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40 years ago, the most successful Mercedes-Benz S-Class debuted

Amidst the flurry of new production-ready metal that was rolled out for the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz managed to wow the crowds with the unveiling of its futuristic Vision EQS concept sedan. Many interpreted this concept as a glance into the future of what an all-electric S-Class would look like, although the EQC’s existence […]

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The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300 is as fast as Bugatti would go

How fast is the Bugatti Chiron? That has been a question Bugatti has been artfully dodging for years. This wasn’t because Bugatti couldn’t outdo Ferdinand Piech’s tour de force, the Veyron. Rather it was because Michelin was yet to deliver a tyre capable of satisfying the OHS gods. Nothing strikes fear into German engineering than […]

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20 years of the Porsche 911 GT3: The car that started a craze

Welcome to the year of our Lord 2019, where Jaguar can sell you a stripped out four-door sedan with two race-harness equipped front seats and a massive roll cage in place of its rear seats with the headlining boast of lapping the Nordschleife quicker than a Ferrari Enzo. Truly it is a time to be […]

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60 years of the Mini – Why the Mini could never be replicated today

It speaks volumes that the adherents to the belief that “progress is threatening the things we treasure” are either car enthusiasts or religious fundamentalists. Not that it is entirely unhealthy, everyone needs a higher ideal to look towards to, even if that statement is largely untrue when it comes to cars.  Despite all the despair […]

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Are rear-wheel-drive layouts becoming redundant?

There is certainly an air of smugness hanging over Porsche’s headquarters when Ferrari unveiled a new plug-in hybrid range-topper known as the SF90 Stradale. At its heart lies a 574kW twin-turbo V8 – an evolution of that used in the F8 Tributo – which is aided by a trio of electric motors, two being attached […]

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No, the BMW Vision M Next will probably not be the next i8

Just a few days after publishing a short conjecture on whether supercars are still relevant, in reference to BMW M Division’s insistence on not building a supercar, BMW teased an upcoming supercar concept known as the Vision M Next. Fast forward a few weeks to the present and the covers are lifted off the unexpected […]

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Are supercars relevant to the mainstream car makers?

We might be shy of a year from a brand new decade, but it is still debatable whether BMW has ended their niche carving ways of the 2000s. Sure the 3 Gran Turismo and MINI Paceman are dead, but then again we have the diminutive X2 coupe SUV, so don’t hold off that invention just […]

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What Citroën needs to build for the next 100 years

Hang around car circles long enough and you would have heard Clarkson’s famous “you can’t be a petrolhead until you have owned an Alfa” quip. That being the case, if a heart for Alfas will inject a little octane into your veins, then a curiosity for Citroëns would be administering a dose of octane for […]

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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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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 […]