I love the new Znopresk design language!
Zenshi at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
Zenshi arrives at the motor show with their current lineup of cars, ranging from the tiny Tessitura to the large Pike, and setting the centre of attention in their section of the show with two essential models to the brand.
2018 GTS-30T Type M Shown in Force Blue
While the Grandea hasn’t changed significantly from last year, the biggest change for it is a newer version of the LZ3-ACE GMTE engine that now has VVL technology implemented within it, allowing for more power to be added, while displaying efficient power delivery.
Also new for this year is the inclusion of a turbocharged I4 model, the 320 HP 2.5L QS25GDAT, as the new base engine of the Grandea. Like the 3.0L models, the GTS-25T comes in two versions: the comfort-oriented Type-M, and the sports-oriented Type-S.
The iconic 2+2 premium sports coupe will come standard with a multitude of features, such as power tilt/telescopic steering and front bucket seats, remote engine start, 8.5 in touchscreen, dual climate control, and power folding side mirrors. Options include Nakamichi premium audio (standard on the GTS-30T Type M), leather upholstery (standard on GTS-25T Type M and both 3.0L models), and SM-AWS. All models will come with a choice between a 6-Speed Manual or a 6-Speed AvanTec.
2018 4.8M shown in Rosen Red Metallic
Like the Grandea, the Axia carries itself over from last year, but with some improvement both inside and out.
The 2018 Axia is given a touched up front bumper revision that gives a more sophisticated appearance, yet still accentuates the athleticism the full-size sedan possesses. Standard equipment on the Axia is the same from last year, which included a power dual panoramic sunroof, dynamic active suspension, active noise control, and a 360-degree camera.
For the 2018 model year, the overall trims have been simplified to a few versions: 3.0M and 4.8M, and a 3rd version which is still currently being tested, and utilizes a similar powerplant to what was used over 12 years ago.
A mysterious car has been filmed at a nearby airport.
Just a day later, Dimension Motors , which is founded 4 years ago, admitted that this car and the Gerala(Recently introduced by the media) are their creations. And this mysterious car’s name is …Xerinna.
Dimension Motors makes their first step at the supercar market. After 3 years of development, Xerinna is finally completed.
This beast is powered by a 3.0L Twin Turbo V6.Producing 485HP and about 600Nm.
Despite it is kind of underpowered as a supercar, it’s performance is definitely a supercar. Xerinna weights only 1260kg thanks to the carbon fiber chassis.(1203kg for the RWD version, which is planned to announce at 2019) Xerinna is also using the custom version of Gerala’s AWD system and better infotainment, to provide even greater driving experience. Dimension Motors also did a great job on the fuel economy–35mpg(US)! You rarely see such economy in the supercar category. Overall, It is clear that Xerinna is definitely a great balanced super. As a newcomer of the car industry, Dimension Motors is doing very well!
3.0L TC V6 (Codename: CAMELLIA)
Layout:Mid-engine ,all-wheel drive
0-100km/h:Less than 3secs
Hmm… There’s already another company with the same name as yours if I’m not mistaken. But apart from that issue, this is a compelling junior supercar, not a full-fledged one.
Press Day 1
The 2018 Geneva International Motorshow is finally underway at last, and we’ve seen a whole slew of official releases on this first of the press days. I’ve even had a chance to do some test-drives too. Without further ado…
Time for a few test drives then. First up…
That’s all for day one. We’ll conclude press coverage tomorrow. For now, it’s time to find an afterparty and a hotel room for a one night stand, cause my god am I going to need one to clear my mind after some of the stuff I’ve seen today.
- Gavin Anderson
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Montes Roadster: time to enjoy the wind again!
10 years after launching the last generation of the Roadster, today we present the new-gen Roadster. And it comes with a lot of new features!
C O N C E P T
For the development, we have focused on two basic pillars: enjoyment at the wheel, and design.
To ensure the maximum enjoyment of the driver, we have taken into account the following factors: weight distribution, position and driving position, detachable assistance elements, and precise and direct touch of the control elements (steering, pedals …), and simplified infortaintment system. Reduced to the essential.
