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Inspired by Heritage

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Form and Function

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Event News

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California Dreamin’

BMW M1 Homage

SpadaConcept Codatronca

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Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance

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o mark the 30th anniversary of the BMW M1 super sports car, BMW Group Design is presenting homage to this legendary model as part of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2008. The BMW M1 designed by Giorgio Giugiaro was a car of superlatives and a highly emotive vehicle that was uncompromisingly primed for the race track. Spawning this development was the BMW Turbo by Paul Bracq, a revolutionary concept car that, in addition to its groundbreaking functional design, also boasted a raft of technical innovations. It is from these two unique vehicles that the BMW M1 Homage takes its cue—a design study that pays tribute to its forerunner models and an embodiment of the competence, creativity and potential of the BMW Group Design team. “For BMW, heritage is always also a living heritage. Drawing inspiration from your own past and thereby reinventing yourself that is exactly what the BMW M1 Homage demonstrates iin impressive style.” Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW Group Board Member, Development, explained. A particular forte of BMW Group Design is to draw on its own powerful history and actively feed this into the design of the future. The BMW M1 Homage is a design study in the tradition of a BMW Turbo that represents a contemporary take on the BMW M1 and the mid-engine concept. This tribute exhibits an emotional design that showcases technology and integrates it into the overall aesthetics of the vehicle. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este provides the perfect backdrop for the BMW M1 Homage. Here automotive beauties from the past meet the concept cars and design studies of the future. It is in this dynamic field of tension between past and present that the BMW Group Design team affords insights into its own perspective on a historically inspired automotive future. “For a company, as for a product, it is important to be aware of one’s roots. In the spirit of Giugiaro and Bracq, the BMW M1 Homage unites the BMW values of design and technology in a highly emotional and exciting interpretation, “ commented Christopher E. Bangle, Director Design BMW Group.



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inspired by heritage Unveiled at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2008 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary M1 by Giugiaro

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bmw The BMW M1 was an utterly uncompromising super sports car oozing passion; its forerunner, the BMW Turbo by Paul Bracq, displayed innovative technical solutions that found their expression in emotional design. It is precisely this blend of technology and design, rationality and passion that the BMW M1 Homage embodies. It presents an exciting and authentic interpretation of the BMW M1 and the mid-engine concept from a present-day perspective, and the legacy of the BMW M1 Homage is obvious at first glance. Unquestioningly, it takes up the graphic play of the hallmark BMW M1 colors black and orange and interprets them anew. The Liquid Orange paintwork exclusively developed for the BMW M1 Homage cites the classic BMW M1 color, yet surprises with its powerfully iridescent play of color and brilliant depth. It shapes the extrovert surface language and strikingly highlights the eloquent interplay of convex and concave surfaces. Mention the BMW M1, and another feature that immediately springs to mind is the characteristic twin logo at the rear, on the right and left edge above the tail lights. For BMW, this particular arrangement of its emblems has always signaled a mid-engined model. In the development stage of the BMW M1 this dual emblem was the first styling element to be approved even before the initial sketches were drawn. Likewise, it was confirmed from the outset that the BMW M1 Homage would feature the same twin badges. Other specific styling cues taken from the BMW M1 are the air vents in the bonnet and the

louvers on the rear windscreen, as well as the black cutline dividing the roofline from the rear section of the body. Overall, the exterior dimensions of the BMW M1 Homage are in keeping with those of the BMW M1; only the extended wheelbase indicates a larger passenger cell. Emotional design is the flashpoint between tradition and modernism. The BMW M1 Homage takes long familiar elements from the BMW Design repertoire, reinterprets them and couches them in a new context. Its design brings together past and present, expanding the observer’s perception through new design solutions that find their expression in typical BMW style. If the contrasting colors were a dominant design theme for the BMW M1, this contrast is perpetuated in the BMW M1 Homage through its surface styling. Familiar elements, such as the trademark proportions, are combined with new and exciting lines, surfaces and details to create an up-todate interpretation of the BMW M1, which remains to this day an extraordinary car. Shunning the strong wedge shape of other mid-engine cars, the BMW M1 Homage consciously opts for BMW’s characteristic proportions. A relatively long engine compartment, a clearly defined transition into the A-pillar and a stretched window line featuring the “Hofmeister” kink instantly give it away as a bona fide BMW. The horizontal flow of lines lowers the car’s visual center of gravity and lends it an air of sovereignty. Though the BMW M1 already boasted extremely harmonious and sporty proportions, its surface design was not yet an explicit styling issue and was dominated by highcontrast graphic themes. Today, however, next to the car’s proportions, it is primarily the unusual surface styling that determines the strong recognition value of a BMW model. For some years now, all BMW vehicles have exhibited a striking and unique design language. The sculpting of the surfaces demands substantial experience and craftsmanship at the highest level. Only through the combination of craft skills, state-ofthe-art technology and a sure sense of the personality of each BMW can designers and modelers achieve the overall sculptural effect that lends a BMW its unique character. The BMW M1 Homage systematically melds

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BMW M1 homage

For BMW, heritage is always also a living heritage. Drawing inspiration from your own past and thereby reinventing yourself that is exactly what the BMW M1 Homage demonstrates iin impressive style. the proportions and graphic themes of the BMW M1 with the surface language of the new BMW look a combination that imbues the vehicle with an exciting, sporty and authentic emotionality. The front-end styling of the BMW M1 Homage adopts many of the graphic design themes of the BMW M1: the contrast between the black, recessed surfaces and the car color, the small, squat kidney grille and the “invisible” headlamps. And yet the front of the BMW M1 Homage is an absolute novelty for BMW. Each element assumes a function: the hallmark twin kidney, for example, is not only a distinguishing feature of the BMW brand but combines aerodynamic, cooling-air routing and safety solutions. The design of the headlamps, meanwhile, is a new iteration of the retractable headlights of the BMW M1. Like the lamps on the historic model, those on the BMW M1 Homage are only visible when switched on. When not in use they are discreetly integrated into the front-end design and “disappear” into the recessed black cutline, almost like pop-up headlights. Along the side of the car all the lines, surfaces and details guide the eye from the front end along the stretched engine

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compartment and clearly defined A-pillars before converging at the center of the vehicle. Two expressive lines are drawn from the front along the flanks of the vehicle towards the engine compartment area. The flow of lines begins in a straight, disciplined fashion at the front end, lowering the optical center of gravity of the BMW M1 Homage and highlighting its low-slung stance. From the middle of the car, however, the lines break up. The power of the design is focused precisely where the power of the vehicle also lies at the engine. Strong, sensuous sweeping lines accentuate the car’s mid-engine concept, the design emphasizing the mechanics behind it, the engineering skills and the engine expertise of the BMW Group. The roofline of the BMW M1 Homage is flatly tapered, extending into and around the rear. In so doing it draws a continuous line and forms a link between the two sides of the car. It is on this line, above the taillights, that the hallmark twin BMW logo can also be found. The overall design is driven by functionality and each detail has its purpose. Aspects such as aerodynamics, cooling-air routing and safety lend the BMW M1 Homage technical substance and make it a genuine BMW. A telling symbol of this is the kidney grille design of the BMW M1 Homage, fulfilling as it does several functions at the same time. The twin kidney isn’t just a signature BMW

