• Jul 25, 2006


Luxury Resort Villas
, which owns at least 10 luxury resort estates around the world, has ordered a fleet of 10 Natalia SLS 2 Sport Luxury Sedans from DiMora Motorcar. These handcrafted super sedans will be built in Palm Springs, CA, and feature a 1,200-horsepower "Volcano" V16 engine. A Natalia will be available for use by luxury resort home owners in Las Vegas, Hawaii, Tuscany and Dubai, among others locales.

The Natalia SLS 2 Sport Luxury Sedan has too many features to list, but some of the more outrageous ones include video screens and a video projector housed in the headlights that enable the car to project a video while parked, rear-seat massagers, heat-sensitive color-changing paint, biofeedback sensors that measure the driver's physical condition, a night vision heads-up display, and a $12,000 limited-production Natalia lady's purse and bottle of Natalia wine that features a self-uncorking system that comes with the car.

The DiMora Motorcar website is still a little unfinished, though Luxury Resort Villas claims that it's taking delivery of its Natalia fleet in 2008.

[Source: Luxist]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I know sources in the government who are watching this scam carefully. I can tell you guys for a fact that dimora's press releases are being laughed at in detroit and elsewhere... The problem is he's advertising technologies he doesn't even have, that he's hoping serious suppliers will let him borrow as a form of advertising. The government will probably start investigating him for fraud, a la Preston Tucker...except Tucker actually was selling something. These dudes, including this bogus Resort company, the bogus Wheel company and DiMora's other friends are all part of an elaborate prank that they're trying to use to raise investor capital. They'll deliver some shoddy cars....and price them so high noone will ever be able to scrutinize them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks like most everything this company has ever done is BS. Look at the page on hypercomputing...
      http://www.dimoramotorcar.com/ajd_starbridge.html
      Nothing ever came of that, it was likely a giant scam to lure investors. This car is almost certainly no different.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For all of the comments listed here in this blog concerning LV Resort Villas and DiMora, you have obviously not done your own due diligence and have relied upon your own vain imaginations. Everything that was stated about LV Resort Villas and DiMora in this blog are unfounded and belong in a citcom of gossip artists. Nice try people, those comments belong in the fiction section. These are reputable people and companies, I urge you to keep your comments to yourself if they are not true.
        • 7 Years Ago
        According to the Clenet owners' website www.clenet.org, Alain Clenet is an active member of the group. Quoting from the history section.

        "The Carpinteria period was a very sad time in Clenet history. It lasted only 2 years, Alain Clenet was not at the helm and the new CEO, A. DiMora, was convicted for business fraud."

        Also note: "The Series IV was purely a Carpinteria venture and only one true production model was made."

        "There were some 10 frames laid out for this car, and some were assembled afterwards which we classify as "nearly Clenets". The serial number of the car produced is out of sequence..."
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is a joke, right? Whose DiMora? Who will pay $2M for a car that does not exist, from a company that does not have a street address, nor a phone number, not even an email address. And the company does not look like they have any cred in the car building industry either.

      At least the (not so greatly designed) web site actually belongs to Mr. DiMora. Apparently from SoCal.

      http://www.dimoramotorcar.com/
      • 8 Years Ago
      To who ever buys this car, I also have a rich uncle stuck in some poor country somewhere. He is worth $100 billion but can't get his money out of the country. If you give me $2 million, I can save him and is money, and I promise to pay you back in full with interest.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Even the company supposedly ordering the cars exists only in three places online: 1. the Natalia website; 2. the LV Resorts website (which looks to be the handywork of the same webdesigner); and 3. in PR announcements about them buying the "Natalia".

      This is either a prank or someone's college class homework. Snopes article by the end of the year, whattaya bet?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey, they do have a picture of a crash test dummy on their site - what more proof does one need that they are serious about passenger safety?

      And the engine will have 2 overhead valves per cylinder. Sweeeeeet...
      • 8 Years Ago
      I call BS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "you can own a portion of this collection for a fraction of the price of a condo, without having to qualify on a bank loan because we'll qualify you!"

      If you have the money to buy somthing like those housees you're bank would qualify you. This has "scam" written all over it.

      This sounds to good to be true to me. On there page it says nothing about cars coming with the condos but then out of the blue they purches 10 cars for 20 million $. That so stupid that i dont now where to start. LV resort villas is a scam but I am not shure about the car maker, they might just be a victim of this scam as well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The phone number, 1-888-4LVRESO (RTS), is super sketchy.

      "Hello, you've reached the phone number of LV Resorts. And the phone number
      of Dan Summers..."
      • 6 Years Ago
      It appears that LV Resort Villas is not longer in business. I wonder who will take over their $20m contract on these automobiles. http://www.destinationclubforums.com/f2/lv-resort-villas-639.html#post2574
      • 8 Years Ago
      i love how the initials of the manufacturer are DMC (as in the about DMC button at the top) just like the dead delorean car manufactuere.
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