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A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car
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A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announces today that on-road testing of its first fully electric motor car is imminent.

  • CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, announces Rolls-Royce’s first fully electric car
  • Finished product will come to market in Q4 2023
  • New product named ‘Spectre’
  • Electric Rolls-Royce fulfils the 1900 prophecy of the marque’s founder, Charles Rolls
  • A promise kept by CEO, who pledged to bring an electric car to market this decade
  • Global testing will cover 2.5 million kilometres – a simulation of 400 years of use
  • By 2030 all Rolls-Royce products will be fully electric
  • Spectre underpinned by Rolls-Royce’s own spaceframe architecture

In an historic announcement, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced today, that on-road testing of its first fully electric motor car is imminent. In announcing this seminal moment for the marque, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Chief Executive Officer, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said:

A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

A prophecy fulfilled a promise kept a remarkable undertaking underway rolls-royce motor cars announces first fully electric car

“Today is the most significant day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 4th May, 1904. On that date, our founding fathers, Charles Rolls and Sir Henry Royce, first met and agreed that they were going to create ‘the best motor car in the world’.

“Using the most advanced technology available to them at the time and by applying their remarkable engineering minds, these two pioneers elevated early internal combustion engine cars, from noisy, uncomfortable and rudimentary means of transportation, by setting a completely new benchmark of distinction. 

“The cars they created, introduced to the world a true luxury experience and secured for Rolls-Royce the ultimate pinnacle position that it continues to occupy, unchallenged, to this day.  The marque has continued to define the very best in internal combustion motoring for more than a century.

“Today, 117 years later, I am proud to announce that Rolls-Royce is to begin the on-road testing programme for an extraordinary new product that will elevate the global all-electric car revolution and create the first – and finest – super-luxury product of its type. This is not a prototype. It’s the real thing, it will be tested in plain sight and our clients will take first deliveries of the car in the fourth quarter of 2023.”

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El nuevo CUPRA Formentor VZ5 ya admite pedidos

El nuevo CUPRA Formentor VZ5 ya admite pedidos

  • El CUPRA Formentor VZ5 está equipado con el motor 2.5 TSI de cinco cilindros, que entrega 390 CV (287 kW) y ​​480 Nm de par
  • La agilidad dinámica está asegurada con la tecnología “Torque Splitter” de control selectivo de par, y añade además el modo Drift
  • El equipo de frenos cuenta con pinzas Akebono de seis pistones y discos de 375 mm de diámetro, alojados en las espectaculares llantas de 51 cm (20”)
  • Exclusiva versión de producción limitada a tan solo 7.000 unidades en todo el mundo. Está disponible por 62.840 euros (P.V.P.)

El CUPRA Formentor completa su oferta mecánica con la llegada de la versión VZ5. El primer vehículo diseñado y desarrollado en exclusiva por la marca española, ya está disponible con esta versión limitada a 7.000 unidades para todo el mundo, y destinada a los auténticos amantes de los automóviles de altas prestaciones con motor de combustión, por 62.840 euros, sin contar con los descuentos que ofrece la compañía.

El CUPRA Formentor VZ5 es una clara demostración de lo que CUPRA es capaz de hacer. Se trata de un vehículo que se plantea como una apuesta novedosa, dinámica y atractiva. Incorpora el motor 2.5 TSI de cinco cilindros que genera 390 CV y 480 Nm de par máximo, que le permite acelerar de 0 a 100 km/h en solo 4,2 segundos.

El increíble dinamismo del Formentor se ve incrementado en la versión VZ5, gracias a la inclusión de la tecnología de control selectivo de par ‘Torque Splitter’, que garantiza una agilidad y estabilidad en curva nunca vista en un SUV crossover ya que, no sólo permite repartir la fuerza del motor entre los ejes delantero y trasero, sino que va un paso más allá y posibilita el reparto entre las ruedas izquierda y derecha del eje posterior. A su vez, el Formentor VZ5 aporta la máxima diversión al volante, gracias al modo Drift que optimiza el reparto de par en el eje trasero, para deleite del conductor cuando acuda a rodar en circuito.

Por último, también caben destacar como elementos exclusivos de esta versión una suspensión rebajada en 10mm; una mayor caída negativa en las ruedas, que también incorporan unos bujes más rígidos; las llantas exclusivas de 51 cm (20”) que montan neumáticos más anchos —255×35 mm—; un increíble sistema de frenos de alto rendimiento, que en las ruedas delanteras incluye pinzas de seis pistones desarrolladas por Akebono®, y discos de gran tamaño —375×36 mm—; y una puesta a punto específica de la Dirección Progresiva.

