Automotive

A Palazzo and a Ferrari: The perfect Italian weekend.

June 2, 2015

It’s not uncommon for a luxury hotel to boast about rooms with hand-crafted furnishings, original artwork and 1,000 count Egyptian cotton linens. When you book The Red Experience at Palazzo di Varignana Resort & Spa adds, your suite comes with something special, a trip to the Ferrari museum and some time behind the wheel of a 500 horsepower Ferrari F430 Spider. What began its life in the 18th century as a Tuscan country residence in the picturesque hillside Southeast of Bologna, Palazzo di Varignana has been converted into 90-room four-star resort and spa. With […]

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A Weekend With Bentley’s Flying Spur

May 5, 2015

The folks at Bentley are smart. On the week when Cadillac and Lincoln introduced their new, top-of-the-marque full-size luxury sedans, I was handed the keys to a 2015 Flying Spur and told to enjoy it for four days. Why was that smart? Because the driving the Flying Spur reminds me of the heights Cadillac and Lincoln need to achieve before they can be considered among the very best luxury sedans. The Bentley Flying Spur is everything a high performance luxury sedan should be. It is big; more than 17 feet long and over seven […]

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All-Wheel-Drive Rolls-Royce Taking Shape

April 7, 2015

In an effort to preempt the speculation that usually swirls around new vehicles – especially one as high profile as a new Rolls-Royce – the team at Rolls-Royce have released photographs of the mule they’re using to develop and test the new vehicle’s suspension. Dubbed Project Cullinan after the largest diamond ever found, here’s what we know for sure based on the photographs and information that Rolls-Royce shared with us today. First, this is just a mule designed to test the suspension only. The final production vehicle will not be a sedan and it […]

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New York Auto Show Preview

March 27, 2015

The New York International Auto Show is the oldest auto show in North America, celebrating its 115th year. The show which starts next week will have a very international and upscale feel with new and updated products from almost every major luxury manufacturer. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll want to make sure you see when you head to the Javits Center in Manhattan. Aston Martin James Bond’s favorite brand will be bringing a full slate of cars to the show including their exciting DB10 concept and their new GT4 spec racer, the 800 […]

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Inside Mercedes’s F 015 Driverless Car

March 21, 2015

The New York Times takes a sneak peek inside the Mercedes F 015 concept car, the company’s vision of a driverless future. The design turns the car into a shared social space where any passenger can interact with the vehicle. According to the NYTimes: “The F 015 it demonstrated this week wasn’t even equipped with self-driving technology, like the lasers and computers the car would need to be actually autonomous. It drove passengers on a preprogrammed route, framed by San Francisco in the distance and towering cranes at the Port of Oakland. Instead, the […]

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Ferrari’s New Flagship Store In Milan Entertains With F1 Simulators

March 18, 2015

The Prancing Horse gallops in to the heart of Milan with a new flagship store. Ferrari has thrown open the doors of its newest core store in Via Berchet. Located a stone’s throw from the Duomo in the historic Palazzo Ricordi, the store spreads over 8,072 square feet and rises up to three floors with fifteen windows overlooking Milan’s most central shopping streets. Designed by architect Massimo Iosa Ghini, this flagship is the second to be owned directly by Ferrari, after the one in Ferrari’s hometown of Maranello. Luring all Ferrarri fans, the store is one stop shopping destination offering men’s, women’s […]

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Pursuitist’s Best of the Luxury Tech Show

March 17, 2015

The Luxury Technology Show is a one of a kind showcase produced by RAND Luxury. Pursuitist attended the event, recently held in New York, which featured the latest innovations from some of the most prestigious and cutting edge technology brands from around the world.  Here we share those gadgets and goods that most impressed us — and that you’ll want to know about now: Never lose your luggage… or fear for your FiveIron! LugTrack showcased its patented system for luggage tracking in an all new format at this year’s show.  Acting on IAGTO’s findings that […]

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Rolls-Royce at Sea Island: This Is The Life

March 12, 2015

When you take ownership of a Rolls-Royce you have an obligation. Not to the car, your chauffeur or even your children, the favorite of whom will no doubt inherit your Rolls some day. No, you have an obligation to us, those who don’t live in the economic and cultural stratosphere you occupy. Your obligation is to live up to the standards set by your ownership of this legendary marque. You see, Rolls-Royce is one of those rare brands that does more than just define a category. While they set the bar by which all […]

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McLaren Sports Series

March 11, 2015

The newly named McLaren Sports Series will consist of not one, but three new models when it is officially unveiled in April. Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, Mclaren’s CEO Mike Flewitt described the new model as a “game changer” and said: “When people see that car I think they’re going to be absolutely astonished at what we’ve done.” The British car company has proven that it can build vehicles that can compete with Ferrari in terms of performance, styling and exclusivity, but the premium sportscar market, currently dominated by the Porsche 911, could […]

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Five Must Have Cars That Debuted At Geneva

March 4, 2015

If you want to see what the world’s leading luxury and performance brands are bringing to the market, you have to get to the Geneva Motor Show. This year is no exception. Every major brand had something new and interesting to showcase. In some cases, these are exceptional concept cars, like the Bentley EXP10 Speed 6 and Infiniti QX30 that won’t be on the market for a while. For this post we’ve gone from stand to stand, looking for the five best cars you’ll be able to buy this year. 1. Koenigsegg Regera Powered […]

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