Pininfarina's H2 Hydrogen Hellion

Pininfarina’s H2 Hydrogen Hellion

In the light of super-cars debuted by the biggest brands iconic Italian design house Pininfarina has unveiled the future of luxurious transportation in the face of the H2 Hydrogen Hellion. Famous for pushing the boundaries of creativity, comfort and technology – the design team has succeeded in creating a car that easily combines the collective qualities of rivals Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati in one spectacular supercar that is powered by hydrogen.

The zero-emissions rocket ship the H2 Speed was named the Best Concept at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, where it made a VIP appearance.  Few things are known about the new daring model and one of them is the top speed of 186 mph that puts to shame even some of fastest cars on the market. 503 horse powers will provide a boost that allows for 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.4 seconds.

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Pininfarina has announced an initial number of only 10 cars to be built in the near future, which means there will be a pre-order list wealthy buyers will need to put their names on as early as possible if they want to get a taste of the zero-emission supercar. A price is yet to be announced but given the advanced technology and performance capabilities of the H2 Speed – it will probably be in the millions, although this will likely only increase the interest towards the limited edition work of technological wonder.

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Prospective buyers can learn more about the new model at the Turin Motor Salone dell’Auto di Torino. Another exclusive eye-catcher will also turn heads at the high-profile event -the one-off BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé.

Audi R8 V10 Plus

Audi’s Fastest Production Car Ever

Audi debuted the new R8 V10 Plus, which is the brand’s highest performing version of the second-generation R8 to date. It became available in April at a starting price of $190,000. The car’s mid-mounted naturally aspirated V-10 results in 610 hp or 60 hp more than the previous version. The same base-model R8 is used and continues to be powered by a V-10, which produces 540 hp; the starting price of that model is $163,000. (Audi has discontinued the V-8 version of the R8.)

Carbon fibre has been used for the firewall and some of the external body elements like the splitter and rear wing. The new V10 Plus is almost 15 percent lighter than the last version, which is an impressive achievement without compromising any of its sturdiness. It is able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 205 mph. As a whole, the new car is more rigid than its predecessor, and benefits from enhanced agility and responsiveness.

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Improvements to the cockpit have been made and consist in the introduction of digital instrument clusters to the dash and placement of four control buttons on the steering wheel. This makes the model all the more functional as the driver can select the car’s driving mode and engage the sport exhaust with a single motion.

Changes in the exterior are subtle with a just a hint of a crispier design. The V10 Plus is visually distinguished from its predecessor by the fixed rear wing. This makes the V10 Plus a dynamic sport model with versatile performance capabilities even if it only contains half the parts of the base V8. Currently, it is only available as a coupe, and Audi offers a choice of 11 exterior colours.

Mazzanti's New Limited Edition Supercar

Mazzanti’s New Limited Edition Supercar

The 1,000-hp Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli made its debut at the 2016 Turin Auto Show as the most powerful car to ever come out of Italy. Although it is not as widely recognized as Ferrari or Lamborghini, Mazzanti is in the same league as these brands illustrious brands in terms of performance and design.

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The Evantra Millecavalli is a further development of the basic Evantra model and its name Millecavalli is Italian for “a thousand horses,” to mark the car’s power output, which tops even the 950 hp of the Ferrari LaFerrari. The power comes from a twin-turbocharged 7.2-liter V-8 engine of Mazzanti’s own design. It is responsible for a peak torque of 885 pound-feet and acceleration from 0-60 mph in 2.7 seconds and on to a top speed of over of 250 mph.

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Power is not the only impressive feature of the limited edition Evantra Millecavalli as the model exhibits a sophisticated chassis on top of other things. A wider track, Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes, OZ Racing lightweight wheels, and sticky Pirelli Trofeo R tires are some of the core elements that transform the design into something truly spectacular.

The car is still in its pre-production stage, leaving a great deal of the model’s specifics yet to be revealed. However, one thing is for certain at this point and that is that the Evantra Millecavalli will surely grace some of the world’s best racetracks for fine-tuning.

