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Laraki returns with a 1750hp Epitome hypercar
Author: Arunas R
We do rarely witness such unexpected world premier of highly exclusive and powerful hypercar model like the Epitome concept. The new model marks the resurrection of the Moroccan brand Laraki.It was 2002 Geneva Motor Show where Abdeslam Laraki unveiled his first prototype model – the Fulgura (the lightning in latin). Based on the mechanicals of Lamborghini Diablo, the car was intended to be a super powerful machine able to speed up to 398 km/h. A renewed design for Fulgura was brought to Geneva for the next show in 2003.  Read more »
Alcraft Motor Company is launched
Author: Arunas R
Alcraft Motor Company has issued the following press release:NEW BESPOKE CAR DESIGN COMPANY LAUNCHES WITH UNIQUELY BRITISH DESIGN ETHOSRoyal College of Art Students Help Develop Styling DirectionA new British bespoke design and engineering business, Alcraft Motor Company, is launching with a unique commitment to reinterpret vehicles using British design values. The company will enhance products from brands with British heritage, focusing initially on Range Rover, Land Rover, Jaguar and Aston Martin.Alcraft is benefiting from the input of students at the world’s leading vehicle design school, in London’s Royal College of Art, thanks to an Alcraft-sponsored project studying British design thinking.“It is very unusual for the Vehicle Design programme to engage with a company outside the ranks of the car makers, but personalisation is an important trend which the students now have to consider,” says RCA senior tutor Matteo Conti.Alcraft’s ethos can be seen in a design study of the flagship Range Rover, which has originated from the RCA project.  Read more »
Lamborghini Veneno Roadster makes world premiere in Abu Dhabi
Author: Arunas R
Automobili Lamborghini has issued the following press release:Lamborghini World Premiere of Veneno Roadster - €3.3 million super sports car makes public debut on Italian aircraft carrier in Abu DhabiThe Lamborghini Veneno Roadster made its public debut on board the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour on 1 December 2013.At an exclusive ‘Italian evening’ attended by authorities, clients, VIPs and media, the limited edition super sports car, of which only nine will be produced, was formally unveiled on the flight deck of the 240 metre ship while docked in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port.“The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is one of the world’s most exclusive cars with the most extraordinary performance,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Lamborghini, commenting on the event. “We are honored that Lamborghini was chosen to represent the Italian car industry in the UAE, as a perfect example of iconic Italian super sports cars, and that we have the opportunity to show the Veneno Roadster for the first time in Abu Dhabi.  Read more »
2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Nissan has issued the following press release:REVEALED: NISSAN GT-R NISMO- World premiere of race-inspired version of Nissan's legendary GT-R- 600hp (441kw) for blistering performance- Advanced aerodynamics generating additional 100kg of downforce at 300km/h (186mph)  for exceptional road-holdingYOKOHAMA, Japan (November 19, 2013) - Records fall and dreams come true with the debut of the Nissan GT-R Nismo. This race-oriented model delivers "factory tuned" supercar dynamics with revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling. The Nissan GT-R is already established as one of the best performing supercars in the automotive sphere, and now Nissan has drawn on decades of racing experience gathered by Nismo, the brand's motorsport specialists, to develop the ultimate Nissan GT-R.The Nissan GT-R Nismo features exclusive styling that embraces the longstanding racing philosophy of form following function. It has numerous motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car's performance through optimised aerodynamics, suspension and powertrain, creating a well-balanced machine that is at home on both the road and track.  Read more »
2013 Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Mercedes-Benz has issued the following press release:Mercedes-Benz presents a visionary super sports car - Exquisite virtual reality: Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran TurismoFor the new PlayStation® 3 racing game Gran Turismo® 6, the Mercedes-Benz designers have developed the visionary concept of a super sports car – the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. Extreme proportions, sensual contours and intelligently implemented high tech blend to form a body that visually brings to life the breathtaking performance of 430 kW (585 hp) and 800 Nm of torque. As a 1:1-scale model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is celebrating its world premiere on 19 November 2013 at the opening of the new Mercedes‑Benz Research & Development Center in Sunnyvale, California. The super sports car with its hallmark Mercedes gullwing doors will be taking to the virtual racetrack when the new racing game goes on sale in December 2013 – as the first of the "Vision Gran Turismo" series of vehicles.To mark the 15th birthday of the popular Gran Turismo® series this year, Kazunori Yamauchi, Producer of Gran Turismo series and President of Polyphony Digital Inc.  Read more »
Magnum MK5 officialy revealed
Author: Arunas R
