Drive It!: The Motor Magazine

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This time Drive it! goes sporty with 2 brand new models and an iconic sports car from the 1960s.Present it! Audi S3Audi is sending the third generation of the S3 onto the streets with a newly developed engine that generates 221 kilowatts of power. The two-door compact can zoom from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in just 4.8 seconds. With fuel mileage of 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers for the automatic and 7 liters for the manual transmission, the new engine is much more fuel-efficient than its predecessor.

In Germany, the S3 has a starting price of just under 39-thousand euros.

Inside it! Airbags and HandbagsA video published on YouTube shows a scene at a pedestrian crossing. A fancy sports car honks impatiently at an elderly woman. She responds by bashing the front of the car with her handbag, setting off the aggressive driver's airbag. Is this scenario plausible? Drive it! tried it out with people in a German town and questioned safety experts at Mercedes-Benz.Test it! the Peugeot 208 GTiTwenty years after Peugeot ended production of the 205 GTi, it has unveiled its successor, the 208 GTi with a view to building on the 205's success. The 208 GTi's 147-kilowatt gasoline-powered engine takes it from zero to 100 kph in just 6.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 230 kph. Peugeot rates the GTi's fuel consumption at an optimistic 5.9 liters per 100 kilometers.Drive it! took the sportster out for a test drive.Examine it! Traffic Safety: Driving on Wet RoadsHow dangerous is a wet road? At a special test track we find out how hazardous a film of water on a highway can be. Even at speeds of 60 kilometers per hour, the wheels can lose traction. A wedge of water separates the tire from the road surface, and the car can spin out of control. Researchers are examining types of asphalt that can absorb water and reduce the risk of aquaplaning.Vintage! The Porsche 911SPorsche 911 has become a sports car legend. The boxer engine's throaty roar has become the air-cooled 911's trademark. Three years after its debut came the first 911S, churning 160 horsepower out of a two-liter engine to reach a maximum speed of 220 kph. The timeless contours of the 911 are still making automotive history.
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