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EXCLUSIVE - Puritalia 427 makes world premiere in Milan [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
It’s been more than 2 years since the time the Italian, Napoli-based company Puritalia Automobili announced their plans to introduce a modern reinterpretation of the sportscar icon of the 60’s. Long hours of research, development, design and engineering passed since then and now the company took a step further to uncover what they’ve been working all this time – the Puritalia 427. The car was officially premiered during a global premiere at Superstudio 13 in Milan.The team lead by the Chief Designer Fabio Ferrante, who penned the car, and the CEO Paolo Parente did a really nice work on this modern classic roadster. The 427 is very compact.  Read more »
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus starts the engine of the SCG003 [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Following the original announcement made exactly one year ago, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus was truly putting bits and piaces altogether of the upcoming SCG003 road-race supercar. Not much technical exact information has been thus released thus far, however the team started the engine of the car for the first time and put this great moment on video! In addition to that, a new teaser picture has been released showing the front nose cone and a gigantic front splitter being unveiled. The world premiere of the much promising SCG003 is set for Geneva Motor Show, starting March 5th, 2015.  Read more »
2014 Infiniti CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Infiniti has issued the following press release:INFINITI CONCEPT VISION GRAN TURISMO LAUNCHING IN GRAN TURISMO®6 ON THE PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEMHong Kong – Infiniti today lifts the virtual covers off the INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo, a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future. It was created through close collaboration with the creators of Gran Turismo®, the racing game franchise developed by Polyphony Digital Inc. that has sold more than 72 million copies worldwide. The INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo will be available for download starting today 13:00pm (JST) in Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™) exclusively on the PlayStation®3 system.The INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo is a project that started as an ambitious global Infiniti Design competition to “design a pure Infiniti GT car”.  Read more »
Spyker companies declared bankrupt
Author: Arunas R
Spyker has issued the following press release:SPYKER COMPANIES DECLARED BANKRUPTZeewolde, the Netherlands, 18 December 2014. Today the District Court of Midden-Nederland, at the request of the administrator, converted the moratorium of payment, granted to Spyker N.V. and its wholly owned subsidiaries Spyker Automobielen B.V. and Spyker Events & Branding B.V. (collectively “Spyker” or the “Company”) on December 2nd, last, to bankruptcy.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - EDAG announced Light Cocoon Concept
Author: Arunas R
EDAG has issued the following press release:"EDAG LIGHT COCOON": THE ULTIMATE IN LIGHTWEIGHT CONSTRUCTIONBRILLIANT WORLD PREMIERE AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW 2015.The "EDAG Light Cocoon" is not just a concept study of a compact, dynamic sports car, but also an unprecedented projection of the ultimate in future lightweight construction: a complete, bionically optimised vehicle structure combined with a weatherproof textile outer skin panel, which marks a new dimension for lightweight construction and automobile aesthetics: backlight technology illuminates the skeleton-like, organic structure, and brings the "EDAG Light Cocoon" to life.Also involved in this extraordinary and visionary concept are outdoor specialists Jack Wolfskin. Their outdoor textile "Texapore Softshell" provides ideal weather protection for the "EDAG Light Cocoon".Following the success of the EDAG GENESIS this spring, engineering specialists EDAG have expanded their vision of a bionically inspired body structure.  Read more »
GENEVA 2015 - Rinspeed announces the Budii Concept
Author: Arunas R
Anyone but Mr. Frank Rinderknecht lacks innovative ideas. This Swiss innovator keeps bringing the most state-of-the-art ideas into automotive sector showing exciting and highly advanced prototype vehicles at Geneva Motor Show each year. Not an exception will be the forthcoming show. Mr. Rinderknecht’s company Rinspeed is preparing already the 21st concept vehicle for the show – the Budii.  Read more »
BOLOGNA 2014- World premiere of Vygor Opera
Author: Arunas R
