The Spirit of Ecstasy, also called 'Emily', 'Silver Lady' or 'Flying Lady', is the bonnet ornament on Rolls-Royce cars. It is in the form of a woman leaning forward with her arms outstretched behind and above her. Billowing cloth runs from her arms to her back, resembling wings. Here are five things you didn't know about the emblem.
The Gran Turismo 6 European launch event got under way on 2nd December in Ronda, a town dramatically perched above a canyon in Andalusia in Spain. Here's a series of photos so you can see how things unfolded on the first day of this two-day event.
Remember the films Demolition Man or i,Robot where cars of the future could drive on their own? Well, Volvo is bringing science fiction a notch closer to reality. Volvo Cars aims to play a leading role in the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project - where 100 self-driving Volvo cars will use public roads in everyday driving conditions around the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is no more, after the final model rolled off the production line at the manufacturer's Sant’Agata plant in Bolognese. The Gallardo had been on sale for 10 years, with over 14 thousand(14,022 to be exact) models being produced in that time – making it the most successful model to come from the Italian supercar manufacturer.
With over 1200 cars, 37 locations and 100 track layouts, GT6 is more than enough to test the mettle of any virtual gamer. As well as GT staples like Grand Valley, High Speed Ring and Trial Mountain, Apricot Hill returns to the series after its absence from GT5 while two new original locations, Matterhorn and the Gran Turismo Arena make their debuts.
Mark Parisi is a man. Like many men, Mark Parisi has two testicles. Like fewer men, Mark Parisi has decided he does not need two testicles, and would prefer instead to have one testicle and one Nissan370Z.
When the 2013 BMW i8was released at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, it was always assured to be a hit partly because of the drawn-out development of the car which first appeared as a concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show building interest. Now, BMW has officially confirmed that the 2014 BMW i8 has been sold out for the 2014 model year. Unfortunately, no sales figures for the BMW i8 were released, but selling an entire year’s allocation in just a few months is quite impressive.
Some proposed technological innovations seem so far out that they are easy to reject out of hand. But sometimes, a new idea has a kernel of plausibility. Such is the case with a new project to develop a laser power generation system that its creator says could provide electricity for the grid, stand-alone power applications and even cars.
Introduced to the world in 2003, the Suzuki Ignis Sport is a performance variant of the normal Ignis. It was basically designed to provide owners with maximum smiles per buck without burning a hole in their pockets.The car we have here was beefed up with a number of modifications, including a body kit, firmer suspension and close ratio gear box.
You should have seen it. The Internet is abuzz about a new online commercial that shows actor Jean-Claude Van Damme appearing to perform a split between two moving Volvo FM trucks. The advertisement was done to promote Volvo Trucks’ new dynamic steering system and has become a YouTube hit.
At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Porsche celebrates the world premiere of the all new Macan, a model that sees the German sports car manufacturer expand its range to a whole new vehicle segment. As the first Porsche in the compact SUV segment, the Macan is expected to set new standards in dynamic performance - on both paved streets and uneven terrain.
One of PlayStation’s popular titles, Gran Turismo, will launch a sixth version on the eve of its 15th anniversary next month with a smattering of spectacular new rides. Mercedes-Benz is one of the manufacturers to have fully engaged its marketing engine for the launch and is helping to kick-off the virtual exercise with a spectacular 585bhp virtual concept named the AMG Vision Gran Turismo.
Following the A-Class, the CLA is next to go under the knife of Mercedes-Benz AMG performance division - to be honed as a thoroughbred tarmac burner. Having recently arrived on our shores, this could just be the perfect blend of style and performance.