Friday, September 19, 2014

Bentley Announces new Mulsanne speed - The world's fastest ultra-luxury driving experience

Bentley Mulsanne
Bentley redefines the fastest ultra-luxury driving experience in the world with a new pinnacle flagship. The new Mulsanne Speed is tailored for the driver, with 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW), 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) and selectable sports suspension and steering on demand.

The reengineered powertrain, featuring Bentley’s mighty 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8, propels the Mulsanne Speed to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds (0‑100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and on to a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). In modern Bentley tradition, the extra performance is matched by markedly improved efficiency; a 13% gain means a range extended by 50 miles (80 km).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Da Vindice Geneve The Vindex Tourbillon Automatic Watch

Da Vindice Geneve The Vindex Tourbillon Automatic Watch

This new model from Da Vindice embodies an encounter between the tourbillon, a symbol of watchmaking excellence and traditions, and a resolutely 21st century design. Topped with the brand’s emblematic lily motif, the tourbillon sits majestically enthroned at 6 o’clock, while the dial reveals other beauties including generous Roman numerals standing out against an elegant guilloché background. The honeycomb motif adorning the sides of the tonneau-shaped case completes the total-black composition.

More Volts to create more scope in future Audi models

 Audi Concept RS 5 TDI Electric Turbo
In anticipation of a raft of new technological innovations which will pave the way for even more compelling production cars, Audi is to upgrade part of its vehicle electrical system from twelve to 48 volts. The move represents another technical building block for facilitating the integration of advanced new systems without jeopardising corresponding increases in engine performance and efficiency.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Land Rover launches new Discovery Sport SUV

Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV
Land Rover has revealed the new Discovery Sport, the world’s most versatile and capable premium compact SUV. The first member of the new Discovery family, Discovery Sport, features 5+2 seating in a footprint no larger than existing 5-seat premium SUVs.

Discovery Sport’s progressive new design approach defines the new Discovery family with optimised volume, proportions and stance. Its design leadership combines with engineering integrity to result in a dynamic profile, the ultimate use of interior space and 5+2 seating configurability.

Graff Diamond GyroGraff Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

Graff Diamond GyroGraff Mechanical Hand-wound Watch

The perfect union of watchmaking and jewellery, this new timepiece from Graff shines the spotlight on a gyroscopic moon phase and a double-axis tourbillon, no less. The bezel is embellished with a mosaic of diamonds in a stunning and patented invisible setting, the work of the jeweller's master craftsmen using a technique which took one year to perfect. This sculptural composition is formed by three rows of diamonds, with two triangular diamonds surrounding a hexagonal diamond. A triangular emerald lends the ultimate prestige to the guilloché dial, while another diamond adorns the crown at 2 o'clock. The Diamond GyroGraff is proposed in two iterations, in pink gold or in white gold, each a limited series of 20.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Return of Subaru BRZ SE brings sports car price down even further

Subaru BRZ SE

Subaru UK has expanded its range of affordable BRZ sports cars with the re-introduction of the entry level SE model. Priced at just £22,495 on the road it ensures affordable and accessible driving thrills more than ever before.

New Ford Focus delivers industry first technology that can predict and prevent skids

Ford Focus
Ford Motor Company is launching a new technology that can predict when a car might skid – and by stepping in early could prevent the driver from losing control in the first place.

The industry-first production car system called Enhanced Transitional Stability debuts on the new Focus and can calculate when a skid is likely to take place from a combination of the car’s speed, the position of the steering wheel and the speed at which the steering wheel is being turned.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Cœur Blanc Mechanical Hand-wound Tourbillon Watch

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Cœur Blanc Mechanical Hand-wound Tourbillon Watch
First the heart, the beating force of life. Then white, symbol of delicacy and purity. Next the diamonds, because they are eternal. Individually baguette-cut, these precious stones combine to form a unique composition around the tourbillon, one of watchmaking's most demanding complications. Their beauty is exalted by an invisible setting, a meticulous technique that requires rare skill. Thus the diamonds seem to float on the dial, as though nothing holds them there but their own power of seduction. They capture the light, illuminate the bezel with their sparkle, embrace the caseband, form one with the attachments, twinkle like stars on the crown, and come to a dazzling conclusion on the buckle of the strap.

Peugeot Exalt Concept: A new incarnation for the Paris Motor Show

Peugeot Exalt Concept
PEUGEOT is showcasing the EXALT Concept Car in a new livery at the Paris Motor Show next month. The bodywork features shades of grey that emanate from the bare steel covering the majority of the exterior to the distinctive ‘Shark Skin’ rear end. Inside, the ‘Newspaper Wood’ finish borrows (literally) from the pages of major business dailies.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Watch

Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Watch

The companion to long-distance travellers, the Classics Manufacture Worldtimer is driven by one of the most complex movements ever made by Frederique Constant: the FC-718 calibre. Yet the true genius of this watch is its simplicity of use, with all the functions commanded by the crown. The wearer can read, at a glance, time in 24 major world cities simultaneously around the dial. And so as never to lose track with home as he criss-crosses the globe, the 24-hour disc includes a day/night indicator. The date, meanwhile, can be read from the elegant counter that is swept by a hand at 6 o'clock.