The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is an American aircraft manufacturer based in Stratford, and it was established by Igor Sikorsky in 1925. The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky’s civil product line. It was also certified to the most stringent safety requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
Airline configured S-92 helicopters seat up to 19 passengers, with power and endurance that enable fully loaded flights up to 430 nautical miles. The S-92 is multi-purpose helicopter powered by twin GE CT7-8A turboshaft engines. The four-bladed fully articulated composite main rotor blade is wider and has a longer radius than the Sikorsky S-70 and most of the rotor system components aside from the blades are titanium. The S-92 is capable of 190mph top speed for up to 539nm.
The Sikorsky features an active vibration control system. Using vibration sensors and structurally mounted force generators it provides comfortable flight and acoustic levels below certification requirements and also prolongs airframe life by reducing fatigue loads on the aircraft. The stand-up cabin provides the ultimate comfort and safety.
Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin secured a contract to begin building a new presidential helicopter based on Sikorsky’s S-92.
More precisely, in May 2014, Sikorsky was awarded a US$1.2 billion contract to produce the next generation of helicopters used to transport the United States President, Vice President, Cabinet members, and foreign dignitaries. The contract is to modify, test and deliver six S-92 helicopters and two trainer simulators to the U.S. Marine Corps and it will eventually supply 21 aircraft by 2023.
Development of Wraith Coupé-based new ‘open top touring’ model is announced, and it will arrive in mid-2016. New luxury Rolls-Royce will be the brand’s second convertible after the Phantom Drophead Coupe and it will offer a perfect marriage of style and elegance.
“We are currently developing an exciting and thoroughly contemporary interpretation of a pinnacle drophead tourer which will introduce even more discerning men and women to Rolls-Royce ownership,” said Rolls-Royce CEO, Torsten Müller-Ötvös.
The car is already in an advanced prototype stage, meaning that it will be ready to make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015. While the company isn’t offering many clues as to what exactly the new model will offer, there is very little doubt that the new car will be a convertible version of the two-door Wraith coupé. If it is a drophead Wraith, then it will very likely include the 623 bhp (458 kW) 6.6-liter twin-turbo V8 engine pumping 590 ft-lb (800 Nm) of torque and its top speed will probably be limited, as is the Coupé, to 155 mph (249 km/h).
Key details about the ultra-luxury convertible, such as U.S. launch timing and pricing, are not available at this point, but I expect that the price will be higher than £250,000 (US$422,000). Rolls Royce has already sold 1,968 cars this year, up 33.4 per cent year-on-year according to its latest accounts. This will be just another luxury drop in perfect collection of one of the most exclusive and elusive brands in the automotive industry.
“The car will build on the success of (the Rolls-Royce) Phantom, Ghost and Wraith by continuing to boldly shape the future of the marque with contemporary, graceful and sensuous styling,” the automaker said. “It will deliver effortless, open-top touring through the perfect marriage of modern Rolls-Royce luxury, style and elegance with an engaging and exhilarating driving experience.”
After 8 years of construction, using only the finest materials from around the world, with a lot of style and taste, this wonderful $78 million dollar mansion is pure heaven on Earth. Adding more glitter to the pedigree, there is also a huge infinity-edge pool, shaped like a cross. The Bradbury Estate provides complete royal pleasures of life.
The estate boasts of the perhaps the best canyon, city skyline and oceanic views, and features 7 bedrooms and 10 baths. It is made of French Limestone exteriors and flooring, and contains 40 ft. Vaulted ceilings, 6 large fireplaces, domes with hand painted frescoes and Venetian plaster masterpieces throughout.
Spread into several activity areas, the Main House include a large 3D Theater, 2,000-bottle Wine Cellar, an Oak Paneled elevator, a poker room which includes a bar, and built-in humidor. There are also 2 Master Suites, a 2 story Library, Chef’s Kitchen with pizza oven and 10-car garage. The Italian marble fireplace in the mansion is worth $1 million.
The bar and the elevator has been galvanized with rare wooden varieties like walnut, cherry and oak, with veneered finishing. One of the most fascinating things about this extraordinary estate is definitely the Olympic sized infinity swimming pool. It is adjacent the 5,716 sq ft pool house which also has a pool table room, apart from a gymnasium, and a temperature controlled pond, which has 2-story tall waterfall. The pool house has a massage room with shower and 15-person Jacuzzi in the open. The main seating room opens up to the pool deck and features a large wood-burning fireplace and unique hand painted Italian Renaissance inspired Venetian plaster dome above.
