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First Look: The Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari has selected the 87th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of the new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

This new car not only introduces a plethora of innovative features but is also particularly significant as the V12 series marked the official start of the glorious Prancing Horse story in 1947, 70 years ago this year.

The 812 Superfast thus ushers in a new era in Ferrari 12-cylinder history, in doing so building on the invaluable legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12tdf. It is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.

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2015 Geneva Motor Show: Hyundai presenta la nuova Tucson…

Per l'erede della ix35, Hyundai è tornata al nome Tucson: la nuova versione è stata svelata oggi, in attesa dell'imminente Salone di Ginevra.

L'auto è tutta nuova, con fari frontali a LED collegati alla griglia(viva la fantasia), posteriore alto e snello e interni rinnovati, con materiali di grande qualità, sedili riscaldabili, portellone con apertura automatica(con bagagliaio ridotto da 591 a 513 litri) e sistema di infotainment tre volte più veloce rispetto a prima.

I motori disponibili saranno due benzina, un 1.6 GDI da 135 cavalli e un 1.6 TGDI Turbo con 176 cavalli, e tre diesel, un 1.7 da 115 cavalli o un 2.0 con 136 o 184 cavalli, combinati con un sei marce manuale(l'automatico a sei rapporti sarà disponibile per le 2.0 diesel, mentre per il turbo-benzina ci sarà il DCT a sette marce, tutti optional).

Sarà costruita in Repubblica Ceca e le vendite avranno inizio nella seconda metà del 2015.

Simple Proof of How Cole Has NEVER Signed a “PR” Contract and Has Neither a Firm/Nor an Individual Doing So for Him

First off, I’ve discussed this before—-PR generally is done, retroactively as a sort of damage control/repair of one’s public image or to blunt the effects of something or something potentially negative…..Publicity is what’s done to increase visibility, buzz, media IQ, etc.

All those interviews, photo shoots, attending industry events and infotainement pieces the cast, writers and show runners do is publicity….it is pro-active, versus it reactive. Given how popular Bughead alone is, it’s clearly working.

PR (which is what YaoiHag has convinced herself SH is to hide the potentially devastating effects of and reputation destroying Cornholio is, again, about repairing a damaged name or issue…..

YaoiHag would have us believe this is, again, because Troll, in particular (because he’s the one with the beard, don’t forget), would have a career ending scandal were it to come out that he sometimes like to tap dudes and is in a relationship with a boi. Even though Cole chose to return to acting (and yes, is still a wealthy young man), even though Cole makes it abundantly clear he does and says what he fucking wants, even though Cole’s photography career is now flourishing (and probably provided a sufficient income already before he pursued being cast on Plaiderdale). Even though she, conversely, insists he’s bound by only an annual contract and will leave after this season to never act again. Even though RAS is openly gay and it’s 2017, so how is this career destroying/negative, anyway???

But, yes, I have an even greater point: Cole has already been embroiled in something (that he’s clearly completely innocent of, BTW), that actually rises to the level not just of “career damaging/tarnishing his name”, but actual defamation and could have merited not just a Public Relations intervention, but a defamation lawsuit:

Breetch and all her lies. wildly defamed him to a large extent—he was accused of increasingly abusive behavior, including, in some version actual rape. Yet, except one, minor, snarky twitter post (that more would’ve served to fan the flames, versus quell them), Cole’s never responded.

To something that many, many public figures would, at the bare minimum, have their PR team or attorney at LEAST issue a public statement of denial. And one can HARDLY say it wouldn’t have had potential damage to his career—she’s literally accusing him of actual criminal behavior (to say nothing of wildly egregious)—-and this was happening JUST as he returned to pursuing photography and was auditioning again.

It’s only NOW starting to quiet down—-and we still sometimes see a periodic resurgence of the accusations. Yet Cole doesn’t even bother himself to acknowledge them, because his attitude is “hey, whatever, jackass”.

But YaoiHag would have us believe he’s only too willing to twist himself, miserably, in nine million pretzel knots, pretend to date a lady (when he supposedly haaaaatteeesss her, depending on PT’s mood that day) to the extend to including her in his life on an intimacy level like no other cast mate, EVER, spend all his free time with her, etc, all as a facade that he never previously bothered himself about before even remotely—-so no one will EVER know he currently is engaging in perfectly legal behavior that even his boss does. Because that would be “so damaging to his image”.

Uh huh….

Kepribadian dasar tahu-cabe

Jenis-jenis kepribadian seseorang bisa dinilai dari caranya makan cabe dan tahu…

KONSERVATIF:
Gigit tahu, baru gigit cabe.

PROGRESIF:
Gigit cabe dulu, baru gigit tahu.

SPEKULATIF:
Begitu nemu cabe langsung main gigit dgn harapan didekat situ pasti ada tahu.

IMAJINATIF:
Belum gigit cabe sudah merasa kepedesan.

OPTIMIS:
Yakin tahu akan segera muncul, sambil menunggu mengemil cabe dulu.

PERMISIF:
Tahu dan cabenya dicomot orang, diem saja.

MASOKIS:
Gigit cabe 10 biji kagak pake tahu.

OBSESIF-KOMPULSIF:
Sebelum makan dihitung dulu biar yakin jumlah tahunya sama dengan jumlah cabenya.

MANIPULATIF:
Melakukan pendekatan pada tukang tahu biar dapet gratisan

KORUPTIF
Makan tahu lima cuma bayar satu

DRAMATIS:
Habis makan tahu pake cabe nangis histeris kepedesan, trus meratap ke dispenser air.

EKSIBISIONIS:
Sebelum makan bilang ke orang sebelah, “Lihat nih gue mau makan tahu pake cabe”.

KAPITALIS:
Tahunya dimakan, cabenya ditanem supaya nanti kalau tumbuh bisa dijual, duitnya buat beli tahu.

FANATIK:
Kalo ketemu orang yg makan tahunya beda pakem, yaitu ga pake cabe, langsung mengamuk.

