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When & Where: Automakers Will Live Stream in Place of Cancelled Geneva Show

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Many automakers will only live stream their intended product reveals, launches and information now the GIMS 2020 event is cancelled. Below is a list of the times and locations of known live streams.

Here’s a list of when & where automakers will be live streaming their intended product reveals, launches and information now the GIMS 2020 event is cancelled. This will be updated as each manufacturer confirms details.

Automobili Pininfarina Battista Anniversario live stream 2020
Automobili Pininfarina live stream March 2nd 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CET (1:00 p.m. EST New York)

AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA GIMS 2020 live stream details

What does it take for a car to be considered a Hyper GT?
The team at Automobili Pininfarina is eagerly preparing to reveal the breathtakingly beautiful Battista Anniversario pure-electric hypercar to you on Monday 02 March at 7pm CET.
With Geneva International Motor Show cancelled, we look forward to sharing the work of our extremely talented team online through all our official social channels, in addition to our website. .
Confirmed
Automobili Pininfarina Battista Anniversario live stream premiere:
WHEN: Monday, March 2nd 2020 at 7:00 p.m. CET (1:00 p.m. EST New York)
WHERE: On all their social channels and website
https://automobili-pininfarina.com/an-electrifying-premiere/

Mercedes-Benz GIMS 2020 Live stream time and location
Mercedes-Benz live stream March 3rd 2020 at 8:45 a.m. CET (2:45 a.m. EST New York)

MERCEDES-BENZ GIMS 2020 live stream details

Mercedes-Benz will digitally present the highlights of its numerous premieres this spring. The scheduled executive talk regarding the world premiere of the new E-Class with Daimler AG board members Ola Källenius, Britta Seeger and Markus Schäfer is being moved to a studio in Stuttgart, Germany.
Confirmed
Mercedes-Benz Press Conference:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 8:45 a.m. CET (2:45 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: On the media platform Mercedes me media
https://media.mercedes-benz.com/gims2020

McLaren GIMS 2020 Live Stream times and location
McLaren live stream March 3rd 2020 at 9:30 a.m. CET (3:30 a.m. EST New York)

McLAREN GIMS 2020 live stream details

McLaren Motor Show will broadcast live from the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in woking with the originally scheduled time of 08:30am GMT / 9:30am CET
Confirmed
Full press conference including world premiere of the next chapter in the McLaren LT story:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 9:30 a.m. CET (3:30 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: McLaren Website
https://cars.mclaren.com/en/mclaren-motor-show-2020?fbclid=IwAR2nS6jCVcwkx2liDCuK83GbVN6cnfeTAnu2e8vyG_r8Org4qwTLCfsBFmw

Bentley GIMS 2020 Live stream time and location
Bentley live stream March 3rd 2020 at 9:30 a.m. CET (3:30 a.m. EST New York)

BENTLEY GIMS 2020 live stream details

Bentley Motor Show live broadcast originally scheduled at 08:30am GMT / 9:30am CET
Confirmed
Press conference including world premiere of the Bentley Mulliner Bacalar:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 9:30 a.m. CET (3:30 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: Bentley YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/BentleyMotors

Audi live stream GIMS 2020 location and time
Audi live stream March 3rd 2020 at 9:50 a.m. CET (3:50 a.m. EST New York)

AUDI GIMS 2020 live stream details

40 years ago the quattro drive celebrated its world premiere. Follow the next level: quattro goes electric. Audi broadcasts the world premieres of the Audi A3 Sportback and the prototype of the Audi e-tron S here on.
Confirmed
Audi A3 Sportback & Audi e-tron world premiere presented by Mark Webber:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 9:50 a.m. CET (3:50 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: Audi MediaTV
https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/audimediatv/video/world-premiere-audi-quattro-reborn-4976

Porsche GIMS 2020 Live Stream time and location
Porsche live stream March 3rd 2020 at 10:10 a.m. CET (4:10 a.m. EST New York)

PORSCHE GIMS 2020 live stream details

Porsche will present the new flagship of the 911 series.
Confirmed
Top model of the 911 series with live stream premiere:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 10:10 a.m. CET (4:10 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: On the Porsche NewsTV website
https://newstv.porsche.com/en/

