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First Drive: Why the 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT Is in a Class of Its Own

I’ve never been impressed with high-performance SUVs and crossovers. They promise a sports car’s driving experience without compromising passenger space and utility, yet most are nothing more than a more powerful engine and an upgraded wheel-and-tire package splashed with a handful of obligatory cosmetic enhancements to justify a premium window sticker. While they are unquestionably quicker than standard models, and they may circle a highway onramp a bit faster, their synthetic and ungainly driving dynamics don’t raise my enthusiast pulse a single beat.
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Deal Sheet: From Ferragamo to Master & Dynamic, the Most Luxurious Discounts Online This Week

As the summer gets hotter, the deals get better. And this week’s slate of the best deals online offers great upgrades to standard-issue grooming products, tech essentials and more. We’ve included a complete shaving kit for close shaves, a lightweight shirt with a nostalgic print for making an entrance and a noise-canceling pair of headphones for peaceful flights—or commutes to work. Take a closer look at the week’s most luxurious discounts below.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wore a Rolex Sky-Dweller to the Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA Championship Parade (edited)

How do you celebrate a first NBA championship? If you’re Giannis Antetokounmpo, you buy yourself a new watch. The Milwaukee Bucks superstar showed up to the team’s celebratory parade on Thursday morning with a brand-new piece of wristwear—a Rolex Sky-Dweller. The Finals MVP has shown himself to be something of a watch enthusiast over the past year, and this latest timepiece only adds to that reputation.
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‘Top Gear’ Host Richard Hammond Is Selling Rare Cars and Bikes From His Private Collection

Richard Hammond is offloading part of his legendary private collection all in the name of classic cars. The world-famous Brit, best known for co-hosting Top Gear and The Grand Tour alongside James May and Jeremy Clarkson, will auction off eight cars and motorcycles from his curated fleet during The Classic Sale at Silverstone this August. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the Hamster’s new classic car restoration outfit The Smallest Cog.
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The Best New Wines From Champagne Don’t Have Any Bubbles at All

Before Champagne became synonymous with bubbly, the region produced wine, of course; it was just meant to be still. And while some of sparkling’s precursors might have enjoyed a modicum of fame (what came from the king’s own vineyards in Aÿ was reportedly excellent), there were also many more simple wines known as oeil de perdrix (“partridge’s eye”) due to their slightly blush color (before about a century ago, it was common for red and white grapes to be mixed in a vineyard). Situated in northeast France, after all, Champagne was famously cool, its low temperatures a challenge for ripening grapes enough to make them into delicious still wines. Historically, the wines began fermenting again in the spring after the cold winter had shut down the process, but because they were shipped (primarily to England) in wooden barriques, the bubbles didn’t hold. Around 1735, though, Louis XV authorized shipping the wine in bottles, and the rest is history, as they say: Champagne was established as a sparkling-wine region.
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Lamborghini Is Making a New V-12 Hybrid Supercar to Replace the Aventador

Lamborghini may not be ready to unveil its first fully electric vehicle just yet, but it’s now hard at work on a new V-12 plug-in hybrid. The marque’s second hybrid is set to be the successor to the incredibly popular Aventador and will arrive in 2023, CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Autocar. Although details are still scant, the executive confirmed that the new vehicle will feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain based around a V-12 similar to the internal-combustion mill in its predecessor.
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Tom Hanks Is Auctioning Off His Tricked-Out Land Cruiser Next Month

First it was his Airstream, now it’s his Land Cruiser. Another iconic vehicle from Tom Hanks’s collection is heading to auction. The nicest guy in Hollywood commissioned the classic FJ40 for off-roading in the wilderness. It’s also been signed by the legendary 65-year-old actor himself. It will go under the gavel without reserve at the Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction on August 13, where it’s expected to fetch between $75,000 and $125,000.
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How Hermès Handcrafts the Intricate Dial of Its New Limited-Edition Toucan Watch

