Saturday, October 31, 2009

Philippe Most Expensive in 2009

In 1851 through combining the craftmanship of Antoni Patek & Adrien Philippe, produced the timepiece that tops the 2009 list of the most expensive watches to sell on the market.

The “Ref. 5002 P Sky Moon Tourbillon” double dial wristwatch is considered the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by the renowned Swiss watchmaker.

Only two such watches are made every year, one in platinum and one in rose gold. This rare and exceptional timepiece features mechanical movement that must be manually wound.

A minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, chime with two “cathedral“ gongs activated by a slide piece.

In the case, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, hours and minutes of mean solar time, day, month, leap year by hands and moon age.Last April, the platinum watch was retrieved at an auction in Hong Kong for a whopping $1.49 million.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Madonna Expensive Jewelry

Madonna, 50, is a great legendary entertainer from America. She is an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, actress, record producer, film director and producer, fashion designer, author and entrepreneur. With an estimated net worth of around $500 million dollars and a record-breaking sales of more than 200 million albums, Madonna has been recently inducted into Rock and Roll Fame of Hall. She does not need any introductions in any part of the world.

Madonna is known in the world for her overly sexual and extravagant performances, be it in the music, fashion or expensive jewelry. Madonna’ rich and luxurious lifestyles inspire modern women all over the world to emulate her fashion, styles, trends and jewelry. Madonna is a classic example of celebrity superiority and a true epitome of fashion and expensive fashion jewelry. She has successfully reinvented and redefined her sexy images and fashion statements. Madonna’ expensive jewelry and sexuality keep the crowds captivated throughout the world.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Most Expensive Camera Lenses Ever

Photography is a fun sport. I personally enjoy it because there is always something new to shoot everyday. You can look at a single landscape and capture it in so many different ways. While I’m by no means a pro photographer, I do take some fairly decent pictures in my spare time. Recently, I looked on Amazon to see how much a few new lenses for my camera would cost. While most mainstream lenses are priced reasonably, there are a select few that might require you to sell your car to afford. Check out some of the biggest and baddest lenses you’ve seen after the jump.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Super Telephoto LensExpect to sell a few organs to afford this thing. Price at almost $12,000, the Canon EF 800mm is designed for the pros among us. It will be released in May 2008, it is meant for long-range photography like sports, wildlife, and nature. Don’t expect to use this thing without a tripod by the way. At over 10 pounds, it probably weighs more than your camera. Thankfully, Amazon has graceously included free shipping with the item.

Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 EX DG HSMThe longest-zoom lens available from any manufacturer. It is rated as having 2.7x zoom, but that’s because its initial zoom size is already much bigger than that of a regular camera. At 21.3 inches (54.1 cm) in length it’s one of the longest if not the longest lenses out there. It can mount on both Canon and Nikon cameras, and is priced quite reasonably considering its features.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM LensEver heard the saying “good things come in small packages”? Unlike the previous two lenses mentioned, this Canon EF 16-35mm model is a wide angle lens. It is meant for taking in a large areas, not limited, zoomed-in shots. Lenses like this are very popular for taking landscape photos. While still more expensive than most cameras, it is well worth the investment if you are a professional photographer.

Nikon 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF AF Micro-NikkorThough it looks more like a space age gun muzzle than a camera lens, the Nikon 200mm f/4.0D is an auto focus lens meant for close range picture-taking. It features 1:1 image reproduction, a length of 7.6 inches, an f/Stop Range of 4-32, and accepts 62mm filters. Surprisingly, there isn’t that much information on it.

Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L Tilt Shift LensThe Canon TS-E 24mm is a special-purpose lens great for architecture shots. The tilt-shift lens can allows you to change the shift of your picture by up to 11 degrees. It is good for avoiding the distortion and disfigurements that occur in just about any camera lens. It has manual focus only, making it great for professional photographers. Amateurs will find little use for this piece of photo equipment.

