5 Best Blogs for Classic Car Collectors

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Classic cars are one of the key luxury asset classes to invest in, and for many the most intoxicating. Imagine walking into a private garage and on your far left seeing that vintage-sage colored Aston Martin Zagato catching trickles of sunlight that pour over its curves, and then to your right where your 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti stands boldly dressed in red. Besides being completely prepossessing to look at, it’s the history behind the car that also excites the collector. Whether it is the cars competitive past or appearances in Hollywood movies, each car has a story that makes it completely unique and can boost its value by millions.

It’s important for us classic car lovers to keep up to date with the latest and greatest, so Borro has compiled a list of the 5 Best Blogs for Classic Car Collectors to follow. We’ve done this by gathering a range of blogs that have a different focus for those who may be looking for a specific kind of blog (e.g., new collectors, auction followers, news seekers).

5) Steve Linden

Steve Linden

Why Borro Loves Steve Linden: Auction Madness

We love this blog because of its focus on auctions, insurance and investment. It doesn’t just tell you about the latest auctions, but also about classic car auctions in general – something which a lot of other classic car blogs fail to look at from this perspective.

4) Automotive News

Automotive News

Why Borro Loves Automotive News: Market focus

This blog is perfect for the more serious car collector. It takes an in-depth look at the market, dealers and concepts. It’s ideal for someone who is in the business of classic car collecting, rather than collecting just as a hobby.

3) Autoblog

Autoblog

Why Borro Loves Autoblog: A Guide for Everything

This blog would be a great place to start for those who are new to the car collecting game. It has great car-buying guides based on the style of the vehicles. It also takes you through how to take care of your car, and also information on its value.

2) Hemmings

Hemmings

Why Borro Loves Hemmings: News Focus

Hemmings Daily is the world’s leading classic car news source. It is perfect for the reader who is seeking the latest updates in the classic car market and is a very informative blog. Its focus is on research-based reading, so it may not be the blog for you if you’re looking for pleasure reading.

1) Classic Driver

 

Why Borro Loves Classic Driver: Amazing Photography

When starting this article, I already knew which blog would be at the top of my list, and its Classic Driver. What I love about this blog is that not only is it updated very regularly, but the photography on this site is truly incredible. I have yet to read a post by Classic Driver that fails to capture the beauty of the cars it writes about. Besides this, the site also posts about the latest classic cars for sale, auctions and other luxury assets that readers may be interested in.

That completes our list of the top 5 classic car blogs to follow! If you want to suggest any more blogs that you feel would be worth sharing, tweet us at @borrobuzz

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How is High-End Jewelry Defined?

The terms for defining different types of jewelry has always been somewhat ambiguous. What determines if a piece of jewelry fits under the header of costume/fashion jewelry or fine/high-end jewelry? Even though there are basic industry standards for what differentiates the two, the line that separates them has become increasingly blurred over the years. The 20th century has seen many designers breaking the rules in costume and fine jewelry making, which has added a level of subjectivity to the categorization of jewelry.

High-End Jewelry - Georgian Silver & Paste Brooch (c. 1714-1830)

A Georgian Era Paste Brooch on Silver.

The History of Costume Jewelry

While costume jewelry is generally known to have made its debut during the 1920s, cheaper, less expensive pieces have been being made for centuries, and for different reasons. The ancient Egyptians, for example, were famous for making bracelets and necklaces out of colored gemstones such as lapis lazuli, carnelian and turquoise. These were often made as symbols of pride for their territories and their gods. They adorned themselves to ward off evil spirits and believed that wearing jewelry would help them survive the afterlife.

In the 1700’s during the Georgian era, paste and glass jewelry was made, mostly for the wealthy who took an interest in the less-expensive versions of their fine jewelry. Following that era and under the rule of Queen Victoria, jewelry in the 1800’s was much more varied than centuries before. Not only was there a demand by the growing middle class for more affordable jewelry using stones such as pearls, amethyst and garnets, but after the death of Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria entered what is now known as her ‘mourning’ period, and in jewelry non-precious material such as human hair and black jet were used as symbols of love and mourning to represent her loss. In any case and for whatever the reason, jewelry had historically always been made to last, to be passed on to future generations as a keepsake.

