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Drive, Sail & Fly

The latest luxury motoring news, reviews and features from Luxury Lifestyle Magazine. We also cover the very best in private jets, yachts, boats and motorbikes.

Test drive: Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 2.2 180

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry test drives the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super 2.2 180. Everyone loves an Alfa Romeo, right? Even a certain Mr. Clarkson reckons you’re not a proper petrol-head until...

Ferrari is a name that is synonymous with some of the world’s very best high-performance cars, and following the success of its GTC4Lusso, which raised the bar for its four-seater V12 GTs, the Italian...

The Lexus RX is making a stylish start to 2018 with the addition of a new Sport model to the luxury crossover range. The combination of new, black-themed style details plus an equipment specification rich...

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry test drives the Land Rover Discovery SD4 HSE Luxury. The new, 5th generation Land Rover Discovery has been on a bit of a diet. Utilising a new aluminium monocoque...

Huw Lloyd, chief executive of luxury yacht charter company Ahoy Club, looks at why it’s time for superyachts to finally embrace the digital revolution. Chartering a superyacht is the ultimate holiday...

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry test drives the BMW 520d M Sport Saloon. The new BMW 5-Series is so refined and offers such good driving dynamics that it had me convinced that this car could be...

With temperatures anticipated to plummet to as low as –10°C this month, leading breakdown provider Green Flag has released their top tips on driving safely in the difficult conditions. Simon Henrick,...

Words and images by leading motoring journalist Mark Gallivan, a member of the Irish Motor Writers’ Association. A long goodbye The second generation Bentley Continental GT is no more. After it’s...

Leading motoring journalist Steven Berry test drives the all new Lexus LC 500. The new Lexus LC 500 surprises on a couple of levels. First off it’s surprising that it remains virtually identical to the...

Although flying by private jet has, in recent years, become more accessible, it is hardly becoming mainstream, au contraire. This mode of transport still requires the passenger to be in possession of more...

Private jets are renowned for their luxurious interiors. Whether you’re chartering a large or small jet, you can be sure you’re going to fly in pristine luxury. However, there’s no denying some jets...

By Steven Berry If Bruce Wayne invited you down to Wayne Manor to test drive his new Batmobile you’d be crazy not to accept, right? Okay, it’s never going to happen – on account of Batman not...

Words and images by leading motoring writer Mark Gallivan Up to last year the Aston Martin DB11 had successfully solved the biggest problem with the ageing DB9 – it drove exactly like a modern Aston...

With those lazy summer road trips a distant memory, and the colder months quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about winter maintenance to ensure your motor makes it through those harsh seasonal...

Porsche has introduced its very own super-yacht and now a series of stunning images of the interior of the £12m vessel have been released to the world. The Dynamiq 35m super-yacht GTT 115 Hybrid, designed...

The most elegant of convertible Aston Martins begins a new chapter with the introduction of the eagerly-awaited DB11 Volante. Joining the DB11 Coupe, which was launched to wide acclaim last year, the new...

For all the rich heritage of Porsche, there are quite a few things you probably didn’t know. We’ve asked the experts at design911.co.uk for their top ten. Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the...

Words by leading motoring journalist Mark Gallivan.   Last year I visited the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone under a cloudless March sky. The idea was simple – journalists were being treated...

Leading motoring writer Mark Gallivan takes the 2017 BMW 740Le xDrive M Sport out for a test drive. Here is what he thought. Being Kim – no, not that Kim – certainly takes it out of you. No sooner...

Leading motoring writer Mark Gallivan takes the 2017 Bentley Flying Spur V8 S out for a test drive. Here is what he thought. The Sprightliest of Spurs The Bentley Mulsanne is our favourite ultra-luxury...

Iconic Dutch shipyard Heesen has announced that its hybrid silent superyacht, Home, will debut at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show from September 27-30. The 50-metre superyacht, originally dubbed Project Nova,...

If you lease your luxury cars, turn-in day can be fraught with emotion, especially if you receive a hefty bill for small scuffs you thought would go unnoticed. Your leasing company wants to get its cars...

Mark Gallivan, leading motoring journalist and member of the Irish Motor Writers’ Association, visits the 2017 Concours of Elegance. Some mornings are perfect for an event. It was already eighteen...

Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying that Mercedes’ latest creation will turn heads wherever it goes. It’s called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet and it combines the luxury...

Elite Prototype is an exclusive new Le Mans Prototype luxury driving experience located a short hop from the hallowed streets of Monaco that promises to combine high-octane on-track action with five-star...

The Ferrari Portofino is the all new V8 GT set to dominate its segment thanks to a perfect combination of sportiness, elegance and on board comfort. Ferrari has chosen a particularly evocative moniker...

UK-based automotive design house, Kahn Design unveiled the Range Rover Sport 4.4 SDV8 Diesel Autobiography Dynamic Pace Car. The design house renowned for customising Land Rover and Range Rover models...

Things are taking off for groundbreaking new start-up, JetClass – which has announced a brand new partnership with leading European private jet operator, GlobeAir. In a move that is set to provide a...

Over the past decade, convertible cars have come to represent the epitome of style and luxury. These pioneering vehicles have helped shape the automobile world of today, and with summer in full swing there...

The desire for individualisation remains unbroken. With M Performance Parts, BMW offers sports-oriented customers the opportunity to customise their cars according to their preferences. With the new BMW...

Since the first reveal of the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar in July 2016, Aston Martin and Red Bull Advanced Technologies have been working intensively to further develop the Valkyrie’s aerodynamics,...

BMW M GmbH is presenting another exclusive limited-run special-edition model in the shape of the new BMW M4 CS (fuel consumption combined: 8.4 l/100 km [33.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 197 g/km)....

Celebrating 70 years since the birth of the Formula 1 World Champion and motor racing legend James Hunt, Omologato is to launch The Official James Hunt Chronograph – a limited edition watch of just...

Classic cars generate a huge interest from collectors and car enthusiasts alike, often fetching huge prices at auction. One of the biggest attractions with classic cars is the fact that many can be rare...

Words by William Bruton, a professional sailing yacht captain and writer from the UK. Upon arriving at Cambridge, Lord Byron learned that university regulations outlawed the dog he had brought with him....

To celebrate its Official Automotive Partnership with the Henley Royal Regatta – founded in 1839 and one of the world’s most prestigious and historic sporting fixtures – Aston Martin has created...

Leading luxury dealer group H.R. Owen has welcomed a spectacular and podium-ready Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo racer to its world-famous Lamborghini London dealership. The South Kensington showroom –...

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, will build its first fully electric car in China, the company has confirmed. The all-new model will be based on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) for smaller...

The sky’s the limit with this fantastic selection of flying lessons and experiences from Buyagift.com. They are the perfect Father’s Day gift this year. Tactical Helicopter Flying Lesson, Was...

Motoring journalist George Phillips takes a look at The Chelsea Truck Company, a bespoke car firm that has made it’s name from developing modern variations of iconic off-road vehicles such as the...

The world’s shortest commercial runway, on the Caribbean island of Saba (pictured above), has topped a global travel poll of the world’s most scenic airport landings, conducted by the private jet booking...