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Vygor Opera teased for world premiere at Bologna
Author: Arunas R
Vygor has issued the following press release:Vygor Opera - the world premiere at the Motor Show!!Vygor, the new italian luxury car brand, after a several process of setting and a maniacal attention to details, announces the World Premiere of Opera, the first RUV (Racing Utility Vehicle) in the world.Will be the Bologna Motor Show, scheduled for 6th to 14th December 2014, the stage chosen by Vygor for this historic event.Motor Show has scored over the years the italian automotive history, creating a strong emotional relationship with tha large number of spectator and for this reason Vygor decided to present at Bologna event its premiere.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Honda Civic Type R Concept
Author: Arunas R
Honda has issued the following press release:All-new Honda Civic Type R: unrivalled against the brand's iconic performance flagship models-  Unmatched performance compared to all previous Type R cars, including Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX- Thrilling turbocharged 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine producing more than 280 PS, sets new standards on power, torque and engine response- All-new ‘+R’ mode for enhanced on-track driving thrills- High-revving performance red-lining at 7,000 rpm, mated to slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission- Innovative new four-point adaptive damper system delivers ultimate handling for enthusiastic driving- Additional ‘steer axis’ system minimises torque steer for exceptional traction- Striking luminous blue Type R Concept model shown on Honda stand- With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type R. The all-new hot hatch – due in European showrooms next year – will be the most extreme Type R yet, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand. Power will come from a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series.  Read more »
McLaren presents 625C
27/09/2014 McLaren presents 625C (0) 
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:THE McLAREN 625C: THE FIRST REGIONALLY TAILORED McLAREN MODEL- New more refined and more accessible McLaren 625C created for the increasingly important Asian market- Based on the globally available 650S- Coupe and Spider models available from launchAs McLaren continues to grow its presence globally, the British sportscar maker has announced plans for its first regionally tailored model aimed at the Asian market. The new McLaren 625C offers the greatest level of refinement of any McLaren model to date, combined with the optimised driving dynamics all McLarens are famous for.The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren Automotive over the past two years, not least with the entry into China in September 2013. Sales are set to grow from 20 percent in 2013 to more than a third in 2014.The McLaren 625C is being launched in response to customer demand in the Asian region, sharing the visual drama of the 650S, but with an increased focus on day-to-day usability and comfort.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Ferrari 458 Speciale A unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:FERRARI 458 SPECIALE A: A NEW RECORD-BREAKING SPIDER499 cars to celebrate our most successful, award-winning 8-cylinder modelMaranello, 25th September 2014 – Ferrari is pleased to announce the Paris Motor Show world debut of the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta). The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.  Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Prancing Horse history, effortlessly marrying extreme performance with the sublime pleasure of drop-top driving. Its aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg.The 458 Speciale A sports the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 engine ever built by Ferrari.  Read more »
www.AllCarIndex.com hits a mark of 9000 marques!
Author: Arunas R
Today is a big and much significant day for AllCarIndex team, contributors and all automobile enthusiasts around the globe. Today we have surpassed an exciting mark or 9000 manufacturers cataloged on our website - World's Largest Illustrated Online Automobile Directory.No doubt, we would not have reached such an amazing result without a devotion and priceless help of our contributors and supporters. To name just a few, we thank for Francesco Maurizi, Sergei Yakovlev, Dmitry Sapranovich, Geoff Hacker, Steve Hole, Pal Negyesi, Chris Rees, Jose Geraldo de Fonseca and many others private individuals and car builders for their exciting cooperation, support and appreciation! Thank you guys! Without discussion you are the most competent automotive history experts in the world!www.allcarindex.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept - first official photo
Author: Arunas R
Infiniti has issued the following press release:Feasting the senses: Infiniti Q80 Inspiration- Infiniti unveils four-door concept that will lead to future model- Q80 Inspiration embodies the invigorated Infiniti brand- Fastback sedan showcases autonomy and powertrain technologiesHONG KONG / PARIS – The Paris Auto Show is fast approaching, and companies are jockeying for position in the eye of a media storm.Infiniti presents Q80 Inspiration: Infiniti's vision of category-breaking, supreme luxurious driving – a top-of-the-line, four-seat fastback that rises above the crowd. It's an audacious and elegant step forward for Infiniti as a global player designed to shake up the status quo in the premium large four-door club – a no-compromise ambassador of driver-centric powertrain and onboard technologies.At 15:30 local time on October 2 in Hall 5 of the Parc des Expositions de Versailles in Paris, Infiniti will introduce the progressive Q80 Inspiration to the media and provide a glimpse into its high-performance and efficient hybrid-electric powertrain implementation as well as additional technologies.In profile, Infiniti Q80 Inspiration extends to 5052 millimeters (198.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Mitsubishi shows first photos of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S
Author: Arunas R
