mercedes-benz-Japan-1 Apr 28 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 2

New Mercedes-Benz G550 Night Edition for Japan

Mercedes-Benz Japan has recently introduced a new limited edition car for the Japanese market only. Called G550 Night Edition, the off-roader boasts Obsidian Black paint job and luxurious leather upholstery in either red or porcelain white.

Only 100 units will be produced, each powered by a 5.5-liter V8 engine and equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission. It features 5-spoke alloy wheels and cool AMG fenders for extra visual appeal. With prices starting at 13,900,000 yen (approx. $140,600,000), the new G550 Night Edition will be exhibited in Roppongi, Tokyo starting April 22.

Expedition-style 163-foot Triton megayacht to Be Sold at Auction Apr 27 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Triton Megayacht by Delta Marine for Auction

Triton is an expedition-style megayacht built by Delta Marine for a couple who loved adventure and sea exploration. When it was finished in 2004, this was one of the largest yachts that had been manufactured from fiber glass in the US. In 2010, however, some legal matters went wrong and it all ended up with a foreclosure and sale order. We won’t bore you with the details.

As a result, the beautiful megayacht will soon be offered at auction (April 26) and it will be sold “as is, where is” to the most generous bidder of all. The vessel is currently located in San Diego. Measuring 163 feet in length, the yacht was designed by Delta Design Group of Delta Marine, and it was equipped with an impressive list of amenities.

The people who commissioned it wanted a reliable yacht that would do excellently in various weather conditions, and which could take them around the world without difficulty. This resulted in a technologically advanced vessel with twin 1,000-hp Caterpillar diesel engines that ensure a range of 6,100 miles at 12 knots. Even the tenders’ launch and retrieval system is special, permitting launching even while the yacht is under power.

Noteworthy amenities also include a crow’s nest accessible via elevator, a helipad, mahogany paneling in all spaces, skylounge with easy indoor-outdoor transition, accommodations for 14 guests plus 10 crew members, a galley/country kitchen, and many more.

Luxurious-Land-Yacht-by-Airstream-Heads-to-Production-1-1024x534 Apr 25 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Luxurious Land Yacht by Airstream Heads to Production

The Land Yacht is a new concept by Airstream, the renowned American builder of streamlined, lightweight and fuel efficient trailers for travel enthusiasts. It is a unique vehicle that combines the best features of every Airstream trailer with the luxury amenities of fine ocean crafts. While the exterior keeps the company’s signature silver bullet look, the interiors ooze a sophistication specific to plush yachts.

The project was born from a collaboration of the trailer manufacturer with Tecnoform S.p.A. and Officinia Italiana Design. The smart use of space allows for enough sleeping facilities for up to 5 people. Amenities include a large bedroom in the front, a social space with galley in the rear, and a bathroom. The powered bed lift controls access to a hidden storage space, while the wardrobe provides plenty of space for travel clothing.

Air conditioning, flat screen TVs, teak flooring, power awnings, LED lighting features, and Corian counter surfaces are all part of the deal. Apparently the project has already got a lot of fans worldwide, and even though production will only start in July, orders have been coming in from as far as China. The luxurious Land Yacht will set you back $140,000, but the price can get higher if you opt for various extras as well.

Rolex-Unveils-New-Platinum-Daytona-and-GMT-Master-II-Watches-1 Apr 23 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Rolex Unveils New Platinum Daytona and GMT-Master II Watches

Watch enthusiast have been anxiously expecting to see what Rolex would bring to the table at Baselworld 2013 on the occasion of Daytona’s 50th anniversary. They probably expected a brand new model, but the luxury watch manufacturer decided to do a little something else. Rolex has unveiled two fresh versions of older models: a GMT-Master II and a Platinum Daytona, both with new color variations.

The Daytona keeps its original 40mm dimension, but brings a new light blue dial and a brown cerachrom bezel. The color combination is classy and quite alluring, but more changes would have been very welcomed as well. Inside the case is a COSC automatic chronograph movement, calibre 4130, with a power reserve of 72 hours.

Also still 40mm in diameter, the new GMT-Master II is powered by a Rolex Calibre 3186. It features a two color cerachrom bezel insert with a day/night configuration. The colors are blue and black, as you can see in the photos below.

lamborghini-aventador-limo-2 Mar 29 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 1

Outstanding Lamborghini Aventador Limousine Concept

Not exactly sure if Lamborghini is the first luxury car brand to come to mind when saying “limousine”. Actually, it may be among the last ones on your mental list. However, this article is exactly about that: a stunning Lamborghini Aventador Limousine concept. The car keeps all it original visual charm, but adds a few inches to the recipe, and a couple of extra doors as well.

The mere fact that the concept is so shocking and totally unexpected makes us sure that there are many rich people out there who would love to see the car get onto the production lines. We bet there are plenty celebrities who are a bit tired of the same Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lincoln and other classic limos that they’ve had driving them to important events. A red, angular and powerful Lambo would actually make an excellent alternative, wouldn’t it?

Four scissor doors rise up to welcome passengers into an absolutely amazing environment: plush comfy seating, champagne cooler, plasma screens, top-of-the-line sound system, and much more. Though we’re sure not everybody will find the idea exciting, we declare ourselves very positively intrigued. The concept idea was proposed by high-end car hire company Cars For Stars from U.K.

nurburgring_racing_track_dbdvu Mar 25 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

The legendary Nürburgring racetrack in Germany is up for sale at $161 million with a serious buyer

When you are rich enough, it would be perhaps be a perfect match to have everything in a private collection, most of which would otherwise be public area? Whether it’s the homes and estates, the luxury yachts, or even private islands, the super rich will perhaps go the extra mile in order to flaunt and take into procession large rare portions of the earth, which other people who just dream of visiting in their lives. Now there is one such opportunity where the legendary German Formula 1 racetrack, called the Nurburgring, is up for sale for a private buyer. There is also news that there could be a serious discussion with a handful of interested parties, who are perhaps trying to work around the $161.39 million (€125 million) price tag of this famed circuit. Jens Leiser, the appointed liquidator also says that the ring could be sold in parts, or whole, and also that none of the parties in talks now are oil sheikhs or Russian oligarchs.

tour_odean_penthouse_in_monaco_gqo3h Mar 22 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

$360 million Monaco penthouse boasts an infinity pool with attached slide

While most luxury home buyers would be proud to have a water slide around in their private residence, there are some who have gone on further to splurge on properties located in prime destination with this facility. The $360 million penthouse in Monaco, known as one of the most expensive areas in the world for luxury real estate, boasts of not only a water slide connected giant size infinity swimming pool, but also a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. This ultra-luxurious property is spread over a generous 5-floor space in the French Principality in the 49-storey building named Tour Odean. The price tag of this penthouse puts it in the league ahead of La Belle Epoque penthouse in the same city, sold for $308 million 2 years back.

Mar 10 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Garia Mansory Currus: First Ever Luxury Design Roadster Golf Car to be launched at Geneva Motor Show

garia_mansory_currus_first_ever_luxury_design_roadster_golf_car_to_be_launched_at_geneva_motor_show_bkowlBeing inspired by the sense of joy and freedom an auto enthusiast get from riding a luxury sports car, and with an idea to translate that awesome experience to the golf car, the Denmark-based luxury golf car manufacturer Garia which earlier impressed us with its Garia 2+2 multi-functional golf cart and the $17,500 Garia Golf cart has now launched two new models, the Garia Roadster and the limited-edition of the roadster called the Garia Mansory Currus. Scheduled to be launched at the Geneva Motor Show, the Garia Mansory Currus, limited to 7 examples for sale, comes with signature Mansory luxury features including custom seat, carbon fiber rear body, and dashboard in genuine leather, along with many other luxury details found on custom cars.



