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Vintage BMW 501 V8 Limousine

BMW has long been the epitome of genuine driving pleasure and it is a concept well noted in their earlier classic models like the 501 V8. The vintage limousine, exquisitely restored to the minutest detail, conveys a message of elegance and quality, pertaining to a different era.
The brand’s first postwar automobile, produced from 1952 boasts conservative design and surmising luxury that makes it relevant even today. Nicknamed the “Baroque Angel” – the six-seater sedan is a dynamic car with rich heritage and fascinating charm. Visionary for its time, it benefits from a six-cylinder engine of the pre-war type 326 that BMW further enhanced and developed. The solid frame and sleek design come together to form a powerful and reliable machine that is spacious and versatile.

Vintage BMW 501 V8 Limousine It shouldn’t come as a surprise that this is the car that positioned BMW as a leader amongst the brands whose names are synonymous for luxury and high quality on the road. With ample dimensions and a total weight of 1285kg – the 501 V8 is sturdy, yet easy to navigate. The enhanced engine model makes for considerably improved driving performance.

Vintage BMW 501 V8 Limousine
The model’s strength lies in its simplicity and clean design. It is simply equipped and apart from the exterior design and luxurious interior – it doesn’t boast any other considerable features. However, with a car of this calibre, this works well as it doesn’t distract from its obvious qualities and signature elements.
With its interior beautifully and carefully restored, the car features all its original welding points of the body parts and is in excellent condition. Vintage BMW 501 V8 LimousineThe exact price is available on request, although similar models sell in the region of £20,000. Due to aging, the original paint layer has been refreshed as has the leather interior, resulting in an impeccable version of the original 501 V8 in all its glory.

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Lamborghini HURACÁN LP 610-4

The Huracán is the worthy successor of the Gallardo, classes above its predecessor in terms of impression and intent. Although there aren’t any obvious differences in design, the subtle details attract attention with precision of execution and harmony – the Y-shaped LED daytime lamps and the side glass that tucks into the body are some of the more beautiful features. The sharp, aerodynamic lines are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional as they fend the air and improve performance.

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The interior is comfortable and luxurious with a state-of-the-art 12.3-inch digital instrument panel with three full-screen modes for easy navigation, shifting at the limit or testing the terminal velocity. An astounding feature is the engine shut-off at spotlights for a ten-percent increase in fuel economy. With a maximum speed of 325km/h and acceleration from 0 to 100 in just 3.2 seconds the Huracán can be defined by a single expression: “control over power”.

Lamborghini Huracán

The $428,500 vehicle stands out with simplicity and beautiful symmetry, where engineering expertise and functional design meet to create a car of unprecedented prestige and Italian craftsmanship.

Lamborghini Huracán Lamborgini have stuck to the V10 engine, with 5.2-litre capacity that was used in the Gallardo model, although the Huracán boasts 449kW of power (or 610 horsepower) and 560Nm of torque. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission distributes power to all four wheels and there are three separate driving modes to choose from via the steering wheel-mounted ANIMA ((Adaptive Network Intelligent Management).

Lamborghini HuracánThese modes are Strada (street), Sport and Corsa (track) and bring a whole new level of superb driving experience.

Lamborghini Huracán

The cockpit-style ambiance of the interior is unusual at first, albeit surprisingly comfortable. Some core elements, such as the font on the buttons, are shared with Auidi. The leather-lined wheel and seating bares the mark of the highest level of Italian craftsmanship, built around the driver for a unique experience and uncompromising quality.

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BMW unveils new 7 series

The flagship 7 series luxury limousine by BMW has been unveiled as the brand’s most lightweight, high-tech model of 2015. The new car may be facing serious competition on the shrinking market, but its cutting-edge technology and spectacular design are helping it gain momentum ahead of the Mercedes S class, Audi A8, Porsche Panamera and the Tesla Model S.

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With a fully-autonomous automatic parking as well as gesture-recognition for volume control and navigation direction – the new 7 series sets new standards in engineering and technology. Its intelligent connectivity coupled with a dynamic driving experience and unmatched comfort opens new horizons in its class.