Hermès took the watch industry by surprise 15 years ago when it began to produce luxury Swiss-made watches with manufacture movements. Not that the brand was entirely new to watchmaking: Hermès established its first watch division in Switzerland in 1978 when it introduced the Arceau, still one of its signature lines, but the company’s acquisition of a controlling share in the Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier in 2006 consolidated its position as an authentic player in high watchmaking. Within a year, the brand launched its own automatic base caliber, and became a bona fide producer of high-end pieces with prestigious movements. And it has created a niche as one of the industry’s most important producers of artistic, hand-crafted dials. Hermès’ limited-edition métiers d’art pieces have become serious collectors’ items, particularly those inspired by the brand’s iconic scarf patterns. The latest is the Toucan de Paradis, inspired by a scarf designed for Hermès by British artist Katie Scott, known for her stylized botanical and animal illustrations.
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Car of the Week: This 887 hp Porsche 918 Spyder Is Waiting for You Online

Porsche cars have always been favorites of Robb Report readers, so it’s little surprise that the Porsche 918 Spyder was named 2015 Robb Report Car of the Year. Throughout its brief period of production, the massively impressive hybrid had scant competition, but what no one would have imagined is that the automotive industry and its consumers would so quickly shift gears and set their sights on an all-electric future. In hindsight, that course was an inevitable one, accelerated by climate change and governmental regulations destined to render vehicles powered by internal combustion engines as defunct as the dinosaurs that fuel them.
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From At-Home Lasers to Serums Made of Gold: The Best Grooming Upgrades Right Now

There’s no shortage of guys who let their grooming routines slide during the pandemic—and with few places to go and fewer people to see, that’s doesn’t come as a shock. But in a surprising twist, grooming brands didn’t rest on their laurels. Rather than hitting the pause button, some of the best companies in the business got busy developing new, supercharged products. Those bets on innovative, luxurious skincare tools and serums paid off: Now that the world is opening up again and many of us are preparing to face it without Zoom’s touch-up filter, demand for effective skin treatments is more robust than ever.
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Menorca Has Suddenly Become a Summer Hotbed for International Art

“We are in the magic business,” declares gallerist Iwan Wirth, sounding every inch the showman. Today, the works he shows at Hauser & Wirth, the acclaimed art gallery he cofounded with his wife and mother-in-law almost 30 years ago, beguile viewers at outposts in major art capitals, including New York, Los Angeles, London and Hong Kong, as well as places where collectors might spend their downtime, such as Gstaad and the Hamptons. But, arguably, the gallery’s real magic trick is the ability to create a contemporary art scene where you’d least expect one. Which is what has brought me to Isla del Rey, a tiny island inside one of the world’s largest naturl harbors, at Mahón on the Spanish Balearic island of Menorca.
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The 6 Best Life Insurance Policies for Passing on Your Wealth

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America’s Only Second-Generation Astronaut Was Told He’d Never Go to Space. He Made It Anyway.

At the age of 13, Richard Garriott was told he would never be an astronaut. The family physician, a NASA doctor in Houston, delivered the blow following a routine eye examination. The mere fact that he’d need glasses was enough to dash any hopes of space travel. Countless kids harbor a fervent, if abstract, fantasy of exploring the cosmos, but for Garriott, the son of an astronaut, that dream was more of a blueprint for life, and the diagnosis seemed a cruel injustice. But it also set him on what would prove to be a single-minded, if roundabout, quest.
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The Ford GT40 Is a Le Mans Legend. Now You Can Own a Soup-to-Nuts Replica for $300,000.

Sitting just 40 inches above the ground, the GT40 feels impossibly low upon entry. But slither over the sill-mounted shifter, under the Frisbee-sized steering wheel and into the right-hand seat, stab the start button and you’re rewarded with pure sonic adrenaline. The engine explodes to life, sucking a whale-lung’s worth of air into four Weber carbs and bellowing from an exhaust loud enough to rouse Beethoven.