Luxury Vehicles & Sports Cars
The approaching year of the snake on the Chinese calendar will ring in a new era of opulence for DARTZ Mortorz Company, the Latvia-based luxury tank manufacturer. The Black Snake, the company’s first non-armored vehicle, is based on the Mercedes GL 63 AMG and is geared only at the Chinese market with an even more sybaritic model, the Black Falcon, to arrive in the Middle East later this year.
Chrysler announced on Jan. 18 that yet another lifestyle driven model of the 2013 Chrysler 300, the 2013 Chrysler Glacier 300 edition is now available at dealers. The new 2013 Chrysler 300 Glacier edition follows along the line of the recently introduced 2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport that is designed to challenge and overcome the most difficult of extreme weather conditions.
The Arab world’s first high performance luxury sports car, the LykanHypersport 2013 will be showcased at the Qatar Motor Show on the 29th of January. Only seven units will be produced of the ultra-luxury hypercar with the price set at 3,400,000 US dollars (12,410,000 Qatari riyals), positioning it as the most exclusive sports car the world has seen yet.
Koenigsegg sounds like a German poultry product, but it’s actually a line of luxury vehicles founded by Swede Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994. For more than 15 years, Koenigsegg has created some of the sleekest, best-performing luxury cars on the road. Now, a new web series on the Drive channel is taking viewers inside Koenigsegg’s meticulous process.
The Ferretti Group, world leader in the design, construction and sale of motoryachts presents Riva Iseo, the latest model of its range, at London Boat Show 2013 taking place between 12 – 20 January. The model, fruit of the working relationship between Officina Italiana Design, which exclusively designs all the yachts in the Riva range, and AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology and Design – the Ferretti Group’s research, nautical development and design centre has been devised as a yacht to enjoy wherever owners want, and whose strong points are elegance and ease of transportation.
James Bond’s favourite car-maker Aston Martin celebrated its centenary today – exactly 100 years to the day after it was founded. The British luxury sports car company marked the landmark anniversary with a special ceremony outside the firm’s original home in London where a commemorative plaque was put up.
Fiat is hoping to reinvigorate its Maserati luxury brand with the all-new Quattroporte luxury sedan unveiled Monday at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Maserati's goal is to expand its global sales from 6,300 in 2012 to more than 50,000 by 2015, said Maserati CEO Harald Wester.
Infiniti’s new sports sedan combines a number of high-tech aids and features to improve the driving experience without reducing levels of comfort or safety. The new Infiniti Q50, presented by the company’s senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday, is the first production vehicle to feature something called Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering technology.
It's taken a good, long while for the Cadillac Converj concept to break cover as a production machine, but at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the car has finally shrugged off its camouflage. You can think of this as the Chevy Volt's more better-mannered big-brother if you like, as this machine relies on the same Extended Range Electric Vehicle platform as its predecessor.
Arrinera is a supercar manufacturer based in Warsaw Poland, and their first car will be available for purchase in 2013. The sporty coupe was designed by renowned British car designer Lee Noble, who was inspired by the radar-evading stealth fighter aircraft, but there is no denying a Lamborghini feel to the car. The car is made from carbon fiber and Kevlar composites making it very lightweight, and it features a V8 650hp engine and is capable of reaching 60mph in 3.2seconds.
The upcoming Detroit Auto Show is the perfect venue the unveils the next generation of America's Sports Car. Press and other auto industry personalities were treated to a preview of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray in Detroit on Sunday. The C7, its designation because it is the 7th generation Corvette, is the most powerful to date with a standard 450 horsepower and 450 foot pounds of torque.