Category: Automobile related

$12.8 Million U.S. Dollar Bespoke Sweptail Rolls-Royce, could set a new World Record for the Most Expensive New Automobile

Video is courtesy of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars YouTube channel 

I could wax eloquent about the new Rolls-Royce Bespoke Sweptail Motor Car. The custom built Rolls-Royce Bespoke Cars Sweptail apparently sold for 10 Million British Pounds or about 12.8 Million U.S. Dollars, which could set a new world record as being the Most Expensive New Automobile.

Video is courtesy of the effspot YouTUbe channel

I will instead post the official News Release from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars:

Photo of a Rolls-Royce Sweptail courtesy of Rpolls-Royce Motor Cars

Photo of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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Media Information

ROLLS-ROYCE ‘SWEPTAIL’ – THE REALISATION OF ONE CUSTOMER’S COACHBUILT DREAM

27 May 2017, Villa d’Este

When, approximately one year ago, Rolls-Royce presented 103EX to the world, it invoked its coachbuilding heritage to inspire its future clientele. This Vision Vehicle envisaged a world of completely personal luxury mobility where new technologies would allow every Rolls-Royce to be designed in their owners’ image, should they wish. Such a Rolls-Royce would represent the truest meaning of luxury – a personal, Bespoke motor car like no other for each individual commissioning patron.

The mere idea of a modern coachbuilt Rolls-Royce was not enough for one Rolls-Royce connoisseur however. This individual approached the marque with his own idea of a two-seat Rolls-Royce that he wanted to be created in the here and now. That motor car is here, now and is christened ‘Sweptail’. In a nod to the swept-tail of certain Rolls-Royces from the 1920s, admired by the client so much, he asked Rolls-Royce to reimagine this feature on his one-off motor car.

Photo of a Rolls-Royce Sweptail courtesy of Rpolls-Royce Motor Cars

Photo of the Rolls-Royce Sweptail is courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

Presenting the car to the media at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on Saturday 27th May 2017, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said, “Sweptail is a truly magnificent car. It exudes the romance of travel for its own sake, and immediately places ‘Sweptail’ in the pantheon of the world’s great intercontinental tourers.  Rolls-Royce’s history as the world’s leading coachbuilder is at the very core of its identity as the world’s leading luxury brand. The arrival of 103EX shone a light on the future of Rolls-Royce in this field, and ‘Sweptail’ is proof, today, that Rolls-Royce is at the pinnacle of coachbuilding. We are listening carefully to our most special customers and assessing their interest in investing in similar, completely exclusive coachbuilt masterpieces.  At the same time we are looking into the resources which will allow us to offer this unique service to these discerning patrons of luxury.”

Through this commission, Rolls-Royce has proven once again to be the world’s leading luxury goods provider.

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First 2017 Supercar Show at Lamborghini Newport Beach

Supercar Show
at Lamborghini Newport Beach
Jan 2017

Video courtesy of the Lamborghini Newport Beach YouTube channel

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Video courtesy of the Yijiang Sun YouTube channel

My first Bugatti Chiron was on display at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow

Posted by Vincent Banial.

Photo of a Bugatti Chiron takne by Vincent Banial

The first Bugatti that I caught live in Toronto was the Bugatti Veyron. It was parked in Yorkville. That Veyron and whole bevy of super exotic cars were in Toronto, as part of the Gumball 3000 Rally.

The Bugatti Chiron is rather rare. I managed to catch this one at the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto.

Click on this line to visit the home page for the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow. The show continu8es till Feb 26 2017.

Click on this line to visit the official Bugatti web page for the Chiron.

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The Acura Precision Concept was featured at the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow

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The Acura Precision Concept which was on display at the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow in Toronto, is literally “Eye Candy”. I was not the only one who felt that way about this car. Other people were calling their friends over and telling them how they much they would love to “own” this car. One of the nicest machines at the show. She is a real beauty.

With an emphasis on high-contrast details and the intersection of modern, sheer surfaces and muscular, organic sculpting, the Acura Precision Concept communicates Acura’s focus on performance and prestige through its ultra-low and wide stance, long dash-to-axle ratio, deeply sculpted surfaces and the debut of a new Diamond Pentagon grille. The Acura Precision Concept’s crouched and athletic stance is further emphasized by its deeply sculpted side surfaces pouring over swelling rear wheel arches covering 22-inch wheels and tires. The forward-looking concept also features signature lighting designs – in front with its Jewel Constellation LED headlights composed of organically arranged fractal elements, and in back with floating LED tail lights.

Photo of the Acura Precision Concept taken by Vincent Banial

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2017 Canadian International Autoshow North America debut, of the Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AM-RB 001.

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The 2017 Canadian International Autoshow opens to the public tomorrow and runs from Feb 17 thru Feb 26. The show is held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in downtown Toronto.

Today is Media Preview day. Something extremely special had it’s first North America debut, that being the Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AM-RB 001.

Multimatic of Markham Ontario will be partnering with Aston Martin to manufacture the AM-RB001 when production starts up.

Photo courtesy of the 2017 Canadian International Autoshow

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Pagani Automobili new Huayra Roadster

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster front view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Horacio Pagani stated : “This is the most complicated project we have ever undertaken”.

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster interior view of seats
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Vincent Banial stated: “Horacio you have a WINNER!!!  Oh NO, You’re SOLD OUT!! Any chance making 1 more for moi?”

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster side view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Folks, if you thought that the Ferrari 458 in Tour De France Bleu was amazing, Pagani’s new eye candy Huayra Roadster will blow your mind…

Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster interior view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

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Photo of Pagani Huayra Roadster rear view
Photo courtesy of Pagani Automobili

Pagani Official Press Release follows. Click on this line to Download the complete Press Release:

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Supermodel attacks a Ferrari 458 with a sledge hammer

Nicole Whittaker, Supermodel, takes a sledge hammer to a Ferrari 458.

This is not something that you see everyday. Or ever in fact.

Video courtesy of the CARiD YouTube channel

Why?

To show that the Forgiato Wheels are Unbreakable.

Interesting way to advertise Forgiato Wheels

Enjoy…

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Ford Flexes its Muscle at the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow

Ford Flexes its Muscle in the Ford Performance Zone
Ford is packing a lot of horsepower into a small space

TORONTO, ONT. (Feb. 8, 2016) — Driving innovation through performance, Ford is flexing its muscles at the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow.

With a plan to bring 12 new performance vehicles to the global market by 2020, Ford is bringing a unique collection of six of its performance vehicles to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre that is sure to get the blood flowing of any car enthusiast.

“This is a supercharged exhibit that is packing plenty of horsepower into a small space,” says Jim Hartford, Vice President of Marketing for Ford of Canada. “The Ford Performance Zone is a must-see at this year’s AutoShow.”

The highlights of the Ford Performance Zone are most certainly the cars:

The ALL NEW 2017 Ford GT (which had its Canadian reveal at the 2015 AutoShow)
2017 F150 Raptor
2016 Shelby GT350R
Focus RS
Focus ST
Fiesta ST

Complementing this incredible roster of vehicles is four Forza racing simulators, the Ford Raptors photobomb activation, two basketball nets over the AutoShow Opening/NBA All-Star Weekend and a customer lounge including charging stations for your devices.

Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey will also be hand to help Ford open the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow on Feb. 12.

The Ford Performance Zone can be found on the 800 level in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Ford’s all-new GT is an ultra-high performance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fibre construction. The GT is the ultimate Ford performance vehicle – a mid-engine, aerodynamic, two-door coupe. The GT is powered by Ford’s most powerful 3.5-litre EcoBoost production engine, a next-generation twin-turbo that produces more than 600 horsepower. The ultra-high-performance supercar is Ford’s most extreme offering, infused with race-proven technology. Final assembly of the Ford GT will be coordinated by Multimatic in Toronto, at their purpose-built low-volume assembly facility.

