Debuting at the Detroid Auto Show the brand new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 pretty much stole the show. Autoblog West Coast Editor Michael Harley called it the “highest-performing vehicle the North American automakers have ever made.” It is the first car ever to pair a supercharged engine with cylinder deactivation. Very little have been released about the vehicle other than that the engine will deliver 625 BHP and that there will be two different transmission options – a seven-speed manual and an eight-speed auto specifically designed for the 2015 Z06. It sure looks marvelous.
Dassault propelled aviation into the twenty-first century with the Falcon 7X – the first business jet with a digital flight control system. The aircraft has an MMO (Maximum Operating Mach Number) of Mach 0.90, allowing quick climbs and descents. Capable of transporting 14 people, the 7X has become quite popular with jet customers. So far Dassault has already delivered 180 7X’s. Price range around $50 Million.
One of the most epic homes in the States is for sale and it is located in the historic town of Alpine, N.J. Alpine has been home to R&B and hip-hop royalty, from Stevie Wonder to Sean Combs and Lil’ Kim.
The Stone Mansion is a 30,000-square-foot house featuring six acres of land. The residence includes 11 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, a movie theater, a grand ballroom trimmed in 18-karat gold and a sports bar overlooking a basketball court. The kitchen has a $75.000 oven. A walk-in vault secures cash and valuables, and the wine cellar requires biometric authentication to enter. It yours for the modest amount of $49 million.
The Richard Mille RM 056 takes over a thousand hours each to produce. The manually wound movement has a tourbillon, 30 minute split second chronograph, a power reserve indicator, and a torque indicator. It sits in a neat crystal sapphire case, a very brittle one at that. Even though the price is somewhat aggressive, $1.65 Million, Richard Mille have sold all of the ones they have produced so far.
Latest out of the legendary Rolls-Royce is the Ghost V-Spec. With the 593PS.6-litre V12 engine it is the 2nd most powerful Rolls-Royce after the wraith. Special interior features such as op-stitching and unique piping, special treadplates and a custom dashboard clock whilst the exterior get some minor distinguishing styling. Customers have the option of going either for a regular version or the long wheelbase one (easy choice). The car is expected to be showcased at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2014.
Dr. James H Clark reaffirmed his confidence in the Royal Huisman for the third time when he commissioned the Hanuman back in 2005. This time it was a recreation of the legendary racing yacht “Endeavour II”. The rig and mast is made out of composite on this 42.10 m yacht. Below decks interior designer Pieter Beeldsnijder has drawn upon fine traditional materials such as hand-polished French Walnut and period design references to create all the warmth and ambiance of a bygone era, sensitively fused with the high amenity standards of a modern superyacht. This is where sailing gets interesting.
The C3H5N309 is very nifty and peculiar little machine. The movement features obligatory Reuleaux polygon rotors, inspired by the epitrochoid combustion chamber of a Wankel engine. It would be rude to expect anything less from a collaboration of Urwerk and MB&F. I have done an earlier post on the HM5, a watch which also testifies to the adeptness of MB&F.
This particular limited edition of the C3H5N309 is distinguished by its black case (made from zirconium) and black movement. This wristwatch retails for $182,000.
The latest out of Sweden’s Koenigsegg is the Agera S. Presented in 2013, the S was specifically manufactured for markets lacking E85 biofuel. Power is supplied from a 5.0 L V8 twin-turbocharged which is cranking out 1,016 bhp. In 2013 one Agera S was the 100th Koenigsegg ever produced, celebrated by a special built car with gold leaf inlays named “Hundra” (Swedish for hundred). Recently, an Agera S was sold in Singapore for the price of $4.2 million.
In celebration of Troy Bayliss’ three World Championships aboard the 1098 R the factory have built a 1098 R Bayliss Limited Edition.The bike is enjoying the same specifications as a regular “R” apart from a special livery, a full racing exhaust system including 102dB carbon fibre mufflers by Termignoni (strictly for track use only), a dedicated ECU, branded bike cover and a rear paddock stand.
The engine is a liquid cooled, forstroke 90°“L”twin cylinder cranking out 180 bhp. A true big boy toy for sale in our shop!
The Bombardier Global 8000 is amongst the finest of the private jets offered today. Key routes in the jet’s range include Los Angeles–Sydney, Hong Kong–New York, and Mumbai–New York. Capable of carrying 8 passenger at a Mach 0.9 high-speed cruise the Global 8000 is sure to please even the most demanding jet clients. Embracing a design philosophy focused on customer needs and the overall travel experience Bombardier has put a lot of effort into the design of the interior. In the aft, a stateroom provides ‘home-like’ master bedroom comfort and intimacy. It can even be equipped with a stand-up shower. In the cabon, a proper diner table with comfortable chairs serves just as good as a conference table.
“Why be at the front of the pack, when Bombardier’s Global 8000 aircraft flies you high above them?”