Automobiles

In his 1978 top-40 hit "Life’s Been Good," Joe Walsh sang about his Maserati doing 185 mph (and about losing his license as a result of driving that fast). The boast was as dubious as the rock star’s...
Good news for America’s children and vertically challenged who are going to ride shotgun in the Pagani Huayra: You will be able to do so without fearing harm from the car’s passenger-side airbag. But...
1965 Lamborghini 3500 GTZ When Lamborghini came on the scene with its first V-12 GT, in 1964, the car wore an elegant—if eccentric—Superleggera body designed by Milan’s Carrozzeria Touring. Soon...
A plucky Birmingham, Ala., upstart is on track to deliver the next great American sport touring motorcycle. Engineered with assistance from automotive speed shop Pratt & Miller, the Motus MST and...
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism "Less is more" certainly applies to the Ferrari 458 Spider ( www.ferrari.com ), which is scheduled to arrive in North America early next year. The Spider...
When the latest iteration of Audi ’s A8 debuted for 2011, it presented a stupefying blend of artful design, cutting-edge technology, and business-class luxury. The standard A8 4.2 and the quick-to-...
The world of MotoGP racing is a richly funded, high-stakes microcosm where the best of the best do battle on million-dollar machines. But the Grand Prix world stage isn’t entirely inaccessible...
Among aficionados of performance automobiles, the emergence of gasoline-electric hybrids and pure-electric vehicles was met with genuine concern: Would the quest for fuel efficiency and environmental...
Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division is infamous for its snarling hot rods infused with track-focused fierceness, but that didn’ t stop the two-wheeled world from scratching its collective head when the...
The crossover sport-utility segment is a favorite for families and active sorts who want practicality delivered in a more attractive and engaging package than so-called mommy vans or that near-...
Spare yet stylishly detailed, the custom bikes of the Factory Metal Works (FMW)evoke 1940s-style bobbers refined by modern technology. Beginning with original engines, FMW reworks the mills for...
Assouline reveals prized automobiles from the last 100 years, showcasing rare cars owned by Marlene Dietrich, Pablo Picasso, and Elvis Presley, among others, in its limited edition anthology, The...
Small cars are (at last) on a roll in America. The BMW-wrought Mini Cooper proved beyond any doubt that an economical small car could transcend its humble station and catch the eye of the leisure...
Ian Thomson was at a crossroads. He was six years into his ownership of a 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 and beginning to grow tired of the car. He needed something fresh, but the thought of dropping $100,...
BMW is introducing a 4-cylinder vehicle to the United States this fall for the first time in more than a decade. The $50,000 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster ( www.bmwusa.com ) is also the first U.S. model...
The 458 Italia is a shocking demonstration of just how much improvement can be brought to an...
West Richland, Wash., isn’t Modena, Italy, or Stuttgart, Germany, or Molsheim, France. But West Richland–based Shelby SuperCars is very serious about speed. Specifically, the boutique sports car...
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is hardly short on looks, and thanks to the wizards at the company’s in-house speed shop, AMG, it’s no slouch in the performance department, either. On the capable...
It’s no surprise that, on the heels of its sold-out R8 GT supercar, Audi would reveal an open-top version based on the R8 Spyder—but that doesn’t diminish the thrill of its arrival. As they did with...
Few cars enjoy such a loyal following as BMW famously inspirational M5 sedan, and few events in the automotive world create quite as much excitement as the introduction of a new M5. For 2012, the...
Launched in 1992, the McLaren F1 was a standout among supercars. But after a production run of just...
There’s nothing remotely ordinary about the 2012 Bentley Continental GT coupe, with its singular blend of supreme opulence and brute force. And yet, buyers of such remarkable vehicles are a...
To celebrate the July wedding of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco to Charlene Wittstock, Lexus gave the couple something a bit nicer than a toaster: a very special version of its...
You might be forgiven for drawing a blank at the mention of the name Zenvo , but the boutique European automaker is poised to make its existence known in a big way. The company’s ST1 supercar the...
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the E-Type Jaguar, and Bonhams auction house will give collectors two reasons to celebrate when it auctions a pair of spectacular examples on September 16...
One of Duesenberg Motors’ best customers was George Whittell Jr., a notorious San Francisco playboy who was heir to a fortune, ran with “questionable” women, raced his cars through city streets, and...
If it sounds as though Ferrari has lost its way, rest assured it has not. The FF is a delight to...
At a time when hood emblems are traded among manufacturers like so many marbles, the Aventador...
Every August, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance offers automobile admirers the opportunity to see the world’s best examples of motorized sculpture. Among the featured marques to be celebrated this...
Some 300 classic sports cars will descend upon the Monterey Peninsula in California for the first annual Mille Miglia North America Tribute . A legend among auto-racing enthusiasts, the original...

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