If there’s one country in the world where cops have a rockstar image, it has to be the UAE. The Dubai police department is famous for its massive fleet of supercars, which includes the likes of Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin One-77, BMW i8 and many more. Now, the country’s Ministry of Interior has added a Lamborghini Aventador to its big fleet of luxury cars. Lamborghini’s official dealers in the UAE, Al Jaziri Motors partnered with the Ministry of Interior to provide it with the half a million dollar Aventador Coupe, which has been decked out in the official Abu Dhabi Police Department livery.
The Lamborghini supercar will soon tour all seven emirates as a part of a promotional campaign to introduce the car to the people of the country and help in the image building process for the force. The ministry’s official Instagram account released a video of the Lambo police car to announce its addition to the force. What’s interesting is that Dubai Police already has a Lamborghini Aventador in its fleet of luxury patrol cars. The police department also registered its name in the Guinness World Record last year for having the fastest police car in the world, the Bugatti Veyron.
With a new year on the horizon and new ventures ready for the taking there comes a chance to rediscover the world on your own terms, driven by the strength and opportunity of new beginnings.A brand living by this mantra is British travel accessories brand STOW; here we take a look at the latest editions to their travel collection.
Introducing the new World Class Tech Case (£450), a luxurious leather tech and tablet case for travel. This new sized wallet holds 9.7″ tablet and includes Stow-branded power bank, universal travel adaptor and Moleskine notebook. The perfect case to hold tech and tablet securely for professional day-to-day work or travel, an evolution of Stow’s best-selling First Class Tech Case. Whether travelling long or short-haul, commuting or attending a meeting, this travel wallet keeps essential tech pieces secured both stylishly and safely.
Another new travel-worthy piece includes the Elizabeth Jewellery Storage Set (£595). A striking gift set that contains large jewellery case, a pair of suede watch roll cylinders to hold two ladies watches, the brands famous Hester leather jewellery box with new removable suede pouch and their Jeanne leather ring box with removable, magnetic cushion. Big enough to hold a variety of precious jewellery pieces but also compact enough to sit in a suitcase.This gift set looks as equally as stunning on a dressing table.
The Leather Valet Tray Gift Set (£225) is perfect to organise and display your accessories in style both at home and away with a new luxurious and elegant valet tray gift set. Each set is made up of three useful sizes with different daily organisational needs in mind, packs flat for travel, and is hand made by artisans from the softest calf leather and Italian goat suede.
Then not to forget Stow’s Round The World Travel Adaptor (£25) a sleek and compact universal travel adaptor offering worldwide use in 150+ countries, perfect for jet-setting backpackers, commuters, and holiday-goers alike making perfect gap year adventurer, or gift for corporate travel, or casual travellers gift.
Launched in 2013 by Carol Lovell who coined the term ‘wander-luxe’ to describe the spirit of the brand, Stow’s collection of practical travel storage solutions is coveted by people with travel in their souls and adventure in their bones. Designed in England and handcrafted in an artisan factory in Southern Spain, with leathers carefully sourced from leading European tanneries, each piece is created for the needs of the modern traveller in mind.
Have you ever tanned while ripping the ocean at 90 mph? If your answer is no, then you have never been on the SV Yachts ALPHA. Combining high-performance and the utmost luxury, ALPHA is a 38-foot yacht that delivers flair and comfort for up to 15 guests, while never compromising speed.
Creators and designers Mauricio Velez and Nikolai Sass were disappointed by the monotony in the boating industry, with all boats looking so similar.
“We recognized the lack of high-performance inboard boats that combine ultimate power with the epitome of luxury and usability,” said Sass. “That was our basis and goal for coming together to launch ALPHA.”
Velez and Sass partnered to form SV Yachts in 2015, with the pursuit of fine craftsmanship and velocity in mind. Sporting an eye-catching silver hull and a fire engine red interior, ALPHA was inspired by the lines of a 1967 Corvette.
“When we decided to launch SV Yachts, we wanted to make sure that our yachts could not be compared to anything that is currently on the market,” said Velez. “We borrowed from the aesthetics of our dream boats from the 1960s, but with modern comforts and technology that set ALPHA apart from the rest.”
The wowing speed is delivered by the twin 700 hp Mercury Racing Engines and Mercury Race 6 drives, with props calibrated to push the boat over 90 mph.
Velez and Sass did not spare any details when crafting ALPHA. The team used exotic fibers, like aramid and Kevlar weave, making the vessel light enough to reach high-speeds, yet strong enough to endure ocean racing and cruising. Adding to the striking visuals, the yacht features large colored sun pads over the engine hatch and hinged louvers that open once the engines are fired up.
With an unwavering mission to make ALPHA “the fastest luxury yacht in the world,” the team added stunning interior details, featuring seating and sunning surfaces inspired by vintage GT sports car upholstery. The helm is the epitome of high-technology, boasting three large touchscreens that control the yacht and provide visual feedbacks as the system starts up and the engines get ready for racing.
In the spirit of entertainment, ALPHA features a Wi-Fi-managed LED light system for the deck and underwater, that makes a statement, whether docked or anchored, and an integrated champagne cooler at the bow of the boat.
ALPHA is on the market in the United States and will soon be available in Europe and the Middle East.
The latest ‘Hyper car’ from McLaren bears the name of legendary Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, and honours its status as the ultimate McLaren track car, legalised for the road.
At 1,198kg, it is the lightest McLaren road car since the iconic McLaren F1. With a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, this new addition to the stable houses the most powerful McLaren road car internal combustion engine ever, with 800PS and 800Nm. The power-to-weight ratio of 668PS-per-tonne delivers savage performance.
It’s priced at € 850,000 including taxes and production limited to 500 units, all hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England from Q3 2018. The ultimate road-legal, track-concentrated McLaren hyper car will make its public debut in March, at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show.