2016 Aston Martin VULCAN Meets Legendary Avro Vulcan Namesake

More than a few days late on this news, but it is too good to skip! Aston Martin’s ultra-high-performance flagship just had a meet and greet with its namesake, the Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber!  The Vulcan of the RAF has kept Britain and the world safe from the threat of nuclear weapons for the last 50 years, but will retire this month to the annals of history. And in doing so, this nuclear deterrent will enter the hall of fame for long-range strategic bombers. The beauty of the aircraft and its innovative, ahead-of-its-time delta wing design are icons for all industrial design. Just think that the UK went from making Lancaster propeller bombers to making a near-supersonic jet in just ten short years.  The fact that the Vulcan never had to complete its grim mission is a testament to its powerful deterrent effect on hostile powers. We all owe this …

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2016 Aston Martin VULCAN in 40 New Photos from Dubai and Manhattan

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Updated 5.10.15 The 2016 Aston Martin Vulcan has been a real showstopper since its surprise reveal in Geneva. Replacing the One-77 as the ultra-fast brand flagship, the Vulcan will be a track-only wonder when it arrives to its 25 ultra-wealthy owners. But boy is this car hard to photograph in auto show environments! Its gloss-black lower aero treatment is delicious and highly advanced, but washes out in most indoor light. So in-person viewing will be extra important to clinch prized deposits. To that end, the Vulcan swooped into Dubai recently to be the local showroom’s electro-magnet… drawing in the great and good for an up-close look. For the rest of us, photos will have to suffice. Included below are 40 new images of this intriguing and mysterious new hypercar.     2016 Aston Martin VULCAN PREVIOUS WOW! This new Aston Martin flagship has some serious thrills in store for its …

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Updated With 15 New Photos – 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom SERENITY Is Silky-Soft Bespoke Limo

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Updated 3.7.15 With 15 New Photos   Full reveal of a Rolls-Royce Geneva highlight: this Bespoke ‘Serenity’ limousine. Fabulous silk-blossom headlining in a pistachio green is paired with mother-of-pearl marquetry woodworking. The primary wood is a smoked cherry, which also lines the front of the lounge in back. Silk-edged carpeting and silk-woven headrests bring the opulence of the world’s purest and softest fabric to the occupants most-important touch-points. We have a strong hunch the Serenity is a Phantom Extended-Wheelbase, but this is not yet confirmed. We also speculate that the car is headed to an Asian client after it stars at the Geneva motor show in early March. 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom SERENITY ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS BRINGS SERENITY TO THE 2015 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 02/03/15 “Celebrating the historical role played by silk as a symbol of ultimate elegance, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke Design team has created a magnificent one-off …

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2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom SERENITY Is Silky-Soft Bespoke Limo

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Full reveal of a Rolls-Royce Geneva highlight: this Bespoke ‘Serenity’ limousine. Fabulous silk-blossom headlining in a pistachio green is paired with mother-of-pearl marquetry woodworking. The primary wood is a smoked cherry, which also lines the front of the lounge in back. Silk-edged carpeting and silk-woven headrests bring the opulence of the world’s purest and softest fabric to the occupants most-important touch-points. We have a strong hunch the Serenity is a Phantom Extended-Wheelbase, but this is not yet confirmed. We also speculate that the car is headed to an Asian client after it stars at the Geneva motor show in early March. 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom SERENITY ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS BRINGS SERENITY TO THE 2015 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 02/03/15 “Celebrating the historical role played by silk as a symbol of ultimate elegance, the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke Design team has created a magnificent one-off Phantom which will set a new benchmark …

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850HP 2016 Aston Martin VULCAN Is All-New Tactical Strike Flagship with 7.0L Racing V12

