The world’s fastest roadster is a Bugatti. The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse has set the world speed record for open-top production sports cars at the Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessien where TÜV, the renowned independent German organisation for Technical Inspection and Certification, has officially confirmed that a top speed of 408.84 km/h (254.04 mph) was achieved. The Vitesse was driven by the Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu. The World Record Car will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the Shanghai Motor Show 2013 in April.
Aston Martin is ripping up the record books at the 41st ADAC Zurich 24 Hours of Nürburgring next month as the famous British sports car brand is to race a pioneering hybrid hydrogen car.
The XKR-S GT has been developed by Jaguar’s ETO division to be the ultimate track-focused but road-going iteration of the XK coupe. Extensive aerodynamic and suspension changes, as well as the addition of carbon ceramic brakes, have combined to give the XKR-S GT race-car inspired connected feel and braking performance. Initial production will be limited to just 30 cars for the North American market.
- New, modern interpretation of Range Rover Sport completes three-model Range Rover portfolio
- Transformational on-road dynamics with world's best all-terrain performance gives unrivalled breadth of capability
- Impeccable composure and refinement delivering exceptional ride comfort
- Superbly crafted, luxurious and more flexible interior with new 5+2 seating option
- Weight saving of up to 420kg*, like for like TDV6 engine, brings agility and exceptional performance, with 15 percent CO2 reduction and greatly improved fuel economy
- Features Range Rover premium chassis and lightweight aluminium architecture
- Customer-focused technology package debuting Land Rover's 'connected car' suite of technologies
Superior 6x6 all-wheel drive technology, AMG V8 biturbo power and looks that leave no room for any doubt: the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 near-series show vehicle is an off-roader which represents the last word in forward-thrusting power far from the beaten track. 400 kW (544 hp), a 6x6 drive, low-range ratio, five differential locks, portal axles, tyre pressure control system and a special chassis allow this pickup to make good progress in environments where the concept of individual mobility normally bites the dust as soon as the road ends. But anyone who imagines that this is a Dakar-Rally-style vehicle is on the wrong track.
Aston Martin’s new four-door sports car; the Rapide S is set to make its North American debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show from 27th March where it will also be joined by the new Vanquish and DB9 offerings from Aston Martin.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars premieres the first Art Deco Collection Ghost to be commissioned for Thailand at the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show. This beautiful Collection Car offers highly Bespoke features and detailing, and is one of only 35 Limited Edition Art Deco Collection Cars in the world.
Our good friend and Sauber Formula 1 driver Nico Hülkenberg dropped by the Clayton Bespoke showroom recently. Nico is in Australia to race round 1 of the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne this weekend.
What is today’s best investment? Which gives the best returns? The answer is classic cars, and in particular Ferraris.
Recently in the Financial Times a number of assets were analysed to see which gave the best growth over the last 10 years. A high-end New York residential property has increased in value by 72 per cent, whereas a similar property in Hong Kong has risen by 220 per cent, a figure more in line with the performance of fine arts, stamps and rare coins. None of these investments have, however, come close to the 395 per cent return on classic cars which, along with gold, continue to be the market with the best investment growth.
The astonishing new McLaren P1™, has been unveiled in production form at the Geneva Motor Show. During the press conference McLaren Automotive outlined the clear goal for the latest offering – to be the best driver’s car in the world on road and track. To achieve this objective, McLaren is using all of its 50 years of racing experience and success, especially in the fields of aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre technology.