Aston Martin V8 Sportsman Estate: A rare shooting brake with a lot of class looks for new owner

Aston Martin V8 Sportsman Estate

The auction house Bonhams has put on sale an unicorn of Aston Martin that left of factory in 1996: a Shooting Brake that happened to be called V8 Sportsman Estate. With automatic transmission, left hand wheel and 20,000 kilometers on its odometer, only three copies of this creation were commissioned by two Swiss brothers.

It uses the V8 Coupe as base and it borrows the same 334 hp that allow to reach the 257 km / h. Aston Martin has meticulously maintained this peculiar model since it left the factory more than 20 years ago, and next month it may reach more than 400,000 dollars at the auction. Who wants an SUV having this? » Read more

Škoda Kodiaq Scout: The variant of the Czech SUV is heading for the Geneva Motor Show

Škoda Kodiaq Scout

When a couple of months ago we got behind the wheel of the new Škoda Kodiaq I anticipate that a version Scout character jeep was on its way, with cosmetic changes and off – road capabilities. Now we can see the first images of Škoda Scout Kodiaq as we await his presentation at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Focused to use off-road, this SUV Scout Czech version of the seven – seater offers all – wheel drive in all its variants and offers a choice of two petrol and two diesel engines with power outputs of between 150 and 190 hp. Will thus completing the range, as the brand announced a few days ago, also it has a future vRS Kodiaq sports court, with 240 hp. » Read more

This is the most beautiful and light electric bike that you will see

Electric Bike

I love bikes, in general, and as a lover of this two – wheeled vehicle I enjoy spending time watching models that I will not buy, just for the pleasure of knowing companies and designs. Budnitz is a manufacturer that makes bicycles exquisite, very manicured in detail and quality, but I never imagined they would get electric thrusters in their models.

Budnitz Model E is called the specific model, and I sincerely like almost all of it under the price, as is the norm in the rest of the catalog of the house, easily approaching 7,000 dollars, if not passed. Forget the money and see what they have created an electric bike that does not look it, in which classics with modern lines notes invite us to think that in the design world ends marry if done tastefully. » Read more

Can you imagine chatting with your bike? Kawasaki wants to throw a personal assistant Siri style

Kawasaki

What the Japanese firm Kawasaki and chatty bikes does not seem a crazy, impossible idea. I do not know if the level of conversation fantastic car, but with the ability now our mobile phones.

Artificial intelligence is reaching new fields of action, and by developing the same on mobile devices is easier today to get voice interaction systems and personal assistants decent. Cortana and Siri have shown us the way, but had not imagined that this could have a direct impact on the world of two wheels. » Read more

The new Peugeot 3008 wants to enter through the nose, rather than eyes

PSA has the Peugeot 3008 about to be presented to the media. We will know and we will prove it soon, but before that the lion brand has published a feature crossover (for Peugeot, SUV Premium) that can smell you good or bad, depending on your requirements as to what organizational of a car.

And it is that the Peugeot 3008 will debut the i-Cockpit Amplify option, with an in-dash diffuser, with which the driver or passenger can choose what should smell the cabin, three available fragrances designed perfumer Antoine Lieand produced the French company expert in environmental fragrances and distributed through the air Scentys. » Read more

What is a hybrid 48v and why you must know

Following the announcement by Volkswagen of restyling of the current Golf, some media have speculated about the arrival of hybrid engines 48v to leveraging the restyling range. It is a type of powertrains why many, especially German, European manufacturers are betting for the immediate future.

With standards increasingly stringent emissions, especially for diesel engines, several manufacturers will launch into the market models gasoline “mild hybridization”, which in the industry known as “48V Mild Hybrid System” or “hybrid 48 volts ” . In fact, since Valeo to Delphi, to Schaeffler or Continental, component manufacturers already have these systems ready.We tell you what that hybrid 48v and why many will come to market. » Read more

MINI is almost ready its plug-in hybrid Countryman

With the almost complete development process, MINI showed itself in its first model plug -in hybrid, based on a MINI Countryman second generation, which will be realized in the near future. It is a MINI combining a combustion engine and an electric, allowing a completely electrically conductive. Although it is still shown with camouflage, and reveals features as the charging socket on the left front flipper. » Read more

Sony finally has a multimedia receiver for cars equipped with Android Auto and carplay

Sony carplay

Already it has some years that Google and Apple gambled by putting their operating systems in cars, this through solutions such as Android Auto and carplay, systems that have been incorporated into systems Infotainment from different manufacturers worldwide. The interesting thing came when receivers manufacturers ‘aftermarket’, i.e. those that are sold separately to be installed in the car, also incorporated these systems to their devices.

The first recipients could get with Android Auto or carplay, but it was Parrot who in 2015 launched the first receiver with both systems, which made manufacturers like Alpine, Kenwood, JVC, JBL and Pioneer will follow the steps. Today is the turn of Sony, who has certainly been slow to enter this market and now does with the multimedia receiver XAV-AX100 aftermarket. » Read more

iScout is the HUD who wants to succeed where others have failed: in our car

iScout

The segment HUD car takes moving for some time, and there are manufacturers that integrate these elements into their high – end models. We also have independent devices that do not just materialize, but now comes a proposal somewhat different.

It is iScout a HUD that works with any smartphone, displays notifications of applications like WhatsApp and is even able to accept or reject calls in hands – free vehicle with a simple gesture of our hand. » Read more

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR: 67 Mustang modernized with 780 hp

Shelby GT500CR

Although I have not talk about Classic Recreations, the truth is that the company Oklahoma specializing in restorations of classic still making mischief and, in fact, his latest creation is a Shelby Mustang 1967 called GT500CR 900S and sporting a CR Blurple colored purple with white stripes, chosen by the Arab sheikh who has charge. » Read more

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