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Could battery-swapping solve EV ownership problems?

In the rush to fix our planet before we collectively get steamed to perfection in the planetary sized boiler of our own doing, politicians have been cranking up the rhetoric while policymakers have been busting their heads on coming up with a realistic solution idealist and realist can agree on, especially when it comes to […]

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Why SUVs are popular, and how MPVs will dominate our roads

To most North Americans and Europeans the Lexus LM might be the most misleading acronym since a bunch of Filipino religious separatists started calling themselves after a porn genre. Though “LM” is generally read as “Le Mans”, one look at Lexus’ new LM luxury MPV would be enough for anyone to confirm that it won’t […]

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The demise of the BMW’s 3 Gran Turismo is a bad omen

The BMW 3 Gran Turismo is dead. It is with a fair amount of certainty that there will be no reactions of shock and denial at the news, rather many would be trying hard to recall its stumpy visage, the more emphatic will wonder if we should care. News of the 3GT end came on […]

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The spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 is finally nigh

Our collective dissonance between reality and our perception of it really demonstrates that we aren’t great students of history. Despite The Daily Mail’s best efforts to convince us of its miserable worldview, the truth is that the historical record proves that we have solved most of history’s pressing issues to the point that we kind […]

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Why Koenigsegg Jesko’s 9-speed LST gearbox is a big deal

For the successor of a car that held five production car records, Koenigsegg’s Jesko (“Yes-co”) certainly fired up the public’s imagination with its amazing collection of figures. 1177kW from a new flat-plane twin-turbo V8, max downforce of 1400kg for a car with a kerb weight of 1420kg, and a possible top speed of over 480km/h […]

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How the Tonale concept SUV might mark the return of beautiful Alfa Romeos

There are a few tenets of automotive enthusiast circles that are absolutes. Nothing truly aspirational can be found in four-cylinders, Ayrton Senna is basically Jesus, and it is rude to criticise Alfa Romeo. If the automotive world were comics, Alfa Romeo is basically young Matt Murdock, descended from competitive fighting stock, down on its luck […]

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Ferrari’s F8 Tributo is a placeholder for the company’s next-gen cars

A new Ferrari usually comes around once in a blue moon, but even the more diehard of Tifosi were certainly surprised by the introduction of the new F8 Tributo, though not for reasons of witnessing a new Ferrari. Even though Ferrari will always proclaim every new Ferrari as brand spanking new, the more eagle-eyed observers […]

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Bugatti La Voiture Noire pays tribute to the most valuable car yet to be found

What is Bugatti without a bit of excess? And while various tuners and Koenigsegg will eventually come along to lay claim to power and top speed records, the Molsheim-based manufacturer has pulled no stops to lay claim to the title of the most expensive new car ever made with the exquisitely titled and magnificently dressed […]

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It is time to resurrect the Shooting Brake

With the rush to release an ever increasing number of new model ranges every year, it seems that car makers are basing more of their decisions on elevator pitches. If it isn’t raised or comes fitted with some sort of miracle electric drivetrain that humbles the supercar royalty at the exit of every Cars and […]

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Mazda wants to go premium – can they really pull it off?

The Japanese bubble-era of 1986 to 1991 was one of the great defining moments in automotive history. It was the era that inflated the Japanese economy with so much spending power that the Japanese car companies threw caution to the wind and carried out some truly stunning engineering feats. Feats like the original Lexus LS, […]