2018 Ferrari 488 Pista

February, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

Only a matter of time before Ferrari introduced a more hardcore 488 version, like the previous 458 Speciale, 430 Scuderia, and 360 Challenge Stradale.   Aerodynamics and aesthetics straps for “track” (“pista” means that in Italian=.

The most powerful V8 in Ferrari’s history on a gorgeous car!

 

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1952 Bentley Continental R-Type

February, 2018 § Leave a comment

Bentley started off as one of the most successful racing marques of the 1920s, then was acquired by Rolls-Royce in 1931. Thereafter, Bentley became the sportier sister marque of Rolls.  Nowadays both brands separate their lifes… Bentley is owned by Audi and Rolls by BMW.

Both brands have a long history of gorgeous cars like this 1952 Continental R-type. There was only 208 examples of this car ever created. A nice aerodynamic design with a lot of aluminum. With 4.6 liter inline-6 with 153 bhp. The 1952 Continental had a top speed of 120 mph which at the time of launch made it the fastest four-seater car in the world. Enjoy the nice pics near a 2016 Continental GT Speed.

 

1954 Plymouth Belmont

January, 2018 § Leave a comment

A concept car from the Plymouth Division (Chrysler Corporation) for the 1954 New York Auto Show. The car was styled by Briggs powered by a 157hp V8 engine.

Although concept cars were routinely destroyed once their useful life was over, under a special arrangement with Chrysler, the Belmont became the personal property of Vice President of Design Virgil Exner for several years.

1958 Skylark II XP-75 Concept

December, 2017 § Leave a comment

A gorgeous 50’s concept from General Motors, designed by Ned Nickles and body built by famous Italian brand Pininfarina.

In someway it’s the seed of the final 1959 Buick.  Two cars were built with a few differences you can see on the pics.  Lovely wing-like rear fins, nice sculptured metal side, and the rounded hood that draws a shoulder with the lights below… interesting and personal design.

I’ve met this car on this site http://www.oldcarsweekly.com that I would like to recommend everybody. And, the photos come from GM Media Archive.

2020 Tesla Roadster

December, 2017 § Leave a comment

The most (and the only) gorgeous car Tesla has build is the Roadster, a car that was based on the gorgeous Lotus Elise… they used this nice design and make it electric.

Finally Tesla has designed something gorgeous by themselves, the new Roadster version. Interesting how traditional brands hide their designs until they are close to be launched. Not Tesla…

 

2019 BMW i8 roadster

December, 2017 § Leave a comment

IF u like BMW i8 so much as I like it… u gonna love the new roadster version!  This is not just a concept, now it’s a real model.

Electric/Hybrid cars has not to be boring or ugly (are u listening Tesla? 😉 thanks for the roadster, but guys… improve the rest!) .

Powered by an electric motor and a twin-turbo 3-cyl engine with 228 hp for the rear wheels.  The combined system output is 369 hp and does the 0 to 100km/h in 4.4 seconds.

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.