Cars for remembrance: Volkswagen Bulli

The Volkswagen Bulli, especially its second generation, still in the hearts of many fans of this type of vehicles. Our car for remembrance of the week's anniversary: ​​50 years of this Bulli!classic test: Volkswagen Bulli 1978classic test: Volkswagen Bulli 1978classic test: Volkswagen Bulli 1978classic test: Volkswagen Bulli 1978

He 1967 It was launched second generation VW Bulli. Now marks the 50th anniversary and we did not want to miss the chance to ride on one of the best Bulli of all time. And we are here in the Black forest, 6,000 square kilometers of peaks of sandstone, gneiss and granite. I finally find the hiding place of the second gear in the rearmost shift lever angle. T2 straightens the nose, and tilted behind flees a hammering bóxer about 18 degree slope of the slope of Oppenau, an operation boldly boarded and sunroof deployed.

But before proceeding with the route, we will begin by telling the adversities that we had to overcome to access the test car. We were in the VW Commercial Vehicles plant in Hanover and we asked if we could leave a minibus for a test. The kids VW Commercial Vehicles Classics drawn back door of a ship the size of a stadium, filled to bursting with buses T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5. "See if you do well no". So we set out to find one that we were right. Have passed 70 years after the importer will outline the idea VW Bulli T1, Y 50 years after the start of its second generation, T2.

Days later We receive the special model VW Bus T2 L, nicknamed Silberfisch ("silver fish"). It went on sale in 1978 alternatively parting T2, with boxer engine cooling two liters air under the hood, sunroof steel and silver paint everywhere. Let's look at propeller bóxer: its first version, 1.7 L, VW premiered at 411. Later, Porsche technicians trimmed the injection pump, higher compression ratio and 300 cubic centimeters of volume the VW-Porsche, to achieve 100 hp. Version T2 is fed through a system two carburetors, It is adapted to regular gasoline and generates modest 70 hp.

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In!

He T2 occupant positions one meter above the road and directly facing the front axle, thereby maximizing space. Although today we have a variant of the Golf measuring a thumb longer and wider than him, the T2 offers space for up to nine people, 1,000 liters of luggage Y 871 kg load. However, the design direction of the front axle causes a disadvantage of not inconsiderable VW not disposed to 1990, with T4: in case of frontal impact, the pilot and copilot are part of the affected area.

However, the T2, with its 70 hp boxer, is not going to race to seek accidents. The night is still hovering over the field when we set off. It took half a day to master the technique of engaging the second gear with that thin shifter rods commanding three meters. Because the engine is so elastic (Between 1,300 and 3,800 revolutions always reserved at least 125 Nm), scale with ease to the third gear. Thus we reached the highway, where the small microbus pursues the thick traffic on the way to work, but without quite reach. From 100 km / h, power begins to languish, not least so that drilling costs headwind with its three square meters of frontal surface.

It does not run as much, we must not tolerate too many noises. And what a way to smooth the asphalt, with that so soft suspension! When crossing bumps, the front axle heads gently, and the rear axle the plate. Moreover, with its high sides and heavy engine, it is quite sensitive to crosswinds, swinging from side to side as it moves. At first try one correct with the steering wheel, but without much success: among other things, because the direction is incredibly vague, hard and little direct, besides fond difficult to maintain the path with a quarter turn of the wheel as a game. Soon, one pulls the towel and let him do. And we must recognize that, after 150 kilometers, we were in the right lane (at least half).

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Up and down

We threw gasoline. To be more exact, rather than in the tests we have measured 12.8 l / 100 km average consumption. However, with how slowly it moves, you have one gasoline for awhile. We washed and planted us in the test circuit. First, the scale: 1,379 kg, 573 front and 806 rear. Then we measure generous turning radius (13.1 m to the right, left 12.7). We take the meter and we stand at the beginning of the line 2.4 kilometers.

First we measured values ​​of significant internal noise. Once the brake system (with discs front and drums behind) Manages to stop the microbus after 47.5 meters from 100 km / h, touches measure acceleration. The rear wheels are driven on asphalt, and gives one the impression that the bus will not be able to boot. However, moments later it gets on its way to 100 km / h. Shortly before noon we see the end of the line on the horizon. Shortly after flashing the mark of 100 km / h on the meter. From there, the microbus increases tenth-tenth speed. 120 km / h does not reach them until the last moment before it has to slow down.

Now for the dynamic: slalom and lane change. The first attempt to regulate slalom leave us, because the momentum of the direction T2 entangles first soft suspension and shock absorbers, and only then reaches the wheels, which take time to think about changing direction. Microbus when the turn comes up, the slalom and appears in the rearview mirror.

The second time we do best, and T2 display achieved even oversteer and understeer while: The front wheels are still straight, while the rear is already off the road. Nevertheless, it is an experience to walk a contraption and 50.3 km / h for the slalom course. Double lane change, which simulates an evasive maneuver at highway speeds, absolves the microbus to 99.7 km / h, equivalent to its real potential constant speed.

However, the T2 It never gives the impression of being slow or really old. If you put your mind, road You can flow as fast as today's cars, Y City shown surprisingly agile and nothing capricious. Even now, when a hill stands before its headlights. The engine attacks the first ramp up speed. Third gear. We keep it for the next six kilometers. The road narrows, it steepens and bumpy, but the Bulli forward courageously, and is making its way through the forest.

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Renault 4-4, Well of Cultural Interest in Castilla y León

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The Junta de Castilla y León declared of cultural interest to Renault 4-4, the first model that the French company manufactured in Spain. This year, the emblematic vehicle shall comply with half a century since its birth on the first floor of the builder, installed in Valladolid, which left 707 units in 1953.Renault 4-4, Well of Cultural Interest in Castilla y LeónRobustness, economy and security were some of the features that, according to experts, turned the Renault 4-4 on one of the most appreciated by the Spaniards vehicles, to the point of being "one of the most iconic cars of our country" as he stated by Tomás Villanueva, vice president of Castilla y León.Villanueva said it could be effective in two months, consideration of "Cultural Interest" of this car. The future declaration is part of the new regulation of historical and cultural heritage of Castilla y Leon, "in which one of the novelties is the enhancement of industrial goods" such as automotive emerged in Valladolid and Palencia.4-4 (also called "Six whiskers" due to the number and arrangement of garnishes located at the front, or "Chapel" for the design of the dashboard) began to occur in the city of Valladolid from parts imported France. The agreement reached in 1951 between the National Régie de Usines and a corporation, the Spanish capital registered with the name Automobile Manufacturing (Fasa), allowed the manufacture of this vehicle.

Range Rover Reborn: a classic that can re-buy

Land Rover Classic presented in the Retromobile which will open next week, its first Range Rover Reborn, a unit of 1978 restored production criteria.Range Rover Classic RebornRange Rover Classic RebornRange Rover Classic RebornRange Rover Classic Reborn

Land Rover Classic is a division of the brand that deals with the restoration of vehicles out of production and. His first works, last year, were made with the Defender, returning to conditions similar to those they had when they left the factory, various units of the 1 Series while, in parallel, Jaguar-both British brands are integrated into the same business consortium and are subsidiaries of Tata Motors India has done the same through Jaguar Classic, with XKSS and E-Type.

