Porsche Carrera GT: it's even more than you expected!

Porsche Carrera GT: it's even more than you expected! Carrera GT, the debut is scheduled for March of this year, will receive a more powerful engine than we reported earlier - 612 HP will be `removed` from the volume of 5.7 liters. The length of the Porsche Carrera GT br4.61 meters, width of 1.92 meters, and the height of 1.16 m. The weight of the car is just 1.380 kg. This light weight not a small car due to the fact that the Carrera GT is the first car body built around a monocoque made of composite materials.You need to have great imagination to imagine what will happen when the vehicle accelerates. To 100 km/h it it takes just 3.9 seconds, 6 seconds needed to reach the speed of 200 km/h and top speed is 330 km/h to disperse the car to that speed effectively and quickly uses a six-speed manual transmission, and carbon fibre clutch Porsche Ceramic Composite Clutch (PCCC).To the intoxication of speed is not turned into a nightmare on the road, the Porsche engineers had a very long and carefully to work on the aerodynamics of the body. Each part of the body, starting from the inlet to the diffuser ensures that the car lost traction. Читать полностью -->

Geneva: SUV AC Schnitzer ACS3

Geneva: SUV AC Schnitzer ACS3 The second SUV in the BMW family appeared before the visitors of the Geneva motor show under the brand of AC Schnitzer.This time, the tuning program was prepared for the 3-liter diesel version of the BMW X3. Using chip-tuning the engine power was increased to 245 HP and a maximum torque of 460 Nm.Despite the increase in power of the power unit and improved dynamic performance, fuel consumption has not changed. Together with the program tuning or without assistants AC Schnitzer recommend to install specially designed for this model stainless steel muffler, because it guarantees the optimal solution of the exhaust stream in the exhaust system.Changing landscapes and road surfaces are not an obstacle for sports suspension X3 from AC Schnitzer. Thanks to its special configuration and the reduced ground clearance, improved vehicle dynamics and stability of conduct.Good contact between the X3 and the road surface is achieved by using several combinations of alloy wheels and different tires. Possible to install - sporty alloy wheels Type IV size 21 " with tyres 255/30 front and 295/25 rear. The alternative can be 20-inch wheels Type IV and classic sports 19-inch Type III. Читать полностью -->

"Minardi" becomes stronger

Next season the team Minardi" will be much stronger. The reason is simple: instead of the weak "Asiatica" fireballs of Scuderia from Faenza will be performing on the tracks "Formula-1" engine "Cosworth".This is not reported by official sources in Minardi" and "Koswara", but this is clearly and plainly says on the official website of the FIA in a special press release. "Minardi" already got a plan for the delivery of engines Cosworth V10 with a camber angle of 72 degrees sample 2002. The team will start the season with the car PS02, equipped with this engine. Official confirmation of the transaction will follow later," said the FIA statement.Actually neither Paul Stoddart, no guidance "Cosworth" until confirmed final signing of the agreement, although the chef "Minardi" acknowledged that to date, his team can contract only with "Cosworth". For Minardi was willing to put their engines and Ferrari, but the deal with the Italians would have cost a small team of 25 million dollars a year, and it is very big money for "Minardi".Searching for a new supplier of engines began immediately after it became clear that "Asiatic" due to financial problems leaves the "Formula-1".In the end, all paths led to "Cosworth". Читать полностью -->

Suzuki reduces the cost of Wagon R, excluding from complete equipment Hire

Suzuki reduces the cost of Wagon R, excluding from complete equipment HireIn order to increase sales of its model Wagon R 1.3 Classic, the company Suzuki was expelled from picking some of the equipment available on the Club versions and Comfort. From the list of standard equipment disappeared anti-lock braking system, side airbags, active head restraints, power Windows, tachometer and Central locking with remote control. Due to this price on Classic has been reduced to 900 euros. In addition, from the list of options disappeared four-wheel drive and automatic transmission.. . . Читать полностью -->

Canada on the flight!

Canada on the flight! After last week it was decided to return to the calendar of Formula 1 Grand Prix of Belgium at Spa, in the schedule of the championship-2004 arose hitch - it was 18 stages instead of the required Contract Agreement 17...But today, apparently, this problem was resolved by administrative means - higher ranks of Formula 1 indicated the Grand Prix of Canada at the door.The organizers of the stage in Montreal called an emergency press conference at which he announced the receipt of a letter from Bernie Ecclestone to notice that in 2004, the stage will be erased from the calendar of Formula 1...The promoter of the Grand Prix of Canada Norman Legal told reporters that the main reason for exclusion of the canadian stage were the changes in the legislation of this country, providing a comprehensive ban of tobacco advertising on all sporting events from October 1 this year. According to Legos, if the law will remain in its current form, the canadian no chance to regain the race in 2005.Economists care Formula 1 will turn to Montreal loss of approximately $ 40 million in the city budget.Himself Bernie Ecclestone, however, said today that the final version of the calendar of Formula 1, 2004 has not yet been approved...09.08.2003. . . . . Читать полностью -->

