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Ultimate Package Brabus SLR McLaren Tender Package

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Fast Cat

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Festivals of Speed

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Tailored Dreams

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Bird of Prey

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Unique Beauty

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Hard-core Vette

2008 Jaguar XKR-S

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The “tender to the SLR” in the white BRABUS fleet is the BRABUS ULTIMATE 112. It represents the ideal complement for city driving.

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brabus Tender Package

rabus brings the crisp, clean lines of the yachting industry into the automotive world with An idea their SLR McLaren roadster and the ultimate city sports car Brabus ULTIMATE 112, both with absolutely identical snow white paint and equipment. The sportiest drop-top Mercedes of all time, the SLR McLaren Roadster, is fitted by Brabus with more than just a top-quality white carbon-fiber skin. The exterior is treated to an aerodynamics update, engine tuning and custom-tailored 20-inch wheels, which further optimize handling and performance, and the interior adds even more touches of exclusivity. The tuning kit for the 5.5-liter supercharged engine consists of special camshafts and a fuel-cooling system. Power output increases by 24 hp / 18 kW to 650 hp (641 hp SAE net) / 478 kW at 6,500 rpm. Brabus also offers a special clutch-type limited-slip differential with a locking rate of 40 percent for the SLR. It optimizes traction and thus acceleration performance further: The tuned SLR Roadster rockets from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 337 km/h (211 mph). To give the SLR an even more striking appearance while at the same time reducing lift on the front axle, the Brabus designers have developed a front spoiler that is attached to the stock bumper. This aerodynamics component was optimized in the wind tunnel. It is made from exposed carbon fiber, making it especially light and extremely robust. The rear apron is upgraded with a Brabus diffuser, also made from exposed carbon fiber, to replace its production counterpart. The sportier appearance of the SLR Roadster is further characterized by the Brabus Monoblock VI 20-inch Platinum Edition wheels that fill out the wheel arches perfectly. The fully polished three-piece wheels with six double spokes are mounted on the sports car in size 9.5 x20 in front and in size 11.5 x20 on the rear axle. Thanks to their high-tech design—that features a forged aluminum rim and a billet aluminum center—the Brabus 20-inch wheels are lighter than the 19-inch turbine-design wheels optionally available for the SLR ex factory. Exclusive Brabus cockpit design is characterized by precision down to the last detail. The company-own upholstery shop created a striking combination of lipstick-red leather and black Alcantara. The waffle-pattern stitching of the SLR luxuryautodirect.com

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brabus leather footwells alone - a special Brabus exclusive - uses some 7,800 meters of the finest red thread. The sport steering wheel for the SLR is a sporty and highly functional Brabus option. The wheel has a flattened bottom for easier entering and exiting and provides optimal grip with its combination of perforated leather and Alcantara. The Brabus steering wheel features buttons integrated into the spokes for manually shifting the gears of the SLR’s automatic transmission without taking the hands off the wheel. Sporty Brabus carbon-fiber applications for dashboard, center console and door trim transfer the racing look of the Brabus exterior components into the interior. The interior components are made from exposed carbon-fiber and can be colorcoordinated with the leather color upon customer request. The “tender to the SLR” in the white Brabus fleet is the Brabus ULTIMATE 112. It represents the ideal complement for city driving. The drop-top two-seater is built based on the latest smart fortwo Cabrio. In addition to its special paint—identical to the SLR—the ultimate city sports car features a muscular body kit with front spoiler, rocker panels and Brabus Widestar fender flares front and back. With these modifications, the ULTIMATE 112 offers the perfect platform for the powerful Brabus three-cylinder turbo engine. It produces a maximum power output of 112 hp (110 hp SAE net) / 82.4 kW at 5,600 rpm. Even more important for everyday driving is the peak torque of 150 Nm, available on a plateau from 3,330 to 3,900 rpm, an exceptional figure for a car in its class. Shifting in the Brabus ULTIMATE 112 is done either automatically or the sporty F1-way with shift paddles on the ergonomically shaped Brabus sport steering wheel. With sprint