Asimismo, incluye el avanzado Control de Chasis Adaptativo (DCC) con hasta 15 ajustes diferentes de la firmeza de la suspensión, los modos de conducción con selector CUPRA Drive Profile, la rápida transmisión automática de doble embrague DSG de siete relaciones, y la tracción integral 4Drive.

El nuevo CUPRA Formentor VZ5 combina un diseño exterior más exclusivo, con una experiencia a bordo aún más sofisticada, ya que incorpora un equipamiento específico de serie. 

El diseño exterior es un reflejo del carácter tecnológico de esta versión. Destacan las mencionadas llantas y frenos, pero también el marco de la parrilla delantera, las carcasas de los retrovisores y los pasos de rueda en color negro; el empleo de fibra de carbono tanto en el difusor trasero como en el splitter frontal de mayor tamaño; el logo VZ5 ubicado en el portón trasero; así como el exclusivo escape con dos salidas dobles en color Copper y ubicadas en diagonal, que aportan un sonido espectacular.  El Formentor VZ5 está disponible en tres colores de carrocería, Negro Midnight metalizado de serie, y dos pinturas mate opcionales: Gris Magnetic Mate y Azul Petrol Mate.

En el habitáculo se muestra modernidad y deportividad, con ese toque único de la versión VZ5, donde destacan el Digital Cockpit específico de serie, que incorpora un indicador luminoso para el cambio de marchas; y los asientos exclusivos CUPBucket tapizados en piel Nappa —disponible en color negro o Azul Petrol— y con inserciones en fibra de carbono, muy deportivos y ergonómicos, que se muestran por primera vez en el Formentor VZ5 de forma opcional. Además, los elementos más destacados del interior son el volante CUPRA con botones satélite, el sistema de info-entretenimiento con pantalla de 30,4 cm (12”) y las diferentes soluciones de conectividad.

Por último, caben destacar los innovadores sistemas de asistencia a la conducción que incorpora el Formentor, que lo convierten en uno de los modelos más seguros de su segmento. La versión VZ5 incluye de serie el sistema Top View Camera, con cámara cenital y 360º.El habitáculo del nuevo CUPRA Formentor VZ5 destaca por la exclusivos asientos opcionales CUPBacket, tapizados en piel Nappa y con inserciones en fibra de carbono, que aportan una gran sujeción

Listado de precios (P.V.P.) – CUPRA Formentor VZ5

Versión Emisiones CO2

(WLTP)

Impuesto de matriculación P.V.P.
Formentor VZ5 2.5 TSI 390 CV DSG-7 4Drive 230 9,75 % 62.840 €

Listados de equipamiento de serie y opcional – Gama CUPRA Formentor

Descarga el listado de precios y equipamiento aquí

Datos técnicos – Gama CUPRA Formentor
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Datos técnicos

CUPRA Formentor VZ5

Motor 2.5 TSI 390 CV (287 kW) DSG 7 4Drive
Cilindros / Válvulas 5 en línea / 20 v.
Cilindrada 2.480 cc
Diámetro x carrera 82,5 x 92,8 mm
Relación de compresión 10:1
Par máximo 480 Nm, entre 2.250 y 5.700 rpm
0 a 100 km/h 4,2 seg.
Velocidad máxima 250km/h*
Consumo medio ciclo combinado 10,1 – 10,3 litros/100 km (WLTP)
Emisiones CO2 ciclo combinado 228 – 233 g/ km (WLTP)
Discos de frenos delanteros 375 x 36 mm
Discos de frenos traseros 310 x 22 mm
Longitud x anchura x altura 4.468 x 1.852 x 1.505 mm
Batalla 2.681 mm
Maletero 410 litros
Peso con conductor 1.683 kg

* limitada electrónicamente

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ROLLS-ROYCE ANNOUNCES BLACK BADGE GHOST THE PURES

ROLLS-ROYCE ANUNCIA BLACK BADGE GHOST THE PURES

Rolls-Royce anuncia un producto que representa un nuevo tipo de automóvil Black Badge. Su automóvil más avanzado hasta ahora ha sido rediseñado para caracterizar el alter ego de Rolls-Royce: asertivo, dinámico y potente. Este es el automóvil Black Badge más puro en la historia de la marca. Este es Black Badge Ghost.

