...It's difficult to find a surface not covered in soft leather or Alcantara faux suede. Subtle carbon-fiber trim lines areas of the doors, while tasteful alloy trim and must-have optional piano-black trim adorn the center console. The elegant key fob (or Emotion Control Unit) that seamlessly slides into the dash is partly made from sapphire crystal. When it comes to controls, easily deciphered buttons combine with a central LCD screen layout borrowed from Volvo to create a user-friendly and attractive interface. The gauges are a different story. Not only do the speedometer and tachometer...
...Leather-upholstered dashboard, armrest, steering wheel and seats Choice of ultra-thin racing seats or chunkier — but still heavily bolstered — buckets Available navigation system Available Bang & Olufsen audio system Under the Hood The engine sits in front of the driver and passenger but is pushed back toward the center of the car. The new automatic transmission is similar to the unit used in the DB9, but with beefed-up internal parts to handle the extra power. Mid-mounted 6.0-liter V-12 510 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque Zero to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds Standard six-speed manual...
...top speed, braking distance -- for a holistic refinement and day-to-day drivability in every direction. The suspension is quite taut and cinched down, but it's not so flat and hard and unyielding that you wouldn't want to drive to Canada and back. Likewise, the steering is light and micrometer precise, but there is enough softness on center that you can sneeze and not wind up in Fontana. The new carbon-ceramic brakes will stop a freight train, but the initial tip-in is measured, silky and progressive. This is not an exotic sports car so much as a hyper-focused grand touring car, immensely...
It's been 50 years since the release of the first James Bond movie, and today we celebrate by taking a look at all the classic Bond cars. From the BMW Z3 in GoldenEye to the... October 9, 2012 by Joel Feder
The “Bond 50” Blu-Ray box set, which commemorates 50 years of James Bond films, goes on sale in London on September 24. To commemorate the occasion, Bond actors... September 18, 2012 by Kurt Ernst
The Aston Martin DBS is on its way out and is set to be replaced by a new Vanquish, a car we’ve already seen in prototype form and previewed by Aston with the AM 310... June 15, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Picture this: you fly somewhere on business, get delayed and wind up at the airport rental car counter in the middle of the night. All the midsize cars are taken, and the... October 26, 2011 by Kurt Ernst