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Boeing: Shaping Aerospace

When Scientific American in 1910 stated that ‘to affirm that the airplane is going to revolutionize the future is to be guilty of the wildest exaggeration,’ it might have been a little short-sighted. Air travel has more than revolution...

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Goodwood: Addicted to Speed

Whether it’s a Formula One racer tearing down a straight or a motorbike flying near-horizontal around a tight corner, speed is captivating. The men and machines which can attain such adrenaline-fuelled, awe-inspiring heights of momentum are ...

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Aston Martin: Letting Loose

One of the most anticipated shows on the automobile calendar, the Geneva Motor Show is one of the first chances each year for the finest marques and car manufacturers to show off their latest creations. This year promises to be one of particular i...

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Auto Vivendi: Power on Demand

The world of supercars is one of speed, power and excitement. Roaring engines, screeching tyres and sleek forms half glimpsed as they storm by, there is a certain magnetism to machines designed for performance above all else. The feel of pressing ...

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Superyachts: Palaces of the Sea

A look out over the bay of Monaco reveals an impressive sight indeed; tens if not hundreds of yachts, all year round are invariably arrayed around the marina or cruising the water. However, with so many examples of this extreme symbol of luxury, i...

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Airlines: Mile-High Luxury

Owning a private jet may be one of the ultimate symbols of affluence, an aspirational symbol that allows their owners to travel the world in luxury. Yet private jets also come with their downsides. Having to hire a crew, organise a hanger and make...

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Bentley: Tribute to a Legend

Throughout the history of motor racing, enthusiasts have been enamoured by the speed, the sound and the sheer exhilaration of competition, from the earliest examples of the sport to modern Formula 1. There were however a select group of people who...

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Private Jets: A Class of Their Own

Flying first class is nice enough, as is chartering a private aircraft for your trip, but you haven't truly arrived in the world of jet-set travel until you own a plane outright. Need we add, a plane customised to your exact personal specification...

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Lamborghini: A Legend Reinvented

Lamborghini is a name synonymous with the highest levels of performance, and since 2003 the iconic Gallardo has been one of the most instantly-recognisable sports cars in the world, one of those responsible for the term hypercar. However, in Novem...

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Agility: The Silently Stunning Saietta

The electric motor has come on leaps and bounds at the high end of the market in recent years, with companies such as Exagon proving that cutting out petrol doesn’t need to cut down performance. Even Ferrari embraced electrical power, albeit...

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Mercedes AMG: Realising Potential

Mercedes-Benz has always had a reputation for excellence, for a combination of design, performance and comfort. Yet while each Mercedes is designed with luxury at the fore, there are ways in which they can be enhanced, imbued with yet more speed, ...

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Automobiles: The Grand Tourer

With its perfect balance of power and comfort, speed and elegance, the grand tourer is a vehicle that countless marques have sought to perfect. It is a car whose requirements dictate that only the finest marques can dream of attempting to create, ...

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Bicycles: Ride in Luxury

For many people, cycling is a way to get around, to get fit and to enjoy the fresh air, with thousands of bicycles adequately serving this purpose. Fine though this is, for others, something more is needed. Not happy with just a standard, run-of-t...

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Ultimate Yachts: The Gear

The yacht show season kicked off in style on 10 September as builders and brokers showed off gleaming new vessels on the docks of Cannes. At the Monaco Yacht Show a fortnight later, one thing was for sure: the owner of every yacht wanted his bespo...

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The Jet Business: Experts in Exclusivity

One of the most exclusive industries in the world, the world of private jets is one of the ultra-wealthy, the elite and lovers of sheer luxury. When the minimum spend is in the tens of millions, the upper echelons of society, those that form the c...

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Private Jets: High-Flying Style

Whether it’s a bedroom in which to sleep away the hours of a long-haul flight or a full kitchen for gourmet meals, private jets can be customised in myriad ways according to the owner’s needs and preferences. The interiors of a jet say...

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Exagon: The Speed of Silence

When a supercar is near, the first thing that makes it apparent, long before the inevitably stylised chassis comes into the view, is the sound. The roar of the engine as the car thunders down the road, this has long been one of the most important ...

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Bentley: Redefining GT

The grand tourer may be one of the most misused terms in motoring, with many different cars claiming the name without consideration for what it really means. Despite this, there is one car that has, since its original creation, provided an apt def...

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The Monaco Yacht Show

When it comes to luxury yachts, there is only one place that comes to mind – Monaco. This September will see the most exclusive city in the world hold a congregation of yachts from the most esteemed manufacturers and designers in the industr...

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Porsche: 50 Years of the 911

"I couldn't find the car of my dreams," Mr Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche once said. "So I built it." Fifty years and more than 820,000 cars later, and the German car giant is still building, improving and perfecting what has been described as the quin...

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Spyker: An Impressive Decade

The turn of the millennium was a remarkable time for many reasons. The year saw the opening of the world-famous Tate Modern, Tiger Woods became the youngest person in history to win a golf grand slam and the mobile phone finally became ubiquitus. ...

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Automobiles: Armoured Luxury

Billionaires, ambassadors, politicians, the members of the upper echelons of society are bestowed with some of the most exclusive of lifestyles. Be it high-profile openings or diplomatic visits abroad, their travels often take them far and wide, o...

