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Exclusive edition for the Mercedes-AMG E-Class
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Exclusive edition for the Mercedes-AMG E-Class

Exclusive edition for the Mercedes-AMG E-Class

Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ Final Edition as Saloon and Estate

Affalterbach.  With the particularly extensively equipped special model E 63 S 4MATIC+ Final Edition as a Saloon (fuel consumption combined 12.3-11.9 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 281-270 g/km)and Estate (fuel consumption combined 12.6-12.1 l/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 286-276 g/km), Mercedes‑AMG bids farewell to the successful W/S 213 performance model series. It set new standards with its 450 kW (612 hp) 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine and fully variable all-wheel drive including Drift Mode. The refined appearance and extensive standard equipment make the Final Edition a unique combination of performance and luxury.

The Final Edition is available exclusively in matt graphite grey magno paint. 20-inch AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design, aerodynamically optimised, high-sheen black with gloss-tinted clearcoat, emphasise the special status, as do the AMG emblem on the C-pillar and the foiling on the sides of the car.

Added to this is the AMG Night Package. It includes numerous exterior elements in high-gloss black: the front splitter of the AMG front apron, the inserts of the AMG side sill panels, the trim element in the front wings, the beltline trim strips and window surrounds, the outside mirror housings and the trim strip of the AMG rear apron. Also included in the package is heat-insulating dark tinted glass from the B-pillar. Two trapezoidal, black chrome twin tailpipe trims form the matching finish at the rear. Carbon Packages I and II can be ordered as options.

The ambient lighting projects the AMG brand logo in LED technology next to the open side doors. This not only appeals to the emotions, but also stages an attractive highlight in dark surroundings. In addition, getting in and out is also more comfortable and safer with the extra light.

The one-off character continues inside. The AMG Performance Seat Package High-End leaves nothing to be desired. With the AMG Performance seats, it offers perfect lateral support for dynamic driving manoeuvres – combined with aesthetics and comfort: all seat positions, including the seat cushions, can be electrically adjusted to perfectly suit the driver’s physique. The integrated seat heating ensures a comfortable driving experience as quickly as possible, even in cool temperatures. And the upholstery in fine AMG nappa leather titanium grey pearl/black with yellow contrasting stitching emphasises the sporty character. The instrument panel and beltline trim in high-quality nappa leather lend the interior even more exclusivity.

The AMG Performance steering wheel in black nappa leather/microfibre DINAMICA offers perfect grip for precise steering. The yellow contrasting stitching matches the colour of the upholstery. The flattened shape characteristic of AMG comes from motorsport and reinforces the sportiness of the cockpit. Ergonomically positioned touch control panels give intuitive operating comfort and promote focused driving. The standard AMG steering wheel buttons allow fast and unerring operation of specific dynamic driving functions such as the drive programs.

Collectors’ items limited to 999 copies

The AMG trim elements in carbon also include the centre console and lend the Final Edition the hallmark motorsport touch. The centre console also features the “AMG FINAL EDITION” badge with the designated “1 of 999” limitation. The black AMG brushed stainless steel door sill trims impress with exclusive yellow illuminated “AMG” lettering that enhances every entry and exit. The robust stainless steel panels are not only beautiful to look at, they also protect against damage to the door sills panels. The elegant black floor mats with AMG lettering and yellow contrasting stitching blend harmoniously with the interior design and effectively protect the footwell from dirt.

To protect the valuable vehicle from dust in the garage, every customer also receives a customised AMG Indoor Car Cover with “AMG E 63 S FINAL EDITION” lettering in the matching colour.

Further information about https://www.mercedes-amg.com/ is available at https://www.mercedes-amg.com/.

