Monthly Archives: September 2016
Not practice enough, the Fiesta ST 3-door? Never mind: Ford today transplantation him 2 extra doors to ease access to the rear seats.
Four years: it’s time that will Ford expected to offer its Fiesta ST 5-door a declination. She joins a circle rather closed which includes the Polo GTI, the Mini Cooper S or the Clio RS, the latter also being proposed not only with of 5 doors. But be honest: that the Ford Fiesta ST 5-door wins in practicality, it loses in aggression. Fortunately, she can always count on the very demonstrative deck fittings of the coupe version.
ALSO PERFORMING THE CUT
But the most important asset of the Fiesta ST obviously lies under its hood. and rest assured: nothing changes on the 5-door model which therefore renewed the 1.6 Ecoboost 182 hp. this block, particularly angry despite its power well back in competition, the city car will take from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds, is the same clock as the standard Fiesta ST. Ford also promises the same player behavior whether with 3 or 5 doors.
The Ford Fiesta ST 5-door will go on sale from October. the manufacturer believes that it will represent about a quarter of sales of the Fiesta ST. note that the sharpening ST 200 variant proposed that remain cut off.
The Giulia catalog will grow at a World sharpened Version further reducing the gap between «civil» range and extreme Quadrifoglio. On the program: two petrol and diesel engines respectively claiming 280 and 210 hp.
This new version of the Giulia takes the Veloce shield born in 1956 on the original Giulietta, and more recently reintroduced on the current Giulietta at its restyling. Contrary to what one might think, it is not intended to go compete against the Audi S4, BMW 340i and other AMG Mercedes C 450. No, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is the level below and will only have a maximum of only 280 hp. This power will be following a 2.0 petrol but a 2.2 Diesel 210 hp will also be offered. Side torque, Alfa Romeo announces 400 Nm for the first and 470 Nm for the second. Both engines will be the one and the other coupled to the automatic 8-speed but also to the unique wheel drive Q4. The latter offers mostly a propulsion behavior by transmitting 100% of torque to the rear axle. If necessary, the front end can receive up to 60% of torque.
FROM 56500 USD IN DIESEL
The Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce is loosely based on the Quadrifoglio regarding the look. The shields are in fact more aggressive but the stern wins an air diffuser as the radical version. The look is highlighted by gloss black accents and can even become a bit more demonstrative thanks to 19-inch wheels «Performance» optional. The interior is not left out and receives the leather sports seats and the steering wheel with flat.
For now, only the Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce Diesel has a price: 56500 USD. Note that the standard equipment includes the infotainment system with 8.8-inch screen, autonomous braking system with pedestrian recognition or the parking sensors with reversing camera.
Nevada allows a Chevrolet Corvette semiautonomous on public roads … The old IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt will soon become the first American quadriplegic to circulate on public roads. And not on board any car since it will be a Chevrolet Corvette controlled by the movements of his head.
Became a quadriplegic after an accident IndyCar in 2000, Sam Schmidt has already been able to find the path of the circuit in the past. Since 2014, he has indeed rolled on paths of Long Beach, Indianapolis but also on the climb of Pikes Peak in laps of honor. A feat made possible by Arrow Electronics company to whom one owes the changes to the Chevrolet Corvette of Sam Schmidt. Now the American sports changed course following the head movements of the driver, detected through a battery of cameras in the passenger compartment, But most surprising is the management of the look: to accelerate, Sam Schmidt must indeed blow into a tube placed in his helmet while to brake, he must inspire in the same tube. This system has just been approved for public roads by the State of Nevada, that very involved is known in the development of autonomous car. the Corvette of Sam Schmidt will also regarded as a semi-autonomous car, that can be understood in light of all driving assistance it receives.
The McLaren P1 is now 100% electric … but it is not for you this model preparing to Woking. And today, the British manufacturer done rightly a step toward zero-emission mobility with this special version of the P1 …
The 375 copies of the McLaren P1 you have passed under the nose ? Ditto for the handle of P1 GTR that have been developed? Rest assured : you will soon have the chance to get hold of the hypercar from Woking, but not exactly in its most exhilarating Version … Because yes, McLaren will launch a new P1, but it is actually an electric cart for children. She is nevertheless «a real McLaren» according to the British manufacturer, which describes its acceleration as «extraordinary.» It must be said that the P1 for children takes only two seconds to reach full speed, announced at … 4.8 km / h. At least, McLaren did not lie in presenting it as the most affordable P1 as its price is set at only 375 pounds or approximately 488 USD.