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Audi teases E-Tron Sportback concept for Shanghai

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Audi teases E-Tron Sportback concept for Shanghai originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Official: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse sets world record for fastest open-top car

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Bugatti has come back from losing its “World’s Fastest Production Car” title with a new superlative to add to the Veyron’s trophy case: World’s Fastest Open-Top Production Car. That’s right, if you can’t beat ’em, take the roof off and join them.

The record of 408.84 kilometers per hour, or 254.04 miles per hour, was set by a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse driven by Chinese racing driver Anthony Liu at Volkswagen Group’s proving grounds in Ehra-Lessian, Germany. The speed was measured and verified by the German Technical Inspection and Certification Association, or TÜV.

That last point is important to note, as the kerfuffle over the closed-roof Veyron’s record involved the Guinness World Records organization, which both sanctioned the car’s world record run back in 2010 and then stripped Bugatti of the title after it was learned the car used to set the record had its speed-limited removed. Also, whereas Guinness calculates a car’s speed based on the average of two runs in opposite directions, Bugatti doesn’t say what criteria TÜV used to verify and calculate the convertible’s speed.

So what we’re really saying is that Bugatti claims to have the world’s fastest open-top production car, but that claim remains unsubstantiated by what many consider to be the only authority on world records, Guinness World Records.

As for the particular Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse that hit 254.04 mph, the special black-and-orange model will be on display at the Shanghai Motor Show later this month, and Bugatti plans to sell eight World Record Editions just like it for the princely sum each of 1,990,000 euro, or about $2.61 million dollars

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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse sets world record for fastest open-top car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Official: Citroën bringing Wild Rubis concept to Shanghai

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Citroën announced that it will be bringing the “latest expression” of its DS lineup to the Shanghai Motor Show next week, with this aubergine-hued concept called Wild Rubis. For the record, “Rubis” is French for “Ruby” and alludes to that purple/red paint, as far as we can make out.

The French automaker tells us that the Wild Rubis foreshadows an upcoming DS SUV. The concept is going to be “full-hybrid, plug-in technology,” beyond that, however, details are quite sparse. We expect that we’ll receive a lot more in the way of detail about the Wild Rubis when Citroën rolls it out on the stage in China.

What the press release lacks in detail, however, Citroën has certainly made up for in imagery. It seems that before shipping the concept to Shanghai, the Wild Rubis was photographed extensively at the Cheval Blanc wine-growing estate in the Saint-Emilion area of France. The result is a massive image gallery for you to explore and enjoy.

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Citroën bringing Wild Rubis concept to Shanghai originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Report: BMW planning Zhi Nuo Chinese sub-brand, may export models

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Automakers continue to pour big money into the developing market that is China, and new sub-brands born of joint ventures with domestic partners crop up on what seems like a weekly basis. The latest? According to reports, BMW and its Chinese ally Brilliance are forming a new sub-brand called Zhi Nuo (“The Promise”) that will likely rely on existing or older BMW products as a basis for new models.

Previous reports had indicated that the sub-brand could build its offerings based on an older 3 Series model (presumably the E90 series), but newer rumors have the X1 crossover (shown) factoring in. The Zhi Nuo brand could receive its official unveiling as soon as later this month at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Perhaps most interestingly, Automotive News Europe reports that the automaker’s ambitions for Zhi Nuo may extend beyond China’s borders. It’s not clear what markets BMW may be eying, but executives admit the company hasn’t ruled out Europe.

BMW planning Zhi Nuo Chinese sub-brand, may export models originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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