KRITIS:
Nanya, “kenapa sih kita harus makan tahu pake cabe bukan pake rhemason? Kan sama pedesnya?”

MELANKOLIS:
Udah gigit cabe, eh pas mau gigit tahunya kesenggol orang.
Tahunya jatuh lalu diinjek orang…… diapun menangis bercucuran air mata…

SOSIALIS:
Kalo makan tahu semua teman2nya dibeliin.

INDIVIDUALISTIS :
Kalo makan tahu sembunyi2, kalo ada yang nanya bilangnya cuma bawa cabe aja.

POLITIS :
Kalo saya menikmati satu tahu pun, gantung saya di pohon cabe…

APATIS:
Mau makan cabe dengan tahu atau tidak, itu bukan urusan saya.

DRAMATIS:
Makan tahu sambil gelayutan di pohon cabe

PRAGMATIS:
Ada tahu di meja, langsung diembat tanpa berpikir dalam tahu itu ada cabenya atau ngga.

SADIS:
Makan tahu terus cabenya disosotin ke mulut orang lain.

TRAGIS:
Lagi makan tahu kelindas gerobak cabe

OPORTUNIS:
Setiap tukang gorengan meleng, tahunya diembat..

SKEPTIS:
Mau makan aja tahu mikir, apakah selalu harus pakai cabe

ARTIS:
Makan tahu pake cabe aja ngundang wartawan infotainment

SCIENTIST:
Jika luas permukaan tahu 4cm2 dan dimakan dalam 2x gigitan, berapa butir cabe diperlukan?

NARSISTIS:
Sebelum makan tahu dan cabe selfie dulu

FILOSOFIS:
Jika itu tahu, lalu siapa aku?

GALAU:
Gelisah antara lanjut makan tahu atau makan cabenya.

ROMANTIS:
Tahu tak bahagia jika dimakan tanpa cabe, cabe bersedih jika dimakan tanpa tahu

Kapan Jodoh Bisa Dipastikan?

Kata Uztad, setiap manusia diciptakan berpasang-pasangan. Itulah mengapa jodoh dari masing-masing kita sudah dituliskan pada kitab paling misterius yang bernama Lauhul Mahfudz.

Pertanyaannya, kapan kita tahu bahwa jodoh kita telah datang? Atau telah bersama kita? Atau telah bersanding dengan kita?

Kapan kita dapat memutuskan dengan pasti bahwa, “Benar. Dia yang sedang bersamaku ini adalah jodohku?”

Saat kita telah memiliki pacarkah?
Saat kita telah menikahkah?
Saat kita telah memiliki anakkah?
Saat kita telah hidup tua bersamanyakah?
Atau saat salah satu di antara kita telah mati duluankah?
Kapan tepatnya?

Mari kita uraikan setiap tahapnya.

1. Pacaran

Di kalangan masyarakat, kita percaya bahwa dengan mendapatkan seorang pacar, kita masih belum bisa memastikan apakah si dia adalah jodoh atau bukan. Walaupun banyak pasangan yang tetap bersama, mulai dari pacaran hingga menikah serta hidup tua. Tetap saja, tahap ini sama sekali tidak bisa menjadi ukuran untuk menentukan keaslian jodoh kita. Tiap hari ada ribuan pasangan yang putus hubungan. Tiap saat ada ribuan pemuda pemudi galau di sosmed; nulis status kayak mau mati, videoin dirinya nangis mewek kayak monyet sange, nyebar foto aib mantan lalu ditangkap polisi, sampai ada yang menjual online ginjal dan paru-paru dari tubuh mantannya.

2. Menjadi Istri atau Suami

Banyak orang yang beranggapan, bahwa kata jodoh lebih dikonotasikan sebagai pasangan nikah; istri ataupun suami.

Tapi apa betul tahap ini bisa menjadi tolak ukur keabsahan jodoh kita? Tidak juga. Buktinya tiap hari pengadilan agama selalu menangani perceraian suami-istri. Tiap bulan di infotainment, ada saja artis-artis yang rumah tangganya berantakan dan pisah ranjang. Tiap malam di diskotik, selalu saja terlihat ada janda dan duda yang bertemu setelah baru saja habis cerai, lalu asyik berjoget sambil curhat satu sama lain. Saya tidak pernah ke diskotik.

3. Menjadi Ayah atau Ibu

Pernikahan butuh bukti konkret untuk benar-benar memperkuat bertahannya hubungan suami-istri; buah hati contohnya. Setiap saya nonton film, ketika seorang istri dinyatakan positife hamil, bahagianya minta ampun. Kok teman perempuan saya yang juga dinyatakan positife hamil, stressnya minta ampun. Skip.

Kenapa seorang istri bahagia? Karena dengan ia mempersembahkan seorang anak, ia dapat melantik dirinya menjadi seorang ibu, dan melantik suaminya menjadi seorang ayah. Mereka naik level ke tingkat lebih tinggi dalam berumah tangga. Nah, apakah di level ini, buku nikah bisa dipastikan sebagai print-an file lauhul mahfudz kita? Masih belom. Tiap sekolah, kita punya teman yang orang tuanya kembali jomblo, hingga dikatakan; single parent. Artinya, masih banyak orang tua yang pada akhirnya berpisah pula, bahkan setelah memiliki anak sekalipun.

4. Menjadi Kakek atau Nenek

Sungguh, di tahap ini, saya bener-bener ingin mengatakan, “Tolong, wahai pasangan kakek-nenek, janganlah ada satupun di antara kalian yang berpisah. Supaya kita betul-betul mendapatkan barometer yang pas, untuk menentukan kapan jodoh itu bisa dipastikan. Lagian, pensil alis sudah tak bisa lagi diukir dengan lurus karena keriputmu. Punggung kuatmu tak bisa lagi bergendongan dengan pasangan barumu.” Dua kalimat terakhir abaikan.

