It is a kind of 2009 Diariomotor Awards but organizing the cars using other criteria than the type to which it belongs. So, Playboy will show in its double issue of January and February a special report on the “hottest” cars of 2010 and of course you must be hot for the sense of innovation and style, not the other way around.
Here is the list of the ten hottest cars according to several criteria:
The Playboy 2010-year-oldcar: the hottest of all is the Porsche Panamera, undoubtedly one of the revelations of last year to suppose another small step of broadening of view in Porsche. At Panamera we selected it among the best saloons of 2009 and you placed it in the second position of ranking.
The best cabriolet: throughout 2009 several convertibles have been presented and some with a lot of tradition for having the “supercar” brand but who has received the honor of this award has been the Ferrari California. Rival in beauty with the very Alfa Romeo 8C Competition Spider or the Aston Martin DBS Volante.
The best value in power: the Nissan 370Z has something special, its Japanese style and its atmospheric power speak for themselves. Playboy chooses the 370Z played by Nismo as one of the best and most sporting. Nismo tightens the nuts to the 370Z on the outside and in step increases the power to 350 HP.
The most affordable for the pocket: looking for the balance between sportsmanship and price Playboy names the Mazdaspeed3, known in Europe as Mazda 3 MPS, as the most affordable car for the pocket. Of course, among those of its power is one of the cheapest but wins the Renault Meganne RS for example.
The best diesel car: the Audi A3 TDI wins as the best diesel car although presumably it has not only won for its diesel economy but also for its appearance and level of quality. We must applaud that in the “TDI e” version get the same consumption as the most “economized” utilities.
The best reborn beauty:The Ford Taurus SHO (Super Hight Output). It is an American classic that was manufactured from 1989 to 1999 and has now been remodeled in the form of a 4wheeldrive sports saloon with 365 hp. It is very good for the American market but here it says rather little.
The best crossover: for all the functionality it brings with its line closest to a coupe the best crossover for Playboy is the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. You cannot subtract any prominence because it has created a new car format that time will tell if it is able to adjust to the market or that the market fits it.
he heats negatively affects the performance of the engine and it loses power. In addition, it increases the risk of breakdowns. For example, 35% of the cars that come to the workshop during the summer do so as a result of a breakdown in their air conditioning or air conditioning system, according to data from the European Network Vehicle Warranty Group (REGV). For this, it is advisable to protect the car from the sun and heat. Coches.com has developed a series of tips to take care of the car and for the proper functioning of the air conditioning during the summer months: Monitor the temperature of the engine. The indicator is usually on the dashboard next to the fuel gauge. In cold, it will be in the lowest position, but at 5-10 minutes it should reach the optimum temperature (about 90 degrees). Of course, the needle should never reach the red zone if you do not want to burn the engine. If it does, an emergency solution is to put the car’s heating as much as possible, since this way you release heat from the engine and avoid a greater evil. In summer, the tires reach a higher temperature, especially when driving fast. If we take the pressure too low, the tread will heat up even more, something that will shorten your life by up to 15%. Therefore, among our tips to get the car ready before you travel, we recommend checking the tire pressure. The tires are susceptible to suffer problems as a direct consequence of the high temperatures of the asphalt. In 2012 there were around 150,000 punctures during the summer months. To brake, the brake pads rub against the disc. This generates heat and in summer the temperatures they reach are even higher. In addition, due to the external heat, its cooling is more difficult. These circumstances make it easier for the brakes to overheat. The car brakes much less and shortens the life of the brake fluid and the discs can deform. For a good maintenance of the brakes, in prolonged downs, it uses short gears to step less on the brakes and avoid aggressive driving. Try to park in the shade, especially in the middle of the day. Consider also the movements of the sun, perhaps at the time of leaving the car to stay in the sun, but after a while it will be in the shade. Always put a parasol on the front windshield (and if you want also on the rear) and use guards for the steering wheel. You will avoid those “terrible moments” of driving back and burning your hands, which will increase your safety. Wash the car on a regular basis. The most gourmets can use wax with absorbent for ultraviolet rays, which protects the car’s paint from the damage caused by the sun. The leather and vinyl parts of the interior also require special cleaning so that they do not age quickly. The air conditioning. Make sure that the car’s cooling system is in perfect condition. If it does not work well, the summer heat will cause the engine to overheat much more easily, which will increase the risk of breakdowns. The best way to prevent any of the components of the air conditioner from spoiling is to avoid using it at maximum performance. It is more efficient, more ecological and less aggressive for the system to start and start the march with the windows open and connect it later, when the interior temperature equals that of the outside. It is also convenient that you do not spend a lot of time standing. It is recommended to put it into operation also in winter, so that the compressor starts. This way the fluids circulate in the system and obstructions will be avoided. You can use it to defrost the crystals in winter, a task for which air conditioning is key. An important element is the cabin air filter. It is responsible for stopping impurities and pollen before the air passes from the street to the passenger compartment. With the passage of time accumulates dust, pollen, bacteria and other waste, hence manufacturers recommend changing it at least once a year or every 15,000 kilometers, or even earlier if you usually circulate dirty terrain. Why does air conditioning smell bad? Sometimes, in old vehicles, the air conditioner has an unpleasant odor. That bad smell comes from the system itself. Over time, moisture has accumulated in the ducts and, with the passage of time, that humidity causes bacteria and mold to appear. Air conditioning systems are designed to minimize these accumulations of moisture, but not always achieved. It is a closed place with cold air and liquid, so it is not easy to avoid those accumulations that are then sent directly to the interior of the cabin. One way to prevent it is to use the heating from time to time, to eliminate excess moisture generated using air conditioning in the ducts. The ideal is to disassemble the system completely, to dry it and clean it well. That supposes an important cost of time (if you know how to do it yourself) or money (if you want a workshop to do it). The most feasible solution is in the purifiers. They cost around 100 euros and fight from body odors to those that produce fungi and bacteria in the air conditioning system of the vehicle, by means of ozone or ion generators