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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 3)

Also, speed is reminiscent of European cars. The list of the 10 fastest cars on the planet is mostly European cars, and the rest are sporadic American models. The Bugatti Chiron is leading the world in commercial vehicle speed records (excluding the Hennessy Venom GT because it is a modified model).

The driving feeling is harder to distinguish between European and American cars because it depends on the personality of the market. European cars have a compact, sporty feel with a bit of safety. And American cars are “crazy”, lack control, and tend to accelerate in a straight line.

Speed is reminiscent of European cars

An expert at TheZebra commented: “German brands are known for their high-performance cars, making them fast and stable, able to pass every corner at high speed without any trouble. Their cars are better than American cars in terms of handling and driving pleasure.

American muscle car, large engine capacity

It is not difficult to define the strengths of American cars. The image of the large SUV or pickup is characteristic. Maybe the Japanese are making comparable cars to compete, but surpassing the muscular, massive style of American cars is not possible. American car design gives a feeling of birth for men.

Big engines are also a feature. Of the 10 cars with the largest engine capacity in the world today, 6 are American cars. Number one is the Dodge Viper with a capacity of up to 8.7 liters, the No. 2 position of the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 equipped with a 7-liter engine. As mentioned above, American drivers have a very distinctive feeling of inconvenience.

In a 2015 MotorTrend test, the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 won the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S and the 2015 Nissan GT-R for the Streets of Willow track completion speed.

And most importantly, the Camaro Z/28 is not the most powerful car, only uses rear-wheel drive, while the two opponents drive two wheels. The selling price of the American car is 75,000 USD, lower than the 117,000 USD of the Nissan GT-R and 185,000 USD of the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 vs. the 2014 911 Turbo S and 2015 GT-R 

European cars are strong, but not cheap. 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat has a capacity of 707 horsepower, price less than 60,000 USD in the US. That means more than the horsepower of many cult European cars like Lamborghini Aventador, Bentley Continental SuperSports, but the price is much lower.

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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 2)

European cars are expensive but worth the money

Europeans love to say that you get what you pay for. That is why European cars are always expensive. Germany is known as a country with great mechanical engineering. An example of this is the case between two rivals, the Mercedes SLR McLaren and the Dodge Viper, both produced under Daimler-Chrysler.

The two high-performance models are similar in size and performance. But Viper made in America and sold for 80,000 USD, while SLR McLaren shipped in Europe and sold for 5 times.

If according to Europeans, you get what you pay for, the SLR quality should be five times that of the Viper. In its history, the Dodge Viper has rarely had to be summoned. In 2016, they called to repair 2 Viper production from January 6-8, 2016. And the Mercedes SLR McLaren is the opposite.

European cars are expensive but worth the money

In mid-2006, the German company had to recall 433 vehicles from the 2005-2006 model in the US due to engine failure that could cause a fire. In early 2008, the “silver arrow” in 2007 was stuck with an incorrectly installed windshield.

Not stopping at Mercedes, many high-performance cars from cult brands in Europe also have a fault that can cause a fire. Can be mentioned, Lamborghini or Ferrari.

However, there is no denying the premium of European cars. They create new levels of luxury, with Rolls-Royce, Bentley, or Maybach (now Mercedes-Maybach). Especially the value increases over the years. Many rare European car models from the last century have been successfully auctioned at sky-high prices.

As the Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $ 38 million through an auction in 2014. The super-rich considers these cars as investments, not ordinary cars.

European traditions are always appreciated

In-car manufacturing, that factor is even more apparent. For Lamborghini, the Aventador has a bit of the look of “predecessor” Murcielago. Murcielago inherited many lines from Diablo, whose style comes from Countach. Also, there are many other examples, such as Ferrari, BMW, Audi, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce…

In terms of technology, the US is a country with many famous companies in this field. Google and Tesla are leading the way in self-driving cars, vehicles requiring a lot of complex technology.

In Europe, many companies are catching up with the trend, for example, Mercedes by cooperating with American technology firms. However, in terms of traditional vehicles, European cars are far ahead of Ford or GM in general technology.

