The Alfa Romeo Giulia: Is It the Ultimate Sports Sedan?

Source: Sid Sudhir

What is the ultimate sports sedan? This may seem like a trivial question dreamt up by those only interested in the most specific niches of the automotive world, but this is in fact a discussion that serves all users of the car. In my opinion, the best sports sedan is effectively also the best all-around car that one can buy. A proper sports sedan has to be spacious, safe, quick, economical, and well-priced all while still being full of character. It’s no easy feat to combine all these traits into one perfect package, but that’s exactly what I’m searching for with the Alfa Romeo Giulia. 

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The Lucid Air: What Makes it Different?

Source: Motor Trend

Is it a Tesla killer? Is it made by another quirky startup with an equally eccentric leader? Will there be more slightly annoying fans who swear it’s the greatest car to ever grace the surface of the Earth? These were all questions racing through my mind when I began to analyze the new Lucid Air. At first glance there seem to be many indicators that Lucid Motors is another in a long line of American electric car start-ups continually operating on thin ice with the hope that it can cash in on the electric car craze. Now, while that notion isn’t completely false, there still is quite a bit to differentiate Lucid from the pack and also suggest that it’s a legit brand with ambitions of becoming a household name. So here’s what I think Lucid Motors is doing right and wrong with its newest and first production model: the Air.

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The Ferrari 296 GTB: A Perfect Blend of Old & New

Source: Motor Trend

Here’s a fun fact: I was sitting in a Ferrari Dino 246 GT when I got the notification on my phone announcing the new Ferrari 296 GTB. Now don’t worry, I’m not just showing off, there’s a reason I’m starting the article off this way. To most car enthusiasts, this new 296 GTB is supposed to be the spiritual successor to the iconic Dino. In fact, most of us expected the 296 GTB to also be given the Dino nickname. Now while Ferrari did leave us disappointed in this respect, heritage is only one part of what makes this new release so intriguing. 

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The Lamborghini Huracán: Is It Still a Raging Bull?

Source: Sid Sudhir

Now, if you are a proper gear head, you have a very specific image of what a Lamborghini should be. It should have a thumping V12 engine that pumps out more horsepower than one could possibly ever need. When cornering, you should be reminded of the car’s ridiculous proportions and maybe even feel a bit scared. A Lamborghini must look menacing and aggressive yet still sophisticated enough to remind everyone that you, the driver, are a member of high society.

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Why Everyone’s Talking About the McLaren Artura

Source: Motor Trend

This past week was a big one for McLaren. First, the Formula 1 team revealed their challenger for the 2021 season, then Lando Norris played the guitar, and finally, the automotive side released a brand new supercar: the Artura. Now for some reason, everyone seems to be making quite a big fuss about the Artura. So, naturally, I thought it would be a good idea for me to take a closer look at this new release and share my passionate and occasionally irreverent set of opinions.

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The New Honda Civic: Can Gear Heads Enjoy It?

Source: Motor Trend

Honda recently released several details for the new Civic, and rather surprisingly, it looks pretty exciting. For a car that is meant to be sold as a mass-market commodity, it actually seems like something that gear heads can enjoy. So, is this premonition of mine an astute observation, or just a massive jump to an ill-drawn conclusion? I suppose we should find out.

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Road Testing the McLaren MP4-12C

Source: Sid Sudhir

Now, usually on The Master Cylinder, I try to only write about new cars as they tend to be more relevant in the world of automotive news. However, when the prospect of road testing a McLaren MP4-12C presented itself, there was no way I was going to turn it down. So, welcome to the first used car I have ever road-tested, and as far as used cars go, it’s no slouch.

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The Ferrari Roma: A New Ferrari I Actually Like

Source: Car and Driver

Now I understand that this may be perceived as a blasphemous proclamation, but I have to say it, I don’t really think all that much of Ferrari’s current lineup. Of course, you would probably assume that every car Ferrari makes is this symbol of automotive perfection, but with some of the company’s recent releases, I’m not so sure. Don’t get me wrong, the performance provided by a Ferrari is still on par with its other respective supercar competitors, but what I’m more worried about, as usual, is a lack of passion.

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Why the Gordon Murray T.50 is the Last True Analog Supercar

Source: Gordon Murray Automotive

What can I say about the T.50? Well, there’s so much that needs to be said, but at the same time, I honestly don’t even know where to begin. Some of you may remember that a while back I wrote about the Koenigsegg Gemera, calling it the most important new car of the year, but I think with the T.50 we now have a challenger for that title. So, time to examine a car built by a man famous for wearing shirts.

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