“The Divo1 performs much better than the Chiron2 in terms of lateral acceleration, agility and cornering response,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. It is an idea that has met with great customer interest: even before the official world premiere, the small series limited to 40 vehicles was already sold out – at a net unit price of five million euros.
What makes Bugatti's work so special is the high quality standards that customers expect. Despite the small editions, the hyper sports cars are in an exceptional and highly exclusive league: no other manufacturer in the world combines luxury cars with hyper sports cars that reach speeds of 420 km/h . When it comes to safety-related factors such as stiffness and crash behaviour, the developers naturally take no risks and draw on the tried-and-tested technology of the Chiron2. They also rely on the iconic and well-established 8.0-litre 16-cylinder engine with at least 1,103 kW/1,500 hp. In the Centodieci1 the engine even achieves an output of 1,176 kW/1,600 hp. Changes to the body, aerodynamics, chassis, gears and seats result in a wide variety of individual models. “It’s crucial for the newly created vehicle to be able to stand on its own as an independent model and be recognised as such,” says Rommelfanger. For this reason, each edition has modified headlamp systems, taillamps and adapted front and rear sections.
Long coachbuilding tradition at Bugatti
In this way, the French manufacturer is reviving its long tradition and transforming the idea of high customisation for the 21st century. Since Bugatti was founded 110 years ago, its vehicles have been beyond compare – both technically and aesthetically. As company founder Ettore Bugatti put it: “If it can be compared with anything, it’s no longer a Bugatti”. From an early stage, the French luxury brand offered exceptional options for Bugatti customers with demanding aesthetic standards: coachbuilding – the art of putting exclusive vehicles into an even more exclusive shape.
The word coach refers to a carriage or car. “It’s equivalent to haute couture in the fashion industry. Coachbuilding is about creating unique specimens – tailor-made cars to meet individual tastes,” says Stephan Winkelmann. Until the early 1920s, Bugatti was still concentrating on technology; a bodywork department was not set up in Molsheim, Alsace, until 1923. Ettore Bugatti was of the opinion that a car was only perfect if it was impeccable from an aesthetic point of view. His son Jean therefore increasingly focused on ensuring that the body design was given greater importance in the company.
Coachbuilding is about more than just altering the bodywork
The difference in terms of today's coachbuilding vehicles is that in the past, master body-makers simply tailored different body shapes to a chassis – they did not actually change the technology. In current Bugatti one-of or few-of models, the further development and honing of technical components results in new vehicles with a different driving response as compared to the Chiron2. “Customers of our particularly exclusive vehicles get a different driving experience in addition to a different look. No two vehicles are the same, each one is given an individual colour composition in line with the customer's wishes,” says Pierre Rommelfanger.
The project manager is thrilled to be part of this story. “We’re are now recreating what Ettore Bugatti produced 110 years ago. Partly with history in mind as in La Voiture Noire1and the Centodieci1, partly pursuing entirely new ideas such as in the Divo1," he says. He is also fascinated by customers’ reactions, their enthusiasm for the new shapes and vehicles – which is a tremendous boost to motivation. He describes the Divo1 as his favourite coach-built car because it is the first highly individualised Bugatti of modern times, and the enthusiasm among customers is so infectious it is felt by the entire team.
Collaboration in a small and very agile team, whose members come from various Bugatti departments, is particularly challenging and exciting. “Due to the exclusive nature and small number of vehicles, we can use different materials and techniques, as shown by the 3D-printed grilles of the Divo1,” says Rommelfanger.
Bugatti has now presented three new vehicles in the coachbuilding tradition – the Divo1, La Voiture Noire1 and the Centodieci1. “Over the coming months we will continue to develop these in quiet concentration with great care, before finally producing them by hand,” says Rommelfanger. And Bugatti will certainly continue to focus on coachbuilding – very much in the spirit of Ettore Bugatti himself.
