THE NEW YEAR’S MOST BEAUTIFUL, TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED, AND COVETED LUXURY/SPORTS CARS, SUVs, AND CROSSOVERS

edited by Matt Scanlon

FERRARI 812 SUPERFAST
The brand new Superfast is not just the fastest street legal model in Ferrari’s history, it combines racing performance with suburban manners like simply no other new car. Building on the legacies of the F12berlinetta and F12 TDF, it’s aimed at clients demanding an uncompromising ultra sports car that will also be comfortable enough for daily use. Powered by a new 6.5 liter V12 engine (789 horsepower) and a dual clutch transmission that provides shorter up and down shift times and sharpened throttle response, the result is a 0 to 60 time of 2.8 seconds. Seen in silhouette, the 812 has a fastback sleekness a two box design with a high tail reminiscent of the glorious 365 GTB/4 of 1969. It’s the first Ferrari to sport both electric power steering and the latest 5.0 version of the maker’s patented Side Slip Control. The cabin has been given a sportier, more radical look than the F12’s, with main elements seeming to float, creating an effect of both thoroughbred racing eagerness and lean elegance, and the horizontal dash loops stylishly around the central air vents for a sophisticated, sculptural sensibility. From $335,000*
Ferrari of Central New Jersey / 816 US 1, Edison, NJ / 866.328.4926 / ferrariofcentralnj.com

HUBLOT TECHFRAME FERRARI TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH
First seen at Basel world 2017, this timepiece honored Ferrari’s 70th anniversary and comes in three versions: King Gold, Titanium, and PEEK Carbon each a limited edition run of just 70 pieces. $127,000, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast-Hublot Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph Ref.408.NI.0123.RX

AUDI A7
In its 2019 configuration (though production is actually set to begin this February), Audi has refreshed its mid sized sport back with a chassis featuring new front and rear axles, along with variable four wheel steering (under 37 mph, rear wheels turn in the opposite direction of the front for better maneuverability; above that speed, they turn in the same direction for stability), and an optional self leveling adaptive air suspension. The 3 liter turbo V6 (340 hp) is hitched to a 7 speed S Tronic dual clutch tranny, and will motivate you from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. There’s also a new 48 volt “mild hybrid” lithium ion battery powered motor on board, which allows the A7 to shut its combustion engine o while coasting (between 34 and 99 mph) to save fuel. Happily, Audi replaced last year’s rotary infotainment system controls subbing them for two stacked touchscreens (upper controls entertainment and navigation, the lower, slightly smaller controls climate and other functions). From $69,700Audi
Freehold / 3561 US Route 9, Freehold, NJ / 888.756.4770 / audifreehold.com

DRIVE DE CARTIER WATCH
A bold statement with its unique cushion shaped case, the Drive De Cartier is brought to life by the in house Cartier Manufacture Movement 1904 MC and spiced by a black flinqué dial, white transferred Roman numerals, and a leaf shaped polished steel seconds hand.$6,250, GARYMICHAELSFINEJEWELERY.COM

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Audi A7-Drive De Cartier Watch REF WSNM0009_1

ACURA NSX
The sturdy but largely uninspired Japanese car market of the late ’80s dominated as it was (and still is) by practical family trucksters like the Accord and Camry was goosed in 1989 by the appearance of the very first market ready Asian supercar, the Acura NSX its lines inspired by the body contours of the F 16 ghter jet. It was stupendous in virtually every respect and very well received, but production was suspended in 2005, only to begin again ten years later. The new mid engine NSX is larger than any of its predecessors (11 inches longer than the original), and at 3,600 lbs., about 600 ticks heavier (though carbon fiber components help, along with aluminum structural elements). We love the new nose, with its strip thin array of LEDs underscored by an even narrower line of LED daytime running lights. Its nearly funny car sized side air scoops, along with other intakes, ain’t just for show, either; 10 ducted heat exchangers in all are responsible for cooling the mid mounted twin turbo 3.5 liter DOHC V6, mated to an all new 9 speed dual clutch transmission and Direct Drive Motor. That translates to 573 horsepower and a spirit animal conjuring 0 to 60 time of, yes, three goddamn seconds. From $160,000
Precision Acura of Princeton / 3001 US 1, Lawrenceville, NJ877.872.0338 / precisionacura.com

