The Chiron & Centenario: Chasing Car Dreams

It’s been a crazy car week this week! We got up close and Personal with two of the most insane cars ever created, the Bugatti Chiron and the Lamborghini LP770-4 Centenario.

 

The Bugatti Chiron is replacing the record-breaking Veyron as a heavy weight contender for King of Hypercars. And judging by the stats it’s easy to see why: 1,500 Horsepower, a $3 million price tag and looks that are sleek, refined, aggressive, and pay homage to legendary Bugatti deigns of the past. Don’t take our word for it, take a look:

We are dying to see just how fast this manster is, but in the meantime we’ll take a trip over to Italy. The Lamborghini LP770-4 Centenario is outgoing CEO’s Stephan Winkelmann’s parting gift to the Italian brand he’s spent the last 11 years building into a serious company. The Centenario is named to celebrate the 100th birthday of Lamborghini himself, Ferruccio Lamborghini.

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While the stats for the Centenario include 770 Horsepower, 4 wheel steering, looks that out crazy all of their past insanity combined, and a limited run of only 20 coupes and 20 roadsters. Lamborghini has always been “those guys” aka that one friend that’s always doing something crazier than last time, and this car is no exception. We’d love to see one in action, though with only 40 in the world it might be easier to catch a leprechaun while riding a unicorn while blindfolded. For now, we’ll just enjoy these shots we took of this mythical beast.

Cheers,

-JB

LA Fashion Week Spring 2016

What a week it’s been! LA hosted it’s annual spring Fashion Week event at the Columbia Center in Hollywood. It was a week filled with bold design and inspired creativity.

 

We where able to catch Mr. Tim O’Gara, the man behind O’Gara Coach company and one of the principal sponsors of LA Fashion week. As fellow car lovers with an eye for fashion, we asked him what his thoughts where on the connection between fashion and cars.

“They are an expression of creativity and a reflection of lifestyle…They are a celebration of personal accomplishment and passion.”

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We certainly agree that there’s a wealth of passion and personal expression in both. Speaking of personal expression, there was a plethora of designers showcasing their talent this year, with collections by George Styler, Dena Burton and Sav Noir. Below is a sampling of pictures from various collections:

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We look forward to seeing what creativity and inspiration comes to LA Fashion Week in the Fall!

Cheers,

-JB

Monterey Car Week Prep

Monterey Car Week 2015 approaches! In preparation, we got to hang with Mr. Horacio Pagani at a Huayra rally. This rally featured 11 Huayras from across the country in one location as they met in Beverly Hills and prepared to make a multi day rally up to Monterey. We’re already excited to get this week kicked of, so enjoy some pictures to wet the appetite for Monterey Car Week 2015!

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Highlights included Mr Horacio Pagani, 11 Huayras, 2 Porsche 918 Spyders, A Koenigsegg Agera R, A Lexus LFA, 4 Lamborghini Aventadors, and a Ford GT.

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See you all in Monterey this weekend!

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-JB

Thermal Track Attack

After an awesome Lamborghini event on Friday, how did we top off our weekend? With a BMW M track day at Thermal Race Club on Sunday of course! New Century BMW was kind enough to sponsor a day of M Performance School driving and we were glad to get a chance to properly test out the newest BMW M models.

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The day started with some lead-follow track time, pushing the new F80 M3 to it’s limits. The next event, which was easily the most amount of childish fun we’ve had in a long time was the F82 M4 drag racing. Old friends became instant rivals as M4’s tore up the track to earn top bragging rights.

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For the third course, we were given some track time in the M235i, the X5M and the X6M. We had a blast getting familiar with the driving dynamics of each and were admittedly surprised by how capable the X series cars are. The fourth event of the day was a competitive autocross course in the F80 M3. There we no friends here, just lap times and more bragging rights.

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And finally for dessert, we got the privilege of hot-lapping the F80 M3 with our racing instructors. All we can say is that it was a true blast to have a professional show us just what the new M3 can do, from holding insane angles of drift to crazy speeds in the straights, it was an unforgettable experience. We want to thank New Century BMW for hosting a great event, our instructors from BMW M Performance School for improving our skills and showing us how it’s done, and our M Club LA members that came out had a blast!

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This summer is off to a fun start!

-JB