And there you have it! While there are many more expensive lenses like these on the web, I chose to list the ones above because they were the most unique and interesting. While good equipment can help in taking good pictures, any decent photographer will tell you it all comes down to your skill level. Great photographers can take amazing shots with cheap digital cameras, while spending $800 on an SLR won’t turn a newbie into a pro overnight.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Most Expensive iPhone Case

Is your iPhone impressive enough for you? Do you find that it’s just a little too pedestrian? If you answered “Yes!” to either of those questions, then a German-based company called GnG may have just what you need. Consisting of two guys—Gerrit Guggenberger and Martin Gadalla—with a rather, uh, interesting slogan, GnG has delivered a world-class drubbing to any competition for the most expensive iPhone case.

This extravagant iPhone case is the culmination of twelve months of development. The case features a 1mm subshell made with 140 grams of 18k gold, a carbon fiber inlay and about 200 diamonds. The outer frame features another 400 diamonds in the logo, which may be customized. The pictured “Golden Delicious” (ha-ha) case is €77,777—US $108,981. As a customizable luxury item, however, prices may vary widely based on the materials needed.
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Monday, October 26, 2009

Lexus launches $375k LFA

Toyota chief Akio Toyoda did his best to liven up proceedings, but even the unveiling of a production version of the $375,000 Lexus LFA supercar couldn’t help this year’s Tokyo Motor Show capture the excitement of recent years.

Toyoda helped develop the Lexus LFA and when he unveiled it at the show’s opening day on October 21, he said he hoped visitors to the biennial event “can leave feeling that automobiles are exciting and will want to come again.”

On Day One, though, there were visibly fewer attendees than in 2007 when the Nissan GT-R, another very fast car, was the star. Indeed, while Toyota also unveiled the exciting FT-86, an affordable sports car due for release in 2011, and other automakers showed off a host intriguing hybrids and electric vehicles, the absence all major international carmakers-and even two Japanese truck makers, Hino and Isuzu-confirmed long-held fears that Tokyo’s motor show is no longer the most important in Asia.

After all, automakers from over twenty countries braved the recession to attend the Shanghai auto show in April. In Tokyo, only three foreign automakers-Group Lotus and Caterham Cars from Britain and Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen from Germany-could be bothered to show up.

But what of the LFA, which will go on sale in 2010? A long time in the making, it certainly has some dazzling performance stats, including a top speed of 202mph and 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds. Clearly, this is no ordinary Lexus. For all that, I’m slightly baffled by the price (I repeat: $375,000) and the decision to limit sales to 500.

In his speech on the floor of the show, Toyoda talked about the need for automobile to serve as dreams and aspirations. Well, the high price and limited availabilty certainly sees to that. Of course, the LFA, alongside the great looking FT-86 sports car concept, will give Lexus and Toyota’s brands a much-need sporty boost.

The difference of course is that the FT-86, which goes on sale in 2011 is likely to cost closer to $20,000 and should sell in thousands. Indeed, given that Toyota will lose money again this year, it would also be interest to know more about the economics of the LFA. The price tag is high, but then so is the cost of developing super-fast sports cars. And by limiting sales to 500, one wonders how much Toyota will lose on every sale.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Greubel Forsey Watches

Greubel Forsey watches are some of the most expensive watches in the world and considered among the most expensive among luxury wrist watches.

They stunned the watch-collecting world with the Double Tourbillon 30 degrees, the only wrist watch of its kind.

Highly sophisticated mechanisms characterize this unique watch from one of the most coveted watch brands today.

Greubel Forsey watches’ double Tourbillon 30 degrees has in its mechanical movement 301 parts. Each individual part is custom finished by hand under the sharp eye of the expert for not less than eight hours at their in-home facility in Switzerland. Naturally, this is a limited edition timepiece and around two dozens of these watches are made for sale each year. Watch collectors must keep a close lookout on the forums, watch review sites and online discussion boards to see when someone who owns this fine watch is likely to trade it.

The Greubel Forsey watches’ have a new kind of Tourbillon, which is coveted among watch collectors. This is the original Tourbillon invented by Breguet and shows the cage, which houses the actual parts of the mechanical watch that keep time. The idea is that it counters the effects of gravity. The highly innovative and collectible Double Tourbillon 30 degree Greubel Forsey watches are available for sale with a white or red gold case, in addition to a platinum case, with a variety of gold watch faces.

The case measures 43.5 x 15.76 mm. It can also come with custom variations at the personal request of the person who buys it. Several international patents protect this collectable watch’s mechanism making it the best of its kind.

