The Daytona SP3 is the latest addition to Ferrari’s exceedingly premium “Icona” line. Check the news Ferrari 828-Horsepower Daytona SP3 and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The new hypercar is designed to be a racer through and through, drawing inspiration from Ferrari’s epic triumph at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona, where it took home all three top places that year. The mid-engine car, powered by an updated version of the 812 Superfast’s 6.5-liter V12, can produce 828 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque with its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, propelling it from 0-62mph in 2.85 seconds and 0-124mph in 7.4 seconds.
Aside from the powertrain, the whole body and chassis of the automobile are made of composite materials, mostly carbon fiber. Adjustable pedals and steering wheel work in concert with the automaker’s lowest seating position to deliver a personalized racing experience, while a 16-inch touchscreen replaces a traditional dashboard to provide a touch of modern technology.
Unfortunately, only a few collectors will be able to obtain the Daytona SP3, with some sites estimating costs in the seven figures.
Ferrari’s new moniker alludes to the historical 1-2-3 finish at Daytona. While the P3 and P4 have a 4.0-liter V12 engine capable of roughly 450 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, the Daytona SP3 is more than 50 years ahead of the curve. It is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine designed for the 812 Competizione. However, it is currently positioned in the center of the back panel for this purpose.
In other automotive news, Porsche has unveiled the track-ready 2022 718 Cayman GT4 RS.
Check the news Ferrari 828-Horsepower Daytona SP3 and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
Apple self-driving electric car will be available in 2025. Check the news Apple self-driving electric car will be available in 2025 and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
For the past few years, Apple’s self-driving electric car has been a big subject. According to reports, this Apple initiative is known as Project Titan, and the team is directed by Kevin Lynch. There must be no pedals or steering controls on the vehicle.
It was previously stated that the corporation must choose between two development paths: a regular electric car with some enhanced driver aid features or a more sophisticated electric vehicle with completely autonomous driving without human interaction. It has now been announced that the IT behemoth has picked the second option.
However, Apple may include some form of emergency control option, which is currently being studied internally. The automobile will also have enormous seats and a massive infotainment system, according to reports.
According to reports, Apple has no plans to design a unique charging technology for the automobile that will allow it to be charged at most fast charging stations.
Check the news Apple self-driving electric car will be available in 2025 and more on Switzerland based Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The McLaren Speedtail ‘Albert’ prototype was the first Speedtail to be driven on public roads, and it was created to demonstrate the concept of the Speedtail’s central seat driving position. Check the news McLaren: Speedtail ‘Albert’ on Swizerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine – Kenleaks Magazine.
The McLaren Speedtail Albert is the latest invention from McLaren Special Operations (MSO), and it was commissioned by McLaren Beverly Hills, the McLaren North American distributor. Its name is a one-of-a-kind homage to the Albert Drive premises in Woking, England, where their F1 vehicle was developed and manufactured.
A one-of-a-kind McLaren Speedtail was created to honor the first completed prototype of the 403kph (250mph) hypercar. As manufacture of the 106 Speedtails approaches to an end, this special version is released. The one-off, called Albert, was created for a private buyer by the McLaren Beverly Hills dealership in the United States and was built and painted by the company’s in-house customisation team, McLaren Special Operations (MSO).
Albert McLaren Speedtail. As manufacturing of the 106-car Speedtails comes to an end, this special edition emerges. The ‘Albert’ prototype was the first Speedtail to be driven on public roads, and it was created to verify the idea of the Speedtail’s center seat driving position, evaluating driver comfort-functional design, visibility and rear-view camera locations, among other things.
The outside color on the McLaren Speedtail Albert is a combination of Magnesium Silver, which was used on the exterior of McLaren’s first F1 road car, which debuted at the 1992 Monaco Grand Prix. The Ueno Grey used on the Speedtail, on the other hand, is the color of the F1 GTR that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995.
Check the news McLaren: Speedtail ‘Albert’ on Swizerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine – Kenleaks Magazine.
Bored of your own roadster? No problem – turn it into a racing car from the 1930s. Check the news TURNING THE MAZDA MX-5 INTO A SPORTS CAR and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
British mechanics have made a conversion kit for the Mazda MX-5, which turns this car into a vintage sports car from the thirties Alfa-Romeo 158. What is it made of? It’s simple – body panels, some chassis parts and interior elements. If you pay extra, you can make an additional order for authentic wheels, seats and a steering wheel. The technical components include shock absorbers and a cooling system.
The engine and all other parts come from a donor Mazda MX-5. It is curious that the acceptance of orders for the whale is already open. In addition, the mechanics are going to make a full-fledged club of owners of such cars.
After the Taycan Turbo S, the Taycan Turbo and the Taycan 4S, Porsche presents with its new Taycan the fourth version of its first fully electric sports sedan. Two battery sizes are available for this propulsion-based model: with the standard Performance battery, the new entry-level model develops up to 300 kW (408 hp) in overboost mode with Launch Control, and up to ‘to 350 kW (476 hp) with the optional Performance Plus battery. The nominal power of these batteries is 240 kW (326 hp) and 280 kW (380 hp) respectively. Check the news New entry-level fully electric powered model Porsche expands Taycan range and more on Switzerland based Luxury Lifestyle Magazine- Kenleaks Magazine.
The rear-wheel drive Taycan will be available at Swiss dealers from mid-March 2021. In Switzerland, prices start at CHF 100,300 including VAT.
The Lamborghini “With Italy, For Italy” cultural project featuring 21 photographers and 21 iconic cars has now been published as a prestigious photo book by Skira. Check this news and more on Kenleaks Magazine.
Originally conceived as a celebration of Italy’s artistic beauty, natural wonders and manufacturing excellence with the objective of reinvigorating the country’s image and sending a positive signal of rebirth during the Covid-19 emergency, this Lamborghini project (or initiative) asked high-caliber Italian photographers to capture Lamborghini supercars in a series of spectacular settings. The results can now be enjoyed in a 240-page photo book featuring exclusive shots of models, like the Urus, Huracán EVO Spyder, Aventador S Roadster and Miura against magnificent backdrops of mountains, coastlines and cities.
This tribute to the unique technology and Italian excellence at the heart of Lamborghini’s DNA is a must for all luxury supercar fans and an inspiration for everyone.
The “With Italy, For Italy” photo book is available from December 10th onwards at the Lamborghini online store, and from the publisher Skira and all major online e-commerce platforms.
The Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica (B.A.T.) Concepts: An Automotive Masterpiece in Three Parts to Be Offered as Part of Sotheby’s Forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Sale in New York, Livestreamed to the World on 28 October 2020
ESTIMATED TO SELL FOR $14/20 Million
Arguably the most spectacular and seminal series of concept vehicles ever produced
· Designed by Franco Scaglione and executed by Carrozzeria Bertone over 1953, 1954 and 1955, the cars featured pioneering aerodynamics and radical design features Offered from single, long-term ownership and the first time ever to be offered for sale as a united trio The Alfa Romeo triptych is arguably the most instantly recognizable and globally famous series of concept vehicles ever produced
Befitting their place as automotive design icons, the cars will be offered as part of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening sale in New York on 28 October.
RM Sotheby’s, in association with the Sotheby’s Fine Art Division, is delighted to announce that it will offer the Alfa Romeo Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica Concepts, a trio of incredible automotive and sculptural design that were produced by Bertone for the Turin auto salons across 1953, 1954 and 1955. The vaunted trio of Alfa Romeos will be offered as a single lot at the forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 28 October. Regarded by many as the seminal vehicle designs of the 20th century, B.A.T. 5, 7, & 9 were presented to the public over three consecutive years and have firmly lodged themselves amongst the most spectacular and memorable automotive designs ever produced.
