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Pietro Frua BMW 1600 GT A Super Rare Convertible Restored to its former Glory

The name Pietro Frua was synonymous with coach building in Italy during the 1950s and 1960s. He was commissioned by BMW to create two 1600 GT prototype convertibles. His previous well-known designs included the 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Coupé as well as the Renault Floride while still at Ghia Design. A legend was born in 1967 when the mythical BMW 1600 GT Convertible became one of the rarest classic cars of its era. With one of the prototypes crashing during a test run, this model is the only remaining Pietro Frua 1600 GT Convertible.

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The result is a near-perfect recreation with silver bodywork, red interior and convertible top, which had ignited the vivid imagination of car enthusiasts in the 1960s. Frua had previously designed a small range of cars for one of Germany’s smallest car-makers, Glas. He worked on the designs of the Glas 1300 GT and Glas 1700. Once BMW acquired Glas, an opportunity arose, and Frua was allowed to work directly on BMW cars designs. Pietro Frua experimented using various BMW components such as grilles, headlights and also engines like the 104bhp engine from the BMW 1600 Ti. He also worked on heritage convertible prototypes.

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The rare GT sports car belongs to majority BMW shareholder Herbert Quandt. During the last 50 years, the classic convertible changed hands several times, finally acquired by BMW Group Classic during a private sale. It took seven years of painstaking work and meticulous attention to detail to finally restore the rare gem to its original glory. The vintage Frua bodywork was carefully restored under the strict supervision of vocational team mentors to high specifications. Critical body parts that were no longer in production was meticulously re-creating with replicas from the heritage plans of the classic car.

Bell Nexus

Bell to launch Nexus Hybrid Flying Car via Uber by mid-2020

The Bell Nexus is an “air taxi” set to be launched in conjunction with Taxi firm Uber. The Helicopter uses a hybrid-electric propulsion aircraft system with six tilting ducted fans for taking off and vertical landing from a launchpad or rooftop. Uber is set to include the new aerial taxi service shortly, propelling the Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell into the future. After a rebranding last year, Bell has morphed into a technology company after long years as a military and civilian helicopter company. There are plans to make electric VTOL (eVTOL) aircraft, and the Bell Nexus is the first foray into an unknown, futuristic market.

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Uber teamed up with Bell in 2017 with ambitious plans to create a network of inter-city flying taxis providing an alternative to street-level traffic. Bell has since been hard at work building its own designs and concepts. With the Nexus, Bell is seeking to have the Nexus in flight over several major markets by mid-2020. The Nexus is the ideal vehicle for a proposed flying taxi service due to its approachability. It is a robust aircraft you will feel safe and confident bringing your family into with its comfortable interior surroundings. The rotors are obscured by the large ducts, so there is no danger of losing a limb, and the aircraft is welcoming to people who haven’t travelled by helicopter before.

The Nexus can seat up to five passengers and has a gross weight capacity of 272 kilograms. Bell decided on a hybrid-electric propulsion system, instead of an all-electric mode, and that increases the range and loading capacity. There are at least 19 companies developing flying-cars, including Boeing, Airbus and Kitty Hawk, owned by Google founder Larry Page. However, the Bell Nexus has the edge, and with its strategic partnership with Uber, you can expect flying taxis around mid-2020.

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The most luxurious RV in the world – The eleMMent palazzo

The eleMMent palazzo Superior can be described as the most luxurious RV in the world. It is equipped with unbeatable technical innovation and ultra-comfort. The eleMMent palazzo Superior is the ultimate and absolute pinnacle of RV luxury, and a top-of-the-line model recognised in more than 190 countries as a byword for unsurpassed luxury. It is without a shadow of a doubt, the most outstanding motorhome you can find in 2019. The ultra-stylish and quality design speaks for itself and combines modern design features taken from the world of motorsports, of aviation and even yachting to create a spectacular and singular masterpiece.

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The cab appearance is far ahead of its time, the craftsmanship is undisputed, and the manufacturing process follows extreme precision using the highest performance carbon fibre materials found on the market. The exterior design incorporates sporty lines and contours that magically and seamlessly craft a most beautiful and elegant design. The 36-inch rim covers resemble racing car wheels, while the cockpit sports a central digital instrumentation panel and MMI control centre inspired by jet plane cockpits. The cab is exceptionally comfortable akin to a luxury limousine ride.

