to the WTCC. Coupe Alfa Romeo 4C was presented in March 2013 year at the Geneva Motor Show. The sports car is equipped with 1,75-liter petrol "turbo-quater", developing 240 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque.
Authorities of Peru officially announced that they refuse to conduct rally raids "Dakar" in the territory of the country in 2015. This is reported by the local newspaper LaRepublica.pe. In the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism Peru said that they could not reach an agreement with the company Amaury Sport Organization, which organizes a rally-raid. Officials noted that promoters for holding the "Dakar" in Peru required 30 million salts (about 11 million dollars). Officials noted that the money that would go to the "Dakar", for example, will be built schools in disadvantaged areas of the country. "Dakar" was held in the territory of Peru twice. For the first time, rally-raid participants were in this country in 2012 year. A year later the marathon started in the capital of the state - the city of Lima.
Celebrity will promote the brand in China. Jaguar announced a partnership with British football player David Beckham - the celebrity will become the brand-ambassador of the brand. The newly-created ambassador will promote Jag in the Chinese market. All this is timed to the upcoming launches of some models of the company in China - a football star (and billboards in combination) will be screened in a number of television and print advertisements with the F-Type chum and XJ. "I've always been a fan of Jaguar - from style and design to sensation and the roar of the engine, every element feels British," Beckham comments. "It's an honor to support a brand with such a delightful heritage." Perhaps, the celebrity will participate in the promotion of one of the most anticipated models of the company - the XE sedan.
British automaker Morgan introduced an updated sports car Plus 4, which made it the most powerful version of the model ever. The public premiere of the car was held at the Geneva Motor Show. The sports car, as before, having a wooden frame of the body, is equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder Ford Duratec engine with direct fuel injection. The power of the unit due to the reprogramming of the electronic control unit increased from 147 to 156 horsepower. The maximum torque increased by 10 Nm - up to 200 Nm. The engine works in tandem with a five-speed manual transmission Mazda. Dynamic characteristics of the updated "Morgan" are not yet reported.