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Hyundai idea seems like Le Mans prototype from 2025

Hyundai idea seems like Le Mans prototype from 2025

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Hyundai is providing an unobstructed view of its N 2025 Imaginative and prescient Gran Turismo idea in advance of the virtual racecar’s large debut on the Frankfurt Motor Display.

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Nissan places Le Mans prototype software underneath evaluate

Nissan places Le Mans prototype software underneath assessment

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Sportscar365 reviews that Nissan is having conferences in Japan to decide the destiny of the GT-R LM Nismo racer after a difficult Le Mans debut.

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2016 Audi SQ7 Prototype Crashes at Nurburgring – Video

2016 Audi SQ7 Prototype Crashes at Nurburgring – Video
A check engineer running with the 2016 Audi SQ7 driven method too onerous into the carousel nook of the Nurburgring and hit the crash barrier the day before today. … Larger brakes and a quicker moving automated gearbox shall be a part of the package deal too. Play Video …
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Blonde Audi Race Motive force Does Duckface Kiss With Playboy Bunny – LOL
As a few of you could recognize, that's been changed through a one-make Audi TT collection, so she jumped horses and ended up in a Playboy-subsidized race automotive. So much race automobiles are bespoke, sharing virtually no portions with their street cousins, however the TT Cup is in response to …
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2016 Audi SQ7 Prototype Crashes at Nurburgring – Video

2016 Audi SQ7 Prototype Crashes at Nurburgring – Video
A check engineer running with the 2016 Audi SQ7 driven method too arduous into the carousel nook of the Nurburgring and hit the crash barrier the day prior to this. … Larger brakes and a quicker moving automated gearbox will probably be a part of the package deal too. Play Video …
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Blonde Audi Race Motive force Does Duckface Kiss With Playboy Bunny – LOL
As a few of you may understand, that's been changed via a one-make Audi TT collection, so she jumped horses and ended up in a Playboy-subsidized race automotive. So much race automobiles are bespoke, sharing virtually no portions with their street cousins, however the TT Cup is in line with …
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BMW 1 Collection prototype packs direct water injection

BMW 1 Collection prototype packs direct water injection

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BMW furthers construction of its direct water injection gadget through installing it to a 3-cylinder 1 Collection hatchback, whole with an on-board water healing device.

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BMW electrifies the two Collection Lively Tourer with a plug-in prototype

BMW electrifies the two Collection Lively Tourer with a plug-in prototype

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BMW presentations a 2 Collection Lively Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype at its Innovation Days. The style combines an 3-cylinder engine and electrically assisted axle up entrance, and a battery and electrical motor on the rear.

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Honda withdraws LMP2 prototype from Pikes Height

Honda withdraws LMP2 prototype from Pikes Height

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A chain of technical setbacks have pressured Honda to withdrawn its new HPD ARX-04b LMP2 prototype from racing to the clouds at Pikes Height this weekend.

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First Pressure:2013 Lexus GS Prototype

Early subsequent yr, Lexus will get started promoting an all-new GS. Whilst the manufacturing automotive’s styling has now not but been found out, it used to be previewed through the LF-Gh Idea at this yr’s New York vehicle display. That layout used to be definitely polarizing, and at the same time as it has many critics, a few of us really feel that the brand new layout language will translate smartly from the display stand to the road. We’ll in finding out subsequent month while the automobile is found out at Pebble Seashore. The prototype 2012 Lexus GS350 we drove used to be absolutely camouflaged in and out, however we spent really extensive time at the back of the wheel and the adjustments are glaring.

FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT The 2012 GS’s dashboard is a large development over the present automotive’s, with way more sumptuous-feeling fabrics and a huge, 12.three-inch widescreen LCD display. The monitor is managed by way of Lexus’ now-ubiquitous mouse-sort controller situated to the correct of the shifter — and that’s now not essentially a just right factor. We discover the controller tricky to make use of, requiring a long way an excessive amount of effective muscle regulate and precision to land the pointer at the preferred icon. And that’s while parked. Like in different Lexus automobiles, the interface is much more tricky in movement — particularly while on bumpy roads.