There is a panoramic windscreen that can be darkened in two tones using an adjustable system as protection from the sun. The body emphasises a reliable and robust design across all the eleMMent series, and the outstanding functionality and comfort are standard. The self-supporting and sturdy frame structure has a thick 60mm wall that provides exceptional stability and superb insulation comparable to the expedition vehicles that are operated on extreme off-road conditions and terrains. The classy integrated yacht windows with beautiful chrome trim attract indirect lighting, and the impressive Sky Lounge is a real highlight of the eleMMent palazzo superior.

The system is reserved exclusively for the owner’s personal panoramic views, and lifts automatically up out of the body, thereby creating a walled-in roof deck effect. There is an exterior stairwell that leads directly up to the roof deck with perfectly integrated lounge furniture. The specially developed and patented air convection system will ensure a comfortable interior temperature, preventing excess pressurisation when sliding the full-wall room extensions outwards.

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The floor plan and interior layout of the eleMMent palazzo superior disproves pre-existing stereotypes, and you get an original and convenient interior. Whichever options you choose, you are virtually assured of high quality and an exclusive RV experience.

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Rolls Royce Dawn Black Badge 2019 – $500,000

The new 2019 Rolls Royce Dawn Black Badge combines supreme luxury with speed and performance. The brand needs little introduction and has been synonymous with excellent motoring throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. The Dawn is a more purposeful, blacker version of the standard Dawn drop-top affording an uncompromising expression of open-top luxury with high performance based on a 593bhp engine. The Black Badge versions of the Ghost and Wraith were introduced alongside the Dawn, and they signify additional power.

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The most impressive improvements have been made to the engine, which adds an extra 30bhp. The new 6.6-litre, twin-turbo V12 engine produces 593bhp, and the torque is increased by 15 lb-ft up to 620 lb-ft. The Dawn propels you from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds delivering an impressive top speed of 155mph. The transmission has also been enhanced to offer a more involved driving experience which is spirited, yet still retains the Dawn’s peerless qualities and smooth ride. The breaks are larger in diameter than the standard Dawn, and the steering is quicker and more responsive.

The new exhaust system emits a low, growling menacing tone and the Dawn Black Badge will appeal to the younger and more dynamic customer. There are many subtle, yet crucial differences between the Black Badge and standard Dawn. With a darker chrome finishing, the Dawn is moodier and more aggressive looking, producing a deep, dark, and intense black with a high-gloss paint finishing. The interior is full of black leather, a new aluminium carbon composite trim, and there are plenty of alternatives for customisation. The price of the 2019 Rolls Royce Dawn Black Badge is $500,000, and the sky’s the limit.

2019 Jaguar i-Pace

Jaguar I-Pace – The Most Important SUV of 2019

Make no mistake, this SUV is groundbreaking despite its modest price tag of $70,000. The Jaguar 2019 I-Pace is the very first all-electric crossover SUV. The I-Pace is capable of travelling a distance of 240 miles on a single charge, delivering 394 hp with a four-wheel drive system.

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The engine can propel the crossover to 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds, which is quicker than the Tesla Model X 100D. So move over Tesla, the Jaguar I-Pace is a realistic contender the crown of SUV all-electric vehicles which are affordable to the masses. The double engine packs a powerful 90-kilowatt-hour battery sandwiched in between, and it is considerably smaller than that used in Tesla Model X models.

The supple, heated seats offer comfortable support while off-roading in the countryside. Passengers seated at the rear receive the same level of luxury with a useful shelf hidden beneath each seat with a USB port for charging your iPad/iPhone, or a compact laptop, something even upmarket models hardly offer. The headroom while seated on the backseats is far better than many SUVs on the market, and the interior is improved further with the exceptional all-ceiling glass roof which creates an incredibly bright, open-air feel. The luxurious materials and interior styling is a Jaguar hallmark, and quality abounds from the engine to every detail of construction.

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The I-Pace’s ride comes with an optional air suspension system that is incredibly soft and supple, effectively soaking up the imperfections of rugged terrain and bumpy roads. The I-Pace also marks the debut of the InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment system developed by Jaguar and measures up well with the Range Rover’s Velar info-system. Its signature 10-inch touchscreen is augmented by a smaller 5.5-inch screen just below, and the system is intuitive and straightforward to operate and won’t cause a distraction while cruising along.

