Car of the Year 2006

14 World-class automobiles compete: Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Corvette, Ferrari, Fisker, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Range Rover, Spyker and Vider chase the title.

The quest for fire takes a sophisticated turn with this month’s debut of Luminesse Sculptures, a...
In her previous career designing gardens within buildings, Pamela Worley often employed iron...
When in 2000 the BBC presented a retrospective of items that have become symbolic of 20th-century...
At Paris’ Hôtel de Crillon (+33.144.71.15.01, www.crillon.com ), the elephant in the room cannot be...
The challenging terrain at Aspen Highlands (800.525.6200, www.aspensnowmass.com ) helps the resort...
When the winter olympics begin this month in Turin, the world will discover what Italians long have...
Designing a metal pipe that does not burn a smoker’s hand may not be as challenging as making a 16-...
With Alto (212.308.1099, www.altorestaurant.com ), his new 80-seat restaurant in Midtown Manhattan...
Cambria 2002 Pinot Noir Clone 23, clone 115, and clone 667 When more-inventive efforts at...
The latest creation from Xikar (888.266.1193, www.xikar.com ) would seem equally at home in either...
Puros AchE Puros Indios cigar company founder Rolando Reyes dictated the formula for Puros Ache, a...
Farmer lee jones prides himself on being ahead of dining trends. He enjoys introducing chefs to...
War is often acknowledged as the shaper of destinies, but seldom as the shaper of wines. Yet the...
Spring on the savannas of southern Africa arrives with an aromatic flourish, thanks to the bold...
The way a stonecarver holds his chisel can reveal much about his skills and his training, and in...
Tonight’s party in the atrium of New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has not yet begun, and the...
The Michelin Guide’s publishers are notorious for refusing to specify the criteria they use for...
To prepare his body for the stress of ascending Mexico’s Orizaba (18,700 feet) and Iztaccihuatl (17...
With a boast from one of the soon-to-be partners, Joe Janciuras and Fred Balling began their foray...
Churchill, Manitoba, has been called “a town built in the wrong place,” not because it is located...
The Monaco Groom Center from Parisian manufacturer Hommage (817.229.0300, www.hommage.com ) could...
Selecting a fragrance is a personal exercise, and no scent could be more personal than one custom-...
Italian jeweler Paolo Piovan’s diamond pavé snake bracelet sinuously wraps around the wearer’s...
When David Chu sold his Nautica clothing brand in 2003 to VF Corp. for more than $585 million, the...
Nearly a decade ago, fourth-generation jeweler Walter McTeigue resigned his position as Harry...
Nicolas Hayek did something that every serious watch collector only fantasizes about: He ordered...
Few assignments are as enviable as the one that requires some of our staff members to join a select...
His tastes were sophisticated, his manners refined, his appearance elegant. To quote one admirer, “...
The rapture’s menacing appearance is no accident: Paul Yang and Larry Nagel of Dreamcraft Studios...
Wine is art in a glass,” William Curtis, CEO of Robb Report’s parent company, CurtCo Media, posited...
The Bentley Continental GT, Robb Report ’s Car of the Year for 2004, has added a set of doors, a...
The V8 Vantage upends the notion that an automaker’s most expensive vehicle is its most desirable...
The GranSport is a refinement of Maserati’s Coupé Cambiocorsa, with extra power, tighter suspension...
What a difference $22,000, a supercharger, some transmission reprogramming, bigger wheels, beefier...
Here was the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 joining Seabiscuit, Jim Braddock, and the ’55 Brooklyn Dodgers...
Audi’s A8 L W12 was the tuxedo in our wardrobe of beautifully tailored driving machines. It carried...
Few events stir more memorable moments than baseball season openers; the third Thursday of every...
Although it is equipped with the industry’s best navigation system, the Lexus RX400h still managed...
First things first: The Spyker C8 Spyder received my vote for 2006 Car of the Year. Although driven...
Those not familiar with former BMW designer Henrik Fisker or his Irvine, Calif., company, Fisker...
Seldom is heard a discouraging word when home on the range with any Land Rover. Since 1948, the...
Like its poor reptilian namesake, the Dodge Viper is a misunderstood creature. Regarded by most of...
Patterned after m-wearing BMWs and AMG-badged Mercedes-Benz cars, V-Series Cadillacs pack more...
Jim Abrams has started several successful businesses, including VenVest, a venture capital company...
Part megayacht, part missile, the Pershing 90 ( www.pershing-yacht.com ), a scaled-down version of...
The Hondajet offers everything you would want in a business jet—speed, fuel efficiency, and a...
A navy seals tour of duty or a Greenpeace crusade would present the opportunity to experience the...
It was perhaps worth the reader’s while to pause at the threshold of so much automotive wit and...