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The world’s only prototype Ferrari 512S Modulo taught to ride

The world’s only prototype Ferrari 512S Modulo taught to ride

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A unique concept car, created 48 years ago, for a long time stood without movement. Because of the lack of steering, the futuristic car could only move back and forth, like a toy car on inertial wheels. Legendary concept car Ferrari 512S Modulo for the first time in the history of its existence took and ... went. The prototype was presented at the motor show in Geneva in 1970. Then the original car produced a real sensation! Ferrari 512S Modul won 22 awards for the design. And there was something to look at: an understated wedge-shaped body, streamlined futuristic lines, closed wheel arches and incredibly "airy" glazing. The concept was a successful debut of the talented designer Paolo Martin, who at that time worked in the well-known company Pininfarina. However, despite enthusiasti...
Skoda wagon competes in speed with an arrow

Skoda wagon competes in speed with an arrow

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The Austrian division of the company Skoda conducted an unusual experiment. It was attended by martial arts master Marcus Haas, Olympic athlete Laurence Baldauf, specializing in archery, and also a "charged" station wagon Octavia Combi RS. Haas drove in the car, leaning out of the hatch, and was able to catch his hand an arrow flying at a speed of about 215 km per hour (60 m per second). The distance between the archer and the target was 70 m. The arrow during the flight describes the arc, so the space where the sportsman could catch it fell to 30 meters. To successfully perform the trick at Haas was only 0.5 seconds. Skoda Octavia Combi RS is equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder supercharged engine, developing 245 hp. and 370 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed ma...
Pininfarina has announced the most powerful Italian sports car in history

Pininfarina has announced the most powerful Italian sports car in history

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Bodybuilding studio Pininfarina has published a series of teasers and some technical information on the electric hypercar PF0, which will become "the most powerful Italian sports car in history." The car will be shown on August 23 to potential buyers as part of the Elegance Contest in American Pebble Beach. The images show only two analog controllers, one of which serves as a selector for the driver mode, and the other is responsible for controlling the transmission. The car will receive a digital instrument panel, as well as two large displays on the sides, which will display the data of the navigator, information on the operation of the car's systems and other relevant information. According to preliminary data, Pininfarina PF0 will be equipped with four electric motors, the total ...
Exterior and interior of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE photographed in China

Exterior and interior of the new Mercedes-Benz GLE photographed in China

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Photos of the cross of the fourth generation were published by our colleagues from Carnewschina. We are afraid to assume that we have an AMG-version of the crossover: the prototype has a front splitter, there are massive air intakes in the bumper, AMG-discs, as well as perforated brake discs. Pay attention to the massive logo: these are installed on AMG-modifications. The salon looks interesting: in the center there is a huge touch screen, the left part of which will display the readings of devices, and the right part will act as a multimedia system. Under it are installed four oval deflectors, and two cupholders are visible. Colleagues write that in front of them is a wireless "charging". As for the rear row, there you can find with the naked eye a luxury audio system Burmester Audi...
New budget car Hyundai: the first official image

New budget car Hyundai: the first official image

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The new small "five-door" Hyundai is designed primarily for India, in the same place and will establish its production. While the model is known under the intrafactory index AH2, the commodity name will be revealed later. The characteristics of the novelty are also kept secret, while in Hyundai it was stated that the hatch is aimed at family buyers who "strive for maximum comfort" and that the model will have a spacious interior. A full-fledged debut should take place in early October 2018. According to unofficial data, for the novelty, the name Santro will be revived: a hatchback with this name entered the Indian market twenty years ago (in other countries - Atos), it was the first model to stand on the conveyor of the local Hyundai plant. Indian Santro replaced the generation in 2003,...
The new Porsche 718 caught photoshooters

The new Porsche 718 caught photoshooters

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Porsche is testing a new version of the 718 Boxster Spyder for so long that we are already really tired of waiting for the official presentation of this car. This time, the test prototype of the roadster seen dropped most of its camouflage. Published "spy" images of the new Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder, which appeared at the disposal of our car edition a couple of hours ago, give the opportunity to view the car in much more detail than before - because most of the disguise is missing. From prying eyes are closed only LED lights, well, branded black ribbons are found all over the body. It is reported that the roadster was captured on the German race track Nürburgring. The prototype of a high-performance version of the German novelty received a red roof, an elegant rear spoiler, two exha
Subaru recalls Ascent crossovers for recycling

Subaru recalls Ascent crossovers for recycling

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The US launched a revocable campaign, which has every chance to go down in history. "Problem" machines will not be repaired - their owners will simply be given absolutely new cars. Japanese automaker Subaru conducts an unusual service campaign in the US. Nearly 300 Ascent crossover hits came under review. Blame for all - the error of the factory robot, which became fatal. The defect became known at the end of July immediately after the audit. It turned out that due to the failure of the program, which controls the welding robots, less welding seams were made than it should be. An annoying "technological" misunderstanding was revealed very quickly, however, 293 eight-seat Ascent crossover had already descended from the conveyor of the Subaru plant in the US state of Indiana. And nine ...
Mini Cooper S is presented the hot version Delaney Edition

Mini Cooper S is presented the hot version Delaney Edition

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The manufacturer of small cars intended for the city, the company Mini, introduced a new modification for the Cooper S model. The car is equipped with a front-wheel drive, 192-horsepower engine. With this to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h, it spends 6.7 seconds and can develop a maximum power of 235 km / h. Most recently, the British automotive brand introduced a new modification for its Cooper S model. The high-performance novelty, now called the Mini Cooper S Delaney Edition, boasts good dynamic performance. City kids can accelerate to the first "hundred" in just 6.7 seconds, well, and its maximum speed can be equal to 235 km / h. It is noteworthy that the Cooper S Delaney Edition received fairly standard equipment. We are talking about the front drive, a gasoline turbo engine...
Brabus released the 600-horsepower Mercedes-Benz GLC

Brabus released the 600-horsepower Mercedes-Benz GLC

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Tuning studio Brabus presented a program of modifications for the "charged" crossover Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S. Novelty received a 600-horsepower engine, a carbon cloth and large wheels. In a four-liter biturbo motor V8, a new electronic control unit was used, which increased the boost pressure, and also changed the settings of the injection and ignition systems. The output of the unit increased from 510 hp. and 700 Nm of torque to 600 forces and 800 Nm. The compact crossover can accelerate from place to "hundreds" in 3.6 seconds, and its maximum speed is forcibly limited to electronics at around 300 kilometers per hour. The car received an exhaust system with electronically controlled dampers, which allow the driver to change the volume of the output sound. In addition, the tune...
The court left the former head of Audi in prison

The court left the former head of Audi in prison

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Former head of the company Audi Rupert Stadler will remain under arrest - the court of Munich rejected an appeal to release the top manager. This is reported by the publication Automobilewoche. Rupert Stadler was arrested by the German authorities in June 2018 on suspicion of participating in the "diesel scandal" around the Volkswagen concern. Ex-head of Audi suspected of fraud and participation in an advertising campaign containing deliberately false information. At the moment, the 55-year-old top manager is held in prison in the city of Augsburg in southern Germany. Let's remind, the scandal around Volkswagen, connected with the deliberate understating of the level of harmful emissions from diesel engines, began in the fall of 2015. For the German concern, the situation with diesel...