Porsche has released the following press release:New top model with all-wheel drive and 408 hp (300 kW): 911 Carrera 4 GTSStuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is widening the top end of its Carrera model line and pairing up each of the two 911 Carrera GTS with an all-wheel drive twin. That means that the 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé and Cabriolet will combine the 408 hp (300 kW) top of the range engine of the Carrera GTS family with the intelligent, all-wheel drive Porsche Traction Management (PTM). Driving dynamics are not the only source of attraction.
Aston Martin and Zagato presents a new car at Villa d'Este to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of the DB4GT Zagato
Aston Martin / Zagato has released the following press release:Aston Martin Announces New Collaboration with ZagatoAston Martin and Zagato reunited for a new project in the 50th anniversary year of the DB4GT ZagatoFirst outcome of the new collaboration to debut at the Villa D’Este concours in Italy from 21st MayAston Martin and Zagato first collaborated on the DB4GT Zagato; later debuted in race car form at Goodwood in 1961Wednesday 11th May: Gaydon. Aston Martin announces an exciting new collaboration with renowned Italian design house Zagato in the 50th anniversary year of the iconic DB4GT Zagato. The first product of this renewed working partnership will be shown for the first time at the famous Villa D’Este Concours on 21st May 2011, with a racing debut at Nürburgring later in the month. Aston Martin and Zagato have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship since their first collaboration which culminated in the production of the now iconic DB4GT Zagato 50 years ago.Work on the new Aston Martin Zagato collaboration is well under way with an initial concept to be presented at the Villa D’Este Concours in May to gauge initial customer reaction with a view to a production car following in 2012.
Jaguar has released the following press release:JAGUAR TO BUILD C-X75 HYBRID SUPERCARJaguar to launch C-X75 as a hybrid supercarMixes internal combustion power with electric motors to achieve supercar performance and less than 99g/km CO2 emissionsDownsized highly boosted petrol engine with two powerful electric motors and four-wheel-drive - 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds - 0-100mph in less than 6 seconds - Top speed in excess of 200mphAll-electric running range in excess of 50kmTrue-to-concept, lightweight, all carbon-fibre chassisGroundbreaking association with Williams F1 – built in the UKDirect technology transfer from top-level motorsportPrices from £700,000 depending on local market and taxesExclusive limited volume hybrid supercar – only 250 will be builtJaguar can today confirm that it will launch the remarkable C-X75 concept car as an exclusive hybrid supercar.Jaguar C-X75 will become the British marque’s most advanced model to date. It will offer performance on a par with the fastest production cars on the market, while adopting cutting-edge technology that offers remarkably economical running. Jaguar expects this hybrid supercar to deliver incredibly low CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km while being able to achieve in excess of 200mph.“People expect Jaguar to be innovators - that is when Jaguar is at its best,” said Adrian Hallmark, Jaguar Brand Director.
Mercedes-Benz has released thw following press reelase:Development of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Revelation: stable even without gullwingsAffalterbach – After the gullwing version, the open-top variant is the second car to be independently developed by AMG. The Coupé and Roadster concepts were created in parallel – which brought decisive advantages during the development process. During this approx. 3-year period for the SLS AMG Roadster, the engineers devoted particular attention to the aspects of bodyshell rigidity, driving dynamics, the soft top and NVH.Greater Stuttgart area, spring 2011: the new SLS AMG Roadsters are slightly disguised as they cover their test routes.
A new special Ferrari Super America 45 by Pininfarina to be unveiled at Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
As previously reported, the annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este will be a place for world's most amazing machines to gather. As it's already already known, such unique rarities like Bertone's Lancia Stratos Zero or Corvair Testudo as well as one of only 11 built 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Coupé by Figoni et Falaschi and lots more will be there.Furthermore, today's press release announces the world premiere of a brand-new very special Ferrari Super America 45 made by Pininfarina under a special request for a client from New York. No pictures or any other information is available for this moment, but be sure to stay tuned for the details emerg soon.Press release:The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este sets out its road map for the future.
A brand-new marque Identity first appeared at the 76th International Geneva Motor Show in 2006. Presented at the Mazel's - Spanish engineering and design studio - stand the bright green gull-winged coupe was an example of Spanish design ideas. A mid-engined i1 model was powered by an aluminium 8-cylinder engine developing 487 hp mated with a six-speed gearbox. Presented not only as "a concept car proposal but also the realization of a project focused on its future production", the Identity i1 project, however, went into silence for the next five years. It was thought the i1 would be the first and the last automobile to bear the Identity badge (a head of a lynx).
Zagato has released the following press release:The “TZ3 program” managed by Zagato to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Alfa Romeo (1910-2010) ends with the delivery of the TZ3 Stradale.The initiative started in 2009 with the manufacturing of the “one off” TZ3 Corsa which won the Villa D’Este Design Concept Award in 2010 and followed with nine (9) TZ3 Stradale.Two different approaches for the same tribute.The TZ3 Corsa is a track car. It is not a design exercise.
Taiwanese automobile manufacturer Luxgen has released the following press release:LUXGEN opens a new era of intelligent technology and unveils neora during Auto Shanghai 2011 The intelligent electric concept, neora, is unveiled during Auto Shanghai 2011.neora represents the brand spirit of LUXGEN to Think Ahead, and its appearance will be the design cues for LUXGEN’s upcoming models in the future.The front-wheel-drive intelligent electric neora is propelled by the 180kW electric induction motor. It only takes 6.5 seconds for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h.
Icona Shanghai has released the following press release:The companyFounded in early 2010, Icona Shanghai brings together some of the best European design, engineering, modeling and prototyping experience in the automotive sector for the benefit of its customers in China and Asia.Through its integrated partnership with sector leaders Tecnocad Progetti and Cecomp located in Torino (Italy), Icona Shanghai benefits from more than 30 years’ experience and offers a complete range of services for vehicle development, including styling, engineering, manufacturing of design models and prototypes.At the Shanghai 2011 Auto Show Icona introduces 2 new vehicles, both based on electric power train:- Fuselage, a concept show car- E3WM, a Personal Mobility VehicleFuselageFor the Shanghai 2011 Auto Show Icona unveils the Fuselage, a concept study where elegance and glamour come together with advanced technology.Designed by Samuel Chuffart, Design Director of Icona Shanghai, along with his design team, Fuselage was engineered by Tecnocad Progetti and manufactured by Cecomp, the 2 founding company partners of Icona Shanghai.The vehicle is a concrete example of the skills, know-how and capabilities that Icona Shanghai and its Italian mother companies can offer to its customers.
Bugatti has released the following press release:Bugatti displays new models at Auto ShanghaiFastest production car in the world premieres in AsiaSpecial Grand Sport for the Auto Shanghai 2011Molsheim/Shanghai, 19 April 2011 – Bugatti creates top-rate performing sports cars that are so unique in design and technique that they have been named pieces of art. The two latest masterpieces by this legendary European manufacturer will be on display at the Auto Shanghai 2011, an Asian debut for the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport. The Super Sport ranks as the highest performing car in existence with 882 kW (1,200 PS) and an electronically limited top speed of 415 km/h. The Bugatti Veyron 16.