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All I want for Christmas Vertu Ascent

Vertu Ascent Motorsport Limited Edition ($8,800)

Limited to just 997 numbered pieces worldwide, this luxury mobile phone draws inspiration from the Porsche Michelin Supercup race series. It comes with all the accompanying race-inspired aesthetics, which include a carbon-fibre insert, a chassis that is hewn from ultra-hardy Liquidmetal and petrol-resistant automotive leather. The regular Ascent range (starting from $7,950) is characterised by colourful leather inserts that are reminiscent of the upholstery found in Italian supercars.

IWC Ingenieur AMG ($10,600 to $13,300)

Timekeeping and motorsports have always been intertwined, so it is no surprise there have been many collaborations between automobile and watch-making companies. IWC's Ingenieur range includes a discreetly-styled AMG series that features chronograph and non-chronograph versions. Encased in titanium, these understated pieces can be equipped with a bracelet or a Kevlar strap.

Supersprint exhaust system ($750 to $2,600)

What better way to trumpet your yuletide cheer than to strap on a performance exhaust system? Not only will your car sound better, it should also liberate more power as your car breathes better. The shiny tailpipes look great too. Best of all, there is an extensive list of model applications and it is LTA-approved (for peace of mind).

Bridgestone Potenza RE050 (from $400 apiece)

Bridgestone's high-performance offering entices enthusiasts with a stupendous level of grip. Responsive handling and high-speed stability is achieved through the brand's innovative tread design and tyre construction. Hard-core anoraks may like to know a variant of the RE050 can be found on the Ferrari Enzo.

AMG aero-kit (from $5,150)

The sleek, muscular looks of the Mercedes SLK roadster can be further enhanced with kits from AMG. Quality of materials used is top-notch, and the fit is perfect. The parts can be bought as a set or individually, and should allow SLK owners to customise their personal rides to stand out from the rest.

Recaro SP-G II ($1,699)

Tired of ordinary seats that offer poor support when cornering? The Recaro SP-G II is a lightweight fixed sports bucket that offers maximum support under enthusiastic driving conditions. When you start pulling huge amounts of lateral Gs while cornering, you can be assured the SP-G (not sarong-clad) will hold you as snug as a bug. The motorsports-derived carbon-fibre version looks just as good in a COE-renewed Civic or a brand new BMW M3.

BMW Driving Training ($800 to $2,000)

BMW's range of Advanced and Intensive Driving Training courses make ideal gifts for the favourite driver in your life. After all, it is not often a person gets a chance to razz a high-powered 3-series around a closed racing circuit under the tutelage of experienced instructors. The course includes defensive driving manoeuvres, which encompass proper cornering lines, slaloms, reverse flicks and even hand-brake turns. Reindeer-drawn sleighs not covered by the syllabus.

Alpine F#1 system ($1,200 to $4,500 for individual items)

Your car may already look the part of boulevard cruiser, so the next best upgrade is a complete top-of-the-line Alpine F#1 in-car entertainment system that will offer occupants tub-thumping hi-fidelity sound, and even a full-blown cinematic experience if you opt for the whole shebang.

Rays Volk Racing Wheels Progressive ME ($1,150 to $1,350 apiece)

Not only will a spanking new set of forged alloy rims endow a car with loads of street-cred - particularly sized 18 inches and up - it should also improve a vehicle's performance in terms of braking and, more importantly, acceleration from standstill. Volk Racing rims cater to a wide range of applications to fit both Japanese and Continental cars, so odds are there is probably something in the line-up to suit your taste.

MOMO sports steering wheel, gear knob (from $180)

Not all cars are blessed with a sporty steering wheel and an ergonomic gear knob. Popular aftermarket tuner MOMO boasts an extensive range of steering wheels, including a funky suede pink piece ($350) and an Evo gear knob ($180) to help spruce up a drab cabin.

Ralliart accessories (from $803)

If you have a buddy whose pride and joy is a fire-breathing Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, any one of the items in Ralliart's extensive list of stocking-fillers should have him hyperventilating. Coil-over suspension ($4,950), trick dials and meters ($1,089 to $1,881), and aesthetic enhancements like the Aero mirror ($803), will help transform his ride from 'rarely hero' to 'rally hero' in no time at all.

Dunhill Ladbroke trainers ($675)

This pair of soft leather trainers should ensure that even the most clod-footed driver would attain motoring nirvana. Few driving shoes offer so much feel and grip.

Where to get them Alpine F#1 systems - Wo Kee Hong; AMG aero-kits for Mercedes-Benz and Ralliart items - Cycle and Carriage; BMW Driver Training - Performance Motors; Bridgestone tyres - Bridgestone Tyre Sales Singapore; Dunhill - Dunhill boutiques; IWC timepieces - Richemont Luxury; MOMO accessories and Recaro racing seats - Miki Marketing; Rays Volk Racing Wheel - Stamford Tyres; Supersprint exhaust systems - Jeep Chee Trading; Vertu - www.vertu.com