1 Fuel consumption, l/100km: not subject to Directive 1999/94/EC as overall type approval is currently not yet available
2 Fuel consumption, l/100km: urban 35.2 / extra-urban 15.2 / combined 22.5; combined CO2 emissions, g/km: 516; efficiency class: G
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● Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch was with Audi for more than twenty years, most recently from 1988 to 1992 as Chairman of the Executive Board ● Audi CEO Bram Schot: „He united ingenuity with passion and perseverance". ● Chairman of the General Works Council Peter Mosch: „He combined the technically possible and economically sensible with social responsibility".
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, 27. August 2019 – The Board of Management of AUDI AG expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Piëch on behalf of all employees. In commemoration in all plants worldwide the flag is set to half-mast. Piëch was a member of the brand with the Four Rings for more than twenty years, most recently as Chairman of the Board of Management for almost five years from 1988 to the end of 1992.
The Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Bram Schot: „One of Ferdinand Piëch's greatest strengths was that he really burned for the brand Audi. This latin word means ,listen’ – and he always listened well to both customers and staff. He lived the dream of automobility all his life and was the engine of innovation. He developed Audi into a premium brand and created a technological lead with groundbreaking developments. These include the five-cylinder spark ignition engine, quattro permanent four-wheel drive, the procon-ten safety system, the fully galvanized all-steel body and lightweight aluminum construction with the Audi Space Frame, which celebrated its premiere at the 1993 IAA in a study of the Audi A8. We will keep alive the memory of Ferdinand Piëch – a man who uniquely united genius with passion and perseverance".
The Chairman of the General Works Council of AUDI AG, Peter Mosch: „Ferdinand Piëch was a mastermind of the automotive industry. As an entrepreneur, he combined what was technically possible and economically sensible with social responsibility. He was aware of the importance of co-determination for the Group's success story. Audi owes its transformation into a premium brand to him".
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars revealed today the ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Collection’. Inspired by the hills, sand and sea surrounding Pebble Beach, this year’s collection is the most colorful yet. The Collection includes 13 beautiful Bespoke Commissions, offered exclusively for the clients attending Monterey Car Week 2019, and will be revealed at a series of exclusive activities hosted by the luxury brand throughout the week.
The collection is headlined by the brand’s flagship, Phantom. Rolls-Royce Bespoke designers have cloaked this Phantom in a shimmering Black Diamond and Gold Bespoke exterior. The interior features the Rolls-Royce Phantom Gallery, an individuality available in no other motor car in the world, designed to house personalized art making the Phantom an extension of its owner’s art and design collection. The ‘Best Car in the World’ raised the bar of luxury with the introduction of the new Rolls-Royce ‘Architecture of Luxury’ which delivers the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’, defining Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.
Cullinan marks its second year at Pebble Beach with some of the most extensive Bespoke designs in the ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Collection’. The four vehicles on display during the week feature colors including Burnout Grey, Black Green, Iced Gunmetal and Galilea Blue. The iced finish showcases one of the most popular innovations from the paint specialists at Rolls-Royce. The subtle finish offers the solid effect of matte colors with an elegant shine. Color innovations are nothing new to a design group that has built finishes using glass, silver, gold and even diamonds for Bespoke Commissions.
The ‘Pebble Beach 2019 Pastel Collection’ – Black Badge goes beyond Black
Following recent years of alternating drought, fire and rain, the Monterey Peninsula this year is awash in seas of colorful wildflowers. Highlighting this year’s debuts are a trio of Bespoke motor cars showcasing the creative color capabilities of the artisan designers in Goodwood, Home of Rolls-Royce. The Pastel Collection draws upon painter’s palette of colors from this year’s ‘wildflower superbloom’ on the Monterey Peninsula. The collection includes three one-of-one Black Badge Commissions adding new colors to the Rolls-Royce Bespoke palette and reaffirming the idea that a Rolls-Royce Black Badge doesn’t have to be black.
