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really foreign climate change. global 3060 minutes d w. earth. or saving global india's tell stories of creative people and innovative projects around the world that protect the climate and boost green energy solutions by global ideas being by a series of global 3000 on g.w. and online. hello and welcome to driver the d.w. motor magazine this week we take the v.w. r t r across 0 frozen swedish lake. burn up the track with a mclaren 600 l d. and check out the sea had to rocco's climate credentials.
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mountains snow and sunshine were in the sub to roll to test the sea ector rocco in winter driving conditions will put the car through its paces as we make our way through the ups to find out how this s.u.v. ambos off road situations. and make their car test very minor moshi for says that iraq always fun to drive in snow just set it on off road and you're good to go of course driving on ice is a little tricky but that's true for any car i know about how i doubt that he is also that according to. our turns me a cool as he quit with the all wheel drive system for drive but you can also choose the front wheel drive model if you don't plan to drive off road or in snow there are also options for a 6 speed manual transmission. and
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a 7 speed dual clutch transmission. emanuel says this sort of winter driving is greet he'd like to stay outside a bit longer for a closer look but it's too cold they'd like to be someplace that's warmer there for 3 to her. mom with her and. that's better it's morocco 20 degree sunshine and some sand if he can take a closer look i'm going to rock oh i'm going to rock it was 4.73 meters long and 1.65 meters tall that's about the same size as the skoda kodiak and the v.w. to go on all space. and. yeah i guess that you can imagine one notes that camels are
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a popular means of transportation in morocco it's a practical way to get around that camels don't move very quickly and they're not nearly as comfortable as a 4 wheel drive vehicle. both camels and vehicles like the toronto thrive in this kind of environment. but camels have another advantage over cars they don't produce much c o 2. emanuel points out that there are some paved highway here but you will more likely be driving over gravel and sand or a combination of the 2 that to rocco was built for driving in those kinds of conditions so he's going to take the tour rocco off road and. this s.u.v. has a fairly high ground clearance and a torsion resistant chassis so i can handle these situations but with artistic moves like this sometimes. you lose the overview but there's an optional 360 degree
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camera available for 575 euros the camera is really useful for parking and other maneuvers. even if one of the wheels started spinning on its own the terracotta still deliver solid performance of course most people who buy this as you ve are going to drive it in punishing conditions like this still it's good to know that if you have to you can. update emanuel says he has no complaints about the to rocco's chassis the vehicle seems to be able to smooth out most bumps with nice sure every once in a while you'll get a rough patch but few cars can deliver a completely smooth ride so overall he's impressed with the 2 rocco it's because i'm to. time now for a sand testament 1st we've got to let
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a little air out of the tires to maximize the contact area. have you that your man was brought along an experienced professional driver to help out with the test surely you name your keepers on the street to narrow in their bikes the skate on evidence i'm off when i last saw the we were go to the joints drive in the sand then you will tell us what we need to look out for 1st the important thing is that we have to be and i want you to know that there have been more control of the acceleration so in any moment that we need to pick up some speed that response of the car it's much more immediate the 2nd thing that we have to put on mind is that . the dunes are always a very soft enchanting matiya so we need to be well in advance this here i mean ready to change. the line of the 10th speed of the about the car for any moment that we need. but there are several other. potential problems to watch out
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for. if you see that they are going up here like right now. it's it's always important. so we know about golf when we go up but only when we go down. a soreness we hear about the car. i don't know it was a speed it goes down into the us on something other that we would not want so it's something talented and i hope that we've done so well and we thank you that's right so see if you feel the same getting. out of this fear it's strange compared to driving on the road it's really something very very different. but after just a few minutes the man i will got used to driving in sand. and minimal says that driving is sand is actually a lot of fun but it can be
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a little nerve wracking when the vehicle starts to float and any case this was an entertaining test drive. and missing to rocco passed with flying colors. it already comes in a hard time now mclaren is presenting a convertible $600.00 spider be uncompromisingly stripped down aerodynamically design roadster has a $441.00 kilowatt $3.00 leader v 8 under the hood and cerise car was street cred but b.l.t. mark makes this vehicle something special. interest of i know guys and over says that the l.t. stands for long tail of cars a bit longer which is good for its aerodynamics of thinks 3 or wing provides traction. for more at
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a speed of 250 kilometers per hour there's 100 more kilograms of force pressing on to the road then with other models. wouldn't get pissed. i'm a clarence 600 could only use the o.t. designation when it's been radically redesigned and not just the exterior of the cars 1.3 ton curb weight makes the 601 of the lightest vehicles in its class the airflow isn't just channel past the car it's directed right to where the engine needs it for cooling. a new top exit exhaust system contributes to aerodynamics and weight reduction. the roof can be lowered it speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour it disappears into the rear of the car in 15 seconds.
