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Posted on by Mainak Das  

As it is said, money can’t buy the taste; this video has drawn such criticism a lot, as such an exquisite and luxurious beauty comes draped in purple velvet with gold ornamenting.

Well, we are not here to judge anyone, but this car in a London street has drawn much attention by adoring this eye grabbing purple velvet colour and that too with gold covering front grilles, all the four wheels, wing mirrors, company badges, tailgate and taillight surroundings too!

In recent time, we have seen some velvet covered cars, but nothing was like this one, and that too such a gorgeous Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. As we came to see this video in YouTube it seems this car belongs to some rich man from Middle East. It may be testified by a recent news of spotting some middle east supercars on London roads. No wonder, this unique looking purple velvet draped Phantom has grabbed many eyes while passing through the London streets. Some criticized the owner for giving this gorgeous car an ugly look, while some just got stunned.

What do you think about it? Would like to give your exquisite car such an unique look?

Source: GT Spirit
Posted on by Riju Ganguly +  

The Renault Duster facelift was spotted for the first time in Chennai recently which indicated to one thing that this car is all set for its launched which will most probably happen within few months. It might even be launched during the upcoming 2016 Auto Expo.

Although the car was covered in full camouflage but what was completely new was the set of alloy wheels which came in a different pattern. Apart from the new alloy wheels everything looked almost identical to the pre-facelift Duster including g the muscular wheel arches, towards the rear we also did notice the conventional taillamps has been replaced with new LED Units which added a stint of freshness towards the rear profile of this compact SUV. We can also expect some other changes in the facelift SUV which might come in the form of a new roof rails and scuff plates fitted both towards the front and rear profile of the SUV.

Although the front profile of the SUV is not revealed i9n these images but we can expect a completely new grille and even redesigned headlamps which might change the overall look of the SUV. Apart from the exterior we can also expect Renault to update the interiors of the SUV as well which may include new seat upholstery and updated equipment list.

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Imagine more than 40 exotic luxury supercars revving their engine at the same time and at the same place to make some insane symphony. Well, that is something people don’t get to see every day, but that is what exactly happened at Singapore’s Formula One circuit. This incredible event was organized by Singapore Airlines on the eve of upcoming Singapore Grand Prix which was named as the ‘Light up the night festival’.

At that event a Singapore based supercar club Scuderia FSG performed a rev symphony with more than 40 supercars revving up at the F1 pit. The supercar fleet included Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Audis, BMWs, Mercedes and many others. Precisely there were a McLaren 650S Spyder , a McLaren 12C, an extremely loud Ferrari F430 Scuderia, a Lamborghini Aventador , a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG safety car, seven Ferrari 458 s which including a Speciale and two Oakley design 458s, two Lamborghini Murcielago SVs and many more.

Not only the rev competition, but before that these cars lapped the circuit few times. Before appearing at this ‘Light up the night festival’ these supercars paraded the entire island of Singapore, which stirred quite an interest among the people. In this video you can watch all this Supercars arriving at the Singapore F1 pit and revving up.

Posted on by Chirag Moro  

Ferrari is the most iconic names in the automobile history. They are known for their truly stunning road cars and their participation in the Formula 1 World Championships.

Owning a Ferrari shows power. Their cars are some of the most expensive and exclusive cars in the world. But some of their supercars are even more exclusive than the others.

They are limited run cars and you have to meet certain criteria’s set by the company to buy them. Sometimes you are chosen by the company that only then you have the privilege to buy those cars.

This prestigious line-up of rare cars was started by the one of best cars the Maranello based company has built, the 250 GTO. The latest addition to this line-up was the LaFerrari. All the cars have been built using the latest technological innovations for those respective periods.

We will definitely see more powerful and exclusive Ferrari supercars.

Posted on by Mainak Das  

With the launch scheduled on 10th September, one of Mahindra’s two upcoming SUV TUV300 was captured without any camouflage at Bikaner.

The red and black TUV300, as seen in the picture looks quite impressive with the boxy design. While at the front façade it looks identical to the Mahindra Bolero , the rear profile of the SUV looks like Mahindra Quanto .

