The Tonale PHEV represents an important first step. Did the company engineer an electrified vehicle that’s efficient yet also exciting enough to honour the legacy of Alfa Romeo? Yes, it did.
Porsche has so much history to celebrate. And with the Porsche Mission X and the brand’s continued efforts in motorsport, there’s so much still to be excited about.
Limited to just 150 examples for the world, the Pininfarina Battista is proof that EVs can be genuine enthusiast cars. You just need to get in the right frame of mind.
With the introduction of the first all-electric vehicle in sub-brand history and its first SUV, the Mercedes-Maybach EQS 680 SUV, takes another big step forward.
The Stelvio is Alfa Romeo’s first SUV. The legendary Italian brand has always championed two qualities above all else: style and speed.
The XC40 is perhaps as much a fashion statement as it is a crossover.
Land Rover’s latest is bigger and better.
The genius of the new Phantom is that it retains the iconic presence of the current model, but manages to improve upon it all the same.
With a calm, cool, and collected performance, the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is the perfect car for the modern era.
Cadillac charts a course for the future with its newest concept vehicle.
Solid, predictable, composed, and no small amount of fun.
When the Jaguar F-Type debuted in 2013, it seemed like it could be a one-off construct. But almost four years later, it has become an international cornerstone of the Jaguar brand.
Come spring 2017, the Genesis car brand will open its first bricks-and-mortar store in Canada.
This year’s Paris Motor Show featured a number of headline-stealing premieres that sent ripples across the automotive landscape.
The Acura NSX is back on the road, dashing from 0 to 100 km/h in three seconds, with a top speed of 307 km/h.
The driving environment is ultra-serene. So calming, in fact, one could imagine that Volvo will reveal, years down the road, that a team of psychologists and wellness gurus was involved in the development process.
At the RM Sotheby’s Auction during Monterey Car Week, four cars from the Carroll Hall Shelby Trust will be offered for sale—including the CSX 2000, the first Shelby Cobra ever produced.
The 2017 718 Boxster S is a different kind of Porsche. But is different better?
The maestros at Lamborghini managed to make the Gallardo, the best seller in Lamborghini history, seem outdated and ordinary with their release of the 2016 Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder.
Top speed is electronically limited to 250 kilometres per hour, but it’s clear from sampling this high-output behemoth that so much more is possible.
There is brilliance in the way this sedan carves its own path.
Pagani has since 1992 forged an enviable reputation among the world’s staunchest car aficionados and richest collectors. Their handcrafted hypercars are now among the most desired on the planet.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Of the new generation of automotive designers, one man stands out—not just for his success rate in designing a sequence of very desirable cars, but also for his sheer humility. That man is Karim Habib.
The new Lincoln flagship also boasts bold proportions; in this respect, the Continental harkens back to the muscular and sinister-looking American executive sedans of the sixties.
During a private event at the Cambridge Club in downtown Toronto this first week of December, hockey and horology came together like never before.
In retrospect, it makes perfect sense that the 2016 Volvo XC90 would be an absolute, uncontested, out-of-the-park home run. There was, and is, so much riding on the success of this SUV, the opposite scenario would be completely unthinkable, both for the Swedish manufacturer itself and for “Volvo-philes” around the globe.
While the name Magnum is new to the road car segment, the company has been building race cars since 1968 when founder Jean-Pierre St-Jacques started wrenching in his father’s woodworking shed.
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.
There was only ever one place that could be the setting for a museum devoted to the violin: Cremona, Italy.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: The world of consumer aviation is a no-quarter-asked-no-quarter-given business littered with sky-high egos and grounded ventures. So after a lifetime spent in this unforgiving business, what drives Robert Deluce to want to continue?
WINTER WHITES: There are far worse fates in life than to be handed the keys to an all-new 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4—far, far worse. If said keys were to be given during this holiday season, well, all the better.
If America truly does love a comeback story, there’s no better place to stage it than in Los Angeles. At this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, three models in particular stood out for the way they powered some legendary names back into the spotlight.
Automotive aficionados have a new reason to be enthused. The 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT was just revealed at AMG’s headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany. The second car after the SLS to be developed entirely in-house by the performance division of Mercedes-Benz, the GT will initially come in two different styles.
There’s no doubt about it, Cadillac is on a roll. Or, to be more precise, they continue to be on a roll. Things began to turn around for the brand previously associated with Sansabelt slacks when the first-generation CTS sedan appeared in 2002.
