Moto Guzzi V7 Racer

The throwback cafe racer turns heads and nails the curves along Mulholland

by Matt Spangler You know the feeling of finding the perfect suit? Any outfit that makes you more confident in everything you do—your steps a little crisper, your handshake a little firmer—is the kind of “feels good, looks good and you know it” experience I had riding the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer over the course of a late-September L.A. weekend. The V7 Racer is a …

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Our top-down road test in one of the best-looking, best-performing cars available

When Mercedes introduced the SLS in 2009, the Gullwing coupe dropped jaws and turned heads with its retro inspiration and powerful guts. The move also firmly staked its claim toward the future expression of the brand. Designed at the same time but only now available, the SLS Roadster brings the thrill of a convertible to this already near-perfect driver’s car—along with a few new additions. …

Test Drive: Aston Martin Vantage S

The British luxury sportscar maker's "power suit" answer to the muscle car

Recently announced at Geneva, the Aston Martin Vantage S is the newest incarnation of the luxury automaker’s smaller, welterweight sports car, falling in between the base V8 and the V12. With the letter “S” indicating everything from a totally reworked, sublime driving experience to a couple bits of carbon and an oversized spoiler, we were curious to find out how Aston defined this upgrade. We …