Volkner Mobil specializes in motorhomes for the uber rich, the German company offers a wide variety of motorhomes with prices in the millions. They start life as ordinary buses but are then transformed thoroughly after application of high end luxury materials and equipment.
Featured here today is the Performance S model which is specially made for gearheads with extra coins in their wallets. The start price is 1,600,000 euros and can get well into the 2 million euro range after all the options have been ticked. Ideally, ordering one of these is no different than ordering a yacht from scratch. The Volkner Mobil Performance S is yacht on wheels or a road yacht if you will.
The Performance S starts life as a Volvo or Mercedes diesel bus, it measures 12 meters in length, 2.5 meters in width and 3.85 meters in height. But that’s not where the dimensions end, there is a wall-out or slide out feature that extends from the side of the motorhome by 50cm, increasing the interior space from 30 to 35 square meters.
The company has patented what they call the ‘central car garage’ which is basically a garage inside the motorhome to store your favorite sports car. In our case, the 2.5 million euros Bugatti Chiron is the travel companion. Most sports car enthusiasts will usually take their cars with them on vacation but on trailers, not in this case. More so, the garage can be used as a terrace with chairs and a table for those stop-over picnics or even as a storage for your favorite water and fishing toys.
The interior can be tailored to suit all needs and is fully customizable, just like a yacht. The motorhome is fitted with top of the line heating systems, air conditioners and 1830 watt solar system – engine heat, diesel engine, gas and electricity are all used as sources of energy to run all systems onboard.
October 23, 2021 / Comments Off on This $4.7 Million Bus Comes with a Bugatti Chiron Inside – Road Yacht
The new 2022 BMW M3 Touring was filmed while testing on the track and public roads during the Industry Pool at the Nurburgring.
This is the very first time that BMW has offered an M3 Touring. It will come in three trims namely M3 RWD, M3 Competition RWD and M3 Competition xDrive (AWD). A manual gearbox will be available on the RWD models.
The new M3 Touring is rumored to be similar to the M3 in terms of features but bigger in size. Additionally, the new model features a big grille for delivering sufficient air to the powerful engine. Speaking of the engine, the new S58 twin-turbo I6 now develops 473hp and 550nm of torque in standard guise and 503hp and 650nm of torque in competition guise. Top speed is limited to 250km/h but can be increased to 290km/h with the M Driver’s package.
The new M3 Touring will be officially revealed in 2022.
October 23, 2021 / Comments Off on Watch the 2022 BMW M3 Touring Thrash it at the Nurburgring
BMW has improved the attributes of its popular M135i xDrive hot hatch, the chassis components of the new BMW M135i xDrive have been upgraded to further enhance the performance.The new BMW M135i xDrive is powered by a four-cylinder unit with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and delivers a maximum power output of 306hp.
Additionally, the modifications on the bespoke chassis ensure precisely controllable driving experience even when driving on the track whereas the optimised traction enables the driver to take corners easily even at extremely high speeds.
The new model has been equipped with a mechanical limited-slip differential at the front axle, the shortening of the signal path allows the traction to be controlled ten times faster compared to conventional systems during cornering or on slippery surfaces and the standard eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission improves the overall traction, stability and agility of the vehicle.
The standard equipment list of the new model consists of a Specially tuned M Sport steering and exceptional M Sport brakes. The compact sports car has been fitted with factory 18 inch M light-alloy wheels as standard, 19 inch light-alloy wheels are also available as optional in different designs.
The new model also features a twin-tailpipe exhaust system with a distinctive sound which travels to the interior, individual paint finishes and special paint request can also be incorporated into the manufacturing process where the vehicle is built.
New additions to the range of exterior colors include the M paint shade Sao Paulo Yellow non-metallic, Frozen Orange metallic and Frozen Pure Grey finishes. Special colors require special servicing, technical support work and additional manual processes unlike other paint finishes.
BMW M135i xDrive
October 21, 2021 / Comments Off on 2022 BMW M135i xDrive Stuns in San Paulo Yellow
Bugatti has dedicated a team of 27 engineers to test the limited edition Centodieci in extreme weather conditions in the USA. The model will undergo cold-climate testing, high-speed and endurance testing and hot-climate testing which is the most important development element.