A long established Canadian racecar maker Magnum today has taken wraps off their first road-legal production model – the MK5. Being teased for a couple of times in photos and videos, the newest Canadian contender is about to hit international racing tracks and streets.Envisioned by Bruno St-Jacques, it is a superlight racing-oriented two-seater speedster which is set to offer both driver and passenger thrilling driving experience thanks to impressive performance figures achieved during the development period of 3 years. The Magnum MK5 is powered by a mid-mounted 4-cylinder engine capable of producing a maximum power of 250hp and to turn revs up to even 11,000 rpm! The sound of this power aggregate should be magnificent. Not even this, but also proposed numbers are more than impressive.  Read more »
PGO introduces Hemera GT
29/10/2013 PGO introduces Hemera GT (0) 
Author: Arunas R
At the forthcoming Criterium des Cévennes event (starting on the 31st of October), PGO Automobiles will unveil in public their latest model – the Hemera GT. This updated and revised model features not only bright exterior refinement, but will be also powered by a 230 hp engine. The standard Hemera, however, uses 2-liter, 140hp engine. The GT version is also lighter. The total weight is now 960 kg in comparison with 980kg of the predecessor.  Read more »
Magnum releases second teaser image and video for the MK5 [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Magnum Cars has issued the following press release:Magnum MK5 - New video teaser peeks under the coverThe unveiling of Magnum's new lightweight supercar less than a week away.Montreal, Canada, October 23, 2013Magnum will be unveiling all the details about its new lightweight supercar on Wednesday October 30, 2013. Tune in as we take the cover completely off the latest Magnum MK5.About Magnum | A History of SuccessCreated in 1968, Magnum Cars has made a name for itself in the motorsport world building open-wheel formula cars. Magnum racecars have been driven to success by several different drivers, including Formula 1 legend-to-be Gilles Villeneuve.  Read more »
Felino CB7 - avant-garde coupe from Canada
Author: Arunas R
We have just showed you the first teaser image of the Magnum MK5 – a new Canadian supercar – a couple of days ago. However, it seems that this is not all what Canada’s entrepreneurs have up their sleeves for the moment.  A brainchild of a former racing driver Antoine Bessette - the Felino CB7 project - started three years ago. Designed and developed in Lac Brome, Quebec, this car is aimed to be an avant-garde two-seater sportscoupe. Its design is surely from the “hate-it or love-it” category, and will hardly leave neutral spectators.  Read more »
2013 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Lamborghini has issued the following press release: Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – a collector’s Masterpiece of Engineering and Design  As a further highlight of its 50th anniversary year, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting one of the most exceptional super sports cars of all time. The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is an open racing prototype with an extreme design and breathtaking performance. And it is one of the world’s most exclusive automobiles – not more than nine units will be built during the course of 2014 and sold at a price of 3.3 million Euros (excl. tax).  Read more »
Magnum MK5 - a Canadian supercar gets teased [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
The autumn is reaching its midpoint, but this period is not the matter when we talk about highly capable automobiles better known under a term of a supercar. While this autumn will be marked with world premieres by major manufacturers at both Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows, low volume supercar manufacturers are taking their time for unveiling of exciting models, as well.Meet a brand new supercar project – the Magnum MK5 – by a Canadian company Magnum Cars. This well established maker is much better known in a field of racing and motorsports. Founded in 1968, they have been manufacturing Formula cars and components since then and collaborating with well known names and teams.  Read more »
Callaway AeroWagon is approved for production
Author: Arunas R
From Callaway announcement:We are pleased to announce that AeroWagon component production has been given the "green light" and is scheduled to begin shortly. Consequently, AeroWagon Package availability is scheduled to begin around January 1 (dependent upon GM's Corvette production schedule).The AeroWagon Package may be installed on either stock 2014 Corvettes or supercharged Callaway Corvettes. You don't have to order a Callaway Corvette to take advantage of this unique styling. However, if you want a new, 610 bhp* Callaway Corvette, with or without the AeroWagon option, we'll guide you through the ordering process and put you in contact with your local Authorized Callaway Dealer.  Read more »
Caterham unveils new AeroSeven Concept at Singapore GP [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Caterham Cars has issued the following press release:Caterham unveils new AeroSeven Concept at Singapore GP  - First glimpse of new road model to arrive in 2014- Co-designed and developed by the complementary divisions of the Caterham Group- Styling and engineering concepts reflect direction for future Caterham modelsCaterham Cars has today unveiled the AeroSeven Concept at the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix –an exciting new performance concept road car.As the first model designed with significant input from all of the Caterham Group’s specialist business arms, the AeroSeven Concept signals the brand’s intentions in terms of product engineering processes, speed to market, as well as a hint to its styling direction for future models, including the all-new sportscar being developed in conjunction with Renault and due for release in early 2016.The AeroSeven Concept, which draws heavily on methods used by the F1 team, will be the first ever Caterham model to be fitted with traction control. Thanks to a newly developed Caterham Engine Management System, drivers will be able to enjoy fully-adjustable traction and launch control functionality.Based on an updated interpretation of the highly acclaimed Seven CSR platform, the carbon-fibre bodied concept vehicle, which will reach 100kph (62.  Read more »
