SEATTLE, WA USA – Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate (LRE®) is excited to present one of the unique editorials form the March issue of Luxury Real Estate Magazine. Written by LRE®’s Communications Coordinator, Joel Gesicki “The Ultimate Car for Your Ultimate Garage” is a look into the vast automotive industry and the finest machinery available in 2022. From a timeless classic to an electric truck to BMW’s color changing car, this editorial is perfect for any luxury automotive enthusiast.
Top Honors 2022 Rolls Royce Boat Tail: $28,000,000
The most expensive car on the market in 2022, the Rolls Royce Boat Tail is designed around a completely custom Coachbuild body and is currently planned for three distinct models. Debuting in May of 2021, the Boat Tail immediately astonished the motoring world with its unique nautical form. Being entirely hand-built, the Boat Tail is made from the most prestigious materials in the world and highlights open-pore Caleidolegno Veneer that covers the entire rear-deck, two custom his and hers BOVET 1822 timepieces and the centerpiece “hosting suite” complete with two bottles of vintage Armand de Brignac Champagne. Crafted in exclusive collaboration, this motoring masterpiece honors the owner’s taste for occasion and life at sea. Design inspired by J-class yachts and 1930’s boat tail cars, the 2021 Rolls Royce Boat Tail is completely in a class of its own, setting a new standard in personalized luxury.
Timeless Style: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $70,000,000
This record setting 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO just topped the list as the most expensive car in the world, selling for a reported $70 million. This silver painted model with the chassis number 4153 GT is the 1964 Tour de France winner, immediately putting this car into automotive royalty. Being that Ferrari only manufactured 36 of the 250 GTOs in the span of 1962 – 1964, the vintage Ferrari became a collectible overnight. This isn’t the first Ferrari to have this title, as nine out of the past ten most expensive cars ever sold at auction are Ferraris, with three being the 250 GTO model. Selling for only $18,000 in 1962, the 250 GTO is now the most valuable car in the world due to its luxurious design philosophy, 300 hp V12 engine with its winning track record and extremely limited quantity; the Ferrari 250 GTO is truly an automotive icon.
Electric Lucid Air Dream Edition: $170,000
Introducing the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year, the Lucid Air. The longest range, fastest charging luxury electric car in the world. Allowing the highest power charging capabilities of any electric vehicle on the market at 300 miles per 20 minutes, the Lucid Air is hard to beat in this segment. Design inspired by the “elegant shape of aircraft” coupled with three drive modes and 1,111 horsepower, the Dream Edition Performance model allows for ample luxury on the go. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the Lucid Air is intentionally elegant by combining futuristic technology and exclusive comfort under the Glass Canopy, wrapping the roof in solid glass. The interior sustainably blends cloth, Alcantra and leather in colorways inspired by the natural landscapes of California. High performance, long-range capability and leading innovation make this electric sedan a true contender in the ever-growing EV market.
Innovation BMW iX Flow (color changing car):$106,000
Premiering first at CES 2022 in Las Vegas, BMW automakers have surpassed all expectations with their color changing car. The BMW Flow iX SUV concept can shift color hues with the push of a button. Using innovative technology labeled “E Ink”, BMW is able to choose between different shades of white and black depending on preference or mood. When asked “does a car always have to look the same?” BMW ques-tioned the status quo and took it upon themselves to find an answer, thinking first of the benefit of a car being white on hot days and black on cold days. The BMW iX Flow became the answer as it’s covered in an electrophoretic film containing microcapsules of E Ink that when charged by an electric field can change color, creating an Electronic Paper Display (EPD). This innovation not only amazes audiences but also opens the door to new innovative design and personalization in luxury.
The Ultimate Truck Rivian R1T: $100,000
“The most remarkable pickup truck we’ve ever driven” remarked MotorTrend after naming the Rivian R1T the 2022 Truck of the Year. As the first mass-produced all-electric pickup truck in the U.S., newcomer Rivian puts the trucking industry on notice. Part truck, part sport sedan; the R1T can handle both on-road and off with ease. The Rivian R1T feels like the truck of the future, and for good reason. Incredible innovation inside and out, the R1T comes fully equipped with a plethora of drive modes, real-time torque vectoring, regenerative brakes, and towing capacity that rivals the top trucks on the market. As with any truck, storage is paramount, and Rivian has made a genius move with the 11.6 cubic foot ‘Gear Tunnel’, allowing for the storage of backpacks, ski bags, strollers, fishing poles and an adventurer’s dream in the Cool Camp Kitchen. A truck built for anything, the Rivian R1T makes its name known in this segment.
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