The premiere of the Bugatti Chiron hypercar from the dice will take place on June 1, 2018. You can buy the set for about $ 300 (more…)
Following Ford, Nissan and Infiniti about its refusal to participate in the nearest motor show in Paris, which will open its doors for journalists on October 2, and for the general public on October 4, Volkswagen also announced. It's about the Volkswagen, while Audi, Seat, Skoda and Porsche, members of the VW concern, are still on the list of participants. As VW spokespeople told Automotive News, the refusal to participate is, firstly, unrelated to the fall in attendance of the exhibition, and secondly, does not mean that in 2020 the brand does not rent a stand. (more…)
The video has appeared on the web from the internal tests of the electric crossover Tesla Model X. The video, published by Electrek, shows how the company's specialists are trying unsuccessfully to turn the all-terrain vehicle. Last year, the Tesla Model X was named the safest crossover ever tested by the US National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The model was the first SUV car to receive five stars in all crash tests. At the same time, the risk of overturning the vehicle with loss of control was estimated by NHTSA specialists at 9.30 percent. For example, for the Lexus RX this figure is 16.4 percent.
Company Peugeot has declared about time suspension of manufacture of "charged" hatchback 308 GTi. Prior to the beginning of October, the specialists of the brand are to modernize the 1.6-liter turbo engine taking into account the new requirements to the level of emissions of harmful substances and fuel consumption (WLTP), which will take effect on September 1. (more…)
Mass appearance on the roads of cars with automatic control systems in the US will bring the advertising market an additional income, which will amount to hundreds billions dollars annually. This conclusion was reached by experts of the financial holding company UBS, QZ reports. (more…)
The authors of the YouTube channel Car Throttle showed how a car with a mileage of 695 thousand kilometers can look if it is correctly and timely serviced. As an example, they took the diesel Skoda Octavia, which was completely inspected in the technical center of Volks Techniks. (more…)
Italian auction house Aste Bolaffi will put up for auction in Milan, more than 50 classic and collection cars. Among them - the prototype Bertone Nuccio, existing in a single copy, built in honor of the 100th anniversary of the famous body studio. For the car plans to raise 280-320 thousand euros - six times less than the initial price. Public debut Bertone Nuccio was held at the Geneva Motor Show in 2012. The mid-engine sports car, made in the style of prototypes of the firm of the 70s, is built on the basis of the Ferrari F430 and is equipped with a 4.3-liter V8 engine with a capacity of 480 horsepower. According to the chief designer of Bertone Mike Robinson, when creating Nuccio, he was looking for inspiration in the legendary Lancia Stratos Zero. The construction of the car took...
Turin sculptor Nazareno Biondo is working on creating a full-size copy of the Fiat 500 model car from a 15-ton block of white marble. He wants to devote his work to criticizing over-consumption and to a society in which goods lose their own significance. (more…)
Production of diesel modification of the new generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV will begin in December 2018, and European sales of such cars will start in March 2019. This is with reference to its own source, reports Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog. The SUV with the G350d 4Matic index will be equipped with an OM 656 engine, which debuted in 2017 on the updated S-Class flagship sedan and the new generation CLS sedan. On both models, this 2.9-liter six-cylinder unit is available in two versions of the boost: the base version develops 286 hp. and 600 Nm of torque, while the top version is capable of delivering 340 hp and 700 Nm. It is assumed that the off-road car G-Class will install only the most powerful version of this engine. The new Mercedes-Benz G-Class was introduced in January...