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Musings on the Past

Mercedes-Benz CLR – The most disastrous Le Mans car in history

We are three-quarters into 2020 and it is only now that this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans gets underway. It was originally scheduled for June but postponed when the cough heard around the world started getting around. Speaking of things that didn’t go according to plan, let’s wind the clock to 1999 and examine […]

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Musings on the Motoring World

Is this the end of the road for big luxury coupes?

There is an often-quoted curse that goes something like this: “May you live in interesting times”. That sounds encouraging, but it is not. The implication being that “interesting times” are often tumultuous and filled with uncertainty. If your business is the automotive one, we are certainly living through such times as nobody is certain where […]

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Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series – AMG’s Rock & Roll Ways is Back

You don’t need an economics degree to know that the more you have of something, the less meaningful it becomes. For a name that appeared just five times in 14 years, Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series still stirs the masses. Then again it is easy to get emotional over anything blessed by Mercedes’ horsepower merchants at AMG. […]

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The Hyper Hatch: Have we reached peak car?

The world is a complicated place. Often times too complicated for our primate brains, which is why we like to use buzzwords. Snappy words like ‘big data’, ‘clickbait’, and ‘disruptor’, serve to simplify big concepts. Though it is sometimes used to romanticise seemingly simple definitions, like the word ‘supercar’.  Like many buzzwords, ‘supercar’ is easy […]

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The CLS in the new Mercedes-Benz CLS isn’t right

Ignore the title for a moment and just savour Mercedes-Benz’s new CLS in all its glory. It looks absolutely stunning, and it should be. The four-door coupe is the only 21st-century niche that has enthusiasts getting all excited over, and even if it ended up as a botched nose job on an E-Class, it would […]