Buy an Aston Martin Luxury Condo, Get a Free DBX, DB11, or Vulcan

Aston Martin has designed everything from hypercars to submarines, and recently the sports car maker dipped its toes in the architectural space with a multi-million-dollar house in New York. But behind the scenes, Aston has been working on a much bigger project—66 stories bigger. The British marque has partnered with a major developer to build the first Aston Martin-branded luxury residential tower in Miami, Florida. Aston Martin will design the interior and supply limited edition cars for the most expensive units.

The project was set in motion way back in 2016, when Aston partnered with G & G Business Developments to construct a luxury high-rise, following the lead of other premium car brands such as Ferrari and Porsche. Set to open in 2022, Aston Martin Residences Miami occupies a highly coveted piece of real estate along the waterfront of Biscayne Bay. The building offers a wide range of

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Maserati’s Latest Project Draws Inspiration From the Shamal

The Maserati Shamal, eh? Chances are that many car enthusiasts won’t recall this rare, unusual coupe from some of the darker times of Maserati‘s long and glorious history. But its shape is still striking—angular, squat, undeniably muscular—and so it’s an inspired choice for, perhaps, a reboot. Meet Project Rekall, just a design sketch for now but maybe—just maybe—a reality for someone.

We say someone because as Maserati Fuoriserie’s Instagram post implies, the company’s hoping someone will commission it to build this thing. Fuoriserie is the company’s customization outfit, and as we’ve seen recently with a spate of high-dollar one-offs from other high-end automakers, all it takes to make Project Rekall into Project Reality is doing a deal with Maserati Fuoriserie.

A Maserati representative confirmed as such to Automobile, telling us: “All the [Maserati Fuoriserie] ‘projects’ and ideals featured [on this Instagram account] are design

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2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Gets an Upgrade From BDS Suspension

Arguably, the most notable update made to Ford’s 2021 full-size truck is its newly available gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, which combines a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor to deliver a healthy 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. Predictably, BDS Suspension’s F-150 SEMA truck relies on this powertrain (better known as PowerBoost in Ford lingo) for momentum.



Not only is the hybrid the 2021 F-150‘s most powerful and torque-rich powertrain option (for now, at least), it also nets the truck the most powerful iteration of the Blue Oval’s onboard generator, dubbed Pro Power Onboard. With the ability to generate as much as 7.2 kW of electricity (when so-equipped), the hybrid’s built-in generator all but eliminates the need to lug an accessory generator around.

In other words, the F-150 hybrid is a true work tool. Further making that case is BDS

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Good, but Could Be Better

LOS ANGELES—Welcome to the most obvious car review you will ever read. Mazda took a car we love, the 2020 Automobile All-Stars alumnus Mazda3, and added an engine we love, the 250-horsepower, 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder from its biggest SUV, the CX-9. In doing so, Mazda fixed the biggest flaws of both: The Mazda 3 needed more power and the 2.5T engine needed a better wrapper. What’s the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo AWD like to drive? After our test, we know it’s every bit as brilliant as the regular Mazda 3, the chief difference being you no longer have that frustrated look on your face when you try to power out of a corner. But there is plenty more to talk about.

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo AWD Test: Still Not the Car We Hoped For

Why? Because Mazda’s engineers are freaking brilliant. I’ll spare you the

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The Excellent 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid (and More)

LEBEC, California—The most interesting thing about the new 2021 Ford F-150 isn’t the engine or the new interior or the new safety features. It’s a nondescript set of power outlets, hidden around back in the bed, consisting of four standard 120-volt, 20-amp plugs and one big-momma 240V/30A. Electrical outlets in cars are nothing new, but Ford’s optional Pro Power Onboard system can supply up to 7.2 kilowatts, fed by the new Powerboost hybrid powertrain. According to Ford, that’s enough power to run a plasma cutter, a TiG welder, a chop saw, an air compressor, an angle grinder and a work light—all at once—for up to 32 hours until the gas tank runs dry. Power outage at the homestead? No problem! Break out a few extension cords and the 2021 Ford F-150 can literally keep the lights on, not to mention the fridge, the TV, and maybe an air conditioner

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