Look back World Cup Championship of the car world

The 2018 World Cup soccer finals took place on the pitches of Russia with 32 teams representing 32 countries. An interesting question is, what if these teams were to compete in the car market?


Despite failing in the first match, the star of coach Joachim Low, the reigning world champion, is still a champion candidate at the 2018 World Cup. However, on the pitch of the cars Four-wheelers, the German team, despite a series of stars: Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, still dropped to the lower projection when only producing 5.6 million cars in 2017. The defending champion is China. Last year, this country produced 29 million cars of all kinds.

2017 runner-up is the US team with GM, Ford, Chrysler stars …, which has launched a total of 11.2 million cars of all kinds. However, both incumbent and runner-up are not present in Russia this summer. The Japanese team is expected to be hard to beat the second round in Russia’s World Cup this year, but they are sure to be in third place in the World Cup of Car Maker rankings with sales 9.7 million vehicles in 2017.

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Brazil, who has held the world cup for the fifth time, is also a rising market for the world auto industry. Last year, this market grew to 25% and this year, 2018 is expected to continue growing by 10%. Currently major international brands such as Vilkswagen, Ford, GM and Fiat are expanding production plants in Brazil to turn the land of Samba dancers into a car manufacturing center of South America.

Argentina is expected to win the World Cup for the third time this year, but the country’s auto industry is overcoming a severe crisis in 2014, yet it has not made an impression like strikers on their lawn.

A team rich in tradition both on the pitch and on the track, the England team, still dreaming about the 1960s and early 1970s, when their football team won the World Cup (1966) along with their British car brand set a world record for sales with nearly 2 million units/year. The England team is on the way to find the old aura while the number of cars produced last year of the new country reached 1.74 million units in 2017, which means that it is still less than half a century ago.

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Iceland, the baby pepper has been surprising at the first round of the 2018 World Cup. But it was not only surprising on the pitch, the country with a population of just 335,000, built a very special car that surprised the world. It is Isar Torveg, dubbed the Terrain Monster – Monster SUV. Using a giant tires of up to 54 inches, equipped with 6.3L engines, Isar Torveg can safely operate on Iceland’s challenging snow and muddy roads.

2020 Porsche Macan GTS promotes performance

The new generation Porsche Macan GTS 2020 SUV features sporty performance, stylish design and improved comfort.


In terms of capacity and performance, Macan’s ascending sequence is as follows: Standard Macan, Macan S, Macan GTS, Macan Turbo. Meanwhile, the newly launched Macan GTS 2020 version will soon be notified of the price in the near future.

In terms of exterior, the Porsche Macan GTS is equipped with the Sport Design package standard with new designs in the front, rear and side skirts. Black painted front fascia is also a feature on all Porsche GTS models, not just the Macan GTS. LED headlights with PDLS and 3D taillights with thin LED strips are darkened.

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Adaptive air suspension has been included as standard on the Macan GTS, capable of lowering the SUV up to 10 mm. Brakes are made of cast iron (360 x 36) mm at the front and (330 x 22) mm at the rear as standard equipment, the red brake clamp hidden behind the 20-inch RS Spyder Design wheels is completed by Black Satin.

Inside the interior, Alcantara material appears on the center console seats, center console armrests and door panels. Similar things appear on the sport seats, with 8-way adjustment along with seat memory. A multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles is standard equipment. Notably, on the instrument cluster is the central engine rev counter that stands out against the red background and has the word GTS as a separate mark for this version.

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The power of the Porsche Macan GTS is a 2.9 Biturbo V6 (2,894cc), reaching 380 horsepower in the range of 5,200 – 6,700 rpm, an increase of 20 horsepower compared to the previous GTS model. Maximum torque of 520 Nm at 1,750-5,000 rpm, combined with new PDK dual-clutch gearbox and optional Sport Chrono sport package, the new Macan GTS can accelerate 0-100 km/hours in 4.7 seconds (4.9 seconds without Sport Chrono), faster than the previous model 3/10 seconds. Maximum speed reaches 261 km/h.

