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What classic car should be restomodded next?

At last, someone has said the phrase me and probably half a dozen blokes dosed up in 1970s rally nostalgia has been waiting for, “Make Lancia Great Again”. Strangely it didn’t come from Lancia, operator of the world’s saddest website. Instead, it came from a 32-year old Italian entrepreneur and avid car collector Eugenio Amos […]

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Unlucky No.8

In a rapidly fragmenting car market that is occupied by a handful of big players who have each pledged to launch a new model at an exhausting rate of one almost every month, it won’t be surprising if there will be a few that will fall through the cracks of our collective consciousness. That said, […]

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Audi’s PB18 e-tron concept is a welcoming view of the future

With an average participant net worth of a small tax haven, Pebble Beach has earned a reputation as the poshest event on the motoring calendar. A reputation that has caught the attention of carmakers who now roll out their most expensive creations under that inviting Californian sky in hopes to get their affluent audiences to […]

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Bugatti Divo costs two Chirons, sold out immediately

You got to hand it to Stephan Winkelmann, that man has a golden touch when it comes to dealing with super-exclusive, ultra-high-end cars. It could be those immaculate sideburns or millimetre-perfect suits, that gives him the power to hold sway over extremely wealthy punters to part them of their millions for heavily rebodied special edition […]

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Jaguar will build all-electric E-Types

Ever since Jaguar and Land Rover became merged at the hip, following their acquisition by Tata, they have never been shy of banging on about their history and heritage. However when Jaguar Classic unveiled an E-Type that was converted to run on an all-electric drivetrain, many were left dumbfounded and concerned that Jaguar’s retrospective focus […]

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The Kia Stinger is good for you, and good for all of us

The Motor Muse isn’t one to give car-buying recommendations on the official basis that this site isn’t about car reviews and I can’t really be bothered about giving any recommendations – but in reality, it is because The Motor Muse is as influential as your average tin foil hat wearer and probably just as sane. […]

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The world’s cheapest car is dead

Whether by sheer coincidence or by the mysterious and nefarious machinations of an uncaring universe, production of the world’s cheapest car came to an end right on the first day of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It’s a slice of irony so thick and palatable that it could plug the divide in social inequality. […]

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Nissan GT-R50 parallels another Italian-Nissan partnership

If there is a performance car that can be best described as utterly indomitable it is the Nissan GT-R. 11 years since its debut the GT-R is still considered one of the quickest cars on the road with a devastating effectiveness at turning horsepower into real world pace that few can rival even today. Like […]

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Are motoring reviews hopeless?

It is true that motoring journos have the best job in the world. It’s not so much of the glam and fast cars, but by virtue of simply being a career path that easily scores the three crucial “P”s, living out a passion, serving a purpose, and – all the while – getting paid for […]

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How an Audi quashed my quasi-racer dreams

Like all-you-can-eat buffets, popstar crushes, and tequila shot benders, quasi-racers are one of those things you tend to grow out of as the years wear on. Treats that will tend to leave more unwelcomed reminders on your body than pleasant memories in your head the older you get. And like the realisation that a morning […]