Yohji Yamamoto made his first visit to Germany to present his collection at the Audi presents ” Cutting Age: Yohji Yamamoto” runway show at the St. Agnes Church in Berlin. The japanese designer was seen posing for promo pics while dressed from head to toe in black and standing next to a red Audi RS5 and a white Audi R8 5.2 Quattro.
Just last year, Kanye West received a gloss black Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 from his then new girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Fast forward to 2013 and the recent announcement that Kim is pregnant with Kanye’s child, the rapper has prompted him to reportedly sell his beloved supercar with the help of Calabasas Luxury Motor Cars to make way for a new, child-friendly, Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG.
Despite Kanye West being captured driving in his Aventador – which was wrapped matte black just after he received it – multiple times, the listing claims that the car has only travelled 1,433 miles meaning this is basically a brand new Aventador!
It’s yet to be confirmed whether or not this is indeed as it features black brake calipers compared to the yellow ones fitted to Kanye’s, but it could in fact be his. Although it’s currently unclear the exact price the car sold for, it was up for grabs for $444,995. Thanks to gtspirit for the news.
The 2014 Range Rover Sport was revealed on the streets of New York City through a live broadcast event which allowed fans all over the world to witness the new SUV from Land Rover. And who else would be a better driver for the event than James Bond himself? Yes, Daniel Craig was the driver, and he did not disappoint!
The video shows Daniel Craig amidst some containers before the luxury SUV is lowered by a crane and he takes on the wheel with a timer so as to arrive at the New York Auto Show grounds in time. You shall get to listen to the acceleration and impressive exhaust sound of the Range Rover Sport. New York is the place it loves most as its predecessors sold more units in New York than any other part in the world.
With the 2013 edition of the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah just around the corner, Jeep and the Chrysler Group’s Mopar performance parts and motorsports operation have released info and photos of the six concept models that will go on display at the annual off-road extravaganza which began on Saturday, March 23.
This year’s collection of concepts includes five Wrangler models and a single Grand Cherokee, all of which sport production and prototype Jeep Performance-branded parts that were developed by Mopar.
“We created our new Jeep Performance Parts portfolio for extreme off-road Jeep fanatics,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar. “Jeep owners who are passionate about customization, performance and personalization will have a long menu of Jeep Performance Parts from which to choose.” Click here to see other models.
While some people are enjoying Christmas Eve with their families, others are busy posting on forums and leaking official shots of new cars like the Mercedes-Benz CLA compact saloon.
A total of five images of the new Mercedes entry-level sedan including three of the exterior and two of the interior made their way online.
As was the case with the revealing CLA scoops in Iceland this past September, the car pictured here is a regular model fitted with Mercedes’ AMG exterior and interior styling packages and not the CLA 45 AMG, which will feature a similar aero kit but will do away with the “diamond” front grille
Being that it will be the first member of Mercedes-Benz’s extended family of A-Class-based compact models to be offered in the States, the CLA is anticipated to make its world premiere on this side of the Atlantic, possibly as early as next month’s Detroit Motor Show.
Naturally, the engine lineup will be shared with the A-Class hatchback offering consumers a variety of turbocharged four-cylinder diesel and petrol units, including a 2.0-liter gasoline powerplant with 208hp (211PS) for the CLA 250 BlueEFFICIENCY, and a heavily tuned version of the same engine delivering 350-horsepower and 332 lb-ft (450Nm) for the all-wheel drive CLA 45 AMG.
Mercedes’ newly developed 4AMTIC all-wheel drive system for cars with front-wheel drive will be offered as an option on other CLA models as well.
If you had any doubts that Bugatti belongs to the same group as the makers of the legendary Beetle, just take a look at this, admittedly humorous, but at the same time, high-quality digital rendering, from the creative minds at RC82 Workchop.
The Polish artist(s) incorporated all the design cues of the original (or classic) Volkswagen Beetle, from the deep-dish steel wheels and bug eyes, to the window frames and exterior door hinges, on the shape of the Bugatti Veyron hypercar.
Do you think it would be worth someone’s time, work and money to actually build a real-life version of the Bugeyron or whatever else you want to call it?
German brands are either running out of ideas or they just being lazy. Take Audi for example. The firm with the four-ring logo offers a Black Edition version for the TT Coupe and Roadster models. What else could you add to a special edition model?
Well, Audi’s answer to a question nobody ever asked is a special black package for its…special Black Edition models called the “Amplified Black Package”. Prices for the TT Coupe and Roadster Black Edition Amplified Black range from £31,365 OTR to £36,360 OTR.
The optional package costs £700 and it includes a choice of four metallic or pearl effect colours named Glacier White, Misano Red, Daytona Grey or Samoa Orange, and if the latter is chosen, the interior inlays are finished in the same shade, while in all other cases, inlays are in matt brushed aluminium.
Also included in the Amplified Black package is a black-finished front lip spoiler, black door mirror housings, black TT RS-style fixed rear spoiler, black 19-inch ‘Rotor’ design alloy wheels, a black diffuser insert and blacked out exhaust tailpipes.
Two engines are available with the double black package, the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol with 211PS linked to either front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive and the 2.0-litre TDI with 170PS mated to quattro drive only. Thanks to carscoop for the news.
