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[FEATURED] Short Ribs Special - a story of an unknown racing machine
Author: Arunas R
Recently, we have been contacted by Mr Dave Norton - an enthusiastic automobile builder – who together with his friend realized a plan make their own racing car.  This unique example was the result of the duo which had neither special means, nor huge expertise, but the result was a really unordinary car like no other built more than half a century ago. It is time to get acquainted with an unknown Short Ribs Special. Over to you, Mr Norton!My friend Russ and I built the Short Ribs Special in 1962, shortly after graduating from high school.  We had no experience in design or construction but we knew we wanted to race.  Read more »
LOS ANGELES 2014 - Galpin and Henrik Fisker unveils Rocket [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Galpin Auto Sports has issued the following press release:GALPIN AUTO SPORTS AND HENRIK FISKER DEBUT 725-HP “ROCKET”,BASED ON THE 2015 FORD MUSTANG, AT 2014 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOWRenowned Automotive Designer and Customizer Partner to Develop “The Ultimate American Muscle Car” – A Low-Volume Carbon Fiber-Bodied Super-MustangLOS ANGELES (November 20, 2014) – Galpin Auto Sports and Henrik Fisker finally took the wraps off of their “Ultimate American Muscle Car” today at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Following a short press conference, Henrik Fisker and Galpin’s President, Beau Boeckmann unveiled a low-volume production, carbon fiber-bodied, super-Mustang dubbed “Rocket.”The Rocket’s design is unmistakably inspired by specialty pony cars of the 1960’s and early 1970’s including the 1968 Shelby GT500. Anchored by an imposing hexagonal carbon fiber grill—which is split by a polished aluminum bar and wild horse running across the horizon reminiscent of the ’60’s Mustangs—the Rocket’s lines emanate from the front, through the long hood, over a set of sculptured flared fenders and converge on its integrated rear spoiler, belying the car’s extreme power and refined athleticism.“Mustang has been my favorite car for almost my entire life,” said Boeckmann.  Read more »
LOS ANGELES 2014 - Saleen presents FourSixteen
Author: Arunas R
Saleen has issued the following press release: Saleen Expands Electric Performance Vehicle LineupSaleen delivers the 1st Saleen Tesla model, and provides additional drivetrain options.Saleen Automotive Inc. (OTCQB: SLNN) Corona, CA – (November 20, 2014) - Saleen Automotive has begun deliveries of the Model S based Saleen FOURSIXTEEN, which comes only a short time after the successful new product launch in Pebble Beach, CA. This places Saleen Automotive Inc in an advantageous position in the rapidly growing electric performance car segment as the Saleen Tesla (ST) hits the streets.“Keeping with our core competencies, we’ve accomplished concept-to-production in a short time,” noted Steve Saleen, CEO of Saleen Automotive.  Read more »
Kia presents KX3 Concept at the Guangzhou Motor Show
Author: Arunas R
Kia has issued the following press release:World premiere for Kia KX3 concept at Guangzhou- KX3 concept previews a China-exclusive C-segment SUV- Bold design and SUV practicality for young, outgoing consumers- Advanced 1.6-litre T-GDI engine and four-wheel drive powertrainSEOUL: Kia Motors Corporation's joint venture in China, Dongfeng Yueda Kia (DYK), today unveiled the KX3 concept in Guangzhou, China, previewing a C-segment SUV that Kia envisions to offer exclusively for the Chinese market.Making its global premiere at the 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show, the KX3 concept's unique appearance is designed to appeal to young Chinese consumers who are looking for high-value, high-quality cars that reflect their passion for - and pursuit of - an outgoing lifestyle. Kia's latest concept illustrates what a compact SUV from the Korean brand could look like in a rapidly growing segment of the Chinese car market.The KX3 concept blends an SUV silhouette with sporty looks, featuring a coupé-inspired glass area, small rear spoiler, gently rising belt-line and muscular wheel arches.  Read more »
SUBARU VIZIV GT Vision Gran Turismo unveiled! [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Introducing the SUBARU VIZIV GT Vision Gran TurismoThe “SUBARU VIZIV GT Vision Gran Turismo” is coming soon to "Gran Turismo 6", available exclusively on PlayStation®3. This is a true sportscar with the most aggressive styling and vehicle specs in Subaru's history. The VIZIV GT delivers extreme performance while maintaining a level of drivability that allows you to be in total control.<...>About the SUBARU VIZIV GT Vision Gran TurismoVision Gran Turismo is a revolutionary project established for car enthusiasts all over the world.  Read more »
