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Angus MacKenzie

Angus MacKenzie
Born on the cold, barren Canadian plains of Calgary, Alberta, Angus MacKenzie couldn’t decide between marketing, automotives or an entrepreneurial path - so he chose all three. With an education in automotives and marketing, Angus has rebuilt the carburetor on his 1963 Rambler Ambassador twice, gotten a speeding ticket in an F430 once, and driven & photographed everything from Lamborghinis to Maseratis to various German and Asian designs. When not writing, Angus has for the past six years been Editor-in-Chief for elemente, an internationally recognized architecture/design magazine.
Top Articles by Angus MacKenzie
  • Body Dryer offers an alternative to the yucky ol' bath towel

    From Dyson’s Airblade to more straight-forward designs, hand dryers are run-of-the-mill these days. Now a team of designers out of the US has turned the idea upside down to create the Body Dryer. ...

  • Lamborghini's .3 million topless Veneno

    Ever since the release of Lamborghini’s limited edition .3 million Veneno earlier this year, rumors of a topless version have been growing. This week Lamborghini turned rumor into reality with the announcement of its most expensive supercar to date...

  • Luxury muscle: The Equus Bass 770

    A boutique auto manufacturer in Michigan has developed its own interpretation of the muscle car genre. The Equus new Bass 770 is an unashamed impersonator that mixes the old world and the new to create a muscle car with a taste for life's little luxu...

  • Jessi Combs breaks 48-year old land speed record

    Back in 1965, Lee Breedlove set the women's land speed record on Utah’s Salt Lake Flats with a speed of 308.51 mph (496.49 km/h). That record stood for 48 years until this month, when Jessi Combs took her 52,000 hp Supersonic Speed Challenger to a sp...

The Hendo Hover is capable of running an inch off the ground using s opposing magnetic for...

Despite many efforts to make the hoverboard a reality in the more than two decades since Marty McFly zipped around on one in Back to the Future Part II, we're still waiting. Does the arrival of the Hendo Board signal that the wait may finally be over?  Read More

Initially designed for as an electrical generator, Namikoshi realized that its 4-in-1 engi...

One of the many challenges facing engine designers is the need to increase power output while simultaneously retaining or improving efficiency. Although a four-cylinder engine is still an engineering marvel, there remain many friction points that reduce energy output. Namikoshi Electronics of Japan believes its unorthodox 4-in-1 concept engine could provide an alternative powerplant to the automobile industry.  Read More

The new Tesla Model S P85D will run an AWD setup and put out a whopping 691 hp (515 kW) an...

Tesla finally took the wraps off its much rumored Model D at Hawthorn Airport outside of Los Angeles tonight and the results look impressive to say the least. The new S P85D, as it's badged, will run an AWD setup as suspected, and put out a whopping 691 hp (515 kW) and 687 lb. ft. (931 Nm) of torque. It will also feature new driver-assist systems including an auto-pilot solution for self-parking.  Read More

BMW took the wraps off its new 2 Series convertible for a world premiere at the 2014 Paris...

The BMW 2 Series convertible has made its world premier at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. In the new 2 Series, BMW will be offering up four separate models, each with its own unique powerplant, including an M Performance version and a diesel powered model. Unveiled earlier this year, the new 2 Series, is promoted as a replacement and successor to the outgoing 1 Series.  Read More

The high powered engine is also designed to improve weight distribution between the front ...

The unveiling of a new four-banger engine wouldn’t normally garner much attention, but Volvo's High Performance Drive-E Powertrain Concept is an exception. The 2.0 liter, gas-powered unit features "triple boost" technology capable of generating no less than 450 hp.  Read More

From left, the European HR-V, Jazz and CR-V prototypes on display from Honda at the Paris ...

The Paris Motor Show has brought about many surprises from its attending manufacturers. Lamborghini, Infiniti and Toyota have all unveiled concepts that may or may not make it to production. Honda, on the other hand, has unveiled not one, but three new prototype vehicles that are set to hit European showroom floors from 2015.  Read More

The 2016 AMG GT S at the Paris Motor Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

Mercedes says that its new AMG GT and GT S coupes signal a move into a new, top-class sports car segment for the company. Both cars are on display at the Paris Motor Show, which opened to the public on Saturday, and Gizmag stopped by for a closer look.  Read More

Featuring an advanced adaptive suspension system and a strong, light chassis, the Q80 also... Infiniti has released a sneak preview of its Q80 Inspiration hybrid concept ahead of its world debut at the Paris Auto show next week. The four-door concept is set to provide a glimpse into Infiniti’s future models and powertrain offerings.  Read More

The quick charge system can operate 24/7, is compatible with Opbrid’s existing truck and b...

Transport solutions like Volvo’s Electric Hybrid bus present ripe opportunities for cities to reduce their carbon footprint. But while buses are a natural target for quick charging solutions, Spanish company Opbrid wants to see the reach of its Ultra-High Power charging stations extended to other types of commercial vehicles.  Read More

The Mulsanne Speed sports a 6.75 liter 530 bhp twin-turbo V8 that’s good for a 0-60 (96 km... The world’s fastest ultra-luxury saloon just got faster. Bentley’s new and improved flagship, the Mulsanne Speed, is not only faster than its predecessor but also surprisingly more fuel efficient.  Read More

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