Mercedes goes from SLK to SLC

Ahead of the Detroit auto show, there is a lot of motoring news to get through and we begin with Mercedes-Benz decision to go from SLK to SLC in 2016.

BMW Zagato Roadster

BMW and Italian coachbuilder Zagato debuted their first roadster, dubbed Z4 E89, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, on Sunday, August 19.

Lamborghini Aventador J Roadster

The new Lamborghini Aventador J Roadster, recently revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, is not just a concept car but now a real one-off production vehicle. The Aventador J doesn’t have a roof, not even the retractable kind. Nor does it have a windscreen, with Lamborghini apparently having concluded that its “force of nature on … Continued

Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

Mazda is to launch a limited-edition model of its popular MX-5 sportscar at the Chicago Auto Show next week. The Japanese brand said that only 450 Special Edition variants of the MX-5 will be produced, boasting an upgraded roof and new interior. Since its launch in 1989, the MX-5 Miata has become the world’s best-selling … Continued

Tesla Roadster Final Edition

Electric car maker Tesla has announced a special edition model of its Roadster sports car, as it prepares for the debut of its new Model S (pictured above). The brand, which created the world’s first high-performance electric car in the Roadster, will sell just 15 of the Final Edition Roadster models. Although the specifications of … Continued

Tesla: Roadster retires

Tesla Motors announced that it is going to stop production of its Roadster electric vehicle (EV) by the end of this year. The high-speed model, which is built in the UK for Tesla by Lotus, will end production after the 2,500th vehicle is put together, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the San Francisco Chronicle … Continued

Tesla sues Top Gear to ‘correct the record’

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has sued BBC television program Top Gear after a protracted disagreement over a review of its Roadster sports car. The California-based firm, which makes the world’s only serially-produced electric supercar, announced legal proceedings against the BBC March 29 claiming libel and malicious falsehood, after a spat which has lasted over … Continued

1933 Delage takes Pebble Beach’s top honor

A prewar vehicle once used for transporting hotel guests at a Madrid hotel has been named “Best of Show” at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The 1933 Delage D8S De Villars Roadster was named the top car out of the 250 collector cars from 14 countries that were showcased on the Pebble Beach Golf … Continued

Tesla Roadster and Tag Heuer go on world tour

Luxury watch brand TAG Heuer has unveiled a new concept watch for its specially designed Tesla Roadster March 18 – and announced plans for a world tour. To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Tag Heuer will send the Tesla Roadster around the world, leading a travelling exhibition of the brands timepieces. At the centerpiece of the … Continued

Tag Heuer Tesla Roadster

Tesla Motors have teamed up with Swiss luxury watch company Tag Heuer to produce a special edition of its Roadster. The vehicle will make its debut at the Geneva Auto Show this week. The idea is for both luxury brands to increase their global cachet. Tag, which is unveiling a new tech-savvy watch on March … Continued

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster

Daimler today has unveiled the F-CELL Roadster, the latest in their line of “F-Series” concept vehicles, and it draws its inspiration from a diverse variety of automotive eras. Controlled with drive-by-wire technology and utilizing a joystick rather than a conventional steering wheel, this whip is powered by a 1.2kW emission-free fuel cell system located at … Continued

Mitsuoka Himiko: The Classiest Mazda Ever

Mitsuoka, arguably the most interesting car company in Japan, has released another Japanese homage to a classic British automobile. Their latest design the Himiko is an amazing mix of the British sports car- Morgan and the Mazda Mx-5. The company has taken the Mazda MX-5, one of the best driving roadsters in the world, and … Continued