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What Chefs Ride and Drive

Dec 30, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal  |  1 Comment

Tattoos. Rock star status. Late nights partying hard. Outlaw associations. It shouldn't be surprising that many chefs also have a passion for their rides. For the adrenaline junkie there's speed; for the craftsman there's the art of a fine machine; and for the busy, adventurous, and overworked chefs, there's the practicality of a mode of transport that enables them to get around, explore, and escape.... Read More

Car Show Roundup: 2012 Schedule

Dec 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Each year, car enthusiasts from around the world come together to celebrate the automotive industry's latest and greatest. From classics on parade to concepts displayed in convention centers, each car show offers something unique.... Read More

Airstream Debuts Latest Concept Trailer

Dec 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Deidre Woollard  |  1 Comment

The latest Airsteam design concept made it's debut at the 49th annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky last week. The Airstream Sterling Concept Trailer designed by architect Christopher Deam is a sweet little modern home away from home.... Read More

Vintage 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud Travel Trailer For Sale

Nov 29, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

This totally rebuilt and customized 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud is a deluxe travel trailer that would make even Mother Nature herself pause and stare! Sports and outdoorsmen specialty retailer The Orvis Company is holding an online auction for this extraordinary luxury travel trailer. The current highest bid is at $76,000. However, the minimum reserve has not yet been met. Bids are being accepted on it through December 11, 2011, 9 p.m. Eastern time.... Read More

Paris Hilton Buys a Ferrari on Black Friday

Nov 28, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

While others might have been knocking down the doors at their favorite department stores this Black Friday, Paris Hilton was relaxing at home while her new Ferrari was being delivered to... Read More

Audi's Customer Relations Program 'Certified' by J.D. Power and Associates

Nov 22, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Is it just a coincidence that a company experiencing its best year in sales in the U.S. also is doing well at customer service? Being lauded for its marketing analysts and product testers, J.D. Power and Associates recently "certified" Audi for superior customer service.... Read More

Meet the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG

Nov 16, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG will make its debut this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The German luxury automaker attributes the new vehicle’s better performance and fuel economy to an upgraded AMG 5.5-liter V8 bi-turbo engine. The 2012 SUV’s estimated fuel efficiency is improved by 33 percent, and the 518-horsepower engine is an increase of 15 horsepower over the 2011 model.... Read More

Audi TT RS Receives 2012 All-Star Award from Automobile Magazine

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Along with having a stellar sales year in the USA, Audi also is picking up its share of awards and accolades from the automotive industry. Automobile Magazine recently named the Audi TT RS as the recipient of its 2012 All-Star award. The award will be presented to the automaker at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.... Read More

Jaguar 2012 | Meet the New XK, XJ & XF

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  2 Comments

In a growing effort to appeal to the affluent, automobile manufacturers continue to venture into the enticing — yet murky — depths of the luxury market, oftentimes misbranding themselves in the process. Sure, luxury has been said to mean different things to different people, but when it comes down to it, some brands have it, some don't.... Read More

2012 Range Rover Evoque is Motor Trend's 2012 SUV of the Year

Oct 31, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Motor Trend has been named the 2012 Range Rover Evoque its 2012 SUV of the Year. British-automaker Land Rover extolled that its all-new 2012 Evoque is the smallest, lightest, and most efficient Range Rover ever produced. The award is the first major accolade for the all-new SUV.... Read More

Audi A7 and Jeep Grand Cherokee Win 2012 Active Lifestyle Awards

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Audi A7 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee won a 2012 Active Lifestyle Award in their respective luxury–car classifications. The yearly awards recognize vehicles that best support active lifestyles in the various groupings of the automobiles.... Read More

Bahamas Speed Week to Feature $100 Million in Vintage Race Cars

Oct 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

More than $100 million worth of the world’s most beautiful vintage race cars will make their way through the streets of Nassau and Paradise Island for Bahamas Speed Week on November 30 through December 4, 2011.... Read More

