Car of the Year 2013

2013's leading contenders shift into high gear, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls-Royce & more. Also, Cinematic Style - new Spring fashions revive old Hollywood. Plus, Grand Openings, modern retreats in Malta, Brazil & Bhutan.

The following Robb Report readers were among the guests who joined the magazine’s editors and...
Like her late husband, Jess Jackson, with whom she cofounded Jackson Family Wines, Barbara Banke is...
On June 4, 1970, The New York Times announced the demise of Anna Thompson Dodge, who was then "...
Slogan's Hero While BMW adds models such as the X6, the X1, and the 5 Series Gran Turismo to...
Model of Consistency Beauty, thy name is Aston Martin. This was the consensus among our judges,...
Sporty, Sophisticated, and Subtle Decisions, decisions. Audi’s bumper crop of new offerings forced...
Tally Ho The Grand Sport Vitesse astounds by its numbers alone. It has a 7.9-liter, 16-cylinder, 1,...
Wagon to a Star The FF is an anomaly in Ferrari’s lineup: It is the only all-wheel-drive model and...
Blast from the Past The Corvette has been around so long that early detractors—mostly Eurocentric...
True to Form The $100,000 sports car has become as common as dirt. So how is it that one, the 911...
Miles of Smiles The 3 Wheeler elicited more emotion from our judges than did all the other Car of...

Car of the Year 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

Sport Light Fantastic The SL progenitor, the iconic 300SL, firmly established the model’s heritage...
The Sound and the Jury If they had been blindfolded and asked to rate the cars solely on the sound...
Spectral Spectacle This second generation of the reborn Phantom line—every inch of it, and there...
Easy Being Greener Since the beginnings of Bentley Motors, when the carmaker’s big and supercharged...
Wild Horses The Mustang Shelby GT500 does more than just carry the name of the late Carroll Shelby...
The Brazilian entrepreneur Ricardo Semler strayed from the blueprint of his compatriots when he set...
The Kingdom of Bhutan begins and ends in the mountains, with 23,000-foot peaks marking the country’...
The Collacchio district in Malta’s former capital of Vittoriosa was once the private realm of the...
While showcasing a new complication, the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater ( www.jaquet-droz.com ) also...
A two-seat sports coupe for the Porsche purist, the 2014 Porsche Cayman S ( www.porsche.com ) is...
As he did for his previous collections, the Italian jewelry designer Roberto Demeglio ( www...
The limited-edition 2013 Indian Chief Vintage Final Edition ( www.indianmotorcycle.com ) is...
At 62 feet long, the Fairline Targa 62 GranTurismo ( www.fairline.com ) is the largest vessel in...
The latest Fratelli Rossetti yacht shoe, based on a footwear style that company founder Renzo...
The sound of the Antelope Audio Rubicon Atomic AD/DA Preamplifier ( www.antelopeaudio.com ) is as...
For nearly three years, following an import ban on Japanese beef because of an outbreak of foot-and...
The Amorim family’s fortune had its beginnings among the rambling port lodges that line the...
Using an immersion-brewing technique that maintains precise control of temperature, pressure,...
1988 Porsche 959 With its extraordinary power, all-wheel drive, and curvaceous body, the 959...
It was a gorgeous night for a deck party, the sea all purple and smooth. A languid breeze purled...
Antonia Miletto (917.322.9672, www.antoniamiletto.com ) recognized the creative possibilities...
Silhouette’s aviator-style sunglasses ($319) are high-performance gear for the eyes, featuring...
The past few years have been a period of milestones for Burgundy’s Maison Louis Jadot. In 2009, the...
All eyes are on the eight young men seated around the fire. The skin on their backs and shoulders...
The yellow strike indicator disappeared below the surface of Alaska’s Upper Newhalen River,...
Sake has long been merged with sushi in the minds and mouths of diners. This centuries-old...
Every few years, the golf world begins to buzz with news of the Next Great Destination. It happened...
Wolfgang Puck, one recent warm winter evening, is describing the epiphany he had about three years...
As recently as a decade ago, the European owner of the newly launched Houbara would have been hard-...
The Cessna Citation sovereign has always defied classification. Its coast-to-coast range, 12-...
The prices of antique Chinese snuff bottles have been on the rise in recent years, and it is likely...
This season’s leading man stars in a striking period piece that features the dramatic silhouettes,...
Today’s menswear sports slimmer silhouettes and brighter fabrics, allowing men to dress with...
That our 2013 Car of the Year was selected by a panel of readers during the first full week of...