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feature, it is also part of the car’s honed aerodynamics: it guides the air to the engine cooling as well as constituting the front section of a crash box, similar to the monocoque chassis of a Formula One race car. Inspired by aircraft design, the car as a whole also boasts sophisticated air ducting through the body. For example, the cooling-air routing for the engine is positioned below the roofline, in the black recessed cutline along the side of the vehicle behind the window graphic. Small flaps and openings guide the air stream into the engine compartment to ensure an adequate supply of cooling air. “The BMW M1 Homage clearly manifests the creativity and potential of the BMW Design team. A project such as this is a valuable source of inspiration for our day-to-day work.” Explained Adrian van Hooydonk, Director Design BMW Automobiles. The BMW M1 Homage holds great significance for the BMW Group Design team, its genesis epitomizing both a living tradition and an innovative future. This vehicle is designed as a source of inspiration; it sets out to challenge us to question and rethink what we see around us. The BMW M1 Homage pays eloquent tribute to the BMW Turbo and the BMW M1, which in their design were well ahead of their time. Originally slated as “merely” a design study, their influence remains very palpable today - 30 years on.


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After three months of tests and trials, Spadaconcept has launched the production of its eagerly awaited supercar, the Spada TS Codatronca. The Italian design studio, Spadaconcept, is the brainchild of several notorious designers in the industry—Paolo Spada (former designer at Smart and Honda) together with his father Ercole, (former chief designer at Zagato and BMW), Domiziano Boschi (former Mc Kinsey) and Wojtek Sokolowski. With this car Spadaconcept cherishes and revives the important heritage of Ercole Spada and the philosophy, which characterized each of his creations. The company’s vision is centered on “functional design,” which, according to Ercole Spada, means allowing the functionality of an object to express itself through its shape. Following this unique vision, Spadaconcept came up with a genuinely ground breaking design—the bold and daring TS Codatronca. Far from creating a show car without rules, Spadaconcept worked with strict constraints in order to reach the quality standards of a niche, handcrafted production. With this new sport car, Spadaconcept aims at reviving the philosophy that inspired Ercole Spada’s past models, in an attempt to combine aesthetics with functionality and racing performances. This new model is the latest evolutionary step of the truncated tail – “coda tronca” in Italian. This aerodynamic shape, which Spada introduced with the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ, TZ1 and TZ2 in the 60’s, gives this new car unique and nimble lines that add an alluring lightness to the vehicle’s silhouette while improving performances. Spadaconcept maximizes performance by introducing aerodynamic lines that mould the vehicle’s lightweight, aesthetically beautiful exterior. The design results in an extremely 16

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stable and manageable car, able to achieve good racing performances by exploiting the power of its engine. Spada TX Codatronca has an original and nimble shape coupled with elegant interiors. The first version, named the TS (Turismo Sportivo), is a car with an engine of more than 600hp with race performances. Despite the fact that the focus at Spadaconcept wasn’t on “pure” power but rather on aerodynamics, lightness and handling, this car can still reach more than 340 km/h and complies with the FIA GT1 regulations. Care for environmental issues has resulted in SpadaVettureSport’s decision to add to the menu an ad hoc “converter kit,” which allows one to fuel the car with E85 green fuel. This green choice also yields a bit more performance from the engine. TS Codatronca, will be produced and marketed by SpadaVettureSport, a company created and controlled by Spadaconcept in collaboration with a team of selected technical, industrial and commercial partners. SpadaVettureSport has aggregated the highest profile resources around this project by establishing strategic alliances mainly with small firms located in the district of Turin with great past histories and amazing skills. These partners have great tradition and specialization


Spada TS Codatronca

The company’s vision is centered on “functional design”, which, according to Ercole Spada, means to allow functionality of an object to express itself through its shape.

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and allow SpadaVettureSport to combine the “best ofbreed” in technology with tradition and “saper fare” (Italian know-how). The industrial partner FS Group, a firm based near Turin, who has already realized prototypes for Mercedes, Smart, Range Rover, will craft the concept’s body using material supplied by Elantas Camattini, and PPG. The partner Italtecnica, a small firm located in Cambiano, near Turin—already involved in the tuning of ParisDakar and Le mans cars for Peugeot—will work on braking system, suspensions and engine upgrade. Finally, Turin based tuning specialist Saprco will supply seats and other interior items while Pirelli and OZ Racing will provide the vehicle’s tires and wheels. For the launch of this supercar, SpadaVettureSport has signed a co-branding and comarketing agreement with AZNOM, a small company based in Monza, that produces accessories and luxury items. AZNOM will realize and market a line of amenities with the Codatronca brand. The agreement signed by SpadaVettureSport and AZNOM has a long-term perspective and involves joint efforts to approach the market. The Codatronca TS version will make its world première next spring in Monte Carlo. According to SpadaVettureSport, the TS version is the first step and will be shortly followed by others like the TSS. The TSS version, Turismo Super Sportivo, is already undergoing testing at SpadaVettureSport and should be launched at the end of 2008. In order to realize these unique models, Spadaconcept and SpadaVettureSport have a manufacturing system in place that ensures each handcrafted vehicle possesses the quality and customization standard in their niche. Spadaconcept remains in the public eye because it focuses on the core of the business—consulting, design, and creation, but the innovative company moves forward by looking to the future. The company has started to explore new fields, especially bioethanol powered cars, and it is currently working in the development of an Environmental Friendly Vehicle (EFV). For more information see www.spadaconcept.com or www.spadavetturesport.com 18

