Category Archives: Technology

New designs and technological advances in everyday luxury goods. Things we find that are cool, that wow us, or are silly or shocking to share with our fans and readers.
From the latest gadgets, technological advances, to the newest carbon fiber brakes for exotic cars, you can read about it here. Technology has a direct impact on exotic cars, luxury hotels, superyachts, air charters and other things that we love. Whenever technology improves one of these areas, you can bet that we will have something exciting to say about it to our readers via our luxury blog.
Technology is constantly improving the luxury items we already love, capturing our interest all over again with each brilliant tweak.

Audi Electrifies Nurburgring—Captures Fastest Lap

Audi has achieved accolade nirvana with the fastest electric lap around the famed Nurburgring with its R8 e-tron! The brand certainly has much to celebrate in terms of recent success, with both a win at Le Mans via a diesel-electric hybrid racecar and the all-out speed of the e-tron.

 Audi e-Tron

The R8 e-tron hits the market at the end of the year

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WTH: A Hybrid Bugatti Veyron Successor?

The Bugatti badge is synonymous with unimaginable speed and prestige…and rumors are igniting that someday it may be dubbed as a luxury hybrid as well! Unbelievably–the next Veyron could emerge as a hybrid supercar.

Bugatti Hybrid

Who says a 1,000+ horsepower hypercar has to hemorrhage fuel?

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Mercedes-Benz Gets Real…With Real-Time Location Sharing App!

Attention smart phone application zealots: Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to fuel that addiction with a new real-time location-sharing app in the 2013 A-Class! Now the legions can effectively merge the need for speed, class, and social sharing by offering a glimpse of where they are at any given moment on the road. Mercedes has been Mbrace-ing technology in a big way…follow link for more on their in-vehicle communications endeavors.

mercedes glympse app

This app belongs in the toolkit arsenal of every dedicated stalker! I kid, I kid…

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Video: Details of the Delicious Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

The latest from Ferrari is finally here, the 2012 Ferrari Berlinetta! Watch the video at bottom of post for full details and an up-close and personal view of the supercar at this year’s Geneva Auto Show.

Ferrari Berlinetta

Would the Berlinetta make a suitable addition to our fleet of Ferrari rentals and exotic sports car rentals? Let us know!

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Plug Pulled on Electric Rolls Royce

The plug has been pulled on the electric Rolls Royce concept, so pour out a bottle of your best million-dollar Russo Baltique vodka and move on! According to reports, Rolls Royce will never create an electric version of their esteemed Phantom…because not a single existing customer wants one. Fair enough.

Electric Rolls Royce concept cancelled

Are electric cars merely golf carts to the super wealthy?

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Ferrari Confirms Hybrid Enzo

Ferrari has finally confirmed the unthinkable: A hybrid Enzo supercar! Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo made the announcement at the Beijing Auto Show, surprising everyone further with an expected 2013 production run! Outstanding…will there be a hybrid Enzo in our fleet of exotic vehicle rentals someday?

Ferrari hybrid

Ferrari’s horses will be prancing in greener pastures

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Croatia Bests Bugatti? The Rimac Concept One

When you are leading the exotic sports car market in the speed and pricing departments, it is important to keep a watchful eye in that rearview mirror for competitors…like Croatia’s sneaky Rimac Concept One! It has been tweaked a bit, but the all-electric EV supercar is seeking to rival the top dogs and is certainly fetching!

Rimac Concept

The wheels on the Rimac are sharp

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Peugeot Picks Up Nurburgring Electric Car Record

The Peugeot EX1 is much more than just an electric car—it is the official fastest one to hit the Nurburgring! The spicy EX1 nailed the famous 12-mile loop with an impressive time of 9 minutes and 1.338 seconds, averaging 85.9 miles per hour.

Peugeot EX1

Peugeot EX1

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Fisker Continues Spreading Green Karma—Meet the Electric Atlantic Luxury Sedan!

The futuristic frontrunners at Fisker have done it again—creating yet another fabulous luxury hybrid car! The Fisker Atlantic concept made its official debut at the New York Auto Show, though it is rumored that the prototype should be quite close to the finished product (should it reach production–as Fisker is adamant that it will!).This puts an end to the anticipation of Project Ninja (follow link for full details!).

Fisker Atlantic

The Atlantic does resemble the sleek lines of the Karma

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Range Rover Gets Racier

Apparently, Land Rover is feeling the pressure from the competition (think Lamborghini SUV and Bentley SUV concept)! The words Range Rover are synonymous with two other words: luxury SUV…which makes perfect sense, seeing as how the brand has been a leader in the upscale SUV market segment for so long! But Land Rover is clearly communicating that it is not one to simply be satisfied with past successes and is launching what may well be the best and most lavish Range Rover ever!

Range Rover 2012
Introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition was used to sample the $90,000+ market. All 500 versions were sold within months of the reveal, prompting the brand to run with the good fortune!

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