e.GO Mobile Opens New Brand and Experience Store in Berlin

Following the successful unveiling of e.wave X in Berlin, presented by e.GO Mobile brand ambassador, Neymar Jr., the next generation line-up model e.wave X will now be available in the new Brand Store at Berlin’s fashion street Kurfürstendamm from today onwards.

The innovative independent German electric car manufacturer, Next.e.GO Mobile SE, is now setting a new benchmark in the customer experience with brand stores that are more than just a point of sales. “For us the brand store is much more than a place to display our cars or get a test drive; it is a place to connect with our customers and form a community to get involved and make a collective difference” explains Ali Vezvaei, Chairman of the Board of Next.e.GO Mobile SE.

The e.wave X offers far more than just a means of transport. It is a modern, practical and innovative urban 4-seater that fits into almost any parking slot, hassle-free maintain and is developed with sustainability and purpose in mind. The 3D design, driving behaviour, charging system and lots of user interfaces of the e.wave X offer a unique user experience. The e.wave X is expected to achieve an urban range of 240 km* with a peak power of 80 KW and a price starting at 24.990 Euro*, excluding subsidies. The charging capacity is broad from the regular house plug all the way up to 11 kWh. The vehicle is equipped with a 23″ ultrawide cockpit and instrument cluster as well as many innovative and connected features to provide a seamless user experience.

e.GO Mobile is building its cars in a very unique way, using material very similar to that of the aviation industry. A 3D Aluminium spaceframe design planked with an innovative polymer outer shell where the colour runs through the entire material, so that scratches and impacts are barely visible. Furthermore, the exterior is easier to maintain and repair but also unlocks the possibility of changing the exterior (re-skinning) to offer various color choices for the same vehicle over its life cycle.

In the new Brand Store on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm (216), visitors can experience the e.GO way of building cars, the new model e.wave X and are also able to reserve directly on site. The Brand Store is open from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The beauty of power and the power of beauty

Battista is the very essence of Italian sports car design, with sensual curves that relate to the most celebrated cars of the ’60s. This was the moment in time when sensual design in cars accelerated, and Pininfarina was the undisputed leader of this movement. The body form of Battista speaks this Italian language, with the details developed in collaboration with each car’s owner adding unique personality.

The Exterior Jewellery Pack of the Battista is an important design element made out of aluminium, that can be customised into a bespoke painted or anodised variant.

The striking new colour Giallo Arneis, inspired by one of Piedmont’s most celebrated white wine grapes, is subtly repeated inside Battista’s driver-focussed cockpit. Its quilted seatbacks and door cards, trimmed in locally sourced semi-aniline leather, are hand-stitched in the same striking golden yellow with Battista’s trademark ‘triangolo’ motif.

To find out more about the unique personalisation programme available for the world’s first fully electric hyper GT, come into the beautiful world of Pininfarina.

Ferrari officially teases its Purosangue SUV

“You’ve heard the rumors, and we’re delighted to confirm that some of them are true”, said the Prancing Horse of Maranello on social media. This caption is joined by the very first design preview of the Purosangue, which is the Italian automaker’s very first utility vehicle and five-door vehicle.

‘Il commendatore’ Enzo Ferrari may be rolling in his grave as we speak, but on the other hand, it’s all in vain. Considering how many examples of the Urus are sold each year by the Raging Bull of Sant’Agata Bolognese, it’s the perfect moment for the Prancing Horse of Maranello to launch a great-handling sport utility vehicle.

With most high-end marques producing a high-performance SUV, many enthusiasts have hoped that Ferrari wouldn’t cave with a model of its own. Well, it’s coming and the Italian supercar builder has released an official first look at the vehicle, which the company is calling a ‘genuine game changer’ and a ‘car whose bloodline can be traced back through our 75-year history of innovation, evolution and uncompromising performance’.  

