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McLaren Automotive Prepares New Architecture

McLaren Automotive Prepares New Generation of Electrified Supercars

Mike Flewitt, CEO of luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive, today confirmed the introduction of the brand’s all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin its next generation of electrified supercars.

The new architecture, designed specifically to accommodate new hybrid powertrains, has been entirely engineered, developed and produced in-house in the UK at McLaren’s £50m state-of-the-art McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in the Sheffield region.

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Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12

Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12 Luxury Tour Review

I took the Ferrari on a long, leisurely tour of vineyards with International Excellence Luxury Magazine colleague Darren Lynsdale. We took in the Surrey Hills, the valleys of Hampshire and the Sussex coast. Of particular note were the fine white wines at the Rathfinny Estate, which is a stunning new vineyard near Seaford.

So, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12 statistics. It has a 6.3 L V12 engine, with four-wheel steering and drive, 681 bhp, does 0-62 mph in 3.5 secs and has a top speed of  208 mph.

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Porsche Design Launch New Custom Build Watches

Porsche Design Launch New Custom Build Watches

With the launch of its custom-built Timepieces programme, Porsche Design is starting a new chapter in the manufacture of wristwatches.

The idea of a

“sports car on your wrist” timepiece is founded on an entirely new production process. “To be able to offer, in series production, a watch with more than 1.5 million options, we had to make significant changes to the current ordering and manufacturing processes. These include the way in which a customer configures a personal chronograph to match a car,”

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Take your place on the podium

TAKE A TOUR OF THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM

Lausanne, Switzerland is home to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who last year inaugurated a new HQ in their home city, seen as a glistening model of ‘Sustainability and transparency’, as affirmed by IOC president Thomas Bach in his opening speech. This coincided with the committee’s 125th anniversary. The IOC also supports its own museum – TOM – the acronym for ‘The Olympic Museum’ and like the FIFA World Football Museum is one of the best sports museums anywhere in the world.

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The FIFA World Cup Trophy is the centre-piece of the museum

TAKE A TOUR OF FIFA'S WORLD FOOTBALL MUSEUM

FIFA supports its own museum, which provides Zurich with one of the most incredible sports museums anywhere in the world. Their exhibitions (permanent and temporary) provide a lasting sporting narrative and legacy for all citizens and creeds. It is also creates a unique events venue that has mass appeal. Ramy Salameh shares his experience of visiting the ‘FIFA World Football Museum’ and his top picks from what he saw:

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Sarajevo's Olympic heritage

SARAJEVO TURNS DARK PERIODS INTO LIGHT

“Pyjamas” replied the guide (who lived through the Bosnian-war 1992-1995) when asked what does ‘Peace’ mean to you? Her single-word answer encapsulated daily survival amid war; a frightened teenager, who during the four years of conflict, had worn her clothes to bed anticipating the need to escape the bombardments which characterised the siege of Sarajevo. Being able to wear her night clothes represented the end of hostilities, “peace without fear” she added, during our visit of the ‘Tunnel Museum’ located beside the airport and Mt.

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Kurhotel Skodsborg facade

FINDING YOUR MOJO AT THE KURHOTEL SKODSBORG

With a matador-like swipe of the towel, our ‘GusMester’ (Mist Master) Matthias, directs a blast of hot, scented air towards our perspiring limbs within the confines of the sauna cabin. This form of aromatherapy is followed by a dip in the cold waters of the Oresund Strait between Denmark and Sweden, sending the endorphins into overdrive, giving an almost instantaneous feeling of elation and renewed vitality. This is ‘SaunaGus’, just one of the signature activities available at Denmark’s leading Spa hotel and part of a holistic approach towards health, well-being and luxury.

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