2018 Audi TT RS is coming to the U.S with a Five-Cylinder Engine

Audi will be unveiling the Audi TT RS in the spring of 2018 with a twist.

Audi’s sophisticated sports vehicle will surprise many Audi enthusiasts when they look under the hood. The upcoming 2018 Audi TT RS will contain a five-cylinder engine, bringing back an age-old Audi technology to a new generation.
The 5-cylinder engine car will dish out nearly 400 horsepower with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and will create an expected 354-pound feet of torque. With a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, car lovers will also have the opportunity to purchase fun add-ons to the already anticipated sports car.

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The 5-cylinder engine’s comeback will be admired by Audi’s loyal fan base who remember its astonishing performance at the 1976 World Rally competition and at Pikes Peak.  Audi will only be producing the TT RS as an all- wheel drive coupe with an estimated base price of $60,000.

One thing for sure, car enthusiasts are going to be thrilled to add this to their car collection.

Read more at http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2018-audi-tt-rs-coupe-first-drive-review

 

New Audi Shock Absorber System Will Put Audi on Top of its Competitors

Auto Suspension systems are continuously evolving with new upgrades released each year. The upgrades allow for continuous improvements in auto versatility which undisputedly improve driving comfort and reduce maintenance costs for the driver.

Audi is once again ready to make another impact in the Auto Industry by releasing an upgraded suspension system. Their upgraded suspension system will enhance vehicle safety with a unique 48-volt electrical shock absorber system.

Audi’s new shock absorber system prototype will be called “eROT” and will comprise electromechanical rotary dampers that’ll substantially reduce vehicle vibrations. It’ll soften the impact of every pothole, road bump, and curve by responding quickly to road surface irregularities and the driving style of the driver.

The “eROT” System contains another purpose than just reducing vehicle vibrations. The system has the ability to harness the kinetic energy created by the vibrations occurred during driving and turning that energy into electricity. This is made possible thanks to the lever arm that absorbs the motion of the wheel carrier which transmits this force towards metal gears connected to an electric motor.

The “eROT” Shock Absorber System will enable energy recuperation, which will allow the driver to save fuel and have a second source of electricity for the vehicle.

But what the eROT Shock Absorber System is truly capable of is revolutionizing the possibilities of Audi’s future car models. This radical new suspension system is certainly plausible since many of Audi’s upcoming car models will utilize a 48-volt battery.

The prototype’s test results are promising thus far, exciting many car enthusiasts who are excited to learn what else Audi has up its sleeves.

Maserati: Pricing and Resale

Much has been said as of late about the pricing and resale value of Maserati. Some sellers have been grousing about how little they’re able to get out of their old Maserati. There has been some discussion that the quality of Maseratis has gone down in recent years, and the reviews haven’t been kind. Some have even referred to it as a glorified Chrysler, which will undoubtedly do the car no favors.

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Curiously, Harold Wester, the head of Maserati thinks that perhaps jacking up the pricing might be key to losing Maserati’s perceived tarnished status. His thinking suggests that perhaps people would take the Maserati more seriously if they had to pay more for the car.  Wester proposes an incremental price increase over a few years’ time.

Audi: Ready for Takeoff with the Virtual Cockpit

To say what Audi is doing for driving technology is ‘astonishing’ is an understatement. One only has to sit in the driver’s seat and look past to the steering wheel to see something truly amazing, and that’s a reimagined dashboard which Audi calls the Virtual Cockpit. This cockpit, which will be available in the 2017 A4, Q7, and R8 cars, boasts a 12.9″ high screen, which has three separate and distinct modes.

audi-ready-for-takeoff-with-the-virtual-cockpitThe Classic Mode includes the basic speedometer and tachometer as well as car status information. The Infotainment Mode includes the navigation system, telephone, the Audi connect system, music track information, cover art, and Google maps. The third mode, which is called the Sports Mode, includes a larger tachometer and speedometer, gear selection, and lap timer, allowing for a superior sports driving experience.

Each of these modes are highly customizable to enhance the driving experience and are controlled by a joystick-like rotary controller. Adding to the experience is the ability to incorporate multi-touch gestures such as scrolling and zooming.

Jaguar: What a Concept

Jaguar never ceases to impress through innovation, and the proof of their innovation comes in the form of a truly amazing car. Project C-X75’s sleek design is truly a sight to behold, winning the Autoweek “Best in Show” award during the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Its exterior is made of carbon-fiber, making it lightweight and strong at the same time.jaguar

The innovation doesn’t stop there; the engine will allow the car to go from 0-60 mph in under three seconds, and from 0-100 mph in under six seconds. Going from 0 to 100 in under six seconds is nothing; this concept car reaches s
peeds of over 200mph. For those who are concerned about its environmental impact, the C-X75 will emit CO2 at less than 90 g/km, which is substantially less than most U.S. cars which are usually in the 120-150 range. This is all made possible by a hybrid engine.

Jaguar’s technology is truly a sight to behold.

Porsche’s New Redesigned 718 Boxster &Cayman

Porsche is doing more with less with their new 2017 Boxster and Cayman models and we love it.

When the rumors started floating around about Porsche’s possible move towards introducing turbocharged four-cylinder powered Boxster and Cayman models, car lovers were nervous.

The standard 6-cylinder engine inside the Porsche’s previous Boxster and Cayman models were so embraced that car lovers expected this move to be a downgrade from the 6-cylinder engine.

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However, Porsche’s new 2017 Boxster and Cayman models shift to a smaller turbocharged engine still delivers the top of the line power and torque that sports car customers expect, while also meeting toughening EPA regulations.

This shift towards a smaller, more efficient engine aligns the Boxster and Cayman with similar sports cars offered by Subaru and Volkswagen, without depreciating the elegance of driving a Porsche. Although the decrease in cylinders has created a less rich sound that sports car enthusiasts cherish, in high revs the richness is rediscovered.

Pricing on the 718 Boxster starts at $57,050, while the 718 Cayman begins at $53,900.

Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimresnick/2016/09/20/more-with-less-porsches-new-718-boxster-cayman/#6e3b378c6789

 

 

Apple Partners up with McLaren

Apple & McLaren are teaming up to transform the auto industry.

Apple, a leading technology giant, is planning a strategic mashup between McLaren and electric vehicle startup Lit Motors.

This partnership at first will confuse many, but Apple & McLaren share commonalities with one another. These two giants both lead their respective industries when it comes to designing and focusing on the customer experience.

Their interest lies in a startup that is developing an electric vehicle that looks like a mashup of a smart car and a motorcycle, which gives us a snippet of an upcoming revolutionary electric vehicle.

Apple’s shift into the Auto industry shows its push towards innovation. McLaren’s brand would offer key exposure for Apple’s possible auto platform.

The world will just have to wait and see what else Apple & McLaren have in store for the future.

Read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-21/apple-s-talks-with-mclaren-lit-motors-show-roads-to-car-product