Haval Bangladesh recently launched the 1.5 litre H6 at their Tejgaon dealership, just last week and we had a chance to properly road test one. Oftentimes, most Chinese cars glitter, and more often than not, all that glitters is not gold.
After 11 years, Nissan is still beating a dead horse with the outgoing GT-R, their premier flagship supercar once known for killing supercars, sort of like OnePlus. Nissan seemed to have mimicked OnePlus’ rise and fall (it’s the other way around actually).
Cars were built to last once, provided that one donated their blood, sweat and tears while tending to them, a sharp contrast to the cars of today and tomorrow, which are designed and programmed with planned obsolescence.
However, the 2009 season was odd in ways more than one. Team APR, a Toyota outfit decided to retire their outgoing MRS, and then transplanted its organs into a corolla Axio (which we all know and love) and weaponise the humble econobox into a race car designed to tailgate the big guns (mostly the GTR, Soarer and the NSX).
Necessity indeed is the mother of all inventions, and the Renault 5 Turbo. Renault had to annoyingly road legalise the R5 Turbo in order to homologate the gravel going, rally racing variant in order to play with the other kids over in FIA group 3 and 4 rally racing (let me save you the recap, Quattro turned out to be a bully).