Adorned with perennials that bloom at various times in the year, the 1,000,000-gallon capacity pond is stocked with rainbow trout and mallard ducks ( the only one of it’s kind in California), and drop into the beautiful cliff stone surrounding the entire pond.
The Excalibur Quatuor looks absolutely amazing but it also sounds brilliant because the unique sound emitted is the result of four separate balances each oscillating at 28,800vph, all of which are set at a 45-degree incline. The ticking of a classic watch is now replaced by the gentler sound of truly high precision. Designed by lead Roger Dubuis movement designer Gregory Bruttin, the caliber RD101 movement in the Quatuor is unlike most things you’ve seen before. Calibre RD101 focuses on efficient power flow. There are total of five differentials, three on the gear train, one influencing the winding mechanism, and another on the power reserve display.
As the watch constantly changes position with the motion of the wrist, the precision of a movement is affected by the gravity of the Earth. The sprung balances work in pairs to compensate immediately for the rate variations caused by the changes in position. Wonderful decoration by hand of all the 590 components of the calibre RD101 is a real piece of art. 2,400 hours of work have been invested to bring this watch to life.
As you probably already know that the Excalibur Quatuor is available in two versions, in pink gold and silicon. But now there is a third model in DLC-treated titanium. Its 48 mm case remains light thanks to the use of titanium, and it also exudes an elegance enhanced by the charcoal grey inner bezel ring, circular satin-finish outer bezel ring, Roger Dubuis and Poinçon de Genève inscriptions, along with the rhodium power-reserve indicator and black appliques. Made in a limited edition of 188 pieces, this stunning new model launched specially for Watches & Wonders could be yours for €575,000.
The iconic Ferrari 250 GTO was put up for sale in Germany priced at $64 million, and is alleged to be one of only 39 Ferrari 250 GTOs that left the Ferrari factory. If it’s true and the seller gets his asking price the 250 GTO Ferrari could become the world’s most expensive car! It’ll for sure attract the attention of the world’s best collectors.
Last October, a vintage 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO was sold for a record US $52 million to a private buyer. The Ferrari 250 GTO was produced from 1962 to 1964. The car was designed to race with a 3.0 L V12 engine and 300 HP which was perfect for the time it was introduced.
The car sports the familiar combination of red body paint and blue interior. The first 250 GTOs began to sell for over $1 million in 1986 and since then it has grown in value by almost 50 times! Ferrari built only 39 250 GTOs (33 of the “normal” cars, three with the four-litre 330 engine sometimes called the “330 GTO” – recognizable by the large hump on the bonnet – and three “Type 64″ cars, with revised bodywork).
Giotto Bizzarrini designed the car to win World Championships. The sale of the car does include a 19 percent VAT, which would net the government approximately $10 million dollars in taxes. The 250 GTO was one of the last front-engined cars to remain competitive at the top level of sports car racing. Before the advent of vintage racing the 250 GTO, like other racing cars of the period, passed into obsolescence. Some were used in regional races, while others were used as road cars.
The 250 GTO is model that most completely embodies the characteristics of the brand, and that is why it became the most valuable Ferrari
The newest ship in Royal Caribbean Oasis class, Allure of the Seas, offers unforgettable experience and definitely is something you have never seen before. It is the world’s largest cruise ship ever constructed, owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. In case that you haven’t heard yet about it, in summer 2015, Allure of the Seas will sail European waters, departing round trip from Barcelona and Civitavecchia near Rome.
The outstanding Allure of the Seas spans 16 decks, encompasses 220 000 gross registered tons, carries 5400 guests at double occupancy, and features 2700 staterooms. Like its sister Oasis of the Seas, Allure includes a novel neighborhood concept, which divides the ship into seven distinct spaces that range from the foliage-filled Central Park to the Boardwalk, with its handmade wooden carousel. The ship also features a theatre with 1380 seats, an ice skating rink which offers professionally produced ice shows, 25 dining options including the first Starbucks coffee shop at sea, a boulevard that runs nearly the length of the ship, an outdoor park longer than a football pitch complete with over 12000 live plants and trees, a pool and sports deck feturing a zip line, nine-hole minigolf course, jazz clubs, comedy clubs, and many, many more.
