Every year, the duPont REGISTRY puts out the Gentlemen’s Best, a collection of items that create a distinctive luxury lifestyle guide. Found in the pages of this guide are items such as the supercars you dream about, some of the world’s finest watches and even some luxury accessories that are perfect for the gentleman’s lifestyle. Check out the selections below to taste just a sample of what this year’s Gentlemen’s Best has to offer.
Dream MachinesWe all aim to own the car of our dreams. For every, the taste of car differentiates resulting in an automotive market that’s filled with different flavors of cars. For this section, we’ve decided to indulge in the finest automobiles, ones that you’d expect to see as a poster on a wall.
Working with Red Bull Advanced Technologies and AF Racing, the supercar has some amazing features. The front wheels and suspension are housed in pods that are almost disconnected from the bodywork. Providing power to those wheels is a 6.5-liter V12 engine that was developed with Cosworth. Aston Martin notes that this V12 engine will be unlike the hybrid systems we’re used to, so the car will definitely be a surprise once it starts getting delivered to customers.
Price: $3 million
Bentley Motors has pulled back the sheets on the third generation of their famed Continental GT model. Its engine, exterior, and interior have all been revised, making the car an all-new model. For power, the new Continental GT relies on an enhanced version of Bentley’s twin-turbo W12 engine. This engine is paired with a dual-clutch-speed transmission, which handles the power rated at 626 bhp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Bentley states the new model will run 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds and hit a top speed of 207 mph.
Bugatti has taken the Chiron, tweaked it and made it more capable on the track. While the power has remained at around 1,479 horsepower, it’s the new mechanical aspects that make it hold more presence than before. To aid in its newfound agility is a stiffer suspension setup, as well as a new Dynamic Torque Vectoring System. Bugatti notes that the Chiron Sport will route the Nardo handling circuit five seconds faster than the base Chiron. It also helps that the weight was dropped on the car, albeit just around 39 pounds.
At the heart of the Regera is a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine connected to three electric motors. Combine their power output and the Regera pumps out 1,500+ hp and 1,475+ lb-ft of torque. The Regera will be, according to Koenigsegg, “the king of the road, as the fastest accelerating, most powerful production car ever.”
Compared to the normal Huracan Spyder, the Performante is lighter by 77 lbs. This was done with the more extensive use of forged composites intreated within the aluminum body. The shining star of the Performante coupe is the patented ALA system. It channels air through a hollow-core rear spoiler to decrease turbulence and increase ground forces. It is able to make adjustments to the slipstream in 0.5 seconds to keep the car glued to the track.
If you thought hybrid-powered hypercars were just a fad, get ready to be amazed. A 1.6-liter V6 is coupled to four electric motors and the latest in battery technology. It spins to 11,000 rpm to make around 700 horsepower. Two motors up front power each wheel independently, and a the main motor/generator is attached to the engine. The fourth motor sits between the turbine and compressor of the turbocharger. It uses battery or regenerated power to provide boost in any situation.
Price: $2.7 million
The Zonda HP Barchetta takes the form of a speedster-type car, with a short windshield and no signs of a roof. This unique car was created by Horacio Pagani and team to celebrate the founder’s 60th birthday. Blue and black naked carbon fiber make up the car’s body panels, while the wheels are another story entirely. On the left side are of a silver finish, while the right side has blue wheels.
ElectricAs technology progresses, so does the automobile. While the electric automobile has been around since the early 1900’s, they had just recently started to become a focal point in the industry. But, we aren’t looking at your average electric car. No, we want the fastest and most elegant, and that’s what this category is all about.
Powered by fuel, electricity, and light. A solar roof that will power the car. A battery that lets you drive for 50 miles, switching to an engine that will power the battery for another 250 miles. Designed, engineered, and manufactured in California. Influenced by the ocean, the mountains, the desert, the light. Karma Automotive. Made for those rare individuals who gravitate to the path less chosen.
Porsche has announced their plans to produce the Mission, the company’s first 100% electric Porsche. In order to make this happen, Porsche will be investing 700 million euros in their main site at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Additionally, they will be created more than 1,000 new jobs. The car comes with a power output of over 600 hp and can achieve a 0-62 mph run in under 3.5 seconds.
With two electric motors up front and one in the rear, the Roadster comes with all-wheel drive. The amount of power being provided to all four wheels is where this car becomes absurd: 7,375.6 lb-ft of torque. No, that’s not a typo. Seven thousand three hundred and seventy-five. That is enough power to rocket the small Roadster from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.
Wicked WheelsWant to go fast? Want to go really fast? Want to go so fast you break world records? Well, then this category is for you. In this category are some of the most wicked cars that have proven themselves to be the ultimate in speed.
Powering the car is a 5.5-liter Mercedes-Benz bi-turbo V12 engine capable of 888 hp. This powerplant gives the centrally-located driver a rocketship-type drive that you’d expect from a race car that’s competing. There’s no doubt that this new Tramontana is an absolute blast to drive. AD Tramontana has also created a golden version of the car that was unveiled at SEMA 2017.
