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BENTLEY MULSANNE SPEED BMW 18 ELECTRIC RED LAMBORGHINI MCLAREN 650S AVENTADOR LP 700-4 PAGANI HUAYRA DUCATI 959 PANIGALE

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The Residence. That’s Flying Reimagined.

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO SHOEMAKER TO THE STARS Ch e c k i n to t h i s exclusive address and experience our three-room suite on board the A380. Designed for t wo guests, it offers a living room, double bedroom and ensuite shower room. It even comes with a personal Butler to attend to your ever y need. The Residence. Now accepting reser vations.

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NEWS | STORIES | OPINION | FEATURES | EVENTS

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ASTON MARTIN DB11

The long awaited ‘double-figure DB’ generation debuts at the Riyadh World Luxury Expo.

DAILY Publisher Kevin Rolfe Editor Siddharth Thaker

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MERCEDES-MAYBACH S-CLASS

Stylish, effortless superiority combined with trend-seing exclusivity – a highlight in the luxury segment.

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PAGANI HUAYRA

Presenting an Italian Hypercar – the simply stunning product of seven years of hard work and engineering cramanship.

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THE NEW BMW 7 SERIES

The new BMW 7 Series blazes a trail for modern automotive luxury that is in keeping with the times but also points the way into the future.

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BENTLEY

The new Mulsanne Speed offers a combination of extraordinary luxury and limitless power that only a Bentley can deliver.

ALSO IN THIS LUXURIOUS ISSUE

08 PORSCHE 918 SPYDER 12 MERCEDES AMG GT 18 KOENIGSEGG AGERA

26 LUXURY 4X4’S 30 BESTIANERA 42 BMW 18 ELECTRIC RED

Designers Mike Gibas Mark Askam Editorial Team Anton RenshaweStrack Christopher O’Toole Rebecca Cohen Phil Blizzard Photography Mark Hakansson Ben Roberts Anjjelo San Buenaventura

Advertising Sion Rapson Gina Reynolds Mike Sawicki Business Development Kevin Rolfe Chris Frost Andrea Roca Production team Nadeem George Rasha Akar Abid Ahmed Denis Halilaj Josiah King Juwon Adenusi Katrina Lee-Smith Orenthal Jackson Online George Cooke

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THE LONG AWAITED DB11 DEBUTS AT THE RIYADH WORLD LUXURY EXPO WITH ITS CONCEPT PARTNER, THE ICONIC JAMES BOND “SPECTRE” DB10.

World luxury Expo dEbut Aston Martin’s new benchmark DB11 takes centre stage at the Riyadh World Luxury Expo at the RitzCarlton in Riyadh. The first publicly available in the model in the “double-figure” generation of the famous DB marque, it will feature alongside the only remaining DB10, the car-star of the latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’. “The DB11 is the benchmark model that sets down the design parameters for the next generation of these remarkable cars,” said Sheikh Ali Alireza, CEO of Haji Husein Alireza and Co., sole concessionaires for Aston Martin in Saudi Arabia. The future design themes and product strategy to start the second century of AML as the sports car of choice for the aficionado begin here and now!” The opening event will be aended by a delegation of senior management from Aston Martin Lagonda, including World Wide Sales Director Mr. Christian Marti, to introduce the car to the discerning buyers in the important Saudi Arabian market.

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The Riyadh Amex World Luxury Expo counts amongst the most exclusive exhibitions in the world, with, many VVIPs and even Royalty aending this high profile event. The three-day exhibition will showcase meticulously selected brands and services from an impressive range of luxury categories, appealing to a highly discerning guest list. Paul Jackson, CEO of World Luxury Group – says “Aston Martin’s important announcement is another impressive addition to the exciting line-up at Amex World Luxury Expo. We are proud to continue a relationship which has seen Aston Martin exhibit with us every year since inception”.

Pocock concluded by noting that, “we have a large order bank and waiting list” and said that the importance of the Saudi market was amply demonstrated by the presence of Aston Martin’s senior management at this event!

Mark Pocock, National General Manager - says that Aston Martin could not be more at home in the ultra exclusive environment of the Riyadh event. “Aston Martin is probably the widest known luxury sports car brand in the world,” he noted. “Our 100-year racing history and 50 year association with the quintessentially British character of James Bond have introduced the brand to hundreds of millions of aficionados across the world.”

Augmenting the presence of the two show-stopping DBs, AML is due to launch a limited edition Vanquish Zagato in 2016. This phenomenal very short-run car will surely engage the aention of car collectors. A serious road car of great rarity, the Zagat iterations of Aston Martin have also proved a profitable investment. The order book will fill early and Pocock recommended that potential customers act early to confirm interest.

Pocock said that underpinning the longevity of Aston Martin’s enviable reputation was the total commitment of the designers, engineers and crasmen to keep the customer at the centre of their thinking and to produce the finest possible car.

Those looking to aend AMEX World Luxury Expo can request an invitation and pre-register online at www.wlgreg.com

“I am particularly delighted that Saudi Arabia will be

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introduced to the next generation so early in its life,” said Pocock. “Our customers here have a deep affection for Aston Martin, and I am sure that the stunningly styled and technologically advanced ‘double-figure DB’ generation will aract its own new generation of enthusiasts. I look forward to meeting customers both existing and new and taking orders during the show.”

Following the event in Riyadh, World Luxury Expo will continue to Seoul in September 2016 continuing an on-going annual signature series of events.


tHE AStoN MArtIN db11 A design evolution A fearless design philosophy has led to DB11's iconic looks. Instantly recognisable, its design looks inherently right, yet uerly different. Familiar elements have evolved. Discover the striking new grille, clamshell bonnet and innovative Aston Martin Aeroblade™, which cleverly removes the need for a rear spoiler by harnessing airflow to enhance stability. All-new LED head and tail lights create expressive visual signatures, while triumphant new elements, such as the dramatic roof strake, underline DB11’s confidence and originality. Underpinned by a new bonded aluminium body structure that combines lightness and strength, DB11 sets a formidable new standard for sporting Grand Tourers and takes the legendary DB lineage to unprecedented heights. Elegantly craed and designed for life

models, front seat occupants enjoy 10 mm of extra headroom, while rearwards, a 54 mm increase in headroom and 87 mm more legroom mean DB11 is a true 2+2. Inside DB11, sumptuous natural materials, the highest levels of crasmanship and state-of-the-art climate control and infotainment technology provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. The interior can be perfectly in-tune with your unique style, thanks to an inspiring palee of colours and a vast array of detailing options. designed to exhilarate Our engineers ensured that DB11 is a thrill for all your senses. Hear the satisfying sound of its new twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 engine. Boasting 600 bhp and 700 Nm of torque, it makes DB11 the most powerful DB production model in Aston Martin’s history. hp://db11.astonmartin.com

The interior of DB11 is a beautiful space. Natural materials, crasmanship, and state-of-the-art infotainment technology provide the ultimate in comfort and convenience. With a luggage compartment that can swallow two golf bags and the ability to fix two child seats, this exhilarating Grand Tourer fits perfectly into your life. The door apertures are larger than previous DB

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SPYDER THE 918 SPYDER EMBODIES THE ESSENCE OF THE PORSCHE IDEA: IT COMBINES PEDIGREE MOTOR RACING TECHNOLOGY WITH EXCELLENT EVERYDAY UTILITY, AND MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE WITH MINIMUM CONSUMPTION.

