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duPont REGISTRY awards the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 and other exotic cars in its 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide

duPont REGISTRY has the named the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 its Car of the Year, its most prestigious award, in its 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide, which is set to hit newsstands and other retail outlets in early October. With production of the Murcielago concluding in 2010 after nine years and a run of 4,099 cars, Lamborghini released its most potent and technologically advanced V-12 flagship of all time: the Aventador LP700-4. duPont REGISTRY chose the LP700-4 as the king of the 2012 exotics because of its advanced carbon-fiber construction, powerful V-12 engine, sophisticated transmission, and mesmerizing styling.

In addition to its Car of the Year award, duPont REGISTRY also acknowledged five other automobiles for their contributions to the exotic and luxury car marketplace for 2012 and beyond:

  • Best Design — 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider
  • Best Luxury Sedan — 2012 Bentley Mulsanne
  • Best Bang for the Buck — 2012 Nissan GT-R
  • Best Eco-Exotic — 2014 BMW i8
  • Best New Concept — Jaguar C-X75

duPont Publishing, Inc. will release its annual Exotic Car Buyers Guide to over 25,000 upscale newsstands, bookstores, and international airports on October 4, 2011. The 10th-anniversary issue includes nearly 150 pages of detailed reviews and specs of exotic, luxury, and aftermarket automobiles as well as accessory and wheel guides.

“The duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide is the only annual guide that focuses on only exotic automobiles,” says Publisher Thomas L. duPont. “There are no factory epistles… just pictures and a few comments from our editors that are designed to pique the reader’s interest and take them to the next level—ownership!”

duPont REGISTRY Awards Ferrari 458 Spider for its Design

duPont REGISTRY bestows the 2012 Best Design award on the new Ferrari 458 Spider in the latest edition of its Exotic Car Buyers Guide. The car stood out among its peers because of its revolutionary hardtop convertible mechanism, which allowed for the retention of many of the coupe’s lines with the roof closed while establishing a distinguishing new look with the top open. In addition, not only does this innovative top weigh less than a comparable soft-top mechanism, it also allows room for an uncompromised cargo area behind the two passenger chairs.

duPont REGISTRY's Exotic Car Buyers Guide Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene marvels, “With the 458 Spider, Ferrari has surpassed most people’s expectations while raising the bar on other exotic-car manufacturers.”

duPont REGISTRY Names Bentley Mulsanne as Best Luxury Sedan for 2012

Bigger yet lighter and redesigned from the chassis up, the Bentley Mulsanne carries its predecessor’s timeless elegance, hulking posture, and immense power into the new decade with the latest technologies and luxury appointments. This is why duPont REGISTRY named the Bentley Mulsanne its 2012 Best Luxury Sedan in the 10th-anniversary issue of its Exotic Car Buyers Guide. This is Bentley’s second award from duPont REGISTRY in as many years, following last year’s recognition of the Bentley Continental GT as its Best Luxury Coupe.

“The Continental Supersports models weren’t a strong move for Bentley, but it made up for this setback by quickly selling a year’s worth of Mulsannes, which is no easy task for a car at that price point,” said Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene. “The Mulsanne will help Bentley move to the next level for the new decade.”

2012 Nissan GT-R Earns Nod for Best Bang for your Buck from duPont Publishing, Inc.

Just when you thought the Nissan GT-R couldn’t get any better, new modifications to its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 result in even more power and faster acceleration times, prompting duPont Publishing, Inc.’s editors to award the GT-R with the Best Bang for your Buck award in the 2012 duPont REGISTRY Exotic Car Buyers Guide.

“Small improvements have made a huge impact on the GT-R, making this already affordably priced dream car an even better value at only $90,000,” mentions Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene.

BMW’s i8 Concept Captures duPont REGISTRY’s Best Eco-Exotic Award Despite its Pre-Production Status

The i8, which is the first in BMW’s future line of i vehicles, has captured international attention with its futuristic shape and incredible fuel efficiency.