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Only 25 units of the exclusive vehicle will be produced for now and 3 have already been sold to unknown buyers. The first hybrid supercar boasts a starting price of £600,000 – which is more than a Ferrari. It is completely handmade and comes with a choice of an aluminium or carbonfibre body. The latter option allows for the shortest construction time of 8 months and is likely to be favoured by most customers. The styling is defined by bold, rear-hinged doors and large 20in alloy wheels.

Ford's GT ’66 Heritage Edition

Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition

A week after its historic win against Ferrari at Le Mans, Ford commemorates the win of the original GT in 1966. The new special edition named Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition is a striking combination of historical significance and contemporary elegance. The exterior is painted Shadow Black with customers given the choice of matt or gloss – with silver stripes and exposed carbon bits. Accents include no.2 graphics, and a gold satin clear-coat on the wheels.

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The interior of the limited edition vehicle sees the Ford GT carbon-fiber seats enwrapped in Ebony leather, with pillowed inserts and plow-through stitching. The seats’ head restraints and the steering wheel bear the Ford GT logo. An Ebon-leather wrap can also be found on the instrument panel, pillars and headliner with gold appliqués on the panel, the seat’s X-brace and shift paddles. Similarly to the 1966 race car, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather, with the seat belts featuring unique blue webbing.

Other unique features include serialized identification plate, the #2 interior door graphic, and exposed matte carbon fiber door sills, air register pods and center console. The main intent of the design is to highlight the origins of the famous Ford GT. The looks remain distinctly based on the GT40 Mark II race car, but the new styling is accentuated with cues to provide a modern interpretation.

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The Ford GT ’66 Heritage Edition can be viewed at FordGT.com trough the configuration tool. It will only be made available in limited quantities for the 2017 model year only. The price premium remains to be confirmed, although a base price of £400k-plus has been suggested. Prospective buyers will be required to put down their names on a waiting list if they wish to own a modern car that is built on a theme of historic significance.

The Rolls-Royce Vision 100 Concept

The Rolls-Royce Vision 100 Concept

Revealed in London, the latest Vision 100 Concept from Rolls-Royce is head-turning in many ways. The futuristic car is a big departure from the traditional clean-cut forms of the brand’s luxurious vehicles and represents a bold journey down the path of innovation and experimentation. Marketed under the official name 103EX – the stylistic and engineering qualities of the vehicle are truly remarkable, whether or not the public is ready for such a dramatic change of direction.

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Floating headlamps and blade-edged verticality of the fenders still represent the classic allure of a Royce but the overall design is imposing and visually heavy. The most drastic element change is the square, flat grille. This is surely one way to turn heads on the road and it will, undoubtedly, change the way persona luxury is perceived from now on. In trying to create a fully autonomous and electric vehicle Rolls-Royce has succeeded admirably as the new 103EX demonstrates a seamless and effortless merger of technology, comfort and functionality.

The Rolls-Royce Vision 100 Concept

The car is 5.9 meters in length and 1.9 meters in height in keeping with the respective dimensions of the current Rolls Royce Phantom. It has F1-style exposed wheels connected to the “hull” of the car that appear to allow it to ‘float’ off of the ground. An elongated hood no longer houses an engine but an electric motor, allowing for luggage to be stored through the side. The luggage door conveniently opens automatically upon arrival and closes when the car is locked. The large, upright grille remains present as does the Spirit of Ecstasy, which is now manufactured from glass and illuminates as passengers arrive.

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Once passengers step into the Rolls Royce Vision NEXT 100, they enter their Effortless Journey. With the help of an artificial intelligence named Eleanor in honour of Eleanor Thorton – an English Actress and Artist’s Model who was the model behind the Spirit of Ecstasy for artist Charles Sykes. Inside, occupants enjoy a cabin like nothing else before it, with a single sofa at the back of the cabin. The sofa is made of the finest silk and wool and creates one of the most luxurious seating surfaces in an automobile. A massive OLED screen and a clock are the only two other present items inside the cabin.

The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition

The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition

German automaker BMW is rolling out a commemorative limited-edition vehicle – the BMW M3 30 Jahre Limited-Edition celebrates the 30th anniversary of the automaker’s M3 model, launched in 1986.

