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Day: April 19, 2018

Volkswagen was told about the first ever electric sports car

Volkswagen was told about the first ever electric sports car

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A novel from the family I.D., which will take part in the race for the ascent to Mount Pikes Peak, will be presented on April 22 Volkswagen will present a sports electric car called I.D. R at a special event in France on April 22. The premiere will take place in the city of Ales - in this place was born Romain Dumas, who will be the first to fly a car during the race at Mount Pikes Peak. Externally, the electric car resembles sports prototypes that participate in endurance races, including "24 Hours of Le Mans". Volkswagen I.D. R large front splitter, as well as a massive rear fender. Technical characteristics of the novelty are not yet known. The annual event "Race in the Clouds" is held in the USA in the Rocky Mountains from 1916 near the city of Colorado Springs. The length...
The 600-hp Polestar hybrid was tested beyond the Arctic Circle

The 600-hp Polestar hybrid was tested beyond the Arctic Circle

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Power units and electronic systems of the hybrid coupe Polestar 1 were tested at extremely low temperatures Former factory tuner Volvo, and now an independent company Polestar, published a video with the tests of the hybrid sports car Polestar 1. Tests were held outside the Arctic Circle in extreme conditions at minus 28 degrees Celsius. In the tests, the engineers of the Swedish brand optimized the chassis settings and traction distribution function, and also checked the operation of power units and electronic systems at extremely low temperatures. The hybrid coupe Polestar 1 debuted in October 2017, and its next show will take place at the end of April at the Beijing Motor Show. The car with a body from carbon was equipped with a hybrid power unit, which included a two-liter...
The US Secret Service has received a new limousine for Trump

The US Secret Service has received a new limousine for Trump

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Cadillac has developed a new version of the presidential limousine. He will replace the Beast car, which in 2009 created for Barack Obama The US Secret Service received at its disposal a presidential limousine of a new type, on which Donald Trump will move. The first public appearance of the car should take place in the near future, with reference to its own source reports Fox News. At the moment in official trips Trump uses a previous version of the car, which former US President Barack Obama used before. That limousine, known under the name "Beast", is described as a "Cadillac with tank armor", the thickness of which is 200 millimeters. Trump's new limousine was first seen during tests in the spring of 2017. It is assumed that the exterior of the car will look similar to the...
Ken Block presented a rally car based on the Ford Escort 1991

Ken Block presented a rally car based on the Ford Escort 1991

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth, which in the original was developed for rally "group A", equipped with a 400-horsepower two-liter turbo engine The American racer and stuntman Ken Block presented his new rally car, which became the Ford Escort RS Cosworth 1991. In this car, the pilot will take part in a number of rally competitions in the US. The Ford Escort RS Cosworth, which was originally designed for the rally "group A", was equipped with an upgraded two-liter four-cylinder supercharged engine. The output of the engine, which works with a seven-speed sequential gearbox, was 400 hp and 550 Nm of torque. Rally Car received racing livery, which combines retro features, as well as Ken Blok's proprietary elements in the form of lightning. Ken Block will perform at the Ford Escort RS...
The appearance of the new SUV Mercedes-Maybach revealed before the premiere

The appearance of the new SUV Mercedes-Maybach revealed before the premiere

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Assumptions that the novelty of the luxury brand will take the form of an SUV, are confirmed. The first photo of the new Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury crossover appeared on the web. Appearance of the prototype, the image of which was published by the Chinese resource autohome, is executed in the style of the previous Maybach concepts. The key features of the novelty were a large radiator grille with a lot of vertical ribs, huge wheels with a turbine-like design of disks and a "three-eyed" head optics. Although, the car is filmed in front, you can see that the silhouette of his coupe. On the body there is a large amount of chrome finish. Unlike the exterior, the interior of the novelty has long been no secret - the manufacturer has published a number of teasers, showi...
Jaguar introduced sports versions of the XE and XF sedans

