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There has been a lot of talk about the new 4-Series Coupe, most of which relates to its horrible controversial kidney grilles. However, there is a lot more to the car than its looks.

Sitting beneath the skin of the M440i featured in this review is the B58 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six that includes a mild-hybrid 48-volt starter-generator and pumps out 380 hp. Coupled to this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels courtesy of BMW’s xDrive AWD system.

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The M440i is essentially a coupe version of the M340i that TheStraightPipes have driven in the past. However, according to one of the presenters, it feels as though BMW has messed with the steering of the M440i, making it feel disconnected compared to the M340i, something that you may not expect from the sporty coupe variant. However, the second reviewer doesn’t share the same sentiment about the steering.

One thing both reviewers agreed on is the fact that the M440i is a very quick car and makes for an excellent daily driver thanks, in no small part, to the adaptive suspension that provides a great ride in all conditions and on all kinds of road surfaces.

For those that want more performance than the M440i provides, the latest BMW M4 is the way to go. While it also has a controversial front grille, it does promise to be an excellent sports car to drive and features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six pumping out 473 hp and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) in standard guise and 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) in the Competition.

 


There is no other Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in existence quite like this one and it all comes down to its mind-warping paint job.

Eager to try and make the blackest car possible, Fonzie from DipYourCar managed to acquire a paint known as Musou Black from Koyo Orient Japan. This paint can absorb a remarkable 99.4 per cent of light and has a dramatic effect on how the car looks.

During the painting process, the YouTuber applies multiple layers on every exterior panel of the Evo. He notes that Musou Black is quite delicate and isn’t ideal for something like a car, particularly given the harsh elements that cars continually face. Practicality aside, the results are jaw-dropping.

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The video of the car after its special paintjob is so bizarre that it almost doesn’t look real, so much so that the sight of it driving through a parking lot looks like a scene from a video game. The paint absorbs so much light that, apart from the glasshouse, wheels and front fascia, nothing but the silhouette of the Mitsubishi is visible.

As Jalopnik notes, this isn’t the first time a car has been painted in a shade of black as dark as this. Last year, BMW unveiled an X6 that was painted in Vantablack, a special paint from a company by the name of Surrey NanoSystems that can absorb 99.965 per cent of light, making it even darker than Musou Black. Vantablack is made up of tiny carbon nanotubes that are around 5000 times thinner than a human hair and it is these nanotubes that absorb light, rather than reflect it.

 

On paper, both the Toyota GR Yaris and the Honda Civic Type R are hot hatches of a similar price, at least in the UK, but the difference in size and powertrains make this comparison more of a conversation topic than anything else.

Perhaps choosing the much more expensive and exclusive Limited Edition of the Civic Type R for this comparison with the special Yaris isn’t the appropriate pick; that would be the base Type R, which starts from £32,820 in the UK and is pretty close to the £33,495 GR Yaris fitted with the desirable Circuit Pack.

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The Civic Type R has managed to set the standard when it comes to front-driven hot hatches, as it’s devastatingly fast on the track and manages to communicate with its driver in a clear way even during daily driving. It offers a level of sharpness and focus you usually find in sports cars like the Porsche 911 GT3 – and that’s perhaps the highest of praises.

The GR Yaris, on the other hand, comes from a different world, even if it’s still a hot hatch. The three-door body, with the lower center of gravity, increased rigidity and wider tracks, was purpose-built to homologate a WRC rally car (which unfortunately will never race), while the three-cylinder 1.6-liter engine was chosen to homologate the R5 rally car.

It also features Toyota’s first original all-wheel-drive system in 20 years, and one that’s actually sending most of its torque to the rear in Sport mode. What the GR Yaris lacks compared to the Civic Type R in outright sharpness, it compensates with its exceptional balance and grip when you start driving it harder.

In the end, picking between the two is always a matter of personal preference, but the GR Yaris feels the more special of the two.