Feb 28 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Mitchell and King Launches $97,060 Most Expensive Car Wax


Noted for being the only establishment which utilizes cosmetic ingredients to provide most luxurious car care products utilized by the connoisseurs who look forward to optimize the majesty of their ultra-luxurious and expensive cars, Mitchell & King has now blended a car wax for goldRush Rally and have released one for sale. This luxury car care establishment based in Scotland which in December last year delivered the world’s most expensive car shampoo for luxury cars now offers the world’s most expensive car wax priced at $97,060. Displayed within a 24ct gold-plated Swarovski encrust enclosure with bespoke scent, the wax dubbed as GRV impressively contains gold shimmer and is ideal for those who wish the most luxurious car wax.

mercedes-benz-g63-amg-incline_600x450 Feb 23 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

New Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG

‘Engineered, evolved, enhanced’ seems to be the mantra Mercedes-Benz adopted when revamping the G 63 SUV. With an AMG stamp the car enters the luxury category boasting of a 5.5 litre, V8 twin-turbo charged engine that produces 760 nm of torque at 5,000 rpm, and records 544 in horsepower.
Maxing out at 210 km/h, Mercedes-Benz has just given us the fastest SUV in the world, going from 0-100 in a record 5.4 seconds.

It’s literally like being in the lap of luxury as you take the ergonomic driver’s seat in the G 63 AMG. From stainless steel door sill panels, to designer leather seats and trims on the dash board and door panels, the makers have done a great job with the interiors.

Other bonuses like a multi-function steering wheel, adjustable seats and headrests, and an optional ambient lighting system.

SUV drivers know the importance of entertainment when one is out on the road for hours, sometimes days together. Right on cue is the 450 watt Harman Kardon Logic 7 surround sound system with 12 loudspeakers.

The media centre console known as Command Online provides an audio and navigation system complete with voice command, USB, Bluetooth, aux sockets, and an additional access to Mercedes-Benz Assistance Apps. The cherry on the top? You can enjoy broadcasted television programmes in real time, if you opt for the TV receiver as well.


tourch-hotel Feb 22 2013 · 1 comment · Blog · 1

The Extravagant Torch Hotel in Doha, Qatar

Situated within the Doha Sports City complex, only 30 minutes from the Doha city center, Qatar, the Torch Hotel is an amazing luxury tower that boasts 300 meters (984 feet) in height. The building was erected in 2006, but it was only recently converted into a high-end hotel with 360° views. This is Qatar’s tallest tower, designed by Hadi Simaan and AREP.

It boasts a futuristic design, with a mesh exterior and an enchanting kinetic light display. The 51 floors of the hotel include 167 rooms and suites, all tastefully furnished and fitted with iPads and top-notch technologies. Bathtubs by the window, in-room service menus, interactive LED TVs, expensive materials and fine fabrics are all part of the luxe Torch Hotel experience.

Among its many excellent features, there is a stunning cantilevered swimming pool on the 19th floor, hovering 260 feet above the ground. Separate men and women spa floors ensure perfect intimacy and a high level of relaxation and pampering. Guests can also enjoy access to a beauty salon, fitness club, business center, and several fine restaurants with mouth watering menus.


Feb 16 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Gorgeous 2013 GTC V8 Bentley Continental for Beverly Hills

Limited edition Bentleys are the best! The automaker’s latest extremely exclusive creation is the beautiful 2013 GTC V8 Beverly Hills Limited Edition Bentley Continental, which boasts a bright and very eye-catching body color called Celeste Pearlescent. The hue is inspired by the luxe Tiffany & Co. color, which makes it extremely appealing to connoisseurs.

The car was manufactured in only 3 examples (one coupe and two convertibles) for Bentley Beverly Hills. The dealer selling them is O’Gara Coach, the fabled luxury car dealership where Bugatti, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Lamborghini and Bentley always feel at home. Priced at $224,215 each, the cars come with many exclusive features, but no change in the engine department. They are still powered by a 500-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

So here is what the buyers will get with their exquisite Beverly Hills edition Bentleys: personalized Beverly Hills limited edition treadplate plaques, dual tone 3-spoke hide-trimmed steering wheel, neck warmers, massage seat & seat ventilation for the front seats, power boot opening and closing, rear view camera, space-saving spare wheel, and of course the Celeste Pearlescent paintjob. There are also some options available for these babies, such as Piano Black Veneer, Light Grey Roof Interior, Black Roof exterior, and Home Link System.

As a final touch, Bentley gave the cars new CEC C881 wheels in either liquid silver or mate black finish. They measure 22 inches in diameter and are wrapped with Continental Extreme Contact ultra-high performance tires that are excellent for all seasons.


cigarette_amg_electric_drive_concept_is_powerful_fastest_electric_drive_powerboat_electrified_by_mercedes_amg_ri4at Feb 12 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept is the Powerful & Fastest Electric Drive Powerboat Electrified by Mercedes-AMG

Launched in September 2012, the emission-free Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive which is described as the ‘world’s most powerful series production electric car’ has now inspired the creation of “Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept” engineering design, the latest development of Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing which will be launched at the Miami International Boat Show. Described to be the world’s most powerful and fastest electric drive powerboat electrified by Mercedes-Benz, the 38 foot long Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept with an output of 2,200 hp and a maximum torque of 3000 Newton meters is truly a fascinating new concept that cruises with a speed of 160 km/h. Cigarette Racing is however been working closely with Mercedes-AMG for several years, and has delivered impressive speedsters of the waters like the Cigarette racing boatsinspired by Mercedes Benz AMG Black series, the Cigarette 46’ Rider XPspeedboat, and the 46-foot Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Cigarette boat which took its inspiration from Mercedes’ SLS AMG supercar, to name a few.


concept_superyacht_xhibitionist_by_gray_design_wb3la Feb 11 2013 · 2 comments · Blog · 0

Concept Superyacht Xhibitionist by Gray Design is a Masterful Blend of Style, Purpose and Efficiency

Designed with very real, very modern and very useful applications in mind, here’s a cleverly engineered workhorse dubbed as Xhibitionist, a nautical tool that will fulfill many different roles of a luxury yacht. Partly inspired by traditions as old as seafaring itself, this no ordinary yacht concept is actually the brainchild of noted Swedish-based designer Eduard Gray of Gray Design, which earlier impressed us with their Superyacht Sovereign that has taken its design cues from luxury limousines, theDartz Prombron Nagel which is the world’s first sportback vehicle to act as a yacht puller, and the Standcraft limousine beach cruiser which had the designing mastery of Gray Designs. Described as a masterful blend of style, purpose and efficiency, this one-of-a-kind vessel’s hull is its most striking element, as the inverted triman configuration has been employed for one overriding reason that is stability. Further, this versatile concept superyacht boasting an Art-Nouveau styling has also been future-proofed in some aspects; both in terms of its actual features and its potential ‘lives’, as it were.


rm_auctions_unveils_highlights_for_concorso_deleganza_villa_deste_ni3vz Feb 10 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

RM Auctions unveils highlights for Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

Auto lovers and international avid car collectors who are keenly interested to splurge on desirable classic cars as investment options as well as for personal use, now stands an exceptional opportunity to get their hands on stunning investment-quality automobiles, as RM Auctions has announced an extraordinary series of early highlights for Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the auction where in 2011 collectors got to grab the extremely-rare 1955 Ferrari Bernileta. At this highly-anticipated auction, the noted auctioneer will lift the gavel on an elite, hand-picked selection of 40 of the world’s finest automobiles from the world’s most exclusive car makers. Representing the ultimate in elegance, sophistication, rarity and provenance, the 2nd Lake Como sale’s highlight entries announced by RM Auctions’ include the examples like 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Coupethe 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Open Tourer by Barker which served as the official transport for the then Princess Elizabeth in 1952, and the 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Superprofile CoupeBesides, we have also seen the sale offering of classic cars at RM Auctions Arizona 2013, along with the high-end collectible car auctions which kick started 2013.

