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Since the launch of the original XJ6 in 1968, Jaguar fanciers have regarded the XJ as one of the world’s sexiest sedans. For more than four decades, Sir William Lyons’ formal four-door aged...
The shooting break, or break de chasse —a two-door estate car with rear liftgates—was typically European, traditionally custom-built, and decidedly de rigueur for country hunts or Champagne-and-pork-...
During the formative decades of the luxury motorcar, oversize was a virtue. Girth was good, and bigger was even better. One of the outward signs of a driver’s financial success was automotive excess...
Fitted with the same 6-liter V-12 engine that powers Aston Martin’s larger, more expensive cars, the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage ( www.astonmartin.com ) produces 510 bhp and 420 ft lbs of torque...
Last year, Robb Report and Aston Martin teamed-up to build a limited run of seven all-black V8 Vantage Roadsters for serious collectors. It appears that the British manufacturer liked the concept so...
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé has a few of the same familial traits as its cousin, the convertible Drophead Coupé: rear-hinged suicide doors and an optional brushed-stainless-steel finish for the...
Rolls-Royce’s Drophead Coupé is built from the chassis of the Phantom sedan, and although it’s about 10 inches shorter, it still stretches nearly 19 feet from stem to stern. A machine this grandiose...
The four-door Rolls-Royce Ghost is the latest addition to the British automaker’s royal family. Although it is considered to be the baby Rolls, it is only 17 inches shorter than the brand’s 19-foot-...
Throughout the 20th century, Morgan made a name for itself as an innovator, turning out capable performers on road and track. In the early days, scrappy Morgan owners broke records in trials, and the...
Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman had a simple formula for making cars faster: "To add speed, add lightness." More than 25 years after Chapman’s death, his company’s automobiles continue to embody...
It’s not every day that Lotus unveils an entirely new model—and it’s even rarer that the company releases a model with more than two seats. The new Evora (a name that has nothing to do with the...
The LR4 is the new baby Rover. As a successor to the LR3, it is a smaller, lighter model that comes with the new, more powerful engine and a smooth 6-speed ZF gearbox—although, no supercharged...
The 2010 Range Rover Sport is based on the LR4 platform and this supercharged model was designed for sport-and-touring drivers rather than country squires and rain-forest explorers. This year, the...
The superfast, stunningly elegant Jaguar XKR should erase all concerns about the brand’s resurrection and any questions about the restoration of its vitality. Working from the 2009 model, designer...
Behind the wheel of the Jaguar XK Convertible is a great way to spend sunny day. And should you choose to reveal yourself as the style-savvy owner of this sleek Jaguar, the retractable ragtop drops...
When Jaguar unveiled its supercharged version of the XF sedan, we found ourselves wondering why—when Jaguar traditionally uses an "R" to distinguish its supercharged racing-performance models—the 470...
The redesigned Jaguar XJ looks young and stylish—just like the type of person who is apparently supposed to drive it. At its unveiling last July, Jaguar appeared intent on reestablishing the cool...
The 2010 Jaguar XJ represents the most dramatic redesign of the sedan since its introduction in 1968. The all-new Jaguar XJ looks young and stylish—just like the type of person who is apparently...
The torque of the normally aspirated engine is adequately satisfying, until you experience the higher-output Supercharged XJ. The redesigned Jaguar XJ looks young and stylish—just like the type of...
The Azure T is the last of a dying Bentley breed. Derived from Bentley’s former flagship—the Arnage sedan—the more modern Azure looks much like the old one: It’s still a full-boat, luxury four-place...
With beefed-up power, brakes, and suspension, the Speed variant of Bentley’s Continental GT line is designed for those looking for a performance edge. Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT...
Now that the antiquated Arnage-series sedan is now longer a part of Bentley’s models line, the 2011 Mulsanne will occupy the top position in the luxury automaker’s lineup. With an all-new 6.75-liter...
When it debuted three years ago, the Bentley Continental GTC was good enough to win Robb Report ’s 2007 Car of the Year event—enough said, right? But Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...

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