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Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat-26

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

James tries his luck on the streets with SRT’s 707bhp muscle car, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Check out the original post on crankandpiston.com HERE EnginePowerTorque0-100kphTop…
Cadillac CTS-V vs Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat crankandpiston-50

Cadillac CTS-V vs Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Combined, the new 640bhp Cadillac CTS-V and 707bhp Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat offer more power than TWO Lamborghini Aventadors. So, how well do they handle…
Cadillac ATS-V Coupe-23

Cadillac ATS-V Coupe. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

Following time on-track, how does the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe handle the real world?
Mercedes-Maybach S600 meets Mercedes W180 220S-57

Mercedes. Maybach S600 meets ’59 W180 220S

The new Mercedes-Maybach division takes the sublime S-Class and makes it even more luxurious. It’s a pattern Mercedes has developed over the years…
Caterham Seven 360R DRIVEN-43

Caterham Seven 360R. REVIEW. Dubai, UAE

James gets his first taste of super lightweight performance with the Caterham Seven 360R. Check out the original post on crankandpiston.com HERE, and a pdf version…
Bentley GT3-R vs McLaren 650S Spider-49

Bentley Continental GT3-R vs McLaren 650S Spider. DRIVEN

The closest the McLaren 650S and the Bentley Continental GT3-R have come to competing with each other is on-track as part of the Blancpain Endurance…
Ford Mustang GT vs Dodge Challenger R-T vs Chevrolt Camaro SS-46

Nemesis. Ford Mustang GT vs. Dodge Challenger R/T vs. Chevrolet Camaro SS

Now 50 years old, the Ford Mustang has undergone a complete refresh, and it’s now available worldwide for the first time. So how will the…
Mercedes-AMG GT S-30

Mercedes-AMG GT S. DRIVEN. Dubai, UAE

As James finds out on a stunning drive across Oman’s Musandam Peninsula, Mercedes’ new AMG GT S is much more than just a ‘baby SLS’…
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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.