In the deserts of the USA, temperatures occasionally exceed 50°C which creates a hostile environment for both humans and machines. Nevertheless, Bugatti benefits from this weather in the development process of creating a model that performs perfectly in all weather and traffic conditions.
There are eight hyper sport cars on the road from Molsheim accompanying the Centodieci- three Chiron Pur Sports and four Chiron Super Sports all going through similar tests.
The Bugatti fleet has been to high altitudes of up to 2,800 meters and temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius. The models have been tested on low-speed stop-start traffic, they have been left in the blazing sun with the air condition on full and also driven at 320km/h in a closed road environment.
The engineers checked the key systems like electronics, telemetrics, fueling process, radio frequencies and air conditioning at every stage to ensure the vehicles are performing perfectly. All the cars including the Centodieci have been fitted with 200 sensors for delivering data to the development team at Wolfberg and to the engineers on site.
The Centodieci is powered by an 8.0 litre W16 engine delivering 1,600hp at 7,000 rpm. It has also been equipped with an additional air intake mounted near the oil cooler for regulating the engine temperature.
After completing the hot-weather tests, the Centodieci will be taken to its final high-speed drives and endurance test over a distance of 30,000 kilometres in Europe. The production of the Centodieci will be limited to 10 units only. Deliveries will begin next year.
Bugatti Testing: Hot Weather
October 19, 2021 / Comments Off on $9.3 Million Bugatti Centodieci in Final Testing Phase Before Deliveries Begin
After 10 years of production, the Lamborghini Aventador sales have finally come to an end. This is the most successful V12 supercar from Santa’Agata Bolognese, it has spawned numerous variants culminating to the latest Aventador Ultimae which marks the end of an era.
The Aventador was launched in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the Murcielago. It was praised for the aggressive design and the harmonic naturally aspirated V12 engine which was an evolution of the Murcielago’s power plant. After numerous iterations including million dollar one-offs, Lamborghini has decided to finally close the order books. Deliveries will still sail through to 2022 but no more orders will be taken.
During the first rollout phase between 2011 and 2016, the Aventador LP700-4 Coupe and Roadster sold 5000 units effectively surpassing the intended 4000 units. The LP700-4 is powered by a 6.5L naturally aspirated V12 that produces 690hp and 690 nm of torque. 0-100km/h is achieved in just 2.9s, the top speed is 350km/h.
In 2016 the Aventador S LP740-4 was launched as a replacement for the Aventador LP700-4, the S variant was offered both as a coupe and roadster. A year before that, the first limited Aventador model had been introduced too – the Aventador SV limited to just 600 units and an SV Roadster limited to 500 units. Production for both variants lasted only 2 years, between 2015 and 2017.
While the S variant became the entry model from 2016 onwards, Lamborghini continued to offer more limited models including one offs. A year after the SV production ended, the Aventador SVJ was introduced. The SVJ coupe was limited to 900 units while the roadster was limited to 800 units. There was also an SVJ 63 coupe and SVJ 63 roadster each limited to 63 units worldwide.
The final model to wear the Aventador name is the Ultimae. This variant was launched in 2021 with deliveries expected to extend to 2022. The Aventador Ultimae coupe is limited to 350 units while the roadster is limited to 250 units worldwide. The V12 engine now produces 769hp and 720 nm of torque.
In between production there were more limited editions that included the Pirelli Edition, 50th Anniversario edition, Aventador J and the Miura Hommage editions.
The most exclusive models based on the Aventador received new bodies entirely and the price tags were in the millions. The first one was the Veneno coupe and roadster from 2013, now retailing for $5-10 million. Only 5 coupes and 9 roadsters were built.
3 years after the launch of the Veneno, a new hyper model was revealed in 2016, it was known as the Centenario. Lamborghini realized the demand for these hyper models was high and the Centenario was produced in excess of 40 units – 20 coupes and 20 roadsters.
The Sian followed in 2019 as the first hybrid supercar from Lamborghini. The 6.5L V12 now produces 808hp thanks to a power bump by an electric motor at the rear axle powered by supercapacitors instead of batteries. Only 63 coupes and 19 roadsters were made.
