Here are five supercharged car stories from the last five years that stand out for the extraordinary experiences that went along with them. We hope you enjoy reading them and looking at the photos. But above all, we hope you can hear those engines roaring.
For many, the Porsche 911 is the pinnacle of sportscars, a perfect blend of sophisticated design, superior functionality, and sensational performance. All Porsche Design timepieces of recent years can be distinguished by their decidedly minimalist design, inspired from the world of motor racing and, not surprisingly, the iconic Porsche 911. Here comes Porsche Design’s 911 Chronograph Timeless Machine Limited Edition in honor of the latest iteration of the 911: the 911 Carrera 4S (992).
It’s a rare event when the stars align, rarer still when they align to create what may well become a truly iconic chronograph. In fact, the Singer Reimagined Track 1 may already be truly iconic: it certainly has both the pedigree and the style. And more importantly for a horological icon, the Track 1 looks like it’s been around since the 1970s.
There’s a big overlap between the populations of watch and car enthusiasts, so it should come as no surprise that some of GaryG’s watch (and car) buddies leapt at the chance to attend the annual Singer Reimagined Monterey event this year and then took advantage of being in the area to sample other events over the weekend as well.
“Concept car” is one of the most dreaded terms among the car fans, however 70 years after the very first 356 Roadster hit the road on June 8, 1948 Porsche has now launched the new 911 Speedster Concept. Martin Green takes a look to see if there’s anything to get excited about.
Quill & Pad’s editor-in-chief, Elizabeth Doerr, and resident gentleman, Martin Green, spontaneously decided to take a small road trip to test out some watches for a day and do a little sightseeing. They chose Cologne, Germany, and took two automobile-themed watches with them: the Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Edition and the Nomos Glashütte Autobahn. Join them for this fun cruise down the highway!
Beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder, but Martin Green thinks that even parked the new BMW 8 Series has a fighting stance. You can see the raw power and immediately know this is not an ordinary BMW.
The Mille Miglia has become part of Chopard’s DNA – to such an extent that the event has not only become one of the nominal pillars of the brand’s collection but an icon in its own right. The Chopard Mille Miglia is one of those chronographs that has obtained a prominent position in its market, with an appeal going far beyond being associated with a high-profile event.
Thanks to a recently implemented product strategy for road cars, McLaren has begun making them much more accessible for normal street driving. And the 570s is one of these: a McLaren for non-professional lovers of great cars. Go on a test drive with Elizabeth right here!
While it’s easy to imagine that the new Cullinan is Rolls-Royce’s very first SUV, the brand was already making stupendously luxurious cars capable of driving through incredibly difficult terrain over a hundred years ago. But the new Cullinan is still something quite special.