This Greubel Forsey watches’ movement is a hand-winding caliber GF 02, with double Tourbillon 30 degrees. The exterior Tourbillon has a rotating cycle of 4 minutes and the interior Tourbillon has a rotating cycle of one minute.

The watch comes with a 72-hour power reserve indicator. This watch is water resistant to 30 meters. This wonderful designer watch is one of those from which you can’t take your eyes off. You don’t have to, when it is strapped to your wrist with its cool black or brown alligator strap with a folding clasp. Greubel Forsey watches are naturally wearable with any dress and fashion. If you want a piece of watch making history, then you will find it in Greubel Forsey watches.
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Friday, October 23, 2009

The Most Expensive Cars Ever

The most expensive car currently on sale in Britain is the Porsche Carrera GT. This ultra-exotic supercar costs £321,093. According to the Halifax Building Society this makes it almost twice as expensive as the average British house, currently yours for £162,086. By almost any standards at all, it is a phenomenally expensive car.

I use the word 'almost' advisedly because for one group of people -super-wealthy car collectors - its price would be a trifling irrelevance. It may be our most expensive car today but stood against the most expensive cars ever sold, its stature is so small and insignificant it would likely be trodden on...
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Most Expensive Mobile Phone Of The World

Now, their precious jewel arrives in Russia and it is no other than the world’s most expensive phone called GoldVish Le Million.Exposing the highest level of Swiss craftsmanship and precision, Le Million is present also in the Guiness Book as the most expensive phone worth 1 million Euros (approx. 1,437,000 US dollars).

Russia is now one of the providers of this piece of art made of 18 K gold, coming in 4 gold color versions: white, gold, yellow and pink. There are only three units available worldwide and the mobile provider that brought to the country the phone decorated with the most precious diamonds is Euroset.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Worlds Most Expensive Handbags

If you think Leiber is already expensive, well, Lana Marks released its 2007 limited edition Cleopatra Clutch bag for $100,000. It’s made with metallic silver alligator skin and 1,500 fully cut, faceted black and white diamonds set in an 18-karat white gold frame.

Each year’s bag is signed and numbered. These bags are so exclusive that Lana only allows one star per year to carry her handmade diamond studded designs down the crimson carpet, since 2004.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship

After five years of planning and construction, Royal Caribbean is unveiling the Oasis of the Seas, a $1.4 billion ship that will be the largest and tallest cruise liner in the world when it takes its maiden voyage this December.

At 1,184 feet from stem to stern, it's nearly as long as the Empire State building is tall--while rivaling the amenities of any world-class Las Vegas resort. A crew of roughly 2,160 will man 18 decks and tend to 5,400 passengers (assuming two per room).

"It's in the DNA of our company, about every 10 years, to take more or less a fresh sheet of paper and create the greatest cruise ship in the world," says Adam Goldstein, CEO of Royal Caribbean International.

The laundry list of amenities is daunting: a central park the length of a football field with 12,000 plants and trees; a boardwalk with two rock-climbing walls; an aqua theater with dive performances; two FlowRiders for surfing; a full-service spa and a main theater where the Broadway musical Hairspray will be shown four times a week. As an avid runner and sports enthusiast, Goldstein's favorites include the 600-plus meter jogging track on deck 3 and the zipline across the boardwalk.

The average Oasis ticket is $1,000 per person for seven nights, making it significantly more expensive than Royal Caribbean's typical seven-night packages, many of which start at roughly $490. This could be a tough sell: Worldwide, tourism is expected to contract by 3.5% this year, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. In the U.S., 2009 travel spending is forecast to fall 9% to $705 billion, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Meet Royal Caribbean's Oasis, a retreat for executives and their families.

Still, Goldstein remains optimistic. "Our customers want more choice, more options, more variety, they want to be in control of their vacation decision making," he says. It's a major gamble for the cruise operator, which has been discounting tickets during the recession to combat the pullback in consumer spending and H1N1 travel fatigue.

In the second quarter, the company swung to a loss of 16 cents a share, with revenues down $1.3 billion. According to Goldstein, while occupancy rates are expected to be stable on a year-over-year basis (2009 vs. 2008) revenue yields will be down 13%--indicative of the steep discounting environment.

