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Electric car Porsche Taycan redefined the first 911

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Porsche taycan. Директор по дизайну интерьеров Porsche Иво ван Хултен заявляет: «Меньше — значит, больше», описывая салон Тайкана, в котором минимализм линий сочетается с новыми возможностями по управлению.

Leonid Popov, 2 days ago. Photo: Porsche

Director of interior design Porsche Ivo van Hulten says: “Less is more”, describing the salon of Taikang in which minimalist lines combined with new opportunities for control.

On the eve of the debut of the fourth of September, electric car Porsche Taycan opened his salon. This is another step in the hybridization of technologies and the appearance of simplicity after the Porsche 911 of the eighth generation. The designers were inspired by the first Porsche 911 1963: look at the uncluttered front panel extending straight lines from side to side, you should look for an elongated oval clean-up, with rounded edges. She deliberately made wider than the helm that matches the style of the first 911.

Digital instrument cluster — it’s a curved screen with a diagonal of as much as 16.8-inch, with a real glass polarizing and anti-reflective coating. At the edges appeared a touch panel for light control and chassis.

The power button located left of the steering column as the ignition on all the usual Porsche. And the right of the column is a small switch of direction as on the model 918 Spyder. Wheel from the Taikang can be of two types: the basic “classic”, with colored inserts to choose from, and GT, with visible bolt heads and switch driving modes.

And this is the 911 of the first generation (in this case 911 S 2.0 Targa 1967). For the Porsche 911 was the beginning of an era of development of the legendary sports cars. Taycan and also special, still the first production electric car brand.

Tidy can switch between Classic mode (chain typical Porsche round indicators in the center instead of the usual tachometer — power meter), Map mode (the power meter is replaced with a map), Full Map mode (map is stretched to full screen) and Pure mode (the amount of information is reduced to the minimum speed, road signs and navigation arrow showing the way). “Classic design features (s) was reconsidered and postponed in the digital age,” explains producer the basic idea of the salon. The number of mechanical switches is minimized. Most of the functions given to the screens.

Even the deflectors of ventilation does not require touching: they are motorized and are transferred between modes Focused (increased cooling, concentrated stream), Diffused (diffuse flow) and the Virtual Airflow Control (fully automatic thread allocation). Yes voice control, responsive to the phrase “Hey Porsche”. Console — touch display of the climate system (8.4 inch) with tactile feedback and handwriting recognition input for address navigation. With the optional four-zone climate control, Advanced on the second row appears its touch control panel (5.9 inches) with tactile feedback.

Two touch screen, Central (10.9 inches) and passenger (diagonal not specified), connected in dark glass tape, visually merging with the panel.

Promised great opportunities for personalization of finishes. In the car you can order a leather classic or Olea in the tanning process which uses olive leaves. You can select “printology” option even without using a skin material Race-Tex on the basis of microfibers, including polyester recycling. The flooring uses the Econyl fiber, part of the feedstock for which is an old fishing net.

In addition, there are a few packages contrasting accents (matte black, silver, neodymium, or champagne color). And for Taikang stated he is only available interior colors (Black-Beige Lime, Blackberry, Atacama Beige and Brown Meranti) doors and console can be trimmed in a choice of wood, matte carbon fiber, stamped aluminum or cloth.

Porsche has teamed up with Apple Music to create the first “fully integrated musical flow” in Taikang. “The Apple Music subscribers can stream more than 50 million songs without any advertising, thousands of playlists and global live Beats 1 and three years of free Internet data. The world’s first full integration of the Apple Music in any car”.

The main parameters of the electric vehicle is already known, although the final numbers may be refined. The company said that total power of electric motors of Taikang more than 600 forces, reserve on a single charge over 500 km, acceleration from zero to hundreds in less than 3.5 seconds, to 200 km/h is about 10 s, maximum speed — 250 km/h on-Board system there is 800 V, and this means that you can charge from the column with a constant current of the same voltage.

At a given power charging station in 320-350 kW (example — the new European network Ionity) traction battery Taikang is filled to 80% in just 15 minutes. This feature has helped to set a record: on the track of nardò in Italy Taycan drove 3425 km in 24 hours.

Slightly disguised Taycan (around the headlights there are fake stickers) for new York, show the audience on the stage of Formula E. Behind the wheel was Porsche factory driver Neel Jani.

Of course, the authors of the record took a lot of stops to recharge (and changing drivers). And yet this is a very impressive number, considering that the speed on the track was kept around 200 km/h (and the energy consumption in this case considerable). With the introduction of serial stations on 450 kW the above charging time will be reduced to approximately 12-13 minutes. We add that, according to unofficial data, the Taikang is not the only one modification. And it is also known: on the conveyor after a time fall and brother of Taikang — raised station wagons, the forerunner of which was the concept of Mission E Turismo Cross. Technically it would be battery sedan.

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The next Honda Jazz hybrid will be only in Europe

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Honda jazz. Шеф британского офиса Хонды Дейв Ходжеттс сообщил Automotive News, что новый хэтч «сильно отличается» от нынешнего: «Jazz получит элементы дизайна от электрокара Honda e, так как компания попытается привлечь к автомобилю более молодую аудиторию».

Konstantin Bolotov, 3 hours ago. Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien Honda

The chief of the British office of Honda Dave Hodgetts told Automotive News that the new hatch is “very different” from the present: “the Jazz will receive design elements from the Honda electric vehicle e, as the company tries to attract to the car a young audience”.