Jaguar introduced sports versions of the XE and XF sedans

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Sedans Jaguar XE and XF with 300-horsepower two-liter engine and four-wheel drive received a new version called 300 Sport The company Jaguar introduced new versions of sedans XE and XF under the name of 300 Sport. Cars differ from other versions of exterior and interior decoration, as well as special options. The Jaguar XE and XF in the 300 Sport version are equipped with a two-liter petrol 4-cylinder turbo engine, developing 300 hp and 400 Nm of torque. The engine works together with an eight-speed "automatic" and all-wheel drive system. The compact sedan XE 300 Sport with this unit gets the first "100 km/h in 5.7 seconds, and the XF 300 Sport - for 0.2 seconds slower. The Jaguar XF 300 Sport is available in three colors: Yulong White, Indus Silver and Santorini Black, and fo...
The first supercar Brabham received the motor 5.4 V8

The first supercar Brabham received the motor 5.4 V8

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Company Brabham Automotive, owned by the son of three-time champion of Formula 1 Jack Brabham David, published the first image of the supercar BT62, and also named its technical characteristics. The premiere of the car, which will cost one million pounds sterling, will take place in early May. The supercar will be equipped with an atmospheric eight-cylinder engine with a volume of 5.4 liters, the return of which is not yet specified. The Brabham just added that the ratio of power to mass will reach 730 horsepower per ton. The dry weight of the car at the same time will be only 972 kilograms. Aerodynamic elements of the supercar will provide 1200 kilograms of downforce. Also, the machine will be equipped with six-piston carbon braking mechanisms. In total, Brabham Automotive wi...
Nissan built an SUV for tourism

Nissan built an SUV for tourism

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In the construction of a tourist camper based on the Armada model, Nissan Truck fans from social networks took part. The Japanese manufacturer introduced a new tourist project - a special performance of Nissan Armada, called Mountain Patrol. The purpose of the project is to prepare a family SUV for adventures in nature. The debut of the model is planned in a month and Nissan appeals to consumers with a request, for the remaining time to bring the car to the optimum option. Over the next three weeks, fans can visit @NissanUSATrucks accounts on the social networks Instagram and Facebook to vote in three categories: the tire model, the exterior design (vinyl film), and the awning on the roof. You can use the #MountainPatrol hashtag. The vote will continue until May 10, and the premi...
Interior of the new BMW Z4 revealed

Interior of the new BMW Z4 revealed

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In the network appeared spy shots of the interior of the roadster BMW Z4 next generation, which will receive a new virtual instrument panel and iDrive complex, presented a few days ago. Photos published by Carscoops. The architecture of the front panel and the central tunnel of the new BMW Z4 almost exactly repeats the interior of the prototype of the same name, presented last summer. The machines coincide with the location of the climate control units and the audio system, as well as individual buttons and switches. In the center there is a display of infotainment system, which can be controlled with the help of a rotary controller, gestures, voice and the touchscreen itself. On the left is a configurable 12.3-inch digital instrument panel. It can display navigation system promp...
The jubilee Ford Mustang Cobra Jet turned out to be the fastest in the history of the model

The jubilee Ford Mustang Cobra Jet turned out to be the fastest in the history of the model

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Ford celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Mustang Cobra Jet model with a special special version, which, unfortunately, many people on the public roads can hardly be seen. Mustang Cobra Jet 50th Anniversary is a real car that is homologated to participate in drag racing by the American Hot Rod Association (NHRA). Ford claims that the car is able to cover a distance of ¼ mile in eight and a half seconds, accelerating during this time to 241 kilometers per hour. Under the hood, the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet has a 5.2-liter Coyote compressor volume of 5.2 liters. Its power is not disclosed, but the previous 2008 Mustang Cobra Jet, which was presented in honor of the 40th anniversary of the model, had a payback of around 900 horsepower and traveled ¼ mile in 8.9 seconds, although the