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MBZ GL Class Awarded Top Honor By "Autoweek" Magazine

Dec 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GL-Class sport utility has won Autoweek magazine's 2013 Best of the Best award for its truck category. The full story on the GL-Class SUV is available in the magazine’s January... Read More

BMW's New Performance M6 Gran Coupé

Dec 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There may have been a time when a coupé had two doors and a sedan had four, but those times are behind us and the line distinguishing luxury sedan from coupé is getting increasingly blurry. Case in point the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, which is based on the two-door 6 Series but adds an extra set of doors, but is most definitely not, as BMW would assert, a sedan.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Updates the E-Class for 2014

Dec 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

If you're in the market for a mid-size luxury sedan, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class must be on your shortlist. It is in so many ways the benchmark in its segment, and now Mercedes has revealed a newly revised version — complete with a refreshed design, the latest in safety technology, and a variety of new engines.... Read More

New Look for Bentley's Historic HQ Wins Prestigious Design Award

Dec 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

Bentley Motors’ historic headquarters in Crewe, UK has long been a symbol of the very best in luxurious British motoring. But just as the marque, founded in 1919, has evolved into the modern era with technically advanced, powerful and elegant luxury vehicles like the Mulsanne and Continental GT, the Crewe HQ has also recently gotten an award-winning revamp to reflect Bentley’s twin precepts of motoring tradition and contemporary design.... Read More

Aston Martin Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Style

Dec 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Famed British automaker Aston Martin will celebrate its hundredth anniversary in 2013 with a series of exclusive events and commemorations around the world. In addition to its impressive motoring heritage, the centenary festivities will also celebrate the marque’s longstanding association with the James Bond movies, culminating in the latest, Skyfall, in which Daniel Craig as 007 drives a classic Aston Martin DB5.... Read More

Range Rover Goes Glam With Jewelry Collection by STRUT

Dec 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

For the discerning client who is accustomed to the affluent lifestyle, stock models will not suffice. Personalization is therefore key in the luxury automobile market as it reflects the owner's particular style - and the means to afford it.... Read More

BMW Reports Best Sales Ever for November

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Sales records worldwide for brands in the luxury car market are being set by nearly every manufacturer in 2012.... Read More

Bentley Motors Gets New Regional Director

Dec 11, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Bart Gerris is the new regional director at Bentley Motors and assumes the position on New Year’s Day. From the corporate headquarters in Crewe, England, Mr. Gerris will helm European operations and head up marketing and sales for the regions.... Read More

Jaguar Reveals New XFR-S Performance Sedan

Dec 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

In the market for a mid-sized luxury sedan? The Germans offer some great choices, from the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. However, if you're looking for something a little...different, you may want to look at Jaguar's XF, and like the Germans, Jaguar offers a performance version in the XFR.... Read More

Top Sports Cars for 2013 | From Aston Martin to Lamborghini

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

With 2012 coming quickly to a close, many of us like to look back and think nostalgically on everything we've done. Maybe your kid finally moved out of the house or maybe you were reward for a year's work with that promotion you've had your eyes on for months. Whatever it is that you're looking back on with fondness, snap out of it! A new year is nearly upon us and dwelling on the past isn't going to get you that new luxury sports car you've been eyeballing since its unveiling.... Read More

Audi Renovates Largest LEED Gold Certified Dealer Showroom in Los Angeles

Dec 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Audi of America’s largest U.S. dealership, Audi Pacific, has been LEED Gold certified. The Los Angeles County-based building now deploys environmentally rooted technology that substantively improves energy efficiency throughout the renovated structure. The luxury auto brand's new location is an LAcarGuy-owned dealership.... Read More

McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition is the Ultimate Luxury Toy

Dec 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

While different people may categorize luxury automobiles in different ways, racing fans will tell you there are just two kinds: race cars and road cars. But in recent years a third category has emerged in between.... Read More

"Audi Terminal Dubai" Debuts with a Surprise Appearance by Jennifer Lopez

Dec 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

The United Arab Emirates — and notably the city of Dubai — is famed for its vast concentrations of wealth. Boasting the tallest structure in the world, man-made islands, and a seven-star hotel, Dubai has become a global metropolis. In a city with such affluence, it should come as no surprise that luxury car manufacturer Audi, in partnership with AL Nobooda Automobiles, has just recently unveiled its largest showroom for new cars on Sheikh Zayed Road.... Read More

Airstream Unveils Their New Land Yacht Concept

Nov 30, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  3 Comments

If you’re the type of person who simply adores the idea of spending the day lounging on a luxury yacht, yet were never able to fully develop your sea legs, then Airstream’s new Land Yacht may be exactly what you need to unleash your inner skipper (without unleashing the rest of your insides.) Known for manufacturing some of the world’s most iconic travel trailers, Airstream just unveiled their newest concept the ‘Airstream Land Yacht’ during the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, KY. This new land lover’s version of a nautical adventure is the product of an international collaboration between Airstream and Teconform S.p.A.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Introduces SLS AMG Black Series as Their Performance Flagship Supercar

Nov 28, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

The letters AMG carry a certain cache with enthusiasts of performance-oriented Mercedes-Benz automobiles. The name represents the German luxury automaker's high-performance line, atop which have in recent years sat two parallel models: the SLS AMG and the AMG Black Series.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Channels Scheherazade with Special Edition Ghost

Nov 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

A Rolls-Royce is a Rolls-Royce no matter where you go in the world but some markets are more successful for the British luxury auto brand than others. Particularly markets that have enough oil revenues to afford such extravagance, and enough oil left over to fuel their oversized V12 engines.... Read More

"Travel for Travel's Sake" in the Lexus IS 350 C

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Watching the four-piece retractable top on the 2013 Lexus IS 350 C fold sleekly into the trunk was awesome. Certainly this marvel of engineering is not in the league of the Mars Lander’s Sky Crane, but is nearly so, right here on Earth, and several hundred million dollars less expensive. This chic luxury car was mine to experience for a week, and I had plans to enjoy topless adventures from the get-go.... Read More

Lincoln Excites With New Manta-Inspired MKZ & JustLuxe Luxury Sweepstakes

Nov 21, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

We're pretty excited for December and not just because it's the epitome of the holiday season, but because it marks the release of Lincoln's brand new 2013 MKZ. The luxury auto brand plans on releasing the car with a starting MSRP of $35,925, shooting it to the top of our gift wish list. From the sleek exterior (especially the sweeping roofline) to the driving performance (like the adjustable suspension and the EcoBoost engine), this luxury automobile seems to have something for everyone.... Read More

Lamborghini Lifts the Lid on the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Nov 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

What could possibly be better than a supercar with a V12 engine? A convertible supercar with a V12 engine, that's what. Because part of the joy in driving such an exotic automobile is hearing the engine note, and another part (for many owners of these luxury autos) is being seen. Lamborghini knows this all to well.... Read More

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Drives Home $1.25 Million for Charity

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Automobile enthusiasts really revved up their engines to send donations over the $1 million mark at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This yearly event is the world’s premier luxury auto show, spotlighting the cr?me de la cr?me of collectible autos, and also unveiling high-end concept cars. Not just a parade of expensive showpieces, the Concours d’Elegance also donates proceeds to support local charities.... Read More

