If you have enough money, you can get Aston Martin to build you a very custom car just for yourself. One customer has done just that by commissioning Aston Martin to make him a Vantage GT12 Roadster. The car was unveiled at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed and features a 600ps 6.0L V12 engine and lots of special one off carbon fiber body panels. The suspension has also been revised to the customer's specifications. This marks the first time a customer can just call upon Aston Martin's Q bespoke service. They have expanded from their original offerings of custom paint colors to a much more varied line of offerings from body pieces, to suspension, to trim combinations and beyond. If you have the money, the world is basically yours.
Volvo gives us insight into the direction of their new small cars with the 40.1 and 40.2 Concepts. Built on the new CMA (Compact Modular Architecture), these new cars hint at what you'll expect for the XC40 and this architecture will be the basis for a whole new range of small cars. These new cars will feature gasoline as well as hybrid electric powertrains. Expect to see the new XC40 sometime in 2017 with the rest of the lineup coming out soon after.
Still a masterpiece after all these years
What an update! Porsche has finally given the Panamera the beauty she deserves. The second generation Panamera is now a true luxury performance saloon and feature new engines that pump out more horsepower yet is still even more efficient than the old version. Three engines will be offered initially with the turbo V8 version coming in at 550 hp! The new car is so fast, that it laps the Nurburgring in 7:38s which is faster then the Porsche Carrera GT, all the while doing it in pure luxyury. Holy smokes! Read on for videos, high res photos, and the official press release.
Aston Martin has once again teamed up with the design firm Zagato to build their latest limited edition offering, the Vanquish Zagato. Zagato will build 100 examples of this new car featuring full carbon fiber bodywork, revised tail lights, a more aggressive stance, and a bump in power. The car now produces 600ps and does 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds. They have also tweaked the suspension settings for a sportier feel. The new Vanquish Zagato was recently unveiled at the annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este at Lake Como, Italy. Read on for the full press release, video, and high res wallpapers
The Ford Ranger is coming back to the U.S. market in 2019. Car&Driver Magazine is reporting that the next generation of the Ranger will be coming back stateside in both a gas as well as diesel versions, and should start at around $25,000. With strong sales from GM's Colorado and Canyon models, and rumors of Jeep bringing a pickup truck to market, it sounds like Ford doesn't want to be left out in the cold. Add Toyota's massive sales of the Tacoma and it sounds like this move by Ford is a no brainer. With the return of the Ranger, could it also mean the return of the Bronco built on the same chassis? Read on for pictures of the CURRENT GENERATION Ford Ranger that is sold worldwide in over 180 countries except for U.S. and Canada.
This is incredible. The team at TMI literally build the entire car from scratch at their facility in Virginia. From raw tubing all the way up to the full car. And fully assembled by 1 person all the way through.
Custom one off specials from the factory are starting to get very popular with the super rich. Ferrari is showing off it's latest creation for one very special client with the 458 MM Speciale. The client asked Ferrari to create a unique version of the 458 and Ferrari turned to its in house design team to creaqte just the thing. They painted the car's A pillars black for a visor look, gave it special bodywork and new side air scoops, and a new leather interior rounds out the changes. Read on for more photos and the press release.
Well this was unexpected. Rolls Royce unveiled it's ideaof the future with the new Vision Next 100 concept, their first "Vision" concept car for the brand. With this concept, Rolls Royce is basically eschewing the idea that a car is just a utilitarian vehicle simply used for transportation. They view this as an extension of your personal vision by catering to the customer's exact demands and providing coachbuilt options. Taking this idea further, Rolls Royce intends to make the journey inside this vehicle as effortless as possible with multitudes of technology and virtual assistants that cater to your every demand. From bringing the car directly to you, taking care of all your personal shedules, tasks and appointments, and even finding workarounds if an unpredictable situation arises. While on your journey, you are surrounded by the best materials and creature comforts and all of it is handcrafted of course. And of course, to end your journey with an imposing image during your arrival by projecting the magnificence of the car itself by virtue of its sheer size and presense.
I suddenly am craving some caviar and champagne. Wow. Read on for the full press release and wallpapers.
Artist Marco van Overbeeke was curious to see what the new Ford GT would look like in some classic LeMans racing colors from the 60's.. so he went and did it. And it turned out AWESOME. With liveries from the 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969 racing cars from all the different teams and drivers including J.W. Automotive, Deutsche Auto Zeitgeist, Claude Dubois, Holmaand & Moody, and even Shelby American. What a great way to pay respect to a classic race car.
Nissan unveiled its new small global crossover in Brazil called the Kicks. Set to be on sale later this year in Brazil, it will then come to over 80 global markets worldwide and also possibly North America. It promises best in class rear seating room and features a host of technologies like Around View Monitor and Moving Object Detection, which uses 4 cameras to give you a view of the car's surroundings and to warn the driver of any unseen hazards. The styling is also quite attractive for a car in this segment, and in my opinion, is the best interpretation of Nissan's new corporate look. Read on for the press release and wallpapers