The first Range Rover "reborn" is a Classic 1978, which it has undergone a complete restoration to specification 1970. Production will be presented at the Paris Motor Show next Rétromobil. They will be followed by at least nine. The restored, with the three-door body gold color, unit carries a 3528 cm3 V8 with 132 horsepower linked to a four-speed automatic transmission.

Range Rover RebornThe team of experts who carried out the reconstruction of this unit is also available to owners of classic cars of the brand with the purpose of advise on which cars are best suited for processes such as they have undertaken. They report, for example, suitable chassis numbers. Yes, the prices Restorations are not within reach of every budget and are for authentic capricious: Range Rover newly reconstructed Reborn It will cost from 135,000 pounds, about 158,000 euros. The contrast with this price introduces the second-hand market, where you could find Range Rover Classic, manufactured between 1970 and 1981, 10 times less ... yes, even on reasonable terms, not as if they had just leaving the production line as it is the case of the Range Rover Reborn.

Tim Hanning, director of Jaguar and Land Rover Classic, stressed the commitment of this division with the rich heritage of the brand and the opportunity it provides for customers to revalue their vehicles.

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Cars for remembrance: BMW M3 (1985)

The first BMW M3 will go down in history as one of the best sports cars of all time. And also nice. We tell the story of how a myth is born.BMW M3: the story of a legendary sportsBMW M3: the story of a legendary sportsBMW M3: the story of a legendary sportsBMW M3: the story of a legendary sports

With more than three decades behind the first generation BMW M3 It marked the beginning of one of the most desired sagas history of the automobile, which currently is in its fifth generation. Now we see it as a precious and prized car collection, with its flared fins and grill features double lighthouse, but at the time was a revolution.

In 1983 Mercedes He had put on the market its also mythical 190 2.3 16V, he used as the basis for his race car. Had 185 horses taken from a four-cylinder 16-valve cylinder head, rather than based on the six-cylinder having; engine "little" faster. BMW had left behind. His alternative then, 6 cylinder 323i and 150 hp, it fell short of power and frame. BMW needed something much more serious to stand up to Mercedes both on the street and on the track. Said and done.

He September 12, 1985 He presented to the world Frankfurt Motor Show which for me will go down in history as one of the best cars which have been created: the M3 E30. BMW killed him in two birds with one stone: first beating Mercedes with better business case, and second laid the groundwork for a race car, detail that eventually show was a success.

BMW M3East BMW M3 first born with 200 hp, although subsequent developments would achieve the 238 horses the spectacular Sport Evolution version. Initially thought to manufacture 5,000 units, which were necessary to homologate in Group A, but seen the success and demand soon exceeded this figure reaching total to 17,970 units (786 of them cabrio, 501 and 600 Evolution version of the Sport Evolution).

his price in Spain at launch it was 6,896,500 pesetas (41,448.83 euros), with just 100,000 pesetas difference to rival Mercedes; as curious to see the evolution of economic data, the M3 current price of 431 horses is 89,950 euros (14,966,420 pesetas). The M3 E30 comfortably exceeded 200 km / h top speed and it took 27.1 seconds to make one kilometer from a standstill. It was a hatchback with supercar performance.

BMW M3: A matagigantes

A detail that many people do not know is that the base used to do the M3 engine was that of F1 engine of the time, with Nelson Piquet won the World Championship in 1983 at the wheel of his Brabham, of course without the turbo. He used the same four cylinder, but with the butt 16 inherited valves 6 cylinder (shared per cylinder). Thus his Paul Rosche designer, He managed to develop this legendary engine in just two weeks.

BMW M3 E30When the BMW M3 He was released I was 14 years old. At that time was the German Touring Car Championship (DTM mythical) with the same passion with which you can follow the World Rally Championship or World Championship F1. The duel between Mercedes and BMW with 190 made with this M3 DTM lived its golden age, which later would join Alfa Romeo. Not like now, you see racing cars that bear little resemblance to what you find on the street. Then the M3 race was identical to the road car And that's where the charm of the cars of this era. I vividly remember a poster I got from a magazine, do not know whether highway or car, which left a beautiful white M3 decorated with the three colors of M in Nurburgring with two wheels in the air. Hence, every time I saw one on the street approached me to view it as if it were a work of art, and dreamed of traveling cone green hell to emulate that image.

BMW had become a sports sedan in a car that was able to beat in performance to car brands with more sporting pedigree and more image. If at that time you had a Porsche you had a spectacular car, yes, but if in the middle of a mountain is like approaching an M3 from behind, with five seats and its "huge" trunk, might not you could get to follow . That was the magic of M3, which had a powerful engine that even today amazes by its performance, and a draw frame allowing the full potential of its mechanics. In tests of the time he praised both their behavior as the engine, which is both qualified as excellent.

At that time Autopista said in final test summary"Virtually no fault to put, for even until consumption are really moderate. If there is any factor worth noting, regardless of its mechanics and behavior, we are left with their easy to achieve excellent averages". On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its release, I was able to get on a unit in perfect condition. What surprised me is that his behavior did not feel old. Its speed cornering plus many modern cars wanted, the brakes or electronic elements and comfort popularized the only points that you remembered you were in a car thirty years being. Without being especially uncomfortable, he enjoyed a firm and pleasant Suspension, without rocking and transmitting a high sense of security. It will take time and will remain beautiful.

Technical data: BMW M3 1985

displacement: 2.302 cm3

Power200 hp

Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT: 4.36 x 1.67 x 1.36 meters

Weight: 1.290 kg

Maximum speed230 km / h

0-100 km / h: 6.7 seconds

average consumption8.3 l / 100 km

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Juan Hurtado presents the Hurtan Albaycín

The Spanish coachbuilder Juan Hurtado took the eighth edition of Retromóvil to present to the public will be his next model: Hurtan Albaycín.Juan Hurtado presents the Hurtan AlbaycínJuan Hurtado presents the Hurtan AlbaycínJuan Hurtado presents the Hurtan AlbaycínJuan Hurtado presents the Hurtan AlbaycínJuan Hurtado, Granada carrocero, presented to the public its second craft model, which has called Albaycín.

It is a sporty two-seater that it hopes will take off in the market and thus increase its current production, which reaches 80 vehicles each year.The new model complements the Hurtan T2 and T2 roadster- -another + 2 seater coupe 4, which are sold in Granada for seven years and which has sold 300 units.According to officials of the mark (Juan Hurtado himself and his son of the same name), these cars are "fancy models, designed for historic and classic designs that try to recover motor traffic and ride". Therefore, they are equipped with small engines Renault engine.The new Albaycín not yet hit the market as it is in preproduction phase-pending approvals of administrative officers. However, it is expected to pass soon to the assembly, since, according to Hurtado, there are more than thirty orders.

The legendary Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale 50 years old: your best photos

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Alfa Romeo celebrates half a century of one of its most beloved classics. The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special exhibition.The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale turns 55The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale turns 55The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale turns 55The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale turns 55

He Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese tomorrow will open its doors to one of the most anticipated in the automotive world exhibitions. Tomorrow, coinciding with the first presentation of the Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale another on August 31, but this time in 1967, the Italian company will open the doors of his museum to enjoy "33 The Bellezza necessaria", a sample with the best models derived from the legendary sports.

