Rides

  • 2017 Lexus RC F

    2017 Lexus RC F

    With a gaping grille that looks ready to chew and spit out twisty road, the 2017 Lexus RC F is a beautiful beast of a sports coupe that, thanks in part to its rear-wheel drive setup, is a ridiculously pleasurable ride poised to put the wind up the likes of the BMW 4 Series and Audi A5. The enormous grille isn’t just for show, behind it sits a mammoth 5-liter V8 engine good for 467-hp and a zero to sixty …cotinue reading

     
  • 2018 Volvo XC60

    2018 Volvo XC60

    The Swedes are rightly well celebrated for their sexy exports, and the 2018 Volvo XC60 can righty take its place among them. It’s been a near-decade-long wait since this majestic compact crossover has had a facelift, now sporting a sizeable grille, and Thor’s hammer headlamps backed by high-tech goodies like a Sensus Connect infotainment system with a 9.3-inch touchscreen.

     
  • Ducati Desert Sled

    Ducati Desert Sled

    Off-road ridin’ don’t come much cooler than on the Ducati Desert Sled, a scrambler that riffs–and roars–on the iconic bikes of the 1960s and ’70s. Since the introduction of the line in 2014, the firm’s offerings have been better and better, and it’ll be interesting to see where they go from this incarnation that sports an injected 803cc engine with 75-hp, LED lights, LCD instruments and even under-seat USB ports.

     
  • Indian Roadmaster Classic

    Indian Roadmaster Classic

    Americana 2.0 has arrived with a vengeance courtesy of the Indian Roadmaster Classic. This touring powerhouse has a distinctive vintage style with genuine leather saddlebags, fringe, and just enough chrome and ivory to turn heads. And then there are all the creature comforts you expect from a Roadmaster–Ride Command infotainment system, power windshield, and heated seats and grips.

     
  • 2018 Toyota C-HR

    2018 Toyota C-HR

    Toyota promises to entrench itself even further in the hearts and markets of the North American automotive industry with the release of the 2018 Toyota C-HR. The startlingly stylish subcompact SUV is up for grabs in two trim-lines: the XLE ($22,500) and the XLE Premium ($24,350). This offering actually started life as a concept under the Scion flag, while the name, C-HR, stands for Coupe High-Rider, riding on the firm’s signature Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) — and actually riding, …cotinue reading

     
  • 2018 Range Rover Velar

    2018 Range Rover Velar

    Land Rover recently introduced the newest addition to the Range Rover family. The Velar is a mid-size SUV to fill the open space between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport model. Touted as their most aerodynamic SUV design to date, it features smooth character lines, retractable door handles, LED light clusters, and a stunning leather-lined cabin with two large touchscreen display for climate control and infotainment. Power comes from your choice of three engines ranging from a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel with …cotinue reading

     
  • 2018 Lexus LC500

    2018 Lexus LC500

    News of a new Lexus doesn’t necessarily always get the heart racing, but this one has made us all feel positively faint at GearCulture HQ. The manufacturer has been threatening a treat like this for some time now since Akido Toyoda insisted Lexus will only make cars that are fun to drive, and finally, they’ve come through with the 2018 Lexus LC500. So we packed our bags and hopped on a plane to Kona, Hawaii to test drive their newest flagship coupe.  …cotinue reading

     
  • Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine

    Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine

    Styled after a second world war British special forces project, the stunning Ortega Mk. 1C Personal Submarine affords the everyman–well, those who can afford it–the opportunity to go deeper for longer into the magical underwater world of our seas. A pair of 10KWh electric thrusters will propel up to three passengers up to depths of 310 feet at nine knots. Range is good for 80 nautical miles.