Porsche International Media Drive 911 GTS, Franciacorta Italy
MINI Vision Urbanaut - Making-of
The MINI brand is using #NEXTGen to present, in a world exclusive, the MINI Vision Urbanaut – an all-new interpretation of a vision of space. This digital vision vehicle offers more interior space and versatility than ever before, but still on a minimal footprint. "The MINI brand has always stood for 'Clever Use of Space'. In the MINI Vision Urbanaut, we extend private space far into the public realm, creating completely new and enriching experiences," explains Adrian van Hooydonk, Head of BMW Group Design.
For more than a decade, Nissan LEAF has represented the company's commitment to bringing all-electric mobility to the masses. Nissan continues that focus with the 2023 LEAF, with a refreshed exterior design, new aluminum-alloy wheels and a revised lineup to deliver maximum value for EV customers. The updated LEAF makes its debut at the 2022 New York International Auto Show prior to its summer on-sale date. The 2023 LEAF will be available in two grade levels, LEAF S and LEAF SV PLUS. The tailored model lineup reflects the most customer-requested features and technologies, offered at the best value. The updates to the 2023 LEAF include an enhanced front end appearance, with a refreshed front grille, bumper molding and headlights that feature a new black inner finisher. The Nissan badge is now illuminated and has been updated to the brand's new design identity. In addition, the shapes of the tire deflectors at all four corners, rear under diffuser and rear spoiler have all been modified for better aerodynamics. The 2023 LEAF SV PLUS also comes standard with an aggressive new 5-spoke 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel. Inside, changes for the 2023 model year include the new Nissan badge on the steering wheel and a new start-up video on the instrument panel screen. Black cloth is standard on both trims, with gray finishers for LEAF S and gloss black finishers for LEAF SV Plus.
Alpine has a great track record in endurance racing and is now taking on the challenge of entering the top category of the FIA WEC and the 24H of Le Mans 2021. Like its commitment to Formula 1, this new project in endurance racing demonstrates the ambition of Alpine, a brand born from competition, for competition. Approved by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile as the Alpine A480, the prototype is built on an Oreca chassis and powered by a 4.5-litre V8 supplied by Gibson Technology. It is fitted with Michelin tyres, in accordance with the regulations of the Hypercar class. The A480 will be driven by three experienced endurance drivers, Nicolas Lapierre, André Negrão, and Matthieu Vaxiviere. The race team will be managed by Philippe Sinault, Team Principal, as has been the case since 2014 with numerous successes in the LMP2 class.