Me And My Car: Beetle nut

Video game developer Cash Ong spends his days creating mobile entertainment for others. But in his own time, he finds joy in something a lot more tangible – a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle which he has owned since 1999. It is the 47-year-old’s second Beetle. He had a 1961 Baja Beetle – a version made for offroad use – when he […]

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Treasure hunter

In the summer of 2018, Englishman Paul Mitchell was at his home just outside of London, planning a round-the-world trip to celebrate his upcoming 40th birthday. He started surfing travel websites leisurely, but ended up on Google Maps frantically trying to locate a particular carpark in Singapore. Something had caught his eye on a travel blog. Among parked cars in […]

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Fast Lane: Facelifted BMW 5-series include plug-in hybrid

Facelifted BMW 5-series include plug-in hybrid BMW has unveiled its facelifted 5-series. The car sports new LED headlights, a new (and bigger) grille, three-dimensional rear lights and trapezoidal tailpipes. Variants include the BMW 530e, a plug-in hybrid with a 2-litre engine paired with a an electric motor and eight-speed autobox. Its combined output is 292hp and 420Nm, allowing the sedan […]

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Me And My Car: Beetle nut

Video game developer Cash Ong spends his days creating mobile entertainment for others. But in his own time, he finds joy in something a lot more tangible – a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle which he has owned since 1999. It is the 47-year-old’s second Beetle. He had a 1961 Baja Beetle – a version made for offroad use – when he […]

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Fast Lane: Bentley offers extreme customisation for Mulliner Bacalar

Bentley offers extreme customisation for Mulliner Bacalar Bentley’s Mulliner Bacalar offers an unprecedented level of customisation. Each of the 12 cars produced will be “totally unique”, even as work on the new car is paused until Bentley’s Crewe headquarters reopens. The “Fulton” is one example of how customers can customise the car. Its rich lacquer red paintwork reveals the car’s […]

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Simon Pagenaud wins IndyCar’s 1st virtual race on an oval – The Denver Post

IndyCar’s virtual return to Michigan International Speedway mimicked the U.S. 500 at the start, when the current open-wheel racing stars mismanaged the green flag and triggered a spectacular crash. The accident in the opening seconds of the Chevrolet 275 iRacing event gave Saturday’s latest event a throwback feel. When CART fractured and IndyCar was born, the CART teams boycotted the […]

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Fast Lane: New Hyundai Avante expected in last quarter

New Hyundai Avante expected in last quarter Hyundai’s new Elantra – known as the Avante here – sports a “four-door coupe” look. It is thus longer, lower and wider compared with the previous sixth-generation model. Engine variants will include a hybrid featuring a 1.6-litre Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine paired with a 32kW electric motor powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery. The […]

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Tesla is not the only start-up disrupting the car business

FRANKFURT • For most of the last century, the car industry has been known more for shutdowns than start-ups. Brands such as Saab, Pontiac and Plymouth disappeared and not many took their places. But the advent of electric cars has provided a rare opportunity for new companies to challenge the automotive establishment. Tesla has shown that it is possible. Founded […]

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