A year after the Sian was revealed, Lamborghini announced their first hyper track only model called the Essenza SCV12. This model was limited to just 40 units worldwide. The final hyper model was revealed in 2021 as a tribute to the Countach. It’s called the Countach LPI 800-4 and shares the same powertrain with the Sian. Only 112 units will be made.
The Aventador successor will be revealed in 2023, in the meantime Lamborghini will complete deliveries of the remaining orders which include the Ultimae, Countach LPI800-4 and the SCV12. We expect the Aventador successor to retain a naturally aspirated engine albeit with the incorporation of a mild hybrid setup like the Sian or a 48v system to meet new emission standards.
October 15, 2021 / Comments Off on Exclusive: Lamborghini Aventador Sales Finished – Successor Coming 2023
This is the all new Lexus LX J300, the 3rd generation LX model which shares the GA-F platform with the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300. Both have cars only have a couple of months between them, sales for the C300 have began already while those of the LX J300 will begin next year in Japan.
The new LX has been designed to provide comfort while maintaining a traditional structure to ensure durability, reliability as well as driving performance. Additionally, the model benefits from the new GA-F platform and the weight has been reduced by approximately 200kg achieving a digitally-developed high-rigidity body.
The new LX will be powered by a 3.5 L V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine delivering high-output power and a high-torque. The model will be equipped with electronically controlled brakes (ECB), an electric power steering system (EPS) to improve the driving performance both on-road and off-road and two new powertrains which will contribute to improved environmental performance by reducing the CO2 emission.
The instrument panel of the new LX features Lexus’s first dual display of 12.3 inch upper screen and a 7 inch lower screen, a Black Underfloor View for displaying the area beneath the rear part of the vehicle for the first time and Lexus’s first fingerprint-authentication push-start switch for reducing the risks of theft. The exterior on the other hand features a new chrome-frame-free spindle grille .
The new Executive grade with four independent seats has been specially designed for the LX whereas the Off-road grade is dedicated to the Japanese market. Furthermore, the rear seats fitted in the Executive grade can be reclined up to 48 degrees and have a rear-seat console for providing comfort.
Over the past two generations, the LX has already sold 500,000 units in more than 50 countries and regions.
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Mercedes-Benz will be offering further exclusive customisation options for selected model series with the new MANUFAKTUR label. The label was specially developed for customers looking for special details in terms of paintwork, leather upholstery as well as interior design.
The new Manufaktur label will be offering a corresponding customisation programme for model series such as the CLS, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door coupe, the S-Class long-wheelbase and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class.
The S-Class long-wheelbase and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class features Manufaktur lettering in chrome on the centre console and on the parcel shelf as discreet embroidery. The Manufaktur also offers an exclusive selection of special paint in silky matt, high-gloss metallic or rich non-metallic colors.
Some Manufaktur colors such as Silicon Grey uni, Graphite Metallic, Vintage Blue uni and Olive Metallic are reminiscent of Mercedes-Benz history dating back from 1960s to 1980s. Manufaktur will also offer high quality satin finishes including Cashmere White magno, Kalahari Gold magno and Night Black magno.
The Manufaktur interior package consists of high-quality nappa leather with contrasting color concepts i.e classic deep white/ black and pastel yellow/black which was available until 2012 for the S-Class. Other leather colors such as nut brown/black, truffle brown/black and yacht blue/black represent high individual elegance.
Additionally, the interior also features a handcrafted two-tone leather steering wheel, intricate diamond-pattern stitchings to enhance the exclusive appearance of the vehicle and fine nappa leather finish on the armrest, door centre panels and on the instrument panel.
The package also features tone-on-tone cushions with adorned logo letterings on the floor mats depending on the vehicle and the equipment requirements and the trademarks can be embroidered in gold or platinum for a luxurious ambience.
A Manufaktur surround lighting with animated projection has been equipped on the front and rear doors of the vehicle and light up when the doors are opened.
Manufaktur Vintage Blue S580
October 13, 2021 / Comments Off on Mercedes Manufaktur: New Program is Here to Rival BMW Individual
Audi Sport has unveiled a new Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD which is available as a Coupe or Spyder.