Formula One and McLaren Mercedes Heading to Korea This Weekend

Oct 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The sound of speed rolls into South Korea this weekend when the Formula One Grand Prix touches down in Yeongam. This will be only the second year that the town has hosted a Grand Prix event, but it has already become a favorite stop on the circuit for many of the global superstar drivers.... Read More

World's Oldest Running Car Sells for $4.62 Million

Oct 11, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The world’s oldest running car, a water-powered, steam-driven 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepadroux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout, sold for $4.62 million last week at an auction held by RM Auctions in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The high-end, pre-auction estimate of the 127-year-old vehicle, dubbed La Marquise by Count de Dion, was $2.5 million.... Read More

Bentley Continental Debuts Flying Spur with Linley Bespoke Interior

Sep 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Two of Britain’s most regal heritages have come together for a special collaboration. Bentley Motors and Linley Bespoke Furniture have produced a limited run of Continental Flying Spurs featuring custom interior craftsmanship.... Read More

Rolls-Royce On Track For Record Sales In 2011

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  3 Comments

The luxury segment has largely flown in the face of the economic downturn of the last several years, picking up steam particularly this year, but few have done as well as Rolls-Royce, which is set to set another sales record in 2011.... Read More

Eterniti Hemera | World's First Bespoke Super SUV in 2012

Sep 28, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The new Hemera, by Eterniti Motors, is the world’s first super SUV, according to the newly formed London-based, boutique automaker that recently made its public debut at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show this past September.... Read More

Jaguar Cars Partner with Luxury Brands for Platinum Access

Sep 26, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Customers purchasing a new Jaguar automobile this year will now receive an added bonus through the company’s Platinum Access program. This membership provides Jaguar owners with extraordinary experiences and one-of-a-kind opportunities through partnerships with the luxury brands Jaguar owners use the most.... Read More

2012 Infiniti M35h Sets Guinness Record For Quickest Full-Hybrid Acceleration

Sep 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  1 Comment

Hybrids aren't just for granola-snacking Birkenstock wearers anymore, and Infiniti is on a mission to prove it with the 2012 M35h hybrid. To do so, the luxury sedan has set a new Guinness World Record for the quickest-accelerating full hybrid on the market.... Read More

Jaguar Cars Go Green at Frankfurt Motor Show with the C-X16

Sep 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

Jaguar’s recent releases have been about as solid as the stock market, with hits and misses showing up every model year. This time, however, they have floored their fans at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the debut of the C-X16.... Read More

Audi's 2011 Sales Improve by the Month

Sep 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  9 Comments

The German-engineered luxury vehicle manufacturer announced that August 2011 was the company’s fourth-best month ever with sales of 10,201 units. Recorded sales by Audi of America have resulted in "best-ever months" in 12 of the past 13 months. Year-to-date sales for 2011 are up 15 percent over same period YTD sales 2010. YTD total vehicles sold is 75,256.... Read More

Classic Cars Making Their Debut This Month at LeMay-America's Car Museum

Sep 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  3 Comments

Tacoma, Washington’s LeMay - America’s Car Museum will host a public preview of their newest honoree this month with the Hard Hat & High Heels party on September 24. The fun-loving museum has placed their trademark attitude all over this gala, with hopes of raising the funding necessary to stay on schedule for their July 2012 opening. ... Read More

Lincoln MKZ Hybrid: Road Trip to The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Sep 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

Each year, during the third week of August, thousands of car enthusiasts make their way to the Monterey coast to celebrate one of the most recognized and extravagant luxury car shows in the world.... Read More

Test-driving the Aston Martin Rapide

Aug 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  3 Comments

When we received the invitation to test-drive the Aston Martin Rapide, we could hardly say no; the car is enticing to say the least. Originally introduced to the masses in 2006 as a concept, the first Rapide available for purchase came off the production line just over a year ago.... Read More

