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IT’S DRIVE TIME. A SELECTION OF VIP AND LUXURY CARS THAT ARE ESSENTIALS FOR THE DISCERNING AND PRIVILEGED CONSUMER.

Publisher Kevin Rolfe Editor Siddharth Thaker Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam Editorial Team Anton RenshaweStrack Christopher O’Toole Rebecca Cohen Phil Blizzard

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Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AMRB 001 for the first time in the Middle East, making its debut on the eve of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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ASTON MARTIN AND RED BULL RACING UNVEIL RADICAL AM-RB 001 HYPERCAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have unveiled the groundbreaking hypercar AM-RB 001 for the first time in the Middle East. Fiingly making its debut on the eve of the 2016 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, AM-RB 001 was presented during a private reception hosted by Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer and Red Bull Racing Driver Max Verstappen. The event was held at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, ahead of Aston Martin’s new showroom opening scheduled for early 2017.

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The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury marque and eminent F1TM team, AM-RB 001 combines the vision and skills of two world-leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before.

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Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said “I am thrilled to be in Abu Dhabi to present the AM-RB 001 for the first time in the region, and what beer opportunity to do so than just hours before the Formula 1 race begins. All of those involved in AM-RB 001 are extremely proud of the car, and I have no doubt it will make automotive history. Its reception around the world has been phenomenal, and we expect those in the Middle East to be no less excited.”


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In support of the event, Red Bull Racing Team Principal, Christian Horner, added: “The AM-RB 001 has been an inspirational project to deliver in synergy with our partners Aston Martin. As we reveal the car at different cities across the globe, it is incredibly rewarding to see the delight and reactions of those viewing it for the first time.

We will no doubt witness as much of a sense of wonder and excitement here in Abu Dhabi and across venues in the Middle East, as anywhere else in the world.”

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Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman have combined the ultimate in cuing-edge F1 technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design.

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The partnership combines years of specialism – both with heritage, making some of the world’s most beautiful and charismatic GT cars, and with technological brilliance and relentless pursuit of speed and efficiency that has seen Red Bull Racing excel in the ferociously competitive world of Formula One.


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The AM-RB 001 is an unprecedented fusion of form and function: a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track. Uncompromising in all respects, the AM-RB 001 is a bespoke machine from the tyres up, and at its heart is a new, mid-mounted, highrevving, naturally aspirated V12 engine.

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Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the AM-RB 001 boasts truly radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a roadlegal car. Thanks to the genius of Adrian Newey’s design, much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics, leaving Marek Reichman free to cra a pure yet breathtaking dramatic form that elegantly expresses both the AM-RB 001’s dynamism and the unmistakable essence of Aston Martin.

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For those who crave an even more intensely focused driving experience, a track-only AM-RB 001 is also in development. Total volume will be 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries commencing in 2019. www.astonmartin.com


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BREAKING NEWS

ASTON MARTIN AND RED BULL RACING EXTEND INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP INTO 2017 INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CAR COMPANY AND RACING TEAM EXTENDED INTO 2017 ALL 150 ROAD CAR VERSIONS OF AM-RB 001 HYPERCAR ARE SOLD-OUT

Aston Martin’s Innovation Partnership with Red Bull Racing is to be extended to cover the 2017 season following an agreement signed at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Aston Martin is also confirming that all 150 road car versions of its groundbreaking AM-RB 001 hypercar have been sold out. Customer deliveries of the AM-RB 001 will commence in early 2019.

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Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, Marek Reichman and Aston Martin’s Chief Special Operations Officer, David King, created the AMRB 001 to provide the ultimate blend of cuing edge F1TM technology with Aston Martin’s signature sports car design. Just 175 examples, including 25 track-only specials, will be built, with all 150 road versions now allocated to customers.


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The partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing was announced in Melbourne, Australia on the eve of the 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The Aston Martin wings have adorned the two Red Bull Racing Formula 1 cars throughout the thrilling 2016 season, which culminated with the team securing second place in the constructor’s championship.

Eight months and 21 Grands Prix on from the announcement, Aston Martin is delighted to conďŹ rm that the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 cars will continue to carry the iconic Aston Martin wings in 2017. With new technical rules for 2017 it is expected to be another exciting season.

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Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing said: “We first conceived our Innovation Partnership with Aston Martin in the realisation that it could be truly pioneering. In blending our distinct but unique skills under a shared creative vision, we have already seen tangible development to both of our brand and businesses. The extraordinary success of the AM RB-001 is testament to the expert and collaborative spirit in which it was forged, and extending our

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relationship with Aston Martin through 2017 was a simple and pleasing decision.” Aston Martin President and CEO, Dr. Andy Palmer said: “By bringing together the talents of Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin, AM-RB 001 is destined to become the defining hypercar of this decade and a hugely desirable investment for collectors and enthusiasts.”


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“Our relationship with Red Bull Racing has done for Aston Martin exactly what we expected it to do,” he continued. “It is helping us to continue to build our brand across the globe. Partnerships like this are good for business both in terms of technical innovation and brand awareness, so we are delighted to continue into 2017.”

The 2017 Formula 1 season gets underway in Melbourne on 26 March 2017. The first prototype of the AM-RB 001 is expected to run for the first time in late 2017. www.astonmartin.com

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World Luxury Car News, has one aim, to bring you the latest news from around the globe for the ultimate luxury automobile experience.

Working across a multitude of social media platforms, delivering content in an easily digestible image lead format, we engage with those that live and experience a luxury lifestyle each and every day.

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TESLA M Model X is the safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. With all-wheel drive and a 90 kWh baery providing 303 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quick as 3.2 seconds. Model X is the SUV uncompromised.

Safety First Design Model X is designed with safety as the first priority. The floor-mounted baery lowers the centre of gravity so that the risk of rollover is about half that of any vehicle in its class. The baery structure strengthens Model X against side impact intrusions. And without a gasoline engine, the large front trunk acts as a giant impactabsorbing crumple zone. Although the Euro NCAP has not yet conducted crash testing on Model X, Tesla's own internally conducted crash testing indicates that Model X should be the first SUV to receive the highest safety rating in every category.

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Active Safety Model X continually scans the surrounding roadway with camera, radar and sonar systems, providing the driver with real-time feedback to help avoid collisions. Even at motorway speeds, Model X is designed to automatically apply brakes in an emergency.

Pollution Free, Inside and Out A medical grade HEPA ďŹ lter strips outside air of pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution before circulating it into the cabin. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, re-circulate inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

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Falcon Wings Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats from even a tight parking space, while traditional SUV doors or Minivan sliding doors would not grant any access. With only a foot of clearance on either side, Falcon Wing doors articulate smoothly up and out of the way, allowing passengers to enter from both front and rear directions. The side and overhead opening is so large that parents can buckle children in without ducking or straining and without bumping their child's head on the roof.

Aerodynamic Model X is able to achieve 303 miles of range in part because it is the most aerodynamic SUV in production. At 0.24, Model X's drag coefficient is 20% lower than the next best SUV. In addition, an active spoiler deploys from the rear ligate to optimise highway efficiency and stability.

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Big Sky Model X has the largest all glass panoramic windshield in production, providing an unparalleled view of the stars and sky above. Optimised solar tinting and obstruction-free view creates unlimited visibility for the driver and all passengers.


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Seating for Seven + Gear Model X comfortably seats seven people in three rows. Every seat is the best seat in the house, but the second row seats are a work of art. Mounted on a single post and independently reclining, each second row seat is designed to maximise passenger comfort, legroom, under seat storage and access to the third row. The third row seats fold flat when not in use and the second row seats lean forward and out of the way for even more cargo area.

Everything Fits Stow everyone's gear in Model X's large front trunk, rear cargo area and under passenger seats. Hitch mounted accessory carriers hold additional gear. Model X is the first electric vehicle with a 5,000 pound towing capacity. hps://www.teslamotors.com/en_GB/modelx

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The NSX connects you to the road like no other. It’s a refined breed of supercar, precise in every detail, which combines real-world driving with blistering track performance. The engine is a turbocharged, 3.5-litre V6. It's built by the hands of one of six master builders, stage by stage, over five days. It's this human touch that brings the NSX to life.

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The NSX Generation Unequalled sports hybrid performance – it’s the perfect balance of power and handling. ARTISTRY IN ALUMINIUM The NSX is a perfect balance of form and function. NSX space frame assembly The combination of an aluminium chassis with carbon fibre core floor panels and ultra-highstrength steel, creates a lightweight, rigid assembly.


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The chassis is craed in a way that provides strength to areas that need it, while leaving hollow lighter sections to those that don't. This manufacturing process is a world first in the automobile industry. It's the very soul of the NSX. It lives and breathes The NSX inhales air through the Total Airflow system for high performance and to cool the powertrain components, the brakes and thermal units. The air is then exhaled through strategically positioned vents at the rear to minimise drag.

White NSX, rear facing Perfectly formed. The aerodynamic lines of the NSX create a strong presence on the road and maximise downforce at high speeds.

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ELECTRIFYING PERFORMANCE Your mind and body will feel wired to the car. The response from the NSX is instant – think about turning and it turns; it'll become an extension of your own will. Chassis rigidity, tuned suspension and precise weight distribution combined with the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system will leave your heart thumping aer just one lap on the track. EXCLUSIVE LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE With four different driving modes at your fingertips, you can tune the NSX to suit your mood. Dynamic Mode Control The driver-centred cockpit puts you at the very heart of the NSX driving experience. You’re instantly connected to a selection of four different dynamic driving modes. Quiet mode Silent running when you need it. The NSX can run quietly on electric power alone over short distances.

Sport mode Select this seing and you’ll get the perfect balance of sound from the V6 engine, along with perfectly tailored performance for driving on normal roads. Sport+ mode This is where things get really serious. This level stiffens up the steering and provides quicker shiing through the Dual Clutch Transmission – it’ll encourage you toward the NSX’s red line. Track mode Here’s where the NSX reveals its racing DNA. With the sport hybrid system working to its full capacity, you’ll experience spine-tingling acceleration, cornering and braking: Go, stop and turn. Point the NSX to where you want it to go, and it goes. THE BEAUTY OF PERFORMANCE It’s not just the performance of the NSX that will make your heart beat faster. The stunning sports interior, which puts you at the very nerve centre of the NSX, will set your pulse racing too. www.honda.co.uk/cars/new/nsx2017/overview.html

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GTECHN Gtechniq, the creators of nano-based, high performance car coatings who partner with the likes of Aston Martin Racing and Sahara Force India Formula One Race Team, have the ideal product to protect your car from the elements and keep it looking newer for longer. Like no other product, Gtechniq Crystal Serum provides a paint protection with previously unachievable levels of gloss, scratch prevention and chemical resistance. Robert Earle, Gtechniq’s managing director, said: ”Crystal Serum’s twin layer structure offers the ultimate ceramic protection giving the same slick finish as a carnauba wax, but significantly longerlasting performance – it certainly outperforms anything currently on the market. Crystal Serum provides your car with a defensive skin which carries a seven-year guarantee.” Coating your car with Crystal Serum means lower maintenance – its dirt repellent properties mean the car will need cleaning less oen. Laboratory examinations demonstrate the serum’s resistance to chemicals ph2 to ph13.5.

