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[FEATURED] Hahn SP - owner's story
Author: Arunas R
Many of you may have well heard about Fiberfab – one of the most prolific kitcar manufacturer of all time. Established in California, USA in the mid ‘60s, this company not only manufactured a good number of automobiles but offered a wide range as well. Among them, was the Bonito – a Ford GT40-inspired VW-base two-seater coupe.This model in old days was manufactured not only in the USA, but also had its European versions made in the UK by various small companies like ACM, AED or Seraph and in Germany by Fiberfab-Karosserie. However, a very little known version – Hahn SP - was also produced in the continent of Africa.  Read more »
BEIJING 2014 - Audi TT Offroad Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Audi has issued the following press release:The Audi TT offroad concept show car - Study combines the sportiness of a coupe with the utility of a compact SUV- Powerful and efficient e-tron quattro drive with Audi Wireless Charging technology- Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “A glimpse of how we might imagine a new model in a future TT family”Audi TT offroad concept show car The Audi TT offroad concept breaks the mold, combining the sportiness of a coupe with the lifestyle and utility of a compact SUV. The four-door model, which Audi is presenting at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition, adds an entirely new expression to the Audi design language. Its plug-in hybrid drive with two electric motors and a system output of 300 kW (408 hp) provides for dynamic performance, yet consumes on average just 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (123.  Read more »
Morgan releases Plus 8 Speedster
Author: Arunas R
Morgan has issued the following press release:The new Morgan Plus 8 Speedster embodies all of Morgan’s core values and has been commissioned as part of a special line of vehicles to celebrate 100 years of vehicle manufacture at Pickersleigh Road.The Speedster, the latest evolution of the Plus 8, offers an even more invigorating driving experience inspired by a bygone era of stripped back, road going race cars.A 367 bhp 4.8 litre BMW V8 engine and a 6 speed manual or ZF 6 speed automatic gearbox propels the car from 0-62 in 4.2 seconds with a limited top speed of 148 mph.  Read more »
[EXCLUSIVE] - Jiotto Caspita - FULL STORY
Author: Arunas R
At the turn of decade when eighties met nineties, as a result of upswing economy was a rise of popularity for supercars. Spectacular trend-setting automobiles like Ferrari F40, Porsche 959 or a highly unique Cizeta Moroder V16T then dominated the field of top-class dreamcars. While both Germans and Italians were globally acclaimed for their much sought-after models, and while the Diablo was still to arise from the hell, three companies from Far East joined their forces and know-how to develop and manufacture what had to become a true street-legal supercar with all best racecar genes in its DNA. We are talking about nothing else but a forgotten Japanese supercar – Jiotto Caspita.It was 1988 when ideas of two gentlemen have reached the same point – to develop and build a supercar in Japan.  Read more »
BEIJING 2014 - Volkswagen tesases Golf R 400 Concept
Author: Arunas R
Volkswagen has issued the following press release:FIRST SKETCHES OF 400 PS FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE GOLF R 400 CONCEPT REVEALEDVolkswagen has released design sketches of the Golf R 400 concept car, ahead of its official unveiling at the Auto China show in Beijing on 19 April.As the name suggests, the Golf R 400 is an even more extreme concept version of the already powerful Golf R hatchback, with power increased from 300 to 400 PS.As well as a series of engine modifications to increase power, the R 400 features body and bumper modifications, flared wheelarches, uprated wheels and a reworked interior that includes motorsport shell seats with integral head restraints and belt openings.The flared wheelarches are deliberately reminiscent of those on the 1988 Rallye Golf G60, and most of the concept is painted in ‘Silver Flake’ metallic, in contrast to the gloss black roof and carbon door mirror caps.‘Lemon Yellow’ highlights on the outside include the horizontal stripe across the grille (which, like the chrome strip on the Golf R, continues into the bi-xenon headlights), while the interior stitching is also ‘Lemon Yellow’.  Read more »
2014 MG Concept EV
16/04/2014 2014 MG Concept EV (0) 
Author: Arunas R
MG has issued the following press release:MG CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY WITH GLOBAL CONCEPT EV DEBUT- MG displays current and future technology at SMMT London headquarters 16-28 April- Global debut of the Dynamo concept electric vehicle- Display co-insides with Beijing Motorshow where MG will be celebrating the marque’s 90th year- SMMT recently announced MG as the fastest growing automotive brand in the UK for 2014- MG90 celebration event at Silverstone on the 21- 22 June 2014Longbridge, UK, 16 April 2014 – MG celebrates the marque’s 90th anniversary year and looks forward to the next 90 years, with a display of current and future technology in central London today, including the global debut of MG’s concept electric vehicle.The display, to be shown at SMMT headquarters in Westminster, London, features current UK production models; MG6 and MG3, and the world’s first static preview of the small and fully electric MG. The Dynamo concept electric vehicle encompasses the latest in design and engineering technology from the iconic Longbridge based manufacturer.The Dynamo concept EV has been developed in order to fully understand European market demand for a small, electric MG. The concept vehicle is the latest MG to be created at SAIC Motor’s state of the art European Design and Technical Centre (SMTC), located with MG Motor UK, at the Longbridge site in Birmingham.  Read more »