Saya punya kenalan, seorang adik junior pas sekolah dulu. Dialah orang pertama yang membuatku mendengar kabar bahwa kakeknya menikah lagi dengan nenek cabe-cabean di kampung sebelah sana. Bahkan saya sempat melihat berita di Tribun Kaltim, “Dari tahun 2011 hingga Juli 2015, terjadi 242 kasus perceraian kakek-nenek.” Masya Allah, padahal kakek-nenek adalah ukuran kebahagiaan terbesar setiap cucu yang main ke kampung halaman ayah atau ibunya.

5. Ditinggal Mati Pasangan

Saya adalah tipe orang yang sulit move on. Jadi, saya tidak habis pikir, jika saat jaman sekolah saja saya sangat sulit melupakan mantan kekasih, bagaimana nanti kalau ditinggal mati oleh istri? Saya tau setiap perkataan itu doa. Tapi, tolong Malaikat, ini hanya umpama saja, jangan turut mengaminkan kalimat barusan. Bisa bisa, saya juga bakal mengakhiri hidup, dengan sengaja lompat dari pohon terong.

Kita lihat fakta deh, seorang suami atau istri yang ditinggal mati oleh pasangannya pun, banyak yang menikah lagi. Makanya jika ada undangan pernikahan yang nama mempelainya bertitel DD dan JD. Itu artinya, pasangan nikah tersebut adalah duda dan janda. Juga besar kemungkinan mereka ditinggal mati oleh pasangannya. Kondisi inilah yang banyak digambarkan sinetron-sinetron; dispalitas cinta keluarga oleh ibu baru. Sebab ibu tiri, hanya cinta kepada ayahku saja. Tapi bila ayah pergi ku dinista dan dicaci.. kok malah nyanyi.

Lalu kapan kita bisa memastikan bahwa seorang tersebut benar-benar pasangan yang dimaksudkan Tuhan, jika ketika ia mati pun, kita tetap bisa menemukan satu orang lain untuk bersanding lagi dengan kita?

Kesimpulannya; semua tahap kehidupan di atas memungkinkan kita untuk saling meninggalkan hubungan dan saling bertukar pasangan. Jadi, mana sebenarnya pasangan yang betul-betul bisa kita yakini sebagai garis takdir yang Tuhan beri?

Ada yang lebih bijak untuk dapat menjawab pertanyaan di atas. Tapi menurut saya pribadi, teorinya adalah; jodoh tidak diketahui dari kapan masanya, tapi bagaimana kita mendapatkannya. Kita mendapat pasangan hidup lewat jalan yang sesuai rindho-Nyakah? Atau lewat jalan yang dimurkai-Nyakah?

Tuhan telah memberi kita bocoran tentang bagaimana sosok jodoh kita. Sehingga sedikit banyaknya bisa menjadi acuan, selama kita mencarinya di jalan yang ditetapkan.

“ Wanita-wanita yang tidak baik untuk laki-laki yang tidak baik, dan laki-laki yang tidak baik adalah untuk wanita yang tidak baik pula. Wanita yang baik untuk lelaki yang baik dan lelaki yang baik untuk wanita yang baik.“ (Qs. An Nur:26)

Sederhananya, jodoh adalah cerminan diri. Maka jika kita menginginkan pasangan yang baik, maka proses menemukan jodoh adalah proses menjadikan diri lebih baik. Jika kita menginginkan pasangan terbaik, maka untuk menemukannya jadikan diri kita bagian terbaik dari yang bisa kita lakukan.

Maka dua kunci ini yang akan mengantarkan kita pada jodoh yang sesungguhnya. Pertama, dengan berusaha semaksimal mungkin untuk memantaskan diri mendapatkan pasangan terbaik kita. Kedua, dengan selalu ikhtiar penuh di jalan yang direstuiNya. Maka selebihnya, kita hanya perlu tawakkal atas segala keputusanNya. Insya Allah, jalan kebaikan akan menunjukkan kita pada tujuan akhir yang baik pula.

Sekian. Salam hangatku, untuk seseorang yang selalu kauharapkan menjadi jodohmu.😅

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First Look: The New Vauxhall Insiginia Sports Tourer

Vauxhall’s all new Insignia Sports Tourer is on sale now priced from £18,685 on-the-road. It is based on a completely new architecture, and its revised proportions result in more luggage capacity that has increased to 1,665 litres, 135 litres, more than the outgoing model. The length of the boot has grown by 97mm to 2005mm versus the previous model and 40/20/40 foldable seats are standard across the range, making it even more practical. For those pulling a caravan or a trailer, towing capacity for the Sports Tourer is up to 2200kg.

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Bentley Bentayga (2016) - Luxury-packed powerfull SUV - Luxury-sport SUV news / HD wallpaper

The Bentley Bentayga combines unparalleled luxury with effortless performance and everyday usability.

With an all-new W12 powertrain, the Bentayga is the fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world. It offers a true Bentley driving experience and showcases innovative technology features.

Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Crewe, the Bentayga’s styling is pure Bentley. Sculptural with an elegant, timeless execution, it perfectly balances athleticism with confidence. From the four round LED headlamps and large matrix grille, to the distinctive power line and muscular haunches, the Bentley DNA is apparent throughout.

The Bentley Bentayga boasts the world’s finest automotive cabin, with unrivalled levels of precision. The detailing in metal, wood and leather - including meticulous tolerances between elements of trim - is the epitome of modern British luxury. This level of perfection is only achievable thanks to the exceptional craft and skill of Bentley’s colleagues in Crewe.

An all-new twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine is at the heart of the new Bentayga. The mighty 12-cylinder unit combines efficiency and refinement with ultra-luxurious levels of power and torque. With 608 PS (600 bhp / 447kW) and 900 Nm (663 lb. ft) delivering a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h), the Bentayga is the world’s most powerful and fastest SUV.

