The new 2019 Lamborghini Urus is a beast of an SUV which takes a step further than its predecessor. It incorporates numerous changes and improvements including better agility, performance and even higher standards of luxury. The 2019 Urus is built with lighter materials, and there is a massive, turbocharged engine under the bonnet, a first for Lamborghini. With its distinctive, aggressive looks and unmistakable design, the 2019 Urus’ price tag of $200,000 is not exaggerated.
So what do you get with a Lamborghini Urus? In a nutshell, performance, style and a sturdy chassis more than able to deal with any off-road terrain with its four-wheel drive feature. The Urus, being a Lamborghini, is styled like a sports car with additional ground clearance, and a slightly lower body. The newly styled front fender includes a hexagonal air-intake system to keep the brakes cool and a few freshly redesigned fascia elements. The Urus’s front headlamps are slim, and feature squared-off LED lighting elements. The bonnet bulges with diagonal lines giving the Urus a sportier look. The rear is unmistakable Lamborghini styling with an Italian flare for the dramatic.
The 2019 Lamborghini Urus is graced with a plush and high-class interior with a transparent control scheme that is better and easier for the driver. The dashboard looks fantastic with its piano black and aluminium finishing. Under the hood, the Urus hides a twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 engine producing up to 641 HP, and capable of reaching a high top speed of 190 miles per hour. The 2019 Lamborghini Urus is expected to go on sale during the first quarter of 2019 with prices started at $200,000. The Urus will have stiff competition from Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Range Rover, but its sporty heart distinguishes the Urus from the competition, and there will be no shortage of takers.
The name Admiral has been synonymous with luxury yachting since as far back as 1966, when the company launched its first wooden yacht. A far cry from the Planet Nine 2018, which retails for almost $98 million. Admiral is the flagship brand of The Italian Sea Group, which has launched over 575 yachts and ships up to 200 meters. The Admiral brand is recognised the world over for its elegant, sophisticated and prestigious lines.
Planet Nine measures in at 73 metres and is a brand new ice-classed explorer yacht. The exterior was meticulously designed by Tim Heywood, and the yacht can accommodate sixteen people in eight stately bedrooms, with the two master bedrooms getting their own private deck. The Planet Nine is the ultimate yacht quality, finished to exacting and demanding specifications. The interior is by Fritz and was explicitly designed by the famous Tino Zervudachi.
The yacht boasts some impressive features including helicopter landing and hangar facilities. The commercial helipad has a maximum landing weight of 8T, and although designed for Augusta Grande choppers, dimensionally it can accommodate heavier and larger helicopters. The hangar and deck are more than capable of handling two helicopters at once. The Planet Nine is equipped with dynamic positioning systems, and it has a pool and Jacuzzi on the sun deck featuring a water retention tank. There is the central elevator running from the lower deck right up to the sun deck and a private one leading directly through the master bedrooms.
With Admiral, you know what you are getting, quality, luxury and unmistakable style. The yacht has been crafted with passion, oozing refined Italian style, cutting edge design and exquisite craftsmanship. There is a commitment to creativity and dedication to perfection. The 2018 Admiral Planet Nine lives up to the brand’s rich history admirably adding another masterpiece and a new queen of the seas.
The valuable and exquisite, handmade, one of a kind fragrance contains yellow and white 14-karat gold. There is place for 183 yellow sapphires and no less than 2,700 white diamonds. That’s not all. The flask has a 1.6-carat turquoise, Brazilian Paraiba tourmaline, and a 7.18-carat oval Cabochon sapphire all the way from Sri Lanka. The 15 vividly pink diamonds are from Down Under. The other ultra-precious stones encrusted onto the bottle include 4-rose cut diamonds, a bright-red 3.07-carat oval cut ruby, a pear-shaped 4.03-carat rose cut diamond, and also a 2.43-carat flawless bright yellow Canary diamond which decorates the cap. The bottle really is something unique to feast the eyes upon. The sheer brilliance of the stones along with the beauty of design combine to come up with a rare and unique fragrance.
Incredibly, more than 2,910 precious stones adorn the bottle and cap. The overall visual effect depicts the magnificent New York skyline. With 1,500 man hours to complete, the decorating process was done meticulously and lovingly. The devil is in the detail, and the intricacy and craftsmanship gone into creating the flask cannot be understated. DKNY deserves praise for daring to be different in a big way. Oh, by the way, the fragrance is pretty good too!
Tudor’s unveiled BornToDare campaign takes on a new, modern day twist. BornToDare goodwill ambassador David Beckham was recently photographed by renowned fashion photographer David Sims.
The new Tudor BornToDare campaign by David Sims depicts David Beckham in a raw, emotive and classy mood in keeping with the authenticity and unmistakable masculinity of the brand new Tudor BornToDare campaign. Also on offer are a series of intimate videos in which David Beckham, an avid watch collector and respected Tudor Ambassador, reflects deeply on times he embodied the spirit of Born To Dare! How did it all start? As far back as 1953, Tudor watches were tested by Rolex, to ensure their robustness. The tests were, and still, are performed under the harshest conditions. Thus, The Oyster Pearl was born.
