2011 FERARRI SUPERAMERICA 45
2011 Ferrari Superamerica 45 is a one-off version of the Ferrari 599, which is all set to make its first public appearance at the upcoming Villa d’Este Concours in Italy. Exclusively built for Peter Kalikow, New York collector and the president of a real estate firm, the Superamerica 45 has been so named to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Kalikow’s first Ferrari car- a second-hand 400 Superamerica convertible.
The Ferrari Superamerica 45 comes with design features include a newcarbon-fiber rotating hard top with a rear screen, a unique chrome front grille, special burnished aluminium A-pillars, wing mirrors and body colored alloy wheels with diamond finish for the spokes. The paintwork is done in Blu Antille- a shade borrowed from Kalikow’s 1961 400 Superamerica cabriolet- with a contrasting darker blue shade used for the carbon-fiber parts like the roof, front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser. The cockpit takes over the dark blue theme from there on with Blu Scuro carbon fiber detailing and an advanced touch-screen infotainment system, while the rest of the interior is splashed with Cuoio leather.
2011 AMP ELECTRIC MERCEDES BENZ ML EV
Amp last week delivered its first converted Mercedes-Benz: a honking ML 350. Amp isn’t the first company to figure out that luxury vehicles can better hide the cost of an expensive battery pack than an econobox.
Called the Amp ML EV, the world’s first production all-electric SUV was the star of the show at an event held last week attended by all of Amp’s top brass as well as the mayors of Cincinnati and Red Ash (the suburb where Amp is located) and a representative of the governor of Ohio. In their speeches, the politicians made it clear they were proud that a local business would be giving an environmental benefit to a country halfway around the world, and that this showed the region’s economic powerful reach. The real reason for the shindig, after all, was to hand over the keys to the ML EV’s first and most important customer: Gisli Gislason, the chairman and CEO of Iceland’s Northern Lights Energy (NLE), which has ordered 1,000 of these babies.