The former owners of MG Rover was accused of "bad behavior"

The former owners of MG Rover was accused of The head of the Confederation of British industry, sir Digby Jones has launched a new attack on the Directors of Phoenix Venture Holdings, the former owners of the bankrupt MG Rover. He accuses them of "bad behavior" and discredit British industry as a whole. "When four people waste huge amounts of money, resulting in leave of 6,500 people without work, and then still require 40 million pounds (60 million euros) compensation, I think that this behavior can only be called ugly:". . . . Читать полностью -->

Ecclestone denies rumors about the Abramovich

Ecclestone denies rumors about the Abramovich The boss of Formula 1 Bernie Ecclestone (photo) commented on the rumors about the possible purchase of Russian businessman racing team.According to Bernie, Abramovich is not going to buy any team Jordan, nothing else. "Abramovich has not expressed interest in Formula 1," said Ecclestone told reporters. The opinion of the "master formula" is worth a listen, as Bernie maintains friendly relations with Roman Abramovich and is often found with him.Meanwhile, rumors about the arrival of billionaire Formula 1 caused a reaction among bosses teams. So, the chef team Minardi Paul Stoddard noticed that a lot of money will not help Abramovich to achieve quick success. "Mountains of cash can't buy instant success in these races," he said. Recall that until recently it Minardi was considered the main purpose of a Russian oligarch. Читать полностью -->

The first photo of the new Maserati

The first photo of the new Maserati The car will represent the public in September at the Frankfurt motor show. Its start of sales is scheduled for next summer in the United States.Quattroporte is a car with a dual soul, this characteristic gives the car by the manufacturer. With its release of the Maserati continues the tradition of eponymous model 1963, which topped out at 230 km/h and was known as the "fastest sedan.The current Quattroporte bigger and more powerful than its predecessor. It is equipped with 4.2-liter V8 engine producing 400 HP and borrowed some of the nodes from the sports world.The new model should reflect the joint strategy of Ferrari and Maserati in the market, according to the Vice President of both companies, responsible for the development, Giuseppe Bonollo.In addition, the Quattroporte should attract those buyers who acquire the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or BMW 7-series.A senior management representative Maserati does not exclude that a new model may be of interest to you and fans of Porsche. "It is equally inherent in both the luxury and exclusivity," says BonolloSource: Behind the wheel23.06.2003. . Читать полностью -->

The new Fiesta in Moscow

The new Fiesta in Moscow Ford Motor Company introduced a new model Fiesta in Russia.Ford Fiesta is the car for those who love and know how to live. said at the presentation of the chief of the Moscow headquarters of Ford Henrik Nenzen. According to him, the design of the machine found the use of the latest development of the Ford engineers that are implemented in the models, Focus and Mondeo.Production of the new Fiesta was launched in early 2003 at the Ford plants in Valencia (Spain) and Cologne (Germany). The car is available in two different body styles: five-door hatchback and a sporty three-door variant.The engine family represented by a turbo diesel TDCI (68 HP) displacement of 1.4-litre and petrol Duratec 16V (80 HP) 1.4 liters and Duratec 16 V (100 HP) of the 1.6-liter, Duratec 8V (70 HP) displacement of 1.3 liters. Thanks to modern technological solutions fuel consumption of the new Fiesta on average 10% smaller than previous models.According to the results of the crash test EURONCAP Fiesta has received 4 stars and was named one of the safest cars in its class.Ford Fiesta on the Russian market declared for the price of 11 450 - € 16,500. The automaker expects this year to sell 300 of these machines.02.08.2003. Читать полностью -->

Presentation Jaguar

Presentation Jaguar On Tuesday, the team Jaguar Racing held a presentation of its new race car 2003.This ceremony took place in the Internet on-line.Model R4 painted in traditional green Jaguar, created by a group of designers - Ben Are, Rob Taylor and mark Gillan.Managing Director David Pitchforth explained that the concept of the new machine was developed on the basis of the revised version of the R3 sample of the second half of the season 2002. According to Pitchforth, taking into account the difficult experience of last year, the designers opted for R4 more traditional design solution."Last year we learned a lot. Although we started the season at more than a slow machine, we still managed to complete it, creating a solid base, many of the elements which formed the basis of R4. On this basis, we refused radical design solutions for new car and used all the best achievements of the past year. We have done everything to make this season our race car proved to be competitive and reliable.". . Читать полностью -->

Cadillac CTS: now in Russia

Cadillac CTS: now in Russia Dynamic language forms with bold, clear and accentuated contours and distinctive beveled shape give Cadillac CTS unmistakable appearance.Rear-wheel drive sedan is equipped with modern petrol engines V6 displacement of 2.6 and 3.2 liters, which develops maximum power of 133 kW/181 HP and 160 kW/218 HP , respectively, at 6000 rpm Installed longitudinally engines are aggregated with a five-speed manual transmission or automatic transmission with torque Converter.Option 3 CTS. 2 has a top speed of 240 km/h and accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds (version with automatic transmission for 7.7 seconds). The maximum speed of the CTS with the engine 2. 6 l is 220 km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in just 9.3 seconds (with automatic transmission and 9.7). Both engines also have impressive torque: as a 3.2-liter, and 2.6-liter engine develops maximum torque of 300 Nm and 232 Nm, respectively, already at 3. 400 rpmThe highest standards, responsive handling and ride becomes particularly evident when considering carefully brought chassis Cadillac CTS. Читать полностью -->

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