Celebrating one of our most exquisite experiences – the Luxury Car Rally, taking place this September, this week we bring you our Editors picks of the best designer-driven products.
By blending luxury lifestyle with real adventure, this experience has successfully reshaped the traditional definitions of a car rally. Make no mistake: this isn’t your average car rally. It’s a shared journey with like minded people – a journey that celebrates where a luxury car can take you. The handcrafted route sweeps through forests and vineyards, before rolling through the charms of French Riviera and the drama of the Alps. Think a Lamborghini Gallardo winding along the Mediterranean coastline, a Ferrari 458 Italia traversing the Gotthard Pass, and an Aston Martin Vanquish elegantly approaching a medieval city.
Driving time has been balanced with relaxation and exploration: expect to spend around four hours a day behind the wheel, cruising along the insta-perfect roads at your own pace and stopping off to savour local delicacies with fellow Ververs, before arriving at the day’s destination by mid to late afternoon. This experience include a welcome dinner and champagne reception, return by EuroTunnel Le Shuttle (prebooked), 8 nights accommodation with breakfast, plus dinner and awards night.
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You won’t lose your car keys with this personalised Cartier keyring. This collection honours Cartier’s long-standing tradition of creating fine objects. Skilfully and uniquely crafted in precious leathers and metals, lacquer and marquetry, this particular design manifests the Cartier art de vivre. Santos de Cartier key in steel, black lacquer, £220.
Put your hands on the wheel with these Dents leather driving gloves, these stylish leather gloves worn by Daniel Craig in the James Bond film Spectre are the perfect driving accessory. £99, Dents.
Make like Grace Kelly in ‘To Catch a Thief’ with this incredibly beautiful Hermes carriage print silk scarf. Designed by Wlodek Kaminski, the Berlin carriage depicted is one of the France’s Musée National de la Voiture et du Tourisme’s great masterpieces. Antique rally, anyone? £280, Hermes.
For the ultimate luxury rally experience, take part in the new Bugatti Veyron; on display at the Geneva Motor Show. Ending the total production run of 450 models, which included the initial coupe, Super Sport, Grand Sport, Grand Sport Vitesse and the “Legends” series, is a special “La Finale” car which had been shown in Geneva alongside the first Veyron chassis. The car has been bought by a customer in the Middle East.
Alsace-based Bugatti says the average price of a Veyron, including options, is €2.3 million, or around £1.7 million.