Rolls-Royce developing new convertible

Rolls-Royce developing new convertible

Development of Wraith Coupé-based new ‘open top touring’ model is announced, and it will arrive in mid-2016. New luxury Rolls-Royce will be the brand’s second convertible after the Phantom Drophead Coupe and it will offer a perfect marriage of style and elegance.

“We are currently developing an exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer which will introduce even more discerning men and women to Rolls-Royce ownership,” said Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös.

The car is already in an advanced prototype stage, meaning that it will be ready to make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015. While the company isn’t offering many clues as to what exactly the new model will offer, there is very little doubt that the new car will be a convertible version of the two-door Wraith coupé. If it is a drophead Wraith, then it will very likely include the 623 bhp (458 kW) 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine pumping 590 ft-lb (800 Nm) of torque and its top speed will probably be limited, as is the Coupé, to 155 mph (249 km/h).

Key details about the ultra-luxury convertible, such as U.S. launch timing and pricing, are not available at this point, but I expect that the price will be higher than £250,000 (US$422,000). Rolls Royce has already sold 1,968 cars this year, up 33.4 per cent year-on-year according to its latest accounts. This will be just another luxury drop in perfect collection of one of the most exclusive and elusive brands in the automotive industry.

“The car will build on the success of (the Rolls-Royce) Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing to boldly shape the future of the marque with contemporary, graceful and sensuous styling,” the automaker said. “It will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience.”

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – On Sale For $64 Million

The 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – On Sale For $64 Million

The iconic Ferrari 250 GTO was put up for sale in Germany priced at $64 million, and is alleged to be one of only 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs that left the Ferrari factory. If it’s true and the seller gets his asking price the 250 GTO Ferrari could become the world’s most expensive car! It’ll for sure attract the attention of the world’s best collectors.

Last October, a vintage 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a record US $52 million to a private buyer. The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced from 1962 to 1964. The car was designed to race with a 3.0 L V12 engine and 300 HP which was perfect for the time it was introduced.

The car sports the familiar combination of red body paint and blue interior. The first 250 GTOs began to sell for over $1 million in 1986 and since then it has grown in value by almost 50 times! Ferrari built only 39 250 GTOs (33 of the “normal” cars, three with the four-litre 330 engine sometimes called the “330 GTO” – recognizable by the large hump on the bonnet – and three “Type 64″ cars, with revised bodywork).

Giotto Bizzarrini designed the car to win World Championships. The sale of the car does include a 19 percent VAT, which would net the government approximately $10 million dollars in taxes. The 250 GTO was one of the last front-engined cars to remain competitive at the top level of sports car racing. Before the advent of vintage racing the 250 GTO, like other racing cars of the period, passed into obsolescence. Some were used in regional races, while others were used as road cars.
The 250 GTO is model that most completely embodies the characteristics of the brand, and that is why it became the most valuable Ferrari.

BMW I8 ELECTRIC CAR

BMW I8 electric car

Futuristic BMW with perfect design and brilliant performances has arrived. BMW delivers the first versions of its new i8 sports car. The original Vision EfficientDynamics concept used a three-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, but the i8 makes use of a gas-fired turbo three-cylinder.

There is a three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox cranking out 231hp, then an electric motor that adds a further 131hp courtesy of a 5kW lithium battery position through the spine of the car, so when they are both humming they make 362bhp.

You can also run the i8 as a pure electric. BMW claims the i8 has a pure electric range of up to 23 miles and will do 75mpg maximum on batteries alone. Three basic driving modes are available ranging from pure-electric mode through standard and Sport.

Like the i3 its carbon body sits on top of an aluminium power pod. The i8′s bodywork is crafted from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic which is underpinned by an aluminium subframe with plastic body panels that are reinforced with carbon-fibre. Inside, the i8 there is more future-tech 8.8-inch display screen for reporting road and engine speed, as well as battery and fuel levels. Standard features include leather upholstery, full LED headlights, professional navigation system, cruise control, front and rear park distance control and head-up display.

Front seat passengers are cocooned in luxury with a tasteful combination of leather and the driving position is low, as is the car’s centre of gravity which benefits its handling. There are two diminutive rear seats, with a pocket-sized boot these seats are better put to use as additional luggage space.

TOYOTA FV2 CONCEPT

Toyota FV2 concept

The entire auto industry is changing rapidly and there are a lot of outstanding futuristic concepts that are still waiting for the final production. Toyota’s FV2 concept has made its European debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. FV2 is designed to capture the spirit of Toyota’s fun-to-drive philosophy.