Please be sure to visit autoshow.ca for more information. Follow us on Instagram @cdnintlautoshow, Like us on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter @autoshowcanada with the hashtags #YourMove and #CIAS2016.

The Canadian International AutoShow will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 12th and 21st.

About the Canadian International AutoShow
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show. Boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, motorcycles and alternative energy vehicles, the AutoShow is a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.autoshow.ca.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice. All photos of the Ford GT are courtesy of FORD

Photos of the Auto Exotica which will be at the Canadian International AutoShow

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Auto Exotica, a fan favourite attraction returns to the Canadian International AutoShow.

The world’s most exclusive automotive brands in the world have made Auto Exotica, presented by Castrol, one of the most popular attractions at the Canadian International AutoShow.

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1996 McLaren F1 GTR
Making its debut at a Canadian auto show, this car is a piece of motorsports history. It is the racing version of the McLaren F1 road car, which was for more than 20 years the world’s fastest production car and the first street car with a full carbon fibre chassis. Powered by a spectacular BMW V12, a shade more than 100 McLaren F1s were made. The most recent McLaren F1 sold at auction was a road car that fetched more than $13 million, making this the most expensive car at the 2016 AutoShow. The F1 GTR won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1995, and the car coming to Toronto placed third in the endurance race in 1995.

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McLaren 570S
The first time a McLaren 570S has been seen at a Canadian auto show, it is at the top of the range. It is the ultimate sports car experience, with unique body styling, including the Sport Aero Pack with new rear diffuser, front splitter and side skirts and an even more driver-focused chassis.

McLaren 650S
Uncompromised design, luxury interior and innovative engineering, the McLaren 650S has pin-up poster looks to match its breathtaking performance. With a 3,400 cc twin turbo V8, it will reach a top speed of 333 kilometres per hour, and will crack 100 km/h in three seconds.

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Grand Touring Autos

Bentley GT Speed Convertible
As the fastest Bentley convertible, the new Continental GT speed convertible is a worthy successor. Drive it with the hood down and a new dimension is revealed. You’re no longer an observer of the passing landscape but a part of it, with every aspect of your journey amplified in the open air.
Rolls Royce Wraith
Power, performance, prestige. Wraith is not only the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever built, it is also the most powerful. This is a car for the curious, the confident and the bold. Outstanding performance is married with exuberant luxury, all delivered in a style that exudes a sense of glamour and poise. Every aspect of the car’s purposeful design creates an alluring sense of the noir and earns the enigmatic name, Wraith.

Rolls Royce Dawn
Inspired by the iconic Silver Dawn of the 1950s, the DAWN provides the perfect blend of sophistication and true freedom. Infused with a youthful spirit and vivacious energy, this inspiring motor car harnesses an exacting balance of power and possibility that heralds a brand new beginning. The strikingly elegant design of DAWN can transform perfectly to complement its environment. A single touch reveals expansive vistas and a world of infinite opportunities. Awaken your senses and experience what automotive writers worldwide have heralded as the “sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built.” The Dawn will only be at the AutoShow for Media Preview Day on February 11th.

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Aston Martin DB9 GT
The Aston Martin DB9 GT is the most elegant expression of a sports gran touerer. Its DNA echoes the iconic DB GT models of its lineage. Enhanced power and subtle new touches highlight its famously seductive styling, making the DB9 GT the ultimate incarnation of DB9. It is the embodiment of faultless form and formidable function, the beating heart of Aston Martin.

Lamborghini Huracan Coupe
In this car, every detail in terms of technology innovation was designed to achieve one, single goal: to make you experience the real fun in driving. Specific driving mode calibration, developed to deliver the most entertaining driving experience. Dedicated steering setup, specific for improved agility.

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Range Rover Sport SVR
Range Rover Sport truly justifies the ‘S’ in SUV. Taking the marque to another level, it is the most agile, dynamic and responsive Land Rover ever. Designed and engineered to meet the needs of today, it is equally at home in the city, the back of beyond or powering down to autobahn.