The task faced by the development team was to create the super sports car for the next decade with a highly efficient and powerful hybrid drive. Developing the car from scratch, appropriately beginning with a sheet of white paper, allowed the team to come up with a no-compromise concept.

The entire car was designed around the hybrid drive. The 918 Spyder therefore demonstrates the potential of the hybrid drive to a degree never seen before: the parallel improvement of both efficiency and performance without one being at the cost of the other. This is the idea that has made the Porsche 911 the most successful sports car in the world for 50 years. In short, the 918 Spyder will act as the gene pool for the Porsche sports cars of the future.

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DUCATI

SUPERBIKE THE TECHNOLOGY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE NEW 959 PANIGALE ARE THOSE OF A LARGE-DISPLACEMENT SUPERBIKE, WITH INCREASED ACCESSIBILITY. THE PERFECT BALANCE FOR HIGHPERFORMANCE RIDING IN ALL CONDITIONS, FROM THE STREET TO THE TRACK. LUXURY MOTORCYCLES the perfect balance Fied with a new, more powerful engine with slipper clutch, ready to unbridle a racing aitude. Built on an improved chassis integrating a monocoque frame, together with fully adjustable suspension. Poised between road and track, between pure performance, technology and effortless handling, the 959 Panigale sports a breathtaking design. The ideal adrenaline-booster in the form of a Ducati superbike. power and versatility Advanced engine, updated design The technology and performance of the new 959 Panigale match the levels of models with large engines, and combine with greater versatility for use in all conditions, from the city to the track.

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More enjoyable on the road, more exciting on track The new 955 cc twin-cylinder, the ďŹ rst Euro 4 homologated Superquadro, boasts a new stroke value and many other interventions that have led to a higher torque curve and greater maximum power, now equal to 157 hp at 10,500 rpm.

unmistakable lines: rear The new tail, divided into two sections, completes the design of the 959 Panigale, further enhanced by new details such as dierently shaped footpegs, made from machined billet aluminium, for the perfect combination of beauty and functionality.

racing details: Front Every detail of the 959 Panigale is a tribute to the Ducati racing tradition. A wider and more protective screen that ensures greater aerodynamic penetration, new air vents on the fairing and new rear-view mirrors complete the front fairing.

Superbike dNA: Frame As with the bigger 1299 Panigale, the set-up of the 959 Panigale is entrusted to a compact monocoque structure, in fused aluminium to increase its resistance, using the Superquadro engine as a structural element. www.ducati.com

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HANDCRAFTED BY RACERS. THE NEW

MERCEDE Paving the way in design: Sportiness and expressiveness are key elements of the new Mercedes-AMG GT. Its trend-seing design is created from the exciting combination of characteristic shapes and powerful lines.

Created by those with a passion for racing, its impressive design suggests spectacular performance at first glance.

A Mercedes-AMG coupé is introduced in a classic fastback design for the first time ever. The design combines assertiveness and sensual purity. The powerful long hood with its distinctive protrusions - home to the new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine.

dynamic performance Off to a thrilling start: The Mercedes-AMG GT accelerates to 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds. With its front mounted mid-engine and transaxle AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual clutch transmission, the Mercedes-AMG GT has an optimal weight distribution between the front and rear axles of 47% to 53%.

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Combined with a low center of gravity, it guarantees exceptionally agile handling and high cornering speeds.This combined with its limited slip differential and AMG sports suspension with aluminum double wishbone suspension makes the Mercedes-AMG GT the ultimate sports car.


S-AMG GT LUXURY AUTOMOBILES

Honed for performance The new Mercedes-AMG GT boasts an intelligent material mix. Its light weight bodyshell guarantees impressive dynamics with exceptional stability.With a bodyshell weighing just 233 kgs, the Mercedes-AMG GT is a leader in the sports car segment. The chassis and the body, which are made largely of aluminum, are both lightweight

without compromising on strength or a low center of gravity. Despite its light weight, the whole structure has excellent torsional rigidity for permanent resistance to elastic deformation. As a result, the vehicle is highly dynamic despite its minimal weight. www.mercedes-amg-gt.mercedes-benz.com

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Citi World Luxury Expo, Seoul 2–4 SEPTEMBER 2016 Showcasing a selection of the World’s Leading Luxury Brands A C C E S S B Y I N V I TAT I O N O N L Y Grand Hyatt, Seoul From 11:00 – 21:00 daily

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MCLAREN 65 The McLaren 650S is the world’s most versatile supercar, and the Spider takes that one step further with a retractable hardtop that retains the McLaren 650S’s breathtaking dynamics while opening you up to a whole new dimension of driving enjoyment. Accelerate at low revs and you’ll feel its turbocharged pull. The mid-range will slam you back in your seat. You’ll love it because it looks gorgeous, but it took hundreds of hours of advanced computational fluid dynamics, weeks of wind-tunnel testing and an obsession with perfection to create the breathtaking contours of the McLaren 650S Spider. The result is beautiful bodywork that just happens to help your lap time. Proactive Chassis Control (PCC) gives you the best of both worlds, from supple suspension in town to roll-free cornering on the racetrack for ultimate exhilaration.

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Every curve, every crease, every intake, every millimetre of the McLaren 650S Spider is honed to make you swoon as well as improve aerodynamic performance.

Every time you approach your McLaren 650S Spider, you’ll feel the same tingle of excitement. Every panel, every surface, every detail has been painstakingly designed to look just as good whether the roof is up or down.


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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY UNCOMPROMISED PERFORMANCE.

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KOENIGSE

The CCX and CCXR were difficult cars to follow as their performance and functionality remains very competitive. Still, there is always room for change and improvement. So Koenigsegg came up with a new interior, featuring the now famous ‘ghost’ lighting system, where all interior symbols are created with laser etched, virtually invisible nano-holes through the aluminum panels and buons.