Whether or not Bentley owners know of the brand’s rich racing heritage, they’re about to learn a lot more about it. The well-heeled British carmaker has stepped back into the motorsport arena and has done so in a very big way.
There was a time, not so long ago, that the term “sport compact” caused enthusiasts to think almost exclusively about the kind of cars from The Fast and the Furious franchise. But the sport compact segment has matured, grown more sophisticated, and become more technologically advanced.
When one of the staunchest car brands in the business announced a return to racing in 2012, there was huge interest, tremendous excitement, and more than a little skepticism. Yet the Bentley Continental GT3 has proven to be very quick in its initial forays.
This year’s New York International Auto Show, which kicked off on April 16 and continues until April 27, played host to all manner of vehicles from all segments (expected), but the cars that made the biggest impact were those from the upper echelons (perhaps unexpected). In particular, British brands made waves.
Every year, without fail, the Canadian International AutoShow presents a great collection of ultra-desirable cars and this year was perhaps one of the best in recent memory.
The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith is unlike any other car on the road. It is not a variation on a theme—it is arguably the most unique production automobile in the world today. Here’s why.
On December 1, 1914, three of the seven Maserati brothers, led by Alfieri Maserati, established the eponymous Societá Anonima Officine Alfieri Maserati in Bologna. Thus began a family dynasty that has now stretched nearly a full century, one filled with engineering savvy and racing success.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: As far as truly authentic Italian experiences go, it’s tough to match ripping around Lake Como from behind the wheel of a brand new Fiat 500 Abarth. Sergio Marchionne, the company’s Italian-Canadian CEO will now be taking 100 per cent control of Chrysler.
Any day you get to drive a Porsche has the capacity to be a very good day. There’s a fundamental excellence behind every one of the German carmaker’s automobiles that derives from decades of racing and, more pointedly, from developing cars that people are able to drive quickly, easily.
A whirlwind visit to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show proved that Japanese car manufacturers take a back seat to none when it comes to sheer ingenuity.
There can be a massive advantage to being the less-than-obvious choice. As with the underdog in sports, everyone is pulling for you to succeed, and the door is left wide open to make a great impression. In the automotive world, the same holds true.
This doesn’t happen often. An automaker holds an event and shows up with not one, not two, not three, but four all-new cars that could each make a legitimate claim to being the brand’s halo model.
For even the most feverish car aficionado, a visit to Maranello is something on a different plane, a mythical must-see to be sure. This small town north of Bologna, Italy, is home to Ferrari, and as a result, it is a focal point for much passion.
This article is about the first all-new two-seat roadster to be released by the British marque in over 50 years. It’s a car that was a very long time coming, especially when you consider the enduring legacy of the most legendary Jaguars of the past.
After witnessing the covers come off the production version of the BMW i3, the much-anticipated electric car, one thing became abundantly clear: BMW is taking this electric business very seriously.
On Sunday, July 21, a week’s worth of activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of Aston Martin culminated in a single-marque concours d’elegance in Kensington Palace Gardens. There were some 550 cars in attendance—the single largest gathering of Aston Martins ever— including some of the rarest models in existence.
For the true car aficionado, there are perhaps a handful of events on the automotive calendar each year that warrant a “must-see” designation. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is certainly one of these. At Goodwood this year, a very noteworthy car will make a guest appearance—and that car is for sale.
Brand new cars are revealed over the course of an entire year, and the average car fan—someone who visits just one major show a year—misses a lot of the action. The challenge, then, is to find the car show that represents a one-stop shop for visitors enamoured with all things automotive—and the Goodwood Festival of Speed is precisely that.
Imagine a sculptor who moonlights as a landscape architect. Or a painter who elects to dabble in interior design. This is the equivalent of DesignworksUSA, a wholly owned subsidiary of the BMW Group with co-operative design studios in Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, and just northwest of Los Angeles, in Newbury Park.
Let’s get one thing straight right from the start: the Aston Martin range comprises some of the most desirable sports cars on the planet—period. While the cars aren’t the fastest, the most outrageous, or the most expensive, they nevertheless have that elusive cool factor that brands everywhere in every category aspire to attain.
At first glance, the German sedan seemed out of place amidst the displays by prestigious art galleries from around the world. But upon closer consideration, it made perfect sense. After all, the concept of canvas has changed dramatically over the years, and if a dress made of meat can be considered art, then surely a 1991 BMW 525i fits the definition just as well, if not better.
Dr. Ulrich Bez is a character. As evidence, when his mobile phone rings, the James Bond theme reverberates loudly enough for anyone within shouting distance to take notice.