Automotive

Rolls-Royce Unveils $12.8M Luxury Car, Sweptail

June 1, 2017

Rolls-Royce unveiled a custom-designed one-off luxury car, called Sweptail, at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este on 27 May. The new one-off model is not just another custom-made Rolls-Royce car, Sweptail has seen some exquisite levels of luxury. At $12.8 million, it might also be the world’s most expensive new car ever, according to commentators. The Sweptail takes inspiration from the Rolls-Royces of the 1920s and 1930s. According to Rolls-Royce, the client of the super expensive Sweptail was a “connoisseur and collector of distinctive, one-off items, including super-yachts and private aircraft”. The idea was […]

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Diamonds are Now a Car’s Best Friend Thanks to Rolls-Royce

March 8, 2017

It looks like Rolls-Royce took Rihanna’s advice to “shine bright like diamond” literally. The British automakers have now developed a special type of paint that is mixed with over 1,000 crushed diamonds as an exterior finish on a custom Ghost. The Ghost, considered a favorite among luxury car enthusiasts, typically begins at $300,000. Named “Diamond Stardust,” the brand claims that this is the first time the exterior finish has ever been applied to a vehicle, and took over two months to develop into a smooth paint that wouldn’t feel like sandpaper. Not only is this the most expensive […]

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Two Gold Infused Rolls-Royce Phantoms Created, The Most Expensive Rolls-Royces Ever Built

February 1, 2017

From mixing pure gold paint to searching swamps for 48,000-year-old wood, the world’s luxury car makers are going to greater and greater lengths to meet their clients’ needs, but they’re doing so in a way that maintains their brand ethos and keeps their cars out of independent tuner and customization garages. Rolls-Royce this month put the final touches to the biggest single bespoke order in its history — 30 unique extended wheelbase Phantoms that will serve as guest shuttles for THE 13, an ultra-exclusive Macau hotel. Each car’s exterior boasts a unique shade of […]

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Bentley opens first shopping centre store in London

October 10, 2016

Luxury carmaker Bentley has opened its first store in a shopping centre, at Westfield London. Located in the luxury quarter, The Village, the new store is surrounded by complementary neighbours including Gucci, Prada and Tiffany’s.  The opening is part of a growing trend of car brands opening inside shopping centres with brands such as Tesla, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover and Seat all having recently taken space in UK malls. Rather than a store, this one is called “The Bentley Studio”, offering customers a relaxed yet ultra-modern environment to customise and personalise their car, choosing features such as the […]

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Koenigsegg Lila Regera In Purple Pays Tribute To Prince

April 27, 2016

Prince breathed his last and left the music world mourning. One of the most cool pop stars ever, the Purple One has been receiving many tributes from all over, but the one that zooms right up to the top is from Koenigsegg. The Swedish supercar manufacturer celebrated the American singer’s legacy by releasing a render of its Regera model outfitted in an all-over deep purple paint job. Titled Lila Regera, which reads Purple Reign in English, the computer-generated rendering of the $1.9 million hybrid-electric Regera in purple carbon fiber body has got Prince fans from the auto world go crazy. Koenigsegg […]

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1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti expected to sell for $30+ million at auction

January 7, 2016

The 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti is expected to fetch over $30 million at auction next month. This classic Ferrari 335 S symbolizes the myth and legend of motorsports in the 1950s. It has rich racing history, winning of the Constructors’ World Championship Title in 1957, the Cuba Grand Prix in 1958 and placing second in the 1957 Mille Miglia. Drivers of this legendary Spider include Peter Collins, Maurice Trintignant, Wolfgang von Trips, Mike Hawthorn, Luigi Musso, Stirling Moss and Masten Gregory. Car collector Pierre Bardinon bought this vehicle in 1970, and it […]

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Up Close With The New Bentley Bentayga

November 17, 2015

It was a chilly evening for southern California at the Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood where Bentley executives had come to unveil their newest creation to customers in the United States. We were honored to be invited to join them and get a look at the special “First Edition” Bentayga that will be available only to 608 customers this year. Bentayga designer Stefan Sielaff shares his thoughts about the Bentayga First Edition with a customer Why 608? Because that’s the metric horsepower output of the mighty SUV from Crewe. Every on of the 608 […]

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La Martina Revs Up the New Maserati Capsule Collection for the Polo Star in All of Us

October 27, 2015

The sporty collection is inspired by the “Polo Player Kit,” as well as the quintessential off-field style of La Martina’s all-star brand ambassador athletes, including Nacho Novillo Astrada, Singapore-born Ameer Jumabhoy and Brit Malcolm Borwick, whose favorite professional La Martina piece is the Evolution Helmet. “It’s protective, but still very light, and mine is specked out in my color—bright red,” he says. Naturally, Borwick is also fond of Maserati Capsule Collection items like the red La Martina Jacket ($336), featuring the oval auto logo. The top-end of the collection features a post-match blazer made of micro-fiber […]

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The Red Wraith: Four Days in a spectacular Rolls-Royce

July 7, 2015

I am one of the lucky ones. Over the past two years, I’ve been able to drive a Rolls-Royce Wraith more than a handful of times. At the car’s North American launch in Phoenix, again in Sea Island, Georgia and I’ve even enjoyed time in the passenger seat while lapping Circuit of the America’s with one of the world’s top race drivers, Timo Glock. But what I haven’t been able to do is live with one for a few days and use it as an everyday car. That is until recently when I picked […]

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Tech-Savvy 2016 BMW 7 Series Unveiled Today, Features Gesture Control, Wireless Charging and a Very Cool Fob

June 10, 2015

For BMW aficionados, today is a special day indeed. The luxury marquee’s all new 7 Series was unveiled this morning in Munich and the tech-heavy lineup has exceeded our expectations. As the sixth-generation of the brand’s flagship series, BMW’s 2016 7 Series autos are not only lighter than their predecessors by 190 pounds, they also boast some pretty fantastic tech. “The all-new BMW 7 Series will be introduced in the US as a 740i and a 750i xDrive model featuring BMWs newest and groundbreaking technologies such as Gesture Control, Wireless Charging and the standalone […]

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