It's been around for some weeks but always nice to watch. It's also worth to notice how VW is showing their prototypes, they are much less secretive than some years ago.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
The video has some shots comparing the conventional Laguna and the 4RD version. Also very cool to see the rear wheels steering.
Recently CAR magazine reported that at a press presentation Renault brought a Porsche Boxster and showed that in a slalom test the 4RD Laguna was faster than the Porsche. Brilliant stuff! Update: another magazine, a Spanish one, also witnessed the Laguna-Boxster comparison. However, frequent readers of auto-future already knew Laguna's greatness since May.
Monday, September 17, 2007
This nice video shows the IQ concept without (yet) information on its possible electric drive. But there is also info from Toyota that the next step for the Prius is to go beyond 30km in electric-only range. Current prototypes being tested in Japan and France have a 10km electric range.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
So we wish for some not-skinny tyres, something normal as in other cars. Also we wish for more steering feel, less body-roll, less weird interior design. So not difficult stuff to master, basically make it more appealing for common folks that like cars. And why not make good use of the batteries weight in the new platform to lower the centre of gravity and improve weight distribution. I always thought that if one is going to put heavy batteries on a car then place it in the better possible way to improve handling. Now the plug-in part… NiMH or Li-ion… 12km full electric range or more… please make it happen!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
… or business as usual. But Audi started pushing the engine back for better weight distribution and bigger wheelbase and also started delivering more power to the rear wheels. And that has improved the car although not enough. Maybe in the next generation they start sending all the power to the rear wheels and making a proper sports-luxury RWD platform. But notice how the S5 wobbles on track, some better damping could help.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Very close to presentation of this monster rumoured to have in excess of 570hp. Expect the Avant version to be shown in Frankfurt. Are we on the verge of an insane power war?...the power war has been on for years, but close to 600hp in this type of car is insane.