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Day: April 20, 2018

Listen to how the titanic exhaust of McLaren sounds

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McLaren's Special Operations (MSO) division, which develops exclusive versions of supercars, unveiled the titanium exhaust system for the Sport Series - 540C, 570GT and 570S. The manufacturer has published a video in which you can listen to its sound. As they say in McLaren, the novelty is five decibels louder than the standard steel release, which is installed on the basic variants of the Sport Series, while the full sound of the system "opens" after five thousand revolutions per minute. Titanium output allows you to make supercars at 4.8 kilograms easier, as well as redistribute the center of gravity. In the UK, a new graduation system costs 4,750 pounds sterling The younger model of the Sport Series family - 540C - is equipped with a 540-strong twin-turbo "eight" and a robo...
Rolls-Royce experienced in the desert his first crossover

Rolls-Royce experienced in the desert his first crossover

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The British company showed deserted Cullinan crossover tests, which were held in Dubai. The premiere of the model will take place in the summer of 2018 Rolls-Royce has posted a video on its YouTube channel, which shows the tests of the first crossover of the British brand Cullinan. Tests were held in the desert near Dubai. The crossover will be built on ultra-light aluminum architecture, which will later form the basis for the remaining future models of the British brand. According to preliminary data, Cullinan will receive an assembly from the new generation Phantom - a 6.75-liter V12 engine with two turbines, delivering 671 hp and 900 Nm of torque. The engine will work together with the eight-speed automatic transmission ZF and all-wheel drive system. The Rolls-Royce Cullina...
Land Rover will revive Freelander, making it a very small crossover

Land Rover will revive Freelander, making it a very small crossover

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Within the next four years, Land Rover will release several new models at once. According to the publication Autocar, one of them will be a compact crossover, "reviving spirit" Freelander, but smaller than the original model. The basis for this machine will be a modernized and shortened version of the D8 platform. It is built Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar E-Pace. At the same time, the manufacturer is considering the possibility of constructing three versions of an off-road vehicle: a utility vehicle that will go into the Defender lineup, the usual Land Rover and the luxury Range Rover. It is expected that the length of the novelty will not exceed 4200 millimeters (the length of Freelander of the first generation is 4420 millimeters). Compete the smallest SUV Land...
German police arrested the leading engineer Porsche because of dieselgate

German police arrested the leading engineer Porsche because of dieselgate

News
The head of the engine development department of Porsche is suspected of creating deceptive software for the motors of the Volkswagen concern German police arrested the head of the engine development department of Porsche company Jörg Körner in connection with the so-called "diesel scandal" around the Volkswagen concern. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports this with reference to its own source. In addition, the number of suspects fell head of the new research and development department of Porsche Michael Steiner, as well as another employee whose name is not called. All three are charged with fraud and the use of knowingly unreliable advertising. Kerner joined Audi in 2004, where he was responsible for the development of electronic control of power plants and transmissions.
The most powerful Porsche drove the Nürburgring faster 7 minutes

The most powerful Porsche drove the Nürburgring faster 7 minutes

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The updated 520-horsepower supercar Porsche 911 GT3 RS drove a 20.6-kilometer round on the "North loop" for 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds The most powerful Porsche supercar with an atmospheric engine - the updated 911 GT3 RS - was able to drive the Nürburgring's "North Loop" in 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds. Onboard video was published on the official YouTube channel of the German brand. In the races participated test pilots Porsche Lars Kern and Kevin Estre, who made two attempts. The latter managed to show the best time - 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds. The French rider admitted that the sensations were such, "as if driving a race car Porsche GT3 R". The updated Porsche 911 GT3 RS was introduced in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The Porsche 911 GT3 RS was completed with a modernized six-
Skoda Kamiq crossover appeared on new photos

Skoda Kamiq crossover appeared on new photos

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The most affordable Skoda roadster will be available with only one engine. The web has new official photos of the crossover Kamiq, intended for the Chinese market. The first show of the model will be held on April 23, the public premiere of the SUV will be held two days later at the Beijing Motor Show. Cross production will be established in the Middle Kingdom at a joint venture joint venture between Volkswagen and SAIC. The novelty will be released to the local market in June, in the line of the brand it will be a step below the all-terrain Karoq. In Skoda, they assure that the crossover will not get out of China. Technical characteristics of Kamiq are still not disclosed. According to preliminary data, the SUV is built on the MQB platform, its length is 4,390 mm, width - 1,781 ...
Mercedes A-Class Sedan unveiled before the premiere

Mercedes A-Class Sedan unveiled before the premiere

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Mercedes-Benz will bring to the Beijing Motor Show an extended version of the new generation A-Class sedan, which will compete with the four-door versions of the BMW 1-Series and Audi A3 Online publication CarNewsChina published the first official image of the four-door version of Mercedes-Benz A-Class of the new generation. The public premiere of the sedan, as well as the new Mercedes-Maybach SUV, will be held at the Beijing Motor Show. Judging by the image and index "L" on the license plate, the long-version version of the sedan, designed solely for the Chinese market, debuts on the motor show. In general, the novelty will preserve the common features of the prototype Concept A, which was shown in April last year at the Shanghai Motor Show. The front part of the body will be al...
Land Rover Defender will turn into a pickup truck

Land Rover Defender will turn into a pickup truck

News
The car will go on sale in 2020 only in the version with a single cab. The motor scale of the car will include petrol and diesel 2.0-liter engines from the Ingenium series Land Rover Defender new generation will get a pick-up version, according Autocar. Such car is considered by the company as a competitor Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Car will premiere in 2020. New products will be sold in Europe and the United States. Also, shipments to South America and Africa are not excluded. There is no official confirmation of this information yet. The pickup will be built on the basis of the Defender with an elongated wheelbase. In the engine range will include petrol and diesel 2.0-liter engines of the Ingenium series. Most likely, the car will go on sale only in the version with a single cabin...
Audi spend high-speed tests of the first electric crossover

Audi spend high-speed tests of the first electric crossover

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The German brand tested the electric crossover e-tron quattro on the Nürburgring, the serial version of which will debut in 2018 The company Audi conducted high-speed tests of its first electric crossover, which took place on the "North loop" of the Nurburgring. A video with tests was published on the channel Automotive Mike on YouTube. The serial crossover, which is expected to be called the e-tron quattro, will make its debut this year. The novelty will be equipped with three electric motors with a total capacity of 320 kilowatts, which is equivalent to 435 horsepower. It is assumed that the electric car can accelerate from a place to 100 km / h in about 4.5 seconds. The battery pack will allow the crossover to go without recharging about 500 kilometers (according to the Eur
Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury revealed

Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury revealed

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Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury debuts at the Beijing Motor Show. He has gold and white leather trim, and there is also a set for the Chinese tea ceremony At the disposal of the publication Carscoops were the official photos of the concept car Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, the public premiere of which will be held in late April at the Beijing Motor Show. The prototype is a large sedan with a high ground clearance. The novelty was developed in the Chinese design-center taking into account the tastes of local customers. In the exterior of Ultimate Luxury used a number of design solutions that were borrowed from other concepts Mercedes-Maybach, in particular, the coupe and cabriolet Vision 6. The salon was decorated with gold and white leather. Behind them were two separate ...