Maserati Reveals New Quattroporte Luxury Sedan

Nov 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

Most buyers on the market for a new full-size luxury sedan are likely to flock to one of the mainstream German marques, and with good reason: Mercedes-Benz, Audi and BMW make some of the finest automobiles on the market. However, for those looking for something a little different, we might suggest the Maserati Quattroporte.... Read More

Ferarri and Shelby Take Center Stage at Arizona Luxury Car Auction

Nov 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

If you’re in the market to invest in a luxury car, RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, is where you start. While some sectors have been slow to regain their full potential in the wake of a somewhat sluggish economy, the market for collectible classics remains buoyant, and RM’s upcoming Arizona sale in January is all the proof you need. The auction will showcase a selection of the world’s finest motorcars led by Shelby and Ferrari, each with a sensational series of million dollar-plus luxury cars which are expected to garner tons of interest from both U.S. and foreign collectors.... Read More

Lyonheart Revives Classic Jaguar E-Type with Exclusive Retro Sportscar

Nov 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Beauty being in the eye of the proverbial beholder and whatnot, there's still little question that the Jaguar E-Type is one of the most beautiful luxury automotive designs ever penned. It's the kind of legacy that an automaker would be remiss not to relive.... Read More

Ferrari Speeds Up Hurricane Sandy Relief with Auction of its F12Berlinetta

Nov 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

As we know, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the Northeast causing extensive damage and displacing many families and businesses. Cleanup and recovery is expected to be a lengthy, expensive project and help will be needed from just about any and everywhere. One of the businesses affected by the storm has decided to contribute to relief efforts by auctioning off a car and donating the proceeds to the victims. The company just happens to be famed luxury car manufacturer Ferrari and the car up for grabs is the intensely coveted 2013 F12Berlinetta.... Read More

Introducing the Dynamic Mercedes 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series

Nov 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-AMG presents its fifth model of the Black Series with the extreme version of the SLS, the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series. The inspiration behind the luxury car stems from the SLS AMG GT3 racecar. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine metes out 622 hp at 7,400 rpm, and accelerates to 60 mph in a pulsating 3.5 seconds. The luxury automaker announced that the 2014MY SLS AMG Black Series will be in the U.S. by summer 2013.... Read More

Beware of Bulldog | Vilner Rethinks Classic British Superbike

Nov 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

In motorcycle terms, a ‘naked’ bike is a sports bike whose fairings have been removed. The Triumph Speed Triple was one of the first factory produced bikes to appear on the showroom already featuring this look. Luxury aftermarket specialists, Vilner, have gotten their hands on this British classic and tweaked it cosmetically to produce the high-end Vilner Triumph Bulldog.... Read More

James Bond and Aston Martin | From "Goldfinger" to "Skyfall"

Nov 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

The day you've been waiting for has arrived! "Skyfall" has been officially released in America. I know I'm not the only one that had been counting the days until I could immerse myself, once again, in the stimulating and nostalgic world of James Bond. With "Skyfall" you get everything you could ever want: fast-paced action, sex, smooth lines, 007 cool, a creepy villain, and of course, taunting shots of Aston Martin's beautiful luxury vehicles.... Read More

Hurricane Sandy Destroys New Shipment of Fisker Karma Hybrids

Nov 8, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Any owner of a luxury car probably has fears of doing their day-to-day driving in style when there are so many opportunities for the custom paint job to get nicked by fellow drivers and wayward shopping carts. While people probably plan for those events, we doubt everyone really plans for natural disasters. The east coast met with much destruction and tragedy when Hurricane Sandy rolled in, and vehicles certainly weren't spared. While a luxury car being ruined is nothing in the face of the hurricane's full impact, it was certainly a bump in the road for Fisker Automotive.... Read More

The Richard Petty Driving Experience Will Revive Your Childhood Dreams

Nov 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Many of us dreamed of being a race car driver when we were kids, only to have reality snap us out of the fantasy. Maybe the dream died long ago or maybe it's still lurking deep down inside, but most of us know it's a lost cause. However, now Richard Petty Driving Experience is here to revive that lost fantasy by offering their stock car drive and ride luxury entertainment services.... Read More

How U.S. Presidents Ride In Style

Nov 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Rapper Xzibit once taught us how to properly “pimp” our rides, however, how do the leaders of our country ride when they are not busy with their Commander-in-Chief duties? While it may be a rarity to see them not chauffeured in specialty equipped limousines, according to Forbes, many modern era presidents owned their own cars, or at least did before taking office. It seem that it general, the autos these great men drove are pretty telling of their personalities.... Read More

Bugatti Debuts Veyron Vitesse in Brazil with Unique Rafale Edition

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

With a seven-figure price tag and a virtually endless array of colors and customization options, you can bet that every Bugatti Veyron is unique. In fact, it would take a massive lack of imagination on part of the Alsatian marque's clients for any two luxury cars to be the same.... Read More

Porsche Adds Platinum Edition to the Panamera Family

Oct 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

With eight powertrain versions on the market in North America alone (and a couple more sold overseas), one thing the Porsche Panamera didn't need was another model. But more variants is what Porsche does best, and so it has unveiled the new Platinum Edition.... Read More

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S | Who Needs a Bentley or Lamborghini?

Oct 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

If you're the type of maven who follows the inner workings of the luxury car industry, you may have noticed an odd development taking place over the past year or so involving two of the biggest car brands in Germany.... Read More

Gordon Ramsay's Audi A8L Stolen From Under His Driver's Nose

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Hot-head chef Gordon Ramsay has made a name for himself through shouting and belittling people until they lost sight of who they once were. Well, apparently someone out there doesn't find his scorn to be that intimidating considering they've stolen his Audi A8L. I can only imagine the curse-filled rant that followed that morning discovery.... Read More

2013 Audi allroad Wins Active Lifestyle of the Year Award

Oct 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The 2013 Audi allroad is the winner of the Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year award in the Luxury On-Road Vehicle category put together by Carspondent.com. The event recently occurred at the campus of car emporium Local Motors in Chandler, Arizona.... Read More

ICON 4x4 Land Cruisers Customized to Fit All Your Adventurous Needs

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Jonathan Ward knows that sometimes collectors of classic cars want something that is not only stylish and classic, but also drivable, which is why he created and designed ICON. With all the autos handmade in Los Angeles, ICON offers specially designed 4x4 vehicles that combine modern performance, utility, and vintage design, all while paying homage to the Land Cruiser tradition. With three series available (the ICON BR, CJ, and FJ series), each with multiple models to choose from, car collectors and enthusiasts will certainly find something among these detail-oriented creations that fit with their off-road adventures.... Read More

Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Features Special Edition McLaren

Oct 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Every year around this time Neimas Marcus comes out with its Christmas Book. The holiday catalog has all the silk and cashmere you could shake a lacquered mahogany stick at, but never disappoints moneyed luxury automotive aficionados.... Read More

