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Aston Martin DB11. Dubai, UAE-45

Aston Martin DB11 unveiled. Dubai, UAE

Aston Martin’s new DB11 has received overwhelmingly positive since its unveil at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016, and that’s unlikely to change now that…
Morgan Aero Coupe-32

Morgan Aero Coupe. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

The last of a dying breed, the Morgan Aero Coupe takes one last spin before bowing to the new Aero 8.
Range Rover Long Wheelbase-15

Range Rover Long Wheelbase. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

They say size doesn’t matter, but does the first Long Wheelbase Range Rover since 1994 beg to differ? Check out the original post on crankandpiston.com HERE…
Honda NSX-1

1992 Honda NSX. DRIVEN. Dubai, UAE

After more than a decade, the Honda NSX name returns to the motoring world. So what better time to dust off the 1990s original legend…
McLaren 675LT-16

DRIVEN. McLaren 675LT

McLaren’s ‘Longtail’ name hasn’t been seen since the F1 GTR LT bowed out of competition in 1997. Nearly two decades later, we find out whether…
Lotus Evora 400-23

Lotus Evora 400. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

Does the fastest Lotus Evora yet truly offer ‘supercar performance’? We find out with a quicker-than-expected drive in the new 400bhp Evora 400.
Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster-1

REVIEW. 740bhp Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster

The 740bhp, 350kph SV Aventador Roadster is arguably the most lunatic Lamborghini the Middle East gas ever seen. Where better to take an uncompromising supercar…
Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport-15

Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport. REVIEW

The last time crankandpiston took a spin in the Mercedes CLA, it split opinion. Will we fare better second time around?

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.