Archives for July 2010

New Ford Explorer

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2010

New Ford ExplorerFord has published photos of absolutely new generation off-road car Explorer which will appear on sale in the next winter (first model will be accessible only to Americans, but then it will go and to Europe). New Explorer has received an integral body that will allow to achieve quite good roadability. Besides, in a machine design new materials according to this weight of a body became hardly more low (in particular, the car cowl is made from aluminium). And over aerodynamics engineers have worked properly too. Under a car cowl will establish two petrol motors: four-cylinder series EcoBoost in volume of 2,0 l (it will give out 237 h.p.) and V6 in volume already 3,5 l. Capacity of last motor will make 290 h.p. (for comparison, present generation Explorer has motors of much bigger volume: 4,0 l which gives out 213 h.p., and 4,6 l – 296 h.p.).

The all wheel drive here will be intellectual. To steer transmission will be possible by means of the special round switch – the driver can choose between several basic modes. Also representatives Ford pay attention to presence at off-road car system of stabilisation new generation which is much more effective than old systems. Still it is necessary to notice that Explorer will receive safety pillows even for passengers of the third row of armchairs.

New Ford Explorer

New Ford Explorer

New Ford Explorer

New Ford Explorer

New Ford Explorer

New Ford Explorer



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Dodge Viper Cup Series

Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dodge Viper Cup SeriesThat fact that manufacture of model Dodge Viper is stopped, has not prevented the manufacturer to organise a racing monoseries from these cars.The first race of this championship has passed in a past week-end on autodrome Virginia International Raceway, and total number of stages will be equal ten. Among participants 12 bolides Dodge Viper ACR-X appear, and for action illumination in mass-media television channel VERSUS which will prepare 30-minute reportings from each arrival answers.

If you have forgotten, Viper ACR-X is not intended for public roads. Under a cowl of this car is 8,4-litre V10 capacity of All of 640 h.p. 50 copies of such cars have been constructed, each of which is supplied by a cage of safety, a racing suspender, system of an extinguishing and special seat belts.

Dodge Viper Cup Series

Dodge Viper Cup Series

Dodge Viper Cup Series

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Volvo V60: third MPV in Swedish family

Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Volvo V60In Europe demand for station wagons of the most different sizes is so great that Swedes should fill a niche between rather small V50 and monumental V70. Last generation of sedan S60 actually did not have a pair in the form of the versatile person, after all practical version V70 has been created on the basis of larger sedan S80 and played in other price league. Presented now V60 has turned out on the size less: the baggage compartment volume in comparison with the big brother was reduced from 575 to 430 l. It is necessary to tell that on this parametre the fresh model cannot impose struggle to competitors: at Audi A4 Avant – on 60 l it is more, and VW Passat Variant surpasses the Swedish model on the whole 175 l.

But prompt appearance of a novelty is not deceptive. Volvo V60 the most dynamical station wagon in scale of the Swedish company. With flagman three-litre turbo-six (304 h.p.) the car has dynamics of a hot hatchback: dispersal to 100 km/h occupies onlyl for 6,6 sec.

Also at scale of engines V60 there are three more petrol motors (150, 180 and 240 h.p.) and three diesel engines: 115, 163 and 205 h.p. Possibilities of transformation interior makes V60 almost same practical, as a family minivan. The rear sofa is transformed in proportions 40:20:40, the front passenger armchair develops, forming an equal surface. By tradition Swedes expand the list of the equipment providing safety. As an option on V60 will be possible to order the system tracing pedestrians on a carriageway which has function completely an automatic brake: in case of need it will carry out emergency slowdown faster, than would be made by the average driver.

Volvo V60

Volvo V60

Volvo V60

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Citroen DS3 R3T

Citroen DS3 R3TCitroen has published the first official photos new rally car which next year will start to act in the World Championship rally. The model has received name Citroen DS3 R3T, and Frenchmen hope that DS3 R3T can repeat success racing ะก4 which became one of the most successful cars for all history of motor racing.

