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Week 4 : What’s new in Motoring

Celebrations all round, and particularly for Lamborghini in week 4 of 2017.

Week 4 was a week dominated by a collection of the biggest names in the automotive industry, with new models announced, new arrivals and celebrations all round, it certainly was not a week to forget.

McLaren set to make Super Series unveil in Geneva

A sculpted, technical yet beautiful body shape and advanced aerodynamic technologies combine to provide the foundation for the enhanced aerodynamic performance of the second-generation McLaren Super Series.

The new McLaren supercar, which will be unveiled on March 7 at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, is twice as aerodynamically efficient as the McLaren 650S, with increased downforce and improved cooling among the engineering imperatives for the new generation.

Full details of the second-generation Super Series will be confirmed in March, when further images and pricing will also be available.

 

An active wing that extends over the full rear width of the second-generation McLaren Super Series moves upwards and increases in angle to optimise aerodynamic efficiency and also deploys to its most extreme angle as an airbrake in less than half a second, optimising balance when braking from speed.

Singapore introduce their first hypercar : The Dendrobium

A fully electric revolution is heading to this year’s Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Dendrobium, Singapore’s first-ever hypercar. Making its global debut on March 7th, the high performance two-seater concept is the brainchild of Singapore electric mobility experts Vanda Electrics and mixes striking design with the latest in e-powertrain development.

Dendrobium’s high-tech componentry will be clothed in a remarkable body featuring an automatic roof and doors, which open in a synchronized, theatrical manner, resembling a fully-opened dendrobium flower, a genus of orchids native to Singapore.

Vanda Electrics has engaged Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services division of the Williams Group – which also includes Williams Martini Racing – as its technical partner to build the Dendrobium concept and assist in future project development.

H.R Owen Lamborghini toast successful 2016 

Luxury dealer group H.R. Owen is continuing to celebrate a hugely successful 2016, topping two lots of Lamborghini sales rankings for the year. The highly acclaimed Lamborghini London showroom in South Kensington was responsible for the most global car sales in 2016, making it the No. 1 Lamborghini dealership in the world.

Lamborghini London has become the go-to destination for car enthusiasts from all around the world, who journey to this iconic London showroom to peer through the windows at the stunning cars within. And thanks to its sterling reputation, it’s also able to give fans around the capital glimpses of ultra-rare models.

Two bespoke Rolls-Royce Phantoms join THE 13 hotel’s collection

Two exceptional motor cars will join the collection at the most anticipated hotel, THE 13. Reserved for the hotel’s most important guests, the two highly Bespoke gold infused creations will become the flagships of the 30 strong collection of Rolls-Royce Phantoms, commissioned by luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung, Joint Chairman of THE 13 HOLDINGS LIMITED, to reflect his bold vision, as expressed in the design scheme of his refined and remarkable hotel.

Select guests will be conveyed in sumptuous style – ensconced in the world of Rolls-Royce and surrounded by Bespoke enhancements commissioned by Mr Hung – designed to make the experience as effortless and luxurious as possible. Identified by the inclusion of 24 carat gold on both the exterior and interior, the two distinctive motor cars will be heralded as the finest in the fleet and at the time of commissioning, the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever built.

All 30 Bespoke Phantoms, that represent the largest single commission in Rolls-Royce history, are destined for THE 13.

Characteristic care and attention has therefore been applied to the creation of one of the car’s defining features, an exterior finish enhanced with the finest particles of 23.75 carat gold, a weight chosen for even disbursement, achieving a perfectly executed finish.