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Furthermore, the Agera featured a unique 7 speed transmission with a E-diff and wet clutch functionality developed by Koenigsegg, a transmission that truly enhanced performance and handling. The Agera was the first model to feature the Koenigsegg developed VGR wheels. They are real air turbines, increasing the downforce of the car by measurable amounts and improving


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EGG AGERA AGERA MEANS “TO TAKE ACTION” IN SWEDISH. IT IS ALSO SHORT FOR THE ANCIENT GREEK WORD AGERATOS WHICH MEANS “AGELESS”. THESE ARE BOTH SUITABLE DESCRIPTORS FOR THIS INCREDIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL MACHINE.

brake cooling. All four wheels are individual so that turbine blades always face the correct direction for extraction. Given that the offset and width is different front to rear, all four wheels have their own unique design. The VGR wheels are forged and then fully machined to the final shape. All excess material is removed during the forging and machining process, thus minimizing weight

whilst displaying outstanding levels of stiffness. The Agera Became the 2010 Top Gear Hypercar of the Year. www.koenigsegg.com/agera/

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LUXURY SUPERCARS

LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700-4

A Fearless Look A key aspect of our design philosophy demands that every Lamborghini must be instantly recognizable as such. The Aventador LP 700-4, with its uncompromisingly crisp contours, is the essence of our brand, poured into an extreme, aweinspiring look – eternally different, unmistakably Lamborghini. A Relentless Force 700HP, 350 KM/H, 0-100 KM/H in 2.9 SEC Built in Italy. Just arrived from the future. Lamborghini has a history of revolutionary

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thinking. Whether in terms of design, like the iconic scissor doors, or in terms of technology such as the V12 engine and carbon-fiber technology, the Aventador LP 700-4 represents a whole new level of performance, sets new benchmarks in the super sports car segment, and provides a glimpse into the future. It’s a car that’s already achieved legendary status. A Timeless Powerhouse Handcraed in Sant’Agata Bolognese, naturally balanced and installed in a central, longitudinal position, they relentlessly power the Lamborghini legend and represent the driving force behind our cars and our brand.


DUBAI’S FAVOURITE SUPERCAR THE AVENTADOR LP 700-4

REPRESENTS A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE AND SETS NEW BENCHMARKS IN THE SUPER SPORTS CAR SEGMENT

Driving Dynamics During the development of a super sports car, it is crucial to always bear in mind its driving dynamics. No maer how powerful the engine is or how sophisticated the aerodynamics are: there is no driving fun if the car understeers in corners or loses its rear when accelerating. For this reason, the driving dynamics are so important to us. Our engineers make sure all suspension and drivetrain components are perfectly matched to each other. Thus, the Lamborghini Aventador is well controllable in all kinds of situations and enables a sportive driving style.

Interior The stunning design concept of the Lamborghini Aventador is continued in the interior, with the citation of hexagons and trapezia that can be found on the bodywork. You can also customize the interior to fit your taste – from the colour of the stitching on the seats to the leather. Take a seat behind the steering wheel, close the legendary scissor door and you will find yourself seated in the middle of the Aventador's control centre. www.lamborghini.com/en/models/aventador-lp700-4/overview/#!slide/2

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LUXURY CAR HIRE

EUROPCAR EUROPCAR'S RANGE OF PRESTIGE, 'SELECTION' VEHICLES ARE ‘EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN'. THE PRESTIGE CARS YOU HIRE ARE GUARANTEED. The choice of luxury and prestige cars is sure to match whatever experience you’re planning on having. Plus, with all Selection vehicles, Europcar promises that you’ll drive away in the model you booked. The Selection Luxury vehicles ooze class and sophistication. They are the best of the best and come loaded with all the bells and whistles you’d both want and expect from a luxury vehicle.

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We’ve all the bases covered when it comes to Luxury; classy coupés and cabriolets from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, superb saloons from Jaguar and BMW plus a touch of Royalty with our Range Rovers to name a few. So which one will be your Selection?   www.europcar.co.uk/selection/luxury-executive


VIP MAYFAIR WELCOME TO LONDON'S FINEST CHAUFFEUR COMPANY. HIRE CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN CARS IN LONDON Established in 2003, VIP Mayfair has been providing Luxury Airport Transfers, Executive Chauffeurs, Wedding Chauffeurs and Event Chauffeurs in and out of London ever since, with an emphasis on quality, reliability and class.

able to offer account facilities. The chauffeur division will happily co-ordinate your delegate transfers and will do all they can to ensure your business meeting or gathering goes off without a hitch.

VIP Mayfair’s Chauffeur Driven Cars are all presented in the highest standard, with gleaming paintwork and spotless, luxurious interiors that will be as welcoming as your own front room aer a stressful day. Choose from the ultimate in luxury with Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes S Class to MPV. The company serve clients all across London, specializing in Airport, Hotel, Sea Port and business journeys for those who want a courteous, professional and discreet service.

bentley Flying Spur Bentley has always been the choice of vehicle for the discerning gentleman, those who do not particularly want to show off too much or shout about who they are too loudly. The Flying Spur comes from the new Continental family, taking a sound all-wheel drive drivetrain, matching it to a powerful 6.0 litre engine and giving it styling to make heads turn. vipmayfair.com

They guarantee a world class Chauffeur Services. For corporate clients VIP Mayfair are

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FLYING ACES SET TO TAKE-OFF AT

FERRARI LUXURY THEME PARKS

RECORD BREAKING ROLLER COASTER, FLYING ACES, ACCLAIMED FOR HAVING THE WORLD’S TALLEST LOOP AND STEEPEST STARTING HILL INCLINATION, IS SET TO LAUNCH DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to welcome thrill seekers from around the world onboard its record breaking roller coaster Flying Aces. The first of many surprises to be unveiled as part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s expansion, Flying Aces, is set to take guests to speeds up to 120kmph along a 1.5km track featuring a 52 meter (170) tall loop and a 51 degree steep li. The architectural masterpiece will offer extreme gravity defying flight acrobatics that include a non-inverted loop, down flips and plenty of airtime. Commenting on the launch, Jesse Vargas, General Manager at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi said: “The groundbreaking engineering and technologies behind this bi-plane coaster will give guests the

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WORLD ABU DHABI

thrill of their lives. We have completed 50 per cent of the construction of Flying Aces and are simultaneously working on other rides and aractions to launch in 2016. We have made a complex roller coaster emerge under our red roof in less than a year, an amazing achievement, especially when we take into consideration that most other theme parks take approximately 3 years to deliver a similar feat.” Due to its exceptional thrill features and strong connection to Ferrari’s heritage, the first plane themed coaster is also the first of five major rides & aractions to be launched as part of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s massive expansion. Already home to the world’s fastest roller coaster ‘Formula Rossa’, the bi-plane themed coaster represents the latest addition to the Park’s offering. Flying Aces brings to life the story behind Ferrari’s Cavallino logo, inspired by Italy’s ‘ace of aces’ Count Francesco Baracca. Count Baracca was a famous Italian aviator in the 1900’s and his legendary Prancing Horse emblem was inherited by Enzo Ferrari for good luck.

hasn’t been a theme park that has been adding to its offerings at the pace we are seing. The amount we have invested in our expansion is roughly the same it would cost to open a new Park. We are confident that the new rides and aractions will satisfy our guests thirst for family excitement and white knuckle thrills.” The Park recently launched Karting Academy for guests to challenge one another in electric powered go karts, and for the lile champs, an allnew Junior Training Camp has been enhanced with a so play area and a winning mix of climbing activities. In addition, guests finally have the chance to drive the dream aboard a Ferrari California with the brand new Driving Experience, offered for the first time in a theme park. www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com

