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Vencer confirms production model specs for the Sarthe
Author: Arunas R
Vencer has issued the following press release:VENCER PRESENTS PRODUCTION VERSION OF THE VENCER SARTHE MY 2015Vencer is proud to present the production version of the Vencer Sarthe. After a period of thoroughly testing and validation with pre-production engineering prototypes, the production version of the Sarthe for 2015 is now ready. In a new manufacturing facility the company is building the first customer cars that will have some key upgrades including; perfected exterior features, an advanced interior design as well as a brand new engine.Pre-production prototypeLast year a preproduction prototype of the Vencer Sarthe was revealed by Prince Albert II of Monaco at Top Marques exhibition in Monaco. Meanwhile Vencer has gone through a period of thoroughly testing with their last (red) pre-production car to validate all new technology for the production model of the Vencer Sarthe.  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 McLaren P1 GTR is uncovered!
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the folloeing press release:THE McLAREN P1™ GTR DESIGN CONCEPT UNVEILED: THE VEHICLE FOR THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE DRIVERS’ CLUB- Design concept previews the dramatic look of the ultra-exclusive track-focused racer- One clear goal: to be the best driver’s car in the world on track- Increased power to 1,000PS (986 bhp) from the motorsport-optimised 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine and lightweight electric motor- Built, maintained and run by McLaren Special Operations- Further details of bespoke McLaren P1™ GTR driver training programme confirmedTwenty years ago, the then soon-to-be-launched McLaren F1 GTR began testing ahead of an assault on the 1995 GT season. The track derivative, as the road-going version had done, rewrote the rule book and the claimed victories and titles across the globe in the years that followed, securing a place in motorsport folklore. Two decades on, and the covers have been pulled off the dramatic and purposeful McLaren P1™ GTR design concept during a private event at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event in California. The aggressive racing concept is a preview to the final model which, with a little under a year until production commences, has now entered the next phase as the development team works to hone and further optimise the ultimate track-focused racer.  Read more »
[FEATURED] Lange Pangea - Sculpture in motion [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Specialty cars is an exciting yet mostly rarely seen part of the automotive world. However, for those who live, breath and build exotic automobiles an excitement never ends. Feeling when the dream comes true, when the project gets realized into a true automotive sculpture is far beyond any description. Usually, manufacture of a scratch-built car takes long months or even years of development. A huge amount of planning, designing, redoing and human work is put into what will be a fascinating head-turner.  Read more »
McLaren 650S Sprint unveiled before Pebble Beach premiere
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:TRACK-FOCUSED 650S SPRINT TO MAKE GLOBAL PREMIERE AT 2014 PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCEMcLaren GT has today confirmed that it will premiere its latest model at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, with the wraps set to come off the track-only 650S Sprint. The stripped-out racer will make its global debut alongside a number of other models from McLaren Automotive, and completes the brand’s display with four global debuts planned for the Californian event, including the McLaren P1™ GTR.Based on the recently launched McLaren 650S Coupe, the track-focused 650S Sprint is fitted with developments to the Brake Steer system, even more refined active aerodynamics and a race set-up for the ProActive Chassis Control (PCC). These upgrades deliver a more engaging GT racing experience, without losing any of the refinement and balance found in the road car.As with the 650S, the aerodynamically optimised design of the 650S Sprint offers increased levels of downforce, and the revised air intakes carried across from the road car allow for optimised cooling of the 3.  Read more »
Pebble Beach 2014 - Bugatti unveils the final Legend  - “Ettore Bugatti”
Author: Arunas R
Bugatti has issued the following press release:Pebble Beach: Bugatti celebrates the world première of the final Legend “Ettore Bugatti”- The sixth and final model of the exclusive “Les Légendes de Bugatti” edition honors company founder Ettore Bugatti- This Bugatti Legend harks back to the Bugatti Type 41 Royale- One-off presentation of all six Legends models in CaliforniaMolsheim, 07 August 2014. As part of the Monterey Car Week (11 – 17 August), Bugatti is celebrating the conclusion of its “Les Légendes de Bugatti” edition (Bugatti Legends). One year ago, Bugatti launched the exclusive model series during the Monterey Car Week at the well-known and attended automotive events “The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering” and “Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance” with the first Legend. This year, the crowning conclusion will be held on August 15 at the same location with the world première of the company’s sixth Legend. It honors Ettore Bugatti, founder and patron of the brand, and is based on the historical model Type 41 Royale.  Read more »
Caparo teases T1 Evolution
07/08/2014 Caparo teases T1 Evolution (0) 
Author: Arunas R
