2018 Aston Martin Vantage

December, 2017 § Leave a comment

The new “little brother” on Aston Martin’s family.  This Vantage try to bring the last James Bond’s car 2015 DB10 design to massive production.   The same proportions and narrow headlight shapes, but… not so beautiful, not at all.  Of course, it’s an Aston with the signature hill-climb grille. Even at the rear you can find a similar hill-climb line on the lights, perhaps the most interesting part of the car.

A 503-hp, 4.0 twin-turbo V8 engine built by AMG (Mercedes). Solving the Aston’s weak point during last decades.

Enjoy the pics, and decide…  Aston is leaving its elegant designs to try to get a little bit more racing like McLaren? Look at this launch color, Lime Essence contrasting polished carbon-fiber aero effects.

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2016 VLF Force 1 V10

November, 2017 § Leave a comment

Henrik Fisker return to design arena with this nice aggresive car: the Force 1 supercar developed by VLF Automotive.  I love the front part of this car.

The car is based on a Dodge Viper, with a full carbon fiber body and 745 hp 8.4 liter V10 engine… astonishing performance!

2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Volante

November, 2017 § Leave a comment

Take a nice V12 Aston Martin and give it one of the few coach-builders that can improve it… Zagato.  They’ve already done this in 2016, look one of the most beautiful Aston you ever seen here.  And now, the cabrio version… it’s not possible to choose which one is more gorgeous.

This is the fifth collaboration between both companies, enjoy the “shark” 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato or the 1961 Aston Martin DB4 by Zagato.

2019 Polestar 1

November, 2017 § Leave a comment

The first vehicle from Polestar (used to be the Volvo performance brand, now a separate brand). A nice hybrid coupe with 218 HP double electric motor system plus a two-liter four-cylinder to reach 600hp!

This car also expects to be disruptive on the business model: no initial deposit, insurance or maintenance bills. You’ll pay a single monthly fee.

2017 Jaguar e-type Concept Zero

October, 2017 § Leave a comment

Electric-powered car means weird futuristic designs? Not any more!  Jaguar Land Rover Classic presented an electric-powered Jaguar E-type.  Most gorgeous electric car ever! Same beauty with an electric powertrain developing 220kW. Don’t blame about the weight, this e-type is 46kg lower than the original!  Look at the pictures, the digital dashboard or the engine…   If I have to forgot my 6-cyl and drive an electric… please make more classic cars like this!

 

2002 Ferrari Enzo

October, 2017 § Leave a comment

This car was designed by Ken Okuyama, former design director at Pininfarina.  A nice, and “special” Ferrari form a Japanese designer.  Mid-engined, with a 650 hp V12 this car is not so old, but already a classic of pure (non-electronic) driving with no hybrid setup, no turbo, no dual-clutch.. even with manual wind-up windows!  Only 449 were built.

 

1952 Astra Coupe

October, 2017 § Leave a comment

The Astra Coupe is a stunning handicraft creation. Built with aluminum, the hood alone is made of 16 separate pieces of aluminum. The powerplant is a V8 from Oldsmobile. The car was built as a labor of love by a Jay Everett of Gardena, CA, who was just 25 years old when he showed the completed car at the 1953 Peterson Motorama. He was an industrial designer and modeler, and prototyped a number of seminal designs including Polaroid camera bodies

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