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Economics, not oil, will kill the rise of the electric car

There will be no doubt that those nostalgic for the days when petrol was cheaper than milk and emissions was something that happens unexpectedly while you are asleep, will be ecstatic to hear headlines of oil prices plunging into negative territory. Come May, with the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures falling 321 […]

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Will all motorsport events move online?

With countries around the world enacting measures to curb the spread of coronavirus and the populace shutting themselves in for a long drawn out isolation, major events that were scheduled for 2020 have already been dropped or postponed indefinitely. The gears running the world has literally grinded to a halt and now everyone is grounded.  […]

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Classic cars are adopting future manufacturing tech

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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Suzuki celebrates its centenary

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”. It is one of those philosophical questions for the idle disappear up their own arse asking, so don’t think too much about it. Marketing execs at the Suzuki Motor Corporation, on the other hand, might […]

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Musings on the Past

When Hartge created a BMW-engined Mercedes

Did you know that famed BMW tuner Hartge is no more? Don’t worry if you didn’t, not many are aware. 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 from a Chinese importer of Hartge parts, and […]

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Goodbye BMW i8 – the trailblazer that didn’t move with the times

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 […]