NEW YORK 2014 - Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Land Rover has issued the following press release:LAND ROVER UNVEILS PIONEERING DISCOVERY VISION CONCEPTBold new vision for the New Age of Discovery: Smarter, more connected, more desirable and more capableAT-A-GLANCE- Discovery Vision Concept revealed ahead of New York Auto Show 2014.- Showcases the modern design language of the future Discovery family.- Pioneering Jaguar Land Rover research technologies feature, including smart glass, intelligent laser headlamps and gesture control.- Previews future Terrain Response system with Remote Control Drive, Laser Terrain Scanning and Transparent Bonnet head-up display.- Highly versatile, with innovative fold-and-slide configurable seating system for seven people, deployable event platform and social bench.  Read more »
Rezvani releases third and the last teaser of the Beast
Author: Arunas R
Rezvani Motors has issued the following press release:Today, Rezvani is unveiling its final teaser of BEAST before the sports car officially makes it debut next month.To go along with its impressive performance, BEAST was designed with aerodynamics in mind. Drawing inspiration from military fighter jets, renowned designer Samir Sadikhov gave this high-performance roadster an aggressive and aerodynamic profile.Built using full carbon fiber body panels, BEAST weighs in at a featherlight 1,550 lbs (703 kg).The Rezvani BEAST will make its world debut on May 5th, 2014.  Read more »
BEIJING 2014 - Peugeot Exalt Concept revealed
Author: Arunas R
Peugeot has issued the folloeing press release:THE PEUGEOT EXALT CONCEPT- DESIGN INNOVATOR FOR HEIGHTENED SENSATIONS- Imposing Concept car moves to heighten sensations- Radical styling and choice of materials make an impact at first acquaintance- Initiated with the Onyx Concept, EXALT places on show an array of potential materials and texturesWith EXALT, PEUGEOT unveils its imposing vision of the saloon car by following the approach initiated in 2012 with the Onyx Concept. EXALT aims to please the senses. It stands out at first contact by its radical styling choices and the materials selected.First seen on Onyx, the distinct line in the bodywork is reinterpreted by the association of bare metal and an efficient textile, Shark Skin, inspired by the unique texture of a shark’s skin.The remarkable acoustic comfort achieved inside permits the discovery of an array of materials – natural wool-based ‘chiné’ mixed fabric, aged leather, bare steel and ebony – used to finish the cabin.  Read more »
DiMora Motorcars reveals Vicci 6.2 in Taiwan [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
DiMora Motorcars put finishing touches to the neoclassic Vicci 6.2 on the 28th of March. Being a true modern-age incarnation of the Sceptre, made by Sir Afred J. DiMora in the late 70s, the Vicci is a pure neoclassic automobile. Its flowing lines remembers iconic style of Morgan or Auburn Speedster, yet this is an original design set for a very limited production numbers.  Read more »
BEIJING 2014 - Bentley Hybrid Concept confirmed for world premiere in China
Author: Arunas R
Bentley has issued the following press release:BENTLEY CHARGES FORWARD WITH HYBRID CONCEPT- Bentley to introduce plug-in hybrid technology to the luxury market- Additional performance and efficiency without compromise to luxury- Bentley Hybrid Concept showcases the technology in flagship Mulsanne- First application of hybrid power available in 2017 in the Bentley SUV(Crewe, England. 9th April 2014) Bentley is envisioning a powerful and even more efficient future with the Bentley Hybrid Concept – a technology showcase that previews Bentley’s first plug-in hybrid model, set to be a dedicated version of the all-new SUV available in 2017. The Bentley Hybrid Concept will be on display at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition on Sunday 20thApril.As the first luxury brand to present a plug-in hybrid, Bentley leads the way in bringing new powertrain choice to the luxury automotive sector. Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley Motors, comments:“There is no doubt that plug-in hybrid technology is true to Bentley’s values of outstanding luxury and effortless performance.  Read more »
BEIJING 2014 - Honda will show two new concepts in China
Author: Arunas R
Honda has issued the following press release:Honda to Exhibit World Premiere of Two Concept Models at the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2014) - Overview of Honda and Acura ExhibitBEIJING, China, April 8, 2014 - Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, today announced plans to exhibit the world premiere of two new concept models as well as new production models for the Honda and Acura brands at the 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2014, press day: April 20, 2014, public days: April 21-29, 2014). Overview of Honda exhibitJointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.  Read more »
Pegaso Dual Turbo - the stallion which didn't get off the ground
Author: Arunas R
