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Aston Martin Callum Vanquish 25 – A designer’s restomod

My parents used to say, “You don’t get second chances in an exam”. That much is true, you don’t get to go back and correct your work. However, if you work for a car company, second chances are plenty, it is usually called a voluntary recall. Though you will never see recalls for rectifying aesthetics […]

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Jaguar has a solution to the touchscreen infotainment problem

I’m not a fan of touchscreen infotainment systems in cars. Let’s get that out of the way first. I even made a whole rant about it as a guest writer on Wapcar.my. Furthermore, I suspect that I might not be the only one with this opinion. Many are wising up to the difficulty of using […]

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1044kW Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV concept is an ‘all-purpose’ wonder

Nothing gets performance junkies excited over nothing than releasing a “motorsports concept”. Producing a motorsports concept is merely a “beer keg solution”. It is there for audiences to get its beer goggles on in hopes that its mundane product will be met with less apathy. Cynical writers such as yours truly are doubtful of its […]

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The Hyper Hatch: Have we reached peak car?

The world is a complicated place. Often times too complicated for our primate brains, which is why we like to use buzzwords. Snappy words like ‘big data’, ‘clickbait’, and ‘disruptor’, serve to simplify big concepts. Though it is sometimes used to romanticise seemingly simple definitions, like the word ‘supercar’.  Like many buzzwords, ‘supercar’ is easy […]

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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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Goodbye BMW i8 – the forgotten trailblazer

It doesn’t bode well for a top drawer performance car like the BMW i8 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 […]

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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 message people got from the data on the COVID-9 coronavirus infections. But, like leaving your toddler in the caring jaws of a Dingo, having to live amidst a “pandemic” is bound to trigger many in this […]