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Is a Q50 Carbon Fiber Spoiler a Good Choice?

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The q50 carbon fiber spoiler is deemed to be the best combination for a racing car. Spoilers improve the steering of the car during a race. They maintain specific balance by reducing air resistance. Spoilers are present either at the front or at the rear side of the car. Various other spoilers are also available just to adjust the balance of the car. While carbon fiber spoilers have proved very effective in the terms of dimensional stability. Carbon fiber spoilers are made up of carbon fibers of about 5-10 micrometers in size. These light weight, cross woven carbon fibers provide the following characteristics to the spoiler;

  • High stiffness
  • Less weight
  • High tensile strength
  • Low thermal expansion that helps to cope with temperature changes

Carbon fiber spoilers not only add a luxurious style to Q50 but are also durable. These spoilers channel the airflow in the required order and reduce the drag.

Properties of a good carbon fiber spoiler

Q50 is a fast racing car, its users prefer having a wing or a spoiler for style. Whereas, racers install spoilers to their Q50 to maintain equilibrium while driving. Carbon fiber spoilers have the following distinctions;

  • More physical strength to endure high air pressure
  • Light weight with a tough structure
  • Damp vibrations
  • Reduce drag and increase speed

Do carbon fiber spoilers add style to the car?

Spoilers improve the overall look of any car, but spoilers installed to Q50 absolutely give it a definite look. Rear spoilers are generally more attractive and create more downward force to keep the vehicle planted to the road. Spoilers are multipurpose tools in this case. Front spoilers are mostly present on the lower side of the car. They reduce the amount of air going under the vehicle, thus avoiding the uplift at higher speeds.

Do carbon fiber spoilers help you in saving gas mileage?

A vehicle consumes more fuel when it exerts more drag. Spoilers function to reduce drag by creating a specific passage for the air. This sets the vehicle in equilibrium and does not exert higher steering pressure. This can help you in saving fuel and goes easy on your pocket. This is possible mostly on highways when cars do not stop for a long interval and maintain high speeds.

Do carbon fiber spoilers increase the weight of Q50?

Carbon fiber spoilers are made up of carbon fibers, that are light in weight but add greater strength to spoilers. Spoilers attached with Q50 or other cars direct the airflow in such a way that, they decrease the drag. Decreased drag means decreased pressure, which makes the car lighter in weight while driving. It ultimately increases the speed of your car with improved traction.

Conclusion

If you are in the search of spoilers for your Q50, carbon fiber spoilers are the best option for this purpose. But you are always advised to do a thorough research on the product and various stores selling the product. Otherwise, this may not last longer which isn’t what you want.

Features To Consider While Choosing a Buggy Car

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Do you have a little daredevil on your hands? If so, then a buggy car for kids is the perfect way to let them explore their love of speed and adventure with its 4WD. These buggy cars are becoming more and more popular as people discover how much fun they can be. These vehicles can handle all sorts of terrain, giving kids the thrill of off-roading without having to leave the comfort of their backyard. Plus, most models are designed to be easy to operate, so even young children can take charge.

There are many different features to consider when choosing a buggy, so that this article will outline some of the most important ones here. Let’s get started!

Important Features to Consider While Buying Buggy car

As you will be buying this buggy car for the kids to drive and play with, we have carefully made a list of features to consider getting the best buggy for the little ones.

Wheel Design (2WD OR 4WD)

The wheel design and pattern must be able to grip the terrain, and the material of the tires must ensure the right amount of friction between itself and the ground, no matter how rough it is. A 4WD will give much more power than a 2WD.

Weight and control

The buggy’s weight affects how fast the buggy can go and how easy it is to control. A heavy buggy will go slower, and a lighter buggy will be fast. Choose what’s best for your child.

Material and Durability

The buggy should be high-quality material to withstand plenty of wear and tear and repeated usage. The buggy’s frame must be light but strong material, with shock-absorbing suspensions to survive rough terrain.

Size and Seating Capacity

One of the most important things to consider is the seating capacity. Make sure the buggy is big enough to comfortably accommodate your child (and any passengers).

Speed and Motor Power

How fast you want the buggy to be able to go should be an important decision to make, keeping in mind the age of your children. Choosing a buggy with multiple speed options is better to suit different terrain types.

