Alfa Romeo is celebrating the launch of its new 4C sports car with the launch of a special 4C Launch Edition. It will be offered exclusively in the European market where it will be priced at €60,000 (about $79,000 at the current exchange rates) and only 400 units will be produced. Orders are officially opened today during the car’s presentation at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
The new 4C Launch Edition will be offered in just two exterior colors: Carrara White or Alfa Red. When compared to a standard 4C, the new Launch Edition will be distinguished by a carbon-fiber aerodynamic kit that includes new spoilers and side-view mirror covers, a new rear aluminum diffuser with dark finishing and bi-LED headlights with dark surround. The model also receives new alloy wheels sized 18 inches up front and 19 inches at the rear. The wheels are combined with brake calipers in a specific color and, for an even sportier feeling, Alfa Romeo also added a new racing exhaust system with a BMC air cleaner.
For the interior, the new 4C Launch Edition adds sports seats in Alcantara, plus red stitching on the steering wheel trim, handbrake, mats, handles and sports seats when customers opt for a red exterior paint.
A few weeks ago it was rumored that Spyker would unveil a Porsche 911 competitor at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Now, it really happened, as Spyker is celebrating its global resurgence with the unveiling of the B6 Venator - a concept car that will go into production in early 2014 in markets like Europe or Asia, and will arrive in the U.S. in the autumn of 2014.
The new B6 Venator Concept will feature design elements we usually see in all Spyker models, like the V-shaped radiator grille, the aerodynamically shaped glass aircraft canopy and the 3D LED rear lights. The concept will be offered with 19-inch TurbofanTM wheels featuring a mirror-like finish.
On the interior, it combines the finest materials out there, like the Litano leather produced by Royal Hulshof Dutch Tanneries in Lichtenvoorde. The concept’s cockpit has been inspired by an airplane and this is evident by the dashboard that lights up as part of the "pre-flight check."
Under the hood, Spyker installed a V-6 engine that delivers about 375 horsepower and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
We’ll bring you more information, as Spyker releases it.
After debuting the Series II for both the Phantom and Phantom Coupe models, Rolls Royce engineers have started to test a new luxury coupe. Initially thought to be called Corniche, the latest creation from Rolls Royce brings back in fact a name that was initially used in 1938: Wraith.
The new Wraith, simply described as "the most powerful and dynamic Rolls-Royce in history," features a fastback profile, and is wider and lower than the Ghost, making it more aerodynamic and aggressive in the same time.
For its new model, Rolls Royce has made numerous improvements to the suspension and the steering system and for the interior, it has installed the “on-board valet,” - an innovative voice-command system that sends data to the navigation and infotainment systems.
Sales will begin in the final quarter of 2013 and in Europe prices will start from €245,000 (about $320,000 at the current exchange rates).
UPDATE 03/05/2013: This review has been updated with the official details, images and specs.
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Kia is celebrating the launch of the new pro_cee’d GT with a special 1st Edition. This special edition will be limited to only 500 units and will bring a series of updates to both the exterior and the interior.
The new pro_cee’d GT 1st Edition will be distinguished by a series of unique features, like: high-gloss door mirror housings, stainless steel scuff plates with red illuminated GT badging and unique numbering. Additionally, this special edition will be offered with 18-inch wheels painted in high-gloss.
On the interior, customers will get red foot-well lighting and premium-quality velour floor mats with red double stitching. The list of standard equipment will include: adaptive xenon headlights, automatic air conditioning, satellite navigation and a large sunroof.
The new Kia pro_cee’d GT 1st Edition will be making its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and will be put on sale in May 2013; prices will be announced closer to market launch.
The new McLaren P1 supercar will make its world debut tomorrow at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but if you were lucky enough to be in Geneva today you could have already seen the P1 displayed on the Geneva floor, much like the lucky and hard-working YouTube user, Shmee150, who managed to shoot this cool video.
As no surprise, the production version remains pretty much identical to the concept car we saw back in 2012. Under the hood, the P1 will combine a revised 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine with a low-weight, highly efficient electric motor. This hybrid system will deliver a total of 903 horsepower, which will sprint the P1 from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds and up to a top speed electronically limited to 217 mph.
Full details on the new McLaren P1 will be revealed tomorrow during the car’s official debut in Geneva.