Lamborghini Keeps Gallardo Fresh with New Models

Oct 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

The Aventador, like the Murcielago and Diablo that came before, may grab most of the attention, but it’s the Gallardo that keeps the lights on at the Lamborghini factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese. In fact the Gallardo is the best-selling Lamborghini in the company’s 49-year history, having delivered over 12,000 examples since production began in 2004 – more than the Countach, Diablo, Murcielago and Aventador combined stretching back to 1974.... Read More

Mercedes AMG Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Special Edition SLS GT3

Oct 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Spending six or seven figures on a luxury car may be a purchase most of us can only dream of, but the fact of the matter is that, with ever-constricting regulations and traffic congestion, those who do spend that kind of money rarely have the opportunity to really enjoy the capabilities of their new toys. Hence the rising popularity of track cars.... Read More

New smart fortwo Electric Vehicle to Debut in 2013 for $25,000

Oct 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Mercedes-Benz USA–owned brand, smart USA, will debut its third generation electric car for two in Spring 2013 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $25,000. The starting price point will make the tiny car the most affordable production electric vehicle in the U.S. market. A cabriolet model will also debut at $28,000, making it the only convertible EV on the market.... Read More

Audi Pulls Ahead in "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Product placement is nothing new in literature, film, and television, and when it's done well it can influence the way the public views the product. The world of luxury cars has become one of the more successful types of entertainment branding because after all, the action star has to drive something in the latest blockbuster so why not have it be a Jaguar? Sometimes the branding is done so well that the company is forever linked to whatever artistic venue it's used in (think Aston Martin and James Bond) and sometimes the company didn't have anything to do with the branding at all.... Read More

Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Edition

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Hayley Stovold

Not many people can say they have driven a car designed by double Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel. In fact, only 199 people will be able to buy one at the end of this year.... Read More

Andreas Sigl | Global Director of Infiniti Formula One Talks the Future

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Hayley Stovold

Infiniti, the luxury arm of Nissan, was launched in 1989 and manufactures luxury, high-performance vehicles. In a bid to raise global brand and product awareness, last year Infiniti began a partnership with the championship-winning Red Bull Racing Formula One team.... Read More

Infiniti EMERG-E Defies Electric Auto Expectations

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Hayley Stovold

When you think of an electric car, luxury and high-speed doesn’t exactly spring to mind. Economical perhaps, but sexy? While this might be true for some, the new offering from Infiniti, the Emerg-E, certainly breaks the mold.... Read More

Fisker Hopes to Snatch Partner to Sell Hybrid for Under $40,000

Oct 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

According to MSN Autos, California luxury auto brand Fisker is planning on selling a plug-in hybrid for less than $40,000. Their plans are to introduce the car sometime next year and have it potentially ready in less than five years. Fisker is hoping to find a major automaker to help with this project, willing to share their technology and production costs with whoever ends up being their lucky partner.... Read More

Audi Unveils Crosslane Coupe Concept in Paris Motor Show

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Among the more intriguing of major debuts at the Paris Motor Show this year was the Crosslane Coupe concept from Audi. Previewing the design direction to be taken by Audi's next generation of crossovers, the Crosslane Coupe encompasses an array of interesting features.... Read More

Porsche Presents Panamera Sport Turismo Concept in Paris

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Luxury auto brand Porsche has come a long way since its days producing only sportscars. Don't get us wrong, it still makes sportscars – like the Boxster, Cayman, 911 and upcoming 918 Spyder – but a large part of what enabled Porsche to even attempt buying out the Volkswagen Group came as a result of its branching out from two-door coupes and convertibles into more versatile models like the Cayenne sport-utility vehicle and the Panamera sedan. Could this be the next?... Read More

Maserati Presents New GranCabrio MC

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  3 Comments

Maserati impressed at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show with their GranTurismo and this writer was there at its unveiling. I was struck by its shape, one that has only grown better with age. Along the way, the Trident marque has relentlessly improved on the original with successive versions that have kept the Italian grand touring coupe in stride with the best of them.... Read More

Ferrari FF Gets a Glass Roof and Our Vote For a Drive Through the Alps

Oct 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

Of all the vehicles unveiled this year at the Paris Motor Show, the Ferrari FF may not have been the most groundbreaking. In fact, with the carbon-fiber chassis of the Enzo supercar's successor presented alongside it, it may not have even been the most groundbreaking debut on the Ferrari stand. However, what you're looking at could be the most luxuriously decadent vehicle on display at the Porte de Versailles this year.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Unwraps Electric SLS Supercar at Paris Exposition

Oct 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

Put on a pair of sunglasses and feast your eyes on the most powerful street-legal, luxury vehicle ever made by Mercedes-Benz and its performance studio AMG.... Read More

McLaren Debuts P1 Supercar in Paris

Oct 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Every other year, the automotive industry – one of the largest in the world – comes to the Porte de Versailles in Paris to display its latest developments. Alternating year to year with Frankfurt, the Paris Motor Show represents the first major automobile exposition after the summer lull, and this year's did not disappoint.... Read More

Audi S6 Gets One Step Closer to Autopilot Driving

Oct 8, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Instead of a luxury car review filled with vague specs, I want to give you something from the point of view of the average driver. Sure, Audi's 2013 S6's specs will come in at some point (like their 4.0 Turbo engine which gives a 0 to 60 mph jump in 4.5 seconds), but I'll also tell you whether it was actually comfortable to drive and how successful all those safety features really are.... Read More

New Rolls-Royce Collection Receives Inspiration From The Art Deco Era

Oct 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  1 Comment

For nearly a century now, Art Deco has been the inspiration for many areas of design, including architecture, interior design, fashion and film, so it should come as no surprise that this glamorous and modern art form has finally infiltrated the world of luxury automobiles.... Read More

Jaguar is on the Prowl with New F-TYPE Convertible Sports Coupé

Oct 2, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Luxury auto brand Jaguar recently unveiled their newest two-seat convertible sports car, the 2013 F-TYPE, at the Paris Motor Show. As the company's first two-seater since the iconic E-TYPE was launched more than 50 years ago, this stunning car displays a far more aggressive design than previous models but is still very recognizable as a Jaguar. Set for a Summer 2013 release, the F-TYPE features a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, and a lightweight aluminum body that allows it to reach high-performance speeds.... Read More

Vilner Turns the Mercedes GL into a "4-Seater Oasis"

Sep 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Joseph Vasquez

With such an outstanding reputation for luxury cars, it’s often hard to find something to change in a Mercedez-Benz vehicle, but leave it to Vilner and an unknown customer to find room for improvement. The Bulgarian interior specialist's Your Style Inside team wanted more luxury within the Mercedes GL and they apparently get what they want because the new model is a spacious four-seater with a high-end sound system and an insulated interior.... Read More

Join the International Supercar Club and Drive Lamborghini's and Ferrari's Whenever You Want

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The écurie25 supercar club is expanding and will add a new location in Austin, Texas, this fall. Austin’s luxury car rental agency Lone Star Exotics becomes an official hub of the club with eight locations in Australia, the UK, and the USA. Along with Austin, there are clubs in New York City, London, Paris, and Brisbane.... Read More

Did Youngman Automobile Group Buy Spyker?

