Bluebird GTL Formula E racing car concept

The latest Bluebird racing car looks out of this world! It will compete in the FIA’s upcoming Formula E. The British athlete features an enclosed cockpit, eye-catching color and lines.

The Bluebird GTL prototype is an all-electric vehicle. On its premiere, the supercar was surrounded by other legendary Bluebird cars and boats in the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London.

Some of the iconic vehicles on display include the first Blue Bird built in 1912 – Lorraine-Dietrich Vieux Charles III, as well as the Sunbeam (1924). Visitors are able to enjoy the Bluebird K3 boat which took the first Water Speed record in 1937 at 126mph on Lake Maggiore.

More recent vehicles include Bluebird Electric 2000 – a UK record-holder for an electric car with 137mph on Pendine Sands in 2000, as well as the Agfa Bluebird II in which Gina Campbell took the world water speed record for women at 122.8mph in 1984.

Eterniti`s Super-SUV

Luxury automanufacturer Eterniti Motors has developed the world’s first Super-SUV named Artemis. The prototype was presented at Beijing Auto China 2012 international motor show. Artemis represents a new class of vehicle providing the higher levels of luxury, performance and exclusivity. The car will be in production by summer 2012.

The heart of the Super-SUV is a 4.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces over 600bhp (441kW) and 750Nm (553 lb ft) torque. The Eterniti`s SUV accelerates from 0-100kph in 4.5 sec.

The super vehicle has been test-driven by F1 Grand Prix winner Johnny Herbert.

The hand-built body panels are made of carbon composite. The Eterniti`s SUV is fitted with an ultra-low profile 315/25 tyres sit on dedicated 23” super-lightweight forged alloy rims.

The SUV has a limousine-like rear cabin with twin reclining rear seats, iPad-ready holders with electronic reveal, and a drinks chiller.

The Artemis is the ultimate crossover that offers excellent handling and driver appeal. The interior is handcrafted with the fine leather, quilted undercarpets and boot trim, lambswool rugs, veneers including natural woods, piano black and carbon fibre.

Pininfarina Cambiano Concept Car

The legendary Italian house Pininfarina that designed some of the iconic Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Cadillac models, finally presented its all-new concept Pininfarina Cambiano. The name of the futuristic vehicle comes from the town where the company` Styling Center is based. The car design combines elegance, sportiness and comfort. It is inspired by the 1957 Lancia Florida II. The prototype was built by the founder Pinin Farina for his own personal use.

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Pininfarina Cambiano: Design

Main Cambiano`s highlights are the harmonious proportions, aerodynamic shape and functional stylistic elements. The Pininfarina Cambiano has unconventional layout of the doors – one large door on the driver’s side and two smaller doors on the passenger side that open from the centre. The interior features a wood floor and stitching-free upholstery.

Cambiano`s dimensions evoke dynamism and fluidity, thanks to the impressive golden grey color and blue reflections. There are metal inserts in the sides. The panoramic roof with a carbon honeycomb structure completes the body of the car. It is translucent in some areas and transparent in others. The headlights are incorporated into the grille and protruding wheel arches. The light is an integral part of the Cambiano design.

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The Pininfarina`s masterpiece incorporates into the cabin an innovative video-art projection. The interior blends an extensive use of exclusive natural materials, advanced technologies and innovative concepts. The leather used on the seats is from the Pininfarina Leather Collection. The uprights and door panels are upholstered with polylactic acid, while the entire lower part of the passenger compartment and the floor is made of recycled wood.

There is a precious detail – a limited edition timepiece manufactured by the Swiss watchmaker Bovet 1822. The instrumentation is divided into three zones according to use: functions and performance, navigation and comfort, multimedia and connections. The main display shows the power, range, the driving mode (Ecocity, Snow/Ice, Efficiency, Sport, Drifting), and the speedometer. The second screen is for navigator, warning messages and the multimedia functions. The touch pad gives access to the interactive instrumentation and climate control.

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Pininfarina Cambiano: Performance

The Cambiano is a plug-in hybrid. Each wheel is driven by a 60-kW electric motor. The car flies with a top speed of 155 mph. It accelerates from 0-100 kph (0-62 mph) in 4.2 seconds. The combined output is 320 horsepower. The battery pack is installed between the seats and the rear axle. It has a capacity of 50 kW/h, a peak power delivery of 500 kW, and can be recharged in 6 hours using a 6 Kw/h grid and in 52 minutes with the APU.

The light chassis is made of carbon fibre cell and two aluminium modules.

There are four driving modes – Ecocity, Snow/Ice, Sport and Drifting mode.

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Cisitalia 202 E Concept

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The Cisitalia 202 E Concept is developed by the Maserati designer Luigi Giampaolo and italian students coordinated by Pininfarina designer Luca Borgogno. The new masterpiece is a modern interpretation of the legendary Italian car Cisitalia and is crafted in IED in Turin, Italy.

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Cisitalia 202 E Concept: Power

The two seater coupe Cisitalia 202 E features sexy dimensions  – it is 4,270mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,240mm tall.  The concept rides on a 2,650mm wheelbase. The heart of the Cisitalia 202 E is a 450-hp V8 engine.

Cisitalia 202 E Concept:Design

The original Cisitalia 202 is designed in 1946 by the Pinin Farina who became an mogul in automotive design. The name “Cisitalia” derives from a business conglomerate “Consorzio Industriale Sportive Italia”. Only 170 models were produced between 1947 and 1952.

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