Sales of 2017 new Porsche Panamera 2nd generation will start in the end of 2016, its price starts from 113,000 euros. The body design of the new car resembles its first generation, but now sports car has a body with more elegant look. Get the review (price, photo and specs) of 2017 Porsche Panamera with engine V6 or V8.
The interior of Porsche Panamera 2 impresses us with his current facilities. It is worth paying attention to the new panel with analog tachometer, next to which 2 color 7-inch display with various information for the driver. There is a 12.3-inch touch screen of the main multimedia complex Porsche Communication Management system on the panel. Touch control consoles are in the first and in the second row, they configure and manage the multimedia system, air conditioner, chairs of the first and the second row (heating, ventilation and massage) and others functions. The new car has got rid of many keys in the cabin.
At the heart of Porsche Panamera is the new 2nd generation MSB platform, it reduced car weight by 90-110 kg. This was made thanks to the use in the bodywork and chassis of ultra high strength steel, aluminum and composite materials. As a result, depending on the installed engine, type of drive and the presence of additional equipment, the weight of supercar is 1800-1900 kg.
Specs 2017 Porsche Panamera
The new sports car is equipped with one of two new turbo engines (V6 or V8). The modification Panamera S E-Hybrid has a hybrid engine in addition to a main one.
The engine power range is from 258 hp for the diesel version (3.0 L V6) to 562 hp for Porsche Panamera Turbo S (twin-turbocharged petrol engine V8). There is 8-speed two discs automatic transmission mounted only. The new car is available with two petrol and one diesel engines.
Basic versions of new Porsche Panamera have rear-wheel drive and powerful versions have all-wheel drive system.
New Ferrari GTC4 Lusso 2017 is next after Ferrari FF. The car will please wealthy fans Ferrari by salon which is able to take 4 people. And of course potential buyers will appreciate its technical specs: fantastic 690 hp V12 petrol engine (is described further in the review) and newest system all-wheel drive 4RM-S, which can cause the rear wheels to taxi up in corners. The price of new Ferrari GTC4Lusso in Europe ranges from 261 883 euro.
The new vehicle is a unique premium sportscar. It has all-LED headlamps which is similar to boomerangs, stylish marker lamps with original LED rings, a huge front bumper with wide air intake, a monumental rear bumper with diffuser as in real sports cars.
The interior has 4 sports seats with anatomical profile and a high central tunnel with comfortable armrests. Thus the interior is divided into separate cockpits. Once been behind the wheel of new GTC4 Lusso driver will feel himself like the owner of a true supercar.
The equipment includes:
- A sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles,
- An instrumental panel with a large dial on the center and two color displays (to provide complete information on the status of car systems),
- A climate control with RLFSoSe system (to prevent misting),
- A basic multimedia system with 12.3-inch touch screen (Apple CarPlay, 1.5 Ghz processor 6 CPU Jacinto, 2 GB of RAM, navigation with 3D maps, a rearview camera, settings for the climate control and front seats).
There is an individual 8.8-inch full HD and Full Touch screen for front passengers. The system can control an audio system and a climate control, display a tachometer and a speedometer, navigation maps and a route. So the passenger feels like a real steersman.
Specs of new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
There is a gasoline 6.3-liter V12 (690 hp 697 Nm) in the engine compartment. The 7-speed robotized gearbox has two clutch disks 7 F1 Dual-Clutch. The four-wheel drive has the proprietary system 4RM-S (rear-wheel drive thrusters). It also has the lateral skidding system Side Slip Control (SSC4), controlled by electronics differential E-Diff and adaptive SCM-E dampers that can change a degree of rigidity.
Speed characteristics of the shooting-brake Ferrari are very serious. GTC4 Lusso has speed-up from 0 to 100 km/h just in 3.4 seconds, from 0 to 200 mph in 10.5 seconds and its top speed is 335 km/h.
The stopping distance from 100 km/h to a complete stop is 34 meters. Carbon ceramic brakes with discs that have diameters 398 mm at the front and 360 mm at the rear slow down and stop the supercar weighing 1920 kg.
There are a lot of interesting to tell about this car in the review. New 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R is a real monster car with 585 hp V8 engine. Its price starts from $155-160 thousand. Engineers use the latest technology from the world of motorsport when working on them.
