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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 »
Renovo Coupe is unveiled at Pebble Beach [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
A Shelby Dayton Coupe is no doubt one of the most sculpturesque automobiles ever created. Its dramatic appearance and performance has been heating blood for last decades. While some companies in the USA and Europe took a challenge to replicate this automobile in sublime or tragic quality, a new Californian company took one step back and two steps forward!Renovo Motors introduces their reinterpretation of the classic style and power icon at Pebble Beach this weekend. Established in 2010, this young company took four years of research & development to put all striking ideas into one place, to embody futurism into the classic shape of the reworked Shelby.Renovo Coupe is based on Shelby American CSX9000 rolling chassis and under the hood it hides twin sequential axial flux motors capable of producing 500 hp at full throttle.  Read more »
WOLRD RECORD! 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO auctioned for $38,115,000 USD
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:1962/63 FERRARI 250 GTO AUCTIONED FOR RECORD-BREAKING $38,115,000 USD AT MONTEREY CAR WEEK1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO Auctioned for Record-breaking $38,115,000 USD Among the Landmark Sales so far at Monterey Car Week(Monterey, CA – 14 August 2014) At the Bonhams auction, records were shattered as the 1962/63 Ferrari 250 GTO, chassis number “3851GT”, sold for $38,115,000 USD. This is the most ever paid for an automobile at auction, underscoring the unrivalled desirability for Ferrari in the collector car market and the continued dominance of the brand at auctions worldwide.This Ferrari 250 GTO is now, effectively, the most valuable and coveted car in the world.This car was the 19th Ferrari GTO to be completed and was invoiced on September 11, 1962.  It was most recently owned by Italian enthusiast Fabrizio Violati and was the centerpiece of his Collezione Maranello Rosso of precious Ferraris previously on view to the general public in the Republic of San Marino.  Read more »
Toyota reveals FT-1 Vision GT Concept
Author: Arunas R
Toyota has issued the following press release:TOYOTA FT-1: A CAR FIT FOR SUPERHEROES- New version of Toyota FT-1 sports car concept unveiled, featuring new graphite paintwork- Revised premium interior treatment with saddle tan elements- FT-1 interior inspired by modern superhero movie posters- Latest version available for download in Playstation® game Gran Turismo 6, alongside original FT-1 and high performance FT-1 Vision GT.Hot in the wheeltracks of the high-performance FT-1 ‘Vision GT’ concept Toyota revealed this week, a new ‘real-world’ version has been unveiled.The latest interpretation of the show-stopping concept coupe features new graphite paintwork in place of the vibrant red featured on the original concept, first seen at this year’s Detroit motor show. There is also a new interior treatment, with saddle tan leather elements to give a more sophisticated feel.The FT-1’s interior designers drew their inspiration from modern superhero films, particularly their use of high-tech performance materials for the character’s costumes, as opposed to the bright tights and garish colours sported by more traditional characters.  Read more »
Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations unveils Lightweight E-Type [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Jaguar has issued the following press release:JAGUAR LAND ROVER SPECIAL OPERATIONS REVEALS 'NEW' LIGHTWEIGHT E-TYPEIN BRIEF- Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations has unveiled its ‘new’ Lightweight E-type – hand-built by highly skilled Jaguar craftsmen in a new facility at Browns Lane- The new Lightweight E-type is the first recreation to come from Jaguar Heritage, which operates within the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division- Just six customer Lightweight E-types will be built – each assigned one of the remaining chassis numbers originally allocated in 1963 to the intended 18-car 'Special GT E-type' project, of which just 12 were built- The new Jaguar Heritage customer workshop facility at Browns Lane is now open to offer Jaguar warrantied servicing and restoration of classic Jaguar models- In recreating the Lightweight, Jaguar Heritage has drawn on Jaguar's unique engineering and design resources, including the company's world-leading aluminium body technology- The specification includes an aluminium bodyshell with doors, trunklid, hardtop and bonnet also in aluminium, and is assembled to exacting standards- The six-cylinder XK engine mirrors the original power units, with an aluminium block, 'wide angle' aluminium cylinder head and dry sump lubrication- The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes- Only 12 of the original Lightweight E-types were built, all but one leaving Jaguar's Browns Lane competitions department in 1963 (the last car was delivered in 1964)- A prototype Lightweight – ‘Car Zero’ – has been completed and, on 14 August, will be revealed at the opening reception to the Pebble Beach Automotive weekend, the world’s most prestigious classic car event“Special Operations’ remit is to indulge our most discerning and enthusiastic customers’ passion for our cars – including those from our past. This is why our Jaguar Heritage division exists, and why the new Lightweight E-type is such an incredibly exciting project.“The E-type is an iconic car, and the Lightweight E-type the most desirable of all. To be able to complete the intended production run of 18, some 50 years after the last Lightweight was completed, was an opportunity we couldn’t miss.”John Edwards, Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Special OperationsIN DETAILJaguar has revealed the prototype of its ‘new’ Lightweight E-type – a further six of which will be built and sold.  Read more »
Rezvani Beast is taking shape [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Rezvani Motors has issued the following press release:The Making of Beast by RAD Supercars, Part 1: VideoOrange County, Ca., 08/05/2014 -- RAD (Rezvani Automotive Designs) today is proud to give you a first-hand look at what went into building America’s newest supercar, Beast.At the halfway point of production, the foam model seen here began life as a large, single brick. The five-axis Gantry Milling Machine then carved out the proportions of Beast from our CAD renderings to prepare for it for carbon fiber body work.After the molding of the plug is competed, it’s put through a number of aerodynamic tests to ensure that it keeps it’s streamlined form from the original concept.  Read more »
