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.
It’s a very rare thing for a car brand to launch two models at once, but that’s exactly what Aston Martin has done. Both cars may look similar to previous offerings but the Virage and the Vantage S are essentially unique and fresh. Bespoke flies to Andalucía to discover more.
Maserati is an Italian luxury car manufacturer that has experienced it all, from supreme racing and commercial success to bankruptcy and automotive irrelevance. Now, having been resurrected to its former glory, Bespoke had the chance to test out its full range along Levantine roads.
When Ferrari says that it hopes that 50 per cent of its California buyers will be women lured away from top-spec SLs and Bentleys, you can’t help but worry that this is one toned down Ferrari. But, as Bespoke discovers, it’s a complex machine that manages to defy any negative first reactions.
The end-of-the-line Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is the perfect send-off for a legendary car. Five years after it started production, it regains its crown as the fastest production car in the world.
The concept of the Concours d'Elegance dates back to 17th century France during which time the aristocracy used to compare their horse-drawn carriages. Nowadays the competitions are for superlatively restored original-equipment classic cars and the Concorso d’Eleganza at Italy’s Grand Hotel Villa d’Este is one of the most important contests on the global calendar.
Bentley’s latest offering, the Mulsanne, aims to reassert the British brand’s primacy at the very top of the luxury automotive field. Bespoke recently visited the Highlands of Scotland to put Bentley’s pride and joy through its paces.
Jaguar has a long history of creating cars that are pretty, fast and great value for money. Yet somehow, over the last couple of decades, the brand’s been losing its way. This is now changing and we’re celebrating the marque’s renaissance.
Jaguar’s new XJ marks a new chapter in the evolution of this iconic saloon. A clear departure from traditional styling of the previous generation, the XJ has been reinvented for the 21st century.
It has never been so cheap to get your hands on a stealth bomber. For a mere 1.5 million USD you might just be able to purchase this very rare progeny of the Murciélago breed. But be warned, invisibility is not a virtue of the Lamborghini Reventón.