OPEN ROAD – May/June 2022

MORGAN SUPER 3 THE LEGENDARY CRAFT OF THREE-WHEELED MOTORING Since its foundation 113 years ago, Morgan Motor Company has based its car manufacturing ethos on three principles – character, thrill and adventure. Unveiled earlier this year, and succeeding the 3 Wheeler (produced between 2011 and 2021), the new Super 3 honours that design language while…

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OPEN ROAD – March & April 2022, Issue 79

LEXUS ROV OFF-HIGHWAY ECO-FRIENDLY ADVENTURE WITH HYDROGEN-POWERED CONCEPT VEHICLE Lexus has unveiled a new concept vehicle aimed at offering a luxury lifestyle experience to drivers who are keen to discover the wilderness in style. The ROV (Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle) is powered by the first Lexus hydro gen engine designed to combine the fun of off-road…

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Rimac Nevera , Pushing the Boundaries of Electric Hypercars

  It was 10 years ago that Rimac Automobili embarked on an “impossible journey”, one that in 2021 reached its boldly ambitious target. Launched last year, the Nevera is the production version of the C_Two – an all-electric, 1914hp, 258mph (415 km/h), €2 million hypercar. This iteration of the Rimac C_Two concept car was initially…

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HONOURING BUGATTI’S DAREDEVILS OF YESTERYEAR

Bugatti has launched a new “Les Légendes du Ciel“ edition to honour its racing drivers from last century’s “Golden Decade”. Many were former flying aces, daredevils and technically skilled pilots who, notes Bugatti, “flew without fear”.   Based on the Chiron Sport and limited to 20 vehicles, the edition references features of historic aircrafts in…

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ICONIC LE MANS INSPIRATION

MCLAREN SENNA GTR LM   In 1995, five McLaren F1 GTRs dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans, finishing first, second, fourth, fifth and 13th. Twenty-five years later, McLaren Special Operations has been inspired by that performance, in what is considered the world’s toughest endurance race, to design five customer-commissioned McLaren Senna GTR LM models.…

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BATTISTA ANNIVERSARIO Potent Celebration of Legendary Pininfarina Design

Potent Celebration of Legendary Pininfarina Design Automobili Pininfarina describe it as the world’s first luxury pure-electric hyper GT. The Battista Anniversario is, they declare, “the ultimate design expression of the most powerful road-legal Italian car ever made”. Officially unveiled just before the coronavirus pandemic shut down Italy, and most of the rest of the world,…

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Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

Aston Martin drivers have always had a special affinity with convertible sports cars – and the famous brand is just as keen never to disappoint them. The new Vantage Roadster will certainly enhance their open-top motoring thrills. As Aston Martin president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer notes, “For many, driving with the roof down is…

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BENTLEY EXP 100 GT…

Sustainable Grand Touring for the Future Bentley Motors has unveiled its vision of the future of luxury mobility as part of the company’s centenary celebrations in 2019. The fully-autonomous EXP 100 GT, according to Bentley, “sets the bench-mark for sustainable luxury mobility that is autonomous and electric… an intelligent car which captures extraordinary human journeys…

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“Open Road”

Bugatti Veyron How a Legend Was Born     It is now nearly 20 years since Bugatti reinvented the hy-per sports car segment with the Veyron. The new model was unveiled in 2000 with four turbochargers, over 1,000 PS and speeds in excess of 400 km/h. It was the re-launched French luxury brand’s first series…

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State-of-the Art Style and Sophistication on the High Seas - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

State-of-the Art Style and Sophistication on the High Seas

For 19 consecutive years now, the Azimut|Benetti Group has led the way when it comes to international mega yacht construction. According to the Global Order Book – an annual ranking drawn up by UK magazine Boat International – the group has 97 mega yachts over 24 metres in length under construction, more than any of…

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Iconic Ferrari Style NEW CONCEPT IN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING - Home and Lifestyle Magazine

Iconic Ferrari Style NEW CONCEPT IN DESIGN AND ENGINEERING

Inspired by legendary Ferrari Sports racers of the past, the Monza SP1 and SP2 are the first models unveiled in a new limited-edition special series called “Icone”. They reference the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today. Aimed at dedicated clients and collectors, the Monza SP1…

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“Magic Carpet Ride” for Luxury Off-Road Enjoyment

Rolls-Royce Cullinan It was three years ago that Rolls-Royce announced it would launch Cullinan. At the time, the famous marque explained that customers around the world had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs… with luxury, performance and usability not seen before in the SUV market”. Many of these customers were younger, hugely successful…

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Jaguar I-PACE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE REVOLUTION

It is, according to Jaguar, the definitive electric vehicle. Clean, smart and safe, the I-PACE delivers sustainable sports car performance, next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) technology and five-seat SUV practicality. “Where other companies talk about the future, we build it,” declared Jaguar Land Rover CEO Dr Ralf Speth on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show.…

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Open Road – Rolls-Royce

Bespoke Design and Craftsmanship AT THE HOME OF ROLLS-ROYCE In 2017 Rolls-Royce marked its 114th year as one of the world’s most iconic luxury brands, and in early 2018 the venerable British car manufacturer has been looking back on a period in its history that “elevated Bespoke to unprecedented new levels”. Indeed, as the company…

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A Future Vision OF ROLLS-ROYCE

When creating the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 project, the famous motoring brand’s design team asked themselves a question. “How can we re-cast luxury for the next 100 years?” That initial question led to two others. “What will a Rolls-Royce owner expect of his or her Rolls-Royce in the coming decades?” and “How do we at…

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Evolutionary Motorcycle Merges Art with Machine - Home & Lifestyle Magazine

Evolutionary Motorcycle Merges Art with Machine

To say that the EVE MK II by Bandit9 is unconventional would be to understate its stunningly revolutionary design. Created exclusively for M.A.D. Gallery it is – with almost justifiable hyperbole – described as “taking the joy of riding a motorcycle to a level beyond imagination”. This custom creation is an evolution of the limited…

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Beyond Cars - Home & Lifestyle Magazine

Beyond Cars….The Essence of Aston Martin

ASTON MARTIN HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO TRANSCEND ITS MAIN PUBLIC IMAGE AS AN AUTOMOBILE DEVELOPER AND MANUFACTURER SINCE THE COMPANY’S FOUNDING IN 1993 In line with this ongoing objective of developing a “reputation for discernment and dynamism”, the British luxury brand has forged various partnerships over the past century to create a diverse selection of…

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Pop Art Makeover for Bentley Continental

For many, Sir Peter Blake is best known for co-designing the sleeve for The Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Now in his 80s, the “godfather of British pop art” has collaborated with Bentley Motors on another innovative project in aid of charity. Bentley commissioned Blake to develop a one-of-a-kind Continental GT…

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