In the summer of 1976, Volkswagen launched a distinctively sporty Golf onto the market: the GTI. At that time no one at Volkswagen had any idea that the Golf GTI would eventually become the world’s most successful compact sports car. But that is exactly what happened – from production of the 5,000 vehicles that were originally planned to well in excess of 2.3 million today. Now Volkswagen is marking the 45th birthday of this iconic car with an anniversary model: the Golf GTI Clubsport 45 – an exclusive edition of the 221 kW/300 PS Golf GTI Clubsport. Extensive individualisation makes the Clubsport 45 a ready-made collector’s item, even as new. First presales will begin in selected European countries on 1 March. Price in Germany: from 47,790 euros.
Maserati y Miriam Leone - Journeys of Audacity
Maserati continues its journey into the future with an evolutionary story starring Miriam Leone. The actress, at the wheel of her Maserati Ghibli Hybrid Gransport, relives the experiences that have shaped her life and her career. This Drone Drive Experience shows the Ghibli Hybrid from above as it travels the streets of the capital; the fluid rhythm intertwines with the story of Miriam Leone, between her childhood memories spent between Etna and the sea, and her unique life, which she keeps in constant evolution thanks to her profession as an actress. Transformation, elegance and audacity: these are the keywords that describe both the personal and professional history of the actress and that of Maserati. A journey of evolution and experimentation characterized by the ability to always look to the future, strengthened by the lessons learned along the way. The Maserati Ghibli Hybrid is the first electrified car in the brand's history and has ignited the spark of electrification. With the new Ghibli Hybrid, the House of the Trident has projected itself into the future without distorting the philosophy and values of the brand, such as that unmistakable sound that has always distinguished all Maseratis, and outstanding performance: 255 km / h top speed and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds.
The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric SUV and the brand’s first global EV. Built on Volkswagen’s MEB electric vehicle architecture—the modular electric drive matrix—it marries the strengths of a purpose-built EV with performance, packaging and value, features that have marked the brand for decades. The ID.4 competes in the world’s largest market segment—compact SUVs—and is currently produced in Germany and China; in the future, it will also be assembled in the United States.
A new high-performance supercar from BRABUS in a class of its own takes the stage: BRABUS now also offers an exclusive refinement range for the Porsche 911 Turbo S of the current 992 series. The power unit engineers of the world’s largest independent automotive refinement specialist developed two BRABUS performance upgrades and a high-performance exhaust system made from ultralight INCONEL for the turbocharged flat-six engine. In the top-of-the-range BRABUS PowerXtra P38S-820 variant, the engine puts out 603 kW / 820 hp (809 bhp) and produces a peak torque of 950 Nm (701 lb-ft) at a low 4,000 rpm. It cuts the sports car’s sprint time from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) to a mere 2.5 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 340 km/h (211 mph). Visually, BRABUS refines the current 911 Turbo Coupe or Convertible with a newly developed exposed-carbon aerodynamics upgrade and BRABUS Monoblock Z “PLATINUM EDITION” hi-tech forged wheels in a staggered combination of wheels with diameters of 21 and 22 inches. The suspension delivers even more agile handling thanks to height-adjustable BRABUS sport springs. An exclusive BRABUS MASTERPIECE interior adds the finishing touch to any 911 model.