Today: April 23 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 web has a video with the snow-swamp of the St. Petersburg company Sherp, developed by Alexei Garagashyan. The car was estimated at a minimum of 3 million 850 thousand rubles. A lot of Western publications have devoted notes to the all-terrain vehicle, and the automobile blog Jalopnik called it "the best all-terrain vehicle in the world". The ATV, whose production began in 2015, received patented tubeless ultra low pressure tires and a special wheel swap system, as well as a swivel mechanism with clutches and a separate disc brake of increased reliability. Features of the fuel system allow for a long time to operate an all-terrain vehicle without fuel starvation at critical angles of inclination.
On the site of advertisements for the sale of collection machines Hemmings appeared ZIL-4112R for 1,2 million dollars - released in 2012, the prototype of the presidential limousine. Then it was reported that Vladimir Putin personally tested the car, and he did not like it, but later this information was disproved. Whether the president tested any other prototype is unknown. Putin noted that he "does not participate in the choice of design and equipment of new items." Representatives of the plant "ZiL" also denied the information that "Garage Special Purpose" ("GON") tested the car, and in "GONe" they said that this car was seen, but tests have not yet been conducted.
The company Ferrari introduced a four-seat supercar called GTC4 Lusso, which replaced the FF model. The public premiere of the novelty will be held in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The novelty got its name in honor of several classic models of the Italian brand: 330 GTC, 330 GT and 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, "which were one of Enzo Ferrari's most beloved cars". The figure "4" in the title indicates the availability of an all-wheel drive. New equipped with a modernized 6,3-liter twelve-cylinder atmosphere, the power of which increased from 660 to 680 horsepower. The maximum torque of the motor reaches 697 Nm (at 5750 rpm), while 80 percent of thrust is available already with 1750 rpm.
The company Ford has decided to miss the Paris Motor Show, which will be held this fall. As reported by Automotive News with reference to the representative of the European division of the brand, the timing of the motor show did not coincide with the internal timetable of the new models. "The whole point is to choose the right place and the right way to tell your news to the world," Ford said. "And the Paris Motor Show is not the case." The Paris Motor Show alternates with the Frankfurt Motor Show and is held every two years. The motor show is considered to be one of the largest in the world. For example, in 2014 the exhibition was visited by more than 1,2 million people. Ford in 2014 showed in Paris a new S-Max and an updated C-Max.
"Volkswagen" has developed a new turbocharged "quartet", a working volume of one and a half liters. Gasoline and diesel units will be used on existing models of brands that are part of the concern. About this, with reference to its own sources, the publication of Auto Express. The gasoline engine will replace the 1.4 TSI in the scale, which is used, for example, on the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia. It is assumed that the motor will debut with the updated "Golf" before the end of this year. The new turbodiesel will replace the engine on "heavy fuel" with a working volume of 1,6 liters. The unit debuts with the restyling modification of the Audi A3 hatchback at the end of 2017.
Bodywork studio Pininfarina published the first teaser of its new development, which the Italians call "an incredible concept car." The public premiere of the prototype will be held in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The picture shows a front splitter, which says that it will be a sports car. The red line may mean that the concept car will be built on the basis of one of the models of the company Ferrari. The rest of the details about the novelty will be known later. At the end of 2015, Indian company Mahindra & Mahindra became the new owner of Pininfariny, which bought 76,06 interest package of securities of the body atelier. According to unofficial data, the transaction amount was 168 million euros. At the same time, the Indians at once promised that "Pininfarina" will completely retain its independence.
In the future, all models of Porsche will receive modifications with hybrid power plants. This information is contained in an interview with the head of the German brand Oliver Blume newspaper Westfalen-Blatt. A short summary of the unpublished material was obtained from Reuters. In 2018, a hybrid version with the ability to recharge batteries from household electricity will appear next generation 911 family. Sportcar will be able to drive exclusively on electric traction up to 50 kilometers. At the end of 2018, Porsche confirmed the development of a serial electric car that will be created in the style of the Frank E. Mission E concept. The novelty will receive a motor with an output of about 500 horsepower, and the battery charge will last for 600 kilometers.
The Russian company Cognitive Technologies, creating software for the unmanned KAMAZ, conducted a survey and found out how the respondents would behave in an extreme road situation on the spot of artificial intelligence. The poll suggested that as a result of the collision, the threat to life or damage to health for road accidents is inevitable. In one of the questions, the appearance of a dog on the road with a double continuous marking line was simulated, and 60 percent of the respondents chose the option "Continue to move and ask the dog". Respondents were offered schemes and a description of 16 traffic situations (only five cards are presented on the Cognitive Technologie website), in which a car with autonomous control systems participates. Interference of the driver in the management process is excluded.
Toyota for the fourth consecutive year topped the world car sales rating (according to 2011 results, the first place in the list was taken by the concern of General Motors). In 2015, the Japanese company managed to realize 10,15 million new machines - 0,8 percent less than in 2014 year. This is reported by the agency Bloomberg. "Toyota" was the only company that from January to December was able to sell more than ten million cars. In second place is Volkswagen, whose sales fell by two percent - to 9,9 million cars. Closes the top three American company General Motors with an indicator of 9,8 million cars, which is 0,2 percent more than in 2014.
The company Volkswagen will bring to the Geneva Motor Show a conceptual crossover T-Cross, the serial version of which should appear in 2018 year. This model will be able to compete with Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3. About this, with reference to its own source, the publication of Autocar. The novelty will take place in the model range of the German brand on the step below the T-Roc SUV. The prototype of this model was shown in the spring of 2014, and the beginning of production of the commercial version was planned for 2017 year. According to the Autocar source, the project to launch two compact crossovers in the series is actively promoted by the new head of the Volkswagen, Matthias Müller.