Excellence-V-yacht-2 Feb 07 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 1

Luxurious Excellence V Superyacht

Excellence V is a beautiful luxury yacht by Abeking & Rasmussen, an elegant vessel that was launched in the spring of 2011. Its classy design was conceived by the owner himself, who worked together with Reymond Langton Design, a design firm from London. Even though it measures 60 meters (almost 197 feet) in length, Excellence V is able to offer flawless accommodation in spaces that are comparable in size to that of much larger yachts.

Almost all guest accommodation areas are located on the main deck: the VIP suite, 2 doubles and 2 twins. They are all situated fore, and are arranged in a perfect manner in order to make the best possible use of space. The master suite can be found on the upper deck, with an adjacent double suite. In all, there is plenty of space onboard for up to 14 guests, plus the crew team.

A beautiful staircase connects the five different decks of the vessel, but there is also an elevator in the central lobby, meant to ensure an effortless transition from on level to another. The main lounge and dining areas are located aft, featuring comfortable furniture and tasteful decorations. Adjacent to the lounge area with bar is the exterior lounge space with two L-shaped sofas for total comfort.

The yacht also features a cinema, massage room, starboard side beach club, tender access and launching, diving and swimming platform, huge Jacuzzi, and a number of relaxing, entertaining and dining areas both outside and inside.

c1f6e68b4c1e124aa420a7e9b0f412e1 Jan 31 2013 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

‘Tailgating For Billionaires’ A The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance And Monterey Car Week -Part 2

“Pebble Beach is the most beautiful meeting of land and sea in the world,” Petersen Automotive Museum Executive Director Terry Karges said Thursday. The car show and race likewise bring out “the most beautifully designed and built cars in the automotive world.” While Pebble Beach usually plays host to golfers, once a year every August it is taken over by classic cars which are perched precariously on the perfectly manicured green lawns far above the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean far below.

The Concours d’Elegance is the crown jewel of over a week of auctions, races and parties all over the Monterey Peninsula. The Councours and Monterey Car Week have become their own annual ecosystem in the classic car world as high value and rare vehicles cycle through private collections and auctions. “A lot of people that get to come out as a spectator, and you get to see some of this at our auction, you get to see them [classic cars] more from collection to collection,” Barrett-Jackson Auction Co. chairman and CEO Craig Jackson said Monday.

For many, the Concours d’Elegance and Auto Week are their only opportunity to some ultra-rare vehicles. Several years ago, Pebble Beach succeeded in gathering all six Bugatti Royales, the only time in history they have all been in one place. “It’s a real feat. I don’t think you’ll ever see that again.”

Collectors bring their cars to the Concours each year to win several coveted class and overall awards which boost the prestige, and value, of their cars. “You can count on your hands the number of collectors who have these [Concours d’Elegance winners] in their collections,” Jackson said. However, many of the cars passed through restoration houses like Barrett-Jackson and the auction houses before winding up in private collections and on show at Pebble Beach. “I get to see these cars at Pebble Beach … I’ll remember the car from the ’60s,” Jackson said.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has been occurring annually since 1950 and the combination of ultra-rare and classic cars, racing and an incomparable automotive social scene have drawn attendees back year after year. An annual party, Gordon McCall’s Motorworks Revival, at the Monterey Jet Center brings out many of the leading collectors for what Jay Leno has called “tailgating for billionaires,” according to Karges.

“If you didn’t have any other eason to go to Monterey, wouldn’t you want one?” Karges said. The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, races and parties prove to be too much for many wealthy collectors to avoid given the plethora of hotels, lodges and gourmet restaurants that dot the peninsula. “It’s a pilgrimage, literally,” Karges said. Both Karges and Jackson have been attending the Concours d’Elegance for decades.

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78960acd37c68a5ff390510c758a2e68 Jan 30 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

‘Tailgating For Billionaires’ A The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance And Monterey Car Week -Part 1

The 2013 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and accompanying festivities of the Monterey Car Week and The Quail motorsports gathering concluded Sunday after drawing the finest classic cars, ultra-luxury models and most distinctive vehicles in the world to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula of California. According to some, the events of the Monterey Car Week have been called “tailgating for America’s billionaires” by none other than the nation’s pre-eminent gearhead, Jay Leno, but it has taken years of hard work and a heady mix of automotive iron and stunning Pacific Ocean vistas to keep the world’s wealthy car collectors coming back each year.

At this year’s Concours d’Elegance, RM Auctions put 120 cars on the block, 13 of which sold for more than $1 million, fetching a total of $35 million, including a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder that sold for $8,580,000. At another Monterey area car auction over the weekend, Gooding & Company sold more than $60 million worth of cars, including another Ferrari, a 1960 250 GT LWB California Spider for $11,275,000. Gooding & Company also sold a first edition Fiat 500 (initially valued at around $35,000) owned by Leno for $385,000, and the legendary von Krieger Special Roadster for $11.77 million.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is the centerpiece of a series of classic car races and auctions, cocktail parties and gatherings for enthusiasts, car shows, and debuts by the world’s most rarified luxury brands like Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz. Rolls-Royce for its part debuted two different vehicles, the 2013 Ghost and the Phantom Coupe Aviator, Cadillac teased a new concept car, and Bentley held the North American debut of the 2013 Continental GT Speed. The Concours d’Elegance and other events of the Monterey Car Week draw such high-value classic cars and luxury debuts every year by means of a very simple formula of strong personalities, an impressive environment and the momentum that years of tradition brings.

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Ford-GT-Daytona-1968.jpg&MaxW=630 Jan 29 2013 · 1 comment · Blog · 1

2013 Amelia Island Concours to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Ford GT40

The famous Ford GT40 that made motorsport history on June 15, 1969, will be the centerpiece of the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance’s celebration of the Ford GT40’s 50th anniversary on March 10, 2013.

The Ford GT40 made its Le Mans racing debut June 21, 1964. But it took Ford two years to achieve victory at the world’s most famous endurance race. On June 18, 1966, Ford’s huge investment paid off with a three-car sweep of the race that mattered most to company chief Henry Ford II.

Le Mans 1966 was also revenge for the grandson of the Ford Corp.’s founder. Ford had tried to buy Ferrari in 1962. Ferrari spurned Ford’s third-generation leader at the last moment and Ford commanded a cost-no-object program to defeat Ferrari where it mattered most, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

There is no public accounting of how much it cost Ford to accomplish the feat, but the records established by Ford’s potent GT40 are well documented. Through three iterations, the Ford GT40 won Le Mans four times in succession: 1966 through 1969.

The most famous GT40 of all made further history on June 15, 1969, when chassis No. 1075, driven by Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver, won the 24 Hours of Le Mans a second straight time in less than one year.

This unprecedented motorsport record has its roots in the vagaries of French election law. Voting is mandatory in France and elections were called for Le Mans’ traditional summer date. This compelled the race’s organizing body to postpone the summer endurance classic until September 1968. That sidelined the GT40’s lead racer, Ickx, who had broken his leg during the Canadian Grand Prix one week before Le Mans’ postponed date. The Ford GT40 Ickx had raced to victory at Brands Hatch, Spa and Watkins Glen was entrusted to countryman Lucien Bianchi—who was driving for the injured Brian Redman—and Mexico’s Pedro Rodriguez. That pair won Le Mans in the Ford GT40 that Ickx would soon affectionately call “my car.” As a bonus, the 1968 Le Mans victory also clinched the 1968 International Championship of Makes for Ford.

By 1969, the experts had consigned the 6-year-old Ford GT40 design to spear carrier roles. Then in March, Ickx and Oliver won the punishing 12 Hours of Sebring with the ’68 Le Mans-winning 1075.

