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The new i8 hybrid by BMW

Dubbed ‘the most progressive car ever’ the new BMW i8 hybrid is a true work of mechanical art. The modern combination of a powerful sports and emission values of a compact car is something worth exploring. The i8 model observes perfect synchronization of the internal combustion engine with the electric motor.

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Offering progressive driving pleasure, the vehicle boasts impressive LifeDrive architecture and is built with ground-breaking materials. The layering design is a technical innovation worth mentioning as it perfectly builds on top of the well-known BMW design.
The plug-in hybrid marks the height of a development process that began in 2008 with the result being a fantastic vehicle that’s elegant in appearance, but with the functionality of a hybrid. Efficiency and dynamics blend to form this beast on wheels that is a worthy heir of the BMW name. The car is equipped with the brand’s signature EfficientDynamics standard that guarantees reduction of emissions and fuel consumption with a simultaneous increase in performance – something they’ve been employing in all of their models for years. The intelligent energy management and efficiency are increased by the new ActiveHybrid engine and the BMW eDrive concept.

BMW i8 hybridThe sporty driving experience completes the image of the urban, modern and sustainable hybrid car. The model’s striking aesthetics pursue functionality as well with more aerodynamics being included for maximum efficiency. The core of its sleek design is the powerful mixture of sustainability and efficiency with aesthetics and dynamics. Its design follows the classic BMW philosophy with the signature black design element running from the front, over the roof, and to the rear.
The BMW i8 is retailing for £99,895 with one of its more striking features being the signature Louis Vuitton luggage set that’s been exclusively designed for the BMW i8 series. Produced entirely by carbon fibres- it matches the passenger compartment for a unique driving experience of unmatched luxury and comfort. See more luxurious cars hereBMW i8 hybrid

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Audi R8 V10 Spyder

The convertible version of Audi ‘s 10-cylinder R8 supercar known as the R8 V10 Spyder, is an excellent example of a seamless transition to a more docile automobile with extreme performance capabilities. With coupé and drop-top versions of the model buyers can enjoy one of the most appealing supercars that have hit the market in recent years. A powerful mix of driving dynamics, astounding functionality and remarkable design are the core elements of the new Audi.

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Powered by a 5.2-liter engine, this allows for a 525 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 391 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. Maximum performance times are achieved with the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with the car hitting 60 mph from in 3.6 seconds. The quattro four-wheel drive system distributes output evenly to the front and rear axles. This boots acceleration as well as increases the stability of the car.

Audi R8 V10 Spyder

The sleek design of the exterior is only outmatched by the luxurious materials used throughout the interior for the creation of the ultimate driving experience. Buyers can choose from additional perks, such asNappa leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim and alcantara headliner. One of the more remarkable elements of the model is the infotainment system with navigation and entertainment features merged into one accessible MMI output. A a navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic, seven-speaker, 12 speaker, and 465-watt Bang & Olufsen AM/FM/CD stereo system are amongst the other additions that the model boasts.

The Diamond Stitch Full Leather Package is standard for the model and provides unrivalled driving comfort and elegance. The new ceramic brakes provide a unique blend of strength, lightness and increased resistance. All-LED headlights with exceptional brightness and clarity, and an adaptive suspension with selectable modes contribute to the superior performance and awe-inspiring power.

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The base price for the R8 V10 Spyder is $129,400 without taxes with a long list of optional extras to choose from.

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Porsche 911 Turbo S GB Edition

The ultimate limited-edition anniversary model has been released by Porsche 40 years after the iconic 911 Turbo hit the market. Apart from turning into the standard against all sports cars are measured against, Porsche has another decided advantage – the sleek design of its coupés and unmatched luxury of the interior.

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This new edition features a patriotic Union Flag design on the storage box in addition to black leather seats, and Guards Red stitching. As part of the £150,237 purchase price every buyer receives a personalized cover and a unique photo book detailing the creation process of the car. Technically – Porsche have decided to stick with the original 3.8-litre, flat-six turbocharged engine that is infamous for its blistering acceleration and “turbo lag”. The 560 horsepower are distributed to all four wheels thanks to Porsche’s seven-speed, dual-clutch PDK transmission.

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The Turbo S GB Edition sports impressive safety features such as rear-wheel steering and active aerodynamics that make it more stable and manageable on the road.

On the design front it’s nice to see the brand has retained its classic sleek shape with gloss-black wheels, rear spoilers, mirrors and door handles in a classic 70’s style. Special carbon sill guards and a carbon interior trim package contribute to the classic appeal of the model. Available only to UK buyers only 40 cars will be manufactured in a selected choice of colours – GT Silver, white or Guards Red.

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While the form, the lines and the conceptual design bare the true 911 identity, the new Turbo S GB Edition boasts unique proportions that place it in a league of its own. The wings have been redesigned to be higher than the lid and the interior has been modelled with close consideration of the driver’s comfort. The powerful 3.8 litre engine allows for a 0 to 100 acceleration for the impressive 3.1 seconds.

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Britain’s first supercar – The Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Hitting the streets in 1977, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a classic that has recently re-captured the attention of collectors. Immortalised by the Bond movie Goldfinger, the £500,000 old-school Aston is the epitome of power, high performance and style. The hand built V8 set new standards in terms of exclusivity and driving experience.

