The most important job of a car editor is to test drive various models. There are many great models in this 2022. But not all models made a deep impression on editor. Below is a summary of several models tested in 2022. Which of editor's test cars are most "most"?
Best Performance - Maserati MC20
The opportunity to test Maserati MC20 came about quite by accident. On one hand, since this supercar is quite popular in company, coupled with its extraordinary cost, it depends on fate whether you can test it. In end, I was lucky enough to test this particular model. For Maserati MC20, this is undoubtedly best performance test drive model of this year. As a clean fuel supercar in a new era, it is equipped with latest Maserati Poseidon engine with a maximum output of 630 horsepower and a maximum torque of 730 Nm. , with an 8-speed dual clutch transmission.
Of course, a test drive on road can't naturally experience a 2.9 second zero-to-100-kilometer acceleration time, on contrary, its versatility is more worthy of my aftertaste. As a supercar, driving won't make you feel pressure most of time like driving a low-slung Levente, except you always pay attention to road conditions so you don't damage nearly 300,000 carbon fiber exterior kit. not at all a supercar temperament in terms of comfort.
However, if you drive seriously, Dallara's carbon fiber frame combined with other weight-saving solutions can reduce car's weight by up to 1475kg. The MR layout also provides best weight ratio. on display is quite impressive. In an era when BMW G80 M3 has a deadweight of 1.8 tons, such light performance is commendable. The only regret may be that 3.0T engine is compromised by regulations, power and throttle response are top notch, but sound performance is relatively average, which is completely incomparable to past V8 models.
Biggest Surprise - Genesis GV80
As for Genesis, unless you're an avid car fanatic, you may have to make a decision, but in fact, Genesis has been in contact with me for a long time. prior understanding. However, for most people, Genesis is still an unfamiliar brand, and this re-entry into China is relatively low-profile, and people don't know the brand's products.
This car also surprised me most this year. On one hand, Genesis GV80 has won many awards abroad, and I'm more interested in its performance. On other hand, although Korean brands have many attempts in luxury cars, but performance in domestic market is not good. This time it enters country again. I believe that manufacturer is quite confident in its products. The result did not disappoint, GV80 showed good product durability in all aspects and even impressed editors who tested the car together.
The domestic version of GV80 does not seem to embody full strength of product. Due to import taxes and duties, not a more powerful V6 model was introduced into country, but a 2.5T engine with a smaller displacement. was used. However, 2.5T engine still gives a good feeling of power, coupled with European-style chassis setup, it won't feel effect of size at all. It can be said that most surprising thing this year is “undistinguished” GV80, and I look forward to a deeper understanding of this brand in coming year.
Most "pathetic" - Cadillac Ruige
If you want to talk about most unfortunate car, I think it would be Cadillac Ruige. Cadillac Ruige gave a lot of new ideas from appearance. It showed a lot of creativity at concept car stage. It not only keeps classic diamond cut design, but also adds more futuristic sense. Although domestic version has a rear light. Some simplifications have been made above, but it still looks nice.
Furthermore, colleagues also confirmed aspects of driving, which also makes me more interested in actual driving experience of this car and what style it will represent. And I have a lot of interest in "driving on steering wheel" of this car. Being able to drive a vehicle on steering wheel is a really good experience for a person who loves racing games.
Summarizing, we can say that 2022 is a very interesting year. Apart from these models, there is another strong feeling that independent brand models are getting stronger and stronger. Whether it's traditional fuel vehicles or new energy vehicles, there are many excellent products. It is believed that more new products will appear in new year, and it is certain that the share of new energy vehicles will be higher.