Land Rover has not prepared any big surprises for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, but the company decided to still come at the show with some updates for the stunning Evoque. The luxury SUV is going to receive a new Black Design Pack offered on the sporty Dynamic version and set to be put on sale in April.
As its name suggests, the new Black Design Pack will add a host of striking black exterior details, starting with darkened front headlights and fog lamps, Santorini Black exhaust pipes, a gloss black rear bumper, a black rear sport spoiler and "Range Rover" lettering across the hood and tailgate also painted in Santorini Black. Specially designed for this package are also the 20-inch wheels offered in a nine-spoke design and painted in gloss black.
On the interior, this special edition will add yellow contrast stitching on seats, central storage area, door trims and fascia mid-section, plus an anodized yellow horizontal finisher.
Customers will have the possibility to choose between two exterior color schemes: Sicilian Yellow with a Santorini Black contrast roof, or Santorini Black with a Sicilian Yellow contrast roof and door mirrors.
Though the official debut of the special edition Hundra will not happen until tomorrow, YouTube user, Shmee150, managed to shoot a video of the supercar on the Geneva floor. As its name suggests - "Hundra" is the Swedish word for one hundred - this special edition was developed to celebrate the 100 Koenigsegg units built in 10 years.
As the video reveals, the one-off Hundra will feature a carbon-fiber body combined with celebratory, artisan hand-laid and swirled 24-carat gold leaf inlays. The same treatment will also be applied to the interior. No details have been revealed just yet, but we’re sure the 5.0-liter turbocharged V-8 engine will be tricked to deliver more than the standard 1,030 horsepower.
We have no idea how much this car will cost in the end, but we bet it will be something similar to the Lamborghini Veneno, which will also unveiled in Geneva.
Collaborations are always happening in the auto industry. Whether it’s with a fashion label, a timepiece maker or even a furniture company, there aren’t any shortages of partnerships that give birth to special-edition models.
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, smart is bringing one special edition model, called the fortwo BoConcept.
Built and designed in collaboration with the Danish interior design company BoDesign, the fortwo Concept is based on the cabriolet version of the [fortwo->http://www.topspeed.com/cars/smart/2012-smart-fortwo-ar124008.html and was designed to really catch peoples’ attention.
For starters, the fortwo BoConcept was given a matte-white paint, and complemented by a roof and door mirrors that were treated to a matte oriental brown metallic finish. The exterior is then fitted with a set of Brabus Monoblock VII alloy wheels to give off a pretty impressive look for a smart fortwo.
Inside, smart and BoDesign wanted to recreate a mobile living space and, for the most part, they accomplished that by using such materials like tobacco brown leather covers the steering wheel, seats and door trim panels, a grey finish on the doors and backrests, light-lemon stitching on the seats and the steering wheel, and a few more yellow accents on the mirrors.
All told, there really is something about the fortwo BoConcept that catches your attention. Take away the fact that it’s a fortwo for a second and concentrate on the uniqueness of the product; that’s what makes this collaboration pretty special.
When it comes to delivering enough carbon fiber to serve a lifetime, nobody does it more than Mansory.
If expressive programs are the name, Mansory is the game. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the tuner is bringing a lineup of new programs, including one for the Bentley Continental, called the Sanguis.
In true Mansory fashion, the Sanguis program includes a newly designed front apron, a light carbon-fiber bonnet, carbon-fiber front wings, newly designed side sills and rear widening components that considerably reinforce the wide-body look of the Continental. Additionally, the new rear apron delivers additional downthrust and creates enough space for Mansory to install its new exhaust system. Rounding out the exterior modifications is a new set of 22-inch ultra-light forged wheels with 10 double spokes wrapped in Vredestein Ultrac Vorti tires.
Inside, the modifications include plenty of sport functionality and luxurious ambience with leather by master craftsmen predominantly used. A newly designed sport steering wheel was also added while the aluminum pedals, the door entry sills and the Makassar ebony wood elements round out what can only be described as an opulent reminder of what Mansory is capable of.
Speaking of what it’s capable of, no Mansory product comes without any power enhancements, which is why the Sanguis program also carries its own performance upgrade. Thanks to a new sports exhaust system, a new air filter and an optimized engine performance graph, Mansory was able to drive up the output of the Continental to 672 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 575 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. All told, the Continental can now hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.