In 2014, the Park revealed to the world its extraordinary expansion plans that will add more rides and aractions to appeal to guests of all ages. The innovative offerings are expected to increase the Park’s overall capacity by 40 percent, reduce waiting time and enhancing the overall guest’s experience. In regards to the expansion, Jesse added: “We are very proud of our expansion’s progress to date and how close we are to achieving our goal. There

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BENTAYGA FROM BENTLEY For more than 95 years, Bentley has created exceptional automobiles in constant pursuit of the exquisite, the powerful and the individual. And now today’s line-up of the pinnacle Mulsanne, the luxurious Flying Spur sedan and the powerful Continental range is joined by our redefining of the SUV, Bentayga. For many, Bentley represents the pursuit of a life outside the ordinary; about seeing more, doing more, living more – never seling for second best. Join us on this momentous journey. Bentayga takes exquisite luxury into new territory, challenging preconceptions of what an SUV can be. It offers unrivalled comfort and refinement with complete control even in the harshest of conditions.

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From the moment you set eyes on Bentayga, you can see it is every inch a Bentley. The subtle reinterpretation of the marque’s signature design traits, from the super-formed, ultra sharp powerline to the handcraed interior. It is the perfect balance between sporting prowess and SUV presence. Innovative technology completes

the experience, connecting the driver and passengers with Bentley’s most advanced, intuitive infotainment and driver assistance technologies.

The all-new W12 engine is breathtakingly powerful with a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h). But performance is not just about unadulterated speed. Bentayga can tow up to 3,500kg with consummate ease and takes all kinds of off-road conditions in its stride. www.bentleymotors.com/en/models/bentayga/ bentayga.html

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X4 THE ALL-NEW VOLVO XC90

A harmonious design - pure, uncluered luxury, with advanced safety and comfort for all 7 passengers. Every element works in harmony, made from the finest materials—like so leather, and grainy wood. With unique details like a crystal gearshi lever and ventilated front seats inspired by the human form with massage functions and four-way electric lumbar support. The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. The XC90 with standard City Safety technology stood out as the first car from any manufacturer to score full points in Euro NCAP Autonomous Emergency Braking Car to Car rear-end tests (AEB City & AEB Interurban). The XC90 also features advanced pedestrian protection functionality that independent safety regulators have yet to include in their testing protocols. We’ve improved the XC90’s power and environmental footprint. Embodying our mantra that you don’t need to sacrifice power and superb drivability for efficiency and low CO2 emissions. With different driving modes, like, Comfort and Off Road, for any mood and any terrain.

Sensus solutions combine state-of-the art information and entertainment. With a built-in wifi hotspot so you and your XC90 are always connected. Designed to be as natural and intuitive to interact with as possible - just speak to get things done, or tap to control your systems. www.volvocars.com/uk/cars/new-models/allnew-xc90

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LUXURY BICYCLES SPA is a very old luxury/sport car company from Torino. The company was established in 1906 by Maeo Ceirano under the name of Società Piemontese Automobili before being purchased by Fiat in 1925. SPA was revived in 2014 (when Fiat sold the marque to Alessandro Camorali) to manage designing a series of electric vehicles. And it is the style that is very important, so the SPA brand will also design such accessories as a watch and a line of luggage. This E-bike is clearly a nostalgic tribute to the Boardtrack racers of the early 1900’s.

This is an E-bike that cares more about style than performance. I’m not saying that style is unimportant, it’s just that this limited edition Ebike will be very expensive, and will will appeal to a buyer who appreciates a beautiful and exclusive product. The power system is provided by the Italian company “Move your life”. It is a simple rear geared hub, using a 36V baery pack that is located in the downtube, and power is limited to 250W-500W (depending on the laws in the country of sale). The faux “gas tank” is a very useful storage compartment.

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BESTI


IANERA ADVANCED CYCLING DESIGN BY T°RED

A new concept of (also hybrid) bike is born between design, innovation and research. Everyone has their “Black Beast”. The most difficult rise, an unbeatable rival, an irrational fear, are feelings that oen leave no room for any possible reaction. There is only one way to deal with it: creativity. From creativity “Bestianera” is born, daughter of an intuition accompanied by advanced technological content, created from a functional and synthetic “gesture” developed into a sleek design and highly innovative experimental details. ACDD department (Advanced Cycling Design Department) has been created by T°RED with the stated goal of bringing its revolutionary approach to the world of mobility on two wheels. “Bestianera” is the first creature of T°REDc – ACDD. A completely new concept for a bike, an exclusive design and the possibility of different configurations and uses make

“Bestianera” a unique animal in the cycling world: a bicycle with unique performances, lightweight, high-performance, technology driven and with an aractive, provocative and ironic design. It is born to let you move in the city with a unique means, and to run fast on the road or on the track. You simply chose between the possible configurations, just like what you do with a sports car. “Bestianera STreetRacer+” is the first bike in the world with pedal assistance made entirely of carbon fiber with a power unit integrated into the “all in one” hub and weighing less than 10 kg including baeries! The sporty frame of the “Bestianera” – which takes its origin from “track” geometries – with an organic and dynamic design combines the unique performances of lightness derived from the processing of the monocoque unidirectional carbon fiber with an incredible strength and driving comfort. “Bestianera” was created to become a “thing to ride” in which cool design and technique are an exclusive, unique and inimitable melting pot. Bestianera will be soon available to order. www.tred.me/project-view/bestianera/

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THE ULTIMATE GE AN EXTRAORDINARY DOUBLE

THE NEW MERCEDESMAYBACH S-CLASS: AN EXTRA HIGHLIGHT IN THE LUXURY SEGMENT. STYLISH, EFFORTLESS SUPERIORITY COMBINED WITH TRENDSETTING EXCLUSIVITY.

In a double world premiere on two continents, the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class will be unveiled almost simultaneously in its two key markets of China and the USA. The vehicle makes its debut just hours apart at the Los Angeles Auto Show and at Auto Guangzhou. “The history of prestige vehicles made by Daimler extends back to the earliest days of the motor car. We have now commenced a new chapter with the MercedesMaybach S-Class” points out Ola Källenius, member of the Divisional Board of MercedesBenz Cars responsible for sales. The new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class in action. The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class melds the perfection of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with the exclusivity of Maybach. Some features distinguish these vehicles from production models include extra spaciousness with lavishly designed, prestigious interiors offering extensive scope for individualization. Mercedes-Maybach is not an equipment line – it is a sub-brand that in future will provide Mercedes-Benz vehicles in an even more exclusive form.

