Chevrolet Introduces Mi-ray Roadster ConceptInnovative Hybrid “Mid-Electric” Propulsion SystemCelebrates Brand’s Design Heritage in Its Newest MarketSeoul –Chevrolet introduced the Mi-ray concept today at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show. The roadster celebrates Chevrolet’s 100-year heritage of designing expressive vehicles in the brand’s newest market.According to GM Korea President and CEO Mike Arcamone, “‘Mi-ray’ is Korean for ‘future.’ As GM rolls out Chevrolet across Korea, the Mi-ray concept offers an exploration of future possibilities for the brand. It strengthens the bond between car and driver, creating a fresh look at what sports cars of the future might be.
ItalDesign Giugiaro has released the following press release:ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO AS A STAR AT TECHNO CLASSICA essen 2011 the world’s LARGEST classic car show All of the 11 models on display at the Autostadt exhibit bear the signature of Giugiaro Moncalieri, March 30th, 2011Techno Classica Essen 2011 (Germany), the world’s largest classic car show, opens its doors today and till April 3rd.Thanks to the collaboration with AutoStadt, the world’s most visited automotive museum based in Wolfsburg, Italdesign Giugiaro has a leading role in the event with eleven models on display.On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the automobile, AutoStadt is showcasing vehicles that are recognized as genuine automotive milestones and all of them bear the signature of Giugiaro. Along with Aztec, Aspid and Asgard, the three concept cars cars introduced in 1988 for the 20th anniversary of Italdesign Giugiaro, some eight production models and prototypes: the first-generation VW Passat (1973), VW Golf (1974) and VW Scirocco (1974), Seat Ibiza 1st series (1984), the Audi 80 2nd series (1978) and the Lamborghini Gallardo (2002), to end with the research prototype Volkswagen W12 Nardò (2001) "Share the Passion" is the theme for this year's Techno Classica, which is expected to attract more than 170,000 visitors from over 40 countries in the world , invited on a unique excursion into the history of design with models ranging from a 1912 Bugatti Type 15 and the 1927 Hanomag "Kommissbrot," to classics including Cadillac, Jaguar, Porsche and Audi.The car models signed Italdesign Giugiaro are on display at the AutoStadt stand, n.
An annual Italian Concorso d'Elegenza Villa d'Este will be a very special event this year. Not only that will showcase the finest and most sophisticated automobiles of the world but also that RM Auctions - a world famous auction house - is offering six unique concept automobiles that all have been built by Bertone.Available for purchase will be such iconic and era-setting automobiles like 1963 Corvair Testudo, 1967 Lancia Marzal, 1970 Lancia Stratos Zero, 1974 Lamborghini Bravo and 1978 Lancia Sibilo. Press release and estimated prices are below.Source: RM AuctionsPictures: Tom Wood ©2011 Courtesy of RM AuctionsRM PRESENTS STUNNING SELECTION OF AUTOMOBILES DIRECTLY FROM THE BERTONE MUSEUM AT ITS CONCORSO D’ELEGANZA VILLA D’ESTE SALEVilla d'EsteRM Auctions presents six automobiles from the official collection of Carrozzeria Bertone at its debut sale at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, 21 May, 2011 Auction represents the first time the Bertone vehicles have been offered for sale on the public market New consignments join an impressive roster of 30 of the world’s finest automobiles slated for the exclusive RM evening sale LONDON (30 March, 2011) - RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house for quality automobiles, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by the liquidators of the Bertone Museum to offer six motor cars and one-off design concepts from the celebrated Italian manufacturer and coachbuilder, Bertone.
Automobili Lamborghini has released the following press release:INTEREST IN AVENTADOR LP 700-4 CONTINUES FOLLOWING VIP PREVIEWS, GENEVA MOTOR SHOW DEBUT AND MICROSITE LAUNCHThe revolutionary Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, has achieved sales representing far more than one year’s production also due to strong motor show reception. That momentum, which began at VIP customer previews in late-2010, now continues at www.Aventador.com, where brand enthusiasts have the opportunity to configure the high-tech, lightweight Aventador’s exterior and interior color to their preference, while viewing the newest brand film teasing the €255,000 flagship. “Interest in the Aventador has been unprecedented and we have orders for far more than one year.
Presented at the Portuguese Industries Fair of 1958, the IPA 300 was the main attraction of the event (having present the then President of the Republic General Craveiro Lopes an a President-to-be Marcelo Caetano), referenced as the cutting edge of the national metal-mechanic industries of then and its slick coupé-like body was surely a charmer. The IPA 300 was the brainchild of Eng. João Monteiro Conceição, who had an encounter in 1954 with another contemporary vehicle of the same kind that had broke down during its testing and ended on his repair shop: the A.G.B. Lusito and decided he should have a go on trying to perfect that same principle, to create a true popular automobile. For that, the car should have a more powerful and elastic engine, as more catchy to the eye.
Porsche has released the following press release:918 units of exclusive future technologyStarting gun for sales of the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid super sports car Stuttgart. Stuttgart. Today is the day that Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, puts on sale the 918 Spyder super sports car with its innovative plug-in hybrid drive.
Briggs Automotive Company has released the following press release:BAC MONO – AN ENTHRALLING NEW SINGLE-SEAT PERFORMANCE CAR DESIGNED AND BUILT BY ENTHUSIASTS FOR ENTHUSIASTSEnthusiasts the world over dream of designing and building their own car. What set the Cheshire-born brothers Neill and Ian Briggs apart from most, is that they had the automotive qualifications and experience to do just that, and put the result into production for others to enjoy – enter the BAC MONO.MONO (as in monoposto, or single seat) was designed to bring formula race car levels of handling, performance and thrill to the public road, but it’s also the perfect trackday tool, racing school car, one-make series racer, etc. At 520 bhp / ton, its power to weight ratio surpasses that of the Bugatti Veyron and it can accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds, 100 mph in 6.
Ercole Spada - an Italian car designer - probably is not as famous as his colleagues, but his creations among which are Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tronca, Giulia TZ and Giulia TZ2, Lancia Fulvia Zagato Sport and Aston Martin DB4 speak for itselves.In 2007, together with his son Paolo and Wojtek Sokolowski Mr. Spada launched a car under his own name. Named Codatronca the car was built by Spadaconcept in conjunction with the Italian company UK Garage. The car whose extraordinary design cannot be mistaken with anything else is based on Corvette Z06 chassis.
Imperia Automobiles has released the following press release:IMPERIA AUTOMOBILES SA is proud to present its dream hybrid in flesh and bone...The first Imperia to leave the Liege workshops for more than 50 years is given a prestigious baptism at the Motor Show, a world exclusive in the framework of the ‘Dream Cars for Wishes’ event, an exhibition of dream cars to benefit the Make-a-Wish foundation. To be seen this 22nd and 23rd of January in Heysel’s Palais 11.Imperia: virtual turns realThe rebirth of a legendFrom 1900 to 1950, Imperia wrote one of the greatest entries in the pages of the history of cars in Belgium. Flattering sales, convincing successes in a few international races, the Liege make occupies an enviable position among prestige cars.
Magna Steyr has released the following press release:Magna News - MILA Aerolight: An emotional study in lightweight constructionMAGNA STEYR, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., is presenting its fifth concept vehicle from the MILA (Magna Innovative Lightweight Vehicle) innovation family at the Geneva Motor Show 2011.MILA Aerolight is a compact, four-seat, natural gas vehicle in the A segment that weighs 700kg and has maximum CO2 emissions of 55g/km. Aerolight stands for tangible lightweight construction. This concept vehicle is distinguished by its highly dynamic styling and use of materials from the aviation industry.