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Gallery: Poetry in 4Motion

Volkswagen Golf R's poetry in 4Motion

Some hot hatches seem to look the part, but suffer from one basic problem: Too much hatch, not enough hot. Thankfully, there are no such worries with the new Golf R, which not...

Gallery: Bangkok to Big Mountain

Bangkok to Big Mountain

Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mega mall was the most Instagram-ed place of 2013, probably due to its status as a focal point for the recent protests in Thailand’s capital.

Gallery: Out of the ballpark

Audi S3: Out of the ballpark

SINGAPORE — The previous Audi S3 was a niche player. It had lots of power, Audi’s signature all-wheel drive and decent handling, but was out-gunned and undercut by its close...

Gallery: Optimal cruise

Optimal cruise

Singapore — The Kia Optima K5 made a big impression when it was launched in 2011. For one thing, it was leagues ahead of the car it replaced here, the Kia Magentis, a by-the...

Gallery: Shoestring mods

Shoestring mods

Improving your ride needn’t cost you an arm and a leg — even if the car did. Here are five ways to improve the performance of your car, all for less than S$500.

Gallery: Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

Singapore — The Toyota Avanza is a common sight in many parts of South-east Asia and is finally on sale in Singapore. Its arrival is somewhat counter to marketing trends — what...

Gallery: Mountain mover

Mountain mover

Singapore — Alpina is a German tuner that specialises in BMWs and has an excellent pedigree and reputation. It’s been tweaking BMWs since 1965 and has a very close working...

Gallery: A kind of magic

A kind of magic

Singapore — When it comes to advanced technology, luxury limousines are the first ones to get all the cutting-edge features. Radar-based cruise control and infrared cameras —...

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