Plans for 2016? Rent a Ferrari for New Year’s Eve

You could take the train to Times Square and spend the holiday smashed and uncomfortable among a massive crowd of strangers in the freezing cold—or you could rent a Ferrari for New Year’s Eve and usher in an unforgettable start that pulls out all the stops! Hey, you can always just watch the ball drop from the ipad screen while parked high on a hilltop overlooking the glittering city. If you consider it, most will watch the ball drop via their smartphone screens while taking boring photos anyhow! Sharing photos of a Ferrari will never be lame.

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Now that you have the right idea, let me explain how easy it is to make this dream a reality:

  • Give Imagine Lifestyles a call at 866-436-3514 and discover how affordable it is to spend the day with a Ferrari. You will be pleasantly surprised.
  • This number allows 24/7 access to rental information. So when you awaken at 2 am still thinking about this article, you can call. You know you want to.
  • Still not convinced? Stop by our New Jersey headquarters and lay eyes on our gorgeous inventory. Take a few selfies with the cars, grab a t-shirt and get further acquitted with our friendly staff while you get more details on renting a Ferrari or similar exotic car for the holiday.
  • Which Ferrari rentals are available? We are glad you asked! We keep the latest 3 models in stock for clients: The Ferrari 430 coupe and convertible, the Ferrari California T and the newer Ferrari 458 Italia coupe and convertible. The cars are offered in a variety of colors, if the classic Ferrari red isn’t your thing. The color will take the backseat to that Prancing Horsepower, in the end.
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Ferrari California T rental 
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Now that you have traction started for a different style of New Year’s celebration, you will need to devise a plan to share your amazing experience via social media. Imagine the videos, photos and fun you can share with your friends and followers to kick off 2016 behind the wheel of a supercar!

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Until next time,

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New Jaguar XF debut

The British motor-car manufacturer “Jaguar” aimed to double sales volumes of production next year. For achievement of the planned result the company in the autumn of this year exhausted new budgetary sedan XE, and for spring of 2015 planned a premiere of the second generation of model XF. The world premiere of new Jaguar XF takes place in April on the international showroom in New York, however to get the car it will be possible not at once. As writes edition Autocar referring to own sources familiar with a situation, the first cars reach counters of official dealers only in the autumn of 2015.

It is informed that new XF designers of Jaguar make similar to rear-wheel sedan XE. The representative of the company as anonymity told that the given step helps to raise recognition of model in the general city stream. “In a segment of luxury cars recognition of a brand is very important. If you own Audi for certain would like that all knew about what model at you. Today it is far not each motorist, looking on XF, can tell that this car from Jaguar lineup, — declared a source — In Great Britain all of us know, how looks Jaguar, however to tell the same about the new markets it is impossible”. You can check how much the price of this new car is now by requesting price quote from dealers and find out if you can afford this beautiful car.

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Jaguars XF of the second generation construct on a multiple-purpose aluminum platform iQ [Al] which has been used for creation of a sedan of initial level XE. New “cart” allows to make the car more largely and more capaciously the predecessor, and also it is easier on 50–100 kg. Refusal of old power-plants in favor of motors of ruler Ingenium allows engineers to “remove” from a novelty of 80 more kg. Certainly, in the company do not prepare to complete XF exclusively 4-cylinder turbo charged motors. Top variants of the car — XFR and XFR-S — equip with super-power atmospheric units V8. The new division of concern of Land Rover of Jaguar under name Special Vehicle Operations exhausts on the market some extreme versions of model with engines V8 capacity about 600 h.p.

On the market of the first there is Jaguar XF model in a body “sedan”, and versatile person Sport brake will be roughly presented in 2016. Cost of the four-door car at the moment is not specified.

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Bentley’s first SUV called Bentayga

The British car manufacturer registered the name which appropriates to the serial crossover first in the history of mark in patent department, whose occurrence in the market is expected in 2016.

The most powerful and fast serial off-road car of a planet will be called as Bentley Bentayga and becomes the namesake of a rock who is on the Spanish island Grand Canary and in the ancient time was considered sacred at local residents. About why the company decided to borrow for model the name at rock on Canary Islands, it is informed nothing. Hearings Earlier went that the car will be called Falcon, but the British brand had friction from Ford which realizes family of models Falcon in Australia.

bentleysuvBentley Bentayga is projected on the basis of conceptual crossover EXP presented in Geneva 9 F. The car in which basis there is platform MLB Evo, will be completed with 4.0-litre petrol motor V8, 600-strong petrol unit W12 in volume of 6.0 liters and V-shaped diesel “eight” TDI in volume of 4.2 liters. Later in scale of a magnificent crossover Bentleys add and hybrid gasoline-electric installation. By calculations of experts in marketing, the hybrid crossover becomes the most demanded version in the world market. Now about 30 % of potential buyers of the SUV show interest to the car with “green” technologies.

