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Volkswagen unwraps Golf R Cabriolet and Golf GTI Cabriolet concepts at Wörthersee

Volkswagen unwraps Golf R Cabriolet and Golf GTI Cabriolet concepts at Wörthersee

Volkswagen has released the following press release:Volkswagen News at Wörthersee: Powerful 270 PS Golf R revealed as cabriolet concept!Cruiser: open-top Golf R at full strength even in lowest speed rangeStrong look: debut of Golf R Concept at WörtherseeWolfsburg / Reifnitz, 02 June 2011 - Volkswagen has travelled to the largest GTI Meet in the world at Wörthersee with an entire fleet of new models, concept cars and accessory highlights. After revealing the new Golf GTI Edition 35 in a world debut, the company that invented the GTI will be pulling the veils off some other secret projects of a sporty nature: Volkswagen is presenting the Golf R Cabriolet as a concept car with 270 PS of power and a top speed of 250 km/h; it is a fascinating thought experiment in cabrio dynamics. This “power cabrio” also demonstrates the inexhaustible potential of the Golf. But there is more news as well: other concept cars such as the Golf R Concept and the latest original accessories will make the GTI Meet (until June 4th) a mecca for every Volkswagen fan.Golf R Cabriolet concept: Volkswagen just recently introduced the new Golf Cabriolet, and the designers and engineers of Volkswagen R GmbH have already come up with an extremely sporty variant of this model: the Golf R Cabriolet Concept.

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2011 Skoda Fabia RS 2000 Concept presented at Wörthersee

2011 Skoda Fabia RS 2000 Concept presented at Wörthersee

Skoda has released the following press release:ŠKODA at GTI-Treffen in Wörthersee30th annual cult meetFabia RS 2000 design concept created especially for the jubilee meetingFabia Monte Carlo, Fabia RS and rally Fabia Super 2000 underscore the brand presentation Mladá Boleslav, 2. June 2010 – This year’s GTI-Treffen in Reifnitz, by Lake Wörthersee, is set to attract tuning fans from all over Europe for the thirtieth time at the beginning of June, and ŠKODA will once again be in the thick of the action, showcasing the Fabia RS 2000 design concept prepared especially for this anniversary meeting, the rally Fabia Super 2000, the sporty Fabia RS and the all-action Fabia Monte Carlo. Besides the latest innovations in its sports models, ŠKODA will be offering a packed programme of entertainment.“These days, the GTI-Treffen is rightly hailed by fans of powerful engines and sporty customization as the Mecca of car tuning,” says ŠKODA boss Winfried Vahland. “Anyone who comes to the event once never wants to miss another year of this fascinating get-together.

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2011 Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept

2011 Audi A1 Clubsport Quattro Concept

Audi has released the following press release:Audi at “Wörthersee Tour 2011” Audi presents the A1 clubsport quattro showcar at the Wörthersee New adhesive film decals in accessories program for the A1 family Experience the Audi A1 clubsport quattro at world.needforspeed.comIt gives the impression of having just emerged from the shop, freshly painted, on its way to the first rollout on the race track. The Audi A1 clubsport quattro is a one-off vehicle built to the limits of technology for breathtaking dynamics. Audi is presenting the showcar in Reifnitz, in the Austrian state of Kärnten, at the Wörtherseetour 2011.

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[DISCOVERED!] Baldelli Murena - PART II

[DISCOVERED!] Baldelli Murena - PART II

Here's the second part of the fascinating Baldelli Murena story (for the previous part, please click here).It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but an exciting high-quality period video is worth thousands of pictures. Enjoy the Baldelli Murena in motion!The video (in French) is courtesy of Ms. Debora Baldelli, the daughter of Mr. Giorgio Baldelli.

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Life Ball MINI 2011 by DSQUARED2

Life Ball MINI 2011 by DSQUARED2

Mini has released the following press release:DSQUARED² presents exclusive Life Ball MINI 2011. Creative car design for the benefit of Aids Life.Munich/Vienna. Dean and Dan Caten, better known as the Canadian designer duo DSQUARED², today unveil their exclusive Life Ball MINI 2011 in Vienna. The twin brothers refashioned their MINI Cooper S to ensure that it would be armed for adventures of all kinds.

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A real stunner - Aston Martin V12 Zagato is unveiled!

A real stunner - Aston Martin V12 Zagato is unveiled!

