Introducing the May 2022 issue of duPont REGISTRY, #444, starring the new McLaren Artura. Below, you’ll find out what to expect in this issue and more. To get your hands on a copy, either buy a single issue or subscribe.
Just get in and drive. That’s what I tell myself when the pressures of the world weigh heavily on me. Just get in and drive. When the noise of everyday life is shouting over the song in my soul. Just get in and drive. What I’m talking about is driving for the sake of pleasure. Whether on a country road or a private track, driving for pleasure is a luxury that anyone with a car can afford, regardless of income. It merely involves a willing machine and the absence of a Point B.
Money can help, though. There is no better automobile I’ve found for pleasure driving than a McLaren, which doesn’t come cheap. A drive in a McLaren, though, is like an antidepressant overdose with a stimulant chaser. Visceral, intimate, and thrilling – all at once. Fortunately, this month’s cover car, the all-new McLaren Artura, brings the brand’s price of entry down to the lower six-figure range. The hybridized supercar is an over-the-counter antidote to existential dread. On the other side of the high-end spectrum is Rolls-Royce. Our correspondent Gabriel Vega got in and drove 1,000 miles in a Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge for this issue, just to test its effect on mood and well-being. He reported back a smile bigger than the sedan’s imposing grille.