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  WOW! This new Aston Martin flagship has some serious thrills in store for its lucky owners. Named to honor the famous Avro Vulcan bomber, the Aston Vulcan will seek to match the excitement, adrenaline and glory of the first tactical nuclear strike plane ever produced. Luckily, this new track-only Aston delivers the goods without any fallout or blowback…. To continue the theme, the Vulcan was designed in a time when nuclear bombs had to still be dropped. Although the ICBM would arrive in the 1960s along with the production bomber, this plane was still a critical part of the US and Allied plan to respond to a Soviet attack. England was thought to be a primary target, so planes were always hot and ready to take off — often assuming the country would be destroyed before they made a return trip. This is the plane the Thunderball bad-guys stole, …

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Exclusive Preview – 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom SERENITY Is Latest Bespoke Creation

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First preview of a Rolls-Royce Geneva highlight: this Bespoke ‘Serenity’ limousine. Fabulous silk-blossom headlining in a pistachio green is paired with mother-of-pearl marquetry woodworking. The primary wood is a smoked cherry, which also lines the front of the lounge in back. Silk-edged carpeting and silk-woven headrests bring the opulence of the world’s purest and softest fabric to the occupants most-important touch-points. We have a strong hunch the Serenity is a Phantom Extended-Wheelbase, but this is not yet confirmed. We also speculate that the car is headed to an Asian client after it stars at the Geneva motor show in early March. 2015 Rolls-Royce Phantom SERENITY Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Media Information ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS TO BRING SERENITY TO THE 2015 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW 12 February 2015, Goodwood The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars stand at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show will be a haven of tranquility as the celebrated marque brings …

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Design Talent Showcase – Jan Rosenthal 2023 Rolls-Royce Concept Wins Official RCA Contest

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This is an oldie but a goodie. Not so old – 2012 — and previewing a Rolls-Royce for 2023. So it is a bit of Days of Future Past. Forgiveness Please if you have seen this already! Royal College of Art students submitted ideas for a 2023 Rolls-Royce back in 2012, with the winning design selected by Rolls-Royce executive leadership and designers themselves. The winning study is shown here in all its magnificence. Jan Rosenthal is the artist and elegantly combines many disparate ideas into one glamor-soaked luxury car. It is a four-door coupe with a SUV ride height. Very cool ideas shown for the super-exaggerated hood length, the sheer flowing bodysides and the sharp contrast creasing. The car is kept visually light via chopped and chamffered edges to its rear bumper corners, again emphasizing the power up front and the prestige of the layout. It is very lovely, and …

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Off-Road Test Review – 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk On Some Tough and Rocky Trails!

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Update1 – Off-roading the Trailhawk! The Jeep Cherokee’s styling hit me like a kick from a horse when first glimpsed earlier this year.   I took to Twitter to say some less-than-encouraging things about its new appearance. Luckily, using Twitter is like throwing effort into a well – hopefully no one noticed… I’m actually very relieved to report four things about the 2014 Cherokee: – Optional 271-horsepower V6 engine with nine-speed auto and available 4WD promises a fun and powerful truck – Nose looks good on highways and in real life, LEDs visually widen car. The red trailhawk tow hooks are awesome. – The profile is not half bad either: good proportions, relatively low roof, and good approach angles from that chopped lower nose. The rear end even cleans up nicely, with a tasteful single scallop in the metal shapes that matches the side strake – Real-world interior comfort, tech …

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Emotional, Cognitive, Caring and Compassionate – “Life” Chevy Ad Kicks Off Huge Cancer Charity Drive

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This Chevy commercial really ‘got to me’ while watching the Super Bowl. As part of Chevy’s Purple Roads campaign, General Motors promises to pledge $1 to cancer research for every “purple” profile picture on Twitter and Facebook today, February 4th, World Cancer Day. Supporting the “Roads to Recovery” program that provides transportation to and from medical treatments and appointments — the “Life” Silverado ad slams home how critical the support of loved ones is for every man, woman and child. Be sure to check the above link to help find a cure for cancer, and show those in your family how much you care. You May Also Like:HD Track Drive Review – 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Is Powerful But Huge And Floaty HD Track Drive Review – 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Updated 12.3.14 With Additional Photos We were slightly embarrassed to come back from Chicago the other month with zero …

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