The three cars were more than just design studies and a showcase of what world’s best panel beaters and craftsmen could create; they were also an incredibly effective demonstration of forward-thinking design engineering and advanced aerodynamics. Although designed around modest Alfa Romeo road car chassis, the cars stunned the public with a hitherto unseen blend of sculpture and efficiency, and with more than just a hint of fantasy and science-fiction resonating from each of the three designs.
1953 B.A.T. 5 – The first of the B.A.T. concepts, Scaglione set about to produce a visually arresting design that absolutely maximized airflow, and ultimately created a car of spectacular drama. Working with airflow as the essence of how to develop the lines of the vehicle, the completed concept was appropriately dubbed the Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica 5, or B.A.T. 5.
1954 B.A.T. 7 – Having served its purpose, B.A.T. 5 was essentially mothballed after the 1953 show and work commenced on an updated version, soon to be known as the B.A.T. 7. Given the first car’s success, Scaglione was encouraged to emphasize various characteristics of the original, and he obliged by narrowing the front air intakes, lowering the hood by over two inches, and lengthening the tailfins while adding increased angular pitch to the extremities. The rear wheel skirts and pronounced side vents remained. The resulting design’s coefficient of drag was, at 0.19 Cd, even more remarkable than its predecessor. This figure is lower than many 21st century super car designs, and this was achieved in 1954 without wind tunnel testing or computer-aided design. A remarkable feat.
1955 B.A.T 9 – The final of the three cars saw Alfa Romeo take a greater interest in the design process, largely driven by a desire to make the car both stunning visually at but with more consideration given to applying the design practical road use. For B.A.T. 9, Scaglione explored a roadworthy gran turismo interpretation of the theme with the fins reduced in size to improve rear visibility, and the rear wheel skirts eliminated. A new pronounced beltline was added toward the rear, while a standard production triangular Giulietta grille, including the famed Milano crest, was fitted to the front grille, highlighting the car’s identity as an Alfa Romeo. Despite this more practical approach to the design, the result proved to be the crescendo of the design iteration and was much admired for its jet-age design that perfectly combined both form and function.
Rob Myers, Chairman of RM Sotheby’s, says: “To be able to offer the Alfa Romeo B.A.T cars as a single lot triptych at auction is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. To do so in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art evening sale only adds further validation to the global significance of the B.A.T cars. These three truly spectacular cars are amongst the most instantly recognizable and important pieces of automotive design ever produced. Furthermore, they have never been offered for sale as a united trio, and so the offering of this design triptych may never happen again. The importance of the offering of these cars cannot be underestimated either within the automotive or within the art, sculpture and design world.”
David Galperin, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auctions in New York, commented: “Following the success of the Michael Schumacher Ferrari F1 race car in our November 2017 evening sale, we are thrilled to again present an exceptional example of automotive design in our Contemporary Art auction. Designed and executed in the early 1950s, the Alfa Romeo B.A.T. automobiles represent the great creative ingenuity that marks post-war Italy and the European avant-garde at this period in history. Presented in the context of our Contemporary Art Evening Sale, alongside works by titans of post-war Italian art and design such as Lucio Fontana and Carlo Mollino, the sheer radicality, sculptural brilliance, and unique artistic vision of these automotive icons will be ever more magnified.”
Interestingly, the three B.A.T.s were never shown together as a triptych in period, and the cars were sold off following their respective show circuit runs. In fact, the cars were not united until the 1989 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, sharing the spotlight with none other than Nuccio Bertone, the man who oversaw their commission and construction. Shortly after this, the current owner individually acquired each car and the trio has been restored, maintained and kept as a group ever since. They have only ever made very occasional public appearances over the past 30 years and the cars are undoubtedly one of the most important single collections of vehicles in existence. It is therefore fitting that the cars are being sold as a single lot and befitting their unquestionable status as design icons and possibly the best example of ‘cars as works of art’, the cars will be offered by Sotheby’s at its New York Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 28 October with a pre-sale estimate of $14,000,000 to $20,000,0000.