The collection starts with Ghost Black Badge in Light Green Solid, a new Bespoke exterior finish. The pastel green represents the rebirth of the flora on the peninsula following the years of drought and fire. The hand-crafted leather interior is Black with a striking Serenity Green splash highlighting the iconic Black Badge technical Fiber.
The drophead creation among the collection is Dawn Black Badge in Coral Solid which showcases the Bespoke finish that can only come after seven coats of paint and more than nine hours of hand polishing in the Surface Finish Centre at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood. The new pastel color carries over to the Bespoke Aero Cowling, giving Dawn a colorful yet aggressive exterior. The Dawn Black Badge interior is finished in Artic White and Sunset carrying over the visual imagery of the blooming northern California hills and valleys.
The final piece of the trio is Wraith Black Badge in Semaphore Yellow, a bright and sunny finish for the most powerful member of the Rolls-Royce family. Wraith Black Badge features a Selby Grey and Lemon interior with the iconic Rolls-Royce Black Badge Starlight Headliner. The ‘Rolls-Royce 2019 Pastel Collection’ presents Black Badge unlike you’ve ever seen before.
This collection showcases the alter ego of Rolls-Royce Bespoke as the brand highlights the potential of its Black Badge Bespoke offer. The combined skills of the Bespoke craftspeople from the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, England, and the rebellious spirit of Black Badge has propelled the brand into the 21st century appealing to the risk-taker who is not afraid to embrace a bold and progressive statement of true and modern luxury, in an aggressive form. All Black Badge commissions feature a stunning technical fiber fascia and interior accents as well as custom Black Badge Bespoke Starlight Headliners and Bespoke ‘Pebble Beach 2019 – special commission’ treadplates.
“Every year, thousands of Rolls-Royce patrons come together for Monterey Car Week. It’s one of our most important family gatherings around the world, especially for our American owners. This year we present the largest offering of Rolls-Royce motor cars ever and in the most vivid Bespoke colors and configurations in history. Each and every commission has been created by the designers and craftspeople at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood, working with the finest leather, wood and precious materials. It’s thrilling to introduce the 2019 Pebble Beach Collection as the world gathers to view the classics the brand has created over the past 115 years.” Martin Fritsches, President of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars North America.
The full family on display
The full collection of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars on display includes one Phantom, four Cullinans, four Dawns, two Ghosts and two Wraiths. The special vehicles will be on display at ‘Quail, A Motorsports Gathering’ as well as at the exclusive Rolls-Royce Villa in Carmel.
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Friday 16 August 2019, Gaydon, UK: The Nordic hall of the heroes is officially open for business as Aston Martin’s latest mid-engined sportscar – Valhalla – has taken flight for the first time alongside the world’s most highly-anticipated hypercar, Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Celebrating Aston Martin Valhalla’s North American debut at the world-famous Monterey Car Week’s ‘Quail’ display, today’s video showcases both ground-breaking models - born from Aston Martin’s collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies - being put through their paces at the luxury British marque’s official development facility at Silverstone by High Performance Test Driver, Chris Goodwin.
While Aston Martin Valkyrie delivered its stunning debut as part of this year’s British Grand Prix earlier this year, its closely related Valhalla sibling has until now been solely shown in static guise after wowing the crowds upon its unveiling at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Today’s ‘dynamic concept’ car signals the next step on the journey towards delivering the first of these exceptional hypercars.
Though making greater concessions to practicality and road use, Valhalla remains true to the uncompromising engineering ethos laid down by its bigger brother. Benefitting from genuine state-of-the-art F1TM technology and unrivalled active aerodynamics utilising variable morphing surfaces, Valhalla is set to deliver equally impressive levels of handling performance. Powered by a bespoke Aston Martin V6 twin-turbo engine, Aston Martin Valhalla will surpass figures shown in today’s hypercar world, underlining its own elite status.
Strictly limited to 500 coupes worldwide, the programme remains oversubscribed as Aston Martin continues to handpick the final lucky customers who will have the opportunity to own this extraordinary machine.
In contrast, the sold-out Aston Martin Valkyrie’s testing programme continues apace with the first customer delivery scheduled for later this year, when the model will claim its unrivalled position at the top of the automotive arena.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster and the Huracán EVO GT Celebration at Monterey Car Week: limitless expression in limited editions
Alongside the SVJ 63 Roadster, Lamborghini pays tribute to its endurance motorsport victories with the unveil of the Huracán EVO GT Celebration. Lamborghini’s limited series of 36 units pays tribute to the dual victories of 2018 and 2019 at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring ‒ 36 being the sum time of the two famous endurance races, also known as the “36 Hours of Florida”.
Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster
With the Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster Lamborghini’s Centro Stile design team and Ad Personam department have drawn on the virtually limitless color and trim options available through Lamborghini’s personalization program, with the collaboration creating eight exclusive new design expressions. Available to just 63 owners worldwide, each of the eight unique combinations comprises an exotic exterior and interior, unique to the Roadster version of the SVJ 63.
The exterior styling is specifically developed for the Roadster model, with a matt or shiny carbon fiber upper part that includes roof, engine cover, engine air vents, windscreen rim and wing mirrors. A new matt titanium finish features on the Leirion forged rims and the car carries the SVJ 63 livery, as well as a ‘1 of 63’ numbered plate.
Inside, three color schemes in Alcantara, featuring carbon fiber elements throughout the cockpit, are complemented by Lamborghini’s patented lightweight CarbonSkin. A badge on the steering wheel endorses the car as one of a limited edition, as does a ‘63’ logo on the rear wall in Alcantara and CarbonSkin.
The car is shown on the concept lawn in Pebble Beach in a matt grey Grigio Acheso, set off by the dominance of the visible carbon fiber exterior elements. Details in orange Arancio Dac include SVJ and ‘63’ logos, with the matt titanium rims featuring an Arancio central locking plate.
Inside, tri-tone Alcantara upholstery in Grigio Octans (grey), Grigio Cronus (grey) and Arancio Dryope (orange) is combined with carbon fiber and CarbonSkin. The carbon fiber sports seats are finished with white Q-Citura cross stitching while the ‘63’ logo behind the seats in carbon fiber and lasered Alcantara reminds the occupants of the exclusivity of this SVJ Roadster.
The Aventador SVJ Roadster upholds the exceptional performance, handling and aerodynamic superiority of the SVJ coupé. Sporting the ‘Super Veloce’ for superfast and ‘Jota’ suffix signifying the car’s performance and track prowess, its coupé stablemate took the Nürburgring-Nordschleife production car record. Outputting 770 CV (566 kW) at maximum 8,500 rpm, the SVJ delivers 720 Nm of torque at 6,750 rpm, with a weight-to-power ratio of 2.05 kg/CV. The SVJ Roadster accelerates from standing to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/h in 8.8 seconds. A top speed of more than 350 km/h is complemented by a braking distance of 100 km/h to 0 in 31 meters.
The Aventador SVJ Roadster’s 63 units are already sold to collectors worldwide, with delivery from 2020 onwards.
Huracán EVO GT Celebration
The Huracán EVO GT Celebration is a tribute to the Huracán GT3 EVO, which triumphed at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring for two consecutive seasons. The design evokes the livery of the GRT Grasser Racing Team, which along with Paul Miller Racing brought Lamborghini the four victories, characterized by the combination of Verde Egeria green and Arancio Aten orange. Three body colors have been created by Lamborghini Ad Personam in collaboration with the Centro Stile, with which three other colors can be combined for the livery, for a total of nine combinations.
The car’s racing look is underscored by both the hexagons on the doors and front hood that frame the number “11”, inspired by the number plates for racing cars, and by the 20” single-nut wheels that can be combined with colored brake calipers.
