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Visiting Germany? Check Out Brabus’ New Flagship Showroom In Düsseldorf 27
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in brabus, Dealers, mercedes, Mercedes Videos, Reports, smart, tuning, video, Yacht on 12 27th, 2017


Automotive enthusiasts have lots to do and see in Germany: blast down the autobahn, muscle around the Nürburgring, tour the automakers’ factories and museums. Now we can add one more to the list: visit the new Brabus showroom.

In fact 10,000 people have already done just that – not in the past year, or even the past month, but in the past eleven days.

That’s how long it took to welcome the 10,000th visitor to KÖ90, the new flagship store opened jointly by Brabus and British yachtbuilder Sunseeker at Königsalle 90 in Düsseldorf, just 30 miles from Brabus headquarters in nearby Bottrop.

Spread over 4,300 square feet at the southern end of the city’s swankiest boulevard, KÖ90 showcases a array of Brabus-tuned contemporary Benzes and comprehensively restored classics – everything from a vintage SL to a new 650-horsepower S-Class convertible, from a customized Smart to a luxed-out Sprinter. There aren’t any yachts docked inside, but prospective customers can explore the range of possibilities with a sales consultant on site.

The 10,000th visitor, Cathrin Hennemann from the Lower Rhine region, was welcomed by Brabus CEO & founder Bodo Buschmann with a glass of champagne and a VIP tour. She visited on Saturday, December 23 – just 11 days after the location opened on December 12.

To put that number into perspective, consider that Ferrari welcomed a record 500,000 visitors between its two museums in Maranello and Modena this year – which works out to a little over 7,500 per day, per museum. And those are entire museums, run by one of the most recognized brands in the world, right in the heart of Supercar Valley. This is a dealership, run by a tuner, in Europe’s 39th (Germany’s 7th) biggest city.

It must be worth seeing in person then. But if you can’t make it to Düsseldorf, Brabus has similar locations in LA, Miami, London, Moscow, Dubai, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

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Peugeot Puts Its i-Cockpit In A Boat’s Helm Station Concept 4
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, PEUGEOT, Peugeot Concepts, Yacht on 12 4th, 2017


Peugeot makes cars, of course. But it also makes motor scooters, bicycles, even pepper grinders. But boats? Well no, it doesn’t make boats. But Beneteau does, and the two have teamed up to design this conceptual pilothouse.

Called the Sea Drive concept, the design takes the i-Cockpit format, which Peugeot has implemented on models like the 208 and 308 hatchbacks (and 2008, 3008, and 5008 crossovers), and applies it to a boat’s helm station.

That means a compact steering wheel for easy maneuverability, a large 17-inch touchscreen Ship Control interface, a head-up display, and a minimal array of toggle switches for vital functions. It’s all done up in Nappa leather, copper topstitching, and satin chrome trim to give it a premium look and feel.

That Ship Control system controls and displays a wide variety of onboard functions: lighting, air conditioning, navigation, electrical, audio system, engine, battery and fuel levels, bilge pump… just about everything but the rudder. It also allows for multiple tablets to be deployed around the vessel to control all functions centrally.

We wouldn’t expect Peugeot to start producing boats now, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see a new line of Beneteau yachts put to sea with the innovations ascribed by the Peugeot Design Lab.

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Infiniti Designer Goes Moonlighting, Creates The Motali Luxury Yacht 4
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Infiniti, nissan, Yacht on 10 4th, 2017


Automakers such as Aston Martin and Porsche have ventured into to yacht design and they're being joined by Alfonso Albaisa who is senior vice president of global design for Nissan.
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Infiniti Designer Goes Moonlighting, Creates The Motali Luxury Yacht 4
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Infiniti, nissan, Yacht on 10 4th, 2017


Automakers such as Aston Martin and Porsche have ventured into to yacht design and they're being joined by Alfonso Albaisa who is senior vice president of global design for Nissan.
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Aston Martin Quintessence AM37S Hits Monaco With 1040 HP 28
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Yacht on 09 28th, 2017


You might expect to see an Aston Martin or two parked at an event like the Monaco Yacht Show. But in the water? Yes, in the water, too.
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The Largest Hybrid Porsche Has Ever Designed Launches In Monaco 26
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in porsche, Porsche Design, Porsche Videos, video, Yacht on 09 26th, 2017


Look at a Cayenne next to an original 911 and it should be immediately clear that Porsche is designing larger vehicles these days than it did in the past. Hybrids, too. But this… this is something else.
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BMW Individual Builds Yacht-Inspired M760Li For Its 25th Anniversary 8
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Individual, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, new cars, tuning, Yacht on 09 8th, 2017


In order to celebrate 25 years of BMW Individual products, the German automaker teamed up with Finnish shipyard Nautor's Swan to build this custom M760Li xDrive V12 Excellence.
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Buy This Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster, Get A Matching Speedboat [w/Videos] 25
Jun
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Videos, used cars, video, Yacht on 06 25th, 2017


With a 0-60 time quoted at 2.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 217 miles per hour, the Lamborghini Aventador SV will cover ground faster than most anything else on the road. But with over 70 percent of the world's surface covered in water, what's a well-endowed speed demon to do when he (or she) runs out of road?
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Porsche-Designed Superyacht Will Set You Back At least $13.2 Million 18
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in porsche, Reports, Yacht on 05 18th, 2017


A couple of months ago, a yacht inspired by the Bugatti Chiron was unveiled. Unfortunately for many of the uber-rich, it’s quite small, especially if you were to plan bringing friends and family onto the vessel.
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