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[FEATURED] 1974 Gresko GT
24/01/2015 [FEATURED] 1974 Gresko GT (0) 
Author: Arunas R
A very obscure and almost completely unknown car – the Gresko GT - came as a surprise debut at the Montreal Motor Show in 1974. A thirty-two years old designer and builder of the car was a bloke named Eddy Gresko. He was a citizen of Montreal and his intention was to produce a Canadian competitor of the Italian De Tomaso Pantera sportscar. Gresko GT, however, debuted in an unfinished form. Mr Gresko planned to show the car at New York Motor Show at first, but did not manage to complete it on time.  Read more »
[FEATURED] - Anteros Roadster [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
Anteros Coachworks of San Leandro, California unveiled the prototype of the XTM Roadster at SEMA show in 2005. Soon enough, the company got to be known as Anteros Marketing. According to their original introduction below, they indeed indeed intended both Targa (named XTS Targa) and Coupe (named XTR Hardtop) versions.In 2002, John & Joann Rothman, along with their son, David Rothman, wanted to create a sports car of uncompromising beauty, power, and elegance. They began implementing their idea of automotive beauty drawing inspiration and style from the classic 60’s era with the intent of incorporating the technology of today.  Read more »
MONTREAL 2015 - Magnum MK5 comes to the show
Author: Arunas R
Magnum has issued the gfollowing press release:Magnum MK5 on display at the Montreal International Auto ShowThe Canadian lightweight supercar has been invited as the featured car for its first public appearance in CanadaMONTREAL, JANUARY 14 2015 – The Magnum MK5 will be showcased at this year's Montreal International Auto Show, January 16-25, 2015. Invited as this year’s feature innovation by the auto show organizers, the MK5 will be on display on Level 5 of the Palais des Congrès in downtown Montreal throughout the event. This marks the Magnum MK5’s first appearance in Canada.As one of the most highly regarded auto shows in North America, the Montreal International Auto 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 »
Vision Gran Turismo models. What's coming next?
Author: Arunas R
Gran Turismo 6 is certainly a video game like no other before it. To celebrate its 15th anniversary – creators have asked most of major automobile manufacturers and their design teams to free their fantasies and to design an ultimate road-race car! Most of them have already been released not only in digital format, but also in 1:1 form!  We’ve already seen such amazing design studies like Aston Martin P-100 Vision Gran Turismo, BMW Vision Gran Turismo, Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo, recently unveiled Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo and Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo as well as Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept, Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo , Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, Subaru Viziv GT Vision Gran Turismo, Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Concept and Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept. Quite a bunch of them, isn‘t it? One may ask if that is all that Gran Turismo team and global automotive companies have prepared for gamers and enthusiats. The answer is definitely no. There are still another bunch of Gran Turismo visions yet to be unveiled in the digital world and, perpahs, in the real life, as well.  Read more »
Zenos E10S - world premiere at Autosport International [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Zenos Cars has issued the following press release:ZENOS CARS UNVEILS E10 S AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2015- Zenos to unveil production ready E10 S at AIS 08 January 2015 stand #6765- E10 S is a road legal track car with 250 bhp and 400 Nm of torque- Announcement just one year after stablemate E10 was unveiled at same event- All vehicles feature unique application of modern lightweight materials including aluminium extrusions and recycled carbon fibre with thermoplastic core - delivering low cost, world class mechanical efficiency- Modern contemporary and dynamic design- Outstanding ride and handling performance on the road and on the track- Unrivalled value in terms of price and ownership costs, starting at just £24,999Wymondham, Norfolk, UK. 08 January 2015 - Zenos Cars are thrilled to announce a production version of the E10 S is to be revealed at the Autosport International Show 08-11 January 2015. The unveiling took place today at 11.15am at stand #6765.The E10 S, a road legal, lightweight sports car, boasts 250 bhp of power and 400 Nm of torque courtesy of its standard Ford GDTI Ecoboost engine.  Read more »
Lister Knobbly makes public debut at Autosport International
Author: Arunas R
Lister Cars has issued the following press release:LISTER CARS’ REBORN ‘KNOBBLY’ MAKES PUBLIC DEBUT AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONALLister Cars’ reborn ‘Knobbly’ racer has made its public debut at Autosport InternationalBuilt to the very same specification as the original 1958 ‘Knobbly’ it uses the late Brian Lister’s original drawings and manufacturing jigsLister has received an overwhelming response to its limited run of ten continuations and order books are fullLister Cars is now considering creating three individual final editions each celebrating the racing pedigree of the ‘Knobbly’ in a unique and memorable wayLister Cars’ reborn ‘Knobbly’ racer has made its public debut at Autosport International at the NEC Birmingham.Celebrating Lister’s 60th anniversary, the reborn ‘Knobbly’ is built to the very same specification as the original 1958 ‘Knobbly’, using the late Brian Lister’s original drawings and manufacturing jigs.  It is powered by a race-prepared Jaguar D-Type 3.8-litre straight-six, producing 330bhp.All ‘Knobbly’ models are built at Lister Cars’ Cambridge factory to meet relevant FIA racing regulations, with owners able to compete in a series of Lister historic race meetings planned during 2015.  Read more »
Donkervoort reveals D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition in full detail
Author: Arunas R
Donkervoort has issued the following press release:Donkervoort introduces D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition as limited seriesDonkervoort hinted at this development at the end of December. In honour of the feats achieved in 2014, which include breaking the lap record for street-legal production cars at the Bilster Berg circuit and attaining top scores and fastest lap times during various ‘Supertests’ conducted by renowned European auto magazines, Donkervoort proudly introduces a special edition of the D8 GTO: the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition. Recognisable designThe special edition is instantly recognisable thanks to the unique design of the nose, created by the Donkervoort design team. The dark nose section, made entirely of carbon fibre, gives it an even ‘meaner’ look and builds on the ‘beastly’ nose design concept found on the existing D8 GTO. Based on record-breaking test car The enormous speed of the D8 GTO has already been established.  Read more »
Donkervoort teases D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition for 2015
Author: Arunas R
Donkervoort has issued the following press release:2014 was a fantastic and eventful year for Donkervoort. At the beginning of the year the last Premium GTOs were delivered to their owners, the company was expanded with the opening of a new branch on a fantastic circuit in Germany and various comparison tests conducted by renowned European auto magazines were passed with flying colours. The D8 GTO was even featured in the latest racing game from the popular Forza Motorsport series for Microsoft Xbox. The unique location of the new Donkervoort branch in Germany created the opportunity for extensive testing and development at the Bilster Berg circuit in 2014. This resulted not only in setting the lap record for street-legal production cars, but also in various new developments and updates for the D8 GTO.  Read more »
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 »