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.

The Ferrari 458 Speciale Takes Off Its Top

Fans of the Ferrari 458 Speciale have even more to be excited about. The nice lady has removed her top for the entire world to see, and it looks incredible! Not only is the Speciale now a convertible, she packs a few more Prancing Horses for good measure. Her full name is now the Ferrari 458 Speciale A. The ‘A’ stands for ‘Aperta’, which is Italian for ‘Open’. Now that we have cleared up that mystery, let’s get down to specs. The Ferrari 458 Speciale A at a glance: She is packing a specialized 4.5-liter V8 capable of kicking out … Continue reading

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Lotus to Become Even More Obscure in America?

Fans of Lotus supercars should run to the nearest dealership and place their orders, because it looks like that will soon be impossible. Like the Lotus Elise and Exige, the Lotus Evora could soon be banned from U.S. dealerships because it fails to meet smart airbag guidelines. With street legal Lotus offerings diminishing due to new rules and guidelines, the brand could become quite obscure Stateside over the next decade.  It seems like the logical thing to do would be to simply meet the smart airbag guidelines, even doing a sort-of recall to install them on past sales. But the … Continue reading

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True Story: Idiot Steals Same Ferrari 458 Supercar Twice

There never seems to be a shortage of odd stories in the news, but the man who stole the same Ferrari 458 sports car twice may just win the world’s dumbest contest! Authorities in California will not soon tire of retelling the Ferrari 458 theft tale to anyone who will listen. Man steals Ferrari 458 Italia, gets away, and then steals it again from the impound lot!   The man was identified as Earnie Hooks of Los Angeles. Hooks got his hooks into the brand new 2014 Ferrari 458 spider and made no attempts to hide it, driving it around … Continue reading

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Rembrandt Bugatti Sculptures Recaptured in Crystal by Lalique

The Bugatti family history is brimming with the creative gene. Founder Ettore Bugatti’s brother, fittingly named Rembrandt, was a renowned sculptor. Rembrandt Bugatti sculptures depicted the animals he admired. The artist was known as a bit of a recluse who preferred the company of animals to that of people. Now some of his best pieces have been formed into striking crystal pieces by Lalique and will be available to the avid Bugatti history collectors out there. Lalique has focused on four Rembrandt Bugatti sculptures for this limited edition collection: The Reclining Egyptian wolf c 1904 The Mare c 1907 The … Continue reading

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Up-Close and Personal with the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT is sweeping the globe with exciting appearances. The video below shows the AMG GT hitting the track at the Bonneville Salt Flats, take a peek at her in action! The video above shows the AMG GT hitting the salt flats. The green striped wrap that “falls” off to reveal the yellow coat is cool, but the colors should have at least complimented each other. The throaty growl at the end makes up for that oversight.  There will be two versions of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT will be created. There will be a GT and … Continue reading

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Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio Roadster Gets Green Light: There Shall be Six

This special Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio roadster made its grand debut at the Geneva Motor Show this year. It is quite typical for very special one-offs to be created and touted to various auto shows worldwide, serving as works of inspirational art. It is not common for any of these types of vehicles to ever be produced, making the Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio roadster special, indeed! Word is that a limited production run of just six units has been approved, and they will be expensive ladies. The photo above shows the Sergio tribute at the Geneva Motor Show. An exclusive fleet of … Continue reading

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What Direction Will Ferrari Take Without CEO of 23 Years?

The Ferrari brand will be taking on new roads now, and it will be moving forward without CEO Luca di Montezemolo. Montezemolo has been at the wheel of the Ferrari brand for an impressive 23 years. So which direction is the Prancing Horse headed and under what leadership? The short clip above shows Ferrari CEO Luca di Montezemolo speaking of his retirement from the brand. It is just a little over a minute long, and appears to be at an event. Expect a full announcement from Ferrari when the act becomes official. Montezemolo has served as the head of both … Continue reading

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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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