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GENEVA 2015 - new Morgan Aero 8 unveiled!
Author: Arunas R
Morgan has issued the following press release:Introducing the new Morgan Aero 8- Over 1250 Aero platform cars delivered since 1st generation launch in 2000.- New Aero 8 signifies return to soft top motoring within the current Aero range.- Significant changes to the aluminium chassis, suspension and vehicle aerodynamics.- Powered by a 4.8 litre V8 BMW engine producing 367bhp.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - Pininfarina shows yellow Ferrari Sergio
Author: Arunas R
Pininfarina has issued the following press release:Pininfarina celebrates its 85th anniversary in Geneva with the Ferrari Sergio- At the Motor Show one of six units inspired to concept car dedicated to Sergio Pininfarina- In the Pininfarina future more and more services and FuoriserieTurin, March 3, 2015 - Pininfarina is 85 years old and it starts the celebrations for this important milestone at the Geneva Motor Show by holding on its stand the world preview of one of the six unitsof the Ferrari Sergio,limited editionroadster that enhances the spirit and core values of Pininfarina in the 60th anniversary year of its collaborationwith the Prancing Horse.So 85 years have gone by since that day, May 22, 1930, when Battista “Pinin” Farina (the surname was changed from Farina to Pininfarina in 1961 by Presidential decree) founded SocietàAnonimaCarrozzeriaPinin Farina in Turin, a small artisan workshop that turned out small production runs and special bodywork to order for wealthy private clients.Today Pininfarina, the standard bearer for the aesthetic values of Italian design in the world, focuses on design (automotive and non-automotive), engineering services, design and construction of very small runs and unique cars, the so-called Fuoriserie(custom-built) vehicles.Right in the vein of Fuoriserie fits the Ferrari Sergio. Born as a concept car to celebrate Senator Sergio Pininfarina and launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2013, the Sergio has become a reality.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - Magna Mila Plus Concept unveiled!
Author: Arunas R
Magna Steyr has issued the following press release:Magna to Present Innovative Plug-In Hybrid Sports Car Concept at Geneva Motor Show 2015Concept offers solutions to industry challengesVIENNA, Austria, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc. is set to debut MILA Plus, an innovative two-seat hybrid sports car at Geneva Motor Show 2015. The concept vehicle, which will be displayed at Magna's booth #6261 in Hall 6, combines a sophisticated, lightweight construction with an intelligent, alternative-drive solution to produce maximum performance as well as eco-friendliness.  With an all-electric range of 75km and a vehicle weight of 1,520kg, MILA Plus achieves reduced CO2 emissions of 32g/km.  Read more »
EXCLUSIVE! Touring Superleggera teases Berlinetta Lusso [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Touring Superleggera returned traditional coachbuilding into 21st century in 2008 when it presented the A8GCS Berlinetta sportscar project at the Villa d’Este Concours d’Elegance. Unfortunately this model intended for Maserati mechanicals was not developed any further. Instead, it was soon followed by a Bellagio Fastback conversion project for the Maserati Quattroporte. This made-to-order car was succeeded by the Bentley Continental-based station wagon named Flying Star which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2010. The story of the revived world famous company continued into 2011 when it cooperated with a low-volume German supercar maker Gumpert and designed for them the Tornante supercar.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - nanoFLOWCELL announces ‎QUANTiNO‬ [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
nanoFLOWCELL has issued the following press release:Highlight at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show: The new QUANTiNOLow-voltage vehicle with rated voltage of 48 V and range of over 1,000 km-          First QUANT low-voltage vehicle-          Electric vehicle with 4x25 kW/136 hp-          Top speed of 200 km/h-          22-inch wheels for 2+2-seaterVaduz, 17 February 2015 – "This car is a sensation and will be one of the absolute highlights at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show," proclaims Prof. Jens Ellermann, President of the Board of Directors of nanoFlowcell AG. nanoFlowcell AG will be presenting the first QUANT low-voltage vehicle as a concept vehicle at the Swiss car show from 3 March 2015."With the QUANTiNO we present the smaller brother of the QUANT E and the QUANT F in Geneva.An innovative electric vehicle with mass appeal.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - McLaren keeps teasing 675LT [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:AERODYNAMICALLY OPTIMISED, THE McLAREN 675LT STAYS TRUE TO THE ICON- Active ‘Longtail’ Airbrake contributes to a 40 percent increase in overall downforce- 700 Nm (516 lb ft) produced by a heavily revised 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 featuring lightweight components and new turbos- Bespoke titanium crossover exhaust ensures optimised performance. See, and hear, it at: http://youtu.be/tOl7gZ8bQdYThe 675LT, the first McLaren in nearly two decades to wear the LT – or ‘Longtail’ – name, will stay true to the spirit of its iconic predecessor with aerodynamically optimised, dramatically enhanced styling that results in 40 percent more downforce than the 650S which it will sit alongside in the McLaren Super Series.  A total power output of 675PS (666bhp), and torque figure of 700 Nm (516 lb ft) plus a focus on weight saving will ensure an electrifying, engaging and visceral driving experience.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - Ferrari presents 455 GTB!
