Porsche 918 Spyder

The late 80:s was an exhilarating year for motorsports. The Group B rally was in its prime and the Group B cars were faster than the Formula 1 cars of that same period. The group B rules demanded that in order to participate with a certain car, manufacturers had to produce 200 street legal units of that exact car. In 1987 the Porsche 959 debuted as a ready streetcar and it held the title “ the worlds fastest street-legal car” until Ferrari released the holy grail that is the Ferrari F40.

Now, in 2012 the situation has some similarities. Porsche latest creation, the 918 Spyder is in its last stages of design and as you may know Ferrari’s latest ultra car, the F70, is also looming in the near future. We have yet to see whose car will roam the streets first.

The 918 Spyder is a technical showcase for Porsche, just as the 959 was and to quote the lead designer of the project Dr. Frank Walliser: “We’re not doing cars with technology like this just for engineering fun but to be able to implement this tech onto future Porsches”.

The engine is delivering a mind-blowing 795 bhp (I did had to check that one twice) and it is a development of the engine used in Le Mans. The engine is really an engine system containing a 4.6 liter V8, packing 540 bhp, and two electric motors delivering an additional 243bhp. It boots like a computer, glides away totally silent just to switch over to its fuel-fed engine and blast away in excess of 300 km/h.

The car weighs in at 1700 kg and it is stuffed with enough electronics and gadget to keep any car fantast satisfied. Personally I’m a huge fan of the top mounted, bat mobile-style, exhaust pipes.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the future, get it here.

Author: Olle Elander Wistén


McLaren MP4-12C

McLaren racing heritage is undeniable. Any person interested in car could probably tell you something about the McLaren F1 and/or the impact it had on the automobile industry back in 1992. Some, including myself, will say the F1 emerges as one of the greatest events in car history.

In 1998 the F1 set the record for the fastest road car in the world, topping at a whopping 242.95 mph (390.99 km/h) and the McLaren F1 still is more aerodynamic than many exotics produced two decades later.

The McLaren MP4-12C is the first production car since the F1 to be completely designed and produced by McLaren. As with both the Lamborghini Aventador and the Sesto Elemento (or any F1 racing car for that matter) the MP4-12C is built around a carbon fibre tub. McLaren has gone mental with the use of carbon fibre bringing down the total weight to 1,301 kg.

A twin-turbo V8 delivers 592 bhp and the redline starts at 8,500 rpm with 80% of torque available from just 2,000 rpm. MP4-12C meaning McLaren Projects 4, the C stands for Carbon and 12 refers to McLaren’s internal Vehicle Performance Index through which it rates key performance criteria both for competitors and for its own cars.

If you call yourself a racing enthusiast this is the car for you. Pick it up in our shop.

Author: Olle Elander Wistén


Wally One

In my entry about the J-Craft I stated that I would have a hard time choosing between that and a Wally Tender. Wally is a Monaco based company, which led me to quite a few doubts whether or not the Monegasques can produce something of quality.

My family has had a Wally tender in Croatia for the last three years and I’ve spent quite a few hours behind the rudder. I don’t have too much experience with power boats, this however is a dream to pilot. When time came for Wally to update their tender, the Wally one was presented.

Wally’s founder and president Luca Bassani Antivari said “Wally One is an exercise in giving our customers more for less – more performance, technology and comfort with less overall length, consumption and cost. It has been designed as more of a day boat than its predecessor with flexible seating, increased sunbed space and a host of modern conveniences.”

You still get the impressive 42 feet long hull and power to match (630 bhp from dual Yanmar engines) but at a cheaper price than it’s predecessor. The Tender with dual V8:s that delivers 820 bhp started at 875.000 euro, performance that is match by the just as big, 300.000 euro cheaper Wally One.

Get this over the J-Craft torpedo and you will get more speed, better fuel consumption and still have money to spare for watches and champagne.

