Pininfarina Battista in elegant Verde Paradiso

The striking lines of the Automobili Pininfarina Battista weave cutting-edge aerodynamics with timeless Italian design. A lightweight all-carbon body, finished here in elegant Verde Paradiso, references Pininfarina’s trademark Sixties sensuality, while breakthrough technologies beneath deliver a driving experience utterly without parallel. 

Whether outside or within, Pininfarina’s past and present have come together in the Battista to offer a unique sensory experience that makes Italy’s first purely electric hyper GT as unforgettable to drive as it is to behold. 

The Pininfarina Battista is exclusively available through Louwman Exclusive. At Louwman Exclusive they stand for realizing your dreams. Whether it’s a boyhood dream or a dream ‘to be one of the big boys’. And the Automobili Pininfarina Battista certainly belongs to the latter category. Because we’re not just talking about a car, we’re talking about the future of hypercars. At Louwman Exclusive they are happy to help you and ensure that you can really experience the Battista.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Louwman Exclusive and Pininfarina.

Inspired by nature

A revolution in the automotive industry. That’s the Automobili Pininfarina Battista. This is the world’s first luxury electric hypercar. Because the Battista will be faster than current Formula 1 cars, it will be the most powerful car designed and built in Italy. The car goes from 0 to 100 in less than 2 seconds and produces 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm of torque. Numbers to ponder for a moment. With a full carbon fiber body, the Battista is the visual definition of technology and driver-focused design.

Piedmont, Pininfarina’s home in Italy, is unique from a geographical perspective in that it is surrounded on three sides by the Alps. This spectacular scenery proves to be a constant source of inspiration to their design team, perhaps epitomised by the stunning specification you see here.

Finished in Verde Alpino and complemented by a striking red interior, this pure-electric hyper GT resonates with the colours of a vista that stretches out across the hills of Piedmont and into some of the highest peaks and the largest glaciers in Italy. It is an environment enjoyed by many among the Automobili Pininfarina family of designers and engineers.

This unique specification of solid Verde Alpino combined with brave red Alcantara showcases a different character of the Battista – one that simultaneously emphasises the vehicle’s luxury and elegance and yet presents a more powerful look that underlines the potential of the powertrain – a potential that is, even in relation to nature, extraordinary.

The Pininfarina Battista is exclusively available through Louwman Exclusive. At Louwman Exclusive they stand for realizing your dreams. Whether it’s a boyhood dream or a dream ‘to be one of the big boys’. And the Automobili Pininfarina Battista certainly belongs to the latter category. Because we’re not just talking about a car, we’re talking about the future of hypercars. At Louwman Exclusive they are happy to help you and ensure that you can really experience the Battista.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Louwman Exclusive and Pininfarina.

Ares Marbella Studio, a few steps from Puerto Banus harbour

A few interesting details about the Ares Marbella Studio: located at Avenida de Julio Iglesias, a few steps from the Puerto Banus harbour entrance, the showroom hosts three stunning examples of the company’s bespoke design capabilities.

On the first floor, the Ares Land Rover Defender Spec 1.2 and the Ares Scrambler for BMW R nineT motorbike welcome customers in Ares style, but it is on the upper floor that they unveil a full-scale model of its much-admired Ares S1 Spyder, a must-see wonder!

Ares Modena, Engineers of Emotions. Come into the beautiful world of Ares.

Stunning: Pagani Huayra BC Pacchetto Tempesta

Italian supercarmaker Pagani has unveiled the Huarya BC Pacchetto Tempesta – or simply put, a super-limited, more powerful, and somehow more stunning-looking iteration of the Huarya. 

The new Huarya BC Pacchetto Tempesta celebrates ten years of the Huarya’s existence, and is fitted with ‘state-of-the-art technical and artisan solutions’ that have been designed to keep Pagani’s roster updated and consistently exciting. With the Pacchetto Tempesta package, the Huarya sports a beautiful full carbon fiber body in a dark green hue that’s contrasted with dark grey running down the middle of the car, starting from the carbon frunk to the glass-covered cockpit to the carbon fiber engine cover.

As for the engine, Horacio Pagani has upgraded the twin-turbo V12 to produce 827 HP and 811 lb-ft. of torque, which coupled with an updated suspension, not only makes this arguably the best road-going Huarya to date, but also one of the fastest. While technical specifications have not been disclosed, a standard Huarya BC hits 62 MPH in three seconds flat and continues onto around 230 MPH — with the Pacchetto Tempesta pack, we expect these numbers to be ever so slightly elevated.

