First came the road toy,the First came the road toy,the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive in the AMG Electricbeam Magno matte yellow paint. Price? $435,000 USD. The next logical “forget you, recession” power move from the German marque is making that car into an EFFING boat: the Cigarette AMG Electric Drive Concept, an impossibly long watercraft painted in that same wild, volt-esque color scheme. Seen first at the Miami International Boat Show, the 38-foot long powerboat is actually run on two of the same electric powertrains that the SLS uses. [See More]
Some Bentleys are meant for driving, and some are well suited to serving as small limousines. The 2014 Bentley Flying Spur ($TBA) lies somewhere inbetween. Based on the Continental GT, the Flying Spur offers driver-focused features like a twin-turbocharged 6.0L W12 engine pumping out 616hp, a ZF eight-speed transimssion, a rear-biased all-wheel drive system, a computer-controlled air suspension, a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 200 mph. For those who choose to let someone else take the wheel, rear seat occupants are treated to niceties like electrically-operated rear side blinds, a bottle cooler, an available 1,100 Watt Naim audio system, a touch screen remote for controlling climate and entertainment options, heated seats, an optional built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, dual 10" screens, each with its own multimedia player, USB charging ports, and wireless headphones.
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Making the most out of an exceptional location in Auntie Dol Bay, Anguilla, Caribbean, Villa Kishti boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a generously-sized infinity pool neighboring the sea. Especially designed by the creative team at Cecconi Simone to serve as a luxurious holiday retreat, the residence is currently available for rent, at a jaw-dropping cost of $2,900 per night. [See More]
It does look quite a bit like any other C-Class Benz — but a closer look at the hood should tell you that you're not dealing with any run-of-the-mill C250. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 ($TBA) is even more powerful than the standard C63, milking 507 hp from the naturally-aspirated, 6.3L V8. All that power is good for a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph. Other features include that heat-expelling hood, taken from the Coupe Black Series, as well as light-alloy forged wheels, a sports stripe above the rocker panels, and exclusive interior and exterior liveries.
Azimut marked the 150th anniversary of Italian unification in 2012 by relaunching one of its most popular and successful models. Newly dubbed the Azimut 62S Italia ($2,620,000 USD) in honor of the occasion, the 62S reminded us that she blew our socks off when we tested her in her original guise six years ago. She had everything—looks, performance, comfort, and innovation. In fact, she seemed to us to be pretty near perfect. Design, charm and history are what you get in the name of this yacht, with its sleek, dynamic proﬁle. 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]
"Don’t be alarmed if I make any sudden movements during the flight," says my helicopter pilot as I take the seat next to him on a piercingly bright morning at Frégate Island Private. I nod hesitantly in response to this introduction, just before the tiny aircraft lurches upward, prompting a flurry in my stomach. "There are many birds in the Seychelles," he elaborates, perhaps noticing the stiffness in my posture, "and they haven’t yet learned to fear the chopper." [See & Read More]