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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 »
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 »
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 »
[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 »
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 »
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 »
Icon Inc. announces a one-off Tesla-based Helios project
Author: Arunas R
Mr Jonathan Ward of Icon Inc. has issued the following news release:As ICON has continued to grow and evolve, I have been blessed witha community of support for our antics, and clients that really have allowed us to bloom and continue to explore our founding perspective. Although almost all of our projects thus far have been recreations (resto-mods, or whatever they are...) inspired by vintage vehicles, I am fascinated about the concept of revisiting history in our own way. To me, the most interesting way to do this is by celebrating a particular era of design, or design language.  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 »
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner will debut at Pebble Beach
Author: Arunas R
Mercedes-Benz has issued the following press release:Unique one-off model takes center stage at Pebble Beach: Unique one-off model takes center stage at Pebble Beach: the 540 K Streamliner from Mercedes-Benz Classic- Public premiere for tis trendsetting one-of-a-kind model dating from 1938- In addition: Mercedes Grand Prix racing car of 1914 recalls historic one-two-three victory of 100 years agoMercedes-Benz Classic will showcase the 540 K Streamliner at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elégance. Following extensive restoration and reconstruction, this extraordinary vehicle dating from 1938 will celebrate its international public premiere on the west coast of America. The 540 K will also participate in the Tour d’Elégance on Thursday 14 August, and exhibited at the Concours d’Elégance on Sunday 17 August."The 540 K Streamliner represents the embodiment of perfection in its purest form", says Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic and Customer Center. "The integrity of its overall design as well as numerous technical details do not only epitomise the innovative power of the Mercedes-Benz brand but also its expertise in the development of one-off vehicles to meet the very highest expectations in terms of design, comfort and customer benefit.  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 »
MOSCOW 2014 - RENAULT SPORT R.S. 01 get teased [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Renault has released the following press release:RENAULT SPORT R.S. 01 TAKES OFF THE WRAPSJust over a month ago, we revealed the body lines of our future sports car. Today, we can reveal its name: Renault Sport R.S. 01 . Paddocks, engine oil and burned rubber… Discover the first pictures of Renault Sport R.  Read more »
QUANT e-Sportlimousine approved for use on public roads in Germany and Europe
Author: Arunas R
The QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL® drivetrain concept has been approved by the District Government of Upper Palatinate Bavaria for use on public roads after detailed testing by SGS-TÜV Saar. Nunzio La Vecchia, chief technical officer at nanoFLOWCELL AG, was handed the official registration plate with number ROD-Q-2014 in Munich.After in-depth inspection by SGS-TÜV Saar this means that the vehicle with its nanoFLOWCELL® has now been officially approved for use on public roads in Germany and Europe as a whole.“This is a historic moment and a milestone not only for our company but perhaps even for the electromobility of the future. For the first time an automobile featuring flow-cell electric drive technology will appear on Germany's roads.  Read more »
OFFICIAL - Aston Martin confirm the return of Lagonda
Author: Arunas R
Aston Martin has issued the following press release:ASTON MARTIN CONFIRMS BESPOKE SUPER SALOON: THE FINEST OF FAST CARS- Exclusive super saloon sees return of evocative Lagonda nameplate- Innovative special project champions exclusivity- Strictly limited series production from early 2015 25 July 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin is today confirming a bespoke product programme for a new super saloon that will see the revival of the historic Lagonda nameplate in a strictly limited series.As has traditionally been the case, the Lagonda badge will once again sit proudly on a luxurious and exclusive super saloon.The stunning luxury super saloon revives the Lagonda ethos of ‘the finest of fast cars’ and will be offered exclusively in the Middle East, as a result of specific market demand.The return of Lagonda follows in the wake of other headline-grabbing projects such as the One-77 hypercar, V12 Zagato and last year’s CC100 Speedster Concept – then seen as the ultimate Q by Aston Martin car – which started out simply as a centenary celebration design concept and, as a result of exceptional demand, later turned into two customer commissions.Based on the brand’s existing flexible VH architecture, the new car draws inspiration from the highly sought-after William Towns-designed Lagonda of 1976 and features many of the same cutting edge engineering techniques seen in modern Aston Martin sports cars such as the use of carbon fibre in the body panels.  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 »