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Monday, May 20, 2024

Discovering the Battista Cinquantacinque: A Tribute to Timeless Automotive Elegance

ONE-OFF - In the realm of automotive excellence, where power meets artistry, the Battista Cinquantacinque emerges as a mesmerizing tribute to timeless elegance and innovation. Hailing from the prestigious lineage of Automobili Pininfarina, this masterpiece encapsulates the essence of Italian luxury and engineering prowess.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT is depicted alongside its inspiration, the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida, a creation cherished by Battista 'Pinin' Farina. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
At its core, the Battista Cinquantacinque is not just a car; it's a manifestation of boundless potential. Powered by four electric motors and a formidable 120 kWh lithium-ion battery, it unleashes an astounding 1,900 horsepower and 2,340 Nm of torque. These numbers translate into exhilarating performance metrics, including a jaw-dropping 0-100 km/h acceleration in a mere 1.86 seconds, firmly establishing its dominance on the roads.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT not only honors its heritage but also paves the way for future innovations and design trends in the automotive sector. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
The design philosophy of the Battista Cinquantacinque is a harmonious blend of heritage and innovation. Inspired by the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida, a creation beloved by Battista 'Pinin' Farina himself, this hyper GT exudes a timeless allure. From its flawless Blu Savoia Gloss exterior to the bespoke Mahagoni interior, every detail speaks of meticulous craftsmanship and unparalleled sophistication.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT boasts a flawless Blu Savoia Gloss exterior, propelled by four electric motors and a powerful 120 kWh lithium-ion battery. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
One of the most captivating aspects of the Battista Cinquantacinque is its homage to the past while embracing the future. Unique inscriptions, such as the 'Cinquantacinque 55' signature, adorn the car, serving as a constant reminder of its rich heritage and provenance. This fusion of history and modernity creates a narrative that resonates with automotive enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT boasts a bespoke Mahagoni interior, where every detail speaks of meticulous craftsmanship and unparalleled sophistication. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
As Automobili Pininfarina prepares to unveil the Battista Cinquantacinque in Tokyo, Japan, anticipation runs high among discerning clients and enthusiasts. Collaborating with esteemed retail partner SKY GROUP, the brand is poised to deliver an unparalleled client experience, where dreams of owning a bespoke, hand-crafted vehicle become a tangible reality.
The Battista Cinquantacinque hyper GT is depicted alongside its inspiration, the iconic 1955 Lancia Florida, a creation cherished by Battista 'Pinin' Farina. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, encapsulates the essence of the Battista Cinquantacinque perfectly, stating, "This was a truly special and unique opportunity to design a car that pays homage to Pininfarina SpA's heritage." Indeed, the Cinquantacinque not only pays homage but also sets the stage for future innovations and design paradigms in the automotive industry.
Apologies, the video above is not the Cinquantacinque, but rather a Batista showcased at Auto Zurich 2024, as the intended video was not found. In essence, the Battista Cinquantacinque stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Automobili Pininfarina, where every vehicle is not just a mode of transportation but a masterpiece crafted with passion, precision, and a relentless pursuit of automotive perfection.  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA | ELEKTREK.CO | AUTOEVOLUTION | MOTOR1 ]
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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Jetson-Era Reality: A Soon-to-Be-Realized Vision

