More powerful than the Pagani Zonda: is it worth buying a Mercedes-Benz W140 Brabus 7.3
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
Five reasons to love and hate the Mazda CX-7
Mazda joined the crossover race later than other Japanese brands. Toyota, Honda and Subaru were already working on the third generation of their crossovers, and Nissan and Mitsubishi were working on the second, when in February 2006 at the Los Angeles auto show the Mazda CX-Crossport concept was shown, which after a little tweaking and minimal changes and went to the series in April of the same year as the Mazda CX-7. Mazda had to offer something new in the already highly competitive market, and this “something” was not the usual motor for the family of universal cars.
Under the hood of the crossover, a four-turbocharged 2.3 MZR L3-VDT was registered, borrowed from the Mazdaspeed Atenza sportscar (aka Mazda 6 MPS) with a K04 turbocharger retuned to lower power and more torque. Power for different markets ranged from 238 hp (in Russia) up to 256 hp (in England). Transmission – or six-speed automatic Aisin Warner AW TF-80SC (aka – AWF21, AF40-6, AM6, AW6A-EL), or six-speed mechanics. All-wheel drive Active Torque Split AWD with Haldex controlled electronic multi-plate clutch was taken from the same Mazda 6 MPS. Continue reading
Almost sport, almost cheap: is it worth buying a Toyota GT86
At the time of the creation of this car, toyotovtsy understood that the concept of a front-wheel coupe, once tested on Celica, does not guarantee a warm welcome from buyers, but owned shares in Fuji Heavy Industries (in other words, Subaru) and really wanted to get a car that would remind everyone of glorious past times. The decision came by itself: they extended a hand for a handshake to engineers from Subaru, allocated money for development and enthusiasm for fine-tuning. In Subaru, the idea took the heat, and therefore took their work on the Impreza and “dopili” her trolley for the required tasks.
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