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All posts by Claudio Rebuzzi

Claudio Rebuzzi
  • 5 cars that changed the face of racing forever

    If there’s a way to make something competitive, humans will find it. Take the car for instance. It was pretty much built to stop us from drowning in horse poop, but just a few years of the successful construction of the world’s first gasoline-powered automobile, we were racing them. According to the wise minds over at Wikipedia, the Parisian magazine Le Petit Journal organized what is considered to be the world’s first motoring competition on 23 July 1894. Read more on Motorburn.

  • 5 very good reasons why there should be more Italian coachbuilders

    The automotive industry is a fairly boring place of late, at least when it comes to styling. For the most part it’s gone back to the 80’s where every sedan looks like it’s been taken out of a mold, had a bumper changed slightly, a tweak in the headlights and voila, a ‘new’ car is born. I can think of a number of hatchbacks that look nearly identical, and if you took the branding off, spun someone around in a circle and told them to tell the difference they would have as much trouble as they did trying to...

  • 4 reasons why city cars are the future of driving pleasure

    There was a time where the only cars to lust after were the big Germans, sharp Italians, suave English, a smattering of hatches that would blow your socks off and some Japanese rockets. All for different reasons these kinds of cars would evoke the sense of want, the desire to be driven. In most recent times, though, the more people are able to afford those big Germans and the like, the less appealing these cars have become. It’s a mix between everyone in the neighborhood driving one and the need to appeal to a bigger market. Read more on...

  • 7 very special cars from the Geneva Motor Show

    As always, Geneva has set a benchmark for this year’s list of motor shows. Showcasing the crème de la crème of European motoring, it is the place to be if you want to show off your newest metal, or carbon fibre. Manufacturers jostle to for prime reveal times at the show, but by the time it rolls around they would already have done a lot of work getting the public and the press excited with teasing images and media releases that aim to excite without giving away too much. Read more on Motorburn.

  • 5 new technologies that make you want to drive more

    While there’s always new and improved technologies every year that are said to make driving all the better, how many of them are actually new or actually want to make you drive more? Most of them are old things toted as new, with fancy spangled names and almost always acronymed. And if they are genuinely new, then they’re most likely about safety this and efficiency that, that they make driving terribly, terribly boring. So what do we have here? A few new technologies that are fun, you say? Some that actually make you want to get behind...

  • 6 of the strangest car crashes and crimes ever spotted online

    When it comes to life on the road, there are two things every driver hopes they won’t have to deal with every time they turn their keys in the ignition: crashes and crime. Sometimes though, they’re completely unavoidable. At those times, you hope that whatever’s happened is something that you, and your insurance company, can deal with. There are however instances where the universe decides to completely abandon all logic and create some of the most bizarre and epic car crashes and crimes of all time. Read more on Motorburn.

  • 5 of the geekiest cars set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

    Each year Geneva kicks off the motoring show season in style. It isn’t the first of the year, but it certainly contends for the best and most glamorous. It’s where many of the top manufacturers have their chance to show off their most prized metal manifestations and is also the best chance the public has to view these beauties up close and personal. This year is no different to any other as there are plenty of drool-worthy debuts to wait for, some of which have been shown below. Read more on Motorburn.

  • 7 high tech cars from the big screen that we’d love to own

    When a car takes the centre stage in a movie, you know that it’s something special. And when you start talking about the car after the movie instead of the movie itself, you know that you want it in your dream garage. It makes sense that we tend to fall so in love with movie cars too. As wild as the concept cars unveiled at car shows are, they tend to be constrained to what designers at least think will be possible in the future. Movies allow us to forget logic for a few sweet moments and pretend that...

  • 9 of the coolest, creepiest and best iPhone 5 cases

    The only real way to make your iPhone special these days is to cover it with something unique to you. But with so many choices, how do you know which best suits your needs? Does throwing your phone into a rock garden attract you? Or is it more along the cute and cuddly you’re after? Or for the most sentimental out there, there’s always something cheesy, or creepy. Read more on Gearburn.

  • ‘CAR 2 CAR’ communication is the autonomous future of driving

    It seems obvious, really, but a crucial step towards fully autonomous vehicles is making sure that the vehicles can respond to their surroundings. Each car needs to know exactly where every other car and obstacle is, which requires huge amounts of research and testing. This is called CAR 2 CAR Communication and a consortium was created by some of the top car makers to share car communication technologies and make a standard to ensure all cars will connect. Read more on Gearburn.

  • Koenigsegg Triplex Suspension plans outed

    Koenigsegg is one of a handful of supercar manufacturers that are small, produce a limited number of cars each year and are actually still around. Every year we see more and more supercar concepts from obscure companies that are never heard from again. What makes Koenigsegg different is the craftsmanship that goes into every car, not to mention that everything that goes into a Koenigsegg is built in-house; a feat that Ferrari may not even be able to claim. Read more on Gearburn.

  • New Mercedes S-Class packs in the safety tech

    With every new S-Class that Mercedes releases comes a whole range of new technologies that, over the years, will filter down into the lesser Mercedes classes, from the E-Class to the lowest A-Class. The new, yet to be released S-Class will host a large array of new safety systems, some of which have never been seen on a production car. So rest assured, the rich will be safe on the motorways, and you can sleep easy at night. Read more on Gearburn.

  • 10 space-age cars from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show

    Once a year, under one grand ceiling, all the greatest car manufacturers come together to show off their newest creations in arguably the best motor show of the year: Geneva. This year has brought the world some of the most outrageous and technologically advanced cars ever to grace the automotive industry. And many of the craziest ones are actually being built. Porsche 911 GT3 Show a man one Porsche 911 and he’s seen them all. But that doesn’t take away from the aesthetic appeal, and the fact that after 50 Years (yes, 50) the 911 is still around is testament to...

  • Koenigsegg’s crazy new camshaft-free engine tech

    When one of the big car manufacturers comes out with a new technology, you don’t really bat an eye; it happens all the time, and with much accompanying media hype. But Koenigsegg, a small and wonderful Swedish supercar maker, has envisioned something truly revolutionary; and this from a company that builds only a handful of cars each year. You have to love Koenigsegg. The owner, Christian von Koenigsegg first started his venture at the ridiculous age of 22, and now builds some of the most manic and fastest cars every made. Now, though, he is taking the next step to...

  • The hottest electric cars and technologies of 2013

    It’s hard to believe that the electric car has been around for over a hundred years. If Nicola Tesla had his way (and I wish he did) then we would all be driving electric cars that were completely energetically sustainable. Alas, his dream was not realised and we all have paid the price. The electric car has seen better days, namely those of Tesla’s time, but if it is ever going to become a viable alternative to the combustion engine (or possibly replace them) they are going to have to solve some very major problems. Read more on Gearburn....