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Day: November 21, 2017

MINI John Cooper Works has prepared a rear-wheel drive buggy for the Dakar Rally 2018

MINI John Cooper Works has prepared a rear-wheel drive buggy for the Dakar Rally 2018

News
The last time MINI won the Dakar Rally in 2015. Two years later, without a victory, the British are eager to win back. X-raid Team sports team will go on the future of the Dakar-2018 Rally on two prepared prototypes: the usual all-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works Rally and the new rear-wheel drive MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. This is reported in a press release of the manufacturer. The MINI division of John Cooper Works created a new hardcore rally car and named it the Buggy, although it has all the traditional body panels. Its feature is the rear-wheel drive, as previously the British company exhibited only four-wheel-drive prototypes for the competition. MINI John Cooper Works Buggy is equipped with a 3.9-liter in-line six-cylinder turbodiesel Twinpower Turbo from BMW. It...
Hennessey created the HPE650 performance package for the Chevrolet Tahoe RST

Hennessey created the HPE650 performance package for the Chevrolet Tahoe RST

News, Tuning
From the huge family "shed" tuning enthusiasts offer to make a very fast car. The American tuning division Hennessey Performance Engineering has offered its own HPE650 performance package for the special version of the Chevrolet Tahoe RST 2018 model year. It is easy to guess to what level it raises the power of the motor. Dynamometric test specialists laid out on their Yutube channel. A new special modification of Chevrolet Tahoe RST was presented on the eve of the international motor show in Dubai. The "RST" index in the name of the off-road vehicle means "Rally Sport Truck". It is equipped with a V8 engine with direct injection of a working volume of 6.2 liters and a power of 420 horsepower and 620 Nm. However, this performance is not enough in the world of tuning. HPE650 pa...
Infinity announced the premiere of the new generation QX50 crossover

Infinity announced the premiere of the new generation QX50 crossover

News
The premiere of the next Infiniti QX50 will take place on November 28 at the Motor Show in Los Angeles. The crossover will receive the "most spacious cabin" in its class and a completely new engine with variable compression ratio The company noted that it would be a car with "absolutely new technologies, outstanding design and best in class interior space". The teaser shows the front part of the crossover body, which is executed in accordance with the new brand design direction of the Japanese brand. As previously reported, the next Infiniti QX50 engine line will include a brand new gasoline two-liter unit with variable compression ratio, which, depending on the driving style, can vary from 8:1 to 14:1 for greater economy. The engine will develop 268 hp. and 390 Nm of torque. ...
2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE revealed

2018 Aston Martin Vantage GTE revealed

Editor Picks, Hot News, New Cars, News
Aston Martin revealed the new Vantage: a dynamics successor to the biggest-selling road car in the British marque's history. Then, on the same day, in an unprecedented synchronised launch, Aston Martin Racing revealed the new Vantage GTE: the spectacular new FIA World Endurance Championship challenger poised to replace the team's most successful competition car of all-time, the multiple Le Mans-winning V8 Vantage GTE. The second-generation Vantage GTE was revealed in London on Tuesday evening alongside the road-going car from which it has been developed. While the company was coy on specifics, they confirmed the model has a Mercedes-AMG sourced V8 engine. There's no word on the engine's output but Aston Martin Racing said "factory drivers have worked hard to optimize the drivabil...
McLaren published the first images of the racing supercar 720S

McLaren published the first images of the racing supercar 720S

News
British company announced the development of racing modification of the supercar for competitions category GT3 The company McLaren published on its page in Facebook design sketches racing version of the supercar 720S. The car, prepared for participation in competitions of category GT3, will be developed during all next year and will debut in a season of 2019. Technical information about the McLaren 720S is still kept secret. Judging by the images, the novelty will differ from the road version of the revised front part of the body with enlarged air intakes, enlarged lateral "skirts", as well as a large rear wing and diffuser. Standard McLaren 720S is equipped with a four-liter unit V8 with two turbines, developing 720 hp. and 770 Nm of torque. The engine works in tandem with a ...
Subaru Ascent three-row crossover: a new image

Subaru Ascent three-row crossover: a new image

Concept Cars, News
Company Subaru has published the second teaser of the new serial crossover. The world premiere of the model will take place at the end of November at the Auto Show in Los Angeles. Seven-seat crossover Ascent is intended primarily for the US market, there will also be established its production - the model will be sent to the series next year. The design of the novelty is made in the style of the eponymous concept presented in April 2017 at the exhibition in New York. Details on the all-terrain vehicle have not yet been revealed. According to preliminary data, Subaru Ascent is built on a modernized platform SGP (Subaru Global Platform), which also underlies the latest Impreza and XV. The new Subaru will replace the seven-seater crossover Tribeca, removed from production a few y...
2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed

2018 Aston Martin Vantage revealed

Editor Picks, Hot News, New Cars, News
British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has unveiled its long-awaited new-generation Vantage in a simultaneous global reveal across six major cities. Replacing a car like the previous-gen Vantage is an incredibly difficult task since that model was universally praised for its drop-dead gorgeous looks but Aston Martin has made it look easy with the breathtaking new Vantage. Everything is new on Aston Martin’s latest sportscar, from the chassis to the powertrain and from the onboard technology to the clever aero agenda. The latest Vantage is more powerful, lighter and faster than the model it replaces. Unsurprisingly it’s also more expensive; customers can place an order now but have to fork out £120,900, which represents a premium of around £25,000 over the Porsche
The Grand Tour offered Mark Webber a role in the show. But something went wrong

The Grand Tour offered Mark Webber a role in the show. But something went wrong

News
Presenters of the shows The Grand Tour Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May arranged for the former Formula 1 racer and WEC World Championship Mark Webber to test the role of a new test pilot. The video is published on the YouTube channel "Grand Tour". Mark Webber was offered a ride on the Porsche 911 GT2 RS and set the best lap time. Then the pilot, who is now the Porsche's ambassador, has been offered to do the same, but at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG GT R. Webber traveled to the Mercedes very slowly, stating that he had squeezed everything that he could. "Thank you for coming. We will be in touch" - said to Webber at the end of video. Earlier, The Grand Tour refused to participate in the transmission of the character under the name "American", a professional pil...
Nissan launches Serena Nismo sports minivan

Nissan launches Serena Nismo sports minivan

News
The Japanese brand has expanded the line of "charged" models on the home market. In Japan, Serena Nismo minivan sales started. Externally from the standard model, the new version features a bracelet with red elements, a grille of radiator, an enlarged spoiler on a luggage door and the presence of horizontal LED Daytime running lights. The interior also features red accents, besides, van has got sports front seats. The new equipment list includes the ProPilot autonomous control system (works only within the same lane on the motorway) and a multimedia complex with a touch screen. The Nissan Serena Nismo has reconfigured the suspension, yet the model has got a new exhaust system. The minivan is equipped with a hybrid system, consisting of a gasoline engine 2.0 power of 150 hp, an...
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Review

Car Reviews, News
Jeep next year will launch the extreme version of the Grand Cherokee crossover, which was named Trackhawk. The car is equipped with the most powerful compressor 8-cylinder engine from the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and our colleagues were able to test this interesting car. Journalists from the British edition of Autocar did not notice the significant visual differences between the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the less powerful versions of the crossover. Only the nameplate and the huge Brembo brake discs that you will not see on other brand models will throw in your eyes. On the crossover, journalists drove along the Spring Mountain route, which is located in Nevada. They had a little time at their disposal, but even with such a quick acquaintance it's clear that the car turned out...