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Lamborghini unveils a rolling chassis of the Murcielago's V12 succesor

Lamborghini unveils a rolling chassis of the Murcielago's V12 succesor

From the official press release:Lamborghini redefines the future of the super sports car 1. Lightweight engineering with carbon-fiber technology1.1. The manifesto for super sports cars of the future1.Lightweight engineering with carbon-fiber technologyLamborghini is redefining the future of the super sports car with expertise unparalleled worldwide•Systematic lightweight design concept for extreme dynamics and outstanding efficiency•Full monocoque for the new V12 model with exceptional characteristics•Worldwide leading know-how in development, production and application of carbon-fiber materials•New production system uses innovative technologies to the highest quality standards•Investments in carbon fiber demonstrate the innovative strengths and forward-looking power of the brandLamborghini is heading into the future with a systematic lightweight design concept – the intensive application of carbon-fiber materials forms the key foundation for the extreme dynamics and less emissions that will define its future super sports cars. The new V12 model that will debut at the 2011 Geneva motorshow is based on a full monocoque construction made from innovative carbon-fiber technology and superior to anything else on the market – developed and produced entirely by Automobili Lamborghini.

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BMW officialy premiers a new subbrand the "i"

BMW officialy premiers a new subbrand the "i"

BMW has released the following press release:Campaign launch for new BMW sub-brandMunich. Saturday evening saw the launch of teaser communications for the new BMW sub-brand. Light installations and video projections illuminated BMW Group buildings around the Petuelring road in the north of Munich. The four-cylinder building, BMW Welt and BMW Museum were bathed in the colours of BMW i. The new BMW sub-brand itself was launched at today’s press conference in the BMW Welt.

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GENEVA 2011 - ItalDesign Giugiaro teases a new car for Geneva Motor Show [UPDATED]

GENEVA 2011 - ItalDesign Giugiaro teases a new car for Geneva Motor Show [UPDATED]

ItalDesign Giugiaro has released the first teaser of the soon-to-be-released new automobile. The new creation of the Italian design house is accompanied by a slogan "The future is already here. Try to interpret it". Exactly as is it is intended, the teaser image leaves much space for interpretation. See the official ItalDesign Giugiaro's message bellow and share your interpretation in the comments.

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GENEVA 2011 - Wiesmann announces a new model for the Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA 2011 - Wiesmann announces a new model for the Geneva Motor Show

Wiesmann has released the following announcement:From March 1st until 13th Wiesmann will be at Geneva Motor Show. The german sports car manufacturer presents its whole array of handcrafted sports cars at booth 1243. As a highlight the design study of Wiesmann Spyder will appear first in the automobiles world. The Spyder is an extremely downsized variation which has only one motivation: to provide a maximum of driving enjoyment.Powerful, ultra-light and purist, the Wiesmann Spyder is the essence of Wiesmann’s philosophy.

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GENEVA 2011 - Rolls-Royce 102EX prototype - all-electric Phantom announced

GENEVA 2011 - Rolls-Royce 102EX prototype - all-electric Phantom announced

Rolls-Royce has released the following press release:Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Confirms Electric Test Vehicle ProjectGoodwood UKRolls-Royce Motor Cars today confirmed the development of 102EX, a one-off, fully electric powered Phantom, to debut at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2011.  The car will tour during 2011, serving as a test bed to gather a bank of research data which will be crucial in informing future decisions on alternative drive-trains for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.“We have engineered the world’s first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment,” said CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös, speaking from the company’s headquarters in Goodwood. “With this vehicle, we begin an exploration into alternative drive-trains, seeking clarity on which alternative technologies may be suitable to drive Rolls-Royce motor cars of the future.”Rolls-Royce produces cars that represent the pinnacle in luxurious motoring for the world’s most discerning customers.

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GENEVA 2011 - De Tomaso marque is back. SLC sedan teased ahead of the show

GENEVA 2011 - De Tomaso marque is back. SLC sedan teased ahead of the show

De Tomaso - the legendary Italian marque is about revive with the world premiere of the brand new automobile at this year Geneva Motor Show.It is worth reminding that the original marque was established in 1959 in Modena by Alejandro De Tomaso. Starting with Formula 1 cars, he built he built the first roadcar in 1963. It was the Vallelunga powered by  mid-mounted Ford Cortina engine. It is an extremely rare model with approx.

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GENEVA 2011 - IED Torino previews Abarth Scorp-Ion Concept

GENEVA 2011 - IED Torino previews Abarth Scorp-Ion Concept

IED Torino has released the following press release:IED Turin presents SCORP-ION: an electric provocation for the future of AbarthThe Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin interprets a 100% Abarth future in the all-electric concept car designed by the students of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design - work experience and presents two winning thesis of the three-year Transportation Design courseParticipating for the eighth year running at the Geneva International Motor Show, IED Turin unveils a world preview of the SCORP-ION: an environment-friendly concept car designed by the students of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design – work experience a.y. '09/10 and constructed in cooperation with Abarth. For the 81st edition of the Motor Show, IED has measured up the challenge of interpreting the true essence of the Abarth marque, distinguishing this from the Fiat brand with which it is often identified, through the vision of the young car designer.How to express the pure unadulterated spirit of Abarth, renowned worldwide for compact, intelligent, record-breaking sports cars? IED Turin responded with SCORP-ION.SCORP-ION (length 4010 mm - width 1905 mm - height 1192 mm - wheel base 2350 mm) embodies all of Abarth’s specific characteristics in an unequalled combination of sportiness and reduced dimensions.

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GENEVA 2011 - Bertone  Jaguar B99 Concept

GENEVA 2011 - Bertone Jaguar B99 Concept

Caprie (To), 18 February 2011 - A historic brand in cars. A historic signature in Idesign. Put the two together and you get an explosive new concept car called the Jaguar B99 (B stands for Bertone), which 99 year old Bertone, one of the most ancient design brand in the world, will present in its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (March 3-13).The B99 projects Jaguar's classic style into the future with refined Bertone elegance, exploring a fascinating new form language with sleek lines and smooth volumes. The result is a compact, four-door sedan (4.

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GENEVA 2011 - Rinspeed BamBoo Concept fully revealed [video]

GENEVA 2011 - Rinspeed BamBoo Concept fully revealed [video]

Rinspeed has released the following press release:Rinspeed Presents the Sun&Fun Car Filled with Clever Ideas at the Geneva Motor Show:“BamBoo” - A Taste of this Summer!Open Speedster for the Extroverted Communicator - Seamless High-Tech, Purism and Lifestyle.This car irritates. Could be that it’s the ingenious crafted creations of world-renowned New York pop artist James Rizzi.  In any case, Frank M. Rinderknecht‘s latest work “BamBoo” lets the sun rise over the over-engineered metal creatures at the Geneva Motor Show, whose single purpose is to never touch anything other than black asphalt.

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Bentley Supersports shatters world speed record on sheet ice

Bentley Supersports shatters world speed record on sheet ice

Bentley has released the following press release:Rally champion, Juha Kankkunen achieves 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) in extreme Bentley convertible(Oulu, Finland. 15 February 2011) Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.

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