Coupe

The BMW M3 finally has a competitor to worry about, as the CTS-V just put the performance-coupe world on notice; expect deliveries to begin by the end of 2010. Its four-door sibling, the original...
The BMW 6 Series is the type of car that takes command of the road. With a detuned version of the 4.8-liter V-8 engine found in the X5, the 650i is certainly as large and in charge as a similarly...
When the M6 reappeared on the U.S. market in early 2006, nearly 15 years had passed since BMW previously offered a two-door sibling to the M5 sport sedan. A year later, in 2007, came the first-ever...
With its front-mounted 4-liter V-8 engine, the BMW M3 nearly matches the V-8-powered Audi R8’s power ratings—for half the cost. Producing 414 hp and 295 ft-lbs of torque, the latest coupe from BMW...
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...
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...
While Audi’s marketing dollars are going to their TDI clean-diesel campaign, the German brand’s research and development dollars are going into their first all-electric vehicle: the Audi e-tron. The...
Winged Wunderauto No car in this year’s competition has been more eagerly anticipated than the SLS AMG. This century’s all-new Gullwing is a most deserving Car of the Year and does not disappoint in...
Contrast a leisurely jaunt from Paris to Monte Carlo in a modern supercar with the challenges faced in 1951 by Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi while piloting their Ferrari at top speed in the...
No Apologies The Bentley Brooklands is heavier than vehicles that deliver refrigerators, costs more than most small businesses, is big enough to overflow any carport, and contains no iPod jacks,...
The Suit Fits The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé is what would happen if the BMW 7 Series were built on Savile Row. Forget that only contortionists will be able to sit in the rear quarters for more than...
As I short-shift out of the Porsche Curves toward the start-finish straight at Le Mans, I uncork a lifelong fantasy: to drive under the Dunlop Tire bridge—the most famous photo prop in motorsports—...
To imply that the stock twin-turbo V-12 engines in the current Mercedes-Benz CL65, S65, and SL65 AMG performance models are sufficiently powered would be like saying Johann Sebastian Bach was just a...
Huge and heavy, and about as green as offshore drilling, the $341,000 Bentley Brooklands ( www.bentleymotors.com ) is nothing that any car should be these days. Yet producing three-ton vehicles...
This summer, Rolls- Royce Motor Cars will begin production of the Phantom Coupé ( www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com ), a hardtop sibling to the Drophead Coupé. The Phantom Coupé features rear-hinged...
"You can disable ESP," Alfa Romeo engineer Domenico Martino says of the 8C Competizione’s electronic stability system, "but we don’t recommend." Especially not in these conditions. It is a rainy,...
The Morgan Motor Co. will ensure the exclusivity of its new aeroMax, essentially a fixed-head version of the aero 8, by building only 100 examples. The last time the family-run, boutique british...
The birth of Aston Martin’s expressive and explosive DBS was an interesting, maybe even high-risk, delivery. Well into the production process of the DBS, Ford Motor Co. began trying to shed those...
The Gift One of the fewer than 99 coupes that are bound for the United States. — High-speed-driving lessons on the Balocco test track near Turin, Italy. $300,000 Alfa Romeo’s 8C Competizione has been...
In 1923, Walter Owen Bentley, founder of the car company that bears his name, determined that driving enthusiasts wanted a more potent version of the standard 3-liter Bentley. Thus were born the...
The Audi R8 ( www.audi.com ) may lack a long history, but it already has experienced plenty of racing success: The prototype that dominated sports car competitions for the past seven years went by...
The noise will not surprise the folks toiling in a strip of auto repair shops here in the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame, Calif. But as Ian Wright eases his vehicle out of his garage and into...
Fresh from Bavaria, the latest M Series coupe follows the M5 sedan’s 2006 Car of the Year showing with identical results: a tie for the seventh position. Equipped with the same venerable 5-liter V-10...
As a prototype convertible made the rounds from one Bentley showroom to another last summer, Robb Report senior correspondent Paul Dean traveled to Miami to drive the latest member of the Continental...
One carmaker continues to advance standards for technology, safety, and performance in automobiles designed for real-world use. This year, Mercedes-Benz ups the ante once again with what may be the...
Many U.S. Vehicles are masterpieces of compromise and elasticity—virtuous qualities in the realm of realpolitik but fatal flaws in that of automobile design. These mediocrities often come to us...
It may be true that, as a BMW spokesman says, the M6 convertible will appeal to the car enthusiast who really appreciates performance, someone who also is an aficionado of airplanes, watches, and...
A 1931 Voisin C20 Simoun Demi-Berline, the only known remaining car of its kind. Price $5.5 million It seems fitting that Gabriel Voisin’s surname should be an anagram for vision, as the French...
Jaguar’s 2007 XK8, the latest in a decades-long line of ever-lithe athletes, has been under indictment since it was presented in its concept-car phase last spring. It had the same old oval grille...
Those not familiar with former BMW designer Henrik Fisker or his Irvine, Calif., company, Fisker Coachbuild (and many of our Car of the Year judges were not), can think of him as a kind of custom...

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