Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The $80,000 Hyundai

No more than a couple years ago, it would've been laughable to pay more than $30k for any vehicle with the Hyundai badge on it. We here at Carlyle Motor Club were admittedly skeptical when they released their heralded Genesis sedan in 2007 as a 2008 model with a base price of $32,250. With a fully-appointed Genesis priced at $43,525, it's hard to fault us for mocking Hyundai previously known as a poor man's Honda....previously.

Now the joke is on us. Since 2007, the Genesis has proven to be a big problem for Lexus as a fully-loaded Genesis offers similar performance, more features, and arguably better styling than the GS350 at a significantly lower price, (the GS350 has a base price of $45,000, a fully equipped GS similar to that of a fully equipped Genesis will run you roughly $54,000).

With the introduction of the Equus, Hyundai has its sights set on Lexus' flagship model, the LS460. Starting at $64,700, the Equus offers upgrades like tilting rear seats, massagers, and rear TV screens. An Equus equipped with all of these options brings the price to $81,200.

Needless to say, we've already received several inquiries on the Equus and can't keep the Genesis sedan nor the coupe in stock due to their immense popularity. The Equus is scheduled to hit Hyundai dealerships in mid-July.

For those looking for the best value and are not so concerned with the badge, its tough to go wrong with the Genesis or the Equus. Contact us today at (888) 804-7852 for information on how to get added to the waiting list for leasing the Equus with NO CREDIT CHECK.

Move Over Bugatti: Make Way for the Citroen GT Supercar ($2.4 million)

There were several talks regarding the production of the GTbyCitroen Concept but today it was officially confirmed: the supercar will be built! According to our sources, the concept received green light from company’s product boss Vincent Besson and will receive a price tag around €1.3 million.

Regarding the production version, this will keep most of the features showed by the concept and this includes: carbon-fiber construction and eccentric interior details. Under the hood, we will have a V8 engine manufactured by GM or Ford and capable to deliver over 500 hp. The official debut of the production version will be made in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show!

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Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz E-Class convertible

The engineers at Mercedes-Benz are working tirelessly to get the all-new E-Class cabrio ready for its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. So much so that they appear to be bringing dates along for a ride in the chop-topped mules.

These newest shots of the
2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible are the first we've seen with the cloth top stowed away, and they reveal an interesting detail: a retractable wind deflector mounted on the top of the windshield.

Like Audi, Mercedes has opted to forgo the folding hard-top treatment for the new E, allowing the automaker to retain the coupe's hard-edged style and keep the curb weight in check. When the E-Class Convertible arrives in dealerships early next year, expect a range of six- and eight-cylinder powerplants, including the range-topping E500.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Jadakiss 5th of 5 Artists Scheduled to Perform at Carlyle Motor Club Sponsored BET Awards Post Event

"These are pedestrian bars for the civilians/ shoes is Italian, handguns Brazilian" -Jadakiss

Carlyle Motor Club is thrilled to announce Def Jam/Rocafella recording artist Jadakiss as the 5th and final performer at our BET Awards Post Event happening this Sunday June 28th here in Los Angeles!

Mentioned in many hip hop aficionado circles as a top 10 rapper dead or alive, Jadakiss is continuing to set the music world on fire with his latest release "The Last Kiss". With a lineup like this, the BET Awards Post Event may end up being a bigger and better spectacle than the actual award show!

The Last Kiss: A Review of Jadakiss' Third Album

He's a master of multisyllabic punchlines and more often than not you'll find yourself hitting rewind to catch some sharp lyric of his. He's been in the game since 1994 on several high profile labels (Bad Boy, Ruff Ryders, and Roc-A-Fella) and earned the respect of his peers in the industry having collaborated with nearly every elite emcee (B.I.G., Eminem, Jay-Z, DMX, Nas, Lil Wayne, etc.)


