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Zenos E10, the alternative to Caterham Seven driven by Ansar Ali

zenos-e10-chasis-1One of the great architects of Caterham registered growth in recent years has been Ansar Ali, named CEO of the British firm in 2005 and remained in charge until the summer of 2012. The turning point in the company, which came to be controlled by Tony Fernandes, forced this goodbye although Ansar Ali felt identified with the philosophy of the brand. So much so that the British exdirectivo has decided to embark on a new adventure that has many similarities by Caterham.

A few days ago, Ansar Ali announced the creation of the company Zenos Cars, launched together with Caterham COO Mark Edwards, and said what the first steps that will this ambitious brand. First, they have released the first details of Zenos E10, a model that will own philosophy of Caterham Seven, the BAC Mono or Vühl 05, which seeks greater lightness and greater power / weight ratio possible. The goal is to get a car that weighs less than 650 kg and has a ratio of 300 hp / tonne.

Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra: get the A3 of 3.2 l/100 km

Audi_A3_TDI_ultra_DM_1The Audi A3 version debuts. Launches a new variant, version, with less consumption approved the full range of Audi A3. Comes the Audi A3 1.6 TDI ultra and does, performing with a combined consumption of only 3.2 l/100 approved km. Volkswagen had already achieved this consumption with the Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion. Now is the turn of this Audi A3 1.6 TDI Audi ultra.

With 110 horses, the German brand has achieved an Audi A3 capable of a fuel tank autonomy 1,500 km how? An aerodynamic improvement and optimization of the gearbox to the third pillar of sustainable range Audi, where we also find e-tron models and g-tron, supported by the electricity and gas respectively.

Resorting to block 1.6-liter 4-cylinder TDI, with an output of 110 hp instead of the usual 105, the Audi A3 1.6 TDI achieves ultra approve a 3.2-liter consumption, enabling the compact, available in both 3-door body as in the Sportback variant, with a 50 liter tank, reach 1,500 km range while homologous acceleration in the 0 to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h.

Volkswagen Cross Caddy, the jacket becomes van

Volkswagen Cross Caddy

Volkswagen account today with a new member in your family “Cross”, composed of the Cross Polo, Cross Golf (based on the Golf Plus) and Cross Touran. We could even consider the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack as a member of this family, despite not having the title Cross. Anyway, the news is that from the beginning of next year we will purchase the new Volkswagen Caddy Cross. A more seasoned version looks and off-road passenger compact van.

The differences begin with a visual level protection for low and housing, as it is assumed that this can make excursions vehicle off-road. The skirts have additional protection bars and wheel arches are covered with dark plastic more impact resistant than painting naked. A badge with the inscription “Cross Caddy” and as flashy paint shades such as lime green (Viper Green) images put the final icing.

The Alfa Romeo Monoposto 8C-35 Type C of Tazio Nuvolari auction with record figures

alfa-romeo-8c-35-subasta-p-1 Tazio Nuvolari was one of the great drivers of the twentieth century. His career was always closely linked to Alfa Romeo – Alfa Corse both as Scuderia Ferrari – but also competed successfully for Auto Union, before the Second World War. In Goodwood Revival – another classic event we would happily go – has auctioned an Alfa Romeo Monoposto 8C-35 Type C with which competed in 1935, under the colors of Ferrari, Enzo fabricase before their own machines.

However, his greatest feat of the year – and one of the most memorable of his career – was beating the Auto Union Type B and an old Mercedes W25 Alfa Romeo P3 with several years behind … in the Grand Prix of Germany , raced at the Nurburgring. The Alfa Romeo Monoposto 8C-35 Type C before us today has become its own right in the most expensive Alfa Romeo in history ever auctioned.

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