The ‘T’ of TUV300 represents touch, and the name of this vehicle stands for Tough and stylish SUV. This vehicle is inspired by the design of battle tank, as Mahindra claims, and therefore this 5 door SUV gets tough and rugged but yet manages to look stylish indeed. It has swept back large headlamps, rectangular fog lamps, teeth like grilles with vertical chrome slats, large front bumpers, body colored door handles, door mirrors, blackened B and D pillar, 10 spoke alloy wheels delivering a powerful message, a flat roof with roof rails, a spare wheel mounted on the tail gate, rear wiper. The sharp tail lamps comes vertically stacked.

This is not the first time we spotted this U301 codenamed car. As we found earlier, it comes with a sitting arrangement for 7 persons inside the cabin, while the dashboard gets silver lining. As we came to know, the top end variants of TUV300 will also get a touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and AUX-in and USB ports.

This compact SUV will be powered by 1.5 liter 3 cylinder mHawk diesel engine which powers the Mahindra Quanto also, although the TUV300 will get a retuned version of the same engine. The transmission system for this vehicle is supposed to be a 5 speed manual gear box, while we also came to know, later that Mahindra may offer an automatic gear box too.

The price range for the TUV300 will be within 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs.

Source: Team-BHP
Posted on by Riju Ganguly +  

Premium Auto manufactures like Mercedes Benz, Audi and BMW has already entered the Crossover and premium SUV segment and made a lot of name, so in order to stay in the competition the iconic British auto manufacturer
Jaguar who has been in the business of building cars fort more 80 years now too showed their interest in entering the competitive premium SUV and Crossover segment and showcased their CX-17 Concept SUV at the Frankfurt Auto show back in the year 2013.

Recently Jaguar has stunned the World by revealing few details of their upcoming all new performance oriented Crossover called F-Pace, the F-Pace also happens to be the production version of the same CX-17 Concept about which we mentioned above. The new model F-Pace will go on sale from 2016 onward in the International market and promises to combine class leading interior space along with an exceptional on road presence and dynamics. The F-pace will be a high performance Crossover with the capability of carrying 5 occupants inside and it underpins Jaguar’s innovative aluminium-intensive architecture which is also shared with their new XE compact sedan. Besides just being lightweight the F-Pace will also be fitted with an advanced suspension setup and also will get the all-wheel drive and Jaguar’s revolutionary All-Surface Progress Control technology.

So you can imagine that this is definitely a worthy Jaguar Crossover which will not only get some really advanced technologies onboard but definitely will also be one worthy competitor to the other Crossovers like the Porsche Macan or the BMW X4.

Update30.07.15Jaguar released some more official images of their F-Pace Crossover while it was being tested under extreme conditions.

Click past jump to learn more details about the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace

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Mahindra launched an innovative contest as part of the pre launch promotional program for their upcoming SUV TUV300 . The forthcoming SUV is all set to launch in India on 10th September, and before that Mahindra has launched the ’ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH TO WIN THE TUV300?’ contest on the dedicated website of TUV300 SUV.

Through this competition people will get a chance to win a brand new TUV300 SUV as the grand prize. Participants of this contest will also get chance to win entry for 2 persons in Mahindra Adventure North East Escape, while there will other prizes like 5 I-Pads and 100 TUV300 merchandise products. All it needs to participate in this program is, answering two simple questions and state the reason, why the participant loves the tough DNA of Mahindra SUVs.

Mahindra is presently the top player in the SUV segment of Indian automobile scenario. With this upcoming car they are all set to take a leap further. Mahindra TUV300’s design comes richly inspired by a battle tank, and the ‘T’ of TUV300 represents toughness. In fact, the TUV stands for tough and stylish SUV. This SUV is designed in an all new platform designed by the in house engineers of Mahindra, while the research and development process was done entirely by them only. This car will be manufactured at the Mahindra Chakan plant at Pune, Maharashtra. This car will be powered by the mHawk engine which powers the Mahindra Quanto .