Sep 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

It's not unsual for luxury car brands to absorb other companies, with the hopes of creating something bigger and better. Sometimes these unions fail or never get off the ground to begin with. Chinese car-maker Youngman (who once tried to own Saab) has entered into a business relationship with Dutch luxury brand Spyker.... Read More

Trick-or-Treat | Will You Get a Mercedes-Benz Gullwing or a Bugatti Veyron?

Sep 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Auctions can be pretty addictive and when luxury cars are on the block, many have to watch out for their competitive streak. You wouldn't want to end up paying millions for something just because you didn't want that pretentious man with the monocle to win. If you happen to be at the auction that includes a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing though, knock that monocled man over if you have to.... Read More

Audi R8 Sports Car Range for 2013

Sep 19, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Luxury car brand Audi is definitely one of the top companies around today. When they first announced their R8 model back in 2006, they blew everyone away with the car's fearless design. In homage to the successful R8, the company has rebooted it, giving it a makeover that blows Ally Sheedy's goth to prep change ("Breakfast Club" anyone?) out of the water.... Read More

Ferrari Sets Sales Records in First Half 2012

Sep 17, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari announced that it has established new records in revenues and in the number of cars delivered in the first half 2012. A total of 3,664 automobiles were delivered to dealerships, representing a 7.4 percent year-over-year growth compared to 2011’s first half. The company also reported net profits of $131.7 million, which is an increase of 10 percent over last year at this time. Additionally, Ferrari’s trading profits were at $198.9 million, a 14-percent year-over-year increase.... Read More

Pimp Out Your Ford Bronco With Rocky Roads' Vintage Restoration

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

If you've ever thought about getting yourself a customized luxury SUV, you may want to think about an early model Ford Bronco. As a leading voice in sales, service, and restoration of vintage Broncos for almost 20 years, Rocky Roads keeps a full stock of Early Broncos for sale, as well as a wide array of used and new parts. One of their more recent customizations is their Legend Ford Bronco, which features all brand new parts mounted to a completely restored vintage body.... Read More

Jaguar Land Rover Invests $477 Million in Range Rover and Upgrading UK Factory

Sep 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Jaguar Land Rover announced that it has invested $477 million to upgrade its UK manufacturing facilities. The purpose of the investment is to increase productivity. The luxury automaker is preparing to launch its all-new Range Rover in 170 countries. The new SUV will be for sale in early 2013.... Read More

Ferrari Delivers First Tailor-Made FF to Ian Poulter

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

Ordering any Ferrari new from the factory is undoubtedly a special occasion, but for those looking for that extra special touch, the luxury automaker offers the Ferrari Tailor Made program.... Read More

Match Your Parmigiani Vitesse Timepiece to Your Bugatti Roadster

Sep 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Some may find the correlation dubious, but the fact of the matter is that a luxury car needs to have a watch to go with it. It simply must.... Read More

Bentley Motors Amps Up Efforts in Russian Luxury Car Market

Sep 6, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury car brand Bentley Motors is premiering three vehicles at the 2012 Moscow International Auto Salon, running until September 9. The Bentley Continental GT Speed will be seen for the first time at the automotive show, as well as the Continental GT V8 and the Mulsanne Executive Interior. Bentley's significant presence at the event is an indication of the growing importance of the Russian market.... Read More

Bentley Previews Mulsanne Vision Convertible Concept Car

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

When you get to the upper echelons of the automotive market, the luxury cars get more enticing, but the choices get slimmer. For example, if you're looking for a stately four-seat convertible and have six figures to spend, you'll probably be looking at a Bentley Continental GTC. But if you've got a little more cash on hand, you may be enticed by the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.... Read More

$11 Million Classics Drive Up Auction Records at Pebble Beach

Aug 29, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Look down the list of the most expensive cars ever sold at auction and you’re bound to notice one name coming up more often that just about any other: Ferrari. And not just any Ferrari, but the 250 series. Encompassing some of the most desirable classic road and race cars in the marque’s history, the 250 series included such stand-out – and highly sought-after – examples as the GTO, the Testa Rossa and the California Spider.... Read More

Lamborghini CEO Inducted into the Concorso Italiano Hall of Fame

Aug 28, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

On August 20, 2012 the CEO and President of Lamborghini, Stephan Winkelmann, was given the Concorso La Bella Macchina Hall of Fame award in recognition of his fantastic work for the luxury automobile company. Originally from Rome, Winkelmann has been the President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini since 2005 and has spent the last seven years helping to turn the company drastically around by increasing sales.... Read More

Bentley to Finally Retire Mulsanne's 6.75-Liter V8

Aug 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Believe it or not, the 6.75-liter V8 engine in the top-of-the-line Bentley Mulsanne has been in production since 1959. That is a very long production cycle no matter which way you look at it, but the latest industry reports indicate that the L Series engine may finally be put into retirement.... Read More

Shelby SuperCars Plan on Breaking Speed Records With Their Ultimate Aero XT

Aug 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  3 Comments

Most people may not be as familiar with the luxury cars of SSC as they are with, say, Bugatti – but maybe they should be. After all, SSC and Bugatti have been playing a game of cat-and-mouse with top speed records for years.... Read More

Lexus Joins America's Cup As Official Vehicle And Sustainability Partner

Aug 22, 2012  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari  |  3 Comments

Lexus has been one of the world's leading luxury auto brands for years, and more recently have decided to pair up with the world of competitive yacht racing by joining America's Cup as the event's Official Vehicle and Sustainability Partner.... Read More

After a Brief Revival Maybach Brand Falls Back Into Retirement

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  2 Comments

Back in the late 90s, each of the major German automakers came to the same conclusion: namely, that their existing luxury automobiles just weren’t luxurious enough. So rather than create larger, more exclusive models to top their existing fleets as their new flagships, each of these industrial giants sought to revitalize old, established luxury marques.... Read More

McLaren's Customized X-1 Supercar Channels Audrey Hepburn

Aug 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Whether it’s the original McLaren F1, the SLR it built for Mercedes-Benz, or the new MP4-12C, there’s little question that owning a McLaren supercar is a rare privilege. But even that wasn’t enough for one owner, who commissioned the British racing team turned automaker to build the bespoke supercar you see here.... Read More

Bugatti Presents Unique Veyron Vitesse at Pebble Beach

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

A company like Bugatti - and let's face it, there aren't many companies like Bugatti - allows its customers to choose the colors of just about every detail on the car. That results in an infinite permutation of color combinations, and means that not two Veyrons need ever be alike. Still, the Alsatian automaker revels in releasing one-of-a-kind special editions of its record-breaking supercar, and this is the latest.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Presents Exclusive Aviator Collection Phantom Coupe at Pebble Beach

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  3 Comments

While many luxury automakers have been making cars for decades – some for over a century – there are a number that have their roots in aviation. Spyker, Saab, Mitsubishi and BMW all started out in aerospace, but one name known as much today for its airplane engines as it is for its cars is Rolls-Royce.... Read More

