“50 Years of AMG” at Mercedes-Benz Museum

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Black Series C 197

The AMG Exhibition The special exhibition “50 Years of AMG” is open since October 2017. So far, 150,000 people saw the vehicles in the show. Presented are ten racing vehicles and high-performance series production cars from AMG, along with outstanding engine developments and other exhibits tracing the history of the marque. The exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum will be open until May 8th, 2018. AMG Black Series Cars Besides the present exhibition of the ten AMG cars Mercedes-Benz will show from April 10th additionally five vehicles from the Mercedes-AMG Black…

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Bremen Classic Motorshow 2018 Review

1964 Facel Vega II at Bremen Classic Motorshow 2018

Classic car show starts the season in Bremen, Germany For the classic car season opening in Bremen, Germany, the 16th Bremen Classic Motorshow on almost 47,000 square meters during three days offered a platform for 660 exhibitors, coming from ten nations, about 100 automobile clubs as well as several private sellers. This year 40,900 visitors came to the Bremen exhibition halls to see the special shows and new trading platforms. Special show “Gran Turismo 2+2: Jetset for the road” This special show showed twelve Gran Turismo dream cars from the…

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Super Cars at Top Marques Monaco 2017

Donkervoort GTO RS at Top Marques Monaco 2017

Top Marques Monaco 2017 The 2017 edition of Top Marques Monaco counted a record number of more than 45.000 visitors from around the globe. People saw most exclusive luxury goods, super and dream cars, as wells as futuristic flying cars. The Show was held at the Grimaldi Forum in association with the Edmond de Rothschild Group from 20th to 23rd April 2017. During the show around the Forum the visitors could see a large number of luxurious and rare super cars, cruising the Monaco streets. Car Premieres and Flying Cars…

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Top Marques Monaco 2017 Preview

Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS

Six super cars to be launched Top Marques Monaco will return in 2017 for its 14th edition with a number of dream car world premieres. Six super cars will debut at the show, including the Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS, the Berus by Keating Supercars, the Frangivento Asfanè and limited-edition hand built cars by David Brown Automotive. In 2004 and in 2006 the Donkervoort D8 270 RS set lap records at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Its successor, the Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS – to be presented at Top Marques Monaco 2017 – will be…

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Tuning Trends at Essen Motor Show 2016

Porsche 964 Rauh Welt Begriff

The Essen Motor Show 2016 with more than 500 exhibitors will take place in Essen, Germany, from 26. November to 01. December 2016. 25. November is a Preview Day. The Essen Motor Show is one of the most important automobile shows in Europe. The “tuningXperience” In a special exhibition during the Essen Motor show about 200 extravangantly refinded cars will be presented within the “tuningXperience” show in halls 1A und 12. You will find the latest Audi A5, Mercedes-Benz CLS, and Skoda Octavia RS aside classic cars like BMW E21,…

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The Porsche 911 R – A Puristic Sports Car

Porsche-911-R

A new Porsche 911 R The new Porsche 911 R has been presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016. This car has a classic predecessor, a road homologated racing car from 1967. At that time the 911 R (R for Racing) performed in rallies, in the Targa Florio and in world record runs. This new Porsche is designed as a high-performance sports car. With its lightweight (1,370 kilograms) construction the car shall provide a maximum of driving experience and performance. The four-litre naturally aspirated flat six cylinder engine produces 500 HP (368 kW) and is combined with a manual six-speed sports transmission.…

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Bugatti Chiron World Premiere in Geneva 2016

Bugatti Chiron

The Bugatti Chiron Bugatti unveiled the Chiron at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016. Bugatti calls the Chiron the most powerful, the fastest, the most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world. And this car offers a maximum of performance, combined with exclusive comfort and design and very high safety levels. This car has been designed for a maximum driving pleasure. Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., said: “The Chiron is the result of our efforts to make the best even better. Bugatti has tested the limits of physics. There…

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Spyker C8 Preliator unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2016

Spyker C8 Preliator

The Spyker C8 Preliator Spyker has presented the Spyker C8 Preliator, a two-door two seat sports car with a body made in carbon fiber. This car is the successor to the Spyker C8 Aileron, launched at Geneva International Motor Show in 2009. The Preliator shall transmit Spyker’s aviation heritage to a road sports car. So the C8 Preliator is heavily inspired by the aviation heritage, featuring aircraft like submerged air intakes (NACA ducts), fighter jet afterburners emulating rear lights (made of LEDs), interior turbine style designed air vents, and a multifunctional head-up display, placed atop…

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Rimac Concept_One to be unveiled in Geneva 2016

Rimac Concept_One

Rimac’s design concept and realization Rimac Automobili from Croatia has designed with its Rimac Concept_One an electric power train based high performance supercar. The car is planned to be unveiled at the Geneva International Motorshow 2016. The production of this dream car is limited to just eight units. Equipped with four powerful permanent magnet electric motors, one for each wheel, located in the centre of both axles, the Concept_One provides 1088 HP / 800 kW and 1600 Nm of torque. The Rimac features an R-AWTV (All Wheel Torque Vectoring) system, that calculates…

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McLaren 570GT at Geneva Motor Show 2016

McLaren 570GT

McLaren Automotive will present the latest and the third model in the recently announced Sports Series – the McLaren 570GT at the Geneva International Motor Show 2016. The Sports Series models share inter alia a lightweight carbon fiber chassis. The here used MonoCell II already debuted in the McLaren 570S Coupé. This mid-engined sports car has been designed as a daily driver and for longer distance comfort. The cabin with a standard fixed glass panoramic roof is spacious and ergonomically optimized. The two sports seats are eight-way electrically adjustable and are upholstered in leather…