The Anglo-Belgian pair teamed for Le Mans again in June, and that race has passed into the legend and lore of international sports car racing. The victory by Ickx and Oliver in 1075 was the closest finish in Le Mans’ long and colorful history: a matter of just 70 yards separated the winning GT40 and the second-place Porsche after 24 hours. The victorious GT40 was almost out of gas and the driver of the Porsche, Hans Herrmann, thought his brakes were fading. For the final two hours, the pair ground around the high-speed 8.369-mile French road circuit, often at more than 200 mph, laying plans for the final lap.

The new Porsche 908 and the aging Ford GT40, 1075, that had won Le Mans just nine months earlier, were locked in a game of high-speed, high-stakes Le Mans-chess. The Porsche was faster on the long Mulsanne straight, but the Ford was quicker from the Mulsanne hairpin back to the starting line. The pair arrived at the finish line just 15 seconds before 2 p.m., the race’s appointed finishing hour. Both would have to make another agonizing yet fast and perfect lap. As the other cars were flagged off the track at 2 p.m., only the battling lead duo remained on the course, adding to the drama and tension of that last long lap.

In America, ABC television was making its first live broadcast of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Amelia Concours founder and chairman Bill Warner remembers the final lap as Wide World of Sports‘ host Jim McKay and three-time Le Mans winner and world driving champion Phil Hill made the call of the finish. “Seeing Le Mans live for the first time on American television was amazing. By the time they got to Arnage on the last lap, it was obvious that the GT40 was going to win. At the flag, the GT40 and the Porsche were less than two seconds apart.

“Having the first of only three cars to win Le Mans twice on the Amelia Concours field is a thrill for me,” said Warner. “I remember photographing these cars at Sebring and Daytona in 1969 when 1075 won the 12 Hours, and recall thinking what a great Anglo/American effort it was.”

On March 10, 2013, Ford GT40 1075 and its Gulf racing stalemates GT40 1076 (that finished third at Le Mans in ’69 driven by David Hobbs and Mike Hailwood) and 1074 will be reunited on the fairways of The Golf Club at Summer Beach in the 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Ford GT40.

Jan 20 2013 · 6 comments · Blog · 0

$42,000 Hot tub electric boat is fitted with a waterproof stereo system and on-board chargers

Experience comfort, relaxation and revolving scenery, while being in a hot tub surrounded by water all around, doing drinking, listening music, and leisurely boating with your loved ones, all at once with the revolutionary Hot Tub Boat. Engineered and built in Seattle by a marine carpenter that specializes in custom house boats, this one-of-a-kind vessel is basically an electric boat with an 8-foot long hot tub built into its deck, and positioned on the boat’s center of buoyancy, providing the boat exceptional stability. Ideal for carefree fun and relaxation on the water, moving or stationary, this 16-foot Hot Tub Boat built to accommodate 6 adult bathers, also comes equipped with waterproof stereo system, four ice chests built into the desk, a teak swimstep, and a 24-volt electric motor that propels the boat up to 5 mph on calm water, steered via a joystick.

Jan 13 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Beyzacases launches Aston Martin luxury mobile accessories at CES 2013

CES 2013 was filled with mobile accessories, while most of them were similar to what we have already seen over the years, including the rhinestone studded bling mobile accessories from the Korean companies, which made us realize no one does them better than BlingMyThing, and also there were leather cases galore. The leather cases launched at CES 2013 too were not class apart except the Istanbul based Beyzacases luxury mobile accessories range. Inspired by the ultimate British supercar, Aston Martin, the range of smartphone and tablet cases is said to have taken design cues from the elegant form and shape of Aston Martin’s famous radiator grid, but what makes them exclusive is craftsmanship. The Aston Martin range is handcrafted from the finest full grain Alcantara leather used in Aston Martin interiors.

The collection includes the new iPhone 5 Slim V cases crafted out of Alacatara leather with soft lining and protection against scratching. The collection is available in beautiful stiching colors, such as; beige, brown, orange and red. The range features iPhone and iPad cases for the latest iPhone 5 besidesiPhone 4 and 4S, iPad 2 cases and Slim TP for BlackBerry Bold series. The iPhone cases will reportedly retail for around $100 for the iPhone cases and approx. $330 for the iPad cases. The products comes with a specific “How to Care” guide to protect the natural beauty of the genuine leather cases from daily wear and tear and characteristic signs such as wrinkles, scars and marks.

Bravo-88-Motor-Yacht-1 Jan 11 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

The Awesome Bravo 88 Motor Yacht

A true jewel in its class, Bravo 88 is a luxury motor yacht with a classic exterior design, impressive lightness, and luxe interiors for up to 8 guests. The vessel can reach speeds of over 25 knots, ensuring a smooth sailing experience and high maneuverability. The composite structure of the yacht provides excellent durability without compromising on weight, which allows for high speeds to be reached almost effortlessly.

A few seconds are enough to go from standstill to fast cruising, and all this happens in total comfort. Talented designers from M. G. Burvenich Yacht Design gave this vessel a hard top flybridge, large windows for unobstructed panoramas in the pilothouse, an elegant yet cozy saloon separated from the luxe aft deck by sliding doors, and a lovely informal dining area as part of the main deck gallery.

Bravo 88 can transport its guests in lavish conditions, offering excellent accommodation in 4 staterooms. The VIP and master suite are flooded with natural light, but the other two cabins are also very impressive in terms of amenities and high-end features.


bentleys_worlds_fastest_four_seat_convertible_gmaq3 Jan 08 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Bentley’s World’s Fastest Four-Seat Convertible to debut at Detroit Auto Show 2013

Designed in true Bentley style for those who accept no compromises, here’s the British  luxury automaker’s latest, fastest and most thoughtfully-executed open-top performance flagship, the 2014 Continental GT Speed Convertible that offers unrivaled luxury and refinement of a coupé yet transforms into a gorgeous open tourer at the touch of a button. Taking place at the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental GT range with peak power of 625PS or 616 horsepower, this GT Speed Convertible which has an impressive top-speed of 202 mph, will appeal to discerning drivers seeking the sensory thrills of the world’s fastest four-seat soft-top and the practicality of a year-round grand tourer. Scheduled to be unveiled on 14th January at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit, the ride’s subtle sporting design cues include exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, dark-tint grilles and ‘rifled’ exhaust tail pipes, and on the inside it features the Mulliner Driving Specification with its distinctive diamond-quilted hide upholstery as standard, blending contemporary luxury with a distinctive sporting character.


Compact-Yet-Spacious-Atlantis-34-Yacht-2 Jan 04 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Compact Yet Spacious Atlantis 34 Yacht

Azimut Benetti has recently unveiled their first family-friendly yacht, called Atlantis 34. It is a 10-meter (32.8-foot) vessel that fits into the medium-small category, combining a sporty appearance with surprisingly ample and comfortable interiors. It was designed by the Atlantis Design Department in collaboration with Neo Design.

The deck space is generous, allowing for comfortable sunbathing, lounging, and alfresco dining. As far as accommodation is concerned, the small yet spacious yacht features a master cabin with double bed, adjacent to a dinette which can be converted into a cozy double bed as well.

The buyer also gets 1,350 liters of storage space, an 80-liter refrigerator, and enough space on the swimming platform for a tender. Powered by 2 Volvo Penta D3 engines with Duoprop sterndrive, the vessel can reach 32 knots and features upgradable Raymarine touch screen instrumentation.


Jan 02 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Hyundai Wants To Turn The Smartphone Into A Car Key

South Korean carmaker Hyundai on Friday revealed their ”Connected Car concept” that uses NFC technology to allow users to open and close doors with their phone.

The system allows the driver to lock and unlock the car with an NFC-enabled smartphone and then, once inside, dock the device to activate the car’s telematic systems and to upload the driver’s personal profile — such as seat position, favorite radio stations, satellite navigation history and climate control settings.

