Chrysler is preparing a production Roadster based on the model Crossfire

Chrysler is preparing a production Roadster based on the model Crossfire Representatives of Chrysler confirm information about that soon in the model range of the brand will appear open version of the new refreshed sports car range-Chrysler Crossfire. As expected, the novelty will be presented in the autumn of this year at the Frankfurt motor show, but only as a conceptual design.According to preliminary information, the open modification Chrysler Crossfire will be a classic Roadster with a soft folding roof and a double cabin. The production of new products is planned to be build in the same factory as the company Karmann in Germany, where there will also be a version of the coupГ©. Selling Crossfire Roadster will appear at the end of 2004 - beginning of 2005.Recall that the basic version of the Chrysler Crossfire ready for production, and the first commercial samples of a new model will appear in the USA nearest spring. In the year unless you want to collect about 20 000 of these vehicles.29.01.2003. . Читать полностью -->

Ford introduced the SUV for Asia

Ford introduced the SUV for Asia Ford on Thursday 24th show in Bangkok presented a model Everest, the new 7-seater family SUV. This car will be sold first in Thailand and then in more than 50 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, according to Just-Auto.New SUV boasts a 4-cylinder 2.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine or 2,6-litre petrol engine. The drive can be as front and full, and transmission - manual or automatic - on the choice of the buyer. The Everest has standard anti-lock braking system, air bags; synchronous folding rear seats and a very convenient access to the third row, which is also formed; the back door can be easily opened sideways with one hand, climate control for front and rear passengers can comfortably move around in this car on any of the tropics.Version called Everest Limited Edition offers the buyer leather seats, MP3 player and additional facilities in the cabin.After Thailand Everest will appear in Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia and Brunei. From African and middle Eastern countries it will be sold in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Angola, Gabon, Senegal, as well as in Tahiti and in several other countries. The main plant, which is the new Everest is a joint venture between Ford AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT) in Rayong province in Thailand. Читать полностью -->

The latest Carrera GT

The latest Carrera GT We received the first, not yet official, the pictures of the latest Porsche Carrera GT, serial production, which is about to begin in Stuttgart.Previously, the marketing company said that the car will not be ready before the spring of 2003, but the show at the Paris motor show the latest models of Ferrari - Enzo, competitor Carrera GT number 1, and received by the firm Deposit of 25 000 euros from each of the one hundred and first time buyers (it was a mandatory condition of the company), have accelerated the process, and the finished car was shown to some customers on tarse "Estoril" in Portugal. The car, equipped with a 10-cylinder V-shaped engine displacement of 5.5 liters, capacity of 550 HP, installed in the database, accelerates to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed limited electronically at around 350 km/H. Monstrous torque of 600 Nm from the engine is transmitted through a 6-speed gearbox (manual only) on the rear wheels. But, it is possible that the order of the machine will be supplied and all-wheel drive, and automatic transmission.For 1250 kg carbon fiber, aluminum, titanium, rubber and leather, fits in 4.56 m long, 1.92 m width and 1.19 m height, buyers Carrera GT, you will have to pay 220 000 euros.It is planned to produce 1,000 cars, a large part of which will be spent in the US (already ordered). It is not excluded that the second country by the number of Porsche Carrera GT, will be Russia.. . Читать полностью -->

The British Automobile Association has sold over 2.6 billion Euro

The British Automobile Association has sold over 2.6 billion Euro British Centrica reached agreement on the sale of the Automobile Association Ltd (AA) the company CVC Capital Partners for 2.6 billion euros (1.75 billion pounds), according to the press service of Centrica. The buyer will be a subsidiary of CVC, Permira Advisers Ltd. From funds received Centrica about 1.5 billion euros will be spent on the payment of dividends of approximately EUR 750 million on the repurchase of own shares. In addition, Centrica has announced an increase in the volume of planned investments in the energy sector in the next five years. Today Centrica is the largest national energy distributor.Automobile Association (AA) is one of the largest automotive companies. The company was founded 1905. Читать полностью -->

ABT Sportsline has named the sixth pilot

ABT Sportsline has named the sixth pilot As we reported earlier, in this season in DTM six pilots will be on the Audi TT. The names of five of them, the team announced earlier: Laurent Aiello, Christian ABT, Mattias ekstrГ¶m, Martin Tomchek, Carl Wendlinger. Today, the team announced and the name of the sixth of the pilot. He was the winner of the German Cup VW Lupo 19-year-old Peter Terting.In the races Testing involved since 1995. The first five seasons of Peter Schmeichel was in karting, in 2000 he became the 5th in the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup (one win), and last year, scored three victories, won the Cup ADAC VW Lupo.Team principal Hans-jГјrgen ABT said that will not require high performance from debutant this year, but `how he fought in the Lupo Cup, shows that he is very good`.01.03.2003. . Читать полностью -->

Geneva: Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe

Geneva: Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Coupe Crossfire SRT-6, shown for the first time this year at the Geneva motor show, represents a compromise production car for ordinary roads and decent sports car for street racing, which combines the features and shape of the Roadster and coupe.Using the charge capacity of a standard 3.2-liter engine was increased to 330 HP, the car's Appearance has undergone minor modifications due to the use of parts and accessories, making standard sports Crossfire - stylish, aggressive SRT-6. The interior is modified accordingly to the exterior and does not fall out of the total design concept Crossfire SRT-6.Together with the increased capacity of 18-valve V6 engine, maximum torque increased to 420 Nm, and 90% of its value falls in the range from 2300 to 6200 rpm Acceleration to 100 km/h now takes less than 5 seconds.The addition of the power unit is a new five-speed automatic transmission, allowing with minimum losses to convey the full power output of the engine to the wheels.For alloy wheels have been specially selected sports tires Michelin Pilot Sport size 225/40 ZR18 front and 255/35 ZR19 at the rear.Electronic stability program (ESP) is modified accordingly increased engine power and the changing characteristics of the SRT-6.Brake system has been strengthened with increased diameter and the thickness of the brake discs and pads.15.03.2004. . . . . Читать полностью -->

VAZ-2111 gave pure exhaust

VAZ-2111 gave pure exhaust AVTOVAZ exhibits at the motor show in Moscow car "Lada of Antal 2", which runs on hydrogen fuel. This premiere exhibition.Two years ago at the Moscow motor show AVTOVAZ showed first car `Fret of Intel` photo. Outwardly she was no different from the serial VAZ-2131, but was equipped with an electric motor and a power plant that produces electricity from a chemical reaction between oxygen and hydrogen. The `exhaust` formed distilled water.This year the car with `zero-emission` present in the body `tenth` of the wagon. According to project Manager George Mirzoeva, `Lada of Antal 2` differs from its predecessor in that it is oxygen cylinder was replaced by a special compressor for air intake.Compressed hydrogen is reinforced cylinders under a pressure of 400 atmospheres. The increase in pressure allowed to increase the amount of used hydrogen: 90 l cylinders enough to 250-260 kmAnd the time of refueling, the developers of car reduced: if the `Harmony of Intel` had to fill 2 hours, then her successor takes 20 minutes. Читать полностью -->

"Sable" received the all-wheel drive

Gorky automobile plant at the end of may 2003. began production of four-wheel commercial vehicles collection "Sable", the press service of the company. In may, rolled off the first batch of cars from the 40 cars. Earlier trucks were produced with a drive only on one axis.06.06.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

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