A look at the past, present, and future of Pagani
Overtaken by a burgundy Citroen Xsara Picasso. The shame.The brutal cringe-gland-rupturing humiliation of it. This is Horacio Pagani's actual, personal Zonda: chassis number 006, the very car that graced the 2000 Geneva Motor Show stand-the first supercar
Two opposing forces in perfect harmony. Let’s end this tribal warfare—it’s okay to like both
If 2019 taught us anything, it's that the rise of the electric vehicle has created a car market that has never been more vibrant, diverse, or creative. The fact that the challenge of shifting four people around our planet can deliver
Some things go beyond the need to impress
I'm basking in the afternoon sun on a private beachfront property in Batangas, sipping copious amounts of beer well before 5pm, sharing laughs with friends from high school, some of whom I haven't seen in years. It's a reunion
It’ll be in the PH in 2020
In a market like the Philippines-a setting afflicted with claustrophobic roads and too-close-for-comfort parking spaces-the full-size SUV is an oddity. Practical, big-engined, massive-the segment's defining traits are words that rarely ever go together
Wondering what vehicle will best help outrun the apocalypse? Wonder no more
The apocalypse is coming. Not 'if' according to some bits of slightly gloomy Internet, but a definite 'when,' driven by a self-stimulating paranoia that imagines every flavor of Doomsday. The walking dead feature a bit. Chat-room rabbit holes involve viral
Would you pick this over the segment’s usual suspects?
The Philippines is a tough market for smaller auto manufacturers, dominated as it is by diesel-powered pickup-passenger vehicles (PPVs) from a limited number of brands. Six of the 10 best-selling cars in the country last year had diesel engines
Mazda’s latest crossover may just be its most stylish offering right now
Never mind the svelte, Jag-like Mazda 6, or the exotically alien Mazda 3 Sportback. The CX-30's perfectly proportioned haunches stand in stark contrast to most other crossovers on the market, or even in Mazda's showroom. And in the
A road trip in EV-loving China, to test out one novel solution to range anxiety
Forget free shampoos—this hotel room throws in the keys to 40 rare sports cars
The guilty stench of clutch hangs about the entrance of the world's only Mazda MX-5-themed hotel. I'm confident the pungent aroma of poor coordination isn't emanating from 'my' brand new MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition. The only
Because rally
The six hours from 5am on August 15, 2019. I'd like to tell you about them, although my reasoning is hardly honorable. You see, I chiefly want to tell myself about them, so when I get older and more decrepit, I
Think you’re handy in your fancy ‘modern’ cars? Ha! Try something old instead
Good lord, the smell. An unmistakable stench of gasoline and old leather. Exhaust fumes laden with really quite aggressive carbon dioxides fill the atmosphere. The engineers are nonchalantly chatting and laughing in the company of the Ferrari 308 idly blaring in front
Ford has a rich lineage of underdogs. Time for a family reunion
The water temperature's what I'm most concerned about.Turns out that's wrong. What I ought to be worrying about is fuel expansion and vaporization. But there's not a needle for that, so I watch the rising water gauge
“No one outside of the development team has experienced Vmax in a Chiron”
Speed is relative. If you've been lucky enough to fly off on holiday this year, you'll have done 240kph as you trundle down the runway, then cruised at 800-965kph as you battled with the tray table and in-flight
Fifty years of Nissan GT-R development culminates in a gold-tinted road trip
The veins in my eyes are throbbing. A sheen of stress sweat shines on my forehead, and I can feel my heartbeat in my temples. Midtown Manhattan in rush hour is-without exception-the worst place to drive a car I've
The future is bright, and so is this C-segment offering
Sitting in front of me is the all-new, fourth-generation, Philippine-spec Mazda 3, days from its local launch. Now, don't get me wrong-I consider myself lucky to be one of the first Filipinos to see it in the
The Vietnam War wasn’t won with firepower—it was down to one extraordinary road
Two in the morning. Dead of night.The mission, should I choose to accept it, is to relieve myself behind the nearest bush. Stopping me is a profoundly sweaty back welded to my tent, a perilous ladder descent in flip-flops, blackout
Aptitude tests, simulators, first-aid training—this is how Japan does driver education
I'm not the best driver. If anything, I'm probably the most scared and unconfident driver whose name has ever graced the Top Gear Philippines staff box. And despite my being part of the country's number one automotive publication for
We meet the people who’ve adopted the slow and low mentality of Chicano culture
You have to rewind back to '50s Southern California to find the not-so-humble beginnings of lowriding. Back then, young Mexican-Americans (Chicanos) in Los Angeles started using their cars not as a source of transport, but ethnic as statements. See,
I learned that with a small, rugged multi-cab
What's the most memorable car for you? Is it the one that's been with you for a few decades now? Is it the family car you grew up with? Is it the hand-me-down you got back in college?
To truly understand Japanese culture, you need to drive Toyota’s halo luxury product
Weddings, funerals, and the potential threat of jury duty: These are the only reasons I have a suit in my wardrobe. But today, it feels necessary to scrub up and have some sartorial decency.See, Toyota may have recently got into bed
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