Among Lithuanian drivers, the belief that a sports car must be powerful must be able to reach 100 km / h as soon as possible. speed. However, the newspaper of "Lithuanian National Car 2019" did not mention one of the most powerful and fastest cars on the list of candidates for the most sporty model ever.
The Lithuanian journalist Autoclub, which organizes the "Lithuanian car of the year", is the best-selling model of this year's market of 33 candidates. Everyone will also fight for another 9 special nominations. One of them is the most prominent title of the Auto Bild Lietuva magazine.
The most competitive are not the fastest
None of the 7 cars that are likely to reach 100 km / h are favorites for this title. speed. This was one of the first tests the voter had to overcome. The works of the Volkswagen AG group dominate the same 3-liter V6 diesel engine that reaches 286 hp: Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi Q8 and Volkswagen Touareg and electric Jaguar i-Pace. .
All those 100 km / h speeds were achieved for 6 seconds and faster, 3 of these cars – more spacious, large SUVs. None of them were on Panevezys' shoes in the car market, where journalists and experts sought the most sporty car that this year appeared on the market in Lithuania and compared different types of car models.
"The most sporty does not mean that it has to be the most powerful or fastest starting point." The powerful engine is good, but there is still something like a power and weight ratio that makes the car better or worse, we've already seen acceleration, where the best models came up. they are driving very fast, but the most sporty must match much more criterion than the power: how accurate and well-controlled vehicle is. How good can it do sports jobs, for example, to run the slalom and talk to the driver, "said the main criterion Vitoldas Milius, editor of the magazine "Auto Bild Lietuva".
Surprised by those who did not expect anything
A member of the Commission "The Year of the Year of the Automobile 2019" also noted that this year is a competition for less sport-oriented cars and more for comfort. Last year, two Korean models intensively competed for this title: the Hyundai i30N specially designed for recreational tracks and the powerful Kia Stinger all-wheel drive that combines sport driving.
According to him, this year, only one car at the helm of the body has the inscription "Sport", which still does not mean anything. However, management features were surprising to other cars that drivers buy for day-to-day driving.
"This year we focused on the management features We traveled with a wide range of cars together with our colleagues at the Panevėžys Road Training Center on the Road, after which I made a survey. , The Honda Civic, the Suzuki Swift Sport, the BMW X2 Crossover and the Peugeot 508 also received a great commendation of driving, these cars being different from the driver's pleasurable features, far from the most powerful but perfectly successful. a candidate who will attend this year's "press" would be one of those cars, and I would not like to run, for example, a large and heavy SUV with four wheels, which are tailored for the second run, "explained Milius.
The results of such choices usually affect fuel or tires – good people can give a false impression of the car while the poor can damage a very sporty model. However, this is not the case in the "2019 Lithuanian Car of the Year" elections – all models have Winter Continental tires, and the containers are full only at the gas stations of Neste.
The competitor for the most sporty model will be presented at the final of the "2017 Litva Motor Show" on November 29, and 3 selected candidates will be announced on November 21st.