Another new feature is the option to switch off the electric power steering, if you want a more sporty and old-school feeling.
P O W E R T R A I N
The 2018 Roadster it comes witt three engines: a naturally aspirated 2.0L 160hp engine, the turbo 2.0L 230hp (used on the Urban GT Turbo), and a 3.5 V6 (a detuned version from the MRP RX35VG) with 336hp.
The only available transmission, is a 6-speed manual gearbox, coupled to a geared LSD. Later, a six-speed double clutch box will also be offered.
B O D Y & C H A S S I S
The new chassis, monocoque type, is built in lightweight AHS steel, and has 50% more torsional rigidity than the previous generation, but with less weight.
As for the body, has a retro design, which collects features and characteristics of sports cars of the 60s. A large front grille and details such as mirrors (extra), as well as the rear and side grille, in chrome. Combined with contemporary details, such as the lean and thin headlights, Matrix full LED technology (and laser in option for the high beam), LED tail lights, slim design, and aerodynamic handles, with chrome finish.
P R I C E
The 2018 Roadster is available from:
-2000 160: 27.122€
-2000 Turbo 230: 29.023€
-3500 340: 36.192€
R I M S
Responding to the comments about the rims seen in the photos of the teaser, are some optional rims (+ 1200 €), created by Borrani, exclusively for this model.
So, calm down. We also have more alloy wheels available.
THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!
More photos, soon
And, @DeusExMackia, we have an Assetto Corsa car model, if you wish to drive the car!
(Remind me to never do 4 cars at once again…)
If you;re gonna offer him a test drive, at least get the name right!
Who’s that Robinson?
I revised again the car price. Now is cheaper.
And, BTW, is a v8, not a v6.
0-62: 3.1 seconds
Top Speed: 208mph
We at JHW also invite Gavin Anderson to be the very first person to drive the car.
Model 1 - JHW R510.car (17.6 KB)
Ceder Geneva International Autoshow
The music playing in the background for the reveal
Lazuli Metallic Ceder Aspera 3.0 TXi shown in images.
Caliban’s humble announcement.
What are we doing here? Didn’t expect us? Yeah, but we have something to announce.
After four years accepting orders for the newest generation of the Caliban Thunder, we’ve finally finished our first image and engine refresh for it.
The new Caliban Thunder will be just as nimble as before the facelift, but the engine output has been raised from 150hp to 180hp; the engine has been kept N/A and has even reduced its displacement from 1.6 to 1.4 liters. To counter this and make even more power, we extended the rev range and powerband, now redlining at 9000rpm. As such, out latest version of our famous I4 has been nicknamed “Screamer”.
The new engine doesn’t use VVT for a purer experience, but it does use VVL to increase efficiency. Consumption has decreased to 8 l/100km for the newer engine, while offering more power and higher revving than the older engine.
The refreshed Thunder will now be orderable for only $19400.
THE ZEST-ZENIT LINEUP 2018
THE ENTRY LEVEL
THE ZEST 1.7 PRIMA
If this is the most used fleet car in Italy, there is a good reason. Low running costs, good drivabilit and a pinch of peppiness to allows italian drivers to have a bit of fun here and there. As the simplest interior without any entertainment system, allows almost everybody to afford a brand new, reliable C segment car.
THE IDEAL TRIM
THE ZEST 1.7t LINEA
The choice of the italian commuter. A comfortable, family friendly hatchback, with great fuel mileage wihout sacrificing any grociery-getter capability, children friendly (thanks to its integrated rear seat booster) and robotized gearbox for the sporty moment when the whirring of the turbo unleash all the horses available. It also has the new Zcreen, the infotainment system debuted on the Zephir in the 2012.
THE PREMIUM SEDAN
THE ZENIT 1.7ti SALA
For the person that doesn’t want to sacrifice the reliability and the technology of the Žnoprešk brand but want a premium feel while driving it. Thanks to the direct injection, the 1.7ti is capable of almost 100hp/l retaining a great milage. No compromise on this engine/car/trim combo. Only the best that Žnoprešk can offer.
