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 […]


9 Apr
Bentley goes green... well, not really but kind of

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. […]


13 Dec
Bidding farewell to a pair of culture shifting vehicles

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 […]


5 Dec
Swiss artist Fabian Oefner's painstaking deconstructions

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 […]


3 Dec
Books, radar detectors, gear, bags, boats, vintage cars & more

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 […]


27 Sep
Help a group of automotive adventurers live the dream

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 […]


22 May
Next gen M3 leaks months ahead of official debut

After years of lost market share to the seemingly unstoppable Audi, and what many perceived as a lost direction as far as design was concerned, BMW has re-focused on its performance history in its latest designs. Here we see the next generation M3, one of the most pivotal cars in the Bavarian automaker’s line-up, getting […]