Daihatsu will show eight concept cars at Indonesia Motor Show
Author: Arunas R
Daihatsu has issued the following press release:Daihatsu to Exhibit Eight Concept Cars at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2013PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (hereinafter ADM), a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (hereinafter Daihatsu) in Indonesia, will exhibit eight models that will make their world debut as well as a technological booth, AYLA Technology, at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2013 to be held on September 19 (Thurs.) through September 29 (Sun.) in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Read more »
Zesad Vento GT3 announced
10/09/2013 Zesad Vento GT3 announced (0) 
Author: Arunas R
Zesad GmbH is a brand new German exclusive tuning company based in Ratingen. Its starting production line consists of aerodynamic solutions for Ferrari and Lamborghini.  The Aventador will be the first model to get Zesad’s conversion. A highly reworked and modified car will bear Vento GT3 name. Its sophisticated external design is not yet fully revealed but among most significant changes are redesigned engine hood, diffusers and rear spoiler.  Read more »
Vencer Sarthe makes UK debut at Salon Prive, launches car configurator
Author: Arunas R
Vencer has issued the following press release:UK DEBUT FOR VENCER SARTHE AT SALON PRIVEWe proudly present the Vencer Sarthe to the English public at Salon Prive this week.  As unveiled by Prince Albert II of Monaco at Top Marques exhibition in Monaco last April, the Vencer Sarthe now makes its debut in the United Kingdom.The car shown at Syon Park is painted in Haematic Red. The colour refers to the deep and pure red colour of blood filled with adrenaline. As the Sarthe does not tell you how to drive, it lets you concentrate on enjoying pure driving pleasure.  Read more »
Camal Studio previews Maserati-based Tributo
Author: Arunas R
Camal Studio is a relatively new Italian design studio specializing in the design and development of exclusive, special and unique automobiles for companies and private clients. Established five years ago by Alessandro Camorali whose previous experience includes working for such companies like Fiat, Ferrari and Stile Bertone, the company has an objective to demonstrate its expertise and service level in the form of a hand-made model.Entitled Tributo, this fastback coupe is envisioned as a coachbuilt one-off-a-kind car designed and built around a Maserati GranTurismo. An epitome of the legendary Maserati design examples like Bora, Khamsin or Ghibli, the Tributo prototype features clean and clear lines. Emphasize of power and elegance is thanks to a strongly accentuated midline and flowing silhouette.  Read more »
2013 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Cadillac has issued the following press release:Elmiraj Concept Explores Top of Cadillac’s RangeCARMEL, Calif. – Cadillac today revealed the Elmiraj Concept, a grand coupe expressing the pure enjoyment of driving and exploring new dimensions for Cadillac’s ongoing expansion. The Elmiraj Concept showcases a new vision for luxury driving and the top of the brand’s expanding range.“Cadillac is fueled by the creativity of our designers, led by Ed Welburn,” said Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, Global Cadillac. “Elmiraj provides a look inside the Cadillac Studio on how we envision performance and luxury for the next generation of luxury drivers.  Read more »
2013 Galpin Ford GTR1
17/08/2013 2013 Galpin Ford GTR1 (0) 
Author: Arunas R
Galpin Auto Sports has issued the following press release:GALPIN DEBUTS ITS FIRST COACH-BUILT SUPERCAR IN MONTEREY- The Galpin Ford GTR1 is a vision of what the Ford GT may have looked and performed like today had Ford continued its evolution- Prototype revealed in Monterey, Calif. at The Quail and on the Concept Lawn of Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance- Powered by twin-turbocharged 5.4L V8 rated at 1024 horsepower, 739 pound-feet of torqueLos Angeles, Calif. (August 16, 2013) - Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) debuted its first coach-built supercar, the Galpin Ford GTR1, on the Monterey peninsula with initial showings at The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on August 16 as well as a display on the prestigious concept lawn of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18.Galpin Auto Sports 1024 horsepower Galpin Ford GTR1 debuted at the 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18.  Read more »
2013 BMW Concept M4 Coupe [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
BMW has issued the following press release:BMW Concept M4 Coupe – the true essence of BMW M.Pebble Beach/Munich. On 15 August, surrounded by both current and historic BMW models, BMW M tonight offered a first outlook on a high-performance sports car of tomorrow – the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. The car was unveiled at the BMW opening media reception for the iconic annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile weekend. “The BMW Concept M4 Coupe reflects the BMW M philosophy in ideal form: It combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly emotional overall concept.  Read more »