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The model possesses the classic attributes of high-end sedans like status, luxury and comfort, but it boasts added value with more interior ambiance and innovative functionality. With carbon fibre being the preferred material, it has significantly reduced the vehicle’s weight. The body structure is based on the BMW i electric models – this has optimized strength and rigidity as well as significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions.bmw 7 series It is highly attractively styled with an impressive and strong presence and generous proportions – a clear indication of the direction BMW is heading to. Another impressive feature is the laser headlights that emit a high beam that reaches 600 meters (almost 2,000 feet). The model comes in two versions – a rear-wheel-drive 740i with a V-6 engine, and an all-wheel-drive 750i xDrive powered with a V-8.

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The car can go from 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds thanks to the impressive 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Although pricing remains to be set, it is expected that the 740i will start at $82,250 and the 750i – at $98,350.

Being the first ever automobile to use gesture controls and an autonomous parking feature, the BMW 7 series is already generating  a lot of buzz with the first cars expected to reach dealershiips in the beginning of 2016.

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Buick Avenir Concept

The new Buick Avenir Concept presented at the Detroit Motor Show is expected to redefine the future of luxury vehicles. Dubbed ‘the most beautiful Buick so far’ it is a true testament to the perfect blend of design, luxury and engineering. Its sophisticated and sleek exterior adds to a superb automotive experience, building on the brand’s 112-year heritage. The re-invented model will, without a doubt, be the car that brings the design into the future, building on top of Buick’s signature luxury and technological advancement.

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The Avenir stands out with its luxurious interior, elegant design and forward technology. The core elements of the interior are comfort, connectivity and moderation with the space utilized in a way that enhances the driving experience and gives a sense of freedom. Some of the innovative features are the driver-recognition options that automatically sync infotainment preferences, mobile device wireless charging and the ionic cabin air filtration.

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Steel, glass and leather are the materials used to bring this forward concept to life and push the boundaries of technological and aesthetic perfection. The sculpted design features full LED exterior lighting, a new grille design and striking proportions with an imposing presence.

The next-generation V-6 engine has an active fuel management and stop/start technology. On the technological front it’s hard to miss the Buick IntelliLink infotainment with large, 12-inch-diagonal color touch screen. The entire design of the car is a modern interpretation of the landmark 1954 Wildcat II concept. Its proportions are 204.5 inches in length and 76.0 inches in diameter.

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The wireless phone charging and a 4G OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot in the cabin are a conveniesbnt feature that adds to the comfort of the passengers. The four-place interior features individual bucket seats bisected by a full-length center console.

With the actual release date is unknown it is expected to come on the market by the end of 2018 with a retail price of $60,000.

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Alfa 4C Spider

The open-top alternative to the coupe was introduced at the Detroit Motor Show. The exquisite aesthetics of the 4C coupe have not been compromised and the transition to the Spider has produced a car that is even more spectacular and modern. The new model is a seamless blend of a single sculpted hoop in aluminium and carbon fibre, and a sleek curved body

Alfa 4C Spider

Transforming coupes into convertibles is an ambitious move, but in this case it totally pays off. A new range of alloy wheels, measuring 17in in diameter up front and 18in at the rear, unique single-lens headlights and a carbon fibre complete the exquisitely- designed open-topped Spider. The soft folding roof features an optional carbon fibre hardtop.

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There aren’t significant changes in the interior with the exception of the improved Alpine system with Bluetooth streaming. There are also more grim options and a wider choice of colours. Other subtle changes include a new center-mount exhaust system with dual carbon-titanium pipes and covered headlamps, which are a nifty design element.

Alfa 4C Spider

The same turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine with 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque powers the Spider. A decided advantage is the fact that the 4C’s weight gain has no impact on the car’s performance with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph pinning 4.5 seconds and a top speed in excess of 155 mph. Braking, lateral acceleration, and weight distribution remain unaffected.

Alfa 4C Spider

The new 4C Spider is a beautiful and compact sports car – in the spirit of Italian craftsmanship. The weight gain has been kept to a minimum and glass for both the windscreen and side windows is 10 per cent thinner than on its predecessor.
The design preview is still at the conceptual stage and is expected to hit stores later in 2015 with price announced at $55,195.

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Ford unveils all-new GT supercar

Ford unveiled an all-new GT supercar at the Detroit show that sets new standards of innovation, engineering and performance. The sleek model is set to become Ferrari’s most serious competitor for peak performance.

