When did you last regard a journey by motor car as an adventure? The Morgan 3 Wheeler is launched to bring the fun and passion back to personal transport. Lift the safety catch from the “bomb release” starter, hear the massive twin cylinders detonate and choose your favourite destination.
Who would have predicted more than 50 years ago, that in 2011 we’d still revere a material made from the hide of dead cows? Presumably not E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, makers of Nylon, Nomex and Kevlar – but then some things are irreplacable, like Bentley, who together with their luxury leather partner Ettinger have devised a range of modern must-have personal accessories to be launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
Ferrari hosted a special premiere for the new FF this evening in front of a worldwide audience. The event was hosted by Ferrari’s CEO Amedeo Felisa and Chairman Luca di Montezemolo, who were joined on stage by Ferrari’s F1 drivers, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, Piero Ferrari – son of the company’s founder Enzo, Ferrari’s Chief Test Driver Dario Benuzzi and the FF’s road-car development driver, Raffaele De Simone.
To celebrate the LFA’s hat-trick of class wins at the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, Lexus has created the Nürburgring Package, an array of aerodynamic features, suspension adjustments and revisions to the 4.8-litre V10 engine that give the supercar a more track-focused profile. Shown in public for the first time at the Geneva motor show, the performance option is available on just 50 of the 500 cars that will be built. These versions will be built during 2012, the second full year of LFA production.
The last time the Virage name was used on an Aston Martin was way back in the days of the big old V8 model, it was 1988 and the Ford Motor Company had just purchased Aston Martin and Jaguar to form its Premier Automotive Group (PAG).
Jaguar will launch its most powerful ever production car, at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1st.
This all-new XKR-S will broaden the appeal of the XK range combining GT luxury with incredible performance, with its more powerful supercharged V8 engine, uprated suspension and a new aerodynamic design. the XKR-S is the ultimate expression of Jaguar’s long held duality of purpose: GT luxury with incredible performance.
It’s been almost a decade since BMW’s less-than-diminutive MINI was launched and whilst it has been a tremendously successful model, the traditionalist have never embraced it as a true successor to the classic Issignosis Mini.
Just hours after Lamborghini’s official release showing us pictures of a rolling carbon fibre chassis, a picture has leaked onto the internet from the print layout of Evo Magazine Croatia.
We’ve shown you pictures of Ferrari’s new V12 four-wheel drive flagship model and brought you videos of it power-sliding in the snow, but tomorrow is the official debut of the most powerful and versatile Ferrari ever built.
It’s actually quite a refreshing change to see Lamborghini revealing its new V12 super sports car from the inside-out. If you think back to previous Lamborghini launches the focus has been firmly on the glitz, glamour and sheer celebrity of the car, which can be a frustrating experience for an enthusiast when all you’d like to see is someone crack open the throttle and silence all the polite conversation.
The new smart forspeed concept is a design study in the mould of the original 2002 smart crossblade – the two-seater has no roof or side windows and it features a low wind deflector instead of a windscreen. Unlike the crossblade, the forspeed is powered by a zero-emission all electric drive and has been created to demonstrate that zero emission cars can be great fun to drive.
AC Cars, one of the oldest and most prestigious automotive brands is returning to world’s most important automotive show with its latest model, the 2011 AC MkVI.