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The $6.7 Million Pagani Huayra Tricolore Pays Tribute To Frecce Tricolori

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The new $6.7 million Pagani Huayra Tricolore pays tribute to the “Frecce Tricolori” (Italian Air Force Aerobatic Team) and will be limited to 3 vehicles in total.
The limited edition Pagani Huayra Tricolor. Credit: Pagani Automobili
The limited edition Pagani Huayra Tricolor. Credit: Pagani Automobili

Pagani has revealed the new limited edition $6.7 million Huayra Tricolore as a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the “Frecce Tricolori,” the Italian Air Force’s 313th Aerobatic Training Group.

Recognized as one of the world’s largest and most famous aerobatic patrols, the Frecce Tricolori is based at the Rivolto military base and known to dazzle audiences each year with their performances, proudly painting the sky with the tricolor Italian flag.

Consisting of ten Aermacchi MB-339A P.A.N jets (nine in formation and one solo), the elegance, detail, and aeronautical science of the Aermacchi jets offered inspiration for the design of the new Pagani Huayra Tricolore.

Knowing how to fly the Aermacchi MB-339A P.A.N jets requires extensive training and great skill on the part of pilots, along with extreme disciple and excellent teamwork to fly in formation when flying at speeds of up to 989 km/h above sea level.

Inspired by the Italian Air Force "Frecce Tricolori" Aerobatics Group. Credit: Pagani Automobili
Inspired by the Italian Air Force “Frecce Tricolori” Aerobatics Group. Credit: Pagani Automobili

Even when maneuvering at low-speeds, the advanced aerodynamics of the MB-339A means the powerful jet will not stall and enables the engine to complete even the most complex and risky maneuvers. Likewise, Pagani’s vehicles have been designed to achieve relative levels of land performance safely and reliably.

Designed with a new lightweight body made from advanced composite materials, the Huayra Tricolore is powered by the new Pagani V12, the twin-turbo engine specially developed by Mercedes-AMG, and is capable of delivering 618 kW (840 HP) at 5900 rpm and 1100 Nm of torque from 2000 to 5600 rpm.

Pagani Huayra Tricolore powered by the new Pagani V12 engine. Credit: Pagani Automobili
Pagani Huayra Tricolore powered by the new Pagani V12 engine. Credit: Pagani Automobili

Visually the Pagani Huayra Tricolore has fighter-jet elements with a more pronounced front splitter to ensure maximum downforce, while the new front bumper with side extractors maximizes the efficiency of the intercooler and ensures adequate heat exchange of the V12 engine.

A new air scoop has also been added to increase intake efficiency, while a new wing integrates with the rear hood allowing for the perfect aerodynamic balance and compensating for the increased downforce created at the front.

Influences of the Aermacchi MB-339A P.A.N fighter jet are also reflected in the Pagani Huayra Tricolore’s external livery with the tricolor stripes running along the side of the car and extending up to the rear lights. A small tricolor turbine propeller emblem can be found on the rims, and the font used to number each vehicle matches that used to number each of the Frecce Tricolori patrol aircraft.

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Frecce Tricolori detailing throughout the interior. Credit: Pagani Automobili

This is not the first time that Pagani has drawn inspiration from the Frecce Tricolori team, with the Italian automakers presenting the limited edition Zonda Tricolore in 2010 on the 50th anniversary of the formation of the 313th Aerobatic Training Group. Only three models of the Zonda Tricolore were produced and are now some of the most sought-after editions of the Zonda.

Pagani Huayra Tricolore Aviation
Limited to 3 vehicles in total. Credit: Pagani Automobili

Once again, Pagani is only offering this new edition in 3 limited editions and have numbered each of the vehicles with a number that mirrors the main leaders of the Frecce Tricolori pilot formations – “Number 0” for the Commander (the eleventh member of the patrol who plans and directs the display from the ground), “Number 1” for the Head of Formation (leads the patrol during all aerobatic maneuvers) and “Number 10” for Soloist (the pilot who spits off from the group and performs the most spectacular flight sequences).