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in funds of final since the carbon recent seats are 21 kilograms lighter than normal once the wind shield is special to it saves 1.4 kilograms so weight there's no bulky air conditioner or sat nav systems and that helps to reduce weight to try and hold adds that if you need a sat nav to drive on a racing track you're certainly not going to come in 1st. it does for you. any element that's not needed for pure performance and precise handling has been stripped away even the glove compartment and door pockets. i know says the engine is right here he adds to the tailpipes help to give the mclaren that's the show roar and at night if you floor it you can even see flames shooting out into ones about. the best way to test drive this car is.
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on the race track thanks to launch control the acceleration of the twin turbo v. 8 is explosive the $600.00 l.t. can hit 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.9 seconds after 8.4 seconds it's blazing along at 200 kilometers per hour still a ways from its top speed of $32047.00 speed dual clutch transmission takes over the lightning fast trip up the gears and i don't i know it says that flying around the track in a race car is a blast the mclaren 600 l t has everything that a race car needs a brilliant chassis great brakes and an engine sound that's music to a driver's ears that makes it fun to simply shift down and drive on the street you don't even have to go fast says reinhold i've come out of the scene. let's take one more look at the breathtaking specs including the price in germany
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the $600.00 l.t. spider sells 425-0000 euros and it's addition is limited after a year production will be discontinued. biz truck is a legend. in the current system much as kharaj says the other will be a world is changing constantly one model after the other and with new technology and better sounding names a few cars can hold their place in this environment maybe a decade or 2 but never longer yet the toyota high lux has been around for half a century to your titles. whether it was back in 2007 when a high lux became the 1st auto to reach the noise. during
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a volcano eruption on iceland for conquering the south pole in 2010 the high lux is the only vehicle that's spent on both ends of the year. in january 2019 i likes 11 of the world's toughest races that dakar rally. for more than 50 years they toyota high lux has been one of the toughest pick ups in the world through 8 generations toyota has managed to sell 18000000 of them worldwide high lux's known as europe's most popular pick up. the mattresses the 8th generation has been given a facelift at least in the most luxurious version of the truck the executive. this spruce up can be seen most clearly at the front wrap around headlights emphasize the pick ups width and integrate seamlessly into the newly designed radiator grille . at nearly
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1.65 meters the high lux has the brightest and best of its class a new floor assembly and reinforced front wall give this truck a big a edge when it comes to loading and unloading. the interior has stayed pretty much the same and corresponds to earlier standard models. leather seats are part of the standard equipment of a high lux executive. classifies the high looks as a commercial vehicle even though you have to admit that this pickup truck doesn't drive like a commercial one it's not a car that's really comfortable to drive or is really sharp speedy and precise and . and like a pick up is
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a prick that and it is what it is. and pick up. the highway has a 2.4 leader 4 cylinder diesel that pumps out 110 kilowatts of power with maximum torque of 400 new meters that makes it strong enough to tow 3 and a half times. its current time to take the high lux off road we flip a switch and a low range so the truck can get down and dirty. even in really rough terrain the high looks easily moves over major barriers and through extremes. the highlights is he quick with high speed gear effective utilization control which determines the availability of high speed gears in real time according to driving conditions so in 50 year for
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example it can only be travelling at 50 kilometers per hour what 10 times the court declined steep hills. that you're going to send some might ask who needs a vehicle this big but if you have a business and you need to transport stuff that you don't want in the car and you don't want to van there are many alternatives to a pickup so that's a big plus for the high lux and it can go off road and pull really big loads that means a vehicle for tough jobs a utility vehicle and found out wouldn't. even know it's from out so it. takes a lot of courage and a reliable vehicle to drive in winter. 3 conditions this is the r.v.
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and see our region in northern sweden folks wagon and other european car manufacturers test their vehicles here on the frozen lakes today will be putting the b w r t on through its paces and subfreezing temperatures. b l e d headlights have been build deep into the grill to give the r.v. on a sporty look. the vehicle measures 4.86 by one meter 87 with a wheel base of 2.84 meters. the standard equipment includes l.e.d. headlights and tail lights daytime running lights keyless access chrome strips on the side windows and 17 inch alloy wheels with all those features you might consider the r.v. on a luxury car but it's a lot more than that. cannot even be the spokesman martin who says the
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main thing that they wanted to do was to call attention to the guardian's driving dynamics it's equipped with 4 wheel drive and a powerful $205.00 kilowatt 2 leader turbo engine that gives the vehicle a lot of traction and good response you'll notice the smooth ride right away and the actual an interaction between car and driver and father i thought about getting caught. we brought along a professional driver to help us with our test now will see what this car is really made up but these wintery conditions require some special equipment. like he has cars says who are using studded tires which provide proper traction while you steer if we didn't we'd have to drive slower and wouldn't get much reaction from the front axle. but had to be one of. my ts knows all of the. driving under extreme conditions he says 7 times german
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rally champion he says the 4 wheel drive and control systems make it easy to drive his car on ice. much he says that rally cars often slide around on the track you often can't steer and the car just sort of trips. and when you're driving on ice like this it's really helpful to have that sort of experience so that you know what to do. but anybody can learn to drive on ice it's really not that difficult we could be doing hopping in. the fog of ice. and it can be a lot of fun people who visit the driving experience track can climb behind the wheel themselves instructors are there to help.