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A Moving Experience he art that moves us. It’s at the Louvre in Paris. The Hermitage in St. Petersburg. The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City. And, at the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance in Rochester, Michigan. Where thousands and thousands gather each year to admire the art of sublimely beautiful classic vehicles. Spread across a canvas of rolling hills bathed in light and color, marked by strikingly creative shapes. Here art is a moving experience both literally and figuratively. Emotions stir as old friends toast one another at festive galas. Minds conjure up rich images of bygone eras. And, long-standing traditions are invigorated with modern flourishes as new generations of connoisseurs are welcomed. The car collector world has long marveled at this medium called Meadow Brook. It takes us back … and revs us up. In the 1920s, the first Concours d’Elegance was staged in France as a unique way for custom coachbuilders and couturiers to reach their elite clientele. In 2008, the Meadow Brook Concours is still an extravaganza of style for fun-loving fashionistas, yet no one would argue that the exquisite collector cars are the real stars. “Meadow Brook is a celebration of the power and beauty of the automobile,” says executive director Matthew de Larcinese, “and at this, the 30th annual event on the palatial grounds of Meadow Brook Hall, there are 225 reasons to celebrate.” The stellar marques featured at this year’s Meadow Brook Concours salute the work of true genius. Sleek, luxurious and rare, they remind us that feats of engineering and design can also be sights to behold. Let’s start with Ferrari, the end-all, be-all for countless aficionados. The 50s and 60s produced some of the most significant Ferraris in history. And, standouts from the 250 series, the 275 GTB series and the Superamerica series are well-represented at Meadow Brook. “Viva Ferrari,” proclaims event chairman Larry Smith. “Life in this fast lane has been ultra-exciting for over 60 years and this year’s Meadow Brook exhibit is a showcase of Ferrari innovation and performance.” Only 100 Bentley 8 litres were made in 1931 and an amazing five are at Meadow Brook in what is thought to be 20

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Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance the largest collection ever amassed. The 8 litre, not unlike other regal beauties, was designed as a halo vehicle. And, it wore the title well with its long wheelbase and innovative six cylinder engine. It is a rare opportunity when enthusiasts can peer under the hood of classics from the 30s. Which is what makes Meadow Brook’s suite of 16s so very special. A look inside these rarely attempted 16 cylinder V engines will be a glimpse into perfect balance and in one 1931 Marmon model, an all-aluminum, overhead valve engine. Honoring the centennials of both General Motors and the Ford Model T, Meadow Brook has lined up outstanding examples of motoring history. The GM display has a stunning array of concept cars from the secret “Studio X” of legendary designer, Bill Mitchell, including fabulous Corvettes. Attendees ccan see, too, highly significant Buick Riviera Silver Arrows and many other groundbreaking vehicles. And, paying tribute to the extraordinary influence of Henry Ford, Meadow Brook is delighted to welcome 12 very fine Model T’s, voted the “Car of the Century” by a panel of automotive journalists. And then there is the classy reunion of 1933s. It has been 75 years since these vehicles were first introduced. Pierce Arrow, Packard, Auburn, Nash and Franklin. These era-defining marques are converging at Meadow Brook from all over the United States. The fact is, on this day in August, the state of the art is Michigan. With names like Bugatti, Duesenberg, Rolls Royce and Porsche also on the Meadow Brook guest list, which includes an unprecedented display of Best in Show winners past and present, it is an impressive gallery. Concours Sunday remains the exclamation point to what has become one of the premier concours events in the world. But, to fully appreciate the experience that is Meadow Brook, is to revel in a long weekend of pure enjoyment. The variety of activities includes the wildly popular hangar party, RM auction festivities, an automotive art exhibit, a designer fashion show and historic races. And, for prancing horse enthusiasts, there is the Ferrari ride and drive as well as a Significant Ferrari discussion panel led by noted collector car expert Keith Martin. In addition, 2008 marks the debut of the exciting and one-of-akind Destination d’Elegance. “Beauty, design and style are quintessential Concours elements,” says de Larcinese, “And, this year, we’ve expanded upon these elements to include lifestyle experiences leading up to Concours Sunday that are intended to wow guests and create an experience they won’t soon forget.” Festive gatherings await guests who appreciate the good life and love to have a great time. Sampling wines from the best regions in the world. Enjoying delicious food. Mixing and mingling. Participat-

ing in live and silent auctions. Or, listening to live entertainment while dancing the night away. Set against the backdrop of Meadow Brook Hall, the 1920’s Tudor-revival mansion built by the widow of John Dodge, Destination d’Elegance guests can also enjoy taste treats at Bistro d’Elegance and buy that someone special something special from one of the merchants of distinction at Shoppes on the Green. Wine tasting may introduce guests to a delectable new vintage. The Ferrari seminar might pique new passions. Or, cooking demonstrations, led by a world-class chef, might inspire participants to try a new, healthy recipe or two. In any case, all the activities surrounding Meadow Brook’s exceptional exhibition have been designed to be singularly sensational and memorable for all. Since the very first Concours, many “parades of excellence” have been introduced to a public fascinated with fabulous cars and the finer things in life. In a world of many events that celebrate automobile artistry, the Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance remains a true original. For more information about “the art that moves us” as well as all the exciting things to do and see at the 30th Annual Meadow Brook Concours d’Elegance, visit www.mbconcours.org.

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Ferrari’s New California revealed: influenced by the V-12-engined 599 GTB Fiorano and the 612 Scaglietti, the aluminum-bodied California is the company’s first retractable hard top

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he first official photographs have been published of the Ferrari California, the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris that were launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and the more recent 430 Scuderia. It also flanks the flagship 612 Scaglietti in the prestige sporty Grand Tourer segment and gives the world yet another reason to want a horse in their garage. The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse’s 8-cylinder family. Defined by power and performance, the new California has quite the reputation to live up to, as almost all of its stable-mates have made history. In order to bring prestige and infamy to this model, the honored marque made sure to instill the new vehicle with Ferrari’s infamous spirit and innovation. To create the unique new model, the notorious design and manufacturer looked to the past for inspiration and the world today and tomorrow for guidance.

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The new Ferrari California will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in term of its superb vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure. In keeping with California’s laid back, life-loving atmosphere, the new model will be available exclusively as a convertible with a folding hard top. Owners will be able to enjoy either a top-down or top-up driving experience. Both chassis and bodywork are aluminum, in line with the rest of the current range. The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted for the first time in the marque’s history in the mid-front position. Such a change in engine layout may seem simple, but it forced engineers to rework the vehicle’s entire layout. Ferrari’s are known and coveted for their power and performance. To ensure that the car performs exactly as a Ferrari should, even under harsh driving conditions, the engineering and design team had to

scrupulously test the affect a new engine position would have on the vehicle’s performance. Weight, systems, and more were redesigned, repositioned, or completely redone in order to facilitate the massive modification. In addition to the major restructuring of the vehicle’s inner workings, Ferrari worked tirelessly on creating even more improvements. The new model also features several more innovations. Apart from its folding hard top, these include the original 2+2 concept, which guarantees exceptional versatility of use in the rear of the car. By changing the engine’s position, Ferrari may have gained—for the first time—usable area in the rear. The California’s 4,300 cc V8 engine features direct fuel injection and a “flat” crankshaft. It generates 460 CV at 7,500 rpm with a torque curve that enhances vehicle dynamics and provides maximum driving