2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster
Author: Arunas R
Aston Martin has issued the following press release:ASTON MARTIN V12 VANTAGE S ROADSTER – AN OPEN INVITATION TO EXCITEMENT- Debut of the luxury brand’s most potent and exhilarating roadster yet- 6.0-litre V12 engine: 565 bhp and 620 Nm delivers 201 mph top speed- Supreme agility and intense excitement characterise new model  Aston Martin is opening up a new world of exhilarating driving excitement with the announcement of the hotly anticipated V12 Vantage S Roadster.When it arrives in markets around the world later this year the new sports car will become the luxury British marque’s most potent, fastest and fastest-accelerating series production roadster to date and follows in the broad tyre tracks of the V12 Vantage S Coupe that was launched to worldwide acclaim in 2013.Providing the most visceral yet engaging open-top experience in Aston Martin’s current range, the new V12 Vantage S Roadster delivers characteristic sporting agility underpinned by an enviable sports ‘soundtrack’ generated by its naturally aspirated V12 engine and expertly-tuned sports exhaust.Equipped with the latest 565 bhp (573 PS) Aston Martin AM28 6.  Read more »
2014 Aurelio - a supercar from Philippines [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
People keep dreaming supercars around the globe. If you cannot afford an ultra hi-tech and expensive automobile from world’s top-notch brands then how about to design and build one on your own? That’s the alternative way that many startups try today and which brings into radar very exotic prototype projects. Aurelio is one of them.It is created by a small team of Philippine designers and engineers. Leaded by Bryan Factor and Brendan Aurelio this Asian supercar attempt now exists in two examples.  Read more »
Ant-Kahn specialty marque is born!
Author: Arunas R
A. Kahn Design and Evanta Motor Company has issued the following press release:OFFICIAL A. KAHN DESIGN STATEMENT: ANT-KAHN – THE BIRTH OF A GROUNDBREAKING COLLABORATIONA. Kahn Design takes this opportunity to announce the birth of a groundbreaking collaboration between two leading figures in the UK automotive industry.Ant-Kahn is a collaborative partnership between Afzal Kahn - innovative automotive fashion designer and founder of the Kahn group of companies, and Ant Anstead, founder of expert vehicle manufacturer Evanta, and star of Channel 4’s “For The Love of Cars”.Working together under the Ant-Kahn banner, they will lead a resurgence in British specialist vehicle manufacture, with a number of projects already underway.  Read more »
MOST BEAUTIFUL FERRARI EVER JOINS SALON PRIVÉ SALE
Author: Arunas R
Silverstone Auctions has issued the following press release:MOST BEAUTIFUL FERRARI EVER JOINS SALON PRIVÉ SALERegarded by many as the most beautiful of Pininfarina designs for Ferrari, an extremely rare 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L ‘Lusso’ is to be sold at Silverstone Auctions’ inaugural sale at Salon Privé on September 4th, estimated at between £1.75 and £2million.Just 22 right hand drive cars were built, with some reports suggesting that today just 17 examples remain. First appearing at the 1962 Paris Salon, the car generated much admiration for its exquisite proportions. This particular matching numbers car is so special thanks in part to the comprehensive restoration, which it received by respected craftsmen Auto Restorations NZ of Christchurch in the years to 2010.  Read more »
Jaguar F-Type Project 7 makes dynamic debut at Le Mans Classic
Author: Arunas R
Jaguar has issued the following press release:JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7 MAKES WORLD DYNAMIC DEBUT AS D-TYPE WINS LE MANS CLASSICF-TYPE Project 7 made its world dynamic debut in front of packed crowds at Le Mans Classic this weekend as Jaguar also celebrated the D-type’s 60th anniversaryThe Jaguar-entered D-type driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris took overall victory in Grid 3 – for cars from 1957-1961F-TYPE Project 7 completed demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type, and with fleet of F-TYPE R CoupésF-TYPE Project 7 will be Jaguar’s fastest production car to date: with 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, it will reach 60mph in 3.8-sec (0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec) with a top speed of 186mph (300km/h)F-TYPE Project 7 – the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date – made its dynamic debut in front of packed crowds during the Le Mans Classic race meeting over the weekend of 4-6 July.In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary – a car which won at Le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis – F-TYPE Project 7 completed its demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with several examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé.  Read more »
Watch & listen amazing Ferrari at Goodwood FOS 2014 [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:Once again, another Festival of Speed has come to an end. Ferrari fans will have numerous memoirs on which to reflect before next year’s event kicks off. Many stunning Ferraris, both classic and modern, were on display this year, turning a lot of fascinated heads. The Prancing Horse’s enthusiasts were excited to see so many of the current range cars, not least witnessing  the UK debut of both the California T and the 458 Speciale. Not one, but two fantastic LaFerrari’s were on display for the first time in the UK, together with a very special one-off car from the company’s Special Projects division.  Read more »
[FEATURED] 2014 Fratelli Frigerio Berlinetta FF
Author: Arunas R
The 50‘s and ‘60s - a golden age of artisanal custom-built cars may be well gone into the history books and museum artifacts. Nevertheless, there are still enthusiasts passionately remembering those old days when talented engineers had their cars designed, manufactured and tested with no aid of computers of state-of-the-art technologies which are so common today. In those days, engineering had components of long-term experience, know-how, learning by doing and testing as well as intuition for physics and dynamics. Those skillful individuals built sculptural automobiles which are highly admired and much appreciated even today when a half of century has passed.  A desire for beauty and speed, a nostalgia for the golden age of custom-building have resulted in many guises during decades.  Read more »