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Passionate specialists are a dying breed

F&F Fabrication

As we sit in front of our screens witnessing historical changes in world of the automobile, many enthusiasts are clinging to the old ways as if our lives depended on it. And I do mean “our” as, even if I’m all for the electrification of the automobile, the wife and I refuse to relinquish our small collection of what I ...

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Mazda’s rotary engine could serve as an EV range extender

It left the market with the 2012 Mazda RX-8, but the rotary engine remains at the heart of several rumors and news about future Mazda models. Recently, Mazda’s head of engine development, Mitsuo Hitomi said the rotary engine could be used as a range extender for a future Mazda electric vehicle. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mr. Hitomi offered a ...

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Toyota GR HV SPORTS: the next Toyota 86?

Toyota GR HV

Toyota was busy at the Tokyo Motor Show this week. A handful of models were introduced including the Toyota GR HV SPORTS concept, a coupe that immediately reminds us of the current Toyota 86. That shouldn’t come as a surprise when we know that the GR HV SPORTS is actually built on the current 86 platform. That said, Toyota did ...

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Nissan will join Formula E

Nissan Formula E

Nissan will join Formula E next year and at the same time become the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the electric car racing series. The news was announced this week at the Tokyo Motor Show. According to Nissan, the association with Formula E will provide increased visibility for its Nissan Intelligent Mobility platform, essentially the manufacturer’s vision of how ...

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Top 10 unveilings from the 2017 Tokyo Motor show

BMW Z4 Concept

The Tokyo auto show is predominantly a Japanese automaker’s stage. It is on this very stage that they launch incredible concepts pointing at future products. In fact, so strong is the concept game here that only one vehicle is a production car and it is a timidly updated version of a 20-year old luxury land yacht. #1 Mazda Kai Concept ...

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