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Eve 4th of 5 Artists Performing at Carlyle Motor Club Sponsored BET Awards Post Event

The Carlyle Motor Club is ecstatic to be welcoming Grammy-Award winning musician Eve as the 4th of 5 performers scheduled to hit the stage for our BET Awards Post event this Sunday night. Having sold over 7 million records worldwide, Eve has also been quite the success in the acting and fashion design fields having landed her own sitcom AND founded her own fashion line.

Stay tuned as we will be announcing the 5th and final performer of the BET Awards Post event tomorrow.


Eve will kick off her triumphant return to music later this year with the release of her fourth studio album, “Flirt.” After her 1999 debut, “Ruff Ryders’ First Lady,” went double platinum, her critically acclaimed sophomore album garnered tremendous cross-over appeal with the Grammy Award-winning hit “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” featuring Gwen Stefani. In 2002, she appeared in the action blockbuster “xXx” alongside VinDiesel. Her additional film credits include “Barbershop” with Ice Cube and “The Cookout” with Queen Latifah. She is also set to star in the Fox Searchlight film “Whip It!” directed by Drew Barrymore. In 2003, the former Ruff Ryder produced and starred in “Eve,” a sitcom about a fashion designer that ran for three seasons. Soon after, life imitated art when she launched her clothing line, Fetish.


Porsche Design Commemorates Launch of new Panamera with Special Collection

Porsche Design has long since evolved from an automotive design studio into a company offering a wide range of highly desirable products, sold worldwide through their own dedicated stores, along with special design work for other companies as well. But all the while they haven't forgotten their roots. As if to demonstrate just that, the studio has launched a new collection to compliment the new Panamera four-door grand touring car from their automotive sister-company. The collection includes all manner of clothing and accessories for men, women and children, as well as a line of Swiss-made timepieces and a set of fitted luggage. The latter is made of lightweight aluminum and polycarbonate, designed to fit in the trunk space of the new Panamera and available in the same exterior colors to provide a fresh take on the traditional soft-sided fitted luggage offered by other luxury automakers.

[Editor's Note] Carlyle Motor Club has already begun collecting deposits for this vehicle. If interested in placing down a deposit to become one of the first to lease this vehicle, (NO CREDIT CHECK), please contact us at (888) 804-7852 and ask for sales. You can also visit us online at www.carlylemotorclub.com (Luggage collection not included)

Porsche Spyder Prepares Its Big Comeback

The Porsche Spyder, one of the most respected names in the history of sports cars, is making a comeback and there are images that demonstrate how it will look like when it gets here by 2013.

Coming with the platform of the VW Bluesport Concept, a platform that will be share with the upcoming Audi R2, the latest compact Porsche will keep the company’s reputation for unequalled driving dynamics, although in a much lightweight, economical and less expensive form compared to all models in the recent past. The latest Spyder will sport a canvass roof and will offer the same open-air driving sensation as the Boxster, although it is just 3.99 meters in length, much smaller than the current entry-level Porsche. The car will be powered by a variant of the 200bhp 2.0 TFSI powerplant borrowed from the Volkswagen Golf GTI, which is installed behind the driver and, for better handling stability, between the two axles. The same powerplant will feature in a Sport variant, but it will be tuned to generate 280bhp.

Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG by MKB Tuning

Although the tuning specialist MKB is not as famous as other German tuners, it has nevertheless come up with some of the most elegant and potent upgrades in the field, particularly where Mercedes-Benz cars are concerned.

The tuner’s most current creation is patterned after the twin-turbocharged CL65 AMG Coupe although a lot of the styling and performance revision can also be utilized in any model in the CL-Class such as the basic CL500/550 model. The upgrade package is dubbed the MKB 65/12 BT and comes with a number of subtle styling revisions together with engine, wheel and tire enhancements. With MKB modifications the CL65 powerplant power yield was bumped from 517hp (385kW) in the standard model to 750hp (560kW). Top torque was also raised to 922lb-ft (1,250Nm).

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Clipse 3rd of 5 Artists Performing at Carlyle Motor Club Sponsored BET Awards Event

The Carlyle Motor Club is happy to announce rap duo, The Clipse as the 3rd of 5 performers at our BET Awards Post Event. Signed to Pharell's label imprint, Star Trak, The Clipse has been instrumental in defining the hip hop landscape over the past 8 years.

