• Trade in your luxury watch like a BMW? It's a booming business

    Luxury watch seller Danny Govberg is very busy these days with his Philadelphia-based company, even when he’s selling fewer new timepieces than he used to. That’s because his 102-year-old emporium, Govberg Jewelers, is seeing an explosion in the secondhand market, where the wealthy o...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Teslas are replacing Porsches on Germany's autobahns

    The most remarkable thing about Jana Hoeffner’s 2,360 mile road trip from Stuttgart to Oslo and back, in a black Tesla Model S sedan, was simply how unremarkable it was. Five years ago, making similar journeys across much of Germany in an electric Renault Zoe would have meant tiresome...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2018 4 Comments

  • Ferrari's elite $14,000 driving course gives you a taste of the track

    “Stop watching the road - look up!” Delivered in a thick Southern twang through my helmet earpiece, the urgent command sounds almost gentle against the background howl of a Ferrari V-12 engine. I press the gas and surge forward. “Your eyes should be looking up ahead, three turn...

    POSTED 7 Feb, 2018 2 Comments

  • These watches can tell time with just one hand

    As the watchmaking industry bounces back from a series of road bumps, new ways of telling time are coming into favor. Enthusiasm for mechanical watches, much like the hand on a timekeeping device, tends to run in cycles. After a multiyear decline in watch exports, Switzerland, the traditional h...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Harley-Davidson's LiveWire electric motorcycle to launch mid-2019

    Four years after  Harley-Davidson unveiled its LiveWire prototype all-electric motorcycle, the company says the battery-powered superbike will be headed for showrooms – and your garage – by the middle of 2019. "You’ve heard us talk about Project LiveWire,” Mat...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2018 0 Comments

  • Reviewed: the impressive Sullivans Cove whisky range

    Mention "Australian whisky" to anyone overseas, particularly in Asia, and if they've heard of it, there's a good chance they'll respond with "Oh, yes, I know Sullivans Cove"! Whilst Australia currently has a significant number of whisky distilleries – the exact number seems to be constantl...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2018 2 Comments

  • Ferrari wants to make a Tesla-beating electric supercar

    Ferrari will make a battery-powered supercar to challenge Tesla at the high end of the electric-auto market, stealing sales and attention from the Tesla Roadster and Model S which defined the luxury electric-car market years ahead of rivals. “If there is an electric supercar to be bui...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2018 0 Comments

  • Audi debuts the new A7 Sportback: a sexier answer to station wagons

    The second-generation Audi A7 took the spotlight at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday. The sloped roof, angular grille, and broad sides of the car continue the design language Audi introduced with the A8 sedan last year, now in “sportback&r...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2018 6 Comments

  • BMW unveils new X2 SUV "coupe crossover"

    BMw's latest “coupe-like” crossover – finally breaking cover at Detroit Auto Show – is positioned as the sexier, edgier version of the X1. The low-slung rig is the first of its kind in the SUV family that started with the X5 two decades ago; it fills in the...

    POSTED 16 Jan, 2018 1 Comment

  • The best cocktails to enjoy when you're flying

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. The next tim...

    POSTED 3 Jan, 2018 28 Comments

  • Lamborghini's new Urus SUV is US$200,000 of awesome

    Lamborghini's long-awaited Urus SUV fills the gap in the automaker’s lineup previously bereft of a utility vehicle. Lamborghini is among the last automakers worldwide to add an SUV or crossover to its portfolio of models. Urus has a 650-horsepower, 4.0 liter V8 twin-turbo engin...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • Amazon Australia to launch this week?