The original BMW M3 remains an icon to car enthusiast and the new model builds on top of the strong car-making traditions of the brand. The new Jahre Edition features aesthetic alterations – a black chrome tailpipe trim and carbon fiber elements. M gills with “M3 30 Jahre” inscribed on them have been fitted and blend well with the vehicle’s metallic paint coloring, pointing toward the model’s heritage.

The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition

BMW’s new M3 30 is expected to go on sale in the summer of 2016, and it will be priced from £82,675 or $120,000. The commemorative model will be limited to just 30 editions in the United Kingdom and additional exclusive 500 models worldwide. Social media campaigns are attracting a lot of interest online and show the car’s slick exterior and beautiful design features.

The BMW M3 30 Jahre Edition

The e anniversary model “30 Jahre M5″ will be the most powerful serial production automobile to be built by BMW with its 600 bhp (441 kW) and a maximum torque of 700 Nm. It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The special model has a combined fuel consumption: 9.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 231 g/km and features the Competition Package with modified suspension settings with a tighter spring/damper set-up. There is a specific control set-up for the Active M Differential of the rear axle differential to improve traction. The steering implements M-specific Servotronic function and a more direct control map. On top of that, the M Dynamic Mode of the Dynamic Stability Control DSC is more geared towards sporty handling properties.

The visual appearance of the BMW M5 “30 Jahre M5″ is both dynamic and spectacular. Its muscular, elegant shapes are emphasized by the ssilken, shimmering matt Frozen Dark Silver metallic finish.

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The $400,000 Mercedes ‘private jet of vans’

The ultimate van experience is made possible thanks to the vision of a California-based company. Through a custom transformation of the interior of a standard Mercedes Sprinter van – Becker Automotive are now redefining the standard of VIP travel across country.

The $400,000 vehicle has the capacity to carry six passengers in complete luxury and comfort with features such as full reclining, heat-controlled leather seats, high-speed Internet access, 40-inch LCD 4k monitor and a multi-media center, a minibar and privacy glass with remote control blinds. Passengers can enjoy an ambiance that is similar to that of an executive jet and there is plenty of space for everyone to relax and enjoy the journey.

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It took 8 months to complete the spectacular vehicle and the company is open to further customization, pending requests from clients. Becker Automotive is known to have created custom vehicles for a list of celebrities, including Dr. Dre and the late King of Pop.

When looking at the van from the outside – nothing hints to the over-the-top luxury and style that can be found inside, which is part of the intention for an “under-the-radar VIP travel suit”. Guests can enjoy complete privacy without compromising their comfort in any way. This includes airline-style seats that not only fully recline, but also provide a massage.

The van is also fitted with fresh air ventilation systems, sound insulation and upgraded suspension for a better ride. The sliding doors are electrically powered and operated. Each of the seat has own 9-inch LCD monitor and there is a large 40-inch 4k LCD monitor fitted on the wall.

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If that is not enough – advanced military-spec communications system provides broadband, allowing several simultaneous connections to the internet. The on-board computer system is able to store 200 full length DVDs and over 5,000 MP3 music tracks.

The vehicle is fitted with run-flat tyres and a GPS tracking for an even smoother ride.

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Bentley’s global debut of Mulsanne First Edition

Global automotive leader Bentley debuted their limited-run Mulsanne model at the Beijing Motor Show. With only 50 vehicles announced to be manufactured, potential owners should line up as soon as possible if they want to own a piece of the unparalleled craftsmanship of Bentley’s workforce.

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Although pricing still hasn’t been revealed for the latest Mulsanne– the model is expected to increase on the current car’s £229,360 starting price. The sleek styling and superior technology of the new model are elegantly blended and executed in an ultra-luxurious enhanced rear passenger space and driver’s seat. Naturally, Bentley has gone far and beyond to accentuate the recognisable exterior aesthetic of its car but the interior of their new venture is where the true ‘mind over matter’ concept takes form.

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The engraved Flying B ornament can be found throughout the cabin alongside Union Jack embroidery on the seats and 350-year-old English walnut tree veneer. If this isn’t enough, a strategically hidden vanity kit elegantly emerges from the back of the front seat to reveal a luxurious set, courtesy of Asprey of London.

