The debut of the rear-wheel drive convertible Ferrari F430 Spider took place in 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show. In the same year, sales began, first in Europe, and then on the American market.
Participation in Formula 1 competitions and ring races gives Ferrari an advantage over other companies: on the track you can perfectly test new technologies, and then apply them on ordinary, production models.
The Spider design, down to the characteristic five-spoke wheels, was designed with the participation of the Pininfarina body shop, a traditional Ferrari partner. Aerodynamics of the car was developed using Formula 1 technology using a virtual layout and computer simulation. Each body element works for the correct Continue reading
The expansion of Chinese automakers into the Russian market is expanding from year to year. In 2013, the list of “motorists” from the Middle Kingdom was replenished with the mid-size D-class sedan FAW Besturn B70. The debut of the model took place in 2006, and three years later it underwent a slight restyling. In 2011, the car underwent significant changes. The latest model upgrade was made in 2012. In a word, the car has already managed to make some noise in the domestic market of China, now the manufacturer declares its desire to conquer the hearts of Russian motorists.
Like the Besturn B50, the Besturn B70 is built on the platform of the first generation Mazda 6. Its front suspension uses McPherson struts, and a torsion beam is installed at the rear. However, in order for the chassis Continue reading
The first Dodge Caravan appeared back in 1983 and immediately gained popularity, as it laid the foundation for a completely new class of roomy family cars. To please fans of different brands, the same car was sold under the names Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. They could only be distinguished by branded “nameplates”, elements of the front of the case (grille, bumpers) and some differences in the cabin.
The Americans immediately liked these very roomy minivans with low operating costs and excellent handling characteristics, which completely replaced the usual earlier full-size station wagons like Station Continue reading
Today, the Dodge Viper is one of the symbols of the American automobile industry.
It was first introduced to the general public in 1991. In designing the first generation of the “viper” (that is how the word Viper is translated from English), two-time Formula 1 world champion Emerson Fittipaldi took part. The debut made a splash. This car is still considered the most sporty of all road cars made in the USA.
The second generation of the Dodge Viper appeared five years after the first – in 1996. Then, a coupe Continue reading
The premiere of the front-wheel drive micro-van Daihatsu YRV took place in 2000. The emergence of this new family of compact 5-seater 5-door station wagons has confirmed that Daihatsu is gradually phasing out the production of conventional passenger cars and is moving to the assembly of high-capacity cars, but at the same time, compact sizes. The YRV model was marketed as a sports station wagon and was created on the Daihatsu Sirion platform. Car production continued until April 2006; he was replaced by the Daihatsu Coo (similar to Toyota bB).
In 2000, 17 YRV modifications were produced for the Japanese domestic market, differing from each Continue reading