Since the beginning of 2021, the Huracán EVO model range from Automobili Lamborghini has had an improved connectivity service offering that covers the areas of navigation, comfort, safety and entertainment. Thanks to the networking with the Unica app, the existing real-time traffic information from Lamborghini Connected is supplemented by new, worry-relieving services: vehicle search, vehicle status report and some geofencing functions such as remote speed warning and parking service alarm. In addition, "over-the-air" updates of the Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS) are now available. Lamborghini is the first automobile manufacturer to integrate extensive vehicle control with Amazon Alexa. In the Huracán EVO, the driver can control functions such as air conditioning and lighting as well as navigation, calls and entertainment simply by voice. The driver's attention is therefore always focused on the road. From model year 2021 onwards, Amazon Alexa and Android Auto will be added to the well-known Web Radio and Apple CarPlay functions of the Huracán EVO.
The new Porsche Taycan - Unique interior design
Clearly structured and with an entirely new architecture, the cockpit of the 2019 Taycan marked the start of a new era. The free-standing and curved instrument cluster forms the highest point on the instrument panel. This clearly emphasizes the driver's axis. Other elements include a central, 10.9-inch infotainment display and an optional display for the front passenger. The Taycan comes standard with partial leather upholstery and comfort front seats with eight-way power adjustment. Two trunks are available: The front compartment holds 84 liters, the rear up to 407 liters. Porsche is offering a completely leather-free equipment variant in the Taycan for the first time. Interior perimeters made of innovative recycled materials underscore the sustainability of the electric sports car.
Automobili Pininfarina has reached a landmark moment in the development of its new Battista, as the pure electric hyper GT completed its first high speed test programme at the Nardò Technical Centre in Italy. The successful test marks the beginning of the next chapter in the development programme of the most powerful Italian sports car ever produced. This will see nine test and validation versions of the pure- electric Battista driven on public roads and in private test facilities to fine-tune, validate and homologate its bespoke chassis settings, advanced torque vectoring system and unique sound experience. Test Driver and Vehicle Dynamics Manager Georgios Syropoulos concluded a series of dynamic tests at the world-famous proving ground, including sprints around the circular banking of the 12.6 km Nardò- ring and laps of the twisting 6.2 km handling track.
Aerodynamics isn’t just the means to an end in the e-tron GT but rather an important design feature. The design of the e-tron GT with its drag coefficient of 0.24 looks as if it was shaped by the wind – and it is. It was developed in close collaboration between designers and aerodynamics engineers. The air inlets in the lower section in the front play an important role. The upright air curtains on the outside guide the air into the wheel arches in such a way that it flows close to the wheel and then along the side. Most rims feature light blades that are just 2 to 3 millimeters (0.08–0.12 in) thick. This covering further increases the aerodynamic efficiency.