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The all-new design is aimed at the hip crowd, but loyalists may balk.
McLaren, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Cadillac, and Lincoln, among others, made stunning showings.
With a turbocharged engine and three electric motors, the new NSX will challenge the top models from Audi, Porsche, and Ferrari.
This year’s L.A. Auto Show saw more models introduced than at any other time in its 107-year history.
The recently unveiled 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 was inspired by the advanced engineering and design of the company’s seven-figure MotoGP race bike.
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Kawasaki recently introduced the Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
What follows are 10 of the latest and greatest luxury cars that, quite simply, look better in orange.
Though electric and hybrid cars have existed for quite some time now—in fact, the first vehicle Ferdinand Porsche ever created was an electric model—a rise in consumer demand for low- and no-...
In Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction, the character Winston “The Wolf” Wolfe, played by Harvey Keitel, famously (albeit fictionally) drove across Los Angeles in 9 minutes and 37 seconds.
Last year, Infiniti initiated a brand overhaul by assigning the “Q” designation to its entire stable of vehicles.
With the introduction of the Lexus RC 350 F Sport, which made its world debut earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, the Japanese carmaker adds to its lineup of RC coupes.
The all-wheel-drive Nissan GT-R has received a makeover for the 2015 model year—and a bump in starting price for the base Premium model ($101,770) and the Black Edition ($111,510). The starting price...
While the Motor City has hosted an automotive trade show every year for much of the past century, the event did not become the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) until 1989, which made...
Unveiled 18 months ago at the Geneva Auto Show, the Infiniti Emerg-E concept is striking in appearance, and its significance as a road map to future design and product initiatives at the Japanese...
Lexus’ latest concept, the LF-NX compact crossover, will be on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The LF-NX concept focuses on the growing segment of smaller, more urban-centric compact...
When Honda pulled the wraps off its luxury division in 1986, Acura ’s promise—“Precision Crafted Performance”—was as much a guiding principle as it was a marketing ploy. The flagship Legend was a...
The only thing worse than going to a trade convention in Las Vegas is the indignity of flying a commercial airline to get there. The litany of horrors includes airport parking, TSA groping, an...
The popular Infiniti G Sedan is changing its initial to Q —it will become the Q50 with the 2014 model. In fact, Infiniti is renaming its entire lineup for 2014, and the letter Q will be in all the...
Since the Toyota Altezza came to America a dozen years ago wearing a Lexus emblem and an “IS” designation, this refined sport sedan (and, since 2009, hardtop convertible) has earned an enthusiastic...
Lexus takes the LS sedan very seriously. For Japanese automotive workers, a position on the dedicated LS production line at Toyota’s Tahara factory is considered an extraordinary privilege. Splendid...
When the third-generation Lexus LX570 ( www.lexus.com ) debuted in 2007, it embodied the automaker’s "Pursuit of Perfection" tagline. Not surprisingly, Lexus has made only negligible changes to the...
With a starting price of just over $40,000, the Infiniti JX35 ( www.infiniti.com ) is one of the more cost-effective vehicles ever featured in a Best of the Best issue. It might also be the only...
The Nissan GT-R ( www.nissanusa.com ) is a car in search of a track—or possibly a runway. This $97,000 machine is built to obliterate any competitors in a straight sprint. It is not pretty, polite,...
The Geneva Motor Show is known in the auto industry as a designer’s showcase. Other shows focus on new production models or advanced technologies, but Geneva is about design. So it’s no surprise that...
POLARIZED POSITIONS For those of us old enough to call it a Datsun, the Nissan GT-R is a revelation. It is not surprising that Godzilla, as the car is otherwise known, left a number of our judges in...
Attend any auto show around the world and you will find concept vehicles that defy automotive conventions and stereotypes. However, many of these cars never make it into production because most...
Twenty-odd years of fastidious engineering and unsurpassed quality have put Lexus in the pantheon of luxury automakers. But if there’s been one gripe leveled at Toyota’s luxury division over the...
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...
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...
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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