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Day: April 5, 2018

The new Renault Megane RS received a racing version with a unique design

The new Renault Megane RS received a racing version with a unique design

News
The British team Prodrive introduced a racing hatchback for a rally-cross with ultra-light design and a 600-horsepower engine designed from scratch. The British team Prodrive has introduced a racing hatchback for a rally-cross, built on the basis of the new-generation Renault Megane RS Hot Hatch. The car was created for the GCK RX team, for which its head Guerlain Schysheri and his partner Jerome Gross-Janen performed. The new season of the World Rally Championship starts on April 14 in Barcelona. The Renault Megane RS racing has an ultra-light design made of high-strength steel and composite materials. Computer design was actively used when creating the car - specially analyzing programs, in particular, helped to develop aerodynamics and optimize the engine cooling system. The t...
Volkswagen tests new Tayron crossover

Volkswagen tests new Tayron crossover

News, Spy Shots
A crossover called Tayron will be presented at the auto show in Beijing and equipped with a 2.0-liter petrol turbo engine with an output of 220 hp Photos of the new Volkswagen crossover for the Chinese market have fled to the network. The images were published by CarsNewsChina. The car will be named Tayron and will be presented at the auto show in Beijing in late April. In the local market, the sale of the car will begin in the second half of this year. Whether the crossover on sale in other countries appears yet is unknown. The novelty is based on the Volkswagen Tiguan and received aggressive design. The crossover will be assembled at a joint venture in China by FAW-Volkswagen. In China, the standard version of Tiguan is currently being sold, as well as a modification with an ex...
TVR introduced sports car for “24 Hours of Le Mans”

TVR introduced sports car for “24 Hours of Le Mans”

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The novelty received the name Rebellion R13 and will act in the highest category of race LMP1 British company TVR has prepared a sports car for participation in races "24 Hours of Le Mans". In these competitions, the British will act as partners of the Rebellion Racing team. The car will perform in the highest category of LMP1. "Endurance races are a key part of the DNA of the TVR. Our partnership with Rebellion Racing gives you an excellent opportunity to go back to auto racing for the first time in 13 years, "- said TVR owner Wood Edgar. The novelty is called Rebellion R13. The technical characteristics of the car are kept secret. "24 Hours of Le Mans" is currently one of the oldest endurance races. Competitions are held every year since 1923. The organizer of the competi...
Alfa Romeo Coupe will become a hybrid

Alfa Romeo Coupe will become a hybrid

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe will receive a hybrid power plant with a system of kinetic energy recovery. The power of this modification will exceed 650 horsepower Alfa Romeo will develop a new version of the Giulia model in the coupe body. The two-door will be presented by the end of this year. Sales of the car will start in 2019, reports Autocar. According to the publication, the coupe will receive a hybrid power unit with a system of kinetic energy recovery, which will provide additional power to the car, and a 2.9-liter gasoline engine. It is expected that the power of such a modification will exceed 650 horsepower. Thus, according to this indicator, the novelty will outperform its competitors, among which BMW M4 DTM, Audi RS5 and Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe. In the engine range, t...
Koenigsegg has completed the production of a hypercar-record holder

Koenigsegg has completed the production of a hypercar-record holder

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The company Koenigsegg has completed the production of the RS-version of the hypercar Agera. This version of the model is the owner of five records: the maximum speed for a production car, the fastest car in the acceleration from the place to 400 kilometers per hour with the subsequent stop, the fastest car on the kilometer and mile of the public road and the fastest car that drove along the usual roads. In total, Koenigsegg released 25 copies of the Agera RS. The last car was a copy made in exchange for the damaged Agera RS Gryphon. It was fully assembled a few days ago. The full Agera lineup will be completed when the production of two cars of the Final Edition farewell series is completed. After that, Koenigsegg's production facilities will focus on the release of the Super Hy...
TVR almost showed sport prototype for Le Mans

TVR almost showed sport prototype for Le Mans

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The British TVR brand has published a sports prototype teaser, with which it intends to return to the "24 Hours of Le Mans" marathon. Later, the tweet with the image was deleted. The last time the company participated in the race 13 years ago, in 2005. According to the publication Racer, the machine is based on the prototype class LMP1 Rebellion R13. It is built on the Oreca chassis and is equipped with a 4.5 liter V8 engine from Gibson. The delivery of the unit is about 680 horsepower. The last car TVR, which participated in the "24 Hours of Le Mans", was a supercar Tuscan Speed ​​Six 400R with a four-liter inline six-cylinderengine. His latest road model - Griffith - the British manufacturer introduced in September 2017 at the festival of speed in Goodwood. The coupe, built
The Austrians released an electric fire truck

The Austrians released an electric fire truck

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The Austrian startup Kreisel Electric, in cooperation with Rosenbauer and Linz AG, has developed a fire truck with a fully electric power plant. This is reported by Electrek. The novelty is built on the basis of a light truck Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which was equipped with a battery pack weighing 620 kilograms. Batteries with a capacity of 86 kWh allow firefighting to pass without recharging up to 160 kilometers. Firefighter "Sprinter" is equipped with an electric motor, developing 120 kW, which is equivalent to 163 horsepower. The company Kreisel Electric is famous for its projects to create unusual electric cars. For example, the Austrians equipped an electric motor with a classic racing sport prototype Porsche 910, capable of accelerating from place to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds....