The idea of a super-sporty Lexus GS F, built after the model of the IS F but on the new 2013 Lexus GS platform, is nothing new—rumors have circulated for at least half a year now. But they may have more substance than previously thought.... Read More
John Varvatos, one of the hottest menswear designers in America, has put his personal stamp on a new icon of American style — the Chrysler 300S — in support of his favorite charity. The one-of-a-kind vehicle is being auctioned off to benefit Stuart House, an organization dedicated to serving and protecting victims of childhood abuse. Varvatos and Chrysler collaborated on the custom car project for the worthy cause with online charity auction house Charitybuzz.com, offering bidders worldwide the chance to win the stylish wheels.... Read More
For the fourth consecutive year, customer satisfaction with dealer service ranked highest among Lexus owners in the luxury sector per the J.D. Powers & Associates 2012 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study released today. The deluxe automaker had the highest CSI ranking of both the luxury and the mass-market automotive brands with a score of 861 on a 1,000-point scale.... Read More
At Bonhams’ annual sale during the UK’s famous Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 29, the London-based auction house will offer a 1938 Bugatti Type 57C formerly owned by Ettore Bugatti, who founded the legendary marque bearing his name in 1909. The stunning vehicle, which is expected to fetch over $1.5 million, is fitted with several bespoke features and is believed to have been one of the very last to be designed by Ettore’s eldest son Jean Bugatti, who produced some of the firm’s most iconic cars.... Read More
Classic-car auction house Dan Kruse Classics recently auctioned the Dick Burdick collection from the Central Texas Auto Museum for $4.83 million. The auction, which took place March 3, 2012, in Smithville, Texas, was the first time that the entire Burdick collection of automobiles was made available for sale.... Read More
As the maker of the first racing hybrid that would do serious business on the track — courtesy of an F1-style kinetic energy recovery system — Porsche is no stranger to the idea of high-performance hybrids. But the brand, under then-CEO Michael Macht, has said as recently as 2010, that it won't build a hybrid 911. Things have changed. Somewhat.... Read More
The world’s most powerful roadster will make its debut this week at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show, as the world meets the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse. The new roadster’s 7.9-liter W16 engine has a maximum output of 1,200 horsepower and accelerates from zero to 62 mph in a mind-boggling 2.6 seconds will be formally be introduced at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show.... Read More
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