Built out of the standard AMV8, it replaced theDB6 in 1967, receiving a 5.3-litre, eight-cylinder engine that gives it extra power. This allows for a potential top speed of 170mph and a hefty boost to a 380 horsepower. This defines the car’s aggressive personality and superior performance. Its luxurious appearance is enhanced by an exquisite wooden dashboard, integrated tea-tray spoiler and smoother bonnet bulge.

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The Aston Martin V8 Vantage boasts beautiful details, such as a blanked bonnet vent and a separate rear spoiler. The interior is decorated to a superb finish with fine black leather. Other additions that help the model stand out from the rest of the edition are the bigger carburetors and Nimrod racing-type heads that enhance the performance.

The model is exceptional not only for its collector’s value and performance features, but also because of its value as the first enhanced convertible released commercially. Aston’s high-performance drophead coupé boasts camshafts, increased compression ratio, larger inlet valves, bigger carburettors mounted on new manifolds for increased output and luxurious interior.

The performance is pretty impressive with 0 to 60mph acceleration for 5.3 seconds. The model is a five-speed manual, although customizations allow for an automatic shift change. This is a car of truly iconic status –one that marked the beginning of years of engineering advancement and exceptional design for Aston Martin, and a one-in-a-million chance to own a little bit of history.

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Putting a price on classic beauty

Ultramodern automobiles may be desirable due to their functionality, performance and staggering technology, but there is something their older counterparts possess that tips the scale in the favour of the latter, and that is timeless class. It’s difficult to put a price on something that was the epitome of elegance and style on the road a century ago, but the following models come pretty close to it1956 Maserati A6G 2000 Gran Sport Berlinetta Frua.

Only real connoisseurs will fully comprehend the value of this vintage gem. Only four of the kind were built, making it a real prized collector’s item. For a price of £920,000 you get a bulletproof inline-6 engine, aluminium body, Perspex windows and a beige leather interior.

1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport SWB 

With an estimated value of £310,000 – £460,000, this is a fine luxury automobile from an era long gone. It’s renowned as one of the most powerful racing cars of its time and with only a handful being made. Amongst some of of Talbot-Lago’s hallmarks are the long crankshaft and the aluminium engine.

1949 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport SWB

1960 Facel Vega Excellence

The model is open and airy in design, swift and luxurious. Valued at £46,000 – £61,300 this model actually introduced pillarless suicide doors, beating the Lincoln Continental by 5 years. Only seven cars were built with the originally intended Chrysler’s 392ci Hemi V8 – it is extremely rare to come across one of these.

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1936 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic X76 Coupé Junior

Designed by Louis Bionier the car has a unique baroque appearance in combination with surprisingly modern engineering. It has a 2.5-litre six-cylinder Knight sleeve valve engine, monocoque body, torsion bar suspension and hydraulic brakes. Less than 25 cars of the model were made during 1936 and 1937 with the coach borrowing some of the stylistic features of the Panoramique. Currently priced at £19,000 – £27,000

1936 Panhard et Levassor Dynamic X76 Coupé Junior

1963 Porsche 356C

One of the most iconic speedsters, the vintage Porsche boasts racing-style bucket seats, removable side curtains instead of roll-up windows and a low windshield. The series were built with a variety of pushrod four-cylinder engines, disc brakes and the most powerful pushrod engine for the time. Expensive to restore due to being built before Porsche started to rust-proof cars, the model is valued at £15,400 – £23,000.

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Bentley’s need for Mulsanne Speed

A new offer from Bentley sees the brand reinvent itself in a truly memorable way – one that combines appearance with substance of style. You would be pressed to encounter an automobile that’s more powerful, dynamic and provides a more eloquent expression of class and luxury than the new Mulsanne Speed.

The model boasts staggering features, such as the revised 6.75 litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which boosts acceleration, power and torque. This results in a top speed of 190mph and a 0 to 60mph acceleration of 4.8 seconds. It handles well on the road thanks to its impressive weight of 2,685kg.

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When it comes to design – the Mulsanne Speed lives up to expectations with its striking new detail work that accentuates the classic beauty of the brand. Among the subtle changes to the model are: the darker tint of the trademark matrix grille, lower bumper apertures, headlamps, rear lights and wing vents. The new unique 21’’ wheel design completes the timeless look.

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The Mulsanne benefits from 13% efficiency improvements that provide 50 miles (80km) more range from the same sized engine and fuel tank, which is truly impressive. The car is as efficient as it is awe-inspiring and it offers superb control and driving experience thanks to improved Sport settings for the throttle, suspension and steering.

The cabin is equipped with a 14-speaker audio system with Digital Signal Processing that consists of 20 custom-made speakers, the world’s most powerful production amplifier and eight DSP modes. The sporting edge throughout the interior and exterior is achieved through the skilful use of handcrafted details.

