Features - Motoring
When Porsche changed its 911 Carrera from air-cooled to water-cooled engines, purists were incensed. Hang onto your hats, though; an even more dramatic shift is happening to the 911 – turbocharging.
For the 20 years it’s been in production, Subaru’s WRX has made itself an icon. And in STI-guise, it has further cemented its legendary status – there isn’t another vehicle that has offered so much ability, so much tuning potential, so much fun, and been so reliable for such a low price. And while there’s no disputing the car’s brilliance, as the WRX STI hit the second-hand market, massive stereos and huge exhaust pipes seemed to become synonymous with the ‘Rex’.
Articles - Motoring
Does the world really need another sports car? Mercedes-Benz’s performance offshoot thinks so. With permission to create a machine to tackle the Porsche 911 head on, AMG offers up the Mercedes-AMG GT S, a wide-hipped coupe, with distinctive swoopy curves and a long bonnet with rearward cab. It’s vaguely reminiscent of early Ferrari coupes in its styling, but what makes this car different is what’s under that long bonnet.
marine - Silver Fast
At 77m, Silver Fast is the world’s largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht with conventional propulsion.
Lighting the way
With an engine from a Lamborghini and lasers for headlights, the new Audi R8 isn’t your typical supercar. But is it too smart for its own good?
Land Rover’s Discovery (LR4) came in for an update recently, and on the menu is a new engine. So does its new motivation enhance its character, or will its size be its downfall?
Ask anyone to name a famous car in film and it’s a good bet the Dodge Charger will be near the top of the list. So when a new Charger comes out, it needs something special to retain its legendary reputation.
It’s been 55 years since the first Mini went on sale, and the latest Cooper S sets out to capture some of that original charm.
Forget what you know about dune buggies. Low-volume sports car manufacturer Ariel has rewritten the rule book for four-wheeled dirt machines, with its latest creation, the Nomad.
motoring - The final Defenders
Land Rover recently announced that 2015 will be the final year for its esteemed Defender Series, the model that started it all and traces its origins to 1948 at the beach in Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, where Maurice Wilks first sketched the original Land Rover and the company’s trio of new, special-edition models, were revealed.