2015 – LOTUS DEMANDS AUTOMATIC
– The Lotus Exige now has a six-speed automatic transmission with which the brand aims to improve driving dynamicsWith a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine of 350 hp, the Exige S Automatic reaches 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds (0.1s faster than the manual version), crossing the 160 km / h 9.2 seconds. The maximum speed for this version is 261 km / h (233 km / h for the Exige S Roadster).With a ratio of 296 hp per tonne (1,182 kg in total), the Exige S Automatic was designed to offer sensations and driving dynamics similar to the manual version, with aluminum butterflies placed behind the steering wheel to enable manual control of the Cashier. The brand guarantees that the Exige is as fast as the Exige S manual on the Hethel test track.The transmission control panel is located in the center console, with buttons for Park, Reverse, Neutral and Drive. Each speed increase takes only 240 thousandths, with reductions accompanied by a distinct sonority in Sport mode.In this mode, the throttle response becomes more direct and Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) alters the management of the traction control, thus allowing the driver to better explore the dynamic capabilities of the Exige S. The exhaust sound also changes. For even more intense sensations, the brand offers an optional Race Pack, which includes a Race mode that further reduces DPM action. Combined consumption of Lotus is 10.4 km / h, while the emission level is 222 g / km of CO2.
2014 – LOTUS EXIGE S LF1 LIMITED EDITION
Lotus has created a limited edition of 81 copies with the designation Exige LF1. Based on the Exige S, this edition comes in shades of gold and black for the exterior, with red details and specific logos. The model also features gilt wheels and a Race Pack that includes a Dynamic Performance Management system, sports brakes and Pirelli P-Zero Trophy tires. The interior inherits the exterior colors, with sports seats in leather and fabric with embroidered headrests and armrests. It also has air conditioning and an individually numbered carbon fiber board. The engine is a supercharged 3.5 V6 with 350 hp and 400 Nm of torque, allowing the sports car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 274 km / h.Those who purchase this special version will also have access to a guided tour of the Lotus plant in Hethel and another to the headquarters of the Formula 1 team in Enstone. The “Exige LF1 Membership” still qualifies for a replica of the helmet used by Lotus F1 team rider Romain Grosjean on the 1: 2 scale, a Lotus F1 keyring, a USB Lotus F1 Team pendrive and special discounts at the official British mark.
2014 – LOTUS LMP P1 / 01
The new Lotus P1 / 01 has become the center of the 24 hours of Le Mans, event in which the LMP1 L class was revealed to the media and the public for the first time. The Le Mans Innovation Center was the venue for the long awaited launch where Lotus LMP drivers Christijan Albers, Christophe Bouchut and Pierre Kaffer took the porsche boxster car cover off of the stunning car designed by Paul White.The delays resulting from an inevitable change in engine supplier, the AER, prevented the team from competing at the world-famous event last weekend to the disappointment of the team and the drivers. Anyway, the launch of the LMP1 was a moment of great pride for the team as it is very important and representative to be present in one of the races of the highest world class and dominated by world famous manufacturers.At the launch, Lotus LMP Chief Operating Officer Boris Bermes said: “It’s really moving to see so many supporters and team fans here at Le Mans. It’s hard to be here and not compete because we have a very competitive team and very riders they really did everything they could to try to meet the homologation deadline, but now we’re going to focus all of our efforts for the test in Austin in September.I’m looking forward to show our fans and our competitors.The Lotus LMP riders made it clear they are really looking forward to being behind the wheel of P1 / 01, former Formula One driver Christijan Albers said: “P1 / 01 has incredible potential and I can not wait to see what the car can do it. It sure is strange being here and not running, but the team remains definitely optimistic for the rest of the season, anything can happen in this sport. “
2019 – HONDA AUTONOMOUS WORK VEHICLE
Honda has developed a stand-alone all-terrain vehicle that will be presented at the next edition of the CES in Las Vegas, which opens its doors to the public on January 8, 2019. It is a small stand-alone vehicle to end the risk which some professions represent for workers, whether in fire-fighting, agriculture, construction or rescue missions.The prototype results from the combination of a Honda ATV with an autonomous driving technology system. From this combination came the Autonomous Work Vehicle, as it was baptized, which has GPS, several sensors to guide it – just like any other autonomous vehicle – and a load system that allows to carry various types of accessories.The Japanese brand ensures that its characteristics and size make it a very agile and perfect machine for various types of scenarios, from dense forests to urban areas. In any terrain, it can always be programmed for three types of modes: ‘follow me’, ‘standard’ and ‘A to B’.To test it on the required terrain, Honda sent this specimen to three distinct locations: a solar panel company in North Carolina, a fire brigade specializing in forest fires in Colorado and an environmental science school and agriculture in CaliforniaIn the case of firefighters, and using the ‘Follow Me’ functionality, this prototype proved to be very useful in transporting heavier materials and tools, thus relieving the effort of the elements of this fire company.In the case of agriculture, for example, the Autonomous Work Vehicle was programmed to follow a path from point A to point B and was equipped with a spray system for pest and disease control.It remains to know what surprises Honda has prepared for yet another edition of this international electronics fair.