Mercedes-Benz AG at a glance
Mercedes‑Benz AG is responsible for the global business of Mercedes‑Benz Cars and Mercedes‑Benz Vans, with around 172,000 employees worldwide. Ola Källenius is Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes‑Benz AG. The company focuses on the development, production and sales of passenger cars, vans and vehicle-related services. Furthermore, the company aspires to be the leader in the fields of electric mobility and vehicle software. The product portfolio comprises the Mercedes‑Benz brand with the brands of Mercedes‑AMG, Mercedes‑Maybach, Mercedes‑EQ, G‑Class as well as products of the smart brand. The Mercedes me brand offers access to the digital services from Mercedes‑Benz. Mercedes‑Benz AG is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of luxury passenger cars. In 2021 it sold around 1.9 million passenger cars and nearly 386,200 vans. In its two business segments, Mercedes‑Benz AG is continually expanding its worldwide production network with around 35 production sites on four continents, while gearing itself to meet the requirements of electric mobility. At the same time, the company is constructing and extending its global battery production network on three continents. As sustainability is the guiding principle of the Mercedes‑Benz strategy and for the company itself, this means creating lasting value for all stakeholders: for customers, employees, investors, business partners and society as a whole. The basis for this is the sustainable business strategy of the Mercedes‑Benz Group. The company thus takes responsibility for the economic, ecological and social effects of its business activities and looks at the entire value chain.

The figures shown are the WLTP CO2 figures measured according to Article 2 No. 3 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1153. The fuel consumption figures were calculated on the basis of these figures.

Lucid Announces New Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance Model with 1,050 Horsepower
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Lucid Air Grand Touring Has Arrived | Lucid Air | Lucid Motors

Lucid anuncia el nuevo modelo Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance con 1050 caballos de fuerza

  • Las entregas a clientes de Lucid Air Grand Touring ya están en curso; las entregas del nuevo modelo Grand Touring Performance comienzan en junio de 2022
  • El nuevo Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance ofrece 1050 caballos de fuerza, acelera de 0 a 60 mph en 2,6 segundos
  • Lucid Air Grand Touring con 819 caballos de fuerza, superando una estimación anterior de 800, acelera de 0 a 60 mph en 3.0 segundos
  • Con una autonomía estimada por la EPA de hasta 516 millas, o 4,6 millas de autonomía por kilovatio hora, Lucid Air Grand Touring lidera toda la industria de vehículos eléctricos en eficiencia.

NEWARK, CA — 2022  —  Lucid Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: LCID), que establece nuevos estándares con el automóvil eléctrico de mayor autonomía y carga más rápida del mercado, anunció hoy que ha comenzado las entregas a clientes de Lucid Air Grand Touring y que presentará una nueva versión de Lucid Air, Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance.

Presentamos el Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance
Al Lucid Air Grand Touring pronto se unirá una nueva y emocionante versión del Air: el Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance. Con 1,050 caballos de fuerza, el Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance de dos motores es el vehículo eléctrico más poderoso actualmente disponible en América del Norte, y con un rango de manejo estimado por la EPA de 446 millas, aún más que los vehículos eléctricos de cualquier otra marca, no t compromiso. Dos de los motores eléctricos patentados de Lucid, uno en cada eje, impulsan el Air Grand Touring Performance de 0 a 60 millas por hora en solo 2,6 segundos. Tendrá un MSRP de $ 179,000 y las entregas a los clientes en los EE. UU. están programadas para comenzar en junio de 2022. En Canadá, el Air Grand Touring Performance tendrá un precio de $ 242,000 CAD (antes de impuestos), con entregas a partir de agosto de 2022.

“Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance responde a la fuerte demanda que seguimos viendo de versiones de mayor rendimiento de Lucid Air”, dijo Peter Rawlinson, director ejecutivo y director de tecnología de Lucid Group. “La notable velocidad con la que podemos concebir y llevar este modelo al mercado es posible solo gracias al alto grado de integración vertical de Lucid y la producción interna de nuestra tecnología patentada de paquete de batería y tren motriz EV.

Las entregas a los clientes ya han comenzado para Grand Touring
El lanzamiento minorista de la gama de modelos Lucid Air Grand Touring significa un hito importante en el crecimiento de Lucid, ya que es la primera serie de producción que se presenta después de Lucid Air Dream Edition, limitada a 520 unidades. unidades.