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pleasure, which is typical for Ferrari. As per the traditional Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which, allows the Ferrari California to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds, will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that boosts the car’s performance while enhancing the vehicle’s response, improves ride comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2). The comfort is further enhanced by a new multilink rear suspension system. The Ferrari California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system, which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been further honed to suit the typical driving conditions expected for this new GT. Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material disks as standard guarantee superbly efficient braking. In addition to sporting the marque’s classic styling cues, the cabin has also been beautifully trimmed using quality materials by Ferrari’s own skilled artisans. New accessories and equipment, such quick specs as the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and infotainment notably,price the V12 flagship now boasts an electrochromic last year’s figure while the Middle East was up by 32.3%. The trend was na panoramic system, together with optimized aerodynamics ensure that this is roof, which covers the entire top of the cabin. This has the dual adpositive too, however, in more traditional markets such as the United engine 4.3 V8 a highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether vantage of giving occupants the feeling of driving along in a drop-top States (+7.7%), the United Kingdom (+8.2%) and Germany (+5.9%). Aspiration natural the top is up or down. whilst enjoying the comfort and safety of a coupé. However, this is no The new One-to-One Program ensures 2008 will be another re The Ferrari California is aimed at owners who desire a car, Valvetrain na ordinary panoramic roof. It is made from electrochromic glass, which cord year for Ferrari. Not only does the consumer get a 612 Scaglietti, which embodies everything the Prancing Horse represents in terms Transmission 7-speed can be changed at the touch of a button to adjust the levels of sunlight they get one created to their specifications that will reflect their perof sporty design and innovation, but also seek a car with greater 460 hp allowedhorsepower into the cabin. sonality. Before, only consummate and repeat buyers of the marque versatility than ever. The car will be officially unveiled to the public at weight na2,284 million had the ability to receive customized pieces from the iconic Maranello Last year, Ferrari’s revenues increased from the the Paris International Car Show. However, over the coming weeks, 4 seconds dollars 0-60 recorded in 2006 under to 2,633 million dollars, a jump of 15.3%. A factory. Now the rest of the world can have the experience of worknew photographs and further details about it will also be published. total oftop 6,465 speed road cars (track cars excluded) weren/a delivered to end ing with the automotive industry’s elite. Now having the car of your For more information, please visit www.ferrariusa.com or our site for clients, an increase of 14% on 2006. The emerging markets showed dreams isn’t just a dream. updated information on this new reveal. the strongest growth. Sales to the Asia-Pacific region rose by 47.2% on

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2004 Ferrari 360 Spider. This particular 360 Spider is red with black interior. Factory options include: F1 transmission; Red brake calipers; Scuderia shields; Challenge grille; 6 disc CD changer. Contact Sean at Steve Harris Imports 801-521-0340. www.ferrarisales.com

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2006 Ferrari 430 Spider. Classic Red with beige interior. Factory Options Include: F1 Transmission; Scuderia Shields; Red brake callipers; 6 Disc CD changer; Carbon Fiber interior trim; Red instrument panel; Daytona seats with black inserts; Electrically operated seats. Contact Sean at Steve Harris Imports 801-521-0340. www.ferrarisales.com

2006 Lotus Elise. This pre-owned Elise is just barely broken in and ready to be enjoyed by you! It is Chilli Red over Black interior. Contact Sean at Steve Harris Imports 801-521-0340. www.ferrarisales.com

1991 Porsche Turbo. Beautiful Red on Black Turbo in excellent condition! This car must be seen and driven to be fully appreciated. So don’t hesitate, act now! Contact Sean at Steve Harris Imports 801-521-0340.

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1992 Ferrari Mondial T Cabriolet. This Mondial is the best of the breed T Cabriolet. It is the traditional Red paint with very well kept Beige interior. Mechanically it is fresh from our service department where it underwent complete servicing. Contact Sean at Steve Harris Imports 801-521-0340. www.ferrarisales.com

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RARE 1997 DIABLO VT ROADSTER in Red with Ivory Leather and Red Piping! Only had 2 owners and driven only 23,500 miles. 5-Speed Manual V12 with 500hp. $167,750 Lamborghini Houston 866-289-7497 www.lamborghinihouston.com

2007 Lambroghini Gallardo Coupe E-gear in Pearl Orange over Black, only 2,782 miles. Heavily optioned with Grey Callisto Wheels, Fully Electric and Heated Seats, Transparent Engine Bonnet, Branding Package, Ceramic Brakes, Navigation, Coming Home Function, Dual color interior, Anti theft System, Rear View Camera, Bluetooth, Contrasting Orange Stitching, $184,950 Lamborghini Houston 866-289-7497 www.lamborghinihouston.com

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe Rosso Andromeda Red/Black and Tan leather interior with only 3,479 miles. Factory options include E-gear transmission, Branding package, Yellow brake calipers, Travel package, Coming Home package, Fully electric and heated seats, Dual color interior, Lifting system, Leather package II, Anti theft system, Rear view camera, Board computer and custom exterior color. $169,750 Lamborghini Houston 866289-7497 or www.lamborghinihouston.com. www.lamborghinihouston.com

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago E-Gear in the very bright Giallo Evros (Fly Yellow) over a special ordered 2-tone Black and Yellow leather and Black carpeting with just 5,745 miles. Black leather with Yellow Stitching is enhanced with Yellow leather seat inserts, door panel inserts, center console, lower dash section, and parking brake boot. $234,500 Lamborghini Houston 866-289-7497 www.lamborghinihouston.com

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2006 Ford GT in Centennial White Clear Coat/Ebony leather with just 2,266 miles!  Fully optioned, Lightweight Forged Aluminum Wheels, Red Painted Brake Calipers, and the $4,000 upgraded McIntosh Stereo System. Its supercharged 5.4L V8 produces a massive 550hp. 0-60 in 3.6 seconds and the top speed peakes at 205mph. Fully inspected in-house both mechanically and cosmetically. $184,500 Motorcars International 866-289-6740 or sales@motorcars-intl.com www.motorcars-intl.com

2005 Ferrari F430 F1 Coupe 1-Owner in Rosso Scuderia/Black Full Leather! Only 232 miles! F1 Transmission, Carbon Ceramic Brake System, Yellow Painted Brake Calipers, Scuderia Ferrari Shields on the fenders, High Power HiFi Sound with Subwoofer, Battery Charger with Prewiring, All Stitching in Yellow, Yellow Upper Steering Wheel Section, and other Special Features. $224,500 Motorcars International 866-289-6740. sales@motorcars-intl.com. www.motorcars-intl.com

2002 Lamborghini Murcielago Deep Blue Scuro over a Bianco Polar leather with Dark Blue Stitching, Upper Dash and Headliner, and Carpeting. This Murcielago has just 2,106 miles. A set of chrome plated Murcielago wheels highlight the exterior. $189,900 Motorcars International 866-289-6740. www.motorcars-intl.com

