Vertical Door Conversion Kit

The LSD door system consists of a specific door hinge which initially opens the factory door 30 degrees outwards, like a common car door and then upwards by the support of a gas shock with minimal effort.

The door opens in 2 steps:

1. Open the door outwards as usual to a maximum angle of approximately 30 degrees. Allowing comfortable access to enter and exit the vehicle.

2. Lift the door after reaching the opening angle of 30 degrees. This is done with ease as the door is supported by the gas shock to an angle of approximately 40 degrees.

The LSD door hinges are installed at the original mounting points of the dismantled factory hinges. A range of adjustability is built into each LSD door hinge for perfect alignment and operation. Additional features also include limits that prevent the doors from being open too far as well as avoiding contact of the rocker panel.


Pre-assembled LSD hinges with gas shock

Mounting hardware for hinges

Wire set for vehicle specific extensions of wire harnesses including mounting material

Insulated wire connectors including flexible insulation tape

TV certificate

Climbing Up by HWKN

Land Rover North America has teamed up with Architectural Digest and the New York-based design firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) to create a one-of-a-kind public art installation, inspired by the aluminum body of the 2013 Range Rover vehicle. The installation is on display now through Sunday, June 9, in New York City’s Meatpacking District.

The public art installation, titled Climbing Up and created by New Yorkfounders Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner, incorporate many of the same aluminum materials that make up the 2013 Range Rover vehicle, and features the vehicle through an evocative, interactive experience.


Utilizing aluminum rivet-bonds, the installation’s design is tied to the 2013 Range Rover vehicle’s form, picking up on three distinct lines that define the vehicle’s iconic design. In developing the installation, HWKN used a series of plates to create a triangulated structure spine that supports the car, which will rest at a dramatic angle. The effect, say Hollwich and Kushner, is that the car will seemingly be in motion even as it sits atop the structure.

Land Rover’s media buying agency, Mindshare, teamed the luxury automotive brand up with Architectural Digest who had the relationship with HWKN. The architectural firm then collaborated with partners Neverstop, an experiential agency, and Acer, a Toronto-based fabricator charged with the installation’s construction, to create the structure that was unveiled on June 6 at the intersection of 9 Avenue and West 14 Street in Manhattan. The installation is open to the public from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, and from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. Visitors are encouraged to interact with the exhibit socially through tweets and Instagram posts, using the hashtag #LRClimbingUp, that will be shared on flat-screen monitors embedded within the structure.

The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover vehicle has been engineered from the ground up to be the most capable, most refined Range Rover ever. Lighter, stronger, and with new levels of refinement, the next Range Rover reinforces its position among the finest luxury vehicles. It is the world’s first SUV with an all-aluminum unibody structure that is lighter and stronger than ever before, with a weight savings of about 700lbs compared to the outgoing model.

BMW i3 Concept Coupe

I wonder when all cars will be electric… When it comes to reinventing mobility, BMW i goes beyond principles of eco-minded and agile driving. The all-electric BMW i3 Concept Coupe is the latest beautifully-designed take on the upcoming megacity vehicle, setting a new standard for sustainable design and electric driving pleasure.

Lamborghini Veneno a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghini

In the year of its 50th anniversary Automobili Lamborghini is presenting an extremely exclusive model at the Geneva Motor Show 2013. Only three unique units of the Lamborghini Veneno will be built and sold. Its design is consistently focused on optimum aerodynamics and cornering stability, giving the Veneno the real dynamic experience of a racing prototype, yet it is fully homologated for the road. With a maximum output of 552 kW / 750 hp, the Veneno accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and the top speed for this street-legal racing car stands at 355 km/h. It is priced at three million Euros plus tax – and all three units have already been sold to customers.


The Lamborghini Veneno features a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters, an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive, as well as a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. Above all, however, the Veneno benefits from the very special expertise that Automobili Lamborghini possesses in the development and execution of carbon-fiber materials – the complete chassis is produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car. The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.

Fully in keeping with the tradition of the brand, the name of the Veneno originates from a legendary fighting bull.
Veneno is the name of one of the strongest and most aggressive fighting bulls ever. He is also famous for being one of the fastest bulls in the history of bullfighting. His name became popular in 1914, when he fatally wounded the famous torero José Sánchez Rodríguez during the bullfight in the arena Sanlúcar de Barrameda’s, Andalusia, Spain.
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

New 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine delivers best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg), driving range of more than 730 miles and best-in-class towing capability of 7,400 pounds

  • New eight-speed automatic transmission boosts fuel efficiency across all powertrains while improving Grand Cherokee’s legendary 4×4 performance with a lower crawl ratio
  • More luxurious than ever: world-class craftsmanship includes a new Grand Cherokee Summit model
  • More than 60 advanced safety and security features; most in class
  • Legendary Jeep® capability courtesy of three 4×4 systems, class-exclusive Quadra-Lift air suspension and class-leading Jeep Selec-Terrain traction management system with new Selec-Speed Control
  • Array of advanced user-friendly technology features including new 8.4-inch touchscreen display, 7-inch customer configurable multiview cluster display, Uconnect Access and cloud-based voice texting

Jeep Grand Cherokee gets even better for 2014.

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee completely redefines the premium SUV, delivering consumers an unprecedented combination of best-in-class fuel economy and driving range, available clean-diesel technology, a choice of leading powertrain options, legendary benchmark capability, world-class craftsmanship, premium on-road driving dynamics, and a host of advanced user-friendly technology and safety features.

For 2014, Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers a best-in-class 30 miles per gallon (mpg) highway courtesy of a new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine for North America and a new eight-speed transmission. The new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 boasts an unmatched driving range of more than 730 miles.

