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Rolls-Royce Ghost EWB ‘Inspired By Private Jet’

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is already exceptional at making you feel as if the car is floating around thanks to its air suspension setup. So if you’ve got that covered, the only thing left to do is work on the car’s aesthetics.

With that in mind, meet the extended wheelbase Rolls-Royce Ghost Inspired by Private Jet, which is on display at the automaker’s Abu Dhabi dealership. It wears a two-tone Arctic White and Midnight Sapphire upper, with a Private Jet Motif coachline and a mainly Arctic White and Fleet Blue Cabin. Completing the look are the two-tone 21-inch 10-spoke part polished forged alloys.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost is powered by a 6.6-liter twin turbo V12 producing 571 PS and 780 Nm (575 lb-ft) of torque. Since this is an extended wheelbase (EWB) model, it needs 5.1 seconds to get from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph), while the regular Ghost which can complete the sprint in 4.9 seconds. But we guess a couple of tenths of a second are insignificant in the rarefied air occupied by the likes of this Rolls special edition.

Some of the people who can afford to buy a Rolls-Royce can also afford even more expensive toys, like a private jet.

Those can be had for anywhere between $1 million that is about 360 million naira (really old models) or even $100+ million if you want to custom fit an Airbus or Boeing. Now, Rolls-Royce wants to bring those two worlds closer and provide a similar experience on the road as when you’re flying through the clouds.

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The Newly Built Apple Headquarters In California, Worth $5billion -Pics

This is awesome. This is the news site of tech giants. This is Apple’s $5 billion campus in Cupertino, California, with its famous “spaceship” building, is finally finished and employees are moving in. gradually to the magnificent site.

Most of the heavy machinery has been moved off campus, and there’s only a little bit of landscaping left to do, according to a new video by drone videographer Duncan Sinfield.

The campus, called “Apple Park,” is a huge benefit for the 12,000 lucky Apple employees who get to move in (Apple has 25,000 employees in Silicon Valley). Employees started moving to their new headquarters last year.

Among the perks for employees at Apple Park are new food and gym facilities, fancy new office chairs, a state-of-the-art theater for on-campus presentations, and a giant garden stocked with fruit trees. Plus, employees in the “ring,” as the main building is called by Apple insiders, will get to work in a state-of-the-art building that blurs the indoors and outdoors.

It’s a stunning campus.

 

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2019 Lamborghini Urus Unveiled – The World’s First Super Sport Utility Vehicle

2019 Lamborghini Urus is the world’s first Super Sports Utility Vehicle, in which luxury, sportiness, and performance meet comfort and versatility. It offers best-in-class driving dynamics, alongside its unmistakable elegance of design. Urus embodies the characteristics of multiple souls: sporty, elegant and off-road, and has a suitability for everyday driving in a range of environments. With its surprisingly distinct engine sound, combined with high performance, Lamborghini Urus is anything but typical.

Lamborghini Urus is equipped with state-of-the-art of vehicle dynamics technology. It provides the most comprehensive standard driving dynamics equipment in the SUV segment. Urus ensures the best performance in every situation while also attaining the best weight-to-power ratio in the entire SUV segment, mainly thanks to its best-in-class driving dynamics with an outstanding and completely adaptable package: 4-wheel-steering, a 4-wheel-drive system with active rear torque vectoring, adaptive air suspension with active dampers, a roll stabilization system with continuous and immediate response, carbon ceramic brakes and mixed tyres.

Lamborghini Urus integrates a V8 bi-turbo engine with a maximum power output of 650 HP, the best weight-to-power ratio on the SUV market. For this reason, Urus’ performance level is unrivaled. The 8-gear automatic transmission, together with the permanent 4-wheel drive system with active torque vectoring, enable the driver to perform exceptionally on every occasion and in every situation. Urus can be enjoyed whether in the city, on the racetrack, on a snowy mountain, on gravel country roads or in the desert. The torque is directed mainly to the rear axle, so that the general dynamic behavior is sport-oriented.

It has a max speed of 305 km/h, o-62 time of 3.6 seconds and an estimated price of $200,000 which would translate to about N115 million after shipping and paying customs duty.

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Innoson Releases Luxury IVM G80 And G40 SUV (Photos)

Innoson Vehicles Release Luxury IVM G80 and G40 SUV

GoodNews! The long-awaited luxurious Innoson IVM G80 and G40 have been released by Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co Ltd, Nigeria’s first indigenous Vehicle Manufacturing Company. It should be recalled that last year, the Chairman of Innoson Vehicles, Chief Dr. Innocent Chukwuma OFR promised Nigerians that he would manufacture a Made in Nigeria luxurious SUV that will be added to its range of vehicles to accommodate the high cadre of Nigerians who wish to drive a Made-in-Nigeria vehicle. The date for the official Vehicle Launch will be announced soon.

Also released is G20, a 7 seater sedan and INNOSON IVM GRANITE (5 SEATER DOUBLE CABIN PICK-UP) 2018 MODEL. The IVM Granite comes in 3 variance which includes; 2WD, 2.7 Petrol; 4WD 2.7 Petrol; 4WD 2.4 Diesel.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Unveils With Amazing Features

It’s finally here. After years of waiting, months of spy shots and weeks of rampant speculation, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has finally premiered at the LA Auto Show.

