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Aston Martin – VALHALLA: Sensational Hybrid-supercar defines the mastery of driving

VALHALLA: SENSATIONAL HYBRID SUPERCAR DEFINES THE MASTERY OF DRIVING

  • Valhalla concept evolved into a truly driver focused, production reality supercar
  • Intense performance combined with pinpoint dynamics for unprecedented driver involvement and driving experience
  • New 950PS Hybrid powertrain mates bespoke 750PS twin turbo V8 ICE with twin E-Motors  
  • All-new 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission equipped with e-reverse and e-diff
  • Active aerodynamics produce 600kg of downforce for a sub-6:30 Nürburgring lap time target 

15 July 2021, Gaydon, Warwickshire: Aston Martin’s transformational journey takes a huge step forwards with the Valhalla concept car brought to production reality as an extraordinary, truly driver-focused mid-engined hybrid supercar.


Led by Aston Martin’s CEO, Tobias Moers, Valhalla is the latest and most significant product of the brand’s Project Horizon strategy to-date; a car which will broaden the model portfolio to reflect Aston Martin’s presence in Formula One®, set best-in-class standards for performance, dynamics and driving pleasure, and drive the transition from internal combustion to hybrid to full electric powertrains.

Aston Martin’s Executive Chairman, Lawrence Stroll said: “Aston Martin’s first series production mid-engined supercar, Valhalla is a truly transformational moment for this ultra-luxury brand. The launch of Valhalla demonstrates Aston Martin’s commitment to building a range of exceptional mid-engined driver focused cars, a crucial next stage in the expansion of our product line-up. It also seemed fitting to unveil this stunning track biased supercar at the home of motorsport and the home of the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team and marks Aston Martin’s return to the British Grand Prix for the first time in over 60 years, a true milestone.”

Built with chassis, aerodynamic and electronics expertise forged in Formula One®, and a cutting-edge hybrid powertrain technology at its heart, Valhalla is a formidable technological showcase. Yet far from engineering the driver out of the loop, Valhalla’s sole focus is immersing them in a new kind of supercar driving experience. One which brings unprecedented excitement, enjoyment, and driver engagement to the top of the supercar sector.


With pinpoint handling, prodigious levels of downforce and a breathtaking blend of instant battery-electric torque and the intensity of a scintillating V8 engine, Valhalla’s fusion of raw emotion and hybrid efficiency reflects a new era. One defined by a shift in attitudes and expectations that demands contemporary supercars are not just sensational to look at and thrilling to drive, but that they truly reflect the technology employed in the highest level of motorsport. As such Valhalla is at the forefront; an authentic, next generation Aston Martin road racer, designed around the driver, for the driver and built to be enjoyed.

Valhalla heralds a new definition of Aston Martin. With a mid-engined 950bhp gasoline/battery electric powertrain, new carbon fibre structure and aerodynamics shaped by the pioneering philosophy first seen in the revolutionary Aston Martin Valkyrie, Valhalla will bring the perfect balance of hypercar performance and advanced powertrain, driving dynamics and uniquely sophisticated design materials to truly redefine the supercar sector.

For a true engineer like Moers, Valhalla marks the moment where Aston Martin delivers on earlier promises, he says: “Preserving the essence of an exceptional concept car is vital when meeting the challenge of bringing it into production. With Valhalla not only have we stayed true to our commitment to build a world-beating supercar, but we have exceeded our original aims. The result is a pure driving machine – one which exists right at the cutting edge of performance and technology yet allows the driver to feel the emotion and thrill of complete connection and control.”

At the beating heart of Valhalla is its all-new PHEV powertrain, which features three motors; foremost of these is a rear-mid-mounted 4.0 litre twin-turbo bespoke V8 engine. The most advanced, responsive and highest performing V8 engine ever fitted to an Aston Martin, it features a flat-plane crankshaft for increased responsiveness. Revving to 7200rpm and developing 750PS, it sends drive exclusively to the rear axle. Exhaling through a lightweight exhaust system with active flaps for an adjustable and authentic Aston Martin sound character it also features top-exit tailpipes to maximise visual and aural drama.

Supplementing this new V8 engine is a 150kW/400V battery hybrid system utilising a pair of E-Motors; one mounted on the front axle and the other on the rear axle. The electric system contributes a further 204PS for a headline combined power output of 950PS. When driven in EV mode battery power is directed exclusively to the front axle. In other driving modes battery power is split between front and rear axles, the percentage sent to each axle constantly varies according to driving demands. In certain situations, 100% of battery power can be sent to the rear axle, supplementing the full force of the ICE V8 for maximum performance.

Completing the powertrain is an all-new 8-speed DCT transmission. Exclusively designed and built for Aston Martin, this new paddle-shift gearbox has been developed specifically for the hybrid era. Featuring e-reverse (which utilises the PHEV’s electric motors and thereby saves weight by negating the need for a conventional reverse gear) the transmission also features an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential (E-Diff) on the rear axle for maximum traction and handling agility.


Electrical power is also used to enhance low speed control and response as well as provide reversing capability. And, thanks to the instantaneous torque from the E-Motors, the hybrid system augments the V8 engine to deliver sensational standing start acceleration and in-gear response. Outright performance is further aided by the E-Motor and V8 ICE being able to run different gears in the DCT simultaneously, which enables a maximum torque delivery of 1000Nm.

Running in EV-only mode, Valhalla will be capable of a maximum 80mph / 130km/h and has a zero-emission range of 15km. Predicted CO2 (WLTP) is less than 200g/km. Unleashing all 950PS the Valhalla will reach a top speed of 217mph / 330km/h and will complete the sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds. In terms of outright track capability, a stunning 6:30 Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time is being targeted.

Ralph Illenberger, Head of Powertrain Engineering said: “Valhalla is our first opportunity to really show what we are capable of in a true production sense.  We have created our own bespoke air-to-air charge-cooled, flat-plane crank V8 engine and have combined it with a powerful hybrid system. And, of course, we also have our own bespoke Dual Clutch Transmission – a first for Aston Martin and an essential component both for Valhalla and future Aston Martin models. The result is a truly world-class powertrain for an efficient, ultra-performing supercar.”

In terms of its structure, Valhalla is built around a new a carbon fibre tub for maximum stiffness with minimum weight penalty. Featuring Formula One® style push rod front suspension complete with inboard mounted springs and dampers reducing unsprung mass and provides a brilliant packaging solution. Together with the rear-end’s multilink design, Valhalla uses Multimatic Variable Spring rate and Adaptive Spool Valve (ASV) Damper units providing adjustable ride frequency for exceptional performance on road and track. In addition to stiffer suspension, Track mode sees ride height dramatically reduced in order to maximise downforce. At the other end of the speed scale, a front axle lift system raises the nose for improved approach angle on awkward inclines.

