$2 Million Handcrafted Luxury Car Designed With NVIDIA Quadro Graphics
NVIDIA Professional Solutions the world leader in visual computing technologies, today announced NVIDIA Quadro(R) professional graphics have been selected by DiMora Motorcar to engineer the Natalia SLS 2 luxury sport sedan, which according to DiMora Motorcar, is the world's most luxurious, expensive, and technologically advanced production automobile.
"NVIDIA's latest and most powerful graphics board, the Quadro(TM) FX 5600, allows our design staff to visualize far more engineering data onscreen than they have in the past," noted DiMora Motorcar Founder and CEO Alfred DiMora. "Pairing UGS NX software with the Quadro FX 5600 allows us to reduce engineering costs to design the most exclusive, highest-quality automobile ever created."
"Quadro solutions deliver the high-speed graphics performance professionals need for challenging applications from real-time rendering to high-definition television content creation," said Jeff Brown, general manager, Professional Solutions, NVIDIA. "DiMora Motorcar's need for rapid computer-aided design visualization in the creation of the Natalia is an excellent demonstration of the performance and flexibility this card offers for automotive design-from initial design concept to final visualization."
Powered by the DiMora Volcano V16 engine, the Natalia pushes the limits of technology to provide the most exquisite and exclusive automotive experience for driver and passenger alike. The first prototype Natalia SLS 2 is scheduled for completion in late 2009, followed by the worldwide debut in Beverly Hills, California. The automobile is planned to be exhibited at major auto shows in New York, Florida, Geneva, Dubai, and other locales around the world.
Based in Palm Springs, Calif., DiMora Motorcar automobiles are designed to exceed expectations for safety, performance, technology, ecology, beauty, comfort, and luxury. It reveals the design, production, and testing of these automobiles via the Internet so that people around the world can participate in and learn from the process.
The founder, CEO, and driving force behind DiMora Motorcar, Alfred J. DiMora, produced two of America's finest luxury automobiles, the Clenet (as owner) and the Sceptre (as co-founder). He and the Clenet were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1986 for the Centennial Year of the Gasoline-powered Automobile. He also founded Starbridge Systems, Inc., where he developed the FPGA supercomputer. With his technological and automotive backgrounds, Alfred DiMora blends the two worlds together to create this new experience in automotive history, the Natalia SLS 2 sport luxury sedan.
NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce(R) products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla(TM) products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com/.