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A two-seater F1 car is the best way to experience Formula 1

Formula One is many things. It is entertainment, it is the pinnacle of motorsports, it is a rich man’s past time, or it can be all of that. But is it a sport? Critics often lambast the riches the stratosphere of F1 drivers are being showered with, wondering how hard can it be to drive […]

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Remembering Ferdinand Piëch – the greatest car tsar

Ferdinand Karl Piëch, the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, chief architect of Volkswagen’s rise to global domination, and mastermind behind some of the most impressive feats of automotive engineering in history has passed away in Bavaria last Sunday. He was 82-years old.  The term “industry titan” is often thrown around for any corporate captain, but Piëch’s […]

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Aerodynamics will reshape supercars to come

What does the Brabham BT62, Lotus Evija, and Pininfarina Battista have in common? Nothing, if you can tell them apart. Line all three side-by-side and any casual observer will likely mistake them as the work of the same carmaker, or even mere variants of the same model. More compelling is the fact that all three, […]

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20 years of the Porsche 911 GT3: The car that started a craze

Welcome to the year of our Lord 2019, where Jaguar can sell you a stripped out four-door sedan with two race-harness equipped front seats and a massive roll cage in place of its rear seats with the headlining boast of lapping the Nordschleife quicker than a Ferrari Enzo. Truly it is a time to be […]

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RIP Jaguar XJ – What went wrong?

It is peculiar that in today’s marketing-saturated world where every big-name product is celebrated with the sort of adoration previously reserved for royalty, that Jaguar chose to shuffle the XJ out to pasture last month without so much of a whimper. It is almost as though the big old cat was spirited away to a […]

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Quiet competency – The truth about the Toyota Camry

Sunset. To our knowledge, it is nothing more than particles of light being broken and scattered as it travels through the earth’s atmosphere. To our eyes, it results in a magnificent flourish of colours that seemingly breathes life into the clockwork certainty of existence. By our own experience, it serves as an epilogue to the […]

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60 years of the Mini – The icon that couldn’t be succeeded

It speaks volumes that the adherents to the belief that “progress is threatening the things we treasure” are either car enthusiasts or religious fundamentalists. Not that it is entirely unhealthy, everyone needs a higher ideal to look towards to, even if that statement is largely untrue when it comes to cars.  Despite all the despair […]

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Are rear-wheel-drive layouts becoming redundant?

There is certainly an air of smugness hanging over Porsche’s headquarters when Ferrari unveiled a new plug-in hybrid range-topper known as the SF90 Stradale. At its heart lies a 574kW twin-turbo V8 – an evolution of that used in the F8 Tributo – which is aided by a trio of electric motors, two being attached […]

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No, the BMW Vision M Next will probably not be the next i8

Just a few days after publishing a short conjecture on whether supercars are still relevant, in reference to BMW M Division’s insistence on not building a supercar, BMW teased an upcoming supercar concept known as the Vision M Next. Fast forward a few weeks to the present and the covers are lifted off the unexpected […]

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Are supercars relevant to the mainstream car makers?

We might be shy of a year from a brand new decade, but it is still debatable whether BMW has ended their niche carving ways of the 2000s. Sure the 3 Gran Turismo and MINI Paceman are dead, but then again we have the diminutive X2 coupe SUV, so don’t hold off that invention just […]