The prototype Honda NSX will be a serial
Experimental vehicle, which was shown in Geneva will be substantially revised, but the highlights are the layout and design of the company will try to bring to mass production.
The world premiere screening of the concept Honda NSX in Switzerland is difficult to call, although strictly by definition – you can. In January, the United States at the Detroit Motor Show the Japanese company has already exhibited this car, but then he had nameplates and called Acura Acura NSX. In Europe, it was renamed the Honda NSX, though, except for the nameplates, the car has not changed.
At the same time, there was about him a little more information. The company has confirmed that it intends to bring the project to the second-generation NSX pipeline for no more than three years. This will require significant financial resources, as well as making a number of changes to the design concept, because in this type of car can get very expensive.
Concept Honda NSX mid-engine layout has, as a complex hybrid. Behind the cabin installed a combined propulsion system based on the gasoline V6 combined with an electric motor. Another one is the electric motor at each axle – they are responsible for the implementation of all-wheel drive. Most of the body is made of lightweight materials, very cheap.
Despite the possible difficulties of Honda plans to stay true to the selected mid-engine layout, as it is better than others emphasize the continuity between the first generation NSX and its successor. Virtually no technical specifications of the vehicle has not been published, “on the move”, he also demonstrated in the framework of the Swiss show.
The updated Audi R8 supercar will present Moscow
Premiere of the updated Audi R8 supercar will be held in August this year at the Motor Show in Moscow, reports Autocar.
Redesigned supercar will get upgraded exterior design, as well as more powerful and efficient engines. The eight-cylinder engine of 4.2 liters, is expected to be boosted from 420 to 450 horsepower (the same is now developing a similar unit in the coupe RS5), and returns a 5.2-liter V10 increased from 520 to about 540-550 horsepower. In addition, instead of the old “robot” R tronic seven-speed supercar will Preselektivnaya transmission S tronic dual-clutch. Whether there will be in the range of “mechanics” is not reported.
In addition, the magazine Autocar confirmed appearing before the information that the Audi R8 coupe will be the next generation of the European market in the sale of the fall of 2014 and the roadster makes its debut in 2015.
As previously stated in the German company, the next R8 will get a completely new body, some of the design elements which will be borrowed from the concept car E-tron. Engineers intend to make the car the easiest supercar competitors, using its design large amount of aluminum and carbon fiber. It is expected that the machine would weigh approximately 200 kilograms less current R8 – approximately 1460 kilograms.
One of the most popular cars in the present moment in the product range of the German company BMW, of course, is the coupe 1-Series M, which has a huge potential, once again underlined by experts known tuning firm Hartge, turned the BMW 1-Series M Coupe at the sports car.
Experienced tuners thoroughly worked under the hood of “unity”, increasing the performance of the three-liter powerplant with a mechanical turbocharger from three hundred to four hundred forty horsepower, resulting in the acceleration from zero to hundred kilometers per hour dropped to a mark of 11.34 seconds.
The guys from Hartge not paid attention to the exterior of the vehicle for which have been specially designed exclusive wheels radius of nineteen inches, rear wing, plastic door sills and exhaust system.