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Lexus Opens the Door With New RC Coupe

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Lexus has had a spotty history with two-door models. Crossovers, sedans, hybrids...sure, but its coupes have been touch and go. The original SC was beloved by many over the course of its nine years of production between 1991 and 2000, but was followed by a much heavier hardtop convertible.... Read More

Is This Futuristic BMW i8 LCD Key Too Good To Be True?

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

LCD displays are used pretty much everywhere now, from home thermostats to refrigerators, but the only place they haven't really been utilized much is in car keys. You may find high resolution displays inside your luxury car, but the key to get in has remained pretty standard. Until now, that is.... Read More

Rare Ferrari and Talbot-Lago Headline Multi-Million-Dollar Manhattan Auction

Dec 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you've been looking at the ever-climbing prices being paid at auction for collector automobiles and wonder when values will begin to peak, we don't know what to tell you except that they haven't yet. Case in point, the Art of the Automobile event held by RM Auctions and Sotheby's in Manhattan — the first such auction to be held in New York for over a decade. ... Read More

Venturi Automobiles Partners With Leonardo DiCaprio for Formula E Electric Racecar Team

Dec 18, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Racers, please charge up your engines!  Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined forces with electric vehicle manufacturer Venturi Automobiles to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship. ... Read More

Audi Raises Its Profile With Nanuk Quattro Concept

Dec 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Recycling has become something of a buzz word among the environmentally conscious, and that's even filtered down to cars, which are being made more and more of recycled and recyclable materials. But this is another kind of automotive recycling — one that's far more exciting.... Read More

Voxan Motors Unveils "Most Powerful Electric Motorcycle In the World"

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan introduced the Wattman, which it claims is the "most powerful electric motorcycle in the world," at the Paris Motorcycle Show on December 2. The Wattman is a big, beefy hulk of a machine, measuring 7.7 feet long and weighing in at 772 pounds. Its 200-horsepower motor can accelerate  from 0-100mph in 5.9 seconds, with a top speed of 106mph. ... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Flagship S65 AMG With Twin-Turbo V12 Power

Dec 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Mercedes-Benz may have shut down the Maybach brand, but that doesn't mean it won't offer immensely prestigious and powerful luxury sedans. Its strategy now revolves around the new S-Class, which it will offer in numerous bodystyles, whee... Read More

Wrecked Ferrari Sells for $250k as Objet Trouvé in Paris

Dec 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Ferraris are constantly fetching ever-escalating prices. A 250 LM from 1964 recently sold for $14 million. Before that, a 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder of 1967 vintage sold for $27.5 million. And a 250 GTO was said to have traded hands at $52 million. A p... Read More

Portuguese Carpenter Gives the Vespa 98 a Wooden Makeover For His Daughter

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

Smooth polished wood tends to make every design better, don't you think? Oftentimes someone will have a great idea for the medium, but rarely do we actually get to see them through to fruition. ... Read More

Porsche Goes One Size Down with New Macan Crossover

Dec 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

You may still think of Porsche as a manufacturer of sportscars and indeed, with model lines like the Boxster, Cayman, 911 and 918 Spyder, it principally is. But it has long since expanded from two-door models to include other bodystyles in an effort to reach a broader market.... Read More

Porsche Unveils Two New Sports Cars at Auto Guangzhou 2013 Show

Dec 4, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Porsche unveiled two new sports cars. the 918 Spyder and the 911 Turbo S, at the recent Auto Guangzhou show in China, where the theme was "Lead the Trend, Steer the Future.” Since China is the second-largest Porsche market worldwide, with 30,406 cars sold there in the first 10 months of 2013 alone, holding the revealing there seems like a logical decision.... Read More

Cadillac Defends Its Turf With All-New 2015 Escalade

Dec 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

When Cadillac hit the market with the first Escalade in 1999, there weren't nearly as many luxury SUVs as there are on the road today. But a lot has changed in the past decade and a half, prompting General Motors to go back to the drawing board and come up with the answer you see here. ... Read More

Audi Announces New Lineup of Entry-Level Luxury Compact Cars

Nov 29, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Audi of America is ramping up its efforts to build long-term customer loyalty with the millennial crowd with the introduction of a new line of technologically advanced, premium compact automobiles for the entry-level luxury market: the A3 and S3 sedans, and the A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sportback.... Read More

Filson Introduces $130k AEV Brute Double Cab Jeep for the Extreme Sportsman

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Seattle-based luxury outdoors outfitter Filson, in conjunction with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), recently launched a Jeep, which is reminiscent of a Russian nesting doll. This is a car within a vehicle within an automobile. It is only enigmatic until seen, then it is just mind-boggling — but in a good way.  ... Read More

Bahamas Speed Week Returns to Nassau with Expanded Schedule

Nov 26, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The third annual Bahamas Speed Week Revival (December 4-8) returns to Nassau and will feature an expanded schedule this year. There will be an All-Comers race for classic vehicles, an Austin Healy race, and a Formula Junior race. These events are the first races to be held on the island in nearly 50 years. Five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell will be the featured headliner of this year’s Speed Week. Bell, who participated in both previous revivals, will be driving an Audi R8 Spyder.... Read More

Alfa Romeo Rolls Out a Lightweight $12K Bicycle to Match its 4C Series

Nov 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Alfa Romeo recently rolled out the 4C, a dynamic new sports car with a power-to-weight ratio that's crucially higher than many exotic sports cars costing 10 times as much. The key was keeping weight down with materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, while boosting power from its compact 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.... Read More

Tanom Motors to Debut the Invader Model R High-Performance Trike in 2014

Nov 19, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Tanom Motors will introduce its newest three-wheeler trike, the Invader Model R, in 2014. The addition adds to the company’s cache of high-performance reverse trikes, joining the Invader TC-3 coupe and the TR-3 Roadster. All three models are fusions of a motorcycle and an automobile, according to the marketing crew at Tanom. ... Read More

1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3 Given a Daredevil Vilner Makeover