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The Total 24 Hours of Spa

As long as there have been automobiles there has been motor racing, competitions not just between men but between machines, between both racers and manufacturers. While high-speed racing is one of the most popular sports worldwide, formula 1 being...

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Goodwood: Festival of Speed

Last weekend was a busy one on the British events calendar, with Cowes showcasing the best yachting in the world and Buckingham Palace taken over by the Queen’s Coronation Festival. Yet while English royalty was commemorated in London, over ...

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Aston Martin: A Century Worth Celebrating

A century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning, and a lot can change over 100 years. In Britain there have been 23 changes in Prime Minister, two World Wars and countless companies that have come out of nowhere and disappeared just as abrupt...

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Shaw Speed & Custom: Bespoke Speed

Even for those that know little about the world of motorcycles, the name Harley-Davidson instantly brings to mind images of easy-rider style rides across the United States, leather jackets and aviators on. One of the most evocative brands in motor...

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NetJets: A New Way to Fly

Whether it’s the delays and cancellations that can plague commercial airlines or simply not being able to find a flight that leaves at a suitable time, air travel can often be monotonous, frustrating and uncomfortable. One alternative to com...

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Bugatti: A Display of Power

Automobiles have been constantly evolving since the inception of the combustion engine, getting faster, more refined, more technologically advanced year after year. In 2005 however, the world was greeted with a new level of sheer performance, one ...

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Ultimate Car Control: In the Fast Lane

One of the UK’s most successful racing drivers and former British Touring Car Champion, Robb Gravett has won races and championships across the world, been voted Autosport British Racing Driver of the Year and Sportsman of the Year by the B...

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Jaguar F-TYPE: Star Potential

Some of the world’s most boundary-defying, high-performance cars have seen their debuts this year, roaring engines and sci-fi design included. However, despite all of the noise that these beasts have made over the past few months, one of tho...

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McLaren: Blurring the Line

Ever at the forefront of technology when it comes to performance vehicles, McLaren have always been a pioneer of the industry. Having introduced the first carbon fibre chassis to the world of Formula 1 over 30 years ago, an element that is now alm...

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Pagani and Sonus faber: Speed and Sound

Italy is known, amongst other things, for its staggering number of high-performance car manufacturers. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, all have their roots in the country and all have gone on to become giants of the industry. One of the newest, tho...

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Ferrari: The Next Stage

This year’s Geneva Auto Show held a great deal of promise. All the world’s most prestigious marques were anticipating new releases to rival anything they had done before. Rolls-Royce’s phenomenal Wraith and Bentley’s reinvi...

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Bentley: Setting New Benchmarks

The Geneva Auto Show is the most important event in the calendar for the majority of the car industry, a time for them to showcase their latest models and give their fans a glimpse into the future of the brand. While most manufacturers make an app...

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Rolls-Royce: The Enigmatic Wraith

Excitement and anticipation permeate the automobile industry with one of the biggest events in the car manufacturer’s calendar just weeks away. The Geneva Motor Show is one of the most important occasions for all automotive companies to show...

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Salon Privé: Classic Greatness

For automobile aficionados in the UK, especially those amongst them with a passion for nostalgia, there is no more ideal exhibition than Salon Privé, the World’s most exclusive car show. Whether you crave the classics of yesteryear or...

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Maserati: An Italian Bloodline

The story of Maserati is that of a family of engineers, lovers of mechanics and speed who were designing revolutionary engines long before the company that bore their name was founded. The first of the seven Maserati Children, Carlo designed his f...

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Yacht Island Design: City on the Sea

Superyachts are by definition out of the ordinary. They are the ultimate emblem of extravagance and luxury, the most striking way to display wealth and prestige. Even a private jet can’t compete with a ninety metre floating palace. However, ...

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Shy Aviation: Door to Door Luxury

An airport is never an ideal place to travel from. Even if you fly first class checking in your luggage, getting to the gate, not to mention having to navigate a horrendously busy and crowded environment, take the sheen off the beginning to a jour...

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Bentley: The Marque of Le Mans

One of the most prestigious names in luxury automobiles, few brands conjure up the same combination of classic elegance and pure performance as Bentley, a company synonymous with Britain in a way few others can match; an English Country House seem...

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Ferrari: A Racing Heart

There are few names in the motor industry that are lauded as much as one. With their roaring engines, raw Italian bloodline and the bright red that, no matter on what other cars it is used is synonymous with the brand, Ferrari is arguably the bigg...

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Burgess: Ultimate Luxury

At the core of Burgess is a pure love of what they do. Founded in 1975 by Nigel Burgess, it was his love of sailing and his experiences as a worldwide single-handed Ocean Racer that granted him not just the expertise but the sheer passion to bring...

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XOJET seamless Private Aviation Service

XOJET has partnered with Virgin Galactic, the world's first commercial spaceline to provide private aviation services to Virgin Galactic's future astronauts. XOJET has established an exclusive private air Concierge Access™ service to enable ...

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Lamborghini: A History of the Bull

Equal in power and ferocity to the bull that adorns their emblem, Lamborghini have carved out a reputation as some of the fastest and most extraordinary card in the world. The Brand’s history began 50 years ago in the crucible that has produ...

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Aston Martin: 0 to 100

The most globally-renowned of all British luxury sports car makers, Aston Martin is preparing to mark its first 100 years with a celebrations fitting of one Britain’s best loved and most successful luxury brands.

The Aston Martin heritage i...

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