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Inside Koenigsegg – Making Carbon Fibre Wheels

This picture will tell you much of what you need to know about Koenigsegg’s carbon fibre wheels. This is Christian von Koenigsegg holding up a 19-inch wheel (10 inches wide) – with one finger. That’s a screenshot from the latest update in the Inside Koenigsegg...

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Gallery – Beautiful Bruny Island

I hope you had a great Easter. Mrs Swade and I got away for a few days, to visit an area south of Hobart called The Channel. It’s actually called the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, but people have trouble saying D’Entrecasteaux and just called it The Channel....

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Inside Koenigsegg – 3D Printing

The two times I visited Koenigsegg’s facility in Angelholm, I came away thinking “this is car-making on a completely different level”. Very few people – not companies, but people – can do what Christian von Koenigsegg can do to optimise a car. This video extends...

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Ever Had An Airbag Problem In Your Saab 9-5?

I got this via Ted S in the United States overnight. It relates back to 2006, which is just a year after I started writing about Saab. I have to say, I don’t recall hearing about any particular problems with airbags in the Saab 9-5...

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Cool or Cruel? – V8 Volvo P1800ES

I’ve copped plenty of flack over my desire to V8-ifiy a 1970′s/80′s Jaguar XJ6. I don’t mind. I still think there’s some merit to adding a bit of grunt to compliment the smoothness and make it a big British bruiser (and by the way, Jaguar...

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Porsches at Parliament House, Hobart

Victoria is Tasmania’s big-brother neighbour state and even though there’s another state called South Australia, Victoria’s actually the southern-most state on the Australian mainland. Go figure. Anyway, members of the Porsche Club of Victoria are touring Tasmania and Saturday morning saw them gather their cars...

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Inside Koenigsegg – One:1 Active Rear Wing

The absolutely awesome Inside Koenigsegg video series continues and today you get an introduction to the One:1′s active rear wing – another first for Koenigsegg. The wing is the lightest of its type and it’s innovative mounting system overcomes some of the turbulence drawbacks suffered...

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Classics By The Beach – April 2014

Last weekend saw the April 2014 instalment of Classics By The Beach. I have to apologise for the scant coverage as I was busy talking for most of the morning and didn’t get to take too many photos. I did get to catch some interesting...