Test Drive: Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

The British carmaker's new vehicle is powerful, comfortable, eye-catching and a joy to drive

by Andrew Maness It takes all of a few seconds for the newest member of the Aston Martin family to take you on a journey. But long story made short: it begins with “Good God, that’s ridiculously quick” and “I love you, let’s run away together” is where it ends. The best Astons have always been evocative machines, but the DBS Superleggera (available this fall) …

Test Drive: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

Cruising in the revamped SUV through British Columbia

The Ford Explorer has been the best-selling SUV in America for 25 years, and in order to keep that title, the brand has given the model a refresh. For 2016, the cars come with new sheetmetal from the A-pillar forward, a remodeled back-end, updated interior, a new engine, new standard and optional features, plus upgraded safety. The Ford Motor Company has also just released an …

Test Drive: 2016 Audi TT

The brand's compact sprinter gets an impressive update

Recently, on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, we were lucky enough to test drive Audi‘s latest iteration of their miniature masterpiece. The 2016 Audi TT redesign goes beyond form and has been endowed with significant updates in technology. Derived from the same platform originally developed for the VW Golf Mach 1, it can be configured as FWD or AWD and uses a front-mounted transverse engine. …

Off Piste: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

A 600-mile labyrinth of towering limestone in Madagascar's otherworldly forest

by Kelly Phillips Badal The amount of Jurassic-era limestone rising above the trees of western Madagascar’s Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park—hundreds of miles worth of jagged rock—gives the landscape the look of a formidable fortress. Lofty spires, twisted pinnacles and narrow ridges of razor-sharp stones reach up to 150 feet in the air, with deep crevices and caves interlaid within. The world’s largest stone forest …

Interview: Moi Torrallardona

We talk to the off-road veteran who took Land Rover across the harshest desert in the world

We recently had the incredibly exciting opportunity to join Land Rover on their latest Driven Challenge; a time-crunching race across the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia—one of the harshest environments on the planet. Land Rover’s aim was to prove that the production model of their Sport SUV could handle the most extreme conditions and make record time across this vast desert. To do so, the …