Unveiled to the public in June 2012, Aston Martin describes the Vanquish as “the ultimate expression of art and technology, a new class defined: the super grand tourer.”
The vehicle recently spent a lot of time in Italy with photographer Rene Staud who produced some magnificent images (like the one above) of the Vanquish in the streets and countryside of Tuscany.
In addition, the company has put together a three-part video series of behind the scenes footage to show how all those images came together.
Finally, Volkswagen has officially revealed the new Golf 7 that is expected to arrive in early 2013, in a seven minute video that showcases the various angles of the new model.
The Goflf 7 has dimensions that measure 4 255 mm in length, 1 799 mm in width and 1 452 mm in height that go towards increasing the vehicle’s interior space and also improves crash safety characteristics.
The interior will also be offered with the choice of three different-sized monitors linked to an array of navigation, entertainment and information systems.
Watch the video below:
Mazda will be revealing its mid-sized sedan 2014 Mazda6 Atenza at the Moscow Motor Show next week.
The new model will be powered by the aut0 manufacturer’s Skyactiv technology and draws its design from the Kodo “Soul of Motion” language. The Mazda6 is the second of a new generation of vehicles to adopt this following the CX-5.
The powertrain has also been incorporated with Mazda’s regenerative breaking “i-Eloop” system which includes stop/start technology, contributing to an improvement in fuel efficiency.
A. Kahn Design, a British based customization shop, is preparing a brand new tuning kit for the Land Rover Defender. The vehicle, that will be equipped ready for the battle field, is known as the 2012 Concept 17 Defender.
The customisation sees the Defender bestowed with mud flaps, a spare wheel cover, a bespoke paint job, custom exhaust system and a four piece arch kit. For the dangerous territory of a war zone, A.Kahn will make the off-road vehicle bullet-proof.
According to the company, the new tuning kit ”will ensure the vehicle remains more agile in the war zone, enhancing the chances of survival.”
Rolls Royce has launched a brand new app that lets enthusiasts and prospective buyers find their ideal used Rolls Royce as well as make direct car-by-car comparisons.
The new app is called the Provenance Pre-owned Stock Locator and is available for the iPad, most smartphones and PCs and Macs. Other features of the app include easy to navigate search filters and email and SMS alerts so a user is notified when the search criteria they have specified have been met. These specifications could include age, mileage, colour or model. Users can also search for a car by country.
The French may be famed for their artisanship when it comes to wine and cheese, but we often overlook their prowess on the car front. The new Peugeot 208 looks set to change all that, reinvigorating the French company’s brand core and breathing new life into the industry with its sleek design. The car, heralded as a ‘supermini’ (bigger than a city car but smaller than a small family car), has us very excited, so without further ado let’s have a look at the machine!
The 208 chops off another 173kg from the 207′s already featherweight bulk whilst upping the available legroom by 5cm. A big plus for the green-minded and those taller fans of Peugeot alike. The green aspect being increasingly important to its customers, Peugeot has ensured that the 208 emits under 100g/km of CO2. This is a cool move for the company as it knows it was treading in dangerous water with its previous models.
Lamborghini has announced that it will be showcasing both its new Sesto Elemento (above) and Urus SUV concepts at the 2012 Monterey Classic Car week in California.
The Sesto Elemento first made an appearance back in 2010 at the Paris Motor Show with Lamborghini having confirmed that it will be producing 20 units of the luxury vehicle accompanied by a price tag of $2.2 million.
The vehicle borrows its engine from the LP 570-4 and will retain most of its body work from the concept.
In the latest video, Chris Harris takes on the BAC Mono. The BAC Mono is a carbon-bodied piece of sculpture with the innards of a Formula 3 car.
The claimed curbweight is 540kg that gives 520bhp per tonne. The car packs a 2.3 litre Ford Duratec engine lavished with some of Cosworth’s fanciest internals.
The car aims to provide the sensations of a racing car in a road legal package with a price tag of about £90, 000.
Watch Harris in action in the video below: