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Month: February 2018

Rimac showed his new supercar

Rimac showed his new supercar

Concept Cars, News, Supercars, Video
The appearance of the electric supercar is partially revealed in a fresh video camera. Before the Geneva Motor Show, where Rimac is going to present its second model, it remains to wait very briefly. The Croatian company is heating up interest in the novelty by releasing teasers of an electric hypercar. Until now, the successor to Concept_One is likely to become more powerful and faster, and the company even claims that it will "change the rules of the game." The new teaser reveals little more than the first 22-second length, which was published on the company's official Facebook page. The video is played by incendiary music combined with visual effects, while the commentary to the video says: "Why play by the rules, when you can change the game." In the frames of the fresh vi...
Kia’s new flagship sedan: a video and the timing of the premiere

Kia’s new flagship sedan: a video and the timing of the premiere

News
The company Kia has published a short video with a second-generation K9 sedan designed for the home market. The first image of the flagship four-door sedan of the new generation was distributed by the brand a week ago. Then Kia said that the official premiere of the model will be later in 2018. In a short video, which the manufacturer published today, it is still impossible to see the design of the K9 / K900 / Quoris, but the timing of the debut of the Korean version is known - it will be introduced in April. On the complete set of sedan information not yet. According to preliminary data, K9 will be the closest relative of the four-door sedan Genesis G90, that is, the Kia model may have a full drive and turbocharged engines. The current Kia K9, also Quoris, is built on the Hy...
Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pick-up received a turbodiesel V6

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Pick-up received a turbodiesel V6

News
The world premiere of the new turbodiesel version of the X 350 d 4MATIC will take place next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Motor range of the pickup Mercedes-Benz X-Class replenished with a German turbodiesel V6 working capacity of 3.0 liters and a 258 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. It will be combined with a seven-speed automatic transmission with a 7G-Tronic Plus torque converter. The version of the model with such a power unit was called X 350 d 4MATIC. It uses transmission, like the new generation of SUV G-Class. The 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system has a lockable, asymmetric differential, a traction distribution in the ratio 40:60 in favor of the rear wheels. Recall that the Mercedes-Benz X-Class is based on the pick-up Nissan Navara last generation. With him, h...
Plug-in Hybrid Skoda Superb will appear next year

Plug-in Hybrid Skoda Superb will appear next year

News, Rumors
The hybrid installation will get to the Czech flagship from the Volkswagen Passat GTE version. Skoda Superb with plug-in hybrid power plant can enter the market next year. This is reported by the publication of Auto Express, referring to its own insiders in the Czech company. For Skoda, the flagship liftback will be the first model with a version of the plug-in hybrid PHEV. The power plant from the Passat GTE includes a petrol turbo engine 1.4 TSI with a power of 154 hp and one electric motor at 114 hp, which is paired with a DSG robot. The total capacity is 215 horsepower. According to the insider, Skoda Superb PHEV will have a power reserve of electric traction of 70 kilometers. This is 20 km more than the Passat GTE. This is due to the fact that for Skoda will offer a batte...
BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe: published the first image

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe: published the first image

Concept Cars, News
The Bavarian manufacturer published a teaser of the flagship four-door coupe. BMW has posted a new teaser of the 8 Series Gran Coupe on the official Facebook page. The picture shows the profile of the car. No details yet, but there is a short comment to the teaser: "Stay tuned. More to come in Geneva next week ». If you look closely, you can see the "seam" of the end of the tailgate. Compared to the previous concept of the BMW 8 Series, the four-door sedan's sideglass visually looks longer. The streamlined, smoothly falling roof gives the car a dynamic and sporty look, but probably with damage to the space in the head area of ​​the rear passengers. Although, perhaps, the renderer is intended to demonstrate the key components of the design, but in reality the car will look easier.
McLaren will present a special version of Senna Carbon Theme in Geneva

McLaren will present a special version of Senna Carbon Theme in Geneva

Editor Picks, Hot News, New Cars, News, Supercars
Totally five copies of the special version of Carbon Theme from MSO will be built. The British supercar manufacturer McLaren announced that its Special Operations unit (MSO) will present a special version of the Senna hypercar for the title Carbon Theme at the Geneva International Motor Show next week. The whole body of this novelty will be made of carbon fiber with a transparent lacquer and color scheme, which was at the helmet of the famous racer Ayrton Senna. The body of each McLaren Senna hypercar is collected from 67 parts. To make all elements of the body of carbon, you need to spend about a thousand hours of working time. The application of a color scheme in the form of yellow accents requires another 250 hours. In addition, brake calipers are painted in a bright green hue...
Porsche chose the five easiest sports cars in history

Porsche chose the five easiest sports cars in history

News
Porsche chose the five lightest cars in its history. For the video, the cars were taken off at the Austrian high mountain pass Grossglockner - the highest mountain in the country where motor and motorcycle races were held. In the fifth place in the selection of the manufacturer is the coupe 2.7 Carrera RS in the modification of Sport. The 1973 production car, equipped with a 210-horsepower engine, weighs 975 kilograms. To reduce the mass from it, the rear seats, watches, door handles and even the ashtray were removed, and the front seats were replaced with the Recaro buckets. Next comes the Porsche 906 Carrera 6 of the 1966 model, which uses fiberglass in construction. Such a machine weighs 675 kilograms. It was used by the German TV channel ZDF to shoot races on Hockenheimring. ...
Bentley prepared for Geneva a mysterious novelty

Bentley prepared for Geneva a mysterious novelty

News, Rumors
The company Bentley announced the premiere of the new model. The debut will take place in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. A new executive at the motor show will be the new executive director and chairman of the board of directors of the British automaker Andy Hallmark, who took office on February 1. No information on the model in Bentley has yet been provided. In Geneva, also will be the first public display of the Bentayga SUV with the V8 engine and the first European show of the new generation Continental GT coupe. Together with this, at the stand of the British brand will be a sedan Flying Spur from the studio Mulliner. This car has received a special finish of the interior with aniline leather and veneer "with a unique porous structure." Earlier it was reported that ...
The interior of passenger capsules Hyperloop showed in Dubai

The interior of passenger capsules Hyperloop showed in Dubai

News, Video
Virgin Hyperloop One, together with the Dubai Road and Transportation Authority, introduced the interior of high-speed passenger capsules. The presentation was part of the "Month of Innovations of the UAE" in the shopping center City Walk. Inside the capsule, chairs with leather trim will be installed. Information and entertainment complexes will be available for passengers. Trains with an electromagnetic power plant will run between Abu Dhabi and Dubai - a journey of 140 km takes only 12 minutes. At an hour, the Hyperlup will be able to carry up to 10,000 passengers. By 2021, Virgin Hyperloop One intends to put into commercial operation three lines of "vacuum" trains. In the spring of 2017, Hyperloop One conducted the first test of a passenger capsule XP-1. Due to magnetic...
New Honda CR-V 2019 became a seven-seat hybrid

New Honda CR-V 2019 became a seven-seat hybrid

Hot News, New Cars, News
Honda introduced the European version of the fifth-generation CR-V crossover. The public debut of the novelty, which is first available with a hybrid powerplant and seven-seat configuration of the interior, will be held next month at the Geneva Motor Show. The base Honda CR-V will be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo engine family VTEC Turbo, combined with a six-speed manual or CVT transmission. The hybrid power plant will include a two-liter gasoline engine running on the Atkinson cycle, two electric motors (traction and acting as a generator), and a single-stage transmission with a fixed gear ratio. The power plant can operate in one of three modes: only on electric traction, only on ICE (the electric motor will be connected at a sharp acceleration) and in the combined version...