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The original Hummer wasn’t as big as many have been led to believe

Though enthusiasts decry the death of enthusiast sedans and sports cars, times have never been better for off-road fans. Every year since the debut of the 2017 Jeep Wrangler, we have welcomed an all-new Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, and the return of the Land Rover Defender and Ford Bronco. But that’s not all. This week itself will […]

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Will racing spec cars reveal who the best Formula One driver is? Yes, and No

“Who is the best Formula One driver?” is one of those questions where everyone has their answer. But not everyone can come to an agreement. Formula One pundits, historians, and statisticians will usually name one of a few handfuls of drivers. Fans, on the other hand, would prefer the good old gladiator treatment. Get all […]

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Formula One is losing its relevancy with Honda’s withdrawal

Though slapped together at the last minute, Formula One’s 2020 season isn’t short on drama. And if you are here for the drama, the biggest newsmaker isn’t to be seen on the track. Instead, it is happening behind the scenes following the announcement of Honda withdrawing from Formula One at the end of the 2021 […]

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BMW 128ti swoops down to take on the Golf GTI

Oh, what I give to be a fly on the wall of BMW’s product planning division? Not for reasons of corporate espionage. But simply to catch a glimpse of what goes through the minds of the brains within Munich. Particularly to hear the conversations that led up to the creation of this 11th-hour model, the […]

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Time to embrace the madness of the rally-ready Porsche Cayenne

If you love perusing second-hand car classifieds, it is depressing to see just how expensive some used cars have become. Five-figures for a high-mileage Honda EG Civic Type R? Six for a decent unmolested Toyota Mk4 Supra? Don’t ask questions because they “know what they’ve got”? Equally depressing are the used prices on early-2000 luxury […]

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Stefano Domenicali – The man who tamed The Bull

Just when you thought that the dramas of the 2020 season of Formula One couldn’t get any more exciting, it ratchets up a notch with the appointment of former Ferrari team principal, Stefano Domenicali, as the new chief executive of Formula One from next year. Formula One’s man in charge Already speculation of the sport’s […]

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Is the BMW M1000RR a true M model or a branded bike?

No doubt that BMW was already bracing for the internet storm that would engulf the MY2020 M3 and M4’s debut. As a token of goodwill, the company also rolled out a third M product as a surprise. Called the BMW M1000RR, BMW touts it as “the first M model from BMW Motorrad”. So, while the […]

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Peugeot 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered – Long Live the Prince!

Who would have foreseen BMW and PSA’s love-child, the “Prince” engine is still soldiering on in 2020? That’s not all. Despite BMW moving onto its own engines, the 1.6-litre Prince is still the top petrol option of PSA’s model range. And now it is used to power the company’s new performance flagship, the Peugeot 508 […]

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The big BMW kidney grille was a long time coming

After months of going through the five stages of grief, the worst fears of BMW commentators have come to fruition. The sixth-generation M3 and second-generation M4 have been blessed/cursed with a supersized interpretation of the BMW kidney grille. Many are acting as though the massive grilles is the biggest betrayal to what BMW design stood […]

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The Le Mans Hypercar class is not all hype anymore

In case you missed it. Last weekend saw the end of one of endurance racing’s most revolutionary categories, the Le Mans Prototype (LMP). As the chequered flag was waved in front of Toyota’s TS050 LMP1 car at the 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans, so too have the curtains dropped on an era that delivered […]