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EXCLUSIVE - Puritalia 427 makes world premiere in Milan [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
It’s been more than 2 years since the time the Italian, Napoli-based company Puritalia Automobili announced their plans to introduce a modern reinterpretation of the sportscar icon of the 60’s. Long hours of research, development, design and engineering passed since then and now the company took a step further to uncover what they’ve been working all this time – the Puritalia 427. The car was officially premiered during a global premiere at Superstudio 13 in Milan.The team lead by the Chief Designer Fabio Ferrante, who penned the car, and the CEO Paolo Parente did a really nice work on this modern classic roadster. The 427 is very compact.  Read more »
2014 Infiniti CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Infiniti has issued the following press release:INFINITI CONCEPT VISION GRAN TURISMO LAUNCHING IN GRAN TURISMO®6 ON THE PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEMHong Kong – Infiniti today lifts the virtual covers off the INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, the racing game franchise developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. that has sold more than 72 million copies worldwide. The INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo will be available for download starting today 13:00pm (JST) in Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) exclusively on the PlayStation®3 system.The INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo is a project that started as an ambitious global Infiniti Design competition to “design a pure Infiniti GT car”.  Read more »
Spyker companies declared bankrupt
Author: Arunas R
Spyker has issued the following press release:SPYKER COMPANIES DECLARED BANKRUPTZeewolde, the Netherlands, 18 December 2014. Today the District Court of Midden-Nederland, at the request of the administrator, converted the moratorium of payment, granted to Spyker N.V. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Spyker Automobielen B.V. and Spyker Events & Branding B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”) on December 2nd, last, to bankruptcy.  Read more »
BOLOGNA 2014 - Carrozzeria Viotti Willys AW380 Berlinetta [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
A surprise debut at the Bologna Motor Show this year is the Willys AW380 supersportcar developed jointly by three Italian companies – world famous coachbuilder Carrozzerria Viotti Torino, design studio Maggiora Automobili and design consulting company F.D. Fast Design of Bologna. The gorgeous coupe named Willys AW380 pays a tribute to the Renault and Brazilian Willys-Overland partnership from 1962 to 1966. During this period the Sao Paulo-based manufacturer built just 822 unit of the Alpine A108 Interlagos. The two-door coupe then was equipped by a rear-mounted Gordini engine delivering 70hp to the rear wheels.  Read more »
Ferrari Sergio is revealed. First unit delivered in the UAE
Author: Arunas R
It was Geneva Motor Show in 2013 where Pininfarina together with Ferrari unveiled an amazing showcar – a 458 Spider-based Sergio. A tribute for the Sergio Pininfarina, who passed away in July, 2012 is a breathtaking speedster of the future. An incredible low and wide two-seater of the future would have stayed a one-off-a-kind creature, but Ferrari and Pininfarina took a decision to build six more examples of it. For exclusive, selected clientele, of course. These unique collector‘s treasures are already sold for lucky ones.  Read more »
BREAKING - Aston Martin reveals built-for-Bond DB10 [w/VIDEO] [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
Aston Martin has issued the following press release:UPDATED - Bond24 Announcement video addedBUILT FOR BOND: ASTON MARTIN DEBUTS UNIQUE CAR FOR SPECTRE- Aston Martin DB10 created specifically for new Bond film- Partnership with EON Productions spans 50 years of cinema history- Demonstrates the breadth of Aston Martin’s bespoke capabilities4 December 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios.The luxury British sports car brand is delighted to confirm that James Bond will once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it will be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams.Led by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the design team worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy.Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.  Read more »
[FEATURED] Short Ribs Special - a story of an unknown racing machine
Author: Arunas R