For now, the Oasis will feature two main routes. From December 2009 to April 2010, the ship will sail seven nights from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to St. Thomas, St. Maarten and the Bahamas. Then, beginning May 2010, it will sail from Ft. Lauderdale to Haiti, Jamaica and Mexico. Prices start at $729 for interior rooms, per person, based on double occupancy. For a steeper price, there are multi-level loft suites available with floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hot Cars Make Men...Well, Hot

It turns out all of the stereotypes are true: Driving fast, expensive cars causes a spike in men’s testosterone levels, according to a new study from Concordia University John Molson School of Business.
The study used 39 male volunteers and asked them to drive down.

A quiet residential road and a street loaded with pedestrian traffic twice, each time in a different vehicle. The cars? A 1993 Toyota Camry and a new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. After each drive, researchers took a saliva sample to measure testosterone levels.

It didn’t matter if they were driving on the pedestrian-heavy street with female onlookers, the men always had elevated and sustained testosterone levels after driving the Porsche (or maybe that was just the normal level and libido-sapping ’93 Camry was putting them into a coma).

The authors write that men use powerful, expensive cars as “sexual signaling devices” the same way a peacock uses his tail feathers. It’s nice to know that after thousands of years of developing our civilized world, men are still trying to impress women with hyper-expensive tail feathers.
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Friday, October 16, 2009

The World's most expensive earrings

That title may sound like some sort of slick marketing thing, but here's the back story. The gold discs in the earrings are actually experimental photo diodes that were developed for use in Cat Scan machines. The original cost of developing the diodes was over $30 Million dollars.

Approximately 300 diodes were produced. When it became clear that they would never perform to expectation the project was terminated.

These are two of the original 300 at a cost of $100,000. each plus .12¢ for the acrylic. Don't you just love the transitory value of things.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Getting Noticed With The Worlds Most Expensive Jewelry

Today, the spending money thing is in. To be someone, you have to spend a lot of money, and you have to show it off in the jewelry that you wear.

This is a trend that has been started by a lot of the rappers of today. They line themselves with the world’s most expensive jewelry.

Most of the things that they wear cost as much as most people make in a whole year (sometimes more).

Going out and getting the world’s most expensive jewelry is not something that you can do on a normal person’s salary. There are some trends that are not made for everyone (this goes for jewelry).

The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer. This is the sad truth to the world that we live in, however, there is something else that you do not know. The rich also have the money to look good at the same time! That’s right, to look good in today’s times, you have to be wearing the world’s most expensive jewelry. These are pieces of jewelry that cost so much they should be just looked at, not worn. However, the rich do not care.

They wear it out anyway to show off to all their friends just how “rich” they are. You can see these kinds of trends being worn by a lot of the big name rappers of today. They go out and they spend thousands of dollars on necklaces to hang around their necks.

These necklaces are usually so big that they hangs well below their belt line. Not only that, they also spend a lot of money to get grills made, which is another type of jewelry. These grills are made out of diamonds and gold, and they are fitted to fit your teeth so you can wear them in your mouth. Now that is the meaning of expensive taste! These grills are suppose to be a sign that this person is so rich that they can afford to put jewelry in their mouth.

However, a lot of people nowadays want to be just like the rappers they see on TV. The only problem is that most of us can not go out and get the world’s most expensive jewelry to hang on our necks or put in our mouth. So where does that leave us. Well this is where you start to see the fakes and the knock offs come out. These are brands that people go out and get that are not real gold or not real diamonds. They are modeled after a famous rappers jewelry, but they cost millions less.

Most of the time you can not tell the difference between the fakes and the reals from far away. However, as you get closer it is easy to pick out flaws. So the next time you see a kid walking down the street with a grill or something like that, you know it is fake, because there is no way in the world they could ever buy something like that.

The world’s most expensive jewelry is not something that everyone can just save up and by. In fact, a lot of these pieces cost more than what you will make in your whole life time. That is why this is a trend or a style that not everyone can try and do. Some people go with the fake stuff, but when people find out it is fake, a lot of time they just make fun of you. It is always better to not be something that you are not. If you can not afford the world’s most expensive jewelry, you should not try and play it off like you can.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Emirates Palace Hotel To Offer Worlds Most Expensive Holiday

If you have spare $1 million in your account and heart to spill over the fat sum for recreational purpose then here is your bait. News is the Emirates Palace Hotel has plans to set a record by offering world’s most expensive holiday package priced at $1 million.