For those that missed out on the 2010 Zonda Tricolore version, the 2021 Pagani Huayra Tricolore edition offers a chance to display the Tricolor’s once again proudly.

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Rolls-Royce Reports Highest First-Quarter Sales in 116-Year History

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Rolls-Royce has revealed their first-quarter sales between 1 January and 31 March 2021 are the highest in the brand’s 116-year history.
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös is optimistic for 2021. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has delivered the highest-ever first-quarter sales results in the luxury auto-maker’s 116-year history, in the first three months of 2021.

Delivering 1,380 vehicles to customers between 1 January and 31 March 2021, Rolls-Royce confirmed these numbers are 62% up on the same period in 2020 thanks to sales growth in China, the USA, and Asia Pacific (although 2020 was undoubtedly affected by COVID-19 closures). The 2021 sales figures also surpassed their previous first-quarter sales record, which Rolls-Royce set in 2019.

“Rolls-Royce Motor Cars made a strong start to 2021, reflected today in our first-quarter sales figures, which are the highest in our 116-year history. With robust order books across our product range, particularly for the new Ghost and Cullinan, sales growing in key markets and Bespoke commissions running at record levels, our business is in excellent shape. We have every reason to be optimistic for the remainder of 2021,” says Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO.

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High demand for the 2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost edition. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Rolls-Royce revealed demand for all models was extremely buoyant, with exceptionally high demand for the new Ghost launched in 2020 and the sporty SUV Cullinan, along with bespoke commissions filling the order books well into the second half of 2021.

Bespoke commissions have also remained at the record levels seen in 2020, with several outstanding individual examples already delivered this year, including the Koa Phantom and Iridescent Opulence Phantom.

All 20 of the Phantom Tempus Collection cars have been allocated to customers worldwide.

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Bugatti Delivers 300th Chiron of 500 Limited Edition Vehicles

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Bugatti has delivered the 300th Chiron hypercar built at their atelier in Molsheim, leaving only 200 of the 500 limited production to be built.
Bugatti President Stephan Winklemann and the Management Board with hte 300th Chiron. Credit: Bugatti
Bugatti President Stephan Winklemann and the Management Board with the 300th Chiron. Credit: Bugatti

Bugatti has announced the completion of the 300th Chiron model since production first started production in 2016 at the atelier in Molsheim, France. With total production limited to 500 hand-built vehicles in total, only 200 customers remain who will have the option to customize their own exactly how they like.

A Chiron Pur Sport in "Nocturne" exterior paint. Credit: Bugatti
A Chiron Pur Sport in “Nocturne” exterior paint. Credit: Bugatti

“Bugatti stands for the most extraordinary, most powerful and most elegant hyper sports cars in the world. With the now 300th vehicle produced, we are again showing our competence in quality and customization,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “The Chiron Pur Sport is guaranteed to give customers pleasure. In addition to its unbelievable driving performance, it combines highest engineering and design skill as well as superb craftsmanship.”

Only 60 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport's will be produced at €3 million each. Credit: Bugatti
Only 60 Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport’s will be produced at €3 million each. Credit: Bugatti

Of all the Bugatti Chiron’s produced to date, the 300 have been a mixture of the original Chiron models along with variants including the 110 Ans Bugatti Chiron Sport developed to celebrate 110 years of Bugatti, the Les Légendes du Ciel Chiron Sport that celebrates the aviation history of Bugatti’s historic racing drivers, the Chiron Super Sport 300+, Chiron Pur Sport and the special Chiron Noire edition.

Powered by Bugatti's iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine. Credit: Bugatti
Powered by Bugatti’s iconic 8.0-liter W16 engine. Credit: Bugatti

The 300th Chiron to leave Molsheim was a highly customized Pur Sport edition in black “Nocturne” exterior paint color for the main bodywork and “Grey Carbon” and “Gun Powder” for additional external elements, including the mirror arms, outer mirror housings, windshield wipers and Bugatti’s signature C-line.