  • Black Badge Ghost estrena el lado oscuro del diseño Post Opulent
  • El motor V12 de 6.75 litros ahora ofrece mayor potencia (600PS) y torque (900NM)
  • Tren motriz y chasis rediseñados para un rendimiento más urgente
  • Colección curada estrena llamativo cuero Turchese y revestimiento de carbono técnico
  • Llanta de aleación a medida introducida en el estilo de la casa Black Badge con cuerpo de fibra de carbono
  • El símbolo de lemniscate infinito continúa codificando la expresión negra de Rolls-Royce

“Después de un considerable debate interno, Rolls-Royce anunció que crearía una respuesta oficialmente autorizada a un nuevo tipo de cliente: un tratamiento personalizado permanente para sus automóviles llamado Black Badge. Estos productos, que se lanzaron en 2016, serían más oscuros en estética, más urgentes en personalidad y dramáticos en el tratamiento de los materiales.

“En los cinco años desde que Black Badge se puso a disposición del público, esta atrevida familia de automóviles ha llegado a simbolizar el pináculo de un nuevo tipo de producto de superlujo, poniendo en marcha un cambio en la industria del lujo en general. Posteriormente, casi todos los fabricantes de productos de lujo crean productos que buscan capturar el espíritu de Black Badge.

“Hoy, anunciamos un producto que representa un nuevo tipo de automóvil Black Badge, uno que aprovecha el tratamiento de diseño minimalista Post Opulent que ha reformulado la leyenda de Ghost pero la amplifica y subvierte con la aplicación del negro.

Nuestro automóvil más avanzado hasta ahora ha sido rediseñado para caracterizar el alter ego de Rolls-Royce: asertivo, dinámico y potente. Este es el automóvil Black Badge más puro en la historia de la marca. Este es Black Badge Ghost “.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, director ejecutivo de Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

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Coachbuilt de Rolls-Royce: la obra maestra Boat Tail hace su debut mundial en villa deste

Coachbuilt de Rolls-Royce: la obra maestra Boat Tail hace su debut mundial en villa deste

Rolls-Royce’s coachbuilt La obra maestra Boat Tail hace su debut público mundial en el prestigioso Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este el 2 de octubre de 2021. El automóvil será presentado a las 11.30 hora local en el Mosaic Lawn por Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Director Ejecutivo de Rolls-Royce Coches.

  • La exclusiva carrocería ‘Boat Tail’ hace su primera aparición pública en el prestigioso Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este los días 2 y 3 de octubre de 2021
  • Boat Tail a la vista de los huéspedes y los medios solo durante dos días en el Mosaic Lawn dentro de los terrenos del Grand Hotel Villa d’Este, a orillas del lago de Como, Italia
  • Exhibido cuatro años después del lanzamiento del primer Rolls-Royce de la era moderna, Sweptail, en el mismo evento en 2017.

 

“Es un privilegio maravilloso revelar este Rolls-Royce único al mundo por primera vez. Aunque las imágenes se han compartido ampliamente, el automóvil en sí no se ha mostrado antes en público. La Villa d’Este Concorso d’Eleganza es la ocasión perfecta, ya que reúne a los principales medios de comunicación internacionales junto con expertos en automovilismo y entusiastas del lujo exigentes, en las glamorosas orillas del lago de Como. También hay una agradable simetría en el hecho de que lanzamos el primer Rolls-Royce de carrocería de la era moderna, Sweptail, en el evento de 2017.

“Es un momento verdaderamente histórico para la marca. Estamos liderando un movimiento de carrocería moderno que lleva a la industria del lujo en general a un espacio completamente diferente, donde la hiperpersonalización y el patrocinio contemporáneo brindan posibilidades esencialmente ilimitadas”. Torsten Müller-Ötvös, director ejecutivo Oficial, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

 


La obra maestra de carrocería de Rolls-Royce, Boat Tail, hace su debut público mundial en el prestigioso Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este el 2 de octubre de 2021. El automóvil será presentado a las 11.30 hora local en el Mosaic Lawn por Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Director Ejecutivo , Automóviles Rolls-Royce. Luego estará disponible para que los invitados y periodistas lo vean solo durante dos días, antes de regresar a la privacidad y el aislamiento que lo han rodeado desde que se reveló formalmente en mayo de 2021.

Las imágenes del automóvil se han compartido y admirado en todo el mundo; sin embargo, esta es la primera vez que Boat Tail se muestra en público. Es una oportunidad única para que invitados y periodistas examinen la notable construcción de carrocerías del automóvil y los extraordinarios detalles a medida, que fueron diseñados y construidos a mano en la casa de Rolls-Royce en un proyecto técnico y creativo altamente exigente que duró casi cuatro años.

