Interview: Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini’s Head of Design

We discuss balancing fandom and being responsible for creating the future of a truly iconic brand

Mitja Borkert has his work cut out for him. The young East German designer has been charged with envisioning the future of Lamborghini, one of the most visually iconic brands on the planet. If you utter the word supercar, it’s quite likely a raging bull will spring to mind. Cars like the Miura, Countach and Diablo have not only shaped the concept of what a …

Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz G550 is an Uncompromised Reinvention of a Cult Classic

Putting the all-new G-Wagen through the paces in the SoCal desert

“Make sure all of your change is out of your pocket because it will be, eventually,” Matt Bowerman, product manager for Mercedes-Benz’s classic off-roader, the G-Class, says right before we pile in to drive three hours from San Diego to Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area in Borrego Springs, California. “It’s like a flying brick,” he adds regarding the vehicle’s boxy form and incredible performance. …

Notes: Sunrise to Sunset GT

The first time behind the wheel of a McLaren is a euphoric adventure

West Hollywood’s Sunset GT is an ambitious gathering of ludicrous machinery in the heart of a town where ludicrous is the name of the game. Every second Sunday morning (from 9AM to 11AM), Sunset Plaza is full of supercars, hypercars, classics and more—and too many auto enthusiasts to count. I’ve been to countless car meet-ups, but today would be different. Rolling over and checking the time, …