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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 […]

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Brabham scores the rarest of distinctions with its BT62

Just when you thought that the market for superlight, super quick supercars would be spoilt for choice, newcomer Brabham Automotive have stepped into the arena with their BT62 supercar, and the stats are something to behold. 710PS and 667Nm of torque from an in-house naturally-aspirated 5.4-litre dry-sump V8 engine, propelling a 972kg (dry) car made […]

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Ford’s move to axe all their cars is good news

April has been quite depressing for the car enthusiast. AMG has announced the inevitable end of its mega bi-turbo V12 engines, Mitsubishi says that the beloved Lancer name will continue on the back of an SUV, and Ford has announced that they will phase out their car model range in North America in favour of […]