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GIvE yOur CAr THE WOW-fACTOr This means when you do clean your car, even the harshest of chemicals, such as household bleach, will struggle to dull its finish. And on top of that, contaminants such as bird droppings are easy to remove and will not harm your car’s clear coat. In the long term it is protecting your asset. One of the UK’s top detailers, Nick White of SL Restoration, Crawley, said: ‘When you invest a large amount of money in a car, you are bound to want retain its showroom condition. “People frequently underestimate the impact that paintwork condition has on the value of their car – this can be as much as five per cent. Crystal Serum will protect your investment.” Gtechniq’s commitment to smart, surface science has produced a product that is durable and can withstand even the toughest of weather conditions – it performs the same at minus 40 degrees as it does 240 degrees. As Crystal Serum is not for the faint hearted, it should only be applied to a car by a trained Gtechniq technician. To find your nearest Gtechniq Accredited Detailer visit service.gtechniq.com.

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BLOW PAST LIMITS. THE BREATHTAKING ALLNEW INFINITI Q60 Every gulp of air is a burst of inspiration. Every razor-sharp edge, every dramatic fold stirs something deep inside. The possibilities feel limitless and exhilarating. Just push the start buon. The growl of the new turbocharged engine with 405 horsepower will let you know exactly where you stand. At the edge of a revolution. HIGH TECHNOLOGY BOOSTS HIGH PERFORMANCE Tailored to the driver in you, In niti Q60 delivers cuing-edge technologies for a unique experience. Direct Adaptive Steering®1, the world’s rst digital steering system, allows you to tune your own steering e ort and responsiveness. While Dynamic Digital Suspension constantly adapts to provide optimal comfort and agility. Combine the two and unleash the con dence of a completely personalised handling system. This is your drive, empowered. SEE. HEAR. FEEL. POSSIBILITIES ALL AROUND From the moment you enter, you will notice the di erences. Designed to blend crasmanship with functionality, the all-new In niti Q60 performs at a higher design level. Open the door and feel captivated by the silver carbon bre trim interior1. Turn up the new Bose® Performance Series audio system1 and experience sound studio performance. Sit in the sport-inspired driver’s seat and enjoy the deep bolsters and integrated headrest. A sophisticated and 3-dimensional experience you can appreciate, whether driver or passenger.

The new Bose® Performance Series with Advanced Staging Technology1 makes its worldwide debut on the all-new In niti Q60. Enjoy concert-like sound with speakers that create a wider soundstage. Every time you enter the In niti Q60, you will appreciate the exible door stop that can hold open in most positions. Doors springing back or trying to close become a thing of the past. Easy entry. Easy exit. In the all-new In niti Q60, paddle shiers are steering wheel-mounted1 instead of columnmounted, allowing for easy reach. DESIGN IS BOUNDLESS. SO IS DARING Push design further and you’ll de nitely be noticed THE ALL-NEW INFINITI Q60 adopts In niti’s expressive design signature. Daring curves. Deep grooves. A taut body that stands low and wide. Signature elements like a human eye-inspired headlight and double-arch grille. Progressive and modern, yet dynamic and moving, this is a new design language for a new kind of sports coupé.

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THE LONG AWAITED DB11 DEBUTED AT THE RIYADH WORLD LUXURY EXPO WITH ITS CONCEPT PARTNER, THE ICONIC JAMES BOND “SPECTRE” DB10.

WORLD LUXURY EXPO DEBUT Aston Martin’s new benchmark DB11 took centre stage at the Riyadh World Luxury Expo at the RitzCarlton in Riyadh. The first publicly available in the model in the “double-figure” generation of the famous DB marque, it will feature alongside the only remaining DB10, the car-star of the latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’. “The DB11 is the benchmark model that sets down the design parameters for the next generation of these remarkable cars,” said Sheikh Ali Alireza, CEO of Haji Husein Alireza and Co., sole concessionaires for Aston Martin in Saudi Arabia. The future design themes and product strategy to start the second century of AML as the sports car of choice for the aficionado begin here and now!” The opening event will be aended by a delegation of senior management from Aston Martin Lagonda, including World Wide Sales Director Mr. Christian Marti, to introduce the car to the discerning buyers in the important Saudi Arabian market.

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The Riyadh Amex World Luxury Expo counts amongst the most exclusive exhibitions in the world, with, many VVIPs and even Royalty aending this high profile event. The three-day exhibition will showcase meticulously selected brands and services from an impressive range of luxury categories, appealing to a highly discerning guest list. Paul Jackson, CEO of World Luxury Group – says “Aston Martin’s important announcement is another impressive addition to the exciting line-up at Amex World Luxury Expo. We are proud to continue a relationship which has seen Aston Martin exhibit with us every year since inception”.

Pocock concluded by noting that, “we have a large order bank and waiting list” and said that the importance of the Saudi market was amply demonstrated by the presence of Aston Martin’s senior management at this event!

Mark Pocock, National General Manager - says that Aston Martin could not be more at home in the ultra exclusive environment of the Riyadh event. “Aston Martin is probably the widest known luxury sports car brand in the world,” he noted. “Our 100-year racing history and 50 year association with the quintessentially British character of James Bond have introduced the brand to hundreds of millions of aficionados across the world.”

Augmenting the presence of the two show-stopping DBs, AML is due to launch a limited edition Vanquish Zagato in 2016. This phenomenal very short-run car will surely engage the aention of car collectors. A serious road car of great rarity, the Zagat iterations of Aston Martin have also proved a profitable investment. The order book will fill early and Pocock recommended that potential customers act early to confirm interest.

Pocock said that underpinning the longevity of Aston Martin’s enviable reputation was the total commitment of the designers, engineers and crasmen to keep the customer at the centre of their thinking and to produce the finest possible car.

Those looking to aend AMEX World Luxury Expo can request an invitation and pre-register online at www.wlgreg.com

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introduced to the next generation so early in its life,” said Pocock. “Our customers here have a deep affection for Aston Martin, and I am sure that the stunningly styled and technologically advanced ‘double-figure DB’ generation will aract its own new generation of enthusiasts. I look forward to meeting customers both existing and new and taking orders during the show.”

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THE ASTON MARTIN DB11 A design evolution A fearless design philosophy has led to DB11's iconic looks. Instantly recognisable, its design looks inherently right, yet uerly different. Familiar elements have evolved. Discover the striking new grille, clamshell bonnet and innovative Aston Martin Aeroblade™, which cleverly removes the need for a rear spoiler by harnessing airflow to enhance stability. All-new LED head and tail lights create expressive visual signatures, while triumphant new elements, such as the dramatic roof strake, underline DB11’s confidence and originality. Underpinned by a new bonded aluminium body structure that combines lightness and strength, DB11 sets a formidable new standard for sporting Grand Tourers and takes the legendary DB lineage to unprecedented heights. Elegantly craed and designed for life

models, front seat occupants enjoy 10 mm of extra headroom, while rearwards, a 54 mm increase in headroom and 87 mm more legroom mean DB11 is a true 2+2. Inside DB11, sumptuous natural materials, the highest levels of crasmanship and state-of-the-art climate control and infotainment technology provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The interior can be perfectly in-tune with your unique style, thanks to an inspiring palee of colours and a vast array of detailing options. Designed to exhilarate Our engineers ensured that DB11 is a thrill for all your senses. Hear the satisfying sound of its new twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine. Boasting 600 bhp and 700 Nm of torque, it makes DB11 the most powerful DB production model in Aston Martin’s history. hp://db11.astonmartin.com

The interior of DB11 is a beautiful space. Natural materials, crasmanship, and state-of-the-art infotainment technology provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. With a luggage compartment that can swallow two golf bags and the ability to fix two child seats, this exhilarating Grand Tourer fits perfectly into your life. The door apertures are larger than previous DB

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HANDCRAFTED BY RACERS. THE NEW

MERCEDE Paving the way in design: Sportiness and expressiveness are key elements of the new Mercedes-AMG GT. Its trend-seing design is created from the exciting combination of characteristic shapes and powerful lines.

Created by those with a passion for racing, its impressive design suggests spectacular performance at first glance.

A Mercedes-AMG coupé is introduced in a classic fastback design for the first time ever. The design combines assertiveness and sensual purity. The powerful long hood with its distinctive protrusions - home to the new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine.

Dynamic performance Off to a thrilling start: The Mercedes-AMG GT accelerates to 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds. With its front mounted mid-engine and transaxle AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the Mercedes-AMG GT has an optimal weight distribution between the front and rear axles of 47% to 53%.

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Combined with a low center of gravity, it guarantees exceptionally agile handling and high cornering speeds.This combined with its limited slip differential and AMG sports suspension with aluminum double wishbone suspension makes the Mercedes-AMG GT the ultimate sports car.


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Honed for performance The new Mercedes-AMG GT boasts an intelligent material mix. Its light weight bodyshell guarantees impressive dynamics with exceptional stability.With a bodyshell weighing just 233 kgs, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a leader in the sports car segment. The chassis and the body, which are made largely of aluminum, are both lightweight

without compromising on strength or a low center of gravity. Despite its light weight, the whole structure has excellent torsional rigidity for permanent resistance to elastic deformation. As a result, the vehicle is highly dynamic despite its minimal weight. www.mercedes-amg-gt.mercedes-benz.com

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MCLAREN 65 The McLaren 650S is the world’s most versatile supercar, and the Spider takes that one step further with a retractable hardtop that retains the McLaren 650S’s breathtaking dynamics while opening you up to a whole new dimension of driving enjoyment. Accelerate at low revs and you’ll feel its turbocharged pull. The mid-range will slam you back in your seat. You’ll love it because it looks gorgeous, but it took hundreds of hours of advanced computational fluid dynamics, weeks of wind-tunnel testing and an obsession with perfection to create the breathtaking contours of the McLaren 650S Spider. The result is beautiful bodywork that just happens to help your lap time. Proactive Chassis Control (PCC) gives you the best of both worlds, from supple suspension in town to roll-free cornering on the racetrack for ultimate exhilaration.

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Every curve, every crease, every intake, every millimetre of the McLaren 650S Spider is honed to make you swoon as well as improve aerodynamic performance.


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ASTON MAr rAPIDE S

INTRODUCING RAPIDE S Rapide S is the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car. Created with the finest ingredients, conceived with a unique vision, it combines sensational sports car performance and supreme refinement in one compelling form.

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Ground-breaking and yet possessed of timeless beauty, Rapide S is sublime, thrilling and every inch an Aston Martin.

BEAUTY, POWER & LUXURY Infused with the spirit and lithe responses of our iconic sports cars, Rapide S truly embodies the essence of Aston Martin. Its unique character is a blend of sumptuous luxury and capaciousness, serene refinement and elegant convenience.


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THE POWEr Of LuXury THE FUSING OF FORM AND FUNCTION Assertive, confident, bold and yet perfectly proportioned, Rapide S has a purity of purpose that belies its broad capabilities. That strength of character is infused into the details that define Rapide S. Details like the assertively styled fullface aluminium grille and elongated side gills that hint at the power within.