With the release of their latest single "Kinda Like a Big Deal" featuring Kanye West, The Clipse are a very welcome addition to an increasingly potent lineup of celebrity performers at our event. Stay tuned for the 4th of our 5 performers tomorrow!

The Clipse and Kanye West first listen: 'Kinda Like a Big Deal'

For fans of the Clipse, the Virginia rap duo's upcoming third album, Till the Casket Drops, is a big deal, indeed. So it was with great pleasure that I ventured out tonight to hear the album's first teaser single, the appropriately titled "Kinda Like a Big Deal," which features a guest spot from Kanye West and should be released for public consumption on March 9. Super-instant react: It's dope.


2010 BMW M7 Images Revealed

Out of nowhere, photos of the BMW 7 Series M-Sport Package were released onto the internet today and it’s better than we expected. If the new 7 Series was already a car close to our hearts, with the released of this new M Package, it got even closer.

The M Sport Package will be available for the 745d, a model sold in the UK market. On the outside, the car receives the usual M Package upgrades: a more aggressive front fascia with a much sportier looking bumper and design; the rear-end bumper has also been slightly redesigned and a set of wheels which will probably be available only with this package.

Moving inside, the M options seen in the other packages are present here as well, starting with the M steering wheel, M shifter and even if not shown here, M footrest. We expect to see BMW offering a Carbon Fiber trim as well.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Electrik Red 2nd of 5 Artists Performing at Carlyle Motor Club Sponsored BET Awards Event

We here at Carlyle Motor Club are pleased to announce Def Jam's R&B sensation Electrik Red as the 2nd of 5 performers that will be hitting the stage at our exclusive BET Awards Post Event. Discovered by The Dream, Electrik Red is poised to make a huge impact on the music scene with their debut album.

Stay tuned as tomorrow we shall be revealing the name of the 3rd of 5 performers that we're honored to have at our event!

Def Jam’s Electrik Red ready to make an impact

Under the legendary record label Def Jam, Electrik Red brings an edgy brand of R&B and hip-hop that exemplifies the future sound of music. Hailing from New York City and Canada, the all-girl group Electrik Red comprises Naomi, Sarah, Lesley and Binkie. Their debut album How To Be a Lady Vol. 1 drops March 24.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Big Sean 1st of 5 Artists Performing at Carlyle Motor Club Sponsored BET Awards Event

We're happy to have Big Sean perform at our BET Awards Post event this coming Sunday the 28th. Big Sean is signed to Kanye West's label G.O.O.D. Music and has a huge buzz building in the hip hop industry.

Stay tuned as tomorrow we shall be revealing the name of the 2nd of 5 performers that we're honored to have at our event!

Kanye West Almost Walked Away From Latest Protege Big Sean.

'I tapped him on the shoulder and was like, 'I'm an aspiring MC ... Can I rap for you?' '' Sean says of meeting West, in Mixtape Daily.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ferrari California receives 500 HP attitude adjustment at the hands of Edo Competition

Despite its position as the 'approachable' Prancing Horse, Ferrari's new California folding hardtop is
a heck of an impressive drive all the way around. However, that hasn't stopped some quarters from suggesting that it's a bit compromised and a bit too effeminate to be a proper Maranello supercar. While we think that's nonsensical, we admit a little toughening up couldn't hurt to silence the doubters.

Enter German tuner Edo Competition, which has just taken the wraps off of their own fettled California. Looking suitably foreboding in black with larger matching alloys, Edo has tweaked the car's 4.3-liter V8 engine to deliver 500 horsepower (+40). That nice, round number arrives courtesy of a remapped ECU and a pair of high-flow cats that feed into a new cockpit-adjustable exhaust system. The engine's torque level doesn't swell quite as much, peaking at 369 lb-ft (@ 5,200 rpm), but nevertheless, EDO says the car is good for a 0-62 mph run in 3.9 seconds and a top end of 315 km/h (196 mph). Oddly, Ferrari says the box-stock Cali will get to 60 mph in "under 4 seconds," so there's probably not much of a difference between the two on the low end, although Edo's top speed is 5 kmph faster than when it left the factory.