LOS ANGELES 2014 - Audi Prologue Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Audi has issued the following press release:The Audi prologue show car – launching into a new design era- Audi shows the benchmark of future design language in Los Angeles- Head of Development Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Perfect showcase of Audi DNA”- Head of Design Marc Lichte: “A foretaste of the future of Audi”Audi is launching into a new design era: At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Marc Lichte, Head of Design, is presenting the Audi prologue concept car. Lichte is giving the Audi brand a new styling direction in the large coupe.“When he moved to Audi, Marc Lichte launched a design offensive,” says Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Board Member for Development, who brought him to Ingolstadt in 2014.  Read more »
LOS ANGELES 2014 - Bentley present Grand Convertible Concept
Author: Arunas R
Bentley has issued the following press release:BENTLEY GRAND CONVERTIBLE REDEFINES THE LUXURY OF OPEN-AIR DRIVING- The most sophisticated and elegant convertible- Developed to signify Bentley’s intentions for the future- The ultimate expression of the British luxury automobileOn display at the Los Angeles Auto Show from 19th November alongside the new Mulsanne Speed sedan(Crewe, 18th November 2014) The ultimate expression of British automotive luxury is imagined with the Bentley Grand Convertible, the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley. Iconic yet understated in style and fashioned entirely by hand from the very finest materials, this unrivalled flagship of luxury represents the ultimate in powerful, sensuous roofless motoring.Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who unveiled the car in Los Angeles, commented:“This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare. With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways.          “We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car.  Read more »
Mazzanti Evantra shows up in Abu Dhabi
Author: Arunas R
Mazzanti Automobili has issued the following press release:From the Tuscan hills to the dunes, EVANTRA arrives in Abu Dhabi for the F1 GP. Then, it’ll continue its tour to the very exclusive showroom of Al Ain Class Motors in Dubai.The charm of Evantra strikes in the Middle East too. The Mazzanti Automobili supercar, of which the shapes are inspired by the Tuscan hills and that is more and more as one of the most exclusive supercars in the world, will have its glory premiere in the homeland of the dunes, in the "Galleria Mall", known as "the Abu Dhabi's finest most luxurious high-end retail destination ". Here Evantra will be the honor guest at Exclusive Super Sports Cars, the exhibition of the seventeen most beautiful cars in the world, one of the most important events to outline the F1 most important Grand Prix of the season, where the 2014 World Champion title will be decided.  Read more »
Honda unveils FCV Concept
17/11/2014 Honda unveils FCV Concept (0) 
Author: Arunas R
Honda has issued the following press release:Honda Holds World Premiere of All-New Fuel-Cell Vehicle, Honda FCV CONCEPT - Striving to Realize a CO2-free Society by Combining FCV with an external power feeding device and Smart Hydrogen Station –TOKYO, Japan, November 17, 2014 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled, for the first time in the world, the Honda FCV CONCEPT, a concept car for an all-new fuel-cell vehicle (FCV), and the Honda Power Exporter CONCEPT, a concept model for an external power feeding device that enables AC power output from the FCV with maximum output of 9 kW*1. The all-new FCV that will be based on this concept model is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by the end of March, 2016 and subsequently in the U.S. and Europe.  Read more »
Aston Martin unveiled Lagonda Taraf in Dubai
Author: Arunas R
Aston Martin has unveled the following press release:On 10 November 2014 Aston Martin CEO Dr Andy Palmer unveiled the stunning new Lagonda super saloon – the latest in a proud line of saloons revered worldwide as ‘the finest of fast cars’.Addressing an audience of media and VIP guests at the launch event in Dubai, Dr Palmer revealed that the Lagonda, will be known as the Lagonda Taraf in that market.Based on the brand’s almost infinitely flexible VH architecture, the new saloon 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 body panels.It is hand-built by the finest craftsmen and women at Aston Martin’s manufacturing facilities in Gaydon, Warwickshire, in a dedicated building previously given over to the creation of the One-77 hypercar.  Read more »
Pagani announces an exclusive Huayra Dinastia for China
Author: Arunas R
Pagani has issued the folllowing press release:Press Release — Dinastia Limited EditionPagani China Automotive Limited (PCAL) is Proud to present the new Dina. special edition to the public to celebrate the launch of PCAL operations in Hong Kong for China and Macau. This limited edition is a symbolic signature of a great emperor. The imperial power in dynasties is represented by dragons that are the major spiritual significance in the Chinese culture.During .  Read more »
