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Layla – The Boat Tail Riviera

I tried to give you consolation…When your old man had let you down. Like a fool, I fell in love with you, Turned my whole world upside down. – Eric Clapton

Pagani Huayra

Pagani, the pantomime horse of supercar manufacturers has done it again. It has built a machine that pushes the boundaries of what a supercar can be.

New McLaren MP4-12C

Looking for a way to spend that Wall Street bonus money? No? Well you’ve ruined my intro. Okay, let’s say you are. You’re in luck, because McLaren is making a new car. For about $244,000, you can be one of the gilded one-percenters to own the new McLaren MP4-12C.

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  • Tap the Brake: IIHS Adds Wayward Pedestrians to Its Testing Regimen February 21, 2019
    Not satisfied with turning up the heat on automakers via new crash tests and headlight performance evaluations, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety now has pedestrian avoidance systems under its microscope. In its first round of tests, IIHS looked at the systems offered in 11 popular subcompact through midsize crossovers — vehicles that aren’t hard to […]
    Steph Willems
  • GM Finds a New Boss for Maven February 21, 2019
    Rather than look outside the company for some Silicon Valley-reared go-getter, General Motors sourced its new Maven boss from within. The automaker’s mobility brand was left leaderless following the unexpected January departure of Julia Steyn, who led the brand since its 2016 inception. Into Steyn’s shoes steps Sigal Cordeiro, a 19-year GM veteran who most recently […]
    Steph Willems
  • Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante From 1988 February 21, 2019
    The Rare Rides series is fond of Aston Martin, and has previously featured a Lagonda, Virage, and a bespoke V8 shooting brake. Today we have a look at the closest the brand ever got to making a British Mustang. It’s a V8 Volante from 1988. Aston Martin’s V8 was one of the longest-lived offerings for […]
    Corey Lewis
  • With Its Mystery Concept, Kia Hopes to Cast a Sexy Glow Over Its EV Stable February 21, 2019
    Let’s face it — with the possible exception of the Stinger, Kia’s vehicle lineup is hardly the automotive equivalent of Britt Ekland, circa 1971. Few are. Still, the automaker has made great strides in terms of design, as well as quality. Also on the march is the brand’s technological prowess, and it’s this knowledge that […]
    Steph Willems
  • Where Your Author Steps Away From Infiniti February 21, 2019
    Some heavy thoughts are weighing on my mind lately; some might even call them urges. And those urges are telling me to sell a blue Datsun sedan and get something else. Should I give in? The M35x pictured above has occupied the lone space in the garage since early November of 2013. I bought it […]
    Corey Lewis