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Day: January 3, 2018

Infiniti reveals Q Inspiration Concept ahead of 2018 Detroit Motor Show debut

Infiniti reveals Q Inspiration Concept ahead of 2018 Detroit Motor Show debut

Concept Cars, Editor Picks, News
New Infiniti concept car signals the future of the brand's design language, and will be revealed in full at Detroit later this month Infiniti has revealed a new Detroit Motor Show bound concept car, which will be used to showcase a new-generation design language for Nissan’s premium sub-brand. Called the Q Inspiration concept, it’s a svelte, smooth looking rakish saloon with an elongated coupe like rear. A new LED taillight spans the width of the back end, while a dramatic cutaway sits in the bodywork just behind the front wheel arch. The Q Inspiration Concept is the first major project overseen by Habib at Infiniti. The firm’s new lead designer joined the Japanese luxury marque from BMW last year. We still don’t know what kind of powertrain Infiniti is going to use in the
In the US the project of 1370-hp hypercar SSC Tuatara revived

In the US the project of 1370-hp hypercar SSC Tuatara revived

Concept Cars, News
SSC North America, formerly known as Shelby Supercars, has published a teaser of a sports car that is due to appear this year. There are no details about the car, but judging from the image, the manufacturer is preparing to launch the Tuatara project, the information about which was last published five years ago. In 2013, it became known that the American firm completed the engine test for the hypercar Tuatara. The model was planned to be equipped with a 6.9-liter eight-cylinder engine with two turbines, capable of delivering from 1370 to 1700 (with the use of racing fuel) horsepower. From zero to 96 kilometers per hour, this car should be accelerated in 2.5 seconds. The calculated maximum speed is 442 kilometers per hour. At that time it was planned that hypercar will become the...
Super Hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari almost without a run put up for sale

Super Hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari almost without a run put up for sale

News, Supercars
In Saudi Arabia put up for sale the super hybrid Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - one of 210 released copies. The car, which runs about a hundred kilometers away, is located at the Seven Car Lounge, located in the capital of the state - Riyadh. The LaFerrari is equipped with a 963-horsepower hybrid power plant, which consists of a 6.3-liter V12 engine, an electric motor, an automatic transmission with two clutches and a battery pack. From stand to "hundred" Aperta accelerates in three seconds. The maximum speed is 350 kilometers per hour. The Italian manufacturer built 500 coupe LaFerrari and 210 copies of its open version. The last supercar was sold in 2016 for seven million dollars, and the last Aperta went under the hammer last September for 8.3 million euros (about $ 10 million). ...
The updated BMW 7 Series will enter the market in 2019

The updated BMW 7 Series will enter the market in 2019

News, Rumors
Bavarian manufacturer plans to soon restyling the flagship sedan. Start production of the updated sedan BMW 7 Series will begin in March 2019, informs the edition BMW Blog. In addition to changes in the front and rear, the model will be revised composition of the gamma range. The Bavarian company often declassifies new models until the actual start of production. It is possible that the debut of the "refreshed" flagship 7 Series, will be held in 2018, and deliveries will begin as follows. It is assumed that in the process of updating the BMW 7 Series will receive an upgraded "multimedia" and a fully digital "device". It is expected that the power of the modernized three-liter 6-cylinder in the 740i will increase from 320 to 335 hp, while for the V8 with a capacity of 4.4 liter...
A new pick-up SsangYong Rexton Sports was opened pre-order in Korea

A new pick-up SsangYong Rexton Sports was opened pre-order in Korea

New Cars, News
The first cars buyers will receive on January 9, and European sales will begin by the end of 2018. Became known prices of the new SsangYong Rexton Sports pickup truck in the home market of South Korea after the start of pre-orders. The basic equipment is estimated at 23.5 million won. The SsangYong Rexton Sports is based on the new generation of the Rexton 2017 frame SUV. The frame is also based on the pickup truck. He received a front suspension on double levers and a rear five-link suspension. The off-roader also got a 2.2-liter turbodiesel e-XDi220 with 187 horsepower. There is also a 4-Tronic 4WD 4-wheel-drive system with differential lock. The basic modification of Rexton Sports called "Wild" is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, cruise contro...
Stronger than time: the next teaser of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Stronger than time: the next teaser of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class

Hot News, News
The off-road car of the next generation will be presented officially on January 15 of this year at the Detroit Motor Show. The German manufacturer has released a new teaser of Mercedes-Benz G-Class of the new generation, in which, using the hashtag #strongerthantime, reports on the outstanding characteristics of the timeless model. The company claims that the SUV "is impressive in all conditions with its performance, advanced auxiliary safety and comfort systems, and excellent handling". The new G-Class will retain the cube-like silhouette of its predecessors, but will have an independent front suspension, improved rear geometry, a more modern electro-mechanical rack and pinion steering configuration, a reduced mass and a redesigned four-wheel drive system. Recall, in the m...
The chief designer of Audi do not mind the creation of a BMW 8 Series rival

The chief designer of Audi do not mind the creation of a BMW 8 Series rival

News, Rumors
It is believed that if Audi decides to launch a premium coupe, it will be based on the current A8. Audi proudly calls the newest representative sedan A8 one of the most technologically advanced cars in the world. However, the brand from Ingolstadt does not have a large coupe on its platform, unlike its competitors with the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe and the upcoming BMW 8 Series. Everything can change in the coming years, since the chief designer of Audi Mark Lichte, really, wants to see a luxury coupe with four rings on the logo. According to Likhta, he is a big fan of two-door cars. He does not mind creating a large coupe, but he does not believe that in the coming years such cars will be able to bring profits to companies taking into account the costs of their development. ...
Porsche opened its 100th exhibition hall in China

Porsche opened its 100th exhibition hall in China

News
Do you think that the largest markets for Porsche are Germany and the US? And here not. They are China - the number one market in the world. German automotive manufacturer Porsche reported on the opening of the 100th show room in China, but not traditional. They became an exhibition center, called "Porsche Studio". His doors opened the day before in Guangzhou, a city twice as large in population as Beijing. "In recent years, China has become the largest market for Porsche. Our four-door sports cars are especially popular in Asia, but the demand for double models is also growing rapidly. Porsche 718 Boxsters and Caymans sold more than 5,000 units in China during the past year, more than in any other country in the world" - said Detlev von Platen, head of sales and marketing. Th...
European prices for the new Nissan Leaf became known

European prices for the new Nissan Leaf became known

News
Deliveries of the first specimens to the European continent are scheduled for February. In Japan, the novelty is sold since October. In the US, it will enter the market by the end of this month. The day before, prices for the new generation of the electric car Nissan Leaf for the European market were announced. In the UK, where the novelty is assembled at a factory in Sunderland, the prices start from 21,990 pounds sterling. In Germany, the electric Leaf will cost from 31 950 euros. In the UK, the announced prices already include a government discount of £ 4,500 for a zero-emission car. Reservation of orders for Nissan Leaf in UK was opened on January 1, 2018. In Europe, the pre-order was opened earlier. Not knowing the prices and complete sets, the European buyers have made alre