Dubbed the “most performance-focused Kia models yet”, the South Korean automaker released pictures and some additional details about its new pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT sport hatchbacks, ahead of their world premiere at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March.
We don’t know what Kia’s engineers have managed to do with the compact hatchback’s uprated chassis, but in terms of performance, the turbocharged 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine producing 204PS (201bhp) and 265 Nm (195lb-ft) of peak torque seems to position the cars below the likes of the current VW Golf GTI.
The front wheel drive Kia models are offered exclusively with a six-speed manual gearbox, with the automaker quoting a 0-100km/h (62mph) acceleration time of 7.9 seconds, which is 1 second slower than the current, 210PS (208bhp) Golf GTI Mk6 (6.9 seconds), and 1.3 seconds slower than the upcoming 220PS (217bhp) Golf GTI Mk7 (preliminary sprint time of 6.6 seconds).
Designed in Europe under the direction of President and Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, the pro_cee’d GT and cee’d GT both feature bespoke styling elements ranging from the deeper front bumper with honeycomb grille inserts and LED daytime running lights, to 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake calipers, dual-exhaust pipes and a rear diffuser.
Inside, the sport hatchbacks gain a new steering wheel with the GT logo, black piano trim inserts, Recaro seating and more. European prices are to be announced closer to the launch date. Story References: Kia via Automonthly
Brand Finance’s annual list of the world’s most powerful brands is topped by a car maker this year, and that car maker is indeed Ferrari. The Italian super car maker beat big names like Google, Coca-Cola, PwC and Hermes, in addition to 495 other power brands, for the number one spot.
Compared to large multinational brands like Coca-Cola, Ferrari is a tiny company. But size is not the only measure in Brand Finance list. They take into account other financial metrics, such as net margins, average revenue per customer, and advertising and marketing spend, as well as qualitative parameters, such as brand affection and loyalty. And Ferrari excels at all of them.
Ferrari never spends a dime on advertising, and they have arguably the most loyal customers of any brand in any industry. That is probably enough reason for it to be named the most powerful brand.
“It is always a pleasure to top any list and still more so when the competition includes some of the world’s most famous companies. This achievement proves that even in very tough economic times, Italy can still offer the world businesses of excellence,” commented Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo. “Behind this acknowledgement are exceptional products made by equally exceptional men and women. They made it possible and for that I thank them.”
Created in conjunction with A Bathing Ape and NIGO, Ferrari has turned out this one of a kind 458 Italia GT3, customized with BAPE’s signature 1st CAMO motif. The design was created to celebrate the new Ferrari Maserati showroom in Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, and was the centre piece at an invite-only event held at the freshly opened 19,000-square-foot facility. The small gathering also included music by NIGO as the brand founder continued his interest in the automotive world.
Here’s a special edition Range Rover Evoque, which its collaboration from Land Rover and British fashion designer Victoria Beckham. The car is based on the 4-seat coupe. This special Evoque which will be limited to maximum 200 exemplars.
The vehicle comes with exclusive hand-finished matte paint, Santorini gloss black detailing contrasts with the matte finish, 20-inch gloss black forged alloy wheels with rose-gold accents, rose-gold plated grille surround and badging, soft semi-aniline leather seats, dyed in a vintage inspired tan, hand-finished semi-aniline leather door inserts, armrests and console lid, rose-gold plated interior accents, mohair floor mats and microsuede headlining.
The Victoria Beckham Evoque also features new interior trim materials includes textured aluminum and soft-feel black finishes, Grand black lacquered veneers, hand-sewn leather portfolio for the owner’s manual signed by Victoria Beckham and bespoke four-piece fitted leather luggage set.
The vehicle is powered by 2.0 liter gasoline engine with output 240-hp, its mated at four-wheel drive and Land Rover’s award-winning Terrain Response system.
The Victoria Beckham Range Rover Evoque starts at 79,995 GBP, the vehicles will be allocated to Chinese customers but only 5 will be coming to the United States.
Range Rover Evoque Special Edition with Victoria Beckham, by Nick Knight
The exclusively designed Range Rover Evoque Special Edition is the result of a collaboration between Land Rover Design, led by Gerry McGovern, and Victoria Beckham.
Neiman Marcus has once again announced about their Christmas Book which is released annually. It as usual has an automotive segment which will be featuring this year, the latest offering from McLaren. MP4-12C model of McLaren’s has been selected as the vehicle which is the “ultimate fantasy gift”.
This model of the McLaren Spider is finished in a Volcano Red. It has diamond-cut wheels that are lightweight and has black glossy highlights. The interior of the car has black trimmings along with red stitching on the upholstery. This car weighs only 3,200 pounds with all the fluids.
This new ‘12C Spider Neiman Marcus Edition’ will be up for sale on the 24th of October. This edition is the convertible style of the 12C supercar that was released last year. This car is fitted with 3.8 liter V8 dual turbocharged engine. It can generate a power of 616 hp and a peak torque of 600 Nm. This engine is linked to a 7-speed transmission that allows this vehicle to accelerate from rest to a speed of 100 km/h in only 3.1 seconds. This car has a maximum speed of 328 km/h.
Only 12 units of this car will be available to buyers, which will be priced at $354,000 / source machinespider