2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

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Rolls-Royce ups the luxury ante with its two-door luxo-cruiser, the buzz-worthy 2014 Wraith.  Rolls-Royce revived the Wraith moniker for its new GT; think Ghost sans two doors.  The British marque decided to keep its iconic no-compromise suicide doors for the coupe, complete with a wide wingspan for business-class egress.  The Wraith’s fastback design is a… Read more »

Maybach ‘bach’ from the dead; is third time the charm?

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After its revival, Maybach aspired to be on the same playing field as elite luxury staples like Bentley and Rolls-Royce.  Originally a pre-WWII marque, Maybach has built opulent autos now regarded as classics.  Over the nine year post-revival production cycle, the car made quite an impression, however slow sales and a cult following of hip… Read more »

Next-gen Mazda MX- 5 Miata to be “best design ever”

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Lightweight roadster enthusiasts rejoice!  Mazda has revealed a tidbit of newsworthy information on its next generation MX-5 two-seat rocket.  We are uncertain if Mazda will keep the Miata moniker for the next generation, such as the nomenclature on our 1992 Mazda Spec Miata rental.  Supposedly, the first look at the redesigned MX-5 Miata will be… Read more »

Top 3 NAIAS Debuts

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With all the hype swirling around NAIAS in Detroit, we acknowledge our top three debuts that stole the show to top of your week: hives treatment 3. 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe If someone were to tell us twenty years ago that Lexus would produce something as mean as the RC F Coupe, we would… Read more »

MercedesBenz crowns 2014 S600 as the marque’s halo sedan.

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Engines with double-digit cylinder counts have become infamously rare as fuel efficiency requirements continue to tighten worldwide.  The Big-Three of Germany, Benz, BMW, and Audi, have refined their engine lineup with a myriad of turbocharged four and six cylinder powerplants, yet continue to bake their flagship sedan with a V12 inside; cue the new Mercedes-Benz… Read more »

BMW expounds on i8 design and performance in new videos

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How have your feelings evolved over the several years since BMW broke cover on its hybrid i8?  The somewhat controversial new sports car has been lauded for its vision, but not fully understood for its appearance.  That hasn't gone unrecognized by the folks in Frankfurt and has led to BMW releasing a duo of videos… Read more »

Dubai gets new McLaren MP4-12C police vehicle

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If you've ever been the subject of concern in a hot pursuit (it better not have been in one of our cars), you might know that the classic Crown Victoria, though a capable V8-powered sedan, is no supercar.  So, with all of the supercars that adorn Dubai's streets, it's no surprise that its police force… Read more »

2015 Porsche 911 Targa to bow in Detroit

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The 2015 911 Targa is Detroit bound for its debut at the Detroit Motor Show, as confirmed by Porsche.  Would you like more details?  Well, Porsche isn’t divulging any further facts, but a great set of leaked images show the iconic convertible to be identical to its hardtop brethren in most design aspects, except of… Read more »

Lamborghini Gallardo successor to rock us like a Huracan?

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The excitement is building here at Club Sportiva for Lamborghini’s Gallardo successor which is supposed to break cover later this month.  We’ve had more than one Lamborghini Gallardo rental available in our paddock, including our yellow Gallardo veteran that has become a staple in our collection.  Oh yeah, and who can forget about the stunning… Read more »