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March 8, 2017

PININFARINA Presents FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO at Geneva Motor Show: An All Carbon Fiber Supercar Like No Other

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Photos: PININFARINA FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO. Images provided by & Copyright © PININFARINA.

Geneva, March 7, 2017: F1 racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, unveiled his dream track car, the much-anticipated Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, at the Geneva Motor Show today.

The ultra-light, all carbon fiber supercar fuses the vision of F1 and Indy Car racing champion Fittipaldi, iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA AG, and fulfills Fittipaldi’s dream to produce a car with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels.

“I have tried for years to explain to others what it truly feels like to be behind the steering wheel of a championship racecar. There is adrenaline and elation all rolled into an awe-inspiring inner fulfillment that leaves you craving for more. This is what our dream team created in the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina,” said Fittipaldi of the first car to be released under the Fittipaldi Motors marque.

Revealing a commandingly sleek design underscored by an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio, the supercar’s design theme finds astounding aerodynamic expression in the vehicle’s flowing, aggressive lines and assertive yet incredibly beautiful and pure design work.

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February 24, 2017

The Ferrari 812 Superfast: the new, extreme performance V12 berlinetta

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Ferrari has selected the Geneva International Motor Show for the world premiere of its new 12-cylinder berlinetta, the 812 Superfast, the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

According to Ferrari, the 812 Superfast is aimed at clients demanding the most powerful and exclusive Ferrari in the range: an uncompromising sports car that will deliver exhilarating driving both on road and track yet also be comfortable enough to allow its owners to enjoy it as an all-round experience.

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February 14, 2017

Bella Hadid is new TAG Heuer Ambassador

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Manhattan, New York, 14 February 2017 - Top model, Bella Hadid, who was voted “Model of the Year” in December 2016, is now the new female face of luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer. The partnership between Bella Hadid and TAG Heuer was announced at Equinox Bond Street, the trendsetting fitness club used during New York Fashion Week. Bella was right at home in the gym with TAG Heuer’s #DontCrackUnderPressure tagline fitting her perfectly. Images provided by & Copyright © TAG Heuer.

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February 13, 2017

Thrilling Open-Air Driving: Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder

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Automobili Lamborghini has just introduced the Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder.

“The rear-wheel drive Spyder enlarges the Huracan family’s core product range,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. “It offers the lifestyle appeal of open-air motoring with the pure thrill of rear-wheel drive engineering. This is a Lamborghini for those with a passion for life and the purest driving experience on the open road. ”

The rear-wheel drive Huracan Spyder features a newly designed front and rear with a dynamic but more aggressive look distinguishing it from the fourwheel drive version.

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 319 km/h.

The rear-wheel drive Spyder is now available in markets worldwide.

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January 18, 2017

IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN LAUNCHES NEW DA VINCI WATCHES

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Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva,Switzerland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images).

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Photo: Model Monika Radulovic visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images).

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Photo: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor attends the IWC Schaffhausen “Decoding the Beauty of Time” Gala Dinner during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images).

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen revisits the iconic design of the 1980s and presents the 2017 Da Vinci collection, once again with its classic round case. The Da Vinci Automatic 36 and the Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 are tailored to women, while the Da Vinci Automatic is a unisex model. Two Da Vinci timepieces feature newly developed IWC-manufactured calibres that innovatively combine and integrate complications.

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January 14, 2017

Nearly 50 Automobile Mobility Startups from Around the World Showcase Mobility Innovations at Detroit Auto Show

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Photos: Some latest car models being exhibited at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

DETROIT — Nearly 50 startups from around the world are participating and showcasing their innovative mobility platforms as part of “AutoMobili-D” at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

“Through our ground-breaking “AutoMobili-D” showcase, the North American International Auto Show is the first auto show to feature a dedicated startup expo featuring companies from around the world that are tackling every aspect of future automotive mobility,” said Sam Slaughter, 2017 NAIAS Chairman. “Of the startups featured in “AutoMobili-D”, close to 90 percent of them are currently working with global automakers and suppliers to bring their technologies and concepts to production, a truly remarkable achievement.”

Auto Mobility Startup Companies include:

Civil Maps - cognition for cars, enabling autonomous vehicles to crowdsource a comprehensive map for safe, smooth driving.

Donut Media - digital media central for the next generation of automotive and motorsports enthusiasts.

