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February, 2009

Porsche Sportec SPR1 M

Porsche Sportec SPR1 M

Sportec is headed for Geneva in a big way. The tuner will showcase the Sportec SPR1 M, a suspected hurricane of a car based on the Porsche “997” 911 Turbo model. This is a seriously exclusive car in that only 10 will ever be produced. Sportec has rebuilt the car from the ground up using mainly carbon fiber thus ensuring…

Should We Worry About Oil Prices?

Should We Worry About Oil Prices?

After dropping from nearly $150 in the second half of 2008, the price of crude oil is still languishing at under $40 a barrel. The dramatic price falls we saw last year occurred for two reasons that just happened to coincide and make the situation even worse. First, the price of oil had been rising relentlessly since 2007 on the…

New Panerai Store in New York

New Panerai Store in New York

In December, luxury Italian watch brand Panerai will open a new boutique in New York City, its second stand-alone U.S. store (the other is in Los Angeles). Panerai has been on an expansion binge of late, with recently opened shops in Florence, Portofino, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In addition to the NYC store, openings are planned for Buenos Aires, Madrid,…

Knowledge is Recession Proof

Knowledge is Recession Proof

In the past few months we have heard nothing but bad news from the radio and new channels. We tend to wonder: “When will this get better?” We are facing a national recession and a global recession with no signs of recovery. We are faced with the greatest housing depression ever and are now about to break records for unemployment….

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante Convertible

2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante Convertible

Introducing the new Aston Martin DBS convertible. Aston Martin will take the wraps off its fastest ever production convertible at the Geneva motor show when the muscular 2010 Aston Martin DBS Volante makes its global debut. The soft-top version of Aston’s beefy DBS will top 191 mph, the company says, and sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds,…

Lamborghini LP670-SV Rebirth

Lamborghini LP670-SV Rebirth

The Lamborghini Murcielago is an aging beast. Since its introduction in 2001, the big brother of Lamborghini has bred a seemingly endless string of variants, including fixed-roof and open-top models, the upgraded LP640, Versace special editions and, of course, the seven-figure Reventon supercar. But before Sant’Agata replaces the Murcielago, it will debut what could be range’s the ultimate rendition at…

Beautiful $7 Million Florida Estate

Beautiful $7 Million Florida Estate

The beauty of the Mizner era lives on at La casabella on Sarasota Bay showcased by italianate columns and arches; courtyards and loggias and travertine bordered rooms without walls. Perfectly sited on one of Bird Key’s widest bayfront lots with 143′ of Bay frontage, the allure of the sparkling blue waters and twinkling city lights instantly entices relaxation and enjoyment….