A Classic Farewell

The sun has set on a half-century British tradition as the last Rolls-Royce vehicles for 2002 roll out from the renowned Crewe, England, factory, which closes Dec. 31. Rolls-Royce enthusiasts and collectors have a limited time to buy one of the remaining Silver Seraphs or Corniche convertibles, some of which will carry commissioned features such as specially selected interior leather and wood veneer, as well as a the double R logo branded in red. Price: $350,000–$450,000.

SPEED RACER
Powerfully fearless, like the 19th century Spanish bull for which it was named, the Lamborghini Murciélago is a spirited car, providing a sexy rush as it tops at 205 miles per hour.

The two-seater coupe is an aerodynamic 6-speed machine run by a V-12 engine with enhanced soundproofing materials. It accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds. Price: $273,000. Ole!

COMPACT MOVES
staple in European cities, fashionable on Hollywood screens, and increasingly popular in the U.S., the Vespa, a stylish Italian urban scooter, now offers customers a one-year roadside assistance program on all new models. Available in nine colors, including cobalt blue and dragon red, models start at $2,980 for the 50cc ET2 and $3,980 for the 150cc ET4. Well-balanced and maneuverable, it averages 45 to 70 miles per gallon and hits a maximum speed of 61 mph.

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