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Monday, January 5, 2015

America lost $ 9 billion to save Chrysler and GM from bankruptcy

 To saving American companies Chrysler and General Motors, American State have cost nearly 80 billion dollars, of which only 71 were recovered.

In 2008, the financial crisis hit powerful automotive market, General Motors and Chrysler builders struggling with bankruptcy.

George W. Bush, president of the United States decided to grant aid of 25 billion dollars to help both companies are collapsing. Barack Obama, replacement Bush White House has taken further bailout and has offered two other conglomerates 55 billion dollars.

Many analysts have argued that the decision was a risky and totally nonproductive for US state. Now, six years after the start of, government may declare officially closed the rescue plan and any involvement in the business of Detroit.

Last month, the US Treasury sold they last participations in GM. According to simple calculations, the American state has recovered 70.43 billion from a total of 79.69 billion dollars in aid offered initially.

The $ 9 billion that the state has lost, are taxpayers money, but Obama reassured the public during a press conference that they were well spent, proof that the American auto industry is at its best level in the last 10 years.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ferrari FXX K, the most extravagant model in the history of the brand, was presented today and develops 1,050 hp

Ferrari HAS presented today  the FXX K model . This is a more efficient version of Al Ferrari, but that can not be driven on public roads and can be offered a group of "exclusive" customers.

Ferrari FXX K model was presented today at a special event in Abu Dhabi. The model is a more efficient version of the fastest production model of this brand,La Ferrari, and develops 1,050 hp.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Autocar tested the BMW Alpina Biturbo D4

Steven Sutcliffe challenge the powerful coupe Alpina D4 Biturbo, BMW tuner official interpretation of the BMW 4 Series.

McLaren P1 vs. Porsche 918 Spyder - a duel between giants

British journalists from Evo put together two next-generation supercar McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder.

Monday, November 10, 2014

The New Bugatti Chiron replace the supercar Veyron

The current Bugatti Veyron has already reached the end of career and will leave a replacement place, scheduled to launch next year. The Chiron will be named in honor of the oldest pilot in Formula 1.

According to Automotive News, luxury manufacturer has already chosen a name for the Veyron's successor. It will be called Chiron, in honor of Louis Chiron, originally from Monaco,f 1 pilot, dedicated entirely for Bugatti brand, who will drive for a good part of his career. Moreover, Louis Chiron is the man with most podiums for the Franco-Italian manufacturer.

He has been honored in the past, in 1999 specifically,Bugatti named the Chiron in honor of Bugatti racing driver Louis Chiron. If we look at photos from then, we see that between Giugiaro's concept and the current model there are clear similarities.

Louis Chiron is recognized being the oldest driver who drive in Formula 1. 

About the supercar that will take the place of the act Veyron, already we know that it will be launched next year and will use a W16 engine with a cylinder capacity unknown at this time. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Land Rover enter the first autopilot for off-road

Range Rover and Range Rover Sport will be the first models from Land Rover equipped with All-Terrain technology Progress Control. It's an autopilot that can run in the off-road.

Land Rover has prepared a series of enhancements for versions of the models 2015 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. Both SUVs
now have a revised range of engines.

Diesel and gasoline engines more economical

Unit six-cylinder 3.0-liter TDV6 found in abandoned call bi-turbo technology in exchange for a single turbocharger. Power remains the same, 258 hp and 600 Nm, but consumption drops by 8.5% for the Range Rover and 5.7% for the Range Rover Sport.

Bmw Alpina BiTurbo D4: 350 hp diesel fully modified versions of Series 4 Coupe and Cabriolet

Germans from Alpina brand specialized in developing models based on BMW and produced works in close relationship with the company in Munich, showed the strongest versions of the Series 4 Coupe and Cabriolet equipped with diesel engines: D4 Bi-Turbo.

D4 Alpina Bi-Turbo is brand new proposal from Buchloe segment coupe and convertible middle class. We are talking about two models, D4 Bi-Turbo Coupe and Cabriolet D4 Bi-Turbo, Alpina representing versions of BMW's 4 Series Coupe and Convertible 4. Both benefit from a 3.0-liter diesel engine, six-cylinder, mated to a eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine provides 350 hp and 700 Nm, significantly more than the 258 hp and 560 Nm of BMW 430D model from which we started. The Alpina have
obtained these values ​​by increasing injection pressure and changing the exhaust manifold, which led to a ratio of 117 hp per liter, very good value for a turbocharged diesel engine. The upper level has led thruster power involved and change the automatic transmission from ZF to resist the new value of maximum torque. In addition, it has been equipped with the system Aplin Switch Tronic. Maximum power is provided at 4,000 rpm, while maximum torque is available between 1,500 and 3,000 rpm.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Ford is preparing a surprise very sporty at the end of November

Ford will unveil at the Auto Show in Los Angeles a new sporty model, already anticipated by a teaser video.

Ford is preparing for this year's edition of the Motor Show in Los Angeles, scheduled for later this month. Blue Oval has already
published a short teaser video announcing a future model performance. 

Although image betrays not completely surprise prepared by Ford, several statements by officials talk about how important it is for the company's future performance. The microphone succeed, in turn, Mike Fields, Ford CEO, and Joe Hinrichs, vice executive president of the manufacturer.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Kubica, in danger not to compete in WRC 2015

Robert Kubica has revealed that not negotiate with any team for the 2015 season of the World Rally Championship, but has offers to return to competitions circuits.

Robert Kubica's future in the World Rally Championship is in doubt, as it revealed that currently does not negotiate with any team signing a contract for the 2015 season.

Pole has had a modest season at M-Sport dotted with numerous accidents and admits he has no idea what he will do next year. 

Mercedes-Benz G Code Concept, study design that anticipates a potential crossover segment B

Mercedes-Benz has released the first pictures and information of G Code Concept, a design study showing the possibility of a crossover smaller than the A-Class.

Mercedes-Benz G Code Concept is a design study showing a crossover with a body type hatchback, powered by an engine fueled with hydrogen. Hatchback has a body smaller than that of A-Class and investigating the possibility of launching a smaller model in the range Mercedes-Benz and how it might look. The appearance of the new model will be a crucial element to its success, the Mercedes-Benz car with the intention of making attractive for young people. The new concept from Mercedes-Benz was unveiled with the opening of a research and development center of Mercedes-Benz ushered in Beijing, China.