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Porsche Reveals 911 GT3 70 Australia Edition

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The new Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Edition celebrates the anniversary of Porsche’s entry into the Australian market some 70 years ago.
Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Front Side View

Porsche has announced a special edition 911 GT3 “70 Years Anniversary Australia Edition” to celebrate its entry into the Australian market some 70 years ago.

Based on the newly revealed 911 GT3 with Touring Package (992), the 911 GT3 Australian Edition is Porsche’s first-ever market-specific edition of the 911 GT and its first edition created especially for Australia.

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Side

Designed by Porsche Australia in collaboration with experts from the Style Porsche design team and the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur customization department, the special edition is limited in number and features special Australian flag badging and a new exterior color known as “Fish Silver Grey Metallic” – a modern interpretation of the first two “Fish Silver Grey” Porsche 356’s imported into Australia in 1951.

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Rear View

“Exclusivity and customisation have been synonymous with Porsche for decades,” said Sam Curtis, Managing Director and CEO, Porsche Cars Australia. “It is fitting that this special edition features exclusive elements that link back to one of the two first Porsche sportscars imported to Australia by Norman Hamilton 70 years ago.”

Other “Australian Edition” specific features include a new non-black interior with Graphite Blue leather and “Madraskaro” checkered seats, headrests with an embossed “70”, treadplates engraved with “GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition” and Australian flag badging on the B-pillar.

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Interior
Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Badging

Powered by Porsche’s 4.0-liter flat-six engine, the new 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition can generate 375kW and 470Nm of torque and is available in either six-speed manual or seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Badge

The 911 GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition features a comprehensive list of additional and unique specifications over and above the 911 GT3 with Touring Package:

• Exterior’ Custom Colour’ in Fish Silver Grey Metallic
• Wheels painted in Darksilver with wheel rim borders painted in Fish Silver Grey Metallic
• Badge on B-pillar (both sides) with the Australian flag and ’70 Years Porsche Australia Edition’ lettering in Silver
• Full bucket seats in leather Graphite Blue with seat inlays in Madraskaro check fabric in Graphite Blue and Crayon
• Dashboard trim painted in Fish Silver Grey Metallic with ‘GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition’ lettering in Black
• Centre console trim painted in Fish Silver Grey Metallic
• Storage compartment lid with embossing of logo ’70’
• Gear shift pattern on gear lever in Crayon
• Door sill guards in brushed Aluminium in Black with ‘GT3′ (illuminated) and ’70 Years Porsche Australia Edition’ lettering
• GT3 multi-function sports steering wheel with 12-o’clock marker in Crayon
• Vehicle keys painted in Fish Silver Grey Metallic
• Key pouch in leather in Black and Graphite Blue with stitching in Crayon
• Indoor-car-cover in Graphite Blue with piping in Crayon and ‘GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition’ lettering on the sides in Crayon as well as the ‘Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur’ logo on the front in Crayon

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Rear Wheel Detail

The following specifications are standard on the edition over and above the 911 GT3 with Touring Package:
• Chrono Package including preparation for lap trigger
• Light Design package with additional ambient lighting
• Touring package exterior painted in Black (tailpipe trims and side window sills) but with ‘PORSCHE’ logo on rear painted in Lightsilver
• Tinted LED main headlights including Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS)
• Brake calipers painted in Black (high-gloss)
• Wheels painted in satin Darksilver
• Lightweight full bucket seats with Porsche crest embossed on headrests
• Roof lining and sun visors in Race-Tex
• Leather interior Exclusive Manufaktur in two-tone combination of Graphite Blue and Black
• Loudspeaker trims painted in interior color
• Cup holder trims in leather
• Extended Package Leather interior Exclusive Manufaktur
• Storage package
• Interior package with decorative stitching in Crayon
• BOSE Surround Sound System

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Treadplate

Other features standard on the GT3 70 Years Porsche Australia Edition include:
• Automatically dimming mirrors including rain sensor
• Lifting system for the front axle
• ParkAssist (rear only)
• Rear-view camera
• Tyre sealing compound with electric air compressor
• Digital radio

The new Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Edition is priced at $494,300, with deliveries expected to begin later this
year.

Porsche 911 GT3 70 Years Australia Aerial

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Bentley Celebrates Flying Spur Hybrid With “Odyssean Edition”

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New Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid “Odyssean Edition” is the first production Bentley to introduce elements of the futuristic EXP 100 GT concept car.
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The limited edition Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition. Credit: Bentley Motors

Earlier this year, Bentley revealed the new Flying Spur Hybrid as their second electric model, and to celebrate the launch, they’ve created a special “Odyssean Edition” that takes inspiration from Bentley’s futuristic EXP 100 GT concept car.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Side
Inspired by the futuristic Bentley EXP 100 GT concept car. Credit: Bentley Motors

As the first production Bentley to introduce details seen in the concept vehicle that imagines the future of luxury mobility in 2035, the new Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition introduces a range of new sustainable materials that enhance the design without compromising the level of luxury expected of a Bentley.

Like other Flying Spur models, the “Odyssean Edition” also uses Bentley’s signature Flying spur “lofted diamond” pattern throughout the interior and features tweed material made from 100% British wool especially made for Bentley, Koa veneers, sustainable leathers, and specially engraved treadplates and D-pillar badging.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Side Rear
Six curated colors have been selected for the exterior of the Flying Spur Odyssean Edition. Credit: Bentley Motors

For the exterior of the Flying Spur Odyssean Edition, owners have a choice from a curated palette of six colors to complement the detailing and have five interior specifications to choose from, including Beluga, Porpoise, Cricket Ball, Brunel or Burnt Oak (owners are still able to select from the full range of Bentley colors if they desire).

