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Musings on the Past

Here are the convoluted origins of McLaren’s signature design

With Europe tightening the thumbscrews on emissions, McLaren has taken the hybrid-pill with its first series-production hybrid, the McLaren Artura. And no, it isn’t a 720S stuffed with a big battery. The Artura features a smaller 430kW 3-litre twin-turbo V6 with a 70kW electric motor. Other all-new technical bits include its twin-clutch, differential, and carbon-fibre […]

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Musings on the Past

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale – Why did time forget Alfa Romeo’s apex supercar?

After seven years in production, Alfa Romeo’s promising little carbon-fibre chassis sports car, the 4C, is taking a bow. In commemoration, the Italian automaker will round off production with the 4C Spider 33 Stradale Tributo special edition. Named so, and inspired by Alfa Romeo’s legendary 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale. The bulk of the […]

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Musings on the Motoring World

How A Game-changing Grille Led To Everything Wrong In 21st-century Car Design

1999 was a great time to be alive. The excitement of crossing into a new allegorical millennium was nigh. As were the Y2K hysterics that banks would delete money and planes fall out of the sky the moment the calendar goes from “99” to “00”. Unbeknownst to the rest of the world as it was […]