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Maserati to show an SUV in Geneva: Levante

Maserati Levante

The Geneva International Motor Show is well known for premieres. This year Maserati shows its first SUV, named Levante.  This car is completing Maserati’s model range of sports cars and saloons like the Ghibli, GranTurismo, GranCabrio and Quattroporte. Maserati builds the Levante at the Mirafiori plant in Turin. First cars already have been produced for launching the SUV this spring in Europe and later this year in the rest of the world. The overall appearance of the car is guided by the typical design of the Maserati brand. The front now shows…

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Super Car Sunday and Viva Italia 2016 at TT Circuit, Assen

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse

The third edition of the “Super Car Sunday” promises to offer a special show with ultimate super cars and hyper cars and is combined with the “Viva Italia” car event, both taking place at the TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands, on 15th May 2016. Click here for Super Car Sunday 2015 and Viva Italia 2015 photos. Super Car Sunday 2016 The Cars On display at the Super Car Sunday are brands like Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, McLaren, Pagani, and Porsche. These makes will be represented by the importer and/or manufacturer, in addition…

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Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster Sold for 9.9 Million US$

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster

Top Seller Mercedes-Benz 540 K RM Sotheby’s 17th Annual Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix saw top sales and a total turnover of $62.8 million US$. Bidders at this auction came from 20 countries. Top seller at this auction was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster. Bidding for this extraordinary pre-war automobile began at 5 million US$ and ended at 9,900,000 US$. At this price it was the most valuable automobile ever sold during the Arizona auction week. Till this day a Ferrari 250 LM held the record with a price tag of 9.625 million US$ at the…

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Top Marques Monaco 2016

Mazzanti Evantra

Show of Sumptuousness Preview Top Marques Monaco 2016 is one of Monaco’s biggest annual events. It will take place in the Monaco Grimaldi Forum from 14th to 17th April 2016 and will showcase top high-performance sports cars and exclusive luxury super cars as well as other facets of a luxury lifestyle including bespoke jewelry, exclusive watches, and super yachts on the Esplanade – to be test driven and for sale. The exhibitors slogan is “see it, drive it, buy it”. VIP guests even can test drive the super cars on…

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Koenigsegg Agera RS Sold Out

Koenigsegg Agera RS

Limited production of 25 cars sold Koenigsegg Agera RS production had been limited to 25 Examples. Meanwhile all cars of this series have been sold now within 10 months, making the handcrafted Agera RS the fastest selling model in the companies history ever. Koenigsegg Automotive AB presented the Agera RS first at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show where the first owner already could receive his car. 10 Agera RS were already pre-sold prior to the first showing in Geneva. It took the manufacturer just 10 months since that debut to…

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Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB to be “best luxury car” at What Car? Awards

Award Criteria The Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB (Extended Wheel Base) was named “Best Luxury Car” in the category “more than £100,000” at the annual “What Car? Awards”. The judges praised especially the Ghost’s dynamics: “The light steering is accurate and lets you guide the nose precisely at most speeds, the pedal responses are easy to modulate, and the twin-turbocharged V12 is as silken in its delivery and refinement as an engine gets.” The CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, declared: “Since its launch in 2009 the Ghost has propelled Rolls-Royce…

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McLaren F1 at London Classic Car Show 2016

A high tech driver’s car The McLaren F1 was planned by Gordon Murray to be the best engineered driver’s car ever made. F1 owner and serial car collector Jay Leno could confirm this: it is simply “the Greatest Car of the 20th Century.” Murray explained, that before producing the F1 McLaren benchmarked all existing super cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Honda NSX and the 1960 Lotus Elan as well as other cars. Murray’s goal was to produce a daily driver with better handling, ride comfort and especially better performance and…

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Bentley with Stone Veneers by Mulliner

Mulliner now provides stone veneers in four exclusive colors “Autumn White”, “Copper”, “Galaxy”,  and “Terra Red” for an innovative interior finish of the Bentley Continental and the Bentley Flying Spur. The slate and quartzite stone – formed over 200 million years – is sustainably sourced from hand-selected quarries in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh, India. click on an image for a bigger view The sections of stone are split from larger pieces and cured using glass fibre and a bespoke resin. They are shaped and hand finished finally by Mulliner at…

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Racetrack Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport

A New Racecar At the Los Angeles Auto Show Porsche has unveiled in a world premiere a new sports car for recreational and club racing: the Cayman GT4 Clubsport. This racing car is based on the successful street-legal Cayman GT4 sports car, but is not road homologated. Sales of the new Cayman GT4 Clubsport started with the unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show and can be ordered from Porsche Motorsport in Weissach, Germany. The car costs from 111,000 euro plus country-specific VAT. Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport – click on…

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Top Marques Monaco 2015

Toroidion 1MW

Top Marques Monaco 2015 – the 12th edition of this supercar show – took place at the Grimaldi Forum from 16th to 19th April 2015. It was attended by a record-breaking 42,000 visitors who came to see more than 160 exhibitors. The 2015 exhibitors included Aston Martin, Hamann, Lexus, Mazzanti, Tesla as well as Zenvo and many more. Highlights of the show in 2015 were the AeroMobil 3.0 and the Toroidion 1MW concept car. The AeroMobil – a Slovakian invention – is the world’s most advanced prototype that can transmute from…

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