At the Automechanika Show in Frankfurt that opened its doors to the public today, Friday, September 16, Volkswagen released a series of aerodynamic accessories for the new Passat CC and Scirocco models. For the Passat CC, Volkswagen has developed a new front lip spoiler as well as a trunk lid spoiler while the Scirocco gets a more complete kit that consists of a front bumper spoiler, side sills, a rear bumper fascia and a discreet roof spoiler.… Continue reading →
Choosing the best-designed car of the year is never easy, so we turned to you for help – Auto Express readers.
Voting on autoexpress.co.uk, thousands of you chose from nominees including the Fiat 500, Citroen C5 and Jaguar XF. In a landslide, it was one of the finest-looking cars from Italy in decades that stole the show.… Continue reading →
Meddling with a classic formula is dangerous, so Mazda was cautious when it built the latest MX-5.
It was launched first as a soft-top roadster in the same vein as the much loved original, and the question on everyone’s lips was: would there ever be a folding hard-top? Bosses repeatedly denied the existence of such a model right up until the British Motor Show in 2006 – and then it turned out they had been working on the MX-5 RC all along.… Continue reading →
We’re not aware when and if at all, Alfa Romeo will update its GT Coupe, but in the case that the Italian automaker does decide to present a facelift version of the compact 4-seater coupe in the near future, this rendering from ‘Autoblog.it’ reader Luciano seems to hit the spot. Inspired from Alfa Romeo’s latest models, the 8c Competizione and the MiTo, Luciano completely redesigned the front end of the GT Coupe replacing the rectangular headlights with the sexier oval-shaped lights found in Alfa’s exotic supercar.… Continue reading →
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 →