LISNR - ultrasonic inaudible technology; a communication protocol that sends data over audio.

Mapbox - platform used by developers to power maps and location for hundreds of millions of users. Mapbox Drive is a full solution for mobility, from open source libraries for Android and Qt to telemetry-based road topology data to enable self-driving cars.

PolySync - products and services that simplify and accelerate the development, testing, and deployment of self-driving cars.

Spatial - artificial intelligence location platform and API that enables vehicles to answer location questions only a local would know using real time social data.

SPLT - focused on moving people efficiently and sustainably in urban and suburban areas.

Now in its 29th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, technologies, people and ideas that matter most - up close and in one place.

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December 13, 2016

Mastercard and Pine Labs Collaborate on Safe, Secure and Speedy Contactless Payments in India

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Photo: Transport for London: Commuter paying with a MasterCard contactless card. Touching a reader using a MasterCard contactless card as a safe, simple and smart way to pay. Image provided by & copyright © MasterCard News.

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New Delhi, India - Mastercard has announced its partnership with Pine Labs, the largest payment facilitator for electronic Point of Sale (PoS) solutions in India to roll out more than 26,000 contactless terminals across the key merchant stores in the country over the next 12 months.

Powered by Mastercard contactless technology, the merchants across Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), retail stores, cinemas and super markets will now be able to offer contactless terminals as an alternative method of payment to customers, allowing them greater ease and convenience of payments. The contactless payments solution will also help merchants build greater efficiency in managing their costs and time by way of reducing check-out time at the counters and costs related to handling of cash.

Cashless transactions are on the rise, driven by increasing availability of contactless cards and introduction of new forms of payment technology in the country.

“Mastercard’s contactless technology offers cardholders multi-level protection coupled with speed and convenience. Mastercard contactless payments are accepted at more than 3 million merchant locations in 77 countries worldwide. Our partnership with Pine Labs will help us build a safe and secure contactless payments ecosystem in the country. This is aligned with Mastercard’s vision of a world beyond cash and using technology to make payments safer, simpler and smarter for the consumers.” said Murali Nair, Senior Vice President, Market Development, South Asia, Mastercard.

Mastercard has been at the forefront of driving contactless payments globally. Contactless payments allow customers to make everyday purchases by simply tapping their contactless-enabled card or device on a contactless-enabled reader. Contactless acceptance is an excellent choice for any merchant, especially in environments where speed and convenience are valued and cash is currently the dominant payment method, such as fast food outlets, supermarkets, quick-service restaurants, convenience stores, and vending machines.

More than 60,000 Retailers across India depend on Pine Labs to securely and reliably manage their Payment Acceptance. Pine Labs payment solutions simplify acceptance of all kinds of payments at PoS terminals, be it Credit/Debit Cards, EMI, Reward Points, Gift Vouchers, or e-Wallet.

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December 10, 2016

City Traffic: Audi networks with Traffic Lights in the USA

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Photos: “Time-to-Green”: In the Audi virtual cockpit or head-up display, drivers see whether they will reach the next light on green while traveling within the permitted speed limit. Image provided by & copyright © AUDI AG.

If you know in advance when a traffic light will switch from red to green, your driving is more relaxed and efficient. Audi is the first automobile brand to connect the car to the city infrastructure - an important step towards autonomous driving. In Las Vegas, starting immediately, the Audi A4 and Q7 models can display traffic-light phases directly in the car. Further U.S. cities will follow, and introduction of the system is planned in Europe. Traffic Light Information optimizes traffic flow, saves valuable time and reduces environmental impact.

Audi of America is cooperating with several cities in North America to upgrade the infrastructure for V2I technology. “For the first time, our cars are exchanging data with traffic infrastructure in real time. Drivers can adapt their behavior to the situation and move through city traffic in a much more relaxed and controlled way,” says Andreas Reich, head of Electronics Pre-Development at AUDI AG. “We increase energy efficiency when we connect our Audi models to smart cities. Further V2I services will follow, making the car into an interactive mobile device. We see autonomous driving as the end of this development.”

As a first step, all Audi A4 and Q7 models produced for the U.S. market since June 2016 and equipped with Audi connect will have this function on board. In the USA, municipal traffic management centers will communicate the traffic-light data to Audi’s project partner Traffic Technology Services TTS. Here the data are prepared and sent to the on-board computer in the Audi via a fast Internet connection, for example 4G/LTE, in real time.