Ready to FLY - Growing up watching cartoons like The Jetsons, where a compact personal flying rides were a norm, might have made the idea of personal flying vehicles seem less fantastical. Whether it's coincidental or not, today we're living in an era where that fantasy is turning into reality, particularly with the advancements in such technology embodied by the Jetson ONE. This innovative creation originates from an Italian-based startup founded by Peter Ternström and Tomasz Patan in 2017.
The Jetson ONE is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that weighs 86 kg and can fly for 20 minutes on a single battery charge, with a total duration of up to two hours. (Picture from: Elekrek.co)
The Jetson ONE is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that weighs 86 kg and can fly for 20 minutes on a single battery charge, lasting up to two hours. Controlled using a joystick and throttle system, it can achieve speeds of up to 63 mph
Jetson's journey commenced with the official unveiling of the Jetson ONE in 2022, initially priced at $92,000.. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
It has captured the imaginations of many with its promise of private flight and unmatched freedom. Videos showcasing this futuristic aircraft have gone viral in recent years, sparking a surge in pre-orders and public interest.
The Jetson ONE 'personal flying rides' becomes first eVTOL certified for flight in Italy. (Picture from: Elekrek.co)
A significant milestone in the Jetson ONE's journey was reached when two of these innovative vehicles were spotted flying together for the first time. This not only showcased the technical capabilities of the aircraft but also hinted at its potential for a wide range of applications beyond recreational flying.
The Jetson ONE controlled using a joystick and throttle system, it can achieve speeds of up to 63 mph. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Originally marketed as a personal aircraft to make flying accessible to everyone, the Jetson ONE's single-seat design sets it apart in the eVTOL industry. The recent video demonstrating coordinated flight between two Jetson Ones suggests a future where these electric aircraft could be used for tasks ranging from rapid response missions to thrilling drone races.
Even with its price of $128,000 and an $8,000 down payment, the Jetson ONE remains in high demand, with production slots for 2024 and 2025 already sold out. (Picture from: VOI.id)
Despite its current price of $128,000, with an $8,000 down payment, the Jetson ONE continues to attract buyers, with production slots for 2024 and 2025 already sold out. This popularity reflects the growing confidence in eVTOL technology and its potential impact.
Operating the Jetson ONE in the US doesn't necessitate a pilot license, only training. (Picture from: Autoevolution)
Jetson's journey began with the official unveiling of the Jetson ONE in 2022, initially priced at $92,000. Notable figures like Prince Albert II of Monaco unveiled it at prestigious events, solidifying Jetson's position as an industry leader. Milestones such as obtaining ultralight eVTOL certification in Italy further boosted Jetson's credibility.
Based in Arezzo, Tuscany, Jetson remains at the forefront of personal aviation. An interesting aspect of the Jetson ONE is that it can be flown without a pilot license in the US, making flying more accessible to enthusiasts.
Looking ahead, the sight of two Jetson ONE eVTOLs flying in formation signifies the exciting potential in personal aviation. Whether it's revolutionizing urban transport or creating new recreational opportunities, the Jetson ONE represents a future where the sky truly knows no limits. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JETSON ONE | AUTOEVOLUTION | ELEKTREK.CO ]
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Thursday, May 16, 2024

