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 2010.
Jaguar_XFR-S - The Hills Are Alive ! Wow !
The second model in Jaguar's ultra-high performance R-S range, the XFR-S joins its XKR-S sibling in the exclusive 300km/h club and is a vivid expression of Jaguar's longstanding and legendary sports saloon lineage. The XFR-S incorporates engineering features from both the XKR-S and the all-new F-TYPE two-seater sports car to create the most driver-focused, agile and responsive iteration of Jaguar's award-winning XF saloon range. The XFR-S has been developed by Jaguar Land Rover's specialist ETO division - its bespoke powertrain, chassis and body enhancements enabling it to push the performance boundaries. Electrifying performance is provided by the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine which now boasts 550PS and 680Nm - up 40PS and 55Nm respectively over its XFR installation. The increases have been achieved through revisions to the engine management system and optimisation of the flow of air both into and out of the engine.
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 machine.
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.