The Real Deal New York

The Last Word from the Sept/Oct 2016 issue of Luxury Listings NYC

By Maggie Peikon and Isabel Schwab | September 09, 2016 12:00PM

Fast cars that will set your heart racinginfiniti

1Crossover With Class: Infiniti gives the crossover a chic makeover. The 2017 QX30 is the new go-to model for those looking for functionality and a little extra room. This crossover has 208 horsepower and a top speed of 131 mph. Its interior is as eye-catching as its exterior, with nappa leather on the seats and on the dash, too. With safety in mind, the QX30 comes with forward-collision and blind-spot warning, park assist and forward emergency braking. Starting at $30,945; from www.infinitiusa.com

2The Lighter Lotus: If you’ve got a need for speed, the 2017 Lotus Evora 400 should fit the bill: It reaches a top speed of 186 mph. With 400 horsepower, this is Lotus’ fastest road car yet, and it goes from 0 to 60 in just 4.1 seconds. It’s also more than 90 pounds lighter than its predecessor. The body is built for easy entry, so you’ll slide into the cockpit with ease. Starting at $91,900; from www.lotuscars.com

3Three-Wheeled Cruiser: Grab your helmets. If you’re looking for a wild ride, look no further than the 2017 Polaris Slingshotslingshot SL. This two-seat, three-wheeled motorcycle sits low to the ground and hugs the curves. The cockpit’s console includes an LCD screen, back-up camera for added safety and hands-free Bluetooth compatibility. Starting at $25,499; from www.polaris.com

4Seven-Speed Stunner: Let the record show: The Bugatti Chiron is the world’s fastest (street legal) car, and it’s not for the timid. It’s got a lot of ponies. This supercar, with a W-16 engine, boasts a staggering 1,500 horsepower and a top speed of 261 mph. Like the Veyron it replaces, the Chiron is a limited edition intended for billionaires. To make it one of a kind, owners have their choice of customizable options. $2.68 million; from www.bugatti.com

5Worth The Wait: It’s been years of waiting, but the self-driving Tesla Model 3 is finally coming to the market. Like all other Teslas, performance and sustainability are the key factors. Per charge, the five-seater Model 3 has a range of 215 miles. The sedan can move pretty quickly too, accelerating from 0 to 60 in less than six seconds. The Model 3 will be available in 2017, but can be reserved for $1,000. Starting at $35,000; from www.tesla.com

6Glass-Hatch Head Turner: McLaren’s first hatchback, the 570GT, leaves little to be desired. The panoramic glass roof in McLaren+570GTthis two-seat, two-door coupe brings in light, views and the welcome illusion of more space. The 570GT’s 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 springs
into action, taking the car from 0 to 60 in just 2.8 seconds — and to a max speed of
204 mph.
Starting at $198,950; from www.cars.mclaren.com

Aircraft to wing you through the open skies

1Jetting to LAX: Gulfstream’s new G500, a smaller but still lavish version of the G550, is all about space, speed and range. It can accommodate 19 passengers and comfortably sleep eight, reach speeds of more than 700 mph and is a good choice to get you out to the Left Coast. Storage space is ample, and buyers have a choice of custom finishes, including handmade carpets. You’ll want something suitably lush underfoot while gazing out of one of the cabin’s 14 windows. $44.7 million; from www.gulfstream.com

2License To Thrill: Before takeoff, you’ll need a sport pilot license to fly the two-seater Icon A5. It’ll be worth the training ICON-FLYING-time, though. The Icon A5 has a unique ability to adapt to its environment, so no paved runway, no problem. It can take off from land and water and reaches a max speed of 109 mph. Its wings fold in so that it can be easily towed. For safety, the plane has a spin-resistant airframe and comes equipped with a built-in parachute. $185,000; from www.iconaircraft.com

3Get To The CHOPPER: Quiet isn’t the first word that comes to mind when the subject is helicopters. Airbus Helicopters claims noise control was one of the many goals behind the H160, which accommodates 12 passengers. The H160 features blades with unusual curves, which reduce drag and noise. Airbus is currently accepting letters of intent from purchasers. From www.airbushelicopters.com

4Turboprop fit for print: Don’t underestimate the Cessna Denali. Passengers will be pleased with the amenities and comfort 4-Cessna---CAC0409_Denaliit has to offer, as this plane is intended to feel less like a single-engine turboprop and more like a private jet. Integral parts of the turboprop are created from 3D printing. The Denali is a six-seater with a range of 1,600 nautical miles. $4.8 million; from www.cessna.txtav.com

5Comfort In The Clouds: Your passengers will undoubtedly take note of the comfort of the Dassault Falcon 8X’s cabin. The 8X boasts the longest cabin of all Falcon jets. Equipped with three engines and capable of a range of 6,450 nautical miles, the Falcon 8X will get you where you need to go — and fast. Falcon also claims a 35 percent lower operating cost for the 8X as compared to other similar jets. $58 million; from www.dassaultfalcon.com

6Driving change: After 20-plus years of anticipation, the Honda Aircraft Company’s first HondaJet is set to launch. The 6-HONDA-newcomer features innovations such as an over-the-wing engine mount. HondaJet claims this design lends more space to the cabin, minimizes noise and increases fuel efficiency. This jet seats four to five people in its cabin. $4.85 million; from www.hondajet.com

Gear that helps you survive fashion week

1Clear up: Nothing wreaks havoc on your skin more than the late nights of Fashion Week. Thankfully, the serums in this light and portable set from the all-natural brand Immunocologie can reduce any redness or puffiness on your face, making you look bright and fresh (even when you don’t feel that way). $165; from www.immunocologie.com

2Take it to Go: There’s a lot to schlep around between shows, and as appealing as a tiny little clutch is, it certainly won’t be sufficient to pack it all in. This stylish backpack from Balenciaga is not only completely on trend this season, it’s also roomy and comfortable. And the pop of color is perfect for attracting the attention of the street-style photogs. $1,765; from www.net-a-porter.com

3You Gotta Wear Shades: Take a cue from Anna Wintour and consider wearing your sunglasses indoors; they allow you to gosunglasses makeup-free and as a bonus, also conceal your expression if you find yourself less than pleased with a show. This oversize pair from Gentle Monster is perfect for hiding behind. $230; from www.en.gentlemonster.com

4Take a Break: Sure, your new Prada heels are absolutely stunning. But at the Battery-Caseend of the day, when you’re racing to catch a cab, they may not be your best bet. Made from recycled fabrics, these flats from Rothy’s are light enough to throw in your bag and chic enough that you won’t be embarrassed to be caught wearing them. $145; from www.rothys.com 

5Recharge: It’s a classic Fashion Week story: You see something amazing, get your phone out to snap a picture of it and realize your phone’s batteries are completely drained. Keep your iPhone full of life with this case from Apple, which provides an additional 12 hours of Internet use and up to 25 hours of talk time. $99; from www.apple.com