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the speaking but tina says that the most important thing to remember as you drive into a curve is to slow down. and he checks out the curve visually and then brakes to an appropriate speed. once he's put more weight on to the front axle he over steers a little until he's through the curve. then he can start accelerating again and. driving in extreme conditions like this can help you improve your skills so you'll feel comfortable behind the wheel in just about any situation but make sure that you do your test drives in areas that are authorized and supervised. we now take a journey into the past and attack the lodge. trendsetter the opal olympia this one
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was built in 1938 the olympia was a best seller and 1935 the year the model was introduced it helped all will become the 1st german manufacturer to produce more than $100000.00 cars a year and that made opel europe's biggest automaker are the awful olympia it's the car of its time in the mid 1930 s. that was opals ad slogan for its new mass production model says vintage car expert christophe ballard it might not look very spectacular but under its nondescript exterior is a technological milestone the olympia was the 1st german mass production model to have a unitized body and uni body construction is still the standard in car making today the biggest fall by the us with an offer. from the early 20th century on opel was a hive of innovation in 1009 its 2 seater doctors car used in the fission modular
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construction system. and in 1924 the 4 horse power opel nicknamed the tree frog was the 1st german car to roll off an assembly line. the olympia made its debut 1935 at the i a international motor show in berlin a plexiglass model showed off its trust like car body framework the body and the chassis comprised a single unit that was simply mounted onto a pre-assembled drive train that included the engine will. be interior was eerie featuring as it did opals patented draft free ventilation the car was equipped with front and rear vent windows there was plenty of space inside as well.
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kristen says the opal olympia really holds the road and can't be beat when it comes to safety here here but then the monocoque body gives the olympia a much lower center of gravity than its predecessor a whole 15 centimeters lower income a nation with the independent wheel suspension at the front and opals patented synchronised suspension and makes for great road handling but they begin with opel drivers add the content themselves with just 24 horsepower it's only starting in $1038.00 could they get a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with $37.00 horsepower that gave the car a top speed of 112 kilometers an hour making it fit for the autobahn. as it is because that was chris tough finding the olympians design a little conservative and some places he says you can already see the influence of general motors which bought opel when 1929 but at the time the integrated
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headlights were considered especially innovative before that they were simply mount it right here at sites parker says with what he finds most impractical is the trunk which can only be loaded from the inside making a virtue out of necessary ople claimed this offer protection from dirt at the inclement weather and theft mark good marketing has always been vital to selling cars. to start off with the olympia was available as a 2 door sedan or a convertible in 1938 when the olympia underwent a facelift opel also added a 4 door sedan to the model range but all versions featured the novel sheet metal unitized body that reduce curb weight by a good 130 kilos compared with the car's predecessor the olympia's aerodynamic front and flatter under body also reduced drag. the
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interior is very purist the corduroy material is robust and the more rigid passenger compartment means greater safety for those on board. if you know that mcchrystal says under the hood is one of the 1st crumple zones in automotive history the front part of this unit ties body forms in a controlled way there is even a predetermined breaking point in this for shape from profile but there was nothing very new about the engine it was a small 4 cylinder engine which is 1.3 liters of displacement and $29.00 horsepower this one here was only available from 1938 it was a high performance model with 1.5 leaders of capacity 37 horsepower and valves here in the cylinder head and made the olympia the best series production car at the 1938 german alpine cup and it served as the basis for all open 4 cylinder models through to the 1960 s. .
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earlier olympia's had a 3 speed transmission but starting in 1937 the model was available with a modern though somewhat notchy 4 speed gearbox. the previous year opel had introduced the convention a less costly model based on the olympia featuring a rigid axle with a leaf springs in a $1.00 leader engine it was opals version of the people's car. that christo says the opel olympia really was the car of its time as the 1st mass production car to have them on a car body had pointed the way towards the future because starting in the 1950 s. anybody construction became the standard in modern auto making so christophe feels the opel olympiad definitely was a milestone and automotive history. be olympia's certainly lived up to the ad slogan the company began using in the 1930 s.
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a reliable production resumed after world war 2 and opel continued to produce this best selling model until 1953. join us again next time for a drive it. never
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