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Hotness is a Topless Aston Martin DBS Volante

Little road, big car: The Aston Martin DBS Volante in all its glory

Little road, big car: The Aston Martin DBS Volante in all its glory

Sept. 3 (Bloomberg) — We all have dream lists. There are many versions, from the celebrities you’d like to sleep with, to the stocks you wish you’d bought 20 years ago. (Best of luck on either of those.)

List mania afflicts car nuts particularly. I try to keep my dream garage limited to five often-changing picks, from a Land Rover Defender 90 for off-road adventures to a vintage Porsche 911 Turbo for Sunday drives. I’d need something solely for the racetrack like a Ferrari 430 Scuderia and maybe a luxury people- hauler such as a BMW 750Li or an Audi S8.

Which leaves one space for a flashy, super-sexy sports car, meant to snap heads at stoplights whether you’re moving or not.

I’ve got a soft spot for Aston Martins and last November when I reviewed the $270,000, 510-horsepower, sex-on-wheels DBS, my imaginary stable was complete.

But what dreams may come. Continue reading…

Driving The World’s Most Expensive Car (Behind the Scenes)

Nosing Around: The Bugatti Grand Sport is unusual even in the Hamptons

Nosing Around: The Bugatti Grand Sport is unusual even in the Hamptons

What would you do with a cool $2 million? Say you hit the Pick 11 lottery, a long-lost mob-connected uncle croaks, or you found Microsoft stock lining a cardboard box holding ugly dishes in a garage sale.

Seriously, it’s kind of a magic figure, right? Not enough to set you up for life, perhaps, but enough to comfortably cushion just off the interest. Continue reading…

Tooling Around (And Not Totaling) the World’s Most Expensive Car

Local: $2.1-million Bugatti Grand Sport in East Hampton

Local: $2.1-million Bugatti Grand Sport in East Hampton

Aug. 6 (Bloomberg) — It’s the ultimate test in self- confidence. You’re refueling Bugatti’s new convertible at a gas station in the Hamptons and the normally gawk-proof locals have gathered around, gawking. One man finally asks The Question.

“How much IS this car, anyway?”

Sliding back into the fine-leather cocoon of your open-top roadster, you fire up the 16-cylinder, 1,001-horsepower engine positioned behind your head.

“Two million, give or take.” {TO READ ON BLOOMBERG} [Read my BEHIND THE SCENES BLOG on it.] Continue reading…

Master of the Class: BMW’s 3 Series Convertible

une 5 (Bloomberg) — It’s a brilliant spring day, and I’m slipstreaming BMW’s latest 3 Series up a squiggly road into the low mountains, the automotive equivalent of a salmon charging upstream. I love the outdoors, and it feels like a homecoming: After all those winter months, the sun is finally kissing my face. Continue reading…