Industrialization Pushes Fashion Forward

And then the 1920’s things changed. With industrialization and the emancipation of women, designers were keen to experiment, and women were open to new forms of expression through fashion and adornment. The evolution of fashion happened ever more rapidly and jewelry was being made with new and inexpensive materials to match the trends of the time. Replacing platinum and gold with alloys of silver, brass, copper and tin (to name a few) and setting stones like cubic zirconia, glass and rhinestone became the fashion.

High-End Jewelry - Art Deco Ruby & Diamond Ring

Art Deco Ruby and Diamond Ring.

After all, big, bold, glitzy looks in fine jewelry came with a high price tag. Since the quality of this mass-produced jewelry, didn’t matter as much, this type of jewelry could easily be replaced with others as fashion trends came in and out of style, much like the fashion jewelry we see today.

Two Ways to Define High-End Jewelry

Contrary to costume or fashion jewelry, fine jewelry is higher-end, and more expensive. As a definition, ‘fine’ means to be of superior or best quality. To many traditional jewelers, fine jewelry is considered exceptionally made gold or platinum jewelry set with precious gemstones:

  • Diamond
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Emerald

To others, fine jewelry is considered precious metal and stone jewelry that is not mass-produced by a machine, and made with care and extraordinary craftsmanship. Over time, however, additional gemstones became increasingly popular and were being used by high jewelry houses in many remarkable pieces of high-end jewelry. They are:

  • Aquamarine
  • Pearls
  • Tanzanite
  • Jade

Singular Categorization for Diamonds

Today, as a rule in the industry, all natural diamonds are considered to be high-end jewelry, no matter their size. Since they are rare and retain value on both the retail and secondary market levels, they are defined as fine items. Manufactured or synthetic stones are generally not considered high-end jewelry, especially when they are set in base metal (which would likely classify them as fashion jewelry). These stones include:

  • Rhinestone
  • Cubic zirconia
  • Glass
  • Plastic
  • YAG (Yttrium aluminum garnet)

One could argue, then, that lab created diamonds are also not fine jewelry because of their non-natural identity.

High-End Jewelry - Chanel Maltese Cuffs


Original Verdura Maltese Cross Cuffs made for Coco Chanel.

There are instances in jewelry history where prominent high-end jewelry designers challenged the norms of traditional fine jewelry by incorporating non-traditional materials into their designs. Perhaps the most well-known example of this is the Maltese Cross Cuff designed by Verdura for Coco Chanel in the 1930’s. These cuffs had many different variations, but the early renditions were made with a base silver alloy topped with enamel and set with many different types of gemstones. The popularity of this cuff undoubtedly became an inspiration for other prominent jewelers to experiment with alternative materials in jewelry.

High-End Jewelry - Green Bakelite & Diamond Necklace by Michelle Della Valle

Green Bakelite and Diamond Necklace sold at Sotheby’s for $35,000 in 2010.

High-End Jewelers Explore Unexpected Materials

Today, we see jewelers like Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, David Webb and the more recent (established c. 1990’s) Taffin creating pieces with unexpected materials. Cartier, for example, with ceramic as seen in their recent iteration of the Trinity ring, and Taffin going even further with the use of rubber, ceramic and steel to make exceptionally designed and highly sought-after jewelry.

High-End Jewelry - Trifari Bird Brooch

Trifari gold-tone bird brooch with multi-coloured rhinestone and faux pearls.

Even designers under the costume/fashion jewelry category have a reputation for innovative designs and high-quality product and their names bring a premium in the collector’s market. Examples of desirable costume jewelry designers that fit into this category are:

  • Trifari
  • Mazer
  • Boucher
  • DuJay

Boundaries Blurring Between Fashion and High-End Jewelry

So as designers continue to innovate and experiment with new materials, the boundaries seems to be becoming increasingly blurred between fashion and high-end jewelry. With every generation comes new trends and sensibilities and today the focus on sentimentality and individuality seems to be at the forefront of importance with jewelry. And while price tags and defining trade labels like ‘fine’ ‘luxury’ ‘costume’ and ‘fashion’ still have merit amongst jewelry enthusiasts, to a new generation of consumers they certainly don’t matter as much.

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BASELWORLD 2017 – Watch this Space

The watch industry is changing. All of us involved in it one way or another can feel it, but putting it into words, actually being able to tell exactly what is happening, why it’s happening, and what it will lead to… Well, that’s no easy feat.

