THE NEW AUDI MANIFESTO BY MARC LICHTE.
Volkswagen is already moving toward its next development phase for its design empire. Italian Walter De Silva, the design kaiser ruling over 12 brands and 21 design centres ,is not going to retire any time soon but his duty has been recently extended to the design of a smooth transition of responsibilities and power within the group. That make take three to four years to complete.
The task is far from being easy. It may take three to four years to complete.
For the first time ever, Marcello Gandini has been runited with three of his greatest masterpieces at his own property. This has been made possible by his hospitality and the co-operation of design manager, entrepreneur and collectors Maria Paola and Alfredo Stola. The occasion was stimulated by the producers of a unique documentary film expected to be launched at Villa D'Este's Concorso d'Eleganza in Spring 2015.
Here just a few still images.
Maranello, October 10th 2014.
To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions – the V12 engine and open-top driving – and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.
The powerful and innovative mid-front-mounted V12 and specific gear ratios underscore the F60America’s wonderfully sporty character. The F60America’s personality is instantly clear from its flanks which are characterised by an innovative diapason design theme.
Ferrari has introduced its new V8 Spider with the name of 458-Speciale-A at the Paris Motor Show.
The A suffix in the limited number topless Ferrari stands for Aperta (open) not for a first A series to be followed by a B and C series.
Indeed finding 499 buyers around the world will not be as easy as it may appear. However suggesting that there will be no more than 499 Speciale A grants the car the statusstatus of an instant collector item.
PEUGEOT AIMS HIGH WITH QUARTZ 500 HP SUV CONCEPT.
Peugeot aims at the high-end of the market at the Paris Show, where it will unveil an-all new concept next to the “restyled” Exalt concept first unveiled in Beijing last April. Paris will see the 500 HP Peugeot Quartz Concept, a Plug-in Hybrid Crossover, conceived and designed to be bullish for power and style, without neglecting technology.