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.

 

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1952 Astra Coupe

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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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1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Prototipo (Bertone – chassis #004)

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A nice concept from Alfa Romero. From the 50s, this Giulietta Bertone Spider designed by Franco Scaglione never reach production.  Only two built of this masterpiece by Franco Scaglione because Alfa Romeo finally selected the Pininfarina design for the production model.

2017 Honda Urban EV Concept

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Gorgeous cars has not to be expensive, look at this beautiful hatchback from Honda. Resembles a VW Golf Mk I or and old Civir or CRX. The concept car will become a real model in 2019!

The concept integrates LED displays in the front grille and rear taillight assembly that can be used to display messages, emoticons and more. Sounds funny if we can edit the messages 😀

 

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

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A new Phantom, the 8th, with the classic styling: long hood, a giant C-pillar shape and of course, the grille. A grille more curved than usual on this model, surrounding the bodywork. Looking for a cleaner and more simple design, as the lack of carved indents on the sides.  Not easy to differentiate from VII, except for the slight difference designed front lights. Big brand are becoming a little bit conservative, trying to find a personality and an easy identification. See last X3, X5, Q5, Q7, etc.

563 hp 6.75-litre V12 engine, this time is not aspirated, Phantom also enter the twin-turbo era.

2017 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabrio

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“Breathtaking proportions”: a good sentence to describe this gorgeous concept from Mercedes.  I love the last designs from Mercedes, so pure, so simple… a philosophy they named “Sensual Purity design”.

Powered by a 738-hp fully electric powertrain with 24-inch wheels featuring 26 spokes and a rose-gold center lock. Coloured in Nautical Blue Metallic this cabrio is a version of the 2017 Maybach Vision 6 . Look at that grille with 25 vertical slats, probably will be the new face of the sub-brand Maybach (for hi-luxury cars from Mercedes, to compete with Rolls Royce and Bentley).

 

2019 Bentley Continental GT

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A new Bentley is here. I really like some design items influenced by the recent gorgeous concept car: the 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6.  Not so sexy, as usual, the final model compared with the concept 😦    I love the two different sized hear lights, but not so sure about the elliptical taillights.  Anyway, enjoy this very special car, with 6.0-liter W12 626 hp engine.