In terms of engines, the range starts with FCA’s familiar Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 delivering 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Mated to eight a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, the four-door Wrangler Unlimited is officially rated at 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with the manual. Opt for the automatic and those figures are 18 mpg and 23 mpg respectively.

The second engine available is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four cylinder, producing 268 hp and 295 lb-ft, not the 368 hp as wrongly claimed in official FCA documents. Interestingly, this powertrain is a mild-hybrid and consists of a 48-volt battery and belt starter-generator. In the future, a 3.0-liter diesel will be added to the range.

Customers will have two- and four-wheel drive configurations at their disposal and like the outgoing model, a number of different variants will be sold.

In terms of body styles, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is available as a hardtop, a convertible top consisting of a number of removable roof panels, and as a powered soft top. Alongside these roof options, the 2018 Wrangler is offered as both a two-door and four-door, the former of which includes Sport, Sport S, and Rubicon trim levels. Meanwhile, the 2018 Wrangler four-door is available in Sport, Sport S, Sahara, and Rubicon models.

Like the current car, the Rubicon model aims to offer the most off-road prowess. Consequently, it features 33-inch off-road tires, electronically disconnecting anti-roll bars, beefed up fenders, Dana 44 axles, and a host of suspension modifications.

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Leaked Photos Of The 2018 Benz CLS

We are not supposed to be seeing this yet but thanks to the Australian “motoring.com.au” that leaked the photos ahead of the official launch.

It’s coming with an inline-6 twin-turbo 3.0-liter engine with minimum of 360 hp. It also gets a 48-volt hybrid assist.

According to what we’ve gathered, the 2018 Benz CLS will come as a genuine five-seater for the first time, dropping the former four-seat layout. The occupants shall take their seats on the 40:20:40 split folding rear bench with decent headroom this time and will benefit from the 520-liter boot space reserved for their luggage.

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Tough Land Rover Vehicle: The Perfect Mars Ride

Far Above Far Beyond Concept Transportation proposal for Land Rover. Land Rover is a rich history brand that’s been known for its tough vehicles that we use to explore the unconquered terrain. This concept vehicle is a future vision for the year 2030 where first manned missions to Mars are planned. The first astronaut would need an exploration vehicle that is not limited by its range and capability. Far Above Far Beyond Concept Transportation wants to provide the best off-road capability to explore Mars, it’ll also be able to house expedition crews for longer periods of time thanks to its extended life support on multi-week long journeys.

Designed by Dominik Krug, octagon shape has become the underlying theme because it has inherently strong shape and very useful for construction of pressurized chambers. The design of this futuristic vehicle focuses on connection ability to other vehicles, modular attachment, safety features, and off-road system.

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This House Takes 6 Hours To Build And Costs Just $33,000

In a time when real estate prices are going through the roof, Italian Renato Vidal has created a brilliant alternative to traditional housing. The M.A.Di. is a flat pack folding home that costs only $33,000 and three people can assemble it in any flat location in about 6 hours.

M.A.Di. looks like an ordinary house, but everything underneath the exterior is the complete opposite of “simple”.

The home doesn’t have to be built on a concrete foundation, allowing the structure to have zero impact on the environment. The interior has a sleek and modern open-plan style.

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China Unveils ₦4.3 Trillion New Mega-Airport, Spans 18 Square Miles (Photos)

It’s destined to become one of the world’s biggest transport hubs.

So it’s perhaps not surprising that Chinese officials were keen to show-off the skeleton of Beijing’s new mega-airport – Beijing Daxing International Airport this week.

Representatives unveiled the primary structure of its 80billion yuan (£9billion) project on Monday, which boasts 1.6million cubic metres of concrete, 52,000 tonnes of steel and spans 47 square kilometres (18 square miles), including runways.

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Mercedes teases hybrid supercar with Formula 1 tech

You’ve seen hybrid supercars before, but likely nothing quite so exotic as this. Mercedes-Benz is teasing the debut of the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a hybrid “supersports showcar,” at the Frankfurt International Motor Show beginning September 14th. While the preview image doesn’t show much besides a GT-style body (complete with an air scoop on the roof), Mercedes makes much ado of the car’s Formula 1 underpinnings — both powerplants amount to race car technology adapted to “day-to-day” use.Mercedes teases hybrid supercar with Formula 1 tech

Based on previous info, the machine will combine an F1-based 1.6-liter turbo V6 with two electric motors: a 134HP motor linked to the crankshaft, and a 107HP motor that minimizes turbo lag, even though the engine can rev up to an extreme 11,000RPM. The hardware promises over 1,000 combined horsepower and a 217MPH top speed, yet it should offer 15.5 miles of pure electric driving. And yes, all that raw power is as punishing as you’d suspect — just like a race car, you’ll need to rebuild the engine every 31,000 miles.

Needless to say, this will be hard to get. Even if you can swing the expected $2.54 million sticker price for Project One, AMG says it only expects to make 275 units. There’s a good chance that business tycoons will snap up the production run almost immediately. Still, it’s good to see hybrid technology taken to its limits before electric supercars take over.