The pinnacle interior space features reclining seats, a rear compartment sunroof and extending footrests. Extending curtains in a matching ivory colour guarantee the passengers’ privacy and create a uniquely relaxing travelling environment.  On the technology end Bentley continues to rely on seamless connectivity, equipping the on-board Android-powered tablets with its specific interface and over a million of Android applications. Audio and video streaming is possible as well as Internet browsing thanks to the car’s 4G WiFi system.

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Mulsanne First Edition is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-litre engine, which has 21bhp more than the regular V8, and its torque peaks at 502lb ft. This permits the luxury saloon to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.6sec and achieve a top speed of 190mph. The new model combines in itself the exquisite craftsmanship, desire for innovation and powerful individuality of the brand – the qualities that define the luxurious performance of Mulsanne.

Tesla's Model 3

Tesla’s Model 3 Is the Car of the Future

One of the most anticipated cars in 2017 is the newly-announced Model 3 by Tesla. Priced at $35,000 Model 3 is still in the early stages of its conceptual design with very few pictures being released ahead of its presentation in March this year.

The Model 3 is conceived as a sedan in the lower part of the luxury spectrum or in other words – it represents entry-level luxury. Other notable models of this industry segment known as “compact executive” or “small luxury” are the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, priced at $34,000 and $39,000 respectively. Tesla’s chief executive officer Elon Musk compares the Model 3 in size to the Audi A4 – a spacious five-seat sedan with plenty of room and comfortable seating.

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It is expected that the new Model 3 will retain most of the performance and design specifics that are revered as Tesla’s trademark, making gasoline savings just another benefit for the brochure. As a whole, this is the brand’s most important car yet as its aim is to bring the success of the Model S in luxury markets to a wider audience. We remember from the previous Model S sedan that I revolutionized electric cars for the American consumer. With a 0 to 60 miles per hour acceleration within as little as 2.6 seconds—it is faster than most of the world’s most expensive supercars, including Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren. The lack of engine in the front part gives Tesla’s cars the highest safety ratings of any car on the road because of the huge crumple zone.

The rear-drive version of the Model 3 will have an estimated range of 215 miles and a bigger battery and all-wheel drive. The interior will be fitted with a 15-inch display for vehicle data and controls. Deliveries will initially be confined to California and shift east as production increases.

Lamborghini Huracán Spyder

Lamborghini Huracán Spyder – The Convertible Of Your Dreams

As if the breath-taking coupe Lamborghini rolled out last year wasn’t enough – in 2016 the brand unveiled a drop-top version of the model. The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder is just as efficient, high-performing and spectacular as its predecessor, but with the added elegance of a convertible. Starting price for the vehicle is $262,350, but delivery and extras can easily bring the number to $267,545, which is on-par with competitors Ferrari and Aston Martin.

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Despite sharing all mechanical elements with last year’s model, the new car has been redesigned in every single way for the sole purpose of eliminating the roof. This is substantial effort on Lamborghini’s part and one that certainly pays off. It is an intense ride with impressive aerodynamics and aggressive appearance. The predatory look is enhanced by the blackened front grill. Four big wheels are mounted on 20-inch blade-style rims and pushed out to the corners of the car. Buyers can opt for a transparent engine bonnet, which discreetly accentuates the car’s curvature.

Custom colours are available for the ceramic brake calipers and you can even order smattering of carbon fiber accents on the aluminum/carbon frame. The exterior of the Huracán is made of lightweight aluminum and composite, making it a surprisingly light convertible compared to competitors.

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The real power of the Huracán Spyder comes from within – it sports the same V10 602-horsepower engine as the hardtop model. The brand has used the all-wheel drive on a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission as well. Drivers are given three drive modes, in addition to launch control; the paddle shifters can be used if you don’t like automatic when changing gears. There is no manual option though.

Top speed is the same as with the coupe – 201 miles per hour with a 0-62 mph acceleration of 3.4 seconds. Both models share the same drag coefficient for wind resistance, which is a remarkable engineering accomplishment.

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