Another month ticks by at crankandpiston, and once again the time has flown. The Ferrari FF helped, true, but there’s been so much more on offer.
On The Road started off with the Porsche 918 Spyder, the MINI John Cooper Works GP, and ended with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the McLaren MP4-12C in the Hatta mountains. Speedily following that up was an ogle at the 1973 Chevrolet Impala, a shootout between Chevrolet Camaros, and a look at the new Mazda/Alfa Romeo. And let’s not forget the 620hp Porsche Cayman S and the Management Fleet Ford Focus. We hope you enjoyed the sleeper Chevrolet Nova, a three-course Datsun meal, and the BMW M5 E28. A three-way shootout between a BMW M3 GTS, a Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 and the Mercedes C63 AMG Black should keep you guessing, and the exclusive Porsche 911 Club Coupe should keep you drooling. Plus, don’t forget to check out our trip across the Fujairah wadis in a Nissan Armada LE and our time in the USA with the Infiniti JX35.
On The Track keeps springing its surprises with action in the Qatar National Road Racing Championship, the UAE Drift, the World Touring Car Championship and the Nurburgring 24hrs. We’ve seen an Audi R8 LMS hit the Autodromo de Sitges-Terramar, Toyota’s Nurburgring line-up and Mike Klesin’s dramatic finish to the King of the Hammers. Plus, let’s not forget Champions vs Champions, our chat with MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden, and the preview to the James Hunt/Niki Lauda film Rush.
Lifestyle goes from strength to strength, month on month. We brought you Import Bible Series 6, Pasttime Metal Signs and Graham Silverstone Stowe Racing watches. For unorthodox automobilia, try the Lego Land Rover, the Pink Dolphin Camo Cars and a clay Jaguar C-X16. Liberty Vintage Motorcycles? The Worthersee Volkswagen meet? A survival guide you can eat? They’ve all been served up a crankandpiston this month, as have our Toyota 86 and Hugo Boss competitions.
Vision has been coming up trumps too, thrilling us with parkour athletes and the Audi R8 Spyder, stunning us with the Artega GT on an unfinished racetrack, and delighting us with a Maserati Quattroporte/Dodge Challenger trailer. We’ve seen Will Roege drifting, highlights of the Nurburgring 24hrs, and we’ve even seen a polystyrene Ferrari Enzo. It’s still not too late to check out Flushstyle 2012, a paper Audi R8, a Lebanese Hill Cimb and the all-new McLaren MP4-12C video.