It was only a matter of time before the tuning minds at Novitec Tridente got their hands on the new generation of the Maserati Quattroporte.
The German tuning outfit has prepared a little something for all three available engines starting with the European-market 3.0-liter V6 diesel that's pushed up from 271hp (275PS) and 600Nm to 318hp (322PS) and 680Nm, allowing for a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 5.7 seconds. »
Jaguar announced in May that it would recreate six new Lightweights, each built by Jaguar Heritage, part of Jaguar Land Rover's new Special Operations division. During the 2014 Monterey Classic Car Week, Jaguar revealed the prototype of its 'new' Lightweight E-type - a further six of which will be built and sold.
Each of the six cars will be built to a specification originated from the last Lightweight E-type produced in 1964 and will be hand-crafted at the original home of the E-type, Jaguar's Browns Lane plant in Coventry, England. The cars will be sold as period competition vehicles and all will be suitable for FIA homologation for historic motorsport purposes.
The new cars are the 'missing' six vehicles from the 'Special GT E-type' project, which originally started in February 1963 with the objective of building 18 cars. Only 12 of the aluminium-bodied Lightweight E-types were eventually built and the remaining six designated chassis numbers having lain dormant, until now. The six new cars will carry those original, historic Lightweight E-type chassis numbers.
The car you see here is a 1964 Shelby 289 Competition Cobra with the chassis #: CSX 2430 - it's a Cobra with a remarkable history, even by Cobra standards, and it's thought to be the last Competition Cobra ever personally driven by Carroll Shelby (in 1984).
On the 18th of June 1964 the vice president of Ford's Special Vehicle Division stamped approved onto the work order for a fire-engine red "Competition Cobra for Tom Payne" - the price was $9,250 (an enormous sum in 1964 dollars) and there was a handwritten note on the order that just said color it RED.
Ducati Elite II, cafe racer build from new Ducati 1199 Panigale S
The work is underway on the brand-new Alfa Romeo Giulia and the first test mules have been spotted around the factory, which is a good sign. These test units are disguised as Maserati Ghiblis, however, which means the design has not been finalized yet. That means impendent designers have a blank canvas to work with. They can let their imagination run wild and come up with whatever they think is a suitable look for Alfa's upcoming 3-Series rival. That is exactly what Thorsten Krisch has done, and this is his idea of what the Giulia should look like....