Mercedes-Benz Vito - Commercial Van Safety Tests - 2022
The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 4x4 Paris-Dakar (953) and Walter Röhrl - Fire and ice
The Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 4x4 Paris-Dakar (953) and Walter Röhrl: Two legends of Porsche's 1980s rally programme come together for the first time in the perfect alpine playground.
Electric, digital, sustainable and distinctive: the new generation of MINI models brings the brand’s driving pleasure, user experience and responsible attitude into a completely new era. Its forward-looking design language makes this transformation instantly visible. It melds the brand’s traditional values with state-of-the-art technology and acknowledges the elementary principles of vehicle design as well as the urban character of the MINI and its community’s innovative spirit. The principle behind Charismatic Simplicity is a design that helps each new MINI model develop a strong individual character of its own, intuitively focussing on the essence of the brand with a clear, reduced design language. Another central factor of the new design language is its choice of materials with a keen eye on sustainability. The next MINI model generation has a leather-free interior and dispenses almost entirely with chrome elements. The MINI models of the future bring together a modern and purist exterior and an interior design that focuses on the essentials. This reflects the principle of creative use of space that the classic MINI is already renowned for. The new design language also exploits the opportunity of electrifying the powertrain to generate the driving pleasure you expect from MINI entirely without local emissions. “Purely electrically powered models from MINI give us a unique opportunity to rethink our design. At the same time, we retain the attention to detail, sense of tradition and passion for innovation that MINI is renowned for,” says Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design.
Gold is one of the most precious materials in the world. It’s therefore the perfect fit for Bugatti. The 24-karat metal is rarely used in the crafting of automobiles, however, because the finest 99.9 percent gold is soft, extremely valuable, and tricky to work with. Bugatti rose to this challenge and has applied a 24-karat gold finish, for the first time, to elements of the Chiron L’Ébé. It is also the first time that the famous Bugatti emblem has ever sparkled in high-quality gold on the horseshoe grille. Just three handmade hyper sports cars will bear a Macaron in this unique design inspired by the Art Deco style of the 1920s.