Nov 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Surprise! Vilner's done it again and tricked out another car, and this time it's a 1976 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C3. Always careful to maintain the original model's classic lines (in this case, it's a muscle car), the customization brand gave the Stingray an updated engine, a new paint job, and a brand new luxurious interior.... Read More

Airstream's New Mercedes-Benz $146k Interstate Makes First Appearance at Los Angeles Auto Show

Nov 14, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Airstreams have seen a rebirth of cool — no longer are they reserved for grandparents and trailer parks. They've been given a luxury makeover and new models are cropping up all over the place, including Airstream's new Interstate model, which is making its very first appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show (November 20-21).... Read More

Don't Get Caught In the Rain In Lamborghini's New $4.5M Veneno Roadster

Nov 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Driving a Lamborghini is not a poor man's pursuit. In fact there are few ways you can flaunt your wealth more emphatically than driving around in one of Sant'Agata's finest. But even among Lamborghinis, some are more expensive and exclusive than others. A new Gallardo, for example, will set you back around $200k, give or take, depending on which version you pick. An Aventador runs for nearly twice that at around $400k. But this latest model eclipses them both.... Read More

Infiniti Reaches Out to the Younger Luxury Buyer with the Q30 Concept

Nov 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Earlier this year, Infiniti shook up its naming scheme. The G Sedan became the Q50. The G coupe and convertible were renamed Q60, and the M sedan became Q70. What you're looking at here, however, is the Q30.... Read More

$90k Ducati 1199 Superleggera is the Ultimate Superbike

Nov 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Want to know what the ultimate motorcycle is? You're looking at it: the new limited-edition Ducati 1199 Superleggera. The Italian motorcycle company has started with its 1199 Panigale sport bike and upgraded everything. The frame has been replaced with a magnesium monocoque, the body panels and rear subframe with carbon fiber, and the exhaust and bolts with titanium.... Read More

1964 Ferrari 250 GTO Sells for Record $52M

Nov 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

How much is too much to spend on a car? $100k? $500k? A million? Try $52M on for size. That's how much the latest record-breaking car is said to have sold for. Of course, the car in question is not just any car: it's a Ferrari 250 GTO, one of the most highly covered automobiles ever made.... Read More

BMW Individual Crafts Sterling Edition 760Li with Robbe & Berking

Oct 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Silver may be one of the most popular colors for cars these days, with most automakers offering several shades, but few of them are actually made with real silver. That's where the latest product from BMW Individual Manufaktur stands apart. The Bavarian automaker's personalization department has teamed up with German silversmiths Robbe & Berking to produce the 760Li Sterling Edition.... Read More

Vespa Unveils Brand New Luxury 946 Model

Oct 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The new luxury Vespa 946 is officially unveiled today and judging by the photos, this just may have to be added to my holiday wish list. Vespa USA, the North American importer for Piaggio Group's Vespa brand, made the introduction after more than six years of waiting.... Read More

Play God With Infiniti's Exciting New Interactive Campaign Video

Oct 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Infiniti has taken advertising to the next level by unveiling their newest interactive campaign, called Infiniti Deja View, earlier today. The video is advertising the 2014 Infiniti Q50, but that's not the cool part. The real cool part is the fact that the three-part video is responsive to your voice. ... Read More

Jaguar Powers Into New Territory with C-X17 Crossover Concept

Oct 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

These days any luxury automaker worth its plush leather has to have a crossover utility vehicle. Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Porsche have embraced the high-riding body-style. As have Lexus, Acura and Infiniti. Even Bentley, Lamborghini and Maserati are getting in on the action. Sisters as it is with Land Rover, producers of the quintessential luxury SUV, Jaguar might have gotten away without one, but now even the Leaping Cat marque is preparing to launch a crossover of its own. And to that end, it has showcased the C-X17 concept.... Read More

Driving the New Rolls-Royce Wraith: A Vienna Waltz of Luxury, Speed & Passion

Oct 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

2014 will be a banner year in at least one respect — it marks the 110th anniversary of the partnership formed by a certain mechanical engineer and an aristocratic car enthusiast in Manchester, England. When Henry Royce and the Honourable Charles Stewart Rolls first joined forces they no doubt knew they were destined for greatness, though even they can hardly have imagined their impact on history. ... Read More

Ultra-Rare $12M 1964 250 LM Ferrari Set for NYC Auction

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

One of the world’s most expensive and exclusive racing Ferraris will be auctioned off right in the middle of New York City in November, where it is expected to bring in up to $12 million. RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, secured the vehicle for its Art of the Automobile auction on November 21. ... Read More

Ferrari Reveals New 458 Speciale in Frankfurt

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Having trouble choosing between a Ferrari 458 Italia and its convertible counterpart, the 458 Spider? First-world problems, we know, but let us make the decision a little simpler. Or more complicated. Feast your eyes on the new 458 Speciale.... Read More

Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna Give the Quattroporte Even More Italian Style

Oct 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are few things in life that can quite match the elegance of Italian style. Brands like Maserati and Ermenegildo Zegna have it in spades, but now the two are teaming up to give the Quattroporte — arguably the most luxurious automobile ever to emerge from Italy — even more class.... Read More

Cruising the Pacific Coast Highway in the Incredible New Bentley Flying Spur

Sep 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The temperature was a cool 65 degrees and the mist lay curled around the peninsula as we pulled on our driving gloves outside the posh Inn at Spanish Bay on Pebble Beach’s legendary 17-mile drive. The soft lambskin olive green gloves, purchased at a century-old leather shop in Florence, just happened to contrast perfectly with the plum Bentley Flying Spur we'd be driving down to Los Angeles.... Read More

Rarest of Luxury Autos on Auction at Formula 1 Grand Prix Weekend

Sep 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Motostalgia, known as one of the world's best auto auction companies in the world, is gearing up for their biggest and most valuable sale yet: The Motostalgia Auction d’Elegance. Preparing 75 of the finest and most sought after vehicles ever made, the event will take place on November 16 during the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix weekend in Austin.... Read More

