In 2017, the celebrated Rolls-Royce Sweptail defined the dawn of the contemporary coachbuilding movement. It created a definitive moment that raised the awareness of a new watermark in luxury and automotive possibility, illustrating a new realm of exploitation owing to its hand-built nature. This remarkable product, which was instantly proclaimed as one of the finest intercontinental tourers in history, represented a major recalibration of possibility, and confirmed that the legacy of Rolls-Royce will be defined in collaboration with its clients. Sweptail set a new waterline of potential and ignited a fascination among a rarefied cohort: collectors, patrons of the arts and commissioning clients of now-iconic architecture. A number of these women and men approached Rolls-Royce to discover if they too could collaborate on a unique commission, one that was even more profound – one that provided an elevated sense of curation. The marque agreed, signalling the genesis of a permanent contemporary Coachbuild department at the Home of Rolls-Royce. Within this group, it emerged that three potential patrons shared a deep appreciation of contemporary nautical design. J-Class yachts were often referenced as points of inspiration, both for their purity of form and their requirement for hand craftsmanship at the highest level to will them into existence.
The new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series - Exterior
"New, significantly larger radiator cowling (inspired by the GT3 race car) with vertical struts in Dark Chrome New, larger front apron with additional manually adjustable front splitter with front diffuser in visible carbon for racetrack use New carbon hood with two large air outlets and visible carbon surfaces New carbon front fenders with seamlessly integrated louvers in body color Lowered lightweight roof in visible carbon New, significantly larger side skirt panels with elements made of visible carbon, which merge into larger blades at the front and rear Tailgate made of black painted carbon with small spoiler edge and enlarged rear window made of light thin glass Windshield made of thin glass New rear apron with visible carbon elements Double diffuser, two round double tailpipe covers left and right outside and lateral wheel arch vents New two-storey rear wing made of visible carbon with specially shaped supports in matt black painted carbon, screwed to the carbon tailgate. Flap additionally adjustable electrically, automatically or manually by push-button Standard AMG forged wheels in 10-spoke design matt black with shiny rim flange New, exclusive special "AMG magmabeam" paintwork
The Audi A6 Avant e-tron concept combines dynamic elegance with an all-electric drivetrain. A design highlight is the digital OLED technology included in front and rear lighting. The exterior design is optimized for ideal aerodynamics, a closed singleframe grille is integrated in the front.
The all-new HR-V delivers a unique and responsive driving experience, with exceptional efficiency delivered by Honda’s powerful and efficient two-motor e:HEV powertrain – featured as standard for the first time on a HR-V. The next-generation of the brand’s popular compact SUV offers class-leading space, comfort and utility, as well as advanced safety and technology features, all within a bold and sleek coupe-inspired form. Available in Europe from late 2021, the new HR-V is the latest model in Honda’s line-up to wear the e:HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) badge, following the refreshed CR-V and all-new Jazz that launched in 2020. It expands Honda’s electrified line up as the brand moves further towards its goal of electrifying all of its European mainstream models by 2022. The next-generation hybrid-only HR-V is the culmination of an extensive review of modern consumer attitudes. Having evaluated how today’s active, connected population identifies and selects high value products, Honda developed the HR-V not only as an all-new compact SUV, but as a consumer product that must appeal through desirability, functionality and usability.