Electric Superbikes!


" Whilst calculating the emissions totals for our ongoing roadtrip in Scotland with a Landrover Discovery, we came across a news story about the world's first fully emissions free superbike GP, which is scheduled for the Isle of Man this summer. "

The Land Rover Experiment: Part One


"Dawn's early light in the late spring. I am about to conduct and experiment. Two people. Tons of kit (surfboards, wetsuits, camera gear) and seven hundred miles from the Southwest of England to the Northeast of Scotland. My steed: A "

The Cult of the Café Racer


" Ok, I know. A true café racer shouldn't have anything as pretentious as a French accent anywhere near it. And alright, I know as well that at least the engine on a true 'Caff' racer should have been milled in "

Happy Monday from Ferrari


" Ferrari is celebrating more than one good result this morning. Not only did the apparently troubled Scuderia score its first championship points at the F1 Grand Prix in Bahrain this weekend (Kimi came sixth) but, according to the Fiat Group’"

Silverstone Classic: Rock and Booty


" Now is it just me, or is the recently announced music lineup at this year's Silverstone classic the weirdest imaginable? Lewis Hamilton might be dating Pussycat Doll in Chief, but we think the connection between lycra pop and classic sports "

Aztec: Giugiaro’s Ugly Betty


" Now it's no secret that we here at influx are big fans of the Maestro, Georgetto Giugiaro (below). His designs have graced some of the most incredible concepts and production cars in automotive history – from the audacious and carnally appealing "

New Jaguar XJ


" Jaguar have just announced that an all-new Jaguar XJ will make its public debut this July. And the rotten teases in the Gaydon press office have released just this one bird's eye view of the new saloon. Speaking at Auto "

Peugeot Pledge Le Mans Hybrid


" There's been a lot of feel-good commentary in the Motor Sport press ruminating on how racing just could be the saviours of the motor industry and the planet as we know it, by shaking down, then trickling down the expensive "

Influx Social

Hunter S Thompson’s Dying Dream


" I dreamed last night of bats screeching and red Chevy convertibles. And today I have the work of Hunter S Thompson on the brain. Perhaps it is all this talk of government subsidy for electric vehicles. Perhaps it is the "

Insignia VXR: Everyman Bad Boy


" Packing the power of 325 horses, a clever four-wheel drive transmission and chassis and a sub-six second 0-60 time. Vauxhall’s new Insignia VXR is set to take lovers of everyman beefcake salivating. First reports from GM's press office tell us "

Porsche Poster Art


" Somewhere out there is a world where speed is just speed and cars are just cars. But I don't live in a world where that is true. Sometimes here at Influx towers we can twist ourselves into contortions trying to "

Bonkers AutoBianchi


" You have to hand it to Bertone. The company seems to be more adept at drawing together a collective of designers who are prepared to push the boat out than anyone else. And when you look at the Bonkers Autobianchi "

Mitsubishi MiEv Sport: Neon Redux


" In 1982, when the World Wide Web, Google Analytics and ubiquitous personal pixelage was just a glimmer in a handful of geeks' fluoro Wayfarers a film maker called Steve Lisberger imagined a world called Tron. The film, in which Jeff Bridges "

Nissan 370Z Roadster: A Beauty From the Orient


" With the ongoing debate here on the merits and aesthetics of Nissan's Skyline , we couldn't ignore the company's latest release. Whatever you think generally of the look, feel and performance of cars from Japan, if you've got a sense of "

Abarth: a legendary brand turns sixty


" The Abarth badge, all Scorpions, proletarian pomp and red stripes, is sixty this year. Having found new life in the tuned version of Fiat's Giugiaro-penned Grande Punto and the coolest little kid on the block the 500, we thought it about "

Alfa Canguro: The Most Beautiful Car Ever Made?


" Beauty is a difficult thing to define. It's a cliché to say that it resides in the perception of the observer. Anyone with an aesthetic atom in their being knows that the non-relative, objective, obviously apparent kind of beauty truly "