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Vignette Slovenia 2020: cost, duration and where to buy

Vignette Slovenia 2020: cost, duration and where to buy

What is the Slovenia cartoon? The Slovenian vignette is the toll payment system on the Slovenian network. In practice, you pay to be able to travel on the motorway network for a certain period of time rather than for a certain route. The Slovenian 2020 vignette […]

Water temperature light: what to do if it is on or flashing?

Water temperature light: what to do if it is on or flashing?

What is the red coolant sight glass? The red coolant sight glass is represented by a thermometer immersed in a liquid, symbolized as a wave. The more imaginative may also describe the water temperature warning light as a "sailboat in the sea" or a "buoy in […]

Engine malfunction indicator light: what to do if it is on / blinking

Engine malfunction indicator light: what to do if it is on / blinking

What is the general misfire engine light? Since 2002, a new warning light has appeared on the dashboards of all cars: the yellow misfire light, also called the generic misfire light or simply the engine warning light. It was introduced 18 years ago with the […]

Toyota FJ Cruiser bids farewell in August

Toyota FJ Cruiser bids farewell in August

It's based on the short Land Cruiser and is 4.67 metres long. Unlike most of the SUV fauna that swarm around, we are talking about a real off-roader, like the Jeep Wrangler. It shares with it the retro design feature, as the FJ Cruiser is based on the FJ40. […]

Broken timing belt: symptoms, noises and what to do

Broken timing belt: symptoms, noises and what to do

What are the symptoms of a broken timing belt? The timing belt is one of the most crucial components for the proper functioning of the engine of our machine. If the timing belt is worn or damaged, it becomes impossible to coordinate the internal components of […]

Alfa Romeo 159 (2005-2011)

Alfa Romeo 159 (2005-2011)

Introduced at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, it had the difficult task of replacing the 156. The 159 was supposed to be a car with more technological content, bigger and with better performance than its predecessor. Today, we know that this was not the case. Italian […]

Kei cars to the European? Why not?

Kei cars to the European? Why not?

The Biscuter or the Isetta were immediate successes that mobilized entire countries, before the growing purchasing muscle of the working classes allowed them to move up the ladder and begin to mobilize on a massive scale with the Volkswagen Beetle, Renault 4/4, […]

Defective car thermostat: how much does it cost to replace?

Defective car thermostat: how much does it cost to replace?

What is the car thermostat? The car thermostat is a metal valve with an integrated temperature sensor. Together with the coolant, radiator and water pump, the car thermostat is part of the car's engine cooling system. The main task of the car thermostat is […]

By eliminating the EGR valve, what happens, can it be done?

By eliminating the EGR valve, what happens, can it be done?

What is the EGR valve? The EGR valve is an engine component whose purpose is to reduce the level of emissions from modern vehicles. This valve reintroduces 5-15% of exhaust gases back into the engine. This ensures complete combustion of the fuel and a reduction […]

Ford Focus RS MK1 (USPI)

Ford Focus RS MK1 (USPI)

The first truly radical example of that magnificent fifth of compact sports cars was the Focus RS. When the groundbreaking Focus hit the market, it was a huge leap forward from the Escort it replaced. Where the last Escort was a competent but logical car and not […]

Peugeot 206 RC (USPI)

Peugeot 206 RC (USPI)

At the time it lived in the shadow of the Clio RS of the time (the 182 hp) which offered a similar "chicha", and a somewhat different driving dynamics. With the cup chassis the Renault was probably more praised, although the 206 RC did not detract either. It didn't […]

Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport

Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport

Because this is a test drive of a car, not a declaration of love, although it kind of sounds like that... doesn't it? (canned laughter). Come on, I'm getting serious, after all this is still the last big test I do for Pistonudos (more on that in a bit, in another […]

The Pontiac Aztek was not only an ugly car, it was also revolutionary.

The Pontiac Aztek was not only an ugly car, it was also revolutionary.