Jaguar F-Type Coupe R
The F-Type offers a range of supercharged engines to suit even the most power hungry. And now, for true sport car purists, an optional manual transmission that gives you more control than ever. Careful, all this power may go to your head.

Maserati

Ghibli S Q4
The exterior of the Maserati Ghibli S Q4 was envisioned to offer a unique marriage of elegance and sportscar verve, drawing on the best Maserati design tradition. The starting point for its sleek silhouette is the distinctive front end, defined by the prominent Maserati grille with concave vertical fillets. Powered by a 3.0L V6 that pumps out 404 horsepower, this sleek sports sedan is sure to turn heads.

Quattroporte S Q4
An automobile of extreme beauty, the Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 is an all-wheel drive beauty that possesses sleek and dynamic lines. The traditional Maserati grille, with its vertical slats, is a modern take on the GranTurismo’s front grille and those of other Maserati classics from the past. The eye is drawn over the imposing engine hood and new LED daytime-running lights, aesthetic details that reflect an elegant and forward-thinking design. This Quattroporte features exclusive Ermenegildo Zegna specially fashioned interior trim package. Designed in collaboration with the legendary Italian fashion brand, these silk interiors are specially outfitted and woven, much like a fine Italian suit.

GranTurismo MC
The refined design of the Maserati GranTurismo MC represents the ideal synthesis of aerodynamics and style. The marque’s distinctive radiator grill, prominently positioned between two distinctive headlamps, is topped by the long, carbon fiber engine hood with its aggressive central air intake and two side air vents, derived from those used on the race-track prepared GranTurismo MC Trofeo.

Pagani Huayra
Nicknamed “Ella”, the bright blue Pagani Huayra boasts a 730-horsepower hand-built AMG twin turbo V12, but also has the most exquisite custom luggage you will ever see. You may have seen this beauty in the Pfaff Motors cinema commercial, it features all of the latest updates including a new front splitter design.

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Porsche 911
This classic Porsche is a Canadian auto show premier of a vehicle restored by Singer Vehicle Design. The Singer brand is a celebration of Porsche’s genius and each restoration begins with a customer’s car and repatriates the 911 chassis of the early ‘90’s with the most beautiful Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche coachwork from 1964. The goal is to preserve a moment in time for the owner and capture a snapshot of the air-cooled period of the Porsche 911. The final restoration, a work of pure craftsmanship, takes more than 4,000 hours to complete.

Tesla

Model S
Tesla’s advanced electric powertrain delivers exhilarating performance. Unlike a gasoline internal combustion engine with hundreds of moving parts, Tesla electric motors have only one moving piece: the rotor. As a result, Model S acceleration is instantaneous, silent and smooth. Step on the accelerator and in as little as 3.0 seconds Model S is traveling 100 km per hour, without hesitation, and without a drop of gasoline. Model S is an evolution in automobile engineering.

Ferrari

2016 Ferrari California T
The California T, while a masterful modernization of the 2008 California also retains every essence of the legendary Ferrari DNA. The new turbocharged Ferrari V8 engine, a result of painstaking craft and cutting edge innovation is now back at the heart of our latest piece of artistry. Capable of razor sharp responsiveness, blistering performance with an exhilarating soundtrack, backed by turbo technology, it is in every respect a classic Ferrari engine. The re-innovated California T is a car worthy of any automobile aficionado or a discerning client seeking a majestically comfortable daily drive.

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1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS
The Dino 246 GT was an evolution of the Dino 206 GT, with a larger V6 engine and a wheelbase lengthened by 60 mm. With the sales of the Dino 246 GT stable, Ferrari looked to increase its popularity still further by introducing an open version. The 246 GTS made its debut at the 1972 Geneva Motor Show and reactions were immediately very positive. The styling retained the individual, attractive lines of the 264 GT, with the added advantage of a practical targa top for open-air driving.

