Friday, February 4, 2011


Japanese autoconcern Nissan declared one of these days increase of the prices for model Maxima of the sample of 2009 which release has begun past June.
As official representatives of the company have declared, the similar measure is compelled and is caused first of all by increase of the prices for automobile raw materials. Now models Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV will cost $30160 and $32860, accordingly.
Both models are equipped advanced 3.5 l engine V6 and a gear box CVT, informs site TopSpeed.
For an additional payment the buyer can get more powerful engine. Power of V6 series engine VQ for model 2009 will be developed by power in 290 h.p. at a twisting moment in 353 Nanometers, that on 35 h.p. and 12 Nanometers more than at similar model 2008.

Nissan always was famous for that its testers skilfully avoided a meeting with photospies to official presentation of model. But this time sport penalties 370Z has not managed to “leave” from paparazzi who have overtaken the car in Germany.
Nissan 370Z goes on change a sport penalty 350Z and it will be shown the public in November of this year on the international motor show in Los Angeles. Outwardly the model 370Z has similar lines with the predecessor, but, of course, possesses also own style.
It is supposed, that the car begins to be completed with V-shaped “six” in volume of 3.7 l capacity of 330 h.p. and as much as possible twisting moment of 366 Nanometers. On hearings, the model can be equipped and 4.5 l by the motor, but such version if will go on sale, only in the market of Japan, writes Leftlanenews. In standard complete set Nissan 370Z will receive a six-step mechanical gear box, powerful brakes Brembo and light-alloy wheels dimension of 19-inches. For the additional sum it will be possible to order sport carss and with an automatic transmission.
So hold on tight, the beast is coming!

During a motor show passing in the French capital the Japanese autoconcern Nissan has presented conceptual electropenalties - mini, most tiny of all that was born ever in company design offices. It it is planned to make a basis for planned to release on the market in 2015 of the car which, according to developers can serve as an exemplary vehicle for near future megacities.
The model name is word-combination cutting-down “new view” - “a new sight”, a new image of the future municipal transportation where compact electromobiles dominate.
Presented concept with the landing formula 2+1 it is equipped with the electromotor eating from lithium-ionic of batteries which charge suffices on 125 km at the maximum speed of 120 km/hour. The motor transfers a twisting moment directly to a front axle as transmissions in model are not present, informs Autoua. The length of the car makes 1980 mm, width - 1500 mm, height - 1700 mm. Roof Nuvu is made of glass with the built in solar batteries.

Simultaneously Nissan prepares less radical car with the electric drive which production version will present on a motor show to Tokyo then model will send on the market. Nuvu is not a direct prototype of the given model, but represents a number of innovative technologies which will appear in new to a compact car.


In the middle of December in Amsterdam the Japanese motor-car manufacturer Infiniti plans to show the special version of crossover FX 37/FX 50, received an interesting name - Millionaire.

The Japanese crossover Infiniti FX Millionaire will be officially presented to Holland on December, 14th. The circulation of the special version of the car will be limited to 100 cars. To distinguish “special clothes” from factory updating Infiniti FX will not make special work. Original lines of “millionaire” become the two-colored body, painted in dark grey tone lattice and arches on a roof, and also tuned up and modified head optics.

Salon of the Japanese crossover will fit al cantra and it is stitched by a brown line. The central console and the majority of panels are executed from carbon. In standard complete set Infiniti FX Millionaire goes with satellite navigation with a hard disk on 10 Gb, new system of the circular review and audio system Bose Sound System.
Car cost will make, at least, €95.450.

Mazda Cars

Japanese have shown in Paris the third generation of the popular roadster, passed small face lifting.

The car has outwardly changed slightly, and still we will note occurrence in front of lines in the spirit of RX-8 - new head headlights, air intakes. The design rear фа also has changed. But, that is more important, model 2009 has received additional 500 turns of the twisting moment, new aluminium disks of dimension of 16 and 17 inches, and besides, the modernised box with new carbon synchro units improving a gear shift.