In the summer head of Bentley Wolfgang Dürheimer declared that crossover cost in the minimum complete set makes £130 000. For comparison, the flagman car of the company, sedan Mulsanne, now it is possible to buy in Great Britain at the price nearby £230 000. Luxury SUV Bentley which basic commodity markets become Russia, China and the USA, arrives to dealers in 2016. Model manufacture develops on capacities of factory of the company located in the English city of Crewe.

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New diesel engine for Porsche Cayenne

The diesel version of Porsche Cayenne is present in the European market since 2009. And by this time Germans make long-awaited decision to send the car and on other markets, in this case – American.

Diesel Cayenne a lineup of 2013 debuts at auto show in New York. The car will be equipped with more economical 3.0 liter the six-cylinder V-engine capacity of 240 H.P. It is capable to be dispersed to “hundred” for 7.2 seconds and to reach the maximum speed in 215 km/h.

Porsche Cayenne Diesel

At such characteristics fuel economy stands on a mark of 10 km/l at the combined cycle. Pair to this engine eight-step transmission Tiptronic S, however without function makes start/stop that is accessible at other models Cayenne. The car will be for sale in September, 2012 at the price starting from $55,000.

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Luxury & Exotic Dealer Network Expands to SoCal

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RITEDRIVE is an online vehicle marketing platform that allows qualified dealers and private party individuals to buy and sell luxury and exotic vehicles. We’re excited to announce that Southern California represents our next market expansion to the west coast.

RITEDRIVE currently has over 200 active luxury and exotic car dealers and over a thousand qualified private party members that buy, sell, and trade within the community.

Learn more about how to Become a Dealer or Contact Us today via email or phone (949) 204-0330 with any questions you may have.

One of the primary benefits of listing on RITEDRIVE is the ability for dealer members to see wholesale pricing on aging dealership inventory. This pricing frequently reflects a solid discount and allows dealers to save on their luxury car purchase by shopping inventory marked with wholesale pricing that is unavailable on any other website. This offers the benefit of allowing dealers to use this platform as an auction alternative.

The founder of RITEDRIVE has more than 20 years’ experience selling high-end vehicles across the US as well as internationally. RITEDRIVE was created to make deals and insider information readily available to an exclusive community.

“RITEDRIVE is about connection and relationships between buyers and sellers in the luxury marketplace. We’ve found that our active dealers are motivated to establish a long term relationship with a private party buyer, rather than liquidating by shipping inventory to the auction.

Being in the luxury and exotic car space for over 20 years I discovered eBay Motors back in 2000. This was well before buying a car ‘sight unseen’ was reality. The luxury and exotic dealer community needs a trading platform for wholesale and retail that keeps them segregated from the digital melting pot that we are now experiencing as a selling community with autotrader, cars.com, and ebay. A Ferrari 458 with 5k miles does not belong next to a Kia Sorento.”

As of September 2015, RITEDRIVE has targeted the Southern California market. We’re aggressively ramping up marketing in this region. We’re looking to work with local dealers and rapidly grow the inventory in Orange County, San Diego, and L.A. due to the area’s strong automotive enthusiast communities, and reputed affinity for high-end vehicles.

In efforts to grow the network, we are offering exclusive pricing for a select group of dealers with the inventory and reputation that belongs in our community.

We are looking for dealers that want 3 to 5 more car deals per month. The time is now for a change in digital automotive marketing. Here is your solution.

Learn more about how to Become a Dealer or Contact Us today to with any questions you may have.

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Rebels, Race on with the Porsche Cayman GT4

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For the new Porsche aficionados who have been waiting, the time is now as Porsche offers the Cayman GT4. This extraordinary vehicle is race-ready, with forces both unleashed and controlled in its design. Increased downforce, a mid-engine design for optimum weight distribution, and a 6-speed manual gearbox with dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch will make the Cayman GT4 at home on your local roads or the track. Unleash its powerful 3.8 liter flat-six aluminum engine, and you have at your command 385 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and a top track speed of 183 mph. The engine is protected by a range of technology features, including a variable resonance intake system with switchable flaps, electronic engine management, cylinder-specific knock control, on-demand electronically controlled oil pump, pressure sensor for determining engine load, and on-board diagnostics for monitoring emission controls. A Sport Chrono package with “Sport” button is standard.

