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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.

The most expensive Range Rover ever

The most expensive Range Rover ever

Land Rover SVO and Holland & Holland unveil most luxurious special edition model completely decked out in the finest soft-touch leather, while the car’s woodwork comes from sustainably sourced French walnut.

Holland & Holland is a British gun-maker which offers handmade sporting rifles and shotguns. In addition to this, the car comes with its own gun cabinet! Just 40 units are slated for production. A custom metallic green hue alongside special edition makes the car incredibly stylish.

“The whole SVO team is very proud of this car, a bespoke design, which perfectly meets the very particular needs of Holland & Holland’s customers,” said Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations managing director John Edwards. “This shows the huge potential of SVO, which encapsulates both off- and on-road performance as well as luxury and craftsmanship.”

Priced at $285,000 (£180,000), the Range Rover Holland & Holland is based on the standard long-wheelbase Range Rover Autobiography Black. Inside of the car you will also find embroidered Holland & Holland logos and engraved metallic accents. The car is available with a choice of a 339-hp 4.4-liter SDV8 diesel and 510-hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8.

Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina

Ferrari Sergio by Pininfarina

Extraordinary Ferrari concept that made its debut last year at the Geneva Motor Show was built as a tribute to the legendary Italian designer, Pininfarina Sergio. The concept has now gone one step further and Ferrari will produce the Pininfarina Sergio for very six lucky customers.

All six cars have been already sold, so unfortunately you will not be able to order this amazing car. A very lucky owners were snapped up by six of Ferrari’s most loyal customers who were invited by the automaker to place an order. The exact price of the car has not been released yet but the Pininfarina Sergio will certainly cost more than one million dollar.

Pininfarina Sergio is based on the 458 Italia but it looks quite different and much more powerful as you can already notice from the picture above. The two-seater has a retro-futuristic look and it features 4.5-liter V8 engine tuned to deliver 562 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels.

Paolo Pininfarina, chairman of the Pininfarina Group had this to say “My father would be proud of this concept car because it expresses the aesthetic values that always inspired him: the purity of the lines, the harmony of form, and balance.” Deliveries of the six Sergios are expected in 2015.

Novitec Torado Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Novitec Torado Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

Novitec Torado revealed their latest tuning package for the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. Since the beginning in 1989, the focus of Novitec has been the Italian Sports Car. Novitec Group is a German tuner specializing in various car brands. The branch dedicated to Ferrari is called Novitec Rosso while Torado is the one which works on Lamborghini. Novitec Tornado’s latest program for the Aventador Roadster includes changes relating to performance and visual modifications. The result is an amazing wild bull that looks incredibly powerful.

The material used to enhance the open-top bull is carbon fiber and there are a new carbon fiber front lip spoiler, side sills, mirror covers, a fixed extremely aggressive rear wing and new rear air diffuser. The new side skirts maximise aerodynamic efficiency.

The standard Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster carries a 6.5-liter V12 engine that generates 700 horsepower. Now, thanks to Novitec Torado, the engine was boosted to 727 horsepower and 709 Nm of torque.

Novitec offers a new stainless steel exhaust system (which is 26 kg lighter when compared with the standard one) and also installed upgraded engine management software. Wheels measure 20×9 at the front and wear 255/30 Pirelli P Zero rubber while at the back they are 21×13 and are topped off with P Zero tyres measuring 355/25.

Alaskan Diamond White McLaren P1

Alaskan Diamond White McLaren P1

McLaren Newport Beach has delivered seventh McLaren P1 hypercar finished in a stunning looking Alaskan Diamond White. It’s equipped with unique features produced by McLaren Special Operations including red ‘P1’ logo on the carbon fiber engine cover, red ‘P1′ embroidery on seats, gloss black wheels, carbon fiber instrument cluster top, carbon fiber vent bezels, a titanium exhaust tip and much more.

McLaren has introduced P1 at the Geneva Motor Show last year. The model has been put into production in the same year and it’s currently being offered in a two-door coup body style.

This stunning McLaren P1 is powered by the twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8, backed up by an electric motor. The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine from the 12C delivers 727 hp at 7,300 rpm and 531 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm, while the electric motor delivers 176 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Together the total system output equates to 903 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, sent to the rear-wheel drive through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.