суббота, 24 февраля 2018 г.

Ferrari takes the wraps off from its new track-focused supercar

Ferrari takes the wraps off from its new track-focused supercarFerrari finally took the wraps off their hard-core, track-focused supercar with 720hp. The 2019 Ferrari 488 Pista is officially the most powerful V8 Ferrari in history and it boasts hypercar-rivaling performance.

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It is going to be a tall order for the Porsche to go toe to toe with this one. Not only is Ferrari 488Pista a lot more powerful, at 1280 kg dry it is also about 200 kg lighter. In fact, the Pista is an impressive 90 kg lighter than the regular 488 GTB. The performance figures also show a clear superiority: 0-100 km/h in 2.85” and 0 -200 km/h in 7.6”, with a top speed of 340 km/h.

BMW has installed the wrong software on its luxury models

BMW has installed the wrong software on its luxury modelsBMW has just discovered that it has installed the wrong programming on its luxury 5 and 7-series models. Due to this issue, all the models with the unsuitable software would be recalled. The automaker did inform the relevant authorities immediately after the problem has been discovered.

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BMW issued the statement after a report in news suggested it had installed software that manipulated emissions of harmful gases such as nitrogen oxide, something its management has always denied. Competitor Volkswagen reached a multi-billion-dollar U.S. settlement after admitting installing so-called "defeat devices" on its diesel models designed to game emissions testsVW has been roiled by the diesel emissions scandal, which has forced it to set aside 25.8 billion euros ($31.7 billion) to cover fines and related costs, of which it has paid out nearly 20 billion euros.

понедельник, 19 февраля 2018 г.

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Less car buyers consider switching to electric cars

Just 200,000 plug-in electric cars were sold in the U.S. last year. Although that’s the highest number yet, it’s still just a little more than 1 percent of the market. Nowadays the general car-buying public at large is aware that EVs exist, but most of them consider that electric cars are not viable and practical.
According to the recent data from California, the state’s buyers are no more aware of electric vehicles than they were three years ago, when far fewer of them were available. This makes electric-car advocates worry that growing electric-car sales will arrive only through “regulatory forcing” rather than genuine consumer demand. Green Car Reports asked their Twitter followers what it would take to get more mass-market U.S. buyers to consider plug-in electric cars for future vehicle purchases. Four options were offered in their Twitter poll. Read more

четверг, 8 февраля 2018 г.

Improper inspections lead Nissan to low profits:


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Improper inspections lead Nissan to low profits:

It seems like Nissan isn’t doing as great as we thought. Its sales went down due to high costs from improper final inspection procedures at home and higher discounts in the U.S.. Nissan’s quarterly operating profit was 82.4 billion yen ($752 million) between October and December, down from 163.51 billion a year earlier.
The automaker took a 39.6 billion yen hit in the quarter due to costs related to improper procedures for final inspections on vehicles produced at its Japan plants, while U.S. marketing and sales expenses, which include incentives, cost the automaker 41.8 billion yen. Nissan admitted the inspection issue late last year, which resulted in the recall of around 1.2 million vehicles.

понедельник, 5 февраля 2018 г.

'Grid girls' will no longer be used by Formula 1

‘Grid girls’ who conducted certain promotional tasks, usually wearing clothing that bears the name of a sponsor, will no longer be used by Formula 1. Their use has become the subject of debate as social attitudes have changed, and some races have begun to experiment with alternatives, such as using male models instead of female, or children as mascots.
F1 commercial chief Sean Bratches claims they feel this custom does not resonate with their brand values and clearly is at odds with modern day societal norms. The use of female models, even if not as scantily-clad as in the past, has been increasingly criticized in a sport that is now under U.S.-based ownership following Liberty Media’s takeover last year. Several players criticised the move and a petition from fans for the PDC to change its mind was signed by more than 30,000 people. Read more