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  • So, you've finally arrived. That "See Food" app took off like a rocket, and with many millions to burn, you've bought yourself a 230-foot superyacht with all the fixings and a 4,000-nautical-mile range. How very tawdry. Let's talk about real wealth. We're talking $2 billion, James-Bond-villain, private-luxury-submarine wealth.Bloomberg has a deep dive on the burgeoning world of companies aiming to build these full-size, yacht-like submarines for people with underwater bases and steel-toothed assistants. The gilded tube concepts being bandied about are a world away from the cramped submersibles used by private exploration outfits around the world, ranging in size from a 64-footer that looks more like a private jet to a hulking 928-foot monster whose arrival in any territorial waters seems like it would be likely to set off some kind of military response. [Fun fact: That's twice as long as the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, the U.S. Navy's cutting-edge Seawolf-class ..

    Forget Yachts, Billionaires Might Be Able to Buy Bond-Villain Luxury Submarines—Someday

    So, you've finally arrived. That "See Food" app took off like a rocket, and with many millions to burn, you've bought yourself a 230-foot superyacht with all the fixings and a 4,000-nautical-mile range. How very tawdry. Let's talk about real wealth. We're talking $2 billion, James-Bond-villain, private-luxury-submarine wealth.Bloomberg has a deep dive on the burgeoning world of companies aiming to build these full-size, yacht-like submarines for people with underwater bases and steel-toothed assistants. The gilded tube concepts being bandied about are a world away from the cramped submersibles used by private exploration outfits around the world, ranging in size from a 64-footer that looks more like a private jet to a hulking 928-foot monster whose arrival in any territorial waters seems like it would be likely to set off some kind of military response. [Fun fact: That's twice as long as the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, the U.S. Navy's cutting-edge Seawolf-class ..
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  • So, you've finally arrived. That "See Food" app took off like a rocket, and with many millions to burn, you've bought yourself a 230-foot superyacht with all the fixings and a 4,000-nautical-mile range. How very tawdry. Let's talk about real wealth. We're talking $2 billion, James-Bond-villain, private-luxury-submarine wealth.Bloomberg has a deep dive on the burgeoning world of companies aiming to build these full-size, yacht-like submarines for people with underwater bases and steel-toothed assistants. The gilded tubes are a world away from the cramped submersibles used by private exploration outfits around the world; they range in size from a 64-footer that looks more like a private jet to a hulking 928-foot monster whose arrival in any territorial waters seems likely to set off some kind of military response [Fun fact: That's twice as long as the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, the U.S. Navy's cutting-edge Seawolf-class submarine—which is in turn about 100 feet l..

    Forget Yachts, Billionaires Can Buy Bond-Villain Luxury Submarines Now

    So, you've finally arrived. That "See Food" app took off like a rocket, and with many millions to burn, you've bought yourself a 230-foot superyacht with all the fixings and a 4,000-nautical-mile range. How very tawdry. Let's talk about real wealth. We're talking $2 billion, James-Bond-villain, private-luxury-submarine wealth.Bloomberg has a deep dive on the burgeoning world of companies aiming to build these full-size, yacht-like submarines for people with underwater bases and steel-toothed assistants. The gilded tubes are a world away from the cramped submersibles used by private exploration outfits around the world; they range in size from a 64-footer that looks more like a private jet to a hulking 928-foot monster whose arrival in any territorial waters seems likely to set off some kind of military response [Fun fact: That's twice as long as the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter, the U.S. Navy's cutting-edge Seawolf-class submarine—which is in turn about 100 feet l..
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  • WHAT THE HELL IS IT? The latest top-of-the-line Land Rover Discovery, a luxurious, up-to-seven-passenger SUV that gets s**t done.WHO IS IT FOR? The Discovery HSE Deluxe starts at $65,000, so it's definitely oriented toward the higher-income buyer. That being said, this Land Rover very comfortably seats seven people, and feels like the high-end luxury SUV its. It's also one of the best off-road vehicles you can buy new these days, and will haul over 8,000 pounds if you need it to.WHERE DID WE TEST IT? Around New York City, plus a drive to Tuxedo Ridge, New York for a Spartan race. It went with ease from transporting six dirty Spartan kids to a dressed-up birthday evening in the city. (It's a shame that we didn’t really get a chance to explore the off-road capabilities this time around.)THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IS: It looks fantastic, to my eyes. I always felt previous Discoverys were a bit boxy, with a very utilitarian look. (The brand was probably trying to differen..

    2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury Review: An SUV That Gets Stuff Done

    WHAT THE HELL IS IT? The latest top-of-the-line Land Rover Discovery, a luxurious, up-to-seven-passenger SUV that gets s**t done.WHO IS IT FOR? The Discovery HSE Deluxe starts at $65,000, so it's definitely oriented toward the higher-income buyer. That being said, this Land Rover very comfortably seats seven people, and feels like the high-end luxury SUV its. It's also one of the best off-road vehicles you can buy new these days, and will haul over 8,000 pounds if you need it to.WHERE DID WE TEST IT? Around New York City, plus a drive to Tuxedo Ridge, New York for a Spartan race. It went with ease from transporting six dirty Spartan kids to a dressed-up birthday evening in the city. (It's a shame that we didn’t really get a chance to explore the off-road capabilities this time around.)THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IS: It looks fantastic, to my eyes. I always felt previous Discoverys were a bit boxy, with a very utilitarian look. (The brand was probably trying to differen..
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  • Sales for the top three luxury auto brands fell in August, but No. 3 Lexus made up significant ground on its main German rivals by holding its sales loss to a much narrower margin. With the effects of Hurricane Harvey crimping sales industrywide, U.S. sales of luxury vehicles fell 3.8 percent in August from the year-earlier month to 171,307 units. That was a steeper decline than the 1.8 percent drop in total U.S. light-vehicles sales last month. Sales slid by even larger margins for the top two brands. Mercedes-Benz's sales, excluding the Sprinter and Metris commercial vehicles, slumped 11 percent to 25,373. BMW's fell 7.7 percent to 23,553. No. 3 Lexus narrowed the gap by holding its own August decline to 0.4 percent and selling the most luxury vehicles -- 30,801 -- of any brand in the month. Through the first eight months of 2017, Mercedes, with luxury sales of 213,242, still has a lead of 18,638 over BMW. BMW and Lexus are now much closer, with BMW hanging on to a 1,14..

    LUXURY: Lexus makes up ground amid luxury slump

    Sales for the top three luxury auto brands fell in August, but No. 3 Lexus made up significant ground on its main German rivals by holding its sales loss to a much narrower margin. With the effects of Hurricane Harvey crimping sales industrywide, U.S. sales of luxury vehicles fell 3.8 percent in August from the year-earlier month to 171,307 units. That was a steeper decline than the 1.8 percent drop in total U.S. light-vehicles sales last month. Sales slid by even larger margins for the top two brands. Mercedes-Benz's sales, excluding the Sprinter and Metris commercial vehicles, slumped 11 percent to 25,373. BMW's fell 7.7 percent to 23,553. No. 3 Lexus narrowed the gap by holding its own August decline to 0.4 percent and selling the most luxury vehicles -- 30,801 -- of any brand in the month. Through the first eight months of 2017, Mercedes, with luxury sales of 213,242, still has a lead of 18,638 over BMW. BMW and Lexus are now much closer, with BMW hanging on to a 1,14..
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