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Pininfarina hosted one of the most keenly awaited unveilings of the 73rd Geneva International Motorshow, and wîth Lotus Engineering's expertise under the skin, the beauty of 'Enjoy' runs to its very heart and soul. The stunning research study marks Pininfarina's return to the sports car theme in its most genuine sense. The world-famous Italian design house designed the simple, practical, basic though dynamic barchetta on a Lotus chassis evolved from that of the Lotus Elise. The Lotus tub structure chassis is a key feature of Enjoy. Its lightweight construction and exceptional torsional stiffness offer an ideal starting point when creating a car designed for road and track.

Made from extruded and epoxy-bonded aluminium and pioneered by Lotus Engineering on the original Elise launched in 1996, the chassis remains virtually unique in the automotive . The extruded aluminium technology remains truly advanced as a vehicle chassis material, and to 'bond' it together wîth epoxy adhesive astounded both the automotive and the engineering industries. Enjoy also has the benefit of Lotus Engineering's world-renowned Ride & Handling team to optimise its capabilities for road and track. No other company can offer the same depth of understanding in the dynamic interaction between driver, vehicle and road. Its ride and handling brilliance in the Elise has led to the ÚK-based consultancy being awarded over 50 awards for its expertise. Lotus calls upon a combination of its in-house simulation tools and subjective techniques to define and develop the characteristics of Enjoy exactly to Pininfarina's requirements.

Turin-based Pininfarina conceived the two-seater Enjoy for people who, in addition to craving an enjoyable drive, also have a passion for racing. On the road, Enjoy is a unique roadster affording an intimate bond between the driver and the external environment. However, the exceptionally stiff Lotus chassis is an enabling factor in Enjoy's innovative dual-personality package.

As the chassis is the load-bearing structure of the central body, the body panels are not an essential part of its structural integrity. This allowed the introduction of the extraordinary removable front and rear wings, which house the vehicle's headlights and taillights. Thus, upon detaching the four removable wing panels, Enjoy is transformed into a raw open-wheeled racer for the track. The body panels are employed only for driver comfort and protection and aerodynamic considerations, similar to motorbikes and single-seater racing cars, two of the primary inspirations for Enjoy.

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• During a weekend sale that will surely go down in collector car auction history, RM grosses in excess of $125,000,000 as a total of 120 vehicles cross the podium on the Monterey Peninsula, breaking the world record for the highest sales total for a collector car auction • 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S N.A.R.T. Spider sells for an astounding $27,500,000 making it the most valuable road-going car ever sold at public auction and the second most expensive car in auction history • Additionally, 26 lot...[Read more...]
1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider Heads Incredible Night of Million-Dollar-Plus Sales at RM's Friday Monterey Auction
• RM sets the tone for yet another fantastic Monterey auction by posting $51,635,000 in sales during the first night of its two-day sale held during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance motoring week • Highlights of the night included the ex-Jim Kimberly 1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider which sold for $9,075,000 and the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster which sold for $7,480,000 • 11 lots realized individual million-dollar-plus results with numerous world records achieved during RM's Friday s...[Read more...]
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