Take a peek at some truly lux­u­ri­ous and ex­tra­or­di­nary cre­ations

From record- break­ing su­pery­achts to gem- en­crusted boots, lux­ury reached ever greater heights in 2017, and here are some high­lights

Malaysia Tatler Society - - 2018 CONTENTS -

On pa­per, the cars of the fu­ture seem im­pos­si­bly per­fect. Of­ten all-elec­tric, they’re safer than to­day’s ve­hi­cles and if you’re feel­ing tired, lots of them will even drive for you. But such perfection makes con­cept cars seem a lit­tle, shall we say, bor­ing. Not so Lamborghini’s Terzo Mil­len­nio. De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with en­gi­neers from the Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, the Terzo Mil­len­nio re­as­sures rev­heads that the safer, eco-friendly cars of the fu­ture can be just as much fun as the petroldriven ones of to­day. Rather than in­stalling bat­ter­ies, Lamborghini and MIT are work­ing on pi­o­neer­ing tech­nol­ogy that will en­able the car to gen­er­ate its own power through in­no­va­tive pan­els in its body­work. The Terzo Mil­len­nio will also be self-heal­ing, with sen­sors in the car’s chas­sis di­rect­ing ‘heal­ing chemistries’ to any cracks that ap­pear in the car­bon-fi­bre chas­sis. Cru­cially for car fans, Lamborghini and MIT have also de­signed a sound sys­tem to mimic the en­gine and ex­haust notes of the su­per­cars of to­day. So while the car will be bet­ter for the planet and safer for you, the en­gine will pro­duce just the same in­tox­i­cat­ing roar as the Lam­borgh­i­nis we al­ready know and love.

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