2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost

The luxury automaker's latest iteration keeps meticulous details at its core

Launched in 2009 as a slightly smaller luxury model within the Rolls-Royce line-up, the Ghost is positioned below the flagship Phantom. It rocketed the marque—known for opulence and magnificence—to “verticalized success,” as Rolls-Royce set its sights on a different buyer. “This bold new generation of Rolls-Royce customer seeks a motor car with a silent assurance—a cosseting, super-premium environment in which to conduct business and augment …

Elliot Scheiner and the ELS Surround Premium Audio System

The award-winning music producer lends his impeccable ear to Acura for studio-grade sound on four wheels

“Audio’s been my life for over 40 years. I have always been passionate about what music should sound like,” explains renowned music producer Elliot Scheiner. The recipient of 25 Grammy nominations (with seven wins) and four Emmy nominations (with two wins), as well as an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music and an honor from the Japan Audio Society, Scheiner is considered a …

Test Drive: 2015 Lexus NX

This svelte new vehicle gets a beastly snout and moves with turbo or hybrid power

“It’s the next wave of luxury inspired by passion,” says Lexus’ Takeaki Kato, chief engineer of the all-new NX. Hallmarked by a gargantuan grille, the crossover was evidently designed not only to be safe, smart and eco-friendly, but also distinctive. Lexus had young, city-dwellers in mind when creating the NX, which arrives in two distinct versions: a NX 200t, with Lexus’s first ever turbo-charged gasoline …