Caparo has issued the following press release:CAPARO T1 EVOLUTION –  THE LIMITED EDITION FORMULA 1 INSPIRED BRITISH HYPERCARWe are now in position to be able to accept orders for this exclusive British engineered and manufactured vehicle. If you decide that the Caparo T1 Evolution is for you, you will become a part of a very small and very exclusive community.While the new edition of the Caparo T1 retains all of the race DNA of its predecessor, it also features ultra-modern aerodynamic looks, hugely improved technical specification and performance, and a range of professional race car support products and services that offer a superb track experience. The vehicle has been completely redefined for the next generation and benefits from:- Bespoke power train system with a 700bhp output;- Updated chassis to meet strictest safety criteria;- New suspension configuration for increased stiffness and performance;- Drivability enhancements including ABS, traction and stability control;- Improved driver comfort, cockpit information and driving experience;- Telemetry and communications system.A range of extras available at delivery or thereafter including Silver, Gold or Platinum parts and Virtual Engineer packages.  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 »
McLaren Special Operations return to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegence
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:McLAREN SPECIAL OPERATIONS RETURNS TO PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE TO SHOWCASE THE LATEST MODELSThree years after launching at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will return to the fairway of the 18th hole at the famous Pebble Beach automotive weekend with unique examples of the McLaren P1™ and the recently launched MSO 650S Spider.The bespoke McLaren Special Operations division was launched in 2011, and offers a full personalisation service for McLaren owners. The dedicated division grew out of McLaren’s Customer Care programme, which goes back more than 20 years to the days of the McLaren F1 roadcar, and continues to look after servicing and maintaining cherished F1s for owners, as well as undertaking personalisation work for all McLaren models.Commissioned by a North American customer, the McLaren P1™ to be shown features a host of bespoke options which subtly mark this car out, and is on display publicly for the first time. Using the famous McLaren Orange paint throughout to accent the aerodynamic form of the groundbreaking car, the Pebble Beach debut is a showcase of what MSO can offer on the McLaren P1™.  Read more »
OFFICIAL - Hennessey announces Venom F5
Author: Arunas R
Hennessey Performance has issued the following press release:Hennessey Venom F5: The Next GenerationWith the fury of a Texas tornado, 290 mph is within reachSealy, Texas—Here at last, the Venom F5, successor to the Venom GT. If you remember from Meteorology 101, the Fujita scale pegs the strongest tornado as an F5, with winds of 261 to 318 mph, so it’s a fitting name for this next-generation Venom that’s the very definition of power and speed. The F5’s bold, lower-drag shape, additional power and enhanced technology will push this Texas-built hypercar to velocities previously unimagined for a road-legal, series-produced vehicle.“We are very excited about this next chapter of the Venom, which brings forth an all-new design that is not only a powerful and unique statement that our clients are looking for, but a vehicle that will achieve even higher performance through improved aerodynamics,” said company president and founder John Hennessey. “We learned a great deal during the development of the Venom GT in breaking the 270-mph barrier, and we bring that experience to this new design as we look toward raising the performance bar even higher.  Read more »
PEBBLE BEACH 2014 - McLaren P1 GTR is confirmed
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:THE McLAREN P1™ GTR DESIGN CONCEPT PREVIEWED AHEAD OF PEBBLE BEACH GLOBAL DEBUTMcLaren will use its presence at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to showcase its ultimate track-focused model, the McLaren P1™GTR,  in design concept form.Conceived in response to requests from buyers of the road legal McLaren P1™ for a track focused edition of their car, and available for purchase only to this group as a fully comprehensive programme to include driving events, training and vehicle support, the McLaren P1™GTRwill go into production in June 2015 when the 375th and final example of the road car has been completed - two decades on from the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans win by the legendary McLaren F1 GTR.The McLaren P1™GTR is being designed and developed using five decades of race-winning knowledge from the pinnacle of motorsport.  Participants in the programme will have unprecedented access to the technologies, resources and expertise which have helped develop and train Formula 1™ champions.The McLaren P1™ GTR design concept will be unveiled during an exclusive preview at the McLaren Brand Centre on the 18th Fairway at the Pebble Beach Lodge at 18.  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 »
Edo Competition takes a delivery of the Porsche 918 Spyder
Author: Arunas R
Edo Competition - a German uber-tuning company has taken a delivery of the first of three ordered Porsche 918 Spyders. Sure these hybrid supercars will serve as a base for something big that will come out of workshops of Ahlen-based manufacturer. Knowing taht in the past this tuner took their hand on such extraordinary vehciles like Maserati MC12, Koenigsegg CCR and even Ferrari Enzo, the Posche 918 Spyder program will be a yet another stunning project of a well-established performance car specialist.  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 »
