Max Verstappen - Action

When Formula 1 demonstrations go wrong

RaceMonday, September 1st, 2014

Max Verstappen makes an auspicious – and expensive – Formula 1 debut run by crashing his Toro Rosso STR7 an official demonstration in Rotterdam. He is far from the first to...

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Toyota 86 + Subaru BRZ = Awesome

RoadMonday, September 1st, 2014

What is the secret behind the Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S? XCARFilms heads onto the twisties to find out.   Depending on where in the world you’re reading this, you might call...

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Mercedes AMG GT. The final tease

RoadThursday, August 28th, 2014

Mercedes AMG GT set to make its debut on September 9 If speculation – and a YouTube clip now doing the rounds – are to be believed, Mercedes is already working...

Audi RS 5 DTM-13

Does ‘Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday’...

RaceThursday, August 28th, 2014

Does touring car racing still uphold the time-honoured ‘Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday’ mantra? And if so, how much does the current generation of touring car racing still value this...

Mille Miglia F-TYPE

2014 Mille Miglia: A Front Row Seat in a Jaguar...

RaceThursday, August 28th, 2014

Nearly a thousand miles in an F-TYPE R for XCAR in the 2014 Mille Miglia. It has been a few months since crankandpiston had the honour of following the 2014 Mille...

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RenaultSport R.S. 01. Who needs Caterham?

RaceWednesday, August 27th, 2014

RenaultSport unveils the R.S. 01, the 493bhp LMP prototype that will offer racers a springboard onto the GT and endurance racing scene from 2015 onwards. Just when we thought, with its...

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Rocket Bunny Nissan GT-R. Vossen

RoadWednesday, August 27th, 2014

Vossen introduces us to the Rocket Bunny Nissan GT-R Widebody So, having stumbled across the lesser-spotted wild rabbit recently, it wasn’t long before nostalgia kicked in and we went searching for...

R Gruppe Porsche

VIDEO. R Gruppe Treffen. The Porsche Club

RoadTuesday, August 26th, 2014

“R Gruppe is arguably the most exclusive, the most polarising, and the most influential car club in the Porsche universe.” If you have a penchant for old school air-cooled Porsche then...

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Design by Dante. Swiss Gold

LifestyleMonday, August 25th, 2014

‘Design by Dante’ boasts the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, Ferrari 250 GTO, Lamborghini Miura and Aston Martin DB5 on its solid silver, gold-finished books.     Many crankandpiston-ites – ourselves included...

McLaren P1 vs. BAC Mono

McLaren P1 vs. BAC Mono. Silverstone

RoadSunday, August 24th, 2014

McLaren P1 vs. BAC Mono at the Silverstone international GP track. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Silverstone MMA (Mixed Motor Arts) freestyle, no rules apply, shootout. In the red corner...

Porsche 917 Image Build

Porsche 917 Image Build. Jordan Donnelly

RaceSunday, August 24th, 2014

Stunning image from Jordan Donnelly of a Porsche 917. And how he created it. I am a bit old school when it comes to photography. If I haven’t managed to capture...


The Biker’s Cafe. Dubai, UAE. The Spark

LifestyleSaturday, August 23rd, 2014

I’m driving down Jumeirah Beach Road just off the Dubai coast, and I’m not really sure what I’m looking for. Well, technically I do. I’m looking for a collection of yellow...