When it comes to producing midsize luxury sedans, Germany wins hands down. The only unanswered question regarding the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2019 BMW 5 Series contestants is which one of the two tops the executive-saloon category. In our car feature, we examine the specs in detail but leave to the reader the final decision of which vehicle will give its new owner the best value for a luxury-vehicle price.
The Lotus Evija and the Pininfarina Battista Lead the World into a Fast and Brave but Characterless Future
The future has arrived in the form of two electric sports cars, the Lotus Evija and the Pininfarina Battista, that have raced into the outer limits of electric-car production. These two hyper-cars break records as if they were match sticks. Supercar enthusiasts will love the power, the handling, the sheer speed but may miss some of what made sports cars fun: the sounds and smells of revving monstrous internal-combustion engines.
The Germans and Italians are at it again, vying for the top spot on not only the Nurburgring but in the hearts of luxury-supercar aficionados. The Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and Ferrari F8 Tributo both eat up any surface they touch and are characterized more by their similarities than differences. It’s a toss-up as to which one makes the most rewarding investment for anyone wealthy enough to purchase the ultimate sports car.
The Toyota Supra and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 have pleased sports-car enthusiasts for decades, so the newest generations of these iconic vehicles are being greeted with high expectations. Close inspection reveals that they have less rather than more in common—but both can easily claim the supercar designation, able to navigate the road and the track masterfully. To validate their value, both vehicles have recently demanded auction prices in the million-plus-dollar range.
Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover has been busy lately pushing the boundaries of the super SUV. Rolling out the Jaguar F-Pace SVR and the Range Rover SV Coupé, JLR seems determined to dominate both the world’s fastest and most luxurious SUV spaces. Which model is for you? The answer depends on whether speed or opulence tops your priority list.
The perennially popular and versatile SUV can now boast of new frontrunners in two models recently released by the Volkswagen Group, the Bentley Bentayga V8 and Lamborghini Urus. On the road, off the road, and everywhere in between, these flagship vehicles, with price tags to match their quality, are sure to turn heads wherever their fortunate owners drive them.
The last Jaguar E-Type Roadster rolled off the line half a century ago, but the flashy sports car is still revered by auto enthusiasts. New kid on the block restomod Eagle Spyder GT is by some estimations a hotter E-Type model, with an infinitesimal production run. Which to choose, when price is not a factor?
Porsche and Maserati have broken through the sports car mould with their top-of-the-line sedan offerings, the Panamera and the Quattroporte. Rich in luxury, tech, size and speed, of course, both of these models are designed to excite driver and passenger alike with their combinations of performance and creature comforts.