Boat Tail marca un momento fundamental en los anales de Rolls-Royce, lo que demuestra el compromiso de la marca con la construcción de carrocerías como parte central de su futura dirección y cartera. Continúa y acelera un movimiento de carrocería contemporáneo que comenzó con Sweptail, el primer Rolls-Royce de carrocería de la era moderna, que también hizo su primera aparición pública en Villa d’Este en 2017.

Boat Tail representa un momento crucial para el sector de artículos de lujo en general. Como una creación verdaderamente hecha a mano, única en su tipo, en la que tanto la carrocería como el interior están diseñados y producidos según las especificaciones del cliente, Rolls-Royce Coachbuild redibuja los límites del lujo y abre vastas nuevas posibilidades para los clientes de la actualidad. diseño y artesanía fina.

Presentado por primera vez en 1929 a orillas del lago de Como, en el norte de Italia, el Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este es una de las ocasiones más importantes y glamorosas del calendario internacional de estilo de vida. Normalmente se lleva a cabo en mayo, el evento de 2021 se lleva a cabo del 1 al 3 de octubre de 2021, y Boat Tail se presenta al mundo, por primera vez, solo el 2 y 3 de octubre.

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BALTASAR REVOLT – the track electric revolution.

BALTASAR REVOLT

the track electric revolution.

BALTASAR has presented an innovative concept with outstanding performance. An electric supercar for the track and road legal, specifically focused on the driving experience and pleasure: the Baltasar REVOLT. Being the first of its kind, as a fully electric road legal track day car with FIA compliance and designed from scratch without compromises and not taking any existing platform as a reference, the Baltasar REVOLT is the track electric revolution. A revolution because not only it is the most radical electric car but it has unique specs that beats any combustion engined super car in terms of pure driving pleasure with its 500bhp, 1000Nm torque and only 770kg.

The company states that this car does not come to compete against any other existing car. Baltasar offers a new and exciting concept for those car lovers who look for new experiences without forgetting the finest and purest driving sensations.

The project has been developed in secret during years because the company did not want to make a public presentation of just a project of a future new brand but to present a reality surprising everybody with a completely developed and ready to market full electric super sports car.

All the technology implemented in the Baltasar Revolt, whose, even its name has been kept in secret up to the exact moment of the World Premiere, is 100% developed in house, including the sophisticated battery pack, that is one of the key systems and has been engineered in combination with the Spanish high performance battery manufacturer MILLOR BATTERY.

The company is accepting orders through its webpage Baltasar.com and all the Baltasar Revolt units will be manufactured by hand according to customer’s configurations that will ensure the exclusivity of each peace.

The founder of the company is the automotive engineer and tech entrepreneur Baltasar López.

World Premier transcription:

Hello. Thank you all for being here and welcome to the Baltasar world premiere. Today after years of secret development not only are we presenting a new car brand but we are presenting a sports car that is the first of its kind and that will represent the track electric revolution.

Since I was a child, my dream has always been developing cars, so being here today sharing with you this project is like a dream come true.

But first of all, I would like to thank all the people that made this possible, especially the team, the family, the friends, the bosses, the partners, and especially the teachers that had me thinking that impossible was possible. Thank you all.

Baltasar cars are the first track day electric supercars. cars especially conceived for having fun in the circuit, the track, but while still being road legal Cars for just having fun, having pleasure. Cars for Carpe Diem. That’s the philosophy of the company and that’s why we can find a C and D in the logo. When we started the project many years ago, in fact maybe too many years ago, the design started from scratch not using any previous platform and with new and specific technologies in mind All we had was a clean blank sheet of paper for writing down the concept requirements. For example.

With all these requirements translated into numbers, we designed this amazing car Every single component of the car that we are going to unveil in a few minutes has been specifically designed and engineered for this supersport car Looking for perfection in terms of lightness and performance. Here we are going to show you an example that we are very proud of And it’s very important in an electric vehicle. It’s the battery pack.

Design and manufactured in combination with Millor Battery It’s a 700V system. Twice the typical voltage in nowadays electric vehicles and it gives us more than 600km range and 40min in racing conditions. It only weighs 250kg and integrates Millor Battery hybrid cooling And one of the best things, it allows you to charge 100km range in only 5min. That’s quite cool and its something we are proud of. In order to fulfill the lightness requirement nearly everything in the Baltasar super sports cars is made of carbon fiber The whole bodywork, interiors, the driving seat, the steering wheel, the dash, the diffuser. But remember that Baltasar cars are not only road legal Remember that Baltasar sports cars are not only road-legal but track-focused, that’s why we also fulfilled the safety requirements stated by FIA. Integrated into the frame we can see the main roll hoop, the front roll hoop, and the side impact structures integrated into the same frame.