Koenigsegg One:1 takes Volvo truck challenge [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Koenigsegg has issued the following press release:Koenigsegg One:1 takes on a Volvo truckThe world’s first Megacar goes up against a Volvo FH truck.  “When Volvo Trucks challenged us to a race, it was impossible to turn down,” says Christian von Koenigsegg.It all took place at Knutstorp racing circuit in southern Sweden. The track is a natural setting for Koenigsegg’s Megacar but not for a heavy-duty truck built for long-distance transportation. The difference between an FH truck and a sports car may not be as big as one first expects.  Read more »
Gemballa soon to finish production of the Mirage GT. Development on a 918 Spyder-based successor will begin
Author: Arunas R
Gemballa has issued the following press release:Just the two of usThe run on the last two GEMBALLA MIRAGE GTs has begunThe Porsche Carrera GT has always been legendary, even when it was still in production. As the GEMBALLA MIRAGE GT, this fascinating super sports car lives on, even eight years after production stopped. And its performance and exclusivity have increased. In terms of looks, the Leonberg-based company has come up with an almosttotally new car, still cutting quite a dash. The only bad news is that to conclude the series limited to 25 cars only two more will be built.  Read more »
Arrinera Hussarya runs for aerodynamic tests
Author: Arunas R
Arrinera Automotive has issued the following press release:Arrinera Hussarya: aerodynamics testsArrinera Automotive S.A. begun body aerodynamics and steering system tests on the Bielsko Biala airfield. This opens one of the final stages of the creation of supercar.Arrinera Hussaryas tests are conducted in a real-life conditions of a race track. Last year we tested the functioning of the chassis.  Read more »
Sultan of Brunei's Jaguar XJ220 will be offered for sale
Author: Arunas R
Silverstone Acutions has issued the following press release:EX-BRUNEI ROYAL FAMILY XJ220 OFFERED AT NECA very special 1994 Jaguar XJ220 will be offered in Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show on the 15th of November, at the NEC, Birmingham.Chassis no 220693 was hand built by TWR Jaguar in Oxford in 1991 before being exported to Brunei by special order of the Royal Family. The car remained as part of the world renowned car collection until September 2002 travelling just 1,412 miles in their eight year tenure.The car, estimated at between £200,000 and £220,000, returned to the UK in September 2002 and then became the property of flamboyant champagne dealer before moving on to the current owner.Commenting on the stunning car, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: “These incredibly rare cars are one of our favourite supercars of all time.  Read more »
Lister Cars talks about a hypercar project
Author: Arunas R
Lister Cars has issued the following press release:Lister success drives exciting plans for expansion and new Hypercar project- Lister riding high on re-launch success with sales totalling over £3m in 12 months       - Andrew & Lawrence Whittaker nominated for ‘Personal Achievement of the Year’ for their work with Lister at the International Historic Motoring Awards- Investors being sought for exciting new company expansion programme- Strategy to develop and launch all-new sports and Hypercar projectsRe-launched at the end of 2013, just at the turn of its 60th anniversary year, The Lister Motor Company has enjoyed an unprecedented return to sports car manufacturing, rapidly taking orders for their exciting anniversary ‘Knobbly’ sports racing cars from customers keen to buy into the heritage of one the most historic and significant of all the British sports and racing car manufacturers.In the past 12 months since Lister’s re-birth, the company has successfully sold nine of the limited run of its £350,000 ‘Knobbly’ anniversary cars generating an order book with a value of over £3million, whilst also establishing the ‘Brian Lister Trophy’ - awarded to the most successful competitor racing a Lister car in the historic racing scene. Furthermore, the father and son team behind the company’s re-launch, Lawrence and Andrew Whittaker, have also been nominated for the ‘Personal Achievement Award’ in the UK’s prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards.Now, the management team has announced its desire to expand the Lister business into new and exciting product development, with the intention of launching a new, highly sophisticated Hypercar that will return Lister to the leading edge of low-volume sports car manufacturing in the UK as well as Asia and North America.Lawrence Whittaker, Managing Director of Lister Cars, says: “Our aspiration has always been to return the Lister brand to the forefront of people’s minds.  Read more »
