Caterham 2R able to drive 100 kilometers to two liters of fuel

Caterham 2R able to drive 100 kilometers to two liters of fuel Car Caterham 2R now rightly regarded as not only one of the fastest in the world, but also one of the most economical. In the framework of the Shell eco-marathon", slightly modified British car able to drive two liters of fuel over a hundred kilometers. Moreover, of all participants of the competition, only this machine was built on the basis of the production model and used the base 120-horsepower 1.6-liter petrol engine Rover K Series.To achieve such efficiencies specialists Caterham managed through the company's Axon Automotive, made for car ultra-light carbon-fibre monocoque with sophisticated aerodynamics. From the basic model, this machine was also a lightweight seat and special tires with low rolling resistance. Finally, the pilot Caterham during the race used a special technique of driving, allowing you to maximize every drop of fuel.Recall also that an annual competition Shell Eco-Marathon is held for any cars that meet certain requirements to their safety, as well as using any type of fuel - gasoline, diesel or hydrogen. In scoring the performance of each participant gets an average fuel consumption after 40 minutes total mileage and the seven laps of a race track with a minimum speed of 24 kilometers per hour.The ribbon.ru28.07.2006. Читать полностью -->

The flying machine will give owners a hassle

The flying machine will give owners a hassle The world's first flying car Terrafugia Transition successfully tested. The manufacturer certifies that the miracle machine is ready massively to conquer the roads and skies in 2011. Recall that the Transition may travel along the ground and fly through the air - the transformation from car to plane and back passes quickly and safely.However, potential owners flying machine waits a few unpleasant surprises. Firstly, the normal driver's license for Transition management is not enough. If you are going to buy an unusual novelty, will have to take special courses and get a certificate, sport pilot. Even if you are not going to rise to Transition into the sky, you will be obliged to become a pilot, otherwise flying car you can't see.And the second trouble - ordinary insurance does not cover the risks associated with flying. Читать полностью -->

American dealer created for your Jaguar XF body kit

American dealer created for your Jaguar XF body kit One of the largest American dealers of Jaguar company Galpin presented its own programme of improvements for the new sedan Jaguar XF, which includes only the original styling kit, changing only the exterior of the vehicle and not affecting its technical stuffing.The body kit includes a two-tone body color, tinted Windows and tail lights, 22 inch wheels Forgiato, painted in black and red, as well as a new leather-trimmed seats, in the same colors that painted the car body.The cost of such styling kit is not currently known.Recall that the serial production of the sedan Jaguar XF at the plant began the brand in the UK in late November of last year. For the machine offers three petrol engine 207 to 416 horsepower and modern engines. All motors coupled to a six-speed automatic . . . Читать полностью -->

Porsche has prepared Cayenne S for TRANS-Siberian rally

Porsche has prepared Cayenne S for TRANS-Siberian rallyPorsche has developed a special version of the Cayenne S Transsyberia. These cars will be released in a limited edition of 26 pieces and will participate in the upcoming TRANS-Siberian rally, which starts in Moscow on August 2 and will be completed in Ulaanbaatar on August 17. The participants have to travel more than six thousand kilometers.The engine is not subjected to any modification is eight 4.8-liter gasoline engine capacity of 385 horsepower (500 Nm). Up to a hundred kilometers per hour Porsche accelerated for 6.8 seconds and a top speed that is limited by the capabilities of off-road tires, is 190 kilometers per hour.In preparation for the rally Cayenne S got orange plastic body kit, snorkel, winch on the front bumper, the additional row of lights on the roof, and special 18-inch wheels made of light alloy with off-road tires dimension 255/55.In the cabin of the car is equipped with sport seats, a navigation system and a steel safety cage. To reduce the weight of the machine, the developers have removed the rear row of seats, some panel lining and interior sound insulation. In the trunk of the SUV pinned spare wheel, two 20-litre cans and boxes of tools.Previous TRANS-Siberian rally was held in 2006. Читать полностью -->

The premiere of the new Honda CR-V will be held at the Paris motor show

The premiere of the new Honda CR-V will be held at the Paris motor showThe world debut of the completely new generation of the popular "SUV Honda CR-V will take place in the autumn of 2006 in the framework of the Paris international motor show. But now the Japanese brand has extended the first official pictures of its future products.According to them, the next generation CR-V received a completely new exterior car stands by the original decision of the front of the body with unusual ventilation slot in two-tone front bumper located under the grille. In addition, the new relief door sills of the car body and rear rack body has a complex and rather unexpected form.The interior of the SUV has also undergone major changes - completely redesigned front panel received a new instrument cluster and gearshift lever are now presented on a special "rush" the Central console. Steering wheel Honda CR-V is made in the same style as the new Civic, and has an original two-tone finish.As expected, in Europe a new generation SUV will come with a 2.4-liter petrol engine, known by the Honda Accord, as well as with the new 2.2-liter turbodiesel. Prices for the novelty has not yet been announced.The ribbon.ru23.08.2006. . Читать полностью -->

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