No city in the world loves a flashy car more than Hong Kong. It would be almost impossible to cruise around any given car park for all of five minutes without coming across the routine cluster of BMWs, Mercedes' and even Ferraris. So what is the next step for the bona fide car fanatic who has everything? If your wallet will permit, we recommend the following to satisfy even the choosiest speed demon.
Speaking of which, no one has more of a hunger for adventure than James Bond himself. The new Aston Martin DBS V12 will be positioned as a sportier version of the DB9 with design elements from both DBRS9 and DBR9 international racing cars. Though the company are keeping mum about the exact details of the vehicle, we foresee a more advanced 6.0L V12 with over 500 horsepower and a standard semi-automatic transmission. The model sports a brand new graphite grey exterior with a blue tint appropriately dubbed 'Casino Ice' and production is believed to be limited to a mere 300 units, priced at almost US$250,000 a piece.
For US$100,000 more you can set your mits on the Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Roaster which was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2006. A facelift for the coupe version, it features a 6.5 L engine, now producing 640 bhp to significantly improve performance. Like the base model, the engine has been mounted 'backwards' with the transmission at the very back of the car. Finally, a few minor external changes were made with a focus on the low air intakes, resulting in a magnificent beast of a car.
Should you require something a touch more flighty and better suited to Hong Kong roads, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS may be just what the doctor ordered. The Porsche 997 version was released in Europe in October 2006 and features the adoption of a wider rear than the Carrera 4 models, increasing rear track width and improving handling. The factory claims a top speed of 193 mph and 0-60 time of four seconds using a 415 hp engine. Any of the aforementioned will boost street cred considerably, as you watch the others eat your dust.