Skoda has now introduced a car called the Rapid. It is Skoda's first compact type hatchback since the previous Rapid fastback of the 1980s or 1990s. The name also derives from the 1939 Skoda Rapide (which modernized Skoda). It will cost about €16,000; being the second cheapest Skoda. The car is based on the Vision-D concept car (along with the third generation Octavia).
Sonic Generations will not be released on the Wii console as according to SEGA.
And, also Sonic Generations on Nintendo 3DS will not be a 3D gameplay version, it will be a 2D sidescrolling version developed by a Japanese firm called Dimps along with Sonic Team.
Renault's Romanian subsidiary Dacia will be using the Dacia brand in the UK starting with the cheap SUV the Dacia Duster according to Top Gear's James May.
We do not know if the British either pronounce it “Dar-cia”, “Dar-chia”, “Dar-cha” or “Day-cia”.
This probably useful for British customers to buy, better than buying an American or Japanese SUV, like the Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee or Toyota Land Cruiser which are very expensive.
The car offers a 1.5 litre diesel with 104bhp or a 1.6 litre petrol with 84bhp.
Well, it was almost business as usual at the front of the grid for the 2011 Spanish Grand Prix. Almost, but not quite.
Instead of Sebastian Vettel sitting on pole we had team mate Mark Webber finally getting his 2011 act together and putting the young German in second place. But another Red Bull lock0out nonetheless.
Sitting behind were the two McLarens, at least until Fernando Alonso had an injection of crowd power at the last minute and split the McLarens on the grid, pushing Button down to fifth.
And another injection of crowd power saw Alonso drive straight through the Red Bulls at the off to take first place – and the roars of the crowd.
Sadly, thanks to the topsy-turvy nature of F1 in 2011 where all depends on multiple tyre-stops and endless strategy changes from the pit wall, the Spanish crowd were silenced by Alonso’s eventual fifth place.
Button, by contrast, managed to slip from fifth on the grid to tenth, but thanks to his innate ability to manage his tyres did a three-stop race and ended up in third place.
Poor Mark Webber managed to drop back to third and become the first pole-sitter in the Spanish Grand Prix in years not to turn pole to victory.
Vettel managed to pass Alonso by jumping in to the pits early and set up a brilliant joust with Hamilton, who chased him down relentlessly.
Lap by Lap Hamilton harried and hustled Vettel – staying with the one second window to keep his DRS available – but Vettel kept reclaiming the gap Hamilton closed on the straights in every bend.
Here were two cars evenly matched with drivers at the peak of their powers. Each had different strengths on the day, but in the end Vettel kept his nose ahead, winning by just 0.6 seconds.
A properly thrilling F1 Grand Prix in Spain.
The McLaren MP4-12C became the fastest car on the Top Gear track in 1.14.1 .
Top Gear Test Track Power Lap Times
McLaren MP4-12C 1.14.1 (TBC)
Ariel Atom V8 1.15.1
Bugatti Veyron SS 1.16.8
Gumpert Apollo 1.17.1
Ascari A10 1.17.3
Koenigsegg CCX (with Top Gear spoiler) 1.17.6
Noble M600 1.17.7
Pagani Zonda F Roadster 1.17.7
Caterham R500 1.17.9
Bugatti Veyron 1.18.3
Pagani Zonda F 1.18.4
Maserati MC12 1.18.9
Ferrari Enzo 1.19.0
Lamborghini LP670 SV 1.19.0
Ferrari 458 1.19.1
Ariel Atom 1.19.5
Lamborghini LP560 1.19.5
Ferrari Scuderia 1.19.7
Nissan GT-R 1.19.7
Ferrari GTO 1.19.8
[Source: Cars UK]
Car Firms of China
China is the largset car producer in the world producing 18 million cars.
The Car firms are and their subsidiaries are:
|Chana Automobile Company, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Chana||Division||China, South Africa, Spain, Singapore|
|Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corporation, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Dongfeng Motor Corporation ( People's Republic of China)|
|First Automotive Group Corporation ( People's Republic of China)|
|Chery Automobile Company, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Chery||Division||China, Africa, South East Asia, Russia|
|BYD Auto ( People's Republic of China)|
|Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation ( People's Republic of China)|
|MG||Subsidiary||United Kingdom, Chile, Argentina, China|
|Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Company, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Geely Automobile ( People's Republic of China)|
|Geely||Division||China, Russia, North Africa|
|Brilliance China Automotive Holding, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Brilliance||Division||China, North Africa|
|Great Wall Motor Company, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Great Wall||Division||China, South Africa, Russia, North Africa, Australia|
|Shandong Kaima ( China)|
|China National Heavy Duty Truck Company, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Chongqing Lifan Automobile Company, Ltd ( People's Republic of China)|
|Fujian Motor Industry Group Company ( People's Republic of China)|
|Ziyang Nanjun Automobile Co., Ltd. ( People's Republic of China)|
|Guangzhou Automobile Group ( China)|
|Chenzhou Ji'ao ( China)|
|Qingling Motors Company Ltd. ( China)|
SEGA has now confirmed the rumoured Nintendo 3DS version and the PC version of Sonic Generations.
According to Sonic Retro, they've looked up Sonic Generations on the Nintendo 3DS new releases list adn it had it just before it was confirmed.
So Sonic fans are now happy of the new 3DS version and a PC version of the game now!