The car is designed by Scot Moray Callum, younger brother of Jaguar design director Ian, and features upwardly swinging scissor doors, 20’ alloy wheels and raised twin exhausts. It also boasts the most powerful EcoBoost production engine yet, which is a new twin-turbocharged Ford EcoBoost V6 with more than 600 horsepower.

Ford GT supercar

The all-new GT is an ultra-high-performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for performance through EcoBoost®, advances in light-weighting, aerodynamics and an ultra-efficient design. Ford will begin production of the model next year with the car hitting stores in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Ford GT supercar

With innovation being at the core of the company, the new GT is the ultimate execution of elite engineering and unmatched performance. Making extensive use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre aend aluminium – the model boasts improved acceleration and handling with higher efficiency. In fact – the use of the lighter materials – has significantly improved all of the vehicle’s capabilities – from acceleration and handling to braking and safety all the while dramatically reducing weight.

Ford GT supercar

Its form is just as impressive with the tear-drop shape to its aircraft-inspired fuselage and curved windshield – designed to minimize drag and optimize downforce. In addition all surfaces on the GT are functionally crafted to manage airflow and include fully active aerodynamic components to improve stability, handling and breaking. The F1-style wheel features all necessary driver controls, allowing for uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls.

Ford GT supercar

A configurable digital display provides a wealth of driver-focuseddata. Base price for the model is announced at $400,000!

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Limited edition Maserati by Ermenegildo Zegna

This year’s Geneva Motor Show saw the introduction of another iconic model that was the result of the cooperation between Italian luxury fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna and Maserati. The new limited edition Maserati Quattroporte will be produced in just 100 examples, and will be priced at £170,000 and available starting June.

Maserati Ermenegildo Zegna

The 530-horsepower, 185mph gentleman’s express bares the mark of Maserati’s detail to performance and Zegna’s unmistakable craftsmanship to provide the ultimate driving experience. Each vehicle is coated with a special Platinum Silk paint with aluminium pigments that give it a satin-like appearance and texture similar to Zegna cloth. This finish is also applied to the unique 20in wheels. An Ermenegildo Zegna plate is located on the side of the car and acts as a subtle statement of stature and elegance.

The interior is just as spectacular with the upholstery combining special chevron-weave Zegna silk with premium-grade leathers. The Maserati Quttroporte reaches a new level of on-road luxury with impeccable execution and attention to detail – roof lining, sun shades and door panels are all covered in grey jersey silk.

Maserati Ermenegildo Zegna

Based on the existing Gran Turismo MC Stradale chassis, the model sports the easily recognisable oval grille, imposing bonnet, and captivating modern design. Carbon-fibre body tub, electro-actuated gearbox and a technologically-advanced interior shape the Quattroporte as the luxurious ride that it claims to be. The driver’s experience is enhanced by the TFT (thin film transistor) liquid-crystal instrument display and a range-topping 15-speaker, 1,280-watt audio system designed by Bowers & Wilkins.

Maserati Ermenegildo Zegna

All buyers of the spectacular ride receive an owner’s collection kit that includes 19 “refined articles”, a 3.5m length of Zegna silk, leather items and a variety of personal accessories. These products have been designed in keeping with the Maserati’s innate elegance and reflect the Quattroporte signature style with its aesthetic touches that make it unique.

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2015 Corvette Stingray Coupe – Convertible

The ultimate blend of precision performance, ingenious design and innovative engineering becomes a reality in the 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible. Its aggressive exterior and optimized driving experience make it a worth runner-up for the title ‘best sports car of 2015’. Available in both coupé and convertible – it is the fastest, most refined standard Corvette has ever made.

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The coupé is light, low and lean thanks to the use of the lightweight carbon-nano-fiber components. State-of-the-art ventilation systems help air flow from front to back, cooling critical elements of the powertrain. Both the convertible and the coupé have the same level of optimal performance.

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Every millimetre of the model is executed with beauty and proportion – from the frosted high-intensity headlamps to the new digital features and driver controls in the cockpit. In terms of design– the Stingray is defined by a sharper, more sinister shape that blends seamlessly sharp edges and soft curves.

Two 8-inch screens are complemented by a colour Head-Up Display. Throughout the interior only the highest quality materials are used – carbon fibre, aluminium, and grade A leather. The steering wheel is wrapped in natural leather or sueded microfiber for a better grip and enhanced driving experience. The instrumental panel is a true state-of-the-art innovation with critical data projected into the driver’s line of sight on the windshield via a Head-Up Display. The driver’s seat is built with maximum comfort in mind and provides optimal support.

