Incomparably fast, light, extreme. With its Bugatti Bolide1 presented a few weeks ago, the French luxury brand is once again pushing the boundaries of what is physically possible. Never before has Bugatti designed such an uncompromising vehicle, focused solely on the race track. The Bugatti Bolide serves as an experimental design study and a carrier of technological expertise: designers and engineers created and developed the real, drivable concept vehicle in less than one year, using new materials and manufacturing processes that were proven to be reliable with both real and virtual testing laps. They simulated maximum loads, acceleration times and lap times in the virtual environment.
FCA Replay December 4, 2020
"FCA Replay" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at FCA. The top stories for the week of December 4, 2020, include the Ram Truck brand captures the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year award, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and Ram 1500 are named Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy award winners and the Jeep® brand partners with LEGO Group to introduce a new, one-of-a-kind LEGO Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.
In its creation, the team of Abarth engineers and designers drew inspiration from the 1964 model, the “Cinquino” tuned up as a 695 Esseesse with its displacement raised to 690 cc and 38 hp so it could achieve 140 km/h, designed for everyday use and as a sporty city car, but aimed at those who were seeking the best performance on everyday roads, and produced in only 1,000 units. In addition, the “mean little Scorpion” stood out for its distinctive badges with the monogram "SS" in capital letters on the bonnet and "esseesse", all in lower case on the dashboard. And it was immediately a success for fans of Italian sportiness. In the design of the new Abarth 695 Esseesse, the goal was to improve performance further in terms of acceleration and handling. The research therefore drove at a reduction in weight, a different balance and attention to the aerodynamics. As well as marking out the new 695 Esseesse from an aesthetic point of view, the new doubly hunched aluminum bonnet reduces the weight by 25% compared to a normal bonnet, and combined with the adoption of the Akrapovič exhaust and other targeted interventions, has reduced the car’s overall weight by 10 kg compared to an Abarth 595 Competizione. This distinctive feature is joined in the rear by the “Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile”. As well as marking out its style, all these elements have improved performance, for example: on the quarter-mile (400 m), the 695 Esseesse manages to reach the finish line 1/10th of a second faster than the Competizione version.
Land Rover Classic is building 25 adventure-ready Defender Works V8 Trophy vehicles in 2021, paying tribute to the iconic 4x4’s enduring expedition legacy Works V8 Trophy purchase includes entry to an exclusive Land Rover Trophy adventure competition at Eastnor Castle, the spiritual home of Land Rover testing and development Each Works V8 Trophy re-engineered by Land Rover Classic features a 405PS 5.0-litre petrol V8 powertrain, eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, uprated brakes and handling kit Choice of 90 and 110 Station Wagon body designs available, finished in unique Eastnor Yellow paintwork with Narvik Black details and body-colour heavy-duty steel wheels Additional all-terrain equipment includes front winch, multi-point expedition cage, roof rack, underbody protection, A-bar, raised air intake, spotlights and mud-terrain tyres Interior features full black Windsor leather trim, including Recaro sports seats with contrasting yellow stitch detailing, plus Land Rover Trophy clock face by Elliot Brown