This model is considered one of the ugliest cars in history. I know that this qualifier is very subjective, the beauty is very different depending on the eyes that observe it. But we can certify that it is an exotic car by shapes. This model, although it seems […]

This is the new Alfa Romeo logo

This is the new Alfa Romeo logo

Now that we are a couple of long weeks to meet the new Giulia, the D-segment sedan that will serve as the starting signal for the refounded Alfa Romeo FCA, worthy rival of BMW, Fiat promises, we have been able to see, thanks to a slip of Alfa Romeo italia computer, […]

Bertone, the failure of beauty

Bertone, the failure of beauty

Shortly before Nuccio Bertone died at the age of 82, on February 26, 1997, Ermelinda "Lilli" Bertone swore to her husband, son of founder Giovanni Bertone (1884-1972), that she would carry on the family business until 2012, when the Bertone company would have turned […]

Broken engine mount: here are the 5 definitive symptoms

Broken engine mount: here are the 5 definitive symptoms

What are engine mounts? The engine mount is the automotive component responsible for securing the engine firmly to the car's chassis, while minimizing the vibrations created by the running engine. Without engine mounts, all the vibrations produced by the engine […]

Andy Wilman is no longer the producer of Top Gear.

Andy Wilman is no longer the producer of Top Gear.

Then, following the departure of several of its producers and presenters, it fell out of favour, and was left with just over 3.5 million viewers in its home market. It was then that Jeremy Clarkson, who was already presenting the show at the time, joined forces […]

How much does it cost to replace car shock absorbers?

How much does it cost to replace car shock absorbers?

What are car shocks? Car shocks are part of the car's suspension system. They almost always consist of a metal cylinder filled with gas or a special oil. The main task of car shock absorbers is to slow down and compensate for the vertical movement of the suspension […]

Clogged EGR valve: Symptoms and what to do

Clogged EGR valve: Symptoms and what to do

What is the EGR valve? The EGR valve is a component that serves to reduce the emission level of modern vehicles. This valve recirculates part of the exhaust gases back into the engine (between 5% and 15%). This allows complete combustion of the fuel and a reduction […]

Today is the birthday of the Ferrari F40

Today is the birthday of the Ferrari F40

We will now explain in more detail the origin and development of this model. Starting point, 288 GTO (1984) We entered the time machine and we came out in 1982 with shoulder pads and backcombed hair, when the Group B rally car appeared. For several years […]

Chaparral 2J

Chaparral 2J

Hap Sharp and Jim Hall were two former F1 drivers who sought to combine their knowledge of racing and race engineering to develop single-seaters capable of winning championships in both the United States and Europe. After developing up to 8 different models, the […]

Ford Scorpio, or the failure of the generalists in the premium segment.

Ford Scorpio, or the failure of the generalists in the premium segment.

The Ford Scorpio arrived two years after the Ford Sierra. This D-segment sedan designed by Patrick Le Quément (who years later would continue experimenting at Renault) exhibited a very aerodynamic style that had already been announced with the Probe III concept […]

Symptoms of burnt spark plugs in the car: what are they and what to do?

Symptoms of burnt spark plugs in the car: what are they and what to do?

What are spark plugs in cars? Car spark plugs are those electrical devices that produce the spark that starts the combustion of the fuel inside the engine. Car spark plugs are, in fact, the "fuse" that allows the controlled ignition of the fuel inside the cylinders […]

How to design a suspension

How to design a suspension

But what is the suspension of a car? To keep it short, we could define it as everything that connects the wheels to the rest of the car. And as such, it is of vital importance as we will see below. Let's make a summary of the types of suspension and their main […]

Alfa Romeo 156 (1997- 2007)

Alfa Romeo 156 (1997- 2007)

The Alfa Romeo 155, despite its sporting successes, did not have the commercial success that the brand expected. With the exception of the Q4 version, the 155 did not have the dynamic performance that Alfa fans expected of it. For this reason, the 155's sporty […]

Handbrake light on: what does it mean and what to do?

