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Limited to 50 examples – Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection

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To honour the most successful Rolls-Royce of all time and its season of production coming to a close, today at Pebble Beach, Rolls-Royce revealed the new Ghost Zenith. This unique series will be limited to just 50 examples worldwide.

“Ghost is the most successful Rolls-Royce ever created and the Zenith Collection marks an important milestone in our modern history.”

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Seen In TheThree Colourways
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Three Colourways. Credit Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Zenith Collection

Rolls Royce states “In true keeping with its name, the Ghost Zenith Collection will feature the highest levels of Bespoke ever seen on a Ghost Collection car. The only previous occasion on which discerning collectors around the world have been afforded this privilege was when an equally limited number of Phantom VII Zeniths were created in 2016 to celebrate the end of its extraordinarily long and successful reign. These motor cars immediately became highly collectable and sought after, re-setting the bar of luxury and, in doing so, created a modern legend.

Homage to the original Ghost

The world got its first look at the Rolls-Royce Ghost with the introduction of the 200EX concept at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. The 200EX introduced a concept that was both driver and passenger focused. The Ghost Zenith Collection draws many references from 200EX, with perhaps the most significant being the inclusion of a commemorative ingot, made from the original 200EX Spirit of Ecstasy, melted down and set in to the centre console of each of the 50 Zeniths. Engraved with the three key design lines of Ghost, the plaque details its significant origins. The Collection’s own Spirit of Ecstasy and clock are engraved with the name of this highly anticipated collection.

Ghost Zenith Collection 200EX Commemorative Ingot. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection 200EX Blueprint Engraving
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection 200EX Blueprint Engraving. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Furthermore, 200EX is immortalized in a complex engraving on the centre console of Ghost Zenith. A blueprint inspired artwork enlarged to a point of abstraction has been divided into 50 distinct parts, allowing each Ghost Zenith customer their own personal and individual work of art, while at the same time uniting the collection as a group homage to Ghost.

Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Transition Woodset
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Handmade Transition Woodset Closeup. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Handmade Transition Woodset Closeup
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Transition Woodset Is Handmade. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

One’s eye is naturally drawn to the interior of the Collection’s doors, owing to the illuminated door pockets. Ambient light emits through perforated leather enhancing the architectural elegance of Ghost’s interior. One will also encounter a complex piece of marquetry, created by the master craftsmen and women in the marque’s legendary woodshop. Available in either wood, Technical fibre or piano finished veneer, the door marquetry transitions from the driver’s suite to passenger suite, emphasizing the dual nature to Ghost.

Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Illuminated Door Pockets
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Illuminated Door Pockets. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Members of the Bespoke Collective from the Home of Rolls-Royce’s Leathershop too have been perfecting their art. The rear seats feature embroidery that takes its inspiration from the seat details of the original 1907 Silver Ghost. This embroidery elegantly transitions from the rear to the front of the cabin, and in the case of the Extended Wheelbase Zenith, the headliner thrusts purposefully forward into the poised silhouette of the Spirit of Ecstasy. The seats themselves are accentuated in a contrasting leather, accenting Ghost as the ultimate four seat limousine.

Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Enhanced Embroidery
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Enhanced Embroidery. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Occupants of the Ghost Zenith Standard Wheelbase will experience an extraordinary phenomenon. The famed starlight headliner is presented in a unique Shooting Star configuration. Shooting stars fire at random across the cabin roof, adding an extraordinary sense of theatre. This surprise and delight feature consists of over 1,340 individually mapped and hand-woven fibre optic lights.

Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Shooting Star Headliner
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Shooting Star Headliner. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Shooting Star Headliner Closeup
Ghost Zenith Collection Shooting Star Headliner Closeup. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

Reminiscent of its Phantom counterpart, The Ghost Zenith Collection’s exterior styling takes on a new interpretation of its own ­­– a special two-tone application with a gloss-contrast paint finish. Patrons may select three different colour-ways, Iguazu Blue with Andalusian White, Premiere Silver with Arctic White or a daring Bohemian Red with Black Diamond, with multiple variants available highlighting the flexibility of the model. The Silver Satin bonnet was first seen on 200EX.

Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Three Colours
Rolls Royce Ghost Zenith Collection Three different colour-ways. Credit: Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

As Rolls Royce states “These extraordinary motor cars, which represent the final opportunity to acquire this landmark, transformative luxury product, are currently being hand-crafted at The Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, an establishment recognised as the world’s premiere Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence. The order books for this seminal Collection will close imminently.”

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The new Bugatti ‘Centodieci’ Sold out before its release

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Only 10 Bugatti Centodieci cars to be made and all are sold before today’s official release.

