Setting the record at the Nurburgring ruins cars..." - James May Yes, Captain Slow argued his point in the first season of their new show, The Grand Tour. He said that cars developed in the Nurburgring - like the BMW M4 GTS - turns out to be crap cars in real world use. And Clarkson … [Read more...]
Il Divo, The New Bugatti Chiron
So you have had your hands on the Bugatti Chiron. Poor you. If you had waited just a little bit longer, you could've had the car we're going to talk about today: the Chiron Divo. Sadly, we haven't much to talk about this car since details are still sketchy. What we can tell you, though, is that … [Read more...]
In Alieno Territory
As you may well have known, I am an avid fan of Jeremy Clarkson and his doodads. And I agree with him that you needn't much power to have fun in a car. That is why all I want to have is a 197-bhp Alfa Romeo Giulia. It's the cheapest petrol variant of the storied Italian marque but it is very far … [Read more...]
2 of 10 Ferrari J50’s Delivered
Does anybody here know what a Ferrari J50 is? No? I don't either. But reports are surfacing that already two of the allocated 10 cars have already been delivered.And you might ask, "So what?" If you must know Ferrari started taking orders for the J50 in 2016. That is a full two years before … [Read more...]
Exploding Takata Airbags, Again
Gone are the days when exploding engines were the norm in supercars. Porsche had its heyday with the 996. But in the days of high technology, we are facing something far more dangerous: exploding airbags. These latest reports were from Ferrari. But for those not keeping score, Takata makes airbags … [Read more...]
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
Yes, I could not think of a much more exciting sounding title. So, there you go. What it is is the last hurrah for the DBS nameplate we teased you about. But to our confusion, it was really teased as the Vanquish Supeleggera - which would've been a much prettier name. Also we reported back then … [Read more...]
Autonomous Vehicle Drives Better Than I Do
Let me just put it out there. Pedestrians, and people in general, are unpredictable. And more often than not, unpredictably stupid. So there I was, driving. Then people start showing up out of nowhere. They cross the road without care. They ignore traffic signs at will. Ooh, someone sent them a … [Read more...]
Aston Martin Vanquish Superleggera Spied
The past few days have been filled with Italian exotic super cars. We are now going back on home turf with this: The Aston Martin Vanquish Superleggera. What is it? It is the final model to be produced as Aston Martin's flagship model will wave goodbye next year. But unlike the old Vanquish that … [Read more...]
Last of a Dying Breed, Aston Martin V600
Lots of naked Carbon fiber. Lots of power. And lots of exclusivity. The V12 Vantage V600 is the last hurrah for pure sports cars. I thought the Vantage was just renewed? Well, yes. this is not the new V8 Vantage we are talking about. Rather we are talking about the DB9-derived, last generation … [Read more...]
Holy Cow! The Pope’s Lamborghini will be Up for Grabs!
Or should we say, holy bull? Pope Francis' Bianco Monocerus Lamborghini Huracan will be sold of at auction on 12 May at RM Sotheby's in Monaco. But the pope never intended to drive the car around Vatican and leave burn marks around the Sistine Chapel, he simply signed on the hood so that it … [Read more...]
A New Heart for a New BMW M2
The new BMW M2 Competition has been released and it has a new engine under the bonnet. And then some. As we all know – because we have leaked information a few weeks back – the BMW M2 Competition will be supplanted with its bigger sister’s 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6, the S55. There is a … [Read more...]
BMW M2 Competition Coming Soon!
Mark your calendars. The reveal date of the most awaited BMW M2 Competition is set on April 25. Ahead of that day, BMW has already given us a glimpse of how it will look like. Oh, goodie! Aside from the images BMW revealed that under the bonnet will no longer be a souped-up N55, but a de-tuned … [Read more...]
A Rundown of The 88th Geneva Auto Show (Part 2)
Italdesign Zerouno So you are bored with your 'regular' Audi R8 but you want more of the same thing. What to do? You get an Italdesign Zerouno. Oh, wait. That's already sold out. Because Italdesign only made five for about $1.6 million a pop. Don't you worry because Italdesign will now make … [Read more...]
A Rundown of The 88th Geneva Auto Show (Part 1)
The Polestar 1 Volvo has long since started downsizing everything to a 2.0-liter inline-4 for both diesel, and petrol models. And now they've added a hybrid powertrain to take advantage of that flexible 2-liter lump. Volvo's inline-4 is pretty flexible. They have done it turbocharged, … [Read more...]
New Supra Specs Leaked!
The new Nissan GT-R is anything but new. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X has gone bust; the next one will likely not exist. Subaru's "new" WRX STI RA JL FTW OOTD TTYL NBA FIFA has more letters in its name than torque and is also relatively more expensive than a BMW 340i - which has more power and … [Read more...]
No V-8 Here. Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 is an Inline-6.
Mercedes-Benz unveiled their new CLS-class at the Los Angeles Auto Show with the CLS450. But unusually for Mercedes, it hadn't mentioned an AMG version. Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG boss, said that instead of an AMG CLS 63 there will be a CLS 53.It will be powered by a 3.0-litre … [Read more...]
The McLaren Senna: the Ultimate Road-Legal Track Car
“You commit yourself to such a level where there is no compromise. You give everything you have; everything, absolutely everything.” Ayrton Senna The McLaren Senna has been designed, engineered and developed with single-minded purpose: to be the ultimate McLaren track-concentrated car for the … [Read more...]
Some People Just Don’t Like a Noisy Lamborghini
ife ain't fair. At one point you may be having sushi with Keeley Hazell, often times you're having a bad hair day. So what do you do then? You read a book, you eat, then you sleep thinking that all will be well when you wake up. On a sun shiny day, however, someone must have a really awful day. … [Read more...]
The Dumbest Jeep Driver Ever??
This Jeep Wrangler's owner must've been sick, high, or full of himself. Or all of the above. Often times off-road vehicles are built by throwing parts at your regular SUV or truck. Rarely do they come stock. That brings us neatly to the door of this 2005 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The Rubicon badge … [Read more...]
10 Of The Most Expensive Cars
Some people simply must have the best. And most of the time these people associate the word "best" with a number followed by six zeroes. "It is expensive. It must be best and I want one!" Such thinking is mostly linked to cars. Because no one really cares if you have a yatch or a private plane. Or … [Read more...]
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