Rimac Automobili GIMS 2020 Live Stream
Rimac news TBA

RIMAC GIMS 2020 live stream details

“We were all set but sadly the #GimsSwiss was cancelled due to #COVID2019 Determination of our team over the last few weeks to finalise everything has been amazing, and we’re disappointed not to be able to show you the results just yet. Show or no show, we’ll share our news soon! .”
WHEN: TBA
WHERE: TBA

Alpine Cars GIMS 2020 Live stream
Alpine Cars live stream March 3rd 2020 at 11:30 a.m. CET (5:30 a.m. EST New York)

ALPINE CARS GIMS 2020 live stream details

In spite of the cancellation of the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show, Alpine maintains its press conference and will meet you on Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:30 am (CET). Follow us live on the Alpine YouTube.
Confirmed
Alpine Cars Press Conference:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 11:30 a.m. CET (5:30 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: Alpine YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzH4Iwlm8kI09wXbgHvFfIg

Morgan Motor Company GIMS 2020 Live Stream
Morgan Motor Company live stream March 3rd 2020 at 13:30 p.m. CET (7:30 a.m. EST New York)

MORGAN MOTOR COMPANY GIMS 2020 live stream details
“Geneva International Motor Show Plan B! In true Morgan spirit, the show must go on. Whilst we won’t be revealing a car in Geneva, we will be doing so back in the UK. And where more appropriate than the original 1914 workshop at our home in Malvern Link? We’ll be hosting a launch that will be filmed and broadcast on YouTube for the wider community. The launch will go ahead as planned on Tuesday, and we can’t wait to share our new car with you all. Those interested will also have opportunity to view the cars in person here in Malvern for the week following the launch, please contact your local Dealership who will be facilitating booked viewings.”
Confirmed
Morgan Motor Company Press Conference:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 13:30 p.m. CET (7:30 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: Morgan Motor YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ3miVWSbZpbrbKrV1JSjGg

Koenigsegg GIMS 2020 live stream Jesko 500
Koenigsegg live stream March 3rd 2020 at 14:00 p.m. CET (8:00 a.m. EST New York)

KOENIGSEGG AUTOMOTIVE GIMS 2020 live stream details

“The Show Must Go On….” Koenigsegg have confirmed they will be holding an online event from their stand in Geneva in place of traditional activities.
Confirmed
Koenigsegg Press Conference:
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 at 14:00 p.m. CET (8:00 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: Koenigsegg YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/KoenigseggSweden

Aston Martin live stream press conference March 4th 2020 at 8:00am London - 9:00 a.m. CET
Aston Martin live stream press conference March 4th 2020 at 8:00am London – 9:00 a.m. CET

ASTON MARTIN GIMS 2020 live stream details

Aston Martin’s first SUV given bespoke treatment for the cancelled 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
DBX now includes three levels of ‘Q by Aston Martin’ – Commission, Collection & Accessories.
Geneva example offers inspiration for existing and prospective DBX customers worldwide and will likely be revealed via the confirmed live stream press conference from Gaydon, UK.
Confirmed
Aston Martin Press Conference:
WHEN: Wednesday, March 4th 2020 at 8:00am London, 9:00 a.m. CET (3:00 a.m. EST New York)
WHERE: Aston Martin Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/user/AstonMartin

Zenvo Automotive GIMS 2020
Zenvo Automotive will not live stream.

ZENVO AUTOMOTIVE

“We regret to hear the news that GIMS 2020 is officially cancelled due to the ongoing virus outbreak. A lot of plans will come undone for exhibitors, visitors, and everyone else involved in this show. However, we respect the decision to prioritize public safety and well-being. Stay tuned for upcoming Zenvo news. We look forward to seeing you at other venues later this year!”

More to come as details are revealed ……

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Lamborghini To Recall 26 Aventador SVJ’s Due To Faulty Door Locks

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Lamborghini set to recall 26 Aventador SVJ Coupes and Roadsters produced between December 2019 and January 2020 to replace a possible faulty door locking mechanism.