On request, the body can be personalized with the Lamborghini Squadra Corse shield, applied on the roof and framed by the Italian and U.S. flags, and laurel wreaths placed on the rear fender. In addition, the side members are decorated with identification plates “Daytona 24” and “Sebring 12”; the driver’s side B-Pillar features a carbon fiber plate with the inscription “1 of 36”.
The interior features other exclusive details: upholstery in Alcantara with contrasting stitching in the same color as the livery; and the hexagonal plate with shield, flags and laurel, situated between the new racing seats, making their debut on the Huracán EVO GT Celebration. This limited edition of the Lamborghini coupé, powered by the same aspirated V10 engine used in the racing car, is only available for the North American market, and the first deliveries are planned for early 2020.
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Jason Grunsell shares a passion for Supercars. An avid contributor to ChronEVO Jason loses his top with excitement for the McLaren 720s's new electrochromatic roof. That's a mouthful! Pretty quick to drop too and drop at up to 30mph.
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The Missing Link - the Mulliner section remakes the 1939 model of the legendary BENTLEY CORNICHE
The distinctive Bentley Corniche is being resurrected thanks to Mulliner's extensive recycling. Conventional craftsmanship combined with quality of original and newly manufactured spare parts
The most important model in Bentley's history is to shine again. The original 1939 Corniche was lost during a raid on France in the war years Corn. The fully remodeled Corniche is set to debut at Salon Privé in September, joining Bentley's historic fleet at numerous exhibitions and events around the world.
(Middle East, August 18, 2019) Bentley has reproduced one of its most prestigious vehicles, which has left an unforgettable imprint among the cars the company has launched throughout its long history. The 1939 Corniche was remodeled for the first time, and the reproduction of this distinctive model highlights the unique possibilities that combine the design luxury, innovative technology and extensive experience of the Mulliner department, as well as the combination of the legendary Embiricos 4¼ Liter and R Type Continental. .
Thanks to Mulliner's skills and experience, this is the only car of its kind today. The Corniche was designed as a high-performance version of the MkV saloon at the time, which was a technical breakthrough and was scheduled for launch in October 1939.
The Corniche was a bold leap from Bentley's traditional twenties of the 1920s and 1930s to provide a 'streamlined' model that helps to accelerate the car and improve its performance.This new design inspired the post-war models, starting with the R Type Continental And even the current model of Continental GT.
The original Corniche was lost in France in 1939 with the outbreak of World War II. She was badly damaged in a traffic accident while undergoing road tests in France in August 1939. She needed maintenance. The car was restored to the Bentley factory in Derby, but was later destroyed by an air strike on Debbie in 1939, and nobody saw it later. Again .... until this moment.
The project began several years ago through volunteers from the WO Bentley Memorial Foundation and Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation, but moved into operation in February 2018 under the direct supervision of Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO, who demanded the project be completed in 2019. It coincides with the centennial of Bentley.
Commenting on the project, Hallmark said: “The 1939 Corniche has had a clear influence on Bentley's design language, which is evident in later models such as the legendary R Type Continental with its old and new models. The great English brand has always been at the forefront of the scene, even at that time, in terms of creating the most beautiful designs and adopting the latest technology. ” “The move taken by Mulliner and succeeded in redesigning the Corniche demonstrates our ingenuity in restoring the luxury of old-fashioned design with the addition of aesthetic touches to produce a completely new and unique Bentley,” added Hallmark.
This project was, of course, assigned to the Mulliner Division, where unique car models since the 1970s have been built for collectors and royal family members, including two State Limousine cars, which were built in 2002. Today, some models are already being modified and reintroduced. Design others to fit the exact specifications requested by customers. Like its first model, the Corniche has demonstrated Mulliner's craftsmanship and experience in redesigning and producing older models.