A new eight-speed transmission drives the new EcoDiesel, as well as Grand Cherokee’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – now achieving up to 25 mpg highway and more than 600-miles driving range – and its 5.7-liter V-8, now achieving up to 21 mpg highway.

Legendary Jeep capability comes courtesy of three available 4×4 systems, Jeep’s Quadra-Lift air suspension system and class-leading Selec-Terrain traction management system. Grand Cherokee boasts best-in-class towing of 7,400 pounds, and an improved crawl ratio of 44.1:1 for 2014.

A new, refined exterior design – complete with available new bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lamps (DRL) – provides an even more premium appearance. Interior luxury is achieved with premium amenities including Natura leather, exotic open-pore wood trim and new color offerings.

The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee includes even more safety and security features – more than 60, including Front Park Assist, Forward Collision Warning with Crash Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Selec-Speed Control – as well as an array of advanced user-friendly technology features for North America such as Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with integrated climate and infotainment controls, a 7-inch customer configurable multiview display cluster, Uconnect Access Via Mobile and cloud-based voice texting.

Built in Detroit, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit models.

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Bentley At The Paris Salon

At the Paris International Auto Salon, Bentley is unveiling its Continental GT3 race car concept, signalling the Company’s intention to return to motorsport towards the end of 2013. Bentley is also showcasing its full product range at this year’s Salon. From the hand-crafted, high-luxury Mulsanne saloon through to the 205 mph (330 km/h) Continental GT Speed performance flagship, the models presented on the show stand clearly reflect the unrivalled breadth of this world-famous brand.

Bentley Continental GT3

Currently being developed by a dedicated motorsport team at Bentley’s headquarters in Crewe, the GT3 concept reaffirms Bentley’s philosophy to develop racing cars from their road-going counterparts. Based on the new Continental GT Speed, the fastest road-going Bentley ever, the GT3 concept capitalises on the prodigious performance, outstanding high-speed stability and renowned durability of Bentley’s iconic coupe, while tailoring its specification for the racetrack. Featuring a rear-wheel drive chassis, state-of-the-art motorsport hardware and a comprehensive aerodynamic package, the GT3 is targeted to return to the motorsport arena towards the end of 2013.

Bentley Continental GT3

Bentley Continental GT Speed

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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 with innovative start/stop system

The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 is extending its leading position among super sports cars with groundbreaking technologies – an innovative and extremely fast start/stop system with supercaps for energy storage and cylinder deactivation under partial load bring significant savings in fuel consumption. Plus, the 2013 Aventador comes with a host of new individualization options.

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
The Aventador’s chassis setup has been further refined. The razor-sharp handling is now even more precise, while ride comfort has been noticeably improved with stiffer springs and optimized dampers. New forged alloy wheels in the Dione design are now also available.

Automobili Lamborghini is using a highly advanced and utterly unique technology for its new start/stop system in the Aventador. The energy for re-start following a stop phase (e.g. at a traffic light) is delivered by high-performance capacitors known as supercaps. They enable extremely fast start-up – full V12 power is available again in a barely detectable 180 milliseconds, significantly faster than with conventional systems. And, in keeping with Lamborghini’s lightweight design philosophy, this new technology also delivers a weight saving of three kilograms. The classic vehicle battery supplies only the electronic systems, occupies very little space and lasts virtually the entire vehicle life.

The second new efficiency technology is the Cylinder Deactivation System (CDS). Under low load and at speeds of less than 135 km/h, the CDS deactivates one cylinder bank, allowing the power unit to run as an inline six. But with just the slightest movement of the gas pedal, the extreme performance of the V12 engine with its 515 kW/700 hp is back online. The CDS and the start/stop system work incredibly quickly, are virtually imperceptible to the driver and have absolutely no negative impact on the amazing driving experience. Yet, they deliver a noticeable benefit in efficiency – the average fuel consumption of the Aventador LP 700-4 drops by seven percent to 16 liters/100km. At highway speeds of around 130 km/h the reduction in consumption and emissions is as much as 20 percent. In total the CO2 emissions of the Aventador have been reduced from 398 g/km to 370 g/km.

Carbon fiber is a lightweight material that features extensively in the Aventador. A substantial proportion of the super sports car’s technological superiority is thanks to its CFRP monocoque. This material now takes on an even higher profile with a package of optional CFRP components – front spoiler, air intakes, engine cover panel, powertrain cladding and interior applications in CFRP set accents in the Aventador’s unique design.

Jaguar F-TYPE Unveiled At Paris Event

Jaguar unveiled the F-TYPE, an all-new convertible sports car: a two-seat, convertible sports car focused on delivering performance, agility and maximum driver engagement.

The F-TYPE is a continuation of a sporting bloodline that stretches back more than 75 years and encompasses a heritage of beautiful, thrilling and desirable cars.

Jaguar F-TYPE Unveiled At Paris Event

Taking inspiration from cockpits of fighter airplanes, the controls are ergonomically grouped by function. Further aeronautical inspiration can be found in the joystick-shaped SportShift selector controlling the eight-speed transmission. The air vents on top of the dashboard will only deploy when instructed to by either the driver or complex control algorithms, staying tucked discreetly out of sight in other circumstances.

The new Gallardo LP 560-4 and LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica

Automobili Lamborghini is presenting the most successful super sports car of its entire history with a new design – even more aggressive, and more extreme: the new Gallardo LP 560-4 and the LP 570-4 Edizione Tecnica.

The new Gallardo LP 560-4 – equipped with permanent four wheel drive- has a new front end and a new rear, while top models in the Gallardo line-up,the LP 570-4 Superleggera and the LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, will be offered also as the further enhanced Edizione Tecnica. The six models of the Gallardo family are now clearly differentiated and can be customized perfectly to suit every type of driver.

The new Gallardo models will be available at Lamborghini dealerships from November 2012.

The new Gallardo LP 560-4

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