Vilner Studios got its hands on this 1963 Mercedes-Benz W113 Pagoda and as usual, worked its magic on restoring and rejuvenating this legendary vehicle.
Typical of Vilner’s style, the studio completely renewed the interior, paying attention to every detail with warm, vintage colours (cafe and latte) and high quality leather with light seams.
Vilner also re-upholstered the dashboard and renewed the mahogany steering wheel and chrome elements. The boot lining and hard top roof also received attention.
Embroidered Gentle Pagoda insignia adorn the car’s interior, and are also present in the cabin. They are also engraved on the door ledges in aluminium and artificially made to look older.
According to reports, Mercedes Benz will be launching a brand new A45 AMG with the intention of competing with Audi’s RS3 and BMW’s recent M135i offering.
The A45 AMG features a transverse 2.0-litre turbo four producing as much as 330 horsepower and over 300 pound-feet of torque which just about levels it with the competition.
However, it is produced from less displacement due to input from Mercedes’s High Performance Engine offshoot based in Brixworth, England that provides the power for the company’s Formula One racing team. This makes the new engine the most powerful four-cylinder ever fitted into a Mercedes production model.
Famous Hollywood actor Steve McQueen, nicknamed “The King of Cool” known for his roles in The Towering Inferno and The Thomas Crown Affair was also known for driving around in his Ferrari 275 GTB4. McQueen took delivery of the sports car while filming Bullitt in 1968.
In the 1980s, after his death, McQueen’s Ferrari then ended up in the hands of someone new who decided to convert it into a Roadster after which it moved on to yet another owner. The latest owner, who brought the vehicle into Ferrari Classiche was told of the true identity of the car – as once belonging to Mr. McQueen himself. Upon finding out the truth, the owner decided to restore it to its original condition.
Business travel can be very demanding, often involving hectic schedules, long journeys between meetings and the need to stay in touch with HQ when away from the office. Train travel or other modes of public transport are not always the best, easiest or cheapest option, making it all the more important that top quality business cars can be relied upon to provide comfort, efficiency and a hassle-free driving experience.
Today’s cars are built with the business professional and the forthcoming change in company tax bands in mind, combining fuel economy with lower emissions – these are the five most popular vehicles with business users in the UK at the present time.
The Nissan Delta Wing has made its debut on the track on the test day of the Le Mans 24 Hour, last week.
The Delta Wing uses a Nissan sourced 1.6-litre DIG-T (Direct Injection Gasoline – Turbocharged) engine that generates 300hp (224 kW / 304 PS) and will feature technology that will eventually find its way into the brand’s street legal cars.
In April, Nissan released the first in a series of videos documenting the step-by-step development of the experimental race car project.
Watch the Delta Wing in action in the video below:
Mercedes Benz has recently announced that it will be offering three matte special editions of the SLS AMG for the Japanese market.
The matte editions include a Matte Black Roadster, Matte White Roadster and Matte White Coupe.
With only five Matte Black Roadsters scheduled for production, the vehicle is expected to be something special to account for its exclusivity. The Matte Black Roadster sports a designo Magno Night Black exterior with black soft top and red accents on the grille, wheels and fuel-filler cap. The interior shows-off two-tone red and black leather upholstery, a sport steering wheel and special floor mats.
Even though deliveries won’t officially begin until 22 June, some Tesla Model S buyers have already begun to receive their purchases.
The first recipient of the vehicle was venture capitalist and Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson who drove the car out the factory in Fremont, California with the number plate appropriately stamped with TSLA 1. Jurvetson had already made sure that he would receive the first Model S at a board meeting in 2010.
The entire first batch of Model S vehicles is made up of the sold-out Signature Series that offers the best performance of 0-60 miles per hour in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 miles per hour, and range of up to 320 miles.
You can read more about the Model S details here.