But no word has been said on the engine that will power Ferrari’s first SUV. While it’s unlikely to be a V12, it could be a V8 or perhaps a similar V6 Hybrid from the 296 GTB. Regardless, power is likely to be on par with the Lamborghini Urus, Aston Martin DBX, and undoubtedly more than models like the Mercedes-AMG G63. Only time will tell what exactly that means but one thing’s for sure. It’s going to be very, very fast. Ferrari plans to reveal its first-ever SUV later this year. 

Stay tuned to Yakymour for official information. For now, take a look at the teaser above. Come into the beautiful world of Ferrari.

PlantFuel Athlete Natalie Decker Wins First Leg of 2022 Trans Am Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway

PlantFuel Life Inc., the scientifically focused plant-based wellness company is proud to announce that PlantFuel Athlete Natalie Decker placed first in the 2022 Trans Am Series at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Natalie Decker, one of the top professional female motorsports drivers in the world, driving the Audi R8 sponsored by PlantFuel takes first place in her class at the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina.

The Trans Am Series is one of the longest-running championships in motorsports, celebrating its 55th season. Decker made history in 2020 as the first female driver to place top five in a top-three tier NASCAR race at Daytona, and she continues to make her mark in the sport with this Trans Am Series win in her class, 5th overall.

What a thrill it was to race at the Roval in Charlotte, in my backyard, with PlantFuel and win against such a talented class. I’m beyond grateful.

Natalie Decker.

Developed by athletes, formulated by doctors, and clinically proven for optimal performance, PlantFuel is a premium plant-based health and wellness company founded by former NFL player and serial entrepreneur Brad Pyatt. Natalie Decker was PlantFuel’s first athlete partner in motorsports beginning with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the famed Daytona 500 in February 2022 and continuing into the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli.

“We’re so proud of Natalie’s win at the Trans Am Series in Charlotte as it really displays her commitment and dedication to motorsports, embodying everything we love about being a PlantFuel athlete,” says Brad Pyatt, PlantFuel CEO.

About Natalie Decker

Natalie Decker is a professional stock car race driver who competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series driving for Reasume Brothers Racing. She has also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, the ARCA Menards Series, the Trans Am Series, and was a Drive for Diversity participant. 

About PlantFuel Life Inc.

PlantFuel Life Inc (also known as PlantFuel) is a scientifically focused, plant-based wellness company managed by successful entrepreneurs with extensive experience in the areas of consumer-packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. Come into the beautiful world of PlanFfuel Life.

Bentley Stockholm inaugurates its brand new showroom in the Swedish capital

Bentley Stockholm, the latest brand new Bentley retail facility, officially opened its new premises in the capital of Sweden. The launch event featured some of the most-exclusive Bentley models to date.    

Located just off the E20 and the E4, the new showroom offers an easy access to the larger showroom facilities with 900 sqm of space, accommodating a new and pre-owned vehicles area with the latest Bentley Corporate Identity.

A commissioning area is on hand to help visitors build their own unique Bentley vehicle. For those who are inclined to take their customised Bentley even further, this area is also the place to explore the world of Mulliner, Bentley Motors customisation department, where the most unique and creative ideas are brought to life.

For this occasion, guests welcomed a special star amongst them, with the national debut of the Flying Spur Hybrid in Azure Purple and its Damson interior (see photos). This new model line-up proves that hybridisation does not compromise luxury performance.

The Flying Spur Hybrid uses a highly innovative third powertrain to deliver an unperceivable blend between the internal combustion engine and electric motor to offer refined serenity regardless of the driving mode or style. The exterior subtle visual differences include a ‘Hybrid’ front fender badge, quad oval tailpipes and a covered universal charging point on the left hand rear fender.

Joined by the first true luxury plug-in hybrid SUV, the Bentayga Hybrid in Viridian featuring Mulliner’s Black Specification, which includes a 22” Ten Spoke Directional Wheel – painted in black, Black specification, and sports pedals amongst other options. To round it up, the personalised GT Mulliner in Sequin Blue with a Linen interior and a striking Grand Black Veneer fascia handcrafted by Mulliner made an appearance.     