Experts at Mulliner, the bodywork department and Bentley scientists' requests, recycled the Corniche, using the original technical drawings and also the original mechanical components of the Corniche and MkV, and succeeded in rebuilding an entirely new structure that matches the original structure in every detail.
“It was a really great team effort,” said Stefan Silaf, Bentley Design Manager and Mulliner Director. “At Mulliner and various Bentley Motors, we have craftsmen with very special skills, and they are all proud of what they have achieved during the journey of making this car.”
The Corniche will be unveiled at its first public appearance at the Salon Privé in Blenheim in September, where it will be part of the Bentley Heritage fleet, which includes models such as Walter Owen Bentley's 8Liter. The Birkin Team's Blower will be exhibited at several exhibitions and events around the world.
Unique car reborn
Many of the parts produced by the company were kept until the early 1970s for the manufacture of more Corniche cars, but were then sold to professionals and fans of these models. In 2001, the car historian and former director of Bentley, Ken Leah, decided to try to use genuine parts as a basis for recycling the Corniche.
The project was based in Derby, where volunteers gather the information and parts needed to make the bodywork. In 2008, the project was hit by a financial crisis. Bentley provided funding to begin the construction phase
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Exceptional design and vast power have been the hallmark features of Bugatti vehicles for around 110 years. The French manufacturer of hyper sports cars now consistently pursues this path further with the new special-edition . In addition, Bugatti is echoing its recent history with an exclusive and extraordinary small series.
Centodieci 1 “With the Centodieci, we pay homage to the EB110 super sports car which was built in the 1990s and is very much a part of our tradition-steeped history,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “With the EB110, Bugatti catapulted itself to the top of the automotive world once again after 1956 with a new model.” It was a crucial interim step for the production facility that was newly founded in Molsheim in 1998, taking Bugatti back to its roots in France, and the first hyper sports car of modern times – the Veyron. “We are proud of our long Bugatti history, of which the EB110 is very much a part. That’s why we’re celebrating a reinterpretation of this extraordinary vehicle with the Centodieci – Italian for 110,” says Stephan Winkelmann. The EB110 was built in Campogalliano, Italy, but from the very outset it never denied its French influences. Former owner Romano Artioli opened the factory on Ettore Bugatti’s 109 birthday – 15 September 1990. Artioli made a deliberate choice in opting for Campogalliano, a small town in Emilia Romagna. The location had a key advantage in the 1990s: it was in the catchment area of several Italian sports car brands, so Artioli was easily able to recruit experienced employees for his project. Artioli presented the super sports car EB110 to the public on Ettore Bugatti’s 110 birthday – hence the type designation: EB for Ettore Bugatti, 110 for his 110 birthday.
New three-dimensional design
There are many areas in which the new special-edition Bugatti Centodieci echoes the former super sports car of the 1990s. “The challenge was not to allow oneself to be captivated too much by the design of the historic vehicle and work solely in retrospect, but instead to create a modern interpretation of the shape and technology of that time,” says Achim Anscheidt, Head Designer at Bugatti. Even sportier and more extreme than the Bugatti and hyper sports cars, yet elegant and timeless like the , it is a one-of-akind Bugatti for the enthusiast.
“We faced a number of technical challenges in terms of the development and design of the Centodieci,” says Achim Anscheidt. The EB110 is a very flat, wedge-shaped and graphically quasi two-dimensional super sports car of the late 1980s. “Transporting this classic look into the new millennium without copying it was technically complex, to say the least. We had to create a new way of combining the complex aerothermal requirements of the underlying Chiron technology with a completely different aesthetic appearance.
” The flat, horseshoe-shaped radiator at the front reveals its depth only from the side view, with the newly developed, deep-seated front spoiler and the three-section air intakes providing a perfect match. The front of the Centodieci drops very low. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe has been reduced accordingly, while the Bugatti logo Macaron sits on the hood, which is interrupted at the centre by a black element. “This allowed us to th th th Chiron2 Divo3 La Voiture Noire 4 Bugatti Centodieci – Exclusive small series in extraordinary design MOLSHEIM 16 08 2019 FRENCH LUXURY BRAND ECHOES HISTORIC SUPER SPORTS CAR EB110 rekindle memories of EB110,” says Achim Anscheidt. The optimised front section with the extended front splitter and the airflow through the hood further improve the car’s aerodynamics.
