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On April 21-23, the inaugural Salon Privé London will be the host of the global premier of the much-awaited production intent version of the Electric Mustang by Charge Cars. The new, exclusive luxury event will be held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, and guests can immediately order the EV right then and there if they so choose.

It is a redefined version of the revered 1967 Fastback model, and using the latest technology, the new Electric Mustang is hand-built and have zero emissions. With the blessing of Ford, it has a new steel body shell. Composite body panels were used to make it more lightweight, and the quad-motor configuration of the car provides 536 bhp, and it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

For six years, Charge Cars worked hard to present the production intent version of the Electric Mustang. It was back in 2019 when the London based company showed its first prototype, Salon Privé London will be the first time that the public will have the chance to see the finished car and get more information on the bespoke options that are available for the clients.

Director David Bagley shared, “The Electric Mustang has already captured people’s imagination, but this will be the first chance to see how it can be personalised to each buyer’s preference. We’re delighted that Charge Cars will be using Salon Privé London to allow its clients to get under the Mustang’s skin and understand what makes this limited-edition EV so accomplished.”

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Based in London, Charge Cars have a team that are very adept in the development of luxury and high-performance vehicles. The EV technology used on the cars comes from their partner Arrival’s proprietary software and hardware technologies. This allowed them to have the perfect blend of cutting edge innovation with iconic design.

The classic design and style of the legendary Ford Mustang is preserved through the officially licensed shells. Lightweight composite body panels are used to greatly decrease the overall weight of the vehicle to significantly improve the performance and efficiency, making it a great daily driver.

Using a 64kWh modular battery, the Electric Mustang has a range of 200 miles. It has up to 50kWh rapid charging. Along with the 536bhp, 1,500Nm of torque, the Electric Mustang is able to keep its status as a ‘muscle car’ with the all-wheel drive and torque vectoring provided by the quad-motor setup.

Charge Cars is the first to have a complete Electric Mustang at Salon Privé London. On top of that the company will have its physical interior vehicle display. This will enable the clients to fully explore the different options offered, and they can even take advantage of the immersive VR experience. Using the finest materials on offer, the vehicle interior could be fully redesigned through the ultra-modern environment that is in sync with the iconic design of the vehicle.

The brand-new Electric Mustangs are limited to only 499 units, and Salon Privé London will allow the guests to really immerse themselves with the detail of the options.

Charge Cars Chief Creative Officer Mark Roberts said, “We truly believe we have created something unique in the EV world. A brand new, hand built design icon that gives our customers a genuine emotional connection with their car. Cutting edge technology, zero emissions but now with heart and soul. This is just the beginning for us at Charge Cars.”

As one of the most prestigious automotive events in the world, it is unsurprising that there will be a number of brands that have opted to have their cars’ debut at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at Salon Privé. The latest models from Aston Martin, Alpine, Jaguar Land Rover SVO, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pininfarina, Rolls-Royce, and Porsche will be on display. Joining them are Hispano Suiza, Genesis, Everrati, British specialists Envisage, Overfinch, and Jensen Automotive. It is a try impressive lineup that has everything from reimagined classics, to next-generation hypercars and EVs.

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By: Reggie
Title: Charge Cars Electric Mustang To Debut At Salon Privé
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/charge-cars-electric-mustang-to-debut-at-salon-prive/
Published Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2022 17:42:30 +0000

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Work in progress: A peek at the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype

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Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype
Mention motorcycle brands and the American Midwest in the same sentence, and a particular Motor Co. springs to mind first. But there’s a smaller company 146 miles away, across Lake Michigan, producing small bikes with big attitudes. They’re called Janus Motorcycles, and this is their latest offering—the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler.

Based in Goshen, Indiana, Janus Motorcycles specializes in vintage-styled, made-to-order motorcycles. Using engines from the Italian brand SWM, their bikes can be specced with myriad color and accessory options, before being assembled by hand and shipped to their new owners. Only a handful of parts come from external suppliers—the rest are made in-house, or by Janus’ local network of craftsmen, many of which are Amish.

Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype

The Janus Gryffin 450 shows off the same scrambler styling as the existing Gryffin 250, but uses the engine from the company’s bigger Halcyon 450 bobber. You’re looking at the prototype build, devoid of any paint and finishings. Janus is in the thick of finalizing development, with the Gryffin 450 expected to go into production in July.

Derived from the single-cylinder donk in the Honda XR400, the 445 cc SWM motor makes around 30 hp. It’s not likely to set any land speed records, but that’s just fine for the Janus team. Their philosophy is building bikes that are not just gorgeous, but approachable too.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Work in progress: A peek at the Janus Gryffin 450 scrambler prototype
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/janus-gryffin-450-prototype
Published Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:01:56 +0000

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The Paloma: Deus ex Machina’s Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike

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Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike by Deus ex Machina
Held on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula since 1962, the Baja 1000 is a desert race like no other. As mythical as it is grueling, finishing it requires skill, willpower, and a little luck; finishing on the podium, even more so.