The carbon tub’s inherent rigidity means suspension loadings can be controlled with absolute precision and every minute input to the electric power-assisted steering faithfully translated into an immediate and intuitive direction change. High performance Carbon Ceramic Matrix brakes (complete with brake-by-wire technology) guarantee exceptional stopping power, and bespoke Michelin tyres (20in front, 21in rear) developed specifically for Valhalla provide a final and all-important layer of excellence. This intimate, uncorrupted connection between driver and car sits at the core of the Valhalla experience, with advanced materials and electronics serving only to enhance the driver’s enjoyment, confidence and sense of complete control.

With a target dry weight of less than 1550kg Valhalla will have an unrivalled power-to-weight ratio compared to its class rivals. Weight of a different kind – that generated by aerodynamic downforce – also plays its part in Valhalla’s unmatched dynamic capabilities. Benefitting from a flow-down of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar’s Formula One® inspired aerodynamic philosophy, Valhalla employs a combination of active aerodynamic surfaces – specifically the front surfaces and rear wing – and masterful management of underbody airflow through dramatic venturi tunnels. At 150mph Valhalla’s meticulously sculpted aerodynamic surfaces generate an impressive 600kg of downforce, enough for mighty high-speed cornering ability and unshakable stability.

The pursuit of downforce demands uncompromising functionality, but expertly working the airflow beneath the car has left Aston Martin’s design team with a clean upper body surface with which they have created a memorable mid-engined shape that is original yet unmistakably Aston Martin. Uncorrupted by the need for aggressive wings that jut into the airstream, Valhalla’s predominantly carbon fibre body blends function and beauty in a manner that befits a new generation of mid-engined supercar. Spectacular forward-hinged dihedral doors bring drama to the beginning and end of every journey, while cut-outs in the roof ease ingress and egress. A distinctive roof scoop feeds air directly into the V8 engine’s intakes, with additional side and rear intakes and vents integrated smoothly into the overall body design.

Valhalla, the luxury brands first series production mid-engined supercar will be available in both left-hand and right-hand drive, expanding its appeal across international markets. Cockpit room has been increased compared to the Aston Martin Valkyrie, though many Formula One® inspired hallmarks remain, such as a pared back cockpit design with clear, simple ergonomics unashamedly focussed around the driver. An innovative new Aston Martin HMI system features a central touchscreen display and incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Adjustable pedals and steering column enable the seat bases to be fixed to the chassis structure. The footwells are also raised for a low hip-to-heel seating position redolent of a Formula One® car.

For Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, Valhalla is an opportunity for the Aston Martin design team to express extreme performance with fresh form and proportion, and to capture the brand’s bold future-forward approach: “When we created the Valhalla concept we were keen to emphasise the design legacy of the Aston Martin Valkyrie and that intent remains unchanged, but the execution has evolved considerably in order to reach production of this all-new car. Though the legacy of Valkyrie is clear, Valhalla is now a more mature, fully resolved piece of design. One which combines the pure aerodynamic function you would expect from a marque competing in Formula One® together with the beautiful form, striking proportions and exemplary detailing for which Aston Martin is renowned.”

Full LED Matrix headlights with adaptive functionality and high-beam assist deliver excellent forward vision in the dark, and Dual Zone Air Conditioning provides high level of occupant comfort.  In order to comply with the latest regulatory requirements, Valhalla also incorporates the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These include Auto Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Active Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear View Parking Camera (with Surround View option).

Dynamic development of the Valhalla will be the task of Aston Martin’s award-winning dynamics team and complemented with an enviable pool of talent which also includes Aston Martin Cognizant Formula OneTM Team drivers Sebastian Vettel, Lance Stroll and Nico Hulkenburg. They will give their invaluable perspective to the project and bring added authenticity to a car which boasts such a clear connection to Aston Martin’s Grand Prix machines.

Valhalla is a new generation Aston Martin, it defines a new driver and driving experience – ‘the Mastery of Driving’, a true ultra-luxury, exclusive, British supercar.

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Rivians new R1t Electric Pickup has a mobile kitchen ideal for camping

Rivians new R1t Electric Pickup has a mobile kitchen ideal for camping

A truck built for whatever you call a road. Your electric adventure awaits.

one of the Rivian R1T’s most novel features is the Gear Tunnel, which provides outside-accessible storage between the rear seats and the bed. The Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak package turns it into a meal-making area. Included are a two-burner induction cooktop, 4-gallon water tank, pump, collapsible sink and spray faucet, and a full cookware set from Snow Peak. The modular three-piece design is upgradeable in the future, and can also easily be removed and stored when the Tunnel is needed for other applications.

Now the roasted carnita is going to be assembled with the new complement of the first electric truck of Rivian, la R1T.

It is a modular accessory that includes everything you need to prepare a meal for friends and loved ones on the next camping trip.

Package Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak de la R1T de Rivian

The exotic package Camp Kitchen x Snow Peak The Rivian R1T actually includes three accessories: the Camp Kitchen kitchen set, the Snow Peak utensil set and the Rivian Gear Tunnel Shuttle.

Altogether, it is basically a mobile kitchen that is stored in the Tunnel Shuttle of the truck. Includes a induction stove with two 1,440 watt burners and a folding sink four gallon with a differential pressure pump.

Photos: Rivian
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E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

E1 Series and PIF announce partnership to create world’s first electric powerboat championship

Electric Sea Racing Limited (‘E1 Series’) and Public Investment Fund (PIF) have entered into a partnership that will see PIF support in creating the world’s first electric powerboat racing championship.

The news was revealed today during a virtual launch event, where E1 Series organisers also unveiled the new design of the electric RaceBird powerboat ahead of World Oceans Day on June 8.

The partnership represents a significant step forward in the long-term development of the championship, providing a strong foundation on which to build from and enabling the series to further accelerate preparations for the inaugural season, scheduled to take place in early 2023 – with Saudi Arabia to be one of the considered race locations.

As a major contributor to the global economy and partner of choice for innovative companies and investors, PIF’s investment in E1 is in line with its 2021-2025 strategy announced earlier this year, which focuses on 13 key strategic sectors, including sports and entertainment, and renewable energy. This includes major investments in renewable energy companies, such as ACWA Power and the Sudair Solar Energy project, as well as in the development of electric vehicles through its investment in Lucid Motors.

Series creators Alejandro Agag, Chairman of E1, and Rodi Basso, CEO of E1, were both joined live in the studio by the President of the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Raffaele Chiulli, as well as SeaBird Technologies Founder Sophi Horne, and Founder & CEO of Victory Marine Brunello Acampora to present the RaceBird powerboat.

The vessel is a completely new design and was co-created by Horne and Acampora following an extensive validation process. The RaceBird is inspired by nature and birds flying low over the water and features an outboard motor, enclosed safety canopy and hydrofoil technology.

Using innovative hydrofoil technology, the electric RaceBird powerboats will rise high above the water’s surface, allowing for minimum drag and maximum energy efficiency. Being lifted above the waves will not only improve performance, but it will also promote close and competitive racing with a reduced wake when following an opponent.

The RaceBird is specially designed for foil-to-foil racing and is capable of reaching speeds up to 50 knots (93 km/h or 58 mph), with pilots showcasing their skills using tight and technical circuits located close to shore in the heart of urban areas.

