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Gentlemen Drive Issue 24

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An exclusive approach to fashion, art, design, engineering and lifestyle. The latest Gran Turismos, the coolest Concept Cars and the timeless Classical Icons. Ladies & Gentlemen, get on board and start your engines!! Discover the art of driving. Bilingual: English & Spanish

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editorial - gentlemendrive 24

The previous issue’s editorial caused quite a stir and attracted a great deal of interest, with many readers strongly agreeing with my predictions for driverless cars and the future in terms of transportation. It is an inevitable process that will transform our way of life and our relationship with cars. The emotional attachment that turned the car into a culture in itself will most likely be lost, and the interaction between people and the machine may well follow. But that should not take from those of us who have experienced that connection, whether it was inside or outside a car. Many of you already know that my favourite car is the Alfa Romeo that I finished three Mille Miglias in and that has accompanied me for thousands of miles. Blue Beauty is…

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NextEV - NIO EP9 NextEV has introduced the NIO brand, which comes with this electric supercar named EP9. Mounts four engines, one in each wheel, offering a total of 1 MegaWatt, equivalent to about 1360 hp. Elfabricante NextEV ha presentado la marca NIO, que llega con este supercoche eléctrico bautizado como EP9. Monta cuatro motores, uno en cada rueda, que ofrecen un total de 1 MegaWatt, equivalente a unos 1.360 CV. AUDI R8 EXCLUSIVE EDITION Under a series limited to just 25 units, Audi introduces for the first time to a production car the Laser LED technology in addition to a series of equipment coming from Audi Exclusive to make it unique. Bajo una serie limitada a tan sólo 25 unidades, Audi introduce por primera vez a un coche de producción la tecnología Laser LED…

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1992 maserati barchetta

1992 Maserati Barchetta (text: Gentlemen Drive photos: Maserati) The Maserati Barchetta was one of the last cars from Alejandro DeTomaso’s Maserati ownership. De Tomaso was an accomplished driver so his idea was to to do a proper racer inspired by iconic models like the 300S or the A6GCS and Maserati best racing tradition. After the Chubasco concept car designed by Marcello Gandini, the Barchetta; somehow, followed some of the design clues but was designed by Synthesis Design, a consultancy set up by Carlo Gaino who is best known for the Barchetta-based De Tomaso Guarà, all-carbon Lancia ECV II rally car concept, and Alfa Romeo 155 GTA. The car was powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre V6 engine from the Ghibli packing 315 horsepower putting the power-to-weight ratio closer to a current Porsche 911 Turbo…

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, Ferrari revealed a new strictly limited series of bespoke cars, the J50. The Ferrari J50 is a two-seater, mid-rear-engined roadster that marks a return to the targa body style evocative of several well-loved Ferrari road cars of the 1970s and 1980s. Created by Ferrari’s Special Projects department and designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre team in Maranello, just 10 examples of the J50 will be built and, in the spirit of Ferrari’s fuori serie tradition, each one will be tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements. Based on the 488 Spider, the J50 is powered by a specific 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year. The bodywork is all new and heralds a…

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best car ever made?

Founded in 1904 this Spanish / Swiss company began its life making large capacity automobile and aircraft engines in Barcelona under the direction of Swiss engineer Marc Birkigt. The emphasis was on engineering excellence and high quality of materials employed as well as clever design techniques.Recognizing that there was a demand for their cars from wealthy European industrialists as well as from the likes of Indian Maharajahs and Hollywood glitterati, the Hispano-Suiza operations in Paris offered their discerning clients a choice of coachwork to fit over the running chassis, and in 1919 the company announced their H6 model with a six cylinder engine and a capacity of 6.6 litres. This was to become their mainstay power unit up until the early 1930s, and as is well known, they also went…

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drive watches

MB&F HM8 Over the last decade, two indelible forms have dominated the main characteristics of an MB&F Horological Machine: the distinctive angular form and optical prism and the signature battle-axe winding rotor. HM8 takes those two idiosyncratic features and infuses them with high-octane Can-Am race car-inspired design. El modelo HM8 se inspira en el diseño de los coches de carreras Can-Am pero respetando el diseño inconfundible y la tecnología de Maximilian Büsser. www.mbandf.com Price: $ 82,000 Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Price: t.b.a. www.hublot.com The Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico King Gold with a 45mm 18k gold case is a limited edition chronograph of only 500 pieces. El Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico King Gold con su caja de 45mm en oro de 18k es un cronógrafo de edición limitada de sólo 500 piezas. Omega Speedmaster Moonphase As well as beautifully measuring…