Nissan Motor Co., Ltd reveals a bold new future for its Nismo performance arm. One of the undoubted stars of the Tokyo Motor Show is the Nissan Juke Nismo, an idea of how a premium sports version of the hugely successful compact crossover could look.
HONDA NSX Concept
A new NSX Concept that showcases the evolution of the next-generation
supercar's styling and design, including a first look at the possible
direction for its interior design has been unveiled at the 2013 North
American International Auto Show.
The design stays remarkably true to the original concept styling,
maintaining its low and wide stance with the dynamic and alluring
proportions that are highlighted by clean, modern and simple surfacing, and
edgy details that communicate supercar attitude and a high-tech feel.
The new NSX Concept offers a glimpse at one potential direction for the
next-generation NSX's interior design. The interior package boasts
outstanding visibility, a strong driving position, and an intuitive "Simple
Sports Interface" that minimises interior clutter, allowing the driver to
focus on the driving experience. Consistent with the spirit of the original
NSX, Honda's designers have strived to deliver synergy between man and
Ferrari celebrates at Art Basel Miami Beach
The 458 Spider received its American unveiling in collaboration with
Interview Magazine as part of the programme of the Art Basel Miami Show,
the most important modern and contemporary art show in the Americas.
Guests, collectors and clients from all over the world joined Ferrari
Chairman Luca di Montezemolo for an exclusive evening to celebrate the
arrival in the US of the latest Ferrari model. The celebration took place
at 1111 Lincoln Road, the modernist building designed by Swiss architects
Herzog & de Meuron, who won the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 2001.
The new 3D video from artist Marco Brambilla was also premiered in the
course of the evening. Shot during the last Italian Grand Prix at Monza, it
features clips of the Scuderia Ferrari and its race-time activities,
including spectacular footage of the pit-stops. The sequences have been
edited by the video artist to create "an exhilarating psychological
portrait of the point of view a Formula 1 driver during a race".
The evening ended with music from American singer-songwriter Janelle Monàe
whose first album "The ArchAndroid" was a huge international success in
New MERCEDES CLA-Class
The CLA is set to establish a new segment, with world-leading aerodynamics
(Cd = 0.22), avant-garde coupé design and 4MATIC all‑wheel drive
(optional). As a new four-door coupé it follows the idea of the CLS, whose
design concept has spawned more than its fair share of imitators since its
debut in 2003. With its frameless doors, the coupé adopts the design of
the Concept Style Coupé into series production. The newcomer features a
radar-based braking system (COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST) as standard which
is able to warn the driver of an obstacle from a speed of 7 km/h and to
initiate precision braking when the driver steps on the brake pedal. The
new CLA is available for ordering with immediate effect and will be
delivered to dealerships in April. Prices begin at 28,977 euros for the CLA
In keeping with its sporty positioning, the CLA is available with
high-torque turbo engines rated at up to
155 kW (211 hp), sports suspension and 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The
technical highlights of this new design icon include a new world record in
aerodynamics for series production automobiles (Cd value: 0.22) and
numerous driving assistance systems, including advanced COLLISION
Following a brief appearance on the eve of the NAIAS in Detroit (14 to 27
January 2013), the CLA will have its official world premiere at the
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Berlin (15 to 18 January 2013). The new CLA
is available for ordering with immediate effect and will be delivered to
dealerships in April.
New Mercedes E63 AMG
Launched at the Detroit Show, Mercedes-AMG continues to champion
performance, dynamism and efficiency: the new E 63 AMG is now available as
a particularly powerful S-Model with an output of 430 kW (585 hp), 800
Newton metres of torque and featuring a newly developed
performance-oriented AMG 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The AMG 5.5-litre
V8 biturbo engine continues to be the
absolute pinnacle of efficiency: the combination of high performance and
low fuel consumption remains unrivalled by any other competitor in the
segment worldwide. The permanent all-wheel drive is also optionally
available for the other E 63 AMG models -- on which the V8 engine has been
uprated from 386 kW (525 hp) to 410 kW (557 hp), with 720 Nm of torque.
With this range, Mercedes-AMG is premiering high-performance passenger car
models with an all-wheel-drive system geared to driving dynamics.