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BREATHTAKING PROPORTIONS The ‘Golden Ratio’ sits at the heart of every Aston Martin. Balanced from any angle, each exterior line of Rapide S works in concert and every proportion is precisely measured to create a lithe, pure form. Our engineering follows the same principle. A near perfect weight distribution ensures Rapide S is balanced in form and balanced in function.

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IRRESISTIBLE LOOKS The Aston Martin grille is world-renowned, instantly recognised and instantly respected. Rapide S goes further, we designed an assertive full-face grille as a bold reimagining of our time honoured design cue. . But we didn’t stop there, our engineers ensured that this grille doesn’t only look stunning, it’s also the largest production grille in the world to meet pedestrian protection requirements.


UNMATCHED CRAFTSMANSHIP. SUPREME COMFORT Aston Martin’s long history of bespoke, handmade luxury is palpable in the fine execution of every detail inside the Rapide S. Using the finest leathers, a vast array of woods and other luxurious materials, each cabin is craed by hand with passion and absolute precision.

For example, in an embroidered ‘AML’ logo there are over five thousand stitches applied to create the desired finish. www.astonmartin.com/cars/rapide-s

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CONTEMPORARY RESTYLING The Maserati Quaroporte is an extraordinary car, and its design is no less impressive.The challenge of stylistically combining the sporty performance and the classical elegance of the most famous Italian luxury sedan has fascinated the greatest designers. Now, the model that represents the epitome of the Maserati philosophy has been restyled in line with tradition, the perfect synthesis of luxury and power.

THE FAMOUS RADIATOR GRILLE Although considerably larger in size, the new Quaroporte is a worthy successor to its forebears, retaining a streamlined and uerly dynamic look. The first detail of this unmistakable design is the distinctive front: the traditional Maserati oval grille, which leads on to the majestic bonnet and the new front light assemblies, with LED day lights. A stylistic feature which makes the car immediately recognisable.


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AN ELEGANT PErfOrMANCE CURVY SIDES The headlights almost merge into the line of the sides, which start from the familiar three air vents behind the front wheels and run on in a sequence of muscular curves to caress the new rear light assemblies. The triangular C-pillar, which carries the iconic Saea logo, is another obvious link to tradition, and an uncompromising expression of the model’s innate sporting character.

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NEW LED REAR LIGHTS The styling with three streamlined windows and no frames on the doors exalts the highly dynamic geometries, giving the car the look of a sleek coupé. The all-LED wraparound rear lights integrate perfectly with the design of the rear bumpers and boot, and are joined together by a chrome-plated central trim that echoes the design of the radiator grille.

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A STYLE SHAPED BY THE WIND The lines of the Quaroporte, designed around a powerful engine, enclose a spacious interior and are the result of in-depth research in the wind tunnel. The large-scale aerodynamic restyling of the car’s undercarriage has improved air flows beneath its body, thus reducing wind resistance. Last but not least, the rear boot spoiler is designed to generate downforce at high speeds.


THE POWER OF INNOVATION Maserati has always been famed for its innovative engine design: in this respect the new 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 installed on the Quaroporte sets new standards, with a long list of sophisticated solutions that make this the most high-tech propulsion unit ever installed on a Maserati car. With its 530 HP, it takes the Quaroporte past the 300 km/h threshold with ease.

ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA DRESSED MASERATI Maserati and the world-renown fashion house, Ermenegildo Zegna, understand nature is the ultimate artisan, and have teamed up to produce some of the automotive world’s most sumptuous and serene environments ever.

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TRUE LUXURY IS DERIVED FROM THE SUPREME MASTER: NATURE Discerning drivers and passengers will feel fully indulged surrounded by the interior’s luxury leathers. Further comfort and style can be seen in the natural fibre Zegna Mulberry Silk inserts that are embellished with a hand-stitched microchevron and are found on the seats, door panels, roof lining, sunshades and the ceiling light fixture.

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Seating features a central silk insert with a macro-chevron weave. Door panels, roof lining and sunshades are further covered with Zegna silk jersey, completing the artistic ambience. www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/mod els/quaroporte/quaroporte-gts.html


Phantom Drophead Coupé Inspired by the J-class racing yachts of the 1930s, Phantom Drophead Coupé epitomises romantic motoring. It is Phantom’s free-spirited alter ego. Sociable in character, it offers passengers a dual experience – intimate and cocooning or embracing the elements, depending on whether the roof is up or down.

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TIME TO TAKE AC

KOENIGSE

The CCX and CCXR were difficult cars to follow as their performance and functionality remains very competitive. Still, there is always room for change and improvement. So Koenigsegg came up with a new interior, featuring the now famous ‘ghost’ lighting system, where all interior symbols are created with laser etched, virtually invisible nano-holes through the aluminum panels and buons.

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Furthermore, the Agera featured a unique 7 speed transmission with a E-diff and wet clutch functionality developed by Koenigsegg, a transmission that truly enhanced performance and handling. The Agera was the first model to feature the Koenigsegg developed VGR wheels. They are real air turbines, increasing the downforce of the car by measurable amounts and improving


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EGG AGERA AGERA MEANS “TO TAKE ACTION” IN SWEDISH. IT IS ALSO SHORT FOR THE ANCIENT GREEK WORD AGERATOS WHICH MEANS “AGELESS”. THESE ARE BOTH SUITABLE DESCRIPTORS FOR THIS INCREDIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL MACHINE.

brake cooling. All four wheels are individual so that turbine blades always face the correct direction for extraction. Given that the offset and width is different front to rear, all four wheels have their own unique design. The VGR wheels are forged and then fully machined to the final shape. All excess material is removed during the forging and machining process, thus minimizing weight

whilst displaying outstanding levels of stiffness. The Agera Became the 2010 Top Gear Hypercar of the Year. www.koenigsegg.com/agera/

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LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700-4

A fearless Look A key aspect of our design philosophy demands that every Lamborghini must be instantly recognizable as such. The Aventador LP 700-4, with its uncompromisingly crisp contours, is the essence of our brand, poured into an extreme, aweinspiring look – eternally different, unmistakably Lamborghini. A relentless force 700HP, 350 KM/H, 0-100 KM/H in 2.9 SEC Built in Italy. Just arrived from the future. Lamborghini has a history of revolutionary

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thinking. Whether in terms of design, like the iconic scissor doors, or in terms of technology such as the V12 engine and carbon-fiber technology, the Aventador LP 700-4 represents a whole new level of performance, sets new benchmarks in the super sports car segment, and provides a glimpse into the future. It’s a car that’s already achieved legendary status. A Timeless Powerhouse Handcraed in Sant’Agata Bolognese, naturally balanced and installed in a central, longitudinal position, they relentlessly power the Lamborghini legend and represent the driving force behind our cars and our brand.


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DUBAI’S FAVOURITE SUPERCAR THE AVENTADOR LP 700-4

REPRESENTS A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE AND SETS NEW BENCHMARKS IN THE SUPER SPORTS CAR SEGMENT

Driving Dynamics During the development of a super sports car, it is crucial to always bear in mind its driving dynamics. No maer how powerful the engine is or how sophisticated the aerodynamics are: there is no driving fun if the car understeers in corners or loses its rear when accelerating. For this reason, the driving dynamics are so important to us. Our engineers make sure all suspension and drivetrain components are perfectly matched to each other. Thus, the Lamborghini Aventador is well controllable in all kinds of situations and enables a sportive driving style.

Interior The stunning design concept of the Lamborghini Aventador is continued in the interior, with the citation of hexagons and trapezia that can be found on the bodywork. You can also customize the interior to fit your taste – from the colour of the stitching on the seats to the leather. Take a seat behind the steering wheel, close the legendary scissor door and you will find yourself seated in the middle of the Aventador's control centre. www.lamborghini.com/en/models/aventador-lp700-4/overview/#!slide/2

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Service that go oes above and beyond. That’s Flying Reimagined.

Each and ever y one of our Cabin Crew is highly trained, enthusiastic and personally dedicated to setting the highest standards on board. That’s why we don’t only have Cabin Crew, but Inflight Chefs, Food & Beverage Managers, Flying Nannies and ser vice that’s always delivered with a smile.


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EUROPCAR EUROPCAR'S RANGE OF PRESTIGE, 'SELECTION' VEHICLES ARE ‘EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN'. THE PRESTIGE CARS YOU HIRE ARE GUARANTEED. The choice of luxury and prestige cars is sure to match whatever experience you’re planning on having. Plus, with all Selection vehicles, Europcar promises that you’ll drive away in the model you booked. The Selection Luxury vehicles ooze class and sophistication. They are the best of the best and come loaded with all the bells and whistles you’d both want and expect from a luxury vehicle.  

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We’ve all the bases covered when it comes to Luxury; classy coupés and cabriolets from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, superb saloons from Jaguar and BMW plus a touch of Royalty with our Range Rovers to name a few. So which one will be your Selection?   www.europcar.co.uk/selection/luxury-executive


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VIP MAYFAIR WELCOME TO LONDON'S FINEST CHAUFFEUR COMPANY. HIRE CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN CARS IN LONDON Established in 2003, VIP Mayfair has been providing Luxury Airport Transfers, Executive Chauffeurs, Wedding Chauffeurs and Event Chauffeurs in and out of London ever since, with an emphasis on quality, reliability and class.

able to offer account facilities. The chauffeur division will happily co-ordinate your delegate transfers and will do all they can to ensure your business meeting or gathering goes off without a hitch.

VIP Mayfair’s Chauffeur Driven Cars are all presented in the highest standard, with gleaming paintwork and spotless, luxurious interiors that will be as welcoming as your own front room aer a stressful day. Choose from the ultimate in luxury with Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes S Class to MPV. The company serve clients all across London, specializing in Airport, Hotel, Sea Port and business journeys for those who want a courteous, professional and discreet service.

Bentley Flying Spur Bentley has always been the choice of vehicle for the discerning gentleman, those who do not particularly want to show off too much or shout about who they are too loudly. The Flying Spur comes from the new Continental family, taking a sound all-wheel drive drivetrain, matching it to a powerful 6.0 litre engine and giving it styling to make heads turn. vipmayfair.com

They guarantee a world class Chauffeur Services. For corporate clients VIP Mayfair are

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BENTAYGA FROM BENTLEY For more than 95 years, Bentley has created exceptional automobiles in constant pursuit of the exquisite, the powerful and the individual. And now today’s line-up of the pinnacle Mulsanne, the luxurious Flying Spur sedan and the powerful Continental range is joined by our redefining of the SUV, Bentayga. For many, Bentley represents the pursuit of a life outside the ordinary; about seeing more, doing more, living more – never seling for second best. Join us on this momentous journey. Bentayga takes exquisite luxury into new territory, challenging preconceptions of what an SUV can be. It offers unrivalled comfort and refinement with complete control even in the harshest of conditions.

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From the moment you set eyes on Bentayga, you can see it is every inch a Bentley. The subtle reinterpretation of the marque’s signature design traits, from the super-formed, ultra sharp powerline to the handcraed interior. It is the perfect balance between sporting prowess and SUV presence. Innovative technology completes

the experience, connecting the driver and passengers with Bentley’s most advanced, intuitive infotainment and driver assistance technologies.

