British luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce, part of German group BMW sold last year 3,538 units, a new record in the 107 years of automotive manufacturer history, according to The Guardian newspaper.
In 2010, Rolls-Royce sold 2,711 cars, with 31% less.
The results were supported, as with other auto manufacturers, the appetite for luxury cars emerging markets. The portfolio Rolls-Royce comprises models such as Phantom, Corniche and Ghost.
Generally, when there is a new model a tuner is willing to come up with a set of amendments to change the original appearance and possibly an improvement in its performances. In this case we are talking about the British tuning house Merdad and Range Rover Evoque is the model concerned.
If you have not heard of Merdad yet, you didn't lose anything because their favourite model is the Porsche Cayenne. Some exceptions were made long ago - or at least they had the intention to do so - and when we are saying this we are reffering to MehRon GT, which is McLaren MP4-12C redesigned.
The coming years will be interesting in the luxury SUV. Bentley, Lamborghini and Aston Martin have announced interest in this type of models through concepts more or less interesting, and Maserati will launch a prototype own in coming months.
After Aston Martin presented in 2009 at the Geneva Motor Show Lagonda SUV concept, audience waiting for the launch of such a model in the range of the British manufacturer and journalists have criticized the design of prototype individual too. Aston Martin withdrew when the concept, saying it reviewed the opportunity to develop such a model. Three years away, director of the British, Ulrich Bez, we announced that the idea was not abandoned SUV and concept that will give the general line of a possible model of this type will be presented in the next 12 months.
Audi Q8 will be sportier brother of the new generation Q7. SUV will use the same platform easy and will not weigh more than two tons.
With the new generation of the Q7, Audi will try to broaden their offer SUV to rival the BMW may have already. Such a model is born again, baptized Q8, is not nothing but a more sporty and attractive to future Q7.
Mini and Italian journalist Franca Sozzani designed a unique edition of the Roadster. It was auctioned for charity and sold for $ 70,000.
Mini claims this year with the number 20 edition of Life Ball event, held in Vienna and dedicated to the fight against AIDS. This year, British manufacturer has joined forces with Franca Sozzani, the most influential woman in the Italian fashion scene, editor of prestigious Vogue magazine Italian edition.
Volkswagen CrossPolo, crossover based on the Polo, has received a special edition called the Urban White. It is painted white and has a matte black trim.
Volkswagen CrossPolo, soft-road crossover based on the Polo, is offered a special version. White Edition focuses on the design and staking all on the contrast of white / black. The theme is continued inside, where Volkswagen has chosen a combination of black and gray. In standard CrossPolo White Edition has 17-inch alloy wheels, tinted windows, roof railing black sports seats covered in Alcantara fabric and a contrasting white paint with matte black trim element used for underbody.
Audi is working on the new generation of performance S3 hatchback. The model will have 280 horsepower and BMW M135 attack.
Premium manufacturers have found a new niche that works very well. It's about performance compacts segment where BMW has already thrown in the game new M135. Bavarians will not enjoy too much time alone but because Audi is preparing a new generation of S3's hot hatch even for this fall.
Volkswagen has developed an R-Line package for the CC model. Germans have applied a Volkswagen CC 2.0 TSI kit and a set of discrete aesthetic features. Volkswagen CC four-door coupe version of the Passat, received an R-Line package. In the case of CC, the Wolfsburg manufacturer has chosen a starting version 2.0 TSI, which develops 200 hp and can be equipped with both a six-speed manual transmission and a DSG transmission. In terms of aesthetic elements, received all the CC model features R-Line package. Thus, we have a new front bumper, a front grille with R-Line logo and a set of side skirts. Rear lights have a smoky finish, while the exterior is complemented by 18-inch alloy wheels diameter, model "Mallory".
Lexus GS will get a coupe version in 2013, announced Insideline. The SC430's replacement will be and will fight to the Audi A5/S5, BMW 6 Series and Mercedes E-Class Coupe.
Lexus preparing a coupe version of the GS model will fight segment Audi A5/S5, Mercedes E-Class Coupe and BMW 6 Series. According Insideline, the new version of Lexus GS will debut in the first quarter of 2013, and will be offered with several engines and a performance version is not excluded. Japanese mid-range model is equipped with 10 airbags as standard and has numerous active safety systems, such as blind spot monitoring and warning the involuntary passage over the edge of the tread.
