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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 »
PARIS 2014 - Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept teased
Author: Arunas R
Infiniti has issued the following press release:INFINITI Q80 INSPIRATION: THE PREMIUM PROGRESSIVEHong Kong/Paris – At 15:30, Thursday, October 2nd 2014, Hall 5 of the Parc des Expositions de Versailles in Paris, Infiniti shows a concept car that foreshadows an audacious top-of-the-line model.Named Q80 Inspiration, the intent of the low-slung, ingeniously aggressive four-passenger fastback is to demonstrate to the premium world just how Infiniti aims to play its part.Its very dimensions place the Q80 Inspiration clearly at the peak of the Infiniti range.A flashpoint for the company’s intuitive human-centric style and onboard technological ambition, the Q80 Inspiration long-leggedfastback proves that Infiniti intends to drive in and disturb the status quo.You’ll see complete featured details first-hand on October 2nd, when all will be revealed.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Mitsubishi teases Outlander PHEV Concept-S
Author: Arunas R
Mitusbishi has issued the following press release:MITSUBISHI MOTORS @ 2014 PARIS MOTOR SHOWParis, September 2, 2014 - Two years after it premiered its successful Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid electric Twin Motor SUV/crossover at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has elected the "Mondial de L'Automobile" again – this time to unveil another PHEV vehicle: Outlander PHEV Concept-S. Sporty & SophisticatedThe Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model MMC proposes as a special package of the Outlander PHEV production model that has a refined interior and exterior design that magnifies the Outlander PHEV's unique driving experience.The Outlander PHEV Concept-S takes "Sporty and Sophisticated" as the theme for its design. This refined design expresses the unique combination of spirited 4x4 performance from its twin-motor PHEV system, soothing silent running, and superior on-road performance.  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 »
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 »