“Part of the concept car’s physical allure also helps it achieve its goal of low fuel consumption through well-developed aerodynamics,” said Editor-in-Chief Benjamin Greene.

The car, which should appear in 2013 as a 2014 model, includes both gasoline and electric drives and has an incredible range of 435 miles.

duPont REGISTRY’s 10th-Anniversary Exotic Car Buyers Guide Awards the 2012 Jaguar C-X75 the Best New Concept

The C-X75 is Jaguar’s first supercar in 20 years and will be the brand's most advanced model to date. The C-X75 is poised to compete in the new competitive hybrid exotic market. Its sleek exterior combines with its 300-mile range, drawing power from both gasoline and electric sources to solidify the popularity of this futuristic concept.

Background: The 2012 Exotic Car Buyers Guide is published by duPont Publishing, Inc. Founded in 1984 and headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, the company publishes duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Automobiles, duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Homes, and duPont REGISTRY A Buyers Gallery of Fine Boats classified magazines and other lifestyle publications that continue to be the leading periodicals in their respective high-end marketplaces. Visit http://www.dupontregistry.com/ for more information.

duPont REGISTRY’s Exotic Car Buyers Guide

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Flash floods in Singapore leave exotics submerged

Ferrari and Lambo in flood in Singapore

A flash flood in a major shopping district of Mount Elizabeth, Singapore, not only left the local mall engulfed in water but also an exotic-car collection worth millions of dollars submerged in a parking garage. The estimated value of the damage is especially high considering the cost of car ownership for Singaporeans. The cause behind the flooding is not known but this is not the first time the area has become flooded following heavy rainstorms.

[via The New Paper]

Rolls-Royce Ghost and BMWs in Singapore flood

Porsche 911 GT3 RS in Singapore flood

Aston Martin Vantage in Singapore flood

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Man jailed for videotaping 140-mph run

Police in Oregon arrested a man for videotaping his 2005 BMW driving in excess of 140 mph. Stanislav Vadimovich Bakanov was pulled over in Portland, Oregon, after being clocked at 118 mph. Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Postlewait noticed the man’s camera and, when asked, Bakanov admitted to recording his speedometer and his traffic citation for YouTube. Bakanov was arrested, charged with reckless driving and speeding, and his camera was confiscated. The video of his 140-mph run will be used as evidence against him in his upcoming trial. No word if Bakanov still plans to one day put his video on YouTube.

In the meantime, you can always watch the video below offered by a Bugatti Veyron owner. He conducted a 219-mph run on the Autobahn with a set of police lights to help clear a path.

[via Huffington Post]

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Let's take the sunny route with BMW's precipitation radar

BMW will be the first manufacturer to offer a precipitation radar in its cars. The graphic display will be updated every 15 minutes, show the cloud movements over the last 90 minutes, feature two zoom settings, and show the geographical distribution of rain, snow, and hail.

The 2009 BMW 750 will be the first vehicle to come with full internet access, but does not allow you to surf while the car is in drive. The precipitation radar, like the navigation system, will most likely be accessible while the car is in motion.

[via AutoEvolution]

BMW Precipitation Radar

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BMW to develop a key that doubles as a credit card

Citing ease of use and convenience as its primary benefits, BMW is working with its technological-partner NXP to develop a key that would double as a debit or credit card. The secure contactless payment system and BMW key would be packaged together, making money readily accessible to pay for such things as parking, tolls, groceries, etc.

 

Security has been a big dilemma with these types of cards, since it transmits the card holder’s name, account number, etc. All a thief needs to do is get a hold of a card reader and walk past the person, collecting enough information to make a duplicate card.  The other concern is that if the owner were to lose his car key, he would also lose easy access to one of his accounts.

 

BMW has not said if the card will look like a key or a card, but hopefully they don’t replicate the unsuccessful keyless go card that Mercedes-Benz used in the early 2000s, which was a little too thick to comfortably fit in a credit card slot in a wallet.  

 

BMW has no plans at this point to produce the key.

[via Motor Authority]

 

Keyless Go-Card

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