Three, two, one - go! The ŠKODA AFRIQ could start immediately on a special stage of the legendary Dakar Rally. The eighth ŠKODA student car is a spectacular rally version of the ŠKODA KAMIQ. The crossover model is thus serving as the basis for a trainee car for the first time. The experts from ŠKODA Motorsport were more involved in the development of the ŠKODA AFRIQ than with any other student car. The project of the 25 trainees, including three women, pays homage to the roots and the original home of the 'Dakar' and at the same time refers to ŠKODA AUTO's responsibility for the Volkswagen Group's activities in North Africa.
The Range Rover Evoque - The Engine
The P300e has been part of the Range Rover Evoque range since spring. Now Land Rover is once again making the engine range more modern and larger. Under the hood there are two further developed 2.0 liter four-cylinder diesels from the latest generation of Ingenium - both self-ignition engines are equipped with mild hybrid technology (MHEV). This comprises a belt-starter alternator and a battery unit so that energy normally lost during braking or deceleration can be fed back into the 48-volt battery. Thanks to recuperation, more power is available, for example for overtaking, while consumption is reduced. The Evoque's two new MHEV diesels are available with 120 kW (163 hp) or 150 kW (204 hp) - more powerful than the engines previously installed, but with even better values for CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The D165, for example, emits 131 grams of CO2 per kilometer, while the combined standard consumption is 100 kilometers from 5.0 liters. Also new in the 2021 Evoque model year is the 1.5-liter Ingenium three-cylinder gasoline engine, which was previously available as part of the P300e plug-in drive package and can now be ordered as the sole drive source. Classified as P160, the engine delivers 118 kW (160 hp) with a maximum torque of 260 Nm. The lightweight engine, which is available with front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, offers a successful balance of power and efficiency. CO2 emissions of the 1.5 liter three-cylinder gasoline engine are 152 g/km, while the combined standard consumption is 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers.
As the first pre-production F-150 Lightning trucks roll out of Ford’s new Rouge Electric Vehicle Center and demand soars for the all-electric truck, Ford today said it will increase investment and add jobs to boost production. Ford is investing an additional $250 million and adding 450 more direct jobs across the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, Van Dyke Electric Powertrain Center and Rawsonville Components Plant. The investment and added jobs will help increase production capacity to 80,000 trucks a year.
The naturally aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model, forms the centrepiece of a sports car that has been designed for maximum driving pleasure. The engine revs as high as 9,000 rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 80 PS, resulting in a weight-to-power ratio of 2.83 kg/PS. Maximum torque has been increased from 430 to 450 Nm. Among the striking features of the new, top-of-the-range 718 are the process air intakes behind the driver and passenger windows. The 718 Cayman normally has small side windows here. The new air intakes improve both the intake airflow and, at the same time, create a thrilling intake noise right next to the occupants' ears. The characteristic air intakes in front of the rear wheels have been retained and are used for engine cooling.