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A new Bentley Continental convertible, how is that pioneering? Glad you asked. Ready? This Bentley is the new Speed model and it’s the fastest four-seater convertible the world has ever seen.
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The latest Quattroporte heralds a new era for Maserati, one in which sales success isn’t dependent on style or charm (and a lusty exhaust note) alone. Sharper and more refined, it’s aimed at the big volume Germans but still plays a symphony from its quad pipes.
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No longer an awkward-looking Continental with extra doors and a boot, Bentley has dropped the Conti prefix altogether and decided to make the sleeker, faster and more cosseting Flying Spur a model in its own right.
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Just as every iteration of the S-Class defines that decade’s saloon, the Range Rover is the benchmark against which all other SUVs are compared. Its latest, the fourth generation model, has made life harder for its rivals, once again.
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In terms of pedigree, McLaren is almost without equal. With their sights set on producing the best supercars in almost every commercial category, we wouldn’t bet against them. Not after we’ve tried their first offerings: the MP4-12C Spider and coupé.
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Taking design and performance cues from the early Vanquish and the stunning seven-figure One77, the 2013 Vanquish is the new king of Aston Martin’s model line-up and our Ultimate Vehicle of the year.
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As anyone who has read ‘David Copperfield’ will tell you, even a writer as great as Charles Dickens can lose his audience after the halfway point. So with the launch of round two of the Phantom Series, has Rolls-Royce done enough to avoid the dreaded Second Act Syndrome?
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They may look like they’re from a past era but the hand-made Morgans are eternal, eccentric and one of the most thrilling drives on the road, one reason why they continue to attract a loyal following.
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Article Image - An Electrifying Drive
When it comes to cars, we’ve long thought the tag ‘revolutionary’ was just marketing-speak. Then we got inside this sporty electric beauty and completely changed our minds.
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It’s hard enough for automotive magazines to choose a car of the year but at Bespoke, the Ultimate Vehicle, category doesn’t just include cars, but boats, planes and bikes as well. Luckily, Ferrari made our lives a lot easier this year with their extraordinary 458 Spider.
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It takes a certain optimism to build a city in the middle of a desert. In fact, Kuwait's rapid urbanisation during the late 1970s represents a landmark in Middle East architecture, as seen in the pages of Modern Architecture of Kuwait, a book by Roberto Fabbri and Ricardo Camancho.
Ralph Masri’s path has been stellar. In just his first year at Central Saint Martins, he won the Swarovski Award. Two years later he became the youngest designer to ever be nominated for a UK Jewellery Award. Then after a stint at Pomellato, he went solo and already Queen Rania, Jessica Alba, and Gigi Hadid are fans.
Henry Dakak Jr. is a designer with a singular vision. His beautifully made creations, whether furniture, functional objects or jewellery, exemplify a judicious mix of modernity and antiquity, and bely a delicate attention to detail.
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