Automobiles

Audi and Lamborghini are two distinct branches of the Volkswagen family tree, but they bear some similar fruit in the form of a shared V-10 engine. The V-10 in question derives from the Lamborghini...
The handsome 2010 S4 sports sedan accomplishes a neat trick: It is notably bigger and quicker than its predecessor but weighs less and consumes less fuel. Whereas the outgoing S4 packed Audi’s...
It is nearly impossible to find fault with the Audi R8. In fact, it outranked Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin at Robb Report’s 2008 Car of the Year event, earning first-place honors. And while the...
It may be related to the Volkswagen Touareg, but Audi’s stylish Q7 takes a decidedly more urbane, on-road approach to the premium sport-utility-vehicle role. Particularly in its top-of-the-line 4.2...
If sales numbers are anything to go by, it is impossible to ignore the popularity of the compact SUV. In fact, nearly every carmaker in the world has something to offer in this growing vehicle...
Although Audi’s flagship sedan has experienced remarkable success in Europe, its stateside sales tally has not kept pace. But Audi hopes to change all of that with the all-new 2011 Audi A8. The all-...
The S5’s seductive lines look even better in convertible form—with its roof stowed away, there’s nothing between the windshield and tail to disturb those flowing lines. Sleek and understated, the $60...
The name Rapide returns to Aston Martin for the 2011 model year. Raised from the dusty files of Lagonda—the company that built the original Rapide tourers (1934-1937), the Lagonda Rapide (1961-1964...
Although it is at the bottom of Aston Martin's current model line, the V8 Vantage still possesses classic good looks. With its long hood, short rear deck, muscular haunches, and steeply raked...
As Aston Martin’s top model, the DBS is a media darling that made its theatrical debut as the ride of choice for Britain’s top secret agent. But for those who do not need to be discreet about their...
Now in its sixth year of production, the DB9 coupe and its convertible twin, the DB9 Volante, remain among the world’s freshest, most elegant, and exciting grand touring cars. Aston Martin’s...
Powered by a Lamborghini-sourced V-10 engine, the Audi R8 V10 is what the original R8 should’ve been from the start. And while the original R8 featured sufficient power for a V-8 sports car—414...
With just 77 examples scheduled for production, the Aston Martin One-77 might be the most elusive Aston ever. The car’s rarity—and estimated $2 million price—is a function of its production process...
For those who enjoy the sound of big V-8 but aren’t looking for a muscle car, the Audi S5 is your match made in Ingolstadt. Sleek and understated, the S5 coupe drips sophistication from every angle...
The Ariel Atom 3 is not for faint of heart. Essentially a no-holds-barred performance machine, this road-going rocket ship gives the Bugatti Veyron a run for its money off the line. Although it...
The V8 Vantage Roadster’s canvas top stows in less than 15 seconds, and this car is a great alternative to more commonplace vehicles like the 911 Cabriolet and Mercedes-Benz SL. Although it is at the...
Among the historic 1950s-era racing cars coveted today, the Allard J2X is at the top of the list of many a collector. But with only 83 examples made, scant few of the originals remain, and those that...
The DBS performs more like a grand tourer than a sports car, which is a great reason to opt for the Volante version and take a joyride down the coast. The three-layer fabric top—which can be raised...
While most Alfa Romeo fans in America will have to wait for the Giulietta and MiTo models to find their way into U.S. dealerships in 2011, a select few have already been lucky enough to take delivery...
Built for Aston Martin aficionados with a preference for top-down motoring, the DB9 Volante impresses on every level. Aston Martin’s unmistakable grille, elongated headlights, and voluptuous body...
Designed behind the locked doors of Acura’s California design facility, the ZDX—an oxymoronically labeled four-door sports coupe that debuted as a crossover prototype last April—is now a full...
The MDX is one of Acura’s top sellers in the U.S., and its 3.7-liter VTEC V-6 is the proverbial iron hand in a velvet glove, balancing an urgent 300 hp with ineffable composure all the way to its 6,...
For the past few years, the Bullrun Rally has attracted automotive enthusiasts with an insatiable thirst for adventure. Many of the details for this annual event remain shrouded in mystery until 11th...
Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM has designed its new superbike, the 1190 RC8 R ( www.ktm.com )—the first RC8 R to reach U.S. shores—with refinements meant to challenge European literbikes such...
It may be difficult to imagine an ultra-prestige marque like Maybach wafting through such woeful economic times unscathed. But waft it has: Sales of the 5.7-meter-long Maybach 57 and the 6.2-meter-...
Few monikers in the automotive world carry quite the heft of Ferrari’s GTO . Short for Gran Turismo Omologato, the designation recalls the sensational 250 GTO of 1962 and the 288 GTO from 1984. (...
The 3-series has its M3, the 5-series has its M5, and even the X5 and X6 models have their own fearsome M-spec variants. But what about the 7-series? In the BMW range, the M badge signifies the top...
The Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce represents the Italian automaker's unwavering...
The Cayenne has been a source of significant consternation for Porsche purists since its debut in 2002. On one hand, a 5,000-pound-plus sport-utility vehicle seems downright sacrilegious from a...
Saab’s corporate mascot is the mythical griffin, but for as many lives as the Swedish automaker has used up in the last few months, a house cat might be more appropriate. A perennial money loser for...

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