It is rare to see more than two Ferrari cars in the same place, what about 964 Ferraris? This should be something huge, and is a world record indeed!
Ferrari donated £5 for every car in the parade to BEN, a British charity that supports employees from the motor industry and their families (a total of $7832). Not so much as we were expected from a name like Ferrari.
964 Ferrari cars (worth over $162million) attended the Ferrari Driving Days event at Silverstone and paraded round the Silverstone circuit and set the world record. The previous record was 490 Ferrari cars and was achieved by Cornes & Company Limited at the Fuji Speedway Circuit, Shizuoka, Japan.
For $61,160 we can get a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition soon. Jeep will unveil this luxury car at the 2012 Paris Motor Show (29 September to 14 October 2012).
The new limited-edition model Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition will be offered exclusively in a Bright white exterior color. The distinctive exterior look of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Limited Edition model features a gloss-black grille surround and a black mesh grille texture. The “blacked-out” theme continues throughout the vehicle’s exterior, highlighting the Jeep logo on the hood and the badge on the front door. The new SRT Limited Edition model rides on extreme 20-inch tires that surround one-of-a-kind Black Vapor Chrome, five-spoke alloy wheels featuring a chromed center cap and chromed inserts. Additional exclusive details, such as a gloss-black liftgate light bar, gloss-black rear step pad and rear SRT badge with Black flag, complete the unique appearance of the new special-edition model. …
From September 19 to 22, the 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 will showcase a fleet of 103 superyachts.
The Monaco Yacht Show remains the world’s most awaited event in superyachting; it is the unique occasion in the year to admire the latest launches in yacht design and the new yachts praised by the industry in one and only spot. 61% of the yachts exhibited are less than 2 years-old.
This year, the average length of the superyachts at the Monaco show reaches 46.70 meters (Length overall) for 103 constructions exhibited. With 40 units, the 40/49.99-m segment is mostly represented, which is significant of the current market with an average length of 40 meters of yachts delivered and 47 meters for the yachts under construction.
If the 2012 edition stresses out the impressive figure of 73 superyachts over 40 meters, and 6 megayachts exhibited (80.11 metres of average length), amongst which 4 new deliveries for the +70-m segment: Nirvana (Oceanco shipyard, 88.5 metres), Hampshire II (Feadship Van Lent, 78.5 metres), Smeralda (Hanseatic Marine, 77 metres, exhibited by Burgess) and Mogambo (Nobiskrug, 73.51 metres).
The largest megayacht at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 is ATHENA (90 m, price $94,449,600, delivered in 2004) and the largest 2012 delivery exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 is NIRVANA (88.5 m, delivered in April 2012).
As a plug-in hybrid, the BMW Concept Active Tourer also provides a glimpse ahead to future drive variants in automobiles of the compact class. The eDrive concept familiar from the BMW i8 is used here for the first time in a model of the core BMW brand and will in future be the designation for all electric and plug-in hybrid drives. It covers all components of the electric drive, the electric motor developed by BMW, the lithium-ion battery and the intelligent engine control unit.
The interior of the BMW Concept Active Tourer is both transparent and refreshingly new. The open-pore laminated wood milled from a single block provides the visual link between the upper and low decor surfaces of the instrument panel. The door trim panels and seats are covered in light, velvety soft full-grain leather and smooth leather.
The Maxi Dolphin, a boatyard founded in 1987 by Vittorio Moretti unveil at Festival de la Plaisance in Cannes two new yachts: MD51 Power BELLAVISTA and GT (Gran Turismo). Both models have two 435hp Volvo Penta IPS 600 engines that guarantees a higher top speed, greater acceleration and improved performances with an incredible increase in efficiency compared with inboard engine systems.
Also, both editions were entirely created using the Sprint technology to obtain extremely robust motor yachts of a contained weight that make it possible to install engines of a lower capacity to those normally used in yachts of this size, thus guaranteeing a notable reduction in consumption.
MD51 Power BELLAVISTA: The colours of the exterior are metallic, dark red and black. The deck is produced from finest teak while the cushions and the extremely comfortable sofa come in quilted leather in a sophisticated ivory colour.