The half-century of one of the most important vehicles for the Italians it deserves. The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was presented at the Monza circuit the same weekend that ran the Italian Grand Prix Formula 1, in a clear demonstration of intent which meant this sport: the perfect union of the competition and driving everyday. In the case of this 2017, the opening of this special exhibition also coincides with the Italian Grand Prix F1, This coming weekend is disputed.

The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale was designed by Franco Scaglione and from the brand they did not hesitate to bless him with Quadrifoglio Verde, four clover leaves from the 60s looks on the side of high performance sports Alfa Romeo. With a 2.0 liter V8 under the hood, the legendary sports yielding 230 hp to reach a top speed of 260 km / h and a spectacular acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.5 seconds.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

further The exhibition includes five of the six concept vehicles derivatives chassis 33, such as: Carabo, Iguana, 33/2 Speciale, Cuneo and Navajo. In addition to the 33/2 Daytona racing vehicles, the 33/3, 33 TT12 and SC12 33 turbo. The best examples of how well rendered in Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale competition.

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Ferrari 512 Modulo Pininfarina an American millionaire

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Pininfarina has broken away from one of its most iconic concepts, the Ferrari 512 Modulo. An American millionaire James Glickenhaus, its new owner. He has not transcended by how much.Ferrari 512 Modulo Pininfarina an American millionaireFerrari 512 Modulo Pininfarina an American millionaireFerrari 512 Modulo Pininfarina an American millionaireFerrari 512 Modulo Pininfarina an American millionaire

Presented at the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari 512 Modulo It was a concept that looked in the foyer of the legendary Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina. Extermadamente low -93.5 cm height- this model drawn by Paolo Martin Using the basis of a Ferrari 512 racing, it is in perfect working order and its new owner, the American millionaire, James Glickenhaus, intends to ratify it so that it can be used by US highways, as it did with another concept Pininfarina previously bought a Ferrari Dino Competizione 1967.

But the relationship of Glickenhaus with Pininfarina goes further: the Italian coachbuilder also performed at the time one P4 / 5 (2006) on the basis of a Ferrari Enzo. Recall that at the time when the 512S Modulo by Paolo Martin was performed proliferated this type of conceptual bodies that have occupied a place in the history of design: they are almost contemporaries of this spectacular model, ALFA ROMEO CARABO, the Stratos Zero and the Lamborghini LP 500. He Ferrari 512 S Modulo rode a V12 engine longitudinal central arrangement and transmitting its power to the rear axle.

Measuring 4.48 meters in length, 2.04 meters wide for a total weight of 900 kilos. distinctive elements was their sliding roof forward to allow entry into, their semicarenadas wheels 24 and rear openings wave that displays the five-liter engine and 550 hp which they are managed by a five-speed manual transmission.

Thus restore a Seat 600 convertible (video and photos)

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In Seat they have restored 600 1965 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the model. 30 people have invested 1,500 hours to leave 'almost better than when they left the factory. "The restoration process of a Seat 600 D convertibleThe restoration process of a Seat 600 D convertibleThe restoration process of a Seat 600 D convertibleThe restoration process of a Seat 600 D convertible

It is celebrated this year 60th anniversary of the launch of one of the most iconic models of our country: Seat 600. And in the house that one day he was born have been applied thoroughly to restore a 600 D convertible 1965 and leave as new. The result has been exposed during the Automobile of Barcelona.

In the process 30 people gave their best to restore completely handmade car that He had stopped 25 years in particular property acquired more than 50 years ago. The car was completely restored and in words engineer Seat Technical Center, Ángel Lahoz, "It has been almost better than when they left the factory."

To achieve this they had to dismantle it completely and restore piece by piece by hand. Lahoz (who was in charge of directing the project) ensures that the hardest part was getting more than 1,000 original pieces that have been changed.

In the body they have been employed 15 liters of paint. Restorers opted for a blue-gray Very trend and, at the same time, reminiscent of the first 600 ', explains the head of Color&Seat trim, Jordi Font. Also the department heads Font used 50 meters from exclusive patterned fabric 'houndstooth'.

Restorers also have rejuvenated the traditional way manually operated sunroof, which even they have had to reconstruct missing parts. For its part, the steering wheel and horn button remain original.

Since its appearance in 1957, the Seat 600 was a social phenomenon. He served for a whole country will power, and was fulfilled a chimera that until recently seemed impossible that thousands of middle-class families purchase their own vehicle. So It costs 70,000 pesetas. His success was such that in 1958, the year after the launch in Seat had to multiply its production for six. The model remained in production for 16 years until 1973.

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1939: First GM Futurliner

Technological windows were General Motors in the late 40 and 50. These stylized microbuses were used by GM in the Parade of Progress, who traveled the United States exhibiting cars and technology.1939: First GM Futurliner

The first GM Futurliner was manufactured in 1939 for Expo New York and be part of a dozen units began touring American soil between 1940 and 1956 stopping at the peak years of the Second World War to show the potential of General Motors and disseminate technological solutions range for US buyers.

Every GM car Futurliner not only showed progress, also had an informative role of science and technology applied to other facets of society and so They showed stereophonic sound, microwave ovens, television and other innovations of the time. Caravans stopped Progress made in 1956, with the popularization of television.

The second life of the Futurliner was curious: several units were donated to the Michigan State Police to promote road safety. Other evangelical churches were sold in the '60s. At present there are only nine units, highly prized -in 2006 were paid four million dollars for a Futurliner at auction-. One is located in Sweden.

Harley Earl, one of the first designers legendary automotive history, It was its creator. Earl worked for General Motors between 1927 and 1959 and to his credit is also having been the father of the first Chevrolet Corvette. His first car was the Cadillac LaSalle in 1927.

Each GM Futurliner measured 10 meters long, with a height of 3.5 meters and 2.4 meters wide. Its weight was 13,000 kilos and mounted a fuel tank 340 liters of diesel fuel to power a four-cylinder engine with manual transmission that allowed him to reach 65 km / h. From 1953 mechanics change by a six-cylinder associated with an automatic transmission.

New Historic Vehicle Regulations

The Spanish Federation of Old Vehicles has held since late 2007 meetings with the Ministry of Industry to update the regulation of Historic Vehicles. Although industry has not yet issued any new legislation on the matter, apparently without qualms estimated the proposals made by FEVA. There is still no publication date of the new regulation.New Historic Vehicle RegulationsRegardless of what eventually regulate, FEVA proposals should not fall on deaf ears and should be known to ordinary fans, so we had to summarize:

ITV: unified criteria throughout the national territory for periodic inspections, that would be every two years (cars up to 30 years old), three (up to 40), four (up to 50) and five (over 50).

Minimum age: passage of 25 to 30 years for enrollment VH, gradually (one year per calendar year until 2010).

IEDTM: proposed new tax exemption for historic vehicles all going to tax CO2 emissions in grams per kilometer.

Limitations of use: proposal to amend certain articles that prevent some autonomous communities require non-original equipment (belts, mirrors, lighting ...) in the approval or review of historical vehicles.

accredited laboratories: validation of any duly accredited laboratory throughout the national territory.

Record low: concentration of manufacturing capacity of Technical Guests in clubs with trained personnel and the FEVA itself.

enrollments: acceptance proposal affidavit or affidavit that validly replace the original documentation and registration number of missing persons in a vehicle re-registration request.