“Lucid Air Grand Touring personifica la promesa de la marca Lucid: un triunvirato de rango y eficiencia líderes en la industria, dinámica de conducción estelar y lujoso espacio interior”, dijo Peter Rawlinson, CEO y CTO de Lucid Group. “Esta fusión inigualable de atributos es el producto de la innovadora tecnología interna de Lucid, ejemplificada por nuestras unidades de disco miniaturizadas con una densidad de energía inigualable y una batería de 900 V+ y una arquitectura de energía probadas en carreras”.

Características
Tanto el Air Grand Touring como el Air Grand Touring Performance están completamente equipados para brindar una experiencia de clase mundial para conductores y pasajeros.

El equipo estándar para ambos modelos incluye:

  • Toldo de vidrio que se extiende desde el parabrisas hasta el techo
  • Lucid UX elegante e intuitivo   con Glass Cockpit flotante de 34 pulgadas y resolución 5K
  • Amplia capacidad de actualización de software inalámbrica
  • DreamDrive Pro , el sistema avanzado de asistencia al conductor de Lucid, con más de 30 funciones y hardware preparado para el futuro, incluido el primer LIDAR automotriz en América del Norte
  • Sistema de audio inmersivo Surreal Sound de 21 bocinas con  compatibilidad con Dolby Atmos
  • Faros delanteros LED inteligentes de matriz de microlentes, un sistema de estado sólido desarrollado internamente por Lucid
  • Asientos delanteros calefaccionados y ventilados con masaje
  • Puertas de cierre suave, baúl de apertura/cierre eléctrico y frunk
  • Sistema de carga ultrarrápido de  900 V+ , que permite a los usuarios sumar hasta 300 millas en 21 minutos con un cargador rápido de CC de 350 kW, como se demostró en pruebas de medios independientes recientes

Colores exteriores y ruedas
El Air Grand Touring y el Grand Touring Performance se ofrecen en una paleta de colores exteriores cuidadosamente seleccionados: Stellar White, Infinite Black, Cosmos Silver, Quantum Grey y Zenith Red.

Ambas versiones Grand Touring vienen de serie con ruedas de 21 pulgadas y neumáticos Pirelli especialmente desarrollados para Lucid. El Grand Touring Performance presenta un nuevo diseño de rueda para Lucid, una rueda Aero Sport de 21 pulgadas. El Air Grand Touring también está disponible con llantas de la gama Aero de 19 pulgadas con neumáticos para todas las estaciones.

Temas interiores inspirados en California
El Air Grand Touring y el Air Grand Touring Performance están disponibles con cuatro temas interiores, cada uno de los cuales evoca una sensación de lugar en la casa de diseño de Lucid en California:

Santa Cruz
Inspirándose en el sol del mediodía en Santa Cruz, este hermoso contraste de luz y oscuridad presenta cuero Nappa Full-Grain en Lucid Black y Ceramic con detalles en North American Walnut e inserciones en Alcantara.

Tahoe
Inspirándose en los dramáticos tonos dorados y anaranjados cuando el sol se pone detrás del lago y las montañas de Tahoe, este interior cuenta con Nappa plena flor y cuero flor natural de primera calidad en Lucid Black y el sillín con detalles en roble carbón.

Mojave
Inspirado en el rico telón de fondo de la noche oscura del desierto, el Mojave presenta cuero Nappa de grano completo y de grano natural premium en Lucid Black y Graphite con detalles en Carbon Oak.

Mojave PurLuxe  (Disponibilidad posterior)
Alternativa de cuero PurLuxe en Lucid Black y Graphite con detalles en Carbon Oak e inserciones en Alcantara.

Acerca de Lucid Group 
La misión de Lucid es inspirar la adopción de energía sostenible mediante la creación de tecnologías avanzadas y los vehículos eléctricos de lujo más cautivadores centrados en la experiencia humana. El primer automóvil de la compañía, Lucid Air, es un sedán de lujo de última generación con un diseño inspirado en California que presenta un lujoso espacio interior de tamaño completo en un espacio exterior de tamaño mediano. Respaldado por tecnología de batería probada en carreras y trenes motrices patentados desarrollados completamente internamente, Lucid Air fue nombrado MotorTrend Car of the Year® 2022. Las entregas a los clientes de Lucid Air, que se produce en la nueva fábrica de Lucid en Casa Grande, Arizona, están en marcha.

