You won’t feel the blues with the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection. Rolls-Royce commemorates Sir Malcolm Campbell’s breaking the record for water-speed in 1937. The whole car comes painted in Maggiore Blue, based on Campbell’s boat. Even the engine is painted in Maggiore Blue, the first time a Rolls-Royce engine has been painted to match the exterior. It also features a brushed-steel deck, hand-engraved door sills and a 453 hp.
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Floyd Mayweather won a close fight Saturday. We say ‘rematch’, but Mayweather will probably duck Maidana now. No matter what, he still got $30m just for showing up. That means a few more cars added to his already amazing collection. It all started with a 1996 Mercedes-Benz S600, the first luxury car Mayweather bought. And now…well, just take a look at his collection. Read the rest of this entry »
Rides By on Feb 18, 2014
Order a special edition Mercedes-Benz 2015 S-Class Coupe and you get 47 Swarovski crystals in your headlamps. Let that sink in for a second. Crystals on your headlamps. Crystals, instead of bugs. The rich really do live differently than us. The lowly peons who order the standard coupes still get 449 hp from a V8 engine, touch-pad controllers for center consoles and $100,000 less in their bank account.
Rides By on Oct 25, 2013
You’re looking at what may be the biggest star of BMW’s new 2 Series, the M235i. Powered by a turbocharged, 3.0-liter six-cylinder, the M235i is expected to deliver 320 horsepower, getting the ol’ girl’s 3,240 pounds to 60 mph in a crisp 4.8 seconds. The ready-to-race ‘tude is further exemplified by the tricked out body, as well as a handful of M-labeled interior items. May we make one suggestion regarding modifications to the body? No peeing Calvin stickers.
Rides By on Jul 30, 2013
The brand new BMW i3 ($41,350) is an electric car that’s not looking to impress you with its speed specs. “Urban mobility” is the keyphrase here as the i3’s shape and innards are designed to maximize efficiency, not horsepower. BMW says you’ll be able to go 80 to 100 miles before the juice runs out, and they’re also touting the vehicle’s petite size and turning radius–features that are tailor-made for city driving. With an interior that aims for both sassy and classy (the dashboard is made of dried grass), the i3 looks likely to carve out its own niche.
Rides By on Jul 22, 2013
BMW’s 4-Series Coupe is getting a serious makeover — think Ty Pennington with a scar and neck tat — thanks to an infusion of the M4′s M Performance parts. The upgraded body kit includes 20″ alloy wheels, a modified front bumper with carbon fiber splitter and enlarged air ducts, a new rear bumper with air extraction ducts, carbon fiber mirror housing, Xenon LED headlamps, blackened chrome trim and more. The M Performance package also boosts engine performance for each configuration, from the 420d’s 195 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque on the lower end of the spectrum, to the 435i’s 336 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque.
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The 4 in the 2014 S63 AMG 4Matic means that each wheel will be screaming GO! when you step on the gas, and yes, getting AWD action in a sedan that does 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.9 seconds is truly gobs of icing on the cake. The S63’s hand-built 5.5-liter V8 engine cranks out 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, and those gaudy numbers are only more impressive when paired with the AMG-tuned version of 4Matic. Weighing 220 pounds less this time around, the S63 will also deliver better gas mileage, according to Mercedes.
Rides By on Jul 9, 2013
Rental cars rarely inspire passion — “Hey kids, guess who just booked us an ELANTRA!?” — but Hertz’ new Dream Car program will change all that. Ranging anywhere from $395 to $1,500+ per day (plus mileage fees), you’ll soon be able to drive off the lot in world-class cars from esteemed automakers like Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Hertz is busting out this service in 35 U.S. markets including Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. Wanna go home for the holidays in a Lamborghini Gallardo? OK. How about showing up for that first long distance online date in a Bentley Continental GT? Sure thing. Cross country baseball stadium road trip in an Elantra? NO.