When the new Porsche Cayman S arrives in showrooms in the spring of 2006, it may look familiar; it will share front fenders, hood, doors,
Ferrari always has sought to pull owner passions closer to the company’s heart, which is its racing heritage.
Another monster has come to life in the quiet German town of Ingolstadt, but unlike Mary Shelley’s creature, this one, Audi’s 2007 RS4, is
The 2006 Mazda MX-5 (www.mazdausa.com) features a redesigned body and a more commod
Simone Schedoni has firsthand experience with the fanaticism that Ferraris can engender.
Creating limited edition automobiles can be a risque business, for too often the collectible nature of such a car is a complete contrivanc
For a few years in the early and mid-1970s, one Italian coachbuilder abandoned the voluptuous rounded forms for which Italian cars had bec
The wailing exhaust note of a Porsche V-10 engine is not a wake-up call option at most resorts.
Born in the wake of the 1961 Palace Revolt at Maranello, the Breadvan is perhaps the most instantly recognizable Ferrari—for both its quir
Early in Jack Smith’s writing career, the Philadelphia Inquirer dubbed him “Our man on the macho beat” for his coverage of the French Fore
Sipping a cocktail while lounging in the Patio de Caballos at the elegant Hacienda La Boticaria Hotel near Seville, Spain, BMW board membe
City streets, interstates, and showrooms abound with two-seaters masquerading as racecars built for the street.
The public had yet to catch a glimpse of Speed, Style, and Beauty, the exhibit that ran from March through early July at Boston’s Museum o
Oscar Wilde argued that the only excuse for making something ugly is that it be useful, while the sole justification for an utterly useles
The Chrysler 300, as proven by multiple sightings of black, white, and blue variants on the roads of Napa Valley, cannot claim exclusivity
Not long ago, Land Rover—with its Range Rover and Discovery—held a monopoly on the luxury SUV market.
Herb Harris, one of the Car of the Year participants, steered the Lotus Elise into the parking lot at the Napa Valley Reserve, killed the
My favorite modern Lamborghini is the Gallardo.
Bentley’s 2005 Arnage T is a lovely leftover, a mechanical souvenir from distant days when Rolls-Royce was its builder and any thought of
Commonly referred to as the C6, the sixth-generation Corvette had been the subject of much speculation over the last few years.
Excepting the exotic SLR, the bad boy in the Mercedes-Benz convertible clubhouse is the SL55’s bigger brother, the SL65.
While most of our Car of the Year guests descended upon Meadowood on a Wednesday, a few, including myself, reached Napa the previous day.
Equating a Cadillac with one of GM’s economy marques might seem like slander, but Car of the Year participant Bill Harlan intended it as a
From the outset, I was impressed with the appearance of BMW’s new-Bangled 7 Series sedan.
If the meaning of the Maserati Quattroporte’s descriptor is not obvious, it is Italian for “four doors,” but it does not refer to somethin
Whenever I get my hands on the latest 911, I cannot help but compare it with its predecessor.
Once in a rare while there appears an automobile that has it all and will go the distance, and then go beyond the farthest horizon.