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself the owner of a 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe or Roadster, then you may also be unlucky enough to have to hand it back to your local Lamborghini Dealer….but only for a short time to check if they need to replace a possible faulty door lock.

You May Have To Hand Back Your Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Credit: Lamborghini
You May Have To Hand Back Your Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. Credit: Lamborghini

In a Safety Recall Report issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Lamborghini have identified the possibility that 26 Aventador SVJ Coupes and Roadster produced between December 2019 and January 2020 may be at risk of having a faulty door locking mechanism.

 According to the report, in January 2020 during end of line quality checks Lamborghini verified a few cases of non-operative internal door handles. An internal investigation was launched to determine the root cause and results revealed there’s a 40% chance additional vehicles produced between December 2019 and January 2020 may also present with the same issue over time.

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster First Revealed At The Geneva Motor Show. Credit: Lamborghini
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster First Revealed At The Geneva Motor Show. Credit: Lamborghini

The defect was caused by a “non-properly trained new operator” who may not have “correctly engaged the Bowden cable pin inside the internal door handles during the manual assembly step of the components.”

The possible risk caused from this human error is that “over time the internal door handle mechanism may fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment risk. This failure could lead to the inability to operate the handles from inside the vehicle with a safety risk in case of emergency.”

Lamborghini did note that the outside handles operation are guaranteed by a different component and its functionality is not affected, ensuring it is still possible to open the doors normally from the outside.

Can Still Escape The Aventador SVJ Roadster If Need Be. Credit: Lamborghini
Can Still Escape The Aventador SVJ Roadster If Need Be. Credit: Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe and Roadsters of concern for recall have a VIN range of ZHWUM6ZD4LLA09411 – ZHWUN6ZD1LLA09511 (not sequential) so if you’ve taken delivery of a Lamborghini between December 2019 and now it might be worth checking your VIN.

Lamborghini plans to notify all owners of affected vehicles between May 1 2020 – June 1 2020 and will instruct them to arrange an appointment with their authorized Lamborghini dealer so that the whole internal door handle can be replaced free of charge.

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Stephan Winklemann Explains the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport in Detail

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Bugatti President Stephan Winklemann and colleagues explain the finer details of the new €3 million Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport revealed earlier this month.

Leading a presentation from Bugatti’s stately headquarters at the Château St. Jean and Bugatti Atelier in Molsheim earlier this month, President Stephen Winklemann was joined by Managing Director of Production and Logistics Christophe Piochon, Head of Development Stefan Ellrot and Deputy Design Director Frank Heyl as they elaborated on the aspects that make the Chiron Pur Sport what it is.

All the Bug’s lined up at Château St. Jean. Credit: Bugatti

Standing alongside the new Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport and Bugatti’s most recent offerings, the “Golden Era inspired” La Voiture Noir, the EB110 inspired Centodieci and the record breaking Chiron Super Sport 300+, Stephan Winklemann introduced the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport.

Bugatti President Stephan Winklemann at the Bugatti Atelier. Credit: Bugatti
Bugatti President Stephan Winklemann at the Bugatti Atelier. Credit: Bugatti

Speaking on the overall design, Stephan referenced the immediate visual points of difference from the original Chiron, beginning with the large rear wing and massive rear diffuser before moving onto the larger air intakes at the front of the car that help to improve aerodynamics and increase downforce.

The New Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. Credit: Bugatti
The New Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport. Credit: Bugatti

Focusing on the wheel design, Stephan noted the wheels have “negative camber of 2.5 degrees” (meaning the bottom of the specially designed tyres sit further out than at the top), with springs 60% stiffer compared to the Chiron and gear ratio shortened by 18%, which improves the elasticity of the car by 40%. This combined with an overall weight reduction and a weight to power ratio of 1:1.8 means the Chiron Pur Sport is capable of hitting 0-62mph in 2.3 seconds.

Bugatti Head of Development Stephan Ellrot discussing technicals. Credit: Bugatti
Bugatti Head of Development Stephan Ellrot discussing technicals. Credit: Bugatti

Commenting on the technical aspects of the Chiron Pur Sport, Bugatti’s Head of Development Stefan Ellrot drew attention to the fact that “the W16 engine has been increased maximum revs 200rpm leading to 6900rpm (in total), which fits together with the gearbox with the shortened gear ratios and all 7 gears, optimizing acceleration but more importantly, increasing the elasticity up to 40-45% which you can feel immediately when driving the car.”