Cars for remembrance: Mitsubishi EVO VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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Mitsubishi EVO and Subaru Impreza WRX STI have always offered benefits and more typical of a World Rally Car sensations In 2002 came the final duel. This is the original full comparative.Two sports legends: Mitsubishi EVO VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STiTwo sports legends: Mitsubishi EVO VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STiTwo sports legends: Mitsubishi EVO VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STiTwo sports legends: Mitsubishi EVO VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Today we recover one of the most exciting comparisons we remember our Editorial Motorpress Iberian. Facing in 2002 batíamos grieving a whole Mitsubishi Evo VII against a Subaru Impreza WRX STi. The two cars, which had their raison d'etre in the competition, were the starting base versions then participating in the World Rally Championship, and its status as races-client both were able to offer sensations behind the wheel and road holding that saving distances, you can just live at the wheel of a WRC car. Today we leave intact the Original comparative. What was better?

"A few years ago to develop with a car that could compete in the World Rally Championship He had that from a production model. In this way they were born creations as temperamental as the Ford Sierra and Escort Cosworth, Lancia Delta Integrale, Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD Mazda 323 4WD Turbo, among others.

At present these creations have become valuable collectibles sought after by fans and no doubt will be the most desirable classics of tomorrow. To facilitate access to new builders to the World Cup in the mid-90s the FIA ​​created the rules of the World Rally Car with which it was no longer necessary to build 2,500 units of a model to develop the racing version. Fortunately Mitsubishi and Subaru decided to continue to build its racing cars based on models starting christened racing-client. In this way they get to kill two birds with one stone, since these versions in addition to strengthening its brand image, ensure success among production vehicles or Group N.

Mitsubishi EvoWhile Mitsubishi EVO take nearly four years to be imported to our country, Subaru is the first time you decide to bring the domestic market the most powerful version of Impreza, the 265 hp, because so far the Japanese manufacturer was content to offer the Spanish clientele this model in its variant of 218 hp. On paper, the new Subaru has everything you need to shine through, but had the bad luck that its release coincided with the arrival of newborn Mitsubishi EVO VII, an entirely new model from first to last screw that exceeds virtually all its predecessors. With such a letter, it is clear that the Subaru WRX STI it will not be easy in a confrontation with the EVO VII, a model that seems difficult to make shade.

Mitsubishi Evo VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi: flashy

Like the previous EVO, the latest edition provides the most striking aspect of. Protruding adjuncts aerodynamic, voluminous air intakes, the spectacular footwear and huge rear spoiler give it a truly impressive and highly spectacular appearance. When decorating the Subaru has followed a path very similar. Not in vain is a car that also attracts attention, though more discreet, which for much of the clientele will be very well received, especially those who consider making more intensive use as car daily use .

He inside the EVO it has always been quite austere and spartan, and this time it was not to be outdone, while recognizing that in this section the Mitsubishi has significantly improved its predecessors. The quality of materials used and adjustment have won many integers. At Subaru there is less space for occupants and not too many concessions to the luxury, although more care, has a fully equipped and better soundproofing. In both the driving position is well resolved, although the Subaru is easier to obtain optimum posture at the controls because, unlike its rival, it has seat height adjustment. Incidentally, the latter offers a perfect grip and lateral support, but are still somewhat Recaro best riding of the Mitsubishi series.

Mitsubishi EVO VIIMitsubishi Evo VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi: engines and transmissions

As argued above, the EVO VII is a completely new car, although the engine is mounted virtually the same as their predecessors. However e,l2 liter turbo Japanese received slight improvements, designed to optimize performance, achieve faster response and lower emissions. To achieve this goal we have worked on engine management, it has mounted a new exhaust turbocharger and allows for better engine breathing. Meanwhile, mounting the propeller Subaru is also a 2 liter turbo four cylinders but, as it is standard between mechanical brand, This is type boxer, an architecture not widely used today, but it has some advantages for its use in competition. It not surprisingly provides a lower center of gravity and better weight distribution to be placed in longitudinal position and very delayed manner.

As one can imagine, this engine is derived from that used in the Impreza 218 hp and reach 265 hp advertised in this version STI has an intercooler larger -refrigerado by water sprays pressurized as in the EVO -, variable valve timing, with exhaust valves and intake sodium huecas-, lightweight and forged pistons, etc ...

To maximize the potential available, Subaru incorporates a gearbox with six speeds quite closed staggering. He Mitsubishi conforms with five gears, since the regulation of Group N limits to five the number of relationships. Thus the first four speeds are fairly close together, while the 5th is somewhat off-hook to vent the engine in the fastest paths. However, the signing of the three diamonds offers several possibilities in this regard since the RS version of the EVO VII -destinada exclusively to Competition- has a much closer relationship and also can ride a longer final group optionally.

Mitsubishi Evo VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi: traction systems

These two races-customer feature permanent four wheel drive systems, although there are many differences between the two. He Subaru uses a viscous type center differential and both the front and rear use differential mechanical disc Subaru has called Suretrac. He EVO VII is much more evolved in this sense, because while front uses a Torsen differential, in the part center and rear differentials active type uses. They base their operation on a disc clutch, electronically controlled by a sophisticated system management. The latter regulates the distribution depending on the conditions of use or the type of road conditions, for maximum efficiency in all circumstances. Acting on a control key provided in the dashboard, you can choose from three programs of action, asphalt, gravel or snow.

Subaru Impreza WRX STIIn section brakes, both documents use a first-class team. In both mounted Brembo four piston in the front and two on the rear, and an ABS specifically calibrated for maximum efficiency in sporty driving. Both discs are ventilated on all four wheels and the only difference I can find is that Subaru are slightly larger.

Mitsubishi Evo VII vs Subaru Impreza WRX STi: Behavior

The tour test of our Automobile Magazine includes few kilometers city, a habitat that is not exactly the nature of these two thoroughbreds, but in which the two They operate much better than expected. With an engine that offers very good performance in low and smooth, very dispensable clutch, EVO VII to boot traffic lights quite naturally and effortlessly. Logically, until they have not been exceeded 3,500 rpm and the turbo starts to blow hard the response of four Japanese online unimpressive, but has little to envy to the best two liters atmospheric market. In the case of Subaru you can not speak in this sense so enthusiastically, as this engine is quite lazy in low and his answer is always conditioned by the entry into action of the turbocharger. This lack of genius does not allow too comfortable handling in urban travel, as the car is also a little slow in starting and that has a first relationship somewhat shorter than his opponent change.

Once on the highway, Although the Mitsubishi engine continues to demonstrate a higher power, the boxer who rides the Impreza also boasts excellent qualities, and once they exceed 4,000 rpm pushes strongly and constantly increasing to cutting ignition occurs above 7500 rpm. With either of them can maintain very high freeway and highway cruise, which allows travel at breakneck speed, although it is clear they are not intended for long-haul routes, as the suspensions are very hard but not too incómodas- Y aerodynamic noises above 180 km / h are quite high, especially in the Subaru that does not have windows frames the doors. Furthermore, by having a relatively small fuel tank, especially in the Mitsubishi- autonomy it is very low, because, as discussed later, consumption soar alarmingly when driving fast.

