October, 2014 § Leave a comment
I know, this is a time for hi-tech hypersports cars like LaFerrari, McLaren P1, or Porsche 918. But, in my opinion, something more interesting is happening. Some future car are arriving to our shops. Cars that are hybrid, but more important, very light and aerodynamic. For example, the BMW i8. Or the 2014 Volkswagen XL1.
The XL Sport, is the sport version of XL1. 197 horsepower, a engine from a Ducati (bought by Audi recenlty), 0 a 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds! That’s because weighing 890kg, and having one of the best aerodynamics of any sports car, with a drag coefficient of 0.258.
Future cars that you can buy today.
July, 2013 § 1 Comment
Travel 100 kilometers on a single liter of fuel. That’s the Volkswagen promise for this car. Notice that is not a concept car, you can buy it.
To achieve that objective, the hybrid XL1 has as heart an 800-cc 2-cylinder diesel engine with 48-hp plus a 27-hp electric motor. And a light (<800kg) and aerodynamic body (0,18CX).
¿A piece of future?
September, 2012 § Leave a comment
Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York has a kind of sanctuary for the modern and contemporary art. They have a car collection… ¿Are you curious about which 6 cars were chosen by Moma? Some of them are obvious, but there is a lot of surprises… look!
1. Cisitalia “202” GT Car. 1946
2. Jeep Willys. 1953
3. Volkswagen Beetle. 1959
4. Jaguar E-Type Roadster. 1961
5. Ferrari Formula 1 Racing Car 641/2. 1990
6. Smart Coupé. 2002
August, 2011 § Leave a comment
Take a Type 1 Beetle and give it to a famous Italian automobile design company: Ghia. And give it to a german coachbuilder to built it…. u will get this really nice VW Karmann Ghia.
“The Worlds Slowest Sportscar’ came from Wilheim Karmann’s desire to manufacture a VW Beetle-based sports car. VW was unaware of the project’s existence until the day the first prototype was revealed to them, the same day Heinz Nordoff of VW Gmbh gave the go ahead to evaluate the coupe which, at that time, didn’t even have a name.
I post to u some nice old USA’s advertisement.
January, 2011 § Leave a comment
I love the new Scirocco, probably the hottest hatchback u can buy nowadays. But… man, the concept was better than the production car.
Watch the pics and say if i’m right. A very nice car, and as i said in other posts, sometimes u can get gorgeous cars without spending a lot of money.
As you can see in the photos, Volkswagen has chosen not to pursue a retro styled Scirocco, as Fiat 500, Mini or the renewed american muscle cars (Camaro, Mustang or Challenger). Instead we get a very nice concept, in a classic green snake colour as the formers Sciroccos.