The first function of the Traffic Light Information V2I component is called Time-to-Green. In the Audi virtual cockpit or head-up display, drivers see whether they will reach the next light on green while traveling within the permitted speed limit. If not, a countdown is provided of the time remaining until the next green phase - and drivers can take their foot off the gas pedal in good time. Pilot projects in Europe have shown that drivers exercise more foresight thanks to this information about traffic lights. This has a beneficial overall effect on traffic flow. “In our tests the the number of cars that had to brake to a standstill in traffic fell by around 20 percent. This saved time for the driver and also made fuel savings of about 15 percent in the pilot project,” says Michael Zweck, project manager for Audi Traffic Light Information.

First of all, Audi customers will use this service. The development work that Audi is investing in traffic-light systems will also benefit customers of other brands in future. The increasing spread of the technology will help city traffic planners to understand the causes of hold-ups and optimize the phasing of traffic lights.

In future Traffic Light Information could be linked up to smart navigation and used for new powering concepts. For example, “green waves” in traffic-light sequences could be incorporated in route planning. It is also conceivable that Audi e-tron models could make greater use of braking energy by charging the battery as they decelerate at a red light.

Audi also intends to introduce the technology in Europe. In Berlin, Ingolstadt, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Verona there have already been extensive pilot projects. In Berlin alone, some 700 traffic lights in the inner city have been connected to the service. Across Europe, however, unified data standards and digital infrastructure do not exist: “In Europe highly diverse traffic technology is in use, as the infrastructure has developed locally and decentrally. We are working on harmonization of the data that have been prepared. After that has been done, we can provide Traffic Light Information in Europe too,” Michael Zweck announced.

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December 7, 2016

IWC PORTUGIESER CHRONOGRAPH RATTRAPANTE

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Photo: Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante (Ref. 3712) from IWC Schaffhausen.

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Photo: Italian actress Anna Ferzetti and Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino attend the IWC “Come Fly with us” Gala Dinner during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC/Chris Jackson).

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Photo: Turkish actress and IWC brand ambassador, Tuba Buyukustun, attends the fifth IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), during which Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen celebrated its long-standing passion for filmmaking at One And Only Royal Mirage on December 8, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Image provided by IWC Schaffhausen. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images.)

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Photo: Tunisian Actress, Lawyer, and UN World Food Programme Ambassador, Hend Sabry, attends the fifth IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), during which Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen celebrated its long-standing passion for filmmaking at One And Only Royal Mirage on December 8, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ((Image provided by IWC Schaffhausen. Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images.)

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November 15, 2016

Porsche India celebrates arrival of the turbocharged four-cylinder Macan

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Photos: Porsche Macan arrives in Mumbai. Images provided by Porsche India.

Mumbai, India - November 15, 2016 — Boasting a specially developed four-cylinder engine, the new Porsche Macan made its highly anticipated national debut at a press conference at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai today. The arrival marks the latest addition to the sports car manufacturer’s model range now available in the country, following the recent introduction of the new 911.

Under the bonnet, the Macan features a turbocharged two-litre engine. With 252 hp (185 kW) from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds (when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package), the model demonstrates its true sports car capabilities. With an unladen weight of 1,770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.

The high standards of the Macan are raised further in the new model thanks to the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and variety of distinctive interior and exterior features delivered as standard.

Commenting on the arrival of the new model, Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said: “The new addition to the Macan range further evolves an already exceptional sports car line-up in the compact SUV range to new heights, at an attractive price. With a specially tailored engine, sporty design accents and cutting edge technology, the Macan is the definition of a five-door sports car, remaining true to its concept as a car built for a life of adventure. This compact SUV packs just as much punch, and the same outstanding drive comfort, as you would expect from any Porsche.”

The company explained that the four-cylinder turbocharged engine of the entry-level Macan was specifically tailored to the model, ensuring sporty and efficient performance. Its powerful 370 Nm of torque, available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm, allows for fast overtaking manoeuvres. This is made possible by the engine’s two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing.

Delivering characteristically sporty driving dynamics in the new model is the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system. It comprises of an electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). The electronically controlled multi-plate clutch regulates the distribution of drive force between the rear axle and the front axle. Driving conditions are constantly monitored to enable a precise and lightning-quick response to a variety of situations.

