Official: Camal Studio pays tribute to the Maserati GranTurismo

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Maserati, Design/Style, Luxury

Camal Studio Tributo - front view

Although the Maserati GranTurismo may have looked pretty hot when it hit the scene in 2007, eight years on, it’s starting to show its age. Maserati is focusing its attention on the new Quattroporte, Ghibli and upcoming Levante utility vehicle, but Camal Studio is evidently keen to pick up what Maserati has let fall by the wayside.

The design house, as you may recall, was founded by former Pininfarina designers – the same firm that penned the GranTurimso (among other Maseratis) in the first place. Camal calls its redesign the Tributo (a name which should require no translation) and it draws its inspiration from Maserati GTs past like the original Ghibli, Bora and Khamsin. The resulting design comes across as clean enough, but to our eyes somewhat unremarkable. And if you’re going to go to the trouble of coachbuilding a Maserati, you might as well go for a bit more visual impact. But that’s judging solely from the renderings, and that’s just our opinion – the financially well-endowed customers Camal is going after may feel otherwise once they see it in the flesh.

Camal Studio pays tribute to the Maserati GranTurismo originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: 2014 Chevy Impala used as recording studio for Detroit band

Filed under: Sedan, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Chevrolet

Detroit band Gentlemen Mutineers recording song inside a 2014 Chevy Impala - video screencap

When the Chevrolet Sonic came out, the YouTube-tastic band OK Go used it in a music video in which they drove the tiny hatch through a bunch of giant instruments to play their song Needing/Wanting. Two years later, the arrival of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala has got another band in a music-making mind, but this time it’s Detroit’s Gentlemen Mutineers recording their song Detroit Throttle inside the “library quiet” cabin of the sedan.

We could tell you more about it, but Chevrolet tells you all you want to know in the press release below. Besides, a municipal anthem should be allowed to speak for itself, so you can watch it in the video below.

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2014 Chevy Impala used as recording studio for Detroit band originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Autoline After Hours welcomes auto show models in the studio tonight

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Lamborghini Product Specialists

If you have some time this evening, we highly recommend checking out Autoline After Hours. The crew will be hanging out with Margery Krevsky, the author of Sirens of Chrome. Krevsky painstakingly researched the 100-year history of the auto show model for the book and will be sharing some of her insights with hosts John McElroy and Peter Delorenzo for your enjoyment. If that’s not enough to drag you to the computer at 7 p.m. Eastern this evening, the news that Krevsky will bring along a few of her product specialist friends as well should have you patiently waiting at the keyboard.

The booth professionals will model dresses from the last 50 years of the car show circuit as a living, breathing supplement to the discussion on the book. Sound like a good time? You can see all the action by heading over to the Autoline After Hours site or by checking out the uStream feed after the jump.

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Autoline After Hours welcomes auto show models in the studio tonight originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 May 2011 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Video: Audi A7 in the studio

Filed under: Europe, Videos, Hatchback, Audi, Luxury

Audi A7 Sportback – Click above to watch video after the jump

It will still be awhile before you can get an up close and personal look at the new Audi A7 Sportback. Since Audi recently flooded the interwebs with an array of images, you’ve likely already made up your mind as to whether you loathe or love the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo competitor, but there’s nothing like being able to walk around a vehicle for yourself without the cumbersome medium of a photographer’s lens between you and the sheet metal. Fortunately, Audi has been so kind as to share a lengthy studio walk-around video of the new quad-ring creation.

The flick lingers over just about every inch of the A7 Sportback, including the interior and exterior. We get a quick peep at the car’s mechanized rear spoiler, as well as the cavernous amounts of room under the lengthy hatch. It may not be quite the same as getting your finger prints all over the paint, but it’s dang close. Hit the jump to take a look.

Gallery: 2011 Audi A7 Sportback

[Source: YouTube via World Car Fans]

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Video: Audi A7 in the studio originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Moto Guzzi V12 Concepts shot in the studio

Filed under: Performance, Motorcycle, Design/Style

Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Late last year, Moto Guzzi showed off a trio of concept bikes to point the way forward for the famed Italian marque as it struggles to shed its somewhat stodgy image and attract new buyers. Judging from the effort, which was led by Miguel Galluzzi (he of Ducati Monster and Aprilia RSV4 fame) and Pierre Terblanche (who designed the famed Ducati Supermono, 999, Multistrada 620 and 1000 and Hypermotard), we think they’re on to something big.

The boys from Hell For Leather recently got the chance to sit down with the designing duo and scored both an interview and the first studio shots taken of both the V12 Le Mans and V12 X. We’re big fans of both these concepts, though we’d perhaps steal bits of each one and combine them to make the ideal Guzzi. For instance, we prefer the no-nonsense supermoto style and general ethos of the X but think the single-sided swingarm with integral shock and linkage is pretty darn awesome. As is the flyscreen/LED light combo on the Strada.

Take a look at both bikes in our high-res image gallery below, and check out HFL for more details on the Strada, V12 X and Le Mans.

Gallery: Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept

Gallery: Moto Guzzi V12 Le Mans concept

Gallery: Moto Guzzi V12 Strada Concept

[Source: Hell For Leather]

Moto Guzzi V12 Concepts shot in the studio originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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