The wealthiest square in Paris was evacuated last Thursday after a huge fire broke out underneath the French capital’s Ritz hotel. Dozens of people were treated for smoke inhalation and at least 15 luxury cars were destroyed in the blaze in a five-storey underground car park in Place Vendome. France’s Ministry of Justice was among … Continued
Bentley has just released a new exploratory short film “In Search of Snow” featuring world-renowned big-mountain skier and modern day Bentley Boy, Chris Davenport. The film premiered during Aspen Fashion Week and depicts the hometown extreme athlete’s sense of journey, adventure and discovery through Colorado’s famed scenic and winding San Juan Skyway in a Bentley … Continued
Fisker is facing yet more embarrassing publicity surrounding its Karma plug-in hybrid, after a test model broke down while being tested by Consumer Reports. The consumer publication released a YouTube video this week purporting to show that the Karma, which sells for over $100,000, had broken down in its driveway. In the video, Consumer Reports’ … Continued
British manufacturer of super-luxury motor cars Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has unveiled the Phantom Series II at 2012 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The series II comprises Phantom Saloon, Phantom Drophead Coupe and Phantom Coupe featuring enhanced design, drivetrain and technology. The Phantom II features “significant improvements in design, drive-train and technology,” Rolls-Royce says.
Jaguar released official photos of the Jaguar XF Sportbrake ahead of the car’s debut at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.
Bentley has announced plans to offer a new executive interior package on the Mulsanne. The package offers two different specifications: Theater and iPad. The theater option includes a roof-mounted 15.6-inch LED display or two headrest-mounted 8-inch screens. There’s also a trunk-mounted Apple computer that has dual USB ports in the center console. An iPod touch … Continued
Ferrari has unveiled the fastest road-car it has ever produced, ahead of the vehicle’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show (March 8-18) The F12 Berlinetta can streak from 0-100km/h in 3.1 seconds and continue up to 200km/h in just 8.5 seconds, thanks to a host of powertrain and design changes.
Bugatti is set to unveil the most powerful roadster of all time at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show at the beginning of March. With an increase in power up to 1,200 HP, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has entered a new dimension of open-top driving. Optically aligned to the Bugatti Veyron Super … Continued
Maserati will lift the covers on its new GranTurismo Sport at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The new car replaces the GranTurismo S. The new GranTurismo Sport will see a further improvement in performances thank to its new 4,7 liters V8 engine now capable to deliver 460 Hp. On the outside there’s a new front … Continued
Ferrari has confirmed the revised 2012 California convertible will get more power, a lower body weight and a new optional handling package. The model will be about 30kg lighter and will deliver an additional 30 HP. Both the exterior and interior will also be improved. The changes in weight and power have cut the car’s zero-to-62 … Continued
The BMW Group has opened the world’s largest showroom for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and BMW motorcycles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Motors, the BMW Group’s long-standing importer for the region, has invested around AED 300 million (approx. $82 million) in the new 35,000-square-metre showroom over its three-year construction. Located … Continued
Porsche‘s new compact SUV is to be called the Porsche Macan, derived from the Indonesian word for ‘tiger’, the luxury German automaker confirmed February 16. Releasing the first teaser sketch and video for the model, Porsche also confirmed that it will begin production in 2013 as the fifth Porsche model line, following in the footsteps … Continued
Aston Martin, has announced that it will debut its China-focused “Dragon88″ line at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show, to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. Available only for the Chinese market, 88 special “Dragon88″ models of the V8 Vantage S, Virage, and DBS will be made featuring some Chinese cultural references and iconography.
Luxury British automotive brand Aston Martin is to unveil the first production model of its V12 Zagato in Kuwait next month. The V12 Zagato first premiered at the Villa D’Este Concours in May last year, but has until now only been seen in race specification whizzing around the Nürburgring. The production version intended for customers … Continued
German luxury automaker BMW will launch a new range of M Performance Automobiles during the Geneva Auto Show in March. These models are intended to bridge the gap between the full-fledged M models, such as the M3 or M5, and the lesser standard models with current sport packages. The idea is to deliver more engaging, … Continued
Ultra-luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is looking to expand into Thailand and Vietnam after it posted record sales in 2011 with Asia its fastest-growing market. The automaker announced Monday sales jumped 31 percent to 3,538 vehicles last year, and was the highest-ever annual total in the company’s 107-year history. The surging sales were driven by demand from … Continued
Just days after Porsche unveiled its new 911 Cabriolet at the Detroit Motor Show, the German car-maker has released the first pictures of the 2013 Porsche Boxster. The interior design offers the driver and passenger more space and reflects the new Porsche outline, while the distinctive center console further improves ergonomics. The latest Boxster is … Continued
Rolls-Royce announced Monday that sales rocketed to an all-time high in 2011, driven by demand from China and the United States. The group, which is owned by German auto giant BMW, said in a statement that production leapt 31 percent to 3,538 cars in 2011. That was the highest-ever output in the 107-year history of … Continued
Porsche has confirmed the launch of three new models ahead of its appearance at next week’s Detroit Auto Show. Visitors to the show will see the 911 Cabrio for the first time. It will hit showrooms a few months after the Coupé variant of the 911 goes on sale in February. Pricing is unannounced, but … Continued
Luxury carmaker Bentley says that its sales surged last year on the back of strong performances in China and the United States, the world’s two biggest auto markets. Total sales soared 37 percent to 7,003 vehicles last year, said Volkswagen‘s upmarket British-based division in a results statement. Bentley, which is headquartered in Crewe, England, said … Continued