This �once-in-a-lifetime” seven-night trip for a duo details at offering a deep-sea fishing trip, Emirates Palace Sunset and Desert Island Tour, gifts counting Emirates Palace Gold Champagne, the unique pearls in the world from Robert Wang and an assortment of sporting guns from Holland.

The guests are housed in a 680-square meter grand suite. The package counts the transportation facility for the first-class return from any international target serviced by a designated airline to Abu Dhabi followed by chauffeur-driven Maybach at pick you and all through your stay in Abu Dhabi followed by a daily spa healing in the Anantara Spa.

The sales generated via this holiday package are anticipated to be donated to social and charitable organizations based in the UAE. The prospective clientele for this neat deal eyes only “celebrities, industry moguls, top names and businessmen”.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big, Bold Rock Jewelry

Big is beautiful, especially when it comes to rocks, aka gemstone jewelry. Forbes.com shows off 10 of the world's most expensive jewels in a slide show and article entitled "Million Dollar Rocks 2006."

"Color continues to play a strong creative role in high-end collections through semi-precious stones such as topaz, tourmaline and lemon citrine, precious stones such as sapphires, rubies or emeralds, or naturally colored diamonds in rare blues and fancy pinks or yellows.

Nature-oriented designs, such as flower brooches and star fish shapes, are quite popular at the moment, says Robey, and designers also have been picking up on a lot of feminine inspirations and turning them into art deco and Renaissance styles." If you want to read the rest of the Forbes article and see all 10 pieces of jewelry, scroll down to the subtitle "In Pictures: Ten Of The World's Most Expensive Jewels" to start the slide show.
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Monday, October 12, 2009

2009 Mercedes-Benz S-class

Generally speaking, now's a lousy time to buy a new car. Coming after months of slow sales that had caused carmakers to scale back -- and even shut down -- production, Cash for Clunkers drained inventories at the end of the summer. That's left most car dealers with fewer cars on their lots to sell and, so, no need for big rebates or serious haggling.

But none of that is true for luxury car dealers. There were no Cash for Clunkers rebates for cars costing more than $45,000, so those buyers weren't looking for deals on BMW or Jaguar lots. If you're in the market for a high-end car, there are, ironically, still some nice deals to be had.

Dollar savings are biggest on the most expensive cars, too. For instance,analysts at TrueCar.com point out that you can get $18,500 off on an all-wheel-drive Mercedes-Benz S550, a genuinely top-flight large luxury car. While $73,000 might still sound like a lot, for a car like this, think of it as a corporate jet minus the wings, it's a steal.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

America's Most Expensive Cities

In the midst of the recession, New Yorkers are cutting back on everything from dining to luxury shopping. Café des Artistes, one of the Big Apple's most storied restaurants, closed in August, in part because of poor business. Chanterelle followed this month. In July, J.C. Penney opened its first Manhattan location, citing local demand for discount merchandise.

These changes makes sense. New York tops a recent list of America's most expensive cities, with a measured cost of living surpassing that of Houston, Boston and Washington, D.C. The culprit? High rent: $4,300 a month on average for a two-bedroom, unfurnished luxury apartment. The silver lining: That's down $200 from when the survey was taken in 2008.

Los Angeles comes in at second place. Its residents, who also endure high housing costs, can partly blame a long, expensive commute. The sprawling city is home to some of the nation's worst traffic, and unleaded gas at a relatively high 63 cents a liter helps raise transportation costs.

Behind the Numbers
To determine the U.S. cities where the cost of living is highest, the London office of Mercer, an American human resources consulting company, earlier this year measured the prices of the same basket of goods in 253 of the world's cities. The basket is composed of over 200 products, representative of executive spending patterns and including everything from rent for a luxury apartment to the cost of a fast-food hamburger. Mercer chose a sampling of U.S. cities to measure, the ten most expensive of which are listed here.

