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Audi: The Inventor of the Year

Written for admin • May 26th, 2008 • Category: Curiosities, Technology, Last News

The German Audi has just received the award Inventor of the Year 2008, thanks to his innovative technology Audi Space Frame (ASF).
This has been the third edition of the award that grants the European Office of Patents to the companies that have had ideas that suppose “significant contributions” for the economic growth and the European competitiveness.
The system [...]



Innovation: automatic case

Written for admin • May 11th, 2008 • Category: Car parts, Curiosities, Last News

Covermatic throws this month a new accessory to protect the car: it is a question “of the only bedspread of cars impelled by an electrical engine Bosch”, as his manufacturer establishes, “that has laying manual and kept electrically”.
This cloth bedspread is of easy use since for his mechanism he avoids the big complications at the time of [...]



Audi presented a car of only one wheel

Written for admin • April 27th, 2008 • Category: Concept Cars, Curiosities, Last News

Audi Snook is a prototype designed by a German student who has gained the award Michelin Challenge Design Award 2008.
It is a question of a vehicle of the only wheel, which was presented in the Lounge of Detroit, and which by means of mechanical systems and of Artificial intelligence manages to balance not to fall down.
How does an object arrive of [...]



James Bond raises a Ford Ka

Written for admin • April 6th, 2008 • Category: Curiosities, Features, Ford, Last News

The managers of the company Ford, proprietress of Aston Martin, reached an agreement of approximately 18 million pounds sterling so that Ford Ka appears in the Bond movies.
The British actor Daniel Craig, who interprets to James Bond in the movies of the agent 007, will change the traditional Aston Martin into an ecological motorcar in [...]



The car to drive under the water

Written for adminFeb 3rd, 2008 • Category: Curiosities, Technology

It is still a real vehicle, in car stage concept, which already has name: Rinspeed sQuba, and it will appear officially in the next International Lounge of the Motorcar of Geneva, Switzerland, that will be done in next March.
The manager of this notable throwing is the Swiss company of design Rinspeed, company that became famous for his [...]



Rims for all the tastes

Written for admin • November 5th, 2007 • Category: Curiosities

Only two years ago 20 inches seemed too much, and now it is already something normal to find 22, 24 and 26 inches copies in any event tunero. In last edition of the SEMA (specializing lounge in tuning of The Vega) the principal manufacturers of the United States had in exhibition rims of 32, 34 and even 42 [...]



The 10 most sexy cars

Written for admin • July 22nd, 2007 • Category: Curiosities

The recognized North American magazine Road and Travel an article has published with the most sexy motorcars of all those who are commercialized in the United States. The ranking stays of the following way:

Chevrolet Corvette 2007
Dodge Charger SRT-8
Ford Mustang
Jaguar XKR
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mercedes SLK
Nissan 350Z
Porsche Cayman
Saturn Sky
VW Eos



A thermal shield to protect the engine

Written for admin • May 27th, 2007 • Category: Car parts, Curiosities

An element waited by many motorists: the thermal shield for the engine is already a reality and it is applied, in principle, to units diesel. It serves to isolate the excessive temperatures of the engine and also it protects any that one that opens the hood.
There is a very big danger in the most modern cars, the space is every [...]



Ford Mondeo to allergies test

Written for admin • May 27th, 2007 • Category: Curiosities, Ford

For any that one with problems of allergies, the spring and the summer they can turn into something very unpleasant. The dust and the pollen affect the sinus, eyes and ears, be already that you are inside or out of your motorcar. Many manufacturers have taken precautions to help to minimize the suffering of [...]



The Citroen of the future?

Written for admin • May 6th, 2007 • Category: Citroen, Curiosities

It would be a question of the new one 2CV. Citroën has not said anything on this matter on the model. This car would share his mechanical base with the C3 and C4, overcoming in price the first one and squashing in ugliness both, at least if the final product looks alike in something to the illustrations. Apparently, it will be necessary to wait [...]




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