Need for Speed
By Christine Aebischer
Satisfy your craving for adventure without sacrificing luxury with the latest products in the land, air and sea.
Glider Yachts’ Super Sports 18
Employing techniques more akin to Formula 1 and private jets, Glider Yachts’ Super Sports 18 (SS18) yacht can travel in comfort, faster, further and in worse sea states than conventional superyachts. Set to be the most luxurious high-performance sports boat in the world, the Glider SS18 has been seven years in the making and features an advanced Stability Control System, which tunes into sea conditions so that passengers can glide over waves at up to 70 mph. Pricing starts at £600,000.
CXC Simulations’ Motion Pro II
Feel as if you’re on the racetrack from the comfort of your own home with the only professional-level automotive racing simulator practical for home and commercial use — CXC Simulations’ Motion Pro II. Built like a racecar, to feel like a racecar, the next generation steering system takes data that is provided by online simulation driving software and converts it into an ultra-accurate representation of the force felt at the driver’s steering wheel. Each simulator is handcrafted using aerospace materials, including laser-cut steel, billet aluminum, carbon fiber and titanium; high-performance components such as racecar seating, steering wheels and switches; and the refined craftsmanship of Italian leather upholstery. Pricing starts at $54,000.
Four Seasons Private Jet
The level of service and luxury synonymous with the Four Seasons is expanding to air travel with the Four Seasons Private Jet, the hospitality industry’s first fully branded private jet experience. The completely retrofitted Boeing 757 features interiors completely reimagined and customized by Four Seasons designers. Limited to just 52 passengers per flight, guests can relax in handcrafted flatbed leather seats, dine on the finest meals by the on-board Four Seasons executive chef and sip Dom Pérignon, the exclusive champagne provider aboard the jet. A Four Seasons concierge accompanies guests, and a dedicated Global Guest Services Manager is on-call for travelers. The jet can be privately chartered. Pricing for 2016 trips starts at $106,000 per person.