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The woman took 8 35 minutes and maneuvers for parking

The woman took 8 35 minutes and maneuvers for parking

Women drivers took eight minutes to park your car. She made a total of 35 maneuvers, writes Autorambler. This incident occurred in the north-west London in late January. Woman trying to park your Nissan Sunny near the house for five minutes, after which the car is standing in front of her left, and she continued her attempts to three and a half minutes.

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Revive me if you can

Six "sleeping" car brands, ready to return. In 2012, Nissan has decided to revive the brand Datsun, and has now introduced several production vehicles and even a concept car "new" brand. Due to the fact that road vehicles will soon appear, missing in 1980-ies, "Motor" remembered what other "sleeping" brands have the largest automakers in the cage. And at the same time to estimate the probability of their revival. In Germany, for many years was born and died many car brands for which we do not miss something that is not - not even remember them. The same fate would wait and NSU, if not two models: Prinz and Ro 80. After the first one was the prototype of our "big-eared" "plows", and the second - the only rotary car that won the European competition "Car of the Year."

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Americans called the best car brands

In the ranking of preferences American motorists took first place brand Toyota. In a telephone survey, which swept through more than a thousand drivers in the United States, respondents put the Japanese brand 145 points. Relevant data led publication Consumer Reports. Second place in the list of preferences went to "Ford", which lagged behind the "Toyota" on 25 credits. Closed the first three with Honda brand 109 points. In "Top-5» Chevrolet also hit and Tesla. The latter company last year took tenth place. Americans were the least satisfied with the car brand Land Rover. British brand won only four credits. Brand Maserati was the second from the end, "Jaguar", gaining nine points ...

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Through walls

Five most unusual road tunnels in the world. Road tunnels, as well as bridges, built in order to save time, gas and nerve cells drivers. But their creation requires huge resources and efforts. "Motor" studied the five most interesting road tunnels that are striking in their originality, scale and complexity of construction. Until 1970-ies residents Guolyan Chinese mountain village with the world bound only a narrow staircase to a cliff. Farmers have repeatedly tried to interrogate the government built a normal road, but officials have not heard their requests. Desperate to get some help, the villagers with a population 350 13 people chose the most powerful men.

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Interrupted flight

At all times the domestic motorsport remained on the margins of the world. We have talented designers and pilots, but always lacked money, technology, trails, and sometimes political will. Nevertheless, even in these circumstances the Soviet specialists managed to create a really cool race cars. It is not their fault that many of these cars never reached the official start of the competition. "Motor" recalled the best of them. "In the year 1952 USSR national team debut in the World Cup races on the Formula-1 the second phase, which took place at the Belgian Spa-Francorchamps track. Vehicle Soviet athletes estimated Motorsports public is the most perfect of all published at the start. "

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So you do not know

One may curse the Soviet car industry for the fact that the same cars were produced for decades, but only designers guilt in this. They constantly gushed ideas and not afraid of internal competition. "Motor" remembered unusual modifications are well known models that have not been given the green light. Create incredible terrain vehicle, successfully pass with him all state tests, wait for the adoption model for service, and then ... to abolish all these decisions. This is madness? This GAS! Throughout his life, one of the greatest automotive designers Vitaly A. Grachev creating dedicated car absolute permeability. First gas, then on the ZIL. One of the stages of this path and became a pilot GAZ-21.

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Spite of enemies

Continuing the theme of Soviet concept cars recall the more modern conceptual, experimental and small-scale development of domestic engineers and designers. The second part - about cars by the end of 1980-x on nowadays. It might have been the prototype of "Oka", but look at the year prototyping. On the contrary, "Dwarf" (the name, of course, especially vazovtsam "failed") built from a shortened "Okie." But why was it necessary to reduce the already tiny minicar? Today, well-fed enough in the automotive sense, we just forgot how to turn 90-x whole country floated the idea of ​​"popular", and therefore the cheapest possible machine.