There are a lot of beautiful shows you can see such as „Chicago,“ the second Broadway production offered by Royal Caribbean and new to the outdoor Aqua Theater is „Ocean Aria“, a show about an ancient race of sea people. Allure introduced Rita’s Cantina, Mexi-Cali beach bar with menu options like taco salad, chile rellenos, shrimp ceviche tostadas and much more. Absolutely incredible beach bar!
The first Guess boutique at sea, which sells the company’s designer handbags, luxury watches, shoes, jewellery and sunglasses is also available on the Allure. The ship celebrates youthful exuberance in the form of surf simulators, rock-climbing walls and some of the best children’s facilities at sea. As you can see, there are a lot of things you can try and in which you can enjoy while you spending your time on this gorgeous ship.
Allure of the Seas has more than 20 cabin categories, including cruising’s only „inward-facing“ balconies, show-stopping rooms that feature mammoth wraparound balconies overlooking the ship’s outdoor amphitheater, accommodations with a view of the sky and either Central Park’s greenery or the Boardwalk’s machinery, two-story Loft Suites and Aqua Theater Suites.
On July 7 Royal Caribbean International launched an innovative and first-of-its-kind approach to viewing cruise ships. Royal Caribbean is using Google Maps Business View to advertise the Allure of the Seas. Thanks to that, costumers will have an interactive experience allowing for a free exploration of this ship.
One of London’s most recognisable buildings, the Gherkin skyscraper, has been put up for sale with a price tag of about £650 million.
The 40-storey skyscraper, officially called 30 St Mary Axe, was designed by Lord Foster of the Foster and Partners architectural firm, and opened in the City of London in 2004. The landmark office building is expected to attract interest from around the world.
The Gherkin was bought from Swiss Re in 2006 for £600 million by London based investment bank Evans Randall and German real estate group IVG Immobilien. Administrators Deloitte have appointed estate agents Savills and deloitte Real estate to sell the building.
The 180-meter (590-foot) tower is recognised as one of the more distinctive skyscrapers in the financial district of London. The Foster and Partners firm has worked on such renowned buildings as the renovated Reichstag in Berlin, London City Hall, and Wembley Stadium. The Gherkin is covered uniformly around the outside with glass panels and is rounded off at the corners. Open shafts were built in between each floor that act as ventilation for the building and they require no energy for use. These open shafts allow available sunlight to penetrate deep into the building to cut down on light cost. It houses about 20 firms, including reinsurer Swiss Re, Standard Life and the City studios for Sky News.
“This is a prestigious appointment on what is a globally recognised landmark building, which sits in the heart of London’s business core. The Central London commercial property market has benefited from improving market conditions over the course of the last few years,” said Stephen Down, head of central London investment at Savills
ICON Aircraft unveiled the first production A5 amphibious light sport aircraft at EAA AirVenture on July 27, an aircraft the company refers to as Engineering Serial Number 1 (ESN-1). It took the company five months to build and it did its maiden flight in Tehachapi, California, and two more will be built.
“This is one of the most significant milestones to date for ICON. It represents the culmination of years of research, design, engineering, and manufacturing dedication by an outstanding team,” said ICON Aircraft Founder and CEO Kirk Hawkins. “The A5 is no longer a prototype or concept aircraft; it’s a sophisticated, production-ready, consumer-focused aircraft. The entire ICON team is pouring its heart and soul into bringing the A5 to our customers, and it shows in the truly exceptional execution of the product. I couldn’t be prouder.”
It weighs only 1510 lb (686.4 kg) thanks to its carbon composite waterproof hull and the lightweight 100 bhp Rotax 912 iS gasoline engine. The two-seater production model can reach a top speed of 105 kts (120 mph / 194 km/h) and have a range of 300 nautical miles (345 mile/555 km).
The wings can be folded, it can be fitted with an optional retracting landing gear and a huge parachute for increased safety. This the first A5 built from the production design, with production tooling, and using production methods and components.
ICON said they will start deliver the first units to clients in May 2015 for an estimated price of $189,000, planning to build 500 of them per year. Hawkins predicted it would take at least three years to deliver the 1,000 airplanes for which they already have orders. Production will occur at the company’s new facility in Vacaville, California
Designed by Daniel Simon, new lightweight C-01 superbike is the result of a collaboration between motorsport veterans under the leadership of Kodewa, lead by Dr Colin kolles.
Concept designer, author, and producer, with professional roots as a senior designer at Bugatti and Volkswagen, Daniel Simon, has done an amazing job again. He is best known for the ‘Lightcycle’ in the 2010 Disney motion picture ‘Tron: Legacy’ and the ‘Bubbleship’ used by Tom Cruise in the Universal sci-fi hit ‘Oblivion’. I can freely say that this is one of the most beautiful motorcycle nowadays.
