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  1. I am en route to dresden on the German autobahn when the rain gradually dissipates in the summer sun, leaving the supersmooth roads bone-dry. The visibility is excellent, the traffic light. With a...
  2. It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall every detail of the 60-second free fall that preceded my pulling the rip cord. So with some degree...
  3. The Gift A seven-day trip to drive seven supercars on seven legendary racetracks in seven different countries. Starting at $1 million Jean-Paul Libert has built his life around world-class driving...
  4. The vehicle is an ultraluxury automobile that is 6.2 meters long, powered by a 12-cylinder engine, costs several hundred thousand dollars, and is constructed at the Mercedes-Benz factory in...
  5. As the Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet shimmies and shakes on the German autobahn, I conclude that an oval racetrack might be a better venue for verifying the car’s 193 mph top speed. However, at saner,...
  6. Window seats at the Seattle Art Museum’s new Taste restaurant afford views, directly across First Avenue, of the pink-lettered marquee of the Lusty Lady. “We’re open, not clothed,” the sign sometimes...
  7. With the notable exceptions of hearses and London taxicabs, everything on wheels seems to travel better as an open carriage. Even ordinary, invisible coupes become noticeable when their tops are...
  8. Some see Jaguar’s latest as a lovely luxury grand tourer that is to the British manner born, with all of its breeding and provenance firmly intact. However, several of our judges equated the XKR with...
  9. Not long ago, Land Rover—with its Range Rover and Discovery—held a monopoly on the luxury SUV market. Then Lexus joined the fray in 1996, and before long the competition also included entries from...
  10. From the outset, I was impressed with the appearance of BMW’s new-Bangled 7 Series sedan. Its unconventional lines seem to reflect the spirit of designs produced by Italy’s carrozzerias in the 1950s...

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