ZENITH DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 CHRONOGRAPH
A contemporary twist on a classic line specifically the Defy collection that Zenith launched in 1969 this features a titanium case, skeletonized dial, and a new movement. Price available upon request, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM

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BENTLEY MULSANNE EXTENDED WHEELBASE
For that extremely fortunate subset that feels cramped by the already spectacularly capacious interiors of Bentley’s swoopy four door, we have this extended wheelbase version, with an additional 10 inches of rear legroom and a panoramic sunroof. Rear occupants also enjoy the enclosure of supple Mulliner Specication leathers on diamond quilted seats, along with fine veneers, electric privacy curtains, and folding picnic tables. Bespoke options are almost daunting in their diversity, including a choice of more than 100 exterior colors, 11 veneers, and 24 shades of upholstery. Buyers can also specify duotone exterior paint combination as well as 21 inch Radiance wheels. What moves this rolling luxury apartment is a 505 hp, 6.75 liter twin turbo V8, hitched to an 8 speed automatic transmission, with remarkably cheering emissions performance, all things considered. From $375,000
Bentley Edison / 808 US Route 1, Edison, NJ / 855.325.1140 / edisonbentley.com

BREITLING FOR BENTLEY B06S
A special series of the B06, the S model’s more compact diameter accentuates the sleek lines of the case, teamed with a black rubber strap exclusively created for this chronograph as well as the Bentley signature. The black or silver dial is adorned with a raised stamped honeycomb motif matching the knurled bezel design reminiscent of Bentley radiator grilles. Price available upon request, BAJEWELERS.com

Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase

Bentley Mulsanne Extended Wheelbase-Breitling for Bentley B06S REF. RB061221_BE24_743P_R20BA.1

 

 

FORD GT
What some argue is America’s only true hypercar got a fresh redesign last year, so for 2018, we just have some tweaks (second year is always a good one to jump in anyway). The relatively compact 3.5 liter V6 and 7 speed dual clutch automatic transmission (no manual option, sorry) produce a stupendous amount of power (647 hp), while the carbon fiber body panels and aluminum substructures keep things lean all around for better high speed performance. Ford means business as far as that last noun is concerned; its front end was inspired by “keel suspension” designs frequently seen on Le Mans and Formula cars. The Interior is frankly, cramped (as any race car is likely to be), and includes an FIA certified roll cage behind the headliner. Zero to 60 times are under three seconds; just be sure to pay attention and not be distracted by the wonderful automatically retracting wing and back edge flaps. From $450,000
Quality Automall / 55 Route 17 N Rutherford, NJ 855.269.6464 qualityautomall.com

FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD YACHTING TOURBILLON
Muller’s Yachting collection is all about the nautical details, from its deep blue hue to the wind rose adorning the dial. Sporting either automatic or mechanical movements, the line comes in a choice of titanium, 18 karat gold, and stainless steel. $116,600, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM

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Ford GT-Franck Muller Vanguard Yachting Tourbilon Ref. V45TGRCSYACH5NBL

JAGUAR XJ
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Jaguar’s flagship model, now in its 13th design iteration (the latest suitably unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery in London) is longer and wider than the model it replaced. As is customary, there’s both a standard and extended wheelbase version available, but this year also brings an additional member of the family: the XJR575 performance model, built by Jag’s Special Vehicle Operations. XJ’s standard motor is a 340 hp, 3 liter supercharged V6 hitched to an all wheel drive system good for 0 to 60 times of 5.4 seconds. The optional 5 liter supercharged V8 kicks out 470 horsepower, and while the XJR575 uses the same 5 liter V8, it’s tuned to produce a thrilling 575 ponies. Swoopy but assertive styling includes an imposing and upright front grille with mesh detail, full LED headlights, and eye catching LED taillights with a distinctive pinstripe graphic. From $75,400
Ray Catena Jaguar of Edison / 920 US 1, Edison, NJ / 732.205.9000 / raycatenajaguarofedison.com

ULYSSE NARDIN EXECUTIVE SKELETON TOURBILLON
This 45mm flying tourbillon offers an exceptional power reserve of 170 hours. Manual winding, it also features Silicium technology, titanium case with ceramic bezel, a sapphire crystal, water resistance to 100 feet, and, of course, a thrilling open face design. The leather strap comes with a carbon structure folding buckle. Price Available Upon Request, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM

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Jaguar XJ-Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Ref 1713-139

LAMBORGHINI URUS
Named after the primitive wild cattle which were the ancestors of today’s bulls and cows, the Urus might seem at first glance Lambo’s first attempt at an SUV, but actually its first was the LM002, a boxy and V12 propelled Hummer look alike, of which only 300 were made between 1986 and 1992. This one is…better, much better. Described by Lamborghini’s head of design, Mitja Borkert, as the fastest SUV ever built though he might have to duke it out with the Alfa Stelvia crew for that designation (see Alfa’s entry in this guide) it marks 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and tops out at a stunning 190 miles per hour, courtesy of a bi turbo V8 that outputs 650 horsepower. The Urus’s dashboard architecture follows the “Y” theme inspired by iconic Lamborghini models, and the interior can be customized to bend towards elegant or sporty via a range of colors and materials, such as natural leather, wood finish, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Estimated to start at $195,000
Lamborghini Paramus / 401 Route 17 South Paramus, NJ / 866.957.2617lamborghiniparamus.com

ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR SPIDER CARBON
This limited edition model (28 available) features a spider type skeletonized case with a “diamond like carbon” treated crown, case back and “container,” all made from titanium. It also introduces the first ever movement plate and tourbillon upper cage entirely made of carbon. This results in fewer vibrations and enhanced precision. $190,000, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM

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BMWi8
A model Bayerische Motoren Werke (or Bavarian Motor Works) refers to as the “sports car of the future,” the i8 plug in hybrid is available in two variants the i8 Roadster and i8 Coupe the former’s 2019 version having just made its debut at the Los Angeles auto show in December, and which will be market ready in May. Both come equipped with BMW eDrive technology, enabling longer range and more time in pure electric mode. Dressed up in exclusive E Copper Metallic (with matching natural leather upholstery), the two seat Roadster is BMW’s first convertible plug in, and it looks the part, with signature scissor doors, a stream flow design, and cool as hell rear air ducts. Battery weight for both models is mitigated by an aluminum body and carbon fiber “passenger cell,” and propulsion is organized in a novel fashion: the electric motor drives the front wheels, the gasoline motor the rear. Early 0 to 60 times have been marked in the 4.2 second range, with a top speed of 155 mph. No official price at press time for the Roadster, but the i8 Coupe (seen here) starts at $143,400
BMW of Bloomfield / 425 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ / 844.659.0329 / bmwofbloomfield.com

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK CONCEPT GMT TOURBILLON
The Concept GMT reinterprets AP’s Royal Oak shape within a dial free futuristic architecture. Featuring a titanium case, glare proof sapphire crystal and caseback, and white ceramic bezel. Crafted from ceramic, the central bridge of the calibre 2930 movement resonates with the bezel, crown, and second time zone corrector push piece (ceramics are nine times harder than steel) the resulting movement painstaking in design and uber precise. Price available upon request, MATERIALGOODNY.COM

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BMW i8-Audemars Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon Ref. 26580IO.OO.D010CA.01_1

 

RANGE ROVER VELAR
Clues as to the market sweet spot of the new Velar were provided when early UK numbers indicated that no fewer than 20% of its sales were from Range Rover Evoque customers trading up, though the considerable majority were entirely new to the brand. And sold they did; Velar numbers were signicantly higher than forecast, including among tire kickers here in the U.S., so there seems to be a real hunger for a presentation that while about the same size as the more expensive Range Rover Sport is smoother and more unisex-sexy in body contour and more minimalist in approach overall, including a handsome but restrained interior in which physical controls have been winnowed down to a volume knob and a pair of rotary dials. A new Ingenium 2 liter turbo four cylinder (247 hp, 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds) is standard, with a 2 liter turbo four cylinder diesel (180 hp) and a 3 liter supercharged V6 (380 hp) as options, the last jet packing to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and with a 5,512 pound pull capacity. From $49,900Land Rover Edison / 920 Route 1, Edison, NJ / 732.205.9000 / landroveredison.com

CALIBER DE CARTIER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH
Interpreting the classic round face in a novel way, this 42 mm chrono features a mechanical movement with automatic winding, a steel case and faceted steel crown set with a synthetic blue spinel, partially snailed silvered opaline dial with stamped XII numeral, hour markers, aperture, and counter. Oxidized steel sword shaped hands with luminescent coating are simply beautiful. $10,900, GARYMICHAELSFINEJEWELRY.COM

