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Jay Leno’s Mercedes 600 is dictator chic

Filed under: Classics, Sedan, Videos, Mercedes-Benz, Celebrities, Luxury Here’s a fun fact: certain classical songs double as excellent driving songs. Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries is one such example. So, as soon as you here those iconic notes, be certain you’re in for some seriously cool sheet metal. Any Mercedes-Benz 600 would qualify for such [...]

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Aston Martin finally drops the veil on its new Lagonda sedan

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Aston Martin, Luxury Aston Martin has finally released the floodgates, delivering official images of the all-new Lagonda sedan, the company’s latest expression of its long-serving VH architecture and 6.0-liter V12. Set for an extremely limited production, the hand-built Lagonda’s William Towns-inspired, carbon-fiber exterior has been a point of conversation since the [...]

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Cadillac planning its own engines, halo cars

Filed under: Cadillac, Luxury Cadillac is in the midst of some big changes. It’s got a new chief executive. It’s taking some distance from parent company General Motors and moving to a new headquarters in New York. And it’s instituting a new naming scheme that will allow not only for a more clear progression in [...]

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Rolls-Royce to reach 4,000 units this year

Filed under: Car Buying, Rolls-Royce, Luxury Rolls-Royce is, by nature, an exclusive auto marque, but it has been steadily increasing its sales to the point that it could be looking at 4,000 units by the end of this year, setting a new record for the German-owned British automaker. You don’t even need to go back [...]

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What you missed on 9.29.14

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GM, Lamborghini, Design/Style, Electric, Luxury Driving and debating the pricey Cadillac ELR See that pretty, black coupe over to the right? That’s the 2014 Cadillac ELR, and we think it’s perhaps the best-looking Cadillac currently on the market. Problem is, it’s also one [...]

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Combative de Nysschen defends Cadillac move, naming change

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Cadillac, Design/Style, Luxury Johan de Nysschen isn’t afraid of taking quick, decisive actions, even if they are criticized. Since taking the wheel at Cadillac, he instigated moving the luxury division’s base of operations to Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood and introduced a new naming scheme for the future of the brand, like he did [...]

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2014 Cadillac ELR

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Cadillac, Design/Style, New Car Reviews, Electric, Luxury Well, this is awkward. A few years ago, Audi Of America’s boss Johan de Nysschen went on record describing the Chevrolet Volt as “a car for idiots.” Fast-forward to earlier this summer, and the well-regarded executive suddenly found himself in a new office with [...]

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Weekly Recap: Cadillac plots a new way forward

Filed under: Motorsports, Cadillac, GM, Lotus, Ferrari, Luxury The CT6 will be a rolling buffet of GM’s latest technologies. Cadillac generated a minor firestorm this week by announcing plans to move its headquarters from Detroit to New York in 2015. But that’s about the third-most important thing going on with Cadillac right now. For starters, [...]

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2014 Pagani Huayra

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Design/Style, New Car Reviews, Luxury, MISC As I pilot the Pagani Huayra down a busy Los Angeles freeway, I can’t help but grow increasingly concerned about my psychological state – I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that I’m going a bit mad. My default condition as a law-abiding citizen is to typically [...]

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Previewing the 2014 Paris Motor Show

Filed under: Concept Cars, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Supercars, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Renault, Luxury Don’t let the shiny objects detract from the serious side of the show. Sales, fuel economy and regulations are part of the conversation. The Paris Motor Show is one of the glitziest events on the automotive calendar. Yes, it helps that it’s [...]

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2002 Lincoln Continental concept should’ve made production, headed for auction instead

Filed under: Concept Cars, Classics, Sedan, Auctions, Etc., Lincoln, Luxury It seems like the retro design aesthetic in autos might be petering out, with even a former poster child like the Ford Mustang taking a step in a more modern direction. Sometimes those updates of old-school models really worked well, though. Just take a look [...]

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VW Phaeton to offer plug-in hybrid, diesel powertrains when it returns in a few years

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Volkswagen, Rumormill, Diesel, Luxury Volkswagen of America honcho Michael Horn has already promised to bring the slow-selling but excellent Phaeton back to the United States in 2018 or 2019. Beyond the confirmation of the nameplate, though, there’s really very little in the way of concrete data on what the next generation [...]

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Cadillac expects major growth in China

Filed under: China, Cadillac, Luxury The US sales issues facing Cadillac are not being paralleled in the People’s Republic of China, as a new report from Automotive News indicates the US luxury maker should see its sales increase by as much as 40 percent. The report cites Cadillac’s own forecasts, which put its 2014 sales [...]

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Audi bringing new TT Roadster to Paris

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Audi, Luxury The TT may be first and foremost a coupe, but in presenting the third-generation model, Audi has toyed with all sorts of body-styles. There’s been the prototypical coupe, of course, but also shooting brake and crossover concepts. The one thing it hasn’t shown us is the [...]

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