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price Package $1.1 million engine 5.5 liter V12 Aspiration supercharged ValVetrain SOHC Transmission 5-Spd auto horsepower 650 hp weight n/a 0-60 3.6 seconds top speed 209 mph times from 0 – 60 km/h (38 mph) of 3.9 seconds, 9.5 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 170 km/h (106 mph) the snow-white roadster is the ultimate city sports car and thus the optimal “tender to the SLR.” The car’s performance is accompanied acoustically by the sounds of the Brabus stainless-steel sport exhaust with its characteristic dual cast aluminum tailpipes. Exquisite highlights also abound in the interior of the ULTIMATE 112: Like its big brother its interior is upholstered in a combination of especially soft and breathable lipstick-red Brabus Mastik leather and black Alcantara. Embossed Brabus emblems are part of the exclusive concept—as are accents such as speedometer, tachometer and clock, instrument bezels, dashboard trim, turn signal lever and door handles, all color-coordinated with the exterior color. Stainless-steel foot pedals with rubber pads and an aluminum shifter and emergency brake lever add a bit of racing atmosphere.


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Jaguar XKR-S

he Jaguar XKR-S: a lightweight sports coupe that takes the Jaguar sports car experience to a new level. As the fastest production XK to date, it delivers a combination of high-speed performance, dynamic excellence and crafted luxury that is unique to Jaguar. Powered by Jaguar’s acclaimed 4.2-liter V8 supercharged engine, it has been developed for the true Jaguar enthusiast. It is faster and more agile than the XKR, yet retains Jaguar’s signature elegance and quality. Sharing the XKR’s highly advanced lightweight aluminum body architecture, the high performance of the XKR-S is made totally accessible by the enormous reserves of the 4.2-liter all aluminum four-cam supercharged V8’s 420bhp (SAE) and 560Nm of torque. With recalibrated engine management, the XKR-S reaches an electronically limited top speed of 174mph (280kph) – 19mph (30kph) faster than the XKR. This additional performance is made accessible by improved aerodynamics (reduced drag and lift) and unique suspension set-up. Using the same set-up as the XKR, the new XKR-S fea-

tures the class-leading six-speed sequential automatic transmission. It is the ultimate in driving refinement and features the option of ultra-fast manual shifts via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifts. The latter option results in some of the fastest shifting transmissions in the world with shift times measured in milliseconds. To match its increased performance, the XKR-S adopts the most powerful brakes on any Jaguar production model, plus extensive changes to its suspension and steering to provide further enhanced ride and handling characteristics without compromising comfort. Jaguar’s Special Vehicles team developed this high-performance braking system in partnership with British competition brake specialist Alcon, which supplies the stopping power for some of the fastest cars in the world. The brakes were perfected over thousands of miles of testing on some of Europe’s most demanding roads, and by Jaguar’s engineering team at the Nurburgring in Germany. The XKR-S Alcon R Performance braking system features 400mm diameter discs on the front and 350mm discs at the

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quick specs price to be announced engine V8 Aspiration Supercharger ValVetrain DOHC Transmission 6 speed auto horsepower 420 hp weight 3671lbs 0-60 5.1 seconds top speed 175 mph

rear. Each disc is radially ventilated for maximum cooling and to resist fade even under the hardest use; the brake system is the perfect companion to the XKR-S’s increased top speed. The Alcon R performance brake package uses lightweight monobloc six-piston calipers at the front and four-piston calipers at the rear – each caliper finished in a distinctive red and carrying the R logo. The XKR-S coupe’s dynamic balance focuses on achieving an even more sporting character while retaining the supple ride comfort of the XKR. Its blend of control and refinement begins with the extremely stiff all-aluminum body structure, and a re-tuning of the XKR’s all-wishbone suspension. The XKR-S features new springs, new anti-roll bars and unique dampers. All of the major suspension parameters are recalibrated, and the XKR-S uses Jaguar’s proven Computer Active Technology Suspension (CATS) with unique tuning. The limited edition coupé, swathed in Ultimate Black, is identified by the unique XKR-S badge on the rear of the car. The exterior of the XKR-S has been subtly enhanced to make it recognizably different without being overstated. Another significant element in the revised handling package is that the ride height of the XKR-S has been reduced by 10mm compared with that of the XKR, and the XKR-S sits on unique, lightweight 20-inch Vortex forged alloy wheels with bespoke tires. That naturally makes the XKR-S look lower and even more sporting than its brethren, but it has a number of other distinguishing details. It features a new front aerodynamic splitter, side sill extensions, revised rear spoiler and rear diffuser panel, with contrasting 18

