In an age where we rely on Siri to let us know the term for a group of hippopatmuses (“hippopotami”) and sensors in cars to hit the brakes because we are distracted by our smartphones, it’s refreshing to find a car that lets us do the driving. The latest Evora GT410 combines classic British sportscar design features with an engine as bulletproof as Superman’s underwear. The result is a car that makes a trip into a multi-story parking garage an adrenalin-soaked adventure for both you and the sweet grandma you almost flattened as you drifted up to the top level. While many cars feature Brembo brakes and Bilstein suspensions to appear more zoomy, the GT410 actually makes good use of these. The Toyota-sourced 3.5 liter V6 can be turbocharged or supercharged to boost your blood pressure, controlled by a six-speed automatic or a three-pedal setup for those of us who can make our own gear changes, thank you very much; LotusCars.com.
Grand Banks yachts are iconic due to classic looks, practical design and the ability to go as far as the owner cares to venture. The new GB 54 does all that, while managing to sneak in a few high-tech improvements.
Giddyup urbanites, it’s time to gather your Western gear, leave the asphalt pavement behind, and head to one of these Florida ranches or rodeos for a “posh meets rustic outdoor” good ol’ time in The Sunshine State.