Week 33 : What’s new in Motoring
It’s not just the Olympics making the headlines in Rio, with the unveil of the BladeGlider from Nissan certainly a hot topic. Add to that headlines from Salon Privé, Bengala Automotive, Hexagon Classics and BAC, it certainly hasn’t been a quiet week in the motoring industry. Here’s our round up of what you need to know.
Salon Privé set to host the Lamborghini Centenario UK public debut
The Lamborghini Centenario will make its UK public debut at the leading luxury automotive event, Salon Privé, on 1st to 3rd September.
The Lamborghini Centenario coupé has yet to be seen on UK soil, but will be on display during this spectacular three-day event at the renowned World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace. Produced in limited numbers, just 20 coupés and 20 roadsters will be made and all are already sold.
Tickets for Salon Privé 2016 are on sale now: www.salonpriveconcours.com
Bengala Automotive and Vitesse AuDessus announce bespoke Rolls-Royce program
European design house Bengala Automotive and US-based Vitesse AuDessus have announced the launch of a bespoke carbon fibre program for current Rolls-Royce models.
The program offers carbon fibre options for the Rolls-Royce Phantom, Phantom Coupé, Phantom Drophead Coupé, Wraith, Dawn, and Ghost. The featured material is a compressed carbon matrix that is similar to the Forged Carbon Fibre developed by Lamborghini and Callaway. The use of this material as an aesthetic offering is a first in the automotive industry.
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Nissan unveil the working prototype of its BladeGlider
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd revealed on Thursday the working prototype of its futuristic BladeGlider vehicle, combining zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design.
The vehicles, developed from concept cars first shown at the Tokyo Auto Show in 2013, arrived in Brazil to symbolize future technologies that will combine Intelligent Mobility, environmentally-friendly impact and sports-car driving capabilities.
Hexagon Classics acquire two 1965 Jaguar E-Types for sale
Hexagon Classics announced they have two of the lowest-mileage Jaguar E-Types in the world, both of which have been perfectly preserved since their creation in 1965, for sale.
Both cars, a Roadster and a Fixed Head Coupe, are Series 1 4.2-litre engined models in right-hand-drive and represent two of the most desirable examples of the legendary, iconic E-type in the world.
The stunning Carmen Red Roadster could well be the lowest-mileage Series 1 Roadster in existence, with just 8,676 miles on the clock, while the Opalescent Silver Blue FHC could also be the lowest mileage Series 1 Coupe in existence with 10,513 miles.
BAC unveil another world first
BAC is the first manufacturer in the world to develop a car featuring panels made from graphene, the innovative and lightweight material that brings weight and strength benefits. They have partnered with Haydale Composite Solutions to create rear wheel arches made out of graphene, and has been putting the material through its paces on the Mono, the world’s only road legal single-seater supercar.
Graphene is made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick, and is significantly lighter than standard carbon fibre. It is also stronger than carbon fibre, meaning that it can bring weight reductions of around 20% while being 200 times stronger than steel. These benefits could have implications for cost, performance and fuel economy when applied wider in the manufacturing process. BAC chose to test the use of graphene on the rear wheel arches due to the size and complexity of the part, to thoroughly test the manufacturing process and how the material fitted in with the car.