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$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

 
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