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Quality mark

On Thursday, 16 January was exactly 55 years since, as the conveyor of the Gorky Automobile Plant off the first instance of a luxury sedan GAZ-13 «The Seagull." One of the most beautiful cars in the history of the USSR presented the "engine" wonderful occasion to remember a few production cars Land of the Soviets, for which no need to blush, neither then nor now. Put the famous "Zahara" next to an American truck Autocar Dispatch SA, and head immediately climbs familiar: "And this licked." Licked, of course, but ... not quite. First, American mashinokomplektyi, initiating truck, delivered to the USSR completely legally. And most importantly, the engineers who created the VMS-5, failed to significantly simplify and reduce the cost of the overseas construction.

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Undone in the USSR

Soviet car industry - as a big haystack. At first glance, only withered grass, but you can find a good digging and something valuable banal needles. "Motor" remembers interesting conceptual, experimental and small-scale local development engineers and designers. Today - the first series. It is often called the first car of the USSR, although us-1, get a short lease on life thanks to low-volume assembly, correctly considered a prototype. This chaise - a prototype passenger cars for the needs of the mass of the young Soviet republic. And for the "first pancake" everything turned out well. Commands respect, for example, the process of development.

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In Michelin tires come up with a lifetime of thousands 100

At the Detroit Motor Show, Michelin introduced a new model improved wear resistance of tires called Premier A / S. The manufacturer guarantees that all season tires will pass 60 thousand miles (96,5 thousand kilometers). Tires are made by new technology, dubbed EverGrip. In the manufacture of rubber is used silicon dioxide, and sunflower oil. The first element of the tread increases grip on a wet road, and sunflower oil gives the tire more elasticity in cold weather. There are also special tires specially shaped grooves, which, as wear of the tire becomes wider, thereby improving the drainage of liquid from the grooves.

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Harley-Davidson Pope auctioned

Pope Francis auctioned his Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide, the bike will be sold at charity auction house in London, "Bonhams' in Paris in February, a spokesman for the auction. Proceeds from sales will be donated to good causes Roman Catholic Church (the recipient - the organization Caritas Roma), informed in "Bonhams", ITAR-TASS reported. Buy this item with an engine 1,585 liters and Francis autograph on the gas tank (it was left at a special ceremony at the Vatican in November), estimated at 12-15 thousand Euro wishing offered in the session "retromobiley Week." He was officially handed over to Francis advance to charity.

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Divestment for a trip to a toy car in a drunken state

Severe penalty imposed on the police of the United Kingdom the British, decided to get home from the pub on a homemade compact car, which he built for his son. Man does not pass the test for alcohol and lost right to drive this car for a year. 43-year-old locksmith Rio Beardmore detained on his way out of the pub. Pretty drunk, adult man decided to get to the house, perched on a miniature copy of the Volkswagen Transporter. This vehicle has been very popular in 1950-1970-ies. Child car Rio Beardmore fashioned for his own child, and then, apparently, decided to grab a toy with him to the pub to show off to friends.

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14 transformations: what happens Mercedes

Healthy bumpers, cracking of speed bumps, "skirt" around, tinted lights and "bench" behind - this is most often limited to tuning cars. At best, it looks beautiful. However, practical vans can offer a number of options for creativity, that the eyes diverge. An idea of ​​the possible configurations "heels" - from "fast" to the mobile coffee machines - can be based on 15 converted Mercedes-Benz Citan, presented at the launch of the new compact van. The German manufacturer is actively cooperating with body builders who rework commercial vehicles for different purposes. In Europe, about half of the new Sprinter undergo alteration.

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Speed ​​captures: how to ride on the German Autobahn

Ordinary motorway in Germany - more than just a road. Autobahn (German pronunciation words Autobahn firmly established in the Russian language - approx. Delfi) it is safe to admit a part of German culture and the image of the country as a whole. On the autobahn compose songs (group Kraftwerk), remove the TV series (the famous show Alarm fur Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei), and every German driver said movement with speed 200 km / h and a quite normal. Despite the fact that, according to historical records, the first highway in this form, as we know it today, was built in 1924 in northern Italy.

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Audi goes to Android

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the Internet company Google in conjunction with Audi is working to create an infotainment system that will be installed in vehicles of the German manufacturer. It is expected that the management of the car computer will be virtually no different from working with conventional tablet or smartphone on the Android-platform. Note that the competitors of Apple also created their own car multimedia system called iOS in the Car, which, as the name implies, is designed for cars. iOS in the Car is already working in some cars produced by companies such as Chevrolet, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes, Nissan and Volvo.