The all-new W12 engine is breathtakingly powerful with a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h). But performance is not just about unadulterated speed. Bentayga can tow up to 3,500kg with consummate ease and takes all kinds of off-road conditions in its stride. www.bentleymotors.com/en/models/bentayga/ bentayga.html


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X4 THE ALL-NEW VOLVO XC90

A harmonious design - pure, uncluered luxury, with advanced safety and comfort for all 7 passengers. Every element works in harmony, made from the finest materials—like so leather, and grainy wood. With unique details like a crystal gearshi lever and ventilated front seats inspired by the human form with massage functions and four-way electric lumbar support. The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The XC90 with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban). The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection functionality that independent safety regulators have yet to include in their testing protocols. We’ve improved the XC90’s power and environmental footprint. Embodying our mantra that you don’t need to sacrifice power and superb drivability for efficiency and low CO2 emissions. With different driving modes, like, Comfort and Off Road, for any mood and any terrain.

Sensus solutions combine state-of-the art information and entertainment. With a built-in wifi hotspot so you and your XC90 are always connected. Designed to be as natural and intuitive to interact with as possible - just speak to get things done, or tap to control your systems. www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/new-models/allnew-xc90

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THE ULTIMATE GE AN EXTRAORDINARY DOUBLE

THE NEW MERCEDESMAYBACH S-CLASS: AN EXTRA HIGHLIGHT IN THE LUXURY SEGMENT. STYLISH, EFFORTLESS SUPERIORITY COMBINED WITH TRENDSETTING EXCLUSIVITY.

In a double world premiere on two continents, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be unveiled almost simultaneously in its two key markets of China and the USA. The vehicle makes its debut just hours apart at the Los Angeles Auto Show and at Auto Guangzhou. “The history of prestige vehicles made by Daimler extends back to the earliest days of the motor car. We have now commenced a new chapter with the MercedesMaybach S-Class” points out Ola Källenius, member of the Divisional Board of MercedesBenz Cars responsible for sales. The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in action. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class melds the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach. Some features distinguish these vehicles from production models include extra spaciousness with lavishly designed, prestigious interiors offering extensive scope for individualization. Mercedes-Maybach is not an equipment line – it is a sub-brand that in future will provide Mercedes-Benz vehicles in an even more exclusive form.

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GERMAN MARQUE WORLD PREMIERE Exterior design: elegant and exclusive. In its exterior design, the Mercedes-Maybach SClass combines stylish, effortless superiority with trend-seing exclusivity. The vehicle makes modern luxury come alive in an exceptional way. Along with the extended wheelbase, emphatic lines suggest power and dynamism. Due to the sidewall’s special design, characteristic design elements for the S-Class are retained such as the sweeping, dome-shaped roofline. The key distinguishing feature is the new side line: by comparison with the long-wheelbase version of the S-Class, the striking rear door has been shortened by 66 millimeters and therefore appears to meld seamlessly into the overall composition. The door has no triangular window because this has been relocated into the C-pillar. As a result, the rear seats are situated beyond the door cutout, which creates a feeling of exceptional privacy and exclusivity. The elegant Maybach “Manufaktur” logo – a double M inside an arched triangle – adorns the C-pillars on both sides.

Modern luxury in lounge-style. In the interior of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, passengers are enveloped in lounge-style, modern luxury. With its clear architecture, refined materials and stylish controls, the vehicle embodies a sensuous elegance. The Exclusive trim package, which is fied as standard, increases the sense of perceived value still further, particularly in the rear of the vehicle. Sensuously curved, fine-wood trim with a handcraed feel surrounds the entire rear seating system. The seat-back lining, doors and nozzle coverings are resplendent in fine wood. For an exclusive look, the front centre armrests with nappa leather or exclusive nappa leather upholstery feature embossed Maybach crests. Another special feature in the dashboard is the analogue clock with an IWC design.

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Luxury features The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class contains all the amenities of the conventional S-Class, a number of exclusive interior touches underscore the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class’s ambition to lead. These include the exclusive optional Maybach perfume AGARWOOD for fragrancing as part of the AIR-BALANCE package and two silver-plated, handcraed champagne flutes. The Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system offers a unique optical and acoustic experience. As a visual highlight, the tweeters in the rear doors of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are particularly sophisticated and can also be moved towards the passengers in a spiral motion.

for more comfort EASY ADJUST luxury head restraints come as standard for the driver and passenger, and the one on the front-passenger side is folding. For the rear passenger, the Chauffeur package also includes a heel support, which extends from under the front passenger seat. This allows a reclined position that sets new standards in the automotive sector with respect to sleeping and resting comfort.

Like an aircra seat, the center console is available with two tables which can be easily folded in or out using one hand. The table surfaces have leather inserts to provide a comfortable writing surface.

Aeroacoustics: in the back of the world’s quietest production saloon. Inside the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the level of wind noise is impressively low and, despite the large windows, beers even the quietest car in the world – the S-Class Coupé. For passengers in the rear, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is the world’s quietest production saloon car. Extensive measurements were also taken in experimental vehicles considering the fully reclined position in the rear. That is because positioning the passenger away from the side windows and towards the rear window and triangular windows creates a new acoustic situation. Special seals optimize the noise insulation, thereby ensuring excellent aeroacoustic performance in the rear. These include seals over the C joints in the rear doors, which have a hose profile rather than the usual lip seal, as well as bonded triangular windows with a special seal.

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DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY BY PREPARING FOR AN APPOINTMENT, MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS, READING THROUGH DOCUMENTS, OR JUST RELAXING – AND IF POSSIBLE IN YOUR VERY OWN VEHICLE?

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The Sixt Limousine Service has just the right solution for you. Their Rent a Chauffeur Service allows you to make use of reliable, trustworthy and professional drivers. You can also rent a chauffeur on an hourly basis, or for a number of days or even months. All Sixt chauffeurs are familiar with all major vehicle types, and are used to performing with absolute discretion and perfection. Sixt’s specially trained drivers have excellent manners and versatile language skills. You will be impressed by their reliability, optimal discretion and professionalism. The chauffeurs will take you to your destination quickly, safely and in style. The Rent a Chauffeur Service allows you to quickly and easily rent a limousine with a driver at any time. Being driven presents you with the benefit of being able to concentrate on other things such as upcoming appointments and jobs. If you rent a luxury car with a driver from the Sixt Limousine Service, you’ll gain not just a bit of time for

some clear thinking, but also a personal assistant. All chauffeurs are all multi-certified drivers with local knowledge. Of course, our multilingual drivers act not only as a simple transport service, but can lead a personalised sightseeing tour in a foreign city for you. They can advise you not only on what is the shortest route, but also effect important stops for errands en route to save time. By the same token, you get more than a pure transport service when you rent a driver with Sixt. For example, while you are at a meeting or appointment, your personal chauffeur can be relied upon to take care of your shopping errands, pick up medication or deliver forgoen items. Book an out-of-the-ordinary transportation service with Sixt. Put your trust in top quality, whether it's for you or business partners, by renting a limousine with a driver. www.sixtlimousine.com

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PAGANI HU ITALIAN HYPERCAR LUXURY CARS

The concept was born in 2003, the year of the introduction of the Zonda S Roadster.The early 2000s were prosperous for the world of supercars. The commitment of big car manufacturers have contributed to the rise of extraordinary cars like the Bugai Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes McLaren SLR. This context led the team to make several observations concerning the future of the Zonda

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and what could be a new Pagani. Since the original design of the Zonda was done in the early 90s the first thought was that it was now an obsolete project and we decided to imagine the car totally different in form, dimension, dynamics and technology, all this without losing the essence of their approach, to follow a concept born in the Renaissance where Leonardo da Vinci told us that art and science are disciplines that need to walk alongside. The eternal element air in all its forms, especially wind, became determining in defining


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the concept and it was a great inspiration, as it is ever present in our lives: a jet turbine, the silence of a glider... the elegance of the wind movements but also the violence and force that it can unleash. The Huayra is made of more than 4000 components (engine and gearbox not included). To create them and put them together requires creativity, patience and passion that was shared with a fantastic young team and with the most competent partner in all sectors.

SEVEN YEARS OF HARD WORK HAS LED TO THE BIRTH OF THE HUAYRA, PROJECT NAME C9.

In defining the size, they immediately thought of a car that would be longer than the Zonda, a track increased by 70 mm, a cabin position shied 40 mm to the back and even more spacious. The silhouee should be so, easy to read and form itself from lean and sleek lines that have a clear beginning and an end. During these five years wthe best compromise was found working on 8 scale models and 2 full scale models, as well as hundreds of drawings.

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The ideas were of including elliptical shapes reminding of our brand in the front and at the back, keeping the central exhaust as the completion of the line of the canopy, the line starting at the headlight area that continues and ends into the air intake. We also thought from the beginning of active aerodynamics. Flaps that are activated according to the study of results gathered through calculations and aerodynamic testing. The whole car is shaped as a wing so it was necessary to create a high front to reduce the length of the upper part of this wing to counteract li. The active suspension in the front and the 4 flaps allow to optimally balance the drag coefficient and downforce. Mercedes-AMG has created a truly unique and lightweight engine, a twin turbo with 730 HP and 1000 Nm of torque that perfectly complements the car giving a feeling that has motivated our research: that of the brute force of an airplane taking off.

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The main focus was in a power delivery that was

linear and not with lag, because that could potentially create safety problems or a continuous operation of electronic driving aids. Mercedes-AMG already 5 years ago thought about the coming environmental restrictions by creating a 12-cylinder engine that is at the peak of efficiency in terms of CO2 and consumption. Pirelli has created a very progressive tyre with a exceptional grip in all situations and with low rolling friction. Every aspect of safety was treated taking into account the dynamic by which most accidents with high performance rear engined cars occur. While developing the C9 we witnessed the evolution of the different models of the Zonda and it showed us that the Zonda wasn’t obsolete as I had originally feared. The Zonda R has been a key laboratory for the Huayra. The team was able to work on many projects at the same time driving on different tracks that occasionally came to meet by sharing engineering concepts, materials, safety and scientific or design studies.


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Horacio Pagani “ Building an object as complex and full of state of the art solutions such as the Huayra not only takes brilliant minds, but real artists. We are fortunate to have technology leaders amongst our partners; redefining the limits, finding newsolutions, processes and technologies is wrien in their DNA. “ More than partners, I would say they are members of our family, sharing with Pagani the fundamental values, dreams and the passion. The Pagani Huayra is a testimony of this, an ambassador of technological excellence for who has contributed to transform a dream into reality. “From the power, efficiency and reliability of the AMG power plant, the aluminium jewels carved from a solid block by ASPA, the performance and safety guaranteed by the combination of the Brembo CCM brakes and the Pirelli P Zero™ tires, the feather light exhaust system in Titanium and Inconel by MHG, to the creation of interiors in sustainable leather by the Dani Group.”

SPECIFICATIONS Engine Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-Turbo Displacement 5980 cc Power 730 hp Torque 1.000 Nm Gearboxtransverse sequential seven speed gearbox - AMT robotyzed system with driving programs Dimensions Length: 4605mm; Height: 1169mm; Car’s body width: 2036mm; Car’s width with rear mirrors: 2356mm Dry weight 1.350 kg (changing according to the model) Weight distribution 44% front 56% rear

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THE BMW I8 ELECTRIC RED COMFORTABLY EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: BMW I8 IS THE WORLD’S HIGHESTSELLING HYBRID SPORTS CAR. EXCLUSIVE BMW I8 SPECIAL EDITIONS. PROTONIC RED EDITION GETS THE BALL ROLLING AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW.