To enjoy these two cars and fully exploit its qualities, it is best addressed at the earliest opportunity more sinuous paths and the more virados, best. In these circumstances there is nothing on the market that can Compare these two Group N walking down the street. In both the feeling it is to be driving a real race car, able to break schemes to anyone. And best of all is that not to be Carlos Sainz to shoot at a very high rate. This is something that is especially noticeable at the wheel of the Impreza STI as it is a handy and easy car to drive, but we must always be very careful, as events unfold at a breakneck pace. Tuned suspensions and provide a very high AWD speed cornering and a long soft and very predictable reactions because normally always notifies a slight understeer for quiet driver.

Subaru STIIt is clear that Subaru is an incredible car tourers qualities, but then you sit at the controls EVO VII, no need to travel many kilometers to realize that his mood is even sportier and that is even more effective when shooting in depth in this type of scenario. The first thing is seen that both suspensions as silent-blocks are firmer, It is resulting in greater poise and greater precision in the trajectories. In this they also have a lot to do Yokohama ADVAN developed for EVO VII, a type of compound that can be considered as the closest thing to a racing tire and whose qualities have surprised all members of the test team car.

But the advantages of Mitsubishi They do not end there, since AWD with active differential also it makes a difference when attacking thoroughly. Thus, when near the limit the car warns her rival with a slight understeer in this case the ideal is to continue accelerating as the transmission system offset this trend by sending more torque to the rear axle and this in turn also it distributes more power to the outside wheel. The EVO VII has no trouble rounding turns with the slightest slip of the rear, that at no time is sudden or violent. Yet this is no wonder that the Mitsubishi it even faster routes such rival, but requires more concentration.

The brakes work swimmingly and then both enjoy great power and resistance to fatigue, although the EVO pedal feel is more consistent, among other things because the Impreza pills seemed to be at its best. Predictably, consumption is very high in both, although it is hard to believe that if their potential is fully exploited on mountain roads you can be talking about figures around 40 liters per 100 km. In their defense I must say that if you are driving at legal speeds It is not usually pass of 13 liters.

The conclusion you can draw from all this is that the Impreza STI is authentic racing-client, tourers fabulous car qualities can live with quite similar sensations to those experienced at the wheel of a World Rally Car. The worst thing is that Subaru has had the misfortune of landing on the market almost at the same time Mitsubishi EVO VII new, a model that overcomes you both performance and, above all, dynamic behavior, but also, and rather, in price".

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Cars to remember: Audi Coupe GT vs VW Scirocco GTS

In the eighties, opening car imports made aumentasen purchase options ... even within the same dealer. It happened with the Audi Coupe GT and VW Scirocco. What a match!Audi Coupe GT vs VW Scirocco GTS, what was better?Audi Coupe GT vs VW Scirocco GTS, what was better?Audi Coupe GT vs VW Scirocco GTS, what was better?Audi Coupe GT vs VW Scirocco GTS, what was better?

ran 1983 and advancing the relationship between Seat and Volkswagen. That year they began assembling in Barcelona first VW Passat, while Seat dealers They had already begun from January 2nd sale of Audi and Volkswagen import.

Audi Coupe vs VW Scirocco

At that time, Audi lived moments of sport and commercial glory. On the one hand, its new sedan Audi 100 had just received the title of European Car of the Year, By careful termination and aerodynamics of its body (Cx 0.30). And on the other, the absolute victory of the Audi Quattro in the World Rally Championship 1982 influence in successive years for the rest of the World cars were all-wheel drive.

In this context, the presence of Audi models in the extensive network of dealers Seat helped the public had better brand awareness. Likewise, the lowering of tariffs was becoming more accessible cars from other countries. While still higher than domestically produced cars price, increased desire to buy foreign models, the real possibility of doing so and the desire to access more vehicles than the Spanish packaging manufacture.

Audi Coupe arrives

A great example of this was the Audi Coupe, He presented at September 1980 like a simple variant of the revolutionary Audi Quattro. Provided with drive to the front axle, the primitive offered in coupe versions engines four or five cylinders in line, with the advantage that their prices were less than half the Quattro. Already in 1984, the Audi Coupe was the subject of an aesthetic remodeling, affecting body and interior design. Red unit we show is imported and registered in April the following year. The burgalés bought a doctor, who paid around 3,100,000 pesetas. Such an amount three times the cost of one Seat Ronda Crono and doubled the price of an Opel Kadett 1.6 SR, also import, but in return the Audi offered a high ride comfort and superior performance.

Left the table Giorgetto Giugiaro design, rectilinear style Audi Coupe meets the standards of the time, although somewhat softened the front lines renovated in 1984. Thanks to its forms, in the cabin there breadth four basketball players. He sacrificed, however, is the trunk, whose lid opens from the driving position but which-structurally pro rigidity can not be expanded. Who measure more than 1.75 meters find comfortable in the cockpit, where the general feeling is of being on board a comfortable saloon ... except finding in the rearview poor rear visibility.

Audi Coupe GTWhen starting, protrudes fineness five-cylinder engine of 2,236 cm3 and 136 hp This Audi Coupe, you can hardly hear. Already underway, power steering facilitates maneuvers to slow and relaxed pace on fast roads, letting the engine musicality become the protagonist. Not only that, but his drive, braver than expected thanks to empty weight of only 1,060 kg. Not surprisingly, it is easy to spend inadvertently existing limits, by the silence of mechanics and sound insulation. Otherwise, in areas tacks comes out the comfortable character of this Audi Coupe coupe GT. With the longitudinal axis hanging in front of the propeller, this front-wheel drive takes roll during cornering and tends to understeer.

VW Scirocco GTS arrives

For his part, Volkswagen Scirocco GTS of the images is registered in April 1983. It is therefore one of the first copies also distributed through the network Seat and in fact card industry is dated January 4, 1983.

It is the second model series, whose sale began in May 1981 and in Volkswagen is known by the internal code 53B. Unlike the first series, which was designed by Giugiaro, the new VW Scirocco was created in Wolfsburg, where they were able to give an innovative air hood wedge and large glass area. Y in contrast to the selling Golf, Scirocco function was to satisfy those who wanted a sporty coupe mood, in exchange for losing the polyvalent approach mate range.

With respect to its predecessor, this series of VW Scirocco had a body 165 mm longer and 30 mm was shortest, both features that improved aerodynamics and demeaned its center of gravity. Also, the new Scirocco It was manufactured in the Karmann factory in Osnabrück, where he applied a careful rustproofing. In addition, the new range had a much more complete equipment, including standard or optional accessories such as air conditioning, power windows, alloy wheels, moonroof or leather upholstery.

VW Scirocco GTSIn the spring of 1983, version VW Scirocco GTS It was the only one offered in the Seat dealers. his price of 1,708,000 pesetas, It was consistent, but the possibility of buying a Golf GTi for only 8,000 pesetas more made few people get interested in it. And also it had more suggestive competition and lower priced alternatives, such as Ford Escort XR3i (1,527,000 pesetas) Or Renault Fuego GTX (1,582,000 pesetas).

Simple front, which emphasizes the single-arm wipers, side view VW Scirocco is more striking by the dynamic profile body and the lower spelling GTS, fashionable at the time. Watching him from behind the personality is the spoiler, almost a foot above the base of the rear window, the Scirocco legend and the headlights as horizontal.

Must be agile to crouch and sit behind the wheel. But once adjusted the seat, each control appears to be in the right place in a post functional driving without striking details that the shift knob shaped golf ball and steering wheel with four central circles, ordered any of them actuate the horn.

