The BMW 550i in Tierra Verde. Photos by Howard Walker.

BMW’s fiery M550i is a four-door rocketship

With really nowhere in Florida to make the most of the M550i’s staggering performance, its amazing technology and precision handling, is it worth the investment?

Lexus GX460 is the silver sneaker of SUVs

There are more appealing, less prehistoric alternatives, but it’s a Lexus — which means it’s supremely well-built, easy to drive, easy to live with.

McLaren’s stunning new GT delivers practical magic

What we have here is the first McLaren hatchback. But don’t for one second think that this British-built projectile has gone soft on performance.

Fast & Furious: Hyundai’s fun-filled Veloster N

This is without doubt the most fun sportster I’ve driven in ages, delivering more smiles per mile, more giggles per gallon than anything out there costing under $50,000.

Maggie Caruso in her quintessentially Florida golf cart. Photo: Howard Walker.

Not Just For Golf Anymore: A roundup of the latest in deluxe electric golf carts

Cart owners are spending big bucks on customized color schemes, jacked-up suspension and fancy upholstery.

Dock it Crockett-style at this home in Belleair Beach.

Top Docks: Park your yacht at one of these amazing waterfront homes

These spectacular homes have docks that’ll really float your boat, but if you’re interested in purchasing one of them, better act quick:

The Mercedes-Maybach Super-Luxe GLS 600: The sweet smell of success

The nostrils at Mercedes-Benz created a unique fragrance to spritz the cabin of the GLS 600. Don’t worry: It’s not the aroma of bratwurst and sauerkraut.

Lincoln’s new Corsair will be music to your ears

When you go into Drive and haven’t quite closed your door, all you hear is a touch of percussion with a background sound of violins and violas — thanks to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Weekend Wheels: Kia’s new K5 is full of surprises

The first surprise? Maybe that this beauty pageant shoo-in is a Kia. Biggest surprise? The astonishing value for the money.

Weekend Wheels: Infiniti’s QX80 still rocks

The Infiniti’s cabin design continues to draw potential buyers like a moth to a flame, though I still can’t look at the big QX with its evil-eye headlights and not see a Star Wars Stormtrooper.