Last year, global sales of the BMW i8 exceeded the combined figure of all other hybrid sports cars produced by other manufacturers*; 5,456 units of the i8, which is powered by the combination of a three-cylinder turbocharged engine and an electric drive system, were sold worldwide in 2015. The car’s innovative plug-in hybrid technology delivers system output of 266 kW/362 hp (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km)**. “The success of the BMW i8 speaks for itself,” said Ian Robertson, BMW AG Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “It is already the world’s most successful hybrid sports car and has comfortably exceeded our own expectations. I can think of no beer illustration of the relevance of our young BMW i brand.” And the BMW i8 is about to add further lustre to its appeal with exclusive special-edition models poised to be unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The new arrivals present customers with even more ways to own a very individual car.

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BMW i8 Protonic red Edition will be built in Leipzig from July The first in this line of special-edition models is the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. Like those set to follow in its tyre tracks, it is only available for a limited period. This take on the 2+2-seater with carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell and efficient BMW eDrive drive system technology will be produced at BMW Plant Leipzig from July; it sports a Protonic Red paint finish with accents in Frozen Grey metallic. The colour scheme is complemented by BMW Wspoke 470 light-alloy wheels painted in Orbit Grey metallic with hubs painted in Aluminium ma and mixed-size tyres (front: 215/45 R20, rear: 245/40 R20). Inside the inaugural special-edition i8, red double-stitching and applications in high-grade carbon fibre and ceramic provide indications of its exceptional sporting character.


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Largest market presence of any premium supplier worldwide Since entering the market in late 2013, BMW i has concentrated exclusively on vehicles designed from the outset for locally emission-free driving. In 2015, sales of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 were around 66% up on the previous year with a total of 29,513 deliveries. BMW i currently offers the BMW i3 in a total of 36 countries. This, together with its portfolio of trailblazing and highly convenient services, gives BMW i the largest worldwide market presence of any electric vehicle manufacturer. In its launch phase, the BMW i brand and its BMW i3 and BMW i8 models garnered more awards and accolades than any other brand in automotive history. Among the distinctions amassed by the BMW i8 are an International Engine of the Year award for both its TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine and overall hybrid drivetrain. The BMW i8 was also voted World Green Car of the Year and Green Luxury Car. And it received the Paul Pietsch

Award presented by German motoring magazine “auto motor und sport” in recognition of the most innovative technical concept. No other vehicle has ever picked up such a large number of awards in such an array of different disciplines.

About BMW i BMW i is a brand of the BMW Group, playing the role of an incubator for visionary mobility and vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. BMW i is represented worldwide with the BMW i3 (purpose made electric car for use in metropolitan regions) and the BMW i8 (hybrid sports car with the fuel consumption of a small car), as well as a multitude of mobility services and investments in the field of electric and interconnected mobility. www.becomeelectric.co.uk

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THE NEW BM

The sixth generation of the luxury BMW sedan with almost four decades of global success under its belt; the new BMW 7 Series blazes a trail for a modern form of automotive luxury that is in keeping with the times but also points the way into the future. • The new BMW 7 Series has a clear claim to luxury segment leadership when it comes to driving dynamics, long-distance comfort, efficiency and driver assistance; exclusive options designed to optimise occupants’ personal sense of well-being inside the car.

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• Two body variants with a standard and long wheelbase; authentic reinterpretation of familiar BMW design language; characteristic balance of exclusivity and dynamic flair; impressive precision in the design of details; high-quality materials and exclusive workmanship. • The M Sport package accentuates the sporting characteristics of the 7 Series in its own distinctive style; the design Pure Excellence and BMW Individual Design Composition packages do likewise for the car’s luxurious side.


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• Outstanding commitment to the application of BMW EfficientDynamics technology; unique overall package of BMW EfficientLightweight features, the latest generation of engines, an anticipatory operating strategy and segmentleading aerodynamics. • BMW EfficientLightweight in the new BMW 7 Series: vehicle weight reduced by up to 130 kilograms compared to predecessor models. • Carbon Core: extensive use of carbon-fibrereinforced plastic (CFRP) in the passenger cell – as part of an intelligent material mix – based on the transfer of technology from BMW i.

• New six-cylinder in-line petrol and diesel engines from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units; further increase in efficiency thanks to the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology; extensively updated V8 engine; optional BMW xDrive all-wheel drive further enhances dynamic ability and assurance. • The BMW 740e has been added to the model range; plug-in hybrid model with combustion engine and BMW eDrive technology from BMW i; total system output: 240 kW/326 hp, CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 49 g/km.

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• Engine power channelled through an eightspeed Steptronic gearbox with optimised internal efficiency, an increased ratio spread and a gear- change strategy assisted by navigation data. • New-design standard-fied Driving Experience Control switch now including ADAPTIVE mode, which adapts the car’s set-up as required to the driving style and the character of the road. • Unique balance between sporting capability and ride comfort in the luxury sedan segment; both facets of driving pleasure significantly enhanced by the application of sophisticated chassis technology and the interplay of all chassis systems. • Full-LED headlights fied as standard; antidazzle BMW Laserlight with BMW Selective Beam and range doubled from 300 to 600 metres now also available as an option for a BMW model for the first time following its world premiere in the BMW i8.

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• Redefinition of the luxurious onboard experience for driver and passengers in the new BMW 7 Series; generous levels of space; exclusive, modern aura; exquisite materials; precision workmanship; newly designed centre console extending into the rear as an option. • Electrically adjustable comfort seats and the Executive Lounge provide unbeatable longdistance comfort; active seat ventilation and massage function for driver and front passenger with Vitality Programme included for rear seat passengers. • Heat Comfort package with heated seats and steering wheel, plus heated armrests in the doors, centre console and rear centre armrest. • Exclusive high-end music enjoyment with Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. • Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge with globally unique light display that can be switched between six colours.


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• Ambient light including Welcome Light Carpet for the area in front of the car doors; Ambient highlight can also be ordered for the rear compartment of the new BMW 7 Series with long wheelbase; • Telephony with wireless charging enables inductive charging of mobile phones in the car. • iDrive operating system gains a touch display for intuitive operation of numerous functions; display and control unit of the optional Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control system likewise with touch-sensitive capability. • World premiere for BMW gesture control: 3D sensor allows intuitive and easy interaction with the infotainment system using predefined hand movements. • Innovative BMW Touch Command multifunction control unit: removable 7-inch tablet computer integrated into the centre armrest or rear console to control comfort, infotainment and communications functions.

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• Remote Control Parking using the BMW Display Key. • New BMW Head-Up Display with 75 per cent larger projection surface onthe windscreen. • Driving Assistant now a complete comfort- and safety-enhancing package thanks to the additional functions Rear collision prevention, Lane Change Warning, Speed Limit Info and Rear crossing traffic warning functions. • Driving Assistant Plus now includes comfortoptimising additions: Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Traffic jam assistant for semi-automated driving, and Front and rear crossing traffic warning. • New-generation Surround View system with parallel Top View display function and 3D View in the Control Display, individually selectable perspectives and Panorama Side View to check the traffic situation to the sides of the car (front and rear).

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BENTLEY’S MUL

THE WORLD’S FASTEST ULTRAUnique Sports Styling The new, wide front grille houses dark tint matrix brightware, a theme carried through to the Bentley ‘B’ wing vents and even the new dark tint lamps. Drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever bring Bentley’s racing heritage to mind, as you sit in its newly designed diamond quilted seats. Phenomenal Performance Ultimately, the Mulsanne Speed is all about performance. A re-engineered 6¾ litre twinturbocharged V8 engine propels it to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and a phenomenal top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), the gear changes almost imperceptible, thanks to its 8speed automatic transmission. A Car for the Driver - and the Driven The new Mulsanne Speed is much more than just a powerhouse. It is a car for those who prefer to take the wheel themselves; those who insist on being in control. The word ‘Speed’ is engraved on the treadplates, greeting you on entry with an indication of the performance to come. The Darker Side of Luxury Brightware is the name Bentley gives to the polished chrome exterior details that adorn most of the company’s cars. But on the new Mulsanne Speed, bright gives way to darkness, the polished dark tint details lending this Mulsanne a decidedly meaner appearance. The new Speed wing vents and the matrix grille that sits behind the new vertical vanes are recipients of this finish, as are the headlamps and the Bentley ‘B’ rear lamps – the laer being, for many fellow road users, their most enduring memory of the new Mulsanne Speed. Inimitable Interior Design As the Mulsanne’s most sport-focused interpretation, the cabin of the new Mulsanne Speed is unmistakable. The hand-stitched leather hides

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feature a unique Speed colour split, which can be commissioned in numerous combinations. Diamond quilting can be seen across every seat and each of the four interior door panels, while the four headrests feature hand-embroidered Bentley emblems – which, again, can be commissioned in the colour of your choice. Details Inspired by the Track Wherever you look in the new Mulsanne Speed, you’ll see fine details that evoke Bentley’s long history of success on the track. Drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever lend a dynamic edge to the opulence of the car’s handcraed interior, while thoughtful touches abound, such as knurled chrome surfaces to prevent fingers from slipping on the organ stop air vents and a coined finish on the insides of the door handles. They may be hidden from view, but to the crasmen and women at the Bentley factory, every detail maers, however small. Advanced Vision New all-LED headlamps, repositioned for a sleek, contemporary look, feature a wealth of assistive technology. Built-in light sensors and GPS integration enable them to automatically select from four different light modes, optimised for driving in town, in the country, on the motorway or in situations where you simply need maximum illumination. Safe Haven The new Mulsanne Speed, like the other cars in the range, features new curtain airbags concealed in the roof, for added passenger safety in the event of a collision.


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-LUXURY DRIVING EXPERIENCE A COMBINATION OF EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY AND LIMITLESS POWER THAT ONLY A BENTLEY CAN DELIVER. BUT FOR THE SERIOUS DRIVER, IT OFFERS SOMETHING MORE. MORE CONTROL. MORE PERFORMANCE. MORE OVERTLY DYNAMIC STYLING, INSIDE AND OUT.

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DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS Traditional crasmanship meets digital technology in the new Bentley Theatre Rear Seat Entertainment system exclusive to Mulsanne. At the touch of a buon, twin 10.4” touch screen tablets can be deployed electrically from within the backs of the front seats, providing access to many of the car’s systems for rear seat passengers, including journey and vehicle data, games, locally-stored digital music and disks in the DVD changer. Thanks to the in-car WiFi, streaming of cloud-based media, video calling, internet radio and office functions are also available. If you wish, the tablets can easily be removed from the car and function independently. ALL NEW NERVE CENTRE The front seat infotainment system features a new 8” touch screen display and a faster, more intuitive user interface. Complemented by the new My Bentley and Smart Remote mobile apps, it is compatible with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirrorlink.