Safety Features

The buggy usually is a speedy vehicle for kids, so make sure that it has all the important safety features like; an emergency brake system, seatbelts, headlights, taillights, and reflective strips.

Stability and Traction

Stability must be considered because these features play a great role in your child’s safety. It must be able to grip the road, no matter how slippery it is, and without rolling over while turning the buggy.

Usability

The buggy should be easy for your child to operate to enjoy hours of fun without any hassle.

Warranty

Because buggy cars are somewhat expensive, check for a warranty before buying. It’s always good to have a warranty to fall back on if anything goes wrong.

Conclusion

By considering these factors, you’ll be able to find the perfect buggy for your needs and have a blast tearing up the track or just cruising around town! So, what are you waiting for? Get your child behind the wheel of a buggy car today!

British start-up reveals Suzuki Jimny-based Yomper pick-up

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Sub-£20,000 conversion is based on third-generation Jimny and can carry a maximum payload of 500kg

A British start-up company has unveiled a utility-focused SUV based on the Mk3 Suzuki Jimny that could cost as little as £20,000.

The Yomper is built by Yorkshire’s Yomper 4×4, an offshoot of Samson Engineering. It’s available in two specifications: the tray-backed Bergen and the drop-side Commercial, with a choice of two wheelbase sizes of 225cm or 275cm. Its amended chassis has been engineered to carry a maximum payload of 500kg. 

It’s powered by the Jimny’s standard 1.3-litre 16-valve four-cylinder petrol engine, which Yomper 4×4 says is extensively overhauled and rebuilt in-house to emphasise the car’s “ability as a workhorse, making it as close as possible to a brand new vehicle”. 

“We’ve always worked in an environment where we apply advanced engineering principles to meet the specific demands of a job,” said Yomper 4×4 CEO Giles Walker. 

“When I heard from a lot of people in my local community – many of whom are farmers – about the lack of a suitable small utility SUV on the market, I decided it would be a great opportunity to create one.” 

The conversion process involves the construction of a brand-new chassis and a bespoke alloy body. The process later developed the Bergen variant, inspired by the Subaru MV Brat pick-up truck.

Other conversion companies, such as Shropshire Quads, have designed and produced Jimny pick-ups, but Walker says the Yomper is the only conversion to feature a bespoke body and chassis built from the ground up. 

“None have gone as far as to create a bespoke body and chassis like that of the Yomper, which is essentially a ground-up vehicle that uses the Suzuki running gear and front bodywork more as components to create a full vehicle than as a basis for conversion,” Walker said. 

“Those are the key engineering differences, and the fact we can offer both body style variants shows the flexibility and bespoke nature of our design.

“The fact all our vehicles attain IVA [Individual Vehicle Approval for UK road use] is proof that our design and manufacturing approach is the correct one to take.”

Genesis Electrified GV70 makes debut at Guangzhou motor show

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SUV gets a maximum output of 482bhp from two electric motors and has more than 310 miles of range

Genesis has revealed an electric variant of the GV70 SUV, with a maximum output of 482bhp and a range of more than 310 miles. 

The Electrified GV70 was presented at the Guangzhou motor show, with Genesis claiming that it will set “a new standard for luxury electric SUVs”. 

The SUV will be available with four-wheel drive only, with a motor producing 214bhp and 258lb ft of torque on each axle. Maximum power output is pegged at 482bhp and 516lb ft, resulting in a 0-62mph time of 4.5sec when the car is in Boost mode.

Genesis claims a competitive range of more than 500km (310 miles) and an estimated real-world figure of 248 miles according to Korean EV certification standards.

The Electrified GV70 can be charged from 10-80% in just 18 minutes when using a 350kW rapid charger. 

It will be the first Genesis model to be fitted with a new E-Terrain mode for improved driving in more challenging environments. Several other changes have come to improve the driving experience, too, including a system that reduces road noise and electronic control suspension that adapts based on data collected by a front-mounted camera.

One-pedal driving is also possible, thanks to smart regenerative braking.

The show car’s Glacier White interior features a host of eco-friendly materials. 

“Our global vision to create a sustainable future through electrification is a natural extension of our original commitment that dates back to the launch of Genesis in 2015: the commitment to creating a positive impact in our customers’ lives,” said Genesis global head Jay Chang.