Friday, June 19, 2009

World's Most Expensive SUV Goes on Sale for $300,000

One of the very first models of the Spyker D8 Peking-to-Paris, the world's most expensive SUV, is being offered for sale via global online luxury marketplace JamesList for about $300,000. Made by the Dutch supercar company, the Peking-to-Paris was originally styled the D12 and featured a V12 engine in concept form, but will be fitted with a V8 for production.

The vehicle is being offered for delivery shortly after the Frankfurt Motor Show in September where the production version will make its long-awaited debut. The custom-built four-wheel drive four-door is styled a "Super Sport Utility Vehicle" or SSUV, with supercar performance. The Peking-to-Paris model commemorates Spyker's participation in the 1907 cross-country race of that name. The incredibly luxurious interior is completely fitted out in glove-soft leather. Luxist

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Young Life Custom Carlyle Motor Club Verse

Here is the verse Far West Entertainment/Universal Records hip hop recording artist Young Life recorded for Carlyle. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Carlyle Motor Club to Host Exclusive 2009 BET Awards Post Party

Get your dancing shoes ready! Carlyle Motor Club along with Billboard Magazine will be sponsoring what will ultimately be THE place to be following the BET Awards on June 28th! Additional details will be revealed in upcoming days including who will be hosting (hint: they will be playing a "prominent" role in the BET Awards ceremony), who will be performing. where it will be held, and who the special invited guests are.

Special thanks to the additional sponsors for this event including Perrier-Jouet & LATour. This event will not be open to the public, however check back frequently for your chance to win VIP tickets w/ bottle service!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Young Life Video Shoot for Carlyle Commercial

On Sunday afternoon while the LA Lakers were busy winning their 15th championship in that franchise's storied history, we here at Carlyle Motor Club were busy shooting yet another music video/commercial in an effort to make some history of our own. (To Derek Hunt: money never sleeps, it also doesnt take time out to watch basketball games LOL) This time around, we were honored to have Far West Entertainment/Universal Records hip hop recording artist Young Life bless us with an awesome custom Carlyle verse.

The shoot started with a caravan throughout the streets of the San Fernando Valley that included a Mercedes Benz CL63, a Mercedes Benz SL550 AMG, a Lexus GS450, and a BMW 650i. President of Carlyle, Geoff Hull, also brought the Rolls Royce Phantom out just to reaffirm Carlyle Motor Club's place among the elite LA area luxury & exotic car dealerships [Editor's Note] Shout out to our friends at Far West Ent. who we were following, for having the presence of mind to pull over to the side of the road to let the LAPD squad cars that were trailing us go ahead of us and pass us by while we were caravanning. I'm sure they ran our plates and were disappointed to discover all of our cars are clean and in good standing. Haters come in all shapes & sizes. But I digress...

Acclaimed director John Colombo was on his "A" game as he got some awesome driving & performance shots of Young Life doing his thing in & around the BMW 650i Convertible. The 650i ended up being the showpiece of the video. Yes, we closed off an entire street to shoot this video...

All in all it was a great shoot and should end up yielding yet another masterpiece Carlyle commercial. Special thanks to Tasiri from Black Wall Street, Arman from Far West Entertainment, photographer Jorge Peniche, Emil of Emsar Design for putting it all together for us, and of course Young Life.

Stay tuned as we'll be leaking the Young Life Carlyle verse in the next couple days, the behind-the-scenes pictures & footage from the video shoot next week, and of course releasing the Young Life commercial for Carlyle in upcoming months! In the meantime, check out our past commercials from Raekwon, Joe Budden, and Freekey Zekey at www.carlylemotorclub.com

The Search for a Carlyle Spokeswoman Continues...