The driver seats here, very low, in a Formula 1 style position, and with all the safety given by the external and internal carbon fiber panels and the mandatory FIA structure. I could be hours explaining to you hundreds of details about this amazing car. For example that all the suspension components are made of aeronautical aluminium, Kevlar, and carbon fiber Or that everything is made by hand in-house. You would prefer to see the car, don’t you? Do you like the Revolt? well, wait for a second because you are going to love it. Rear-wheel drive with two independent electric motors, one for each wheel with torque vectoring. And about numbers: 500bhp, nice. 1000 Nm torque About the acceleration 0 to 100 km/h in only 2.5s That figures are very important when accelerating but what about the mass, that is the key factor when braking or cornering Take note, 770kg. Only 770kg That’s not only the best for an electric car but long better than any other combustion sports car. High power, even more torque, instantaneous acceleration, and minimum mass. That’s why this is the electric revolution.

Everything is made of carbon fiber and from here you can appreciate the clean shapes, the clean aerodynamics of the whole design In the front axle, we have this innovative system that integrates the cooling of the front brakes with this air intake and at the same time we have downforce through this Surface Also, through the interior of the lateral panels, this cold air is running to the battery pack. We also have these lateral intakes where we have the cold air up to the rest of the powertrain.

And finally, in the rear, the hot air is flowing out through these open blades, freely Also, we do have this massive and fully functional, fully carbon fiber rear diffuser for extra downforce without adding drag As you can see, all the lines, all the design is very fluid and very simple and fully functional. You like it, you love it but you want to drive it. Here you have the cockpit with all the controls, driver-orientated. First of all, to get into the car you remove the steering wheel.

Depending on your physiognomy you don’t need to remove the steering wheel but it’s always easier to get inside without it. This quick release helps a lot to do it in a fast way. We connect the 6 point racing harness and once you have everything connected. Wow! That’s amazing. Once you are here you really feel like a Formula one driver

It doesn’t mind you don’t even need to switch on anything. Just because of the driving position you know you are going to have real fun with this thing Here you have the power selector mode, from eco, practice, race, and qualifying the hardest one. On the left side, we have the selector for the regenerative braking level, from the maximum to the minimum That’s really really comfortable for having some track days.

Ok, it’s time to finish but I know you still have at least two questions. One is how much does it cost and the other one is when can you have yours The price tag is 230.000€ before taxes and you can buy it now from our website

baltasar.com

First deliveries will be during the second half of next year, That’s the Baltasar Revolt, that’s the track electric revolution. Thank you very much.

First road legal track day electric supercar

Not based in any existing platform or powertrain

Length:                      3.950 mm

Width:                        1.850 mm

Height:                       880 mm (1.110 mm considering FIA main roll hoop)

Wheelbase:               2.420 mm

Front track:               1.546 mm

Rear track:                1.603 mm

Weight:                      770 kg

Fully electric Rear wheel drive

Motors:                      Mid mounted 2 independent motors with torque vectoring

Voltage:                     700 V

Power:                       500 bhp

Torque:                     1.000 Nm

Range:                       >600 km WLTP / 40 min @ track conditions

Charging:                  100 km range in 5 minutes

Full carbon fiber prepreg body and interiors FIA compliant tubular safety cell

Aeronautical aluminum Double wishbone with adjustable anti roll bars Inboard racing dampers with 4 vias regulation Carbon fiber and Kevlar push rods Fully configurable with open set-up Advanced multifunctional aerodynamics with front integrated spoilers and rear diffuser Removable carbon fiber steering wheel with integrated controls (Driving modes: eco/Practice/Race/Qualy. Regeneration levels: 4 modes) Fully carbon fiber racing seats with F1 style driving position 6 points racing harness

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Bugatti Presents the Centodieci at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 and celebrates 30 years of the legendary Bugatti EB110

Bugatti Presents the Centodieci at Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2021 and celebrates 30 years of the legendary Bugatti EB110

With its timeless beauty, Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como has provided a residency for the aristocracy, princesses, marquises, sultans and tsars for centuries. Considered one of the most breath-taking architectural works of the sixteenth century, every year, this elegant five-star resort welcomes automotive enthusiasts from all over the globe to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Here, they can appreciate the spectacle of some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles, in both production and prototype form, ever created. This year, visitors could also enjoy Bugatti’s stunning Centodieci, which the French luxury brand was presenting in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category over the previous weekend from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October 2021.