With the design now validated, the RaceBird has entered into the production phase with the expert engineers at Victory Marine concentrating their efforts and resource over the coming months on manufacturing a full fleet of race-ready electric powerboats.

Alejandro Agag, Co-Founder & Chairman of E1, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome on board PIF as a new partner in this exciting venture. To get the backing of PIF at this early stage of development emphasises the importance of our mission to electrify marine mobility. With the new design of the RaceBird boat you see today, we hope to accelerate change in the marine industry and provide sustainable solutions for future leisure craft. The new powerboat that Sophi and Brunello designed looks like a spaceship. I’ve compared electric racing cars to podracers from Star Wars in the past, but the RaceBird looks even more futuristic. Working together with PIF, I look forward to ushering in a new era of electric powerboat racing.”

Rodi Basso, Co-Founder & CEO of E1, said: “We’re thrilled to be working together with PIF to jointly shape the future direction of powerboating. Forming a strong partnership with a global investment powerhouse such as PIF provides a solid foundation on which to build a new sport. The RaceBird presents a unique challenge and one that the teams at SeaBird Technologies and Victory Marine have delivered on. They’ve managed to develop an innovative powerboat with an eye-catching design and factored in practical solutions ready to go racing. Shortly we’ll also be announcing our powertrain and electronics partners; we’re on schedule to hit the water soon.”

Commenting on the announcement, HE Yasir Al-Rumayyan, Governor of the Public Investment Fund, said: “This exciting investment in a new premier sport format aligns with our strategy to enable innovation globally and unlock new industries, as well as build strategic partnerships with real value add to Saudi Arabia. We believe our support for future sports will also contribute to the growth of various sectors globally.

“Our partnership with E1 will help drive the development of innovative sustainable technology, which in turn positions Saudi as an enabler in the industries of the future and the creation of new opportunities.”

Sophi Horne, Founder of SeaBird Technologies, said: “It’s amazing to finally be able to share the new RaceBird design with the world. Obviously, I’ve seen it on a screen quite a lot in the past few months! But it’s great to show the new look of the boat that the pilots will race with. The bodywork and shape of the vessel is inspired by nature and birds flying above the water’s surface. What has been interesting is trying to find a balance between how you envisage the design and combining that with optimising both performance and efficiency. The solution we settled on fortunately doesn’t compromise on either the looks or performance capabilities.”

Brunello Acampora, Founder & CEO of Victory Marine, said: “Today’s announcement is the result of many months of hard work, creating a completely new design and simulating it in a competitive racing environment. I’ve really enjoyed working together with Sophi to produce the vessel that will compete in the world’s first electric powerboat championship. Now that the design has been fully validated, we’ll begin engineering and manufacturing the boats in preparation for prototype testing and ready for the teams to receive their first delivery. For us at Victory Marine, the E1 Series is the greatest test bench for cutting-edge solutions that will change the future of navigation forever.”

Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of the UIM, said: “At the International Powerboat Federation, we’re delighted to be part of this groundbreaking development in the powerboating sport. The futuristic RaceBird design combined with the use of hydrofoil technology in the E1 Series reflects the pioneering spirit of this initiative and are an inspiring answer to today’s challenges facing marine mobility. It’s an exciting moment for our sport and I cannot wait to see the RaceBird on the water.”

Released ahead of World Oceans Day, the RaceBird acts as a symbol of the future ambitions of the E1 Series, to revolutionise marine mobility and reduce the pressures being placed on fragile underwater ecosystems across the world.

The next major milestone in the RaceBird development is in September when the covers come off the first full-scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show, before the start of prototype testing which is set to get underway later this year.

E1 were advised by Shoosmiths law firm and financial advisers PJT Partners.

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The Lotus Evija has been named as ‘The One to Watch’ in Top Gear’s second ever Electric Awards. 

LOTUS EVIJA HONOURED IN BBC TOP GEAR ELECTRIC AWARDS

(Hethel, UK –  April 2021) – The Lotus Evija has been named as ‘The One to Watch’ in Top Gear’s second ever Electric Awards.

The all-electric hypercar was recently tested by Top Gear magazine editor Jack Rix on the test track at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk, and his article is published over eight pages in the May issue.

Rix calls the Evija not just a halo car for Lotus – “a signpost for the future of the company” – but labels it “a flagbearer for really fast electric vehicles as a whole”.

The Evija, which will go into production later this year, is the world’s most powerful car. It has an output of more than 2,000 PS from its all-electric, all-wheel drive powertrain. Rix notes it can accelerate from 124mph to 186mph (200 km/h to 300 km/h) in just three seconds, half the time it takes a Bugatti Chiron to do the same.

Rix was driving an Evija prototype restricted to 1,600 PS. “It’s light on its feet, playful with the instant mash of acceleration even a naturally aspirated engine could only fantasise about.” He’s also full of praise for the work of the project development team, saying the core Lotus DNA is obvious right from the first corner. “The steering is superb, light and darty around the dead-ahead, then loading up according to wheel angle and speed.” He concludes that “Lotus is on the brink of something special.”

Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, said: “Of all the EVs in development around the world, it’s an honour to be recognised by the Top Gear team as ‘The One to Watch’. Validation work on the car continues apace, and we resumed our world tour with the car last month. We look forward to showing it to more people in the physical world in the coming weeks.”

Rimac Nevera Takes the Hypercar Market by Storm
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Rimac Nevera Takes the Hypercar Market by Storm

Rimac Nevera Takes the Hypercar Market by Storm

June  2021 – ZAGREB, CROATIA –Today, hypercar manufacturer and electric technology specialist, Rimac Automobili, unveiled the production version of the C_Two, now becoming the Nevera, an all-electric, 1914hp, 258mph, €2m hypercar designed and engineered to unleash an unprecedented level of performance.

The Nevera is the production-ready iteration of the Rimac C_Two concept car, which was revealed at the International Geneva Motor Show in 2018. Since then, Rimac’s engineers have refined their new flagship on every level during an extensive development program, in the pursuit of the ultimate electric hypercar driving experience. With the majority of key components of the Nevera developed in-house at Rimac’s HQ in Croatia, all systems have been improved and enhanced since the initial prototypes to deliver on the ambitious performance targets set for at the beginning of the project in 2018.

Rimac Nevera: Dare to Feel

“This is it. This is the car I had in mind when I embarked on the ‘impossible’ journey ten years ago. All our hard work has resulted in the Nevera – our record-breaking hypercar. This car was born to outperform, and to raise the bar, redefining the norm for performance cars. And not only in performance – but as an all-around package.

When we first revealed the C_Two, we set our targets extremely high. There was nothing else that could even come close to matching the car’s cutting-edge electric powertrain and extreme performance. But for us, that was only the starting point,” explains Mate Rimac, Founder and CEO of Rimac Automobili.

