Category Archives: Luxury News

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If it makes headlines and has to do with luxury, we want to cover it. This is also an area for our fans to leave comments, and to share information on the goings-on in the ever-evolving world of luxury news.

1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost With an Interesting Criminal History

A 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost with an interesting criminal history changed hands for $83k at auction recently. The previous owner was a bit on the shady side, a criminal dubbed “Mr. Moneybags. The 1922 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is pictured above. The car along with most of the other ill-gotten gains possessed by Mr. Moneybags will be sold in efforts to reimburse those he wronged. Flashy criminals typically get busted by drawing so much attention to themselves. Mr. Moneybags is Michael Swann, who purchased the classic Rolls Royce after relieving the Otago District Health Board of $16.8 million dollars. Rather than flying … Continue reading

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The 2016 Mazda MX-5 is Pint-Sized Perfect–for a Child

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 has arrived, and she is not fooling anyone. The next generation of the Mazda Miata is attempting to tout itself as badass tricky angled photography that makes it look different online–but it is still just a Miata. Before I continue my bashing, let me point out that this is my opinion and does not necessarily reflect that of the rest of the staff at Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals. The clip above from ‘Family Guy’ accurately demonstrates how many gearheads feel about the Mazda Miata. Dear Mazda, please stick to the RX7. That said– why are they … Continue reading

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Robot Butlers Enhancing Luxury Hotel Service Standards?

How would you like a staff of robot butlers to serve you during your next hotel stay? That is a possibility when you choose the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino! While Japan and China may have a few working robots, they pale in comparison to A.L.O. Botlr, the robot butler setting a new precedent in California! Watch the one minute clip above showing A.L.O Botlr in action. He is quite the cutie and I want one for the house! A.L.O. Botlr robot butler is the creation of Savioke, a California-based venture funded by Google. The project is spearheaded by Steve Cousins … Continue reading

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Bulletproof BMW Offering Can Withstand AK-47 Fire

BMW is a luxury brand that addresses the needs of its clients, even the most extreme ones like personal security. The latest bulletproof BMW offering has been unveiled recently in Moscow–where certain crimes are on the decline yet still require vigilance. The star of the show was undoubtedly the AK-47 proof version of the BMW X5 SUV. More options for BMW armored and bulletproof vehicles emerge. They are nondescript and can resist fire from an AK-47! The cool part of the bulletproof BMW options are that they appear no different from the standard versions, therefore they will not end up attracting … Continue reading

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Decepticon Maserati Resembling Patrol Car Catches Charges

Check out this customized Maserati that has recently captured headlines and a spot on the court docket. It is a Decepticon Maserati decorated like the character “Barricade” in the hit film “Transformers”. While few would argue against its awesomeness, the driver is now facing charges of impersonating a police officer. The 2010 Maserati GranTurismo was not speeding or in violation of any traffic laws. Transformers has been an icon in the lives of many children, and now it has enraptured a new generation of followers. Beings from outer space capable of folding into vehicles? What is not to obsess over?  … Continue reading

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Porsche Cayenne Headlights Go Out in Russia

The viral videos of the sometimes-rough life in Russia are sadly entertaining, but this new scam involving Porsche Cayenne headlights may be the most frustrating for drivers! Apparently, because the headlights in the Porsche Cayenne can be removed from the outside and easily–lazy thieves in Russia have been watching for a Cayenne, waiting for the driver to park and leave the vehicle, then simply removing the lights. But then it gets worse. The Porsche Cayenne headlight thieves do not simply take their haul and sell it for money. They are much lazier than that! The thieves leave a note on … Continue reading

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2016 Volvo XC90: Should Leading Luxury SUV Makers Take Notice?

The name Volvo is not typically one that comes directly to mind when the words ‘luxury SUV’ are uttered. Yet, the company has been busy tweaking the XC90 since 2002 and she certainly turned some heads in Stockholm recently. Should leading luxury SUV makers take notice of this stealthy and deceptive creature murdered out in black? Is the 2016 Volvo XC90 a new contender? While it is terribly unlikely that a hip hop star is going to brag about owning one in a song anytime soon–it is climbing the popularity ladder. The next-gen Volvo XC90 has an estimated release date … Continue reading

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Bentley GT3-R Speeds Up Pulses at Pebble Beach

Bentley took advantage of the lavish Pebble Beach Concourse d’Elegance to debut the Bentley GT3-R. The event served as the official North American introduction for the new GT3-R, which is geared for more than luxury touring like its siblings. She has been seen in a couple of places prior, and packing 580 horses, this Bentley is decidedly different. While there have been previews, the Bentley GT3-R is officially on the scene now. She is a gorgeous muscle, with a 4-liter twin-turbocharged V8 and some impressive performance specs to back her up. This model hits the 0-60 mile per hour sprint … Continue reading

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The Renaultsport R.S. 01 Racer Revealed

What do you get when you blend the performance of a Renault 3.5 with the aesthetics of the Renault DeZir concept? The Renaultsport R.S. 01 has been created specifically to compete in motorsport, and was revealed recently at the Moscow Motor Show. Let’s take a closer look at this beast. The Renaultsport R.S. 01 at a glance: Power is derived from a 3.8-liter V6 twin-turbocharged engine. It is a version of the one from the potent Nissan GT-R. This Renault produces 493bhp, placing it within reasonable standards to race. The chassis is an extremely lightweight carbon monocoque. Total weight for … Continue reading

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Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo: Hotter than the Gallardo Version?

The Lamborghini Huracan has not been on the scene for long, but there is already a sick new version. The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo boasts different specs from the Gallardo Super Trofeo sibling and a racier appearance. Lamborghini touted the Huracan Super Trofeo for the first time at the elegant Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo version at a glance: This wicked sister was created to compete. She will begin with the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo next year. The official name is the Lamborghini Huracan LP 620-2 Super Trofeo. As the numbers suggest, this one will offer … Continue reading

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