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Car of the Year 2012

The 13 top new international models race to claim the title Car of the Year. Plus, Spring Fashion: bold looks, subtle lines, striking colors.

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The following Robb Report readers were among the guests who joined the magazine’s editors and...
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"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world,” observed George Bernard Shaw. “Unreasonable...
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Speed can be habit forming, and motorists who overindulge in the ecstasies of acceleration are apt...
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1999 Lamborghini Diablo GT After nearly a decade of production, Lamborghini’s awe-inspiring Diablo...
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A Swedish firearms maker that has produced limited-edition hunting rifles displaying design themes...
Anyone who has ever been to a Brazilian churrascaria knows to bring an appetite. On a late-August...
The latest collaboration between boutique watchmaker Greubel-Forsey and jeweler Harry Winston, the...
Engineers at the Austrian audio company AKG spent several years developing the AKG K3003 ( www.akg...
Scheduled at press time for a February launch in the United States, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG...
Italian boatbuilder Revolver designed its inaugural model, the Revolver 42 ( www.revolverboats.com...
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Opened in late November in New York’s Soho neighborhood, the Louis Vuitton Travel Room (212.274...
Jack Row Exclusive Writing Instruments debuted its inaugural design, Architect ( www.jackrow.com...
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Specialty foods purveyor Petrossian ( www.petrossian.com ), which has nearly a century of...
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar by Porsche Design Studio ( www.johnniewalker.com ) brings...
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Only a handful of Napa Valley’s legendary wines have been around for more than a decade or two,...
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Sarah Besnainou believes that jewelry, like love, is eternal. The Parisian designer’s brand,...
Passing through the massive wrought-iron gates of Antico Setificio Fiorentino—the ancient silk mill...
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Over the centuries, watchmakers have exploited nearly every conceivable technique for the design...
The easternmost island in the Lesser Antilles, Barbados—or "Little England," as it is known—has...
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It is an axiom that as much as 80 percent of a cigar’s flavor comes from its wrapper. But what if...
It is a blazingly clear winter night in Southern California, and on the private terrace at the...
When an antiques dealer showed Nico Landrigan a cabochon-sapphire brooch from the late 19th century...
Before the Greek debt crisis, in the rosy glow that followed the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, a...
Before Heritage Auctions acquired the estate of Garth Montgomery Williams, Ed Jaster—a senior vice...
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The Azimut-Benetti Group introduced its Azimut Grande series—a collection of highly customizable...
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As an air force fighter pilot in the Vietnam War, Forrest Fenn flew 328 missions and was shot down...
In the mid-1800s, Count Lemmo Rossi Scotti purchased a 13th-century fortress located halfway...
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Replicating success can be a tricky proposition—just look to the many disappointing Hollywood...
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if you visited Baltimore during the 1970s, you may have been offered a bracelet for which you could...
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SHORT-CIRCUITED BY THE NUMBERS Yes, the Volt is an honest and well-meaning effort to preserve our...
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MUSCLE MEMORIES For its 6-speed stick shift alone, the Mustang Boss 302 deserves an award: In this...
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TOO SMOOTH With the 650i, BMW may be risking its reputation as the builder of the ultimate driving...
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PICK OF THE LITTER With its dazzling French racing-blue paint job and enough flaps and fins to...
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SPORT, UTILITY, AND VALUE The Grand Cherokee SRT8 seems poised to intimidate the proliferation of...
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POLARIZED POSITIONS For those of us old enough to call it a Datsun, the Nissan GT-R is a revelation...
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TRADITIONAL VALUE In silhouette and when viewed from either end, the Virage Volante appears no...
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LIGHTING IT UP Audi may have started the LED craze, but on this second generation of the car that...
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NO APOLOGIES By any measure or comparison of weight and size, the Continental GTC is excessive...
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FIVE-DOOR COUPE With little noise and even less posturing, Audi has caught up with its fellow...
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Sequels rarely measure up to the originals (the Rocky movies, any works by Warhol), but Mercedes-...
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An Italian automobile-company executive said in the late 1990s that if you cannot afford a Ferrari...
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That the most outrageous Lamborghini ever made was chosen Car of the Year by a vote of nearly two...
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Photography by Blair Getz Mezibov; Styling by Christopher Campbell; Photographed at the Renee and...