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AddBuy a villa, get a free Tesla Roadster

Maybe this post would be more appropriate for our sibling blog, Luxist, but hey, we all love to dream. There is a pharaonic golf estate project in development in France called "Welcome in France." It includes plenty of villas, the kind often reserved for the elites of the world. Although its exact location is not yet known, it's rumored to be not far away from Paris and it will be outfitted with all kinds of amenities, from a heliport to green technologies such as solar panels, geotermal units a

292008 Cadillac CTS to be first with Gracenote MusicID database

It looks like Cadillac will be the first company to offer the new Gracenote music library database in a car. Buyers of the new 2008 CTS will be able to get the system when the car goes on sale in August. Gracenote points out this will be the first time the MusicID database and Playlist products have been paired with an in-car entertainment system for the North American market. Sounds like a technicality, but it's a pretty sweet system.

Add2007 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Cartier Style et Luxe

One of the main static display areas at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed is the Cartier "Style et Luxe" concours. As the press release tells us, "The Cartier 'Style et Luxe' is possibly the world's most coveted car design competition." Not only does it celebrate beauty, imagination and innovation, but it uses non-traditional judges to choose the award winners in 10 or so different categories. It's about art and inspiration and is fittingly judged by artists. That can mean actors, musicians

2Magic Super Toys "The Blue Car": Look but don't touch

Spotted at our sister site, Luxist, his is one of those obscenely expensive, supremely useless trinkets that adorn the shelves of executives in their old-world offices that look like something out of The Hudsucker Proxy. We want one.

6Gallery: VIP Auto Fashion Show '06 from L.A.

The Hot Import Nights group just held their second annual VIP Auto Fashion Show this weekend, and it was a bit of a mixed bag. Lots of over-the-top blinged-out rides and plenty of cute models as would be expected, but some things just didn't gel.

7Spy Shots: Veyron Roadster image surfaces

Just a photoshop, we think, but this image from WorldCarFans gives us a peek at what the 2008 Veyron Roadster might look like. As we reported in July, Bugatti has moved forward with plans for a targa version of its luxury supercar. Rather than a true drop-top, a laminated glass roof panel has been developed by the same people who brought us the folding hardtop with sunroof on the Volkswagen Eos. With no room to store that panel onboard, speculation is that a temporary fabric panel is being engin

43eBay Find of the Day: Moller SkyCar

The McLaren F1, Koenigsegg CCX and Bugatti Veyron all held claim to the worlds fastest car title for at least a short time, by they ain't got nothin' on the Moller M400. Moller M400? Yeah, the Moller M400. It isn't just inching past them either. It will literally fly past these three supercars like they are standing still. It can outpace them by a good 100 mph. Heck, its cruising speed is 275! And it will do it with some added versatility that puts it miles above the competition. Well, 36,000 fe

136 + 7 = smitten: BMW 7-Series goes under the knife

We just showed you spy shots of a heavily disguised 7-series a couple of weeks ago, but here is an artist's interpretation of the new 7 in the raw. With an oh-so-sexy 6-series nose grafted to the formidable sedan, it makes quite an impression. Losing some of the flame-surfacing that Chris Bangle has made into a household joke name, at least among car geeks, the more subtly styled 7 appears to be taking the more conservative road, leaving rival Mercedes alone on the cutting edge, or the cutting r

7Paris Motor Show: Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace edition

Building on Lamborghini's already high look-at-me factor, this collaboration between Gianni Versace SpA and Lamborghini was built to celebrate Milan Fashion Week. Based on the fire-prone fire-breathing LP 640, this is another in a line of limited edition Lambos that have made their way to market over the years. Italians love a reason to celebrate, whether it be anniversaries, partnerships, or fashion.

4eBay Sell of the Day: Warren Buffett's Town Car for $73,200

Thank God it's for charity. Now we don't have to laugh as loud at the guy who just paid more than 73 large for a 2001 Lincoln Town Car on eBay. OK, this wasn't just any used TC, it belonged to financial guru and billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett. 19 People placed a total of 63 bids with the winning high at $73,200 by 'billzanker.' Bill Zanker is president and founder of The Learning Annex, which sponsors educational seminars around the country.

