Top Gear’s revamped season 24, after the departing trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May, was a commercial flop. But after a prominent presenter shakeup, can BBC Top Gear regain its mojo? The latest series will begin on the 5th of March at 8pm on BBC2 and BBC2 HD as part of an all new 7… Continue reading Top Gear season 25 – Will it finally break the mould?
Rally Sweden was another subpar performance for the boys in red, two rallies in and Citroen has only 1 from a total 32 stage wins. So, it has to be asked, is the new C3 the weak link? It’s the start of stage 17, the atmosphere is calm. Meeke drops clutch and heads into the… Continue reading Citroen’s C3 WRC, floundering or fatally flawed?
The second round in the WRC calendar yet again didn’t fail to disappoint, offering up a feast of Swedish action as the crews did battle on the icy roads of Varmland. The rally got underway in the usual fashion on Thursday Night with the ‘super special’ based in Karlstad. Toyota’s Yari Matti Latvala beat the… Continue reading Rally Sweden round up
Say the word ‘Kia’ to any motoring enthusiast and a dismissive shrug or cheap joke will follow suit . For years ‘Kia’ was a byword for ‘drear’. Think B&M bargains of the automotive industry. But now Kia has revealed a car with a sting in its tail In actual fact Kia today is a far cry from… Continue reading King Kia
So there we have it, after months of nail biting and hours of watching fuzzy 420p YouTube test footage, the latest generation 2017 spec Group B lookalike world rally car machines have done battle in the hills around Monte Carlo. The question is, who has the keys to the best 2017 WRC car? Well, since… Continue reading Monte Machines, who has the best WRC steed?
The 85th running of the Monte Carlo certainly delivered a dramatic start for the 2017 WRC season, but not without an initial tragic turn of events. After months of speculation the all new 2017 Spec world rally cars lined up outside Casino Square in Monaco on Thursday night, light pods at the ready, rearing… Continue reading Monte Carlo Round Up
Picture the scene, Barbra has passed her driving test , the L plates are off and freedom awaits. But what car should magically appear on her 18th birthday, ‘hmmm’ her daddy consolidates as he hammers ‘CARS FOR GIRLS’ in Google images, and there is it, a bright baby blue fiat 500. Step back though, is… Continue reading Fiat 500, Great or Girly?
In the last few years the UK automotive manufacturing industry has been labelled ‘the star industry’ in the UK economy having grown considerably in the past decade. But does the impending triggering of Article 50 risk the motoring industry suffering the same destiny as the ill fated BMC (British Motor Cooperation) as in the late… Continue reading What does Brexit mean for the UK car Industry?
Picture the scene, Sebastian Loeb is chillin out in his sun drenched lounge, red bull energy drink in hand, perhaps wistfully remembering all those 9 world titles. Only for Loeb to regurgitate half his zesty drink as the first images of the C3 WRC spring up on his twitter feed… One could assume that the… Continue reading Can Citroen recapture its WRC crown?
In many ways the motor industry is reminiscent of an iphone. Every new model has to be more advanced, more complicated, more technologically superior and inherently more expensive than its outgoing model. It is this push for constant statistical evolution and numerical superiority over competitors that leads manufacturers into a world of power outputs, 0… Continue reading Why we need more cars like the Toyota GT86