The Dark Knight - Gotham: Pininfarina's New Batman-Inspired Hypercars

The Dark Knight Returns - Gotham City's legendary protector, Batman, is not just a comic book hero but a cultural icon that has inspired generations. From the pages of DC Comics to blockbuster movies, Batman's influence extends beyond the realm of fiction. Now, Italian design powerhouse Automobili Pininfarina is bringing the essence of the Dark Knight to life with a new line of electric hypercars.
The Battista GT in the Dark Knight trim embodies Batman's nocturnal crusade against crime and redefines luxury and performance in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
The announcement of Pininfarina's latest creations, the B95 Barchetta and Battista GT models, has sent ripples of excitement through the automotive world. These hypercars, infused with the spirit of Batman, are set to redefine luxury and performance in the electric vehicle (EV) landscape.
Featuring butterfly doors, the Bruce Wayne-inspired Battista electric hypercar in the Dark Knight trim exudes sleekness and sophistication. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The distinguishing feature of these hypercars is their design philosophy, directly inspired by the dual identity of Bruce Wayne. The B95 Barchetta and Battista GT models come in two distinct trims, Gotham and Dark Knight, each reflecting a different aspect of Batman's persona.
The Battista GT in the Dark Knight trim features a sleek gloss black exterior paint (Nero Profondo), enhancing its menacing allure. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
The Gotham trim exudes elegance and luxury, mirroring Bruce Wayne's public persona as a billionaire playboy. The interior is adorned with premium brown leather, exuding warmth and sophistication. Complementing this rich interior is the Argento Vittorio gray exterior, symbolizing class and refinement.
The Gotham trim's interior is adorned with premium brown leather, exuding warmth and sophistication. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
On the other hand, the Dark Knight edition embodies Batman's nocturnal crusade against crime. The interior features a striking combination of black Alcantara and leather seats, creating a sense of stealth and power. The exterior sports a sleek gloss black paint (Nero Profondo), further enhancing its menacing allure.
The Black Knight trim's interior features a striking combination of black Alcantara and leather seats, creating a sense of stealth and power. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
Both trims boast unique touches that pay homage to Batman's world. From discreet black wheels on the Gotham to ceramic polished rims on the Dark Knight, every detail is meticulously crafted to capture the essence of Gotham City's protector.
The B95 in the Black Knight trim features a sleek gloss black exterior paint (Nero Profondo) paired with ceramic polished rims, enhancing its menacing allure. (Picture from: Automobili Pininfarina)
Under the hood, the B95 and Battista retain their formidable powertrain. Powered by a 120 kWh high-capacity lithium-ion battery and four electric motors generating up to 1,900 hp, these hypercars deliver exhilarating performance. With acceleration from zero to 62 mph in under two seconds, they outpace even Formula 1 cars, making them the ultimate machines for tackling Gotham's criminal underworld.
The B95 in the Gotham trim boasts an Argento Vittorio gray exterior paired with discreet black wheels, exuding elegance and luxury that mirrors Bruce Wayne's public persona as a billionaire playboy. (Picture from: DesignBoom)
For enthusiasts eager to own a piece of automotive history, Pininfarina's Batman-inspired hypercars will be available exclusively on the BruceWayneX website. The price tag reflects the exclusivity and craftsmanship of these vehicles, with the Battista priced at €3.4 million and the B95s at €4.9 million. A select few will have the opportunity to experience these marvels firsthand at an exclusive event in NYC from June 3 to 10, 2024.
In conclusion, Pininfarina's collaboration with Batman transcends mere automotive design; it is a testament to the enduring legacy of a beloved superhero. As these hypercars hit the streets, they serve as a reminder of the timeless appeal of Bruce Wayne's alter ego, the Dark Knight, and his relentless pursuit of justice. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BRUCEWAYNEX | AUTOMOBILI PININFARINA | AUTOEVOLUTION | CARSCOOPS | DESIGNBOOM ]
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Monday, May 13, 2024

