Car of the Year

The world's best chase the 2008 title, including Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saleen and more.

After driving the cars, issuing his scores for each vehicle’s 15 judging criteria, collecting the...
You could read the results of recent Robb Report Car of the Year contests as condemnations of...
Just as it did with the Ferrari that participated in our Car of the Year competition, mechanical...
For her first furnishings collection, Kathy Taslitz communed with nature, at least symbolically. "I...
Music "is to the soul what the water bath is to the body," wrote author and physician Oliver...
The Jiva Hill Park Hotel ( www.jivahill.com ) in France has begun offering easy access to some of...

FrontRunners: Southern Hospitality

Addison Mizner no longer wanders the halls of the Boca Raton Resort & Club ( www.bocaresort.com...
When a Ukraine resident wanted his MartinLogan Summit loudspeakers to match the all-white interior...
The $74,000 Sveid corkscrew ( www.sveid.com ) might be more expensive than any bottle of wine it...
The Mako computer speaker system ( www.razerzone.com ) delivers the most enveloping and robust...
You know a house is unusual when the seller has been asked, "Does Russia still have this site...
Runco’s new, 103-inch PlasmaWall XP-103DHD ( www.runco.com ) is the company’s largest flat-panel TV...
The G in the Saint Louis Rey Serie G Natural line stands for grande, and these Falstaffian cigars...
Ultimate Ears has introduced earphones that should appeal to professional musicians as well as iPod...
A collaboration between Poggenpohl and Porsche Design Group has produced a kitchen that is as sleek...
The grand old man of yachting appears to be feeling his years. In earlier days, Norberto Ferretti,...
Tim Blackford, general manager of the Bahía Beach Resort & Golf Club in Puerto Rico, steps back...
Say, for a moment, that you and your Swedish model-turned-designer wife are concluding your...
Chuck Hesse had planned to sail around the world, but he took a detour to a then-obscure Caribbean...
Oscar Wilde once declared, "I have but the simplest taste—I am always satisfied with the best." Yet...
The process of distilling Scotch whisky has not changed since the first drops trickled out of a...
Lawrence Yerkes heals ailing books. The master bookbinder treats important and valuable volumes...
In Japan, as in the United States, companies have been printing baseball cards for about as long as...
If a tie’s pattern does not readily identify it as one of Italo Ferretti’s designs, then its...
As contrasts go, this one was a doozy. In the green corner was the Napa Valley Reserve, 80 acres of...
Charles Banks co-owns Napa’s Screaming Eagle Winery and is a member of CSI Capital Advisory Board,...
My tee shot on the third hole of the Mission Hills Golf Club’s newest course, a Pete Dye design...
Swiss watches served as a kind of appetizer during Pascal Raffy’s childhood in Lebanon. Before the...
Tradition permeates the history of Laphroaig as thoroughly as peat smoke does the distillery’s...
By a Nose. Not since the 2000 presidential election had a vote been this close. Our weeklong Car of...
Prancing and Preening Horse. The Car of the Year’s 14 entrants are an elite bunch, and yet when the...
Impulse Purchase. After 40-odd years of refining the 911, Porsche has created automotive perfection...
Soft and Dry. A car of far less power, heft, and acceleration than even its own factory mates,...
More Bucks, More Bang. The Bentley Continental GT—our 2004 Car of the Year winner—may be a bit long...
Happy Hour. It is late and dark at the end of a 16-hour workday. Home and the nearest martini are...
Break from the Routine. Judging from the way that the Drophead Coupé’s teak tonneau cover flips up...
In It for the Long Haul. The suave, Pininfarina-penned shape of the Maserati GranTurismo coupe...
All Revved Up. Lamborghini does not simply build high-powered exotic sports cars; it creates...
Great Expectations. It is built by Mercedes, one of the world’s oldest and finest carmakers. Its...
What's in a Name. Dissecting its alphanumeric model name reveals everything you need to know about...
Downshifted. To anyone who has driven BMW’s M6 Convertible, it may come as a surprise that the car...
Speed Demon. Among its fellow contestants, the Dodge Viper is probably the fastest around a...
Mustang with the Most Horses. Although I cannot quite put my finger on it, something about the...
The Item. This original, 40-by-60-inch promotional poster for Forbidden Planet shows the 1956 film’...