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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 »
LOS ANGELES 2014 - Audi prepares a new concept car
Author: Arunas R
Audi has issued the following press release:Audi show car for Los Angeles – beginning of a new era of design- Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg and Head of Design Marc Lichte present revolutionary concept car- New design idiom embodies the progressive values of Audi- Concept car opens new perspectives in automotive designAudi, the leading brand in automotive design, is launching into a new era of design. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, which begins on November 19, the brand with the four rings is presenting the first show car that bears the signature of the new Head of Design Marc Lichte.For 45 year old Lichte, who was appointed Head of Audi Design in February 2014, the core competences of the brand – sportiness, lightweight design and quattro drive – all have a high level of importance. In a highly emotional and new design idiom, Marc Lichte communicates the technical competence and uncompromising product quality of the Audi brand – vehicle design is becoming an even stronger expression of progressive technology.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - FIRST LIVE PHOTOS - GALLERY
Author: Arunas R
World premieres of concept and and prototypes!.  Read more »
BREAKING - Ferrari F60America unveiled!
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:Maranello, October 10th 2014. To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving – and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall. The decision to produce such a strictly limited edition pays homage to another great tradition.  Read more »
Minerva releases more details and photos of the upcoming JM Brabazon
Author: Arunas R
Minerva Automobiles has issued the folloeing press relese:THE FIRST LUXURY AUTOMOBILE IN THE WORLD We tend to forget the origin of things. The way we, as men, have had to travel to achieve our pinnacle. And most likely, we are still far from what we will achieve in the coming decades.We can count the most prominent automotive manufacturers on one hand. On October 15th, 1897 Sylvain de Jong founded in London & Antwerp the one that is considered to be the first luxury automobile brand in the world.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Lamborghini has issued the following press release:Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 unveiled at the 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile Pioneering a new vision of mobility:First Lamborghini Plug-in Hybrid technology demonstrator- First plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology demonstrator providing a new Lamborghini cruising experience with superior power, daily drivability and comfort- Hybrid system power: V10 5,2 l naturally aspirated engine combined with three electric motors delivers a total power of 669 kW/910 hp, enough for acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 3.0 s and a top speed of 320 km/h- CO2 emissions of 98 g/km and 50 km pure electric range- Breakthrough technological architecture in an innovative carbon fiber monocoque with a body designed in a new, unexpected and sensual way, respecting Lamborghini heritageParis, 1 October 2014 - Automobili Lamborghini unveils its first plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology demonstrator, the Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4, making its world debut at the 2014 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile. Clearly a Lamborghini, Asterion is a conceptual car housing a plug-in hybrid powertrain designed to Lamborghini objectives: The Asterion defines a solution to significantly reducing CO2 emissions through technologies available today, guaranteeing the unique Lamborghini driving feel with a smooth and reactive driveability and with superior power, including an exceptional pure electric range of 50 km.Conceived and developed entirely in-house by Lamborghini, the Asterion LPI 910-4 takes the design and cutting-edge engineering expertise found in the current Lamborghini product range, adding innovative hybrid technology, creating thus a Lamborghini that is clearly different – with a new, unexpected and sensual design, in line with the technical characteristics of the car – but yet is still unmistakably a Lamborghini.The RationaleAsterion is a technology demonstrator representing a Lamborghini model that could be realistically produced today, using technologies currently available and drawing on Lamborghini’s own expertise.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Volkswagen flies in with XL Sport Concept [VIDEO]
Author: Arunas R
Volkswagen has issued the following press release:World premiere of the XL SportWorld premiere of the XL Sport featuring high-tech Ducati engine:Volkswagen showcases super-efficient concept sports carIcons – XL Sport powered by V2 engine from Ducati SuperleggeraPure efficiency – 200 PS gives new XL Sport a top speed of 270 km/hTen key facts about the world premiere of the XL Sport:1. The XL Sport was developed on the basis of the XL1.2. The vehicle is propelled by the world's most powerful two-cylinder engine.3. The Ducati V2 engine generates 147 kW / 200 PS.4. Aerodynamics of the XL Sport are better than those of any other sports car.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Audi TT Sportback Concept
Author: Arunas R
Audi has issued the following press release:The sportiness of the Audi TT redesigned: The Audi TT Sportback concept show car- Sporty elongated sculpture: Concept study reinterprets Audi TT- Board Member for Development Prof. Dr. Hackenberg: “TT Sportback concept unites two concepts to form a new member of a potential TT family”- Four-cylinder TFSI provides 400 hp, maximum torque 450 Nm (331.9 lb-ft)A speedy sports car with four seats and five doors – Audi is presenting the TT Sportback concept at the Paris Motor Show. The exterior of the show car invokes the design idiom of the classic TT, developing it into a new, elongated sculpture. It is driven by a high-powered 2.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept unveiled!
