For over 46 years, the 1914 Vauxhall 25hp ‘Prince Henry’ Sports Torpedo was owned by one owner – Laurence Pomeroy Jnr. Sold recently at an auction at Bond Street, London for £516,700 (MYR2,864,702) including premium, it is acclaimed as the first true sports car in the world.
As the flagship car, its strikingly attractive styling and presentation had always drawn the largest admiring crowds on tours organised by its owner. It demands significant stature and is indeed uniquely built by established figures from the motoring world including Pomeroys Senior and Junior, Heal, Chambers, Clutton, Ridley and Long.
Its outstanding provenance provides a lasting heritage – a monumental piece from the past to the present. It is worthily taking its place high on the stage of the Worlds Great Cars – not only on the concours d’elegance lawns but in long distance motoring events where it will surely prove its Edwardian sporting credentials.
What does the future hold? … Only time will tell but if one is without a vision, then time will be wasted. In London’s Roundhouse, Rolls-Royce presented Vision Next 100, its first ever pure ‘Vision Vehicle’ showcasing how the world’s most luxury automobile will look like in the future.
The Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 presents an intriguing and aesthetically dynamic vision of the future of luxury mobility – a completely personal, effortless and autonomous Rolls-Royce experience, wrapped in a design that ensures a ‘Grand Sanctuary’ for its occupants, and a ‘Grand Arrival’.
只有时间会告知未来的姿态，但如缺乏远见，就只能放任时光流逝。而劳斯莱斯在伦敦的Roundhouse展示了概念车 “Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100”，完美挑明了这个全球最高端的汽车品牌未来豪华的出行方向。
For Rolls-Royce, the end of production of the seventh generation Phantom – considered by aficionados to be “the best car in the world”. The success of Phantom, Ghost, Wraith and now Dawn serves as the foundation for a bold new chapter.
In this spirit, the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 is presented – a truly revolutionary, highly authentic exploration of the future of luxury mobility. It provides a fully authentic look into the potential demands and desires of the wealthy connoisseur of the future.
A Pagani Huayra BC is a visually stunning and artful piece of engineering made for road as well as the tracks. Boasting a V12 Bi-Turbo engine developed by Mercedes AMG (Automated Manual Transmission), it can unleash more than 750 horsepower and is the lightest, globally homologated, Hypercar in the world.
Featuring a 7-speed AMT developed from scratch sets them apart from others in the transmission technology. With the gearbox developed and manufactured by Xtrac, it weights approximately 40% lower compared to that of a dual clutch transmission of the present generation, contributing to a more compact packaging that results in the reduction of the polar moment of inertia which may affect its stability.
The suspension system is specially developed and proves to be the lightest and most effective road going automobile. Components used are produced from HiForg, a lightweight aeronautic aluminum alloy that achieves a weight saving of 25% compared to the suspension of the Huayra Coupe.
Its design concentrates on maximizing aerodynamic efficiency incorporating active aerodynamics – cancelling out the effect of “lift” on the vehicle body. Go on, check out the showroom and request for a test drive on the Malaysian roads – you’ll be surprised!