Mitsubishi has issued the following press release:Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at 2014 Paris Motor ShowWorld Premiere of the Outlander PHEV Concept-STokyo, September 22, 2014 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the world debut of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show*. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model based on the Outlander PHEV 4WD SUV plug-in hybrid vehicle. * "Le Mondial De L'Automobile 2014." For more information please visithttp://www.mondial-automobile.  Read more »
Daihatsu presents 4 concept cars at Jakarta Motor Show
Author: Arunas R
Daihatsu has issued the following press release:Exhibition of Four Concept Cars and the COPEN at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2014P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor (“ADM”), a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (“Daihatsu”) in Indonesia, will premiere four concept cars and will also debut the COPEN in Indonesia at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2014 to be held from September 18 (Thursday) to 28 (Sunday).The UFC 3 to be exhibited at the Motor Show is a concept car evolved from the UFC 2 that was exhibited in 2013.  Read more »
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 »
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 - Peugeot Quartz Concept
Author: Arunas R
Peugeot has issued the following press release:PEUGEOT QUARTZ CONCEPT: AN SUV FOR THE FUTURE- Paris Motor Show Concept Car offers a new take on the Crossover segment- Outstanding design and use of innovative materials including digitally woven fabric- 500hp HYbrid drivetrain and i-Cockpit promise QUARTZ to be a thrilling driveThe PEUGEOT QUARTZ Concept unveils a new vision for the Crossover segment at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. This next generation SUV blends dazzling design with innovative materials and a powerful HYbrid drivetrain to create the ultimate premium family car experience."With the EXALT and QUARTZ Concepts, the Brand is showcasing its vision of the high-end automotive market. PEUGEOT is committed to developing exclusive concepts for its customers through outstanding design, innovative materials and unparalleled sensations." Maxime Picat, PEUGEOT Brand Chief Executive OfficerAn ultra-athletic crossoverThe strong, powerful and sporty style of the PEUGEOT QUARTZ combines the body of an SUV with the cabin of a saloon.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Renault EOLAB Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Renault has issued the following press release:WITH 1 LITRE/100KM, EOLAB IS A SHOWCASE FOR RENAULT’S INNOVATIONS IN FAVOUR OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND RISES TO THE CHALLENGE OF ULTRALOW FUEL CONSUMPTIONRenault presents EOLAB, a new prototype which explores ways to deliver ultra-low fuel consumption. It boastsNEDC combined cycle consumption of 1 litre/100km, equivalent to 22g of CO2/km.To achieve such low figures, the designers focused their efforts on three main areas: minimising weight, refining aerodynamics and using “Z.E. Hybrid” technology for all, a brand new initiative which permits zero emissions  motoring during everyday use.As an innovative showcase with an environmental core, EOLAB includes a very high number of technological advances that are destined to be carried over gradually to vehicles available in the showroom.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Citroen has issued the following press release:C4 CACTUS AIRFLOW 2L CONCEPT: JUST 2L/100 KMFaced with urban concentration, environmental requirements and economic pressure, customers today see fuel consumption as a key concern. True to its DNA, CITROËN is applying its creativity and technology to a new challenge with the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.A true laboratory for new ideas, the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept is packed with advanced technologies illustrating the ambitions and ability of CITROËN to develop new and innovative responses to the automotive challenges of the present and the future.With the C4 Cactus AIRFLOW 2L concept, CITROËN delivers consumption of 2l/100 km. A breakthrough fuel consumption obtained with:- optimised design with a 20% improvement in aerodynamics- lower rolling resistance (Tall&Narrow tyres)- efforts to use lighter parts and thus reduce overall vehicle weight by 100 kg- the implementation of Hybrid Air technology, which cuts fuel consumption by 30%.  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 »
PARIS 2014 - Citroen announces Divine DS Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Citroen has issued the following press release:DIVINE DS: CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF THE DS BRANDWith more than 500,000 vehicles sold worldwide in four years, DS is building on its success and is now a brand in its own right. Its latest creation, the concept car DIVINE DS, is a true expression of the brand’s DNA. Designed and created in Paris, France, it captures the very essence of DS:- unique styling cues: a 4-door, compact vehicle (4.21m) DIVINE DS immediately draws all eyes. Spectacular, elegant and enchanting, with a subtle shimmer in its metal grey bodywork.  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 »
Mazda unveils new MX5! [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Mazda has issued the following press release:Mazda unveils the all-new MX-5- Fourth-generation roadster shown to media at new event facility in Barcelona- Latest model features a unique KODO design and SKYACTIV TechnologyLeverkusen/Barcelona, 4 September 2014. Mazda revealed the all-new Mazda MX-5 this morning to an exclusive audience in Barcelona and simultaneously around the world at two similar events in Japan and the U.S. The fourth-generation model, which features a distinctive adaptation of the KODO – Soul of Motion design, received a very warm reception from around 250 media in attendance. It will go on sale in Europe in 2015.The all-new MX-5 comes with SKYACTIV Technology, including specially tuned SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and the first rear-wheel drive version of the SKYACTIV-Chassis.  Read more »