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Day: March 4, 2018

The new Audi RS6 can get a 680-horsepower hybrid from Panamera

The new Audi RS6 can get a 680-horsepower hybrid from Panamera

News, Rumors
The first image of the novelty has already appeared on the web. The designer under the name AscarissDesign presented his vision of the charged versatile person Audi RS6 on the rendered image. In the new generation Audi A6, most likely, the station wagon will still remain the only type of body that will receive the RS version. At the heart of his render, the designer used already published photos of the A6 sedan. The front part repeats the four-door body except the bumper with a more aggressive design. It received air intakes of increased sizes with decorative patches. Also, the grille has a new honeycomb structure, the RS logo, and the Quattro inscription appears in its lower part. Traditionally, the new RS6 has larger diameter wheels than the A6. Probably, it will be a dia...
Tesla “lit” the twin-engine version of the sedan Model 3

Tesla “lit” the twin-engine version of the sedan Model 3

News
While most of Tesla's employees at the plant in the California city of Fremont are trying to set up equipment and increase the production of the massive electric model 3 sedan, the other part is already actively working on its new modification. In January this year, we reported that the all-wheel drive version of Model 3 will enter the market in the spring, and the company has already registered 19 VIN-codes in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It took little more than a month, in the yard of March, and finally "live" twin-engine Tesla Model 3 lit up on public roads, as reported in his Twitter columnist Ryan McCaffrey, photographed VIN-code electric. He also added that the car was "shod" in the R19 wheels. The characteristics of the twin-engine Model...
Legal for public roads McLaren F1 GTR Longtail put on sales in UK

Legal for public roads McLaren F1 GTR Longtail put on sales in UK

News
This instance of the 27R chassis was the first of 10 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail cars to win any of the competitions. Dealer of classic and rare cars Tom Hartley Jnr. put up for sale a copy of the racing supercar McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, which received permits for driving on public roads. It was this car that participated in the supermarathon "24 Hours of Le Mans" in 1997, the 1997 FIA GT Championship and the 1999 British Championship GT. Of course, the former racing career of the supercar was the cause of the restoration work. To obtain permission for driving on public roads, the supercar was finalized by Lanzante, whose specialists put their hands on creating a road version of the hypercar P1 GTR. The McLaren F1 GTR of the 1997 model received an extended body in the rear and ...
Wald International introduced a new styling for the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Harrier

Wald International introduced a new styling for the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Harrier

News, Tuning
The Japanese offered an external tuning for the popular SUV and twin brother Lexus RX. The tuning company Wald International from Japan introduced sets of external styling for two models of the manufacturer Toyota. It's about the SUV Land Cruiser Prado and the crossover Harrier, which is a colleague of the Lexus RX model of the previous generation. A new line of Wald products is called Sports Line. It includes two sets of aerodynamic body kit. Land Cruiser Prado received a set of Sports Line, consisting of a modified front bumper with a massive splitter, grille, wheel arch expanders, new footboards, small spoiler linings on the tailgate, rear bumper and diffuser. The exterior of the special version is complemented by a set of enlarged rims with low-profile rubber and a new exh...
Fusion Motor showed 430-hp Land Rover Defender

Fusion Motor showed 430-hp Land Rover Defender

News, Tuning
While the whole world expects a new generation of the legendary SUV Defender, the Californian tuner presented its special version with a powerful motor. The tuning company Fusion Motor from Los Angeles showed its special version of the Land Rover Defender with the upgraded engine V8 LS3. The borrowed 6.2-liter V8 LS3 engine is the development of the concern of General Motors. It was installed from 2008 to 2015 on the model Chevrolet Corvette C6 and Camaro SS. The power of this unit is 430 horsepower and 575 Nm of torque. Recall that the most powerful factory engine V8 for the special version of Land Rover Defender Works has a working volume of 5.0 liters and a capacity of 405 horsepower and 515 Nm. It turns out that the swap is more powerful by 25 hp. and 60 Nm. Also, as pa...
BMW M4 received an external styling from M Performance

BMW M4 received an external styling from M Performance

News, Tuning
Known for extravagant versions of BMW cars, the dealer of Abu Dhabi Motors put up for sale its special version of the M4 coupe of poisonous-green color. As in previously exhibited tuned copies of BMW models, the dealer did not begin to refine the M4 three-liter engine TwinPower Turbo with a power of 431 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque. All work was focused on the appearance and interior of the coupe. The car BMW M4 is painted in a shade of green Signal Green. In the exterior, the following accessories M Performance, made of carbon: the body of the side mirrors, front splitter, rear diffuser. Also installed is the Akrapovic exhaust system with carbon fiber nozzles and brake calipers of yellow color. The salon received a small tuning in the form of inserts of carbon fiber, Al...
Mazda officially confirmed the return of the rotary engine in 2019

Mazda officially confirmed the return of the rotary engine in 2019

News
The Wankel engine will serve as a generator for a new electric vehicle, comparable in size to the Mazda3. Wankel's rotary engines will again be produced and installed in Mazda cars starting in 2019. This is reported by the publication ZerAuto.nl, with reference to an interview with Mazda Motor Europe's sales vice president Martin Ten Brink. The insider Mazda announced its intention to use a rotary engine as a generator for charging electric vehicle batteries. A similar technology is used in the electric BMW i3, whose generator is a two-cylinder piston motor. An experiment using a rotary engine for this purpose Mazda already carried out in the mid-2000s. Then the minivan Premacy Hydrogen RE was equipped with a Vankel gasoline-hydrogen engine (modernization of the rotor engine f...
Motor Show in Detroit can be moved in time

Motor Show in Detroit can be moved in time

News
The North American international auto show in Detroit has traditionally been held in January for decades. However, it seems that the organizers of the show are considering the transition to autumn. The international auto show in Detroit (NAIAS) can be postponed to October after 2019. This is reported by the resource Crain's Detroit, with reference to the representative of the organizers of the event, Max Mansi. So far, only the possibility of transfer is being considered. No official statements have been made. As is known, annually in the second decade of January in Las Vegas in the US is the international exhibition of consumer electronics CES. Usually less than a week starts the car dealership in Detroit. The organizers of the latter because of this docking are now thinking abo...
Updated Mazda MX-5 can become more powerful

Updated Mazda MX-5 can become more powerful

News, Rumors
The Japanese compact roadster can be endowed with an 181-horsepower motor. In the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), information has appeared on the Mazda MX-5 2019 model year with a two-liter petrol engine with a capacity of 181 horsepower. The declassified data was removed from the MX-5 2019 VIN code from the NHTSA database. Also in the documentation it is reported that a more powerful engine will be the only one for the roadster. Accordingly, next year even the basic equipment of the Mazda MX-5 will be equipped with an 181-horsepower engine. Recall that a two-liter four-cylinder Skyactiv-G current version of the MX-5 has a capacity of 155 horsepower. Unfortunately, the disclosed information does not inform the Skyactiv engine generati...
Mercedes-Benz has prepared CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition for Geneva

Mercedes-Benz has prepared CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition for Geneva

News
As part of the dealership, the German manufacturer will present a special version of the "five-door" CLA. At the Geneva Motor Show, the public premiere of the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition will take place. The station wagon received a body kit and 18-inch multi-spoke AMG wheels. In combination with the optional Night package, the Night Edition version becomes the first Mercedes-Benz car with completely black AMG wheels. The basic equipment of the novelty also includes LED head optics High Performance and a badge Edition on the wing. Photo of the interior of the CLA Shooting Brake Night Edition the manufacturer did not publish, but said that it is characterized by the contrast of black and white. Many elements of the interior received white accents, for example, w...