FROM SUVs TO SUPER COUPES, HYBRIDS TO HYPERCARS, THE FINEST EXPRESSION OF SOME OF THE WORLD’S LEADING VEHICLE MAKERS EDITED
EDITED BY MATT SCANLON
BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE
“We have been building luxury grand tourers since the company was founded in 1919,” said Adrian Hallmark, chairman and chief executive of Bentley Motors, “but the extraordinary breadth of capabilities offered by the new Continental GT is unique and can only be offered by our noble British brand.” The all new GT, designed, engineered, and handcrafted in Britain, packs a 6 liter W12 engine hitched to a dual clutch and eight speed transmission, producing 626 horsepower and an incredible 664 lb. ft. of torque. The performance result is a 3.7 second 0 60 time and a top speed of 207 mph. But if you think this a hair on fire experience, be comforted by…everything else, including a newly designed neck warmer integrated into the 20 way adjustable heated seats, sustainably sourced interior veneers (such as Koa and Dark Fiddle back Eucalyptus, with over 10 square yards of wood used in each car), and new roof insulating materials and operating mechanisms, combined with sealing system improvements and acoustic treatments.
$236,000 Bentley Edison / 808 US Route 1, Edison, NJ / 855.325.1140 / edisonbentley.com
BREITLING FOR BENTLEY B05 UNITIME
PAIRING TWO OF THE MOST WELL RESPECTED NAMES IN THE WORLD OF LUXURY LIFESTYLE, THE B05 WAS DESIGNED “FOR THOSE WHO VIEW TRAVEL AS AN ART OF LIVING.” PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM // WilliamBarthman.com // GeraldPetersinc.com
AUDI RS 5 SPORTBACK
The latest model in Audi’s successful Sport family, and with fetching five door coupe design and remarkably spirited performance (including track worthy driving dynamics), this Sport back just arrived at the end of last year and offers a balance of high design, SUV like cargo and passenger capacity, and German spirit. Its 2.9 liter TFSI V6 bi turbo engine pumps out 444 horsepower good for a 0 to 60 sprint in 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (or 174 mph with the optional Dynamic plus package). The exterior picks up on distinctive details from motorsport past (such as Audi’s 90 Quattro IMSA GTO), including a wave design shoulder line and the fared box fenders. Interior refinements are highlighted by Audi signature wing design wrap around dashboard (and virtual cockpit), comfy but supportive S sport seats with RS embossing, a that bottomed and perforated leather RS sport steering wheel and gear shift, and stainless steel pedals. $74,200 Audi Bridgewater / 701 US Highway 202/206, Bridgewater, NJ / 866.466.6235 / audibridgewater.com // audibrooklyn.com
THE OPTIONAL NAVIGATION PLUS WITH MMI SCREEN
Touch response system includes the hardware module Audi connect, which connects the new coupe to the Internet via LTE
SPORTBACK SPECIFIC BODY TREATMENTS
Include a wide and flat single frame grille, large honeycomb air intakes, and a matte “alu optic” front spoiler with Quattro script, matte exterior mirror housings, and high gloss black side sills.
THE HOST OF DRIVER ASSISTANCE FEATURES
Includes rear cross traffic alerts, as well as available adaptive cruise control with stop and go and traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, Audi active lane assist, high beam assistant, and park steering assist.
FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD CAMOUFLAGE MEN’S WATCH
PART OF THE ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED VANGUARD COLLECTION, THIS CAMO STYLED WATCH HAS A UNIQUE AND SPORTY AESTHETIC. AN INTEGRATED STRAP MAINTAINS ITS CURVY SILHOUETTE.
PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM
United States debuted at 1989’s Chicago Auto Show, the NSX featured lines inspired by the body contours of the F 16 fighter jet. Its name an acronym of “New”, “Sportscar,” and “eXperimental,” it was nothing less than industrial channeled adolescent fantasy. Production halted in 2005, but we never forgot, and pined for a chance to have Ferrrari like performance at an appreciably reduced cost. Reappearing in 2016, the new mid engined model is larger than any of its predecessors and 600 pounds heavier than the original, off set by considerable application of carbon fiber and aluminum. At a glance the air scoops may seem a bit of an overstatement, but rest assured that the no fewer than 10 air cooled heat exchangers are indispensable for managing the twin turbo V6 engine, three supplemental direct drive electric motors, and 9 speed dual clutch transmission (0 to 60 happens in a mind altering 3.1 seconds). New for 2019 tweaks include gloss black exterior trim, revised logic for the adaptive suspension, and stiffer anti roll bars. Glorious, zany, blissfully impractical fun. $159,000
Precision Acura of Princeton / 3001 US 1, Lawrenceville, NJ / 877.872.0338 / precisionacura.com
A 7 INCH TOUCHSCREEN INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED
Navigation (sourced from from Acura models) is standard joined to a nine speaker ELS Studio stereo.
CARBON CERAMIC BRAKES
Though pricey to engineer, are utterly logical when one factors in that, according to Acura, the ASX is capable of a 191 mph top speed.
IN WHAT MAKES FOR A NOVEL PRESENTATION
Of an all-wheel drive system, the V6 and one electric motor work in tandem to power the rear wheels. Two more electric motors drive the front wheels. Total horsepower is 573.
ZENITH DEFY ZERO G SWIZZ BEATS
A PARTNERSHIP WITH MUSICIAN/PRODUCER AND FASHION AFICIONADO SWIZZ BEATS PRODUCED THIS GYROSCOPIC MASTERPIECE BY ZENITH, FEATURING A “SKELETONIZED” DIAL AND ORANGE ALLIGATOR LEATHER STRAP.
FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350
In 2016, the GT350 was described by Ford performance head Dave Pericak as “the best handling Mustang of all time,” adding that no less than 90 percent of it was new. The subsequent years have seen modest exterior changes to the four seater, but 2019 brought noticeable performance improvements in aerodynamics, chassis stiffness, and new tire enhanced grip. The 5.2 liter that plane crank V8, producing 526 horsepower (paired to a Tremec six speed manual tranny) remains. Last year’s 0 60 time was 4.1 seconds (2019 figures were unavailable at time of press). A cabin particulate air filter, dual zone electronic automatic temperature control, and rear view camera are among the standard features, but emphasis is decidedly upon performance over plushness, evidenced by Recaro Miko sport seats with dark slate accents. New owners also get a complimentary enrollment in Ford’s high performance driving school to help them adapt to and take advantage of this year’s improvements. $59,140 Quality Auto Mall / 55 Route 17 North, Rutherford, NJ 855.269.6464 / qualityautomall.com
AMONG NEW OR TWEAKED 2019 EXTERIOR FEATURES
Are a pedestal rear spoiler, HID headlights (with LED Signature Lighting), hood vents, and LED sequential taillights.
THE GT350’S PERSONAL SAFETY SYSTEM
For driver and front passenger includes dual front air bags, a driver’s knee airbag, Safety Canopy side curtain airbags, and Ford’s SOS Post Crash Alert System.
FIFTEEN INCH REAR BRAKE ROTORS
(With 4 piston Brembo calipers) are paired with 15.5 inch front rotors with 6 piston calipers.
OMEGA SEAMASTER AQUA TERRA
THIS LIMITED EDITION 2018 OLYMPICSINSPIRED OMEGA INCORPORATES THE FIVE COLORS OF THE OLYMPIC RINGS ON ITS DIAL, AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAYS “PYEONGCHANG 2018” ON THE MINUTE TRACK. $6,950, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM
Twenty years ago, the Escalade established itself as a benchmark among luxury SUVs, and has been a standout in the category since. The 17 foot base model is commodious, to be sure, but there’s also an extended length Escalade ESV model available, too (featuring a 14 inch longer wheelbase and 20 inches of greater overall length), along with a black accented Sport Edition. Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trims can be selected for all three, and they share a 6.2 liter V8 engine rated at 420 hp and 460 lb. ft. of torque, hitched to a 10 speed automatic transmission together producing a remarkable 0 to 60 time of less than six seconds. New exterior colors include Shadow Metallic and Manhattan Noir Metallic. The Escalade also features the latest Cadillac User Experience system with intuitive, smartphone like functionality highlighted by a 12.3 inch (diagonal) instrument cluster display with high resolution digital driver and a Bose Center point audio system featuring 16 speakers. $76,490
Gold Coast Cadillac / 2123 NJ 35, Oakhurst, NJ / 732.348.5681 / goldcoastcadillac.com
THE WIDE RANGING SAFETY
System airbags include front mounted for driver and passenger, seat mounted side impact for driver and front outboard passenger, driver inboard seat mounted, and head curtain for all rows in outboard seating positions.
MULTI ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL
Comes standard, as do heated and cooled front seats and heated second row bucket seats.
THE DRIVER ASSIST PACKAGE
Is standard on Premium Luxury and Platinum models, and includes adaptive cruise control, automatic seat belt tightening, forward and reverse automatic braking, and electric park brake application.
RAYMOND WEIL FREELANCER MEN’S GIBSON LES PAUL
A COLLABORATION WITH GIBSON YIELDED THIS STUNNING 43.5MM LIMITED EDITION TIMEPIECE ITS DESIGN INSPIRED BY A WORLD FAMOUS GUITAR AFFECTIONATELY REFERRED TO AS “BLACK BEAUTY.”
PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, NEVESJEWELERS.COM
JAGUAR F TYPE
Jaguar is broadening the appeal of its F TYPE with the introduction of a four cylinder Ingenium engine. The F family now spans from the entry level four cylinder model to the 200mph V8 F TYPE SVR. The Ingenium equipped version accelerates from 0 to 60 in a quick 5.4 seconds, and tops out at 155mph. The turbocharged engine’s high torque, together with an eight speed Quick shift transmission, delivers rapid but fluid response throughout the rev range. ( The Ingenium is also the most powerful four cylinder ever offered in a production Jaguar). The sport exhaust, meanwhile, growls from a gentle and seat pleasing rumble and builds to a race car inspired crescendo. is year’s enhanced suite of driver assistance systems (with data sourced in part from a forward facing stereo camera) includes autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning as standard, along with optional lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive speed limiter, and driver condition monitor. $60,700
Ray Catena Jaguar of Edison / 920 Route 1 North, Edison, NJ / 732.205.9000 / raycatenajaguarofedison.com
Standard on the F TYPE R and SVR, adds personalization, with choices like Phosphor Blue, Pale Blue, White, Coral, or Red to suit varying moods. There’s also an option to have vibrant red illumination on the door grab handles, center console, and instrument cluster.
TWO LARGE ANALOG DIALS
Are a blessed throwback to classic sports car instrumentation—simple, clear and easy to read. The steering wheel incorporates key functions for ease of control. On automatic models, gear selector paddles mounted behind the spokes let you select gears sequentially with fingertips without taking your hands from the wheel.
A WEIGHT REDUCTION
Of 115 pounds versus previous F iterations, along with chassis tuning, means greater agility and improved efficiency for this year’s model.
