Panamera Turbo S Is the Ultimate Porsche Gran Turismo

With its new four-door Panamera Turbo S, Porsche once again raises the bar for sporty four-door luxury cars by delivering ultra high performance and efficiency, sports-car-like driving dynamics, and first-class comfort in a purely Porsche package.

Porsche will reveal its most powerful Panamera for the first time in North America on April 20, 2011 at the New York International Auto Show.
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Audi Design’s secret project: creation of the A7 Sportback inspires advertising

It is one of the most unusual genesis stories in the Audi model family. The A7 Sportback was a design team’s dream project that originated without an order and without a requirements specification – and literally seduced the Board of Management. The creators of the advertising campaign launched as part of the market introduction in late October also took their inspiration from the free creativity behind the luxury-class coupe. Here, too, the story starts with nothing more than a blank sheet of paper.

It sounds like a secret project when the Head of Audi Design, Stefan Sielaff, talks about Audi insurance the birth of the A7 Sportback. In a studio atmosphere, a group of ten designers tried their hands at creating an automotive dream: a gran turismo as a four-door coupe. The idea came from Walter de Silva, today Head of VW Group Design. He wanted to borrow from the Audi 100 S Coupe to create the most unadulterated, purist concept ever. The radical thing about this project is that the company had not placed an order for such a model. No engineer had defined the technical foundation, nobody described the positioning for Marketing. The Audi A7 was created without coordinates, without a requirements specification. In the beginning there was nothing but the line.
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Gran Turismo Creator Picks 1969 Chevy Camaro for Next Version

While the world waits for Sony Computer Entertainment to formally announce a release date for “Gran Turismo 5” — Sony’s online Style store says it will go on sale “on or about Nov. 30″ — the game’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi, seems to be pushing ahead with version 6.0.

“About a week ago I actually sent out a to-do list to my staff for the next version, and the response was, ‘Wow, do we have to start thinking about that already?’” Mr. Yamauchi said. “Pressure is something that’s always been there for me for the past 15 years … my mind moves on to the next thing. I invite the pressure myself.”
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