Show Your Lamborghini Loyalty With This $8K Murcielago LP670-4 SV Desk

Sep 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Whether you have a Lamborghini sitting in your garage or not, this strange table is certainly a unique way to show everyone your allegiance to the famed Italian auto brand. Sold through Design Epicentrum, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV desk is a replication of the SV's nose, complete with tires and headlights.... Read More

Zac Posen and Thom Browne Custom Design Infiniti Q50's for Exclusive Gilt Sale

Sep 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The unique online shopping experience Gilt has joined forces with auto brand Infiniti to offer customers a pair of new 2014 Q50 luxury sports sedans. What makes these two cars special though is that one was designed by Thom Browne and the other by Zac Posen. The Q50's will be sold on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET through Gilt, which will also give each buyer $10K of shopping credit and a style consultation.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Announces Pricing and Features for All-New 2014 S-Class

Sep 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-Benz’s flagship S-Class will have a starting MSRP of $92,900 in the 2014 model year, a price/value improvement of 2.8 percent compared to the 2013 model. The 2014 S-Class is all new and includes luxury amenities, such as heated armrests [...]... Read More

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Debuts at Monterey Classic Car Week

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Our friends over at Bader TV shared with us this great video starring the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Making its debut at the 2013 Monterey Classic Car Week in Marina, CA, the Stingray showed off its triple threat design [...]... Read More

Porsche Debuts 918 Spyder By Speeding Around the Nürburgring Track

Sep 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Porsche 918 Spyder was just unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and wowed all when it sped around the Nürburgring track in just six minutes and 57 seconds. According to MSN and Porsche, the auto — driven by Marc Lieb — was 14 seconds faster than the previous record for a street-legal car.... Read More

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With $2,500 Collector's Edition The Ferrari Book

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

teNeues is offering a Collector's Edition of their upcoming The Ferrari Book, which is slated for an October publication date. Filled with stunning auto photography, the book tells the impressive history of the Italian brand — from their beginnings in 1947 to their current status as one of the world's top luxury names.... Read More

Design Sebastian Vettel's Formula 1 Helmet for the US Grand Prix

Sep 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like every month Formula 1 is doing something new, rapidly developing roots in the U.S. in new and exciting ways. This time, Infiniti is doing the promoting for them, offering an exclusive competition that allows one lucky winner to design Sebastian Vettel's helmet for the U.S. Grand Prix.... Read More

Vilner Triples the Worth of a Mitsubishi Pajero

Sep 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

You should already know who Vilner is by now, especially if you consider yourself somewhat of an expert on luxury aftermarket specialists. Time after time, wealthy car and motorbike enthusiasts approach Vilner with a very specific request to transform an already impressive machine into something even better.... Read More

Spyker Showcases B6 Venator Spyder at Pebble Beach

Aug 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Spyker is on the rebound. Holland's boutique automaker tried and failed at running its own Formula One team and then at taking over Saab from General Motors, but now it's back where it belongs, focusing on producing some of the most intricately bejeweled sportscars on the market.... Read More

Hyundai Equus Receives Top Billing in Luxury Car Category from AutoPacific

Aug 28, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Hyundai Equus is the winner of the 2013 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in the Luxury Car category. The Lexus LS, Lexus GS, Cadillac XTS, Audi A6 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class were all in the competition for the annual awards presented by AutoPacific, a market research and product-consulting company in the automotive industry.... Read More

Ferrari 275 NART Spyder Sells for Record $27.5 Million at Pebble Beach

Aug 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Seeing a Ferrari on the road is a rare treat. All the more so when it's a convertible. But most of the Prancing Horse marque's convertibles are powered by V8 engines, leaving V12-powered Ferrari convertibles as something of a rarity.... Read More

Go Camping in Steve McQueen's 1952 Chevy 3800 Pickup

Aug 26, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Very few men define an era like Steve McQueen. With hit movies like Bullet and TV shows like Wanted: Dead Or Alive standing the test of time, McQueen is still “The King Of Cool.” Known for performing his own stunts and taking off like a rocket in some of the most iconic cars and motorcycles (like the Fast Back Mustang in Bullet and his famous Indian Motorcycle), the action star was a man among boys.... Read More

Mercedes Expands Crossover Portfolio With New Compact GLA-Class

Aug 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Luxury used to mean big. The bigger the car, the more luxurious. But upscale customers these days are demanding smaller packages that don't skimp on the luxury accoutrements, and few are as keenly aware of that as Mercedes-Benz.... Read More

Mercedes-AMG and Aston Martin Form Future Technical Partnership

Aug 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Mercedes-AMG GmbH and Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. intend to enter a technical partnership. The two firms signed a letter of intent last month, with elements of the proposal involving agreements between the companies that will hopefully begin during the second half of the year.... Read More

BMW Group Reports Best Sales Ever in U.S. for Month of July

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The BMW Group experienced its best sales ever in the U.S. for the month of July, increasing by 10.5 percent compared to the same time frame in 2012. The first seven months of this year alone saw a 9.2 percent jump, selling 202,780 models (compared to last year's 185,715).... Read More

Impress In Your Very Own 1961 Jaguar MK II

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Jaguar, known for designing sturdy and stylish sedans, offered this 1961 MK II from 1959 to 1967 as an evolution of the original MK I model (which was offered from 55’ to 59’). With its 120 (bhp) inline 6-cylinder engine and top speed of over 100 mph, the MK II is well suited for even todays highway driving and handles the twists and turns of back roads like a champ.... Read More

Get Your Office In On the Aston Martin Racing Action for $380k

Aug 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Every year racing teams around the world create a new batch of race cars to contest all manner of racing series. Which only begs the question: what happens to the old ones? There's no simple answer to that query. Some can still be raced as-is or modified to keep up with the competition, while others are kept intact by the manufacturer. But a large proportion of them are stripped of their mechanical components and used as static displays, and that's just what Aston Martin Racing has on offer.... Read More

Infiniti Reports U.S. Sales Down in July

Aug 13, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

On the seventh month of what is arguably the best sales year for high-end automobiles, Infiniti (the luxury brand of Nissan Motors) has unfortunately gone against the grain of this industry-wide sales boom.... Read More