Pegaso Dual Turbo – a stallion which didn’t get off the groundPegaso – a forgotten manufacturer of trucks, motor coaches and other heavyweight machinery – manufactured sportscar models Z-102 and Z-1903 for a period of seven year between 1951 and 1958. Established by Wilfredo Ricart, this Spanish, Barcelona-based, manufacturer used a badge of a Pegasus – a Greek mythological creature – the winged stallion. Being a symbol of wisdom and fame this well represented the marque whose models did not get that famous after all.However, despite a short period of existence Pegaso made a clear mark in the automotive history and distinguished itself thanks to the iconic styling. While the first V8-powered units utilized own factory bodies, later on coachbuilding companies like Italian Touring and French Saoutchik did their masterpiece work which we are still able to witness today.  Read more »
Laraki returns with a 1750hp Epitome hypercar
Author: Arunas R
We do rarely witness such unexpected world premier of highly exclusive and powerful hypercar model like the Epitome concept. The new model marks the resurrection of the Moroccan brand Laraki.It was 2002 Geneva Motor Show where Abdeslam Laraki unveiled his first prototype model – the Fulgura (the lightning in latin). Based on the mechanicals of Lamborghini Diablo, the car was intended to be a super powerful machine able to speed up to 398 km/h. A renewed design for Fulgura was brought to Geneva for the next show in 2003.  Read more »
Arrinera Automotive presents final design the Hussarya supercar
Author: Arunas R
Arrinera Automotive has finalized the design of their forthcoming production-ready prototype. According to the company “Hussarya's new design has become more mature and attractive.” Indeed the styling of the Hussarya has now become a sleek and aggressive. Even if reminds several other contenders of the supersportscar class, the Polish supercar has its own features which are dramatically changed in comparison with the very first prototype example revealed in the middle of 2011.The production car will be built around a specially developed chassis, designed by none else but the British supercar guru – Lee Noble.  Read more »
BEIJING 2014 - Citroen DS 5LS R Concept is previewed [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Citroen has issued the following press release:THE DS 5LS R CONCEPT CAR: PERFORMANCE THROUGH LUXURY AND TECHNOLOGYAt the Beijing Motor Show, DS will be presenting the DS 5LS R concept car, an all-new and unique version of the DS 5LS that showcases all the attributes of the production model, chief among them power and top-quality materials. Following on from the DS3 Cabrio Racing and DS4 Racing concept cars, the DS 5LS R highlights DS expertise though a blend of top-level performance and luxury fully in step with the DS spirit.The DS 5LS R concept car, making its debut at the Beijing Motor Show, showcases the DS 5LS launched recently in China.The DS 5LS stands out with its powerful body styling, featuring the sculptural and prestigious “DS Wings” grille fit on new DS models. The DS 5LS R emphasises the athletic character of the DS 5LS, highlighting the voluptuous curves of the production model.  Read more »
Rezvani Motors releases second teaser for the Beast
Author: Arunas R
Rezvani Motors has issued the following press release:Beware the BEASTOrange County, Ca., 03/31/14 — With the first teaser of BEAST™ hitting the web earlier this month, Rezvani is ready to unveil more details regarding its race-bred sports car.Track ProvenSitting on an already tried and tested chassis, BEAST doesn’t shy away from the race track. With its lightweight carbon fiber body and a six-speed manual transmission, those behind the wheel will be able to pilot the Rezvani BEAST around any track with impressive results, and endless enjoyment.The BEAST's driving dynamics provide tactile feedback and come with limited electronic interference.  Read more »
Mazzanti Evantra hits the track!
Author: Arunas R
Mazzanti Automobili has issued the following press releaase:We have long-tested it on the roads, but Evantra wanted the track. We have fulfilled it... and it was a great success!We have promised it and now just before our return to Top Marques Monaco Show, we have kept our word and took the Evantra to the track to see its performance in a sporty test.Evantra had the Autodromo di Modena for a whole day only for itself. In a private session, the facility closed for the public the Evantra had its baptism on the racetrack, performing a large number of laps and grinding many kilometers, to sharpen all of the numerous details of the sporty setup.  Read more »
David Brown Automotive unveils the Speedback [VIDEO] [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
Project Judi got the official name. Meet the Speedback by David Brown Automotive. A much teased, Jaguar XJR-based retro car was unveiled today. It is a real classic style sportscar for true admirer of the old and timeless design. A real XXI century incarnation of the legendary Aston Martin DB5 this brings old good times of coachbuilding back to our times.  Read more »
Trion Nemesis moves towards production
Author: Arunas R
Nowadays new supercar manufacturers pop-up and fade-out very quickly. Many of those proposed hypercars remain only on drawing boards or in the CAD graphic images which are common in a modern age.Among new conquerors of the area for high performance machines is the Nemesis by a new American startup company – Trion Supercars. This still little known California-based team aims to dominate European area with their ultra high performance automobile. The Nemesis will reportedly have a twin-turbo V8 engine capable of more than 2000hp!! Yes 2000, and this is load more than the super-advanced Koenigsegg 1:1 has put under the hood.  Read more »