Tag Archives: Luxury Car

Ferrari 458 Spider – drop-top V8 mid-rear engine convertible

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(credit: Ferrari) Ferrari 458 Spider | US$tba | www.ferrari.com

if you are still mourning the end of F430 convertible, then it is time to stop. Ferrari is back in the retractable roof-over-the-engine bay game with the 458 Spider, the world’s first V8 mid-rear engine with an all-aluminum retractable hard top. i am surprised that there’s even space for a soft top, not to mention a hard one. apparently there is and it is looking real sexy. at a touch of a button, the hard top retracts and stow neatly under the rear deck lid in just 14-seconds. the new 458 Spider also benefits from class-leading levels of handling and driving dynamics, thanks to its brilliant engineering solutions that include strengthening of the sill extrusions and structural buttresses and it boast a weight distribution of 42/58. Continue reading Ferrari 458 Spider – drop-top V8 mid-rear engine convertible

Aston Martin V12 Zagato for mid-2012 with limited units

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(credit: Aston Martin) Aston Martin V12 Zagato | £330,000.00 | www.astonmartin.com

ahead of its Frankfurt Motor Show debut, Aston Martin has announced the availability of the hand-assembled Aston Martin V12 Zagato. two models will make their appearance at this prestigious motor show. the pair nicknamed ‘Zig’ and ‘Zag’ will go on show along side with the “largest display of contemporary Aston Martins ever seen at a motor show.” i shall spare you the lengthy read on how what ‘Zig’ and ‘Zag’ are but for the curious minded, hit past the jump for the official press release. Continue reading Aston Martin V12 Zagato for mid-2012 with limited units

Maserati GranCabrio Fendi designed by Silvia V. Fendi

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(credit: Maserati) Maserati GranCabrio Fendi | US$tba | www.maserati.com

we thought the 500 by Gucci is the last we would see in Italian automaker and Italian fashion brand collaboration but we were wrong. Italian luxury automaker Maserati has teamed up with fellow Italian designer fashion brand Fendi for a special edition and no doubt, limited Maserati GranCabrio, dubbed as Maserati GranCabrio Fendi. on the exterior, the Fendi x Maserati GranCabrio GranCabrio is distinguished by a special dray grey with an iridescent golden finish – a three-layered color finish which Maserati calls it the Grigio Fiamma Fendi. Continue reading Maserati GranCabrio Fendi designed by Silvia V. Fendi

Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]

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(credit: Infiniti) 2012 Infiniti JX Crossover | US$tba | www.InfinitiUSA.com

after much anticipation, the Infiniti JX concept crossover finally broke its cover at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last week. though the public may have a glimpse of the real deal but no hard specifications were announced. well, at least not in the press release anyway. what is known is that the crossover will be a three-row, seven-seater luxury crossover and will be joining the Infiniti lineup sometime in Spring 2012. the eventual JX crossover will include safety features such as Blind Spot Intervention and a new safety feature dubbed as Backup Collision Intervention. the latter acts much like the reverse sensor that detects crossing objects behind the vehicle and, if necessary, the system will automatically put the brakes on to prevent any potential collision. Continue reading Infiniti officially unveil the JX Concept crossover [photos]

2013 Lexus GS 350 lands in 86 countries in February 2012

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(credit: Lexus) 2013 Lexus GS 350 | US$tba | www.lexus.com

Lexus premiered its all-new GS 350 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last weekend. drawing its inspiration from the Lexus LFA supercar, the all-new GS sports a new aerodynamic body on a completely new platform with a wider stance and stiffer structure. fitted with an advanced 3.5-liter V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) mated to a six-speed sequential shift automatic transmission (with paddle shifters). this 306 horsepower luxury sports sedan is capable of making the century sprint in just 5.7 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 142 mph (229 km/h). alongside the signature spindle grille is the deep-set high-tech headlights and L-shaped LED daytime running lamps – 26 LEDs in total to be exact. Continue reading 2013 Lexus GS 350 lands in 86 countries in February 2012

Infiniti launches 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD limited edition model

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(credit: Nissan) 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD Limited Edition | US$52,550.00 | www.InfinitiUSA.com

along with the announcement of the refreshed 2012 Infiniti FX performance luxury crossover yesterday, Infiniti also announced an FX35 AWD Limited Edition model. price from $51,500, the LE model features an exclusive Iridium Blue paint job, huge 21-inch 10-spoke graphite finish aluminum wheels, dark tinted headlights with Adaptive Front Light System (AFS) and auto leveling, and dark tinted side air vents and lower door trim. Continue reading Infiniti launches 2012 Infiniti FX35 AWD limited edition model

is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

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(image credit: Shadow Hawk) Shadow Hawk Super Terrain Vehicle | €1 million | shadowhawkvehicles.com

the automobile world is full of fancy acronyms, we have the MPV, the SUV and now STV is set to join the list. so what’s exactly is a STV? it simply means Super Terrain Vehicle but beyond its fancy namesake, is a vehicle that look more than like a pumped up Hummer complete with a full complement of armor plating and it is ready to tear up both on and off-road terrains at a moment notice. the folks behind this gorgeously menacing vehicle is Colorado-based Shadow Hawk, who promised to fill in the gap that the world been missing with its STV line of vehicles. Continue reading is Shadow Hawk STV the future incarnation of SUV?

Mercedes-Benz new luxuriously appointed G-Class

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(credit: Daimler) (above) Mercedes-Benz G-Class – BA3 Final Edition will come in two variants

Mercedes-Benz recently announced two new, luxuriously appointed G-Class models to usher in the spring season. enhancements are restricted mainly to aesthetic which includes extensive stainless steel package and AMG body kits. the two models, one is based on the short-wheelbase Station Wagon, while the other is based on the long wheelbase vehicle. in general, chrome package and other “comfort-enhancing” extras dominate these two models. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz new luxuriously appointed G-Class

Shayton Equilibrium: one for the power hungry connoisseur

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(image credit: PROVOCO) Shayton Equilibrium Supercar | about €1 million | shayton.eu

we try to resist posting such an alluring supercar but the magnetism of the Shayton Equilibrium denies us the power of resistance. alas, our resistance is futile and our will bent, crumpled to the ground as we drool over the beauty and power of the Shayton Equilibrium. the Shayton Equilibrium is a supercar destined to pit its sheer power and performance numbers against the likes of Bugatti, Lamborghini and Ferrari. Continue reading Shayton Equilibrium: one for the power hungry connoisseur

Rolls-Royce Apparition is the future luxurious hot rod

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(image credit: Jeremy Westerlund)

on the first look, the Apparition reminds me of the hot rods of the yesteryear but upon closer inspection, you will notice the driver is exposed to the elements while there’s a hint of an area for passengers to huddle at the rear. the Apparition is designed by Jeremy Westerlund, now a full-time designer, while he was studying at the Art Center school of design. the Rolls windshield-less design with an open-top cockpit reminisces the olden days carriages where the driver sits higher up at the front of the vehicle. Continue reading Rolls-Royce Apparition is the future luxurious hot rod