2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R review

2017 Mercedes-AMG GTR photo

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.

2017 Maserati Quattroporte review

2017 Maserati Quattroporte photo

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.

2017 Maserati Quattroporte back photo

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.

2017 Maserati Quattroporte interior photo

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.

2019 Apple electric car project

2019 Apple new Car photo

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.

2019 Apple new Car Icar photo

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.