Bugatti Centodieci Front Left View
The New Bugatti Centodieci. Credit Bugatti

The newest Bugatti, the Centodieci, was officially revealed today, Aug 16th, at the Quail in Pebble Beach – Monterey Car Week 2019. Centodieci means 110 in Italian and the name has been selected for two reasons. Firstly the external styling of the Centodieci is inspired by, and pays hommage to, the early 1990’s Bugatti EB110 Super Sports car while the underlying chassis of the Centodieci is based on the Bugatti Chiron . The second reason for the name is that this year also marks the 110 year anniversary of Bugatti’s foundation and Bugatti wanted to produce a car that marked the milestone in history.

1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport front view
1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport front view for comparison.
Bugatti Centodieci flanked by the blue EB110 Super Sport and red Chiron
Bugatti Centodieci flanked by the blue EB110 Super Sport and red Chiron Credit: Bugatti

Driving Force

The Bugatti Centodieci is capped at 10 units worldwide with each starting at approximately EUR 8 million + VAT, however, at the cars launch Bugatti advised that all 10 cars are already sold out. The car’s Chiron underpinnings mean it has an 8.0-liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine that pumps out an impressive 1600 hp, allowing it to reach 60 mph (100 km/h) in approximately 2.4 seconds, 200 km/h in 6.1 seconds and to 300 km/h in 13.1 seconds continuing through to an electronically limited 380 km/h top speed. Careful planning and weight reduction enabled the Centodieci to achieve a sensational power to weight ratio of just 1.13 kilograms per horsepower.

Bugatti Centodieci rear view with tailights
Bugatti Centodieci rear view with tailights. Credit: Bugatti
1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport Rear
1994 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport rear for comparison.

Centodieci Design

There are many areas in which the new special edition Bugatti Centodieci echoes the former super sports car of the 1990s. Achim Anscheidt, Head Designer at Bugatti noted in regards to the styling “The challenge was not to allow oneself to be captivated too much by the design of the historic vehicle and work solely in retrospect, but instead to create a modern interpretation of the shape and technology of that time”. Even sportier and more extreme than the Bugatti Chiron and Divo hyper sports cars, yet elegant and timeless like the La Voiture Noire, it is a one of a kind Bugatti for the enthusiast.

Bugatti Centodieci Front Left View Outside
Bugatti Centodieci Front Left View. Credit: Bugatti

The flat, horseshoe shaped radiator at the front reveals its depth only from the side view, with the newly developed, deep seated front spoiler and the three section air intakes providing a perfect match. The front of the Centodieci drops very low. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe has been reduced accordingly, while the Bugatti logo Macaron sits on the hood, which is interrupted at the center by a black element. “This allowed us to rekindle memories of EB110,” says Achim Anscheidt. The optimised front section with the extended front splitter and the airflow through the hood further improve the car’s aerodynamics.

Bugatti Centodieci Front View
Bugatti Centodieci Front View. Credit: Bugatti

“We incorporated the wedge-shaped design in the development process but we took it in a new direction,” says the designer. Instead of copying the classic Italian wedge in which the muscle runs from the rear to the front wheel, suggesting a dynamic leap forward, Bugatti strikes out on a new path in the Centodieci. The otherwise dominant Bugatti line, the C line on the B pillar, gives way to a new design Significantly smaller than the Chiron, five round air inserts positioned in the form of a diamond ensure sufficient air intake for the 16-cylinder engine.

“In this way, Bugatti has brought forward the visually leaping wedge of the EB110 SS into a new millennium.”

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Bugatti Centodieci Right Side View Inside
Bugatti Centodieci Side View. Credit: Bugatti

The 10 new Bugatti Centodiecis will be handcrafted in Molsheim, France and will be delivered to customers in two years.

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Japanese CEO buys 6 supercars in 1 month: the first and the last

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Japan’s first Devel Sixteen and W motors last 5 Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions go to one man.

Devel Motors Devel Sixteen
The Devel Sixteen. Credit: Devel Motors
W Motors Fenyr Supersport
W Motors Fenyr Supersport. Credit: W Motors Dubai

July was a busy month for Tetsumi Shinchi, Chairman and CEO of one of Japan’s most illustrious businesses, Shibaura Group Holdings Inc. Tetsumi is an avid supercar collector and during July 19-21 this year Mr Shinchi showcased his supercar collection comprising 30 of the rarest cars in the world at his private ‘Mega Supercar Motor Show’ in Fukuoka, Japan.

 Mr Tetsumi Shinchi's 2019 Mega Supercar Motor Show in Fukuoka, Japan
Mr Tetsumi Shinchi’s 2019 Mega Supercar Motor Show in Fukuoka, Japan. Credit: W Motors

As busy as Tetsumi may have been planning and coordinating his giant show’s last minute details, he still found time to buy 6 more supercars from two separate manufacturers. All 6 new cars will make their debut at Tetsumi Shinchi’s Mega Supercar Motor Show in 2021.