2019 – HONDA CIVIC COUPE
The Honda Civic has received in the United States a slight aesthetic and technological update, both in its sedan and coupe versions. For the time being these improvements are restricted to the United States, but possibly soon to be extended to other markets.This upgrade, which comes with the purpose of maintaining the successful modern Japanese model, comes with some outside enhancements as well as some important updates to the device.The Honda Civic 2019 will be recognized for its refurbished front end, which adds a new grille, as well as a new design for the bumper and the lower ventilation grille, as well as new Full LED headlights. The rear has also been revised, but the changes introduced here are quite light, as only a few trims have been renewed, such as a chrome-plated bumper on some trim levels.On the other hand, the 2019 line of the Honda Civic is enriched in the United States with the arrival of the new level of finish Sport, which gains a few sports touches that include bumpers of specific design and the chromed exhaust of polygonal format. Honda also took the opportunity to redesign the 10-spoke and up to 18-inch diameter alloy wheels, as well as showcase a revamped exterior color palette.The equipment of the Civic 2019 improves with a refreshed 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But the most relevant innovation of the revamped Civic is related to the Honda Sensing driving assist systems, which are now standard equipment throughout the American line. These road assists include, among other things, stand-alone braking in the city, frontal collision warning, track maintenance, track unintentional change alert, adaptive cruise control, etc.
2019 – HONDA CIVIC TYPE-R AUSTRALIA POLICE
The Honda Civic Type-R appeared in the service of the Police Department of the Australian state of New South Wales, after an agreement between that police force and Honda for a 12-month assignment.The 2.0-liter VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 320 hp of power and 400 Nm of maximum torque, allowing acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 272 km / h.These are more than enough numbers for the Australian police, but as is often the case in that country, this Honda Civic Type-R will not be used to chase after mums. It will be used in the Australian authorities’ Eyewatch initiative to bring people closer to the police through social networks and to encourage citizens to take a more active role in community security.Thus, the Type-R will be used in various events throughout the state of New South Wales and will have as mission to promote a positive dialogue between the people and the forces of authority.Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, has no qualms about claiming that the Civic Type-R will be the ideal recruit to attract more public interest in local Police activities.”The Civic Type-R was developed from scratch to ensure a satisfying driving experience in the hot hat segment. It has proven to be extremely popular with customers, enthusiasts and the media, so we are optimistic that the NSW Police will find the car a great tool to generate interest in the community, “he said.
2019 – HONDA AUSTRALIA 50 YEARS
Honda has been present in the Australian market since 1969 and to celebrate 50 years of operations there, the Japanese brand has just launched a unique line of products that will not go unnoticed.From cars to motorcycles, to a lawn mower and even a small generator, Honda has introduced a special version of several of its products that stands out for the golden vinyl with which they are decorated.The choice of color is directly related to the 50th anniversary and was applied by ‘Vinyl Wraps and Graphics’ – Australian company – in partnership with the Japanese manufacturer. The final result is impressive because it is a bold bet, especially under the Australian sun.The Honda NSX and Civic Type-R, the two most sporty and radical models in Honda’s catalog, were the two cars chosen to receive this special treatment. The mechanics and the exterior look remained unchanged, standing out only the golden film and the commemorative logo of the 50 years.This gilded collection is also marked by the CBR100RR Fireblade supermoto, the enduro CRF450L and the CRF50F children’s bike. Add to that the HRU19 Buffalo Premium grass cutter, designed and assembled in Australia, and the EU22i power generator.None of these models are for sale. The brand informs that they were created solely for promotional purposes and to celebrate this landmark, therefore, can not be purchased by any customer.