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BMW Zagato Coupé revealed at Villa d’Este

BMW and Zagato have collaborated on a stylish new coupé which will premiere at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Although purely a one-off, the last car Zagato created for Villa d’Este was the Aston Martin V12 Zagato, which enters production later this year.

VIDEO: Bond #23 SkyFall trailer is out, but where are the cars..?

Compared to ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’, which bombarded us with images of Aston’s new (at the time) V12-engine DBS, the latest Bond film, ‘SkyFall’, seems much less of a car-fest for enthusiasts. Aston Martin’s 1964 DB5 is back, bearing the original number plate, BMT 216A, as used in the 007 classic, Goldfinger. But the DB5 looks like being the only Aston making an appearance this time, albeit as Bond’s personal set of wheels.

IOTD: Lotus Evora meets Desperate Housewives

Here’s a genuinely ‘good news’ story involving Lotus. The Desperate Housewives cast held a block party the other day, together with producers, directors of the show, and around 500 of their closest fans (and Hollywood types) who turned up to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

SP12 EPC – A very special Ferrari

Something of a ruckus kicked off last night as pictures of very ‘special’ Ferrari 458 Italia hit the web, rumoured to belong to none other than legendary singer-songwriter, Eric Clapton.

Travel: Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari opens its doors in Modena

There’s a great new addition to the list of ’20-places-to-visit-before-you-die’, following the opening earlier this week of Museo Casa Enzo Ferrari in Modena, Italy.

Designed by the late Jan Kaplický and architected by Andrea Morgante’s Shiro Studio, the new EUR14.2m museum is built on the site of Enzo Ferrari’s birthplace, making use of the former nineteenth century house and workshop of Ferrari’s father, with the addition of a new glass-fronted structure that curves around it.

Volvo teams up with JLS for their latest music video (w/DOWNLOADS)

I bet you didn’t see this coming. Volvo, all safe and sensible hooking up with the UK’s hottest boy band. But then times have changed at Volvo – the cars are still at the top-end in terms of active and passive road safety, but they’re also great fun to drive, especially the latest V60/S60 models.

Eau de Stuttgart..

Picture this, it’s a familiar problem – you’ve popped down to your local Mercedes-Benz dealer to book your C-Class in for a service and as you’re waiting in the showroom you wander over to a display cabinet to check out the latest accessories.

What’s this? ‘Mercedes-Benz Perfume. The first fragrance for men’. A quick sniff under your armpits confirms there’s a little too much ‘eau’ in your B.O. and you remember that you’re down to the last few squirts of 212 Sexy Men, so you whip out your credit card and head on over to Harry in Parts for a quick top-up of your lurvve potion..

BMW develops ‘Origin’ film season with Picturehouse Cinemas (w/VIDEO)

The BMW brand has been synonymous with films ever since the groundbreaking ‘The Hire’ film series of 2001 and 2002, which ignored convention and created the phenomenon now known as online films. Eight short films by critically acclaimed Hollywood directors, were viewed by more than 100 million people and set a benchmark that remains just as untouchable almost a decade later.