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Published Work

Ferrari GTC4Lusso T-1

REVIEW. Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

Gone is the V12 in favour of a turbocharged V8. But is Ferrari’s ‘sixth model’ now more sports car than GT?
1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2-1

WHAT A MACHINE! 1970 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

This month we finally get our hands on the new, front-engined GTC4Lusso that brings ‘unprecedented versatility to Ferrari driving’. And that’s got us thinking about…
Ferrari GTC4Lusso crankandpiston-66

REVIEW. Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The GTC4Lusso not only replaces the FF as Ferrari’s flagship grand tourer, but also represents ‘the everyday’ for the Scuderia. But can it find the…
Ariel Atom 3.5 vs Caterham 420R-1

TWIN TEST. Ariel Atom 3.5 vs Caterham 420R

Does the latest high-tech supercar hold the key to driving euphoria? Or might the answer be something a little…simpler? We find out with two well-established…
2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix-4

EIGHT things you might not know about the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Our publishing editor is a self-proclaimed motorsport nerd, he’s compiled a list of EIGHT things you might not know about the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix…
2017 Nissan GT-R crankandpiston-32


For 2017, the ‘most significant changes yet’ have been implemented on the Nissan GT-R R35. But how has this affected performance? James finds out at…
Jaguar F-TYPE SVR-22


If the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is NOT the main rival to the Jaguar F-TYPE SVR, what is? James finds out on home turf with…
Jannarelly Design-1-1

FIRST DRIVE. Jannarelly Design-1 Prototype

From supercars to ’60s retro, the man who penned the W Motors Lykan invites James to test his first-ever sportscar on-track at the Dubai Autodrome.

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.