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.
Second model Ferrari, equipped with a turbocharged engine, will be the successor supercar 458 Italia. This writes GTSpirit citing its own sources. According to preliminary information, prepare for the future supercar forced variation 3,8-liter "eight" with two turbines, which is already installed on the Maserati Quattroporte sedan and coupe-cabriolet new Ferrari California. On the "Maserati" This unit develops 530 horsepower, and "California» - 560 forces. The latest of these models the engine was replaced by atmospheric 490-strong "eight" 4,3 liters volume. Now Coupe and Roadster 458 Italia equipped 4,5-liter gasoline engine V8, whose return is 570 horsepower. From the "hundreds" supercar accelerates in 3,4 seconds.
Limited edition coupe Dodge Challenger, prepared by Mopar in honor of the centennial of the release of the first model of the American manufacturer, was sold for a day after the start of sales. Company sold 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 based on a car with a HEMI eight-volume 5,7 liters. Designers added to the color scheme of the body, two new variants of color and three types of labels in the form of proprietary strip Mopar. Also special version of the "Challenger" is distinguished by 20-inch rims black and black body elements.
Concern about Chrysler withdraws 870 thousand SUVs Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2014 model years due to a defect brakes. This is stated in the message producer, posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration USA (NHTSA). Service campaign will be carried out because of poor insulation brake booster. Amplifiers inside water can get that in a cold freeze and cause problems with braking. Currently, "Chrysler" is aware of one case of failure of equipment due to this defect. Did this accident is unknown, but the company says that the victims and the victims were not.
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.
Polish company Arrinera Automotive distributed image production version of its first model - supercar Hussarya. According to the manufacturer, the public debut coupe will be held in the near future, after which the assembly of the car will be set up at the factory in Gliwice. The firm expects to collect 100 such cars a year. At the heart of the supercar lies steel chassis, developed with the participation of British engineer Lee Noble, who is the founder of his own company producing sports cars Noble Automotive. For body panels plan to use composite materials, including, as an option, carbon fiber and Kevlar. Weight mid-engine rear-drive coupe ...
Fiat Group management is considering the possibility of equipping cars Alfa Romeo engines Ferrari. Units from supercar manufacturer can get top versions of new models of "Alpha". This is with reference to its sources said the agency Bloomberg. Initially it was assumed that only Ferrari Alfa Romeo help in the development of new engines. New Alfa Romeo models will enter the market in 2016 year. They build on the currently developing a modular platform, which is called Giorgio. This chassis will be created exclusively rear-wheel drive models and. At the same time from the front drive brand plans to refuse: MiTo and Giulietta hatchbacks leave the assembly line in 2015 year.
Jaguar is considering creating a coupe version of the track F-Type, which will be called the Club Sport. Mass model will be about 1465 kilograms - on 200 kilograms lighter than conventional dvuhdverka. This is with reference to the head of the program F-Type Russ Varney said the publication Motoring. In addition to weight reduction, track version acquire additional aerodynamic elements, more austere interior with carbon fiber panels and seats made of carbon fiber. While Varney added that he would like to go too far in trying to maximize ease F-Type and make of it something like a Lotus Elise. What will get fission-track motor compartment is unknown. Do not rule out the possibility with the top five-liter unit V8, which is the return 550 horsepower.
Honda Company since April of this year to start testing on public roads, new driver assistance systems, which always helps to drive up to an intersection when the traffic lights green light. Testing will be conducted in 100 cars traveling on five special routes in the city of Utsunomiya (Tochigi Prefecture). According to the Honda, the new system will ensure smooth and continuous movement of cars on city streets. To determine the acceleration and deceleration of the flow will be used infrared beacons along the roads. To the car could drive up to the intersection at the right time to cross it on the green light, electronics calculate the necessary speed of its movement.
Toyota has declassified 1000-strong sportprototip TS040 Hybrid, which this year will be performing at the world championships in endurance racing and marathon WEC «24 Hours of Le Mans." The premiere took place on Thursday machines, 27 March, the French circuit Paul Ricard. New replaced the sportprototipy TS030, who represented the "Toyota" in the WEC for the past two years. The car received a hybrid power plant, consisting of 3,7-liter petrol "eight" power 520 forces, two electric motors (one for each axis) with total capacity 480 forces, as well as supercapacitors, located in the central part of the machine. The electric motor on the front axle as well ...
Bugatti company launched a program for used hypercar Veyron. All used machines will be thoroughly tested. This was reported on the official website of the French brand. There, on the official website posted the ad. At the time of publication of news to order are available in four Veyron Grand Sport modifications and three copies to the open version of the Vitesse. Minimum mileage - 10 thousand kilometers - Set in the description of the two models. Most - 70 thousand kilometers - was one of the cars in the version Grand Sport. However, for select customers and former exhibition presented cars with zero mileage.
Sports cars Porsche Boxster and Cayman will receive modification with four-cylinder engine. This information, according to AutoWeek referring to magazine Auto Motor und Sport, officially confirmed the head of the German producer Matthias Mueller. He added that the power of such a motor can reach 400 horsepower. According to Mueller, road Porsche models get four-cylinder power plants after the car world championship endurance race WEC. In racing cars of the brand will be used V-shaped two-liter "four" with direct fuel injection and a turbocharger in the collapse of the blocks, which will become part of the hybrid power plant. However, the sports car unit will be civil with opposed cylinders.
