The Force India Formula One Team finished the 2009 season as a genuine regular contender for points and the new 2010 challenger, the VJM03, builds on the solid foundations established by its predecessor, which took pole for the Belgian GP. With driver consistency in Adrian Sutil and Tonio Liuzzi and the able support of Paul di Resta in the test and reserve driver role, this year the team is looking forward to a strong performance right from the start of the year.
Audi’s new A1 supermini is poised to become the biggest-selling model in the firm’s history. Priced from around 16,000 euro, the A1 will provide Ingolstadt with a direct rival to the popular Mini Cooper. The A1 was first seen as the metroproject quattro concept at the Tokyo motor show in October 2007; the production car features many of the same styling cues. From launch in Genewa Motor Show 2010, two petrol and two diesel engines will be available, all of them featuring direct injection technology and turbocharging.
The engineers at Porsche AG have developed a new top-of-the-range sports car for the customer who will only settle for the very best in terms of power, performance and driving dynamics: the 911 Turbo S. The heart of this most exclusive high-performance athlete is of course a six-cylinder boxer boosted by two exhaust gas turbochargers with variable turbine geometry, with an increase in power over the 911 Turbo by 30 to 530 bhp (390 kW). Maximum torque is a most impressive 700 Newton-metres (516 lb-ft). At the same time this new top model comes as standard with all high-tech components available only as options on the “regular” 911 Turbo.
"The Discovery legend has been built on innovative design and advanced technology. From the introduction of high-efficiency direct-injection diesel technology into the 4×4 market in 1989, to pioneering occupant safety with the adoption of twin airbags in 1998, Discovery has led the way.” says Phil Popham, Managing Director. “It is truly the best loved SUV the world over. Today, we sell the Discovery in 91 countries and sales to date have hit over and above 900,000".
Renault Wind is a two-seater coupé-roadster of 3.83 metres in length which features a highlyinnovative way of opening up. With its novel electric roof that pivots open in just 12 seconds,Renault Wind brings a completely different take on a car for drivers who enjoy wind-in-the-hairmotoring. Renault Wind is aimed at motorists who lust after a car that is not only distinctive andcompact, but also convertible yet practical enough for everyday use.Although Wind’s compact dimensions make it a nimble machine in and about town, it is the only carof its class to provide just as much luggage space (270dm3 VDA) whatever the position of the roof.True to Renault's brand signature "Drive the Change", Wind makes passion affordable foreveryone.Renault Wind will be unveiled at a press conference on the Renault stand at the Geneva MotorShow at 4:15pm on March 2.
The STR5 has been designed and built to conform to the technical regulations which apply this year.Although the changes are not as significant as those introduced twelve months ago, they are important enough to have had a major impact on the philosophy of the car.Possibly the biggest difference stems from the fact that the 2010 car has been designed to make the most of running a double diffuser, whereas in 2009, the car had to be adapted mid-season to make use of this device. Another unusual feature of the new rules is that the introduction of a narrower front tyre was originally conceived as part of a move to facilitate overtaking, in conjunction with the KERS system, which all teams have actually agreed to leave on the shelf this season. Understanding how the new tyres work – the rears also feature a different construction – will be one of the main tasks undertaken in February testing.Also significant in defining the shape of the car is the ban on refuelling, which requires a much larger fuel cell. This has led to STR5 being longer than its predecessor. Scuderia Toro Rosso has undergone a recent and rapid expansion of its design team and its wind tunnel in Bicester is also a relatively new tool. These two factors mean the overall design of STR5 could be seen as conservative, given that getting a new workforce to operate as a team and validating and learning to trust wind tunnel data is not the work of a moment. The extra fuel load has not just impacted on the shape of the car, as the additional weight has meant a reappraisal of the suspension and braking, as well as other areas. For the fourth consecutive year, the Toro is powered by the Cavallino, as we continue to use the Ferrari 056 V8 engine. With engine development strictly limited, winter work on the V8 has focussed on reliability and fuel consumption, the latter particularly significant this year, with the refuelling ban.
At launch in 2007, Mazda’s sports crossover SUV featured an advanced design that gave it an emotional appeal usually reserved for sports cars. Taking this as their basis, designers of the facelift enhanced CX-7’s sporty nature and sophisticated character even further
Red Bull Train With Tony is a unique workshop for keen amateur motocross riders, run by reigning MX1 world champion Antonio Cairoli.Thirty lucky youngsters were handpicked by Cairoli for the latest edition in Montalbano Ionico based on their ‘CV’ and video demonstrating their skills on a bike over the rough stuff. Train With Tony participants are inducted into the ways of competition and shown how to hone their skills with one-to-one tuition from three-time world champion Tony and multiple Italian MX champion Claudio Federici."I don’t know how good I'll be as a professor,” Cairoli commented before the first Train With Tony, “but I’m sure that, with the passion for the sport that unites me and my fans, these two days will turn into lessons that are anything but boring."The first workshop took place in Cremona on November 15, with the latest following on two weeks later.“Cremona and Montalbano Ionico were two fun days, but we made some progress as well,” Cairoli said afterwards. “Motocross is the only sport where you can see such a direct relationship between riders and supporters. This is why I want to make all of them enjoy the 2010 season – I will do my best!"
