Trending: Shining Some Light on the 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?

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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. 

Below is a small list of items that you could have for $25,000+ that are more exciting than being pampered by diamonds:

  • An exotic car in your garage all day everyday.
  • Any number of amazing pieces of art.
  • A few years of exotic car rentals, providing the shot to experience all the latest machines as they emerge. This is definitely more exciting than looking at shiny rocks, and we can prove that claim with ease.
  • Sanity.
  • A desperate housewife (yes, from the television series). But then, she may want something like a diamond or diamond massage.
  • A personal assistant willing to provide a cubic zirconia massage.

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Gem spa treatments are increasing in popularity at luxury locations around the globe.

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Businesses from Las Vegas to Abu Dhabi are billing the diamond massage as a way to ‘relieve stress’. It is unclear how throwing thousands of dollars at someone for what seems to be a short-lived thrill is a stress-relieving tool. It would seem, to even the most indulgent of souls, that would create stress. Overall, there is a market for the diamond massage and other luxury material meltdowns, or they would cease to exist.

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2015 McLaren and Ferrari F1 Cars to Make Debut in Days

Ferrari will be touting the new Formula One car online on January 30th, 2015. What will the next-gen Ferrari F1 look and feel like? It will come out on the heels of the McLaren F1 beast, set to roll out on the 29th powered by Honda.

Ferrari F1The next Ferrari F1 car is coming out in days, along with McLaren’s offering. It is gearing up to be a powerful racing season for all competing teams. 

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This Ferrari F1 racer will take the place of the outgoing Ferrari F14T car and have 4-time Formula One champion driver Sebastian Vettel behind the wheel. Vettel signed over from Red Bull racing to Ferrari in a move that captured audiences worldwide.

The Ferrari racer will be revealed on the brand’s official website and social media platforms to reach ever audience. It will then appear in the flesh (or carbon) at the pre-season opening at the Jerez circuit in Spain. That circuit will begin testing and take place February 1-4th. McLaren will also be there, with two-time world champion driver Fernando Alonso behind the wheel. Yes, Alonso formerly of Ferrari! Alonso has the added advantage of a deep understanding of how the Prancing Horse likes to operate and run, and will be driving the McLaren Honda MP4-30. Does anyone else get the feeling that Ferrari may have just a tinge of nausea at the prospect of facing one of its best drivers of all time this year as a competitor?

Ferrari F1The McLaren Honda will be the first one since the early 1990s. The team has not claimed a racing victory since 2012 and ended their relationship with Mercedes-Benz just last year. Will things change with Fernando Alonso taking the reins? It seems the driver would love nothing more than to stampede the Horse.

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Porsche Identity Crisis? Base Models May Bring 718 Back

Rumors are circulating that Porsche could be planning a move to rename the Boxster and Cayman models. In the future, they could be labeled the Porsche Boxster 718 and the Porsche Cayman 718. Is the Porsche 718 moniker poised for a comeback?

Porsche 718Will the new Porsche entry-level automobiles be bringing the 718 digits back into play? Some sources say yes.

The Porsche 718 badging rolled in to replace the 550A convertible racer. It was an open-cockpit racing Porsche produced between 1957 and 1962. The 718 Porsche revised the suspension and other key components and featured a mid-engine layout. It made its grand debut at the 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans race but did not finish due to an accident.

Porsche 718

The 1959 Porsche 718 RSK sold for over $3 million USD at Gooding & Co. auction house.

Because the history of the Porsche 718 is racing, it is interesting that there could be road models carrying the numerics. The potential change is garnering mixed reviews, similar to when celebrities attempt to revamp their identities by changing their names (Think: Prince the symbol and Puff Daddy, P.Diddy, or just Diddy). The change sometimes means diddly squat to the overall product, but exceptions do occur.

