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. …

Test Drive: 2018 Maserati Levante

We put the luxury SUV to the test in the desert of the UAE

Until a couple of years ago, crossing the Sharjah desert in a Maserati would have been impossible. But in the Italian sportscar maker’s new sport utility vehicle, it’s both possible and pleasing. Maserati’s first-ever SUV, the Levante, went on sale in 2016 and quickly rose to the top of the brand’s stable, outperforming the Quattroporte and Ghibli in annual sales. Yet Maserati continues to tweak …

Chasing Mike Horn Through Namibia

We spent five days with the famed explorer

Adventurer and environmentalist, Mike Horn has circumnavigated the globe along the equator without the use of motors, he’s summited multiple Himalayan peaks without supplemental oxygen and he’s trekked the Arctic Circle for 27 consecutive months, covering 40,000 kilometers—among other things. Given his drive and perspective, it’s no surprise that he’s also a motivational speaker and television show personality. Next month he will walk across the …