Much of Spain has been collapsed by the snowfalls caused by the storm Filomena, but weather conditions similar to those we are experiencing these days are normal in other countries in Northern Europe. In them, drivers continue to circulate with their vehicles thanks to winter tires, so we wanted to discover some of their characteristics that allow them to have grip even in the most extreme conditions. There is a tendency to think that winter tires are specifically designed for driving in extreme snow conditions, however, they really are tires for driving in cold conditions. Its performance is better than that of summer tires on any surface with temperatures below 7ºC, temperatures that we easily find in peninsular winters.
The new Porsche 911 Turbo - The Design
The design of the 911 Turbo has become even more muscular. For the new chassis, the body above the front axle has been widened by 45 millimeters to 1,840 millimeters. The new hood with its distinctive beading underlines the sporty look. LED main headlights with PDLS Plus light up the road ahead as standard. At the rear axle, the body now measures exactly 1.90 meters in width (plus 20 millimeters). A further distinguishing feature of the new 911 Turbo is the enhanced adaptive aerodynamics with controlled cooling air flaps in the front, a larger active front spoiler and a significantly larger variable rear spoiler. Process air instead of cooling air is drawn in via the typical 911 Turbo air intakes in the rear side panels. The intercoolers are now located directly in the air flow under the rear lid. The continuous light strip with LED tail lights and the new louvered tailgate grille with silver trim round off the rear design. The two new options Lightweight Package and Sport Package further enhance appearance and performance. The lightweight package for the Coupé reduces the vehicle weight by 30 kilograms. This is made possible by lightweight full-body seats, the elimination of rear seats and reduced insulation, among other things. As a result, the engine sound reaches the driver's ear even more directly. The Sport package includes the 911 Turbo Sport Design package and other applications in black, carbon-fiber elements and exclusive design combination rear lamps.
The Bronco is back and ready for adventure. After 25 years, the Built Wild and always 4x4 SUV is rolling off the line at the Michigan Assembly Plant, which underwent a $750 million upgrade and added 2,700 jobs to get the job done. The all-new two-door and first-ever four-door Bronco models are now on the way to Ford dealerships nationwide.
The awards ceremony for the winners of the European and North American series of the Ferrari Challenge took place on Saturday evening after the victors were decided in the final round of the season at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli. There were two main changes to the 2021 edition of this event. Firstly, the physical and virtual setting in which it was held allowed all the drivers to take part, either live – in compliance with social distancing rules – or from home. Secondly, the evening also included the awards to the drivers who won titles in the season’s main Prancing Horse closed-wheel car championships. Enrico Galliera, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer, and Antonello Coletta, Head of Attività Sportive GT, attended the ceremony. The Ferrari Challenge Europe series honoured Emanuele Maria Tabacchi (Trofeo Pirelli), Frederik Paulsen (Trofeo Pirelli AM), Roger Grouwels (Coppa Shell), “Alex Fox” (Coppa Shell Am), Fabienne Wohlwend (Pirelli Ladies Cup) and Corinna Gostner (Shell Ladies Cup). The North American Ferrari Challenge North America series celebrated the triumphs of Cooper MacNeil (Trofeo Pirelli), Dave Musial (Trofeo Pirelli Am), Brad Horstmann (Coppa Shell), Justin Wetherill (Coppa Shell Am) and Eileen Bildman (Ladies Cup). Finally, the Ferrari Challenge UK featured category winners Lucky Khera (Trofeo Pirelli) and Jamie Thwaites (Coppa Shell). During the event, the dealers with the most points in the various national and continental series of the Prancing Horse one-make series received their respective Dealer Cups: Baron Motorsport (Ferrari Challenge Europe), Ferrari of Central Florida (Ferrari Challenge North America) and Graypaul Birmingham (Ferrari Challenge UK).