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GERMAN MARQUE WORLD PREMIERE Exterior design: elegant and exclusive. In its exterior design, the Mercedes-Maybach SClass combines stylish, effortless superiority with trend-seing exclusivity. The vehicle makes modern luxury come alive in an exceptional way. Along with the extended wheelbase, emphatic lines suggest power and dynamism. Due to the sidewall’s special design, characteristic design elements for the S-Class are retained such as the sweeping, dome-shaped roofline. The key distinguishing feature is the new side line: by comparison with the long-wheelbase version of the S-Class, the striking rear door has been shortened by 66 millimeters and therefore appears to meld seamlessly into the overall composition. The door has no triangular window because this has been relocated into the C-pillar. As a result, the rear seats are situated beyond the door cutout, which creates a feeling of exceptional privacy and exclusivity. The elegant Maybach “Manufaktur” logo – a double M inside an arched triangle – adorns the C-pillars on both sides.

Modern luxury in lounge-style. In the interior of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, passengers are enveloped in lounge-style, modern luxury. With its clear architecture, refined materials and stylish controls, the vehicle embodies a sensuous elegance. The Exclusive trim package, which is fied as standard, increases the sense of perceived value still further, particularly in the rear of the vehicle. Sensuously curved, fine-wood trim with a handcraed feel surrounds the entire rear seating system. The seat-back lining, doors and nozzle coverings are resplendent in fine wood. For an exclusive look, the front centre armrests with nappa leather or exclusive nappa leather upholstery feature embossed Maybach crests. Another special feature in the dashboard is the analogue clock with an IWC design.

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Luxury features The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class contains all the amenities of the conventional S-Class, a number of exclusive interior touches underscore the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class’s ambition to lead. These include the exclusive optional Maybach perfume AGARWOOD for fragrancing as part of the AIR-BALANCE package and two silver-plated, handcraed champagne flutes. The Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system offers a unique optical and acoustic experience. As a visual highlight, the tweeters in the rear doors of the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class are particularly sophisticated and can also be moved towards the passengers in a spiral motion.

For more comfort EASY ADJUST luxury head restraints come as standard for the driver and passenger, and the one on the front-passenger side is folding. For the rear passenger, the Chauffeur package also includes a heel support, which extends from under the front passenger seat. This allows a reclined position that sets new standards in the automotive sector with respect to sleeping and resting comfort.

Like an aircra seat, the center console is available with two tables which can be easily folded in or out using one hand. The table surfaces have leather inserts to provide a comfortable writing surface.

Aeroacoustics: in the back of the world’s quietest production saloon. Inside the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, the level of wind noise is impressively low and, despite the large windows, beers even the quietest car in the world – the S-Class Coupé. For passengers in the rear, the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is the world’s quietest production saloon car. Extensive measurements were also taken in experimental vehicles considering the fully reclined position in the rear. That is because positioning the passenger away from the side windows and towards the rear window and triangular windows creates a new acoustic situation. Special seals optimize the noise insulation, thereby ensuring excellent aeroacoustic performance in the rear. These include seals over the C joints in the rear doors, which have a hose profile rather than the usual lip seal, as well as bonded triangular windows with a special seal.

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RENT A

CHAUFFEUR

DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY BY PREPARING FOR AN APPOINTMENT, MAKING TELEPHONE CALLS, READING THROUGH DOCUMENTS, OR JUST RELAXING – AND IF POSSIBLE IN YOUR VERY OWN VEHICLE?

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The Sixt Limousine Service has just the right solution for you. Their Rent a Chauffeur Service allows you to make use of reliable, trustworthy and professional drivers. You can also rent a chauffeur on an hourly basis, or for a number of days or even months. All Sixt chauffeurs are familiar with all major vehicle types, and are used to performing with absolute discretion and perfection. Sixt’s specially trained drivers have excellent manners and versatile language skills. You will be impressed by their reliability, optimal discretion and professionalism. The chauffeurs will take you to your destination quickly, safely and in style. The Rent a Chauffeur Service allows you to quickly and easily rent a limousine with a driver at any time. Being driven presents you with the benefit of being able to concentrate on other things such as upcoming appointments and jobs. If you rent a luxury car with a driver from the Sixt Limousine Service, you’ll gain not just a bit of time for

some clear thinking, but also a personal assistant. All chauffeurs are all multi-certified drivers with local knowledge. Of course, our multilingual drivers act not only as a simple transport service, but can lead a personalised sightseeing tour in a foreign city for you. They can advise you not only on what is the shortest route, but also effect important stops for errands en route to save time. By the same token, you get more than a pure transport service when you rent a driver with Sixt. For example, while you are at a meeting or appointment, your personal chauffeur can be relied upon to take care of your shopping errands, pick up medication or deliver forgoen items. Book an out-of-the-ordinary transportation service with Sixt. Put your trust in top quality, whether it's for you or business partners, by renting a limousine with a driver. www.sixtlimousine.com

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PAGANI HU ITALIAN HYPERCAR LUXURY CARS

The concept was born in 2003, the year of the introduction of the Zonda S Roadster.The early 2000s were prosperous for the world of supercars. The commitment of big car manufacturers have contributed to the rise of extraordinary cars like the Bugai Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo, Mercedes McLaren SLR. This context led the team to make several observations concerning the future of the Zonda

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and what could be a new Pagani. Since the original design of the Zonda was done in the early 90s the first thought was that it was now an obsolete project and we decided to imagine the car totally different in form, dimension, dynamics and technology, all this without losing the essence of their approach, to follow a concept born in the Renaissance where Leonardo da Vinci told us that art and science are disciplines that need to walk alongside. The eternal element air in all its forms, especially wind, became determining in defining


UAYRA

the concept and it was a great inspiration, as it is ever present in our lives: a jet turbine, the silence of a glider... the elegance of the wind movements but also the violence and force that it can unleash. The Huayra is made of more than 4000 components (engine and gearbox not included). To create them and put them together requires creativity, patience and passion that was shared with a fantastic young team and with the most competent partner in all sectors.

SEVEN YEARS OF HARD WORK HAS LED TO THE BIRTH OF THE HUAYRA, PROJECT NAME C9.

In defining the size, they immediately thought of a car that would be longer than the Zonda, a track increased by 70 mm, a cabin position shied 40 mm to the back and even more spacious. The silhouee should be so, easy to read and form itself from lean and sleek lines that have a clear beginning and an end. During these five years wthe best compromise was found working on 8 scale models and 2 full scale models, as well as hundreds of drawings.

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The ideas were of including elliptical shapes reminding of our brand in the front and at the back, keeping the central exhaust as the completion of the line of the canopy, the line starting at the headlight area that continues and ends into the air intake. We also thought from the beginning of active aerodynamics. Flaps that are activated according to the study of results gathered through calculations and aerodynamic testing. The whole car is shaped as a wing so it was necessary to create a high front to reduce the length of the upper part of this wing to counteract li. The active suspension in the front and the 4 flaps allow to optimally balance the drag coefficient and downforce. Mercedes-AMG has created a truly unique and lightweight engine, a twin turbo with 730 HP and 1000 Nm of torque that perfectly complements the car giving a feeling that has motivated our research: that of the brute force of an airplane taking off.

