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 CUPRA Formentor Design in Magnetic Tech
The CUPRA Formentor is about to take to the streets of the world. But some have already had the privilege of driving it including the CUPRA development team led by SEAT executive Vice-president for R&D Dr. Werner Tietz, along with CUPRA Technical Officer Marta Almuni and CUPRA driver Jordi Gené. The following are their impressions at the wheel of the brand’s first uniquely designed and developed model.
MINI Countryman Cooper S ALL4 protagonist of a journey through the Italian territory, to discover the traditions linked to Christmas The shiniest and brightest time of the year has finally arrived and the Christmas atmosphere can be felt everywhere. In December, Italian cities are usually filled with lights, colors, nativity scenes and Christmas trees. In the shops the shelves display the typical sweets of these holidays and in the homes the Italians begin to prepare for Christmas lunch. Undoubtedly, the days leading up to Christmas are full of magic: red, green and gold become the colors that characterize the cities and days. MINI is synonymous with driving fun and joy, it brings out the most whimsical and young part of each of us. And it is especially young people who love Christmas and experience this atmosphere full of expectations and hope in a unique way, getting excited by the traditions of a wonderful country like Italy. And what better way to find out than in a MINI?
The moment has come: the Audi Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron take over the streets fully electric and with an extraordinary design.