The interior surfaces are in wood, in precious finishes and essences, painted in oyster white. The interior sofas are in soft leather, available in the variants
ivory 2024 or blue 2242. The floor will be in leather in the elegant shades of blue or natural hide, or in peppercorn Loro Piana Byron Plain fabric. A stunning white marble is used for the kitchen surfaces, a blend of tradition and innovation, while an elegant blue marble is used for the bathroom surfaces. The basins and handles are in brass.
Singapore Airlines just announce availability of in-flight WiFi access for more than 40 new aircraft on firm order with Airbus and Boeing. The investment is valued at nearly US$400 million.
Passengers flying with Singapore Airlines can now access the internet for a fee.
Under the agreement, Panasonic Avionics will supply IFEC systems for 20 Airbus A350s due for delivery from 2014, as well as for 15 more Airbus A330-300 and eight more Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, deliveries of which are due to begin next year.
Boeing announce the delivery of the first Aeroloft installed on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 747-8 for VIP flying. You wonder what Aeroloft is?
The Aeroloft, designed and built by Greenpoint, provides 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space bringing the VIP-configured 747-8 to a total 5,179 square feet (481.2 square meters) of cabin space. Developed specifically for the BBJ 747-8, the Aeroloft is located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the airplane. It boasts eight private sleeping berths and a changing room providing a comfortable rest area during flight.
The Aeroloft provides private sleeping berths located above the main deck in the aft section of the new Boeing 747-8. The Aeroloft is installed with custom designed interior furnishings and a forward entry staircase.
VIP clients appreciate the benefit of providing passengers and guests a private rest area above the main deck for additional relaxation and comfort. You can watch the below video to better understanding of Aeroloft.
The only complain can be that there are no windows in private sleeping berths.
From September 11 to 16, Couach Yachts will present exclusively at the 2012 Cannes Boat Show the new 5000 Fly La Pellegrina, a superyacht fully built in Glass Kevlar (hull and superstructure).
Weighing only 290T, this more rigid, more solid, lighter and then faster vessel, which is also the symbol of new dynamics engaged by the yacht-maker on the boating global market, is able to cruise in amazing comfort at 28 kts in heavy sea conditions.
The Couach 5000 FLY flagship is a real head turner: carbon reinforced, new generation engines: 2xMTU 5300 HP mounted in “free-standing”, transatlantic range (4000 nm @ 12 kts). It is a versatile yacht capable of reaching 30 kts top speed or cruising at an economical speed: 200L/hr@12kts.
500m² living space including a 75m² salon and a 52m² master suite. For the first time ever, the advantages of a composite construction: light, easy to manoeuvre, economical to maintain, fast, sturdy – and those of aluminium flagships: spacious, stable, comfortable – are brought together in a 50 metre yacht.
Aston Martin DBR 1/2, the most successful racing car ever built by Aston Martin, has been offered on sale by Talacrest, for a price of $31.76 million.
To see why this car is so expensive let’s take a look to its history: after its victorious debut at the 1957 Spa 1000 km race, it scored five more victories including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 in the hands of Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby and was campaigned well into the 1962 season by privateers. Beautifully preserved and maintained by a serious collector, despite the car’s incredible value, it has been regularly raced in a variety of historic race events with great success.
The DBR1/2 is the only car from the iconic manufacturer to have ever won the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour race. Additionally, the vehicle was also the one and same in which Sir Stirling Moss won the RAC Tourist Trophies at Goodwood in 1958 and 59 to help Aston Martin take home the 1959 World Sports Car Championship.
What is the most important feature for an helicopter? Speed, safety or … design? A specialist should tell you that all are very important. But today we will analyze this Agusta Helicopter from design point of view. And how can we don’t talk about a design by Pininfarina? The seating area in this helicopter will accommodate up to nine passengers with seats covered in soft leather featuring Pininfarina’s ergonomic design. The panoramic windows and the insulated body of the aircraft ensure a scenic, quiet ride while the monitoring camera systems add to the safety of this helicopter.
AW 139 Pininfarina Edition nine passenger interior with rear facing four-place divan, two forward facing Executive VVIP seats, custom made refreshment cabinet with storage and entertainment center between VVIP seats, and three removable forward facing jump seats. A full bulkhead separates the cabin-cockpit, with an electrically operated limo window featuring clear and covered panels.
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