An all-new British luxury sports car has been launched

A new Lyonheart K launches in Britain. The Lyonheart K is based on a “modern interpretation” of the Jaguar E-Type by Swiss design company Classic Factory and has gone into production as a limited series.

“We want to make the ‘Made in England’ label into a truthful concept, not just a statement,” said Robert Palm, CEO of Classic Factory. “Every part of the Lyonheart K is developed, engineered and hand-built in England.”

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In England, Bond Cars of the Villains, Vixens and Dapper Hero

With a new James Bond film, “Skyfall,” being released this fall, and Her Majesty’s favorite cinematic spy franchise celebrating its 50th anniversary, an exhibition of Bond cars has opened at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu in the south of England.

Four former Bond women attended the opening of the show: Eunice Gayson, Jenny Hanley, Madeleine Smith and Britt Ekland. Ms. Gayson, 80, starred opposite Sean Connery in the very first Bond, “Dr. No.”

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A First Look at the McLaren MP4-12C

Maybe you didn’t know that one of the wonders of the modern world is situated in England, a £9 train ride from Waterloo Station in London.

I discovered this on a recent family visit to Britain, when I took a day to tour the McLaren Technology Center in Woking and drive the 2012 MP4-12C, the road car that this famed racing organization will soon be selling.
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Damien Hirst Audi A1 Sells for $524,000

The 2011 Audi A1 hatchback, with its accessible curves and viral-video associations with Justin Timberlake, does not scream “enfant terrible,” nor does it inspire debate on the limits of abstract expressionism.

A visit to the Gloucestershire, England, studios of the art-world provocateur Damien Hirst, however, can rectify that.
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