On the occasion of Lewis Hamilton tying Sir Jackie Stewart’s British record for winning three Formula One racing championships, we thought we’d check in and see what the man they called the Flying Scotsman was up to these days.
It turns out that Stewart is still very active on ... More
With the F 015, Mercedes-Benz is one step closer towards bringing autonomous cars to the open road
Long the stuff of science fiction, autonomous cars are a fast-approaching reality. Apple, Google and nearly every auto manufacturer has been hard at work ironing out the technology at closed facilities in California and Michigan, and we’ll likely see production models on public streets in as little as five ... More
Combining over-the-top bespoke luxury and unprecedented power—from zero to 60 mph in four seconds—the Bentayga embodies two great extremes
Bentley’s long-awaited first SUV, the Bentayga, was unveiled to the public this week at the IAA Frankfurt Auto Show. Hours later, the new arrival—which boasts an impressive twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine—was celebrated stateside at an official debut at the Breitling boutique in New York ... More
With its Vision Gran Turismo, the French automaker looks to the future
A decade ago, Bugatti dropped a meteor on the automotive world with the Veyron, reshaping notions of what’s possible in a production car. At the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show this month, visitors can get a glimpse of the ultra-exclusive French automaker’s future, with the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo.
As its name ... More
Ferrari’s 458 Italia, in production since 2009, was nearly perfect—a sublime mid-engine sports car exhilarating to drive both on the track and on the open road. So when it was announced that its successor, the 488 GTB, would be powered by a smaller, turbocharged V8 engine, Ferraristis were understandably, and ... More
Car fanatics will find a drophead that melds function with next-level luxury
The new Rolls-Royce Dawn is a convertible made for its driver and passengers to see and be seen. The vehicle represents an extroverted optimism, a shift for a manufacturer whose recent Wraith and Phantom models suggested a more elusive and secluded character.
With a 563 bhp engine, the Dawn ... More
Fifty years ago Carroll Shelby took delivery of a stock Ford Mustang at his facility in Venice Beach and, after several performance modifications, created the iconic GT350, a race-spec masterpiece that defined an era and set a standard for American performance cars. To commemorate the anniversary, Ford has ... More
Think of the Porsche North American Headquarters and Experience Center as an automotive playground for adults
Porsche’s new North American Headquarters and Experience Center, built on a 27-acre plot of land adjacent to the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, signals an evolution in the relationship between manufacturers and their clientele—a significant change in the traditional dealership model. Today’s car buyers are no longer beholden to a curbside ... More
A new partnership puts Tesla chargers at luxury Airbnb homes
Want to travel in your new, very eco-friendly Tesla car but don’t know where to charge it? You’ll soon be able to do just that at 30 luxurious Airbnb properties along the West Coast. Airbnb aims to alleviate the constraint faced by many Tesla drivers—finding themselves limited in ... More
All the details of the German driver's enduring timepiece
Folks with an affinity for watches are frequently fans of finely tuned automobiles. Obviously both pursuits involve sleek design, lots of gears and split-second timing. But, most importantly, both automobile and horological innovation are chasing the same true desire: becoming timeless.
For example, German driver Nico Hülkenberg—a former Formula ... More