Wolfgang Dürheimer, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, comments: “The Bentayga is truly the Bentley of SUVs. It redefines luxury in the SUV sector and offers a genuine Bentley experience in any environment, thanks to a combination of unparalleled attention to detail, go-anywhere ability and cutting-edge technology. With this extraordinary car we are looking forward to an exciting period of strong growth and sales success for Bentley. The Bentayga is the next step in our brand’s bold future.”

The Bentley Bentayga will make its full public debut at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt Show. Customer deliveries commence in early 2016.

Innovative Features and Advanced Technologies

A suite of state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and infotainment features designed to enhance safety, comfort and convenience make the Bentayga an innovative, advanced and connected luxury SUV.

It offers the widest range of on- and off-road drive settings of any vehicle via Bentley’s Drive Dynamics Mode and optional Responsive Off-Road Setting. Up to eight modes are available, allowing drivers, at the simple turn of a dial, to select the perfect dynamic set-up for any surface or road condition. This versatility is complemented by Bentley Dynamic Ride (electrically activated 48V active roll control) and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS).

Responsive Off-Road Setting allows the customer to select the appropriate vehicle settings for a wide range of off-road surfaces, while the Driver Information Panel displays information on pitch, roll, wheel articulation, steering angle, compass bearing and altitude.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) including Stop & Go, Predictive ACC and Traffic Assist enables the driver to maintain a set distance to the vehicle in front. Predictive ACC uses the navigation data, sensors and cameras to predict upcoming corners, city boundaries and speed-limit changes and can then modify the vehicle speed accordingly, improving both comfort and fuel economy.

In urban environments, there are a number of driver aids available on the Bentayga. These systems - such as Traffic Sign Recognition, which detects a wide variety of traffic signs and displays information to the driver; Rear Crossing Traffic Warning, which uses radar technology to detect crossing traffic when reversing out of a parking space; and Top View, a system which uses four cameras to display an overall picture of the vehicle’s surroundings - combine to enhance everyday usability.

The Bentayga is also available with Park Assist - a system that detects suitable parking spaces (both parallel and perpendicular) before autonomous steering takes over to support parking manoeuvres, even in narrow and tricky spaces.

Other innovative systems available on the Bentayga include Electronic Night Vision, which uses infra-red technology to identify potential obstacles ahead, and a Head-Up Display, which reduces driver distraction and increases safety.

The Bentayga’s all-new, cutting-edge 8" touch screen infotainment system boasts class-leading navigation technology, a 60GB hard drive, and a choice of up to 30 languages.

Rear seat passengers benefit from the introduction of the Bentley Entertainment Tablet - a removable 10.2" Android device with 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth for effortless, high-speed on-board connectivity.

Customers can choose between three different sound systems for the Bentayga: Bentley Standard Audio, Bentley Signature Audio and Naim for Bentley Premium Audio. The latter is the most powerful system in the segment, with 1,950 watts, a network of 18 speakers and super-tweeters for unrivalled recreation of the highest audio frequencies.

Sculptural Form, Sharp Lines and Elegant Execution

The Bentley Bentayga’s wheel arches, fenders and bonnet deliver a balance between sportiness and SUV presence. The ultra-sharp Bentley power line and muscular rear haunch display a taut tension in side profile, as part of the largest single-piece aluminium pressing in the automotive world. Trademark Bentley features such as the large matrix grille and B-shaped wing vents afford the Bentayga a modern, dynamic elegance.

The grille is flanked by four distinctive floating all-LED headlamps. The lights sit flush within the seamless superformed aluminium front fenders. Innovative design features, like the discreet headlamp washers contained within the outer lamp’s body-coloured centre, demonstrate remarkable attention to detail.

To emphasise the go-anywhere nature of the Bentayga, the Bentley design team have integrated a stylish skid plate into the lower section of the front bumper, just below the floating wing motif.

At the rear, within the segmented tail lights, a new ‘B’-shaped illumination graphic is incorporated that affords the Bentayga an instantly recognisable and striking night-time signature.

A combination of advanced design, innovative engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies - including the use of lightweight aluminium - has enabled a total weight saving of 236kg compared to a traditional body construction.

As standard, the Bentayga comes with a panoramic glass roof. Making up almost 60 per cent of the total roof surface, the 1.35m2 glass feature is split into two panes. The front panel tilts and slides, and the whole glass surface can be obscured via an electric, full-length roller blind.

Either side of the glass roof are aluminium roof rails that combine two different finishes - a high-gloss black base and bright anodised top section.

A new range of bespoke Bentayga alloy wheels are available, ranging in size from 20" to 22".

The World’s Finest Cabin, Handcrafted at the Home of Bentley

Step inside the new Bentayga and you find the finest automotive interior in the world, with handcrafted wood and leather throughout - engineered with precision to deliver absolute perfection.

The attention to detail in metal, wood and leather is the epitome of modern British luxury, and is only achievable thanks to the exceptional skill of the workforce in Crewe.

The Bentley Bentayga’s cockpit sets new standards for both luxury and precision, with meticulous tolerances between the exquisite veneered woods and metal elements. The dashboard takes the iconic Bentley 'wing’ design as its inspiration, with the beautifully finished surfaces flowing gracefully from door to door over the top of the instrument binnacles, down under the centre console and back up around the passenger side fascia and foot well.

The hand-selected veneers form pure and elegant surfaces throughout the cabin, and each of the 15 pieces are shaped by Bentley’s artisans from a choice of seven different veneers, and finished with trademark Bentley attention to detail.

Highly polished, handcrafted metal elements adorn the dashboard, centre console and doors. Trademark Bentley knurling on the drive mode selector, gear knob, iconic bulls-eye vents and organ pulls adds sophistication and tactile refinement.

Sumptuous front seats, individually handcrafted in Crewe and featuring 22-way adjustment including adjustable cushion and backrest bolsters, provide superb support and comfort for all conditions. This cosseted feeling is further enhanced with a six-programme massage system, seat heating and ventilation.

