- The rebirth of "Demon Z", Nissan Z Coupe will be released this month
- The 2022 Euler Black Cat and other models are officially launched, starting at 69,800 yuan
- Bugatti launches mass production version for Bolide concept car
- Weilai responds to the death of an entrepreneur car owner due to a car accident
- Evergrande sells its car business, but the new car is still missing
- Wuling Hongguang MINI EV ranks first in China's new energy vehicle value retention rate
- Mercedes-Benz may cancel the V8 engine after next year
- Lamborghini launches new Countach
- Jaguar I-Pace sold only 16 in July
- Honda will launch a pure electric version of the Civic, which is expected to debut in 2022
- Sino-French driver's license mutual recognition and redemption agreement will come into effect on August 17
- Tesla releases FSD Beta 9.2, a fully automated driving system
- Cloud test drive: 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
New Car Information Bureau
As the latest model of the classic Z series, Nissan has incorporated many classic elements into the appearance of the Z Coupe.
It can be seen that the new car is very similar to the Datsun 240Z in the body line, but the front face of the two is different.
Z Coupe's large mouth grille is equipped with newly designed headlights, and a silver trim strip extends from the A-pillar to the rear of the car, which outlines the new car's slip-back shape.
The blackened double five-spoke car rims show the performance of the new car. In addition, the Z logo on the rear of the body also indicates its identity.
In terms of power, the car will be equipped with a 3.0L V6 twin-turbocharged engine of Infiniti Q60, with 400 horsepower. Surprisingly, the new car is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission.
"Fairlady" is still young.
On August 14, the 2022 Euler Black Cat, Little Wildcat, and White Cat upgraded versions will be officially launched. The price ranges are as follows:
- There are 6 models of Euler Black Cat, ranging from RMB 6.98 to RMB 84,800;
- The upgraded version of White Cat sold for 71,800 yuan;
- There are two versions of the Little Wildcat version, ranging from RMB 69,800 to RMB 84,800.
▲ Euler Black Cat
The appearance of the Euler Black Cat continues the design of the previous generation, but provides a richer color scheme.
In the interior, while the overall texture is improved, the technological attributes have also been strengthened, with a 17-inch dual large screen and a full life cycle FOTA upgrade.
The biggest highlight of the new Euler White Cat is the launch of the Euler White Cat Small Wildcat version, which can be understood as an original modified version of the normal version.
The small wild cat version has added black gold and other colors to the exterior and interior, and the materials used in the car have also been improved.
The power and endurance performance of the new car is also different:
- The black cat has two versions of 48/61 horsepower, and has three options of 301km, 351km, and 405km;
- The maximum power of the white cat is 48 horsepower, and the cruising range is 305km;
- The white cat and the small wild cat have two versions of 48/61 horsepower, and there are two options for battery life: 360km and 401km.
▲Ola Little Wildcat
The appearance of this little wild cat… is indeed a bit wild.
Bugatti once released the Bolide concept car in October last year, and the car has been sought after by a large number of car fans and car collectors.
After evaluating the feedback from all parties, Bugatti announced at this year's Pebble Beach Motor Show that it has officially launched a limited production plan for the production version of Bugatti Bolide.
Bugatti Bolide has sophisticated aerodynamic design and extreme lightweight. The multi-piece front surround can bring about 800 kg of downforce at a speed of 320km/h.
The core of the car is a pair of W16 engine. When using 110-octane fuel, the maximum power can reach 1850 horsepower, and the maximum torque of 1600N·m can be output at 2250rpm.
It is reported that the mass production version of Bolide will be produced in a limited number of 40 units, with a starting price of 4 million euros (about 30.56 million yuan), and it is scheduled to be delivered in 2024.
Bugatti: Do you want it? Pay first and I will make it again.
New forces in car-making
Weilai responds to the death of an entrepreneur car owner due to a car accident
On August 14, the "MeiYiHao" public account issued an obituary:
At 2 pm on August 12th, Lin Wenqin (Moe Swordsman), the founder of Shangshan Ruoshui Investment Management Company, the founder of Yitong Tianxia Catering Management Company, and the founder of Meiyihao Brand Management Company, drove the Weilai ES8 car to enable the automatic driving function (NOP pilot) Status) later, a traffic accident occurred in the Hanjiang section of Shenhai Expressway, and unfortunately passed away at the age of 31.
In this regard, a person from the Weilai brand department replied that the Navigate on Pilot (NOP) pilot assistance is not automatic driving, and follow-up investigation results will synchronize information with the outside world.
And this morning, there was a lawyer from a Beijing law firm spreading inappropriate remarks about the accident on the Internet.
In this regard, Weilai issued a statement in the afternoon saying that the company did not delete or modify vehicle data, and no employees were summoned by the police.
He also said that Weilai will not release information about the accident until the investigation results are finally confirmed.
Car companies must not over-promote their "assisted driving" capabilities.
A few days ago, China Evergrande, Evergrande Automobile, and Evergrande Property jointly announced:
The company is approaching several potential independent third-party investors to discuss the sale of some of the company’s assets, including but not limited to the sale of part of the equity of China Evergrande New Energy Automobile Group Co., Ltd. and Evergrande Property Group Co., Ltd., the company’s listed subsidiaries.
Drunkard’s intention is not to build a car.
Recently, the China Automobile Dealers Association jointly released the "Research Report on China's Automobile Value Preservation Rate in the First Half of 2021" in conjunction with Jingzhen.
