SATURDAY: Fascinating day: on our way to the Goodwood Members’ Meeting (MM), the Steering Committee and I dropped into Gordon Murray’s HQ near Guildford to witness the first of TVR’s secret customer briefings. This 90-minute experience emphasised what good sense it makes to hold special events for the faithful.
Spyker Automotive is planning as many as four new cars over the next decade, including a petrol-electric super SUV and a cheaper six-cylinder sports car, as well as increasing production to 500 cars a year. The company, which recently revealed the Spyker C8 Preliator Spyder at the Geneva motor show, is now on a stable … [Read more…]
AFTER YEARS OF building some frankly rather ordinary cars, Vauxhall suddenly seems to be on a bit of a roll. The latest Astra is one of our favourite small family cars and the recently revised Zafira Tourer is a thoroughly recommendable MPV. So, hopes are high for the second-generation Insignia executive car, which is in … [Read more…]
Promising 1050bhp,a range of 378 miles and 0-62mphin2.39sec, the $200,000 (roughly £l60k) Faraday Future FF 91 electric saloon is not short of ambition. In fact, Faraday is a car company that has been around for only three years yet is now telling the world it will match Tesla at its own game in 2018, even … [Read more…]
We’ve grown used the mind-blowing performance of Radical’s road-legal track monsters, but this new RXC Turbo 500R really is something special. Built around a simple but strong and light tubular steel spaceframe, the range-topping RXC is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.5-litre V6 Ford EcoBoost engine good fora mighty 447kW and 63ONm.
Adding a heavier, retractable metal roof to an MX-5 may strike some as counterintuitive to the whole philosophy behind Mazda’s lightweight sports car. After all, the model has always championed simplicity and purity over appealing to a mass market by dangling trinkets and tricks in a bid to win their monthly payments.