Autocar confidential: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen
Source : Autocar confidential: Aston Martin, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen
Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up This particular week’s gossip by across the automotive industry
Ferrari F12-based Berlinetta Lussos sold out
Milanese coachbuilder Touring Superleggera has sold all 5 of its bespoke, Ferrari F12-based Berlinetta Lussos, company boss Piero Mancardi confirmed at the automobile’s UK debut at the recent Concours of Elegance in Edinburgh. The first example will soon be shipped to its owner in Asia, in addition to the idea will be another 12 months before the next car will be completed.
More bespoke types by Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce will be considering extending its Bespoke service to include one-off bodystyles for customers. Although there are no immediate plans, Rolls could like to be able to offer customers the chance to commission their own types inside the same way of which some car makers, such as Ferrari, do.
VW electric Campervan to be unveiled
Volkswagen plans to show an updated variation of its Microbus camper concept. the idea will be revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next January prior to an announcement by VW chairman Martin Winterkorn confirming the van’s return to the line-up.
DB5 best Bond car?
Which will be Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman’s favourite James Bond car? “the idea has to be the DB5,” said the designer of the completely new DB10, the first car to be specifically created for Bond. “I can’t pick one of my own…”
Rolls-Royce resist touchscreen tech
Rolls-Royce design director Giles Taylor will be resisting adding touchscreens to the firm’s types because he doesn’t believe the idea to be a premium solution. Instead, the firm will continue to develop the BMW iDrive-derived rotary controller until more premium technologies, such as voice in addition to gesture-controlled functions, have matured.
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