In this report, the model with the highest value retention rate is the Hongguang MINI EV with a starting price of 28,800.
Specifically, the car ranked first in the 1-year value-preservation rate of pure electric new energy (domestic brands) with a value retention rate of 79.92%, the Weilai ES6 ranked second with a value retention rate of 78.12%, and BYD Han EV’s rate was 76.06. % Of the results won the third place.
At this time, the comment section will say: Don’t talk about the hedging rate of trams.
The crossroads of “oil and electricity''
According to Motor1, due to global supply chain issues, Mercedes-Benz may cancel all V8 engine models in the United States from 2022, including AMG models.
In addition, some netizens posted on Reddit that the S580 and Maybach S580 will not be affected for the time being.
Currently, Mercedes-Benz has not responded to this.
Lamborghini launches new Countach
Last weekend, Lamborghini officially launched the Countach LPI 800-4 at the Pebble Beach Motor Show in the United States, which will be delivered in the first quarter of next year.
The time when Lamborghini launched a new generation of Countach coincides with the 50th anniversary of the birth of Countach. Lamborghini has brought this classic model to the 21st century by electrification.
In terms of design, the shadow of Countach can be seen from the front to the back of the whole car.
The bright lines on the front cover, the wide and low rectangular grille and headlights, as well as the hexagonal wheel arches, even the shape of the rear of the car shows the original lines of Countach.
The power unit of the car consists of a V12 naturally aspirated machine and an electric motor, which can output up to 814 horsepower, accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers in only 2.8 seconds, and 0-200km/h in only 8.6 seconds.
It is worth mentioning that the new car's monocoque and all body panels are made of carbon fiber, and a total of 112 vehicles have been produced.
I drove Countach, in Need for Speed 17 (manual dog head).
China Automotive Data Terminal recently announced the sales of luxury brand electric vehicles of more than 500,000 yuan in July 2021.
Among them, Porsche Taycan led the way with 755 vehicles, while the Chinese luxury brand Gaohe Automobile increased significantly, surpassing Mercedes-Benz to rise to second place.
It is worth noting that the monthly sales volume of Jaguar I-Pace is only 16 units. As Jaguar's first and only pure electric mass-produced car, sales today can only be described as bleak.
It is understood that the car is positioned as a medium-sized SUV with a price range of 630,000-700,000. It has been benchmarked against Tesla Model X. But now, the lowest terminal transaction price of the car has fallen to 371,300 yuan. (Via Fast Technology)
Jaguar's "price-for-quantity" approach is obviously unworkable.
Kuai Technology News, Honda Motor UK executives said in an interview with the media a few days ago: "Next year we will launch a new Civic, it is electric."
In addition, Honda executives also stated in the interview that a brand new pure electric model will be launched in 2023.
According to reports, the car may be an SUV, which is expected to be similar in style to the "e: concept" unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show.
Even the Civic is going to be electrified, can other models be far behind?
Sino-French driver's license mutual recognition and redemption agreement will come into effect on August 17
A reporter from Xinhua News Agency learned from the Traffic Management Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security today:
In order to facilitate the driving of Chinese and French personnel in each other’s country, and to further promote economic and trade cooperation and personnel exchanges between the two countries, the Chinese and French governments signed the Agreement on Mutual Recognition and Renewal of Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the French Republic 》, to realize that the driving licenses issued by the two countries can be exchanged for mutual recognition without test.
The agreement will come into effect on August 17, 2021.
▲A7 highway in France
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According to reports, Tesla has begun to push a new software update for its fully automated driving beta system-FSD Beta V9.2.
Musk said that the content of this update includes smoother movements when turning into the main road, reducing "peeking behavior", and the system can better find the timing of overtaking.
The update seems to focus on the driving behavior of the system. As for the specific time of the full promotion, Musk did not disclose.
In addition, Tesla will use data from a wider fleet to improve the system and try to collect enough data to prove that the system is safer than human drivers. (Via Gasgoo)
Cloud test drive
This CT5-V Blackwing is very powerful, too powerful to make it stop reliably on the track, even if it is equipped with Brembo brakes based on carbon ceramic brake discs.
The protagonist of our cloud test drive today should be the last model of its kind equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine-Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
This 6.2L V8 supercharged engine can burst out 668 horsepower. What is shocking is that behind this large V8 engine is a six-speed manual transmission from Tremec.
As Tony Roma, chief engineer of Cadillac sedan, said:
Exploring the limits of the CT5-V Blackwing is daunting for most people.
Therefore, their task is to tame this "beast".
There are some very rough parts of the Virginia International Circuit. This is a high-speed racing track, but there are many blind turns and high shoulders.
The CT5-V Blackwing shines here.
When going through these ups and downs, its MagneRide suspension is very crisp and can give us enough road information.
At the same time, the electronic system of CT5-V Blackwing also gives us a lot of confidence.
Its system has many hierarchical adjustment options, and you can customize the traction control system and ABS system according to your own level.
When cornering, this car may become a little noisy, but it will make you feel that all its body dynamics are predictable, and you don’t have to worry about the electronic system intervening prematurely and taking you away. fun of.
Akierstein, MotorTrend editor who participated in the on-site test drive, once said:
The only thing that can stop me from continuing to drive is that the track is closed. Even in high temperatures, it is fun to dance with it. I will continue to drive until the fuel runs out.
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