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 |  Feb 26 2013, 4:40 PM

McLaren P1


Few car companies are committed to all-out performance quite like McLaren. The boutique British brand is probably best known for its outrageous F1 supercar that set speed records in the 1990s. But the company is far from a one-hit wonder. Over the last decade and a half they’ve been active in racing, worked with other automakers like Mercedes-Benz to deliver some awe-inspiring vehicles and have even developed a successor to the F1 – the elegant looking but awkwardly named MP4-12C.

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Pushing into the future, McLaren is set to reveal a new supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in just a few days, and believe it or not the P1 as it’s known is actually a hybrid. But don’t worry; it’ll still deliver absolutely crushing performance. Here are the Top 10 things you must know about this exciting new McLaren before it takes the stage next week.

 |  Aug 17 2010, 4:54 PM


A world-class luxury car deserves its own world-class luxury luggage. That’s why Lexus and Tumi joined forces to create premiere custom luggage for 2012 LFA supercar.

The Lexus LFA premium line of travel cases was customized to complement the look and feel of the 2012 LFA supercar. It’s so select that the vehicle identification number (VIN) that corresponds with the owner’s LFA will also be inscribed on each bag – how’s that for exclusive?

Custom fitted to the LFA’s trunk, this set of hard-shell suitcases is made of aluminum and carbon fiber. Styled using components that are directly related to the appearance of the car, the pieces to be easily packed and lifted from the cargo area. Each one has been designed with a distinct purpose. The smaller “concourse” case is made to fit the essentials for track racing, including gloves and shoes, or items for a quick getaway. The larger “coastal” case is for longer trips when a change of clothes is needed. Each suitcase has an asymmetrical retractable handle and shoulder strap as well as non-skid feet, which hold the luggage in place while the car is in motion.

“The LFA’s unparalleled, hand-built quality dovetails with Tumi’s dedication to creating excellence,” said Dave Nordstrom, Lexus vice president of marketing. “The custom luggage enhances the LFA experience and demonstrates Lexus’ dedication to making each encounter with the brand memorable.”