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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 […]

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Volkswagen selling Bugatti to Rimac might be for the best

On any other occasion, I would take industry gossip with a heavy helping of salt. Dead Sea levels of salt. But when CAR Magazine’s Georg Kacher gets a scoop, I’d tend to listen. His latest exclusive claims that the Volkswagen Group is planning to sell Bugatti to Rimac. Not only does it sound audacious but […]

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At long last, the 240Z returns with the Nissan Z Proto

I hate to use the term “at long last” when describing the launch of an eagerly anticipated model. What’s the rush? You’d think that it’s better to let creators take their time perfecting the end product? However, the unveiling of the Nissan Z Proto concept car certainly deserves that descriptor, even though it has been […]

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Is this the end of the road for big luxury coupes?

There is an often-quoted curse that goes something like this: “May you live in interesting times”. That sounds encouraging, but it is not. The implication being that “interesting times” are often tumultuous and filled with uncertainty. If your business is the automotive one, we are certainly living through such times as nobody is certain where […]

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Maserati MC20 – A new chapter or a hard reset?

What you are looking at is a new chapter in one of the most illustrious names in automotive history. Or so its makers would like us to believe. An all-new, carbon-fibre supercar armed with a Maserati-developed 463kW mid-engine twin-turbo V6, the Maserati MC20 is what its makers hope will bury its posh and plush past […]

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Tesla is the most dangerous car company in the world right now

Pardon the “click-bait” title, and don’t be alarmed. Your Tesla isn’t planning to mow down schoolchildren and Elon Musk won’t be CEO of Space anytime soon. Don’t listen to that type of hysterical fearmongering. The most harm your Tesla can do is redefine the meaning of a “drive-in movie” with a semi-truck. From a health […]

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Ferrari ceases production of its strangest model

Ever since Luca Cordero di Montezemolo ascended to the throne of Ferrari SpA in 1991, there has never been a boring Ferrari. A true Italian blue-blood, Montezemolo had the golden touch to turn Ferrari from a builder shoddy exotics into a purveyor of God’s chariots on earth. Nearly every model since the F355 has been […]

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BMW ActiveHybrid models return with the 45e designation

Whether it was started to stand apart from its peers or just out of sheer rebellion against the zeitgeist, the BMW ActiveHybrid series was one of the more interesting, if less celebrated, experiments BMW ever conducted. Yet, it is one that many might not even remember it even existed. Can’t blame them for that though, […]

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Gordon Murray has done it again with the GMA T.50

The world may be going to hell in a handbasket, but you know what? It is all going to be okay, for in the year of Our Lord 2020 a true successor to the McLaren F1 is upon us. And who better to deliver unto us a proper successor than the man who designed the […]

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series – AMG’s Rock & Roll Ways is Back

You don’t need an economics degree to know that the more you have of something, the less meaningful it becomes. For a name that appeared just five times in 14 years, Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series still stirs the masses. Then again it is easy to get emotional over anything blessed by Mercedes’ horsepower merchants at AMG. […]