ULYSSE NARDIN FREAK VISION 2505 250LE
A TRULY MOLD BREAKING AND AVANT GARDE DESIGN, BUT ALSO ONE THAT INCORPORATES ALL OF THE INNOVATIONS WE ARE USED TO SEEING FROM NARDIN, INCLUDING STABILIZING MICRO BLADES AND A REMARKABLY THIN CASING.
PORSCHE 911 CARRERA S
We caught our first glimpse of the new 911 at December’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The eighth generation of the legendary coupe (model year 2020) brings a design, according to Porsche AG CEO Oliver Blume, “that is even more powerful, even more emotional, and even more efficient than its predecessor and also offers extensive digital features. In spite of all the innovations, the 911 is still what it has always been, a pure sports car and the pulsing heart of Porsche: our icon.” In terms of body styling, there is subtly enhanced muscularity at play, the new model wider, more visually assertive, and more advanced aerodynamically with a rear dominated by a significantly wider, variable position spoiler and a seamless and lovely light bar. The interior is distinctive, with clear, straight lines and recessed instruments defining the dashboard (with 911 models from the 1970s providing the inspiration). The next generation of twin turbocharged That six engines is more powerful than before, offering 443 horsepower in the S models, optimized by an improved injection process as well as a new layout for the turbochargers and air cooling system. The engine is mated to a new eight speed PDK (Porsche Doppelkupplung) dual clutch transmission (a manual will be available later). Top track speeds are now 191 mph (Carrera S) and 190 mph for the Carrera 4S all wheel drive version. Dealer availability starts in mid-summer, and the Carrera S starts at $113,300.
Ray Catena Porsche / 920 U.S. Highway 1, Edison, NJ / 732.205.9000 / ray catena.porschedealer.com
THE PORSCHE CONNECT PLUS SYSTEM
Offers traffic information based on swarm data. A camera based warning and brake assist detects other vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. It will initiate emergency braking when necessary
HORSEPOWER ON NEW S MODELS
Almost matches the prior year’s GTS figures, thanks in part to larger turbochargers, along with a reconfigured intercooling system.
IN PORSCHE’S NEW WET MODE
Sensors embedded in the wheel wells detect rain and work to determine the severity of road conditions. A warning prompts the driver to switch to a different weather mode, but some stability and traction parameters are adjusted automatically
TAG HEUER CARRERA CALIBRE HEUER 01
THIS SWISS MADE CLASSIC SPORTS A GREY PHANTOM TITANIUM CASE AND STEEL STRAP. INSPIRED BY MOTOR RACING, IT IS BOTH SCRATCH AND WATER RESISTANT.
$6,550, GARYMICHAELSFINEJEWELRY.COM // geraldpetersinc.com // tivolijewelers.com
Not content with merely indicating 0 to 60 miles per hour times, Ferrari, in unveiling its hard top convertible Porto no (a faster and, to us, even more attractive replacement for the California T), offered instead that the 2+2 coupe, with back seat legroom increased by two inches and powered by a new V8, was capable of leaping to 125 mph in 10.4 seconds. It combines the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy trunk, and generous cockpit space. For the first time on this model, Ferrari combines electric power steering, its third generation electronic differential, and latest electronic suspension control system. It’s not the fastest car in the Maranello based maker’s lineup, but it combines predatory prowess and medium speed fun like simply none of its siblings. $211,000
Ferrari of Central New Jersey / 816 US 1, Edison, NJ / 866.328.4926 / ferrariofcentralnj.com
DESIGNED UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF AUTO
Style guru Adrian Griffiths, The new model was inspired, he said, by Ferrari’s legendary Daytona coupe (1968 to 1973). That heritage is plain to see in a roofline that sweeps back to the trunk and tail in an unbroken and graceful line.
THE 3.9 LITER TWIN TURBO FLAT PLANE CRANK V8
Has been upgraded over the California’s T’s to kick out 591 horsepower, an increase of 38 ponies, and with improved throttle response, too.
THE PORTOFINO TAKES THE LINEUP
Slot of the California, which was the bestselling Ferrari ever one that transformed the maker’s buyer base (some 70 percent of Californias were and are owned by people who had never owned a Ferrari before, according to its Media Manager Nicola Boari). Market research for the Portofino, then, was the maker’s most comprehensive ever.
HUBLOT TECHFRAME FERRARI TOURBILLON CHRONO 45MM
IN CONTINUATION OF THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH FERRARI, HUBLOT PRESENTS ITS LATEST TIMEPIECE IN LUXURIOUS KING GOLD AND WITH A SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASING.
$158,000, THETIMEPIECECOLLECTION.COM // williambarthman.com
The production counterpart of the BMW M8 GTE, which competed in last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the all new M8 was designed using racing DNA, including a low canter of gravity, balanced weight distribution, lightweight construction using aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber reinforced plastic, and an aerodynamically optimized and virtually lift free body. Its lovely silhouette is a mash up of aggression and swoopiness flowing lines, low slung body, long hood, heavily tapered glass, a powerful shoulder line, and distinctive “double bubble” roof contouring. Its new generation of the M Performance Twin Power Turbo V8 engine (530 hp) combines dynamic power with that transcendent eight cylinder engine sound. New twin scroll turbochargers help launch the M8 from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and produce a top speed of 155 mph. BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional features a fully digital instrument cluster and 10.25 inch display. The maker’s latest version of its heads up display has a 16% larger projection surface, optimized 3D graphics, and additional display content. Circle BMW / 500 Rt. 36 East, Eatontown, NJ / 888.553.3958 / circlebmw.com
REDESIGNED SPORTS SEATS FEATURE
Vernasca leather trim as standard. The two rear seats also have a low position, rendering headrests unnecessary. Leather trim is also standard for the instrument panel and door shoulders.
DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
Include active cruise control with stop and go function, steering and lane control assistant, lane change and lane departure warning, side collision protection, evasion aid, distance information, and crossing traffic warning.
BMW Connected Drive
Offers connectivity with digital devices via a “personal mobility assistant.” BMW Digital Key permits access to the vehicle (including engine start) by smartphone.
AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SELF WINDING CHRONOGRAPH
ELEGANT AND SOPHISTICATED, THIS 42MM CHRONO BOASTS A 50 HOUR POWER RESERVE AND NO LESS THAN 365 INDIVIDUAL MOVING PARTS. ITS SELF WINDING MECHANISM IS POWERED BY NATURAL MOVEMENTS OF THE WRIST.
RANGE ROVER AUTOBIOGRAPHY
The original luxury SUV has defined the market since 1970, and the Autobiography Long Wheelbase, seen here (available in standard length version as well), is Range Rover’s flagship, with a 5 liter, 518 horsepower supercharged V8 to provide plenty of oomph. Inside, and amidst its 7.3 inches of additional rear legroom, there is Executive Class Seating (featuring Semi Aniline Leather) and a 12 inch high resolution Interactive Driver Display that includes dual dial, single dial and extended mode views. Other frequently used features including phone, navigation, and media settings can also be managed using this cluster, and there is provision for up to eight 4G Wi Fi connections. $148,595
Land Rover Edison / 920 Route 1, Edison, NJ / 732.205.9000 / landroveredison.com
Signature Surround Sound System features an arrangement of 29 front, side, and rear speakers, including a dual channel subwoofer.
NEW DRIVER ASSIST FEATURES INCLUDE
A rear camera, lane departure warning and emergency braking, front and rear park distance control, cruise control, and speed limiter.
DRIVE DE CARTIER WATCH
FEATURING A UNIQUE DAY/NIGHT INDICATOR, SECOND TIME ZONE DISPLAY, AND A CUSHION SHAPED CASE THAT DEFINES THE “DRIVE DE CARTIER” COLLECTION.
$8,750, GARYMICHAELSFINEJEWELRY.COM // WilliamBarthman.com
ROLLS ROYCE CULLINAN
Named after the largest gem quality rough diamond ever discovered (which weighed 3,106.75 carats), the new model Cullinan was named “Prestigious Luxury SUV of the Year” at the 2018 Arab Wheels Awards ceremony. One of the most anticipated models in Rolls Royce’s 114 year history, its first ever SUV, unveiled in May, is company described as an “all terrain, high bodied vehicle that makes the idea of authentic, luxury o road travel a reality for the first time.” Its “three box” layout features a rear partition wall that creates a distinct environment for passengers, one that’s also separated from the luggage compartment. Sitting on the maker’s “Architecture of Luxury” chassis platform, the 5,864 pound Cullinan packs a 6.75 liter twin turbo V12 engine that delivers 563 horsepower and a stunning 627 lb. ft. of torque to an all wheel drive and all wheel steer system, producing a top speed of 155 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 time of 6.7 seconds. It’s aimed at a younger and more adventurous crowd, who can finesse off road settings for rough track, gravel, wet grass, mud, snow, or sand. Tech equipment includes night vision and vision assist (including day and nighttime wildlife and pedestrian warnings), an Alertness Assistant (a four camera system with panoramic view, all round visibility, and helicopter view), active cruise control, and collision warning.
Paul Miller Rolls Royce / 250 U.S. Highway 46 West, Parsippany, NJ / 855.637.9339 / paulmillerrollsroyce.com
THE REAR PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
Offers either Lounge or Individual Seat formats; the first, with space for three passengers in the rear, will be more attractive for families (its seats also fold down, another Rolls first). The latter’s seats, adjustable in a number of vectors, are separated by a center console incorporating a cocktail cabinet with whiskey glasses, decanter, champagne flutes, and refrigerator.
MAKING MILLIONS OF CALCULATIONS
Per second, the self-leveling air suspension cushions against tougher surfaces and proactively adjusts to acceleration, steering cues, and camera data.
A PRESS OF A BUTTON PRODUCES
Off road capability, in which all wheel drive engages, suspension raises 40mm, and brake and acceleration responses adapt for greater control and comfort.
ROLEX DATEJUST 41
ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC TIMEPIECES ON THE MARKET, THE 41MM DATEJUST IS ENCASED IN SOLID WHITE GOLD AND FEATURES A DARK RHODIUM DIAL AS WELL AS CLASSIC JUBILEE BRACELET.
$9,450, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM // WilliamBarthman.com // GeraldPetersInc.com
MASERATI LEVANTE GTS
Maserati chose last year’s 25th Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom (arguably the most prestigious car culture event in the world) for the premiere of the all new 550 horsepower Levante GTS a V8 SUV that is the sibling to the 590 horsepower Levante Trofeo. On board is a 3.8 liter twin turbocharged V8 (one of the most powerful engines ever in a Maserati), mated to the maker’s Q4 Intelligent All Wheel Drive System (as with all Maserati gas engines, it is assembled by Ferrari in Maranello, Italy). Results are near supercar class: a 4 second 0 to 60 time and a top speed of 181 mph. e GTS has adopted a new styling theme, too, one which focuses on the lower front fascia and the rear bumper, the results sporty yet sophisticated. Interior designers created a likewise distinctive environment for the cabin, which presents perforated leather seats (Pieno Fiore leather is optional), an Alcantara headliner, model unique instrument cluster graphics, and a 14 speaker Harman Kardon audio system. MTC+ infotainment hardware has been enhanced with updated display graphics and improved climate control system ergonomics. $119,980
Maserati of Central New Jersey / 816 US 1, Edison, NJ / 855.648.6920 / maseratiofcentralnj.com
WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE GTS
Maserati now offers the Levante in four versions for North America, two featuring the 3 liter twin turbocharged V6 and two featuring the new Ferrari assembled 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 (the latter pair among the most powerful SUVs ever built).
