An array of sensors integrated on the vehicle make the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID one of the easiest and safest to live with in daily life. Highlights include Travel assist, Side and Exit assist, Emergency assist, Predictive ACC and exit warning. The technology mix delivers high levels of safety, but systems are integrated to bring convenience without the feeling of control being taken away from the driver. An important consideration in a CUPRA, a brand where the driver’s needs are a central priority. The result is a vehicle that can meet the dynamic needs of the CUPRA brand, while providing the safety standards demanded by the market.
Rauno Aaltonen, the classic Mini and a speedy Christmas present - A MINI Christmas fairy tale from the Finnish forests
What could give a world-famous rallying legend a pre-Christmas joy at the end of a year dominated by lockdown? MINI had an idea: Rauno Aaltonen, winner of the 1967 Monte Carlo Rally in a classic Mini, was surprised in his Finnish homeland with a festive greeting on four wheels. He is known around the world as the “rally professor”, but too much theory eventually spoils even the happiest of experts. Rauno Aaltonen had to spend the past eight months at home in his Finnish homeland due to the applicable lockdown regulations. No excursions on the rally slope, no trial of strength in historical races, no practical courses with racing enthusiastic students. Aaltonen is now 82 years old, but the tingling sensation in his gas foot has never subsided, and his impressive level of fitness still allows him to grapple with the steering wheel. Never before, he says, has he had to do without driving for as long as in the pandemic year 2020. And, no, he was really not made for retirement
Electric mobility is becoming dynamic and fascinating, as the Audi e-tron GT proves. The four-door coupé, which will be introduced in the market as an RS model at the same time, reinterprets the classic idea of the gran turismo: Its design is highly emotional, the technology revolutionary. Two powerful electric motors provide confident electric all-wheel drive and stunning road performance.
From 14 to 16 May, at the Paul-Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, the young talents of the Italian F4 Powered by Abarth Championship will return to the track. Up to thirty-seven cars will open the eighth season of the ACI Sport preparatory series, the 'oldest' of the series created by the International Automobile Federation in 2014. Once again, the 1400cc T-Jet 414TF engine and 160 CV will accompany the young drivers, many of them get into a car for the first time. The technical package, consisting of a Tatuus chassis, an Abarth engine and Pirelli tires, has been very successful over the years, ensuring safety, performance and reliability. For all these reasons, the Italian championship continues to be a benchmark in the world of motorsports. Once again in 2021, it will feature a record starting grid championing the universal spirit of the championship. Eighteen countries will be represented in the first race of the season, with drivers from four different continents. Twelve teams will compete for the title in the seven scheduled rounds, at the Le Castellet, Misano Adriatico, Vallelunga, Imola, Red Bull Ring, Mugello and Monza circuits, with the season finale scheduled for October 29-31, 2021.