Automobiles

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...
More Bucks, More Bang. The Bentley Continental GT—our 2004 Car of the Year winner—may be a bit long...
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...
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...
Just as it did with the Ferrari that participated in our Car of the Year competition, mechanical...
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,...
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...
Blasting through puddles at 187 mph on the main runway at Alhorn flugplatz in northern Germany,...
Prepare to remove your hat at the sight of the Ducati Desmosedici RR ( www.ducati.com ) —if you do...
Maserati has loosed from its Modena stables the long-awaited GranTurismo, and it is a formidable...
Checkered flags fluttered, TV cameras rolled, onlookers waved, and ancient motors revved, as the...
While competing in its third Grand Prix motor racing season in 1987, Aprilia won its first title,...
The GT-R is to sushi and soy sauce what the Corvette is to apple pie and vanilla ice cream...
"This is not just a show car," proclaims Alfred DiMora, founder and CEO of DiMora Motorcar, a...
Appearing like a 911 coupe captured through a wide-angle lens, the Panamera is Porsche’s answer to...
At various times in the previous century, Rapide —an exotic and evocative word—has denoted a fabric...
Victory Motorcycles has introduced an impressive array of big American cruisers over the past...

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