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!

The Ariel Atom 3S Is Even More Performance Driven

The Ariel Atom 3S is a lightweight track toy capable of hitting the 0-60 mile per hour marker in less than 3 seconds. I say track toy only because the Ariel Atom is not a street legal ride. It is a bit bare bones at just 1,350 lbs stark naked, and certainly a much more economic solution than some exotic sports cars. Ariel produces the Atom for European customers. It can be purchased Stateside through special distributors who have been given permissions to build the cars. Right now TMI AutoTech Inc. has the exclusive rights to build and sell the … Continue reading

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Aston Martin Safety Features Losing Traction With Buyers

There are a plethora of advanced automotive safety features available in Aston Martin luxury cars and others, but they seem to be losing traction with buyers. It is not that buyers do not appreciate the safety perks–they simply want the ability to turn them off and gain total control at times. In efforts to ensure customer satisfaction, Aston Martin is working to make sure buyers can easily switch off certain features like electronic stability control. While additional safety features are in the funnel, they will have the option to be shut off as desired. Jeffrey Scott, head of Aston Martin … Continue reading

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Rumors of a New Mazda RX7 Sports Car Have Rotary Hearts Racing

When it comes to creating a rotary engine, no one does it better than Mazda. In fact, precious few have attempted it at all. The rotary fans that do exist are die hard and typically able to rebuild their own and rattle off every modification they have ever completed with great passion. Now rotary fans are looking forward to the next generation of the Mazda RX7–which could be here in production form by 2017.  There are two Mazda RX7 cars and a modified Subaru WRX in my garage. I can attest that they are fabulously addictive cars to drive. These … Continue reading

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Color Changing Materials for Cars? Welcome to the Future

One of the most difficult decisions when buying a new vehicle is selecting the right color for the interior. Sometimes there are so many options it can make one’s head spin, but Johnson Controls is working on making it spin from pure excitement with a potential method to make color changing materials a reality. (Cue the Jetson’s cartoon music). Will the cars of the future be chameleon-like? The capacity to change the interior and possibly exterior color of one’s automobile is being tested. Note that is looking far into the future and likely won’t become commonplace in this life. Unless … Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo Returns to North America Starting at $55k!

North American fans of the luxurious Alfa Romeo badge may begin to jump up and down all around you…do not be alarmed. After a long hiatus, the Alfa Romeo brand will now be available stateside with a shockingly lowered starting price of around $55k. That makes the brand attainable both geographically and economically for an entirely new market. The starting price of the next-gen, the Alfa Romeo 4C,  is the truly surprising aspect of this news. For less than a new Audi, one can own an Alfa Romeo. This will all be made possible through a new network of dealerships … Continue reading

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Remember the Stormtrooper Gemballa Ferrari?

This Enzo Ferrari generated an online sensation back in 2009 because of its rather uncanny resemblance to a stormtrooper. Inspired by a jet fighter, this stormtrooper Gemballa Ferrari became one of the most memorable of the 400 Enzo Ferrari cars on earth. Meet stormtrooper Enzo, a flighty fellow. There are only 400 Enzo Ferraris in existence, and this may be the coolest.  The Gemballa Enzo Ferrari Stormtrooper at a glance: This trooper is packing a tuned 6.0-liter V12 unleashing 700 Prancing Horses. That is the same as the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. The aerodynamics were clearly tweaked to increase performance with … Continue reading

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Google Self-Driving Car Lacks Seats and Wheel

No, you are not looking at a full-scale model of an automobile from an anime flick. This is a functioning prototype of the latest Google self-driving car. Remember the Google autonomous vehicle that gained legal clearance to operate in certain places? Well, this animated little number is out there testing at furious speeds of 25 miles per hour in parking lots…and it lacks both a steering wheel and pedals. Silly humans, Google does not think you must drive. To attempt to sell this lifestyle to a gearhead, simply Google the word “Never”.  That is correct, there could soon be vehicles on … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful McLaren MP4-12C Kit Available?

This is the Blue Hamann MemoR McLaren MP4-12C kit. While it has a rather lengthy name, it could be the most striking McLaren MP4-12C kit on the market. The powder blue coat looks phenomenal on this model, and the special tweaks add more aesthetic intrigue to the already nice lady. When a pale blue does work on a car, it takes the styling to an entirely new level of nostalgia and adoration. When it does not work so well, it can actually set off a gag-reflex and permanent distaste for a specific model type…I kid, I kid. Meet the Blue … Continue reading

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The Land Rover Infotainment System Isn’t Terrible

There are plenty of infotainment systems out there for a variety of automobiles. Some are user-friendly, operating with relative ease, and some are a jumbled nightmare of unkept promises. The Land Rover infotainment system isn’t terrible, and downloads onto Apple or Android. Land Rover’s InControl apps system has been in development for some time, and is poised to be as large and powerful as the luxury SUVs it enhances. The idea of the automobile merging with the smartphone to create a science fiction rolling film is pretty awesome—and it is beginning to happen. As the disconnect between cars and devices … Continue reading

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The Lexus NX SUV is an Interestingly Sexy Beast

The Lexus NX SUV was cleverly designed to look like it was cast from a single piece of material. The sleek and sexy beast has hit the scene with all the right attributes and is taunting the likes of the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. Lexus NX is a bold approach to the luxury SUV. She is all modern inside and out, and gathering her fair share of stares prior to the official reveal.  The Lexus NX appears to be a toned-down version of the much more outgoing and bulky Lexus LF-NX concept. Both members of the family are … Continue reading

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