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago E-Gear in the very bright Giallo Evros (Fly Yellow) over a special ordered 2-tone Black and Yellow leather and Black carpeting with just 5,745 miles. Black leather with Yellow Stitching is enhanced with Yellow leather seat inserts, door panel inserts, center console, lower dash section, and parking brake boot. $234,500 Motorcars International 866-289-6740. www.motorcars-intl.com 34


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1985 Ferrari 288 GTO, 653 miles, perfect condition. Contact Rayda Sinni, Phone: 705-321- 7398 or Email: Rayda@thecarexperience.com www.thecarexperience.com

1954 Aston Martin DB2 /4 MK 1 cabriolet, Manual, Dark Blue / blue leather, older restoration, 3 L, Located in FranceContact Rayda Sinni, Phone: 705-321- 7398 or Email: Rayda@ thecarexperience.com www.thecarexperience.com

1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster, 13,608 miles, Blue Scuro (purple blue), Tan interior with blue piping, Located in Toronto / Canada, All service and records done at Lamborghini. Perfect condition, $255,000 Can. Contact Rayda Sinni, Phone: 705-321- 7398 or Email: Rayda@thecarexperience.com www.thecarexperience.com

1971 Dodge Charger Hemi, 1 of 71 built that year Red/Black (Ext) Black Leather (Int) Concourse Condition 165 miles since frame off restoration Not Original Engine. Auto Contact Rayda Sinni, Phone: 705-321- 7398 or Email: Rayda@thecarexperience.com www.thecarexperience.com 36


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2005 Maserati MC12. 498 miles. Converted and registered in the US. Brand new condition. Designed for high level road use, it can exceed 205 mph at full throttle, Designed to meet the specific needs and characteristics of a road-going Maserati, it also offers absolutely excellent drivability. There is exceptional harmony between the high tech-effect carbon features, the perforated leather trim and the stunning yet high-grip tough technical fabric too. Price: $1,450,000. Contact Rayda Sinni, Phone: 705-321- 7398 or Email: Rayda@thecarexperience.com

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2003 Ferrari Enzo! Rossa Corsa Red with Black Leather Interior! Very Low miles! The Ferrari Enzo is a 12-cylinder Ferrari Super Car named after the company’s founder, Enzo Ferrari. It was built in 2003 using Formula One technology, such as a carbonfiber body, F1-style sequential shift transmission, and carbon-ceramic brake discs. Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)588-6166. www.8887exotic.com

2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged! Black with White Leather Interior! Fully Loaded! This is the ultimate combination in Luxury and Performance. This Low Mile, 2006 Range Rover Supercharged still carries the balance of the 4 year/50,000 mile Land Rover Factory Warranty and is in Great Condition!! Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)5886166. www.8887exotic.com

1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback! Numbers Matching! This 1969 Shelby GT500 Fastback comes with the absolutely Flawless much desirable Grabber Yellow Paint with Black Leather Interior and Special BlackOut Hood Treatment! Only 16 were produced with this rare color! Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)588-6166. www.8887exotic.com

1970 Plymouth Superbird Roadrunner. Numbers Matching. This classic comes with the absolutely Flawless much desirable Hemi Orange Paint with Black Interior and Special Black-Out Hood Treatment. Only about 545 were produced with this rare color! Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)588-6166. www.8887exotic.com

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2008 Mercedes CL600 Carlsson V12 Bi-Turbo! Arctic White with New for 2008, Exclusive Black Nappa Leather Interior! 15 Miles! Fully Loaded! Contact Exotic Motorcars at (561)588-6166. www.8887exotic.com

2008 Mercedes S600 Carlsson V12 Bi-Turbo. New, Rare Black/Exclusive Black Nappa Leather Interior, 25 Miles, Fully Loaded, This Mercedes S600 Carlsson is the ultimate combination of hi-performance & luxury. Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)588-6166. www.8887exotic.com

2007 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S F77 Package. Carrara White/Special Sand Beige Leather Int., Sport Chrono Kit! This car has it all! Still under Full Porsche Factory 4yr/50,000mile warranty and has only 6 Miles! Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)5886166. www.8887exotic.com

2006 Spyker C8 Spyder. Pearl Yellow/Black Leather and Yellow Quilted Stitching!! Fully Loaded! Flawless Condition and is in Showroom Condition!! This Rare Exotic has Black Leather Interior with Yellow Quilted Stitching in the Seats and Dashboard to match the exterior. Contact Dennis at Exotic Motorcars at (561)588-6166. www.8887exotic.com

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2003 Ferrari Enzo. Yellow with Black leather interior. This low mileage example is just waiting to be driven by its new owner. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858-454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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2005 Porsche Carrera GT. Silver Tempest with black leather.2-door roadster with 5.7-liter, fuel-injected, DOHC, 605 HP V-10. 6-speed manual with a ceramic clutch. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858-454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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2006 Saleen S7. Red with Black interior. Allaluminum twin-turbo V-8 2V cam-in-block, 7.0-liter, forged alloy pistons, Saleen-designed high flow with merge collector incorporating dual exhaust, 6-speed short-throw manual. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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2006 Bugatti Veyron 16.4. The ultimate street car. Factory-specified performance of 0-62 mph of 2.5 seconds and a top speed of over 250 mph. It is in spectacular condition, as beautiful as the day it left the factory! Don’t delay if you wish to make this one yours! Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858-4541800. www.symbolicmotors.com 40


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2008 Bentley Continental Flying Spur. Silver Tempest with Beluga leather with dark-stained walnut veneer accents, 6.0-liter fuel-injected, DOHC, twin-turbocharged, 552 HP V-12 and 6-speed automatic with manual paddle overrides and AWD. New Vehicle. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858-454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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2008 Lamborghini Gallardo. Verde Ithaca with Black leather with Green piping and stitching. 6-speed E-Gear semi-automatic with AWD and traction control. New Vehicle. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. There is a lot of optional equipment on this Spyder: Balloon White paint, all reverse stitching, E-gear,Carbon Ceramic Brakes, Callisto Wheels, rear view video camera, and the carbon fiber package. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858-454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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1994 McLaren F1. Carbon Metallic, Dark Gray-Burgundy alcantara, 6.1-liter V-12, 627 hp, 6-speed manual. Call Symbolic Motor Car Company at 858-454-1800. www.symbolicmotors.com

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The Carlisle Auction Group Offers Special Sneak Peek into Early Consignments The third annual Fall Carlisle Auction will take place on October 3rd-4th 2008 at the Carlisle Expo Center in Carlisle Pennsylvania. The Carlisle Auction group hosts three auctions annually and these events are emerging as the enthusiasts choice of automotive auction offerings because of the variety and reasonable reserves associated with the classic and collector vehicles being offered. In 2008 the general consignment fee was lifted for the