Author: O.E.W

SLS AMG Coupe Black Series, (C 197), 2012

Merdeces-Benz SLS AMG

Between the two famous summer villages Båstad and Torekov runs an amazing road called “the italian road”. It so happens to be the place where I met my first love.
At a particular point of the road one can find a sweet spot with a gorgeous view over the ocean. Annually a meeting about the most beautiful car ever made is hosted there – the 300SL.

As the SLR became outdated Mercedes-Benz needed something new and fresh to replace it. In my opinion the SLS was the right guy for the job. I also think it was the right decision to wait with the 300 SL tribute until technology allowed for Mercedes-Benz to do it justice.

The SLS is an awesome car with a V8 delivering 563 bhp.
One might think that its properties would resemble that of the “normal” SL but where the SL is an autobahn-tourer the SLS has a more track-oriented approach to life.

Mercedes-Benz will release the SLS AMG in at least 5 different versions. The regular SLS AMG, the SLS AMG Electric Drive (powered by 4 electric engines), SLS AMG GT (tuning, updated transmission and suspension), SLS AMG Roadster (Convertible, best car in the world according to Jeremy Clarkson) and the unholy beast, SLS AMG Black Series. The Black Series is set to hit the market in Q2, 2014. They amped up the output to 622, raised the redline from 7200 to 8000 rpm and lowered its weight by 70kg.

After you’ve watched what Clarkson has to say about the roadster you should head over to The Billionaire Shop to acquire your own.

author: O.E.W


Aston Martin Rapide Deluxe

When the Rapide was launched in 2010, 21 years had passed since Aston Martin put our their previous four-door high performance sport sedan. Aston Martin felt they had the possibility to establish themselves once again on this particular market.

You can clearly distinguish visual features from the DB9, on which the Rapide is based upon. Power is delivered by a 6.0 liter V12 accumulating 470 bhp. A lot of effort has gone into making this a comfortable luxury sedan yet retaining the Aston Martin racing lineage.

To up the comfort even more, Aston Martin released the Rapide Deluxe where customers are granted access to a wide array of exclusive colors called “Fast Track” colors. The interior up The rear seat features new multimedia screens heating, ventilation and electric adjustability.

Among the color options that can be incorporated into the handcrafted interior upholstery we can choose between the following colors: Piano Black, Bamboo, Tamo Ash, Double Apex Nexus Alloy and Alloy. The tilt-telescoping steering wheel will of course be in the same material. A custom set of 6 pieces of luggage can be ordered, also in the same material.

Personally I feel pictures doesn’t do the Rapide justice, you just have to see it in real life. Get it at our shop

Author: O.E.W


How to become a billionaire

Do it like David Choe! Back in 2005 the then-President of Facebook Sean Parker asked David if he could paint their new offices. He offered David a few thousand dollars in cold hard cash or just the equivalent in company stocks. Fortunately for David he picked the stocks, which is now worth about 200 million dollars.

The most definite route to become a millionaire is to attend a top ranked university. Of the 469 Americans on Forbes’ most recent list of the world’s billionaires, 50 received at least one degree from Harvard, 30 received one from Stanford and 19 received one from Yale. Sometimes just attending for a little while will suffice, 5 dropouts from the New York University managed to reach billionaire status.

Play lotto. Big world wide lotteries has produced it’s fair share of extraordinary wealthy people. While maybe not the easiest route it is by far the most comfy one. At Multilotto you can play on the worlds biggest lotteries. Good luck!

Author: O.E.W


Lamborghini Aventador (LP700-4)

When time came for Lamborghinis previous monarch, the Murcielago, to abdicate, he left the throne for the new heir – the Aventador.

As a descendant of extremely potent mid-engined kings the Aventador surely had a lot to live up to. You can clearly distinguish visual features from the epic Reventon and the family pedigree boasts names like Countach and Diablo.
Plenty of work has also gone into weight reduction, with a carbonfibre ‘tub’ and a body that’s built from a mixture of composite and aluminium.

