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Polestar 1: what is this and who invented it

Polestar 1: what is this and who invented it

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The court tuning studio Volvo introduced its first stand-alone model - the Polestar 1. Coupe Two-door got the landing formula 2 + 2. The car is built on the "Volvian" platform SPA. The one that lies at the heart of the S90 sedan and the XC90 crossover. At the same time, Polestar emphasizes that the chassis is heavily reworked. And approximately 50% is a brand-new car developed by engineers at the studio. The body of the novelty is built with the use of a large amount of carbon. Due to this it is rather light, while its torsional rigidity is 45% higher than the S90 sedan. The coupe is equipped with a hybrid power plant with a combined capacity of 600 hp. It consists of a supercharged petrol "quartet" of 2.0 liters capacity, as well as two electric motors. And the twin pair of e...
Toyota revived the name Supra for the new sports car

Toyota revived the name Supra for the new sports car

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The company Toyota presented at the Geneva Motor Show the conceptual racing sport car GR Supra Racing. The prototype is the forerunner of the new sports coupe, which will appear next year and will be the direct successor of the famous Supra model. The novelty was developed by specialists of the autosport division of the Japanese brand Toyota Gazoo Racing. For maximum weight reduction, aerodynamic elements, including the rear wing, diffuser and side skirts, were made of composite materials, and the windscreen and windows are made of plastic. The coupe received BBS racing wheels, a safety cage and a fire fighting system. The technical characteristics of the racing concept car are not yet called. The "civil" version of the revived Toyota Supra will share the chassis with the thir...
The first serial flying car revealed in Geneva

The first serial flying car revealed in Geneva

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The Netherlands company PAL-V presented the first production flying car Liberty at the Geneva Motor Show. The machine can carry up to two passengers and up to 20 kilograms of cargo. It is expected that the first deliveries of the air-car will begin in 2019, after obtaining the necessary certificates. For the power unit PAL-V Liberty two aircraft engines Rotax are taken. In the mode of motion on the ground, the recoil of the motor is 100 horsepower. To accelerate to 100 km/h machine takes less than nine seconds, the maximum speed - 160 kilometers per hour. On one tank Liberty can pass up to 1315 kilometers with an average flow of 7.6 liters per 100 kilometers. The activation of the flight mode increases the power of the power plant up to 200 horsepower. The machine can fly at a ma...
Porsche showed in Geneva electric Cross Turismo

Porsche showed in Geneva electric Cross Turismo

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The company Porsche presented at the Geneva Motor Show concept car Mission E Cross Turismo. The novelty is positioned as a "practical electric car of increased cross-country ability". The overall length of the electric car was 4.95 meters. As the head of the German brand Oliver Blume noted, the prototype is a mixture of "Mission E electric vehicle with off-road capabilities of the Panamera Sport Turismo. The top manager said that the concept car is "a serious candidate for mass production, which can begin already in the near future." Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo borrowed a power unit from the standard Mission E, introduced in 2016 at the Paris Motor Show. It consists of two electric motors (one on each axis), which together give out 600 horsepower. The electric station wago...
The new hypermarket Rimac will accelerate to 100 km/h faster than Tesla Roadster

The new hypermarket Rimac will accelerate to 100 km/h faster than Tesla Roadster

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The Croatian company Rimac presented at the Geneva Motor Show its new electric hypercar, called C_Two. According to some of its dynamic characteristics, the coupe is superior to the prototype Tesla Roaster, which debuted in November last year. At the heart of the Rimac C_Two is a carbon monocoque and a two-link suspension with adjustable shock absorbers with electronic control. Hypercar received an electric motor on each axis, which in total develops 1914 hp. and 2300 Nm of torque. The engines are paired with a special single-stage gear. Rimac C_Two is able to accelerate from place to 100 km / h in 1.85 seconds - 0.05 seconds faster than the prototype Tesla Roadster. To accelerate to 160 km / h requires only 4.5 seconds. The maximum speed of the car was 415 km per hour. The no...
Danish built 1193-hp supercar

