Velvet Rolls Royce: £300k supercar given furry makeover

Velvet Rolls Royce: £300k supercar given furry makeover

Velvet cars appear the latest craze for the super rich after this Rolls Royce was spotted in London.

Passers-by stopped to stroke the £300,000 supercar outside Harrods in swanky Knightsbridge.

The durable fabric is supposed to be weather resistant for those with a spare £3,000 and want their motor to stand out.

Christmas shoppers stopped and stared at the Phantom drophead coupe and took to Twitter to post pictures of it online.

It comes after a black velvet Porsche became an internet sensation when it was seen in the capital last summer.

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Created by Velvet Car, a French company specialising in luxurious films and accessories, the service involves ‘wrapping’ the cars in a durable and weather resistant fibre.

A spokesman for the firm, which supplies the material to garages in the UK and overseas, said that the material, called Velvet Elite 9100, allows car owners to better express their style.

The fibre comes in a range of colours – including fuchsia pink and orange – and is available for all vehicle types.

It is coated with special adhesives and durable textile fibers to withstand severe weather condition.

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The material will last roughly three years and, if the mystery owner has a change of heart, the wrap can be removed by professionals restoring the car to a just off the production line state.

It can be cleaned by hand or using a normal jet wash, without requiring any special products.

A British company, Raccoon, was responsible for the UK’s first velvet-covered car and has completed eight wrappings – mainly for customers who were looking to stand out.

Spokeswoman Alison Clark said: “It tends to be people looking to make a statement.”

Source: The Mirror

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One Of A Kind Mercedes Up For Auction

Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000

A one of a kind Mercedes supercar is expected to fetch between $1m and $1.3m at auction. The 1,000 bhp Mercedes was custom made for a business man from the United Arab Emirates in 1990 by Mercedes and Lotec, and has been called the Lotec Mercedes-Benz C1000.

The supercar only weighs 1,080kg, which is about the same weight as the average supermini. This is because the ‘C’ in the Lotec’s name stands for carbon-fibre, which was used to try and keep the weight as low as possible.

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The C1000 is powered by a 5.6-litre Mercedes V8 to which two Garrett turbochargers are bolted, which makes it 1,000 brake horse power.

It will get from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and flat out will do 268mph. By contrast, the fastest car in the world when it was built in 1990 was the McLaren F1, which could only manage a paltry 140mph.

The C1000’s doors open vertically to reveal a bright red and black carbon-fibre interior. Nice.

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