Author: Arunas R
Infiniti has issued the following press release:THE Q80 INSPIRATION: A BRAVE STATEMENT OF INTENT- Aggressively-proportioned Q80 Inspiration marks Infiniti’s first foray into the premium saloon category- Autonomous driving technology, human-centric interiors and bold design highlights Infiniti’s creative approach to the segment- Smart, eco-friendly hybrid powertrain hints at future engine and powertrain expansionHong Kong – Infiniti’s first foray into the upper echelons of the premium saloon category comes in the alluring shape of the Q80 Inspiration – a bold concept that hints at future Infiniti design language and smart powertrain technology.From the convention-breaking proportions and arresting body styling, the full-size Infiniti Q80 Inspiration four-door fastback marks a brave and innovative conceptual charge into a challenging sector.“The Q80 Inspiration concept was born to disrupt the premium saloon category,” said Francois Bancon, Infiniti Vice President, Product Strategy. “We aim to do this with elegance, style, and emotion.“Q80 Inspiration is how we see the future in terms of moving people in the higher end of our portfolio.  Read more »
Vygor Opera teased for world premiere at Bologna
Author: Arunas R
Vygor has issued the following press release:Vygor Opera - the world premiere at the Motor Show!!Vygor, the new italian luxury car brand, after a several process of setting and a maniacal attention to details, announces the World Premiere of Opera, the first RUV (Racing Utility Vehicle) in the world.Will be the Bologna Motor Show, scheduled for 6th to 14th December 2014, the stage chosen by Vygor for this historic event.Motor Show has scored over the years the italian automotive history, creating a strong emotional relationship with tha large number of spectator and for this reason Vygor decided to present at Bologna event its premiere.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Honda Civic Type R Concept
Author: Arunas R
Honda has issued the following press release:All-new Honda Civic Type R: unrivalled against the brand's iconic performance flagship models-  Unmatched performance compared to all previous Type R cars, including Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX- Thrilling turbocharged 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine producing more than 280 PS, sets new standards on power, torque and engine response- All-new ‘+R’ mode for enhanced on-track driving thrills- High-revving performance red-lining at 7,000 rpm, mated to slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission- Innovative new four-point adaptive damper system delivers ultimate handling for enthusiastic driving- Additional ‘steer axis’ system minimises torque steer for exceptional traction- Striking luminous blue Type R Concept model shown on Honda stand- With the automotive world about to descend on the 2014 Mondial de l’Automobile, Honda has released exciting new details about its eagerly anticipated Civic Type R. The all-new hot hatch – due in European showrooms next year – will be the most extreme Type R yet, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand. Power will come from a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series.  Read more »
McLaren presents 625C
27/09/2014 McLaren presents 625C (0) 
Author: Arunas R
McLaren has issued the following press release:THE McLAREN 625C: THE FIRST REGIONALLY TAILORED McLAREN MODEL- New more refined and more accessible McLaren 625C created for the increasingly important Asian market- Based on the globally available 650S- Coupe and Spider models available from launchAs McLaren continues to grow its presence globally, the British sportscar maker has announced plans for its first regionally tailored model aimed at the Asian market. The new McLaren 625C offers the greatest level of refinement of any McLaren model to date, combined with the optimised driving dynamics all McLarens are famous for.The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren Automotive over the past two years, not least with the entry into China in September 2013. Sales are set to grow from 20 percent in 2013 to more than a third in 2014.The McLaren 625C is being launched in response to customer demand in the Asian region, sharing the visual drama of the 650S, but with an increased focus on day-to-day usability and comfort.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Ferrari 458 Speciale A unveiled
Author: Arunas R
Ferrari has issued the following press release:FERRARI 458 SPECIALE A: A NEW RECORD-BREAKING SPIDER499 cars to celebrate our most successful, award-winning 8-cylinder modelMaranello, 25th September 2014 – Ferrari is pleased to announce the Paris Motor Show world debut of the 458 Speciale A (A as in Aperta). The new limited edition special series is a celebration of the dazzling success of the various versions of the 458, a model that has collected an array of international motoring media awards and track victories, not least a double WEC title and category wins in classic endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring.  Dedicated to just 499 Ferrari collectors, the 458 Speciale A is the most powerful spider in Prancing Horse history, effortlessly marrying extreme performance with the sublime pleasure of drop-top driving. Its aluminium retractable hard top, which takes a mere 14 seconds to deploy or retract, helps reduce the weight difference with the Speciale coupé to just 50 kg.The 458 Speciale A sports the most powerful naturally-aspirated road-going V8 engine ever built by Ferrari.  Read more »
www.AllCarIndex.com hits a mark of 9000 marques!
