Four luxury bicycles you really need right now

It’s the middle of winter which means it’s time to ditch the car and treat your daily commute as your workout routine Dior Homme BMX Serie 2 – Gold Edition Dior Homme BMX Serie 2 – Gold Edition (photographed above)   The Kim Jones-directed Dior Homme teamed up with BMX specialist Bogarde to debut this fashion-forward bicycle earlier this year. This is the second of three collaborations between them – the first bike was unveiled just before Christmas last year when Kris Van Assche was still the artistic director at the fashion house. There are distinctive Dior cues on this bike including the bee logo on the side of the handlebar and the logo on the sprocket. With calfskin leather detailing on the frame, and the frame itself sporting a gold finish, this made-in-France two-wheel creation is a stylish piece of kit. The bicycles are numbered and limited to just 100 units.   Trek SLR9 Disc Brake   Competitive cycling purists,...

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The Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan  - SUPREME LIBERTY This is freedom absolute. The first all-terrain SUV from Rolls-Royce makes luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time. Pinnacle luxury is now effortless, everywhere. CO2 emission: 341 g/km ; Fuel consumption: 18.8 mpg / 15.0 l /100km. ONE LIFE. MANY LIFESTYLES Explore every possibility. Forge your world around you. Cullinan is for those who live a life of many facets. Those who know that anything is possible.     LUXURY FOR ALL Share unforgettable adventures in the company of friends. With its spacious interior, Cullinan accommodates every traveller in unparalleled comfort.   Contact OnceOff at info@onceoff.com for more information. ...

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Geneva car show opens

Geneva opens Europe's biggest annual car show in Geneva today with luxury and crossover vehicles in the limelight, but with the emissions scandal is still hanging over the industry. Automakers are celebrating the end of the sector's crisis as European sales have returned to levels last seen in 2008 before a global financial meltdown inflicted deep dents on their business.   Carmakers are now having to steer toward engines that emit no more than 95 grams of CO2 per kilometre by 2021 to meet European requirements, compared to 130 grams in 2015. But as diesel cars have been getting a bad rap because of emissions scandals, that target looks harder to meet. "Diesel cars emit 15 percent less CO2 per kilometer" than gasoline-fueled models, said Christophe Aufrere, a technology strategist at car parts maker Faurecia. With electric vehicles still only accounting for a sliver of European car sales, that means gasoline-powered cars have to take up...

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BMW Motorrad Concept Motorcycle

BMW has released their next concept vehicle in the Vision 100 series, and it's a motorcycle. The Motorrad is sleek, self-balances and comes with augmented reality goggles.  Watch the Video below and let us know what you think? https://youtu.be/G8lL547Kqmk?list=PLxzJmNzonMVOYwaPwuJPcqfOPDXQXnycv   Glasses instead of a helmet, light clothing, full balance without a stand: just three of a great many aspects which could become standard in motorcycling and give that feeling of freedom a new dimension in an increasingly digitalised world. And the best thing about it: this vision vehicle is already here. Introducing the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. The futuristic two-wheeler glides silently through the hall. In the curve in front of the stage, the frame bulges out and the BMW logo affixed on the size illuminates in blue and white. The rider, equipped with a black suit and stylish glasses, brings her vehicle to a stop and remains poised in that position without...

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Tesla Model S among world’s fastest accelerating cars

Tesla has announced new versions of its electric Model S and Model X cars are among the fastest cars in the world with a longer battery range. Tesla claims that its Model S P100D is the third-fastest-accelerating production car in the world after the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, going from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds in a driving mode called “Ludicrous”. The acceleration is slightly slower than the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder, but those are both limited run, million-dollar two-seater cars. The new Model S has four doors, can seat five adults and two children and has “exceptional cargo capacity”. Tesla’s Ludicrous mode is possible thanks to an advanced fuse system that allows the battery to fire out more power, which means more speed. The Model S P100D comes with a 100 kilowatt hour battery, the largest Tesla has offered, which allows the vehicle to travel 315 miles on a single charge –...

