It starts before you arrive: the low guttural hum of expensive Italian sports cars -- vivid-yellow Lamborghinis, sleek black Maseratis, fire-engine-red Ferraris -- idling out front at the valet stand. Once you're inside, the opulence of Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge only escalates. Mismatched ... More >>
"Why the fuck are you doing this?" That's what Justin Bieber whined when a Miami Beach Police Department officer halted the 19-year-old pop star and his homies' impromptu, early-morning street racing escapades along Pine Tree Drive. According to the MBPD's arrest report, Bieber had "a flushed face ... More >>
A Coral Gables woman was the victim of a shocking home invasion last night. A man broke into her home, tied her up, and then used her own Aston Martin as the get-away car.
Jose M. Perez desperately wanted to be a kamikaze in a Maserati, so he threw down $64,000 for a 2008 Grand Turismo from H Greg Auto Auction in Doral. He works as a real estate agent to the stars, and the car would be a way to impress clients. The plan backfired, though, he claims, because the dealer ... More >>
Uh-oh. Flo Rida's Miami Heat floor seats and his $2.25 million gold-wrapped Bugatti Veyron may be in jeopardy. The Florida Department of Revenue filed legal documents requiring the 33-year-old rapper to fork over child support in a highly contested paternity suit filed two years ago by Gloria Holl ... More >>
"Have you ever wrecked one of these?" I ask as our burnt-orange Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse bursts onto the Julia Tuttle Causeway. Butch Leitzinger shakes his head. The mild-mannered man is Bugatti's official driver, but a better title would be "pilot." With a top speed of 260 mph, the Veyron ... More >>
U.S. Marshals are holding an auction out in Opa-locka today of cars seized from various convicted drug dealers through out South Florida. About 50 vehicles are up for grabs, including antiques, muscles cars, and Italian sports cars. Riptide has browsed through the inventory and picked our 10 favorit ... More >>
If the depleted bodies of ING Miami Marathon finishers haven't resorted to feeding on their eye muscles for fuel reserves during the 26.2 miles (or 13.1 for the half) of the race, they'll be greeted with an exciting sight at the finish line. The medal for this year's tenth anniversary race on Jan ... More >>
In a nice break from Britto-mobiles and Stephen Gamson Lambos, electric car makers Tesla have unveiled a car collaboration with an artist that doesn't offend our sensibilities. They commissioned painter Laurence Gartel to design a costume wrap for their Roadster model.
Add 150,000 miles, a few accidents, and some bird poop and you have my real-life car.I am probably the least qualified exotic car reviewer in the world.
At this point, the video clips from infamous hip-hop escort Kat Stacks are just getting straight-up depressing. (Click here, here, and here to catch up on the latest major chapters of her saga, which include a poisoning attempt at a Burger King, and an attempted public beat-down by two men at a c ... More >>
You can take the expensive vehicles away from the flash-addicted former mega-producer, but you can't... take the flash-addicted former mega-producer away from the expensive vehicles? Something like that. Sunrise kid Scott Storch lost his mansion, pawned his yacht, and had his exotic car collection- ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinTonino Lamborghini, whose father Ferruccio brought us that dream of a sports car, has opened Tonino Lamborghini's Caffé Corsa at the new Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale. Italian-born executive chef Paolo Del Papa, besides having the best name of any Italian chef in tow ... More >>
Is this racist?Mickael Cohen is a 36-year-old self-professed millionaire from France who wears linen suits and looks like a Lothario version of Jon Lovitz. In July, he showed off a Gulfstream jet, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, an 80-foot yacht, and a Sunny Isles condo that, ... More >>
Last time a momentous occasion to bring awareness to eco-friendly causes came around we failed horribly, but for Earth Day we're trying to make it up to Miami Beach. About two months ago popular eco-blog Tree Hugger tore Miami Beach to shreds for its horrendous insistence on trying to make Mother Ea ... More >>
courtesy of FiskerTesla Motors, the California Automotive start up thats only car is a electronic roadster, promised that they'd have a showroom in Miami by the end of March. Hasn't happened yet, but they swear they're working on it. Seems competition in the eco-friendly roadster market is heating u ... More >>
A SoBe condo development offers a free Lamborghini with every apartment. Riptide goes undercover.
via Car Pages UK South of Fifth, the super-luxe ocean front condo complex, still has about a quarter of its units to unload so they've added a sweetener to the pot for potential buyers. What, like free maid service for a year? Waiving any owners associations fees? A complimentary netflix account? H ... More >>
Good news for anyone in the area who wants to buy an eco-friendly ride but doesn't want to be cheap about it. Tesla Motors will be opening a Miami show room and service center sometime in the first quarter of next year. The firm was founded in Silicon Valley (as in: not Detroit) in 2003 to make Am ... More >>
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