The body and suspension of the Cayman GT4 are race-inspired, and use both active and passive designs to maximize performance. NY Exotic VehiclesFeatures include Porsche Active Suspension Management lowered by 30 mm, a lightweight spring-strut suspension with front and rear stabilizers, an aluminum structure to provide rear-end rigidity, tire pressure monitoring, and electromechanical power steering with variable steering ratio. Additionally, Porsche uses the Enhanced Porsche Stability Management System for vehicle control that includes antilock brakes, traction control, vehicle stability controls, pre-filling of the brake system, and brake assist. The body of the Cayman GT4 uses an intelligent lightweight construction using aluminum and steel. The rear spoiler is fixed with aluminum wing supports. The windshield has a gray tint at the top, and a water-repellant coating is used on the door windows. Underbody paneling is used to reduce drag. Bi-Xenon headlights in black, tinted taillights with clear lenses, and a specially designed front fascia with integrated daytime running lamps and black surrounds are all standard.

The Cayman GT4 uses Sport Seats Plus with elevated side bolsters, electric backrest adjustment, manual height fore/aft adjustment, backrest shells in silver grey with GT4 logo on the headrests, and available seat heating. A tilt and telescoping steering wheel with leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever are standard. Two-zone automatic climate control is available. A leather interior with deviated stitching is available. An 18-way adjustable seat with memory is available, as are full bucket seats. Standard electrical and technology features include power windows with one-touch controls, heated windshield washer nozzles, electrically adjustable side mirrors, a 4-speaker CDR audio system with 7-inch touchscreen, universal audio input in the glove box, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, HomeLink® programmable door opener, cruise control, and electrical activation of the front and rear luggage compartment lids.

Safety features in the Cayman GT4 are extensive, as would be expected from Porsche engineering. Standard features include 4-wheel disc brakes with 6-piston calipers in the front and 4-piston calipers in the rear, pad wear sensors on every brake pad, electric parking brake, anti-lock brakes, anti-theft system with engine immobilizer, side impact protection system with head and thorax airbags, front dual intelligent airbags, side door beams, and tire pressure monitoring.

Manhattan Motorcars is proud to offer you the Porsche Cayman GT4. Performance, style, and precision engineering offered as a hallmark of Porsche design continues its legacy with the Cayman GT4. Fill out our luxury car finance application online!.

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BMW sued over i3’s extended-range electric powertrain

2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014

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BMW has been hit with a class action lawsuit regarding a potential issue afflicting the extended-range version of the automaker’s i3 electric car.

According to the suit, which was filed in a District Court in Los Angeles last week, the extended-range i3, known as the i3 REx, can reduce power to unsafe levels without warning. Here’s what the suit, filed by MLG Automotive Law, has to say:

“If the car is under any kind of significant load (such as going up a hill, or loaded with passengers), the speed of the car will dramatically decrease as the battery charge diminishes.

“The lawsuit alleges that this can result in the car slowing to speeds of 45 miles per hour on the freeway, without warning.”

The reduced acceleration under high-stress, low-charge situations is a problem High Gear Media staff have experienced. The 34-horsepower 2-cylinder range extender (shown above) is simply not powerful enough to maintain the car’s performance in all situations when the battery is depleted.

The cause is due to the i3 REx’s programming that requires it to exhaust essentially all of its battery capacity before the range extender switches on. According to Green Car Reports, this is so the car can qualify as a battery-electric vehicle (BEVx) under California zero-emission vehicle rules.

BMW updated the i3 REx with a software tweak last year. The update included a warning that flashes onto the car’s dash about potentially reduced performance when the car’s battery drops to 2 percent.

MLG Automotive Law says its goal with the suit is for BMW to halt the sale of i3s until they, as well as all existing cars, are “repaired at BMW’s expense.” MLG is also asking for compensation from BMW for each owner. 

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Source: Motor Authority

The Mini Clubman’s 2,860-Pound Hitch is Rated R

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Mini, the British brand built atop the idea of British fashionability, has been incredibly style conscious ever since BMW brought it back from the depths of English oppression. Its iconic Cooper still wears a silhouette that harkens back to the original, but offers modern safety equipment and enough room for life-sized humans. You can order the Union Jack placed on virtually any body panel. And those center-mounted speedometers — as much as they put Flava Flav on notice — were a charming touch, if completely useless.

Yet, posh Britons are a fairly easy bunch to embarrass. For example, flatulence is met with mortified exclamations of “My word!” before said flatulator escapes to another room to make tea.

So, with that in mind, how the hell did the Clubman’s tow hitch make it past the censors?

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Yup … there it is. Introducing the Clubman: the new compact from Mini that’s incredibly excited to tow your next load. Truck Nutz not included.

This image was pulled directly off the Mini press site. I’m sure from any other angle it looks just peachy. But, what is seen cannot be unseen.