The Beating of a Butterfly’s Wings…

Baselworld 2017 - Hublot

Image supplied, courtesy of Hublot

Sometimes the greatest revolutions start quietly. For the best part of two decades, the watch industry has been an evermore-ostentatious business. Watches have been getting bigger and bigger, diamonds have been set upon diamonds, diameters that look more at home on an architectural blueprint than on the wrist have been slipping into normalcy.

Baselworld 2017 - Panerai

Image supplied, courtesy of Panerai

In the past decade, there was a real push towards normalising the use of unconventional materials, with focus shifting away from the movement and towards the very clay from which these new icons are fashioned.

Baselworld 2017 - Rolex

Image supplied, courtesy of Rolex

Last year we saw some evidence of a soft return to the classical styles of old: Smaller cases, a preference for precious metals, a reduction in laboratory-born tricks designed to dazzle and distract from the things we always used to look for in a wristwatch. But that’s not all at all. There’s something very, very exciting brewing on the horizon, and we may see the first serious signs of it in Switzerland this spring.

Designs on the Throne

If I believe the word on the street, which in this case I’m inclined to, then the future is all about aesthetics. And I mean that in a very pure way. Not material aesthetics, rather the very basic angles used to construct new and interesting shapes. If I could point to a range released in the last couple of years that typifies this idea, it would be the Vacheron Constantin Harmony Collection.

Baselworld 2017 - Vacheron Constantin

Image supplied, courtesy of Vacheron Constantin

For an example of how a fresh take on watch design can reap dividends we need to go back in time a few decades to the 1970s. During this decade Gerald Genta was responsible for two undisputed classics (as well as countless other watches that have achieved varying degrees of notoriety in watch lore).

Baselworld 2017 - Audemars Piguet

Image supplied, courtesy of Audemars Piguet

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and the Patek Philippe Nautilus were unlike anything that came before, and still stand out head and shoulders above the many subsequent imitations that followed. It’s been a long time since a watch hit the market that was instantly revered as a game-changer, though to be fair to all potential modern classics already under our noses, it tends to take a long time for the brilliance of trailblazers to be realised (the Royal Oak was, upon release, regarded as something of a death knell for AP).

It is in this area of fundamental design that I think we might find most interest at Baselworld 2017. I’m keeping everything crossed that this transpires, as there’s nothing quite as exciting as something totally new that has the potential to redefine its era and age gracefully to boot.

About the Author: Fell Jensen is a Swiss-trained watchmaker working as an industry analyst.

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Top Selling African American Visual Artists

We will be spotlighting artists in conjunction with celebration of heritage months in America. In recognition of February being Black History Month, we take a look at the top selling African American visual artists and how their heritage has influenced their artwork. These artists are ranked in terms of their auction volume over the last 30 years.

African American Visual Artist -Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982). Source: Christie’s Images Ltd.

  1. Jean-Michel Basquiat ($2.8 billion)

Born in Brooklyn, New York to a Haitian-American father and Puerto Rican mother, Jean-Michel Basquiat, was a self-taught artist whose cultural heritage served as one of many sources of his inspiration. He first attracted attention for his graffiti in New York City in the late 1970s under the name “SAMO” but his career took off in the 1980s.

He was critically acclaimed for the fusion of words, symbols, stick figures and animals and is associated with the emergence of Neo-Expressionism. His work with Andy Warhol in the mid-1980s resulted in one of most famed collaborations of the decade. Sadly, Basquiat died in 1988 of a drug overdose. The impact of his work is clear from the $57.3 million sale of his Untitled canvas in May 2016 to his numerous popular culture references.

Basquiat’s Recent Auction History

African American Visual Artist -Basquiat results

Source: artnet

Basquiat stands out from the pack whether compared to other African American visual artists or artists in general. He has dominated the top 100 list of artists at auction for the last three decades. His $2.8 billion total is more than seven times the second highest total which is $383.8 million for Keith Haring.

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Mark Bradford, Rat Catcher of Hamelin III (2011). Source: Phillips

2. Mark Bradford ($106.6 million)

Mark Bradford was born and raised in Los Angeles earning both his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from California Institute of the Arts. His work draws from the diverse cultural and geographic makeup of his southern Californian community. He incorporates materials such as street posters and even the end papers used by hairdressers in his large scale collages. Bradford also creates public art, installations, and video, often exploring the relationship between high art and popular culture.