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THE AUDIOPHILE EXPERIENCE Combined with acoustic glazing and soundproofing, the Mulsanne Speed’s sound system delivers an incredible audio experience. The most discerning audiophiles, however, will opt for the incredible sound of Naim™ for Bentley. Among the finest in-car audio systems in the world, it features 20 custommade speakers, a 2,200-Wa amplifier and eight DSP modes, for crystal clear music reproduction, throughout the car. www.bentleymotors.com/en/models/ mulsanne/mulsanne-speed.html


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LUXURY SUPERCARS

BAC MO INTRODUCING MONO, A LIGHTWEIGHT, ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE, ROAD LEGAL SUPERCAR DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED USING THE LATEST RACING TECHNOLOGY. Aimed at drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance, Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars. Design The single central-seat gave our designers and project engineers the ultimate blank canvas on which to assemble their dream. The organic, enclosed front and exposed mechanical rear typifies the unique appearance of Mono. The design aesthetic is intended to combine sculpted, sleek, organic forms to provide an emotional, human connection juxtaposing the technical, mechanical elements of the car. While this vision runs throughout Mono's appearance it was fundamental to our designers that form follow function on all aspects of the car. The necessity to gain access to the central driving position and adjustable dampers as well as providing clean airflow to the radiators and engine are just some of the factors on which Mono's architecture is built. Technical Above all else Mono has been designed to optimise the driving position – in the middle, central to the wheels, and the balance of the car.

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Mono is constructed using high-strength carbon fibre composite around a steel safety cell. The cell is designed to offer maximum safety featuring a FIA compliant steel rollover structure, a sophisticated side impact structure and a front carbon crashbox.

Powering Mono is a longitudinally mounted 2.3 litre, 280 bhp four cylinder power plant provided by Cosworth. Coupled to that engine is an F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox from Hewland. Suspension is a fully-adjustable pushrod suspension with damping elements made by SACHS Racing. Fied with 295mm ventilated discs, AP Racing brakes provide stopping power. Tyre manufacturer Kumho has used their vast experience in motorsport and road cars to develop a special rubber compound for Mono, which is designed to work with the low weight and optimized pushrod suspension. Mono’s central driving position makes the driver an integral component of the car, creating an unparalleled synergy between man and machine. With this in mind, each customer is fied for his or her seat, pedal reach and preferred driving position.

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THE NEW 911 TArGA 4S

Yet again, everything comes back into play. It’s about a new benchmark. A sports car that has only ever existed once in this form. That has been a source of fascination for generations. And is firmly anchored in our heart and soul. It’s about the future of the 911. We are always looking forward. Not sideways, never back. We don’t want to rest on the laurels of our past, no maer how illustrious it may be. All the racing victories. The dreams. Our fans. Thousands of ideas. We hold them in our hearts.

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But we start from scratch. And we will give everything we’ve got. We will go on the aack, to get even beer. And we will fight, to defend our

lead. With one single goal: to create the next 911, one that can do more, deliver more and consume less than ever before. A sports car as beautiful now as it was on day one. That is our tradition. And our future. We will give it our all. For the best 911 of all times: the new 911. At Porsche, there are no conventions. Forbidding free thought? That’s forbidden. The only thing that maers is this question: how can we become even beer? Let’s put it another way: can we redefine the limits of engineering? Can we reconcile apparent contradictions? Yes, we can. With Intelligent Performance.


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The new 911 answers questions about the future of the sports car with a quantum leap in performance. By reducing fuel consumption, but not by suppressing emotions. By following a principle that has already changed everything once before: in 1974, with the ďŹ rst 911 Turbo. Developed completely from scratch, the sixcylinder twin-turbo engines of the 911 Carrera and Targa 4 models with a displacement of 3.0 litres embrace this principle and perfect it in a forwardlooking way.

The stand-out qualities of the new twinturbo engines are their extraordinarily direct responsiveness and wide torque plateau, reached early in the low end of the rpm band. Combined with the high rev limit – and the legendary sound of a 911 six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. In short: excellent performance that feeds back to the driver in an instant. www.porsche.com/usa/models/911/911-targa4s/

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BUGATTI V GRAND SPO

The Bugai Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is the roadster version of the Veyron 16.4. The name “Grand Sport” recalls two of the most beautiful models in the Bugai brand’s history: the Type 40 and Type 43 from the late 20s and early 30s, which were the first models to be given the moniker “Grand Sport” by Eore and Jean Bugai. These roadsters were the ultimate sports cars of their day.

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The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport combines the pioneering performance specs of the Veyron coupé with the alluring form of a roadster – and

takes the experience of open-top driving in a supercar into a new dimension. In addition, the transparent roof allows drivers to directly experience their surroundings, even when the roof is up. Whether you are cruising elegantly or pushing the car to the limits of its power, with speeds of up to 360 km/h with the roof down and 407 km/h with the roof up, you are guaranteed an absolutely thrilling driver experience and a powerful adrenaline rush. 


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The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport celebrated its world premiere in summer 2006 in Pebble Beach, California, where the first model was auctioned for over three million US dollars. 

Consequently, the design of the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport embodies a timeless excellence that makes it a worthy successor to Eore Bugai’s Grand Sport models from the late 1920s.

Bugai wanted to design a roadster that redefined the technical limits of automotive engineering while also appealing to connoisseurs of aesthetic design and lovers of unique cars. The designers combined their creative finesse with the technical expertise of the engineers to achieve a perfect balance of luxurious elegance and superlative technical performance.

The Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport is completely sold out.

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Quilted napa leather The Grand Sport only uses top-quality napa leather that has been carefully processed so as to retain its natural breathability. Based on historic models, the leather seat covers have been quilted using a method that has been reinterpreted for use in a modern car. The paern symbolises an acceleration curve.

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The moisture-repellent leather allows the Grand Sport to meet the very highest of expectations for an open-top sports car. The result is a minimalist aesthetic – form and function in perfect harmony.

MonocoQue The unique structure of the Bugai Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport made it especially challenging to design the removable roof module for the new version. The passenger compartment, designed as a monocoque, perfectly combines high rigidity and extremely low weight. It is the central element of the vehicle structure. Removing the roof takes away an integral component of this structure, meaning the load path had to be redefined in order to retain the high rigidity and crash safety, including side impact and rollover protection. Consequently, the monocoque was reinforced along the sills and transmission tunnel.


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air scoops A characteristic feature of the Grand Sport are the two air scoops on the le and right of the bonnet (which are redesigned for the Vitesse). These air scoops serve two functions in the roadster: firstly, they provide air intake for the engine and secondly, they are an elegantly integrated component of the rollover protection system.

Just like the Super Sport, the Vitesse uses a fullcarbon monocoque which enables an extremely high torsional rigidity of 22,000 Nm per degree with maximum passive safety. The exterior is also made completely of carbon fibre. www.bugai.com/veyron/veyron-164-grandsport/

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NOBLE The Noble M600 is a car produced not in competition to the current super car establishment, but one, we believe, that offers those serious about their driving, an alternative philosophy and a more rewarding driving experience. Each car is hand built in England, bespoke and built to our exacting clients individual requirements by a small team of crasmen. Carbon bodied, incredibly rare and exclusive, the M600 does not compete or align

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itself with any other currently available super car. Super light and with incredible power, the M600 boasts an impressive power to weight ratio of 542bhp per tonne, but that is only half the story, the rest is the stuff of legend... The Noble M600 delivers the ultimate driver reward with a rush of adrenalin.


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E M600 ethos We believe that many super car manufacturers place too much emphasis on driver assistance, which, in our view, negates driver reward. Rather than rely on electronic assistance our back to basics approach concentrates on the more analogue qualities of design.

By utilising a principle of pure engineering integrity from the chassis up we ensure that the driving experience is an honest reection of the drivers skill, puî…&#x;ing you, the driver, back in control. Put simply, the Noble M600 is for those who love to drive.

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hand Built and BespoKe The M600 is meticulously hand-built in England and individually finished to the owners taste and aesthetic requirements. Exterior colour choice is only limited to the buyers imagination. For those wishing for something even more rare and individual we offer the M600 CarbonSport, featuring visible carbon weave which can be either lacquered natural weave or colour tinted.

We encourage our clients to be involved throughout the build process, we invite and welcome our owners to view the progress of the build and to meet the engineers and personnel involved in its creation. It is our belief that a lasting personal relationship between the client and manufacturer is one of the huge benefits of low volume hand craed motor manufacturing. www.noblecars.com

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interior The M600 is primarily designed for speed and handling however this is not at the expense of either comfort or practicality. The cabin features a traditional bespoke British hand built finish, with your choice of leather, suede or Alcantara. Contrast or matching twin needle stitching. Exposed carbon centre console, door cards and gear knob, hand turned knobs and bezels and fine quality wool carpets bound to the edge with leather.

The seats, designed and created exclusively for the M600, are of lightweight carbon fibre composite construction which can be bespoke upholstered to individual requirements. Seat backs can be natural exposed carbon or painted to match the exterior. Seat panels can be of any combination or colour.

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LOTUS EV

perForMance The exquisite 3.5-litre V6 engine has been modified significantly to achieve the supercar performance of the Evora 400. Its induction system has been supplemented by a revised supercharger and a water-to-air chargecooler, that raises power to an outstanding 400 hp (406 ps).

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Select the first of the its six, close-ratio, manual gears and the acceleration is viscerally exciting. In fact, the automatic version is even swier off the mark, its performance sharpened by the Race seing in the Dynamic Performance Management system. A V-max of 186 mph (300 kph), experienced from within the Evora 400’s purposefully equipped and comfortable cabin, provides proof positive that Lotus makes supercar ownership not only extremely focused but also both entrancing and giant-killing.


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WeiGht The Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest Lotus road car of the New Millennium. Its lightweight chassis has been lowered and widened to make cockpit entry and exit to the 2+2 composite body easy. The Evora 400 exudes the Lotus spirit of lightness and driving purity so succinctly. Despite producing 400 hp (406 ps) from its 3.5litre supercharged V6 engine, with its comfortable cabin displaying many new features, the overall kerbweight of the Evora 400 has been reduced by 42 kg over its forebear.

As a result, its exquisite power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero liî…š but increases downforce at high speeds, simply enhances its supercar appea

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torsion Underpinning the Evora 400 supercar is a brand new, eďŹƒcient, structurally rigid and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of Lotus racing and sportscar developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding.

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As one of the strongest chassis available, it allows the suspension to work more eďŹƒciently, to provide unparalleled grip, amazing comfort, supercar dynamics and an overall balance that is totally engaging. Yet, it is 42 kg lighter than the outgoing Evora model, features more equipment and literally doubles the downforce available.


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aerodYnaMics The Evora 400 is Lotus‘s fastest model, worthy of supercar status. It is stylishly aractive, beautifully designed, yet purposefully aerodynamic. From its aggressive new front cooling intakes, past the fascinating lateral graphics, to its more prominent rear, 5-blade airflow diffuser and new three-element tail spoiler, it is every inch the purpose-built supercar.

Yet, because it is a Lotus, the Evora 400 features ‘zero-li’, although the aero package increases downforce by 23 kg at V-max, to make more efficient use of its immensely capable road manners. www.lotuscars.com

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A private apartment in First Class. That’s Flying Reimagined.