The 2019 Corvette ZR1

2019 Corvette ZR1 – The Fastest Production Corvette Ever Built

The Corvette has been an iconic car brand for decades, and Chevrolet has taken the mark to a whole new level. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 is a supercar with the highest performance engine, fastest track record and the most advanced technology in Chevrolet’s production history setting a new benchmark. With elegant looks and futuristic aerodynamics, the ZR1’s LT5 6.2L V-8 engine is capable of delivering 52% more displacement than its predecessor, the Z06’s LT4. The new and more efficient intercooled supercharger system is Chevrolet’s first dual-fuel-injection system utilising a primary direct injection and a supplemental port injection. This helps the LT5 achieve its incredibly high performance.

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The interior is entirely focused on the driver with a cockpit including Napa leather-trimmed competition sports seats, which are well vented and heated. There is also a carbon fibre-rimmed steering wheel that adds unmistakable style. Additional features include a Performance Data Recorder, and a top of the range Bose premium audio system.

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The 2019 Corvette has a newly designed front fascia which channels air to boost the propulsion-system. There will be a choice of exteriors like Sebring Orange Tint-coat, which comes with matching orange brake callipers. The signature orange seat belts, interior stitching and bronze aluminium interior trim, set the Corvette apart from its competitors.

The supercar can reach an incredible top speed of 210mph, with options for a seven-speed manual gearbox, or eight-speed paddle-shift racing style automatic transmission. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 exceeds expectations with its newly designed exterior, high-performance engine and interior refinement. It carries on the traditions of the Corvette mark and takes them into the future with this new creation of beauty. With its classic, yet modern design the Corvette ZR1 deserves to stand alongside its illustrious predecessors.

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale Coupe – Most Expensive Car sold – US$8,085,0,000

The Arizona Collector Car Auctions is one of the largest in the world, and the 2018 edition was a supremely successful event. Over 2,600 cars changed hands, and US$248 million was spent to buy them. Classic muscle cars, vintage trucks, performance cars and rarities thrilled enthusiast and turned heads. There were all the most notable car brands including Porsche, Lamborghini and Ferrari.

The star of the show was definitely a red 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale Coupe which sold for a jaw-dropping record price of US$8,085,0,000. The 275 GTB Speciale Coupe is the most expensive steel-bodied 275 GTB that was ever sold. It is one of just four built by the legendary Pininfarina and the only surviving model. The illustrious sports car is a near perfect prime example of a coachbuilt Ferrari depicting a genuine Italian automotive design that is blindingly beautiful, luxurious and, of course, fast.

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The Speciale Coupe is designed differently from the regular 275 GTB and incorporates additional features. The car has a far more luxurious interior, and the exterior has no vent window on the driver’s side. A rear diffuser was added to improve aerodynamics, and the performance of the coupe is superior to the standard models. The smaller front fenders and more prominent indicators fit perfectly into the redesigned front grill. The cabin has high-grain leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and other comfort-enhancing features. The 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale Coupe is fitted with an ultra-powerful 3.3-litre V12 engine that can produce 265bhp. The car is rear wheel drive and has a 5-speed  manual transaxle gearbox transmission that is smooth and comfortable to use.

The Ferrari Speciale Coupe is a rare breed that is passing into extinction. They don’t make sports cars like this anymore, but this one is a survivor, and in over 50 years since she first took to the streets, she’s still going strong and turning heads in admiration with beauty from a bygone era.

2019 London Aire - Luxury RV Motor Coach

2019 London Aire – Luxury RV Motor Coach US – $655,122

The brand new 2019 London Aire Luxury RV is a grand motor coach home away from home. Redesigned from the ground up, the new RV is nothing short of spectacular. The price is a tad on the high side at US$655,122, but you do get a powerful vehicle with every mod-con under the sun. The sheer presence of the coach will turn heads in admiration, not least due to the exterior designer wall sconces and fabric window treatments. Plush seating is adorned with soft and superior Ultraleather fabrics which play host to the multi-buttoned, embroidered throw pillows.