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Regional differences make different characteristics in the car industry (Part 1)

One special feature of the global auto industry is that there are typical regional differences.

Japan is famous for its small, efficient, and fuel-efficient cars. America reminds people of pickup trucks, large SUVs, and sports cars that tend to accelerate in straight lines. As for Europeans, tradition is always appreciated, in addition to high performance and excellent handling.

Japanese cars are small, efficient, and economical

After World War II, Japan entered a period of economic hardship and oil scarcity. Faced with the challenge, the Japanese began to find ways to create small, cheap, fuel-consuming models to serve the domestic market. Most Americans laugh at the idea.

But the situation changed when the oil crisis and economic recession occurred in the 1970s. Toyota, Honda, and Nissan respectively entered the US market and quickly emerged by meeting the right tastes and hitting the right ones. Weaknesses, the cost of fuel, and the high cost of American or European cars.

The ’80s and ’90s were the moments when the Japanese car industry entered a new page. The trio of Toyota, Nissan, and Honda all create their luxury car brand. They make cars for all segments of the market. In some segments, Japanese cars are usually not smaller, not lighter, and not more economical.

Japanese cars are small, efficient, and economical

For example, the diesel-powered BMW 328d has an average consumption of 8.7 liters/100 km, equivalent to the 2014 Scion iQ and Mitsubishi Mirage CVT, according to Topspeed. Series 3 is still one of the best cars in the world. But from day one, the Japanese have built an image of efficiency and savings, so it remains in the minds of customers.

Reliability and resale value are also the strengths of Japanese cars. Talking about European cars will remember safety, but in terms of reliability, Japanese supercars are often at the top. According to a 2010 report of the evaluation site Consumer Reports, Japanese cars account for 7 out of 10 most reliable models of the year.

European car engines typically have a service life of at least 320,000 km. While Asian cars are similar, even at least 480,000 km. But what makes Japanese cars better than European cars is the maintenance issue.

Therefore, with old cars of the same life, Japanese cars always have a higher resale price. A 2002 JD Power & Associates study showed that Japanese vehicles have the highest long-term value.

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Why did Lewis Hamilton announce he could break up with F1?

Lewis Hamilton is looking for a contract with a record salary in F1 history but is now at risk of only enjoying a poor salary, not just at Mercedes.

The British racer has just won the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and if he succeeds again in Istanbul next week, he will have his 7th World Champion title, catching the legendary Schumacher record, despite teammate Valtteri Bottas’s performance, also the most dangerous opponent.

The reason why Hamilton suddenly wanted to break up with F1 was probably that he has yet to close a new contract with Mercedes. The 35-year-old driver wants a new 3-year contract, each year receiving a new record salary of F1 of 40 million pounds. This salary is up to 5 million pounds (150 billion) higher than the amount that Hamilton is receiving at Mercedes.

But if Mercedes continues to delay until the new F1 salary regulations take effect, Hamilton will only receive a maximum of £ 22 million per season, more than half of his request.

Lewis Hamilton announced he could break up with F1

Of course, the F1 salary will only apply from 2023. However, the effective date of this regulation is easy to start early, not to mention it also affects Hamilton’s contract due to an extended deadline. from 2021-2023.

Lewis Hamilton’s father burst into tears when his son broke a world record

Another record for Michael Schumacher fell when Lewis Hamilton won the Portuguese Grand Prix. No one knows for Lewis to achieve his current achievements, how much sacrifice his father had to make when he was handcuffed to plow 3 “jobs” so that his son could soon satisfy his passion behind in mausoleum.

Now, Lewis Hamiton’s next goal is to catch up and hit Schumacher’s record six times in the league!

On Schumacher’s 14-year journey to break the KLT, Hamilton thought he had failed at a time by dropping to 3rd after the rain in Portugal, but then sprang up to win 8th out of 12 Grand Prix races ​​this year. He is 25.5 seconds more than his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished 3rd.

