We live an era of great technological progress which continuously modifies our developing environment. This is reflected in the asphalt with the arrival of even more powerful and fast machines that amaze anyone.
The German automaker Gumpert, introduces Tornate, a car that continues the path traced by the Apolo model. The Italian company Carrozzeria Touring Supperlegera, was chosen to add an elegant touch to the power developed by the Teutonic engineering.
From Great Britain comes Evora, an automobile developed by Lotus which proves the company’s expertise in high performance competitions and creates a car that fully fulfills the technical standards of the British automaker.
Lights on the Alfa Romeo 4C, a fine product from the Italian Peninsula. With a distinguished design inspired by the 8C, the proposed model has a robust appearance enriched with advanced technology only recently available, which provides agility to this light vehicle that only weights 1800 lb.
A sports car for everyday use
After the success of the Apolo model, the German manufacturer Gumpet, is getting ready to launch the Tornate –a sports car almost 15 ft long with carbon fiber bodywork designed by Carrozzeria Touring Supperlegera.
Choosing the Italian firm as a design partner for Gumpert, contributed to the balancing of high technology engineering with elegance and the fine sports lines of the Torante.
Tornate benefits from many of the characteristics from the Apolo -especially those related to power- and changes focused specifically into delivering greater comfort when driving on highways. In other words, this is a racing car for everyday use.
In order to meet customer’s demands of mor space, Gumpet and its designing team reduced the interior volume by 25 per cent and made adjustments to the chassis so the sophisticated Gullwing doors could be added.
Some of the unique Apolo’s features that stand out: Totally adjustable seats with 4 point seat belts; and the addition of isolation thermal and acoustic material to the floor and the motor hood.
V8, 4.2 L
663.7 lb-ft @4,000rpm
700 CV a 6,500 rpm
Power, speed and balanced driving
From its rich experience in automotive competitions Lotus now launches the GT4 Evora. This model synthesizes all the knowledge the British company has acquired through its continuous growing development.
The vehicle’s essence lies on the engineering standards focused to maximize the performance that Lotus has applied and which led to a combination of top technology and hand-finish techniques.
The chassis is formed by an aluminum structure built, in the front part, by a sub-chassis that works as a support frame for suspension, brakes, air conditioning and assisted steering wheel. The middle part holds the driver’s cabin and safety system while the rear section carries the engine, transmission, brakes and the exhaust system.
The suspension specifications enable an excellent performance on curves, irregular jumping roads, and bumps, while safety is well backed-up by AP Racing brakes.
The Lotus Evora is also designed for amusement gadgets such as iPod, iPhone, MP3 devices, a satellite audio and video system and so forth.
Power, performance and elegance are impressively combined in the Evora. Lotus Engineering merged the 276-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine with an excellent aluminum chassis that adds to the perfect combination of power with balanced driving. The Lotus Evora is designed to go farther, longer and more comfortably than ever before.
3.5L DOHC V6 VVT-i
258 lb/ft @ 4600 rpm
262 Km/h (165 Mph)
276 hp @ 6400 rpm
Alfa Romeo 4C
After its success in Geneva, 2,500 units ready to go.
Being true to its philosophy of delivering only great elegance and design in its units, Alfa Romeo introduces the Model 4C, an excellent two-seat sports car with over 13 feet in length and a coupé style body.
Due to the great impression caused during the last Geneva Motor Show, 2,500-units of Alfa Romeo 4 C’s are ready to run over North America speedways. This model was inspired by the Alfa Romeo 8C. The concept reflects similar developments in engineering; strong volumes and cross rear sections, with two large front muscles and a “V” on the hood crowning the brand logo.
The 4C stands out for its lightness, its weight is barely around 850 kg (1870 lb), thanks to the chassis made from carbon fiber and to other aluminum sections. To ensure safety in the highway, the suspension structure includes a superior frame in the front, while in the back, has a MacPherson system. The engine, located in the middle of the rear section, provides a weight balance by distributing 40 percent on the front axle and 60 percent on the rear.