In April, Volkswagen presented the latest evolutionary stage of the sixth generation of Polo. Now comes its sportiest version: the new Polo GTI. The bearer of the legendary acronym spearheads the Polo segment in terms of performance, technology and sportiness. The powerful TSI engine and sports chassis, tailored specifically to the Polo GTI, transform the best-selling compact car into a dynamic, four-door sports car, which also allows semi-automated driving as an option for the first time in a Polo GTI. A host of the latest generation of assistance systems guarantee even greater comfort and safety for all passengers.
2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Driving Video
The Discovery Sport of the 2021 year reaches a new dimension in terms of the digital experience. Because the equipment of the series now includes the ultra-modern Pivi-Infotainment system, which was first seen in the new Land Rover Defender. Pivi is ready for use right from the start - its own battery and a separate data plan ensure immediate operation, and there is almost no need to boot the system. The integrated data connection enables free software updates "over-the-air" at any time, whereby the updates can be started at the right time as required. In this way, users of the Discovery Sport always have the latest data for maps, apps or the vehicle system - without having to visit the workshop. The backbone of the infotainment system is a new, high-performance electronic vehicle architecture. In Discovery Sport there is infotainment either as a Pivi version or - from the Discovery Sport S - as an even more extensive Pivi Pro.
The LC 500 Convertible may be based in part on the LC 500 coupe, but it is no mere crop-topped replica. Considerable driving evaluation and analysis went into crafting unique driving qualities that give the vehicle its own athletic identity to offer impressive performance that remains true to its convertible design. Enhancing structural rigidity was high on the list of objectives. Engineers went to work crafting an all-new torsion box at the rear, which, when paired with a new suspension tower brace and V-brace, help provide enhanced rigidity, handling stability and linear responsiveness. Chassis rigidity is further enhanced with the relocation of various structural braces, which includes additional gusseting at the bottom of both the A and B pillars. Laser Screw Welding and the use of high-tensile-strength steel through the structure also aids in chassis reinforcement. Careful attention was given to the LC Convertible’s suspension, which is tuned specifically to complement the subtle changes in weight between the coupe and convertible. From its dampers and coils, to its bushings and the unique Yamaha Performance damper placed transversely at the rear, the Convertible’s specially-designed components are designed to help ensure comfortable, yet sharp, road-going performance. A reduction of un-sprung weight in the front suspension improves the overall stroke, and weight is also reduced in the rear with the use of lightweight die-cast aluminum for the construction of the suspension tower brace.
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).