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finishes to details such as the front mesh grille, power vents, sills and rear diffuser panel. The XKR-S has an Active Exhaust System, which is specifically tuned to ensure quiet, refined high-speed cruising while producing a much more hard-edged and sporting V8 sound under hard acceleration – not over loud, but full of performance character. While the mechanical specification and the exterior revisions are driven largely by performance and dynamic enhancement, the interior changes reflect Jaguar’s vision of the XKR-S as an uncompromisingly luxurious sports car. The full soft grain leather trim is finished in Charcoal with Ivory twin-needle contrast stitching, with leather wrapping the seats, instrument panel top, center console, inner door panels and rear side panels. This is complemented by Piano Black veneer, Charcoal Alston luxury headlining, plus a revised instrument cluster - calibrated to accommodate the higher top speed - with XKR-S branding. The contrast-stitched leather trimmed steering wheel, alloy and leather gear selector with alloy surround, bright aluminum pedals, and XKR-S branded head-restraints, tread-plates and carpet mats further set the tone for this very special interior. On sale in Summer 2008 and limited to just 200 cars in European markets only, the XKR-S is an even more driver-focused sports grand tourer than the XKR. For more information on the exclusive XKR-S, please visit www.jaguar.com.


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he City of St. Petersburg will played host to a gathering of the world’s most exotic cars, motorcycles, aircraft and watercraft on March 28th and 29th. Over 200+ vehicles were on display. The Festivals of Speed, now in it’s Fifth year took take place over two days. Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th. Friday saw a Luxury Lifestyle Jet Port Reception and Sunday featured a display of 200+ exotic automobiles, motorcycles & watercraft displayed throughout the grounds of North Straub Park and the marina. The Friday evening Jet Port Reception took place in a massive 20

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aircraft hanger amidst a fabulous display of aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles & race boats. Both vintage and contemporary aircraft attended. Examples included a Gulf stream G5, a vintage Beech 18 with leather and alligator interior, a Piaggio P-180 painted in Ferrari motif, a Legacy, two Falcon 50’s, Cessna 400 as well as models from many other manufacturers. Vehicles on display included, Bugatti Veyron, Audi R10, Audi R8, Ferrari Enzo, Maserati MC 12, Spyker, Rolls-Royce Drop head Coupe, and multiple other rare examples. Guests enjoyed a premium brands open bar, themed food stations, silent auction benefiting All Children’s Hospital, displays of luxury products, smooth jazz and more.


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The weekend continued on Saturday with an incredible display of 200+ exotic cars, motorcycles and watercraft placed for display in the park overlooking the turquoise waters of Tampa Bay. Vehicles included models from Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Maybach, Aston-Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Ducati, Bimota, Donzi and many others. A must see was the experimental high speed watercraft called “Sea Phantom”. Rare automotive examples included the Bugatti Pur Sang, one of only five to be made, the 2002 Ferrari Formula One, World Champion car driven by Michael Schumacher, a 1930 Bentley 4.5 litre Vanden Plas Tourer, two “One off” Ferrari’s in triple white and a host of others. The Festivals of Speed allowed attendees to stroll the grounds while enjoying exciting culinary delights and fine wines offered by onsite cafes. This year the event paid tribute to Lamborghini’s 45th anniversary. Lamborghini, Chief test driver, Valentino Balboni came all the way from Italy to help celebrate. A special champagne toast took place

to pay homage to his achievements and was a highlight of the event on Saturday. Entertainment for the day included free drawings to win luxury products including a fine timepiece by Tag Heuer, a strolling saxophonist; a silent auction benefiting the Children’s Dream Fund of St. Petersburg, a lifestyle pavilion with displays of fine wines, cigars, jewelry, a Bang & Olufsen audio/video display as well as many other luxury items. The grand finale was an awards presentation to recognize award-winning vehicles. A rare Ferrari took Best of Show. To wrap things, VIP’s boarded the 100’ ft. Vintage Chris Craft “Le Club Tarpon” for a sunset cruise on the bay. The cruise included cocktails and culinary tasting’s. The next event takes place at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on Sunday, October 12th. For more information visit www.festivalsofspeed.com

