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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 […]

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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 […]