Handbrake light on: what does it mean and what to do?

What is the parking brake light? The parking brake warning light is almost always identified by a P inside a circle with two brackets on the outside. This circle with brackets is, in fact, the reference symbol for many warning lights in the car's brake system. We […]

Scion, rest in peace (2003-2016)

Scion, rest in peace (2003-2016)

In the late 1990s, Toyota realised that its typical customer base was over fifty, and that it needed to attract younger customers. It was decided to create a dedicated brand, in the same way that General Motors created the Geo and Saturn brands. It was basically […]

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, a 7-seater with German flavour

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, a 7-seater with German flavour

As Volkswagen announces, this increase of 21 extra centimeters is preceded by an increase in its wheelbase of 11 extra centimeters. Taking into account these data, not only should we notice that the company offers, as they themselves argue, a more spacious or usable […]

Abarth 124 Spider, vs. Mazda MX-5 and Fiat 124 Spider

Abarth 124 Spider, vs. Mazda MX-5 and Fiat 124 Spider

Taking advantage of the fact that last weekend I had the opportunity to drive the new Abarth 124 Spider at the Navarra circuit, and since the first units are already being delivered in Spain, I thought it was worth analyzing the differences with its Mazda and Fiat […]

First images of the interior of the new Kia Sportage

First images of the interior of the new Kia Sportage

The step forward in the placement and visual finish of the elements is appreciated. The infotainment system screen grows in size and the steering wheel is modernized. We are surprised, in any case, the presence of countless buttons on the center console at a […]

The history of the Lancia Stratos

The history of the Lancia Stratos

As life would have it, Giugiaro left Bertone two years later, and Bertone didn't hesitate to hire Gandini for its design team. Marcelo's evolution at Bertone was noticeable, even though he was just "one more". His first great known work would be the Miura. In 1966, […]

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II: a matter of pride

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II: a matter of pride

With the Mercedes 190E EVO2 the opposite is true. Everyone knows that this is a special version and not just any 190E. To begin with, only 502 units were produced and they were used for the homologation of the car in the DTM championship. Then, and above all, […]

Toyota Supra 3.0i and 3.0i Turbo A70 (USPI)

Toyota Supra 3.0i and 3.0i Turbo A70 (USPI)

The Toyota Supra A70 lost the name Celica, as the two previous generations were the top of the range Celica. In 1986 the range was split in two, leaving on the one hand the front-wheel drive Celica, and on the other hand the Supra with rear-wheel drive and longitudinal […]

Gran Turismo Sport: New Era, New Direction

Gran Turismo Sport: New Era, New Direction

And how has it earned such respect? Thanks in part to a racing simulator called Gran Turismo. A simulator that has sold over 75 million copies across all of its installments, and of which we would like to introduce you to the latest: Gran Turismo Sport. It's important […]

Alfa Romeo 155 (1992-1997)

Alfa Romeo 155 (1992-1997)

In January 1992, Alfa Romeo unveils in a special event in Barcelona its new model, the 155 (although its official debut would not be until the Geneva Motor Show in March of the same year). It is the second model of the brand with front-wheel drive and transverse […]

The new all-wheel-drive BMW M5 is the fastest M of all time

The new all-wheel-drive BMW M5 is the fastest M of all time

The look is raw, but discreet, very much in the style of the M5 E39. Its differentiating elements are noticeable in its large wheels, its large air intakes at the front, the rear diffuser, its widened tracks or in the four exhaust outlets. Let's move on to the […]

Why hasn't the Toyota GT 86 succeeded?

Why hasn't the Toyota GT 86 succeeded?