The front is subordinated to the generally low geometry of the vehicle, despite its original, predominant cooling surface. The newly developed, complex and very narrow headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights provide the perfect match. Thanks to the newly developed lighting elements, we were stylistically free in the front and rear sections to pay respectful homage to the EB110 while at the same time transposing this appealing visual reminiscence into modern technology,” says Achim Anscheidt.
“We incorporated the wedge-shaped design in the development process but we took it in a new direction,” says the designer. Instead of copying the classic Italian wedge in which the muscle runs from the rear to the front wheel, suggesting a dynamic leap forward, Bugatti strikes out on a new path in the Centodieci. The otherwise dominant Bugatti line, the C line on the B pillar, gives way to a new design Significantly smaller than the , five round air inserts – positioned in the form of a diamond – ensure sufficient air intake for the iconic 16- cylinder engine. In this way, Bugatti has brought forward the visually leaping wedge of the EB110 SS into a new millennium.
Instead of the graphic two-dimensional rear of the EB110 with its two pill-shaped tail lights, the Centodieci relies on a wide air outlet opening for more efficient engine thermals, bringing to life the flying tail light elements in graphic kinship with the EB110. It took several months to develop solutions to ensure a balanced temperature. As in the EB110, the engine is seen behind a transparent glass surface. The rear is formed into a single ventilation hole, characterised by the eight rear light elements, 2+2 exhaust tailpipes positioned on top of each other in a black matt anodised finish and a performance diffuser to improve downforce. The overhanging rear wing is permanently attached in the style of the original EB110 SS. This increases the downforce. Downforce is supported by the aerodynamic tailgate and a laminar flow-optimised rear window.
16-cylinder engine now delivers 1,600 hp
Instead of the V12, the Centodieci features the iconic 8.0-litre W16 engine with 1,176 kW/1,600 hp at 7,000 rpm. An additional air inlet in the area of the oil cooler reliably regulates the temperature of the performanceenhanced engine. The Centodieci sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds, to 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds and to 300 km/h in 13.1 seconds; the top speed is electronically cut off at 380 km/h. “It’s not just the top speed that makes a hyper sports car. With the Centodieci, we once again demonstrate that design, quality and performance are just as important,” says Stephan Winkelmann. Compared to the , the Centodieci saves 20 kilograms of unladen weight. Among other things, a lightweight windscreen wiper and stabilisers made of carbon are used. This enables a sensational power-to-weight ratio of just 1.13 kilograms per horsepower. “The increased power and lower weight further improve performance – for even better acceleration at high speeds. The Centodieci offers our customers an improved power-to-weight ratio and even more dynamic handling,” says Stephan Winkelmann.
The new paint tone matches this. “With the communication paint finish in white, we’re demonstrating a powerful contrast with the La Voiture Noire – the black car just presented in March: two completely opposing yet related forces, like yin and yang,” says Stephan Winkelmann. He says that this was what continues to set Bugatti apart after 110 years.
Naturally, customers can have their special-edition Centodieci painted in the Bugatti colour of their choice. The small series, limited to ten vehicles (and already sold out) and handcrafted in Molsheim, France, will be delivered in two years at unit prices starting at EUR 8 million plus VAT. After its short period in Italy, Bugatti has now been back at its old headquarters in Molsheim, France, for almost 20 years. This is where Ettore Bugatti produced the very first vehicles that bore his name at the end of 1909.
