U.S Patent Office granted a patent for the concept of the Volkswagen Buggy Up!, Suggesting that VW has bigger plans for this model than the mere presentation of the concept. Buggy Up! shown in Frankfurt Motor Show 2011, and the mart 2012 filed application for patent protection.
This model is clearly a memory of the old buggy that in the 60-ies of the last century have become extremely popular on the west coast of the USA. The most common applications, driving on the beach. Former buggy was constructed on the basis of bugs, because its framework platform was perfect training ground for the realization of the concept of alternative body.
VW with this model will try to revive a “feel-good factor” which had in the U.S in the 60s for a model such as the Beetle, Camper and buggy. Sources within the company have already confirmed that there is a desire to Buggy Up! put into production, but they are waiting for the results of the market research that shows how much copies will be sold annually.
Maserati undoubtedly produces extremely attractive cars, but most customers will choose a Ferrari or Lamborghini, at least if it is the Italian super cars in question. One Maserati model that still stands out from the others, a racing model, based on the Ferrari Enzo and built to compete in the GT championship, is the Maserati MC12.
Its main advantage, except of course that seems a clear indication of association with Enzo, is under the hood, which is the Ferrari’s 6.0-liter V12 engine with 630 hp and 654 Nm of torque. This power is via a manual six-speed automatic transmission Cambiocorsa sent to the rear wheel axle. It should be noted that this transfer was, at the time when it is made, one of the fastest on the market, and the degree of change required is a mere of 150 milliseconds.
MC12 to 60mph speed up in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 205mph, and for one year as he was in production, it was made only 50 pieces. If you want to own this extraordinary specimen of Italian engineering, and thereby have a deeper pocket, the company Symbolic Motors has one ready for you. Price, a piece of cake for this car, $1.6 million.
Although its concept form officially launched a year ago, the Lamborghini Urus is only just now got the green light for serial production. Italian luxury manufacturer announced the news for celebrate 50 years of its existence.
Audi boss Rupert Stadler at the dinner before the Grande Giro Tour confirmed that Lamborghini first SUV really go in serial production, but did not disclose when exactly it started. Predictions are that the showroom version will appear in 2016 as a 2017 model, accounting for the time it will take to develop.
Lamborghini Urus will use the same platform as the Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne, and it is expected that it will run V12 engine from 600HP. On the conveyor belt it could be descend 3,000 Urus year, and each will have a price between $150,000 and $200,000.