The original idea to create the C-01 came from Kodewa’s Dr Colin Kolles. He said: “We set out to create a bike that isn’t just great to ride but also represents a piece of art in motion. Over the years I have seen my fair share of style over substance, what this bike brings to the market is a unique combination of both: state of the art technology with a truly jaw-dropping aesthetic.” The bike’s geometry and construction is the work of Holzer, a company that has had a hand in designing several Moto One and Moto Two world championship motorcycles.
The limited edition (100 only) 180 kg Lotus C-01 is powered by a 200 hp, 75 degree v-twin Rotax motor similar to that used in the KTM RC8R superbike. The world’s first motorcycle to bear the legendary Lotus marque is now road registered and ready for action.
This stunning piece of art was inspired by the legendary Lotus 49 Formula One car of the late 1960s. “Conventional bike design avoid most styling trouble with very modular thinking, meaning each part like a gas tank, seat, tail, and fairing have their own lives, even if they come together in great harmony,“ said Simon.
Like the i3 its carbon body sits on top of an aluminium power pod. The i8′s bodywork is crafted from carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic which is underpinned by an aluminium subframe with plastic body panels that are reinforced with carbon-fibre. Inside, the i8 there is more future-tech 8.8-inch display screen for reporting road and engine speed, as well as battery and fuel levels. Standard features include leather upholstery, full LED headlights, professional navigation system, cruise control, front and rear park distance control and head-up display.
Front seat passengers are cocooned in luxury with a tasteful combination of leather and the driving position is low, as is the car’s centre of gravity which benefits its handling. There are two diminutive rear seats, with a pocket-sized boot these seats are better put to use as additional luggage space.
A lot of divine palaces around the world leaves us speechless because of their outstanding beauty. Mandalay House at Airlie Beach is for sure one of these. The beachfront home with its own helipad, private marina, pool overlooking the ocean, skateboard park and a hinterland hideaway with an 18-hole golf course in the back yard is waiting for its new owner.
This is a properties with spectacular turquoise Coral Sea waters on one side and untouched national park on the other. It’s a dream home on the beautiful Whitsunday Coast, located at the heart of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, in Queensland, Australia.
The house boasts a total of 2,649 sq meters, and it features 6 spacious king size bedrooms with marble ensuites, 9 bathrooms including ensuites, palatial master bedroom, formal dining and lounge rooms. Mandalay House adorns ocean front pavilion with dining for 14, marble bar, wood-fired pizza oven, and large wood panelled office with separate secretarial space.
For a price tag of $25 million you will get a 4,200 square metre block of land with a 2,649 square metre residence. A classic Mediterranean architecture really impresses with every detail. The house was built with a lot of style and it is very unique at the market. Private heli-pad is just 10 minutes from Hamilton Island Jet airport, while the all-weather rock wall marina has 24 meter berth, 2 jet ski docks and boat shed.
The most extravagant of the Costa fleet, the new Costa Diadema, will sail on its maiden voyage in November 2014 from Venice to Savona. Costa Cruises has invested approximately US$745 million in what will be the largest cruise ship flying an Italian flag. Built by Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard in Venice, the Costa Diadema is also known as Costa Tiara. It’s the tenth ship to be delivered by Fincanieri to Costa Cruises.
Costa Diadema will be capable of accommodating 4,947 passengers and 1,253 crew members. It is 306m long and 37.2m wide and it features 1,854 cabins. The most impressive attraction of the vessel will be the Samsara spa covering an area of about 7,800m². The interior of the ship is designed by Architect Joseph Farcus. It will carry some 7,874 works of art, including original art, reproductions and silk-screen prints by 41 artists (38 of them Italian).
“The whole project of the ship is based on ‘pure design’ aimed to affect the emotions of every guest. The design philosophy is sophisticated and contemporary. We have been trying to create special designs, which affect the emotions of the guests indicating to them they are sailing in a very special environment created for their leisure and delivering them to the real destination, their dreams,” said Fracus.
Costa Diadema will include 15 bars, three swimming pools (one of them with a retractable roof), a multisports pitch, eight hot tubs, an outdoor jogging track, library, baby pool, restaurants with excellent food and many more. The ship will be equipped with six Wärtsilä 12V46 main engines with an output of 75,600kW and it will set sail for a series of Mediterranean cruises immediately after its inauguration.