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errari was present at the 78th International Geneva Motor Show with its entire GT range— the F2007 single-seater that won last year’s Formula 1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships, the legendary 365 GTB4 “Daytona” which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and a special area dedicated to the One-to-One Program. Taking pride of place at the Ferrari stand, however, is the 612 Scaglietti, the model being used to inaugurate the new One-to-One Personalization Program. Ferrari intends to allow every client to fully personalize this flagship model, courtesy of a wide array of new content as well as the options available through the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Program. The 612 Scaglietti is the result of an avant-garde design that continues the great Ferrari 2+2 tradition in fabulous style. Designed by Pininfarina, the 612 Scaglietti is named in honor of Sergio Scaglietti, the legendary Modenese stylist and coachbuilder responsible for bodying some of the most beautiful Ferraris of the 1950s and 60s. The 612 Scaglietti epitomizes Ferrari’s talent for innovation and design. This thrillingly nimble, beautifully balanced sporty front-engined rear-wheel drive berlinetta offers a cabin capable of accommodating four occupants in unprecedented onboard comfort, thanks to a host of accessories and a fantastic specification. The 612 Scaglietti is a sumptuous, roomy two-door four-seater that’s a pleasure to be aboard regardless of the driving conditions. The 612 Scaglietti’s bodywork was styled by Pininfarina, Italy’s most revered coachbuilder. Each curve is beautiful, yet functional. As with most supercars in its class, the chassis and bodywork are made entirely from light, tough aluminum, which translates into enhanced performance, braking and road holding all in one. Sumptuous curves highlighted by air intakes and body flairs enhance the vehicle’s sporty stance. The lines add an air of elegance while

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ONE-TO-ONE PERSONALIzATION ProGRAM

Ferrari 2008 612 Scaglietti One to One program launches in North America

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Ferrari intends to allow every client to fully personalise this flagship model, courtesy of a wide array of new content as well as the options available...

forcing onlookers to recognize the marque’s rich racing heritage. The 612 Scaglietti is more than an able sports car; it’s a thoroughbred, created in the racing tradition. The V12 engine has a dry sump lubrication system featuring both delivery and scavenge pumps, twin overhead cams, 48 valves, maximum power of 540 hp at 7250 rpm, and maximum torque of 60 kgm at 5250 rpm. The car has a maximum speed of 320 kph, and 0 to 100 kph acceleration of 4.0 seconds. The 6-speed, F1-type gearbox featuring new SuperFast technology cuts gear-shifting times to 100 milliseconds. Courtesy of either the steering wheel-mounted manettino and specific button, the gearbox can easily switch from very high performance situations to city or touring driving. In fact, a special dedicated “atelier” (tailor) area has been set up at the factory in which clients can put together their own bespoke 612 Scaglietti accessory-by-accessory, detail-by-detail. In exactly the same way as they would at a haute couture fashion house, owners can choose details and materials they want for their car in consultation with the Ferrari experts who will actually build it to their exact specifications and tastes. All of these unique new 612 Scagliettis will be built in a dedicated assembly area at the Maranello factory.

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Clients will be assisted in making their selections by dedicated Program consultants who can help them at every stage of defining their car’s specification. Naturally, despite the many variations on offer, the Ferrari flagship’s benchmark quality and styling characteristics will remain unchanged and no modifications will be permitted that would impinge on the signature Prancing Horse safety and reliability. The possibilities are infinite. To underscore the sheer depth and flexibility of the personalization options available for the 2008 612 Scaglietti One-to-One Program, Ferrari exhibited a completely revamped vehicle at Geneva—a version inspired, right down to its perforated leather Daytona seats, by the classic 365 GTB4 that will stand alongside it. The famous 365 GTB4 was, of course, affectionately dubbed the Daytona in honor of the historic one-two-three finish delivered by the Scuderia Ferrari in the eponymous 24-Hour Race in 1967. In addition, the 365 GTB4 celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, so inclusion in the One-to-One Program, and its reemergence as a 2008 612 Scaglietti honors the racecar’s rich history. The 612 Scagliettis being used to launch the One-to-One Program incorporate a series of technical evolutions that reflect the Ferrari philosophy of constantly introducing innovations in each model. Most