This feat increased in magnitude in Hamilton’s record collection. Not only does he currently have the most number of Grand Prix wins, but he also holds the record for taking the pole 97 times, a record 161 waking times on the podium, and a record of 45 consecutive points after the race.

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The results of Imola Grand Prix 2020, Ineos took over Mercedes

F1 history has just set another record for Mercedes, after their two riders, Hamilton and Bottas took a turn at the Imola Grand Prix 2020 respectively.

At Imola Grand Prix 2020 over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton finished first and teammate Valtteri Bottas finished second. As a result, Mercedes soon became the F1 champion team this season. This is the 7th consecutive year that Mercedes has dominated F1. That is an achievement that no team has ever done in the history of this sport.

Thanks to this feat, all members of the team are rewarded with a big bonus that each person receives about 10,000 pounds. The 93rd victory at the Grand Prix brought Hamilton closer to the 7th World Championship, a record held by Schumacher.

At Imola Grand Prix 2020 over the weekend, Lewis Hamilton finished first

3rd place belongs to Daniel Ricciardo and this is the second time Australian racers have stood on the podium of glory this season. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was in a crash so it was not in the first three classes.

Ineos and the richest man in England took over Mercedes

Just bought a fleet of Sky bikes last year, Ineos joined Sir Jim Ratcliffe in entering F1 with the acquisition of a majority stake to take control of Mercedes.

After Ferrari fell into the hands of the Americans, Mercedes has superstar Lewis Hamilton’s turn to close a contract to sell 70% of a 70% stake worth 700 million pounds this weekend to chemical giant Ineos and Sir. Jim Ratcliffe.

Last year, when he bought Sky bicycle racing team, Ineos revealed his intention to invest in F1 with a Mercedes sponsorship contract of 100 million pounds at the beginning of this season. Ineos showed great interest in sports, so he also owned the French team Nice and sponsored Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup yachting race.

Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe takes control of Mercedes

Eddie Jordan – former Mercedes leader and another source close to the racing team have confirmed the transaction regarding this German team. At the same time, it is expected that Toto Wolff will sell a 30% stake in Ineos to transfer to an advisory role.

The new owners said they kept the Mercedes racing team name for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The reason was that under the sponsorship agreement, the Ineos name was present on the side of Mercedes racing cars.

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Lewis Hamilton and 7 wonders in his F1 racing career

At the Portuguese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton just broke another record of the legendary Schumacher in the F1 racing.

The number 7 seems to have a very special significance for the career of British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton. Because until now, he has just set up 7 wonders or 7 records of Formula 1 racing village. And another goal also carries number 7 within the reach of the Mercedes star: Becoming the first F1 driver 7 times VĐTG.

413 points in one season

This is the record that Hamilton set in 2019, breaking his old record in 2018.

225 points at the end of the race

Hamilton is four ahead of runner-up Schumacher. Calculated, Hamilton scored in 86% of the races he participated, the highest performance in history, more than Juan Manuel Fangio with 81% (43 wins in 53 races).

161 podium wins

Hamilton just beat a record 155 times by Schumacher earlier this season.

45 consecutive points with points

This record was created by Hamilton at the British Grand Prix and also raised by him. Hamilton is also ranked second in the list of riders with the longest streak with 33 points from 2016-2018.

92 Grand Prix champions

Hamilton just set a bouncing record in Portugal over the weekend. The old record 91 times created by the legend of Schumacher 14 years ago was finally deleted.

97 times to take the pole

24 is the number of countries and territories that each host the Grand Prix that the victory belongs to Hamilton. Only two places that Hamilton has ever held the Grand Prix F1 that Hamilton has not conquered are India in the period 2011-2013 and Korea from 2010-2013.

Hamilton is even 29 times ahead of runner-up is Schumacher.

The 24 countries that saw Hamilton crowned Hamilton are the UAE with Abu Dhabi, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, UK, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, and Portugal. Portugal, TNK, Singapore, Spain, Russia and the US. Schumacher holds a record 6 times in the F1 World Championship.