You’re looking at the motorcycle that took second place in last year’s running of the Baja 1000. Built and fielded by a team from Deus ex Machina’s American operation, it’s a well-prepped Husqvarna FE 450 with a livery that’s all fun—and a parts-spec that’s all business. Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Paloma,’ the bike not only boasts a second-place finish in the Pro Moto Unlimited class of the Baja 1000, but it also bagged second overall in the 2023 World Desert Championship.

Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike by Deus ex Machina

The man responsible for the build was Ciaran Naran, who shared race duties with Forrest Minchinton, Nick Lapaglia, and Derek Asserbauer. A previous Baja 1000 winner, Ciaran’s been racing dirt bikes since he was eight years old—and he’s figured out how to make them faster along the way. Working out of Deus’ Venice Beach workshop, Ciaran put countless late nights into turning the 2023-model Husqvarna FE 450 Heritage Edition into this wily, silver medal-winning desert sled.

Even in stock form, the Husqvarna FE 450 is a beast. Thanks to its chromoly frame and carbon fiber subframe, it weighs a paltry 108.3 kilos [238.8 lbs] dry—which is no match for its punchy four-stroke motor. Add a smorgasbord of high-end parts, and you have the beginnings of a race-winning

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: The Paloma: Deus ex Machina’s Husqvarna FE 450 Baja 1000 race bike
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/husqvarna-fe-450-baja-race-bike
Published Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2024 22:11:57 +0000

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A WORLD OF ITS OWN: Take Time to Explore the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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A WORLD OF ITS OWN: Take Time to Explore the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Written by Barbara Toombs

Back in the mid-1980s, then Scottsdale mayor Herb Drinkwater had a vision that the beautiful northern part of his city at the foot of the McDowell Mountains would become the epicenter of world-class events. Through Drinkwater’s persuasiveness, The Phoenix Open golf tournament relocated to the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale in 1987, with Barrett-Jackson moving to what had become known as HorseWorld in 1989 (changing its name to WestWorld in 1990).

The TPC was developed as part of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort, a sprawling 65-acre property that also opened in 1987. Being just 2.5 miles away from the site of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions and sharing a similar commitment to excellence, the Princess was a natural choice to become the official resort of Barrett-Jackson’s flagship Scottsdale Auction each January.

The iconic AAA Five Diamond resort has proven to be an outstanding destination for visitors of all ages – particularly in the winter months for those looking to escape their snowbound states back East. No matter the weather, the Princess offers an incredible array of activities for its guests.

Golf remains a big attraction here, with TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course and Champions Course both located right next door. The resort’s golf concierge can help visitors arrange tee times there or at one of the more than 200 other courses located in sunny Scottsdale.

For those who love the water, the Princess also does not disappoint. The resort boasts six sparkling pools, all of which are kept at a pleasant 80 degrees Fahrenheit and are open 24/7. A favorite among families is the Sonoran Splash Pool, a 6,000-square-foot aquatic oasis with two 200-foot twisting water slides, a zero-entry pool deck and a sandbox play area. Also popular for those traveling with children is Sunset Beach, the resort’s largest pool, which features a 9,000 square-foot white-sand beach and giant splash pad.

The adults-only Sonoran Landing pool invites you to swim laps in one of two lanes or just relax in an oversized hammock, plush day bed or floating bean bag and enjoy some poolside libations. At the heart of the property is the Princess Pool, with sweeping views of the resort’s lush lagoons and golf course, as well as in-pool hot tubs providing the ultimate in evening relaxation under a starry sky.

There’s also a rooftop pool for guests at the acclaimed 44,000-square-foot Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, which offers everything from the exhilaration of aerial yoga to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage. At this hidden oasis guests can enjoy a wealth of treatments, as well as a wet steam room, Swedish dry sauna, hot therapeutic whirlpool, fitness center, grotto waterfall and healthy spa cuisine.

Photos Courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Speaking of cuisine, there are dining options to suit all tastes at the Princess. Top of the list is Bourbon Steak from award-winning Chef Michael Mina – an upscale, contemporary American steakhouse. If it’s south-of-the-border dishes you’re craving, La Hacienda will be just the ticket, with offerings including fresh guacamole crafted tableside and slow-braised pork carnitas.

Other restaurants on the vast property include the Ironwood American Kitchen for breakfast, lunch or dinner (as well as weekend brunch), while the Plaza Bar offers a great indoor/outdoor atmosphere where you can grab a bite to eat and signature craft cocktails. Looking for something a little different? Over at the nearby TPC Golf Clubhouse you can explore the innovative fusion of Asian and Latin flavors at Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar.

For those who love to shop, check out the upscale men’s and women’s clothing boutiques at the resort. You can pick up children’s apparel, pool toys and more at the Trailblazers Shop located at the Trailblazers Recreation Center – where you can also rent fishing equipment or join the kids for a dig in the virtual reality sand box, ride the 3D simulators or grab a basketball for a game of hoops at the resort’s sport court.

You may be in town for the incredible cars at Barrett-Jackson – but be sure to take time to experience all the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has to offer!

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: A WORLD OF ITS OWN: Take Time to Explore the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/a-world-of-its-own-take-time-to-explore-the-fairmont-scottsdale-princess/
Published Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2023 16:25:53 +0000

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