Whether selected in four- or five-seat configuration, all of the leather seats in the Bentayga are available with contrast stitching and a quilted diamond design applied to the 'shoulders’ and bolsters, echoing the design of a finely tailored British hunting jacket.

Bentley specialists individually select only the finest bull hides, all of which are sourced from cool European climates, naturally tanned and never over-printed.. Customers have the choice of 15 colours, in three duo-tone and one single mono-tone colour split.

The four-seat configuration makes the ultimate statement in design, comfort and luxury. The two individual rear seats adjust in 18 different ways and include massage and ventilation functions as well as footrests. The veneered rear console hides additional functionality such as cup holders, generous storage areas and USB charging sockets.

The opulent feeling is completed by the fixed back, dividing the interior cabin from the boot. Also trimmed in the signature diamond quilting and including a ski-hatch, it creates an enclosed rear cabin space that sets new standards in the SUV sector.

A full-length panoramic sunroof with acoustic interlays allows ample natural sunlight to highlight the surfaces and detailing.

Activate the hands-free tailgate and not only is a large, practical storage space revealed, but also another of the Bentayga’s unique features - the optional folding event seat. Ideal for those wishing to stop for a moment and enjoy a spectacular outdoor environment or pursuit, the innovative leather-trimmed folding seat matches exactly the style of the cabin seats and integrates seamlessly into the rear of the car with characteristic attention to detail.

All-New W12 - Efficiency with Unrivalled Power and Torque

At the heart of the Bentley Bentayga is the all-new Crewe-built W12 TSI engine. This 6.0-litre twin-turbo unit combines efficiency and refinement with the luxury of unrivalled power and torque.

It is the most technologically advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world and develops 600 bhp (608 PS / 447 kW) @ 6,000 rpm and 900 Nm (663 lb ft) from 1,250 rpm to 4,500 rpm. These mighty outputs result in equally impressive performance figures. The Bentayga is capable of dispatching the sprint to 60 mph in just 4.0 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) on its way to a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).

The new W12 uses both direct and indirect fuel injection. Switching seamlessly between the two technologies, the combination of these systems maximises refinement, delivers low particulate emissions and maximises power and torque delivery.

An impressive efficiency figure of 292 g/km CO2 is made possible in part thanks to Bentley’s Variable Displacement system, which shuts down half of the engine under defined conditions. Intake and exhaust valves, fuel injection and ignition are all shut down on defined cylinders, with the engine running as a six-cylinder for improved efficiency.

The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The transmission and four-wheel-drive system has been strengthened to handle the demands and high torque levels of off-road driving.

In Bentley’s advanced application of Start-Stop technology for the Bentayga, coasting is also available, as the engine rests not only when the vehicle is stationary but also at 'near to stop’ speeds.

In 5th to 8th gear, when the driver releases the throttle (at motorway cruising speed, for example) the car will open the torque converter, dropping the engine to idle and simply allowing the car to roll or 'sail’. When the throttle is reapplied, or the car starts going downhill and detects an increase in speed, the transmission is re-engaged.

The new W12 sees a 11.9% efficiency improvement compared to the existing powertrain. The Bentayga will also be available as diesel and hybrid variants in the future.

Genuine Luxury with Go-Anywhere Ability

Never before has a vehicle so coherently combined genuine luxury with go-anywhere driving ability.

The development programme for the Bentayga has been the most exhaustive in the Bentley brand’s history, ranging across five continents. From the dirt and gravel of South Africa and the dunes of Dubai, to the muddy fields of Cheshire, and from -30°C in the frozen North Cape to searing 50°C desert heat, the Bentayga’s ability to perform on any surface and even in the most extreme conditions has been proven.

The Bentayga has also driven more than 400 laps of the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, as part of developing the dynamic performance of the chassis and fine-tuning the relevant control and stability systems. The unique features of the Nordschleife, including the high level of topographical change, variety of surface grip levels and wide range of cornering speeds, made it the perfect place to develop the fastest, most powerful SUV in the world.

The Bentayga introduces Bentley Dynamic Ride - the world’s first electric active roll control technology that utilises an unrivalled 48V system. Inherent in larger vehicles with a higher centre of gravity, this system instantly counteracts lateral rolling forces when cornering and ensures maximum tyre contact to deliver class-leading cabin stability, ride comfort and exceptional handling.

While conventional anti-roll bars present a compromise between body control and ride comfort, Bentley’s adaptive and reactive system provides variable torsional resistance, allowing the Bentayga to be both dynamically capable and comfortable for all occupants at all times. The pioneering use of a 48V system results in silent, instantaneous responses and sufficient power on hand to deal with all road surfaces.

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) is also featured on the Bentayga. The new system improves feedback to the driver, while providing isolation from steering kick-back both on- and off-road. EPAS also features a variable rack ratio, permitting light and fast steering while manoeuvring at low speeds, as well as a more subdued response for excellent stability at high speeds.

The Bentayga offers class-leading ride comfort, steering feel and handling thanks to the partnership of a highly sophisticated chassis and Electronic Stability Control (ESC). In addition to advanced, multi-mode Traction Control (TCS), the Bentayga also features Hill Descent Control (HDC).

HDC automatically regulates the vehicle’s speed on steep declines, allowing the driver to concentrate fully on steering and obstacles ahead. It can be pre-set at speeds between two and 30 km/h (going in either direction) and works on gradients greater than five per cent.

As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga comes with multi-mode air suspension. The Bentayga driver has four different modes to choose from: High 2, High 1, Normal and Low. High 2, for example, can be manually selected when tackling more severe off-road surfaces. Customers can also lower the rear suspension via a switch in the boot, to ease loading and trailer hitching.

Bentley Personalisation Options and Mulliner Bespoke

The Bentley Bentayga redefines personalisation and bespoke luxury. Paint, leather, veneer and lifestyle options are unlimited and tailored to the individual.

