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The Futuristic Pagani Huayra Roadster 2019 – A Marvel of Engineering & Style

The eagerly anticipated 2019 Pagani Huayra Roadster was unmasked in August 2018 to much critical acclaim. Restricted to a limited edition of just 100 units, the original 2015 Pagani has since completely sold out. In 2017, the Huayra Roadster was launched and presented to the public by Pagani at the Geneva Motor Show.

The unusual name Huayra admittedly sound strange. It is based on on the god of the Breeze, who was called Wayra Tata, during the reign of the Inca civilisation. His celestial vehicle was called Huayra. The traditional background lends credence to the meaning of the abstract word Huayra. The name fits the car perfectly.

The supercar has an AMG-manufactured V-12 supercharged engine that produces a torque of a whopping 752! The quality of materials and spaceship style are totally unique in comparison to other supercars. In fact, being so different in the upper-end price bracket is an advantage. The Huayra Roadster is not a hacked car, but one of a kind, with a limited edition of 100 units. The unmistakable design and space-age style are unlike any other modern day roadster. Add to that the exclusive nature of Pagani, and you have a cocktail of motoring magic.

The prestigious Italian car manufacturer has arranged for a substantial surge of power which is made even lighter than the car. It is based on a revised skeleton chassis and frame, with added custom configurations. The Huayra is an expensive roadster, yet its qualities are outstanding. The car increases in esteem as it is exclusive and available only to rent for specific periods of time, at a high monthly rental rate of $25.339, with a deposit of $700,000 required! Talk about exclusive, and the Pagani Huayra Roadster 2019 is as exclusive as you can get!

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19th Century Moscow Mansion For Sale at $88 million

Moscow has become one of the most expensive cities in the world. Property prices have been constantly increasing over the last few years, yet no-one would have expected such a pricey house to come onto the market. Currently being offered at $88 million, the vast, historic estate is located right in the centre of Moscow, at the corner of Ostozhenka Street and Sechenovsky Street. The estate incorporates large, mature gardens and ample outdoor area which is perfect for private entertainment and parties.

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The estate used to form part of a larger one that was partitioned in 1842, and its roots go all the way back to then. Historically, the estate block formed part of the grand-ducal lands. In 1890 the estate passed into the hands of a guild merchant, and between 1901 and 1907 it was refurbished and transformed into a 20 room mansion. It generally remains the same to this day. Current reconstruction and decoration work has been performed to ensure the estate has all the latest mod-cons, technological marvels and all the utilities entirely correspond to modern day expectations.

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The internal furnishings are reminiscent of the period, with stately rooms, quality wood finishings, original paintings and crystal chandeliers. The rooms are all uniquely decorated, yet follow a familiar pattern. The mansion has a unique atmosphere seeping in history. One can almost picture and imagine high ranking Soviet government officials and KGB chiefs meeting there!

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The massive car park on the territory can easily accommodate numerous vehicles, and the sizeable garden near Ostozhenka and Poluektovsky Street has existed there for over a hundred and fifty years! Buying into this property means you are also getting a little bit of Russian history and culture besides an ultra-lavish abode. The price tag may seem to be a tad high, but with property prices in Moscow rising the way they are, it could even be a bargain at $88 million!

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1962 Ferrari GTO sells for record-breaking $70 million

The Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most infamous and desirable sports cars ever to be produced in the world. There were only 39 examples of the 250 GTO ever built, making the sports car one of the rarest models ever developed. Subsequently, the price of one of these GTOs, whenever one becomes available, is sky-high. This recent private sale of $70 million in June 2018 supersedes the previous official sale record of $38 million set in 2014 at a Bonham’s auction. A secret deal of $52 million was rumoured to have been made in 2014. Nevertheless, this sale sets a new record for the highest price ever paid for a car.

The GTO is powered by the Ferrari Tipo 168/62 V12 engine, which can reach a top speed of 280 km/h. The GT car was produced by Ferrari between 1962 and 1964 and falls under the Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. The minimalist interior, which was standard practice with sports cars of that era, reflects the car’s racing pedigree. Cloth upholstered bucket seats are set upon a carpetless flooring the cockpit ventilation is via exterior air inlets, and there isn’t even a speedometer.