The tests of endurance involve extreme conditions like exposing the timepiece to pneumatic drill vibrations for 30 hours and 252 hours of excavation by hand, as worn by a miner at work. The watch is subjected to a stonecutter for as long as 3 months. Additionally, it is worn for a whole month by a worker on riveting metal girders upon a building construction site. The watch is also worn by a motorbike racer for more than 1,000 miles, and a particular emphasis is placed on the massive strength of these Tudor watches, along with their exact precision, super-efficient winding and waterproof quality in extreme weather conditions. This is the spirit Tudor’s BornToDare embodies and David Beckham is the perfect example of that ethos. The BornToDare mindset portrays the rich history of Tudor and everything it stands for.
Ever since 1954, when Tudor released the brand’s very first diver’s watch, aptly named the Oyster Prince Submariner, the brand has been steadily solidifying its reputation. The original, hand-built, tool-watch was designed to fulfil extreme criteria including durability, reliability, spot-on precision and 100% waterproofness, with a realistic and reasonable price tag. Today, Tudor watches are the instruments of first choice for professionals, elite soldiers and individuals who have achieved the seemingly impossible on land, ice, in the air or under the water, with a Tudor upon their wrists.
The exclusive yacht builders from icy Finland, Nautor recently launched the high-performance, Swan 98 super sailing yacht. The Swan 98 is an honoured member of Nautor’s Maxi Swan line and can be customised as desired.
The Swan 98 is the newest Maxi Swan preceding the launch of larger Swan yachts. The yacht comes with a choice of two interior layouts and includes four staterooms with en-suite bathrooms. The overall length of 98 feet (30 metres) qualifies the Swan 98 to take its place with the Maxi Swan yachts, which are all over 85 feet long.
The buyer can opt for a layout which includes a forward or full-beam aft location housing the owner’s master-suite. The other three additional cabins, all with en suites, are for guests as well as a two crew quarters which provide ample room for the whole entourage. The lounge and dining areas nestle right in the middle of the yacht and the coach roof directly above provides all the natural light one could wish for.
The marvellous multipurpose deck is an exciting hangout area offering stunning vistas and a bird’s eye view. It is also the heart of the sailing boat, an area with an open foredeck for sail handling. There is a spacious cockpit tucked right beyond the coachroof, which has a padded lounge and chill-out space. In addition to all that, a fully retractable sprayhood shelter protects the guests from the harsh elements, and the area can transform into an ‘al fresco’ dining area with the ultimate sea view. Moving further aft, the transom can be folded down turning into a teak-decked swimming platform with direct access to the tender garage.
The Swan 98 by Nautor is a sporty-looking sea craft that glides silently through the water. There is even the option of a telescoping keel that can determine whether or not to drop anchor in a shallow cove in the Mediterranean. With its distinctive flared stern, clean foredeck, sweeping looks and low-profile coachroof, Nautor’s Swan 98 is one of the most desirable sailing yachts on the market in 2018
The eagerly anticipated 2019 Pagani Huayra Roadster was unmasked in August 2018 to much critical acclaim. Restricted to a limited edition of just 100 units, the original 2015 Pagani has since completely sold out. In 2017, the Huayra Roadster was launched and presented to the public by Pagani at the Geneva Motor Show.
The unusual name Huayra admittedly sound strange. It is based on on the god of the Breeze, who was called Wayra Tata, during the reign of the Inca civilisation. His celestial vehicle was called Huayra. The traditional background lends credence to the meaning of the abstract word Huayra. The name fits the car perfectly.
The supercar has an AMG-manufactured V-12 supercharged engine that produces a torque of a whopping 752! The quality of materials and spaceship style are totally unique in comparison to other supercars. In fact, being so different in the upper-end price bracket is an advantage. The Huayra Roadster is not a hacked car, but one of a kind, with a limited edition of 100 units. The unmistakable design and space-age style are unlike any other modern day roadster. Add to that the exclusive nature of Pagani, and you have a cocktail of motoring magic.
The prestigious Italian car manufacturer has arranged for a substantial surge of power which is made even lighter than the car. It is based on a revised skeleton chassis and frame, with added custom configurations. The Huayra is an expensive roadster, yet its qualities are outstanding. The car increases in esteem as it is exclusive and available only to rent for specific periods of time, at a high monthly rental rate of $25.339, with a deposit of $700,000 required! Talk about exclusive, and the Pagani Huayra Roadster 2019 is as exclusive as you can get!
Moscow has become one of the most expensive cities in the world. Property prices have been constantly increasing over the last few years, yet no-one would have expected such a pricey house to come onto the market. Currently being offered at $88 million, the vast, historic estate is located right in the centre of Moscow, at the corner of Ostozhenka Street and Sechenovsky Street. The estate incorporates large, mature gardens and ample outdoor area which is perfect for private entertainment and parties.