11Website Spotlight: Shim, Patrick Shim

So as we get ready for another long weekend of staying indoors, watching the Ryder Cup, and bloggin' for your amusement, we'd like to let you in on a little secret. We have dreams too. We dream of being able to rub elbows with the rich and famous. Heck even infamous would be a step up. We long to get outside long enough to visit exotic locales, to attend VIP-only parties, to test drive yachts and private jets and exotic cars on a weekly basis. To be part of that jet set crowd we've heard so much

9You know you've made it when... Koenigsegg gets a laptop

Apparently if you are going to play in the supercar ranks, you need to offer consumers a laptop to be taken seriously. Joining fellow automakers Ferrari and Lamborghini, Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg now has its own notebook computer as well. Unlike Ferrari and Lamborghini, however, who rely on Acer to make their computers for them, Koenigsegg opted for an unknown computer company who branded it a Koenigsegg.

4Aston Martin CEO considering bid to buy own brand

Latest rumor in the FoMoCo/Aston Martin fire sale has Aston chief executive, Ulrich Bez considering making an offer for the firm. Bez said he plans on making the sale complete "as rapidly as possible," and that he plans on staying with the company in his present capacity. With a return to profit and the promise of the new "DB9 Vanquish" latest James Bond whip DBS being shown at Detroit in January, Aston could fetch Ford a pretty penny from its own CEO.

11Nissan teams with Marc Ecko for pair of custom SUVs

Perhaps hoping to emulate the success that Ford has enjoyed from its long standing relationship with apparel producer Eddie Bauer, Nissan has announced that it's partnering with urban style maven Marc Ecko, who plans to modify a Nissan Pathfinder and Armada with his signature artistic style to commemorate the hook up. We're not totally certain the above image is actually a rendering of what Mr. Ecko has planned, but Nissan says the pair of SUVs will be unveiled soon enough in October, before hea

30Car carrying motor coach debuts in Germany

Have you ever noticed how many Saturns are towed behind motorhomes on our nation's highways? The reason is because most Saturns are part of a small group of vehicles that don't require the installation of a lube pump to circulate the transmission fluid in order to be towed with all four wheels on the ground. The problem is that most people who are wealthy enough to own an upscale RV wouldn't be caught dead in a Saturn under normal circumstances.

72007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class tuned by Wald International

Feast your eyes on the first aftermarket customization package for the new 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL Class. Done by Wald International, this Executive tuning package includes a new front spoiler, vented front fenders (they're all the rage right now), side skirts and a new rear spoiler we unfortunately can't see from this angle. Wald International also offers a lineup of custom wheels to provide the perfect accent for your CL.

36Ferrari drivers cited for yielding to speed temptation

If you owned a Ferrari, wouldn't you be tempted to push the boundaries of legality, especially while playing with like-minded peers? Well, several Ferrari owners learned that yielding to temptation does not exempt them from the law. According to sibling blog Luxist, several participants of the "Ferrari Challenge Rally: The Rally of Northern Oregon" were cited by police for excessive speed. How excessive? While many drivers were gunning their luxomobiles between 80 and 98 miles per hour, one driv

35Caparo releases new pics of T1 ahead of Monaco debut

You remember the Caparo T1 – that F1 turned street-legal supercar developed with help from ex-McLaren F1 engineers. We already told you that the first prototype of the production model will be unveiled at the Top Marques show in Monaco by “His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.” (That’s got to be the most seriously unfortunate title ever.) We expect to see live shots of the car sometime this Thursday, April 20th. Here are some additional pics of the car provided by Caparo

12Caparo T1 supercar set for Monaco debut

April 20th will finally see the unveiling of the incredible Caparo T1 supercar at the Top Marques auto show in Monaco. When we posted the original design renderings of the car (then called the Freestream T1) back in February, many of our readers were skeptical that the car would ever see the light of day, but a refinancing of the company, now called Caparo Vehicle Technologies, seems to have provided the necessary resources to complete the project.

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