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Swiss artist Dante creates 24 carat gold sculpture of Lamborghini Miura

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Article by Ayan Sengupta
Swiss artist Dante creates 24 carat gold sculpture of Lamborghini Miura
Swiss artist Dante has created a 24 carat gold sculpture of the Lamborghini Miura, apparently as a tribute to an iconic sports car. The 1:24 scale interpretation of the iconic Lamborghini Miura supercar was built using silver, but finished in 24 carat gold. It comes with a black marble base and a piano black lacquered presentation case. The Lamborghini Miura’s scaled sculpture will be showcased at the Formula One Grand Prix event, which is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi in November. Dante will create just fifty such scale models of the iconic Lamborghini Miura and each piece will cost 50,000 Swiss Francs (US$51,953). If that is not enough top satisfy your thirst for unique sculptures [...]

GM to make investment of $1 billon in Russia within 5 years

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GM to make investment of $1 billon in Russia within 5 years
General Motors has decided to make an investment of around $1 billion in the coming five years with the aim to swell car and component fabrication in the Russian market. Company’s head of international operations Tim Lee stated that Russia is one of the fastest developing automobile markets in the globe. Jim Bovenzi, the president of GM Russia, stated, “We will invest an additional $1 billion into Russia, expand the capacity of the plant in Saint Petersburg to 230,000 cars per year and of the joint enterprise with AvtoVAZ in Togliatti to 120,000.” Prior to an yearly auto show in Moscow, Lee stated that General Motors Co. which manufactures automobiles in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad [...]

Maruti Suzuki Planning to launch CNG version of Alto K10?

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Maruti Suzuki Planning to launch CNG version of Alto K10?
The raised petrol prices have severely affected the entry-level car segment. Many buyers are looking for the diesel variantsin the segment or some cheaper alternative fuel version like the one equipped with LPG or CNG. The trend can be clearly seen in the Alto’s sales figures. In comparison to the 24,000 units it sold in the July last year, it was able to sell only 17,500 this July. In April even Swift overtook the small cars becoming the highest selling model in India. The sales are much similar to the other cars in the segment since the petrol prices began to circle around Rs. 75 in the metros. The CNG variants are now seen as the next best option for those who don’t want to invest [...]

Mahindra First Choice Wheels gets fourth dealership in Thane

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Mahindra First Choice Wheels gets fourth dealership in Thane
Mahindra First Choice Wheels, India’s largest multi-brand pre owned Car Company which sells high-quality used cars that ensures warranted spectacular experience, has put up a new milestone in its success and extension. Mahindra First Choice Wheels extended its dealership count to four, as it officially inaugurated the fourth authorized dealership in Thane. The Thane-showroom, located opposite Raheja Gardens is to be run by Fast Track Cars. As far as services offered by the new dealership are concerned, all the First Choice Wheels services have been included. This means apart from just purchase and sales, fitting of accessories and financing of loans and installments too have been included. On [...]

Renault to launch Scala on Sept. 7th in India

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Renault to launch Scala on Sept. 7th in India
The Scala, Renault India’s fifth in the recent times, is all set to be launched in India on 7th of September this year. To be available with a starting price tag of Rs.5.93 lakh, the Renault Scala will try to fill void of an entry level sedan. It will try to fit in between the Pulse and the Fluence. Much of the Sacla’s redesign was finalized at the manufacturer’s Mumbai-based design studio. Designers at the studio gave the Scala a slightly more elaborate redesign attempt than the Pulse, which looks very much like the Micra in case one ignore its bonnet grille and the badges. Redesign: The Scala’s hexagonal grille and front bumper redesign appears to essentially lend more [...]
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