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Wretched excess? L.A.'s first members-only race car club

Sociologists looking for new evidence of conspicuous consumption — look no further.<p>A French entrepreneur who made his money in the telecom business has founded a pricey members-only club in Los Angeles for hot car enthusiasts.<p>Called Fast Toys Club, the Brentwood outfit gives its members access to a …

Latest Batmobile shown ahead of 2015 Batman: Arkham Knight launch

Batman is getting yet another new Batmobile. We recently saw teases of director Zack Snyder's take on the iconic vehicle for the upcoming movie starring the Dark Knight and Superman. The movie isn't due to hit screens until 2016, so until then, we'll have to focus on the video game world as the Bat …

The shape and appearance of this concept watch captures the essence of the Mercedes-Benz racing cars and Formula 1. This watch has been designed with straps in rubber and steel.

BMW Motorrad sculpts its future

To those who insist that a machine cannot be a work of art, BMW offers the dazzling Concept Roadster motorycle, unveiled in Italy at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.<p>This two-wheeled glimpse into BMW Motorrad's future features a dramatic wedge shape and split colouring – a pearl-white …

Motorcycles

How we took a Ferrari F12, Lamborghini Aventador and Aston Vanquish to Scotland and used up all the UK’s petrol http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/F12-vs-Aventador-vs-Vanquish-2014-05-30

Dustin Kott's CB550 cafe racer

When Dustin Kott turns his hand to a CB, you can be sure it’s going to come out special. The Californian builder has favored Hondas since he first popped up on the scene—and to call him a specialist would now be something of an understatement.<p>When we contacted Kott about his latest project, he sent …

Motorcycles

Google Unveils Its First Self-Driving Car Prototype: Videos

Cute as a button and spelling doom for the enthusiast; no, it’s not the Rabbit of Caerbannog. It’s Google’s first in-house-designed self-driving car …

Dodge tunes in That ‘70s Show in New York

With its refresh of the boy-racer Challenger muscle car – a bygone nameplate resurrected in 2008 – Dodge split the difference between Mad Men and American Hustle.<p>Rather than spread collars, wide ties and plaid polyester slacks, the touchstones are a split radiator grille, a high-sill centre …

Sports Cars

2014 Honda Civic 1.8L CVT Sedan

Big H's popular compact sedan, now more fully baked.<p>You’ll recall that shortly after the 2012 Honda Civic landed on our collective consciousness like a half-pound bucket of Play-Doh dumped onto a tabletop—soft, amorphous, just lying there, and with even less play value—the company hastened a …

Honda CB550 by Eastern Spirit

Charlie Trelogan’s insightful piece on café racer design emphasized the importance of good lines. No one understands this concept more than Poland’s Eastern Spirit Garage: They helped build the Honda CX500 that Charlie used to illustrate his point. Now they’ve turned their keen eye to another …

Motorcycles
Auto Shows
Auto Shows

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class first drive review

Gliding through the natural beauty and cultured history of Provence, along glass-smooth strips of winding asphalt under castle-dotted mountains, it’s …

Rolls-Royce Analyzing Business Case for SUV

Traditional British luxury as we once knew it is in a state of flux. As the 2016 arrival date for the long-gestating Bentley SUV looms, word comes that Rolls-Royce, too, may be pondering a genuine SUV of its own. Peter Schwarzenbauer, the BMW board member in charge of Rolls-Royce recently told Top …

Automotive Design

These 5 sedans are V8-powered supercars in disguise

Supercar performance, raucous V8 engines, and four doors.<p>These five sedans don't look like supercars. They have no carbon tubs or active aerodynamic tricks that make them look like low-flying spacecraft. They fit human beings in their front and rear seats. They have cushy suspensions and seat …

Los Angeles

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe bringing big, fast style to New York

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is gorgeous. That's a fact. We fell in love with it in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show last fall, and swooned over its production-ready body at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. For the New York Auto Show in April, Mercedes will once again show …