Also the steadfast attention has been given by engineers Mazda to a front suspension thanks to what the car differs now more a smooth motion and the best roadability. The roadster as we already wrote, with motors power of 126 and 160 h.p. will be equipped
Sales of the new Mazda MX-5 in the European market will begin in the middle of the next year, then the car will bring to the North America.

Lexux Car

Lexus planned to add for a long time in series F of supercar LF-A and special version of sedan GS. But because of global crisis in a car industry the future of project LF-A looks rather foggy. GS, most likely, and it will not be embodied, and here IS F will receive updating.
As writes Japanese automobile magazine Best Car, even in so uneasy economic situation concern Toyota owning mark lexus, is not intended to give up as a bad job a sports direction in development of a bonus brand. At present there passes working out of updated version IS F, transfers

Initially for restyling versions IS F 5,0-litre motor V8 by power of 435 h.p. was assumed, that on 12 h.p. there are more than parametres of power of the present version. Nevertheless engine options have decided not to change, and to pay all attention of roadability and to sedan weight reduction.

Refreshed and upgraded IS F will receive carbon front both rear a bumper and dilators of wheel arches. Karbon-ceramic will be brake plates, and an upholstery of seats Recaro - from a carbon fibre. At the expense of all it the car weight will decrease on 140 kg.
The new version of sedan IS F can cost even more than Nissan GT-R SpecV which in base manages in $160 thousand

Honda Civic

Honda Civic
The debut on the international motor show in Paris hybrid hatchback Honda Insight has eclipsed a premiere of other model of the Japanese concern - Civic Type R Championship White.

The special version of model Civic Type R is intended for the Old World market. The car is equipped by differential of the raised friction therefore engineers Honda managed to achieve the best roadability. Model Honda Civic Type R Championship White is equipped by the two-litre engine i-VTEC power of 200 h.p. On assurance of manufacturers, special version of the car there passes a circle on a racing track on 1,44 sec faster, than usual model.

European car Honda Civic Type R will be on sale only in a body of white colour - Championship White in which first model Honda on races Formula-1 in 1963 has been painted. The car handles of doors “have put” in white light-alloy disks dimension of 18 inches, and, on a gasoline tank cover, radiator lattice have covered with black chrome.
Sales of Honda Civic Type R Championship Edition White in Europe will begin in the end of current year, informs Carscoop.

Honda Accord

Development history
The first Accord, appeared in May, 1976, first has been offered public only with a body a hatchback was the car with located cross-section 1,6-litre 80-strong engine. Sedan Accord was issued only a year later.
In 1978 the scale of engines has been filled up 1,8 l by the unit.
In 1980 one million cars Honda Accord has been exhausted.
Since then, representing on public court each following generation Accord, experts Honda entered new improvements that has allowed it to win a title “the Best car of year in Japan” and during 3 years to be the most sold car in the USA.
1982 Honda Accord the second generation start to assemble in the USA: the car became the first Japanese which manufacture has been adjusted in New Light, and since 1988 American Honda Accord even start to export to Japan.
In 1983 there is a restyling of cars of the second generation. There is ABS, 12-klapannye engines and an automatic check point with effective blocking of the hydrotransformer. On engines 1,8 now system of distributed injection PGM-FI with electronic control.
And the versatile person under firm name Aerodeck has been added to a hatchback and a sedan only in 1985, on cars of the third generation. This generation distinguished presence of a front two-lever suspender and engines in volume from the previous 1,8 and 2,0 DOHC.
The epoch of the fourth generation has fallen 1990 - 1993. Quality of a paint and varnish covering of cars of this generation has been improved, that promoted excellent resistibility of corrosion. An inner trim of faultless quality, a soft covering of seats. Version ES was distinguished by seats with a leather covering. In 1992 have eliminated the miscalculations admitted at fastening of a windshield.
Especial popularity from versions of the fourth generation at buyers uses 2,0i LS with the 131-strong unit. Except the usual serial equipment, LS offers: ABS of brakes, the hatch in a roof, electric window regulators in all four doors, vanity mirrors with the electric drive, etc. the Luxury version 2,0i ES has the high quality equipment: aluminium disks of wheels, wooden inserts, a leather upholstery of interior, air air conditioner, a pillow of safety and the central lock.
In 1991 the scale of engines replenishes 2,2 DOHC.

