Range Rover Evoque arriving in NZ with broad personalisation options

March 21st, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

Trim levels and customisation options have been announced for the all new Range Rover Evoque, which arrives in New Zealand at the end of the year.

It will come in three design themes: Pure, Prestige and Dynamic and have a number of bespoke accessories, many designed specifically for the Evoque.

Range Rover has produced an large range of personalisation options for the new Evoque. Both the 5-Door and coupé can be specified to suit individual tastes through a range of colour and feature combinations.

The three design themes replace traditional trim levels and are called: Pure (cool and contemporary), Prestige (luxurious) and Dynamic (bold and sporting). Beyond these themes, customers can add their own personal styles, inside and out. Designer exterior packs provide contrasting colours for the roof and front and rear spoilers, and there are eight alloy wheel designs (from 17 to 20 inches). A panoramic glass roof is available, together with roof rails (in black or chrome finish) and illuminated chrome and aluminium tread plates.

In the cabin, individual expression is possible with a choice of 16 tailored designer interiors, together with a selection of metal finishes, wood veneers and contrasting headlining colours. To heighten the hand-crafted feel, a full soft leather interior can be specified with twin-needle stitching. Continue reading “Range Rover Evoque arriving in NZ with broad personalisation options” »

Ferrari launches online FF configurator

March 16th, 2011 by Darren Cottingham

The Ferrari FF four-seat, all-wheel-drive sports car is the most radical machine to come from the prancing horse stables for quite some time. That may be the reason it hasn’t sold out yet for it’s first year of production, or perhaps it’s the hefty $360,000 USD price tag that is holding a few buyers back. Whatever the reason, Ferrari is out to inspire interest in the FF and has just launched a nifty online configurator for the new model on its official website.

A perfect distraction for Ferrari fans and day dreamers everywhere the FF configurator offers a crazy amount of personalisation options in exterior colours, interior aesthetics, wheel options and equipment features. Ever wanted a beige-coloured Ferrari with brown two-tone interior and yellow brake calipers? Well now is your chance to see what it looks like and live the dream for a moment. Continue reading “Ferrari launches online FF configurator” »

Porsche Exclusive celebrates 25 years of customisation

November 11th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

For most of us simply owning a Porsche would be exclusive enough but for some their Porsche has to really stand out, it has to be theirs alone. Porsche realised this 25 years ago and started the “Exclusive” individual tailoring program as an option offered to all clients who wanted to make their cars unique. Virtually any customer desire could be met at a price, the only requirement at Porsche’s end was that the special choices had to meet technical and qualitative feasibility.

To provide the service, a team of around 100 specialists created a range of components and even complete vehicles only by manual work, because they believed that “no machine handles material with as much finesse as human hands”.

That same team also takes care of sales, offering customers refined interior equipment or performance enhancements, delivering unique creations for that particular buyer.

To properly celebrate its 25th anniversary, Porsche Exclusive are now creating the limited edition custom 911 Speedster, which is a tribute vehicle to the original 356 Speedster. Only 356 units of this special drop-top model will be built.

Take a look at some of Porsche Exclusive’s work in the gallery below.

Audi to display seven customised A1s in Europe

May 6th, 2010 by Darren Cottingham

For the fourth year in a row, Audi will have a dedicated display at the GTI tuner meet at the Wörthersee Tour in Germany and Audi/VW fans from throughout Europe are expected. The star of the show for Audi will be its new A1 and the German automaker is to show various customisation options. Though the use of adhesive film designs, vibrant paint finishes and exterior add-on parts potential customers can easily differentiate their A1 cars.

Audi head designer Stefan Sielaff and his team of staff have created seven different models for the Wörthersee Tour, including a Football themed model sporting an “FC Bayern” look. This particular car has the Number 10 of FC Bayern star Arjen Robben on the roof and on the doors.

It’s more than just the exterior that differs these Audis from the standard production vehicles. The Audi design team also styled the interior of the worked vehicles, with changes to the center console, door handles, and even the rearview mirror.

Furthermore, the new limited-production Audi R8 GT (read news), will be presented to the general public for the first time.