BMW Unveils Zagato Roadster Concept at Pebble Beach

Aug 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Back in May, BMW wowed the crowds at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este (they were also title sponsors) by unveiling the stunning Zagato Coupe concept. A re-imagination of the Z4, the show car was designed along with Zagato, the famous Italian design house from which it takes its name.... Read More

2013 Cadillac ATS Rated Top Luxury Sedan

Aug 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

On the heels of Cadillac’s new advertising campaign for its ATS model, the results announced by Total Car Score in its comparison test of the 2013 Cadillac ATS will add to those efforts substantially. The new Cadillac ATS luxury sedan came out the top choice for 2013 entry-level luxury sedans in a three-car comparison with the BMW 3-Series and the Infiniti G models.... Read More

Vintage Car Collection at Pebble Beach RetroAuto

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

People are becoming more and more interested in all things vintage, an obsession that has enjoyed a long standing in the world of luxury automobiles. The older they are, the more fascinating the story and design. With so many events surrounding The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (including the many neat cars for auction, like Jay Leno's 2012 Fiat 500), you may want to reserve a few hours this weekend for their official RetroAuto 2012 show, which draws in thousands of guests every year and is a favorite attraction for many.... Read More

Range Rover Previews All-New Luxury SUV

Aug 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Luxury SUVs are all the rage these days - particularly in developing markets like China, Russia and the Middle East – with every automaker and its sister-company getting in on the action. Even exotic marques like Aston Martin, Maserati, Bentley and Lamborghini are working on high-end sport-utes of their own. But before they all started playing the game, there was really only one name in luxury off-roaders.... Read More

Jay Leno's 2012 Fiat 500 "Prima Edizione" Auctioned at Pebble Beach

Aug 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

With the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance happening right now, we've been seeing a lot of impressive luxury autos being auctioned off by the event's official auction house Gooding & Company. We most recently told you about George Clooney's Tesla Roadster and now we're adding Jay Leno's 2012 Fiat 500 "Prima Edizione" to the list of neat cars up for grabs at the world famous auto event.... Read More

Audi Announces Exclusive R8 Models for U.S. Market

Aug 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Luxury car brand Audi will create 2012 R8 models exclusively for the U.S. market. The company announced today that 50 Audi R8 vehicles will be produced, Twenty 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V8 vehicles and 30 2012 Exclusive Selection Edition R8 V10 vehicles will be bound for the USA. The Exclusive Selection Editions will arrive later this month.... Read More

Aston Martin's Vanquish Heads to Monterey's Automotive Week

Aug 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Aston Martin is one of the most sought after luxury car brands and their 2014 Vanquish model is setting the standard for their future. Boasting enhanced capabilities, a revised 6.0-liter V12 engine, carbon fiber body, and renowned VH architecture, the beautiful car is finally getting ready for its big American debut.... Read More

George Clooney Auctions His 2008 Tesla Roadster at Pebble Beach

Aug 3, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance's official auction house, Gooding & Company, will be auctioning off a very special 2008 Tesla "Signature 100" Roadster previously belonging to actor George Clooney. According to G&C, this groundbreaking roadster was the world's very first high-performance electric sports car when it debuted in 2008 and Clooney was personally invited to purchase the car number 0008 for himself.... Read More

Danville Tour d'Elegance Returns in September

Aug 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Danville Tour d’Elegance returns for its second running on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Legends of Racing, Heroes of Parkinson's is the theme for this year’s tour, as it honors three racecar drivers...... Read More

Lexus Taps Into "Laws of Attraction" for 2013 LS 460 Luxury Sedans

Jul 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Lexus unveiled their brand new 2013 LS 460 Luxury Sedans yesterday in San Francisco at the "Lexus Laws of Attraction" exhibit. Drawing in over 500 invited guests, the show was filled with famous faces and a look at the beautiful autos, including the LS 460, LS 460L, LS 600hL hybrid, and the very first LS 460 F Sport.... Read More

Rare Luxury Cars for Sale in the USA

Jul 30, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Here is look at some high-end supercars that are currently for sale across the United States. Each one of these cars is a special thoroughbred in the automotive world worthy of recognition, as these are at the head of the class in appearance, performance and luxury.... Read More

BMW and Husqvarna Motorcycles Announce the TR 650 Strada and Terra

Jul 27, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Ever since teaming up with luxury auto brand BMW in 2007, Husqvarna Motorcycle has strengthened their brand and innovative technological reach. With so much success in the realm of off-road racing bikes, like 82 World Championship titles, Husqvarna has decided to give their in-road bikes a boost with their new multi-terrain TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra models.... Read More

Land Rover Adventures Returns to Bring Excitement to Moab Desert

Jul 26, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

We tend to get sucked into luxury car ads, buying into all the possible adventures we can have in dangerous situations, knowing that in real life we'll probably just stick to the paved roads. With the return of its Adventures driving program, Land Rover is giving you the opportunity now to actually have those experiences yourself in their best off-road vehicles.... Read More

The Lamborghini Aventador is Transformed into the Carbonado "Black Diamond"

Jul 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Earlier this year we got a peak at Mansory's specially crafted Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4, lovingly penned Carbonado, at the Geneva Motor Show, but now they've released more information and photos of the stunning automobile.... Read More

Cadillac Experiments with Unique Ads For Their ATS Sedan

Jul 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Car ads are generally all the same: cue the dramatic music (maybe a rock tune for a more hipster-friendly model or something Beethoven-esque for a more conventional luxury car brand) paired with sweeping footage of a vehicle cruising along deserted roads with a possible voiceover telling you all about its impressive features and desirable leather interior. Cadillac has decided that it's not going to play that repetitive game...... Read More

1979 Porsche From Tom Cruise's "Risky Business" Set For Auction

Jul 18, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  2 Comments

Popular films and cars often go hand-in-hand, leaving impressions on viewers that last years, perhaps even a lifetime. "Risky Business" is such a film, with iconic scenes and an iconic Porsche, the latter of which seriously helped propel, then unknown actor, Tom Cruise into the star he is today. One of the three luxury sports cars that Cruise drove in the film is now up for auction in Hollywood, CA...... Read More

Mercedez-Benz 2013 New-Generation GL-Class Hits the Road

Jul 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The very first new-generation Mercedez-Benz 2013 GL-Class sport utility vehicles are being test-driven by U.S. Journalists this week and we're definitely jealous we weren't invited to try the luxury SUV out for ourselves. This new line marks some serious enhancements, including many new safety features, improved steering and handling, and cargo space flexible enough to fit your next Costco haul.... Read More

BMW Upgrades ConnectedDrive | Text-to-Speech and 3D City Models

Jul 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

BMW has been announcing a lot of new changes lately, especially Nuance's Dragon Drive! being included in some of their luxury cars, and have now announced a pretty nice array of gadget changes and upgrades on their ConnectedDrive infotainment system.... Read More

Classic Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auctioned For Record Breaking $7.1 Million

Jul 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Rolls-Royce has been one of the world's top luxury car companies since its beginning in 1904, and in 1906 they released the 40/50hp Silver Ghost model. The car soon became one of the finest luxury automobiles in the world, recognized by its ruggedness, quality, power, and reliability. Now, some lucky anonymous buyer is a proud owner of the model, having outbid everyone else at a record-breaking auction put on by Bonhams on June 29, 2012. The classic vehicle sold for $7.1 million, making it the most expensive Rolls-Royce ever sold at an auction.... Read More

