Automobiles

Based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Becker Automotive Design’s JetVan can coddle passengers in the manner of a Maybach while offering them a host of high-tech communication devices. The latest...
True convertibles are creatures of elegance and impeccable manners that tender four spacious seats for people who prefer to tour grandly between Relais & Châteaux lodgings. The restyled,...
Fifteen years ago, Jonathan Ward saw enough beauty in the beat-up bodies of vintage Toyota Land Cruisers to launch TLC, a Van Nuys, Calif., company that restored and serviced the off-road vehicles.
Aston Martin has done a remarkable job designing each and every one of its cars in a way that appeals to both the style-minded and performance-obsessed buyer. For some, however, the body lines and...
Like Hatfields taking shots at a McCoy solely because he is a McCoy, many Porsche 911 owners have been mercilessly peppering the Cayenne with verbal bird shot—and worse—since the SUV arrived on the...
When Parmigiani Fleurier was asked by Bugatti Automobiles to create a special-edition watch to celebrate the final version of the automaker’s Veyron supercar, the request came with a catch:...
When looking at the exterior of the new BMW X5 xDrive50i ( www.bmw.com ), it is difficult to find anything that distinguishes the vehicle from the 2007 to 2010 model-year X5s. But slip into the...
It’s amazing how some things can seemingly materialize overnight and take an entire industry by storm. Extraordinary anomalies like Facebook, the iPad, and reality television all fall into this...
We’ve long been friends of the folks at the LeMay —America’s Car Museum. When we met the foundation’s visionary president and CEO, David Madeira, back in the mid-2000s, both he and his team of...
For those who believe that an automotive gathering cannot possibly be more exclusive, breathtaking, or debonair than the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, we submit—for your consideration—the...
On May 22, about 140 Ferraris will be on parade at Old Pasadena’s historic Colorado Blvd. for the third annual Concorso Ferrari , hosted by Ferrari Club of America’s Southwest Region (FCA SW). A...
The time has finally come. After three years of rumors and spy photography, a replacement for Lamborghini’s Murciélago was finally unveiled in March. The magnetism of a new V-12-powered Lamborghini —...
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center does more than just restore classic cars. It also reveals their stories. It would not be uncommon for a visitor to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center ( www.mercedes-...
1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton Sedan The Auburn-Cord-duesenberg triumvirate was Errett Lobban Cord’s ambitious attempt to merge three tiers of luxury automobiles. The venture also afforded him his long-...
For those who think that hybrid cars are for pragmatic, fuel-sipping performance haters, Porsche would like you to think again. The German manufacturer is even going so far as to race a hybrid-...
Following on last year’s inaugural event, the 2nd Annual Greystone Mansion Concours d’Elegance once again sets the bar for a concours in a setting as refined as the automobiles on show. More than 100...
The Land Rover Range Rover sits at the top of the luxury SUV segment as one of the only vehicles on the road today that offers both a handsomely styled interior and exterior, and bona fide off-road...
Despite Audi’s recent efforts with clean-diesel engines in the A3 TDI and Q7 TDI models, the German luxury brand will soon offer a whole new type of alternative power train in the States with the...
As the automotive world searches for the ultimate alternative to gasoline-fueled engines, the big three premium German automakers ( Audi, BMW , and Mercedes-Benz ) continue to build a case for clean...
Conceived in the aftermath of World War II, at a time when many European countries were attempting to rebuild and restore tattered, downtrodden economies, the modern-day scooter became a vehicle that...
Ecosse Moto Works has a reputation for concocting perfectly unreasonable motorcycles, flawlessly detailed six-figure bikes that are handmade for a small but dedicated clientele. But the Denver, Colo...
Moto Guzzi played the nostalgia card with its retro-inspired V7 Café Classic, and the new V7 Racer ($9,790) takes a sharper-edged stab at the heady era of British rockers and their stylish rides...
Ferraris are great cars to own, but are they a good investment? Get the answer from our panel of experts on Robb Report’s first Collector Car Investment Forum. Robert Ross, our automotive editor,...
In its ongoing quest to keep pace with BMW’s famously quick “M” cars and Audi’s high-performance “S” and “RS” models, Mercedes-Benz has—via its in-house speed shop, AMG—taken the sledgehammer...
The Cadillac Escalade is the standard-bearer for a uniquely American brand of opulence: It’s substantial, swift, and silent, with bold good looks and acres of chrome. Becker Automotive is an American...
There’s a special place in the hearts of the BMW faithful for the original M3 coupe. With flared fenders and an outsized rear wing, the petite “E30” M3, sold in the United States from 1988 to 1992,...
There was a time when just about any vehicle cobbled together in Italy had a reasonable shot at exotic-car status, especially if it hailed from Maranello or Modena. Today, it takes a significantly...
There are few manufacturers as savvy as Porsche when it comes to artfully leveraging its illustrious history and the mystique of its current models in creating limited-production specials. On the...
Museum Row along the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles is home to the Petersen Automotive Museum, which will host a slew of supercars, both classic and contemporary, from March 5 to October 16 during an...
Opulence and effortless speed are lovely, but the real charm of owning a fine motorcar is its supreme exclusivity. And yet, in some neighborhoods, even the most extraordinary vehicles can start to...

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