“Everyone at Rimac is driven by curiosity and a desire to push things to the absolute limit. With its combination of everyday use and 1914hp performance, the Nevera proves what is possible when there are no restraints placed on technology, development, or ambition. We have now unveiled a car that pushes the hypercar market to a higher level, we have utilized the full potential of the electric powertrain today, proving what we’ve always been saying – that electric hypercar, in the form of the Nevera, is beyond exciting, and that is as thrilling on the track, as it is cosseting crossing continents.”

“We will be making just 150 examples of the Nevera, every single unit crafted in Croatia from passion and admiration for cars.”

Underlining his own commitment to the project, Mate Rimac will personally test and sign off each of the Neveras, before they are delivered to customers from the company’s current production site on the outskirts of Zagreb, Croatia.

Fittingly, the Nevera bears a proud Croatian name and one that truly reflects the prodigious performance the car can unleash in the blink of an eye. The name given by the locals to a quick, unexpected and mighty Mediterranean storm, that races across the open sea off Croatia, a nevera is extremely powerful and charged by lightning.

Appearing with exceptional speed and potency, Rimac’s next-generation hypercar shares the Nevera’s name and looks set to leave a similarly disruptive effect on the global hypercar market. And, like the force of nature it is named after, it is just as adept at transforming its character in an instant – from assured and comfortable grand tourer to ultra-focused performance machine.

Rimac favors lean and effective engineering at every stage, and that philosophy is exemplified in the form-follows-function nature of the Nevera’s timeless, elegant design. It is applied to every single detail, including Rimac’s signature ‘cravat’ feature, which is incorporated into its flanks.

“Since the 17th Century, the necktie has provided a symbol of Croatian strength and identity, and we first paid tribute to it on our Concept­_One hypercar in 2011,” reveals Rimac Director of Design, Adriano Mudri ‘And, like every element of the car’s design, it is there to provide a key function of the Nevera’s performance, serving as an air intake for the rear cooling systems.”

A comprehensive raft of changes to the Nevera’s bodywork, air diffusers and intakes has delivered a 34 per cent improvement in aerodynamic efficiency over the early prototypes­. The profile of the bonnet, the shape of the pillars and the design of the diffusers, splitters and radiators have all been intensively analysed and refined to improve airflow and downforce. Inlets and cooling channels have been painstakingly developed to increase the cooling efficiency of both the brake and powertrain systems, resulting in a 30 per cent improvement at low speeds and a seven per cent enhancement at high speeds.

Rimac has also created numerous new innovative active aerodynamic elements to elevate the Nevera’s cooling, performance, stability, and efficiency abilities. The front bonnet profile, underbody flap, rear diffuser and rear wing can each move independently, driven by complex algorithms that provided the optimum aerodynamic configuration for every driving situation. Switching from ‘high downforce’ to ‘low drag’ mode reduces aerodynamic drag by 17.5 per cent to create a 0.3 coefficient of drag. Changing back into ‘high downforce’ mode increases downforce by 326 per cent.

Despite incorporating a wealth of active aerodynamic elements, as well as many cameras and sensors that enable the Driver Coach feature, the Nevera’s body design remains a coherent graphic. It combines both the drama and beauty of a hypercar and appears simultaneously shaped by the air and forged with technology. The stunning butterfly doors elegantly carve away from the car’s wide sill as they open, creating a generous space for ease of entry and egress.

Lightweight, forged alloy wheels feature a unique aerodynamic design that channels cooling air to the Brembo carbon-ceramic braking system and ensures smooth airflow down the car’s flanks.

World’s most advanced monocoque construction

Nevera’s groundbreaking monocoque, developed by the former C_Two Chief Engineer Daniele Giachi, includes a bonded carbon roof, integrated structural battery pack and rear carbon subframe, is forming the largest single carbon fibre piece in the entire automotive industry. Weighing less than 200kg and utilising 2200 carbon fibre plys and 222 aluminium inserts, the monocoque encases the car’s battery to form a compact yet incredibly strong structure with a torsional stiffness of 70.000 Nm/degree. The level of unmatched strength and safety this provides has contributed to the Nevera meeting strict global homologation standards, and delivering the most rigid structure of any car ever made.

Driving the future

The key to the Nevera’s exceptional performance is Rimac’s pioneering electric powertrain. Every component of the Nevera’s electric powertrain has been exhaustively reworked since its inception to deliver more torque, greater performance and enhanced efficiency.

The unique H-shaped, liquid-cooled, 120kWh, 6960-cell battery was designed from scratch by Rimac and sits at the very heart of the Nevera. Capable of producing 1.4MW of power, the Lithium/Manganese/Nickel battery also forms an integral part of the car’s core, adding 37 per cent structural stiffness to the carbon fibre monocoque. The battery’s optimum positioning low and central within the car’s floor contributes to an ultra-low centre of gravity. This helps create an excellent 48/52 front/rear weight distribution and the best possible handling balance.

Developments of the advanced battery cooling system have made it even more efficient since the introduction of the C_Two, enabling more power to be delivered for greater periods. Four bespoke surface-mounted permanent magnet motors drive the Nevera’s four wheels individually. Together, they enable 1914hp and 2360Nm of torque, which is triple the output of a ‘conventional–engined’ supercar. The front and rear wheels are each connected to a pair of single-speed gearboxes.

Capable of instantly summoning maximum torque from the first moment, the Nevera’s electric motors are 97 per cent efficient – compared with 40 per cent for the most effective internal combustion engines – and completely maintenance-free throughout their operating life.

Out of this world acceleration – beating the ambitious targets

With the ability to sprint to 60mph in 1.85 seconds and continue the acceleration all the way to a 412 km/h (258mph) top speed, the Nevera opens up a new dimension in hypercar performance. Accelerating from rest to 161 km/h (100 mph) requires just 4.3 seconds and it maintains its eye-widening acceleration throughout a full-throttle cycle, achieving 186mph (300 km/h) from rest in 9,3 seconds, shredding a whole 2,5 seconds from the initial targets. Finally, it achieves a record-breaking 8,6 seconds quarter-mile time.

Perfect power delivery, impeccable stopping power

Rimac’s All-Wheel Torque Vectoring 2 (R-AWTV 2) system replaces traditional Electronic Stability Program and Traction Control systems to further bolster grip and traction. Meanwhile, the Nevera’s R-AWTV 2 system enables infinitely variable dynamic responses to road and track conditions by calibrating the amount of torque supplied to each wheel. R-AWTV 2 calculates the precise level of torque to channel through each wheel for ultimate stability and exceptional agility. Both predictive and responsive, R-AWTV reads the road and makes over 100 calculations per second to tailor the level of torque to achieve the desired driving style.