Yet another extraordinary resort will be built in Dubai. The Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved the construction of a new resort by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. Royal Atlantis resort will cost $1.5 billion and it will be located at the Palm Jumeirah next to the Atlantis resort.
Royal Atlantis will include 800 rooms, suites, 250 luxury hotel apartments, private gardens and infinity pools. The resort will rise to 46 stories on the waterfront and it will also house recreational, entertainment and services facilities. The modernist design of glass and stacked blocks will definitely dominate the Palm skyline. “This next phase of Atlantis, including the luxury residences of The Royal Atlantis, will continue to drive the growth of Dubai forward,” said Al Shaibani. “This investment reaffirms ICD’s commitment to support the long-term growth of our domestic hospitality market, a key pillar and growth sector for the Dubai economy.”
The 800 rooms will offer guests spectacular views of the ocean and the Palm Jumeirah island. Luxury rooms and suites will be built under the supervision of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, while the interiors will be taken car of by MGA Design.
Until they build this magnificent resort you can visit the Atlantis, Dubai hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah. It is themed on the myth of Atlantis and it also includes distinct Arabian elements. This is a very famous hotel in Dubai and one of the most popular among tourist.
The private island of Tetiaroa is opening a high-end luxury resort called ‘The Brando’. This atoll served as a summer residence for the former chiefs and kings of Tahiti. The Pacific Beachcomber Group has been developing the Brando Resort, in line with the actor’s vision, which aims to be the most luxurious eco-friendly resort on the planet.
Just 30 miles north of Tahiti, the Brando luxury eco-hotel has 35 villas located along the coast of Motu Onetahi (each with extensive views, private beach area and plunge pool), Varua day spa, eco-research station, staff village and private runway. The 2.5-mile-long island is only accessible by private plane. If you want to come there you will have to take a 20-minute flight from Papeete’s Faa’a International Airport. The flight is operated by the island’s exclusive private airline, Air Tetiaroa.
“There is nothing like The Brando in the world, and we look forward to sharing this paradise with our guests and making their stays with us truly memorable and life-enriching,” said the resort’s general manager Silvio Bion.
The island boasts white-sand beaches, swaying coconut palms, exotic birds, and abundant marine life. The resort also offers two gourmet restaurants, two hotel bars, a luxurious overwater spa, an organic fruit orchard, vegetable garden, and an environmental research station.
The actor, who lived on the island for several years, said: ”My mind is always soothed when I imagine myself sitting on my South Sea island at night. If I have my way, Tetiaroa will remain forever a place that reminds Tahitians of who they are and what they were centuries ago.” It was all part of Brando’s vision to transform Tetiaroa into a sustainable resort.
The 206.69ft/63 motor yacht was built in 2005 and last refitted in 2011. Polar Star features naval architecture by Lurssen Yachts, exterior design by Espen Oeino, the interior work of Pauline Nunns and it’s built to the highest technical standards. Six stunning levels provide unparalleled interior and exterior deck space.
The yacht is a perfect combination of outstanding ocean-going qualities and ice capabilities with the interior volume and amenities of a luxury superyacht. Its interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and convertible cabin. Polar Star has a cruising speed of 12 knots, a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 6000nm from her 215000litre fuel tanks. It’s powered by two Caterpillar 3512B engines.
The luxury Polar Star is equipped with a water toys such as Jet Skis, Waverunners, kayaks, a custom-built dive compressor and fishing equipment; all of which is stored in the stern garage. Polar Star completed an extensive refit in 2011 with upgraded AV and IT system, outdoor cinema on the sundeck and new upholstered furniture. There is also a large impressive Jacuzzi.
Polar Star cruises the Mediterranean during the summer charter season and the Caribbean in winter.
Mercedes-Benz has revealed the new 2016 AMG GT, the second sports car developed entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG. The combination of unique design and fantastic performances that adorn this car will surely impress many people. The new two-seater becomes the first Mercedes-AMG model which use a new developed V8 direct injection petrol engine.
“With the new Mercedes-AMG GT, we are venturing out into a challenging sports car segment with its top-class competitive field. This is an incentive and motivation for us at the same time to prove to sports car enthusiasts around the world the kind of performance that AMG is capable of,” said Prof Dr Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
Buyers will be able to choose between a standard GT and more powerful GT S. Both are powered by an all-new 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V-8 that makes 456 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque in the base GT and 503 hp and 479 lb-ft in the GT S. Top speed for the GT S is electronically limited to 193 mph. Depending on the model, there are up to five different driving modes: controlled efficiency, sport, sport plus, individual and race – the latter available exclusively on the GT S.