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Limited Edition Vanquish Zagato Coupe

Aston Martin is pairing its acclaimed dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language for the fifth time. Vanquish Zagato Coupe is the latest creation from Aston Martin’s long-standing partnership with the prestigious Italian design-house Zagato. The collaboration with Zagato began with the beautifully muscular DB4 GT Zagato racing car of 1960.  It is now valued at over £10 million.  The V8 Vantage Zagato launched in 1986, the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the V12 Vantage Zagato revealed in 2011. Aston Martin’s 6.0L V12 powertrain. It has been uprated to increase its output to 600PS1, capable of delivering a projected 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds. This added performance matched to a unique suspension setup will create a unique GT driving experience specific to the Vanquish Zagato model. The design of the production Vanquish Zagato Coupe is closely related to the concept exhibited at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, Italy...

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Rolls-Royce unveils self driving car

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars unveiled its first driverless concept car, with a “vision vehicle” it hopes will cast a glimpse into the future of luxury the transport industry. With no steering wheel, a door on one side only and a virtual assistant that can book hotels or advise on your wardrobe selection. The car marks a different direction for a super-luxury marque. Several carmakers have revealed plans for self-driving vehicles.  Rolls-Royce said its customers who pay as much as £1m for a bespoke, hand-built model, will still demand a luxurious riding experience. This is especially true in an new era where everyone will be chauffeured by robots. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rolls-Royce concept car interior[/caption] “In 25 years from now, when you see commoditised bubbles as cars, there will be our customers who are used to sitting in something that is luxury.” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The design, over a year...

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The BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage

The BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage, a motorcycle embodying the pure essence of beauty and simplicity 80 years ago. BMW showcased the BMW R5 to the international public – an exciting new technological development that was to influence motorcycle construction right through to the 1950s. Inspired by the 500 cc factory racing machine of 1935, it was one of the groundbreaking sports motorbikes of the late 1930s with its newly designed light frame. To mark the 80th anniversary of the BMW R5, BMW Motorrad is honouring this icon at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 with a special model: the BMW R5 Hommage. The BMW R5 Hommage translates the essence of motorcycling into the modern era, combining the world of historical motorcycle design with the modern world of custom bikes. “At its debut, the R5 was not only a masterpiece of engineering, the clarity of its lines and the elegance of its proportions also...

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Lamborghini Miura Celebrates 50 Years of Supercar Greatness

The Lamborghini Miura upstaged the Monaco Grand Prix itself back in May 1966 when on the night before the race, Ferruccio Lamborghini parked his prototype show car in front of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, drawing throngs as he revved the V-12 engine that would come to define the Marque of the Raging Bull. First unveiled two months earlier at the 36th Salon Automobile de Geneve, the Miura’s svelte bodywork showed a unique adaptation of Lamborghini’s original V-12 power plant commissioned from former Ferrari engineer Giotto Bizzarrini. It is now mounted sideways behind driver and passenger and topped with four fuel- and air-gulping Weber carburetors, the 4-liter, four-cam engine made sublime music, with mechanical noises and an exhaust note—stentorian and mellifluous, unlike Ferrari’s edgy wail—announcing that Lamborghini was a marque destined for greatness.   The chassis, first exhibited at the Salon d’Automobili in Turin early in 1965, was the creation of factory engineers Giampaolo Dallara...

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Rare coins and Classic Cars top Knight Frank’s Luxury Index

Rare coins and Classic Cars maintained their status as the world's top-performing luxury assets in 2015 due to excellent auction results, according to Knight Franks a new report. The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII), which tracks the performance of selected collectable assets using existing third-party indexes, say the value of the world's most collectible vehicles increased 17 percent on-year. The Jaguar C-Type, which won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice for Coventry during the company’s domination of the event in the 1950s. The C-Type began life as the famed XK120 roadster, which took the world by storm in 1948 with its revolutionary dual overhead-cam engine. "Eight of the 25 cars ever to have sold for over $10 million at auction all went under the hammer in 2015. These included all-time high results for Porsche ($10.1 million) and McLaren ($13.75 million)," Knight Frank said. Jaguar's C-Type Works Lightweight, sold in August, commanded $13.2 million. Investors...

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