Russian racer in the `Formula 1`

Russian racer in the `Formula 1` Russian racer has signed a contract with the team "Formula 1". One of the team's leaders "Minardi, CEO and founder Giancarlo Minardi, officially announced that Russian Sergey Zlobin signed an agreement on the role of test driver stables next season.At a press conference in Moscow, where he is staying Mr. Minardi, he stated that the main goal of his visit is the signing of a contract with Zlobin.Giancarlo Minardi expects the 32-year-old Sergei in the near future will become the main driver."We will be with Sergei most intense tests, only what is possible, and I think one day he will track a car for fighting," said Minardi. - More specifically, about its future I will be able to say after the year end we will conduct a few tests.". . . Читать полностью -->

GM closes a plant in Baltimore

GM closes a plant in Baltimore Production at the plant in Baltimore, where 1100 workers will be phased out by 2005.The company produces an outdated model rear-wheel drive mid-size minivan Chevrolet Astro (photo) and GMC Safari. They started the series back in 1984 and to date, their design is fundamentally obsolete.The GM representative said that the leadership group is not considering plans to upgrade production in Baltimore and is not going to learn there the production of new models.Part of working with this Assembly plant can get a seat on the new company GM Allison Transmission in the same city, which is engaged in production of transmission nodes.Among the candidates for closure, in addition to the plant in Baltimore, are called similar enterprises GM in Linden new Jersey. All three built in 1930-ies.Representatives of GM promises to be reconstructed only plant in new Jersey, which is expected to resume in 2007, it is planned to create 1200 jobs20.09.2003. . . . Читать полностью -->

Elegant sportiness - Kleemann GT55

Elegant sportiness - Kleemann GT55 Tuning shop Kleemann, known for its adjustments Mercedes-Benz presented the exclusive sports coupe based on the model of CL.This elegant car looks sporty and aggressive.Working on the basic model, experts Kleemann, perfected first appearance of the car, making it faster and stronger at the same time elegance. Design GT55 is designed in the style of Gran Turismo.Sport front and rear spoilers Kleemann GT55 suggest NEGURA motor power lurking under the hood. The shape of the front spoiler optimal for better stability behavior of the car on the road at any speed. The air intake is through the false radiator grille and spoiler provides better cooling of the engine and compressor, as well as proper ventilation of the brake system to avoid overheating components when working in extreme conditions.In the design of the rear spoiler is twistie - diffuser helps to control the flow of air under the vehicle, to improve the stability behavior GT55 at high speeds.Sports coupe are exclusive 20" inch alloy wheels revolutionary design Kleemann TS-6. Thanks to their unique shape, the motion of the machine, the air from the bottom "is sucked out, like the vanes of the fan, which provides additional cooling to the brakes and increases the contact force GT55 to the road.The interior of the GT55 is hand-made according to customer's requirements. Sports bucket seat can be ordered from the skin or alcantra a wide range of colors, or in combination. Читать полностью -->

Mercedes Car Group in 2004. expects a significant increase in profit

Mercedes Car Group in 2004. expects a significant increase in profit European office group DaimlerChrysler AG, Mercedes Car Group expects in 2004. significant profit growth. This statement was made by journalists Executive Director jГјrgen Hubbert at the motor show in Tokyo.Recall that earlier, Mercedes Car Group announced that revenue in the third quarter, remained almost unchanged and amounted to 793 million euros.24.10.2003. . . Читать полностью -->

The new generation Mercedes S-Class passing

The new generation Mercedes S-Class passing Completely new generation of the flagship of the range Mercedes, luxury sedan, Mercedes S-Class has already started road tests. Premiere of new items, which will be much different from the current car, scheduled for Geneva autoshow 2005.The company's specialists Mercedes start road testing a completely new generation of flagship of this German brand, sedan Mercedes S-Class. Before the premiere of new products, while code-named W221, there are still about two years, however, some information is already available.According to sources in the company of Mercedes, brand management decided not to increase the size sedan S-Class, not to create internal competition with luxury Maybach sedan. Instead, it is planned to extend the wheelbase of the new features and move the wheels closer to the corners of the body - this will allow to significantly increase the useful volume of the cabin, without changing the dimensions of the car.The appearance of the new generation S-Class will differ significantly from the now sold the car - the front part of the body is made in the style of the recent concept car Mercedes GST and get new headlights and a wide grille. By the way, some design ideas plan to borrow all at the same Maybach. The rear part of the body is made in the style of Mercedes E-Class last generation.As the developers say, the new S-Class will be one of the safest cars in the world. Читать полностью -->

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