“I’m pleased to reveal another new electric model in China that celebrates our audacious step toward a sustainable future.”

The Electrified GV70 is one of five cars the Hyundai-owned luxury brand is presenting in Guangzhou, alongside the G70 saloon, G70 estate, G80 saloon and GV80 SUV.

It’s expected to come to Europe, although no pricing details have been announced yet.

BMW M4 Competition Convertible 2021 UK review

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How much of a driver’s car remains when you take the roof off the M4?

More so than the weight, the fabric roof benefits the styling. Since the boot no longer needs to hold three metal roof sections, the whole rear deck can be lower, more shapely and more like the coupé. The roof itself can also have a more attractive shape. Indeed, in the metal, it’s quite an elegant shape and a lot sleeker than the slightly saloonish old model. And yes, it has The Grille. Has enough time passed yet that we can admit it looks quite good? The fabric roof also enables more boot space – up to 300 litres when the top is folded, 80 more than in the old model. When the roof is up, that increases to 385 litres. 

As with most convertibles, the majority of the additional weight comes from bracing to get back some of the fixed-roof equivalent’s torsional rigidity. As such, the M4 has an aluminium shear panel in the front-end structure, underfloor bracing elements and a rear axle subframe with a rigid connection to the body.

Power is provided, as in all other M3 and M4 versions, by the familiar 3.0-litre straight six with 503bhp at 6250rpm and 479lb ft at 2750-5500rpm. Despite the weight, it still powers to 62mph in a faintly ridiculous 3.7sec.

What’s it like?

Those specifications suggest quite a hardcore, serious performance car, so the question is how that lies with the more relaxed, cruiser character of a convertible.

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Superficially, it feels very similar to any other M3 or M4. You’re looking at the same dashboard, and the beautifully made and user-friendly interior and iDrive system; you’re sitting in the same brilliantly supportive but slightly silly carbon bucket seats (more normal seats with an Airscarf-type system are standard); and there is the same firm ride and relatively high level of road noise.

It’s still a car you would be very happy to use every day, though, and having a fabric roof rather than a metal one changes very little in that respect. You would be hard-pressed to notice the 0.2sec penalty in 0-62mph acceleration compared with the coupé, because it feels just as unusably accelerative.

The xDrive system is also perfectly integrated. Leave everything in Comfort mode and traction is absolute, but engage M Dynamic mode and, particularly on a cool autumn day, it will feel as rear-wheel drive as you could ever want on the road. Out of tight corners, a wiggle of the hips can be enjoyed with total confidence because it’s nice and progressive, and you’re never on your own. As with other xDrive M cars, you can turn the stability control all the way off and put it in rear-wheel drive mode, but given how playful it already is in the halfway mode, that’s something best left for the track.

Where the M4 convertible can come undone is on particularly uneven roads. Here, you can feel the lack of torsional stiffness as the steering column feels like it’s moving about and the whole car gets messily deflected by bumps in a way that the hard-top version doesn’t. The steering precision and feedback that are normally there come and go with the terrain, too.

We’ve said previously about the coupé version that the stiffer suspension settings are worth using because the body control gains outweigh the small reduction in absorbency, but in the convertible, they just exacerbate the body stiffness issues.

Should I buy one?

Most of the time, the M4 Convertible is what we’ve come to expect from the latest generation of M cars: fearsomely fast and supremely balanced but as easy to drive and almost as painless to live with as any 3 Series. However, on a typical fast B-road, it lacks the final element of precision that you want to confidently place what is now quite a large car with the capability to move extremely quickly. In fairness, that’s still the norm for big convertibles.

The new M4 Convertible starts from £83,355. Considering that the previous generation cost a whopping £20,000 less when it was introduced, that seems like a lot of money. However, it’s actually less than a Mercedes-AMG C63 Cabriolet, which is still the outgoing model because we’ve yet to see AMG or convertible versions of the latest C-Class. A Porsche 911 Cabriolet will set you back at least £97,130, and that’s for a Carrera without all-wheel drive and considerably less firepower. There hasn’t been an Audi RS5 Convertible since 2016.

Even though the M4 Convertible is somewhat compromised as a driver’s car, in that light, you’re still getting an awesomely capable and entertaining drop-top for the money.

