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.
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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
The iconic auto giant plans to revisit their illustrious racing history and return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans
2016 is going to be a big year for Ford. In addition to its Ford GT supercar hitting the market, the American auto manufacturer has finally confirmed long-circulating rumors that they will be returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans to compete in the LM GTE Pro class ... More
The Formula 1 superstar's timekeeper will set your pulse racing
Instead of talking about a watch a celebrity is merely wearing, this week we thought we’d celebrate a horological masterpiece that pays tribute to a racing legend by rethinking how a driving watch works and looks. Enter: the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher.
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When BMW design honcho Benoit Jacob says that the i8, the brand’s new plug-in hybrid sports car, was designed “by the wind,” he means it both literally and figuratively. “We don’t believe we can convince people to go for sustainable if it’s not sexy,” he says. “If it’s not ... More