    Amazon Australia is expected to go online at 2pm tomorrow, Thursday November 23, marking the company's long-awaited local launch. Australian customers who have become used to buying from Amazon's overseas arms will be keen to check out both the range carried by the online shopping colossus as we...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2017 3 Comments

  • Driving the new Rolls-Royce Phantom is six-star luxury on wheels

    After more than a decade, the historic brand is relaunching its flagship sedan. The result is a US$450,000 hunk of power and opulence. Reaching 7,976 feet above sea level, Switzerland’s spindle-thin Furka Pass is one of the highest mountain roads in the world. Its sheer edges are so abrupt...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • New headsets turn your inflight movie into an IMAX experience

    On a recent flight to Florida, I’m in row 32, seat B. To my left, a teenager watches Rick and Morty on his iPhone. To my right, a grandma watches Property Brothers on the seat-back TV, sound bleeding from her airline earbuds. Me? I’m catching up on the original Blade Runner, viewing ...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2017 4 Comments

  • New Toyota Century challenges Rolls-Royce, Bentley

    Toyota has just introduced a new Century. And that's a big deal. The Toyota Century is the most exclusive car in Japan. Introduced in 1967 and named for the 100th birthday of company founder Sakichi Toyoda, the Century defines top-tier Japanese luxury: the kind reserved for heads of state, chief...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2017 4 Comments

  • Porsche 911 GTS review: the purest Porsche experience you can buy

    The manual version of the 2018 Porsche GTS is the most connected, most grounded, and simplest expression of the carmaker’s id – and the purest Porsche experience on the road. When Porsche introduced the manual 911 R last year, it made only 991 of them. The super-tuned monster sold ou...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Travel tip: have Amazon deliveries sent to your hotel

    Although Amazon is finally gearing up to launch in Australia, we could see significant differences in both the range and pricing of items available through the local outlet compared to the Amazon mother-ship in the USA. But if you regularly travel to the US, there’s a canny way to access t...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2017 8 Comments

  • 2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR: convertible or coupe?

    The big cat's convertible and coupe versions of the 2018 F-Type SVR both deliver a lot for your money. But one offers a higher level of comfort, convenience, and drive quality. Jaguar’s F-Type has outsold the company’s initial sales expectations and earned critical awards for the loo...

    POSTED 13 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • The must-try restaurants opening soon around the world

    If there’s a prime time for restaurants in the northern hemisphere, it’s autumn. Following a slow summer season, chefs and restaurateurs – not to mention wine directors and bartenders – prepare to roll out their most anticipated projects. This particular fall sees the reo...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • The world's best caviar now comes from China, not Russia...

    Although no one wants to say it, China is producing some of the most delectable fish eggs available. Mention China alongside almost any food product, and people get nervous. After international incidents involving bleach-soaked meat, antifreeze-laced apple juice, and pine nuts “unfit for ...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Eight ways Maserati can make the 2018 Quattroporte even better

    People love Maserati for its looks and its history, but the brand’s mega-sedan has some flaws to fix. Brits love Maserati. At least, the two Brits I had dinner with Wednesday night in L.A. do. They were so excited to see the latest car I was testing that they waited outside on the sidewal...

    POSTED 4 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • Why Volvo's new XC40 compact SUV comes with its own concierge

    Volvo, unveiling its first compact sport utility vehicle, is moving beyond eye-catching design and dashboard gadgetry by offering to eliminate some of the hassles of owning a car. The XC40 will be available across Europe from the end of September for €699 (US$840) per month over a two-year ...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Grape escapes: six lesser-known wine destinations worth visiting

    Wine tourism isn’t just expanding – it’s getting more creative in every corner of the globe, with more vine estates than ever wooing oenophiles with luxurious digs and experiences to indulge their grape-driven passions. As always, superb wines and great estates are my first cri...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • What's new, hot and headed your way from the Frankfurt Motor Show

    This year at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, automakers showed the heights and depths of their ingenuity. Relatively speaking, of course. Ferrari showed an “entry level” supercar, the US$234,000 Portofino, while Mercedes-Benz showed the ultimate Formula One-inspired car it co...

    POSTED 15 Sep, 2017 1 Comment

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe is a sportscar for the super-polite

    Subtle, sleek, and hesitant to make bold moves on the road, it's the perfect car for those who want to turn heads – just a little. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe is a very demure sports car. With a long, fluted body and clean, uninterrupted lines, it doesn’t shred the road like th...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

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