Edition 50: The Luxury Briefing

This week in luxury, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates welcome a new member into the $100 billion wealth club. And Chanel secures its spot as one of China's top brands for the second year in a row.
Porsche Boxster Bergspyder
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One of a kind Porsche

The Boxster Bergspyder is based on a 981 Boxster, the result was a single-seater sports car without a top, door handles or windscreen. As with the Porsche hillclimb racing cars from the late 1960s, there was only a flat, transparent wind deflector which extended around the driver and ended at the doors. The team of engineers and designers created a cover to extend from the windscreen to the engine compartment. This tarpaulin paid homage to the 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster.

The world’s wealth club gets a new member

Earlier this week, LVMH’s chairman Bernard Arnault officially joined the world’s most exclusive wealth club. According to Business of Fashion, Bernard Arnault is currently worth $100.4 billion. The tycoon’s current fortune has increased by almost $32 billion this year. This net worth equals more than 3 percent of France’s economy.

Chanel tops China’s top 100 brand list

According to the Luxury Society, Chanel has kept its spot as one of the top brands in China for the second year in a row. The French-owned luxury company has been able to maintain its brand value with Chinese consumers, and is currently one of the only brands that has managed surpass Samsung in the Asian market.

Aston Martin DB4 Zagato Continuation is back

The Aston Martin DB4 Zagato Continuation is in production. Aston Martin and Zagato first came together with the reveal of the DB4 GT Zagato at the Earl’s Court Motor Show in 1960. Only 19 of these supercars will be made and each will cost a little over $7.5 million. Initially designed with aerodynamics and lightweight in mind – to make the DB4 GT quicker on-track – nobody could have known that this car would provide the spark for one of the motoring industry’s greatest ever double-acts.

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