The ones different controls that weren’t coated via vinyl camo glance simple to make use of, despite the fact that we’re guessing the middle stack is lacking the ones essential radio preset buttons. Nonetheless, the white-on-black gauge faces are extremely legible, and the sprint fabrics, replete with contrasting sewing, glance very pricey. The former GS’s popout keep an eye on panel (through the driving force’s left knee), and steel gauge faces were ditched.

The riding place could be very BMW (i.e. highest), with all number one controls simply on hand and the steerage wheel located completely to carry at 9 and 3 o’clock. Although general duration is still the similar, an all-new platform provides the GS twenty-5 % extra trunk area and a bigger again seat. Further width assists in each elbow room and dealing with, and headroom has been greater way to a decrease seating place.

POWERTRAIN Lexus supplied only a few information about the powertrain, rather than that the three.five-liter V-6 and 6-velocity automated raise over. The six-cylinder is clean thru so much of its running vary, even though like virtually all V-6 engines, it will get coarse because it strategies its most velocity. The automated is a equipment or in need of this phase’s established order, and its gearchanges aren’t just about as clean as in automobiles with ZF automatics. Lexus engineers did admit that the GS’s transmission calibration wasn’t but ultimate.

Butt dynos are notoriously tricky to calibrate, however ours indicated that the brand new GS350 felt a tick slower than the present GS350. Lexus says the brand new automotive’s weight achieve is insignificant and due most commonly to further apparatus — and comparably supplied, the brand new GS is in reality lighter than the final one, way to further use of light-weight fabrics. A V-eight style may not be to be had this time, however there’ll once more be a hybrid GS.

ON THE ROAD Along with the costlier-feeling cabin, the GS instantly feels a whole elegance richer way to its some distance quieter experience. Lexus engineers stressed out that the brand new platform gives a considerable development in pressure, and this manifests itself with much less chassis flex over bumps and a long way much less have an effect on noise. Tire noise could also be some distance lowered as opposed to the final GS.

Just like the final GS, the 2012 makes use of electrical energy steerage, however the similarities finish there. The brand new device is a long way faster, somewhat heavier, and feels hugely extra herbal, with attempt construction as you dial in additional lock. There’s a few comments on-middle, however our course used to be constrained to ultrasmooth pavement with little or no camber amendment or floor irregularities — we’ll make our ultimate judgment once we pressure the GS in the actual global. Brake really feel is some other space the place the former GS trailed its competition — particularly the GS460, with its electrohydraulic brakes. The brand new GS350, just like the previous V-6 type, makes use of typical hydraulic brakes, however the really feel is extra sure and herbal — and prefer ahead of, anti-lock intervention can’t be felt within the pedal. (This can be a just right factor or a nasty factor, relying for your private style.)

An not obligatory game package deal referred to as Lexus Dynamic Dealing with Gadget, or LDHS, incorporates lively dampers and 4-wheel steerage with variable-ratio rack. Without or with the gadget, the GS presentations exemplary frame keep an eye on and a clean journey. The antique GS’ harsh experience is long past with no hint — even though once more, our pressure used to be restricted to clean roads. The V-6’s exhaust is audible from at the back of virtually always, however fades away into the history underneath leisurely cruising. Beneath load, a stunning quantity of consumption noise combines with the exhaust making a number of delightful song.

ON THE HANDLING COURSE Lexus arrange a coned direction for us to discover the GS’ dealing with prowess — and to match it to the antique automotive. We’ve really extensive revel in with the former GS on autocross tracks, and that automotive all the time stunned us with its impartial coping with and supreme capacity — although it lacked any more or less comments. Familiarization runs in a 2011 GS350 reminded us of that reality. It additionally reminded us concerning the GS’s unfastened rear finish, now and again sticking like glue, once in a while coming temporarily unstuck while you didn’t be expecting it. In my notes, I wrote “She’s fast, however she’s a large ol’ mess.”

