Monthly Archives: July 2014

Raw to the Core: 2014 Dodge Challenger SRT

DDodge Challenger SRT CoreMatthew Keegan of Auto Trends Magazine in the USA reports in depth on the latest exciting muscle car that we probably won‘t get here:

Say “muscle car” and the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro immediately come to mind. These two sport coupes are the best known and the longest produced models in the segment, but they are not the only two. The Dodge Challenger is the third model, one that bases its styling cues on the first generation model produced from 1970 to 1974. Continue reading

2014 Jaguar XJR – Brutally Benign

If the world were full of Jaguar XJR’s, says Geoff Maxted, there would also be a glut of out-of-work chauffeurs because there is no way that anyone – no matter how wealthy (and at almost £100k for the tested variant you’ll need to be) – is going to buy one of these and then have someone else drive it. It’s a bit special. Continue reading

Get Car Connected

TechOnce, there was the car radio. In the 1950’s and 1960’s in-car record players were available as options – the entertainment centres of their time. Anyone remember the ‘Highway Hi-Fi’? Then there was eight-track, the cassette tape and the good old CD. In car entertainment and infotainment (and don’t you just hate that word) has come a long way and now it is going further. Continue reading

Four Wheels Good Two Wheels Good.

For the man or woman who has everything, or indeed for those that don’t, it is pleasing to remind you that Porsche do bicycles and have done for a couple of years. That’s one in the image. You don’t have to be a fan of cycling to see what a gorgeous object it is – it’s design art. As it carries the name of Porsche then you’ve got to assume the performance will be as good as the looks. Continue reading

The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S – Really A Daily Driver?

11I have to admit to a certain bias. I have been a Porsche aficionado ever since I owned a Cayman a few years ago. Keen readers will already know that whenever that car comes to mind I kick myself for selling it. Sometimes Mrs DriveWrite kicks me too; the reason as to why is moot but it’s probably because I sold the Cayman. Handing it over to the new owner was like giving the Andrex puppy to Cruella de Ville. The point is that when those excellent folk at Porsche offered me the featured car for a week I naturally jumped at the chance. Continue reading

Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On – The Classic Car

XJ6You don’t mind a little Shakespeare, do you? It is, after all, a part of our heritage. In this country, heritage is something we value: Royal occasions, stately homes, Cheryl Cole and the Aston Martin DB4 are all icons of the best of British. Sadly, only the wealthy can afford the luxury of a DB4 or the expense of running a Cheryl Cole but there still exists out there an automotive heritage that is within reach of many enthusiastic drivers – classic cars. Continue reading