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January 2021

Ferrari F8 Tribute: An Excellent Sports Car

The new Ferrari F8 Tributo is a central V8 sports car with a turbo included, of course, this new sports car is manufactured by Ferrari and the engine has a capacity of 720 hp.

It is important to note that the name of this new car is in honor and tribute to the entire central Ferrari V8 saga that preceded this new model.

Engine and Power

This new vehicle manufactured by Ferrari has a 3.9-liter Biturbo V8 engine, with a power of 720 hp (710 HP; 529 kW) at 8,000 rpm.

Without a doubt, this new Ferrari F8 Tributo is the fastest and most powerful conventional Ferrari V8 to date.

This vehicle has the ability to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 1.9 seconds, and from 0 to 200 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.8 seconds, and the top speed of this Ferrari is 340 km/h (217.14 mph).

Compared to previous models, the transmission of this new Ferrari has changed very little, consisting of a 7-speed gearbox and double clutch.

Design

The design of this new vehicle is simply great, the body has an aerodynamic shape, ideal for reaching maximum speed with total ease.

In the rear of this vehicle, you can see a great spoiler, and without a doubt, it is the most characteristic element. The purpose of this element is to increase the rear aerodynamic load, but without damaging the resistance to the advance.

The front end is very different thanks to the integration of the S-Duct, it consists of an innovative aerodynamic solution that contributes to a 15% increase in the aerodynamic load.

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2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD Features and Specs

The car market is shifting back towards SUVs rather than small cars but the minivan segment maintained its market share. The 2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD offers more of the same with some improvements to technology and safety. With all the new features, the Pacifica is now a more family-friendly minivan that is also suitable to carry a considerable cargo.

Exterior

From the outside, the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD does not stand out in any particular way. It has the design of a modern car but nothing too flashy. The headlights are narrow with LED daytime running lights contouring them from beneath. The front grille is rather large while the bottom side holds LED fog lights, contoured by a grey bumper element.

The sides of the van do not have many creases or distinctive design elements. For the rear, things are a bit different as the Pacifica has taillights that extend from one side to the other with one long LED strip.

Engine and Transmission

The AWD version of the Pacifica features a 3.6-liter petrol engine. It delivers 287-hp and it is paired with a nine-speed automatic. There is also a hybrid version that has 27 less hp but has much better fuel economy, especially in the city. On the highway, the hybrid will not offer much of an advantage.

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How Collision Warning and Automatic Braking Systems Work

Vehicle safety technology started moving away from mechanical systems more than a decade ago. Collision warning and automatic braking systems use advanced sensors and technology that makes cars much safer for drivers and pedestrians as well.

The way these systems work is very simple. They combine cameras and sensors to detect objects in front of the car. In some cases, radars are used to detect the distance between the car and the vehicle in front of it. This is being monitored by the car ECU continuously as long as the car is turned on. Even when the car is standing still, collision warning and automatic braking systems are active.

The automatic braking system works along with side collision warning systems. Automatic braking is triggered by collision warning sensors. When the ECU considers that the vehicle might collide with another vehicle, obstacle, or pedestrian it engages the brakes automatically without the input of the driver. This system takes into account multiple factors. The ECU checks if the driver engaged the brake pedal, the speed of the car, and the distance towards the object.

It also detects the moving speed of the object in front to determine a safe braking distance. If the driver fails to react accordingly, the collision warning and automatic braking system take control of the car, assisting the driver and avoiding a traffic incident.

If the car detects an obstacle approaching or if an object is dangerously close, it will not engage the brakes if it determines that the current stopping speed determined by deceleration, how hard the brake pedal is pressed and distance to the object make it possible for the driver to avoid the collision unassisted. Keep Reading

2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Details Leaked

The 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has not yet received an official unveil but there have been some leaks to hint at what to expect. While no official photos of the exterior have been published, the Z06 is expected to maintain familiar looks.

Exterior

In late 2020, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 prototype has been spotted on public roads. While most of the exterior was masked, the overall shape of the car looks very familiar. It features quad-exhaust and the same taillights with the large LED strip going through the middle of the tail.

Because the car was covered, few other details could be distinguished. The upcoming Z06 will have LED daytime running lights that contours the headlights and large air vents on the sides like in the previous generation.

Engine

While many anticipated a supercharged petrol engine or even a hybrid, Chevrolet will be offering the upcoming Z06 with a 5.5-liter naturally aspirated engine. The engine will come in a V-8 configuration. It will be a flat-plane twin-cam engine that can go up to 9,000 RPM and delivers 625 HP. This makes it one of the most powerful naturally aspirated engines, packing 99 more HP than the second most powerful.

An interesting aspect of the upcoming Z06 is that there will be an all-electric version. Chevrolet has not disclosed much about the technology of their electric powertrain, range, and HP.

Lastly, there will be a hybrid version. The hybrid version will have a total output of 1000 HP and will be paired with an automatic transmission.

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