Magnum MK5 is heading to SEMA show in Las Vegas
Author: Arunas R
Magnum has issued the following press release:Magnum MK5 to be showcased at the SEMA ShowThe Canadian lightweight supercar has been invited to the annual event in Las Vegas MONTREAL, OCTOBER 28 2014 – The Magnum MK5 will be showcased at this year's SEMA Show, November 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, USA. In collaboration with Magnum's technical partner Ohlins Suspension, the MK5 will be on display in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center throughout the event. This marks the Magnum MK5’s first appearance at the SEMA Show. As the automotive performance industry's most regarded event, the SEMA Show is the perfect setting for the MK5 to show off its cutting-edge design and second-to-none build quality. The event's attendees will have the opportunity to appreciate the MK5's aggressive yet purposeful design which blends sleekness with forward thinking.  Read more »
Detroit Electric reveals final design of the SP:01
Author: Arunas R
Detroit Electric has issued the following press release:DETROIT ELECTRIC REVEALS STRIKING FASTBACK DESIGN FOR ITS SP:01 PRODUCTION MODELDETROIT, USA – 27 October 2014:  The final exterior design of Detroit Electric’s all-new, pure electric two-seater sports car, the SP:01, is revealed today as the company gears up for production.The lightweight, limited-edition SP:01 will be the world’s fastest production electric sports car when it goes on sale in Asia, Europe and North America, starting in 2015. Revealed as a prototype at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, the design of SP:01 has been subtly updated to further improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic performance, ahead of the start of production at a new facility in the UK later this year.The most striking element of the design is the bold new fastback configuration, which replaces the prototype’s flying buttresses on either side of the rear window. The exterior design has been optimised using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to provide enhanced airflow and reduce turbulence, for maximum performance and stability.  Read more »
Ferrari shows F60America at Beverly Hills [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:FERRARI CELEBRATES 60 YEARS IN THE USA WITH A GALA IN BEVERLY HILLSBeverly Hills, 11 October – Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary in the USA with a lineup of musical performances, a thrilling auction, limited-edition car reveal, and a boisterous spectacle of fireworks behind a scenic Beverly Hills backdrop.The Beverly Hills City Hall was bathed in rosso Ferrari with the emblem of the Prancing Horse displayed in grandeur on the building’s façade. Mayor Lili Bosse opened the evening with a proclamation declaring the commencement of the festivities for Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in Beverly Hills. The event was presided by John Elkann, Chairman of FCA, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of FCA and Chairman of Ferrari, Amedeo Felisa, CEO of Ferrari, and Piero Ferrari, Vice Chairman of Ferrari.Auctioneer David Gooding brought the guests to their feet as he auctioned the first of 499 examples of the newest 458 Speciale A.  Read more »
Detroit Electric SP:01 - teaser video
Author: Arunas R
Detroit Electric has issued the following press release:NEW DETROIT ELECTRIC BRAND IDENTITY SPARKS INTO LIFE- Detroit Electric announces refreshed corporate identity, including modernised company logo and new brand colours- Energetic re-brand represents evolution of original Detroit Electric logo and branding- Teaser video released hinting at forthcoming SP:01 EV sports car and supports ‘Pure Electric Performance' brand positioning- New-look website set to launch by end of this monthSupporting the launch of its new brand identity, which includes a recharged corporate logo and colour palette, Detroit Electric has also released an innovative ‘teaser' brand film and is finalising a new-look website that will support the introduction of the new corporate identity. The re-brand is the latest initiative in the company's marketing strategy as Detroit Electric gears up for the start of sales of the SP:01, and follows the announcement of successful prototype testing in June this year.The company's logo has been modernised to reflect Detroit Electric's pioneering and energetic values. A sympathetic restoration of the original round Detroit Electric badge, the new logo has been carefully evolved to reflect the brand's new colours of blue and white, while maintaining the art deco character and integrity of the original styling. The new logo will be displayed as a badge on the company's pure electric vehicles, as well as on future products, and for corporate communications applications.  Read more »