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.
The VW Beetle might have started life as low-cost transport for the masses, but its modern reinvention has been all about style. The latest addition to the stable is no different, taking inspiration from modified "Baja Bugs" to create the rugged-looking Beetle Dune.
With the huge range of hot-hatches on the market, you could be forgiven for not taking much notice of Ford's upcoming Focus RS. After all, on the surface it looks like just another four-cylinder, four-wheel drive turbo tearaway lining up to tackle the Audi RS3 or A45 AMG. But taking a closer look reveals that the RS has the potential to be something seriously special, thanks to the tech crammed into the car's hot-rod bodywork.
Cadillac has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years. It's gone from building heavy, soggy barges for Florida retirees to creating exciting sedans and coupes that can compete with the best Germany has to offer. But super-sedans don't make big money – SUVs do, which is why Cadillac's new lightweight XT5 is so important for the American brand.
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.