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2015 Car of the Year | No. 8: Rolls-Royce Wraith

Click to see the Car of the Year web feature, with exclusive photos and videos. >> The fastest-moving spirit When BMW purchased Rolls-Royce in 1998, it almost immediately began scraping the fustiness and patina from the brand. The Wraith, the most recent addition to the ethereal family of Ghosts and Phantoms, represents the company’s most […]

Luxury Cars Abound at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

While the Motor City has hosted an automotive trade show every year for much of the past century, the event did not become the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) until 1989, which made this year’s installment the 25th anniversary of the show. Running this year from January 13 through 26, NAIAS 2014 welcomed more […]

Koenigsegg CCXR

Christian von Koenigsegg, founder of the Swedish supercar company that bears his name, has created a greener car not by reducing horsepower—the Koenigsegg CCXR packs a brutish 1,018-hp engine—but by designing a fuel system that uses ethanol, a biofuel. To complement the intricate, highly original fuel system, Koenigsegg manufactures the CCXR to the highest standards, […]

Still Kicking, Saab Is Set to Deliver New 2010 9-5

Saab’s corporate mascot is the mythical griffin, but for as many lives as the Swedish automaker has used up in the last few months, a house cat might be more appropriate. A perennial money loser for General Motors since the American giant took control of it in 1989, Saab looked like it was down for […]

Best of the Best 2007: Sports Cars: Koenigsegg CCX

Koenigsegg CCX The latest top model from Scandinavia—the Koenigsegg CCX—could have taken the Best of the Best sports car award based solely on its sex appeal. Its lightweight carbon-fiber dihedral doors swing simultaneously up, out, and over, rendering gullwing and scissor doors passé. Those doors also exemplify the CCX’s depth of engineering, and therein lies […]

21 Ultimate Gifts: A Swede with Speed

The Koenigsegg CCX, a made-to-order, 240-plus mph, 806 hp Swedish supercar, customized with the exterior and interior colors of your choice.   A private tour of the Koenigsegg factory near Angelholm, Sweden, guided by Christian von Koenigsegg, and an opportunity to test the CCX’s performance capabilities on the runway adjacent to the factory. An invitation […]