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McLaren Customer Racing takes track performance to a new level with the 720S GT3X

McLaren Customer Racing takes track performance to a new level with the 720S GT3X

  • 720S GT3X developed by McLaren Customer Racing for track use only, without restriction of motorsport regulations
  • Based on 720S GT3 race car, but not homologated for racing
  • Hand-built, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 develops up to 750PS

McLaren Customer Racing has confirmed that an unrestricted version of its 720S GT3 race car, the 720S GT3X, is available to order through the McLaren Motorsport Retailer Network. Designed and developed in-house by the motorsport arm of McLaren Automotive, the GT3X is for track use only but is not homologated for any racing class or championship. Without the need to comply with competition regulations, increased levels of power and performance have allowed McLaren Customer Racing to further exploit the chassis and aerodynamic characteristics of its latest-specification, race-winning 720S GT3 to optimise circuit driving enjoyment.

Pioneering in the field of lightweight and safety in motorsport, McLaren introduced the first all-carbon fibre chassis to Formula 1 in 1981 with the McLaren MP4/1. Since then, carbon fibre has been at the core of every McLaren and the 720S GT3X features the MonoCage II chassis that provides a strong, light and safe environment for its occupants.

Performance comes from a hand-built 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged engine, optimised to combine features from the 720S road car and the 720S GT3 race car.  Coupled to a six-speed sequential motorsport transmission, a unique version of the M840T engine features a blueprinted cylinder head, strengthened pistons, ‘Diamond Like Carbon’ (DLC) coating and a lightweight performance exhaust system. The track-focused components and systems deliver the same 720PS (710bhp) as the road car, with a further 30PS (30bhp) boost function available to the driver through a steering wheel-mounted ‘push-to-pass’ button.

The lightweight 720S GT3X tips the scales at just 1,210kg (2,668lbs) and displays the extreme weight-saving efforts that have been taken into consideration to remove all non-essential or luxury items where possible, leaving the driver with just what they need to extract the best performance. Each of these measures combine to give the 720S GT3X a power-to-weight ratio of 620PS*-per-tonne.

The development programme has seen a focus on pure engineering, innovative aerodynamics and efficient design, with thousands of track kilometres covered across Europe and the Middle East. Freed from sporting regulations, the 720S GT3X is a performance-optimised version of the already-bespoke GT3 race car, with the bodywork’s flowing lines developed using ‘Computational Fluid Dynamics’ (CFD) and Formula 1 wind tunnel technology. The aerodynamically sculpted shape is hand-finished in metallic MSO Carbon Black paint. A refined pinstripe in heritage McLaren Orange – a nod to the historic race-winning McLaren Formula 1 cars of the 1960s – accentuates the lower edges of the ground-hugging body shape and the outer rim of the gloss black centre-locking wheel rims, while an ‘X’ graphic stretches across the upper canopy.

The stripped-out cabin features extensive use of lightweight carbon fibre and is designed around outright track performance and functionality. A carbon fibre and Kevlar FIA-approved race seat hugs the driver, while the pedal box and steering wheel adjust to ensure the perfect driving position. The ergonomically-designed race steering wheel is fitted with all key functions via intuitive rotary switches and buttons meaning everything is at the driver’s fingertips. Thrill-seeking friends can also experience the speeds and exhilaration of being on a track as the interior of the 720S GT3X has been designed to accommodate a fully safety-compliant race seat on the passenger side of the cabin, complete with six-point race harness. Modifications over the race car include a revised design to the roll-cage to accommodate a passenger without compromising on safety and enhanced crash structures around the occupant safety cell.

In addition to delivering a new type of performance on the track, the 720S GT3X delivers a new level of ownership experience. As part of the purchase and ownership package, McLaren Automotive can provide dedicated technical track support for each owner. This programme is carried out by the customer support engineers from the in-house McLaren Customer Racing division – the team that has designed and developed the model alongside the 720S GT3 global customer race program.

