The Mercedes SL 300 Gullwing is being brought back to life by Gullwing GmbH who are to recreate 30 examples a year featuring a 5.5 litre V8. The 1950s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is an iconic car. Remembered affectionately by those old enough to remember it first time round (which I actually don’t!) and associated in […]
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We are finally getting to the point where the first Lotus Evora customer cars are about to be delivered (well, next month) and we brought you new pictures of the Lotus Evora last week after Lotus decided they ought to keep the interest up. But now we see the Evora as a done deal, it […]
Today, May 8th 2009, is the 50th anniversary of the first Mini coming off the production line at Cowley. What a long time! To celebrate, and for a bit of free publicity (see, we’re playing the game) BMW has shipped the first Mini to roll of the production line back to Cowley to celebrate […]
When we saw the press release for the Dacia Sandero Stepway come in, we at first thought that this was the launch of the production version of the Dacia Duster we saw at Geneva a couple of months ago. It had been a long day, and we were busy arguing about what a let-down it […]
The interweb is full of stories today revealing that Audi has dropped plans to produce a diesel version of the fabulous R8. The Audi R8 V12 diesel was first shown to a pretty astonished motoring press (and it takes a lot to astonish us) at the Detroit Motor show early last year. So keen were […]
SEAT likes to consider itself the purveyor of sporty VW cars with a twist. And this car – the SEAT Ibiza Bocanegra – will do plenty to justify that tag. First shown as a concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, it is back to be unveiled as a proper production model at the […]
Renault (and partner Nissan) have designs on being the world’s top electric car maker as soon as possible As part of this strategy Renault showed the Z.E. Concept at the Paris Motor Show last year, which has now turned in to the Renault Kangoo be bop Z.E., which has been revealed at a Renault shareholders […]
I do like the Volkswagen Scirocco. I liked it when they produced the ‘Storm’ back in the ’70s, and I think the latest version is a great car, even if I would like to see a Scirocco with the same sort of cache as the Storm had back then. But today frugality is the key […]
We still don’t know what’s going to happen to Saab. According to recent reports, Fiat will take over Saab, but today there has been a denial of this by Saab’s boss, saying there are 10 suitors for Saab, none of whom are Fiat. We’ll have to wait and see. But Saab are still pushing forward, […]
Mattias Vöcks day job is building Koenigseggs. So he knows a thing or two about top end, powerful and individual cars. And he has the honour of having built what has been declared ‘Sweden’s Hottest Volvo’, a creation of Vöcks, based on a ’67 Volvo Amazon. But now he’s at it again. Vöcks latest creation […]