Revolutionizing Legends: Lynx Motors' New GT1e and Electric DMC Concepts

Awaits New Legends Reborn - The automotive industry is witnessing a remarkable surge in the development of electric-powered vehicles, signaling a shift towards sustainable and futuristic transportation solutions. This momentum is exemplified by Lynx Motors, a pioneering company that has recently unveiled two groundbreaking electric vehicles, each embodying innovation and performance in its own right.
The Lynx GT1e, inheriting its design DNA from the iconic Ford GT40, is developed into a track-ready supercar. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
First in line is the Lynx GT1e, a high-performance sports car that inherits its design DNA from the iconic Ford GT40. Developed into a track-ready supercar, the GT1e boasts a formidable four-motor electric drivetrain generating a staggering 2,400 horsepower
The Lynx GT1e boasts a formidable four-motor electric drivetrain generating a staggering 2,400 horsepower. (Picture from: LynxMotors)
With an astonishing acceleration of 0-60 mph in just 1.5 seconds and a top speed anticipated to reach 310 mph, this electric marvel redefines the boundaries of speed and power in the automotive realm. Equipped with a 100 kWh Amprius battery pack offering a range of 250 miles on a single charge, the GT1e seamlessly blends performance with practicality.
The Lynx GT1e equipped with a 100 kWh Amprius battery pack offering a range of 250 miles on a single charge. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Moreover, its sleek design enhancements and technological advancements promise an exhilarating driving experience both on and off the track. According to Rod Keller, CEO of Lynx Motor, this electric racing car is planned to be produced in limited quantities, specifically 28 units starting in late of 2025.
The Lynx DMC-EV, a futuristic reinterpretation of the classic DeLorean DMC-12, retains its signature gullwing doors and iconic design elements. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
In contrast, Lynx Motors introduces the Lynx DMC-EV, a futuristic reinterpretation of the classic DeLorean DMC-12. Retaining its signature gullwing doors and iconic design elements, the DMC-EV integrates modern aerodynamic upgrades and a revamped drivetrain.
The Lynx DMC-EV featuring an AWD setup and a 70 kWh CATL battery pack, this electric vehicle delivers an estimated range of 250 miles, coupled with swift acceleration to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Featuring an AWD setup and a 70 kWh CATL battery pack, this electric vehicle delivers an estimated range of 250 miles, coupled with swift acceleration to 60 mph in approximately 4 seconds. The fusion of nostalgia and innovation makes the DMC-EV a compelling choice for enthusiasts seeking a blend of heritage and cutting-edge technology in their automotive experience, with plans to manufacture only 100 units.
Lynx Motors' commitment to revolutionizing legendary vehicles extends beyond performance enhancements. The company's focus on interior comfort, safety features, and advanced technology underscores its dedication to elevating the overall driving experience. 
The fusion of nostalgia and innovation makes the DMC-EV a compelling choice for enthusiasts, with plans to manufacture only 100 units. (Picture from: BlackXperience)
By leveraging electric powertrains, Lynx Motors not only champions sustainability but also unlocks new realms of performance previously unimaginable in traditional combustion-engine vehicles. As the automotive landscape evolves, the emergence of electrified supercars like the GT1e and reimagined classics like the DMC-EV heralds a new era of automotive ingenuity and innovation.
These groundbreaking creations from Lynx Motors epitomize the fusion of heritage, performance, and sustainability, setting new benchmarks and inspiring a wave of excitement among automotive enthusiasts worldwide. Embrace the future of driving with Lynx Motors' electrifying vision that promises to reshape the roads ahead. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | LYNX MOTORS | CARSCOOPS | CARBUZZ ]
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Friday, May 10, 2024