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Auto Exotica returns to the Canadian International AutoShow

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Live the Dream with Auto Exotica

Fan favourite attraction returns to Canadian International AutoShow

TORONTO, Ont. (February 5, 2016) — The smooth asphalt of a curvy road through rural fields, a sleek car, low to the ground, hugging the twists and speeding along the straightaways as the hum of a V12 engine breaks the idyllic countryside silence.

The world’s most exclusive automotive brands in the world complete this dream scene, and they have also made Auto Exotica, presented by Castrol, one of the most popular attractions at the Canadian International AutoShow.

“The attraction of Auto Exotica is that it is about so much more than just the cars,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “It’s a feature on class and sophistication, the lifestyle of our dreams.”

With a lineup that boasts Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Bentley, Rolls Royce, McLaren, Pagani, Lotus, Jaguar, Range Rover and Tesla, Auto Exotica is a chance to live the dream, if only for a little while.

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Auto Exotica will feature the most expensive car to grace the Show floor this year, a McLaren F1 GTR race car with an estimated value in excess of $15 million.

In keeping with the refined atmosphere of the exhibit, the soundtrack for the peek at these elite vehicles will be supplied by twice daily performances from young pianists and Steinway artists in the new for 2016 Steinway Lounge – a relaxation area in the heart of Auto Exotica that will become a licensed establishment after 5 pm daily. When there are no live performances, atmospheric music will be provided by Steinway’s Spirio, an innovative self-playing piano with a catalogue of performances by world-class Steinway artists.

Auto Exotica can be found on the 100 level of the North Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Please be sure to visit autoshow.ca for more information. Follow us on Twitter @autoshowcanada and join the conversation with the hashtag #YourMove. Like us on Facebook and check us out on Instagram.

The Canadian International AutoShow will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between February 12th and 21st.

Our next post will feature images of the luxury cars of AutoExotica at the 2016 Canadian International AutoShow.

About the Canadian International AutoShow
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show. Boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, motorcycles and alternative energy vehicles, the AutoShow is a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit www.autoshow.ca.

2016 Canadian International AutoShow Metro Toronto Convention Centre Feb 12 – Feb 21, 2016

The 2016 edition of the annual Canadian International AutoShow is coming back to Toronto on Feb 12 and will run till Feb 21.

Many moons ago this show was held up by Pearson Airport at The Interational Centre. It grew too big and was moved to the the new Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Now it has grown to occupy both the Main South building ( 222 Bremner Blvd) and also the North Building located at 255 Front St. West.

Lamborghini photo by Vincent Banial
Castrol will be presenting “Auto Exotica“. Some of the World’s Fastest and most Exotic Automobiles will be on display. The 2016 Auto Exotica will be located at Level 100 of the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Photo of a Ferrari 458. Photo credit Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Art and the Automobile” presented by the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, invites you to view the Automobile as Art. This exhibit will be located at Level 700 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Castrol will also present their “Cars & Stars” exhibit on Level 700 of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building.

The Indy 500 exhibit will feature a unique collection that showcases some of the iconic vehicles that have raced at Indy 500 since 1911.

Kreater Custom Vehicles will exhibit Customer Hot Rods and Choppers. They will also be building a customer Chopper live during the show.

The “Street Tuners” exhibit will be located at Level 700 of the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Not your typical Street Tuners. These will be high end and exotics.

The above is the tip of the Automotive Iceberg. So much to see and do, at the 2016 edition of the annual Canadian International AutoShow.

WHEN

Starts Feb 12 and run thru Feb 21 2016

Hours

Feb. 12 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Feb. 13 – 20 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Feb. 21 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

You can pre-order your show tickets. Just click on this line to visit the Official Website of the Canadian International AutoShow. You can order your tickets directly from their website.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice.

DeLorean Motor Company is back

Low Volume Production of DeLorean Cars

For nearly five decades, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not distinguished between a company producing millions of cars and a small business making a few custom cars. NHTSA’s one-size-fits-all approach meant that these small companies were subject to the same regulations and paperwork burdens as the large automakers that mass-produce vehicles.

