on 14th August 2008 | No Comments »
The Iconic GTR Roadster, that is is being showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show, is one of the most luxurious American cars on the market.
That is where many of the world’s luxury auto manufacturers choose to debut beautiful supercars, including the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport that will also make its first public appearance this Summer.
The GTR has a V-8 engine that generates 800hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. The car can reach speeds of more than 200mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a blazing 2.8 seconds.
“I have wanted to build a car that combines the latest innovative technologies with the most exquisite detailing, design and all out performance since the day I began reading car magazines as a kid,” said Claudio Ballard, the inventor and visionary behind the GTR Roadster. The dash center console has a 8-inch touch screen display utilizing the same bright-view technology found in military strike fighters and bombers for clear visibility regardless of sunlight exposure in support of its onboard GPS navigation and driver information displays.
Entirely designed, engineered and constructed in the US, this supercar is priced $600,000 with production slated to begin in Fall 2008.
on 5th August 2008 | 3 Comments »
Images of the new Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (known as Bugatti Veyron Targa so far) have surfaced online.
The car will make its official debut at the Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance on August 17.
Bugatti is planning to build just 80 of these Grand Sports. Two weeks more and then we could have the price of the first topless Bugatti ever sold ($2,250,000 is the expected starting price)!
on 3rd August 2008 | No Comments »
Inspired by Steve McQueen, science fiction and the great tradition of the French luxury, Jerome Coste has created Ruby, a collection of helmets for motorcyclists.
These luxury motorcycle helmets are modern in design but retro in inspiration (the chrome-plated trim round the edge of the helmet, the steel badge and the claret-colored lining made from nappa Lambskin which is reminiscent of the beauty of vintage sports cars…)
All Ruby helmets are manufactured from carbon fibres, a technology from the aerospace industry that guarantees maximum strength, ultra lightness and multiple air channels keep allow for ventilation to keep your head from getting overheated
Jerome Coste sold his own motorbike to finance his production. “As soon as I sell enough helmets,” he says, “I am going to buy myself a new ride, probably a Triumph.” he said: “Guarantee the security and style of the heroes and heroines of everyday life.” It gives me almost want to spend my motorcycle licence …
A variety of colors and patterns are available – tere is even a line that is painted by Parisian graffiti artist, Honet, that sports a variety of colors and patterns.
Ruby helmets cost 550 euros or ($1100) and are available at L’Eclaireur, Colette….
on 23rd July 2008 | No Comments »
This Bentley laptop from Ego is hand built, with authentic Bentley cross-over hand stitching along with color schemes that match Bentley’s style.
The inside metal reflects the paint job on the outside, while the outer leather is taken right from the seats. The metal carry handle even takes inspiration from the car’s door handles.
Specs include Microsoft Vista, a 64-bit processor, and a 160GB hard drive. There are also 12 direct access keys. Available for sale later this summer at Selfridges for about Â£10,000 ($20,000).
on 22nd July 2008 | 2 Comments »
Yet another concept vehicle hailing from Beijing is this unnamed car that enables the coupe’s body to rotate with the course of travel in the same way as a motorbike does when rounding a curve to compensate centrifugal strength.
The purpose is to ensure everything inside the cargo stays in place when the car rolls the streets.
Designed and developed by Huiwen Ji, this car is supposed to target the Chinese middle-class. No word on price and availability yet.
on 21st July 2008 | 4 Comments »
This Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe is reported to be owned by the Sultan of Brunei’s family.
The Sultan has a sizable private fortune derived from his total control over the national economy’s finances and the appropriation of the state’s sizeable oil revenues to bankroll his extravagant lifestyle.
The Sultan’s fortunes, in line with oil prices, have fluctuated since an estimated high of $55.63 billion in 1997, which made him the richest man in the world at the time.