Characteristic features included the long wheelbase, the light and powerful engine installed low down and the honeycomb radiator
integrated organically into the front end, which was to become distinctive for the brand.
The vehicle features a red stripe across its honeycomb radiator
grille, a front splitter, a rear wing, 17-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers, and a body that is 15 mm lower than the standard Up!.
Although it was still in good running condition when parked more than three decades ago, the engine since became stuck and leaf cutter bees filled the honeycomb radiator
full of their little nests.
The most noticeable changes are the matte aluminium applications on the body, the matte black honeycomb radiator
grille at the front of the car, the bumpers, the wings, the sill flares and the roof spoiler.
To differentiate it, the new car features restyled bumpers and a honeycomb radiator
grille as well as smoked rear lights and flared sills.
From the outside its potency is denoted by air vents in the bonnet, red brake callipers, a carbon fibre spoiler subtly placed on the boot and a black honeycomb radiator
grille with chrome surround.
Visually, the new cabrio has all the classic GTI design cues like a honeycomb radiator
grille with red edging and GTI badge, while the front bumper boasts a deep air dam and vertical foglights.
From the front, the Vectra's sharp nose is complemented by a honeycomb radiator
grille, while large intakes are housed in the front air dam of the VRX's deep bumper.
Named after his daughter Mercedes, it caused quite a stir, with its pressed-steel frame, high-performance engine and honeycomb radiator
. Over a century later, the company started by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz is now a towering global enterprise (merging with American giant Chrysler in 1998) and Mercedes one of the world's most famous car brands.
About the name: it was the surname of Wilhelm Maybach, who, along with Gottlieb Daimler, in 1900, developed the first Mercedes with its front-mounted aluminum engine, twin camshafts and advanced-design honeycomb radiator
. He left the company in 1907 to work on engines for the Graf Zeppelin airships.
Designer Walter da'Silva has taken the Ibiza three-door, substantially revised a year ago, and added anthracite painted, honeycomb radiator
grilles and anthracite in lieu of black front/rear bump strips, incorporated deeper colour-keyed side skirts, rear apron and front spoiler, the rear apron is also colour-keyed to show off the chrome twin exhausts, new five-spoke 16" alloys are an obvious Cupra cue as are red brake calipers and, finally, Walter has ringed the twin beam headlamps in anthracite.