BMW Debuts Its First Electric Vehicle With Launch of New i3

Aug 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Choice is good for a discerning customer. Choice means a higher likelihood that your needs and tastes will be satisfied. And choice is what's coming to electric cars. Once maligned as the tree hugger's option, electric cars are slowly driving their way into the mainstream. In the past the choices were largely limited to options like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf, but now more mainstream automakers are getting on board, including BMW.... Read More

Jaguar Reveals Retrolicious Project 7 Concept at Goodwood

Aug 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are all Types of Jaguars out there — we don't mean black or spotted, of course, and we don't just mean sedans and convertibles. There were the oft-maligned X-Type and S-Type saloons, the celebrated E-Type sports car, the all-conquering D-Type race car and the new F-Type roadster. But now Jaguar's brought the latter two together with the glorious Project 7 concept car you see here.... Read More

Off Road in This 1970 Land Rover Series llA

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Today, when most think of Land Rover they picture a stunning luxury SUV with all of the finest appointments, hand-tooled leather seats and state-of-the-art technologies nestled in an off-road ready chassis. But alas, this rugged 1970 Land Rover Series llA brings this iconic British 4 wheeler back to its humble roots as strictly utility vehicle.... Read More

Four Rockin' Road Trips for the Audi RS 5

Aug 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

An early summer week exploring Southern California in a 2013 Audi RS 5 Coupe confirmed: This is one dreamy road trip car. Thanks to the 4.5-liter V-8 engine that Car and Driver said “wouldn't look out of place in a Ferrari,” the first thing you (and everyone on the block) notices is the engine’s beastly-beautiful tailpipe exhaust, which when idling, sounds a bit like a lion purring.... Read More

Range Rover Achieves Highest APEAL Score in Class From J.D. Power

Aug 2, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

According to the J.D. Power 2013 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, the Land Rover Range Rover has achieved the highest APEAL score in its segment and of any model in the industry in 2013. It is the first time a model outside the large premium car segment has done this.... Read More

Action Camper is the Ultimate Jeep Accessory

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Jeep truly is one of those iconic American vehicles that surpasses its construction of mere metal and rubber, transcending into the spirit of adventure. Loading her down with all of the gear you'll need to go roaring off into the sunset may have just gotten a little easier.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Delivers New Popemobile to the Vatican

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

To over a billion believers around the world, the Pope may be the human representative of heaven on earth, but that doesn't mean His Holiness can fly around on a cloud. No, he needs a car just like the rest of us. And that role usually falls to Mercedes-Benz.... Read More

Experience High Adrenaline Speeds in a Formula 1 Racecar

Jul 31, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While many love driving fast, there are a few of us who should stick to the speed limit — whether you're an accident-waiting-to-happen or a speeding ticket magnet. That said, if you still dream about racing off the starting line while waiting for the signal to turn green, check out the 3-Seater Formula GP Experience.... Read More

Add a 1972 Fiat 500 to Your Collection

Jul 30, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Trends in collector cars can be very much dictated through the popularity of new models by the same manufacturer. We saw this happen with the revival of the Mini Cooper, which was brought back to life by BMW in the 90’s — the spike in popularity drove up the price and collectability of the original Mini from the 70’s.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Ups its Game with the New S63 AMG 4Matic

Jul 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

A little bit of competition is a good thing — just take a look at the top of the luxury performance sedan market. When Mercedes introduced the previous S63 AMG, it had only to contend with the Audi S8, but now the market is flush with rivals like the BMW Alpina B7, Jaguar XJR and new Maserati Quattroporte. To compete, Mercedes has upped its game with the introduction of the new S63 AMG.... Read More

Elvis Presley's 1972 Cadillac Estate Wagon Up For Grabs

Jul 25, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Elvis Presley was known to have affection for Cadillacs, but most Elvis fans may not be familiar with this custom Estate Wagon built for the megastar. One of only two ever made (the other was for Dean Martin) by the American Sunroof Company in Southgate Michigan, this 1972 Cadillac Sedan Deville will be up for grabs this weekend at the Mecum Celebrity Auction in Santa Monica, CA. It has been reported that Elvis originally gave this custom beauty as a gift to his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, but borrowed it so often that Parker ended up returning it to the singer to save himself the hassle.... Read More

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG On Offer for $200k

Jul 24, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When it comes to roadsters there are many vehicles in a wide price range rumbling around today’s market. Some may even consider this category of car to be pretty much awash of average-to-exciting roadsters and we agreed...until we had a chance to drive the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Roadster!... Read More

Fangio's Mercedes Could Emerge as the Most Expensive Car Ever Sold

Jul 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Before the outbreak of the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz had been a dominant force in Grand Prix. Winning nine victories out of the 12 races it entered, meet the W196, the car that could emerge as the most expensive F1 racer ever sold.... Read More

Porsche Offers a Go-Kart for its Future Drivers

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Porsche may be known for its iconic sports cars like the perennial 911 and the new state-of-the-art 918 Spyder, but the German automaker has long since branched out enabling enthusiasts to take their families along for the drive as well.... Read More

Revved Up: Sales of Bentley Motors Soar in 2013

Jul 12, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The luxury automotive industry is having an absolutely smashing year for establishing setting sales records. The ultra-luxury automakers across the board are reporting higher revenues. While sales from the U.S., the UK, and China remain steady.... Read More

Catch the First Rolls-Royce Wraith Driving Into a City Near You

Jul 11, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The first Wraith model by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is currently touring key locations in the United States. The new ultra-luxury automobile is being featured in a three-month coast-to-coast tour with appearances in 22 cities. The U.S. debut of the Wraith occurred in March at the New York Auto Show.... Read More

MBZ USA Reveals Prices for 2014 SLS AMG Black Series & C63 AMG Edition 507

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Well, it is safe to say the word 'inexpensive' does not apply when talking about these new exotic and high-performance automobiles. Pricing for the 2014 SLS AMG Black Series coupe and the 2014 C63 AMG Edition 507 sedan and coupe was announced by Mercedes-Benz USA, with models now available at all U.S-based MBZ dealers.... Read More

