Cars in the Wild

There is something commanding and empowering about driving a luxury sedan. And, when your luxury sedan is a Teutonic titan like the freshly redesigned BMW 7-Series pictured, lesser peoples will actually fall over themselves trying to get out of the way. Cars like the 7-Series look and feel more at home shuttling dictators, monarchs, or... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

At an undisclosed warehouse somewhere in New Hampshire, I'm lead through a smeared and smudged glass door, then through a curtain of blue plastic sheeting who's function is to deter prying eyes. There's a musty smell in here, something like damp concrete, dust and age. I flip the lightswitch and several overhead fluorescent lights snap on... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

Few manufacturers can create a product or brand that defines absolutely the category or marketplace they compete in. When it does happen, even if you've never used the product or brand before, understanding of what it is and what it means is ubiquitous. When someone says, "That couch is the Cadillac of couches," you know... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

The Bentley Continental GT is an interesting vehicle: On the one hand, it's a handcrafted, exclusive, magnificently powerful, and intensely desirable luxury sports coupe. And on the other hand, it's managed to squeeze itself into that strange automotive netherworld reserved for expensive cars that have become a status symbol for posers, athletes, and Paris Hilton.... Continue Reading →

Cars in the Wild

The Germans aren't typically known for their passionate expressions of emotion. And this attitude especially applies to their cars. A standard German vehicle is sensible, built like a bank vault, understated, and is happy to drive by unnoticed. There must be something in the drinking water however, around the part of Mercedes-Benz factory that builds... Continue Reading →

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