Abarth, Fiat's house tuner has recently released Abarth Punto Supersport model that has the most powerful version of Multi-air propeller of 1.4 liters.
Abarth has recently launched its latest creation, Punto Supersport. Little Italian hot hatch has the most powerful version of Multi-air propeller of 1.4 liters. The 180 hp at 5750 RPM and produced torque of 270 Nm help Fiat to get from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 216 km/h.
In a program announcement in the United States to promote the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe will be an unusual interpretation of aggressive advertising. Usually, you expect to see advantages in comparison with another model that comes from competition.
If you need an example, should take a look here at places that are part of a campaign to promote the new Dodge Durango. Finally, what happens is not necessarily something unusual, largely because the idea is simple: Dodge Durango is presented as better compared to a competitor named Ford Explorer.
About the new generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL appeared more information that you have read before, especially since Detroit Auto Show approaches. Now they emerged even some photos that were scanned and posted on the Internet by Germancarforum, with the new Mercedes-Benz SL presented in the pages of a brochure.
Based on these, you could say that the future SL uses the new brand design and somehow resembled to the younger brother, Mercedes-Benz SLK. The same thing you can see happening on the inside, to some extent, especially if you look the onbord toolkit or the cental console appearance.
Can you remember the model of Lamborghini Aventador which was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show and cost about 2 million Euros. The piece collection was designed by Robert Wilhelm Gulpen, a German engineer and designer of luxury models, who has already prepared something new.
Even if it's all about a Lamborghini model Aventador LP700-4, the new creation is gold plated. Besides the precious metal there were used to decorate the model precious 1,400 stones for the seats, headlights and taillights. The price of materials is estimated at around two million. Depending on the billionaire's preferences who is interested in acquiring such a copy, the manufacturer may be able to make some other changes.
British owner of the car manufactured produced in 20 copies only decided to sell. Find out the price that you have this incredible Lamborghini Reventon.
If you're not among the only 20 lucky ones that were able to park a Lamborghini Reventon, don't be dissapointed. A British car owner decided to sell it, so he posted on a site a sale announcement, which can be a very interesting "reading".
The Little hot-hatch descended upon Tokyo Motor Show with a full chrome body, opera of the Japanese tuner Office-K.
We could not imagine an Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari but bright red, typical for the Italian performance cars. Here, however, that Japanese tuner Office-K trying to change this perception, but in a radical manner as possible.
Wheelsandmore has called the latest tuning package for the Italian supercar Ferrari 458 Spyder "Perfetto" and indeed, we can say now is the perfect model from Maranello. Ferrari 458 Italy is one of the most popular supercars. Thanks very successful design and stunning performance, many believe 458 Italy is one of the best models of the manufacturer from Maranello, and after the launch of the "topless" it has become even more attractive. German tuner Wheelsandmore believes that it is never too much and launch package "Perfetto".
Aston Martin V12 Zagato was named best concept at last year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Therefore, it was almost mandatory for people at Aston Martin to come up with a proposal as attractive in 2012. That's exactly what happened, because in the event held in Lake Como in Italy was launched AM310 Aston Martin concept, which is said to foreshadow the new generation of the DBS.
Porsche has recently presented the 911 Club Coupe Limited Edition, a tribute to the first models of Stuttgat club owners, established in 1952.
The first Porsche model appeared in 1948, and after only four years came and the first club manufacturer in Stuttgart who had only seven members. German manufacturer recently launched 911 Club Coupe limited range, this model celebrating the 60 anniversary of the Porsche Club Hohensyburg Westfälischer club.
The famous contest of elegance on Lake Como was this year as well a true delight for car enthusiasts. Along with vehicles that have made history over the years the German manufacturer BMW and Milan coach builder Zagato decided to present a model that was greeted with cheers. The fascinating BMW Coupe Zagato was created using DNA of both companies.
Peugeot has never missed a chance to say among rivals in the segment, and in 1983, from the bedut of the 205, the French have managed to sell no more than 15 million small cars worldwide. After a 206 worth undisputed legend status and 207 who continued honorable, but if too discreet success of his predecessor, it was time to raise the bar with the new Peugeot 208. Officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this year, the new French representative in the class than total break contact with his predecessors, at least in style.