Elsewhere, new air intakes sit behind the seats on the rear pillars, a central fin has been added for a revised spoiler look, and Pagani has even added two more exhaust pipes (making for a total of six now) in the diffuser, alongside the traditional quartet in the middle of the rear end. Lastly, Pagani has added a new ‘Soft’ driving mode – which feels redundant in a car like this, but who are we to judge?

The price? Pfff…. who cares! The Pagani Huarya BC Pacchetto Tempesta can be seen at The Quail during Monterey Car Week, on Friday 13 August. Come into the beautiful world of Pagani.

Touring Superleggera Arese RH95: here is the name and bonnet of the new supercar

Touring’s 95th Anniversary Car Gets It’s Name! Arese RH95 is the new model of Touring Superleggera that will celebrate the 95th anniversary of the birth of the well-known Milanese bodyshop. In addition to the name of the new sports car, which will be the first car in the atelier to mount a central engine,some details have been released, as well as a new teaser image depicting the bonnet of the new car.

The well-known and historic Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera will unveil a new supercar, its first central motor vehicle, in June to celebrate its 95th anniversary.

The new creation of Touring Superleggera will be equipped with a bonnet sculpted by soft curves and elaborated with the presence of a large central air intake that will find a place just above the front of the car and two other slits that are instead placed on the top of the hood. Accompanying the teaser photo is the caption ‘Arese RH95’, a clear clue as to the name chosen for the model.

On a technical level, we know that the new supercar of the Milanese atelier will have the engine positioned centrally, an absolute novelty given that so far Touring Superleggera has made only cars with a front engine, and a two-seater cockpit. To push the car, pending official confirmation, it is expected to find an engine with power of over 700 hp in order to be able to withstand the comparison in terms of performance with the main supercars on the road.

A couple of weeks ago a previous teaser showed the model, hidden under a tarp, in the company of the Flying Saucer and the Aero 3,cars with which the new Touring Superleggera supercar will share the design.

Currently in the final stage of production, the completed car will be officially introduced in June 2021.The preview will be followed by a tour around the world, with the car that will be exhibited in several exclusive events: The Quail (Carmel, California – August 13), Salon Privé (Woodstock, England – September 1-4), The Bridge (New York – September 18-19), and Zoute Grand Prix (Belgium – October 7-10).

Stay tuned for more exclusive advance information on this exciting new model. Come into the beautiful world of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera .

Touring Superleggera 95th Anniversary

At Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera they are pleased and proud to announce the celebration of their 95th Anniversary as a premier coachbuilder with a new and distinctive addition to their modern product range: a graceful two-seat coupé, and quite notably, Touring’s first ever creation driven by a mid-engine supercar powertrain.

Sharing many design elements with its recent Touring predecessors, as well as their elegant flow and balance of proportions, the design is both a clear evolution and an enhancement of Touring’s contemporary front-engined Aero family, as exemplified by the Disco Volante Coupé and Spyder and last year’s Aero 3. This will be a truly fitting example to carry forward the Touring philosophy into the mid-engine genre. 

Currently in the final stage of production, the completed car will be officially introduced in June 2021, and subsequently shown at our distributors worldwide, as well as leading events like The Quail, The Bridge, Salon Privé, and the Zoute GP. Stay tuned for more exclusive advance information on this exciting new model. We can’t wait! Come into the beautiful world of Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera .

Radford returns with coachbuild Lotus

British coachbuilder Radford is making a comeback. Better yet, the first car will arrive this year in partnership with Lotus. It is therefore no coincidence that it will be inspired by the Lotus Type 62.

Harold Radford & Co Limited of Melton Court, South Kensington, London (opposite South Kensington tube station and now Lamborghini London) were long established retailers of Bentley’s and Rolls-Royce’s which founded in 1948 (the same year as Lotus) under GH Radford a coachbuilding company for ‘bespoke coachbuilding’, called Harold Radford (Coachbuilders) Limited. The coachbuilding industry began by making bodies for new Bentleys, adapting to the rural lifestyle of the landed gentry.