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Spring, Corvette and Fall Auctions. This change to the auction business structure will be an industry first, designed to create a buzz in which to break through the now saturated collector car auction market. Three cars that will be available at the 2008 Carlisle Fall auction are very unique to the Carlisle Auction inventory and the Carlisle Auction Group would like to offer a preview of this group of high end custom cars. A Nissan Skyline R34


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sedan, 1997 Mitsubishi FTO and the famous Turtle Wax 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS are being previewed to add to the excitement of The Fall Carlisle Auction by including these rare consignments. Tjin Edition Nissan Skyline R34 Sedan: This is the only Nissan Skyline R34 Sedan in the United States. Designed and customized by Neil Tjin and featured as one of the vehicles on the Neil Tjin Tour this Nissan Skyline R34 Sedan has 12 kilometers on the odometer-and has been featured on more than a dozen magazine covers. This car is considered the ‘holy grail’ of import cars because of its uprgrades, the Skyline’s only stock items are the roof and front doors. 1997 Mitsubishi FTO: Owned by a judge for the National Custom Car Association (NCCA), this Mitsubishi FTO is the only one of its kind in the country and has been customized with the utmost of care and attention to detail. The FTO is the Japanese version of the Eclipse, and this FTO is equipped with Custom fabricated flares, wheels, D2 Racing coilovers and carbon fiber work found throughout the interior. Under the hood is even more impressive with a custom NX setup, custom-fabricated turbo kit and a massive front mount Bell intercooler. Most people have never even seen a car like this before unless they have made a trip to Japan and this is the opportunity to own this rare Mitsubishi FTO.

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The Tibaldi Continental Edition

eralded Italian pen maker Tibaldi is honored to introduce their newest

Continental Collection writing instrument is engineered to fit seamlessly into

line of fine writing instruments with long-standing partner in luxury

each Continental vehicle. Available in a vibrant array of Bentley Motors colors

Bentley Motors, the new Continental Collection. New for 2008, the

such as Beluga, Silver Tempest, Cumbrian Green, Silverlake, and Dark Sapphire,

special limited-edition Tibaldi Continental Collection was carefully conceived to

each Tibaldi Continental Collection pen barrel and cap boast knurled bands re-

respect the striking acclaim Bentley Motors’ cadre of ultra-exclusive Continental

flecting the design of the switchgear found in their interiors. Rich details such

vehicles received with the GT, Flying Spur, Convertible GTC, and Speed editions.

as knurling, a characteristic technique well-known by Bentley enthusiasts, is

Handmade in exquisite detail, Tibaldi Continental Collection pens provide new

echoed on areas of the Tibaldi Continental Collection pens requiring holding or

and existing Bentley owners with a refined writing instrument made in the tradi-

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tion of unflinching quality the legendary factory in Crewe is accustomed.

“Tibaldi is proud to continue producing bespoke writing instruments pay-

tion, including a delicately engraved retaining clip on the cap prominently featur-

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world,” says Giuseppe Aquila, Chief Executive Officer of Tibaldi Pens. “Working

for the pen collection also evokes vehicles’ center armrest while providing an

together with one of Bentley’s most talented designers, the Tibaldi Continental

exclusive compartment for Tibaldi Continental Collection pens to be perfectly

Collection was created to serve as a luxurious accessory for Bentley owners.

stowed. As with all Tibaldi pens, each exceptional writing instrument is made

Tibaldi took great care in producing a special pen that not only complimented

from the finest materials available in the world, blending the classical crafts-

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manship of centuries past with the cutting-edge technologies of today. Tibaldi’s

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Continental edition hand crafted from aluminum and finished with a lacquered

paint, a key component in Bentley automobiles to reduce weight.

The Continental tradition began nearly half a century ago when Bentley

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roller ball pens as well as mechanical pencils, all available at Bentley Motors

ued most recently with new introductions of sleekly-styled, immaculate Conti-

dealers across the world and fine pen dealers. The collection will be limited to

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999 pieces in each of the four respective categories mentioned above.

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in their newest exclusive pen collection, Tibaldi went to one of the premiere

Roller ball pens are available for $1,700 ( U.S. ). Ball point pens retail for $1,400

sources of their inspiration, Bentley Motors Interior Designer, Robin Page.

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motorcycle arley-Davidson is renowned for cycles that embody the American Spirit. So when the motorcycle manufacturer entered the performance arena in 2002 with the VROD, some of the diehard enthusiasts were a bit hesitant. The cycle world’s reluctance to accept a new breed of Harley didn’t last though, and the all-new VRSCX Night Rod lives up to its short, but impressive, ancestry. The past several years, the motorcycle industry has seen a switch in the public’s purchasing patterns. New riders are no longer choosing cruisers—Harley’s specialty—they’re choosing high performance street bikes. To compete, the iconic manufacturer decided to delve into alien territory with the first VROD. It bridged the gap between “Made in the USA” and technology from afar. It was the perfect solution, and yet, extremely unexpected from a brand most associated with classic Fat Boys and cruiser hogs. Harley-Davidson proved it’s sometimes better to be surprised. The VROD combined the allure of owning an American made Harley with the speed and performance of an import. It was lithe, powerful and yet carried itself with the same panache as its siblings. The VROD

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still growled like a beast, but with poised restraint. It simply looked hungry for speed, and the cycle world took notice. Since its release, it’s become a legend in the Harley-Davidson lineup, and the new incarnation doesn’t disappoint. The new 2008 VRSCDX Night Rod definitely complements the VROD lineup and adds a little extra. This time, Harley has enhanced the cycle’s animalistic aesthetics. Swathed in black, the new Night Rod looks like a feline ready to take on its prey. Even when still, it’s a fierce specimen and could interest any rider—even the most devout of import riders—which was Harley-Davidson’s goal. The athletic machine is powered by a liquid-cooled Revolution VTwin 1250cc motor, which produces 125 horsepower at 8250rpm and 85 ft. lbs. of torque at 7000rmp. Harley’s signature engine roar coming from the svelte steel black beast forces one to pause and take notice. It leaves one asking, “A Harley--That looks like that?” The strong, slender steel frame features drag-style handle bars, a round reflector-optic headlight, a color-matched speed screen visor, black machine slotted disc cast aluminum wheels (18-inch rear and 19-inch front), and the purring power plant is powder-coated in black to match the rest of the cycle’s dark, sinister appearance. With a 25.2-


