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Maserati Levante vs Porsche Cayenne GTS vs BMW X6-45

Luxury SUVs. Maserati Levante vs. Porsche Cayenne GTS vs. BMW X6

The Levante is Maserati’s first attempt at a luxury SUV. But how will it fare against established names like the Porsche Cayenne GTS and BMW…
McLaren Audi Porsche Mercedes Supercar crankandpiston-104

Porsche vs. McLaren vs. Audi vs. Mercedes-AMG

Your choices for an all-round, everyday performance weapon are much wider than they were a few years ago. But which to go for?
Ferrari 488 Spider vs McLaren 650S Spider crankandpiston-65

Ferrari 488 Spider vs McLaren 650S Spider

Ferrari and McLaren have waged war for half a century, on-track and off. Time to pit the 488 Spider against the 650S Spider to end this…
1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster-17

WHAT A MACHINE. 1956 Porsche 356 Speedster

The Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster. The car that launched the 911 and Porsche as we know it today. Plus an entire continental dealership.
Porsche 991 Turbo-1

Porsche 991.2 Turbo. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

Does the arrival of the new turbocharged Carrera spell the end for the Porsche 911 Turbo? James finds out with a drive in the 991.2…
Aston Martin DB11-41

Aston Martin DB11. FIRST DRIVE

For Aston Martin, the DB11 marks ‘the future.’ Can the company’s new flagship GT car match up to those iconic letters? We find out on…
Citroen DS 5-30

(Citroen) DS 5. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

DS is going it alone after its split from Citroen in 2014. So, how does the first standalone model – the DS 5 – weigh…
BMW M2 crankandpiston-32

New BMW M2. DRIVEN. Dubai, UAE

Such is the demand for the new BMW M2 that we’ve been waiting with barely baited breath for a spin on home turf. It goes…
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About James

James recently completed a five-year stint in Dubai, working as a webmaster for motoring website Crankandpiston.com and later additionally as Publishing Editor of upscale car magazine EVO Middle East. During that time he road tested just about every supercar, luxury car and off-roader marketed in the region.

He met and interviewed many of his motorsport heroes and traveled extensively to race circuits, product launches and technical presentations across Europe, Scandinavia, North America, the Middle and Far East.

As he built up his knowledge of mainstream and specialist marques, he broadened his driving experience and honed his syntax and writing skills by producing readable, informative and often humorous content for both online and print distribution.