With its timeless beauty, Villa d’Este on the shores of Lake Como has provided a residency for the aristocracy, princesses, marquises, sultans and tsars for centuries. Considered one of the most breath-taking architectural works of the sixteenth century, every year, this elegant five-star resort welcomes automotive enthusiasts from all over the globe to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Here, they can appreciate the spectacle of some of the finest automobiles and motorcycles, in both production and prototype form, ever created. This year, visitors could also enjoy Bugatti’s stunning Centodieci, which the French luxury brand was presenting in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category over the previous weekend from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Bugatti unveiled the Centodieci – which translates as 110 in Italian – during Monterey Car Week in California at the Quail in 2019 to celebrate the company’s 110th anniversary. Inspired by the legendary Bugatti EB110 of 1991 and powered by the 8.0-liter W16 engine producing 1,600PS, just 10 Centodieci units will be hand-built at Bugatti’s Molsheim Atelier and be delivered to customers next year. All ten Centodieci models had already been accounted for by customers prior to the car’s unveiling.

A Concours d’Élégance for automobiles was first held at Villa d’Este back in 1929, and Bugatti has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the event. Recent highlights have included the Bugatti La Voiture Noire taking the premiere prize in the ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ category the last time the event was held in 2019. Models from Bugatti’s illustrious past, such as the 1937 Type 57S four-seater sports tourer, the 1934 Type 59 Grand Prix car and the 1938 Type 57SC Atlantic, have all been awarded significant accolades in recent years.

This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Bugatti EB110. The groundbreaking and first supercar of its time represents the mid-period of Bugatti’s history, when Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. was based in the famous ‘Blue Factory’ in Campogalliano in Italy under the stewardship of Romano Artioli. Introduced in 1991 to mark 110 years since the birth of Ettore Bugatti in 1881, the EB110 elevated the supercar genre to a new level. It featured a revolutionary engineering package that included a carbon fiber chassis and a 3.5-litre 12-cylinder engine with five valves per cylinder and quadruple turbochargers. The transmission was also incorporated within the engine block to create more space for cabin occupants. Exemplary grip, traction and safety were delivered by four-wheel-drive, another key D.N.A. strand that remains pivotal to today’s production Bugatti models.

The historic supercar model – a blue (originally silver painted in “Grigio Chiaro metallizzato”) EB110 SuperSport – presented at Villa d’Este in the class “The Next Generation: Hypercars of the 90s” was formerly owned by Romano Artioli. The Italian entrepreneur, who relaunched Bugatti as Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. in 1987, prior to the company’s closure in 1995, has fond memories of the development of this revolutionary supercar. “While we were at the premiere of the EB110 in Paris in 1991, the engineers back at Campogalliano were urging us to return swiftly to the Blue Factory, as they were eager to begin work on the EB110 Supersport version. Everyone was focused on reducing weight and boosting power, while keeping in mind that I was ferocious that the safety characteristics of the car be upheld.”

The final result was a quite remarkable weight reduction of nearly 150kg from the original configuration, and an increase in performance from 560PS to 612PS, with the engine developed entirely in-house at Campogalliano. Immediately after the EB110 SuperSport was presented to the world’s press at Salon de l’Automobile in Geneva, the team took the car to the Nardò circuit in the South of Italy, to carry out the homologation tests.

“After a warm-up lap we set the world record with a speed of 351 km/h and an acceleration of 3.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km,” recalls Artioli proudly. And it didn’t stop there. The car also set a speed record on snow and ice at 296km/h, while a Bugatti EB110 GT powered by natural gas achieved at top speed of 344.7 km/h.

“I left my heart in my Supersport. No other car gives the same sensation of power, control and safety in every road condition as the EB110 – and with such beautiful style. I could not be more proud for “her” to be at the Concours d’Elegance in Villa D’Este.

“The Centodieci Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este is one of the jewels in the crown of the automotive season,” explains Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. President Stephan Winkelmann. “After the event was lost to the pandemic in 2020, it is even more special for Bugatti to return to the wonderful location of Villa d’Este and present our Centodieci to customers and friends of the brand from all around the globe. And of course, the event is even more exciting with the presence of the personal Bugatti EB110 Supersport “America” owned once by Romano Artioli himself. This seminal supercar represents the second period of Bugatti’s history, and gave our designers and engineers the inspiration for the Centodieci.”

The Bugatti Centodieci was presented as a static display within the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ‘Concept Cars & Prototypes’ area on Saturday 2nd October and again on Sunday 3rd October, the car also participated in the dynamic presentation parade.

