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The Most Exclusive Classic Cars in the World

By John Mayhead At the end of 2018 the Hagerty Price Guide, the UK’s leading index of classic car values, showed that 26% of the models it monitors had fallen in value in the preceding nine months. Although the market didn’t crash, an overdue correction had taken place. Double-digit increases in value are great while they last, but unsustainable in […]

Lamborghini Urus – First Drive

by Alexandra Cheney It’s all a bit familiar. The Lamborghini Urus is the second SUV to hail from the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based company, but its first-ever super-sport utility vehicle. (The LM002 was its military-forward SUV produced from 1986 to 1993.) Culling wide and low design notes, specifically the squat rear silhouette from the Aventador S and the angular roofline of the […]

Lister owner Lawrence Whittaker on Heritage and Passion

By Alex Martin

The motoring heritage in Britain is without a doubt one of the best in the world. From Aston Martin to Rolls Royce, it has long been associated with producing some of the fastest and most luxurious cars in the world. But many of these British institutions remain so in reputation only. Rolls Royce and Bentley are now owned by BMW […]

Ferraris Designed For Everyday Driving

by Alexandra Cheney Ferrari isn’t exactly synonymous with daily drivers; two of its models, though — the GTC4Lusso T and the Portofino — debunk that notion. Deep within Ferrari lore, it is known that the strong-browed, brilliantly coiffed Enzo Ferrari preferred automobiles that transported him to the track over ones that raced on it. Despite the fact that his company […]

Best Supercars Revealed at Geneva Motor Show

By Alex Martin

The luxury car market has experienced an unprecedented boom in recent years and, if this year’s Geneva Motor Show is anything to go by, it is only set to grow further and further. Although a wide range of new models have been unveiled at the world’s premier motor show in Switzerland, it is the hypercars from renowned brands such as […]

Pininfarina Battista Revealed at Geneva Motor Show

By Alex Martin

The Geneva International Motor Show was set alight Monday with the unveiling of the fastest road-legal Italian car the world has ever seen, the all-electric Pininfarina Battista. Earmarked as a giant leap in electric-motor technology, the zero-emissions Battista produces the equivalent 1,900 break horse power (bhp), accelerates from zero to 62mph in under two seconds and will travel 280 miles […]

Range Rover Velar ‘Redefined’ by Overfinch Revealed

By Alex Martin

The new Overfinch Range Rover Velar has been revealed alongside a selection of brand new customizable options to make it easier than ever for enthusiasts to create their perfect car. The vehicle-enhancement specialists, who are solely dedicated to working on Land Rovers and Range Rovers, describe their interpretation of the Velar as “Redefined”. Their enhancement package is designed to make […]

Overfinch Range Rover Velar

Lexus LS 500h Premier Review – First Drive

By Alex Martin

Elite Traveler gets behind the wheel of the Lexus LS 500h Premier, their latest flagship sedan, as the Japanese carmaker once again attempts to take a slice of the luxury market share from German giants Audi, Mercedes and BMW. There was something serendipitous about sitting behind the wheel of the Lexus LS 500h Premier for the first time. Two decades […]

The Most Impressive SUVs on the Road

By Alexandra Cheney

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Elite Traveler. Utility vehicles continue to gain momentum as the world’s favored family car, so automobile manufacturers remain resolute in diversifying the sector. A trio of first drives demonstrate the breadth and depth of possibility; from impressive off-road capabilities to bespoke refinements, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Bentley are on a mission to […]

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