For a brand with a history as long and illustrious as Roll-Royce, the launch of a new car is big news. It's no surprise, then, that Rolls-Royce didn't hold back when it came time to take the wraps off the new Dawn in Australia. After taking the car on a tour of Sydney Harbour at sunrise, it was on to Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building where Gizmag was on the ground to take a closer look at the new convertible and have a chat with the car's global product manager, Jonathan Shears.
If you like the finer things in life, then you could do worse than moving into the Ritz-Carlton Residences in US city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The development's "unprecedented luxury" will stretch to terraces with private pools, Smart home technology and dog-walking services.
The Cadillac CTS is a very well-made, competitive entry in the midsize luxury sport sedan market. The car features beautiful, marked looks and drive dynamics that come straight from Chevrolet's Corvette. And although it's the high-end CTS Vsport model getting all of the attention, we found the best-selling mid-level package deserves some love, too.
After announcing the name of its new luxury line last week – it's Genesis, in case you missed it – Hyundai has given a sneak peak at the design of the car that will top the range. The G90, or EQ900 in Korea, is a large sedan that shares more than a few design elements with the Vision G Concept Coupe that debuted in August.
During time spent working alongside a naval architect, Magnus Ström is said to have wondered why superyachts existed, but not superhouses. Well now, courtesy of Ström, Superhouses could become a reality. They are aimed at being "the most beautiful, unique and design-led houses possible."
There are many reasons to appreciate the Lexus ES 350. It is a very well-made and balanced luxury sedan that features both mannered performance and solid value. For the up-and-coming executive or doctor, the ES 350 is a mature choice.
Van artists love nothing more than to have new clay to mold, and the Volkswagen T6 has already served to make some very nice sculptures. We've seen it as a versatile camper van in the Tonke Van, and now Redline shows it can be an equally convincing luxury limo. The Russian tuning studio has transformed the T6 Multivan into an ultra-comfy chauffeured van with 2 + 1 cabin.
Most cigar boxes are cheap cardboard affairs that are useful for keeping bits and pieces in or turning into an inexpensive guitar. Definitely not in the homespun musical category is the Emperador cigar chest from Imperiali Genève. This is a high-tech container that holds two dozen bespoke cigars and clocks in at a cool one million Swiss francs (US$1,048,000) – making this both one of the most expensive and technologically advanced cigar boxes in history.
The Maldives isn't exactly lacking in novel luxury hotels, but well-heeled travelers with a view to mitigate their carbon footprint can now check into what's being promoted as the Maldives' first entirely solar-powered five star resort. Finolhu Villas comprises 52 solar-powered villas located on an exclusive island in the Indian Ocean.
While the vast majority of us will never be able to relate to this "problem," it is
conceivable that the world's super-rich could eventually get bored of
cruising the same ol' Caribbean and Mediterranean seas. Reaching more
remote, less hospital locations, however, would take a special kind of
yacht ... and that's just what the ice-breaking SeaXplorer is intended