“Our torque-vectoring enables new level of drivetrain calibration,” explains Miroslav Zrnčević, Rimac Test and Development Driver, and depending on the driving mode selected, the R-AWTV 2 technology can enable the Nevera to be drifted sideways or provide optimum levels of all-wheel-drive grip, traction and safety – no matter how challenging the road and weather conditions.Thanks to a four-individual-motor drivetrain, the driver can also change the torque distribution, and personalize the performance delivery even further, for a completely bespoke drive – ranging from front to rear wheel drive biased car. ”

The Nevera is also equipped with cutting-edge braking technology. A complex electro-hyrdaulic brake booster with brake pedal feel simulator distributes the braking force between the friction brakes and electric powertrain, depending on the battery, powertrain and brake state. For instance – it dissipates kinetic energy through the friction brakes if the battery is close to its thermal limits, or activates more regenerative braking in case the friction brakes are hot. All those transitions should remain in the background, not noticeable to the driver. This enables the Nevera to make the highest use of regenerative braking of any other car on the market now. In addition to a maximum range-enhancing regenerative braking of 300 kW provided by the electric motors, substantial stopping power comes from 390 mm Brembo CCMR carbon-ceramic brake discs and six-piston callipers. Combined they provide consistent, fade-free and exceptionally powerful braking, even when the car is subjected to extreme forces on the track.

Double wishbone suspension with electronically controlled dampers and active ride height adjustment provides a combination of a smooth and comfortable ride, exemplary body control and ultra-agile handling.

Further emphasising Rimac’s technology-first approach, the Nevera utilises the very latest electric power steering with steer-by-wire function, enabling adaptive driver-feedback, depending on the drive mode. Additionally, it works as a drive-by-wire system when in Driver Coach mode to demonstrate optimum racing lines and vehicle control to the driver.

Rimac’s versatile and responsive R-AWTV 2 system enables drivetrain calibration for the Nevera to facilitate any driving style through seven different driving modes.

For a truly engaging drive on the road, SPORT mode sharpens the response of the throttle, brakes, suspension and steering, while DRIFT mode supplies more torque to the rear wheels to accentuate oversteer and help hold the car in a controlled power slide on the track. COMFORT mode strikes a perfect balance between a relaxing ride, efficiency and driving pleasure, while RANGE mode enables the Nevera to achieve maximum mileage from each battery charge. In expert hands, TRACK mode sets the Nevera to full, unrestrained configuration to help drivers exploit the car’s full potential. Finally, two CUSTOM modes enable drivers to access their personal, pre-selected performance characteristics.

World’s first AI Driving Coach

To enable drivers of all abilities to extract maximum performance from the Nevera and help them further develop their track driving skills, Rimac has developed the world’s first AI (Artificial Intelligence) Driver Coach. Adding a new, immersive dimension to the driving experience, Nevera’s Driver Coach evaluates performance and provides guidance to optimize and enhance the driver’s on-track performance.

By accessing 12 ultrasonic sensors, 13 cameras, 6 radars, and the very latest NVIDIA Pegasus operating system, the Rimac Driving Coach adds an additional, immersive experience behind the wheel. The system overlays selected race circuits in real-time, offering clear and precise audio and visual guidance, to enable drivers to perfect their racing lines, braking and acceleration points and steering inputs.

The Driver Coach feature will become available in 2022 and launched via over-the-air upgrades to already delivered Nevera cars whose hardware is ready for this unique feature.

Minimalist design cabin, maximum comfort and control

With space for two occupants in full race regalia and their luggage, Nevera is as much a capable grand tourer as it is a performance hypercar. Digital screens soak up needless toggles and switches, leaving only essential tactile controls, giving more space to enjoy Nevera’s carefully designed interior.

The cockpit features a trio of high-definition TFT screens, which present as much, or as little, information as the user requires. Configured for both track driving and comfort, the layout of the cockpit is divided into two zones. The focus of the top segment is entirely placed on driving pleasure and performance, while the lower part houses the infotainment system, comfort controls and driving data.

Tactile billet aluminium rotary controls and switches – including three displays with rotating control – provide a resolutely analogue feel, tailored to enable the driver to utilise the cutting-edge digital technology in an even more engaging manner. From the cockpit, the driver can monitor every aspect of the car’s performance with real-time telemetry – downloadable to a laptop or smartphone for later review.

Connectivity and Mobile App

Rimac M2M system delivers a wealth of real-time data to the manufacturer as well as the owner. While the user is connected to the vehicle through our intuitive mobile app, the manufacturer receives anonymised performance data.

Using intuitive mobile applications developed in-house at Rimac, Nevera owners can track live data, such as GPS location, charging speed and battery status while also using it to analyse driving performance, metrics and map previews on Android & iOS.

Near-unlimited personalisation programme

No two Neveras will leave the Rimac factory looking the same or bearing the same specification, thanks to customers’ ability to choose from a comprehensive range of bespoke trims and material options. In addition to the company’s premium individual personalization program, Rimac will offer its flagship in various editions: GT, Signature, Timeless or the customers can choose to go Bespoke.

Ultimate customer experience

As part of the customer journey, each Nevera owner will be invited to Croatia to design his or her car to their exacting requirements. The Nevera itself will be exclusively available through Rimac’s global dealer partners network, taking in 19 sites and many of the world’s major cities across Europe, North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

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El primer BMW iX.

El primer BMW iX.

El BMW iX, el nuevo buque insignia tecnológico del Grupo BMW, está listo para iniciar su producción en serie. El primer Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concebido como un vehículo totalmente eléctrico desde el principio, ofrece una interpretación de diseño, sostenibilidad, placer de conducción sin emisiones, versatilidad y lujo basado en la utilización de herramientas futuristas. El lanzamiento al mercado en todo el mundo se producirá en noviembre de 2021.

  • El BMW iX, el nuevo buque insignia tecnológico del Grupo BMW, está listo para iniciar su producción en serie. El primer Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concebido como un vehículo totalmente eléctrico desde el principio, ofrece una interpretación de diseño, sostenibilidad, placer de conducción sin emisiones, versatilidad y lujo basado en la utilización de herramientas futuristas. El lanzamiento al mercado en todo el mundo se producirá en noviembre de 2021.
  • Características de conducción perfectamente equilibradas: sólidas, confortables y, al mismo tiempo, ágiles; tracción eléctrica a las cuatro ruedas, que limita el deslizamiento de las ruedas y amortiguadores con regulación de altura controlada de serie, suspensión neumática de dos ejes, amortiguadores controlados electrónicamente, dirección activa integral, llantas Air Performance y neumáticos con reducción de ruido.