ONE-TO-ONE PERSONALIzATION ProGRAM

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quick specs price n/a engine 6 liter V12 Aspiration natural valvetrain DOHC Transmission 6 speed auto horsepower 540 hp weight 4056 lbs 0-60 4.6 seconds top speed 199 mph notably, the V12 flagship now boasts an electrochromic panoramic roof, which covers the entire top of the cabin. This has the dual advantage of giving occupants the feeling of driving along in a drop-top whilst enjoying the comfort and safety of a coupé. However, this is no ordinary panoramic roof. It is made from electrochromic glass, which can be changed at the touch of a button to adjust the levels of sunlight allowed into the cabin. Last year, Ferrari’s revenues increased from the 2,284 million dollars recorded in 2006 to 2,633 million dollars, a jump of 15.3%. A total of 6,465 road cars (track cars excluded) were delivered to end clients, an increase of 14% on 2006. The emerging markets showed the strongest growth. Sales to the Asia-Pacific region rose by 47.2% on

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last year’s figure while the Middle East was up by 32.3%. The trend was positive too, however, in more traditional markets such as the United States (+7.7%), the United Kingdom (+8.2%) and Germany (+5.9%). The new One-to-One Program ensures 2008 will be another record year for Ferrari. Not only does the consumer get a 612 Scaglietti, they get one created to their specifications that will reflect their personality. Before, only consummate and repeat buyers of the marque had the ability to receive customized pieces from the iconic Maranello factory. Now the rest of the world can have the experience of working with the automotive industry’s elite. Now having the car of your dreams isn’t just a dream.


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ig Dog Motorcycles®, one of the leading manufacturer of high performance, high style motorcycles, continues to stir excitement in the premium cruiser niche with the launch of its all-new 2008 Limited Edition Mastiff®, now on sale in its nationwide network of nearly 100 dealers. Clad in striking gloss black, the Limited Edition version is as high performance as it is highly eyecatching. Like the standard Mastiff, this edition touts a potent 117 cubic inch engine and Big Dog Motorcycles’ award-winning 6-speed Balance Drive system with a redesigned clutch mechanism for effortless shifting – all working in harmony to get the rider from zero to 60 miles per hour in a jaw-dropping 3.9 seconds while getting over 40 miles per gallon. Other standard performance features include 4-piston caliper brakes for confident stopping; speedometer with in-

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tegrated LED tachometer; sweeping 2-into-1 exhaust; and an active hidden shock suspension to make the motorcycle ride smooth and comfortable, even over long distances. Iconic Big Dog Motorcycles’ design traits such as an immense 300mm rear tire; curved down tubes to accentuate the bike’s long, low silhouette; stretched one-piece tank; and aggressive 42- degree rake are made more stunning with the Limited Edition Mastiff’s black styling cues. Several eye-catching black powder coated elements complement the bike’s black stretched tank and steel fenders. These include the handlebars, headlight, struts, and engine. The engine gets another stylish touch with Diamond Heads® diamond-cut heads and cylinders. Adding to the 700-pound, 8-foot long motorcycle’s ominous look is its black anodized 12-spoke wheels. In addition to an all-black paint scheme, the buyer can


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Raptor S5S Concept

Saleen’s all new concept vehicle, the S5S Raptor made its world debut today on the floor of New York City’s Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. The S5S Raptor unveiling comes amidst several other Saleen announcements including a partnership with Dan Gurney, Rockstar Games and the integration of several first time seen ASC products, featured on two existing Saleen vehicles. We are extremely proud of the Raptor. It is the car that enthusiasts are waiting for America to produce and Saleen is just the company to answer that call, said Paul Wilbur, Saleen President and CEO. The S5S Raptor represents the first ground up vehicle to be conceived by the new Saleen management team and the most extensive demonstration of the combined capabilities of Saleen engineering and the ASC creative team. The Raptor is just a glimpse of things to come from Saleen, says Chief Technical Officer, Chris Theodore. Our company is unique in that we have the experience and knowledge behind some of the most exciting performance vehicles built over the past 20 years. Beyond the S7 Supercar, our team members have been involved in the Viper, Prowler, Ford GT, and the products of Chrysler SRT and Ford’s SVT performance groups. These lessons learned are evident in the Raptor concept and