Due to GT3 balance of performance requirements, the 720S GT3 car has to run with a considerably reduced power output than the road-going 720S Spider and Coupe variants. The brief for the GT3X project was to unleash the full potential of the 720S GT3 car using a massively increased power output to fully exploit the aerodynamics and chassis dynamics of the car. Additionally, the car is now able to carry passengers for the first time, thanks to the re-design of a new bespoke roll-cage and passenger seat installation. Brake cooling has also been improved to cope with the additional demands of increased speed and the mass of a passenger.

The 720S GT3X now offers a unique opportunity to experience a fully-fledged GT3 car. The lap time is significantly reduced from the GT3 benchmark through both the huge standard power increase and the additional 30bhp from the push-to-pass button. The end result is a car that offers a truly unique experience.”
Ian Morgan, Director, McLaren Customer Racing

The 720S GT3X is available to order now from the 11 official McLaren Motorsport Retailers worldwide: McLaren Glasgow, McLaren Zurich, McLaren Frankfurt, McLaren Beverly Hills, McLaren Houston, McLaren Newport Beach, McLaren Philadelphia, McLaren San Francisco, McLaren Toronto, McLaren Auckland and McLaren Melbourne. Each retailer can also offer technical and servicing support for the track-only model.

Rob Bell, McLaren Factory Driver, demonstrates the capabilities of the McLaren 720S GT3X on the Portimao Circuit,

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McLaren Automotive has enjoyed significant success with its range of pioneering sports and supercars since the start of production in 2011. Alongside its road-focused models, the company has been winning races with motorsport derivatives of key models since 2012. Based on the highly-accomplished 720S road car, the 720S GT3 debuted in 2019 with private race teams competing at the highest level – and proved immediately successful. In fact, in its first race, the 720S GT3 took pole position and went on to score its first ever race win against a field of world-class opposition, proving that McLaren had designed and developed another race-winner.

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car – the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™. In 2016, it announced a new hybrid hyper-GT would be engineering, confirming this next Ultimate Series car as the Speedtail in 2018.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider, the new GT and the track-only McLaren Senna GTR. It also unveiled the 620R and McLaren Elva before launching the 765LT the following year.

Most recently, the company unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura.

The Artura is the first McLaren to benefit from the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England using world-first process and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.

McLaren Automotive also chooses to partner with like-minded world-leading companies and organisations who push the boundaries in their respective fields. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Gulf, Pirelli,  Richard Mille and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.

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ASPENX Prada, una colección de edición limitada de alto rendimiento de esquí

ASPENX Prada, una colección de edición limitada de alto rendimiento de esquí

Presentamos ASPENX Prada, una colección de edición limitada de ropa de alto rendimiento de esquí inspirada en la vibrante energía y atmósfera de Aspen. Diseñada por Prada con los profesionales del esquí de Aspen y la artista Paula Crown, la colección ASPENX Prada se compone de una cuidada selección de ropa de mujer y de hombre destinada a optimizar el rendimiento, la comodidad y el estilo en la nieve.

Dirigida a una comunidad de creativos, atletas y conocedores de la moda por igual, la línea de alto rendimiento combina armoniosamente la excelencia técnica de Aspen con la elegancia inherente y la artesanía de clase mundial de Prada para crear un conjunto que hace declaraciones construido para el máximo movimiento y movilidad. El gráfico característico, una imagen de barras rojas, blancas y negras, fue diseñado por Paula Crown para una apariencia ultramoderna y llamativa.

Dirigida a una comunidad de creativos, atletas y conocedores de la moda por igual, la línea de alto rendimiento combina armoniosamente la excelencia técnica de Aspen con la artesanía de clase mundial de Prada; el resultado es un conjunto que hace declaraciones construido para el máximo movimiento y movilidad.

“Más que una colección de moda, esta colaboración es una representación física del espíritu único de Aspen justo antes del 75 aniversario del destino. Construida para una exploración desinhibida, la cápsula complementa la visión fundacional de ASPENX de nuevas posibilidades, y yo Estoy más que contento de trabajar con una casa tan venerada como Prada en esta ocasión trascendental “.

