• Maserati Alfieri takes on Tesla with speed and style

    Maserati isn’t even trying to hide its ambitions – it’s out to get Tesla. Its weapon of choice: the full-electric Alfieri sportscar, with a top speed exceeding 186 miles per hour (about 300 km/h) and an acceleration from zero to 62 mph in less than two seconds. By comparison, ...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • The world's rarest cars, on display at Lake Como

    While car lovers and manufacturers confront a robot-driven electric future that will change transportation forever, thousands gathered on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como to celebrate the best of what has come since the creation of the the internal combustion engine about a century ago. The...

    POSTED 8 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • The world's best road trips (and the car you'll want to be driving)

    After all the time you spend flying, why not add a road trip to your next holiday – or even tack it onto the end of your next business trip? Some of these 10 epic drives require an overnight stay, while others will take just an hour (not counting pit stops for photos), and we've also picke...

    POSTED 30 May, 2018 7 Comments

  • Souped-up Tesla Model 3 Performance to compete with BMW M3

    The Tesla Model 3, once touted as Elon Musk's US$35,000 EV for the masses, is gaining new muscle – and a much higher price tag – in the form of a Performance-badged BMW M3 bruiser. The new dual-motor, all-wheel-drive performance version of the Model 3 will have a top speed of 155 mil...

    POSTED 25 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • Vermouth makes a spirited return: here are five to try

    Poor vermouth. For generations of drinkers, the bon mots of Winston Churchill and Alfred Hitchcock have banished the fortified, aromatized wine to the back corner of the liquor cabinet, precisely where it least belongs. Vermouth, after all, is more like vino than spirit. And as such, opened bottl...

    POSTED 24 May, 2018 7 Comments

  • Miami wins a spot on the Formula One race calendar from 2019

    Miami will join the Formula One race calendar for a ten year term from 2019 through to 2028, snaring a spot alongside Austin Texas as the only US city to host the global motorsports spectacular. The proposed 2.57-mile (4.13km) circuit will wend through downtown, around the American Airlines Aren...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Review: BMW X3 crossover is the perfect small SUV

    The affordable, minimal X3 is the model of what a small SUV should be, discovers Bloomberg motoring columnist Hannah Elliott. Call it a rebuilding year at BMW. As of last month, the Bavarian automaker trailed arch-rival Mercedes-Benz AG in sales growth by more than half, with numbers climbing 2....

    POSTED 11 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • The write stuff: Montblanc's bespoke nib service

    We've previously looked at how Montblanc makes its famous pens, but the German company also offers a bespoke service to create a fountain pen nib perfectly suited to your own hand and writing style. Montblanc has been offering this at its boutiques since 2012, although its Creation Privée...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • The Lamborghini Urus is a supercar in SUV clothing

    “You must have a vision, or you have nothing,” says Maurizio Reggiani, head of research and development for Automobili Lamborghini, who was in Rome in mid-April to announce the brand’s latest SUV, the Urus, its first since the “Rambo Lambo” LM002 was released in 1986...

    POSTED 2 May, 2018 1 Comment

  • Buying your first 'real' watch? Here are five to consider...

    Looking to pick up your first fine timepiece? These latest models will see you spoiled for choice without breaking the bank. Baume & Mercier Clifton Baumatic In the 12 years or so that I've been writing about watches, the Clifton Baumaticmight be the most exciting timepiece to come from Bau...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2018 4 Comments

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