The expected 1.5 liter diesel engine will come along with a 5 speed manual transmission. We have learnt there will be an automatic gearbox on offer in future. Although Mahindra itself is still tight lipped about the details of their upcoming SUV, but we assume this rugged looking SUV will come with a price tag of around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs.

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It seems that Hyundai is quite excited about their new generation Elantra sedan. Only recently we have seen them launch two teaser sketches of their upcoming car, one revealing the details of the exterior while the other was of the interior.

As a matter of fact we all are also quite excited about this upcoming car; definitely the teaser sketches attracted all our attention. But perhaps we actually don’t have to wait to get a glimpse of the car which has been scheduled to be unveiled towards the end of this year because recently, The Korean car Blog was able to provide some clear undisguised spyshots of the 2017, Hyundai Elantra.

From the images it is obviously clear that the spyshots of the sedan were clicked inside the production facility of Hyundai Hyundai . The two spyshots clearly reveals everything about the sedans exterior styling while a particular spyshot also reveals the interior cabin of the Elantra.

The new Elantra looks more grown up, sleek and also dynamic. Towards the front it gets sleek projector and sporty headlamp units complete with integrated daytime running lamps and just like the teaser sketch we can also notice a huge angular hexagonal grille with the Hyundai logo positioned in the middle. The lower front half of the sedan gets ‘L’ shaped air vents which reminds us of the new Toyota Camry to some extent, these ‘L’ shaped element also houses the fog lamps inside which looks quite impressive by the way. The side profile of the car also looks sleek and those additional wheel arches surely expresses the sedans dynamic road presence.

The rear profile of the sedan looks equally attractive and gets wrap around LED taillamps. The rear boot lid gets an additional integrated spoiler as well which will help in the sedans overall aerodynamics. If you take a closer look you will notice that the cars overall styling looks to be inspired from a Coupe and we can surely notice Hyundai’s Fluidic sculpture 2.0 philosophy design elements even in their upcoming sedan.

Posted on by Chirag Moro  

It is not every day you come across such inspirational stories but when you do, it is worth mentioning.

We all know that cancer is one of the most feared and deadliest diseases. This video shows the story of a man named Jon Livermore who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Many people have died due to the disease.

During times like these, people usually prefer to do what they have always loved to do and keeps them happy and occupied. This helps them relax their minds and help them fight the disease better. That’s exactly what Jon did.

Jon, with the help of his friends and family, worked on his Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX project car. He worked tirelessly even after his chemotherapy sessions. The car features carbon fibre parts and it produces 702 bhp and 800 Nm of torque.

His favourite car, sometime back, would have been the Lamborghini Countach. But after living in Asia for a while, it turned to be the Lancer Evolution . The Evo is a favourite among tuners and many cars have been modified. The car was launched in 1992 and after 10 generations, it will be discontinued at the end of this year.

Jon Livermore has since been completely cured of the deadly disease.

Source: Car Throttle
Posted on by Chirag Moro  

Following the death of Jules Bianchi and Justin Wilson, the debate over closed cockpits has again resurfaced. Bianchi died after suffering head injuries after a crash at last year Suzuka Grand Prix while Wilson died after suffering head injuries from flying debris at last weekend’s IndyCar race at Pocono.

FIA had first considered closed cockpits after the death of F1 legend Ayrton Senna. Work began in 2009 after a loose wheel hit and killed Henry Surtees. A week later, Felipe Massa suffered head injuries after he was hit by a spring at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Closed cockpit tests were conducted but the pros were outweighed by the cons. Initial fighter-jet style canopies would send debris high into the air but the major drawback found from those tests was the delay in the driver getting out of the car in the event of an accident or medical crews attending to the driver. They would have to remove the canopy first.

FIA is now looking to design cockpits the would deflect debris and at the same time, will not hinder the driver from exiting the car. This has led to a new blade concept. It uses a series of vertical blades of different heights.

Closed cockpit test will be carried out next month after F1 technical chiefs discussed it with the FIA and pressed for the same. Closed cockpits would greatly help open-wheel racing cars like F1 and Indy cars.

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