The new Audi R8 V10 performance with rear-wheel-drive is derived from the R8 LMS race car with unfiltered dynamics and produces an additional 30hp and 10 Nm of torque. The base versions of both the R8 V10 quattro and the R8 V10 RWD will be replaced by the new performance models.
The Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.2 litre V10 FSI engine delivering an output power of 570 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is achieved in 3.7 seconds (3.8 seconds for the Spyder), the top speed is 329km/h (327km/h for Spyder). The R8 V10 performance RWD coupe version weighs 1590kgs whereas the Spyder version weighs 1695kgs.
The new model further features a balanced suspension and driving dynamics, an electromechanical power steering for maintaining close contact with the road and a Dynamic steering which has been equipped on the RWD R8 for the first time.
The vehicle has been fitted with a set of lightweight 19 and 20 inch aluminium cast wheels which improve the handling of the car and ensure precise lane control in sudden turns. The wheels have been mounted on tires measuring 245/30 R20 on the front axle and 305/30 R20 on the rear axle.
Additionally, the tires fitted are available as option and they provide extra grip and dynamics. The model is also available with an 18 inch high performance steel braking system with a wave design and a 19 inch high performance ceramic braking system as optional.
The Audi R8 V10 performance quattro features a broad, flat Singleframe radiator grille finished in matte black, an R8 emblem on the large air intakes, a front splitter, a rear outlet grid and oval tailpipes. The model is available with a choice of 10 colors including Ascari Blue Metallic and the design package features an interior consisting of black Alcantara leather, carbon inlays and contrast stitchings in Mercato Blue.
In addition, the interior also features a ‘Monoposto’ design resembling a racecar cockpit, a 12.3 inch touch screen display, a multifunctional leather steering wheel, bucket or sports seats and a badge with RWD emblem shimmers on the passenger seats.
Audi R8 V10 Performance RWD
The new Audi R8 V10 performance RWD will be available for order from October 21st, the base price for the Coupe is €149,000 and the price for the Spyder starts at €162,000.
October 13, 2021 / Comments Off on 2022 Audi R8 V10 Performance: Facelift Model as V10 Era Comes to an End
Land Rover SV Bespoke has unveiled a new Defender V8 Bond Edition to celebrate the 25th James Bond film ‘No Time To Die’.
The new Defender is available to order as Defender 110 or 90, the model features an Extended Black Pack consisting of 22 inch alloy wheels finished in Luna Gloss Black, signature Xenon Blue front brake callipers and a ‘Defender 007’ rear badge.
The design of the new Defender was inspired by the specifications of the Defenders that took part in the film.
The interior of the vehicle also features Bespoke touches including illuminated ‘Defender 007’ treadplates, specially built touchscreen start-up animation for the infotainment system, a ‘one of 300’ detailing logo and a unique ‘007’ puddle lamp graphics which is visible at night. The specially developed touch screen start-up animation honours the relationship between Land Rover and James Bond franchise.
Additionally, the new Defender Bond Edition is based on the Defender V8 that launched recently, the Bond Edition is powered by a 5.0L supercharged petrol engine delivering 525hp and 625 Nm of torque. It has been equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Defender V8 90 can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 240km/h.
The unique suspension and transmission tuning, the bespoke springs, damper rates and the new Electronic Active Rear Differentials ensure the vehicle delivers more agile and engaging handling with heightened body control accompanied by a V8 supercharged soundtrack.
The Defender V8 Bond Edition will be limited to 300 units worldwide.
Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition
October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Land Rover Defender V8 Bond Edition: A ‘No Time to Die’ Special Limited to 300 Units
An 4×4 specialist named Delta4x4 has revealed an Off-Road Package that is meant to increasing off-road capability of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Their inspiration comes from the Dakar Rally, a G-Wagon took part in the gruesome event back in 1985.
The Off-Road Package consists of 80mm wheel arch extensions for the front and rear axles, a new Bilstein suspension kit (50mm rise) and an in-house 50mm Body lift kit. The wheel arch extensions have created more room to fit the Off Road tires of size 35×12.5 R20 or 315/60 R20 from Mickey Thompson, Cooper and Yokohama.
