The Land Transport Authority (LTA) received 8,104 bids at the end of the April second open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlement (COEs). Of these, 5,020 were successful. Detailed results of the tender are as follows:
A selection of vehicles from the esteemed Jim Click Ford Performance Collection will be offered for auction for Monterey, California sale, on the 19th and 20th of August. The lineup of vehicles offered will include collections of competitive racing Fords and Shelbys, such as CSX 2473, one of the most successful competition Cobras of all time, and a Ford GT40 Mk I.
Tesla definitely has ambitious goals. The American company manufactured only 3000 Model X EVs from late 2015 to early 2016, but has aims to hit production figures of half a million in 2 years. Initially, that aim was set for 2020, but thanks to the Model 3’s massive popularity (325,000 reservations have already been made), the goal could be achieved in 2018.
To cope with the rapid increase in production, Elon Musk has said that production has been ramped up globally. As an intermittent goal, the firm aims to deliver between 80,000 and 90,000 vehicles in 2016.
Segio Marchionne has only been the CEO of Ferrari for a short while, but he has confirmed that the firm’s latest hypercar will be offered as a convertible. The guys from Maranello have never officially made a cabrio version of their flagship car (from the 288GTO to the Enzo), even though an Enzo was made one after its owner acquired extra doors from Ferrari and had them modified.
Marchionne confirmed the LaFerrari Spider during an interview, by saying that no other variant, bar the convertible, has been planned on the LaFerrari lineup. He further remarked that it is no secret since potential customers have expressed interest.
The BMW i8 was introduced to the public in 2014. It has been in production for several years now, and, like most German car models, is due for its first update. Rumour has it that the new version will hit dealers in late 2017, and will receive a power bump, courtesy of a 10% boost in the electric motors, and the 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine will also be worked on.
Expect the final 2017 i8 to have 420 bhp, as compared to the current 362 bhp. However, the chaps at Munich aren’t just turning up the power without revising any other of the mechanicals -the six-speed automatic transmission also getting a refresh. The battery is expected to receive a bump too, with the MY2018 cars getting the 10kWh one as fitted to the Formula E safety car.
The combination of everything should result in an i8 that is even faster than before, hitting 62 in faster than the current 4.4 seconds.
The McLaren F1 is regarded by many as the car which rewrote the supercar rule book. Only 64 roadcar examples built between 1993 and 1998, which makes it one of the rarest and highly-regarded models among collectors, enthusiasts and petrolheads.
McLaren Special Operations (MSO) continues to maintain and manage McLaren F1s globally, and is offering one of last ever and finest examples of this highly-regarded model for sale. McLaren F1 chassis #069 is in factory condition, having covered less than 2,800 miles since new. The car is original right down to the correct numbered McLaren F1 book and limited edition owner’s watch presented on delivery.
During 1998, only six examples of the original McLaren F1 were completed, and chassis #069 was the 60th model overall to be hand-built in Woking, England. It is presented in Carbon Black complimented by subtle detailing throughout, including a stealth finish to the 17-inch centre-locking magnesium wheels. The car is UK registered with all UK taxes paid and offered for sale exclusively through McLaren Special Operations Heritage division, and will come with all the original accessories.
McLaren will add yet another car to their Sports Series. The car in question is the 570GT, which will make its UK debut at the London Motor Show later this month. It will be accompanied by the 650S Spider and the sold-out 675LT Spider as part of the McLaren London stand #L63 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park.
The 570GT is the most refined and luxurious McLaren to date sitting alongside the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé as the third model in the recently announced Sports Series. It has been designed to be practical enough for everyday use and long-distance journeys, and features a unique side-opening rear glass hatch offering additional storage on the leather-upholstered Touring Deck. The light and airy cabin is specified with the highest quality materials throughout and includes a standard fixed glass Panoramic Roof creating an open and relaxing driving environment.
As per the rest of the McLaren lineup, it is equipped with a McLaren-developed 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine, producing generates 570PS (562 bhp) and 600 Nm (443 lb ft) of torque. The power is delivered through the rear wheels via a seven-speed seamless-shift transmission with adjustment to the handling and powertrain settings available through Normal, Sport and Track. The UK pricing of the McLaren 570GT starts from £154,000 with first customer deliveries scheduled for July 2016.
As the world leader in the art of true luxury conveyance, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has extended its expertise to design a suite of elegant luggage to complement Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever created. The collection, conceived by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio led by Director of Design Giles Taylor, comprises two Grand Tourer valises, three Long Weekender bags and one Garment Carrier, meticulously designed to be housed in the luggage compartment of a Rolls-Royce Wraith. Like every Rolls-Royce motor car, they can be commissioned to the customer’s exacting specifications; particular attention to detail has therefore been paid to the area that most often comes into contact with the owner. This ensures the experience is an entirely effortless one.
The handles have been designed to ensure an even weight distribution, meaning no undue pressure is placed on the hand. An invisible stitch, a skill honed in the world of Haute Couture and used on the steering wheel of Wraith, has been applied to ensure a perfectly smooth and tactile finish.
The Wraith Luggage Collection consists of six pieces, each carefully considered to reflect the unparalleled design aesthetics of Rolls-Royce motor cars. The latest technologies and materials are blended with traditional crafts and techniques, leading to an elegantly executed and thoroughly contemporary luggage collection, designed exclusively for Wraith, the ultimate gentleman’s gran turismo.