The new Toyota Hilux, with numerous modifications and improvements in a myriad of elements, from the body to the engine through the chassis, equipment and infotainment technology. Thus, Hilux 2021 can now be purchased, in a pre-sale format until the first units reach the Spanish market at the end of the year or early 2021. The new Hilux, an extension of the success story of more than four decades that stars this pick-up thanks to its undeniable values of quality, durability and reliability, presents a renewed design, in which its new front panel stands out, the LED option for headlights and lamps, the new range of alloy wheels and, especially, the new Hilux INVINCIBLE version with an exclusive, powerful and robust image. Like the 2021 Land Cruiser, the new Hilux is powered by the new 150 kW / 204 hp 2.8D engine, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed Super ECT automatic transmission. This engine will coexist with the 110 kW / 150 hp 2.4D that Hilux has been running since 2016.
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The Toyota ProAce City Verso offers flexible passenger accommodation, with the option of three individual seats or a 60:40 split-folding bench in the second row. Both in long and short forms, a third row can be added, large enough and with slide-adjustment to accommodate adults in comfort. When three separate second row seats are specified, each one has Isofix child seat mounts - another unique-in-class feature. All passenger seats fold flat, including the front seat, to maximise load capacity and convenience.
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.
The CUPRA e-Racer, champion of the PURE ETCR (predecessor of the FIA ETCR) last year and the first electric racing car in the world, demands the maximum from the drivers. It weighs around 1,575 kilograms and its four electric motors allow it to develop a total power of 500 kW (680 hp), making it one of the most powerful racing cars in the world. With a maximum torque of 960 Nm, it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 270 km/h. Due to these characteristics, its handling is totally different from that of any other competition vehicle, to the point of being "brutal and incomparable", according to the CUPRA driver Jordi Gené. Jordi, who has been part of the development of the e-Racer since its inception, showed during the ETCR weekend at Jarama that experience on this circuit is key to obtaining the best results. The Spaniard got the pole position of the “Pool FAST”, the group in which he competed, achieving a best time of 1: 37.123.