It is very grateful for the effort made by Toyota and Subaru investing in the development of the GT 86, a halo car of those who do not always bring benefits, but it shows that in these brands there are people who like cars. With the GT 86 Toyota offers its particular […]

Mazda MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro

Mazda MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro

If you like the Kuro, based on the imminent retractable hardtop version, maybe you'll see your wishes come true and you'll be able to buy an MX-5 with that semi-matte metallic paint. Personally I'd advise against it, as it's almost impossible to keep that kind […]

Will we ever see cars with the Saab logo again?

Will we ever see cars with the Saab logo again?

NEVS has a production plant under construction in China that should be capable of making 200,000 cars a year, while still relying on what's left of Saab's sales and distribution network. But does this give us hope of seeing cars with the Saab logo on the grille […]

Zastava Yugo, the worst best car ever?

Zastava Yugo, the worst best car ever?

Let's take a look at some advertisements in the written press. In Spain it had the slogan "Yugo, the surprise", in which it also highlighted its strong points: assistance throughout Spain and compatible technology, and, above all, emphasizing its very low price. […]

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

But in this profession to which I dedicate myself, if there is a maxim that one must always apply oneself, it is not to pay attention to prejudices, in the same way that one must not pay attention to pressures from the environment and brands. Otherwise, what's […]

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo 4C

The car gains speed with desire and the sound, although not orgasmic like the 458 Italia, impresses you with its depth, while the wind begins to be heard too, massaging the fine bodywork of Italian design. I kiss the 210 per hour marker while I slightly hollow […]

Audi RS4 B7 (USPI)

Audi RS4 B7 (USPI)

Since then, little by little, the idea of buying a muscular family car has been gaining ground in my heart until I was determined to want one as soon as I became a parent. That time came this year, and the RS4 was the first choice. The problem? Well, my wife was […]

Simca 1000

Simca 1000

The project to manufacture what we know today as Simca 1000 was born in the mid-fifties of the last century, when the French brand was the second French car manufacturer, just behind Renault, despite having such a limited range. But when the Sinai war broke out […]

Rimac Concept One

Rimac Concept One

The project Back in 2007, a restless 19-year-old Croatian from a wealthy family, Mate Rimac, was fascinated by the world of electricity applied to the automobile as a means of propulsion. So much so that he started his personal project in his own garage. He wanted […]

SEAT 600 by Full Gas

SEAT 600 by Full Gas

The car is owned by Angel, one of the partners of Full Gas Garage. This is a garage where you can rent a box with everything you need to work on your own car, and when I say everything you need, I mean from the tools to the paint booth. They can also advise or […]

Holden Commodore, another victim of globalisation

Holden Commodore, another victim of globalisation

High-performance-loving Australians will notice it the most. Rear-wheel drive and V8s will move to - at best - V6s and all-wheel drive. More mainstream versions will use front-wheel drive and four-cylinder engines. It's already the norm in these parts, but it […]

Peugeot 308 GTi

Peugeot 308 GTi

The difference of 2,500 euros is much more than a simple "repro" of the engine to get 20 hp more. The available colours: Ultimate red, Magnetic blue, Perla Nera black, Artense grey, Nacré white and Hurricane grey. The most powerful can opt for a two-tone paint […]

New Peugeot 3008 GT and GT Line

New Peugeot 3008 GT and GT Line

The 3008 GT is quickly distinguished by the specific wheel arches and 235/50 R19 tyres as standard, with two-tone Boston diamond rims. This and the engine is the only thing that changes dynamically, and Peugeot does not detail changes in suspension, chassis or […]

Classic: Mercedes 190E

Classic: Mercedes 190E

It is in 1982 that appears for the first time in the range of the German manufacturer a "compact" sedan, according to the terminology of the brand. And it is that the W201, as it is known internally, is the smallest car to date of the brand of the star. One […]

Cleaning diesel/petrol injectors: when to do it and how much it costs!

Cleaning diesel/petrol injectors: when to do it and how much it costs!

