Jaguar has announced a new partnership with Intel for development of future vehicle infotainment systems, including a new Technology R&D centre in Portland, Oregon.
This strategic partnership will bring the latest technology to Jaguar automobile lines to power the infotainment systems, allowing Jaguar to deliver the best in-car infotainment experiences.
“Working with Intel will help both partners define and develop platforms and systems appropriate for premium global brands like Jaguar and Land Rover. This will ultimately develop unique and innovative technologies that will continue to drive the appeal of our products. Our research and the partnerships we are developing in the US will help us ensure our new products remain innovative and globally competitive.” Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Director, said.
Read more at http://newsroom.jaguarlandrover.com/en-gb/jlr-corp/news/2013/11/jlr_intel_collaboration_201113/
Italian car manufacturer Maserati will spend 2014 celebrating their centennial anniversary in style. Starting with the launch of a new website, www.maserati100.com, and continuing on throughout the year.
Join the celebration at your local Maserati dealership
When the Miami Heat won the NBA Championship in June 2013, tens of thousands of fans lined the streets of Miami to help celebrate the victory with a parade.
The cars for the parade were provided by the premier luxury car dealership The Collection. Dwayne Wade is a brand ambassador for the Collection, so who better to supply the cars?
On parade were four Jaguars (including three F-TYPES), three Maseratis, three Porsches, two Ferraris, a McLaren, an Audi, and an Aston Martin.
Take a look at the parade and all the white hot cars in this video put together by The Collection
The 43rd Annual Miami International Auto Show, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, kicked off on November 8th and ran through the 17th this year.
At the show, several hundred new vehicles were presented by over 40 major manufacturers.
The Collection, Miami’s premier luxury car dealership, presenting the long awaited Maserati Ghibli. Italian vehicles have never been so accessible, as the Maserati Ghibli starts at just $65,600. Yet it remains untouched in terms of luxury and lifestyle.
Other show highlights included a Havana Classics exhibit that featured 12 automobiles that are reminiscent of Cuba, like a 1936 Ford Cabriolet originally owned by Katharine Hepburn and a Topless in Miami exhibit which featured convertible versions of models like the Porsche 911 4S Carrera Cabriolet.
Look for the 44th Annual auto show next year from November 7-16, 2014.
Miami International Auto Show 2013
Image source: The Collection
Explore the history of the Porsche 911 with a new website from Porsche Cars.
From the beginning, the Porsche 911 won the hearts of Sports Car enthusiast when it was unveiled as the successor to the Porsche 356 at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show in 1963.
Porsche has paid tribute to this successful line by issuing the Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition. This car has the style of the 1963 911, but with the technology you expect from a Porsche from 2013.
Porsche 911 50th Anniversary Edition
Explore the history of the Porsche 911 http://www.porsche.com/microsite/911-50/usa.aspx
Finally, after 40 years, Jaguar makes a return in creating its next true sport car: the Jaguar F-Type. The F-Type differs from the svelte and elegant E-Type by taking the form of a compact powerhouse that shows off its high-performance features.
The new Jaguar lineup showcases three different types of engines: The F-Type, F-Type S and the V8 engine. The F-Type engines, with two 3.0-liter V6 Engines, have an approximate 40 horsepower difference, with the F-Type S leading as the best performing engine. The V8 makes a huge jump from 380 to 495 horsepower which makes it the superior for power and performance.
The new Jaguar F-Type brings comfort and speed into the hands of the consumer. Decked out with a full touch screen infotainment & navigation system, and the double-stitched leather décor bring forth luxury in this new sports car. The 8-speed ZF automatic transmission also brings the speed. Overall whether it’s speed or luxury – the Jaguar F-Type caters to both.
The 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage now has a successor, the V12 Vantage S. A newly altered engine, suspension and gear changes are some of the features for consumers to notice in the new 2015 model, which was previously announced to be a 2014 model but has now changed to 2015.
The style may not be all that different from last year’s model, but if looking closely, the difference is the Aston’s front grille. The outgoing car features six horizontal aluminum vanes; the new models have a carbon fiber or titanium mesh. The 10-spoke alloy wheels bring out a fresh addition to the model as well.
While the Vantage S predecessor was only available with a three-pedal, six-speed manual gearbox mid-mounted in the chassis, the new model loses the old fashion transmission in favor of a standard Sportshift III AMT. The Sportshift III AMT is built with a seven speed, single-clutch automated manual transmission with electronic shift-by-wire controls.
Overall, the new Vantage S model is faster and more agile than its predecessor, and is sure to give you a good ride with its new features.
Read more at: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/10/17/2014-aston-martin-v12-vantage-s-review-first-drive/