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.

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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Look for the Next-Gen Audi R8 in New ‘Avengers’ Movie

The next-gen Audi R8 will be gracing the silver screen in the next ‘Avengers’ film, Avengers: Age of Ultron. It would seem that Tony Stark has a passion for the model and it will provide plenty of eye-candy among the action! The 2016 Audi R8 will be flanked by other new family members in the movie, including the 2015 Audi TTS and the Audi A3 cabriolet. The Audi R8 and the much-loved Marvel series have quite a cute history, with the original R8 hitting the screen way back in 2008 for the first ‘Iron Man’. According to Loren Angelo, director … Continue reading

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Imagine Lifestyles & Virgin Atlantic Jet Around NYC in a Ferrari 458

Image courtesy of Hunter L. Williams With the 2015 New York International Auto Show in full swing–Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals and Virgin Atlantic absorbed the city’s pulse from behind the wheel of an enviable machine. The luxury road trip took place in a feisty red Ferrari Italia convertible rental from Imagine Lifestyles, where the duo enjoyed several well-known pit stops along the route with professional photographer Hunter L. Williams of New York in tow. About Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals Imagine Lifestyles provides the premiere lifestyle experience–including upscale accommodations, professional chauffeur services, private yacht charters and exotic car rentals with delivery … Continue reading

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Presenters Shed Top Gear Label, Continue Careers

Fans of the hit series ‘Top Gear’ have ridden shotgun with the cast along a rather bumpy road lately, amid the controversy that has ended with the cast parting ways with the show. There is no need to fret, however, as the rambunctious lads seem to be continuing their careers sans the Top Gear label. Where will we see Jeremy Clarkson next? Why the international tour of live auto shows, of course! The former presenters of Top Gear: Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. The well-loved series ‘Top Gear’ was cancelled following an altercation between Clarkson and one of … Continue reading

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Porsche Objects to Aston Martin GT3 Name–Legally

It is a challenging business to name a vehicle, as Aston Martin and many others have learned the hard way over the years. Porsche has taken a legal stand against Aston Martin due to the name of their recent offering, the Aston Martin GT3. Porsche is arguing that the GT3 label belongs to them and that Aston Martin has no rights to tack it onto their Vantage. The confusion continues because the FIA GT3 racing category has existed for years. Porsche took a legal stand against Aston Martin for using the GT3 nameplate.  So does Porsche own the rights to … Continue reading

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Abandoned Bugatti Veryon Discovered in Russia

While discovering ditched exotic sports cars is not unheard of, an abandoned Bugatti Veyron certainly is. It seems a Veyron was simply left and forgotten somewhere in Russia, leaving much speculation about how the mighty beast met with such a fate. Russia is filled with insane automotive tales, some involving brazen thefts and stunts, but an abandoned Bugatti Veyron? Ludacris! The photo above shows the grisly aftermath of the event. (Photo credit: Istvan Mera on Facebook). The sticker on the Bugatti Veyron was reported to read “Autolehmann”, a very successful dealership in the area where the abandoned car was discovered. … Continue reading

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Did You Know Pink Ferrari Cars Are Actually Not Allowed?

Ferrari is an impeccable brand with sometimes impossible standards, and that is why they have pretty much run the exotic sports car game for decades. With such a larger-than-life brand comes strict protocols–including the little-known code on pink Ferrari cars: They are not allowed. So why has Ferrari taken such a stringent stance on such a delicate hue? In the wake of Justin Bieber being permitted to purchase the coveted multi-million dollar LaFerrari, it could seem comical to some that Ferrari would forbid a simple color choice. The issue is with branding, and the Prancing Horse prefers to be synonymous … Continue reading

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Shanghai Auto Show Bans Models and Children

It seems that the rumors of sexy models being banned from the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show have proven to be true, though it does not seem to make much sense because children are also banned, so what could it hurt if PG13 is no longer necessary? The officials are on a new path to “Clean up” the show, and that means no scantily clad babes draping themselves around the vehicles. If you listen closely, you hear the collective sighs of disappointment. Reports indicate that the Chinese government has put enough pressure on the event to prevent the sexy car models … Continue reading

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Robert De Niro to Portray Enzo Ferrari in ‘Ferrari’ Movie

Attention racing fans: There is a new film coming out titled simply ‘Ferrari’, and Robert De Niro shall portray Enzo Ferrari! The Ferrari movie is to shed more light on the life of Enzo Ferrari, offering up additional details on his fascinating existence and, of course, those dream machines. For those ‘Furious 7’ fans wondering what automotive movie will emerge next, it seems that ‘Ferrari’ is already in the works and will offer a glimpse of the brand’s rich history. News of the upcoming movie emerged in an Italian publication, II Messaggero, which sort of rhymes with De Niro–a cute … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day: BMW Is Doing It Right

BMW pulled a fast one on April Fool’s Day when it dared fans to dream big. The brand released an unbelievable ad in the New Zealand Herald, inviting people to swap their old car for a brand-spanking-new BMW 1 Series. According to the ad, the first person to arrive and meet the terms and conditions, would receive the car. While many disregarded it as too-good-to-be-true, Tianna Marsh learned it was no joke when she arrived at the dealership with her old Nissan Avenir and pulled away in a gleaming new $50,000 BMW! BMW shared the story on their official blog … Continue reading

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