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GENEVA 2011 - EDAG introduces Light Car Sharing concept at Geneva

GENEVA 2011 - EDAG introduces Light Car Sharing concept at Geneva

EDAG has released the following press release:Shareability 2.0!“EDAG Light Car Sharing” – pure, temporary mobilityWith its acclaimed EDAG Light Car concept, the EDAG Group has for the last two years been working on its vision of the electrically driven car of the future. For this year's motor show in Geneva, the developers at the world's leading engineering company have created a fundamentally new mobility concept which will break down barriers between private and other transport systems, and provide the customer with an additional form of mobility. At the core of this integrated mobility solution is the "EDAG Light Car Sharing" vehicle concept, featuring an electrically powered vehicle which everybody will want to hire, but nobody needs to buy.A vehicle which ensures the customer's mobility exactly as and when he needs it, and only needs to be paid for during this period.

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GENEVA-2011 Toyota announces Geneva premieres

GENEVA-2011 Toyota announces Geneva premieres

Toyota has released the following press release:Toyota at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show – Acceleration of Toyota’s Full Hybrid Roll-out with Yaris HSD concept and Prius+• Geneva Stand dedicated to Hybrid Synergy Drive® technology• World premiere of Yaris HSD concept - preparing for the future of Toyota in Europe• World premiere of Prius+ - the first full hybrid 7-seater in EuropeReinforcing its conviction that full hybrid technology is the key to sustainable mobility in the future, Toyota’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show stand will be dedicated to the company’s range of sophisticated Hybrid Synergy Drive® technologies. These include full Hybrid Vehicles (HV), Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHV), Electric Vehicles (EV), and Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (FCHV) on display.Making its world debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Yaris HSD concept anticipates Toyota’s intention to bring full hybrid technology to the B segment, the biggest volume segment in Europe. This represents the next step in Toyota’s full hybrid roll-out strategy in Europe. Incorporating several hybrid-specific styling cues, the Yaris HSD concept introduces a new, forward-looking design execution.

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McLaren MP4-12C enters production [video]

McLaren MP4-12C enters production [video]

McLaren Automotive has released the following press release:McLaren Automotive’s first major milestone of 2011 as MP4-12C enters productionWOKING, UK (02 February) – Following a successful public world debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed, and a series of exclusive presentations to prospective customers and media across the globe in 2010, the first McLaren MP4-12C high-performance sports car has begun production at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, England.McLaren Automotive plans to build up to 1,000 12Cs in 2011. Most will be manufactured in a bespoke new £40m McLaren Production Centre, which is due for completion in May on a site adjacent to MTC.  However, ‘Chassis 01’ is being built in the existing MTC production facility, where outstanding quality and highly efficient production methods have been fine-tuned since the Foster + Partners-designed building opened in 2004.The innovative 12C was first presented to the public at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed in southern England in July 2010, prior to a North American debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.

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Renault previews Wind Gordini

Renault previews Wind Gordini

Renault has released the following press release:RENAULT REVEALS THE FOURTH VEHICLE IN THE GORDINI LINE-UP: WIND GORDINIAfter Twingo Gordini R.S., Clio Gordini R.S. and Twingo Gordini, Wind is the next to receive the “French touch”. Renault Wind Gordini expands the coupé-roadster range with a version featuring the best equipment available on Wind. This exclusive model will be presented at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show from March 1.

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Noble M600 production car unveiled

Noble M600 production car unveiled

From the official Noble M600 brochure:ETHOS...The ethos of the Noble M600 has developed from a small team passionate about driving. This evolved from our research of the available ‘supercars’ most of which lean heavily on computer assistance. The use of fashionable but often inefficient gear paddle shift, over assisted brakes and inopportune traction control have all become standard features of the modern day supercar.We at Noble Automotive thought it time to break the mould, feeling that this now ubiquitous ‘digital’ driver assistance disengages and negates the driver experience and reward.

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Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition and Race Touareg 3 Qatar

Volkswagen Touareg Gold Edition and Race Touareg 3 Qatar

Volkswagen AG has released the following press release:Key aspects: Volkswagen presents world exclusive Touareg in QatarRace Touareg 3 Qatar: street legal version of the Dakar Rally race car Touareg Gold Edition: 24-carat gold makes this SUV one-of-a-kindWolfsburg / Doha, 26 January 2011 - At the first Qatar Motor Show (26 - 29 January), Volkswagen is presenting two exclusive SUV concept cars for the first time. The common denominator of these all-wheel drive vehicles: No compromises! Show car number 1 is a slightly tamer version of the Touareg 3 that started in the Dakar Rally at the beginning of January; this 228 kW / 310 PS Volkswagen could very well be the world’s most talented street-legal SUV. Show car number 2 is the Touareg Gold Edition - many of its parts have been upgraded with 24-carat gold; this 265 kW Volkswagen (360 PS) is debuting as one of the highest quality SUVs ever. The cost of these concept cars? Priceless. Yet.

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore presented in Qatar

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore presented in Qatar

Autopmobili Lamborghini has released the following press release:Lamborghini presents the Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore – An extreme look for a Special Edition supersports carJust a month before the world debut at Geneva Motor Show of its V12 replacement for the Murciélago, Automobili Lamborghini is presenting at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show a highly exclusive and appealing vehicle making its world premiere: the Gallardo LP 560-4 Bicolore, a Special Edition supersports car which will be produced for the European and Asian-Pacific markets, while for the American market it will be only available in the version LP 550-2. As its name implies, this special series features an exclusive two-tone finish with matching interior, and offers a full range of standard equipment. A refined contrast between the black roof and the color of the rest of the body (available in a choice of five shades) further emphasizes the sharp, dynamic lines of the Gallardo LP 560-4, while simultaneously enhancing its sportiness and adding a touch of elegance to an extremely prestigious model in the field of automotive design. The most successful super sports car in Lamborghini’s history captures the imagination with the brutal power of its 560 hp V10 engine, the absolute grip of its permanent all-wheel drive and the razor-sharp precision of its chassis. Every kilometer in the Lamborghini Gallardo is an intense experience of explosive dynamics and absolute control.

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[BREAKING] It is official! Welcome the Pagani Huayra as it is!

[BREAKING] It is official! Welcome the Pagani Huayra as it is!

After teasing the Pagani Huayra in the four released videos, Pagani Automobili has officiali taken wraps of their brand new supercar. The car will make world debut the Geneva Motor Show this March. See the press release and official images below.Press release:Pagani HuayraAncient legends of the Aymara tell us of Huayra Tata, god of wind, who commands the breezes, winds, and blizzards that invade the mountains, cliffs and hills of the Andean highlands. It is told that Huayra Tata resides deep in the high peaks and valleys, abandoning them only to demonstrate his power to his wife, Pachamama, goddess of mother earth.

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