2010: as a result of its collaboration with Boeing and Callaway – the golf club manufacturer - Lamborghini develops Forged Composites® technology, a specific patent leading to the Sesto Elemento supercar concept in the space of just a few days. In the same year, a plant dedicated to the production of composite components is built at the Lamborghini production site (subsequently used to produce the Lamborghini Aventador monocoque), delivering both automated production and careful craftsmanship.
Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series fastest production car on the Nürburgring Nordschleife
GT3 racer Maro Engel has now impressively demonstrated how close the new Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series really is to motorsport on the Nürburgring Nordschleife: With an officially measured and notarized time of 6:43.616 min for the 20.6-kilometer track (measured without the straight at track section T13) and 6:48.047 min for the 20.832-kilometer overall track (measured with the straight at track section T13), the new V8 bolide is placed in the top group of the "sports car" category with road approval and is number one among completely standard, not retrofitted models.
The most exacting environmental compatibility requirements have been put in place throughout the value chain and for the full life cycle of the BMW iX. The car is currently in the final phase of its series development. At market launch – which will get underway at the end of 2021 – customers will be able to choose from two model variants: the BMW iX xDrive50 and BMW iX xDrive40. The BMW iX redefines the successful Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) concept. It is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable toolkit on which the future of the BMW Group will be built. The development and production of the BMW iX follow an all-encompassing approach to sustainability involving compliance with strict environmental and social standards in the extraction of raw materials, plus the use of electricity from renewable sources and a high proportion of recycled materials in the mix.
The spark of electrification ignites Maserati's future: with the new Ghibli Hybrid, the Trident Brand enters the world of electrification. The new Ghibli Hybrid represents one of the most ambitious projects for Maserati, which after the announcement of the new engine for the MC20 super sports car now sets the seal on another step forward towards the brand's new Era. The choice to introduce the hybrid technology on the Ghibli sedan is no coincidence: this model, with over 100,000 units produced since its launch in 2013, perfectly embodies the Modena-based manufacturer’s DNA. In fact, the challenge facing Maserati was to enter the world of electrification without altering the brand's core philosophy and values. The result? The creation of the best possible hybrid. What's more, Ghibli Hybrid will retain the unmistakable sound that has always distinguished every Maserati. The arrival of the new Ghibli Hybrid thus expands the Maserati range, which is now even more competitive and responsive to the demands of the market.