To electrify all models for the European market by 2025, Honda pursues a strategy of Electric Vision. About the stages of the Japanese are told in the framework of the Frankfurt auto show. The first step was the launch of a hybrid version CR-V, the second serial electric car Honda e, and the third will be made at the Tokyo exhibition, which opens to the public on October 24. There debut hatchback Jazz/Fit fourth generation. The expected expansion of the engine range will not happen. On the contrary, the installation of hybrid i-MMD will be in Europe uncontested.

In Germany, the Jazz now have two petrol atmosfernika: 1.3 (102 HP, 123 N•m) and 1.5 (130 HP, 155 N•m), with a six-speed “mechanics” and CVT. Price range — from 17 to 20 290 690 euros. According to JATO Dynamics, European sales in the first half of the year fell by 20% (to 17 140 pieces).

There is no doubt that with the hybrid system “in the” Jazz is significantly more expensive. New design models, no matter how spectacular he may be, is unlikely to compensate for the price jump. Moreover, in 2020, the arena will be fourth Toyota Yaris, whose predecessor has a hybrid version, which accounts for almost half of sales. But way back at Honda no, because without total electrification it will not meet the regulations on emissions of CO2.

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718 coupe Porsche Cayman GT4 RS will get a “robot” PDK

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Porsche cayman,Porsche cayman gt4,Porsche cayman gt4 rs. Одно из внешних изменений на прототипе: жабры на месте заднего бокового окна. Вероятно, поставляющие больше воздуха в мотор. Смотрятся кустарно, но в серии могут быть оформлены аккуратнее.

Leonid Popov, 1 hour ago. Photo: Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien

One of the external changes on the prototype: the gills on the rear side Windows. Likely supplying more air into the motor. Look homemade, but in a series may be issued accurately.

In the line of Caymans now with a quick option — 718 Porsche Cayman GT4 (6 897 000). It is equipped with the atmospheric “six” 4.0 (420 HP, 420 N•m) and six-speed “mechanics” (without alternatives), gaining a hundred in 4.4 seconds and develops 304 km/h. the Car is dangerously close to the senior rank of “nine hundred eleventh” as in price and ability. For example, 718 Cayman GT4 is the Northern loop in 7:30 (by the way, two seconds faster than the Porsche 911 GT2 997 sample 2007). While the modern coupé 911 Carrera S 992 are achievable as of 7:25. And soon the gap may disappear: on the tests seen model Cayman GT4 RS.

New, raised higher, the wing — perhaps the primary external acquisition of Cayman GT4 RS. Linings conceal the support that should eventually look more elegant. Like the racing models 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.

The most intriguing point in this story: will give the company “erase” “robot” instead of “mechanics” to “just” GT4. All models of the brand with the letters RS to maximize the focus on the track and here really good results can only be obtained for two pedal drive versions. Of course, the addition of the letters RS will result in a further reconfiguration of the chassis, and probably some force of the engine.

The NACA air inlets on the hood is another noticeable difference of the prototype, now driving along the Northern loop, from the usual Cayman GT4.

There are, of course, the chance that the company will create a crash and lightweight variation of the Caiman again with the “mechanics” (for such it is possible to return to everyday life almost forgotten the name of the Cayman R), but observers in the North loop of the claim that discussing the prototype while switching sounds exactly like a machine with a rapid-fire “robot”. We will add that in the range of Caiman (and also related to the Boxster) is expected to have a version of Touring with the same “six” 4.0, as in GT4, just derated.

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Hypercar SCG 007 turned out with a hint of sixties

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Leonid Popov, 59 minutes ago. Illustrations and photos: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus

The authors of the models confirmed that will produce a race of “zero-zero-seven” for their own factory team and sales to other private teams, and even produced a limited edition road versions of this hypercar.

It took half a century since then, as Ford GT40 last time won in the overall classification “24 hours of Le Mans”. Since then, American automakers didn’t succeed (though there is a subtlety: the winner of 1969, a variant of the MkI was designed and built in Britain). To return to those glorious days going company Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, prepared for the new regulations of Le Mans and the WEC championship hypercar SCG 007. The Americans were posted only a teaser, and now released a full image of the car.

Founder and CEO at SCG James Glikenhaus never revealed the secret, what does the rear of the machine in the style of the concepts , the Alfa Romeo BATand the rims, typical of sports cars of this brand. We wouldn’t be surprised official cooperation with alpha.

SCG 007 coupe will perform in the new class Hypercars, which will replace LMP1 that will into effect starting with the 2020/2021 season WEC. Developers told that the motion of SCG 007 should bring the V6 3.0 engine with two turbochargers. Its origin is not defined. The company had previously mentioned and front electric motors. Regulations Hypercars allows the machine to be a hybrid with electric motors at the front, complementing the engine behind the cockpit.

That renders the company able to turn into a real car show model SCG 003 (its the racing version of the c 2015 participates in the VLN series and nürburgring 24 hour race) or submitted a month ago buggy SCG Boot.

Model SCG 007 turns and modern, and at the same time with references to racing masterpieces of the 1960s. for Example, in front of the SCG 007 is something of a Ferrari 330P4.

In the new top class of Le Mans formed a motley company. In addition to SCG 007, there will be fighting hypercar Aston Martin Valkyrie and Toyota GR Super Sport. In addition, there will be the famous Swiss “stable” Rebellion Racing (LMP1 in she has sportprototip Rebellion R13, built by the French firm Oreca, theoretically it can be recycled under the new rules). More on his part said the German-Austrian team ByKolles Racing, cooking something on the basis of a prototype ENSO CLM. In addition, the interest in the new class said the companies Lamborghini and Koenigsegg.

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