The 13th Annual Festivals of Speed at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, is set for Sunday, December 3, 2017. The luxury lifestyle display will showcase over 300 exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft and luxury brands. The Festivals of Speed show field has become known for its unique diversity, showcasing both vintage and contemporary vehicles of all makes and models placed for display amongst the splendor and hospitality of the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. Guests will experience automotive designs by Porsche, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Aston-Martin, BMW, Mercedes, McLaren, and more and while enjoying fine wines, exciting culinary offerings, cigar lounge, on site cafes, smooth jazz in the gardens, and luxury brands.
This year marks the second year in a row that Rolls-Royce has held the “Summer Studio” celebration at the lavish Porto Cervo in Italy. The brand drummed up further excitement in the area by unveiling a special edition Wraith named for the hotspot: The Rolls-Royce Porto Cervo Wratih.
The Rolls-Royce Summer Studio is a luxury event that showcases the latest offerings from the marquee, giving attendees the opportunity to soak in a bit of history and even get their paws on the steering wheel for a scenic drive along the area coast. Driving a gorgeous Rolls-Royce vehicle along an Italian coastline? It is the stuff fantasies are designed from. The exotic location was not simply chosen by chance, however. It seems that the area is a popular summer vacation destination for many Rolls-Royce owners—indicating that they certainly did their homework to ensure a good turnout for the event.
The Bugatti Legends Series is a collection of 6 special edition Grand Sport Veyron Vitesse cars. Each car pays homage to a special person from Bugatti’s history, and just 3 examples of each of the 6 cars exist. One of them, the Meo Costantini car, is already for sale.
Meo Costantini was born in 1889 and embodied the face of the most successful era in Bugatti’s rich racing history. According to Wolfgang Schreiber, President of Bugatti Automobile S.A.S. “Ettore Bugatti’s vehicles from the 1920s stand for lightweight construction and technical aesthetics. When Bugatti created the Type 35, he inspired one of the most successful racing cars of all time. The Vitesse ‘Meo Costantini” is reminiscent of the Type 35.”
Some say the company was secretive about the release of the new Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf, but the mystery machine is sold exclusively to those invited to buy only—so why waste all those precious marketing dollars? They sort-of made mention of an upcoming sedan at a brief point, but said nothing in regards to the powertrain or interior…because it is likely that you cannot have one.
You must be invited to purchase the latest Aston Martin sedan, the Langonda Taraf. You also cannot be in the United States market. Photos ©Aston Martin
The latest fashion for Rolls-Royce was actually inspired by the fashion industry. The Rolls-Royce Wraith has taken to the market like a model to the runway, being described as ‘haute couture’ and even ‘business chic’. So why is the latest member of the fleet being labeled with fashion terms rather than the typical automotive fare? Because she was designed to pay homage to the tradition that is Fashion Week.
Rolls-Royce’s new fashion-inspired Wraith is a lot like a new Birkin bag to the fashion industry.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn was created between 1950 and 1954, with just 28 units produced. The exclusive vehicle is slated to make a comeback as the brand has announced that a new reimagined “Dawn” will be emerging to pay homage to the classic sibling.
There are not any images available yet for the new Rolls-Royce Dawn, but they will likely be trickling out in the near future. It will be interesting to see how many of the classic styling cues the new sibling keeps.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn remains among the most famous and impossible to obtain collector cars of all time, making the new Rolls-Royce Dawn a surefire hit that is likely to spark a passionate revival among fans and collectors. According to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the revived Dawn is “the most social of super-luxury motor cars for those beautiful people who wish to bathe in the sunlight of the world’s social hotspots.”
Luxury automaker Aston Martin paired with fashionable fashion label Valentino to produce a special one-off Vanquish Volante. The unique creature boasts a camouflage exterior that succeeds at maintaining a stylish appeal, which is not typically the case when used. The Aston Martin Q personalization department had a heavy hand in the project, which was sold at a charity auction.
The Aston Martin Valentino Vanquish Volante packs the same powertrain, with the only alterations being in the aesthetics department. That means it is a 6.0-liter V12 vibrating with 568 horses and 465 pound-feet of decadent torque. This model hits the 0-60 mile per hour sprint in less than 4 seconds with a top speed exceeding 200 miles per hour, though it may be difficult to spot in all that camo. The duo enjoyed the opportunity to break the monotony and work together on a project, with the added benefit of helping others in need.
In the interest of keeping things interesting and exclusive, just 600 examples of the new Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce shall be created. That means just 600 units for the total production run, not annually. The announcement was made during this year’s Shanghai Motor Show.
The hot new Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV will boast a small production run of just 600, so buyers will need to act fast. Watch the beast apex it out in the short clip above!
The Lamborghini Aventador SV was officially introduced at the Geneva Motor Show, and has since made cameos in Amelia Island and Shanghai. While the production run may seem small, bear in mind that just a decade ago the Raging Bull was barely building that many models per year. Last year, the total units produced were around 2,500, indicating a steady growth over the years for the brand.
In what could be humorously described as a territorial dispute, the exquisite one-of-a-kind Bugatti L’Or Blanc backed into a precious LaFerrari. It seems that the streets of Paris can be a rough-and-tumble place for a supercar. The unfortunate incident was captured on video for the world to view and cringe. View the LaFerrari Bugatti crash below:
Watch it go down in the short clip above:
Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc: The most delicate of supercars is a street bully?
The Bugatti Veyron and the LaFerrari are placed at the top of the list in terms of most expensive and exclusive rides in the world. The chances of seeing the two nearly mythical beasts next to each other are slim, making the encounter that much more shocking. The LaFerrari comes with a price tag exceeding the million-dollar mark, with a list of wannabe buyers as long as a Monday workday. The one-off Bugatti Veyron L’Or Blanc is a special edition slice of glamour featuring delicate porcelain from a rather exclusive firm, and is also well north of the million dollar pricing bracket. Porcelain is not as potent as Kevlar and other materials used in armored vehicles, so why this driver opted to plow into reverse without triple-checking remains a mystery. He seems to just pull onto the road without a care and carry on about his day.
Fans of the Fast and Furious franchise were treated to quite a few seemingly unbelievable stunts in ‘Furious 7’, including the Lykan Hypersport jumping from skyscrapers and landing in…other skyscrapers! But could the $3.4 million dollar hypercar actually pull that stunt off in real life? Science says perhaps!
The clip above details the Lykan Hypersport and offers a glimpse of the action:
Physics professor Lee Loveridge of Pierce College has mentioned that the death-defying skyscraper stunt in the film could possibly be the most plausible in terms of what is actually possible. By analyzing the actual measurements of the Etihad Towers, the space between them and then factoring in the power and momentum calculations for the car, it turns out that Dom and Brian could have actually managed the unbelievable stunt in reality.