On Auction: 1950 Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta in the Style of Touring

Jul 9, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Ferrari 166 S was an evolution of Ferrari's 125 S sports race car that became a sports car for the street in the form of the 166 Inter. Only 39 Ferrari 166 S's were produced, soon followed by the production of the 166 Mille Miglia (MM) which was made in much larger numbers from 1949 to 1952.... Read More

Audi USA Makes Record Sales for 30th Consecutive Month

Jul 8, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The good word from Audi is that its sales in the U.S. markets are getting better every month, hitting new sales records for the last 2.5 years. The company announced that this is the best first half of any year for the firm since it began selling cars in the States. The luxury automaker sold 13,706 vehicles in June 2013, which is an 8.2 percent increase over June 2012. The year-to-date sales through June 2013 are up 14 percent as U.S. sales are at 74,277 units for the first half of 2013.... Read More

Patrick Dempsey Takes the Driver's Seat at France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

Jul 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

The list of legendary actors-turned-racers is as short as it is iconic: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and James Garner. Patrick Dempsey became the latest to join this elite group when he tackled the world’s oldest — and most grueling — automotive endurance race, France’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.... Read More

?Viva La Revolucion! Pagani Reveals the Ultimate Zonda

Jun 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

The newer Huayra was supposed to replace the aging Zonda in boutique supercar-maker Pagani's lineup. The trouble is that, given its broad customization options, customers still demanded Zondas long after the Huayra was introduced — and were willing to pay big bucks for them, too. So little wonder that Horacio Pagani and company continued building and developing the model it first debuted some fourteen years ago.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive is the World's Fastest Electric Car

Jun 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

What you're looking at here is the very top of the line from Mercedes-Benz. The Electric Drive version is based on the SLS AMG, but replaces its 6.2-liter V8 with 751 horsepower's worth of electric motors. The result is the fastest electric car you can buy.... Read More

Ralph Lauren's 1938 Bugatti Atlantic Lauded at Villa d'Este

Jun 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Style is typically but one element of many that factor into the automotive industry and even its loftiest of products. But as you might expect from the name, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is all about automotive style. Every year the finest classic cars and new concepts gather on the shores of Lake Como. And this year's assembly, as exceptional as some of its entrants may have been, was no exception to that rule.... Read More

BMW and Pininfarina Collaborate on Gran Lusso Coupe Concept

Jun 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

While numerous luxury automakers turn to Italian design studios to put a fresh spin on their vehicles, BMW has traditionally handled its design almost exclusively in-house. It broke with convention with the debut of the BMW Zagato Coupe concept at last year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and the Roadster version that followed at Pebble Beach a few months later.... Read More

Aston Martin Celebrates Centenary with CC100 Speedster Concept

May 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Spectators at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany last weekend were treated to an unexpected surprise when Aston Martin lapped the vaunted racetrack in an entirely new concept car. Called the CC100 Speedster, the model celebrates the company's hundredth anniversary in style.... Read More

Jaguar Introduces All-New F-Type With Fun Global Ad Campaign

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

There is a new Jaguar sports car on the prowl...and it is coming to America this month. Luxury car maker Jaguar has launched a social media campaign that invites consumers to experience its F-Type model. The new vehicle is the deluxe automaker’s first new two-seat sports car to be released in 50 years. It is built akin to the Jaguar XK convertible but designed around a shorter chassis.... Read More

All-New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Aspires to be the "Best Automobile in the World"

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

With a product portfolio as extensive as it boasts, Mercedes-Benz is constantly rolling out new models – everything from coupes and convertibles to crossovers and sport-utility vehicles. But one of its longest-serving model lines has been its flagship luxury sedan: the S-Class.... Read More

Buon Compleanno! Lamborghini Celebrates 50 Years

May 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

A birthday is a cause for celebration; a 50th birthday, all the more so. Especially for a company like Lamborghini, which is marking its semi-centenary this year in the grandest of style.... Read More

Tesla Model S Earns Top Overall Test Score from Consumer Reports

May 16, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Tesla Model S has earned the highest score in Consumer Reports' ratings: a 99 out of 100. The consumer digest reported that the all-electric, $89,650 luxury sports car performed as well, overall, as any other vehicle ever tested by CR. However, the car cannot be recommended by the publication, because it lacks sufficient reliability data.... Read More

Porsche Introduces the New 911 Turbo

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you're in the market for the quintessential sports car, the Porsche 911 is a popular choice. But it comes in a variety of different specifications, and the German automaker has now released the king of them all.... Read More

Compact Luxury Crossover Concepts Debut in Shanghai

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

We recently brought you news of two new compact premium performance sedans from Germany’s finest luxury automakers. The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3/S3 sedans are more economical on fuel, easier to park, nimbler to handle and cheaper to buy than their larger counterparts — but what they don't skimp on is the luxury. However, four-door sedans aren't the only cars that the world’s automakers are downsizing.... Read More

Ghibli Aims to Put Maserati On the Map

May 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

In the luxury automotive market, there are mainstream automakers and there are those at the fringe. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW and Lexus fall very much in the former category. Ferrari, Spyker and Aston Martin stand resolutely in the latter. But then there are those in between: automakers that don't sell quite as many cars as the mainstream marques, but are determined to step out from the margins and into the big leagues. Maserati is one such marque.... Read More

Bugatti Marks World Record with Special Veyron Vitesse

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Long known for producing the fastest car in the world, Bugatti fell upon some controversy recently when the authorities at the Guinness Book of World Records briefly stripped its Veyron Super Sport of its title due to a technicality.... Read More

Land Rover Reveals the New Range Rover Sport

Apr 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are many new players in the luxury SUV game. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Acura, Cadillac, Lincoln...even Porsche makes a crossover these days. But back in the day before every premium automaker and its sister-company was making high-riding sport-utilities, there was only one name in the game: Range Rover.... Read More

