Monthly Archives: April 2016

McLaren 570GT, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

UK Debut For McLaren 570GT

The new McLaren 570GT will make its UK debut at the revived London Motor Show, following the global reveal at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The latest model in the Sports Series will be joining the 650S Spider and the sold-out 675LT Spider as part of the McLaren London stand #L63 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park. Continue reading

Lease cars, driving abroad, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Driving Lease Cars Abroad

As I write, the hedgerows are blooming and the trees are taking on a leafy green hue. It is also cold and you would be forgiven for thinking that it was February, only with flowers. Thoughts then must be turning to getting the hell out of here and through the Chunnel or over the seas to the lands of milk, honey and extravagant subsidies. With two Bank Holidays in May, the opportunity presents itself for a short break or indeed two. Continue reading

countryside, Audi R8, DriveWrite Automotive, motoring blog, car blog

The Audi R8 And The Countryside Idyll.

The Audi R8 V10 Plus you see in the above image is my ride for this week only, courtesy of Audi UK. As you can imagine, it was very hard indeed to come back indoors to catch up on writing but real life has a habit of getting in the way of fun. I expect you will have noticed that. Continue reading

The Global Cost Of Car Ownership

Here’s a detailed and great looking data visualisation courtesy of Carfinance247. It takes a close look at the cost of car ownership across the world taking into account new price, used price, popular models and insurance price. It won’t come as any surprise to you to learn that the UK is one of the world’s more expensive countries to be a motorist – but how does it compare to others? From motoring powerhouses like the US to the land of the supercar in the U.A.E., the piece explores eight countries in total.

Continue reading

Kia Carens, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Kia Carens – Family Fun

As the former prime minister Tony Blair probably never said, I’m not really a MPV kinda guy. Essentially, I’ve been there and done that. I have ferried ankle-biters to parties and teenagers to what I believe are called ‘gigs’ (a form of boat or carriage I always thought). So although I was aware of the Kia Carens and the rising popularity of the brand, the MPV-style of vehicle did not fit into my lifestyle. Or so I thought… Continue reading

Subaru WRX STI, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Subaru WRX STI To Tackle Isle Of Man TT Course

Pikes Peak not being enough for them apparently, Subaru of America have announced that the company intend to make yet another record attempt on the legendary and sacred Isle of Man TT Course, this time with rally driver Mark Higgins. Higgins will drive an all-new 2016 Subaru WRX STI time attack car that was jointly developed by Subaru of America and Prodrive, with technical assistance provided by Subaru Tecnica International (that’s the STI part). The new car is purpose built for the Isle of Man TT Course. Continue reading

Rebecca Jackson, Rebecca Racer, Jet Social, Jess Shanahan, DriveWrite Automotive

Rebecca Jackson Races KTM X-Bow GT4 In Euro GT Series

Jess Shanahan writes: Perfectly in-line with Project Le Mans, Rebecca Jackson will compete in the SRO European GT Series in a KTM X-Bow GT4. Rebecca, popularly known as Rebecca Racer, is working on Project Le Mans, her four-year plan to progress up to GT racing and the highly prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. Continue reading

Suzuki Vitara S, DriveWrite Automotive, car blog, motoring blog

Suzuki Vitara S – On Trial

Ladies & Gentlemen Of The Jury: The latest model Suzuki Vitara, when it was launched last year, was seen as a real step up in quality from the popular Japanese brand. I liked it very much. What I personally wasn’t so keen on was the available engines which I felt, although fine at what they did, were lacking in vitality. That’s all changed now thanks to the new Suzuki Vitara S with it’s fun and feisty 1.4L Boosterjet turbo motor. Now it is the car it always wanted to be. Continue reading