Porsche 718Will a new identity add a greater sense of power and urgency to the Porsche entry-level models? Many find the lower level Porsche offerings weak and refer to them as the “Poor man’s Porsche”.  Overall, the next-generation could be labeled with 718, 718 S, 718 GTS, 718 GT4, and others. Will a new name be the only changes, or will Stuttgart be ponying up some additional horses to alter old opinions? We shall wait to see what the brand has in store for 2016.

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Video: What a Lamborghini Motorcycle Project Looks Like

Sometimes it just takes a bit of engine-uity to transform a bad situation into something a bit more interesting. That is precisely what took place when Georgian Chuck Beck began his Lamborghini motorcycle project. Rather than ending up in a junkyard or being transformed into a neat-o coffee table, Beck used the V12 to build out an inspiring motorcycle. A friend presented Beck with all that remained of his Lamborghini following a fire, and was likely just as surprised as the rest of the world is to see what became of it!

Some people are just too creative: A Lamborghini motorcycle created from a Lamborghini engine. 

The Lamborghini motorcycle does look rough around the edges, as can be expected from a DIY project, but it does present an excitement factor that attracted onlookers. Beck incorporated a 3-speed VW transmission to what is possibly an older Countach engine to create the ride. It is a bulky beast that could be packing over 300 horses, which are likely a challenge to harness thanks to its unique shape and mass. Beck said that the Lambo motorbike is fairly smooth and manageable once she is up to speed, but it seems unlikely that narrow turns are a piece of cake!

Lamborghini deskSometimes old exotic car parts and engines become awesome furniture. Often the grilles are used to create desks and wall ornaments, and engines are turned into coffee tables and other household items. It is a rare day indeed that an old engine is turned into a completely different animal. 

Is it street legal? We have no idea. Is it ingenious? Absolutely! Beck seemed to enjoy showing off the bike at a Caffeine and Octane event in Alpharetta, Georgia where the video was taken.

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Exotic Car Crashes:15-Year-Old Russian Goalie Buys & Wrecks Aston Martin

How much does a 15-year-old Russian goalie make? They make enough to pay cash for a shiny new Aston Martin, apparently. Young Konstantin P, a goalkeeper for the Zenith-94 team, purchased the exotic sports car and then crashed it just three days later in an accident involving a Volkswagen Tiguan. Exotic car crashes sometimes have fascinating back stories.

exotic car crashesThe aftermath of the Aston Martin crash: That most definitely will not buff out.

The clincher of this exotic car crash saga is that Konstantin did not have a…you know…driver’s license. While all parties involved are ok, the story is simply outlandish because of the capacity for such a young athlete to afford such extravagances and the fact that it was permitted to proceed unobstructed when he is not even legally allowed to drive. I know what you are thinking: Well, it is Russia.

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Reports communicate that the young sports star was scared following the accident about the repercussions surely coming his way. Blocking the law is not as simple as blocking a shot at the goal, after all. The director of the soccer club stated the following on the touchy matter in Konstantin’s defense: “The car he crashed was bought with his earnings. He did not steal it. We’re sure he was not drunk, but at this age people do not think.” Konstantin claims the crash was not caused by his actions, stating he looked around before entering the intersection. He went on to clarify: “There was no one. Suddenly, out of nowhere, on the right side of my side flew a Volkswagen Tiguan. My speed was low – about 40-50 km/h [25-30mph], but he was going around 80 km/h [50mph].” Ahh it is tough to be a kid these days!

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True or False: Angry Woman Selling Cheating Husband’s Porsche 911 for 20k?

There is a listing for a Porsche 911 that has made headlines. Apparently, a woman is selling her cheating husband’s $150k Porsche 911 for 20K to obtain revenge and heal her broken heart via an extravagant trip to Europe. The ad is receiving mixed reviews, with some labeling it as a typical Internet hoax because who in their right mind would come off of such a valuable car for that price? If it is true, the woman is clearly out of the mind.

Porsche 911 for 20kIs it for real? Is there a woman mad enough to sell her husband’s Porsche 911 for a measly $20k? (Photos from Stirlings Co. in the UK). 