THE GTS IS ALSO EQUIPPED WITH THE EIGHT
Speed ZF automatic gearbox, acclaimed for its performance and smoothness. The driver has the option to use it in either automatic or manual mode by shifting the lever from right to left.
Have also been refreshed for 2019 a choice among eleven for Levante models. Two new tri coat colors are now available: the iconic Rosso Potente and the deep, dark Blu Nobile.
FRANCK MULLER VANGUARD TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER SKELETON
A SHOWCASE WATCH FOR THOSE WITH THE MOST DISCERNING TASTES, THIS ONE OF A KIND CREATION SPORTS A UNIQUE SKELETON DESIGN AND A MINUTE REPEATER.
PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM
This two up wonder of engineering sets standards for touring with Indian’s most extensive package of amenities including three ride modes (Tour, Standard, and Sport) for customized performance, plus Rear Cylinder Deactivation and redesigned lowers for a more comfortable ride. Power comes from a under Stroke 111 engine that produces 119 lb. ft. of torque for considerable power at low RPM and a smooth ride at (just about) any speed. Car like driver tech features include turn by turn navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and a vehicle information display. The plush two up leather seat (with independent heat controls for passenger and driver) and heated grips provide long distance comfort in a range of atmospheric conditions. $28,999
Indian Motorcycle of Monmouth / 1318 Route 33, Neptune, NJ / 732.455.5700 / indianofmonmouth.com
CARGO IS PROTECTED IN
Weatherproof storage (remote locking saddlebags and trunk), plus there’s easily accessible storage in the lowers.
HIGH OUTPUT SPEAKERS
In the fairing and trunk deliver 200 watts of crystal clear audio. There’s also a dynamic equalizer that automatically adjusts for road, wind, and engine noise.
A PUSH BUTTON POWER WINDSHIELD
Allows you to easily change its height. Keep it low for wind in your face or raise to cruise in comfort.
TW STEEL DAKAR TW997
A LIMITED EDITION DESIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ADRIEN VAN BEVEREN, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL MOTORBIKE SAND RACERS. “IN DUST WE TRUST.”
$499, GOLDTINKER.COM // WilliamBarthman.com
Inspired by the McLaren 675LT and its iconic “Longtail” racing predecessor, this model is the most extreme incarnation of the McLaren Sports Series one built, as its maker reports, “to excel on roads and race circuits, to take driver engagement and excitement to the absolute maximum.” If raw statistics are any indication, they are spot on. e mid mounted twin turbo 3.8 liter V8 unleashes 592 horses (with a dual clutch, seamless shift seven speed gearbox), and its race inspired at plane crankshaft enables the motor to be mounted as low as possible to improve agility and handling (0 to 60 mph in a blistering 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph). The heart of 600LT body design is a carbon fiber chassis (as it has been with every McLaren since 1981) and the British maker is the only company within the sports car segment to offer this exact construction composition. Its unique MonoCell II “tub” is incredibly strong, and this structural stiffness improves handling, agility, and ride comfort. The same light, stiff, and strong composite material is used for the special aerodynamic bodywork, including the aggressive front splitter, revised side sills, and extended side intakes. $240,000
McLaren Bergen County / 995 Route 17 South, Ramsey, NJ / 201.639.7750 / bergencounty.mclaren.com
TRACK INHERITED WEIGHT OBSESSION
Ventures into the interior, where carbon fiber racing seats await (first seen on the McLaren P1). Those alone, versus conventional seats, save a remarkable 46 pounds.
LIGHTWEIGHT ALCANTARA LEATHER IS USED
Extensively as another weight reduction technique. The 600LT also does not feature carpet in the foot wells or beneath the seats, and there is no air conditioning, audio or navigation systems (though these are non-cost options should the customer wish).
RICHARD MILLE 11 03 MCLAREN
WITH THE GOAL OF INCORPORATING FORMULA 1 STYLE AND TECH INTO A WATCH DESIGN, THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN McLAREN AND RICHARD MILLE ACHIEVES JUST THAT. BEHOLD!
PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, MATERIALGOODNY.COM
ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER
The Italian maker describes this gorgeous little drop top as its “modern icon, one which represents the sports soul written into the Alfa Romeo DNA: optimum performance and excellent engineering designed for ultimate pleasure to drive in breathtaking style.” Not least among new model technical highlights are a carbon fiber roll bar cover as well as a titanium central dual mode exhaust system by Akrapovič. is car’s sporting pedigree is also reflected by black brake calipers, racing style seats, and the black leather dashboard. Equipped with the all aluminum 240 horsepower turbocharged engine with intercooler and twin phase variators (combined with the TCT automatic transmission), it leaps to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and achieves a remarkable maximum braking deceleration of 1.25gs performance aided by the lavish use of ultra-light materials, including carbon fiber for the shell, aluminium for the front and rear chassis framework, and low density compounds for the bodywork. $66,900
Ray Catena Alfa Romeo, 2133 NJ 35, Oakhurst, NJ / 877.962.2593 / raycatenaalfaromeo.com
LIKE A TRUE SPORTS CAR
The 4C Spider enhances an already thrilling appearance with racing details such as carbon fiber side vents.
ALONG WITH A NEW BACKUP CAMERA
The new Spider will have exterior sensors as a secondary helpful parking aid and cruise control as standard.
ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR QUATUOR
FOUR SPRUNG BALANCES WORK TOGETHER HERE TO MINIMIZE THE EARTH’S GRAVITATIONAL EFFECTS ON WATCH MOVEMENT TAKING PRECISION IN DESIGN TO EXTRAORDINARY HEIGHTS.
PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, CELLINIJEWELERS.COM
JEEP WRANGLER MOAB
Last August brought news of Jeep introducing its first limited edition model based on the all new Wrangler, one that honors the long and storied history the brand shares with the annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, Utah, and the unique role it plays in providing Jeep customer insight. Based on the Wrangler Sahara, it features a Rubicon hood and steel bumpers with removable end caps, aggressive 32 inch mud terrain tires, LED headlights and tail lights, a Moab decal on the hood, and 17 inch Rubicon wheels painted in Low Gloss Black (along with the headlight surrounds, grill throats, and tow hooks). Rock rails are standard, too, with side steps available at no additional charge. A body color hard top is standard, but the Dual Top Group or a Sky One Touch power top are also available. Inside, the Moab features a Leather Interior Group, which includes leather trimmed seats and a leather wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching, as well as a Safety Group, which includes blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection, as well as a Parkview rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines. $52,700
Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge / 1655 Route 46, Little Falls, NJ / 888.441.4237 / route46chryslerjeepdodge.net
POWERPLANT IS A 3.6 LITER V6
(285 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque), hitched to an eight speed automatic transmission. Full time four wheel drive and limited slip differential are standard (generally optional on the Sahara).
THE MOAB IS AVAILABLE IN NINE COLORS:
Granite Crystal, Billet Silver, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito!, Black, Bright White, Sting Gray, Ocean Blue Metallic, and Firecracker Red.
Include the Selec-Trac full time two speed transfer case, keyless entry, Trac-Lok limited slip rear differential, an 8.4 inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, and a nine speaker premium Alpine sound system.
G SHOCK MR.G
TYPICALLY REGARDED FOR ITS MORE COLORFUL AND SPORTY OFFERINGS, G SHOCK TRIES ITS HAND HERE (AND RATHER SUCCESSFULLY) AT LUXURY DESIGN WITH THE COBALT ALLOYED, GPS/ BLUETOOTH ENABLED MR.G.
$3,700, WOLFFINEJEWELERS.COM // casalejewelers.com
MERCEDES BENZ AMG GT 4 DOOR COUPÉ
In the four years since the AMG GT’s debut, this wonder from Mercedes Benz’s performance brand, headquartered in A alter Bach, has been regularly classed among the most beautiful and top performing grand tourers ever made. The youngest member of the AMG GT family, this four door shares DNA and a racing spirit with its other members, with one difference: more space and a resulting diversity of application. The Coupé is based off the E63S, but features more horsepower and torque. It also has a longer wheelbase, wider track and tires, and a stiffer chassis. It combines a unique design and leg stretching comfort with an athletic, fastback layout. The most ferocious of its available power plants is a handcrafted AMG 4 liter V8 bi turbo, which generates 630 horsepower and 664 lb. ft. of torque (0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds; top speed of 195 mph). Performance has been enhanced with a new suspension, rear wheel steering to assist with handling and driving dynamics, and aerodynamic fine tuning that provides even more down force, lightweight design bucket seats, and lighter weight wheels all contributing to at once enhanced driving dynamics, road stability, and overall comfort. The fully digital display, with exclusive model styling on the instrument cluster, includes a 10.25 inch multimedia display on the console.
Price for the 63S is $159,000 Contemporary Motor Cars / 100 Oceanport Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 732.842.5353 / cmcbenz.com
THERE’S AN AVAILABLE
Executive Rear Seat package to make accommodations even more plush, as well as a customized AMG fragrance designed to match the sporty spirit of the brand.
AMG DYNAMICS, A TERM OFTEN USED
In conjunction with torque vectoring, helps make for less steering e ort and more agile handling, with the same outstanding straight line stability Mercedes owners have grown to expect.
A NEW FEATURE SLIPPERY, COMFORT, SPORT,
Sport Plus, RACE, and Individual programs can be selected. This integrated driving dynamics variability expands the functions of the electronic stability program to apply constantly varying power at the rear axis and adjust the characteristics of steering.
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ICONIC MILLE DESIGN WITH A UNIQUE TWIST THE CASE IS COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT, SHOWCASING ITS SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL, COMPONENTS, AND MOVEMENT.
PRICE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, MATERIALGOODNY.COM
GMC YUKON DENALI
2017 was the Denali’s strongest selling year thus far, and so GMC wisely elected to gild this lily by adding refinements to its mega SUV, like an optional Ultimate Package, which features GMC’s Open Road suite of features (including power sunroof and a rear seat entertainment system), nine additional months of SiriusXM Radio and NavTrafifc service, an enhanced security package, power retractable assist steps, adaptive cruise control with automatic collision preparation, and 22 inch aluminum ultra-bright wheels with Midnight Silver premium paint accents. Both base models and the extended wheelbase Yukon XL Denali are available in either two wheel or four wheel drive models, and pack a 6.2 liter V8 and a 10 speed transmission (good for a 0 to 60 time of 5.8 seconds for the smaller model). And though this 5,743 pound eight seater might seem to have all the aerodynamic qualities of a locomotive, active shutters in front appreciably enhance air slipperiness on the highway. $66,700
Straub Motors Buick GMC / 400 NJ 35, Keyport, NJ / 732.847.2048 / straubmotors.com
GMC’S INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM
Its hub an 8 inch color touchscreen offers navigation, Apple Car Play and Android Auto phone capability, rear seat reminder customization, and a “Shop” feature. The Denali’s 4G LTE connectivity with Wi Fi hotspot offers connection for up to seven devices and includes a 3 gigabyte one month data trial.
