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Lamborghini-MarzalLilli-Bertone cutMRS BERTONE SAYS SHE WILL NOT GIVE UP.


Stile Bertone is in state of bankruptcy and is up for sale, either as a whole or in parts.
After some eight months of pointless administration no credible buyer or plan have been to save Stile Bertone have been submitted to the court.
Sources close to the procedure are simply speechless when asked to describe and comment the developments through the past six months and some of them go as far as to suggest that they would not be surprised if those who sailed the company onto the rocks will offer to buy what is left of it, through an intermediary from Switzerland or else, for few pennies.

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Jaguar-Project-7-2014-13-lowThe 300 kph Jaguar F-type Project 7 that took Goodwood’s Festival of Speed by storm late last June is not just a one-off two-seater roadster for the show but a real proposition for a limited production of one of the most exclusive Jaguar of this millennium. Designed under the leadership of Ian Callum to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the mythical Jaguar D-type (as the distinctive D-type-inspired fairing positively witnesses) Project 7 will be a multiple of craftsmanship art reproduced 250 by the recently established Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Operation department and according to its Managing Director John Edwards, it will be «a fully road-legal two-seater roadster»

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Daihatsu-Copen-RobeDaihatsu Unveils new generation Copen.

 

Daihatsu has undergone a full model change for its  COPEN ultra compact convertible two-seater sports. The new generation introduces a new “design strategy” banking on alternative styles that actually dress the car structure with different body panels. This is in order to «provide customers with new value for mini vehicles, such as impressive driving performance and vehicles that allow the driver to express individuality».
Daihatsu has indeed opted for a new perspective and new approach for of both development/production and operation.
The project call for a common framework structure, called D-Frame, to be equipped with alternative interior and exterior components.

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Maserati-Birdcage-55MASERATI 100.

A UNIQUE EXHIBITION MASERATI ENTHUSIASTS CANNOT MISS.

 

Maserati’s CEO Harald Wester and Luca Montezemolo, chairman of the hosting Museo Enzo Ferrari in Modena have celebrated the opening of a most unique exhibition of Maseratis of all times. The priceless collection of historic cars celebrates the 100th anniversary of the company and tells the milestones of history of Maserati written by men and their cars through the past 100 years. The opening party was joined by Sir Stirling Moss, the 1950s Maserati racing driver who scooped incredible victories for the Trident marque.

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Mercedes-Benz Multibeam LED HeadlampsThe new Multibeam Led Headlapms system.

 

In the Multibeam Led Headlapms system, the camera-based Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus provides the information for the illumination. If it detects illuminated oncoming vehicles or vehicles ahead, it drives each of the individual 24 high-performance LEDs in a matrix light source electronically so that individual areas of the road are specifically masked in accordance with the particular situation.

 

The headlamp control function combines the matrix light source with the tried-and-trusted technology of the LED Intelligent Light System, thus increasing the precision of today's matrix light sources and setting up a main beam gap with minimal width.

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Mercedes-Benz-CLS-Class-2014-11MERCEDES-BENZ UPDATES SECOND GENERATION CLS

WITH ULTIMATE HEADLAMPS TECHNOLOGY.

 

The stylish four-door CLS coupé from Mercedes-Benz celebrates its 10th anniversary with a freshening update and further enhanced LED headlamps management . The announcement comes from the Stuttgart headquarter.
Mercedes-Benz was indeed the first to market the four-door-coupe body style in the upper mid-size segment back in 2004, thus setting a very successful trend and its second generation, designed under the leadership of Gorden Wagener, was unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Two years later the range was expanded with the unique CLS Shooting Brake.

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