What are injectors? Injectors are cylindrical-shaped devices whose task is to transfer fuel from the tank to the engine, atomizing it correctly for optimal combustion. The fuel pump extracts the fuel from the tank and transports it through specific pipes to […]

A3 license: exams, cost and age limits for 2020

A3 license: exams, cost and age limits for 2020

What is the A3 license? The A3 license is the most comprehensive among motorcycle licenses, as it allows you to ride any motorcycle on the market without any limitations. For this reason, it is often referred to as the unlimited A license. If you look at the […]

Toyota 2000GT

Toyota 2000GT

A bit of history Toyota's origin comes from the manufacture of trucks and military vehicles, and before that, from the manufacture of looms. In 1933 it began to manufacture passenger cars for civilian use, but they were too conventional and did not arouse any […]

These are the 5 fastest front-wheel drive compacts at the Nürburgring

These are the 5 fastest front-wheel drive compacts at the Nürburgring

Nowadays, the most sporty front-wheel drive vehicles have elements such as self-locking differentials and complex electronics that allow a considerable increase in their performance. However, brands still have to deal with one of the biggest handicaps of front-wheel […]

How much does it cost to change the oil and filter in the car?

How much does it cost to change the oil and filter in the car?

What are the oil and filter used for? Before discussing the cost of changing the oil and filter, it is essential to understand what the engine oil and filter are for. Engine oil is essential to ensure constant lubrication of the engine's internal components. […]

MINI Cooper S (F56)

MINI Cooper S (F56)

It was a pure car. Its engine vibrated, its steering was harsh, as was the clutch. When you drove it, it bounced and even became a bit uncomfortable, but it brought out the best in you, it got you involved in the driving, it became addictive, it made you smile […]

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde

The Italian firm's idea is for the Quadrifoglio to be equivalent to BMW's "eme", and it's clear that the Giulietta QV isn't equivalent, or even close, to the future M2, or the king of our best cars tested table, the M235i. But does that impending loss of name […]

Toyota Avensis 2017, now on sale

Toyota Avensis 2017, now on sale

The generalist mid-size sedan segment has been "upside down" for a few years now. On the one hand, pressure from premium brands, and on the other, mid-size SUVs are eclipsing the prominence that generalist brands once enjoyed. The huge increase in sales of models […]

Citroën LN and LNA

Citroën LN and LNA

At that time, the managers of Citroën, which was also owned by French Michelin, already had in mind the development of a small car but markedly practical and urban character that would not compete with the aforementioned Citroën 2CV and Dyane, but the economic […]

How much does it cost to repaint the car? Here are the prices from the body shop

How much does it cost to repaint the car? Here are the prices from the body shop

Why is the paint of our car important? Let's start by saying that the paint of our car, besides giving it a nice color, is the first level of protection for the steel of the body underneath. If exposed directly to the elements, the steel will rust in a short […]

NEVS is back with new electric 9-3s

NEVS is back with new electric 9-3s

NEVS will supply electric versions of the Saab 9-3 (prototypes of which were first shown in 2014) for a car-sharing program in the Chinese city of Tianjin starting next year, which also happens to be the location of the factory. Along with the announcement of […]

Vignette Switzerland 2020: cost, duration and all the details

Vignette Switzerland 2020: cost, duration and all the details

What is the Swiss vignette for? The Swiss vignette is the means of payment required to drive on Swiss motorways and dual carriageways since 1985. It is a square sticker about 6 cm by 6 cm showing the motorway symbol, the year of validity and the serial number. […]

How dangerous are the Dodge SRT Hellcat?

How dangerous are the Dodge SRT Hellcat?