Bradford’s Recent Auction History

African American Visual Artist -Bradford results

Source: artnet

Bradford’s sales have seen a dramatic increase over the last eight years. He capped 2016 off with the £3.7 million ($4.7 million) sale of his 10-foot square mixed media collage, Rat Catcher of Hamelin III (2011). Bradford will represent the US at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

African American Visual Artists - Ligon Black Like Me No. 2

Glenn Ligon’s Black Like Me No. 2. Source: The Met

3. Glenn Ligon ($78.4 million)

Glenn Ligon was born in the Bronx, New York. He received a BA from Wesleyan University and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work aims to reveal the ways that the history of slavery, the Civil Rights Movement and sexual politics have informed our understanding of American society. In his text-based paintings, he has featured the writings and speeches from a diverse group including:

  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Walt Whitman
  • James Baldwin
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Richard Pryor

Ligon also weaves his own image and life story into symbols that speak to collective experiences. He has been quoted as saying, “It’s not about me. It’s about we.” In addition to paintings, his artworks include neon, photography, sculptures, print, installation, and video.

Ligon’s Recent Auction History

 

African American Visual Artist -Ligon results

Source: artnet

Ligon’s exposure reached new heights when his work Black Like Me No. 2 was included in President Obama’s private quarters in the White House. His auction record was set at Sotheby’s in 2014 with the sale of his Untitled (I Was Somebody) for $3.9 million.

African American Visual Artists - Mehretu Mumbo Jumbo

Julie Mehretu, Mumbo Jumbo (2008). Source: White Cube

4. Julie Mehretu ($70.4 million)

Julie Mehretu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but fled the country, moving with her family to East Lansing, Michigan as a child. She received a BA from Kalamazoo College and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Mehretu is known for her large-scale paintings that include elements of mapping and architecture.  Influenced by the art forms of Constructivism and Futurism, Mehretu, creates new narratives using abstract images of cities, histories, geographies and wars. She has described her work as “story maps of no location.”

Mehretu’s Recent Auction History

African American Visual Artist -Mehretu results

Source: artnet

In 2015, she, alongside Mark Bradford, received the US State Department’s ‘National Medal of Arts.’ Her piece Mumbo Jumbo (2008) sold for $5 million at Art Basel in 2014 while her auction record was set at Christie’s in 2013 when Retopistics: A Renegade Excavation sold for $4.6 million.

Optimism for Continued Momentum

The recent and overdue recognition of African American visual artists has been linked to the presidency of Barack Obama as Bradford, Ligon and Mehretu only cracked the top 10 ranking of artists by volume in the last eight years. Here’s to hoping that despite the current political climate the momentum continues, boosting the markets for additional African American visual artists.

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To Watch: David Hockney

It was only a few months ago, when David Hockney set his auction record at $11.7 million (£9.4 million) at Phillips, and now he’s back. You may have seen him in the news recently for redesigning ‘The Sun’ tabloid logo, to prepare for his opening at the Tate Britain.

David Hockney

Image source: artnet

Now open, the exhibition showcases some of Hockney’s most famous works in multiple formats: drawing, photography, print, video and paintings. This is one of the most admirable things about Hockey; that he is always embracing new medias and open to exploring different styles. His most recent focus has been the landscapes of Yorkshire, and the Tate is showing never-before-seen works.

David Hockney

Image source: Tate.org

The market for Hockney’s pieces is experiencing a lot of growth potential, the demand to simply just see his works are outstanding, with over 20,000 tickets being bought in advance to his Tate Britain exhibition. This made it the fastest selling show in the history of the Tate. Even when the world markets were poor in 2010, Hockney’s works were resilient to this, just emphasizing the power of his art. It is estimated that the total auction sales of Hockney’s pieces totalled to around $35 million last year.

Auction Sales

Image source: artnet

So, whether you’re a collector, seller or merely an admirer, you’re encouraged to head on down to the Tate Britain to immerse yourself in the wonders of the incredible David Hockney, who continues to excite us year after year. Here’s are a few of our favourite pieces you can expect to see:

Growing Up Garrowby Hill 2000

Growing Up Garrowby Hill 2000. Image source: Tate.

Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy 1968

Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy 1968.
Image Source: Tate.org.

Garden with Blue Terrace 2015

Garden with Blue Terrace 2015. Image source: Tate.org.

