Jaguar C-Type 1952 will be sold under the hammer

Jaguar C-Type 1952 will be sold under the hammer A piece of history Jaguar will put up for sale. The vehicle-Type 1952 next month will be auctioned by Christie"s, the expected price of the rarity - from 1 million 750 thousand to 2 million 180 thousand euros.Model XK120C, based on luxury XK120 convertible, there are only 53 copies. This sports car is capable of accelerating up to 240 km/h, became the winner in the 24-hour race at Le Mans in 1951 and 1953.In 1950 Jaguar has decided to participate in the 24 hour Le Mans race, in order to assess the capabilities of their vehicles. The first time the company had failed - failed to finish in the top three, because after 21 hours at Jaguar, who was the first to have issues with the clutch. The team understood that the machine should be easier, and aerodynamics is better. So there was XK120C.For weight loss has been chosen a new frame, changes occurred in the XK engine, taken from the production model.Three of the car S-Type was finished just in time for Le Mans in 1952. Читать полностью -->

Season Telefonica World Series complete

Season Telefonica World Series complete Last weekend in the Brazilian Interlagos passed the final phase of the season Telefonica World Series of similar international Formula 3000.Both the race of the championship was held in bad weather conditions. Before the start of the first run was the strongest downpour that turned the track into one big lake. Even when the pace car a few riders "had gone" beyond the road.Won at home pole position of Ricardo Umbrella quietly started following the safety car, without losing the leading position. However, the dominance of Brazilian was not destined to last a long time before leaving the pace car from the road he went out, not holding the car on a slippery road. Leadership passed to the Belgian Bass to Lenders.Brilliant start managed Justin Wilson, who went into battle with the 11th position. After he left the Umbrella, Wilson was the third of posti Bass of Landers and Frank Montani."Can't say, as I was able, smiled Wilson. Читать полностью -->

"Avtotor" released thousandth vehicle General Motors

In the middle of this week with conveyor Kaliningrad enterprise "Avtotor" came the anniversary thousandth car General Motors. It was a full-size SUV Chevrolet Tahoe is the most popular of the three GM models produced in Kaliningrad. About this soosay Agency "Rosbalt".It is worth mentioning that the production of cars Hummer H2, Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet TrailBlazer contract between SP "Avtotor" and General Motors, was launched on 24 June 2004. To achieve the level of profitability "Avtotor" it was necessary to produce not less than 350 GM vehicles a year, but already in the first six months of 2004 production volumes exceeded 850 SUVs. Selling cars assembled in Russia engaged in five dealerships GM in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg.Just as last year, "Avtotor" has produced more than 14,000 vehicles, including models of Kia and BMW. Читать полностью -->

Sales of Toyota and Lexus in the first half on the Russian market grew by 2.1 times

Sales of Toyota and Lexus in the first half on the Russian market grew by 2.1 times Sales of Toyota and Lexus in the first half on the Russian market increased compared to the same period last year 2.1 times up to 9 182 thousand cars, the press service of OOO "Toyota Motor".The leader of sales is a model Corolla, whose sales in the first half of C. grew 2.7 times up to 2 946 thousand cars. Sales model Camry has grown 2.5 times up to 2 354 thousand cars. Sale Avensis (including the second generation of this model) grew by 48% to 778 cars. Sales of the RAV4 SUV increased 1.65 times to 889 hire, sale SUV Land Cruiser has increased more than 5 times to 321 of the car.In addition, in the first half of 2003. it was sold in 3,68 times more than a year earlier cars Lexus (370 cars). Читать полностью -->

Bentley Continental GT: the most beautiful car of the year!

Bentley Continental GT: the most beautiful car of the year! The jury of the traditional competition `The Most Beautiful Car in the World` was considered the most beautiful car of this year Bentley Continental GT. This award is unique in its kind. The jury was composed by Italian journalists, designers, stylists and industry, which assess not the controllability of the car or its value, and how the car is beautiful.Interestingly, Bentley will receive this award more than once before, in 1999, a jury awarded a similar prize model Arnage. The award will be officially transferred to Bentley Motors 5 March next year at a ceremony in Milan.21.11.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

Updated `Volga` will be a serial 25 January

Updated `Volga` will be a serial 25 January Gorky automobile plant (OJSC `GAS`, ,Nizhny Novgorod) January 25, 2003. will begin production of GAZ-31105 `Volga`, told RBC enterprise. GAZ-31105 Volga is a modernized version of the previous model GAZ-3110. In addition to upgrading the chassis of the "Volga", was carried out in 2003. (baskonia front suspension, stabilizer bar suspension rear wheels and an improved transmission), GAZ-31105 Volga changes, appearance, lighting and equipment body.Gorky automobile plant in 2003. increased car production by 4.3% compared with 2002. Читать полностью -->

MG Rover buys Oleg Deripaska

MG Rover buys Oleg Deripaska Suffering financial collapse of British automotive company MG Rover can be bought by Russian businessmen. The new owner of the Rover can be a company RusPromAvto Oleg Deripaska.In the RusPromAvto haven't considered buying MG Rover. As stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of RusPromAvto Alexander Yushkevich, it is important that Russian companies such acquisition fit into the strategy of its development. In his opinion, in theory, this asset is very attractive. MG Rover has a number of interesting models: 35th, 45th, 75th - in Russia they are much more than, say, the Italian Fiat. In favor of MG Rover also a strong engineering center and the declared support of the state," said Yushkevich.However, whatever the decision, potential investors will be able to take only after evaluation of the company's creditors, which could take about a year.The idea of the acquisition of Rover by the Russians was not so incredible. Читать полностью -->

Daewoo introduced the concept of an off - road

Daewoo introduced the concept of an off - road Reborn, with General Motors, the South Korean company Daewoo will present at the Geneva motor show concept car a sporty SUV `crossover` Scope. Previously, this car has already been demonstrated by the South Korean motor show under the name Oto.Car length 4,47 m, has enough dynamic wedge shape and short overhangs that hints at its sporting and off-road performance. However, the width (1.89 m) and height (1.7 m) suggests that the Scope will be in the class of compact cars.Under the hood hides a modernized 3-liter 6-cylinder engine Daewoo power 157 HP and a maximum torque of 245 Nm.24.02.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

Corrado provera: "I am disappointed by Loix"

Corrado provera: A few days ago manual Peugeot factory team announced that on rally Mexico Freddy Loix will be replaced by former pilot of "red lions" Harry Rovanpera.The reason for this decision was disastrous performance of the Belgian on the first two stages of the WRC season. In Monte Carlo Loix managed to finish in fifth place, and on rally Sweden was down.During the Swedish race, head of the French team Corrado provera hinted at the possible resignation of Loix."Freddie is now not at the level that we expected," said provera. And he himself understands. I wouldn't say that in Mexico he would not, but for someone else, but when fighting for the podium only one Marcus, we are absolutely not acceptable.". . . Читать полностью -->

Skoda will release a limited edition Fabia Silverline

Skoda will release a limited edition Fabia Silverline Skoda will again release a limited edition Fabia Silverline, and will add a new version of the Octavia in the colors Silver Diamond or Admiral Blue.Fabia will cost 12. 300 Euro hatchback body, and 13. 300 euros in the station wagon, both versions will be 64-horsepower 1.2-liter engine. She will also receive a 14-inch alloy wheels and leather winding of the steering wheel.Octavia will be sold only in hatchback body, with 16 - inch wheels and a rear spoiler. The engine can be selected or 102-horsepower 1.6-liter, 90-horsepower 1.9-liter TDI.Octavia will cost 18. 000 for petrol version, and 19. Читать полностью -->

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