 

 

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Pininfarina – Teorema Virtual Concept Car

Pininfarina – Teorema Virtual Concept Car

THE PROJECT
Enjoy the Journey

Pininfarina paves the way to the future through a futuristic and daring Virtual Concept Car, TEOREMA, completely developed by using VR technologies. An all-new interpretation of fully electric, autonomous mobility in the name of user experience and technology, studied to create a sense of community and foster interactions amongst passengers and the outdoor environment.

Pininfarina has always looked to the future using concept cars as an innovation tool to chart the direction and introduce new visions in terms of usability and technology in the automotive industry. TEOREMA, in particular, wants to give people back the pleasure of living the car, driving and travelling, without the frustrations of increased congestion and other compromises, all while integrating AI, 5G and the latest technology to drive passengers towards new incredible experiences along the journey.

Kevin Rice
Chief Creative Officer

THE WAY
Shaping Design with the Language of Experience
Entering the TEOREMA is not much different than entering a living room. As the passenger walks in, the rear opens, the roof extends upwards and forward, and the floor lights up guiding passengers to their seats. The car interiors provide different experiences and moments including areas of privacy where passengers can isolate themselves to sleep or rest.

Autonomous Drive to Reinvent the Car Experience

TEOREMA can easily switch across different driving modes according to passengers’ preferences and different driving situations:

AUTONOMY MODE: the vehicle is completely autonomous so actually needs no driver. In this mode the driver faces the other four passengers, leaving enough distance between each other to give everyone the feeling of having their own private cocoon.

 

DRIVE MODE: in this mode there is a community feeling and everything that happens in the motion of the vehicle is shared. The different areas of the interiors become of the same color, providing a subconscious connection holding all the occupants to a shared experience.

REST MODE: when the car is in rest mode, the whole interior becomes a social space where people can move to any position they want. The internal environment and the smart seats automatically changes to allow people to socialize or lounge back.

THE IDEA

A New Paradigm in User Experience Enabled by Innovative Technologies WayRay for True Augmented Reality

Crisp and vivid virtual images with unprecedented color depth are aligned with the real world and allow passengers to be informed about the relevant traffic information, the places of interest and curiosities. They appear behind the car’s windshield and side glasses. Passengers also have a possibility to interact with the information displayed in order to learn more or share it with other people onboard.

Continental Engineering Services for Smart Surfaces and Intelligent Glass

Continental’s competences on Smart Surfaces and Intelligent Glass provides TEOREMA with important features in terms of both user experience and safety. Pop-up buttons are hidden under the car’s interior surfaces and only emerge when the driver passes his hand over them. Each button has a slightly different shape, allowing the driver to easily recognize them without taking the eyes off the road. The use of Smart Glass in the rear part of the car allows passengers to enjoy their privacy and to regulate the light that enters from the outside, giving then the possibility, also thanks to the foldable flat seats, to create a comfortable cocoon in which to rest.

Poltrona Frau for Seats

The seats were designed together with Poltrona Frau to ensure maximum relaxation and to allow passengers to stretch out and dose off. The seats of TEOREMA are able to fold down flat, turning into a bench or a cot providing for the possibility either to face each other, in a moment of conviviality, or to lie down, during a more intimate time.

BENTELER for the Rolling Chassis

TEOREMA is based on a platform solution built on the BENTELER Electric Drive System (BEDS). This is a very efficient solution and an enabler for setting up new electric vehicles very fast, with reduced complexity and high quality, thanks to its scalable and modular design. With its low construction the Rolling Chassis allows the car to have space on its inside and still keep a relatively low height.

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Goodwood Revival 17 – 19 September 2021

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Audi skysphere concept – The future is wide open 2021

Audi skysphere concept (2021)

Audi has unveiled the first member of a new family of concept vehicles, a spectacular roadster. Audi skysphere concept is the name of the electric-powered, two-door convertible whose lines lead directly to the Audi design of tomorrow. With it, the brand is illustrating its vision for the progressive luxury segment of the future, in which the interior becomes an interactive space and the vehicle a platform for captivating experiences. This is being made possible thanks to autonomous driving, a revolutionary redesign of the interior, and a seamless digital ecosystem.

BMW Black Vermilion
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BMW X5 Edition Black Vermilion Combine a high level of comfort and luxury

Individual aura, impressive presence: BMW X5 and BMW X6 limited editions Black Vermilion plus BMW X7 limited edition in Frozen Black metallic.

BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7 combine a high level of comfort and luxury, supreme performance and pronounced dynamic handling capabilities with an equally dynamic, elegant and unmistakably distinctive design. New highlights are the BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions featuring exclusive equipment details. The BMW X7 edition in Frozen Black metallic combines impressive options into an exclusive package.