A 6.5 liters V12 zooms the Aventador from standing to a 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds. However, unlike many of it’s competitors such as the Veyron and the MP4, the Aventador doesn’t have that seamless dual clutch gearbox. In short, this means that shifting will express itself in a much more dramatic and brutal fashion.

This gearbox together with the loud V12 and enormous rear tires conjoins in what really represents a true Lamborghini.
Lamborghini wanted to make this a vehicle you could use everyday and the Aventador actually performs excellent in urban areas.

The steering is light and precise, and it’s possible to trundle along at normal traffic speeds. Motor trend called it “the friendliest V12 super car in the world”.
Despite this it’s still a Lambo. Raw, noisy, intimidating and yet so capable. Get your own at our shop, you won’t regret it.

Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater

Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Tourbillon

I’m a big fan of minute repeaters. I’m not so sure I’d like the attention the chiming would bring but the engineering behind it is totally awesome. This particular piece is a combination of a flying tourbillion and a minute repeater.
It is available in either rose gold or platinum, with the latter material beeing the “loudest”. The grade 5 titanium produce a sound level of 68 (!!) decibels, compared to the rose gold, which produces 63.

The entire watch has been developed and produced in-house by Cartier and it took them about 4 years. 447 individual pieces are required to compose the caliber 9402 MC, which is manually wound.

Normally minute repeaters are slide-activated, however, the Rotonde the Cartier is activated through the push of a button.
Check out the video below and then head over to TBS to pick up your own.

// O.E.W

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Rolls Royce Phantom

The Presidential double RR. Top gears “Car of the year” 2003. Eternal icon of the rich and famous. One of the few cars that even our grand parents remember and recognize. There is much to be said of the luxury-(s)wagon that originates from Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce.

The first generation of phantoms hit the market back in 1925 and is has been followed by 8 newer generations. Currently the flagship of the english automobile house that is Rolls Royce.

Customers can choose from 44.000 different paint jobs and specify any leather colors. The instrument cluster is not shared with any other vehicle and is has a “power reserve” dial. The famous suicide doors houses teflon-coated umbrellas and the classic “Spirit of Ecstasy” ornament has an automatic electronic retraction mechanism to prevent it from being stolen. The RR logos on each wheel hub floats just like modern spinner rims and of course the Phantom also features a fridge.

Rolls-Royce has been known to promote true customization, delivering fully bullet proof vehicles, vehicles with safes and my favorite: 12k sterling starlight roof.

Powered by a V12 from BMW these things run like a dream. Check out the video below and then head over to TBS to pick up your Phantom: Double R Phantom


Two weeks ago I did an entry on the RM053, the polo watch from Richard Mille. While it is a pretty impressive piece of machinery it might not be the most practical or subtle watch. The RM027 can’t really add “subtlety” to it’s resume either but at least it’s less flamboyant than the RM053.

Richard Mille has since he first produced a tourbillion in titanium fought the perceived value of titanium being to light and not luxurious enough. However time is witness of RM watches being luxury impersonated, through means of combining lightness and high-technology.

One must really appreciate the complexity of a task such as designing a watch for a super athlete. Especially for one like Rafael Nadal where ANY change in his environment might translate into poor performance. By creating an alloy out of titanium and LITAL (lithium, aluminum, copper, magnesium and zirconium) Richard Mille was able to achieve a movement weight of just 3.83 grams. Thats right, 3.83 grams.

The watch weighs in at a total of 20 grams, giving it the ability to float on water. I could write a witty reference of Jesus walking on water here but I won’t. Suffice it to say that it is the first time a timekeeper has been on the wrist of a grand slam player.

Ella Ling / Richard Mille

If I were to compare this watch to a car it would have to be the legendary Ferrari F40. It so luxurious there isn’t any luxury left! After all it has been on the wrist of Rafa every game since he got it.