More than 700 hp for a passenger car is a lot of horsepower, however you look at it. It is a beastly amount of power, and excessive no matter how you look at it for legal driving. I can't think of many situations in which so many mechanical steeds are justifiable […]

Audi TT RS Coupé and TT RS Roadster, now with 400 hp

Audi TT RS Coupé and TT RS Roadster, now with 400 hp

Both versions will only be available with the S tronic seven-speed automatic transmission. How could it be otherwise, to transmit all that power to the asphalt Audi has resorted to the quattro all-wheel drive system. With a new dynamic driving software on the […]

Contact: Caterham 275R

Contact: Caterham 275R

The Seven is the purest expression of the modern sports roadster. It lays the foundations on which every roadster with sporty aspirations is based: lightness, longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive and seats almost on the rear axle. Many roadsters have followed […]

BMW 218d Gran Tourer

BMW 218d Gran Tourer

We already tested the Active Tourer at the end of last year, with good sensations and good results (you can re-capture it here), but we had to pass the same test with the large version, with the Gran Tourer, which offers more trunk space, or the possibility of […]

Mercedes 500E (W124)

Mercedes 500E (W124)

BMW, with its M5 (E34) reigned almost as absolute master of the segment. Maserati had run out of Quattroporte (we would have to wait until 1994 for the new delivery) and was "satisfied" with a 4-door variant of the 1983 Biturbo, while Audi only had the first S4 […]

A month with the Subaru WRX STI

A month with the Subaru WRX STI

But they lacked an international identity. This was the beginning of the Japanese obsession in the eighties to get into any kind of international competition. It could be F1, where Honda had been participating for years, it could be Le Mans, or it could be rallying. Nissan […]

Datsun 240Z

Datsun 240Z

The Z coupe, has always been a special car for Nissan, and it is the model that with the Nissan became in the 70s in an important brand in the U.S. market. More than forty years after its launch and with the rebound of notoriety that gives Nismo to the current […]

Profiles: Audi Quattro and Sport Quattro

Profiles: Audi Quattro and Sport Quattro

The Audi Quattro and its later evolution, the Sport Quattro, won 23 world championship rallies (between 1981 and 1985), winning two manufacturer's world titles for Audi (1982 and 1984) and giving the world championship to Hannu Mikola (1983) and Stig Blomqvist […]

The history of the Renault Seven/7

The history of the Renault Seven/7

With this intention in mind, the first sketches of a new model began to be made, which would combine certain groundbreaking features of the R-4, but with a lower "waistline", more nerve in the engine and maximum habitability. In mid-1967, the engineer and designer […]

Giorgetto Giugiaro sells what's left of Italdesign and leaves the company

Giorgetto Giugiaro sells what's left of Italdesign and leaves the company

Giugiaro, a long-time friend of Ferdinand Piech, seemed to have every intention of extending his stay at ID for many more years, collaborating with VAG in whatever they asked of him, such as the creation of concept cars, the development of surfaces, or consultancy […]

From yesterday, you can now buy your Ferrari F40 from Lego

From yesterday, you can now buy your Ferrari F40 from Lego

As with the previous models in this series (MINI and Volkswagen T1), the Ferrari is created with all sorts of details, with a completely detachable engine that reveals its eight cylinders, intercoolers and exhaust system, and with retractable headlights at the […]

The 7 Definitive Symptoms of Burnt Friction

The 7 Definitive Symptoms of Burnt Friction

What is the clutch of the car? The clutch is one of the most important parts of the car. Its task is to connect the flywheel to the crankshaft. Therefore, it acts as a separator between the engine and the wheels. In this way the engine can stay on and turn […]

Nissan R390 GT1, the machine designed to win Le Mans

Nissan R390 GT1, the machine designed to win Le Mans

After the good results of Nismo with the GT-R, in spite of its limitations, the Japanese company decided to bet again to try to win Le Mans, with a project with a big budget for two years, 1997 and 1998. This is how the brilliant R390 GT1 was born. TWR created […]

Test drive: Citroën C1 Airscape 1.2

Test drive: Citroën C1 Airscape 1.2

The first generation Citroën C1 has sold well, with just over three quarters of a million units registered. The model is part of a joint offer of Citroën, Peugeot and Toyota, under the names C1, 107 and Aygo, respectively. In 2009 came a facelift with changes […]

Ferrari Portofino, the new entry-level cavallino

Ferrari Portofino, the new entry-level cavallino

Like its predecessor, the Portofino is a convertible with a retractable hardtop, even though this solution is being abandoned by almost everyone. It is 1.6 centimeters longer and 2.8 centimeters wider than the California T, while maintaining perfect grand touring […]

This is how the Initial D-prepared Toyota GT 86 delivers tofu.