The Leadership requires muscles to turn it stopped, but as we are moving becomes accurate and reports what happens. According accelerate and we are changing gears, light weight (855 kg) Becomes an ally when accelerating in the first three gears. Once on the road, hardly inclined body and low center of gravity provides superb performance. Scarcely understeer, the VW Scirocco is more effective than curved Golf of the first two series, which for that has a lower body.

comparative coupesMoreover, the humblest 4-cylinder engine, 1588 cm3 and 85 hp It has a progressive response and turns up with joy. Remembering that time gearbox 4 + E with a fifth long (35.62 km / h at 1000 rpm) designed to consumption was reduced at constant speeds. For this reason, the maximum speed is achieved in 4th, with the engine above 6,100 laps. Further, on the board there is a charge ecometer two functions: A yellow light comes on to warn the driver of the move to the next relationship ... if we spend less gasoline and a needle that indicates the instantaneous consumption as progress is geared E. "You can do 500 km with thirty five liters, "says its owner, provided that the cities are avoided and do not go over 120 km / h. Of course, it is not bad for a thirtysomething coupe engine capacity.

In short, it is clear that both coupes were intended for a different clientele. Youth and Sports of the Volkswagen Scirocco, more mature and eager to comfort the Audi Coupé. The key was that each brand had a different model to not walk competing with each other. Which do you choose?

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Many and sports cars that fascinated us and they made dream of the 80s. Not long ago you were leaving with a story with the best models of the early. Now, it is time for the end of a golden age. Today, our weekly section "Cars for remembrance"Pays tribute to these 20 cars for history. Juan Ignacio Eguiara, deputy director of Automobile Magazine, tells us his impressions with all of them.

Alfa Romeo 75

My first memory of a Alfa Romeo 75 It was at a dealership near my house in Vitoria. I accompanied my brother was going to buy a 33 and there were exposed a brand new 75 America which I fell in love instantly. I still remember that distinctive smell of "Alfa" which subsequently stalled over the years I try more based Alfas. That handbrake double arm and a precious instrumentation. Eventually I tried it and I still fell in love again with her rear-wheel drive and the atmospheric mechanical it sounds like angelic symphony.

Peugeot 309Peugeot 309

I I was always more than 205, why I had a GTI 1.9. But eventually I was going more for the eyes, because from the point of view prestacional dynamic and had no doubt. his frame was an example of nobility and its engine range, with 1.9 130 hp, It was the most complete ones. But always he stressed more for their diesel, as it always did with Peugeot models. Although my little heart will always be with 1.9 GTI.

Porsche 959

This is one of the cars is an icon, a legend since birth. In the background was a experimental car to develop new solutions with AWD and supercharged engines, covered under the regulations B Group, as the test bed had to be the competition. Fruit of them were 337 models produced for the street they did delight all those lucky people who had the chance to see them. I was one of them.

Porsche 959Audi 80

During this period of the late 80s, Audi grew and expanded as anyone could imagine. Before that it was a fairly unknown brand, especially in Spain, but from 80, its image grew like wildfire. You can say it was this generation of Audi 80/90 which conquered the hearts of all those who wanted a good, aspirational car, but the relatively affordable. The result was a Total sales success.

Citroen AX

This was one of the great successes of Citroën in its history. Was the Visa successor it had nothing to market success. However, a much more successful reconsideration, the AX was one of the preferred utility for all who were beginning to drive or wanted a small car for the city. But at that time, really, as the AX car was a complete car, which was good for all and not only was restricted to the city. Low weight and very frugal engines, allowed a consumption record. I still remember that version 14 D that we threw gasoline 500 500 pesetas.

Renault 21

In my time of EGB this probably was for me the best selling car... because he saw on all sides. Renault definitely hit squarely and I think his success was based on responding very well to the taste of the drivers of that era. Because in Spain at the time of the EGB, the car I liked was the sedan three volumes of very marked profile. That is, the boot is good and big saw was. He had to put camping chairs to go to the field on Sunday.

Renault 21Peugeot 405

Peugeot earned a deserved reputation in the 80s by having the best diesel engines. And one of the models that served to boost this reputation was 405. As with the 21, was highly appreciated by car drivers of the era notchback profile -designed by Pininfarina- preferred by then, but its popularity thanks to its range of diesel engines deepened. It was of the first to master the technology turbo in these mechanical.

Volkswagen Passat

He VW Second generation Passat, internally called the B2, it is that we really live our generation. The first did not come to our country because it was a very expensive car import. The second was the one who was seen more in our streets, but it was still a very expensive car for the time and that not everyone could access. Though of course many craved by its peculiar liftback body with tailgate, which gave a lot of capacity and had lots of glass area.

Fiat Tipo

Was the successor of a myth as was the Ritmo that had us all in love with his Abarth version. Type had an ever more popular character and even designed from the start as well as a body of three volumes, called Tempra. This, oddly enough, did not have the success that was presumed to this type of body in Spain. But the compact type and itself that had picked the latest technology for the time, as direct injection, allowing this wonderful version "Sedicivalvole" another legacy model.

Renault 19

For we live in the era of EGB, the role of this model believe it was lower than its predecessor, the R11. But no doubt it was a commercial success because at that time there was so much competition in the market and Renault, by manufacturing at its plant in Palencia, copaba much of the share of the segment. I never found a nice car and me and my generation of EGB was a transition from the Mégane R11 missed.

Mercedes SLMercedes SL

the name SL comes from the German Sport Leich, what does it mean lightweight sports and he applied for the first time in the 300 SL, the gullwing. But really, this name represents Mercedes its flagship convertible. There are several generations but which would occupy the third period EGB (R107) which began trading in 1972 and the fourth (R129) which is owned decade. A four-seater that increased use with removable hardtop in the SLC version.

Citroen XM

It had a difficult mission, that of replace the revolutionary CX. When this substitute was launched, more modern and avant-garde, no longer she surprised us both his air suspension. Perhaps it was a commercial failure and was not one of the cars that most permeated my generation. It was much better than its predecessor, one authentic luxury saloon I would say, but did not finish enthrall the public. It is true that this type of large sedans representation, began to have competition in Spain's premium brands that took the public.

Opel Calibra

It was a revolution because He approached the coupe concept to the general public and in a wonderful way. He It was very nice car and with a drag coefficient record in the category of Cx 0.26. had 4 good places and a rear gate that led to a trunk that could be extended to 980 liters. It's amazing how now seem unable to make such a car, ie, beautiful, practical, sporty and within reach of every budget.

Renault Clio

It started in the 90s and certainly has earned a place of honor in the French brand and in our memory. Is one of the oldest models Renault allowing you to sell million units and have countless versions. When I started working on the highway, it had just been released and He was one of the first cars I tested for the magazine. The car was trendy and it remained for a long time.

Renault ClioMazda MX-5

I still remember when the director of Autopista then came a presentation where the car had excited him. It was him Mazda MX-5. So much he enthused you bought one. So anyone will miss that says it is one of my favorite cars. Broke schemes and He made available to all pure roadster It is transmitting a unprecedented driving pleasure. We have been four generations but all with the spirit of the first, we remember the guys in the EGB.

Honda NSX

He first sport I tried really was the NSX. I was so excited that even today remains one of my favorite cars. At that time it was a revolutionary car, central tandem engine which he had been tuned by none other than Ayrton senna, my idol by then. The accuracy of the shifter and turns up as the 3-liter V6 270 hp still gives me the willies. I must also say that their effectiveness was very high but his behavior was critical limit. I remember as a photoshoot He gave me a frightened the back and almost I give me a guardrail ... fortunately everything was a shock.

