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Gentlemen Drive Issue 40

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 #40

Experience Y llegamos ya a nuestro número 40. Un número que aparte de todas las connotaciones sabidas, es también una cifra muy vinculada al automóvil. Sin ir más lejos, dos grandes iconos de dos célebres marcas que pasaron de flirtear a ser enemigos irreconciliables. Hablamos de Ferrari y de Ford. Ford con su legendario GT40 que finalmente superó a la marca de Maranello en las 24h de Le Mans de 1966. Otro vehículo mítico que lleva las mismas siglas es el F40. El bólido rojo que Enzo sacó para celebrar el 40 aniversario de su marca y que se ha convertido en unicornio indiscutible para toda una generación de apasionados donde también me incluyo. Ha habido muchos cambios desde mi última editorial. También algunas decepciones. Sobretodo profesionales. Me voy satisfecho del trabajo…

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t50 s

Gordon Murray Automotive has unveiled its T.50s Niki Lauda track-focused supercar for the first time. Developed in parallel with the T.50, the most driver-centric supercar ever built, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been conceived, designed and engineered to offer the ultimate on-track driving experience. Like the T.50, the T.50s Niki Lauda has been designed and engineered without compromise but with an even more extreme specification. It weighs just 852kg and will be powered by a substantially redesigned version of the T.50’s Cosworth- engineered 3.9-litre V12, producing 725bhp, revving to 12,100rpm and going through a newly- designed Xtrac six-speed paddle-shift gearbox. Advanced aerodynamics, aided by a 400mm rear-mounted fan, will produce up to 1500kg of downforce for optimum track performance. Just 25 T.50s Niki Lauda’s will be made, costing £3.1m (before taxes). Production…

1 min
lady bug

Bugatti customers appreciate the exceptional. With the recently completed Divo ‘Lady Bug’, the French luxury brand has once again demonstrated its high level of expertise in outstanding bespoke application and hand craftsmanship. In the timeframe of around two years, a very special Divo was created in close collaboration with one Bugatti customer, tailored with a one- of-a-kind custom paint scheme among other truly unique features. “Every Bugatti Divo is one of a kind. With the custom-made ‘Lady Bug’, Bugatti has demonstrated the full range of its customization expertise. What initially seemed impossible was executed to perfection by the designers and developers in collaboration with the customer,” says Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. “We are proud to have matched the customer’s personal taste and expectations with this unique Divo. The car really…

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The new model is the ultimate expression of Ferrari’s concept of an extreme front-engined berlinetta, honing the characteristics of the critically-acclaimed 812 Superfast to a level never seen before. The result is a car that encapsulates and epitomises the company’s 70-plus years of experience on the world’s circuits, drawing on its thoroughbred sports car DNA to deliver a perfect marriage of performance, form, and function. Aimed at Ferrari’s most passionate collectors and connoisseurs, it features numerous uncompromising engineering solutions to guarantee peerless driving pleasure. As is the case with all Ferrari’s cars, the most striking feature lies at its very heart: in this instance the latest evolution of Maranello’s legendary 65° V12 engine, which reaches the highest output of any Ferrari road-car engine – 830 cv – and revs to 9,500…

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The all-new Artura is the company’s first high-performance hybrid series supercar and opens a new era for electrification across the McLaren range. With the new McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) at its core, the Artura is testament to McLaren’s commitment to super-lightweight engineering to deliver outstanding levels of thrilling performance and engagement while powered by an all-new hybrid powertrain that features a brand new V6 engine. “Every drop of McLaren’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Artura. Our all-new, high-performance hybrid delivers all of the performance, driver engagement and dynamic excellence for which McLaren is renowned, with the additional benefit of electric driving capability. “The introduction of the Artura is a landmark moment – not only for McLaren, or for our customers who will enjoy this car on every emotional level…

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drive history

100 years of the Bugatti Type 13 “Brescia” A legend is turning 100. In 1921, the Bugatti Type 13 “Brescia“ heralded a new trend in motorsport. The open-top sports car brought the era of large, heavy racing cars to an end. The lightweight body, superior chassis and powerful engines made the Type 13 a race car that was way ahead of its time. The open-top two-seater weighed just 490 kilograms and was powered by a water-cooled four-cylinder engine with a capacity of just under 1.5 liters and a power output initially of 40 PS, and later of 50 PS. The race car had a top speed of 150 km/h – a speed that 100 years ago only considerably heavier and more powerful cars could achieve. However, even these cars rarely stood a…