Recently, we have been contacted by Mr Dave Norton - an enthusiastic automobile builder – who together with his friend realized a plan make their own racing car.  This unique example was the result of the duo which had neither special means, nor huge expertise, but the result was a really unordinary car like no other built more than half a century ago. It is time to get acquainted with an unknown Short Ribs Special. Over to you, Mr Norton!My friend Russ and I built the Short Ribs Special in 1962, shortly after graduating from high school.  We had no experience in design or construction but we knew we wanted to race.  Read more »
LOS ANGELES 2014 - Galpin and Henrik Fisker unveils Rocket [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Galpin Auto Sports has issued the following press release:GALPIN AUTO SPORTS AND HENRIK FISKER DEBUT 725-HP “ROCKET”,BASED ON THE 2015 FORD MUSTANG, AT 2014 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOWRenowned Automotive Designer and Customizer Partner to Develop “The Ultimate American Muscle Car” – A Low-Volume Carbon Fiber-Bodied Super-MustangLOS ANGELES (November 20, 2014) – Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker finally took the wraps off of their “Ultimate American Muscle Car” today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Following a short press conference, Henrik Fisker and Galpin’s President, Beau Boeckmann unveiled a low-volume production, carbon fiber-bodied, super-Mustang dubbed “Rocket.”The Rocket’s design is unmistakably inspired by specialty pony cars of the 1960’s and early 1970’s including the 1968 Shelby GT500. Anchored by an imposing hexagonal carbon fiber grill—which is split by a polished aluminum bar and wild horse running across the horizon reminiscent of the ’60’s Mustangs—the Rocket’s lines emanate from the front, through the long hood, over a set of sculptured flared fenders and converge on its integrated rear spoiler, belying the car’s extreme power and refined athleticism.“Mustang has been my favorite car for almost my entire life,” said Boeckmann.  Read more »
Sultan of Brunei's Jaguar XJ220 will be offered for sale
Author: Arunas R
Silverstone Acutions has issued the following press release:EX-BRUNEI ROYAL FAMILY XJ220 OFFERED AT NECA very special 1994 Jaguar XJ220 will be offered in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on the 15th of November, at the NEC, Birmingham.Chassis no 220693 was hand built by TWR Jaguar in Oxford in 1991 before being exported to Brunei by special order of the Royal Family. The car remained as part of the world renowned car collection until September 2002 travelling just 1,412 miles in their eight year tenure.The car, estimated at between £200,000 and £220,000, returned to the UK in September 2002 and then became the property of flamboyant champagne dealer before moving on to the current owner.Commenting on the stunning car, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: “These incredibly rare cars are one of our favourite supercars of all time.  Read more »
Magnum MK5 is heading to SEMA show in Las Vegas
Author: Arunas R
Magnum has issued the following press release:Magnum MK5 to be showcased at the SEMA ShowThe Canadian lightweight supercar has been invited to the annual event in Las Vegas MONTREAL, OCTOBER 28 2014 – The Magnum MK5 will be showcased at this year's SEMA Show, November 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, USA. In collaboration with Magnum's technical partner Ohlins Suspension, the MK5 will be on display in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center throughout the event. This marks the Magnum MK5’s first appearance at the SEMA Show. As the automotive performance industry's most regarded event, the SEMA Show is the perfect setting for the MK5 to show off its cutting-edge design and second-to-none build quality. The event's attendees will have the opportunity to appreciate the MK5's aggressive yet purposeful design which blends sleekness with forward thinking.  Read more »
Detroit Electric reveals final design of the SP:01
Author: Arunas R
Detroit Electric has issued the following press release:DETROIT ELECTRIC REVEALS STRIKING FASTBACK DESIGN FOR ITS SP:01 PRODUCTION MODELDETROIT, USA – 27 October 2014:  The final exterior design of Detroit Electric’s all-new, pure electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01, is revealed today as the company gears up for production.The lightweight, limited-edition SP:01 will be the world’s fastest production electric sports car when it goes on sale in Asia, Europe and North America, starting in 2015. Revealed as a prototype at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the design of SP:01 has been subtly updated to further improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance, ahead of the start of production at a new facility in the UK later this year.The most striking element of the design is the bold new fastback configuration, which replaces the prototype’s flying buttresses on either side of the rear window. The exterior design has been optimised using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to provide enhanced airflow and reduce turbulence, for maximum performance and stability.  Read more »
