If you're looking for a ride that screams luxury, Bentley is definitely the way to go. But, if you're looking to step it up to another level, nothing says "I'm riding around, and I'm spending it" quite like a Tiffany & Co. themed ride, which is exactly what the Beverly Hills Bentley dealership has put together. This limited edition Bentley Continental GTC comes complete with its 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing 500 hp at 6000 rpm and 487 lb.-ft. of torque. It's also got a Celeste Blue Pearlescent paint job, designed to match the classic Tiffany & Co. Blue, and your choice of Liquid Silver or Matte Black 22” CEC c881 wheels. [See More]
The four-door convertible has been a design wonder for decades, having seen various automakers attempt their own version, but never make it past the “concept” stage. Premium Dutch carmaker, Savage Rivale ($TBA), takes on the elusive challenge and produces a futuristic model complete with a removable top. Rounding out the vehicle with a 7.0 liter V8 engine from a Corvette Z06 and an interior that would excite any tastemaker, the Roadyacht GTS is beautifully captured in the video above weaving through the streets of Monaco. [See More]
When it comes to getting first dibs on the 2014 Corvette Stingray, it surely helps if your name is Jay Leno and you are a very high-profile car nut and Corvette enthusiast who also owns a ZR-1. GM’s chief of design Ed Welburn brings by a shiny new Stingray for Jay to test drive. He said that he’d only take it around the block but, really, do you believe he could have resisted a short drive? Enjoy.
A cool company called BlackJet is looking to bring private aviation -- normally reserved for the ultra-wealthy -- to the masses. While BlackJet's mission is to democratize the world of private aviation, its backers are nothing short of A-list: actors Will Smith and Ashton Kutcher, 4-Hour Work Week author Tim Ferris and rapper Jay-Z. BlackJet's ultimate goal is to make hitching a ride on a private plane as easy as hailing a town car using Uber. The brand charges members a $2,500 annual fee, deferred for now until you book your first flight. (The membership code LSNEWSVIP gets you access to the site.) Enjoy.
The Dutch have already invented Hot Tub Jacuzzi Boat for comfortable sailing in hot weather. Engineers from Marine Carpenter used it to make advanced an upgraded version – Hot Tub Electric Boat that comes with waterproof stereo system, four ice chests built into the desk, a teak swimstep, and a 24-volt electric motor that propels the boat up to 5 mph on calm water, steered via a joystick. [See & Read More]
Anantara Sanya Resort & Spa has opened on the southernmost tip of China’s Hainan Province situated between a lush mountain region and the South China Sea. The seaside property has 122 rooms and suites, including a number of pool villas, each inspired by East Asian and Thai design. It has four restaurants that put a contemporary Western twist on traditional Asian fare. The Anantara Spa offers a variety of treatments, including many that draw on Chinese tea rituals. The property has swimming pools, a fitness center, golf club, and seaside activities. [See More]
The Rapide was already one of the fastest four-doors around, but if the standard model didn't quite do it for you under the hood, meet the Aston Martin Rapide S ($TBA). Still powered by a 6.0L V12 engine, the S offers 550 hp — 80 more than the prior version — and boasts a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. The car also sits 19 mm lower than before, and thanks to a new Adaptive Damping System, can ensure you've got the right suspension setup for the a typical drive, a sporty drive, or the track. Thankfully, however, the sleek body has barely been touched, with a larger single grille and tweaked decklid rounding out the changes.
The design of vehicles today must be compromised with rigorous government regulations and approved by a CFO, there was once a day when a coachbuilder could develop the most outrageous vehicle and it would hit the road. Petrolicious visits James Chen, car enthusiast and president of Axis Wheels, to examine his Lamborghini Countach 5000QV, only one of 676 ever made. James explains the super-car’s design and why you will never see another new vehicle built exclusively for it's style. Enjoy.
In an effort to attract a younger crowd, Mercedes-Benz recently hired the young and very hot Kate Upton for a new Superbowl ad. Although you'll have to wait for the game to see actual ad aired, they've released a teaser that has Upton seeing to the proper cleaning of the smaller, cheaper version of their CLS-Class, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA. Watch the teaser above and keep an eye out for a hilarious twist on the "hot girl car wash" idea mid-way through. Enjoy.
Automotive designer Alex Imnadze, whose name might not ring a bell right away, but you may remember him from one of his concepts for a Lamborghini supercar that we showed you earlier this month, sent us his latest project for a Ferrari super saloon. Unlike the Lamborghini coupe study, Imnadze's new Ferrari concept has a name; it's called the Quattroporte, though, as you can imagine, this wouldn't sit well with the Fiat Group's other supercar-maker, Maserati. [See & Read More]