One-of-a-kind Ferrari F12 TRS debuts in Sicily [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the folloeing press release:A NEW ONE-OFF DEBUTS IN THE FERRARI CAVALCADE 2014Maranello, 22nd June 2014 – One of the 90 cars taking part in the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade was the F12 TRS, a one-off custom design making its public debut on Sicilian soil.Based on the F12berlinetta, the car was developed at a client’s request as an extreme, two-seater, open-top sports barchetta. One of the initial inspirations for the project was the 1957 250 Testa Rossa. In fact, the F12 TRS is Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team’s modern, innovative take on that legendary car’s spirit and pays homage to it in its moniker.Like all one-off Ferraris, the F12 TRS is the product of Ferrari’s now-classic approach of creating a truly integrated design.  Read more »
2014 Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Nissan has issued the following press release:NISSAN AND PLAYSTATION REVEAL FUTURE VISION-  Virtual supercar created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Gran Turismo® driving franchise- NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo hints at the future- 2+2 virtual supercar with advanced aerodynamic body Nissan today lifts the virtual covers off the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, Polyphony Digital Inc., the legendary PlayStation® driving franchise. NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo began life as dream project for Nissan designers who were given free rein to create their dream supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.Created by a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe, in London, England, the model was considered to have so much potential that it has benefited from input from an advanced engineering team based at Nissan Technical Centre in Atsugi, Japan.  Read more »
VILLA D'ESTE 2014 - FINAL RESULTS
Author: Arunas R
Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este has issued the following press release:Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014: Glorious tradition, radiant winnersMaserati 450 S awarded the Trofeo BMW Group +++ Opel Motoclub Supersport wins the Concorso di Motociclette +++ Thousands of fans of historic cars and motorcycles enjoy the “Days of Elegance” on Lake Como in the style of the Roaring Twenties and celebrate the “110 Years of Rolls-Royce” and “100 Years of Maserati” anniversaries.Munich/Cernobbio. The presentation of the Trofeo BMW Group set a glorious seal on the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 in Cernobbio, northern Italy, on Sunday. Visitors from around the world once again flocked to Lake Como in their thousands at the weekend to experience the parades of exclusive classic vehicles at the tradition-laden beauty contest for historic cars and motorcycles. The jury presented this year’s Trofeo BMW Group for “Best of Show” to the Maserati 450 S from 1956.  Read more »
Villa d'Este 2014 - A one-off Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato is revealed!
Author: Arunas R
Zagato has issued the following press release:Lamborghini 5-95 Zagato: the storyThe beginning of the collaboration between Zagato and Lamborghini dates back to 1965 when the Milanese brand conceived two exemplars of the Lamborghini 3500 GTZ on the mechanical basis of the 350 GT.During an official meeting in Sant’Agata Bolognese with Ing. Stanzani - body division - and Ing. Dallara - technical division - Elio Zagato, first son of founder Ugo, proposed the construction of a 350 GT with a special body for Marquis Gerino Gerini, former F1 pilot.Zagato received a shortened chassis and dressed it with a light aluminum body with surfaces and volumes adopting the typical Zagato cut-tail: a solution which originated from the philosophy at that time for racing cars with a Zagato body and transferred with success to a more comfortable and well refined Gran Tourism car.  Read more »
Mazzanti Evantra returned to Top Marques Monaco 2014!
Author: Arunas R
Mazzanti Automobili has issued the following press release:Evantra renews its look and attracts once again the eyes of best media and qualified visitors to the most exclusive exhibition in the world. Prince Albert of Monaco in primis, has convincingly showed his appreciation for the new model, long stopping in Mazzanti stand and complimenting with Luca Mazzanti for the Mazzanti Automobili’s  activity.Even a true connoisseur as Loris Capirossi showed his own extreme interest in Evantra , which he wanted to know all the technical details.Evantra immediately impressed the audience's attention for its unusual black camouflage livery, who stunned for originality.Not only that: visitors were enraptured with the new refined interior in Alcantara and soft leather Luxpel, totally natural and aniline treated; with the carbon fiber steering wheel with display and data acquisition telemetry coupled to the new dashboard AIM totally digital; with the new commands, paddle shift plus Manettino, selecting the robotized CIMA gearbox by Automac Engineering.  Read more »
Trident reveals Iceni Magna and Tourer
Author: Arunas R
Not often we do get to hear from a camp of an exotic British car maker –Trident Sportscars. The last occasion was in 2012, when their Iceni model was announced and demonstrated at Salon Prive, London. Today Trident Sportscars announced a global availability for two new versions of the model – Iceni Magna (fastback) and Iceni Venturer (estate).The car is being named as world’s fastest diesel supercar and is powered by a 6.6-liter turbo V8 engine developing 395hp and 700lb.  Read more »