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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
As BMW goes upmarket with its biggest SUV yet, we try to see where it fits in the motoring landscape
Does the world need another BMW X-Series model? This is running through my head as I stare at the beautiful, massive BMWs lined up in front of the Raffles hotel in Warsaw, Poland. There are over a dozen all-new X7s
Electric vs. petrol takes an interesting turn
Remember his musings on Catherine the Great and a horse? A personal fave. Or his April fool's joke claiming his (publicly listed) car company had gone totally bankrupt? Then there was the whole debacle around the rescue of that Thai football
In case you’re wondering, this is what a performance sedan is all about
It only takes a few moments for me to realize I'm driving something special. The control surfaces and where your body makes contact with the car should communicate the essence of the vehicle immediately. If, as a driver, you can tell
There’s no better vehicle for alien spotting than one that’s half-tank, half-smoke machine
A supercar designed for comfort
What you want is a specialist. If a business has a focus, you trust it. Dine at a restaurant with a long rambling menu and you're being a fool to yourself. Perhaps, somewhere in the world, the kitchen does exist that
We got to push these bad boys to the limit
I just had a thrilling weekend competing in the Vios Autocross Challenge in a Toyota Vios Cup Car! Who would've thought that a humble subcompact sedan would make for such an exhilarating racer?We all know the ubiquitous Toyota Vios. Introduced
A ’70s child’s take on the people’s car of today
As a child of the '70s, I had always thought of the Volkswagen brand as synonymous with the iconic Beetle. It was our first family car, and we simply called it the Volks. Our late father, many years later, would fondly recount
Blink, and you might miss the subtle details
I've been standing in front of the 2019 Honda Civic RS for several minutes, and I haven't quite realized it yet. Okay, so maybe I should be a little embarrassed, as a veteran motoring writer, not to have noticed the
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