Since 1992 Accord starts to be issued in the Great Britain.
The next, fifth generation under account Honda Accord debuted in 1993. Initially the lineup has been presented only by a body a sedan, and only in couple of years there were versions with bodies of a coupe and the versatile person. Thanks to the zinced body, Accord this generation well resists to corrosion. Possesses spacious enough interior which internal space allows, it will quite comfortably be arranged both ahead, and behind. In furnish qualitative materials with advantage the past test by time are used. Seats convenient, with accurately expressed lateral support.
Technical characteristics of Honda Accord
Engines differ power and reliability. To them in this generation mechanics Honda had been added the unit 2,2 DOHC VTEC. At qualitative and timely service, they are capable to leave to 400 thousand kilometres. The suspender is adjusted in such a manner that is capable to satisfy even the most exacting driver.
On reliability Accord is in number of leaders. All units have the big resource that explains their high enough cost.
To increase
In 1997 on change sixth generation Accord comes. This modernisation has concerned basically the engines, which steels more counterbalanced, economic and less noisy. The buyer can choose one of two four-cylinder engines a working volume of 1,8 and 2 l power accordingly 115 and 131 h.p. 3 l will be issued Besides, Accord with volume of the engine. VTEC V6 (200 h.p.) which differs extraordinary economic fuel consumption.
Engine VTEC a working volume of 2,2 l develops 150 h.p. while power of a diesel engine with direct injection of the fuel developed in firm “Rover”, makes 105 h.p. Engines are established together with a 5-step mechanical or 4-step automatic gear box. Five-lever rear suspension specially developed for this car provides good roadability and high smoothness of a course.
All cars are equipped by an adjustable steering tube, the steering booster, the hydrocorrector of headlights, rear screen heating up, an immobilizer, the central lock with remote control, the electric drive of mirrors, the aerial, audioconducting, dynamics. Bodies of cars have a bilaterial galvanic corrosion-resistant coating.
4-Door sedan is issued in the Great Britain (Swindon), the USA and to Canada, the coupe and the versatile person are delivered from the USA. Engines at the American models - 2.2, all injectors, powers - 125, 130 and 140 h.p. depending on a complete set (DX, LX, EX, SE).

Classic Cars

Automotive » Classic Cars

The Stories Behind Car Logos

"What fools indeed we mortals are
To lavish care upon a Car,
With ne'er a bit of time to see
About our own machinery!"
- John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922), American author, editor and satirist.

Indeed, we care about and for cars more than we care for ourselves. And often, the first thing we care about is the brand, symbolized by the logo. Some of these car logos are famous throughout the world, instantly recognizable at a moment's notice. The Mercedes Benz three-pointed star, the Ferrari prancing horse, the Chevrolet bow-tie - they represent the brand wherever there products are found. Here, we present the not-so-well-known stories behind some of these well-known logos, in no particular order. We have intentionally not included logos that are self-explanatory, such as those that include the name (or initial) of the brand - Ford, Honda, etc.

1. Mercedes Benz: Two German car manufacturers, Benz & Cie. and Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, merged in 1928 giving rise to Daimler Benz Co. The famous three-starred logo was originally designed by Gottlieb Daimler in 1909, and subsequently featured on Daimler Benz cars. After Daimler's death, his partner, Wilhelm Maybach, took over the company and sold many Daimler cars to wealthy businessman Emile Jellinek, who later bankrolled development of a new line of cars named after his daughter Mercedes. Hence, the name. The logo is supposed to represent the brand's "domination of the land, the sea, and the air."