This is how the Initial D-prepared Toyota GT 86 delivers tofu.

- Forgive me father, for Toyota has sinned - My son, confess your sins - You see father, although in the 80's and 90's we gained prestige as manufacturers of sports cars, we decided to discontinue them all and focus on hybrids, diesels and pure and simple […]

Faulty starter motor: Here are 5 definitive symptoms

Faulty starter motor: Here are 5 definitive symptoms

What is the starter motor? The starter motor is a component of our car whose job is to start the vehicle's main engine. We could think of the starter motor as the alarm clock that tells us to get up every day. In practice, the starter motor allows the engine […]

Contact: Nissan Juke Nismo RS and Juke-R 2.0

Contact: Nissan Juke Nismo RS and Juke-R 2.0

If we talk about sporty versions, the Nissan Juke is a unique option in the B SUV market, including crossovers. None of its rivals offer so much power. First they brought out a 190 hp version with automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, all in the same package, […]

BMW 1 Series with new three-cylinder engines, more equipment and updated design

BMW 1 Series with new three-cylinder engines, more equipment and updated design

On the other hand, the equipment aspect has been reinforced, as BMW wants to reduce the perception that their cars are poorly equipped, especially in relation to their price. Elements such as the 6.5″ screen with iDrive, xenon headlights, emergency call, BMW […]

Don't miss the presentation of the new Lamborghini Urus.

Don't miss the presentation of the new Lamborghini Urus.

One of the few data we know of its spectacular performance is the acceleration of 3.3 seconds. The Lamborghini Urus is presented at 18:00, Spanish time. And you can follow its presentation in this streaming video that we attach below. With the new product, […]

Renault Kwid? No thanks, not even for free

Renault Kwid? No thanks, not even for free

We already know, unfortunately, that safety in the Indian market leaves a lot to be desired, and is at the same level (or worse) than that offered by normal cars in the 90s in Europe. And it's been 20 years. The latest batch of Global NCAP results is a real […]

Duplicate coded car keys: how and how much does it cost?

Duplicate coded car keys: how and how much does it cost?

What are the coded car keys? Maybe you've never noticed, but the car keys, side by side, all look the same. The key slot looks so similar, you'd think you could open several cars with the same key. But is that really the case? Of course not! The coded car keys […]

Alfa Romeo Giulia (1962-1979)

Alfa Romeo Giulia (1962-1979)

The history of the Giulia began with a mixture of needs. The commercial success of the 1900, whose history we told you about in previous instalments, encouraged the company to launch the Giulietta in 1955. It was a compact sedan, four metres long, with a 1.5-litre […]

Citroën Saxo VTS - (USPI)

Citroën Saxo VTS - (USPI)

This small French car had everything to succeed among young people who could enjoy it with little investment (it cost less than two million pesetas), and offered an excellent basis for learning to drive spiritedly, or even start in the rallies. The history of […]

Michelin CrossClimate, long-lasting test (part 2)

Michelin CrossClimate, long-lasting test (part 2)

With an average temperature of less than 7 degrees the winter compounds are better, and above that the summer ones. Most Spaniards normally use summer tyres, a few weirdos consider using winter tyres seasonally, and another minority use "all-season" tyres because […]

McLaren P1 LM could challenge Porsche 918 Spyder at Nürburgring

McLaren P1 LM could challenge Porsche 918 Spyder at Nürburgring

According to the manufacturer, the McLaren P1 - plain and simple - is under 7 minutes per lap, but there is no official time for it. The German rival left the record at 6:57, that would be the figure to beat. The feat has already been tested through simulations, […]

Peugeot 308 GT HDi

Peugeot 308 GT HDi

They also loaded it with equipment and technology, but took away the aesthetics of the car and its dynamic behavior. The engines were no wonder either, and to make matters worse, many of the optional equipment ended up failing, with reliability problems too present, […]

"Monsieur, your limousine is advanced."

