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Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur 911 Porsche Carrera S
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Porsche owners love expressing their personalities with the colour of their cars, and the proof in the pudding is the rainbow-like palette the iconic German sports car brand puts on offer — even as standard colours.

But some colours stand out from the rest, and green in particular has the distinct honour of being Ferry Porsche’s personal favourite. Even today, Dr Wolfgang Porsche often specifies some of his cars in his father’s favourite rich, natural hue.

Porsche 911 Carrera S
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What’s vogue at the moment is green cars with earth-contrasted interiors. In fact, the movement is so strong that the hashtag #GreenOverTan has garnered a strong following across many social media platforms worldwide. Beyond the motoring world, the colour green has also become a favourite among watch manufactures who have debuted several timepieces in green like the new Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711A or the Grand Seiko SBGW264 — both have green dials.

Porsche Singapore brings that hashtag movement to the fore with its Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur show car — a 911 Carrera S. This striking car is finished in a seductive and sophisticated Aventurine Green Metallic, complemented by a two-tone Atacama Beige and Black Interior.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur 911 Porsche Carrera S
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Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur is the brand’s exclusive personalisation service, with more than 700 aesthetic and technical customisation options across all model series — a proud blend of creative imagination, engineering precision and immaculate quality.

Highly-trained craftsmen from Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur devote their effort and time to fulfilling individual customer requests and specifications — slowly, painstakingly, and by hand.

From an embossed crest in a headrest, to an exterior colour finished in your favourite hue — with Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating a Porsche with your own personal signature.

This 911 was created with bespoke enhancements that are a nod to the classic 911s. The staggered 20/21-inch Carrera Exclusive Design wheels call back to the nostalgic Fuchs-styled rims of the 1960s, while its exterior trims are re-finished in matte aluminium for a classic look.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur 911 Porsche Carrera S tyre
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In addition, the decorative racing stripes as well as Porsche’s side script decals in silver channel racing 911s of yore, adding to the sophistication and detail.

Inside the car, the Heritage Design Package option features multiple Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur elements that create an interior ambience that seduces you to come in and indulge.

Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur 911 Porsche Carrera S Headrest
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Notable highlights include Porsche crests embossed on the seat headrests, posh OLEA club leather on all tactile panels, tanned using olive leaves which were selected for their luxurious ageing qualities. The centre seat console is finished in Corduroy, another material that offers elegance and refinement.

The instrument cluster on the 911 features the traditional tachometer front and centre, surrounded by two digital display screens, made extra special with white hands and scale markings contrasted with green numbers to evoke the original 356. The Sport Chrono stopwatch on the dashboard is paired up with the same classic colour scheme.

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By: Joe Lim
Title: Green With Envy — Porsche 911 Carrera S
Sourced From: www.luxuo.com/cars/green-with-envy-behold-the-porsche-911-carrera-s.html
Published Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2022 06:55:06 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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