From the world's most demanding racetrack directly onto the road: Never before has Mercedes-AMG packed so much motorsport technology into a production vehicle than into the new AMG GT R. The front-mid-engine concept with a transaxle, V8 Biturbo engine rated at 577 hp, extensively modified suspension, new aerodynamics and intelligent lightweight construction laid the foundation for an especially dynamic driving experience.
Buick sales drastically declined in the late 1950's due to economical recession, unpopular styling, and product problems. In 1955 their sales reached 750,000 and by 1959 they had declined to barely 200,000. Buick needed to reverse their plummeting sales. Their solution was a bold move with styles and models that were devoid of the traditional Buick trademarks from the past.
The Skyliner power retractable hardtop was the big news for 1957, whose solid top hinged and folded down into the trunk space at the touch of a button. It was innovative, but sales were slow as it was very expensive, somewhat unreliable, and took up almost all the trunk space when retracted.
The production of the Eldorado Brougham was from 1957 through 1958 and fewer than one thousand examples were ever built. They sold new for $13,074 which made them more expensive than the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud.
In 1950s America, Cadillac was regarded as the 'car of cars.' And even among Cadillacs, the Eldorado Biarritz Convertible was a spectacular beauty. All new in 1957, the Eldorado featured exclusive rear styling with dramatic fins, delicate 'bumperettes' and a wide selection of luxurious leather trim combinations.
For 1955, the Pontiac Star Chief reigned as Pontiac's top-of-the-line with a completely new body with an eleven inch longer rear overhang. The Star Chief rode on a 124-inch wheelbase Pontiac and had a 210-inch overall length.
Introduced on GM cars the previous year, the 1955 Fords featured a panoramic windshields. Air conditioning was offered as optional equipment, which included a front-mounted evaporator with cold air discharge vents located on top of the dash, a condenser unit in the trunk, plus a pair of air ducts in the trunk and clear tubes which ran from the rear package shelf into air ducts in the headliner. Few units were sold as it was a very expensive system.
The 1955 Chryslers were the recipients of 'The Million Dollar Look' from legendary Chrysler designer Virgil Exner. The cars were a total departure from their 1954 counterparts. Chrysler also made news by introducing a new engine for the Chrysler New Yorker series - a 331.1 cubic-inch hemispherical engine with twin carburetors that developed 300 horsepower. It was, for all intents and purposes, an early 'muscle car.'
Buick's new performance car, the Century, was based on the lighter Special body and the more powerful Roadmaster engine. These models had four ventiports on each front fender.
Aston Martin today unveiled its most extreme roadster ever in the unique form of the one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster. A tailor made customer commission undertaken by Q by Aston Martin, the Vantage GT12 Roadster takes the original Vantage GT12 Coupe's hardcore ethos and adds the visceral thrill of open-top driving, offering the driver an intensified sensation of exhilaration and the unfiltered fury of a 600PS V12 soundtrack.
Automobili Lamborghini presents the Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe that pays tribute to the Miura, the forerunner of all V12 Lamborghini super sports cars in its 50th anniversary year. Just 50 units of the car will be produced, the majority of which have already been sold, available in selected markets worldwide.
Ready to humble some of the fastest cars that money can buy, two of the greatest, most extreme Lotus models ever produced, the Lotus 3-Eleven, finished in matt and gloss Black colour scheme and the Lotus Elise Cup 250 in Red, have driven off the production line for the first time at the famous Hethel factory.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will celebrate the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed with a dark and edgy presence on the famous Hillclimb. Wraith Black Badge and Ghost Black Badge will be on familiar turf, with Goodwood House in sight of the Home of Rolls-Royce.
Aston Martin today announces a limited series production of the exhilarating Vanquish Zagato Coupe; the latest creation from its long-standing partnership with the prestigious Italian design-house Zagato.
The Dodge brand is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dodge Viper with five limited-edition models that commemorate the final year of Viper production and highlight several of the most iconic special edition Vipers of the past.
Acura will campaign an all-electric, NSX-inspired EV Concept in the Electric Modified Class at the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Acura EV Concept features a further evolution of the experimental, all-electric, 4-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain that won last year's Pikes Peak Challenge Exhibition class.
Porsche has achieved its 18th overall Le Mans victory at the 84th running of the famous 24-Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (GER) brought home the innovative Porsche 919 Hybrid in first place.
Aston Martin Racing came away from the 84th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours leading the FIA World Endurance Championship GT Manufacturer's title.
RM Sotheby's is thrilled to add two icons of competition and performance to its flagship Monterey sale, August 19-20 in California: the 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spider, chassis no. 0510 M, and the 1966 Ford GT40 Mk I, chassis no. P/1057. Alongside the previously announced Jim Click Ford Performance Collection, these latest additions are part of a growing showcase set for this year's RM sale dedicated to celebrating cars with significant American history.
The Ram Truck and Mopar brands announced today the introduction of the Mopar '16 Ram Rebel, the most recent limited-edition vehicle created using a unique selection of performance parts and accessories from the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA ÚS LLC.
The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 presents an intriguing and aesthetically dynamic vision of the future of luxury mobility – a completely personal, effortless and autonomous Rolls-Royce experience, wrapped in a design that ensures a 'Grand Sanctuary' for its occupants, and a 'Grand Arrival'.
After three and a half years of unprecedented success in the international markets, the Maserati Quattroporte has undergone a substantial restyling that accentuates its elegance without altering its signature Maserati personality.
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