New & Noteworthy

Mustang with the Most Horses. Although I cannot quite put my finger on it, something about the...
Speed Demon. Among its fellow contestants, the Dodge Viper is probably the fastest around a...
Downshifted. To anyone who has driven BMW’s M6 Convertible, it may come as a surprise that the car...
What's in a Name. Dissecting its alphanumeric model name reveals everything you need to know about...
Great Expectations. It is built by Mercedes, one of the world’s oldest and finest carmakers. Its...
All Revved Up. Lamborghini does not simply build high-powered exotic sports cars; it creates...
In It for the Long Haul. The suave, Pininfarina-penned shape of the Maserati GranTurismo coupe...
Break from the Routine. Judging from the way that the Drophead Coupé’s teak tonneau cover flips up...
Happy Hour. It is late and dark at the end of a 16-hour workday. Home and the nearest martini are...
Soft and Dry. A car of far less power, heft, and acceleration than even its own factory mates,...
Impulse Purchase. After 40-odd years of refining the 911, Porsche has created automotive perfection...
Prancing and Preening Horse. The Car of the Year’s 14 entrants are an elite bunch, and yet when the...
My tee shot on the third hole of the Mission Hills Golf Club’s newest course, a Pete Dye design...
Charles Banks co-owns Napa’s Screaming Eagle Winery and is a member of CSI Capital Advisory Board,...
As contrasts go, this one was a doozy. In the green corner was the Napa Valley Reserve, 80 acres of...
Tim Blackford, general manager of the Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico, steps back...
The Jiva Hill Park Hotel ( www.jivahill.com ) in France has begun offering easy access to some of...
Music "is to the soul what the water bath is to the body," wrote author and physician Oliver...
Just as it did with the Ferrari that participated in our Car of the Year competition, mechanical...
Interest in Thomas Heyerdahl Jeweller’s diamond-draped iDiamond iPod shuffle reportedly is so keen...
It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall...
The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk,...
On its path through central Scotland, the Highland Fault skirts the southern end of Loch Lomond in...
The three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 400 ( www.piaggio.com ) might look odd, but you will appreciate its...
The Gift A race-driven F1 Ferrari. — Two VIP passes to all 20 Formula One races during the 2008–...
The Gift A rebuilt and fully restored Zagato-bodied supercharged racecar of the type that once...
The Gift One of the fewer than 99 coupes that are bound for the United States. — High-speed-driving...
William Laskin employs semiprecious gemstones the way that a painter uses watercolors or acrylics...
The view from the 13th green at the Shark’s Tooth golf club may be obscured, but few locations...
Blasting through puddles at 187 mph on the main runway at Alhorn flugplatz in northern Germany,...

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