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With a base price of £252,000 the model can be fitted with the state-of-the-art Sub-Zero ICBB142S/S/TH fridge for an extra £13,650. Overall, the new Mulsanne Speed combines the best not of two, but of three worlds – the speed of a Porsche, the comfort of the Jaguar and the fine-handling of a Ferrari.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II

The member of the Ghost family is the essence of Rolls-Royce in its simplest, purest form – it’s basically class incarnate. Dramatic and graceful, the unique blend of cutting-edge technology and luxurious design creates the ultimate dynamic drive. In the true style of the brand the extension of their Ghost series is a powerful, yet subtle automobile that retains the BMW-derived, 563bhp, 12-cylinder, 6.6-litre engine of its predecessor. The main changes are on the aesthetic front and barely visible, although the extra 17 cm of legroom is definitely worth noting.

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In terms of technology – the Rolls Royce Ghost II adopts the “satellite-aided transmission” used in the two-door Wraith model for better, smoother navigation. The new slick “infotainment” set-up is controlled by a console-mounted knob with a touchscreen top and is nothing short of impressive. In addition to the on-board wifi and aircraft-style head-up display projected onto the windscreen there is voice-command system to complete the luxurious experience.

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The brand has retained the signature, instantly-recognisable shape of the LED headlights, but has accentuated the powerful look of the car with a subtle sculpting of the bumper. In combination with the chrome finishes on the lower grille, the Ghost II boasts a contemporary feel in addition to uncompromising proportion and elegance. A pleasant surprise is the fact that it hasn’t lost speed at the expense of its truck-like 2.6 tonnes and is able to remain unfeasibly fast.

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The exquisitely-finished black veneer, seashell leather and lambswool floor mats create an interior that is difficult to be outmatched in luxury and comfort. Every single detail – the folding picnic tables, massage seats, panoramic sunroof and 18-speaker sound system have been tailored specifically to the Ghost’s interior for a superb feel and look.

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All in all – it delivers in terms of performance, appearance and driving experience. The retail price hasn’t been announced yet, although the previous model is available for the base price of $250,000, so it’s safe to presume the sequel will put it in the stratosphere of the automotive market.

C J Wilson’s Cerberus Pearl McLaren P1

C J Wilson’s Cerberus Pearl McLaren P1

Are you ready for another amazing Mclaren P1 edition? L.A. Angels of Anaheim pitcher C.J. Wilson got himself a car with a exceptional paint job and rims finished in brushed gold. The owner himself has shared some amazing photos of his P1 standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon.

In broad daylight CJ Wilson’s McLaren P1 reflects orange and red, while at night reflects blue and purple! Yeah, who would have thought that all these colours would look so powerful. It’s truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

McLaren P1 features a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 engine. Together with an electric motor it produces a combined 903 hp. The electric motor can be deployed manually by a driver or left in automatic mode. The concept car debuted back in 2012 at the Paris Motor Show, while deliveries to retail customers began in the UK in October 2013. The professional baseball pitcher CJ Wilson and Frank Stephenson developed the Cerberus Pearl, extraordinary edition of this powerful car.

Pagani Huayra 730 S Edition

Pagani Huayra 730 S Edition

After the famous Huayra “La Monza Lisa”, this is the second one-off Pagani Huayra in its history, made on special commission for Alejandro Salomon from Mexico City. The Pagani Huayra 730 S is truly a special car, that offers incredible levels of performance and luxury.

Mexican movie producer and entrepreneur, Alejandro Salomon, informed everyone about the order of one-off Huayra via his instagram account. He designed his new car to combine his two favorite Zondas: the Tricolore and the Zonda R.

Pagani Huayra 730 S Edition will have 730 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque. As you can notice, this is the same figure as a normal Huayra. It will be able to reach a top speed of 230 mph. The car will be also fitted with the 6.0-liter, M158, biturbo V-12, and Alejandro has requested Pagani to fit their upgraded exhaust system in the Huayra.

The exterior of the car will adorn blue paint with Tricolore lines on the top and gold Zonda R lines on the side of the car. To add a little more unusual look to this car, Pagani Huayra 730 S Edition will spot golden Zonda R wheels. The interior is no less luxurious, it will be fitted with a high-end steam-punk leather straps, carbon fiber panels and many other fancy things.

New Exclusive Limited Edition Porsche Panamera

New Exclusive Limited Edition Porsche Panamera

Porsche’s latest reveal based on the top-of-the-line Panamera Turbo S Executive will be restricted to 100 examples. This is the first model to feature new rear-seat entertainment system. The Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series will officially be presented to the audience for the first time at the Los Angeles Motor Show this month. It features a lot of fancy upgrades on the saloon’s exterior and interior.

The exterior of the car boasts a unique two-tone black and brown paint-job along with a set of 20-inch Sport Classic wheels painted black. It comes with the 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 570 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. of torque. The car is available to order now and price starts at €249,877.

Exclusive limited Edition Porsche Panamera will be offered as a left-hand drive only. True beauty and luxury of this car are hidden in its interior. All of the seats are covered in Poltrona Frau leather in Agatha Chestnut Brown color.

The car also features the Rear Seat Entertainment System Plus, including two high resolution 10.1-inch touchscreens with integrated cameras for video calling and DVD players. As a special addition, the car adorns Burmester high-end surround sound system.