Strange eastern European cars – can you remember any?

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We take a look at the good, the bad and the plain weird from eastern Europe and Russia

State-controlled car makers leveraged the limited funds they had available to put millions of motorists on wheels, whether they needed a small city car, an off-roader or a spacious van for work. Some firms put an emphasis on design to conquer overseas markets while others took a strong interest in racing and occasionally beat more experienced rivals.

From econoboxes with muted Italian genes to experimental mid-engined coupés, here are some of the hits, the misses and the plain weird cars that hatched from the eastern European and Russian car industries.

2021 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2023 Nissan Ariya

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Nissan introduced the U.S.-market production version of its first all-electric SUV this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. According to Nissan, the new Ariya crossover SUV is the first production model that represents the company’s electrified brand identity.

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Granted, that identity so far rides on just two vehicles — the Ariya and the Leaf compact, which has been in production for years. But Nissan is gearing up for a wide roster of EV offerings, and the Ariya is just a first salvo in that effort. As such, the Ariya is built on an all-new EV-specific platform with a liquid-cooled battery mounted at the base of the chassis and provision for a variety of different motors and drive-wheel configurations.

Size-wise, the Ariya straddles several vehicle categories; its exterior dimensions that are similar to Nissan’s Rogue compact SUV, but the interior is sized more like the company’s Murano midsize crossover.

The Ariya is available in a single-motor front-wheel-drive version or a dual-motor “e-4ORCE” (pronounced “E force”) all-wheel-drive model. Single-motor Ariyas have 238 horsepower, while the dual-motor version makes an impressive 389 horsepower. An 87 kWh battery is the only battery choice, but it provides a 265- to 300-mile estimated driving range, depending on the motor and drive-wheel configuration, says Nissan.

For the Ariya’s cabin, Nissan engineers took advantage of the EV-specific platform to maximize space inside, without the limitations typically imposed by a traditional internal-combustion drivetrain. For example, the climate-control system is located under the hood, where the engine would be on a gas-powered car, thus freeing up interior space

According to Nissan, the interior is designed around “the Japanese term ma – referring to its spatiotemporal qualities of belonging to both space and time. The interior is more akin to a sleek café lounge on a starship, evoking performance and intrigue, rather than a traditional automotive cabin.”

Hey — their words, not ours. The cabin design does indeed have modern, minimalist aesthetic that’s free of knobs, buttons, or other visual barbs. Whether that’s a good thing or not in day-to-day use will largely depend on how well Nissan has worked out the Ariya’s user interface and touchscreen controls. A fairly standard set of infotainment and connectivity features are expected, including Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto.

Also included are new driver-assistance features, including Nissan’s next-generation Pro-Pilot Assist 2.0 system that allows hands-free driving on highways in certain specific conditions. Also available is Nissan’s e-Pedal system, which boosts the vehicle’s regenerative braking to allow the driver to accelerate and decelerate using only the accelerator pedal.

In addition, the Ariya is available with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 set of active-safety and driver-assist features, which includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist and rear automatic braking.

The Ariya is offered in four different models: Venture, Evolve, Premier, and Platinum. Base prices range from $49,950 for the front-wheel-drive Venture to $58,950 for the top-line Platinum with all-wheel drive.

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Despite being the first automaker to launch a modern mainstream pure-electric vehicle (the 2011 Nissan Leaf), Nissan hasn’t followed up the Leaf with other electric-vehicle offerings in the ensuing decade. As such, the company has found itself relegated to being a relatively minor player as of late in the EV category (which is heating up rapidly). But with the Ariya, Nissan finally has a strong statement vehicle that has a good chance of attracting mainstream non-EV customers to the segment. This bodes well for the all-EV future the company has planned.

Helping toward that goal is Ariya’s tasteful, crisp styling that looks fresh, contemporary and ready for the future, while still embracing enough of Nissan’s traditional design vocabulary to fit in well with the rest of the company’s lineup. Along with this are the Ariya’s fairly roomy interior dimensions, despite a relatively trim exterior size, which should make it easy to live with in day-to-day use. Topping off those virtues are Ariya’s good power output and impressive range, making this likely to be a popular choice among mainstream EVs.

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