McLaren Welcomes the MP4-12C Spider to Their Luxury Car Family

Jul 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore  |  1 Comment

While you probably already have the first McLaren MP4-12C model sitting in your driveway, you might want to consider adding the newest convertible version, the 12C Spider, to your luxury car collection. It was just announced that the Spider will be available to order from McLaren dealerships worldwide for delivery in November. It gives customers enough time to slap a big red bow on top and have a Christmas car commercial moment—or maybe you'd rather pick one up because you deserve to treat yourself every now and then.... Read More

Ferrari Auction Raises Over $2 Million for Earthquake Victims in Italy

Jun 26, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

An online auction held by Ferrari on its Website raised more than €1.8 million for the victims of the two major earthquakes that struck Northern Italy in the Emilia-Romagna region last May. The epicenter was between Finale Emilia and San Felice sul Panaro, which is approximately 22 miles north of Bologna.... Read More

Russell Dale Phelon's Personal Car Collection Up For Auction

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Iron Horse Auction Company, Inc. has announced that it will be holding the auction of the late Russell Dale Phelon's personal racing equipment. Phelon Motorsports specializes in vintage car restoration, racing, and maintenance, and has been a name in NASCAR for years. Upon Phelon's passing, Phelon Motorsports has had to close his race shop, Phelon Motorsport Services, and have decided that making his entire collection available is a great way to carry on his legacy. After all, the vintage cars in Phelon's collection certainly deserve to be taken care of and now luxury car aficionados everywhere will have their chance.... Read More

BMW i3 Concept Car Built for Eco-Friendly Urban Living

Jun 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Environmentally safe, “green” technology seems to have found a place in almost every niche imaginable, from homes and clothing to electronics and luxury automobiles. European company BMW is no different. Recently the company launched a new concept car designed to appeal to urban drivers. The i3 concept, runs completely on... Read More

1927 Mercedes-Benz To Be Auctioned at Bonhams Goodwill Revival

Jun 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

A 1927 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 'S' Type Sports Tourer will go to auction at the upcoming Bonhams at Goodwood Revival on Saturday, September 15, 2012. According to Bonhams, this is one of the greatest and most important motorcar finds of the last decade.... Read More

Aston Martin Unveils 2014 AM 310 Vanquish

Jun 21, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  5 Comments

Having been founded in 1913, Aston Martin has worked hard to become the world's premiere luxury car company and with the release of their new sports car, Vanquish, they're pushing themselves even further. The 2014 AM 310 Vanquish, with its upgraded aspirated 6.0-litre V12 engine and sleek design, is a car James Bond himself would feel lucky to drive.... Read More

Bentley's Continental GT Speed is its Fastest Production Model Ever

Jun 20, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  3 Comments

The news from Crewe, England this week from Bentley Motors is that its new Continental GT Speed, which is forthcoming in October 2012, will be the luxury car maker’s fastest production model ever. An upgrade to Bentley’s 6.0-liter, 48-valve, four-cam, twin-turbocharged W12 engine enables acceleration from zero to 60 mph in four seconds and a top speed of 205 mph.... Read More

Audi's Hybrid R18 e-tron quattro Wins Le Mans 24 Hours

Jun 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Approximately 200,000 spectators, in Ingolstadt, saw the Audi Sport Team Joest take first place at the 80th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Four Audi R18 models, including the R18 e-tron quattro, a diesel-hybrid car, finished first, second, third, and fifth, respectively.... Read More

2012 Vilner Custom BMW F 800 R Predator is Ready For Action

Jun 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  2 Comments

If you aren't pleased with the mass-produced base BMW F800 R bike in your garage, why not just hire Vilner, a big name in luxury automotives and motorcycles, to custom build one to your liking? That's exactly what a wealthy Russian businessman did. The eccentric client has one of the biggest and varied bike collections in Bulgaria and when he decided that his BMW model didn't have the aggressive predator edge he wanted, he had his own built.... Read More

New Porsche Pavilion Opens at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

Jun 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Top board members of both Volkswagen and Porsche attended the grand opening of the new Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. They were among the 200 invited guests in attendance at one of the world’s most popular automotive theme-park destinations.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Unveils Phantom Series II at New Showrooms in New York

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  2 Comments

Rolls-Royce had many things to celebrate in Jericho, New York earlier this month when it officially opened Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Long Island, which is now the brand’s largest showroom in North America. The Long Island-based facility, whlich spans more than 9,200 square feet, was the ideal place to unveil the luxury car company’s latest model: the 2013 Phantom Series II... Read More

Audi Offers Custom Auto Features With quattro GmbH

Jun 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The demand for bespoke luxury automobiles is rising as affluent consumers are personalizing their vehicles with special options and upgrades. The custom process provides the opportunity to customize a car’s interior, exterior, and performance.... Read More

Porsche Spyder 918 Concept Draws From Historical Racing Traditions

Jun 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Porsche, maker of some of the best luxury cars in the world, are highly anticipating the release of the Porsche 918 Spyder now that the initial prototypes have been recently completed. The new model hopes to remind drivers of the company’s historical racing routes, and draws inspiration... Read More

Mercedes Benz Announces 2013 SLS AMG GT

Jun 6, 2012  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  3 Comments

Mercedes-Benz has always been on the forefront of luxury vehicles that combine sophistication with maximum power, and their new 2013 SLS AMG GT is no different. With a top speed of 197 mph, the new SLS AMG GT is an enhanced machine that highly elevates the driving experience. Being released as a Coupé and a Roadster, the SLS AMG GT will be made available in mid-November 2012.... Read More

The MINI John Cooper Works GP Proves to Be the Sportiest MINI Ever

Jun 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

In mid-May, MINI United 2012, the biennial owners convention/festival that occurs in a different part of Europe or the United Kingdom every two years, attracted more than 30,000 MINI fans from 50 different countries—some even driving their MINIs as far as 6,490 km (4,032 miles) from the outer reaches of Russia to attend the event (or from Munich, Germany, as in my case).... Read More

The Maverick Flying Car Rises Above It All

May 30, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

This incredible flying car is the Maverick, an obviously eclectic vehicle that is FAA-certified as an S-LSA, which means that it is classified as a special, light sport aircraft. As an automobile, it can be driven on any public road in the United States, as the manufacturer reports that a “number of Mavericks” already are licensed and legal in Florida.... Read More

Alive Driving By Jaguar Takes Guests On A Thrill Ride

May 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Victor and Mary   |  2 Comments

See yourself commanding a vehicle of precision and grace, one with relentless style, never failing to awe. Then see yourself on a race course, testing the car's speed and performance, against even the toughest terrains...the Jaguar Alive Driving Experience, an interactive test-drive tour, introduces their elite 2013 models and satisfies one’s need for speed by asking, “How alive are you?”... Read More

