‘Bluebird Electric’ Aims for UK – and World – Speed Records

Don Wales on Pendine Sands in 2000

Don Wales, grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE, will be attempting to set speed records in his car Bluebird Electric at Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire, UK this summer. Wales is planning to mount his world land speed record attempt for an electric car in 2013, aiming for more than 500mph. As preparation for this, Wales and … Read more ‘Bluebird Electric’ Aims for UK – and World – Speed Records

Bugatti Appoints Wolfgang Dürheimer as new President

Wolfgang Dürheimer, the Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Porsche AG, has been appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Motors and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. with effect from February 1, 2011. Mr Dürheimer started out with BMW in 1986 as product manager and also Head of … Read more Bugatti Appoints Wolfgang Dürheimer as new President

Motoring: World’s Fastest Car Goes Into Production

The world’s fastest production car is now being built in Molsheim in Germany after receiving its European release. The Veyron 16.4 Super Sport achieved a speed of 268 mph (431km/h) at Ehra-Lessien in July. Five special edition black and orange models with the exact same configuration as the land speed record car have already been … Read more Motoring: World’s Fastest Car Goes Into Production