With the Beyond100 strategy, Bentley is focusing on redefining the benchmark as a leader in sustainable luxury mobility. The Bacalar Car Zero in Scarab green paint with a retrimmed cabin displays the  sustainable craftsmanship. The materials include paint containing ash from rice husks, which provides a sustainable way of delivering a rich metallic finish, natural British wool and 5,000-year-old Riverwood sourced from the ancient Fenlands of East Anglia. 

Only 12 units were produced and each one of them is a unique masterpiece. Bentley is accelerating its Beyond100 strategy and committed with a sustainable investment of £2.5 billion to transform the entire production portfolio and Crewe into a world – leading ‘Dream Factory’. Innovative steps to run the first full EV model down the assembly line by 2025, whist becoming carbon neutral, and having a zero impact production by 2030. 

The new showroom is located at: 

Bentley Stockholm 
Sveavägen 167
11346 Stockholm 
Come into the beautiful world of Bentley.   

Exciting New LC ‘Hokkaido Edition’ Brings Grand Touring Fun

Lexus comes with a new version of the LC Coupé and LC Convertible, namely the Hokkaido Edition. This limited edition has specific details for the exterior and interior, and according to Lexus it is the ideal combination between luxury and dynamic driving behaviour.

The Hokkaido Edition takes its name from the volcanic island of Hokkaido in northern Japan, where Lexus also has a test track. It was on this island where the famed Lexus LFA was tested at the Lexus Shibetsu Proving Ground. The island is full of helmsman roads on which the Hokkaido Edition is tuned.

Not only the nature is beautiful, thanks to the many height differences and bends the roads are fantastic. Despite its name, this Lexus is primarily intended as a relaxed and luxurious Gran Tourer. The new variant is available on a limited basis in both coupé form and convertible. The former also comes with a hybrid powertrain.

The volcano theme extends beyond just the name. This is reflected in both the interior and the exterior. The combination of sportiness as well as luxury and comfort is reflected in the colors chosen for the interior. The seats and dashboard are upholstered in black leather, as are the steering wheel and gear knob.

The LC Hokkaido Edition is especially recognizable by the interior, where dark red upholstery on the center armrest and the armrest for the driver immediately catches the eye. Part of the dashboard on the driver’s side is also finished in that color, while the co-driver only looks out on black leather. Lexus thus creates two zones in the interior, as it were. The seats are upholstered in black leather, but the outside of the ‘cheeks’ are also dark red.

Furthermore, the Hokkaido Edition has a unique molding inside and the analog clock next to the infotainment screen is framed with a red border. A numbered plaque in front of the gear selector of the automatic transmission emphasizes once again that you are on the road with a unique variant.

The Hokkaido Edition is available in four colors: Flare Red, Graphite Black, Sonic Platinum and F White. The jet black grille and rear light housing provide additional contrast, further emphasizing the car’s duality. The underside of the rear bumper has silver accents. In addition, the new edition will receive special 21-inch rims. The Convertible can also be recognized by a dark red hood.

Then the engines. Nothing changes there. The Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition comes with a 3.5-liter V6 Multi-Stage Hybrid or a pounding 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine. The same power source as in the original LC500. It delivers a volcanic eruption with its 477 hp of power and a maximum torque of 540 Nm. With those numbers you tap a top speed of 270 kilometers per hour and you shoot from 0 to 100 in 4.4 seconds.

Lexus makes a total of 80 copies of the Hokkaido Edition for the European market: 40 Coupés and 40 Convertibles. The Coupé is available as LC500h and LC500, the Convertible is only available as LC500. Lexus will announce the prices at the beginning of April. Incidentally, Lexus is building more copies of this limited edition than the total number of LCs that the brand has delivered in the Netherlands since its introduction in 2017. That’s because there are only 61.