Bentley Continental GTC | Exclusive First Look

Aug 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  9 Comments

While Bentley's second-generation Continental GTC convertible is set to make its public debut at next month's International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt, an exclusive preview in Pebble Beach has already generated quite the buzz.... Read More

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Kicks Off Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Aug 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has come and gone, and as expected, delivered a spectacular lineup of classic cars, celebrity sightings, and luxury concept debuts throughout the Monterey Peninsula.... Read More

Zenvo ST-1 | $1 Million+ Danish Supercar

Aug 22, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This Danish treat, the Zenvo ST-1, is a handmade two-seat luxury supercar with an electronically controlled top speed of 233 mph. It also accelerates from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds. It runs on a six-speed transmission with a 1,104-horsepower V8 engine that is both supercharged and turbo-powered. The vehicle has three separate driving modes a hydraulic ground clearance system that is adjustable from four and six inches off the ground.... Read More

AMG Driving Academy Shifts to Social Media to Drive Traffic

Aug 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The AMG Driving Academy is offering courses to drivers interested in obtaining a personal understanding of the driving techniques deployed by professional drivers. The experience offered by the luxury automaker is a "hands on the wheel" opportunity to learn the fundamentals of high-performance driving under the tutelage of track-tested racecar drivers. Class sessions and track time are included in the curriculum.... Read More

BMW Vision Brings Luxury Technology to the Entire Line of Vehicles

Aug 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The sweet ride in the BMW video below may just be a concept, but all of the features shown are a tangible reality thanks to the ingenious engineers at BMW and their Vision ConnectedDrive technology. This new feature packs all sorts of space-age innovations into the BMW line to help you do everything from making a reservation at the hottest restaurant in town to avoiding rush hour traffic. ... Read More

Ashton Kutcher's Luxury Trailer on the Set of Two and a Half Men

Aug 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers  |  27 Comments

Someone has finally answered Ashton Kutcher’s moronic question from his 2000 film, Dude, Where’s My Car? and if he can’t find it now then his vision has somehow gotten even worse since taking Demi Moore as a wife. ... Read More

James Bond's 50th Anniversary: Largest Exhibition of Bond Movie Cars Ever

Aug 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  2 Comments

Next year, starting in January, the U.K.'s National Motor Museum will host the largest exhibition of James Bond movie cars ever assembled. Some of the highlights include the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldeneye, the 1937 Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, and the weaponized 2002 Jaguar XKR from Die Another Day.... Read More

Audi Reports Seventh Consecutive Month of Record-Setting Sales for 2011

Aug 3, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This week Audi of America announced U.S. sales of 9,146 vehicles for July 2011. The July sales figures broke the automaker's previous record of 7,974 car sales for that month, which dates back to July 2001. Overall, Audi sales in the U.S. through July are 15.6 percent higher than vehicles sold from January to July 2010. Total cars sold from January to July 2011 are 65,055.... Read More

Million Dollar Car Crash in Monte Carlo

Jul 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  2 Comments

Amongst a bustling crowd of tourists in Monte Carlo today, a woman managed to cause a car crash entangling a small handful of some of the most expensive cars on the road.... Read More

Jaguar Rates Tops in J.D. Power Customer Service Study

Jul 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

You might not think Jaguar — at least not first — when you think about luxury car brands, let alone luxury brand service. But you should. The brand with the leaping cat has scored a place among the top 40 companies across 20 industries as the leader in automotive customer service.... Read More

Five New 2012 Audi Models for U.S. Market

Jul 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Audi of America recently announced that it is adding five new models to its 2012 lineup for the U.S. market. Along with news of the additional selections, the luxury automaker also released the prices for all its 2012 vehicles available in the USA. Here is an overview of those new automobiles by Audi.... Read More

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Luxury, Performance & Fuel Efficiency

