Gurkha: High Performance Regardless Of The Surface

THE INDIAN MARKET has had a dearth of ‘proper SUVs’ under the sub-10 lakh mark. With the Thar, Mahindra managed to capture the imagination of the buyer who needs a second car for the weekends to go adventure hunting Force Motors is following the same route. The Pune-based manufacturer have put their Rain Forest Challenge … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Toyota Versus Mazda: The Ultimate Speed Show-Off

REFRESHMENT COMES IN MANY forms. Last night’s cold pint in the Y Pengwern guest house certainly met the criteria. The gale-force weather in north Wales this morning is refreshing, too, albeit less welcome as it tries to strip the hat from my head and turns evo photographer Aston Parrott’s tripod into something from an HG … [Read more…]