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In machines for tests, Euro NCAP found suspicious items

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Konstantin Bolotov, 13 hours ago. Photo: Euro NCAP, SMMT, Thatcham Research

Assessment Euro NCAP strongly affect sales and customer loyalty in Europe. Manipulation of test results, obviously, impossible without participation of testers. It seems that brewing corruption scandal. (Arteon was on the cover photo as the leader of the ranking of Euro NCAP 2017.)

The British company Thatcham Research conducts “selective” after the tests, Euro NCAP, including the inspection of the individual components of broken down cars. In the course of these studies repeatedly revealed the details marked “crash test”: only For crash test, Euro NCAP only, Euro NCAP test, and the like. A representative of the firm, Matthew Avery said the publication Auto Express that was found in machines from several manufacturers, but to call them the Manager refused. In all cases, the inscriptions are made by hand and quite rude. Marked was the airbag modules, mounting child seat Isofix, the inside of the seats and so on.

“I don’t think we were ever the manufacturer is clearly trying to cheat. At least in recent years. Earlier in the past decade, this marking was more common, says Avery. — I am sure that in 99 cases out of 100 marks for a legit reason. But we can not be sure if you notice it. Surely we have overlooked something”.

“It is very, very suspicious,” sighs Matthew, and it is difficult not to agree. If manufacturers do equip their vehicles with a specially prepared parts to improve the results of the tests in question are the results of 20 years of Euro NCAP. The Association claims that for every incident with a strange marking have been investigated, for example, with visiting experts of the auto companies or parts suppliers.

“Never been deliberate attempts to fool our tests,” said Euro NCAP, adding that the suspicious notes have not been Dating “for a year or two.” Avery suggests that the marking became less likely to catch the eye because of the “desligada”: companies covered nervousness, they carefully control the “internal processes”.

The Director of the Society of automobile manufacturers (SMMT) Mike Hawes strongly refutes assumptions about the fraud: “there is no evidence”, “lack of understanding of the process of manufacturing and certification”. They say important to safety components can be marked to confirm their final version, and there is nothing unusual here.

It’s not like Matthew Avery went on the warpath. His position is passive to say: now the producers have received the signal, learned about the concern of the experts about the labels, it will make them think. Editor of Auto Express Steve Fowler in an interview with the Daily Mail spoke vigorously: “In the world after oil any suspicion in respect of the automaker’s concern. Absolute proof, but there are questions that you must answer.”

What we have in the interim? Components only “crash tests” were seen repeatedly and firm Thatcham Research (the silent about them for many years), and the Association Euro NCAP (which is kind of something to investigate, but were also silent). Clear explanations of the markings on the parts by the manufacturers — no. We heard only lame excuses, including Euro NCAP, whose position has surprisingly weak. A clear reference to the depravity common practice with markers — complete. In General, no seriously now not to do.

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The new engine combined the Porsche Cayman GT4 718 and 718 Spyder

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Porsche 718,Porsche 718 cayman,Porsche 718 cayman gt4,Porsche 718 spyder. Длина, ширина, высота GT4 — 4456×1994×1269 мм, Спайдера — 4430×1994×1258, колёсная база одинаковая — 2484 мм. Снаряжённая масса превышает 1400 кг из-за фильтров выхлопных газов и другой «экологии». Шины — Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2: 245/35 R20 спереди и 295/30 R20 сзади.

Konstantin Bolotov, 2 days ago. Photo: Porsche

Length, width, height GT4 — 4456×1994×1269 mm, Spider — 4430×1994×1258, the wheelbase is the same — 2484 mm. Curb weight of over 1400 kg of exhaust gas filters and the other “ecology”. Tires — Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2: 245/35 R20 front and 295/30 R20 rear.

Roadster Porsche 718 Spyder (not Boxster) and a compartment 718 Porsche Cayman GT4 first received the same powertrain — atmospheric “six” 4.0 (420 HP, 420 N•m) and six-speed “mechanics”. Contrary to expectations, the engine taken from the Porsche 911 GT3, and “based on the same family as the turbo model of the 911 Carrera” (9A2). As a result, both rear-wheel drive for the first time dispersed to hundred in 4.4 s. Shot up to 160 km/h in nine seconds, to 200 km/h is 13.8. The maximum speed of a Cayman GT4 — 304 km/h, Spider — 301 km/h Sports cars consume 10,9 l/100 km in the cycle NEDC. “Unprecedented sound remained intact,” says Porsche.

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A striking feature of the Cayman GT4 the manufacturer calls a “comprehensively superior” aerodynamics, because the clamping force was 20% more in comparison with the predecessor. This means an additional 12 kg at a speed of 200 km/h.

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Porsche 718 Spyder is the first model in the Boxster family, which creates downforce on the rear axle due to the diffuser. Unlike the Cayman GT4, Spyder got the rear spoiler which automatically rises at speeds of up to 120 km/h Light convertible top manually hiding under the trunk lid “in just a few steps.”

Underestimated by 30 mm suspension with PASM adaptive dampers and the brakes have a pair also common (plastoceridae PCCB — optional). Stabilization system works PSM “with even greater sensitivity and accuracy”, and if desired can be disabled in two stages. Thrust vector control Porsche Torque Vectoring and mechanical locking rear differential to improve the dynamics in the turns. For GT4 in Europe you can buy a package Clubsport. While the US has opened reception of orders: Cayman GT4 costs $99 200, and 718 Spyder — from $96 300 not counting the shipping cost ($1250). Dealers car will appear in the spring of 2020-a year. The Russian office of Porsche is awaiting the arrival of GT4 at the end of the year and the Spyder to us will not be delivered.

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A step above: the Lada XRAY Cross with a CVT got on the conveyor

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Hatchback Lada Xray Cross got the CVT and the engine of the Renault

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Lada xray,Lada xray cross. Новый для Иксрея силовой агрегат не повлиял на дорожный просвет (215 мм) и снаряжённую массу (до 1300 кг). Вазовцы говорят, «бесступенчатый» Xray Cross на тестах прошёл около миллиона километров.

Konstantin Bolotov, 3 hours ago. Photo: AvtoVAZ, Jatco

New for Exrea the power unit has not affected ground clearance (215 mm) and curb weight (1,300 kg). Vazovtsy say, “stepless” Xray Cross on the tests was about one million kilometers.

The Jatco CVT, which is already placed on the lasso, Kaptur, Logan and Sandero performed Stepway Cityreached an elevated hatchback Lada Xray Cross. This was officially announced by AVTOVAZ, not naming any date of start of sales, nor the price. As warned the transport vehicle type approval, along with the variator to Exray came, or rather returned to the motor Renault H4M (he HR16DE model). On the Xray Cross hatch aspirated 1.6 produces 113 HP, 152 N•m. With other engines of the variator to be friends not ready yet.

Continuously variable transmission with index JF015E (in the world X-Tronic) manufactured by the Japanese company Jatco in 2010. Box combines hydrotransformer “machine” that fulfills the first two stages, with the actual CVT. Hence the compactness and economy.

For the automatic mode, Jatco box has eight quasiperiodic, to simulate the manual — six. AvtoVAZ says that the CVT is not afraid of low temperatures, the roll bars and heavy loads, facilitates overtaking uphill driving, towing and engine braking. Well Xray Cross from the optional powertrain will win, because until now, offered exclusively by “the pen” (from 754 to 900 913 900 rubles).

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