Anticipating the MG Cyberster: Electrifying Innovation on UK Roads

Hit The Roads - Excitement is in the air for automotive enthusiasts as Morris Garage (MG) finally unveils the long-anticipated price of its electric marvel, the MG Cyberster, after its initial debut in 2023. With the official pricing announcement, consumers in the UK can now place their orders for this futuristic open-top sports car.
The MG Cyberster comes in two thrilling variants: the Trophy and GT, each offering a unique blend of performance and innovation. (Picture from: Carscoops)
The MG Cyberster comes in two thrilling variants: the Trophy and GT, each offering a unique blend of performance and innovation. Both variants are powered by a robust 77 kWh battery, delivering impressive power and range tailored to their specifications.
The MG Cyberster Trophy variant, drivers can experience 335 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, propelling the car from 0 to 97 km/h in just 5.0 seconds. (Picture from: Autocar)
Starting with the Trophy variant, drivers can experience 335 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, propelling the car from 0 to 97 km/h in just 5.0 seconds. The GT variant takes performance up a notch with 496 horsepower and 535 Nm of torque, achieving a swift 0-62 km/h acceleration in a mere 3.2 seconds, boasting a remarkable range of 444 km.
The MG Cyberster GT variant takes performance up a notch with 496 horsepower and 535 Nm of torque, achieving a swift 0-62 km/h acceleration in a mere 3.2 seconds, boasting a remarkable range of 444 km. (Picture from: Autocar)
Autocar's recent report on April 28, 2024, highlighted the Cyberster's dynamic features, including customizable driving modes, adjustable heated seats, a heated steering wheel, and advanced adaptive regenerative braking technology.
Inside the MG Cyberster, drivers are treated to premium amenities such as a 10.25-inch main touchscreen complemented by two 7.0-inch screens, a heated steering wheel, also adjustable heated seats. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Inside the Cyberster, drivers are treated to premium amenities such as Brembo brakes, 19-inch rims, a 10.25-inch main touchscreen complemented by two 7.0-inch screens, seamlessly integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionalities. The convenience extends further with a 360-degree parking camera and an immersive eight-speaker Bose audio system.
Both variants are powered by a robust 77 kWh battery, delivering impressive power and range tailored to their specifications. (Picture from: Carscoops)
In addition to its performance prowess, the MG Cyberster offers practicality with a spacious 249-liter trunk and rapid charging capabilities of up to 150 kW. This allows for a quick charge from 10 to 80 percent in just 38 minutes, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum driving pleasure.
The MG Cyberster has been priced from £54,995 in the UK and is available to order now. (Picture from: Autocar)
As for the eagerly awaited price tag, the MG Cyberster is competitively priced at approximately £54,995 or around Rp.1.1 billion. Enthusiasts can anticipate delivery starting in August, marking the dawn of a new era in electric sports car excellence.
With its blend of cutting-edge technology, exhilarating performance, and practical features, the MG Cyberster is poised to redefine the automotive landscape, setting a new standard for electric sports cars. Buckle up for an electrifying ride into the future with MG's visionary creation. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MGMOTORR | AUTOCAR | CARSCOOPS ]
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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Introducing the MG EXE181: A Revolution in Electric Hypercars

New EV BEAST - In a world where electric vehicles are becoming increasingly prevalent, MG (Morris Garage), a key player in the automotive industry, has unveiled its groundbreaking hypercar concept—the MG EXE181. This innovation represents a seamless blend of technology and innovation, bridging the gap between the electrifying experience of driving a hypercar and an unparalleled driving adventure.
The MG EXE181 stood alongside the record-setting cars of 1950s, including its predecessor and inspiration, the MG EX181. (Picture from: MGMotor)
Unveiled at Auto China 2024, the MG EXE181 has captured global attention with its revolutionary design and exceptional performance capabilities. Drawing inspiration from the record-setting cars of the 1950s, this hypercar boasts a sleek body and a minimalist panel layout that exudes futuristic charm.
The MG EXE181 boasts a sleek body and a minimalist panel layout that exudes futuristic charm. (Picture from: CARMagazine)
One of the standout features of the MG EXE181 is its aerodynamic prowess. The bubble-like cockpit and teardrop-shaped exterior not only contribute to its aesthetic appeal but also enhance its aerodynamic efficiency, ensuring optimal performance on the road.
One of the standout features of the MG EXE181 is its aerodynamic prowess, showcased by the bubble-like cockpit and teardrop-shaped exterior. (Picture from: CARMagazine)
Under the hood, the MG EXE181 is powered by four electric motorsone for each wheel—delivering an exhilarating acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a mind-blowing 1.9 seconds. With a power output exceeding 1,000 horsepower, this hypercar promises a driving experience like no other.
The MG EXE181 is powered by four electric motors—one for each wheel—delivering an exhilarating acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a mind-blowing 1.9 seconds. (Picture from: CARMagazine)
While official specifications regarding its top speed have yet to be disclosed, MG has hinted at surpassing the previous record of 410 km/h set by the EX181 in 1957. This ambitious goal positions the MG EXE181 as a formidable contender in the electric hypercar market, rivaling established models such as the Rimac Nevera.
The MG EXE181 features minimal bodywork, and its driver sits in a central glass cockpit surrounded by metal. (Picture from: CARMagazine)
The debut of the MG EXE181 marks a significant milestone in the automotive landscape, showcasing MG's commitment to pushing boundaries and setting new standards in electric vehicle technology. With its striking design and unparalleled performance, the EXE181 is poised to revolutionize the hypercar segment.
The MG EXE181 stands as a testament to MG's vision for the future of electric mobility. (Picture from: MGMotor)
Following its debut in China, reports indicate that the MG EXE181 will also showcase its speed at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the Chinese company will take center stage as part of its centenary celebrations. This event will also mark the launch of MG's new electric Cyberster sports car.
In conclusion, the MG EXE181 represents a fusion of cutting-edge design, advanced technology, and unparalleled performance, making it a game-changer in the realm of electric hypercars. As automotive enthusiasts eagerly anticipate its official launch, the EXE181 stands as a testament to MG's vision for the future of electric mobility. Brace yourself for the arrival of this electrifying marvel that is set to redefine automotive excellence. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MGMOTOR.EU | CARMAGAZINE | ]
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Saturday, May 4, 2024