The Goodwood Festival of Speed Races into London

May 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is going to be the place this summer to see the latest and fastest supercars from around the globe. Some 180,000 motoring enthusiasts are expected to turn up to what is the largest motoring garden party in the world. It’s a unique summer weekend that brings together an impossibly heady mix of cars, stars and motor sport 'royalty.'... Read More

Audi at Le Mans in France |Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts

May 22, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury car maker Audi chronicles its winning race team’s efforts at the 24-hour Le Mans race in France. The film, which debuted nationwide on Speed TV in early May, is the third of a trilogy of films documenting the Audi sports teams and the U.S. Ski team’s pursuit of excellence.... Read More

Meet the 100 MPH, All-Electric Brammo Empulse Motorcycle

May 21, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Brammo Empulse all-electric motorcycle, which was introduced earlier this month, is the first model that the Oregon-based manufacturer plans for mass-market production. The Empulse sports motorcycle uses the same charging stations that are used by the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf.... Read More

Lotus Type 56 Turbine Indy Car Going to Auction in Monterey

May 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

Built for the 1968 Indy 500, the Lotus Type 56 isn't your average vintage race car, if there is such a thing. It's a Pratt and Whitney turbine-powered, all-wheel drive racer once piloted by Graham Hill, and owned by Richard Petty—yep, The King.... Read More

Watch Marisa Miller's Sexy Buick Commercial and Go Behind the Scenes

May 15, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Marissa Miller could look sexy doing just about anything, so talking about luxury cars should be no exception. She is the newest celebrity to endorse Buick, following in the footsteps on Shaquille O’Neal and actor Ving Rhames.... Read More

The Latest Luxury Car Videos

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  3 Comments

The automotive industry is pumping out videos at lightning speed and it can be difficult to keep up with them. Whether you are a car junkie, on the lookout for your next ride, or simply have a healthy respect for luxury vehicles, there is an inarguable entertainment factor that can suck you right in and leave you wanting more.... Read More

Bugatti Veyron Brown Carbon & Aluminum Honors Sports Car Tradition

May 11, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Bugatti, famed Italian luxury car company has recently released the 2012 >Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Brown Carbon Fiber and Aluminum. The beautifully designed vehicle combines racing prowess with a refined design. The two-tone color scheme was chosen as a nod to 1920’s and 1930’s tradition, symbolizing the greatness the Bugatti family legacy has lent to sports car history.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Ghost Six Senses Concept From The Beijing Auto Show

May 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson

No, this Rolls doesn't see dead people. It's a Ghost that sees people wrapped in even more bespoke richness than the usual uber-sedan.... Read More

Jaguar Expands Performance Driving Academy in U.S.

May 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  2 Comments

First launched in 2009 for buyers of the XFR and XKR, Jaguar's Performance Driving Academy is now open to all Jaguar owners and other driving enthusiasts, too. Two different courses, Basic and Advanced, will be offered at four different tracks this year.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz USA Reports Best April Sales on Record

May 8, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-Benz USA reported that its April 2012 sales are the company’s highest April sales on record. The 22,336 vehicles sold is a 23.8 percent increase over April 2011. The luxury automaker’s 83,849 vehicles sold through the first one-third of 2012 is a 17.5-percent increase over April 2011's report.... Read More

Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette Fetches Sky-High Bids

May 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

The first man to have ever stepped foot on the moon is setting sky-high records again with his 1967 Corvette, which is up for auction on eBay. Astronaut Neil Armstrong’s vehicle hasn’t been driven for almost thirty years but received closing bids on Thursday at a quarter of a million dollars. The car has only had three owners and is still in possession of the original General Motors Protect-O-Plate as well as the 427 cubic-inch L36 V8 engine, both of which are considered very valuable for serious car collectors.... Read More

Ultra-Exclusive Lamborghini Reventón Supercar Goes on Sale in London

May 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver  |  2 Comments

One of the world’s rarest supercars on the planet, the ultra-exclusive Lamborghini Reventón supercar, will be featured in an exclusive H&H Classics sale being held at London’s Motorexpo this summer.... Read More

Six-Figure 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate Shows Passengers Extra Attention

Apr 25, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The 2013 Jaguar XJ Ultimate models will be available in U.S. dealers' showrooms in late 2012. Only 30 of the vehicles with the ultimate in handcrafted interiors will be sent to the United States. The base price of the new ultra-luxury sedan with a 510-horspower, 5.0-liter engine and a new eight-speed transmission will be $155,000.... Read More

Range Rover Evoque Edition Debuted by Victoria Beckham and Land Rover

Apr 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza  |  1 Comment

Land Rover and fashion icon Victoria Beckham unveiled the exclusive new Range Rover Evoque Special Edition at the 2012 Beijing Automobile Show on April 22nd. Victoria Beckham, who was the winner of the Designer Grand of the Year award at the 2011 British Fashion Awards, collaborated with Land Rover Design and Gerry McGovern to create this luxury vehicle, which boasts custom, hand-finished details and a “His and Her” luggage set, among many other bespoke additions.... Read More

Bentley Shows GTC 6.0 Liter W12 at Beijing International Auto Show, Debuts New SUV

Apr 23, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Power and performance have joined prominence when discussions of Bentley Motors are tabled these days. The four-seat luxury convertible is deftly deluxe with a handcrafted interior of exotic wood veneers, supple leather hides, and deep-pile carpets. The vehicle currently is being shown at the 2012 Beijing... Read More

L'Or Blanc Edition Bugatti Veyron Hits the Streets of Paris

Apr 23, 2012  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

It's one thing to see an exotic automobile on display at an international auto show; but when that same vehicle is spotted on the streets of Paris, well, people get excited to say the least. A one-off custom-built L'Or Blanc edition Bugatti Veyron was spotted last Friday at the Plaza Athenee Hotel on the Avenue Montaigne in Paris, according to MSN. Photographers from as far as England and Germany reportedly made the trip hoping to capture a shot of the porcelain beauty priced at more than $2.5 million.... Read More

Audi Acquires Ducati | Plans First North American Plant

Apr 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Audi AG is acquiring Italian sports motorcycle manufacturer Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A. from Invest Industrial Group. The supervisory boards of both companies have approved the acquisition. Ducati becomes the luxury automaker’s “third pillar” in northern Italy along with Lamborghini and Italdesign Giugiaro.... Read More

Ride in High Style Inside Becker Automotive Design's Luxury Vans

Apr 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

These outwardly sedate vans with wildly elaborate interiors are the work of Becker Automotive Design. These vehicles with masterfully refurbished innards are the Becker Mercedes-Benz Sprinter JetVan and the Becker Executive Cadillac Escalade ESV. The designing firm of these lavish vans, Becker Automotive Design, is an approved builder of vans for Mercedes-Benz. The vehicles interior is a conference room by day and the ultimate mobile play station by night. Each of the options available feature sophisticated electronics packages that include access to wireless Internet, integrated entertainment systems, and contemporary communication devices.... Read More

Bentley Joins Forces With St. Regis & The Luxury Collection

Apr 17, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

Bastion of bespoke British luxury, Bentley Motors has announced a cool new partnership with St. Regis and The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, the five-star brands owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, a perfect pairing of our favorite luxury cars and hotels.... Read More

