The twin-engine Embraer Phenom 100E (954.359.5387, www.embraerexecutivejets.com), formally known as the Phenom 100, features a Prodigy flight deck that is engineered so that a single pilot can manage it with relative ease.
While it is true that the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is the brand’s quickest and most powerful model ever, the venerable British sports-car maker also could claim that this $298,000 convertible version of its revitalized flagship is the best Aston Martin ever.
Sixteen variants of the venerable Porsche 911 were available in North America for the 2014 model year, and the one that tops the pecking order as the quickest, most powerful, and most advanced is the Porsche 911 Turbo S.
The replacement for the company’s popular 2000LX, the Dassault Falcon 2000LXS (201.541.4747, www.dassaultfalcon.com) has the same range (4,600 miles) as its predecessor but much shorter runway requirements.
The muscle-car grunt from its 455 hp V-8 and the brawny-looking design are traits that the latest-generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 Coupe shares with its predecessors, but the model has evolved to feature a surprising amount of balance and poise.
Designed to be a slightly smaller version of the old Global Express, the Bombardier Global 5000 (514.861.9481, www.businessaircraft.bombardier.com) has a range of 5,985 miles, enabling it to travel 10 hours nonstop and fly from the West Coast of the United States to Europe.
The cabin of the Bombardier Global 6000 (514.861.9481, www.businessaircraft.bombardier.com) is 6 feet 2 inches tall, more than 7 feet wide, and 48 feet long, making it the largest of any jet in this category.
Since introducing a new line of women’s watches in 2012, Jaeger-LeCoultre has made the case that even the most rarefied and advanced complications can be brought into women’s timepieces without adding obvious bulk or detracting from the watches’ allure.