|Bonhams Monaco sale|
|Now in its 26th year, Bonhams celebrated sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' will be held at the Musée des Voitures du Prince, Monte Carlo on the 11th May and will once again be under the patronage of the Grimaldi Family. The sale also coincides with the biannual Monaco Historic Grand Prix, the focal point for historic motor racing enthusiasts during May. Highlights from the Sale include examples from Bugatti, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maserati and Facel Vega. Particularly relevant to the Monaco sale is the ex-Bosse 'Bo' Ljungfeldt, 1963 Monte Carlo Rally, 1963 Ford Falcon Futura Sprint. Estimated at €150,000 – 200,000, it is the only car to have ever won every single stage of the Monte Carlo Rally. A 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Grand Sport Spider is estimated at €850,000 – 950,000 and a rare 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Estate/Station-Wagon that was formally the property of French Alfa Romeo racing driver Fernand Masoero is estimated to sell for €30,000 – 45,000. A 1938 Bugatti Type 57 C Roadster rebuilt in Switzerland during the 1960s in the style of the well known Colonel Freddie Giles Type 57S Corsica Roadster is estimated to sell for €200,000 – 240,000. The car has been extensively restored in the United States, where it has formed part of some high profile collections, before returning to Europe for the first time since the 1970s. Bonhams will offer a 1969 Maserati Ghibli Spider that was delivered new to France. Estimated at €330,000 – 380,000, the car is currently very popular and has already received much interest amongst collectors. Bonhams will also be offering two examples of prototype/show cars. A 1972 Citroen SM one-off prototype by Frua that was exhibited at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show and 1973 Barcelona Motor Show is estimated at €140,000 – 180,000. The car has been in private ownership since 1988 and has not been shown publically since then. With an estimate of €500,000 – 600 a further highlight includes a 1980 Ferrari Pinin, a one-off 4 door motorized prototype by Pinin Farina.The Automobilia section of the sale features a particularly fine private collection. In addition, this year's Monaco sale also sees the inclusion of a single owner collection of Heuer chronograph watches.|
| MONTEZEMOLO: 'NEW F1 PROJECT VERY COMPLICATED'Geneva, 4 March - 'It will be interesting to see how many cars will finish the first race in Australia,' commented Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo at the event to launch the California T, the new Prancing Horse V8, which is already proving to be the star attraction at the Geneva Motor Show.|
Speaking to the journalists in Switzerland, Montezemolo went on to say, 'The design of these new Formula 1 cars is very complicated, with a lot of aspects still to be defined. Some parts of it....
| Lady SEAT's skirt reveals new Mii by MANGO•Special edition of city car, on stage in Geneva|
•Dancer suspended 12 metres above ground level revealed new Mii
•Presentation captured attention of international media
Geneva, 04/03/2014. - SEAT has finally revealed its best-kept secret. On the first day of the Geneva Motor Show, Lady SEAT has cast off her 250-square-metre skirt to reveal the new SEAT Mii by MANGO, a special edition of the city slicker created together with the multinational Spanish fashion brand.
The show att....
|Mercedes-Benz at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014 - World premiere of the new S-Class Coupé: modern luxury in its most beautiful formThe focal point of the Mercedes-Benz presence at the 84th Geneva Motor Show is the S-Class Coupé. The new top model from the Stuttgart premium brand combines classic sports car proportions with modern luxury and state-of-the-art technology. The stylish two-door is the first series-production car worldwide to be equipped with the MAGIC BODY CONTROL chassis system with curve tilting function. The success story of the S-Class Sedan will also start its next chapter in Geneva: With the twelve-cylinde....|
| Chris Froome Joins Jaguar to Light up the Stage at Geneva Motor Show◾Team Sky's Tour de France 2013 winner Chris Froome joined Jaguar to celebrate the official naming of its highly-anticipated mid-sized premium sedan, the Jaguar XE and the introduction of the new XFR-S Sportbrake at the Geneva Motor Show |
◾As an Official Partner of Team Sky, Jaguar will provide XFR-S Sportbrake support vehicles to the team from 2014 onwards
◾XFR-S Sportbrake, which is based on the acclaimed XFR-S saloon, is the first ever high-performance estate car to be produced by Jaguar
| The ‘Quadrifoglio Verde' is back on Giulietta and MiToThe legendary 'Quadrifoglio Verde' that has identified the top performing cars by Alfa Romeo since 1923 is back on the new versions|
• Giulietta celebrates its 60th anniversary with a new 'Quadrifoglio Verde'
• True expression of Alfa Romeo's DNA, this car marks the debut of the new 240 HP 1750 Turbo Petrol engine with all-aluminium direct injection
• State-of-the-art 'Alfa TCT' 6-speed twin dry clutch transmission
• It's the same engine/transmission as the Alfa Romeo 4C supercar
| Secret New Juke remains undercover until the Nissan press conferenceGeneva, Switzerland, 4th March 2014: Nissan has today unveiled the New Juke at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The trend-setting crossover is joined on the Nissan stage by another exciting variant which will remain covered until today's Nissan press conference.|
During the past week, Nissan fans have interacted with a special social media campaign to uncover glimpses of the new Nissan crossover. A series of ever more revealing images captured over 8,000 mentions and reached 22million people....
| GT Academy winner Reip joins Ordóñez in Nissan ZEOD RC driver line-up•Nissan selects second GT Academy graduate for ZEOD RC program|
•2012 European GT Academy winner to make Le Mans debut
•Former gamers to reach speeds of 300km/h on electric power
•ZEOD RC on display at International Geneva Motor Show
GENEVA, Switzerland – The driver line-up for Nissan's revolutionary ZEOD RC prototype will feature two past winners of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy program with Belgian driver Wolfgang Reip signed to join Lucas Ordóñez at this year's Le Mans 24 Hou....
| Nissan product offensive to propel production to record levels in EuropeNew models and best sellers help Nissan towards goal of Number One Asian brand in region|
•Spain gears up to build all-electric e-NV200, which debuts at Geneva Motor Show
•Russia anticipates the launch of Datsun brand, new models
•UK works round-the-clock on key new models including top-selling Qashqai
ROLLE, Switzerland – Fourteen new model launches and a total industrial investment of over 2 billion euros is set to propel Nissan's European production to record levels in 2014, acc....