Infiniti LE Concept Charges on to Luxury Auto Market

Apr 9, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

It was an electrifying moment in the automotive industry last Thursday when the Infiniti LE Concept made its official debut to the media a day prior to the kickoff of New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) being held at the Jacob Javits Center.... Read More

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel Debuts In U.S., Priced From $55,750

Apr 4, 2012  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  1 Comment

While the whole 2013 Porsche Cayenne range gets a set of small updates, it's the new model that's wagging tongues: the diesel. It's been on the market in Europe since 2009, but today, it's making its way to the U.S., though it won't arrive in showrooms until September.... Read More

2014 Lexus GS F Rumors Build As Planning Chief Talks

Mar 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  2 Comments

The idea of a super-sporty Lexus GS F, built after the model of the IS F but on the new 2013 Lexus GS platform, is nothing new—rumors have circulated for at least half a year now. But they may have more substance than previously thought.... Read More

Custom Chrysler 300S by John Varvatos to be Auctioned for Charity

Mar 15, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

John Varvatos, one of the hottest menswear designers in America, has put his personal stamp on a new icon of American style — the Chrysler 300S — in support of his favorite charity. The one-of-a-kind vehicle is being auctioned off to benefit Stuart House, an organization dedicated to serving and protecting victims of childhood abuse. Varvatos and Chrysler collaborated on the custom car project for the worthy cause with online charity auction house Charitybuzz.com, offering bidders worldwide the chance to win the stylish wheels.... Read More

Lexus #1 in Customer Satisfaction Luxury Sector per J.D. Power & Associates

Mar 14, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

For the fourth consecutive year, customer satisfaction with dealer service ranked highest among Lexus owners in the luxury sector per the J.D. Powers & Associates 2012 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study released today. The deluxe automaker had the highest CSI ranking of both the luxury and the mass-market automotive brands with a score of 861 on a 1,000-point scale.... Read More

Bonhams to Auction Ettore Bugatti's Personal Bugatti

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

At Bonhams’ annual sale during the UK’s famous Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 29, the London-based auction house will offer a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C formerly owned by Ettore Bugatti, who founded the legendary marque bearing his name in 1909. The stunning vehicle, which is expected to fetch over $1.5 million, is fitted with several bespoke features and is believed to have been one of the very last to be designed by Ettore’s eldest son Jean Bugatti, who produced some of the firm’s most iconic cars.... Read More

Dick Burdick Classic Car Collection Sells at Auction for $4.83 Million

Mar 12, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Classic-car auction house Dan Kruse Classics recently auctioned the Dick Burdick collection from the Central Texas Auto Museum for $4.83 million. The auction, which took place March 3, 2012, in Smithville, Texas, was the first time that the entire Burdick collection of automobiles was made available for sale.... Read More

Hybrid 911 Possible, Hints Porsche, But Not Until We Have To

Mar 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Nelson Ireson  |  2 Comments

As the maker of the first racing hybrid that would do serious business on the track — courtesy of an F1-style kinetic energy recovery system — Porsche is no stranger to the idea of high-performance hybrids. But the brand, under then-CEO Michael Macht, has said as recently as 2010, that it won't build a hybrid 911. Things have changed. Somewhat.... Read More

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Debuts at Geneva Motor Show

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

The world’s most powerful roadster will make its debut this week at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show, as the world meets the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The new roadster’s 7.9-liter W16 engine has a maximum output of 1,200 horsepower and accelerates from zero to 62 mph in a mind-boggling 2.6 seconds will be formally be introduced at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show.... Read More

Lamborghini's $2.7 Million Aventador J Arrives at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The doors to the 82nd Geneva Motor Show haven't even opened to the public yet, but the Lamborghini Aventador J is already making quite a scene in front of the press.... Read More

Lexus Tops J.D. Power & Associates Dependability Survey

Feb 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

On Wednesday, J.D. Power & Associates released a dependability survey which polled over 30,000 car owners of vehicles with model years from 2009. Toyota’s Lexus, known for having some the best luxury sedans, came out on top as the most reliable after three years of ownership. But while Toyota Motor led the pack with the fewest complaints, many of the other industry leaders such as Ford and General Motors showed marked improvement as well.... Read More

Bentley Roars Into Aspen Fashion Week as Presenting Partner

Feb 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

Four years ago when Aspen Fashion Week started as an added attraction at the famously ritzy winter resort, it was hard to tell whether it would snag a permanent place in the coveted style calendar.... Read More

2013 Lexus GS | A Leader in Design, Performance & Technology

Feb 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Christina Stewart  |  1 Comment

Among the nine upgraded Lexus models set to debut in 2012, the dramatically enhanced GS range includes three of the year's exceptional standouts. The latest lineup presents an exciting new direction for the luxury brand, positioning Lexus as an industry leader.... Read More

Limited Edition Audi 2012 R8 GT Spyder MSRP at $210K

Feb 2, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury automaker Audi this week announced an MSRP of $210,000 for its limited edition 2012 R8 GT Spyder. A total of 330 vehicles will be made worldwide. Each of the cars will be specially numbered on the gearshift. Fifty are designated for the United States and delivery of the R8 GT Spyder begins this month.... Read More

Bentley and Zai Make a Scene in Gstaad, Switzerland

Jan 31, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Storied British sports luxury marque Bentley celebrated its partnership with ultra high-end ski maker Zai over a weekend in Gstaad, Switzerland, showcasing the commitment to craftsmanship, ultimate performance and uncompromising attention to detail that characterizes the two brands.... Read More

1957 Ferrari 410 Superamerica Coupe Expected to Sell For $2 Million+

Jan 18, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

This year’s running of RM Auctions’ Automobiles of Arizona features six vintage automobiles with pre-auction, high-end sales estimates of more than $1 million. The annual event, which is held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, is a two-day affair that draws significant attention from both enthusiasts and collectors worldwide. The auction begins on the evening of January 19, at 9 p.m. Eastern time. The second session opens the next day at 10 a.m. Eastern time.... Read More

Copley Motorcars Offers Rare 1958 Ferrari for $3.6 Million

Jan 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

"If Sophia Loren were a car, she would be a Ferrari 250 GT Series I Cabriolet," Bill Warner, chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, once told Motor Trend Classic, which placed the vehicle in among the top ten Ferraris of all time. "It represents the most elegant open-air Ferrari ever manufactured. You’d be hard-pressed to find two alike, but each [is] an exquisite design."... Read More

Patrick Dempsey to Race Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in North American Debut

Jan 10, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A lot of tough-guy Hollywood actors would like to think of themselves as the new Steve McQueen. Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is the real thing, however. The handsome star has a collection of cool sports cars and an impressive list of motor racing credits to add to his cinematic ones.... Read More

Bentley Motors' Sales in 2011 Up 37% Worldwide | U.S. and China Top Markets

Jan 4, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Bentley Motors reports that worldwide it sold 7,003 of its automobiles in 2011. That is a 37-percent increase over its 2010 sales report. The models leading the way for the UK-based, luxury automaker are the Continental GT coupe and the firm’s flagship model, the Mulsanne.... Read More

 
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