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!

Autonomous Audi Q5 Completes 3,400-mile Road Trip Solo

Audi has been occupied perfecting its new direction on the autonomous vehicle route. The autonomous Audi Q5 just completed a coast-to-coast solo trip from San Francisco to New York, a quest totaling 3,400 miles. The vehicle managed the entire trip driverless, save a 50-mile span through a construction zone. There was a likely nervous human being riding shotgun. The clip above offers some shots of the journey: The autonomous Audi from auto supplier Delphi Corp. embarked on the journey for strategic testing purposes equipped with cameras, powerful laser sensors, radar and other fun gadgetry. The trip was a landmark success, … Continue reading

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‘Furious 7’ Lykan Hypersport Skyscraper Action Could Work Because Science

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 … Continue reading

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The Mystery: Why Make A Million-Dollar Car?

Have you ever wondered why a carmaker would venture to create a million-dollar car? Volkswagen loses an estimated $3-$6 million on the sale of every Bugatti Veyron, so it cannot be an easy task and does not seem to exactly lead to a profit. So why has almost every exotic carmaker out there created at least one 7-figure machine? The Koenigsegg One boasts the perfect power-to-weight ratio of 1. The answer is not completely cut and dry, but it is because people will by the million-dollar-plus vehicles. While it does not seem like anyone in their right mind would willingly … Continue reading

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The McLaren Sports Series Is Looking Fierce So Far

The McLaren Sports Series is set to emerge in April, 2015 and the company has been doing a fantastic job of teasing the masses. The new collection of exotic sports cars will be drenched in carbon, aerodynamic and capable both on the track and on the roadways. The 2015 McLaren Sports Series will include the McLaren 570S coupe and others. Several video clips of the car have drizzled out, and while it looks a great deal like its predecessors, the alterations in materials used and powertrain revisions promise to deliver what the next generation requires to compete. The McLaren 570S … Continue reading

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Can the LM2 Streamliner Concept Top the Fastest Cars?

There is a new speed demon in town: The 1,700-HP LM2 Streamliner supercar has arrived on the scene with bold claims that perhaps have the leaders of speed experiencing a touch of trepidation! Just a small percentage of startup supercar brands ever survive from concepting to production before being shutdown–but the LM2 Streamliner appears to be on a rather streamlined path to just that. But will the LM2 Streamliner, a product of Lyons Motor Car of New York City, be a capable rival to the likes of Hennessey, Bugatti, Pagani or Koenigsegg? Let us take a look at what she offers … Continue reading

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Fast & Furious 7: One of 7 Lykan Hypersport Cars Makes Appearance

If the Lykan Hypersport is not famous yet, it will be when the Furious 7 movie comes out this weekend! The next and (likely) final installment of the Fast and Furious series emerges next week, and the appearance of the rare Lykan Hypersport will be candy for the masses. The numerics are fun, because just 7 examples of the Lykan exist and it Furious 7. It is the most valuable vehicle used in the extremely popular series–though it will not even come close to snagging the spotlight from Paul Walker, as it is sadly the final film for the beloved … Continue reading

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GM Eye Tracking Headlights Could Take Off the Blinders

Automotive technology continues to advance and impress, with the latest being GM eye tracking headlights that do pretty much what the name implies: they track the movements of the driver’s eye and provide light in that direction. This wonderful wizardry is being tested to possibly become available in future GM models. Leading automaker GM is working diligently to add further technology to its headlight assisting offerings. Will drivers soon have the added advantage of intelligent headlamps that function by following their eyes?  The eye tracking technology is being developed to anticipate the nearly constant eye movement, using algorithms to keep … Continue reading

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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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