Danish built 1193-hp supercar

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The Danish company Zenvo presented its new hypercar with the name TSR-S. The public debut of the car took place at the Geneva Motor Show. The novelty is a road version of the track TSR and is equipped with a 5.8-liter gasoline engine with two superchargers. The capacity of the unit is 1193 horsepower. The engine works in conjunction with a seven-speed gearbox with dual clutch. Up to 100 km / h two-door hypercar can accelerate in 2.8 seconds. The mark in 200 km / h the car overcomes in 6,8 seconds. The maximum speed is 325 km per hour. The length of the novelty is 4815 mm, and the width is 2038 mm. The ground clearance is 95 millimeters. Monocoque TSR-S is made of steel and aluminum. At the same time the body of the machine is made of composite materials. Thanks to this, the mass ...
Aston Martin hinted at the electric future sub-brand Lagonda

Aston Martin hinted at the electric future sub-brand Lagonda

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The company Aston Martin presented at the Geneva Motor Show an electric drone concept car Lagonda Vision. The novelty is designed to give an idea of ​​the future luxury cars of the British brand, which will be produced under the sub-brand Lagonda. A luxury limousine is set in motion by electric motors, the return of which is not called. It is only known that the engines will be powered by solid-state batteries, which can provide a run without recharging up to 640 kilometers. Completely replenish the stock of batteries can be in as little as 15 minutes. The rear of the body of the Lagonda Vision can be raised for a more comfortable fit in the interior. The front seats can be rotated 180 degrees so that passengers can sit facing each other. The steering column, which has an electri
Volvo XC40 became the “Car of the Year” in Europe

Volvo XC40 became the “Car of the Year” in Europe

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Before the start of the Geneva Motor Show, the winner was named Car of the Year. For the Swedish brand this is the first victory in the competition. Crossover Volvo XC40 won in the competition, gaining 325 votes. The closest pursuer of the "Swede" was a Seat Ibiza hatchback with 242 votes and the Bavarian sedan BMW 5 Series closed the triple. Among the nominees were also Kia Stinger (204 points), Citroen C3 Aircross (171 points), Audi A8 (169 points) and Alfa Romeo Stelvio (163 points). By the way, the crossover wins the competition only the second time. The first was the Peugeot 3008, which was chosen as the "Best European Car" last year. For the French brand, the victory in 2017 was already the fifth. The flagship Volvo XC90 was nominated in 2016, but won second place, in 2013 ...
The Chinese have created a 1305-horsepower super-hybrid

The Chinese have created a 1305-horsepower super-hybrid

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The Chinese company Techrules has introduced a racing RS-modification of its diesel-electric Hypercar Ren with a 1305-strong unit. The public premiere of the novelty will be held March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show. The car with a weight of 1854 kg is driven by six electric motors powered by a set of batteries at 28.4 kWh. In the role of the magnifier of the stroke is a diesel microturbogenerator. In total, the units produce 1305 hp and 2340 Nm of torque. Ren RS is able to gain the first "hundred" in less than three seconds, and its maximum speed will be 330 km per hour. The battery can be recharged by 80% in 15 minutes with the help of a special fast charging system. With a fully charged fuel tank and charged batteries, the car can drive up to 1,170 kilometers. The appearance of...
The first photo of the Porsche Panamera from Mercedes has appeared

The first photo of the Porsche Panamera from Mercedes has appeared

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The first official photograph of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 four-door supercar, premiered on March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show, was released at the disposal of Carscoops. The novelty will compete with the Audi RS7 Sportback, Porsche Panamera, as well as the future BMW M8 Gran Coupe. The serial car carries the main stylistic elements of the prototype Mercedes-AMG Concept, presented last spring. Plus, the four-door supercar will receive an active rear spoiler that will automatically move forward after reaching a certain speed. According to preliminary data, the Mercedes-AMG GT4 will be equipped with a four-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, which, for example, will produce 610 horsepower on the AMG E63. According to another version, the novelty will be equipped with a hybrid power unit, c...