THE HOT HATCH
THE ZEST 1.7 TS
At the moment, the only 3 door version of the Zest. Similar interior of the Linea, it has an upgraded infotainment system, but the real deal is the LSD on the driving wheels, the dual clutch gearbox, the adaptive dampers and the launch control. It reach 100km/h in less than 6.2 seconds. But all the sportiness do not came at the sacrifice of the car’s drivability. A car that means Fun!
2018 Automation EOTY Awards
Hmmm so my risk didn’t pay off XD. Oh well. At least more constructive criticism
Thanks for reviewing the car @DeusExMackia !
New for 2019, Leviathan brings you the Scylla series. Loaded with technology developed from the Halcyon project, there is a Scylla for the role of family commuter, luxury sedan, and high-performance GT.
The Scylla (base model)
The base model Scylla is a premium sedan is powered by a very smooth and enjoyable 2.1L inline-6 turbo, giving it 238 hp and 215 lb-ft. of torque. The Scylla achieves a combined 34.6 mpg with cruising tests reaching much higher. Thanks in part to its VVL technology, the inline-6 is quiet at low speeds and is capable of revving up to 9000 rpm. 0-62 mph acceleration is just over 6 seconds and the top speed is tested at 153 mph. Surprisingly nimble for it’s size, the Scylla makes use of it’s active multilink suspension, dual clutch transmission, and AWD layout for a fun driving experience that doesn’t sacrifice everyday comfort.
The entry level trim comes with premium leather seats, a sunroof, and Leviathan’s tried and true premium infotainment system. A $3,500 option is available for the new HUD system with 12-speaker Revel audio, internet access, voice controls and more. Electric Variable power steering and ESC ensure the Scylla is easy to drive and includes a sport setting. The base Scylla’s pricing starts at $30,995.
The S model is the next major step up from family sedan to GT car. This trim level features a 3.3L V8 twinturbo making 369 hp. This is enough to propel the Scylla S from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds and reach speeds near 180 mph. The tuned suspension and high performance tires help the 2-ton car push 1.2 g’s around corners. The advanced HUD system comes standard with the S model as well as the highest quality safety features available. Much faster and nearly as efficient as the base model at a combined 30.7 mpg, the Scylla S is priced at $58,100.
The high end Scylla GT is a 2+2 coupe version with the option of 4 full seats. The GT gets its power from the Halcyon’s 488 hp V12 twinturbo. The 0-62 mph time is a blistering 3.6 seconds without the help of its launch control and its top speed is 193 mph. Carbon ceramic brakes stop the GT from 62-0 mph in just 94 ft. Every inch of the interior conveys quality, with it’s futuristic HUD system shared with the Halcyon GT. The fuel economy is not sacrificed for this performance 30.6 mpg combined. While not tuned for the track racing, the GT achieved 1:18.25 around the Airfield test track. The Scylla GT will be available later this year for $84,675.
Gavin Anderson, you are welcome to test drive the Scylla GT if you desire. LMC Scylla - GT.car (32.7 KB)
We’re not finished here yet at Leviathan. The last of our new models will be revealed tomorrow!
Thanks! Its my favorite out of them too. That’s why there’s 3 pictures of it
Presenting the Mk4 Pampero’s new face and trim options
The ST is FMU’s answer to the rising popularity of hot hatches and affordable sports cars. the thought process was “Why not the best of both? the space of a hatch and the fire of a light sports car?” Armed with a 327 Hp this Scam can reach the 100 km/h mark in just over 5 seconds. with only rear wheel drive!
ENGINE: HSB4 200ST VVT/L DI turbo
Power: 328 hp @ 8300 rpm
Torque: 313 nm @ 6500 rpm with the turbo kicking in at 4000 pm
Gearbox: 6 speed sequential
Differential: RWD GEARED
alloy 20’’ 9.5 wide
Tires: 245/40 r20
Supension: active wishbone front and back.