British skateboard and streetwear brand Palace and Mercedes-AMG have unveiled a second Capsule Collection of clothing, presented by a quartet of unique Art Cars.
“Pants, hoodies, jackets, t-shirts, vests, as well as beanies and caps are stylistically geared towards an ‘auto mechanic’ look,” the statement said. “The collection celebrates this style as everyday fashion that isn’t just for functional purposes.”
The 23-piece collection will go on sale March 25 at Palace’s four flagship stores as well as online.
On sale March 25, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT, all pieces will be available at Palace’s four flagship stores as well as online at palaceskateboards.com.
The four Art Cars each have a 7-layer “fade paint” finish with a “color shift effect”. The SL 63 also has a special body.
The cars are the A 45 S1 “Tiger London”, with a big white tiger’s head on the bonnet; the SL 63 “Sunset LA” painted in bright yellow and deep red to represent “perpetual Californian summer; the GT 63 “Neon Fade New York” offering a neon black and yellow contrast between the city streets and the bright lights, and the G63 “Space Horse Tokyo” with a galloping horse in homage to the fantasy culture “so popular in the world”. Japan”.
Ferrari confirms the SUV is on the way
Ferrari released a darkened image of a vehicle with the prancing horse on its nose and this brief announcement:
“A very different new Ferrari is coming. A car whose lineage stretches back 75 years of uncompromising innovation, evolution and performance. Expect a real game-changer. All will be revealed later this year .
Lotus ready for Emira First Edition orders
While his online configurator is already online, Lotus says it will begin accepting orders on April 8 for its Emira First Edition sports cars, which will be the company’s latest gasoline-powered vehicles. Lotus adds that it will unveil its first all-electric car, the Type 132, on March 29.
Lotus says the Emira First Edition cars will be available this fall, with the base model coming in 2023. The cars will be powered by a 360-horsepower, turbocharged mid-4-cylinder engine from AMG and will be linked to a paddle-shifted 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
First Edition cars are fitted with 20-inch “ultra-lightweight” V-spoke alloy wheels; brake calipers in red, black, yellow or silver; special badging and other features, including body and interior colors.
Cars can be fitted with special option packs including Lotus Drivers Pack, Design Pack and Convenience pack.
Pricing starts at $85,900.
Maserati presents the new Grecale SUV
Calling it the “Everyday Exceptional” vehicle, Maserati introduced its new Grecale sport utility vehicle which is launching with internal combustion or hybrid powertrains and, in 2023, adds an all-electric model. The SUV will be available in a variety of trim and launch versions with 300 or 330 horsepower 4-cylinder hybrid configurations or with a 530 horsepower V6.
Maserati unveils the electric Folgore
Maserati says it will be the first Italian luxury car brand to produce all-electric models, starting with the Folgore, a grand touring car that is expected to hit the market in 2023.
Maserati says the car “will offer state-of-the-art technical solutions derived from Formula E (racing), superb performance, comfort and elegance typical of the Trident.
The company adds that its new Grecale sport utility vehicle will be available in an EV version a year later and that all Maserati models should be offered with an electric option by 2025. The company has announced that it will switch to all-electric by 2030.
The Deus hypercar will debut at the New York show
Based in Vienna, Austria, Deus Automobiles GmbH says it will unveil its electric hypercar concept at the New York International Auto Show, which opens on April 24.
Deus says the styling of the car is by Italdesign and that Williams Advanced Engineering is responsible for the “breakthrough product development and innovation” technologies.
Jaguar finds a second life for electric vehicle batteries
Jaguar Land Rover has launched a program with energy company Pramac, to reuse batteries from electric vehicles into zero-emission charging units for use in areas where electric power is limited or unavailable. Solar energy would be used to generate energy to be stored in used automotive batteries, which would power an average family home for a week at full charge.
The system has been tested at recent Formula E testing sessions in the UK and Spain, where it has been used to power Jaguar equipment.