Even in 2019, it runs on a naturally aspirated V8
Less powerful, that's what. Feels cruel to kick off a review of a Japanese performance coupe by noting that it's down on power, but in order to comply with ever more stringent emissions regulations, Lexus has had to revise the
We drive three prototypes
It's a fair point. Back when the world was young, Peugeot built an epochal supermini. Then spent three decades trying to do something that great again. Here's the latest attempt, and we've had a brief drive of three prototypes,
The new bike is here to usher in the era of electric riding
Quite possibly, although we thought you might be interested in this one. This is the Harley-Davidson LiveWire, a bike they started developing nine years ago, the first all-electric motorcycle from a company associated more with tattoos, leather vests, and thumping
The Stinger has arrived, and it’s here to stay
We're dreamers over here at Top Gear PH. Why else would we be in this line of work, if not to live out our fantasies of being around cars?If we had to guess, we'd say that the people over
Porsche gets a lot of things right here
Quite the opposite, I suspect. They got it a bit too right. The first one, launched back in 2015, was such a hit that it made the business case for this one a foregone conclusion. I suspect it'll now be a
The old car continues to offer something new
This is the new new new new new Nissan GT-R. By Nismo. It's a whopping 12 years since the R35 GT-R barged onto the scene and single-handedly created a whole new generation of Japanese performance car fans. Twelve
A look at the sixth-generation van
To say that the Toyota Hiace is a big deal for Filipinos is an understatement. Don't believe me? Then consider the fact that Toyota chose to have the world reveal of the current iteration-no, not just a regional launch, as
In short, which car does its job better?
Earlier this week, the Zupra zaw off the BMW Z4. Apologies. That didn't surprise me. I suspect that BMW never realized it was in a deadly head-to-head with Toyota-The Germans were just going through the motions of creating
A people-hauler with comfort in mind
Maxus is the latest newcomer to the Philippine automotive scene, debuting under the auspices of AC Automotive earlier this month. Thankfully, we didn't have to wait long to drive one of its vehicles. We got a chance to drive the G10
Is the new look all that it’s cracked up to be?
If I'm being honest, the idea of driving the Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm didn't exactly excite my inner motoring journalist. Not because I dislike the pickup, mind you. I'll get to that in a second. Rather, it's
Is the technology all it’s cracked up to be?
Much has been said and written about the Honda Civic Type R since its explosive debut in the country two years ago. During the 2017 Manila International Auto Show, it was the most fawned-over car in the building, with attendees jostling
“This feels like a cruiser first and foremost”
A bit rude. But partially correct. See the two together and Toyota has certainly made the proportions of the shared chassis underpinning the Supra and the Z4 work far more favorably to human eyes. The Z4's nicer in the metal than
American muscle that has lots of sporty credentials
Pinoys buying toothpaste say: Pabili nga po ng Colgate. Paper tissue is also referred to as 'Kleenex.' This is what strong branding can do. Products virtually become household names over time.The motorcycle world is not spared from this phenomenon, simply because
The 991’s last hurrah
Very well spotted. The new 992-generation Porsche 911 may currently be melting our expectations of how well-rounded a sports car can be, but the outgoing 991-gen hasn't quite retired yet. This 911 Speedster is its spectacular send-off-
The Yaris learns to chill
Whenever I book a Grab ride, I've come to dread what vehicle is selected for me. When I see it's a third-gen Toyota Vios, the most popular car model in the ride-hailing platform, I sigh and hope the
“It’s ‘how did mere humans build something this brutal’ fast”
An artillery division made of fireworks, aimed at your senses. The Pagani Huayra Roadster would still drop jaws and stop traffic if it had the engine from a VW Polo, but thanks to a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 from AMG
This is the Track Edition
The current generation Lexus RC F Coupe has lots to like-it's growling 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 and extraordinary build quality-but also two main failings: too much weight that's also too far forward. This can cause chronic
How good a car this is depends on how you spec it
The A-Class has become a huge seller for Mercedes-Benz in certain markets, so this replacement matters. It'll do well-the old one certainly had issues, but that didn't stop it.This is pretty much an all-new platform,
Is it still competitive in its segment?
It's no secret that we've been waiting for the refreshed Ford Everest's arrival for some time now. News of the new midsize SUV's arrival in neighboring Thailand came out in July last year, and we've already had
“The way Jag finds a way of balancing ride and handling is simply unmatched“
So much praise was lavished upon the Jaguar XE when it launched back in 2015. Its brand-new, lightweight mechanicals endowed it with a deft driving experience that embarrassed every single one of its rivals, but take a swift look at the
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