Jul 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 is the first offering from the newly formed SRT brand by the Detroit-based automaker. The car follows in the tire tracks of the automaker's modern Chrysler 300, which was launched in 2005, and is in the tradition of one of the first high-performance automobiles of its time: the 1955 Chrysler 300. The Detroit automaker calls the new 300 SRT8 its "most powerful, best handling sedan ever." The base price is $47,995.... Read More

Saab 9-4X Crossover a 'Top Safety Pick'

Jul 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety selected the Saab 9-4X as a Top Safety Pick. This is the second Saab selected for having the highest rating crash worthiness. The Saab 9-5 also was recently named a Top Safety Pick winner.... Read More

VIP Ferrari and Ducati Racing Excursions to Italy

Jul 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

ItalyVacations.com, Perillo Tours' new direct-to-consumer travel website, is offering the ultimate excursion for motorsports enthusiasts this Fall. Exclusive three and five night packages are now available for three race weekends in Italy. Prices start at $2,299 per person, double and include ... Read More

2011 BMW X3 Recalled For Steering Sensor Issue

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

Just last week the 2011 BMW X5 diesel was recalled for a potential steering failure due to a faulty belt tensioner. This week, the 2011 X3 joins the steering-related recall party, but for a faulty steering position sensor. The result, however, would be the same: the sudden loss of power steering assist.... Read More

Interview: Henrik Fisker on Karma Electric Car - Exclusive Video

Jul 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  2 Comments

As more and more electric vehicles begin to enter the luxury market, we felt that a trip to Fisker Automotive was in order (after all, it was here where it all began).... Read More

Porsche Returns to Le Mans in 2014 With LMP1 Sports Prototype

Jun 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart

With 16 overall Le Mans victories already under its belt, Porsche is gearing up to hit the circuit once again with its works-run LMP1 sports prototype come 2014.... Read More

Porsche: Engineered for Magic. Everyday.

Jun 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  3 Comments

When it comes to luxury cars, we like to think we know a thing or two. And when it comes to luxury sportscars, personally I have always had a soft spot for a supped-up, shiny black Porsche.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Masterpiece London 2011 Drophead Coupe

Jun 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

If you've found your diamond shoes are growing too tight and your wallet is too small to hold all your $50 bills, the Rolls-Royce Masterpiece London 2011 Drophead Coupe might be your answer. Why? It'll cost you both, and then some, most likely.... Read More

Lotus City Car Concept Details, Sales To Start In 2014

Jun 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  1 Comment

In addition to the new range of supercars and sports cars released at last year's Paris show, Lotus is planning to build its City Car Concept with help from its parent company, Proton, according to the latest report.... Read More

90 Limited Edition 2012 Audi R8 GT Coming to U.S.

Jun 20, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Luxury automaker Audi will produce a limited edition Audi R8 GT in 2012. A total of 333 will be manufactured with only 90 available in the U.S. This is the first time the company has produced a limited edition production sports car. The unit number of each vehicle will be displayed on the gearshift. The base price for the 2012 Audi R8 GT is $196,800.... Read More

2012 BMW M5 Preview

Jun 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  1 Comment

The leaks are finally over, and the official details and images are here. The 2012 BMW M5 is real, and it's pretty impressive on paper. Power comes, as expected, from BMW's twin-turbo V-8 M TwinPower engine, rated at 560 horsepower at 6,000-7,000 rpm and 502 pound-feet of torque from 1,500 rpm. BMW calls the power delivery "lag free."... Read More

The Ultimate Ducati Adventure Up for Auction

Jun 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati has partnered with luxury charity auction site CharityBuzz.com to give one rider the adventure of a lifetime, all for a good cause.... Read More

2011 BMW 135i Convertible Review

Jun 8, 2011  |   Contributor: Made Man  |  1 Comment

For its diminutive size, the 2011 BMW 135i Convertible squeezes a track-ready monster under its sheet metal, one with a 3.0-liter, twin turbocharged, 6-cylinder engine that pumps out 300-horsepower to its rear wheels and 300-lb feet of max torque available at an astonishing low 1,200 rpm.... Read More

Cadillac SRX Plug-In Hybrid Cancelled Due to Inefficiency?

