One of the problems of electric cars, as many already know, is its recharge time. For this reason taxi drivers do not choose by this type of car, since it take long (up to eight hours) to recharge the vehicle, with what they would have to devote most of its time to this action.
To solve this inconvenience, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Nanyang Technical University of Singapore (NTU) presented in the Tokyo Motor Show 2013 its prototype of electric taxis, of the name EVA. What does peculiar? That can be recharged in just 15 minutes to travel 200 kilometers, with air conditioning since, thanks to driving patterns based on tests conducted in Singapore. Continue reading
The American brand will launch in Europe 25 new models in just five years. This is the first one: the Ford Edge Concept – although it has shown today is the prototype of the model that will reach the European market. An SUV presented at the Salon of the Angeles 2013 and that it has now its coming-out formally in Barcelona, during the event ‘Go Further’, together for the new Ford Mustang Concept and Ford Ka Concept. The SUV makes it clear that it will reach our continent soon in the form of large luxury SUV, which will complement the Kuga and the EcoSport.
The Edge is Ford’s response to the large increase in sales in the segment of ‘Sport Utility Vehicles’. Incorporates automated driving technologies such as parking assistance system (with other systems) operated by remote control, and that customers could from inside or outside the vehicle. A showcase of new features that not only already attend the pilot, they are semi-automatic. Continue reading
Toyota wants to make a radical change to its strategy and brand image. Far from the projected in recent years, with some affordable cars image “to the taste of everyone”, focused on practicality, functionality and reliability but with little risk, the Japanese brand wants to offer more passion and sportsmanship.
This is nothing new to Toyota, since in the past has had numerous sport-oriented models. And today, the Toyota GT86 is the best example of this change, being a relatively affordable coupe with a very passionate design, dynamic and above all great fun to drive. But soon they could get more in Toyota sports coupes. Continue reading
Audi seeks to expand market even more, with new models covering segments or sub-segments unknown for the brand so far. And until those new models will reach production, it plays to show them in the form of prior conceptual prototype, verifying the acceptance that can have your design.
This is probably the case of the new Audi prototype displayed at the 2014 Detroit Motor Show. With a body of urban crossover, compact size, and dynamic silhouette of some inspiration coupé, this new prototype (with name still to be determined) might well be the advance of the design that will look the future Audi Q1.
Once confirmed that Audi Q1 will be launched into market in 2016, stood below the familiar Audi Q3, of larger size, it would not be anything strange to Ingolstadt manufacturer wanted to show us a prior prototype as an advancement of the model. It was announced that will have dimensions of 4.20 meters in length, so the hypothesis makes little sense. Continue reading
This is the stunning image that will have the Honda Civic WTCC 2014 with which the Japanese manufacturer held the Championship of the world touring car for the next season. Honda Civic WTCC 2014 will be driven by pilots Grabiele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro and radical commitment of Honda for Citroën and Loeb-fight and defend the constructors title.
The image of Honda Civic WTCC 2014 cannot be more radical and sport. The compact that will compete in the world touring car next season just be revealed from Japan.
In view of the changes that will be introduced in the Championship, Honda has followed all design guidelines laid down by the new technical regulations of the FIA for the WTCC, which will take effect in 2014. Continue reading
The official presentation of the Ford Mustang 2014 is marked on the calendar. The date is December 5th, so in just over a couple of days we will know in detail the new Mustang, the first generation that will be marketed globally and reach Europe.
But as often happens in these cases, information leaks and images are inevitable, and here we have it early, breaking its surprise Ford. These Ford Mustang 2014 images have been published in forum SVT Perfomance, and come from the new issue of the print magazine AutoWeek. So we believe, we can take them for good so that would be before the first real images of the final 2014 Mustang. Continue reading
The Audi Q1 coming in 2016, as confirmed by the CEO of the German mark Rupert Stadler. It will be smaller than the Q3 crossover. The Q1 will inspired Crosslane Coupe Concept and use the platform of the A1 and the Polo design. The Quattro all-wheel drive is optional. This is the Audi Q1, a model that will be positioned below the compact Q3 and hit the market in 2016.
Besides the confirmation of its production, the German automaker has also unveiled a sketch of the Audi Q1 (top image), whose main features are reminiscent of the Crosslane Coupe Concept. The crossover will be built at the Ingolstadt plant and will use the platform of the A1 and the Volkswagen Polo. Continue reading
Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Only in this way you can define to Audi RS6 after passing through the hands of the MTM specialist. The changes that it has undergone make this sedan a genuine missile. So we make an idea of how fast it is, you just need to look at these figures improve of the Audi R8 V10 for example.
And it is not we start from the basis of a utility. Series, the Audi RS6 has an output of 560 HP motor 4.0 TFSI, enough to leave the mouth open. But MTM has worked intensely on the propeller V8 biturbo to achieve the unspeakable number of 722 HP.
This means that the MTM RS6 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, exceed 200 km/h in 11.3 seconds and continue pushing like a beast to the 340 km/h maximum speed. Pure dynamite. Continue reading
The German tuner xXx Performance has presented a new pack of tuning for Audi R8, which includes numerous changes on the outside of the sport, although the main changes affect the engine. The result is an Audi R8 Bi-turbo powerful, faster, and more exclusive than the original.
The specialist has opted version V8 instead of the V10 as the basis for their preparation. Engine 4.2 V8 FSI of series delivers 430 HP but after passing through the hands of xXx has received two Garrett turbochargers, electronic reprogramming a touch-ups and high pressure fuel pump in injection and cooling which increases its power to the 707 HP. Continue reading
The current Mazda MX-5 does not need very powerful engines to deliver good performance. For example, 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine and 160 hp, is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km / h in just 7.9 seconds. And thanks to its low height and center of gravity, as well as a direct address and type, rear-drive, fun to your steering wheel is guaranteed.
But there are always those who want more, and as the MX-5 marketed more powerful than it is this 160 hp 2.0, we have only one solution: use the offer of external preparations to get more power. BBR Turbo is a specialist Turbocharge the MX-5, even offering kits for the original Miata. Now, the current model gets an extra dose of power thanks to BBR. Continue reading