Aston Martin DBS @ Milano Monza Open-Air Motor Show 2022
"Spontaneous response, lightning-fast revving and a unique sound - the heart of the Audi R8 is its naturally aspirated V10 engine. In the base unit, output increased from 397 kW (540 hp) to 419 kW (570 hp), while torque grew by 20 Nm to 560 Nm, available at 6,200 rpm. As a result, the Audi R8 V10 quattro accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds (Coupé) or 3.5 seconds (Spyder) and on to a top speed of 324 (322) km/h (124 mph). In the Audi R8 V10 performance quattro, the 5.2 FSI produces 456 kW (620 hp) instead of the previous 449 kW (610 hp), and its torque peaks at 580 instead of 560 Nm. The increase here results primarily from an optimized valve train with components made of titanium. The Coupé sprints to highway speed in 3.1 seconds, while the Spyder needs 3.2 seconds. Propulsion does not end until 331 (329) km/h. The two naturally aspirated V10 engines with 5.2 liters of displacement receive a particulate filter. "
A number of new technologies optimize the precision and control of the chassis in a wide variety of weather and road conditions. The standard electronic damper control (Electronic Control Suspension, ECS) in the GT-line version increases comfort and safety thanks to the continuous damping control. The system reacts to body movements and steering inputs and changes the damping behavior at lightning speed in order to counteract the vehicle's diving, pitching and rolling movements when cornering. It also adjusts the damping force in the case of obstacles in order to cope with them as comfortably as possible and to reduce the influence of post-vibrations on the wheels. A premiere for the Sportage is the “All-Terrain-Mode”, which will be available for the plug-in hybrid version with all-wheel drive. The system offers intelligent support when driving off-road or on snow by automatically optimizing the vehicle settings depending on the selected mode and thus helping the SUV to achieve maximum traction on muddy, sandy or snowy surfaces.
For Marc ter Stegen, starting a good day begins with a good cup of self-made coffee. “At least I try,” he says with a smile. The FC Barcelona goalkeeper does his best to stick to his daily routines when he doesn’t have to travel to play a match: breakfast, training, spending time with his family. But on this occasion, there’s something new in his daily routine, as for the first time he drives to training in his new car, the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID.