MINI DESIGN AN EXCLUSIVE ONE-OFF CAR FOR CHARITY TO TOAST THE ROYAL WEDDING

MINI Design One-Off

MINI is to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a one-off MINI Hatch designed specifically to commemorate the special occasion and to be donated to one of the couple’s chosen charities. After the wedding day on 19 May, this one-of-a-kind MINI will be handed over to The Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) for public auction.

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This unique car is finished in Crystal White. Silver-blue accent strips lend the body a distinctive look and the black band that wraps around the car features a blue-tinted matt silver paint finish. Recognisable MINI design features in chrome, such as the frame for the hexagonal radiator grille, the door handles and the surrounds for the headlights and rear lights are topped off with a blue-black tinted clear coat, bringing modernity and a freshness of detail to the MINI. Rear lights in Union Jack design and dark-blue matt metallic wheel rims put the finishing touches to its external appearance.

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A particular highlight of the exterior is the roof’s paint finish, which uses multiple colours. The roof graphic is applied meticulously by hand in several layers and brings together elements of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s national flags – the Union Jack and the Stars & Stripes. The special MINI’s side scuttles around the side turn signal indicators have been 3D-printed and embellish the initials M and H with a heart and rings. When the car is opened, they project an exclusive “Just Married” welcome onto the ground in front of the driver’s door and front-passenger door.

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Lamborghini Centenario Dynamic Launch Nardò Technical Center

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The Lamborghini Centenario, a one-off limited edition of 20 coupés and 20 roadsters presented at Geneva Motor Show in March 2016 as the Coupè version, is the featured cover car of Forza Horizon 3, the ultimate racing game on any platform this generation. This “First in Forza” gives millions of fans around the world the exclusive opportunity to experience the virtual version of the car before its road debut.

The Centenario demonstrates Lamborghini’s innovative design and engineering competencies. Using the V12 architecture, the Centenario’s naturally aspirated engine produces 770 hp and powers from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and from 0-300 km/h in 23.5 seconds with a top speed of more than 350 km/h. Braking from 100 km/h to standstill is achieved in 30 meters. A monocoque and body in full carbon fiber provide a low weight of 1,520 kg and a weight to power ratio of just 1.97 kg/hp. With permanent four-wheel drive, the Centenario adopts a new Lamborghini rear-wheel steering system.

In Forza Horizon 3, players race and explore the rugged wonder of Australia with their friends in over 350 of the world’s greatest cars as they win millions of new fans and build the world’s greatest automotive festival. As the ‘new boss’ of the Horizon Festival, gamers can modify every aspect of race events, and how they get to the finish is up to them. Forza Horizon 3 is available worldwide on September 27, 2016 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

Lamborghini super sports cars are a must have in any Forza game. This successful partnership has been in place for many years and other legendary models have been the cover car of past editions, such as the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4: super sports ‘hero car’ of Forza Horizon 2.

 

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Aston Martin Build the Ultimate Open-Top Vantage

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Aston Martin unveiled its most extreme roadster ever in the unique form of the one-off Vantage GT12 Roadster. A tailor made customer commission undertaken by Q by Aston Martin, the Vantage GT12 Roadster takes the original Vantage GT12 Coupe’s hardcore ethos and adds the visceral thrill of open-top driving, offering the driver an intensified sensation of exhilaration and the unfiltered fury of a 600PS V12 soundtrack.

Conceived and delivered within a nine-month period, the Vantage GT12 Roadster draws its origins from the Vantage GT12 Coupe, with a special 600PS version of the brand’s 6.0-litre normally aspirated V12 engine mated to a seven-speed Sportshift IIItm paddle-shift transmission. Technical highlights include magnesium inlet manifolds with revised geometry, a lightweight magnesium torque tube and a full titanium exhaust system.

The most visible differences are the significant number of new carbon-fibre body panels, while beneath the skin a unique suspension set-up defined by Aston Martin’s in-house dynamics experts, helping to ensure the Vantage GT12 Roadster shares the same exceptional handling characteristics as the Vantage GT12 Coupe. Naturally being a product of Q by Aston Martin, the Roadster also features bespoke paint and trim.

The Vantage GT12 Roadster is a significant landmark, for it is the first time a customer has been able to call upon the full scope of Aston Martin’s design and engineering capabilities as part of the Q by Aston Martin bespoke commission service. Initially offered as a means of providing fully personalised colour and trim combinations, the service has been continually expanded. With the incorporation of Aston Martin Advanced Operations – the team responsible for the original Vantage GT12 Coupe, along with low volume in-house projects such as the Aston Martin Vulcan, Lagonda Taraf and One-77 – customers can now commission highly ambitious full-scale design and engineering projects.