Monterey Car Week 2018: Concept and Production Cars

Outlandish or sensible, futuristic or utilitarian, some of the most impressive new vehicles on show

Follow the money. It’s an apt phrase these days, but here we mean something different. Carmakers long ago learned that one of the most highly regarded car shows in the world isn’t in some stale-aired convention center, but in the sun and fog of Monterey, California. From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, to rallies and auctions, Monterey Car Week is a seven-day …

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) …

Lego’s Replica of James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5

Including both a working ejector seat and also hidden machine guns, Lego’s 1,290-piece 1964 Aston Martin DB5 contains many surprises. The real-life car—driven by Sean Connery’s James Bond in “Goldfinger”—has curves that Lego couldn’t quite match, but every detail inside hits the mark. It’s an exciting replica, and when it goes on sale in August (for $150), there will be guaranteed demand. Read more at …