V prípade auta Škoda VisionD ide o štúdiu, ktorá má ponúknuť ľuďom pohľad do budúcnosti značky. Takto podobne budú vyzerať všetky nové modely mladoboleslavskej firmy.Autá by malo charakterizovať niekoľko vlastností: dlhý rázvor, krátke previsy, veľký vnútorný priestor a ostro rezané svetlomety. Koncept Vision D dostal do vienka karosériu, ktorá je v Európe veľmi žiadaná - päťdverový hatchback.Nová Škoda nevyniká žiadnymi veľkými módnymi výstrelkami. Ide o skutočnú štúdii tvarov a línií, ktoré sa neskôr budú požívať.Rovnako tak by sme sa mohli dočkať aj nového interiéru, aký sa tu prezentoval. Napokon, korporátne unifikované prístrojové dosky už mnohým ľuďom lezú na nervy.Nové sú aj mriežky chladiča, ktoré majú symbolizovať struny harfy. V nich je umiestnené nové logo.Od budúceho roka sa budú objavovať nové okrídlené šípy na kapote. Najdôležitejšia zmena prebehla na hlavnej časti loga - okrídlenom šípe. Ten bude v novom prevedení podstatne väčší a tým aj lepšie viditeľný.
Skoda shows Vision D design concept
Five-door Vision D concept reveals future design direction for Skoda and offers glimpse of new family car.Skoda is readying a bold new look for the Octavia. After top brass toasted best-ever sales of 750,000-plus cars in 2010, they have signalled an all-new design direction at the Geneva show in a hatch that paves the way for the next family model, and the look of all future Skodas to come.The striking white five-door Vision D concept features an enlarged front grille flanked by smaller, simpler headlights than we've seen on previous Skoda models. Clean, unadorned surfaces provide a look of solidity that's similar to the latest cars from stablemate VW. At the rear, the concept features a stubby tail with a series of horizontal lines, giving the appearance of extra width, and stylised C-shaped tail-lights.Jozef Kaban, chief exterior designer for Skoda said: "This new design language is about simplifying surfaces and using great proportions to make an attractive car. There are lots of cars out there that use fancy details to mask poor design, a Skoda will never be one of them."On the inside, the vents and dash-top mirror mimic the angular shapes of the exterior, while the futuristic feel is enhanced by the use of crystal glass on the centre console. A tablet computer doubles up as the touchscreen display and can be removed when your journey is over.The interior has also been conceived with space in mind, with the designers making use of the newcomer's long wheelbase to maximise room for passengers and luggage.Elements of the concept will dictate the look of the firm's next generation of cars, including the fresh logo, which will adorn all models by 2012. The newcomer is most likely a glimpse at the new Octavia, which will be key to Skoda's move into emerging Russian and Chinese markets, as bosses plan to double sales by 2018. It's also a celebration of ownership by the VW Group, which first bought into the Czech firm 20 years ago this month.By www.autoexpress.co.uk
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The Bugatti Veyron EB
16.4 is a mid-engined grand touring car. The Super Sport version is the
fastest car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856
mph).The original version has a top speed of 408.47 km/h (253.81
mph).Designed and developed by the German Volkswagen Group and produced by
Bugatti Automobiles SAS at their headquarters in Château St. Jean in
Molsheim (Alsace, France), the Veyron's chief designer was Hartmut
Warkuss, and the exterior was designed by Jozef Kabaň of Volkswagen, with
much of the engineering work being conducted under the guidance of former
Peterbilt engineer and now Bugatti Engineering chief Wolfgang Schreiber.
The car is named after French racing driver Pierre Veyron, who won the 24 hours of Le
Mans in 1939 while racing for the original Bugatti company. It was named
Car of the Decade (2000--2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear.
