Dream coupés, for all tastes

Avion Luxury International Airport Magazine - - CONTENTS -

The car, as al­ways, is con­stantly evolv­ing and even ap­par­ently bold in­no­va­tions are ac­cepted by the mar­ket when they in­volve a good cause or an in­no­va­tion that en­hances safety, is eco-friendly or pro­motes sav­ings. A Bent­ley or Maserati SUV, a four-cylin­der or diesel Porsche, or a turbo, 4 x 4 or hy­brid Fer­rari are no longer "out­ra­geous". The most intriguing new­com­ers of 2016 re­main com­mit­ted to in­creas­ing horse power, but also in­tro­duce new tech­nolo­gies to make them cleaner and more so­cially ac­cept­able. A re­view of the best cars can­not but start with the new Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron, a hy­per­car ap­pointed to re­place the very fa­mous but now ob­so­lete Bu­gatti Vey­ron, from which much has been in­her­ited: the leg­endary W16 en­gine, now how­ever more drive­able thanks to two of the four tur­bos be­ing elec­tron­i­cally con­trolled, but which also help to tame the over­whelm­ing 1,500 horse­power, al­low­ing her to reach a the­o­ret­i­cal max­i­mum speed of 469 km/h. For those who like num­bers, just think that this $2.5 mil­lion gem "breathes" 60 cu­bic me­ters of air at max­i­mum load, but has a lug­gage com­part­ment of just 44 litres: less than a maxi scooter. If you like to race with four on board, the car to dream of is the lux­ury Fer­rari GTC4, the wor­thy heir of the FF, which com­pared to the lat­ter has 5% more power, reach­ing 690 horse­power with a whop­ping 697 Nm of torque, of which 80% is al­ready avail­able at 1,750 rpm. In short, a su­per­car dis­play­ing the pranc­ing horse with the speed of 335 km/h, mak­ing it the se­cond fastest in the price list (af­ter the F12 Berlinetta), but which still has the de­sire to en­ter­tain on ev­ery type of road: with a strong and us­able en­gine, it achieves new safety stan­dards with in­no­va­tive patents like the 4RM-S con­trol sys­tem, a com­bined sys­tem with four-wheel drive and steer­ing,

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