Range Rover Evoque Convertible
Rumours of a two door, drop-top Range Rover Evoque have been bouncing around for a while, in particular that it was not going to be going ahead. Yet, sources in the organisation have stated that the car has been given the green light for production with first units expected to be built in...
Lexus RC Coupe Revealed
Lexus is slated to unveil the RC Luxury Coupe at the Tokyo Motor show, however advanced images and details show a clean and sporty coupe with aggressive lines and a strong bonnet. The car will compete with the BMW 4-series and is the coupe model of the popular Lexus IS Saloon. The RC 350 has a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 306hp, while the RC 300h hybrid combines a 2.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor that produces 300 hp. The car will come with 18-inch aluminum wheels as standard.
Lexus says the RC has "deeply contoured lines of a kind never before seen on a Lexus" and the widest, lowest interpretation yet of...
Globe-Trotter To Open London Flagship
British luxury brand Globe-Trotter is set to open a new flagship store at 35 Albemarle Street. The 2,594 square foot store will be home to the brand’s iconic luggage and new Jet and Propellor leather collections, as well as a luxurious bespoke lounge and showroom.
Commenting on the store opening, Globe-Trotter’s Creative Director, Gary Bott, said; “We are very excited about our new flagship store move to number 35 Albemarle Street. Globe-Trotter has, for first time since 1897, developed its own handmade luxury leather goods at our factory in Hertfordshire and so these new collections, alongside our iconic suitcases, require a special retail environment. It is important that we remain..."
Luxury Spa to Be First with Hypnotist in UK
In a move to promote a “New You - Health, Body and Mind for the New Year” it is rumoured that luxury retreat Lythe Hill Hotel and Spa will be the first spa in the UK to offer an onsite hypnotherapist as of early 2014...
Fendi to Develop Interiors for Villas in Dubai
It is rumored that Italian fashion house Fendi is in partnership with Damac properties; one of the Middle East’s largest luxury property developers, to launch a range of fashion styled villas at the Akoya Dubai. The news comes hot on the heels of their successful partnership with the Residenze development, also in Dubai...
McLaren Launches the P1 at £866,000
McLaren are gearing up to deliver the P1. The spectacular car will be limited to 375 units and is deemed a the “Ultimate expression of McLaren’s engineering expertise..."
Launching: December 1st 2013
VeryFirstTo Launches 20 Famous Film Locations in One Blockbuster Trip
VeryFirstTo launches the never done before film buff’s ultimate trip. This once in a lifetime opportunity offers couples the chance to visit many of the most iconic film locations in the world over a period of three months.
Each lucky couple will visit and experience 20 of the world’s most iconic film locations in 10 countries. Private guided tours will enable them to relive scenes from classic films including: having more of “what she is having,” at Katz’s deli (When Harry Met Sally), or Breakfast at Tiffany's in New York; marching the rugged landscape of Glencoe in Scotland (Braveheart); falling in love at the romantic Trevi Fountain, Italy (La Dolce Vita); enjoying the streets of Montmartre, Paris (Amélie); and being absorbed by the magic of the Wudang Monastery, China (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon).
The three month film pilgrimage is being managed in partnership with the luxury travel company, Unmissable®...
Lamborghini Unveils “Urus” Cross Over SUV
Lamborghini has evolved the Urus from a sedan to a striking SUV crossover concept. Though exact details haven’t been released, it is expected that there will be 3,000 units produced annually and that a release date will be somewhere in 2016. The SUV is to share a platform with the next-generation Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg...
The World’s Most Luxurious, Never Done Before Golf Challenge
VeryFirstTo has partnered with jet travel specialists ENV Jetours to offer the dream golfing holiday. 60 golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to tee off in the most exotic locations around the world in jet-set style. Travelling across 15 countries over 44 days, the golfers will compete in an exceptional around the world golf tournament hosted by double PGA Tournament Champion Keith Clearwater.
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Participants will tee off on some of the world’s finest and most adventurous golf courses, such as: Emirates Golf Club; Royal Cape Golf Club; and Royal Samoa Golf Club. At every stop, Clearwater will host mini-games and offer enviable tips and lessons, with the overall winner of the challenge given the keys to a new 2014 BMW Z4...
PEDAL POWER: LIT MOTORS REVEAL C1 CONCEPT
Daniel Kim, the designer behind Lit Motors, is on a mission to change the face of personal transportation. If he has his way, travelling in a C1 electric cycle car will be de riguer. The revolutionary concept combines all the flexibility and efficiency of an electric motorcycle, with the safety and storage space of a small car; lowering carbon emissions and providing a safer, more enjoyable commuting experience...
