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.
Powerful, advanced and versatile - the new Kia Sorento
Powerful, advanced and versatile - the fourth generation of Kia's flagship SUV is ready for anything everyday life throws at it. The Sorento is the centerpiece of Kia's revitalized SUV model lineup, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage, setting standards in space, efficiency and quality. The Sorento's redefined exterior design - sharper contoured lines, high-tech details and elongated proportions - gives it a more confident and mature road presence. The cabin boasts new, premium materials, cutting-edge infotainment technologies and exciting design. The new Sorento is the first vehicle based on the new-generation midsize SUV platform developed by Kia. Combined with a larger body that maximizes cargo space, the Sorento becomes one of the most versatile and spacious three-row SUVs on the road.
With a time of 7: 40.748 minutes, the new Audi RS 3 sedan is the fastest compact model on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In June, Frank Stippler, racing and development driver Audi Sport improved the previous lap record in this class by 4.64 seconds. Above all, the torque splitter with its fully variable torque distribution on the rear axle contributed to the successful record drive - Vorsprung durch Technik. The setup is completed by the semi-slick tires from the Pirelli P Zero “Trofeo R” brand, available for the first time ex works, the 19-inch ceramic brake system at the front and the RS sports suspension plus with adaptive damper control. It adapts each damper individually and permanently to the road conditions, the driving situation and the mode selected in Audi drive select. Two setups for different racetracks are stored in the RS Performance mode - on the one hand, a comfortable set-up for uneven tracks such as the Nordschleife, where it is important to minimize large vertical excitations while maintaining high lateral dynamics, and on the other hand, a sporty setup for flat racetracks such as the Hockenheimring. With the ceramic brake system and the adaptive chassis, the legendary five-cylinder high-performance engine in the RS 31 delivers a top speed of 290 km / h - the best value in the segment. And even with an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds, the RS 3 is top of the class.
Animated by a 580 horsepower V8 engine, they will speed along on 21-inch wheels, the largest sizes within this range. The hood of the Ghibli, already considered one of the most beautiful sedans ever, will boast two supplementary air vents, which relieve the heat whilst bustling a gritty roar. The lateral air vents, on the other hand, are bordered in red and wield the Trofeo name. The interiors are to be wrapped in full-grain Pieno Fiore natural leather and, just like the exteriors, they will boast 100% carbon-fibre inserts: Ghibli and Quattroporte in their Sunday best. Even the infotainment is new: a processor that’s four times as powerful, screen resolution that’s ten times better and a memory with twice the capacity of the previous version. This new system, featuring a high-resolution screen similar to a tablet, will render the user experience much more enjoyable, complete and customisable. The Italian flag will embellish the central pillar and, for their official launch, the Quattroporte model will be green, white Levante and red Ghibli. Because these superheroes are Made in Italy. Furthermore, Levante Trofeo, has been restyled with new rear lights, a new infotainment system and new design features. The Trofeo collection is not just about innovation for Maserati; it is about surpassing preconceptions and expectations. Superlative in every way, Trofeo redefines what a sedan and a SUV can be.