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

Nearly a year ago, buzz about a plug-in hybrid Cadillac SRX stirred the automotive Web, and early this year GM CEO Dan Akerson said a plug-in SRX was "likely." Then this week Cadillac, seemingly out of the blue, reportedly killed the program. Why?... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Wants to Take on Bentley Continental GT

May 27, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian  |  1 Comment

It appears that Mercedes-Benz is currently studying a new model, a high-performance four-door that would be situated above the CLS and will take on the popular Bentley Continental GT. The model will feature a more dramatic design and as expected, it will be powered by AMG engines.... Read More

LeMay-America's Car Museum: A Look at the 1927 LaSalle 303 Roadster

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

While the LeMay-America's Car Museum is not slated to open until May 2012, one of its classic automobiles recently competed in Italy's 2011 Mille Miglia - a road rally for vintage vehicles earlier this month. The museum's 1927 LaSalle 303 Roadster placed 325th in a field of 376. The antique automobile was among a select few American-made cars that were even eligible to run in this yearly race.... Read More

BMW M1 Art Car by Frank Stella Up for Auction

May 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

BMW's legendary series of art cars, painted by the likes of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and David Hockney beginning in 1975, are well known to auto enthusiasts.... Read More

China is Second Largest Market for Bentley's YTD Sales in 2011

May 23, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Apparently, Bentley Motors has it made in China. The stalwart England-based luxury brand announced that it has sold 396 cars in Mainland China through the end of April 2011. This is an increase of more than 66 percent compared to cars sold over the same period in 2010. One out of four Bentley sales now occurs in China.... Read More

Luxury Cars Video Roundup: Bentley, BMW, Lexus & More

May 18, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Luxe Video section of JustLuxe offers luxury lifestyle lovers a steady stream of videos that delve into the latest happenings and occurrences in a setting that is as entertaining as it is enlightening. Visitors experience both short- and long-formatted videos from world-renowned brands and recognized industry leaders. Here is a look at some of the featured automotive-related programs now playing in our Luxe Video section.... Read More

Range Rover Evoque Brings Urban Upscale Design to the Road

May 17, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  4 Comments

After 40 years of service to Queen and country, Land Rover under its new ownership (Tata Motors) is introducing an SUV scion to a new generation of loyalists and skeptics alike. Out with the urbane and “British green” trad and in with a rockin’ red-hued urban transpo that Land Rover hopes is the new must-have crossover ride.... Read More

Indy 500 Centennial Celebration: Exclusive Interview with Mario Andretti

May 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Karin Leperi  |  1 Comment

In the super competitive racing world of revved-up cars and adrenalin-fueled drivers, a world where speed rules supreme, it's no surprise that winning means everything. "Speed is what it is all about," says Mario Andretti, winner of the 1969 Indianapolis 500 and perhaps one of best known race car drivers in history. He was also the first driver to break the impenetrable 200 miles-per-hour barrier, and did so while practicing for the 1977 Indy 500.... Read More

Ralph Lauren Car Collection on Display in Paris: The Art of the Automobile

May 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Some of the automotive icons in famed fashion designer Ralph Lauren's incredible car collection have just gone on exhibit at the Musée des Art Décoratifs in Paris. Lauren's collection, in our opinion, is the finest one in private hands on the planet, features impeccable examples of the rarest and most valuable vehicles in the world.... Read More

News Corp Wants to Buy F1 Racing?