2. Ferrari: The famous Cavallino Rampante or "prancing horse" logo has its origins in a chance meeting between company founder Enzo Ferrari and Countess Paolina, mother of Count Francesco Baracca who had been an ace of the Italian air force and used to paint a horse on the side of his planes. The Countess asked Ferrari to paint a horse on his cars for luck. The black color was used to symbolize grief at Baracca's death in action while the yellow color represented his birthplace of Modena.

3. Chevrolet: The Chevrolet bow-tie logo is one of the simplest, yet most well-known corporate symbols in the world. It was first used in 1913 and there are conflicting stories on its origin. While one theory goes that it was inspired by a wallpaper pattern seen by co-founder William Durant, another says that it represents a Swiss cross in a homage to the origins of the other co-founder Louis Chevrolet. Incidentally, Durant had founded General Motors before he was forced out and established Chevrolet.

4. Dodge: The brand has a new logo since this year, but most people still identify it with the "ram's head" logo. The logo first appeared as a hood ornament in the 1930s. The ram was chosen for its ruggedness, something Dodges have always tried to portray. In fact, so popular did the logo become that Dodge trucks began to be called Rams. Today, it is still used for the spun-off Ram brand.

5. Buick: Not many know that Buick is the oldest American automobile manufacturer. Founded in 1899 by David Dunbar Buick, it was later acquired by William Durant and became the centerpiece of the General Motors conglomerate. The logo was originally a single shield representing Buick's ancestral coat of arms. In 1960, the single shield was replaced by a trio in red, white and blue representing the three cars then in the Buick stable - the LeSabre, Invicta, and Electra.

6. Maserati: This Italian luxury car manufacturer was established in 1914 by the five Maserati brothers Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, and Ernesto, in the town of Bologna. The trident logo was designed by an artist and is based on a sculpture in the Fontana del Nettuno (Fountain of Neptune) at Bologna. Neptune is the Roman God of the Seas and is represented with a trident in his hand.

7. Mitsubishi: The Mitsubishi brand of cars is member of a larger conglomerate that began life as a shipping firm in 1914 and is named after the Japanese words for three diamonds ("mitsu" meaning "three" and "bishi" meaning "water caltrops," also rhomboidal like diamonds). Consequently, the origin of the logo becomes clear.

8. Subaru: The name of the company is actually the Japanese translation of the Pleiades star cluster, which also means "to gather together." Subaru is a division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI). The name refers to the five companies that joined forces (Fuji Kogyo, Fuji Jidosha Kogyo, Omiya Fuji Kogyo, Utsunomiya Sharyo and Tokyo Fuji Sangyo) to form FHI. The logo represents the cluster.

9. Mazda: The company derives its name from the Persian God Ahura Mazda as well as the name of the founder Jujiro Matsuda. The stylized "M" logo, also known as the "owl" logo, represents Mazda stretching its wings for the future. It may also represent Ahura Mazda, who is often depicted by a flying sun-disk.

10. Audi: The company's name is based on the surname of the founder August Horch, meaning listen - which, when translated into Latin, becomes Audi. Horch had originally founded Horch Automobil-Werke, from where he was forced out before founding Audi in 1899. In 1932, Audi merged with Horch, DKW, and Wanderer, to form Auto Union. The Audi logo of four intersecting rings represents this merger. Its resemblance to the Olympic logo caused the International Olympic Committee to sue Audi in 1995.

Sport cars

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2005-2007: The Intel shift

The MacBook Pro (15.4" widescreen) was Apple's original laptop with an Intel microprocessor. It was announced in January 2006 and is aimed at the adult activity.

At the Worldwide Developers Word tone tact on June 6, 2005, Steve Jobs declared that Apple would move producing Intel-based Mac computers in 2006. On Jan 10, 2006, the new MacBook Pro and iMac became the premier Apple computers to use Intel's Set Duo CPU. By Honourable 7, 2006 Apple had transitioned the full Mac fluid communication to Intel chips, over 1 gathering rather than declared. The Power Mac, iBook, and PowerBook brands were retired during the changeover; the Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro became their several successors. On April 29, 2009, The Wall Street Book according that Apple was structure its own aggroup of engineers to plan microchips.