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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

 
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