The profile information is streamed to the vehicle’s 7-inch touch screen which also mirrors the smartphone’s content so that the driver has hands-free access to their contacts and address book.

Allan Rushforth, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “Hyundai’s Connectivity Concept showcases the brand’s philosophy of making tomorrow’s technology accessible to a wide range of customers.

With this technology, Hyundai is able to harness the all-in-one functionality of existing smartphone technology and integrating it into everyday driving in a seamless fashion.

As the technology continually develops there will be capabilities to store driver’s seating positions and exterior mirror settings, providing customers with a comfortable and individual driving environment.”

2003 Chevrolet Corvettes C1-C5 Jan 01 2013 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Happy birthday Corvette!

The Chevrolet Corvette is as American as a cheeseburger with fries or fireworks on the Fourth of July.

A motoring icon and for many the only true US sportscar that can be mentioned in the same breath as the raging bulls of Lamborghini or prancing horses of Ferrari, it’s hard to believe that the two-seater V8 turns 60 years old in 2013.

Dec 30 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

You Are Only As Rich As the Car You Drive

You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody,” said America’s evergreen icon Frank Sinatra, who counted a 1970 Lamborghini Miura P400S among his fleet of luxury sedans and sports cars.

Now, Manoj Lulla is not much of a ‘do-be-do-be-do’ man, but the Chennai-based businessman sure knows he is a ‘somebody’.

Trouble is there are way too many ‘somebodies’ in post-reforms India—158,000 millionaires to be precise, as per a latest Credit Suisse report. So how do you stand out? Lulla decided to promote his garage: these days he drives his Lamborghini Gallardo home, literally, and parks it in the living room of his Chennai house, where he has made an extension with special track lighting to house the machine.

Well, there are more ways to stand out. Like the one followed by Lulla’s uber-rich brethren in the western part of India: For instance, you can embed the emblem of that other snob king-on-four wheels, Rolls Royce, with pure diamonds. The proud owner of Rolls Royce has got the Spirit of Ecstasy—the emblem—studded with 1,640 real diamonds.

“These are special customers. They are always on the lookout for something exclusive. One of our customers got a special paint created for his car—the specific red he wanted was not part of the colour options we have on offer. Then there is a customer who got the entire veneer in the car studded with mother of pearls. It took us four months to deliver,” says Sharad Kachalia, one of the leading dealers of Rolls Royce, about this extremely high net worth phenomenon.

Diverse Buyers

The craze is now leaving even the age factor behind. One of the new Lamborghini owners is a 16-year-old kid from the outskirts of Mumbai, who, thankfully, utilities the services of a driver.

“The profile of our car buyers shows that awareness and love for Lamborghini cars run deep. With regard to the 16-year-old, we have been assured by the family that he won’t drive till he is legally eligible to drive. We will train him, once he reaches that requisite age,” says Pavan Shetty, head of operations, National Sales Company for Lamborghini in India. Super car are not exactly a prerogative of celebrities and industrialists; the profile of some of the buyers and the places they come from reveal an all-new potential, he says.

“One of our owners lives in a place where there is no proper road to drive,” says Pratik Desai, VP at Exclusive Motors, a dealer of Bentley super-cars.

Boom In Ultra HNI Club

You can imagine the aspiration to own a brand like Bentley. For sure, economic growth is putting money in the hands of people. We have had customers walking into the showroom in the morning and driving out with the car in the evening,” adds Desai.

Wilfried Aulbur, former MD of Mercedes Benz India and now a managing partner at leading consultancy firm Roland Berger, who knows the luxury car market well, is not surprised. “Wealth is distributed across India. Some of them have made money in areas that are not necessarily every day in the newspaper, so you never know how the next Bentley owner may be,” he says.

According to Credit Suisse Research Institute’s Global Wealth Report, the number of millionaires in India stands at 158,000. And this number is likely to jump over 50% to 242,000 by 2017. The report says India has 237,000 members among the top 1% of the global rich club. There are 1,500 ultra-high net worth individuals with estimated wealth of over $50 million (around 700 of them with a net worth of over $100 million)

Widespread Demand

According to industry estimates, the market for super-luxury cars priced at Rs 1-2 crore stood at around 250-300 units in 2011, and the segment is expected to grow at over 50% with as many as eight cars being launched in 2011 and many brands like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati among others setting up base here. About 100 units of super super car like Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari and Porsches were sold, besides over 150 units of super-luxury saloons like Rolls Royce and Bentley last year.

“We are getting very good enquiries from Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Baroda, Ahmedabad; you have some of the tier II-III towns we did not even expect and we hope to close some of this next year as we get more cars for 2013,” says Shetty. He already has 10 bookings on hand.

Aulbur says the overall penetration rate of super-luxury cars in India is still low compared with Russia and other markets. He counts lack of infrastructure and traffic congestion as major impediments. If these are taken care of, the market for luxury cars in India can explode like China did a decade ago, say experts. “It is just a matter of time before the sentiment improves and people start buying again,” adds Desai of Bentley.

Dec 29 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 1

Roger Dubuis Reinterprets the Legend of King Arthur

Steeped in history, romance and chivalry, the legend of King Arthur and his knights has intrigued and fascinated all of us down the ages. And now Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis has drawn inspiration from this literary tale to create their latest timepiece – the Excalibur Table Ronde.

Renowned for their bravery, the valiant knights took their oath of allegiance to King Arthur around the famous Round Table where they swore to overcome all obstacles and achieve success in all the exciting adventures which they ended up being part of. The dial pays homage to these brave knights as it is a perfect replica of a scene from the Round Table. The hour markers are 12 solid gold figures representing the 12 heroic knights, each carrying swords which are cast by hand in gold. The figures are placed on a hand-painted enamel reproduction of an actual table that hangs in Winchester, England. The Tudor rose is shown diverging from the centre of the enamel disc in contrasting stripes.

Powered by an in-house made caliber RD822 automatic movement, it has a crocodile leather strap with a 45mm gold case. Limited to only 88 pieces, the watch will be presented at the upcoming Salon of Haute Horlogerie SIHH 2013.

Dec 27 2012 · 3 comments · Blog · 0

Private Jets Offer Unparalleled Comfort and Luxury

With the ever-growing luxury segment, entrepreneurs, business executives and other discerning flyers now have access to the convenience and comforts of well-equipped private jets that boast of the latest technology and safety. Not bound by time and commercial flight schedules, private aviation is one of the most exclusive service industries, comprising an increasing number of individuals now willing to shell out any sum to avail these services. Speaking about the market, Atul Khekade, CEO, Airnetz Aviation Pvt. Ltd. says, “The number of private jets and helicopters are increasing by almost 35 per cent every year. Today, there are about 500 privately-owned helicopters and jets in India.” So what is it that makes this service click? From flexibility of timings to non-stop flights to an array of services, there is a lot that private jets can offer. Here are some of the points that make private jets an interesting mélange of luxury and convenience:

Time Saver

Save yourself from standing in long serpentine check-in queues or at baggage claim, as private jets act as a huge time saver for the traveler, by even diminishing the need to reach the airport two hours prior to take-off time.


“The ability to have a private conversation, get some undisturbed rest, work on a laptop without people viewing the screen, are clearly some of the top benefits,” says Vinit Phatak, Managing Director, Invision Air.


