Grand tourers

AmeriLife® Announces Nick Hildenbrand as Principal of AmeriLife Marketing Group

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 7:35pm

Nick Hildenbrand has been named Principal of AmeriLife Marketing Group (AMG).

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  • Nick Hildenbrand has been named Principal of AmeriLife Marketing Group (AMG).
  • Hildenbrand's professional career began at AmeriLife when he joined the company as a marketing support specialist in 2004.
  • Prior to joining the AMG leadership team in 2015, he started AmeriLife Direct in 2008 and Brokers Interstate Group in 2010.
  • Along with Hildenbrand being named Principal at AMG, the company also announced the promotion of Doug Stovall to Vice Principal.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Decides Not to Participate in 2020 Edition of Nurburgring 24 Hours

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 6:19am

Toyota City, Japan, May 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in the 48th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance Race (24 Hours of Nurburgring), which is scheduled to take place September 24 to 27, 2020.

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  • Toyota City, Japan, May 21, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in the 48th edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring Endurance Race (24 Hours of Nurburgring), which is scheduled to take place September 24 to 27, 2020.
  • Toyota mechanics and engineers had intended to participate in this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring with a Lexus LC race car they created themselves and were proceeding with the necessary preparations.
  • For these reasons, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing has decided not to participate in this year's 24 Hours of Nurburgring.
  • Nevertheless, the 24 Hours of Nurburgring continues to be the root of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing activities, and its importance to our organization remains unchanged.

BMW M8: Best-In-Class Infotainment System, Finds Strategy Analytics

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 1:57pm

A new expert UX evaluation from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics has assessed the BMW M8 infotainment system.

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  • A new expert UX evaluation from the In-vehicle UX (IVX) group at Strategy Analytics has assessed the BMW M8 infotainment system.
  • Overall, the BMW M8 infotainment system scored very highly in Strategy Analytics (SA) proprietary infotainment benchmark algorithm , placing it near the top of all the vehicles rated by SA thus far.
  • BMW has improved the radio preset experience by making preset management more noticeable by increasing size and including text labels.
  • With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.

New Czinger 21C Interiors Feature Alcantara

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 2:48pm

MILAN, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara has partnered with Czinger Vehicles to create highly customizable interior treatments for the all-new Czinger 21C, including the hypercar's seating, door panels, steering wheel and instrument panel.

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  • MILAN, March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara has partnered with Czinger Vehicles to create highly customizable interior treatments for the all-new Czinger 21C, including the hypercar's seating, door panels, steering wheel and instrument panel.
  • The 21C road car will feature a light beige, ecru-colored Alcantara interior, while a lightweight track-focused variant of the car will offer unique 3D-embossed black Alcantara material.
  • The interior of the 21C track vehicle is equipped almost entirely in black Alcantara.
  • The driver's seat features embossed 3D Alcantara in a hexagonal pattern achieved with a proprietary Alcantara embossing process.

Maserati MC20: the name of the new super sports car of the Trident Brand is announced

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 8:20pm

MODENA, Italy, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The eagerly-anticipated Maserati super sports car will be named MC20.

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  • MODENA, Italy, Feb. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The eagerly-anticipated Maserati super sports car will be named MC20.
  • The super sports car is the natural evolution of the highly successful MC12, the car that in 2004 marked Maserati's return to racing after 37 years.
  • A tradition of successful cars, each of them redefining what makes an Italian sports car in terms of design, performance, comfort, elegance and safety.
  • For more information on Maserati visit our web site: https://www.maseratiusa.com/
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Drivers can switch their ride every day with Nissan’s first subscription service

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

Called Nissan Switch, the program offers two-tier pricing, one with the Nissan GT-R

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  • Called Nissan Switch, the program offers two-tier pricing, one with the Nissan GT-R
    HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nissan is launching on-demand driving through its test of a subscription service model called Nissan Switch.
  • For those who want a sedan during the week and an SUV or sports car, like the GTR, on the weekends, Nissan Switch provides the solution.
  • The Nissan Switch subscription program, powered by Clutch Technologies LLC (Clutch), offers vehicles that represent the latest model year featuring well-equipped trim levels.
  • Some include driver-assist technology, allowing shoppers to try innovative features like Nissan ProPILOT Assist.1
    There are two tiers to Nissans subscription services with the ability to switch tiers each month.

Exclusive Tricycle Released In Partnership With Bentley Motors

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:17pm

BLAINE, Wash., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In collaboration with Bentley Motors, Posh Baby and Kids releases a limited-edition stroller tricycle for children through bentleytrike.com to celebrate 100 years of Bentley excellence.

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  • BLAINE, Wash., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --In collaboration with Bentley Motors, Posh Baby and Kids releases a limited-edition stroller tricycle for children through bentleytrike.com to celebrate 100 years of Bentley excellence.
  • This edition of the designer trike is only available temporarily as Bentley Motors continues to celebrate its 100th anniversary.
  • Like the Continental GT, this tricycle showcases Bentley Motors' impeccably detailed craftsmanship throughout its design.
  • Bentley Trikes are officially licensed by Bentley Motors and imported into the United States by Posh Baby and Kids.

Unique Lexus LC 500 Convertible Raises $2 Million For Charity At Barrett-Jackson

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 8:18pm

On Friday, January 17th one very special Lexus vehicle crossed the stage, a one-of-one 2021 LC 500 Convertible with unique features like no other*.

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  • On Friday, January 17th one very special Lexus vehicle crossed the stage, a one-of-one 2021 LC 500 Convertible with unique features like no other*.
  • In its quick 3-minute sprint across the auction block, this one-of-one LC Convertible helped raise 2 million dollars for charity to be split between the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
  • As the first LC 500 Convertible to come off the line, the winning bidder is taking home a stunning collector's vehicle.
  • "We're so excited this unique LC 500 Convertible generated 2 million dollars that will be split between the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Bob Woodruff Foundation," said David Christ, Group Vice President and General Manager of Lexus.

Maserati North America Introduces 2020 Model Year Limited "Edizione Ribelle" Series

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 6:03pm

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati begins production of 225 limited series "Edizione Ribelle" vehicles which will arrive in North American showrooms at the end of March 2020.

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  • AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Maserati begins production of 225 limited series "Edizione Ribelle" vehicles which will arrive in North American showrooms at the end of March 2020.
  • The limited series will include 100 Ghibli S Q4, 100 Levante S, and 25 Quattroporte S Q4, in the GranSport trim.
  • "These distinctive vehicles showcase the high level of Italian design and craftsmanship that Maserati is known for."
  • This series of vehicles will have a dedicated interior badge on the carbon fiber center console that signifies the number of vehicles in the series.

Saleen GT4 Concept Competes in SRO Winter Invitational Races

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 2:00pm
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    The Saleen 1 GT4 concept competes at Thermal Club in the SRO Winter Invitational Series, Sunday January 19, 2020.
  • Saleen entered the unique new racing series as an opportunity to further develop its GT4 concept while the vehicle is undergoing homologation approval process with the Stphane Ratel Organisation (SRO) , in advance of the full 2020 GT4 season.
  • Our intention with entering these races was to continue development of the Saleen 1 GT4 concept and collect data to assist the homologation process with SRO, explained Gabriele Cadringher, director of motorsport at Saleen Automotive.
  • Competing in both races while still undergoing homologation, the Saleen 1 GT4 concept outperformed every official entry in the GT4 category, while racing alongside larger displacement machines in the GT2 and GT3 classes.