The FV2 – which stands for “Fun Vehicle 2″ has a “mood-based” mirrored exterior that constantly moves and shifts colours and patterns. By incorporating technology from the Toyota Heart Project, a research programme that enhances communication between humans and artificial intelligence, the FV2 has been designed to connect to the driver emotionally. “A car must appeal to our emotions. If it’s not fun, it’s not a car,” Toyota president Akio said.

This fantastic futuristic car accumulated driving history to suggest destinations and driving skill information to assist the user.

The Toytoa FV2 is operated by the driving shifting his or her body to intuitively move the vehicle forward and back, left and right. The driver stands while in the vehicle, and shifts his weight to steer. Actually it’s like riding a horse. The FV2 comes with three wheels, and no steering wheel. And once inside, the driver operate the car without lifting a finger — relying on speech-controlled directions instead.

It’s hard to imagine something like this on the street, but it would be definitely more than fun to drive this extremely unusual car.

2015 NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine

2015 NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine

The four-seater with full-length gull-wing doors is an intelligent vehicle concept. The Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine is powered by salt water. Actually, it’s powered by a flow battery that uses a special formula of ionic charge-carrying salt water as its storage medium.

This unusual car is not unusual only because of the gull-wing doors, but primarily because of the flow cell. Quant e-Sportlimousine has a completely different way to store energy. There are tanks of negatively and positively charged electrolyte solutions in the vehicle. The liquids get pumped through a cell stack to produce electricity, which in turn powers the car’s four electric motors. So, four electric motors, one per wheel, draw their power from a nanoFLOWCELL energy storage system which works on the proven principles of the redox flow cell. Nanoflowcell says the flow technology operates with 80 percent internal efficiency.

Its wooden operating controls are also very specific and unusual. Never seen before in automobile control elements, the new sensorFLOW technology provides a extra fascinating visual effect. Once the Quant e-Sportlimousine is activated, the control elements become visible through the natural wood! “The wood surfaces are so thin that a light touch of the finger on the Sensorflow icons triggers the appropriate action,” says La Vecchia. “This innovation allows us use a sustainable material like wood to give you a direct connection to the digital control systems.”

The Quant e-Sportlimousine utilizes four electric motors, that give out a combined maximum output of 680kW (925PS or 912hp) and a normal operating output of 480 kW (653PS or 644hp).

Koenigsegg One:1 world's first megacar

Koenigsegg One:1 world’s first megacar

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars. New Koenigsegg one:1 is one of the most exclusive production car programs ever envisaged.

The Swedish specialists are taking the hypercar to the next mega level. New Agera One:1 is the first production car with a one megawatt of power (1,341 horsepower). The horsepower to kilogram ratio is a perfectly balanced 1:1, so it goes beyond super or hyper and is actually the “world’s first megacar.”

The extraordinary power are generated by twin-turbocharged, 5.0-liter V8 from the Agera R. Redesigned seven-speed dual clutch transmission is connected to the massively powerful engine, and takes a single technician three weeks to build. The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox and electronically-controlled differential makes sure all that grunt gets to the wheels.
Top speed is around 273mph, and it go from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, 0-300km/h in about 12 seconds and 0-400 km/h in 20 seconds. The engine is flex-fuel-capable and able to run on gasoline, race fuel, or E85.

Only six examples of the extreme hypercars were built, and they’ve all sold out already. But you’ll be able to buy a form of it. “We’ll have the 2015 Agera up next – essentially a facelift – but it will feature a lot of the One:1 technology: the active chassis, the rear wing, the suspension, everything,” says Koenigsegg spokesman Andreas Petre.

Unfortunately you can not buy this megacar, but the magnificent Koenigsegg Agera R is available for purchase, and you can check it out in our shop. The One:1 actually is extreme model based upon the Agera model series.

Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo 4C

Translated almost perfectly to reality, the 4C life began several years ago as a concept car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. The special Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition will arrive in dealerships this summer (it will be limited to just 500 units) while the standard 4C coupe will arrive in fall.

The Alfa Romeo 4C is a mid-engined two-seater, with a carbon-fiber body, an aluminum suspension, powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that sends power to the rear wheels through a dual-clutch gearbox. Harald Wester, CEO of Alfa Romeo said: “The all-new 4C marks the return of ‘the great Alfa Romeos’ and represents the purest formation of the brand’s DNA with its supercar-levels of performance and innovation, all while focusing on making the driver an integral part and completion of the machine.” For sure this car is very impressive and looks really great. With all its features, the Alfa Romeo 4C is currently one of the most interesting cars on the market. Let’s take a closer look at its details.

Alfa Romeo 4C will get the 1742-cc turbo four (transversely and mid-mounted) making 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, as well as the six-speed dual-clutch automatic and manual rack-and pinion steering.

