maurice taylor

50 Flips | 2 Magazines | 6 Followers | @maurice002 | Keep up with maurice taylor on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “maurice taylor”

Most fascinating affordable car of 2013: Ford Fiesta ST

The goodness of the Ford Fiesta ST is well documented.<p>Our colleagues at Top Gear recently bestowed upon this most engaging Fiesta the magazine’s highest honour – car of the year for 2013. And we cannot disagree. Ford’s Fiesta already brings style and substance to a market segment where such …

Automotive Design

FT-1 Concept, Toyota’s scarlet letter, bows in Detroit

Not long ago, it was considered an honour when a sports car was canonised in a video game. Lately, however, the cart has been placed before the virtual horse.<p>Toyota developed its FT-1 Concept for the sixth instalment in the Gran Turismo video game franchise, and rendered it real for audiences at …

Toyota

If you like the Lamborghini Aventador

It has thermonuclear road presence; the horizon seems to shrivel as it approaches. There’s nothing normal about how it looks, how it sounds or how it moves down the road. When teenagers sleep, this is the car in their dreams. Of course it’s Italian. Of course it’s the Lamborghini Aventador …

Sports Cars

Week in pictures: The £16,500 Aston

General Motors

With a 500hp V8, Continental GT finds its voice

It is difficult to imagine the phrase “base model” applying to anything with eight cylinders, 500 horsepower and a starting price equal to nine Mini Coopers. But Bentley’s Continental GT V8 is just that, the entry point in a range that climbs all the way to the fearsome Continental GT Speed – a …

Automotive Design

The 10 most important cars at Auto Expo India 2014

India

How similar is the S-Class Coupe to its inspiration?

Mercedes-Benz will present the production version of the S-Class Coupe in two weeks at the Geneva motor show. There will be much rejoicing.<p>Anticipation for the Coupe has run rampant since September 2013, when Mercedes unveiled the Concept S-Class Coupé at the Frankfurt motor show. Best-in-show …

Automotive Design

Previewing the 2014 Geneva motor show

Automotive Design

In Geneva, Audi TT acquires inner glow

When the Audi TT debuted in concept form in 1995, its Bauhaus-inspired lines sent a mild tremor through the world of automotive design.<p>The sleek new TT that debuted at Geneva may lack the original car's ability to shock and awe, but the car retains its zeal for clean, uncluttered styling. It just …

Automotive Design

Track-day trinity: Huracán, 650S and Alfieri

For the car industry, as in politics, Switzerland is neutral territory.<p>That means top executives attending the Geneva motor show are more willing to go off script than at more closely watched shows, where the media scrums run thick and unforgiving. The cars these executives bring to Geneva, too, …

Maserati

Swiss mix: Memorable metal from the Geneva motor show

Automotive Design

Oddballs of the Geneva motor show

Auto Shows

ELR, the Cadillac of hybrids

Before The Simpsons, there was The Flintstones.<p>In one episode, Fred, the Flintstones’ pater familias, and his sidekick Barney become pop music stars overnight. They bask in their newfound admiration until a teen decides they are uncool, and in an eye blink, the cavemen are rendered has-beens.<p>It …

Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Bringing up baby

In a caffeinated set of compact sport sedans, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has preferred to pour creamy luxury.<p>And despite a bracing jolt of available twin-turbo power, smoothness remains the dominant sensation of the all-new 2015 C-Class. With the petite, youth-baiting $30,825 CLA assuming the …

Mercedes-Benz

With the new A3, Audi thinks big

In the ongoing luxury automotive saga, Audi is the Who to BMW’s Rolling Stones and Mercedes-Benz’ Beatles. It’s the alternative. Edgier. An iconoclast. And as Audi launches its new small A3 model globally, its chief antagonists have also lavished focus on their respective mini-luxes, the 2 Series …

Audi

Honda builds a Batbike

Honda has revealed a new motorcycle called the NM4 Vultus. While not the most inspiring name, it does at least look really stealth. Cool stealth. Batbike-level stealth.<p>It's not a Batbike, of course, but is instead inspired by ‘Japanimation' - that's anime and manga - both genres long interwoven …

Motorcycles

A one-two punch from Porsche

The GTS badge has a very special place in the hearts of Porsche purists. The moniker dates to the vaunted 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, and in the ensuing decades it has been with administered only to cars that achieve “a specific standard of performance and uniqueness.” This year, at long last, …

North America

A Definitive Ranking Of Michelle Obama's China Tour Style

Michelle Obama's China tour (and Sasha and Malia's Far East spring break) has finally come to an end. Throughout the first lady's educational and cultural visit, she made some pretty bold fashion statements.<p>We knew that a stylish week lay ahead as soon as Michelle deplaned in China wearing a Derek …

Emma Stone: Red on Red

<b>Who:</b> Emma Stone<p><b>Where:</b> A press conference in Beijing, China, for <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Rise of Electro</i>.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, March 25th<p><b>What:</b> The 25-year-old actress paired Roland Mouret Pre-Fall 2014 crimson-colored separates with deep red Christian Louboutin pumps and delicate gold jewelry by EF …

Alfa Romeo teases with the topless 4C Spider study

Sometimes, automotive beauty has less to do with what is added than with what is taken away. Such is the case with Alfa Romeo’s lovely 4C Spider, the roadster version of the Italian carmaker’s lauded new coupe.<p>Technically a design study, but undeniably production-ready, the 4C Spider unveiled in …

Alfa Romeo

The wild one: Top Gear drives SLS AMG GT Final Edition

What’s this? A sad farewell, that’s what.<p>This is the last-ever version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, dubbed the “GT Final Edition”. And it's only available in a limited run of 350 models. In fact we should have labelled this a “last drive”.<p><b>What! They're killing off the SLS?</b><p>Yep. As we told you late …

Mercedes-Benz

L'Wren Scott: A Photo Gallery

Harper's Bazaar — Robin Wright: The Blonde Having More Fun Photo...

Kim Kardashian Got a Chic New Haircut

Kim Kardashian, formerly known as Queen of All Things Klassy, has been looking decidedly more classy-with-a-C lately. Case in point: Her chic new haircut. Whether she's simply ditched her extensions or made the decision to go under the scissors, Kim stepped out this weekend with a new …

Emma Watson’s Jumping for Joy

<b>Who:</b> Emma Watson<p><b>Where:</b> The premiere of "Noah" (Noe) in Madrid, Spain.<p><b>When:</b> Monday, March 17th.<p><b>What:</b> A long-sleeve black and white silk jumpsuit from J. Mendel Fall 2014 and Gianvito Rossi black leather and clear PVC pumps. (We may be a little biased as we chose a very similar look as one of our …

Chelsea 2-0 Galatasaray (Chelsea win 3-1 on agg)

• In pictures: the best images from Stamford Bridge<p>Once again Chelsea are threatening to be the last English club standing in Europe. Arsenal and Manchester City have already gone, Manchester United are teetering perilously on the brink and Spurs are in dire straits in the Europa League, but there …

Ads of the World™

Conceptual Realism<p>Perfectly capturing life’s imperfections<p>Highlight<p>Range Rover Sport – Dragon Challenge<p>Creative Agency: Spark44, London, …