Miles Branman

Miles Branman

Miles Branman doesn't need sustenance; he needs cars. While the gearhead gene wasn't strong in his own family, Miles discovered a passion for cars from an early age thanks to a friend whose father collected rare and exotic vehicles. His enthusiasm was stoked during his time at Boston University, when he started writing for Fast Lane Daily. After a short career in marketing for Northeast tech startups, Miles returned to California, and his primary passion: automotive. He has built and raced a Spec Miata (because racecar), loves compact hatchbacks and supercars equally, and can recognize a vehicle from 1,000 feet away by its taillights.
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Four-Wheeling Through Moab’s Harsh Terrain, We Found the Limits of Man and Machine

The Manual went to Moab, Utah, for the ulimate 4x4 adventure.
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Mercedes-AMG Reveals Its Ultimate Vehicle: Meet the 1,000-HP Project One

The price tag? A whopping $2.72 million.
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The Ford F-150 Raptor is More Truck than You Deserve

The Ford F-150 Raptor proves its versatility, capability, and effortless fun in the mountains and deserts of Southern California.
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That New Hotness: Bentley’s Continental GT Gets a Makeover

With styling cues from the EXP10 Speed 6 Concept, improved technology, and more power.
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The DBX will Put Aston Martin’s Sleek Styling on Stilts in 2019

Aston Martin has announced its first crossover, the DBX, will arrive in 2019 with a range of twin-turbo V8, V12, and hybrid powertrains.
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Volkswagen is Finally Bringing Back the Classic Microbus and We Can’t Wait

The iconic classic can again be yours in just a few short years.
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Monterey Car Week: A VIP Experience at the Mecca of Car Culture

We’ve long admired Monterey Car Week from afar, but this year, Mazda invited us to experience the automotive twilight zone firsthand.
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Our Picks For The 3 Best In-Car GPS Devices

Those who love road trips and hate being tethered to Wi-Fi will love these best-of-breed in-car GPS systems. Explore more, worry less.
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Past Meets Present In This All-Electric 1950s Racer Concept

Infiniti has revealed its 1950s racer-inspired concept
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BMW Will Finally Make Its i8 Roadster Concept A Reality

BMW has released a teaser for its production-spec i8 Roadster-five years after showing a concept version.
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Legendary Land Cruiser Style Meets Contemporary Cool in the FJ Company Sport

The FJ Company has revealed its latest project: a 40 Series Land Cruiser with all the conveniences of a modern off-road vehicle.
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Journey to the Origins of Intrigue in Porsche’s Cayenne S E-Hyrbrid

The Manual takes a road trip to Santa Barbara, California in Porsche's Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Our breathtaking journey was much more than we bargained for!
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The Most Luxurious Rolls-Royce Ever Has Arrived: Meet The Phantom VIII

Rolls-Royce has revealed its all-new Phantom VIII - the most luxurious vehicle to ever don the Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament.
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Ford’s 2018 Mustang Gets More Power, Fresh Styling, and Cool Tech

Ford has released the 2018 Mustang GT's engine performance details, rounding out a host of styling and technology updates for the new model year.
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The 2018 Honda Accord Ditches the V6 and Coupe, Keeps The Manual

The midsize sedan adopts Honda's latest design language, but loses the coupe and V6 versions.
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Mercedes-Benz adds a Dash of Luxury to the Midsize Pickup Market

The new truck won't be sold in the U.S., but elsewhere it will be a luxury midsize contender.
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Drive a Lamborghini and Experience Royalty at The Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles

The Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles may not have the pedigree of a royal palace, but it offers guests the same kind of eminent experience.
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The Mercedes-AMG G65 is the Perfect Blend of Classic and Contemporary

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been in production for 38 years, and though it's become more refined, it's still the same rugged SUV it always was.
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Lucid Air Electric Vehicle Hits 235 Miles Per Hour

Lucid returns to the test track with its high speed prototype Air EV and achieves a new top speed of 235 mph.
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Ducati’s Wildest Moto Gets A Dose Of Retro Cool From Belgium’s Best Customizer

Fred Krugger, Belgium's best motorcycle customizer, puts a retro spin on the wild Ducati XDiavel and dubs it the Thiverval.
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Kneel Before Your New Porsche 911 King — The 700hp GT2 RS Has Arrived

Porsche has revealed its most powerful 911 ever.
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Aston Martin’s Spellbinding DB11 Doubles Up On Twin-Turbo Motors

Aston Martin has announced a V8-powered version of its stunning new DB11 Grand Touring model.
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Take An E-Class Road Trip Through British Columbia’s Unfiltered Beauty

The Manual takes a dazzling road trip through British Columbia in Mercedes-Benz's all-new E400 Coupe.