On August 17th in Carmel, California, The 1895 Buffum 4-Cylinder Stanhope, the world’s oldest four-cylinder car will be presented at auction by Bonhams.
Displayed for decades at the Princeton Auto Museum in Massachusetts (one of the first auto museums in the country) and later at the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum in Maine, now it is for he first time it has ever been offered for sale to the public.
The estimate value of this rare Buffum automobile is US$ 250,000 – 350,000.
There is an old recipe to make an extraordinary product from a banal product: take the product and cover it with Swarovski crystals. Many are better. I can understand this strategy but why someone would think to put Swarovski crystals on a luxury car like the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud?
This Rolls-Royce covered with 1 million Swarovski crystals is display at the Four Seasons Hotel in Munich, southern Germany, and it is set to be auctioned in the coming months for the Help in Motion charity.
The Rimac Concept_One electric vehicle is one of fastest electric vehicle in the world. The estimate price is $1 million and the launch date was announced by Croatian car makers Rimac for Salon Privé in the UK in September (Syon Park in west London from 5th to 7th September).
Power output: 1088 hp
Torque: 1600 Nm from 0 to 6500 rpm
Acceleration: 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 2,8 seconds
Range: up to 600 km (realistic range – 500 km)
Braking distance: 31.5m (100-0 km/h)
Lateral g-force: 1.4 g
Efficiency: 140-550 Wh/km
40 kW on-board charging
100 kW fast DC-charging
Weight-to-power ratio: 1.79 kg/hp
Weight distribution: 42% front, 58% rear
According to Bonhams (one of the world’s largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques), ‘Birkin’ Bentley at £5 million is most expensive British car ever sold at auction.
The ex-Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin 1929 4 ½-liter supercharged ‘Blower’ Bentley single-seater, which when new raised the Brooklands Outer Circuit record to 137mph. It sold for £5,042,000, the highest price achieved for a British car sold at auction.
BMW has unveiled an updated BMW i3 concept and BMW i8 Concept Spyder. The good news: After successful initial testing of the vehicle concept, the decision for a series-production vehicle was quickly made. Also, The BMW i8 Concept Spyder proves that you should never underestimate the potential of electricity.
Take a look at those amazing new photos and video with BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept. The BMW i8 Concept Spyder price is over $100,000, according to cars experts.
The BMW i8 Concept Spyder is the next step in the evolution of the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics Concept. The result: The most progressive and innovative sports car of its time. Its innovative plug-in hybrid concept combines the modified electric drive system from the BMW i3 Concept – fitted over its front axle – with a high-performance three-cylinder combustion engine producing 164 kW/220 hp and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) at the rear. Working in tandem, they allow the two drive systems to display their respective talents to the full, delivering the performance of a sports car but the fuel consumption of a small car.
Acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under five seconds combined with fuel consumption in the European cycle of 2.7 litres per 100 kilometres (approx. 104 mpg imp) are figures currently beyond the capability of any vehicle powered by a combustion engine of comparable performance. Thanks to the eDrive technology with its large lithium-ion battery, which can be charged from a domestic power supply, the BMW i8 Concept can travel up to 35 kilometres (approx. 20 miles) on electric power alone. Added to which, the 2+2-seater offers enough space for four people, giving it a high level of everyday practicality.
Anyone knows that gold is outdated. Also, a gold paint for a car is bad taste even the car logo is Lamborghini…
At the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau International Auto Show Lamborghini proudly present the Gallardo LP560-4 Gold Edition. Fortunately Lamborghini will be only producing 10 cars and all are exclusive to China. The price for it $800,000, $200,000 more than a standard Gallardo.
DMC is German designer specialized in luxury tuning. It totally redefine interior and exterior design adding a luxury touch. Now, DMC unveil “Fakhuna”, a concept design for Aston Martin DB-S. It looks great, I like the carbon fiber usage but I dislike actual gold used in this tuning package.
Fakhuna was developed by Dutch artist Wildspeed.
The German fitted a new three-part DMC forged alloy wheel. The concave rims and the titanium bolting are combined with a highly-polished rim flange. DMC offers the wheel/tyre combination measuring 9.0Jx21 inches with 245/30ZR21 tyres at the front and 10.5Jx21 rims with tyres measuring 295/25ZR21.
Mercedes-Benz just unveiled the new SLS AMG GT, available both as a Coupé and a Roadster. The new high-quality AMG designo Exclusive STYLE leather is now also available as an optional extra for all SLS AMG models.
The market launch of the SLS AMG GT is October 2012. An overview of the pricing is as follows:
SLS AMG GT $255,113
SLS AMG GT Roadster $265,495
AMG designo Exclusive STYLE leather $7,193
The wing-shaped cross fins and the star recess in the radiator grille also retain a high-gloss finish, as do the exterior mirrors and the fins on the bonnet and wings. The AMG logo on the right of the boot lid also features the additional letters “GT”.
One look at the technical specifications highlights the fact that AMG has succeeded in enhancing the dynamic profile of the SLS AMG GT even further. The maximum output of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 front mid-engine is 435 kW (591 hp) at 6800 rpm, while the maximum torque is 650 Nm at 4750 rpm. The SLS AMG GT accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, and can reach a speed of 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds.
A new Guinness World Record was set by Formula 1 driver David Coulthard and professional golfer Jake Shepherd: World’s farthest golf shot caught in a moving car (SLS AMG + 178MPH Golf Ball).
David, who was driving the awesome 571hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster at 120mph, caught a golf ball in the cockpit of the moving car which was 275 metres from the tee, and hit by Jake at an astonishing 178mph. This amazing achievement secured the world record for the furthest golf shot caught in a moving car in only the second attempt of the day.
The outstanding feat of skill was captured on film and will be launched in early July to celebrate the power of the SLS AMG Roadster which, thanks to its AMG hand-assembled M 159 V8 engine, rockets to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds.
David Coulthard said: “This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to do with a car! Jake Shepherd was great to work with and the performance of the SLS AMG Roadster made driving to catch a mid-air golf ball even more exciting. I am honoured to have received the Guinness World Record for the furthest golf shot caught in a car.”
David George,Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars Marketing Director, concluded: “We thought we’d do something exciting to celebrate this special car, and our association with golf ahead of the upcoming Open Championship. It was great to set a new world record in the process thanks to an amazing effort from David and Jake.”
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