Nissan Primera

If I have to say some characteristic of First first (Forgive the redundancy) generation is its reliability and robustness. They were unbreakable, though They were not very graceful from the aesthetic point of view. The Japanese have never excelled in this regard, but the first was the first (pun again) that attracted the general public and could see very often on our streets.

Toyota Celica

Say Toyota Celica for me is quickly recall Carlos Sainz version. That was the first car that went to do a photo shoot and combining the excitement of trying a "car world" to the street and the responsibility not accidentarlo in violent photo shoots we did then, I stressful. But this was in the fifth generation, the most popular, but where he began to forge his reputation It was the third comprising the 80s.

Suzuki Vitara

During the time of the EGB, SUVs were fashionable. Eventually, the fashion ended up becoming quite the opposite, because it was a phenomenon that fell into disuse. Say then everyone wanted to have a TT for the "day to day" and now they want an SUV. But back to the '80. He TT best known and popular was undoubtedly the Vitara. Especially for its hardness. In fact, there are still many still circulating in our roads, because it was a very robust car.

Suzuki VitaraHonda Civic

As with many Japanese models at the time of the 80s and early 90s, Honda Civic was a marginal car. Just he looked for our neighborhoods and was only available to very high purchasing power. Until we reached the sixth generation in 1996, he did not begin to really see the Civic by Spain. And soon they gained a deserved reputation his VTEC petrol engines for its high capacity to lap up and achieve high power low displacements.

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Cars for remembrance: Volkswagen Golf GTI G60 and Rallye

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At the time of development of the turbo, VW turned to a kind of unprecedented volumetric compressor. Although successful, today engined Golf G60 was not considered are highly desirable classics.Volkswagen Golf GTI G60 and Rallye: two sports classicsVolkswagen Golf GTI G60 and Rallye: two sports classicsVolkswagen Golf GTI G60 and Rallye: two sports classicsVolkswagen Golf GTI G60 and Rallye: two sports classics

When Volkswagen was already developing the third generation Golf was decided to first to launch a more powerful version of the VW GTI Mk2. He had been experimenting with turbocharging in gasoline engines and even there were a number of tests Scirocco with a turbocharged 150 horsepower engine but, unlike Audi, could not get the desired results.

When Volkswagen decided on a volumetric turbocharger, Roots instead of the guy who was the most common, it was decided by the compressor "G". Léon Creux patented in 1905, but required materials and production processes that did not exist then. The compressor operation key G is the sealing between a movable wall and a fixed, among which it is compressed air from the outside to the center (s centripetal compressor). It's hard to get, especially when the car has many kilometers and has taken many turns compressor (the engine 1.7).

VW Golf GTI G60At Frankfurt Motor Show 1985, Volkswagen presented the Polo G 40 (40 mm maximum distance between the walls of the compressor), with a 1.3 liter engine displacement and 115 hp. In 1988 Volkswagen created the G60 engine (59.5 mm between walls), with 1.8 liter displacement and 160 hp, which he was installed in the Passat and the corrado in 1989 and in 1990 in the Golf GTI.

VW Golf Rallye first ...

Before the release of GTI G60, the German mark showed a prototype car a product designed primarily competition, the Rallye Golf. He had almost everything that he could install a Mk2 Golf at that time, G60 engine and wheel drive Syncro, but not by 16 valve cylinder head production capacity. The displacement was reduced from 1,781 cm3 to normal 1,763 (Less diameter and the same stroke) to remain below the limit of 2.5 l by applying the factor 1.4 being supercharged.

As Racing Car Group A, he Rallye was a failure because models with more powerful turbocharged engines with a total system more effective traction faced. Only he ran three rallies of the championship 1990 and his best result was a third in New Zealand, against weak competition.

VW Golf RallyeAs car series, the evaluation relied heavily on expectations. As the Golf GTI such a good car, who expected something much better were disappointed. Stability and traction were relatively good, but the benefits are not. The G60 engine was not the thrust of the turboalimentados then and the weight was 275 kg higher than a normal GTI. The relationship between weight and power Rally Golf was 7.5 kg / CV; of a Delta Integrale, 6.2 kg / CV. Yes, the owner of a Integrale knew I was going to have to do something like constant maintenance, such as on airplanes. The few who bought a rally did not have that problem.

VW RALLYE GOLF TECHNICAL

Motor: 4-cylinder, transverse front

engine displacement: 1,763 cm3

Feeding: VW injection Digifant

Power160 hp at 5,800 rpm

Transmission: AWD cetral viscous coupling and tapered trailing direrencial Change: Manual of 5 relationships

Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT: 4.03 x 1.70 x 1.40 meters

Weight: 1195 kg

Maximum speed209 km / h

Consumption 90/120 / City7.1 / 9.0 / 12.5 l / 100 km

Production season: 1990.

... And then the Golf GTI G60

Since weight was the main brake Rallye, the GTI G60 launch of a front-wheel drive He made me think "Now yes'. And yes ... more or less. the G60 He had almost everything good of a GTI, mainly as a sports and versatility as a daily car. And the good compressor G relative to a turbo then is that he had no response delay and margin utilization was great.

He was criticized GTI good motor skills was no longer enough to force engine, but in absolute terms it was not a slow car speed cornering nor those who are pulling the steering wheel when accelerating up to a lane change. Who were determined to crush the accelerator before the wheels were straight and hope the car solve the problem complained of interference traction in the direction, which is the equivalent of entering past a corner and complain that the car Does not turn. The EDS system, what braking the drive wheel slip more (Up to 40 km / h), it was more a help to start on slippery surfaces than the equivalent of a limited slip differential, which really did not need in a normally fast driving on slippery roads normally.

VW Golf GTI G60However, the VW Golf GTI G60 did not become in his power scale what was hers normal GTI. The frame met reasonable expectations for a sport like this, thanks to the 15-inch wheels, brakes and ABS sufficient, power steering with good touch, less roll than a normal GTI, by the thicker stabilizer and a recessed front suspension 20 m and 10 mm behind, all on the good structure of the Golf.

At an engine that did not have the force of turbos then joined a gearbox with some inappropriate relationships. Simplify manufacture, he had the same gear ratios and the same group as the sedan Passat G60. Instead of going shortie like other GTI, it did not reach the maximum speed in 5th. He also had a very large jump between second and third (a common defect of many German cars then regime fell 1.6 fold;.. If the second stretched up to 6,000 rpm, switching to the third was in 3750 Towards Final production GTI G60 (which was in late 1991), Volkswagen produced a short series of units with AWD Syncro, something like a rally without the distinctive body that version.

Everything we have counted to give an idea of ​​how were the Rallye and G 60 when they hit the market. Today there are two very desirable cars if they are in good condition. I do not even mind having one of the few no units in which, after the compressor G is injured it, have changed by one type Roots. Of course, after a few months with the Rallye, trade it for a Mazda 323 GT-R, losing money.