Author: Arunas R
Today is a big and much significant day for AllCarIndex team, contributors and all automobile enthusiasts around the globe. Today we have surpassed an exciting mark or 9000 manufacturers cataloged on our website - World's Largest Illustrated Online Automobile Directory.No doubt, we would not have reached such an amazing result without a devotion and priceless help of our contributors and supporters. To name just a few, we thank for Francesco Maurizi, Sergei Yakovlev, Dmitry Sapranovich, Geoff Hacker, Steve Hole, Pal Negyesi, Chris Rees, Jose Geraldo de Fonseca and many others private individuals and car builders for their exciting cooperation, support and appreciation! Thank you guys! Without discussion you are the most competent automotive history experts in the world!www.allcarindex.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept - first official photo
Author: Arunas R
Infiniti has issued the following press release:Feasting the senses: Infiniti Q80 Inspiration- Infiniti unveils four-door concept that will lead to future model- Q80 Inspiration embodies the invigorated Infiniti brand- Fastback sedan showcases autonomy and powertrain technologiesHONG KONG / PARIS – The Paris Auto Show is fast approaching, and companies are jockeying for position in the eye of a media storm.Infiniti presents Q80 Inspiration: Infiniti's vision of category-breaking, supreme luxurious driving – a top-of-the-line, four-seat fastback that rises above the crowd. It's an audacious and elegant step forward for Infiniti as a global player designed to shake up the status quo in the premium large four-door club – a no-compromise ambassador of driver-centric powertrain and onboard technologies.At 15:30 local time on October 2 in Hall 5 of the Parc des Expositions de Versailles in Paris, Infiniti will introduce the progressive Q80 Inspiration to the media and provide a glimpse into its high-performance and efficient hybrid-electric powertrain implementation as well as additional technologies.In profile, Infiniti Q80 Inspiration extends to 5052 millimeters (198.  Read more »
PARIS 2014 - Mitsubishi shows first photos of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S
Author: Arunas R
Mitsubishi has issued the following press release:Mitsubishi Motors Lineup at 2014 Paris Motor ShowWorld Premiere of the Outlander PHEV Concept-STokyo, September 22, 2014 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) will present the world debut of the Outlander PHEV Concept-S at the 2014 Paris Motor Show*. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a concept model based on the Outlander PHEV 4WD SUV plug-in hybrid vehicle. * "Le Mondial De L'Automobile 2014." For more information please visithttp://www.mondial-automobile.  Read more »
Daihatsu presents 4 concept cars at Jakarta Motor Show
Author: Arunas R
Daihatsu has issued the following press release:Exhibition of Four Concept Cars and the COPEN at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2014P.T. Astra Daihatsu Motor (“ADM”), a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (“Daihatsu”) in Indonesia, will premiere four concept cars and will also debut the COPEN in Indonesia at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2014 to be held from September 18 (Thursday) to 28 (Sunday).The UFC 3 to be exhibited at the Motor Show is a concept car evolved from the UFC 2 that was exhibited in 2013.  Read more »
Silvermine SR11 - exterior looks and preliminar specifications announced
Author: Arunas R
Silvermine has issued the following press release:Silvermine presents the exterior design for the new 11SR, a track day dedicated racer. Classically sensual lines meet a very straight-forward and functional race chassis. Production of this new body is now taking shape.Exterior designStarting point for the design process was the already finished chassis built by engineer and maritime designer Frank van Rouendal. The exterior design was developed afterwards in a new phase of the project.  Read more »
Vencer confirms production model specs for the Sarthe
Author: Arunas R
Vencer has issued the following press release:VENCER PRESENTS PRODUCTION VERSION OF THE VENCER SARTHE MY 2015Vencer is proud to present the production version of the Vencer Sarthe. After a period of thoroughly testing and validation with pre-production engineering prototypes, the production version of the Sarthe for 2015 is now ready. In a new manufacturing facility the company is building the first customer cars that will have some key upgrades including; perfected exterior features, an advanced interior design as well as a brand new engine.Pre-production prototypeLast year a preproduction prototype of the Vencer Sarthe was revealed by Prince Albert II of Monaco at Top Marques exhibition in Monaco. Meanwhile Vencer has gone through a period of thoroughly testing with their last (red) pre-production car to validate all new technology for the production model of the Vencer Sarthe.  Read more »