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Treadplates
Custom treadplate of the Odyssean Edition. Credit: Bentley Motors

The Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is powered by a 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 engine combined with an advanced electric motor that together delivers 536 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60mph time of 4.1 seconds. When fully fuelled, the Odyssean will be able to travel over 435 miles due to the new powertrain that requires significantly less fuel.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Interior Dash
Luxurious interiors made with sustainable materials. Credit: Bentley Motors

Like other Bentley models, owners can review various options and data through the My Bentley app, including the “find my car” and “lock my car” feature, location of e-charging stations, remote initiation of battery charging, and cabin comfort control.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Seating
“Lofted Diamond” pattern featured throughout the Flying Spur Hybrid. Credit: Bentley Motors

The Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Odyssean Edition is a limited edition, although price and numbers have not been revealed as yet.

Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Interior
Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Details
Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Taillights
Bentley Flying Spur Odyssean Edition Wheels

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McLaren 765LT Spider is McLaren’s Most Powerful Convertible Yet

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The new limited-edition McLaren 765LT Spider is McLaren’s most powerful convertible yet and offers owners the Longtail driving experience.
The new McLaren 765LT Spider revealed. Credit: McLaren Auto
The new McLaren 765LT Spider revealed. Credit: McLaren Auto

McLaren has revealed the McLaren 765LT Spider as the brand’s most powerful convertible to date and fastest accelerating LT Spider yet.

Following on from the McLaren 765LT “Longtail” coupe unveiled last year, the new 765LT Spider will be limited to only 765 vehicles to match the production numbers of the already sold-out coupe.

The 765LT Spider is McLaren's fastest accelerating LT Spider yet. Credit: McLaren Auto
The 765LT Spider is McLaren’s fastest accelerating LT Spider yet. Credit: McLaren Auto

The 765LT Spider, like its predecessors, stays true to the Longtail principles first developed over 25 years ago and features McLaren’s triple-patented retractable hard top roof for a driving experience that puts the driver at the center of the action.

Featuring an electrically operated one-piece carbon fiber retractable hard top. Credit: McLaren Auto
Featuring an electrically operated one-piece carbon fiber retractable hard top. Credit: McLaren Auto

“Lowering the convertible roof of the 765LT Spider opens up another level of driver engagement. The coupe is impressive in its own right, but when you lower the roof of the Spider, there is a step-change in character – almost a theatrical element, like experiencing a live orchestra from right in front of the stage,” shared Ian Howshall, Global Product Manager, McLaren Automotive.

The McLaren 765LT Spider is only 108lbs heavier than the coupe version. Credit: McLaren Auto
The McLaren 765LT Spider is only 108lbs heavier than the coupe version. Credit: McLaren Auto

As the most powerful convertible to date (not including the Elva, which doesn’t have a roof and thus can’t “convert”), the 765LT Spider is powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine to produce 765PS and 800Nm of torque, hitting 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 205mph.

Limited to only 765 vehicles in total will be produced. Credit: McLaren Auto
Limited to only 765 vehicles in total will be produced. Credit: McLaren Auto

Pricing of the McLaren 765LT Spider starts at £310, 500 with availability limited to only 765 cars for customer order worldwide and production capacity for 2021 already filled.

McLaren 765LT Spider Lifestyle Parked Side
McLaren 765LT Spider Lifestyle Parked Door Up
McLaren 765LT Spider Exhaust

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The Final Bugatti Divo Delivered To European Customer

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Bugatti has revealed the 40th and final Bugatti Divo hypercar has been completed at the Molsheim factory and delivered to a European customer.
Last Bugatti Divo Front Side View
The last Bugatti Divo has now been built and delivered. Credit: Bugatti

A little over three years ago, Bugatti announced the Divo as a revival of its coachbuilding division and has now completed the last and final Bugatti Divo of the 40 bespoke vehicles built in total.

Delivered to a European customer, the final Bugatti Divo is finished in Bugatti EB 110 Blue with contrasting Blue Carbon and an interior with French Racing Blue and Deep Blue accents.

Last Bugatti Divo Rear Side View
Reviving Bugatti’s historic coach-building skills. Credit: Bugatti

Following in the footsteps of Bugatti’s historic coach-built vehicles, each of the 40 Bugatti Divo’s has been individually styled by the owners with various colors, materials, and bespoke design features to ensure that none are identical.

Where the coach-built Bugatti’s of the past have consisted of various bodywork shapes tailored around a single chassis, owners of the Divo have been able to push the envelope with the design and development team being able to modify one-off technical components to create entirely individual models to suit the driving style of the owners.

Last Bugatti Divo Rear View
Custom built to each of the 40 owners specifications. Credit: Bugatti

“As well as unique design, customers who buy a coach-built model enjoy a new, individual driving experience,” explains Pierre Rommelfanger, Head of Overall Vehicle Development at Bugatti. “Each small series undergoes the same degree of development as would a larger production run.”

Named after the French race car driver Albert Divo, who scored a series of race victories for Bugatti over a 20-year period, in honor of him and headquarters in Molsheim, the French flag adorns the Divo’s left and right front fenders as seen on the final Divo to leave the factory.

Priced at five million euros, the Bugatti Divo was Bugatti’s most expensive model when it was first announced in 2018 and was sold within weeks of its first reveal to select customers.

Last Bugatti Divo Interior
Final Bugatti Divo delivered features interior with French Racing Blue and Deep Blue accents. Credit: Bugatti

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