After the first spy pictures car created especially for guitarist Eric Clapton has gone around the Internet, it's time to learn everything about the project based on 458 Italy.
A few months ago, the first pictures of an alleged Ferrari 458 Italy, heavily modified even by Italians, is taking the Internet. It was said that if it were a kind custom-made machine made for none other than English guitarist Eric Clapton.
Gazoo Racing presented as a concept, the most powerful Toyota GT86 the time, offering 315 hp and a look of envy. Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ aroused the interest of all fans, after its world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2012. However, some voices argue that power is insufficient Japanese coupe. More specifically, the 200 hp car could be supplemented by a sport version. Until we see an official from the Japanese, owners and fans of Toyota coupe version can already hope.
Volkswagen came at Worthersee, to please the fans, with five models including the concept WRC Polo Street. This projected future production model will be launched in 2013.
Even if the Worthersee participate and brands Audi, Seat and Skoda, this festival is addressed mainly manufacturer from Wolfsburg, Volkswagen. According to news, German manufacturer brought five models, including the concept WRC Polo Street. This will form the basis of series to be launched during 2013. Polo WRC Street is equipped with a 2.0-liter TSI engine that produces 220 hp, more than enough power for small German model. In addition to technical alterations Street Polo WRC kit has a sporty exterior accentuates the model is recognized in the Wolfburg.
Wheelsandmore tuner decided to produce a tuning package for one of the most beautiful coupes in the world, Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is one of the most beautiful cars built and many fans would be firmly against the Italian manufacturer customization coupe from Torino. Wheelsandmore accepted this challenge and launched a tuning package for the Italian model. Fortunately German tuner is not exaggerated to external changes. Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione was Adhesive Matte white with black accents and wheels 6Sporz2 have a technical role more important than the aesthetic. They are made of an alloy very easily, helping to reduce weight Italian coupe, and are shod with Hankook sport tires.
BMW announced back in 1977 with great pride, the emergence of a new member. BMW 7 Series for the first time see the light asphalt. E23 and was officially named in some regions, was equipped with engines that reached up to 280 hp. Transmission was manual, 4 or 5 steps, but optional, you could choose one automatic, 3 or 4 steps. Since then, years, 35 in number, passed in haste. But not forgetting to leave behind them an extra dose of technology and performance.
There is a saying that competition leads to performance. It is true we all like to hold power and to be leaders in what we do, but not as a competitor's chances to progress effectively to nil. And people certainly know that Porsche.
Not long ago, you read here about the Porsche 918 Spyder, the latest achievement of the group in Stuttgart. A hybrid supercar will see the light of day sometime in 2014. What should fans know is that eco supercar, the 918 Spyder to appear on the market, two other big brands will already know the showrooms. And, as a racist joke, the three characters are: an English, an Italian and a German. All hybrid course.
May 25, 2012 may enter into Renault history and its fans. It seems that Friday will put an end to speculation dating for years.
50 years. The French took them to show (finally) a successor to Alpine A110. Or even a concept of it, called A110-50, which will be inspired by DeZir model, presented at the 2012 Paris Auto Show in 2010.
Abarth Maserati Edition is actually an 500C with more power and style. However, as a tribute to Italian manufaturer. Abarth but is not the first tribute of its kind, presenting in Frankfurt in 2009, Abarth 695 Tributo Ferrari.
Outside, the model will be distinguished by color Pontevecchio Bordeux, which comes from the catalog Maserati. It also comes with Maserati Edizione Neptune 17-inch wheels and Brembo brakes, while the engine is a 1.4 Turbo T-Jet will develop 180 hp and 250 Nm of torque. That will be 40 hp and 45 Nm more than the Abarth 500C.
Wheelsandmore, the German tuning company was not satisfied with a standard Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador. Therefore, they prepared a package that includes various changes aesthetic and technical.
First, factory wheels were replaced with some very light, made of alloy and different sizes (20 inch front and 21 inch rear). Tuner promises that in the coming months will make and present some carbon fiber accessories for Aventador also with the revision of appearance.
When it comes German tuner Mansory, opinions are divided. Some say do nothing but ruin the appearance of successful models, while others say it provides another perspective on models. Mansory but sees the work and gives fans and their opponents another reason for dispute: Ferrari 458 Spider 'Monaco Edition'.