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 |  Apr 05 2011, 9:37 PM


Platinum Motorsports is known for bold luxury and exotic builds, and to really put the spotlight on what they’ve done over the recent years, they’ve put together a video of epic proportions. Taking some of their finest projects and hitting several Los Angeles landmarks while armed with a video camera, Platinum Motorsports has released this video that will make any luxury and exotic lover drool.

The video mainly highlights a Lamborghini LP640 with a matte Reventon Grey paint job, along with a Mercedes-Benz SL550 with a Black Series widebody treatment sporting the same shade. In addition, their Premier 4509 widebody Bentley GT Mulliner also steals the spotlight in matte white and we see glimpses of several Range Rovers.

Obviously the point of the video is to spotlight what Platinum Motorsports specializes in, but we can’t help but wonder how awesome Transformers would be if they had these cars in the movie; or what would happen if Fast and the Furious met Gone in 60 Seconds and had a bastard child.

Check out the video after the jump:

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 |  Nov 04 2010, 8:24 PM


No doubt belonging to one of their celebrity clients, the team at Platinum Motorsport built a very special Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series, displaying it at the Continental Tires booth at SEMA. Continental would like you to know that it’s wearing their new ExtremeContact DW and ExtremeContact DWS tires – which come wrapped around some very large and very concave Agetro wheels.

Closer inspection reveals that it’s not actually a Black Series at all (because those are fixed-roof models), while the Platinum team has further enhanced the Merc’s already aggressive body with more angular front and rear bumpers, some massive hood vents and plenty of carbon fiber detail work. And let’s not forget the very dark (but not quite black) matte-grey paint scheme that just gives the whole package a seriously sinister look.

GALLERY: Platinum Motorsport SL65 AMG Black Series


 |  Oct 19 2010, 9:34 AM


While his wife may be out promoting Land Rover, David Beckham is doing a little unsolicited promotion for Chevrolet, thanks to his recently completed custom Camaro. While we can’t unequivocally confirm that this Camaro belongs to the soccer star, allow us to put two and two together, matching two threads from Camaro5 and Luxury4Play.

The latter documents the build of the sinister muscle car with matte-gray paint, H&R Springs, Corsa exhaust, some huge Agetro wheels, a wild aero kit and a very long list of detail work.

As we’re sure Beckham has a long list of other rides to cruise around in, we wonder if the folks at Platinum will be showing off this creation at the upcoming SEMA Show.

GALLERY: David Beckham’s Camaro SS-R


[Source: Camaro5 and Luxury4Play]

 |  Jul 14 2010, 10:23 PM

Woah, hold that matte black wrap and throw away those buckets of matte white paint. Platinum Motorsport has just revealed its latest project car, a Porsche Panamera sporting matte blue paint. Platinum took Porsche’s luxury sedan and made it sportier, more exotic and unique than any of us could have envisioned when the car first hit the market.

Like many of their high profile builds, Platinum Motorsport carefully stripped the Panamera to its bare bones chassis, including all the glass, before applying layers of matte blue paint. And once that was done, they didn’t stop there. While much of the interior was reupholstered, of particular note is the blue Alcantara headliner.

With subtle accents, a nice set of wheels and proper lowering job, Platinum Motorsport took this Panamera Turbo to all new heights. There isn’t even a reason to drop a Smurf-related joke. This is just in a league of its own.

[Source: Luxury4Play]

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 |  Jun 17 2010, 10:21 PM

Well this vehicle certainly puts a whole new meaning to the term ‘baller’. Chad OchoCinco has become more of a celebrity than a potent wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals the past couple of years, and now it’s really showing with this beautiful Rolls-Royce Phantom built in collaboration with Platinum Motorsport. Sure his fame started with changing his last name to a Spanish-rendition of the number he wears, and recently good ‘ol Carson Palmer is complaining that OchoCinco is spending more time doing television shows than working out with the team. But hey, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.

So instead of ranting more about OchoCinco’s antics and how he clearly dislikes leaving his shirt on during Dancing with the Stars, we’ll spend some time focusing on what’s been done to this luxurious automobile. We all know Rolls-Royce’s Phantom is perhaps the pinnacle of luxury cars; the luxury car on which all others are measured against.

Clearly the goal of this build was to have a presence. A menacing, statement-making presence. Platinum Motorsport refinished the entire exterior of the mini-limo in a matte gray finish full of shiny black accents rather than the traditional chrome. A fantastic touch we’re really digging is the refinish on the Spirit of Ecstasy, Rolls-Royce’s famed moniker on the hood. Massive 26-inch wheels is exactly what the Phantom demands.

It’s fitting that OchoCinco would pick a Rolls-Royce Phantom as his signature ride and this custom build truly reflects his bold and charming personality. There’s no other way to put it than to simply say, this car means business.

[Source: Luxury4Play]

See the documented build process and more pics of the finished vehicle after the jump:

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