Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Porsche Unveils the Improved 2014 Cayman and Cayman S

The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show has seen a lot of automotive goodies. One of them is the 2014 Porsche Cayman, based on the Porsche Boxster. The new ride is lower, wider and longer than the previous version, and it flaunts a new lightweight body as well.

Engine wise, the automaker did some magic and obtained a six-cylinder engine that is both more powerful and more efficient than before. It has a 15% lower fuel consumption, and 10 extra horsepower. The base version is powered by a 2.7-liter flat six engine with an output of 271, which can be coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission for a 0-62 mph time of 5.7 seconds; a PDK dual-clutch unit for 5.6 seconds; or a Sport Chrono kit for 5.4 seconds.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Chalet White Pearl, Val d'Isère,French Alps

Chalet White Pearl, like its sister chalet next door, is spread over three floors and ideally situated between the village of  Val d’Isère, just a 10 minute walk away, and the Funival funicular in La Daille, France

White Pearl’s chauffeured 4X4 vehicle can whisk you into town or directly to the lifts in less than a minute! Equally, the chalet is perfectly placed to take full advantage of the free bus service which serves the entire resort, with stops just a short distance from the chalet.

Built by Philippe Capezzone, owner and architect of the 5 star Hotel Kilimandjaro in Courchevel 1850, the luxury French chalet was conceived to answer the most demanding criteria in terms of luxury and comfort. A wonderful mix of contemporary design mingled with traditional Savoyard stone and classic woodwork panelling and beautifully finished with many designer materials and furnishing.

The luxury French chalet sleeps up to 10 guests in five en-suite bedrooms and can be booked all year around from 18,000€ to 33,000€ per week, depending on season

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Chalet Zen, Zermatt Switzerland

Chalet Zen is a luxurious privately owned alpine retreat situated in snow-sure Zermatt. It is discreetly located just a stones throw from the piste and main lift up to the glacier, providing access to all Zermatt and Cervinia ski areas, in an unrivalled position looking up to the majestic Matterhorn, yet only a short stroll into the village.