The new, sharp and visually stunning Apollo IE is a sign of great things to come from the revamped automaker. Its exterior is as aggressive as they come, from the front to the back. Each edge found on the supercar’s body is crafted out of carbon fiber, as is the chassis. Making the most out of every pound is a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 engine that dishes out 780 horsepower and 561 lb-ft of torque.
Price: $2.7 million
Watch out Bugatti, because Hennessey Special Vehicles is here with the new Venom F5 and it’s looking to be the 300 mph monster we’ve dreamt about. With this car, Hennessey has set out to do one thing: create the fastest road car on Earth. the Venom F5 has 1,600 bhp at the ready, which is enough power to propel the hypercar to speeds over 300 mph. This power comes from Hennessey’s own twin-turbo V8 engine that’s mated to a 7-speed single-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
Price: $1.6 million
Next Level SUVsAn SUV sure is great. They sit high above the rest and provide ample space for their passengers. But what if you’re the type of person that needs to stand out in a world flooded with SUVs? Then this section is all for you.
Based on the Mercedes G 65, whose twin-turbo V12 engine was revised in many details and increased in displacement to 6.3 liters by the engine shop of BRABUS. A rated output of 900 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque make the supercar from Bottrop the world’s most powerful 12-cylinder off-road vehicle. With a time of just 3.9 seconds for the sprint from 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) and an electronically limited top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph), the BRABUS 900 “ONE OF TEN” is also the world’s fastest V12 off-roader on the market.
The Bruiser Super Cab combines the legendary capabilities of the 2-door Jeep Wrangler and the rugged exterior styling of the Bruiser Conversions JK Crew. The Super Cab features a removable soft top, is available with a utility bed or fleet side bed, and can be equipped with either a fully integrated LS3 or Cummins R2.8 Turbo Diesel engine.
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The classic Ford Bronco is a legend. A piece of American history. Gateway Bronco brings the legend back to life. We are barn find specialists that preserve these time capsules with a twist of modern performance, rugged luxury and impeccable craftsmanship. We sympathetically restore and modernize the Ford Bronco with new Ford Coyote 302 engines thru a frame off restoration, building each truck on Henry Ford’s creation a modern production line. Gateway is unique to anyone in the Bronco industry.
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If you’re looking for a Hummer H1 Alpha to add to your collection, HUMMER1 is the company you’ve been searching for. From the body, down to the color-coded bolts, this shop knows these rugged vehicles inside and out. The Hummer1 teams takes H1’s and METICULOUSLY RESTORE them to a “NEW” status that cannot be found anywhere else. Now, we’re not talking about fixing broken Hummers, but instead the act of giving used examples a new life.
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Overfinch has revealed its stunning designs and enhancements of the new 2018 flagship Range Rover making it the most luxurious SUV ever created. Overfinch’s 2018 model is instantly recognizable due to a deeper and more assertive front-end style incorporating an exposed carbon fiber air dam. Overfinch’s signature LED running lights further provide a more confident and cohesive stance. At the rear, the carbon fiber bumper includes a new and improved diffuser that is complemented by subtly engraved exhaust tips.
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Make a statement in your 2018 GURKHA Civilian Edition. You can personalize your build from a list of 50 optional upgrades including a custom VIP interior package with over 100 colors choices of Muirhead leather. Base models are equipped with validated ballistic protection with optional upgrades available.
Beast ModeFor those that want to rise above the rest and be protected while doing so, this section shows off some of the mightiest vehicles being produced. Sitting high in traffic is a pretty good feeling, but knowing that your vehicle is capable of leading you to safety in just about any terrain is an even better feeling.
Fusion Motor Co is the new Authority in DEFENDER LS3 Transplant Conversions. This Bespoke build was commissioned to look and feel exactly like the last Defender Land Rover ever produced. Only this one was built with a Corvette 430bhp LS3 Engine with Automatic Transmission! Built with Brand New genuine Land Rover parts in addition to a Brand New Crate GM Corvette LS3 Powertrain Package. This is by far as close as your ever going to get to a Brand New 2016 Defender 110 in the US!
Custom all-black exterior, and TracVision satellite system. A 30” stretch, and raised roof for a greatly enhanced custom interior expansion which is both relaxed and intimate. Equipped with retractable writing tables, ultramodern Control 4 audio, and visual touch screen system, and custom luxury private bar station to further enhance this masterpiece.
Pricing: Standard $410K, 30″ extended $450k, 30” extended b6 armoring $550K
Our Premier model is the ultimate in executive all-terrain luxury. The Rhino GX Executive will transport you anywhere – off road, downtown, there are no limits – in the lap of luxury. Featuring a divided privacy cabin, a state of the art mobile entertainment system powered by Bose, satellite capability and USSV’s ultra-luxury interior, experience the true luxury of freedom in the Rhino GX Executive.