The flagship sedan Cadillac CT6 will receive a top-end modification, which will be completed with a new eight-cylinder engine with two turbines. About this, with reference to the head of the American brand Johan de Naison, reports the publication Car and Driver. The twin-turbo V8 engine with a displacement of 4,2 liters will be combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The return of the engine is not yet specified, but De Naison said that it "will exceed 400 horsepower." At the same time, the top manager noted that the new version of the sedan will not become part of the "charged" V-line. At the moment, the Cadillac CT6 engine range includes an 265-strong two-liter turbo-quater, 335-strong six-cylinder atmospheric volume of 3,6 liters, as well as a three-liter supercharged V6 engine developing 400 forces.
Team Formula 1 Red Bull faces a fine of 30 thousand euros for using the car on the ski slope. This is written by Tiroler Tageszeitung. In mid-January, as part of the Hahnenkamm skiing festival, the Red Bull team organized a show during which the Toro Rosso team pilot Max Verstappen drove through the snow slopes of the Austrian resort of Kitzbuehel. The rider drove on the RB7 car, which participated in the Grand Prix of the 2011 season, which finalized the control electronics and shod with chains. The race took place at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level. The number of viewers has exceeded 3,5 thousand people. The purpose of this show was to draw attention to the Austrian Grand Prix Formula 1.
Russian tuning studio TopCar has developed an extended carbon body kit for sports cars Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S. The set was estimated at 40 thousand euros, including six thousand euros for installation. For comparison, the prices for the base roadster Porsche Boxster start in Europe from 50,1 thousand euros. The body kit, thanks to which "the car gets a new carbon body," was called Stinger GTR. It consists of 30 individual elements produced from carbon by vacuum forming. At the moment, one of the kits have already been sent to the official TopCar dealer in the US. The previous program for the development of the Russian tuner for the 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S included 24 carbon fiber body panels, as well as the trim of the interior with elements of 24-carat gold.
The company Ferrari named the winners of the design contest Top Design School Challenge, among which was a Russian student Roman Egorov. A student at the Pforzheim Higher School (Germany) received "special attention" from the jury. The prototype of the Russian was called Ferrari FL. He was the only work at the contest, which showed the concept of the interior of supercars of the future. According to Egorov, in 2040, "Ferrari" will use the automated interface "man-machine". The main prize was awarded to six students of the French Valenciennes Design Institute for the Manifesto concept car. The jury impressed not only the appearance of the supercar, but also how the access to the salon is effected. The car has a design with fully reclining top body panels.
The motor sport division of the company McLaren opened its own racing academy, which was formed from the program to support young pilots. At the moment it consists of three riders. This was announced at the British exhibition Autosport International. The pilots of the racing academy included Struan Moore (20 years) and Alex Fontana (23 years), who last season played in the Japanese Formula 3 and the GP3 championship respectively. They joined with Andrew Watson (20 years), before that already included in the program for supporting young pilots of McLaren. Last year, he won the first place in the series International GT Open and participated in the British championship GT on McLaren 650S. Later, other pilots will join them, which will be selected by the company.
The exhibition "Consumer Electronics Show" (CES) 2016 year was a platform for the demonstration of a number of new models of cars, however, fortunately, some surprises manufacturers have reserved for the North American international auto show in Detroit. It is worth paying attention to the concept car Audi "H-Tron Quattro", a hydrogen car with a record range of mileage without refueling - 600 kilometers. The model is equipped with three fuel tanks, hidden under the passenger and luggage compartments, which can be filled in just four minutes. The fuel cell gives the output voltage up to 110 Kv, and the lithium-ion battery provides additional 100 kW power for short-term peak power consumption during overclocking.
Company Acura unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show concept large hatchback called Precision. The prototype "gives a clear idea of what style will be fulfilled future machine brand". Overall length of the new items was 5182 millimeters, width - 2134 millimeters and a height - 1320 millimeters. The size of the wheelbase is 3099 millimeters. Thus, the hatchback turned out only a few centimeters shorter than the long wheelbase BMW 7-Series, and the width and height was close to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Nissan 370Z respectively. The prototype was created in Californian design studio of the Japanese company.
The company Audi presented at the exhibition of consumer electronics CES in Las Vegas, the concept of automotive interior of the future. The manufacturer used for it a new generation of its modular multimedia platform, which received a system for recognizing gestures, tactile feedback of displays, as well as the ability to interact with smart clocks and monitor the driver's well-being. For the concept, the company has developed a new electronic instrument panel - now it's an 14,1-inch AMOLED screen. The center console represents two more displays, the upper one of which is traditionally responsible for multimedia management and navigation, and the lower one for climate control.
For sale, a unique copy of the supercar Pagani Huayra - a car built on the chassis number 001. The Seven Car Lounge company is engaged in the implementation of the car in Saudi Arabia. The car was released in 2013 year. By now, the supercar has traveled 3600 kilometers. The cost of the first copy of Pagani Huayra is provided only upon request from a potential buyer. According to the Pagani Huayra Registry, the blue supercar formerly belonged to an unnamed citizen of Qatar, and later became the property of Pagani Automotive. The car was repeatedly seen in London and Italy. The total circulation of Huayra is 100 cars. All of them were sold at the beginning of 2015.
At the next generation BMW X3 crossover, a hybrid and "charged" 435-strong version can appear. This is reported with reference to its own source, the publication Autobild. X3 will be the first all-terrain vehicle of the German brand, based on a new modular architecture. The platform will significantly modernize the steering, increase free space in the cabin and improve visibility. The crossover will have a hybrid modification with the ability to recharge the batteries from household electricity. The power unit will include a set of lithium-ion batteries, an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. The aggregate output of the units will be 252 horsepower.