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This Week's News on Wheels

This Week in Motoring: January 18, 2016

New releases at the Detroit Auto Show, the government embraces autonomous technology, a Jeep Wrangler pickup is in the works and more.

Driving the Aston Martin Rapide S

One Force of Nature Meets Another

When Hurricane Joaquin came to town in early October, we found it fit to test out the most beautiful four-door on the road.

This Week's News On Wheels

This Week in Motoring: May 25, 2015

Aston Martin expands to the deep south, Jeremy Clarkson opens up about "Fracasgate", Need for Speed gets a reboot and more.

This Week's News on Wheels

This Week In Motoring: February 23, 2015

Cadillac's new flagship, Aston Martin teases a fire-breathing supercar, new rumors about Apple's electric car, flying rally cars in Sweden and more.

Los Autos

10 Best Cars of the L.A. Auto Show 2014

The 2014 LA Auto Show is the last chance of the year for the automotive industry to show off what they have now and what's coming up next. From realistic to only-in-your-dreams, the LA Auto Show has a lot to offer, but only the best are worth mentioning.

This Week in Gear: July 19, 2014

This Week in Gear: Mercedes-Benz's insane S-Class, Aston Martin's new V12 roadster, retro-inspired Club Monaco Sunglasses, minimalist wallets, rocket skates, DeWalt toolboxes and much, much more.

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What's New, Now

Today in Gear: July 17, 2014

Today in Gear: 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster, HRE Wheels' fresh new RSI series, a Nixeus mechanical keyboard, black and white bedding from Crane & Canopy and Nike Golf's app.

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Affordable Ways to Your Fuel-Lovin' Heart

Cheap Thrills: 10 Bargain Driver’s Cars

Your buddy's Rosso Corsa Red Ferrari makes your blood boil with envy. Unfortunately, your better half won't let you mortgage the house so you can buy one yourself. Though they may not have the prancing horse on the grille or elicit gazes from the bold and the beautiful, these 10 affordable driver's cars still delight with great driving dynamics and the kind of motoring spirit that makes you feel like a kid again.

Buying Guide
Beauty is More Than Sheet-Metal Deep

Best Modern Car Designs of 2016

The beauty of classic automotive design is often in direct struggle with modern safety and fuel economy standards, not to mention the latest in technology. But there are still a number of shining examples around today, ones that echo the past and ones that break new ground but don't break the rules of good taste. These ten prove that less is more and that automotive design is not on the rocks.

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Vanquishing miles of road and years of your salary

The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante Balances Beauty and Brawn

Aston Martin has been putting cars on the racetrack, in movies and on teenage boys' walls for more than 100 years; no wonder even people who don't care about cars can recognize them in an instant. The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante ($296,000) is just another prince in their royal lineage.

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An Empire State of Rides

New York 2014: 10 Cars That Matter

Sandwiched between the Geneva Motor Show and the Beijing Auto Show, the New York International Auto Show usually misses out on the biggest reveals of the year, but it still has plenty to offer. This year's show had its fair share of new designs and vehicles along with loads of improved sheetmetal. We've chosen ten standouts from our time on the ground that we'll be looking to drive in 2015.

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Today in Gear: June 24, 2013

Autodromo Stringback Driving Gloves Vintage-inspired, these stringback driving gloves hearken to the days of wooden steering wheels and veddy British racing heritage. The short cuff is buttonless, which means your Autodromo watch can gleam in the sun as you motor à la drivers of yore. $110 (★) Fujifilm XM-1 According to leaked images, the newest...

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Time to Drive

Automotive Horology: A Compendium of 10 Iconic Cars & Watches

Wheels and gears, second hands and tach needles, power trains and power reserves. Men have always been fascinated by time, speed, accuracy and power -- and the beautiful combination of high-end timepieces and exotic roadgoing automobiles captures these obsessions appropriately. And whether the watch of choice is used to measure lap splits or to simply echo the same kind of quality and heritage as his car, you can be assured that careful time was taken to select both. We match up some of the best in timekeeping and automobilia in Gear Patrol style.

Compendium
Starpower trumps horsepower

Reel Wheels: 15 Iconic Movie Cars

Weeding through Hollywood’s entire crop of iconic movie cars in the hopes of arriving at an agreed upon best of list is like trying to choose the sexiest Victoria’s Secret model -- it can be grueling work, but the research isn’t exactly painful. Car guys are a picky lot, especially when looking to the silver screen: Some go weak in the knees when they hear an American V8 rumble to life slightly out of frame, while others are gaga for the svelte silhouette of a European exotic on a twisty backdrop. A select few believe the essential chase scene is the deciding factor, while yet another breed is only happy when the director has chosen an “appropriate” vehicle for the character driving, regardless of whether the movie was even watchable. The GP Team’s collection of petrolheads put all of these variables into play, entered into deep philosophical debate and eventually agreed to disagree so we could present you with our picks for the best movie cars ever. Gentlemen, start your arguing engines!

Summer Preview

Today in Gear: March 12, 2013

KitchenAid Pro Line Series Hand Blender Cords are for rubes. A gourmand’s version of a modular drill, KitchenAid’s cordless hand blender with a 12V Li-Ion battery means freedom, versatility, and a mean batch of mashed potatoes. $350 (★) Aston Martin and Silver Cross Stroller The Brits might call it a “baby buggy”, but this stroller’s...

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True British Muscle

Aston Martin V12 Vantage Carbon Black Edition

Aston Martin recently decided that being one of the most prestigious and sexiest car makers on the planet wasn't enough. They needed to be audacious. Their execution of this? Surgically transplanting the 6.0-liter 510 hp V12 from the DBS into their smallest and lightest offering, the Vantage. The Carbon Black edition adds carbon-fiber side strakes, lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, piano black accents and gloss black painted wheels, which convey the same kind of ballsy aggression as the drivetrain underneath that extruded aluminum body. Read on for a video and photo essay of this Brit stunner.

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Wake up, America

Aston Martin Jet 2+2

Aston Martin and Bertone have partnered up once again to bring you automotive nirvana, this time in the form of the one-off Aston Martin Jet 2+2. The rakish shooting brake (station wagon) is based on the beautiful Rapide S four door coupe and will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. We'd say the result is nothing less than stunning.

A Vantage to a Kill

Bond Week: Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Though Skyfall has Bond piloting the classic DB5 (of “Goldfinger” notoriety) rather than this new 510 hp rear-wheel-drive beauty, we felt it only proper to salute our favorite (rebooted) hero with some auditory and sensory overload. The full Behind The Wheel is on the way in the next few months, but this little teaser is...

Time to bleed the bluebloods

Aston Martin DBR1/2

When a historic car hits the auction blocks, wealthy enthusiasts and collectors take notice. When that car is the only Aston Martin to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans, they need to change their pants. Talacrest hopes to sell the Aston Martin DBR1/2 for a cool $32 million. And they’ll probably get it. The...

Sadly, Bond will probably wreck this one, too.

2013 Aston Martin Vanquish

It’s a tall order to fill the shoes of the outgoing Aston Martin DBS, a car that graced the automotive world, as well as MI-6’s garage, since 2007. In order to bring forth a worthy heir to the Aston Martin grand tourer role, the British automaker invoked a name from its illustrious past and tantalized...

British Excess

Aston Martin DBS Ultimate

No question, the Aston Martin DBS is a looker. Good enough for James Bond, good enough for us (even though Bond could’ve saved Her Majesty a cool $100K by using a V12 Vantage with the same output as the DBS). Well, Aston Martin’s svelte darling will soon say farewell after five years to make way...

Lone Star Lovin'

Photo Recap: 2012 Dallas Auto Show

Sometimes we wonder, given the job prospects and varying degrees of instability, if writing auto reviews was the right decision for our lives. But then we realize that if Fate had wanted us to be anything else, we wouldn’t look so dang good behind the wheel. And so it goes, saddling up our horses we...

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