Based in Melbourne, Australia, Scott grew up with a passion for cars and a love of writing. He now combines the two by covering all things automotive for Gizmag. When he’s got a spare moment, you can usually find him freezing himself silly in search of fresh powder to ski.
As electric cars come towards the end of their life, they create a set of problems that you simply don't get with petrol cars - namely, getting rid of the batteries. Automotive giant Daimler is doing its bit to tackle the problem by partnering with The Mobility House, GETEC and Remondis to create a 13-MWh battery storage unit out of second-life battery systems from electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
Audi has used the VW Group's 3D printing tech to create a half-scale model of its 1936 Auto Union Typ C Grand Prix sports car. The tiny Typ C is intended to demonstrate the potential of metal printing technology in the production of complex components.
With the massive range of compact four-wheel drives out there, you could be forgiven for thinking that every possible niche had already been filled. But you'd be wrong, because little known Russian brand UAZ is out there filling a gaping hole in the market: Soviet-style stripped back design with the Hunter.
The latest Camaro might have been built with a new focus on handling and light weight, but that doesn’t mean Chevy has forgotten about the drag racing crowd. Debuting at SEMA, the Camaro COPO is a hand-built racer designed to tackle NHRA Stock and Super Stock Eliminator drag-racing classes.
If you're after quirky concept car action, few places in the world can match the Tokyo Motor Show. From rotary-powered halo cars to cute custom Kei cars, it has something for everybody. Gizmag was on the ground at this year's event. Join us as we take a look at the best in show concepts and cars.
Compact SUVs seem to be all the rage and many manufacturers are getting in on the act by taking a small hatch, jacking it up
and giving it all wheel drive. Mazda's tilt at cracking the recipe comes in the form of the CX-3, a high-riding compact SUV based on the
featherweight Mazda 2 hatchback. Gizmag spent a week with the CX-3 to find out what
all the fuss is about.
In the world of high-end super-sedans, there's always room for more power. The quest to outdo the rest of the crowd is why BMW felt the need to boost its M5 with the 30 Jahre Edition, or why Mercedes' AMG cars are all available in more powerful "S" designations. It's also why Audi has felt the need to make its RS6 and RS7 faster, by introducing a more powerful "Performance" line.
Since the launch of the new Mini, we've seen a greater focus on usability and space. Unfortunately, none of this newfound practicality has addressed the biggest problem with Mini, a problem that has existed since the death of the R56 Cooper in 2013: the need to improve your tan. Thankfully, stylish socialites can rest easy, because Mini has answered your prayers with its new Convertible.
It might be relatively new to the road car arena, but McLaren has a long history of success on the racetrack. From the MP4/4s that Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna battled each other in to the Can Ams that raced around America in the 1960s, the McLaren brand is steeped in motorsports tradition. It's this Can-Am heritage that McLaren Special Operations is paying tribute to with a limited-run version of the 650S Spider.
For a long time now, BMW has hung its hat on the fact its cars are the Ultimate Driving Machines. All of its vehicles – including the big SUVs and front-drive minivans – are billed sharp handling sports cars. That same mentality is writ large in the new X4 M40i, a "sporty" SUV with big wheels, uprated brakes and stiff suspension ... oh, and it will also hit 100 km/h in under 5 seconds.