Jaguar Celebrates 25 Years of Performance with new XJR and XKR-S GT

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Jaguar has been producing some of the finest luxury and sports cars for the better part of a century now, but this year the quintessentially British automaker marks 25 years of its R line.... Read More

Audi and Mercedes Reveal Smaller Performance Sedans

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Luxury is getting smaller. Where buyers once correlated large with upscale, more and more — in Europe especially — have begun demanding smaller vehicles that can better negotiate crowded city streets (and gas-pump prices), without skimping on the accoutrements. It’s a trend that drove BMW to produce the 1 Series, Audi the A1 and A3, Mercedes-Benz the A-Class and Lexus the CT200h, to name a few. But those are just starting points for these upscale automakers which are rapidly downscaling the size of their entry-level vehicles. Where there are smaller luxury cars, there will be pint-sized performance versions as well.... Read More

Cadillac Ups Its Game With New CTS Sedan

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

When push comes to shove, many upscale car buyers just wouldn't consider buying American. They can hardly be blamed, as the Lincolns and Cadillacs of a few years ago just weren't up to the same standards as those luxury automobiles coming from Germany or Japan.... Read More

9 of the Most Expensive Hybrids on the Market

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It's Earth Day and that means that people who usually don't care about Mother Earth will suddenly be wearing green tops and expounding environmental facts they learned two hours prior. Sure, there are a ton of people who care all year round, but many will be partaking in a passing interest, especially since there tends to be a stigma around environmentally conscious products.... Read More

Inside Danny "The Count" Koker's Favorite Auto Restorations and Builds

Apr 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

If you are a vintage car and bike enthusiast — or just a reality television junkie — you probably know who Danny "The Count" Koker is. As the proprietor of Count's Kustoms, a Las Vegas-based repair and restoration shop (specifically for cars and motorcycles), Koker has become a household name with the help of reality TV. After continually appearing on History Channel's "Pawn Stars" as their motorcycle and auto expert, Koker was given his own show called "Counting Cars" (Season Two started April 9) in which he and his team obsessively go after classic and vintage cars on the glitzy streets of Vegas, sometimes even flagging strangers down to barter a sale.... Read More

2014 Maserati Quattroporte Wows at VIP New York Event

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

To celebrate the New York unveiling of the all new 2014 Maserati Quattroporte, Maserati of Manhattan (1 York Street) hosted a private VIP event for select media, trendsetters and loyal clients on Tuesday, April 2 at the Tribeca dealership.... Read More

Mercedes Goes to Extremes with Six-Wheeled G63 AMG

Apr 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  4 Comments

There used to be a limit to how much you could spend on a sport-utility vehicle, with the Range Rover holding the high ground pretty much all on its own. However, with the top luxury sedans now selling for six figures and exotic supercars for seven, the elite class of SUV's is following suit. Porsche already makes an SUV and soon so will Lamborghini, Bentley and Maserati, with Aston Martin, Spyker and even Rolls-Royce considering getting in on the action. But this auto...this is the new king of the hill.... Read More

Garia Golf Cart Sports A Race Track Makeover

Apr 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, the Garia Mansory Currus will make more of an impression on the green than it will on the street. Thanks to a close collaboration with luxury car customizer Mansory, the svelte-looking golf cart has all the trimmings of a super sports car, but with a top speed of 37 mph. Alright, so it probably won’t be whipping around the racetrack anytime soon but the Garia Roadster should make for a nice cruise to the 18th hole.... Read More

Toyota's i-Road Electric Concept Car Wows at Geneva Motor Show

Apr 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Looking like it's straight out of a science fiction film starring Tom Cruise, Toyota's strange i-Road concept car was unveiled last week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The three-wheeled electric design definitely looks strange compared to the autos we're used to seeing on the roads but if Toyota delivers on its promise of safety and money-saving perks, we may be seeing this in urban environments soon.... Read More

McLaren Takes the Fight to the Street with New P1

Mar 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Few rivalries are as hotly contested as that of Ferrari and McLaren. The two most accomplished racing teams in the history of Formula One regularly duke it out on the grand prix circuit. No other team comes close to the dozens of championships these two brands have traded over the decades, and maybe none ever will. When McLaren came out with its first street-legal sportscars in 1992, appropriately enough called the McLaren F1, their rivalry spilled out off the racetrack and onto the street; territory Ferrari had long claimed for itself.... Read More

How the Acura RLX Stacks Up in the Luxury Sedan Market

Mar 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Acura may not be a brand that you immediately associate with luxury but they're trying pretty hard to change your way of thinking with their 2014 RLX sedan, which they're tagging as an "affordable luxury" option. As possibly their most lavish offering yet, (yes, even more so than their sporty models) the RLX beefs up everything from the interior space to the all-wheel steering system.... Read More

Lamborghini Reveals the Incredibly Limited Edition $4 Million Veneno Supercar

Mar 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

The notion of spending a million dollars on a car — however rare, exotic or capable — was unthinkable not long ago, but that was before cars like the Bugatti Veyron or Aston Martin One-77 came along. This car, however, doesn't cost a million...it doesn't cost two million. No, the price tag on this particular piece of extreme automotive engineering is set at a massive $4 million.... Read More

Ferrari Debuts First Flagship Supercar in 11 Years

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

It's not every day that a new flagship Ferrari debuts; the 288 GTO was released in 1984 and the F40 that replaced it arrived just a few years later in 1987. Eight years passed before the F50 came along in 1995 and the Enzo succeeded that model in 2002. Now eleven years later the Prancing Horse marque has revealed its new hybrid supercar at the Geneva Motor Show.... Read More

Meet The Fastest and Most Powerful Rolls-Royce Yet

Mar 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

A Rolls-Royce is expected to be luxurious, elegant, and yes, fast. Maybe not fast in the way you'd expect a Ferrari or a Lamborghini to be fast, but certainly quick enough to get out of situations unbefitting a motor car of its stature.... Read More

The Elegant Lines of Bentley's New Flying Spur

Mar 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are many automotive marques on the market that can provide you with the kind of luxury that a moneyed customer has come to expect, but few can do it quite like Bentley. The storied British automaker is a favorite among upscale buyers, with good reason, and now Bentley has introduced the new Flying Spur.... Read More

