Dodge’s performance arm, SRT, transplants the supercharged iron block HEMI V8 from this summer’s ludicrous 707-horsepower Challenger Hellcat — the most powerful and fastest American muscle car ever built — and shoehorns it into their four-door full-size sedan. Let the madness begin. There is no greater luxury than power. And because of this simple metric, […]


25 Apr
Benz's new entry level SUV knows it has a lot to prove

Mercedes-Benz invited us to take their brand spanking new GLA crossover SUV to the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, with a pit stop in their futurist Advanced Design Studio dream factory in Carlsbad, San Diego. This is the story.  It’s as if it were on cue. On a bright and beautiful California afternoon a Mercedes-Benz representative […]


13 Mar
Out to prove the Three Shields is looking firmly into the future

This winter has been one for the record books. The northeast has received record amounts of snowfall, parts the south have been incapacitated due to ice and bad civic planning, and the Great Lakes have frozen solid. With all this perilous weather causing damage, delays and downright misery, it’s good to have Buick’s responsive and […]


7 Mar
We take the efficiency-minded droptop off the beaten path

In order to provide its range of luxury barges with a more fuel-efficient option, last year Bentley Motors unveiled a V8-powered version of its landmark Continental GT. This year the Crewe team ups the ante with the performance variant V8 S Coupé and Convertible, stunning $200K Grand Tourers that can spiral towards $275K if you […]


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 […]


22 Nov
GM revives the Stingray moniker, but has the C7 earned it?

It’s like a stepping into a time machine. Marty McFly skipping through the decades, the vehicle of choice not a DeLorean DMC-12 but rather a Corvette — one gleaming white specimen morphing from generation to generation. The concept is genius, and frankly astounding that no other automaker has offered it before: the opportunity to test […]


11 Oct
Bavaria's prodigal son has returned

We jump into BMW’s renewed third generation M6 Coupe supercar, just to see if Bavaria’s regained its mojo. With menacing authority — and 580 horses + 500 lb-ft of torque — the carbon fiber crowned sled definitively says yes. The high performance GT is about all you can handle. All images by James Bailey. I’m […]


27 Aug
The Great Cat returns to the 2-door roadster game, Pt. II

The venerable British marque Jaguar built its reputation on 2-seater sports cars, adapting the racetrack success of its D-Type into the landmark E-Type roadster — one of the most revered and beautiful cars in the history of transportation. Elegantly British and yet terminally visceral, the E-Type defined 60’s modernist chic and gave men worldwide a […]