SsangYong Tivoli - front

Brace yourself. SsangYong’s back

RoadWednesday, November 26th, 2014

SsangYong, Korean purveyors of some of the world’s ugliest cars, have a new model coming – the Tivoli. Whenever lists of the world’s ugliest cars are released – and they are, quite...

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Super-cool family wagon. 1961 Chevrolet Corvair...

LifestyleWednesday, November 26th, 2014

Hard work turns an unloved Chevrolet into a work of automotive art. If you’ve got a family, you’ll probably have to ditch the sports car in favour of something more practical...

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VIDEO. Wakeboarding with a Ferrari F50

LifestyleTuesday, November 25th, 2014

Ever seen anybody wakeboard behind a Ferrari F50? Hope on-board with professional Jorge Gill to find out firsthand Perhaps not all, but many of us have wondered what life would be...

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VIDEO. (F1) Renault Twizys driven through Dubai...

LifestyleTuesday, November 25th, 2014

Lotus F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado drive Renault Twizys inside Dubai Mall. Anything Red Bull Racing can do, it seems the Lotus F1 Team can do better. Having...

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The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon is all the car you&...

RoadMonday, November 24th, 2014

Off-roading aside, we reckon the Golf R Wagon will be all things to all people. Last week, Volkswagen used the Los Angeles Motor Show to unveil the new Golf R Station...

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Mad Mike Whiddett drifts Highlands Motorsport P...

RaceSunday, November 23rd, 2014

‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett kisses the barriers as he drifts his Red Bull Mazda RX-8 around the Highlands Motorsport Park just outside Queensland, New Zealand. How close is ‘close enough’ when you’re...

Mercedes-Maybach S 600 (X 222) 2014

Maybach once again. Mercedes-Maybach S-Class

RoadSaturday, November 22nd, 2014

Maybach is back, although as part of a big, super-swanky Mercedes S600. Remember Maybach? It was a classic name in limousines revived by Mercedes-Benz for a series of super-luxurious modern cars....

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Slow-mo awesome. Bouncy bouncy Super Stadium Tr...

RaceFriday, November 21st, 2014

Leaps, bounds, bounces, slides, crashes. It’s the Super Stadium Trucks! Yaaaay! We love motorsport at crankandpiston.com. We love the challenge of the World Endurance Championship, the technical boundaries pushed by Formula...

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The newest MINI is a scooter. MINI Citysurfer C...

LifestyleFriday, November 21st, 2014

Scoot around the city on a MINI. MINI has often been accused of branching off too much from its original iconic design. From the original hatchback we now have a plethora...

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F1 Preview. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 2012 – ...

RaceFriday, November 21st, 2014

Kimi Raikkonen takes his first victory for the Lotus F1 Team at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as future teammates – and title rivals – Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg...

Vesaro 195

Vesaro 195. Gaming Gold. WANT

LifestyleFriday, November 21st, 2014

$65,000-worth of simulated AWESOME. There have been racing simulators that we’ve featured on crankandpiston.com before, but this is our new favourite. This is the Vesaro 195, the world’s first 195-inch curved...

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VIDEO. Lexus LF-C2 Concept breaks cover

RoadThursday, November 20th, 2014

Lexus has unveiled its new LF-C2 2+2 roadster design study at the Los Angeles Motor Show, a model that ‘captures key themes’ for future model designs down the line. Derived from...