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First Drive: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The hills are alive with the sound of 900 newton meters of torque. A curt pop-pop-pop of the exhaust gives way to a throaty rumble as Aston Martin’s new flagship 715-horsepower DBS Superleggera settles into its Alpine atmosphere. On the Austrian border some 2,297 ft above sea level in […]

Aston Martin DBS

The Pure McLaren Arctic Experience

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The sunlight at the top of the world penetrates the clouds much like a polar icebreaker relentlessly cuts through the frozen ocean. At 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, zero degrees Celsius feels balmy. There’s not a breath of wind. The crystalline landscape appears petrified, that is, until […]

The Three Ultimate Tow Vehicles

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum At its core, Cadillac calls Escalade an SUV with the capacities of a full-size truck. Its new 10-speed automatic transmission with a 7.39 gear ratio spread apportions the engine to run at a lower rpm on the highway, adjusting shift points in a manner similar […]

The New Era of Customized Luxury Travel Trailers

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Explore with complete freedom and flexibility; no pilot, predetermined destination or schedule is necessary. A new era of customized, purpose-built travel trailers from Living Vehicle, Airstream and Land Ark allow you to traverse the world with the luxuries of home and on your own terms. Land Ark Drake In […]

Canyon Carver: The Vanderhall Venice Autocycle

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Vanderhall MotorWorks’ three-wheeled autocycle is vintage for the modern era. Cruising the balmy Southern California canyons, windswept and three-wheeled, the Vanderhall Venice radiates a distinct air of cool in a valley of cloudless skies. Part of that may be due to its lack of a roof, but the rest, […]

Moke America Reinvents the Doorless Beach Buggy

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. The promise of long, languid summer days spent moseying around St Barths or in the Hamptons warrants a vehicle that enables such leisure. With a top speed of 25 mph, the eMoke—the electric version of the classic beach buggy whose fans included Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret and Hunter S […]

Morgan Motor Company Celebrates the V-8’s 50th Anniversary

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. Morgan Motor Company’s Plus 8 50th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates its final naturally aspirated V-8. Ponder the simple pleasure of an open-cockpit V-8, when the weather is hot and you can hear the roar of the naturally aspirated engine. Now, picture yourself, top down, with a maximum speed of […]

Ready to Race: The Fast and the Luxurious

By Elite Traveler

By Rob Reed This story originally appeared in the July/August 2018 issue of Elite Traveler. A ticket to drive the world’s most popular supercars on a race track in Sin City. You have to slowdown to go fast. That’s the paradox of race-car driving and the mantra I’d repeat to myself while learning how to drive Ferraris and Lamborghinis at Las […]

First Drive: McLaren 570S Spider Sports Series

By Emma Reynolds

At first, it was hard to imagine that the McLaren 570S Spider, part of the brand’s Sports Series, was an everyday car for McLaren drivers. As a brand known for race cars and high-performance road vehicles, the low-to-the-ground, curvaceous sports car seemed like it belongs more on a racing track than the busy New York City streets — until I […]

The World’s Best Four-Wheel Drives Right Now

By Alexandra Cheney

Graduation season calls for pause and applause. What better way to honor higher achievement than the pursuit of greater independence in the form of four wheels – something both the adults and their children can celebrate. The crown jewel Rolls-Royce Cullinan Refusing to submit to such categories as SUV, off-roader or crossover, Cullinan is instead defined by Rolls-Royce as an […]