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The main focus was in a power delivery that was

linear and not with lag, because that could potentially create safety problems or a continuous operation of electronic driving aids. Mercedes-AMG already 5 years ago thought about the coming environmental restrictions by creating a 12-cylinder engine that is at the peak of efficiency in terms of CO2 and consumption. Pirelli has created a very progressive tyre with a exceptional grip in all situations and with low rolling friction. Every aspect of safety was treated taking into account the dynamic by which most accidents with high performance rear engined cars occur. While developing the C9 we witnessed the evolution of the different models of the Zonda and it showed us that the Zonda wasn’t obsolete as I had originally feared. The Zonda R has been a key laboratory for the Huayra. The team was able to work on many projects at the same time driving on different tracks that occasionally came to meet by sharing engineering concepts, materials, safety and scientific or design studies.


Horacio pagani “ Building an object as complex and full of state of the art solutions such as the Huayra not only takes brilliant minds, but real artists. We are fortunate to have technology leaders amongst our partners; redefining the limits, finding newsolutions, processes and technologies is wrien in their DNA. “ More than partners, I would say they are members of our family, sharing with Pagani the fundamental values, dreams and the passion. The Pagani Huayra is a testimony of this, an ambassador of technological excellence for who has contributed to transform a dream into reality. “From the power, efficiency and reliability of the AMG power plant, the aluminium jewels carved from a solid block by ASPA, the performance and safety guaranteed by the combination of the Brembo CCM brakes and the Pirelli P Zero™ tires, the feather light exhaust system in Titanium and Inconel by MHG, to the creation of interiors in sustainable leather by the Dani Group.”

SpECIFICAtIoNS Engine Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 twin-Turbo displacement 5980 cc power 730 hp torque 1.000 Nm Gearboxtransverse sequential seven speed gearbox - AMT robotyzed system with driving programs dimensions Length: 4605mm; Height: 1169mm; Car’s body width: 2036mm; Car’s width with rear mirrors: 2356mm dry weight 1.350 kg (changing according to the model) Weight distribution 44% front 56% rear

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THE BMW I8 ELECTRIC RED COMFORTABLY EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: BMW I8 IS THE WORLD’S HIGHESTSELLING HYBRID SPORTS CAR. EXCLUSIVE BMW I8 SPECIAL EDITIONS. PROTONIC RED EDITION GETS THE BALL ROLLING AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW. LUXURY CARS Last year, global sales of the BMW i8 exceeded the combined figure of all other hybrid sports cars produced by other manufacturers*; 5,456 units of the i8, which is powered by the combination of a three-cylinder turbocharged engine and an electric drive system, were sold worldwide in 2015. The car’s innovative plug-in hybrid technology delivers system output of 266 kW/362 hp (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 49 g/km)**. “The success of the BMW i8 speaks for itself,” said Ian Robertson, BMW AG Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “It is already the world’s most successful hybrid sports car and has comfortably exceeded our own expectations. I can think of no beer illustration of the relevance of our young BMW i brand.” And the BMW i8 is about to add further lustre to its appeal with exclusive special-edition models poised to be unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The new arrivals present customers with even more ways to own a very individual car.

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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition will be built in Leipzig from July The first in this line of special-edition models is the BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition. Like those set to follow in its tyre tracks, it is only available for a limited period. This take on the 2+2-seater with carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) passenger cell and efficient BMW eDrive drive system technology will be produced at BMW Plant Leipzig from July; it sports a Protonic Red paint finish with accents in Frozen Grey metallic. The colour scheme is complemented by BMW Wspoke 470 light-alloy wheels painted in Orbit Grey metallic with hubs painted in Aluminium ma and mixed-size tyres (front: 215/45 R20, rear: 245/40 R20). Inside the inaugural special-edition i8, red double-stitching and applications in high-grade carbon fibre and ceramic provide indications of its exceptional sporting character.


Largest market presence of any premium supplier worldwide Since entering the market in late 2013, BMW i has concentrated exclusively on vehicles designed from the outset for locally emission-free driving. In 2015, sales of the BMW i3 and BMW i8 were around 66% up on the previous year with a total of 29,513 deliveries. BMW i currently offers the BMW i3 in a total of 36 countries. This, together with its portfolio of trailblazing and highly convenient services, gives BMW i the largest worldwide market presence of any electric vehicle manufacturer. In its launch phase, the BMW i brand and its BMW i3 and BMW i8 models garnered more awards and accolades than any other brand in automotive history. Among the distinctions amassed by the BMW i8 are an International Engine of the Year award for both its TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine and overall hybrid drivetrain. The BMW i8 was also voted World Green Car of the Year and Green Luxury Car. And it received the Paul Pietsch

Award presented by German motoring magazine “auto motor und sport” in recognition of the most innovative technical concept. No other vehicle has ever picked up such a large number of awards in such an array of different disciplines.

About BMW i BMW i is a brand of the BMW Group, playing the role of an incubator for visionary mobility and vehicle concepts, progressive design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. BMW i is represented worldwide with the BMW i3 (purpose made electric car for use in metropolitan regions) and the BMW i8 (hybrid sports car with the fuel consumption of a small car), as well as a multitude of mobility services and investments in the field of electric and interconnected mobility. www.becomeelectric.co.uk

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THE NEW BMW 7 S

The sixth generation of the luxury BMW sedan with almost four decades of global success under its belt; the new BMW 7 Series blazes a trail for a modern form of automotive luxury that is in keeping with the times but also points the way into the future. • The new BMW 7 Series has a clear claim to luxury segment leadership when it comes to driving dynamics, long-distance comfort, efficiency and driver assistance; exclusive options designed to optimise occupants’ personal sense of well-being inside the car.

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• Two body variants with a standard and long wheelbase; authentic reinterpretation of familiar BMW design language; characteristic balance of exclusivity and dynamic flair; impressive precision in the design of details; high-quality materials and exclusive workmanship. • The M Sport package accentuates the sporting characteristics of the 7 Series in its own distinctive style; the design Pure Excellence and BMW Individual Design Composition packages do likewise for the car’s luxurious side.


SERIES

• Outstanding commitment to the application of BMW EfficientDynamics technology; unique overall package of BMW EfficientLightweight features, the latest generation of engines, an anticipatory operating strategy and segmentleading aerodynamics. • BMW EfficientLightweight in the new BMW 7 Series: vehicle weight reduced by up to 130 kilograms compared to predecessor models. • Carbon Core: extensive use of carbon-fibrereinforced plastic (CFRP) in the passenger cell – as part of an intelligent material mix – based on the transfer of technology from BMW i.

• New six-cylinder in-line petrol and diesel engines from the BMW Group’s latest generation of power units; further increase in efficiency thanks to the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology; extensively updated V8 engine; optional BMW xDrive all-wheel drive further enhances dynamic ability and assurance. • The BMW 740e has been added to the model range; plug-in hybrid model with combustion engine and BMW eDrive technology from BMW i; total system output: 240 kW/326 hp, CO2 emissions according to EU standard: 49 g/km.