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“Club Aston” presented by Galpin Motors’ Premier Collection is a superb 3,700-square foot exotic showcase for its exclusive Aston Martin line of luxury autos that transforms the automotive purchase into a unique experience. The one-of-a-kind private club is appointed with amenities that rival the best social clubs in Los Angeles. “Club Aston” will quickly become the next elite place to meet and be seen. Entrance is limited as it will only be granted to those in search of a new luxury ride. Designed by Robert Plant of Ortiz/Plant of Laguna Beach under the direction of Galpin Vice President and Chief Designer Beau Boeckmann, Club Aston is an exclusive retreat that just happens to also house some of the world’s most exclusive vehicles. Key design cues were influenced by 60’s and 70’s British and American spy epics. “We have created an elite, chic and stylish atmosphere for our Aston Martin buyers and owners,” says Boeckmann. “We wanted the space to reflect a fabulously furnished penthouse that is formal, yet relaxing, and completely in keeping with the lifestyle and demands of the typical Aston Martin customer.” The ambience and mystique begins at the Club Aston entry rotunda, hidden in Galpin’s Premier Collection facility. Like many exclusive clubs, the entrance is discreetly disguised to maintain its exclusivity and allure. Behind the curved, sliding stainless steel door, which can be accessed only via a special key card, visitors will find a floor of perforated stainless steel panels with polished granite inserts, red leather-covered walls and a perforated stainless steel ceiling that sets the stage for the luxury that is about to unfold. Entering the main lounge, with floors of Italian Travertine and deep pile carpets, guests find themselves surrounded by walls covered in sensuous Ro60

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Club Aston The ambience and mystique begins at the Club Aston entry rotunda, hidden in Galpin’s Premier Collection facility. Like many exclusive clubs, the entrance is discreetly disguised to maintain its exclusivity and allure. manoff Suede, punctuated by travertine accent panels. Plush sofas and wing chairs create a relaxing environment and a comfortable area to reflect on the granite turntable with stainless steel columns and billowing curtains that barely conceals an Aston Martin model, which rotates seductively under backlit theatrical lighting, creating a mesmerizing effect. Club Aston provides a discreet, peaceful escape for visitors, with a fireplace that creates an intimate ambience and a plasma screen wall unit that keeps track of world news, stock prices and sporting events. Cabinets figured in Anigre veneer and burl wood panels with granite tops surround a fully appointed burl wood bar area which provides a variety of refreshments for patrons while they peruse the display shelves of custom appointments from which they can create an individualized Aston Martin interior. To one side a sliding stainless steel door swings open to reveal the Club Aston Vault, with its travertine floors and walls of complementary Venetian plaster and clear glass panels, where additional Aston Martin models are on display for patrons to inspect at their leisure. A special staircase, with rolled aluminum wave panels at the ceiling, mirrored wall panels and travertine treads, leads guests to and from Club Aston and the service drive area. This second hidden entrance allows clients to enter and leave the facility unobserved, and to drop off or collect their vehicles without accessing the adjoining

Galpin Motors’ showroom areas or venturing outside in the event of inclement weather. “I do not believe there has ever been a facility like this in the retail automotive world,” says Boeckmann. “ With Club Aston we have launched a new frontier in automotive retailing; one that recreates the elegance and luxury of an Aston Martin in the surroundings in which it is displayed, while generating a new level of sophistication for the world’s most discriminating automotive customers.”

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Maserati Lamp Maserati has teamed up with Lumina in bringing us an exciting combination of design and technology in the new Maserati Lamp. Great attention is paid to every detail in the best “made in Italy” tradition of quality craftsmanship. This exclusive lamp exhibits traditional forms in the style of Maserati to create a piece that is timeless and prestigious. Inspired by the grille of the Quattroporte, the Maserati Lamp is made from sheet metal backed with opaline glass etched with the grille design through which light shines. By touching the trident, you can switch the lamp on or off, or dim the light. The Maserati Lamp is made for indoor lighting, available in both table and floor standing versions, in stainless steel, white opaline glass and white polycarbonate. Sensor dimmer available for both versions. www.maseratilamp.com

Porsche Wireless Racing Wheel After seven years of laborious efforts, Fanatec has finally come up with a racing wheel that is worthy of Porsche’s official seal of approval. The wheel is an original reproduction of a 911 leather steering wheel, giving gamers a true Porsche feel. This setup also includes authentic wireless pedals with clutch and soft-stop brake with 6+1 speed H-pattern and sequential gear shifts. To top things off, it also has 3 force feedback motors and a key-shaped 1GB memory stick. The Porsche Wireless Racing Wheel is compatible with PC and Playstation 3. $349.00 • www.fanatec.com

ESPN Consumer Products, in conjunction with tvCompass, a provider of digital media solutions, announced the release of ESPN The Ultimate Remote. This internet-connected Wi-Fi device delivers advanced home theater control plus access to the internet world. The Ultimate Remote also offers location-free setup with pre-programmed device codes for multiple equipment types and a PC is not required. Its 2.2” QVGA display is great for menu navigation, on-screen TV listings, real-time sports updates (from ESPN, of course), and weather updates, text messaging, and more. Familiar phone style navigation and menus makes it very user-friendly. $300.00 • wwww.espnremote.com

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Bose Media System Bose has designed a simple, yet unique automotive audio system that goes beyond conventional thinking. The new Bose® Media System will be customized for each model vehicle, from circuitry to the placement of high-performance speakers. Some of its features include a customized 5.1-channel surround sound Bose audio system, XM satellite radio, multi-format disc player, uMusic® intelligent playback system, 30-gigabyte/200 hour hard-drive capacity, navigation system, Bluetooth® device scanning and pairing, iPod® connectivity, with access via system display, and a USB 2.0 input for portable media. Currently, this system has only been suited up for the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, but will be available in other makes and models soon. www.bose.com

Jaeger LeCoultre AMVOX 3 Tourbillon GMT for Aston Martin

Once again, Jaeger LeCoultre and Aston Martin have created another super limited AMVOX series watch, the AMVOX 3 Tourbillon GMT. This limited timepiece features a large 44mm case made of ceramics and 18Kt rose gold highlights with double sapphires. And, unlike the previous two AMVOX watches, the AMVOX3 features the automatic JLC caliber 988 tourbillon movement which displays whether it is AM or PM and has a power reserve of 48 hours. Dual time zones are also indicated by an additional hour hand. Only 300 units will be made. www.jaeger-lecoultre.com

Klipsch Palladium P-39F Floor-Standing Speakers by BMW Group Designworks USA Klipsch and BMW Group Designworks USA have paired up to develop the speaker company’s new flagship Palladium™ P-39F floor-standing speaker deemed to be a universal masterpiece of sound and design. Finished in a horizontal zebra-grain veneer, the cabinet stands almost five-feet high and encases Klipsch’s hallmark horn-loaded technology, which delivers a staggering audio experience with high sensitivity and extremely low distortion. The metallic horn is recessed into the top of each cabinet in a jewel-like setting. Meanwhile, the low frequency drivers are concealed below, all atop a brushed aluminum base. Priced at around $15,000 per pair. Shipping to the U.S. will begin this summer to specialty retail stores. www.klipsch.com/palladium luxuryautodirect.com

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lfa Romeo unveiled its new models to the world at the Geneva Auto Show. Following the Alfa 159 and Brera in 2005, the 159 Sportwagon and Spider in 2006, and its Personalization Program “Alfa Unica” in 2007, is the alluring Alfa 8C Spider. Undisputed center stage on the stand, this new car inherits its coupe sibling’s winning formula that shook the motoring world. Designed by Alfa’s Centro Stile with a production limited to 500 cars, this new open top immediately has that unmistakable “Italian elegance”, a unique and inimitable style that is typical of Alfa Romeo heritage.