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Rétromobile 2017 Auction Results

Last week saw the European auction season start with the hotly anticipated Rétromobile in Paris. There are always some stunning cars passing through and with no Monaco Historique this year, this is the important European auction ahead of Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is also notable by the fact that RM Sotheby’s, Bonhams and Artcurial all attend. So, let’s start with RM Sotheby’s.

RM Sotheby’s Sets Own Rétromobile Record

RM Sotheby’s enjoyed a strong night in Paris with a gross sale total of €27,576,400 – their best ever result at Rétromobile week sale.

Retromobile 2017 - 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B

© RM Sotheby’s 2017

The star lot was a 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3, a highly important pre-war Grand Prix car. Campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari selling for €3,920,000. The second biggest seller on the night was the 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider, a rare car offered with only 20,314 miles on the clock. It fetched €2,156,000.

Retromobile 2017 - 1988 Porsche 959 Sport

© RM Sotheby’s 2017

Strong Demand for Modern-Era Porsches

RM Sotheby’s also demonstrated the continued demand for modern-era Porsches. A headline attraction of the sale was a group of 13 Porsches offered from a private Swiss Collection and presented entirely ‘without reserve’. The highlight was an original, one-of-29 1988 Porsche 959 Sport. With just three owners and 11,281 miles from new, the 959 Sport achieved a world-record auction price of €1,960,000.

Another remarkable Porsche result from within the collection was for the rare 1994 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6, which achieved a very significant result of €901,600. In total, 23 examples of the marque were sold in Paris, and among the numerous notable results outside the collection, the 1995 Porsche 911Turbo Cabriolet was a particular highlight, bringing a remarkable final figure of €1,344,000.

Optimism for European Car Market

“The Paris sale has been important on a number of levels”, says Peter Wallman, Managing Director, RM Sotheby’s Europe. “More than anything, the results demonstrate that the European market remains incredibly strong, with the prices achieved providing a robust continuation of what we achieved in London last September and Milan in November. Collectors are looking for quality, and rarity remains the key driver to some of the most significant values. Clearly, Porsche is still the star marque in the ascendance, although the Alfa Romeo P3 reminds us that the true greats of the pre-war era still command much attention from serious collectors where pure beauty, heritage and provenance are the corner stones of desirability.”

Retromobile 2017 - 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato “No. Zero”

© RM Sotheby’s 2017

Aston Martin Still Delivers

Demonstrating that Aston Martin is still a marque very much in demand, and illustrating that strong prices for modern classics run beyond the Stuttgart marque, the sale featured two rare, Zagato-bodied cars which attracted significant interest. A 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato “No. Zero”, a one-of-a-kind car within just 65 cars constructed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary DB4GT Zagato, exceeded estimate and sold for €750,400. The 2003 DB7 Zagato, which represents the first collaboration between the Italian and English firms since the V8 Vantage Zagato of 1986, is the first of just 99 produced and made a very strong €392,000.

Retromobile 2017 - 1935 Aston Martin Ulster 'CML 719'

© Bonhams 2017

Bonhams’ Star

Bonhams once again took over the magnificent Grand Palais to showcase a selection of the finest motorcars, motorcycles and automobilia at their Grandes Marques du Monde sale on 9th February.

The star of the show was the 1935 Aston Martin Ulster ‘CML 719’, which drew countless admirers during both the preview and the sale. With an outstanding provenance and racing history including a 5th place in its class at the 1935 Le Mans 24H, it is of little surprise that it well exceeded its estimate to achieve the astonishing sum of €2,012,500 after an intense exchange between four bidders in the sale room which lasted several minutes. A round of applause broke out in the audience when the hammer finally came down.

British Cars Perform Well

British cars performed consistently well across the sale, with the second most valuable lot realizing €1,070,100. The 1957 Bentley S1 Continental, one of a mere 31 built and previously owned by the shipping magnate George Embiricos, caught the eye of several bidders both online and in the Grand Palais. Bidding started quickly but settled in to a lengthy and determined exchange between two bidders, eventually realizing over a million euros.

German Offerings Achieve Top Positions

A 1966 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupé demonstrated that its iconic looks and unmatched German engineering have stood the test of time when it became one of three cars selling over the million-euro mark on the day eventually culminating in a price of €1,017,266.