Upon its launch in 1962, the GTO 250 was priced at a mere $18,000, a far cry from the $70 million price tag it carries now. The record set this June 2018 for this exquisite example of a 1962 250 GTO will be hard to surpass. Few cars can claim to be so rare and priceless as the GTO. It is much more than just a classic car. It has proved itself by winning the prestigious Tour de France. Owning one of these historic cars is a dream only billionaires might realise, if they manage to find a willing seller that is.

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Rolls Royce Cullinan 2019 The Most Expensive SUV $400,000

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a marvel of engineering and design. It fully deserves its moniker as the most expensive SUV for 2019. Coming in at a cool $400,000, the Cullinan is an SUV masterpiece and the absolute epitome of excellence in motoring. A luxurious SUV without a doubt, the Cullinan has off-road capabilities that put its competitors in the shade. Pressing the Off-Road button on the dashboard transforms the SUV into a beast of a machine that is capable of driving on rough tracks, wet grass, mud, snow, sand, and also in water up to 21 inches deep. It can reach an outstanding top speed of 155 mph, beating most rivals in its class.

It had long been rumoured that Rolls Royce would be coming out with an SUV, but no one could have predicted the Cullinan. It has redrawn the SUV landscape. Arriving in the USA in early 2019, the Cullinan will command a price of $400,000. Rolls Royce cars already have a reputation for sturdiness and ruggedness, so it comes as no surprise that the Cullinan follows suit. Perhaps the most notable recommendation comes from none other than Lawrence of Arabia, who commanded a fleet of nine Rolls-Royce vehicles in the Sinai Desert during World War 1, two of which were armoured.

The Cullinan has been described by Rolls-Royce as the Architecture of Luxury. It is based on a flexible, aluminium frame architecture which debuted with the Phantom VIII. The Cullinan has a powerful 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-12 under the bonnet that delivers an impressive 563 hp at 5,000 rpm. The four-wheel drive engine is the very first 4WD Rolls-Royce motor in the history of the brand and has a silky-smooth eight-speed auto transmission.

Rolls-Royce has entered the SUV segment with a bang! The vehicle supersedes the standards of any other SUV on the market. With a perfect blend of luxury and rugged strength, the Cullinan represents a new page in the colourful history of the Rolls-Royce brand.

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Aurora Space Station Orbiting Hotel – 200 Miles High at $9.5 Million for 12 Days

There was never any doubt that it would happen sooner or later. A holiday aboard a Space Station! Aurora Station will be the very first luxury hotel in space. Orion Span Inc. based in Houston, USA plans to launch the modular space station in 2021, with guests arriving the next year. There will be two crew members accompanying each excursion into space, and the platform will be in orbit 200 miles above the Earth. The station accommodates six guests comfortably, the trip will last twelve days, and the space station will race around planet Earth at spectacular speeds, taking in 384 sunsets and sunrises!

The final frontier awaits those brave enough to experience the holiday of a lifetime in an orbiting hotel. The twelve-day trip will cost $9.5 million per person, working out at about US$792,000 per night. The Aurora Station will measure 10.7 by 4.3 metres, which is about the size of the interior of a Gulfstream G550 jet. The station can accommodate four guests and two crew members. For anyone considering the trip, a refundable deposit of $80,000 is required to book a seat on the first trip.

The chief architect at Orion Span along with the operating and chief technical officers are all former Nasa employees, with a wealth of experience in the field. The company also plans to partner with a government space agency, to add a measure of security and safety. Orion Span is able to target a somewhat reasonable price of under $10 million per person is partly due to lower launch prices.

These are exciting times! The ultimate holiday is already on offer since deposits are being accepted. It is no longer in the realms of science fiction but grounded in science, technology and luxury of today. If you have $9.5 million to spare on the holiday of a lifetime, the Aurora Space Station offers precisely that!

