Much of Spain has been collapsed by the snowfalls caused by the storm Filomena, but weather conditions similar to those we are experiencing these days are normal in other countries in Northern Europe. In them, drivers continue to circulate with their vehicles thanks to winter tires, so we wanted to discover some of their characteristics that allow them to have grip even in the most extreme conditions. There is a tendency to think that winter tires are specifically designed for driving in extreme snow conditions, however, they really are tires for driving in cold conditions. Its performance is better than that of summer tires on any surface with temperatures below 7ºC, temperatures that we easily find in peninsular winters.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA - Design highlights
Sauber is one of the few Formula 1 teams to have its own wind tunnel. The facility, located in Hinwil, Switzerland, is one of the most efficient in Europe and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. For Alfa Romeo, the advantages of working with Sauber lie in the rapid production of prototypes and ultimately the series production of these components. The new aerodynamic components for the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm models are manufactured by Sauber from carbon fiber. They include the front bumper, side skirts, diffuser, rear spoiler on the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA and the large rear wing on the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm. The aerodynamics of the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTAm can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of different drivers thanks to the manual adjustment options for the front splitter and rear wing. The result is a stunning automobile, both aesthetically and in terms of performance. The engine of the two special models is a V6 biturbo gasoline engine with a displacement of 2.9 liters, made almost entirely of aluminum. With an output of 397 kW (540 hp), it enables acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds with Launch Control switched on.
The Tiguan was given an update back in autumn 2020 and now it is the turn of the long-wheelbase version: revised design, new control and assist systems, new premium features such as interactive IQ.LIGHT LED matrix headlights and touch panels to control the standard automatic air conditioner take the Tiguan Allspace to the next level. Currently, more than every second Tiguan (55 percent) that rolls off the production line worldwide has a long wheelbase. The XL version of the Tiguan Allspace can, upon request, be fitted to become an SUV with seven seats or boast 1,920 litres of storage space. Pre-sales start in the next few weeks. In Germany, it is available in the new specification packages Life, Elegance and R-Line.