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Remembering Peugeot’s wild Le Mans Prototype-inspired concepts

You’d think that having just pulled itself together from billion euro losses to billion euro profits, acquiring Vauxhall-Opel, and now busy stitching itself up with FCA’s portfolio of brands, that PSA would want to take a breather to get its affairs in order. But no, PSA Motorsports has confirmed that it will, instead, return to […]

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Can the PSA-FCA merger escape Marchionne’s legacy?

After years of courting General Motors and Renault, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has finally found a willing – and suitable – partner to settle down and merge with in the form of the PSA Groupe. Could this courtship be the match made in heaven or destined to be on the highway to hell?  On the balance […]

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Is the BMW 4 Concept a beauty for our time?

It is a rule that at every gathering there always has to be that one awkward individual. Whether by accident or by design, there will be someone who will stand out from the crowd for all the wrong reasons. If the individual in question was a car, and the event was the 2019 Frankfurt Motor […]

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The Chiron Super Sport 300 is as fast as Bugatti will go, and that’s good

After years of artfully dodging questions of the Chiron’s top speed, Bugatti has finally laid down a top speed claim with the Chiron – smashing the 300mph barrier with a recorded top speed of 304.77mph, or 490.48km/h. Trouble is, the record attempt Chiron wasn’t exactly the run-of-the-mill model.  Sure Bugatti needed Michelin to provide a […]

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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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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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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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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 […]