Mazda MX-5: evolution instead of revolution

Mazda MX-5: evolution instead of revolution The history of the most successful Roadster in the world began in 1989, when the MX-5 started to be sold in the USA under the name Miata. Classic adsera layout: two seats, front engine and rear-wheel drive, easily lifting the roof and the lowest price immediately made the Miata bestseller. To date, the sale of two generations of the MX-5 amounted to 700 thousand cars. Next year will be presented to the next generation, which will arrive in showrooms in early 2005.In creating the image of a new generation MX-5 competed design centers from Japan, Europe and the USA, but in the end, won rationality. Scot Moray Kollam, brother chief designer Jan Kollam, has developed an evolutionary design model, which was approved in Mazda.The new generation MX-5 will be based on a shortened platform rotorangi coupe RX-8, however, the gasoline engines will remain. Under the hood will be able to accommodate four-cylinder engine volume of 1.6 and 1.8 liters with power from 110 to 200 HPThe most striking design element is the front part, solved in the new `pentagonal` style Mazda. Читать полностью -->

European team Of tested tires Avon

European team Of tested tires Avon Day after presentation of the tests in Vellinge team has tested tires Avon used in the series. In addition to tests of rubber, some teams had a sample of potential pilots.Three riders - Augusto Farfus, Fabrizio del Monte and Roman Rusinov worked with Avon tires version next year. New tires showed a significant improvement in the behaviour of the car, allowing half a second to reduce the lap time.1. A. Farfus, Draco - 1.04,202. F. Читать полностью -->

DTM. Fessler the second year in a row wins in Austria

DTM. Fessler the second year in a row wins in Austria Marcel Fassler has repeated his success from a year ago and won the DTM race at the Austrian highway A1-ring, which was held over the weekend.On the tail of Swiss throughout the race hung Bernd Schneider, but even pit stops did not help the Germans to come forward. However, the main task of Schneider to increase his lead in the world championship was completed: the chief persecutor of the German Christian Albers, finished third."The race was incredibly hard, I struggled to keep behind Bernd Schneider, said after the finish line the winner. In addition, the car had problems with the brake balance. But I still did it, thanks to my team, which has performed incredibly quick pit stop.Reigning series champion Laurent Aiello finished fourth and was the best representative of the Audi. His mate Mattias ekstrГ¶m was the fifth, and eighth finished another team member four rings - Martin Tomczyk. Читать полностью -->

Billionaire Kerkorian buys shares of loss-making General Motors

Billionaire Kerkorian buys shares of loss-making General Motors Billionaire kirk Kerkorian was put forward on 9 may an offer to buy 28 million shares of General Motors, the Associated Press reports. Thus, it will double its share in the company - despite the recent downgrade of GM to "speculative" status.Investment company of Kerkorian Tracinda Corporation offers around 870 million, or 31 dollars per share. If you can buy all 28 million shares, Kerkorian will own a total of 50 million shares - 8,84% of all shares of the company. Offer period expires June 7, the day of the annual meeting of shareholders of the company. Tracinda is already the owner of a large share of the casino operator and hotels MGM Mirage Inc.News of the intention of Kerkorian significantly increase its share in the company began to circulate in early may, which allowed shares of General Motors grow by 18 percent. Soon, however, the rating Agency Standard&Poor's announced the downgrade, which had a negative effect on the stock price. Читать полностью -->

VW Polo will look like R Concept?

VW Polo will look like R Concept? It is possible that Volkswagen Polo next generation will borrow some elements of the exterior of the conceptual Concept R Roadster, shown in the autumn in Frankfurt. After the presentation of the Conept R, the German press started talking about what this car shows a new direction in style Volkswagen - more dynamic and less conservative than it is today.It is expected that the first model created in this style will be updated VW Polo, Facelifting which should occur in late 2004 - early 2005. First of all, the car will get a new front part that is stronger will alienate him from his younger brother Lupo.03.11.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

Chrysler refuses production of buses in the United States

Chrysler refuses production of buses in the United States According to Stein, the decision on the phase - $754 - million project to set up an Assembly production of commercial buses Sprinter in Georgia permanently. "The automaker concerned about the difficult situation on the market", - he added.The authorities of Georgia who are interested in organizing such production, expressed concern about the decision DaimlerChrysler. They recalled that in order to successfully implement the project was prepared by a broad set of benefits totaling $320 million administration officials have stated that they would continue the search for investors on the same terms26.09.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

The Commission held a "mask show" in the European offices PSA

The Commission held a The European Commission said Monday that last week have inspected all of the dealerships and offices Peugeot-Citroen in four countries. The representative of the Commission of Timal Luder said that in the validation process were collected documents in Holland, Germany, France and Denmark.Louder also said that the Commission wants to ensure that customers in Germany and France, where car prices are pretty high, you know that they can buy cars in Denmark and the Netherlands for less money.In 1998, the EU fined Volkswagen 102 million euros for the fact that they tried to dissuade buyers to purchase vehicles abroad. In 2001 Daimler Chyrsler was fined EUR 72 million for the same reason.Luder said checking Peugeot was part of a program to investigate such cases, and while it is impossible to say whether the company was fined.Car prices in the EU vary considerably, as manufacturers at home put a higher price. The Commission is investigating, do producers impact on their dealers to not sell cars abroad.From October in Europe will come into force new rules by which dealers can sell cars of different companies and to distinguish between service and sales.10.04.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

Mark's Wife will replace Ralf Schumacher in the BMW WilliamsF1

Mark's Wife will replace Ralf Schumacher in the BMW WilliamsF1 This morning, the driver of the BMW WilliamsF1 Ralf Schumacher finally parted with hopes for the title as his team took the decision to withdraw him from the race for health reasons.In early September on the tests at Monza, Schumacher Jr. was involved in a severe accident. He received a concussion and a few days she suffered from headaches and dizziness.To the Grand Prix of Italy Ralph felt better and on Thursday could safely undergo a medical examination with Professor Sid Watkins. However, after the first day of competition of the German pilot again felt bad - he resumed severe headaches. The team decided not to risk the health of their rider. Today and tomorrow in Monza at the wheel of the second blue and white car will be the test pilot and a spare racer mark Williams Wife.On Saturday before the first practice chief engineer for BMW WilliamsF1 Sam Michael said: "this morning we decided to give Mark the maximum amount of time on the track before qualification. Читать полностью -->

Kaliningrad KIA are exported to the Caucasus

Kaliningrad KIA are exported to the Caucasus In the first half of December ZAO Avtotor has shipped the first batch of cars KIA Sportage in Armenia. This is the second of the CIS (after Azerbaijan), who showed interest in Russian SUV - after stopping in 2003, the Assembly of this model in Korea ZAO Avtotor is the only manufacturer of Sportage.In the coming years it is expected to complete major improvements to the Sportage Sportage and Wagon, and by 2006, to bring the volume of production at full capacity, providing a full release technology (welding, painting, Assembly and testing) to 10 thousand cars per year.18.12.2003. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Rusyns: "Victory in Le Mans is very important to me"

Rusyns: Great was Roman Rusinov racing debut in endurance. On the eve of Muscovite, speaking for the team Courage, won in its class prestigious 1000-kilometer marathon in Le Mans.In the "absolute" crew Rusinova (except Muscovite in its composition were Belgian WIM Icons and San marinez Enrico Ascione) finished fourth."It was a very tough race," says Roman. - Quite a long time the track is watered by rain, causing a lot of cars went for a "walk" outside the track, putting on canvas the gravel and dirt. Greatly hindered lagging on a range of machines.The race, according to a team developed the plan, started WIM Icons. He started from the eighth position in the overall standings and by the end of his two-hour "session" made it to fifth place (some time Icons was the fourth, but then missed the front of her car team Intersport)."Vim to last rode on rain tires," says Roman. - This gave him a significant advantage early in the race and didn't, when the track began to dry out. Читать полностью -->

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