23 Sep
Unveiling an ambitious plan for the top end of its luxury line-up

During our visit to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last month, our hosts at Infiniti teased us between dinner courses with an enigmatic poster board. The image was of a spot-lit automotive grill, nothing else — the equivalent of showing a flexed bicep to tease the next Dwayne Johnson shoot ‘em up. It revealed absolutely nothing, […]


12 Sep
0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds with a 155 mph top speed

When Tata bought Jaguar in 2008 from a struggling Ford Motor Company, the once proud Great Cat was on a respirator. Many wondered if the Indian multi-national conglomerate had the wherewithal to maneuver the finer nuances of an historic luxury brand. Then, Ratan Tata vowed to do whatever he could to bring Jaguar back to […]


6 Aug
"No weak spots, integrated special protection," brags Benz

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S600 “Guard” Edition is an armored luxury sedan concentrating on safety and comfort, boasting armored steel in the body cavities and polycarbonate coating with special laminate on all glass windows. Clearly, the S-Guard is built for those who might have a reason to worry about their protection — or who live in dangerous locales. […]


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. […]


21 Feb
You're best chance to outrun a villain in a 550-horsepower saloon

Aston Martin lent us their four-door supercar to experience in person. The $200,000 Rapide S is a vast improvement on the original Rapide, but how does it muster up to the competition? All images by James Elliot Bailey. High performance luxury sedans are hardly a rare beast; performance variants of executive saloons litter Beverly Hills […]


20 Aug
Even Clint Eastwood couldn't ignore it

We were lucky enough to be at Pebble Beach this weekend when Cadillac unveiled its latest design study, the Elmiraj. Well it wasn’t actually at the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble, but rather at the renowned Tehama Golf Club a couple nights prior — but you get the point. Overlooking the gorgeous dusk-washed Carmel Valley, the […]


13 Aug
British luxury sedan to make debut at Pebble Beach

As auto manufacturers are want to do, Bentley is whipping the 90th Anniversary of its 24 Hours of Le Mans victory until it cannot muster another pained neigh from its well lashed horse. And what better place to continue the abuse than at this weekend’s Pebble Beach celebrations? What better place for Bentley to flash […]


17 May
Benz flies us to Hamburg to witness the birth of the 2014 S-Class

Ok now picture this: You’ve been flown to Hamburg, Germany to witness the reveal of Mercedes-Benz’s flagship vehicle, the hallowed S-Class. They shuttle you to a giant hangar at the Airbus factory, next to where the fuselage of the world’s biggest commuter plane, the A380, is built. Once there the fine craftsmen at Benz ply […]