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…Gold is the new chrome?

Gold Plated Cars

Chrome has been the king of car plating for a long time now, but if Born Rich is to be believed, then Gold could soon be replacing it as the car cover of choice for the uber-rich.

The gallery that they put together includes gold plated Bugattis, BMWs, Porsches, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and DeLoreans, and each one is a show of gaudy excess.

Gold chain, greasy hair and 80s flashbacks not included.

[Born Rich – Gold Plated Cars]

…The Bentley Continental Supersports is green?

Bentley Continental Supersports

The Bentley Continental Supersports might not look very green, but as the company’s first FlexFuel vehicle, it is. (Kinda.)

Bentley Continental Supersports Detail

The ‘Extreme Bentley’ is also the fastest and most powerful car to wear a flying B on the hood, with a 621 hp E85-compatible W12 propelling the car to 60 in just 3.7 seconds, and giving it a top speed of 204 mph.

In addition, the car receives carbon ceramic brakes, 24 lbs of weight reduction, a dark-smoked steel finish on all ‘brightware’ (front grilles, lamp bezels, window surrounds and wheels) and plenty of carbon fiber to go around, both inside and out.

It’s definitely not your father’s Bentley, but in this case, that’s definitely not a bad thing.

[Bentley]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: ASI W66GTS?

ASI W66GTS Sides

It’s hard to deny that the ASI W66GTS is anything but a head turning car. (In case you were wondering, ASI stands for Accuracy, Spirit and Imagination.)

ASI W66GTS Front And Back

Featuring the company’s dry carbon fiber hood, trunk and wing, the gold Bentley’s strikingly flowered paint scheme is hand painted onto the car by none other than Japan’s very own Nakamura Tetsuei.

If you’re worried that the exterior was the only part of this car to go under the knife though, then fear not, as the twin-turbo W12 was also the beneficiary of a hefty power jump to the tune of up to 800 horsepower.

It’s definitely not a car for everybody, but in a land filled with Ferraris and Lamborghinis, young oil tycoons are having to try harder and harder each day to stand out at the Dubai drive through.

[ASI – Bentley W66GTS]

…There are ten reasons why Apple should hire Paris Hilton?

Paris Hilton

In response to reports that people are paying for their stories to reach the front page of Digg, Webomatica said that rather than paying, all you need to get to the front page is a story titled “Top Ten Reasons Why Apple Should Hire Paris Hilton”. So, I’m going to run an experiment to find out: is that all you need?

Here are “The Top Ten Reasons Why Apple Should Hire Paris Hilton”:

Paris Carl’s Jr.

10. She already promotes every other product in the world.

The Apple Life

9. She could star in “The Apple Life”.

Hilton

8. She could put an Apple store in every Hilton hotel.

One Night In Paris

7. She makes a lot of “private videos” that would be great for product placements.

Tinkerbell

6. She could attach a Shuffle to her Chihuahua.

Paris Hilton Bentley

5. She could advertise on her Bentley.

iTunes One Night In Paris

4. She could sell One Night In Paris through the iTunes Movie Store.

Paris Jobs

3. She would look good in a black turtleneck and jeans.

Silhouette

2. She has a very distinctive silhouette.

I’m A PC

1. She would make a great PC.

[Via: Webomatica]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: STRUT?

Strut

Today’s tuner is a little different. STRUT doesn’t do engines, suspensions, or transmissions. STRUT does automotive accessories. This isn’t just any old mom and pop accessory business that sells the latest glue on grills through your local Pep Boys though. Oh no. STRUT caters to a higher end clientele. You may have seen their stuff on Unique Whips, and obvious devotee of the STRUT line. That’s because STRUT is the name to trust when you want to add a little bling to your Bentley, luxury to your Land Rover, or class to your Cadillac. They don’t even like to call the products they sell accessories, preferring the words “automotive jewelry” instead.

Strut 2

Their automotive jewelry collection is “designed for discriminating automotive enthusiasts who demand the height of sophistication and style in all of life’s passions”. Each piece is handcrafted from chromed 316L stainless steel, hand-polished, then signed by the artisan, and is designed to provide “ongoing luster and a superior appearance” through any weather condition.

Strut 3

I definitely like the look STRUT is going for, with very clean lines and a smooth, subtle appearance. STRUT specializes in grilles, hood vents, side vents, replacement badges, and accessory plates, with a focus on turning your everyday ride into a STRUTmobile, and I definitely wouldn’t mind having one of those.

[STRUT]

[Unique Whips]