The car has a long hood and wide rear end and it will be largely made of aluminum. The interior of the car is spotless and it features wide dash, four throw-back air vents and an instrument cluster made up of analog gauges. The center console’s design and materials make the driver feel like a racing driver.
“Breathtaking proportions, powerfully sculpted surfaces and flowing lines turn the new AMG into a contemporary sports car which embodies the spirit of the glorious Mercedes sports cars. The GT is a consummate combination of beauty and intelligence,” said Gorden Wagener, Vice President Design Daimler AG.
Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon holds a special place in the IWC Ingenieur family. The watch features a patented constant-force mechanism integrated in a tourbillon. The double moon phases for the northern and southern hemispheres display depicts the surface of the earth’s natural satellite so realistically that even tiny craters can be recognized.
The 94800-calibre basic movement features two barrels. It provides the energy for the higher torque required to drive the constant-force tourbillon and also provides the moon phase module with the necessary power. The double barrel movement has 96 hour power reserve when fully wound. The moon phase module shows the number of days until the next full moon.
The inspiration for the design on the movement side came from a sports car’s engine block. Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon adorns platinum and ceramic case with a black alligator leather strap. The watch has water resistant to 12 bar. The price of this beautiful watch is $290,000.
Since 1868, the IWC has been creating unique high quality watches that are different from others in many ways. Each product family represents a different theme. First watch for the Ingenieur family was launched in 1976. It was legendary Ingenieur SL, Reference 1832, designed by Gérald Genta. In the early 1970s, a diver’s helmet was the main inspiration for this remarkable designer.
When we talk about powerful unique motorcycles then the Confederate Motorcycles come as one of the best manufacturers. Now here they are with a new model called the X132 Hellcat Speedster, designed by legendary motorcycle designer Pierre Terblanche.
The spectacular X132 Hellcat Speedster is a perfect fusion of power, strength and beauty. It’s a limited edition of only 65 pieces, each one with a base price of $65,000.
X132 Hellcat Speedster is propelled by a potent 2,163 cc, 56° fuel injected V-Twin engine with 4.4” Bore x 4.4” Stroke. The engine puts out a maximum power of 121 hp and 140 foot pounds of torque. The bike rides on a 18 inch, carbon fiber wheels which are wrapped in front Metzeler ME 880 Marathon 120/70 ZR18 and rear Metzeler Marathon 240/40 VR18 tires. This powerful motorcycle is hand built.
The motorcycle is built from the finest materials including carbon finer and billet aluminium. The three-gallon fuel tank which features a matte clearcoat over carbon fiber is a Confederate-designed piece. The 28-inch high tractor-style leather seat, swept-back handlebars and forward foot controls are designed to offer maximum comfort and safety.
„The X132 Hellcat architectural and engineering expression is contextual and strategic with our inspiration, purpose and culture. Twenty-one years in the making, it is the motorcycle we always wanted to make,“ said H.Matthew Chambers, Founder, Chairman, CEO, Confederate Motors, Inc.
A once-in-a-lifetime estate, has been nearly 100 years under the ownership of one family. Rancho San Carlos estate was designed by noted architect Reginald Johnson in 1931 with an approx. 29,483-sq.ft. exquisite main residence comprised of over 30 rooms. This unique property boasts a prestigious historical significance and exceptional architecture.
Rancho San Carlos, an approx. 237-acre estate property, has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and ocean. It features 11 homes on the property, a small office building, horse facilities, and about 100 acres of citrus and avocado orchards. The tower office is accessible only from the master suite by an exterior staircase.
The house has an English-style pub downstairs, accessed by a hidden door, and below the pub is an underground badminton court with an observation gallery. The equestrian facilities include two stables, a 10-stall round barn built in 1928, an 11-stall wood-and-stucco barn, and an 11,250-square-foot covered riding arena built in 1930. Inside the massive house are crystal chandeliers, hand-painted murals in the bedrooms and oak-paneled formal rooms.
The extensive property was built for a rancher and property investor named Charles H. Jackson Jr. and his wife Ann, who bought the estate together back in the ‘20s. One of the listing agents, Suzanne Perkins, confirms that this is the most expensive property ever in Montecito.