PERFORATED, LEATHER TRIMMED
And heated and ventilated driver and passenger seats and second row seats are standard. Second row is bucket style, with power release. Power folding third row bench seats come standard as well.
A CONSIDERABLE ARRAY
OF Safety tech features is available on all models, including forward collision alert, IntelliBeam headlamps with automatic high beam control, lane keep assist and low speed forward automatic braking. The rear vision camera provides data to a cross traffic and side blind zone alert (with lane change notification).
LONGINES LEGEND DIVERS WATCH
IN STAINLESS STEEL AND WATER RESISTANT TO 600 FEET, THIS IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL DIVERS WATCH FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST TRUSTED BRANDS.
DODGE CHALLENGER SRT HELLCAT REDEYE
Introduced in the 2015 model year, the Hellcat stunned the market with its performance. e Demon, two years later, occupied an even more lunatic street racer position. Restless in its search for glorious excess, Dodge now presents the Hellcat Redeye, a model its maker somewhat obliquely refers to as “the most powerful, quickest, and fastest muscle car.” Its V8 engine (797 horsepower, 707 lb. ft. of torque, and the largest factory supercharger of any production car) is good for 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 203 mph for the optional Wide body Package model (fractionally reduced numbers for the standard model). Its new dual snorkel hood pays homage to the distinctive Dodge design themes from some of its most famous cars, including the 1970 Dart Swinger and 1971 Demon. To help control all those horses (somewhat) is Launch Control, which holds the engine at optimal RPMs until the driver releases the brake, then uses engine torque management to optimize wheel slip for maximum acceleration.
$72,745 Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge / 1655 Route 46, Little Falls, NJ / 888.441.4237 / route46chryslerjeepdodge.net
AT FULL THROTTLE, THE HIGH OUTPUT
Engine consumes 1.43 gallons per minute, enough to drain the tank in just under 11 minutes, but the Redeye is still rated at 22 miles per gallon when driven in normal highway conditions.
ONE KEY TO THE ENGINE’S IMPOSING
Power output is air…and plenty of it. The new, low restriction, dual snorkel hood is fully functional and sealed to the air box.
BRAKING POWER COMES FROM
A Brembo system with two piece, 15.4 inch front rotors and six piston front calipers for outstanding heat management, thermal capacity, and longevity.
IWC AQUATIMER CHRONOGRAPH EDITION
THIS “SHARKS” EDITION IS CRAFTED IN PARTNERSHIP AMONG IWC, THE ART BOOK PUBLISHER TASCHEN, AND AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER MICHAEL MULLER. JUST 500 WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.
$12,200, LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM // WilliamBarthman.com
A 2+2 sports coupe developed in tandem by Subaru and Toyota (the latter marketed as the Toyota 86) and manufactured at Subaru’s Gunma assembly plant in Japan, the BRZ sports a naturally aspirated front mounted boxer engine, rear wheel drive, a lovely 50/50 front/rear weight balance, and a low center of gravity, making it a piece of zany fun in Subaru’s lineup. 2019 updates are highlighted by improved STARLINK In Vehicle Technology as well as the inclusion of a limited edition Series. Gray, in Cool Gray Khaki with unique exterior and interior appointments. Available in three trim levels: Premium, Limited, and Series. Gray the last with black 17 inch alloy wheels, black exterior badges, and black foldable exterior mirrors. New for the Limited trim level is an updated 7 inch multimedia navigation system which now includes over the air updates through Wi Fi. Additional features for the system are “Tune Mix,” which mixes songs from music channels stored as presets, and “Sports Flash,” which provides information and updates on pre-selected teams. The 2 liter, 205 horsepower boxer and six speed close ratio manual transmission are good for a leap to 60 mph in just over six seconds.
$25,800 Coleman Subaru / 1710 N Olden Avenue, Trenton, NJ / 888.405.6943 / colemansubaru.com
BASE PREMIUM TRIM (ITS ONLY TRANSMISSION CHOICE
A six speed manual) includes standard LED headlights, a leather trimmed interior, keyless entry, two USB ports, and the 6.2 inch touchscreen infotainment system, with apps like Pandora and iHeart Radio, as well as SiriusXM.
FOUR PASSENGER SEATING
(Predictably tight in back) and a fold down rear seatback give the coupe everyday practicality and surprising storage options.
BRZ LIMITED TRIM LEVEL CAN BE FURTHER
Enhanced with the addition of the $1,195 Performance Package, which adds four piston Brembo front break calipers and two piston rear calipers, in addition to Sachs shock absorbers and 17 inch alloy wheels.
SHINOLA THE CANEFIELD SPORT 40MM
A STATEMENT MAKING DESIGN THAT MARRIES TRADITIONALISM WITH REFINED COMPLEXITY, THIS HANDSOME PIECE IS SURE TO BECOME A WARDROBE STAPLE.
