Did you know that your vehicle’s exhaust can be a source of energy that you can use to improve your cars efficiency? New concept? Nope, turbochargers have been doing it for years. What a turbocharger does is use the exhaust gas to drive a fan that pushes additional outside air into an engine. More air (technically oxygen) means stronger explosions that drive the pistons. This makes more power. Turbochargers are very common today on everything from sports cars to large diesel trucks.
The Japanese firm YGK recently unveiled a hybrid powertrain that uses exhaust gases to spin a turbine that generates electricity, just like an alternator does. In this YGK embodiment, the exhaust turbine-generator charges up a “super-capacitor”. In theory, an exhaust turbine-generator could be used to charge a battery pack but for instantaneous use, a large capacitor could be used also.
Are open-top cars really more fun to drive? It depends but open-top speed cars definitely are! Thus, when it comes to the A 45, CLA 45 and GLA 45 AMG, performmaster is lifting the voluntary 250 kph speed limit with the PEC Vmax-Module. “This new development is our perfect tool to accelerate all AMG A-class variants to 280 kph,” says an enthusiastic Udo Heinzelmann. Customers get 30 kph more at only € 1790 – quite a bargain, isn’t it?
That it is possible to transform a retro-look US car into a (thoroughly positively meant) “exotic vehicle” only by wrapping has been proven without any doubts by HplusB-Design in Monheim on Rhine by tuning this presented here Chrysler 300C CRD Touring in SRT design. For the very enthusiastic Rhinelanders, car wrapping, window tinting, car tuning and advertising techniques are daily bread.
Since the presentation of an amazing bodywork for the Model S, LARTE Design has been recognized as official part of the Tesla world. Now, the premium tuner’s white Elizabeta car is even on display at the summit of the Tesla Motor Club in Santa Clara, California, from July 10-12. Participants have the opportunity to take part in networking activities, discussions with EV experts and other compelling events. And of course, they can catch up on the latest tuning possibilities of their Tesla Model S.
Aston Martin is revealing the DB9 GT – the luxury British sports car maker’s most compelling production ‘DB’ to date. Designed to offer the best of what DB9 can be, the new car delivers world-class grand touring and hand-built excellence.
Claiming the title of the most potent DB9 yet devised, by virtue of its uprated 6.0-litre V12 engine which now boasts 547 PS – the DB9 GT makes its public debut as part of Aston Martin’s impressive presence at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
From small cars to super sports cars, the current engine developer’s buzzword is ‘downsizing’. Increasingly sophisticated engineering is being used to ensure that fewer cylinders and less displacement still creates impressive power and torque, but with far lower fuel consumption and emissions.
The one obstacle to the total success of this strategy to maintain or even improve performance while lowering emissions is the inability to make an in-line four-cylinder engine sound interesting to the enthusiast. Turbocharged or not, a four-pot petrol motor
After 21 months of production, the final Porsche 918 Spyder came off the assembly line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen right on schedule. But the legacy of this technology pioneer will reach far beyond its production time. Future generations of sports cars will benefit directly from innovations found in the 918 Spyder.
The 918 Spyder was systematically developed to be a performance hybrid with plug-in technology. The hybrid super sports concept car made its debut at the 2010 Geneva International Motor Show where it was met with overwhelming approval. In the summer of
The 2015 Nissan Sentra is the top Compact Car in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study℠ (IQS), the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality. Sentra – also awarded an IIHS “Top Safety Pick” earlier this year – received the award yesterday at the Automotive Press Association (APA) Luncheon in Detroit. Additionally, the 2015 Nissan Quest earned the top spot in the Minivan segment.