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Bentley Bentayg . . . another high-end SUV is coming.

Spy shots are nothing new. But the Bentayg is. "In my opinion . . ." he world of automotive design and styling is highly competitive and has its own kind of paparazzi as well. Automotive spy shots are taken and “leaked” all the time. These spy photographers, with their long lenses are always on the lookout for engineers testing power trains and running gear in the...

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BMW’s new M4 social video. App not included … yet.

The hot new BMW M4: personal touches cost extra, but the apps not real. Yet. "In my opinion . . ." he bad news for auto enthusiasts who love to tinker with a car’s engine is, it’s obvious that the golden age of hot rodding is coming to an end. The latest offerings from auto manufactures—such as this 2015 M4 from BMW—have become nearly impossible to...

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Lamborghini’s first hybrid vehicle, the Asterion

The new Asterion . . . bella macchina? "In my opinion . . ." ow . . . this new Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4—the name being a hybrid creature that's part bull and part man—hits all the right buttons for me. I say that, not because it's another rolling hybrid hypercar technology showcase. Being more of an old-school sports car enthusiast, where mere mortals can work on...

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BMW i8 and Louis Vuitton are the latest in fashionable driving

Exclusive luggage fits well with an exclusive BMW "In my opinion . . ." ouis Vuitton is creating an exclusive luggage for the BMWi8. The set includes  a business case, two travel bags and a garment bag. The luggage compliment the colors, cues, shape and ethos of the i8. There's nothing wrong with fitted luggage for cars. It's been done for a long time. Brand partnering is a...

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Aston Martin’s renewed partnership with John Lobb to produce a driver’s shoe.

How important are branded driver's shoes to automotive enthusiasts? "In my opinion . . ." ritish automaker Aston Martin is renewing its partnership with bespoke British shoemaker John Lobb to produce the second incarnation of the Winner Sport driving shoe meant to fortify bonds with brand loyalists. Retail price, $1,100. The Winner Sport MKII driving shoes feature traits treasured by both brands such as rows of twin...

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McLaren wants to distance its brand from its racing roots?

Recently, at the Luxury Retail Summit 2013 in New York, McLaren spoke at a conference and discussed their strategy to distance the brand a bit from its racing roots to appeal to a larger audience. I'm wondering if the reverse should be practiced by some brands. "In my opinion . . ." iven that I am a dyed-in-the-wool car enthusiast, raised around Ferrari, Aston Martin and...

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