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Tupac's 1996 Hummer H1 sells for $337,000

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Shattering pre-sale estimates, a 20-year-old Hummer H1 once owned by slain rapper Tupac Shakur sold recently for $337,114 at auction. That price represents a roughly 700 percent increase over what an H1 not owned by the rapper would sell for today.

RR Auctions, which sold off the Hummer for its current owner, didn’t say who the top bidder was, other than that the person is from the Midwestern United States and that they want their identity to remain confidential.

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As such, it is not clear just what is next for the Hummer. It may remain in private, or it may be displayed.

“It’s an incredible piece of hip-hop history that evokes the invincible spirit of one of rap’s true lyrical giants,” said Robert Livingston, Executive Vice President of RR Auction, in a release issued to the media. “We are thrilled at the price achieved and with the continued success of our specialty themed auctions.”

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The 1996 Hummer was commissioned by Tupac just a few months before he was shot outside a boxing match in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although modest by modern customizing standards, the Hummer boasted a tricked-out interior of leather and burl wood, plus a Clarion audio system with a 12-disc CD changer. That was high-tech back in 1996, and we can only imagine what tunes Tupac pulled up while he was still alive.

After Tupac died, the H1 passed through several owners, but it only shows 10,100 miles on its odometer.

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Musk Cracks the Whip on Tesla Production, Experts Say ‘Get Real’

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Everyone and their 90-year-old great aunt knows that Tesla is putting all of its might into reaching a volume target of 500,000 vehicles in 2018, but more voices are now calling CEO Elon Musk’s timeline impossible.

Musk wants high-volume production to start in less than two years, but suppliers tell Reuters that the accelerated target is a pipe dream. Will delays in parts sourcing and other nitty-gritty issues throw cold water on Tesla’s plans (and customers’ Model 3 ownership dreams)?

In the past, Musk said he wants at least 100,000 Model 3 vehicles out the door by the end of 2017, and plans to raise (and spend) $2 billion to see that it happens. There are 373,000 Model 3 reservations to satisfy, as well as boosted Model S and Model X demand.

Not so fast, say a number of people in the know.

The Reuters report cites auto production consultant Ron Harbour of Oliver Wyman, who claims the assembly machinery parts could take up to 18 months to source and install. If the full 18 months are used up just getting the not-yet-finalized Model 3’s assembly line in order, it means production wouldn’t start until November 2017.

Industry forecaster Jeff Schuster of LMC Automotive called Musk’s goal “implausible,” pointing to issues in battery procurement.

Musk plans to source batteries from his massive Nevada Gigafactory, which is currently under construction. Any delay at the Gigafactory will hamper production, regardless of whether the assembly line is ready to go.

The materials that make up lithium-ion batteries are somewhat scarce, meaning there could be a limit on the pace of battery production, says Sam Fiorani of AutoForecast Solutions.

Musk plans to pour more cash into the Gigafactory, but a battery savior might gallop to his rescue with more money. Today, Panasonic announced it would speed up its planned $1.6 billion investment in the factory if Musk asks for it.

There’s no end to the skepticism surrounding Tesla’s production target, but many Musk naysayers also give a grudging benefit of a doubt to the man who can land a rocket upright on a ship.

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Race Car

A sports car collector’s dream; this 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Race Car is on of the last cars produced and the only one for sale in the United States. This specific car is Chassis #135 and raced in the Pirelli World Challenge for a partial season. This ultra-rare race car is for sale by The Garage in Doral, Florida with only 2,952 miles (4,750 km). The Asking price is $499,900.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Race Car For Sale

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"Gran Turismo Sport" trailer shows off awe-inspiring realism

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The march toward Polyphony’s latest installment in its hugely-successful Gran Turismo series has just gotten more exciting.

The game is called Gran Turismo Sport and it’s currently available for pre-order. If you’re a PlayStation owner, you’ll definitely want to do just that judging by the amazing realism and some exotic new locales showed off in this new trailer.

The trailer give us a more thorough taste than before, when the series announced its exciting partnership with the FIA for an online racing league. The trailer also shows off an Alfa Romeo 4C racer, so watch closely. 

Pre-order the game and you’ll get a special car in-game depending on where you’ve bought it.

Special cars for those that pre-order

The freebie cars announced so far have included a Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Group B Rally car, a Toyota FT-1 Vision GT Group 3 racign car, and a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP LMP1.

One standout versus the regular Gran Turismo games is that all 140 cars available to drive in the game will feature interior cameras with detailed imagery just like a real-life driver would see. 

Additionally, given how technology has advanced, it shouldn’t come as much surprise that Gran Turismo Sport includes compatibility with VR headsets and a mode for 4K screens. The Photo Mode also now lets users place their cars in front of more than 1,000 scenes across the world.

The game is due for release on November 15.

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Source: Motor Authority