Bentley’s new supercharged flagship is a glorious study in contradiction
Mulsanne has long reigned atop the British automaker’s family of models. But one shouldn’t be fooled by the car’s past as a chauffeured, upstairs-downstairs scenario on wheels. Given the new Mulsanne Speed’s 6 ¾-litre, twin-turbo V8 engine—the 7,000-pound, blue-blooded beast roars from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, topping ... More
The luxury automaker’s new drophead coupé is the most bespoke car on the market today
The Phantom Coupé has been retired and the new Dawn, which just arrived at dealerships in May, is already stealing the scene.
Hand-built in Goodwood, England at the Rolls-Royce factory, a single Dawn takes a team of over 60 craftsmen working more than five days to assemble (including steps like six ... More
Ford Motor Company's in-house Futurist shares her thoughts on the evolution of luxury, and where we're headed next
According to certain academics, we are in the midst of what’s known as the “Post-Fordist” era. Sheryl Connelly might not have gotten the memo. As Ford Motor Company’s in-house Futurist, it’s her job to think in terms of decades, not fiscal quarters. As we move away from industrialized mass production ... More
For a burgeoning number of premium Miami condominiums, creative car conveniences are key
During the past six years, Miami condo developers have revved up standard amenity packages with over-the-top offerings like pet spas, recording studios and private indoor pools. But having largely exhausted the possibilities for on-site entertainment, some are now focusing on helping residents get out of the house, with perks for ... More
To kick off the "Steven Tyler...Out on a Limb" charity show, DuJour hosted an exclusive event at LAVO courtesy of Blackberry PRIV and Manhattan Motorcars, where guests got a first look at Tyler's Hennessy Venom GT Spyder, which will be ...
Why the Volvo XC90 and Charleston, S.C., are a match made in automotive heaven
Charleston, South Carolina’s motto, “She guards her buildings, customs and laws,” makes a lot of sense upon entering the pristine town, especially given the fact that the buildings and community so deeply embody the city’s history. But first-time visitors might be surprised to find it also brimming with creative energy. ... More
Legendary race-car driving foes A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti release competing namesake wines in their retirement
In the back corner of a Manhattan restaurant, winemaker Cory Lane, of Napa Valley’s Frith Wines, samples the offerings of two California vintners, a bottle of red and white from each. He takes a sip, swishes and spits. “There’s a difference in personality and point of origin, what ... More
Firmly planted, the luxury car manufacturer is coming into its own
Maserati has been in a transitional phase the past few years, facing the dilemma of how to sell more units without diluting the sanctity and integrity of a century-old brand. With the 2013 release of the Ghibli, a $70,000 luxury sedan, the Italian automaker ventured into uncharted waters to ... More