Los dos estilos de ropa de abrigo de la colección, la chaqueta Extreme-Tex y la chaqueta de esquí Extreme-Tex, cuentan con un aislamiento óptimo y capacidades impermeables logradas a través de su tejido héroe, Extreme-Tex, un tejido de tres capas investigado y desarrollado exclusivamente por Prada, así como Graphene ® acolchado diseñado para regular la temperatura corporal.

La colección ASPENX Prada de edición limitada estará disponible exclusivamente para la venta en https://aspenx.com/ a partir del 15 de diciembre y en la tienda ASPENX que abrirá próximamente en Aspen’s Gondola Plaza a partir del 20 de diciembre.

Czinger unveils groundbreaking 21C production specification vehicle

Czinger unveils groundbreaking 21C production specification vehicle


Exclusive Performance Car Uses Innovative Design And Manufacturing Technologies

Czinger, the trailblazing company that uses an in-house invented Human-AI production system to build state-of-the-art high-performance vehicles, unveiled today its final production spec 21C hypercar. The 21C expresses the apex of Human-AI creativity.

The Czinger 21C, the first model in a series of exclusive performance vehicles – production will be limited to 80 cars – was created in part using additive manufacturing technologies. Each component manufactured using this technology is computationally engineered using AI, optimized for weight and performance, and is beautifully finished by hand. Czinger’s proprietary manufacturing technologies, in-house developed powertrain, and iconic design will guide its future family of vehicles.

This new hypercar showcases significant updates since its first public introduction in March 2020 ahead of the cancelled Geneva International Motor Show, including an updated width of 2050 mm. With 1250 hp and a dry weight under 1240 kg, the 21C achieves a true 1:1 power-to- weight ratio. It also features all-wheel drive with a strong hybrid powertrain that includes:

  • An in-house developed 2.88-liter, flat crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle
  • Two high output electric motors, each powering a front wheel with torque vectoring
  • An ultra-light, sequential seven-speed automated manual transmission gearbox
  • Total output of 1250hp redlining at 11,000 rpm (A 100hp upgrade is offered providing 1350 hp)
  • The 21C V8 is designed to use a range of fuels, including carbon recycled methanol and other e-fuels, so it can be run as a zero emission vehicle

The 21C’s hybrid powertrain uses the world’s most power dense production IC engine as its foundation. It is a 2.88 liter, flat-plane crank V8 with twin turbos located mid-vehicle. The V8 is coupled with an 800V electric drive and regen system. An e-motor drives each front wheel and the batteries are charged during operation both through regenerative braking and a Motor Generator Unit (MGU) using a gear drive that is attached to the IC engine. The total strong hybrid system delivers a peak output of 1250hp (1233bhp).

The hypercar has a top speed up to 281 mph in optional low drag vmax configuration. Putting the driver and passenger in the center position for ultimate weight distribution, aero and driver engagement, its quarter mile time is 8.1 seconds, and it goes 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 1.9 seconds; 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) to 0 in 13.8 seconds and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) to 0 in 27.1 seconds; 0 to 186 mph (300 kph) in 8.5 seconds; and 0 to 248 mph (400 kph) in 21.3 seconds. It has a >3:1 Lift / Drag Ratio with 615 kg downforce @ 100mph and 2,500 kg @ 200mph (high downforce configuration).

The hypercar is designed, built, and manufactured in Los Angeles using cutting-edge technology tools that are integrated into a patented production system. This system includes automated AI based design and optimization software, patented additive manufacturing driven processes, high accuracy automated assembly and novel performance materials. This revolutionary technology enables Czinger’s design and engineering team to unlock performance and styling not before seen in the automotive industry.

Computationally engineered, printed and assembled, each component is at the frontier of theoretical performance. For example, the front upper control arm is hollow with internal structures allowing it to achieve significant mass savings compared to a traditional tooled variant, thereby greatly reducing un-sprung mass and further driving the 21C’s dominating performance.

The 21C is highly customizable both from a specification and individual personalization perspective. Presented in two fully homologated specifications, a lightweight high downforce configuration and a low drag configuration, both cars are powered by Czinger’s in-house powertrain and display its iconic design language and in-line seating architecture.