THE 'MIGALOO MEN': INTERVIEW WITH MOTION CODE: BLUE
VeryFirstTo Know catches up with the designers behind the just released Bond-esque Migaloo yacht concept of Austrian design studio Motion Code: Blue. The decadent 6 deck, 115 metre long private white superyacht, which also doubles as a submarine, boasts jaw-droppingly luxurious features including a full-beam private lounger, extendible roof, multiple bars and eight VIP suites and has depths of up to 240m below sea level. It has been designed to satisfy the ever-growing demands by wealthy yacht owners for envy-inducing designs.
Tell us about your design company, Motion Code: Blue
Gumpold - We’re always focusing on new trends to develop new market niches; that’s why we consider ourselves trendsetters in yacht design. Our designs are always the most advanced, but acceptable to the market.
Our studio was founded in 2009. Since then we’ve done many concept designs for shipyards in Europe, Asia and the US. Our designs range from 8 metre speed boats to 90 metre superyachts and then the 115 metre Migaloo...
CC100 Speedster Concept
Luxury Yacht Shoots Beyond The Stars
Galactica Star, the latest innovation from luxury super yachts company Heeson, launches this month after achieving record-breaking success in her challenging sea trials. Exceeding her contractual speed by almost 2 knots, the Heseen 65m vessel reached a whopping official average top speed of 28.8 knots on her second day of trails, despite aggressive North Sea weather conditions...
Launching this month
AND THE WINNER IS…
The results are in and we can reveal the new luxury launches deemed the most covetable this summer in the VeryFirstTo Luxforecast & Awards Summer 2013. Thousands of new launches were whittled down to a top 40 by an impressive panel of Connoisseurs (Click for full list), including Tom Chapman (CEO and CO-Founder, MATCHESFASHION.COM); Giles Deacon (Fashion Designer), John Mathers (CEO, The Design Council); and Poppy Delivingne (Model and British Fashion Council Ambassador)
Fighting off tough competition, the overall winner was the 2014 Bentley Mulsanne. The other category winners include the Bulgari Lipstick Clutch (Fashion), Neoteric Hovercraft BW1 (Leisure), Hublot Inspiration Headphones (Tech), The London EDITION (Venue) and Carven Le Parfum (Health & Beauty
However, the innovation and design excellence displayed by other entries deserves some praise, such as the 24 Carat gold Cristal jeroboam and the world’s first Cloud speaker. Visit VeryFirstTo.com/forecast for the full forecast and images...
Fast and Furious
Shaken and Stirred
Land Rover unveiled its new 2014 Range Rover Sport in New York earlier this year. Showing off the exterior's super-sleek design and some rather sophisticated changes inside was none other than James Bond actor Daniel Craig. In the spirit of the British intelligence agent, Land Rover has both shaken and stirred the world of motoring for this forthcoming year.
Land Rover is calling the 2014 Range Rover its most agile vehicle ever. Weighing 360kg less than the previous Range Rover Sport edition, there has also been a power-operated third row feature added as well as new park assist, blind spot monitoring and included traffic sign recognition system.
Four models of the 2014 Range Rover will be available when it launches in autumn 2013. The base Sport SE edition will begin at £42,000 with a 3-litre supercharged V6 340hp engine. Pricing then jumps for the upgraded models...
Launching: September 2013
Price: £42,000 - £60,000
THE NEXT GENERATION SUPERCAR
Described by McLaren as the next generation ultimate supercar, the new McLaren P1 delivers on many levels. Making its public debut at the International Motor Show, the new supercar takes much of its technology and design inspiration from the company’s racing division...
Launching: Autumn 2013
The future of the Italian Stallion
Lamborghini is redefining the future of super sports cars with a very limited special edition. Boasting an extremely lightweight construction thanks to advances in carbon-fibre technology, the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento has an overall curb weight of just 999 kilograms, features a V10 power unit and permanent all-wheel drive...
The Fast and Furious
‘Super-fast’ and ‘super-expensive’ sum up luxury brand Bugatti. Now the French car manufacturer intends to continue its well-earned reputation for producing the world’s fastest road cars, with plans to unveil a new 1,600 hp Bugatti...
Launching: September 2013
A Sporty Makeover
The new Bentley Continental Flying Spur is due to launch this autumn. With sharper styling and upgraded cabin materials expected of the revamped luxury saloon, the new Flying Spur is said to complete the Bentley Continental family...
Launching: Mid 2014
Honey, I shrunk the Mini, again!
It’s no surprise after sighting that the 2013 prototype for the third generation modern Mini would be growing in size, rumours have ignited once again that Mini is making way to launch its smallest model yet. Some might want to say the true 'mini' Mini is back once again...