Munich. As spearheads of the BMW X model range, the BMW X5, BMW X6 and BMW X7 impress with a high level of comfort and luxury, supreme performance and pronounced dynamic handling capabilities. The two Sports Activity Vehicles (SAV) and the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) combine these attributes with an equally dynamic, elegant and unmistakably distinctive design. New highlights are the BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions featuring exclusive equipment details. The BMW X7 edition in Frozen Black metallic combines impressive options into an exclusive package.

In 2020 alone and with almost 250,000 units sold worldwide, the SAV/SAC trio from Spartanburg, USA, contributed decisively towards the success of the BMW brand. Around every eighth newly delivered BMW model was a BMW X5, X6 or X7.

All three edition models go on sale with all engines available for each of their original models. They can be ordered with immediate effect, with the market launch beginning in August 2021. Prices in Germany start at 93,200 Euros for the BMW X5 Black Vermilion, 100,700 Euros for the BMW X6 Black Vermilion and 108,700 Euros for the BMW X7 in Frozen Black metallic (each including 19% sales tax).

Particularly striking: BMW X5 and X6 Black Vermilion edition.
The central focus of the Black Vermilion edition is the interplay between the colours black and red. For example, the BMW double kidney grille with model-specific red bars creates an effective contrast to the BMW Individual special paint finish Frozen Black metallic. On the BMW X6 Black Vermilion this visual highlight is expressed in a particularly impressive way in combination with its kidney grille Iconic Glow. The M headlights Shadow Line with BMW laser light, including accented lighting with blue X signature, complete the distinctive look of the front end. Moreover, on the exterior, the M Sport Package emphasises the dynamic character of the BMW X5 and X6 Black Vermilion editions. It comprises, among other things, specific front and rear aprons as well as the M high-gloss Shadow Line with extended options. Behind the Orbit Grey matt, 22-inch, double-spoke 742 M light alloy wheels with mixed tyres designed exclusively for these edition models, red high-gloss M Sport brake callipers stand out as a striking visual highlight.

In the interior of the BMW X5 and BMW X6 Black Vermilion editions the M Alcantara Anthracite roof liner provides for an exceptionally sophisticated ambience. A finely crafted Edition logo on the cupholder cover in BMW Individual black piano finish emphasises the limited model’s exclusiveness. The glass application Crafted Clarity on the iDrive Controller, the automatic gear selector and Start/Stop button, as well as the BMW Individual precious wood interior trim Fineline Black with aluminium inlays provide additional sophisticated accents. Driver and front seat passenger travel in comfort seats offering a multitude of adjustment options. The BMW Individual full leather trim Merino Black is additionally enhanced by edition-specific red contrast stitching for both the driver’s seat and front passenger seat. Inside the BMW X5 Black Vermilion, the red accents are also to be found on the rear seats. Likewise, the edging on both the front and rear floor mats is finished in red. Sun-protective glass with more deeply tinted rear windows beyond the B-pillar enhances passenger privacy whilst blending in harmoniously with the sporty and dynamic exterior design.

BMW X7 edition in Frozen Black metallic – individual and expressive.
Like the Black Vermilion editions, the new BMW X7 edition also has the BMW Individual special paint finish Frozen Black metallic, dispensing, however, with details in contrasting colour. The BMW M Sport brake callipers of the edition-specific, 22-inch BMW Individual Y-spoke 758 I alloy wheels in Orbit Grey matt are finished in high gloss black. Combined with the M Sport Package and the M High Gloss Shadow Line with extended options, it is this colour restraint in particular that make the 5.15-metre long and over 2-metre wide seven-seater look even more impressive. The interior of the BMW X7 edition in Frozen Black metallic provides for an elegantly discreet atmosphere thanks to the M Alcantara Anthracite roof liner, the glass application Crafted Clarity and sun-protection glass.

CO2 EMISSIONS & CONSUMPTION.

BMW X5:
Combined fuel consumption: 12.3–1.2 l/100 km (WLTP), 10.9–1,6 l/100 km (NEDC); CO2: 281–27 g/km (WLTP), 251–37 g/km (NEFZ).

BMW X6:
Combined fuel consumption: 12.0–6.6 l/100 km (WLTP), 10.8–5,7 l/100 km (NEDC); CO2: 275–172 g/km (WLTP), 249–149 g/km (NEFZ).

BMW X7:
Combined fuel consumption: 12.8–7.7 l/100 km (WLTP), 11.2–6,4 l/100 km (NEDC); CO2: 292–202 g/km (WLTP), 258–167 g/km (NEFZ).

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