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Audi came up with an unusual roof for a large crossover-cabriolet

Audi came up with an unusual roof for a large crossover-cabriolet

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The Audi company patented the mechanism of the convertible roof, which will make a convertible with a central and aft pillars. As reported by Fourtitude, this design will be used to develop a large crossover-cabriolet. The patent provides for the creation of a three-section roof, the middle and back of which will be foldable. In this case, the average will be able to retract into the trunk, while the rear will act as a lid, which will reduce the weight of the structure. To increase the rigidity of the structure and additional protection of passengers, it is planned to increase the length of the front pillars, and for the convenience of cargo transportation - the rear tailgate, which, if necessary, will be retracted into the body. In 2007, the company brought Audi to the motor ...
Honda NSX and Nissan GT-R compared in the race

Honda NSX and Nissan GT-R compared in the race

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Supercars Honda NSX and Nissan GT-R compared in drag racing at a traditional distance of a quarter mile (402 meters). The test was conducted by the British site CarWow. The results are shown in a video posted on the YouTube channel of the publication. In total, three tests were carried out: a drag race with a start from the rest, a run with a start from 80 kilometers per hour and braking from 113 kilometers per hour. Honda won in two tests. The Honda NSX Coupe is equipped with a 573-horsepower hybrid power unit based on a 3.5-liter twin-turbo "six". The car also has three electric motors and a nine-speed automatic transmission with two clutches. First hundred supercar dials in 3.6 seconds. The maximum speed is 307 kilometers per hour. Nissan GT-R is equipped with a 570-hp six-...
Tesla conceived to dig a tunnel between two factories

Tesla conceived to dig a tunnel between two factories

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The Boring Company, owned by Ilona Mask, intends to build a tunnel between two Tesla production sites in Fremont. We are talking about the main building and factory for the production of seats. This Mask reported during a conference call with investors, writes Electrek. The tunnel, which is supposed to use automated conveyor delivery of components, will help reduce the number of used trucks and unload the nearest highway. Mask noted that the introduction of such a system will help accelerate the movement of materials and reach the planned level of production of 700,000 cars a year. Last summer, the Boring Company received permission to build an underground tunnel from New York to Washington. It is planned to be used for the system of vacuum supersonic trains Hyperloop. Also, the ...
Rolls-Royce chose the name for the first crossover

Rolls-Royce chose the name for the first crossover

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Rolls-Royce officially confirmed the name for the first-ever all-wheel drive model with increased cross-country capability. The novelty will retain the same name with which it was announced three years ago - Cullinan. "We were inspired by the millennial history of the formation of the Cullinan diamond, and this name reveals the nature of the new car. It speaks of endurance and absolute strength under critical conditions. It reflects the brave pioneering spirit of Charles Rolls and the innovative approach of Sir Henry Royce. It embodies the idea of ​​unlimited luxury, rare and precious, that will surround you wherever you go, "said Rolls-Royce CEO Thorsten Müller-Otwos. The basis for the Rolls-Royce crossover will be the ultralight aluminum architecture, which will later be used o
Students will create electric buggies for Hyundai

Students will create electric buggies for Hyundai

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The company Hyundai has published the first images of the concept electric buggy, which was developed by the specialists of the European design center of the brand together with the students of the European Institute of Design in Turin (IED). The premiere of the Novikov will take place in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. 15 IED students from China, India, Italy, Mexico, Great Britain and South Korea participated in the creation of the experimental car. According to the developers, the main task was "to rethink the idea of ​​a traditional car." The overall length of the concept is 3745 mm, width - 2235 mm, and height - 1455 mm. The wheelbase is 2580 millimeters in size. A two-seater car will not have a roof, doors and a windshield. Specifications are not yet called. So far we
The new Mercedes-AMG G63 received a 585-horsepower engine

The new Mercedes-AMG G63 received a 585-horsepower engine

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Mercedes-AMG presented a "charged" version of the new generation G-Class SUV, which was completed with a 685-strong unit. The public premiere of Mercedes-AMG G 63 will take place in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. The SUV was equipped with a four-liter supercharged V8 unit with two "twin-scroll" turbines with a variable geometry of the impeller, which replaced the previous 5.5-liter V8 engine. The engine produces 585 hp and 850 No torque, which is 14 forces and 90 Nm higher than the yield of the predecessor unit. The inflatable G8 works in tandem with the 9-speed AMG Speedshift TCT and the AMG Performance 4Matic all-wheel drive system, which now distributes traction between the axles in relation to 40:60 in favor of the rear (50:50 - at the predecessor). The engine allow...
Mercedes-Maybach updated S-Class sedan

Mercedes-Maybach updated S-Class sedan

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The company Mercedes-Benz introduced the updated sedan S-Class in the Maybach version. The public premiere of the novelty will be held at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. Sales of the car should begin in the summer of 2018. Restyling sedan received a new grille in the style of the concept Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6, which was presented last August at the elegance contest at Pebble Beach. Also, the car received 20-inch wheels and modified bumpers. The customers will be offered several new colors of the body painting. In the interior design, Nappa skin with contrast stitching was used. Among other distinctive features of the interior - a large touch screen, additional lighting, as well as additional screens for the rear passengers. Also the dimensions of the luxury sedan...
Hyundai Santa Fe-2019 showed in “full growth” in the new video

Hyundai Santa Fe-2019 showed in “full growth” in the new video

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If the previous video showed only the "fragments" of the new Santa, then now the all-terrain vehicle is finally presented in "full growth." In a fresh, already promotional video, the manufacturer showed how the Safety Exit Assist, part of the SUV equipment list, operates: it temporarily blocks the doors, thereby preventing incidents with vehicles approaching from behind, so that passengers leave the cabin in a safe environment. Recall, the official presentation of Hyundai Santa Fe fourth generation will be held on February 21 this year. The crossover will debut in South Korea, and its European premiere will be held in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Meanwhile, on the domestic market, orders for a new cross are already being accepted. In Korea, the model is available with all-wh...
Skoda Octavia will receive a digital instrument panel

Skoda Octavia will receive a digital instrument panel

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Skoda Octavia will soon receive a new option - a completely digital instrument panel similar to the one installed on the crossover Karoq. The corresponding information appeared in the configurator of the Czech website of the brand. For the "device" will be available four options for displaying information. The classic view will include a round speedometer and a tachometer with the ability to adjust the distance between them. When selecting "modern view" the entire central part of the display will be occupied by the navigation system. Other instruments can be located on the sides and at the top of the screen. In the "advanced mode" of displaying information on the display, only one information block will be displayed. The basic setting of the instrument panel will be the output of...
Problems with the release of Tesla Model 3: the right equipment in Germany

Problems with the release of Tesla Model 3: the right equipment in Germany

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Tesla can not reach the planned production volume of the Model 3 electric car due to equipment that has not yet been delivered from Germany. This is with reference to the head of the American automaker Ilona Mask informs Automotive News. This is a line that is necessary for the production of batteries. In order to reach the declared volume of electric car Model 3 production, Tesla needs to assemble this equipment at its enterprise in the American Reno. "The line must be dismantled, transported to a gigafabric and assembled there. We do not have a question about whether it works or not. The issue in the disassembly, transportation and installation in a new location, "- said Mask. At the moment, Tesla cars plans to produce 2500 copies of Model 3 every week, starting from the end...