The Imagine Lifestyles Luxury List AKA “Big List” of the Best of the Best in Luxury

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Luxury List Item: $8.95 Magnum Marine 80 by Pininfarina

If you have $8.95 million lying around, the Magnum Marine 80 by Pininfarina may be of interest to you! A speed boat of epic power and proportions, this stunner can slice through all water conditions thanks to its twin 2400-horsepower MTU diesels, gliding over the sea at a glorious 60 miles per hour! Did I mention Pininfarina designed it? Yes, that would be Ferrari’s Pininfarina!


Luxury List Item: The $275,000 Ferrari Opus Book Costs More than The 458 Italia!

  Official Ferrari OpusThe most expensive and exclusive exotic car manifesto may well be the Official Ferrari Opus, coming in at a full $50,000 more than the latest model released by the brand!  A new Ferrari 458 Italia comes with a price tag of around $225,325, but you must tack on an additional $50,000 if you want to be one of the 400 people to get their paws on the book.  So do you prefer the wheels or the book?  That is a tough one.  Comment below!


Luxury List Item: The $51,000 Diamond ManicureMost expensive diamond manicure
Shines and Stuns!

Quite possibly the world’s most expensive manicure, the Ice Manicure is comprised of diamonds and costs an astounding $51,000 USD!  Do you like your money where you can see it, on your fingertips?  If so this exclusive and expensive luxury pampering procedure could be for you!  Complete with pre and post care services, the Ice Manicure could be the definition of frivolous!


Luxury List Item: Superyacht Mirrors City of Monaco, for $1 Billion


Envision one of the world’s landmark luxury cities, Monaco.  Now picture it as a floating billion-dollar city, as in the new ‘Streets of Monaco’ megayacht.  This new megayacht has likely set the precedent for future extravagance and luxury yacht charters worldwide!  Follow the link for the full story.


Luxury List Item: 662 MPH Business Jet Charter Has Need for Speed-Meet the Gulfstream G550

The $50 million dollar and up Gulfstream G550 international luxury jet packs enhanced Rolls-Royce BR71Gulfstream G550 Business Jet0 turbofan engines, and cruises at Mach 0.80 with a high-speed cruise capacity of Mach 0.87, that is a heart-stopping 662 miles per hour!  This makes me want to purchase two of them and host a luxury jet race to rival the F1 circuit! With every available amenity, the G550 even offers an interior design by Versace. Click here for more information on the Gulfstream G550.


Luxury List Item: $1.2 Million Dollar Cigarette, Boat That Is!  The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Speedboat


Most of the best luxury cars cost between $200,000 and $600,000, save the Bugatti.  You can sink millionMercedes-Benz SLS AMG Speedboats into a luxury speedboat, if you have a passion for the lifestyle and the name brands!  Meet the 46’ Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG cigarette boat, boasting that famous svelte shape, and a cruising speed of 110 miles per hour.  Top speeds for this racing boat reach approximately135 miles per hour!  Yes, for the bargain price of $1.2 million, you can effectively fly on the water.  The unique shape of these speedboats earned them the nickname ‘Cigarette boats’, as they are long and thin much like a cigarette. Click here for more info on this Cigarette boat.


Luxury List Item: Kopi Luwak Coffee $100-$600 Per Pound

Looking for a bizarre brew?  Why not sample some Kopi Luwak coffee, the most expensive coffee in the world at $100-$600 per pound.  Why so pricey for a pick me up?  The exotic Kopi Luwak coffee must first pass through the Asian Palm Civet, a cat-like creature in Indonesia before it makes its way to your favorite mug.  That is correct, these coffee berries are digested by an animal, excreted, harvested and sold to the world for quite a cost!  Many appreciate the mild brew that reportedly lacks the bitterness possessed by traditional coffees.  Click here for more info on the Kopi Luwak Coffee

Luxury List Item: London Best Shotguns $400,000

While they do not all come from London, “London Best” guns are among the world’s most admiLondon Best Shotguns and Luxury Gunsred and expensive firearms and shotguns.  These luxury weapons are the Coach handbags of handguns.  So how pricey are these pieces?  They can cost as much as two exotic cars, like a $200,000 Ferrari and a $200,000 Lamborghini….because one London Best shotgun can be valued at around $400,000.  Follow link for full London Best shotgun story!


Luxury List Item: Matsutake Mushrooms Japan, $2,000

Do you really like your mushrooms?  Do you like them enough to shell out around $1,000-$2,000 per succMatsutake Mushrooms Japanulent pound for the world’s most expensive mushroom, the matsutake?  If you answered yes, you must have a very particular palate and substantial grocery allowance.  The matsutake mushroom is also a revered gift in Japan’s corporate world, offering the exotic fungus is a symbol of respect.  Check out more info on the Matsutake Mushrooms.