The standard palette alone comprises 17 exterior paint colours, with up to 90 hues available in the extended range. There are also 15 luxurious carpet options, seven different handcrafted veneers and 15 choices of interior trim hide, which means that customers are able to specify their own choice of luxury finish. In addition, customers can choose between a new range of bespoke Bentayga alloy wheels, ranging in size from 20" to 22".

Six lifestyle-orientated specification packages will be available from launch, including two styling packs. In addition to these options, the Bentayga is available with the widest range of lifestyle accessories ever offered by the Bentley brand. For example, customers with an interest in watersports may wish to specify the Load-Assist Tray and Wet Gear Stowage options.

As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga can also be handed over to the highly skilled and dedicated craftspeople at Mulliner, who will respond to bespoke customer requirements.

At launch, the Bentley Bentayga is available with an exquisite integrated Mulliner Hamper Set, complete with refrigerator, bespoke fine Linley china cutlery, crockery and crystal glass, and storage area for dry goods. For comfort in the great outdoors, sections of the hamper can be removed and used as seats.

A bespoke mechanical Mulliner Tourbillon by Breitling clock can also be specified. The most complex of watch mechanisms, the Mulliner Tourbillon is automatically wound periodically by a dedicated high-precision winding mechanism within the car. This masterpiece is machined in solid gold (customers can select from either rose or white gold), with a choice of either a mother-of-pearl or black ebony face and decorated with eight diamond indexes.

Apple is catastrophically late to the self-driving car game

(No. Just no.Motor Trend)
After thinking that the Apple Car — “Project Titan” — was pretty much dead, we saw it crawl from the grave via a filing in California to test a self-driving technology on public roads.

With this move, Apple joins a host of other automakers and tech companies that are already permitted to test their autonomous experiments on the Golden State’s highways and byways.

And thanks to some intrepid reporting by Business Insider’s Kif Leswing, we now have some idea of what Apple is actually up to. 

The tech giant is clearly developing some type of self-driving car technology. That much is obvious from the test vehicle setup, which consists of a Lexus SUV with self-driving controls in the backseatUp front, it’s a regular old steering wheel, so that if anything goes wrong, a human driver can take over. I’m pretty sure that the “fly by wire” system is something that Apple has engineered in a bolt-on capacity.

(The interior of Apple’s “Automated System,” according to a training document obtained by Business Insider.California DMV)
There are some serious problems with this approach. For starters, bolt-on technology doesn’t work, you have to develop a self-driving technology that’s designed to be integrated into a vehicle as it’s assembled — but that’s beside the point.

The real takeaway here is that Apple’s self-driving program, although evidently not dead, might as well be. 

This is because Apple has fallen catastrophically far behind the competition. 

Just for the record, Google started outfitting Lexus SUVs back in 2009 with the first of its own self-driving technologies. Eight years later, Google has become Alphabet and the Google Car has become Waymo — and Waymo has racked up an enormous number of self-driven miles, with precisely zero monetization in sight.

Waymo’s concept of a self-driving car is very out-there, very futuristic. Meanwhile, Tesla has been taking a here-and-now approach with its Autopilot semi-self-driving tech: incremental improvement through software and hardware updates. It, too, has been racking up the real-world miles.

A lot of other automakers have been reeling in experimental miles including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. In fact, almost every major car company has some kind of autonomous plan under construction.

And let’s not forget about Uber, which stunned the auto establishment last year when it debuted its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.

So let’s run through what the self-driving world is up to:

Here’s a run-down of Waymo’s efforts

(Waymo; Business Insider/ Skye Gould)

A look back at the Google Car, the adorable podmobile:

(AP)

And some of the original Google self-driving Lexus SUVs:

(AP/Eric Risberg)

A visualization of Tesla Autopilot: (Tesla)

Me going hands-free with Autopilot, which I don’t recommend:

(Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider)

One of Audi’s self-driving vehicles:

(Audi)

A self-driving Uber:

(Uber)

And finally a self-driving Ford:

(Ford fully autonomous Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, MI. Ford has been researching autonomous vehicles for more than a decade and currently tests fully autonomous vehicles in Michigan, Arizona and California, and will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet this year to have the largest of any automaker.Ford)

Finally, Apple’s latest:

(Apple)

The self-driving systems powering these cars use similar hardware, but are ultimately different. 

Some companies are using complex and expensive laser-radar or Lidar systems, some have combined radars and sensors, and some are using cameras. It’s not entirely clear yet what Apple’s setup consists of, but according to BI’s reporting, the training protocol demands some simple maneuvers and scenarios. 

Maybe Apple’s systems and/or vehicles are capable of more. Maybe. But the permit applications suggest that Apple has made rudimentary at best progress on autonomy. 

I have a theory about this, which is that Apple was at one time, under Project Titan, working on a fully-fledged car with a radically innovative driver/infotainment interface, an electric powertrain, and some self-driving capability.

Given that I’ve been saying the Apple Car is vaporware since the get-go, I still think that Project Titan writ large has been abandoned. But Apple has probably decided to keep the self-driving component going and is likely focusing most of its efforts on developing the software for autonomous vehicles. Hence the crude-looking setup in the test vehicle.

The problem is it has to play catch-up. Apple has a gigantic heap of cash to spend on doing just that. But sometimes, money isn’t enough when you’re running a decade behind.

NOW WATCH: A Tesla bull makes his case: ‘We think it’s real …. it’s a good car. That’s not a fluke’



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First Look: The New Audi A5 Sportback

Seven years after the birth of the A5 Sportback, the new version now makes its appearance. The five-door coupé blends elegant, emotional design with high functionality and abundant interior comfort. The family-friendly car is perfectly connected and offers the latest infotainment features. Plus, the second generation comes with a completely reengineered suspension, high-performance drives and innovative driver assistance systems. 