The 2012 GS demonstrates a marked development in dealing with, particularly on the rear finish, the place an absolutely revised suspension gives predictable responses in all scenarios. The brand new GS earned a superb A at the autocross direction, all the time prepared to rotate and resisting understeer like a champ. Frame lean, although visual within the pictures, is managed smartly sufficient that it’s all however imperceptible within the automotive. And the brand new automotive’s dramatically faster steerage made tight curves some distance much less paintings to navigate.

The brand new GS supplied with LDHS (Lexus Dynamic Coping with Device) used to be even higher — the lively steerage and rear-wheel steerage mix to make the efficient steerage ratio even faster, and therefore supplied, the GS feels much more lithe. In fast transitions, you’ll be able to really feel the rear-wheel steerage a part-beat at the back of, however such prerequisites are not likely in the actual global. The device is, like Infiniti’s, just about clear. The LDHS automotive used to be additionally supplied with upgraded brake pads, that have been relatively much less grabby than the bottom pads and allowed higher modulation.

It will have to be stated that either one of the automobiles we drove wore summer time tires (235/forty five-YR18 Dunlop SP Game Maxx tires at the base GS; Bridgestone Potenza RE050As in 235/50-YR19 and 265/35-YR19 at the LDH-supplied automotive.) All-season tires, on eighteen-inch wheels, shall be same old.

LESSONS FROM THE GERMANS Sadly, no one’s best possible, and the GS isn’t, both. Our first, and largest, grievance used to be already addressed: that of the exhausting-to-use mouse pointer for the infotainment device. Additional, it kind of feels that Lexus has discovered a couple of classes imitating the Germans, and admittedly, they might were at an advantage ignoring them.

First up is the BMW-taste flip sign stalk (the stalk all the time returns to the middle moderately than staying the place you left it; a pc controls the cancel serve as). The GS’ leader engineer defended the device pronouncing that Ecu consumers need it, however we discover typical flip signs paintings higher — particularly in terms of Lexus’ first try: the GS forces you to actuate the flip sign within the flawed course to cancel a sign. (BMWs now can help you cancel via actuating the transfer in the similar path.)

2d is the rotary force mode selector. At the floor, customizing the riding revel in turns out like a good suggestion, however BMW discovered a whilst again that many purchasers are perplexed through the loads of possible choices presented by way of their chassis setup techniques — and dumbed them right down to only a few modes. Up to date BMWs can also be installed Convenience, Standard, Game, or Game Plus modes (and, technically, DTC/TRAC, which reduces traction keep an eye on intervention, and DSC Off, which turns balance keep an eye on off.)

The GS follows a equivalent technique, providing Eco, Commonplace, Game, and Game+ modes. The issue is that there’s now not just about sufficient of a distinction among the modes. Paying additional shut consideration, shall we slightly determine a distinction in journey high quality or frame regulate among Standard and Game+, and we suspect Lexus consumers may even by no means understand – and can finish up ignoring the button.

And that leads us to the large query: WILL THE GS CHANGE LEXUS?

All the way through this preview, more than one Lexus staffers, together with the GS’ leader engineer, hinted that it’s this automotive’s project to switch Lexus’ public belief. It sounds as if, Toyota has learned that Lexus automobiles don’t in most cases attraction to the similar fanatic crowd that lusts after its German competition. Upping the efficiency recreation, the corporate thinks, will amendment this.

I’m now not positive I agree. The BMW five-collection is the efficiency benchmark on this phase, however the purposes pass some distance deeper than a 528i’s functions. They transcend a 550i’s functions, too. Or even an M5’s. The five-collection is the automobile to overcome since the corporate’s entire id is wrapped round motive force involvement, pushing the efficiency envelope, and creating new applied sciences. That’s

NHTSA presentations off prototype that might save you under the influence of alcohol riding

NHTSA presentations off prototype that might save you under the influence of alcohol riding

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NHTSA is previewing a set of protection gadget to stop under the influence of alcohol riding fatalities thru an initiative referred to as the Motive force Alcohol Detection Gadget for Protection software.

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype

2016 Chevrolet Camaro prototype
We check pressure the 2016 Chevy Camaro at Detroit’s IndyCar race path. It is lighter, faster, and indisputably higher.

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