Under the hood is a powerful 8 cylinder 4.7 litre engine producing 450 HP, matched with a 6 speed robotic gearbox. The new Alfa 8C Spider is truly beautiful, powerful and rock solid, where its gracious lines and dimensions gel perfectly with tAlfa Romeo engineering and drive-ability. Needless to say, alongside this attractive Spider is the Alfa 8C Competizione, the epitome of Alfa Romeo’s innovation in the fields of engines and engineering, heightened competitiveness and continuous technological research.

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mercedes-benz he AMG Performance Studio has developed a new limited edition vehicle, the exclusive SL 63 AMG Edition IWC. Limited to a total of 200 cars, the new roadster features an eye-catching Designo Magno Kashmir white finish as well as an AMG Exterior Carbon package with a matte surface. In keeping with the exterior appearance, the vehicle’s interior is fitted with Carbon matte trim as well as Tobago Brown Nappa leather upholstery that creates additional visual and tactile highlights. In addition, the vehicle features the AMG Performance package to ensure unparalleled handling. All SL 63 AMG Edition IWC vehicles will be delivered to customers along with an exquisite “Grosser Ingenieur”(Great Engineer) watch from the renowned Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen. The SL 63 AMG Edition IWC will be the first vehicle to be offered with the all-new Designo Magno Kashmir white finish. An interesting contrast to this color is formed by the components with a Carbon matte finish: the trailing edge, the diffusor insert in the lower back panel, and the side air vents on the front apron. In stylistic sync with these components is the Carbon matte trim on the center console and the interior door panels. They are harmoniously augmented by the Tobago Brown Nappa leather upholstery on the electronically adjustable AMG sports seats. The seats feature multi-contour and memory functions, heating, an AMG specific perforation pattern, a special design, and AMG badges. The vehicle’s limited edition status is discreetly emphasized by black AMG floormats with Tobago Brown leather piping,

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RARE CONCEPT CAR TO DEBUT AT RM AUCTIONS‘ MONTEREY EVENT one-of-a-kind 1957 Chrysler Diablo concept car handcrafted by Ghia will steal the spotlight at Monterey’s famed classic car weekend this August as it crosses the RM Auctions block. Considered the most valuable concept car of the late 1950s, the revolutionary Diablo will be the star attraction of RM Auctions’ multimillion dollar Sports & Classics of Monterey event, to be held August 15th and 16th in downtown Monterey , California . Conceived by Chrysler’s design head, Virgil Exner, arguably America ’s most influential stylist, this rare example was built by Italian coachbuilder Ghia on a 1955 Chrysler 300 series chassis. A featured concept car for the 1957 US auto show circuit, the car is one of the largest and most impressive concept cars ever built, stretching an impressive 22 feet in length. 72

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In 1957, the Diablo was Chrysler’s star concept car of the year. With an investment from Chrysler of over $250,000, the Diablo was showcased to the public at the 1958 Chicago Auto Show, before being returned to Ghia in Italy for their corporate promotion. The car eventually found its way back to the United States and has been under the careful care of its current owner for over 25 years. The sale of this important American concept will be accompanied by extensive documentation, detailing its history and restoration. The ultra-rare Diablo will join several other European styled sports and racing cars and several classic American luxury automobiles at RM Auctions’ world-renowned Monterey auction. “We have assembled the greatest collection of sports and classic cars ever brought together on the Monterey Peninsula ,” said Ian Kelleher, Managing Director of RM Auctions. “The Diablo is simply the holy


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grail of all concept cars in its era. Its upcoming auction in Monterey has received considerable international interest due to its rarity and the fact that concept cars are a featured highlight of this year’s world famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,” he added. The Diablo has been an attraction at such prestigious museums as the Cleveland Auto and Aviation Museum , the Petersen Automotive Museum and Chicago ’s Museum of Science and Industry, as well as at such events as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and New York ’s Louis Vuitton Classic. Adding to its fascinating history, the 1957 Diablo nearly sealed its fate along with the legendary Chrysler Norseman, when it was scheduled to be shipped aboard the ill-fated Andrea Doria. Luckily, for dream car enthusiasts, last minute work delayed its shipment, preserving it for the enjoyment of future generations. “Our Monterey sale marks the

first time the Diablo has been offered at auction, making for an exclusive ownership opportunity,” added Kelleher. RM Auctions’ Sports & Classics of Monterey will be held August 15th and 16th at the Portola Hotel and Spa and Monterey Conference Center , in Monterey , CA. Coinciding with the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, this event has and will continue to attract thousands of automobile enthusiasts and participants from around the world. Admission to the Sports & Classics of Monterey is $40 per person, with children 12 and under admitted free of charge. An auction catalog is available for an additional $100 U.S. , including shipping and handling within North America. For further information, call (800) -211-4371 or visit www.rmauctions.com

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refining a T-REX ver since its launch in 1994, the T-REX has caught numerous glances and has impressed many by its unique character. Within the world of light vehicles, it has entered the icon level. Johnathan Cote, a young industrial designer working at Morelli Designers has designed a new T-Rex. Known for his Electrical Mini School Bus presented in Detroit in 2007 during the Michelin Challenge Design, he has chosen to update the brand by proposing a new concept. While respecting the T-Rex’s DNA, this remodeling offers refreshing new lines and added new assets. Overall, the beauty of this design

imparts elegance and refinement worthy of the best sports cars. The soul of the T-Rex still emanates from the recessed headlights, the lateral and above seats air in-takes and, the ailerons. Two windshield versions are proposed: raised or F1 style. Several storage areas were integrated in the vehicle. A special attention was set on improving luggage space by blending it into the vehicle’s outline. On the other hand, for those who don’t want luggage on their racing car, two lateral caches were built-in. A small storage space at the front may be used for your briefcase and two smaller glove compartments were cleverly fit underneath the security arches.

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