A Maserati Fit for the Future
Among an array of new car models that are in store for 2013, this year presents the Maserati Quattroporte. It introduces a number of important changes to the Maserati brand, including a new range of Ferrari-built twin-turbo engines. The car is physically bigger and more luxurious, aiming to compete more directly with established models like the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7-Series.
Maserati has incorporated new technology, using aluminium for a lightweight body and overall better performance. Ferrari is responsible for development on the new engine, which is built in Maranello and exclusively for Maserati. It’s no surprise then that its top speed is a claimed 191mph! While the sprint to 62mph takes a mere 4.7secs. Refinement is the name of the game here.
The good news is that Maserati has been keeping busy in 2013. If you’re craving some of the old Quattroporte magic, Maserati will be launching the smaller four-door Ghibli saloon also in 2013...
Launching: Spring 2013
The Wrangler Upgrade
To call the Jeep Wrangler iconic would be something of an understatement. Its body shape and infrastructure stands as successor to the famous vehicles of World War II and has since become an enduring symbol of Americana. Ten years have passed since Jeep introduced the more hard-core Rubicon Wrangler variant to the iconic model and for its anniversary a new edition is to be released; one which the off road driver will truly appreciate.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition will be available early this year as a two door or four door Wrangler Unlimited mountain trail monster. With a choice of standard six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission mated to a 3.6 litre V-6 engine, the car can produce an impressive 285 horsepower and 260 ft-Ibs of torque. For those who are more impressed by appearances, the Wrangler Rubicon comes standard with a soft top and is available with three-piece hardtop or body colour hardtop. The real touches however, have been made to the car’s interior. Jeep is celebrating its 10th anniversary in true lavish style with embroidered red leather seats and matching red leather wrapped steering wheel as well as centre console...
Launching: March 2013
Luxury Way To Travel Safe
Döttling are pioneers in the production of high security luxury safes. Characteristically large and expensive, the release of the Guardian Travel Safe gives customers who require the protection of their valuables while travelling a new small and portable safe...
BMW Goes Green
BMW’s cars of the future are going green, forecasting the company as a front-runner along the road to a more environmentally friendly industry. The production of the 2013 BMW i3 compact and the 2014 BMW i8 sport, two electric cars which have been highly anticipated in the past few years, follow concept studies as part of ‘Project i’ that depend heavily on lightweight materials and various takes on electric drivetrains- from pure electric to plug-in-hybrids and at times something in between.
Launching: 2013 and 2014
The New Beetle Brand Ambassador
Volkswagen has created a new, third-generation Beetle Convertible for next year’s model. A not too distant cousin of the Beetle Coupe, its throwback style seats four. With a wide array of powertrain options the charismatic car, seen exhibited (December) at the LA Auto Show is eagerly awaited for release in 2013.
When one thinks VW Beetle, ‘cute’ immediately springs to mind. 2013 sees the Beetle Convertible in a whole new light. Its iconic car body design has been reinterpreted and re-released multiple times in the last decades. What sets this edition apart from it predecessors is that it’s a modern version of a classic car rather than a pure retro-model. The Beetle Convertible adopts a tauter, less rounded look, the inside of which feels more business like than previous models. For one the old flower vase is nowhere to be found...
Lamborghini goes full throttle
Lamborghini has announced its Gallardo model has been revised for 2013. The Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo racer, a version of the standard LP570-4 has been prepped to race in the Italian company's one-make series sponsored by Blancpain.
Drive with wings
This car may be small, but it’s easy to see why it’s causing such a stir. Smart, in collaboration with fashion designer Jeremy Scott, have designed the most creative electric Smart Car yet...
Jaguar roars with the New F-Type
2013 will be the year that Jaguar surpasses all other front engine, rear drive cars, with the release of the Jaguar F-Type. The latest model from the luxury car company incorporates the indulgence of Jaguar with all the best elements of a traditional sports car...
Launching: April 2013
Price: From £58,500
Porsche Polishes its Performance
Porsche’s Panamera line has pleased its devotees with models such as the V6, Hybrid and GTS. Next year a new model will be in town, the Panamera Platinum Edition, reinforcing Porsche’s commitment to bolster its Panamera concept, which aims to combines ultimate luxury with performance, and has brought new dynamism to its high-end vehicle segment.
The Platinum Edition introduces a selection of further refinements from previous models. At first sight there seems only to be a subtle differentiation but the sophisticated detail found within the upgrade, and unique design features in Platinum Silver, only further enhance the vehicle’s individual style. On top of all this, the New Year promises you’ll get to experience a powerful yet smooth ride courtesy of its elegantly constructed V6 engine and 19-inch turbo wheels with signature Platinum Edition embossed Porsche crest on the hub covers...
Launching: January 2013
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