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Porsche introduced its Panamera Executive at the LA Auto Show. What gets us revving is the MIB-based head unit. The quick NVIDIA Tegra-powered navigation and infotainment services include functions and apps that enable drivers to make better use of their time during the journey. For backseat passengers, NVIDIA-powered 10.1-inch displays integrated in the backrests transform the rear into a fully digitized workplace.

Apple is catastrophically late to the self-driving car game

(No. Just no.Motor Trend)
After thinking that the Apple Car — “Project Titan” — was pretty much dead, we saw it crawl from the grave via a filing in California to test a self-driving technology on public roads.

With this move, Apple joins a host of other automakers and tech companies that are already permitted to test their autonomous experiments on the Golden State’s highways and byways.

And thanks to some intrepid reporting by Business Insider’s Kif Leswing, we now have some idea of what Apple is actually up to. 

The tech giant is clearly developing some type of self-driving car technology. That much is obvious from the test vehicle setup, which consists of a Lexus SUV with self-driving controls in the backseatUp front, it’s a regular old steering wheel, so that if anything goes wrong, a human driver can take over. I’m pretty sure that the “fly by wire” system is something that Apple has engineered in a bolt-on capacity.

(The interior of Apple’s “Automated System,” according to a training document obtained by Business Insider.California DMV)
There are some serious problems with this approach. For starters, bolt-on technology doesn’t work, you have to develop a self-driving technology that’s designed to be integrated into a vehicle as it’s assembled — but that’s beside the point.

The real takeaway here is that Apple’s self-driving program, although evidently not dead, might as well be. 

This is because Apple has fallen catastrophically far behind the competition. 

Just for the record, Google started outfitting Lexus SUVs back in 2009 with the first of its own self-driving technologies. Eight years later, Google has become Alphabet and the Google Car has become Waymo — and Waymo has racked up an enormous number of self-driven miles, with precisely zero monetization in sight.

Waymo’s concept of a self-driving car is very out-there, very futuristic. Meanwhile, Tesla has been taking a here-and-now approach with its Autopilot semi-self-driving tech: incremental improvement through software and hardware updates. It, too, has been racking up the real-world miles.

A lot of other automakers have been reeling in experimental miles including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. In fact, almost every major car company has some kind of autonomous plan under construction.

And let’s not forget about Uber, which stunned the auto establishment last year when it debuted its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.

So let’s run through what the self-driving world is up to:

Here’s a run-down of Waymo’s efforts

(Waymo; Business Insider/ Skye Gould)

A look back at the Google Car, the adorable podmobile:

(AP)

And some of the original Google self-driving Lexus SUVs:

(AP/Eric Risberg)

A visualization of Tesla Autopilot: (Tesla)

Me going hands-free with Autopilot, which I don’t recommend:

(Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider)

One of Audi’s self-driving vehicles:

(Audi)

A self-driving Uber:

(Uber)

And finally a self-driving Ford:

(Ford fully autonomous Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, MI. Ford has been researching autonomous vehicles for more than a decade and currently tests fully autonomous vehicles in Michigan, Arizona and California, and will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet this year to have the largest of any automaker.Ford)

Finally, Apple’s latest:

(Apple)

The self-driving systems powering these cars use similar hardware, but are ultimately different. 

Some companies are using complex and expensive laser-radar or Lidar systems, some have combined radars and sensors, and some are using cameras. It’s not entirely clear yet what Apple’s setup consists of, but according to BI’s reporting, the training protocol demands some simple maneuvers and scenarios. 

Maybe Apple’s systems and/or vehicles are capable of more. Maybe. But the permit applications suggest that Apple has made rudimentary at best progress on autonomy. 

I have a theory about this, which is that Apple was at one time, under Project Titan, working on a fully-fledged car with a radically innovative driver/infotainment interface, an electric powertrain, and some self-driving capability.

Given that I’ve been saying the Apple Car is vaporware since the get-go, I still think that Project Titan writ large has been abandoned. But Apple has probably decided to keep the self-driving component going and is likely focusing most of its efforts on developing the software for autonomous vehicles. Hence the crude-looking setup in the test vehicle.

The problem is it has to play catch-up. Apple has a gigantic heap of cash to spend on doing just that. But sometimes, money isn’t enough when you’re running a decade behind.

NOW WATCH: A Tesla bull makes his case: ‘We think it’s real …. it’s a good car. That’s not a fluke’



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Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept Debuts

Today in the country that popularized the Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), the Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show. The vehicle’s most striking innovation is its efficient plug-in hybrid system that uses two electric motors and a gasoline engine, which can supply all four wheels with power, either automatically or at the push of a button. This concept proves how much potential plug-in hybrid systems have. The all-wheel-drive system’s technology ensures that this SUV can offer supreme off-road performance, even in all-electric mode.

The five-seat concept is based on the completely redeveloped second-generation Tiguan. The GTE Active Concept reflects the great technical versatility of the new SUV, which will arrive to the U.S. market in 2017 with a longer wheelbase and available seven-seat functionality. For Volkswagen, the new Tiguan marks the kickoff of an SUV product offensive that will significantly expand the range of vehicles offered, especially in North America.

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Pertanyaan menarik : Sering orang berkata, laki-laki dilihat masa depannya, wanita dilihat masa lalunya, bagaimana menurut mas Gun?

Ini saya jawab :

Saya akan menjawab dengan pendapat pribadi, jadi ini subjektif ya :)

Menurut saya, kalimat tersebut sangat picik dan cenderung menyudutkan perempuan. Saya laki-laki dan ketika membicarakan perempuan saya selalu berkaca bagaimana bila itu adalah ibu saya, saudara perempuan saya, atau istri dan anak-anak perempuan saya nantinya.

Masa lalu itu dimiliki setiap orang, baik laki-laki dan perempuan. Tidak ada yang salah dengan masa lalu. Sayangnya, manusia di jaman kita ini senang sekali membicarakan masa lalu sampai dibuat di program televisi sebagai infotainment (hiburan informasi). Saat informasi mengenai aib justru dijadikan bahan hiburan. Ya keadaan memang seperti itu kan sekarang.