The details:

  • The disgruntled woman shares plenty of information in the ad, airing the dirty laundry behind the offering. She details the following on her marriage of 25 years: “I had hunches that my husband was cheating so I followed him out on what he said was a ‘guys poker night’ to find him at a 5 star restaurant cuddling up to this young blonde woman (cliché).”
  • The ride is a 2010 Porsche Carrera 997 worth an estimated $150k.
  • The extremely low price tag of $20k is for revenge purposes, though it seems she would simply be screwing herself out of over $100k.
  • The woman is from Templestowe, in Melbourne’s northeast sector and the ad was placed on the Revenge Sales website.

Porsche 911 for 20kShe also eloquently shares: “I have been married to this unfaithful poor excuse for a human being for over 25 years and yes we are wealthy. So to pay him back, as I have rightful ownership of his precious Porsche, I have decided to sell it for a specific price of $20,000. I figured $20,000 is just enough for a return flight/accommodation to Europe so I can fondle with all the wealthy European men!” Total classy.

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Only 8 Bugatti Veyron Supercars Remain from 450 Production Run

The Bugatti Veyron supercar has had a long and phenomenally successful run…aside from the financials. Now just 8 Veyrons remain available to order from the 450 unit production run that began way back in 2005. The brand was initially going to build just 300, but bumped that number up to 450 to make way for the convertible Bugatti Veyron Grand Sports and such.

Bugatti VeyronJust 8 Bugatti Veyron supercars are available! It is the bittersweet end to a powerful run.

All of the 8 Bugatti Veyrons left to order are coupes. Every single convertible Bugatti Veyron that will ever be built has already been sold. Many are hoping the final few Veyrons sell rather quickly, so that the Bugatti factory in Molsheim, France will be freed up to finally create the Veyron’s mysterious successor. Rumors have been circulating for quite some time about the Bugatti Veyron successor, with many settling their bets on a superhybrid with even more power. Because so many angles have been tossed around and nixed, it will be a surprise indeed when it eventually emerges in concept form.
Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer revealed the news of how few units remain in recent interviews about the forward direction of the company.

Bugatti Veyron

Veyron sales for the first 442 spanned over a decade at an average rate of roughly one per week, indicating that it could take a few more months to unload the last of the nice ladies. Does anyone else imagine they will suddenly become ‘Special Editions’ should orders not roll in? “The final fleet” edition or something similar.

Bugatti Veyron l'or BlancThe one-off Bugatti Veyron L’or Blanc features porcelain and is possibly the most beautiful specimen. 

To end on a positive note, it seems that Bugatti may be up for future challenges after all, as Dürheimer recently stated that they will continue to build the “Most luxurious, fastest cars in the world” and that there is a “Crazy American” out to claim a record. Was he referring to John Hennessey or Jerod Shelby of SSC? I, for one, cannot wait to find out, though they are going to need more horses to play with Hennessey Performance in the future.

Bugatti Veyron ssThe Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was the fastest production car for years with a top speed of 267.8 MPH.

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British Policeman Shows Up to Work in Ferrari, Gets Busted

When people are obtaining money illegally, the smart types tend to keep it on the down low as much as possible. There are plenty of dumb criminals out there that show off too much and get snagged, but when police do it, it becomes more newsworthy and memorable. Recently, British policeman Osman Iqbal rolled up to work in a Ferrari, which was a very large red metal flag that something was up. It was not a police Ferrari patrol car, but a personal vehicle that he clearly could not afford on his salary.

police ferrariTalk about a red flag! The policeman’s $260,000 Ferrari spelled out trouble and the department stepped in. 

