Friday, June 27, 2014

Jennifer Lopez - First Love ...

Wild DP-100 Vision GT concept hints at what's next for Aston Martin..Of the many manufacturers’ virtual ‘Vision Gran Turismo’ concept cars that have so far emerged, Aston Martin’s new DP-100 is our favourite by far…Created from scratch over six months by an in-house design team led by design director Marek Reichman, the virtual-only DP-100 (Design Prototype 100) is an outlandish yet perfect blend of sheer beauty and immense purpose. Powered by a figurative 800bhp, mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged V12, the car conceals some clever active aerodynamics and boasts a radical and ultra-futuristic shape that encourages you to take a good long look and explore just where those fluid lines end up. As a design statement, it’s nothing short of spectacular.

Architect Vincent Coste has designed a home in Ramatuelle, near Saint Tropez.

In 1947 wealthy industrialist David Brown answered a 'For Sale' ad in the newspaper, which simply read 'car company for sale'. The car company in question was Aston Martin and the only real asset was the Atom development car. This hugely sophisticated machine featured a tubular spaceframe chassis and a 'superleggera' style bodywork. It had been completed just before the War and was extensively driven on the road although only rarely shown in public. David Brown sampled the Atom and was so impressed that he immediately bought Aston Martin. The subsequent DB2 production model incorporated many of the Atom's technically advanced features. So it is safe to say that Aston Martin would probably not have existed today if not for the Atom. Although its influence was felt for many years, the Atom was actually sold before the end of the decade. Since then it only has had a handful of owners. The most recent acquired it in 1986 and has now decided to consign this unique piece of Aston Martin to tomorrow's Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed auction. The pre-sale estimate of the Atom is a relatively modest GBP 600,000 - 1 million. Already highlighted last week, we have now added some additional images of the Ferrari 375 Plus Pinin Farina Spyder straight from the auction room floor. It will also cross the block tomorrow and should be the top lot in the sale.