Especially in the 50s and 60s Radford made a name for himself with modified Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Minis and Aston Martins. The most famous creation is probably the Aston Martin DB5 Shooting Brake, of which twelve were made with Aston Martin’s approval. In the Swinging Sixties, Radford was best known for their very luxurious versions of the cult car Mini. In addition to extras such as electric windows and open roof, this Mini de Ville was decorated with a lot of leather and walnut. It wasn’t for nothing that they were quickly nicknamed ‘baby Rolls-Royce’. Founder Harold Radford was also partly responsible for the production of the body of the Ford GT40, so it was possible to put together something beautiful.

Now Radford is relaunching to once again play a leading role in the creation of bespoke luxury cars. The iconic brand was revived by leading car designer Mark Stubbs, Ant Antstead, known for television program Wheeler Dealers, former Formula 1 world champion, Jenson Button, and leading business consultant and attorney Roger Behle and attorney Richard Cohen.

It is not just in name that Radford is revived: it will work like a real bodybuilder, to build unique cars according to the wishes of the customer.

The British gentlemen are eager to show their first creation. With the support of Lotus, hard work is underway on a car inspired by the Lotus Type 62, a racing car based on the Lotus Europa. The car also served as a prototype for the 2.0 liter 4-in-line engine that eventually made its appearance on the Esprit. Although only two Type 62s were made at the time and had limited success on the track, the design still appeals to the imagination today.

Lotus has not only given its blessing to build the car, the sports car builder also provides technical support for the project. In this case: by equipping the engine with the 62/2. It is not yet known exactly what that will be. Although we can say with confidence that it will be an internal combustion engine. But whether it will be the one from the (outgoing) Evora, Exige or Elise remains guesswork.

In the style of Radford, we can expect a pretty lavish interior. Don’t worry, though, that ride quality comes second: ”…driving it will really be a completely new and very special experience. It becomes completely ‘analogue’ and really involves you in the driving, but with the sophistication you have come to expect. He gets something pure that is lost in today’s cars”, said Jenson Button.

The Type 62/2 is already in an advanced state of development. Radford hopes to reveal the end product soon. We suspect that the car will show itself at the Goodwood Revival, which will be held again in September after a year of absence.

By the way, the 62/2 is just the first project Radford is embarking on. There are other collaborations in the pipeline, both with combustion engines and with electric propulsion. But in an era where all brands are focusing on one-size-fits-all electric SUVs, Radford will hopefully bring light into the darkness. We are already curious about the first result.

Get rid of car sickness

Now that everyone is going on holiday en masse by car and so a lot of time is spent in the car, despite the nice prospect, that is not fun for everyone. Some people suffer from motion sickness. But don’t worry, the very renowned French perfume specialist Maison Berger Paris (they celebrated their 120th anniversary in 2018!) offers a solution for this.

Motion sickness is very common. This common ailment, especially in children, can make a car journey, long or short, very unpleasant. Maison Berger Paris has a solution for this problem that not only works well but also looks beautiful.

The car diffuser from Maison Berger is a metal diffuser with a beautiful design. A design object for every car. It is easily attached to a ventilation grille in the car by means of a clip. The car diffuser is available in different versions and has a diameter of 4.6 cm.

The perfume that goes into the car diffuser is spread through the ventilation system of the car. Maison Berger developed a perfume that combats motion sickness. The perfume lasts for 4 to 6 weeks, the essential oils in this Aroma Travel are bergamot, mint, eucalyptus, tea, rose, ginger and amber. The scents of these oils ensure that you do not get sick or nauseous in the car.

Don’t worry if you don’t suffer from motion sickness, there are also several other wonderful perfumes available.

Selling price
Car-diffuser including refill from € 14,95
Refill Aroma Travel, packed per 2 € 5,95

Maison Berger Paris car perfume is available at selected points of sale worldwide. Enter the wonderful world of Maison Berger Paris.

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible: also 659 hp

British Bentley Motors is launching its new Continental GT Speed Concertible hot off the heels of its recent announcement of the Continental GT Speed. The Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​Convertible is structurally the same as the coupé version, but with a cloth roof and slightly more weight.

The latest convertible is the most powerful and driver-focused convertible within the Continental GT range. The engine, handbuilt in Crewe, is the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world. For the latest Continental GT Speed ​​Convertible, Bentley increases the engine power by 24 hp. This brings the 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine, of which the carmaker has already added more than 100,000 into its models, to an output of 659 hp. The power source is therefore just as strong in the four-seater Convertible as in the two-seater Bacalar.

