...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...
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... read more 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... read more June 15, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Aston Martin is working on a new generation of its DB9 luxury grand tourer, which once again is expected to spawn a regular model as well as a high-performance version that... read more May 8, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Aston Martin is working on a new generation of its DB9 luxury grand tourer, which once again is expected to spawn a regular model as well as a high-performance DBS. This... read more April 27, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Lamborghini finally unveiled its new SUV called the Urus in concept form. The Urus is more supercar than off-roader like its ancestor the LM002. With all-wheel drive and a... read more April 23, 2012 by Joel Feder