This past weekend was a busy one for Carlyle as we held auditions for a Carlyle Spokeswoman/Model on Friday night. Auditions were held at Minx Restaurant & Lounge in Glendale, CA. With a bevy of beautiful aspiring models in a gorgeous venue, what more could us car guys ask for on a Friday night?

Hosted by Lil Shawn of The Beat in Phoenix, the auditions were held in an "American Idol"-esque format with 3 celebrity judges that included hip hop recording artist Krondon of the group Strong Arm Steady, wifey of acclaimed music video director John Colombo, Poppy, and lastly Shade 45's Rude Jude.

Each "contestant" was asked a series of tough, car-related questions designed to test their knowledge of luxury & exotic cars. Prospects were judged on their appearance, personality, and ability to maintain composure.

As of this publishing, no ladies have been selected. However, a good time was had by all. Check back frequently to www.carlylemotorclub.com for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of this jaw-droppingly hilarious audition!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG Typhoon by Hamann

The German tuning specialist Hamann has recently removed the wraps off of its latest creation, the new Typhoon which was based on the Mercedes Benz G55 AMG. The Hamann Typhoon comes with 600Hp (441kw) and 782nm (576lb/sq ft.) of top torque. Click the "Read Article" link for additional pictures. This is Poppy's favorite car...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Carlyle Motor Club Featured in XXL Magazine

Yesterday we were featured in the premier online hip hop publication, XXL Magazine. The Raekwon commercial coupled with our slick new website has the internet buzzing with Carlyle Motor Club mentions. Thanks for all the positive feedback and continue to stay tuned for more from the Carlyle Motor Club!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE

The pricing for the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE is beginning to emerge following the reveal of the model at the Geneva event last March. The package consists essentially of enhanced performance and stability components.

Featured in the suspension of the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano HGTE is a rear anti-roll bar, more rigid springs and revised shocks. To provide quicker throttle response the ECU has been modified while at the same time the gearbox was given a new, high performance configuration. Also included in the package is a new exhaust system. Pricing for the package is a little below 30,000 Euros over the price of the whole vehicle!

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Mercedes Benz CL-Class AMG Convertible

There simply aren't enough superlatives to describe how gorgeous this vehicle is. As many of our clients know, the Mercedes Benz CL-Class, (the 550, 63, 600, & 65), are perhaps the most popular and difficult to obtain cars for Carlyle Motor Club. A CL may last 1 hour on our inventory list before it's snapped up by an eager customer, that's IF it can even make it to the inventory list. Our waiting list for these reads like a short novella. The love affair runs deep for that car. And that's just for the regular coupe version...

Newport Convertible Engineering in Newport Beach has upped the ante by chopping the top on this beloved piece of automotive engineering whereby creating one of the most desireable convertibles we've ever seen here at Carlyle. Though we're slightly disappointed that the roof does not fold away into the trunk, seeing a CL with no top is enough to make us forget about all of the material folded up & compressed behind the rear passengers' headrests.

Although this piece is a 1 of 1, if Mercedes Benz ever decided to mass produce a similar convertible CL-Class, these things would fly out of showrooms worldwide. That leaves just one question: Could this be the most beautiful convertible ever?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Carlyle Motor Club Raekwon Commercial

Today is a momentous occasion for the Carlyle Motor Club as we've unleashed the Raekwon Carlyle commercial after months of plotting & planning. The heavily anticipated commercial featuring the platinum-selling rapper of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan marks the 1st in a series of videos we'll be releasing each month over the course of the next year from various artists of every music genre.

The Raekwon commercial was shot in Scottsdale, Arizona during NBA All-Star Weekend by director John Colombo. You'll notice a special cameo from Carlyle Motor Club President, Geoffrey Hull.

Be on the lookout for future videos from Joe Budden (www.joebuddentv.com) and Freekey Zekey, President of Diplomat Records (Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones). You'll find previews for both upcoming videos in the Media section of www.carlylemotorclub.com

Let us know what you think of the new Raekwon commercial!