NEW COLOUR COMBINATIONS FOR THE “BUGATTI VEYRON FBG PAR HERMÈS”
Monterey, 15th August 2008. The “Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès”, revealed to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year, will be presented on Friday, 15th August at “The Quail, a Motorsport Gathering” on the Monterey Peninsula. This show has become the highlight in what is a whirlwind of ten days of events every August, when car enthusiasts from around the world gather in Monterey to celebrate the ultimate in automotive design and engineering.… Continue reading →
Supercar-quick electric stunner takes alternative-powered vehicles to a new level.
It’s the electric American dream! Powered solely from the mains supply, the Tesla Roadster does not emit any nasty gases, travels more than 220 miles on a charge, yet accelerates like a Ferrari – and Auto Express has driven it.
If the car looks familiar, that’s because it’s based on Lotus’ Elise – and the British firm has even helped develop it.… Continue reading →
As with the Tesla Roadster, the Corvette ZR1 is a sports car from the land of the stars and stripes – but that’s there the similarities end!
Powered by a 647bhp 6.2-litre supercharged V8, it’s mean, not green. And with a 205mph top speed, it is the fastest Corvette ever. The ZR1 also replaces the usual steel chassis with a super-stiff, lightweight aluminium and magnesium construction.… Continue reading →
Sporty Spanish car maker SEAT is celebrating a remarkable sales surge as its tip for the top ‘high fashion’ car colour of 2008 – chic Candy White – is proving to be a storming success with the car cognoscenti.
At the turn of the year SEAT’s marketing men earmarked white, previously a decidedly utilitarian hue favoured mostly by van drivers and police patrol car pilots, as the ‘next big thing’ in car colours.… Continue reading →
Mazda pulled out all the awkwardly executed stops for the reveal of the Kazamai concept, including four sets of dancers, guys in neon-pink shorts on roller skates and a 40-man Russian singing troop in Soviet-style dress. We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried, but what better way to kick off our coverage of the Moscow International Auto Salon.… Continue reading →
Be patient. In the inherently fast-paced automotive industry, it’s quite a thing to ask. But that’s exactly what Alfa Romeo has demanded of the eager legions of its fans in the United States. The Italian automaker may retain a sizable base of enthusiasts in America, but while rumors of its impending return to the market have been mounting for some time — with no clear end in sight — Alfa remains committed to coming back in full force.… Continue reading →
Alfa Romeo’s awesome Alfa 8C Competizione supercar has scooped the award for Best Design of the Year in Auto Express’s 2008 New Car Honours.
The announcement came after more than 4000 Auto Express readers voted in the category, putting the Italian 4.7 V8 head and shoulders above its rivals. Auto Express’s judging panel agreed with their verdict.… Continue reading →