Even so, we all have in mind that Cadillac or Lincoln as long as a day without bread, almost always black. And it was in the United States that they became fashionable. Of course, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Mercedes also produced their own limousines, when they were […]

Peugeot 106 Rally (USPI)

Peugeot 106 Rally (USPI)

It existed in two different versions. The first phase was marketed with the 1.3 four-cylinder TU2J2 with 100 horsepower extracted with electronic injection. In its second phase changed this engine by the 1.6 TU5J2 of 103 hp, also "injected", with eight valves in […]

Abarth 695 Biposto

Abarth 695 Biposto

And, mind you, for a driving geek like me, that's inspiring and motivating. In a market where all manufacturers seem extremely fearful of launching anything that might cause the slightest criticism or fear on the part of press and customers, Abarth has put two... […]

How does the anti-lag system of rally turbo engines work?

How does the anti-lag system of rally turbo engines work?

The first thing to understand is what lag is. In supercharged engines, when the rider presses the throttle hard, the engine does not respond in a linear fashion to his demand for "more power". Instead, what it does is gain some torque as the exhaust gas flows accelerate. […]

Electricity on board, from the alternator to the electric car (II)

Electricity on board, from the alternator to the electric car (II)

Conventional car Simplifying to the maximum, any conventional car (that is not micro-hybrid, hybrid or electric) has four elements in its electrical system: Generator (Alternator) Battery Control electronics Consumers (starter motor, spark plugs, fans, windows, […]

The revolution in energy recovery systems

The revolution in energy recovery systems

The truth is that I could teach little to a number of gurus and scholars of this technology. After all, rail transport has had regenerative braking systems for many more years than we have in the automotive world, as well as having much more legal regulation in […]

The Peugeot 402 and its Eclipse version

The Peugeot 402 and its Eclipse version

On the other hand, in the United States the Streamline style was becoming increasingly fashionable, a design trend evolved from the Art Deco style, which was applied to all kinds of objects and architecture. It was a style characterised by horizontal shapes with […]

Hybrid car vs. electric car: all the pros and cons

Hybrid car vs. electric car: all the pros and cons

The first "real" electric cars date back to the dawn of motoring more than 150 years ago, when in 1859 the Frenchman Gaston Planté invented the lead battery that allowed to transport the electricity needed to move the car. To better understand what era we […]

Land Rover Discovery Sport 190 bhp diesel

Land Rover Discovery Sport 190 bhp diesel

On the other hand, the new 2.0 diesel has been tested by Dani in the Jaguar XE, so some of his conclusions are hopefully valid to extend to this Discovery Sport. What is the Discovery Sport? It's a D-segment SUV, with the possibility of seven seats, which occupies […]

Mazda's first attempts with the RX-7 at Le Mans

Mazda's first attempts with the RX-7 at Le Mans

In the late 1960s, Shin Kato, a Toyota engineer, had set up the "seventh engineering division of Toyota Motor Company", dedicated to creating racing cars. But the Japanese firm's exit from the world of racing left him composed and out of work, so he decided to […]

Alfa Romeo 75 (1985 - 1993)

Alfa Romeo 75 (1985 - 1993)

The idea, with no other alternative, was clear: to reuse the platform and the propulsion systems of the well-known Giulietta, and to modify the external stamps, the plastic elements and the headlights to create a vehicle with a new look. In order to save even more […]

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