The estate used to form part of a larger one that was partitioned in 1842, and its roots go all the way back to then. Historically, the estate block formed part of the grand-ducal lands. In 1890 the estate passed into the hands of a guild merchant, and between 1901 and 1907 it was refurbished and transformed into a 20 room mansion. It generally remains the same to this day. Current reconstruction and decoration work has been performed to ensure the estate has all the latest mod-cons, technological marvels and all the utilities entirely correspond to modern day expectations.
The internal furnishings are reminiscent of the period, with stately rooms, quality wood finishings, original paintings and crystal chandeliers. The rooms are all uniquely decorated, yet follow a familiar pattern. The mansion has a unique atmosphere seeping in history. One can almost picture and imagine high ranking Soviet government officials and KGB chiefs meeting there!
The massive car park on the territory can easily accommodate numerous vehicles, and the sizeable garden near Ostozhenka and Poluektovsky Street has existed there for over a hundred and fifty years! Buying into this property means you are also getting a little bit of Russian history and culture besides an ultra-lavish abode. The price tag may seem to be a tad high, but with property prices in Moscow rising the way they are, it could even be a bargain at $88 million!
The Ferrari 250 GTO is one of the most infamous and desirable sports cars ever to be produced in the world. There were only 39 examples of the 250 GTO ever built, making the sports car one of the rarest models ever developed. Subsequently, the price of one of these GTOs, whenever one becomes available, is sky-high. This recent private sale of $70 million in June 2018 supersedes the previous official sale record of $38 million set in 2014 at a Bonham’s auction. A secret deal of $52 million was rumoured to have been made in 2014. Nevertheless, this sale sets a new record for the highest price ever paid for a car.
The GTO is powered by the Ferrari Tipo 168/62 V12 engine, which can reach a top speed of 280 km/h. The GT car was produced by Ferrari between 1962 and 1964 and falls under the Group 3 Grand Touring Car category. The minimalist interior, which was standard practice with sports cars of that era, reflects the car’s racing pedigree. Cloth upholstered bucket seats are set upon a carpetless flooring the cockpit ventilation is via exterior air inlets, and there isn’t even a speedometer.
Upon its launch in 1962, the GTO 250 was priced at a mere $18,000, a far cry from the $70 million price tag it carries now. The record set this June 2018 for this exquisite example of a 1962 250 GTO will be hard to surpass. Few cars can claim to be so rare and priceless as the GTO. It is much more than just a classic car. It has proved itself by winning the prestigious Tour de France. Owning one of these historic cars is a dream only billionaires might realise, if they manage to find a willing seller that is.
2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a marvel of engineering and design. It fully deserves its moniker as the most expensive SUV for 2019. Coming in at a cool $400,000, the Cullinan is an SUV masterpiece and the absolute epitome of excellence in motoring. A luxurious SUV without a doubt, the Cullinan has off-road capabilities that put its competitors in the shade. Pressing the Off-Road button on the dashboard transforms the SUV into a beast of a machine that is capable of driving on rough tracks, wet grass, mud, snow, sand, and also in water up to 21 inches deep. It can reach an outstanding top speed of 155 mph, beating most rivals in its class.
It had long been rumoured that Rolls Royce would be coming out with an SUV, but no one could have predicted the Cullinan. It has redrawn the SUV landscape. Arriving in the USA in early 2019, the Cullinan will command a price of $400,000. Rolls Royce cars already have a reputation for sturdiness and ruggedness, so it comes as no surprise that the Cullinan follows suit. Perhaps the most notable recommendation comes from none other than Lawrence of Arabia, who commanded a fleet of nine Rolls-Royce vehicles in the Sinai Desert during World War 1, two of which were armoured.
The Cullinan has been described by Rolls-Royce as the Architecture of Luxury. It is based on a flexible, aluminium frame architecture which debuted with the Phantom VIII. The Cullinan has a powerful 6.75-liter twin-turbo V-12 under the bonnet that delivers an impressive 563 hp at 5,000 rpm. The four-wheel drive engine is the very first 4WD Rolls-Royce motor in the history of the brand and has a silky-smooth eight-speed auto transmission.
Rolls-Royce has entered the SUV segment with a bang! The vehicle supersedes the standards of any other SUV on the market. With a perfect blend of luxury and rugged strength, the Cullinan represents a new page in the colourful history of the Rolls-Royce brand.
The final frontier awaits those brave enough to experience the holiday of a lifetime in an orbiting hotel. The twelve-day trip will cost $9.5 million per person, working out at about US$792,000 per night. The Aurora Station will measure 10.7 by 4.3 metres, which is about the size of the interior of a Gulfstream G550 jet. The station can accommodate four guests and two crew members. For anyone considering the trip, a refundable deposit of $80,000 is required to book a seat on the first trip.
The chief architect at Orion Span along with the operating and chief technical officers are all former Nasa employees, with a wealth of experience in the field. The company also plans to partner with a government space agency, to add a measure of security and safety. Orion Span is able to target a somewhat reasonable price of under $10 million per person is partly due to lower launch prices.
These are exciting times! The ultimate holiday is already on offer since deposits are being accepted. It is no longer in the realms of science fiction but grounded in science, technology and luxury of today. If you have $9.5 million to spare on the holiday of a lifetime, the Aurora Space Station offers precisely that!