The official successor to the Gallardo was presented by Lamborghini earlier this week. The Aventador-design of the Huracán is coupledl with a 5.2 liter V10 engine putting out 610 horsepower. Curiously enough, the car comes loaded with fuel-saving features including start-stop system and according to Lamborghini it is capable of a 18.5 miles per gallon. No word on pricing yet but expect it to cost more than the outgoing Gallardo.
Those of you with an interest for watches might recall the watch controversy that occurred in the London Olympics 2012. The tournament was fully endorsed by Omega and only their timepieces were allowed any media coverage. When sprinter Yohan Blake wore a distinct yellow and green Richard Mille during the 100 meter heats the Olympic Committee was infuriated. The timepiece which was worth $500,000 of course received loads of attention in the media and while the Committee very loudly spoke about fining Blake and Richard Mille they did not.
On the 23rd of January 2013 it was time to release the 2.0 version, the RM059-01 Yohan Blake. The design is sure to divide opinions and it is everything but subtle. The timepiece is designed for sprinting be it both aerodynamically and movement-wise. Brilliant if you run a 100 meters for a living. This is one of our fabourite sport watches.
Pictures from WatchProsite.
Check out Richard Mille in the shop!
Jupiter Island, located just off the coast of Florida, is the home to some of the wealthiest people in the United States. Some notable residents include Tiger Woods, Gary Player and Nick Price. A soon to be “previous inhabitant” is Celine Dion who just recently put her estate out on the market. The $72 Million property features 10,000-square-foot main house with five other individual pavilions including the massive guest house, a beach house, pool house, and tennis center”. The main building includes a full size arcade hall and a fully automated closet.
The real kicker might be the water park and the listing co-agent said “Being the person that she is, it’s hard for her to get out of the house with the kids, so she created it for her and her family.”
End-game property no doubt!
Until this point, TheBillionaireShop have been an entity of sales, but with the Christmas spirit in our hearts we’ve decided we want to give something back, a Christmas present if you will.
As you might have figured out from the topic, it’s not ordinary price. It might be our favorite car, featured on the blog several times in different shapes and forms – The Lamborghini Aventador (scroll down just a bit).
To determine who deserves it the most or who wishes the hardest, TheBillionaireShop have implemented a nifty little facial recognition-feature. People can enter the competition either by wishing as hard as they possibly can on theirwebcam, or simply by buying a ticket.
Go check it out: https://www.thebillionaireshop.com/winthelambo/
The emperor of private jets! At $65 million, it’s the biggest, fastest, and overall best private jet money can buy. Capable of covering huge distances such as New York – Dubai and London – Buenos Aires whilst carrying 8 passengers. The cabin is flooded with natural lights and is also provided with richer air then other jets.
The Gulfstream G650 holds the current “around the world” record for any subsonic plane. It took 5 pilots 41 hrs. and 30 minutes to complete the full lap and they did so at a speed close to Mach 1.
This t-shirt in our store is dedicated to our love for the G650, which indeed is the best way to get around.
The latest and the best from the legendary Italian automobile house. Some might consider it old news this time around but it still deserves its own little space on the billionaire shop. In line with the latest hybrid-trend, the $1.3M LaFerrari derives its power from both a V12 and an electric engine. It is the most powerful Ferrari ever produced and the new hybrid technology decreases overall fuel consumption by 40%.
LaFerrari utilizes a carbon fiber monocoque structure developed by Ferrari’s F1 technical director Rory Byrne, with a claimed 27 percent more torsional rigidity and 22 percent more beam stiffness than the Enzo.
The first LaFerrari in UK, owned by Samuel Eto’o, is set to hit the streets any day now, just in time for Christmas.
Stumbling across this Yacht on the World Wide Web certainly struck a certain note. I feel that I lack the eloquence to properly describe the appearance of this extraterrestrial craft.
The design is signed Zaha Hadid, an Iraqi-British architect with the design of structures like the Guangzhou Opera House on her resumé.The idea is to design a new concept of super yachts, initially with a 128-meter prototype and later on, 5 fully-engineered 90-meter yachts.
“The exoskeleton structure of the upper section is an interwoven network of supports that vary in thickness and lend a natural aesthetic to the yacht’s external appearance; evoking the organic structural systems of natural marine formations and connecting the various levels and decks of the ship seamlessly via expressive diagonals.”
Being nothing but a layman I ask myself if all that “architecture” structuring is superfluous and contributes to unnecessary weight, drag, noise, and added maintenance. I am however very sure that the vessels will fill the purpose intended by their owners.
Just a few weeks ago a diamond the size of a plum were auctioned in Geneva for $83m dollars. the world record for a gemstone. This extraordinary stone had been estimated at $60m. This Diamond was found by De Beers in Africa 1999 and has since has an unknown amount of owners which all have remained incognito.
The 59.60-carat “Pink Star” weighs in at 11.92 grams being the largest in its class ever graded with the second biggest less than half its size. What makes it even more precious is the fact that it falls into a rare category with the purest diamond crystals and unmatched optical transparency, comprising less than two percent of all gem diamonds.
Perhaps someone is about to recieve a christmas gift out of the ordinary.
This Yacht is so special that it deserves a repost. In 2009 Wally announced a joint project with legendary French fashion house Hermès which they named WHY (Wally Hermès Yacht). The hull, which was tested in a secret facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, measures 58 x 38 meter and is driven by a diesel electrical engine. The construction of the hull allows for the boat to create a totally flat surface of calm water behind it, like an Olympic size pool, where you can swim in total peace. A surface of photovoltaic panels provides a substantial amount of the energy needed to power the ship.
The teak deck that surrounds the vessel serves as a coastal-path-inspired jogging track and in the forward end there’s a 25-meter long swimming pool.
The “Royal Oak Concepts” holds a very special place in the delicate world of horology, symbolizing cutting edge technology, without the spare of any expenses. The first RO Concept was released back in 2002 as a 30th-anniversary tribute to Audemars Piguet’s legendary octagonal Royal Oak.
The third and latest Royal Oak Concept features a titanium case with a white ceramic bezel, crown and push pieces instead of black, all heightening the contrast with the titanium case middle. However, Audemars Piguet has now gone one step further and incorporated ceramic into the movement itself, replacing the blackened upper bridge of Calibre 2913 with white ceramic. White ceramic is apparently nine times stronger than steel!
The Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon to be presented for the first time at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2014 (SIHH) in Geneva.