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Ferrari’s Purosangue SUV will sell, because it’s a Ferrari

From the numerous reports that have been written over the past few months, it is no surprise that Ferrari will produce their own SUV. But here is a depressing thought; Ferrari’s new SUV – the upcoming ‘Purosangue’ will sell, and probably sell more than enough to line Maranello’s pockets to ensure the viability of its […]

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I swore off the MX-5, only to buy another MX-5

If the considerable number of unopened bottles of wine in my cabinet is any sign, it is that I’m quite unlikely to be an alcoholic. This isn’t some humble bragging of being “high on life” and “not needing alcohol to have fun”, I’m very much a social drinker who doesn’t need a moment’s encouragement to […]

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Electric cars won’t save the world from climate change

Amidst all the news and recent activism over the ongoing catastrophe from our decades-long habit of dumping plastic in the ocean, the United Nations has raised the alarm to remind the world of the greatest challenge of our time, climate change. Despite all the headway made in getting nations to agree to The Paris Agreement […]

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This week’s best reveal wasn’t at Paris

For anyone with a passing interest in cars, you’d know that this week is one of the biggest weeks on the calendar as the main European motor show event kicks off in Paris. Even though this year’s event is notably smaller with several brands opting to sit out the show, the show floor was still […]

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Jaguar sets a lap record at a forgotten circuit; should we care?

Ever since Renault set a Nürburgring lap record for a front-wheel drive car with the Megane RS Trophy back in 2011, car manufacturers have started punting their products around in hopes of bagging some that sweet Nürburgring prestige for themselves. Since then there have been titles for the fastest four-door car, fastest estate, fastest electric […]

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The fool’s gold of autonomous technology

Late last year a New York-based beverage producer managed to raise its stock price by an incredible 500%. How did it do it? Did they hatch an evil plan to control the world’s supply of sugar? Do they have Coke’s secret to peddle liquified cocaine? No, what they did was an even greater stroke of […]

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Are we overhyping Gordon Murray?

If there is one thing about spouting automotive opinion in the Anglo world is that you don’t throw shade on the British parade. Even if you are a mullet-wearing republican puritan cowboy, you’d be wise to show some tact and at least extol the off-road prowess of a Land Rover and the handling superiority of […]

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How the manual transmission died

Recently, lamentations were heard coming from motoring enthusiast sites in The States over Audi USA’s decision to drop the last manual option from their line-up. At this point should we be surprised that a brand that once gifted the world the R8’s open shifter is devoid of manuals or should we be more surprised that […]

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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, […]