Chris Harris goes native in Australia, taking the HSV Maloo GTS – a ludicrously powerful ute – for a few slides. Over in Australia, the locals have a deep-seated love for the ute – basically a pick-up truck designed around a road car. They’re... Read more
New MINI John Cooper Works. Detroit Motor Show
MINI will show off the super-hot version of its latest hatchback at the Detroit Motor Show. A year after the release of the latest-generation MINI, the company is back at the Detroit Motor Show to reveal its steroid-enhanced sibling – the new MINI John... Read more
VIDEO. RC Toyota 86 TRD street race
crankandpiston.com goes street racing with a pair of radio controlled Toyota 86 TRDs Having taken a closer look at the brand new Toyota 86 TRD (which celebrates the launch of Toyota Racing Developments in the UAE), we were keen to see how it faired... Read more
Clio Renaultsport 200 Turbo. DRIVEN
crankandpiston.com puts the new Renault Clio R.S. 200 Turbo through its paces on one of its favourite stretches of winding tarmac, Jebel Hafeet. It’s 5am, the crankandpiston.com team is a stone’s throw from Jebel Hafeet’s oft-visited stretch of winding, mountainous tarmac, and the air... Read more
How to build the world’s most powerful 2-litre fo...
Mercedes’ CLA 45 AMG gets a massive 355bhp from its 2-litre engine. How? A few years ago, car manufacturers started introduced a new generation of 2-litre, four-cylinder powered cars that, for the first time, had a power output of more than 200bhp. “This is... Read more
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