Ferrari shows F60America at Beverly Hills [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:FERRARI CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN THE USA WITH A GALA IN BEVERLY HILLSBeverly Hills, 11 October – Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary in the USA with a lineup of musical performances, a thrilling auction, limited-edition car reveal, and a boisterous spectacle of fireworks behind a scenic Beverly Hills backdrop.The Beverly Hills City Hall was bathed in rosso Ferrari with the emblem of the Prancing Horse displayed in grandeur on the building’s façade. Mayor Lili Bosse opened the evening with a proclamation declaring the commencement of the festivities for Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in Beverly Hills. The event was presided by John Elkann, Chairman of FCA, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA and Chairman of Ferrari, Amedeo Felisa, CEO of Ferrari, and Piero Ferrari, Vice Chairman of Ferrari.Auctioneer David Gooding brought the guests to their feet as he auctioned the first of 499 examples of the newest 458 Speciale A.  Read more »
Silvermine SR11 - exterior looks and preliminar specifications announced
Author: Arunas R
Silvermine has issued the following press release:Silvermine presents the exterior design for the new 11SR, a track day dedicated racer. Classically sensual lines meet a very straight-forward and functional race chassis. Production of this new body is now taking shape.Exterior designStarting point for the design process was the already finished chassis built by engineer and maritime designer Frank van Rouendal. The exterior design was developed afterwards in a new phase of the project.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Mercedes-Benz AMG GT gets official [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Mercedes-Benz has issued the following press release:AMG racetrack performance combined with superb everyday practicality - The new Mercedes-AMG GT: Driving performance for sports car enthusiastsAffalterbach.  The first Mercedes was a racing car, its most recent successor carries this heritage forward: with the new Mercedes-AMG GT, the Mercedes-AMG sports car brand is moving into a new, top-class sports car segment for the company. The GT is the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. Its front mid-engine concept with transaxle and the intelligent aluminium lightweight construction form the basis for a highly dynamic driving experience. Its likewise newly developed AMG 4.  Read more »
2014 Zagato reveals Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake
Author: Arunas R
Zagato has issued the following press release:ZAGATO ATELIER ANNOUNCES THE WORLD DEBUT OF THE ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE SHOOTING BRAKE AT THE CHANTILLY ARTS & ELEGANCE CONCOURS D‘ELEGANCEChantilly, France (7 September, 2014) – For Zagato, 2014 is a very important year. It commemorates 95 years of continuous activity, innovative design and three generations of Zagato family leadership.Following the world debut of the Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, Zagato Atelier continues celebrating its 95th anniversary with the grand debut of the Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake Zagato at the Chantilly Art & Elegance. This mark’s Zagato’s second world premiere in 2014.This one-of-a-kind car was commissioned by a European client who desired an atelier-level, collectible modern car.  Read more »
Bristol Cars teases 'Project Pinnacle'
Author: Arunas R
Bristol Cars has issued the following press release:BRISTOL CARS ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN NEW PRODUCTS AND LONDON FACILITIES AT 2014 CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE- First new Bristol car in more than a decade announced today- 70th anniversary Project Pinnacle car set for launch in 2015- Exclusive new Bristol merchandise range launched- Several million pounds of investment in landmark Kensington High Street showroom and new Parts, Service and Restoration centre in West London- Future Range-Extended Electric vehicle plans confirmedLondon, England, 5 September 2014 – Iconic British carmaker, Bristol Cars, announces significant new investments today at the Concours of Elegance held at Hampton Court Palace, London.The first new Bristol car since 2003 will be launched at the Kensington High Street showroom in 2015 in the shape of an all-new 70th anniversary model, codenamed Project Pinnacle.  