we will continue to build upon them as the company evolves. The Raptor is a two seat mid-engine super car that competes in size and style with core offerings from the most notable of Italian exotic car makes, but with a segment leading 650hp and 630 lb-ft of torque provided by a Saleen 5.0L Supercharged Engine - the source of the S5S designation. Unlike its competitors, the Raptor is designed to digest cellulosic ethanol. This is the same ethanol formula, states Wilbur, that is the official fuel of the 2008 American Le Mans Race Series and the IRL. The higher octane rating of E85 results in more power. It is a combination that will send the Raptor screaming to 60 mph in a g-force generating 3.2 seconds. With ethanol power, the car is both mean and clean! Saleen’s use of cellulosic ethanol is right for us for two reasons: It maintains consistency with our racing heritage, as many of the racing formats (IRL, American Lemans, etc) are now adopting ethanol as the racing fuel of choice. It also helps our environment through cleaner tailpipe emissions as well as reducing America’s dependency on foreign oil. While Saleen is a small, specialty vehicle maker, we share in the responsibility to do what we can to support our environment, without

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compromising on our brand values. Compromise does not enter into the conversation at all. The Raptor’s hand-built 5.0L cubic inch engine with its patented twinscrew supercharger delivers its 650 horses at 6300 rpm and hits max torque at just 4400 RPM. This power sits on call beneath the knob of a close ratio 6-speed manual, or optional paddle shifting sequential gearbox. It’s a combination that send Raptor’s rigid aluminum chassis screaming to a top speed of over 200 mph. As power is nothing without control, the double wishbone suspension and rack-and-pinion steering of the S5S is augmented by ABS traction control and stability control systems. The brake system features 15-inch (381 mm) front rotors with 6-piston calipers, and 13-inch (308 mm) rear rotors with dual piston calipers for maximum stopping power. Road holding traction is provided by the 275/35 ZR20 and 315/35/ ZR20 Pirelli Rosso tires that wrap the 20 in. forged aluminum front and rear wheels respectively. The unique blackdiamond and carbon fiber finish on the wheels make them as stunning as they are strong.

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We spent a great deal of time on the design of the Raptor, says Marques McCammon, General Manager of Saleen Automotive. The vehicle’s bold shoulders are reflective of an aggressive American attitude, reminiscent of Can- Am race car styling cues, but delivered with modern sophistication. If you see a little Chaparral or McLaren design influence in this car, you are right. The aesthetics for the Raptor were developed by ASC Creative Services, America’s largest independent automotive design firm. This vehicle was an aggressively compressed program that combined the traditional methods of three-dimensional clay sculpting with sophisticated digital modeling tools, said Steve Nowicki, ASC Creative Services Director. The vehicle is distinctive in a way that I think the world is going to love. The primary designer on this program was Dave Byron, a CCS graduate and passionate member of ASC’s Design team. Raptor’s unique sun flair yellow paint accentuates the cars beautiful body forms. The interior of the car can be illuminated by the sun or the city lights through the solar-tented scenic roof that covers the cockpit. Detailing is transformed from mere aluminum on the vehicles wheels and exhaust by their black-diamond powder coat finish. In all the S5S Raptor is a work of art aimed to take your breath away, said McCammon. It is aggressive and sexy at the same time. According to Saleen executives, the S5S Raptor could enter the market in as little as two years, and should it go forward, it would carry a base price of approximately $185,000 MSRP.


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Gear & gadgets

Sony Bravia E4000 Inspired by the new Draw the LINE design concept by Sony, the clean and understated lines of the Bravia E4000 series will enhance your environment without distracting from enjoyment of the total viewing experience. It features Picture Frame Mode, displaying your favorite image on screen or you can select from a default gallery of six artistic masterpieces stored in memory. Images can be displayed from any connected USB flash memory device such as a Micro Vault Tiny

that slips into a socket on the side of the TV set. 32-inch and 40-inch Full HD models are supplied with a stand, or can be wall mounted. A smaller 26-inch model – also wall mountable – is ideal for your desk or table top. Four color frame options are available: midnight sky, aluminum, pearly white and dark walnut. Prices and U.S. release date to be determined. www.sony-europe.com

