Gullwing doors, an imposing on-road presence, and a brand new powertrain... no, not the Tesla Model X, but Lincoln's astonishingly outlandish Navigator Concept. Wheeled out at the New York International Auto Show this week, the vast SUV previews the next generation of Navigator and the vision of "quiet luxury" that the automaker believes its drivers - and their passengers - deserve.
It's easy to coast when you're in first place, but in the fiercely contested SUV segment it's also a recipe for disaster. Lexus has been sitting pretty at the top of the luxury SUV pile for years now - a class of car the Japanese marque is keen to remind you that it invented, no less - and so expectations for the 2016 RX are understandably high. Anything less than best-foot-forward isn't an option.
Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have just made public an alliance to build the world’s foremost land-missile on four wheels. Hyper-hyper car? What can you call it exactly? There are cars, and then there are sports cars. Going up the chain, the most advanced sports cars reach that upper echelon, and achieve supercar status. But there is one level higher, still. Or was, until today.
If you thought that Samsung is over its jewelry obsession, better think again. It may have curiously skipped Swarovski this time around, but this diamond-laden smartwatch isn't going to be less luxurious. Or expensive for that matter. This time, Samsung has partnered with famed jewelry and watchmaker de GRISOGONO to co-create, not merely co-brand, Samsung insists, a special, limited-edition Samsung Gear S2. Naturally, this is more a fashion statement than a simple smartwatch, blending the latest in wearable technology with some of the most luxurious materials and stones in the fashion world.
Mercedes-AMG, the Germany automaker's purveyor of roasting hot, amped-up Autobahn destroyers, has been on a roll of late, and like the cars that sport its badge it's showing no signs of slowing. Latest is the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43, the first midsize SUV to get the AMG tuning treatment, and promising blistering performance while still delivering legitimate off-road abilities.
Cadillac's design language is recent years hasn't been short on aggression, but the company is cranking up its Darth Vader credentials with a new Black Chrome option for its cars. The ATS Sedan and Coupe, and the CTS Sedan, now come with the possibility of switching out the standard-fit chromework for some moodier, more subtle alternatives, along with new wheels and more.
Mercedes-Benz is giving its four-door coupe a revamp, with the 2017 CLA and Mercedes-AMG CLA45 both receiving a facelift in time for the New York International Auto Show 2016 next week. The CLA250 now has a tweaked front and rear bumper, described by the German automaker as more aggressive than the older car, though keeps the 4-cylinder, 2.0 liter engine good for 208 HP and 258 lb-ft. of torque.
Just as fine art can be challenging, so can classic cars, and while Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has its fair share of multi-mullion supercars, so it also has a more refined selection of automotive oddballs. In fact, when some of the biggest collectors in the US - and abroad - get together to outdo each other, you're bound to find some more unusual vehicles in the mix.
The Miura is one of Lamborghini's most iconic and beautiful models, and the Italian sports car maker has revealed that in celebration of the 50th anniversary of its 1966 debut, they completely restored the very first Miura SV (Super Veloce) that was shown to the public. On display at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance car event in Florida this weekend is the Miura SV that was revealed at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show.
Singer Vehicle Design may not be a household name, but ardent fans of classic Porsche cars know exactly who the Southern California restorer is. Specialists in taking classic 911 cars and not only restoring them but "reimagining" them as unique 21st century classics, Singer started out in 2008 and now has more than 40 cars under its metaphorical belt.
With Mercedes-Benz so proud of its new E-Class, it was only a matter of time before arch tuners Mercedes-AMG pushed out a high-performance version of the luxe sedan. Witness, therefore, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 43 4MATIC, a 401 horsepower super-sedan capable of taking five from 0-62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.