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Ferrari scares fans 4-cylinder engine. But it’s not so scary!

“Is downsizing has come to the Scuderia?!” — cried the fans of the brand Ferrari saw the news about patented naduvnoj the Quartet. Unfortunately or fortunately, but we still don’t know what the Italian engineers had patented the unusual unit — maybe it will be a “heart” for reincarnated Dino may prescribe under the hood, a new Maserati or Alfa Romeo, maybe this is an engineering exercise without any industrial prospects. But the idea is interesting.

Ferrari scares fans 4-cylinder engine. But it's not so scary!

Mounted in the exhaust manifold, the impeller spins the generator and that generates electricity and stores it in the battery. The energy is then used for traction motor and to drive the second impeller (compressor) installed in the intake manifold. The lack of a rigid connection between the two impellers allows you to smoothly adjust the exhaust back pressure and thus get rid of the effect plugged the pharynx, common to all turbo engines, that is the Ferrari engine will sing! The electrical component of the system completely eliminates turbojam, so you can expect a strong acceleration throughout the Rev range.

Ferrari scares fans 4-cylinder engine. But it's not so scary!Model Dino 206 GT of the late ’60s was powered by a 2.0-liter V6 160 HP Model Dino 206 GT of the late’ 60s was powered by a 2.0-liter V6 160 HP

Extra bonus — excellent environmental performance and economy. But only 4 cylinder… budget For the previous conditional models Dino Ferrari did a 2.0-liter engine, but those were at least 6 cylinders, but the “Quartet” on the serial Ferrari had never used. However, it may not be.

  • If future 4-cylinder Ferrari engine is open to question, it is the first crossover of the Scuderia will certainly release.

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BMW has a big summer update

BMW has a big summer update

May 30, 2018 09:24

BMW is going through a large series of changes at various models from the delivery range.

BMW reports that it all petrol and plug-inmodels which provides the standard from July this year with a particulate filter with which the models comply with the Euro 6d Temp requirements, the cycle that is used in the transition phase to the new WLTP cycle. Euro 6d Temp is in fact the WLTP cycle, although the practical emissions (NOx) can be up to 2.1 times above the limit of the laboratory tests. This cycle will be introduced from 1 September for all new models and must apply from 1 September 2019 to all newly registered cars. As of 1 January 2020, the Euro 6d standard will come into effect for all new models, the WLTP cycle whereby the NOx emissions may be up to 1.5 times that of the laboratory limit. Euro 6d takes effect from 1 January 2021 for all newly registered cars. BMW proudly announces that it has been preparing its diesel engines since March this year for the Euro 6d Temp standard.

X3 and X4

BMW’s X3, like the X4, has an M40d version, an executioner of a six-cylinder diesel that generates 326 hp and 680 Nm. The car launches itself in 4.9 to a speed of 100 km / h. As of August, the X4 will be available as xDrive30d, a version that we already know from the X3. Also the X4 xDrive30d is 265 hp and 620 Nm strong and with that heart launches the flattened SUV moving to a speed in 5.8 seconds from 100 km / h. The average consumption must be 5.8-6.0 l / 100 km. Switching is standard with a Steptronic eight speed automatic transmission.

Steptronic extension

The Steptronic eight-stage transmission just mentioned will be standard on more models as of July this year. For example, the three- and five-door M140i include the transmission standard. The 3-series include the 320i Gran Turismo, the 320i xDrive Sedan, the 320i xDrive Touring and the 320i xDrive Gran Turismo that the transmission standard delivered. Also the 330i sedan, the 330i Touring and the 340i xDrive get the achtbak mounted factory.

Furthermore, the 420i and 430i Cabrio, 420i xDrive Gran Coupé, the 430i Gran Coupé, the 440i Coupé and the 440i xDrive Coupé are all in the 4-series family. that come standard with the eight speed automatic transmission. The 520d Sedan and Touring also have the Steptronic box at the factory.


BMW makes new colors available for the 5-series. For example, the coat color Frozen Dark Silver is available for both sedan (also M5) and Touring. The already mentioned M5 is also available in the new color Frozen Marina Bay Blue for that car. In addition, certain interior components are like buttons on the steering wheel and the start /Stop-button with a galvanized material. BMW is also expanding the Individual possibilities on the 7-series with various color and material combinations.


