Automobiles

When we first laid eyes on the Moto Guzzi V7 Café Classic’s hunched silhouette and satin Legnano-green finish, we knew we were in for a treat. And while this $8,990 single seater won’t set any speed...
The longtime darling of spy photographers along Germany’s famed Nürburgring circuit, where it seems every new performance vehicle learns its manners these days, the dramatic Lexus LFA has at last...
Victory’s Cross Country offers a cosmic counterbalance—a yin to the yang, if you will—to iconic Harley-Davidson touring bikes. But rather than go the metric route of one-upping the Milwaukee,...
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC In comparison with the Type 41 "Royale," a mere six examples of which were produced, the Bugatti Type 57 was positively prolific. Among the roughly 700 such vehicles that...
Audi’s flagship 2011 A8 ( www.audiusa.com ) will employ the latest in mobile and wireless technology, facilitated by the innovative Nvidia Tegra computing chip. This ultra-low-power mobile web...
The Danish-designed Garia Golf Car ( www.garia.com ) is good by association. It is the first golf cart manufactured in an automotive facility—the same Finnish factory where the Porsche Boxster and...
Some vocalists give their most electrifying performances during the encore. Such a performer is Lamborghini, whose second Reventón model, the Roadster, dazzles the ears and eyes. Resembling a...
Surely every seriously smitten motorcycle aficionado has toyed with the notion of perching a fine machine in the middle of the living room. Jewellike engines and shiny fittings elevate the most...
Rob Myers’ career had humble beginnings. In 1976, the sheet-metal painter and bodywork specialist from Chatham-Kent, Ontario, opened a car-restoration shop in his Canadian hometown, which is located...
“Whatever you are,” Abraham Lincoln once said, “be a good one.” This advice applies not just to careers and character, but to cars as well. Since 2002, when Robb Report first invited a panel of...
Perfect 10 As a brand, Bugatti remembers the past but never intends to relive it. Three years ago, the Bugatti Veyron arrived at Robb Report ’s Car of the Year competition with an unprecedented...
Peerlessly Bipolar No one can accuse Porsche of not thinking out of the 911 box when it comes to packaging four sausage-fed Stuttgarters into a sedan worthy of the equine crest. Porsche acolytes...
Allard or Nothing When two of our judges were driving the Allard J2X MkII at this year’s competition, a Napa Valley patrol officer banned the vehicle from public roads because of an issue with the...
Misunderstood M That the BMW X6 M occupies the bottom rung of this year’s baker’s dozen mystifies me, as I have logged many hundreds of miles behind the wheel of this capable, albeit curious-looking...
A Thorough Thoroughbred The 2009 Audi R8 was named Robb Report ’s Car of the Year for 2008, outgunning all of the heavy artillery that Italy, England, and Germany could muster. But the 2010 Audi R8...
Balboni’s Baby Bull Unlike its crosstown rival, Ferrari, which merely names its factory streets after star employees, Lamborghini honors its Hall of Fame workers with a namesake limited edition. The...
Bentley Brutale Based on the sheer excess of power this Bentley so brilliantly puts to pavement, some might have wagered that it would take top honors. It does everything exceptionally, though any...
Britain’s Beauty As Aston Martin’s flagship model, the DBS Volante impresses on every level. The car performs like a sports car, rides like a grand tourer, sounds like a supercar, and takes the prize...
Feline Pedigree Soon after the first E-Type Jaguar was unveiled in 1961, the car with the cat quickly became known as the embodiment of grace and pace, as well as the purveyor of not a little bit of...
Cobra Cult Carroll Shelby’s take on the latest Mustang recalls the Texan’s tune-up of Ford’s first-era pony car. Like its 1965 forebear, the 2010 model has evolved from a respectable but mostly...
Singular Spyker The Dutch automaker continues to refine its original C8 concept with the slightly larger Aileron. A longer wheelbase translates to more room in the cockpit, yet the Spyker signature...
Good Sport Range Rovers have always been square with sharp corners; and though they are great when sloughing off road, they are inclined to laziness and lurching when hauling horse trailers on dry...
Winged Wunderauto No car in this year’s competition has been more eagerly anticipated than the SLS AMG. This century’s all-new Gullwing is a most deserving Car of the Year and does not disappoint in...
The following Robb Report readers were among the guests who joined the magazine’s editors and writers in driving, evaluating, and ranking the 2010 Car of the Year candidates. Norton Alderson is CEO...
Harley-Davidson’s latest Dark Custom is more like a ray of nostalgia than a chiaroscuro one-off. Available in traditional black ($10,499), silver, or orange ($10,789), the Sportster Forty-Eight packs...
Following its dramatic debut in 2009 at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California, the very grand 2011 Bentley Mulsanne is rolling closer to the showroom. Now, Bentley Motors has revealed...
The only thing better than a thorough aesthetic makeover is a vigorous mechanical one, and Kawasaki’s all-new Z1000 ($10,499) has been indulged with both for 2010. While it’s compacted, creased, and...
Weight is the enemy of performance. It’s something that Porsche, with some 28,000 racetrack triumphs under its belt, knows better than most. To that end, meet the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, the...
Despite their often futuristic appearances, most modern supercars are, in a sense, things of the past. Each new ultra-high-performance machine from the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Mercedes-...
Those with a wicked appreciation for both irony and understatement have, from the outset, savored Bentley’s Continental GT as the perfect stealth supercar. Endowed with an unimpeachable pedigree, a...

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