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Rolls-Royce has been replaced by a regional director

Rolls-Royce has been replaced by a regional director

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Julian Jenkins became the new manager of the company, responsible for the markets of Western and Southern Europe, Great Britain and Central Asia. Previously, Jenkins served as Head of Sales Planning for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. He joined the company in 2015, having extensive experience in selling luxury cars in North and South America, Asia and Australia. During Jenkins' stay at the helm of the sales planning division, Rolls-Royce excellently completed 2016, which became the second-largest profit for the brand in its history. In addition, with him on the market was released a series of Black Badge. "Julian has already made a significant contribution to the success of the company as Head of Sales Planning. His experience and professional competence will enable us to maintain and...
The most powerful Ferrari with the V8: the first photo

The most powerful Ferrari with the V8: the first photo

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In the web there was a photo on which, presumably, the "charged" modification of a superpenalty Ferrari 488 - GTO (Gran Turismo Omologata) is presented. The picture was published by one of the participants of the FerrariChat forum. The novelty should become the most powerful Ferrari with the eight-cylinder engine. It will be equipped with a modernized turbo engine of 3.9 liters from the 488 Challenge coupe. The delivery of the unit will be about 700 horsepower. From the standard car the coupe in the photo features a modified shape splitter and racing strips running through the entire body. Most of the details of the bodywork of the supercar are made of carbon fiber. In particular, this material will be made hood, bumpers and rear spoiler. Also, the supercar will receive alumin...
BMW plans to bypass Mercedes-Benz by 2020

BMW plans to bypass Mercedes-Benz by 2020

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The company BMW said that it intends to bypass the sales of Mercedes-Benz in the next two years - the Bavarians have long been leaders in the premium, but in recent years, Mercedes-Benz came in first place. Nevertheless, BMW is convinced that they will be able to close the gap, thanks to a careful analysis of competitors and a new promotion program in the market, including the release of new models and the "interception" of sales from other brands. "In 2020, we will be number one in the number of cars sold," said BMW CEO Harald Kruger to the German monthly Manager Magazin. - I set this goal as the main one for my team, although this is a very difficult task. It is not enough just to sell more than all. Being a quality leader, number one for customer satisfaction is what our emplo...
Cadillac tested the updated CT6 in winter conditions

Cadillac tested the updated CT6 in winter conditions

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The company Cadillac brought to the final road tests updated sedan CT6. This time, the engineers tested the car in winter conditions. Spy pictures of the prototype restyling flagship of the American brand published the publication Motor1. According to the publication, the official premiere of the car will be held in February at the Auto Show in Chicago. Judging by spy shots, the updated Cadillac CT6 will borrow some stylistic elements from the Escala concept car, which was introduced in August 2016. The restyling sedan will receive a similar wide grille, also new optics, other bumpers and a sports exhaust system with two nozzles. The new gamma is likely to be used by the previous version of CT6. So, the novelty will be offered with a two-liter "turbo-quater" with a capacity of 26...
Mini cars received a new gearbox

Mini cars received a new gearbox

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Hatchbacks Mini in three- and five-door versions received a new 7-speed Steptronic transmission with a double clutch. The same gearbox is now completed and the cabriolet of the German brand. It is offered in tandem with the gasoline and diesel engines available to choose from. Also for cars continues to be offered and a standard 6-speed manual transmission. Also, for the Mini machines, the electronic selector lever, which returns to its original position and is not fixed in the D, N and R positions, was newly developed. The German company's press service explained that the electronic transmission control unit monitors the operation of the gearbox based on navigation data, and It also supports the start / stop function and coasting. According to Mini, due to this, the level of fuel c...
The first photos of the updated Honda HR-V crossover appeared

The first photos of the updated Honda HR-V crossover appeared

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The web has a scans brochure, which depicts the updated crossover Honda HR-V. The design of the car was done in the stylist of the latest models of the brand and equipped with LED optics, the portal Paultan reports. The compact Honda HR-V all-terrain vehicle (on some markets the model is sold under the name Vezel) is built on the Jazz hatchback platform. Depending on the market model can be front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The range of crossover engines includes gasoline, diesel and hybrid units. The European version of the HR-V is available with a 1.5-liter petrol engine or a 1.6 liter diesel engine. The delivery aggregates 130 (155 Nm) and 120 horsepower (300 Nm) respectively. Gasoline engine can be combined with manual or automatic transmission, diesel - only with a manual tran...
Nissan 350Z from the “Tokyo Drift” again put on sale

Nissan 350Z from the “Tokyo Drift” again put on sale

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In the UK, Nissan 350Z coupe was put on sale, which was visited by the main negative character of the film "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" by DeKey (Brian Ti Takashi in main role). The same car was sold in 2015 and also in the UK. The announcement is posted on the Auto Trader website. The description indicates that this is one of the two cars that participated in the shootings. Together with this, this is the only instance equipped with a turbocharged engine. The announcement of the three-year-old prescription indicated the same thing. The seller also noted that at the moment the mileage of the car is 11,000 miles, which is equivalent to 17,600 kilometers. Now for the car asking 99,950 pounds sterling. Three years ago, the same machine was valued at 149,995 pounds ster...
Scientists have found a way to make carbon from straw and corn

Scientists have found a way to make carbon from straw and corn

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Scientists from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Colorado, USA) have developed a process for the production of nitrile acrylic acid - the main component of carbon fiber - from straw and corn stalks. Researchers believe that the technique can be scaled and used in the production of cars. The process involves the isolation of sucrose from the plants, followed by the production of 3-hydroxypropionic acid, which when converted to ammonia and an inexpensive titanium oxide catalyst is converted to acrylonitrile. As a result of this chemical process, excess heat and a toxic hydrogen cyanide compound are not released. The laboratory already cooperates with several companies that will help it produce a large amount of acrylonitrile. In the future, it is planned to convert it into...
The new generation Audi A6 Avant is first seen on tests

The new generation Audi A6 Avant is first seen on tests

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Company Audi has started road tests wagon A6 Avant new generation. Spy pictures of the car laid out the publication AutoExpress. According to them, the premiere of the car will be held at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The main competitor of the car is called the BMW 5-Series Touring and Mercedes E-Class Estate. The design of the fifth generation A6 will resemble the A4. The exterior of the novelty was worked by Mark Lichte, who became the chief designer in 2014. A6 next-generation build on a new platform. Due to this, the weight of the machine will decrease in comparison with its predecessor. According to unofficial data, the engine range will include four-cylinder petrol engines and six-cylinder diesel units. Also, for customers will be offered a hybrid modification ...
Kia is testing a new large SUV

Kia is testing a new large SUV

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A picture of a disguised machine was published by the portal Top Rider. The edition assumes that the new Kia off-road car hit the lens, the forerunner of which is the Telluride concept - the brand demonstrated in Detroit in 2016. The fact that Kia gave "green light" to the flagship SUV with a design based on Telluride, became known a week ago. It is expected that the main market for the novelty will be the United States. At the same time, the model is planned to be sold in other countries, although their list is not yet disclosed. Information about the "stuffing" of a commercial car is also not there, as well as data on the timing of its premiere. The length of the all-wheel drive concept Kia Telluride is 5 001 mm, width - 2 009 mm, height - 1 801 mm, wheelbase size is 3,073 mm. ...