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Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition


Italian supercar maker Lamborghini surprised audiences at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show with a highly exclusive edition of the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce. The Chinese Edition is limited to not more than ten numbered cars and will be offered to the growing group of sports cars collectors in China only. Furthermore the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera celebrated its Asian premiere on the Beijing auto show.


Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition


"Automobili Lamborghini's strong performance at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show and its launch of a special edition of the flagship Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce exclusively for the Chinese market underscore our unwavering commitment to China and the development of a super sports car culture here," said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. "Last year, Automobili Lamborghini achieved 11 percent growth in China. At the beginning of this week on 20th of April, we have launched our seventh Automobili Lamborghini China dealership in Shenzhen. The inauguration of our eighth showroom in Xiamen will come soon. It is our pleasure that we can share our passion for Lamborghini with China's super sports car drivers, collectors and fans."

Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition

Limited to only ten cars worldwide, the special edition Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is designed and manufactured exclusively for China's most discriminating super sports car enthusiasts. An orange stripe, symbolising the strength of an erupting volcano, decorates the flat grey painted carbon shell of the Murciélago. Every model holds a numeration badge with the name of its owner.

Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce China Limited Edition interior



The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is one of the most fascinating super sports cars of all times. The exceptionally purist and even more extreme top model – the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce – is even more powerful, lighter and faster than the Murciélago LP 640. With the output of the 6.5 liter V12 increased to 670 hp and a weight reduction of 100 kg (220 lbs), the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce boasts a power-to-weight ratio of 2.3 kg (5.1 lbs) per hp. It vaults itself from zero to 100 km/h in just 3,2 seconds and hits top speed at 342 km/h.

With its outstanding performance, razor-sharp precision and exceptional high-speed stability, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce is the ultimate performance car for advanced sports car drivers. In order to achieve the substantial weight reduction of 100 kilograms (220 lbs), the Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce was extensively reworked and redeveloped in virtually every aspect – from chassis to engine and transmission, right through to the interior. The increase in engine output from 640 to 670 hp is the result of optimized valve timing and a reworked intake system. The significantly modified aerodynamics with substantially increased downforce brings considerable improvement to vehicle stability at very high speeds. The large "Aeropack Wing" and its added downforce give a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph).


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BMW Concept Gran Coupé

April 27th 2010 18:00
BMW Concept Gran Coupe


BMW is hopping onto the "four-door coupé" bandwagon with the unveiling of the Concept Gran Coupé at this year's Beijing Motor Show.

Competing in the same segment as the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and Porsche Panamera, the Gran Coupe boasts a flat silhouette courtesy of its long wheelbase and vaulted bonnet with forward-pointing lines. The result is a 4-door vehicle with an extremely elegant, flat and coupe-like proportions. Measuring almost 5 metres and just under 1.4 metres in body height, flowing lines dominate the design, giving rise to outstanding aerodynamic levels, just as the low centre of gravity reflects an agile driving response.

BMW Concept Gran Coupe


Other design features include BMW's trademark "Hofmeister kink" and frameless doors that give the BMW Concept Gran Coupé a modern character since the glass surfaces appear to merge seamlessly without being interrupted by columns.

No details on powerplants have been released at this stage but it is safe to say the high-end motors from the current Beemer stable will be shoehorned into this stunning coupe.

The Official BMW Press Release:

Elegance and dynamic performance at the first BMW Design Night in Beijing.

Munich. With an exclusive Design Night on the evening of the first press day at Auto China in Beijing (April 23rd to May 2nd 2010), BMW provides an in-depth insight into its design philosophy and development strategy. The program of the BMW Design Night is modular in structure and presents extensive background information on the premium automobile manufacturer's innovative design culture. In addition to highlighting the long versions of the BMW 5 Series developed specially for the Chinese market, the main focus is on an elegant 4-door vehicle with striking dynamic proportions: the BMW Concept Gran Coupé.

The concept study on display symbolises the outstanding design expertise of BMW. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé concentrates the fundamental values of the brand. Its body design authentically captures a sense of superior dynamic performance and high-quality elegance. The shaping style, which follows a coherent pattern down to the last detail, convincingly visualises BMW's philosophy as an automobile manufacturer. As with the Concept CS 2007, BMW once again sets new benchmarks in the design of 4-door coupes with a distinctive sporty character.

Based on a powerful tradition in this segment, the BMW Concept Gran Coupé carries the essence of brand values and the genes of BMW design into the future. The concept shows the classic features of all BMW coupes: the long wheelbase, the vaulted bonnet with forward-pointing lines, the set-back greenhouse, the flat silhouette, the coupe-style roof line and the short front overhang reflect the dynamic potential of the vehicle. The surface structures and the fact that the design quality is geared towards perfection illustrate the aspiration of the brand BMW to build 4-door high-performance coupes with the sportiest proportions and the most elegant design.

In the BMW Concept Gran Coupé, BMW presents the vision of a 4-door vehicle which combines the exclusivity of a Gran Turismo with the fascination of a high-performance sports car. The design of the concept study underscores the expertise of the brand BMW in the development of vehicles with a distinctive sporty character which offer space for more than two occupants. This reflects the particular quality of the BMW Group design philosophy, which consists in precisely and authentically translating the specific values of product substance into an aesthetically convincing shaping style. The design process is set through with a passion for aesthetic appeal and dynamic performance, precision and perfection. This is how the uncompromising premium aspiration of a BMW Group product, the unmistakable style of the brand BMW and the precisely defined character of each model are given concrete form.

The body design of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé expresses sporty flair in its ultimate form. The 4-door vehicle clearly signals the very highest level of dynamic performance with its extremely elegant, flat and coupe-like proportions. Stretching the entire length of the vehicle and therefore measuring almost 5 metres, flowing lines dominate the design, giving rise to outstanding aerodynamic levels, just as the low centre of gravity reflects an agile driving response.

The front section is defined by the BMW kidney grille characteristic of the brand - an icon of body design which is not just central but also a dominating element of front design. The kidney grille of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé has a flat appearance, with an asymmetrical side view which emphasises the close attention to detail. The central section with the kidney grille is formally separated from other BMW icons such as the headlights and air inlets. The clarity of the LED front lights highlights the vehicle's precision and premium aspirations. The air inlet runs back an extremely long way into the side section, making the front section appear particularly wide. All elements of the front section appear to merge to form a single, elegantly curved movement.

The sporty, flat silhouette provides an impressive body height of just under 1.40 metres. This makes the BMW Concept Gran Coupé up to 100 millimetres flatter than the BMW 5 Series or the BMW 7 Series Sedan. The roof line tapers off gently into the rear, thereby elongating the vehicle's proportions. The forward-tilted shark nose visually extends the bonnet and creates characteristic BMW proportions with its forward-pointing dynamism. This stretched character is also highlighted by the side lines, where there is a deliberate avoidance of the typical sill line. The flat proportions make the window graphics appear extremely narrow and dynamic at the same time. Another BMW design icon, the Hofmeister kink, is especially strikingly formed - additionally emphasising the exclusive character of the vehicle. The frameless doors give the BMW Concept Gran Coupé a modern character since the glass surfaces appear to merge seamlessly without being interrupted by columns.

At the rear, only design elements such as the lights and tailpipe trim appear to be visible at first sight. The entire rear section appears slimmer and lighter at the centre, though still exuding power and dynamic performance since the volume is reinforced towards the sides. The L-shaped light banks feature a slight, almost subtle curve and the entire design of the lines and surfaces highlights the vehicle's elegant overall appearance. The third brake light, positioned in the rear window, is also fitted with LED technology. It takes up the kink in the roof and illuminates the entire width of the rear window. The powerfully flared wheel arches above the rear axle highlight the particularly sporty character of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé.

Another highly sporty and also elegant feature is the rim concept in which the individual spokes extend deep into the centre of the rim towards the hub, giving the rim a striking three-dimensional quality. The spokes themselves are not solid but relief-milled, giving them a visual lightness.

The sculptural shaping style characteristic of the entire body design of the BMW Concept Gran Coupé permits a unique interaction between concave and convex surfaces. It also enables the light to be selectively reflected and channelled. Thus the exterior mirrors integrated in the window shaft appear very light, blending harmoniously into the side view since their shape assimilates the entire line styling. The BMW Concept Gran Coupé is a further development of the classic design of a notchback sedan in which the individual body sections merge harmoniously into a flat, elongated and at the same time dynamic overall image. The effect of this 4-door vehicle derives not just from specific highlights but from its overall appearance, which authentically reflects its character. The car's dynamic potential is embodied in its proportions and lines, signalling power but also elegance and forward thrust.


[Source: BMW]







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MG ZERO concept car

April 26th 2010 18:00
MG ZERO concept car


With China being the increasing global superpower that she is, automotive manufacturers around the world are increasingly debuting new models and special concept cars at its flagship Beijing Motor Show


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Bentley Continental GT Design Series China


Luxury car maker Bentley will be following the likes of fellow prestige marques such as Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz by debuting an exclusive model at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show


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Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break


German marque Mercedes-Benz will unveil a new Shooting Break concept car which hints at the future development of the four-door coupe genre at this year's Beijing Motor Show


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2011 Audi A8 L

April 18th 2010 18:00
2011 Audi A8 L


Audi will unveil its new flagship model, the 2011 A8 L, at this year's Beijing Motor Show. The A8 L W12 quattro, with a long wheelbase and a twelve-cylinder engine, sets new standards of luxury, dynamism and efficiency in the top automobile manufacturing league. Launched with a twelve-cylinder engine, the Audi A8 L will be available with all the engines currently offered for the A8 later in the year


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2011 Ferrari 599 GTO

April 11th 2010 18:00
Ferrari 599 GTO


Ferrari has officially unveiled its new supercar, the 599 GTO, ahead of the car's first public debut later this month at the Beijing Motor Show in China


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Buick Invicta concept

April 22nd 2008 11:15
Buick Invicta concept


The Buick Invicta concept made its international debut at the Beijing Motor Show and hints heavily at the design direction of the next-generation LaCrosse sedan which is sold over in the US


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Beijing premiere: Ford Fiesta S

April 22nd 2008 05:15
Ford Fiesta S


Ford has unveiled its all-new global small car - the Fiesta - at the Beijing Motor Show with sales starting in Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and the Americas between 2008 and 2010


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Porsche Cayenne Turbo S


Luxury sports car maker Porsche has chosen the Beijing Motor Show to launch the 'S' version of the Porsche Cayenne Turbo SUV


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2009 Audi Q5 unveiled in Beijing

April 21st 2008 07:00
Audi Q5


It's official - German car maker Audi has unveiled its all-new 'baby' SUV - the Q5 - at the Beijing Motor Show in China


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Beijing preview: Roewe 550

April 18th 2008 11:15
Roewe 550


If you thought that the Roewe 550 must be a premium European-built sedan, then you will be forgiven because despite its European roots (formerly MG Rover) the good-looking Roewe 550 that you see here is from a Chinese car maker and was built in China


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Mercedes-Benz GLK production version

April 18th 2008 04:35
Mercedes-Benz GLK


A set of images showing the production version of the GLK SUV that is set to make its debut at the Beijing Motor Show in China this weekend has been - surprise, surprise - 'leaked' online


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Hyundai Elantra


Korean car maker Hyundai has released images of its updated Elantra sedan ahead of the car's Beijing Motor Show debut later this month


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