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The Stingray has another impressive feature – the world’s fastest-acting suspension patented Magnetic Ride Control system adjusts to the road every 15 milliseconds, providing unmatched security and comfort in all weather conditions. The 6.2V LT1 V8 engine boasts the staggering 460 horsepower, achieving a 0-60 time in 3.8 seconds. Its distinctive rear transaxle layout provides optimal weight balance.

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As evidenced by the high level of precision and engineering that has gone into the Stingray – it is a car made to serve the driver. Lighter materials and innovative technology create a machine that is perfectly in sync with the road and every human input. Prices for both models start at around $60,000.

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Jaguar XF 2015 revealed

The new Jaguar XF is what sheer driving pleasure is all about. Innovative design and refined engineering deliver unmatched performance and uncompromising comfort. It is not too often that a car of such calibre is able to deliver such innovation without compromising fuel efficiency, but the model succeeds admirably.

The new executive saloon is bigger, lighter, more robust and more technologically advanced than the seven-year-old model it replaces. Expected to reach showrooms at the tail end of this year it was unveiled at the New York Motor Show and quickly drew praise from all sides. Some of its impressive features are the trademark InControl Touch Pro multimedia system, which boasts a quad-core processor and “ultra-fast” ethernet network. There is also a Meridian sound system upgrade and a responsive 10.2-inch touchscreen.

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The XF’s aluminium-intensive architecture makes it 190kg lighter than its predecessor. The model is also 7mm shorter, but features a wheelbase is 51mm longer, leaving more headroom. Jaguar’s ‘Reva hoop’ design creates simple, yet elegant comfort and driving dynamics.

One of the more impressive features of the new model is the advanced aerodynamics with its straight lines and sharp edges that create a strong balance with efficiency. The car’s exterior is assertive and aggressive, bearing Jaguar’s easily recognizable form.

Engine and driving dynamics have also been improved thanks to a structure that is 28 per cent stiffer and 11 per cent lighter. Jaguar’s signature Configurable Dynamics provides the option to option to tweak the dampers, steering and eight-speed auto box. Electric power-steering is also available. Engine choices include the new Ingenium model that debuts in the XE, with 161bhp and 178bhp 2.0-litre diesels. Another choice is the revised version of the 296bhp 3.0-litre twin-turbodiesel with a whopping 700Nm of torque, and the 375bhp 3.0-litre V6 petrol from the F-Type.

Estimated starting price for the Jaguar XF starts around $50,000.jaguar

 

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Bentley unveils new EXP 10 Speed 6 Prototype

Unveiled at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, the new EXP 10 Speed 6, gently dubbed the new ‘Bentley baby’ is a spectacular two-seater that is posed to redefine the market for luxurious vehicles when it becomes available in three years time.

The new model is expected to be powered by a specially-tweaked 500 brake-horse-power 4.0 litre twin-turbo engine – only recently introduced into other Bentley models. This will allow the EXP to match the top speed of 200mph of other cars in the Bentley range.

bentleyIn terms of design it is a considerably smaller car with only two seats and two doors, but the change in size does not come at the expense of comfort. The smaller sporty car offers a sublime blend of “modern automotive design, highly skilled handcrafting, the finest materials and advanced performance technology” as eloquently described by a Bentley spokesman. It is a model packed with potential as it offers thrilling, driver-oriented performance with trademark modern Bentley luxury and effortlessness.

bentleyThe coupé is believed to be the start of a radical new family of five distinct models. With a price tag of £120,000 the high performance two-seater sports car will be the epitome of pinnacle luxury. From the striking copper elements on both exterior and interior features to the innovative technology and excellent craftsmanship – this model is an embodiment of Bentley’s design ambition.
Futuristic technology in the face of two-metal 3D texturing and a deftly intuitive 12” touchscreen facilitates the driving experience. The quilted sports seats are aesthetically-pleasing and covered in high-quality leather.
The new EXP 10 Speed 6 concept captures Bentley’s signature style brilliantly with its design reinterpreting the classic Continental GT styling cues like the four-round headlamps and matrix grille. A beautiful and subtle change are the stretched-oval taillamps over top dual exhaust tips of the same shape.