Location has a lot to do with why New York and Los Angeles top the list.
Before the 1970s, New Yorkers were in a sense paid a premium to live in the Big Apple, due to its reputation for crime and filth. But when the city began to experience robust economic growth, demand outweighed supply, and housing prices grew. Though prices are now dropping, and are largely believed to have yet to hit bottom, the area's cost of living, according to Mercer, remains the nation's highest. Its housing cost, according to Mercer, is almost double that of second-place Los Angeles.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Worlds Most Expensive Car 2008

World’s most expensive car, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is a luxurious grandeur, styled with the most exclusive features and functionality. Bugatti Automobiles SAS built the car, and introduced the road extravaganza in the market with much hype to hook on the rich class. Christened after Pierre Veyron, the car calls for attention from every nook and corner of the world. The robust price tag goes in well tune with the refined quality performance on road.

World’s most expensive car – History in brief The “Veyron” first evolved in 1999 as the EB 18.4 “Veyron” concept. Hartmut Warkuss was the head designer, while the exterior styling of the smart car was contemplated by Jozef Kaban.

Volkswagen under whose brand, the car has earned recognition on the streets, raised the curtain at the 200 Geneva Motor Show. At the launch, the automobile was declared as the fastest, the most powerful and the most expensive car in the world. However, through the year, 2001, the automobile underwent some massive internal transformations and what you see today is its renewed version.

The Features of the smart Car Priced at €1,100,000, the new Bugatti Veyron is the most costly car in the world at present. The maximum speed you get to enjoy is 400 km/hour that creates an edge over the other car brands. Car experts define it as the quickest accelerating and decelerating street frenzy in the world. Minutely detailed with super-refined technology and installed with the best engine, the car takes the road by storm.

The Veyron features some great attributes like a W16 engine - 16 cylinders, which is equivalent to two narrow angle V8 engines mated in a "W" configuration. Each cylinder has 4 valves for a total of 64. The engine is fed by the turbo chargers and therefore, pleases your excellent driving quality. The steering wheel boasts about the 150 ms shift time. Driven by full automatic transmission, the car draws the wonder eyes.

Wondering how this classic four wheeler renders an outstanding performance? Then you should know that the car prides the 10 radiators, which boost excellent power energy to the various parts like, the engine cooling system, transmission oil radiator, engine oil radiator, air conditioning system and hydraulic oil radiator for the spoiler.

The record speed attained by the car is at the remarkable 407.5 km/h. At the least, the automobile can pick up a fast speed of 100 km/h (that is 60 mph) in only 2.5 seconds. However, the high speed compels the car to consume more fuel compared to the other cars at 40.4 Liter per 100 km. But when the car is in full throttle, then it burns 125 liter per 100 km.

The brakes are superbly designed to allow usage of cross drilled and turbine-vented carbon rotors, which draws in cool air for the inside engines. Each caliper in the car uses eight titanium pistons. The stupendous acceleration power between 50 to 194 mph, allows for repeated braking functionality without fade.

The Bugatti company proudly claims that the car has the capacity to come to a standstill position from a breakneck speed of 400 km/h. Engineers have so delicately applied the braking system that, the car will not budge the least from its straight path, even if the driver lets go off the steering wheel off the car. So, if you are ready to get on to the wheels then book your car today. A ride will be worth every penny in the world’s most expensive car.
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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The worlds most expensive motorcycle?

If you’re the kinda guy that drives a Reventon, won’t tap on a laptop unless it’s a Luvaglio, and only sails Mangusta, then… Can I borrow some money? Er, also, have I got the motorcycle for you! It’s called the Ecosse Titanium Series - so called because it sports the world’s first all-titanium frame.

The brainchild of American (who would have guessed?) Donald Atchison, every single detail of this muscular roadster screams “you can’t afford me!” - from the 2150cc polished billet aluminium v-twin donk, to the MotoGP-spec Ohlins bouncy bits at either end, to the radially-mounted 6-pot billet ISR front brake calipers - with an individual brake pad for each of the 12 pistons. The mind boggles, then boggles again.

After the jump is a photograph of a frame tube, steering stem, triple clamps and forks. It nearly makes me burst into tears, like the first time I heard Stevie Wonder singing “Lately.” Is it wise to admit that here? I don’t know - but I’m not sure I’ve ever felt this way about a frame tube before.