Featuring the Pur Sport Interior Package in "Beluga Black". Credit: Bugatti
Featuring the Pur Sport Interior Package in “Beluga Black”. Credit: Bugatti

The customer also selected the Pur Sport Interior Package in “Beluga Black” for the leather and Alcantara with the seams in “Gris Rafale,” and paid special tribute to Ettore Bugatti’s brother Rembrandt, an artist with a talent for sketching animals, with a drawing of his dancing elephant featuring on the headrests.

The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.3 seconds. Credit: Bugatti
The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport accelerates from 0-62mph in 2.3 seconds. Credit: Bugatti

Bugatti has revealed only 60 Chiron Pur Sport editions will be built in total, with the majority expected to be delivered to their owners this year.

In addition, Bugatti is also planning to build the world’s most expensive and exclusive later this year – the one-off $18.7 million La Voiture Noire that was first revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019.

Bugatti Chiron 300 Produced Rear Details
Bugatti Chiron 300 Production Front Grille

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The Customized Rolls Royce Cullinan of Google Exec Ben and Christine Sloss

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Automotive and racing enthusiasts Ben and Christine Sloss have added a new bespoke Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan to their already impressive garage.
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The new Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan created for Ben and Christine Sloss. Credit: Rolls-Royce

No strangers to the Rolls-Royce brand, Ben and Christine Sloss were first acquainted with the brand back in 2014 at Pebble Beach when looking for a suitable two-door coupe with four useable seats for adults and more recently with the delivery of a bespoke Dawn Black Badge 2018.

Rolls Royce Cullinan Google Ben Christine Sloss Side View
Eye-catching exterior in Pikes Peak Blue with Forge Yellow detailing. Credit: Rolls-Royce

This time Ben, who is the VP of engineering at Google, along with his racing enthusiast wife Christine, who competes in the Ferrari FXX program and challenges, settled on a new Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan inspired by the couple’s well-known racing livery – a blue and yellow combination that borrows from the colors of the flag of Modena in Northern Italy and is applied across all of their race cars.

Rolls Royce Cullinan Google Ben Christine Sloss Rear View
The reverse color scheme of Ben’s 2018 Black Badge Dawn. Credit: Rolls-Royce

Finished in the reverse color scheme of Ben’s 2018 Black Badge Dawn, the new Cullinan features a unique bespoke Pikes Peak Blue paint, named in homage to one of their favorite hill-climb races along with Forge Yellow detailing on the famous Rolls-Royce hand-painted coachline, wheel-center pinstripes and brake calipers.

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Pantheon grille

The Cullinan’s brushed metal technical clock has also been created with the same color scheme utilizing Navy Blue Anodised brushed stainless steel and Forge Yellow accents.

Rolls Royce Cullinan Google Ben Christine Sloss Details Interior
The Sloss’s Black Badge Cullinan interior carries over the race livery colors. Credit: Rolls-Royce

Other bespoke additions to the Sloss’s new Cullinan include engraved names on the front door treadplates – Benjamin on the Driver’s side and Christine on the Passenger’s side – monogrammed navy-blue leather seats in Forge Yellow and door panels featuring Christine’s personal racing logo – a stylized stiletto in embroided leather.

The new Rolls-Royce Black Badge Cullinan will now be at home amongst other vehicle’s in the Sloss’s garage like a Ford GT MKII, Christine’s Ferrari FXXK EVO, Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Ferrari 488 Pista Spider, Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and a Ferrari F12TDF to name a few.

Rolls Royce Cullinan Google Ben Christine Sloss Spirit of Ecstasy
Spirit of Ecstasy milled from a single billet of carbon fiber. Credit: Rolls-Royce
Rolls Royce Cullinan Google Ben Christine Sloss Wheels
Brake calipers and wheel pinstripe in Forge Yellow. Credit: Rolls-Royce

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