New York big shots have a lot of choices as far as livery vehicles go. The most obvious VIP method of transport is a chauffeur-driven Town Car. And lord knows there are more than enough of those pounding the pavement. But for those who want to exude a little more panache and style, enter the A8L. Just like the SWB (short wheelbase) version, the A8L is the poster-boy for tasteful extravagance. The lines are simple and classy, not bulbous or overcomplicated in anyway. It screams of class not ostentation. Just add it to the list of design hits (A5 being one of them) coming out of Ingolstadt these days.
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The bruisers from AMG are easy to spot even in rush hour traffic. Design changes from the mild mannered E-Class are subtle but effective in alluding to the insane power levels residing under hood. If you happen to be viewing from the rear, just look for the extra wide rubber and bad ass dual exhaust.
With all the commotion about retro-inspired muscle from Detroit, it’s nice to gaze upon the inspiration now and again. Sporting arrest-me red paint, this gen 1 (1967-1969) Camaro looks ready to pounce on a drag strip near you. As any owner will tell you, the honkin V8s available in ’67 (350 cu in or 396 cu in) do not disappoint when it comes to smoky burnouts and general adolescent behavior.
The Land Rover One Ten (introduced in 1983) is the predecessor to the more commonly known Defender 110. The “Defender” series models were meant to be rock solid little utes that could tackle the toughest of terrains and look exceptionally cool while doing so. These ruggedly handsome Land Rovers have amassed an army of passionate enthusiasts who keep demand and resale value shockingly high. We still have bragging rights though; the first Land Rover design was inspired by the original WWII era Jeep, made right here in the good old US of A.
This utterly immaculate Ford Bronco doesn’t look like it spends much time on the trail, but it sure is pretty. Short of the one OJ drove on that fateful day, the Bronco nameplate lost much of its cool factor after the 1st generation (1966-1977) model pictured here. Now that automakers have embraced small crossovers and utes, perhaps it is time to bring back Bronco for another go around.
More than 50 years old and this Fisher-bodied, pristine Series 62 Coupe is still all business. Something the head of a major crime syndicate might be found driving down by the docks on a foggy night. It’s classy as hell and alluded to a high position on the food chain – a stark contrast to the current consumer associations with the domestic manufacturers.
It’s been 4 years since Chevy pulled the wraps off the Camaro concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. A new president is in office, the Yankees moved stadiums and Britney Spears seems to be popular again. But it might have been worth the wait thanks in no small part to a design that alludes to the past without using it as a crutch. The 304 HP, Direct Injection V6 and starting price under $23,000 doesn’t hurt either.
This might look like a mild mannered Lexus but it’s actually a 416 HP road rocket engineered to do battle against the likes of BMW M and Mercedes AMG divisions. It is tastefully distinguished from the base IS sedan with unique 10-spoke forged aluminum BBS wheels and pronounced breathing vents aft of the front fenders.
XF replaced S-Type in the Jag line-up last year. Along with the current generation XK, this new sedan literally dragged Jaguar into thoroughly modern design. S-Type was certainly charming and attractive in a London gentleman sort of way, but people simply weren’t considering it when in the market for a mid size luxury sedan. The LED lighting effects seen here really catch the eye.