With itinerary and flight plans only in the hands of a few, it is difficult for the public or insecure parties to access a traveller’s plans. Also, the security threats prevalent in commercial airlines with a large number of people do not apply to private jets.
Comfort and Luxury
With adequate space for beds and showers, the level of comfort and luxury is unparalleled. Since this is an exclusive service, the cabin is equipped with furniture, DVD players and exquisite interiors. The drinks and food menu can be designed to suit your taste buds, thus, making your journey an enjoyable and personal experience. Phatak says, “On board Invision Air’s current jets, we offer customized meals and a variety of beverages. There is a fully-functional lavatory too and other services that include airport transfers and vehicles at destinations or any other special requests that the clients may have.”

de_antonio_yachts_d23_motor_boat_with_hidden_outboard_is_ideal_for_day_trips_aobim Dec 26 2012 · 3 comments · Blog · 1

De Antonio Yachts D23 motor boat with hidden outboard is ideal for day trips

Designed to actually let a wider audience of enthusiasts, water lovers enjoy the sea in a practical, comfortable and stylish way, here’s the vanguard, affordable and open boat ‘D23’, which has been produced in Barcelona by Ubica designers for De Antonio Yachts. Billed to be ideal for coastal sailing and pleasurable day trips, besides being usable as a tender for super-yachts or water-taxi, this 7-meter long boat whose main characteristic is the use of a hidden outboard motor, has been designed keeping in mind the ergonomics aspects. The D23, whose hull and deck has been crafted out of fiberglass and polyester resin, offers great stability and grip even while sailing at a speed of over 30 knots.

Dec 24 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Christmas Idea:Alfred Dunhill Carbon Fibre Poker Set

This Alfred Dunhill Poker Set is comprised of two packs of silver edged playing cards, three-hundred aluminum chips of assorted colors and five poker dice.

All of the pieces fit perfectly inside the sleek carbon fiber box. The carbon fiber Poker Set is selling for $695 on the dunhill site.

the_audiophiles_40000_lacrima_speakers_are_shaped_like_a_swan_ifgsi Dec 23 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

The Audiophile’s $40,000 Lacrima Speakers are shaped like a swan

Designed keeping in mind the discerning audiophiles, who demands the finest speakers boasting the master combination of innovative, smart aesthetics and unparalleled acoustics the world has to offer, here are the hand-built four-way Audiophile’s Lacrima Speakers that produces the widest, most stable acoustic sweet spot of any speakers available. Featuring rounded, teardrop shaped, unique cabinet made from quasi-isotropic glass, reinforced plastic, and a lightweight balsa core, the $40,000 priced speakers that are shaped like swan not just produces broad, horizontal sound dispersion across an entire room and eliminates the distortion created by secondary reflections in rectangular cabinets, but also grace the space where they are placed. Besides, we have also seen some of the world’s most luxurious speakers, including the world’s most expensive speakers by Hart Audio, the Sonus Faber’s $120k Aida speakers, the Ring Audio’s Horn speakers which is all about unconventional looks and great sound, and the sexiest spherical speakers.

Dec 22 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Christmas Gift Idea:Geoffrey Parker’s Backgammon for Bentley

The latest by luxury game maker Geoffrey Parker is sure to go the whole nine yards. Bentley is the new proud owner of Parker’s brand-exclusive edition, a Backgammon set designed to match the high standards of the British car manufacturer.

Available in black (beluga black) and red variants (hotspur), Backgammon for Bentley is yet another addition in designer games that have been launched this year (Hermes, Prada, Gucci).

Parker’s design aesthetic is in sync with Bentley’s sophisticated vibe, using hand-bound leather casing and subtly branding the game checkers with Bentley’s iconic logo.

Priced at £2,950, the board game is now a part of Bentley’s bespoke collections, alongside some Anthony Holt and Ettinger creations.

mclaren_automotive_launches_bespoke_luggage_accessories_for_supercar_owners_8ktvi Dec 21 2012 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

McLaren Automotive launches bespoke luggage & accessories for supercar owners

For the likes of the most avid McLaren owners, fans or those most focused on enjoying the thrill of the open road, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance super car McLaren Automotive has now launched bespoke merchandise inspired by its highly advanced and lightning-fast road-going super car  MP4-12C. Exclusively available at the McLaren eStore, the versatile range of fashionable products which primarily focuses on the passion of driving, includes a variety of stylish accessories, clothing and high-end luggage-set which has been designed in collaboration with the McLaren Automotive design studio to maximize the 144-litres of space beneath the bonnet of the 12C. Notably, the luggage-set crafted out of carbon-fiber was also included in the special-edition of the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider ‘Volcano Red’ that was the part of the annual Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2012.

lange_1_tourbillon_perpetua1 Dec 20 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Apocolypse (Not) Now: Lange Launches Perpetual Calender Watch

According to followers of the Mayan calendar, the world ends tomorrow, when its 400-year-old codex comes to an end. But if you’re following the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, you needn’t worry about that happening for another 88 years.
One of three new Lange 1 time pieces from A Lange & Sohne, the watch comes with a calendar that will not have to be corrected until the year 2100, and then too, by just a day. As a first, the months of the year appear on a rotating peripherial ring on the dial, with an arrow pointing to the right month. A counter above it helps keep track of the leap year. Another indicator on the top left also points out the days of the week. The tourbillon remains hidden, under the 12mm thick case of the 41.9mm wide Lange 1 watch.
Time and date-conscious watch collectors will like this Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar for its meticulous craftsmanship and time keeping. Launched in January this year, the watch comes in two versions – a line of 100 platinum limited editions as well as the regular 18k pink gold versions.

Dec 19 2012 · 2 comments · Blog · 0

We Were Featured by Auto Chuck

From coolest car garages in homes to apartment garages that allow you park your expensive wheels next to your living space, we have seen them all. They aren’t just embodiment of a different flair but also mark the ingenuity of creators. Now we are going to introduce you with a different type of garage which is devoted to Ferrari only and by different, we really mean different.

Part of a stunning 45,000+ square feet new construction in Paradise Valley, AZ, the Ferrari themed subterranean garage is an ideal destination for any super car Ferrari nerd who always wants to be in the close proximity of prancing horses. Meant to display retired Ferrari race cars and their hoods, the living showcase is spread in 2400 sq. ft. area to entertain owners and guests.

The garage has all the surfaces sleek and glossy to keep up with the Ferrari theme with entertainment center as well as bar cabinet made of acrylic sans visible handles. Adding more uniqueness to the theme of Ferrari garage is a large Ferrari Logo embedded in the metallic pearl floor and a real racing Ferrari converted into a fully functional simulator.

You can read more at: Auto Chuck

Dec 18 2012 · 2 comments · Blog · 0

Outstanding Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo, Brazil

With a stunning contemporary architecture and an overwhelming list of luxe amenities, Hotel Unique is exactly what its name says it is. It was designed by Ruy Ohtake, who gave it a very futuristic appearance that breaks the traditional understanding of the term city skyline. You can find it standing majestically in Sao PauloBrazil.

Luxurious, sophisticated and impeccable, the hotel does not intend to give you a home-away-from-home experience. It welcomes you through metal doors that open a brand new universe designed to totally fascinate and transpose you into a new, incredibly imaginative world. Here you will find unconventional combinations of materials and textures that will challenge your imagination: contemporary designs with Baroque elements, industrial materials next to rich woods, and more.

There are 95 lavish rooms and suites that guests can stay in, all of which have been tastefully decorated to please the senses of any lifestyle. You will definitely love the rooftop swimming pool, bar and lounge, the Italian Jacuzzi tubs, the indoor pool, the gym, the serene spa center, and the quiet library with free Internet. Make your next travel visit to Brazil really count, and choose to stay at the amazing Hotel Unique.



dttling_guardian_is_the_worlds_first_security_luggage_ewney Dec 17 2012 · 2 comments · Blog · 0

Doettling Guardian is the World’s first Travel Safe for the Jet Setters

Doettling, the bespoke German luxury safe manufacturer has notably upheld the traditional locksmith’s craft in the style of Royal Prussian smiths ever since its inception back in 1919, and still works by hand to create unmistakable and unique masterpieces like the Doettling Colosimo Double Wing which was inspired by the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing”, the safe for the $2.5 million Jaeger-LeCoultre watch set, the Colosimo, the iPad controlled Hublot Morphosis safe, the Colosimo leather and spikes edition, and the Bel-Air collection that gets a custom made Magnus safe for a watch collector, to name a few. Now for the exceptional enthusiasts across the globe, Doettling has created ‘The Guardian’, which has been billed as the world’s first security luggage that can be carried with a handle or shoulder strap. Weighing about 4 kg, the Döttling Guardian boasting a high-security concept provides unique protection for up to 6 luxury watches, jewelry, cash, or important documents.

