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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

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 […]