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The Audi A8 can be touted as the most luxurious sedan, a rival of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The automobile has a spacious interior, and its features justify its price that just starts with six figures. The A8 has a significant increase in size compared to the preceding A4 and A6 models. The A8 is all about convenience and luxury, which is why it was so well-received by the audience. 

Some of its features closely resemble the S-class and even the BMW 7-series, which is why it is a great alternative to these luxury cars. If you’re confused about which automobile you should get, we will list 8 of the coolest features of the Audi A8. 

Handwriting Recognition

While this feature is more of a novelty rather than a necessity, it’s still fairly interesting. The handwriting feature was previously a little flawed in that it confuses 5 and S, but that problem seems to have been solved in the 2019 Audi A8. The Audi A8 features two in-dash touchscreens. The lower touchscreen is 8.6 inches, and mainly, it is a climate-control interface. However, it can also be used for writing letters and numbers. It provides an experience similar to writing on an iPad. 

Completely Electric Door Handles

Electric door handles may seem like a publicity stunt at first glance, but they do much more than that. Electric door handles in the Audi A8 provide a tactile experience to users of this luxury car. Both inner and outer door handles are electric, so they would open with the lightest touch. Not only does this incredibly cool feature make door opening easier-no yanking or pulling, it also activates a safety feature in this car that we’ll talk about shortly.   

ll-Wheel Steering

The Audi A8 welcomes the dynamic all-wheel steering that drivers will enjoy thoroughly. While you may not be particularly excited by rear-wheel steering, which has been done and dusted, the Audi A8 makes this feature even better. The Audi A8 allows its rear wheels to pivot around 5 degrees in opposing directions, which is more than what rival cars can do. This means that the A8 is able to manoeuvre tight courses as well, which some users might really enjoy. It allows you to fit into tight parking spots without any hassle.

Exit Warning Indicators 

The Audi A8 strives to maximize safety. To do that, it has blind-spot sensors that can see if an object is coming up behind you. You may not notice this, but the A8 will. It will then prevent you from opening the door and possibly ramming into an approaching car or person, saving you from serious trouble. While exit warning indicators were present in a preceding model too, but the A8 takes it to another level. These indicators are present on all 4 doors, heightening safety.  

dvanced Laser Headlights

The 2019 Audi A8 has ushered a new take on lighting, and users love it! The car is fitted with LED matrix headlights that add a stylistic feature to the model on top of serving real use. The 138 LEDs can be switched on and off individually. This could also double up as a safety feature as the advanced LED lights will illuminate your path as you approach a sharp turn. To put it in perspective, the laser is able to light up to double the distance that you are able to see!

3D Camera View

While cameras, and specifically 360-degree camera views, aren’t anything new, the Audi A8 brings in additional specs that you might really enjoy. To begin with, you can now get a 3D view of your car and be able

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: 8 Cool Features of The Audi A8
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/77009/8-cool-features-of-the-audi-a8
Published Date: Mon, 07 Mar 2022 14:04:53 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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