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LUXURY CARS • Engine power channelled through an eightspeed Steptronic gearbox with optimised internal efficiency, an increased ratio spread and a gear- change strategy assisted by navigation data. • New-design standard-fied Driving Experience Control switch now including ADAPTIVE mode, which adapts the car’s set-up as required to the driving style and the character of the road. • Unique balance between sporting capability and ride comfort in the luxury sedan segment; both facets of driving pleasure significantly enhanced by the application of sophisticated chassis technology and the interplay of all chassis systems. • Full-LED headlights fied as standard; antidazzle BMW Laserlight with BMW Selective Beam and range doubled from 300 to 600 metres now also available as an option for a BMW model for the first time following its world premiere in the BMW i8.

• Redefinition of the luxurious onboard experience for driver and passengers in the new BMW 7 Series; generous levels of space; exclusive, modern aura; exquisite materials; precision workmanship; newly designed centre console extending into the rear as an option. • Electrically adjustable comfort seats and the Executive Lounge provide unbeatable longdistance comfort; active seat ventilation and massage function for driver and front passenger with Vitality Programme included for rear seat passengers. • Heat Comfort package with heated seats and steering wheel, plus heated armrests in the doors, centre console and rear centre armrest. • Exclusive high-end music enjoyment with Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. • Panorama glass roof Sky Lounge with globally unique light display that can be switched between six colours.

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• Ambient light including Welcome Light Carpet for the area in front of the car doors; Ambient highlight can also be ordered for the rear compartment of the new BMW 7 Series with long wheelbase; • Telephony with wireless charging enables inductive charging of mobile phones in the car. • iDrive operating system gains a touch display for intuitive operation of numerous functions; display and control unit of the optional Automatic air conditioning with 4-zone control system likewise with touch-sensitive capability. • World premiere for BMW gesture control: 3D sensor allows intuitive and easy interaction with the infotainment system using predefined hand movements. • Innovative BMW Touch Command multifunction control unit: removable 7-inch tablet computer integrated into the centre armrest or rear console to control comfort, infotainment and communications functions.

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• Remote Control Parking using the BMW Display Key. • New BMW Head-Up Display with 75 per cent larger projection surface onthe windscreen. • Driving Assistant now a complete comfort- and safety-enhancing package thanks to the additional functions Rear collision prevention, Lane Change Warning, Speed Limit Info and Rear crossing traffic warning functions. • Driving Assistant Plus now includes comfortoptimising additions: Steering and lane control assistant, Lane keeping assistant with active side collision protection, Traffic jam assistant for semi-automated driving, and Front and rear crossing traffic warning. • New-generation Surround View system with parallel Top View display function and 3D View in the Control Display, individually selectable perspectives and Panorama Side View to check the traffic situation to the sides of the car (front and rear).

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BENTLEY’S MUL

THE WORLD’S FASTEST ULTRAUnique Sports Styling the new, wide front grille houses dark tint matrix brightware, a theme carried through to the bentley ‘b’ wing vents and even the new dark tint lamps. drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever bring bentley’s racing heritage to mind, as you sit in its newly designed diamond quilted seats. Phenomenal Performance ultimately, the Mulsanne Speed is all about performance. A re-engineered 6¾ litre twinturbocharged V8 engine propels it to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds (100 km/h in 4.9 seconds) and a phenomenal top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h), the gear changes almost imperceptible, thanks to its 8speed automatic transmission. A Car for the Driver - and the Driven the new Mulsanne Speed is much more than just a powerhouse. It is a car for those who prefer to take the wheel themselves; those who insist on being in control. the word ‘Speed’ is engraved on the treadplates, greeting you on entry with an indication of the performance to come. The Darker Side of Luxury brightware is the name bentley gives to the polished chrome exterior details that adorn most of the company’s cars. but on the new Mulsanne Speed, bright gives way to darkness, the polished dark tint details lending this Mulsanne a decidedly meaner appearance. the new Speed wing vents and the matrix grille that sits behind the new vertical vanes are recipients of this finish, as are the headlamps and the bentley ‘b’ rear lamps – the laer being, for many fellow road users, their most enduring memory of the new Mulsanne Speed. Inimitable Interior Design As the Mulsanne’s most sport-focused interpretation, the cabin of the new Mulsanne Speed is unmistakable. the hand-stitched leather hides

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feature a unique Speed colour split, which can be commissioned in numerous combinations. diamond quilting can be seen across every seat and each of the four interior door panels, while the four headrests feature hand-embroidered bentley emblems – which, again, can be commissioned in the colour of your choice. Details Inspired by the Track Wherever you look in the new Mulsanne Speed, you’ll see fine details that evoke bentley’s long history of success on the track. drilled alloy sports foot pedals and a knurled sports gear lever lend a dynamic edge to the opulence of the car’s handcraed interior, while thoughtful touches abound, such as knurled chrome surfaces to prevent fingers from slipping on the organ stop air vents and a coined finish on the insides of the door handles. they may be hidden from view, but to the crasmen and women at the bentley factory, every detail maers, however small. Advanced Vision New all-lEd headlamps, repositioned for a sleek, contemporary look, feature a wealth of assistive technology. built-in light sensors and GpS integration enable them to automatically select from four different light modes, optimised for driving in town, in the country, on the motorway or in situations where you simply need maximum illumination. Safe Haven the new Mulsanne Speed, like the other cars in the range, features new curtain airbags concealed in the roof, for added passenger safety in the event of a collision.


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-LUXURY DRIVING EXPERIENCE A COMBINATION OF EXTRAORDINARY LUXURY AND LIMITLESS POWER THAT ONLY A BENTLEY CAN DELIVER. BUT FOR THE SERIOUS DRIVER, IT OFFERS SOMETHING MORE. MORE CONTROL. MORE PERFORMANCE. MORE OVERTLY DYNAMIC STYLING, INSIDE AND OUT.

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dIGItAl dIStrACtIoNS Traditional crasmanship meets digital technology in the new Bentley Theatre Rear Seat Entertainment system exclusive to Mulsanne. At the touch of a buon, twin 10.4” touch screen tablets can be deployed electrically from within the backs of the front seats, providing access to many of the car’s systems for rear seat passengers, including journey and vehicle data, games, locally-stored digital music and disks in the DVD changer. Thanks to the in-car WiFi, streaming of cloud-based media, video calling, internet radio and office functions are also available. If you wish, the tablets can easily be removed from the car and function independently. All NEW NErVE CENtrE The front seat infotainment system features a new 8” touch screen display and a faster, more intuitive user interface. Complemented by the new My Bentley and Smart Remote mobile apps, it is compatible with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and Mirrorlink.

