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For the 2014 model year and for the first time ever, Aston Martin is offering its top-of-the-line Vanquish as a ragtop, or, as Aston Martin calls it, a Volante. As with the coupe version of the new-...
The Aston Martin name is not quite 100, but the British company that builds the cars was originally formed in 1913, and so Aston Martin has spent the past year celebrating its centennial. The events...
This unique 1929 Rolls-Royce Springfield Phantom I Brewster Ascot Phaeton will be offered as part of The Salon Collection during the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale,...
The Rolls Royce Phantom I was built in the 1920s as a replacement for the marque’s original Silver Ghost, but Umed Singh II, the maharaja of Kotah (India), envisioned something different for the...
A variant of Jaguar’s new F-Type roadster, called Project 7, was developed as a way to pay homage to the marque’s seven victories at Le Mans between 1951 and 1990. The vehicle, only one of which was...
Aston Martin has announced moves toward a technical partnership with Mercedes-AMG GmbH, a subsidiary of Daimler AG. A Letter of Intent has been signed and both parties are working towards signing...
Seldom can centenarians indulge in their centenaries, but with the Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept ( www.astonmartin.com ), the British carmaker, which turned 100 this year, is doing just that...
When Bentley Motors brought forth the Continental in 1952, it was the world’s fastest four-seat passenger car and an apogee for the pedigree. A 4.6-liter inline 6 shoved the car along at a then-...
Stately is a word usually associated with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars , but in the case of the new Wraith, another S word— stunning —seems far more appropriate. Based on a shortened Ghost platform, the...
For years, Ferrari and McLaren have battled each other in the rarefied air of Formula 1 racing, but increasingly they have taken that competition to the street, now that the U.K.-based McLaren has...
While super storm Sandy was hammering the East Coast and drenching rains were merging Venice with the Adriatic Sea last fall, similar weather was pounding Morocco into mud. Downpours of biblical...
Bentley has recharged its most iconic model, the Mulsanne, with a series of new features that serve modern business executives. From the backseat, two picnic tables designed for an iPad and wireless...
Aston Martin is kicking off its first comprehensive motorsports program in United States with the sale of 12 of its famed GT4 racecars ($195,000 each) and 10 new car models set to race at speedways...
In the days when it was producing the XK120 sports car (1948 through 1954), Jaguar was on the leading edge of design. Yet over the decades, despite the E-Type and mostly because of its sedans, the...
Freedom of expression was the right that enabled history’s most inspired automotive designs. Giuseppe Figoni, of the 1930s-era French coachbuilder Figoni & Falaschi, was allowed to fashion his...
Since its model-year 2009 debut, Jaguar ’s sensuous XF sedan has emerged as one of the British automaker’s greatest hits, with a lineup that has expanded to include a turbocharged 4-cylinder model,...
Since it debuted in September 2009 and wafted into U.S. showrooms midway through 2010, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has outsold the brand’s flagship Phantom (available in a standard sedan, long-wheelbase...
Land Rover’s new SUV flagship, the 2013 Range Rover, is sure to become the poster vehicle for drivers who seek unbridled luxury along with maximum utility.
When the Tata Group took Land Rover off Ford’s hands back in 2008, the future for the venerable British automaker seemed a little murky. Fuel prices were on the rise and sales of serious sport-...
The 600-mile drive from Crewe in the United Kingdom to Le Mans, France, is a visually lush but potentially arduous journey that negotiates channel crossings, toll roads, and lengthy expanses of...
Land Rover’s flagship SUV is aging well as it nears the middle of its fifth decade in production. The 2013 Range Rover ( www.landrover.com ), the model’s fourth generation, weighs 700 pounds less...
Following the Jaguar E-Type’s debut, at the 1961 Geneva International Motor Show, Road & Track ’s Henry N. Manney III, the most entertaining automotive journalist of the 1960s, astutely...
Let’s cut to the chase: With a top speed of 205 mph, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed is the fastest production car ever to wear the Flying B. The standard Continental GT, revised inside and out...
Bentley Motors has a long and storied history of crafting open-top motor cars—grand automobiles like the 3-liter of the 1920s and the S1 Continental Park Ward Drophead Coupe of the 1950s. At the...
After more than a decade of distractions following its bizarre transformation into a BMW Group subsidiary in 1998, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is standing tall and breathing evenly. The company is feeling...
The mighty McLaren MP4-12C is hardly an automobile that wants for speed. With a 591 hp twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8, the mid-engine monster can sprint from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat and...
It’s a testament to the mechanical excellence and enduring beauty of Jaguar ’sXF that five years after its debut it remains a supremely compelling choice among executive-class sedans, squaring off...
While other automakers claw for market share in an ever-more-homogenized industry, England’s Morgan Motor Company goes about business as usual—though there is nothing usual about a Morgan. As...
1962 Morgan +4 Super Sports A real race-bred roadster, the Morgan +4 Super Sports offers great performance, possesses a storied competition history, and displays dashing good looks. After Chris...
It’s no faster or better handling than a standard issue Aston Martin DBS Volante—if one has the nerve to call anything from the high-end British brand “standard”—but this limited-edition model is an...

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