17 Apr
Also available in naturally aspirated & hybrid powertrains

The leader in hybrid luxury, Lexus now crosses the bridge from luxury full-size vehicles to the compact segment. Their new family of compact SUVs (or CUVs in modern parlance), dubbed the NX, will be available with three power trains: the NX 200t turbo, the naturally aspirated NX 200 (with front or all-weather drive) and the highly efficient NX 300h hybrid. [...]


16 Apr
The 1st Aston you won't have to mortgage your home for

When it comes to the luxurious world of Aston Martin, the 2015 V8 Vantage GT comes in on the surprisingly affordable side. For the first time since you could buy a house for a grand, the gentlem delivers a vehicle with a sticker price under six figures: the V8 Vantage GT will start at “just” $99,500. Upgrades [...]


If you were tired of watching Honda Hybrid drivers pitch cigarettes into the coast from their eco-friendly driver seats, it’s time to take driving contradictions to a new level. Make way for the Bentley Plug-In Hybrid Concept, the flagship of alleged “eco” vehicles, which will premiere at the upcoming Beijing Auto Show on April 20th. [...]


This past month two automotive legends ceased production, their spirits rising into the Great Pantheon of Iconic Cars in the sky. Two vehicles that defined terminally opposite points of the spectrum, different in pricepoint, performance, utility, powertrain, spirit… well, just about everything. Even the reasons for ending their lifecycle could not be more different, but [...]


Swiss artist Fabian Oefner causes worldwide panic in the gearhead community by exploding a series of priceless vintage exotic cars in his Disintegrating series. Only there’s no need to panic — these are not real  Ferrari 250 GTOs, Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings or Jaguar E-Types, but rather models of said cars. But it’s not a digital [...]


We all have a car nut in our lives. Gear-brains. Petrolheads. You know the deal. Guys who like to strap on a helmet every Saturday morning and spend the first couple hours of the weekend slicing up asphalt on a beautiful mountain road. Dudes who walk straight to the car section at the bookstore, and [...]


It’s not exactly breaking news — we here at LIAS like to drive fast, and do so in very expensive vehicles. We also like nice stuff. Would we consider ourselves epicureans of the fine automotive life? Sure, why not. That’s why we can appreciate The Gentleman’s Guide to Racing — a project/website/collective headed by Michael [...]


11 Sep
Benz's luxury flagship loses 2 doors, gains 4.6L Biturbo V8

The much anticipated S-Class Coupe was finally revealed by Mercedes-Benz at the Frankfurt Auto Show, and it is a beauty. Sure some spy shots had been captured of the long, swooping two-door beast, but the official concept is a stunner. Replacing the CL model, the  S-Class Coupe won’t try to be for Benz what the [...]

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