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Articles by James Lisle

James Lisle

James Lisle

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James Lisle (aka J3) likes all things cars.

Cynical and enthusiastic in equal measure, James loves to clamber into anything with a steering wheel and a decent amount of grunt.

Although it may seem the J3 glass is half empty on first acquaintance with a new ride, he maintains a balanced approach and will happily lose himself in technical details relating to even the most common, mass market models. Bore and stroke ratios, specific output stats, and thermal efficiency figures are his guilty pleasures.

While I'll admit that I don't get teary through most movies, except at the end of Armageddon , this hit me deep. Proving that cars are much more than a collection of bolts, plastic, and glass, this fan-made YouTube...Read more
As you get with mega-sized motor shows, you sometimes overlook some of the smaller displays on offer while rushing towards to the bigger unveilings. We've all done it. Running past, shoving people out of the way, just...Read more
These are the guys who got swallowed up by Hyundai Motor Group’s ambitious design plans. If you ask me, Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) seems to be hell-bent on world domination. While it’s most known for making the appalling...Read more
We love all hitting the track on the weekend, but it's best to do it without endangering your car’s life. Or someone else’s. We all know the story: noob buys supercar, noob takes supercar on a track, noob crashes...Read more
Holy hell – there’s yet another Porsche 911 GT3 based derivative, and it might’ve just clipped the Porsche 911 R. We all know about the 911 R, yes? The limited-edition cousin of the spectacular Porsche 911 GT3 that’s...Read more
Admittedly, the fuel economy probably isn’t that great. But there’s still plenty of space in the back for your American flags, low-alcohol beer, and that salacious cousin of yours that you didn’t notice was a real...Read more
As is the tradition with man, we want to find new and exciting ways to die in a ball of fire. Currently listed for sale on Craigslist , this little ’57 Fiat 500 has got to be one of the greatest examples of doing things...Read more
It’s for real this time. It’s for real this time! As if our prayers to God were answered, Mazda announced in an interview with Wheels that they will be bringing out a successor to the much loved rotary-powered Mazda RX-...Read more
Ah, once again the Sandown 500 Supercars comes around. And with that, everybody goes all hipster. In keeping with the retro livery changes for the Sandown 500, Nissan has flanked their Altima Supercars racer in their...Read more
We're all for engine swaps, as you can tell, but meddling with an original E-Type? Don't do it man... You see, meddling with an original '60s E-Type is like playfully throwing a baby up to the sky, except it's the newly...Read more
Yup, building functional micro-engines is a thing! While the 'kidz' of today seem to be fixated on Snapchat and dabbing, this is what old people are up to. While some gawp and wonder at the world's biggest engines,...Read more
It's official: Japan has gone insane! Really? There are only so many types of car you can do an engine swap on, but a two-and-a-half tonne Roller? Madness. With work done by J and K Products , this Japanese Phantom now...Read more
Because owning a regular long-wheelbase Mercedes just tells everyone that you're poor. It's in Russia too, obviously, just in case if you haven't guessed already. Listed for sale on Motor.ru, this 2008 Mercedes -' Benz...Read more
It sounds insane, but it happens. In fact, some of the best cars in the world have been a result of manufacturer collaboration. And some of the worst. Yes, the upcoming BMW Z4 / Toyota Supra collaboration has everybody...Read more
Fitting one giant engine into a car usually seems to satisfy the illogical imaginations of some, but this guy tried that out already. And it didn't really cut the mustard. For him, anyway. Built by Gary Kollofski out in...Read more
No, it's not the yellow Viper. Unfortunately. While Penzoil's own video, The Last Viper from Pennzoil is one of the most amazing high-performance car videos online, it's The Final Fit that takes it to the next level. We...Read more
How far would you go to stretch the potential of your favourite car? Crowdsourced by some of the most determined fans in the world and put on the Nurburgring for nothing other than shits and gigs, this Dodge Viper ACR (...Read more
The only thing the Japanese love more than cars is trains. And trust us when we say this, they really love their trains. Mr. Okuyama – that guy who designed the Honda NSX , Porsche 911 (996), Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari 599...Read more
Think of all the possibilities! Admit it, spending hours on a manufacturer's website and selecting all the options on the configurator was one of your pastimes as a child. And now, with the new Rolls-Royce Phantom , you...Read more

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