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Future manufacturing belongs to the classics

Of all the debuts that were to get its time in the spotlight at the aborted 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the Czinger 21C promised to be one of the most interesting newcomers to the ultra-exclusive club of exotic performance cars. The reveal of the 21C’s tandem seating, 1:1 power-to-weight ratio, sub-2sec 0-100km/h claim, and 2.88-litre […]

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ICYMI: One of the world’s largest car companies celebrated its centenary

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is one of those philosophical questions to make the idle disappear up their own arse asking or something for the marketing execs at the Suzuki Motor Corporation to ponder. Despite celebrating its 100th anniversary this […]

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Hartge’s BMW-engined Mercedes is an ode to a forgotten tuner

Did you know famed BMW tuner Hartge is no more? Don’t worry if you didn’t know, not many knew, in fact, the only mention of its demise to be found on the omniscient internet is a short uncited entry in its Wikipedia page, a Facebook announcement made by a Chinese importer of Hartge parts, and […]

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Goodbye BMW i8 – the trailblazer that stood still

It doesn’t bode well for a top drawer performance car to have a lengthy press release written about its imminent demise. In a world swamped by online tribute articles to any little morsel of historical significance, it must be galling for BMW’s communications department to remind the public of the i8’s passing rather more than […]

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Coronavirus could kill the motor show

Keep calm and don’t despair, it isn’t the end of the world just yet. That should have been the general message people should be getting from the data on the CORVID-9 virus, or otherwise more popularly known as the Coronavirus. But, like leaving your toddler in the caring jaws of a Dingo, having to live […]

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Koenigsegg Gemera is the most revolutionary car since the F1

The Motor Muse rarely ever covers new car launches, not out of inattentiveness but out of sheer apathy. Ever since perfecting the wonders of platform sharing and streamlining product lines, the automotive industry has been a cavalcade of cookie-cutter creations with barely enough authenticity to fill a marketing tagline. Take any modern contemporary car. Raise […]

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Palladium might be the catalyst of the next revolution

There is no clearer indication that society is in a decline better than seemingly mundane items being traded like the treasured rectally smuggled cigarettes in a SuperMax. So when reports started emerging of London hoodlums pilfering catalytic converters of Toyota Priuses, you start to wonder if we are soon to join the ranks of Lord […]

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Remembering the 991-generation 911

Considering that we have walked on the moon, overcame the consumption, and synthesize materials that will outlast our own collective existence, it is rather galling that we as a species are often given to the side of pessimism. A remnant of our Cro-magnon survival mechanism it may be, pessimism has not only ensured that our […]

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Will the automotive world experience another “1989”?

It is hard to imagine what life would be without Japanese cars. We would probably be living in a glorious age of rehashed 20-year old cars heavy in the rich tradition of being literally banged together by hammers with an engine that would sputter to life when a union says so and customer service is […]

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The car that taught the world not to be afraid of the future

With the 2010s drawing to a close, it would be very remiss of this site not to join the year-end tradition of dedicating a commemorative epilogue to be tossed into the trough of the internet. But where does one begin? Even in the context of the automotive industry, the 2010s reads like a Greek epic […]