Developed in house at Döttling, the Guardian’s centerpiece is its multi-walled, high-security cylinder built into the leather, which consists of a range of high-tech materials interlocked in a top-secret composition.

Speaking about the security, the Guardian’s cylinder boasts carbide component which is nearly as hard as a diamond, along with several layers of highly tear-proof and cut-resistant aramid carbon-fiber fabric that prevents drilling and sawing, with its innermost and outermost layers crafted out of polycarbonate.



Luxury Watch Dec 16 2012 · 2 comments · Blog · 0

Richard Mille RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor “Jean Todt” Luxury Watch

This remarkable new luxury watch was born out of a special collaboration between Richard Mille and Jean Todt, the head of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. It is a limited edition model, with only 15 units scheduled for production, and all of the profit gained from their sale will be directed towards charity.

It is called the Richard Mille RM 036 Tourbillon G-Sensor “Jean Todt” and it features a G force complication by Renaud Papi. This shows (on a scale that goes from red through yellow and then green) the number of Gs that the wearer accumulated in short moments of rapid acceleration. It’s obviously not an indispensable feature, but it’s definitely a fun one, because we don’t usually think of measuring out Gs as we move around.

Dec 15 2012 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

Turn Your Car Into An Internet Wireless Hotspot

BMW has launched a 4G LTE hotspot for its cars, giving users high-speed mobile internet on the road.

The device, which works like a router, is designed to give passengers internet access whether using a smartphone, tablet or notebook and can support up to eight devices simultaneously.

It also has a built-in battery pack, meaning that it can be removed from the vehicle and used on the move for up to one hour before recharging.

The device’s range can be adjusted from three meters to up to 10 meters, meaning that the hotspot can stay in the vehicle but users can still access the internet when standing outside of the car.

“The very fast bit rates and extremely low latency mean that an internet connection supported by the BMW Car Hotspot LTE is often even faster than a PC connection in the home,” says Markus Dietz, Project Manager BMW Car Hotspot LTE Development.

Compatible with any new or existing BMW with a BMW telephone docking station, the LTE hotspot works via an LTE-compatible SIM card. Once inserted, each device needs to be registered via an eight-digit code and then it is ready to use.

However, because the LTE Hotspot also supports NFC (Near Field Communication), if a user’s device supports the technology, simply touching it against the hotspot will authenticate it and establish a high-speed internet connection. BMW claims that this is the first time NFC functionality has been offered in a production car.

“‘Plug and play’ is something of an overworked term, but this is the genuine article,” says Markus Dietz.

But maybe the best feature is that although it is designed to work seamlessly with a BMW car, because it can be connected to a vehicle via USB and has an input for an external power supply, the LTE Hotspot could potentially be used with any vehicle.

richard_mille_automatic_cufflinks_are_crafted_from_titanium_and_diamonds_i9soh Dec 14 2012 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

Richard Mille automatic cufflinks are crafted from titanium and diamonds

Noted for its passion for the technical beauty of movement, the Swiss luxury watch brand Richard Mille, which from the last 11 years has been delivering exceptional timepieces like the all-sapphire RM56, the RM 022 Carbon limited-edition, and the Le Mans Classic watches, to name a few, after recently launching its first collection of automatic titanium cufflinks that came as a natural progression in its conquest for innovation and desire for other challenges, has now unveiled a diamond-set version of the same. Richard Mille, with its ongoing pursuit of technical artistry has impressively brought truly inventive technical solutions to traditional cufflinks, making them a true reflection of their time.


Devised as per the same principles that ground the creation of Richard Mille’s horological timepieces, the cufflinks are not just innovative, exceptionally technical, but also practical and aesthetically elegant to appeal even the most astutely fashion-conscious individuals.

resinno_designs_custom_pianos_even_has_piano_inspired_by_ferrari_testa_rossa_nrgjg Dec 13 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

ResInno designs custom pianos even has piano inspired by Ferrari Testa Rossa

With a prime desire to enhance the sound quality, beauty and aesthetics of the piano, the piano designer who impressively gave the very 1st modification to the piano in over 100 years, and also served as master piano technician withAlicia Keys and Elton John, Justin Elliot under his founded company ResInno, renowned for its one-of-a-kind piano modifications, now offers progressive pianos that are more than just works of art. Hand-created with a custom blend of finest and exotic woods, the design modifications done by Justin Elliot to make an existing or newly purchased piano in to a one-of-a-kind art piece includes piano legs, musician benches, music racks and pedal lyres. Notably, ResInno’s carefully constructed, custom, exquisite piano designs that also provide undeniable improvement to the instrument’s tone even include a piano Grand Rossa, which was inspired by the iconic 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa race car.

Described to be ResInno’s raciest design yet, the piano Grand Rossa which is named after the Ferrari 1957 Testa Rossa boasts curves forming sleek semi-helixes, and a prolonged arch which looks to flow through the piano. Further, the entire ensemble in the deep Ferrari red called Rossa Corsa, was actually inspired by the master craftsmanship and exquisite beauty of the Ferrari.

Dec 11 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Exquisite Year of the Snake Watch by Vacheron Constantin

The Chinese Year of the Dragon is almost over, and coming up next is the new Year of the Snake, which will officially begin on February 10. To celebrate this new beginning, Vacheron Constantin has unveiled an exquisite timepiece that is part of the Métiers d’Art series.

The watchmaker’s relationship with China began back in 1755, so it’s no surprise that for 2013 it created a new luxury watch inspired by the country’s fascinating culture. The design is quite obviously inspired by the Chinese iconography, with a beautifully crafted snake in bronze, gold or platinum. The fabulous gold-enameled dial was manufactured using the famous Grand Feu technique, invented and best practiced in Geneva, Switzerland.

There are four windows cut into the dial, showing the hours, minutes, seconds, and days. With a 40mm hull, the case is made of either rose gold or platinum, and it safely holds inside a mechanical self-winding movement with 22-carat gold oscillating weight (28,800 vph). Only 12 examples of each version will ever be created, and all of them will feature elegant alligator straps, and the “2013” engraving on the casebacks. You can only learn their prices upon request.


Dec 10 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 1

Steve Jobs’ superyacht free to sail

The yacht commissioned by Steve Jobs is free to set sail after a dispute over non-payment of the designer Philippe Starck’s fees was resolved earlier this week.

“The Venus is no longer impounded, we have found a solution,” Gerard Moussault, a Hague-based lawyer for the Jobs estate, told AFP.

“A security deposit was paid into a bank account, but I cannot say for how much,” Moussault said after French designer Philippe Starck last week asked Amsterdam bailiffs to seize the sleek 70-metre (230-foot) yacht.

The vessel, which cost over $130 million to build, was impounded after Starck said Jobs’ estate still owed him three million euros for his contribution to its design.

Starck said he was to be paid a fixed sum of nine million euros, while lawyers for Jobs’ estate said he was to be paid a percentage of the project’s cost equal to six million euros.

The yacht will reportedly be shipped by another ship to the United States, where Jobs’ family, including widow Laurene Powell Jobs and their three children Reed, Erin and Eve, are to take charge of her.

Marina-Bay-Sands-Hotel-11 Dec 09 2012 · 5 comments · Blog · 0

The Amazing Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore

An iconic symbol of luxury and opulent lifestyle, the magnificent Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore stands tall and dominates the landscape with three huge towers and a boat-shape platform on top, known as the Skypark. Seekers of high-standards will definitely love this place, where amenities and services are impeccable.

