Automobiles

Land Rover has known a few corporate parents in its 61 years, including British Leyland, British Aerospace, BMW, Ford, and now the Indian automaker Tata. But through it all, the British marque’s...
Slight, stylish Vespa scooters offered a way for frugal Italians to get around following World War II, but Vespa’s new GTS 300 Super takes a decidedly “more is more” approach to step-through...
The Morgan Motor Company may be regarded by some as a quaint relic of Britain’s storied automotive past. Yet the last independent British carmaker celebrates its centenary not only with a nod to...
At a time when most automobile engines were simple 1- or 2-cylinder affairs, French manufacturer de Dion-Bouton debuted a 4-cylinder motor for factory racing—as well as the world’s first independent...
The Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster was conspicuously absent from the Italian marque’s display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March. Instead, the SuperVeloce—with its canary-...
The new BMW S 1000 RR is a 193 hp bruiser that weighs only 455 pounds, thanks to its aluminum bridge frame. The superbike is powered by a Formula One–influenced 999 cc inline-4 engine, which also...
When Ferrari builds road-going versions of its competition vehicles, the names of those cars often allude to the brand’s racing heritage. Such is the case with the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M...
In 2007, Canada’s Bombardier Recreational Products caught the attention of motoring enthusiasts when it debuted the outlandish Can-Am Spyder , a $16,200 three-wheeled roadster with a manual...
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...
If you’ve ever walked away from a harrowing car wreck, chances are good that Mercedes-Benz had a hand in your survival — even if you weren’t driving a Mercedes at the time. The German automaker has...
Ducati’s Monster is the best-selling motorcycle in the history of the Italian brand, but the model’s ubiquity has sent some enthusiasts in search of more rarified rides. Texas speed shop Rever Corsa...
Even with less than restrained optioning, it’d be a mighty stretch to suggest that the elfin Lotus Elise —all 1,984 pounds of it—could ever be overburdened by creature comforts and aesthetic frippery...
If racing improves the breed, Buell’s road-going superbike takes a quantum leap in credibility with the 1125R’s sweeping success in the AMA’s Daytona SportBike class. To experience its winning ways...
No sports car asserts the spirit of the American hot-rodder more clearly than Carroll Shelby’s original AC Cobra. Born in an era when brute power and handling finesse were mutually exclusive...
Mercedes-Benz is bringing back the gullwing doors that helped make the 1950s-era 300SL coupe one of the most sought-after collector cars. The doors will be among the distinguishing traits of the all-...
It’s easy to drive right past the headquarters of Farbio Sports Cars, the United Kingdom’s newest—and perhaps coolest—maker of exotic cars. A wooden plaque more suited to a nature reserve than a car-...
The last of anything—a picture show, a Mohican, or an out at Yankee Stadium—is inevitably a cue for remembrance. Now so is the 2010 Bentley Arnage Final Series, a three-ton luxury sedan with mirror-...
Valentine Reyes unlocked the massive rolling doors, shoved them open, and smiled. "There are a lot of memories in here," he said. Once my eyes adjusted to the light, I blinked. Spread out before us...
In a move that recalls its Enzo-derived FXX racer, Ferrarinow turns up the heat on the 599 GTB Fiorano, creating the dazzling new 599XX . Ferrari made available a mere 30 examples of the FXX to...
Once a year, a sea of die-hard BMW enthusiasts converges at Jim Hyde’s 500-acre compound in Castaic, California, with the simple goal of exploring the limits of themselves and their motorcycles. We...
Never mind the economy: Maybach is still making money. The 5.7-meter-long Maybach 57 and the 6.2-meter-long Maybach 62 remain—despite their bumper-to-bumper hand-craftedness—serious cash cows for...
Ural’s early reputation for iffy reliability came from their insistence on manufacturing every last nut and bolt in-house. But they’ve since seen the light and departed from stubbornly vertical...
Devotees of Europe’s classic road races of the 1950s—such as the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio—Dutch brothers Paul and Tino Huet wanted to bring the vintage road-rally experience to a new...
With his bespoke pinstripe suits and 1960s-style sideburns, Stephan Winkelmann embodies Lamborghini’s raging-bull image. A German-born businessman raised in Italy, Winkelmann became CEO of Automobili...
It’s got futuristic styling and a striking face, but Honda’s new DN-01 is shockingly approachable at its core. Horizontally swept lines flow from a shark-like nose to a subtly bulbous tail exposing...
Adrenaline junkies bored by, say, base jumping or running with the bulls in Pamplona—or by Automobili Lamborghini’s standard 640-horsepower Murciélago coupe and roadster—will find much to love in the...
To mark its 10th anniversary this year, Minnesota-based Victory gave a handful of its Vision Tour bikes a makeover that includes chrome trimmings and billet wheels. The company also added a Garmin...
The Benelli Tornado Tre 1130 delivers performance that is equal to its appearance, which is among the most graceful in motorcycling. With the $17,900 Tornado—which, in a departure for a bike, is...
The V-Rod Muscle represents a departure for Harley-Davidson. Instead of being an all-American iron horse, the bike is an aluminum-clad drag-strip denizen with a pedigree from across the Atlantic: A...
Powered by the latest 4-valve version of Moto Guzzi’s transverse-mounted, 90-degree, 1,151 cc V-twin engine, the Stelvio 1200 4V is a versatile machine. The $14,990 bike has the horsepower essential...

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