The Lexus LC Hokkaido Edition can be ordered in the Netherlands (and most other European countries) from April this year. But if you ask Mr. Louwman if he would like to keep one aside for you, he will certainly do so. Come into the beautiful world of Lexus.

Porsche unveils the Macan T: between entry-level and S

Porsche has now unveiled its latest model: the Macan T, a model between entry-level Macan and Macan S, giving those interested a slightly more accessible option for next year. Now, the German carmaker’s first Touring SUV is here.

Porsche aficionados know what the T badge stands for. Short for ‘Touring’ (not the Italian coachbuilder), the Macan T will be the German carmaker’s first model outside of the 718 and 911 as well as the first four-door to receive the ‘T’ badging, demarcating its entry-level nature.

Traditionally, Touring models fill a gap between base and midrange trims in Porsche’s lineup, offering a bit more excitement without going to extremes. That’s exactly the case here, as the Macan T sits squarely between the standard model and the Macan S.

Despite its category, the Macan T will still offer drivers plenty when it comes to power and handling. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine pushes out 261 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, while a Porsche Active Suspension Management system comes standard with the option to upgrade to adaptive air suspension and anti-roll bars.

You’ll also get the Porsche Traction Management system that pushes power bias to the rear axle, while the optional Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus package elevates the car’s handling even more. Porsche says the Macan T can reach 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than the base model. Top speed is still 144 mph.

Performance aside, it also looks as good as it drives. The Macan T comes with some visual enhancements both outside and within. The Macan T takes on an Agate Gray Metallic trim by the front bumper, side mirrors, side blades, roof spoiler and rear logo.

Rear logos are also gray, and for some added darkness, while the Sport tailpipes take on a gloss black finishing along with its window surrounds. The 20-inch model-specific wheels come in a sleek Dark Titanium to complement the car’s sporty looks too.

As for its interior, you’ll find eight-way power and heated sport seats wrapped in Sport-Tex Stripe patterning paired with silver stitching. Driver and passengers will also find a heated GT Sport steering wheel, a Sport Chrono stopwatch in the dash, and black aluminum door sills with ‘Macan T’ embossing.

You can order your Macan T now. Unfortunately, there’s currently no availability and pricing information yet for the Porsche Macan T, so those interested should stay tuned for more updates to come. Come into the beautiful world of Porsche.

Moke America Announces Special Edition Juliska Moke, Exclusively at Neiman Marcus

Loved by celebrities, socialites and musicians, Moke has a cool history. Today, inspired By Juliska’s Table & Home Collections, this Elegant Limited Edition Moke Is Electric, Street Legal And Fun To Drive

Moke America has partnered with renowned home goods brand Juliska on a custom Moke that evokes a charming picnic in the country. Juliska incorporated their Chambray Field of Flowers, Tartan and Country Estate collections into this limited edition Moke America. The resulting collaboration is a dreamy version of Moke America’s electric, street legal low speed vehicle. The limited-edition Juliska edition Moke is exclusively on display at select Neiman Marcus locations across the country through the Spring season.

I spent magical childhood vacations in Portugal where we zipped around in the original petrol-powered Mokes, so I was thrilled to discover Moke America had reinvented this charming vehicle into a modern electric version. We were thrilled to customize this Moke to incorporate three of our iconic Juliska blue designs to create the most romantic vehicle in town!

David Gooding, Juliska’s CEO and co-founder

We love Juliska’s aesthetic, and we were so excited to see how they incorporated their brand’s classic patterns and vibes onto our Moke,” said Todd Rome, Moke America’s CEO and co-founder. “It dovetails perfectly with our philosophy of good living, especially in some of our most popular markets like the Hamptons, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Palm Beach”.

Unique features of the Juliska Moke include a custom Field of Flowers exterior and interior wrap, Country Estate tire cover, Chambray Tartan Bimini top, rattan 2-cup holder and faux grass mats (front and back)—all of which were designed by Juliska. The electric Moke also boasts white rims, white seats and bench, Bluetooth stereo and backup camera. The Moke is street legal on all roads 35 MPH and reaches a top speed of 25 MPH.