2020 Audi RS5 facelift comes in two versions

2020 Audi R5 sports sedan has officially launched an upgraded version in the middle of the life cycle with the refinement of exterior and equipment equipped with modern technology.


The Audi RS5 2020 facelift will come in coupe and Sportback versions. In this version, Audi has slightly changed the exterior of the car as well as upgraded the new-generation MMI touch entertainment system. However, the RS5 still uses a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 450 horsepower.

The Audi RS5 sports sedan has three paint options: Black, Turbo Blue, and Tango Red. Wheels appear in 19 or 20-inch sizes with 2 color options: glossy black or bronze.

On the exterior of both versions, there is a wider and flatter single frame monocoque grille, inherited from the brothers RS6 and RS7. Meanwhile, the subtle layout of the air vents creates an interesting association back to an Audi Sport Quattro emblem of the 1980s.

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In addition, the front wheel cavity design is expanded to about 40 mm, integrated with LED Matrix headlights with daytime running lights with black bezel, helping to make a difference compared to the standard Audi A5 version. Pentagonal cavity and front bumper are tweaked to make the look of RS 5 more powerful.

In terms of interior, the interior compartment on the next generation inherits quite a lot from the old model, except for a 10.1-inch MMI touch screen with fast response and slightly layout oriented towards the driver.

Audi offers a new optional Audi Virtual Cockpit screen size of 12.3 inches. Drivers can change a variety of interfaces, especially an RS interface for special driving modes. Meanwhile, the tape screen will appear with specific information such as maximum G-Force acceleration value.

Along with that, the information display system on the HUD windshield will also have similar graphics, helping the driver to know the vehicle’s gear level as well as the engine revs.

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When equipped with advanced multimedia system MMI Navigation Plus, the screen of the car will appear more information necessary for operating at high speeds such as the magnitude of acceleration in the direction, the actual operation of sports differentials, pressure as well as tire temperature at each wheel.

The interior of the car includes standard RS sports seats in Alcantara or Nappa leather options, RS interior package with red or gray border details. Other decorative details such as steering wheel, gear lever or knee rests are also covered with Alcantara with contrasting red or gray thread.

As announced by the company, the next generation of the RS5 possesses a more impressive cornering ability by the option of sport differential for a rear-wheel axle, operating under the mechanism of active distribution of torque between the wheel. Besides, the above two RS1 and RS2 driving modes can be activated with the ‘RS MODE’ button on the steering wheel.

The starting price of Audi RS5 in the German market is about 92,500 USD for both versions. Audi has not yet announced the exact delivery time.

Mercedes: “Leclerc has gone beyond the limit”

Toto Wolff leader said that the referee will have to escort the police if they fined Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc at home Monza.


“The referees have difficulty deciding whether to fine or warn Charles Leclerc”, Motorsport quoted Mr. Wolff. “Leclerc’s defensive action against Lewis Hamilton may exceed the allowed limit. Hamilton had the mind to steer the collision avoidance. But the referee has no other way. Ferrari is leading in the Grand Prix Italy and fined five seconds? Then the referee will have to escort the police to leave”.

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Wolff alluded to the situation in round 23, before the second corner. Hamilton, after hiding Leclerc wind in a straight line, swung to the right and jumped near the opponent. Leclerc drove to the right to push Hamilton to the curb. This makes the Ferrari driver unable to turn in the corner, having to choose a longer path to return to the track. After this situation, Leclerc was cautioned by the black and white flag. That means if recidivism is committed, Leclerc will be disqualified. But Wolff hinted the referee’s warning was still mild.

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“There will be many accidents with this situation. The black and white flag warning law will set a bad precedent. Because riders will take risks because they believe they will only be warned before being punished”, he insisted.

Hamilton also somewhat agreed with Wolff. “Many times I have to give in order to avoid a collision with Leclerc. That is the problem of the current F1 racing rules. We have repeatedly called for clarification of the rules but have not achieved the goal. In this case, the referees have a different opinion”, he said.

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Leclerc finished first in Monza, helping Ferrari crown at home for the first time since 2010. Hamilton pursued Leclerc for most of the race, coming only third when he lost twice to the pit. In return, the British racer achieved the fastest lap in the final rounds with new soft tires.