Your cultural needs will also be satisfied here, as the hotel includes a lotus-shaped museum, where high-end exhibitions are always on display. With nightly rates that start at SGD 279 (approx. $230), the hotel has 18 different accommodation facilities and a total of 2,561 rooms!

As far as entertainment is concerned, you can be sure that there is no time to get bored at Marina Bay Sands. You can have fun in the lavish casino, enjoy Sampan rides, watch a play, have fun in the 6 bars and nightclubs, or go shopping in the 280 brand stores of the hotel’s mall. You must also see the amazing Skypark with its 200+ species of plants and humongous infinity pool.

And finally, after all this fun and excitement, there are two more things that you will definitely need to experience: a divine meal in one of the many luxe dining venues, and a totally relaxing treatment at the hotel’s spa. Ready to travel there and  have the time of your life? You know you want to try it!


Dec 08 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

New Ship From MSC Cruises To Feature Water Park

The MSC Preziosa, the upcoming admiral ship of MSC Cruises, will take to the sea in March, boasting the longest water slide ever built on boat.

The ship’s deck 16 will host the Doremi Castle Aqua Park, complete with water jets, fountains and even water pistols.

The park will also boast the longest water-slide ever built on a cruise ship. The aptly named “Vertigo” will tower 13 meters above the deck and the ride is 120 meters long, hurling revellers down the tube at a speed of 6 meters per second.

Anyone shorter than 120 cm will not be allowed on it, for security reasons, but other, less daunting slides will be available for them.

The MSC Preziosa will be christened in Genoa, Italy, on March 23.

1965_ford_gt40_bjwo5 Dec 06 2012 · 2 comments · Blog · 0

Rare 1965 Ford GT40 is estimated to get $3 Million at RM’s Arizona auction

Discerning car collectors now stand a rare opportunity to become one of an elite few to be able to join the distinguished Ford GT40 owner’s club, as a rare 1965 GT40 with chassis No. P/1034 is being offered by RM Auctions. This high-performance British-American sports car originally produced to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, and is the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for 4 consecutive times, is actually the most celebrated and highly sought after in collector circles. Finished in Pine Green color, this ultra-rare Ford GT40 that actually revolutionized America’s stance in the  supercar segment is expected to fetch as much as $3 million at the RM auction scheduled to be held on January 18th in Phoenix, Arizona. However, auctioneer RM Auctions’ at its Monterey Auction also earlier offered two rare Ford GT40 racing cars, including a remarkable 1968 Ford GT40 Gulf/Mirage Lightweight racing car with chassis P/1074, which went on to sell for a record $11 million price to become the most expensive American car sold at auction.


Dec 05 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

MB&F Horological Machine No.5 is a futuristic wristwatch inspired by Supercars

The most imaginative Swiss watchmaker, Maximilian Büsser & Friends ‘MB&F’ which refers to their timepieces as ‘horological machines’, as their creations are allegedly primarily micro-mechanical sculptures with timekeeping as secondary function, presented its first of luxury watches, Horological Machine No. 1 in 2006. And since then, this watchmaker renowned for bringing child’s sense of awe and playfulness into high-end watchmaking, has presented the HM2, HM3 and HM4, besides the Legacy Machine No. 1 ‘LM1’ in 2011. And in a continuation of cool and contemporary watchmaking, MB&F now in 2012 proudly unveiled its 5th horological machine HM5, which is the direct homage to the rebellious and daring Amida Digitrend who actually refused to accept the 1970s quartz revolution. The HM5 actually takes its philosophy from the 1970s icons, muscle cars and now, 40 years into the future, puts them ‘On the Road Again’.

Notably, the HM5’s exceptional wedge-shaped case is a tribute to the daring Amida Digitrend, besides it also takes design cues from the sleek and low-slung  muscle cars, with louvres on their horizontal rear windows blocking all of the heat and sunlight. And conversely, the HM5’s slide operated louvres actually open to allow light come-in to charge on the Super-LumiNova numbers.

Maximillan Busser Wearing the HM5

And, the forward-facing display makes HM5 truly a driver’s watch with vertical time display, so the wearer doesn’t need to lift the wrist from the steering to read time.


custom car Dec 04 2012 · 12 comments · Blog · 0

Pow! Bam! Zoom! The Original 1966 TV Batmobile Owned By George Barris To Cross Auction Block At Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Holy Grail of TV Star Cars to be Sold for First Time January 19, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ

 Barrett-Jackson, the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™, announced today that it will offer one of the most recognized and popular pieces of entertainment history worldwide, at its 42nd annual Scottsdale auction in January – the only 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car which was heavily modified by legendary customizer George Barris to become the original 1966 Batmobile in the live action TV series Batman, as well as the movie adaptation, starring Adam West. The car will cross the block alongside Barrett-Jackson’s 5000 Series on Saturday, January 19th from approximately 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

Still as striking as when it first came out of the paint shop, the original Batmobile has been a part of Barris’ personal collection since he first bought it from the Ford Motor Company for a dollar in 1965. Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction will mark the first time the car has gone up for sale since then.

We would love to do a Batman Themed Garage! Let us know if your interested!


Teen Camaro.jpg Dec 04 2012 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

They want you to be a better driver.

It sounds simple enough, but the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has pulled out all the stops to get you there. Everything we do is geared toward instilling The Bondurant Method within you. In order to promote our method, we push ourselves to bring you the best of everything – the finest facility, the most up-to-date supercar and equipment, the most qualified staff, the best training methods, and the highest standards in order to help you reach your goals – whatever they may be.

Bespoke 1.6-mile track on a 60-acre facility, designed by world champion driver Bob Bondurant himself? Yes. Classroom facilities to instill some car-control basics? Yes. A couple of hundred late-model GM cars to select from, depending on what course you take – all of which have fully-functional, ice-cold air conditioning for your complete comfort? Yes. A complete, dedicated, on-site maintenance facility that checks, replaces and repairs any items that have worn out? Check. A staff of long-term, knowledgeable, enthusiastic instructors – guys who are in it because they love to drive and love to teach? Yes. Pitside classroom? Yes. Driving suits and helmets that will fit 99 percent of the head and body types in America today? Yes. A first-class crew of people behind the scenes working to make sure that you have the time of your life? Yes.

Yes, yes, yes. What’s your question?

The answer is yes. 

Check them out at: Bondurant 



Custom Garage Dec 04 2012 · 0 comments · Blog · 0

Thermal Exclusive Car Club-Amazing Custom Garages

Check out these custom garage villas. The Thermal Club is the premier private motorsports facility in the world. In addition to 4.5 miles of Members-only racetrack, the Club facilities will include a fully amenitized Clubhouse and Village unrivaled in the motorsports world, and will rank among the best of private clubs of any type.

 At Thermal they understand that setting records means raising the bar both on and off the track. All 4.5 miles of our exquisite racetrack is designed to push both amateur and professional to their limit, giving members the thrill of driving at peak performance amidst the endless desert skies.
Members of Thermal will also have full access to secured vehicle storage and the opportunity to select and customize personal garage lots for trackside entertainment.

Whether on or off the tarmac, Thermal provides its members the finest elements for a performance lifestyle.

We’ll be designing some of the garages there in the near future! We’ll keep you posted as for now for more information check them out at: Thermal Club


first2010camarobj09_03 Dec 03 2012 · 1 comment · Blog · 0

Barrrett Jackson Scottsdale Less Than 40 Days Away!

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces “The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions™” in Scottsdale, Ariz., Palm Beach, Fla., Las Vegas, Nev. and Orange County, Calif. Barrett-Jackson also endorses a one-of-a-kind collector car insurance offering for collector vehicles and other valued belongings.

Make sure to go!

January 13th-20th
Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N Pima Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

For more information check out: Barrett Jackson Scottsdale