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There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving a luxury or exotic car. Gliding down the street in a vehicle that turns heads is a truly unique experience.

However, over time, these cars can start to show their age – weathering and wear take their toll on the exterior and interior. But with a little bit of effort, you can restore your luxury or exotic car to its original condition, so it looks and feels as good as new.

In this article, we’ll give you five tips on how to restore your luxury or exotic car quickly and easily, so you can enjoy the ride for years to come.

So, keep reading to learn more!

1.   Get Professional Help

The first and most important tip is to get professional help when it comes to restoring your luxury or exotic car. These types of vehicles are delicate and require special care, so it’s best to leave the job to those who know what they’re doing.

There are plenty of reputable companies out there that offer restoration services for luxury and exotic cars, so do your research and find one that you can trust.

For instance, if you drive a Porsche and live in the Bellevue area, you may search for “Porsche Bellevue restoration” to find a reputable company in your area.

2.   Use the Right Products

When it comes to cleaning and restoring luxury and exotic cars, it’s important to use the right products. Harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning materials can damage the delicate surface of these vehicles, so it’s best to stick to gentle, car-specific products.

There are plenty of great car care products on the market, so take your time and find ones that will be gentle on your car’s surface.

3.   Be Careful with the Paint

One of the most delicate parts of a luxury or exotic car is the paint job. These cars often have intricate paint jobs that can be easily damaged.

So, when you’re cleaning or restoring your car, be careful not to use any harsh chemicals or abrasives on the paint.

Instead, stick to gentle car-specific cleaners and polishes. And if you’re unsure about anything, always err on the side of caution and consult a professional.

4.   Protect the Interior

The interior of a luxury or exotic car is just as important as the exterior. After all, this is where you’ll be spending most of your time when you’re driving.

To keep the interior in tip-top shape, be sure to use gentle cleaners and avoid using any harsh chemicals. You should also invest in some quality car seat covers to protect the upholstery from wear and tear.

5.   Keep It Serviced

One of the best ways to keep your luxury or exotic car in top condition is to keep it serviced. This means taking it to a qualified mechanic on a regular basis, so they can check for any potential problems.

They will also be able to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance, so your car will always be in top condition.

Start Taking Care of Your Car Today

If you’re looking to restore a luxury or exotic car quickly and have it look as good as new, follow the tips outlined in this article.

And remember, if you’re ever unsure about anything, always consult a professional. With a little bit of care and

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: Restore Your Luxury and Exotic Vehicles with These 5 Tips
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/78558/restore-your-luxury-exotic-vehicles-5-tips
Published Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2022 21:02:39 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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