July 30, 2014

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McLaren P1 GTR OFFICIALLY previewed – debuts at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Photo McLaren P1 GTR

The track only take on the McLaren P1 – the McLaren P1 GTR – is previewed in a design sketch ahead of its official debut at the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. We learnt last month that McLaren had decided to produce a P1 for the track – a la the Ferrari FXX programme – […]

Aston Martin revives Lagonda with a ‘Super Saloon’

Photo Lagonda 'Super Saloon'

Aston Martin has revived the Lagonda badge and attached it to a new ‘Super Saloon’ which is being built in limited numbers for the Middle East market. Aston Martin has been threatening to revive the Lagonda badge for a new range of cars for a long time – the most public of which was the […]

Bentley planning big model expansion

Photo Bentley Brooklands

Bentley are planning to extend their model range – in addition to the new Bentley SUV – with more Mulsanne models and an all new model. We already know that the Bentley SUV is on the way shortly to take on the might of the new Range Rover, and it seems certain there’s about to […]

2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift revealed – new 410bhp plug-in S E-Hybrid & new V6 Turbo

Photo 2015 Porsche Cayenne facelift

The Porsche Cayenne has been given a facelift for the 2015 model year, with subtle cosmetic tweaks, a new V6 Turbo and plug-in hybrid option. The Porsche Cayenne is the best on-road SUV by far, and it gets even better with the launch of the 2015 model year Cayenne which gets a subtle – but […]

New BMW X4 price and specs for the UK – costs from £36,590

Photo new BMW X4 UK

The new BMW X4 – the coupe version of the X3 – is now on sale in the UK from £36,590 for the BMW X4 xDrive20d SE. Choice of 3 diesel engines. The new BMW X4 – BMW’s baby X6 and a ‘coupe’ version of the very able X3 – arrived at the Geneva Motor […]

Ford Fiesta is the UK’s best-selling car of all time

Photo Ford Fiesta - 1976-2014

The Ford Fiesta has become the best selling car in the UK ever as total sales in the Fiesta’s 37 years now eclipses total sales of the Ford Escort at 4,115,000. It’s fourteen years since the Ford Escort ended its 32 year run in Ford’s UK showrooms and, in the process, became the most popular […]

Jaguar D-Type 60th Anniversary race at Goodwood Revival

Photo Jaguar D-Type Goodwood Revival

Up to 30 Jaguar D-Types will take to the track at the Goodwood Revival in September in the Lavant Cup to celebrate the D-Type’s 60th anniversary. The Jaguar E-Type os perhaps the most loved classic Jaguar, but the D-Type is the most iconic. This year is the 60th anniversary of the D-Type, so the Goodwood […]

New 2015 Volvo XC90 impressive safety tech revealed

Photo Volvo XC90 gets Auto Brake Function at Intersection

The new 2015 Volvo XC90 will get the most technologically sophisticated and comprehensive range of safety equipment available when it launches. Volvo are on a mission to prevent any deaths in their cars by 2020, and the new Volvo XC90 – due to be revealed shortly – looks set to push Volvo closer to that […]

Audi dropping Multitronic CVT gearbox

Photo Audi Multitronic CVT gearbox

Audi has decided that the time has come to finally give up the Multitronic Constantly Variable Transmission (CVT) and replace it with a seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box. Audi make some great cars, but a number of them are spoiled by the woeful CVT gearbox. The theory is that as the CVT ‘box, which varies transmission ratios […]

Lexus sales rising strongly in Europe – up 33 per cent in Western Europe

Photo 2014 Lexus IS

It looks like Lexus is appealing to European buyers more and more, with sales across Europe up by an impressive 25 per cent in the first six months of 2014. There’s lots to like about the Lexus range (even if we would like to see proper gearboxes proliferate), and it seems buyers across Europe are […]

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