Cars

Motors

The secret to selling cars to millionaires

David Morley Wealthy Middle Eastern buyers of luxury cars demand to be treated like kings.

Motors

Maserati prepares model avalanche

 

Steve Colquhoun The past is in the past as the 100-year-old Italian prepares an unprecedented model onslaught.

Motors

The ultimate Ferrari fan adventure

Ferrari trip through Europe involving Australian Ferrari owners and organised by Tony Demarco. Picture: Patricia Demarco

Every two years a group of Australians ships their own Ferrari supercars to Europe for a no-holds-barred, uber-luxury three-week driving holiday unlike any other.

Motors

Is this the best road trip ever?

Steve Colquhoun Tackling Europe's best roads, hotels and restaurants in your own Ferrari - does it get any better?

Luxury

'The looks you get are absolutely crazy'

Van Dutch 55.

Steve Colquhoun The $1.6 million luxury cruiser for those who want to stand out from the marina crowd.

Luxury auto

The $700,000 chrome car

$700,000 car covered in chrome

Super car An owner of one of just 10 Lexus supercars coming to Australia – and only 500 in the world – has had his $700,000 car covered in chrome.

New horizons

Lure of luxury keeps show afloat

boat show

In place of the absent superyachts are luxury cars, watches, a contemporary fine art gallery, jewelry and a home cinema.

Super yacht

Helipad, pool and six decks of luxury: step aboard the new superyacht of Britain's richest woman

Superyacht

He's a billionaire businessman, she's a rich former beauty queen and they've just built a $150 million superyacht complete with a helicopter landing pad and a pool.

Vintage wheels

A rare Roadster with a hefty price tag

Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster.

Sarah McInerney It is billed as a rare, high performance collectors' car. Now a 1957 Mercedes Roadster is up for auction in Australia with a start price of $775,000.

Risky icon

Bentley recall over ornament injury risk

Bentley hood ornament.

Luxury carmaker Bentley says it's recalling 820 cars worldwide over fears that its famous "Winged B" hood ornament could injure people.

Head turner

Diary of a drive with 'the ultimate object of desire'

George

Georgina Robinson It is billed as the automotive equivalent of Sophia Loren: "sexy, glamorous and the ultimate object of desire".

Uber-rich

Deep pockets, deeper ambitions

The submarine

Sylvia Pennington The submarine has become the boy-toy of choice for a swag of adventure-seeking Forbes rich-listers.

Boat show

Thrills at Sanctuary Cove

The Seabreacher X

Sylvia Pennington For once the super-sized boats were not the headline act at the annual Sanctuary Cove boat show.