TECHNICAL VW Golf GTI G60

Motor: 4-cylinder, transverse front

engine displacement: 1,781 cm3

Feeding: VW injection Digifant

Power160 hp at 5,800 rpm

Transmission: To the front wheels

Change: Manual of 5 relationships

Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT: 4.04 x 1.70 x 1.41 meters

Weight: 1080 kg DIN

Maximum speed216 km / h

Consumption 90/120 / City: 7.0 / 9.4 / 13.2 l / 100 km

Production season: 1990-1991

When Volkswagen decided on a volumetric turbocharger, Roots instead of the guy who was the most common, it was decided by the compressor "G". Léon Creux patented in 1905, but required materials and production processes that did not exist then. The compressor operation key G is the sealing between a movable wall and a fixed, among which it is compressed air from the outside to the center (s centripetal compressor). It's hard to get, especially when the car has many kilometers and has taken many turns compressor (the engine 1.7).

VW Golf GTI G60At Frankfurt Motor Show 1985, Volkswagen presented the Polo G 40 (40 mm maximum distance between the walls of the compressor), with a 1.3 liter engine displacement and 115 hp. In 1988 Volkswagen created the G60 engine (59.5 mm between walls), with 1.8 liter displacement and 160 hp, which he was installed in the Passat and the corrado in 1989 and in 1990 in the Golf GTI.

VW Golf Rallye first ...

Before the release of GTI G60, the German mark showed a prototype car a product designed primarily competition, the Rallye Golf. He had almost everything that he could install a Mk2 Golf at that time, G60 engine and wheel drive Syncro, but not by 16 valve cylinder head production capacity. The displacement was reduced from 1,781 cm3 to normal 1,763 (Less diameter and the same stroke) to remain below the limit of 2.5 l by applying the factor 1.4 being supercharged.

As Racing Car Group A, he Rallye was a failure because models with more powerful turbocharged engines with a total system more effective traction faced. Only he ran three rallies of the championship 1990 and his best result was a third in New Zealand, against weak competition.

VW Golf RallyeAs car series, the evaluation relied heavily on expectations. As the Golf GTI such a good car, who expected something much better were disappointed. Stability and traction were relatively good, but the benefits are not. The G60 engine was not the thrust of the turboalimentados then and the weight was 275 kg higher than a normal GTI. The relationship between weight and power Rally Golf was 7.5 kg / CV; of a Delta Integrale, 6.2 kg / CV. Yes, the owner of a Integrale knew I was going to have to do something like constant maintenance, such as on airplanes. The few who bought a rally did not have that problem.

VW RALLYE GOLF TECHNICAL

Motor: 4-cylinder, transverse front

engine displacement: 1,763 cm3

Feeding: VW injection Digifant

Power160 hp at 5,800 rpm

Transmission: AWD cetral viscous coupling and tapered trailing direrencial Change: Manual of 5 relationships

Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT: 4.03 x 1.70 x 1.40 meters

Weight: 1195 kg

Maximum speed209 km / h

Consumption 90/120 / City7.1 / 9.0 / 12.5 l / 100 km

Production season: 1990.

... And then the Golf GTI G60

Since weight was the main brake Rallye, the GTI G60 launch of a front-wheel drive He made me think "Now yes'. And yes ... more or less. the G60 He had almost everything good of a GTI, mainly as a sports and versatility as a daily car. And the good compressor G relative to a turbo then is that he had no response delay and margin utilization was great.

He was criticized GTI good motor skills was no longer enough to force engine, but in absolute terms it was not a slow car speed cornering nor those who are pulling the steering wheel when accelerating up to a lane change. Who were determined to crush the accelerator before the wheels were straight and hope the car solve the problem complained of interference traction in the direction, which is the equivalent of entering past a corner and complain that the car Does not turn. The EDS system, what braking the drive wheel slip more (Up to 40 km / h), it was more a help to start on slippery surfaces than the equivalent of a limited slip differential, which really did not need in a normally fast driving on slippery roads normally.

VW Golf GTI G60However, the VW Golf GTI G60 did not become in his power scale what was hers normal GTI. The frame met reasonable expectations for a sport like this, thanks to the 15-inch wheels, brakes and ABS sufficient, power steering with good touch, less roll than a normal GTI, by the thicker stabilizer and a recessed front suspension 20 m and 10 mm behind, all on the good structure of the Golf.

At an engine that did not have the force of turbos then joined a gearbox with some inappropriate relationships. Simplify manufacture, he had the same gear ratios and the same group as the sedan Passat G60. Instead of going shortie like other GTI, it did not reach the maximum speed in 5th. He also had a very large jump between second and third (a common defect of many German cars then regime fell 1.6 fold;.. If the second stretched up to 6,000 rpm, switching to the third was in 3750 Towards Final production GTI G60 (which was in late 1991), Volkswagen produced a short series of units with AWD Syncro, something like a rally without the distinctive body that version.

Everything we have counted to give an idea of ​​how were the Rallye and G 60 when they hit the market. Today there are two very desirable cars if they are in good condition. I do not even mind having one of the few no units in which, after the compressor G is injured it, have changed by one type Roots. Of course, after a few months with the Rallye, trade it for a Mazda 323 GT-R, losing money.

TECHNICAL VW Golf GTI G60

Motor: 4-cylinder, transverse front

engine displacement: 1,781 cm3

Feeding: VW injection Digifant

Power160 hp at 5,800 rpm

Transmission: To the front wheels

Change: Manual of 5 relationships

Length x WIDTH X HEIGHT: 4.04 x 1.70 x 1.41 meters

Weight: 1080 kg DIN

Maximum speed216 km / h

Consumption 90/120 / City: 7.0 / 9.4 / 13.2 l / 100 km

Production season: 1990-1991

Opel GT Concept and Opel classic GT together in Essen

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After performing in the Geneva Motor Show 2016, the Opel GT Concept will join its classic ancestor, the Opel GT, the Techno Classica in Essen (Germany).Opel GT Concept and Opel classic GT together in Essen

The Opel GT Concept It was one of the main stars the last Geneva Motor Show. A month later, this prototype is back in full today.

Not surprisingly, the Opel GT Concept will be present in the Techno Classica Essen (Germany) to be held between 6 and 10 April. It will not be alone, because for fair world's most important classics, will accompany the legendary Opel GT 1965.

He Opel GT It will be represented by a production unit in red and also can see three versions of competition, made at the time by preparers as prestigious as Conrero, Gerent and Imscher.

Classic Opel GTThe Opel GT I was developed from the Kadett B, a car that always stood out for their extraordinary performance and dynamic qualities. He was encouraged by a four-cylinder engine 1,847 cm3, associated with a gearbox four gears. He had rear-wheel drive and improve motor skills, limited slip differential was offered as an option. It was very ahead of his time and the proof is that car steering was rack and the disc brakes on the front. Weighing 940 kg and though he was only with 90 CV, the Opel GT was able to roll 185 km / h thanks to its excellent aerodynamics.

Opel GT version prepared by garent, It was offered with specifications Group 4 and eventually she became the ultimate weapon of category 2 liters. The Opel GT developed by Conrrero got an excellent record, highlighting the ninth position in the Targa Florio 1971.

Classic Opel GTThe Opel GT Concept It represents a futuristic concept of his ancestor. Its design confirms this. Ultra-modern in its forms, dispenses with handles for doors, also mirrors. Like its ancestor bonnet is long, while its overhangs are very short. Has also extremely sharp profile, the dual exhaust also it situated in the center, while the steering wheel is clearly inspired by the original model.

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