7 times F1 world champion

Hamilton is aiming to hit the record 6 times that the World Championship is held by Schumacher. With 8 Grand Prix victories and only 5 races in the 2020 season, he is 77 points higher than his teammates and also the biggest rival – Valtteri Bottas.

If all wins at the end of this season, Hamilton will meet the record of winning 13 Grand Prix in one season by … Schumacher in 2004 and Sebastian Vettel in 2013.

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Top 10 most famous supercars in the world that you may not know (Part 3)

5. DeLorean Motor Company – USA

Founded by John DeLorean in 1975, DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) is an American automaker and at the same time an indispensable name in the world’s most famous automakers. In addition to the extremely prominent DMC models, the company also regularly modifies Mercedes cars.

Most prominent recently, DMC has decided to cooperate with American Express to produce 100 DeLorean DMC-12 24 carat gold-plated for sale to American Express Gold cardholders. However, only two were sold.

6. Misha Designs – USA

Misha Designs was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA. This tuner specializes in the production of customized cars, tuning tools for luxurious supercars, and high-performance models. The founder of Misha Designs – Misha Rade Djordjevic has a great passion for Porsche and Mercedes.

Misha Designs are producing and supplying kits for car enthusiasts

Currently, Misha Designs are producing and supplying kits for car enthusiasts and supplying spare parts for many models, mainly Porsche and Mercedes at dealers in the US and around the world at affordable prices. and quality is always on top priority, Misha quickly became one of the famous world-class firms despite being born late.

7. Alpina – Germany

Alpina – full name is Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co KG is a car manufacturing and tuning company headquartered in Buchloe, Bavaria, Germany. Alpina was founded by Burkard Bovensiepen in 1965, is a BMW tuning company.

In 1965, Burkard established a business specializing in expensive supercars like BWM cars. The company has a close partnership with BMW and is directly involved in its production line, so Alpina is recognized by the German Ministry of Transport as an automobile manufacturer.

8. Gruppo Bertone – Italy

Gruppo Bertone was founded by Carrozzeria Bertone in 1912. After World War II, designer Nuccio Bertone took charge of the company and divided the company into two divisions including Carrozzeria specializing in manufacturing, and Stile Bertone making custom bikes.

9. Mazzanti Automobili – Italy

Mazzanti Automobili is an Italian car tuning company founded in 2002 by Luca Mazzanti and Walter Faralli. The company operates in the auto industry by handcrafting high-performance cars, primarily from conventional models. Mazzanti Automobili’s customers are rich people who like to play unique, strange, and rare products in the world.

Mazzanti Automobili’s customers are rich people who like to play unique products

10. Kleemann – Denmark

Recently, Kleemann A/S also started making other German cars such as Audi, BMW, and Porsche. Kleemann’s cars have always had an elegant design. Also, this company always wants to bring more profound designs, not merely remodeling mass-produced products.

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2. Mansory – Germany

Mansory was opened in 1989 by founder Kourosh Mansory in Munich, Germany. Although born 12 years slower than Brabus Mansory has their way to catch up to the top.

If Brabus engineers are powerful wizards, in Mansory, design, and design is a matter of priority. The products of this company are always carefully cared for the exterior as well as the interior and sparkle like a jewelry item.

Mansory often replaced most of the exterior details with carbon fiber to both increases the aesthetics and reduce the volume of the vehicle. They have a carbon fiber factory to provide materials for the vehicle’s process. Therefore, it is not surprising that Mansory products are always the hottest supercars, easily catching the public’s attention.

Mansory’s audience is very broad, including luxury cars, supercars, luxury SUVs, and motorcycles. Mansory specializes in customizing British cars such as Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin as well as the Italian supercar brand – Ferrari.

3. Hamann Motorsport – Germany

Hamann Motorsport tuner was founded by Richard Hamann in 1986 in the city of Laupheim, Germany. Like Brabus, Hamann also specializes in vehicle engines and selects a luxury car brand from Germany as its traditional partner, which is BMW. Hamann’s customized products cover all product lines of this luxury car, from the M-series to the X or Z-series.