Czinger first unveiled its groundbreaking 21C in 2020 and confirmed that its halo hypercar is just the start of a family of exclusive performance vehicles created for the 21st century – all using the company’s in-house developed design and manufacturing technology and proprietary drivetrain.

For media information on the brand, 21C and interviews with the Czinger executive team, and new images of the production specification 21C please use media.czinger.com or contact us.

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2021 Lexus LC 500 inspiration series performance luxury takes flight

2021 LEXUS LC 500 INSPIRATION SERIES: PERFORMANCE LUXURY TAKES FLIGHT

  • 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series limited to 100 units, unique serialized badge included
  • Carbon-fiber rear spoiler inspired by air racing

  • Features include carbon-fiber roof, 21-inch black forged wheels
  • Performance enhanced with limited slip differential, rear performance rod with damper
  • Unique black Alcantara-trimmed sport seats with Saddle Tan accents and seat belts

PLANO, Texas (January 12, 2021) – The Lexus LC 500 needs no formal introduction. It greets all encounters with a growl from its powerful 471-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 engine. Its artfully chiseled lines and refined curvature marry luxury and performance in a way that only Lexus can. The new 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series takes the grand-touring coupe to the next level with an aviation-inspired design that will land in dealerships later this winter.

Inspiration Takes Flight

The new LC 500 Inspiration Series, the fifth on the LC platform, takes cue from a partnership between air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya and Lexus engineers. The Lexus team worked on ways to create efficiencies for Muroya’s aircraft for everything from the grip design of the control column to maximizing aerodynamics efficiencies using testing data learned on Lexus automobiles. The partnership ultimately assisted Muroya on his path to winning the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championships.

With some of the same engineers who built the Lexus LFA supercar on board, Lexus took a unique approach to the aerodynamic efficiencies of Muroya’s airplane by turning a preconceived concept on its head – literally. They found that taking an airplane wing and flipping it upside down created vortices that improved maneuverability and efficiency at the wingtips. After the team was able to prove their theory on Muroya’s aircraft through testing and competition success, the Lexus team then aimed to employ that knowledge onto the LC by creating an automotive wing prototype built from aluminum. The team knew the final version, which would span nearly six feet in width, would need to be light, durable and warp resistant. Carbon-fiber, the same material employed on Muroya’s aircraft, seemed like the appropriate material. Yet creating a carbon-fiber wing that large, much of which would be done by hand, would be a great challenge – but it’s one the engineers took head-on.

In the end, the engineering team created an exquisite carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) spoiler that meets the demanding production quality expected of Lexus vehicles. The wing serves as the defining attribute of the new LC Inspiration Series, following the trailing edge arc of the trunk and uniquely defined with two downturned winglets on either end. The winglets, of course, are fully functional and create a vertical vortex that helps smooth out the turbulence generated from airflow along the car’s flanks.

Limited Engagement

The 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series certainly has an interesting backstory, but its aerial inspiration is only part of the narrative. With only 100 units available, the latest Inspiration Series is a limited edition of the highest order.

Standing apart from the standard LC 500, a magnificent vehicle in its own right, the 2021 Inspiration Series is accented with a combination of features not found on any other LC package. The limited-edition vehicle is offered in one exterior color, the superbly dark Obsidian, which is paired with bold and beautiful 21-inch black forged-alloy wheels that fill out the wheel wells. An eye-catching carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) roof is standard, and it proves to be the perfect complement to the carbon-fiber rear air wing spoiler.

The LC 500 Inspiration Series also gains some additional enhancements in driving performance thanks to the Torsen limited slip differential. The high-capacity torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential efficiently distributes engine power to the rear axle, helping to optimize traction, handling and control in a variety of conditions. The standard Yamaha rear performance rod with damper, an available option on other LC models, provides added rigidity to the suspension package.