Special Edition Juliska Moke, part of Juliska’s Field of Flowers Chambray collection. See it now at Neiman Marcus in Coral Gables.

The special edition Juliska Moke retails for $30,000 (excluding delivery, shipping surcharge and tax), and can be purchased by calling 866-506-4608.

About Moke America

The throwback classic cruiser from the ’60s, beloved by stars such as Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret and Jacqueline Onassis, has been reinvented by Moke America. Electric, street legal and versatile, Moke America runs on good vibes. Plug it in for 40 miles of fun, from the beach to the streets. It reaches a top speed of 25 mph, allowing it for use on city streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. Customizable in 12 bright colors, the Moke turns heads and lights up Instagram feeds.

Come in the beautiful world of Moke America.

Donkervoort Factory Tour

Donkervoort Factory Tour! On Saterday 26 February, it won’t be just the doors of their showroom that will be opened. During the Factory Tour, you will be entering our factory floor and be guided through all the stages of how they handbuild their supercars.

Donkervoort Automobielen BV is a manufacturer of authentic hand-built and ultra light weight sports cars based in Lelystad, Netherlands. The car brand was founded in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort.
In 1996, Donkervoort’s Ford engines were replaced by Audi engines. Donkervoort’s motto – “No Compromise” – means driving without any electronic aids such as ABS (Anti-lock braking system), Electronic stability program (ESP) or power steering.

The Donkervoort Factory Tour is available in English.. Get your tickets for an exclusive look behind the scenes in the Donkervoort Store here. Come into the beautiful world of Donkervoort.

Donkervoort Automobielen B.V.
Pascallaan 96
NL-8218 NJ Lelystad
The Netherlands

Bentley Continental GT Speed awarded Car Of The Year by Robb Report

Bentley Motors is proud to announce that Robb Report has awarded Car of the Year to the Bentley Continental GT Speed.

We are proud and excited that the Bentley Continental GT Speed has been awarded Robb Report’s Car of the Year award. This is further proof that the GT Speed is the ultimate expression of Bentley performance, with that high level of performance achieved in harmony with the design and luxury that Bentley customers expect.

Christophe Georges, President, and CEO of Bentley Americas.

Robb Report’s Car of the Year judging panel is made up of 178 readers as well as Robb Report’s automotive editorial staff who evaluate the competing vehicles in five categories – looks, performance, luxury and comfort, utility, and intangible tiebreakers such as ‘wow-factor’ and collectability. At the conclusion of the two-part test, held in Napa, California and Boca Raton, Florida, the Bentley Continental GT Speed topped the field of ten vehicles to win the Car of the Year. The result is the third overall win for Bentley since the contest’s inception, and all with the Continental; the others being the Continental GT in 2004 followed by the GT Convertible in 2007.

“This year’s event was memorable for so many reasons, but the photo finish between Ferrari and Bentley for first place was something special,” says Paul Croughton, Editor in Chief of Robb Report. “Congratulations to Bentley—with the GT Speed it has produced a superlative vehicle that combines strength, elegance and comfort in the most beautiful package”.

Robb Report judges praise the GT Speed on its high level of performance and luxury, claiming it as “channelling the spirit of Le Mans within the sanctuary worthy of Kublai Khan”, and “The GT Speed is the perfect blend of beauty, power, and, grace”.

The GT Speed is the most dynamic road car in Bentley’s history and the ultimate performance-focused interpretation of Bentley’s definitive Grand Tourer. Continuing the long tradition of Speed variants, the current generation GT Speed features an upgraded version of the 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine that delivers 650 bhp. To help deliver a level of agility unlike any other Bentley road car, it is also equipped with Electronic All-Wheel Steering and an electronic limited-slip differential. At the same time, the GT Speed maintains the luxury, comfort, and usability of the rest of the Bentley lineup. 

Come into the beautiful world of Bentley.