The classy coupé has been popular with all society classes since its introduction 80 years ago, but today’s BMW 8 Series and Bentley Continental GT are geared for one class, and that is the topmost one. From their knurled jewels to their advanced tech, these two-door beauties are easily raising the bar for the modern-day coupé.
When the stresses of life snowball, many yearn for the peace and solitude of getting away to a remote island; a few of us are able to realize that dream by flying out to an island paradise nestled in the Caribbean. But survivor skills don’t have to be part of the experience, not for the visitor cast away on a luxury private-resort island.
Just when you thought you might add purchasing your own luxury yacht to your bucket list, along comes Dynamiq’s GTT 115, a customizable work-of-art designed by Studio F.A. Porsche; to say it raises the bar for build-your-own yachts is an understatement. The price tag for one of these beauties has eight digits, but enjoying your next trans-Atlantic journey ensconced in one will make almost any cost worth paying.
The familiar adage “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” also applies to many tourists. Building the itinerary of a Western European trip around the region’s premier Michelin-starred restaurants is sure to satisfy even the most discerning appetite for top-class cuisine, allowing the traveler to experience the personal specialties of some of the world’s legendary chefs.
The term supercar wasn’t really in widespread use until the mid-1980s. And then, according to that cool Google tool Google Books Ngram Viewer, use of the word supercar spiked hard. Why? The answer comes from Germany and Italy.
Like good wine, some historic places just get better with age—and the City of Lights is one of them. Paris, France, offers unmatchable culture, but for the real-estate investor, the city also provides the opportunity to make an investment that will only grow in value over time; in this feature, a few available luxury properties are showcased.
Octagon Developments was founded over 37 years ago, and continues to be recognised as the pioneer of luxury housebuilding, a title we are determined to uphold within this exclusive but fiercely competitive market sector.
For the golf enthusiast, completing 18 holes with the least number of strokes is the name of the game—but when visiting one of Europe’s luxury golf resorts, guests often take their time, savoring the magic. Whether pro or novice, an enchanting European golfcation is sure to be the summit of one’s lifelong golf experience.
McLaren and Audi have presented a difficult choice to those in the market for a supercar: the Audi R8 is half the price of the McLaren 720S, but not half the performance. Only 200 Audis will be produced, so only 200 buyers will face the dilemma; the rest of us can but dream of owning one of these supercharged dynamos.
Italy’s contributions to Western civilization are rivalled only by its breathtaking landscapes, exceptional quality of life, rich cultural heritage and luxury residential real-estate opportunities, which to shrewd foreign investors offer not only beautiful homes but significant tax breaks. In our property feature, we showcase two stunning Italian villas that are in a league all their own when it comes to value.