May 9, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

James Murdoch, News Corp Deputy COO, confirmed today that News Corp is spearheading a consortium of interested parties in approaching F1 (Formula One) stake holders, including Bernie Ecclestone and CVC Partners who own 63 percent of Formula One racing.... Read More

2011 Jaguar XJ Sedan: Exceptional Performance

May 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

After last year's distinguished "All-Star" recognition by Automobile Magazine, the 2011 Jaguar XJ is more geared up than ever.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz USA's 2011 Sales YTD Up 9.2 Percent

May 4, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz USA reported April sales of 19,157 automobiles. This is more than a 5.1 percent increase over vehicles sold in April 2010.... Read More

Land Rover is Official Vehicle of U.S. Equestrian Federation

Apr 30, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Luxe British SUV brand Land Rover has signed on as the official vehicle of the world-class U.S. Equestrian Foundation (USEF), kicking off with sponsorship of the 2011 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. It took place this weekend at the landmark Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.... Read More

Tesla S Electric Car...Place Your Bets

Apr 28, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

The mother of all horse races is underway, and from our humble vantage point, the race is already won before it’s officially begun.... Read More

Nissan LEAF is 2011 World Car of the Year

Apr 25, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is the 2011 World Car of the Year. The announcement was made at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 21, 2011.... Read More

Bugatti Galibier Super Sedan To Get Plug-In Hybrid Option

Apr 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

Years in the making, focus-grouped against billionaires, packing 25 percent more cylinders than any new Rolls-Royce, the Bugatti Galibier is already destined to be a remarkable vehicle. But according to the latest reports, it may also be a plug-in hybrid.... Read More

Vehicle Certification Program for Classic, Collectible Cars an 'Industry First'

Apr 13, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Phoenix, AZ-based ClassicCars.com, an online resource for collectors and enthusiasts of classic and vintage automotives, announced the launching of its vehicle-certification program for the classic and collector vehicle market.... Read More

Rare Lamborghini Miura Fetches Record $1.7 Million

Apr 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Ryan Safady

The Amelia Island d'Elegance has attracted the wallets of exotic and luxury car lovers around the globe, showcasing some of the most rare and interesting models available - and 2011 has been no different for the luxury auction.... Read More

Bentley R Prepares for its Return

Apr 6, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

As you may know already, Bentley and Bugatti have now a new leader: Mr. Wolfgang Duerheimer. Last Friday, some sources familiar with the matter announced that the Bugatti Galibier four-door sedan received green light for production, thanks to Mr. Duerheimer.... Read More

Pagani Names Official U.S. Huayra Dealers

Apr 5, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

If you're in the market for the latest in hand-made Italian aerodynamic wizardry, get ready to book a trip to Beverly Hills or San Francisco. Those are the two cities home to the only official Pagani Huayra dealers in the U.S.... Read More

BMW M3 Pickup: It's No April Fool's Joke

Apr 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

It's no April Fool's Day joke, today BMW made the not-so-surprising (or funny) official revelation of the M3 pickup. Despite the anti-climactic nature of the unveiling, we still want one. Like, now.... Read More

Bugatti 16C Galibier Production Gets Green Light

Apr 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

We have great news for all the billionaires around the world: Volkswagen green-lighted the four-door Bugatti 16C Galibier sedan. These words came from two people familiar with the matter, which means it is not an April Fools prank.... Read More

Gold Infiniti G-37 Gets Towed in China

Apr 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Nothing's more luxe than a gold-covered car, but Chinese police did not react with 'oohs' and 'aahs' to a gold Infiniti G-37 parked curbside. Instead, the shiny, eye-catching vehicle was towed.... Read More

Classic Luxury Supercars: 1938 Dubonnet Xenia's Timeless Style

Mar 31, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Mullin Automotive Museum is a creative enclave that features the convergence of automobiles, art and culture of the Art Deco era of the mid-1920s through the late 1930s.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Launching Teen Driving School in U.S.

Mar 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz will launch the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy and begin a driving school for teenagers in late 2011.... Read More

Maserati Planning New Models, Quattroporte Successor For Frankfurt?