Photo of an original DeLorean DMC 12. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of an original DeLorean DMC 12 Photo credit Vincent Banial

In December 2015, the language from the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” (H.R. 2675) – which creates a reasonable regulatory structure allowing small companies to produce a limited number of completed replica motor vehicles that resemble the appearance of cars produced 25 years ago or more. – was inserted to the federal highway bill (H.R. 22) and signed into law.

The new law provides common-sense regulatory relief for small businesses that would otherwise be treated as if they were producing millions of cars. The companies are required to register with NHTSA and EPA, and file annual production reports. The replica vehicles will be subject to equipment standards, recalls and remedies.

Photo of the interior of a DeLorean DMC12. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of the interior of a DeLorean DMC12. Photo credit Vincent Banial

The vehicles must meet current Clean Air Act standards for the model year in which they are produced. The new law allows the low volume vehicle manufacturer to meet the standards by installing an engine and emissions equipment produced by another automaker (GM, Ford, etc.) for a similar EPA-certified vehicle configuration or a crate engine that has been granted a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO). This reasonable regulatory reform will also spur innovation, including advances in alternative-fuel and green vehicle technologies.

In anticipation of this legislation, DeLorean Motor Company has been working for some time to identify a supplier for engines and other parts that must be reproduced to facilitate this production for 2017. A number of hurdles exist before production can begin, and we’re still early on in this process of determining the feasibility of moving forward.

Click on this line to sign up to the DeLorean Motor Company Mailing List. That way you will keep informed on this new exciting Exotic Car as production begins “again” on DeLoreans.

We would like to take a moment now, to welcome the DeLorean Motor Company “Back from the Future”. We wish you much success…

Posted by: Vincent Banial
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Force 1 V10 an all new American Super Car built by VLF Automotive

Made in the USA, Auburn Michigan to be exact. 745 HP Force 1 V10. Designed by legendary automotive designer . Henrik Fisker. Unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Video is courtesy of the Bloomberg Business YouTube channel

Approx 100 of the Force 1 V10 Supercars will be hand built by VLF Automotive. It’s light weight Carbon Fibre body and powerful V10 move the Force 1 from 0-to-60 MPH in 3 seconds. There are precious few cars that can break the 3 second barrier.

Video is courtesy of the NAIASDetroit YouTube channel

The cost should be just a tad under $270,000 US. Delivery should start in June 2016 and VLF Automotive already have a number of advance orders signed and paid for.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice.

PLEASE be careful driving during or after any Snow Storm.

Video is courtesy of the IanJTime YouTube channel

PLEASE be careful driving during or after any Snow Storm.

No on was injured, per the shooter of this video to the best of his knowledge.

A warm day that had melted all the prior snow and made the streets wet. Then the temperature dropped creating ice on top of which fell a new coating of snow. Add to that was the fact that this occurred on a hill.

Rather sad video. In life one can sometimes expect the unexpected to happen. Gad that no one was physically injured.

Drive carefully and maybe even consider not driving. Walk or take Public Transit if you can. PLEASE stay safe my friends…

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

1,000 hp Supercar. Faraday Future presented their “FF ZERO1” all Electric Beauty to the world at CES 2016

Video is courtesy of the CNNMoney YouTube channel.

A 1,000 hp Electric Supercar is not something new, but it is very rare.

Rimac has a 1088hp Supercar which they have run on a track. It’s liquid cooled battery pack can get the Rimac Supercar to go from 0-to-60 mph in about 2.8 seconds. Precious few Exotic cars can do 0-to-60 mph in under 3 seconds. At normal highway speeds the Rimac can also cover a bit over 350 miles on a single charge. At the 190 Mph top speed your distance travel would be a fraction of that. At 190 mph I’d more concerned about having a tire blowout-melt from overheating that traveling a long distance.

Faraday Future made big splash at the 2016 CES show in Las Vegas. They unveiled their FFZERO1 “Concept” car. All Electric powered. Body and frame made from Carbon Fibre and composites. 1,000 hp from it’s four motors – one at each wheel. Racing Suspension. Drive by wire design. Room for one, the driver.

