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VW I.D. R Pikes Peak Is Quicker Than A Formula 1 Car

The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak –Motorsport driving electromobility to the top A new era for Volkswagen in motorsport: The brand unveiled its fully-electric super sports car, the I.D. R Pikes Peak, today. With 500 kW (680 hp), 650 Nm of torque and weighing less than 1,100 kg, the super sports car will take on the iconic Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado Springs, USA, on 24 June 2018. The goal: To beat the existing record of 8:57.118 minutes for…

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New Aston Martin Vanquish to be called DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin has confirmed the replacement for its Vanquish supercar will be known as the DBS Superleggera, with the new car two-seater due during the second quarter of 2018. While Aston Martin’s range-topping supercar has worn the Vanquish and DBS model designations alternately since the original Vanquish’s launch in 2001.   Already seen testing at the Nürburgring and in colder climes, Aston Martin’s new supercar won’t be a complete surprise when it’s revealed in full. Design cues drawn from the DB11…

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Six Senses Brings Luxury Wellness to the Turkish Riviera – Robb Report

The latest Six Senses resort—Six Senses Kaplankaya—is opening on the Turkish Riviera near Bodrum, Turkey, on May 1, 2018, taking over Canyon Ranch Kaplankaya, which closed in 2017 after being open for less than a year. It was Canyon Ranch’s first foray into the international market. Fortunately, Six Senses has plenty of global spa resort experience, with resorts in 11 countries and spas in 10 more. For the company’s first hotel in Turkey, the brand hired the New York–based firm…

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On the scent of ‘the greatest chase that ever was’ in a Twisted Land Rover Defender

Any doggy dietaries are taken care of by the chef, with dishes delivered to your room on a tray by butler, Sam Hay. There’s a boot room for washing down muddy paws and setting dog beds, although most visiting hounds usually retire to a guest bedroom, or in front of the open fire in the drawing room. With no televisions and only a crackling fire as background music, Hound Lodge is a passport back to a different era. It’s a…

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Vehicle Excise Duty: Small car buyers face higher costs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption If you’re buying a new car, these changes could affect you The way we pay road tax will change significantly from 1 April and it is something to consider if you’re going to be buying a new car. Crucially, it is those buying cars with low CO2 emissions that face the highest relative rise in the tax. Currently many such vehicles don’t incur the charges, known formally as Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). But for…

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BMW expects 50% of sales in India to come from X series SUVs, Auto News, ET Auto

New Delhi: German luxury carmaker BMW expects 50 per cent of sales in India to come from SUVs under its X series, according to a top company official. The company, which posted 11 per cent growth in sales of BMW range of vehicles in the first quarter of 2018 at 2,377 units, also said it is looking at double-digit growth for the full year despite challenges of price hike due to increase in customs duty. “The X format is a…

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Margaret Jewels Makes Every Design Personal – Robb Report

Jewelry is historically rooted in symbolism, as an emblem of power, love, or protection—and it’s a tradition that guides the creative collections from Margaret Jewels. “Our jewelry tells stories,” says cofounder Oriana Melamed Sabrier, who wears gold bangles on her wrists inscribed in diamonds—one with her mother’s name, and another with lyrics from two of her favorite French songs by France Gall, “viens je t’emmène” and “si maman si.” Sabrier started the Geneva-based jewelry salon 10 years ago along with…

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Austin MotoGP: Injured Dani Pedrosa unsure if he will complete race – MotoGP

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa says he is unsure whether he will be able to complete Austin’s race due to the pain he is suffering from his broken wrist. Pedrosa fractured his right wrist in a crash at the previous round in Argentina, undergoing surgery in the aftermath, and opted to travel to Austin to assess his fitness. Pedrosa was passed fit by MotoGP’s doctors and went on to qualify in ninth place, but he expressed doubt over whether he…

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