The BMW 8 series, at its core, is an astonishing machine. Built as the technical foundation and architecture for BMW models still produced today, it warranted spending nearly a billion dollars in development costs when adjusted for inflation.
The year was 2012: hard to believe 8 years have passed, but being able to look back in time at how different things were can be refreshing. It was the night before my second trip to California, and I knew that there was a 13-hour flight ahead of me, so I figured I would spend the night capturing a moment in time. I didn’t know at the time that the car wouldn’t be with me for much longer, though.
Just before the pandemic hit, Rolls Royce was proud to showcase their latest model: The Cullinan Black Badge. It’s a wilder take an on already wild SUV: the Black Badge series ascends the Rolls Royce lineup to new levels with more power, more personalization, and more presence. It is, by any measure, the most bespoke lineup of vehicles on Terra Firma, and now the Rolls SUV joins the family.
Chip Foose is, without question, a living legend. From his artwork to his talents in automotive design and fabrication, he’s established himself as one of the all time greats. While his work typically manifests in the form of classic American iron, Chip occasionally takes a dip outside of his comfort zone, showcasing his tastes in other aspects, far and wide. Today, we’ve been given the opportunity to see how Foose himself imagines the “perfect” E30 M3.
There’s a bit of a blessing and a curse when it comes to the Nissan S-chassis. Admittedly, I’ve never owned one; however, it’s hard not to form some sort of opinion, given just how popular the chassis is. That’s the blessing: an absolutely immense following, aftermarket, knowledge base, and community surrounding a relatively inexpensive rear-wheel-drive driver-centric platform, and one that looks good, no less. The curse, though, stems from the same roots.