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4 Things to Watch Out For in the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante

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The Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is out. The car debuted at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Here are the four important things we found out about the convertible:

1. Exterior

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is based on the Vanquish S coupe that its maker revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November last year. Many design elements of the coupe were carried out to the convertible.

The aerodynamic parts of the car’s body receives a couple of updates. The auto also gets new quadruple exhaust tips. The suspension of the convertible is enhanced too with its spring rates raised by 10% all round and its dampers reconfigured to deliver better balance.

2. Interior

The Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante’s interior surfaces are covered in high-end leather with satin finish and carbon fiber accents. In addition, the automaker lets buyers further add a dash of opulence in the cabin of the vehicle with their high-quality leather referred to as “Bridge of of Weir Caithness leather.” For those who want more, they can always turn to the customization options of Q by Aston Martin.

3. Engine

Within the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is a 5.9-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine. The unit capable of producing up to 580 hp. The power of the car is distributed via an 8-speed manual transmission gearbox that allows faster shifts and smoother transition at low speeds.

The automaker had not released details yet about its new convertible’s accelerate time from zero to 62 mph as well as its top speed. It should be noted though that its coupe version can do that in just 3.5 seconds while its max speed is at 201 mph. The Volante is expected to reflect figures close to the mentioned numbers.

4. Price

The cost of the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is yet to be announced. As a reference, the coupe counterpart of the car has a starting price of $294,950.

Photos

See the photos of the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below:

5 Key Features of the Alpine A110

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The new Alpine A110 was recently unveiled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. The sports car is its maker’s response to the Porsche 718 Cayman.

So, should Porsche be worried about the new 718 rival from Renault‘s Alpine sports car brand in the form of the A110?

See the five key features of the Alpine A110 here to decide for yourself if it is indeed a worthy adversary to the Porsche 718:

1. Engine

The Alpine A110 is a mid-engined sports car. It houses a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The output of the unit is 249 hp with 320 Nm of torque. The power is directed to the rear wheels and distributed through a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

2. Performance

The Alpine A110’s engine output may be lower than the Cayman S by around 50 hp. However, thanks to the lighter body of the A110, it can outrun the Cayman S from a zero to 62 mph sprint.

Alpine claimed that its sports car can achieve that kind of run in just 4.5 seconds. Then its top speed can reach up to 155 mph.

3. Exterior

The A110 carries the styling found in the Alpine Vision Concept that came out in 2016. Based on the photos of the A110 and the Vision Concept, everything seems to be similar in the design of the two. The lighting system appears to be updated to incorporate the latest tech of Alpine plus the wheels offer a new look though.

The A110 has that retro-futuristic approach in its design. It still possesses the classy A110 “Berlinette” genes but it combines with it a 21st century detailing found in its concept version.

4. Interior

The A110 gets a mix of high-end leather, aluminum and carbon fiber trim in its interior surfaces. The materials used and layout of it its seats, dashboard, controls, steering wheel, foot pedals and other parts inside once again follow the car’s concept form last year.

5. Arrival

The car is expected to arrive late this year or in the early part of 2018. Its starting price is estimated to be at least £60,000.

Photos of the Renault Alpine in Geneva

Check out the gallery below for the official pictures of the Renault Alpine at the 87th Geneva Motor Show:

Pagani Huayra Roadster Debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

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The Pagani Huayra Roadster just made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The supercar is considered by its company founder Horacio Pagani as the most complicated project they ever had.

According to the Pagani website, it took the automaker six years to develop the high-performance auto. Check out the key features of the supercar below:

Engine

The Pagani Huayra Roadster is powered by a handcrafted Mercedes-AMG 6.0-liter biturbo V12 engine. The unit produces 764 hp at 5,500 rpm and 100 Nm of torque from 2,300 to 4,300 rpm. All that power is distributed to the rear wheels via a single-clutch manual transmission seven-speed gearbox.

Pagani is yet to release the details about the zero to 62 mph acceleration time of the supercar. However, considering the roadster’s higher output than its 722 hp coupe version and its light frame, it is estimated to be able to achieve such feat in less than three seconds and a split-second faster than its roofed sibling.

Design

The Pagani Huayra Roadster borrows many styling elements found in the Pagani Huayra coupe as well as the Pagani Huayra BC. The roadster may have a more rigid A-Pillar and some of its parts have been reinforced to make up for the absence of its fixed roofing, but it was successful in reducing its weight by 70 kg compared to the coupe.

The weight reduction of the roadster is thanks to its detachable rooftop that makes use of carbon and glass materials. In addition, the vehicle makes use of light monoque chassis.

Moreover, the roadster is fitted with a set of forged aluminum alloy app monolythic wheels measuring 20 inches and 21 inches for the front and rear, respectively. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli tires.

Pricing

The Pagani Huayra Roadster’s starting price is at €2.28 million or around $2.41 million. The cost is exclusive of taxes and delivery charges.

Exclusivity

Only 100 samples of the supercar will be released in the market.

Photos

Check out the photos of the new Pagani Huayra Roadster during its world premiere at the 87th Geneva Motor Show in the gallery below:

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