Italian-American influences are prevalent in the world that we live in today, and the auto industry is just one example of it. In its long and storied history, the auto industry has produced a number of cars that share both an American and Italian lineage.
Today, the tradition is being brought back to life by some of the most exotic automakers on the planet and the Top Marques show in Monaco will play host to two of them. We’ve already touched on the Spada Codatronca Monza a few days ago. Today, we present to you the Soleil Anadi.
Now built under the Soleil Motors brand, the Anadi is actually the final version of a car that was three years in the making. Intially conceptualized by Ugur Sahin as a Corvette Z03 concept study back in 2008, the project gained some traction a year later when the designer began collaborating with tuning firm Mallett Cars in producing a one-of-a-kind Corvette-based supercar. After a few years of further development, the car, now christened as the Anadi, is scheduled to be introduced in one of the most prestigious auto shows in the world, the Top Marques in Monaco.
The car’s design has gone through some noticeable changes since it’s first rendering. Some of the most noticeable ones include a more aggressive rear end compared to the boxy Corvette-style rear end that was part of the first two designs. On the flip side, the Anadi’s front end is cleaner and more subdued than the aggressive, shark-like design of the past versions.
The folks over at Soleil were kind enough to send some photos our way, but if we want to get the full scoop on the Anadi, specifically what kind of powertrain sits under its hood, we’ll need to keep our seatbelts on and wait for the car’s official reveal at Monaco in a few weeks.
The ambitious British supercar maker, Keating Supercars, first fell onto the radar in 2008 when they presented the world with their first two vehicles: the SKR and the TKR. Both cars featured V8 engines, but the power behind those engines was extravagantly different. The SKR was able to produce a measly (in comparison) 500hp while the TKR pushed out an extraordinary 1500hp. Now the British automaker is pushing the limits even more with the new ZKR delivering a mouth-watering 2200hp!
The supercar will be introduced to the world at the Top Marques Monaco in April 2011. This new supercar line will be powered by both supercharged and turbo-charged engines with power ranging from 600 to 2200 HP. Like with all other Keating models, the future ZKR will be hand-built on a monocoque chassis to help reduce the car’s center of gravity. Dual low lying fuel tanks are also positioned accordingly to increase chassis strength and performance.
More details will be revealed closer to the official launch.
When it comes to Monaco, there are only a certain number of cars that you can say fit in with the high-brow and elite stature of the city-state. No offense to these fellows, but Honda Civics and Mitsubishi Lancers aren’t exactly the type of cars residents of Monaco prefer to drive.
One car that definitely has a place in Monaco is the Lexus LF-A and it was present in full bloom at the 2010 Top Marques Monaco event. The folks over at GT-Spirit were even able to take the car out for a quick spin and even took the time to shoot this video of the supercar as it was being unloaded out of its trailer. Thanks to the enclosed space of the trailer, the sound of the LF-A’s monster V10 engine gets even louder.
If that revving engine doesn’t give you the chill bumps, we certainly don’t know what will.
That or you can opt to make this purchase. The only problem is, while the latter is an Aston Martin, it actually doesn’t have a whole lot going for it.That being said, if you are one of those people that would shell out this much money on a work of art then this option may be the one for you.
Created by Swiss artist Dante, this DB5 sculpture is as rare as it gets - only 10 have been made - but it’s also quite a handful on the wallet. Scaled in 1:4 dimensions, Dante used a polished, piano black plinth for the base and even installed a lighting system, giving it somewhat of a sparkly glint anytime the lights are turned on. This scale model of the DB5 is scheduled to be unveiled at the Top Marques in Monaco, at which time, we’ll probably be hearing some fellow with deep pockets make what can only be described as a purchase done solely for the love of art.
AG Excalibur - a Lithuanian tuner- presented the BMW Shark at the Top Marques Monaco. This car represents a tuning kit based on the BMW 6-Series featuring a red livery, white interior leather setup, and super-sized 30 inch wheels. And we can’t forget the front grill which looks like the BMW got a huge buck tooth.
Its true, Top Marques is a place for supercars designed with good taste and who feature impeccable lines, so a car like the Shark really has no place there. At the same time, Top Marques is a place for any kind of vehicular extravaganza and, in this case, we can understand why this car would take its place there.
The people who were there could only comment on how crazy this car was. That may have not been the reaction the tuner wanted to get, but the car still got some attention. We think that this may not be the best example of how bad publicity is still good publicity.