Stepping inside, the serialized badge on the center console immediately identifies the limited nature of the vehicle and its sequence of the 100 produced. The cabin is adorned with black Alcantara-trimmed sport seats that feature elegant Saddle Tan accents and seat belts. The steering wheel and shift lever are also accented in black Alcantara trim. A carbon-fiber scuff plate accents the door, and once inside driver and passengers can bask in the sound of the standard Mark Levinson 13-speaker 915-watt Reference Surround Sound Audio system.

The LC Inspiration Series also comes standard with a large color Head-Up Display (HUD) that projects a range of information onto the bottom of the windshield glass. Relevant information can be displayed to the driver without taking their focus from the road such as: road speed, gear, engine speed; turn-by-turn directions; Dynamic Radar Cruise Control status; Pre-Collision System; Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Alert; master warning indicator; information icons; clearance sonar.

Standard on the Inspiration Series is the SmartAccess Card Key, which operates all of the same SmartAccess systems as a key fob without the manual button operation. Users can simply place the Card Key on their person and use the SmartAccess system to unlock/lock the doors by grasping the outside door handle and start the vehicle once inside. Each SmartAccess Card Key also comes equipped with a backup mechanical key to unlock the doors in the event the battery is depleted.

Key Evolutions for 2021

The LC 500 Inspiration Series benefits from the same updates to the standard LC 500 for 2021. Lexus engineers were able to trim 22 pounds of unsprung weight from the vehicle, which is highlighted by the use of aluminum lower suspension arms, lighter suspension stabilizers with a hollow design and revised diameter, new high-strength coil spring material, and lighter 21-inch rear wheels.

With unsprung weight reduced, the LC’s suspension was refined to provide a smoother, softer stroke for an enhanced connection to the road. This was accomplished with adjustments to the electronic absorber controls of the front suspension to increase the length of the stroke. Engineers then optimized the bound stopper rigidity to help create a smoother overall suspension stroke. Rear stabilizer rigidity was enhanced to aid front turn-in ability to provide more linear steering input.

Vehicle control at mid- to high-speed ranges are enhanced thanks to the 2021 LC’s Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system gaining Active Cornering Assist (ACA). This system helps with cornering by providing brake control to the inner wheels based on G-force and lateral acceleration demands during spirited driving.

High Performance

Upon startup, thundering through the variable Active Exhaust, the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 issues a full-throated engine note as a call to driving enthusiasts. The LC 500 has an output of 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The LC is also capable of delivering a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and has an EPA estimated 25 mpg rating on the highway.

Other key enhancements for the 2021 model were made to the 10-speed automatic Direct-Shift transmission on the V8-powered LC 500, as the shift logic was updated to help provide improvement for daily driving in what engineers refer to as the “active zone,” or the area where most drivers find themselves at in the 50-70% throttle range. The Direct-Shift transmission allows engine RPM to expand in this range to accentuate the feeling of acceleration before shifting into the next gear.

Lexus Enform for Safety and Convenience

Lexus Enform Safety Connect comes with a three-year trial with access to Lexus Enform response centers 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect, complimentary for the first 10 years, the vehicle can send alerts for specific factory recommended maintenance, simultaneously alerting a preferred Lexus dealer. The Lexus App can be used to set push-reminders and alerts for maintenance and service issues. The Lexus Enform Remote (three-year trial subscription included) mobile app lets you lock and unlock doors, start the engine and climate controls, check the fuel level, and more all through your smartphone, smartwatch or Amazon Alexa–enabled devices at home.

Advanced Safety Features and Driver Support

Lexus Safety System+ comes standard on the 2021 LC 500. Lexus Safety System+ features Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist. Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection is standard and includes features such as Frontal Collision Warning (FCW), Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Pedestrian Detection. All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is also included, as is Intelligent High Beam that will default to high-beam mode when the road ahead is clear but will temporarily switch to low beams when headlamps or taillamps are detected.

Intuitive Parking Assist comes standard on the LC Inspiration Series. It uses sonar sensors in the front and rear bumpers to detect obstacles in the vehicle’s path during low-speed maneuvering. The system gives an audible alert and the Multi-Information Display (MID) shows the position and distance to the obstacle. Blind Spot Monitor is standard equipment, as is a windshield de-icer.

Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its guests. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 242 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

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