• Bremont's 'flight club' adds the Martin-Baker MBIII edition

    'Exclusive' wristwatches are not always so. Every luxury brand worth its weight in Swiss silver has them. Some are deemed exclusive because of their price tag (think six figures and above), or made in extremely limited editions, or perhaps because of the provenance of a previous owner (the famou...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • Porsche will follow the Taycan with an all-electric Macan 'E-SUV'

    The next generation of the Porsche Macan will be electric, as the German automaker enters the booming 'E-SUV' market in the wake of Tesla, Audi and Jaguar. The compact crossover is currently Porsche’s most popular vehicle, and will follow the groundbreaking electric Taycan which is du...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Huawei's folding 5G Mate X smartphone wants to be your tablet, too

    Huawei has entered the 'folding phone fray' in an attempt to show that Samsung hasn't cornered the market on innovation, at least when it comes to the gadget de jour. At first glance the 5G Mate X smartphone is a super-sized Android smartphone with a 6.6-inch display, which is just slight...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 11 Comments

  • Road test: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti

    What we’re driving: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti What it costs: $78,900 (as tested $89,225) Why we’re driving it: In a nutshell, it’s Italian, it’s beautiful and we just may be in love. The Stelvio is based on Alfa Romeo’s comeback sedan, the Giulia, which launched her...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Aston Martin's DBS Superleggera is a V12 brute in a tailored suit

    Aston Martin's DBS Superleggera has legged it to Australia, with the first owners of the head-turning V12 ready to pick up their keys and plan some epic weekend drives. “We’ve only had the first handful (arrive) so far,' the head of Aston Martin in Australia, Kevin Wall, tells Aust...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • The enduring allure of Jaeger-LeCoultre's Reverso

    In an increasingly crowded world of watches – brash new brands, bold new skews, reinterpretations of classic models – Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso is the quintessential quality timepiece. The Reverso began life in the early 1930s, created initially to meet the ch...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2019 3 Comments

  • Samsung launches new Galaxy Fold, S10 smartphones, Galaxy wearables

    Samsung's latest line-up of mobile gadgets will hit the shelves in March, ranging from the high-end Galaxy Fold phone – a mobile and a tablet in one – through to the new Galaxy S10 and S10+ lines, brand new S10e and S10 5G models, and fresh wearables in the Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2019 5 Comments

  • New Renault Clio brings poise to the posh compact

    The race to inject more prestige appeal into compact city cars is about to pick up pace with an all-new Renault Clio. Volkswagen has been making the running with its Golf and Polo in Australia’s smarter suburbs, but now Renault is intent on pushing its position with a new contender.&n...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Six wine trends to watch for in 2019

    The wine business is also a fashion business. Styles are in favour, then out again. After all, it seemed like just a few years ago that we were drinking chardonnay-semillon blends and fortifeds were all the rage.  Here’s a quick look at what's tipped to be popular over the coming 12 mo...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Apple to launch digital magazine store, streaming TV channel in March

    Apple is planning to unveil its streaming video service and magazine subscription platform at an international launch on March 25, marking the first major digital plays from the company since 2015. Apple's paid streaming video service, expected to launch mid-year, will go head to head with the l...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Jaguar's 'connected car' could mean you'll never see a red light again

    Silent, electric, self-driving cars are creating a new set of challenges for the world’s carmakers. But connected cars also promise to make life easier on the road. Vehicles that talk to each other, and to roadside infrastructure, have been under development for more than 20 years and...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Tesla Model X still turns heads but faces new EV challengers

    What we’re driving: Tesla Model X P100D What it costs: From $200,000 Why we’re driving it: These days the entire world appears to be sprinting towards electric cars – but only one manufacturer, Tesla, can be credited with firing the starter's gun. The punchy US startup...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Seven great watches for car lovers

    Automobiles and timepieces have gone hand-in-hand for years. Nearly as soon as people started driving cars, they started racing them. And as soon as they started racing them, they needed something to keep time. So engineers started putting little clocks into dashboards – and onto their wri...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Lexus UX 250h F Sport

    What we’re driving: Lexus UX 250h F Sport What it costs: Lexus UX from around $45,450 (our Lexus UX 250h 2WD F Sport test drive sat at $56,950) Why we’re driving it: The Japanese luxury brand’s newest model is also its first foray into the booming compact-luxury-cr...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Bentley's electric city car will bring luxury to the daily commute

    A battery-powered Bentley could open the door to a new age of British luxury motoring. As the famed British brand focusses on the potential for an inner-city runabout, it’s more likely to focus on young professionals than its old-school owners. 'Green motoring' is becoming more of a prior...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Mercedes-AMG C63 S

    What we're driving: Mercedes-AMG C63 S What it costs: from $160,900 Why we’re driving it: there is a long, long waiting list in Australia for the ultimate in pocket battleships, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Some people have been waiting for more than a year for the updated C63, but they will ...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Local hero: Brabham BT62 is a road-going supercar built in Australia

    The most famous name in Australian motoring, Brabham, is back and firing on all cylinders. Brabham Automotive is now the only genuine carmaker in the country, and it's ready to unleash a $1.8 million supercar embracing the spirit of Sir Jack Brabham. The DNA that drove Sydney-born Brabham t...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2019 3 Comments

  • Put these five under-rated Australian wine regions on your radar

    Wine lovers can be fairly set in their ways when it comes to choosing what to drink. If you enjoy a big red, the search typically starts (and often ends) at the Barossa or McLaren. If chardonnay is your thing, the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula will usually sit high on your list. They're ...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2019 5 Comments

  • First look: Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe makes a blast at Bathurst

    Family fans of fast four-doors will soon be able to jump into a new upscale hotrod from Germany, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. The new quick can also become an executive express by swapping out the three-spot back bench seat for a pair of sculpted individual rear buckets. The 4-Door Coupe i...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Electric cars want to match high performance with super-fast charging

    Zero-to-100km/h times are shorthand for what anybody buying a Porsche is supposed to care about. But with the all-electric Taycan due out later this year, Porsche executives are talking up a less-exhilarating metric: getting to 100km of charge. Stepping into the world of electric cars is making ...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Genesis G70 leaps into the crowded luxury lane

    What we’re driving: Genesis G70 What it costs: from around $55,000 Why we’re driving it: the time is right, and right now, for the Genesis G70. It’s less than a month until the Australian order books open for the landmark South Korean car, created as a head-on challenger ...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to sake

    Almost every business traveller who visits Japan will end up sampling sake. It's part of the experience of Japan, and especially of socialising with Japanese colleagues and clients. Want to impress your hosts? Start by dropping the fact that  Australia is now the second fastest growing expo...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • Sonos eyes wireless headphones as the next addition to its line-up

    Sonos has pretty much become the brand to beat in wireless home sound systems – now the company wants to expand its reach beyond the home with high-end headphones. The wireless, over-the-ear headphones are still in the early development stages and could be launched by next year, according ...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2019 1 Comment

  • Why the Scottsdale National is golf nirvana

    In 2013, GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons purchased a down-on-its-luck country club in Scottsdale, Arizona and set about giving it a US$300 million make-over which has transformed the tired grounds into a golf paradise with two courses, a second clubhouse and luxurious overnight accommodations. Then ...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2019 2 Comments

  • Up next: a riot of electric sports cars, convertibles and roadsters

    The decline of petrol power is set to put a high-performance spark into convertibles and sports cars. While the current and near-future crop of electric vehicles and hybrids seems to revolve around small city cars or family-friendly SUVs, drivers with a hankering for something racier won't have ...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2019 1 Comment

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