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The centennial celebrates Bentley's innovations from the past, present and future. The event marks the first appearance in the USA of the EXP 100 GT, the future of high-performance luxury GTs Bentley is one of the most important brands at the Pebble Beach Concourse Degrees Luxury Car Festival. The all-new premiere of the all-new 3rd generation Flying Spur luxury high-performance four-door GT. The Continental and Bentayga vehicles are on display at the Bentley platform. The record-breaking Continental GT in the Pikes Peak race is at the forefront of the Bentley anniversary parade. The Bentley stand at the festival marks the centenary of the company by showcasing the finest British designs and craftsmanship.
The festival will feature a selection of pre-war Walter Owen Bentley cars, including the Bentley Blower racing car.
(Middle East, August 14, 2019) To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Bentley Motors today announced the details of its participation in the Monterey Car Week celebration scheduled for August 15-18, 2019 in California. Bentley is preparing to unveil two new models for the first time in the United States: the all-new high-performance luxury Flying Spur GT with four-door doors, and the EXP 100 GT model that represents the future of the automotive industry of 2035.
The third generation Flying Spur features new driving and luxury standards by combining cutting-edge technologies with unique British craftsmanship and Bentley's innovative features in design precision and attention to detail. The Flying Spur is the first and only powerful vehicle available in its class as a four-door luxury, innovative, sophisticated and high-performance GT. The all-new chassis is equipped with an all-new aluminum chassis and sophisticated vehicles, with optional Electronic All-Wheel Steering, an All-Wheel Drive and Dynamic Steering. Bentley (Bentley Dynamic Ride) is powered by a 48-volt electronic system that offers exceptional levels of control and steering. The all-new Flying Spur will be showcased on August 16 at the Quail Motorsport event and at the Bentley platform (House of Bentley) until the weekend.
The model EXP 100 GT will join the Bentley model line-up at the festival, which will make its debut in the United States. The EXP 100 GT is the embodiment of the future of the Bentley brand, as it re-envisions the future of high-performance luxury cars (Grand Touring) for the future.
The EXP 100 GT carries Bentley's unique attributes and is inspired by the company's full awareness of the desires of customers looking for a smart future. The car is beautifully designed and adopts artificial intelligence techniques to emphasize the unique principle that the car is not only a means of mobility, but an integrated environment experiencing exceptional human experiences and a sense of unparalleled feelings.
The Bentley EXP 100 GT combines superior performance with modern technologies and skilled hand-crafted craftsmanship in an inspiring blend to deliver an immersive, immersive, and emotional experience. The battery system provides power to four generators that can start at 100 km / h in less than 2.5 seconds, reach a top speed of 300 km / h and provide a maximum torque of 1,500 Nm. The EXP 100 GT will make its US debut at the Quail event on Friday, August 16, and will later be shown on Bentley (Home of Bentley) on Saturday, August 17, then at the Pebble Beach Concours d Model Park. 'Elegance Concept Lawn) for luxury cars on Sunday 18 August 2019.
Prior to the unveiling of the model EXP 100 GT in the United States, Bentley will launch a new application dedicated to Apple devices on August 12, 2019. The new application Bentley 100 AR uses a printable QR code to provide an enhanced reality experience that allows users to explore the exterior and interior of the EXP 100 Typical GT. Users can interact with a virtual version of the car in realistic dimensions, by using the app in selected Mazraz from selected showrooms of Bentley retailers.
Bentley will be one of the leading car brands at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance luxury car festival, where classic models such as Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar will participate in the Bentley Centennial Multi-category Competition.
Bentley will also showcase several all-new cars and other models to be launched soon in the U.S. market, such as the all-new Continental GT V8 coupe and convertible, as well as Bentayga's range of Design Series, Speed, V8 and Hybrid models. The Continental GT Pikes Peak will be the focus of attention after gaining worldwide fame in the current record at the 'Pike Peak International Climbing Race' in Colorado, where it finished in 8.4 seconds less time than any other commercial vehicle in history. Pikes Peak
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