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:FERRARI 488 GTB: EXTREME POWER FOR EXTREME DRIVING THRILLSThe new V8 debuts at Geneva: track-level performance and responsiveness for the roadMaranello, 3 February 2015 – Forty years on from the unveiling of its first ever mid-rear-engined V8 model, the 308 GTB, the Prancing Horse opens a new chapter in its 8-cylinder history. The Ferrari 488 GTB provides track-level performance that can be enjoyed to the full even by non-professional drivers in everyday use. Its response times, nimbleness and on-the-limit driving guarantee a unique sense of exhilaration and unparalleled driving pleasure.The new berlinetta brilliantly encapsulates Ferrari’s experience in both F1 and the WEC, where the 458 GT holds the World Championship title and has won its category in the last two editions of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new model also exploits to the full the know-how gleaned by Ferrari technicians over the last decade through the XX programme which makes extreme track-only cars available to gentleman test-drivers.  Read more »
LEXUS LF-LC GT ”Vision Gran Turismo” revealed
Author: Arunas R
Lexus and Gran Turismo has issued the following press release:LEXUS LF-LC GT ”Vision Gran Turismo” RevealedOn 30 January, Lexus announced the LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo”. This car is planned for distribution in a free update for the PlayStation®3 exclusive title Gran Turismo 6 due to be released in spring 2015.In the memorable race season of 2014, Lexus entered the new RC F GT500 in the Super GT GT500 Class and fought for the series title up until the very last race. And as a new race activity for the following year of 2015, Lexus plans to enter the RC F GT3 into the GT3 category, a category that serves as a gentlemen’s race whilst simultaneously being the ultimate manufacturer’s championship series.On the backdrop of the racing activity by Lexus, the LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” was developed to answer fans who “want to race world competitions in their dream car”.  Read more »
ALPINE  Vision Gran Turismo Concept unveiled! [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Renault/Alpine has issued the following press release:The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo - COMING TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU SOON!The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, fruit of the collective imagination of the designers and engineers entrusted with developing the 21st Century Alpine, is due to appear soon in the celebrated Gran Turismo® 6 game in millions of homes worldwide!The Alpine Vision Gran Turismo will enable players to get behind the virtual wheel of this exclusive creation that embodies the brand’s unique DNA.Dreams can become reality as Alpine present a breath-taking full-scale model of the car at the Festival Automobile International in Paris on January 27, 2015.The Alpine of the 21st Century is creeping gradually closer. The wait may seem interminable to the more impatient fans, but at least there is plenty going on to help them to bide time!In motor racing, for example, the Alpine A450 prototype collected European endurance racing titles in 2013 and 2014, as well as a podium finish in the LM P2 class in last June’s Le Mans 24 Hours.Now, as the brand’s 60th anniversary festivities get under way, the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo heralds a new chapter in the make’s revival.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - McLaren teases 675LT [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:A SECOND GENEVA DEBUT AND A NEW NAME: THE McLAREN 675LT- LT model designation – standing for ‘Longtail’ – to join exisitng C and S range hierarchy- LT to be the lightest, the quickest, and the purest version in the range- Introduced by the 675LT which joins 650S and Asia-only 625C in the newly named McLaren Super Series- Global premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015 alongside the production-intent McLaren P1™ GTR- Modern day interpretation of the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’– the evolution of a true world-beaterMcLaren will look to its heritage when it revives the legendary ‘Longtail’ name given to one of the purest GT sportscars of all time, the McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’, for the launch of the new McLaren 675LT at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. This road legal supercar will embody the ‘Longtail’ ethos with a focus on performance optimised aerodynamics, increased downforce, driver engagement, power and reduced weight.The 675LT will join the core range of McLaren supercars alongside the existing 650S and Asia-only 625C to form the newly named McLaren Super Series which sits above the recently announced Sports Series in the range hierarchy.  In line with the convention begun with the 650S, the number 675 denotes the power produced by the 675LT’s engine in PS – the output equating to a devilish 666bhp.  This figure makes the 675LT the most powerful offering in the Super Series.  Read more »
[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 »