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New 2022 BMW i4 v Porsche Taycan video review: The world's best fast EV?

Posted in CAR NEWS on January 20, 2022
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[embedded content] The Porsche Taycan has become our default choice as an EV sports saloon because, above all else, it still drives like a Porsche. But might that change with the arrival of the BMW i4, particularly in this fast, four-wheel drive M50 specification, which pits the quickest i4 more or less against the lowliest Taycan.  The BMW i4 M50 makes 536bhp from two electric motors, can go from 0-62mph in 3.9sec and has a Read More »

Audi R8 Spyder RWD video review: How good is 2022's hottest V10 cabrio?

Posted in CAR NEWS on January 14, 2022
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[embedded content] This is the, deep breath, 2022 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Performance RWD. Which is a long title that means it’s a rear drive supercar with no roof. The R8 is Audi’s staple mid-engined supercar. These days it comes with a V10 engine only, of 5.2 litres, making 562bhp at 7900rpm, and 406lb ft of torque at 6400rpm. Performance is spectacular. The 0-62mph dash takes 3.7sec and the top speed is 204mph. Best of Read More »

Fat Truck video review: the ultimate off-roader?

Posted in CAR NEWS on December 25, 2021
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[embedded content] Let's say you've got a team of people and equipment and you need to get them somewhere inhospitable to work. You can't fly, it's too far to walk, and no regular 4x4 is inclined to go there. You might just want a Fat Truck. Fat Truck. Honestly, what a great name. The Fat Truck, made by Zeal Motor in Canada, is a go-anywhere all terrain vehicle for the most difficult of terrains, thanks Read More »

Audi RS3 vs BMW M3 xDrive video: which 4wd saloon is best?

Posted in CAR NEWS on December 17, 2021
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[embedded content] The new 2022 Audi RS3 has at least five things going for it. Yup, the RS3 is back and Audi has stuck to the formula for making its small hatch and saloon go fast, and that's to stick a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine in the front of it. Goody. That means the new RS3 makes 394bhp and 369lb ft of torque, and with a four-wheel drive system it's good for a 0-62mph time of Read More »

McLaren 720S GT3X video review: new £750k special edition driven

Posted in CAR NEWS on December 10, 2021
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[embedded content] What is the McLaren 720S GT3X? Essentially it’s a racing car that can’t race. It’s also arguably the fastest GT3 car on the planet. How so? Well, McLaren’s motorsport minds decided to see what it would be like if they took their successful 720S racer and turned the wick up - a lot - to create one of the quickest trackday weapons a substantial amount of money can buy. To do this, they Read More »

Pininfarina Battista video review: New 1900hp electric hypercar driven

Posted in CAR NEWS on December 1, 2021
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[embedded content] Where to begin with the Pininfarina Battista? It's a model that marks the establishing of Pininfarina as a new car company in its own right, building on the heritage of the renowned design house. As a result of Automobili Pininfarina deciding to make its own car with its own name on it, it decided that it needed to make a splash. And what could make more of a splash than an electric hypercar Read More »

Track battle: 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 vs Lamborghini Huracan STO

Posted in CAR NEWS on November 25, 2021
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[embedded content] If you want to buy a track-focused supercar, you get a lot of options. But few are quite so compelling as these: the 2022 Lamborghini Huracan STO and the new Porsche 911 GT3. The Lamborghini Huracan STO is the latest and maybe greatest version of Lamborghini’s V10 supercar. These days its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre engine makes some 631bhp at a screaming 8000rpm, as well as 416lb ft. That’s enough to propel it from Read More »

Ferrari 812 Competizione video review: 819bhp, £450,000 limited edition track tested

Posted in CAR NEWS on November 10, 2021
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[embedded content] The Ferrari 812 Competizione is one of Ferrari's special edition variants of its big V12 super GT car. The regular 812 Superfast is, well, super and fast, but this adds 30bhp and a whole raft of equipment to make it even more special. The big 6.5-litre V12 revs more highly, for a start - to 9500rpm. It brings spectacular performance - 0-62mph in 2.9sec and a top speed of 211mph (more technical data Read More »

Chevrolet Corvette C8 video review: American sports car hits European roads

Posted in CAR NEWS on November 8, 2021
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[embedded content] The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette has landed in Europe. Available at last in official 'export' specification compliant with European emissions regulations, and finally on sale in the UK in factory-warranted right-hand drive form, this is a landmark version of one of the oldest, most famous and most successful sports cars in the world. And we've been waiting for it for a long time. This car has been through a key technical transformation as part Read More »

Ferrari SF90 video review: UK track and road test of 1000hp hypercar

Posted in CAR NEWS on October 29, 2021
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[embedded content] This is the new Ferrari SF90 and it has a full 1000hp. That's 986bhp to non-metric old-school brake horsepower fans but whichever way you cut it, it's a shed load of power. It has a lot of firsts for Ferrari. the SF90 is Ferrari's first plug-in hybrid. It is its first four-wheel drive mid-engined supercar. It's also it's first road car with this amount of power, which sticks it right into hypercar territory, Read More »

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