2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII

September, 2017 § Leave a comment

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.

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2017 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabrio

September, 2017 § Leave a comment

“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

September, 2017 § Leave a comment

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.

 

1959 Aston Martin DBR1

August, 2017 § Leave a comment

Recently sold for $22.5 million!  Nowadays the most expensive British automobile ever sold at auction.  It’s the first of five factory-built examples.  Legends like Carroll Shelby or Stirling Moss have raced with this iconic and gorgeous Aston Martin.

2018 Ferrari Portofino

August, 2017 § Leave a comment

New Ferrari Portofino is the replacement of the Ferrari California T, but with a more aggressive styling and of course some more power. A front-mounted twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 engine.   Its name come from the famous port on the Italian Riviera.

That’s the Ferrari’s entry-level model, so you’ll see some of them on your city 😉

2017 BMW Concept 8 Series

August, 2017 § Leave a comment

The second gorgeous concept from BMW this summer.  A new 8 Series…  I’m so happy, because Z family and 80’s 8 Series are my favourites BMW’s ever and now they are recreating both.

A bold change on the brand’s signature kidney grille, not rounded, not flat… just sharp and sportive. A nice car, with lines flowing in a “Barcelona Gray Liquid” coloured body.   From the back, the 8 Series has i8 shaped lights and a rear spoiler molded into the trunk lid that we’ve discovered in 2000 6 Series from Chris Bangle and that has become a kind of brand signature.

Thanks Adrian van Hooydonk for let us enjoy these concepts, but please, make it real models, without so many changes, please!!

 

2017 BMW Concept Z4

August, 2017 § Leave a comment

After years of boring X3, X5… series 7, 5, 1…  Active Tourer…. BMW is waking up!  Here you have a bold and nice design, the new Z4 roadster.

Matte paint finish in Frozen Energetic Orange this gorgeous car has sharper grille design, headlights so different form nowadays BMW’s car and a nice L-shaped taillights resembling BMW i8.   Z models (Z1, Z3, Z4 and Z8) always have been about loooong hood, not this car… with a shorter one, moving the driver to the center.

And this nice concept doesn’t come alone! It has two nice brother concepts: X2 Concept and 8 Series Concept.  BMW welcome again to gorgeous cars world!  We’ve missed you!