The body of the new sports coupe AMG GT R has improved aerodynamics. This is facilitated by the new false radiator grille with vertical webs and automatic shutters, bumpers with an additional front splitter and rear diffuser, door sills with aerodynamic elements, the rear anti wing. Also, there are active aerodynamics profile at the bottom of the car, which is made of carbon fiber and weighs 2 kg only. The profile starts to work at a speed of 80 mph, automatically moves downwards for 40 mm, and provides increased clamping force (up 40 kg) for the front axle when driving speed is 250 mph. Unique forged wheel disks made of aluminum, they have 10 spokes AMG Performance (front 10,0 J x 19 ET56 and back 12.0 J x 20 ET52). Sports car has low profile sporting tires Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 in size 275 / 35ZR19 at the front and 325/30 ZR20 at the rear. The car body painted unique enamel AMG green hell magno.
There are sport seats by AMG with manual adjustment and combination trim (Nappa leather and microfiber Dinamica) within the standard equipment. Of course there are such usual for premium cars things as a climate control, entertainment systems, electronic security systems in the interior. There are flawless assembly and decoration materials of the highest quality too.
The heart of the sports car is fantastic gasoline twin-turbo engine 4.0 liter V8 (585 hp 700 Nm) with two turbochargers (maximum pressure of 1.35 bar) and innovative coated cylinder liners Nanoslide, like car engines in Formula 1 (Mersedes AMG Petronas). The transmission is AMG Speedshift DCT, it has 7 gears. The car has rear drive. The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, the top speed is 318 km/h.
The most interesting thing in the new car is it’s an excellent handling, which is achieved due to the active control of the rear wheels. The system Active rear-wheel steering with two electric motors at speeds above 100 km/h turns the rear wheels by 1.5 degrees towards rotation of front wheels. And also there are a 3 stage ESP, AMG Traction Control with 9 modes, an electronic limited slip differential rear axle, a steering with variable characteristics, electronically controlled adaptive dampers and suspension components made of aluminum. The AMG Dynamic Select system helps the driver to change jobs almost all sites in the sports car. There is a choice of modes of Comfort, Sport, Sport Plus and Individual. If you press the “M” button on the panel, then the transmission will go into manual mode.
It must be said at the beginning of the review that the price of updated versions Maserati Quattroporte 6-th generation 2017 model year will be the same as the previous version. The present price is from 98,800 euros for the 275 hp Quattroporte Diesel engine up to 154,328 euros for 530 hp Quattroporte GTS in Europe.
The sports car body was upgraded, the front bumper was redesigned, the central air intake system and side air ducts changed location. The false-radiator grille became larger, there are active shutters in it, which have electronic control and are driven by an electric motor. A flat bottom, front and rear bumpers were modified. All these improvements made 10% better body aerodynamic than previous one had.
Inside the updated interior Maserati Quattroporte 2017 has an upgraded panel, the new multimedia system that supports CarPlay and Android Auto (8,4-inch color touch screen). There are also a lot of carbon details, new block climate control, transformed central tunnel with comfortable audio volume knob and some other features of the multimedia complex. This list can be substantially increased by ordering additional options.
Specs 2017 Maserati Quattroporte
Under the hood of the sports sedan can be mounted diesel engine or one of three gasoline engines. The transmission is 8 gearbox automatic ZF only. New Quattroporte has suspension which fully independent, with adaptive electronically controlled dampers Skyhook.
The production version of new Apple Car will appear in the 2019-2020 year, its price will be about $50.000. Apple Inc. has selected German BMW i3 as the basis for own new electric vehicle Applecar. There are some news, photo and specs about an autonomous gadget with wheels which is known as the Apple Electric Car Project Titan.
The name of the new Apple`s car direction is Project Titan. For working in the project not only Apple`s experts were involved, but also automotive engineers and designers, who previously worked in the famous automobile companies. Mainly Apple involved specialists who had experience in training car to move without driver. As the technical basis for the Apple Car was used BMW i3, which is the most modern and advanced version of the electric cars in our days.
Serial version of the 1st Apple Car (there will be a second and a third ones… similar to iPhone) is able to accommodate comfortably a driver and three passengers. There will be a big set of recent gadgets for them in Apple car interior (touch screens and panels, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, iPhone and IPad integration, etc.). There are inside no physical controls in the cabin, all functions can be controlled by touching the wrist monitors or hand`s wave. Apple Car can relocate itself with passengers and without them . If desired, the driver can deactivate the autopilot function.
Specs Apple Car
Electric car can be ordered with one or two electric engines (125-150 kW) and one of some battery variants (from 25 to 50 kWh). Depending on the installed battery and electric motor car will be able to overcome 125-250 miles without recharging. An electric charge can be filled out for 30 minutes on special stations or for about 8 hours in an usual home electrical network.