Slovenian roads, despite the fact that we pay high fees for their maintenance at each vehicle registration, are more and more similar to Swiss cheese every day - full of holes. They affect not only our buttocks, but also our steel horse, and consequently our wallet. Since those responsible are not moved at all by our lamentations, it does not seem that the situation will soon turn for the better. At Ford, however, they seem to be listening to our pleas "let someone do something about these holes!" put a car on the road that simply skips potholes in the road. Ford’s 2017 Fusion S model boasts active suspension that detects a hole in the road in front of the car and shrinks the wheel shock absorber that will drive over the hole. With a car, we hardly feel when we "jump" over the hole. The question remains only how
The Renault factory team, which is returning to Formula One tracks this year, has unveiled the colors in which their race car will be clad this year. It was officially considered that this year's car will also be presented, but Renault later confirmed that it is only a presentation car, which is otherwise similar to the car they will compete with this year. As well, the presented color scheme may be changed by the first races. However, the French have confirmed the racing line-up, which, unlike the look and colors of the car, is unlikely to change. Jolyon Palmer will make his race debut with Kevin Magnussen, a former McLaren racer, in place of Pastor Maldonado. At the presentation, the team confirmed that Bob Bell will take over as technical director.
However, after several months of uncertainty and speculation, the French Renault has announced that it will return to Formula One constructors next season. Renault, which will no longer be just an engine supplier, will return to the caravan with the acquisition of the Lotus team, and details of the plans will be known early next year.
The national rally champion Aleks Humar has finished the preparation of the new Renault Clio R3T race car, and the first appearance of the best Slovenian rally driver is waiting for this weekend in Austria. The main focus of this season on the very strong Italian Clio R3T Cup. After several months of work, Aleks Humar, the national rally champion, finished his new Renault Clio R3T race car and also passed the first serious testing with it. A real test of the car, in which Humar will be accompanied this year by co-driver Florjan Rus, is waiting for an experienced racer from Idrija this weekend. The Slovenians will compete in the Rebenland Rally, the test of the Austrian National Championship and the Mitropa Cup near the Slovenian-Austrian state border in Styria, and then their attention will turn to the Italian part of the International Rhine Cup.
The refreshed ford ecosport was also presented in Geneva this time, although its presentation was carried out more quietly and without a large number of fanfare. The reason for the car's refresh lies in the relatively poor sales figures (about 18.000 units have been delivered to customers so far) in Europe, where six times more customers choose the bigger brother (the plague model)… The current European model owners will certainly not be happy about this update. ecosport, because we have received the current mild update after only one year of sales, but Ford thinks a little differently, because this model has been on the market since 2012. The good news for all previous owners of this compact SUV model is that the renovation of the ecosport implemented in a minimalist form, so the differences between the current and the new
The Volkswagen Sport Coupé Concept GTE had its world premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The avant-garde model heralds a new, progressive Volkswagen design language. "The Sport Coupé Concept GTE combines evolution and revolution. The basis is a much sharper Volkswagen design philosophy, which shows how impressively our group's most successful brand will design the near future," says Walter de Silva, chief designer of Volkswagen AG. Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer, Volkswagen's director of business development, adds: "The study is a stunning dynamic coupe like no other in this class. The exclusive sports car-style design is enriched with the added functionality of a large boot lid, and spacious
Renault has unveiled its V6 engine this year, which is expected to be very different from last year’s, as the French are expected to use most of the 32 allowed “tokens” for improvements. “We made some radical changes to try to improve the engine,” said Rob White, Renault’s chief technician. "The engine itself has a new combustion chamber and a different exhaust system. The turbocharger is more efficient and the energy recovery systems are more reliable and allow robust use. We've only improved the engine layout, making it easier to fit into the chassis. simplify many other systems and functions. In short, last year's and this year's engines have very few components in common, "White explained.
The last days of the expiring year were used by Rok Turk's team to test a new car, which they prepared together with the OPV team. Just like in the 2014 season, Rok will be chasing the Peugeot 208 R2 in the new high-ranking season. The race car was successfully tested in real winter conditions, on snow and low temperatures. The team expects similar conditions at the inaugural rally for the European Championship, the Jänner Rally in Austria, which will take place at the beginning of the second week in 2015, from 4 to 6 January. Rok will compete for points in the European Championship together with co-driver Blanka Kacin, and they will have the starting number 22 on their car. Http://youtu.be/t-u6sqqL128 Starting list for the Jänner rally: www.jaennerrallye.at/ uploads / media / Entrylist_ERC_Jaennerrallye_2015_
When Audi launched the first TT in 1998, it represented a minor design revolution. The second generation has become a kind of icon with a touch of racing spirit due to the generous use of light aluminum. With the third generation Audi TT, this is considered a modern classic vehicle, with top performance. Therefore, it is not surprising that the latest incarnation of TT was chosen for the new cup competition, which will take place as part of the races of the German DTM championship, the Audi TT Cup. The German company Quattro Gmbh will produce 24 Audi Sport TT Cup drills for the cup competition, 18 of which will be occupied by the best candidates of all who are willing to pay around 100.000 euros to enter a multi-level elimination process called "Challengers Welcome". The remaining six race cars will be i
The very successful Slovenian team Lema Racing and the well-known IK Sport are preparing an interesting cup competition in mountain speed races for this season together with the company Silux. The Silux Cup will comprise four races, which will also count as the Slovenian Mountain Speed National Championship, and the racers will compete in them with six Renault Clio Cups of two generations and two Škoda Fabia R2s. To prove themselves primarily to racers and not race cars, more powerful cars will be weighted down so that the weight-to-power ratio of all race cars will be the same. The praiseworthy enrichment of the Slovenian racing scene will also enjoy excellent media coverage, as Planet TV will prepare reports after each race with many footage from the track and race cars, numerous conversations with racers and not yet