A 1938 Bugatti 57SC Atlantic has won the title of ‘Best of Show’ at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy.
The luxury classic, of which only three were built is owned by world renowned fashion designer Ralph Lauren and was awarded the prestigious title by Concorso jury members and the public.
Lauren is the owner of one of the world’s most valuable collections of over 60 cars and this particular one has been valued up to an estimated $40 million.
Based on the Nissan GT-R Black Edition, Nissan France will be introducing a Nissan GT-R Gentleman Edition.
The new edition will feature the Gentleman Edition badging on near the front fender vents while interior modifications feature amber red leather upholstery and hand-stitched leather accents. Each vehicle, available exclusively in Grey Squale will come with an individually-numbered titanium plaque.
The mechanics will see minor differences from the standard GT-R powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre V6 engine and is good for 542 HP (405 kW).
Ahead of its public debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, Porsche has revealed its 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S.
Turbo and Turbo S make use of a six-cylinder, 3.8-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine delivering 520 HP (383 kW) in the 911 Turbo and 560 HP (412 kW) in the 911 Turbo S variant.
The increased power along with a new AWD system results in the 911 Turbo getting from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, with the Turbo S 0.1 seconds quicker. Both vehicles can reach a top speed of 318 km/h.
Rolls-Royce has recently revealed the 2014 Wraith at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that is described as “the darker side of Rolls-Royce – Power, Style and Drama.”
Rolls-Royce claims that the Wraith is its most “technically advanced and powerful” vehicle in history. With the 6.6 litre, twin turbo-charged V12 engine it delivers 624 bhp with 800 Nm of torque and reaches 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said “The most powerful Rolls-Royce in history, Wraith promises the sense of adventure and speed that drove our founding forefather. But of course, Wraith’s starting point is luxury, refinement and quality, traits that remain as important to Rolls-Royce customers today as they were more than a century ago.”
In celebration of 60 years of collaboration with Aston Martin, Bertone has introduced a one-off Rapide shooting brake – The 2013 Aston Martin Rapide Bertone.
The vehicle, that has been commissioned by an Aston Martin collector, keeps the regular Rapide’s 2+2 seating configuration with more room for passengers in the back and features the rear lights of the Vanquish super-GT.
However, the Rapide Bertone does not offer the same engine as that which is fitted into the Rapide S. Rather power comes from the outgoing Rapide’s 470bhp 6.0-litre V12.
The video, highlights the details of this exquisite supercar from the flawless red interior stitching to the sharp headlights of the exterior.
It also showcases the car’s speed and sound as it takes to the road.
Music composed by Marat Schacht.
Porsche has confirmed that its team, Porsche AG Team Manthey, will be competing in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, 10 years since it last competed back in 1998 where the team came out on top.
The team will compete in the GTE class with two new 911 RSR race cars, currently still in development, joining Ferrari’s Italia sports car which currently dominates the class.
In addition, Porsche will also be entering the 2013 World Endurance Championship.
Speaking at the announcement of Porsche’s entry into Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship, Porsche boss Hartmut Kristen said, “The new 911 RSR is currently being developed by our engineers and tested by our works drivers, and what better time could there be to introduce the new car than the Porsche 911’s 50th anniversary.”
Source: Motor Authority