Nicolas Stecher jumped in the Aston Martin DBS Volante Carbon Edition to find out why Mr. Bond loves his Astons so. With 510 horsepower and a 190 mph top speed growling forth from its 5.9-liter V-12, that should seem obvious. But despite — or perhaps, even because of — its many quirks, the car belongs […]


12 Oct
Italian automaker returns after a half-century of silence

Defunct for over a half century, Italian coachbuilder Ermini Automobili Italia returns with a tiny, ridiculously lightweight roadster with only the joy of driving on its mind. The 686 Seiottosei is called so because it weighs in at a feather-light 686 kgs (1,512 lbs) — about the mass of the Bentley GT’s hood. This levity is […]


14 Feb
Modular design, sustainable, 186 mph, handmade German EV

Regensburg, Germany-based PG made quite a splash a couple summers ago with the Blacktrail — the World’s Fastest Carbon Fiber and Titanium Electric Bike. The $80,000 sustainable vehicle stunned eco-fans with a futuristic design and tech-heavy engineering that made many take notice. Building a respected collection of handmade e-Bikes, Pedelecs and UrbanBikes, PG has now […]

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