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Taste of Diamonds: Most Expensive Champagne in 2018 $2.07 million

The most expensive bottle of bubbly champagne in the world is the 2013 Taste of Diamonds priced at $2.07 million a bottle. It is essentially a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Grand Cru Chardonnay. The taste has touches of floral, is refreshing and it has a somewhat creamy texture with a light, yet elegant finish. The reason for such a hefty price tag is the bottle, no less. The logo has been handcrafted from 18-carat gold, accented by a brilliantly sparkling and flawless 19-carat white diamond. It replaces the Swarovski crystal that is customarily placed there on standard bottles.

The ornate bottle itself was handcrafted by Alexander Amosu, who also affixed the jewels onto the bottle by hand. It is a one of a kind creation, especially due to its gold logo and bright, dazzling diamond. The magnificent opulence of the bottle can be forgone for a standard bottle, minus the diamond and gold logo, priced at a mere $211! Nevertheless, the uniqueness and exclusivity of the container are alluring, and the value of the bottle will hold steady over the years, possibly even increasing in value.

There are those who will only be too willing to spend a substantial fortune investing in the heavenly bubbly. In France, the preparation and the lengths they go to in order to create the perfect bottle of bubbly starts right from the selection of the grapes, cultivation, ageing, pressing and right through to storage. The Champagne appellation is guarded jealously and kept close to the chest. The 2013 Taste of Diamonds is champagne at its very finest. Whichever bottle you opt to choose; the $211 one, or the $2.07 million bottle, the taste is the same. Consistently voted the best champagne in France, the quality of Taste of Diamonds is unmatchable.

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Lover’s Deep, St. Lucia Submarine Hotel at $292,000 a night per couple

Lover’s Deep is an incredibly romantic, luxury 5-star accommodation beneath the waves. Essentially a submarine hotel that takes its adventurous travellers on an exciting and unforgettable underwater journey. Couples can take full advantage of the isolated environment to be closer together in a romantic and unique setting. A trip aboard the Lover’s Deep submarine would cost in the region of $292,000 per couple every night. The idea is almost identical to the renowned Poseidon Undersea Resort, which is a luxury 5-star hotel with exquisitely decorated hotel suites beneath the surface of the Pacific.

Lover’s Deep, on the other hand, dives deep into the beautiful Caribbean, taking in visits to the islands of Barbados, Montserrat, Martinique, St. Lucia and a couple of others. Three people pamper guests and care for their needs, a chef, a personal butler, and the captain of the vessel. Their sleeping quarters are at the other end of the vessel, affording guests more privacy.

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The food is really out of this world! There is a specially created aphrodisiac menu including gourmet dishes and fresh ingredients which are delivered before each voyage. Guests can choose from oysters, Russian caviar and delicious chocolate fondant. Guests on their honeymoon are treated to the exquisite food on a complimentary basis, as it forms part of the special honeymoon package.

The Lover’s Deep submarine is fully equipped with the ultimate in luxury, right down to the tiniest details. Quality wood finishes, the most delicate leather armchairs and sofas, a comfortable living room area, a mini-bar in each suite, an en-suite bathroom, and unimaginably beautiful underwater views of the Caribbean Ocean and colourful sea-life. The voyage can be modified to guests’ preferences. Maybe a visit to the legendary locations of the real Pirates of the Caribbean to take in a shipwreck or two? If you are interested in something out of the ordinary and unusual, Lover’s Deep provides just that, and it is sure to provide an experience you will never forget.

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Most expensive mansion in Washington DC in 2018 $63 million

Up until 2016, Jeff Bezos had the honour of owning the most expensive house in Washington DC, which he bought for $35 million. He also spent another $12 million on renovations. However, it has just been overtaken by a stunning new 48,000 square foot property in Great Falls, McLean, Virginia. Recently coming onto the market for an astonishing $62,950,000, it has become the most expensive property ever offered for sale in the Washington DC area.

The 3.2 acre, sprawling property has been dubbed The Falls due to its spectacular views of the Potomac River and rapid falls. There are six bedrooms, and they all have private en-suite facilities. The master bedroom also includes a sauna and Jacuzzi. The mansion has a custom-made mahogany library and a wet bar. Additionally, there is a private lounge, wine cellar, and a multimedia room. The outside area includes an infinity pool with sweeping views of the Potomac River.