The Macan also features the electronically controlled Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The PASM shock absorber adjustment system increases driving pleasure, safety and comfort. It automatically regulates the damper force on the front and rear axles. Depending on the road condition and driving style, PASM optimally reduces body movements - on gentle stretches, when driving off-road and even when adopting a more dynamic driving style with strong acceleration and braking phases such as on race tracks.

According to Porsche, distinguishing design characteristics and an extensive list of standard equipment make the new Macan an attractive offer for customers in India. Accentuating design elements include side window trim strips and brake callipers in black, the latter shielded behind 18-inch wheels, alongside an exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel. In line with many of the S models, the Macan has comfort seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver’s side, Alcantara middle seat panels, a lane-departure warning system and a powered tailgate.

The new turbocharged four-cylinder Porsche Macan is now available for sale at Porsche Centres across India.

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November 3, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen Launches New Watches

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Photo: IWC AQUATIMER CHRONOGRAPH EDITION EXPEDITION CHARLES DARWIN. In the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Expedition Charles Darwin’ (Ref. IW379503), IWC Schaffhausen uses bronze in a watch case for the first time ever and upholds its tradition of developing innovative and modern diver’s watches. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC). Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (Ref. IW395001) from IWC Schaffhausen features a stainless-steel case, black dial and black calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel folding clasp.

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Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (Ref. IW327002) from IWC Schaffhausen features a case in stainless-steel, silver-plated dial and black calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel pin buckle.

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Photo: IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Watch. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC).

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Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN (Ref. IW389001) from IWC Schaffhausen features a ceramic case, black dial and black calfskin strap (embossed) with a blasted stainless-steel folding clasp.

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Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW377714) from IWC Schaffhausen features a case in stainless-steel, blue dial and brown calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel pin buckle.

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Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2014 at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC Schaffhausen/Chris Jackson). Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: IWC brand ambassador and supermodel Adriana Lima takes part in a sparring session with children and others in a local boxing gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (PPR/IWC). Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: What’s Adriana’s choice? It’s different and unique! Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC/Harold Cunningham). Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC © 2016 Getty Images. Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for IWC © 2016 Getty Images. Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: Supermodel Karolina Kurkova attends the exclusive gala event “For the Love of Cinema” during the Tribeca Film Festival hosted by luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen. 14 April 2016. New York, NY. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC/Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris). Image provided by IWC.

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Photo: Showgirl and actress Ariadna Romero attends the gala dinner at Ristorante Berton for the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique, Milan, Italy, opening on June 28, 2016. (PHOTOPRESS/DANIELE VENTURELLI/Getty Images for IWC). Image provided by IWC.

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September 1, 2016

Fiat 124 Spider

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Photos: The new Fiat 124 Spider. Images provided by & copyright © Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

The new Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic styling and Italian performance to a new generation.

Designed at the Turin Style Centre, the new Fiat 124 Spider retains several trims and features of the original 1966 car and revisits them in a contemporary key. The Fiat 124 Spider has a slender, timeless silhouette, an attractive, classic and proportioned side panel, a low centre of gravity, a retracted passenger compartment and a long bonnet like a true sports car.

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July 13, 2016

'Porsche Experience For Women' Event In Leipzig, Germany

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Photos: Leipzig, Germany - July 11, 2016: German actresses Claudia Eisinger and Julia Dietze with Porsche cars 718 Boxster S and 911 Carrera S at the ‘Porsche Experience For Women’ Event on July 11, 2016 in Leipzig, Germany. ((Images provided by Porsche AG. Copyright © Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Porsche AG).

Stuttgart & Leipzig, Germany — A Porsche is by far more than just a car: Porsche stands for an outstanding driving experience, timeless design, strong emotions and a special lifestyle. Two German actresses, Claudia Eisinger and Julia Dietze had the opportunity to find this out for themselves on the Porsche racing track in Leipzig on 11 July. Under the guidance of the Porsche Carrera Cup racing driver, Michelle Gatting, they both demonstrated their skills on Porsche’s own racing track. They both took on the challenging circuit at full tilt and it was clear to see that they were having a lot of fun. “I once sat in a Porsche and ever since then I have dreamt of driving one at full speed. The experience I had with Porsche in Leipzig today was better than I ever could have imagined: unlimited fun while driving, top speeds, pure adrenaline - and yet I still felt completely safe”, said Claudia Eisinger.