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MASERATI GRANTURISMO
The striking nose of this just redesigned four seater coupe is dominated by a new, deeply cut oval front grille that bears the brand’s signature trident in chrome (its red detailing is a tradition reserved only for the most powerful Maserati models). Available in Sport and track tuned MC versions (the latter seen here), the Gran Turismo’s side pro le inspired by the historic Maserati Tipo 60/62 race car features signature styling cues such as triple air vent apertures in the front flanks and triangular C pillars on which the iconic Saetta logo is displayed. Interior details pick up on the dynamic themes of the body fine-tuned luxury, to be sure, but with a sense of uncluttered purposefulness, with details like soft Alcantara trim on the backs of the gearshift paddles and a newly designed dashboard mix of analog and digital instrumentation that keeps eyes where they belong on the results of Maserati’s gorgeously tuned 4.7 liter, 454 hp V8, that revs to a thrilling 7,500 RPMs. Sport model from $132,975; MC model from $150,000 Maserati of Central New Jersey / 816 US 1, Edison, NJ / 855.648.6920 / maseratiofcentralnj.com

OMEGA SPEEDMASTER RACING CO AXIAL CHRONOGRAPH
This striking take on the classic Speed master is a compact 40mm and features a stainless steel case with a fixed black aluminium bezel (with tachymeter scale) and a black rubber strap. Also featuring a red dial with silver tone hands and stick hour markers and minute markers around the outer rim (all luminescent). Three black sub dials display 60 second, 30 minute, and 12 hour intervals. $4,700, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM

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Maserati GranTurismo-Omega Speedmaster Racing Co-Axial Chronograph 40mm Ref 326.32.40.50.11.001_1

 

PORSCHE 911 CARRERA GTS
In the increasingly diverse 911 line we have this thoroughly high end but not quite GT3 level lunacy GTS that to us, neatly occupies a space of at once relative affordability and super performance. A fresh design in many respects, 0 to 60 gures were unavailable at time of press (our best guesses is 3.5 seconds), but power comes from a 3 liter twin turbo six cylinder engine that produces 450 horsepower, hitched to a 7 speed manual (thank the gods!) transmission. Porsche Proprietary Stability Management and Torque Vectoring systems, plus center lock 20 inch Turbo S wheels (in lovely satin black) provide race car cornering, but with a ride still suitable for running errands. The Connect Plus system includes online navigation, Apple Car Play, a telephone module, and wireless Internet access. From $120,000 Ray Catena Porsche / 920 U.S. Highway 1, Edison, NJ / 732.205.9000 / ray-catena.porschedealer.com

TAG CARRERA HEUER 02 TOURBILLON BLACK CHRONOGRAPH
A remarkable buy for a flying tourbillon, particularly given the fact that all fitting, assembly, and adjustment work is performed by hand. The case is made from grade 5 titanium for exceptional lightness, strength, and shock resistance, and incorporates no fewer than 12 modular components. $17,000, NEVESJEWELERS.COM

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ALFA ROMEO STELVIO QUADRIFOGLIO
The Stelvio is Italy’s highest mountain pass, and Highway 38, which crosses it over 15 miles in length and with more than 75 hairpin bends has iconic status. As part of its gradual reintroduction to the American marketplace, Turin, Italy based Alfa Romeo has rolled out something new in it’s more than 100 year history: a U.S. released SUV, its name, taken from that legendary pass. The Stelvio pro le honors the squat, swoopy lines of Alfa’s Giulia sedan, only with an extended hatch section, and at 15 feet in length and 5.5 feet high, sits more like a compact than a family truckster. By far the quickest of the three Stelvio models available is the Quadrifoglio, featuring a 505 hp twin turbo V6 hitched to an 8 speed automatic transmission. It’s described by Alfa as “the fastest SUV in the world,” and they have proof: the Quadrifoglio set the record for quickest lap by a sports utility on the Nürburgring Nordschleife track, with a time of just under eight minutes. Estimated price from $77,000Ray Catena Alfa Romeo / 2133 NJ 35 #1, Oakhurst, NJ / 877.962.2593 / raycatenaalfaromeo.com

