2000s: Pagani Zonda

If there was a word that would best sum up the Pagani Zonda and numerous insane variants it spawned over its lifespan from 1999 to 2011, it would be ‘pornographic’. Even in its original form, dubbed the C12, with a paltry 450bhp from its six-litre Mercedes-sourced V12, Zonda changed the supercar game in the 2000s. … [Read more…]

1990s – McLaren F1

The McLaren F1 is still the world’s fastest naturally aspirated production car, capable of a 390.7km/hr top speed, powered by a 627bhp 6.1-litre V12 sourced from BMW. The first production car (for a given value of “production”, since only 64 roadgoing models were made) to have a carbon fibre monocoque and employing the sort of … [Read more…]

1980s – Porsche 959

The Porsche 959 was the most advanced road ear of its day. It was so advanced that many of its features wouldn’t he unseemly in a supercar of today. Bear in mind this was a car that made its debut in 1985, at that year’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

1960s: Ferrari 250 GTO

Legend has it that Enzo Ferrari started building road cars as a necessary evil. He loved racing, but it cost a lot of money, hence the road car business. One of those necessary evils was the Ferrari 250 GTO, the first Ferrari to bear the hallowed three letters that would grace other legendary models such … [Read more…]

1950s: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL was launched in 1954. A roadgoing version of the carmaker’s W194 racecar, the Gullwing, as it’s more popularly known, was ahead of its time. Beneath its bonnet lurked a direct-injection three-litre inline-six engine lifted almost wholesale from the W194.

Ravi Puvvala’s Outstanding Plans For Savari

Our company s position is you can’t build a truly autonomous car without vehicle-to-X technology,” declares Ravi Puvvala, CEO of Savari. But just what is Savari and who is Ravi Puvvala? Savari builds vehicle-to-X solutions, the technology that allows vehicles and transport infrastructure (for example, traffic lights) to talk to each other. Or to put … [Read more…]

Rolls-Royce: Amazing Upgrades For Luxurious Rides

Sweptail (US$12.8 million, RM57.6 million) is an achingly gorgeous piece of machinery that showcases Rolls-Royce’s immortal coach-building expertise. A brushed aluminium piece frames the dignified face and leads into the hand-polished Pantheon grille. Along the sides, a combination of concave surfaces and mild flaring of the wheel arches lend a taut appearance which culminates in … [Read more…]

London Taxi Has A Surprising New Look

A new, electrified London taxi has been revealed – with its designers accepting that reinterpreting such an iconic design “is bound to prompt arguments”. Called the LEVCTX, it has been built and developed by the London Taxi Company, which has been renamed the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) and is owned by Volvo’s Chinese parent, … [Read more…]