In the First Apartment on our A380 you can relax in a large leather armchair before retiring to the comfo fort of a separate bed, dressed with all-natural bed linen. Enjoy a sevenn course tasting menu prepared by our Inflight Chef.. Ta ake a refreshing shower in the First Class bathroom befo ore landing.


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MERCEDES AMG GT S In the Mercedes-AMG GT S, the already outstanding performance of the MercedesAMG GT is boosted even further. With additional highlights that allow conďŹ guration of vehicle systems to make it desirous of a race track, the Mercedes-AMG GT S is an outstanding expression of the essence of AMG. The new Mercedes-AMG GT S embodies the sensual purity of sportiness and emotion. The two-seater is characterized by hallmark rearwheel-drive proportions. The V8 biturbo front mid-engine ensures optimum weight distribution, which forms the basis for superb driving dynamics.

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The long bonnet with its pronounced powerdomes, the greenhouse which has been moved far back, the large wheels and broad tail end make up the distinctive looks. The large tailgate conceals a practical luggage compartment.


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The creative interaction of diverse design elements lends the coupé a superior, selfconfident front: the three-dimensional diamond radiator grille with central Mercedes star, a broad louver and AMG leering stands in the center of the front end. LED High Performance headlamps

with stylized "eyebrows" as daytime running lamps, side lights and indicators, as well as three separate high-beam reflectors lend the Mercedes-AMG GT S its characteristic look.

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The interior design embodies maximum emotion and sensual purity. Radically low, sporty proportions create a unique sense of spaciousness. Clearly drawn components and their authentic materials underscore the dynamic character and create instant excitement: Anyone opening the door discovers an exciting interplay between the deep, sloping dashboard and a dominant, arched high center console, a design which evokes emotions and impresses with its perfection.

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The already outstanding performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT is boosted still further in the Mercedes-AMG GT S. The AMG 4.0-Liter V8 Biturbo engine with 375 kW (510 hp) and 650 Nm delivers a further 35 kW (48 hp) of output and additional 50 Nm of torque. The AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension is adjustable in three stages – from comfortable through to sportily taut. Further highlights include the electronic AMG rear axle differential lock with variable locking effect and the additional "RACE" transmission mode, which configures the vehicle systems to make them suitable for circuit racing.


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The combination of aluminum spaceframe, V8 biturbo engine with dry sump lubrication, sevenspeed dual clutch transmission in transaxle configuration at the rear axle, locking differential, sports suspension with aluminum doublewishbone suspension and the low kerb weight of 1570 kilograms delivers racetrack performance. The concept with front mid-engine and transmission in transaxle configuration makes for a beneficial weight distribution of 47 to 53 percent between the front and rear axle. In conjunction with the vehicle's low center of gravity this translates into extremely agile handling and permits high cornering speeds.

With a favorable power-to-weight ratio of 3.0 kilograms per hp, the Mercedes-AMG GT S selfconfidently lines up alongside the very best in its segment. The sports car also sets a new benchmark figure for fuel economy: fuel consumption of 9.6 – 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers (NEDC combined) constitutes a considerable increase in efficiency.

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ROLLS-ROY VISION NEX Rolls-Royce, the world’s leading luxury brand, has defined the future of luxury mobility. The Grand Arrival of the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 boldly points to a bright future for our marque where our patrons’ individual demands for complete and authentic personalisation will be met through an exquisite fusion of technology, design and hallmark Rolls-Royce crasmanship.” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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“With the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 we were mindful not to dwell on the past. We wanted to be as innovative as possible and at the same time transcend the design history of the marque” said Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.


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In a spectacular event at London’s Roundhouse today, the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 was presented.

The car defines the future of luxury mobility. Codenamed 103EX, it is the marque’s first ever pure ‘Vision Vehicle’.

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The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 presents an intriguing and aesthetically dynamic vision of the future of luxury mobility – a completely personal, effortless and autonomous Rolls-Royce experience, wrapped in a design that ensures a ‘Grand Sanctuary’ for its occupants, and a ‘Grand Arrival’.

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The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 anticipates the mobility demands of the luxury customer of the future. Brought to life by Rolls-Royce aer many months of study and consultation with current patrons of the brand, the car represents their clearly expressed desire for an assurance that the marque’s plans for the future of luxury personal mobility will continue to embody the key aributes that have made Rolls-Royce the preferred marque of the most discerning and powerful patrons in the world for over a Century.


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With the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100, the brand provides just such an assurance to its valued customers – present and future. It makes a bold and definitive statement of confidence in a future where Rolls-Royce rejects the notion of anonymous, utilitarian and bland future modes of mobility.

Through an intimate understanding of its customers’ thinking and their demands in the future, Rolls-Royce presents an exciting and highly appealing vision of effortless, autonomous, spacious and beautiful luxury mobility, as personal as each individual customer. www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com/enGB/103ex.html

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Designed and built for the performance driver who wants a car they can use every day, the GT provides outstanding performance with additional comfort. A side opening rear hatch gives access to an extended luggage space; the panoramic glass roof allows more daylight into the sumptuous interior. The new 570GT is the perfect balance of road dynamics and long distance touring capabilities. EXHILARATION Accelerating, braking, shiing, steering. The vital components of performance driving are all perfectly blended and balanced into one seamless confidenceinspiring experience that once tasted needs to be experienced again and again.

REDUCING MASS Lighter, stronger, faster, beer: we don’t stop until we push the limits of possibility. The McLaren obsession of reducing mass gives the Sports Series a level of agility and precision that defines its character. Every component is weight minimized resulting in an incredible power-to-weight ratio that means only one thing – blistering performance. ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVITY Hand craed in the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England, Sports Series models provide levels of exclusivity and personalisation that make each car an individual masterpiece. In addition to the vast array of options, colours, leathers and styling components, there is even the opportunity to truly unleash your imagination through McLaren Special Operations. EVERYDAY The Sports Series is an accomplished track performer yet provides a level of ride comfort and refinement that make it our most useable McLaren to date. Coupé is designed to thrill, yet its excellent visibility, smooth gearbox, and comfortable driving position make it simple to live with even in town. The GT bestows even more comfort and provides additional luggage space making it ideal for those long weekends away.

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McLaren 570GT The McLaren Sports Series breaks new ground by bringing our technological advances to the sports car arena. With a 3.8-litre V8 engine mid-mounted for perfect balance, and a lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis, Sports Series models offer a class-defining power-to-weight ratio that’s designed to thrill. Along with the breathtaking performance, pinpoint steering, and sense of control that makes driving absolute fun, is a level of comfort that defies its super car looks.

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LAND RovER sHowCAsEs NEw RANGE RovER EvoquE CoNvERTibLE iN sANTA MoNiCA bEACHsiDE sHooT wiTH boND sTAR NAoMiE HARRis. LUXURY CARS Following the recent global release of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, which features vehicles produced by the Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations division, ‘Moneypenny’ Actress Naomie Harris joined the brand to receive an exclusive first look at the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible as it debuted in the US. Marrying luxury with an elegant four-seat convertible design, versatile storage and unrivalled capability both on and off-road, the new Range Rover Evoque Convertible combines the bold design and refinement of the Range Rover Evoque with a sophisticated folding roof to create a versatile, all-season convertible SUV. Harris, who in her role as Moneypenny has been paired with Land Rover vehicles including the iconic Defender (Skyfall) and more recently the Discovery Sport (SPECTRE) said: "I was so impressed by the design of this car; it's like nothing I've seen on the road before and is so sleek! I love the fact that it is just as much at home driving down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA, as it is off-road in the British Countryside". In celebration of the world debut of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, full-size wireframe sculptures of the newest Range Rover model will be on display in West Hollywood at Le Zinque from Nov 16-17 and on the Santa Monica Pier from Nov 18-20. More than 450,000 units of the Range Rover Evoque have been produced globally since its introduction in 2011 making the premium compact SUV the fastestselling Land Rover of all time. This sales success has been accompanied by critical acclaim, as the Range Rover Evoque has also won more than 165 international awards since launch. The new Range Rover Evoque Convertible will go on sale from Spring 2016.

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The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is a convertible for all seasons. It is a unique combination of design leadership and world-class engineering that adds another dimension to the Range Rover Evoque name, further enhancing its desirability and appeal. Z-FOLDING ROOF SYSTEM The Evoque Convertible Roof System lets the outside in at the mere touch of a buon. It also operates at speeds of up to 48 kilometres per hour. ENLIGHTENED DESIGN Optional adaptive full LED headlamps complement the vehicle’s design cues by combining a distinctive look with enhanced light output. IN TUNE WITH YOU The InControl Touch Pro infotainment system features a 10" Touchscreen as standard with customisable home screen, enabling intuitive interaction and easy access to your favourite features. UNMISTAKABLY LAND ROVER Confident and capable across different terrains. A convertible that lets you enjoy the best of all seasons. PERFECTED INTERIOR The thrill of a convertible SUV is beautifully enhanced by the four-seat capacity of the vehicle. Front seats incorporate the latest technologies such as Climate Control options to ensure a truly relaxed and comfortable ride. The interior’s clean, architectural lines are complemented by the premium materials featured throughout, with the upgrade option of Oxford leather also available. OFF-ROAD. ON FORM State-of-the-art technologies including Terrain Response and optional All-Terrain Progress Control ensure the Evoque Convertible feels surefooted no maer what the terrain or weather conditions. These are complemented by the optional Wade Sensing feature, which uses sensors to provide real-time information of water depth.

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To mark its glorious first centenary, Maserati has produced a car like no other: a masterpiece whose every last detail expresses the legend that is the Marque of the Trident. The GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition is unrivalled in its power, performance and crasmanship. This is Maserati passion and innovation at its best, sporting all the stunning lines that have made the brand an international design icon since it first sped onto the scene in 1914.

Elegant and urbanite with an aggressive sporty edge, the GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition is a bold tribute to one hundred years of Maserati. The illustrious past of the House of the Trident is clearly present in the genetics of the model, yet this GranTurismo also paves the way for future generations.


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STILL WATERS RUN DEEP Despite its traditional GranTurismo silhouee, this centennial edition stands apart from its forbears. The new Rosso Magma colour was designed to achieve the appearance of motion, even when the car is stationary. Applied in three coats, the shade varies subtly depending on the light to reveal deep undertones of purple and blue: perfection at 0km/h. The alternative launch shade, Blu Inchiostro, represents a stunning visual reference to both Maserati’s home city of Bologna and its iconic oval emblem. Five further paintwork colours are also available, ensuring a truly personalised experience for every driver. AN EYE FOR DETAIL The centennial edition’s stunning selection of eyecatching exterior finishes is the perfect complement to the spirit of the model. The pearlescent red of the paintwork is partnered with an accent of colour on the large callipers of

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the carbon ceramic brakes, visible behind the spokes of the MC Design wheels. This shade is offset by sleek black carbon fibre detailing on the rear spoiler, door handles and door mirror casings. Lastly, the unique Maserati Centennial logo proudly emblazoned on the hubcaps pays one last homage to one hundred years of innovative design. BEAUTY ON THE INSIDE The interior of the GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition rivals the exterior’s statement aesthetic. Visually striking accent panels on the headrests, armrests and steering wheel create a look that is as powerful as it is elegant. The sporty appearance of the interior is enhanced by carbon fibre inserts on the dashboard and seat surrounds, while the celebratory Maserati Centennial logo takes pride of place on the kick plate.


