Transport

Legacies at sea.

FROM THE ARCHIVE:For 30 years, the Louis Vuitton Cup has been a rite of passage for those looking to claim victory at America’s Cup, the world’s most prestigious sailing competition.

In with the new.

A new era is beginning for Mercedes-Benz’s AMG performance division, kicked off in spiritual form by the all-new AMG GT two-seat sports car that hit the North American market in the spring, and in more practical form with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 sedan that arrived weeks later.

Pininfarina and 43 Cycles collaborate.

Pininfarina’s latest collaboration with 43 Cycles, Milan’s luxury bicycle creators, resulted in the Pininfarina Fuoriserie, revealed at the Seoul Living Design Fair.

Ride on.

Italian bicycle brand Abici has friends in high places. Just six months after its founding in 2005, the company put a stylish spin on things, participating in the PITTI Immagine Uomo fashion show in Firenze and later catching the eye of some big names at Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair in 2007.

Turn style.

SUMMER CYCLES: San Francisco’s Mosi Bicycles rode onto the scene in 2011, introducing updated classic European models as an extension of personal style. The brand is concerned with looking good from handlebar to pedal as much as getting from A to B.

Smart cycling.

SUMMER CYCLES: The Valour, by Toronto-based Vanhawks, is likely the smartest bike you’ll ever ride. Poised to improve how and where you cycle, this is one of a new breed of smart bikes that collects data from your phone, your bike, and from other riders to create the best (and safest) cycling experience possible.

The BMW i3.

Nothing symbolizes next-generation, consumer-ready cars as clearly as those that run electric. BMW, which celebrates its centenary next year, is at the forefront of a movement that has these cars quickly rolling out of factories and showing up, plugged in, to a garage near you.

Cadillac versus Lincoln.

As ever, the New York International Auto Show proved to be an exciting one, filled past the brim with some dynamite new production cars from the likes of Jaguar (the new XF), McLaren (the 570S), and Porsche (the Boxster Spyder). But the two carmakers that stole the lion’s share of the spotlight from all others were a pair of home-grown heroes: Cadillac and Lincoln.

Hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electrics.

In a world full of gas-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric luxury cars, even the most extensively refined internal combustion engines cannot match the smooth and silent push from an electric motor.