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tHE AudIopHIlE ExpErIENCE Combined with acoustic glazing and soundproofing, the Mulsanne Speed’s sound system delivers an incredible audio experience. The most discerning audiophiles, however, will opt for the incredible sound of Naim™ for Bentley. Among the finest in-car audio systems in the world, it features 20 custommade speakers, a 2,200-Wa amplifier and eight DSP modes, for crystal clear music reproduction, throughout the car. www.bentleymotors.com/en/models/ mulsanne/mulsanne-speed.html

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LUXURY SUPERCARS

BAC MO INTRODUCING MONO, A LIGHTWEIGHT, ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE, ROAD LEGAL SUPERCAR DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED USING THE LATEST RACING TECHNOLOGY. Aimed at drivers who seek a purist driving experience and for whom design, engineering excellence and performance are of paramount importance, Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars. design The single central-seat gave our designers and project engineers the ultimate blank canvas on which to assemble their dream. The organic, enclosed front and exposed mechanical rear typifies the unique appearance of Mono. The design aesthetic is intended to combine sculpted, sleek, organic forms to provide an emotional, human connection juxtaposing the technical, mechanical elements of the car. While this vision runs throughout Mono's appearance it was fundamental to our designers that form follow function on all aspects of the car. The necessity to gain access to the central driving position and adjustable dampers as well as providing clean airflow to the radiators and engine are just some of the factors on which Mono's architecture is built. technical Above all else Mono has been designed to optimise the driving position – in the middle, central to the wheels, and the balance of the car.

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Mono is constructed using high-strength carbon fibre composite around a steel safety cell. The cell is designed to offer maximum safety featuring a FIA compliant steel rollover structure, a sophisticated side impact structure and a front carbon crashbox.

Powering Mono is a longitudinally mounted 2.3 litre, 280 bhp four cylinder power plant provided by Cosworth. Coupled to that engine is an F-3 spec 6-speed sequential gearbox from Hewland. Suspension is a fully-adjustable pushrod suspension with damping elements made by SACHS Racing. Fied with 295mm ventilated discs, AP Racing brakes provide stopping power. Tyre manufacturer Kumho has used their vast experience in motorsport and road cars to develop a special rubber compound for Mono, which is designed to work with the low weight and optimized pushrod suspension. Mono’s central driving position makes the driver an integral component of the car, creating an unparalleled synergy between man and machine. With this in mind, each customer is fied for his or her seat, pedal reach and preferred driving position.

performance Maximum speed 170 mph 0-60 mph 2.8 secs www.bac-mono.com


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THE NEW 911 TARGA 4S

Yet again, everything comes back into play. It’s about a new benchmark. A sports car that has only ever existed once in this form. That has been a source of fascination for generations. And is firmly anchored in our heart and soul. It’s about the future of the 911. We are always looking forward. Not sideways, never back. We don’t want to rest on the laurels of our past, no maer how illustrious it may be. All the racing victories. The dreams. Our fans. Thousands of ideas. We hold them in our hearts. But we start from scratch. And we will give everything we’ve got. We will go on the aack, to get even beer. And we will fight, to defend our

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lead. With one single goal: to create the next 911, one that can do more, deliver more and consume less than ever before. A sports car as beautiful now as it was on day one. That is our tradition. And our future. We will give it our all. For the best 911 of all times: the new 911. At Porsche, there are no conventions. Forbidding free thought? That’s forbidden. The only thing that maers is this question: how can we become even beer? Let’s put it another way: can we redefine the limits of engineering? Can we reconcile apparent contradictions? Yes, we can. With Intelligent Performance.


EVER AHEAD The new 911 answers questions about the future of the sports car with a quantum leap in performance. By reducing fuel consumption, but not by suppressing emotions. By following a principle that has already changed everything once before: in 1974, with the ďŹ rst 911 Turbo. Developed completely from scratch, the sixcylinder twin-turbo engines of the 911 Carrera and Targa 4 models with a displacement of 3.0 litres embrace this principle and perfect it in a forwardlooking way.

The stand-out qualities of the new twinturbo engines are their extraordinarily direct responsiveness and wide torque plateau, reached early in the low end of the rpm band. Combined with the high rev limit – and the legendary sound of a 911 six-cylinder horizontally opposed engine. In short: excellent performance that feeds back to the driver in an instant. www.porsche.com/usa/models/911/911-targa4s/

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world luxury | DAILY | Issue 19 |

HOST HOTEL OF AMERICAN EXPRESS WORLD LUXURY EXPO

THE RITZRIYADH The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is a majestic and elegant oasis located within 52 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens. The luxury hotel’s stately architecture is modeled on traditional palaces and elegant Arabian residences, with ochre facades blending gracefully with the verdant landscape of the gardens. Native palms, 600-year old olive trees from Lebanon, and water fountains abound on the property, providing an oasis of serenity amidst the city centre. The palatial hotel, which offers 493 rooms and suites, 5,800 square meters of meeting and event space, and numerous onsite fine dining options, is prominently situated next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre, one of the largest in the region and host to international summits and conferences.

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the Club lounge at the ritz-Carlton, riyadh – raising the bar for business travelers Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: With Riyadh’s metamorphosis as a regional business and economic hub underway, the city has become a destination of choice of business travelers from the regional and around the world. With high-level business executives seing their sights on the Kingdom’s capital, the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh has emerged as the preferred luxury brand of choice for first class amenities and service. Elevating the stay for business travelers, RitzCarlton’s club room members can access the exclusive Club Lounge. The Club Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh offers those staying in club rooms and executive club suites, a unique retreat


that combines the atmosphere of a private sanctuary with those of a select club, helping business travelers connect to each other. With many special services and privileges, our guests will enjoy privacy, comfort and convenience of a ‘hotel within a hotel’. The Club Lounge is located on the Mezzanine level overlooking a stunning indoor swimming pool, with elegant and unique surroundings. It is a spacious comfortable area designed to offer guests a lavish experience with elaborate dining options, extensive beverage menu and a well-stocked library with newspapers and a variety of international and local magazines. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh’s culinary team will indulge guests in exceptional daily presentations, including a daily American

-CARLTON, breakfast starting from 6:30 am followed by midday snacks. While relaxing, reading or meeting friends, guests can enjoy the Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails starting from 5 pm. For those seeking a late snack, the team have created a lavish spread of cookies and cordials that is available until midnight. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh has 50 onebedroom, opulent Executive Club Suites at 100 square meters (1,022 square feet,) ideal for senior corporate titans and political delegates. Executive Club Suite guests can enjoy luxurious airport transfers along with Club Lounge privileges. Moreover, The RitzCarlton, Riyadh Executive Club Suite package is offered throughout the year where guests can enjoy their stay for two nights with a complimentary third night and late checkout. To find out more about this World Travel Award winning hotel, visit ritzcarlton.com/riyadh

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A private apartment in First Class. That’s Flying Reimagined.

In the First Apartment on our A380 you can relax in a large leather armchair befo ore retiring to the comfo ort of a separate bed, dressed with all-natural bed linen. Enjoy a seven-course tasting menu prepared by our Inflight Chef.. T Ta ake a refreshing shower in the First Class bathroom befo ore landing.


Photo courtesy of Aston Martin

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