Vanity Fair En Route 2017

You might well think you know all there is to know about planes, trains and automobiles. After all, what’s so hard to grasp about a new supercar or a private jet launch? But what if that plane was a Spitfire flown by Annette Lynton Mason, that train a steam engine and that automobile a mud-splattered rally car driven by an 18-year-old rushing off to take her A-Level Biology exam the next day? There’s nothing predictable in Vanity Fair En Route, released alongside this month’s seminal Star Wars issue and boasting stories on all of the above plus much more, from Alan Harper’s rundown of the great yachts of the past to Kinvara Balfour’s dispatch from Los Angeles on the future of aviation. Hands-on testing—including a town and country drive of Tesla’s Model X by Livia Firth and The Countess of Lucan—news, auction reports, book round-ups are all included, but the piece de resistance is surely our test drive of the James Bond Aston Martin collection spanning five decades. Get your hands on a copy fast: we guarantee you’ll be left shaken and stirred.

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