Lamborghini “Bello” Bluetooth Headset Bearing the famous bull emblem, the Lamborghini ‘Bello’ Bluetooth headset was designed by Tonino Lamborghini, son of the legendary auto house’s founder.. It weighs less than 9 grams and offers headset and hands-free Bluetooth profiles. The Bello uses a Nokia charger and provides up to 6 hours of talk time and 160 hours of standby over a 10-meter range. $70.00 www.bluetooth.toninolamborghini.com

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Porsche White Collection Jacket and Phone For the first time, Porsche Design is straying from its typical black-colored designs and presenting a collection entirely in white. The men’s collection includes the P’1140 sporty, water-repellent jacket made of cotton and polyurethane. The lining of titanium colored net is printed with the fashion stripes typical of Porsche Design. The P’9521 mobile phone in aluminum and white, is distinguished by a fingerprint sensor for user identification, and by its unique production method, in which the mobile phone is milled out of a solid aluminum block. The collection will also include sunglasses and writing tool, as well as leather goods, jewelry and lighters. Available in Porsche-Design stores May, 2008. www.porsche-design.com

Avenue of Americas Mini Exclusive Mother of Pearl and Silvered Guilloched Dial, Top Wesselton Diamonds, Louisiana Crocodile Leather band, quartz movement, limited edition of 500 pieces. www.gevril.com

Ford Shelby GT500KR Stratocaster Guitar Ford and Fender have collaborated to create a sleek Stratocaster guitar that is extraordinary and immediately recognizable, as is the Ford Shelby GT500KR. The guitar features airbrushing and handpainted body graphics, three single-coil pickups, black tuner knobs, a Powered by Ford neckplate that is custom-engraved with a unique serial number. Each guitar comes with its own custom hard-shell case featuring Carroll Shelby’s signature embroidered into the lid, GT500KR racing stripes and the Ford Cobra emblem. Only 100 limited edition guitars will be made. $5,600.00. www.fordcollection.com


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pyker Cars, known for crafting some of the world’s finest premium sports cars, unveiled its secondgeneration C-line at the Geneva Auto Show, Switzerland. Continuing Spyker’s signature styling, which began back in 2000 with the C8 Spyder, the all-new Spyker C8 Aileron will feature some of the company’s most impressive features yet, while remaining true to the marque’s aviation heritage. The Aileron will continue to use the Audi 4.2 liter V8 engine, which produces 400hp. This state-of-the-art 5-valve 4-cam engine is now mated to a 6-speed Getrag manual or a 6-speed automatic ZF gearbox. This is the first time a Spyker is available with such an automatic gearbox as standard equipment. The Aileron also has a new suspension that was developed from scratch and has double wishbones both front and rear. Shock absorbers are now placed vertically within the wishbones.

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Putting the power to use and keeping the Aileron firmly planted on thetarmac, 10-blade rotor wheels called ‘Rotorblade’ ™, replace the Aeroblade ™ (5 propeller) wheels of the first generation cars. These new wheels come in 19” all round and are made in left and right hand turning versions. AP Racing, a Spyker partner from day one, supplies the braking system. Color-coded callipers with Spyker script are available as an option. The Aileron is available with carbon ceramic brakes as an option as well. Designing a successor of a first generation car is no simple task. Spyker’s design philosophy has always been to create timeless designs that are contemporary but classic. In the first generation cars, the leading design cues came from Spyker’s aviation and racing heritage. The propeller design was consistently incorporated into many of the company’s design elements (such as the Aeroblade wheels). But, Spyker felt it was time refresh this motif.

