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Daniel Hilpert wearing a Cockpit USA “Movie Heroes” © G-1 jacket with Koenigsegg Aegera RS and Jesro models in front of 119 Newlight Lane in Bridgehampton

I feel the need, the need for speed!

This month I was able to fuel my desire for speed when I got to hang out with the Koenigsegg, the fastest factory car on the planet. The “Top Gun” movie remake with Tom Cruise called “Top Gun: Maverick” is coming out in 2020. In a nod to the classic film where a young Tom Cruise expressed his own need for speed, I’m wearing the iconic Cockpit USA vintage jacket that starred alongside the actor. Crafted from specially prepared vegetable tanned goatskin, the Cockpit USA jacket is hand cut, sewn and aged to perfection.

With a top speed of 277.9 MPH, the Koenigsegg is an automotive masterpiece and the perfect cover choice for our upcoming Art Basel issue of EQ Magazine. We captured the speed demon in repose at a luxe Bridgehampton home by Perello Design and Build. The 8,500 sq. ft. property is currently listed for $8.95 million by James Peyton of Corcoran. 

This is just one example of how we put our strategic brand relationships to work. In this case we paired luxury real estate broker Corcoran with Koenigsegg. Manhattan Motorcars facilitated this face time with two of the most coveted mega cars: the world record holder for speed Koenigsegg Aegera RS and it successor (ahead of the 2020 world debut) the Koenigsegg Jesro. You can preview our cover shoot here, but for the whole story, don’t miss the Art Basel issue of EQ Magazine. If you aren’t already on our mailing list, you can subscribe here. 

In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this edition of our monthly newsletter EQ Review. In “The Electric Car Wars” we take a look at Porsche’s latest release the Taycan. And to whet your appetite for Art Basel, we feature an art theme starting with the masterful One Thousand Museum designed by the late Zaha Hadid. Its unusual exoskeleton appearance and iconic presence have dramatically changed the Miami skyline while also bringing a new standard of luxury to the condo market. Continuing our Art Basel preview is an exclusive Q&A with artist to watch Nathanial Mary Quinn. We interviewed Quinn at Gagosian’s Beverly Hills gallery as he prepared for his successful exhibition “Hollow and Cut.”

We also review three amazing movies at the Hamptons Film Festival. And, following the much-anticipated release of the new full-length film version of Downton Abbey, we tell the story of Downton’s real life owners lord and lady Carnarvon who I had the pleasure to meet at a dinner party. It turns out we share a passion for horses and all things British. Highclere Castle (aka Downton) is one of the largest agricultural estates run by an aristocratic family. Read about their successful enterprise and partnership with Adam Von Gootkin and to produce Highclere Gin in “From Garden to Glass.”

For our real estate investors we delve into New York’s new Rent Act of 2019 and how the rent laws will slam the local housing market. Plus EQ Review’s new Money Talks department features insights from Shah Gilani. Has the Federal Reserve gone wild? Shah explores this topic in depth.

As always, I welcome your comments. Reach me at  dhilpert@m-equicap.com.

Enjoy this edition of EQ Review, and see you at Art Basel! 

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