This Batman-inspired Kia Optima is a project of Kia Motors, DC Entertainment and RIDES magazine to benefit “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign, a relief effort to fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. They designed and built the Batman-themed Optima, transforming the exterior with a matte- and piano-black paint scheme, a dramatically lowered coilover suspension and muscular ground effects kit, huge Ksport performance brakes for extreme stopping power, custom-designed 20-inch black wheels and a performance exhaust system. Other exterior modifications include a custom front grille shaped like a batwing that took over 40 hours to create, yellow LED lighting accents throughout the vehicle and the iconic bat signal etched into the HID headlights.
In homage of Art Deco golden age Rolls-Royce unveiled three Art Deco cars: Phantom, Phantom Drophead Coupé and Ghost.
Beautiful, lustrous veneers in carefully selected Walnut Burr run seamlessly throughout the car. The natural beauty of the veneer is enhanced by geometric marquetry design that is both intricate and elegant.
Smart Forstars is the first car in the world with an integrated video projector in the front bonnet. So, you can have your own Drive-In Theater as soon you will find a white wall to project the video…
Also, it is features a glass roof above the passengers that gives a clear view of the starry sky.
The “eyebrows” above the front headlamps are just one of many of the lovingly created new details. They give the headlamps a new U-shaped look. The transparent red sun visor above the windscreen takes up this idea and lends the coupé an even more squat road stance. The tail lights can even be opened. The charging socket for the high-voltage battery is found inside the right-hand tail light, whilst the left-hand one has space for a beverage can.
The electric drive of the smart forstars is based on the innovative drive concept of the smart fortwo BRABUS electric drive. Compared to the production model of the smart electric drive the output of the magneto-electric motor has been increased to 60 kW, giving the smart forstars agile and lively performance. With 135 Newton metres of torque it boasts powerful, lag-free acceleration and can overtake other vehicles with the greatest of ease. The vehicle has a top speed of more than 130 km/h and the lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 17.6 kWh.
DMC, a German designer specialized in luxury tuning, unveiled a package for the brand new Aventador: The “Molto Veloce” Styling and Performance Kit. While the Body Components retail for EUR 25.000, the brand new Interior costs EUR 10.000. DMC’s whees package starts at EUR 10.000, and the Titanium Exhaust brings an additional EUR 5.500.
All body components can be installed by one of DMC Germany’s global dealers, located globally in North America, Asia and the Middle East. If you opt for the engine modification however, it would be highly suggested to fly your LP700 to the company‘s workshop in Germany or Switzerland.
DMC designed a completely new body kit, made of 100% Carbon Fiber, that enhances road stability.
A unique expressive front fascia features a redesigned spoiler sword and a stunning front-splitter lip, all made of pure carbon fiber. They fit onto the stock-bumper, installation is very swift. The new side skirt diffusers aim to improve the overall aerodynamics as well by bringing road stability. A new rear fascia consists of a lightened carbon fiber diffusor and an added tunnel system: Both items improve down force on the rear axle. It is completed by a rear wing spoiler that supports aerodynamics on the rear axle. All items can be installed without visibly damaging the Aventador since they either exchange for the OEM parts, or conveniently add-on, which guarantees that the car can be brought back to its original state of art, at any time.
Engine modification and a new Titanium exhaust system add a whole new power level to the Aventador.
It is rare to see more than two Ferrari cars in the same place, what about 964 Ferraris? This should be something huge, and is a world record indeed!
Ferrari donated £5 for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their families (a total of $7832). Not so much as we were expected from a name like Ferrari.
964 Ferrari cars (worth over $162million) attended the Ferrari Driving Days event at Silverstone and paraded round the Silverstone circuit and set the world record. The previous record was 490 Ferrari cars and was achieved by Cornes & Company Limited at the Fuji Speedway Circuit, Shizuoka, Japan.
For $61,160 we can get a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition soon. Jeep will unveil this luxury car at the 2012 Paris Motor Show (29 September to 14 October 2012).
The new limited-edition model Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition will be offered exclusively in a Bright white exterior color. The distinctive exterior look of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition model features a gloss-black grille surround and a black mesh grille texture. The “blacked-out” theme continues throughout the vehicle’s exterior, highlighting the Jeep logo on the hood and the badge on the front door. The new SRT Limited Edition model rides on extreme 20-inch tires that surround one-of-a-kind Black Vapor Chrome, five-spoke alloy wheels featuring a chromed center cap and chromed inserts. Additional exclusive details, such as a gloss-black liftgate light bar, gloss-black rear step pad and rear SRT badge with Black flag, complete the unique appearance of the new special-edition model. …
As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW Concept Active Tourer also provides a glimpse ahead to future drive variants in automobiles of the compact class. The eDrive concept familiar from the BMW i8 is used here for the first time in a model of the core BMW brand and will in future be the designation for all electric and plug-in hybrid drives. It covers all components of the electric drive, the electric motor developed by BMW, the lithium-ion battery and the intelligent engine control unit.
The interior of the BMW Concept Active Tourer is both transparent and refreshingly new. The open-pore laminated wood milled from a single block provides the visual link between the upper and low decor surfaces of the instrument panel. The door trim panels and seats are covered in light, velvety soft full-grain leather and smooth leather.
Aston Martin DBR 1/2, the most successful racing car ever built by Aston Martin, has been offered on sale by Talacrest, for a price of $31.76 million.
To see why this car is so expensive let’s take a look to its history: after its victorious debut at the 1957 Spa 1000 km race, it scored five more victories including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 in the hands of Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby and was campaigned well into the 1962 season by privateers. Beautifully preserved and maintained by a serious collector, despite the car’s incredible value, it has been regularly raced in a variety of historic race events with great success.
The DBR1/2 is the only car from the iconic manufacturer to have ever won the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour race. Additionally, the vehicle was also the one and same in which Sir Stirling Moss won the RAC Tourist Trophies at Goodwood in 1958 and 59 to help Aston Martin take home the 1959 World Sports Car Championship.
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
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