The new Bilstein suspension kit in combination with the delta 4×4 body lift kit has increased the ride height of the vehicle by 80mm at the front axle and 50mm on the rear axle. The ground clearance has been increased by approximately 290mm to further enhance the off-road capability of the vehicle.
The off-road package also consists of a Roof Rack with special functions for mounting accessories like roof tents and can also be supplemented with a ladder and spare wheel carrier, and a stainless steel front bar for mounting headlights and protecting the bumper and radiator.
The wheels available for the vehicle are:-
18 inch Klassik B wheels with tires up to 285/60 R18 and 305/60 R18.
20 inch wheels in Lander 20×9 and Klassik B 20×9.5 with tires from 275/55R20, 285/55R20 to 275/60R20, 285/60R20 and 305/55R20.
22 inch wheels in 22×9 Lander for tires from size 275/45R22 and 285/45R22 to 305/45R20 and 295/50R22,
23 inch wheels in 23×11 Element4 with tires of size 305/35R23 and 305/40R23.
20 inch two-piece Beadlock forged wheels in size 20×9 and 20×9.5.
The wheels are available with a Flange-Lock Ring for protecting the wheel flange and they can also be replaced.
Mercedes-Benz G Wagon
Pricing has not been included.
October 8, 2021 / Comments Off on This Package Turns Your G-Wagon into the Off-Road Warrior it was Meant to Be
More special trims for the 2022 Ford Mustang. We now have the first-ever Stealth Edition Appearance Package for the EcoBoost and a new California Special for the V8 powered GT that features GT Performance Package option.
The Stealth Edition Appearance Package features 19-inch aluminum wheels finished in Ebony Black, black pony badges, a performance rear wing, black mirror caps and new clear LED tail light covers.
Additionally, the interior also features a unique instrument panel badge and lighted sill plates available in matte and gloss black. The Stealth Edition is readily available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter and Shadow Black.
The new California Special Appearance Package pays homage to the original version’s blacked-out grille, rear fender scoop and side racing stripes. The package is available for the 2022 Mustang GT Premium fastback and convertible models.
2022 Mustang GT/CS
The exterior features the side stripes trademark running from the front fender to the rear fender scoop, California Special badge finished in Ebony Black, Race Red script on the trunk lid, honeycomb grille with ‘GT/CS’ badge and a large front splitter from the GT Performance Package.
The new California Special features a set of five-spoke 19-inch painted wheels and a signature strut tower brace with California Special badge on top of the engine. Additionally, a performance rear wing from the GT Performance Package is also available for the fastback model whereas spoiler delete is standard for the California Special convertible.
The interior elements include rich black Miko suede-trimmed door inserts and suede-trimmed seats with ‘GT/CS’ logo, red stitchings with custom embroidered ‘GT/CS’ floor mats and the instrument panel is finished in carbon hex aluminium with California Special signature on the passenger side.
The California Special Package is available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Cyber Orange, Dark Matter, Grabber Blue Metallic, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, Shadow Black and Oxford white.
October 8, 2021 / Comments Off on World’s Most Affordable V8 Sports Car Adds More Editions, We Can’t Complain!
After being postponed for more than a year The Concourse of elegance of Villa d’Este returned but in a smaller form. Due to Covid restriction in place this year BMW decided to ditch the motorcycle show and the public parade that usually took place at Villa Erba on Sunday in exchange for a smaller and cozy event all focused on Villa d’Este.
Nevertheless the car selection consisted of almost 50 automobile jewels presented in eight Award Classes that, as by tradition, captured the heart of every aficionado of the genre with their immaculate condition, their significant contribution to automobile history and their fascinating individual stories. And that’s what you expect from Villa d’Este.
The Jury of international vehicle experts made awards for the “Best of Show”, the Class Winners and the Mentions of Honour in the individual Award Classes. The Ferrari 250 GT TDF won the Best in Show, the Lancia Dilambda Serie I owned by Italian collector Filippo Sole won the Coppa Oro Prize while the voting in the Public Referendum on the most beautiful Concept Cars and Prototypes went to the Battista study presented by Pininfarina.
As GTspirit is more focused on performance cars, we can’t forget to mention other two prices awarded in the class the Birth of the Supercar: Latin Style Landmarks and The Next Generation: Hypercars of the 1990s, won respectively by the Lamborghini Countach LP 4000S prototype Walter Wolf Special and the magnificent one of one Isdera Commendatore 112i that my contemporaries will remember from its appearance on Need For Speed 2 (1997).