More novelties come in the form of an optical package for the new i8 Roadster, existing from, among other things, a double splitter at the front and a new lip at the bottom of the rear of the homeless i8. The launch of BMW Wireless Charging, which was already launched on our website yesterday, for the 530th iPerformance, also belongs to the big summer update.


Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction


Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Corvette up for auction

On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For his efforts, Starr was named the game’s MVP and was awarded a shiny new 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible. That Corvette is now going up for auction.

The car is documented with a tank sticker that says "Courtesy Delivery – B. Starr." It presents with its original and patinated Goodwood Green paint, which was chosen to match the Packers’ home jerseys and is only slightly touched up. Just 48,000 miles show on the odometer and the listing says they are believed to be original.

According to the listing, Starr owned the car for only a short time in the 1960s, and eventually it came into the hands of a woman in Wausau, Wisconsin, who owned it for 20 years. In 1994, she sold it to Michael Anderson, owner of Thunder Valley Classic Cars of St. Joseph, Minnesota, which specializes in Corvettes. Anderson has several Bloomington Gold restorations under his belt, but instead of restoring the car, which had been in storage for years, he decided to take the body off the frame and clean and recondition the underside.

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Anderson replaced the body mounts, rubber suspension components, U-joints, seals, and bearings. He also installed a new Dewitts radiator, though the original is also included with the auction, overhauled the brake system, and upgraded the calipers with stainless-steel piston sleeves.

The rest he left as time had treated it.

Under the hood sits a 300-horsepower, 327-cubic-inch V-8 hooked to a Muncie 4-speed manual transmission. Anderson says the car runs and drives well, and the numbers-matching engine has never been out of the car and retains its original gaskets and paint.

The Corvette rides on bias-ply Redline tires mounted on Rally wheels, and those tires should be able to lay down two black stripes on the pavement thanks to a 3.36:1 positraction differential.

The car also features the original black interior, black soft top, and Soft Ray-tinted windshield. Inside, it has a telescoping steering column and an AM/FM radio.

Head to Indianapolis for the Mecum Auction May 15-20 for your chance to buy this piece of automotive and NFL history.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to state that Mr. Starr only owned the car for a short time in the 1960s based on updated information from the auction listing.

Ford Mustang first generation second life

Ford Mustang first generation second life

In the network appeared a photo and video restored Ford Mustang.

For the wizard, chose the car of the 1965 model year. At the exit he got the name Vicious Mustang.

In fact, from the initial variant left with very little. The master of Timeless Kustoms worked hard on the engine, other technical components, as well as interior.

Noteworthy is the engine for 5 liters from Ford. He is able to give the unthinkable a thousand horsepower, that only units of modern cars.

This power is due to a unique induction system, which is based on gradual switching speed involving ball bearings. The whole system uses a Magnuson supercharger MP2300 TVS.

All design works on the basis of transmission in six steps. It complements the updated brakes.

To get the updated rarity will have to pay a million dollars. It is in such a budget cost of restoration of the legendary Ford Mustang.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera teased – June debut

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera teased – June debut

Aston Martin has released the first teaser for a new “flagship Super GT” called the DBS Superleggera, which will only be unveiled in the June 2018. The new model will reportedly be the spiritual successor to the Vanquish, the brand’s previous super grand tourer.

The DBS Superleggera is another component of Aston Martin’s Second Century Plan, and will sit above the Vantage as well as the DB11 in its model line-up. “When you hear the name DBS Superleggera, you know what it is. It’s the definitive Aston Martin Super GT. It’s an icon, a statement and this one will be no different,” said Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s chief creative officer

“We’ve pushed the boundaries of performance and design to give this car a distinct character and ensure it’s worthy of the heritage and weight that this name carries,” he added.

The first part of the name was first coined in 1967 for a model designed by William Towns, before being brought up again in 2007 for a DB9-based model. These cars should be familiar to those who have seen the following James Bond films: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

As for the second part of the name, it refers to an automobile coachwork construction technology developed by Felice Bianchi Anderloni, who established Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. The Italian coachbuilder has quite a history with Aston Martin, with both working together to create iconic models such as the DB4, DB5 and DB6 Mark 1.

Aston Martin says the DBS Superleggera will “feature the highest levels of performance, craftmanship and design” at the top of its sportcar line-up but refrained from providing any details. Expect the DB11’s 5.2 litre twin-turbo V12 to be repurposed for use in the new model, along with more aggressive styling. For now, do you think DBS Superleggera sounds better than Vanquish?

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