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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

RM027

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.

Boeing – 7×7

When trying to answer the question: “What is most typical for the rich and famous?” “Private jets” is a strong candidate.
The concept of Private jets arose in the early 60:s after the 2nd world war.

High purchase price, maintenance, storage and operational cost made the acquiring of “PJ:s” inaccessible to anyone but the most rich people in the world. In the 90:s “fractionalized ownership” became popular, allowing companies to share the expenses that comes with a “PJ”.

 As evolution followed is natural path, private aircrafts become easier to acquire leading up to the 11.000-something private aircrafts that are registered today.

As the wealthy grew accustomed to luxury on the ground it gradually was imposed on the transporters of the sky.
The Sultan of Brunei purchased his 747 for 100 million dollars. And he spent an additional 120 million dollars on his interior. This includes washbasins and a bathtub made out of solid gold.

Other famous owners of the Boing 7 are: Roman Abramovich, Donald Trump, Mark Cuban and the White House with the “Air Force One”. Currently they’re ranging from 130 million $ and up.

Soon, supersonic private jets hit the market brining back the performance of the Concorde. They will do NY – Paris in less than 2 hours.
In the meantime pick up your jet here.

Ferrari FF

“What trickery is this? A BMW Z4-Ferrari?” Those were my words, the first time I lay my eyes on the FF online. I didn’t find the big 4-seater very appealing. I dug deeper into some specifications to find out more. The engine is a further development of the V12 used in 599 GTB and the Ferrari Enzo.
Effectively the FF is a rear wheel drive with the power directed to the back wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Only when drive is needed at the front axle, power is taken directly from the engine into a second gearbox. There are no center differential just two separate gearboxes.

 

Ferrari wanted a car that was able to get their owners to their snow chalets and it proved to be a real challenge.
To prove that they succeeded the Italian automaker chose to set up the press test drive in the Dolomite Mountains in northwest Italy. There was one small problem with the location — the only way to get to the custom-made track, placed atop a ski resort, was by a chair lift. Problem is, the FF doesn’t fit. Ferrari used military choppers to freight their cars and the press to the top of the mountain.

 It wasn’t until mid summer 2012 that I saw the FF for the first time. I was on my way to a dinner in Monaco when I noticed the familiar rear end of something black and beastly on the lot in front of the restaurant. Instantly I come to the conclusion that the pictures seen on the Internet doesn’t do this car any justice at all. My pulse rose just from watching it. Later on I had the pleasure of hearing the start-up and the V12 sang a song that kept me thinking about it for several days to come.

Why would you want a Ferrari FF? Maybe it’s the thought of having a Ferrari that handle snow almost as well as it handels tarmac?? Maybe it is about finally having the ability to transport your whole family in a Ferrari? For me it is totally about being able to bring 3 friends along to share the experience of a car like this. Head over to TBS and get one for yourself.

The Woolworth Mansion Off Fifth Avenue

It is not every day you come across the chance to purchase a mansion listed on the National Register of Historic places. This particular one was, as the name implies, ordered by Frank Winfield Woolworth. He was the founder of F.W Woolworth, nowadays known as Foot Locker.
He engaged Charles Pierpont Henry Gilbert, the famed architect of mansions in the French Gothic style who had just completed a prime example at Fifth Avenue and East 79th Street known today as the Ukrainian Institute, to design one for him at 80th and Fifth Avenue.
The palatial estate has a history dating back to 1916, and mogul built it for his daughter, Helena McCann. It is surrounded by its two “sister” buildings, also built by Woolworth for his other daughters.

It has 1600 square meters divided between seven floors, and a dining room with a capacity to seat at least 50 people. It has bedrooms to facilitate least 12 people. Most of the rooms have gyms and bathrooms to them. Notable inhabitants of the Woolworth mansion were the Reynolds family of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Reynolds Aluminum and a writer/photographer named Monica Randall.

Originally it was listed for rent at a vein bursting 150.000 dollars a month but apparently they failed to get any takers. It said to be among the five most expensive real estates on the market with the somewhat dramatic price tag of 90 million dollars.

 

Pagani-Zonda-760RS

Pagani Zonda 760RS

You really have to appreciate the large supercar firms and all the money they put in to development these days. Today’s care are nothing but insane.
What’s more, you really have to appreciate the small supercar producers that are able to survive on the extremely competitive market.
Pagani is one of these producers and thanks to their customers they keep on producing spaceships. I will tell you about a particular 760RS buyer in a bit.

Earlier this year Pagani announced the most extreme Zonda to date: the Zonda 760RS.The reason for building this car is, according Horacio (the owner and founder), that their customers would like a Zonda R for the road. Let’s not forget that the Zonda R was built to combat Ferrari FXX and Maserati MC12 Corsa. Of course, the engine in the Zonda R, and many of the mechanical parts, are completely unsuited to a road car. Instead, Pagani managed to get the necessary horsepower from a more standard Zonda Cinque engine, ensuring some degree of comfort.It features a 760 bhp engine, some 90bhp more than the Zonda Cinque and 20 bhp more than the Zonda R. It tops off at around 350 km/h and gets to a 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds.
The first particular Zonda 760 RS was delivered to Chile; the second was named Zonda 760 LH and was delivered to a particular Lewis Hamilton.While maybe focus should be on Pagani’s latest car the “Hyuera” the more-than-twice as expensive 760RS concludes the production line that is the Zonda.

Pagani announced the 760 RS a few days before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and I earlier mentioned a particular Zonda 760RS customer. This client from Chile had really taken an interest in the 760RS and arranged for a visit to the Pagani factory in Modena on the day before the start of the Motor show. After a day of driving the Zonda he, while sitting on his private jet to Geneva, bought two 760 RS. That’s about 3.2 million pounds. Of course you need two; one for using, one for storing.

Heres a picture of Lewis in his brand new 760

Jalopnik

 

 

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