Category: Automotive

A Brutal Beast

With the Hellcat, Dodge set out to create the ultimate American muscle car. It succeeded. By Ghaith Madadha The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, a gloriously unreconstructed brute, even among its prodigiously powerful peers, significantly ups the ante in the American…

Infiniti Q50 S Hybrid: An Innovative Executive

The impressive Q50 S Hybrid confounds everything you thought you knew about the Infiniti brand. By Ghaith Madadha The Q50, the first Infiniti bearing the brand’s new Q-based alphanumeric nomenclature, is the dramatic high tech successor to the sometimes unfairly…

MG Abingdon Edition: A 60s Icon Reinvented

The MG Abingdon Edition might look like a classic throwback from a bygone age, but it’s a thoroughly modern sports car under the hood. By Ghaith Madadha With a wealth of high tech engineering and traditional artisan talent, Britain’s tapestry…

Venture Explains: The Electric Car

What is it? After a few stalled starts, some believe we’re now finally on the brink of an electric car revolution. Sales of all-electric vehicles (including their plug-in hybrid cousins) are surging worldwide thanks to a combination of stricter global…

Mercedes-Benz S400 L: Benz at its Best

In whatever model, the Mercedes S Class remains the benchmark for the luxury sedan segment. By Ghaith Madadha Luxurious, comfortable, and conservative, the S-Class is the luxury car that proudly yet discretely says one has ‘made it,’ but without ostentatiously…

Audi RS6 Avant: Supercar Station Wagon

The Audi RS6 is a family work horse bred for speed. By Ghaith Madadha The go-to brand for high performance premium station wagons—or Avant in Audi-speak— Audi was an early proponent and trendsetter with the 1983-91 200 Quattro Avant and 1994-95…

McLaren 650S Coupe: A Super Supercar

Many believe the breathtaking McLaren 650S is the supercar the 12C always should have been. It’s hard to disagree. By Ghaith Madadha With futuristic sci-fi looks and more viscerally engaging driving dynamics, the 650S was meant to bridge the gap…

Maserati GranTurismo: A Centennial Special Edition

Maserati celebrates a hundred years of making sonorous and stylish sports cars by unleashing a very special version of its GranTurismo MC. By Ghaith Madadha The MC Centennial, a victory lap for Maserati’s seductively visceral and indulgently luxurious GranTurismo model…

Peugeot 508: French Finesse

The new Peugeot 508 proves that few car makers do comfortable and refined family saloons as well as Peugeot. By Ghaith Madadha Successor to the Peugeot 607, the 508 re-adopted the “5” nomenclature that served the brand so well in…

Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: A Fast Cat

The hard top successor to Jaguar’s design classic is a ferociously quick beast. By Ghaith Madadha The F-Type, the successor to the iconic 1961-75 E-Type, finally made its debut in 2013 in the guise of a stylish and slinky convertible….