Special mention of honour (by the Jury and from GTspirit team) went to Ferrari F40 and McLaren F1 (the famous chassis 12 that used to wear Tag Heuer livery).
2021 also marked the 30th anniversary of the Bugatti EB110 and for this reason La Maison pur Sang displayed an immaculate EB110 Super Sport (a very rare US bumper spec) and its reincarnation the Bugatti Centodieci concept car.
Lamborghini also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Countach presenting to the world the Polo storico’s Lamborghini Countach LP500 that recreated from scratch the original concept car presented at Geneva Motorshow in 1971.
As tradition, Rolls Royce chose the Como venue to unveil the four-seater luxury convertible Rolls-Royce “Boat Tail”. The name of the utterly unique bespoke motor car highlights the narrow and fluid dynamically swept-back rear, emulating the deck of a yacht with a surface fashioned in luxury wood. The flaps of the boat- tail deck open up at the touch of a button to reveal all the accoutrements necessary for a lavishly stylish picnic: cooled drinks, appropriate glassware and high-end cutlery, a parasol and two stools made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic.
Villa d’Este 2021
What can I say, well done Villa d’Este, and welcome back! We are really looking forward to next year!
This is the newly unveiled Lamborghini Countach LP 500, a recreation of the 1971 LP 500 built entirely from scratch by Polo Storico – Lamborghini’s restoration department. It was officially unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on 1st October 2021.
The reconstruction of the LP 500 was requested by a VIP Lamborghini customer, the first month of the project was spent acquiring all the materials needed and Fondazione Pirelli also offered support in providing historical materials for recreating the tires on the new LP 500 model.
The project began on the platform chassis, Polo Storico had to physically redesign the vehicle as well as choose a suitable work system whilst respecting the production methods of the time.
Once the sheet metal beating phase was reached, technology gave way to the traditional system and the interior was also finished in a similar process. Additionally, the interior featured the lighted diagnostic instrument similar to the one on the 1971 prototype.
Fondazione Pirelli used the original plans of the Cinturato to fit the LP500 with a set of CN12 tires for its Geneva debut. The tires fitted were supplied in the size 245/60R14 for the front axle and 265/60R14 for the rear axle. The tread pattern and aesthetic on the tires was the same as in the 1971 model but with modern compound and structure.
The new Countach LP500 has been finished in a Yellow color identified as ‘Giallo Fly Speciale’.
October 6, 2021 / Comments Off on This is the Most Beautiful Lamborghini You Will See Today
Mulliner’s team recently discovered a number of exterior paints dating back to the 1930’s in recognition of Bentley’s design department’s 70th anniversary, four of the colors are available for order i.e Dove Grey, Claret, Old English White and Oxford Blue. Dove Grey is the longest-standing color which is also part of the extended colors dating back to the Derby-era Bentleys of 1930s.
15 colors which have been in service for over 50 years have also been identified, one of the colors which can be found at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe is Sage Green which has been used on the powerful Flying Spur V8. All the paints are applied by hand spraying complimented by the latest robotic technology.
The Flying Spur V8 finished in Sage Green is a luxury Grand Touring sedan that offers performance agility and exclusive four-door, limousine-style comfort. The paint is from the 1950s and the color split of the interior has been specified with carbon fibre finish for a more modern appearance.
Additionally, the Blackline specification features a black finish on the iconic Flying B mascot, radiator vanes, matrix grilles, side window surround and lower door and rear bumper blades. The front and rear bezels, exhaust outlets, door handle and the wing vents have also received the darkened treatment.
Claret is a duo-tone color inspired by Royal Claret and it was exclusively created for Queen Elizabeth ll’s Golden Jubilee Bentley in the 1940’s.
The Old English White paint was created in the 1950’s whereas Oxford Blue was first created in the 1960’s and then relaunched in 1998 as part of the Diamond series.
Bentley Heritage Colors
Customers can now easily customize their own heritage-inspired color thanks to the new palette with historical significance.
