The Prince of Monaco, Albert II, will be auctioning off a portion of the collection of cars assembled by his late father Rainer III in an attempt to ‘re-organise’ the fleet.
Rainer III spend 30 years putting together the private collection comprising of over 100 vehicles, on display at a museum in Monaco, of which 38 will be auctioned off. The collection is a mix of models including classics, American muscle cars, city cars and even a Mercedes built especially for the Prince.
Toyota and BMW have announced that the two companies will collaborate in fuel cell technology, powertrain electrification and lightweight technologies to create a new sports car.
An agreement between BMW and Toyota was signed at the BMW headquarters in Munich by BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer and Toyota President Akio Toyoda. The agreement, aimed at expanding on long-term strategic collaboration, is an expansion on the original alliance established last year in December between the two auto makers.
There’s no better reason to build a new luxury car than to celebrate a brand reaching the one millionth fan mark on its dedicated Faceebook page.
It is for just this reason that Aston Martin has unveiled the bespoke DB9 1M model at its Gaydon Headquarters. For the production of the one-off Aston Martin, the company looked no further than its Facebook fans by creating a series of polls with which fans were asked to select the car’s trim, design and of course name.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed for 2012 will be running from the 28th June to 1st July at Goodwood House in the UK.
The festival is a display of some classic and contemporary racing cars, luxurious supercars and of course world-class drivers who will demonstrate the speed and power of these vehicles. In addition there will also be some helicopters and motorbikes showcased at the event.
The theme of this year’s festival is Young Guns – Born to Win. The Goodwood FOS official website explains it as the celebration of “drivers and riders and designers and engineers whose supreme talent and insatiable thirst for speed shocked the establishment, affording them immediate superstar status.”
SRT announced earlier this year that it would be auctioning off the first production model of the 2013 Viper GTS and so the vehicle was recently auctioned at Barrett-Jackson’s Orange County auction.
Aside from the Viper GTS itself, adding to the appeal of the auction for wealthy and philanthropic bidders was that proceeds from it would be donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation that helps families deal with the trauma and tragedy associated with children suffering from pediatric cancer.
During the auction, bidding for the Viper passed the six figure mark quickly to $250, 0000. Once reached, an SRT Track Experience and a trip to this year’s Petit Le Mans were included for the winning bidder. However, the Viper’s 640 horsepower V10 and carbon fibre bodywork was sold for the final price of $300, 000.
Source: Auto Blog
In this instalment of Chris Harris on Cars, Harris explores the new 2012 Audi RS4 and to do so he decides to look at where the vehicle came from.
In this 17 minutes video Chris Harris drives the new Audi RS4, the original B5 RS4 from 2000, the amazing B7 and then matches the latest version against the 6.2 litre Mercedes C63.
Watch the video below:
Less than one year since the release of the latest generation Porshe 911 range, the company has announced that it will be offering powerkit upgrades for its Carrera S models.
The new upgrade, made available by the Porsche Exclusive department offers a remapped ECU, new cylinder heads and camshafts, a variable intake system, an additional radiator, a low-backpressure exhaust, and Sport Chrono dynamic engine mounts. As a result, the sports car can reach 100km/h in just 4 seconds equipped with Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK transmission.
The offer seems to be the same package that was fitted to the exclusive 911 Club Coupe last month.
The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed has been confirmed to make its debut at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed taking place from the 28 June to 1 July in the UK.
While the Continental GT Speed may not look any different from a standard Continental GT, it is the changes made under the hood that set it a part from any other.
The new production model is the fastest Bentley has ever produced, taking 4.2 seconds to meet 0 – 100km/h, reaching a top speed of 329km/h. Bentley has also modified the chassis, steering setups and suspension as well as lowered the vehicles overall ride height.