MG Maze: Revolutionizing Driving with Immersive Gaming Experience

Gamer's Futuristic EV - In a world where gaming culture permeates daily life, MG recognizes the need to blend innovation with entertainment. As the MG Maze Concept introducing back in 2021 as the latest innovation from the visionary minds at MG (Morris Garage) Design Team, led by Carl Gotham from the Advanced Design Studio in London, England.
The MG Maze Concept, designed under the theme "Get Out and Play," bridges the thrill of driving with the limitless imagination of gaming, offering a unique and unparalleled experience. (Picture from: OtoPlus-Online)
Under the banner of "Get Out and Play," MG beckons all automotive enthusiasts and gaming aficionados to embark on an exhilarating journey with their newest creation. The MG Maze emerges as a bridge between the thrill of driving and the boundless imagination of gaming, promising an experience like no other.
The MG Maze Concept introducing back in 2021 as the latest innovation from the visionary minds at MG (Morris Garage) Design Team, led by Carl Gotham. (Picture from: OtoPlus-Online)
With its unveiling, the MG Maze has captivated the attention of millions worldwide, solidifying MG's position as a pioneering brand on the brink of its centenary. This concept car is not just a vehicle; it's a testament to MG's commitment to pushing boundaries and shaping the future of mobility.
The MG Maze has captivated millions of automotive fans worldwide with its promise of an exhilarating driving experience akin to playing a game. (Picture from: OtoPlus-Online)
Rooted in the philosophy of Play, Discovery, and Adventure, the MG Maze embodies these principles from every angle. Its exterior boasts a transparent shell, offering a glimpse into the intricate mechanics within, illuminated by LED backlighting reminiscent of a high-end gaming rig.
One of its standout features is the innovative entrance design. Instead of traditional side doors, the MG Maze features a transparent canopy that rises like a portal, inviting you into the immersive world of MG gaming. (Picture from: OtoPlus-Online)
Among its many features, the most notable is the innovative entrance design. Departing from conventional side doors, the MG Maze opts for a transparent canopy that ascends like a portal into the world of MG gaming. Upon entry, occupants are greeted by zero-gravity seats, a gaming controller, and a screen, setting the stage for an immersive experience.
The exterior of the MG Maze features a transparent shell that showcases its sophisticated components and inner workings, enhanced with LED backlighting reminiscent of a high-end gaming PC. (Picture from: OtoPlus-Online)
Gone is the traditional steering wheel; in its place, drivers wield control with their smartphones, seamlessly integrating the digital and automotive realms. This convergence of technology and design marks a new era in automotive innovation, where driving becomes synonymous with gaming.
In conclusion, the MG Maze represents more than just a concept car; it's a gateway to a future where driving is not just a means of transportation but a journey into the realms of imagination and adventure. With its blend of cutting-edge design and gaming-inspired features, the MG Maze invites enthusiasts to redefine the boundaries of automotive exploration. Get ready to embark on the ultimate adventure with MG Maze – where innovation meets exhilaration. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MGMOTOR.EU | AUTOCAR | CARSCOOPS  ]
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