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A SPORTSMAN AT HEART The GranTurismo MC Stradale Maserati Centennial Special Edition is powered by the 460 HP, 4.7 litre V8 that first appeared in the GranTurismo Sport, combined with a robotised, 6speed MC Race Shi gearbox that guarantees superb performance and a top speed of 303 km/h. This highly innovative engine is designed to adapt to the driving environment, emiing a discreet purr in an urban seing and powerful roar on the open road. A BESPOKE INTERIOR The headrests of this exclusive edition display an embroidered Trident as a visual reference to the iconic logo. Eye-catching features also include contrasting stitching on the dashboard and central tunnel, along with the Maserati Centennial logo that takes pride of place on the kick plate. Even the carpets have not been overlooked: their new coloured borders reflect the accent colour used elsewhere in the interior.

MAKING AN IMPRESSION As well as Rosso Magma, three more triple-coat colours have been created to celebrate Maserati’s centenary, each one matched to specific interiors: Blu Inchiostro, Grigio Pietra (with mica providing an interesting metallic effect) and Bianco Birdcage. Nero Carbonio, Bianco Eldorado and Grigio Granito then complete the choice of colours. www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/ models/granturismo/granturismo-mc-stradalecentennial-edition.html

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E ‘s’ INTRODUCING RAPIDE S Rapide S is the world’s most beautiful four-door sports car. Created with the finest ingredients, conceived with a unique vision, it combines sensational sports car performance and supreme refinement in one compelling form. Ground-breaking and yet possessed of timeless beauty, Rapide S is sublime, thrilling and every inch an Aston Martin.

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BEAUTY, POWER & LUXURY Infused with the spirit and lithe responses of our iconic sports cars, Rapide S truly embodies the essence of Aston Martin. Its unique character is a blend of sumptuous luxury and capaciousness, serene refinement and elegant convenience.

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THE POWER BEHIND THE LUXURY Rapide S includes the AM29 V12 engine. The most technologically advanced, most powerful Rapide engine we’ve ever built. Incredible figures tell the story; a sprint time of only 4.2 secs, 630 Nm of torque and potent power of 552 bhp - an increase of more than 18% over the first generation Rapide.

EVERY INCH A SPORTS CAR Agile, balanced, controlled. A near perfect 49:51 front / rear weight distribution means Rapide S is unique, a true sports car with four-doors.

Rapide S delivers phenomenal performance, all of the time.

Weighing just 1990kg, Rapide S is a four-door car with world-class dynamics. A four-door car that's every inch a sports car.

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FOUR DOORS EIGHT GEARS Harnessing the power of Rapide S is the Touchtronic III ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. Touchtronic III sets high standards in performance and shi speed. With eight gears produced by four gear sets and five shi elements - always operating at their optimum level - you’ll experience exceptional shi quality and incredible acceleration. 552 bhp of power. Eight gears shiing in just 130 milliseconds. Rapide S has been specifically designed for a thrilling driving experience.

INTRODUCING AMI III The new AMi III infotainment system is the control centre for Rapide S. Housed within the stunning waterfall fascia, AMi III seamlessly integrates audio, hands-free telephony and vehicle status technologies and places them at your fingertips to allow you to get the very most from the Rapide S experience. SUPREMELY REFINED Rapide S has space for four adults to be transported in a luxurious environment with the highest levels of refinement. Exterior styling is matched by interior materials worked by hand to achieve a finish never seen before on a four-door sports car.

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eVOLUTIOn OF a cLaSS The Spyker C8 Preliator marks the next step in Spyker Cars' evolution. The 2-door mid-engine sports car will offer the discerning driver of the highest standards a new choice, delivering a rare combination of heritage, design, crasmanship, performance and exclusivity.

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THE PRELIATOR AT FIRST SIGHT The Spyker C8 Preliator is the epitome of our unrivalled crasmanship, its contemporary design the ultimate translation of our aviation heritage toa “road jet”, a plane without wings.

Highly detailed design, bespoke materials and aviation-inspired elements are a core part of the Spyker DNA. Spyker's third-generation sports car features design cues from jet propulsion aircra, highlighting the turbine blade, NACA duct air inlets and lile wings, ailerons, to improve the car's aerodynamic performance.

SWITCH IT UP Flick the red cover on the ignition switch to evoke the spirit of starting an aeroplane. Activate the ignition switch and listen to the reassuring “clack” as the aluminium switch moves into place. Watch the dashboard light up as part of your ‘pre-flight check'. Pressing the engine start/stop buon brings to life a powerful V8 engine that delivers 525 bhp.

With sleek aerodynamics, a long GT-wheelbase, luxurious and spacious cabin and world-class drivetrain, the new C8 Preliator has broadened the appeal of the Spyker brand while maintaining the marque’s exclusivity.

RADIATOR GRILLE The trademark radiator grille references to Spyker models of the previous century. The 1903 Spyker logo harkens back to an era when Spyker built racers such as the amazing Spyker 60HP.


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Ic EYE-CATCHING HEADLIGHTS The style of the Spyker C8 Preliator’s headlights is particularly eye-catching as they flow seamlessly from the body design. LED daytime running lights are used to increase the conspicuity during daylight conditions. TURBINE BLADES Striking 12-spoke 19-inch Rotorblade™ wheels are available as an option. These wheels are inspired by the turbine blades of a modern jet engine.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL Spykers are the ultimate statement of individuality. They are craed by individuals for individuals, our discerning clients, who appreciate crasmanship and aention to detail. TIMELESS DESIGN The Spyker C8 Preliator exhibits a timeless beauty reminiscent of a classic car, thanks to perfect proportions and the purity of surfaces. www.spykercars.com/models/C8-Preliator

CARBON BODY The Spyker C8 Preliator has carbon body panels, a lightweight material oen used in the aviation industry. There is a distinct absence of ‘shut lines’ on the front wings and rear quarter panels.

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Maserati reveals the exterior form of the Levante, the first SUV in the brand's more than one hundred year history: the new model completes the existing range of saloon and sports cars, extending the offering together with the Quaroporte, Ghibli, GranTurismo and GranCabrio models. The design of the Levante features clear associations with the Maserati brand and its distinctive Italian character: the aggressive front

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introduces new, tapered headlights separated into two elements, with the upper headlight unit connected to the radiator grille. Maserati's design signature is clearly visible on the sides: the three iconic air vents on the front wings, the trapezoidal C-pillar with the “Saea” logo and the large, frameless door windows. The rear is dominated by the very tapered back window and streamlined shape, both typical of a high-performance sports car.


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MAsERATi's FiRsT suv RECEivEs iTs EAGERLY-AwAiTED woRLD uNvEiLiNG AT THE uPCoMiNG GENEvA iNTERNATioNAL MoToR sHow At a technical level, the Levante's chassis is designed to combine the outstanding on-road performance typical of every Maserati with unrivalled handling even on very low-grip surfaces and an excellent off-road performance and ride. The new SUV boasts a high level of content as standard, with all versions featuring: sophisticated electronic suspension with controlled damping and air springs, which can be set on several levels, “Q4” intelligent all-wheel drive and 8-speed automatic transmission specially calibrated for the brand's new SUV.

When it comes to power units, the Levante is equipped with both petrol and diesel engines that are all Euro6-compliant. The Maserati Levante is built at the Mirafiori plant in Turin; the first cars have already come off the assembly line with the launch planned for this spring in Europe, to be followed by the rest of the world later this year.

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Levante 350 hp • V6 engine manufactured by Ferrari in Maranello • 3.0 V6 twin-turbo GDI petrol engine with 350 hp • Maximum torque available at 1,750 rpm • 0-100 km/h in 6.0”, 251 km/h top speed • Based on the evolution of the Maserati saloon platform • Levante name inspired by a warm Mediterranean wind • Manufactured in the refurbished Mirafiori factory • Coupé style SUV with best in class interior space • Cx = 0.31, best in class aerodynamic coefficient • Extensive use of aluminium in chassis, body and suspension • Ideal 50:50 weight distribution • Lowest centre of gravity in SUV class • Intelligent Q4 AWD system with standard Torque Vectoring • Maserati Stability Program developed for on-road and off-road use • Double wishbone front and five-link rear suspension • Standard Air Spring Suspension with 6 ride height levels • Electronically controlled Skyhook shock absorbers • New Human Machine Interface with 8.4” Touch Screen • Sumptuous leather interior as standard • Sport and Luxury specific packages offered from launch • Standard Air Quality Sensor on all variants

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Equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine, the Levante 350 hp makes it to 100 km/h in 6.0” and has a top speed of 251 km/h. The Maserati petrol engine, that was designed in conjunction with Ferrari and is manufactured in Maranello, is further developed to suit the specific character of the Levante. The V6 unit is globally acclaimed for its unique Maserati signature sound and for its exceptional performance. This new generation of Maserati engines is more powerful, more exciting to drive and more eco-friendly than ever. The Maserati Levante is a turning point in Maserati’s history. The brand new model, which made its World Premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, enables the Trident to access the largest luxury segment in the world. The Levante significantly contributes to the creation of the most complete product line-up in Maserati’s history.


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The Levante name was inspired by a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV. The Levante is based on the evolution of the sedan platform, designed exclusively by Maserati. The car chassis has been specifically developed to offer unique on-road drivability and competitive off-road capability, with day-to-day comfort and practicality. The top notch Italian SUV was conceived around three main pillars: Design, Exclusivity and Performance. It represents the optimum blend of these three elements in the SUV world. The Levante’s design is distinctive and aractive, embracing the most valuable aesthetic elements of Italian style. A central asset, its design brings a new concept to the SUV world, combining

spaciousness and coupé lines while achieving the best aerodynamic efficiency in its segment. A new state-of-the-art production line was set up exclusively for the Levante in the historic Mirafiori plant, where high quality standards in every area, from design to development and from process controls to fabrication, are applied in full. Maserati’s more than 100-year tradition of crasmanship and cuing-edge technology guarantees outstanding quality right down to the tiniest of details.

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Some 30km from the main island of Mahé, Ile du Nord, or North Island, enjoys private isolation within the Inner Island group of the Seychelles. Luminous white beaches cosset a tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees cradled between three granite outcrops, 110m to 180m in height, whose polished grey ramparts rise from the white sands and filigree reefs of the azure ocean.

North Island is a place that unashamedly aims at providing the very best in privacy, location, accommodation, services, facilities and experience, yet has restored its environment to a place of verdant plenty – a Noah’s Ark afloat in warm tropical waters in colours of blue and aquamarine. The true essence of North Island is a rare encounter that is in harmony with the environment – one that touches and inspires the lives of all who walk her beaches, dive her waters and contemplate her beauty.

North Island is a sanctuary where natural habitats, long neglected, have been rehabilitated so that endangered Seychelles fauna and flora could be reintroduced and given a place to grow and thrive. On this floating paradise, 11 guest villas have been For the latest news on luxury worldwide built from local materials reaped from the rehabilitation process, where luxury and simplicity mingle to form a signature architectural style we call ‘barefoot luxury’.

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