October 5, 2021 / Comments Off on This is the Oldest Bentley Color, And You Can Order it Today
The exclusive Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA has officially been sold out. The collector’s car was presented to the press last May and was limited to 500 units only which have now been sold all over the world including China, Japan and Australia.
The present-day Giulia GTA is a tribute to the 1965 Giulia GTA. The Auto Delta team worked on the project in an unconventional way with the aim of bringing a memorable chapter in the history of Alfa Romeo back to life.
The affinities have been extended to the technical side of the project as well in aerodynamic components i.e in terms of ‘alleggerimento’ ( lighting), both the vehicles feature specific design cues on the door handles, windows and wheels which are made of alloy magnesium inspired by Formula 1. Additionally, the vehicle has also been equipped with one of the most advanced aerodynamic components in Europe.
Alfa Romeo will open a reserve list for any customer still interested in purchasing a Guilia GTA incase of any cancellation.
October 4, 2021 / Comments Off on Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Sold Out: You Will Pay More to Get One Now
Hagerty just released some of the most valuable Bond cars in history due to their appearance in James Bond films.
The valuation analyst compared the value between the cars used during the production of Bond films to the prices of the standard units of the same models, the results showed that James Bond movies increased the value of the cars featured by an average over 1000 per cent.
7. 1974 AMC Hornet
1974 AMC Hornet, ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’. the model became famous after the 1974 Bond movie and sold in 2017, its standard value was £5200, the Bond car value increased to £89,105 and the Bond premium was a high record of 1614% over the standard value.
6. Bentley 41/4L ‘Never Say Never’
Bentley 41/4 L Gurney Nutting 3-Position DHC, ‘Never Say Never’. This vehicle was auctioned by Bonhams in September 2004 and sold for £188,500, six years later it was sold again by Bonhams for £221,500. The standard value of the vehicle was an estimated £133,300, the Bond Car value was £221,500, the Bond premium 66% and the year of sale was 2010.
5. 2008 Aston martin DBS V12, ‘Quantum of Solace’
2008 Aston martin DBS V12, ‘Quantum of solace’. This model sold in 2012 as a collectors item, its standard Hagerty value was £70,000, Bond car value was £241,250 and the bond premium was 245% above its standard price.
4. 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’
1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’. This model was driven by Tracy Bond in the film and it later sold at the Bonhams Bond Street on 16th December 2020. The standard value was estimated at £55,500, Bond car value was £365,500 and the Bond premium was 559% above the standard value.
3. 2014 Land Rover Defender 110 Double Cab SVX, ‘Spectre’
2014 Land Rover Defender 110 Double Cab SVX, ‘Spectre’. This vehicle was sold in 2018, its standard Hagerty value was estimated at £32,200, the Bond car value was £365,000 and the Bond Premium was a record of 937%.
2. 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 ‘The Spy Who Love Me’
1977 Lotus Esprit S1 ‘Wet Nellie’, from ‘The Spy Who Love Me’ is the most valuable Bond vehicle, the vehicle was sold at the RM Sotheby’s London auction in 2013. The standard Hagerty value was £12,300, the Bond car value increased to £616,000 and the Bond premium was a record of 4908% above the standard value.
1. 1965 Aston Martin DB5 ‘Thunderball and Goldfinger’
1965 Aston Martin DB5, ‘Thunderball and Goldfinger’ was once referred as the most famous vehicle in the world when offered at an auction in 2019, the standard Hagerty value of the model was £616,550, the bond car value was £4,677,850 and the Bond premium increased by 759% above the value. The value is expected to go even higher after its reprisal role in ‘No Time to Die’ 2021 film.
October 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Top 7 Most Expensive James Bond Movie Cars
Mansory has unveiled their new complete conversion kit for the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost, the second generation Ghost.
The conversion features modified body components in design and carbon materials, the front part of the Ghost has been fitted with an integrated lip with side flaps finished in carbon fiber and the radiator grille can be illuminated in any respective color of choice to match the color concept of the conversion.
In addition, the vehicle also features an ultra-light carbon bonnet with visible carbon structure, LED daytime running lights, sills in dark carbon, carbon air outlets in the wings and door handles finished in black.