The FF ZERO1 is said to do 0-to-60 mph in under 3 seconds.

Faraday Future is positioning itself to compete with Tesla Motors. So far they have approx 400 very highly skilled employees. Essentially they are at the Design House stage. Creating and making a Production Electric Vehicle, is another story and a very expensive one.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

DMC, the Delorean dream lives on. Canadian built Supercar reborn. Just a dream…

Only if… #delorean (but not really)

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Photos courtesy of the Dave Nickerson Instagram page.

DMC the Delorean dream lives on. Canadian built Supercar reborn. Just a dream, but I’d buy shares in it…..

Click on this line to visit the DMC Delorean webpage with great pics of the original DMC-12.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner.

Taking your Girlfriend for a Romantic Drive along the Seashore, in your Rolls Royce

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Plse click on this line to view the Facebook post, featuring a video of what can happen when you take your Girlfriend for a romantic drive along the seashore in your Rolls Royce. When the post displays in a separate Browser window, just click on the Play icon to view the video.

 

 

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“I Wish Ferrari” will be held on July 12 in Woodbridge. Mark your calendars

Just got word that “I Wish Ferrari“, an amazing charity event, will be held again in 2015.

At “I Wish Ferrari“, Special Needs Kids get the ride of their life in a Ferrari or Lamborghini or other Exotic Car.

Photo of I Wish Ferrari event in Woodbridge Ontario. Photo Credit Vincent BanialI WISH FERRARI 2012

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Eat Sleep Rally Repeat. Gumball 3000 Team Galag presents the 2014 EPIC trip from Miami to Ibiza on the Gumball 3000

I got to shoot the Team Galag Lamborghini Aventador when the Gumball 3000 came to Toronto. Really fun group of guys.

Team Galag has put together this movie of their Exotic Car Adventure during the 2014 Gumball 3000. Great inside look at participating in the Gumball 3000.

Eat Sleep Rally Repeat – The Movie from Team Galag on Vimeo.

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Gumball 3000 2015. Team Betsafe 4K video of the Start of the European leg of the 2015 Gumball 3000 in Stockholm

Team Betsafe always has Exotics in the Gumball 3000.

This video was shot in 4K resoltion..That shows just how quickly 4K video has become mainstream.

Team Betsafe’s videographer covered all the Gumball 3000 2015 exotics going thru the Start.

Video is courtesy of the Betsafe YouTube channel

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Gumball 3000 2015 Rally Day. European leg of the 2015 Gumball 3000 gets started. Driving from Stockholm to Oslo

The Gumball 3000 Rally is now in it’s 17th year. This video starts off with the Rally Start Day Presentation. First off is an intro by Maximillion Cooper, the founder of the Gumball 3000.

After the intros and presentations, the Rally gets underway. Shmee 150 covers the drive from Stockholm, to the arrival in Oslo.

Video is courtesy of the Shmee 150 YouTube channel

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Gumball 3000 2015 complete coverage of the “Start” of the Rally in Stockholm

Shmee continues his coverage of the Gumball 3000 2015 Supercar Rally.

The Shmee 150 video below covers the complete Start of the European leg of the 2015 Gumball 3000 Rally.

Video is courtesy of the Shmee 150 YouTube channel

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Gumball 3000 2015 Grid Tour and Start from Stockholm

All the cars for the European leg of the 2015 Gumball 3000 have arrived at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. They are all sitting in the Grid waiting for the start of the Gumball 3000 2015 rally.

Much thanks go out to Shmee 150 for his video coverage from Stockholm. I would have loved to be there to shoot those amazing exotics. Click on this line to visit the Shmee 150 Facebook page.

Video is courtesy of the Shmee 150 YouTube channel

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Gumball 3000 2015 Grid Preview from The Grand Hotel in Stockholm

Shmee video featuring the Gumball 3000 2015 cars as they are lined up on the grid outside of the Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

Video is courtesy of the Shmee 150 YouTube channel

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