After having had a lot of experience, this tuner began to expand its products to many other models such as Mercedes SLS AMG, McLaren. Up to now, its products are very wide, including Audi, Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Mini, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, and Lamborghini.

In addition to the vehicle’s engine, Hamann also sells more toys such as the spoiler, body kit, wheels, exhaust… Hamann’s pitch plan is currently quite successful. Although Richard Hamann has passed away, his tuning company continues to produce beautiful products and affirm his name to the world.

4. Carlex Design – Poland

Carlex Design is an international car manufacture with headquarters located in Poland, specializing in the design and manufacture of car interiors and unique vehicle lines. Its main job is to make the car more beautiful by the unique interior designs and other details, which further improve the vehicle’s performance.

Polish tuners have always proven they can customize from car to motorcycle, and every field makes a different impression. Especially, with car lines, this company always brings luxurious interior designs, giving the owner the highest feeling.

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Top 10 most famous supercars in the world that you may not know (Part 1)

Today, when the major car manufacturers in the world cannot meet the individual needs of each customer, the giants think about ways to help their cars become more unique and powerful.

Although born later, the car tuning industry is also growing very fast, not inferior to the supercar market. From the original models when passing the tuners’ hands, they all become different in strength or appearance.

Here, let’s take a look at the 10 most famous and big car tuning companies in the world with Supercar Magazine.

1. Brabus – Germany

Brabus was founded in 1977 by Bodo Buschmann and Klaus Brackmann in the city of Bottrop, Ruhr (Germany). The Brabus name is a combination of the names of these two founders.

Brabus was founded in 1977 in Germany

Brackmann later left Brabus to return to his old career, but Bussmann (now CEO of the company) retains the name as a way of respecting his former colleague. With a reputation as the largest tuning company in the world, Brabus processes more than 7,500 cars (mainly Mercedes and Smart) each year and has been present in more than 106 countries and territories.

Its operating principle is to maximize the power of the car by increasing the power and torque of the engine. Customers can buy a car made by Brabus or bring it by themselves and then choose the package that suits them. Either way, the service price of this company is also sky-high.

In return, the cars that go through Brabus hands will be transformed into real “monsters” and are guaranteed by Brabus for up to 3 years with all the details they upgrade.

The German tuner currently holds the world record

The German tuner currently holds the world record with the title of the world’s fastest sedan. The Rocket 800 is tuned by Brabus from the Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG model currently holds the record as the fastest sedan in the world with a speed of 370 km/h.

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F1 is not necessarily the most attractive racing (Part 2)

3. Daytona 500 – NASCAR

This is the most popular sports car race in America. Held in the state of Florida, the Daytona 500 is shaped like a football field but measures more than 4 kilometers per lap. And to complete the 500-mile (more than 800 km) race, the racers have to run 200 laps.

All racing cars at the Daytona 500 or other tournaments in the NASCAR system are made by three car manufacturers Chevrolet, Ford, and Toyota. To ensure fairness, the manufactured vehicles are subject to strict technical standards, so there is almost no difference.

4. Le Mans 24-hour car racing

As the name suggests, this is an endurance race. Within 24 hours, the car that has traveled the longer distance will be the winner.

Held annually since 1923 in the town of Le Mans, France, the organizers of the race wanted to bring a new breeze different from the speed competitions at that time.

Le Mans 24-hour car racing is an endurance race

Under the heat of summer, the race lasted from noon the day before to noon the next. On average, each car will have to run more than 5,000 km, 18 times longer than the current F1 race. To ensure safety, each team will have 3 drivers driving alternately.

The name of the winning car company will be associated with persistence. This is an important factor to consider for popular customers.

5. MotoGP racing

If the Isle of Man TT is attracted by freedom and adventure, MotoGP is scored by its professionalism.

With a capacity of 240 horsepower, a cylinder capacity of 1,000 ccs, the car can reach speeds of 340 – 360 km / h. The cars on the track are also special versions, not allowed to circulate on the road. If we have money, we can only buy the commercial version, since the manufacturer has reduced its power.