Even as Ford winnows model lines to virtually eliminate sedans, it continues to reinvent its SUV and crossovers, acknowledging Americans’ insatiable appetite for them. Still, in a move that was a genuine surprise, the 2020 Aviator (though available this year) revolved on a turntable at this spring’s New York International Auto Show. With its tapered lines (inspired in part by an aircraft wing), the Aviator essentially price category replaces the Continental. Tech features begin with Lincoln’s “phone as key” system, with an associated app that activates a locator chirp to help find open a vehicle (should the phone go dead, a backup passcode can be entered instead). Base drivetrain is a 400 horsepower twin turbo 3 liter V6, though a plug in hybrid is available, too. The cabin emphasizes horizontal lines to reduce visual clutter, and Perfect Position seats offer 30 way adjustability and massage. There are also multiple power outlets throughout, and Wi Fi ensures everyone stays connected. An all new Lincoln Black Label inspired theme harmoniously combines Shearling Beige and Lunar Gray to further elevate the ambience. Machine turned aluminum appliqués, brushed in small circles to replicate the shape of early aviation instruments, further enhance the look, while seat leather is minimally processed to retain a gratifying natural texture. Black Label trim also features open pore wood accents with a horizontal grain to emphasize the feeling of interior space. Price not available at time of press, but a likely starting point is $50,000.
Lincoln of Wayne / 1910 Route 23, Wayne, NJ / 888.418.6227 / lincolnofwayne.com // infiniteleasing.com
THE AVIATOR’S LED HEADLAMPS,
At highway speeds, shine further into the distance; at slower speeds, they widen their cast, helping drivers detect pedestrians and potential hazards. Adaptive Dynamic Bending Lighting, meanwhile, uses camera technology to detect road signs and lane markings to pre illuminate where the road is heading.
LINCOLN’S CO PILOT
360 Plus bundles a number of technologies, including evasive steering assist, active park assist, traffic jam assist (which combines adaptive cruise control, stop and go assist, and lane centering), and Ford’s newly developed Traffic Sign Recognition, to help make tedious driving conditions play out without incident.
Cruise control system can change programmed speeds to adjust to varying legal limits.
“FOR EXTREME DEPTHS” AND MADE OF AEROSPACE GRADE OYSTERSTEEL, FOR A POLISHED FINISH AND MAXIMUM RESISTANCE AGAINST CORROSION.
$12,250 LEONARDOJEWELERS.COM // WilliamBarthman.com // GeraldPetersInc
TOYOTA AVALON HV
For its fifth generation, Toyota commissioned an all-encompassing makeover for the flagship Avalon through its U.S engineering and manufacturing entities in Ann Arbor and Saline, Michigan as well as in Georgetown, Kentucky. Underpinned by a New Global Architecture platform and powered by a fuel efficient 3.5 liter V6 or Toyota Hybrid System powertrain (the latter model seen here), the Avalon’s upper register amenities keep on getting better, including more room and plusher interior appointments. The hybrid’s efficiency (43 mpg city, 44 mpg highway) is accentuated by new for 2019 tangential vents at the front, a rear spoiler, and substantial underbody panel coverage, producing an extraordinary 0.27 coefficient of drag. XLE, XSE, and Limited trim levels are offered, the last with heated tilt and telescopic leather trimmed steering wheel with memory function, multi information display, audio Bluetooth, hands free and voice command controls, and an Entune 3.0 Premium Audio system with 14 JBL speakers (including subwoofer) and a 1,200 watt amplifier, as well as Clari FI, Dynamic Navigation, and Toyota’s App Suite.
Galaxy Toyota / 750 Route 36 East, Eatontown, NJ / 732.982.4177 / galaxytoyota.net
THE 4 CYLINDER DYNAMIC FORCE ENGINE
Is married to an all new Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain. Net power is 215 hp, up 15 ponies versus the outgoing Avalon Hybrid.
NEW FOR 2019, THE HV’S COMPACT
Battery pack now resides under the rear passenger seat (instead of the trunk), which helps lower center of gravity. A smaller Power Control Unit’s power stack structure is now located above the transaxle, likewise to improve handling.
PAST THE STEERING WHEEL
A 7 INCH Multi Information Display shows vehicle information, turn by turn navigation, and various settings (including those pertaining to lane departure alert with steering assist and the pre collision system with pedestrian detection)
CITIZEN DRIVE AR
POWERED COMPLETELY BY LIGHT RATHER THAN BATTERY, THE DRIVE FROM CITIZEN IS SLEEK AND SPORTY IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES.
$200, WOLFFINEJEWELERS.COM // malsonsjewelerscom
A large, seven seat SUV and the company’s flagship, this was Volvo’s first car launched on its Scalable Product Architecture, an advanced modular product platform that underpins all its cars in the 90 and 60 Series. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, a new grill, and the Volvo “Iron Mark.” The calm and balanced Scandinavian interior offers a blend of high end materials such as wood, crystal, and metal, and, just like S90, the XC90 is available in an ultra-luxurious Excellence version: a limousine like experience that includes a panoramic roof, foldout worktables, a heated and cooled cup holder, an adjustable footrest and a built in entertainment system featuring a large display for work purposes. Gas, diesel, and Volvo’s T8 Twin Engine plug in hybrid are powertrain options. $47,700
Volvo Cars Manasquan / 2415 Highway 35, Manasquan, NJ 877.470.7662 / volvocarsmanasquan.com
POWER CAN BE HAD WITHOUT COMPROMISE WHEN
Selecting the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, which produces a combined 400 horsepower from its hybrid gasoline and electric powertrain.
AS MIGHT BE IMAGINED FOR THIS SWEDISH
Maker, safety systems abound, including a Pilot Assist mode with adaptive cruise control, a 360 degree camera, parking sensors, self-parking, precollision warning and brake, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring.
TAG HEUER FORMULA 1 CALIBRE 6
A CASUAL AND SPORTY DESIGN MADE FOR THOSE LIVING ON THE GO. THE FORMULA 1 INCORPORATES A SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL AND A SWISS MADE MOVEMENT.
$1,750, GARYMICHAELSFINEJEWELRY.COM // geraldpetersinc.com // tivolijewelers.com