Category Archives: Cool Car Features

Are you fixated on all things luxury auto? Here you can find cool car features as they emerge onto the scene, one breathtaking or head-shaking item at a time! When something interesting, shocking, expensive or otherwise is invented, we are the first to bring it to our friends and fans. Whether it is a new spin on a navigation system, an amphibious Lamborghini or another technology breakthrough from BMW, you can scan it all here at Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rental’s luxury blog!

Toyota TNGA to Adapt Powertrains for Faster Product Creation

Toyota is a company known for its unexpected offerings–think back to the Lexus LFA, the first-ever attempt at a supercar and the ensuing success. The brand is quite strategic in all aspects of operations, using advanced and flexible modular platforms in order to create new models with greater ease. The upcoming Toyota TNGA platform will gear things up further, offering a strategic base from which to build future products at a reduced cost, which ultimately leads to more. Resources could be spared at a rate of 20% or higher with the Toyota TNGA platform, freeing up funds for more development … Continue reading

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Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter Takes Backseat Driving to New Level

Ford has launched a car that actually prevents drivers from speeding. The new Ford Intelligent Speed Limiter certainly takes the notion of the backseat driver to an entirely new level! It seems that not everyone is going to be ecstatic about this one, especially the gearheads of the world. The system will only be offered in Europe and in the Ford S-Max model, for the time being, so take comfort in that if you are on the other side of the pond. How it works: The Ford S-Max is packing a sinister technology called Intelligent Speed Limiter. The system reads the … Continue reading

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Google Hits The Road With Android Auto

Google has made the official announcement that the Android Auto system is a go. Consumers in the United States, Australia and the UK are able to access the technology now. Does this mean Google intends to continue biting from the big Apple? You betcha! A little healthy competition is always a good thing when it comes to services provided because it keeps the technologies interesting and the costs somewhat down. The new Google Android offerings have stolen a percentage of dedicated Apple lovers already, and they seem to be digging in for ways to attract even more. The Google Android … Continue reading

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Rivalry: BMW Charging Stations With Shocking Twist

It seems that relations have become electric between BMW and rivals like Tesla in the electric vehicle charging station arena. Word is circulating that BMW is developing EV charging stations that it intends to circulate throughout the United States. The BMW charging stations will provide a charge for all electric vehicles except those made by Tesla and Nissan—now that is a below the belt jolt! This chatter creates many questions in the way of what the future will hold with electric vehicles and hybrids. Should the decisions be made by the carmakers themselves? This strategy certainly lends much competitive drive … Continue reading

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How It Is Made: The Bugatti Veyron

Now that the production run of 450 Bugatti Veyron supercars has come to a halt with the very last unit sold, let us take a look at how the car is made. With a price range starting at a cool million USD–some considerable steps are taken to ensure the perfect beast. How the 1,001 horsepower, 263+ mile per hour Bugatti Veyron monster is made: The Veyron has a production process that is unique to the model, with many steps designed and engineered specifically for a prescribed and unprecedented result. While some parts are made in Germany and elsewhere, the car is … Continue reading

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After Nixing Hybrid Rumors Lamborghini Urus SUV Could be Charged with Battery

Lamborghini has rocked an SUV in the past–think way back to the LM001 and LM002. For the past two years teasers of the potential Lamborghini Urus SUV have been out, leaving all to grapple at a comeback and also to wonder what powertrain it would pack upon release. Those questions remain unanswered, but with increasing speculation of a hybrid Lamborghini SUV on the horizon. The theory of the Lamborghini Urus SUV hitting production as a hybrid certainly makes sense with the plethora of battery and electric powered supercars already on the scene. Taking in the big picture, luxury SUVs have … Continue reading

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The Audi R8 Continues to Transition and Change Gears

The deservedly popular Audi R8 continues to evolve into new variants. Rolling out in 2007 as an exotic sports car that truly does possess the capacity to serve as a daily driver, it is now even more versatile in 2016 format. While the outward appearance of the R8 has received minimal updates over the years, it is certainly up-to-date under the hood. The 2016 Audi R8 at a glance: The chassis is the new Audi Space Frame. It is comprised of durable and lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber and tips the scales at a scant 3,205 pounds dry. To get … Continue reading

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Video: The Lamborghini Winter Academy Huracan Cars in Action!

For those adrenaline junkies curious about what it would feel like to unleash hundreds of horses on snow and ice, the Lamborghini Winter Academy could be the outlet for such a wish. The event is adding more locations annually and seems to be…gaining traction! What better way to unleash the full potential of the AWD Lamborghini Huracan than through the Winter Academy course? This is a specialized program provided by Lamborghini that includes a dedicated driving program and, of course, the luxurious experience the world has come to expect from the Raging Bull. It is among the most anticipated annual … Continue reading

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Take a Listen: The Lexus RC F Auditory Extravaganza

Before reading, take a moment to enjoy the amplified acoustics of the Lexus RC F nestled inside an exhaust appreciation tunnel: This acoustics tunnel is located in the United Kingdom, attracting all shapes and sizes to the confines of her walls to create videos, recordings and perform testing endeavors.  Does that not sound a little bit like an automotive enthusiast’s fantasy? It is what we all wish every regular boring car on the street sounded like, but it is not quite as aggressive as anticipated from this nice lady. But why does the Lexus RC F not sound as mean … Continue reading

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The Aston Martin Vulcan Requires Special Training to Operate

The Aston Martin Vulcan is the latest high-performance offering from the badge with a $2.3 million dollar asking price and a rather exclusive production run of just 24 units. The new member of the fleet has not only a prestigious family behind it, but also a special driver training course commencing in 2016 to teach owners to operate the Vulcan properly and to her highest abilities. The Aston Martin Vulcan looks every inch the racer (Photo: Aston Martin). The Aston Martin Vulcan owners will be offered the opportunity to train with experienced racing drivers on some of the world’s most … Continue reading

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