along a curve
While in AMG they sharpened their teeth and blocks for Zonda, their colleagues at Brabus did not sit idle either. Having accumulated a considerable amount of experience in working with Mercedes engines since 1977, the Germans met the twelve-cylinder M120 that appeared in 1991 with the most sincere delight – in the sense that they immediately dismantled it and squandered it. They didn’t become embarrassed with the volume – this is how a 7.3-liter unit with a forged piston, modified inlet and outlet and other “hand applications” appeared, which brought its power up to 574 hp and torque – up to 772 Nm! Just do not forget that in order to reach the peak moment, the motor will need to be cranked up to 5,750 r / min – because it is atmospheric. Continue reading
The other day we wrote about the situation with the DerVays plant in Cherkessk, which has not yet renewed the contracts for assembling Lifan and Chery cars for 2019, and now let’s try to figure out what is happening in Mikhailovsk at the Stavropol-Avto assembly plant. Is there a connection between these enterprises? Yes there is. In order to reveal it in detail, we need a separate large material, the place of which is, rather, on the pages of the business press. In this case, we have somewhat different tasks, so we simply note that there is a connection at the level of the founders, at the level of top management, at the level of kinship of people who at various times had a relation to both DerVais and Stavropol-Auto. . Such a connection is also traced through third companies. The China Automarket holds a special place in this chain. Continue reading
Leaving the main design solutions, the engineers were forced to use the larger Volkswagen PQ35 platform, on which models such as the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Tiguan and Volkswagen Golf were built at the time. The Fabia and Polo platform originally prepared by the Yeti turned out to be too small.
In the spring of 2009, the crossover premiere was held at the same Geneva Motor Show, sales began in Europe in the summer, and in November of the same year Russian sales of Skoda Yeti were launched. Initially, two of the available range of engines were selected: 1.2 TSI (105 hp, 175 Nm) and 1.8 TSI (160 hp, 250 Nm). With them, a 7-speed robotized box with a double dry clutch DSG7 and a six-speed “mechanics” aggregated. The car was offered both in front-wheel drive version, and with the system of automatically connected all-wheel drive. Continue reading