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH
With its sizeable 42 mm diameter, an octagonal bezel with eight screws, and the trademark dial featuring AP’s “tapisserie” pattern, this piece is begging for attention. Push piece guards fitted to the case increase the sturdiness and amplify the strong lines $41,800, MATERIALGOODNY.COM

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio-Audemars Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph REF. 26405CE.OO.A002CA.01

MERCEDES BENZ G 500 4×42
A fresh and wonderfully bonkers 4×4 presentation for Mercedes, this G-Class o roader inspired in part by Merc’s G 63 AMG 6×6 and ready for any zombie apocalypse sits on a newly developed variable chassis and is seven feet wide, seven feet, nine inches tall and has nearly 18 inches of ground clearance. The 4 liter V8 bi turbo offers wondrously smooth and aggressive power through the entire RPM arc (0 to 60 achieved in less than six seconds) and comparatively low emissions out of the very cool looking side pipes in front of the rear wheels. Permanent all wheel drive, an off road reduction in the transfer case, portal axles, and three lockable differentials speak to this being not just a luxury six seater (part of the interior ambience is attributable to a Designo Exclusive package, with dashboard, center console, and armrests in the doors styled in black leather with white contrasting topstitching), but also one that will ford rivers and tame roads that make typical SUVs break out in flop sweats. From $270,000 Ray Catena Mercedes-Benz/ 910 Rt.1 North, Edison NJ 08817/ 800.639.2886/ raycatena.com

CASIO G SHOCK ANALOG DIGITAL WATCH
Ready for damn near anything, the G Shock is yes, shock resistant but also repels magnetic distortions and is water resistant to a remarkable 600 feet. It also features an auto LED Light with Afterglow and world time indicators. Yellow resin is molded onto the inside of the band for added impact. $120, CASALEJEWELERS.NET

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ROLLS ROYCE GHOST
Available in base and extended wheelbase con gurations, the Ghost’s modern finishes and contrasting leather highlights create surprisingly dynamic visuals for such a storied ultra luxe sedan. Rolls’s increasing emphasis on bespoke features allows customers to choose their own color scheme for the hand stitched leatherwork, including the steering wheel. They can also add personalized piping and stitching for the seats. Craftspeople at the Good wood, West Sussex, UK production facilities hand make each wood veneered part, a process that can take up to 14 days (each set of veneers coming from a single tree, creating a seamless flow). e 12 cylinder, 48 valve, 560 horsepower motor is sufficient to propel this 5,500 pound car from 0 to 60 in a simply astonishing 4.7 seconds, which is off the line performance identical to a Maserati Gran Cabrio, ladies and gentlemen. From $311,000Paul Miller Rolls Royce / 250 U.S. 46 West, Parsippany, NJ / 855.637.9339 / paulmillerrollsroyce.com

ROLEX DAY DATE 40 ICE BLUE BAGUETTE DIAMOND DIAL PLATINUM PRESIDENT AUTOMATIC
The 18k platinum case with a platinum Rolex President bracelet is just the beginning. The Ice Blue dial with silver tone hands and baguette diamond hour markers make for a gorgeous contrast. With an automatic movement, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, screw down crown, and concealed crown clasp. Price available upon request, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM

Rolls-Royce Ghost

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DODGE CHALLENGER SRT DEMON
Just released last fall, this predatory muscle car is made for reasons that we honestly knowing all too well our 35 mph running errands world can’t fathom beyond its drag racing potential, but who cares? Standard models, mind you, come equipped with a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 that flame throws 808 horsepower, but those with additional hunger for many of New Jersey townships’ 100 miles per hour and over maximum penalties (including judges considering county jail time, not to exceed 15 days) can opt for the 840 hp Demon Crate package, which will slingshot its crazed driver to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. Wherever possible, weight saving measures were taken to maximize thrills, including making passenger seats optional. Make your reservation now, as they only made 3,000 of the fastest American production cars currently on the market. From $84,995Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge / 1655 Route 46, Little Falls, NJ / 888.488.0362 / route46chryslerjeepdodge.net

IWC PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN
Inspired by the elite flying school for U.S. Navy pilots, Top Gun, this 44mm timepiece emphasizes readability perhaps above all else, and features a ceramic case and black dial and a titanium push button. The 89631 calibre movement displays stopped hours and minutes on a subdial at “12 o’clock” while seconds can be read from the central hand. $10,900, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon-IWC Pilot's TOP GUN Watch Ref IW389001_1