Kalimat pernyataan bahwa “Laki-laki dilihat dari masa depan dan perempuan dari masa lalu” seperti propaganda untuk menguntungkan laki-laki saja. Saya lebih suka melihat seseorang di masa sekarang dan visinya di masa depan lalu dilihat bagaimana dulu dia di masa lalu. Masa depan-sekarang-masa lalu adalah satu kesatuan. Berada dalam satu jiwa dalam satu individu dan jasad. Masing-masing memilikinya dan tidak bisa dipisahkan satu sama lain. Kecuali orang itu amnesia, tapi tetap saja orang lain akan menyimpan memori tentang masa lalunya itu.

Perempuan, dengan segala penghormatan saya. Sebab ibu saya adalah seorang perempuan. Masa depan yang ada padanya jauh lebih penting daripada apa yang terjadi di masa lalunya. Seburuk apapun masa lalu itu.

Bahkan Allah saja selalu memberikan kesempatan kepada manusia untuk mengubah dirinya menjadi baik. Memaafkan masa lalu yang mungkin penuh kesalahan.

Bila kita berada dalam posisi itu, dilihat dari masa lalunya. Apa kita mau? Coba tanya ke diri sendiri :)

Kita semua diajarkan untuk berprasangka baik, kan? :)

Apple is catastrophically late to the self-driving car game

(No. Just no.Motor Trend)
After thinking that the Apple Car — “Project Titan” — was pretty much dead, we saw it crawl from the grave via a filing in California to test a self-driving technology on public roads.

With this move, Apple joins a host of other automakers and tech companies that are already permitted to test their autonomous experiments on the Golden State’s highways and byways.

And thanks to some intrepid reporting by Business Insider’s Kif Leswing, we now have some idea of what Apple is actually up to. 

The tech giant is clearly developing some type of self-driving car technology. That much is obvious from the test vehicle setup, which consists of a Lexus SUV with self-driving controls in the backseatUp front, it’s a regular old steering wheel, so that if anything goes wrong, a human driver can take over. I’m pretty sure that the “fly by wire” system is something that Apple has engineered in a bolt-on capacity.

(The interior of Apple’s “Automated System,” according to a training document obtained by Business Insider.California DMV)
There are some serious problems with this approach. For starters, bolt-on technology doesn’t work, you have to develop a self-driving technology that’s designed to be integrated into a vehicle as it’s assembled — but that’s beside the point.

The real takeaway here is that Apple’s self-driving program, although evidently not dead, might as well be. 

This is because Apple has fallen catastrophically far behind the competition. 

Just for the record, Google started outfitting Lexus SUVs back in 2009 with the first of its own self-driving technologies. Eight years later, Google has become Alphabet and the Google Car has become Waymo — and Waymo has racked up an enormous number of self-driven miles, with precisely zero monetization in sight.

Waymo’s concept of a self-driving car is very out-there, very futuristic. Meanwhile, Tesla has been taking a here-and-now approach with its Autopilot semi-self-driving tech: incremental improvement through software and hardware updates. It, too, has been racking up the real-world miles.

A lot of other automakers have been reeling in experimental miles including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. In fact, almost every major car company has some kind of autonomous plan under construction.

And let’s not forget about Uber, which stunned the auto establishment last year when it debuted its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.

So let’s run through what the self-driving world is up to:

Here’s a run-down of Waymo’s efforts

(Waymo; Business Insider/ Skye Gould)

A look back at the Google Car, the adorable podmobile:

(AP)

And some of the original Google self-driving Lexus SUVs:

(AP/Eric Risberg)

A visualization of Tesla Autopilot: (Tesla)

Me going hands-free with Autopilot, which I don’t recommend:

(Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider)

One of Audi’s self-driving vehicles:

(Audi)

A self-driving Uber:

(Uber)

And finally a self-driving Ford:

(Ford fully autonomous Fusion Hybrid research vehicle on streets of Dearborn, MI. Ford has been researching autonomous vehicles for more than a decade and currently tests fully autonomous vehicles in Michigan, Arizona and California, and will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet this year to have the largest of any automaker.Ford)

Finally, Apple’s latest:

(Apple)

The self-driving systems powering these cars use similar hardware, but are ultimately different. 

Some companies are using complex and expensive laser-radar or Lidar systems, some have combined radars and sensors, and some are using cameras. It’s not entirely clear yet what Apple’s setup consists of, but according to BI’s reporting, the training protocol demands some simple maneuvers and scenarios. 

Maybe Apple’s systems and/or vehicles are capable of more. Maybe. But the permit applications suggest that Apple has made rudimentary at best progress on autonomy. 

I have a theory about this, which is that Apple was at one time, under Project Titan, working on a fully-fledged car with a radically innovative driver/infotainment interface, an electric powertrain, and some self-driving capability.

Given that I’ve been saying the Apple Car is vaporware since the get-go, I still think that Project Titan writ large has been abandoned. But Apple has probably decided to keep the self-driving component going and is likely focusing most of its efforts on developing the software for autonomous vehicles. Hence the crude-looking setup in the test vehicle.

The problem is it has to play catch-up. Apple has a gigantic heap of cash to spend on doing just that. But sometimes, money isn’t enough when you’re running a decade behind.

NOW WATCH: A Tesla bull makes his case: ‘We think it’s real …. it’s a good car. That’s not a fluke’



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The New Audi TT RS Coupe and Audi TT RS Roadster

With the new aluminum five-cylinder engine, the TT RS Coupé and TT RS Roadster deliver outstanding performance. A 400 hp power output propels it from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of up to 280 km/h (174.0 mph). Available for the first time in a series-production Audi: Matrix OLED rear lights. Like the Audi virtual cockpit and the comprehensive infotainment range, they once again stand for “Vorsprung durch Technik.”