Porsche completes the range of the new Panamera, notably by enriching it with a top-of-the-range model with 514 kW (700 hp) of power and 870 Nm of torque. By combining a four-liter twin-turbo V8 with a 420 kW (571 hp) and 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor, the new Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid now represents the pinnacle of performance in this completely renewed series.
A new 17.9 kWh battery and optimized driving modes have made it possible to gain up to 30% more purely electric autonomy. The same goes for the new Panamera 4 E-Hybrid, whose electric motor cooperates as before with a twin-turbo V6 of 2.9 liters and 243 kW (330 hp) to deliver a total power of 340 kW (462 hp). . The Porsche Panamera 700 hp range is completed by the 4S,
The new Panamera models can be ordered now and will go on sale in early December. In Switzerland, the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid starts at CHF 149,300. The Panamera 4S is available from CHF 156,000 and the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid from CHF 251,200, VAT and country specific equipment included for each model.
Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Fuel consumption combined 2.3 – 2.2 l/100 km; CO2 emissions 51 – 49 g/km; electricity consumption (combined) 18.2 – 17.5 kWh/100 km 2)
On the occasion of Renault eWays, an unprecedented event dedicated to electric mobility today and tomorrow, Groupe Renault is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050 in Europe and unveils two new electric vehicles:
Ten years ago, Renault launched its first electric vehicles on the roads. Today, 350,000 Renault electric vehicles circulate around the world with 8 different models! In addition to the electric offer, the Group offers a full range of hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions on Clio, Captur, New Mégane and New Mégane Estate with its E-TECH Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid technology, which now equips New Renault Arkana .
Today, the company is going further and making a commitment to achieve a zero CO2 impact by 2050 in Europe . By 2030, it aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50% compared to 2010.
By 2022, all new models on the market will have an electric or electrified version, in a market which, in 5 years, will see 50% of vehicles sold run on electric or hybrid.
On the occasion of Renault eWays, from October 15 to 27, the Group is sharing its vision of the transition to zero-emission mobility through its new products and technologies, reference key notes offered on the digital platform:
A new important step for Groupe Renault, which is positioning itself as a major player in sustainable mobility and its ecosystem, for today and for the years to come.
Renault Mégane eVision, a unique electric compact sedan.
Renault presents the Mégane eVision show car and reinvents the compact sedan model by associating the codes of the coupe and the SUV. 100% electric, this innovative style show car benefits from the brand new CMF-EV platform dedicated to electric. An asset that allows it to free itself from the dimensions and traditional codes of the segment to offer new lines and new proportions. The result is a sedan with contained exterior dimensions and record roominess. A battery capacity of 60 kW, a power of 160 kW / 217 PS and its DC charger guarantee an optimized autonomy and charging speed.
Renault took the electric turn almost 10 years ago. This expertise is now making it possible to launch a whole new generation of electric models of which Mégane eVision is the symbol.
25 years after its launch, a new page is now opening for Mégane.
Governor of California Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday that helps in sustainability of California’s replace gasoline cars to electric by 2035 year which amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the United States in the support of electric cars. Although it bans the sale of new gasoline cars and trucks after the 15-year deadline, it will still allow such vehicles to be owned and sold on the used-car market.
“This is the most impactful step our state can take to fight climate change in the support of electric cars,” the Governor of California Gavin Newsom said in a statement.
“Our cars shouldn’t make wildfires worse — and create more days filled with smoky air. Cars shouldn’t melt glaciers or raise sea levels threatening our cherished beaches and coastlines.” mention Gavin Newsom.
The executive order directs state agencies to develop strategies for an integrated, statewide rail and transit network, and incorporate safe and accessible infrastructure into projects to support bicycle and pedestrian options, particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities.
The text of today’s executive order can be found here and a copy can be found here.
California will be leading the nation in this effort – joining 15 countries that have already committed to phase out gasoline-powered cars and using our market power to push zero-emission vehicle innovation and drive down costs for everyone.
We really hope in sustainability of California will replace gasoline cars to electric by 2035 year.