The Volkswagen company and the Andretti Autosport team issued the «charged» version of a hatchback of Beetle which presentation took place on the Chicago Motor Show.
The novelty under the name GRC Beetle is developed for participation in the races Red Bull Rallycross. The car is equipped with a turbocharged engine TSI, developing 560 hp and AWD system, reports Worldcarfans.
Tanner Foust and Scott Speed become pilots of cars. It should be noted that transition to GRC Beetle will happen in the middle of a season, and till this time the Andretti Autosport team will use the modified versions of the Volkswagen Polo model.
As earlier reported AvtoMoskva.com, the cost of the Russian version of legendary «Beetle» will cost the buyer from 719 thousand rubles. Besides a standard complete set of Beetle to buyers will offer Beetle Design and Beetle Sport versions.
Kia launched the production of electric Soul
Kia company started mass production of electric variant crossover Soul prefixed to the name of EV, the public made ​​its debut at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year. At first the novelty will go on sale on house for Kia, the South Korean market, and then will appear and in other countries (which – it isn’t known).
We will remind that range of a course of Kia Soul EV fluctuates within 130-160 kilometers. Placed in the underhood area has a capacity of motor 109 h.p. and a maximum torque of 285 Nm. Its power by using the battery pack, air-cooled, under the floor and having a reserve of energy in the 27 kW ∙ h. at the charge density of 200 kW ∙ h.
Electric Kia Soul is equipped with the recuperative braking system of the third generation, allowing to use for refill of stocks of accumulators to 12% of kinetic energy of the car. In a recharge mode the system switches over at slowdown or braking.
Battery is fully charged in 5-24 hours, and using 50-kW charger for charging the car from 0 to 80% will take only 33 minutes. The maximum speed of the electric crossover is 145 km / h, and acceleration to the first hundred he would need at least 12 seconds.
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