Automobiles

With beefed-up power, brakes, and suspension, the Speed variant of Bentley’s Continental GT line is designed for those looking for a performance edge. Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT...
Now that the antiquated Arnage-series sedan is now longer a part of Bentley’s models line, the 2011 Mulsanne will occupy the top position in the luxury automaker’s lineup. With an all-new 6.75-liter...
The Azure T is the last of a dying Bentley breed. Derived from Bentley’s former flagship—the Arnage sedan—the more modern Azure looks much like the old one: It’s still a full-boat, luxury four-place...
The tried-and-true V-8 option for the Audi A6 is a smooth (but still chic) alternative to the more aggressive S6. Audi and Lamborghini are two distinct branches of the Volkswagen family tree, but...
Audi’s new supercharged 3-liter engine is the perfect marriage of performance and piety for the A6 model line. But from the outside, revisions to the Audi A6 appear to be relatively minor: The...
Audi and Lamborghini are two distinct branches of the Volkswagen family tree, but they bear some similar fruit in the form of a shared V-10 engine. The V-10 in question derives from the Lamborghini...
The handsome 2010 S4 sports sedan accomplishes a neat trick: It is notably bigger and quicker than its predecessor but weighs less and consumes less fuel. Whereas the outgoing S4 packed Audi’s...
Powered by a Lamborghini-sourced V-10 engine, the Audi R8 V10 is what the original R8 should’ve been from the start. And while the original R8 featured sufficient power for a V-8 sports car—414...
It is nearly impossible to find fault with the Audi R8. In fact, it outranked Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin at Robb Report’s 2008 Car of the Year event, earning first-place honors. And while the...
It may be related to the Volkswagen Touareg, but Audi’s stylish Q7 takes a decidedly more urbane, on-road approach to the premium sport-utility-vehicle role. Particularly in its top-of-the-line 4.2...
If sales numbers are anything to go by, it is impossible to ignore the popularity of the compact SUV. In fact, nearly every carmaker in the world has something to offer in this growing vehicle...
Although Audi’s flagship sedan has experienced remarkable success in Europe, its stateside sales tally has not kept pace. But Audi hopes to change all of that with the all-new 2011 Audi A8. The all-...
For those who enjoy the sound of big V-8 but aren’t looking for a muscle car, the Audi S5 is your match made in Ingolstadt. Sleek and understated, the S5 coupe drips sophistication from every angle...
The S5’s seductive lines look even better in convertible form—with its roof stowed away, there’s nothing between the windshield and tail to disturb those flowing lines. Sleek and understated, the $60...
The name Rapide returns to Aston Martin for the 2011 model year. Raised from the dusty files of Lagonda—the company that built the original Rapide tourers (1934-1937), the Lagonda Rapide (1961-1964...
The V8 Vantage Roadster’s canvas top stows in less than 15 seconds, and this car is a great alternative to more commonplace vehicles like the 911 Cabriolet and Mercedes-Benz SL. Although it is at the...
Although it is at the bottom of Aston Martin's current model line, the V8 Vantage still possesses classic good looks. With its long hood, short rear deck, muscular haunches, and steeply raked...
The DBS performs more like a grand tourer than a sports car, which is a great reason to opt for the Volante version and take a joyride down the coast. The three-layer fabric top—which can be raised...
As Aston Martin’s top model, the DBS is a media darling that made its theatrical debut as the ride of choice for Britain’s top secret agent. But for those who do not need to be discreet about their...
Now in its sixth year of production, the DB9 coupe and its convertible twin, the DB9 Volante, remain among the world’s freshest, most elegant, and exciting grand touring cars. Aston Martin’s...
With just 77 examples scheduled for production, the Aston Martin One-77 might be the most elusive Aston ever. The car’s rarity—and estimated $2 million price—is a function of its production process...
The Ariel Atom 3 is not for faint of heart. Essentially a no-holds-barred performance machine, this road-going rocket ship gives the Bugatti Veyron a run for its money off the line. Although it...
Among the historic 1950s-era racing cars coveted today, the Allard J2X is at the top of the list of many a collector. But with only 83 examples made, scant few of the originals remain, and those that...
While most Alfa Romeo fans in America will have to wait for the Giulietta and MiTo models to find their way into U.S. dealerships in 2011, a select few have already been lucky enough to take delivery...
Meriting special mention is the forthcoming Q7 3.0 TDI, which has evaded U.S. showrooms since its launch last year. Its 3-liter turbocharged direct-injection diesel engine produces 221 horsepower and...
Built for Aston Martin aficionados with a preference for top-down motoring, the DB9 Volante impresses on every level. Aston Martin’s unmistakable grille, elongated headlights, and voluptuous body...
Designed behind the locked doors of Acura’s California design facility, the ZDX—an oxymoronically labeled four-door sports coupe that debuted as a crossover prototype last April—is now a full...
The MDX is one of Acura’s top sellers in the U.S., and its 3.7-liter VTEC V-6 is the proverbial iron hand in a velvet glove, balancing an urgent 300 hp with ineffable composure all the way to its 6,...
For the past few years, the Bullrun Rally has attracted automotive enthusiasts with an insatiable thirst for adventure. Many of the details for this annual event remain shrouded in mystery until 11th...
When Colin Chapman founded the Lotus Engineering Company in 1952, he adhered to one simple idea: "To add speed, add lightness." His unwavering determination to build the lightest and fastest cars for...

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