The luxury luggage made out of luxury cars

Porsche has launched a new line of apparel and accessories made from materials used in its sports cars.

The new Porsche 917 collection was unveiled August 17 and includes items ranging from luggage to a mouse pad, all sold under the umbrella of the Porsche Design Driver's Selection.

Among the new items is the PTS luggage line, which is fashioned from the same cloth used in the Porsche 911 and Boxster convertible tops, with the accents made from seatbelt webbing and door pull webbing from the 911 GT3, Boxster Spyder and Cayman R models.

Another addition is a mousepad and organizer portfolio, both made from the same leather used in Porsche's vehicle interiors.

Porsche has also added a new suitcase made specifically for children, covered in a Porsche 911 Turbo print and featuring wheels that light up when it is pulled along.

In keeping with its motto of "Intelligent Performance," the lights are powered by energy from the movement of the luggage and require no batteries.

The items are on display at the Monterey Classic Car week, which got underway in California this week and culminates with the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 21.

Some of the many other automakers putting in an appearance include Lexus, Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz, which will be feting its 125th anniversary at the event with the help of nine pre-war Grand Prix vehicles known as "white knights."

Monterey Classic Car Week and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance run through August 21, 2011.


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