Lotus company in conjunction with the British firm Caged Laser Engineering has developed and applied for Exige S sports car rear subframe made entirely of titanium. The appearance of the items was part of a program to explore the use of titanium in the car chassis. This writes Autocar referring to the engineer of the British brand John Sellorsa. According Sellorsa now titanium subframe installed on the test vehicle. His trial to begin next week. The engineer said that the company saw the possibility of using similar technology, but its use "Lotus" in mass production is still under question.
Porsche is in the near future will release an all-electric sports car. On this edition of Auto Motor und Sport said the head of the German mark Matthias Mueller. According to him, the company takes to develop a special interest. On the basis of what the model will be made electric version, he did not elaborate. "Of course, we think about the creation of the electric vehicle. We consider possible future expansion of the line models like the car. The machine will be fully electric. I see no reason to burden it with additional power sources. Without recharging it should pass 300 kilometers, even better 400 », - emphasized Mueller. Chapter Porsche also recalled that in 2011 year under the test program, the company, in close cooperation with Volkswagen has developed three experimental Boxster.
Toyota has entered into an agreement with the American prosecutor to terminate the investigation with respect to false information about defective cars, which were provided by the manufacturer U.S. Government. In exchange, the "Toyota" will pay the largest fine ever piling on the automotive company in North America. It would amount 1,2 billion. "Toyota" was accused of providing false information and state agencies to withhold information about the faulty vehicles falling under the service campaign on involuntary acceleration of cars caused by defective accelerator pedals and problems with installation of rugs. In his official report of the Japanese manufacturer said that "taking responsibility.
PSA Peugeot Citroen Group will hold a reduction model series of its member brands. About this in an interview with Autocar said the head of the French automaker Carlos Tavares. "We will be selective as to what will become in the future release. The Company will not invest in something that will not help business. I realized that we need to do competitive cars to buyers like this particular car, not just a car. We have not chosen a model from which refuse, but cutting lines will be held unequivocally "- said Tavares. The new head of PSA Peugeot Citroen also added that the group has not yet considered the issue of creating a special brand to create a low-end models.
On Lake Baikal was set a speed record on ice stock car version of the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF). Serial sedan Jaguar XF, equipped with three-liter 340-horsepower engine with a mechanical supercharger, was overclocked to 263 kilometers per hour. Speed record on ice, according to the RAF is calculated as the average velocity of the car when accelerating one kilometer to the checkpoint and going back. In this case the pilot is only one attempt, for which he should choose the time racer. The remaining races are considered training. Races were held on natural ice lake. To establish a record was chosen relatively flat area without cracks 13 length and width of six kilometers.
Organizers of the championship World Touring the WTCC chosen as the safety car for the season-2014 sports car Alfa Romeo 4C. The corresponding statement posted on the official website of the racing series. Functions previously performed pace car Chevrolet Camaro. Guide explained its decision by the fact that the international 4C coupe car festival in Paris was named the most beautiful car 2013 year. Also, according to one of the leaders of Eurosport Events, which holds competitions, the choice of this model as the pace car will bring the return of the "Alpha" in the WTCC. Coupe Alfa Romeo 4C was presented in March 2013 year's Geneva Motor Show. Coupe comes 1,75-liter petrol "turbochetverkoy" developing 240 350 horsepower and torque.
Peruvian authorities officially announced that they refuse to carry out the country rally-raid "Dakar" in 2015 year. It is reported by the local edition LaRepublica.pe. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru stated that they could not reach agreement with the company Amaury Sport Organisation, which organizes the rally raid. Officials noted that the promoters for the conduct of "Dakar" in Peru demanded millions 30 salts (about 11 million dollars). Officials noted that the money that would have gone to an "Dakar" will, for example, built schools in disadvantaged areas of the country. "Dakar" was held in Peru twice. First rally raid participants were in this country 2012 year. A year later, the marathon started in the state capital - the city of Lima.
Celebrity will promote the brand in China. Jaguar announced a collaboration with the British footballer David Beckham - celebrity brand become the Ambassador of the brand. The newly Ambassador will promote Jag in the Chinese market. All of this is confined to the upcoming launches of some models in China - football star (and billboards in combination) to star in several television and print advertisements with Freaky F-Type Coupe, as well as the XJ. "I've always been a fan of Jaguar - from style and design to the feeling and the roar of the engine, each element is felt by the British" - says Beckham. "It's an honor to support the brand with such an amazing legacy." Perhaps celebrities will take part in the promotion of one of the most anticipated models of the company - a sedan XE.
British automaker presented the updated sports car Morgan Plus 4, making it the most powerful version of the model in history. Public premiere took place at the car Geneva Motor Show. Sports car, as before having a wooden frame body is equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder Ford Duratec with direct fuel injection. Capacity of the unit by reprogramming the electronic control unit increased from 147 156 to horsepower. Maximum torque increased by 10 Nm - to 200 Nm. Engine is paired with a five-speed manual transmission Mazda. Dynamic characteristics of the updated "Morgan" has not yet reported.