Under a cowl of this model will be a petrol motor in volume of 1,6 l with forced aspiration. And, here will be many standard accessories: a usual turbocharger, spray jets, inlet and final collectors. Such are requirements FIA which aspires to make racing cars more close to the usual consumer. The maximum capacity of the power unit makes 210 h.p., and the twisting moment reaches 350 Nm.

However the racing car has also differences. And they consist not only in a new aerodynamic weather-cloth. Citroen DS3 R3T has received the robotised transmission with underwheel switches - during movement the driver should not press constantly clutch at a gear shift. Well and, certainly, Citroen DS3 R3T will receive absolutely new suspender which can be adjusted under each race.

Citroen DS3 R3T

Citroen DS3 R3T

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Fiat 500 Abarth Ferrari Dealers Edition

Fiat 500 AbarthSome time ago tuning studio and sport compartment Fiat company Abarth has exhausted updated version Fiat 500 intended for dealers Ferrari. The machine has got at once two emblems – Abarth and Ferrari, colouring under Ferrari F430 Scuderia and 1,4-litre turbo motor capacity of 165 h.p. (230 Nm).

But tuners from Pogea Racing have decided to add to Fiat 500 Abarth Ferrari Dealers Edition a rage and speed. Having established the new turbine and, accordingly, having increased pressure of forced aspiration, mechanics Pogea Racing were not limited to it. The injection system has been improved, the exhaust system is processed, the control package is reprogrammed by the engine, there was a new exhaust system from noncorrosive steel.

Capacity of the motor jump from 165 to 268 h.p, and a twisting moment has reached a point in 330 Nm. The car has received new carbon cowl with ventilating cuts and the strengthened braking system which has reduced a braking distance on 1,8 m.

As Fiat 500 Abarth Ferrari Dealers Edition will be exhausted in number of only two hundred copies and it is distributed basically on dealers Ferrari, engineers Pogea Racing are ready to offer a similar whale-tuning and for others Fiat 500 last improvements in company Abarth.

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth

Fiat 500 Abarth

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Dagger GT from TranStar Racing

Posted on Monday, July 5, 2010

Dagger GT1000 h.p. Bugatti Veyron for a long time any more is not considered the most powerful super car on planet. And now it was rolled away in a rating further away because in the USA appears car more powerfully Bugatti Veyron exactly twice. The American company TranStar Racing has created this monster which has received name Dagger GT. Design Dagger GT was created by Fil Franc, one of founders super car Saleen S7 – the winner of last Le Mans in category LM GT1 . Engine 9,4 litre twin-turbo eight from company Nelson Racing Engines who have already participated in due time in creation of the 1800-strong motor for super car Mosler Red Devil.

At the heart of Dagger GT the strongest, spatial frame from chrome steel on which body panels from composites are fixed lies. Americans underline that many details and car knots are made with application of aviation and space technologies, and many questions of engineers TranStar Racing was solved in communication with NASA experts. The motor is established before a rear axle and aggregated from a six-speed transmission. The engine works on a special mixture – racing gasoline, a metazero and ethanol, and develops capacity in 2000 h.p. (2710 Nm). For today any serial car in the world does not possess such dynamic characteristics as Dagger GT – dispersal to first hundred occupies only 1,7 sec, and the maximum speed makes 483 km/h.

TranStar Racing plans to exhaust Dagger GT in three versions – the racing bolide intended only for competitions, super car for public roads and the luxury car with rich furnish and equipment GT-X. Each car will differ from another furnish of an interior and to be under construction under the concrete customer. The engine, a check point and cost in $450 000 will be base only. It is clear that this price initial, and after installation by request of the client additional equipment, it considerably will grow.

The first commodity Dagger GT will arrive to customers in 2011, and from five cars planned to manufacture three are already sold, and in 2012 TranStar Racing plans to exhaust already 10 sport cars.

Dagger GT

Dagger GT

Dagger GT

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