From the exterior of the car is visible an adaption of the exhaust system which results in a sportier (darker) sound. You can choose from six paint colors: Black, Rosso Alfa, White, Basalt Gray, Rosso Competizione and Madreperla White.

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Pal-V One – flying car

Pal-V One – flying car

Ever dreamed of owning a flying car? Well, from dreams to reality, the world of the flying cars is here! You can now purchase your own personal flying car PAL-V One for $395,000 with deliveries starting in 2016 with a maximum production capability of 150 units per year for the first two or three years. Now you can fly-drive to almost any destination!

This spectacular machine promises an unforgettable ride on the road and in the air! Technically it’s a three-wheeled motorcycle that transforms into a gyrocopter. Pal-V One can reach speeds of up to 112 mph and goes from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds when driven on the road, and takes just 10 minutes to convert between modes. Personal Air and Land Vehicle (Pal-v) uses an autogyro flight system, with a 230-horsepower gasoline engine spinning a rear-facing propeller and an auto-rotating, retractable main rotor to generate lift. So if the engine fails, the craft still can land safely thanks to the lift generated by its auto-rotating main rotor.

Fly out of a traffic jam is not so simply because Pal-V requires 540ft of runway to take off and 100ft to land. But it flies below 4,000ft, so interfering with commercial air traffic is not an issue. Once the engine stops, the propeller folds itself automatically into the driving position.

A main requirement was to create a land-air vehicle that anyone could use. For that reason, the company has created a 3D simulator so people can practice take-offs, landings, and steering, before getting behind the stick of the real thing. They even simulate many real airports around the world that people might take off from.

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK

2014 JEEP CHEROKEE TRAILHAWK

Equipped with front-wheel or 4-wheel drive, the new 2014 Cherokee is more than a simple midsize crossover. In extreme conditions Jeep offers absolutely stunning Trailhawk.

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk has noticeably better front and rear angle, higher ground clearance and good ramp-overs than the 2WD Cherokee and their milder 4WD brothers.

There’s a full-colour 7-inch reconfigurable LED instrument cluster that’s backed up by an 8.4-inch colour touchscreen media centre with a variety of functions. Selec-Terrain traction control system with five customized settings (Auto, Snow, Sport, Sand/Mud and Rock ) makes things easier. Just spin the dial to match the conditions or leave it in Auto for confident 4×4 performance on any road or weather condition.

The 2014 Cherokee is also equipped with hill-ascent control, hill-descent control, and 4-wheel-disc brakes with vented front rotors. Trailhawk has wheel flares, tow hooks, skid plates, off-road suspension, diff-lock, 17-inch polished wheels and red stitching throughout the cabin. Its towing capacity is 4500 pounds. With the push of a button, it can electronically lock both rear wheels together for outstanding traction at lower speeds. Something even more spectacular is related to speed control. Selec-Speed Control is only available on Cherokee Trailhawk. It’s a great feature for off-roading and helps you confidently drive up or down hills at controlled, steady speeds.

This model is equipped with a 3.2L V6 engine, sending power to the wheels through a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. The result is formidable 271 horsepower.

Time for a wild ride? Absolutely!

$4.5 MILLION FERRARI F12 TRS REVEALED IN SICILY

$4.5 MILLION FERRARI F12 TRS REVEALED IN SICILY

And just when I thought that Ferrari could not do anything more spectacular than what now has to offer, the Italian car maker unveiled a one-off open-top F12 Berlinetta called TRS which has been created by the company’s Special Projects division. TRS is a one-off model that will leave you absolutely speechless. It made its debut during the annual Ferrari Cavalcade driving tour, which this year took place in Sicily.

Based on the company’s equally wonderful F12 Berlinetta and built exactly to a client’s specifications, this amazing car cost its lucky owner $4.5 million , making it one of the most expensive production cars to roll off the assembly line this year. Designed and created by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre, the look of the F12 TRS has been inspired by the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa.

Power comes from a 6.3-liter V-12 engine tuned to deliver 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. This ensures 0-62 mph acceleration in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed in excess of 211 mph. The open cockpit is trimmed in Alcantara, fine leather and black matte carbon fibre. Generally, inside was adopted a minimalist look. Aerobridge that normally sits above the rear fender on the F12 Berlinetta is now gone, allowing for the open-top design of the car. The engine’s signature red cylinder heads are visible through a window in the hood.

If you are one of Ferrari’s most loyal customers and you have enough money then Ferrari can make you unique extraordinary model. This lucky guy already has his dream car. I would definitely like to have something like this in my garage.