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Designing a successor of a first generation car is no simple task. Spyker’s design philosophy has always been to create timeless designs that are contemporary but classic. Historically, the turbine engine succeeded the propeller engine, so Spyker took a cue from its inspiration. The C8 Aileron now features the turbine as its “leitmotiv,” as the company continues to wear its inspiration on its sleeve. The 2008 long wheel base C8 Aileron features a mid-engined layout with an aluminum space frame that is clad in aluminum body panels. This ensures the sports car will be light on its feet and nimble through turns. This space frame is a development of the original first generation cars’ space frames. However, in the new version, the torsional rigidity is improved by 40% without adding any weight and its dimensions have changed. The wheelbase increases by 4.5 inches for improved

road handling and more cockpit space. The additional inches also give way to larger doors allowing for a more comfortable in- and egress. Also, its front track has been widened making the vehicle virtually ‘square.’ The signature Spyker polished air inlets in aluminum were converted into turbine engine shaped scoops reducing the “bling” element considerably, which reflects the more minimalist trend in the market today. Cars being produced feature more sober designs and are much less exuberant than in years past. The scoops have polished alloy nacelles, which can be color matched to the interior as an option. The airflow around the car was redesigned so that the shark-like gills of the first

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quick specs generation cars (no less than 17 on a C8 Spyder) could be abandoned giving the Aileron a cleaner, smoother appearance. The radiator opening was enlarged to accommodate an increase in horsepower, which requires additional cooling. As on its predecessors, the mesh is V-shaped in a direct reference to the Spykers of the previous century, but angled forward giving the car a somewhat more aggressive stance. In addition, the headlight units were reshaped to follow the body design more closely. LED lights are incorporated in the units for indicators as well as Xenon lights (which are standard now). The glass jet-inspired canopy, first introduced on the C8 Laviolette in February 2001, extends further back, reducing drag and increasing cockpit headroom. The signature air inlet atop the cockpit remained, except that is now turbine shaped. The first generation cars had split side windows, which were not optimal in terms of sealing (wind noise and water management). Spyker has changed their design and now form and function work as one. The Aileron features single pane side glass that drops when the door is opened and closed. This creates an improved comfort level in the cockpit and eliminating the problems that plagued the company’searlier generations. The interior of all Spykers is clad in the highest quality leather theindustry has on offer, and the Aileron is no different. The Dutch Tannery of Hulshof provides

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the six hides used for an Aileron interior, which come in a variety of 14 standard colors to complimentthe14 exterior colors available. Ellemeijer then fits the interior. Any other color so desired by the customer is available as an option. When Spyker started production in 2003, 80% of the customers ordered their cars without any audio system, the basic reasoning being that the engine provided all of the sound one could possibly desire. However, with a larger numbers of cars being produced, the demand for a standard sound system increased and cars were fitted with the system chosen by the owner. With the ever increasing success of I-pod and similar products, the demand for a standard sound system fitted by the factory has increased to the point that every Aileron will be equipped with a Kharma sound system, incorporating a GPS system, Bluetooth, CD player and an I-pod jack. It is paired to 7 Kharma loudspeakers. Now driver and passenger can argue over which they’d rather hear: The purr of 400 horses and their Spyker C8 Aileron forcing the elements into submission or Mick Jagger.


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In addition to the limited-edition Corvette Victory Edition, a second special version of the all-American sports car has been introduced this past spring, the Corvette Competition. This model, built in limited numbers on the basis of the C6 Coupe, bears strong links to motor sport too, in which the Corvette has proven highly successful. The Corvette Competition is offered at a competitive price and only available in Europe. The new Corvette Competition was launched to celebrate the start of a new racing season. The 56th edition of the legendary Sebring Twelve Hours on 15 March was the first race in the American Le Mans Series championship (ALMS). In Sebring, Corvette Racing scored another double victory in the GT1 category. The special Competition version of ALMSchampion Corvette bears subtle resemblances to the successful C6.R race car. The number of available options on the new car is limited, in order to save as much weight as possible. Another point in common are the air scoops with honeycomb pattern in the front grill and in between the double twin exhaust pipes at the rear. The rear spoiler, borrowed from the

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Eternal Exploration. The KonTiki Diver Eterna has redefined the functional requirements of a diving watch from the bottom up. The result is the KonTiki Diver, with its innovative hinged mechanism. The movement is housed in a case which can be raised and lowered. When the case is raised, the diving time is set using a bezel which can be rotated in either direction. With the case in the lowered position, the bezel is protected against accidental movements, and the display of the correct diving time is guaranteed. Both the time and the power reserve are clearly legible from the well-structured dial. With its revolutionary sealing system, the KonTiki Diver dispenses with a screw-in crown, and is water-resistant to 1000 metres. A new class of diving watch.

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