With the notable exceptions of hearses and London taxicabs, everything on wheels
seems to travel better as an open carriage. Even ordinary, invisible coupes
Steve Saleen is obsessed with speed."Roll into the throttle," the former Bob Bondurant racing school instructor commands me as I navigate a makeshift test track, which consists of the public roads
The vehicle’s two tons of elegance lope flat and steady at 140 mph on the banked oval at the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground (TAPG), the automaker’s vehicle-testing facility near Phoenix.
‘‘Now throttle! Fool! Fool! Fool!” Driving instructor Thierry Bouillon erupts as I slide a Bentley Continental GT sideways around an icy hairpin turn.
The sun is shining, a breeze is blowing, and the top is down as I navigate a dark blue 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300D onto a scenic road overlooking Newport Beach in Southern California.
Don’t be deceived by its color-coordinated saddlebags or upright riding position: The $15,599 Yamaha FJR1300AE (www.yamaha-m
Harley-Davidson’s Screamin’ Eagle Road King embodies a paradoxical combination of rough-hewn attitude and couturelike individualism.
Big Dog, another company in America’s heartland—Wichita, Kan., in this case—also straddles the fence between pure custom and mass production.
American IronHorse Slammer
Even among Ferrari F430s and Porsche Turbos, a Brabus K8 (www.brabus-usa.com) will stand out like a rabid canine at the We
Kawasaki has been building big, 4-cylinder bikes for a long time, and all that experience and knowledge is apparent in the manufacturer’s latest flagship.
The first BMW X5 (www.bmwusa.com) introduced drivers to the concept of an SUV that behaved like a sports sedan.
Ducati 1098 S
Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
The Audi R8 (www.audi.com) may lack a long history, but it already has experienced plenty of racing success: The prototype that
First came the Maybach 62, introduced four years ago as an 18-footer for elderly businessmen and their chauffeurs.
The $59,890 Lotus Exige S (www.lotuscars.com) may look like a bantamweight in this company of heavy hitters, but make no mistake: This mid-e
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano