The technological progress in the area of aerodynamics is particularly apparent. It is the first time that a suspended rear wing has been fitted on a Porsche series production car. Its swan-neck mounting is used in a similar form in the GT racing car 911 RSR and the one-make cup racing car 911 GT3 Cup. Since two aluminium brackets now hold the wing element from above, the airflow can pass undisturbed across the underside, which is aerodynamically more sensitive. This new design led to a reduction in the flow losses and not only increased the downforce, but also resulted in well-balanced negative lift conditions together with many other detailed measures. “We developed the aerodynamics of the new 911 GT3 in around 700 simulations. We spent more than 160 hours fine-tuning the car in the wind tunnel,” explains aerodynamics engineer Mathias Roll.
New Lexus LC Cabriolet - Exterior Design
The already extensively equipped LC Cabriolet can optionally be further upgraded. There is a choice of a touring package with forged 20-inch light-alloy wheels, semi-aniline leather seat covers, Mark Levinson premium surround sound system and head-up display, and a performance package with Torsen limited slip differential, high-performance rear lateral dampers and carbon-fiber entry sills. In the Limited Edition "Regatta" the touring package is already included; 21-inch wheels and the carbon sill trim are also included. The model's maritime character is underlined by an exterior paint finish in Stratus blue, the navy-blue soft top and a predominantly white semi-aniline leather interior including a white leather steering wheel.
Alpine is arguably the epitome of French motoring, building on remarkable victories throughout its history. It is a brand with heritage and pedigree. It is also a factory with highly skilled specialists manufacturing the A110 in Dieppe. Renault Sport Cars comprises a team of 300 people who are masters at developing sports cars. They gave Groupe Renault iconic products such as the R5 Turbo, Clio V6, Megane RS Trophy and the new Alpine A110. Renault Sport Racing, with its eponymous F1 team, gathers 1,200 people who develop the “grand complication watches of motorsport” with some of the best aerodynamicists, mechanics and powertrain engineers. F1 is also a huge marketing platform with half a billion fans worldwide, thus representing a unique opportunity to enhance Alpine’s branding globally. Alpine will also leverage the scale and capabilities of Groupe Renault and the RNM Alliance including technology with the Alliance EV-native platform, a global manufacturing footprint, a powerful purchasing arm ensuring optimum cost competitiveness, a global distribution network and RCI Bank and Services. The clear objective is to be profitable in 2025 including investment in motorsport.
Nissan customers can now ask Alexa to start, lock and unlock their vehicles with a simple request like “Alexa, start my car.” Alexa is Amazon's intelligent voice AI, ubiquitous in homes around the world. Nissan is the first automaker to work with Amazon on new features that leverage Alexa's new Connected Vehicle Skills API, making it more direct and easier for customers to control vehicle functions with Alexa.The system requires a select Nissan vehicle from 2016 through today, equipped with NissanConnect Services, and an Alexa-enabled home device. The NissanConnect Services “Skill” update is automatically available immediately, and at launch includes the capability to start, lock and unlock your vehicle. Additionally, households with multiple Nissans can personalize the names of each of them and use the name to direct the request; for example, “Alexa, lock Wyatt's car.” Customers now also have the ability to maintain multiple vehicles on the same account; for example: “Alexa, start my Rogue” and, “Alexa, start my TITAN.”