The special edition T68 Kombat comes with a plethora of bad ass features including gold plated, bulletproof windows and bulletproof 22 inch alloys, a tungsten exhaust and tungsten badging and gauges, white gold gauges encrusted with precious gem stones, additional Kevlar coating, a Rogue Acoustic Audio System, and of course the leather is made from a whale’s organ for copulation. And, of course, the interior can be customized depending on the customer’s wishes.
This enormous SUV is powered by a V8 engine and can hit a top speed of 160 km/h. The crazy guys over at Dartz have been able to create this bullet-proofed, gargantuan Lego car. We figure we can take a look at this vehicle when we visit our local Toys R Us and check out the Lego display.
The Spaniards definitely did something right when they designed and produced Spain’s version of the supercar, the GTA Spano. After making its debut at Valencia, the GTA Spano made its first public appearance today at the Top Marques Monaco. The supercar will be limited to only 99 units. It is powered by a monstrous V10 engine that snarls an impressive 780 HP and a torque of 920 NM. The GTA Spano’s chassis is a benchmark in the industry because of it combination of carbon, titanium and Kevlar. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in merely 3 seconds while top speed goes up to 217 mph.
One of the main GTA Spano innovations at Top Marques Monaco is its interior, which has a totally up-to-date design that transmits the car’s values; a sporting look which also renders luxury and comfort. Its interior design has been achieved with high-quality materials such as leather and carbon fiber. Among the main interior components is the remarkable LCD screen which is aptly located high on the dashboard and acts as a central rear-view mirror. The prevalent feature of the instrument panel is an LCD screen, which can be personalized according to the customer´s requirements and provides the driver with all the necessary information.
The GTA Spano gives the Ferrari 458 and the Lamborghini Murcielago a run for their money and speaking of money, if these three cars were to ever go head to head on the racetrack, our money would be on Sr. GTA Spano. The GTA Spano’s horsepower slaughters the 570hp of the Ferrari 458 and crushed the 670hp of the Lamborghini Murcielago. Ole!
The weird fascination for a whale’s genitalia continues with the soon-to-be unveiled Dartz T68 Kombat Monaco Red Diamond Edition.
To be unveiled at the Top Marques Monaco 2010 in two weeks, the special edition T68 Kombat comes with a plethora of bad ass features including gold plated, bulletproof windows and bulletproof 22 inch alloys, a tungsten exhaust and tungsten badging and gauges, white gold gauges encrusted with precious gem stones, additional Kevlar coating, a Rogue Acoustic Audio System, and of course – how can we forget – the whale ----leather interior.
The vehicle, which has already found a buyer, is poised to become one of the key attractions of the Top Marques Monaco 2010 when it opens its doors beginning April 15. In the meantime, here’s a teaser photo of the vehicle, accompanied by a pretty foxy young lady.
The GTA Spano production version will make its first public appearance at an international auto show April 15th-18th in the midst of 60 brands and 100 cars at the Top Marques Monaco. The Top Marques Monaco has been known as the commonplace for the world’s most beautiful, powerful luxury automobiles and supercars. GTA Motors Corp announced that only 99 units of this high performance, exquisitely beautiful automobile will be produced with prices being announced at a later date. GTA Motors Corp. will also reveal the Spano’s new interior design during its 3-day exhibition.
The Spano is powered by a mid-mounted V10 engine rated at 780 HP. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 3 seconds while top speed goes up to 217 mph. The supercar will feature: a combination Kevlar, carbon fibers, and titanium chassis, 380-mm-diameter carbon ceramic ventilated disc brake system and 6 piston callipers supplied by AP Racing, glass panoramic roof, front 19" wheels, and 20" rear wheels.
Makers of the classic American GT racing icon, AC Cars have recently revealed their sixth generation Cobra at the Top Marques car show in Monaco. The MkVI is an open-top sports car based on the design of the Le Mans winning AC Cobra built by Carroll Shelby in the 1960’s featuring many of the original car’s physical characteristics while incorporating a lot of modern technology under the skin.
The AC Cobra MKVI will be offered in two versions: GT and GTS. The GT will get a 6.2 Liter V8 that will produce a maximum output of 437 HP, while the GTS will deliver a ground pounding 647 HP. Weighing in at only 1,025 Kg, the lightweight GTS sports car is capable of hitting 60 MPH from a standstill in approximately 3.3 seconds.
The new Cobra was built incorporating an all new aluminum body construction featuring a light weight gull wing hardtop.