Luxury List Item: $420,000 Plus Porsche Carrera GT

The Porsche Carrera GT saw its glory days between 2004 and 2006, but the legePorsche Carrera GT Supercarndary supercar lives on.  How much did this luxury car hit the market for?  MSRP for a Carrera GT was around $400,000 USD, not too shabby for 2004.  Factor in the approximate cost of shipping at $5,000, and a dealer fee of around $14,800, and you’ve got yourself a new Porsche for almost half a million dollars!  Many components made this a special supercar, including performance, aesthetics, handling and luxurious interior. Click the link for more info on the Porsche Carrera GT.

Luxury List Item:  $1 Million Dollar G-Class

Sink your eyes into the $1 million dollar Mercedes G-Class SUV.  This boxy little number is just as powerful as it 1 Million Dollar Mercedes Benz G Wagonis pricey, and makes our Big List because it is certainly for the big spenders.

Aesthetics have inched along over the past 30 years, as it still appears a bit like an army tank, yet there is something seriously cool about carbon fiber and SUVs meshing. Only 7 of these luxury SUVs will be sold, leaving us all to wonder who they will be?  Oil tycoons, celebs, royalty?  Follow link for full story on the 1 Million dollar Mercedes Benz G Class.

Luxury List Item: $190 Million Dollar Mega Yacht: Alfa Nero

So what is the difference between your ordinary everyday yacht and a ‘mega yacht’?  Oh, just a few million dollars…or a few hundred million dollars!  Meet Alfa Nero, the $190 million dollar mega yacht.Alfa-Nero Worlds Most Expensive Yacht

When it comes to a luxury yacht, size matters, and the biggest and grandest snag the title of mega yachts, and make our ‘Big List’! 

The Alfa Nero (the name is even cool) expands to 269 feet, and was named for Roman emperor Nero.  Our Big List is not the only list this exotic and expensive mega yacht has made, she also ranked #43 in Boat International’s list of the world’s 100 largest yachts in February of 2009!  That is no easy list to make, so it certainly seems that Alfa Nero is a starlet in the luxury yacht industry.

As for onboard?  Designer Nuvolari & Lenard went to great measures to ensure that all modern amenities were provided.  Complete with 4,000 square feet of living space, 2 VIP suites and 3 double rooms.  This is a luxury yacht of massive proportions, potential and propulsion, with a range of 6,630 miles and a cruising speed of around 23 miles per hour.  


Luxury List Item: $40 Million Dollar Bugatti

This is one of our personal favorites.  Some of the higher-end Bugatti’s go for around $2-$3 million, but this one certainly takes the cake…and your wallet!  And that is why this Bugatti makes our ‘Big List‘!$40 Million Dollar Bugatti

It is a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic, and has sold for somewhere between $30-$40 million (reports vary).  The auction house broker, Gooding & Company is of course keeping silent on the matter, in order to provide the proper standards of customer confidentiality. 

So why the staggering sales price?  It all boils down to supply and demand, and this stunner is one of just 4 made, offering supreme bragging rights to one very sexy luxury car.  I am not sure that if we had a luxury car rental worth $40 million we would be eager to rent it out!


Luxury List Item: $1.2 Million Dollar Koenigsegg Eco SupercarKoenigsegg CCXR Luxury Hybrid

Want to rev an engine worth over $1 million dollars?  Sink your peepers into the 2010 Koenigsegg CCXR supercar, perhaps the world’s first uber-luxe car that manages to be a luxury hybrid.

Yes, not only is this one hellaciously expensive exotic car, it boasts a powerful engine that can run on E85 biofuel as well as regular petrol.  It defies rationality how strikingly beautiful, powerful, and green this car is, no matter what paintjob is chosen!  Follow link for more on the exotic koenigsegg sports car.


Luxury List Item: $4 Million Dollar Rare Porsche 917 Racecar$4 Million Dollar Rare Porsche 917 Racecar

A rare Porsche racecar has snagged a shocking $4 million dollars at the elite auto action Bonhams & Butterfield’s in swanky Monterey, California this past week.  So why so much for a Porsche?  It is a racecar, the 1970 Gulf-JWA Le Mans 917K Porsche Interserie Spyder, similar to the one driven by famed Steve McQueen in Le Mans. 

After a spirited round at the auction, this fiery hot Porsche went to the highest bidder, who was the big spender of the day, as the next highest item sold for around $2.5 million, a rare Mercedes-Benz SS Tourer.  Overall, an impressive $18.6 million in rare luxury racecars were rolled across the auction block, follow link for more on the $4 million dollar 1970 Porsche!





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