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June 30, 2016

FERRARI AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

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Photos: Ferrari cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood, England. Images provided by & copyright © Ferrari S.p.A., Italy.

Goodwood, England, 24 June 2016 - The Goodwood Festival of Speed opened with another outstanding display of cars from Ferrari. The California T Handling Speciale, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, and F12df were all taking part in the Michelin Supercar Run in which cars tackle the famed 1.6 mile hillclimb that features the notorious Molecomb Corner and the famous Flint Wall.

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June 29, 2016

Porsche India Celebrates Arrival of the New Porsche 911

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Photo: Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet. Image provided by & copyright © Porsche AG.

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Photo: Newly arrived Porsche 911 Carrera in Mumbai. Image provided by & copyright © Porsche India.

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Photo: Pavan Shetty, Director, Porsche India, with a newly arrived Porsche 911 Carrera. Image provided by & copyright © Porsche India.

Mumbai: Bursting with more power, refined design and increased efficiency, the new Porsche 911 range has arrived at in India showcasing cutting-edge technological advancements in what is the most highly evolved 911 to date.

Now available in a range of model variants including coupe and cabriolet, the new 911 features entirely new turbocharged power units evolved from the racetrack to the road, as part of Porsche’s commitment to technology transfer. This gives the world’s best-selling sports car a boost in performance alongside significantly improved fuel economy. On the exterior, the new 911 impresses with an evolutionary yet further sharpened design, while inside it features the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM) system delivering improved connectivity and controls.

Speaking at the launch event of the new 911 range, Pavan Shetty, Director, Porsche India, commented: “With its unique success story, the Porsche 911 is a car that has achieved iconic status over the decades and we are immensely pleased to be sharing its latest evolution with our enthusiasts and customers here in India. This model represents standard-setting sports car performance along with the convenience of everyday usability, all packaged in a legendary design. Thanks to the extensive range available right from the start, there is a 911 for every driver with each type boasting one overriding trait: pure Porsche performance. The innovations, which allow each version to deliver even more power but with increased efficiency, are nothing short of ground breaking and further extend the 911’s position as a segment leader.”

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June 28, 2016

Mercedes-Benz Offers Most Affordable Convertible in the USA

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Photo: 2017 smart fortwo Cabrio. Image provided by & copyright © Mercedes-Benz USA.

Atlanta: Mercedes-Benz USA today announced pricing for the 2017 smart fortwo cabrio. Arriving in U.S. dealers this fall, the smart fortwo cabrio will start at just $18,900, launching as the most affordable convertible on the market.

The introduction of the all-new smart fortwo cabrio represents the most expressive variant of the new model series. Last offered as a 2015 model, the new smart fortwo cabrio is the only convertible priced under $20,000 available in the United States. Customers can now park virtually anywhere and navigate narrow or city streets and highways effortlessly, all while enjoying the cabriolet lifestyle at an affordable cost.

The open-top two-seater is three cars in one: at the touch of a button the new smart cabrio is transformed from a closed two-seater into a car with a large sliding canvas sunroof, or a full-fledged cabriolet with the soft top completely open. This enables the fresh air driving experience to be adapted to the weather or the driver’s mood.

Quick and convenient to operate, the new power soft top operates at any speed and retracts in 12 seconds.

smart, a part of the Mercedes-Benz USA portfolio, is headquartered in Atlanta. The smart model line consists of eight fortwo models in both gasoline and electric.

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June 26, 2016

ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS CELEBRATES LARGEST GATHERING OF ROLLS-ROYCES IN THE WORLD

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Photo: Rolls-Royce celebrates 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. June 27, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

23 June 2016, Goodwood, England — Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates the largest gathering of Rolls-Royces in the world this weekend at the 57th Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Concours and Rally. The spectacular setting of Burghley House in Stamford, Lincolnshire provides the perfect backdrop for a record number of motor cars, with over 1000 heritage and contemporary Rolls-Royces attending the event.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is honouring the occasion with a display of six Bespoke models, hand-built by craftsmen and women at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood. Examples of Phantom, Ghost, Wraith and Dawn will be on display. The motor cars, hosted by a team of experts from the manufacturing plant, are expected to draw large crowds throughout the three-day event.