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In honor of Bugatti made belt buckle costs Porsche 911

Swiss designer Roland Iten, who owns her own boutique in Geneva, developed in honor of the French company Bugatti exclusive Trouser belt buckle worth 75 thousand Swiss francs, the equivalent of 84 thousand dollars. Approximately the same amount in the U.S. market can buy a sports car Porsche 911 Carrera as standard with 350-horsepower engine. In the manufacture of buckles used equipment for assembly of Swiss watches. One buckle consists of various parts 100 handmade of pure gold, stainless steel, titanium and sapphire glass. Results will be released with such 44 belt buckles. The first batch of 11 belts adorned with white gold, already released. The second will receive clearance from pink gold.

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Michael Schumacher in a coma

Racing career ended Michael Schumacher in a coma. He is in critical condition in the hospital of the French city of Grenoble. Seven-time Formula One champion-1 received a head injury which required immediate surgery, while skiing in the area of ​​the resort of Meribel in the Alps, reports Reuters. Head ski-Christophe millstone Lek said that Schumacher would often spend holidays in Meribel. He added that during the fall, which caused injury, the ex-Formula-1 pilot was wearing a helmet. Millstone-Lek said that after delivery to the hospital at the resort, Michael was conscious, but in place it was decided to move him to a hospital in Grenoble. In the hospital, in addition to family and close Schumacher arrived president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA) Jean Todt

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"Fast and Furious-7" will be released in April 2015 years

Death of Paul Walker will not prevent filming. The movie "Fast and the Furious-7" screens will be shifted almost a year from its original date, but still held. Wrote about it in his Facebook account actor Vin Diesel, putting to record pictures from filming thriller, where they were shot dead, along with the end of November Paul Walker. "The last scene we shot together - says Diesel. - We had a unique sense of completeness, the pride that we share ... The film, which we are now concluding, was magic, caught on film. We gone so far that the Fast and Furious 7 will be released in April 10 2015 year! PS He would like you to know first. " A few hours later, this information was confirmed by the official fan community F & F, so you can start counting the days until the premiere. And guess how the writers and filmmakers go with the image ...

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In the United States named the safest car 2014 years

The top list includes IIHS 22 model. American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has summed up the crash test 2013 year by making a list of cars that have won the highest awards Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick +. This year's ratings went respectively 17 22 and model cars and American brands have made an absolute minority - they had only 5 2 and model respectively. In IIHS said that this year the certification procedure has been significantly tightened cars. For example, if 2012-m to assess Top Safety Pick was enough to get a "good" for the four crash tests (frontal with ным 40%-overlapping, side, and roof strength for protection against whiplash injury), and the estimate for the fifth ( wheel with 25%-ным overlap) was not considered at all.

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British named the best cars in recent years 25

British publication Auto Express has compiled a list 50 best machines, which appeared on the market over the past quarter century. The rating was made on the basis of a survey of readers of the magazine and is confined to his 25-anniversary. Portal Delfi "top ten" best cars in the last years 25 British version. Tenth place closes the "top ten" legendary Rover Mini 1990 model year. Even then, this car is developed in in the late fifties, was somewhat archaic, but the British did not put it completely - on the contrary, classic cars enjoyed great popularity until the production ceased in 2000 year. Ninth place Aston Martin DB9 - English supercar, production of which began in 2004 year.

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Meet the bus of the future (VIDEO)

Or a huge display on wheels. The idea to place all possible advertising on public transport and there was realized a long time. The idea to use for this display - too. And even body panels, displays no surprise everyone, but as far as designer Ted Orlowski and his concept Willie, did not come nobody. Orlowski imagined something like the bus of the future, is almost entirely composed of a translucent screen. According to the authors, the passengers at the stops they should show information about the route and all the rest and in motion - to distract everybody countless commercials. Well, or nearly so. In any case, we will not get any such buses (gryazische not allow) - though, looks futuristic bass good.