Manufacturer: Bugatti Automobiles [VW]
Assembly: Molsheim, Alsace, France
Predecessor: Bugatti EB110
Body style(s): 2-door coupé
Layout Longitudinal mid-engine,
permanent all-wheel drive
8.0 L W16 quad-turbocharged 1,001 brake
kW; 1,015 PS)
1,200 brake horsepower (895 kW; 1,217
Transmission: 7-speed DSG sequential
Wheelbase: 2,710 mm (106.7 in)
Length: 4,462 mm (175.7 in)
Width: 1,998 mm (78.7 in)
Height: 1,159 mm (45.6 in)
Kerb weight: 1,888 kg (4,162 lb)
Designer: Jozef Kaban
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C-ABS vs. NO ABS - Honda CBR600RR
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2014 Skoda Yeti Outdoor
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Škoda Rapid 2013 - DRIVING
ŠKODA's latest offspring impresses with a surprising amount of space
despite compact exterior dimensions (4.48 metres in length, 1.7 metres in
width). This clever compact saloon provides room for five occupants and
their baggage and, this being a ŠKODA, the brand's signature clever
solutions and excellent price-value ratio as well as comprehensive safety
equipment. Five petrol and two diesel engines are on offer as powerplants.
ŠKODA's newest creation will be on public display for the first time at
the Paris Auto Salon. ŠKODA is aiming the Rapid especially at families
looking for a roomy first car at an affordable price in ŠKODA's familiar
The Rapid is the first Škoda series car ever to fully feature the brand's
newly formulated design language.
The Rapid is a complement of the model palette between the Škoda Fabia and
the Škoda Octavia, making it at home in the large-volume compact segment.
This so-called A segment currently accounts for about 36 per cent of the
world's automobile market. Within this class, saloons have a share of
around 42 per cent. Industry experts estimate the number of cars of this
type sold worldwide will rise by about 50 per cent by the year 2020.
► Skoda Design Concept
The manufacturer presented a very special facelift at the event: for the
first time ever, Škoda is presenting the key elements of its new corporate
design whose distinguishing features are freshness and precision. As its
established characteristics evolve, Škoda has undergone visual
rejuvenation to make it an outwardly even more valued brand.
"We are keen to express the new power of our brand not only through our
future products, but also in the way we present ourselves to partners and
customers. Škoda is synonymous with attractive cars offering exceptional
value for money, countless clever solutions and precisely executed work.
All this is clearly reflected by our updated corporate design. As it forges
ahead, Škoda is eager to flex its newfound strength in the international
arena," stressed Jürgen Stackmann, the Board Member responsible for
marketing and sales. "Škoda is steadily evolving and it shows. Our new
design and fresh outlook reflect our plans for the future."
The most important change affects the main part of the logo, the winged
arrow, which in the new design will be much larger and more visible. The
hue of the winged arrow has been changed from "natural green" to the new
lush "Škoda Green". The outer area is highlighted with a chrome look.
By unveiling a design concept called "VisionD", Škoda is offering a
glimpse into the future. The economic goals set by the carmaker require a
new focus drawing on the inspiration of a tradition stretching back for
more than 110 years. The use of modern stylistic elements and the latest
technology is a logical step. The design concept fleshes out the contours
of the growth strategy with clearly defined features, maximum care and
attention to detail.
"VisionD" singles out characteristic design elements of the Škoda brand
and guides them towards the future. The long wheelbase and short overhangs
are a prerequisite for successful automotive architecture as they both
allow for above-average interior space and, coupled with the dynamic roof
line, lend the car a high degree of visual majesty.The fluent integration
of the tailgate underscores the entire car's sophisticated practicality.
The high everyday utility value and distinctive interior modular design are
traditional brand values which are freshly interpreted in a more modern
form here. The radiator grille with its unobtrusively shiny finish
symbolizes the brand's aesthetic blueprint, its fine slats resembling taut
The newly arranged and clearly structured logo stands out in the middle of
the car as the starting point for all the contours. It intersects the
horizontal line of the bonnet, highlighting its special status as a symbol
of quality and success.
The design concept marks another big step into the future for ŠKODA. Its
forms shapes are dynamic, stimulating the imagination of observers without
provoking them, and offering an undistorted view of the outlook for cars
made in Mladá Boleslav.The designers and engineers have paved the way for
future success. This traditional Czech brand is now best placed to achieve
its ambitious goals: economic growth coupled with new design full of
potential, while preserving established traditional strengths such as great
performance, value and precision.