Atelier John Cooper Works will be doing the tuning diesel MINI

Atelier John Cooper Works will be doing the tuning diesel MINI Authorized tuner cars MINI is a British company John Cooper Works - considering creating a "charged" version of the MINI with a diesel engine. According to the publication Auto Express, with reference to the statement of an unnamed engineer JCW, "green light" this project is not yet given, but in the case of a positive decision of this car will appear early next year.As suggested journalists Auto Express, after improvements the capacity of 1.6-liter turbo diesel will increase from approximately 110 to 160 horsepower and a maximum torque while "significantly increase" (the usual MINI - 240 Nm).Otherwise, as expected, the sport package is the same as the petrol version: new items will appear aerodynamic body kit, more powerful brakes and revised suspension.Recall that earlier it was rumored that John Cooper Works can prepare and "hot" version of the MINI crossover, which will appear next year. Official confirmation or refutation of this information yet.auto.lenta.ru12.03.2009. . . . Читать полностью -->

Audi began the delivery of the Audi R8 LMS customers

Audi began the delivery of the Audi R8 LMS customersThe first Audi R8 LMS Italian unit Audi Sport had marked a new stage in the development of customer sports program of AUDI AG. Over the next few weeks to six private racing teams will receive 12 GT3 sports cars with a capacity of over 500 HP the First race race on R8 LMS will be held in April of the current year.The first customer car was held on Tuesday, March 10, in the building of the Audi Forum in Neckarsulm. The head of the sports division of Audi, Dr. Wolfgang Ulrich passed the keys to the R8 LMS to the head of the Italian unit Audi Sport Emilio Radaelli.carpark.ru24.03.2009. . . Читать полностью -->

Forbes named the most unsafe cars

Forbes named the most unsafe cars By results of researches of the American Insurance Institute for highway safety the American magazine `Forbes` has submitted the list of most unsafe car lineup for 2007.This list includes seven cars - Ford Focus, Mazda3, Chevrolet Cobalt, , Saturn Ion, Suzuki Aerio (in Russia known under the name Liana), Suzuki Forenza (in Russia - Chevrolet Lacetti).All these cars were not equipped with side airbags and received the lowest scores in crash tests on side impact.In addition, Russia's most popular models Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla received the lowest at the front and rear shocks, only Toyota has been able to withstand the shock front.After the publication of the ranking representatives included in the list of companies expressed their disagreement with the results of crash tests. For example, representatives of Toyota Motor said that the Corolla has a good safety record, which saw representatives of other institutions. A spokesman for Mazda said that the system dynamic control, which is installed on the Mazda3, not yet available for many cars in this class.avto.ru02.11.2006. . . . Читать полностью -->

Honda has sold 100's of thousands of hybrids in North America

Honda has sold 100's of thousands of hybrids in North AmericaThe American division of Honda celebrated a sort of jubilee, having shipped the 100-seat hybrid car. Honda began selling the Civic hybrid, petrol and electric engines six years ago. I wonder what Honda was the first manufacturer to offer hybrid cars for North America. However, the first time a hybrid car with the letter `H` on the hood of a large was not very popular because of the rather high prices. Then came the Toyota, which was able to offer more affordable Prius and quickly won the hearts of American consumers. Well, today hybrid cars in the USA are gaining increasing popularity due to rising oil prices. Читать полностью -->

Hatchback Tata Nano will be available in four continents

Hatchback Tata Nano will be available in four continents Many States are invited Indian automobile company Tata Motors to establish producing the cheapest car - Nano, which costs will not exceed $3 000.As reported by the media Director of the Tata Ravi Kant, Nano has received requests for the creation of plants and distribution network from the USA, Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia.Recall that the Tata Nano is a budget five-door hatchback, which has a 33-strong petrol engine, which means it consumes 4.3 liters of fuel per 100 kmavto.ru30.06.2008. . . . . . Читать полностью -->

Life is good if you have a gold Porsche Boxter

Life is good if you have a gold Porsche Boxter The German company Visualis together with famous jeweler and artist from Stutgard Bernd Haihara (Bernd Hoeger) created a "miracle" in the form of sports Porsche Boxter, hand-painted 22-carat gold. Detail by detail and months have brought to light an exclusive car, which is no more and probably no one has yet seen.In the interior of the car, as well as outside, also abounds in gold: from buttons, levers and steering and ending inserts on the doors and dashboard. This machine not only can reflect the lifestyle of the owner and show its status, but also the brightest way characterizes the thickness of his wallet.Further German jeweler plans to create 9 more of these sports. Who will be their hosts is still unknown. But definitely we can say that any of these Porsche will be the gem of automotive exhibitions and festivals, on which he appears. Company representatives also Visualis assured that the factory warranty, this tuning is not affected.www.autonet.ru08.08.2006. Читать полностью -->

145-horsepower Renault Twingo RS will present at the Geneva motor show

145-horsepower Renault Twingo RS will present at the Geneva motor show Renault finished testing the most powerful, "charged" modification of my little Twingo hatchback, which will receive the name of the Twingo RS. The debut of this car will take place next spring at the auto show in Geneva, and in the summer of 2008, the novelty will go on sale in key European markets.Recall that earlier this car was supposed to be shown even at the auto show in Frankfurt. Then it was reported that the Twingo RS will get a two-liter naturally-aspirated engine from Clio, deforsirovannym to 140 horsepower. However, now there is information about what the fastest Twingo will save 1.2-litre turbo engine, which is already installed on the modification of GT, but its capacity will increase from 120 to 145 horsepower. The maximum speed of novelty will be more than 200 kilometers per hour.Plus, Twingo RS will be equipped with a stiffer suspension, upgraded brakes, and will also receive an aggressive body kit with extended wheel arches and large wheels. In the cabin appears bucket seats and trim in sporty style.To compete Renault Twingo RS will have with a 120-horsepower Mini Cooper and 150-HP Fiat 500 Abarth, which is preparing for her debut.auto.lenta.ru21.12.2007. Читать полностью -->

Bugatti will bring in Geneva a special version of the Veyron

Bugatti will bring in Geneva a special version of the Veyron At the international motor show in Geneva, which opens in early March of the current year, the company Bugatti plans to introduce a new special version of the Veyron supercar. It is reported by network edition Worldcarfans.com.A new modification of the Bugatti Veyron will be created together with the fashion House of Hermes, which the automaker has worked in 20-ies of the last century. It is expected that this car will have a unique interior design and the exterior of the vehicle will receive a small change. More detailed information about the special series Veyron appears immediately after the premiere of cars in Geneva.Recall that the previous special series Veyron Pur Sang - was released in a limited edition of just five instances and differed from the base of the car is reduced by 100 pounds weight, special trim and the body made from carbon fiber and polished aluminum.auto.lenta.ru11.02.2008. . . Читать полностью -->

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