The tailgate and roof spoiler have been installed to reduce the lift forces at the rear axle when the vehicle is moving at high speeds whereas the rear diffuser compliments the sports exhaust system.
The new Ghost also received performance upgrades from Mansory, the V12 engine benefits from a modified ECU unit, new turbochargers and a new sport exhaust system with high-performance catalytic converters which improve the acceleration and the overall performance of the vehicle.
The engine delivers an output power of 720hp and 1020 Nm of torque. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is achieved in 4.4 seconds and the standard top speed can be increased on request. Additionally, the engine cover has also been finished in visible carbon fiber.
The interior of the vehicle features a fine white leather with applications in ‘Mandarin’ color, a leather-carbon sports steering wheel and carbon inlays. The seats, door panels and the dashboard have been equipped with LEDs. A ‘Cool bag’ made of leather with a capacity of 14 litres is available on request.
The model has been fitted with a set of glossy black type ‘V.6’ cast wheels in the size 9.5×22 inches at the front axle and 10.0×22 inches for the rear axle. The high performance tires pictured have dimensions of 256/35 R22 in the front axle and 295/30 R22 in the rear axle.
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Techart has officially presented an open top Techart GTstreet R Cabriolet, the new model is based on the Porsche 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S Cabriolet and is limited to 87 units worldwide.
The new Techart GTstreet R Cabriolet has been equipped with lightweight carbon fibre components with improved aerodynamics. The exterior of the vehicle features an athletic aero kit with a new front apron, carbon fibre aero hood, lightweight fenders with wheel arch extensions, side skirts, rear apron and a carbon rear wing.
The interior of the vehicle features a handcrafted sports steering wheel and a combination of high-quality Alcantara, leather, heritage fabrics as well as carbon fibre packages.
Additionally, the large air intakes installed deliver sufficient air flow to the intercoolers and improves the performance of the vehicle.
Techart GTstreet R Cabriolet features two power upgrades, the TA092/T1.1 powerkit with Techtronic managements increases the total output power to 710 hp and the maximum torque to 900 Nm.
The powerkit TA092/T2.1 on the other hand delivers an output power of 800 hp and 950 Nm of torque. The top speed after this upgrade jumps to 350km/h. Additionally, a new coilover kit enables a lowering range from 5mm to 30mm.
The company has fitted the vehicle with a set of Formula VI forged wheels available in 20 and 21 inch with a central lock and with or without aero discs.
Techart GTstreet R Cabrio
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A new Ford Pro Police Pilot has officially passed the intensive Michigan state Police 2022 model year evaluation, the all-electric police pilot vehicle was built on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV.
The thorough tests included acceleration, top speed, braking, high speed pursuit and emergency response handling characteristics.
The success of the Mustang Mach-E proved that Ford is capable of building tough, reliable and capable electric vehicles for even challenging jobs. Michigan State Police will release the results of other vehicles they’ve tested in Fall.
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Mansory has released a new ‘softkit’ program for the Rolls-Royce Dawn dubbed the ‘Silver Bullet’. It’s limited to 50 units only.
The soft kit features various add-on body parts in carbon, a modified wheel and tyre combination as well as a performance upgrade which can be ordered and installed individually.
The Mansory Dawn Silver Bullet has been finished in a special Duo-tone paintwork supported by all-black Mansory aluminium wheels. The Duo-tone paintwork is available on request and in any color combination.
The Softkit features a front lip, rear apron, side skirts, front and rear flaps, new brackets for the front daytime running lights and a discreet spoiler lip for the tailgate. These add-on body parts have been finished in carbon elements and they can be ordered and fitted individually.
The Dawn has been equipped with a set of V.6 alloy wheels in dimension of 10.0×22 inch all-round fitted with corresponding tyres in size 265/30/22 and 295/35/22. The wheels can be finished in Black Diamond, Black Glossy or any color that the customer desires.
For the Dawn Silver Bullet, a performance upgrade is available through a modified ECU unit for the engine management system. The engine delivers a maximum power output of 740hp and 1000 Nm of torque. The acceleration from 0-100km/h is achieved in 4.5 seconds before achieving a top speed of 285km/h.
The softkit does not include any changes to the interior, however, it can be supplemented and combined with interior conversions from Mansory.
Mansory RR Dawn
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