  • El BMW iX sale a la venta en dos versiones: BMW iX xDrive50 con 385 kW/523 CV, consumo eléctrico de 23,0 – 19,8 kWh/100 km, emisiones de CO2 de 0 g/km y autonomía de hasta 630 km (WLTP); BMW iX xDrive40 con 240 kW/326 CV, consumo eléctrico de 22,5 – 19,4 kWh/100 km, emisiones de CO2 de 0 g/km y autonomía de hasta 425 km (WLTP). El BMW iX M60 llegará más adelante, con más de 440 kW/600 CV y una tracción total aún más dinámica; consumo eléctrico combinado: 21,6 kWh/100 km (WLTP), emisiones de CO2 0 g/km (valores previstos según el estado actual de desarrollo del vehículo).
  • Quinta generación de la tecnología BMW eDrive con motor eléctrico, unidad electrónica y transmisión, además de la última tecnología de celdas de batería, altamente integrados. El sistema de propulsión genera un par motor máximo de 765 Nm en el BMW iX xDrive50 y 630 Nm en el BMW iX xDrive40. Aceleración de 0 a 100 km/h en 4,6 segundos (BMW iX xDrive50). Batería de alto voltaje con un contenido energético bruto de 111,5 kWh en el BMW iX xDrive50 y 76,6 kWh en el BMW iX xDrive40.
  • Se puede optar entre la función de regeneración de energía adaptativa o realizar una regeneración ajustable a través de la frenada, lo que incrementa la eficiencia y la sensación de “one-pedal”, así como el uso de la función de propulsión por inercia, dependiendo de las necesidades y la situación del tráfico.
  • Sistema integrado de calefacción y refrigeración con función de bomba de calor para el interior, batería de alto voltaje y sistema de tracción. La gestión térmica anticipada de la batería de alto voltaje contribuye a optimizar la eficiencia del proceso de carga.
  • La Unidad de Carga Combinada permite cargar la batería en estaciones de carga rápida mediante corriente continua de hasta 200 kW (BMW iX xDrive50) o 150 kW (BMW iX xDrive40).
  • Aerodinámica rigurosamente optimizada. Coeficiente aerodinámico (Cx): 0,25. Llantas Air Performance (21 o 22 pulgadas) disponibles como opción. Chasis Spaceframe de aluminio y la Carbon Cage permiten aligerar el peso.

  • Estreno de la nueva generación del sistema de control/operación BMW iDrive. Funcionalidad de pantalla táctil con la nueva BMW Curved Display y BMW Natural Interaction usando comandos de voz con el asistente personal de BMW, en constante actualización. Agrupación de pantallas totalmente digitales, compuesta por una pantalla de infoentretenimiento de 12,3 pulgadas y una pantalla como cuadro de instrumentos de 14,9 pulgadas. Pantalla con gráficos de última generación y un potente software basado en el sistema operativo BMW ID8.
  • El nuevo modo “My Modes” amplía las posibilidades de selección de los ajustes del vehículo. Las actualizaciones remotas de software y las funciones bajo demanda mantienen el software del vehículo siempre actualizado. Sistema de navegación con el sistema basado en la nube BMW Maps y realidad aumentada en la pantalla de control. Planificación de la ruta, incluidas las paradas durante el trayecto para recargar la batería con la función Connected Charging. La cámara interior puede utilizarse para tomar imágenes durante el viaje. BMW iX es líder en la transmisión de datos con la tecnología 5G. Integración de números de teléfono móvil personales en el vehículo mediante eSim.
  • El nuevo kit tecnológico del BMW iX ofrece un potencial extraordinario para impulsar el desarrollo de la conducción automatizada y las funciones de aparcamiento. La nueva generación de sensores, el nuevo software y una potente plataforma informática crean una inteligencia excepcional. Cinco cámaras, cinco sensores de radar y 12 sensores de ultrasonidos monitorizan el entorno del vehículo.

  • Incorpora el conjunto más amplio de sistemas de asistencia a la conducción que jamás se hayan montado de serie en un BMW. El aviso de colisión frontal detecta ahora también el tráfico que se aproxima al girar a la izquierda (en países donde los vehículos circulan por la derecha) y a los peatones y ciclistas al girar a la derecha. Alerta de cruce con función de frenado en ciudad. Los asistentes de dirección y de aviso de salida de carril también están disponibles en múltiples situaciones. Control Activo de Crucero con asistente de límite de velocidad.
  • Parking Assistant (incluye la cámara de asistencia a la marcha atrás y el asistente de aparcamiento) de serie. El paquete Parking Assistant Plus está ahora disponible con la función de grabación de robo a distancia de forma opcional.
  • Expresivo diseño exterior, con un lenguaje limpio y simple, que transmite un claro mensaje de sostenibilidad y lujo orientado al futuro. El imponente diseño de la carrocería y los detalles esculpidos con precisión crean un carácter Premium con un toque moderno.
  • El BMW iX redefine el exitoso concepto de Sports Activity Vehicle. Poderosas proporciones, con la longitud y la anchura exteriores del BMW X5, la altura del BMW X6 y las dimensiones de las ruedas del BMW X7.
  • La parrilla de doble riñón de BMW, que destaca visualmente, ha sido realzada verticalmente y casi completamente incrustada, sirve de panel de inteligencia con tecnología de cámara y radar integrados. Faros delanteros y traseros de LED extremadamente finos, tiradores de puertas electrónicos e incrustados, cámara de asistencia de marcha atrás con sistema de inclinación integrada en el logo de BMW del portón trasero. Paquete deportivo y BMW Individual Exterior Line Titanium disponible como opción.
  • Arquitectura interior de nuevo desarrollo. El vehículo ha sido diseñado desde dentro hacia afuera. Ambiente lujoso y agradable creado gracias a su amplitud, un panel de instrumentos delgado, asientos de nuevo desarrollo con reposacabezas integrados y un techo panorámico de cristal extraordinariamente grande con oscurecimiento electrocrómico. La ausencia del túnel central crea un espacio adicional para las piernas y también zonas de almacenamiento, además de una consola central que parece un mueble de alta calidad.
  • Panel de control de nuevo diseño con barras sensoras y entrada háptica activa táctil, selector de marcha y controlador táctil con acabado de efecto de vidrio. El volante hexagonal se estrena en un modelo BMW de serie. BMW Head-Up Display con integración de proyectores sin marco.
  • Se puede elegir entre tres variantes de diseño: Atelier de serie, que tiene superficies Sensatec; Loft, que aporta tejidos de alta calidad y microfibra y un panel de instrumentos con un degradado de color impreso; y el acabado Suite, que incluye superficies en cuero natural.
  • Sistema de climatización automático que se controla mediante pantalla táctil, con filtro de nanofibras integrado. Control de la temperatura controlado de forma inteligente mediante el flujo de aire y que tiene cuenta la temperatura de la superficie.

  • Sistema de sonido envolvente Harman Kardon con altavoces integrados fuera de la vista en los reposacabezas traseros. El sistema de sonido envolvente Bowers & Wilkins Diamond también cuenta con la función de audio 4D, que utiliza controladores de bajos en los asientos delanteros.
  • Sonido de conducción específico para cada modelo con una reacción auténtica a la aceleración y la velocidad. El BMW IconicSounds Electric de serie permite la integración de nuevas variantes de sonido producidas gracias a la colaboración con el compositor de bandas sonoras Hans Zimmer.
  • Un enfoque excepcional e inquebrantable en la sostenibilidad con un uso responsable de recursos en toda la cadena de valor, que minimiza la huella de carbono en todas las etapas del ciclo de la vida del producto.
  • La producción del vehículo se llevará a cabo en la planta de BMW Group en Dingolfing y la fabricación de las celdas de la batería se realizará utilizando un 100% de energía verde, procedente de fuentes certificadas; el aluminio se produce con energía solar.
  • El principio de diseño a medida de los motores eléctricos prescinde de la necesidad de metales procedentes de tierras raras. Extracción controlada, transparente y sostenible de cobalto y litio para la batería de alto voltaje.
  • Uso extensivo de materias primas secundarias, materiales naturales y reciclados: alta proporción de aluminio y plástico reciclados. El uso del cromo casi se ha eliminado, madera con certificación FSC, cuero curtido con extracto de hoja de olivo, revestimientos de suelo y alfombra hechos con redes de pesca recicladas.
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The Audi e-tron S line black edition

Progressive and sporty into the new model year: The Audi e-tron S line black edition

A progressive, profoundly sporty exterior look with a black Singleframe and black side mirror caps, an interior with orange accents – Audi presents its fully electric SUV models e-tron2 and e-tron Sportback3 in the S line black edition. Presales just started in Germany and other European markets.