Frank Heyl - Bugatti Deputy Design Director. Credit: Bugatti
Frank Heyl – Bugatti Deputy Design Director. Credit: Bugatti

Reflecting on the finer aesthetic details of the Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, Deputy Design Director Frank Heyl was quick to again emphasize “form follows performance”, noting that the front air takes of the Pur Sport have been increased and the horseshoe design enlarged significantly to make it look more aggressive while assisting aerodynamics and being careful not to detract from the overall performance.

At the rear of the car, the unmissable 1.9 meter rear wing has been designed to help counterbalance the increased downforce created by the front of the car and visually speaking, a new horizontal split has been introduced that acts to reduce the visual height of the car, making it appear lower to the ground and more streamlined.

Production of the 60 limited edition Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport’s is expected to begin second half of 2020 with prices starting at €3 million excluding VAT.

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New Rolls-Royce Roadster: The Dawn Silver Bullet Collection

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Rolls-Royce embodies the spirit of the roaring twenties by introducing its first Collection Car of the new decade, the Dawn Silver Bullet Collection.
Rolls Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection side profile sketch
A profile sketch of the Dawn Silver Bullet Collection. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
  • New Rolls-Royce open-top roadster
  • Limited to 50 examples
  • An ode to the 1920’s

The 1920’s are frequently referred to as the “Roaring Twenties” while in Europe they’re sometimes referred to as the “Golden Age” because of the economic boom following World War I. In France you may hear the period referred to as the “Crazy Years”.

The Roaring Twenties were a period in history of dramatic social and political change. For the first time ever, more Americans lived in cities than on farms.Some countries saw the rise of radical political movements while others had a social, artistic, and cultural explosion.

America, for one, tried to assert some control over the unruly immigrant masses who crowded the nation’s cities with the Prohibition. This was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages from 1920 to 1933

Rolls Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection top view sketch
Only 50 examples of the Dawn Silver Bullet Collection will be made. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

America’s total wealth more than doubled between 1920 and 1929, and this economic growth swept many Americans into an affluent “consumer society.” Americans had extra money to spend and they spent it on consumer goods, with the most important consumer product of the 1920s being the automobile, as cars gave young people the freedom to go where they pleased and do what they wanted.

With the 1920’s ending, many were left with a prosperity hangover. In September and October 1929 the London Stock Exchange and Wall Street Crash occurred, marking the beginnings of the Great Depression.

100 years on from the beginning of the crazy years, 2020 finds Rolls-Royce attempting to capture the carefree attitude of those far-off days in a bold, contemporary car designed for today’s non-conformists and pleasure-seekers. The car is the first Collection Car from Rolls-Royce for the new decade and is the Rolls-Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection.

Rolls Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection aero cowling windbreak badge
The vapor blasted titanium aero cowling windbreak badge. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

This open-top roadster iteration of Rolls-Royce Dawn is designed to be like a silver bullet and features a dash in a newly commissioned ultra-metallic silver bespoke paint finish. Also greeting the driver and companion as they step in is a contemporary and unique open-pore carbon fibre fascia. Continuing to draw inspiration from the famed fashion of rebellious youth from the 1920’s, the Dawn Silver Bullet’s transmission tunnel has been quilted in a way that draws inspiration from trendy A-1 style brown leather jackets of the era while the aero cowling windbreak displays the Silver Bullet name via machined text on a vapor-blasted titanium surface.

Rolls Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection quilted leather transmission tunnel
The Dawn Silver Bullet Collection features a quilted leather transmission tunnel. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Contrasting the car’s silver hue, The Dawn Silver Bullet Collection features some dark exterior detailing with dark headlights and a new dark front bumper finisher which is then complimented with part-polished wheels that offer a translucent shadow finish with a single silver pinstripe.

The Rolls-Royce Dawn Silver Bullet Collection will be limited to just 50 cars worldwide.

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