Automobiles

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...
As Ferrari’s more luxury-oriented corporate cousin, the modern Maserati has made a name for itself as a purveyor of stupendously customizable sporting cars. On all Maseratis, options for color...
Porsche has only five distinct models, but the Stuttgart-based automaker is famously devoted to subtle (and not-so-subtle) diversity. There are four versions each of the Boxster, Cayman, and Cayenne...
For those accustomed to being driven rather than doing the driving themselves, the Rolls-Royce Phantom (particularly the grander-than-grand Extended Wheelbase model) is the ultimate conveyance. But...
It’s not every day that a bona fide concept car — particularly a splendiferous flight of fancy like the Jaguar C-X75 —makes the leap to the production line, but in this case it is happening...
Modern-day BMW owners may know the number 328 only because it’s branded in chrome on the back of modern-day 3 Series models to designate the smallest engine. True Bimmer fans, however, know that this...
A selection of rare vintage British automobiles and motorcycles, including Aston Martins, Jaguars, Rolls-Royces, and more, will go up for auction on June 23 at RM Auctions ’ sale at Syon Park in West...
Sometimes history repeats itself. In 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL—affectionately referred to as the Gullwing—was built by the German automaker as a production car with one peculiar feature: its...
Auto enthusiasts will argue endlessly about whether a car is purer in its hardtop or soft-top iterations. Some say cutting the roof off any Porsche 911 is a scar on the car’s iconic racing roots...
When you have been building a generally peerless, certainly palatial off-road icon for four decades, what better way to celebrate its big 4-0 than by creating the ultimate edition of that vehicle?...
In the oversize-SUV category that includes the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Lincoln Navigator, to name three, the best of the biggest is the Infiniti QX56 ( www.infiniti.com ). The seven-seat, $...

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