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 -->

The new rules officially confirmed

The new rules officially confirmed In addition to discussing the problems with banning tobacco advertising in the EU, the world Council of FIA Affairs motorsports took one formal, but very significant decision, the Federation has approved all proposed October 28 changes to the sporting regulations of Formula 1.Remains unclear with only one question. While it is unknown how many teams decided to use the new paragraph of the regulations, according to which a smaller number of test days during the season will have the right to conduct additional two hours on Friday at every stage of the championship.It can be assumed that this proposal will be used by Minardi and Jordan, most likely it think Sauber, BAR and Jaguar. The fact that the rules stipulate that such teams should be at least three, so the FIA decided to wait until tomorrow so that is more realistic to assess the situation.. . . . Читать полностью -->

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG: `the hunter` for Ferrari

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG: `the hunter` for Ferrari Mercedes-Benz seriously aim to take their place in the niche of luxury sports cars Turismo, where reigns the world. For ecogov Stuttgart prepare luxury coupe SL, under the hood will hide 612-horsepower 12-cylinder engine from the Maybach.According to representatives of the company SL 65 AMG reaches a speed of 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds after the start. Naturally, following their own philosophy, the maximum vehicle speed is limited at around 250 km/h AMG Engineers in an informal setting, suggests that without the `e-collar` SL65 AMG has a top speed of 300 km/H.Officially, the car will debut at the Geneva motor show next year, because no official data on the approximate value of the car no. However, coupes CL65 AMG, which will go on sale in the autumn of this year is estimated at 230 thousand euros.28.05.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

Goodbye, "eight"!

Goodbye, AVTOVAZ management argues for the discontinuation of this model a significant reduction in demand. According to representatives of the plant, recently VAZ-2108 produced in small volumes - 50-80 cars a day. Most popular motorists are restyled version of "nine" and "99th" - VAZ-2114 and 2115. Therefore, the "eight" and "gone".Thus, on the first line of the main conveyor of the present day do not five, but four models - a total of about 900 vehicles per day. The last "g" in the history of AVTOVAZ painted in the color of the "triumph" *on the photo.VAZ-2108 - this is the first front-wheel drive Togliatti model, the ancestor of the families of "Samara" and "Samara-2". She did not live to see their 20th anniversary year (mass production started in 1984). Читать полностью -->

Mitsubishi Colt goes

Mitsubishi Colt goes Specialists of the company Mitsubishi has already started road testing a new, three-door model modifications Mitsubishi Colt. However, it is worth Recalling that the premiere of the base five-door version of the same model will take place only at the auto show in Geneva next month. Three-door option is expected to show about half a year, at the exhibition in Paris.According to preliminary information, in technical terms, no major differences between the three-door Colt from slightly larger brother will not. Small changes will likely occur only in the settings of the suspension, as the new modification will be promoted as a more sporty version focused on fans of dynamic compact hatchbacks.The same idea is also incorporated in the design of the car. Here fundamental differences novelties from the basic model, except for the absence of two doors, also will not be. However, sports the image of a three-door Mitsubishi Colt emphasize the inclined lines of the side Windows and sports bumpers, informs lenta.ru .Be equipped with a new Colt will be the same 1,1,-, 1,3 - and 1,5-litre petrol engines. Читать полностью -->

In Moscow until 2010. it is planned to build a Park and ride car parks at 130 thousand cars

In Moscow until 2010. it is planned to build a Park and ride car parks at 130 thousand cars In Moscow until 2010. it is planned to build a Park and ride car parks at 130 thousand cars, announced today GRADOSTROITEL Council of Moscow Kiev chief architect Alexander Kuzmin. He added that prior to 2005. in Moscow will be built 10 trial Park and ride car parks.As noted by A. Kuzmin, in the capital there is a shortage areas, especially near metro stations and hubs, in the area which should accommodate Park and ride Parking. Читать полностью -->

In Moscow will limit traffic

In Moscow will limit traffic In Moscow in connection with the celebrations on the occasion of the adoption of the Declaration on state sovereignty of the Russian Federation 9, 10 and 12 June 2003. will be limited to movement in the Central part of the city.As reported by RBC in the traffic police of the capital, on 9 and 10 June because of the red square rehearsals solemn events dedicated to the Day of Russia, from 19:00 GMT until the end of the event will be closed to vehicular traffic on Vasilievsky Spusk, Big Moskvoretsky bridge, Bolotnaya square, the streets, the barbarian and the Moskva river.In addition, in connection with the celebration of June 12 to red square, Russia Day from 7:30 GMT will be closed to vehicular traffic, including public, in the Central part of the city within the Boulevard ring.On the same day because of the sports festival "Kremlin mile from 17:00 GMT until the end of the event will be closed to vehicular traffic on Mokhovaya street and Bolshaya Nikitskaya.Also the traffic police in the capital said that on 15 June, in connection with the religious feast of the Trinity, will be limited to vehicular traffic on access roads to cemeteries located within the city and outside the ring road. In addition, limited movement in the Kaluga and Kiev highway. Access to personal vehicles to the Nikolo-Arkhangelsk, Domodedovo, Shcherbinsky, Khovansky, Butovskaya and Mitinskaya cemeteries will be denied.Police appeals to the citizens to please in the day to visit cemeteries to use public transport.09.06.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

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