As the population is aware, the average law enforcement salary is not quite on the level required to purchase and maintain an exotic sports car like a Ferrari. There are special circumstances, like winning a prize, renting a Ferrari, inheriting money or the like that could lead to such a perk–but none of the above checked out for the officer. The investigation revealed that Iqbal was running a bit of a brothel as a side job, and he was sentenced to seven years in prison.

police ferrariHow smart is it for a local law enforcement officer to pull up to work in a flashy Ferrari while trying to hide illegal doings on the side? Perhaps he should have joined a force with police supercar units. 

Iqbal admitted to the following charges: Conspiracy to run a brothel, conspiracy to launder money and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. Going to lockdown with those you locked up? Ouch. It would be interesting to get a longer statement from the officer detailing what he thought would come to pass by showing up to work in such a flashy exotic ride. It almost seems that the man wanted to get caught, like thug life became too much for the poor chap or perhaps he grew tired of taking the trolley and pulling over all the lorrys..

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China May Ban Sexy Auto Show Models—No One Surprised

The automotive market in China and other Asian countries is absolutely out of control. Yet the controlling Chinese government is anything but. Word is that the Chinese government is contemplating a ban on sexy auto show models. Will this year’s Shanghai Automotive Show fail to be a…bust?

sexy auto show modelsAccording to a quote from the organization committee: “We are soliciting public option to improve the exhibition. We have not ruled out the possibility of banning auto show girls.”

sexy auto show modelsOf course, no further detail was given by the Chinese committee on the matter, as they are not exactly famous for being forthright with information. Many are wondering if the new possible guidelines are connected to the tragic New Year’s Eve celebrations in Shanghai’s historic district that led to a stampede and 36 deaths. Automotive shows are not known to be gatherings of danger or to attract the unruly types, but it only takes a few to ruin it for the many.

auto show modelsFollowing the tragedy on New Year’s, authorities imposed further restrictions, supervision and prevention of larger public gatherings. Cao Shiliang, a sales director for Dongfeng Motor Corporation stated: “More efforts should be mounted regarding the technique, function, quality, appearance and after-sale service of cars to win the hearts of customers.” Whatever the hell that means, sir. The automotive show is an art form, and the ladies are a part of that overall heady and intoxicating vibe that has delivered the gearheads for generations. What will happen if that right of passage is removed for the Chinese sector? Well, no market remains on top forever, so they may ultimately regret certain decisions when the major automakers and other companies begin to pull out and things drop down to normalcy in the financial realm.

auto show modelsModels are a tradition at automotive shows and events.

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A model showing off the sexy Audi R8 quattro.

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Spied: Smooth Mansory Rolls-Royce Phantom is Hit or Miss

The talented tuners at Mansory have pimped out the sophisticated Rolls-Royce Phantom. This Mansory Rolls-Royce Phantom features select one-off tweaking and a unique two-tone coat to set it apart from other measly million-dollar Phantoms. The special exterior was hit by the pros at WrapStyle for ultimate shine and protection.

Mansory Rolls-Royce PhantomThe Mansory Rolls-Royce Phantom with a WrapStyle finish has made its way across headlines everywhere.

Mansory Rolls-Royce Phantom

When it comes to the world of after-market automotive modifications and tuning, the sky is the limit. The really good tuners, like Mansory, are never satisfied with previous projects and continuously aim to perfect each model they pull into their magical workshops. This particular Mansory Phantom is wearing a smooth brown and gold look designed to be different. The look is further enhanced with a set of pricey gold wheels. The overall curb appeal gets a gold star on every level. The gold accenting continues to the iconic grille, front fascia, pillars, bonnet, window trims and more to draw the elements into a cohesive work of automotive art.

Mansory Rolls-Royce PhantomNo expense was spared in the creation of this glittering beast. From the rich wood to the golden accents and diamond stitched seating, it is a ride fit for royalty.

The cockpit

The styling elements drip into the cabin, which is coated with exquisite black and brown leathers. The dash and doors communicate the theme with gold gauges, air vents and other tweaks.

Mansory Rolls-Royce Phantom

Even the instrument panel features gold numbering and lettering. Who wants to be greeted by standard gauges in a ride this plush?

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