$2 Million Handcrafted Luxury Car Designed with NVIDIA Quadro Graphics
DiMora Motorcar Relies on NVIDIA Professional Solutions to Engineer Natalia SLS 2
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SANTA CLARA, CA—January 3, 2008 – NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), the world leader in visual computing technologies, today announced NVIDIA Quadro® 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™ 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.
About DiMora Motorcar
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. For more information about DiMora Motorcar, please visit www.dimoramotorcar.com.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) 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® products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.
Certain statements in this release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the features, uses, benefits, and performance of NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics including the Quadro FX 5600; and the Natalia's completion date and exhibitions are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: loss of performance of when products are used together; our reliance on third-parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test our products; delays in design and manufacturing; manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; selection of a competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the period ended October 28, 2007. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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