Suzuki presents the new VITARA HYBRID 1.5 140V, the latest evolution of the model that inaugurated the compact SUV category in Italy in 1988. This version brings the 1.5 140V hybrid engine to its debut, alongside the popular 1.4 48V variant. The new propulsion system blends the adventurous spirit of the original VITARA with the needs of today's motorists, who are increasingly attentive to efficiency and respect for the environment, as well as comfort and performance. With this new model, the electrification process of the Suzuki range, which began in 2016 with the Baleno Hybrid, has come to completion and enters a new phase. The Suzuki hybrid 140 Volt technology that debuts with VITARA HYBRID 1.5 140V will play an increasingly important role in the near future and will also be offered on other models, allowing to comply with the increasingly stringent European regulations on emissions. VITARA HYBRID 1.5 140V is only available with AGS automatic transmission, both with front-wheel drive and 4x4 AllGrip all-wheel drive and is offered in the only exclusive Starview trim.
2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT Design Preview
Ranger MS-RT showcases stunning motorsport-inspired style, with a premium specification and unique details including a bespoke front fascia, 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels and muscular bodykit inspired by Ford’s World Rally Championship-winning partner M-Sport. Derived from the high-series Ranger Wildtrak, Ranger MS-RT retains that model’s generous equipment levels, one-tonne payload, four-wheel drive and choice of Super Cab or Double Cab body styles. The Bi-turbo 213 PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine delivers 500 Nm of torque, driving through an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission shared with the Ford Mustang sports car.
Porsche takes the new 911 GT3 off the leash. The seventh edition of this high-performance sports car was also developed in close collaboration with Porsche Motorsport. It transfers pure racing technology into a production model even more consistently than ever before: the double wishbone front axle layout and sophisticated aerodynamics with swan neck rear wing and striking diffuser originate from the successful GT race car 911 RSR and the 375 kW (510 PS) four-litre six-cylinder boxer engine is based on the drivetrain of the 911 GT3 R, tried and tested in endurance racing. The acoustically impressive, high-revving engine is also used practically unchanged in the new 911 GT3 Cup. The result is a brilliant driving machine: efficient and emotional, precise and high-performance – perfect for the circuit and superb for everyday use.
When the Alpine A480 is on the track contesting a round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, it is out of the engineers’ sight, especially at Le Mans where the circuit exceeds 13 kilometres in length. Yet nothing of the car’s performance escapes them thanks to the 2,000 or so items of telemetry data that are transmitted to the pits in real time! Thomas Tribotté, Alpine Elf Matmut Endurance Team Race Engineer, explains how managing this data can lead to a successful race and even victory.