Since 1936, the Kadett and Astra have consistently pioneered innovation in the compact class family. Like no other series of models, they have shaped the face of Opel and carried important messages from the company to the world. These include expressive design, versatility, dynamic driving and value for money.
Zarząd Skoda Auto Polska S.A. podjął decyzję o rozpoczęciu współpracy z Leszkiem Kuzajem.Poza Leszkiem Kuzajem, Skoda Auto Polska S.A. prowadziła rozmowy z zespołami tworzonymi przez Michała Kościuszkę oraz Bryana Bouffier’a. Wszystkie zespoły charakteryzował pełen profesjonalizm i szeroka, bardzo ciekawa oferta przeznaczona dla sponsorów. Ostatecznie jednak postawiliśmy na Leszka Kuzaja - przyznaje Tomasz Piasny.
W najbliższych latach czeka nas wysyp aut hybrydowych, taki wniosek można wysnuć po ilości prezentacji aut tego typu podczas Detroit Motor Show 2010. Zobacz jakie hybrydy podziwialiśmy w Stanach Zjednoczonych.
Trendem tegorocznego salonu samochodowego w Detroit są tym razem mniejsze modele samochodów, których dotychczas w USA nie widzieliśmy zbyt wielu na drogach. Zobaczcie czym będzie jeździć USA w najbliższej przyszłości.
W Rajdowych Samochodowych Mistrzostwach Polski załoga Sołowow i Baran (Peugeot 207 S2000) uczestniczyła pięciokrotnie (na sześć rozegranych imprez).Rywalizację rozpoczęli od Rajdu Elmot, w którym zajęli trzecie miejsce w klasyfikacji generalnej, zdobywając łącznie w ciągu dwóch dni 23 punkty.
Nowy rok w motoryzacji tradycyjnie inauguruje styczniowy North American Auto Show w Detroit. Już pierwszy dzień prasowy zwiastuje wyjście z kryzysu. Amerykanie chcieliby już mieć kryzys za sobą. Zwiastunem dobrego początku jest North American Auto Show 2010, który właśnie rozpoczął się w Detroit. Tym razem swoje najnowsze modele wystawiają 54 marki, a wśród nich m.in. Bentley, Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Ferrari, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda oraz wszystkie amerykańskie.
Zaawansowany technologicznie, reprezentacyjny samochód stanowić będzie kolejną propozycję w segmencie Premium.Szereg nowoczesnych funkcji obejmuje: podobne do stosowanego w lotnictwie wyświetlanie informacji na szybie (Pilot HUD); adaptacyjne oświetlenie (podwójne, inteligentne lampy ksenonowe Bi-Xenon Smart Beam); adaptacyjną kontrolę jazdy; adaptacyjne podwozie Saab DriveSense z kontrolą tłumienia w czasie rzeczywistym, otwieranie i uruchamianie bez kluczyka, trójstrefową klimatyzację, dynamiczne wspomaganie parkowania, napęd Saab XWD z tylnym mechanizmem różnicowym o ograniczonym poślizgu eLSD oraz zaawansowany system napędu na wszystkie koła...Sleek, sophisticated and unmistakably Saab, it combines stand-out looks with advanced technologies and will bring a fresh alternative choice to the premium sedan segment when sales start later in model year 2010.The clean, sculpted shape embraces the purity of Scandinavian design and its dramatic wraparound window graphic echoes Saab’s aviation heritage. With frontal styling inspired by the award-winning Aero X concept car and a muscular, low-slung stance, the new 9-5 heralds the introduction of a bold, more expressive design language.The array of high-tech features on offer includes: an aircraft-like head-up information display (Pilot HUD); adaptive lighting (Bi-Xenon Smart Beam); adaptive cruise control; Saab DriveSense adaptive chassis with real-time damping control; keyless entry and starting; tri-zone air conditioning; dynamic parking assistance and Saab XWD with a rear eLSD, the industry-leading all-wheel-drive system.The all-turbo powertrain line-up starts at 1.6 liters and carries forward Saab’s rightsizing engine strategy, which focuses on responsible performance through the development of highly efficient and relatively small four cylinder turbo engines. There is a choice of three fuels - gasoline, diesel and E85 bioethanol – and with diesel power, the new 9-5 offers CO2 emissions as low asn139 g/km.