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Only handcrafted, high-quality materials and elements are used such as the exquisitely layered feature ceiling or the striking, new multi-dimensional side fascia. The internal area can be customised to your exact specifications and preferences with a choice of floor plans. You can choose to have a large sleeper sofa with internal storage ottomans. Maybe you would prefer a set of comfortable recliners separated by a lampstand. A choice of superior quality porcelain tiles with glittering polished finishes and heated flooring throughout the main cabin are all options.

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The London Aire RV has already gathered critical acclaim for its combination of three essential criteria, power, luxury, and price. The engine combines a brand new 605-horsepower Cummins X15 diesel motor with cutting-edge luxury and superior safety features. It offers the best value in its class and with its competitive pricing, dramatic exterior styling together and a fully equipped home on the road, it will take you anywhere in complete comfort and luxury. Rarely has such beauty been bestowed upon a motorhome RV, and the London Aire reaches new heights of excellence.

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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Rumor has it that Ford is about to relaunch the iconic Mustang Shelby GT500 in a big way. The legendary Mustang will challenge other super muscle cars such as the Dodge Challenger and Camaro ZL1.

The Shelby GT500 is set to be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2019, where fans of Mustang will be able to get a first look at the much-anticipated event. Coincidentally, the launch coincides with Ford’s revamped Bronco 2020 launch. The engine will be the most potent and powerful one ever used in a Mustang and is expected to be a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 engine with hp exceeding 700 and a top speed of over 200 mph.

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The exterior makeover included a new and sizable carbon fiber wing. The bonnet has an exciting design, and the overall style is smoother and more aerodynamic than its predecessor. The sizable exterior vent for heat extraction gives the front an aggressive, imposing look. The raised center contributes to the sporty style and hints at the power under the hood.

The speedometer verification procedure that the GT500 must follow indicates the impressive speed capabilities of the GT sports car. The features will include three distinct and bespoke driving modes. They include Weather mode, Launch Control and Drag Strip mode. Carbon-ceramic brake pads are also an option.

There are two choices of gearboxes, a six-speed manual transmission and a new 10-speed auto gearbox which was co-developed by Ford and GM. The car even sports old-style headlights in keeping with the Mustang tradition. That will keep enthusiasts and purists happy. The new 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a legendary car eagerly awaited by Mustang fans around the world. Who can forget Steve McQueen racing through the streets of San Francisco with his Ford Mustang GT Fastback in the movie Bullett?

Luxury 4x4 2019 Harley-Davidson / Ford F-150 Concept by Tuscany

Luxury 4×4 2019 Harley-Davidson / Ford F-150 Concept by Tuscany – One Bad Ass Truck

Harley-Davidson is celebrating its 115th-anniversary party with a stunning luxury 4×4 concept truck. A joint collaboration between Harley-Davidson and the Tuscany Motor Company, the Ford F-150 is a dream come true. It features innovative engineering and stylish lines combining the creative talents of the prestigious brands attached to the project.

The vehicle is styled around the classic Harley motorcycle the Fat Boy and looks really stunning and futuristic, yet as functional and tough as a 4×4 truck should be. Currently, on display at the Harley-Davidson Museum, it seems to be the ideal hauler to drive off-road and out into the wilderness. Harley-Davidson is one of the most iconic marks around the world, and this new luxury off-roader evokes the same feeling of freedom, power and speed as Harley-Davidson motorcycles do.

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The truck is nicknamed ‘badass’ and is coated in Vivid Black paint with plenty of H-D bar and impressive shield badges. The truck sports custom tuned BDS suspension lift with an upgraded FOX shock system. The running boards have lighted power running along them, and there is an integrated rocker trim, a custom tuned Flowmaster exhaust system along with H-D solid billet aluminium tips.

The impressive specs include a front bumper cap with skid plate, a ram-air hood, LED light bar, custom fender flares and vents, a honeycomb grille and mesh, Fat Boy-style 22-inch milled aluminium sports wheels with 35-inch all-terrain rubber. The interior is laced with splendid orange tones accented on the doors, dashboard and steering wheel trim. There are modern looking stainless steel Harley-Davidson display gauges, billet H-D racing foot pedals, and a two-tone diamond-stitched and perforated custom leather seats which are incredibly comfortable and lush. You also get Harley-Davidson emblazoned foot mats, on the entry sill, the bed rug, and on the numbered centre console badge. The F-150 Concept 4×4 bridges the gap between off-roading and luxury motoring, a marriage made in heaven!