Burning Rubber: The Long and Illustrious Performance History of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. Tires

Mar 8, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With luxury cars comes the need for dependable high-performance tires; you can't just put anything on your Maserati and expect to get the most from it. There are plenty of tire brands out there that promise to give you the best but looking at their history and track record definitely helps when figuring out which name to go with. It also certainly doesn't hurt if the company is present in over 160 countries and is sitting pretty as one of the world's top five tire manufacturers in regards to revenue. If you haven't already guessed, we're talking about... Read More

Homeland 's Damian Lewis Stars in Jaguar F-Type Promo Film

Mar 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Desire, the brainchild of Jaguar and Ridley Scott Associates, recently enlisted the talent of Emmy Award winning actor Damian Lewis to execute a theatrical promotional film for Jaguar's latest luxury concept. While well-tailored and of the sympathetic British sort, Lewis is a thinner, rather sloped-shouldered version of your typical action hero—think James Bond meets The Transporter. The Homeland star works alongside actress Shannyn Sossaman (A Knight’s Tale) to help market the highly anticipated Jaguar F-Type. The 15-minute... Read More

Fiat and GQ Team Up for Special Edition 500

Mar 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Who said that fashion had to be expensive? Not Fiat. The Italian automaker has targeted its chic 500 at those customers who have more style than money, and the fashion world has taken notice.... Read More

Mercedes-AMG Launches New Performance Luxury Automobiles

Mar 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are some letters that, when combined, carry a certain significance. Say the letters AMG to anyone who's ever driven (or for that matter even seen) a performance-oriented Mercedes-Benz and you're bound to elicit shivers.... Read More

New Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Conquers the Grand Canyon

Mar 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

An awe-inspiring sight greeted travelers in the Grand Canyon recently as Bentley unveiled its brand new Continental GT Speed Convertible to a group of key media during an epic 600-mile journey. Beginning in Scottsdale, Arizona and traveling to Las Vegas via historic Route 66, the phalanx of Bentleys in a rainbow of colors proved to be stiff competition for some of the world’s most famous scenery.... Read More

Highest Rated Seasonal Tires for Your Luxury Vehicle

Feb 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you know anything about cars you know that the right tires can make all the difference in your car's handling. They can change the way you're able to drive your luxury vehicle in various weather conditions, the right wheel allowing you to take those rainy corners a little faster and a little tighter. Not only does the right set enable you to push your car to the max, it keeps you safer while doing so. With so many different brands out there, some meant for off-roading and some meant for specific seasons (summer, snow, and all season), you might find it difficult to figure out which type you specifically need for your auto.... Read More

Alfa Romeo Introduces the 4C Sportscar to North America

Feb 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

An Italian sportscar is a thing of beauty. But if you don't have the cash on hand for a Ferrari or a Lamborghini, you've been left out on the side of the road, watching the parade go by. That is, until now.... Read More

Audi Presents the 560-Horsepower RS7 Sportback

Feb 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Last month we brought you the Audi RS6 Avant, a 560-horsepower, all-wheel-drive performance wagon that would put many an exotic sportscar to shame. Unfortunately, the new RS6 Avant won't be available in North America, but as predicted, Audi has followed up with an even more enticing option that will be.... Read More

Grey’s Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey to Race with Porsche at Le Mans

Feb 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Grey's Anatomy star, racing enthusiast and car collector Patrick Dempsey will participate in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the world’s most famous motor races, at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. As we reported the other day, in 2013 Porsche is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911 sports car. Steve McQueen made the race, which takes place in France on June 22, famous in his 1971 film Le Mans in which the King of Cool himself raced a Porsche.... Read More

Porsche Celebrates 50 Years of the Iconic 911

Feb 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s most iconic sports car, the Porsche 911, and the German automaker plans to celebrate in style. Since it first debuted as the Type 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963, over 820,000 Porsche 911s have been built. The marque now offers a dozen different variations on the design, the classic lines of which have remained largely unchanged over the decades.... Read More

$6 Million Aston Martin to Break James Bond Car Record

Feb 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

A one-of-a-kind 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT with coachwork by Italian design house Bertone is expected to break the record set by James Bond’s legendary car when it comes up for auction in May. In 2010 a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 built for Sean Connery in Goldfinger was sold for a record-breaking $4.6 million; the DB4GT is expected to fetch up to about $6 million and set a new world record.... Read More

Audi of America Reports Monthly Record Sales to Kickoff 2013

Feb 7, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury auto brand Audi of America recently reported an unprecedented 25th consecutive month of record sales, with the U.S. division selling 10,056 cars in January.... Read More

Royal Rolls-Royce and Rare Ferrari are Early Entries in RM Auctions Villa d'Este Sale

Feb 5, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  2 Comments

The annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy each May is considered by many to be the highlight of the classic car calendar. No less enthralling than the actual event is the accompanying sale staged by RM Auctions, the world’s foremost resource for investment-grade vehicles.... Read More

Original Cadillac Coupe de Ville to be Showcased at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Jan 29, 2013  |   Contributor: Annalisa Solari

Is there really a single classic luxury car that is more effortlessly cool than the Cadillac Coupe de Ville? Whether its quality leather interior was used for comfort during a drive-in flick or simply as a way to show off when cruising on Main Street, this piece of machinery was definitely a trendsetter. The original Cadillac to wear the name “Coupe de Ville” will finally make a public appearance for the first time in 64 years.... Read More

Jaguar Dominates the 2013 BusinessCar Awards

Jan 25, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

The Jaguar XF was named Executive Car of the Year for a second consecutive year, and the Jaguar XJ was named the Luxury Car of the Year for the 2013 BusinessCar Awards. The awards are based on the votes of the publication’s readers, which make these accolades so significant to automobile manufacturers.... Read More