An anniversary celebration, Project Pinnacle is a reference to Bristol Cars’ rich and exciting heritage, executed as a modern take on the best of British craftsmanship and engineered to excite as a high performance Bristol car.Since the company was bought in 2011, millions of pounds have been invested in the business to re-establish its place as an iconic British carmaker for the connoisseur motorist, with craftsmanship, design, performance and unique character at its heart.  A specialist new Parts, Service and Restoration facility in Brentford, West London was opened this year and has quickly established itself as the leading Bristol centre in the world with hundreds of cherished examples of the marque already passing through the workshop.  Read more »
CMC Mark 2 by Callum goes into production! [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) has issued the following press releases:Ian Callum puts his personal twist on the famous Mark 2Thursday 28th August 2014 – A unique Jaguar Mark 2 redesigned by Ian Callum, Director of Design at Jaguar Cars, and reengineered by leading restorers Classic Motor Cars Limited (CMC) has been unveiled at the opening of the company’s new headquarters in Bridgnorth, Shropshire.The building was officially opened by motorcycle and Formula One Grand Prix world champion John Surtees OBE and the car was unveiled by Jaguar’s legendary test driver Norman Dewis.CMC’s new building complex is one of the biggest of its kind in the UK. Fitted out to the highest standards and with new paint and trim shops, it provides some 40,000 square feet of production space, allowing CMC to cover every aspect of a car’s restoration in-house, except for chrome plating. Another 24,000 square feet is provided for bespoke classic car storage.  Read more »
Morgan Special Projects presents SP1 project [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Morgan has issued the following press release:MORGAN SPECIAL PROJECTS INTRODUCES THE MORGAN SP1- SP1 is a Morgan commissioned vehicle to be launched at Salon Prive- SP1 is the first creation of the newly formed Morgan Special Projects Division- SP1 showcases every aspect of the skilled craftsmanship utilised at Morgan; harnessed over 105 years of bespoke, coach-built, manufacturingThe Morgan SP1The Morgan SP1 (Special Project 1) is a one off, bespoke creation that has been commissioned through the Morgan Special Projects Division. The SP1 represents the true capabilities of Britain’s last privately owned car manufacturer and like every Morgan is as individual as its owner.The SP1 was commissioned as a showcase vehicle to exemplify the impressive craftsmanship and flexibility exhibited in every Morgan car built. Taking inspiration from the 2009 LifeCar concept vehicle, the body has been entirely redesigned with improved proportions and a greatly enhanced on-roadThe DesignAt the heart of the rigid steel chassis is a naturally aspirated 3.7 litre Ford V6 engine, as used in the Morgan V6 Roadster.  Read more »
New Atalanta will be unveiled at International Concours of Elegance
Author: Arunas R
Atalanta Motors has issued the following press release:NEW ATALANTA MOTOR CAR TO BE UNVEILED AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONCOURS OF ELEGANCE, HAMPTON COURT PALACE 5-7 SEPTEMBER 2014For the first time since 1939, a new Atalanta motor car will be officially launched.  Most fittingly, the vehicle will debut at the third International Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace 5-7 September 2014.The new Atalanta maintains true fidelity to its predecessor to offer a unique motoring experience.  With every curve from every angle it exhibits the style of Silver Screen glamour combined with the developments derived from 75 years of motoring evolution; the all-new Atalanta employs relevant modern technology to enhance performance and safety without compromise. Atalanta’s presence at this year’s Concours affords a rare opportunity to see and commission a piece of motoring heritage.  Read more »
MOSCOW 2014 - Renault Sport R.S. 01 is presented [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Renault has issued the following press release:RENAULT SPORT R.S. 01A RACING CAR OF SPECTACULAR DESIGN BUILT FOR PERFORMANCERenault is restating its passion for motor sports with the Renault Sport R.S. 01, a racing car of spectacular styling and exceptional performance. With a design inspired by the world of concept cars and governed by an absolute pursuit of aerodynamic downforce, Renault SportR.S. 01 is a radical expression of the brand’s sporting DNA.  Read more »