During the show Tetsumi proudly announced he had just purchased Japan’s first 3000HP Devel Sixteen produced by U.A.E based Devel Motors.

Devel Motors Majid AlAttar with Tetsumi Shinchi and Family in front of the Devel Sixteen
Devel Motors’ Majid AlAttar with Mr Tetsumi Shinchi and Family in front of the Devel Sixteen. Credit: Devel Motors

During the same show W Motors S.A.L., the first manufacturer of high-performance luxury sports cars in the Middle East, announced that all 10 of its ultra-exclusive Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions had been sold and that the last five remaining models were whipped up by Tetsumi.

Tetsumi Shinchi and Family at W Motors Dubai
Tetsumi Shinchi and Family at W Motors Dubai. Credit: W Motors Dubai

“The first time in history that we will be able to admire five specially commissioned Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions at the same time, in the same place, owned by the same owner!”

“I am thrilled that the last Launch Editions have found their new home amongst the best hypercars in the world, with a collector who truly appreciates them. Mr. Shinchi’s 2021 exhibition will be the first time in history that we will be able to admire five specially commissioned Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions at the same time, in the same place, owned by the same owner!” said W motor’s Founder and CEO, Ralph R. Debbas.

Tetsumi Shinchi and Family looking at the Fenyr Supersport Launch Edition
Tetsumi Shinchi and Family looking at the Fenyr Supersport Launch Edition. Credit: W Motors Dubai

W Motors also established a strategic alliance with sister-company ICONIQ Motors based in China in 2016 with the goal of developing an all-new design identity to address the industry’s present day sustainable and forward thinking needs.

The first hypercar created by W Motors was the iconic Lykan HyperSport, which catapulted the company to international stardom when it took center stage as hero car in Universal Studios’ Furious 7. The all-new Fenyr SuperSport is the latest model to be launched by the company, a limited edition with a production run of only 110 cars including 10 Fenyr SuperSport Launch Editions.

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The street art Aventador S protected by blockchain tech

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19 year old artist uses a Lamborghini as his blank canvas.

Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey front right view
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey. Credit: Lamborghini

First artist to collaborate with Lamborghini

Lamborghini just unveiled an Aventador S at Monterey Car Week, California, that was used as a blank canvas by Skyler Grey, a 19 year old American artist. Skyler Grey has been called the “Fresh Prince of Street Art” and named in the 2017 Forbes “30 under 30” list of the most influential artists worldwide. He is now also the first artist to officially collaborate with Lamborghini.

Skyler Grey first artist to officially collaborate with Lamborghini
Skyler Grey first artist to officially collaborate with Lamborghini. Credit: @skylergreystreetart

Skyler used the main techniques of street art – airbrushes, spray guns, rollers and stencils to personalize the car body in his typical pop style in orange and yellow and painted the cars body in the newly opened Lamborghini Paint Shop. He also painted stylized bulls running along the side of the Aventador S, depicted emerging from the air intakes in a race and from the iconic Campbell’s soup can, as a reference to Warhol’s “32 Campbell’s Soup Cans”. The Nero Ade (black) leather interior has contrasting orange stitching and is personalized on the rear panel with an embroidered image of a cartoon bull stitched by Lamborghini’s upholstery specialists.

Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey right side
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey right side. Credit: Lamborghini
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey left side
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey left side. Credit: Lamborghini

Certified via blockchain

According to Lamborghini “The Aventador S by Skyler Grey has already been purchased by an art collector and will be the first Lamborghini to be certified via innovative blockchain technology. The car is part of the pilot project “Lamborghini Sicura”, launched in collaboration with Salesforce and aimed at protecting the car as a work of art. It involves a process of authenticity certification, which makes use of blockchain technology to guarantee data security and incorruptibility. The purpose of the protection system is to prevent counterfeiting, to trace and certify all the information related to the model and at the same time foster an increase in value for all the stakeholders.”

Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey detail
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey detail. Credit: Lamborghini
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey-paintbrush
Lamborghini Aventador S Street Art technique by Skyler Grey. Credit: Lamborghini
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey detail 2
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey detail. Credit: Lamborghini

On display 15-18 August 2019

The Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey is on display from August 15-18, 2019 at The Lamborghini Lounge Monterey, a Lamborghini ocean-view villa in an exclusive position situated at the famous 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Course in Monterey.

Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey front
Street Art Lamborghini Aventador S by Skyler Grey front. Credit: Lamborghini

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