FrontRunners: Second Wind

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    When a carmaker resurrects the name of a celebrated model, it invites comparisons between the new car and the original. The 2014 Maserati Ghibli (www.maserati.com), a midsize sedan that will arrive in U.S. showrooms later this year with a price starting at about $70,000, seems to stack up well. It bears the same name as the company’s celebrated 1960s GT, which took its moniker from a North African desert wind. Like the original, the new car is sport oriented. The standard version is powered by a turbocharged V-6 engine that produces 330 hp; a 404 hp engine propels the Ghibli S.

    The one-off 550 Italia prototype mates a Fiat 500 body with a Ferrari 458 Italia engine…
    Limited to 50 examples, the supercar features design details found on McLaren’s 1995 Le Mans–...
    The global program will feature top models from Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, and Lamborghini…
    Cadillac hopes to take on its Germans competitors with its first modern full-size flagship…
    Photo by Mercedes-Benz USA
    The new cars expand the marque’s C-Class offerings…
    The daylong event will include exhibitions, rides, and live entertainment…
    A hand-embroidered silk interior, ruby-set dials, and mother-of-pearl paint set this Phantom apart...
    Photo by David Dewhurst Photography
    The all-new design is aimed at the hip crowd, but loyalists may balk…
    Photo by 2014 Infiniti
    The QX50’s size increase promises a roomy ride for passengers…
    Photo by Barry Hathaway
    Robb Report takes a ride and speaks with the actor, whose passion for motorcycles fueled the fire...