Polestar 1 Special Edition is a Truly Golden Halo Car
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Polestar 1 Special Edition is a Truly Golden Halo Car

Polestar 1 Special Edition is a Truly Golden Halo Car

SHANGHAI  – Polestar has revealed a special version of the Polestar 1 electric performance hybrid that will reach end of production later this year.

“It’s hard to believe that our beautiful halo car comes to the end of its production life later this year,” comments Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar CEO. “We pushed boundaries with this car, not only in terms of engineering but also in its design and execution. Polestar 1 set the tone for our brand and its genes are evident in Polestar 2 – as they will be in our future cars to come.”

A technical tour de force, the electric performance hybrid has a light-weight body made from carbon fiber reinforced polymer, twin rear electric motors with genuine torque vectoring and high-performance components like Akebono brakes and adjustable Öhlins dampers.

With a combined power output of 619 hp and 738 ft.-lb. of torque, and a purely electric driving range of 60 miles (WLTP) – still the longest of any hybrid car in the world – Polestar 1 is a performance car that can be driven as a full EV in daily use, doubling as a great long-distance GT at any moment.

“This car was not designed to fit into a box,” elaborates Thomas Ingenlath. “We didn’t design it to compete with other cars, and neither did we design it to suit a specific target customer. Polestar 1 was about pushing our own boundaries, exploring a new era for Polestar and launching the brand with a strong statement – and it’s done a great job of capturing the hearts and minds of fans, press and the lucky customers who own one.”

A limited number of build slots remain for final 2021 production. The new special edition features a bespoke matte gold exterior paint job with matching calipers and black wheels. Inside, color-matched gold stitching gives the interior an even more unique feel. A maximum of 25 will be built.

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Diseñada para la metrópolis – La Definition CE 04 de BMW se integra perfectamente en tu vida.

BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04.El nuevo estilo de movilidad urbana sobre dos ruedas.

Con la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04, BMW Group presenta la versión previa a la serie de la BMW Motorrad Concept Link en el #NEXTGen 2020. Como enlace entre los mundos analógico y digital del usuario, la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 es tanto un medio de transporte como un medio de comunicación para el conductor urbano. Con su propulsión eléctrica, su diseño innovador y sus novedosas soluciones de conectividad para redefinir el segmento de los scooters.

“Plugged to life”; propulsión eléctrica y con plena conectividad con el motorista.

La BMW Motorrad Concept Definition CE 04 electrificada ha sido desarrollada y adaptada para satisfacer las necesidades y requerimientos cotidianos del usuario. Fiel al lema “Plugged to life”;  -conectado a la vida-, combina el mundo analógico del usuario con el digital. Junto con el correspondiente equipamiento inteligente del motorista se crea una experiencia de movilidad global, muy emocional y de última generación.

BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04

BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04

“La movilidad eléctrica es un eje clave para BMW Group y confiamos en esta tecnología en nuestra estrategia de sostenibilidad. Los motores eléctricos son también un tema central para BMW Motorrad, especialmente para el entorno urbano. Desde 2013 hemos sido pioneros en este campo con la scooter BMW C evolution. La BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 supone la continuación lógica de la estrategia de electromovilidad urbana y avanza cómo podría ser un vehículo de producción contemporáneo, con el que llevaremos la movilidad eléctrica con dos ruedas a las áreas metropolitanas a un nuevo nivel, tanto técnica como visualmente”, explica Edgar Heinrich, Jefe de Diseño de BMW Motorrad.

Arquitectura innovadora y diseño pionero.

Con un diseño que define el segmento, la Definition CE 04 muestra una nueva estética urbana. Mientras que la BMW Motorrad Concept Link presentada en 2017 parecía una propuesta futurista, la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 de 2020 transfiere el diseño radical de la Concept Link a la producción de forma casi inalterada.

“Hemos logrado transferir muchos elementos y detalles innovadores del prototipo a la versión de producción. Las soluciones técnicas de la propulsión eléctrica -como los paquetes de batería planos en el piso y el compacto motor- nos permiten crear un diseño muy distintivo, que define una nueva estética urbana y que se diferencia con claridad del estilo convencional. Un diseño que sigue las necesidades básicas de funcionalidad simple, estética clara y la realidad digital en la que están inmersos hoy los usuarios. La nueva arquitectura ha permitido una revolución visual así como nuevas temáticas de diseño. Tal vez sea polarizante, pero definitivamente destacará”, subraya Alexander Buckan, Jefe de Diseño de Vehículos de BMW Motorrad.

Visualmente la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 rompe claramente con el aspecto de los scooters tal y como hoy los conocemos. Una carrocería larga y baja y un frontal que se eleva en diagonal crean una silueta tan moderna como clara. El generoso diseño suave de las superficies con las líneas claramente definidas se integra a la perfección en un ambiente urbano moderno. La batería plana, integrada en el inferior de la carrocería, ofrece nuevas posibilidades, como el hueco para el casco, que está iluminado y puede abrirse por el lateral; que ofrece al motorista un fácil acceso para guardar el casco y demás equipamiento. Además, la baja posición de la batería proporciona un favorable centro de gravedad, lo que garantiza una conducción divertida y dinámica.

Formas claras y tecnología moderna interpretadas en un estilo atemporal.

Líneas claras, amplias superficies y un diseño distintivo subrayan la impresión moderna de sus proporciones. Esto se pronuncia aún más con el empleo de dos colores: bajo el moderno acabado de la superficie en Blanco Mineral metalizado y una zona en negro mate que da forma al núcleo del vehículo, el corazón técnico. Se extiende desde la parte delantera a la trasera y, además de los neumáticos y las luces delanteras, también integra el motor y los elementos de la suspensión. La BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 presume de su tecnología y la integra como parte del diseño. Es por ello que los paneles laterales no cubren completamente la sección lateral del scooter en la parte trasera. En su lugar se extiende a través de algunas zonas del lateral como pequeñas alas que dejan a la vista el propulsor, las aletas de refrigeración, el basculante monobrazo, la suspensión y la correa dentada.

El diseño de las luces es tan reducido como moderno. Las dos luces LED en forma de U del frontal se caracterizan por su diseño minimalista. Su clara disposición y los delgados contornos acentúan el atractivo visual moderno y vanguardista de su frontal. Los pilotos traseros se han integrado en los paneles laterales traseros con un dibujo lumínico en forma de C.

Diseño y ergonomía orientados a la practicidad.

“Un scooter no es una ‘divertida bicicleta’ que sirve para pasear por la montaña cuando hace buen tiempo, sino un práctico vehículo cotidiano para ir de casa a la oficina o reunirse con los amigos por la noche, simplemente un vehículo para todos los días en la ciudad”, asevera Alexander Buckan. “Por eso centramos nuestros esfuerzos en diseñar una conducción y un sistema de almacenamiento de energía que satisfaga las necesidades del usuario real: el cliente objetivo recorre distancias cortas, de unos 12 km diarios. Por ello la comodidad en largas distancias tiene menos importancia que una ergonomía variable y fácil accesibilidad. De este modo, hemos podido crear un asiento corrido ‘flotante’ que permite deslizarse cómodamente sobre el vehículo incluso desde la parte trasera. También ofrece una ergonomía mejorada para cuando va sólo el conductor, independientemente de la longitud y altura de sus piernas”.

BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04

BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04

Conectividad sin fisuras.

Tanto en lo que respecta al diseño como al uso digital, la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 se centra en soluciones prácticas y fáciles de usar. BMW Motorrad ve un gran potencial en la interacción entre el vehículo y el equipamiento del motorista en términos de seguridad, confort y experiencia de uso. El motorista está conectado a su entorno a través de su smartphone y la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04. Su pantalla de 10,25 pulgadas es la más grande hasta ahora en el segmento de los scooters y actúa como interfaz entre los mundos digital y analógico del motorista.

El equipamiento del motorista como parte de la comunicación del vehículo.

Los diseñadores también han abierto nuevos caminos en términos de equipamiento del motorista: “Queríamos dotarle de un aspecto urbano pero también altamente funcional, en lugar de la clásica ropa para motoristas. Queremos desarrollar productos con los que puedas bajarte de la moto y realizar tus actividades diarias sin problemas. Al mismo tiempo, el equipamiento ha de ofrecer la protección a la que acostumbra BMW Motorrad e incluso se convierte en parte de la comunicación del vehículo con el mundo exterior”, explica Julia Lein, Directora de Diseño de Equipamiento para Motoristas de BMW Motorrad.

En el centro del equipamiento del motorista desarrollado exclusivamente para la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 se sitúa una chaqueta térmica de diseño informal adecuada para su uso a diario. Pantalones vaqueros negros, elegantes zapatillas y un casco abierto en color blanco completan el look. La chaqueta, en blanco roto, ofrece un alto grado de confort gracias a su corte amplio, distinguiéndose por su estilo urbano. Su cuello alto y gran capucha proporcionan un mayor nivel de estilo. Detalles como la colocación de las cremalleras o el discreto estampado enfatizan su aspecto urbano, que permite ir con estilo directamente del scooter a la oficina. El material de alta tecnología de las chaquetas es impermeable, robusto y transpirable. Las protecciones flexibles incorporadas proporcionan la seguridad que se espera de BMW Motorrad.

Las características innovadoras, como las líneas luminosas integradas en las mangas y la capucha, garantizan una mayor visibilidad en el tráfico y pueden encenderse y cambiar el color mediante sensores en la manga. Para garantizar que el conductor siempre esté conectado, el bolsillo interior de la chaqueta dispone de un sistema de carga inductiva para el smartphone. El equipamiento del motorista se integra a la perfección en la vida del conductor.

Los gráficos como una característica de estilo única.

El diseño gráfico discreto de la BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 plasma el nuevo concepto a la perfección. Sin embargo, será posible hacer configuraciones de diseño completamente diferentes. Gerald Höller, diseñador gráfico del BMW Motorrad Design explica: “Gracias a la nueva arquitectura hemos creado algo completamente nuevo con este vehículo, y, en el futuro, queremos usar los gráficos y los colores para hacerlo destacar aún más. Vemos a la CE 04 Definition como una pantalla móvil con la que el usuario pueda expresar su personalidad; desde lo moderno y elegante hasta lo urbano”.

BMW Motorrad e-mobility.

Siguiendo la estrategia de sostenibilidad de BMW Group, BMW Motorrad también aspira a desarrollar constantemente la electromovilidad. Con el Concept e, BMW Motorrad ya mostró en 2011 cómo puede ser la electromovilidad en el entorno urbano. A esto le siguió el primer prototipo de la BMW C evolution en Londres, que se presentó durante los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano de 2012. BMW Motorrad fue el primer fabricante del segmento premium en lanzar un vehículo de producción de dos ruedas que permitía que los desplazamientos diarios al trabajo fueran completamente eléctricos: el C Evolution de 2014. Pero eso fue sólo el comienzo. Para su sucesor se dio carta blanca a los diseñadores y desarrolladores. El resultado: una arquitectura completamente nueva y un diseño icónico. Con la BMW Motorrad Concept Link la marca demostró cómo puede ser el futuro de la movilidad urbana independiente y libre de emisiones. La BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 continúa la estrategia de electromovilidad de BMW Motorrad para las aglomeraciones urbanas y, por tanto, proporciona un avance concreto de cómo podría ser un vehículo de producción contemporáneo.

Más material de prensa sobre las motocicletas de BMW y el equipamiento para motociclistas de BMW Motorrad en el PressClub de BMW Group, en: https://www.press.bmwgroup.com.

 

The two different concepts of the VAIARO project with the names “Floating Platform” and “Passage”
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The two different concepts of the VAIARO project with the names “Floating Platform” and “Passage”

VAIARO

The two different concepts of the VAIARO project with the names “Floating Platform” and “Passage”

In 2019, Master´s students of industrial design at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design (Simeon Ortmüller, Tobias Gehrke, Vincent Steinhart-Besser, Yigang Shen and Jingyue Chen) developed design concepts for a new form of mobility on water and gave the CAPTN project its first visible identity.

The students have dealt with the question: What is the future of public transport on the Kiel Fjord? Kiel grows and urban mobility needs attractive offers to make it easier to avoid the car and to achieve ambitious climate targets.

The fact that ferry traffic in this context connects the west and east bank over a longer period of time during the day and at a tighter frequency and that the connections to bus traffic play a central role is obvious.

The two different concepts of the VAIARO project with the names “Floating Platform” and “Passage” are characterized by pragmatism and radicalism in equal measure. For this purpose, leitmotifs for intelligent mobility and a new landmark in Kiel were developed. The project was designed as a cooperation from the beginning: Partners from Kiel University and from the University of Applied Sciences are working in their respective fields on the realization of an autonomous ferry.

The parties involved were thus present at regular intervals for presentations, in the course of which the drafts and their own position were repeatedly reviewed and adjusted. In this way, indications of the desired qualities could be obtained. What is meant to be in the drafts is basically quite simple to grasp: When I come to Kiel, I absolutely have to take the new ferry!

FINANCING

Die Finanzierung des Projekts erfolgt aus Eigenmitteln der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

PARTNERS

  • Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design
  • Kiel University
  • Kiel University of Applied Sciences