Abandoned Bugatti Veryon Discovered in Russia

abandoned Bugatti Veyron

While discovering ditched exotic sports cars is not unheard of, an abandoned Bugatti Veyron certainly is. It seems a Veyron was simply left and forgotten somewhere in Russia, leaving much speculation about how the mighty beast met with such a fate.

Russia is filled with insane automotive tales, some involving brazen thefts and stunts, but an abandoned Bugatti Veyron? Ludacris! The photo above shows the grisly aftermath of the event. (Photo credit: Istvan Mera on Facebook).

The sticker on the Bugatti Veyron was reported to read “Autolehmann”, a very successful dealership in the area where the abandoned car was discovered. It is rumored that the Veyron was involved in an accident back in 2013, when it was rear-ended by an Aston Martin. But was it actually cheaper to just ditch the Veyron rather than repair it, and does the dealership actually have infinite amounts of money? The first issue that comes to mind would be insurance hassles and frustration, though it is not confirmed that it is the same vehicle. read more

The Mystery: Why Make A Million-Dollar Car?

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Have you ever wondered why a carmaker would venture to create a million-dollar car? Volkswagen loses an estimated $3-$6 million on the sale of every Bugatti Veyron, so it cannot be an easy task and does not seem to exactly lead to a profit. So why has almost every exotic carmaker out there created at least one 7-figure machine?

The Koenigsegg One boasts the perfect power-to-weight ratio of 1.

The answer is not completely cut and dry, but it is because people will by the million-dollar-plus vehicles. While it does not seem like anyone in their right mind would willingly ‘lose’ money to cater to the buyers–it is important to understand why. There are over 3-dozen billionaires (yes, millionaires with a ‘B’) in the world. Manufactures must cater to their unique desires in terms of their automobile collections. While it is quite common for them all to have numerous Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini cars and more– they require that bespoke centerpiece vehicle that no one else can have. That is where the million-dollar car offering comes into play. Creating these exquisite dream machines for billionaires leads to a solid and long-term relationship between the carmaker and the buyers, wherein they will buy more vehicles, evening out the loss impact over time. It also maintains quite a brand following, which is never a bad thing. read more

A Hidden Bubble Speeds to the Surface: The Bugatti Veyron Cristal Edition

Amid all of the fuss surrounding the final Bugatti Veyron produced, the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, a gem was missed that has finally risen to the surface: The Bugatti Veyron Cristal Edition. The Cristal Edition is also a Grand Sport Vitesse Veryon, and was commissioned by a Chinese collector for his girlfriend, who took delivery of the pristine pink beast back in January. The event remained quite secret until it hit the interwebs recently!

Paris Hilton must be seething with envy: The pink accents on the Bugatti Veyron Cristal Edition are enough to win any woman’s heart. This is certainly not an ordinary gift! read more

Trending: Shining Some Light on the Diamond Massage

Diamond massage

There are endless ways to make money disappear, but is the diamond massage a thing? Seriously? It seems that there are individuals out there willing to part with anywhere from $300-$100k to be surrounded by diamonds and at times rubbed with them. To these innovative people I ask: Have you ever considered just milling about Cartier or perhaps a hot stone massage?

For a price, you can shower yourself with diamonds. The precious stones can only become a permanent memory, as they are kept by the spas.  read more

Victoria’s Secret Billionaire Sues Auction House Over Ferrari 375-Plus Sale

There seems to be trouble in paradise for well-respected luxury auction house Bonham’s. The billionaire behind Victoria’s Secret and other companies, Les Wexner, recently purchased a 1954 Ferrari 375-Plus at the Goodwood Festival of Speed auction hosted by Bonham’s. Now Wexner is suing due to a pre-existing dispute over the car’s ownership! Bonham’s states that the ownership dispute was resolved prior to the sale, yet Wexner claims he was not made aware of any of the story and claims the legalities continue. read more

Largest Rolls Royce Order Ever: 30 Phantoms for $20 Million

largest rolls royce order

The largest Rolls Royce order in history has been placed and taken its place in headlines across the globe. Gambling guru Stephen Hung (giggle) has ordered 30 Rolls Royce Phantoms for the hefty sum of $20 million dollars. Hung ordered the fleet of Phantoms to serve as transportation for customers indulging in his Hong Kong casino. It would seem that a simple taxi is no longer suitable for the extreme onslaught of new wealth in China.

Man places a single order for 30 Rolls Royce Phantom luxury cars. The photo above shows Hung sealing the deal with Rolls Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes.  read more

Bottle of Tequila Sold For Price of New Exotic Sports Car

If you had $225k, would you rather buy a new Ferrari or similar exotic sports car, or the most expensive bottle of tequila? I suppose that would depend on how much tequila was consumed prior to making this decision–though someone did shell out that amount for a bottle of Tequila Ley.925 in 2006. Since that time, the premier luxury tequila company has created other options to add to the mix. With each bottle worth more than the next, they are tempting recipes for the most painful hangover fathomable! Not that anyone is likely to actually open the bottles. read more

Most Expensive Real Estate: $190 Million Dollar Home

Most Expensive Real Estate

If you have $190 million dollars and the desire to live in what could be America’s most expensive home, this is your opportunity. This Copper Beech Farm family home is a French Renaissance inspired mansion sprawling over 2 islands. The price tag is exorbitant even for Long Island, though its features and amenities more than make up for that minor aspect.

America’s most expensive real estate: A $190 million Long Island mansion sprawling across 2 islands

The 13,519 square foot home is situated on over 50-acres of lush landscaping with some of the best views Long Island has to offer. It will certainly be intriguing to see who ends up investing in this high-end property. It boasts a six-car garage, making it ideal for a luxury car collector or superstar. One thing is for certain: if the future owner can afford a property of this magnitude, they will likely have an admirable fleet of exotics to store there! read more

Video: 9-Year-Old Drives a Ferrari F430 with 5-Year-Old Sibling

Police in New Delhi have arrested a man after a YouTube video went viral of his 9-year-old son driving a Ferrari F430. The proud mother filmed the boy driving with his 7-year-old sibling in the passenger seat, boasting that he had been driving since age 5. The mother also shared that the children had also driven the family’s Bentley, Lamborghini and other exotic vehicles. Facepalm.

WATCH: 9 year old drives a Ferrari F430. Note the crowds of children running amok in the street as the kids drive the supercar in a dangerous neighborhood joyride.  read more

Video: Imagine Lifestyles Leaves Impression at 2012 Gumball 3000!

The annual Gumball 3000 was a hit this year, with stars and cars from around the globe uniting in the Big Apple (Manhattan) to start the massive engine that is a week of fast and furious fun! This year, the lead car in New York was our Shelby Cobra rental, driven by CEO Maximillion Cooper and rapper/actress Eve--which was the perfect way to kick start the momentum for the week!

Shelby Cobra at Gumball 3000

CEO of Imagine Lifestyles Ryan Safady personally delivered the Shelby to NY for the event. The photo above shows Ryan enjoying a ride in the Shelby around Manhattan!