Aston Martin / Zagato has released the following press release:Aston Martin unveils new V12 ZagatoIn 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato, Aston Martin introduces a modern interpretation of the famous Aston Martin and Zagato collaborationNew V12 Zagato concept to be premiered at the Villa D’Este Concours on 21st May to gauge customer interestThe V12 Zagato will appear in the form of an endurance race car to compete at the Nürburgring 24 hour race on 25/26 June; following tradition of recent new Aston MartinsGaydon / Lake Como, 20 May 2011. Aston Martin will unveil the stunning new V12 Zagato endurance racer concept on the shores of Lake Como, Italy at the Villa D’Este Concours tomorrow.Reviving a collaboration which has produced some of the most beautiful and sought-after cars in the world, the partnership takes inspiration from the past, to create a modern descendent of classics such as the DB4GT Zagato, V8 Vantage Zagato and DB7 Zagato based on Aston Martin’s ultimate performance interpretation of the Vantage range: the V12 Vantage.Dr Ulrich Bez, CEO of Aston Martin said: “The Zagato design language is a perfect complement to our design and engineering expertise. After 50 years of the two companies being associated with each other the partnership has produced some of the world’s most iconic cars.

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BMW pays a tribute to the legend - 328 Hommage concept revealed at Villa d'Este

BMW pays a tribute to the legend - 328 Hommage concept revealed at Villa d'Este

BMW has released the following press release:BMW 328 Hommage.The BMW 328 is considered the most successful and best-looking sports car of the 1930s. The BMW 328’s success was the result of its design parameters – through the use of systematic lightweight construction, aerodynamic lines, opti-mum engine types and outstanding suspension technology, it laid the foundation stone for a new vehicle concept, by which performance only leads to success if combined with perfect harmonisation of all parameters and maximum efficiency. With these characteristics, the BMW 328 was even then the embodiment of what the BMW brand still stands for today – dynamics, aesthetics and a high level of innovation.This year, the dream sports car is celebrating its 75th birthday.

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Protoscar LAMPO3 presented in Zürich [VIDEO]

Protoscar LAMPO3 presented in Zürich [VIDEO]

Protoscar has released the following press release:From LAMPO to LAMPO3: The evolution to a purpose designed premium EV.Executive SummaryLAMPO3 is a battery powered electric demonstration sports car developed on the base of 30.000 km lessons learned with its predecessors LAMPO and LAMPO2. It features a purpose designed light weight chassis, a 2+2 coupé design and a fast charge option. The BRUSA powertrain (3 motors with a total output of 420 kW) guarantee extreme performances without compromises in terms of efficiency.

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Endora Cars announces Corvette-based SC-1

Endora Cars announces Corvette-based SC-1

Endora Cars has released the following press release:Endora SC-1 – A Classic Sports Car-Design with modern technologyPresenting the brand-new SC-1 Endora-Cars® Germany proves what might be the best synergy of dynamic, elegance, individualism and lifestyle yet. Dynamicly flowing body lines, a sporty sketched silhouette with a distinctive swing – the SC-1 picks up the looks and values of contemporary american and european Sports Cars once built in the sixties and early seventies and skillfully reinterprets it into the presence.The DesignIn its body shape the SC-1 among other things looks about the concept cars once built in the fifties, sixties and early seventies. Modern and timely interpreted without being too „retro“ the SC-1 stands out due to its sharply patered front, holding high-intensity-discharge headlamps and LED-fog lights, a long engine hood, an upward designed belt line including a dynamicly shaped swing and a flowing rear end mit its extremly horizontally positioned back window.The rear of the SC-1 houses two LED-taillights, optically accentuated through the black body part on which they were positioned.

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Ferrari reveals a special one-of-a-kind Superamerica 45

Ferrari reveals a special one-of-a-kind Superamerica 45

Ferrari has released the following press release:NEW FERRARI SPECIAL PROJECTS ONE-OFF TO DEBUT AT VILLA D’ESTEMaranello, 19 May 2011 – New York collector and Ferrari enthusiast Peter Kalikow visited the factory to take delivery of his Special Projects Ferrari Superamerica 45, a unique one-off model. Styled internally by Ferrari Design and engineered and built in-house, the car was specified by Mr Kalikow to celebrate 45 years since he first became a Ferrari client and will make its public debut on the 20th of May at the Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza.The design is bespoke, featuring a carbon-fibre rotating hard-top which incorporates a rear screen. The boot is entirely new to house the roof when open, and is now in carbon-fibre with a design optimised to reduce drag and increase rear downforce.The rear buttresses are body-coloured, integral with the rear wheelarches, and incorporate rear quarterlights.

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