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Designer Henrik Fisker & Galpin Motors' supercharged creation

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In the upholding and expansion of a tradition that has meant building automobiles for a good 110 years now, Buick has teamed up with BASF in applying the new ideas of young innovative minds at Detroit’s famed design school, the College of Creative Studies. After wrestling with concepts introduced by the competition such as population issues in urban areas and developing countries, nanotechnology and the application of new materials in vehicle technology, students competed for a total of $7,000 in awards. Judged by a jury of pro designers and car-tech experts, the students were recognized for the likes of most original concept, best interior/exterior, best integration of new materials, with best concept overall going to Namsuk Lee, a student from Seoul, Korea (who also took home best interior). Other mentionables in the competition include Justin Salmon from Florida who won a grand for his his innovative use of materials, which applied exposed algae in the vehicle structure to usable energy. Props also go to Sam Kenny from North Carolina, whose elegant design got him $1,500 for best exterior. The competition allowed these students access to the same data used by industry professionals, giving them a great opportunity and learning experience in a competitive field, plus, of course, cash money. Source
Modeled after the Monster 1200 that premiered last November, Ducati announced a mid-sized Monster 821 as Bologna’s newest best in bikes. Ducati’s all time best seller, the third generation of the bike that ushered in the “naked” look finally gets its smaller displacement engine. The Monster 821 boasts an 11″ Terrastrota engine on a motorcycle that is impressively lightweight (396 lbs) considering its 112 horsepower and 65.9 ft-lb of torque. Other bragging rights include eight-level traction control, three-level ABS and Ride-by-Wire — as well as press-button Riding Modes. Coming this July to Europe in either black on black or red and white.
Designed from the wheels up to deliver maximum droptop enjoyment the all-new Ford Mustang convertible is a great way to escape the daily grind of life and hit the open road. With its distinct style and a completely redesigned top system, drivers can enjoy the shining sun or sparkling stars quicker with all of the performance and character expected of Mustang.

Roush announced the details for the 2014 lineup including the RS, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Mustang. While much remains the same for 2014, just like the factory lineup, Roush has brought a few updates to the table highlighted by an additional 10 horsepower for the Stage 3 (up to 575 from 565) and a new Ford Racing Aluminator engine option for customers that might want to add even more horsepower to the supercharged 5.0-liter V8. Source/Read More