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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 »
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 »
DMC teases Huracan Affari tuning program
Author: Arunas R
DMC has issued the following press release:[TEASER] DMC Huracán "AFFARI"We just received some leaked photos, that show more details about DMC's upcoming LP630 Huracán. The company has made itself a name for stunning Lamborghini styling & performance packages, their latest creation seems to be no different:The Huracán "AFFARI" is Italian for an "affair" - one most of us certainly wouldn't mind to have. DMC also noted that the internal project code is listed as "STAGE-H1", a reference to their breath-taking 3 Aventador kits the company has spoilt us with over the past few years. Does it mean we'll also be getting a wilder version later on?But first things first: The secret photos show us, that the "AFFARI" will receive a significant number of aero components. Styled to suit the the bull from Sant'Agata, the items support an improved road-thrive: The front bumper has received stunning tunnels which seem to be sliced by aggressive center swords.  Read more »
Two extraordinary automobiles will join Salon Prive 2014!
Author: Arunas R
Salon Prive has issued the following press release:OMNIUM VENTURES SA ENTERS TWO ULTRA-RARE BEAUTIES TO FAMOUS CONCOURS LINE-UP!1953 Delahaye 235MS COUPÉ MAKING ITS EUROPEAN DEBUT AND FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE AFTER 20 YEARSREGAL & STATELY 1931 HISPANO-SUIZA J12 FEATURING IN THE ‘FIT FOR A KING’ CLASSTOUR D’ELÉGANCE, 2nd SEP - STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, COTSWOLDSCHUBB INSURANCE CONCOUR D’ELÉGANCE, 3rd SEP - SYON HOUSE, LONDON.These two stunning beauties, alongside 70 other classics, will be vying for the ‘Best of Show’ trophy at Salon Privé entering the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance.  They will also join the 60 cars on the spectacular Chubb Insurance Tour d’Elégance; driving through 194 miles of idyllic English countryside.  1953 Delahaye 235MS COUPÉEntered in the ‘Dramatic Coachwork’ class, this is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind car that has not been seen publically for 20 years anywhere in the world!  First seen on the Delahaye stand at the 1953 Paris Auto Salon, just 85 examples of the ‘Delahaye 235’ were built, and this is the only example of its type to feature unique Chapron coachwork.Powered by a 3.  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 »
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 »
2014 Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Aston Martin has issued the following press release:ASTON MARTIN UNVEILS VIRTUAL DP-100 RACER FOR GRAN TURISMO®6Design Prototype 100 joins stable of Vision Gran Turismo racers in popular racing game for PlayStation®3Designed and engineered over six months by Aston Martin Design teamDownloadable for in-game play in July 2014Aston Martin is unveiling an exceptional new addition to the hugely popular PlayStation®3 exclusive racing game Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) in the shape of the stunning Design Prototype 100 – DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo.Developed in-house by the Design team at Aston Martin, led by Design Director Marek Reichman, DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo is a new, virtual-only GT racer that will be available for Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) owners to download in July 2014, following the global launch at Goodwood Festival of Speed.Starting with nothing but the traditional ‘blank sheet of paper’ the design team and design engineers worked for six months to create the new addition to the Vision Gran Turismo stable of race cars. Clearly pushing the boundaries of what an Aston Martin could be, DP-100 not only looks beautiful but also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity.The twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer offers up to 800bhp, endowing it with blistering performance fully in keeping with the high octane nature of the game.  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 »
Jaguar F-Type Project 7 goes into production
Author: Arunas R
Jaguar has issued the following press release:JAGUAR TO BUILD F-TYPE PROJECT 7: THE FASTEST AND MOST POWERFUL PRODUCTION JAGUAR(Whitley, Coventry - 25 June 2014). F-TYPE Project 7, the latest model in Jaguar’s acclaimed F-TYPE sports car range, is set to make its debut at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed on 26 June.F-TYPE Project 7 is the first Jaguar performance vehicle from Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operations team, and will be produced in an exclusive, limited-edition run of up to 250 units. Its distinctive roadster body, introduced in concept form last summer, pays tribute to one of the most famous and iconic racing Jaguars: the three-time Le Mans winning D-type, which in 2014 is celebrating its 60th anniversary year. F-TYPE Project 7’s name pays homage to Jaguar’s seven outright Le Mans wins.  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 »
This is Elemental RP-1
23/06/2014 This is Elemental RP-1 (0) 
Author: Arunas R
This is Elemental. A new road-race car is about to be uncovered this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. However, before a global premiere, a previously teased sportscar was unveiled virtually with further details being published by this British company.The automobile which is named RP-1 features a carbon structure ensuring both light weight and strength as well as under body aerodynamics. Thanks to the feet up seating position, the center of gravity has been pushed as low as possible, as well.  Read more »
UP Design teases Lucrezia sedan
Author: Arunas R
A Turin-based UP Design is teasing a new concept car. You may remember this small Italian studio by their first model – the sculpturesque Vittoria sportscoupe presented a couple of years ago. Now Umberto Palermo is making a world premiere of a new model – the Lucrezia four-seat luxury sports sedan.It will be next Wednesday – 25th of June – when the car will be uncovered at Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile “Avv. Giovanni Agnelli” in Turin.  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 »
Elemental RP-1 will debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Author: Arunas R
A specialty car niche of lightweight track-oriented roadcars is on the wave now. With recent launches of new models like Mexican VŪHL 05, Canadian Magnum MK5 or a British Zenos E10 this section appears to be the most promising one. A newcomer to join the range is named RP-1 and now it is being developed by a newly established company – Elemental Cars – based in Surrey, UK.This is set to be a track-focused road-worthy sportscar envisioned by John Begley – a skillful engineer having past experience in the development of the racing cars and supercars – McLaren F1, 12C and even P1 being in his portfolio. Mr Begley’s small team of professionals has a clear concept.  Read more »
Wörthersee 2014 - Volkswagen GTI Roadster Concept
Author: Arunas R
Volkswagen has issued the following press release:VOLKSWAGEN TO UNVEIL GTI ROADSTER, VISION GRAN TURISMO AT WOERTHERSEE FESTIVALDesign sketches show extreme GTI concept for the Sony® PlayStation® videogameHerndon, VA  — The GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo is a supercar that has been designed for a singular mission: the hugely popular Sony® PlayStation® videogame. This extreme and ultimate interpretation of the Golf GTI will make its debut at the Woerthersee Festival in Austria that begins on May 28th.Like the Design Vision GTI that debuted at the same event in 2013, the GTI Roadster, Vision Gran Turismo uses the Golf GTI Design DNA to create a strong sporting statement, with distinctive horizontal graphics.Powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo VR6® TSI® engine that produces 503 horsepower and a massive 491 pound-feet of torque, the GTI Roadster, Design Gran Turismo concept is ferociously fast, its speed exacerbated by the low-cut windshield.  Read more »