Automobiles

Developed and produced by Mercedes-Benz, the Maybach 57 was the first modern car to utilize the vintage luxury marque’s storied name. Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making money. The 5.7-...
Despite its rather docile power train, the original GranTurismo’s exterior styling represents one of Pininfarina’s most beautiful modern designs. When Maserati’s GranTurismo debuted in 2008, it may...
If Audi’s antiquated S6 (435 hp) and BMW's outmoded M5 (500 hp) models seem a bit tame, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG offers refreshingly new and powerful alternative. With 518 hp and 465 ft-lbs of...
Part sedan, part coupe, and all Mercedes-Benz, the CLS is arguably the sexiest four-door ever to come from Stuttgart. It has been so successful that other European luxury automakers—namely Aston...
Essentially an abbreviated version of Mercedes’ flagship S-Class sedan, the CL filters all the performance, prestige, and creature comforts of its four-door sibling into an intimate two-door package...
The CL63 AMG was one of the first Mercedes-Benzes to feature the vastly popular and powerful 6.2-liter V-8 engine and the shiatsu-style seats, which provide added support through the sweeps and bends...
Last year, Maybach made the leap from ultra-premium to the plus ultra–premium with the dramatic Landaulet, the marque’s first modern open-topped model and the spiritual successor to the vaunted...
Although the Porsche Panamera and Aston Martin Rapide have been making all of the latest headlines in the four-door performance world, the Maserati Quattroporte (literally "four-door" in Italian) was...
The anticipated Maserati GranTurismo Convertible comes to American shores this spring. This Italian supermodel from Modena combines exquisite Pininfarina styling with scintillating performance,...
The high-selling CLS550 was the four-door performance sedan that sparked other manufactures’ interest in this relatively niche market. Part sedan, part coupe, and all Mercedes-Benz, the CLS is...
When Maserati’s GranTurismo debuted in 2008, it may have been too highly anticipated: The coupe was often criticized for not living up to its sporting promise. The Pininfarina design—equipped as it...
The Quattroporte S comes equipped with a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V-8 engine, which provides just the right amount of horsepower to make it a real sport sedan. Although the Porsche Panamera and...
The Lotus Elise is designed to satisfy the needs of performance purists who like to let loose on the weekends. Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman had a simple formula for making cars faster: “To add...
The Lexus LS 600h L is considered a performance hybrid, sacrificing very little speed while sending out much cleaner emissions. In Japan, a country where the quest for perfection is a matter of...
Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman had a simple formula for making cars faster: "To add speed, add lightness." More than 25 years after Chapman’s death, his company’s automobiles continue to embody...
It’s not every day that Lotus unveils an entirely new model—and it’s even rarer that the company releases a model with more than two seats. The new Evora (a name that has nothing to do with the...
Although the SC 430 won’t win any automotive design awards, it still may find a place in the Lexus annals as one of the marque’s most timelessly appealing models. Virtually unchanged since its...
When Lexus engineers set out to develop the 2010 Lexus RX 450h, energy efficiency was a top priority. A new Eco drive setting modifies throttle response and reduces the air-conditioning system’s load...
The LX 570 takes the term “luxury off-roading” to a whole new level. Lexus’ big rig is based on the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser; thus, the LX sports an extremely capable full-time four-wheel-drive...
The 2011 Lexus LFA is an extreme sports car that completely shatters the Japanese automaker's discreet and conservative luxury car mold. But without historical cues on which to draw, Lexus designers...
In Japan, a country where the quest for perfection is a matter of national pride, the most skilled autoworkers compete for the honor of tending to the Lexus LS production line. As any LS owner will...
Lexus has recently put a lot of development dollars into their IS model line. First came the IS F—the Japanese brand’s first performance sedan—and now a new hardtop convertible model dubbed the IS C...
Don’t let its suffix fool you: The letter F on this Lexus has nothing to do with failing. In fact, the Lexus IS F passes every test with flying colors. When BMW dropped a V-8 into the new M3, Lexus...
The handsomely redesigned GX 460 is one of the rare SUVs with actual off-road competence to back up its off-road looks. The GX packs an arsenal of features to keep things moving when the pavement...
The 2010 Range Rover Sport is based on the LR4 platform and this supercharged model was designed for sport-and-touring drivers rather than country squires and rain-forest explorers. This year, the...
The LR4 is the new baby Rover. As a successor to the LR3, it is a smaller, lighter model that comes with the new, more powerful engine and a smooth 6-speed ZF gearbox—although, no supercharged...
The 2010 Range Rover Sport is based on the LR4 platform and this supercharged model was designed for sport-and-touring drivers rather than country squires and rain-forest explorers. This year, the...
The Autobiography trim is also available on the non-supercharged version of the Land Rover Range Rover for those looking for comfort and utility over performance. Pros: Noting that Range Rover shares...
The Autobiography trim is also available on the non-supercharged version of the Land Rover Range Rover for those looking for comfort and utility over performance. The largest, most powerful, and most...
Arguably the best-looking Lamborghini in the current model line, the Murciélago LP 640 Roadster is just as fast to 60 mph as its coupe counterpart. But it’s the SuperVeloce name that conjures images...

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