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club caters for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce. From just 11 people at the inaugural meeting in 1957, membership is now approaching 10,000, making it the largest club of its kind in the world. Membership is open to owners and non-owners alike and members are drawn from all walks of life and from many countries around the world.

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June 10, 2016

Porsche Cayenne Expedition to Support Women’s Empowerment through Mobility

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Photo: Nidhi Tiwari representing ‘Women Beyond Boundaries’ will be driving 4,000 km over 20 days across the Himalayas. (Image provided by Porsche India.)

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Photo: (l-r) Nidhi Tiwari, founder of WBB, and Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, with the Porsche Cayenne. (Image provided by Porsche India.)

Mumbai — Porsche India has partnered with the organisation ‘Women Beyond Boundaries’ (WBB) on a 20-day expedition across the Himalayas. Nidhi Tiwari, founder of the organisation, will showcase “women’s empowerment through mobility” by driving the 4,000 km route through challenging terrain together with her navigator Neha Sadananda. Porsche India will be providing a Cayenne for this trip set to commence on 18 June from Gurgaon. The drive will test the Cayenne’s endurance on some of the highest motorways in the world and test its off-road capabilities across different terrain as well as riverbeds.

‘Women Beyond Boundaries’ (WBB) is an organization which runs extreme overland journeys (XOL) that push boundaries to achieve empowerment through mobility. As part of its core mission, WBB showcases mobility solutions adopted by women in the remote areas through which they traverse. In keeping with this objective the WBB team will also train local women in Ladakh on the topic of XOL driving to motivate their movement between remote communities. This will be done with the help of the local administration and community participation. In addition, the expedition will also interact with local communities to spread awareness on women’s health in collaboration with a reputed local NGO.

Speaking about the project, Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said: “We are absolutely delighted to partner with WBB on this unique initiative and see their activities as an essential contribution in the overall progress of women’s empowerment. Through this expedition, we want to support this cause and also showcase the endurance of the Cayenne in some of the most remote places in the world.”

The Porsche Cayenne Diesel provided will be driven across more than a dozen high-altitude passes, including Khardung La and Marsimik La, two of the highest motorable passes in the world. Featuring a powerful three-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, the model produces 245 hp (180 kW) and has a top speed of 221 km/h. Its eight-speed Tiptronic S gearbox will be convenient during the on-road sections of the planned route. When leaving the tarmac, the Cayenne’s three off-road modes ensure maximum support for the driver. Assistance systems offering improved traction on loose, wet and snow affected surfaces include Porsche Traction Management (PTM), Porsche Hill Control, and Porsche Air Suspension Management (PASM).

Nidhi Tiwari, founder of WBB, said: “We are glad to partner with Porsche India for such an initiative. With the spirit of women empowerment, and a sensitive cause of women’s health in the remotest corners of the country, we believe in going beyond all perceived and conventional boundaries. We are equally excited to get behind the wheel of the Porsche Cayenne on some of the most unique roads in the world.”

The 4,000 km expedition will start from Porsche Centre, Gurgaon, north of Delhi, on Saturday, 18th June. Nidhi Tiwari and Neha Sadananda are expected to complete the route in 20 days.

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Proverbs of Solomon 31:10 —

• “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies… Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.” (King James Version)

• “Who can find a virtuous and cultivated wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm.” (New Living Translation)

• “Who can find a cultivated wife? Her value is far beyond that of pearls. Her husband trusts her from his heart, and she will prove a great asset to him.” (The Complete Jewish Bible Translation)

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Proverbs of Solomon 21:9 —

• “It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a big house with a contentious woman.” (World English Bible Translation)

• “Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.” (Holman Christian Standard Bible Translation)


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April 24, 2016

OMEGA’S MASTER CHRONOMETER REVOLUTION CONTINUES AT BASELWORLD 2016

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Photo: OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase on show at BASELWORLD 2016. Image provided by & copyright © OMEGA S.A.

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Photo: OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm Auto on show at BASELWORLD 2016. Image provided by & copyright © OMEGA S.A.

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March 30, 2016

The new Porsche 718 Boxster. For the sport of it.

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Photos: The new Porsche 718 Boxster. Images provided by & copyright © Porsche AG.

Mid-engine concept, lightweight construction and power - the most important features of the new Porsche 718 Boxster models. Developed for driving pleasure everyday.

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