This reimagination from the team at Singer is a stunning tribute to the legendary strip of southern Californian asphalt, the Mulholland Highway. A topographical map of Mulholland has also been tastefully applied to the body of this beautiful Porsche as a further nod to this famous road. Together with the rally-inspired bonnet mounted fog lights, we think this might be one of Singer's most striking creations yet. Images ©Singer Vehicle Design.
Land Rover started its countdown to the world premiere of the new Range Rover Evoque with a fleet of wire form sculptures inspired by the new model. Four eye-catching sculptures were parked at exclusive addresses around Kensington and Chelsea, finished in distinctive shades of copper, red and blue.
The installations were produced by the same Land Rover Design team responsible for shaping the new Evoque and embody the reductive design philosophy that has informed its elegant proportions. Blending simple lines with modernity, the 1:1 scale wire forms showcase the distinctive fast roofline and rising waistline that define new Evoque’s coupe-like silhouette.
Before the introduction of the Lamborghini Miura at the 1966 Geneva Salon, the term ‘supercar’ simply did not exist. The Miura heralded the beginning of a new age in automotive history, and visually, it looked like nothing else on the road. Designer, Marcello Gandini, was just 27 when he penned its stunning design for Bertone, and his work encapsulated the youthful spirit of the age and the power lying behind the bodywork.
The Miura’s design was indebted to its engine placement, with the V12 mounted transversely directly behind the passenger compartment. Not only did this allow for a highly attractive silhouette, but it also gave the Miura incredible balance and weight distribution. Like many supercars that have followed in its footsteps, the Miura evolved over time, and the last iteration, the P400 SV, was the most developed and potent. Needless to say, performance was incredible, and the SV could outrun just about everything on the road when new. Producing a total of 385 bhp, the SV could sprint from 0–60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. On a wide-open stretch of road, the Miura could reach a top speed of 180 mph.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this absolutely stunning 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV at their upcoming Petersen Automotive Museum Auction on the 8th December. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Karissa Hosek ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.
On Saturday, the fourth and final Bertone auction will be held at Garage Bolaffi in Turin. On sale are more than 200 lots from the world famous Bertone Stile Archive including cars, sketches, technical drawings, blueprints, scale models, factory signage and even the odd spare part belonging to a concept car you may happen to have tucked away somewhere. This sale is a must for collectors of design history and auto memorabilia.
Ecurie featured the third sale back in April. For more information on these lots and other items and cars available at the sale, click on the link below. Images: ©Aste Bolaffi.
Conceived and designed as the first example of ARES Design’s ‘Bespoke Creations’ service, its Project ‘Panther’ is a comprehensive modern reimagining of the iconic 1970s Pantera. It will be completely constructed from carbon fibre and will have a unique mix of traditional craftsmanship and modern engineering.
The basis for the conversion – ARES Design’s clients’ donor cars – will be one of today’s most revered Italian supercars, powered by a 5.2 litre naturally aspirated V10 that develops between 640-660hp. The original Pantera and the modern-day donor cars share broadly similar dimensions. The donor is considerably wider, but with a wheelbase that is only 12 centimetres longer than the original Pantera it is an ideal basis for the transformation. Images © ARES Design.
This ’76 911 Turbo was originally special ordered in Ice Green Metallic over green Leather-to-Sample. It was optioned with rear fog lights, Pirelli tyres, a black roof liner, air conditioning, Blaupunkt Radio ‘Bamberg’ with cassette player, and two loudspeakers.
The owner had the Turbo modified with the 935K package from Kremer Racing in Germany. In addition to performance modifications, changes included custom fibreglass bodywork, a dual quad-tipped exhaust, the installation of power-adjustable Zender bucket seats to match the special-order green door panels, carpeting, and dash. A period high-end sound system with integrated equaliser and a CB radio connected to a corded phone was also added.
This unique 935 interpretation by Kremer is powered by a 3.0-litre turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine, paired to a four-speed manual transaxle. The car also rides on colour-matched Fuchs alloy wheels.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this 1976 Porsche 935 Gr. 5 Turbo by Kremer at their upcoming Petersen Automotive Museum Auction on the 8th December. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Josh Bryan ©2018 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.
Cult cars don't come much less conventional than the Aston Martin Lagonda. Only 645 were ever made, and they're like no other car before or since. The wedge-shaped body is the height of a Porsche 911 but over five metres long, with an outrageously space age dashboard. In this shoot by Tomek Olszowski, a touch of seventies noir accents the car's angular forms.
Olszowski, based in Cracow, Poland, has a vast automotive portfolio and has worked for brands such as Mercedes Benz, Volvo, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen, Maserati, Chevrolet, Borgward, BBDO, GREY, CW-McCANN, DDB and TopGear. Photos: © Tomek Olszowski.
On 28 October 1963, AC Cars Limited invoiced Ford Motor Credit for a Cobra body in White with Red trim, top, tonneau, and rack-and-pinion steering. The body left the UK aboard the SS Pacific Fortune, which set sail for the U.S. on 7 November 1963 destined for Los Angeles, California. Upon arrival in the States, the Cobra was transported to Shelby American, Inc. in Venice. There, the car received its Ford powertrain, which included a 271 bhp, 289 V8 engine, a four-speed manual gearbox, and a limited-slip differential.
Recently, this stunning Cobra was restored back to the way it originally left the Shelby American facility, almost 55 years ago. The ‘slab-side’ body was refinished in its original white, after being resprayed black for a number of years. The car rides on original chrome wire wheels. The interior is completed in red leather and features a wood-rimmed steering wheel with AC centre cap and bucket seats.
RM Sotheby's will be offering this 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra at their upcoming Petersen Automotive Museum Auction on the 8th December. For more information on this and other vehicles at the sale, click on the link below. Photos: Ryan Merrill ©2017 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's.
At the end of September a little over 80,000 fans attended The Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI at Laguna Seca. During the four-day event in California, legendary cars and works drivers from the last five decades congregated to thrill the crowds. Around 2,500 vehicles – from the 356 Speedster to the RS Spyder, the 959 Dakar and the 919 Hybrid – were either on display or demonstrated on track. The theme was ‘Marque of Champions’, and with over 30,000 race wins, the sports car manufacturer from Weissach is by far the most successful brand in motorsports worldwide.