The overall look is perhaps not as stirring as some of the details, although it’s nice and hairy and masculine in an “MT-01 seduces Ducati Sportclassic with lots of jewellery” kind of way. The kitchen-sink fitment probably doesn’t help - 12-way adjustable footpegs, gel seats to coddle the ‘tocks, adjustable seat height and tuneable throttle travel understandably tend to add up to a slightly busy picture. But zoom in a little closer, and there’s all sorts of little treats to enjoy, like the machined brake reservior/switchblock below. It gives me tingles. Click to zoom:

That monstrous, gleaming engine (imagine the size of the piston bores… you could curl up and go to sleep in one!) hammers out in excess of 200 horsepower, and a caravan-pulling 210 ft-lbs of torque… Too much power for a naked bike? I’m not sure, I think I’ll have to ride one to make up my mind. Can somebody arrange that for me? Quickly if possible, there’s only 10 to be made.

The price? Well, it’s US$275,000.00 - which I agree might sound a touch on the unreasonable side, given that Ducati’s Desmosedici RR GP replica only costs about US$65,000, and has the ability to go around corners exceptionally fast. However, Ecosse have offered to sweeten the deal by throwing in a free (and very spiffy) watch with every Ecosse Titanium Series sold - so, frankly, it’s a bit of a bargain if you don’t have a watch. And if that doesn’t convince you, here’s another angle on those mouth-watering triple clamps:

You can purchase the Ecosse Titanium Series from the good burghers at RobbReport.com, to whom we owe picture credits and probably an apology for maybe not taking this bike as seriously as we could. But then we’re not the target market. Incidentally, if anyone out there happens to know somebody who buys one of these, please put them in touch with us - we’d dearly love to hear about the Ecosse ownership experience.
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Most expensive Hyundai won't come to the UK

Hyundai has just unveiled the new Equus. Priced between about £70,000 and £80,000 in its home market, it is the most expensive car ever produced by the Korean manufacturer. With its five-litre V8 engine, it is aimed at the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes S-Class; a special bullet-proof version will be used by the Korean president. Hyundai says that the Equus is unlikely to be imported into the UK.

Given the rapid progress being made by the Korean manufacturers, Hyundai's ability to make a convincing car for this price bracket isn't in doubt. On the other hand, experience shows that even when the mainstream car-makers produce vehicles that are as good as those from the prestige brands, these struggle to be taken seriously by badge-conscious buyers – the best recent example being the Volkswagen Phaeton.

The most expensive model in Hyundai's current UK line-up is the rarely-seen £27,000 Genesis saloon; the Grandeur, which slots into the Hyundai range between the Genesis and the Equus, isn't sold here at all. In the long-run, if it is to compete convincingly at the top end in Europe, Hyundai probably needs to create its own luxury brand as Toyota did with Lexus – or acquire one of the existing premium manufacturers. Both of these options are expensive, but neither would be beyond the resources of Hyundai-Kia, which is now the fourth largest car-maker in the world.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Most expensive luxury watches - Ladies Bellagio Cristallo Rose Watch

Bellagio Cristallo Rose is Italian-inspired watch that was called as Bellagio, located in the Province of Como, Italian region Lombardy. These most expensive watches feature sophisticated design that guarantees to a lucky owner rapturous sights of the people. Wearing this luxury watch you’ll become an example of perfect style.
Bellagio Cristallo Rose Watch case is adorned with Swarovski crystals, features Swiss quartz movement, and a luminous14k gold-plated bangle bracelet. It comes packaged in a cute gift box with a polishing cloth and a warranty. Price: $149. You can purchase it right now via Luxury watches. Excellent gift for every woman!
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

10 Opulent Mobile Phones

Utilitarian gadgets are of one kind and the gadgets to dream of are into a separate league altogether. When we have always wondered about the cheapest or most profitable deals for ourselves, the news of the richie riches haven't fallen into deaf years either.

The obsessive love for opulent gadgets have made us look for the newest models of Merc, Porsche, diamond studded iPhones, gold plated Macbook pro etc. So, today, gadgetophilia has tried to bring in the most expensive mobile phones that will leave you gasp for breath coz of the price tags as well the beauty.
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