Vygor has issued the following press release:Vygor Opera - born a new type of car - the RUV (Racing Utility Vehicle)Vygor Opera presented the world premiere to the press on December 5th at the Bologna Motor Show. The new car of the young artisan Italian automaker has unique features, for the first time a sporting dresses gown of an SUV and gives rise to a new category of car, the Ruv - Racing Utility Vehicle Vygor Opera is a car crafted in the purest spirit of Made in Italy, has a composite frame, a car designed for a sporty suspension with double wishbones and special shock absorbers that guarantee a great feeling on any terrain The permanent 4wd as with a petrol engine of 2 liter turbo with variable power from 300 to 400 hp ensure top performance and a great driving pleasure The interiors are handmade in genuine leather and Alcantara with four comfortable seats setting racing.Vygor Opera is a car that is made to measure, the customer has the opportunity to personalize their cars. The exclusivity is not limited to the combination of different body colors and interior, the client can draw Vygor its interior and choose your own accessories, can choose between a sports chassis or confortab, you can also choose a different internal combustion engine or a electric propulsion.Vygor projectVygor born 3 years ago from a group of car enthusiasts who with great courage has tried to write a new, small but significant page in the history of the car Made in Italy.  Read more »
BOLOGNA 2014 - Carrozzeria Viotti Willys AW380 Berlinetta [w/VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
A surprise debut at the Bologna Motor Show this year is the Willys AW380 supersportcar developed jointly by three Italian companies – world famous coachbuilder Carrozzerria Viotti Torino, design studio Maggiora Automobili and design consulting company F.D. Fast Design of Bologna. The gorgeous coupe named Willys AW380 pays a tribute to the Renault and Brazilian Willys-Overland partnership from 1962 to 1966. During this period the Sao Paulo-based manufacturer built just 822 unit of the Alpine A108 Interlagos. The two-door coupe then was equipped by a rear-mounted Gordini engine delivering 70hp to the rear wheels.  Read more »
Ferrari Sergio is revealed. First unit delivered in the UAE
Author: Arunas R
It was Geneva Motor Show in 2013 where Pininfarina together with Ferrari unveiled an amazing showcar – a 458 Spider-based Sergio. A tribute for the Sergio Pininfarina, who passed away in July, 2012 is a breathtaking speedster of the future. An incredible low and wide two-seater of the future would have stayed a one-off-a-kind creature, but Ferrari and Pininfarina took a decision to build six more examples of it. For exclusive, selected clientele, of course. These unique collector‘s treasures are already sold for lucky ones.  Read more »
BREAKING - Aston Martin reveals built-for-Bond DB10 [w/VIDEO] [UPDATED]
Author: Arunas R
Aston Martin has issued the following press release:UPDATED - Bond24 Announcement video addedBUILT FOR BOND: ASTON MARTIN DEBUTS UNIQUE CAR FOR SPECTRE- Aston Martin DB10 created specifically for new Bond film- Partnership with EON Productions spans 50 years of cinema history- Demonstrates the breadth of Aston Martin’s bespoke capabilities4 December 2014, Gaydon: Aston Martin together with EON Productions, the producers of the James Bond film franchise, unveiled Bond’s stunning new car, the Aston Martin DB10, on the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios.The luxury British sports car brand is delighted to confirm that James Bond will once again drive an Aston Martin in Spectre. On this occasion, it will be a model developed specifically for the film and built in-house by the brand’s design and engineering teams.Led by Aston Martin Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman, the design team worked closely with the film’s director, Sam Mendes, to create the ultimate car for the world’s most famous spy.Celebrating the great British brand’s half century with Bond, which started with the iconic DB5, the DB10 gives a glimpse to the future design direction for the next generation of Aston Martins.  Read more »
BREAKING - Ferrari FXX K unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FXX K AT THE FERRARI FINALI MONDIALI IN ABU DHABIMaranello, 2 December 2014 – Ferrari’s new FXX K research and development programme receives its world premiere next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The laboratory-car is based on Maranello’s first hybrid model and will grace the world’s tracks from next year onwards. The K in its moniker is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in maximising its track performance.Unfettered by homologation and racing regulations, the FXX K will never be used in competition. It was, in fact, developed to be completely uncompromising, incorporating technological innovations that will guarantee an unprecedented driving experience to the exclusive group of Client-Test Drivers with whom the Prancing Horse will roll out a test programme over the coming two years.  Read more »
[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 »