The car’s dual-clutch, eight-speed transmission shift is twice as fast when the GT Speed is in Sport mode, offering a smooth and effective transition between gears. Equipped with all-wheel steering and electronic rear differential enhance vehicle stability and agility. It features an upgraded version of Bentley’s renowned 6.0-liter W12 TSI engine, set to deliver an 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds (roughly, 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds) with a top speed of 335 km/h. (208 mph).

The sound of the Speed ​​will be sportier than that of the normal Convertible, but will remain civilized. After all, it remains a neat British car.

The Speed ​​Convertible’s chassis has been tuned for more sportiness. The rear wheels steer for sharper steering and at the rear we find an electronic limited slip differential. The same applies here: don’t expect an antisocial hard chassis, because you don’t buy a Bentley for that. In the first place it remains a grand tourer. For those who want to finish things off in terms of sporty approach, the Continental GT Speed Convertible has the option of carbon-ceramic brakes, extra powerful brakes that, among other things, yield a weight saving of more than 30 kilos.

To offer an extra element of the elevated Bentley experience, the roofless nobleman in sports suit has special 22-inch wheels. Customers have the opportunity to choose between three finishes, all unique to the forged Speed wheels. The exterior detailing of the new convertible model include dark tint grilles, the Speed sport sills and badging.

The Continental GT Speed Convertible is fitted with a tailored, Z-fold roof that can be stowed or deployed in as short as 19 seconds, transforming the luxury coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer. There are seven exterior roof colors available to choose from, as well as eight interior roof liner finishes.

The interior is lavishly decorated. Bentley folds several square meters of Alcantara and leather into the interior and here too special Speed ​​badges cannot be missed. Bentley also has various leathers and different flavors of wood veneer available for the Continental GT Speed.

Inside the luxury automotive includes an alcantara steering wheel and diamond in diamond quilting, alongside neck warmer technology that seamlessly integrates into the heated and vented seats to offer an extra element of the elevated Bentley experience.

The Bentley Continental GT Speed ​​Convertible can be ordered immediately. Orders for the first copies have already been processed in Crewe. Come into th beautiful world of Bentley.

First Look Genesis X Concept GT

With electric cars becoming commonplace, car manufacturers and designers are appealing to the customers’ familiarities by tapping into their distinguished heritage. For newcomer Genesis, acclaim is built through the creation of premium automobiles and futuristic designs.

Genesis, the luxury vehicle division of South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group was founded in 2015. In that shot time Genesis, has ‘given’ us some very beautiful concept cars, like 2018’s amazing Essentia. And now the Korean manufacturer will launch the X Concept. Less spectaculair then the Essentia, but ready for the road.

The foundation of Genesis’ unique GT design style is the adoption of its signature ‘two lines’ aesthetic inspired by the wings on its emblem. Its characteristics remain consistent across the models, maintaining its distinct brand identity. The two-lined headlights and tail lights extend across the body to illuminate all sides of the vehicle, brightening the grayness of Seoul. Embodying its ‘Athletic Elegance’ design philosophy, the two-lined motif begins from its smooth clamshell bonnet and continues across the horseshoe-shaped decklid.

Progressing from its eccentrically designed, butterfly-doored precursor the Essentia Concept, the Genesis X Concept adopts a more practical approach to daily driving. Typically, a vehicle’s prominent grille is associated with ventilating a powerful engine. Despite being an electric concept, Genesis’ signature Crest Grille is maintained to signify that no power has been compromised with its GT model whilst forming an intimidating shark-nose look head-on.

Inspired by how an airplane cockpit gives its pilot a designated space – the interior is designed solely with the driver in mind. The center fascia surrounds and tilts toward the driver’s seat to completely separate it from the passenger. The D-shaped steering wheel and paddle shifters accentuate the athletic nature of the Genesis X Concept with a ‘boost’ button allowing maximum output from its powerful engine.

Not just a luxury electric vehicle, the latest concept car was designed with the environment in mind and constructed using eco-friendly practices. An essential part of its creation was maximizing recycled and upcycled materials including utilizing leather fabrics discarded during production to be reused in the construction of seatbelts, parts of the steering wheel, and the airbag cover.

Lets hope we could see Genesis X Concept GT on our roads one day. And the Essentia! Come into the beautiful world of Genesis.