American Business

Neiman Marcus elevates the Ford Mustang to Hellcat status with a 700-hp limited-edition

October 9, 2015

Every fall, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus caters to well-heeled gearheads by including an exclusive limited-edition car in its Christmas Book. This year’s model is a hot-rodded version of the Ford Mustang GT Convertible that promises to deliver supercar-like performance. Power for Neiman Marcus’ custom-built pony car comes from a Mustang GT-sourced 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers...
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Bentley pits car against train in 300-mile desert race

October 7, 2015

Long before Top Gear made it a staple of television, Bentley arranged a race between a car and a train to prove the mettle of its products. In 1930, Le Mans winner Captain Woolf Bamato raced the luxurious “Blue Train” from Cannes to Calais, and Bentley later commissioned a special model to commemorate the feat....
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Honda’s “Baby NSX” will arrive in 2018 with a 1.5-liter turbocharged hybrid powertrain

October 5, 2015

Auto Express is reporting that the rumored “baby NSX” is very much a real, planned product with a delivery date scheduled for 2018. Sources close to Honda say it will be powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (likely the same one as the 2016 Civic) paired with electric motors like its NSX sibling. The...
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This man-made private island has a penthouse, helipad, and shark-feeding station

October 3, 2015

For about $ 40,000, you can purchase a private island in Maine. Of course, barring any natural phenomenon, you and your piece of land will remain residents of the Pine Tree State, because islands are pretty stationary … unless they’re man-made and mobile. Submarine company Migaloo will custom-make you a private island with ridiculous...
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Want to roll like The Donald? Trump’s 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster is for sale

October 1, 2015

Donald Trump is not someone we typically associate with good taste, but when it comes to cars, the man knows how to pick ‘em. In 1996, the longtime CEO of The Trump Organization and current Republican presidential candidate purchased one of the few vehicles that can match his own penchant for subtlety and restraint —...
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