Category Archives: Luxury News

What is happening in the world of luxury. Imagine Lifestyles follows what is going on in the world of luxury cars, news, hotels, events, and other goings-on to provide our fans with up-to-date information on what is happening in hip and trendy South Beach, New York, Chicago, LA and other world hot-spots. Exotic people, places and things that make headlines make this slot.
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.

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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Video: The Turbo Ferrari 488 GTB Behind the Scenes

Now that the first-ever turbo Ferrari is out, let’s check out the footage below of the 488 GTB behind the scenes in action: See the turbo Ferrari 488 GTB negotiate turns and rip it up on the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia and some roads in Tortosa and Saragozza. These are clips from the official video shoot for the new model. The Prancing Horse always kept thoughts of a turbocharged engine in the back of the barn. The Ferrari 488 GTB was met with much surprise with her turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine. The engine is not shared with any existing … Continue reading

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Porsche Plans to Remain Exclusive Even as Demand Rises

Luxury automaker Porsche plans to remain an exclusive brand, even as demand for its products continues to rise. This is a hot issue in the industry, as those with the funds and desire can be shot down when attempting to purchase because the brand only produces a certain amount annually, sometimes with special restrictions to the purchasers. Ferrari is known for maintaining a similar approach, favoring the exclusive nature of its beast to mass production. After all, if many people were rolling around in an exotic sports car like a Ferrari or a Porsche, the special factor would begin to … Continue reading

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A Hidden Bubble Speeds to the Surface: The Bugatti Veyron Cristal Edition

Amid all of the fuss surrounding the final Bugatti Veyron produced, the Grand Sport Vitesse La Finale, a gem was missed that has finally risen to the surface: The Bugatti Veyron Cristal Edition. The Cristal Edition is also a Grand Sport Vitesse Veryon, and was commissioned by a Chinese collector for his girlfriend, who took delivery of the pristine pink beast back in January. The event remained quite secret until it hit the interwebs recently! Paris Hilton must be seething with envy: The pink accents on the Bugatti Veyron Cristal Edition are enough to win any woman’s heart. This is … Continue reading

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Video Teaser: BMW Self-Driving Car Vs. Drift Champion

BMW intends to have the first-ever autonomous drift car. They released the teaser below of the BMW self-driving car taking on a champion drifting driver. While it is not Ken Block, the drift driver is familiar with the procedure and the autonomous BMW seems perfectly capable of maneuvering. Check it out: The short clip above was released to generate excitement over the BMW self-driving car’s drifting capacity. There are quite a few BMW offerings that make decent drift machines and they are certainly no stranger to special events like Driftmob. The video of the autonomous BMW drifting above is a … Continue reading

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Action Clip: The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Out to Prove It Has Power

The Range Rover Evoque convertible is out to prove something: that it is much more than just a stylish open SUV–it is power. Check out the footage below of the Evoque convertible performing some testing feats in Europe’s largest and most strenuous crossrail tunnel! The Range Rover Evoque hit the scene with special design input from Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice). Her stylish vibe definitely translated into the vehicle, which is a more diminutive and upscale version of its siblings. The vehicle was met with open arms on the market, appealing to many different types of buyers. Now, the brand … Continue reading

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Unlikely Street Racing Video: Tesla Vs. Lamborghini

Admit it: If you owned a supercar like a Lamborghini Murcielago you would be tempted to street race. Street racing is very dangerous and illegal—but it still happens and we can’t help but inhale the footage. That said, check out this duel on the streets between the Lamborghini Murcielago and a Tesla Model S P85D that is circulating on YouTube! The video is not exactly professional quality or choreographed, but it does provide an exciting glimpse of the beasts in their natural element. It is always exciting to see an exotic sports car out on the streets, even if you … 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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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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