Mar 23, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

One of the Fiat Group's least-discussed (and smallest) brands, Maserati, is shooting for the moon - relatively.... Read More

Porsche's Hybrid 918 Spyder an Electrifying $845,000

Mar 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Porsche announced that its dealers are now taking orders for its revolutionary plug-in hybrid 918 Spyder. Although this does not mean that the vehicle will definitely go into production, the German automaker cites this undertaking as a "significant step toward actual production of the company's next super sports car," in its announcement.... Read More

Audi Q6 SUV-Coupe Rumors Resurface

Mar 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

BMW's X6 puzzled the public and the press alike when it hit the roads in 2008. It still confounds even the most determined of ontologists, but manages to win fans despite its compromised nature. Audi apparently wants a piece of that pie, as a new report says the Q6 is back on the front burner.... Read More

Jaguar Supercar C-X75 Plugs into Sustainable Luxury

Mar 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The first look at this supercar hooked us in seconds! From that sci-fi, high-tech, uber-luxury platform, what is there not to love about the Jaguar C-X75?... Read More

Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Sold Out

Mar 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

Ferrari SpA, Fiat SpA's most profitable unit, will target wealthy families and golf bag toting sports-car enthusiasts when it introduces the four-seat FF, the first Ferrari with four-wheel drive.... Read More

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Tricolore Honors 150th Anniversary Of Italy's Unification

Mar 10, 2011  |   Contributor: Motor Authority

Hot on the heels of the Gallardo LP560-4 Bicolore revealed back in January comes the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Tricolore Edition, which was built in honor of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.... Read More

Cadillac Named 2011 Customer Service Champion by J.D. Power and Associates

Mar 8, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Luxury automaker Cadillac has been named a Customer Service Champion in the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champions. Overall, 40 brands were chosen from more than 800 companies in 20 major industries.... Read More

Brabus 700 Biturbo

Mar 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian  |  2 Comments

The German aftermarket developer Brabus has displayed its modification job on a Mercedes-Benz SLS at the Geneva Motor Show.... Read More

Fiat 500 Coupe by Zagato

Mar 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

Due to the fact that Zagato, the well-known coach builder, is specialized in modifying high-end sports cars such as Bentley, we were surprised to see the Fiat 500 Coupe Zagato at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.... Read More

2012 Aston Martin Virage

Mar 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian  |  2 Comments

Aston Martin has unveiled the 2012 Virage today at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Virage is positioned between the elegant DB9 and sporty DBS. Powering the car is a hand-built 6.0 litre V12 engine that delivers 490 bhp (365 kW/497 PS) and 570 Nm (420 lb. ft) of torque.... Read More

Ferrari 458 Italia by Novitec Rosso

Feb 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

Novitec Rosso has released details about its tuning program for the Ferrari 458 Italia ahead of its launch at the Geneva Motor Show.... Read More

Porsche CEO Mueller Plans A New Model Each Year Through 2018

Feb 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

Purists bemoan Porsche's rapid expansion into non-traditional segments, while buyers eat the cars up with ravenous glee. ... Read More

Audi A8 L 2011 Security: Invincibility and Luxury Unite

Feb 24, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

This summer Audi will introduce a new high-security, armor-protected A8 L model, the Audi A8 L Security.... Read More

Mansory 2011 Porsche Cayenne

Feb 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian

Mansory has recently released a photo gallery and the full details of its project based on the 2011 Porsche Cayenne.... Read More

Acura TL 2011: A Smart Luxury Sedan

Feb 22, 2011

The Acura TL is a sedan worth getting to know better if value is as important as luxury to you.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Electric Test Vehicle to Debut at Geneva Motor Show

Feb 21, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Ultra-luxury automaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars confirmed the development of the 102EX over the past weekend.... Read More

BMW Plans To Turbocharge All Four-Cylinder Engines

Feb 18, 2011  |   Contributor: Motor Authority

Later this year a four-cylinder BMW engine will return to the U.S. in turbocharged formed, first in the 2012 BMW X1 sDrive28i and eventually the 1 and 3-Series models and even the Z4 Roadster.... Read More

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid Premium Coming to America in 2011

Feb 17, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

It's confirmed that the Porsche Panamera S, the first Porsche four-door sedan, will be the German automaker's second hybrid model.... Read More

