Lockdown-Gear-Patrol-Lead
10 Best Bike Locks
Protect against bike theft.
10-best-commuter-bags-gear-patrol-lead
10 Modern Commuter Bags
Stylish, durable and across a range of prices.
10-best-coffee-grinders-gear-patrol
Top 10 Coffee Grinders
Grind beans.
100-best-reads-for-men-gear-patrol
100 Essential Books For Men
A compilation of enjoyable reads.
skip to main navigation
geneva-concepts-Gear-Patrol-LEAD
Read More

10 Concepts We're Praying Find their Way to Production

Geneva 2014 Concept Cars: Beautiful, Daring and Downright Awesome

Watching concept cars bow at international auto shows is like watching the festivities at Paris Fashion Week: displays are daring, beautiful and sometimes just downright petrifying. The world gets to see bold, shocking statements or captivating ones that might just make it to market. The best examples are fuel for dreams of what may come. This year, the Geneva Motor Show proved to be fertile ground. From a student-submitted sports car to a practical van, here are our 10 favorite concept cars from the show.

Salami-Gear-Patrol-Lead
Read More

Today in Gear: February 21, 2014

Today in gear, we examine a rubber-based lint tool, made-in-the U.S.A. Salame, the history of Maserati, Beck’s latest album and much more.

20-best-cars-of-2014-gear-patrol-lead
Read More

The gifts that keep on giving

20 Cars We Want To Drive in 2014

Just about every morning, before our cup of joe, we slap ourselves as a reminder of how lucky we are to drive some of the best cars in the world and get paid for it. 2013 was another year of stupendous privileges, with wheel time in Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Land Rovers, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, Porsches, Jaguars, Mercedes-Benzes, Audis, BMWs, Aston Martins and more. We’ve been the beneficiaries of a huge upswing in the automotive marketplace in terms of style, quality and driving excitement through virtually all segments. And you know what that means: 2014 should prove to be even better.

Here are the cars we most covet for the new year, each one a standout in its segment by virtue of its quality, technology, design, driving experience or all of the above. In a stellar field, these are the ones that stir the petrol in our veins the most. As we embark on a new year, here’s a toast to what should be an incredible 2014 on the digital pages of Octane.

10-best-convertibles-gear-patrol
Read More

Tops be droppin'

Topless Summer: Ten Must-Drive Convertibles

Summer isn’t nearly as enjoyable without top-down driving. As much as we’re fans of hardtop automotive design and the way a sweeping roofline catches the eye, we have to admit that the clear growl of an engine and the wind in your hair makes the warmer months that much better. Even a drive up Pacific Coast Highway in a cream-hued 1995 Chrysler Sebring Convertible can be a pleasure (as long as no one actually sees you). Bully for you, convertibles are better than ever — gone are the fussy tops, the anemic engines, and silhouettes that would make Quasimodo cringe. The crop of current convertibles range from modern nostalgia to supercar power players, but one thing they all do is make your motoring pleasure good for all the world to see.

Maserati-Ghibli-Gear-Patrol
Read More

Today in Gear: April 10, 2013

Hudson Sutler Spring 2013 Duffles These blaring canvas duffles are perfect for the style type A personality on a 1-2 day roundabout. We recommend the sea green and white Savannah. $95-$120 JayBird Bluebuds X Boasting a liquipel nano coating for protection against sweat and moisture, these wireless Bluetooth enabled sport headphones are the perfect replacement…

2013-maserati-Quattroporte-Gear-Patrol
Read More

This four door still floors

2013 Maserati Quattroporte

In all things, Maserati knows how to excite. Images of the 2013 Maserati Quattroporte have been shared just ahead of its inevitable Detroit debut, proving you can indeed teach an old pony new tricks. While no specific details about the car have been released, the trained eye will pick up hints of a longer wheelbase,…

Maserati-GranTurismo-Sport-Gear-Patrol-Lead-
Read More

Biscotti, Pavarotti, Maserati

Quick Spin: Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Maserati’s singular focus on high-end beautiful Italian machinery has made them masters. The GranTurismo, GranTurismo Convertible and the Quattroporte are all essentially a variant on one auto. They’re vehicles with gorgeous lines and roaring V8s; each is designed to be (Maserati vernacular) “a good host” (however, as Olivia Munn and Mario Lopez demonstrate, good hosts…

2014-maerati-kubang-concept-gear-patrol
Read More

Spice Kube

2014 Maserati Kubang Concept

Beware, Porsche Cayenne. Your exotic SUV market share might dip a bit when the Maserati Kubang bows in 2014. The concept strutted its stuff in Detroit this past week, and it’s got some interesting background. First of all, it will be built in America (what??). It will be based on a Jeep Grand Cherokee platform…

Maserati-GranTurismo-S-Special-Edition-Gear-Patrol
Read More

Molto Esclusivo

Maserati GranTurismo S Special Edition

It seems like Maserati has been spitting out versions of their luscious GranTurismo like machine gun fire. It appears that they may have, at least aesthetically, reached their zenith with the Maserati GranTurismo S Special Edition. Limited to a scant twelve cars for strictly the Italian market, the S Special Edition was created to commemorate…

Novitec-Maserati-GranTurismo-MC-Stradale-Gear-Patrol
Read More

The Italian Bumblebee

Novitec Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale

We can all agree that the Maserati GranTurismo is one gorgeous automobile. Then there’s its angry brother, the MC Stradale (strah-dahl-ee) with 444 horsepower and a beefed up suspension and chassis. Well, Novitec, the tuner that regularly modifies already blazingly quick Ferraris and Alfa Romeos, has churned out the Novitec Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale through…

photo-essay-maserati-ghibli-gear-patrol
Read More

Italy's Muscle Car

Patina: 1969 Maserati Ghibli SS (Photo Essay)

Maserati is a legendary carmaker resurrected. After decades of false starts and forgettable collaborations (the 1980s Chrysler TC comes to mind), the Italian marque that made its name in racing between the World Wars is now firmly back in the hearts and minds of motoring fans. Despite the company’s seductive new releases, there is one…

maserati-architectural-digest-garage-night
Read More

The Garage of Manhood Dreams

Maserati Architectural Garage

As you have your inevitable adult Ferris Bueller moment, perhaps you should read more about the Architectural Garage contest winner. Earlier this year, Maserati ran a nationwide contest to uncover the finest architectural garage or basically what amounts to the coolest. Their winner certainly qualifies as pretty damn cool because Los Angeles (of course it…

2008-maserati-gran-turismo
Read More

2008 Maserati GranTurismo Review

By Robert Farago | The Truth About Cars As the salesman retrieved the key for the demo GranTurismo, I approached the trunk of the sleek silver siren sitting on the showroom floor. Even though I was opening the Maserati’s boot rather than its bonnet, I felt like a pre-teen rifling through a copy a Playboy…

Read More

2009 Maserati Quattroporte S

[click on image to enlarge] A while back Gear Patrol brought you a post on the Maserati GranTurismo S. The coupe is undoubtedly gorgeous, but honestly its four door brother, the new 2009 Quattroporte S has always been dearer to my heart, no less caused by my affinity for over-powered European sport sedans. Well, my…

Read More

Maserati GranTurismo S

[click on image to enlarge] This car oozes. What does it ooze? It oozes sex appeal. It oozes sensuality that only the Italians could derive from a vehicle and it does it with an incredible amount of intimidating presence. We’ll stop with the ‘oozes’ now. The Maserati GranTurismo S uses a 440hp 4.7 liter engine…