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Day: February 4, 2018

Uber launched the Uber Bike electric bike rental service in San Francisco

Uber launched the Uber Bike electric bike rental service in San Francisco

News
Uber company has announced the launch of the Uber Bike service, which will allow users of the service to rent an electric bike and reach their destination on their own, if the price for a standard car trip seems excessive and the waiting time for the nearest driver is too long. The Uber Bike by JUMP service is still in the pilot mode in San Francisco, it is launched in conjunction with the New York startup JUMP (JUMP Bikes), formerly known as Social Bicycles. To participate in the testing it is necessary to submit an application, because at this stage only 250 bicycles with an electric motor are available to potential customers. Bike ordering is carried out with the help of the standard Uber application, in which you need to select the Bike option. After that, the map will show t...
Hyundai brought to test a prototype of a new crossover Genesis GV80

Hyundai brought to test a prototype of a new crossover Genesis GV80

News, Spy Shots
Automobile Corporation Hyundai has started testing a new premium crossover Genesis GV80. Photo-spies noticed his test mule on the eve of the roads of Scandinavia. Photos are shown in the video of Youtube channel AutoNews Creative. Two years before the proposed premiere, the company's engineers have already begun to test the future crossover. While his test mule is convicted in a body from the current generation Hyundai Santa Fe. However, it is given out by elongated front fenders and a hood. Of course, this is due to the fact that the Genesis has a longer wheelbase. It is likely that Genesis engineers use the Sante Fe body to adjust the suspension and transmission. This is common practice in the early stages of developing a car. The Genesis GV80 concept was presented in New Yo...
The FIA approved a series of races on the 784-strong Tesla Model S P100Ds

The FIA approved a series of races on the 784-strong Tesla Model S P100Ds

News
The International Motor Sport Federation of the FIA ‚Äč‚Äčauthorized a new EPCS racing series in which pilots will compete in the prepared electric vehicles Tesla Model S P100Ds. The new series is called the Electric Production Car Series (EPCS). For these competitions is the company Electric GT Holdings. She will be in charge of management. According to the representatives of the company, the race weekend of this series will consist of two training sessions, three-level qualification and two 60-kilometer races. One of them will be held in the daytime, and the second - at dusk. The scoring system was borrowed from Formula 1. The winner of the race gets 25 points, and the racer in 10th place - 1 point. However, bonus points will also be awarded for the pole position, the fastest racin
Mercedes-Benz applied for the reservation of new model indexes

Mercedes-Benz applied for the reservation of new model indexes

News, Rumors
German automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz applied for trademarks to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for new serial models, including for the AMG division. The company wants to reserve indices A 40, CLA 40, SLC 40, SLC 50 and GLE 50 in Canada, as well as CLA 50 worldwide. Earlier, she already reserved two-digit nomenclatures, as reported, for AMG. However, some of them can be designed for the basic model range. That is, Mercedes-Benz can switch from three-digit indices, for example CLA250, to two-digit ones such as CLA 40. The automaker also registered trademarks of CLA 53, G73 and S73 for AMG. This confirms the recent rumors that the nameplate "73" will return to the AMG model. Cars with this index will be equipped with a new hybrid power plant with a 4.0-l...
The new GMC Sierra Pickup debuts on March 1 in Detroit

The new GMC Sierra Pickup debuts on March 1 in Detroit

News, Rumors, Video
According to rumors, the American brand can present at special event the top version of a new generation pickup truck - Denali. The American automobile concern General Motors can present the new generation of the pickup truck GMC Sierra on March 1 of this year in Detroit. The public will be able to see it at the international motor show in New York. This is reported by the publication Automotive News. Chevrolet Silverado 2019 with the same platform was already presented in mid-January at the exhibition in Detroit. Therefore, we should expect the nearest premiere of GMC Sierra, which is expected to have its own exterior and interior design. The engine range will be similar to the Silverado 2019. Only six engines will be offered, including a new six-cylinder 3.6-liter turbo dies...
Prior Design presented a special version of Bentley Bentayga

Prior Design presented a special version of Bentley Bentayga

News, Tuning
The owners of the luxury crossover Bentley Bentayga had another option for personalizing the exterior. German tuning studio Prior Design presented its special version of Bentley Bentayga. The magnificent crossover has received a new aerodynamic weather-cloth and custom technical equipment. On the eve of the special version of the crossover Bentayga showed another German tuning company Wheelsandmore. In Prior Design they also decided to keep up, and hurried with the presentation of their offspring. A new set of PDXR elements widens the body in size. Its components are made of carbon fiber with a mixture of epoxy and flexible resin. This gives them "high strength, flexibility and light weight." The kit consists of a modified front bumper, wheel arch extensions and a rear diffuse...
Lister Lightning on the basis of Jaguar F-Pace will be more powerful than Urus

Lister Lightning on the basis of Jaguar F-Pace will be more powerful than Urus

News, Rumors
British company Lister is developing a new project Lightning based on the crossover Jaguar F-Pace. The future novelty will surpass on power all-road Lamborghini Urus. This is reported by the publication Top Gear with reference to an interview with the head of the company, Lawrence Whittaker. According to the top manager, Lister pays attention to "setting up each element of the car" in order to achieve maximum performance. And the future Lightning will receive a modified 5.0-liter V8 engine with a compressor capacity of 666 horsepower. The same motor is installed in the latest Lister Thunder sports car based on the Jaguar F-Type. Thus, Lightning will be more powerful than the new super-crossover Lamborghini Urus. Whittaker hopes that a lower curb weight will help achieve a maximum...
Hyperkar Aston Martin Valkyrie will be painted with moon dust

Hyperkar Aston Martin Valkyrie will be painted with moon dust

News
To paint one of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar parts, "moon dust" will be used. It will become a key ingredient in the paint, which will be called Karosserie Lunar Red. This was reported by Instagram-user Lamborghiniks, who owns several exclusive supercars. To get dust, Lamborghiniks purchased a real stone from the Moon. It will be crushed and used to make a special paint, and the Valkyrie hyperkar will be the first machine for painting which uses material from outer space. Aston Martin Valkyrie - a joint development of the British automaker and the company Red Bull. Hypercar is built on a carbon-fiber chassis with a carbon monocoque and is equipped with a 1000-horsepower 6.5-liter V12 engine developed by Cosworth. The power plant is equipped with an energy recovery system, l...
Chinese manufacturer of government limousines introduced coupe in the style of Maybach

Chinese manufacturer of government limousines introduced coupe in the style of Maybach

Hot News, News
The Chinese company Hongqi (Red flag), which produces premium cars for the country's leadership, presented a conceptual retrocup. It demonstrates the vector of the brand design and its new logo. The car, more precisely its full-size model, is made in the style of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. Features of the concept car - a long hood, the cab shifted to the rear of the body and closed arches with LED strips. The luminous crest on the hood - a traditional element of the Hongqi cars - symbolizes the red flag. The prototype is not a harbinger of the production model, but the company notes that some elements of the exterior will be embodied in future machines. We are talking about LED lights, the grille and side car body stamping. In addition to the concept car, at a special even...