Another German offering to achieve a Top 10 position was the 1929 Maybach SW-36 Spezial Cabriolet which achieved a respectable €673,350. Following closely behind was the beautifully original and charming ‘getaway car’ in the shape of a 1923 Bugatti Type 27 Brescia Torpedo which realized €506,600.

Ferraris and Rally Cars Make Their Mark

The perpetually popular Italian marque, Ferrari, did not fail to perform. The 1959 Ferrari 250 GT ‘Series 1’ coupé sold to a buyer for €437,600 whilst the 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 ‘Series 2’ sold online for €276,600.

Retromobile 2017 - 1977 Lancia Stratos Coupé

© Bonhams 2017

Rally cars were well represented in the sale. ‘The world’s best and most beautiful rally car’ the 1977 Lancia Stratos Coupé achieved €374,350 and the highly original 1983 Renault 5 Turbo Tour de Corse Group B Rally Works Car was sold in the room for €195,500, whilst the ex-Ecurie Kremer 1970 Porsche 914/6 achieved €184,600.

Retromobile 2017 - 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinetta Speciale

© Artcurial 2017

Artcurial Sets the Mark

Artcurial enjoyed the strongest auction of all with a total of €31,944,484. The start lots was a hotly anticipated 1966 Ferrari Dino 206 P Berlinetta Speciale by Pinin Farina, a prototype that has resided in the Le Mans museum for many years. With no engine or gearbox, it was always going to be an interesting lot eventually selling for €4,390,400 making it the most expensive auction sale at Rétromobile this year. Close behind was a Ferrari 166 Spyder Corsa Scaglietti from 1948 selling for €2,960,400.

About the Author: Tim Hutton has been involved in the automotive industry for 17 years, creating ideas and content for premium brands. When not writing about cars, you will find him driving them all around the world. Having learned to drive at seven in a racing car, petrol is very much in his veins.

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Car of the Month – February

Welcome to the first post of Borro’s Car of the Month series. We’re going to be looking at the luxury car market and each month pick a car that we believe has out-performed the rest. New or classic, sports or leisure, you’ll be interested to see who makes cut. Today, we kick things off with the Hennessey Venom GT.

The Hennessey Venom GT

Image Source: digitaltrends

This is one of the fastest cars in the world, reaching 270.4 mph.  It has a 1,244 horsepower 7 litre twin-turbocharged engine, giving it its power. It adapted from the British sports car, the Lotus Exige. It is the quickest car to reach 186 mph, with a time of 13.63 seconds. There were only 3 made and in 2014, they were all sold to previous Hennessey customers for $1.25 million apiece. Hennessey has also made 30 production-based models of the Venom GT.

But ultimately it is the speed of this muscular car that has our attention to win the car of the month. To contain such power in such a sleek form is outstanding, and every detail of this model is precious yet strong.

Watch this space for next month’s winner.

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The Best Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her – Poll

Valentine’s Day is approaching and Borro has compiled a list of the most luxurious gifts to shower your partner with this holiday. From jewelry to wine, there’s something for everyone.

The Cartier Love Bracelet

Luxury Valentine's Day Gifts

Image source: Cartier

Price: $10,200

This beautiful bracelet is a statement of lasting love. It is screwed onto the wrist, giving the gesture a sense of permanence. And besides, who wouldn’t want 18k gold Cartier jewelry with 4 diamonds always on them? It is available in white gold and rose gold, all holding a total of 0.42 carats of diamonds.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts

Image source: Rolex

Price: $35,200

All pink gold Rolexes contain 18 carat Everose gold and this Oyster Perpetual is no exception. Replace a box of chocolates with a chocolate dial that has been manufactured by hand and covered in diamonds. There is a range of versions of the Lady-Datejust that are designed to reflect the personality of the wearer.

The Hermes Bag

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts

Image Source: Hermes

Price: $8,100

Hermes is one of the top players in the luxury handbag market, so what better way than to show your appreciation for your loved one than a bold accessory such as this tomato red Bolide 31. It comes in 12 colors so you are able to choose one that will suit your partner and put a smile on her face.

Egon Müller Wine

Luxury Valentine’s Day Gifts

Image Source: Harrods

Price: $31,500

This 1959 white wine has been noted as one of the best wines in history. It’s a powerful wine, designed for a powerful woman. It has a perfect balance of richness and acidity, a perfect treat to enjoy together.

Which of these items would your partner enjoy most? Let us know in the poll below:

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