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McLaren 650S GT3. Inside the machine

RaceWednesday, December 17th, 2014

The McLaren 650S GT3 made its competitive debut at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hours. crankandpiston.com decided to dive in for a close look. As is often the case when it releases...

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Ronin RS 211. Frankenstein Lotus Elise

LifestyleTuesday, December 16th, 2014

What started as a standard Lotus Elise has evolved into a 680bhp monster. When Frank Profera bought a Lotus Elise in 2005, he planned to fiddle with the suspension a bit....

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Aston Martin Works’ 60th anniversary Vanquishes

RoadTuesday, December 16th, 2014

Aston Martin Works produces six special edition Vanquishes to mark its birthday. As we head into 2015, Aston Martin Works is preparing to celebrate its 60th anniversary at its Newport Pagnall...

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Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Merc’s X6

RoadMonday, December 15th, 2014

Hey look, it’s the Mercedes-Benz BMW X6. Mercedes-Benz has decided to jump on the BMW X6 bandwagon, and it’s doing so with this – the GLE Coupè. Mercedes describes the GLE...

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Toyota 86 TRD. 60 years in the making

RoadMonday, December 15th, 2014

Those of you who read about the brand new TRD 86 Cup and are now wondering ‘yes, that’s all well and good, but what if I wanted the Cup car for...

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Help make these Lego Caterhams a reality

LifestyleSaturday, December 13th, 2014

With your help, we can all buy these Lego Caterhams. Who likes Lego? We like Lego. If you can’t afford to build a real car, it’s the next best thing, and...

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Ford confirms all-new global Focus RS

RoadFriday, December 12th, 2014

Brace yourself, hot hatch fans – an all-new Ford Focus RS is coming, and this time everyone gets it. Ford has announced that not only is an all-new Focus RS in...

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Pocket Monster. 362bhp Audi RS3 Sportback

RoadFriday, December 12th, 2014

The RS3 Sportback, the new super-hot hatch from Audi, will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015. It seems like only a short while ago that a hot hatchback...

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Infiniti teases new Q60 concept

RoadFriday, December 12th, 2014

The Q60 Concept gives us a preview of the next Infiniti Q60, or G37 Coupe if you’re not up with the latest names. Infiniti has given us a sneaky peak at...

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2014/2015 Toyota TRD 86 Cup. Back to grassroots

RaceThursday, December 11th, 2014

This year, the region’s 2014/2015 motorsport season welcomes a new addition. Alongside the already established Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup Middle East, Radical Middle East Cup and Formula Gulf 1000 race series,...

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Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG. DRIVEN

RoadThursday, December 11th, 2014

Don’t let the obvious styling similarities to the CLS 63 fool you. With the CLA 45, Mercedes-Benz and AMG have actually gone quite sensible. A glance at the model’s spec sheet...

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VIDEO. 1986 Audi S1 Quattro replica

RaceWednesday, December 10th, 2014

crankandpiston.com gets up close and personal with this meticulously constructed replica of a 1986 Audi S1 Quattro, that of Group B rallying fame. Any of you familiar with Group B rallying...