The grounds incorporate a tennis court, mature garden, sun-terraces and afford total privacy. The estate is adequately protected by state of the art security systems, alarms, and surveillance cameras, and the property is as impregnable as Fort Knox, and the entrance gate is manned by private security personnel. Underground parking facilities can accommodate up to thirty vehicles, and it is accessed directly from the main driveway.

There is a separate dwelling on the grounds, which is a beautifully designed, three-bedroom guesthouse. It was crafted by Frank Lloyd Wright way back in 1959, the year it was constructed. The house is shaped like a fish and was initially called The Marden House. It retains some original pieces of furniture, a few paintings, and it has stayed true to its original design. With a price tag of $63 million, it is undoubtedly for billionaires only!

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Airbus ACJ330neo 2018 Private Jet $300 Million

Airbus has recently launched a brand new corporate jet rebranding with new colour schemes and aircraft names. The ACJ330neo is a fully-fledged member of the Airbus family of VIP wide-bodied corporate jetliners, and worthy of the Airbus corporate jet logo. The prestigious aircraft can fly continuously for 14,800 kilometres, accommodate 25 passengers in complete luxury and is 58.37 metres long, and 17.73 metres high. The plane has been designed for the highly-demanding VIP and private markets. Airbus produces the largest and most modern corporate jets money can buy, and the ACJ330ne 2018 is top of the heap.

Airbus’ family-derived corporate jetliners have cabins that offer more than three times the standard cabin volume traditional business jets offer. It has a similar wingspan and length but provides infinitely more benefits for passengers where it really counts most, in the cabin. It can comfortably accommodate features such as six-seater circular tables, large bedrooms, proper corridors and spacious bathrooms complete with showers. This allows customers to fly in total comfort with ample space to enjoy either for a home or an office cabin set up.

The Airbus ACJ330ne 2018 corporate private jet delivers many standard features such as extra navigational aids, groundbreaking fuel-saving wingtip fences, and powerful weight-saving carbon brakes. The aircraft has a carbon fibre fuselage with a spacious Easyfit-provisioned interior. It can deliver higher capacity, better capability and improved comfort providing customers with a better and newer way to travel around the world for business or pleasure. Nothing can compare to the level of excellence and comfort the plane offers, with fuel efficiency and the latest technology incorporated into the design of the aircraft. With prices for the 2018 model hovering around the $300 million mark, the Airbus ACJ330ne 2018 Private Jet is out of reach to all but billionaires.

Airbus VIP Helicopter H160

Airbus VIP Helicopter H160 $22 Million 2019

The brand new 2019 Airbus H160 corporate helicopter is the king of the skies. An exclusive design, the highest standards of luxury and the most technologically advanced Airbus helicopter model combine to produce a chopper for the jet-set, celebrities and billionaires. The H160 is the very first all-composite, lightweight passenger helicopter, and it is capable of reaching a top speed of 185 miles an hour, with a range of 500 miles without refuelling. The cabin is one of the quietest of all choppers, and over one billion was spent on research and development before the new H160 was launched.

The interior cabin comes with various options. As a passenger chopper, it can accommodate 12 passengers. It can also be ordered with an office set-up and fewer passenger seats. The lush interior is upholstered in genuine, high-quality leather with wood finishes, and accented with chrome metal. Five design firms submitted options for the internal layout of the VIP luxury chopper. The result has been described by the company as a unique and unparalleled blend of innovative design coupled with high performance and fuel efficiency.

The aircraft has two newly designed fuel-efficient Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines. They are capable of creating over 1,300 shaft horsepower. The new high-tech Blue Eagle blades patented by Airbus have been built in such a way as to reduce the noise levels generated by the interaction between the edge of the blades and the vortex. The H160 helicopter can climb to altitudes of 20,000 feet and is capable of performed overhead turns at 2.2G, which is equivalent to jets. Never before has a chopper scaled such heights of luxury and technological brilliance! The new VIP H160 helicopter by Airbus bucks the trend and reaches new levels of supremacy in the skies!