Pagani Huayra Replaces the Zonda

Feb 16, 2011  |   Contributor: Andrew Christian  |  1 Comment

The Pagani Huayra, which replaces the Zonda, has just arrived. Pagani had this one-million-euro hypercar replacement in development for seven years.... Read More

Infiniti M Hybrid 2012: A Midsize Luxury Sedan

Feb 15, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

With a 360-horsepower performance and a 30-mpg fuel efficiency average, the new 2012 Infiniti M Hybrid arrives in showrooms this spring already in a class all its own. This midsize, luxury-hybrid sedan is as efficient as it is powerful.... Read More

Audi R8 is 2011 Best Dream Machine

Feb 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Audi R8 Spyder is the winner of the MotorWeek 2011 Drivers' Choice Award for Best Dream Machine.... Read More

Geneva Preview: Porsche To Unveil New Hybrid, Probably Panamera

Feb 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

The new "parallel full hybrid model" will be on display at Porsche's Geneva Motor Show stand, and we're expecting it to be the Panamera S Hybrid.... Read More

Behind the Wheel of the Lexus LFA

Feb 9, 2011  |   Contributor: Courtney Driver  |  3 Comments

Undeniably the new Lexus LFA is a thing of beauty. The athletic and slick new Lexus supercar boasts 552 horsepower at 8,700 RPM, a 4.8-liter V10 engine and 354 lb.-ft of torque at 6,800 RPM. It goes without saying this car is a dream to drive. Read on for the first-hand account of the experience.... Read More

Kia Sedona Named Best Minivan for the Money by U.S. News & World Report

Feb 2, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Kia Sedona has been named "Best Minivan for the Money" for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report. With measurable value being more important than ever, the Kia Sedona is developing quite the pedigree in its short but illustrious history.... Read More

2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Feb 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  2 Comments

After months of leaks, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is finally official, complete with U.S. specs and imagery. Though European markets will also get a wagon, we'll only be getting the sedan from this latest release. The car will be shown officially at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.... Read More

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle "Blackline": The 'Next Rebellious Chapter'

Jan 25, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Blackline is Harley-Davidson's newest model to hit the wide open road. The lean Softail embodies the brand's trademarked stylings and is the "next rebellious chapter" in the history of Harley-Davidson.... Read More

Aston Martin Cygnet Production Starts April, Launch Editions Unveiled

Jan 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Motor Authority   |  1 Comment

Luxury Autos: Love it or loathe it but Aston Martin’s Cygnet luxury minicar based on the Toyota iQ is here to stay.... Read More

Is Slow-Selling Hyperlux Maybach On The Chopping Block?

Jan 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  1 Comment

Luxury Vehicles: Daimler's distress over the dismal Maybach brand is apparently growing, with Dieter Zetsche saying all options are on the table, including getting rid of Maybach altogether.... Read More

Airstream Introduces the All-New 2011 Airstream Avenue

Jan 14, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Luxury Vehicles: While the exterior of the Airstream Avenue is the antonym of ostentatious, what is packed inside is an extraordinarily luxurious package of opulent proportions. Perhaps that is why Airstreams are so popular among celebrities and public figures whose every move is tracked. Its appearance makes it relatively inconspicuous; that is, until you step inside it.... Read More

Trike Motorcycles and Luxury Cars in One? Campagna V13R Has it All

Jan 10, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury Vehicles: The 2011 Campagna V13R is a trike with somewhat of an identity crisis. Is it a car with the heart of a motorcycle or vice versa? Regardless, this is a mode of transportation we think you will like a lot, because the end result is both luxurious and adventurous.... Read More

Lamborghini Working On Special Model For 2013 50th Anniversary?

Jan 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Motor Authority

Luxury Cars: It was back in 1963 that Ferruccio Lamborghini, the then owner of a tractor company, decided to start building his own range of high-performance cars.... Read More

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