Speed Away in Sporty Luxury with Aston Martin's 2013 Rapide S

Jan 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart  |  1 Comment

You say hood and I say bonnet — but if we’re talking about Aston Martin’s new Rapide S, let’s just agree for now that it is a superlative luxury sports car. Assertive and sleek with some serious curves, the Rapide S has been updated with a new facelift — including a striking grille — so as to be the “world’s most beautiful four-seat sports car.”... Read More

Jaguar Land Rover Sets New Record | Sales Up 30 Percent in 2012

Jan 23, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Jaguar Land Rover experienced its best ever global sales in 2012. Strong sales in China, the UK, and the U.S. markets enabled the luxury automaker to realize a year-over-year 30-percent increase in retail sales. The company sold 357,773 vehicles in 2012.... Read More

Bentley Announces 22 Percent Increase in Global Sales in 2012

Jan 22, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Bentley Motors announced its sale figures in 2012. Apparently, these glowing sales reports for the luxury auto market are ubiquitous, as the British automaker reported a worldwide growth in year-over-year sales of 22 percent.... Read More

Rare Ferrari Sets New World Record at Arizona Auction

Jan 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

In a still uncertain economy rare Ferraris have become the blue-chip investment of choice judging by record-breaking auction results over the weekend. RM Auctions, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality luxury automobiles, brought in $36.4 million in sales at its epic event held at the luxurious Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The sale represents a massive 42 percent increase over last year’s sale even though there were fewer vehicles featured this time.... Read More

Rolls-Royce Gilds and Illuminates the Spirit of Ecstasy

Jan 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

The Spirit of Ecstasy has capped the grilles of Rolls-Royce motor cars for over a century now, making it the most enduring of luxury automotive mascots in the business. But while the majority of these prestigious Flying Ladies have been rendered in stainless steel, Rolls-Royce is now offering its iconic ornament in a variety of materials and finishes.... Read More

Audi's RS6 Avant Isn't Your Average Station Wagon

Jan 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Germany's automakers offer some of the finest high-performance luxury sedans on the market. Models like the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Porsche Panamera come to mind. But Audi has been known to follow the beat of a different drummer.... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Launches New E-Class Coupe and Convertible

Jan 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Just a few weeks ago Mercedes-Benz released its latest E-Class sedan and wagon. Long considered the benchmark in its class, the new E-Class represents a significant new debut for the German automaker, one that will account for a large share of the prestige carmaker's sales. That in and of itself would be enough to keep most companies busy for a while, but Mercedes-Benz is not most companies. So following the debut of that new family-size luxury automobile, Mercedes has followed up with new versions of its svelte E-Class coupe and convertible.... Read More

Corvette Unveils First New Stingray Since 2005

Jan 15, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

According to Pursuitist, the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray was recently unveiled at a ceremony in Detroit. With GM Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and design director Tom Peters on hand to do the honors, the luxury car stood proud as the first brand new version since 2005. With 450 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, it's no surprise that this racing beauty - the seventh generation of the iconic Corvette - is making history.... Read More

End of the Road for the Lexus LFA

Jan 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Seeing most any luxury car sail off into the sunset can be a sad affair for enthusiasts, especially when that car is as eminently desirable as the Lexus LFA.... Read More

Audi Reveals New SQ5 TSI Performance Crossover

Jan 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

There are some rather high-performance, luxury car crossovers on the market these days, and most of them come from Germany, but most of them are pretty big. We’re talking about the Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, the BMW X5 M and the Porsche Cayenne. But Audi has gone a decidedly different route with its new SQ5.... Read More

Infiniti's Great Year | Reports 22 Percent Sales Increase in 2012

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Learning of a luxury auto brand's new sales records is almost getting boring, as 2012 has been a year like no other for the luxury car market in the USA. Joining other companies, Infiniti announced official sales figures on its stupendous 2012 with several models showing substantial increases in both month-over-month and year-over-year comparisons. The company sold 119,877 luxury cars in 2012.... Read More

Porsche Sees Best-Ever U.S. Sales in 2012

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

As luxury auto brands are coming forth to report year-end car sales for 2012, record-breaking sales is an across-the-board commonality. Porsche Car North America (PCNA) announced that its sales in the U.S. market are 21 percent higher than its 2011 sales figures.... Read More

Bentley Introduces the World's Fastest Four-Seat Convertible

Jan 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

If you're in the market for a luxurious cabriolet and cost is no object, England's automakers have got you covered. Do your tastes veer towards the stately? We might suggest the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. Something more dynamic? Try the Aston Martin DB9 Volante. Something more compact? Jaguar can help you with the XK convertible. But if you're looking for the fastest four-seat cabrio on the market, look no further than the new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.... Read More

Eric Clapton's One-of-a-Kind Ferrari SP12 EC

Jan 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

If you're fortunate enough to have the means, there are some seriously enticing supercars on the market. We mean the kind of luxury automobile that will make you feel like the million bucks it can sometimes take to buy one. But if you've got rock-star cash, the kind of money that would humble the GDPs of some small countries, you can get the company that produces these exotic machines to make you one entirely to your own specifications.... Read More

Bugatti Collaborates with Bernar Venet to Create the World's Fastest Artwork

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Bugatti prides itself in offering a virtually endless array of color combinations for its exclusive Veyron supercar, but this particular example goes even beyond the Alsatian marque's considerable palette. Touted as the fastest piece of artwork ever created, this unique Veyron Grand Sport has been specially painted by New York-based French artist Bernar Venet, putting it into that rarefied breed of Art Cars.... Read More

The Best Car Videos of 2012

Jan 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It can be pretty tough for a luxury auto brand to create a video that advertises their new model while setting themselves apart from all the other companies that are trying to do the same thing. The key is to create something that is just unique enough that it stands out, while still accomplishing the goal of selling the car. 2012 was met with a lot of fantastic auto reveals and plenty of car videos, but these few were by far my favorites.... Read More

Acura Launches New Technology-Packed RLX Sedan

Jan 2, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Buyers in the market for a mid-sized luxury sedan are lucky these days, because there is no lack of options, and they're all excellent. Germany can offer the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series, England counters with the Jaguar XF... Read More

 
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