Auto News for Aug. 9 – Get Ya Bugatti Cufflinks!


If you can afford roughly $385 for a pair of cufflinks, you can get a couple that are crafted from a pair of wheels from the outgoing Bugatti Veyron. TMB Art Metal of London said they incorporate actual aluminum from the original Bugatti Veyron OZ Racing front wheel fitted to one of the first production cars sold. The wheel was damaged in use and declared unserviceable, so TMB did what anyone else would do, and made cuff links out of it.

Rent a car in Philadelphia and it will be the most expensive rental in the country, according to a report from In the City of Brotherly Love, car renters will have to pay an average of $83 per rental day for the cheapest available rental car. Only slightly less expensive are Seattle and Boston, which round out the Top 3 podium. At average rates of $81 and $80, respectively, they come in second and third on the survey.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the least expensive U.S. car rental city is Orlando at an average rate of only $26 per rental day. Also quite affordable are the other Floridian destinations of Miami, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. There, travelers should find a vehicle rental for around $30 per day.

Another report concludes that North America and Europe are the frontrunners in the Global Armored Vehicle market. Transparency Market Research says that’s where the top vendors to the armored car market are located.

Is there demand for the Tesla Model X among those who do not want to own a car? Yes, according to Green Commuter of Los Angeles. Its $100 weekend rental packages are sold out.


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