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Autonomous cars and the perception of reality

As the clock counts down to the end of 2018 talking heads will definitely be going over the big events of the past 365 days. Most certainly there will be a lot of talking points when it comes to international events, politics, and a tiresome triade of celebrity gossip, but when it comes to tech […]

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Everything about the Vilner M3 is awesome, except its engine

Not too long ago The Motor Muse came up with a shortlist of cars that would be prime candidates for getting a full-on Singer-style restomod treatment. Filled with plenty of definitive but imperfect classics, one fairly obvious car absent from the list was the legendary BMW E30 M3, instead the E24 6-Series bagged the nomination […]

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2019 Mazda 3 – Mazda’s greatest gamble begins now

Traditionally the LA Auto Show isn’t the motor show that will dominate headlines, at least not on the scale of Detroit, Geneva or Shanghai. Think of it as the Oscar season to the summer blockbuster, only without the expected critical acclaim. This year, however, was a little different as the show made headlines with one […]

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David Morley’s opinion on driving simulators is wrong

The end of 2016, following the US presidential election and Brexit, will probably be remembered as one of the pivotal moments in public discourse. It was the year when the lexicon “echo chamber” entered the public conscience, and while it has been a word levelled at the public, it also serves as a sobering reminder […]

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Did Nissan engineer a coup to oust Carlos Ghosn?

If you want to write a thriller novel there are better settings to base it around than the boardroom of a 21st-century car company. Car companies of today are some of the most tightly regulated and highly scrutinised industries in the world today, with razor-thin margins and huge liabilities that pose little reward for rule […]

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How environmental determinism will give us a four-door Mustang

What a year 2018 was for car enthusiasts especially. It will definitely be remembered as a vintage year that gave us a whole host of tantalising new supercars, mind-bending electric performance cars, and glorious restomod classics, but don’t pour the champagne just yet, because the world is now poised on the brink of collapse with […]

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Electric Harley-Davidson LiveWire surges ahead of tradition

If all the news of the latest brace of all-electric SUVs from Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi isn’t enough to convince you that electric drivetrains are quickly gaining mainstream approval, nor would Camaro’s whimsical foray into electric crate engines with the eCOPO Camaro concept make you budge, then the public availability of Harley-Davidson’s new LiveWire electric […]

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Chevrolet’s eCOPO Camaro demonstrates a promising future

The narrative that muscle cars are nothing but big and silly straight line machines is as pervasive as it is misleading. Muscle cars are big and silly straight line platforms for owners to tweak, or drop in bigger engines, to go quicker in a straight line, and Chevrolet showed up to this year’s SEMA motor […]

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Austria lifts speed restrictions for electric vehicles, not speed limits

Good news electric car owners, the Austrian National Council has recently granted electric vehicles an exemption from speed restrictions on the country’s motorways, so now you can objectively show everyone that you are better than them simply by going faster. That being said, this isn’t a license for electric car drivers to go as their […]

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The McLaren Speedtail isn’t quite the F1’s spiritual successor

Ever since McLaren stepped back into the game of making road-going cars in 2010 it never could avoid being in the shadow of the colossal achievement that was the F1. Though through the eight intervening years, McLaren Automotive had charted a clear and definitive course away from the F1’s legacy, there has always been a […]